• Class Relations: Phantoms of Perception (2018)

    Organized by Bettina Steinbrügge at the Kunstverein in Hamburg with Monica Bonvicini, Los Carpinteros and others

  • New Tricks, New Schemes (2018)

    Scanlan's fifth solo show at Martin Janda

  • Décor | Avant-poste (2018)

    Two exhibitions inspired by Marcel Broodthaers' concept of "décor," curated from the collection of the FRAC des Pays de la Loire

  • Indoor Outposts (2016)

    Solitary confinement, "roughing it," and imaginary time-space travel are common literary themes

  • Veritablement (2016)

    A collaborative meditation on cultural appropriation and branding at ARCO, Madrid

  • Le Classisme (2015)

    A text originally published by the artist in 2909 translated into a full-blown museum installation, replete with Richard Prince standees.

  • Dick’s Last Stand (2014)

    Complete performance transcript and commentary for Dick's Last Stand, Donelle Woolford's contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

  • Abstract Labor, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam (2013)

    An exhibition not unlike a baker of pies whose apples are still ripening on the trees.

  • Mu.Zee, part I: Object Lesson (2012)

    Part I of a two-part exhibition and ongoing project at the Museum aan Zee in Ostend, Belgium

  • Möbel (2011)

    When pictures become furniture, there is a direct historical reference to the development of pictures as moving objects.

  • Three Works (2011)

    An exhibition in which Joe Scanlan exhibited seven works, maybe more.

  • Democracy Judy (2010)

    Sometimes a ballad works on levels other than the literal subject of its lyrics.

  • AA Bronson * Healer (2010)

    A brilliant interview by Steve Lafreniere commissioned for Commerce 10, People in Trade.

  • Sol LeWitt: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (2010)

    First published in the Sol LeWitt 100 Views, published by Mass MoCA and Yale University Press, 2009.

  • Diversification (2009)

    Although seldom invoked in the art world, Diversification is corollary to much that transpires between artists, critics, galleries, and museums.

  • 23 Thoughts About Dirt (2009)

    Some thoughts commissioned by the Bulletin of the Yale University Art Gallery for a special issue on sculpture.

  • 8 Questions in 4 Parts (2008)

    A performance lecture by Donelle Woolford (moderated by Claire Bishop and Mark Sladen) as part of the Double Agent exhibition at the ICA London.

  • Hirsch Perlman, Kunstler (2008)

    A talk by the artist as part of a two-day conference on Art & Labor at Yale University, published in Commerce 10, People in Trade.

  • The Process of Creative Destruction in Action (2008)

    Images of Joe Scanlan's third solo show at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna.

  • Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007)

    A rejected proposal.

  • Thingsthatfall Pavilion (2007)

    An installation that unfolded over the course of eighteen months on the top floor of the K21.

  • Disorder: Various Local Stores (2007)

    A breakdown of pop-up stores and other commercial interventions on the European continent, 2002 - 2005.

  • Entropy For Sale (2005)

    A great shift is occurring in the American psyche.

  • Massachusetts Wedding Bed (2004)

    A celebration of the role that craftsmanship, love, and local commerce can play in changing the hearts and minds of the people of the United States.

  • Ship of Fools (2004)

    A sculpture made during the re-election of president George W Bush, with Dick Cheney et al in tow.

  • Ikon Earth (2003)

    Dirt, and lots of it, nicely packaged and sold for £8.

  • Lament for the Makers (2001)

    A version of William Dunbar’s infamous ode to his predecessors, updated to be an elegy for twentieth century architects and designers instead.

  • The Ballad of Ed Ruscha (1999)

    What to say about Ed Ruscha.