Elad Lassry (Israeli, born 1977) defines his practice as consumed with “pictures”—generic images culled from vintage picture magazines and film archives. Lassry studied film at the California Institute of the Arts then earned an MFA from the University of Southern California. Tapping the visual culture of still and motion pictures, he engages traditions of story-building with images and the ghosts of history that persist in images long after they have been lifted out of their original contexts.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2017     Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Jeff Wall

2016      Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015      Photo Poetics, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2014      Museum Bojimans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013      Film as Sculpture, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

2012      Untitled (Presence), The Kitchen, New York, NY

 Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway                  

2011      American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Off the Wall, organized by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

2010      Sum of Limited Views, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

               New Photography 2010, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2009      Elad Lassry: Three Films, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

The Reach of Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

SELECTED ARTISTS PROJECTS

2012      Women (065, 055), 2012, High Line Billboard, High Line Art, New York

2010      Frieze, Issue 132, Summer 2010, cover

 

AWARDS

2007      John Jones Prize, London, England

2006      Fotokem Filmmaking Grant, Burbank, CA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy

Foto Museum Winterthur, Switzerland

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum Ludwig, Germany

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY