Andres Serrano

- Selected Works
- Biography

Andres Serrano (New York, August 15, 1950) is an American photographer, known for his photographs of bodies, as well as controversial works such as Piss Christ, a photograph of a crucifix immersed in urine of the artist himself.
Andres Serrano has Afro-Cuban and Honduras origins. From 1967 to 1969 he studied art at the Brooklyn Museum and Art School. Lives and works in New York.
Works:
Many photos of Serrano using body fluids such as blood, semen or breast milk. The work “Blood and Semen III”, created from blood and seminal fluid was used as the album cover of the metal band Metallica’s Load, while “Piss and Blood” was used for the cover of ReLoad, always the same band. Also in 2002, with the collaboration of Paulo von Vacano realized the solo exhibition titled Via Crucis inside the de-consecrated Church of Santa Marta in Rome.

- Exhibitions
  • 2017

    Andres Serrano - Torture - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    Andres Serrano - Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
    Andres Serrano: Selected Works 1984-2015 - Jack Shainman Gallery - The School, New York City, NY

  • 2016

    Andres Serrano - Torture - Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Paris, Paris
    Andres Serrano - Uncensored photographs - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

  • 2015

    Andres Serrano - Ainsi soit-il - Collection Lambert, Avignon
    Andres Serrano - Rue Visconti Galerie, Paris
    Andres Serrano - Redemption - Fotografiska, Stockholm

  • 2014

    Andrès Serrano - Musée Fesch, Ajaccio
    Andres Serrano. Cuba - Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Bruxelles, Brussels

  • 2013

    Andres Serrano - Cuba - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
    Andres Serrano - Signs Of The Times - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris

  • 2012

    Body and Spirit: Andres Serrano 1987-2012 - Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York City, NY
    Sacramentum: Sacred Shadows - Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Bruxelles, Brussels

  • 2011

    ANDRES SERRANO - HOLY WORKS - Galleria Pack, Milan

  • 2010

    Andres Serrano - FLYING CIRCUS GALLERY, San Pedro Garza Garcia
    Andres Serrano - Church - Maruani & Noirhomme, Knokke-Heist

  • 2008

    Shit, Yvon Lambert New York, New York, (4/9 – 4/10/08) (solo)
    Art[e]merica Latina, The Citadel, Saint-Tropez, France (7/4-10/15/08)
    Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, England (5/22-8/31/08)Traces du Sacré, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Jean de Loisy and Angela Lampe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (5/7-8/11/08); traveling to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (9/18/08-1/11/09)
    BABY: Picturing the Ideal

  • 2007

    Portraits d’une Troupe, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France (solo)
    Mask, James Cohan Gallery in collaboration with Joseph G. Gerena Fine Art, New York, NY (12/13/07-1/26/08)
    All for Art! Our Great Private Collectors ShareTheir Works, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (12/6/07-3/2/08)
    Death Becomes Her, Yvon Lambert Temporary Space, Miami, FL (12/5-12/10/07)
    Fotográfica, Fotomuseo, Bogota, Columbia (10/10-11/19/07)
    Dedica – 1986-2006 Twenty Years from Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, curated by Julia Draganovic, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy (12/16/06-3/17/07)
    J’embrasse Pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (10/27/07-1/13/08) (solo)
    Passage du Temps, Collection François Pinault Foundation, Lille, France (10/16/07-1/1/08) (solo)
    A History of Sex, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden (9/23 -12/31/07) (solo)
    Moving onto ALINGSÅS Kulturhus, Alingsås, Sweden (1/26-3/8/08) (solo)
    Cuerpo Sagrado: Andres Serrano, Fotologia 5, Museo Iglesia Santa Clara, Bogotá, Colombia (8/9-9/1/07) (solo)
    Portraits d’une Troupe, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France (7/7-9/30/07) (solo)
    Russia, Galleri Charlotte L

  • 2006

    Andres Serrano: La Part Maudite, Collection Lambert, Musée d'Art Contemporain Avignon, France (11/18/06-2/11/07) (solo)
    Andres Serrano, PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (10/15-11/26/06) (solo)
    Baroque, Gimpel Fils, London, England (4/4-5/6/06); Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2/23 - 4/6/06) (solo)
    Minding Traditions, The Museum of Biblical Art, New York (12/8/06 - 2/25/07)
    Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California (1/21-4/22/06)
    Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (1/14-4/30/06)
    Andres Serrano: El dedo en la llaga, ARTIUM Contemporary Art Museum, Vitoria, Spain (6/21 – 10/15/06); travelling to Tecla Sala, Barcelona (1/18 – 3/25/07); and PhotoEspaña Festival, Madrid, Spain (6/6 – 7/22/07)
    Andres Serrano, Walter O

  • 2005

    Andres Serrano: Lectures in Photography, Ferguson Theater; Columbia College, Chicago (11/17/2005)
    Russia-America, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia (12/8 – 1/6/06)
    Andres Serrano: Enthüllungen/ Revelations, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (10/8/05- 12/4/05)
    Des Américains, Yvon Lambert, Paris
    A History of Sex, The Erotic Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    The Americans, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Roma, Italy
    Man & Woman: Love’s Wonderous Ways, Museum of New Art in Parnu, Estonia
    20th Anniversary of Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (11/12-12/23/05)
    The Divine Body, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NY (10/7-10/27)
    Twenty Five Years, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (10/21 – 12/31)
    25 Years Baumgartner Gallery, Part 2, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY
    Collection Lambert en Avignon, Musée d’art contemporain, Avignon, France
    Corpus Christi, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY (6/18-7/30/05)
    Jesus Christ Superstar: 140 Years of Jesus Christ in photography, Bruce Silverstein Photography, New York, NY (6/16-7/29/05)

  • 2004

    "America", Galleria Photology, Milano, Italy (01/31/04 - 04/03/04)

  • 2003

    "America," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (12/10/03-1/17/04)
    "Orizzonti – Belvedere dell’Arte", Firenze Mostre, Florence, Italy (07/07/03 – 10/26/03)
    "Works 1985-2002", Andre Simoens Gallery, Belgium (4/20-4/27,2003)
    "Ekthesi Photographias", Kalfayan Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, (03/03-)
    "A History of Sex", 5th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century, Greece, (March 2003)
    "America", Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles (01/17/03 – 02/01/03)

  • 2002

    Body and Soul," Traveling Exhibition, MEO, Budapest, Hungary (Az idö és a gonosz helye) (2/9 – 3/10/02)
    "Andres Serrano," Reali Arte Contemporarea, Brescia, Italy, Feb 2002.
    "Andres Serrano’s Via Crucis," Ex Church S. Marta/Rome, (10/3-10/13/02).
    "America," Gimpel Fils, London, England (10/25 – 11/30/02)

  • 2001

    World Without End," The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, New York, NY (2/28 – 4/15/01)
    "The Beauty of Evil (De Schoonheid van het Kwaad)," De Zonnehof, Center for Modern Art, Amersfoort, Netherlands (10/14/01-4/14/2002)
    "Objects of Desire," Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (04/13 – 05/21/01)
    "The Interpretation of Dreams," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (5/12 – 6/8)
    "The Interpretation of Dreams," Photology, Milano, Italy (9/20 – 11/17/01)
    "The Interpretation of Dreams," Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden (10/25 – 12/8/01)
    "Body and Soul," The Barbican (The Curve), London (10/4 – 12/23/01)
    "Andres Serrano: La Interpretación de los Sueños," Juana de Aizpuru Gallery, Madrid, Spain, (opens 11/8/01)

  • 2000

    "Body and Soul," Traveling Exhibition, Bergen Art Society, Bergen, Norway (2/24/00 -3/19/00); Rogaland Kunst Museum, Stavanger, Norway (4/26/00 - 5/21/00); Tromsø Art Society, Tromsø, Norway (6/8/00 - 8/13/00); Stenersenmusett, Olso, Norway (8/21/00 - 10/15/00); Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (11/1/00 - 12/31/00); Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania (1/01 - 2/01); Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany (3/01 - 4/01); Barbican Art Center, London, England (10/01 - 12/01)
    "Andres Serrano," Galerie Edition Kunsthandel/20.21, Essen, Germany (9/9 - 11/18/00)

  • 1999

    "Andres Serrano" David Perez-MacCallum Arte Contemporaneo, Guayaquil, Ecuador (1/20 - 2/12/99)
    "Andres Serrano: Immersions & Fluid Abstractions" Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium (8/6/99 -9/6/99)

  • 1998

    "Andres Serrano: A Survey" Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, Colorado (10/24-12/12/98)
    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Photology, Milan, Italy (9/15-11/10/98),
    Photology, London, England (5/28-7/17/98)
    "Andres Serrano: ‘Red’" Baumgartner Galleries Inc, Washington, DC (6/18 - 7/15/98)
    "A History of Andres Serrano" Horsens Museum of Modern Art, in cooperation with the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands (3/14/ - 5/24/98)
    "Andres Serrano: Fluids" Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (4/25 - 5/30/98)
    "Andres Serrano: Selected Photographs 1987-1996" Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington (1/8-2/1/98)
    "Andres Serrano: Early Works" Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2/6 - 3/4/98)
    "Andres Serrano" Galeria 1991-Joao Graca, Lisbon (1/17 - 2/28/98)

  • 1997

    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Ugo Ferranti, Rome (10/15 - 11/29/97)
    "Andres Serrano" National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (10/10 - 10/12/97)
    "Andres Serrano" Kirkcaldy Galleries, Melbourne, Australia (10/10 - 11/30/97)
    "Andres Serrano" Quintana Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (9/5 - 10/7/97)
    "Andres Serrano: Natives + History of Sex", Artcore Gallery, Toronto (9/6 -9/30/97)
    "Andres Serrano" PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (7/12 - 8/30/97)
    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (3/1 - 4/12/97)
    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden (5/7 - 6/19/97)
    "Andres Serrano: Fluids, The Klan" Lydmar Hotel, Stregatan, Sweden (5/7 - 6/19/97)
    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (3/1-4/12//97)
    "Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (1/11-2/18/97)
    "Andres Serrano" Galeria Juana des Aizpuru, Madrid (1/29-2/29/97); Seville (5/15 - 6/20/97)
    "A History of Andres Serrano: A History of Sex" Groninger Museum, The Netherlands (2/21-5/21/97)

  • 1996

    "Andres Serrano" Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (10/17 - 11/10/96)
    "Andres Serrano" Galerie Dante, Umag, Croatia (8/12 - 9/15/96)
    "Andres Serrano: Large Scale Photographs" Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO (9/6-10/31/96)
    "Andres Serrano" Mokka, Reykjavik, Iceland (6/3 - 7/8/96)
    "Andre Serrano" Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezula (3/10 - 4/28/96)
    "Andres Serrano" Port de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (4/26 - 6/31/96)
    "Andres Serrano: From A Southern Perspective" UCA Baum Gallery of Fine Art, Conway, Arkansas (4/21 - 5/10/96)

  • 1995

    Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln (11/12/95-1/12/96)
    "Andres Serrano: Budapest" Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli (11/95)
    "Andres Serrano: The Morgue" Ugo Ferranti, Rome, March 1995
    Portfolio, Edinburgh, Scotland (8/12 - 9/23/95)
    David Floria Gallery, Woody Creek, CO (3/3-30/95)
    "Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93," travels to: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1/27 - 4/9/95); Center for the Fine Arts, Miami (5/6 -7/30/95); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (9/30 - 11/26/95); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (12/9/95 - 2/4/96); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (3/30 - 5/19/96)

  • 1994

    "Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93," Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (11/10/94-1/15/95), travelling
    "The Morgue," Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal (10/20/94 - 1/8/95)
    "Budapest," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (10/1/94 - 100/26/94)
    "Budapest," Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (9/17/94 - 10/29/94)
    "The Morgue," Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden (9/1/94 - 10/8/94)
    Galerija Dante Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia (7/16/94 - 8/25/94)
    Alfonzo Artiaco, Naples (1/94 - 2/94)
    "The Church Series," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2/8/94 - 2/19/94)
    Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (1/17/94 - 2/23/94), travelled to: Moderna Galerija Ljubliana, Slovenia (3/1/94 - 3/31/94); Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria (5/7/94 -6/19/94)
    Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium (2/11/94 - 3/27/94)

  • 1993

    "Selected Works: 1986-1992," Feigen Inc., Chicago (11/19/93 - 1/9/94)
    "The Morgue," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (1/23/93 - 2/20/93)

  • 1992

    "The Morgue," Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (10/17/92 - 11/18/93), travelled to: La Tete d'Obsidienne, Fort Napoleon, la Seyne-sur-Mer, France (3/20/93 - 4/93); Palais du Tau, Reims (5/5/93 - 5/30/93); Grand Hornu, Mons, Belgium (1/94 - 2/94)
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Holland
    Zone Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K.

  • 1991

    Saatchi Museum, London, U.K.
    Gallery Via 8, Tokyo, Japan
    "Nomads," Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
    "KKK Portraits," University of Colorado at Boulder
    Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston
    Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark and Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
    Seibu, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
    Yvon Lambert, Paris

  • 1990

    Stux Gallery, New York
    Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan
    Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
    BlumHelman Gallery, Santa Monica
    Gallery Hibbel, Tokyo, Japan
    The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

  • 1989

    Stux Gallery, New York

  • 1988

    Stux Gallery, New York
    Greenberg/Wilson Gallery, New York

  • 1987

    Galerie Hufkens-Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1986

    "The Unknown Christ," Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York

  • 1985

    Leonard Perlson Gallery, New York

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