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