Walead Beshty


Biography

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Exhibitions


Walead Beshty
Performances Under Working Conditions
September 4 - October 4, 2014
A Machinery for Living
Organized by Walead Beshty
July 2 - August 8, 2014



Selected Press


Natural Histories
In Coversation with Bob Nickas    (PDF 97 K)



Related Materials


Walead Beshty
Ethics
Walead Beshty
Selected Correspondences 2001-2010
Walead Beshty
Natural Histories
Walead Beshty
Pulleys, Cogwheels, Mirrors, and Windows (UMMA Projects 1: March 28-June 28, 2009)




  • Walled Beshty A Partial Disassembling of an Invention without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in which the Pulleys and Cogwheels are Lying around at Random All over the Workbench Installation view Curve Gallery
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    A Partial Disassembling of an Invention without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in which the Pulleys and Cogwheels are Lying around at Random All over the Workbench
    Installation view
    Curve Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, UK
    October 9, 2014–February 8, 2015
  • Walead Beshty A Partial Disassembling of an Invention without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in which the Pulleys and Cogwheels are Lying around at Random All over the Workbench  Installation view Curve Gallery
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    A Partial Disassembling of an Invention without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in which the Pulleys and Cogwheels are Lying around at Random All over the Workbench
    Installation view
    Curve Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, UK
    October 9, 2014–February 8, 2015
  • Walead Beshty White Curl (CMY/Four Magnet: Los Angeles, California, February 28th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 166-016, 05213) Photographic paper
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    White Curl (CMY/Four Magnet: Los Angeles, California, February 28th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 166-016, 05213)
    2013
    Color photographic paper
    52 x 102 3/4 inches
  • Walead Beshty Black Curl (9:6/YMC/Six Magnet: Los Angeles, California, March 21st 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 186-007, 08513) Photographic paper
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    Black Curl (9:6/YMC/Six Magnet: Los Angeles, California, March 21st 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 186-007, 08513)
    2013
    Color photographic paper
    52 x 101 1/4 inches
  • Walead Beshty Copper (Fedex® Large Framed Art Box ©2011 FedEx 163098 REV 7/11), Standard Overnight, Glendale-Los Angeles trk#798886094580, September 5-6, 2012, Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-Miami Beach trk#800983717795, December 1-3, 2012,
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    Copper (Fedex® Large Framed Art Box ©2011 FedEx 163098 REV 7/11), Standard Overnight, Glendale-Los Angeles trk#798886094580, September 5-6, 2012, Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-Miami Beach trk#800983717795, December 1-3, 2012,
    2012-
    Polished copper, accrued FedEx shipping and tracking labels
    49 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 36 5/8 inches
  • Walead Beshty Copper Remnant (Table: designed by unknown, date unknown; Rue de Livourne 35, Brussels, Belgium, September 6th, 2011)
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    Copper Remnant (Table: designed by unknown, date unknown; Rue de Livourne 35, Brussels, Belgium, September 6th, 2011)
    2012
    Polished copper
    60 x 120 inches
  • Walead Beshty Travel Picture Granite Travel Picture Granite [Tschaikowskistrasse 17 in multiple exposures* (LAXFRATHF/TXLCPHSEALAX) March 27-April 3, 2006] *Contax G-2, L-3 Communications eXaminer 3DX 6000, and InVision Technologies CTX 5000, 2006/2008
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    Travel Picture Granite [Tschaikowskistrasse 17 in multiple exposures* (LAXFRATHF/TXLCPHSEALAX) March 27-April 3, 2006]
    *Contax G-2, L-3 Communications eXaminer 3DX 6000, and InVision Technologies CTX 5000, 2006/2008

    2012
    Chromogenic print
    89 5/8 x 51 inches
  • Walead Beshty A Diagram of Forces Installation view Malmö Konsthall
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    A Diagram of Forces
    Installation view
    Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
    2011
  • Walead Beshty A Diagram of Forces Installation view Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
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    A Diagram of Forces
    Installation view
    Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
    2011
  • Walead Beshty A Diagram of Forces Installation view Malmö Konsthall
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    A Diagram of Forces
    Installation view
    Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
    2011
  • Walead Beshty Picture Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light Photographic paper
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    Picture Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light
    2011
    Black and white fiber based photographic paper
    56 1/2 x 110 1/2 inches
  • Wales Beshty Picture Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light Photographic paper
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    Picture Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light
    2011
    Black and white fiber based photographic paper
    56 1/2 x 110 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty Copper Surrogate (Table: designed by Florence Knoll, 1961; 9016 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, July 17 - August 21, 2010) Polished copper
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    Copper Surrogate (Table: designed by Florence Knoll, 1961; 9016 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, July 17 - August 21, 2010)
    2011
    Polished copper
    48 x 81 x 1 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty A Diagram of Forces Installation view Malmö Konsthall
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    A Diagram of Forces
    Installation view
    Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
    2011
  • Walead Beshty Make Ready 3: Uncut Signatures [Walead Beshty: Securities and Exchanges, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art: Beijing, Jing Cai Shi Ji, Beijing, China, September 23, 2011]
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    Make Ready 3: Uncut Signatures [Walead Beshty: Securities and Exchanges, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art: Beijing, Jing Cai Shi Ji, Beijing, China, September 23, 2011]
    2011
    Four-color offset on coated paper
    27 3/8 x 34 5/8 inches
  • Walead Beshty Southwyck Mall ('Sophisticuts'), Toledo, OH. Est. 1972, Demo. 2008 Photograph
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    Southwyck Mall ('Sophisticuts'), Toledo, OH. Est. 1972, Demo. 2008
    2011
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
    22 x 15 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty Securities and Exchanges Installation view Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
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    Securities and Exchanges
    Installation view
    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
    2011
  • Walead Beshty A Diagram of Forces Installation view Malmö Konsthall
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    A Diagram of Forces
    Installation view
    Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
    2011
  • Walead Beshty Randall Park Mall (View of Interior), North Randall, OH. Est. 1976 Photograph
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    Randall Park Mall (View of Interior), North Randall, OH. Est. 1976
    2011
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
    22 x 15 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty Livonia Mall ('Exotic Image'), Livonia, MI Est 1964, Demo 2008 Photograph
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    Livonia Mall ('Exotic Image'), Livonia, MI Est 1964, Demo 2008
    2011
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
    22 x 15 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty Transparency (Negative) Kodak Portra 400NC Em. No. 2031: July 30 - August 2, 2011 LAX/DEN/RAP RAP/DEN/LAX]
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    Transparency (Negative) [Kodak Portra 400NC Em. No. 2031: July 30 - August 2, 2011 LAX/DEN/RAP RAP/DEN/LAX]
    2011
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Museo Silver Rag Paper
    52 x 68 inches
  • Walead Beshty Transparency (Positive) [Fujichrome RDPIII Provia 100F Em. No. 05182: July 30 - August 2, 2011 LAX/DEN/RAP RAP/DEN/LAX]
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    Transparency (Positive) [Fujichrome RDPIII Provia 100F Em. No. 05182: July 30 - August 2, 2011 LAX/DEN/RAP RAP/DEN/LAX]
    2011
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Museo Silver Rag Paper
    46 x 60 inches
  • Walead Beshty Transparency (Negative) [Kodak Portra 160NC Em. No. 3161: November 28 - 30, 2010 LAX/MIA MIA/LAX]
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    Transparency (Negative) [Kodak Portra 160NC Em. No. 3161: November 28 - 30, 2010 LAX/MIA MIA/LAX]
    2010
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Museo Silver Rag Paper
    52 x 68 inches
  • Walead Beshty Transparency (Positive) [Fujichrome RDPIII Provia 100F Em. No. 05481: November 28 - 30, 2010 LAX/MIA MIA/LAX]
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    Transparency (Positive) [Fujichrome RDPIII Provia 100F Em. No. 05481: November 28 - 30, 2010 LAX/MIA MIA/LAX]
    2010
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Museo Silver Rag Paper
    52 x 68 inches
  • Walead Beshty Make-Ready 1 (Walead Beshty: Selected Correspondences 2001-2010, Bologna: Damiani Editore, 2010, Grafiche Damiani, Bologna, Italy, July 4 – 6, 2010)
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    Make-Ready 1 (Walead Beshty: Selected Correspondences 2001-2010, Bologna: Damiani Editore, 2010, Grafiche Damiani, Bologna, Italy, July 4 – 6, 2010)
    2010
    Four-color offset on coated paper, bound
    9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
  • Walead Beshty Copper Tube (FedEx® Tube ©2005 FEDEX 139752 REV 10/05 SSCC), International Priority, Los Angeles-Paris trk#796334037867, October 12-14, 2010,  2010-
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    Copper Tube (FedEx® Tube ©2005 FEDEX 139752 REV 10/05 SSCC), International Priority, Los Angeles-Paris trk#796334037867, October 12-14, 2010,
    2010-

    Polished copper, accrued FedEx shipping and tracking labels
    6 x 6 x 40 inches
  • Walead Beshty Legibility on Color Backgrounds Installation view Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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    Legibility on Color Backgrounds
    Installation view
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
    2009
  • Walead Beshty Legibility on Color Backgrounds Installation view Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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    Legibility on Color Backgrounds
    Installation view
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
    2009
  • Walead Beshty Selected Works (2005-2008/November 18th 2008-October 20th 2009)
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    Selected Works (2005-2008/November 18th 2008-October 20th 2009)
    2009
    Color photographic paper, black and white fiber-based photographic paper, archival inkjet papers
    51 x 91 inches
  • Walead Beshty Wide-format Inkjet Printer (Epson), Los Angeles, California, July 25th 2008
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    Wide-format Inkjet Printer (Epson), Los Angeles, California, July 25th 2008
    2009
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
    26 x 36 inches
  • Walead Beshty Fabricator (JD), Glendale. California, July 9th 2008
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    Fabricator (JD), Glendale. California, July 9th 2008
    2009
    Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
    26 x 36 inches
  • Walead Beshty Passages Installation view LAXART
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    Passages
    Installation view
    LAXART, Los Angeles
    2009
  • Walead Beshty Altermodern: 2009 Tate Triennial Installation view Tate Britain
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    Altermodern: 2009 Tate Triennial
    Installation view
    Tate Britain, London
    2009
  • Walead Beshty FedEx® Large Craft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330508 REV 10/05 SSCC), International Priority, Los Angeles-Tijuana trk#865282057997, October 28-November 3, 2008, International Priority, Tijuana-Los Angeles trk#867279774918, January 2-6, 2009,
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    FedEx® Large Craft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330508 REV 10/05 SSCC), International Priority, Los Angeles-Tijuana trk#865282057997, October 28-November 3, 2008, International Priority, Tijuana-Los Angeles trk#867279774918, January 2-6, 2009,
    2008-
    Laminated glass, FedEx shipping box, accrued FedEx shipping and tracking labels, silicone, metal, tape
    20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Walead Beshty 2008 Biennial Exhibition Installation view Whitney Museum of American Art
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    2008 Biennial Exhibition
    Installation view
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    2008
  • Walead Beshty FedEx® Large Kraft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330508 REV 10/05 SSCC, International Priority, Los Angeles-Tijuana trk#865282057997, October 29 - November 6, 2008, International Priority, Tijuana-Los Angeles trk#867279774918, January 2 - 6, 2009,
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    FedEx® Large Kraft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330508 REV 10/05 SSCC, International Priority, Los Angeles-Tijuana trk#865282057997, October 29 - November 6, 2008, International Priority, Tijuana-Los Angeles trk#867279774918, January 2 - 6, 2009,
    2008-
    Laminated Mirropane, FedEx shipping box, accrued FedEx shipping and tracking labels, silicone, metal, tape
    20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Walead Beshty Travel Picture Granite [Tschaikowskistrasse 17 in multiple exposures* (LAXFRATHF/TXLCPHSEALAX) March 27-April 3, 2006] *Contax G-2, L-3 Communications eXaminer 3DX 6000, and InVision Technologies CTX 5000
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    Travel Picture Granite [Tschaikowskistrasse 17 in multiple exposures* (LAXFRATHF/TXLCPHSEALAX) March 27-April 3, 2006]
    *Contax G-2, L-3 Communications eXaminer 3DX 6000, and InVision Technologies CTX 5000

    2006/2008
    Chromogenic print
    89 5/8 x 51 inches