Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Brian O'Connell

Born 1972, Leuven, Belgium. Lives and works in New York.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Harry and Pete,(collaboration with Todd Bourret) Dumbo Arts Center, NYC
2010 The Illusion of Plans, Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL
2009 Structural, Uncontrolled, Hollywood, Political, Auteur, Cosmic, Happy, Sad, and Ordinary, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
Concrete Boat, produced on the beach by Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
2008 Forms in the Realm of Time, Laure Genillard, London
2007 House Beautiful, Adamski-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2005 Flashbulbs: The Central Library Project, Central Library, Leuven, Belgium
Mourning, High Quality, Bad Luck, Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany
2003 To My Child-Friend, Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany
2002 Here Between There, Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2011 NORFOLK, Thierry-Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan, NYC
“Let Us Make Cake” Projections on the Facade of the New Museum, NYC
“Aftermath: Objects From Projects” Curated by Laure Genillard, Chelsea Space, London, UK
Information Economy, Dumbo Arts Center,NYC
2010 Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1, NYC
MoMA P.S.1, windows at Saks Fifth Ave. NYC
Backroom, currated by Kate Fowle, Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1, NYC
2009 Presque Rien III (Next to Nothing), Laure Genillard Hanway Place, London, England
Another Air, Alessandra Bonomo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Sculpture Seminar: Concrete Boat-building: Its Technique and Its Future, The Univsersity of Trash, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
2008 Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Math Studio: X=, A.P.E Gallery, Northampton, MA, sponsored by Smith College
Hey Hey Glossolalia, Crative Time, New York, NY
2007 Presque Rien I (Next To Nothing), Laure Genillard, London, UK
A for Alibi, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
Nomadic Furniture, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Prologue, Adamski at The Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ideal City, Invisivble Cities, Potsdam, Germany
Wilder, Eames, Essenwin and Leeds, Inaugural Commision for Schürmann Berlin, Berlin
Ideal City, Invisivble Cities, Zamosc, Poland
Back and Forth, 29th Duisburger Akzente, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
A is for Alibi, Uqbar Foundation, University Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
2005 Menschensgladbach, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Never Odd or Even: Marres Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, NL
Book as Object and Performance, Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY
2004 Summer Camp, Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany
Mengenbüro, The Changing Room, Stirling, Scotland, UK
2003 Good Words and Credentials, Columbia University, New York, NY
Gibt’s mich wirklich, K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Drawing Show, Adamski Gallery, Aachen, Germany
Drive into the Sunset, Western Front Society Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2002 Making, LACMALab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Messy Fingers, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
TONIGHT, Schnittraum, Cologne, Germany


Masters of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Fullbright Scholarship, Institute for Media Studies, University of Siegen, Germany
Bachelor of Arts, German Studies, Columbia University, New York

Residencies, Fellowships, and Awards

The 140 Foundation Grant, 140 Foundation, New York, NY
Artist–in–Residence, The University Library of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
B.A.E.F Fellowship, KUL, Leuven, Belgium


2009 About Thick Air and the Frustration of Distance in time and space, about riddles.
In: Simon Dybbroe Møller: Kompendium, Kunstverein Hannover, Frankfurter Kunstverein and JRP press
2008 DEMONOLOGY: Hey Hey Glossolalia, Crative Time, New York
Ghostly Media: What Would an Invoking Medium Look Like? Art and Research, Glasgow School of Art
2007 A for Alibi, Uqbar Foundation, Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
Art and Research, Glasgow School of Art, (vol. 1 and 2):
2006 Ideal City, Invisible Cities, European Art Projects, Potsdam, Germany
Back and Forth, Westdeutsche Zeitung insert, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Germany
2005 Flashbulbs, The Central Library Project, The University Library of the KUL, Leuven Belgium
2003 Gibt’s mich wirklich, Vier Räume aus der Sammlung Schürmann, K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen, Düsseldorf, Germany