Jen DeNike

Jen DeNike’s work harmonizes video, photography, sculpture and performance. A former student of Stephen Shore, DeNike’s photography and choreography seek to explore elements of ritual and the occult in her physical surroundings. Most of DeNike’s video work and photography feature the human figure engaged in physical action with their environment—nude women treading mysterious waterscapes, two teenage boys grunting and sweating as they wrestle on a grassy field, others are skipping stones on the surface of ponds and streams. The choreography of her performances presents a mysterious phenomena of forms, sites and artifacts that explore elements of the paranormal within gender and sexuality. Operating in the gray area between created and captured, DeNike’s eloquent formal language as a photographer and choreographer weaves her construction of narrative into a delicate personal experience.

 

EXHIBITIONS

If She Hollers, November 14 – December 19, 2015

The Star Card, November 10, 2012 – January 26, 2013

The Scrying Trilogy, September 17 – October 23, 2010

Jen DeNike

1971
Born Norwalk, Connecticut. Lives and works in New York.

Education

2002
MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1999-2001
Master Class with Stephen Shore, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1995
BFA in Photography, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Film Sector, Art Basel Miami Beach, with Anat Ebgi, Miami, FL
2015
If She Hollers, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Die Grünen Löwen, DUVE BERLIN, Berlin, DE
2012
The Star Card, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Rope Mirror, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
2010
Jen DeNike Performance, Claudia Groeflin Galerie, Zurich, CH
Jen DeNike: Scrying Trilogy, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, DE
Jen DeNike: Scrying Trilogy, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
SCRYING, Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Jen DeNike: Another Circle, Smith-Stewart Roving, New York, NY
SCRYING, PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008
Thirteen, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Annarumma 404, Milan, IT
2007
Jen DeNike, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Next Door, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, SE
2006
Jen DeNike, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
Seven Suns, New Center For Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY
2005
Seasons in the Sun, Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, New York, NY
The Vampire Portraits, 404 Arte Contemporarie, Naples, IT
2004
All My Love, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Special Projects and Performances

2017
The Femmes' Video Art Festival at Fair Play., Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL
CAPRI BY NIGHT, curated by Elke Kania, Schauspiel Köln, Offenbachplatz, Cologne
2015
Rabbit Moon Performance, Ebell House, LAND Gala, Los Angeles, CA
Time to Honor Fire Performance, Intentionally Blank, New York, NY
2013
Lolita Lo, site specific video and performance, curated by Shamim Momim of LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, at Soho House, West Hollywood, CA
Triskaidekaphobia, curated by Bradford Kessler and AA Bronson, Parade Ground, New York, NY
2012
Performance: Chris Bicalho Collection co-hosted by Christie’s, Sao Paulo, Brazil
She Was Dreaming of Castles in the Sand, Creative Time, New York, NY
13 Moons, curated by Birte Kleeman, Brooklyn Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Iemanja, Art Basel: Art Public, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Christine Kim
Ghost Dance Performance, Vogt Gallery, NYC, curated by Anne Apparu
2010
SCRYING, PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York
SCRYING, Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
2009
TWIRL, Performa Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Arctic Circle, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Being Like Water (Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford), AE2, Los Angeles, CA
2017
777 (Jen DeNike and Damien Echols), Participant Inc, New York, NY
I hear it everywhere I go, curated by Terri C. Smith, Franklin Works, Stamford, CT
Generation Loss: 10 Year Julie Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, DE
Bombay Biennale, Salton Sea, CA
2016
Number Twelve: Hello Boys, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, DE
2014
The Undulation of Something Faintly Familiar, curated by Jen DeNike, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
NADA NY, with Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
Auto Body, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, AR
Girls Girls Girls, NADA Cologne with Vanity Projects NYC, Köln, DE
2013
The Gender Show, Eastman Kodak House, Rochester, NY
Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield and Emma Reeves, Garage Projects, Moscow, RU
Mexico City, public screenings as part of Zona Mexico, Mexico City, MX
AutoCenter, Berlin, DE
2012
Lucie Fontaine Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Alphabet of the Magi, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR Americana, Grey Area, New York, NY
Blood Sugar Sex Magick, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
What Do You Believe In, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Photo Festival, DUMBO, New York, NY
Campaign, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
2011
¡Patria o Libertad!, MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
¡Patria o Libertad!, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
54th Venice Biennale, Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield and Emma Reeves with London-based media platform Post, Garage Projects, Moscow, RU
Meditation Trance, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
Ca & la, Willow sound installation, Palais de Toyko, Paris, FR
She Devil 5, MACRO Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, IT Our Darkness, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE
A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Deichtorhallen, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hamburg, DE
Father, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
Filament, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Misericordia, curated by Birte Kleeman, PRISM, Los Angeles, CA
Plus One, curated by Dan Cameron, Perry Rubenstein, New York, NY
Inspired, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
Saturn Return, Curated by Elizabeth Lovero, Wallspace, New York, NY
2009
Performance, Performa Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Deep End, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
Burn Baby Burn, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, DE
Reflections On The Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, curated by Lauren Ross, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A Starting Point: Intrude 366—Dynamics of Change and Growth, curated by Biljiana Ciric, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN
Arctic Circle, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY
The Company Presents: Video Screening, Sagamore Art Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2008
Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Through A Glass Darkly, curated by Jenny Schlenzka, Redline, Denver, CO
To: Night, curated by Joachim Pissarro, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
Human Resources, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
Art Intrude Art & Life 366, curated by Biljiana Ciric, Citywide Public Art Installation, Shanghai, CN
Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, curated by Anat Ebgi and Terence Koh, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
Seduction of a Blossom, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Studio 54, video screenings series, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Video 2008, Duvekleemann, Berlin, DE
That Was Then, This Is Now, PS 1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Under the Influence, curated by Anat Ebgi, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY
Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Boys of Summer, curated by Shelley Aarons and Edsel Williams, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York, NY
2007
She Was Born to Be My Unicorn, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Curious Green, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
m.a.s.h, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Amy Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Into Me / Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
2006
Into Me / Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, PS1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Upstate, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
The Spiral House, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, SE
People, Museum D’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, IT
Schwanengesang/Swansong, Centre of Attention, Schiffbau, Zurich, CH
Smoke and Mirrors: Deception in Contemporary Art, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Art & Place 1: Place as Muse, Space 301, Mobile, AL
Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!, curated by Anat Ebgi and Jose Diaz, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Seventh Side of the Die, curated by Anat Ebgi, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY
Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, CH
Bricks In The Hood, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York, NY
Oh Boy, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY
2005
Greater New York, PS1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
On the Beach, curated by Justin Lowe, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Something is Somewhere, curated by Anat Ebgi, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; PAN Museum, Naples, IT
If You’re Feeling Sinister, curated by Anat Ebgi, Alona Kagan, New York, NY
Inner Garden, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
2004
Boys Behaving Badly, curated by Valerie Cassel, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Narcissism and Other Diseases of the Soul, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
Art & Commerce Emerging Photographers Exhibition, Empire State Park Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
AIM 24, curated by Lydia Yee and Amy Rosenblum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
Liasons, Luxenbourg Contemporary Art Center, Luxembourg, BE Domestic Arrivals, curated by Anat Ebgi, White Box, New York, NY
Sitting, Standing, Reclining, Modern Culture, New York, NY
By the Woods, Miami Light Projects, curated by Diego Singh, Miami, FL
2003
Tar Beach: New Artists from New York, curated by Michael Wilson, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Haunted, curated by Jose Diaz, Worm-Hole Laboratory, Miami, FL
Louisiana Biennial, curated by Terry Myers, Valerie Cassel, Odili Donald Odita, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2002
Something in Common, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
Plant TV Performance: Peter Coffin’s Perfect If On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Pete & Repeat, curated by Kathleen Forde, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Cities Stories, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia School of Design, Halifax, NS
1999
Outer Boroughs, curated by Paul Ha and Lauren Ross, White Columns, New York, NY

Curatorial Projects

2017
Magnificent Chaos, Curated by Jen DeNike, Brooklyn Navy Yard, November 2017
2016
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Curated by Jen DeNike, Brooklyn, New York, September 2016
Beware of a Holy Whore, Curated by Jen DeNike, New York, New York, March 2016

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Julia Stoschek Sammlung Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Il Giardino dei Lauri Collection, Umbrio, IT

Awards/Fellowships

2004
AIM 24 Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2003
Louisiana Division for the Arts – New Media Grant
2000-2002
Bard Fellowship, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College
2000
Artist Travel Grant, Nova Scotia School of Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bibliography

2018
Daniel Gerwin, "Two Fresh Takes on Portraying Female Bathers in Art," Hyperallergic, February 7, 2018.
Annabel Osberg, “Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford,” Artillery Magazine, January 24, 2018.
2017
Mariam Nihal, "Highlights from Art Basel in Miami," The Saudi Gazette, December 15, 2017.
“5 new things to see and do at Art Basel 2017,” South Florida Business Journal, December 6, 2017.
Christina Hennessy, “Stamford art show ponders the American Dream,” CT Post, November 26, 2017.
“‘Generation Loss’ at Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf,” Bluoin ArtInfo, September 18, 2017.
2016
Andrew Berardini, “Jen DeNike: If She Hollers,” ArtReview, January-February 2016.
2013
Ed Schad, “Star Card review,” ArtReview: 145, March 2013.
Annie Buckley, “On Seing: Divination,” Huffington Post, March 2013.
Holly Myers, “Jen DeNike is in Too Deep,” L.A. Times, February 2013.
2012
Pauline Adamek, “Jen DeNike at the Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles,” Art Media Agency, November 14, 2012.
Georgianna Boehnke, “The Star Card-An Art Show,” The Tarot Room, November 19, 2012.
Robin Newman, “Clouds in My Coffee,” Dossier Journal, November 20, 2012.
Pauline Adamek, “Jen DeNike art opening ‘The Star Card’ and ‘Full Moon Fever’” ArtsBeatLA, November 9, 2012.
2009
Anke Volkmer, “Number Two: Fragile,” Catalog Text, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, June 2009.
“Goings On About Town, Art,” The New Yorker, May 25, 2009.
Jane Harris, “Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, The third wave of feminist video comes ashore at the Brooklyn Museum,” Time Out New York / Issue 711, May 14-20, 2009.
Ken Johnson, “SheTube: Female Voices on the Small Screen,” The New York Times, May 1, 2009.
Jenny Schlenzka, “Through a Glass Darkly,” Catalog Text. Redline, Denver, CO, April 2009.
2008
Catherine Taft, “Catherine Taft’s Round-up of the Best Shows in LA, Human Resources,” November 2008.
Joachim Pissarro, “To: Night,” Catalog Text, Hunter College Art Gallery, October 2008.
Anat Ebgi, "Jen DeNike," Flash Art International: 162, May-June 2008.
Dmitry Komis, "Stars and Stripes," NY Arts Magazine, May-June 2008.
H.G. Master, “Jen DeNike: Thirteen,” Flavorpill, February 9, 2008.
Rachel Fershleiser, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” Grand Street News: 16, February 2008.
Nicholas Weist, “Interview with Jen DeNike,” ArtSlant, March 12, 2008.
2007
Robert Clark, "Jen DeNike Sheffield," The Guardian, Jun 23, 2007.
Tina Jackson, "Jen DeNike," Metro Newspaper, May 29, 2007.
Rodrigo Mallea Lira, "The Flag Girls in the Little House on the Prairie," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
Jeanine Griffin, "Visual Semaphore," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
Stephanie Vegh, “Jen DeNike,” MAP Magazine, Fall, 2007: 63.
Michael Wilson, "For All Mankind," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
2006
Klaus Biesenbach, “Into Me Out of Me,” New York: PS1 Contemporary Art and Berlin, September 2006.
Matt Wolf, “Jen DeNike,” Flash Art International, January-February 2006: 50. Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, 2006.
2005
Choire Sicha, “Inner Gardens,” The New York Times, April 10, 2005.
Karen Rosenberg, “Artists on the Verge of A Breakthrough,” New York Magazine, March 7, 2005: 35-36.
Amy Smith-Stewart, “Greater New York, 2005,” New York: PS1 / MoMA, 2005.
2004
Lydia Yee, “AIM 24,” Catalog Essay, Bronx Museum of The Arts, April 15 – June 20, 2004.
Valerie Oliver, “Boys Behaving Badly,” Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2004.
2003
Eric D. Bookhardt, “Louisiana Biennial,” Art Papers, November 2003: 44.
Alfred Hickling, “Tar Beach,” The Guardian, May 26, 2003.
Vince Aletti, “Something in Common,” Village Voice, January 29, 2003: 54.
Ken Johnson, “Something in Common,” The New York Times, January 17, 2003.

Publications

2013
Various Small Books, MIT PRESS
2012
Campaign, C24 Gallery, New York, New York
2011
¡Patria o Libertad!, MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
¡Patria o Libertad!, Cobra Museum, Netherlands
2010
Julia Stoschek Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Misericordia, PRISM, Los Angeles, California
2009
Fragile Number Two, Julia Stoschek Collection
2008
Through A Glass Darkley, REDLINE, Denver, Colorado
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
Boys of Summer, Fireplace Projects, East Hampton, New York, NY
To: Night, catalog, Hunter College, New York, New York
2007
Fluxus Kit, co-produced by Tensta Konstall Sweden and Site Gallery, England, UK
2006
Seven Suns, Artist book, published by Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY and Oliver Kamm, New York, NY
Into Me Out Of Me, KW, Berlin, Germany
2005
Greater NY, MOMA/PS1, New York
2004
AIM 24, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, New York
Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Jen DeNike

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Jen DeNike, Installation View, Film Sector, Art Basel Miami Beach, with Anat Ebgi, Miami, FL
Jen Denike, Installation view, The Pimp, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, 2017
Jen Denike, Installation view, The Pimp, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, 2017
Jen DeNike
Installation view of NUMBER TWELVE: HELLO BOYS, 2016
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf
Photo: Simon Vogel, Cologne
Jen DeNike
The Cat, 2015
Chromogenic Photograph
41 x 28 inches
Edition of 3 with 1AP
Jen DeNike
Mothers, 2015
Chromogenic Photograph
41 x 28 inches
Edition of 3 with 1AP
Jen DeNike
Mike & Kevin, 2006–2015
Digital C-print
32 x 40 inches
Jen DeNike
Twilight, 2006/2015
Digital C-print
32x40 inches
Jen DeNike
Kevin, 2006/2015
Digital C-print
32x40 inches
Jen DeNike, Flag Boy, 2007. Single channel video, color, sound, 2 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike, Wrestling, 2003. Single channel video, color, sound, 3:11 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 3, 2 AP.
Jen DeNike, Dunking, 2003. Single channel video, color, sound, 3:49 loops continuously. Edition of 3, 2 AP.
Jen DeNike, Dumb-Bells, 2002. Single channel video, color, sound, 12 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike
Circle of Stars, 2007/2012
C-print photograph
48 x 60 inches. Edition 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike, Flag Girls, 2007. Single channel video, color, sound, 1:30 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 5, 2 AP.
Still from The Star Card, single channel video, color, sound, duration: 04:12, Edition 1/5, 1AP
Jen DeNike, Happy Endings, 2006. Single channel video, color, sound, 2:09 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 5, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike, Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Top, Bottom, 2007. Two-channel video, sound, color, 10 minutes, looped. Edition of 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike. Dead Man's Float, 2005. Single channel video, color, sound with glass vessel.
Jen DeNike, Shipwreck, 2005. Single channel video, color, sound, 00:49 seconds, looped continuously. Edition of 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike, Girls Like Me, 2006. Single channel video, color, sound, 6 minutes, loops continuously. Edition of 3, 1 AP.
Jen DeNike
Another Circle, 2010
Single channel video, 3 min, continuous loop
Edition of 3
Jen DeNike
Lemanja, 2011
Sculpture and Performance
Art Basel, Miami

BIOGRAPHY

Jen DeNike’s work harmonizes video, photography, sculpture and performance. A former student of Stephen Shore, DeNike’s photography and choreography seek to explore elements of ritual and the occult in her physical surroundings. Most of DeNike’s video work and photography feature the human figure engaged in physical action with their environment—nude women treading mysterious waterscapes, two teenage boys grunting and sweating as they wrestle on a grassy field, others are skipping stones on the surface of ponds and streams. The choreography of her performances presents a mysterious phenomena of forms, sites and artifacts that explore elements of the paranormal within gender and sexuality. Operating in the gray area between created and captured, DeNike’s eloquent formal language as a photographer and choreographer weaves her construction of narrative into a delicate personal experience.

 

EXHIBITIONS

If She Hollers, November 14 – December 19, 2015

The Star Card, November 10, 2012 – January 26, 2013

The Scrying Trilogy, September 17 – October 23, 2010

CV

Jen DeNike

1971
Born Norwalk, Connecticut. Lives and works in New York.

Education

2002
MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1999-2001
Master Class with Stephen Shore, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1995
BFA in Photography, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Film Sector, Art Basel Miami Beach, with Anat Ebgi, Miami, FL
2015
If She Hollers, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Die Grünen Löwen, DUVE BERLIN, Berlin, DE
2012
The Star Card, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Rope Mirror, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
2010
Jen DeNike Performance, Claudia Groeflin Galerie, Zurich, CH
Jen DeNike: Scrying Trilogy, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, DE
Jen DeNike: Scrying Trilogy, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
SCRYING, Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Jen DeNike: Another Circle, Smith-Stewart Roving, New York, NY
SCRYING, PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2008
Thirteen, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Annarumma 404, Milan, IT
2007
Jen DeNike, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Next Door, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, SE
2006
Jen DeNike, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
Seven Suns, New Center For Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY
2005
Seasons in the Sun, Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, New York, NY
The Vampire Portraits, 404 Arte Contemporarie, Naples, IT
2004
All My Love, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Special Projects and Performances

2017
The Femmes' Video Art Festival at Fair Play., Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL
CAPRI BY NIGHT, curated by Elke Kania, Schauspiel Köln, Offenbachplatz, Cologne
2015
Rabbit Moon Performance, Ebell House, LAND Gala, Los Angeles, CA
Time to Honor Fire Performance, Intentionally Blank, New York, NY
2013
Lolita Lo, site specific video and performance, curated by Shamim Momim of LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, at Soho House, West Hollywood, CA
Triskaidekaphobia, curated by Bradford Kessler and AA Bronson, Parade Ground, New York, NY
2012
Performance: Chris Bicalho Collection co-hosted by Christie’s, Sao Paulo, Brazil
She Was Dreaming of Castles in the Sand, Creative Time, New York, NY
13 Moons, curated by Birte Kleeman, Brooklyn Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Iemanja, Art Basel: Art Public, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Christine Kim
Ghost Dance Performance, Vogt Gallery, NYC, curated by Anne Apparu
2010
SCRYING, PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, New York
SCRYING, Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
2009
TWIRL, Performa Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Arctic Circle, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Being Like Water (Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford), AE2, Los Angeles, CA
2017
777 (Jen DeNike and Damien Echols), Participant Inc, New York, NY
I hear it everywhere I go, curated by Terri C. Smith, Franklin Works, Stamford, CT
Generation Loss: 10 Year Julie Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, DE
Bombay Biennale, Salton Sea, CA
2016
Number Twelve: Hello Boys, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, DE
2014
The Undulation of Something Faintly Familiar, curated by Jen DeNike, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
NADA NY, with Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
Auto Body, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, AR
Girls Girls Girls, NADA Cologne with Vanity Projects NYC, Köln, DE
2013
The Gender Show, Eastman Kodak House, Rochester, NY
Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield and Emma Reeves, Garage Projects, Moscow, RU
Mexico City, public screenings as part of Zona Mexico, Mexico City, MX
AutoCenter, Berlin, DE
2012
Lucie Fontaine Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Alphabet of the Magi, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR Americana, Grey Area, New York, NY
Blood Sugar Sex Magick, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
What Do You Believe In, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Photo Festival, DUMBO, New York, NY
Campaign, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
2011
¡Patria o Libertad!, MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
¡Patria o Libertad!, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
54th Venice Biennale, Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield and Emma Reeves with London-based media platform Post, Garage Projects, Moscow, RU
Meditation Trance, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
Ca & la, Willow sound installation, Palais de Toyko, Paris, FR
She Devil 5, MACRO Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, IT Our Darkness, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE
A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Deichtorhallen, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hamburg, DE
Father, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR
Filament, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Misericordia, curated by Birte Kleeman, PRISM, Los Angeles, CA
Plus One, curated by Dan Cameron, Perry Rubenstein, New York, NY
Inspired, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
Saturn Return, Curated by Elizabeth Lovero, Wallspace, New York, NY
2009
Performance, Performa Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Deep End, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
Burn Baby Burn, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, DE
Reflections On The Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, curated by Lauren Ross, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A Starting Point: Intrude 366—Dynamics of Change and Growth, curated by Biljiana Ciric, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN
Arctic Circle, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY
The Company Presents: Video Screening, Sagamore Art Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2008
Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Through A Glass Darkly, curated by Jenny Schlenzka, Redline, Denver, CO
To: Night, curated by Joachim Pissarro, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
Human Resources, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
Art Intrude Art & Life 366, curated by Biljiana Ciric, Citywide Public Art Installation, Shanghai, CN
Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, curated by Anat Ebgi and Terence Koh, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
Seduction of a Blossom, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Studio 54, video screenings series, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Video 2008, Duvekleemann, Berlin, DE
That Was Then, This Is Now, PS 1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Under the Influence, curated by Anat Ebgi, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY
Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Boys of Summer, curated by Shelley Aarons and Edsel Williams, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York, NY
2007
She Was Born to Be My Unicorn, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Curious Green, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
m.a.s.h, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Amy Smith-Stewart, New York, NY
Into Me / Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
2006
Into Me / Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, PS1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Upstate, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
The Spiral House, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, SE
People, Museum D’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, IT
Schwanengesang/Swansong, Centre of Attention, Schiffbau, Zurich, CH
Smoke and Mirrors: Deception in Contemporary Art, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Art & Place 1: Place as Muse, Space 301, Mobile, AL
Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!, curated by Anat Ebgi and Jose Diaz, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Seventh Side of the Die, curated by Anat Ebgi, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY
Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, CH
Bricks In The Hood, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York, NY
Oh Boy, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY
2005
Greater New York, PS1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
On the Beach, curated by Justin Lowe, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Something is Somewhere, curated by Anat Ebgi, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; PAN Museum, Naples, IT
If You’re Feeling Sinister, curated by Anat Ebgi, Alona Kagan, New York, NY
Inner Garden, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
2004
Boys Behaving Badly, curated by Valerie Cassel, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Narcissism and Other Diseases of the Soul, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
Art & Commerce Emerging Photographers Exhibition, Empire State Park Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
AIM 24, curated by Lydia Yee and Amy Rosenblum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
Liasons, Luxenbourg Contemporary Art Center, Luxembourg, BE Domestic Arrivals, curated by Anat Ebgi, White Box, New York, NY
Sitting, Standing, Reclining, Modern Culture, New York, NY
By the Woods, Miami Light Projects, curated by Diego Singh, Miami, FL
2003
Tar Beach: New Artists from New York, curated by Michael Wilson, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Haunted, curated by Jose Diaz, Worm-Hole Laboratory, Miami, FL
Louisiana Biennial, curated by Terry Myers, Valerie Cassel, Odili Donald Odita, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2002
Something in Common, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
Plant TV Performance: Peter Coffin’s Perfect If On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Pete & Repeat, curated by Kathleen Forde, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Cities Stories, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia School of Design, Halifax, NS
1999
Outer Boroughs, curated by Paul Ha and Lauren Ross, White Columns, New York, NY

Curatorial Projects

2017
Magnificent Chaos, Curated by Jen DeNike, Brooklyn Navy Yard, November 2017
2016
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Curated by Jen DeNike, Brooklyn, New York, September 2016
Beware of a Holy Whore, Curated by Jen DeNike, New York, New York, March 2016

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Julia Stoschek Sammlung Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Il Giardino dei Lauri Collection, Umbrio, IT

Awards/Fellowships

2004
AIM 24 Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2003
Louisiana Division for the Arts – New Media Grant
2000-2002
Bard Fellowship, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College
2000
Artist Travel Grant, Nova Scotia School of Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bibliography

2018
Daniel Gerwin, "Two Fresh Takes on Portraying Female Bathers in Art," Hyperallergic, February 7, 2018.
Annabel Osberg, “Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford,” Artillery Magazine, January 24, 2018.
2017
Mariam Nihal, "Highlights from Art Basel in Miami," The Saudi Gazette, December 15, 2017.
“5 new things to see and do at Art Basel 2017,” South Florida Business Journal, December 6, 2017.
Christina Hennessy, “Stamford art show ponders the American Dream,” CT Post, November 26, 2017.
“‘Generation Loss’ at Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf,” Bluoin ArtInfo, September 18, 2017.
2016
Andrew Berardini, “Jen DeNike: If She Hollers,” ArtReview, January-February 2016.
2013
Ed Schad, “Star Card review,” ArtReview: 145, March 2013.
Annie Buckley, “On Seing: Divination,” Huffington Post, March 2013.
Holly Myers, “Jen DeNike is in Too Deep,” L.A. Times, February 2013.
2012
Pauline Adamek, “Jen DeNike at the Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles,” Art Media Agency, November 14, 2012.
Georgianna Boehnke, “The Star Card-An Art Show,” The Tarot Room, November 19, 2012.
Robin Newman, “Clouds in My Coffee,” Dossier Journal, November 20, 2012.
Pauline Adamek, “Jen DeNike art opening ‘The Star Card’ and ‘Full Moon Fever’” ArtsBeatLA, November 9, 2012.
2009
Anke Volkmer, “Number Two: Fragile,” Catalog Text, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, June 2009.
“Goings On About Town, Art,” The New Yorker, May 25, 2009.
Jane Harris, “Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, The third wave of feminist video comes ashore at the Brooklyn Museum,” Time Out New York / Issue 711, May 14-20, 2009.
Ken Johnson, “SheTube: Female Voices on the Small Screen,” The New York Times, May 1, 2009.
Jenny Schlenzka, “Through a Glass Darkly,” Catalog Text. Redline, Denver, CO, April 2009.
2008
Catherine Taft, “Catherine Taft’s Round-up of the Best Shows in LA, Human Resources,” November 2008.
Joachim Pissarro, “To: Night,” Catalog Text, Hunter College Art Gallery, October 2008.
Anat Ebgi, "Jen DeNike," Flash Art International: 162, May-June 2008.
Dmitry Komis, "Stars and Stripes," NY Arts Magazine, May-June 2008.
H.G. Master, “Jen DeNike: Thirteen,” Flavorpill, February 9, 2008.
Rachel Fershleiser, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” Grand Street News: 16, February 2008.
Nicholas Weist, “Interview with Jen DeNike,” ArtSlant, March 12, 2008.
2007
Robert Clark, "Jen DeNike Sheffield," The Guardian, Jun 23, 2007.
Tina Jackson, "Jen DeNike," Metro Newspaper, May 29, 2007.
Rodrigo Mallea Lira, "The Flag Girls in the Little House on the Prairie," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
Jeanine Griffin, "Visual Semaphore," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
Stephanie Vegh, “Jen DeNike,” MAP Magazine, Fall, 2007: 63.
Michael Wilson, "For All Mankind," Catalog Text, Tensta Konsthall and Site Gallery, April 2007.
2006
Klaus Biesenbach, “Into Me Out of Me,” New York: PS1 Contemporary Art and Berlin, September 2006.
Matt Wolf, “Jen DeNike,” Flash Art International, January-February 2006: 50. Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, 2006.
2005
Choire Sicha, “Inner Gardens,” The New York Times, April 10, 2005.
Karen Rosenberg, “Artists on the Verge of A Breakthrough,” New York Magazine, March 7, 2005: 35-36.
Amy Smith-Stewart, “Greater New York, 2005,” New York: PS1 / MoMA, 2005.
2004
Lydia Yee, “AIM 24,” Catalog Essay, Bronx Museum of The Arts, April 15 – June 20, 2004.
Valerie Oliver, “Boys Behaving Badly,” Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2004.
2003
Eric D. Bookhardt, “Louisiana Biennial,” Art Papers, November 2003: 44.
Alfred Hickling, “Tar Beach,” The Guardian, May 26, 2003.
Vince Aletti, “Something in Common,” Village Voice, January 29, 2003: 54.
Ken Johnson, “Something in Common,” The New York Times, January 17, 2003.

Publications

2013
Various Small Books, MIT PRESS
2012
Campaign, C24 Gallery, New York, New York
2011
¡Patria o Libertad!, MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
¡Patria o Libertad!, Cobra Museum, Netherlands
2010
Julia Stoschek Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Misericordia, PRISM, Los Angeles, California
2009
Fragile Number Two, Julia Stoschek Collection
2008
Through A Glass Darkley, REDLINE, Denver, Colorado
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
Boys of Summer, Fireplace Projects, East Hampton, New York, NY
To: Night, catalog, Hunter College, New York, New York
2007
Fluxus Kit, co-produced by Tensta Konstall Sweden and Site Gallery, England, UK
2006
Seven Suns, Artist book, published by Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY and Oliver Kamm, New York, NY
Into Me Out Of Me, KW, Berlin, Germany
2005
Greater NY, MOMA/PS1, New York
2004
AIM 24, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, New York
Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston