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Sanford Biggers is an American visual artist who was born in 1970. Sanford Biggers has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago and at the Pace New York (32 East 57th Street). Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Black Madonna' sold at Christie's New York 'Open House' in 2008. There have been Numerous articles about Sanford Biggers, including 'Miami galleries are jammed with noteworthy exhibitions' written by Anne Tschida for Miami Herald in 2014.
 
 
 

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Sanford Biggers from auction houses worldwide.

Sanford Biggers, 3 works; Christmas Gifts
3 works; Christmas Gifts
Lot 384
Los Angeles Modern Auctions
Sanford Biggers, QC #3
textiles and...
QC #3
Lot 6
Christie's New York
Sanford Biggers, Untitled
ink on paper
Untitled
Lot 155
Christie's New York
Sanford Biggers, Nina Katchadourian, 2 works: Norton Christmas Project (Bright Smile), Norton Christmas Project (Salt and Pepper Shakers)
Mixed media...
2 works: Norton Christmas Project (Bright...
Lot 20
Skinner, Inc., Boston
 

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Sanford Biggers around the world.

in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of the Arts
USA / New York / Bronx : Exhibition
Bronx Museum of the Arts
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USA / New York / 57th Street : Exhibition
Pace New York (32 East 57th Street)
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Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Sanford Biggers from leading publications worldwide.

Miami galleries are jammed with noteworthy exhibitions
Miami Herald / Anne Tschida
In previous years, the art scene slowed to a crawl by...
Sanford Biggers Solo Exhibition at David Castillo Gallery
Miami Art Guide
Sanford Biggers’ works integrate film/video,...
Expansion West: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project
MutualArt / Lori Zimmer
West Coast non-profit LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic...
10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
MutualArt
10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
 
 

Sanford Biggers (b. 1970 Los Angeles) received a BA from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1992, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, in 1997 and received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. Selected exhibitions include Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2011); Moon Medicine a solo show at the Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, Calif. (2010); Prospect 1: US Biennial in New Orleans (2008); NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith at the Menil Collection in Houston Texas (2008)); Illuminations at Tate Modern in London (2008); The New Authentics at Spertus Museum in Chicago (2008); Museum of Okinawan Time at the Okinawan Prefectural Museum of Art in Naha, Japan (2007); The Somethin' Suite, curated by RoseLee Goldberg at Performa 07 in New York (2007); For Love of the Game at the Amistad Museum/Wadsworth Antheneum in Hartford, Connecticut (2007); and Blossom at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri (2007). In 2011 Biggers will have a solo survey of his work at the Brooklyn Museum and a major installation at Mass. MoCA. Biggers is an affiliate faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University Sculpture and Expanded Media program and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s VES Department in 2009. He is presently assistant professor at Columbia University’s Visual Arts program.

Working in two-dimensions, sculpture, installations, video art and performance, Sanford Biggers has put his mark on the conversation of identity and otherness. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics and identity in order to offer new perspectives on the themes and art history itself. Biggers explores creative syncretism or the fusion of different belief systems and the part of humanity that creates a need to have things explained. Music is essential to Biggers’ work because it is an aspect of art that doesn’t need explanation. It is something that exists and makes sense without explanation. Through his art and music, Biggers touches on what it means to exist in a world where you feel different. His work draws upon the historical experiences of African-Americans, but doesn’t rest at reflecting the past. Biggers’ work also projects hopeful possibilities.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014
Sanford Biggers: Vex, Baldwin Gallery, USA, Aspen
2013
Sanford Biggers, monique meloche, USA, West Loop
2011
Sanford Biggers: Cosmic Voodoo Circus, SculptureCenter, USA, Long Island City
Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer's Conundrum, MASS MoCA, USA, North Adams
2009
Sanford Biggers: Featuring Imani Uzuri, Mark Hines, and Other Special Guests., The Kitchen, USA, Chelsea
Sanford Biggers, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA, Portland
2008
Sanford Biggers, D'Amelio Terras, USA, Chelsea
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, USA, Durham
Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago , USA, Chicago
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, USA, Downtown Miami
in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection, Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA, Bronx
Fierce Creativity, Pace New York (32 East 57th Street), USA, 57th Street
New Bed, Krowswork Gallery, USA, Oakland
2013
Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement, SCAD Museum of Art, USA, Savannah
The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, USA, Harlem
2012
The Art of Humor: Five Hundred Years of Caricature and Satire at RAM, Riverside Art Museum, USA, Riverside
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, USA, Downtown Miami
2011
Stargazers, Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA, Bronx
The Missing Peace, San Antonio Museum of Art, USA, San Antonio
Danna Vajda and Rona Yefman: Short Stories, SculptureCenter, USA, Long Island City
Short Stories: Alejandro Cesarco and Ursula Mayer, SculptureCenter, USA, Long Island City
2010
Progress Reports: Art In an Era of Diversity, Iniva, UK, London
Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA, Portland
Harlem Postcards: Sanford Biggers, Tiara Hernandez, Hew Locke and Ginger Brooks Takahashi, The Studio Museum in Harlem, USA, Harlem
Grain of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, USA, New York
2009
The Barnett Aden Collecion at HEMPHILL Fine Arts, Hemphill, USA, Downtown
Amerikana, Neue Gesellschaft Für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Germany, Kreuzberg
2007
The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, The Hispanic Society of America, USA, Washington Heights
Level 2 Gallery: Illuminations, Tate Modern, UK, Bankside
 
 
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