Jonathan Berger
Exhibitions, CV, Press


Jonathan Berger (b. 1980, New York) lives and works in New York. Recent projects include An Introduction to Nameless Love presented at the Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 901 Washington Blvd. With Michael Stipe at VEDA, Florence, IT; The Magic Flute, in collaboration with Vaginal Davis, Susanne Sachsse, Xiu Xiu, Jesse Bransford, Jackie Shemesh, and Michel Auder; James Son Ford Thomas: The Devil and His Blues, in collaboration with Jessica Garcia and Marybeth Brown; New Sights, New Noise, in collaboration with Michael Stipe; Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer, in collaboration with Billy Miller; and Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter, in collaboration with Max Schumann, all presented at 80 WSE Gallery, New York. In 2013, he presented On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman at Maccarone, New York, in addition to organizing Andy Kaufman’s 99cent Tour, the first comprehensive screening series surveying Kaufman’s performance work, presented at Participant Inc., New York. In 2009, Berger organized the exhibition Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve at Participant, Inc., which was included in the 2009 PERFORMA Biennial. Berger has presented solo installation projects at the Busan Biennial, South Korea; Frieze Projects, London; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Andreas Grimm Gallery and Karma Gallery, New York. His collaborative projects have been presented at numerous venues including MOCA Los Angeles; The Hebbel Theater, Berlin; The Queens Museum of Art and Performance Space 122, New York; and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia. Berger is a recent recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, in addition to having been awarded residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, among others.



Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Richard Ogust)
Tin, nickel
108h x 108w in
274.32h x 274.32w cm
Bj-2019-013


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (My Name is Ray, By Michael Stipe) with Untitled (Tina Beebe, Barbara Fahs Charles, Robert Staples, and Michael Wiener, with Matthew Brannon), 2019
Tin, nickel
dimensions variable
Bj-2019-012


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Brother Arnold Hadd, Sarah Workneh), 2019
Tin, nickel silver
1 1/4h x 54 1/2w in
3.17h x 138.43w cm
Bj-2019-002


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Brother Arnold Hadd, Sarah Workneh), 2019
Tin, nickel silver
1 1/4h x 71 7/8w in
3.17h x 182.56w cm
Bj-2019-004


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Brother Arnold Hadd, Sarah Workneh), 2019
Tin, nickel silver
10 1/4h x 21 1/8w in
26.04h x 53.66w cm
Bj-2019-006


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Globe), 2016
putty, charcoal
72 x 32 x 32 inches
Bj-2016-018


Jonathan Berger
Untitled (Century Tree), 2016
tin, charcoal
51 x 12 x 12 inches
Bj-2016-026


Jonathan Berger
detail, Untitled (Century Tree), 2016
tin, charcoal
51 x 12 x 12 inches
Bj-2016-026


Jonathan Berger
Untitled, 2016
tin, charcoal
45 x 38 x 38 inches
Bj-2016-047


Jonathan Berger
detail, Untitled, 2016
tin, charcoal
45 x 38 x 38 inches
Bj-2016-047


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