Josh Kline

Visiting Artist

Josh Kline is an artist living and working in New York. Kline has recently had solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London; and 47 Canal, New York. Kline's art has been exhibited internationally, including in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, and the New Museum, all in New York; The Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC; ICA Boston; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; KW, Berlin; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, ICA Philadelphia; and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, among others.

Josh Kline, Unemployment (detail), 2016, installation at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Josh Kline, Unemployment (detail), 2016, installation at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

 

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