Darren Bader (b. 1978, Bridgeport, CT, USA), lives and works in New York.
Bader’s art touches on a broad range of themes – from the ontological status of the art object to the cultural influence of the internet, from the history of the readymade to the role of language in Conceptual art, from global consumer capitalism to the 21st-century art market, from the divine to the abject.
His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in international public and private institutions, including: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2020); Museo Madre, Naples, Italy (2017); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2015); Radio Athènes, Athens, Greece (2015); 1857, Oslo, Norway (2012); MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2012). He has also taken part in many group exhibitions in institutions such as: Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2020); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2018); K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong, China (2017); Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); FLAG Foundation, New York, USA (2013); Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2013); The Calder Foundation, New York, USA (2012); MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA (2008). He has participated in: the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2019); 13th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2015); The Whitney Biennial, New York, USA (2014). In 2013 he was awarded the Calder Prize.