SOLO/2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

 

2018           "The Worm and The Whale", Kabinet Chaos Gallery, Czech Republic

                   "Power of the Flower: Poppies", Anglo-American University, Thurn-Taxis Palace, Prague

2017           "Mni Wiconi/Water is Life", Laboratoř Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2016           "SeaWeeds", Panel Gallery, (FAMU) Prague, Czech Republic

2015           "'How right they are to adore you!': The Song of Songs Interpreted through Fine Printing", with Robin Price, Publisher-Printer.

                     Arts Library Special Collections, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Curator: Jae Rossman

                    "Barbara Benish: Umelec jako aktivista / Artist as Activist (works: 1982 - 2015)", Galerie Makrac, Makrokoule, Ústav makromolekulárni

                    chemie AV ČR, Czech Republic kurátor: Matouš Karel Zavadil, 30/3 - 12/4

2011            "Ubiquity", O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Downtown. Houston, Texas, USA. Curator: Mark Cervenka

                    "Bruno" series, the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2010            "Sky Diaries+Black Box", fabs gallery, Warsaw, Poland. Curator: Goska Sidor

2009            "Oh Belgrande", installation at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Belgrade, Serbia. Curator: Marilyn Wyatt

                    "Misc.: Out of the Attic", POST Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curator: HK Zamani 

                    "Sky Diaries", University Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, California

                    "The Giving Tree", Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, California

2008            "Picasso is Female", Galerie Navratil, Prague, Czech Republic

2006            "Bread and a Millstone", Academy of Applied Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic

                    "The Miller's Wife", fabs Gallery, Lodz, Poland. Curator: Goska Sidor

                    "Footsteps", the Shed, Newport Beach, California. Curator: Jeannie denHolm

2005            "The Miller's Wife", Muzeum Horažd'ovice, Czech Republic

2003            "The Bride in the Enclosed Garden" and other installations. City Gallery-Plzen, CZ

                    Organized by Vera Knetlová and Vacláv Malína.

2002            "Stone Sky", installation. Stelle Cadenti, Bassano in Teverino, Italy. Curator: Kirella Bentivoglio

2000            "Barbara Benish: Hybrid Histories", Pomona College Art Museum, Claremont University, California. Curator: Rebecca McGrew 

1999            "Sand Castles", installation. Huntington Beach Art Center, California. Curator: Maggie Owens. 

1997            "1-12-3-8-9-13-9-1" (B. Benish & M. Titlová). Plečnik Gallery, Prague Castle, CZ. Curator: Jana Tícha.

1995            "Water Enough for One Root". Mánes Gallery, Prague, CZ. Curator: Vlasta Čiháková-Noshiro. 

                    "The Book of Revelation", Artworks, Los Angeles, California. Curator/Printer/Publisher: Robin Price

1994            "Apokalypsa", Galerie u Bilého Jednorozce, Klenova Castle, CZ. Curator: H. Hrdličková. 

1992            "furor melancholicus", Stadtgeschichtliche Museen Nürnberg, (Dürer Haus), Germany, Curator: Dr. Matthias Mende. 

                    "Encuentro", Sculptural Installations, Prášna Brána, City of Prague Gallery, CZ. Curator: Zdenka Gabalová.

                    "Nude Devices/Divested Encounters", Otis/Parsons Gallery, Los Angeles. Curator: Anne Ayers. 

1989            "Bohemian Elegy" Saxon Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1984            "Barbara Benish: Olja-Akvarell", Galleri DocentDuk, Stockholm, Sweden

1982            "5 Textiles/5 Paintings" (thesis exhibit) Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED FROM OVER 100)

 

2018           "Seeds" Symposium, HayBarn, University of California, Santa Cruz, Curator/Organizer: Beth Stevens & Annie Sprinkles

                   "Mothers, Eggshells, and the People Who Birth Us", Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles. Curator: Kim Abeles

2017           "I'm/MIGRATION", ArtMill Barn Gallery, Czech Republic

2015           "Zakra!", Kravin Rural Arts, Hranice u Malce, Czech Republic

2013           "Bubec Vraci Uder", Sochare studio Bubec, Praha, Czech Republic. Staromestka radnice Praha, City Hall Gallery, Prague.

                    Curator: Karel Matou Zavadil

2012           "Dar – Husák trávu nekouřil", Moravská galerie v Brně, Czech Republic 22/6 – 28/10
                   "Mapping", Givatayim City Gallery, Israel. Curator Doron Polak
                   "Je'nwi Temi", Lagos Oceanographic Institute, Lagos, Nigeria. May

2011           "Mapping", Markers 8 at the 54th Venice Biennale, Art Life for the World, Venice, Italy. Curators: Doran Polok, Amir Cohen
                   
"The Architecture of Plastic", Architecture Gallery, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i

2010           "What Will Be", Universidad Technologica, Cancun, Mexico. Curators: E. Haring-Woods, B. Benish 

                   "Substantialis Corpus Mixti", Bohemian National Hall, New York City. Curator: Mark Cervenka
                   "Cielo/Sky", Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; University of California, Santa Cruz, Porter College Faculty Gallery.

                    Curators: Shelby Graham, Miriam Durango
                   "Body Burden, Bohemian National Hall, New York City. curator: Mark Cervenka, sponsored by the United Nations, 

2009           "Language Arts: Images, Words, and Stories Selected From the Permanent Collection”, Sweet Briar College, Virginia,USA
                   "Na zdraví / Nádraží", NYU/ArtMill at Richtruv Dum, Prague, CZ. 27 June-18 July.
                   "Last Summer in Prague", NYU/ArtMill at New York University, NYC.

2008           "The Art of Thought", City of Brea Art Gallery, in collaboration with artist Kim Abeles, August 10 – September 12
                   "Escape"
, Galerie Califia, Zamek Horažd'ovice, CZ August 8 – September 14, 2008

2007           “It Depends on Bigness“, Moving Station, Nádraží Plzen Jižní předměstí, Plzen, CZ. Curators: Hana Kršňáková a Štěpánka Bláhovcová.

                   “X + X”, Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf-Fronberg, Germany. Curators: Václav Malina and Heiner Riepl 

                   “Here You Only Lie Once“, fabs, Warsaw, Poland. curator: Goska Sidor

2006           "Horizons". Communication Space Skolská; Galerie Nová Sín, Prague; Academy of Visual Art and Architecture Gallery, Brno. CZ. 

                   NOVA ART FAIR, New Context Gallery, Chicago, USA

                   "Shifted Focus", the Czech Center, New York City, NY.; the Czech Embassy,Wash.D.C.

2005           S.C.O.P.E. Art Fair, New York City

                   "the Holiday Show", New Context Gallery, Chicago

                   "psychonauti", Skolska Gallery, Prague

2004           "Art Safari 7", Bubec Sochařské Studio, Prague, 19. 6.

                   "Certain Traces, Dialogue: Los Angeles/Prague, 2004", Barnsdall Munincipal Art Gallery, L.A.; (6 locations total)

                    Traveled to Kotlarna, Karlin-Prague, CZ 

2003           “Wandering Library”, International Artists’ Museum. Jewish Museum, Venice, Italy (traveled to Israel and Lodz, Poland) 

                   “On This Side of the Sky: UNESCO Salutes Women in Art”, U.N.E.S.C.O. Hdqts., Paris 

                   “The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition”, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

2002           “Markers II”, EAM Bldg. Kassel, Germany 

                   “Irrational Propositions”, POST Gallery, Los Angeles

2001           49th VENICE BIENNALE, “Markers” exhibition, Venice, Italy. (traveled to Tel Aviv; Berlin) 

                   “Night of the Falling Stars”, Bassano in Teverino, Italy

2000           "Konec Svet" (“End of the World”), National Museum, Kinsky Palace, Prague

1999           “Globalization”, installation: “List-o-pad”, Mánes Galerie, Prague

1998           “Signed Contract”, installation: “Faust’s Hole”, The Faust House, Prague

1997           “Public Art”, Center for Modern & Contemporary Art, Veletrzní palác/National Gallery, Prague 

                   “Dawn of the Magicians/Jitro kouzelníku?”, Center for Modern & Contemporary Art, Veletrzní palác, Prague

1995           “Felicities”, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

                   “Printer & Artist”, (Book of Revelations, Robin Price printer/Publ.) Rocket Contemporary Art, London

1994           “Site-ations”, The Artists’ Museum, Cardiff, Great Britain

                   “Ventilation”, Project Ateliér Toit-du-Monde, Vevey, Switzerland

1993           “Sleepless Nights”, P.S. 1 Museum, New York, Curator: Zdenka Gabalová

                   “Construction in Process”, Artist’s Museum, Lodz, Poland

                   “Objects: 16 Los Angeles Sculptors”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California 

1992           “Breaking Barriers”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.

1991           “World News”, Beyond Baroque, Venice; Muckenthaler Gallery Fullerton; Onyx Cafe, Los Angeles, California (publication by Kim Abeles)

1990           “Lunada Bay” installation, Angel’s Gate Gallery, San Pedro, California

                   “Dialogue:Prague/LosAngeles”, Arroyo Arts Collective, Highland Park, CA.

1989           “Dialogue:Prague/Los Angeles”, Lidovy Dum Galerie; Galerie Mladych; Prague 

1987           “V.E.X.”, White Room, University of California, Los Angeles 

1984           “Checkpoint Charlie”, wearable art performance, Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA.

1983           "Flying Venus", the Royal Academy of Art, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

PUBLIC ART

 

2018             "Rockin' Horse"Horažd'ovice Town Square, Czech Republic

2013             "FLOW: River to Sea", permanent public garden. MAP 2013, Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas, Texas. November, 2013

2010–20       "S. S. Palo Alto ArtPark",Seacliff State Beach, California

2005             "Egg" (1995), permanent sculpture installation at Chapman College, Orange, California

2000             “Flower Power “ outdoor billboards on embankment of Prague’s Vltava River/"ArtWall"

1992–95       “Vitr se Zveda” (The Wind Rises), Dacice Castle, Czech Republic

1992             The Tree of the Middle Place, Boathouse mural, Echo Park, Los Angeles (S.P.A.R.C.)

1982             “Ahupua’a”, mural assistant, University of Hawaii Campus Center, Honolulu
                      Selected Bibliography