Dean Sameshima

b.1971 Torrance, CA

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
 

EDUCATION

2001  MFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1997  BFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2017   Dean Sameshima, McNamara Art Projects (In collaboration with Peres Projects, Berlin), Hong Kong, China

           647(a), Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

           Naming Rights, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

2016   647(d), GAVLAK Los Angeles, CA

          Public Sex, She Works Flexible, Houston, TX

2013   Cruise or Be Cruised, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain

2012   Faggots, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2011   In Passing, two person exhibition with Michael Bevilacqua, The Flat – Massimo

          Carasi, Milan, Italy

          Cruise or be Cruised, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2009   Pictures (Vier), The Forgotten Bar / Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

          Pictures (Tres), Black Pillar, Madrid, Spain

2008   Pictures, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany

          Numbers II, (Ode to Johnny Rio)," Peres Projects, Los Angeles

          Numbers II, (Ode to Johnny Rio)," Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2007   Numbers, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2006   Obsession, Retribution, Appropriation, Obliteration, Depression, Distribution, Confusion, Collaboration, Isolation, Annihilation,

          Gallery Sora, Tokyo, Japan

          Unknown Pleasures, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2005   Young Men at Play II / Boys in My Bedroom, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

          Young Men at Play, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004   Outlaw II (Silverlake), aspreyjacques, London, UK

          Outlaw, Peres projects, Los Angeles, CA

2002  Art Statements, Art/33/Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)

2001   He sang the soundtrack to my life: Too young to reason, too grown up to dream, Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria

          Too young to reason, too grown up to dream, Low, Los Angeles, CA

1997   Wonderland, Gavlak Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   Histories of Sexuality, Museu de Arte (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil

          Flaming June VII: Flaming Creatures, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2016  Art AIDS America, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

         December (Playback1), Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan

         Art AIDS America, Touring exhibition, Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015  HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (catalogue)

         Serialize, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2013  A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2012  Coming After, curated by Jon Davies, Power Plant, ON, Canada (catalogue)

         Bootleg T-Shirt Show, Printed Matter, NY, New York

2011  A Painting Show, curated by Aaron Moulton, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

         The New Disorder, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece

         Queer Chapel, Presented by Septembre editions, Paris, France

2010  FATHER, curated by Diego Singh, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil

          Cruise or be Cruised, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

          Sweet & Saccharine, curated by Ana Finel Honigman, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

          Summer Camp, Lost Horizon/Headshop, curated by Billy Miller, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany

          A about bauhaus...harm neu tues, curated by Matthew Brandt, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA

          Queer Zines, organized by Printed Matter Inc., OCA, Oslo, Norway

          ANTIFOTO, fotofest 101, curated by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue)

2009  Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

          Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany (DVD/catalogue)

          Youthful Gazes, Curated by Kim Light, Nayla Hadchiti, Maya Karanouh, Hannah Algee, Kim Light / Lightbox, New York, NY (catalog)

          Scorpio's Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

          GebaGeba, Misako & Rosen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

          Can't Rape the Willing, curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso, Second Floor, Brooklyn, New York

          Artists' Art / Artists' Books, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York

          Dark Rooms//Homme Made, curated by Avi Feldman, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery

          Excavating the Structure of a Bootleg Video, presented by B'L'ing, John Connely Presents, New York, NY

2008  FTW/DIY (1995-2004) RIP, curated by Nicole Panter, MOV-In Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

          Formal Issue, curated by Jeffrey Ian Rosen, AKTA, Tokyo, Japan

          Is/Not: LOVE in the USA: An exhibition of artists from Los Angeles, curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan, Louise T Blouin Institute,

          London, UK

          Summer Video Program, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

          Read My Lips, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

          Auslaender in Berlin, CITRIC Gallery, Brescia, Italy, curated by Margherita Belaief

          SGOZZATA, curated by Margherita Belaief & John Kleckner, Berlin, Germany

2007  Public Park, Scoops, Los Angeles

          Printed Matter: New York Art Book Fair, solo wall presentation, New York, NY

          Beyond the Zero, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece

          Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007

          ARTE E OMOSESSUALITÀ. DA VON GLOEDEN A PIERRE ET GILLES, works form the Ernesto Esposito collection, Palazzina

          Reale, Florence, Italy

          Natural Geographic, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles, CA

          Global Cities, Tate Modern, London, U.K.

          Mario Testino: Mario Testino at Home, Yvon Lambert, New York

          Blow Both of Us, curated by Shannon Ebner and Adam Putnam, Participant Inc., New York

2006  Public Storage, Temple Hospital, curated by John Pearson, Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

          Glory Hole, curated by Pablo de la Barra, Renegade City, London, UK

          Many, Many Guys and Girls, All Real Beauties, curated by Julian Hoeber, Circus of Books, LA, CA

          Swallow Harder: Selections from the Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2005   Log Cabin, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York

           Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Centro Cultural Tijuana,

           Tijuana and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

2004   Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, curated by Shamim Momim, The Salina Art Center,

           Salina, KS, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN 

           The Stars of Track and Field are Beautiful People, Changing Role Move Over Gallery, Naples, Italy

           10 Year Anniversary, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003   The rules that everyone will follow from this day forth, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

           Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Hovering, Peres Projects, curated by Daniele Balice & Anne Du Boucheron, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

           Portraits, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Gallery Artists, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002   Domestic Sprawl: Recent Los Angeles Photography, curated by Andrea Feldman, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

           Bystander, curated by John Connelly, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

           Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, curated by Simon Wachsmuth & Franziska Lesak, Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria

           LA on My Mind: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Michael Darling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

           Andere Raume/Other Spaces, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany

           Nachgemacht: reproduzierte Naturlichkeit-simulierte Natur, curated by Martin Prinzhorn, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

           Inframince, curated by David Bussel, Cabinet, London, England

           Who Can it Be, New L.A. Portraiture, curated by Jill Martinez, Los Angeles, CA Song Poems, curated by Steven Hull,

           Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)

2001   Scenes, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY

           Song Poems, curated by Steven Hull, Cohan, Leslie & Browne, New York, NY

           Two Friends and so on..., curated by Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000   Artificial Real, Low, Los Angeles, CA

           Sightings, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, NY

           Urban Hymns, curated by Michael Darling, Cal State Los Angeles, CA

           Carpooling From L.A., curated by Tam Van Tran, Asian American Art Center, New York, NY

1999   2nd Annual Wight Biennial UCLA, curated by Delia Brown, Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

           Good Vibrations, curated by Sarah Gavlak, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

           The Mourning After: Art of Loss, curated by Susette Min, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

           Flaming June II, Gavlak Projects/Works on Paper Inc., Los Angeles, CA

           Transit, curated by Margaret Morgan, Miller/Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

           antiworld, curated by Marcos Rosales, gallery:untitled, Dallas, Texas

1998   Hollywood Premiere, curated by Popular Mechanics, Hollywood Premiere Hotel, Hollywood, CA

1997   I'm Still in Love With You, curated by Steven Hull, 20th Century Women's Club, Eagle Rock, CA (catalogue/LP)

           Flaming June, curated by Sarah Gavlak, The Art Exchange, New York, NY

1995   The Autobiography of Difference, curated by Karin Higa, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2006  Japan/US Friendship Exchange, 2006

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY / PUBLICATIONS

2016   Tarasoff, Sabrina, “Monica Majoli: Primary Materials for Black Mirrors,” Mousse Magazine, Issue 53, p. 291-296.

2015   Without Permission: Cruise or Be Cruised, artist book, published by La Injurias, Caracas, Venezuela

           HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection, exhibition catalog, University of Michigan Museum of Art

           Queer, Aperture #218 Spring 2015, New York City, NY

2012   Coming After: queer time, arriving too late and the spectre of the recent past, exhibition catalog, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

           KINK, The 16th  Issue by Paco y Monolo, Paco y Monolo Barcelona, Spain

2011   Malkasten: Blätter, Revolutionary Sympathies, Das Ausmalbuch, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

2010   Zeitgeist. Variations & Repetitions, Save As... Publications, Barcelona, Spain, 2010 Bollen, Christopher, "Rated Art", Interview,

           December/January 2010

2009   "The 2009 Excellent People Award...", theexcellentpeople.wordpress.com

           "Scorpio's Garden", Verlag der Buchhandlung, Walther Konig, Koln, 2009, exhibition catalog

           "AUS KUNSTLERSICHT / ACCORDING TO THE ARTISTS (13 Questions, 51 Interviews)," Edited by Harriet Haussler & Aeneas

           Bastian, Kerber Art Publishers, Berlin/Bielefeld/Leipzig, 2009

           "647(a)", published by Dynasty Zine, Athens, Greece, 2009, artist book

2008    AIDS. A Reader. Material on AIDS & Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Prof. Matthias Herrmann, Vienna, Austria

           Schlaegel, Andreas, FLASH ART, review, May/June 2008

           “Queer Zines”: Exhibition catalog, Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, editors New York, NY: Printed Matter, Inc.. 2008

            Dean SAMESHIMA: Numbers II (Ode to Johnny Rio), DIS Publications, 2008

            Bergstrom-Katz, Sasha, “Interview with Dean Sameshima”, www.artslant.com, 2008

            Finel Honigman, Ana "Dean Sameshima at Peres Projects" ART IN AMERICA, June 23, 08

2007    Allsop, Laura, "What He Loved", ART REVIEW issue #10: , April 23, 07: 34

           “Instilled and Lost”, Peres Projects, Los Angeles/Berlin

           Finel Honigman, Ana, "Dean Sameshima Talks to Ana Finel Honigman"

2006   Taft, Catherine, “ A Lover’s Discour se”, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, Artforum.com, 2006

           Rosen, Misako, "Art", Tokion vol. 11, no. 53, 2006

           Yamashita, Shiyo, "Photographers 002", Esquire November 2006, Vol. 20, no. 11

           "LA Artland: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles", Black Dog Publishing, 2006

           "Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography", Phaidon Publishing

            i-D magazine #264, "The Upbeat Issue", 2006

           "Freddie", artist book, DIS Publications

2005    Walkowiak, Jeffrey: 9th Baltic Triennial, “BMW: Black Market World” catalog, September 2005

           Badi Magazine, June 2005

           "Seijo", artist book, DIS Publications

           "Ivan", artist book, DIS Publications

           "Young Men at Play" #1 & #2, artists' books, DIS Publications, 2005

           Cotter, Holland, "Log Cabin", New York Times, Friday January 28, 2005

           Visionaire #46, “Uncensored” issue, curated by Mario Testino

2004   i-D magazine, "Celebration" issue, December/January 2004/05 Hakim, Jaime,

           "Dean Sameshima", Attitude Magazine, October, 2004

           "Hidden Histories: 20th Century Male Same Sex Lovers in the Visual Arts", curated by Michael Petry, ArtMedia Press (catalogue)

           "Figures of Lust, Furtively Encountered in the Nights", self-published artist book

           Pethick, Emily, Critic's Pick, Artforum.com, April, 2004 Herbert, Martin, TimeOut London, (review), April 21-24, 2004

           Martinez Kyrgowkski, Jill, "Artworker of the Week no. 85", KultureFlash, April 21, 2004

           Ratnam, Niru, "Say Hi to Photographer Dean Sameshima, He's Hot", i-D Magazine, March 2004

           BUTT Magazine, "Deaf Dude", (artists' page), Spring 2004

2003   CSNA, (artists' page), issue #1, Fall 2003

           CREAM 3, curated by Ruben Gallo, Phaidon Press

2002   Wood, Catherine, "Inframince", Artext, Fall 2002, #78

           Loss: The Politics of Mourning, edited by David L. Eng & David Kazanjian

           Min, Susette, "Remains to be Seen: Reading the Works of Dean Sameshima and Khan Vo", University of California Press

           Cotter, Holland, "Bystander", New York Times, Friday, July 12, 2002 Schwenden, Martha, "Bystander", Critics' Pick, ArtForum.com

           Comer, Stuart, "The things we do for art," i-D Magazine, issue #220, pages 22 & 94, May 2002

           Andere Raume, essay by Yilmaz Dziewior and Katrin Sauerlander (exhibition catalogue)

           Amalfitano, Madelynn, SOMA, Vol.16.4 May/June 2002

           Hainley, Bruce, "Dean Sameshima", Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan (monograph)

2001   Hainley, Bruce, ArtForum, (review), May 2001

           Rickels, Laurence, "Dean Sameshima: Secret Agency", Artext, #72, Feb/April, 2001 Goldwyn, Liz, Hanatsubaki #618, (interview),

           December 2001

2000   Prinzhorn, Martin, "Conceptualism with a Splash of Cranberry", Camera Austria #71, pg. 27- 38

1999   "2nd  Annual Wight Biennial UCLA", essay by Delia Brown (exhibition catalogue)

           Ise, Claudine, "Articulating Grief Through the Art of Loss", Los Angeles Times, April 16, 1999

1998    "Greater Los Angeles, a Handbook for", edited by Florian Haas & Martin Schmidl, Frankfurt, Germany, Verlag Hausser

            Arning, Bill, "Honcho Featured Artists: Dean Sameshima, Glen Ligon, Adriano Pedrosa, Matts Liederstam", Honcho, Volume 21, #2,

            pg. 53-54

1997   "I'm Still in Love With You", edited by Steven Hull (catalog/LP)

1995   Steam: a quarterly journal for men, (photo reproductions) PDA Press Inc. Volume 3, issue 4, pg. 419/443

 

SELECTED PRESS

2017    Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.

2016   Tarasoff, Sabrina, “Monica Majoli: Primary Materials for Black Mirrors,” Mousse Magazine, Issue 53, pp. 291-296

2015   Finel Honigman, Ana, “Dean Sameshima,”Aperture Magazine, Issue #218, Spring 2015, pp. 116-123

2011   Caranicas, Devon, “Cruise or Be Cruised,” ARTSlant, online review, June

2010   Bollen, Christopher, "Rated Art," Interview, December/January issue

2008   Schlaegel, Andreas, FLASH ART, review, May/June issue

           Bergstrom-Katz, Sasha, “Interview with Dean Sameshima” ARTSlant, web, August

           Finel Honigman, Ana, "Dean Sameshima at Peres Projects," ART IN AMERICA, June/July issue

2007   Allsop, Laura, "What He Loved", ART REVIEW, review, April issue

2006   Taft, Catherine, “ A Lover’s Discour se”, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, Artforum.com

          Rosen, Misako, "Art", Tokion vol. 11, no. 53

          Yamashita, Shiyo, "Photographers 002", Esquire November 2006, Vol. 20, Issue  no. 11

          "LA Artland: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles", Black Dog Publishing

          "Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography", Phaidon Publishing

          i-D magazine #264, "The Upbeat Issue"

2005   Badi Magazine, June

           Hainley, Bruce, “Dean Sameshima: Peres Projects,” Artforum, review, Summer issue

            Cotter, Holland, "Log Cabin", The New York Times, Friday, January 28

           Visionaire #46, “Uncensored” issue, curated by Mario Testino

2004    i-D magazine, "Celebration" issue, December/January

             Hakim, Jaime, "Dean Sameshima", Attitude Magazine, October

             Pethick, Emily, Critic's Pick, Artforum.com, April, 2004 Herbert, Martin, TimeOut London, 

             (review), April 21-24

             Martinez Kyrgowkski, Jill, "Artworker of the Week no. 85", KultureFlash, April 21

             Ratnam, Niru, "say hi to photographer dean sameshima, he's hot", i-D Magazine, March

             BUTT Magazine, "Deaf Dude", (artists' page), Spring

2002     Wood, Catherine, "Inframince", Artext, Fall 2002, #78

             Min, Susett, “Remains to be Seen: Reading the Works of Dean Sameshima and Khan Vo,"                   

             University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

            Cotter, Holland, "Bystander," New York Times, July 12

            Schwenden, Martha, "Bystander," ArtForum.com, Critics' Pick

            Comer, Stuart, "The things we do for art", i-D Magazine, issue #220, p. 22/94, May

2001     Hainley, Bruce, ArtForum, review, May issue

            Rickels, Laurence, "Dean Sameshima: Secret Agency", Artext, issue #72, Feb/April

            Goldwyn, Liz, Hanatsubaki, issue #618, December

1999     Ise, Claudine, "Articulating Grief Through the Art of Loss", Los Angeles Times, April 16

 

PANELS / LECTURES

2004  "Contemporary Photography", slide lecture and critique class, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

          "Identity Politics in Contemporary Art", instructor: Jean Rasenberger, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

          "Artists in Their Studios", instructor: Eve Fowler, Art Center College of Design

2003  "Contemporary Photography", instructor: Eve Fowler Art Center College of Design, CA

2002  "Racialized Desires and Contested Space(s)", moderator: Viet Le, Cal State Northridge, Northridge, CA

          "Studio Visits: lots of pictures/some sound", instructor: Cindy Bernard, Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA

          "Artists Studios", instructor: Eve Fowler, Art Center of Design