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Los Angeles, USA, 1970. Lives and works in New York.


2023 - Oracle, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2022 - Patching Voyages, Salina Art Center, Salina, US
2022 - Sanford Biggers, MASSIMODECARLO BEIJING at Blanc Art Group, Beijing, PRC
2021 - Contra/Diction, Scad Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
2021 - Oracle, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
2021 - Intersections: Sanford Biggers, The Phillips Collection, Washington, USA
2021 - Only the Ashes, MASSIMODECARLO, London, UK
2021 - Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2020 - Codeswitch, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2020 - Soft Truths, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2019 - Quadri Ed Angeli, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, USA
2019 - Chimeras, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
2018 - Just Us, For Freedoms, Charleston, USA
2018 - New Work, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, USA
2018 - Sanford Biggers, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Traveled to Madison, WI, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Medford, MA, Tufts University Art Gallery, Tufts University, St. Louis, USA
2017 - Selah, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2017 - Sanford Biggers: Falk Visiting Artist, curated by Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, USA
2016 - Hither and Yon, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK
2016 - Subjective Cosmology, MOCAD, Detroit, USA
2016 - NEW / NOW, New Britain Museum of American Art, Batchelor Gallery, New Britain, USA
2016 - The pasts they brought with them, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, USA
2016 - New Monuments – Sanford Biggers: Laocoön, Cressman Center for Visual Art, Louisville, USA
2016 - New Work, Monique Meloche Projects, New York, USA
2016 - Mantra, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, USA
2015 - Matter, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, USA
2014 - Vex, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
2014 - 3 Dollars & 6 Dimes, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA
2014 - Danpatsu, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, USA
2014 - Shake, Shuffle, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA
2014 - Floating World, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
2013 - Sugar, Pork, Bourbon, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, I
2013 - Dark Star, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, USA
2013 - Ago, Monique Meloche, Chicago, USA
2013 - Codex, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA
2012 - Codex, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, USA
2012 - The Cartographer's Conundrum, MassMoCA, North Adams, USA
2011 - Cosmic Voodoo Circus, curated by Mary Ceruti, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
2011 - Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, curated by Eugenie Tsai, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
2011 - Performance Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Art Public at Art Basel, Miami, USA
2010 - Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, USA
2009 - Constellation (Stranger Fruit), Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2009 - Blossom, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
2009 - Peculiar Institutions, Solvent Space, Richmond, USA
2008 - Sanford Biggers, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, USA
2007 - Blossom, Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA
2007 - Performance, The Somethin' Suite, Performa 07, New York, USA
2006 - Freedom and Other Seldom Travelled Roads, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006 - Notions, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK
2006 - Cosmic Conundrum, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2006 - Performance, The Warsaw Pack(ed), Zacheta Gallery of National Art, Warsaw, PL
2005 - The Afronomical Way, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
2005 - New Work, Triple Candie, New York, USA
2004 - Sanford Biggers, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2004 - Both/And Not Either/Or, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
2002 - Afro Temple, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
2002 - Psychic Windows, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
2002 - Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Art Space, Budapest, H
2000 - Performance, Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva, Bronx Community College OM, Full Serve, New York, USA
2000 - Performance, The Art of Breaking, Downtown Arts Festivals, New York, USA
1998 - Performance, Slam, CBGB's, New York, USA
1998 - Performance, Communication Breakdown, Gallery 2, Chicago, USA
1998 - Performance, Dark Magus, CBGB's, New York, USA
1997 - Performance, Cane Song Cycles, Sculpture Center, New York, USA


2022 - Temporary Atlas, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, I
2022 - The Art of Anxiety: Race, Sexuality and Disorder in Victorian Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
2022 - Codeswitch, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, US
2022 - Temporary Atlas: mapping the self in the art of today, Mostyn, Llandudno, UK
2022 - The Colour of Anxiety: Race, Sexuality and Disorder in Victorian Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham, UK
2022 - Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA
2021 - Black Art: in the Absence of Light, HBO Documentary, HBO
2021 - Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
2021 - ECLIPSE, Athens Biennale 7th Edition, Athens, GR
2021 - Artists For NYC, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA
2021 - Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, USA
2021 - Mandala Lab - Where Emotions Can Turn to Wisdom, The Rubin Museum Of Art, New York, USA
2020 - Flag Project, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
2020 - Uptown, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, USA
2020 - High Anxiety, 22 London from the collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, Asheville, USA
2020 - Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA
2020 - Feedback, Jack Shainman Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA
2020 - Barring Freedom, travels to Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC, Santa Cruz ( October 2020) and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (October 2020), Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, Curated by Rachel Nelson and Alexandra Moore (April 2021), USA
2020 - In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
2020 - Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., USA
2020 - Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
2020 - Say It Loud, The Denison Museum, Granville, USA
2019 - Get up, stand up now, Somerset House, London, UK
2019 - Figuring the floral , Wave Hill Cultural Center , New York , USA
2019 - Henzel Studio Collaboration, THE NEW Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2019 - Less is a Bore; Maximalist Art and Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
2019 - Interchanges: Cross-Collection Conversations, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA
2019 - I Am Hip To My Hop. I Know Why I Move, Het HEM Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2019 - America Will Be! Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
2019 - Can’t Be Greedy…You gotta take some, and leave some, Het HEM Museum, Amsterdam, NL,
2019 - In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
2019 - The Academic Body, American Academy, Roma, USA
2019 - Lines of Fracture, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA
2019 - Messengers: Artists as Witnesses, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, NH, USA
2019 - 20 and Odd: The 400 Year Anniversary of 1619, LeRoy Neiman Print Center Gallery, Columbia Univeristy, New York, USA
2018 - International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Armenia 2018 (ICAE2018), Cafesjian Center for the Arts; Aram Khachaturian Museum; Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet; Artists Union of Armenia; Hay Art Cultural Center; Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, AM
2017 - Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations between Artists, The Met Breuer, New York, USA
2017 - Maker, Maker, curated by Paul Laster and Renee Ricardo, Children's Museum of the Arts New York, New York, USA
2017 - Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2016 - The Nest, An Exhibition of Art in Nature, The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, USA
2016 - Broken Flag, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, USA
2016 - Draw: Mapping Madness, curated by Tomas Vu, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA
2016 - Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
2016 - Hateful Things | Resilience, DePree Arts Center & Gallery, Hope College, Holland, USA
2016 - The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, curated by Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
2016 - Sanford Biggers & Ebony G. Patterson, moniquemelocheLES, New York, USA
2016 - Fresh Cuts, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, USA
2016 - Underlying Patterns, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art, Rochester, USA
2016 - All Tomorrow's Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, USA
2016 - Commissions from Performa's Archives, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2015 - Piece by Piece, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA
2015 - The Freedom Principle, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
2015 - SAIC 150th Anniversary Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2015 - Sanford Biggers & Xaviera Simmons, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA
2015 - She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, USA
2015 - Bring in the Reality, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, USA
2015 - Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2015 - POP Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Durham, Durham, USA
2015 - Inaugural Exhibition, Mémorial ACTe, , Pointe a Pitre, GP
2015 - New Ways of Seeing: Cultural Hybridity and Aesthetic Liberty, curated by Jan Castro, Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
2015 - Respond, Smack Mellon Studios, New York, USA
2015 - Constructed Histories, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA
2014 - Camera as Release, JP Morgan Chase Collection at Paris Photo, Paris, F
2014 - The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls' Club, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2014 - Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
2014 - The Freedom Principle, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
2014 - Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA
2014 - Black Eye, curated by Nicola Vassell, 57 Walker Street, New York, USA
2014 - Draw: Mapping Madness, curated by Thomas Vu, Out Art Museum, Beijing, PRC
2014 - New Bed, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, USA
2014 - Los Angeles Nomadic Division's Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, New Orleans, USA
2014 - Two Moons on the Shore, a Wind-Up Bird in Norwegian Wood: Haruki Murakami and Contemporary Art, Contemporary by Golconda, Tel Aviv, IL
2013 - Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, I
2013 - The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
2013 - Americana, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA
2013 - Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, New York, USA
2013 - Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA
2013 - Serious Laughs: Art Politics, Humor, curated by Daniel Mason, Ulster Performing Arts Center, New York, USA
2013 - Wayfarer, Picture Windows in collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas, International Center for Photography, New York, USA
2013 - Strut Your Stuff, curated by Ina Wudtke, HAU 1 Hebbel an Ufer, Berlin, D
2013 - Rehearsals, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
2012 - Exhibition for Ambassador John V. Roos, US Embassy in Tokio , Tokio, J
2012 - Contemporary Mandala: New Audiences, New Forms, Emory University Visual Art Gallery, Atlanta, USA
2012 - African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center, College Park, USA
2012 - Trasmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, USA
2012 - A small world, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
2012 - Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA
2012 - 8 Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
2012 - Performance, Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2011 - Sweetcake Enso , Village Zendo, New York, USA
2011 - Infinite Mirror, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, USA
2011 - Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, USA
2011 - Black Sound, curated by Ina Wudtke e Dieter Lesage, White Cube, Kunstquartier Benthanien, Berlin, D
2011 - 15 x 15 , Rush Arts Gallery, New York, USA
2011 - The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA
2011 - Performance, Moon Medicine, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA
2010 - 2010: Searching for the Heart of Black Identity, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, USA
2010 - Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA
2010 - Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, CH
2010 - Resurrectine, Feldman Gallery, New York, USA
2010 - Reflection, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, USA
2010 - Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
2010 - Who are you close to, Jane Kim / thrust projects, New York, USA
2010 - Progress Reports - Art in an Age of Diversity, Iniva, London, UK
2010 - Spirit Up!  Event Notation and the Invocation of Spirit in Contemporary Art, CCS Bard, New York, USA
2010 - Performance, Forum Lounge: Sanford Biggers, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, USA
2009 - Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, curated by Barbara Bloemink, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, USA
2009 - Americana, curated by Frank Wagner, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin, D
2009 - Performance, Stranger Fruit, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2009 - 30 Seconds Off an Inch, curated by Naomi Beckwith, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
2009 - Passages, Revisiting Histories: Sanford Biggers and Andrea Geyer & Simon J. Ortiz, curated by Niels von Tomme, Lambent Foundation, New York, USA
2009 - Jack Wolgin Competition Finalists, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
2009 - Hidden Cities, curated by Christian Marclay, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2009 - Carnival Within, curated by Uta Grundmann, Sabine Russ e Gregory Volk, Uferhalle, Berlin, D
2008 - Prospect 1: US Biennial, Old US Mint, New Orleans, USA
2008 - Nippon in Black, Doshisha University, Kyoto, J
2008 - Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, USA
2008 - Into the Trees, Art Omi, New York, USA
2008 - Shuffle, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, D
2008 - NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Menil Collection, Houston, USA
2007 - For the Love of the Game: Race and Sports, curated by Franklin Sirmans e Rehema Barber, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, USA
2007 - Illuminations, curated by Lucy Askew e Ben Borthwick, Tate Modern, London, UK
2007 - 3 Day Museum, Okinawa Museum, Okinawa, J
2007 - Performa 07, The Performance Art Biennial, New York, USA
2007 - Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA
2007 - Black Light/White Noise, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, USA
2007 - Intelligent Design, Momenta, New York, USA
2007 - Urbanity, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, D
2007 - Paradise & Inferno: The Post Millennial Black Madonna, MoCADA & Skylight, New York, USA
2007 - MANUAL cc: Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, PL
2006 - New York, Interrupted, PKM Gallery, Beijing, PRC
2006 - The Black Moving Cube: Black Figuration & The Moving Image, The Tate Britain, London, UK
2006 - Fountains, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
2006 - Twisted Roots, WPA/ Corcoran & DCAC, Washington DC, USA
2006 - Everybody Dance, The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts Art Rock, Rockerfeller Center, New York, USA
2006 - Black Alphabet, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, PL
2006 - The Dalai Lama Portrait Project: The Missing Peace, The 100 for Tibet, Art Rock - Rockfeller Center, New York, USA
2005 - D'Afrique d'Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
2005 - Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, curated by Valerie Cassel, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
2005 - The Here and Now, curated by Hamza Walker, The Renassaince Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2004 - Join Us (Calls of Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion), Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA
2003 - Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
2003 - Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Kuti, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2003 - Shuffling the Deck, Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, USA
2003 - The Commodification of Buddhism, curated by Lydia Yee, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2003 - Black Belt, curated by Christine Kim, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
2002 - Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2002 - Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
2001 - Freestyle, curated by Thelma Golden, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
2001 - One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2001 - Zoning, curated by Sofia Hernandez-Choy e Tumelo Musaka, The Project, New York, USA
2001 - Altoid's Curiously Strong Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2001 - Rapper's Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2000 - Full Service, Kenny Schachter, New York, USA