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b. Mexico City, 1970

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2014

      • Horizons, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2011

      • Cities, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2010

      • Horizons, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
    • 2008

      • History Images, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
      • Horizons, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2006

      • History Images, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2004

      • History Images, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2015

      • Shared Space: Photography From 1987 and Beyond, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK
      • A History of Photography: Series and Sequences, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
      • DE/CONSTRUCTING CHINA: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection, Asia Society, New York, NY
    • 2014

      • Nuit des images, Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Decade, CKG Gallery/ Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada
    • 2012

      • Looking Back at Earth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      • Otherworldly : Selected Works from the Allen G. Thomas Junior Photography Collection, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
      • Third Show: The Urban Condition – Works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Mani House, Tel-Aviv, Israel
      • PHotoEspaña, Shared Spaces, Madrid, Spain
    • 2011

      • Highrise: Idea and Reality, Museum of Design Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
      • The Life and Death of Buildings, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
      • Mannerism & Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
    • 2010

      • 10-10-10 IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW, The Julius Shulman Institute, Woodbury College, Burbank, CA
      • ECOAESTHETIC: The Tragedy of Beauty, Exit Art, New York, NY
      • Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000-2010, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
    • 2009

      • Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Anxious Ground: Contemporary Landscape Photography, The College Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
      • Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
      • Site Seeing: Explorations of Landscape, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
    • 2008

      • Rethinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
      • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
      • Street Art, Street Life, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, NY
      • Panoramic Landscapes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
      • Made in China, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
      • (RE)Imaging Photography, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
      • Depletion: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • 2007

      • An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
      • Altered States: Views of Transition in Recent Photography, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
      • Feast & Flux, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
      • Altered States: Views of Transition in Recent Photography, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
      • On the Wall: Aperture Magazine ’05–’06, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
      • Three Gorges, The Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
      • Red Hot – Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
      • Urban Landscapes…emancipation and nostalgia, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
      • Whispering Wind: Recent Chinese Photography, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
    • 2006

      • Cities. Architecture and society, 10th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
      • Photography Now: Photographs by Taryn Simon, Sze Tsung Leong, Ruth Dusseault, and Angela West, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
      • IX Bienal de La Habana: Dynamics of Urban Culture, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
      • Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006
      • Spectacular City – Photographing the Future, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • 2005

      • Beyond Delirious: Architecture in Selected Photographs from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
      • Convergence at E116/N40, Beijing, 798 Dayaolu Workshop, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
      • Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      • The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery/CUNY, Bronx, NY
      • Get It Louder, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen; CITIC Square, Shanghai, China; Xingfucun Art Center, Beijing, China
    • 2004

      • Taipei Biennial: Do You Believe in Reality?, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, China
      • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center for Photography, New York, NY; Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Haus der Kulturen Welt, Berlin, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
      • Est-Ouest/Nord-Sud, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France
    • 2002

      • Painting as Paradox, Artists Space, New York, NY
  • GRANTS AND AWARDS

    • 2005

      • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
      • New York State Council on the Arts Grant, New York, NY
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
      • Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris, France
      • Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
      • Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
      • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
      • Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
      • Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main and Luxembourg
      • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
      • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C
      • Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      • International Center of Photography, New York, NY
      • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
      • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
      • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
      • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
      • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
      • National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
      • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
      • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kanas City, MO
      • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
      • Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
      • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
      • Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2014

      • Leong, Sze Tsung. Horizons Hatje Cantz: Germany, 2014 [book]
      • Meyers, William. “A Common Line, True Still Lifes & Moving Parts.” The Wall Street Journal 31 May 2014
      • “Slide Show: Horizons” The New Yorker Blog 12 May 2014
      • Vellam, Nadia. “A Photographer Looks to New Horizons.” Viewfinder Blog, The New York Times Style Magazine 8 May 2014
      • Doyle, Maude. “Expanding Horizons: Sze Tsung Leong.” Departures May/June 2014
    • 2013

      • “Sze Tsung Leong’s Cities” GQ Style Fall/Winter 2013
    • 2012

      • Fabricius, Daniela. “Revolution of the Ordinary.” Architectural Design September/October 2012
      • Emerling, Jae. Photography History and Theory Routledge: New York, 2012
    • 2011

      • “Sze Tsung Leong’s Cities.” TIME LightBox. 19 March 2011
      • “Sze Tsung Leong: ‘Cities’.” Time Out New York. 15 March 2011
    • 2009

      • Forbes, Duncan. “Sze Tsung Leong: Three Perspectives on Sze Tsung Leong’s ‘Horizons’.” Porfolio. May 2009
    • 2008

      • Leong, Sze Tsung. Horizons. Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2008
      • Ollman, Leah. “An ancient city’s transformation [review].” The Los Angeles Times 14 November 2008
      • Dykstra, Jean. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Art in America. November 2008
      • Cole, Lori. “Critic’s Picks: Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now.” Artforum. 1 November 2008
      • Pollack, Barbara. “Sze Tsung Leong.” ARTnews June 2008
      • “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” Time Out New York 15-21 May 2008
      • “Long Range View [review].” The New York Sun 1 May 2008
      • “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New Yorker 28 April 2008
      • Gefter, Philip. “Keeping His Eye on the Horizon (Line).” The New York Times 6 April 2008
      • Gefter, Philip. “Leong on the horizon: Framing limits and possibilities.” International Herald Tribune 5-6 April 2008
      • Spencer, Catherine. “Global Drift: Sze Tsung Leong.” Art Review April 2008
      • Leong, Sze Tsung. Horizons. New York: Yossi Milo Gallery, 2008
      • “Sze Tsung Leong.” Transit #1 Spring 2008: No. 1
      • “Visions of a Changing China.” Zing January 2008
    • 2007

      • Sholis, Brian. “Sze Tsung Leong [essay].” Um Atlas de Acontecimentos/ An Atlas of Events Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007
      • Warburton, Nigel. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Life Magazine Issue 23: October 2007
      • “Viel Stadt, wenig Regen.” GEO: Das Neue Bild der Erde August 2007
      • Warburton, Nigel. “Sze Tsung Leong : History Images, Who Controls the Past Controls the Future.” Portfolio: Contemporary Photography in Britain, Number 45. June 2007
      • [Image]. Esquire 3 [Image] Vol. 21, No. 3: March 2007
      • “Horizons”. Blind Spot March 2007
      • “City Images”. Domus China January 2007
      • “Perspective: Record Time.” Dwell April 2007
      • “Unintelligent Design: An Interview with Sze Tsung Leong.” Guernica January 2007
    • 2006

      • Leong, Sze Tsung. History Images. Germany: Steidl, 2006
      • Hart, Russell. “History Images by Sze Tsung Leong.” American Photo 8 December 2006.
      • “La Cittá-Spettacolo.” VENTIQUATTRO December 2006
      • “City Images”. Domus China December 2006.
      • Cowan, Dena Ellen. “Destrucción/Destruction.” EXIT November/December 2006.
      • Bryson, Norman. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Art Review October 2006.
      • “City Images”. Domus China October 2006.
      • Frankel, David. “Sze Tsung Leong [Review].” ArtForum September 2006.
      • Valdez, Sarah. “Report from Havana.” Art in America September 2006
      • Kahn, Joseph. “The Other Great Wall.” [Image] The New York Times Style Magazine Fall 2006
      • Aletti, Vince. “One if By Land.” The New Yorker 21 August 2006.
      • Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006
      • “Witches.” Vision July 2006
      • Leong, Sze Tsung. “History Images.” Aperture Magazine Summer 2006.
      • Poole, Di. “Photography Galleries Join the Exodus to Chelsea.” State of Art Summer 2006.
      • Leong, Sze Tsung. “The Authority of Beauty.” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art June 2006.
      • “Photographs of a Changing Asia.” CondéNast Traveler May 2006.
      • Sholis, Brian. “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” Artforum April 2006.
      • “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New Yorker 15 May 2006
      • Smith, Roberta. “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New York Times 28 April 2006
      • “Präsens Perfekt.” Booklet: Magazin für Fotografie, Issue 4, 2006.
    • 2005

      • Abbas, Akbar and Wu Hung, eds. About Beauty. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2005
      • Dreishpoon, Douglas. “Persistent Walls.” The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art. Ed. Gao Minglu. Buffalo, NY, and Beijing: Albright-Knox Museum and Millennium Art Museum ,2005
      • Muchnic, Suzanne. “China as a Gallery of Contrasts.” The Los Angeles Times 16 October 2005.
      • Falconer, Morgan. “Is China Beginning to Show New Cracks?” The Times[London] 10 September 2005
      • Kendzulak, Susan. “Taipei Biennial [Review].” Flash Art January/February 2005: 50
    • 2004

      • Miao, Yu. “History Images [Review].” Art World [Shanghai] December 2004: 20-21.
      • Frankel, Stephen Robert. “History Image [Review].” Art on Paper November/December 2004: 81.
      • di Carlo, Tina. “The Big Tease.” 34 Winter 2004: 34-37
      • Grundberg, Andy. “Between Past and Future [Review].” Aperture Winter 2004: 14
      • Phillips, Christopher. “Drastic Urbanization: The Photographs of Sze Tsung Leong,” Art Journal Winter 2004: 19-45.
      • “2004 Taipei Biennial Portfolio.” Modern Art [Taipei] October 2004: 38-39
      • “Between Past and Future [Review].” Dwell September 2004: 44
      • Lew, Christopher. “History Images [Review].” Art Asia Pacific Fall 2004: 83-84
      • “Between Past and Future [Review].” The New Yorker 28 July 2004: 20
      • Meredith, Michael. “History Images [Review].” Artforum.com July 2004.
      • Johnson, Ken. “History Images [Review].” The New York Times 25 June, 2004: E34
      • Vine, Richard. “Sixty Ways of Looking at China.” Art in America June/July 2004: 126
    • 2003

      • Jameson, Fredric. “Future City.” New Left Review May/June 2003: 68