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  • Education
  • Upcoming Solo
  • Upcoming Group
  • Selected Solo
  • Selected Group
  • Awards & Grants
  • Residencies
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Lives and works in Berlin, DE/New York, US

Education

  • 2010 Städelschule, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, DE
  • 2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, US
  • 2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting, University of Houston, Texas, US

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

  • Donna Huanca, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, CN

Upcoming Group Exhibitions

  • Monarchs: Inheritance, Migrations and Sovereignty in Native and Brown Contemporary Art, curated by Risa Puleo, Bermis Center for Contemporary Art, Nebraska, US

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Lengua de Bartolina Sisa, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, ES

2016

  • Scar Cymbals, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
  • Surrogate Painteen, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2015

  • Poly Styrene's Braces, curated by Anne Barlow, Art in General, New York in collaboration with kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV
  • Muscle Memory, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE (with Przemek Pyszczek)
  • Water Scars, Chez Valentin, Paris, FR
  • Echo Implant, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York City, US

2014

  • Psychotria Elata, ABC Berlin, DE
  • Sade Room (formerly reclusive), MoMA PS1, New York, US
  • Seeing Auras, ltd, Los Angeles, US

2013

  • Maenad Cymbals, Open Forum, Berlin, DE
  • Scrying Threats, Queer Thoughts, New York, US
  • CRUSHING (hard), Access Gallery, Vancouver, CA

2012

  • Panic Fear Crying Fits, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, MX
  • The Myth... CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, US

2011

  • Unearthing, Various Locations, Peru

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • The Second Self, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Jaguars and Electric Eels, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, DE
  • Brief Encounters ’17, curated by Chris Driessen, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, NL
  • Dialogues, curated by Dr. Barbara Jenner and Dr. Jenni Fulton, Verband der Automobilindustrie, Berlin, DE

2016

  • On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller, The Gamble House, Pasadena, US
  • Streams of Warm Impermanence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
  • Ice Chrysocolla, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, Manifesta 11, Zurich, CH
  • Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • FACE TO FACE: Works from Ernesto Esposito Collection, curated by Eugenio Viola, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT

2015

  • Performative Practice, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, New York, US
  • Volumes, Berthold Pott, Colonge, DE
  • Rainbow, Queer Thoughts, Various Outdoor Spaces, NL

2014

  • To The Happy Few, JeanRoch Dard, Paris, FR

2013

  • Elevation, Arnhem Fashion Biennale, Arnhem, NL
  • D, ZweiDrei, Berlin, DE
  • Pioneer Voices, Gallery of Northern Norway, Harstad, NO
  • Raw Material, Malmö Konsthalle, Malmö, SE
  • Braids, Access Gallery, Vancouver, CA
  • Social Fabric, CAFAM, Los Angeles, CA

2012

  • Reduction of Form, EXILE, Berlin, DE
  • Baby I Lost my Handshoes, Fórum da Maia, Maia, PT
  • SADE on DMT, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AU
  • Stoned Apes, Fórum da Maia, Maia, Portugal

2011

  • Baby I Lost my Handshoes, KURANT, Tromsø, NO

2010

  • Conjunction, HBC, Berlin, DE

2009

  • Incehon Biennale, Incehon Art Platform Incehon, KOR A-Z
  • Smockshop: London Sprueth Magers, London, UK
  • A-Z Smockshop: Berlin, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, DE

2008

  • Etapa #2, Network of Love (with AIDS-3D), Exit Art, New York, US

Awards & Grants

  • 2016 Hirshhorn Artist Honoree, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US
  • 2012 Fulbright Scholarship for research in Mexico City, Washington DC
  • 2011 Art Matters Grant, New York, US
  • 2009/10 DAAD Artist Grant, DAAD, Bonn, DE
  • 2008 Francis Greenberg Award, Art OMI, Omi, US
  • 2006 Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US
  • 2004 DeGolyer Grant Recipient, Dallas Museum of Art, US

Residencies

  • 2015 SmackMellon, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • 2013 Access Gallery, Vancouver, CA
  • 2009 LMCC SwingSpace, 77 Water, New York, New York, US
  • 2008 Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US
  • 2008 Art Omi International Artist Residency, Ghent, New York, US
  • 2007-08 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
  • 2007 Lawndale Art Center, Houston, US
  • 2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

Selected Bibliography

  • Steer, Emily. "Eight Galleries to See at Art Basel", Elephant, June 14, 2017
  • Elbaor, Caroline. "Why Performance Has Become the Essential Art Medium of the 21st Century", Artnet news, June 5, 2017
  • Canela, Juan. "Donna Huanca’s “LENGUA DE BARTOLINA SISA” TRAVESÍA CUATRO, Madrid", Art Agenda, April 2017
  • Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, “Two Fairs Battle for Primacy in Brussels, Europe’s Rising Art Capital”, Artnet News, April 2017
  • Gu, Ling. “Donna Huanca”, Modern Weekly, April 2017
  • Gottschalk, Molly. "The 9 Best Booths at Independent Brussels" Artsy.net, April 2017.
  • Kanai, Miki. “Painting as a point of departure: an Interview with Donna Huanca”, Bijutsu Techo, March, 2017.
  • Forbes, Alexander. Arnold, Frances. "The 15 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong" Artsy.net, March 2017.
  • Arrizabalaga, Julia Morandeira. Critic’s Guide: Madrid, Frieze.com, February 2017.
  • Editor. "Donna Hunaca: Lengua De Bartolina Sisa". My Art Guide, February 2017.
  • Editor. "Donna Huanca’s first exhibition in Spain", Metalocus, February 2017.
  • Swenson, Eric. "Art LA Contempory is the West Coast Art Basel", The Huffington Post, February 2017.
  • Pfau, Anna-Alexandra. "Jaguars and Electric Eels", Julia Stoscheck Collection Catalogue, February 2017.
  • de Benito Fernández, Álvaro. "Donna Huanca: Scar Cymbals. Zabludowicz Collection London", Arte al Día, December 16, 2016.
  • Arsty Editorial. “The Top Emerging Artists of 2016”, Artsy, December 14, 2016.
  • Judah, Hettie. “50 Most Exciting Artist in Europe Right Now”, Artnet News, November 23, 2016.
  • Pangburn, Dj. “Body Painting and Performance Art Collide in ‘SCAR CYMBALS’”, The Creators Project, November 20, 2016.
  • Phillips, Sam. “Six degrees of separation: From Victor Pasmore to Donna Huanca”, Royal Academy of Arts, November 15, 2016.
  • Glover, Alexander. “Donna Huanca: ‘Memory is perhaps the most permanent architecture’”, Studio International, November 13, 2016.
  • Frankel, Eddy. “Show of the week: Donna Huanca”, Time Out London, October 11, 2016.
  • Sherwin, Skye. “Donna Huanca's Nude, Statuesque Models Make A Colorful Splash At Frieze Week In London”, W Magazine, October 10, 2016.
  • Bodin, Claudia. “Frauenakt aus Frauenhand”, Art Kunstmagazin, October 10, 2016.
  • Olbrich, Suze. “How Artist Donna Huanca Uses the Naked Body As a Canvas”, Another Magazine, October 7, 2016.
  • Dafoe, Taylor. “Restless Bodies: Donna Huanca’s Ephemeral Installations”, Blouin Modern Painters, October/November 2016.
  • Gavin, Francesca. “Donna Huanca brings art to life through body paint”, Dazed, October 4, 2016.
  • Contreras, Gerardo. “Aesthetic And Philosphical Investigations Around The Sentient Body And Its Biochemical Wreckages”, Kaleidoscope, October, 2016.
  • Steer, Emily. “New Establishment: Donna Huanca”, Elephant, September, 2016.
  • Judah, Hettie. “Ayahuasca and anal beads: the hallucinogetic art of Donna Huanca”, The Guardian, September 28, 2016.
  • Jansen, Charlotte. “The Beauty Of Donna Huanca's Body Art Is More Than Skin Deep”, Artsy, September 16, 2016.
  • Bier, Arielle and Mason, Kevin. “Ritual Resurrection”, Sleek Magazine, September, 2016.
  • Harrelson, Quinn. “Spotlight on: Donna Huanca”, Cultured Magazine, September, 2016.
  • Elderton, Louisa. “Review: Wild Style”, Flash Art International, September, 2016.
  • Schwendener, Martha. “Review: Independent Fair Is More Conventional But Still Eye Catching ”, The New York Times, March 4, 2016.
  • Finel Honigman, Anna. “Donna Huanca & Przemek Pyszczek”, ARTFORUM, July, 2015.
  • Indresick, Scott. “5 Must-See Gallery Shows”, Blouin ARTINFO, February 19, 2015.
  • Forbes, Alexander. “The 20 Best Booths at Art Berlin Contemporary.” artnet.com, September 2014.
  • de Chirico, Domenico. “Donna Huanca.” DUST Magazine Blog, February 2014.
  • Eler, Alicia. “Divining the Future of the Past.” Hyperallergic, October 14,
  • “Donna Huanca at Queer Thoughts.” Joshua Abelow ART BLOG, October 6, 2013.
  • Sargsyan, Tatevik. “D at ZWEI DREI.” Kaleidoscope “24 Spaces, Malmo Konsthalle.” Contemporary Art Daily, September 24, 2013
  • Lie, Helena. “DONNA HUANCA RAW MATERIAL at Malmo Konsthalle Review.” Tidningen Kulturen, 2012
  • “In Conversation with Donna Huanca.” DOSSIER Journal, July 2012.
  • Cross, Leah. “Donna Huanca: PANIC FEAR CRYING FITS.” Dazed Digital, June 2012.
  • Nam, Daisy. “In search of Unknown Memories: Donna Huanca,” Interventions Journal, Columbia University Blog, September 7, 2011.
  • “Berlin Art Link Studio Visit: Donna Huanca.” Berlin Art Link, 2010
  • Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman. “Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory.” New Museum & Phaidon Press, 2009.
  • Halter, Ed. “IN THE MIX.” Rhizome.com, 2008
  • Mitchell, Charles D. “Report from Austin.”Art in America, December 2007.

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Melike KaraDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Dean Sameshima, Mark Flood, Melike Kara Art Basel Miami Beach 2017-12-0707/12/2017–
10/12/2017
Miami Beach, USMiami Beach, US
Group ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent WaddenDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden FIAC 2017-10-1919/10/2017–
22/10/2017
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike KaraBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara Frieze London 2017-10-0404/10/2017–
08/10/2017
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan AttoeBlair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan Attoe EXPO Chicago 2017-09-1313/09/2017–
17/09/2017
Chicago, USChicago, US
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Ce Jian, Donna HuancaGroup ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Ce Jian, Donna Huanca The Second Self 2017-06-2323/06/2017–
11/08/2017
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Donna HuancaDonna Huanca Art Basel 2017-06-1515/06/2017–
18/06/2017
Basel,CHBasel,CH
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
Group ShowAustin Lee, Donna Huanca, Classic African sculptures from GabonAustin Lee, Donna Huanca, Classic African sculptures from Gabon Independent Brussels 2017-04-1919/04/2017–
23/04/2017
Brussels, BEBrussels, BE
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan AttoeDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan Attoe Art Basel Hong Kong 2017-03-2323/03/2017–
25/03/2017
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Group ShowJoe Bradley, Donna Huanca, Brent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dan AttoeJoe Bradley, Donna Huanca, Brent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dan Attoe Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017-01-2626/01/2017–
29/01/2017
Los Angeles, USLos Angeles, US
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan AttoeBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan Attoe Fiac 2016-10-2020/10/2016–
23/10/2016
Paris, FRParis, FR
Donna Huanca, Blair ThurmanDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman Frieze London 2016 2016-10-0606/10/2016–
09/10/2016
London, UKLondon, UK
Donna HuancaDonna Huanca Surrogate Painteen 2016-09-0202/09/2016–
28/10/2016
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Alex Da Corte, Brian Calvin, Cécile B. Evans, Mark Flood, Dwight Mackintosh, William J. O’Brien, Athena Papadopoulos, Unidentified African ArtistsGroup ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara, Alex Da Corte, Brian Calvin, Cécile B. Evans, Mark Flood, Dwight Mackintosh, William J. O’Brien, Athena Papadopoulos, Unidentified African Artists Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art 2016-06-1010/06/2016–
05/08/2016
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna HuancaMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca Frieze New York 2016 2016-05-0505/05/2016–
08/05/2016
New York, USNew York, US
Donna HuancaDonna Huanca Independent 2016 2016-03-0303/03/2016–
06/03/2016
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike BouchetDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike Bouchet Art Genève 2016 2016-01-2828/01/2016–
31/01/2016
Geneva, CHGeneva, CH
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Mike Bouchet, Peter Shire, Marinella Senatore, Dan Attoe, Mark Flood, Brent WaddenDonna Huanca, Mike Bouchet, Peter Shire, Marinella Senatore, Dan Attoe, Mark Flood, Brent Wadden Frieze London 2015 2015-10-1414/10/2015–
17/10/2015
London, UKLondon, UK
Donna HuancaDonna Huanca Muscle Memory 2015-06-2727/06/2015–
08/08/2015
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects

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