Erica Baum

Born in 1961, lives and works in New York (US)


1994 Yale University School of Art, M.F.A. Photography (US)
1988 Hunter College, CUNY M.A. TESOL/Applied Linguistics (US)
1984 Barnard College, Columbia University, New-York B.A. Anthropology (US)

Solo exhibitions

2024 Off The Cuff, Bureau, New York (US)
Off the hook, Klemm’s, Berlin (DE)
2022 the bite in the ribbon, Crèvecœur, Paris (FR)
2020 A METHOD OF A CLOAK, Square is the Chatter, Galerie Markus Lüttgen, Düsseldorf (DE)
A METHOD OF A CLOAK, Klemm’s, Berlin (DE)
2019 A Long Dress, Bureau, New-York (US)
2018 Naked Eye Nature Morte, Crèvecœur, Paris (FR)
2016 The Following Information, Bureau, New-York (US)
2015 Stanzas, Crèvecoeur, Paris (FR)
2014 The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New-York (US)
Harpoon the Monster: Blackboards, Blanks and Viewmasters, with Francis Baudevin, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich (DE)
2013 The Public Imagination, Crèvecoeur, Paris (FR)
The Public Imagination, LuttgenMeijer, Berlin (DE)
Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany (DE)
Erica Baum: Blanks/Naked Eye Anthology, Melas Papadapoulos, Athens (GR)
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa (US)
2012 Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New-York (US)
Naked Eye, Marc Jancou, Geneva (CH)
2011 The Public Imagination, Circuit, Lausanne (CH)
Shuffled Glances, Bureau, New York (US)
2009 The Naked Eye, Dispatch Bureau, New-York (US)
Reference, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin (DE)
2008 Word Each to Cling I, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (US)
2004 Them, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
2003 Play, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
Directions, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, New-York (US)
2000 Recent Work, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
1997 New Photographs, Clementine Gallery, New-York (US)
1996 Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College (US)
1995 University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco (US)

Group exhibitions

2024 New Directions: Recent Acquisitions, The George Eastman Museum, Rochester (US)
Condo London, Kate MacGarry, London (UK)
2023 Pictures & after, MAMCO, Geneva (CH)
2022 The Gorgeous Nothings, Bartha Contemporary, London (UK)
Image Gardeners, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco (US)
Power Flower, Le 109 - Biennale de Nice (FR)
To Have Lost Something Unknown, Something Unguessable, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo (NO)
#ProtectChinatown Art and History, City Group 104B Forsyth Street, New York (US)
2021 On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (US)
True Pictures?, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig (DE)
Fire demands its Fuel, curated by KM Temporaer, An der Stadtmauer 6, Mönchengladbach (DE)
RABBIT HOLE, F, Houston, TX (US)
Crocodile Cradle, PEER Project, London (UK)
2020 Pictures, Revisited, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (US)
Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY (US)
2019 Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (US)
Photographie et documents, 1983-2018: Une histoire de la collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain #2, Frac Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille (FR)
Condo New York, Bureau hosting (STANDARD OSLO), New York (US)
The Second Body, organized by Sam Contis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (US)
Cut - Copy - Paste, o v project, Brussels (BE)
What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco (US)
2018 Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, The New York Public Library, New-York (US)
The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New-York (US)
Hours and Places, Bureau Gallery, New-York (US)
mark, Team Gallery, New-York (US)
The Remains of Cinema, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (DE)
Lever le voile, works from FRAC Ile de France collection, Le Carré, Vincennes (FR)
Condo London, Southard Reid hosting Bureau and Park View, London (UK)
2017 A une heure de la civilisation, Crèvecœur, Marseille (FR)
Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (AT)
L’art dans tous ses états – chap.8, frac île-de-france, les Réservoirs, Limay (FR)
Art Basel, Features, with Bureau, Basel (CH)
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New-York (US)
AAa:Quien, BUREAU, New-York (US)
Tuer la marionnette, curated by Clement Delepine, CACBM, Paris (FR)
Take Note, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah (US)
Until It Makes Senses, Erica Baum & Ajit Chauhan, SVIT, Prague (CZ)
Strange Days, le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France, Paris (FR)
Erica Baum, Francis Baudevin, Stéphane Dafflon, Philippe Decrauzat, Blair Thurman, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg (DE)
2016 Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (US)
Tongue, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus (US)
Two Years of Looking, New Art Projects, London (UK)
Thought Patterns, Deborah Ronnen, Rochester (US)
Two Years of Looking, New Art Projects, London (UK)
For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (US)
2015 TWO STEPS FORWARD, A Group Exhibition to Benefit Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company , 47 Canal, New-York (US)
Révélations, Les Arcades, Issy les Moulineaux, FRAC Île de France (FR)
Photo Poetics, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New-York (US)
Pangrammar, P!, New-York (US)
Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York (US)
Jeux de langage, La Vitrine, Le Plateau / FRAC Ile de France, Paris (FR)
Body/Image, Susan Inglett gallery, New-York (US)
True Players, W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Reloaded - Konkrete Tendenzen heute, Weserburg, Bremen (DE)
Shoes and Purses, Rawson Projects, New-York (US)
After Dark, works from FRAC Île de France Collection, MAMCO, Geneva (CH)
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, University Galleries, FAU, Boca Raton (US)
2014 Infinite Tuning, Murray Guy, New-York (US)
Seymour, CEAAC, Strasbourg (FR)
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University (US)
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l’âne. Autour de Raymond Hains, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (FR)
Lists, Bury Art Gallery, Lancashire (UK)
2013 Anthology, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
Printing Out the Internet, cur. Kenneth Goldsmith, Labor, Mexico City, Mexico (MX)
Step Right In, Visual Arts Center, Austin (US)
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing (US)
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (CA)
Jew York, Untitled Gallery and Zach Feuer Gallery, New-York (US)
Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life since 1969, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York (US)
October 18, 1977, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New-York (US)
Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams Ltd., New-York (US)
Bass! How Low Can You Go?, Leila Heller Gallery, New-York (US)
Bureau at Independent, New-York (US)
The Feverish Library Cont’d, Capitan Petzel, Berlin (DE)
Speaking and Thinking, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (SE)
DOWNTOWN: A View of the Lower East Side, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai (CN)
30th Bienal de São Paulo Touring Program, Sesc São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo (BR)
2012 Bureau at NADA, Miami (US)
Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice Gallery Los Angeles (US)
The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (BR)
Postscript, Denver MCA, Denver (US)
The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New-York (US)
Coquilles Méchaniques, FRAC Alsace, Altkirch (FR)
B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New-York (US)
Journal d’une chambre, Cur. Jean-Max Colard, Crèvecoeur, Paris (FR)
Slow Numbers, Showroom 170, New-York (US)
Erica Baum and Sara MacKillop, Bischoff/Weiss, London (UK)
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New-York (US)
(im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin (US)
2011 Library Science, Artspace, New Haven (US)
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New-York (US)
Pictures Extra and Others, Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens (GR)
2010 ITEM, curated by Mamie Tinkler, Mitchell Innes & Nash, New-York (US)
Readers Delight, McKenzie Gallery, New-York (US)
Woodman, woodman, spare that tree’, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin (DE)
Freischuss, Kleine Humboldt Galerie Humbolt University, Berlin (DE)
2009 I know nothing of the weather when I know it is either raining or not raining. Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Feldman Gallery Portland, Oregon (US)
We’ll Know Where When We Get There, Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprime, Chatou (FR)
2008 Useful Gestures, Useless Gestures, Dipatch Bureau, New-York (US)
Subject Index, Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo (SE)
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden New Jersey (US)
2006 Re-Make/Re-Model, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
2002 Gravity Over Time, curated by John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy (IT)
2000 Summer group show, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
1999 Foul Play, Thread Waxing Space, New-York (US)
Summer Reading, Yancey Richardson, New-York (US)
Neither / Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City (US)
1998 Gel, D’Amelio Terras, New-York (US)
Hotspots, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany Inventory, White Columns, New-York (US)
Sourpuss, Lubelski Gallery, New-York (US)

Works in Institutional Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Aïshti Foundation
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP)
FRAC Île-de-France
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Hood Museum of Art
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain - MAMCO, Geneva
Norton Museum of Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Yale Art Gallery
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
University of Guelph McClelland & Stewart Art Gallery

Selected publications

2022 The Difference is Spreading: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, ed. by Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford, University of Pennsylvania Press
2021 Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry, Timglaset Editions, Malmö
Catalogue Raisonné, Frac Île‐de‐France Collection, Paris
2018 Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
2017 The ARCADES: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, edited by Jens Hoffman, contributions by Caroline A. Jones, Vito Manolo Roma, and Kenneth Goldsmith, Exhibition Catalog, The Jewish Museum, New York
2016 Erica Baum, Dog Ear, second printing, Ugly Duckling Presse
2015 Erica Baum, ‘Colors / Cadmium Red,’ Cabinet Magazine, Issue 58 ‘Theft,’ Summer
Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, Crèvecœur/œ Paris & Bureau New York
Alterations: Built, Blended, Processed, Exhibition Catalog, Florida Atlantic University ed. by Victoria Bean & Chris McCabe, The New Concrete, Hayward Publishing, London
2013 Idra Novey, Clarice: The Visitor, artworks by Erica Baum, University of Chicago Press
2012 Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Exhibition Catalogue
Francis Baudevin/Erica Baum, Regency Art Press
Erica Baum, Melody Indicator, Triple Canopy
2011 Dispatch 2007-2011, Dispatch New York
Erica Baum, Sightings, One Star Presse
Erica Baum, Dog Ear, with Kenneth Goldsmith and Béatrice Gross, Ugly Duckling Presse
2009 Erica Baum, Naked Eye, with Kenneth Goldsmith, Free Association
2008 Erica Baum, Roll Playing, Kelly Writers House, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Exhibition Catalog

Selected press

2019 Rachel Churner, ‘Erica Baum,’ Artforum, April, p. 193
Megan N. Liberty, ‘How Photographer Erica Baum Peers Below the Surface of the Faded Page,’ Frieze, February 18
Martha Schwendener, “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” New York Times, January 30
Alina Cohen, ‘13 Artists Who Highlight the Power of Words,’ Artsy, January 5
2018 John Cappetta, ‘Hours and Places,’ The Brooklyn Rail, May 1
Jerry Saltz, ‘Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read,’ New York Magazine, April 29
O.C. Yerebakan, ‘Mark, Team Gallery’, Art Observed, April 21
‘Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna,’ cura.magazine, October 24
Max L. Feldman, ‘Critic’s Pick: Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink,’, October 23
Kaitlyn A. Kramer, ‘Critic’s Pick: Erica Baum and Libby Rothfeld,’, January 23
Chris Wiley, ‘AAa:Quien, Goings on About Town,’ The New Yorker, January 20
2016 Calderon, Jessica, ‘Staff Picks: Fever Dreams, Tragic Spells, and In-Betweens,’ The Paris Review, July 22
Osman Yerebakan, ‘Interview With Erica Baum,’ Baxter St. Camera Club Blog, July 18
O.C. Yerebakan, ‘Mark, Team Gallery’, Art Observed, April 21
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, ‘The Naked Eye: A Conversation With Erica Baum,’ The Great Leap
Sideways, April 1
Ashley McNelis, ‘An Artist Dissects Found Bits of Language,’ Hyperallergic, March 15 2016
‘Erica Baum,’ The New Yorker, March 110
Blake Gopnik, ‘At Bureau, Erica Baum’s Blackboards Keep Teaching Us,’ Artnet, March 3
Barry Schwabsky, ‘Point First, Shoot Later,’ The Nation, January 21
‘Photo-Poetics: An Anthology,’ The New Yorker, January 4
2015 Martha Schwendener, ‘Review: Metropolitan Museum Looks at Photos That May Last,’ The New York Times, December 31
Will Heinrich, ‘Photo-Poetics: An Anthology at the Guggenheim,’ Aperture, December 4
Holland Cotter, ‘Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye,’ The New York Times, December 3
Interview by Andrea Blanch, ‘ERICA BAUM straight shooter,’ Musée Magazine, November
Interview by Jesse Chun, ‘Interview with Erica Baum,’ Der Greif, November 20
‘Erica Baum: Study,’ Quick Magazine #11, March
Abraham Adams, ‘Critic’s Pick: Erica Baum and Barb Choit,’, March 13
2014 Nat Trotman, ‘Erica Baum: Wordplay’, Aperture, Issue 217, Winter, pp. 73 - 79
‘Exhibitions - The Lookout: Erica Baum’, Art in America, October
Natalie Musteata, ‘Erica Baum’,, September 12
Kathleen Madden, ‘Random Harvest,’ Osmos, Winter
Interview by Steel Stillman, ‘Erica Baum in the Studio’, Art in America, October
2013 Gary Barwin, ‘Cover Versions: Reading outside-in in Erica Baum’s study,’, May
Yukiko Oyama, ‘Erica Baum’, +81, pp. 42-9, Spring
‘Au Contraire: All poetry is poems’, Flaunt Magazine, pp.22-5, March
Alexis Jakubowicz, ‘Erica Baum’, Frieze d/e, February
2012 Vince Aletti, ‘Erica Baum’, The New Yorker, October
Kim Rosenfield, ‘Erica Baum’, BOMB Magazine, December
2010 Cecilia Alemani, ‘Erica Baum: Dog Ear Poems’, Mousse, 22
2009 Caroline Busta, ‘Erica Baum at Dispatch’, Artforum
Julian Kreimer, ‘Erica Baum,’ Art in America, June
Angela Ashman, ‘Such a Tease’, Village Voice, March
Lauren O’Neill Butler, ‘Erica Baum’,, Critic’s pick
2005 Stephen Robert Frankel, ‘Erica Baum at D’Amelio Terras’, Jan/Feb
2003 Johanna Burton, ‘Erica Baum: Play,’ Time Out New York, September 18-25
2000 Frances Richard, ‘Erica Baum’, Artforum, October
1998 Grady T. Turner, ‘Erica Baum at Clementine’, Art in America, February