Chronology

Carolee Schneemann Chronology

Special thanks to Lotte Johnson and Chris Bayley, as well as Chloe Austin, Flora Dunster, Hayley Jackson, Zaena Sheehan and Antonia Eugenie Seal for their work compiling this timeline

1939
Carolee Schneemann is born in Fox Chase, Pennsylvania
1956
Meets the composer James Tenney in New York. He is from Colorado on scholarship to Julliard in music. They secretly marry. They live together and collaborate until 1968.

Presented at Polari Gallery, New York, NY
1957
Three Figures after Pontormo, oil on canvas

Stan Brakhage’s film Loving (8mm) features Schneemann and Tenney
1958
Personae: JT and Three Kitch’s, oil on canvas

Portrait of Jane Brakhage, oil on canvas
1959
BA Painting on Scholarship, Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson.

Stan Brakhage’s film Cat’s Cradle (16mm) features Schneemann, Tenney, Kitch, and Jane Brakhage
1960
Schneemann stages her first performance work, Labyrinths, directing a group of friends to use the tree as an ‘environment’ through which to proceed, while Schneemann herself observes from an upstairs window.

Quarry Transposed (Central Park in the Dark), painting construction on board: wood, paint, glass cups, wire, photograph

December Re-Membered, construction: wooden box, photographs, paint, fabric, light
1961
MFA Fellowship in Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Schneemann moves to New York and finds fur-cutters loft at West 29th Street, New York, where she works for many years.

Works as fine arts editor for Second Coming magazine, with poet Michael Benedikt as literary editor. Contributors include writer Susan Sontag, composer John Cage, artist Allan Kaprow and choreographer Merce Cunningham.

Conversions, painting construction: wood, paint, rope, metal on board

Featured in exhibition at Worchester Art Center, Lawrence College, Appleton, WI
1962
Participates in Oldenburg’s performance Store Days I as part of The Store: Ray Gun Manufacturing Company, 107 East 2nd Street (produced in cooperation with the Green Gallery, New York).

Glass Environment for Sound and Motion, kinetic theater, The Living Theater, New York

Colorado House, construction on plywood base: wood, wire, fur, bottles, fabric, broom handle, flag, photograph

Native Beauties (1962–64), construction in wooden box: photographs, limoge, cup, bones, dead bird

Mink Paws Turret, Artist’s Studio, New York, NY

Included in Group Exhibition, Theater Innovations, Denver, CO
1963
Four Fur Cutting Boards, construction on board: paint, lights, photographs, fabric, hubcap, motorized umbrellas

Carl Ruggle’s Christmas Breakfast, 7-minute Super 8 film of composer Carl Ruggles and James Tenney.

Newspaper Event, kinetic theater, Judson Dance Theater, New York

Chromelodeon, kinetic theater, Judson Dance Theater, New York

Lateral Splay, kinetic theater, Judson Dance Theater, New York

Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera, photographs by Erró

Eye Body presented at Artist’s Studio, New York, NY

Maximus at Gloucester, construction on board: paint, photographs, fabric, lobster trap, nets, glass

Select group shows:

Group Exhibition, The Federation of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Three Worlds, 10/4 Gallery, New York, NY
1964
Benedict Arnold Foundation (Walter Gutman), Performance Grant

Schneemann and Tenney move to Connecticut, with Schneemann retaining her studio in Manhattan. In the Spring, Schneemann leaves for Europe and visits Paris, London, and Venice for the 32nd Biennale.

Music Box Music, mirror construction with music boxes, exhibited at Pitt St, New York and Tone Roads Concert, The New School, New York

Meat Joy premieres at Festival de La Libre Expression, Paris; is performed at Dennison Hall, London, and Judson Dance Theater, New York

Schneemann participates in Robert Morris’s Site as a living version of Édouard Manet's Olympia, Stage 73, Pocket Theater, Judson Church, New York

Schneemann and Tenney appear in Yoko Ono’s Fluxfilm #4: Bottoms

Gift Science, construction in wooden box: slides, mirrors, moving lights, pain, bird

The Sale, Artist’s Studio, New York, NY

Included in Contemporary Drawing, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
1965
Tenney moves in with Schneemann at 437 Springtown Road, New Paltz, after purchasing the house together. There they begin filming Fuses.

The Queen’s Dog, kinetic theater with Ken Dewey, Judson Dance Theater, New York

Noise Bodies, kinetic theater with James Tenney, Avant-Garde Festival, Judson Hall, New York

Ghost Rev, performance with Phoebe Neville for New Cinema Festival I, Cinematheque, Astor Place Theater, New York

Viet-Flakes, 16mm color toned film with sound collage by James Tenney, 7 minutes

One Window is Clear–Notes to Lou Andreas Salomé, construction on Masonite: paint, fabric, photographs, recording tape, gloves, canvas

Included in Objects by Five, Van de Bovenkamp Gallerie, New York, NY
1966
Water Light/Water Needle, kinetic theater, premieres at St. Marks Church, New York and is then performed outdoors at the Havemeyer Estate in Lake Mahwah, New Jersey

Pharaoh’s Daughter, construction in wooden box: lights, slides, paint, clock

Moorman hosts the fourth annual Avant Garde Festival, at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park. Schneemann stages a performance titled Something.

Schneemann and Tenney appear in Yoko Ono’s Film No. 4 (Bottoms), for which Ono edited together short shots of her friends’ naked bottoms.
1967
Snows, kinetic theater, part of anti-Vietnam war Angry Artist’s Week, Martinique Theater, New York

Body Collage, solo performance photographed in artist’s loft, also 16mm silent film

Round House, kinetic theater, Dialectics of Liberation conference, London

Nightcrawlers, kinetic theater with James Tenney and Mitsou Naslednikov, Expo 67, Pavilion de la Jeunesse, Montreal

Included in:

Scores & Drawings: John Cage Notations, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

Snug Harbor, Avant--Garde Festival, Staten Island, NY
1968
Croton Press, Writer’s Grant

New York State Council on the Arts, Intermedia Grant

Illinois Central, kinetic theater with 160-degree slide projection by Art Sinsabaugh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Naked Action Lecture, solo action, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Participates in poet Michael Benedikt’s happening Tears at Max’s Kansas City.
1969
Begins researching the Sexual Parameters Survey after the end of her relationship with Tenney.

Schneemann is identified as one of Andy Warhol’s ‘dirty half dozen’ in an article of the same name for Esquire. Accompanying Warhol’s polaroids, Esquire writes that ‘C. Schneemann strips for Kinetic Theater.’ The five other artists are Slum Goddess, Yayoi Kusama, Louis Abolafia, Charlotte Moorman, and R. Cooper.

Leaves New York for France, where Fuses is being screened at the Cannes Film Festival having been awarded the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Selection prize. She leaves with the intention of staying in Europe and sublets the house in New Paltz. Moves to London with her cat Kitch.

Fuses, self-shot 16mm erotic film, is awarded the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Selection prize.

Portrait Partials, self-shot photographic grid (with John Lifton)
1970
Cassandra Foundation Grant

Spends the summer in London, mixing with artists including Rita Donagh, Barry Flanagan, Francis Bacon, and Richard Hamilton.

Thames Crawling, kinetic theater with inflatables, International Underground Film Festival, London

Schlaget Auf, solo action, Fluxus Fluxorum Festival Forum, Berlin

Meat Systems 1: Electronic Activation Room, cybernetic environment with John Lifton, Kölnischer Kunstverein

Included in Happenings and Fluxus, curated by Harald Szeemann at the Kunstverein in Cologne

Appears in the film Times Four by Steven Dwoski.
1971
Meets Anthony McCall. They collaborate and live together until 1976.

Plumb Line (1968–71), 18 min, color, sound, Super 8 film printed as 16mm

Schneemann and McCall begin Reel Time, a ‘mutual film diary’.

Group show:

Electronic Activation Room, Happenings & Fluxus, Kunstverein, Koln, Germany
1972
Schneemann marries Anthony McCall.

Ices Strip, solo event, Ices Festival Train, London-Edinburgh

Exercise for Couples with Anthony McCall, sequence of 10 black and white mounted photographs, with hand coloring and collage

Aggression for Couples with Anthony McCall, sequence of 10 black and white mounted photographs, with hand coloring and collage

Parts of a Body House Book, Beau Geste Press, Devon, edited by Felipe Ehrenberg
1973
Returns to the United States with Anthony McCall and Kitch.

The Whitney Museum of American Art screens an evening of Schneemann’s films.

Up to and Including Her Limits (originally titled Trackings) is performed at 10th Avant-Garde Festival, Grand Central Station, New York

Cooking with Apes, Fylkingen Festival, Stockholm
1974
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

New York State Council for the Arts and NEA: Women’s/Artists/Filmmakers Grant

Nude on Tracks, action for camera, photographs by Charles Stein, 5 photographs

Americana I Ching Apple Pie, solo performance at Greene Street Gallery, New York

Cézanne, She Was a Great Painter, self-published artist book, Trespass Press, Springtown, New York

Up to and Including Her Limits, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; Anthology Film Archive, NYC; Artists' Space, NYC; London Filmmakers Cooperative; Arts Meeting Place, London
1975
New York State Council for the Arts and NEA: Women’s/Artists/Filmmakers Grant

Interior Scroll, solo performance for Women Here & Now, East Hampton, Long Island, New York

Select group shows:

Artists and Post Cards, Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, NY

Group Exhibition, Tarte Gallery, New York, NY

Throw Away, Avant-Garde Festival, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
1976
Kitch dies, February 3rd.

Her relationship with McCall dissolves and a new one begins with publisher Bruce McPherson.

New York State Council for the Arts and NEA: Women’s/Artists/Filmmakers Grant

Up to and Including Her Limits, The Kitchen, NYC; Studiogalerie, Berlin; Basel Art Fair, Switzerland

ABC–We Print Anything–In the Cards, set of 155 cards with text and photographs

Select group shows:

32-Inch Reading Room, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Painting, State University of New York Gallery, New York, NY

Charles Henri Ford Invites Post Cards, Iolas Gallery, New York, NY

Judson Dance Theater Exhibit and Archives, Judson Church, New York, NY
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

New York State Council for the Arts and NEA: Women’s/Artists/Filmmakers Grant

HOMERUNMUSE, solo performance, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Interior Scroll, solo performance, Telluride Film Festival

ABC–We Print Anything–In the Cards, performance, New York University, New York; Gallery De Appel, Amsterdam; Festival of Performance Art, Arnhem, Netherlands

Multiples, Archives Francesco Conz, Italy

Select group shows:

La Boutique Aberrante, Centre Ceorges Pomidou, Paris, France

Contact: Women and Nature, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT

Nothing But Nudes, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY
1978
ZBS Sound Production Grant for Film

CAPS Grant-Fellowship, Multimedia

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

Kitch’s Last Meal, Super-8 diary film shot over five years, is completed

Select group shows:

The Museum of Drawers, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

Artwords and Bookworks, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Artists Books, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

Women’s Art by Four, Galeria Karki, Warsaw, Poland
1979
More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Works and Selected Writings, edited and published by Bruce McPherson, Documentext, Kingston, New York

Forbidden Actions, C Space, New York, NY

Select group shows:

Io e Gli Altri, Galeria Apollinaire, Milan, Italy

Film as Film, Film Festival, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Artist and Book—The Literal Use of Time, Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1980
Saw Over Want (1980-82), self-shot photographic grid: Chromaprints from color Xerox, dye, text inserts on wood

Correspondence Course (1980-83), triptych: self-shot silver prints mounted on silkscreened text

Dirty Pictures, kinetic theater performance with slide text film, Collective for Living Cinema, New York

Select group shows:

A Decade of Women’s Performance, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Camere Incantate/Espansione dell’Immagine, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Heresies Benefit Exhibit, Marino Gallery, New York, NY

Pierre Restany: Homage to George Maciunas, Mohammed Centro di Communicazione, Genova, Italy

Harbingers of Apolcalypse, Museum fur Kultur, Berlin, Germany

Public Policy/ Architectural Propositions, The Storefront, New York, NY

International Artists’ Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1981
Infinity Kisses I (Cluny) (1981–87), photogrid wall installation, 35mm photographs Xerachrome prints on linen. The self-shot photographic process begins in 1981 and continues until 1988.

Image/Texts and Debris Grid, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, DC

Fresh Blood—A Dream Morphology, REAL ART WAYS: Harford, Connecticut; Feminist Art Institute, Baltimore; Institute of the Arts, University of Oklahoma; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C; Gestures and Language Series: East Main Street Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Sheldon Film Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska; Antwerpen, Belgium. Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Middelburg, Holland; Gemeentelijke Culturele Dienst; Symposium International D'Art Performance, Lyon, France; Sex and Language, International Congress of Psychoanalysis, NYC; Washington Project for the Arts, DC.

Select group shows:

The Broken Surface, Bennington College Gallery, Bennington, VT

Broken Surfaces, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

Card Art Action, de Meervaart Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Drawings in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Miedzynarodowe Triennale Rysenku/ International Drawing Triennial, Warsaw, Poland
1982
Carolee Schneemann: Early Work, survey of early paintings, photographs and films at Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

Select group shows:

Fresh Blood - A Dream Morphology, Second Intermedia Performance Festival, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Performing the Person: Displacements of Life Narrative, SUNY Buffalo, NY.
Burnout, The Storefront, New York, NY.

Mother Lexicon, 12th International Sound Poetry Festival. Washington Square Church, New York, NY.
1983
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Grant

War Mop, kinetic sculpture: plexiglass construction, mechanized mop, motor and video monitor playing video sequence of the war in Lebanon

Souvenir of Lebanon, archival footage of systematic bombardment of Palestinian villages

Dust Paintings, series of paintings of ink, ashes, acrylic, dye, glass, fur, and circuit boards, on heavy rag paper

Carolee Schneemann: Recent Work, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, NY; Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Works on Paper, Rutgers University, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ

Select group shows:

Film as Installation, The Clocktower, New York, NY

Events by Eight Artists, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Basel Art Fair, Renate Fassbender Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

100 Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY

Small Objects, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Mixed Grill, Grommet Gallery, New York, NY

Artists’ Books, M&R Fricke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
1984
Cycles-Re-Cycles, Kent State University, Department of Fine Arts, University Gallery, Kent, OH

Carolee Schneemann: Recent Work, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Performed Paintings and Works on Paper, Kleinart Gallery, Woodstock, NY

Select group shows:

Salvaged–The Origins of Assemblage (with Arman, Kienholz, Rauschenberg, George Brecht, Tinguely), P.S.1, Long Island City, New York

Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism and Performance 1958–1964, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Carnival Knowledge, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

Art as Social Conscience, Blum Avery Gallery, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Artists Call, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

The Drawing as Object and Idea, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Sound Art, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

The Body Politic, Tower Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Carolee Schneemann: Recent Work, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, NY

Select group shows:

Modern Machines: Recent Kinetic Sculpture, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York, NY

Group Work, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, NY

Disformation, Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1986
Carolee Schneemann: Recent and Early Work, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

War Mop exhibited in Modern Machines: Recent Kinetic Sculpture, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York

Hand/Heart for Ana Mendieta exhibited in Recent & Early Work, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Select group shows:

Letters, Clocktower, New York, NY

The Definitive Assemblage Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Prints, Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC

The Heroic Female, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

A Celebration of the Arts, City Gallery, New York, NY

The Male Nude—Women Regard Men, Hudson Galleries, New York, NY

Tracking, Tracing, Marking, Pacing, National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY

Gentlemen’s Choice, Women’s Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Homage to Ana Mendieta, Zeus Trabia Gallery, New York, NY

Naked: Toward A Visual Culture, University of Colorado and Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
1987
Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Artist Grant

In the Spring, Schneeman’s cat Cluny dies. A few months later Schneemann and McPherson separate.

Venus Vectors, sculptural installation, in Sacred Spaces, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York

Video Rocks, multi-media installation: hand-cast rocks, 5 video monitors, 10 plexiglass rods with 10 halogen lights, 2 channel video, painting: acrylic on paper

Select group shows:

Sacred Spaces, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Dark Rooms, Artists Space, New York, NY

The Political is Personal, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

Six From the Hudson Valley, Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington, NY

With Her Body in Mind, Hera Gallery, Providence, RI

Connections Project, MOCHA, New York, NY

Landmark Art Project, Museum of Seasonal Change, La Jolla, CA
1988
Self-Shot: Photographic Sequence and Video Installation, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

Select group shows:

New Rituals in Contemporary Art, Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Apollo, Dionysus and Job: Performance Art and the Theater of the Object, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Cycladic Imprints, New Music America, Miami, FL

Issues That Won’t Go Away, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
1989
Jim’s Lungs, 12 panels with ink, paint, chalk, photographs

Select group shows:

The Theater of the Object, 1958–1972: Reconstructions, Recreation, Reconsiderations, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Fluxus & Co., Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

Subjective Lines—Objective Video, Colgate University Dana Arts Center, Hamilton, NY

Exhibit by Happenings Artists, Galerie Genie, Paris, France

Exhibit, Galerie 1900–2000, Paris, France

Faculty Exhibit, Huntington Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

International Experimental Film Congress, Toronto, Canada

A Different War, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
1990
Cycladic Imprints, kinetic/projection installation at Emily Harvey Gallery, New York

Scroll Painting with Exploded TV, Nahan Contemporary, New York, NY

Select group shows:

The Tao of Contemporary Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

The Avant-Garde 1950-1990, Venice Biennale curated by Gino Di Maggio, Venice, Italy

Concrete Utopia, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

Christmas Group Exhibit, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

Fluxus Closing In, Salvatore Ala, New York, NY

Pharmacy, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fluxus Subjectiv, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Pianofortissimo, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy

Pharmacy, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Interviewed by Andrea Juno for the anthology Angry Women. The edition also features Guerilla Girls, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, Value Export and bell hooks.

Video Burn / Scroll Paintings with Exploded TV, solo exhibit at Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

Ask the Goddess, solo performance filmed at the Owen Sound festival, Canada

Select group shows:

The Projected Image 1991, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Iron City Flux and Fluxus Deluxe, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

A Grave Silence: From Hitler to Helms, Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Lists, Cage Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1992
Vulva’s Morphia, wall installation floating printed photographic panels with fans

Cycladic Imprints, Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Randolph St. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Unexpectedly Research, Douglass Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Select group shows:

Music for Eye and Ear, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

FluxAttitudes, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Erotiques, AB Galleries, Paris, France

Artists of Conscience: 16 Years of Social and Political Commentary, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

Blast Benefit, X-Art Foundation, New York, NY

The Transparent Thread: Asian Philosophy in Recent American Art, curated by Gail Gelburd and Geri De Paoli, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Sarah Campbell Blauffer Gallery, Houston, TX; Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Seeing Red, White, and Blue: Censored in the USA, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Made/Enacted, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

A Feminist Erotic Iconography, Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The Rag Trade, The Inter Art Center, New York, NY
1993
Guggenheim Fellowship

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquires Infinity Kisses I (Cluny)

Select group shows:

Blast Benefit, X-Art Foundation, New York, NY

Faculty Artists 1981-1993, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY

Abject Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Action, Performance and the Photograph, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Living Rites, Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York, NY

Coming to Power – 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, David Zwirner, New York, NY

In the Spirit of Fluxus, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1920: The Subtlety of Subversion – The Continuity of Interversion, Exit Art, New York, NY

Please Observe, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bodily, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

Performing Objects, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

FluxAttitudes, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Nine Is a Four Letter Word Cycladic Imprints: Letterpress Edition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA; Galerie Zander, Cologne, Germany; Michael Lowe Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Key Gallery, Richmond, VA
1994
Matrilineage and Inside Codex, Syracuse University, New York, NY
Mortal Coils, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

Arfleifð Carolee Schneemann: Brú milli tímanna rennra, Gallery Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland

Select group shows:

Blast Art Benefit, TZ’ Art & Co Gallery, New York, NY

The Return of the Cadaver Exquisite, Drawing Center, New York, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Fundacion para el Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico

The Exquisite Corpse, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Included in Shape Your Body: Verso il Corpo Astratto, La Giarina, Verona, Italy

Oh Boy! It’s a Girl!, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Neo-Dada: Redefining Art, American Federation of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1995
Schneemann is diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and breast cancer.

Mortal Coils, multimedia installation: 4 slide projector units with motorized mirror systems, 17 motorized manila ropes, suspended and revolving from ceiling units, "In Memoriam" wall scroll text; opens at Penine Hart Gallery, New York

Carolee Schneemann: Two Installations (Moral Coils and Up to and Including Her Limits), Kunstraum, Vienna, Austria

Something Special: Carolee Schneemann Recent Prints and Photographs, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Recent Prints: Perceptual Pollution – Benday and Pixel, Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Wakefield, RI

Carolee Schneemann: Compositions with Interior Scroll, Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada

Select group shows:

System Aesthetics: Works from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Multimediale 4, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Human/Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Bestial Angels, William King Art Center, Abingdon, Virginia

Exhibition of Alternative Religions, First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc., New York, NY

Wheel of Fortune: Artists Interpret the Tarot, Lombard/Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

Feminin/Masculin: Le Sexe de l’art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Revolution: Art of the Sixties from Warhol to Beuys, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Women on the Verge (Fluxus or Not), Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Action/Performance and the Photograph, Craig Krull Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Phallic Symbols: Images in Contemporary Art, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY

Outside the Frame: Performance & the Object, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Revealing Desire, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY

Endurance, Exit Art, New York, NY

Recent Acquisitions: Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

In a Different Light, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, CA

Acconci, Antoni, Burden, Mendieta, Nauman, Schneemann, Wilke, Natalie Karg/Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY

Neo-Dada: Redefining Art, organized by the American Federation of Arts, The Equitable Gallery, New York, NY

In The Spirit of Fluxus, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Hors Limites 1960–1995, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
1996
P.P.O.W Gallery begins representing Schneemann. She travels to Mexico for experimental cancer therapies.

Carolee Schneemann: Up To and Including Her Limits, retrospective curated by Dan Cameron, New Museum, New York

Known/Unknown Plague Column, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Fragments of Known/Unknown – Plague Column, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada

Out of Action: Between Performance and the Object, 1949–1979, curated by Paul Schimmel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; full installation of Schneemann’s 1960s loft on 29th street

Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965 (with Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Kerouac, Ginsberg and others) at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, November 9–February 4, 1996; travels to Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, June 2–September 15; M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, October 5–December 31; Quarry Transposed, painting-construction, 1962

Known/Unknown–Plague Column installed at Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, May 10 May–June 20, 1996; travels to Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada

Select group shows:

Le Cirque 96: Une Manifestation d’artistes Contemporains, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, France

(Nude): A Comparison of the Artist in Video from the 1970s and 1990s, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY

Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975–Now, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

Action/Performance and the Photograph, Craig Krull Gallery, Pasadena, CA; Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Virtual Reality Touching Pornography, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Instructions Per Second, International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal, Canada; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Meet the Artist, SoHo Arts Festival, New York, NY

Fifth Year Celebration, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Hall of Mirrors: Art & Film Since 1945, Museum of Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Body as a Membrane, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

Devotional Writers, Biblio's Bookstore and Cafe, New York, NY

Drawings and Maquettes by Sculptors, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada

Estro Turf, Annika Sundvik Gallery, New York, NY

Wheel of Fortune: Artists Interpret the Tarot, Lombard/Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

Feminin/Masculin: le Sexe de l’Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1998
Andrea Frank Foundation Artist Grant, New York

Pollock-Krasner Artist Grant, New York

Infinity Kisses II (Vesper), 30 self-shot 35mm Ilfachrome prints in grid

Mysteries of the Pussies is performed at the Porin Taidemuseo, Finland

Select group shows:

Promuovere l’Alluvione: Fluxus nella sua Epoca 1958–1978, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Umbertide, Italy

The Tip of the Iceberg: A Response to New York Museums, Dorfman Projects, New York, NY

Animal, Anima, Animus, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland

The Theater of Cruelty, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY

The Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, NY

Techno: An Exhibition of Modern Art, Gallery Eugenia Cucalon, New York, NY

Museau d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949–1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: Duchamp/Contemporary Artists Respond to Marcel Duchamp’s Influence, Abraham Lubelsky Gallery, New York, NY

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949–1979, Osterreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Museau d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
1999
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

ArtPace Foundation Artist Grant, San Antonio, Texas

Vesper’s Pool is created during a residency at ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas

Carolee Schneemann: Drawing Performance at the Art Gallery at University of Southern Maine, Gorham, January 21–February 27

Carolee Schneemann: Strike—Mark—Motion at Mabel Smith Douglass Galleries, Rutgers University, New Jersey, September 30–November 13

Select group shows:

The American Century: Art & Culture 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Out of Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Coming to Life: The Figure in American Art 1955-1965, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Red Square, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Treatment: Women’s Bodies in Medical Science and Art, Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ

New Works: 99.1, Art Pace Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Animal, Anima, Animus, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

No Limits: A Celebration of Freedom and Art, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY; Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Art for Arts Sake, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

An Inadequate History of Conceptual Art, American Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Calendar 2000, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Hedge: Between Time and Inten, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, NY

Head to Toe: Impressing the Body, University Gallery of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2000
Chicago Caucus for Women in the Arts Lifetime Acheivement Award

More Wrong Things, site-specific multi-channel video installation with suspended cable environment, White Box, New York

Vespers Pool, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

Select group shows:

MAN Body in Art from 1950–2000, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, The Nelson-Atkin’s Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Unexpectedly Research, Arco Collections, Madrid, Spain

Here Kitty Kitty, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

The End: An 18-Year History of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY

Double Space, Apex Gallery, New York, NY

Sensuality, Love and Sexuality, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway

The Wounded Diva, Die verletzte Diva, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Action/Performance and the Photograph, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY

Animal, Anima, Animus, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Der anagrammatische Korpe, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Joanneum, Germany

Vivisection, Location One, New York, NY

Rites of Passage: Quinceneras, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX

Summerstage, Charim Klocker 2, Salzburg, Austria

Animal Animal, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2001
Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multi-Media Fellowship

College Art Association’s Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Skowhegan 10th Annual Awards, Medal for Performance

Terminal Velocity, black and white newspaper scans, inkjet on paper, enlarged sequences in 7 columns, 5 rows, 35 units

Dark Pond, 12 unique watercolor & crayon with digital print collage

Schneemann featured as feminist founder in Art and Feminism, ed. by Peggy Phelan and Helen Reckitt (Phaidon)

Select group shows:

More Wrong Things, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; White Box Gallery, New York, NY

01 01 01: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Les Voluptes, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Between Sound and Vision, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Double Trouble: CS and Sands Murray-Wassink, Gallerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Holland

Project 1., Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Jimmy Earnst Award for Lifetime Achievement, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Imaging Her Erotics: Essay, Projects, Interviews, published by MIT Press

Embodied, PPOW Gallery, New York; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Interior Scroll, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, New York, NY

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Homage to Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY

Crisis Response, The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

A Short History of Performance: Part One, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Corporeal/Cuerpo Real, Photo Espana, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain

Homage to Rudolf, Schwarzkoger, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art in the 1970’s, White Columns, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Women Artists: Their Work and Influence, 1950s–1970s, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Re: La Chinoise, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY

Goddesses, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

High Performance: The first 5 years, 1978–1982, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Textual Operations, White Box Gallery, New York, NY

Art and Outrage, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

Postcards, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Happening In Actions, Ludwig Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

Fluxus Itself, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

Personal and Political: The Women’s Art Movement, 1969–1975, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Public Affairs, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2003
Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Devour, multi-channel installation: 3 projectors, 4 monitors, 7 DVD players.

Up to and Including Her Limits, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL

Select group shows:

Skin-Deep, Il Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Italy

Change of Valves, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain

Xscreen, Ludwig Museum, Vienna, Austria

An Exhibition Around Life, Zen, and Art, Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice, Italy

Catholic: A New Art Publication and Exhibition, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

Beta Launch: Artists in Residency, Eyebeam, New York, NY

Form and Contents: Corporal Identity, Body Language, Museum for Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia & Rutgers University, 1958-1971, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Women in the Same Coat by Nicola L, Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970’s, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA

Body Politics, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

Witness: Theories of Seduction, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY

High Performance: The First Five Years, 1978–1982, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Various Properties, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada

Serious Play—Metaphorical Gestures, Austrian Cultural Center, New York, NY
2004
Infinity Kisses II and SNAFU, motorized sculpture with video projection debuts at Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, October 21–November 20

Select group shows:

21, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

Performance en Vivo, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Form & Contents: Corporal Identity—Body Language, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Curtain Up!, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Global Village: The Sixties, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today (2004–2005), Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Les Panoramiques, Optica un Centre d’art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 7th Biennial Photography Art Auction, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Anatomically Correct, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

Sexy Beasts 1963–2004, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Constructive Engagement, Ocularis, Brooklyn, NY

The Cooper Union 3rd Annual Urban Visionaries Award Dinner & Auction, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

Postcards From the Edge Visual AIDS Benefit, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY

The Evolution Festival, Lumen, Leeds, United Kingdom
2005
Caged Cats I & II, diptych large format digital collage

Carolee Schneemann: Disembodied, Articule — Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada

PPOW Gallery, New York, January 2006; exhibition includes Eye Body, large-scale photographs (2005 edition of 1963 images); video installation; painting constructions; childhood drawings

Select group shows:

Heroines, with Ana Mendieta and Valie Export, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Holland

Women: Metamorphosis of Modernity, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

How American Women Artists Invented Post-Modernism, Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Including Their Limits – NY Painting 1966–1976, Independent Curator’s International, New York, NY

Multiple Strategies, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Feminist Redux, with Edelson, Mendieta, and Weiss, Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, NY

Up to and Including Her Limits, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece; Contemporary Art Center, Florence, Italy

Disembodied, Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada

A Kiss Isn’t Just a Kiss, Contemporary Art Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Mit Haut Und Haar, with Brus, Nitsch, Nauman, West, Export, Schwarzkogler, Galerie Julius Hummel, Vienna, Austria
2006
Anonymous Was a Woman Award

Corporeal: Photographic Works 1963–2005, PPOW Gallery, New York

Carolee Schneemann: Devour, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Select group shows:

Primitivism Revisited, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

Big City Fall, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

Annual Benefit at the Robert Miller Gallery, White Box Gallery, New York, NY

Into Me/Out of Me, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy; Taipei Bienneal 2006 – Dirty Yoga, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Primera generacion – Arte e imagen en movimiento, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

26 Anos – Encontros de Fotografia, Colegio des Artes, Portugal

The Message is the Medium, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

PLANE/FIGURE (American Art from Swiss Collection), Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

High Times – Hard Times, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC; National Academy Museum, New York, NY; Independent Curator’s International, New York, NY

How I Finally Accepted Fate, EFA Gallery, New York, NY

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; University Museum, Austin, TX

Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

The Early Show: Video from 1969–1979, Hunter College—68th and Lexington Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Carolee Schneemann: Breaking Borders, MOCCA, Toronto, Canada

Carolee Schneemann: Remains to be Seen, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Select group shows:

Out of the Box, curated by Heide Hatry, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Claiming Space: The American Feminist Originators, Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC

Architecture: A Borderline Case, Art Gallery of Windsor, Toronto, Canada

Ensemble, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

New York State of Mind, curated by Shaheen Merali, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

KISS KISS BANG BANG, curated by Arakis Arakistan, Museo de Bellas Artes y de Arte Moderno de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Vertigo, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna, Italy

Battle of the Sexes, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Poetic Terrorism-FEM 7, Festival Edicion Madrid de Neuvos Creadores, Paseo de Prado, Madrid, Spain
2008
Select group shows:

Ego Documents – The Autobiographical in Contemporary Art, curated by Kathleen Bühler, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection, curated by Maura Reilly and Nicole Caruth, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Meat after Meat Joy, curated by Heide Hatry, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York, NY

Diana+Actaeon: The Forbidden Glimpse of the Naked Body, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia

Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Jack%ss, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY

Intimacies of Distant War, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY

High Times, Hard Times, ZKM Center for Media and Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

Comme des betes (Like animals), Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Love, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Impermanent Markings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

Female Forms and Facets: Artwork by Women from 1975 to the Present, Central Connecticut State University Gallery, New Britain, CT

Close Up*, curated by Dawn Ades and Simon Baker, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2009
Coinciding with Centre Pompidou’s major exhibition elles@centrepompidou, which sees the museum re-hang its permanent collection with only women artists, Schneemann presents video projections of Meat Joy and Body Collage as part of a lecture titled Carolee Schneemann: The influences of French culture in her works.

Precarious, multi-channel video installation, Tate Liverpool commission for the first Abandon Normal Devices Festival

Painting, What It Became, curated by Maura Reilly, PPOW Gallery, New York

Carolee Schneemann: Performance Photographs from the 1970s, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York

Select group shows:

Daughters of the Revolution: Women & Collage, Pavel Zubok Gallery, New York, NY

Out of the Box, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Incheon Women’s Artists Biennale, Incheon, South Korea

Animal House: Works of Art Made by Animals, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
2010
Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, a collection of Schneemann’s letters, edited by Kristine Stiles, published by Duke University Press

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY

Carolee Schneemann: Up to and Including Her Limits, Gallery One One One, Winnipeg, Canada

Select group shows:

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Experimental Women in Flux: Selective Reading in the Silverman Reference Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Maya Deren’s Legacy: Women and Experimental Film, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Pictures by Woman: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Women in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage, curated by Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Pierre Menard Gallery, Boston, MA

The Visible Vagina, Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY; David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Women’s Caucus for Art, Lifetime Achievement Award

Women’s Studio Workshop 2011 Gala honors Carolee Schneemann

A special issue of Millennium Film Journal is published - ‘Focus on Carolee Schneemann’, edited by Kenneth White (54, Summer/Autumn 2011).

Millennium Film Journal 54 (Summer/Autumn 2011): “Focus on Carolee Schneemann,” edited by Kenneth White

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Select group shows:

Circa 1971: Early Video and Film from the EAI Archive, Dia, Beacon, NY

Body Gesture, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, New York, NY

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, The Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME

Modern Women: Single Channel, MoMA P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

112 Greene Street: A Nexus of Ideas in the Early 70's, Salomon Contemporary: Project Room, New York, NY

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Vanishing Art: An Intimate Festival of What May Be, Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, New Lebanon, NY

Moving On, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

The Body as An Event, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2012
Yoko Ono–John Lennon Courage Award for the Arts

Rockefeller Fellowship

Bard College President’s Awards: Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters

Stanford University acquires Carolee Schneemann Papers, 1954–2012

Breaking the Frame, a feature length film by Marielle Nitoslawska on Schneemann’s work and life, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival. Official selection New York Film Festival; BFI London Film Festival/Experimenta; Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) Montreal; Glasgow International Film Festival; Cleveland International Film Festival; WRO Biennial, Poland; Videoex, Zurich; has US and UK theatrical run

Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquires Up To and Including Her Limits

Carolee Schneemann: Remains to be Seen, Art Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Remains to be Seen, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

Within and Beyond the Premises, curated by Brian Wallace, Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York–New Paltz

Pinea Silva: Lost Meanings of the Christmas Tree, performative lecture on film, 9:27 min, color, sound, HD video

Select group shows:

In the Pink, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY

Screw You, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY

Happenings 1958–63, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2013
The Carolee Schneemann Foundation is established.

Flange 6 rpm, foundry poured aluminum sculptures, motors, foundry fire projections, opens at PPOW Gallery, New York

Precarious installed at Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf, Austria

Carolee Schneemann: Infinity Kisses, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal

Carolee Schneemann: Then and Now, curated by Annabelle Ténèze, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

Carolee Schneemann: Precarious, Sammlung Friedrichshof Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Carolee Schneemann: Life Book, WRO Center, Wroclaw, Poland
Sweden Bienalle, Gothenburg, Sweden

Taking Matters into Our Own Hands, Richard Saltoun, London, United Kingdom

Select group shows:

Beyond the Cloth (The Kafiye Project), White Box, New York, NY

My Brain is in My Inkstand, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Temptation of the Diagram, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

One of a Kind IV: Unique Artist Books, AC Institute, New York, NY

Painting, THE BOX, Los Angeles, CA

Eclectic Mature, White Box, New York, NY

Taking Matters into Our Own Hands, Richard Saltoun, London, United Kingdom

Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, NY
2014
Aurora Award, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas

Water Light/Water Needle exhibition at Hales Gallery, London

Flange 6 rpm, T Space, Rhinebeck, New York

Carolee Schneemann: Precarious, Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France

Carolee Schneemann: Then and Now, MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon), Léon, Spain

Carolee Schneemann: A Program of Short Videos, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

Films and Videos by Carolee Schneemann, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Carolee Schneemann at Bryn Mawr, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Dear Carolee: Carolee Schneemann in Letters, G Gallery, Kunstverein Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lost Meanings of the Christmas Tree (Christmas light environment), sculptural installation commissioned at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with performative lecture

Select group shows:

Go Stand Next to the Mountain, Hales Gallery, London, United Kingdom

SELF-TIMER STORIES, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London, United Kingdom

Future Feminism, The Hole, New York, NY

Retroactive: Performance Art from 1964–1987, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE

Feminine Futures, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

SELF-TIMER STORIES, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York, NY

SCORE, curated by Amy Sillman and Cheney Thompson, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Woman. The Feminist Avant-Garde from the 1970s: Works from the Sammlung Verbund, Summer of Photography Edition 2014, BOZAR Expo, Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

TIME: CODE, Whitebox Art Center, New York, NY

HYPER-RESEMBLANCES: Cut, Print: From Collage to Film and Back Again, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Known/Unknown, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2015
Carolee Schneemann at The Artist’s Institute at Hunter College, curated by Jenny Jaskey, New York

Carolee Schneemann: Infinity Kisses at the Merchant House, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, retrospective curated by Sabine Breitwieser and Branden Joseph, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, opens November 2015

Select group shows:

The Great Mother, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Beastly/Tierisch, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now, IMMA the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2016
P.P.O.W Gallery and Galerie Lelong announce joint representation of Carolee Schneemann.

Further Evidence: Exhibit A, PPOW, New York and Further Evidence: Exhibit B, Galerie Lelong, New York

Select group shows:

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, curated by Gabriele Schor, Sammlung Verbund, Vienna

Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, Maccarone, New York, NY

In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, The Whitworth, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

From the Collection: The 1960s, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH

Shimmering Substance: Selections from Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grantees of The Hudson Valley, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

Cut-Up: Contemporary Collage and Cut-Up Histories Through a Feminist Lens, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
2017
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting travels to Museum für Moderne Kunst and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

More Wrong Things, Hales Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection travels to ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Breuer, New York

The Everywhere Studio, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Person of the Crowd, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Visual Notes for an Upside-Down World, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

Exo Emo, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

Cunt, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980, Met Breuer, New York, NY
2018
Carolee Schneemann: Uncollected Texts, a collection of Schneemann’s earliest writings edited by Branden W. Joseph, is published by Primary Information.

Keynote speaker on the panel discussion organised by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) ‘Taking Liberties: Sexual Misconduct, Abuse of Power in the Age of #metoo’ at Falvery Hall, Brown Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

Select group shows:

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

My Silences Had Not Protected Me, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

Matter of Masters: 5 Years TMH, The Merchant House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Laid Bare in the Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Actions in the Forest, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany

Of the Self and of the Other, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection travels to the Stavanger Art Museum, Norway and The Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
2019
Women’s Studio Workshop begins collaborating with Schneemann on producing a facsimile reprint of her personal copy of Parts of the Body House (1972).

Schneemann dies March 6 in New Paltz, New York

Carolee Schneeman, les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Up to and Including Her Limits: After Carolee Schneemann, Museum Susch, Zernez, Switzerland

Carolee Schneemann: Exhibition of Edition Works, Michele Didier, Paris, France