Biography: Josh Tonsfeldt


Born 1979 in Independence, MO

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2007 MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY

2004 BA, Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Solo Exhibitions: 2017 And Now, Dallas, TX 2016 Raucci/Santamaria Studio Project, Milano, IT. Simon Preston Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK. “About a work # 10”, Galleria Zero, Milano, IT. / 2015 “Adrenaline”, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY. 2014 Rowhouse Project, Baltimore, MD. 2013 Simon Preston, New York, NY. / Galerie Vidal Cuglietta, Brussels. 2011 Simon Preston, New York, NY. 2010 “4: Cat – Cos”, Franco Soffiantino, Turin, IT. 2008 Physician’s Horse Vanishes, Simon Preston, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions: 2017 “I Was Raised on the Internet”, MCA Chicago, IL (forthcoming) / “Screens: Virtual Material”, deCordova Museum, MA (forthcoming) / Redlin Fine Art, curated by Bob Nickas, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming) / “Il Paesaggio Invisibile”, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Napoli / “Frammenti di Paradiso”, Collezione Agovino, Chiesa di San Giuseppe a Pontecorvo, Naples, Italy / “Il Paesaggio Invisibile”, 4 Days Special Project at Miart, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Milano 2016 “Truth to Materials: Materiality and Process”, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill “Resonating Surfaces”, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil / “Masha” Super Dakota, Brussels “Summer Show” Simon Preston Gallery, New York / “I Beam U Channel” Bortolami Gallery, New York “Lea Cetera / Josh Tonsfeldt” Malraux’s Place, Brooklyn / “EFFICIENT FRONTIER” Magenta Plains, New York “Interpose” PC4Yonkers, Yonkers / “Zabludowicz Collection” Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki “Atlante delle immagini e delle forme” GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy 2015 “Thirty Years of Books & Catalogs, etc.” cur. by Bob Nikas at White Columns, White Columns, New York “Locum” organized by Ryan Foerster, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland “Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray” Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway / “Required Ubiquity”, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT. “Per Risplendere Devi Bruciare”, Vava, Milan / “The Camera Knows Everything”,  Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo / “Part Picture”, cur. by Chris Wiley, MOCCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, CA. / “Artists’ Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography”, curated by Liz Deschenes Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts 2014 “No Games Inside the Labryrinth”, organized by John Miller, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin “Mississippi”, GaMec, Bergamo, Italy / “Walk ins welcome”, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY / LES: The Built Environment, Mixer, Istanbul / “Soft Shock”, curated by Lucie Fontaine, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York, NYJosh Tonsfeldt c/o Dan Shaw-Town. An alternate correspondence, Unosunove Gallery, Rome, Italy / Untitled (Collage With Squares Arranged According To The Laws Of Chance), Fourteen30 Gallery, Portland, OR / Above and Below the Surface: Eight Artists, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA / “Long Instant Short Hour”, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2013 Desert Plains and Internet Memes, Art:Concept, Paris, France / Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Are Dead, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland / “Last Year at Marienbad Redux”, Bureau for Open Culture at Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY / “Mind is Outer Space”, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY “LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W.”, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY / “Souvenir”, curated by Lucie Fontaine, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France / “All Fucking Summer”, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL / “Out of Memory”, curated by Eleanor Cayre, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY / Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeldt, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY 2012 “Surface Tension”, organized by James Richards, Serpentine Gallery, / Memory Marathon, London, UK. Josh Tonsfeldt and B. Wurtz, Anna Elle Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden “Lost and Found, Anonymous Photography in Reflection”, Ambach and Rice, Los Angeles, CA “How’s Your Wall?”, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA / Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky, New York, NY / “Why do birds suddenly appear?”, Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf, Germany / “Creature From the Blue Lagoon”, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery offsite location, New York / “Data Trash”, i-20, New York, NY / “==”, mfc-Michèle Didier, Brussels, BelgiumWest Street Gallery, New York, NY / “Prolegomena”, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY / “New York: Directions”, Points of Interest, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy 2011 “Circulate/What’s Next”, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Galleri Arnstedt, Bastad, Sweden / “Bridgehampton Biennial”, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery offsite location, Bridgehampton, NY / “Heads with Tails”, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY Photoshow Brighton, Brighton Beach, NY / “Catalogue de l’Exposition / Catalogue of the Exhibition”, TRIPLE V, Paris, France Tamar Halpern / Jacob Kassay / Carter Mull / Valerie Snobeck / Josh Tonsfeldt / Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL / “Proposal for a Floor”, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY / “No More Presence”, Gresham’s Ghost and The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY 2010 “Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual”, selected by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, NY / “Skins”, curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Oh-Wow, Miami, FL“Toby Ziegler: The Alienation of Objects”, Zabludowicz Collection, London / “In Practice”, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY / “Meet Me at the Bottom of the Pool”, Martos Gallery offsite location, Bridgehampton, NY / “The same sight slighter”, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY / “Le Faux Miroir”, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium “Gold in Braddock”, Unsmoke Arts Space, Braddock, PA 2009 “Almost”, curated by Lance Goldsmith, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY / “Abstraction and Materialist Praxis in Contemporary Photography”, Guinea Kunstraum Hoey-Wasow, Rhinebeck, NY / “One Minute More”, curated by Matthew Lyons, Deborah Singer, Miriam Katz, The Kitchen, New York, NY / “Phot(o)bjects”, curated by Bob Nickas, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA 2008 “Controversies of the Common Experience”, curated by Vesna Pavlovic, Soil, Seattle, WA / “Object Salon”, curated by Thomas Beale, Kathy Grayson, Emily Spears Meers, Anya Stonelake, Nadim Samman, White Space Gallery, London“Hermann’s Grid”, curated by Gareth James, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy / “Idiolects”, curated by Lumi Tan, Brown, London / “Evas Arche und Der Feminist Number 15”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY Object Salon, Honey Space, New York, NY / “CRG Open Video Series”, CRG Gallery, New York, NY / “If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular?, Oliver Kamm Gallery, New York, NY / “Eleven Sessione”, curated by Bob Nickas, Orchard, New York, NY “Nina in Position”, Artists Space, New York, NY / “Squaring the Circe”, Suite 405, Brooklyn, NY 2007 “Whyandwherefore: Beginnings”, Online exhibition: / “Inter-Faces”, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty, KazakhstanColumbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition, Christie’s, New York, NY 2006 Columbia University First Year Exhibition, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, New York, NY

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