Robert Longo was born in Brookyn, New York in 1953. His most remarkable piece of art is recognizable as “Men in The Cities” series which depict, with his sharp observation, the momentary movement of human body as if it incurs electronic shocks. Moreover, he continues to release variety of works in the form of drawings, combined art, motion pictures, video performances, music to dispatch overpowering messages to today’s social issues. His tactics in production are consistent by borrowing the image and form from society in general and throwing back them to where they are originated. His artistic approach fits into critical appropriation methods.

Born in Brooklyn  in 1953
Graduated from  the State University College in Buffalo in 1975

selected exhibitions
1976 Artful dodger/ L’Espace comme fiction, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
1979 Surrender, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Amerika Haus, Berlin; American Center, Paris; Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Holland
1981 Men in the Cities, Metro Pictures, New York
1982 Documenta 7, Kassel, West Germany (cat.)
1985 Robert Longo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1986 Sequences/Men in the Cities, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (cat.)
1989 Robert Longo 1976-1989, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Wadsworth Atheneum_, Hartford, Connecticut (Retrospective) (cat.)
1995 Johnny Mnemonic, feature film starring: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Barbara Sukowa, Henry Rollins, Ice-T Takeshi Kitano and Dina Meyer. Adaptation of a short story by William Gibson. Caroloco Films, Tristar Pictures
2009 Robert Longo: Survey Exhibition 1980-2009, Musee D’Art Moderne Et D’Art Contemporain, Nice, France (cat.)
2010 Robert Longo: Survey Exhibition 1980-2009, Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (cat.)
2014 Gang of Cosmos, Metro Pictures, New York
2015 The Invention of Zero, Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf
2016 Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2017 Robert Longo, Sara Hilden Museum Tampere, Finland
2017 Let the Frame of Things Disjoint, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London Ely House
2017 Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo, The Brooklyn Museum, New York
2017 The Destroyer Cycle, Metro Pictures, New York
2018 Them and Us, Metro Pictures, Upstairs Gallery, New York
Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo, Deichtorhallen Hamburg GMBH
2019 When Heaven and Hell Change Places, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg
2019 Amerika, Metro Pictures, New York
2020 Fugitive Images, Metro Pictures, New York
2020 Storm of Hope, Storm of Hope, Jeffery Deitch, Los Angeles
2021 Storm of Hope: Law & Disorder, Palm Springs Art Museum; Palm Springs, Californiag



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