Born in Brunswick, Maine, 1961
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden
 
 
Education
 
BFA, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, State University of New York
 
 
Public Collections
 
Arken, Ishøj [DK]
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo [NO]
Bonnierföretagen, Stockholm [SE]
Brooklyn Museum [US]
Dunkers Kuturhus, Helsingborg [SE]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [US]
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland [US]
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg [LU]
Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg [DE]
Museum moderner Kunst, Frankfurt [DE]
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg [SE]
Fondation d'Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Paris [FR]
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington [US]
High Museum of Art, Weiland Family Collection, Atlanta [US]
Jumex Collection, Mexico City [MX]
Källemo/Sven Lundh, Värnamo [SE]
Louisiana, Humlebæk [DK]
Løvbjergs Almene Fonds Samling [DK]
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö [SE]
Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE]
Musée Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole [FR]
Prada Foundation, Milano [IT]
Perez Museum Collections, Miami [US]
Saatchi Collection, London [GB]
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego [US]
Skissernas Museum, Lund [SE]
Sonnabend Collection, New York [US]
Uppsala Museet, Uppsala [SE]
Museum moderner kunst, Stiftung Ludvig Wien [AT]
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [US]
 
 
Permanent Installations
 
"Malltavla", Grundskolan Munspelet, Lund, 2014 [SE]
Foyer, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, 2003 [SE]
 
 
Solo Exhibitions
(* catalogue)
 
2016
Clay Ketter: Q&A, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, September, Stockholm [SE]
Recalcitration, Kansas, New York, 28.02-09.04 [US]*
 
2015
Ah Pook Was Here, Galleri Ping Pong, November, Malmö [SE]
 
2014
Martin Bryder Gallery, 20 September - 18 October, Lund [SE]
Clay Ketter, Photography, Sonnabend Gallery, April, New York [US]
Scope, not scape, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm [SE]
 
2013
See What I Mean, Bartha Contemporary, London [GB]
 
2012
Road Clay Ketter with Nils Bergendal, Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE]
Clay Ketter on purpose, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö [SE]
Clusterwork, Martin Bryder Gallery (May 12th - Midsummer) Lund [SE]
Courtyards and Symmetric Settlements, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris [FR]
New Photographs from Naples, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, [US]
 
2010
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm [SE]*
Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Båstad [SE]*
Bartha Contemporary, London [GB]
 
2009
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris [FR]
David Schwarz Project II: Clay Ketter, Richard & Dolly Maas Gallery, School of Art+Design, Purchase College, S.U.N.Y., New York [US]
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE]
Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE] *
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
 
2008
Coastal, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm [SE] *
Bartha Contemporary, London [GB] *
 
2007
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE] *
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
 
2006
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris [FR]
 
2005
Cornered, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm [SE]
Corner Bender (in collaboration with B&K+ Arno Brandlhuber,), Box 2.0, Copenhagen [DK] *
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
 
2004
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE]
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg [DE]
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen [DK]
 
2003
Niels Borch Jensen Verlag und Druck, Berlin [DE]
 
2002
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
Lunds Konsthall, Lund [SE] *
Moderna Museet c/o BoStad 02 (with Lars-Johan Claesson), Hammarby sjöstad, Stockholm [SE]
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen [DK]
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris [FR]
Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå [SE]
 
2001
Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm [SE]
No Limits Gallery, Milano [IT]
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE]
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg [DE]
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris [FR]
 
2000
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California [US]
Galleri Specta, Copenhagen [DK]
 
1999
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm [SE]
 
1997
C/O – Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo [NO]
 
1996
White Cube, Jay Jopling, London [GB]
Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg [SE]
Art is what happens to us while we're busy making other art, Krognoshuset, Lund [SE]
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm [SE]
 
1995
BVDG International Sponsorship Programme (Galleri Andreas Brändström) Art Cologne [DE] *
Room 512, Stockholm Art Hotel, Lydmar Hotel (Galleri Andreas Brändström), Stockholm [SE]
 
1994
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm [SE]
Forumgalleriet, Malmö [SE]
 
1993
Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg [SE]
 
1992
Pictura, Lund [SE]
 
1986
Anthrax Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut [US]
 
Group Exhibitions
(* catalogue)
 
2016
Next:Utopia, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Sept.–March 2017 [SE]
 
2015
Et grænseland, 9 August - 27 September 2015, Dronninglund Kunstcenter [DK]
Skankaloss Festival, Art Program ,"Tree Installation", July 2015, Gagnef [SE]
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 - 2015, 15 January - 6 April 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London [GB]*
 
2014
Post Pop: East Meets West, 26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London [GB]*
Här / Nu, 17 October - 7 January 2015, Artipelag, Stockholm [SE]
Se konsten, 13 - 20 september 2014, Lunds konstahall, Lund [SE]
Landscapes in a Décolleté – the Window as an Element and a Metaphor, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim [DE]
 
2013
Sverige i FN - Konst och samtal i det globala rummet, Skissernas museum, Lund [SE]
Come Together, Surviving Sandy, Daedalus Foundation, Industry City, Brooklyn [US]
The Sonnabend Collection, Galleria Internazionale, d´Arte Moderna di Ca´ Pesaro, Venice, [IT]
Freakshow, June 13 - August 25, Malmö [SE]
 
2012
Collectors of Skies, Andrew Edlin Gallery, September 13 - November 3, New York [US] *
photoGRAPHIC, Fotografisk Center, 24 March - 28 May, Copenhagen [DK] *
 
2011
MADRE, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples [IT]
Sense and Capability, Collection of Tore A. Holm, 24 september – January 31, 2012, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg [NO]
Within / Beyond Borders, 19 September - 31 October, The Collection of the European Investment Bank at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens [GR] *
De/Constructing the Norm, 7 September - 8 October 2011, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm [SE]
Habitat, 22 August - 23 September 2011, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen [DK]
MMK 1991-2011 20 Jahre Gegenwart, June 19 - 9 October, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main [DE]
Ileana Sonnabend. An Italian Portrait, May 29 - October 2, 2011, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice [IT] *
Social Structures, Mar 18 – May 20, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketcham, Idaho, cur. Courtney Gilbert [US]
 
2010
Space Invasion, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin [DE] Galleri Örsta, Kumla [SE] *
Konstruktioner, Västerås konstmuseum [SE]
Contemporary Swedish Art and Design, American Ambassador's Residence, Stockholm [SE]
Icons of a Modern Age, Bartha Contemporary, London [GB]
 
2009
Deformities of Speed, Sophienholm, Lyngby [DK] *
After Architecture. Typologies of the Afterwards, Arts Santa Mònica, Barçelona [SP] *
Vitt, Vitt, Vitt, Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm [SE]
Branded and On Display (cur. Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Gregg Duggan), Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah [US] *
 
2008
Presque Rien II (cur. Cedric Christie & Gavin Turk) Laure Genillard, London [GB]
Branded and On Display (cur. Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Gregg Duggan), Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona [US] *
The American Friends of the Moderna Museet Inc, Benefit Auction, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE] *
 
2007
Branded and On Display (cur. Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Gregg Duggan), Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Illinois; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas [US] *
Lunds Konsthall 50 år, Lunds Konsthall, Lund [SE]
 
2006
It depends … between Art and Design (cur. Lorand Hégyi & Marc Partouche) Biennale Internationale de Design, Musée Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole [FR] *
Homestories (cur. Stefan Rasche) Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten [DE] *
Besökarna (The Visitors), Västra Hamnen, Malmö [SE]
Samtidsutställning, Åmells, Stockholm [SE] *
 
2005
The The, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London [GB]
Contemporary Sculpture in the Nordic Countries 1980–2005, The Wanås Foundation, Knisslinge [SE] *
50 år med kunst, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, [DK] *
 
2004
Objects versus Design: Le Design Autrement, Biennale Internationale de Design, Musée Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole [FR]
Umedalen Skulptur, 05.06–29.08, Umeå [SE]
Ruina (Estetica de la Destruccion), Estudio Helga de Alvear, Madrid [ES]
Taller de Niels Borch Jensen, Impresor Danés, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico [MX] *
Måleri?, Galleri F15, Moss [NO]
Visions of America. Contemporary Art from the Essl Collection and the Sonnabend Collection, New York (cur. Barbara Steffen) Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Wien [AT] *
Shifter, Box 2.0. Art and Architecture in Collaboration, Köpenhamn • Copenhagen [DK] *
Taller de Niels Borch Jensen, Impresor Danés, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico [MX] *
 
2003
Solares (The Ideal City) (cur. Lorand Hégyi), Bienal de Valencia, Valencia [ES] *
Private/Corporate II, DaimlerChrysler Collection/Sonnabend Collection, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin [DE] *
Carnegie Art Award 2002, Röda Sten, Göteborg [SE], Helsinki City Art Museum [FI], Victoria Miro Warehouse, London [GB] *
 
2002
Carnegie Art Award 2002, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo [NO], Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum [IS] *
The Unthought Known, White Cube2, London [GB] *
From Pop to Now, Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Ohio; Columbus Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin [US] *
Through a Sequence of Space, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin [DE]
Hovedbygningen Malmö, Galleri F15, Moss [NO]
Samlingarna – samtidskonst i fokus, (cur. Magnus Jensner), Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg [SE] *
 
2001
Century of Innocence: The History of the White Monochrome, (cur. Åsa Nacking, Bo Nilsson), Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm [SE]*
Robert Ryman: Retrospective, Kunstmuseum, Bonn [DE]
Måleri i förändring • Painting in Transformation, Vikingsbergs Konstmuseum, Helsingborg [SE] *
Le repubbliche dell'arte: Interferenze (cur. Caroline Corbetta & John Peter Nilsson), Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena [IT] *
 
2000
Against Design (cur. Steven Beyer), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri [US] *
Painting Zero Degree (cur. Carlos Basualdo) Independent Curators International, ICI, New York; Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio [US] *
New Work: Abstract Painting, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco [US]
Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin [DE]
Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
Work and Information, Galleri Søren Houmann, Köpenhamn • Copenhagen [DK]
Impostures: Clay Ketter and George Stoll (cur. Lelia Amalfitano), Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts [US]
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö [SE]
Century of Innocence: The History of the White Monochrome, (cur. Åsa Nacking, Bo Nilsson), Rooseum, Malmö [SE]*
Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm [SE]
Robert Ryman–Retrospective (cur. Bernhart Schwenk), Haus der Kunst, Munich [DE] *
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Sophienholm, Lyngby [DK], The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm [SE], Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum [IS], The Curve, Barbican Centre, London [GB] *
 
1999
Carnegie Art Award 1999, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo [NO], Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki [FI] *
Primary Structures (Martin Gerwers + Clay Ketter + Gerold Miller + Beat Zoderer), (cur. Jan Winkelmann) Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst ,Leipzig [DE] *
Effulgent (cur. Sven Lundh), Malmö Konstmuseum [SE] *
Built, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica [US]
Hvid, Charlottenborg, Köpenhamn • Copenhagen [DK] *
 
1998
Platser, Riksarkivet, Statens Konstråd, Stockholm [SE] *
Everyday (cur. Jonathan Watkins) Biennale of Sydney [AU] *
Every Other Day, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney [AU]
Clay Ketter + Jeff Koons + Fischli-Weiss, Sonnabend Gallery, New York [US]
Paul Morris Gallery, New York [US]
Speculation (Stefan Altenburger + Arno Brandlhuber + Clay Ketter + Andreas Roth), Galleri Specta, Copenhagen [DK] *
Young Americans 2, Saatchi Gallery, London [GB] *
Lebensraum (cur. Daniel Birnbaum), Arkipelag, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm [SE] *
 
1997
Thomas Demand + Clay Ketter, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich [CH]
Louisiana Udstillingen '97, Louisiana, Humlebæk [DK] *
Stefan Kern + Clay Ketter + Tobias Rehberger, Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne [DE]
Beau Geste, Angels Gallery, Santa Monica [US]
Deposition (cur. Bo Nilsson), IASPIS, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice [IT] *
Junge Kunst International '97, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck [DE] *
 
1996
Interieurs (Fischli-Weiss + Clay Ketter + Abigail Lane), Gallerie Chantal Crousel, Paris [FR]
Abstrakt/Real (cur. Lorand Hegji), Museum Moderner Kunst/Stiftung Ludvig Wien,
Vienna [AT] *
Form Follows Anything (med • with Catharina Gabrielsson Åman), Färgfabriken, Stockholm [SE] *
På Tiden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [SE] *
Till Filmen. Filmen 100 år, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, [SE] *
 
1995
Nutopi (Aperto '95), (Clay Ketter, Dan Peterman, Yutaka Sone, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jeffrey Wisniewski, Andrea Zittel), (cur. Lars Nittve), Rooseum, Malmö
Shaking Patterns, Lagoon 2, W 139, Amsterdam [NL]
Tilt, Malmö [SE]
 
1994
Black and White, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki [FI]
Lägenhet, 12 vacant apartments, Malmö, Göteborg [SE] *
 
1993
Floor Show, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund [SE]
 
1986
Reject Show, ABCnoRIO, November, New York [US]