Claude Wampler 

CV


Born 1966 in Pennsylvania 

Lives and works in New York City and Charlottesville Virginia


EDUCATION

1998-1999 Masters Degree in Performance Studies, New York University Tisch School of the Arts

1992–94  Studied and performed with the Hakutobo Butoh Company, Tokyo

1985–89  BFA, State University of New York at Purchase, Conservatory of Theater Arts & Dance with Academic Credits from Columbia University, School of Arts & Sciences; and Operatic Study at Carnegie-Mellon University, Music Division.  


SOLO EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES 

2015

The B-Side of Influence: Billy Squier and Butoh, REDCAT, Los Angeles 


2015

Trailing Spouse, University of Virginia Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville Virginia


2014

Tower of Silence (My hamster Freddie Mercury’s premature Sky Burial.)/Vulture vs. Unicorn, Public Fiction and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


2013

N’as pas un gramme de charisme., The Kitchen, New York


2012

Mindaugas Talent Show!, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius


2011

Lecture Without Content But With Choreography, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei                                                                                                   


2010

untitled sculpture (LARGE-SCALE PERFECT THICK&DEEPLY GROOVED CORTICALLY FOLDED BRAIN LEASHED BY LONG CURVED SPINE TO IMMENSE&VOLUPTUOUS SPHERICAL HUMAN FEMALE ASS), Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Biennial, Taipei

PERFORMANCE (career ender), Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, ISTANPOLI Project, garajistanbul, Istanbul


2008

untitled sculpture (LARGE-SCALE FLEXIBLE&SEXY SELF-CANNIBALIZING NAKED VAMPIRE), BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama

Average Groucho: Engorged, Forde Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva

PERFORMANCE (career ender), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


2007

PERFORMANCE (career ender), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland & Diverse Works Arts Space, Houston 

Rehearsed Reverse, Diverse Works Arts Space, Houston


2006

PERFORMANCE (career ender), The Kitchen, New York

Rehearsed Reverse, Monkeytown, New York


2005

Coat Check, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

Pomerania, Postmasters Gallery, New York


2004

BETTERHUMAN, Z33 Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

Stable (Stupidity Project Part 10), Diverse Works Arts Space, Houston & Kaaistudios, Brussels


2003

Richard Wampler, Hebbel Theater, Berlin

vive la france, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Stable (Stupidity Project Part 10), P.S. 122, New York

Song&Dance(and a good movie), TENT/Witte de With & Schouwburg Theater, Rotterdam


2002

Strategies for Stagefright, Vooruit Arts Center, Gent, Belgium

denislavant, Menagerie de Verre, Paris

Song&Dance(and a good movie), Gulbenkian Foundation Center of Modern Art, Lisbon

Infiltration, Museumsquartier, Vienna

Ambulance, Diverse Works Arts Space, Houston

Richard Wampler, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


2001

Don’t Believe in Yourself, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles

Present Absence, Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels

Bad Job/Cruel World: Stupidity 2001, Part II, US$700 Stunt with Wedgy, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York

Exposé, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh


2001

Painting, the movie, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Richard Wampler, IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Transpeciality, Kaaistudios, Brussels


1999

Bucket, the working title, P.S. 122, New York, Vroouit Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, Kaaistudios, Brussels & TripleX Festival, Amsterdam


1998

Bucket, the working title, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland,National Review of Live Arts, Glasgow

Blanket, the surface of her, City of Women, Ljubljana Slovenia & Somner Szene, Salzburg

Poor Traits, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Knitease: Ms.LeFarge Gives Another Historical Performance, Apex Art, New York


1997

Muffle, Postmasters Gallery @ The International Gramercy Art Fair, New York

Blanket, the surface of her, P.S. 122, New York


1996

Hydrobeastaphilia/Kohi/Mamanucleosis, Pilot Arts, New York

Vertical Smile, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Geisha Secretia, Panda’s Glands: A Pheromonal Pursuit, P.S. 122, New York

Cult Of Claude, HERE, New York


1995

The Adventures of HER (Part 1 of 4) Landing #01.19.30.12.15.19.95 TAN CHILLY–Solid Lifeform, HERE, New York

Four Records One Dog, Judson Church, New York

The 17th State, produced by Rebo Co. (Japanese/British Co-Production) for High Definition Television

Siamese Tease, One Dream Theater, New York

1-900-10-27 (LuvMe), The Knitting Factory, New York

She is high. True or False?, P.S. 122, New York

Cake Fur, HERE, New York


1994

Shaft, SlimFit Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Felt Bell or Little Reverse Nurse, HERE, NYC

MAMA, P.S. 122/Mabou Mines, New York


1993

She’s Not Bad, She’s Just Genetically Mean, SOHO, New York

Dozen, Chalmers Church Art Space, Tasmania, Australia

Gala’s Gall Bladder, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Arts Festival, Melbourne


GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIONS

2015

Hotel Theory, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and Ruth Estevez, REDCAT, Los Angeles


2015

Made in LA, curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


2013

N’as pas un gramme de charisme., with Amelia Saul, The Kitchen, New York


2012

Mindaugas Talent Show!, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius


2011

Lecture Without Content But With Choreography, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei


2010

untitled sculpture (LARGE-SCALE PERFECT THICK&DEEPLY GROOVED CORTICALLY FOLDED BRAIN LEASHED BY LONG CURVED SPINE TO IMMENSE&VOLUPTUOUS SPHERICAL HUMAN FEMALE ASS), Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Biennial, Taipei

PERFORMANCE (career ender), Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, ISTANPOLI Project, garajistanbul, Istanbul p


2009

Danse Macabre II Peepshow, curated by Allen Weiss, In Transit - International Festival of Performing Arts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


2008

Time Crevasse, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hu Fang, Akiko Miyake, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Beatrix Ruf, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama


2007

What we do is sercret, curated by Amy O’Neill, Blancpain Art, Contemporain, Geneva

Evacuation, curated by Herman Asselsberg and Edwin Carels, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

BloodBath&Beyond, collaborative installation with Christian Holstad and Ryan Schaefer, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo

PLASTIC, curated by John Tremblay, Cabinet des Estampes Musee d’art et d’histoire,   Geneva

Melvins, curated by Bob Nickas, The Mandrake, Los Angeles


2006

Domino, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris


2005

designed and constructed paintings for Love is Everything, a dance piece by Sarah Michelson, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon

designed and constructed paintings for daylight, a dance piece by Sarah Michelson, P.S. 122, New York

designed and constructed paintings for daylight for Minneapolis, a dance piece by Sarah Michelson, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


2003

Melvins, curated by Bob Nikas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Fashion: The Greatest Show On Earth, curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle

Snare for the Eyes, curated by Alice Smits, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

Static, curated by Edwin Carels, TENT/Witte de With, Rotterdam

     

2002

Digital Sublime, curated by Wonil Rhee, media_city seoul 2002, Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

New Attitudes in Sculpture, curated by Ken Fried, Gallery@Green Street, Boston


2001

Panic, curated by Dan Cooney, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Statuts, curated by Boris Charmatz, Menagerie de Verre, Paris


2000

Painting, the movie, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Critic as Grist, curated by Michael Portnoy, White Box, New York

human/nature, curated by Jane Harris, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York


1999

Story, curated by Elyse Goldberg, AC Project Room, New York

Minty, curated by Bruce Hainley, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles


1998

Bathroom, curated by Wayne Koestenbaum, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York


1997

Threesome (with Anissa Mack and Aaron Rose), Postmasters Gallery, New York


1996

Permanent Brain Damage, written and directed by Richard Foreman, Ontological Hysteric Theater, New York

CULT OF CLAUDE Instructional Ritual Video, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York


1995 

NEOPAN 8mm, Fourth World A.W.O.W. Gallery, New York


PRESS

Jeremy M. Barker, A Return to “Performance”, Culturebot, February 10, 2013

Alastair Macaulay, Peeling Through Layers, With Drums and High Kicks: Claude Wampler’s ‘N’a pas un gramme de charisme.’, The New York Times, February 5, 2013

Samara Davis, Claude Wampler, 500 Words, Artforum International, January 29, 2013

Gia Kourlas, Audience, Ready to Play Your Part?, The New York Times, January 29, 2013

Tirdad Zolghadr, Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources, Phaidon Press, 2010

Patricia Reed, “CLAUDE WAMPLER: Staging Shadows Without Source”, C Magazine: International Contemporary Art, Issue 101, Spring 2009    

Christy DeSmith, “Claude Wampler: What Just Happened?”, The Rake, January 28, 2008

Rohan Preston, “Claude Wampler, Disappointing Yet Interesting”, Star Tribune, January 25, 2008

Kelly Klaasmeyer, “Claude Wampler”, Houston Press, November 22, 2007

Trajal Harell, “Claude Wampler: Interview”, Movement Research #31, August 2007

Stephan Marc Beaudoin, “Wampler’s (career ender) Is the Talk of TBA: 07”, Willamette Week, September 13, 2007

Gia Kourlas, “The Best and Worst of 2006”, Time Out New York, December 28-January 3rd 2006/7.

Matthew Sandoval, “Claude Wampler’s PERFORMANCE (career ender) presented at The Kitchen”, The Brooklyn Rail, Dec-Jan 06/07

John Rockwell, “Is It Dance? Does It Matter”, New York Times, November 24, 2006

“Claude Wampler”, Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, November 20, 2006

Gia Kourlas, “End of the Line”, Time Out New York, November 15-22, 2006

Gia Kourlas, “Maybe Some Spontaneity Can Happen”,  New York Times, September 10, 2006

Sophie Fels, “Claude Wampler Pomerania”, Time Out New York, January 13-19, 2005 “Voice Choice- Claude Wampler”, The Village Voice, January 5-11, 2005

Claude Wampler, “Gustav”, AS, publisher: Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Summer 2004

Jeroen Peeters, “De toeschouwer vastgelegd”, De Morgen, March 15, 2004

Pieter T’Jonck, “Kunst die zichzelf uitwist”, TIJD Cultuur, March 11, 2004

David Usborne, “The Joy of Sex”, The Independent Magazine, September 20, 2003

John Waters and Bruce Hainley, Art - A Sex Book, Thames & Hudson, 2003

Claudia Galhos, “E danca? E artes plasticas?”, Diario Economico, September 19, 2002

Maria Joao Caetano, “Um filme, varias cancoes e um solo do danca”, Diario de Noticias, September 9, 2002

Davis Bernadas, “Obesession denislavant”, Mouvement.Net, September 25, 2002

Chas Bowie, “Slapstick Disaster Verité” Glass Tire: Texas Visual Art Online, January 18, 2002

Michael Rush ,“A Note: Performance Art Lives,” Fashion Theory, September 2001

Sally De Kunst, “De dwingende afwezigheid van Claude Wampler,” De Morgen, May 25, 2001

Herman Asselberghs, “Broken Contract,” TIJD Cultuur, May 16, 2001

Dominique LeGrand, “Claude Wampler: Goodbye to the Body,” Le Soir, May 2, 2001

Wayne Koestenbaum ,“Sixteen Fables for Claude Wampler,” Dietsche Warande & Belfort, March 2001

Jane Harris, “Claude Wampler,” Art&Text, December 2000/January 2001

Michael Rush, “Claude Wampler at Postmasters,” Art in America, February 2001

Wayne Koestenbaum, “Top Ten/Figures and Faces,” Artforum, December 2000

David Humphrey, “Claude Wampler at Postmasters/New York e-Mail,” Art Issues, November/December 2001

Claude Wampler,” Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, October 9, 2000

Holland Cotter, “Claude Wampler,”, The New York Times, September 29, 2000

Sarah Valdez, “Claude Wampler,” Time Out NY, September 21-28, 2000

Out There - Claude Wampler,” Interview, February 2000

Bruce Hainley, “Best of the ‘90s - Claude Wampler,” Artforum, December 1999

Tom Murrin, “Merry Prankster - The Canny and Controversial Claude Wampler,” Paper, February 1999

Peter Plagens, “Claude Wampler- High Performance,”, Newsweek, January 25, 1999

Peter Plagens, “Stage Fright,” Artforum, January 1999

Wayne Koestenbaum, “The Best of 1998”, Artforum, December 1998

Peter Plagens, “The Best of 1998”, Artforum, December 1998

RoseLee Goldberg, Performance: Live Art Since the 1960ties, Harry N. Abrams, 1998

E.E.F. “Ein dringendes Bedurfnis”, Sud Zeitung,  July 1998

Holland Cotter, “Bathroom”, New York Times,  June 26, 1998

David Rimanelli, “Bathroom”, New Yorker, July 6, 1998

RoseLee Goldberg, “Blanket, the surface of her”, Artforum, September 1997

Kim Levin, “Fair Play”, Village Voice, May 29, 1997

Steven Druckman, “Send in the Claude”, Village Voice, April 22,1997

Bruce Hainley, “Dumb Up”, Artforum, December 1996

Sarah Schmerler, “Vertical Smile”, Time Out New York, July 3,1996

Bruce Hainley, “All The Rage”, Artforum, March 1996

Tom Murrin, “Summer Stage”, Paper Magazine, Summer 1995

Bruce Hainley, “Cake Fur”, Artforum, April 1995

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