nancy davenport


Master of Fine Arts, The School of Visual Arts, New York , NY


Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada

2011 – Present

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

2010 – 2011

Faculty, Graduate Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania

2003 – 2010

Core Faculty, ICP/ Bard MFA Program, New York, NY

2001 – 2010

Faculty, MFA Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Henry Wolf Chair, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2006 – 2009

Guest Faculty, MFA Photography, Yale University, CT

2005 – 2009

Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, NY

2005 – 2006

Guest Faculty, Advanced Photography, Cooper Union, New York, NY


EXILE Gallery, Berlin, Germany


BK Contemporary, Neuchatel, Switzerland


Militarhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden, Germany


Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York


Gardner Art Center, University of Sussex, UK

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, England


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

MIT List Arts Center -Media Wall, Cambridge, Mass.


Photo & Contemporary, Turin, Italy


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York


The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada


Corchoran Gallery, NJCU


Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

OR Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


La Centrale, Montréal, Canada


Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York


YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Canada


FAKE, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany

The Front, Baxter St. Gallery, New York, NY


À propos de l’inquiétude, Dazibao Gallery, Montréal, Canada

Sunken Living Room, Franklin Street Works, 45 Franklin Street, Stamford CT


Clash: Conflict and its Consequences, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Faking It: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

An Interrupted Allegory, World Financial Center, New York, NY


Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), Instituto Svizzero Roma


FEEDFORWARD-The Angel of History, LABoral, Gijón, Spain

Les Visages de L’Industrie, Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Switzerland

WORK NOW, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

Workers Leaving the Factory, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Custom Car Commandos, Art in General, New York, NY *

Paradox Now!, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA


Liverpool Biennial International 08, Liverpool, UK *

Revolution I Love You, Trafo Gallery, Budapest traveling to IPS Birmingham, UK

ReConstitutions, DHC/Art Fondation pour l’art Contemporain, Montréal *

Not Quite How I Remember It, The Power Plant, Toronto *


10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey *

Stutter and Twitch, CCS Bard Galleries, Bard College, Annanedale-on-Hudson, New York


The Message is the Medium, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY


John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, UK

Workers, JFK Performing Arts Center, Washington DC

Workers, Frognerparken, Oslo, Norway (Hydro Centennial) *

The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York

Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Photography Reborn, Ramapo Col New Jersey, NJ *

The Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Republican Like Me, Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Strangers :The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video,

International Center of Photography, New York, NY *

Urban Dramas, de Singel International Kunstcentrum, Antwerp *


Alter Ego, Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

25th Bienal de Sao Paulo: Metropolitan Iconographies, Sao Paulo, Brazil *

Travels to PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Lifelike, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois


It’s a Cruel World, White Columns, New York


Picture/Image/World, Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey


Black and White, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York


Making Pictures – Women and Photography, 1975 – Now, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York,

travels to Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997


Selections from 1993 – 1995, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

Desiring Authors, Enveloping Myths, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Art History and Its Discontents, Hobart Smith College Gallery, Geneva

Revealing Desire, Cristinerose Gallery, New York


4 Person show, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto Canada

More than Real, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dreaming of You, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Power, Pleasure, Pain: Contemporary Women Artists and the Female Body,

Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (3 person show with Melissa Gwyn Miller and Hilla Lulu Lin)


All the World’s a Stage, Marsh Fogel Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Smash Mega Hits, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto, Canada


The Auto Erotic Object, Hunter College Gallery, New York

Between the Sheets, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

Nature Lover, Windows on White Street, 51 White Street, New York, NY


Who Is Jimmy Buckles? Cabinet Magazine, Issue 58, pp. 38- 47


Double Portrait of Dan Graham, Critics Issue 01, ARTZONE magazine, Kyoto University
of Art and Design (inside cover, folded insert, essay pp. 67-75

Point Grey (collaboration w/ poet Matthew Burgess), Issue 1, MOLD Magazine, Secretary Press, NDC.


Call & Response, Triple Canape, pp. 4-8, Sept 2012

Round and Around, Special Issue on Photography, pp. 35-39, Secretary Press, NDC.


Artist Project, BLIND SPOT Magazine, Issue 42, pp. 21-32, (Guest Editor: Liz Deschenes)


Artist Project, Cabinet Magazine, Issue 7, spread p122.-123


Screensavers project and essay, October Magazine, Issue 100. Spring 2002, pp. 64 – 67


Davenport, Nancy, essay on Pradeep Dalal, Bomb Magazine, Issue 140, Summer


Davenport, Nancy, artist book RENOVATION, 9x12in, 304 pages, Cabinet Books, D.A.P. NY

Schraven, Hannah, “Nancy Davenport at Exile”, KUNSTGRIFF 26. July 2016


Ki-moon, Ban (foreward), The United Nations at 70, pp. 78-79, 132-33, 156-57, 178-79, Rizzoli, NY

Hoelzl, Ingrid, Soft Image: Toward a Theory of the Digital Image, The University of Chicago Press,
Chap 2. pp. 29-45,


Goto, Shigeo, 11 Remarkable Photographers in NYC, Japanese Esquire, February, 105-106, pp. 111-112

Sanchez, Gabriel H., “Home Sweet Home: À propos de l’inquiétude”, ArtForum, May

Choinière, France, “HOME SWEET HOME” catalogue essay, pp. 172

Kunard, Andrea, “Focus on Conflict”, National Gallery of Canada MAGAZINE, January 23


Shurkus, Marie, Camera Lucida & Affect: Beyond Representation, Photographies Journal , Volume 4,
Issue 2, pp. 3-26, Routledge, UK

Maloney, Megan, “Nancy Davenport- A Closer Look”, In-Between, Sept 06


Holzl, Ingrid, “Blast-Off Photography: Nancy Davenport and Expanded Photography” in History of Photography, Volume 36, pp 1-133, Routledge, UK

Johnson, Ken, ”Their Cheating Art: Reality and Illusion at the MET”, New York limes, Oct 11

Beauchesne, Claudia Eve, “Faking It: Manipulated Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art”,
Issue Three, Kolaj Magazine

Kopstein, Joshua, “A New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum: Before and Afler Photoshop”, VERGE, Oct 12


Kindler, Jan, exhibition catalog essay, Militarhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr: Ausstellung und
Architektur, Dresden, pp 64-65


BLIND SPOT Magazine, Issue 42, Guest Editor: Liz Deschenes

Beckman, Karen, “CRASH: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis”, Duke University Press, Durham and London

Coggins, David, “In the Studio: Nancy Davenport”, Art in America, May


Rosenberg, Karen, “Custom Car Commando”, New York Times, Art Review, February 27

Workers Leaving the Factory”, Detroit Metro Times, May 15

X.Tresaco, “Best New York Art 2009″, Theredoom Publishing


Carlson, Benjamin, “Not Quite How I Remember It”, Frieze, October

Copeland, Colette, “Visible Disillusionment”, Afterimage, 36/3

Nunez, Monica, “Nancy Davenport”, Liverpool Biennial catalogue Dorment, Richard, “Liverpool Biennial:

Made Up”, Telegraph UK Sept 22

Beckman/Ma, “Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography”, Duke University Press, pp. 110-123

Reckitt, Helena, “Not Quite How I Remember It”, The Power Plant

Zeppetelli, John, “ReConstitutions/ReEnactments”, DHC/Art, 2008

Mavrikakis, Nicolas, “Recyclages et déconstructions”, VOIR, 28 février

Bélisle, Jean-François, “ReConstitutions”, CV79, Éte/Summer 2008

Lévy, Bernard, “Voir, Re-Voir”, Vie des Arts, no.210, avril 2008

Cloutier, Mario, “Re-Constitutions chez DHC”, La Presse, 2 mai 2008

Redfern, Christine, “Viewing the past through eyes of a lens”, The Gazette, March 1, 2008


Sundell, Margaret, “Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives inPhotography”, Phaidon Press, pp. 74-75

Pollack, Barbara, “On View”, Photograph, September/October 2006

Interview, “Lesson Plans: Discussion between Nancy Davenport & Barbara Pollack”, Atlantica 41-42, pp 4-21

Griffin, Jonathan, “Campus,” Frieze, February

Herbert, Martin, “Campus”, Art Monthly, November

Smith, Adrian, “Spirit of ’68 Alive in University Perspectives”, The Times Higher, November 14


Baker, George, “Photography’s Expanded Field”, OCTOBER, issue 114, pp120-140 and back cover

Lipkin, Jonathan, “Photography Reborn: Image Making in the Digital Era”, Harry N. Abrahms Inc, pp101-102

Haus, Mary, “Struck by Lightning,” Artnews, February


Zeaman, John, “What you See is Not Necessarily What you Get,” The Record, November 28

Pollack, Barbara, Time Out New York, Art Listings: ‘Campus’, March 18 – 25,. p.72

Ritchin, Fred, “Strangers: The First ICP Triennial”, Aperture, Spring, pp. 4-6.


Pollack, Barbara, “Everyone Has an Ennial; Now It’s Photography’s Turn”,The New York Times, September 7.

Gambari, Olga, “In Mostra: Nancy Davenport/ Photo&Contemporary, Torino,”

Flash Art, December-January 2003, page 125. Italian Edition.


Sundell, Margaret, Time Out New York, Art Listings: ‘PC Revolution’, December 5 – 12, p.68

Sundell, Margaret, “A Conversation with Nancy Davenport” Documents,Issue 22, Fall 2002

Graham-Dixon, Andrew, “Art: After the Fall” Vogue (British Edition), September, p. 167 – 172.

Concert’ by Nancy Davenport, “Failure” issue of Cabinet, Summer,p. 122.

Groothuis, Marjan, “Metropolitan icons at PROA” Buenos Aires Herald, July 14, p.11

Rohter, Larry, “A Tilt Toward the Third World at the Sao Paul Biennial”, The New York Times, May 27, 2002

Artist Questionnaire Nancy Davenport, October 100, Spring, pp. 64 – 67.

Baker, George, “Openings: Nancy Davenport”, Artforum, February.

Volk, Gregory, “Nancy Davenport at Nicole Klagsbrun”, Art in America, January


Yoshimoto, Midori, “Too Perfect a Timing: Collages of Terrorist Images”, Geijustu Shincho, December 2001

Tomii, Reiko, “From New York”, The Shin bijutsu shinbun, November 2001.

Thomas, Kelly Devine, “Aftershocks” ArtNews, November 2001

Pollack, Barbara, “New York Reviews”, ArtNews, November 2001

Lerner, Adam, “Moving Pictures”, Artforum, November 2001

Cypriano, Fabio, “Terrorismo sera tema na sala de NY na Bienal de SP”,Folha de.Paulo, September 8, 2001

Stankus, Kristy, “Art And Life”, Culture Shock, September 28, 2001

Vince Aletti, “Photo Realism,” Village Voice, September 25, 2001, pg. 74

Roberta Smith, “In New York’s Galleries, a New Context Seems to Remake the Art”, The New York Times, September 19th, 2001

Ken Johnson, “Galleries; Chelsea”, The New York Times, September 21


Kerri Embry, Andreas Kahre, “Accident-Prone, Nancy Davenport”, Front, May – June


P. Elaine Sharp, “Raw Sublime”, York University Press, Fall George Baker, “Marvelous Catastrophes”, catalog essay, Mercer Union


Jennifer Gonzalez, “Beauty will be Compulsive”, catalog essay, La Centrale, October

Tessera, “Feminism and Self-Help”, photo spread, V.23, Winter

Gregory Volk, World Art, No.13, Summer

Dominique Nahas, Review Magazine, November


Tessera, “Writing Nations”, cover & feature, V.18, Summer Shawn Hill, “At Arm’s Length”, Bay Windows, April 13


Deborah Bright, “Photography on the Front Lines”, Exposure, V.29

Sue Canning, The New Art Examiner, Summer

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, “Art and Difference in Public Space”, Harvard Gazette, April 8

Juli Carson, “Lying to tell the truth, telling the truth to lie”, catalog essay, Gracie Mansion Gallery, February

Elizabeth Mansfield, “Power, Pleasure, Pain: Contemporary Women

Artists and the Female Body”, catalog essay, Harvard University Art Museums, March

Kim Levin, The Village Voice, March 29


Phyllis Braff, The New York Times, August 1

Hamish Buchanan, “Elegant Explosion”, Xtra Magazine, July 23

Oliver Girling, “Mad, Bad & Dangerous”, Eye Magazine, July 29


Kim Levin, “Voice Choice”, The Village Voice, October 20

Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 15

Elizabeth Hess, “Dirty Laundry”, The Village Voice, May 12

Kim Levin, The Village Voice, May 12


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection , New York, NY

Walker Art Gallery Collection, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Mead Gallery Collection, Coventry, United Kingdom

National Gallery of Canada Collection, Ottawa, Canada

Ferreira Collection, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Friedlander Collection, New York, NY

Nomad Worldwide Photo Collection, New York, NY

Waterval Collection, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada


Mellon Humanities, Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Research Grant


Abigail Cohen Rome Prize in Visual Art, American Academy in Rome


DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Production Grant


Andy Warhol Foundation Inaugural Visual Arts Writing Grant


Anonymous was a Woman Foundation Award


Canada Council Visual Arts Grant


Canada Council Visual Arts Grant


Canada Council Short Term Grant


Canada Council Short Term Grant


lecture – RENOVATION project, Yale Law School, event presented by JUNCTURE: Explorations in Art and
Human Rights in co operation with the Yale School of Art & the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


moderator / event organizer -Irregular Readings II, Exile Gallery, Berlin

visiting artist lecture and seminar discussion- Interdisciplinary Studio w/ Walid Raad, The Cooper Union, NY

visiting artist lecture- Mica Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


MFA workshop – “The Intersection of Art-Making and Social Change”, University of Pennsylvania


MFA workshop /critical reading seminar- “Deleuze & Hollis Frampton”, University of Pennsylvania

lecture “A Re-Reading of Julio Cortázar (End of the Game & Blow-Up)” and panel discussion – Lines of Sight, Triple Canopy, New York, NY


lecture and panel discussion- “Truth, Lies, and Photographs”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

moderator of panel discussion- “9 Perspectives”, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

lecture and panel discussion- “Photography and Humor”, BLIND SPOT LAB, Cabinet Project Space, NY

lecture and panel discussion- “Abstract Painting and Beyond” Conference, organized by Kaja Silverman,
University of Pennsylvania


lecture and panel discussion- Die Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany

MFA Photography workshop- ‘The Projected Image”, University of Pennsylvania


artist lecture- lnstituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy

artist lecture- American Academy in Rome, Italy

artist lecture- Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich, Germany

artist lecture & photography seminar- KHiB Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway


three month workshop – “Aleatory Space, Architecture and Photography”, EFTI Escuela de fotografía, Madrid, España

lecture – “On Kawara’s Pure Consciousness’, Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Dia Art Foundation, NY

visiting artist lecture and seminar discussion- CaiArts/ California Institute of the Arts, LA

Henry Wolf Chair in Photography Lecture -The Cooper Union, New York, NY


artist lecture – Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria

three month workshop, “Emerging Forms of Documentary”, Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg

two week workshop with Prof. Julia Scher- “Embedded”, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Germany

artist lecture- DHC/Art Fondation pour l’art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada


lecture and seminar- “Contemporary Social Documentary”, MFA Photography, Yale University, New Haven

artist lecture -The University of California, Riverside, CA

lecture and panel discussion- “Around Photography” Conference, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


special topics workshop- “Contemporary Social Documentary”, Milton Avery MFA Program, Bard College, NY


lecture and MFA workshop -Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT


artist lecture – International Center of Photography, New York, NY

artist lecture- Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY


lecture and discussion w/ writer Margaret Sundell, IPO Lecture Series, Whitney Museum, New York, NY MFA

workshop- “Structuralist Film & Photography”, Hunter College, New York, NY