For over thirty years, Andrea Bowers (American, b. 1965) has made art across a variety of mediums, from video to colored pencil to installation art, that activates. Her work combines an artistic practice with activism and advocacy, speaking to deeply entrenched social and political inequities as well as the generations of activists working to create a fairer and more just world.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Moving in Space without Asking Permission, Fondazione Furla and GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy (2022), Andrea Bowers, curated by Michael Darling and Connie Butler, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2022) was before at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2021), Energy with Intention, Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles (2021), Grief and Hope, Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2020), Think of Our Future, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2020), Light and Gravity, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany (2019) Climate Change is Real, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2019), Hammer Projects: Andrea Bowers, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017), Womxn Workers of the World Unite!, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2017), Andrea Bowers: Sanctuary, Bronx Museum, New York (2016), In Situ 1 - Andrea Bowers, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014), #sweetjane, Pomona and Pitzer College Museum of Art, Claremont, (2014), The Weight of Relevance, Wiener Secession, Vienna, traveled to The Power Plant, Toronto (2007).
In addition, Bowers has participated in numerous group exhibitions, which include: Get in the Game: Sports and Contemporary Culture, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2023), Dear Earth, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2023), New Time: Art and Feminism in the 21st Century, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley (2021), Stories of Resistance, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2021), It’s Urgent, Luma Westbau, Zurich (2020), Women take the Floor, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019), Agora, The High Line, New York (2018), Power to the People. Political Art Now, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2018), Documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel (2017), La Terra Inquieta, Triennale di Milano, Milan (2017), The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2016), Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna (2015).Bowers’ work is held in the permanent collections of The Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, MoMA, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Tate Modern, London and Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany, among others.