SANFORD BIGGERS

Sanford Biggers’ works integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process, and an equally syncretic creative approach, he makes works or “vignettes” that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual.

 

Sanford Biggers was born (1970) and raised in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in New York. He was awarded the 2017 Rome Prize in Visual Arts. He has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2018), the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2016), the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2012) and the Brooklyn Museum (2011), among many others. His work has been shown in important institutional group exhibitions including the Menil Collection (2008) and the Tate Modern (2007), as well as recent exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2017) and the Barnes Foundation (2017). Biggers’ work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Everson Museum, Syracuse; the Bass Museum, Miami Beach; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; and the Legacy Museum, Montgomery, among many others. His work is also included in major international private and corporate collections such as UBS.  Sanford Biggers’ work has been the subject of nearly twenty museum group and solo exhibitions in 2019, including ICA Boston, Tufts University, Phillips Collection (D.C.), Stanford University, American Academy in Rome and numerous others. The artist will have a museum solo exhibition of his quilt-based artworks at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (April 7- September 6, 2020) Codeswitch. The exhibition is organized by Bronx Museum Chief Curator Sergio Bessa and Chief Curator of the Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans) Andrea Andersson.  The exhibition will travel and be accompanied by a publication.

Born in 1970 in Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION

 

1999
Masters in Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

 

1998
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 

1997
Maryland Institute of College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

1992
Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

 

1991
Syracuse University (Department of International Programs Abroad), Florence Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020
CODESWITCH, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY

 

2019
Sanford Biggers, Chazen Art Museum, Madison, WI
Quadri ed Angeli, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Sanford Biggers, Tufts University, Medford, MA
“Afro Pick” by Sanford Biggers, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

2018
Falk Visiting Artist: Sanford Biggers, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

2017
Selah, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

 

2016
Subjective Cosmology, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
NEW/NOW: Sanford Biggers, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Hither and Yon, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London, UK
Sanford Biggers: the pasts they brought with them, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
Sanford Biggers: Laocoön, University of Louisville Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY

 

2015
Sanford Biggers: Matter, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2014
Sanford Biggers: Shuffle & Shake, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
3 Dollars & 6 Dimes, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Danpatsu, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Vex, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Floating World, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY

 

2013
Codex, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Sugar, Pork, Bourbon, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

 

2012
Codex, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
The Cartographer’s Conundrum, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

 

2011
Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

 

2010
Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA

 

2009
Constellation (Stranger Fruit), Harvard OFA
Blossom. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Peculiar Institutions, Solvent Space. Richmond, VA

 

2008
Sanford Biggers, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007
Blossom, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

 

2006
Freedom and Other Seldom Travelled Roads, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Notions, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK

 

2005
The Afronomical Way, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY

 

2004
Sanford Biggers, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Both/And Not Either/Or, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

 

2002
Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Gallery, Budapest Hungary
Afro Temple, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Psychic Windows, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalog)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European
Modernist Canon, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

 

2019
The Academic Body, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Messengers: Artists as Witnesses, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
American African American, Phillips Collection, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
I am Hip to my Hop. I Know Why I Move (inaugural exhibition), Het HEM Museum, Amsterdam
Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, Strand, London
America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas
Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Figuring the Floral, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Unbroken Current, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
20 and Odd: The 400- Year Anniversary of 1619, Columbia University, New York, NY

 

2018
Black Value, Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Cinque Mostre, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, The Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL
Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
Surface/Depth, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
In terms of collage, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Milwaukee Sculpture, Milwaukee Sculpture Outdoor Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Open Spaces, Kansas City, MO
For Freedoms, 50 State Initiative,
Soundlines of Contemporary Art, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yerevan, Armenia
Moving Visuals, David C. Driskell Center Gallery, College Park, MD
Remember This, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Call & Response: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

 

2017
Talking Pictures: Camera Phone Conversations Between Artists, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
DRAW/Boston, MassArt, Boston, MA
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Uptown, The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
Maker, Maker, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Victory over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Detroit 67: Perspectives, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI
ProjectArt Presents: My Kid Could Do That, Kimpton Eventi Hotel, New York, NY
American African American, Phillips Auctioneers, London, UK
Innovators and Activists: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council of the Arts/NYFA FellowshipsTraveling Exhibition 2017-2020: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY; Alfred University, Alfred, NY; SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; SUNY Plattsburg, Plattsburg, NY; Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, Valhalla, NY

 

2016
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
The Nest, an exhibition of art and nature, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Hateful Things / Resilience, De Pree Art Center Hope College, Holland, MI
Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2015
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
SAIC 150th Anniversary Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Piece by Piece, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de La Habana, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Bring in the Reality, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY
Pilgrimage Dun Huang – First International City Sculpture Exhibition, Architectural Society of China, Dun Huang, China
POP Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Durham, NC
Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

 

2014
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Camera as Release, JP Morgan Chase Collection at Paris Photo, Paris, France
The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2013
Americana, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandrette Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Honey, I Rearranged the Collection, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

 

2012
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
a small world… (installation on view from the permanent collection), The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD
Contemporary Mandala: New Audiences, New Forms, Emory University Visual Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
US Embassy in Tokyo Exhibition for Ambassador John V. Roos, Tokyo, Japan

 

2011
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
15 x15, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Black Sound, White Cube, Kunstquariter Benthanien, Berlin, Germany.
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, NY
Infinite Mirror, Syracuse University Art Galleries (and traveling), Syracuse, NY
Sweetcake Enso, Village Zendo, New York, NY
2010 Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Reflection, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, NY
Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Progress Reports – Art in an Age of Diversity, Iniva, London, UK
Spirit Up! Event Notation and the Invocation of Spirit in Contemporary Art. CCS Bard, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY

 

2010
Searching for the Heart of Black Identity, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

 

2009
30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Americana, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Passages, Revisiting Histories: Sanford Biggers + Andrea Geyer & Simon J. Ortiz, Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
Intrinsic Trio: Biggers, Gilliam and Scott. Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Bedford NY
Jack Wolgin Competition Finalists, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Carnival Within, Uferhalle, Berlin, Germany
Hidden Cities, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

2008
Prospect 1: US Biennial. Old US Mint. New Orleans, LA
Nippon in Black, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Museum of Art. Aspen, CO
Into the Trees. Art Omi. Ghent, NY C
Shuffle. Schloss Solitude. Stuttgart, Germany

 

2007
Illuminations, curated by Lucy Askew and Ben Borthwick. Tate Modern, London, UK
3 Day Museum, Okinawa Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Performa 07; The Performance Art Biennial. New York, NY
Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, TX
For the Love of the Game, The Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. Hartford, CT
Black Light/White Noise. Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
Intelligent Design. Momenta, New York, NY
Urbanity. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

 

2006
New York, Interrupted. PKM Gallery, Beijing, China.
The Black Moving Cube: Black Figuration & The Moving Image, The Tate Britain, London, UK
Fountains. D’Amelio Terras. New York, NY
Twisted Roots. WPA/ Corcoran & DCAC. Washington, DC.
Everybody Dance, The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts
Art Rock, Rockerfeller Center, New York, NY
Black Alphabet, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

 

2005
D’Afrique d’Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY (traveling)
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

 

2004
Join Us (Calls of Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion), Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

 

2003
Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Kuti, The New Museum, New York, NY
Shuffling the Deck, Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
The Commodification of Buddhism, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 

2002
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

 

2001
One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Zoning, The Project, New York, NY
Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Altoid’s Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 

2000
Full Service, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

 

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Budick, Ariella. “Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk-An Introspective, Brooklyn Museum, New York”, Financial Times, October 20, 2011.
Adkins, Terry. “Sanford Biggers.” Bomb Magazine, Fall.
McGee, Celia. “First an Outcast, Then an Inspiration.” The New York Times, April 24, 2011.
Cash, Stephanie. “In the Studio: Sanford Biggers.” Art in America, March, 2011.
Sanders, Brandee. “Art Basel Miami: Black Artists Push Creative Boundaries.” The Root, December, 8, 2010
Jacobs, Ferenz. “Blanco es el nuevo negro” Lamono Magazine, November 3, 2010
Lesage, Dieter & Wudtke, Ina. “Black Sound White Cube.” Löcker Verlag, June 11, 2010
Goldberg, RoseLee. “Everywhere and All At Once: An Anthology of Writings on Performa 07.JRP|Ringier, April 24, 2010
Butter, Thomas. “Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Whitehot Magazine, April 2010
Rife, Susan. “Greenfield Prize presented to NY artist.” Herald Tribune, April 16, 2010
Donelan, Charles. “Sanford Biggers’s Moon Medicine at Contemporary Arts Forum.” Santa Barbara Independent, March 18, 2010
Mills, Ted. “Biggers than Most – The ever-expanding world of Sanford Biggers.” Santa Barbara News Press, March 12, 2010
Garcia, Miki. “Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine.” Catalog by Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, March 3, 2010
Grudman, Uta, Volk, Gregory & Russ, Sabine. “Carnival Within: An Exhibition Made in America.” Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nurnber, February 28, 2010
Row, D.K. “Review” ‘Disquieted’ at the Portland Art Museum.” The Oregonian, February 22, 2010
Rife, Susan, L. “This year’s Greenfield Prize winner melds a variety of talents and thoughts.” Herald Tribune, January 24, 2010
“Best of Manhattan 09: Arts & Entertainment.” New York Press, October 14, 2009
Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: Three artists vie for prize.” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11, 2009
Miles, David. “The $150,000 Question.” Art Info, October 8, 2009
Green, Kate. “Future Anterior: an index to contemporary art’s imminent history.” Art Papers September/October, 2009
Bloemink, Barbara. “Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor.” The Huffington Post, August 12, 2009
Johnson, Barry. “Sanford Biggers: The Skittery Meaning of Trees.” The Oregonian, June 30, 2009
Bowie, Chas. “Review: Sanford Biggers at the Portland Art Museum.” (June 26)
Blackburn, Mary Walling. “Virtual Sketchbook: Sanford Biggers’s Conundrum.”, April 27, 2009
Jackson, Brian Keith. “Talking About A Revolution.” Giant Magazine, Apri 2009
Schwartz, Madeleine M. “Multifaceted Artist Biggers Dodges Simple Interpretations.” The Harvard Crimson April 10, 2009
Biggers, Sanford. “Artists on Artists: Rashid Johnson by Sanford Biggers.” BOMB Magazine, April 2009
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Civic Engagement.” Artforum, January 2009
Carlin, TJ. “Sanford Biggers.” Time Out New York (issue 695) January 22, 2009
“Southern Exposure.” The New York Times Magazine December 7, 2008
Klein, Paul. “Art Lifts New Orleans.” The Huffington Post, November 4, 2008
“Halloween Special: New Orleans, Prospect 1.” ArtFagCity.com, October 31, 2008
Yablonsky, Linda. “Blue Note.” Artforum online, November 10, 2008
Cotter, Holland. “Making Secular Art Out of Religious Imagery.” The New York Times, October 29, 2008
Jackson, Sharyn. “The Voting Booth Project.” Village Voice, October 2008
WNYC Culture. “NeoHooDoo, Broadway, the Oxygen Hog, and ‘Mary’.”ART.CULT, October 20, 2008
Duff, Stacey. “A New York Minute.” Time Out Beijing, February 2007
Oliver, Valerie Cassel. “Meditations of a B-Boy Buddhist.” International Review of African American Art (Volume 21, Number 3): 51-54.
Rabinowitz, Cay-Sophie. “Blossom.” Grand Arts Exhibition Catalog, October 2007
Taft, Catherine. “Sanford Biggers.” Modern Painters, February 2007
“Intelligent Design.” New Yorker, April 9, 2007
Artner, Allan. “Art of Peace: 88 Viewpoints on the Dalai Lama.” The Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2006
Kino, Carol. “Young Collector Stefan Levine: Gas Man.” Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2006
Knight, Christopher. “‘Jocko’ Represents a Cultural Battle.” Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2006
Larson, Kay. “Keeping the Faith.” ARTnews (February): 98-100.
Newman, Andrew Adam. “Directions; The Golden Hour.” New York Times (Arts), March 12, 2006
Smith, Roberta. “Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups.” New York Times, July 28, 2006
O’Sullivan, Michael. “Richmond artists Rooted in Histories.” The Washington Post, December 1, 2006
Dawson, Jessica. “Street Culture Bursts Into the Gallery.” The Washington Post, July 21, 2005
Bowles, John. “Sanford Biggers at the Contemporary Arts Center.” Art in America, January 2, 2005
Jackson, Brian Keith. “Show and Tell: Sanford Biggers.” New York Magazine, June 2005
Bauer, Marilyn. “Cultural Fusion.” The Cincinnati Enquirer May 2004
Estes, Sarah. “Critics Pick: Both And Not Either Or.” The City Paper, October 27, 2004
Glueck, Grace. “From Four Milleniums of Jewish Cultural Life.” New York Times, June 27, 2003
Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Forgeries Are The Real Thing In This Exhibition.”New York Times, April 13, 2003
Golonu, Berin. “Psychic Windows.” Sculpture (review) January/February, 2003
Greco, Stephen & Zita, Carmen. “State of the Art: In Sight.” Trace (issue #36)
Smith, Roberta. “A Cornucopia of Cultural Exchange, Beginning With A Martial Arts Hero.” New York Times(Arts), November 28, 2003
Dailey, Meghan. “Family – The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.” ArtForum, October 2002
Donohue, Piper. “Boogie Down” Honey.”, January 2002
Erhardt, Miklos. “Fesusfono es Poteau- Mitan.” Balkon, October 2002
Girst, Thomas. “Ennui im Whitney.” die tageszeitung, March 2002
Gopnik, Blake. “As American as Jumbalaya” Washington Post (Art). March 7, 2002
Griffin, Tim. “Bi American – The Whitney Biennial opens its doors.” Time Out New York, March 14-21, 2002
Grunitzky, Claude. “Meister Aller Klassen.” GQ International, September, 2002.
Jones, Amelia. “The Post Black Bomb.” Tema Celeste, March/April 2002
Knight, Christopher. “Art Review.” Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2002
Matusow, Cathy. “Buddhism and B-Boys?” Houston Press, November 21, 2002
Nickas, Bob. “Multiple Voice.” ArtForum, May, 2002
Patton, Phil. “Artists on the Verge.” Mercury Owner Magazine, Spring 2002
Plagens, Peter. “This Man Will Decide What Art Is.” Newsweek, March 4, 2002
Rauterberg, Von Hanno. “Danke, Herr, fur Video.” Feuilleton (kunst).
Robinson, Knox “The Show.” Fader (Winter): 48.
Stevens, Mark. “Irony Lives.” New York Magazine, March 2002
Teicholz, Nina. “Private View: Lawrence Rinder.” Art & Auction, March 2002
Budick, Ariella. “Post- Black and White.” Newsday, June 2001
Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “Culture and Memory.” NKA (Review), Spring/Summer 2001
Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show Starts with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn.” New York Times (Review: Arts), May 11, 2001
Croal, Mashaka. “Freestylin’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem by Aida.”Africana.com, June 26, 2001
Dewan, Sheila K. “Twin Peaks Makes A Vertical World Their Own.” New York Times(Metro), February 27, 2001
Erikson, Emily. “Color Coded.” ArtForum (Preview) May, 2001.
Fowler Gabe. “Gang of Four.” New Art Examiner, November/December 2001.
Gioni, Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up.” Flash Art, July-September 2001
Girst, Thomas. “Power Enormous: The Art of Sanford Biggers” NY Arts, April 2001
Girst, Thomas. “Breakdance auf Leinwand.” die tageszeitung (kultur), March, 16
Griffin, Tim. “Race Matters.” Time Out New York (Art),May 24, 2001
Saltz, Jerry. “Post Black.” Village Voice (Art), May 22, 2001
Stevens, Mark. “The Studio Museum in Harlem “Freestyle”: More About Art than About Race.” New York Magazine (Art), May 21, 2001
Viveros- Faune, Christian. “Freestyle.” New York Press (Editorial) (June)
Wilcox, Lauren. “Transformation and Tradition: Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Tout-Fait (Duchamp Studies On-line Journal)
“Making the Case fir the ‘Post Black’ School of Art.” LA Times, September 29, 2001
The New Masters.” Vibe (Gallery), May 2001
“Freestyle” at Studio Museum.” Artnet.com (news), April 13, 2001Berwick, Carly. “Power Spins” ARTnews (On the Edge). November 2000
Cotter Holland. “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus.” New York Times (Review: Arts), August 18, 2000
Cotter, Holland. “A Condensed International Melange.” New York Times, (Weekend – Arts & Leisure) May 6, 2000
Jackson, Brian Keith. “Dharma on the Dancefloor.” Paper Magazine (Arts).September 2000
Sirmans Franklin. “Artistically Speaking.” Soul Purpose.com, September 22, 2000
Sirmans, Franklin. “From the Studio: Artists in Residence 2000.” Time Out New York (Arts), August 3-10, 2000
“Hanne Tierney, Marian Griffiths and Five Myles.” NY Arts Magazine, April 2000

 

SELECTED AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

 

2019
Hall of Fame Inductee, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Juror, AXA Caitlin Art Prize, Chicago, IL

 

2018
Art Award Winner, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY

 

2017
Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Spring Art Auction Honoree, ArtBridge, New York, NY
Art For Life Featured Artist, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, New York, NY

 

2016
Fellow, TED2016, Vancouver, BC
NEA Award, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Cool Culture UnGala Honoree, Phillips Auction House, New York, NY
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

2015
Board of Governors, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany
Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, The American Academy, Berlin, Germany
The Joyce Foundation Award, Chicago, IL

2014
Columbia University’s Office of the Provost’s Junior Faculty Grant, New York, NY
New York City’s Art Teachers Association’s Artist-of-the-Year, New York, NY
Georgia Tech Ferst Center of the Arts Africa, Atlanta 2014 STEAM Residency, Atlanta, GA
JWT’s Differenter Committee’s Innovators of Change Award, New York, NY

2013
Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park & Residency, Verbier, Switzerland
Residency at Georgia Institute of Technology for Africa, Atlanta, GA
BET ICON MANN 28 Men of Change Award

 

2010
Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

 

2009
Harvard University Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
Harvard University’s Office of Fine Arts’ Artist in Residence
Creative Time Travel Grant for Global Residency Project

 

2008
Creative Capital Foundation Grant

 

2007
New York Percent for the Arts Commission, New York, NY
Art Matters Grant, New York, NY

 

2005
AIR Laboratory. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Lambent Fellowship in the Arts TIDES Foundation grant, New York, NY
Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

 

2004
Pennies From Heaven/ New York Community Trust Grant

 

2003
ARCUS Project Residency, Moriya City, Japan

 

2002
Art In General/ Trafo Gallery Eastern European Exchange Residency Budapest, Hungary

 

2001
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, Long Island City, NY

 

2000
World Views Artist in Residence, World Trade Center, New York, NY
Eyebeam/ New York City Annenberg Challenge for Arts Education, New York, NY
Studio Museum in Harlem Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY
P.S. 1 Studio Residency, New York, NY

 

1999
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago James Nelson Raymond Fellowship
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Incentive Scholarship

 

1998
Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 

1996
Santa Fe Public Art Fund Grant, Los Angeles, CA

 

1990
Central Metals Sculpture Competition, second place, Atlanta, GA

 

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST, CRITIC and LECTURER

 

2019
Sanford Biggers in Conversation with Helen Molesworth, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Alchemy: Found Material in Contemporary African-American Art, The New Museum, New York, NY
Performance, Direct Current, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Performative Lecture, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
The Arts and Civic Engagement Forum, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO
Lecture, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Lecture, Brown University, Providence, RI
In Conversation: Yto Barrada and Sanford Biggers, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
Performative Lecture with Moon Medicin, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

 

2018
Lecture, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

2017
Master Class, National YoungArts Foundation, New York, NY
Conversation with Sanford Biggers, Moderated by Franklin Sirmans, Faena Rose, Miami Beach, FL
Brooklyn Talks: Bryan Stevenson with Sanford Biggers and Glenn Ligon, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

 

2016
Conversations with Greg Tate & Sanford Biggers, Hammer Museum UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015
Conversations & Salon Talks, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
Lecture, ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
Lecture, Black Portraiture{s} II Conference; Florence, Italy
Lecture, University at Austin, Austin TX
American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

2014
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
CoHosts, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
Art in Embassies, Delegation participant, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prompter for LaTableRonde Whitney Biennial  #3: On Art as Apparatus, Critical Practices Inc, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
AFROPUNK panel moderated by Greg Tate, Moogfest, Asheville, NC
Carrie Mae Weems: Live from the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
In Conversation Sanford Biggers and Saul Williams moderated by Rujeko Hockley presented by Columbia University School of the Arts and The Studio Museum, New York, NY
Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Advancing STEM Through Culturally Situated Arts Based Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

 

2013
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
EXPO CHICAGO, SAIC sponsored /Dialogues: Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and José Lerma in conversation with Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie, Chicago, IL
Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New York, NY
Sanford Biggers, Everard Findley & Marcus Samuelsson in conversation, moderated by Thelma Golden, Neuehouse, New York, NY
The Verbier 3-D Residency and Sculpture Park, Verbier, Switzerland
Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
Now Dig This! Symposium, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2012
International Sculpture Center Conference Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL
Comradely Objects: Art Against Reification Conference Speaker, The New School, New York, NY
James A. Porter Colloquium on African Art, Keynote Speaker, Howard University, Washington DC
AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Awards Ceremony Presenter, Asia Society, New York, NY
Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop Visiting Artist
Art Papers Lecture Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 

2011
Festival of the New Black Imagination with Wangechi Mutu and Greg Tate, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum Conversation with Mos Def and Marcus Samuelsson
Food Republic Panel with Marcus Samuelsson, Dylan Ratigan and Eddie Chai, New York, NY
Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY
Creative Time Global Residency Talk, New York, NY

 

2010
Visiting Faculty Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
MOMA, Conversations Among Friends: with Lorraine O’Grady & RoseLee Goldberg, New York, NY
Columbia University, Work in Progress: Conversation with Dr. Kellie Jones, New York, NY

 

2009
Revisiting Histories: A conversation between Sanford Biggers, Andrea Geyer and Simon & Simon J. Ortiz, Lambent Foundation, New York, NY, Curated by Niels von Tomme
Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Conversation with Dr. Steven Nelson and Helen Molesworth, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Cambridge, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
|Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
Gelman Lecturer. Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Pew Fellowships in the Arts Interdisciplinary Awards Panel

 

2008
SkowheganTALKS presents a dialog between artists Sanford Biggers and Paul Pfeiffer
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, New York, NY

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

J.P. Morgan Corporate Collection
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Walker Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Princeton University Art Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Portland Art Museum
Bronx Museum
Dayton Art Institute
Everson Museum of Art
Weatherspoon Art Museum
The Bass Art Museum

No burden as heavy
Lines of Fracture
In terms of collage
Sanford Biggers: Matter
David Castillo Gallery Pop-up
Amerika
Sanford Biggers: 3 Dollars & 6 Dimes
Metabolic Bodies
Dark Flow Lurking