Born in  Germany

Lives and work in New York City






Oliver Herring: Areas for Action, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore




Oliver Herring: Areas for Action, DiverseWorks, Houston
Oliver Herring: Action Selection, Mabsociety, Shanghai

Oliver Herrin, Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai




TASK+ selected work by Oliver Herring - University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Il




Oliver Herring, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.

Oliver Herring: Video Sketch - Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Opener 16: Oliver Herring: Me Us Them - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY




TASK in Seattle, Seattle Public Library (in conjunction with Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, On the Boards and the Seattle Public Library), Seattle, Washington




Oliver Herring, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York.

OverCraft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel




Art21 Artists, Bentley Projects, Scottsdale, Arizona

TASK — At The Hirshhorn (Directions: Oliver Herring), Hirshhorn Musem and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

Art21 Artists, Bentley Projects, Scottsdale, Arizona




Taking and Making, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.

Oliver Herring: Videos, Media Test Wall, List Center for Visual Art, MIT, Cambridge, Massachussets

I Am Five, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, New York

Collection2, Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France




Oliver Herring, Max Protetch, New York

TASK — Dans le Cour Vitree, Ecole Superieur National des Beaux Arts, Paris

TASK – In the Great Eastern Temple, The Masonic Temple at the Great Eastern Hotel, London (performance)

Skin Deep, Museo Di Arte Moderna E Contemporanea Di Trento E Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy




Little Dances of Misfortunes, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York.




Alterations, James Grayham and Sons, New York, New York

New Media Room: Oliver Herring, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.




Oliver Herring, Rhodes + Mann, London, U.K.

Oliver Herring, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH




Oliver Herring, Max Protetch Gallery, New York




Oliver Herring: Sculpture, Camden Art Center, London. England

Oliver Herring: Sculpture, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, England

Oliver Herring, New Work, Max Protetch Gallery, New York




Oliver Herring, New Work, Manfred Baumgartner Gallery, Washington D.C.

Projects 53: Oliver Herring, Leonilson, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Oliver Herring: Selected Works, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

One Day (a performance), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York




A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project, Bernard Toale

Gallery, Boston, MA

Empty Pages, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Island installation for A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project,

Space Untitled, New York

A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project, Max Protetch Gallery,

New York




A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project;  Bedding, Mannheimer

Kunstverein, Mannheim (catalogue)

A Flower for Ethyl Eichelberger – An Ongoing Project, Work Space Gallery,

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York







“Lust der Tauschung”, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen




Public Movement: One Art, Politics and Dance, Moderna Museet Malmo, Malmo



Why The Performance?, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai
Utopias and Heterotopias, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tongxiang




Timely Manoeuvres, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore

Moving Light, Roving Sight, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore




Video  Art Video, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife

Forced Collaboration II, Artspace, New Haven

Testing Grounds, Robischon Gallery, Denver

Migration, Claire Oliver, New York




Ecce Homo, Pavel, Zoubok Gallery, New York




Synchrony Contemporary Video Work, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga




Off Camera - Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA




Aichi Triennal 2010 - Arts and Cities - Aichi Triennal, Nagoya




Performa 09 - Performa, New York City, NY

Side by Side - Esopus Space, New York City, NY

Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self - Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Slash: Paper Under the Knife - Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY

10e Biennale de Lyon - The Spectacle of the Everyday - Biennale de Lyon, Lyon

Dance with Camera - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor - Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY




Alternating Beats - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence

Pretty Things: Confronting Sensuousness - Artspace, New Haven, CT

Stretching the Truth - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI




BoysCraft - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

50,000 Beds - Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Sparkle Then Fade - Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA




Uta Barth / Oliver Herring / Christian Nielsen - Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis

New Now Next - The Contemporary Blanton - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin




Sélest’art 05, biennale d’art contemporain - Sélest’art - Biennale d’art contemporain de la ville de Sélestat , Sélestat

Six Laws of Motion - Meulensteen (Former Max Protetch), New York City, NY




Hands To Work - Mind To God - - Borusan Sanat Galerisi / Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul (closed, 2006)

Perforations - McKenzie Fine Art, New York City, NY

Decade - Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York City, NY




Time Space Motion - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg




Picturing  the Modern Amazon, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (catalogue)

The Comforts of Home, Hand Workshop Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2000 Años Luz, Centro de Arte La Recova y Espacio Cultural

El Tanque, Tenerife, España

Six Signals: Videos by Contemporary Artists, Checkwood Installation Galleries, Nashville, TN

Potent/Present: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection,nCCAC Institute, Oakland , CA (catalogue)

Inaugural Exhibition, Rhodes + Mann, London, UK (catalogue)

Art  Film, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland




Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late 20th Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington D.C. travelling to the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Weaving the World, Contemporary Art  of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (catalogue)

Artworkers, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK

Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan travelling to The Museum of Contemporary

Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)

Chronologies, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Risk Cinema, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Back to Back, De Chiara/Stewart, New York

DNA Gallery International Video Festival, DNA Gallery, Providence, RI




Un Bel Été, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg catalogue)

Art/Fashion, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Sous le Manteau, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Anne Agee, Oliver Herring, Kara Walker, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI

No Man, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Light Catchers, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, VT

Works On Paper, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Termite Terrace, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX



Shirts and Skins-Absence/Presence in Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

A Millenium Celebration, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia

Biennale di Firenze: la Tempo et la Moda, curated by Germano Celant and Ingrid Sichy, Florence, Italy (catalogue)

Disappeared, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Festival Exit, Maison des Arts et de la Culture, Paris-Creteil , France

Leonardo Drew, Mark Francis, Oliver Herring, Mary Boone, New York

Time Wise, The Swiss Institute, New York

Untitled, Center for Curatorial  Studies, Bard College, New York

 A Labor of Love, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

The Modern Landscape, Queens Library  Gallery, New York

The Model Home, The Clocktower, New York

Embedded Metaphor, curated by Nina Felshin, Independent Curators

Incorporated, New York (catalogue)




Thread Bare, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Conceptual Textiles: Material  Meanings, Kohler Arts  Center, Sheboygan

Folie, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden e.v., Germany

Human/Nature, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Configura II: Dialog der Kulturen, Erfurt, Germany

Construction in Process V: Coexistence, Artists’ Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel (catalogue)

Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary  Sculpture, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art  Center, Brown University, Providence, RI (catalogue)

Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)



Athena and Arachne, Apex Art, New York (catalogue)

“’s how you play the game”, Exit Art, New York

Guys Who Sew, University Art  Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)

Dyad, Sauce, Brooklyn, NY

Stories, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Couples, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York

Drama, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris, France

Jessica Diamond, Oliver Herring, Hunter Reynolds, Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Arts, New York




Empty Dress: Clothing as a Surrogate in Recent Art, Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, NY; curated by Nina Felshin

Ciphers of Identity, Art  Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

The Dennison Collection, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (catalogue)

The Rag Trade, Inter Arts Center, New York, curated by Saul Ostrow

(Mal) Function, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Beyond Loss: Art in the Era  of AIDS, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

On the Way Home: Projects from the Artists/Homeless Collaborative, Henry Street Settlement, New York

Simon Watson’s Living Room, New York

10 X 10 X 10, TZ’ Art  & Co. Gallery, New York

Hybrid Sculpture, Marsha Fogel Gallery, Easthampton, NY




Art  at the Anchorage, The Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY




Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, MA




Pit Rivers Museum, Oxford, France




Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany