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1999 Carnegie International Artists

By Mary Thomas, Post-Gazette Art Critic

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What follows are biographical highlights for the 41 artists chosen for the 1999 Carnegie International. While dates of birth range from 1927 (Alex Katz) to 1970 (Laura Owens), most of the artists were born in the 1950s and 1960s, and more than half come from the latter decade. Europe and the United States dominate in the number of artists showing, with a nod to Canada, Israel, Latin America and Asia -- though with contemporary patterns of global migration, place of residence is at times difficult to categorize.

Ann Hamilton and Jeff Wall will be familiar from previous Internationals, and Matthew Barney, Thomas Demand, William Kentridge, Kerry James Marshall, Diana Thater and Hamilton have had exhibitions in Pittsburgh in recent years.

Mediums represented include painting, sculpture, video, film, photography and installation.

Select exhibition sites have been listed to illustrate the international exposure these artists have had and to show where the current art "hot spots" are. Most exhibitions listed were held within the decade.

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Born: 1963.

Resides: Berlin.

Medium: Painting.

Educated: Munich and Hamburg.

Exhibited: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, N.Y.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York City; Royal College of Art, London; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany.

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Matthew Barney

Born: 1967.

Resides: New York City.

Medium: Film.

Educated: Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Exhibited: "Biennial Exhibition" (1995), Whitney Museum of American Art,bios03.jpg (7720 bytes) NYC; "45th Venice Biennale," Italy; "documenta IX," Kassel, Germany; "DASAMERICAS II," Museu de Arte de São Paulo; "ARS’95," Museum of Con-temporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; 10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; "Bien-nale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon," France; Moderna Museet, Stock-holm, Sweden; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC; Tate Gallery, London; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Barney’s work was included in "Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography" at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC, and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (1997).

Honors: Europa 2000 prize from the 45th Venice Biennale (1993). Hugo Boss Award from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1996).

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Janet Cardiff

Born: 1957.

Resides: Lethbridge, Canada.bios04.jpg (4381 bytes)

Medium: Participatory "audio walk."

Educated: Kingston and Edmonton, Canada.

Exhibited: "NowHere," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; "Sculpture. Projects in Münster 1997," Germany; Académie de France, Villa Medici, Rome; "XXIV Bienal de São Paulo," Brazil; "Wanås ’98," Knislinge, Sweden; "Sixth International Istanbul Biennial," Turkey; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Artangel project, Whitechapel Library, London; Power Plant Art Gallery, Toronto.

Honors: 1991 Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.

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John Currin

Born: 1962.

Resides: NYC.

Medium: Painting.

Educated: Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University.

Exhibited: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Projects exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Whitney Museum of American Art; Saatchi Gallery, London; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass; White-chapel Art Gallery, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

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bios06.jpg (9072 bytes)Hanne Darboven

Born: 1941.

Resides: Hamburg.

Medium: Installation.

Educated: Hamburg.

Exhibited: "documentas 5, 6 and 7," Kassel, Germany; "40th Venice Biennale," Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Leo Castelli and Sperone Westwater galleries, and Dia Center for the Arts, NYC.

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Born: 1964.

Resides: Berlin.

Medium: Photography.

Educated: Munich and Düsseldorf, Germany; Paris; London; and Amsterdam.

Exhibited: Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; De Appel Foundation,; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; 303 Gallery, N.Y.; Kunsthalle, Zürich, Switzerland; Tate Gallery. He exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1997.

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Mark Dion

Born: 1961.bios08.jpg (8322 bytes)

Resides: Beach Lake, Pa.

Medium: Installation.

Educated: School of Visual Arts, NYC; University of Hartford, Conn.;

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

Exhibited: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kunsthalle, Zurich; "Sculpture: Projects in Münster 1997," Germany; Nordic Pavilion, "47th Venice Biennale," Italy; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; American Fine Arts Co., NYC; De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; Kunstverein, Hamburg; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

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Born: 1959.

Resides: Derry, Northern Ireland.

Medium: Video installation.

Educated: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Exhibited: "NowHere," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Mod-erna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University; Matt’s Gallery, London; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

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bios10.jpg (7297 bytes)Olafur Eliasson

Born: 1967.

Resides: Berlin.

Medium: Installation.

Educated: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Exhibited: "2nd Johannesburg Biennale," South Africa; "5th International Istanbul Biennial," Turkey; "Sydney Biennial," Australia; "XXIV Bienal de São Paulo," Brazil; "48th Venice Biennale," Italy; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; neugerreimschneider, Berlin; Kjarvalstadir Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, NYC; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

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Born: 1968.

Resides: Johannesburg, South Africa

Medium: Installation.

Educated: No information available.

Exhibited: "Bienal de La Habana," Cuba; "2nd Johannesburg Biennale"; "New Works: 98.3," ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas; Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Leipzig, Germany; Queens Museum of Art, NYC; S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; Villa Arson, Nice, France; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Secession, Vienna, Austria.

Honors: 1998 International Artist-in-Residence, ArtPace/A Foundation for Contemporary Art.

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Born: 1957, Cuba.

Died: 1996, Miami.

Medium: Mixed-media.

Educated: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; New York University and Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

Exhibited: Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain; Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; "Biennial Exhibition," (1991), Whitney Museum of American Art; "45th Venice Biennale," Italy; The Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; "NowHere," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; "10th Biennale of Sydney," Australia; Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art and Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC; Brooklyn Museum, NYC; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wis.; Museum in Progress, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

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