Dan Peterman

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2012/2013

Archive (one ton), 2012

Detail of: Archive (one ton), 2012

"Plastic Bones", 2011

"Plastic Bones", 2011

"Plastic Bones", 2011

Klosterfelde, Berlin, 2011

Running Table, 1990

Millenium Park, Chicago, 2009

Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2011

Detail of: "Things That Were Are Things Again", 2006

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2006-2007

"Beacon", 2006

"Things That Were Are Things Again", 2006

Detail of "Things That Were Are Things Again", 2006

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2006-2007

"Love Podium", 2006

Detail of "My Sky (carbon footprint)", 2006

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2006-2007

"Pigsty/Latrine", 2006

"Civilian Defense (sandbag)", 2007

"Civilian Defense (sandbag)", 2007

Accesories to an Event (Plaza)", 1998

"Excerpts from the Universal Lab (good humor)", 2004

"Villa Deponie", 2002

"Carbon Bank (classroom)", 2004

"Carbon Walkway", 2002

"Parallel Excerpts from the Universal Lab", 2002

"Plastic Archive (Version for 57 People)", 1998

"Plastic Archive (Version for 57 People)", 1998

"Excerpt from the Universal Lab (nuclides, etc.)", 2002

"The Top of the Truck That Hit the Bridge"(Seasonal Fruit Stand), 1999

Klosterfelde, Berlin, 2008

Detail of: "4 Ton Vertical Storage", 1996

"4 Ton Vertical Storage", 1996



Born: Minneapolis, MN, currently lives and works in Chicago

M.F.A. University of Chicago

B.F.A. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Slipping and Jamming,” September 16 – November 12

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, "PLATFORM 10: Dan Peterman," September 2, 2012 – October 1, 2013

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Round Trip," December 15 – January 20, 2007
Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Adaptations," September 16 – November 18

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, "Plastic Economies", curated by Lynne Warren, June 26-September 12 (cat)

Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Dan Peterman", September 27 – November 2

Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, "Dan Peterman: 7 Deadly Sins", September 8 – October 21 (catalogue)
Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany, "Dan Peterman", September 7 – October

Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, "Recent Economies", September 11 - October 16
Klosterfelde, Berlin; Germany, "finishing room (cheese)"

Le Creux de l'enfer/ Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France, "Dan Peterman", November 26, 1998 – February, 14, 1999
"Dan Peterman" (with Tobias Rehberger), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, May 16 – August 30, 1998 (catalogue)
"Currents 73: Dan Peterman", The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, March 6 – May 17 (pamphlet)
"Accessories to an Event (plaza)", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

"Running Table and Chicago Ground Cover", A. Montgomery Ward Garden, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, August 10 – October 31 (pamphlet)
"autodigestion", Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, April 13 - May 18
"Accessories to an Event", Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg and Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, March – April
Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL, March 15 - April 13

"Dan Peterman" (with Josiah McElheny), Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC

"Archive (87.5) linear feet", Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL, November 19, 1994 - January 7, 1995
"Options 48: Dan Peterman: 'Sulfur Cycle'", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, November 12 - January 8, 1995 (pamphlet)
Tanya Grunert Gallery, Cologne, Germany

F.R.A.C. Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème, France

N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

Randy Alexander, New York, NY
Artpool, Montpellier


CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium, “The Works: Artists in and from Chicago,” curated by Dieter  Roelstraete and Abigail Winograd in collaboration with Eleonore de Sadeleer, April – June
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, “Bibliothecaphilia,” January 24 ­­– ongoing
Logan Center Gallery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "Lands End,” curated by Zachary Cahill and Katherine Harvath, January 9 – March 15

Haggerty Musuem of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, "Between Critique and Absorption," January 22 - May 18

Eres Stiftung, Munich, Germany, “Plastic Age,” September 12–December 13 

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, "Work Out," May 26 – September 16

Struktur & Organismus, Mühldorf, Austria, “Steffi Alte, Dan Peterman, Reto Pulfer, Rirkrit Tiravanija,”curated by Stefan Tasch, May 5 – October 28 (catalogue)

Villa Arson, Nice, France, "L'institut des archives sauvages," February 17 – May 28 

3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, "A Rock And A Hard Place," curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, and Marina Fokidis, September 18 – December 18
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, "Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection," June 18 – October 16
Kunstverein Hannover, "Über die Metapher des Wachstums (On the Metaphor of Growth)," April 16 – June 16
In cooperation with:
Kunsthaus Baselland, May 20 – July 17
Frankfurter Kunstverein, May 17 – July 31
Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, "Predictable Feelings," February 6 – March 19

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, "Without You I'm Nothing: Art and Its Audience," co-curated by Dominic Molon and Tricia Van Eck, November 20, 2010 - May 1, 2011

Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, 'Kultur | Natur' (Culture | Nature), August 16 - September 14
VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, "Heartland," November 4, 2008 - January 25, 2009 (catalogue)
Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland. "Moral Imagination," curated by Raimar Stange, June 8 – October 26, 2008 (catalogue)
Kunsthalle Andratx Mallorca, Spain, "Supernatural," curated by Friederike Nymphius, May 10 – July, 2008 (end date to be determined)
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman" February 19 - March 8th

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, "Molecules that Matter," September 8, 2007 – April 13, 2008 (catalogue)
Travels to: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2008 – January 30, 2009
The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio, March 24, 2009 – May 10, 2009
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, September 25, 2009 – December 13, 2009
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, "Nachvollziehungsangebote," curated by Sophie Goltz and Vera Tollmann, September 20 – October 20, 2007
Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, "Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change", curated by Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins, April 4 – June 4, 2007

"Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art", curated by Stephanie Smith, traveling to The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, October 6, 2005-January 15, 2006; Museum of Arts & Design, New York, February 2- May 7, 2006; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, May 5-July 15, 2007; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University Art Museum, Greencastle, Indiana, Deptember 14-December 7, 2007

Untitled (Vision Existence Resistence), curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, February 20 to April 24 2004.

Skulptur Biennale Munsterland, June 29 to October 5, 2003
ZKM / Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, "Metabolismus und Kommunikation", May 15 – August 24, 2003
Westfälische Landesmuseum Münster, Germany, "Plug-In: Unity and Mobility", June 1 – July 29, 2001 (catalogue)
Arnolfini, Bristol, "The Silk Purse Procedure", May 25 – July 8, 2001

The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL, "Ecologies: Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Dan Peterman", July 6 – August 27, 2000
Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June 20 – 26, 2000
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, "Pyramid of Mars"
Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg, Sweden, "Amateur/Eldsjäl"; curated by Charles Esche, Mark Kremer and Adam Szymczyk, May 20 – September 17, 2000 (catalogue)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, "Life Cycles", February 19-2000
"Micropolitiques", Magasin Centre National d'Art Grenoble, France, February 2 -March 30, 2000 (catalogue)

"Dream City", Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, March 11 – May 24, 1999, curated by Dirk Luckow (catalogue)
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, "Botanica: Contemporary Art and the World of Plants", July 20 – October 17, 1999
"Falster Versuchsgelande". Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
"Minimal Maximal", Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela

"Minimal Maximal", Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Switzerland (catalogue)
"minimalisms", Akademie der Künste", Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
"Roundabout", Galerie Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
"Minimal Maximal", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
"ONTOM", Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
"Inglenook 2", State University of Illinois at Normal, University Galleries, Normal, IL; August 16 – September 20

"home sweet home", Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, June 20 – September 28 (catalogue)
"Treffpunkt Niemandsland", Brenner, Italy
"Satements", Basel International Art Fair 28 '97, Basel, Switzerland,. June 10 – 18
"A PLACE (to be)", Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Holland
"Chicago's Front Yard Picnic", A Montgomery Ward Garden, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, May 1 – October 31

"RE:formations/design directions at the end of a century", Chandler Gallery, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, February 2 - June 9 (catalogue)
"sans titre", capc Musee d'Art contemporain Entrepot, Bordeaux, France, January 26 - March 31
"Multiple Application", Kosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, with Josiah McElheny, June 15 - July 23, curated by Andrea Rosen
"Nutopi", Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden, June 3 - August 27, curated by Lars Nittve (catalogue)
"Mobius Strip", Basilico Fine Arts, NYC

"Korrespondenzen/Correspondences", group exhibition, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany and Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, November 18 - January 22, 1995 (catalogue)
"Backstage", Exhibition catalogue Kunstmuseum Luzern
"Oppositionen & Schwesternfelder", Fridericianum, Kassel
"Life is Too Much", Galerie des Archives, Paris, France
"Universe", John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
"Grreen", group exhibition, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Enclosion", New York Kunsthalle, New York, NY, October 22 - December 5 (catalogue)
"Recycling Reconsidered", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, October 9 - January 3, 1994 (pamphlet)
"Kontext Kunst", Streirischer Herbst, Trigon '93, Graz, Austria
"Oppositionen and Schwesterfelder", Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
Klosterfelde Edition, GMBH, Hamburg, Germany
"Backstage", Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"Aperto - Venice Biennale", Venice, Italy, June
"Simply Made in America", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"New Works", group show, Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tanya Grunert, Cologne, Germany
"Standing Below Grade", N.A.M.E. Gallery, solo exhibition, Chicago, IL
"The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral and Lake Nairobi", curated by Hudson, College of Dubage, Glen Ellyn, IL

"Installations for New Spaces", Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
"Underfood", ongoing exchange project at Resource Center (recycling), Chicago, IL
"Buying the Magazine for the Ads", Terrain, San Francisco, CA
"MUD or, how can social and local histories be used as methods of conservation", Hirsch Farm Project 1991, Hillsboro, WN
"Empty Pedestals Project", Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY
"Plastic Reserve", sculpture installation, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
Hirsch Farm Project, Illinois

"Une Douzaine de Tasses (More or Less)", Artpool, Montpellier, France
"Minus", Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
"One more One less", N.A.M.E. Galery, Chicago, IL
"New Generations", Carnegie Mellon, University Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

"Charged Spaces: Stressed Sites in the Body Politic", School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Filling in the Gap", Richard Feigen and Co., Chicago, IL
"Sculpture Chicago 89", Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL
"Problems with Reading/Rereading", Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Extractions", Union Gallery, UW, Madison, WI
"The Whole World is Still Watching", an exhibition to commemorate the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Latitudes: Focus on Chicago", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
"Chicago Compost Shelter", an installation of experimental architecture, The Resource Center, Chicago, IL

1987 "Urban Processes: Circuits and Sediments", Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Treibhaus", "Agenda 21-Universität Lüneburg" in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunstraum Lüneburg, Germany
("Treibhaus 1" October 1999 at Campus of Lüneburg University, "Treibhaus 2" – Extended Falster Video/Greenhouse, Foyer of Lüneburg University Library.
"Sitting", BIC – Technologiezentrum, Gewerbezentrum, Parkhaus Leipzig-Plagwitz

"Improvements? on the Ordinary", Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

"The End of the Weather as we Know it", co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Encampments", co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

"In Evidence", Co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

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