Stephen Dean

Stephen Dean lives and works in New York.

Dean describes his work to be somewhere in the middle of a triangle that touches upon documentary, the pictorial and video art: ‘that is to say, cinema we watch, though not necessarily from beginning to end.’
His recent solo exhibitions include « Jugglers », Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; « Works on Paper and Edges », Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; « Fever », Le Chateau d’Eau, Bourges, France; Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY; « VOLTA », Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; and « Stephen Dean », Museum of Fine Arts of Santander, Spain.
Dean has also participated in numerous biennials, which include the Moscow Biennial, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 51st Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and the Whitney Biennial.

Dean’s work may be found in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Fonds National d’Art Contem- porain, Paris, France; and the Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.


Stephen Dean vit à New York.

Dean décrit son travail comme se situant quelque part au milieu d’un triangle qui touche au documentaire, à l’art pictural et vidéo : « c’est-à-dire le cinéma que nous regardons, mais pas nécessairement du début à la fin ».
Parmi ses récentes expositions personnelles, citons « Jongleurs », Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo, Brésil ; « Travaux sur papier et bords », Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO ; « Fièvre », Le Château d’Eau, Bourges, France ; Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY ; « VOLTA », Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL ; et « Stephen Dean », Musée des beaux-arts de Santander, Espagne.
Dean a également participé à de nombreuses biennales, dont la Biennale de Moscou, la Biennale de Santa Fe, la 51e Biennale de Venise, la Biennale d’Istanbul et la Biennale de Whitney.

Les œuvres de Dean se trouvent dans les collections permanentes du Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY ; du Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY ; de la National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. ; de la Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT ; du Fonds National d’Art Contem- porain, Paris, France ; et de la Fundacion Jumex, Mexico, Mexique.


Stephen Dean, You Are Here, Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, You Are Here, 2016, glass head pins on Chinese calligraphy paper, 60.5 x 47.5 x 8 cm.
Stephen Dean, You Are Here, Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, Target (black and yellow), 2015, uncoiled paper dartboard, 31 x 31 cm.
Stephen Dean, Target, Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, Target, 2010, uncoiled paper, 57 x 57 cm.
Stephen Dean, Juggler, Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, Juggler, 2014, Aluminium paper and dichroic glass, 80 x 60 cm.
Stephen Dean, Untitled (2), Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, Untitled (2), 2008, watercolor on newspaper, 7.6 x 8 cm.
Stephen Dean, Account, 2010, Monteverita, Monteverita Paris
Stephen Dean, Account, 2010, books, 230 x 16 x 12 cm.



Selected solo exhibitions

Rehearsal with Props, Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo (BRA)
Enigma of Arrival, Hermès Iguatemi, Sao Paulo (BRA)
ROPE, FRAC Corsica, Corte (FR)

Jugglers,  Miles McEnery Gallery, New York (US)
The chaos theory of color,  McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas (US)
Jugglers, Casa Triangulo,  Sao Paolo (BRA)

Works on Paper and Edges,  Baldwin gallery, Aspen, Colorado (US)

Fever,  Centro Cultural Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian (SP)
Fever,  Le Chateau d’Eau, Bourges (FR)
Trampolines,  Ecole Superieure d’Art et Media, Caen (FR)

Watercolors & Videos,  Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado (US)
Silent Pictures, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, New York (US)
Obra Reciente,  Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid (SP)

Countdown,  Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo (BRA)
Miniature,  Tokyo Wonder Site Institute of Contemporary Art (JP)

Angle of bending,  Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado (US)
Silent Pictures,  Sara Meltzer gallery, New York (US)
No More Bets,  Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid (SP)

VOLTA,  Miami Art Museum, Florida (US)
Grand Prix,  Galerie Xippas, Paris (FR)
Exit Contemporary Art Institute, Peja, Kosovo (RKS)

Stephen Dean,  Museum of Fine Arts of Santander (SP)

Galerie Xippas, Athens (GR)

VOLTA,  Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, New York (US)
Galerie Xippas, Paris (FR)

PULSE,  Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, New York (US)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina (US)
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco (US)

Galerie Xippas, Paris (FR)

Hales Gallery, London (UK)
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, California (US)

Galerie Xippas, Paris (FR)

Galerie Cohn-Edelstein, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

Galerie Xippas, Paris (FR)

Selected group exhibitions

Selection from the permanent collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (US)
Times of Upheaval. Stories and microstoriesin the IVAM collection, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia (SP)
Remake – Quand la video rejoue le cinema, FRAC Normandie Rouen (FR)
Projection of Presence, Elgyz Museum, Istanbul (TK)
Imagetica Hot, curated by Henrique Menezes, Galeria do DMAE, Porto Alegre (BRA)

Naturel/Pas Naturel, Palais Fesch – Musée des Beaux-Arts, 20000 Ajaccio (FR)
Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, Tang Museum / The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, NY (US)
Vidéos d’artistes #17 – La photographie française existe… Je l’ai rencontréeMEP, Paris (FR)
Mouvements, rue Visconti, Paris (FR)
The Beautiful Game, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL (US) curated by Franklin Sirmans
En voiture, artistes de la collection des Abattoirs, Musée/FRAC, Lézignan-Corbières (FR)

Round Colours, Monteverita, Paris (FR)
Sans Reserve, Parcours de la collection, MACVAL, Vitry Sur Seine (FR)

Coleccion olorVISUAL,  curated by Nekane Aramburu,  Es Baluard, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma (SP)
Slow Dimwitted Carnage,  Coustof Waxman gallery, New York, NY (US)
Radiant Space,  McClain gallery, Houston, TX (US)
Matin Midi Soir,  curated by Laure Flammarion,  Honoré Visconti , Paris (FR)
Black & White & Red All Over, Anne Deleporte & Stephen Dean, curated by Sara Reisman,  galerie l’inlassable, Paris (FR)
Tropicalia,  L’Inlassable Museum, Paris (FR)
Foot Foraine, curated by Jean Max Colard, La Villette, Paris (FR)

The Museum Imagined,  curated by Lilly Wei,  Danese Corey Gallery,  New York, NY (US)
Nature/Nurture,  curated by Ron Platt,  Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI (US)
Arquitecturas y Espacios en la Collecion RAC,  Centro Cibeles, Madrid (SP)
IRIS Time, L’Inlassable Museum, New York, NY (US)
(647912), L’Inlassable galerie, New York, NY (US)

Futbol: The Beautiful Game
,  curated by Frankin Sirmans,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (US)
FAIRPLAY,  curated by Cristina Perrella,  Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome (IT)
Art=Text+Art, Works from the Kramarsky Collection, UB Anderson gallery, University of Buffalo, NY (US)
Light3,  curated by Lilly Wei,  Fridman gallery, New York, NY (US)
Honoré,  curated by Laure Flammarion & Pauline Leveque,  Rue Visconti, Paris (FR)
Rumor…decolonials,  curated by Suset Sanchez,  Collecion La Caixa,  Barcelona (SP)
Casa Triangulo No Pivo,  Copan Building, Sao Paolo (BRA)

Junkies’ promises,  curated by Ivan Navarro,  Paul Kasmin gallery, New York, NY (US)
Art=Text=Art, Works from the Kramarsky Collection,  The Hafnarfjordur Center of Fine Art (ICL)
Celestial,  McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas (US)

Shock of the news,  curated by Judith Brodie,  National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (US)
Audience as Subject,  curated by Betti-Sue Hertz,  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (US)
Art=Text=Art, Works from the Kramarsky Collection,  Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ (US)
Targets,  curated by Claude d’Anthenaise,  Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (FR)
Les Maitres du Désordre,  curated by Jean de Loisy,  Musee du quai Branly, Paris (FR)

Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum, Pro Arte foundation / Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.Petersurg (RU)
Art=Text=Art, Works from the Kramarsky Collection,  Richmond University Museum, Virginia (US)
Car Fetish, I drive therefore I am,  curated by Roland Wetzel,  Tinguely Museum, Basel (CH)
Mary Poppins is a junkie,  ShowRoom Gallery, New York (US)
Grande Image Lab,  curated by Christophe Domino,  Nuit Blanche, Paris (FR)
L’ Art est un sport de combat,  curated by Jean-Marc Huitorel,  Musée des Beaux Arts de Calais (FR)

The Jewel Thief
,  curated by Jessica Stockholder & Ian Berry,  Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York (US)
I Mutanti,  curated by Eric de Chassey,  Villa Medici, Rome (IT)
Coleccion Premios Altadis,  curated by Maria and Lorena Del Corral,  La Lonja, Alicante (SP)
Cromocronias,  Centro José Guerrero, Granada (SP)
One Shot,  curated by Pierre-Olivier Rollin,  B.P.S.22 Charleroi (BE)

Against Exclusion,  curated by Jean Hubert Martin,  3rd Moscow Biennial, Garage for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (RU)
Talking Pictures,  curated by Laura Steward,  SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (MX)
Wintry,  Magazzino d’ Arte Moderna, Rome (IT)
AUTO, Dream and Matter,  curated by Alberto Martin,  Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo de Madrid (SP)

Double Down: Two Visions of Las Vegas,  curated by Henry Urbach,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (US)
Into the trees,  curated by Lilly Wei,  Art OMI, Ghent (BE)
Plus de réalité,  Le Hangar a Bananes, Nantes (FR)
Landerspiel,  Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt (AUS)

Mouth Open, Teeth Showing, Major works from the True Collection,  Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington (US)
20th anniversary show,  Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York (US)
Esquiador en el fondo de un pozo, curated by Michel Blanc-Sube,  La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico (MX)
Building Spills and Spins Past Midnight,  Galerie Les Filles du Calvaires, Brussels (BE)

Stillpoints of the Turning World,  curated by Klaus Ottman,  Site Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico (MX)
New York Interrupted,  curated by Dan Cameron, PKM gallery, Beijing (CN)
Ball the Wall,  David Risley Gallery, London (UK)
The Beautiful Game,  curated by Franklyn Sirmans & Trevor schoonmaker,  Roebbling Hall Gallery, New York, New York (US)
La Force de l’art,  Grand Palais, Paris (FR)
Human Game,  Fondazione Pitti, Stazione Leopole, Florence (IT)
L’ Inde dans tous les sens,  curated by Hervé Mikaeloff,  L’Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (FR)
Art and Football,  curated by Alfons Hug,  Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

Always a Little Further,  curated by Rosa Martinez,  Arsenal, 51st International Venice Biennial (IT)
Facade projections,  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (US)
Roundleather world,  curated by Harald Szeeman,  Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (DE)
War is over,  Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (IT)
Paris in Shanghai,  curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso,  Shanghai Museum of Fine Art (CN)
Parilla,  curated by Ivan Navarro,  Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, (CHL)
Airborne,  Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, New York (US)
Double Vision,  curated by Maria Rosa Sossai,  Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome (IT)

The Joy of my Dreams,  curated by Harald Szeeman, 1st International Biennial of Sevilla (SP)
Open House,  Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York (US)
Prix Altadis,  Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris / Elba Benitez, Madrid (SP)
The Human Condition, The Dream of a Shadow, Museo d’Historia, Barcelona (SP)
Multitudes,  Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain Corse (FR)

Poetic Justice,  curated by Dan Cameron,  8th Istanbul Biennial (TK)
Living with Duchamp,  curated by Ian Berry,  Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (US)
The Stadium,  Muro Sur: Contemporary Art Gallery, Santiago (CHL)
Post-Impact,  curated by Georges Armaos,  Collection Portalakis, Athenes (GR)
Nuit Blanche,  curated by Noelle Chabert,  Musée Zadkine, Paris (FR)

Whitney Biennial,  curated by Larry Rinder,  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (US)
The Theory of Leisure,  curated by Dan Cameron,  La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico (MX)
Nao e cinema, nao e televisao e nem e video,  Capacete Entertainments, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Déplacements,  curated by Dominique Abensour,  Le Quartier, Quimper (FR)
Exotisme, vu d’ici, vues d’ailleurs, Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain Corse (FR)

Finely Drawn, curated by Ron Platt,  Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina (US)

Wall paper,  Nicolas Davis Gallery, New York New, New York (US)
Hales Gallery, London (UK)

Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, New York (US)
Oeuvres du FNAC,  Musée de Grenoble (FR)

Walk on the Soho Side,  curated by Marc Pottier,  New York, New York (US)
Guillaume Galozzi Gallery,  New York, New York (US)
Autour de Cercle et Carré, curated by Olivier Kaeppelin, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc (FR)

Selection Spring’ 95,  The Drawing Center, New York, New York (US)
Avant-garde Walk in Venezia, curated by Marc Pottier, Venice (IT)

Crash,  curated by Tom Zummer,  Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York (US)
Friends,  55 Mercer St. Gallery, New York, New York (US)
Possible Things,  curated by Vik Muniz,  Bardamu Gallery, New York, New York (US)
Artists in the Marketplace,  Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York, New York (US)

Public Collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (US)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (US)
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (US)
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Blanton Museum of Arts, Austin, Texas (US)
RICE University Public Art for Public Schools, NY (US)
Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, New Haven CT (US)
Elgiz Museum, Istanbul (TK)
Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (SP)
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris (FR)
Find Regional d’Art Contemporain, Corse (FR)
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)
Coleccion La Caixa, Barcelona, Madrid (SP)
Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (IS)
La Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (MX)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (CH)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina (US)

Public Commissions

Helliotropism, Reflecting Pool, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, MI
wHY Architecture (schematic phase)

Crossworlds, N.Y.C. Percent for Art / N.Y.C. Department of CUltural Affairs, PS 889 / IS 890, Brooklyn, NY, (US),
Purcell Architects, NY (US)

Flags, A.S. Velasca Soccer Club, Milan (IT)

How Far Is Red, SWATCH, AG Airside Center
Zurich International Airport (CH)
GRIMSHAW Architects, London

Ladder descending the Staircase,  Rice University Public Art,
Anderson – Clarke Center for Continuing Studies, Houston, Texas (US)
OVERLAND Partners Architects, San Antonio

Fever, produced with Grande Image Lab,

Proscenium, Progressive Isurance Corporation, Main lobby, Cleveland, OH (US)
Bialosky + Partners Architects, NY (US)

Shibuya 1000, Shibuya Station, produced with Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (JP)

VOLTA, Façade projection, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY (US)

Painted Time, SWATCH Ag, Biel (CH)

Abacus, Progressive Insurance Corporation, Campus lobby, Cleveland, OH (US)
Bialosky + Partners Architects, NY

Awards and residencies 

CEC Artslinks grant, Pro Arte Foundation, St Petersburg (RU)

Rome prize, Villa Medici, Rome (IT)

Creator in Residence, Tokyo Wonder Site Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP)


Travel Grant, US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Diyarbakyr (TK)

Best Art Film, Bilbao International Film Festival (SP)
Best European short film, Corto Circuito, Short-film festival, Naples, Italy

Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, NY (US)

Festivals and screenings

VideoBox, Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)
ARTE Video Night, Maison Européenne de la Photo, Paris (FR)

Videos d’ Artiste #8, Stephen Dean & Anne Deleporte,  Maison Européenne de la Photo, Paris (FR)

ARTE Video Night,  Palais de Tokyo, Paris –  ARTE TV, Germany / France

Stephen Dean painter/film-maker,  ARTE TV, Germany / France
Initiation to Mystery,  Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier, Paris (FR)

ARTE Video Night,  Petit Palais, Paris – ARTE TV, Germany / France

Cutting the edge,  Miami international film festival, , Florida (US)

Histoires courtes,  France 2 TV (FR)

L’experience metisse,  Auditorium du Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris (FR)

In Progress,  Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno (CH)
Situations construites,  Attitudes, Geneva (CH)
Festival Art Rock,  Saint Brieuc (FR)
Exhibition,  ARTE TV Germany/France

Edinburgh Film Festival (SCO)
Rencontres International Paris/Berlin,  Arsenal, Berlin (DE)

Best European short film, Corto Circuito,  Short-film festival, Naples (IT)
Jury’s special mention, Festival du court métrage en plein air de Grenoble (FR)
International Film Festival, Athens (GR)
Best documentary, Festival du Film d’Aubagne (FR)
Best photography, Filmvideo, Festival de Montecatini, Pistoia (IT)
Golden Key – Artefacts, International Art Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia
International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
International short film Festival, La Ciotat (FR)
International Film Festival of Fine Arts, Szolnok (HUG)
Best documentary, Bilbao International Film Festival (SP)

Festival International du Film d’Art, Montréal (CA)