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Collier Schorr was born in New York City in 1963. As part of the heady New York art world of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Schorr’s early work mined the vernacular of postmodernism to create photographs that toe the line between documentary and fiction. Often using her subjects allegorically, Schorr’s work navigates the auspices of identity politics to ask beguiling questions about the nomenclature of selfhood. By introducing autobiographical referents and post-appropriation aesthetics into her practice, Schorr’s ongoing body of work negotiates the fluid nature of authorship and performance in relation to portraiture.  ‘8 Women,’ her most recent exhibition at 303 Gallery, incorporated elements of Schorr’s editorial and fashion work into her artistic dialogue, unpacking the subjective natures of objecthood and representation. Over the past year, Schorr has been adapting Chantal Akerman’s film, 'Je Tu Il Elle' (1975), into a ballet performance.

Schorr has exhibited her work internationally at prestigious venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LUMA Foundation, Arles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Le Consortium, Dijon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis;  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Consorcio Salamanca, Spain. Six monographs of Schorr’s recent bodies of work have been published by MACK, United Kingdom. Collier Schorr attended New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


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2021    "True Pictures", Sprengel Museum, Hannover

2019    "Stonewall At 50", Alice Austen House, Staten Island

2017    “The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin”, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2016    “Systematically Open?”, Luma Foundation, Arles, France

2015    “Greater New York”, MoMA P.S. 1, New York, NY

2014    “8 Women”, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

            “Better than Before”, Consortium, Dijon, France

            “The Decade” Pompidou Metz, Metz, France

2011    Ars Cameralis, Katowice, Poland

            "Collier Schorr: German Faces", CoCA Kronika, Bytom, Upper Silesia, Poland

            “Transformed Land”, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

             “More American Photographs”, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

             Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

             “Commercial Break”, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Venice

2010    Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal  (curated by Sergio Mah as part of Photo España)

            “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2008     Le Consortium, Dijon, France




Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

San Francisco Museum of Art, CA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY