Nan Goldin

As a teenager in Boston in the 1960s, then in New York starting in the 1970s, Nan Goldin has taken intensely personal, spontaneous, sexual, and transgressive photographs of her family, friends, and lovers. In 1979 she presented her first slideshow in a New York nightclub, and her richly colored, snapshot like photographs were soon heralded as a groundbreaking contribution to fine art photography. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency—the name she gave her ever-evolving show—eventually grew into a forty-five-minute multimedia presentation of more than 700 photographs, accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

Goldin first exhibited at Matthew Marks Gallery in 1992. Her work has been the subject of two major touring retrospectives: one organized in 1996 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and another, in 2001, by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include the slide and video presentation Sisters, Saints & Sybils at La Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris, contributions to the 40th Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2009, and Goldin's Scopophilia exhibition that was part of Patrice Chéreau's special 2011 program at the Louvre. Goldin was admitted to the French Legion of Honor in 2006 and received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2007. In 2012 The Macdowell Colony awarded Goldin the Edward MacDowell Medal for her enduring vision and creativity. Also in 2012, The Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro mounted an exhibition of Goldin’s work. Goldin lives and works in Paris and New York.

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Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions
The Beauty of Lines: Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection
Musée de l'Elysée
Lausanne, Switzerland
Jan 13 - May 6, 2018
Dancing with Myself
Francois Pinault Collection: Punta della Dogana
Venice, Italy
Apr 8 - Dec 16, 2018
Nan Goldin: Fata Morgana
Château d'Hardelot
Condette, France
Jun 2 - Nov 11, 2018

What is Love?
Kunsthalle Bremen
Bremen, Germany
Jul 7 - Oct 21, 2018
American Masters
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia
Aug 24 - Nov 11, 2018
This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg, FL
Aug 25 - Nov 25, 2018

Under a Dismal Boston Skyline
Boston University Art Galleries
Boston, MA
Sep 14 - Oct 28, 2018
Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
Lynchburg, VA
Sep 14 - Dec 14, 2018