1956

born in in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts



1984
Since 2002

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
New England College
Oxford University, DPhil
Professor of Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Lives and works in Chicago

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 

2017

Air de Paris, Paris
Serpentine Pavilion, Blueberry Surprise, Park Nights 2017, London
Galería Gracía, Reiteractión, Madrid

2016

 

Marian Goodman Gallery, The Gregory Battcock Archive, London
Kunstverein Hamburg, The Gregory Battcock Archive, Hamburg
Galerie Francesca Pia, Even If You Can’t Hear, Zurich

2015

Grazer Kunstverein, Members Library, The Gregory Battcock Archive, Graz

2014

Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective. A collaboration with Joseph Grigely, Glen Ellyn

2013

Alderman Exhibitions, Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel: Inside the Outside, Chicago

2012

Air de Paris, Remains, Paris

2010

P.S.1, The Architectural Association at the New York Art Book Fair,The Information Economy, New York

2009

Rowley Kennerk Gallery, The Gregory Battcock Archive, Chicago
Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Paradise (32), Dublin
Sara Meltzer Gallery, Songs Without Words, New York

2008

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore
Saratoga Springs College / Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joseph Grigely: St. Cecilia, Saratoga Springs/Chicago

2007

Baltimore Contemporary Museum, traveling to Orange County Museum of Art, St. Cecilia, Baltimore/Orange County, CA

2006

Cohan and Leslie, Different Things about the same Thing, New York

2005

Nadine Gandy Gallery, Remembering is a Difficult Job, But Somebody Has to Do It, Prague
Air de Paris, It's Everywhere, Paris

2004

Bluberry Surprise,The Suburban, Chicago
Nadine Gandy Gallery, Remembering is a difficult job, but somebody has to do it, Prague
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ten Years of Conversations, San Fancisco

2003

Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Blueberry Surprise, Tokyo
Cohan Leslie and Browne, Vox Populi, New York
Galerie Francesca Pia, Comes from Living in Jersey, Bern
fa projects, Lost in Jersey City (collaboration with Ellen Cantor), London

2002

Air de Paris, Paris
Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York
Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington

2001

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona
Nadine Gandy Gallery, Prague

2000

Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York
Index, Stockholm
Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo

1999

Galerie Air de Paris, Fireside Talk, Paris
Wadsworth Atheneum, The Pleasure of Conversing, Hartford
Cranbrook Museum of Art, Publications and Publication Projects, 1994–1999, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1998

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Conversations and Portraits, Dublin
Galerie Francesca Pia, I am such a petite thing, Bern
The Barbican Center, Barbican Conversations (in collaboration with the Public Art Development Trust), London
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo
Center for Contemporary Art, Pretty Paper, Kitakyushu, Japan

1997

Air de Paris, Little Piglet, Paris
Revolution Gallery, Conversations, Detroit
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Does It Give Away the Story?, Berlin

1996

Anthony d’Offay Gallery, The Pleasure of Conversing, London
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Migrateurs, Paris
AC Project Room, Portraits, New York
FRAC Limousin, Conversations and Portraits, Limoges
MIT List Center for the Visual Arts, Ordinary Conversations, Cambridge, Mass

1995

AC Project Room, Figures of Speech, New York

1994

White Columns, Conversations with the Hearing, New York
Washington Project for the Arts, Body Signs: Deviance, Difference, and Eugenics, Washington

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2019

LUMA Westbau, It’s urgent+ - Part II, Zurich

2016

Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Language, Dresden

2015

FRAC Lorraine Metz, Metz / Fundación Marco Vigo, Spain / Sogn Og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Fjorde, Norway, The Translator’s Voice (La voix du traducteur)
FRAC Aquitaine, Les Belles Images: Les Dérivés de la Photographie, Agen
Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Un Regard Sur La Collection d’Agnès B., Villeneuve d’Ascq

2014

Sector 2337, The New (New) Corpse, Chicago
The Bluecoat, Dadafest: Art of the Lived Experiment, Liverpool
Mu ZEE, La Mer, Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet, Ostende, Belgium
MoMA, New York / The Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool, Please Come to the Show Invitations and Event Flyers from the MoMA Library
MacAninch Arts Center, Joseph Grigely, Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective, Chicago
Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial, New York
Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas Biennial, Dallas
FRAC Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Symphonie plastique, Paris
CEAAC, Rose, Strasbourg
Art Center of La Panacée, Art by Telephone Recalled, Montpellier
FRAC Aquitaine, Lumière Noire, Bordeaux

2013

Palais de Tokyo, Le principe Galapagos, Paris
Flag Art Foundation, Personal, Political, Mysterious, New York
FRAC Ile-de-France, Théâtre de la Colline, En quatre temps, trois mouvements, Paris
Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zurich
Air de Paris, Paginations and Machinations, Paris
Tensta Konsthall, Zak Kyes Working With ..., Stockholm
Swiss Architecture Museum, The Alphabet for the Land Workshop, Basel

2012

Vleeshal, When Joseph meets Nico and Jean-Baptiste, Middelburg
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, What can a body do?, Haverford
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Microarchives, Antwerp
Architectural Association, Zak Kyes Working With..., London, travelling to the Graham Foundation, Chicago
Flag Art Foundation, Funny, New York
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Gebärde Zeichen Kunst, Berlin

2011

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zak Kyes Working With..., Leipzig
Tate Liverpool, Alice im Wonderland, Liverpool
Centre Pompidou, ERRE, Metz
Stedelijk Museum, Highlights from the Maurice van Valen Gift, Amsterdam
ProArts, Medusa’s Mirror, Oakland
What it is, Nomadic Text, Oak Park
FRAC Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Nul si découvert / Void if removed, Paris
CAPC, Evento 2011, Bordeaux
Center for Book and Paper Arts / Columbia College, The World as Text, Chicago

2010

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Je mehr ich zeichne. Zeichnung als Weltentwurf, Siegen
Galerie Francesca Pia, Die Grosse Inventur, Zurich
Beurs van Berlage, Niet Normaal. What is normal and who decides?, Amsterdam
Galerie Francesca Pia, „per form“, Zurich
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art & Language, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The Tang Museum, The Jewel Thief, Skidmore College
The Artist’s Institute, Robert Filliou, New York
Villa Arson, Double Blind / Arretez d’essayer de me comprendre!, Nice

2009

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, FAX, Winnipeg
Le Quartier, Centre d’Art contemporain de Quimper, Wake up, please, Quimper
SMAK, GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words - The first Decade, Gent
PERFORMA, PERFORMA09, New York
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, Buffalo
e-flux, Unbuilt Roads, New York

2008

STUK, Pick-up (cur. Guillaume Désanges), Leuven
Galerie du jour Agnès b., Histoires de point d’ironie, Paris
CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Wizard of Oz , San Francisco
Musee des Beaux Arts, Collections, Permanent/Provisoire 2, Tourcoing

2007

Galerie Delphine Pastor, Airs de Paris, Monaco
CAPC, Ici et Là, Bordeaux
Henry Art Gallery, Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Works from the True Collection, Washington
Newlyn Art Gallery, Social Systems, Newlyn
Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Open & Shut, Chicago
St. Ives International, Tate St. Ives
Contemporary Arts Center, Talk to Me, Cincinnati
Museion, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, MAGIC LINE, Bozen

2006

Ella Fontanals Cisneros, Classification: Alternative Forms of Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Foundation, Miami
Western Front Exhibitions, Between Your Hand and My Head, Vancouver
Tulane University, Breathing Time, New Orleans
Château de Chareil-Cintrat, Les visiteurs, Chareil-Cintrat
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Romance, Lissabon
Museo del Territorio di Biella, Art in the Age of Anxiety, Biella
Institut Mathildenhöfe, Remembrance as Future, Darmstadt
Villa Arson, Glass, Nice
Hyde Park Art Center, Home of the Free (cur. Jens Hoffmann), Chicago
Nuit Blanche (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud), Paris

2005

Bancroft Museum, University of California, The Blind at the Museum, Berkeley
Cohan Leslie and Browne, Much madness is divinest sense, New York
Museum Moderner Kunst, Nach Rokytník: Die Sammlung der EVN, Vienna
Galerie Christophe Daviet-Thery, CCA Artist's Book Show, Paris
The Drawing Room, Sounds Like Drawing, London
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Romance, Lisbon
New Canvas 2005, Rotterdam
Van Abbemuseum, EindhovenIstanbul, Eindhoven
Chicago Cultural Center, Centrally Located, Chicago
Nadine Gandy Gallery, Clouding Europe, Bratislava
Numark Gallery, Found Sound, Washington DC
White Columns, The Early Show, New York

2004

Sculpture Center, Treble (cur. Regine Bashe), New York 
Espace Paul Ricard, Glassfab (org. Matali Crasset), Paris
Guggenheim Museum, Speaking with Hands: Photographs from the Buhl Collection, New York
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Point d'ironie, Ljubljana
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Why not live for Art?, Tokyo
Museo d'Arte Contempreanea di Villa Croce, Aménager la maison, Habiter le musée, Genova
Cohan Lesilie and Browne, Summer Show, New York
Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués/Contemporains, Lausanne
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Marie-Ange Guilleminot/Joseph Grigely/Teresita Fernández/Tomoko Maezawa/Toshinari Sato, Tokyo
Tri postal (Collection Frac Nord-Pas de Calais), Trafic d'influences: Art & Design, Lille
Kunsthaus München, Utopia Station, Munich
National Museum of Modern Art, Vollevox, Brussels
Public, Pick-up (cur. Guillaume Désanges), Paris
Revolution Gallery, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Detroit

2003

2003 Venice Biennial, Utopia Station (cur. Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija), Vennice
Hausler Galerie, Private and Public (org. Rainer Ganahl), Munich
Nadine Gandy Gallery, Glass fab, Prague
Volume, Reading : Material, New York
Casey Kaplan Gallery, Exhibitions of An Exhibition (cur. Jens Hoffmann), New York
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo
Neuva Film Festival (org. David Levine), Tokyo

2002

Kunstmuseum, Zeitmaschine, Bern
Haus der Kunst, Stories, Munich
Caldic Collection, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Imagine, you are standing here in front of me, Rotterdam
The Wright's Exhibition Space, Seattle
CCAC Wattis Institute, To Whom It May Concern (cur. Matthew Higgs), San Francisco
San Francisco Art Institute, Touch: Relational Aesthetics in the 1990s (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud), San Francisco
The Pond, Ideal Avalanche (cur. Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam), Chicago
Interactive online version on www.e-flux.com, Do It (home version) (cur. Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Revolution Gallery, Pas de Deux, Detroit
Anciennes Pompes Funèbres de la Ville de Paris, Plus qu’une Image (cur. Caroline Bourgeois), Paris
Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain-Alsace, le manuscrit trouvé dans une bouteille (cur. Hilde Teerlinck), Altkirch
Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Just What It Says, Chicago

2001

Centre Georges Pompidou, Azerty, Paris
Berlin Biennale, Berlin
IASPIS, exhibition2, Stockholm
Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
Fonds Régional d’art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Alchimie de la Rencontre, Reims
École Supérieure d’art de Perpignan, Language is a Virus, Perpignan
University of California Berkeley Art Museum (travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York), A Passion for Art, Berkeley/Chicago/New York
Parrish Museum of Art, About the Bayberry Bush, Southampton, New York
Institut d’Art Contemporain, Dévoler, Villeurbanne

2000

Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial, New York
Kunsthalle Fribourg, Contacts (cur. Nicholas Bourriaud), Fribourg          
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Voilà, Paris
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Some Secrets (cur. Dorothea Strauss), St. Gallen
Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain MAMCO, Le Jeu des 7 familles, Geneva
The Wellcome Institute and Kettle’s Yard, Noise: the Digital and the Discrete (cur. Adam Lowe), London/Cambridge
Kunstmuseum Bern, Eiszeit, Bern
The Suburban, Chicago
Cranbrook Museum of Art, The Portrait in Contemporary Photography: Work from Local Collections, Bloomfield Hills
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, S.O.S.: Scenes of Sounds, Saratoga Springs

1999

Académie de France à Rome, La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémoire, Rome
Sir John Soane’s Museum, Retrace Your Steps: Remember Tomorrow (cur. Hans-Ulrich Obrist), London
Museé d’Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Changement d’air: Quelques expériences contemporaines, Lille
Ikon Gallery, Babel (cur. Claire Doherty), UK (travels)
Côté Rue – Galerie Yvon Lambert, Events, Paris
New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Time of Our Lives, New York
Centre D’Art Contemporain, Paris at Meymac, Meymac
Laboratorium, Antwerp
Barbara Gross Galerie, True Stories, Munich
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Une historire parmi d’autres: Collection Michel Poitevin, Dunkirk
Kunstraum der Universität Lüneberg, Interarchiv, Lüneberg

1998

Matthew Marks Gallery, The Tree-Trimming Party, New York
National Touring Exhibition organized by the Hayward Gallery, Voiceover: Sound and Vision in Recent Art, London
Art Transpennine 98, The Manchester Storybooks, Printemps de Cahors, Cahors
Sydney Biennial, Sydney
Kunsthaus Zürich, An Unrestricted View of the Mediterranean, Zurich
University of California at Irvine, Play Mode, Irvine
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Recent Acquisitions, Dunkirk
Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Maria Eichhorn, Naofumi Maruyama, Joseph Grigely, Tokyo
Wiensowski & Harbord, Imitating Christmas (cur. Jens Hoffmann), Berlin
Air de Paris, Bonne Année!, Paris

1997

Kunsthalle Wien, Angel, Angel, Vienna
De Appel, Blueprint, Amsterdam
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Transit: Oeuvres du Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Cranbrook Art Museum and 25 other venues in the US, Canada, Latin America, and South America, Do It (cur. Hans-Ulrich Obrist) Istanbul
Air de Paris, Smooth, Paris
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Recovering Lost Fictions (with Kathleen Gilje), Cambridge, Mass

1996

Portikus, Semikolon, Frankfurt
Museum of Contemporary Art, The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, Los Angeles
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, de Rode Poort, Ghent
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, NowHere, Denmark
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Manifesta 1, Rotterdam
Printed Matter, The Materialization of Life, New York
Deitch Projects, Shopping (cur. Jérôme Sans), New York
AC Project Room, Drawings from the MAB Library, New York
Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Perfect, Brussels

1995

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, La Belle et la Bête: Art contemporain américain, Paris
XLVI Venice Biennale, TransCulture, Venice
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Action Station, Santa Monica CA
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Linking Worlds (org. Jeff Koons), New York
Roger Merians Gallery, Smells Like Vinyl (cur. Sarah Seager & Thaddeus Strode), New York 

1994

AC Project Room, The Natural World, New York