Education
Upcoming Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
Bibliography
Awards
Dean Sameshima
born 1971 in Torrance, US
lives and works in Los Angeles, US, and Berlin, Germany


Education

1998 - 2000

MFA, Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA.

 

1993 - 1997

BFA, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

Dean Sameshima

McNamara Art Projects

Hong Kong, CN

 

 

Upcoming Group Exhibitions

Histories of Sexuality

curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Lilia Schwarcz, Pablo Leon de la Barra, and Camila Bechelany

Museu de Arte (MASP), São Paulo, BR

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

647(a), Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

Dean Sameshima, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong, CN

 

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 Berlin Mitte, Berlin, DE

In Passing, exhibition with Michael Bevilacqua, The Flat, Massimo Carasi, Milan, IT

 

2009

Pictures (Vier), Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, DE

Pictures (Tres), Black Pillar, Madrid, ES

 

2008

Pictures (Vier), Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, DE

Pictures (Tres), Black Pillar, Madrid, ES

 

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)

 

2001

Too Young to Reason, Too Grown up to Dream, Low, Los Angeles, US

He Sang the Soundtrack to My Life: Too Young to Reason, Too Grown Up to Dream,

Galerie Hohenlohoe & Kalb, Vienna, AT

 

1997

Wonderland, Gavlak Projects, Los Angeles, US

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

Histories of Sexuality, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Lilia Schwarcz, Pablo Leon de la

Barra, and Camila Bechelany, Museu de Arte (MASP), São Paulo, BR

Naming Rights, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Left / Justified, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, US

The Locker Room Show, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, CH

 

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 Plan 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

FATHER, curated by Diego Singh, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, BR

Cruise or be Cruised, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, ES

Sweet & Saccharine, curated by Ana Finel Honigman, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE

 

2009

Zeigan. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin,

Berlin,DE

Scorpio’s Garden, curated by Kirstine Roepstorff, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin,

Berlin, DE

Geba Geba Summer Show, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP

Minneapolis, Peres Projects Los Angeles, US

Artists’ Art/Artists’ Books, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York, US

 

2008

Excavating the Structure of a Bootleg Video, presented by B’L’ing, John Connely

Presents, New York, US

Dark Rooms//Homme Made, curated by Avi Feldman, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery,

New York,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

FTW/DIY (1995-2004) RIP, curated by Nicole Panter, MOV-In Gallery, Santa Fe, US

Summer Video Program, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

Read My Lips, curated by Dean Sameshima, Peres Projects Berlin, DE

Ausländer in Berlin, curated by Margherita Belaief, CITRIC Gallery, Brescia, IT

SGOZZATA, curated by Margherita Belaief & John Kleckner, Berlin, DE

 

2007

Public Park, Scoops, Los Angeles, US

Printed Matter: New York Art Book Fair, New York, Los Angeles, US

Beyond the Zero, Peres Projects, Athens, EL

Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, US

ARTE E OMOSESSUALITÀ. DA VON GLOEDEN A PIERRE ET GILLES, works from

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, US

Marcus Knupp and Dean Sameshima, 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, 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, Washington, US

 

2005

Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, curated

by Shamim Momim, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS, US (traveling through 2006)

Log Cabin, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York, 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, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, 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

 

2003

The rules everyone will follow from this day forth, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US

Inagural Exhibition, Golinko & Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Hovering, curated by Daniele Balice & Anne Du Boucheron, Peres Projects, Los

Angeles, US

Portraits, Karen Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Gallery Artists, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JP

 

2002

Domestic Sprawl: Recent Los Angeles Photography, curated by Andrea Feldman,

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, US

Bystander, curated by John Connelly, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Space 2, New York,

US

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, curated by Simon Wachsmuth & Franziska Lesak,

Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, AT

LA on My Mind: Recent Acquisitions, curated by Michael Darling, Museum of

Contemporary of Art, Los Angeles, US

Andere Räume | Other Spaces, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunstverein Hamburg,

DE (catalogue)

Nachgemacht: reproduzierte Naturlichkeit-simulierte Natur, curated by Martin

Prinzhorn, Kunstraum Innsbruck, AT

Inframince, Cabinet, curated by David Bussel, London, US

Who Can it Be, New LA Portraiture, curated by Jill Martinez, Los Angeles, US

Song Poems, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, US (catalogue)

 

2001

Scenes, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, US

Song Poems, Cohan, Leslie & Browne, New York, US (catalogue)

Two Friends and So On…, curated by Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz, Marc Foxx

Gallery, Los Angeles, US

 

2000

Artificial Real, Low, Los Angeles, US

Sightings, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New

York, US

Urban Hymns, curated by Michael Darling, Cal State Los Angeles, US

 

1999

2nd Annual Wight Biennial, curated by Delia Brown, The New Wight Gallery, UCLA,

Westwood, US

Good Vibrations, curated by Sarah Gavlak, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

The Mourning After: Art of Loss, curated by Susette Min, Los Angeles Municipal Art

Gallery, Los Angeles, US (catalogue)

Flaming June, Works on Paper Inc., Los Angeles, US

Transit, curated by Margaret Morgan, Miller/Durazo, Los Angeles, US

Antiworld, curated by Marcos Rosales, gallery:untitled, Dallas, US

 

1998

Hollywood Premiere, Hollywood Premiere Motel, Hollywood, US

 

1997

I’m Still in Love With You, curated by Steven Hull, 20th Century Women’s’ Club,

Eagle Rock, US (catalogue/LP)

Flaming June, The Art Exchange, New York, New York, US

The Autobiography of Difference, curated by Karin Higa, Side Street Projects, Santa

Monica, California, US

 

 

Permanent Collections:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

Bibliography

back and front cover of Dean Sameshima: Public Sex catalog for the exhibtion curated by Andy Campbell

Awards

2006

JUSFC/NE Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship