Oscar TUAZON

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Oscar TUAZON (°1975, USA)
 
Comprised of a combination of natural and industrial materials, the sculptures and installations of Oscar Tuazon reference minimalist sensibilities, extreme do-it-yourself aesthetics and vernacular architecture. His works maintain an improvised, precarious quality that draws upon his long-standing interest in how the built environment is redefined and redesigned by the act of inhabitation.  Tuazon says, “I hope that the effect of my work is mostly physical. That’s what I like — walking through something, having an experience of the weight of things, or an experience of balance… That kind of really basic physical thing makes the work interesting; it makes it disarming and strange.”
(abstract from Jonathan Viner Gallery, artist page)
Oscar TUAZON (°1975, USA)
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2015
Solo Show, Consortium Dijon, Dijon, France
2014
I Never Learn, Standard Gallery, Oslo, Norwary
Alone in an Empty Room; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
A Home, Galerie Eva Presenhuber; Zurich, Switzerland
2013
White Walls, Sensory Spaces, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Spasms of Misuse, Shinkel Pavillion, Berlin
2012
People, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY
Scott Burton, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
We’re just in it for the money (with Elias Hansen), Balice Hertling, Paris
 Manual Labor, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2011
America Is My Woman, Maccarone, New York, NY
Steel, Pressure-Treated Wood, Oak Post Office Chair, Induction Stovetop, Aluminum, Standard, Oslo
Die, Power Station, Dallas
2010
Sex Booze Weed Speed (with Gardar Eide Einarsson), Rat Hole, Tokyo; My Mistake, ICA
London
Oscar Tuazon, Kunsthalle, Bern
My Flesh to Your Bare Bones (with Vito Acconci), Maccarone, New York, NY
Sex, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London
It Was One of My Best Comes, Parc St Leger, Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Pougues-les- Eaux
2009
Against Nature, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Bend It Till It Breaks, Centre international d’art et du paysage, IIe de Vassiviere
F.T.W., Dependance, Brussels
That’s Not Made for That, David Roberts Foundation, London
Ass to Mouth, Balice Herting, Paris
Untitled (Leave Me Be), Standard, Oslo
I Was A Stranger, Balice Hertling with Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Another Nameless Venture Gone Wrong, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg
2008
Dirty Work, Jonathan Viner/ Fortescue Ave, London
A Vow of Poverty, Maccarone, New York, NY
Kodiak (with Eli Hansen), Art Museum, Seattle, WA
This World’s Just Not Real To Me (with Eli Hansen), Howard House, Seattle, WA
Alex Hubbard and Oscar Tuazon, Museum of Contemporary Art, St Louis, MI
2007
I’d Rather Be Gone, Standard, Oslo
Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Palais the Tokyo, Paris
Oscar Tuazon/Mike Freeman, Castillo/ Corrales, Paris; VOluntary Non vUlnerable (with Eli
Hansen), Bodgers and Kludgers, Vancouver
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2014 The Promise, Arnolfni, Bristol, UK; Einarsson/Faldbakken/Tuazon, Team Gallery, New York;
Oskar Tuazon and John Divola, TheNow, MiArt, Milan
2013 Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA; Not Yet Titled, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany;
356 Sculptures, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA; A Free Country, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
Switzerland; Standard Escape Routes, Standard Oslo, Norway
2012 Alone together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA, Nina Beier, Berry Patten, Pamela
Rosenkranz, Oscar Tuazon and Emily Wardill: Deliquesce, (curated by Emma Astner and Laura
Mclean-Ferris) Jonathan Viner Gallery, London; Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto;
Heart in Hand, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY; Sense and Sustainability, Urdaibai Art; Ab in
Die Eke, Stadtische Galerie, Delmenhorst; Minimal Myth, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam;
Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2011 The Language of Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Sculpture Now, Galerie
Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; ILLUMInations, 54th Biennial, Venice; Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas
Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia; Fragments Americana, Almine
Rech, Brussels; The Art of Narration Changes with Time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin; After Images, Musée
Juif de Belgique, Brussels; Dystopia, CAPC, Bordeaux; Art In The City, Art Brussels, Brussels;
Under Construction, SAKS, Geneva; Light In Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA; Poste Restante,
Artspeak, Vancouver; Tableaux, Le Magasin, Grenoble; You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris
2010 Displaced Fractures, Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; The Way it Wasn’t
(celebrating 10 years of Castillo/ Corrales), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN; When
do you see yourself in ten years?, Standard, Oslo; The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin;
Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Do, Redo, Undo, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels;
Perpetual Battles, Balbakov Foundation, Moscow; Infinite Fold, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Les
sculptures meurent aussi , La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse; A Basic Human Impulse, Galleria Comunale
d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone;
2009 Utopie ed Quotidiennete, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; Sauvagerie Domestique, Galeria
Edouard Manet, Genevilliers; Insiders- pratigues, usages, savoir-faire, CAPC, Bordeaux; Espejos/
Mirrors, MARCO, Vigo; Display with Sound, International Project Space, Birmingham; L’image
Cabree, 11e Prix Fondation d’entreprise Richard, Paris; Free as Air and Water, Cooper Union
Houghton Gallery, New York, NY; Of Vagrant Dwellers in the Houseless Woods, Or Gallery,
Vancouver; Genneriello, Balice Hertling, Paris; Suddenly, Pomona College Museum of Art,
Claremont, CA; Use It For What It’s Used For (with Elias Hansen), Temporary Sculpture Park,
New York, NY; Evento, Public Art Festival, Bordeaux
2008 27 November-21 January 2009, Dependance, Brussels; Sack of Bones, Peres Projects, Los
Angeles, CA; Rendez-Vous Nowhere, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gastelz; Degrees of
Remove: Landscape and Affect, Sculpture Center, Long Island, NY; Suddenly: Where We Live Now,
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, OR; Kodiak, Seattle Art Museum,
Seattle; Sommerakademie, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern; You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle,WA;
Transformational Grammar, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan; The Station, Miami, FL; You Complete
Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA; Société Anonyme / Section 7 Books, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
2007 A Town (Not a City), Kunsthalle, St Gallen;Voluntary Nonvulnerable, Bodgers and Kludgers
Cooperative Art Parlour, Vancouver; Leave Me Be, Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2006 The Elementary Particles (The Paperback Edition), Standard, Oslo; Minotaur Blood, Johnathan
Viner/ Fortescue Avenue, London; Just Move On, CLUI Wendover, UT; Down By Law, The Wrong
Gallery at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; An Open Operation, Edinburgh
College of Art, Edinburgh; The Culture of Fear, Halle 14, Leipzig/ ACC Galerie, Weimar;
Metronome no. 10, Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Living Underground, Siuslaw
National Forest, Oregon
2005 Secret Room, Kanazawa; Baroque Geode, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA; Bridges,
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
2004 Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York, NY; Xtreme Houses, Lothringer13,
Munich; Human, Fucking Human, Lofoten International Art Festival, Bergen; Adaptations,
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Temporary Services,
Chicago, IL/ Princeton School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ/ Artists Space, New York, NY; The
Subsidized Landscape, Center for Architecture, New York, NY; Sprawl, Hudson Clearing, New
York, NY; Adaptations, Apex Art, New York, NY; Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; 24/7,
CAC, Vilnius
2003 Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY; Deathtime, 27 Canal, New York, NY;
Whitney Independent Study Program, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Totally Motivated (with
Gardar Eide Einarsson), Kunstverein, Munich; Between the Lines (with Gardar Eide Einarsson),
Apex Art, New York, NY; Inscribing the Temporal, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2002 STRIKE, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; Coming Soon, Museum of the White
Man, New York, NY / Suquamish, WA
2001 Programmable City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY; Building Codes,
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York; NY; Landlords Instant Cash!, P.S.1 Center for
Contemporary Art, New York, NY