1975, born in Seattle/WA, USA
1995-1999, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York/NY, USA
2001-2003, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program,
Studio Program, New York/NY, USA
2002-2003, Program/Cooper Union School of Architecture,
Architecture/Urban Studies Program, New York/NY, USA

lives and works in Paris, France and Tacoma/WA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Consortium Dijon, Dijon, France

2014
Standard, Oslo, Norway
Alone in an empty room, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
A Home, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2013

White Walls, Sensory Spaces, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Spasms of Misuse, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2012

Shaman/Showman, Karl Holmqvist – Oscar Tuazon, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Scott Burton, by Oscar Tuazon, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Manual Labor, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Action, Jonathan Viner, London, Great Britain
Oscar Tuazon with Elias Hansen: We're just in it for Money, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Oscar Tuazon, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2011

Die, The Power Station (Aldon Pinnell), Dallas/TX, USA
STEEL, PRESSURE-TREATED WOOD, OAK POST, OFFICE CHAIR, INDUCTION STOVETOP, ALUMINUM, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
America is my Woman, Maccarone, New York, USA

2010

Sex Booze Weed Speed, (with Garder Eide Einarsson), Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sex, Jonathan Viner, London, Great Britain
My Mistake, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Great Britain
Oscar Tuazon, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
My Flesh to Your Bare Bones (with Vito Acconci), Maccarone, New York/NY, USA
One of My Best Comes, Parc St Leger - Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

2009

Bend It Till It Breaks, Centre internationale d’art et du paysage Ile de la Vassivière, France
Against Nature, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
F.T.W., Dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
That’s Not Made For That, David Roberts Foundation, London, Great Britain
Ass To Mouth, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Untitled (Leave Me Be), Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Another Nameless Venture Gone Wrong, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway

2008

A Vow of Poverty, Maccarone, New York/NY, USA
Kodiak (with Eli Hansen), Seattle Art Museum, Seattle/WA, USA
Dirty Work, Jonathan Viner / Fortescue Avenue, London, Great Britain
This World’s Just Not Real To Me (with Eli Hansen), Howard House, Seattle/WA, USA

2007

Where I Lived And What I Lived For, Module, Palais the Tokyo, Paris, France
I'd Rather Be Gone, Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
Oscar Tuazon / Mike Freeman, Castillo / Corrales Gallery, Paris, France
Voluntary Non vulnerable (with Eli Hansen), Bodgers and Kludgers, Vancouver/BC, Canada


Group Exhibitions

2014

The Promise, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Einarsson/Faldbakken/Tuazon, Team Gallery, New York
Oscar Tuazon and John Divola, TheNow, MiArt, Milan

2013

Art Basel Miami Beach, Public Sector, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
Not Yet Titled. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
356 Sculptures, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA
A free Country, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Standard Escape Routes, Standard Oslo, Oslo, Norway

2012

Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Nina Beier, Berry Patten, Pamela Rosenkranz, Oscar Tuazon and Emily Wardwill: Deliquesce, Jonathan Viner, London, UK (curated by Emma Astner and Laura McLean-Ferris)
Deftig Barock, Von Cattelan bs Zurbaràn, Manifeste des prekär Vitalen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (curated by Bice Curiger)
Art and the City, Ein Festival für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Zurich, Switzerland
Heart in Hand, Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA), Winston-Salem, NC US
Into the Corner, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany

2011

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
The Language of Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA
The Art of Narration Changes with Time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
ILLUMInations (curated by Bice Curiger), 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part 1, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
Tableaux, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
THE WAY IT WASN'T, Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
After Images (curated by Fionn Meade), Musée Juif de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium
Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Fragments Americana (curated by Hedi Slimane), Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Dystopia, CAPC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Art In The City, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Under Construction, SAKS, Geneva, Switzerland
Light In Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington, USA
Poste Restante (curated by Eric Fredericksen), Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris, France

2010

Displaced Fractures – Über die Bruchlinien in Architekturen und ihren Körpern, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
The Way It Wasn’t (Celebrating Ten Years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis/MN, USA
Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo & Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Art Public (with Balice Hertling/Standard (Oslo)), Art41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Rehabilitation, WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Perpetual Battles, Baibakov Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
When Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
The Concrete Show, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
A Basic Human Impulse, GC.AC, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy
Mutinity Seemed a Probability, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Box With The Sound Of Its Own Making, Western Bridge, Seattle/WA, USA
The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales..., castillo/corrales, Paris, France
Les Sculptures Meurent Aussi, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France
Infinite Fold, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2009

Evento, Bordeaux, France
Insiders : praqtiques, usage, savoir-faire, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
Prix Ricard, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France
Display With Sound, IPS, Birmingham, Great Britain
LMCC Sculpture Park, New York/NY, USA
Free As Air And Water, Cooper Union Houghton Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Wood, Maccarone, New York/NY, USA
Gennariello, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
I was a Stranger, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Mirrors (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini), MARCO, Vigo, Spain
Of Vagrant Dwellers in the Houseless Woods (curated by Eric Fredericksen), Or Gallery, Vancouver/BC, Canada
Utopie et Quotidiennete, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Sauvagerie Domestique, Galerie Eduard-Manet, Genevilliers, France
Use It For What It’s Used For (with Eli Hansen), Temporary Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York/NY, USA
L’image Cabrée, 11? Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Hello Goodbye Thank You, Again, castillo/corrales, Paris

2008

Alex Hubbard and Oscar Tuazon, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis/MO, USA
September Show, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect, Sculpture Center, Long Island/NY, USA
Sommerakademie, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, Switzerland
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle/WA, USA
Transformational Grammar, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Sack of Bones (Los Angeles), Peres Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Group show, Dependance, Brussels, Belgium
Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Reed College, Portland/OR, USA
Rendez-Vous Nowhere, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
The Station (curated by Shamim Momin), Miami/FL, USA
Suddenly : Where We Live Now, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland/OR, USA

2007

A Town (Not a City), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Exposition N°1, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Documenta 12 Magazine Projects, under the auspices of Metronome, Kassel, Germany

2006

The Elementary Particles (The Paperback Edition), Standart (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
Minotaur Blood, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London, Great Britain
Just Move On, project for CLUI Wendover, Wendover/UT, USA
Down By Law, The Wrong Gallery, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
An Open Operation, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scottland
for Death, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
The Culture of Fear, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
Metronome no. 10, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland/OR, USA
Living Underground, Siuslaw National Forest/OR, USA

2005

Secret Room, Kanazawa, Japan
Baroque Geode, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Bridges, University of Colorado, Denver/CO, USA

2004

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York/NY, USA
Xtreme Houses, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Human, Fucking Human, Lofoten International Art Festival, Bergen, Norway
Adaptations, Kunstehalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Our Mirror, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York/NY, USA
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Temporary Services, Chicago/IL, USA
Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto, Princeton School of Architecture, Princeton/NJ, USA
The Subsidized Landscape, The Center for Architecture, New York/NY, USA
Sprawl, Hudson Clearing, New York/NY, USA
Adaptations, with Richard Fischbeck, Apex Art, New York/NY, USA

2003

Wight Biennial, with Richard Fischbeck, UCLA, Los Angeles/CA, USA
24/7, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania, Slovenia
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York/NY, USA
Deathtime, 27 Canal, New York/NY, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York/NY, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, with Bea Schlingelhoff, New York/NY, USA
Totally Motivated, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Kunstverein Munich, Germany
Between the Lines, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Apex Art, New York/NY, USA
City Without a Ghetto, Artists Space, New York/NY, USA
Inscribing the Temporal, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

2002

STRIKE, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Great Britain
Coming Soon, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York/NY, USA
Museum of the White Man, New York and Suquamish/WA, USA

2001

Programmable City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York/NY, USA
Landlords Instant Cash!, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York/NY, USA
Building Codes, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York/NY, USA


Projects

2009

vonu, artist edition with May Revue, Paris, France

2005

Downlow, Metronome, Paris, France

2004

An Introduction to the Randome, Bridges Mathematical Conference Proceedings, Hungary

2003

What is a Tool?, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, Cabin Magazine 03, Kent Institute of Art, Great Britain
Planning Alternative Space, RepublicArt.net
Guerilla War in the USA, 1965-70, with Gardar Eide Einarsson, New York/NY, USA

2002

City Without a Ghetto, Artists Space, New York/NY, USA
Refuse to be Burnt Out, UKS Forum for Samtidkust #2/3/4: Architecture, Oslo, Russia
DomeHome, New York/NY, USA
Empire Within, Everything Magazine, London, Great Britain

1999

KYGL Guide to Urban Objects, Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York/NY, USA