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Dan Graham

American, b. 1942

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Dan Graham

American, b. 1942

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Biography

Dan Graham’s interest in the social implications of systems, popular culture, and architecture is articulated in his installations, conceptual pieces, performances, videos, architectural designs, and prolific writing. Graham began using video as a medium in the 1970s as a way to engage his viewers directly, while attempting to restructure perceptions of time and space—a motive carried into his later glass and mirror pavilions. Circularity and feedback are major themes in Graham’s works, evidenced by his frequent use of mirrors, participation, and sometimes two cameras to create a loop. His influences include Larry Bell, Robert Mangold, Sol LeWitt, and Mies van der Rohe. In spite of his contributions to the legacy of media and installation art, Graham is still uncomfortable considering himself a professional artist.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 24 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 6 more
Biography

Dan Graham’s interest in the social implications of systems, popular culture, and architecture is articulated in his installations, conceptual pieces, performances, videos, architectural designs, and prolific writing. Graham began using video as a medium in the 1970s as a way to engage his viewers directly, while attempting to restructure perceptions of time and space—a motive carried into his later glass and mirror pavilions. Circularity and feedback are major themes in Graham’s works, evidenced by his frequent use of mirrors, participation, and sometimes two cameras to create a loop. His influences include Larry Bell, Robert Mangold, Sol LeWitt, and Mies van der Rohe. In spite of his contributions to the legacy of media and installation art, Graham is still uncomfortable considering himself a professional artist.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 24 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 6 more
Articles Featuring Dan Graham
The Many Faces of Ecstasy in Art
Jul 18th, 2019
The Many Faces of Ecstasy in Art
17 Shows You Need to See during Frieze Week in London
Oct 1st, 2018
17 Shows You Need to See during Frieze Week in London
Protocinema’s Mari Spirito Brings New York to Istanbul, and Vice-Versa
Nov 4th, 2013
Protocinema’s Mari Spirito Brings New York to Istanbul, and Vice-Versa
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