TRACEY SNELLING – CURRICULUM VITAE
Born 1970 in Oakland, USA. Lives and works in Berlin.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
2021 Tokas, Tokyo, Japan.
A Place Called Home, outdoor site-specific installation and exhibition, Roman J. Witt
Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2020 Underground City, Galeria Giampaolo Abbondio, Milan, Italy POSTPONED
I can’t forget you, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The Architect, pop-up, H27, Berlin, Germany.
2019 RE:Search:Gallery, with the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Clusterfuck 9, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California.
58. Venice Biennale, Shanghai/Chongqing Hot Pot/Mixtape, in collaboration with Swatch,
Arsenale, Venice, Italy.
Metropolis, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
2018 Asphalt Jungle, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, California.
First We Take Manhattan, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
2017 Film screening, Ausland, Berlin, Germany.
Here and There, University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor,
2016 One Thousand Shacks, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids,
SFAC Kiosk Poster Series, temporary public project, San Francisco, California.
Clusterfuck 3, New Image Art, Los Angeles, California.
2015 The Stranger--screening, Architecture Film Festival Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; The
2013 Nothing short film, AC Institute, New York, NY.
Everything is Everything, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.
Nothing short film, Circuito Off, Teatrino Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy; Crocker Art
Museum, Sacramento, California.
2012 Nothing short film, TinT Gallery, in conjunction with the Thessaloniki International Film
Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece; San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco,
Woman on the Run, Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Another Day in Paradise, Nothing short film, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
Woman on the Run, SECCA, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
2011 Woman on the Run, Frist Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.
Raging Lotus, Exploratorium, San Francisco, California.
2010 Ten-Year Survey, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Woman on the Run, 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
Shanghai Zendai MOMA, Zhujiajiao, China.
Bordertown, New Frontier on Main, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
2009 Woman on the Run, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York.
Greta Garbo Slept Here, Tache-Levy, Brussels, Belgium.
Dirty Pretty Things, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Where Mr. Wong Sent Me, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China.
2008 Another Town, Wedel, London.
Woman on the Run, Selfridges, London.
2007 Another Shocking Psychological Thriller, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.
Monsters, Tache-Levy, Martin Margiela Building, Brussels, Belgium.
Dulces, Wedel, London.
2006 Dark Detour, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California.
2005 The Comfort, the Beauty, the Shame, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands.
Convenient, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California.
2004 Last Picture Show, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 La Musée, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
2019 Self-immersed, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford,
13. Biennale Havanna, Matanzas, Cuba.
Eros, Fox Jensen, Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand.
30 Years of Dutch Courage, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
à la prochaine, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2018 Zombies: Pay Attention! Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.
No Place Like Home, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
Exhibition 5, Kunsthaus Kollitsch, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Is It a Game? collaborative installation, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany.
Il Terzo Giorno, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy.
bitch MATERial, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
2017 She-Devil 9: Today, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy.
Collection Jacques & Miny Defauves, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, the
Typically Frankfurt!, 10 year installation, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt,
Artist as Maggid: Jewish Tales and Creatures, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San
OFF-SPRING: New Generations, 21c Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Lil SWIM, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio,
Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, VA.
2016 2050: A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.
Forever, Bubox Art Space, Kortrijk , Belgium.
2015 2050: A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Brussels, Belgium.
Dark Ages, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.
Imagining Home, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Krachtwerken, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, Netherlands.
Triennale Brugge 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
The Art in Literature and Literature in Art, Artium, Basque Centre-Museum of
Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
The Auction, Terrance Higgins Trust, Christie's, London, UK.
Feel Big, Live Small, Apex Art, New York, NY.
2014 Art in Motion, Jules Maeght Gallery, curated by Natasha Boas, San Francisco, CA.
The Remarkable Lightness of Being, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.
L’expo dans le chapeau, La Vitrine am, curated by Raphael Cuir, Paris, France.
ArtPrize, GRCC Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
On Dry Land, Negev Museum, curated by Ravit Harari, Be-er Sheva, Israel.
Brussels Cologne Contemporaries, Cologne, Germany.
Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland,
2013 drinnen binnen buiten draussen, Galerie Roy, Zülpich, Germany, Kers Gallery,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The Storytellers, El Museo de Arte de Banco de la Rupublica, Bogota, Colombia.
Once More, Lokaal 01, Breda, the Netherlands.
Parallax Views, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California.
As Tears Go By* (who cries with me?), Cokki Snoei, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.
Raw China Art Expo, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2012 Not Another End of the World Exhibition, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels,
Nervous Women, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.
Otherworldly: Artist Dioramas and Small Spectacles, Lille 3000, Lille, France.
Signature , Schriftuur, Bruges Cultural Centre, De Bond , Bruges, Belgium.
The Storytellers, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.
The End of Everything/A New Beginning, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Streetopia, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2011 Otherworldly: Artist Dioramas and Small Spectacles, Museum of Art and Design New
York, New York.
Anonyme Skulpturen, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria, Kunstmuseen
Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany.
2010 Accrochage,Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China.
Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The House in My Head, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark.
Pop-Up Magazine, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, California.
2009 Narratives, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, Florida.
That's All Folks!, Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium.
Achtung Baby, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, the Netherlands.
Low Blow,Stux Gallery, New York, New York.
2008 Road Trip, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California.
2007 XXS-Size Does Matter, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Paulo Post Futurum, Lokaal 01, Museum of Breda, Breda, the Netherlands.
Emergency Room, P.S.1 MOMA, Long Island City, New York.
Regeneration, Kentler International Drawing Space; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 Searchers, White Box, New York, New York.
New Code, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy.
Looking Through Walls, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.
Photosynkyria, Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Headlands Institute, Marin Headlands, California.
2005 Cohen Amador Gallery, New York, New York.
Regeneration, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Blueprints, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California.
2004 Epic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California.
Michiel Teeuw, “Clusterfuck, memes en kleurexplosies: Tracey Snelling en Dragan
Glamočić in NP3”, Kunstspot.nl, November 16, 2019.
“XIII Bienal de la Habana,” Art Nexus #113, September 2019.
Edalatpour, Jeffrey, “Seeing Red: The American Psyche is laid bare in the SJICA's new
exhibit, 'Clusterf*ck',” Metro Active, August 7, 2019.
Conrad Murray, Derek, “Tracey Snelling@SJICA,” Square Cylinder, July 18, 2019.
Reinhold, Elke, “Why Swatch Goes Through as a Country,” Die Welt, July 2, 2019.
Steer, Emily, “Swatch Hits a Decidedly Upbeat Note at the Venice Biennale,” Elephant,
June 15, 2019.
Tagariello, Maria Luisa, “Swatch alla Biennale Arte 2019. Un orologio ci salverà?” Vanity
Fair Italia, May 13, 2019.
Pacciardi, Giulia, “Swatch Loves Art and Returns to the Venice Biennale for the Fifth
Time,” Collater.al, May 13, 2019.
Fallea, Sabrina, “Swatch loves art e la 58esima Biennale di Venezia,” Vogue Italia, May
Ugo Baudino, Chiara, “Siamo stati nella Shanghai 3D di Tracey Snelling alla Biennale di
Venezia,” Marie Claire, May 13, 2019.
Pappagallo, Camilla, “Il monde come condominio polifonico,” Juliet Contemporary Art
March 22, 2019.
Bianchera, Jessica, “No Place Like Home,” Exibart, January 16, 2019.
Testino, Arianna, “Un posto chiamato casa. Otto artisti a Verona,” Artribune, January 10,
Cohen, Alina, “These Artists Draw Inspiration from Vampires, Zombies, and the
Supernatural,” Artsy.net, January 8, 2019.
Saenger, Peter, “Inspired by Zombies,” Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2018.
Schulte-Fischedick, Valeria, “Tracey Snelling,” BE #25, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, August
Iceview Volume 3, July 2018.
“Asphalt Jungle,” Wall Street International, May 8, 2018.
Boas, Natasha, “(Re)Assembling with Tracey Snelling, First We Take Manhattan
catalogue, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2018.
Tannert, Christoph, “Buildings as Sculpture: Replicated, Reproduced, Exaggerated,
Interrogated, Interpreted,” First We Take Manhattan catalogue, Künstlerhaus Bethanien,
“Il Terzo Giorno: a Parma la mostra che sostiene l’ambiente,” Parma Repubblica, March
Cordray, Julianne, “Tracey Snelling at Künstlerhaus Bethanien,” BPigs, Feb 11, 2018.
Bers, Miriam, “Art Night with Tracey Snelling,” GoArt! Berlin, February 13, 2018.
Kohl, Philipp, “Künstlerin zeigt ihre Schmuddel-Vision vom Leben am Berliner Kotti,” BZ,
January 24, 2018.
Vernissage TV, “Tracey Snelling: First we take Manhattan / Künstlerhaus Bethanien,
Berlin,” video story, February 7, 2018.
“Kunst am Puls der Zeit im ‘Kunsthaus Kollitsch’,” Kleine Zeitung, November 6, 2017.
Taiuti, Lorenzo, “She Devil. Artiste e video a Roma,” Artribune, November 4, 2017.
Rainer H. Schlender, “Ein Museum für morgen,” Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, October
“Frankfurts Stadtmuseum mit neuem Konzept,” Berliner Zeitung, October 4, 2017.
Kimpel, Katrin, “Neues Historisches Museum FrankfurtStadtgeschichte ohne Staub, aber
mit Schneekugel,” Hessenschau, October 8, 2017.
“Stadt Geschichten,” Journal Frankfurt, September 22 - October 5, 2017.
Stillbauer, Thomas, “Ist Frankfurt eine kriminelle Stadt?” Frankfurter Rundschau, August
Rose Sharp, Sarah, “Miniature Dioramas That Contain the Chaos of the World,”
Hyperallergic, April 13, 2017.
Frye, Isabel, “Artist Tracey Snelling opens up the life behind windows,” The Michigan
Daily, March 19, 2017.
“ArtPrize artist investigates world’s poor, social issues, strength,” Cultured.GR,
September 23, 2016.
Vernissage TV, “Tracey Snelling: The Naked City,” September 19, 2016.
Kobel, Stefan, “Sympathetically ambitious - DC Open Part 1: Cologne.” Artmagazine,
September 9, 2017.
Kohlick, Anne, “Jenseits des Puppenhauses,” Monopol, September 2016.
“Wohin am Wochenende?” Monopol, September 2, 2016.
Valerio, Marco, “La Breve storia del futuro in mostra a Palazzo Reale,” Milano Weekend,
March 22, 2016.
Masoero, Ada, “Breve storia del futuro. In 50 opere,” ilgiornaledellarte.com, March 24,
Hestetika, Redazione, “2050: breve storia del futuro,” Hestetika Magazine, March 23,
Michals, Susan, “The Best Art to See in L.A. This January,” Huffington Post, January 7,
Tandy, Katie, “Voyeuristic Artist Tracey Snelling Reminds Us to Look Closer,” The
Establishment, November 11. 2015.
Caro, “Tracey Snelling’s Latest Sculptural Installation Addresses Poverty,” Hi-Fructose,
November 11, 2015.
“One Thousand Shacks, “ Univision, Spring 2015.
Rutigliano, Dario, Wilson, Katherine C., “Tracey Snelling,” Art Habens, spring 2015.
McManus, Austin, “Tracey Snelling,” Juxtapoz, June 2015.
Sutton, Benjamin, “In an Exhibition of Miniatures, the Good, the Bad, and the Lego,”
Hyperallergic, April 6, 2015.
Voynovskaya, Nastia, “Tracey Snelling,” Hi-Fructose, Volume 35.
Anderson, Michael, “Feel Big, Live Small at Apex Art,” White Hot Magazine, March 2015.
Chung, Becky, “Miniature Artists Explain Why They Love Making Tiny Worlds,” The
Creators Project, VICE.com, March 19, 2015.
de Crayencour, Muriel, “Un Insoutenable Legerete,” In the Mu City, January 8, 2015.
Binlot, Ann, “What Not to Miss at Miami’s Satellite Art Fairs,” New York Times, December
Palop, Benoit, “From Virtual Wallpapers to Emoji Gardens, We Explored Digital Art at
Miami Art Week,” VICE.com, December 8, 2014.
Kino, Carol, “A Gallery’s Opening Movement: Jules Maeght Unveils ‘Art in Motion’,” New
York Times, October 23, 2014.
Batet, Janet, “Pan American Art Projects: Bienvenidos a la jungla,” El Nuevo Herald,
November 22, 2014.
“Vernisssage de L’exposition ‘Chapeaux! Hommage a Robert Filliou,” SayWho.fr,
October 2, 2014
Westin, Monika, “Tracey Snelling,” Artforum, January 2014.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 01.18.2014.
Chun, Kimberly, “Tracey Snelling's dioramas explore threats to status quo,” San
Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2013.
WSI Administration,”Marci Washington: Sleeping Spell and Tracey Snelling: Mystery
Hour,” Wall Street International, December 13, 2013
Fiers, Els, “Wang’s House,” Knack Focus magazine, October 9, 2013.
Steverlynck, Sam, “Les Lumieres de la Ville,” Agenda Magazine, September 19, 2013.
Charlesworth, J.J., “Brussels art Days 2013,” ArtReview, September 2013.
Roldán Rueda, Natalia, “Los Habladores, la literatura interpretada por el arte,” June 6,
Leyva-Perez, Irina, “Tracey Snelling: An Urban Narrative,” Artpulse Magazine, no.4,
volume 4, 2013.
Wendt, Selene, “The Storytellers” catalog, with texts including Gerardo Mosquera and
Mario Vargas Llosa, published by the Stenersen Museum, Oslo, 2012.
Cochran, Rebecca, "Picks: Tracey Snelling, Frist Center for Visual Art," Artforum.com,
Jones, Kristin M., "A Small World After All," Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2011.
Op de Beeck, Hans, “Five Questions,” Tracey Snelling: Ten Years catalog, 2010.
Nagele, Christina, “Tracey Snelling,” Anonyme Skulpturen catalog, Galerie im
Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2010.
Green, Tyler, “Not Your Typical Fall Arts Preview,” Artinfo.com, September 7, 2010.
Dufresne, Marie, “Tracey Snelling,” The House in My Head catalog, Kunsthallen Brandts,
Odense, Denmark, 2010.
Armstrong, Stephen, “Revolutionary Gaming with Infinite Possibilities,” Sunday Times
UK, Feb 28, 2010.
Wensink, Herien, “arm/rijk en mens/natuur domineren art rotterdam,” NRC Handelsblad,
Feb 4, 2010.
Kendricks, Neil, “Art World Makes a Run at Sundance Film Festival,” San Diego Union
Tribune, Feb 7, 2010.
Molina, Genaro, “Sundance TwentyTen,” Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2010.
Smallenburg, Sandra, "Miniatuurporno in vervallen Amerika," NRC Handelsblad, April 18,
van Lier, Thomas, "Kunstenaar en fotografe Tracey Snelling over Dirty Pretty Things,"
HP / De Tijd, April 24, 2009.
van Put, Roos, "Cokkie Snoei opent galerie in Amsterdam," Kunstbeeld Nr 4, 2009
Kóvskaya, Maya, “Hitting Dogs with Meat Buns—Tracey Snelling at Urs Meile,” Art
Review, April 2009.
Welton, Carissa , “Blending Inspiration,” China Daily, March 7, 2009.
Goldfine, Gil, “A State of Soulful Introspection,” The Jerusalem Post, Dec 6, 2007.
Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, November 30, 2007.
Yahav, Galia, Time Out Tel-Aviv, November 29, 2007.
Bürklin, Heidi, “Tracey Snelling,” Die Welt, April 14, 2007.
Helfand, Glen, “Critics’ Picks,” ArtForum.com, April 2005.
AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
Roman J. Witt Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
TOKAS Artist Residency, Tokyo, Japan, 2020. POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Cite international des arts, Paris, France, 2020.
Swatch Artist Residency, Shanghai, China, 2018-2019.
Joan Mitchell Foundation residency, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2018.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency, Berlin, Germany, 2017-2018.
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik residency, Berlin, Germany, 2017.
Institute for the Humanities Public Policy Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Award, New York,NY, 2015
Center for Cultural Innovation, Artistic Innovation Grant, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
ArtPrize, Seed Grant for “The Stranger” film, Grand Rapids, MI, 2014
Himalayas Museum residency and exhibition, Zhujiajiao, China, 2010
Urs Meile Gallery residency and exhibition, Beijing, China 2008-2009
KALA Fellowship, Berkeley, CA, 2007.