Born 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Auckland, New Zealand

Education

2011

MFA, California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, USA

2008

BA, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2004

BFA, University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand

Solo Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

Maureen Paley, London, UK
Behind the door, Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
My muse is my memory, an archive of Closed Down Clubs, Château Shatto, Los Angeles, California, USA

2020

Work University, Fine Arts, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
New Low, Los Angeles, USA

2019

Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4, SculptureCenter, New York, USA (C)
#8, Closed for Installation, Sequence of Events, Secession, Vienna, Austria
#10, Sydney, Australia

2018

Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
Direct Address, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA
Closed Down Clubs, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
Closed Down Clubs and Monochromes, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, New Zealand
Object Classrooms, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Community Notice Board and Monochromes, Modern Art hosting 1301PE, Condo London, London, UK
Community Noticeboard (Snax in the City), Marquise, Lisbon, Portugal#1, Salon Stuttgart, Berlin, Germany

2017

Color Census, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

2016

Brick, Cane and Paint, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand
On What Remains Part 2, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA
Process Interrupted, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles, USA
Can you help with this project? Will you please print a page of the book? Could you print as close to 100 copies as possible?, Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

2015

On what remains, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA
Community Notice Board, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

2014

Wallworks, Monash University Museum of Art MUMA, Melbourne, Australia
Signs that change buildings, 1301PE offsite project, Los Angeles, USA
Newspaper Reading Club, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA
Can Do Academy, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand

2013

Bare Use, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

2012

Murals and Print, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, USA
Mount Gabriel, Ruby and Ash, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland, New Zealand
Untitled (Mural Design), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2011

Reading the map while driving, CalArts, Los Angeles, USA

2010

Something Transparent (please go around the back) II, Auckland Art Gallery, Walter’s Prize 2010, Auckland, New Zealand (C)

2009

Something Transparent (please go around the back), Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
Notes on half the page, Gambia Castle, Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Outside In, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Screening Room, Exhibition Space C, Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

2007

Old Buildings, Gambia Castle, Auckland, New Zealand
Free Literature, Window, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

Inner City Real Estate, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
dep_art_ment, Auckland, New Zealand
536 Days and 88388 km Away, Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Time Capsule From Japan 14/10/04-5/11/04, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand

Two-Person Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2017

Fiona Connor & Erin Besler, Chicago Architecture Biennale, Chicago, USA

2016

Fiona Connor & Laurel Doody, Not a Dated Annotation (Designation of Will Within The Season Which We Live), Daniel Malone, Los Angeles, USA

2010

Fiona Connor & Kate Newby, the sky, a wall and a tree, California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, USA (C)

2009

Fiona Connor & Tahi Moore, Pickups, Magic Mountain, Home, Okay, A pretty intense long drawn out game, Y3K Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA, USA

2020

four corners of the landscape, Gaga & Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles, USA
Daily Nightshift, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
Mapping Internal Landscapes, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

2019

Celebration of Our Enemies, Hammer Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle,USA
Haunt, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Memory Disco, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, New Zealand
Berman Board, Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, USA

2018

Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Bureau of Unspecified Services (O.U.S.), Salt Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
Light switch and conduit: the Jim Barr and Mary Barr collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Green Man, Talbot Rice Gallery, Lucy Skaer, Edinburgh, UK

2017

An Ephemeral History of High Desert Test Sites: 2002-2015, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, USA
Chicago Architecture Biennale, Erin Besler, Chicago, USA
We Remember It For You Wholesale (Part Two), Minerva, Sydney, Australia

2016

Ma, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, USALadera Oeste, Guadalajara, MéxicoDistance Plan, Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA
Fiona Connor, Sydney de Jong, Audrey Wollen, Minerva, Sydney, Australia
Routine Pleasures, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
Distance Plan, Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA

2015

A Man of Average Means, Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA
Have it Your Way, Minerva, Sydney, Australia
A letter, Permanently Closed, Los Angeles, USA
Country Practice, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Australia
Inside Outside Upside Down, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Splash! Four Contemporary New Zealand Paintings, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Julian Dashper and Friends, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

2014

Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

2013

13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Scape Public Art Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand
Cleopatra’s, Works Sited, New York, USA
The things we know, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
This peculiarity we afterwards observed in other streams; they flowed by night and became dry by day, Pacific Standard Time/Machine Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Asamblea/Ensamblar, Otras Obras, Tijuana, Mexico
Third/Forth, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
P & CO, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2012

Made in LA, Hammer Museum, 1st Los Angeles Biennial, Los Angeles, USA
Baker’s Dozen 4, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, USA
Gap, Mark, Sever and Return, Human Resources, curated by Chiara Giovando, Los Angeles, USA
Expo Chicago, curated by Michael Ned Holte, Chicago, USA
Chinatown: the sequel, ltd los angeles, curated by Liv Barrett, Los Angeles, USA

2011

The Experimental Impulse, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA
De-Building, Christchurch Art Gallery, curated by Justin Paton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Prospect, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Once Emerging Now EMERGING: Now and Then, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
ON FORGERY: IS ONE THING BETTER THAN ANOTHER?, LAXART, curated by Andrew Berardini and Lesley Moon, Los Angeles, USA

2010

Another Romance: The New Wight Biennial, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
Musée Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Carry on or stow away, Gambia Castle and Split Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand

2009

Blackwelder Show, Los Angeles, USA
The Future is Unwritten, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
F is for Fake, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
INTERIOR WHAT?, 21 Mercury Lane, Auckland, New Zealand

2008

NSFW, Newcall Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Octopus 8, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, curated by Emily Cormack, Melbourne, Australia
The World (will soon turn our way), Charlton Avenue / Gambia Castle, with Kate Newby and Marnie Slater, Auckland, New Zealand
You Are Here, Artspace, curated by Ariane Craig-Smith, Auckland, New Zealand
Fiona Connor and Things you would find in a Library, Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand

2007

en permuta, MAS, Barcelona, Spain
Drinking From a Bucket, Gambia Castle, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

HEADWAY, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Fifteen People Present Their Favourite Book, Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (C)
Drifting Observatories, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, and rm. 103, Auckland, New Zealand
Silver Clouds, Next Wave Festival, facilitated by Cuckoo and Clubs projects, Melbourne, Australia

2005

Best In Show, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Likes the Outdoors, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand
TIMECAPSULE II,Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2004

TIMECAPSULE, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
Razza II: Common Knowledge with Leah Mulgrew, and Dan 2000, Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Cuckooborough, Westspace, facilitated by Cuckoo, Melbourne, Australia
Snowball, Rm. 103, Auckland, New Zealand
Drawns, Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Razza II: Common Knowledge, Special Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Razza, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Visiting Artist Lectures

2021

Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Harvard Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Boston, USA
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston, USA
School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

2020

Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jour Fixe, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, München, Germany
California Institute of the Art Paul Brach Visiting Artist, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, USA
Otis College of Art and Design, Graduate Program, Los Angeles, USA
Institut Kunst, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland

2019

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA

2018

Mau Maus, Independent Study Programme, Lisbon, Portugal
ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA
Salt Research, Istanbul, Turkey

2017

Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA

2014

University of California, Los Angeles, USA
MADA, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Publications

2021

Besler, Erin; Besler, Ian, Best Practices, Gordon Goff, Los Angeles, USA, 2021

2020

Bryant, Jan; Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah; Diehl, Travis; Meyer, Kimberli, Fiona Connor. +1 310 951 9459, June 20th, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand, Los Angeles, USA, 2020

2019

Connor, Fiona, Fiona Connor. SculptureCenter, SculptureCenter, New York, USA, Edition of 192, 2019
Dick, Leslie, Sequence of Events #1–10, Secession, Vienna, Austria, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Germany, 2019

2017

Johnston, Sharon; Lee, Mark; Hearne, Sarah; Garzoli, Letizia, Make New History. 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, 14 September 2017

2016

Büttner, Andrea; Connor, Fiona; Doody, Laurel, Andrea Büttner and Fiona Connor, LA Press, Los Angeles, California, USA, 25 February 2016
Connor, Fiona, Process Inter-rupted, UCLA School of Art and Architecture, 2016
Connor, Fiona; Besler, Erin, Can you help with this project? Will you please print a page of the book? Could you print as close to 100 copies as possible?, Gallery at REDCAT, 2016
Dick, Leslie, Drift: Time in Fiona Connor’s Sculpture, Hopkinson Mossman, 2016

2015

Day, Charlotte; McDowell, Tara; Barrett, Liv, Fiona Connor: Wallworks, Monash University Museum of Art, 2015
Dick, Leslie, Fiona Connor: On What Remains, (fountain), 2015

2014

Erdemci, Fulya, Mom, am I barbarian?, The 13th Istanbul Biennial, Newspaper Reading Club (Fiona Connor & Michala Paludan), April 2014, pp. 97-98

2013

Connor, Fiona, Lobbies on Wilshire: An Additional Catalogue to Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, 2013

2010

Connor, Fiona; Newby, Kate; Denny, Simon, Fiona Connor & Kate Newby: the sky, a wall, and a tree, California Institute of the Arts, L-Shaped Gallery, Gambia Castle, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010
Saines, Chris, The Walters Prize 2010, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010

2009

Connor, Fiona, A letter to the unwritten future, alettertotheunwrittenfuture.org. In print:  A letter to the unwritten future, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 10 July 2009

2008

Connor, Fiona; Kilmartin, Ash; Wild, Florence; Coster, Tim; Meher, Mythily; Harris, Amelia, Things you would find in a Library, self-published, Wellington, New Zealand,  2008

2006

Connor, Fiona; Didsbury, Margot; McIntyre, Sally; Cleland, Stephen, Drifting observatories: photos taken from around the world from the 7th-14 November 2005, Drifting Observatories, 2006
Connor, Fiona; Steven, Kelly; Artists respond to working in libraries, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006

Bibliography

2022

---, Schindler House Celebrates 100 Years in WeHo with Open Exhibition, wehotimes.com, 19 May 2022

2021

Besler, Erin; Besler, Ian, Best Practices, Gordon Goff, Los Angeles, USA, 2021
Grishin, Sasha, Review: Out of place at ANU Drill Hall Gallery is challenging, edgy and confronting, canberratimes.com, 3 May 2021
Hadland, Gracie, Fiona Connor Sparks a Print Renaissance, culturedmag.com, 9 July 2021

2019

Capezio, Oscar, Outside of all places: Fiona Connor's sculpture, Art Monthly Australasia, Issue 314, March 2019
Gennard, Simon, Unruly Objects: Fiona Connor's Recent New Zealand Shows, Art New Zealand, Issue 176, Spring 2019
Harris, Gareth; Stapley-Brown, Victoria, Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend, theartnewspaper.com, 5 July 2019
Ned Holte, Michael, Openings: Fiona Connor, artforum.com. In print: Artforum, Summer 2019
Preston, Laura, Something Different, Contemporary Hum, Summer 2019
Petrossiants, Andreas, Connor, Fiona, Closed for Installation: Fiona Connor, Interview, eflux.com, 27 June 2019
Rankin, Anna, 10 Best Things: Sculptor Fiona Connor’s most inspiring discoveries of the year, thespinoff.co.nz, 6 November, 2019
Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend, June 2019

2018

Campbell, Andy, Los Angeles Critic’s Pick, artforum.com, July 2018
Duncan, Thomas, Fiona Connor at the MAK Center, Carla, October 2018

2017

Lawson, Thomas, Artists at Work: Fiona Connor, East of Borneo, July 2017
Moon, Kavior, Fiona Connor and Others: An Unfolding Text, X-Tra, Volume 20, Number 1, Fall 2017
Muenzer, David, Fiona Connor, Los Angeles Critics' Pick, artforum.com, January 2017

2016

Arozqueta, Claudia, Fiona Connor, Sydney Critics’ Pick, artforum.com, November 2016

2015

Cha, Olivian, Fiona Connor, Los Angeles Critics’ Pick, artforum.com, March 2015
Gopnik, Blake, At Lisa Cooley, Fiona Connor Makes a Fountain that Moves on From Duchamp, news.artnet.com, 7 July 2015
Griffin, Jonathan, Reviews: Fiona Connor, Frieze Magazine, May 2015
H. Miller, M, Lisa Cooley Now Represents Fiona Connor, artnews.com, 18 November 2015
Wilson, Michael, Fiona Connor, Lisa Cooley, artforum.com, September, 2015. In print: Fiona Connor at Lisa Cooley, Artforum, November, 2015

2014

Rule, Dan, Out of the 'freezer' and onto the walls, The Age, 7 August 2014

2013

Barrett, Liv, Los Angeles Displays Itself, Art & Australia, Vol 51, No 2, 2013
Berardini, Andrew, Tender Doublings and Found Minimalism: Fiona Connor., Mousse no. 37, February 2013
Hayes, Greg, Fiona Connor: Mt Gabriel Ruby and Ash, Prism of Reality, Issue Number 2, 2013
Lipschutz, Yael, Fiona Connor: 1301PE, Los Angeles, Flash Art, March / April 2013

2012

Ned Holte, Michael, Critical Distance: Pacific Standard Time., Art Journal, vol. 71, no. 1, Spring 2012

2009

Rawlins, Jarrod, Fiona Connor, Flash Art International, September 2009
Wilson, Michael, Something Transparent (Please go round the back), ArtAsiaPacific, 2009

2008

Craig-Smith, Ariane, Fiona Connor, Eyeline, No. 67, Winter 2008

2006

Gardiner, Sue, Where to draw the line…, Artnews, Spring 2006