MICHAEL SMITH

Born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

Lives & works in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX

 

EDUCATION

1970, 1973
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

1973
Colorado College. B.A. Painting

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2017
Learning from Youth, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2016
Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany
Threshold, organized by Robert Snowden, Yale Union, Portland, OR

2015
Excuse me!?!…I’m looking for the “Fountain of Youth”, Greene Naftali, New York
BMW Tate Live: Performance RoomMichael Smith, Tate Modern, London

2012
Fountain, Dan Gunn, Berlin

2011
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2010
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, West of Rome, Los Angeles
Michael Smith, Ellen de Bruijn Projects, Amsterdam Maison Erectheum, Collaboration with Jay Sanders, Testsite, Austin, TX

2009
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
Michael Smith, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan School Work, Homie, Berlin

2008
Mike’s World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Schoolwork, Hales Gallery, London, UK
In the Greatest Country in the World, Why Do You Have to Be an Asshole?, Objectif, Antwerp

2007
Mike’s World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators), Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (catalogue)
Drawings and Videos (from Storage), Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY Performance by Michael Smith, Orchard, New York

2006
Take Off Your Pants!, collaboration with Joshua White, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2005
Take Off Your Pants!, collaboration with Joshua White, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Michael Smith, Ellen de Bruijn Projects, Amsterdam
William Wegman/Michael Smith, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2003
Playground, collaboration with Seth Price, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
Mus-Co: 1969-1997, collaboration with Joshua White, Art Metropole, Toronto Michael Smith, Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2002
QuinQuag Arts and wellness Centre Touring Exhibition, Hales Gallery, London Playground, collaboration with Seth Price, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland

2001
QuinQuag Arts and wellness Centre Touring Exhibition, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Video Retrospective, Magasin, Grenoble, France (catalogue)
Video Performance and other Stuff: Recent Works,  Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Smith, Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble,France
Michael Smith: A Retrospective Performance Featuring Mike, Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble (catalogue)

1999
Open House: Michael Smith and Joshua White, The New Museum, New York, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Chrissie Iles Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Paul Chan: Present Tense, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (catalogue) Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
A Nite with Mike, Kunstverein, Munich

1998
Michael Smith/Pieces, Performances and Stuff 1975-1998, in Out of actions: Between Performance and the Objects, 1949- 1979 (selected by Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy), Visitor’s Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
A Nite with Mike, Videobrasil XII, International Electronic Art Festival, São Paulo

1997
Mus-co 1969-1997, Lauren Wittels, New York, NY

1996
Michael Smith/Performance, Drawings, Video, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Four Walls, Brooklyn

1994
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Dixon Place, New York
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Jay Gorney Gallery, New York

1993
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Artists Space, New York

1992
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Dixon Place, New York
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, Caroline’s on Broadway, New York Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, The Drawing Center

1991
Mike’s Kiddie Show, Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Michael Smith & Doug Skinner (a puppet show for adults), Four Walls, Brooklyn
Michael Smith/Dough Skinner: Doug and Mike and puppets again, Dixon Place, New York
Mike’s Kid Show, Home, New York

1990
Mike’s Big TV Show, Caroline’s at the Seaport, New York
Doug Skinner/Michael Smith: A puppet show in progress, Dixon Place, New York
Laughing Matters: Mike’s Big TV Show, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Mike’s Kiddie Show, P.S.122, New York

1989
Mike’s Big TV Show, Caroline’s at the Seaport, New York Mike’s Talent Show, The Bottom Line, New York

1988
Mike’s Big TV Show, Caroline’s at the Seaport, New York Mike’s Talent Show, The Bottom Line, New York

1987
Keeping Up With the 80s, Dance Theater Workshop, New York
Mike’s Talent Show, The Bottom Line, New York

1986
Drawings, Notebooks, and Storyboards, Curated by Chris Dercon, Atelier Ste. Anne, Brussels
10 ans de Story-Boards de Michael Smith 1976-1986/Dessins, Pastels, romans-photos… et “The World of Photography,” Atelier Ste Anne, Brussels
Mike’s Talent Show, The Public Theater, New York
A Halloween Performance/Costume Party, Boston Film/Video Foundation, Boston
Performance Mondays: Michael Smith, Cooper Union, New York

1985
Michael Smith: Performance and Video, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1984
Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snackbar, collaboration with Alan Herman, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; New York State Museum, Albany
The Dirty Show, Het Apollohauis, Eindhoven
The Dirty Show (featuring Mike), New Langton Arts, San Francisco
The Dirty Show and Bill Loman Master Salesman, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Performance by Michael Smith, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
The Dirty Show, White Columns, New York

1983
Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snackbar, collaboration with Alan Herman, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY, Amherst University Art Gallery Mike’s House, Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis
Mike Builds a Shelter, collaboration with Dov Jacobson, Messages to the Public series, Public Art Fund, Spectacolor Light Board, Times Square, New York, NY
Bill Loman Master Salesman Part 1, The Kitchen, New York, NY

1982
Mike’s House, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Michael Smith: Performance/Video, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Michael Smith: Performance, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara
The Daily Dramas of Mike, Film in The Cities, St. Paul

1981
Comedy Routines, Roscoe Louie Gallery, Seattle
Michael Smith, Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco
Comedy, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles
Michael Smith/Comedy Skits, Performing Garage, New York
Michael Performance, Western Front, Vancouver

1980
Secret Horror, The Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY
Down in the Rec Room, Hallwalls, Buffalo
Down in the Rec Room, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY
Down in the Rec Room, The Gap Theater Toronto

1979
Down in the Rec Room, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City Down in the Rec Room, F.A.R. Inc., Los Angeles
Minimal Message Movement, A Day with Mike and Baby IKKI, 80 Langton St., San Francisco
Minimal Message Movement, A Day with Mike and Baby IKKI, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Minimal Message Movement, A Day with Mike and Baby IKKI, DC Space, Washington, DC
Down in the Rec Room, Goringer Zomermanifesatie

1979
Kattebak Theater, Gronigen, Corps de Garde, The Netherlands

1978
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and A Day with Mike, The Kitchen, New York
Two Evenings of Performance, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and A Day with Mike, Hallwalls, Buffalo, Down in the Rec Room, Artists Space, New York

1977
Three Evenings of Performance, Collective for Living Cinema, New York

1976
Fall Laughs – Comedy Routines featuring One Size Fits All Fashion Stunt Show and A Nite with Mike, Collective for Living Cinema, New York

1975
Comedy Hour, Artist’s studio, Chicago Comedy Routine, Naropa Institute Dance Academy, Boulder, CO
Comedy Routine, School of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND GROUP PERFORMANCES

2016
SEVEN-ish, Seriously Funny, The Boiler, Brooklyn

2015
Back to the Future 2015, Artissima, Oval, Torrino No Joke, curated by Sanya Kantarovsky, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
Quality Television, Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York
From the Object to the World, Inhotim Collection, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo
The Radiants, Bortolami Gallery, New York
Performing Franklin Furnace, Participant Inc., New York
Positions: Film Series, Hales Gallery, London
Sweet Smell of Success, Offsite Offsite, New York
Hilton Midtown, New York Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance, MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
Nude Model, curated by Patrick Armstrong, The Green Gallery, Milwauke

2014
Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn 6th Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow

2013
Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theather, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980, Whitney Museum, New York (catalogue)

2012
A Drawing Show / Curated by Dan Graham, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Panegyric (Mike Kelley Tribute Exhibition), Forde, Geneva
Dallas Biennale, presented by Dallas Contemporary

2011
Moving Image, Contemporary Video Art Fair, London, UK
Queer State(s), Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin Entertainment, collaboration with Joshua White, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Changing Channels: Art and Television 1963-1987, Mumok, Vienna
DENIM, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY

2009
The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2008
Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion, Bolzano
Deep Comedy, Marianne Goodman Gallery, New York
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, LiFE, Saint-Nazaire; Museion, Bolzano; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf; Malmö Konsthall; Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra
The Puppet Show, collaboration with Doug Skinner, ICA, Philadelphia; Santa Monica Museum of Art; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Frye Art Museum, Seattle

2007
Pawnshop, e-flux, New York, NY
The Price of Nothing, EFA Gallery, New York, NY
Nexus/Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Land Grab, ApexArt, New York, NY
I Drank the Kool Aid, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
Deep Comedy, Ballroom, Marfa, TX
At Your Convenience, Madame Lillie’s, London REALLIFE Magazine: 1979-1990, Artists Space, New York, NY
On The Collective for Living Cinema, Orchard, New York, NY
Pull My Finger, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
Ceci n’est pas…, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
The History of the Future: A Franklin Furnace View of Performance Art, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

2006
Re-opening/20 years of Magasin, Magasin, Grenoble, France
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
New York, New York, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
The Downtown Show, The Grey Art Gallery, New York; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Austin Museum of Art, Austin Everybody Dance Now, EFA Gallery, New York

2005
Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Chicago Cultural Center; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada; and tour Selected Videos and Personal Archive, PERFORMA05, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Performa Radio: Radio Works by Visual Artists, Performa 05,WKCR 89.9FM, New York
Contemporary Burlesque, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, NY
Hunch and Flail, Artists Space, New York, NY
Media Lounge, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf
Alibis & Aliases, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Dimensione Follia, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy Exhibition #3, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles
Precious Moments, Joymore Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Voodoo Shit, Hales Gallery, London, UK
SPACEMAKERS, Lotheringer Dreizen, Munich
Cynical Culture, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne
Standby: No Technical Difficulties, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York
Video X, Momenta Art, Brooklyn
Dimensione Follia, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea,
Trento Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
Some Things Happening: 25 Years of Gallery Exhibitions, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

2003
B-List, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Surrealist Routes to Kiasma Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki Finland
RADIO RADIO, Internationl 3 Gallery, Manchester, England
Cynical Culture, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne
Videodrome, Cosmic Gallery, Paris

2002
To Whom It May Concern, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA
Enough About Me, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2001
Mus-Co: 1969-1997, Art Unlimited, ART32, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
Fantastique, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Tele(visions), Viennea Kunsthalle, Vienna
American Tableaux: Selections from the Collection of Walker Art Center, collaboration with Joshua White, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Miami Art Museum; University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
To Market To Market, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
Time-Share, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Tokyo TV, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art At Home,
Lennon-Weinberg, NY Artist’s World, CCAC, San Francisco, CA

2000
XN99, Espace Des Arts, Bourgogne, France
Duchamp’s Suitcase, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
Let’s Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Portland Art Museum; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg; Miami Art Museum
Ghada Amer, Lina Bertucci, Kendall Geers, Lars Nilson, Michael Smith, INOVA, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
The Brooklyn Zoo: 16 Artists from Brooklyn, Staatsgallerie Stuttgart

1999-1998
Arrested Ambition, Apex Art, New York, NY Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center Minneapolis

1998
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Super Freaks: Post Pop and the New Generation Part 1-Trash, collaboration with Joshua White, Greene Naftali, Inc., New York, NY
Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, NY
Time Dilates at Three-Day Weekend, Tomar Studios, New York, NY
1997-2000 do it, Travelling Exhibition, curated by Hans-Ulriche Obrist, circulated by ICI, New York, NY

1997
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art

1996
The Baseball Show, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Late Night Puppetry: The Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, P.S.122, New York, NY

1995
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY
Wheel of Fortune, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
Faculty work on paper, Yale University, New Haven

1994
The Winter of Love, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
Heart of Darkness, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Late Night Puppetry: The Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, P.S.122, New York, NY

1993
Franklin Furnace in Exile: New Work at The New School, Crash Course, New York

1992
37 Rooms, Kunstwerke, Berlin Late Night Puppetry: The Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, Downstairs at Time, New York

1990
Laughing Matters, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1989
Links Hall Performance Series: Ray McNiece and Michael Smith (A Chalk Talk), Links Hall, Chicago 1

1988
Identity: Representations of the Self, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch at the Federal Reserve

1987
Fashion Moda, Documenta 8, Kassel Germany,
L’époque, la mode, la morale, la passion: Aspectes de l’art d’aujourdhui 1977-1987, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Celebrate Brooklyn: Performing Arts in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Surveillance, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

1986
Perfo 4-D: Contemporary Art Festival, Rotterdam Performance Art/Comedy Series: Michael Smith, Susan Mogul, Paul McMahon, Connie Beckley, Central Park Summer Stage, New York Documenta 8 Videotheque, Kassel

1985
The Big Car Show: Contemporary Visions of the Automobile, Herron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis Family as Subject Matter in Contemporary Art, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington DC Funny Art, Concord Gallery, New York, NY
Memory Jam: A Restrospective of Films and performance at Artists Space 1974-1985, Artists Space, New York

1984
Offset: A Survey of Artists’ Books, Hera Cooperative Gallery, Wakefield, RI. Decade of New Art, Artists Space, New York, NY
Alternative Spaces: A History in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY Visions of Childhood, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, NY
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Artists Space, New York, NY
Is This a Natural World?, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-1984, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Shadow of the Bomb, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament (traveling exhibition 1984-86) Family of Man, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, NY

1983
Video As Attitude, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Urban Impulses: The Artist and the City, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA The End of the World, The New Museum, New York, NY
3-D Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY
Paul McMahon and Michael Smith: Comedy Performances, Film in The Cities, St. Paul, MN Performances: Michael Smith, David Wheeler, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Neo Narratives

1983
(Video, Performance, Music), The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland
Seriously Silly, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

1982
A Fatal Attraction, Art and the Media, Renaissance Society, Chicago
Photo Exhibition, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
New TV New York, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
Reading Video, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1981
Not Just for Laughs: The Art of Subversion, The New Museum, New York, NY
Love is Blind, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY
Robert Adams/Eve Arnold/Michael Smith, Castelli Photographs, New York, NY

1980
A Sound Selection: Audio Works by Artists, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Likely Stories, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY
Family Entertainment: An Evening with Marshall Klugman and Michael Smith, The Kitchen, New York
Selected Performances, Performance Art Festival, Williams College Williamstown MA

1979
Zomermanifestatie, Gronigen Summer Festival, Corps de Garde, Gronigen, The Netherlands
Artist’s Notebooks, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
Down in the Rec Room: Chicago Artists Perform, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1978
A Sound Selection: Audio Works by Artists, Artists Space, New York; University of Hartford Art School, CT

1977
Notebooks/Workshops/Scripts/Scores, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
A Peek at Mike, Grommets n°4, Grommets Theater, New York, NY

 

SELECTED SOLO PERFORMANCES

2015
BMW Tate Live: Performance Room – Michael Smith, Tate Modern, London Baby Ikki, in conjunction with Performing Franklin Furnace, Participant Inc., New York

2014
Avuncular Quest, in conjunction with Rituals of Rented Island, Whitney Museum, New York

2012
Screening/In-conversation and Tour with Baby Ikki, in conjunction with A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2009
Camp Kid Friendly, in conjunction with A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
A Day with Mike, in conjunction with The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2008
Baby Ikki Birthday Party, Electronic Arts Intermix,
New York A Day with Mike, in conjunction with 2008 Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, collaboration with Doug Skinner, in conjunction with The Puppet Show, ICA, Philadelphia
A Day with Mike, in conjunction with Mike’s World, ICA, Philadelphia

2007
An Evening of Performance by Michael Smith, Orchard, New York
A Nite with Mike, in conjunction with Mike’s World, Blanton Museum, Austin
A Nite with Mike, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

2002
Baby Ikki, in conjunction with Playground, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan

2000
Selected Performances, in conjunction with Michael Smith, Le Magasin, Grenoble

1999
A Nite with Mike, performance for Rita McBride Damenwahl, Kunstverein, Munich

1998

A Nite with Mike, in conjunction with Videobrasil, Sao Paolo

1996-91
Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment, collaboration with Doug Skinner, Dixon Place, New York; Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York; Holly Simon Gallery, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York; Caroline’s Comedy Club, New York; Mike Kelley’s backyard, Los Angeles

1991-90
Mike’s Kiddie Show, Performance Space 122, New York; HERE Arts Center, New York; Cornell Cinema, Ithaca

1990-85
Mike’s Talent Show and Mike’s Big TV Show, The Bottom Line, New York; Caroline’s Comedy Club, New York; 8BC, New York; Danceteria, New York; The Public Theater, New York

1987
Keeping Up with the 80’s, Dance Theater Workshop, New York

1985
The Dirty Show and Other Routines, in conjunction with Memory Jam: A Retrospective of FIlms and Performances at Artists Space, 1975-1985, Artists Space, New York

1984
The Dirty Show, Corps de Garde, Groningen; The Odeon, Amsterdam, Bill Loman Master Salesman and The Dirty Show, ICA, Boston
The Dirty Show, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Bill Loman Master Salesman and The Dirty Show, presented in conjunction with Explorations, co-sponsored by MOCA and CalArts, Japan America Theater, Los Angeles

1983
Selected Comedy Routines, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Bill Loman Master Salesman, Part 1, The Kitchen, New York
The Dirty Show, New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
The Dirty Show, White Columns, New York
Selected Comedy Routines, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
Selected Comedy Routines, ICC, Antwerp

1982
The Daily Dramas of Mike, Film in the Cities, St. Paul
The Dirty Show, Franklin Furnace, New York
Selected Comedy Routines, Oberlin College
Selected Comedy Routines, University of Akron
Selected Comedy Routines, Hallwalls, Buffalo
Selected Comedy Routines, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Selected Comedy Routines, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Selected Comedy Routines, University of Iowa, Iowa City

1981
Le Car and Other Works, The Performing Garage, New York
Selected Performances, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Selected Comedy Routines, LACE, Los Angeles
Selected Comedy Routines, Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco
Down in the Rec Room, Portland Center for Visual Arts
Collected Routines, Roscoe Louie Gallery, Seattle
Selected Comedy Routines, Western Front, Vancouver
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and Other Bits, The Mudd Club, New York

1980
Down in the Rec Room (and more), Boston Film/Video Foundation
Down in the Rec Room, The Gap, sponsored by A Space, Toronto
Performance, in conjunction with The Times Square Show, organized by Colab, New York Down in the Rec Room and Other Bits, Castelli Graphics, New York
Assorted Bits, with A. Leroy, The Mudd Club, New York
Down in the Rec Room, Hallwalls, Buffalo
Secret Horror, Collective for Living Cinema, New York

1979
Assorted Bits, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
Down in the Rec Room, sponsored by Corps de Garde, Groningen
Selected Comedy Routines, The Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Selected Comedy Routines, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Down in the Rec Room, DC Space, Washington, DC
Down in the Rec Room, Baltimore Museum of Art
Down in the Rec Room, F.A.R. Inc., Los Angeles
Selected Comedy Routines, 80 Langton Street, San Francisco
Selected Comedy Routines, CalArts, Valencia
Down in the Rec Room, Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Selected Comedy Routines, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Baby Ikki with Dead Dog and Lonely Horse, collaboration with John Malpede and Bill Gordh, in conjunction with Midway Between Comedy and Art, Midway Studios, University of Chicago

1978
Down in the Rec Room, Artists Space, New York
Notes for Rec Room, Franklin Furnace, New York
Ikki Third Birthday, Franklin Furnace, New York
Two Evenings of Performance, Open Space, New York
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator, Hallwalls, Buffalo
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator, CalArts, Valencia
One Size Fits All Fashion/Stunt Show, University of California at San Diego
Two Evenings of Performance, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator and A Day with Mike, The Kitchen, New York

1977
Three Evenings of Performance, Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
Ikki Second Birthday and Notes for Let’s See What’s in the Refrigerator, artist’s studio, New York
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago
Street Performances, mid-town Manhattan and Central Park, New York

1976
An Evening of Bits and Skits, Franklin Furnace, New York
Fall Laughs: One Size Fits All Fashion/Stunt Show, Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Busman’s Holiday Retreat Revue, Artists Space, New York
Ikki First Birthday and One Size Fits All Fashion/Stunt Show, artist’s studio, Chicago
MagiComedy Act, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
Winter Laughs, private performance, Artists Space, New York

1975
Free Laughs, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor
Comedy Routine, artist’s living room, Boulder
Comedy Routine, Naropa Institute Dance Academy, Barbara Dilley workshop, Boulder
Comedy Hour, artist’s studio, Chicago

 

SELECTED GROUP PERFORMANCES

2011
Title TK and Michael Smith, Performa 11,
HA! Comedy Club, New York
Michael Smith with Title TK, NUMINA lente, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York

2008
NOTHING is exciting. NOTHING is sexy…, Mumok, Vienna

2007
The History of the Future: A Franklin Furnace View of Performance Art, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New York

1999
Were you there?, Hertobenbosch and Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1996
Show and Tell, Lauren Wittels, New York

1996,94,92
Henson International Puppet Festival, Performance Space 122, Time Cafe, New York

1986
Performance Festival, Rotterdam

1983
Deeds and Feats, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
Paul McMahon and Michael Smith: Comedy Performances, Film in the Cities, St. Paul

1980
Family Entertainment: Marshall Klugman and Michael Smith, The Kitchen, New York

1979
Performance Cabaret, Ear Inn, New York Chicago
Artists Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1978
Party Club Performance Cabaret, Franklin Furnace, New York
Baby Ikki, Open Mike, Catch a Rising Star, New York
Baby Ikki, in Thursday Is a Work of Art Series, Sidewalk Inc., Hartford, CT
Expo 78, ICA, Philadelphia

1977
Grommets #4, Grommets Theater, New York
Chapel Hill Fine Arts Festival, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1976
Performances: Four Evenings, Four Days, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

 

SELECTED SOLO VIDEO SCREENINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

2010
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, collaboration with Mike Kelley, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles

2009
Michael Smith, in conjunction with Simon Denny, Deep Sea Vaudeo, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne New Museum, New York

2007

Portal Excursion, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Michael Smith, UN Plaza, sponsored by e-flux, Berlin
Meet Mike, New York Underground Film Festival

2006
Portal Excursion, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge

2005
Pics and Clips : An Evening of Selected Videos, co-presenter Regine Basha, Arthouse, Austin

2003
ArtPace, San Antonio

2000
Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart Kunstwerke, Berlin

1986
Michael Smith: Videos, ICC, Antwerp World of Photography, collaboration with William Wegman, ICP, New York

1985
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

1984
Go For It, Mike, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

1983
Video Viewpoints, Museum of Modern Art, New York
ICC, Antwerp University Community Video, Minneapolis
Anthology Film Archives, New York Niewe Workshop, Brussels

1982
Four Artists Series, video screening and performance, La Mamelle, San Francisco

1981
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley

1980
Western Front, Vancouver The Mudd Club, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP VIDEO SCREENINGS

2012
Mike Kelley: Videos, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Mike Kelley: Video Tribute, presented by Electronic Arts Intermix and Dia Art Foundation, Dia Chelsea, New York
For the Love of Mike: 24 Hours of Mike Kelley Videos, presented by Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Farley Building, Los Angeles

2010
100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), P.S.1, Long Island City, New York; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf

2009
Futurist Life Redux, Performa 09 Commission, Anthology Film Archive, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2007
Idiot Joy Showland: An Evening of Film and Video by Artists, IFC Center, New York
Videos Selected by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2005
Alter Egos, The Kitchen, New York

2003
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas Museum of Art

2002
The First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives–Telling Stories: Narrative and Anecdote, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2000
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam Festival Impakt, Utrecht Videorama, Malmö

1998
Videonale, Bonn

1994
Courage, New Museum, New York Men, Male, Masculinity, Exit Art, New York
Public Figures, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art

1993
Into the Lapses, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels; Friesenwall 120, Cologne

1992
Choice Encounters, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA Video Drive-In, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

1990
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Video and Dreams, Museum of Modern Art, New York Video Drive-In, Central Park, New York

1989
Video Drive-In, IVAM, Valencia; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon Videonale, Bonn

1987
Fake, New Museum, New York
Festival Video Music, Madrid

1986
World Wide Video Festival, The Hague
Salso Maggiori Festival, Italy
San Francisco Video Festival
First Australian Video Festival, Sydney
Video As A Creative Medium, Dallas Museum of Art

1984
Video: a Retrospective, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
From TV to Video, Bologna
Second Annual International Video Festival, Montbeliard
So There, Orwell, Beard’s Fund at the Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans
More Funny/Strange, ICA, Boston
TV On TV, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Toronto

1983
Funny/Strange, ICA, Boston Musée de Québec US Film/Video Festival, Utah Video: the Accessible Art, University of Illinois,
Champaign Against Naturalism, British Film Institute, London Artists’ Video Today, Helsinki

1982
The New Narrative, Global Village, New York Institute of Contemporary Art, London III International Video Festival, Locarno International Video Festival, Seville International Video Festival, Toronto Transmissions, Cambridge Library/Arts Center, Canada Return/Jump, The Kitchen, New York

1981
Funny Video Tapes, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York Soho TV Presents, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA Three Tape Comedians, The Kitchen, New York Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Fifth Annual Atlanta Film and Video Festival

1980
San Francisco Video Festival

 

SELECTED TELEVISION

1992
World of Photography, with William Wegman, PBS, WNET, NY

1990
World of Photography, with William Wegman, On Sundays,
Tokyo Mike, TV Ontario, Canada

1989 – 90
Mike’s Talent Show, CINEMAX Special

1986
World of Photography, Alive from Off Center, PBS, Nationwide

1984
Go for it Mike, VPRO, The Netherlands
Go for it Mike, ETB National Basque Channel
Go for it Mike, PBS, KQED, San Francisco

1983
Secret Horror and Interview with William Wegman, Andy Warhol’s TV, Madison Square Garden Network, New York
Secret Horror, PBS, WGBH, Boston

1982
It Starts at Home, Manhattan Cable TV

1981
Artists Television Network, Manhattan Cable TV

1980
Secret Horror, Manhattan Cable TV Secret Horror, PBS, WTTW, Chicago

1978
Soho Artists series, Manhattan Cable TV

1977
Artists Propaganda series, Manhattan Cable TV

 

WEB PROJECTS

2012
Michael Smith, Alpert Award in the Arts, www.alpertawards.org/visual-arts/

2009
Open House, collaboration with Joshua White, Rhizome ArtBase, www.rhizome.org/artbase/artwork/49544/

2007
Mike’s World, collaboration with Joshua White, www.mikes-world.org

2005
Fun At Home, Le Magasin, Grenoble, www.magasin-cnac.org/with/smith/index.html

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2012
Alpert Award in the Arts

2007
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2007
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

2006-05
Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

1998
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program

1996
Art Matters Fellowship

1992
NEA Interarts Grants

1991
NEA Fellowship in New Genres

1991
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1990
Art Matters

1990, 1987
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1985
NEA Interarts Grants

1985
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

1985
NYSCA Video Production Grant

1985
NEA Video Production Grant

1983
NYSCA Video Production Grant

1983
NEA Fellowship in New Genres

1982
NYSCA Video Production Grants

1982
NEA Fellowship in New Genres

1981
NEA Video Production Grant

1978
NEA Fellowship in New Genres

 

CATALOGUES AND MONOGRAPHS

2013
Sanders, Jay. “Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama”–Manhattan, 1970-1980. exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. 2

2012
Smith, Michael. “Baby Art Museum”. New Haven: Yale University Press.

2008
Heitzler, Drew. Champion Zero. exh. cat. Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Publications.

2007
DiMeo Carlozzi, Annette. Mike’s World. exh. cat. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art.

2006
Smith, Michael. Drawings Simple, Obscure and Obtuse. New York: Regency Arts Press.

2000
Smith, Michael. Michael Smith. exh. cat. Grenoble: Magasin.

1997
Smith, Michael. The Seduction of Mike. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books.

1981
Smith, Michael. The Big Relay Race. Chicago: Chicago Book. SELECTED

 

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2014
Buck, Louisa. “What to see at Glasgow International.” The Telegraph. 10 April: Web
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2013
Cotter, Holland. “Nothing to Spend, Nothing to Lose.” New York Times November: C25.
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2011
Davis, Tim. “Save Your Receipts.” Blind Spot: issue 44. Fall/Winter.
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2010
Ellgood, Anne. “The Exquisite Corpse Is Alive and Well.” Tate Etc. 1 March.
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2009
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Johnson, Ken. “Those Are Grown-Up Laughs for a Big Baby.” The New York Times 17 September.
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Rush, Michael. “Art Talk, Rush Interactive: Michael Smith.” AIR no. 32, 4 December.
Saltz, Jerry. “Want-to-Sees, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery.” New York Magazine August.
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Scott, Andrea K. “Baby’s on Fire.” The New Yorker 26 October. Time Out editors.
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Barber, Bruce. Performance [Performance] and Performers, Volume 1: Conversations. Ed. Marc James Leger. Toronto: YYZBOOKS.A
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Johnson, Ken. “An Artist’s Concocted World, Starring Himself, Is Too True to Be Real.” The New York Times 3 May.
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Volk, Gregory. “Spring in Dystopia.” Art in America May.

2007
Baker, Stuart Ed. New York Noise: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88. London: Soul Jazz Records Publishing.
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Klonarides, Carole Ann. “Interview with Mike Smith: ‘Mike’s World.’” Glasstire. 12 December: Web.
Lozano, Ivan. “Mike’s World: Blanton Museum.” Art Lies Issue 56 Fall.
O’Rourke, Jim. “The Performing Director.” Arcana II: Musicians on Music. Ed. John Zorn. New York: Hips Road.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Welcome to Mike’s World.” Austin American Statesman. 14 October: Web.

2006
Katzeff, Miriam, Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan. Real Life Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994. New York: Primary Information.

2005
Coates, Jennifer. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, ‘Take off Your Pants!’” Time Out New York. 17-23 March.
Magrey, Erica and Jennifer Sullivan. “Open Mike.” Swingset, Issue 7 Fall.
Pollack, Barbara. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Christine Burgin.” Artnews Summer. Smythe, Luke. “Michael Smith and Joshua White: ‘Take Off Your Pants!’” Art Lies, Issue 46, Summer.

2004
Graham, Dan. “In Conversation: Dan Graham and Michael Smith.” Artforum May. Terranova, Charissa N. “Wisecracker Art.” Dallas Observer 1 July.
Yablonsky, Linda. “What’s so funny about contemporary art?” Artnews September.

2003
Oliveira, Nicholas de, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry. Installation Art in the New Millennium. Thames and Hudson. Rush, Michael. Video Art. London: Thames and Hudson.
Smit, Guy Richards. Top Ten List. Artforum May.

2002
Farquharson, Alex. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Hales Gallery London.” Art Monthly March.
Fyfe, Joe. “The Art of Failure.” Art in America November.
Kitamura, Katie. “Michael Smith and Joshua White.” Contemporary May.
Schwendener, Martha. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, ‘The QuinQuag Arts and Wellness Centre Touring Exhibition’: Artistic and Personal Growth in the Catskill Region.” Time Out New York 27 December-2 January.
Smith, Roberta. “Artist to Artist: A Decade of the Space Program.” The New York Times 24 May.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Michael Smith and Joshua White: What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art.” ArtNews January.

2001
Blair, Dike. “Michael Smith’s Bland Ambition.” Purple no. 8., Summer.
Glueck, Grace. “Michael Smith and Joshua White.” The New York Times 7 December.
Kitamura, Katie “Michael Smith and Joshua White.” Contemporary.
Moore, Alan. “Art Colony Blues.” Artnet. 6 December: Web.
Saltz, Jerry “At Large in the Land of the Loser: Nailing Failing.” Village Voice 18 December. Williams, Gregory “Michael Smith and Joshua White” Artforum. 19 December: Web.

1999
Hevesi, Dennis. “The Loft Law’s Pursuit of Lofty Goals.” The New York Times 20 June. Johnson, Ken. “Michael Smith and Joshua White—‘Open House’” The New York Times 7 May. Miller, John. “Michael Smith and Joshua White.” Frieze 11 November.
Rush, Michael and Chistiane Paul. New Media in the Late Twentieth Century. London: Thames and Hudson.
Ziolkowski, Thad. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, New Museum of Contemporary Art.” Artforum November.

1998

Levin, Kim. “Best Installation Art 1997.” ARTnews January.

1997
Michael Smith and Joshua White with Karen Heimann. “MUSCO Catalogue.” C. Carr. “Turn out the Lights.” The Village Voice 18 March.
Cameron, Dan. “March 15, New York.” Artforum December.
Halle, Howard. “Staying Alive.” Time Out New York 27 March-3 April.
Koplos, Janet. “Michael Smith and Joshua White at Lauren Wittels.” Art in America October. Mantegna, Gianfranco. “Michael Smith and Joshua White at Lauren Wittels Gallery.” Review 15 March.
Moody, Tom. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Lauren Wittels.” Artforum May.
R. Sikoryak and Michael Smith. “The Seduction of Mike.” Fantagraphics Books.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review, Michael Smith and Joshua White, Lauren Wittels.” The New York Times 28 March. Ward, Frazer. “Michael Smith and Joshua White, Lauren Wittels.” Frieze June.

1994
ITEA Brochures. Kröller-Muller Museum, Holland.

1993
Carr, C. On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.

1990
Frank, Peter. “Yok Art.” The Los Angeles Weekly 13-19 July.

1988
Ervolino, Bill. “Talent for the Off Beat.” New York Post 14 August.
Holden, Stephen. “Spoofing Old Time TV.” The New York Times 12 May.
Miller, John. “Michael Smith, Dance Theater Workshop.” Artscribe May.
Rabinovitz, Lauren. “Video Cross-Dressing.” Afterimage March.

1987
Gussow, Mel. “The Stage: ‘Keeping Up.’” The New York Times 3 June.
Holden, Stephen. “A Variety Show, Avante-Garde Style.” The New York Times 11 December.

1986
Friis-Hansen Dana. “Seriously Funny.” The Boston Film and Video Foundation Film Newsletter Winter. Holden, Stephen. “World of Photography on Channel 13.” The New York Times 1 August. Kelley, Mike. “Mike talks to Mike about Mike.” High Performance, no. 33.

1985
Carr, C. “On Edge.” The Village Voice 3 September.
Engstrom, John. “A Triple Bill in ICA’s Vaudeville.” The Boston Globe 15 March.
Mellencamp, Patricia. “Postmodern TV: Wegman and Smith.” Afterimage December.

1984
“Fallout Shelter Opens at Center.” The Star Republican. 17 September.
Carney, Kay. “Performance Art.” Dramatics November.
Marc, David. Demographic Vistas: Television in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.
Marc, David. “Understanding Television.” The Atlantic Monthly August.

1983
DeGroot, Bernard, “Le Buster Keaton de la Video.” Cahiers du Cinema Spring.
Dercon, Chris. “Barbara London Stelt haar Kunstenaars voot.” De Standaard 2 April.
Farah, Joseph. “Welcome to ‘Mike’s House.’” Arts Insight September.
Levin, Kim. “Doing Laundry After World War III.” The Village Voice 7 June.

1982
Cook, Scott. “Michael Smith at the Whitney.” Art in America May.
Hoberman, J. “Going Down in Rio.” The Village Voice November.
Hochschild, Rosemary. “A Child Is Being Beaten (by someone shorter than him).” Bomb no. 2, Winter.
Lawson, Thomas. “Michael Smith, ‘It Starts at Home.’” Artforum Summer.
Mandel, Howard. “Scanlines: Interactive Fable.” American Film July/August.

1980
Smith, Michael and Van Lagestein. “The Big Relay Race.” FILE Fall.
Hoberman, J. “Einstein Off the Beach.” The Village Voice 22-28 October.

1979
Bogosian, Eric. “Art World Underground.” The Drama Review, no. 23, December.
Determeyer, Eddy. “Kunst: Michael Smith steelt de show.” Niew, The Netherlands. 27 August. Goldberg, RoseLee. Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams.
Howell, John. “Acting/Non-Acting.” Performance Art Magazine, no. 2.
Lawson, Tom. “New York: December” Real Life Magazine no. 1, March.

1978
Carroll, Noel. “Gallery Humor.” Soho Weekly News 2 February. Hatsian, Arman. “’Baby’ Cuts Loose.” Photograph. The Hartford. Courant. 28 July

1976
Burns de, Madeleine. “Hi, Toaster!” Soho Weekly News 28 October.
Crowley, Tim. “Performance Review.” New Art Examiner January.
Frank, Peter. “Performance Diary.” The Soho Weekly News 18 March.