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Kiki Smith: Biographical Documents






Born 1954, Nuremberg, Germany



Kiki Smith, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland, October 9, 2020–January 10, 2021.




Kiki Smith, Monnaie de Paris, October 18, 2019–February 9, 2020.


Kiki Smith: Memory, Deste Foundation Project Space, Athens, Greece, June 18, 2019–September 30, 2019.


Kiki Smith, Pace Prints, New York, March 1–April 6, 2019.


Kiki Smith: Murmur, Pace Gallery, 537 West 24th Street, New York, March 1–30, 2019. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: What I Saw on The Road, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Florence, February 14–June 2, 2019.


Touch: Prints by Kiki Smith, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany, February 14–May 26, 2019. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith: Woodland, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, September 13–October 27, 2018.


Kiki Smith: Reflection, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, May 18–July 7, 2018.


Kiki Smith: Frequency, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, May 12–June 16, 2018.


Below the Horizon: Kiki Smith at Eldridge, Museum at Eldridge Street, New York, April 12–October 10, 2018.


Kiki Smith: Procession, Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 2–June 3, 2018. Traveled to: Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland, February 9–May 12, 2019; Belvedere Museum Vienna, June 7–September 15, 2019. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith: Quest, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, November 30, 2017–March 2, 2018.


Kiki Smith: Mortal, Dallas Contemporary, Texas, September 29–December 17, 2017.


Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, the Muse and the Spirit, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, August 8–November 22, 2017. Traveled to: Syracuse University Art Museum, New York, December 18, 2017–March 10, 2018. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: From the Creek, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York, August 12–November 19, 2017.


Kiki Smith: Shelter, Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, May 20–July 13, 2017.


Kiki Smith: Breath, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, March 30–April 30, 2017.




Kiki Smith: Woven Tales, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 13–July 30, 2016. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith: Seed, UNT ArtSpace Dallas, University of North Texas, October 17–November 14, 2015.


Kiki Smith: Sculpture, Church of Mary Magdalene, Alba, Italy, September 24–November 8, 2015.


Kiki Smith: Each Day, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, June 27–July 19, 2015.




Kiki Smith, LeeAhn Gallery, Seoul, October 2–November 15, 2014. Traveled to: LeeAhn Gallery, Daegu, December 18, 2014–January 24, 2015. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, May 31–August 30, 2014.


Kiki Smith: Wonder, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, February 28–March 29, 2014. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Transformations, UNT on the Square, University of North Texas, Denton, January 29–February 27, 2014.




Kiki Smith: Inventions, Pace Prints, New York, March 7–April 13, 2013.




Kiki Smith: Moments of Clarity, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, October 27, 2012–January 12, 2013.


Kiki Smith, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, October–November 2013.


Kiki Smith: Behold, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, October 11–November 17, 2012.


Kiki Smith: By the Stream, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, September 26–November 15, 2012.


Kiki Smith’s Chorus. Organized by Art Production Fund, New York. The Last Lot, New York, May 24–September 4, 2012.


Kiki Smith: Catching Shadows, Galerie Lelong, Paris, May 10–July 30, 2012. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, April 20–July 22, 2012.


Visionary Sugar: Works by Kiki Smith, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, February 4–May 6, 2012.




Kiki Smith: Rituals, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 8, 2011–January 22, 2012.


Kiki Smith: Drawings, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, February 5–March 15, 2011.




Kiki Smith: Mortal, Galerie Lelong, Printshop, Paris, October 14–November 20, 2010.


Kiki Smith: Color Still, Under Museum of Contemporary Art, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, September 24, 2010–January 24, 2011.


Kiki Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, September 23–November 5, 2010.


Kiki Smith: Lodestar, The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street, New York, April 30–June 19, 2010. (Catalogue)


I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, March 6–August 15, 2010. Traveled to: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, April 8–August 15, 2011; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, September 17–December 30, 2011; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, February 11–May 20, 2012. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, June 6–August, 29, 2009.




Kiki Smith, Kornelia Tamm Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 7–December 22, 2008.


Kiki Smith: The Touch of the Eye / The Look of the Hand, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 28–December 7, 2008.


Kiki Smith: Sculptures, Photographs, and Papers, Galería Estiarte, Madrid, March 2008.


Kiki Smith: Her Home, Museum Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany, March 16–August 24, 2008. Traveled to: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany, September 18–November 16, 2008; as Kiki Smith: Her Memory, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, February 19–May 24, 2009; as Kiki Smith: Sojourn, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, February 12–September 12, 2010. (Catalogues)


Kiki Smith, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, January 11–March 15, 2008.




Kiki Smith: Wellspring, Galerie Lelong, Paris, October 26–December 8, 2007. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Constellation, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, June 9–October 28, 2007.


Kiki Smith: Touch—Recent Color Etchings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, May 3–June 2, 2007.




Kiki Smith, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India, December 14, 2006–January 13, 2007. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, November 30, 2006–January 27, 2007.


Kiki Smith: Porcelain Figurines, Pace Prints, New York, November 1–28, 2006.


Kiki Smith: New Work, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, October 11–November 18, 2006.


Kiki Smith: Moment, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, September 9–30, 2006.




Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980–2005, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 19, 2005–January 29, 2006. Traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 26–May 14, 2006; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, July 22–September 24, 2006; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 16, 2006–February 11, 2007; La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, June 3–October 6, 2007. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: A Cautionary Tale, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, November 3–December 31, 2005.


Kiki Smith: On and About Sculpture and Drawing, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, October 28–December 15, 2005.


Kiki Smith: Homespun Tales. Storie di occupazione domestica, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, 51st Biennale di Venezia, Venice, June 9–September 11, 2005. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Bronze Reliefs and Drawings, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, March 18–May 7, 2005.


Kiki Smith: Print and Things à la Librairie, Galerie Lelong, Paris, March 9–31, 2005.




Kiki Smith: Near, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, May 8–June 16, 2004.




Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 5, 2003–March 8, 2004. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Near, Galerie Lelong, Paris, May 21–July 23, 2003. Traveled to: Galerie Lelong, Zurich, August 1–September 30, 2003. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Pause, Echigo–Tsumari Art Triennial, Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art, Niigata, Japan, July 20–September 7, 2003. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith: Homework, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, December 6, 2002–January 18, 2003.


Kiki Smith, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent, Belgium, March 22–May 22, 2002. (Brochure)


Kiki Smith: Realms, Triple Candie, New York, March 16–April 16 (extended through April 26), 2002.


Kiki Smith: Realms, PaceWildenstein, 524 West 25th Street, New York, March 14–April 27, 2002. (Artist’s book)




Kiki Smith: Photographs. A Looking at Native American Beadwork and Baskets from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, December 9, 2001–January 26, 2002. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, René Blouin Gallery, Montreal, December 8, 2001–January 26, 2002.


Kiki Smith, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, September 8–November 25, 2001.


Kiki Smith, Galerie M + R Fricke, Düsseldorf, August 25–October 12, 2001.


Kiki Smith: Women-Nature-Birds-Death, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, June 21–July 25, 2001.


Kiki Smith: Small Sculptures and Large Drawings, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany, April 7–June 4, 2001. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Portraits, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, April 5–May 5, 2001.


Kiki Smith, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, April 2–July 14, 2001.


Kiki Smith: Telling Tales, International Center of Photography, New York, March 29–June 10, 2001. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Prints and Multiples, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, March 1–31, 2001.


Kiki Smith: Recent Editions, Pace/Prints, New York, February 10–March 10, 2001.




Kiki Smith, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, November 17–December 16, 2000. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, November 11, 2000–January 14, 2001.


Kiki Smith: Realm, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, September 14–October 28, 2000.


Kiki Smith: Geneviève and the Wolves, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, September 9–October 1, 2000.




Kiki Smith: ZetwendenRubblick und Ausblick, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, December 4, 1999–June 4, 2000. Traveled to: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, July 5–October 1, 2000.


Kiki Smith: Of Her Nature, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, October 29–November 27, 1999.


My Nature: Works with Paper by Kiki Smith, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, October 19, 1999–January 23, 2000. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: You Are the Sunshine of My Life..., Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 31–September 11, 1999.


Kiki Smith: Creation, Diözesanmuseum, Freising, Germany, May 9–October 10 (extended through October 17), 1999.


Kiki Smith, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium, May 6–June 26, 1999. (Catalogue)


Forefront 31: Kiki Smith, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, February 12–May 16, 1999.


Kiki Smith, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, January 16–February 13, 1999.


Kiki Smith: Recent Photographic Work, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 15–March 28, 1999.


Kiki Smith: New Editions, Pace Prints, New York, January 14–February 13, 1999.




Kiki Smith, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, November 7–December 19, 1998.


Kiki Smith: Work, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, November 7–December 19, 1998.


Kiki Smith: Nocturne, The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, October 15–November 15, 1998.


Kiki Smith, Räume für neue Kunst, Wuppertal, Germany, October 12–November 20, 1998.


Kiki Smith: Photographs 1997–1998, Galerie Gricke, Berlin, October 3–November 14, 1998.


Kiki Smith: All Creatures Great and Small, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, September 26–December 17, 1998. (Catalogue)


Invention/Intervention: Kiki Smith and the Museums, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, May 1–July 12, 1998. (Brochure)


Directions—Kiki Smith: Night, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., March 19–June 21, 1998. (Brochure)


Kiki Smith, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, February 8–July 31, 1998. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Metta Galería, Madrid, February–March 1998. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Constellation, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, January 22–March 11, 1998.




Kiki Smith: Convergence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, October 24, 1997–February 15, 1998. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Reconstructing the Moon, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, September 25–October 25, 1997. (Artist’s book)


Kiki Smith: Prints and Multiples 1994–1997, Pace Prints, New York, September 19–October 18, 1997.


Kiki Smith: Paper Sculpture, Prints, and Multiples, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, April 3–April 27, 1997.


Kiki Smith, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, March 8–April 19, 1997.


Kiki Smith: Once I Saw a Bird, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, February 27–April 12, 1997. (Artist’s book)




Kiki Smith, A/D Gallery, New York, December 5, 1996–January 22, 1997.


Kiki Smith: Photographs, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, November 13, 1996–January 4, 1997.


Kiki Smith: Field Operation, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, August 8–September 28, 1996.


Kiki Smith, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, June 13–September 22, 1996. Traveled to: Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, April 6–September 7, 1997. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Landscape, Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, June 6–July 24, 1996, and September 9–October 9, 1996.


Kiki Smith: Werke/Works 1988–1996, St. Petri-Kuratorium, Lübeck, Germany, January 15–February 29, 1996. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith: Photography, PaceWildensteinMacGill, Los Angeles, November 9–December 29, 1995. Traveled to: PaceWildensteinMacGill, New York, January 11–February 24, 1996.


Kiki Smith, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, October 11–November 5, 1995.


Kiki Smith: New Work, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, September 15–October 21, 1995. (Artist’s book)


Kiki Smith, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, February 24–April 23, 1995. Traveled to: Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, June 22–August 27, 1995. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, February 22–March 31, 1995.




Kiki Smith, The Power Plant––Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, November 25, 1994–January 8, 1995. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Drawings, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, October 21–November 26, 1994.


Kiki Smith, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 3–October 15, 1994.


Kiki Smith: Sculptures, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, May 27–July 30, 1994.


Kiki Smith, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spring–Summer 1994. (Brochure)


Kiki Smith, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, April 9–May 14, 1994.


Kiki Smith, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark, March 18–May 23, 1994. Traveled to: Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, October 15–November 13, 1994. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Sojourn in Santa Barbara, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 5–April 17, 1994. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith: Prints and Multiples 1985–1993, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, January 8–February 9, 1994. Traveled to: New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, Louisiana, May 7–June 27, 1994; Olin Arts Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, September 2–October 9, 1994; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 22–November 27, 1994; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, February 8–March 11, 1995; Gallery of Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City, March 30–April 28, 1995; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, May 12–August 20, 1995; Wilkes Art Museum, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, September 2–October 15, 1995; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, November 12, 1995–January 2, 1996; Davidson College Art Gallery, North Carolina, January 14–February 24, 1996; University Gallery, Memphis State University, Tennessee, April 20–June 14, 1996; University of New Hampshire, Durham, September 9–October 13, 1996; Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 2–December 20, 1996. (Catalogue)




Kiki Smith, Fawbush Gallery, New York, November 20–December 23, 1993.


Kiki Smith, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, May 12–June 18, 1993.




Kiki Smith, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, December 4, 1992–January 25, 1993.


Kiki Smith, Galerie M + R Fricke, Düsseldorf, November 17, 1992–January 5, 1993.


Kiki Smith: Unfolding the Body––An Exhibition of the Work in Paper, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, October 3–November 15, 1992. Traveled to: Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, June 12–August 1, 1993. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, July 18–November 15, 1992. Traveled to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, January 23–March 21, 1993. (Artist’s book)


Kiki Smith: Silent Work, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, May 27–July 12, 1992. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Fawbush Gallery, New York, May 9–June 3, 1992.


Kiki Smith, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, April 27–June 7, 1992. (Brochure)


Kiki Smith, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, April 11–June 7, 1992.


Kiki Smith: Sculpture and Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, January 2–February 2, 1992.




Kiki Smith, Art Awareness, Inc., Lexington, New York, 1991.


Kiki Smith, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, November 30, 1991–January 11, 1992.


Kiki Smith: Tears Come, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, May 31–July 17, 1991.


Matrix 142: Kiki Smith, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, February 7–April 15, 1991. (Brochure)




Projects 24: Kiki Smith, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 9, 1990–January 1, 1991. (Brochure)


Kiki Smith, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, September 21–November 17, 1990. Traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, October 26–December 1, 1990. (Catalogue)


Kiki Smith, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, January 26–February 25, 1990.




Kiki Smith, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, June 3–30, 1989.


Kiki Smith, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, May 4–June 25, 1989. (Brochure)


Concentrations 20: Kiki Smith, Dallas Museum of Art, January 14–April 16, 1989.




Kiki Smith, Fawbush Gallery, New York, May 21–June 22, 1988.




Kiki Smith: Life Wants to Live, The Kitchen, New York, December 3–24, 1982.