Biography: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

IM ROLLINS  and K.O.S.

BIOGRAPHY Tim Rollins:

Born in Pittsfield, Maine, 1955.

Lives and works in the South Bronx, NY.

EDUCATION

1976 University of Maine, Augusta, Maine, A.S.

1978 School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, B.F.A.

1980 New York University, Department of Art Education, NYC, NY.

TEACHING: 1979 Co-Founded Group Material, NYC, NY. 1980-1981 New York

Marxist School, NYC, NY. 1982 Founded K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) and the Art and Knowledge Workshop, Inc., South Bronx, NY.  1980-1982 Learning to Read Through the Arts Program, NYC, NY. 1982-1987 I.S. #52, South Bronx, New York. 1995 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis. 1997 to present   School of Visual Arts., 2003-5 Resident Professor of Art and Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

K.O.S. – Current Members: Angel Abreu, born Philadelphia, 1974 / Jorge Abreu, born New York City, 1979 / Robert Branch, born New York City, 1977 / Ala Ebtekar, born Berkeley, CA 1978 / Benjamin Volta, born Abington, PA 1979 / Wesley Martin Berg, born Minneapolis, MN 1984 / Bryce Zachery, born Rochester, N.Y. 1984 / Daniel Bocatto, born Sao Paulo, Brazil  1991 / Nelson Ricardo Savinon, born New York City  1971 / Steven Vega, born Middletown, N.Y. 1977

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 “The Moonlight Was Behind Them”, Maureen Paley, London, UK 2016 “Unbound: Tim Rollins and K.O.S”, Portland Museum of Art, portland, ME, USA / Art Unlimited, Art Basel 47, Basel, Switzerland 2014 “A Midsummer Nigth’s Dream” Galerie Chantal Crousel – Paris. F. / Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, Savannah, GA  2013 “On the Origin”, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA. / Maureen Paley Gallery, London, UK. / Xavier Hufkens , Brussell, BE.2012 “The Black Spot”, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. / ”On Transfiguration”, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH. 2011 ”On Transfiguration”, GaMec Museum, Bergamo, I. / Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA. 2010 “From the Mountaintop: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.”  Sarah Moody Gallery, Universtity of Alabama, USA. / Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, I. / “What Matters”, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester/MA, USA. / “Songs without words”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH. / Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History”, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA. 2009 “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History”, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania, USA. / The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, New York, USA. 2008 Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA. / “Metamorphosen”, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, I. / “King & Courage”, The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, NY, USA. / AMP Gallery, Athens, G. / “Let there be light”, The Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, NY, USA. 2007 Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: 25 Years, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH. 2006 “New Works on Music”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “We See the Promised Land – Tim Rollins and KOS in Collaboration with Atlanta Youth” / Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA., USA. / “The Creation (after Haydn)”  The New York Center for Arts and Media Studies, New York, USA. / “The Creation (after Haydn)”, Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME. / “Tim Rollins and KOS: Past, Present and Future”  Yellowbird Gallery, Newburgh, N.Y. and Beacon Cultural Center, Beacon, N.Y., USA. 2005 “The Creation – Tim Rollins and K.O.S. at Pyramid Atlantic”, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Springs, USA. / “The Creation – Tim Rollins+K.O.S.”, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C., USA. / “The Creation – Tim Rollins+K.O.S.”, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA., USA. / “The Creation Folio”, Edison Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA. / “The Creation Folio”, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD., USA / “Building the Beloved Community”, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA., USA / “Winter Morning Walks (after Ted Kooser)”, Heydon Art Center, Lincoln, NB., USA. / “Freedomworks”, Fusebox Gallery, Washington, DC, USA. / “On the Nature of the Universe”, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC, USA. / “Creation Mythologies” Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University , Philadelphia, PA, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Large Scale Works 2000/04”, The Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI. / “Let There Be Light”, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinatti, OH. / Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Large Scale Works”, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Ill. 2003 “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Agape”, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University , Philadelphia, PA, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.”, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA, USA. / “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, University of Georgia Gallery, Athens, GA, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.  Works on Paper 1983 – 2003”, Art Resources Transfer, NYC, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.  War of the Worlds”,  Whitebox, NYC, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Works on Paper”, Dishman Art Gallery, Beaumont, TX., USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Works on Paper”, Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, Iowa, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S. for Lawrence, Kansas – What Happens to a Dream Deferred ?”, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS., USA. / “New Paintings”, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA., USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: New Work”, Baumgartner Gallery, N.Y., USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S. 20 Years of Art and Teaching”, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN., USA. 2001 “Real Time”, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Superheroes”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. / Raucci / Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I. / “The Evidence of Things Not Seen”, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, N.Y., USA. 2000 Baumgartner Gallery, New York, USA. / Wood Street Galleries, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. / The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y., USA. / The De Young Memorial Art Museum, San Francisco, CA., USA.  / Shark Island Contemporary Art Center, Bristol, UK. / Crow Shadow Institute, Pendleton, OR., USA. / Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, Tenn., USA. 1999 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Ill., USA. / Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, USA. / Trinity Christian College, Chicago, Ill., USA. / Robert Livingston Magnet Junior High School, Albany, N.Y., USA. / The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA. / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ. / Berkeley Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. 1998 “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.:Kids Across America,” University of S. Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Fifteen Years of Art and Teaching”, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: I See the Promised Land,” John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: The Strength to Love,” The Greenville College Art Gallery, Greenville, IL, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Fifteen Years of Art and Teaching,” University Art Museum, NY, USA. / Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, CA., USA. / Zeum, San Francisco, CA, USA. / Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA. / Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK. / New York State Art Museum, Albany, N.Y. , USA. / Berkeley Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA., USA. / Utrecht Academy of the Arts, Utrecht, NL. 1997 “Tim Rollins and KOS: Fifteen Years of Art and Teaching,” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA. / “Prometheus Bound,” Academy Theatre Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: The Psalms,” Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA, USA. 1996 “Kommos,” Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA. 1995 Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY., USA. 1994 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. / Grand Central Terminal, NYC, NY., USA. 1993 Fundacion Para el Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico, USA. / Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. / Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts., USA. 1992 Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. / Grand Central Station, New York, NY. / Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA, USA. / Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC., USA. / Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / Le Case d’Arte, Milan, I. 1991 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois., USA. 1990 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. / Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel, Basel, CH. / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California., USA. / Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, D. / State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, New York, USA. / Crown Point Press, NYC, NY, and San Francisco, California., USA. / Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York, USA. 1989 Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY., USA. / Johnen & Schottle, Koln, D. / Dia Art Foundation, NYC, NY., USA. / Interim Art, London, UK. 1988 Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland. / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK. / Riverside Studios, London, UK. / Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts., USA. / Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid, ES. 1987 Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. / Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. 1986 Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY., USA. / Fashion Moda, South Bronx, New York, USA. / State University of New York, Old Westbury, New York, USA. / Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. 1985 Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, USA. 1980 Education Building Gallery, New York University, New York, USA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2017 “Black and Blue”, Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, MO / “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s”, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY / “Third Space / Shifting Conversation About Contemporary Art”, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL 2016 “Nightfall”, Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland / “Unbound Narrative”, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC / “”Repossession”, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY / “The Wooven Art”, Cooper Gallery of African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA / “The Tale that all but Shapes Itself”, Greene Naftali, New York, NY / “Summer School: Contemporary Art, Contemporary Kids”, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY / “Beyond the Veil: Works from the Permanent Collection”, Bronx Museum, New York, NY 2015 “By the Book”, Sean Kelly, New York, NY / “Wild Noise: Artworks from the Bronx Museum of the Arts”, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba / “An Inclusive World” The Queens Museum, New York, NY. / “Bring It to Reality”, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York. / “Drawing Biennal 2015”, Drawing Room, London, UK / “Future Seasons Past” Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA. 2014 “Literary Device” Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY / “Trees as Art” Peabody Essex Museums’s Art & Nature Center, Salem, MA 2013 “Macho Men, Tell It to My Heart” Collection by Julie Ault. Artist Space, New York, NY / “Du Bois in Our Time” Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA / “Body Language” The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY. / “something About a Tree”, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY. / “Benzine – Le energie della tua mente”, cur. by G. Carrada and C. Perrella for Marino Golinelli Foundation, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, I. 2012 “The sound of painting”, Palazzo Saluzzo di Paesana, Torino, Italy. / “Painting Now”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH. / “I Followed You into the Water”, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA. / “The Side of Paradise” Andrew Freedman Home, New York, NY. / “Wide Open School” Hayward Gallery, London, UK. / “Paper” Musee D’art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice, F. 2011 “Alice in Wonderland” Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; Smithsonian Art Museum, Washingthon DC / “Nothing In the World but Youth” Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate, UK / “The Intellectual Work: Enzo Mari with Pavel Büchler, Jason Dodge, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, D.  / “A Rocky Road”, Crawfort Art Gallery, Cork City, Ireland. 2010 “Condensations of the Social”, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York/NY, USA. / “En Privado 2. La Opción Desamable – Es Baluard”, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. / “The Page”, Kimmerich, New York/NY, USA. / “NI UNA MAS (Not One More): The Juarez Murders”, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia/PA, USA / “A Collections Legacy: Women Donors at the Haggerty”, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee/WI, USA. / “Permanent Trouble – Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp”, KOG – Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany / “Painting and Sculpture”, Lehmann Maupin, New York/NY, USA 2009 “We are sun kissed and snow blind”, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva presenhuber, Paris, F.  / “Chelsea Visits Havana”, Museo Belles Artes, Havana, Cuba. / “What Matters”, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester/MA, USA. / “Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art”, Visual Arts Gallery, New York City, USA. / “I Have a Dream: International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr”, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, USA. / “Origins of Species (After Darwin)”, National Academy of Sciene, Smithsonian, Washington DC., USA. / “Teresita Fernández/Christian Hellmich/Shirazeh Houshiary/ Tim Rollins and K.O.S.”, Lehmann Maupin, New York/NY, USA 2008 “Party Headquarters: Voting is Just the Beginning”, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York/NY, USA. / “Dreams & Portals”, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence/KS, USA. / “As Lathar/Off Site”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland. 2007 “Stripes”, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, New York, USA. / “Jubilee Exhibition”, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland, CH. / “Only Words”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA. / “Transgression/Excess”, Space Other, Boston, USA / “30th Anniversary Exhibition”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA. / “Repicturing the Past / Picturing the Present”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. / “Making and Finding”, Foundation to Life Exhibition Space, Mt. Kisco / “What Is Painting?”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. / “Sketch and Detail”, Chelsea Clinton Community Health Center, New York, USA. / “Exhibitionism”, CCS Bard Hessel Museum  Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, USA. 2006 “The Gold Standard”, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA. / “The Downtown Show: The NY Arts Scene 1974 – 1984”, The Grey Art Gallery, NYC, USA. / “The Downtown Show: The NY Arts Scene 1974 – 1984”, The Andy Warhol Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA. 2005 “Postcards From the Edge”,  Robert Miller Gallery, NYC, USA. / “Twenty Five Years Part II”,  Baumgartner Gallery, NYC, USA. / “Beautiful Dreamer”, Spaces  Cleveland, OH, USA. / “Looking at Words”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, USA. / “Flashback – Revisiting the Art of the Eighties”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst – Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, CH. / “In Private Hands”, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2004 “In the Spirit of Martin”, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL. / “Monument”, Tate Gallery, London, UK. / “Media.Comm(Unity)/Comm.Medium – divenire comunità oltre il mezzo: l’opera diffusa”, cur.by G.Perretta, Museo Masedu, Sassari, I. / “Crimes and Misdemeanors”, The Cincinatti Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinatti, OH, USA. / “The Wild Bunch II”, Whitebox Annex, NY, USA. / “A Show of Hands”, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA., USA. / “Revelation”, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C., USA.2003 “Gallery Artists”,  Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL., USA. / “Postcards from the Edge”, Galerie Lelong, N.Y., USA. / “Representing Slavery”, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”,  Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”,  Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”,  International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Wash. D.C., USA. 2002 “Large Scale”,  Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, Delaware Art Museum , Wilmington, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY, USA. / “In the Spirit of Martin”, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach FL, USA. / “Collecting Contemporary Art – A Community Dialogue”, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. / “Material World – From Lichtenstein to Viola 25 Years of The Fabric Workshop and Museum”, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, NSW, AU. / “I’m Amazed”, Liebman Magan Gallery, New York, NY, USA. / “The blame show”, White Box, New York, NY, USA. / “Last Forward II”, Berkley Art Museum, Berkley, CA, USA. / “Large Scale”, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY, USA. / “Care For All”, White Box, New York, NY, USA. / “Plotting”, Carrie Sacrist Gallery, Chicago, Ill., USA / “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA. 2001 “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. / “Selections from the Permanent Collection”,  Williams Art Museum, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA. / “Parkett Editions”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. / “Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood in Contemporary Art” , P.S.1, Contemporary  art Center, Long Island, NY, USA. / “Art as prayer”, Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA.; Hamilton Gallery, Ontario, CA. / “Retorn al pais des mervelles”, Fundacio la Caixa, Barcellona, ES. / “Le Tribù dell’Arte”, cur. by A. Bonito Oliva, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma, I. / “Points of Departure”  Main Line Art Center, Lower Merion, Pa., USA. / “Recent Acquisitions”, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. / “The American Century: 1950-2000”, The Witney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA. / “Collective Art Practice”,  Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, F. / “Dream City”,  Munich Kunstverein, Munich, D. / “Points of Departure – Art on the Line”, Narberth, PA. / “Almost Warm and Fuzzy : Childhood in Contemporary Art”, DesMoines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; The Scottsdale Center for Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. / “Urban Mythologies”, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, USA. / “Recent Acquisitions”, The Tate Gallery, London, UK. / “Righteous!”, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA. / “Art at Work – Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, USA. / “Fast Forward – 5.Abschnitt: FFWD Borderline”, Kunstvarein in Hamburg, Hamburg, D. / “MCM-Y2K: A Century of Art on Paper”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. / “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.”, Williams Art Museum, Williams College, Mass., USA.1998 “The Rites of Spring”, PPOW, New York, USA. 1997 “The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acqisitions 1992-1996”, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA. / “More Than One: Twentieth Century Print Portfolios”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. / “Changing Spaces”, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA. / “The Dual Muse”, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Luis, MO. 1996 “Imagined Communities”, Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, UK. / “Bronx Spaces”, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, USA. / “Deformations: Aspects of the Modern Grotesque”, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “Youth Matters”, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara, New York, USA. / “Youth Matters”, Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, USA. / “Thinking Print”, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. 1995 “Zeichen & Wunder”, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, CH.  / “Zeichen & Wunder”, Centro Calego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, ES. / “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art”, UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA. / “Word for Word”, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA. / “Celebration of the Spirit,” Oklahoma City Hall, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. 1994 “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon”, Anacostia Museum, Washington, DC., USA. / “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon”, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia., USA. / “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon”, Yerba Buena Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA. / “Public Interventions”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art”, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, USA. / “Gewalt – Geschaefte”, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, D. 1993 “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon,” Connecticut Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, USA. / “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA. / “Die Sprache der Kunst – The Language of Art”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AU. 1992 “Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, USA. / “Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art”, Hayward Gallery, London, UK. / “Drawing Now: New Spaces”, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “15th Anniversary Exhibition”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. / “The Power of the City/The City of Power”, The Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, NYC, NY, USA. / “Quotations: The Second History of Art”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CN, USA. / “Quotations: The Second History of Art”, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA. / “Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AU. / “Malcolm X: Man, Ideal, Icon”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 1991 “Reimaging America”, Momenta Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Words and #s”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. / “Biennial”, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “The Library of Babel: Books to Infinity”, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, USA. / “Mute”, Solo Gallery/Solo Press, NYC, NY, USA. / “Carnegie International”, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Transpositions”, University of South Florida Art Museum, Tampa, Florida, USA. / “Connected Past”, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / “Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 1990 / “Edition Schellmann”, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Insect Politics: Body Horror/Social Order”, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, USA. / “The Age of Information”, Andrea Ruggieri Gallery, Washington DC, USA. / “Works on Paper”, La Casa d’Arte , Milan, I. / “First TyneInternational Exhibition of Contemporary Art”, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. / “The Decade Show”, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art/The New Museum of Contemporary Art/The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, NY, USA. / “Pharmakon ’90”, Nippon Convention Center, Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo, JP. / “Gallery Artists”, Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Madrid, ES. / “Language in Art”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. / “Word As Image: American Art 1960-90”, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. / “Word As Image: American Art 1960-90”, Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. / “Word As Image: American Art 1960-90”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA. / “Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy,” Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, NL. / “Benefit for Andrew Glover Youth Program”, Josh Baer Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / Trans Avant-Garde Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA. / “Team Spirit”, Independent Curators Incorporated, NYC, NY. / “ACT-UP Auction for Action: Benefit Auction and Exhibit”, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “Price of Power”, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. / “Oh, Those Four White Walls!: The Gallery as Context”, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. / “Stripes”, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. / “3 Tage Umhausen”, Umhausen, AU. / “Felix Gonzal-Torres, Michael Jenkins, Tim Rollins and KOS”, Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY, USA. 1989 “Horn of Plenty”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL. / “Word and Image”, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, USA. / Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA. / “A Good Read: The Book as a Metaphor”, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, NYC, NY, USA. / “A Decade of American Drawing, 1980-1989”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA. / “The Library: Artist’s Books”, A/D Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “A Perspective on Contemporary Art: Color and/or Monochrome”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JP. / “Editions Schellmann”, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “Romance”, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. / Longwood Art Gallery, South Bronx, New York, USA. / “Similia/Dissimilia”, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, D. / “Similia/Dissimilia”, Leo Castelli Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, and Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC,USA.1988 “Documenta 8”, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, D. / “Artchildren, Artselves”, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, New Jersey. / “New York Art Now,” The Saatchi Collection, London, UK. / “Constitution,” Temple University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Selections from X,” Damon Brandt Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Recent Tendencies in Black and White,” Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “The Beauty of Circumstance,” Josh Baer Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Art Against AIDS,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA. / “Walk Out to Winter,” Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Committed to Print,” The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY. “ROSC ’88,” Dublin, EIR. / Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / “Aperto ’88,” La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, I. / “The Binational/Die Binationale”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Massachusetts, USA. / “The Binational/Die Binationale”, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, D. 1987 “Art And Its Double,” Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, ES. / “Out of the Studio: Art with Community,” P.S.1., Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, USA. / “Perverted by Language,” Hillwood Gallery, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, USA. / “Resistance – Anti-Baudrillard,” White Columns, NYC, NY, USA. / “The Art of the Real,” Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, CH. / “A Different Corner, Definition and Redefinition – Painting in America,” I Bienal Internaticional de Pintura, Museo de Art Moderna, Cuenca, Ecuador. 1986 “Liberty and Justice,” Alternative Museum, NYC, NY, USA. / Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / The New Museum, NYC, NY, USA. / “Gallery Artists,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, USA. / “Art And Its Double”, Centro Cultural de Barcelona, ES. / “Art And Its Double”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. / “Art And Its Double,” Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Benefit for The Kitchen,” Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Text and Image,” Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “For Encima Del Bloqueo,” Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba. / “20/20,” B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Plainsville, Ohio, USA. / “Alarm Clock,” Royal-Festival Hall, London, UK. / “Disinformation,” Alternative Museum, NYC, USA. / “Biennial,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. / “Public Art,” Nexus Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. / “Social Studies,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. 1984 “New Art of the Decade,” Artists Space, NYC, NY, USA. / “Identity and Illusion,” Sarah Lawrence College, NYC, NY, USA. / “Ansatzpunkte kritischer Kunst heute,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, D. / “Ansatzpunkte kritischer Kunst heute,” Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, D. / Colby College, Waterville, Maine, USA. / “Olympiad,” Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA. / “Art for or Against,” Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, New York, USA. 1983 “Artists’ Call,” Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Timeline,” P.S. 1., Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York, USA. / “The War Show,” State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, USA. / “The State of the Art: The New Social Commentary,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. / “Act/React,” S.P.A.R.C., Los Angeles, California, USA. / “Primer,” Artists Space, NYC, NY, USA. / “The 1984 Show,” Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC, NY, USA. 1982 “Alternatives,” The City Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC, NY, USA. / “Atlanta,” Group Material, NYC, NY, USA. / “The Atomic Salon,” Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC, NY, USA. / “Inaugural Exhibition”, Group Material, NYC, NY, USA.

VISITING RESIDENCIES: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA / The Rhode Island /School of the Arts, Providence, RI / The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA / Riverside Studios, London , UK / San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA / The University of California at Berkeley, CA / Parsons School of Art, N.Y., USA / Pratt Institute, N.Y., USA / The Cooper Union, N.Y., USA / The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK / The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK / The University of Maine, Orono, ME. / Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA / Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland / Harvard University, Cambridge MA Yale University, New Haven, CO / Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y., USA  / University of California, Irvine, CA / The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL / Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y., USA / University of Illinois at Chicago, IL / George Washington University, Washington, DC / Webster University, St. Louis, MO / The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS / The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA / San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA / The Maine College of Art, Portland, ME / The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL / The Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN / The University of Washington, Seatlle, WA / Penn State University, Penn State, PA / The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA / The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO / Bezalel Art Academy, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel / Boston University, Boston, MA / Temple University, Philadelphia, PA / The State University of New York , Purchase, NY., USA / The State University of New York , Binghamton, NY., USA / The State University of New York , New Paltz, NY., USA / The State University of New York , Cortland, NY., USA / The State University of New York , Buffalo, NY., USA / The State University of New York , Old Westbury, NY., USA / The State University of New York , Stonybrook , NY., USA / Kenyon College, Gambier, OH / Ohio University, Athens,  OH / The University of Albany, Albany, NY., USA / Trinity Christian College, Chicago, IL / The Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA / Lamar University, Beaumont, TX / Stephen Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX / Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO / The University of Bristol, Bristol, UK / The North Carolina School of Art, Winston-Salem, NC / Washington University,  St. Louis, MO / Central College, Pella, IO / Williams College, Williamstown, MA / Stuttgart Academy of Art, D Dusseldorf Academy of Art, D / The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA / Bard College, Annadale on Hudson, NY / Arizona State University, Tempe , AZ / Augusta State University, Augusta, GA / Ball State University, Muncie, IN / California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA / Corcoran College of Art , Washington, DC / Lake Erie College, Lake Erie, OH / Fashion Institute of Technology, N.Y., USA / University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN / Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ / The New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL / The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN / The University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME / Greenville College, Greenville, IL / Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY., USA / Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH / Wright State University, Dayton OH / Niagara University, Niagara, NY., USA / Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL / Utrecht Academy of Art, Utrecht, Netherlands / Beaver College, Glenside, PA / University of Leeds, Leeds, UK / University of York, York, UK / University of Delaware, Newark, DE / Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC / University of Georgia, Athens, GA / The King Center, Atlanta, GA / The Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA. / Artworks, Cincinatti, OH. / Teachers’ Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. / The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada / The Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD / Taylor University, Highland, IN Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA

WORKS BY TIM ROLLINS AND K.O.S. ARE IN THE FOLLOWING PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: MADRE Museum for Contempoary Art, Naples, I. / Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Torino, I. / GAMEC, Bergamo, Museum Of Contempoary Art, Bergamo, I. / Maurizio Morra Greco, Foundation, Naples, I. / The Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN. / The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., N.Y.  / The Tate Gallery, London, UK / The Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland / The Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan / The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL. / The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC / The Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. , N.Y. / The Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. / The Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO. / The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. / The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y. / The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. / The Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, IO. / The DesMoines Art Center, DesMoines, IO. / The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA / The Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. / The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC / The Studio Museum in Harlem, N.Y. , N.Y. / The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA. / The Dia Center for the Arts, N.Y. / Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio / University Art Museum , SUNY Albany, N.Y. / New York State Art Museum, Albany, N.Y. / The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. / The DeYoung Memorial Art Museum, San Francisco, CA / Crow Shadow Institute, Pendleton, OR. / The Oklahoma Museum of Fine Arts, Oklahoma City, OK / The Oklahoma Arts Institute, Tulsa, OK. / Berkeley Art Museum, U. of Ca. At Berkeley, Berkeley, CA / The Department of Cultural Affairs, N.Y., N.Y. / Institute of Contemporary Art, The University of South Florida, Tampa, Flo. / Fundacio de Caixa, Barcelona, Spain / Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI / The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA / The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH / Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO / The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, N.Y. / Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, N.Y. / Washington University Gallery of Art, St.Louis, MO / Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany / Museum of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany / Le Abbattoirs, Toulouse, France / Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland / The Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL / The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL / Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA / Multi-A Art Centre, Bristol, England / The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ / Salina Art Center, Salina, KS / The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, N.Y, USA. / The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y. / The Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State , PA / The Dishman Art Gallery, Beaumont, TX / Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. / Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Me. / Foundation for Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico / Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland / Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA / Swiss Graphic Society, Geneva, Switzerland / Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, N.Y. / The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL / Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. , N.Y. / Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Me / Nordic Watercolor Museum, Tjorn, Sweden / The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. / University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Va. / The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Ga. / The Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Mi. / The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Ga. / The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. / The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. / The Plains Art Museum , Fargo, N.D.  / The Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis,MN. / GaMec Museum, Bergamo, I.