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  647(a), Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

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   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