Erica Baum

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born in New York, USA; lives and works in New York

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York B.A. Anthropology, New York, NY

Hunter College, CUNY M.A. TESOL/Applied Linguistics, New York, NY

Yale University School of Art, M.F.A. Photography, New Haven, CT

solo & duo exhibitions (selection)  

Square is the Chatter, Galerie Markus Lüttgen, Düsseldorf, DE 
A Method of a Cloak, Klemm’s, Berlin, DE

A Long Dress, Bureau, New York, US                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Naked Eye Nature Morte, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, FR

Until It Makes Sense, Erica Baum & Ajit Chauhan, SVIT, Prague, CZ
AAa:Quien, Erica Baum & Libby Rothfeld, Bureau, New York, US 

The Following Information, Bureau, New York, US 

Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, FR

The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, US
Harpoon the Monster: Blackboards, Blanks and Viewmasters (with Francis Baudevin), Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CH

The Public Imagination, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, DE
The Public Imagination, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, FR
Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, DE
Erica Baum: Blanks/Naked Eye Anthology, Melas Papadapoulos, Athens, GR
Solo Show, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, US

Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, US
Naked Eye, Marc Jancou, Geneva, CH

The Public Imagination, Circuit, Lausanne, CH
Shuffled Glances, Bureau, New York, US

The Naked Eye, Dispatch Bureau, New York, US
Reference, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, DE

Word Each to Cling I, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

Them, D'Amelio Terras, New York, US

Play, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US
Directions, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, New York, US

Recent Work, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US

New Photographs, Clementine Gallery, New York, US

Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, US

University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, US


group exhibitions (selection)


On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA 
True Pictures? Contemporary Photography from North America– From Document to Concept, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE 
Casa Nova, Crèvecœur, La Porta, Corsica, FR
RABBIT HOLE, F Gallery, Houston, USA 

Pictures, Revisited, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA 
Summer In Love, O V project, Brussels, BE

Face à face, frac île‑de‑france, Campus de Villetaneuse, FR 
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US 
Photographie et documents, 1983-2018: Une histoire de la collection du Fonds régional d’art contemporain #2, Frac Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, FR  
Condo New York, Bureau hosting (STANDARD OSLO), New York, US
The Second Body, organized by Sam Contis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, US 
Cut - Copy - Paste, o v project, Brussels, BE 
What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, US                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, The New York Public Library, New York, US
The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US
Lever le voile, frac île‑de‑france, Paris, FR 
Types of Typewriting, Schreibmaschinentexte seit den 1950er Jahren, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, DE
Hours and Places, Wojciech Bąkowski, Erica Baum, Constance DeJong, Bureau, New York, US 
mark, Team Gallery, New York, US
The Remains of Cinema, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, AT
Condo London, Southard Reid hosting Bureau (New York) and Park View (Los Angeles), London, UK   

Satellite TV, organized by Anne Eastman, Tetsuo's Garage, Nikko, JP
L’art dans tous ses états – chap.8, frac île‑de‑france, Les Réservoirs, Limay, FR
Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, curated by Béatrice Gross, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, AT 
A une heure de la civilisation, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Marseille, FR
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, US 
Tuer la marionnette, curated by Clement Delepine, CACBM, Paris, FR
Elective Affinities: A Library, curated by Jocelyn Spaar and Sarah Watson, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, US
Take Note, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, US 
Strange Days, Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, FR
Erica Baum, Francis Baudevin, Stéphane Dafflon, Philippe Decrauzat, Blair Thurman, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AT 

Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, US
Tongue, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, US
Two Years of Looking, New Art Projects, London, UK 
Thought Patterns, Deborah Ronnen, Rochester, US
For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

Revelations, FRAC Île de France, Paris, FR
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Pangrammar, P!, New York, US
Jeux de langage, FRAC Île de France, Paris, FR
The Exhibition of a Film (Screening), Tate Modern, London, UK2015
Revelations, FRAC Île de France, Paris, FR
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Pangrammar, P!, New York, US
Jeux de langage, FRAC Île de France, Paris, FR
The Exhibition of a Film (Screening), Tate Modern, London, UK
The Exhibition of a Film (Screening), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE
True Players, W139, Amsterdam, NL
Body/Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, US
Reloaded - Concrete Trends, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, DE
For Troedsson Villa, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, JP
After Dark, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Erica Baum, Barb Choit, Rawson Projects, New York, US
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, University Galleries, FAU, Boca Raton, US

PLATEFORME(S), Centre d’art contemporain d’Yverdon-les-Bains, Yverdon-les-Bains, CH
Lucid Gestures: An Exhibition of Barnard Alumnae Artists, Mccagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, US
The Exhibition of a Film, Centre D’art Contemporan Geneve, Geneva, CH
The Built Environment: Lower East Side in Istanbul, Mixer, Istanbul, TR
Infinite Tuning, Murray Guy, New York, US
A Poem a Day, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, BE
Seymour, CEEAC, Strasbourg, FR
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l’âne. Autour de Raymond Hains, Le Frac Bretagne, Rennes, FR
Lists, Bury Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK

AGORA 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, GR
Anthology, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
Printing Out the Internet cur. Kenneth Goldsmith, Labor, Mexico City, MX
Step Right In, Visual Arts Center, Austin, US
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum,
East Lansing, US
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, CA
Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, US
Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, US
October 18, 1977, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc, New York, US
Jew York, Untitled Gallery and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, US
Everyday Epiphanies, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
Bass! How Low Can You Go?, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, US
The Feverish Library Cont'd, Capitan Petzel, Berlin, DE
Speaking and Thinking, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, SE
DOWNTOWN: a view of the Lower East Side, James Cohan, Shanghai, CN
30th Bienal de São Paulo Touring Program, Sesc São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, BR

The Imminence of Poetics, Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR
Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice Gallery Los Angeles, US
Postscript, Denver MCA, Denver, US
The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, US
Coquilles Méchaniques, FRAC Alsace, Altkirch, FR
B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, US
Journal d’une chambre, Cur. Jean-Max Colard, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, FR
Slow Numbers, Showroom 170, New York, US
Erica Baum and Sara MacKillop, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, US
(im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, US

Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, US
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, US
Pictures Extra and Others, Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, GR

ITEM, curated by Mamie Tinkler, Mitchell Innes & Nash, New York, US
Readers Delight, McKenzie Gallery, New York, US
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, DE
Freischuss, Kleine Humboldt Galerie Humbolt University, Berlin, DE

I know nothing of the weather when I know it is either raining or not raining, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Feldman Gallery Portland, US
We’ll Know Where When We Get There, Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprime, Chatou, FR

Useful Gestures, Useless Gestures, Dipatch Bureau, New York, US
Subject Index, Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo, SE
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, US

Re-Make/Re-Model, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US

Gravity Over Time, cur. John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, IT

Summer group show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US
Foul Play, Thread Waxing Space, New York, US
Summer Reading, Yancey Richardson, New York, US
Neither / Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, US (catalogue)

Gel, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US
Hotspots, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, DE
Inventory, White Columns, New York, US
Sourpuss, Lubelski Gallery, New York, US

selected publications & projects


Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

The ARCADES: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, edited by Jens Hoffman, contributions by Caroline A. Jones, Vito Manolo Roma, and Kenneth Goldsmith, Exhibition Catalog, The Jewish Museum, New York

Erica Baum, Dog Ear, second printing, Ugly Duckling Presse

Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, contributions by Jennifer Blessing and Susan Thompson, Exhibition Catalog, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Erica Baum, ‘Colors / Cadmium Red,’ Cabinet Magazine, Issue 58 ‘Theft,’ Summer
Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, Crèvecoeur/oe Paris & Bureau New York
Alterations: Built, Blended, Processed, Exhibition Catalog, Florida Atlantic University
ed. by Victoria Bean & Chris McCabe, The New Concrete, Hayward Publishing, London

Idra Novey, Clarice: The Visitor, artworks by Erica Baum, University of Chicago Press

Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Exhibition Catalogue
Erica Baum, Melody Indicator, Triple Canopy
Francis Baudevin/Erica Baum, Regency Art Press

Dispatch 2007-2011, Dispatch New York
Erica Baum, Sightings, One Star Presse
Erica Baum, Dog Ear, with Kenneth Goldsmith and Béatrice Gross, Ugly Duckling Presse

Erica Baum, Naked Eye, with Kenneth Goldsmith, Free Association

Erica Baum, Roll Playing, Kelly Writers House, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Exhibition Catalog

public collections


Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Aïshti Foundation
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP)
FRAC Ile de France
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Hood Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
MAMCO Genève
Norton Museum of Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
University of Guelph McClelland & Stewart Art Gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art
Yale University Art Gallery