Exhibitions 1982-92

David Wojnarowicz participated in the following exhibitions within his lifetime.

David’s work has also been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions since his death. Follow this link to see select exhibits of David’s work online.

 

 

 

1981


Lower Manhattan Drawing Show, curated by Keith Haring, Mudd Club, New York, NY
The First Annual Club 57 Group Erotic and Pornographic Art Exhibition, curated by Keith Haring, Club 57, New York, NY
Hunger, action installation with Julie Hair, Leo Castelli’s Staircase, New York, NY

1982


Public Illumination Gallery, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY
411, Public Illumination Gallery, New York, NY
Fast, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz and Peter Fend, Todd’s Copy Shop, New York, NY
I Heart MX: Multiple Nuclear Orgasm, Todd’s Copy Shop, New York, NY
Hit and Run, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY
The Hunger Show, Gallery 345, New York, NY
100 Works, 100 Artists, 100 Sq. In., Public Illumination Gallery, New York, NY
Beast Show, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
The Famous Show, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
COLAB Show, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Lucky Strike Gallery, New York, NY
The Raw Edge, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Gracie Mansion at Inroads, Inroads Gallery, New York, NY
Street: Image Brawl (PADD), Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1983


David Wojnarowicz, Arts and Commerce Foundation, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz
, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz + Collaborations with Kiki Smith
, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY 
Exhibition in a Maze
, Public Illumination Gallery, New York, NY
Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY
Sounds in the Distance
, by David Wojnarowicz, adapted and directed by Allen Frame, Bill Rice’s Garden, New York, NY; BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY
Sex Show
, Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
Underdog
, East 7th Street Gallery, New York, NY
Fiction Diction Series
, Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY
The Terminal Show
, Brooklyn Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
Sofa/Painting
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Food for the Soup Kitchens
, Fashion Moda, Brooklyn, NY
From the Streets
, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Saints, Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Pulses
, with Keith Haring, John Fekner, Michael Smith and Jenny Holzer, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburg, PA
ABC No Rio Looks at Books
, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
Pier 34: A Photographic Interpretation
, El Pueblo Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Show
, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Acid Paintings
, in collaboration with Luis Frangella, Limbo Lounge, New York, NY
Fourteen Artists
, Limbo Lounge, New York, NY
The Wild West
, Piezo Electric, New York, NY
Prints and Drawings for Collectors
, curated by Bill Radaw, Cleveland Contemporary Art Center, Cleveland, OH
Speed Trials, White Columns
, New York, NY
Running ’83: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art
, International Running Center, New York, NY
Intoxication
, curated by Nicholas Moufarrege, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
Three-Part Variety
, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY
Ward Line Pier Project
, organized by Mike Bidlo and David Wojnarowicz, New York, NY

1984


David Wojnarowicz: Pinturas y esculturas, Centro de Arte y Comunicacion de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
David Wojnarowicz
, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz
, Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany 
David Wojnarowicz: Installation Room
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
East Village Artists
, curated by Margo Crutchfield, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Neo York
, curated by Phyllis Plous, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Modern Masks
, curated by Susan Lubowsky, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Acid Show
, curated by James Romberger, Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York, NY
Indigestion
, P.P.O.W, New York, NY
Fay Gold Gallery
, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Perspectives 1984
, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Benefit Party for “Between C & D” Magazine
, Night Gallery, New York, NY
Body Politic
, Tower Gallery, New York, NY
Fashion Moda Presents: Of the Street
, University of Colorado at Boulder Art Galleries, Boulder, CO
Windows on 15th Street
, Installation, New York, NY
The East Village Scene
, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
East Village Art in Berlin: Romance and Catastrophe
, Zellermeyer Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
New York New
, Corrado Levi Studio, Milan, Italy
North by Northwest,
curated by Steven L. Kaplan, Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY
Veto/Vote
, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
Visitors from the East Village
, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Narrative Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Desde New York: 37 Pintores del East Village
, Centro de Arte y Comunicacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina;  Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Pellegrini, Argentina
Sculpture Show
: Neue Skulpturen aus dem East Village, Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
EMBLEM
, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA
Situations, Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY
51X Gallery Installation
with Judy Rifka, Futura 2000 and Rich Collicchio, New Galleries of the Lower East Side, Artists’ Space, New York, NY
Best of the East Village
, American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
25,000 Sculptors from Across the U.S.A.
, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
, T. Greathouse Gallery, New York, NY
The New Portrait
, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Tenth Street and Avenue B: East Village Art Today
, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Harbor, CA
Fit to Be Tied
, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY
Painting and Sculpture Today, 1984
, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Too Young for Vietnam
, curated by Carlo McCormick and Thomas Solomon, White Columns, New York, NY
Limbo
, curated by Carlo McCormick, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Totem
, Charles Cowles Gallery, Bonnier Gallery and Germans van Eck, New York, NY
Eighth Annual Forgione Art Show
, Forgione Estate, Old Westbury, NY
Found Language: Recent Art Employing Quotation of Spoken or Written Language from Other Sources
, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
East Village
, Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Salon Show
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Gracie Mansion Presents
, Kamikaze, New York, NY
National and International Studio Program 1983-1984
, The Clocktower, New York, NY
Climbing: The East Village
, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY

1985


David Wojnarowicz: Painting and Sculpture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Messages to the Public: David Wojnarowicz
, organized by the Public Art Fund, Times Square Spectacolor Board, New York, NY 
You Killed Me First Installation #8
, collaboration with Richard Kern, Ground Zero, New York, NY
Sounds in the Distance
, play by David Wojnarowicz, directed by Allen Frame, Bill Rice Garden, New York, NY
New Painting, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Art in Anchorage 2, organized by Creative Time, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY
Anniottanta, Bologna, Italy; Imola, Italy; Ravenna, Itally; Rimini, Italy
#2 Smart Art Too, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY
Three Person Show, collaboration with Marion S. and Greer Lankton, T. Greathouse Gallery, New York, NY
Graffiti and East Village Artists, Librizzi Gallery, New York, NY
National and International Studio Program Exhibition, The Clocktower, New York, NY
East Village Sampler, Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington DC
Recommendations, ’85, Kamikaze, New York, NY
Red Tape Benefit Art Sale, Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York, NY
Village Fare: A Survey of Recent Trends in East Village Art, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Prints February 1985, Phoenix City Art Gallery, New York, NY
New York/New Art, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Cracked Mirror Show, Nada Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Palladium, New York, NY
57th Between A and D: Selected Artists from the East Village, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Investigations 15, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Getting Off, Civilian Warfare, New York, NY
A Brave New World: a New Generation: Forty New York Artists, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Benefit for the Kitchen: Exhibition and Sale, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
Out of the Ooo Cloud: Artists Salute the Return of Halley’s Comet, Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Synesthetics: Writers and Artists, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Group Show, Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
The Missing Children Show: Six Artists from the East Village on Main Street, Kentucky Lithograph Building, Louisville, KY
Hard Cold Facts, B-Side Gallery, New York, NY
Selections from Ed Cauduro’s Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
The Discovery of America, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, Rome, Italy
Watercolors, Steven Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Season’s Greetings, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
East Village, Greene Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
The East Village Scene, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1986


You Killed Me First, installation, Ground Zero, New York, NY
Cartier Foundation
, Paris, France
David Wojnarowicz, NY,
Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
An Exploration of the History of Collisions in Reverse
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
The All Natural Disaster Show
, organized by Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
The East Village, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Village Fare: A Survey of Recent Trends in East Village Art
, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
In the Tropics
, organized by Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Homage to Nicolas A. Moufarrege,
Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York, NY
Products and Promotion: Art, Advertising, and the American Dream
, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA
Toys Art Us
, organized by Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Accrochage
, Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Sur les murs
, Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Ultime
, Castello Di Volpaia, Italy
Four American Artists
, Stockholm Mobile, Stockholm, Sweden; Favle Museum of Contemporary Art, Sweden; Ornskoldsviks Museum of Contemporary Art, Sweden; Umean New Culture Center, Sweden; Boras Contemporary Art Center, Sweden
Fashion Moda Presents: Of the
Street, Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO
Walls: Glier, Rodriguez, Wojnarowicz
, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Illumination: The Art of Your Future
, Arte et Industrie, New York, NY
Potpourri
, Terra Artis Gallery, New York, NY
Eight Urban Painters
, Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
America
, Albert Totah Gallery, New York, NY
Fresh
, DiLaurenti Gallery, New York, NY
Annual Auction
, National Abortion Rights League Auction, New York, NY

1987


Mexican Diaries, Ground Zero Gallery, New York, NY
The Four Elements
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Art Against AIDS
, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Exposed and Enveloped, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
The Four Elements, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY
Floating Values, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Nausea, Aslyum Gallery, New York, NY
Thought Objects: Benefit Exhibition of Photographs for “Just Another Asshole” #7, Cash/Newhouse, New York, NY
Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Products and Promotion: Art, Advertising, and the American Dream, University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY
Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Redtape Magazine Benefit, E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York, NY

1988


David Wojnarowicz, Galeria Buades, Madrid, Spain
Unknown Secrets: Art and the Rosenberg Era
, University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder, CO; Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA; Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Gray Gallery, East Carolina State University, Greenville, NC; University Gallery, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; Johnson Center for the Arts Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
The Wolf at the Door, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
After Street Art, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL
ACT UP, White Columns, New York, NY
Billboards, Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Dislocations, curated by Don Hanson, New York, NY
Small Works, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY
Still Trauma, Milford Gallery, New York, NY

1989



In the Shadow of Forward Motion
, collaboration with Ben Neill, P·P·O·W, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY
ITSOFOMO
, 7th Annual Bang on a Can Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY
I Bienal De Pintura: Cultural Rioja
, Logrono, Spain
Golden Opportunity: Benefit Exhibit for the Resettlement of Salvadoran Refugees, Leo Castelli, New York, NY
Slaves, 30 Bond Street, New York, NY
Ulteriors, Lisa McDonald Gallery, New York, NY
Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing, curated by Nan Goldin, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
The Assembled Photograph, University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Departures: Photography 1924-89, Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, NY
Art about AIDS, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Art on Paper,1989, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
AIDS Timeline, curated by Group Material, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1990



In the Garden
, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame
, curated by Barry Blinderman, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; Exit Art, New York, NY, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Strategies in Photography
, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Indomitable Spirit, International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Life before Art: Images from the Age of AIDS, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
Images of Death in Contemporary Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Vollbild Tableaux du SIDA: Eine Kunstausstellung uber Leben und Sterben, Kulturzentrum Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland
Ubers Sofa – Auf Die Strasse!, Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
NATURE/nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Assembled, University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Joint Ventures, Artists Space, New York, NY
Emulsionally Involved: Ten Photographers Respond to AIDS, Images, Cincinnati, OH
Critical Realism, Perspektief, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
Inside the Beast, Charles Lucien Gallery, New York, NY
The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80’s, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
The Lazaretto: An Installation about the Current Status of the AIDS Crisis, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
AIDS Timeline (Hartford, 1990), curated by Group Material, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Queer: Out in Art, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
AIDS/SIDA, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
The New School Collects: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Kathleen Goncharov, Exhibition Center, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1991


In the Garden, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN   
The Figure in the Landscape
, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
From Desire…A Queer Diary, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Art of Advocacy, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Hands Off!, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Tableaux Du SIDA, Fondation Deutsch, Belmont-Sur-Lausanne, France
The Third Rail, curated by Karin Bravin, John Post Lee Gallery, New York, NY
Compassion and Protest: Recent Social and Political Art from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
American Narrative Painting and Sculpture: The 1980s, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
Cruciformed: Images of the Cross since 1980, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Vollbild Tableaux du SIDA: Eine Kunstausstellung uber Leben und Sterben, Fondation Deutsch, Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Social Sculpture, curated by Steven Harvey and Elyse Cheney, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
The Interrupted Life, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Outrageous Desire: The Politics and Aesthetics of Representation in Recent Works by Lesbian and Gay Artists, DAB Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Art of the 1980s: Selections from the Collection of Eli Broad Foundation, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Domenikos Theotokopoulos: A Dialogue, Philippe Briet Gallery, New York, NY
Fuel, curated by Jay Younger, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

1992


David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame, curated by Barry Blinderman, Temple Gallery and Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Order of Things: Toward A Politic of Still Life
, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Corporal Politics, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Expanding the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Empowering the Viewer: Art, Politics and Community; William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Scandal, Outrage and Censorship: Controversy in Modern Art, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY
More Than One Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions: Photography, New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Power of the City, the City of Power, Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY
The Invention of Childhood, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Gegendarstellung: Ethics and Aesthetics in Times of AIDS, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
Re-framing Cartoons, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Read My Lips: New York AIDS Polemics, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Fuel, curated by Jay Younger, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
The Realm of the Coin: Money in Contemporary Art, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Departures: Photography 1923-1990, organized by Independent Curators Incorporated, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, GA
From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS, organized by Independent Curators Incorporated, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown, PA; Musee d’art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada