SOLO/2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

 

2021           “Rhine River Requiem”, Galerie Pluto, Bonn, Germany. curators: Jane Brucker and Jeremy Wasser

 

2020            "Apokalypsa Revisited", Galerie ArtArchives, Prague, CZ. Curator: Jiři Hůla

 

2019           “SeaWeeds” installation.  Social Research Institute, Charles University, Prague. Curator: Dagmar Lorenz-Mayer    

019    “SeaWeeds” installation.  Social Research Institute, Charles University, Prague.     

2018           "The Worm and The Whale", Kabinet Chaos Gallery, Czech Republic. Curator: Veronika Šrek Bromová 

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

2017           "Mni Wiconi/Water is Life", Laboratoř Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, Curator: Karel Zavadil

2016           "SeaWeeds", Panel Gallery, (FAMU/Film Academy) Prague, Czech Republic. Curator: Štepanka Šimlová

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, at the Conference of the Parties, 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)

2020            “Všechno je Jinak” (Everything is Different), 4x4 dny v pohybu, Nová strašnická škola, Praha, CZ

                    “MeziProstory 2020” (Between Spaces), Sýpka Klenová, Galerie Klatovy-Klenova, CZ (catalogue)

2019            “Dialog, 30 Let”, DOX Museum for Contemporary Art/ ArtArchives, Prague, CZ

                    ArteDuco, Depo2015, Plzen, CZ (catalogue)

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

                   "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. Curator: Lenka Dolánová

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
                

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/INTERVENTIONS

2019             “Two Swans” wall mural performed during hunting season, Bohemia, ArtMill, CZ

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/ established "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

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA

 2019  

  • United Nations Climate Action Summit, New York Headquarters, USA

  • Her Story, Disorderly Women-Alliance of Women Leaders in Culture, Barcelona, Spain

 

 2015   Culture(s) of Sustainable Futures, final conference of the COST action IS 1007,

             Helsinki, Finland

2014   United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Lima, Peru. Co-Chair UN Education Caucus (in absentea)

2013

  • UNESCO International Congress: “Culture, the Key to Sustainable Development”, Hangzhou, China, 15-17 May

  • 7th World Environmental Education Congress, Marrakech, Morocco

  • COST Action Group, Investigating Cultural Sustainability, IS1007, Skopje, Macedonia

2012

  • Rio+20, United Nations Climate Change Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

  • S.S. Palo Alto Roundtable II, Social Practice Arts Research Center, UC Santa Cruz,

  • Na Jine Puda/On Different Soil: Growth in Art, Society and Culture, Nova Scene, Prague, Czech Republic

  • UN Safe Planet Campaign Strategic Planning and Education meeting, Ojai, California

  • Transformative Educational Forum, Naval PostGraduate School, Monterey, California

  • 1st Annual S.S. Palo Alto Roundtable, Social Public Art Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz. Eco- ArtPark in the Monterey Bay

  • Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Fifth

  • Meeting. United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. 25-29 April

 2010

  • 5th International Marine Debris Conference, NOAA/UNEP, Honolulu, Hawai'i. 21-25 March

  • Strategic Workshop for the Development of a Public Awareness and Outreach Strategy and Business Plan under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Safe Planet Campaign. Centre de formation du Leman, Jongny, Switzerland, 27-29 June

  • UN Safe Planet Strategic Planning Retreat, ArtMill, Horazdovice, Czech Republic

2006 

        Symposium on Czech and U.S. Art Education, Školska Gallery, Prague

2005 ​“Creating  Dialogue”Museum Kampa, Prague; CIEE University, Prague, C.R.

2001 “Bearing  Witness”, at “ready to...” International Symposium on Network/Art/Society. NationalGallery, Prague. Organized by the Internationales Kunstler             Gremium, Koln

1993    “Transformational Powers of Graffiti Art” panel, Occidental College, Highland Park, California

1990    “Dialogue Symposium”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California

1989    DialoguePrague/Los Angeles” Symposium. Gong Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia.  (Artist and Curator)

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2019   Art + Ecology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017

  • “Form, Art, and the Environment”, University of California, Santa Cruz, w/co-author Dr. Nathalie Blanc. Cowell HayBarn at the Farm

  • “Form, Art, and the Environment”, w/Nathalie Blanc. New York City Parks Dept., The Armory, Central Park, NYC

2016  “Form, Art, and the Environment”, w/Nathalie Blanc. Book launch/lecture, Veletržni Palac, National  Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2015  

  • “From Revelations to Songs” (with Robin Price, Printer/Publisher), Sterling Memorial LibraryLecture Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

  • “ArtMill as Case Study”, Culture(s) of Sustainable Futures, final conference of the COST Action IS1007, Helsinki, Finland

2014      “An Aesthetic Sea: Visualizing Change & the SS Palo Alto Project”,  Digital Arts, New  Media Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

2012    “Transformative Education, Creativity, and Sustainable Development” Film Shorts Festival Panel Discussion, Instituto de Biofisica, Universidad de Rio de                     Janiero, Brazil. Rio+20 side  event. June 21

2011       

  • “Safe Planet Campaign Arts and Outreach”, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • “Art and Social Change”, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

  • “Art and Social Change”, KIPP School, Houston, Texas, USA

  • “Environment & Art”, University of Houston, Texas

  • “Dialogue: 21 years of US-Czech Cultural Exchange”, U.S. Embassy, Prague

  • “The Architecture of Plastic Pollution”, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu

2010    “What Will Be”Curator's/Artist Talk, Universidad Technologico,  Cancun, Mexico

 

2009       

  • "On Trees and Other Things Fallen", University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

  • "On Drawing" lecture + workshop, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

  •  "Artist Lecture", Academy of Art, Belgrade, Serbia

  •  "On Installation", Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia; Art Workshop at U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Belgrade, Serbia

2007        

  • “on non-hierarchal exhibition practices”, U.C. Santa Cruz, California

  • Artist Lecture, Cal State Long Beach University, California

  • “Graphic Work”, Scripps College, Claremont Colleges, California

2004    

  • "Dialogue Praha/Los Angeles, 15 Years Later", Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague (VSUP/UMPRUM), Prague, CZ

  • "Creating Dialogue", Consulate of the Czech Republic, Los Angeles

  • “Creating Dialogue”, Caifornia State University, Northridge, California, USA

2000    "Gallery Talk", Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont University, California

1999           "Artist Lecture", California State University Northridge, Northridge, California

1998

  • “Art Trends in Central Europe since the fall of Communism”, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, University of California, Berkeley

  • “Working Processes”, Art Department, University of California, Riverside

  • “Artist Lecture”, Center for the Arts/Art, Claremont University, California

1995    

  • "Artist Lecture", Otis School of Art, Los Angeles; Graduate Seminar

  • "Artist Lecture", Art Center College of Design, Pasadena;

  • "Artist Lecture", Art Department, University of California at Riverside

  • “Californian Art”, American Center for Culture and Commerce, Prague The Academy of Applied Arts/ Prague

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

1994  “Art from the American West Coast” North Bohemian Museum, Liberec, Czech Republic

  • Artist Lecture UMPRUM, (Academy of Applied Arts), Prague, Czech Republic

1993  Artist Lecture , 16 L.A. Sculptors, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

1992            “A Furious Melancholy: the Engravings of Albrecht Durer”, Los Angeles  County  Museum of Art, California

1991            Artist lecture, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

1990         “Dialogue:Prague/Los Angeles”, University of Southern California; 

  • Barnsdall Art Park Theatre; Art Center;

  • University of Santa Barbara, California

1988          Artist Lecture, Mt. San Antonio College, California, USA 

  •       “Art and Revolution”, U.S. Embassy, Prague

  • Artist Lecture, Idyllwild School for Music and the Arts, Idyllwild, California

1987      “Images of Women in the Work of Edvard Munch”, Institute of Antiquities and Christianity, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

1984    Artist Lecture, Rotary Club International, Stockholm, Sweden