Whitney 2008 Biennial Artists Announced

December 5th, 2007

Whitney Museum Crowded
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On November 16th the 2008 Biennial Artists were announced. The curatorial team stressed a broader take on the American Art scene, moving away from the post-punk sway exhibited in 2006. This expansion primarily pertains to the genres and mediums covered within the biennial, not the physical number of artists, as there were 100 artists selected in 2006 compared with 81 for 2008’s Biennial. Also unique to the upcoming show, is the use of the Armory space on Park and 67th, primarily for perfomance and interactive exhibitions.
Headliners include John Baldessari, Robert Bechtle, Mary Heilmann, Michael Smith and Sherrie Levine.

ArtNews
Whitney.org
NYTimes
Full list of artists after the jump.

Per the Whitney Press Release

Artists
These are the artists selected for the 2008 Whitney Biennial:
Rita Ackermann
Born 1968 in Budapest, Hungary
Lives in New York, New York

Natalia Almada
Born 1974 in Mexico
Lives in Mexico City, Mexico and New York, New York

Edgar Arceneaux
Born 1972 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Fia Backström
Born 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden
Lives in New York, New York

John Baldessari
Born 1931 in National City, California
Lives in Santa Monica, California

> Robert Bechtle
Born 1932 in San Francisco, California
Lives in San Francisco, California

Walead Beshty
Born 1976 in London, England
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Carol Bove
Born 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland
Lives in New York, New York

Joe Bradley
Born 1975 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Lives in New York, New York

Matthew Brannon
Born 1971 in Saint Maries, Idaho
Lives in New York, New York

Bozidar Brazda
Born 1972 in Cambridge, Canada
Lives in New York, New York

Olaf Breuning
Born 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Lives in New York, New York

Jedediah Caesar
Born 1973 in Oakland, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

> William Cordova
Born 1971 in Lima, Peru
Lives in Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida

Dexter Sinister
Stuart Bailey
Born 1973 in York, England

David Reinfurt
Born 1971 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Based in New York, New York

Harry (Harriet) Dodge and Stanya Kahn
Born 1966 and 1968, respectively, in San Francisco, California
Live in Los Angeles, California

Shannon Ebner
Born 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Gardar Eide Einarsson
Born 1976 in Oslo, Norway
Lives in New York, New York

Roe Ethridge
Born 1969 in Miami, Florida
Lives in New York, New York

Kevin Jerome Everson
Born 1965 in Mansfield, Ohio
Lives in Charlottesville, Virginia

Omer Fast
Born 1972 in Jerusalem, Israel
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Robert Fenz
Born 1969 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Coco Fusco
Born 1960 in New York, New York
Lives in New York, New York

Gang Gang Dance
Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian DeGraw, Tim DeWit, Josh Diamond, Nathan Maddox
Founded 2001-02 in New York, New York
Based in New York, New York

Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler
Born 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, and born 1972 in Charleston, South Carolina,
respectively
Live in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, California, respectively

Rashawn Griffin
Born 1980 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in New York, New York

Adler Guerrier
Born 1975 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Lives in Miami, Florida

MK Guth
Born 1963 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Lives in Portland, Oregon

Fritz Haeg
Born 1969 in St. Cloud, Minnesota
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Rachel Harrison
Born 1966 in New York, New York
Lives in New York, New York

Ellen Harvey
Born 1967 in Kent, England
Lives in New York, New York

Mary Heilmann
Born 1940 in San Francisco, California
Lives in New York, New York

Leslie Hewitt
Born 1977 in New York, New York
Lives in New York, New York and Houston, Texas

Patrick Hill
Born 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan
Lives in Los Angeles, California

William E. Jones
Born 1962 in Canton, Ohio
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Karen Kilimnik
Born 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alice Könitz
Born 1970 in Essen, Germany
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Louise Lawler
Born 1947 in Bronxville, New York
Lives in New York, New York

Spike Lee
Born 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia
Lives in New York, New York

Sherrie Levine
Born 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York, New York

Charles Long
Born 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Lucky Dragons
Luke Fischbeck, born 1978 in San Francisco, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Born 1957 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Corey McCorkle
Born 1969 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Lives in New York, New York

Rodney McMillian
Born 1969 in Columbia, South Carolina
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Julia Meltzer and David Thorne
Born 1968 in Hollywood, California, and born 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts
Live in Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Montgomery
Born 1961 in New York, New York
Lives in Chicago, Illinois

Olivier Mosset
Born 1944 in Bern, Switzerland
Lives in Tucson, Arizona

Matt Mullican
Born 1951 in Santa Monica, California
Lives in New York, New York

Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR)
Formed 2004 in Oakland, California
Based in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego, California, and Chicago, Illinois

Ruben Ochoa
Born 1974 in Oceanside, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

DJ Olive
Born 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts
Lives in New York, New York

Mitzi Pederson
Born 1976 in Stuart, Florida
Lives in San Francisco, California

Kembra Pfahler/The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Born 1961 in Hermosa Beach, California
Lives in New York, New York

Seth Price
Born 1973 in East Jerusalem
Lives in New York, New York

Stephen Prina
Born 1954 in Galesburg, Illinois
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California

Adam Putnam
Born 1973 in New York, New York
Lives in New York, New York

Michael Queenland
Born 1970 in Pasadena, California
Lives in New York, New York

Jason Rhoades
Born 1965, Newcastle, California
Died 2006, Los Angeles, California

Ry Rocklen
Born 1978 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Bert Rodriguez
Born 1975 in Miami, Florida
Lives in Miami, Florida

Marina Rosenfeld
Born 1968 in New York, New York
Lives in New York, New York

Amanda Ross-Ho
Born 1975 in Chicago, Illinois
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Mika Rottenberg
Born 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives in New York, New York

Heather Rowe
Born 1970 in New Haven, Connecticut
Lives in New York, New York

Eduardo Sarabia
Born 1976 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Berlin, Germany

Melanie Schiff
Born 1977 in Chicago, Illinois
Lives in Chicago, Illinois

Amie Siegel
Born 1974 in Chicago, Illinois
Lives in New York, New York and Berlin, Germany

Lisa Sigal
Born 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lives in New York, New York

Gretchen Skogerson
Born 1970 in Teaneck, New Jersey
Lives in New York, New York

Michael Smith
Born 1951 in Chicago, Illinois
Lives in New York, New York and Austin, Texas

Agathe Snow
Born 1976 in Corsica, France
Lives in New York, New York

Frances Stark
Born 1967 in Newport Beach, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Mika Tajima/New Humans
Mika Tajima
Born 1975 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in New York, New York

Howie Chen
Born 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives in New York, New York

Javier Téllez
Born 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela
Lives in New York, New York

Cheyney Thompson
Born 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lives in New York, New York

Mungo Thomson
Born 1969 in Woodland, California
Lives in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California

Leslie Thornton
Born 1951 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Lives in New York, New York

Phoebe Washburn
Born 1973 in Poughkeepsie, New York
Lives in New York, New York

James Welling
Born 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut
Lives in Los Angeles, California

Mario Ybarra Jr.
Born 1973 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, California