BIOGRAPHY 

Born 1961 in Circleville, Ohio
Lives in New York

EDUCATION
1984
BFA, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
1985
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
1991
Fairly Recent Work, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago
1993
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
1994
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
1995
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Yard Sale, 1838 Wolcott Street, Chicago
1996
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
1997
D’Amelio Terras, New York
1998
Les Moules, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Pay For Your Pleasure (reprise), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1999
Product no. 2, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Invention, D’Amelio Terras, New York
2000
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Sic Transit Gloria, The Jewish Museum, New York
2001
Store A, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Sidewalk Sale, Store A, Brooklyn
Frank, Joe & Co., (with Frank Gehry), Kunstmuseum Herford, Germany
2002
Do It Yourself Dead On Arrival Pay For Your Pleasure (reprise), Insitute d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
2003
Pay For Your Pleasure (reprise), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Pay Dirt, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, England
Dirty, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Mieses to Pieces, Raum Aktuellerkunst Martin Janda, Vienna
2004
Pay Dirt, Museum d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2005
Entropy For Sale, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Thingsthatfall, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Massachusetts Wedding Bed, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam
2007
SOLONGSOLSOLONG, Institut d’Arte Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Passing Through, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2008
Creative Destruction, Traveling Salesman, Circular Economy, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
2009
Change of Season, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam
Red Flags, castillo/corrales, Paris
Diversification, Chez Valentin, Paris
2010
Vija Celmins, Joe Scanlan, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
2011
Three Works, Wallspace, New York
Möbel, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
2012
Object Lessons, Kunstmuseum aan Zee, Ostend
Truffle Finds Pig, Museum aan Zee, Ostend
2013
Abstract Labor, or: The Happy Butcher, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam
2015
Le Classisme, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
2016
Veritablement, ARCO, Madrid
2017
L’oeil Vigilant, Hauser & Wirth Bookshop and Roth Bar, New York
2018
New Tricks, New Schemes, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Collectief (with Koenraad deDobbeleer), performance lecture, University of Ghent, Belgium

FICTIONS

Store A 1999–2004
1999
Store A [Sidewalk Sale], Brooklyn
2001
Store A, D’Amelio Terras, New York
2002
Store A [Win/Win], Octopus, Bruges
2003
Store A, [Fake Accents], Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Store A [Mies to Pieces], Raum Aktuellerkunst Martin Janda, Vienna
2004
Store A, [Buy American], Chez Valentin, Paris
2005
Store A, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Donelle Woolford 2004–2016
2007
Donelle Woolford: A Narrative,
Chez Valentin, Paris
Donelle Woolford: Present Future, Artissima, Torino, Italy
2008
Donelle Woolford, Wallspace, New York
Donelle Woolford: Performative, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam
2009
Donelle Woolford: Return, Wallspace, New York
Donelle Woolford: Dan Graham Withdrawal Syndrome, The Suburban, Chicago
Donelle Woolford: Slide Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Donelle Woolford: Dan Graham Withdrawal Syndrome, Wallspace, New York
Donelle Woolford: Long Crosses, Wallspace, New York
Donelle Woolford: Déjà Vu, The Suburban, Chicago
2010
Donelle Woolford: Performer/Performer/Audience/Mirror, Cedar Lake, New York
Donelle Woolford: Performer/Performer/Audience/Mirror, Visual Arts Program, Princeton University
2011
Donelle Woolford: Piaget, White Flag Projects, St. Louis
Donelle Woolford: Dan Graham Withdrawal Syndrome, Cooper Union, New York
Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Jokes, PRELUDE 11, CUNY Grad Center, New York
Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Jokes, “Marcel Duchamp and The Copy in Contemporary Art” conference, Yale
University Art Museum, New Haven
2012
Donelle Woolford: Malevolence, Chez Valentin, Paris
Donelle Woolford: Malevolence, Air de Paris, Paris
Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Jokes, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Last Stand, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2014
Donelle Woolford: Dick Jokes, Wallspace, New York
Donelle Woolford: Performer/Performer/Audience/Mirror, Tanzquartier, Vienna
Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Last Stand, national tour as part of the Whitney Biennial. January: The GPSCY, New Haven; February: The Los
Angles Art Book Fair, Los Angeles; Mandrake, Los Angeles; Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Solespace, Oakland; MOCAD, Detroit; Dorchester
Projects, Chicago; March: JACK, Brooklyn; April: The Kitchen, New York; May: Midway Contmporary Art, Minneapolis; Duffy’s Tavern,
Lincoln; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Contemporary Art Center, Peoria
2015
Donelle Woolford: Visiting Artist Lecture, DOVA, The University of Chicago
2016
Donelle Woolford: Veritablement, ARCO, Madrid

Broodthaers Society of America 2013–ongoing
2013
Founding, Broodthaers Society of America, New York
2015
Open House,Broodthaers Society of America, New York
Reading Room, Broodthaers Society of America, New York
2016
Facsimile Open House, Broodthaers Society of America, New York
Reading Group, Broodthaers Society of America, New York
MBnb, Broodthaers Society of America, New York
2017
Fiction, Trust & Surveillance, Hauser & Wirth Bookshop and Roth Bar, New York
2018
Avant-Poste, HAB, Frac Pays de la Loire, Nantes
Décor, Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
The New MBnb, Open House, New York
MBnb: Marley Freeman, Speechless, Broodthaers Society of America, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1988
Detail in the Cottage, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
1990
get well soon, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago
Beneath the Skin, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
1991
Casual Ceremony, White Columns, New York
Comfort, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Körper und Körper, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Improvements ? on the Ordinary, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
The Anonymous Museum, Chicago
1992
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
I, Myself and Others, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
1993
Oppositions and Sister Squares, Wiener Secession, Vienna
From the Hand to the Head, the Theoretical Object, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Locminé, France
Twelve Artworks in Space, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Locminé, France
1994
Gaylen Gerber and Joe Scanlan, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
The Ecstasy of Limitations, Gallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Guys Who Sew, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California
Amenities, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Optimism, Hirsch Farm Foundation, Hillsboro, Wisconsin
1995
Aperto, Le Nouveau Musée, Institute d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Cosmos, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
1996
Art in Chicago: 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1997
Niemansland, Museum Haus Esters and Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Spaces Between, D’Amelio Terras, New York
1998
12th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Australia
EV+A, Limerick Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Reality Bites: Approaches to Representation in American Sculpture, The Culural Center, Chicago
1999
Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario
2000
Deja Vu, Miami Art 2000
Worthless (Invaluable), Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Against Design, Institute of Comtemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Palm Beach Contemporary Art
Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
C2C, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Art On Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
2001
Making the Making, Apex Art, New York
Promises, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2002
Multiple Objets de Désir, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
No Ghost, Just a Shell, Kunstalle Zürich, Zürich; traveling to Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge,
England
Ideas for Living, de Inkijk, Rotterdam
Octopus, Bruges, Belgium
DIY, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
Transform the World, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
In Arcadia et Ego, FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpelier
2003
About We, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland
Histoires Contemporaines, Institut d’art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Convertible, CCC, Tours, France
Collection De La Cruz, Miami
2004
BUY AMERICAN, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Better Living, Mercer Union, Toronto
I Am The Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, P.S. 1, Queens, New York
Work Surfaces, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
2005
BMW, The IX Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Invisible Hands and the Common Good, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles
Spring/Summer, Program, London
Withdrawal (curated), Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Carte Blanche, agnès B., Paris
2006
Celebration Park,
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Wat is/wat zou kunnen, W139, Amsterdam
Intouchable, L’idéal Transparence, Villa Arson, Nice
Data Mining (curated), Wallspace, New York
Hyper Design, The Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai
Broken Lines, Printemps du Septembre, Toulouse
Tina B, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague
Cluster, Participant, Inc., New York
Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2007
Instantané, Le Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble
Le Palais des Etoiles, Dadadandy program of artworks, Selfridges, London
Still Life, The 8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Intocable: el ideal de la transparencia, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
2008
Double Agent, ICA, London
Can Art Do More?, ArtFocus 2009, Jerusalem
2009
About We, Tate Modern, London
The Malady of Writing: A project on text and speculative imagination, MACBA, Barcelona
Gagarin, The artists in their own words, S.M.A.K., Ghent
Passing Through: Cabinet Jurino by Potential Estate, Museum voor Schonen Kunsten, Antwerp
2010
The Way It Wasn’t: Celebrating Ten Years of castillo/corrales, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
2011
Avant Garde: Specters of the Nineties, Marres Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
2012
New Media, New Forms, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Umbrella Corner, Projekte SD, Barcelona
In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Drawing Center, New York
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Powerplant, Toronto
2013
Thingsthatfall, New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1 Museum, New York
2014
I Am Another World, Akademie der Bildende Kunste, Vienna
Petals on the Wind, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels
Thingsthatfall, New York Art Book Fair, P.S. 1 Museum, New York
2015
The * of Love [curated], Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
2017
Second Degree Reality: Harald Klingelhöller, Joe Scanlan, and others, “ Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
2018
Avant-Poste, HAB, Frac Pays de la Loire, Nantes
Décor, Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Klassenverhältnisse, Kunstverein in Hamburg

PUBLICATIONS on the ARTIST
1996    Joe Scanlan, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld: Kaiser Wilhelm Museum.
1999    Nesting Bookcase, The First Decade: 1989–1999, Brooklyn: Store A.
2003    Pay Dirt, Birmingham, England: Ikon Gallery.
2007    Passing Through, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf: K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
2012    Object Lessons, Ostend and New York: Museum aan Zee and Dexter Sinister.

PUBLICATIONS by the ARTIST
1999
“The Ballad of Ed Ruscha,” Parkett 55 (June): 60-5.
“DIY: A Scrapbook on Waste Management and Death,” Waste Management exh. cat., Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario: 46–47.
2001
Poststructuralism in Country and Western Music, Steve Canal Jones, ed., Brooklyn: Store A.
2002
DIY or How To Kill Yourself Anywhere in the World for Under $399, Ghent: Imschoot Uitgevers.
2003
“The Undertaker’s Art: A 4-part Television Series,” Pierre Huyghe exh. cat., Dijon: Le Consortium.
Sea View Lane, A Reader, Donelle Woolford, ed., Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Store A.
2004  “Artist’s Curate: DIY,” Artforum, (Feb.): 133–139.
“Pay Dirt: A Manifesto,” Newspaper no. 42, Galerie Jan Mot (May): 6-7.
Two Views, Herman Mellville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” and Joe Scanlan’s “The Window Stunt,” Brussels: Bartleby & Co.
The Final Unfettering, by Jay Chung, Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Store A.
2005
“Instruction,” Do It, Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, ed., (Revolver: Frankfurt am Main): 318–19.
“Traffic Control,” Artforum (Summer): 123.
“Joe Scanlan on Walead Beshty,” Artforum (Jan.): 145–6
“Art and Labor: Some Introductory Ideas,” with Jessica Stockholder, Art Journal (Winter): 50–51.
2006
“Introducing Donelle Woolford,” Parabol 2 (Vienna: Parabol Magazine): 35–38.
2007
Circular Economy, Gabriel Greenberg, Sean Herman, et al., dvd with soundtrack, Wellfleet, Massachusetts: thingsthatfall.
“Please, Eat the Daisies,” Design as Art, Alex Coles, ed., Cambridge: The MIT Press.
2008
“Modest Proposals,” Artforum (April): 312–319.
Dear Oxnard, by Jacob Rhodes, fanzine, New York: Thingsthatfall.
People in Trade, AA Bronson, Marcel Broodthaers, et al., New York: thingsthatfall. http://www.thingsthatfall.com/commercebooks/PIT.php
2009
Red Flags, Paris: Paraguay Press.
“Giving Credit Where Credit is Due,” Sol LeWitt: 100 Views, North Adams, Massachusetts and New Haven: MassMoCA and Yale University
Press, 2009.
“23 Thoughts About Dirt,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: State of the Art:Contemporary Sculpture, New Haven: Yale University Art
Gallery, 2009: 106–109.
“Working diagram for an exhibition on the theme of wandering,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: State of the Art: Contemporary
Sculpture
, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009: 110–111.
“Comerciantes—o, Olvidemonos de Warhol,” in Conceptualismo y Economia, Sophia Hernandez Chong Cuy, ed., Bogota: 15–18.
“The Brutal Truth,” frieze (April): 28.29.
“Democracy Cutie,” Aprior (Brussels: Aprior): 335.
“Small Wonder: Vija Celmins,” Newspaper 98–99, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (October): 3.
2010
“Fair Use: Tino Sehgal,” Artforum (May): 220–221.
“The Uses of Disorder: Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Artforum (February): 162–169, 226.
“Post Post-Studio,” in The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists, Mary Jane Jacob
and Michelle Grabner, eds, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press: 152–53.
2012
Object Lessons, Ostend and New York: Museum aan Zee and Dexter Sinister.
Dick Jokes: Donelle Woolford, New York: McNally Jackson and Commerce Books.
2013
Sturtevant: False Warhols, New York: Commerce Media.
Poststructuralism In Country & Western Music: Expanded Edition, New York: Commerce Books.
2014
Dick Jokes, Extended Edition: Donelle Woolford, New York: Commerce Media.
1907, A Cookbook: Donelle Woolford, Marakech Biennial
2015
Le Classisme, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
2017
“No Sabor” [Not Knowing], Es El Arte un Misterio o un Ministerio?, Buenos Aires: Siglio
Veintiuno / Universidad Torcuato di Tella.
2018
Paragraphs on Deceptual Art, Vienna: Galerie Martin Janda.
Classism: An Introduction, Hamburg: Kunstverein in Hamburg