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


2021 - Contra/Diction, Scad Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
2020 - Codeswitch, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2017 - Selah, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, 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
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
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


2021 - Black Art: in the Absence of Light, HBO Documentary,
2019 - Get up, stand up now, Somerset House, London, UK
2019 - Figuring the floral , Wave Hill Cultural Center , 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