NAN GOLDIN

Born: Washington, D.C., 1953

Education: School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, B.F.A. 1977; 5th Year Certificate, 1978
Imageworks, Cambridge, MA, 1974

Currently lives and works in New York and Paris.

Selected One-person Exhibitions:

2016
Nan Goldin: blood on my hands, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2015
Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2014
Nine Self-Portraits, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

2013
Scopophilia, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2012
Heartbeat, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

2011
Scopophilia, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2010


Poste Restante, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Scopophilia, Louvre Museum, Paris


Berlin Work. Photographs 1984-2009, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

2009
Poste Restante, C/O Berlin

2008
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2007
2007 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
Stories Retold, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Thanksgiving (from The Sir Elton John Photography Collection), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
1972–74 and The Other Side, a slide installation, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2006
Chasing a Ghost, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2005
Fantastic Tales: The Photography of Nan Goldin, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA; Traveled to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and the RISD Museum, Providence
STARDUST, Guido Costa Projects, Turin
Monika Spruth/Philomene Magers, Münich

2004
Sisters, Saints and Sibyls, La Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris

2003
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (catalogue)
Heartbeat, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2001
Le Feu Follet, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Traveled as Devil's Playground to Whitechapel Gallery, London; Still on Earth to Reina Sofía, Madrid; Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Memory Lost!, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2000
Scalo, Zürich

1999
Recent Photographs, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
The Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Thanksgiving, White Cube/Jay Jopling, London

1998
New Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi-city
Love Streams, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
Reflections Through a Golden Eye, 1975-1998, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
Jablonka Gallery, Cologne
Couples and Loneliness, Parco Gallery, Tokyo (catalogue)

1997
Love Streams, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

1996
I’ll Be Your Mirror, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and The National Museum, Prague (catalogue)
Children 1976-1996, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1995
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and New Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Art and Public, Geneva
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
The Golden Years, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (catalogue)

1994
Die Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Tokyo Love, Shiseido Artspace (with Nobuyoshi Araki), Tokyo (catalogue)

1993
A Double Life, Matthew Marks Gallery, (with David Armstrong), New York
La Vida Sin Amor No Tiene Sentido, Fundacio “la Caixa,” Barcelona
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Fotografiska Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
The Other Side, 1972-1993, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

1992
Obsessions, Orangerie München, Münich
Separate Worlds, (with Gundula Schulze), Kunst-Werke, Berlin
Fotoarbeiten 1972-1992, DAAD Galerie, Berlin
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency/The Cookie Mueller Portfolio, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

1991
Life/Loss/Obsession, Fotografische Sammlung, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Berlin Film Festival
The Other Side, Boston, 1972-1974/Hi Girl, New York City 1990-1991, Galerie du Jour, agnes b., Paris

1990
The Cookie Portfolio 1976-89, Photographic Resource Center, Boston
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

1989
Brandts Kaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Finnfoto, Helsinki

1988
Indiana University Gallery, Bloomington, IN
Houston Foto Fest, Rice University Media Center, Houston

1988
Couples, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

1987
Les Recontres d'Arles, Arles, France
Film in the Cities, Minneapolis
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1986
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York (catalogue)
Jay Gorney Modern Art (with Tim Rollins + K.O.S), New York

1985
Currents, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1977
Atlantic Gallery (with David Armstrong), Boston

1973
Project, Inc., Cambridge, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Terrains of the Body, Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
SNAP. Documentary and Portrait. Photography from the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Picturing Love: Photography's Pursuit of Intimacy, Katonah Museum of Art, NY
Home: American Photography at the Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION: #2 Help Me Hurt Me. Between Care and Cruelty, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2016
Inside - Artists and Writers in Reading Prison, HM Prison Reading, United Kingdom
Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Staged Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Decades of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum
Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Body & Soul, The Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York
Tough & Tender, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Lines of Passage (in medias res), The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece
FotoFocus Biennial - new Slideshow, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dancing with Myself: Self-Portrait and Self-Invented Works from the Pinault Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, Museum of the City of New York
On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller Gamble House, Gamble House, Pasadena, CA
Sargent to Basquiat: University of Vermont Alumni Collections, Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT
Thicker than water. Family concepts in contemporary art, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
Behold the Man - 100 Years, 100 Faces, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands
State of Disobedience, William College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Night Wakens, The Hague Museum of Photography, Netherlands

2015
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Photography Gift, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, PA
Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, WA. Traveled to the Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Alphawood Gallery, Alphawood Foundation, Chicago (catalogue)
In Appreciation: Gifts in Honor of Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
What We Call Love, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Tongues Untied, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
WHEN THERE IS HOPE, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Kunsthalle Hamburg
Schlaflos - Das Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst (Sleepless - The bed in history and contemporary art), 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (catalogue)
HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
The Untold Want, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Picturing Artists, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

2014
Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (catalogue)
Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Vivid Memories, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Urban Theater: New York in the 1980s, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (catalogue)
West: Berlin, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Berlin
In a Snap: The Art of Vernacular Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
Blue Sky: The Oregon center for the Photographic Arts at 40, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

2013
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York
Glam! The Performance of Style, Tate Liverpool. Will travel to Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America, Milwaukee Art Museum
All You Need Is Love: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Dreams of Venice, L'Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux
I, You, We, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Un/Natural Color, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Room to Live, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Distaff Side, The Granary, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy Collection, Sharon, CT

2012
Young People: Set 9 from the Collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich
Oriental Mirages: Pomegranates and Prickly Pears, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Will travel to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
The Flash of Nature, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
Bye Bye American Pie, Malba-Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires
Quilling: Devotional Creations from Cloistered Orders, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin
DLA Piper Series: Innocence and Experience, Tate Liverpool
Documented: A Visual Narrative of an Artist’s Life, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH
Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
Response to Provocation: Living Memoirs of the Culture Wars—Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres & David Wojnarowicz, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2011
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Something That I'll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai. Traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Bangalore; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; and Hyderabad, India
Series of Portraits: A Century of Photographs, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
American Dreams: 20th Century Photography from George Eastman House, Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia
The Human Touch: Contemporary Art form the RBC Wealth Management Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL. Traveled to Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin
Street Life and Home Stories: Fotografien aus der Sammlung Goetz, Museum Villa Stuck, Münich
Real Venice, Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style, International Center of Photography, New York
Elgiz 10 Istanbul, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
What’s In a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
In The Name of Artists: Classics of Contemporary Art From the Astrup Fearnley Collection, São Paulo Biennial Pavilion

2010
Brave New World, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

WE ARE THE WORLD: Figures & Portraits, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2010, Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles, France

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, Tate Modern, London. Traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

MUDAM Collection, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Thanks For Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Tucson Museum of Art
Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, and William Yang, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia

New Work: Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Honert, Charles Ray, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
 Traveled to Brooklyn Museum, New York and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Disquieting Images, Milan Triennale

São Paulo Biennale


"Autour de l'extrême" A selection from the MEP collections, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris

2009

Imagination Noir, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York
Familiar Feelings on the Boston Group, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

DARKSIDE II - Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich
Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France

Shout: Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art

Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Portrait. Photography as Stage, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

WE ARE THE WORLD: Figures & Portraits, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York
The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art

2008
Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington
Held Together with Water, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
Just Different!, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Between Memory and History: From the Epic to the Everyday, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Female Trouble: The camera as mirror and stage of the female projection in photography and video art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Münich
Las implicaciones de la imágen (The Image’s Implications), Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, MUCA, Mexico City
Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
True Romance. Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Museum Villa Stuck, Münich
Exquisite Corpus, Interacting with the Fragmented Body, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Darkside – Fotografische Begierde und fotografierte Sexualität, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich


2007
J’embrasse pas.., Collection Lambert, Avignon
Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Centre, London
True Romance: Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: 45 Years of Art and Feminism, Bilbao Fine Art Museum, Spain
Into Me/Out of Me, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Between Two Deaths, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Cross-Border: Fotografie und Videokunst aus dem Mumok Wien, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Loneliness and Melancholy, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Airs de Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2006
Personal Affairs. New Forms of Intimacy in present-day art, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Screened and Selected: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 1999-2005, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
More Than the World: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Into Me/Out of Me, MoMA PS1, New York
So the Story Goes, The Art Institute of Chicago
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Eighth Square: Gender, Life, and Desire in the Visual Arts Since 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York University. Traveled to Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Fashion Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2005
SlideShow, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis
Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

2004
About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago
EAST VILLAGE USA, New Museum, New York
PILLish: Harsh Realities and Gorgeous Destinations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (catalogue)
In Bed, The Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Aichi, Japan
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (catalogue)
Artists’ Favourites, ICA Galleries, The Mall, London
Fictioning Fashion, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)
Inside Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Double Takes, transformations through the lens, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Wirklich Wahr! Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien, Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, Germany

2003
Urban Dramas, De Singel International Kunstcentrum, Antwerp, Belgium
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
American Beauty: From Muybridge to Goldin, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Auroral Light: Photographs By Women, The Grolier Club, New York
Both Sides of the Street: Celebrating the Corcoran’s Photography Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Traveled to University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; DePauw University Art Gallery, Greencastle, IN
Imperfect Innocence, The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
To Eat or not to Eat: Or the relations of art with questions of eating, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Contemporary Photography from the Harn Museum Collection, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Only Skin Deep, Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York (catalogue)

2002
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Cars; Surrounding Interiors, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (catalogue)
Acquisitions 2001, Part I: Photographs, Video Installations, Video, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Surrounding Interiors: Views Inside the Car, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Traveled to Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (catalogue)
Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Visions from America: Photographs from The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Traveled to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (catalogue)
New York: Capital of Photography, The Jewish Museum, New York. Traveled to Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne, Switzerland
The Nude in 20th Century Art, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany

2001
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Collaborations with Parkett 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

2000
Angles of Incidence, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Photographs: A Decade of Collecting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
The 46th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.
Photography Now, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Rendez-vous #2, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
Rendez-vous #1, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France

1999
Food for Thought, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Spring Visiting Faculty, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Through the Looking Glass, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY

1998
Emotions and Relations, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (catalogue)
Remix, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France


1997
The 90s: A Family of Man?, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Family and Friends, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee Art Museum
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Rineke Dijkstra, Nan Goldin, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, The St. Louis Art Museum. Traveled to The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; The Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA; and The Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

1996
By Night, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (catalogue)
The American Trip: Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (catalogue)
Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Traveled to Wexner Center, Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Urgence, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
Social Documents, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Happy End: Zukunfts-und Endzeitvisionen der 90er Jahre, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
The Photographic Collections of the City of Paris: New Acquisitions, Une aventure contemporaine, la photographie 1955-1995, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (catalogue)
Sex and Crime: Von den Verhaltnissen der Menschen, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
Biennale of Sydney, Australia (catalogue)
It’s a She-Thing: Representations of Women in the Rivendell Collection, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1995
Public Information: Desire, Disaster, Document, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (catalogue)
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
In a Different Light, University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California at Berkeley
Faculty Works on Paper, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Photography Today, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, Korea
Fémininmasculin: Le Sexe de l’Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)
Boston School, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (catalogue)
Mother Jones 1989-1995, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
Close to Life, International Foto-Triennial, Esslingen, Germany (catalogue)

1994
Face-Off: The Portrait in Recent Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (catalogue)
From the Collection: Photography, Sculpture and Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Embody: The Photograph and the Figure, The Proctor Arts Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Puber-Alles(why am I who I am?), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Fotografinnen der Gegenwart, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Welt-Moral: Moralvorstellungen in der Kunst heute, Kunsthalle Basel
Issues and Identities: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago
Down Town: Life in a Modern City, Nederlands Foto Institut, Rotterdam
Of the Human Condition: Hope and Despair at the End of the Century, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo

1993
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Traveled to Seoul (catalogue)
Dress Codes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Uber-Leben, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Bad Girls, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Traveled to Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (catalogue)
Intimate Lives: Photographers and Their Families, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen, Germany
American Art in the Twentieth Century, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art, Part I, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fotofeis, Scottish International Festival of Photography, Edinburgh

1992
Desordres, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (catalogue)
Fotoforum, Bremen, Germany
Photography: Expanding the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
AIDS Show, Kunstverein, Hamburg and Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland
Spielholle: Aesthetics and Violence, Universitatsbibliothek, Frankfurt. Traveled to Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; and Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
AIDS-Ethik und Asthetik, Kunstverein, Hamburg; Traveled to Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland (catalogue)

1991
The Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Traveled to the Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Fotoforum, Bremen, Germany
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (catalogue)
Exploring the Unknown Self: Self-Portraits of Contemporary Women, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (catalogue)
The Fourth Wall, Photography as Theater, The Fourth Wall Foundation, Amsterdam
Get Real:Photographs by P.L. Di Corcia, Nan Goldin, Jack Pierson, Art Gallery of York University, North York, Ontario

1990
Contemporary Social Document, Centro de Estudios, Fotográficos, Vigo, Spain
Figuring the Body, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (catalogue)
The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers and Artists Respond in the Time of AIDS, International Center of Photography, New York. Traveled to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (catalogue)
Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1989
What Does She Want: Current Feminist Art from First Bank Collection, First Bank, Minneapolis
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

1988
Real Faces, Whitney Museum of American Art, Phillip Morris Branch, New York
Art and Photography: Interactions Since 1946, Queens Museum, New York

1987
Twelve Photographers Look at the U.S., Philadelphia Museum of Art
American Dreams, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (catalogue)
Portraits: Faces of the 80s, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum. Traveled to Queens Museum, New York (catalogue)
University of Texas, El Paso

1986
Midtown Review, International Center of Photography, New York

1985
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Psychodrama, Philadelphia Art Alliance
Self-Portrait Show, Museum of Modern Art, New York
20/20: Cleveland and New York Artists, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

1984
Portrait Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The Family of Man, MoMA PS1, New York

1983
Recent Portrait Photography, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1982
Faces Photographed, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York (catalogue)
Lichtbildnisse – Das Portrat in der Fotografie, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (catalogue)

1981
New Wave/New York, MoMA PS1, New York
Couches, Diamonds, Pies, MoMA PS1, New York

1978
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Slide Shows:

1996
Tate Gallery, London
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

1995
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

1994
International Center for Photography, New York
Programmkino Calligari Cinema, Wuppertal, Germany
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

1993
Fotografiska Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Tyne International, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

1992
Museum of 20th Century Art, Vienna
Stadtmuseum of Photography, Münich

1991
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Ontario School of Arts, Toronto
Portland School of Art, Portland, OR

1990
Hopkins Film Center, Hanover, NH

1989
ICA Theatre, London
University of Industrial Art, Helsinki

1988
Rice Media Center, Fotofest, Houston
Ferguson Theatre, Chicago
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1987
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles Festival, Arles, France
Rotterdam Theatre Festival
Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
Encore Series, Columbia University, New York
Nuit de la Photo, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, France
TVE Programme Metropolis, Madrid Universal, Barcelona
Symposium for Photography, Graz, Austria
Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Claustro de la Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
University of California, Santa Barbara
California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara


1986
Image and Sound Film Festival, The Hague
Miami Waves Festival, Dade County Community College, Miami
St. Marks Poetry Project, New York
Berlin Film Festival
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Real Big Picture (video installation), Queens Museum, New York

1985
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
Edinburgh 39th International Film Festival, Scotland
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
New Picture Makers (lecture series), International Center of Photography, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
The Collective for Living Cinema, New York

1984
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1981
Whitney Museum Downtown, New York

1979
Trinity College, Dublin


Awards:

2014
Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture

2012
Edwin MacDowell Medal

2007
Hasselblad Award, Sweden

2006
Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, France

2004
Medal of the city of Paris, France

2002
First Prize, Photoespana

1997
The Art Director’s Club 76th Annual Awards, Silver Award, Nan Goldin for Matsuda, Naked New York

1996
Teddy Bear Award, Berlin Festival

1994
Brandeis Award in Photography

1991
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
DAAD, Artists-in-Residence Program, Berlin
National Endowment of Arts, Washington, DC


1990
Mother Jones Documentary Photography Award, San Francisco
Art Matters, Inc., New York


1989
Camera Austria Prize for Contemporary Photography, Graz, Austria

1987
Maine Photographic Workshop Book Award, Documentary Book of the Year
Photographic Book Prize of the Year, Les Rencontres d'Arles Kodak Photoduchpreis, Stuttgart

1986
Englehard Award, Boston
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Alumni Traveling Fellowship, Boston

1978
Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Fellowship, Boston

1977
Wilhelmina Jackson Fellowship, Marblehead, MA