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  • Selected Solo
  • Selected Group

(b. 1971 Torrance, California, US)
Lives and works in Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • 647(a), Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2016

  • 647(d), Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • Public Sex, organized by Andy Campbell, She Works Flexible Gallery, Houston, TX

2014

  • Cruise or be Cruised, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2013

  • Cruise or Be Cruised, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid, ES

2012

  • 'Faggots', Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, MX

2011

  • Cruise or Be Cruised, Peres Projects Mitte, Berlin, DE
  • In Passing, exhibition with Michael Bevilacqua, The Flat, Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

2009

  • Pictures (Vier), The Forgotten Bar, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, DE
  • Pictures (Tres), Black Pillar, Madrid, ES
  • Dark Rooms//Homme Made, curated by Avi Feldman, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York City, US

2008

  • Pictures, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, DE
  • Numbers II (Ode to Johnny Rio), Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Numbers II (Ode to Johnny Rio), Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2007

  • Numbers, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2006

  • Obsession, Retribution, Appropriation, Obliteration, Depression, Distribution, Confusion, Collaboration, Isolation, Annihilation, Gallery Sora, Tokyo, JP
  • Unknown Pleasures, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE

2005

  • Young Men At Play II / Boys In My Bedroom, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Young Men At Play, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2004

  • Outlaw II (Silver Lake), asprey jacques, London, UK
  • Outlaw, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US

2002

  • Art Statements, Art/33/Basel, CH (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Coming Out, the collection of Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, curated by Mathias Courtetla, Chapelle des Calvairiennes, Mayenne, FR

2015

  • Serialize, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Art/AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, Touring Exhibition, US
  • Between Two Worlds, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, US

2012

  • Coming After, curated by Jon Davies, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, CA
  • The new disorder, curated by Michael Bevilacqua and Katerina Nikou, The Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, GR

2011

  • a painting show, curated by Aaron Moulton, Autocenter, Berlin, DE

2010

  • A about bauhaus...harm neu tues, curated by Matthew Brandt, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, US
  • ANTIFOTO fotofest 101, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, DE

2009

  • Zeigan. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, DE
  • Scorpio's Garden, curated by Kirstine Roepstorff, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, DE
  • Artists' Art / Artists' Books, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, US
  • Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Gebageba summer show – gebageba 4 weeks, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP
  • Can't Rape the Willing, Second Floor, Brooklyn, US

2008

  • Excavating the Structure of a Bootleg Video, presented by B'L'ing, John Connely Presents, New York, US
  • FTW/DIY (1995-2004) RIP., curated by Nicole Panter, MOV-In Gallery, Santa Fe, US
  • Formal Issue, curated by Jeffrey Ian Rosen, AKTA, Tokyo, JP
  • Is/Not: LOVE in the USA, An exhibition of artists from Los Angeles, curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan, Louise T Blouin Institute, London, UK
  • Summer Video Program, Peres Projects Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Read My Lips, curated by Dean Sameshima, Peres Projects Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Ausländer in Berlin, curated by Margherita Belaief, CITRIC Gallery, Brescia, IT
  • SGOZZATA, curated by Margherita Belaief & John Kleckner, Peres Projects Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE

2007

  • Public Park, Scoops, Los Angeles, US
  • Printed Matter: New York Art Book Fair, New York, US
  • Beyond the Zero, Peres Projects, Athens, GR
  • Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, US
  • ARTE E OMOSESSUALITÀ. DA VON GLOEDEN A PIERRE ET GILLES, works form the Ernesto Esposito collection, Palazzina Reale, Florence, IT
  • Natural Geographic, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles, US
  • Global Cities, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • At Home, curated by Mario Testino, Yvon Lambert, New York City, US
  • Marcus Knupp and Dean Sameshima, Peres Projects at Art Cologne, DE
  • An unsung rhythm in a colonnade of stars, curated by Job Piston, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, US
  • Blow Both of Us, curated by Shannon Ebner and Adam Putnam, PARTICIPANT INC, New York City, US
  • Achtung FSK 18 – Vol 2, Galerie Tristesse in conjunction with the Pornfilmfestival Berlin, DE

2006

  • Public Storage Temple Hospital: A Program of Artists' Videos, organized by John Pearson, Mandrake, Los Angeles, US
  • Glory Hole, curated by Pablo Internacional Magazine, Archinect, London, UK
  • Swallow Harder: Selections from the Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn, curated by Robin Held, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, US

2005

  • Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, curated by Shamim Momim, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, US (traveling through 2006)
  • Log Cabin, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York City, US
  • Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, US
  • The Picture I Carry In My Head, curated by Teri Phillips, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2004

  • Will Boy Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity, in Contemporary Art, curated by Shamim Momim: The Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, US
  • 10 Year Anniversary, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JP
  • The Stars of Track and Field are Beautiful People, curated by Javier Peres, Galeria Changing Role, Naples, IT

Dean SAMESHIMA's work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Dean SAMESHIMA has been featured in Art Forum, Flash Art, Modern Painters, Art In America, I-D Magazine, Index, Flash Photo, I-D, Soma, and The New York Times. Instilled and Lost, featuring selected works, was just published by Peres Projects. He was also included in the Cream 3, 2003 catalogue and Vitamin Ph, New Perspectives in Photography, 2006.

Dean SAMESHIMA catalogues include Hysteric Seven (2002), and Young Men At Play, vol. 1 & 2.

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike KaraBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike Kara Frieze New York 2017-05-0505/05/2017–
07/05/2017
New York, USNew York, US
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima 647(a) 2017-03-1010/03/2017–
13/04/2017
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Andy Warhol, Guillaume Gelot, Wallace BermanGroup ShowDean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Andy Warhol, Guillaume Gelot, Wallace Berman SERIALIZE 2015-03-2121/03/2015–
18/04/2015
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDorothy Iannone, David Ostrowski, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Dash SnowDorothy Iannone, David Ostrowski, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Dash Snow MIART 2013 2013-04-0505/04/2013–
07/04/2013
Milan, ITMilan, IT
Group ShowDan Attoe, Dean Sameshima, Pete WheelerDan Attoe, Dean Sameshima, Pete Wheeler LISTE 2011 2011-06-1313/06/2011–
19/06/2011
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Cruise or be Cruised 2011-04-2929/04/2011–
25/06/2011
Peres Projects, MittePeres Projects, Mitte
Group ShowDean Sameshima, Paul Lee, Terence KohDean Sameshima, Paul Lee, Terence Koh ARCO Madrid 2011 2011-02-1616/02/2011–
20/02/2011
Madrid, ESMadrid, ES
Dean Sameshima, John KlecknerDean Sameshima, John Kleckner ARCO Madrid 2010 2010-02-1717/02/2010–
21/02/2010
Madrid, ESMadrid, ES
Dean Sameshima, assume vivid astro focusDean Sameshima, assume vivid astro focus Art LA Contemporary 2010 2010-01-2828/01/2010–
31/01/2010
Los Angeles, USLos Angeles, US
Group ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark TitchnerGroup ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark Titchner Minneapolis 2009-07-0202/07/2009–
31/07/2009
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima On View 2008-10-2424/10/2008–
15/11/2008
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group ShowDean Sameshima, Terence Koh, assume vivid astro focusDean Sameshima, Terence Koh, assume vivid astro focus FIAC 2008 2008-10-2222/10/2008–
26/10/2008
Paris, FRParis, FR
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Numbers II (Ode to Johnny Rio) – Los Angeles 2008-09-0606/09/2008–
23/10/2008
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Numbers II (Ode to Johnny Rio) 2008-03-0101/03/2008–
19/04/2008
Peres Projects, KreuzbergPeres Projects, Kreuzberg
Dan Colen, Dean SameshimaDan Colen, Dean Sameshima LISTE 2007 2007-06-1212/06/2007–
17/07/2007
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Art Cologne 2007 2007-04-1818/04/2007–
22/04/2007
Cologne, DECologne, DE
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Numbers 2007-03-1010/03/2007–
21/04/2007
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Young Men at Play 2005-04-0202/04/2005–
14/05/2005
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Jim Drain, Matt Greene, Folkert de Jong, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Andrew Mania, Dean Sameshima, Mark Titchnerassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Jim Drain, Matt Greene, Folkert de Jong, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Andrew Mania, Dean Sameshima, Mark Titchner Art Basel Miami Beach 2004 2004-12-0202/12/2004–
05/12/2004
Miami, USMiami, US
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Keith Boadwee, Amie Dicke, Matt Greene, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Anna Sew Hoy, Dean Sameshimaassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Keith Boadwee, Amie Dicke, Matt Greene, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Anna Sew Hoy, Dean Sameshima LISTE 2004 2004-06-1515/06/2004–
20/06/2004
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Dean SameshimaDean Sameshima Outlaw 2004-01-1010/01/2004–
14/02/2004
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles