Ari Marcopoulos (Amsterdam, Netherland)

Ari Marcopoulos, who was born in Amsterdam in 1957 and moved to New York City in 1980, is an artist, filmmaker, and photographer currently living and working in New York. He has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, at Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Berkeley Art Museum in California; MoMA PS1, New York; galerie frank elbaz, Paris; Marlborough Chelsea, New York; and Alleged Gallery, New York, among other locations.

Marcopoulos participated in two Whitney Biennials (in 2008 and 2010), and his photographs are in collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; and Detroit Institute of Arts. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Interview, Paper, Blind Spot, Transworld Snowboarding, and Snowboarder. His films include the documentary Larry Wright and Key to the Riddle, a documentary on the artist Forrest Bess.
Among Marcopoulos’s many books are Epiphany: Gucci (Idea, 2016), Not Yet (Rizzoli, 2016), Rome−Malibu (Roma, 2016), Fumes(Karma, 2015), Out to Lunch (Roth, 2012), Directory (Nieves/Rizzoli, 2011), Out and About (Damiani, 2005), Kids Born out of Fire (Perks and Mini, 2004), Pass the Mic: Beastie Boys 1991−1996 (powerHouse, 2001), and Transitions and Exits (powerHouse, 2000).

Selected Solo Exhibition

2021
Gallery Frank Elbaz, Dallas, USA
2020
Into the Now, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2019
Films. Photographs, Fergus McCaffrey, New York, USA
3 Films. 3 Photographs, Fergus McCaffrey, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Machine, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
L1032015, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA
2012
Wherever you go, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA
Here and Now, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Midway, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2011
Abandoned Sleep, Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA
Directory, White Columns, New York, USA
This Week, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2010
It Might Seem Familiar, Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009
Within Arm’s Reach, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA
2008
Always and Never, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy
Fear God, The Project, New York, USA
The Chance is Higher, Gallery White Room, Tokyo, Japan
Ari Marcopoulos: Architectures, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
2007
The Chance Is Higher, MC, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Under Penalty of Perjury, Someday Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Flow, Mu, Eindhoven, Netherlands
New Work, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Even the president of the United States sometimes has got to stand naked, PS1/MOMA, New York, USA
2004
No. 12 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002
Pass The Mic 1991-1996, Shibuya Tower, Tokyo, Japan
2001
Alleged Gallery, New York, USA
The Deep Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Partobject Gallery, North Carolina, USA

Selected Publications

2020
09.24.20 (Roma Publications, Holland)
Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament (Roma Publications, Holland)
Polaroids 92-95 (CA, NY) (Dashwood Books, New York)
2018
The Athens dialogues (Roma Publications, Holland)
2016
Epiphany: Gucci (Idea, New York)
Not Yet (Rizzoli, New York)
Rome−Malibu (Roma Publications, Holland)
2015
Fumes: Ari Marcopoulos, Matthew Barney Studio (Karma Books, New York)
2012
Out to Lunch (Roth, New York)
2011
Directory (Nieves/Rizzoli, Zurich, Switzerland/New York)
2009
Ari Marcopoulos: within arm's reach, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum
2008
The chance is higher
2007
Ad Rock
2005
Out and About (Damiani, 2005)
Even the president of the United States sometimes has got to stand naked
2004
Kids Born out of Fire (Perks and Mini, 2004)
2001
Pass the Mic: Beastie Boys 1991−1996 (powerHouse, New York)
2000
Transitions and Exits (powerHouse, New York)