Born 1975, Seattle, Washington
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Education
2002–2003 Program/Cooper Union School of Architecture,
Architecture/Urban Studies Program, New York, USA
2001–2003 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent
Study Program, Studio Program, New York, USA
1995–1999 Cooper Union for the Advancement of
Science and Art, New York, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Water Language, Oscar Tuazon, Shanai Matteson, Cibrian Gallery, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

2021
L'École de l'eau
, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
PEOPLE, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA

2019
BONFIRE, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Oscar Hansen, Standard Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Fire Worship, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Collaborator, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, USA
Water School, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University,East Lansing, USA

2018
FIRE, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Luhring Augustine, New York, USA

2017
Building Fire, Radio Athènes, Athens, Greece
Une Colonne d’eau, Place Vendôme, Paris, France
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany
Gardar Eide Einarsson and Oscar Tuazon, Maureen Paley, London, UK
See Through, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2016
Zome Alloy, Messeplatz Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
General Contractor, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Shelters, Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Pubic Space (with Ariana Reines), Modern Art, London, UK
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2015
T-Space, Steven Holl exhibition space, Duchess county, New York, USA
Breake the Glass, Kastro, Antiparos, Greece
This won’t take long, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, USA
Consortium Dijon, Dijon, France

2014
Sensory Spaces 1, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Germany
Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Alone in an Empty Room, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Home, Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2013
Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
dépendance, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Karl Holmqvist – Oscar Tuazon, La Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Manual Labor, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
We’re Just In It For The Money, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Manual Labor, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2011
Die, The Power Station (Aldon Pinnell), Dallas, USA
Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
America is my Woman, Maccarone, New York, USA
A Palazzo, Brescia, Italy

2010
Sex Booze Weed Speed (with Garder Eide Einarsson), Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sex, Jonathan Viner, London, UK
My Mistake, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Oscar Tuazon, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
My Flesh to Your Bare Bones (with Vito Acconci), Maccarone, New York, USA
One of My Best Comes, Parc St Leger – Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

2009
Against Nature, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Bend It Till It Breaks, Centre internationale d’art et du paysage Ile de la Vassivière, France
F.T.W., dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
That’s Not Made For That, David Roberts Foundation, London, UK
Ass To Mouth, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Untitled (Leave Me Be), Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Another Nameless Venture Gone Wrong, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway

2008
A Vow of Poverty, Maccarone, New York, UK
Kodiak (with Eli Hansen), Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Dirty Work, Jonathan Viner / Fortescue Avenue, London, UK
This World’s Just Not Real To Me (with Eli Hansen), Howard House, Seattle, USA

2007
Where I Lived And What I Lived For, Module, Palais the Tokyo, Paris, France
I’d Rather Be Gone, Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
Oscar Tuazon / Mike Freeman, Castillo / Corrales Gallery, Paris, France
Voluntary Non vulnerable (with Eli Hansen), Bodgers and Kludgers, Vancouver, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2022
Variations pour souterrains - Sors de ta réserve #3, Les Réserves, Romainville, France
Je suis la chaise, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Radiator, 019, Ghent, Belgium
Building and Dreaming, BY ART MATTERS, Hangzhou, China

2021
Domaine du Muy – Parc de sculptures, Le Muy, France
34TH BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO: Though it's dark, still I sing, São Paulo, Brazil

2019
In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2020, Chicago, USA
Lost Without Your Rhythm, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Sperm Cult, LAYART, Los Angeles, USA
Rumeurs & Légendes: un nouveau parcours dans les collections du musée,
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

2018
Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, & Michael Williams, The Brant Foundation Library, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Collection on Display: Oscar Tuazon, Banks Violette, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Odradek, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Jay Defoe – The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2017
Indian Water, Ca’ Bembo, Venice, Italy
The Queen Falls, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
The Transported Man, Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967-2017, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
Wormwood, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

2016
PLATFORM 15: Oscar Tuazon, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, USA
Exquisite Corpse, Galerie Chantal Crousel at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Works on paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK
Opposite the Other Side, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sculptures Also Die, Firenze, Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence, Italy
Courtyard exhibition, Maccarone, Los Angeles, USA
Un Pont, Public dedication of Memorial, Commandos d’Afrique, Belfort, France
Andy Warhol sul comò, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Switzerland

2014
Living in the Material World, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
Living in the Material World, Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck, Austria
The Motorman, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Hawker, dépendence at Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK
Alone In An Empty Room, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Second Autumn, Art Stations gallery, Poznan, Poland
Chez Perv, team (gallery inc.), New York, USA

2013
Hello Goodbye Thank You, Again, And Again, And Again, Castillo/Corrales, Paris – cur. by Anthony Huberman
Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York, USA
STANDARD (OSLO): “Sea Salt and Cross Passes”, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Standard Escape Routes, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
The Glass Show, Jonathan Viner, London, UK
From Triple X To Birdsong (In Search Of The Schizophrenic Quotient), Gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA – cur. by MarcOlivier Wahler

2012
dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Minimal Myth, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands – cur. by Francesco Stocchi
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

2011
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
The Language of Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
The Art of Narration Changes with Time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy – cur. by Bice Curiger
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part 1, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Tableaux, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
THE WAY IT WASN’T, Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
After Images, Musée Juif de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium – cur. by Fionn Meade
Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Fragments Americana, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium – cur. by Hedi Slimane)
Dystopia, CAPC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Art In The City, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Under Construction, SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
Light In Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
Poste Restante, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada – cur. by Eric Fredericksen
You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris, France

2010
Displaced Fractures – Über die Bruchlinien in Architekturen und ihren Körpern, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
The Way It Wasn’t (Celebrating Ten Years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo & Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Art Public (with Balice Hertling/Standard (Oslo), Art41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Rehabilitation, WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Perpetual Battles, Baibakov Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
When Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
A Basic Human Impulse, GC.AC, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy
Mutinity Seemed a Probability, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Box With The Sound Of Its Own Making, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales…, castillo/corrales, Paris, France
Les Sculptures Meurent Aussi, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France
Infinite Fold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2009
Evento, Bordeaux, France
Insiders: praqtiques, usage, savoir-faire, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
Prix Ricard, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France
Display With Sound, IPS, Birmingham, UK
LMCC Sculpture Park, New York, USA
Free As Air And Water, Cooper Union Houghton Gallery, New York, USA
Wood, Maccarone, New York, USA
Gennariello, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
I was a Stranger, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Mirrors, MARCO, Vigo, Spain – cur. by Gyonata Bonvicini
Of Vagrant Dwellers in the Houseless Woods, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada – cur. by Eric Fredericksen
Utopie et Quotidiennete, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Sauvagerie Domestique, Galerie Eduard-Manet, Genevilliers, France
Use It For What It’s Used For (with Eli Hansen), Temporary Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council, New York, USA
L’image Cabrée, 11? Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Hello Goodbye Thank You, Again, castillo/corrales, Paris, France

2008
Alex Hubbard and Oscar Tuazon, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, USA
September Show, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect, Sculpture Center, Long Island, USA
Sommerakademie, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, Switzerland
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
Transformational Grammar, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Sack of Bones (Los Angeles), Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Group show, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Reed College, Portland, USA
Rendez-Vous Nowhere, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
The Station, Miami, USA – cur. by Shamim Momin
Suddenly : Where We Live Now, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, USA

2007
A Town (Not a City), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Exposition N°1, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Documenta 12 Magazine Projects, under the auspices of Metronome, Kassel, Germany

2006
The Elementary Particles (The Paperback Edition), Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
Minotaur Blood, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London, UK
Down By Law, The Wrong Gallery, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
An Open Operation, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
for Death, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
The Culture of Fear, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
Metronome no. 10, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA
Living Underground, Siuslaw National Forest, USA

2005
Secret Room, Kanazawa, Japan
Baroque Geode, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, USA
Bridges, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

2004
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York, USA
Xtreme Houses, Lothringer13, Munich and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Adaptations, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Our Mirror, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Temporary Services, Chicago, USA
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Princeton School of Architecture, Princeton, USA
The Subsidized Landscape, The Center for Architecture, New York, USA
Sprawl, Hudson Clearing, New York, USA
Adaptations, with Richard Fischbeck, Apex Art, New York, USA

2003
Wight Biennial, with Richard Fischbeck, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
24/7, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, USA
Deathtime, 27 Canal, New York, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, with Bea Schlingelhoff, New York, USA
Totally Motivated, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Kunstverein Munich, Germany
Between the Lines, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Apex Art, New York, USA
City Without a Ghetto, Artists Space, New York, USA
Inscribing the Temporal, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

2002
STRIKE, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Coming Soon, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, USA
Museum of the White Man, New York and Suquamish, USA

2001
Programmable City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
Landlords Instant Cash!, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Building Codes, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, USA

Selected Public Collections

Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Giuliani Foundation, Rome, Italy
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Saatchi Gallery Collection, London, UK
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Silvie Fleming Collection, London, UK
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK