Tony Labat

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Tony Labat
The Puds - photoshoot
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8” x 10”
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BORN


Havana, Cuba 1951


EDUCATION


BFA 1978; MFA 1980, San Francisco Art Institute


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2016 “Tony Labat: Love Me Two Times”, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

“Tony Labat: One for Tomorrow, One Just for Today”, Arizona State University Art Museum’s International Artist Residency Project Space

2012 “New Work,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2010 “Vigilant States,” Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2007 “Tony Labat,/New Work” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

“Bulk,” Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA

1996 “Beautiful Little Summer Show”, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf, Germany.

1993 “Neue Arbeiten/Men As Art,” Gallerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany.

1988 “Tony Labat: Four Installations,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Pattern: The Tongue in the Position When at Rest,” Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2015 “Retrospective”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

  “Iconogracia”, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, travels to Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, 

Canarias, and CEART, Madrid, Spain

2014 “Summer In Black and White… And Color”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Mixed Message Media”, curated by Neville Wakefield, Barbara Gladstone Gallery,

New York, NY

“Fountain of Youth (Brooklyn), Present Co., Brooklyn, NY

2012 “Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock,” The Museum of Contemporary Art

Denver, Denver, CO

“XI Havana Art Biennial,” Havana, Cuba.

“In Protest,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

“Fax,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Fax,” Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

2011 “Keeping an Eye on Surveillance,” Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981,” The Museum of Contemporary

Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Authority Figures,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“California Conceptualism: Then and Now,” SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

“It’s All a Blur,” Pacific College of Northwest Feldman Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

“It’s All a Blur,” Sierra Arts Center, Reno, Nevada.

“It’s All a Blur,” Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Bay Area Now 6,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Versions of Veracity: Video 1980s,” Berkeley Art Museum PFA, Berkeley, CA

“Post  Conceptual Performance: Video, 1977 to 1997,” Berkeley Art Museum PFA, 

Berkeley, CA

2010 “Arte (No Es) Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,” Museo de Arte, 

Bogota, Colombia.

“Radical Light,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

“It’s  All a Blur,” SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

“Arte  (No Es) Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,” Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“Shadowshop,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

“Arte  (No Es) Vida : Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,” Blaffer Gallery, 

University of Texas, TX

 “Es Lo Que ES,” Centro Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.

       “45 Years of Performance Video from EAI,” Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, 

Brussels, Belgium.

2009 “45 Years of Performance Video from EAI,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

“Get Ready (Art Basel),” MDC Gallery, Miami, FLA

“A Thin Slice,” Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

“California Conceptual Art: Paul Kos and Tony Labat,” Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy

“Arte  (No Es) Vida : Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,”Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

“Arte  (No Es) Vida : Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,” Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico DF

“East Meets West,” Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2008 “Big Peace IV,” Public Art/Sculpture, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

“I Want You,” San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

“California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art,, Newport Beach, CA

“Conceptual Art From California,” N.B.K., Berlin, Germany

“Emergency Biennale In Chechnya/World Tour,”San Francisco, CA

“Arte  (No Es) Vida : Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000,” El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

“California Video,” Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2007 “Tony Labat and Ignacio Lang,” Harris/Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

“Killing Time: Cuban Artists from the 1980s to the Present,” Exit Art, New York, NY

“I Like To Watch,” The Canal Chapter, New York, NY

“All Circuits On: The Birth of an Industry,” Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

“Solar Set,” Foxy Production, New York, NY

“Tail/Gate,” Rocksbox Gallery, Portland, Oregon

“Contemporary Chinese,” The Affair, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, Oregon

“Xtreme Sparring,” El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2006  “Time and Transition in Contemporary Cuban Art,” Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

“Mata Crush,” Havana Bienal, Havana, Cuba

“Trading Places,” Gallery Hit, Bratislava, Slovakia, Check Republic

“Signals from/about Central Europe,” Central European Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary

“Mapping the Outside: (Fat Chance Bruce Nauman),” Seville Bienal, Seville, Spain

“Interventions,” Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Solo Flight,” Space A.M. Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“Body Functions,” Museo del Ron, Havana, Cuba

“Hecka  Slide-Show,” Apple Store, San Francisco, CA

“Work  Zones,” Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA

“No-Mads,” Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

“Mayami: Between Cut and Action,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

“Peace  Roll,” (Performance) Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

2005 “Rrose Selavy,” Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

        “Tropical Punch,” Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

           “Trust Me,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

          “Moving Target,” Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

“Monument Recall,”  Marylhurst University Gallery, Marylhust, OR 

“Forces Of Evil,” Center For Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

“Legal/Illegal,” Kunstverein Neuhausen, Neuhausen, Germany

“Random Topography,” NoD Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

“Pathological Rethoric,” Burundi Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2004 “The Big Spin,” Walter and McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Monument Recall,” Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

“Legal/Illegal,” NGBK, Berlin, Germany

“Performance Anxiety,” UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

“Image and Idea: San Francisco Art Today,” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA

“Fail Better,” Ocularis, New York, NY

  “History/Lesson 1.1,” Gallery 290, San Francisco, CA

            “La Pachanga,” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Video Anti-Heroes,” Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, NY

   “Room Service,” Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media, Buffalo, NY

      “David Ireland’s House,” Oakland Museum of California

    “Proyecto Circo,” Habana Bienal, Havana, Cuba 

“Office |Space.” Art on Site, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Sentido Comun,” Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba

“Festival de Cine Pobre/Homenaje,”Gibara, Cuba

“Festival de Cine Cubano Alternativo/The Video art of Tony Labat,” Miami, FL

2002 “Intermediate Mechanisms,” Wolfson Gallery, Miami, FL

“Loaded,” Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati

“Big Peace II,” Rene di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

“Tres Artistas, Tres Posibilidades,” Centro Cultural de Espana, Havana, Cuba

“On Ramps,” Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

“Copyright,” Centro Cultural De Espana, Havana, Cuba

“Copyright,” Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

“Slow Dive,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,” San Francisco, CA

“Steamie Crème,” 600 Townsend Building, San Francisco, CA

“The Britney Spears Show,” Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 “Shadow Boxes,” The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

“Prime Time,” Detour 888, San Francisco, CA

“I Love NY,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2000 “Par 3/6,” Casa Rosa Vineyards, Sebastopol, CA

“Licra Project,” Havana Bienal, Havana, Cuba
“Paladar,” Havana Bienal,” Havana, Cuba

“Works About the Borders,” Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

“Bis Dahin,” Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany

“VideoTime,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“Deluxe,” Refusaion Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Architectural Models” (Project for the Internet), Air Gallery

“There, There, Sensation and Interruption,” The Lab, San Francisco, CA

“Cuban Allure: Photography and Video,”  The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

“Light Fantastic,” Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Patty Chang and Tony Labat,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Visions: Material Transformations,” A.T. Kearney, San Francisco, CA

1999 “Bay Area Now II,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Domesticated,” Refusaion, San Francisco, CA

“Al Two Por Two,” La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

“Dollar Performance,” 563 Space, San Francisco, CA

“Video Fix” Video Pool, Inc., Winnipeg, Canada

“Arte Del Nuevo Medio,” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan Puerto  Rico

“Performance in Reverse,” La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

“Paladar,” Havana, Cuba

“Public Intervention/Pionero,” Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba

1998 “Videos Aus San Francisco,” Kunsthalle Basel

“High Performance,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

“The Janitor,” the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

“The Janitor,” New York University, New York, NY

“Hooters Project,” Video Pool, Winnipeg, Canada

1997 “Breaking Barriers,” Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Thinking Big,” Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Once Removed: The Photograph in Contemporary Cuban-American Art,”  West Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA

“Unmade in the USA,” La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

“Making Waves,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

“Discards,” Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“N(enn-yay),” Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

“Lost in the Translation,” The New Museum, New York, NY

“Broadway Drawings,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

“Monsters,” Gallerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany


1996 “The Couch Tour,” Hemma Hoes, Gothenburg, Sweden

“Recent Abstract Paintings,” Gallery 305, San Francisco, CA

“Moment of Activation,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Narcissistic Formalisms,” Hotwired, San Francisco, CA

“Occurrence of Omission,” Street Poster, Berlin/Los Angeles

1995 “Facing Eden, 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area,” M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

“Straight White Male II,” Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

“Video Arte Hoy en La Sala,” Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

“No Strings Attached,” Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“The Decade Between, American Video 1979 - 1989,” University Art Museum Pacific film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“Zero to One,” Performance, Acme Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994 “International Video Survey,” Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

“Hundeschau,” Gallerie Ute Parduhm, Düsseldorf, Germany

“Discards,” Secession at Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Bong,” KIKI, San Francisco, CA

“1994 Faculty Exhibition,” Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Bong, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY

“Indolence and Beauty,” Velvet Elvis Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“The Aesthetics of Sexual Transgression,” SFAI,  San Francisco, CA

“Wanted: Para La Cultura,” Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

“20th and Capp Every Friday Midnight,” San Francisco, CA

“Limited Edition,” The Bunker, San Francisco, CA

“Art Cologne” (Internatonaler Kunstmarkt), Cologne, Germany

“New Video,” The Knitting Factory, New York, NY

“Save the Skin,” South of Market, San Francisco, CA  

“San Francisco Video,” WB8, Düsseldorf, Germany

“Body Parts,” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“School of fish,” Max Fish, New York, NY

“Toy Factory,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

“Cultura De Choque/Choque De Cultura,” Salsa Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

“Bar Video,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

1992 “Bar Video,” Max Fish, New York, NY

“In the Spirit of John Cage,” Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Why Painting II,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

“Nepotism,” Max Fish, New York, NY

“The Camcorder Revolution,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

“Cuba-USA: The First Generation,” USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

“Signifying Nothing,” Anti-Matter, San Francisco, CA

“California: North and South,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

“California Funk,” Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Erotic Drawings,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA


1991 “Cuba-USA: The First Generation,” Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

  Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL

  Fondo Del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC

  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

“Multimediala2,” Zentrum Fur Kunst Und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

“Fact/Fiction,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY“

“Selections from the Video Library,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“War of the Senses,” DNA, San Francisco, CA

“American Art of the Late Eighties,” The National Gallery of Poland, Warsaw, Poland

“The First Latin American Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain

“Awards in the Visual Arts 10,” Hirschorn Museum of Art, Washington, DC

Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM   

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH   

“Loco-Motion,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

“ . . .Speechless: Video,” International Center of Photography, New York, NY

“Tony Labat: New Paintings,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

“American Art of the Late Eighties,” Helsinki Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland

1990 “Benefit for Carlo McCormick,” La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

“The Dirty Show,” The Living Room, San Francisco, CA

“Video Art Goes to the Movies,” The Kitchen, New York, NY

“Open Channels Five Year Survey,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“The James Brown Show,” Artspace Annex, San Francisco, CA

“Bay Area Media,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

“Dope,” The Kitchen, New York, NY

“Frankenstein,” Raab Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

“Show the Right Thing,” the Kitchen, New York, NY

1989 “Fukui International Video Biennial,” Fukui City, Japan

“Bay Area Video Art 1978-1982,” Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA

“Art Against AIDS,” San Francisco, CA

“Nepotism,” Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

“Cats,” Force Nordstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“World Wide Video Festival,” The Hague, The Netherlands

“American Art of the Late Eighties,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

“American Art of the Late Eighties,” The National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece

“Folk,” BOBO, San Francisco, CA

“Beggar’s Banquet,” Fuller/Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“The Binational: Art of the Late Eighties,” Museum of FineArt/ Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA  

1988 “Fox, Fried, Ireland, Labat, Osterhout, Scarritt,” Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY

“Other Versions/Perversions,” Artists’ Space, New York, NY

“Video: New Narrative,” Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“Videonale,” Munster and Bonn, Germany

“Video Art,”  The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

“A Jar Full of Jam,” Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“Animal Art,” Styrian Autumn, Graz, Austria

1987 “Terrorizing the Code: Recent U.S. Video,” Australian Centre for Cotemporary Art, 

  Melbourne, Australia

“Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia   

  Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, Australia   NO NAME OF SHOW??\

Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand  

“Second International Video W eek,” Geneva, Switzerland

“Outside Cuba,” University Art Museum, Oxford, OH

  Zimmerli Art  Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Fondo De Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico

  Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL

“The Australian Video Festival,” Paddington, Australia

“The Situated Image,” Mandeville Art Gallery, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA

“Tony Labat: Video im Kunstmuseum,” Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

“The 1987 Sculpture Grant Award: Tony Labat,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

“Es-Que-Mata : Fat City,” Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA

“Icarus: One in Hand,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 

“Labat and the Giant,” L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA

“Mediated Narratives,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1986 American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

“Open Channels,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“Second Newport Biennial,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

“Transculture Transmedia,” Exit Art, New York, NY

World Wide Video Festival, Hague, The Netherlands

Videonale, Bonn, West Germany

Video Offensive, Dortmund, West Germany

“Poetic License,” Long Beach, CA

“Medicated Narratives,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Artspace, San Francisco, CA

Artist Space, New York, NY

“Resolutions,” L.A.C.E., :Los Angeles, CA

“Viewpoint,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY

“California Video” 1984,” Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1985 “Inspired by Leonardo,” Emmanual Walter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Performance: Modes and Themes,” Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

“Late Night,” MO David Gallery, New York, NY

“Halley’s Comet,” Light Gallery, New York, NY

“Conscientious Objector,” Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY

“Poetics of ABC,” Kunst Museu, Bern, Switzerland

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

San Francisco International Video Festival, San Francisco, CA

World Wide Video Festival, Hague, The Netherlands

Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA

“Video from Vancouver to San Diego,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

1984 “Weapons Show,” Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY

MO David Gallery, New York, NY

The Video Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Artist in the Spotlight,” Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

LAICA, Los Angeles, CA

“New Narratives: Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“New Narratives: Recent Acquisitions MOMA,” American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

“Coastal Extremes,” Boston Film and Video Foundation, Boston, MA

The Video Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2nd International Video Demonstration, Monbeliard, France

“California Video: 1984,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

“En Foco,” Latin Video Festival, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

“Independent Video Showcase,” Video Free America, San Francisco, CA

ICA, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  

Video Expo, San Francisco, CA

1983 “About T.V.,” JAM, New York, NY

“Elegant Miniatures,” Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

911, Seattle, Washington

“Gold Coast Series,” Emmanual Walter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco International Video Festival, San Francisco, CA

“Second Link,” Tour: Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, A Space, Toronto, Canada

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Museum of Modern Art,

  New York, NY; Walter Phillips Gallery, Baniff, Canada

“Spazio Video,” Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy

KQED TV Channel 9, San Francisco, CA  

“The Motel Tapes II,” MO David Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, NY

“Tape of the Month,” 911, Seattle, WA

Echo Beach, San Francisco, CA

Earl’s New Wave, San Francisco, CA

Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA

Living Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


1982 “Public Image,” New York, NY    

“Elegant Miniatures,” Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA

“Elegant Miniatures,” Kyoto House, Tokyo, Japan

80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA

MO David Gallery, San Francisco, CA

II Festival Internacional de Arte Viva, Almada, Portugal

“ ’60 - ‘80’,” Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“From the Academy to the Avant Garde,” Center for Art Tapes, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2nd National Latino Video and Film Festival, New York, NY

A.R.E., San Francisco, CA

Al's Bar, San Francisco, CA

“Hard Core,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Target Video, San Francisco, CA

Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

“S/12 Sculpture,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Outdoor Art Club, New York, NY

Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA

Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA

1981 “From the Academy to the Avant-Garde,” Visual Study Workshop, Rochester, NY

“Latin America Video,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

“Works by Faculty,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Motel Tapes I,” National Video Festival, Washington, DC

“California Video,” Tour: Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; 

P.S.1, New York, NY; Study Center, Buffalo, NY; Media Center, Salt Lake City, Utah;

Northwest Film Study Center, Portland, Oregon

            “San Francisco Art Institute Annual,” Pleasanton, CA

Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

LACE, Los Angeles, CA

The American Center in Paris, Paris, France

The International Cultural Center, Antwerpen, Belgium

Soho TV, New York, NY

“New York,” La Mamelle, San Francisco, CA

Jetwave, San Francisco, CA

Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

The Drawing Gallery, Poznan, Poland

1980 Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA

“Fifth Anniversary Show,” 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA

Channel 25, San Francisco, CA

“San Francisco Video Review,” Video Free America, San Francisco, CA

“California Video,” Tour: Paris Biennale, Paris, France; Long Beach Museum of Art,

“Long Beach, CA; And/Or, Seattle, WA; Meadows Mall, Las Vegas, NV

“Leftovers Show,” The A-Hole Gallery, San Francisco, CA

University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

The Video Access Project, Portland, OR

Club Foot, San Francisco, CA

Cultural Center of the Philippines, San Francisco, CA

Intersection Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Mabuhay, San Francisco, CA

The A-Hole Gallery, San Francisco, CA


PUBLICATIONS:


Good Times: Bad Trips, Gallery 16 Editions, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Day Labor: Mapping the Outside (Fat Chance Bruce Nauman), 2007, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Trust Me, 2005. New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Carnal Pleasures: Desire.  1998.  Public Space & Contemporary Art, Clamor Editions.

Miss Hunters Point Sex Gap.  1996.  Bunker Books, in collaboration with David West.

Meat Candy. 1995.  Bunker Books, in collaboration with Stefan Kurten.

The Strange Case of T.L..  1995.  Artspace Books, in collaboration with Carlo McCormick.

Lipstick Traces/Naked Projections.  1994. BE MAGAZIN.  Kunstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany.

Tony Oursler.  1992.  SHIFT No. 2.

To His Coy Mistress. 1991, Spring.  FELIX.

Artist Project.  1989.  SHIFT No. 7.

Tony Labat: Play in Four Acts.  1987, August.  Artspace, Carlo McCormick.



VIDEOGRAPHY:


Havana Loop, 2010, Loop, color.

I Want You (The Auditions), 2008, 55 min., Hi-Def (DVD).

Blur 2007, Loop, color, sound.

Mapping the Outside: (Fat Chance Bruce Nauman) 2006, 3-channel loopl, color, sound.

Mata Crush 2006, Loop, sound, color.

Peace Roll 2006, 60 min., sound, color.

Falling 2003, Loop, sound, color.

Fake Leg 2003, Loop, sound, color.

Torch.  2003, Loop, sound, color.

The Riviera Project.  2002, loop, sound, color.

The Licra Project.  200, loop, sound, color.

The Hooters Project.  1998, 12 min., sound, color.

Ohido.  1997, 15 min., sound, color.

Narcissistic Formalisms and Homeless Fantasies.  1996, 12 min., sound, black and white.

The Janitor.  1996, 60 min, sound, color.

Soul Stealing Fuck.  1992-1995, 8 hours, sound, color.

Talk Show.  1992, 24 min., sound, color.

Pathetic.  1992, 7 min., sound, black and white.

Achromatic.  1992, 15 min., sound, color.

Mutt.  1991, 45 min., sound, color.

Sex and Violence.  1991.  1 min. loop, sound, black and white.

A Jar Full of Jam.  1988, 45 min., sound, color.

Mayami: Between Cut and Action.  1986.  13 min., sound, color.

What Your Problem Is (with Karen Finley).  1985.  10 min., sound, black and white. 

La Jungle: Between Light and Shadow.  1985.  12 min, sound, black and white.

Lost in the Translation.  1984.  10 min., sound, color.

Kikiriki.  1983.  12 min., sound, color.

Time Out.  1983.  3 min., sound, color.

Enn-Yay.  1982.  10 min., sound, color.

Challenge: P.O.V.  1981, 20 min., sound, color.

Room Service.  1980.  7 min., sound, color.

Babalu.  1979.  10 min., osund, color.

Lunch with Mr. Gordon (with David Ireland).  1979,  15 min., sound, black and white.

Black n’ Blue.  1978.  5 min., sound, color.

David Ireland’ House (with David Ireland).  1978.  20 min., sound, black and white.

Selected Shorts.  1977.  30 min., sound, black and white.



GRANTS/ AWARDS


President’s Award for Excellence, 2006.

California Arts Council Grant, 1992.

Award in Visual Arts, 1991.

Engelhard Award, ICA Boston, 1988

Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, 1988.

National Endowment for the Arts, 1987.

The 1987 Award for Sculpture, San Francisco, 1987.

Open Channels, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1986.

AICA Faculty Grant, 1986, 1993, 1999, 2001.

Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, 1985.

National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.



Collections: 


Kadist (ArtNow International), Paris/San Francisco.

Oakland Museum, Okland, CA.

UCSF, San Francisco, CA.

Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

Rene Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California.   

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Collection Oppenheim, Bonn Museum, Bonn, Germany.

Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA.

Jane Engelhard, Boston, MA.

Anne MacDonald, San Francisco, CA.

Bridget Manoogian, San Francisco, CA.

Ann Hatch, San Francisco, CA.

Les Levine, New York, NY.

MO David, New York, NY.

Tony Oursler, New York, NY.

David Ireland, San Francisco, CA.

Ute Parduihn, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL.



Bibliography: 


Busy show says little about scene, San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2011

CAC’s “Blur” will make you rub your eyes, Las Vegas Weekly, March 16, 2011 

California Dreaming, Cultura, February 2009

Heute sind alle Konzeptkunstler, Tageszeitung, January 22, 2009

Paul Kos/Tony Labat, Lapiz 1, January 2009

California Conceptual Art: Paul Kos and Tony Labat, Cool Schrank, December 12, 2008

Paul Kos-Tony Labat, Flash Art, March 2009

Arte Concettuale dalla California, Corriere dell’Alto Adige, January 24, 2009

Konzeptkunst aus Kalifornien in der Galerie Museum, Zett, February 15, 2009

California Conceptual Art: Kos e Labat alla Ar/ge, Corriere dell’Alto Adige, January 15, 2009

California Conceptual Art in der Galerie Museum, Tageszeitung, January 15, 2009

Fraulen Otzi, Tageszeitung, February 1, 2009

State of Mind, The San Diego-Union Tribune, October 15, 2008

The California Biennial spreads out, Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2008

Roll Tape, Modern Painters, March 2008

When Life is not art…or vice versa, Contemporary Cuban Art Directory, March 2008

Bearing Witness, Art in America, June/July 2008

The Choice Shows Around the Country, The New York Times, March 12, 2008

Arte Rebelde, Hora Hispana, March 2008

Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, ArtNews, April 2008

Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, Artforum, March 2008

Los Artistas de las Americas: En Accion!, El Diario, March 2, 2008

Punch and Beauty, ArtNews, February 2008

When the Conceptual Was Political, The New York Times, March, 2008

San Francisco: Tony Labat, Flash Art, January/February 2008

Wrecks, lies and videotape at the galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, December 15, 2007

Critics’ Pick, Artforum, December 14, 2007

Bulk at Queens Nails Annex, Shotgun Review, December 19, 2007

My Art Space, SF Weekly, November 7-13, 2007

In The Eye Of The Beholder, San Francisco Chronicle, November 18, 2007

Giant Spider SF Newest Public Artwork, SF Examiner, November 13, 2007

Social Experiment, San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2007

Killing Time, Flash Art, October 2007

Art in the Time of Despair, ArtNexus, No. 65, Volume 6, 2007

Solar Set, Time Out New York, August, 2007.

Tony Labat. Art Papers, January/February, 2006.

Tony Labat. Artforum, January, 2006.

A Nail on the Floor and a Finger in the Nose. Arte Cubano, January, 2006.

Conceptual Artists Who Pack A Wallop. San Francisco Chronicle, October 8, 2005

Trust Me. Artist Magazine, December, 2005. China.

Wry Faith That’s a Bit Slapstick.  The New York Times, September 12, 2003.

Festival de Cine Alternativo Cubano.  The Miami Herald, September 17, 2003.

Homenaje a Tony Labat.  The Granma, May 2003.

Peace, Beauty, Butter, Oxtail.  Sculpture Magazine, September 2000, Vol. 19, No. 7.

David and Goliath.  Atlantica, No. 18, Fall 1997.

Forever on the Move.  Sculpture News, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2000

A New Picture.  The Miami Herald, Elisa Tuner, January 28, 2001.

If Small Is Beautiful, It Passes the Test.  The New York Times, Tessa De Carlo, December 17, 2000.

On the Green.  The River Reporter, Mike Osterhout, September 28, 2000.

Forever on the Move.  World Sculpture News.  Amy Berk, Winter 2000.

Nada Tradicional.  El Nuevo Dia.  Larissa Vazquez Zapata, May, 1999.

Tony Labat at Paule Anglim Gallery.  Artforum, Daniela Salvioni, February, 1998.

Surveillance Voyeurism and the Love of Looking.  George Magazine, July 1998.

Taser.  The World #5 .  The Poetry Project, Ltd., 1998.

Out of Sight.  Poolside Magazine, Anna Novzkov, September 1998.

Beating Surveillance.  The New York Times, Sarah Boxer, July 4, 1998.

Public Hanging.  Tart Magazine, Glen Redbath, July 1998.

Once Removed.  The Los Angeles Times, February 11, 1997.

Breaking Barriers.  Arts & Leisure, Enrique Fernandez, October 26, 1997,

Byrne-ing Down the House.  City Link, Michael Farver, November 5, 1997.

A Labor of Love.  Eastsider, Arnold Simon, October 29, `1997.

No-Holds-Barred Cuban Epic.  Sun Sentinel, Roger Hurlburt, October 26, 1997.

Cuban Art Not As Political.  The Palm Beach Post, Gary Schwan, November 9, 1997.

Para Romper Las Barreras.  Exito Magazine, Jesus Vega, November 12, 1997.

Visions in Exile.  The Miami Herald, Elisa Turner, October 26, 1997.

El Arte De Los Expatriados.  Miami Mensual, October 1997.

Rompiendo Barreras. El Heraldo, October 27, 1997.

Exiles on Main Street.  New Times, Michael Mills, November 13, 1997.

Bringing Cuban Artists Together.  The Miami Herald, Gail Meadows, August 10, 1997.

David and Goliath.  Atlantica Internatcional, Anna Novakov, Fall 1997.

Home Is Where the Art Is.  SF Weekly, Dave Eggers, August 28, 1996.

Forelasning Dar Allt Kan Handa.  Goteborges-Posten, Sweden, November 20, 1996.

Biographical Delusions.  Hot Wired, Renaissance Books, Stephen Fowler, 1996.

125th Anniversary.  Arts Monthly, Claudia Gioseffi, March 1996, Vol. 7, No. 1.

Technology As An Indistinct Amplifier.  Flash Art, Matthew Richie, January 1996.

Still Young at 125 Years.  San Francisco Examiner, Cynthia Robbins, January 18, 1996.

Gefilmtes Meer Beim Abwasch.  Frankfurter Allgemeine, March 13, 1993.

Vidéo et aprés.  Centre Georges Pompidou, Christine Van Assche, 1992.

What Do You Mean, San Francisco Art Scene.  The City, June 1992.

At the End of Art.  Artweek, John Rapko, April 1992.

Still A Metaphor for Life.  San Francisco Examiner, David Bonetti, April 17, 1992.

Childlike Show Reveals Artist’s Hidden Self.  San Francisco Examiner, David Bonetti, November 29, 1991.

Consensual Erotica.  Artweek, Barrett Watten, October 10, 1991.

Award Show Triggers Censorship Memories.  San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, July 21, 1991.

Tantalizing Reflections.  The Washington Post, Jo Ann Lewis, June 12, 1991.

Illuminating Video.  Aperture, Doug Hall and Sally Jo Fifer, 1991.

Tony Labat.  Arts Magazine, Jennifer R. Chron, May 1991.

Monsters of the Ordinary.  Artweek, Charlotte Moser, February 28, 1991.

“Tony Labat Scavenges for His composites.  San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, February 9, 1991.

Labat Brings Life Back to Art.  Los Angeles Times, Zan Dubin, February 16, 1991.

Patchwork Puzzles.  Los Angeles Times, Cathy Curtis, January 10, 1991.

Labat’s Work Reflects Some Strange Ideas.  Orange County Register, Kinney Littlefield, December 28. 1990.

SF MOMA Exhibit Probes Man’s Relationship to Technology.  Film/Tape World, Valerie Soe, April 1990.

Artists Channel Bay Are a Environment.  San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, March 25, 1990.

Polytechnical Diversity.  Artweek, Tony Reveaux, April 19, 1990.

I’d Love to Turn You On.  Art Cellar Exchange, Douglas C. Pallandini, March 1990.

Batty Wiley and Wily Labat.  San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, April 8, 1989.

Ideas, Sentiments, Opinions, Observations. Fuller Gross Gallery Catalog, Karla Mallette, March 1989.

Reminder, Denominators, Souvenirs.  Artweek, Rebecca Solnt, January 1989.

Solid Concepts.  Bay Guardian, Karla Mallete, January 1989.

Kiefer Madness Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Postmodernism, Images of Power,

Art International, Mark Levy, Spring 1989.

Video: Arte a San Francisco.  Flash Art, Martina Corgnati, No. 142, Jan/Feb 1988.

A Critique of Culture and Technology: The Video Art of Tony Labat.  High Performance, Alfred Jan, No. 39, 1987.

Consumer Gods Posing as Sculpture.  San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, August 10, 1987.

Co-Opting the Context.  Artweek, Christine Tamblyn, August 8, 1987.

Large Space: The Last Frontier.  Artweek, Steve Seid, April 18, 1987.

Conversations. Shift #1, John McCarron, 1987.

Watching Machines Ignore Us. The San Diego Union, Robert L. Pincus, May 28, 1987. 

Tony Labat: An Iconoclast in Hand.  Henry Art Gallery Catalogue, Seattle, WA, Jan Butterfield, 1987.

Animal Art.  Steirlischer Herbst 87, Graz. Austria, 1987.

The Self-Portrait: Tangible Consciousness.  Rutgers University, 1987.

Several Points Perspective Rendered from the Vanishing Point of Little Suck-a-Thumb,

Newport Harbor Art Museum Catalogue, Howard Fried, 1987.

Inspired by Leonardo.  Artweek, Rebecca Solnit, January 11, 1987.

Watching Machines Ignore Us. Robert L. Pincus, The San Diego Union, May 28, 1987.

Tony Labat: An Iconoclast in Hand.  Henry Art Gallery Catalogue, Jan Butterfield, University of Washington, 1987.

Animal Art.  Steinischer Herbst ’87, Graz, Austria.

The Self-Portrait: Tangible Consciousness, Rutgers, 1987. 

Several Points Perspective Rendered from the Vanishing Point of Little Suck-a-Thumb,

Howard Fried, Second Newport Biennial, 1996.

After the Master.  Rebecca Solnit, Artweek, January 11, 1986.

Performance: Modes and Themes.  John Strausbaugh and Llene Stein, High Performance, No. 33, 1986.

Resolution: A Critique of Video Art.  Lace, 1986.

5 Artists Thinking of Leonardo.  Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 1985.

Leonardo Would Be Pleased.  Dorothy Burkhart, San Jose Mercury News, December 6, 1995..

Tony Labat: The Video Revolution enters the Mainstream. Murray Paskin, The Daily Californian, October 2, 1985

Video: A Retrospective.  Long Beach Museum of Art, 1984.

The Big Break.  J. Hoberman, The Village Voice, June 19, 1984.

Guilty Edges.  Dale Hoyt, Send Magazine, Spring 1984.

The San Francisco International Video Festival. Robert Atkins, Artforum, April 1983.

Desperate Means for Desperate Times.  Kathi Norklund, High Performance, No. 21, 1983.

The Second Link: Viewpoints on Video in the Eighties.  The Baniff Centre School of Fine Arts, 1983.

The Hearing.  Tony Labat, Send, Summer 1983.

Artists as Comics.  Marina La Palma, Artweek, October 11, 1982.

A Narrative Conceit.  Marita Sturken, Afterimage, April 1982.

Tony Labat.  Ronny Pritikin, Video 80 Magazine, Fall 1982.

From the Academy to the Avant Garde.  Richard Simmons, The Visual Studio Workshop, 1981.

A Knockout of a Performance Piece.  Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 1981.

Boxing as Art.  Lowell Cohen, San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 1981.

P.O.V.  Tony Labat, Video 81, Vo1. 2, No. 1, 1981.

San Francisco Post Hep.  MO David, High Performance, Winter 1981.

Unorthodox Acts Out West.  Robert Atkins, Live 5, 1981.

Doer’s Profile.  Magdalen Pierrakos, Ego Magazine, No. 2, 1981.

Plimptonizazation.  MO David, High Performance, Fall 1981.

Carl E. Loeffler, Performance Anthology, Contemporary Arts Press, Vol. 1, 1980.