2019     St Louis Art Museum, St Louis
2018     Hardscrabble, The Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles
2017     Dave Hullfish Bailey + Sam Watson: CityCat Project, Neon Parc, Melbourne (traveled to Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin)
2016     Dave Hullfish Bailey + Sam Watson: CityCat Project 2016, David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane
2014     School Section, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
2013     Broken Country, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
2012     Running Reaching Beating, David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane
2010     Sci-Fi + Fantasy; Mud, Salt Crystals, Rocks, Water; Wind; Rotation; Revolution, Krome Gallery, Berlin
2009    Dave Hullfish Bailey + Nils Norman: Surrounded by Squares, Raven Row, London
            Dave Hullfish Bailey, The Suburban, Chicago
            Dave Hullfish Bailey, David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane
2008    Ditch/School, Mesler & Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
2007    What’s left to its own devices (On reclamation), CASCO, Utrecht
2006    Elevator/Or, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
            Elevator, Secession, Vienna
2005    Bastard Science, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
2004    Banding Station, IBID Projects, London
2002    Schindler Shelter, Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf
1998    NOTINMYBACKYARD, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1997    Casing, 7562 LR, Chicago
1995    1/4 ton, ACME., Santa Monica


Ongoing    CityCat Project: Maiwar Performance, in collaboration with Sam Watson (since 2006)
2014     Stockholm Music and Arts Festival. Curator: Maria Lind
2013     Where Did She Go?, Stockholm Music and Arts Festival. Curator: Maria Lind
2004     Listening Post. Commissioned by the Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark
2002     Rent-a-Bench, MTA bus stops in Los Angeles. Curated by Jacob Fabricius


2018     2018 City of Los Angeles Awards Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
             in site: process, performance, documentation, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2016     No Go Home, Gildar Gallery, Denver
2015     T:H:E: R:E:A:L: After Psychedelia, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (traveled to Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseum, Tallinn).
            After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
            Cross Pose: Body Language in Australian Indigenous Art, (with Sam Watson), University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2014     Systemics #4: Aarhus Rapport - Avantgarde as network (or, the politics of the ultralocal), Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark
            Kirunatopia: In the Shadow of the Future, Kunsthaus Dresden
2013     Society Without Qualities, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
2012     30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo
            Kirunatopia: In the Shadow of the Future, Bildmuseet, Umeå
2011     The Long Range, ltd gallery, Los Angeles
            Grave but not serious, David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane
2010    Pre-Specifics: Access X!, Röda Sten Kulturförening, Göteborg & Onomatopee, Eindhoven
            Abstract Derive, Ludlow 38/Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/Goethe Institute, New York City
2009    For the blind man in the dark looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (traveled to ICA, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Culturgest, Lisbon)
            Green Platform: Art, Ecology, Sustainability, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence
2008    Desertshore, Luckman Gallery at California State University Los Angeles
            Katastrophenalarm, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2007     Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2007, Lyon
            Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals and more, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
            Ohio, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Chicago
2006    Turrbal-Jagera, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2005    The Lateral Slip, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside
2004    Documents from the Land, Appendiks, Copenhagen
            Groundhog Day, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane
            Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
2003    World Watchers, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin and Kunsthaus Dresden
            Book Trade, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Genève, Geneva
            Affinity Archive, The Metropolitan Complex, Dublin
2002    Layered Histories, Staatsbank (Plattform with Verein Berliner Künstler), Berlin
            Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles
            Charley, P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York
2001    New Settlements, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
            Stone Soup, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles
2000    Urban Hymns, Luckman Gallery at California State University Los Angeles
1998    Berlin/Berlin Biennale, “Plattform” section, Postfuhramt, Berlin
            Baustop.randstadt,- collaborative project, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
1997    Work & Progress, LACE, Los Angeles
           Huge Garage Sale, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
1996    100 Photographs, American Fine Arts/Colin de Land Fine Arts, New York.
           Junge Szene, (with Swetlana Heger and Plamen Dejanov), Secession, Vienna
           VI International Biennale, (with Swetlana Heger and Plamen Dejanov), Cairo
           Affairs, (with Swetlana Heger and Plamen Dejanov), ICA, Vienna


What’s Left. Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory and Sternberg Press, Berlin: 2008
Elevator. Vienna Secession and Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Vienna/ Barcelona: 2006
Listening Post. Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark. Herning: 2004
Union Pacific: Berlin’s Neue Mitte and the Fringes of Las Vegas. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin: 1999


"Western Education", in The Phantom of Liberty (Tone Hansen, Lars Bang Larsen, eds.), Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2014
"CityCat, deflected in response to a system built up from under-examined details. 2 December, 2006 and 9 May, 2009, Brisbane River", in May, #3, Paris, March 2010
"Change", in Dot Dot Dot, no. 18, Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt, eds., Dexter Sinister, New York, Summer 2009
"Some notes on language in research", in M makhuzine: journal of artistic research, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Utrecht, Winter 2007
"Schindler Shelter", (multimedia project), Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design ( in conjunction with Archinect (, 2001
"Hell Niño", X-tra, vol. I, no. 3, December 1997
"New York, New York New York, Oklahoma City", X-tra, vol. I, no. 2, June 1997
"Before They Wore Blue", in Snowflake, no. 2, Benjamin Weissman and Lisa Anne Auerbach, eds., Smart Art Press, Los Angeles: 1997
"Floater", in Asteroid Impaired, Benjamin Weissman, ed., DAP: 1997
"Just Talkin’ ‘bout Shaft . . .", in CHANCE, Chris Kraus, ed., Smart Art Press, Los Angeles: 1996
"What Jorge Pardo has paid me $500 to write down", Friedrich Petzel Gallery. New York: 1994


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; LACE, Los Angeles; Big City Forum at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Raven Row, London; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Kunsthal Aarhus; Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory,/Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Secession, Vienna; Forum Stadtpark, Graz; Kunsthaus Dresden; Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin; Kunstverein Düsseldorf; Swiss Institute, Rome; Cité International des Arts, Paris; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; RMIT Centre for Art, Society and Transformation, Melbourne; Artspace/Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane; State Library of Queensland, Brisbane; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane


Butler, Rex, ed., Dave Hullfish Bailey + Sam Watson: CityCat Project 2006-2016. Sternberg, Berlin: 2017
Pethick, Emily, "A Live Project That Is Not Fixed For Anyone; The Artist as Orchestrator" in Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh, and Tara McDowell (eds.) The Artist As. Sternberg Press, Berlin: 2017
Tsatsos, Irene, After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, Armory Press/Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena: 2015
Pérez-Oramas, Luis, Tobi Maier, André Severo, and Isabela Villanueva, 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics; Bienal Foundation, São Paulo: 2012
"Dave Hullfish Bailey with Emily Pethick", in The Secession Talks: Exhibitions in Conversation 1998-2010, Secession, Vienna: 2012
Pethick, Emily, "Resisting Institutionalization" in Education, Felicity Allen, (ed.). Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press, Boston: 2011
Martinez, Chus, "Dave Hullfish Bailey" in Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon, London, 2010
Huberman, Anthony, For The Blind Man In The Dark Room Looking For The Black Cat That Isn't There, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis: 2009
Tsatsos, Irene (ed.), Common Threads, Shared Spaces. California Community Foundation, L.A.: 2009
Moisdon, Stéphanie and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds. Lyon Biennial 2007, 00s—The History of a Decade that has not yet been Named, JRP/Ringier, Zurich: 2007
Grabner, Michelle, Ohio: Chestnuts and Social Benchmarks, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn: 2007
Fabricius, Jacob, "A Conversation with Dave Bailey", in Interferencies: Local Context/Real Space, Martí Peran and Pilar Bonet, eds., Barcelona: 2002
Charley 01, Cattelan, Maurizio, Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnik, (eds.). Les presses du reél, Dijon: 2002
Darling, Michael, "Gimme Shelter", L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design at, 2001

Solo Exhibitions:
Southern California Institute of Architecture Artist Conversation Series: "Hardscrabble at the REDCAT Gallery". SCI-Arc Channel (, July 2018
Tumlir, Jan, "Dave Hullfish Bailey", Artforum International, May 2018
Diehl, Travis, "Dave Hullfish Bailey’s 'Hardscrabble' at REDCAT, Los Angeles",, April 2018
"Dave Hullfish Bailey at Malmö Konsthall",, March 2013
Butler, Rex, "Dave Hullfish Bailey", Artforum International, September 2009
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, "Dave Hullfish Bailey", Artforum International, February 2009
Chevalier, Catherine, "Dave Hullfish Bailey, Queensland University, Brisbane", Frog No. 5, Spring-Summer 2007, Les Presses du Réel, Paris
Comer, Stuart, in "Looking Back: Emerging Artists", Frieze, Issue 104, January-February 2007
Benzer, Christa, "Dave Hullfish Bailey: ELEVATOR", Springerin, No. 3, July 2006
Pethick, Emily, in "Looking Back: Solo Shows", Frieze, Issue 96, January-February 2006
Tumlir, Jan, "David Hullfish Bailey at Daniel Hug Gallery", Artforum International, November 2005
Larsen, Lars Bang, "Dave Hullfish Bailey", Frieze, Issue 95, November—December 2005
Pethick, Emily, "Los Angeles Dreams", Untitled, May/June 2005
Pethick, Emily, "Critics' Picks",, December 2004
Tumlir, Jan, "Visitation Rites: A Conversation with Dave Bailey", artext, February 2002

Group Exhibitions:
Artforum International, Frieze, Flash Art, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, ArtReview, Artpapers, u_Spot, Texte zur Kunst, Nu: The Nordic Art Review,,,,, artext, Artweek, C-magazine, Dialogue, New Art Examiner, X-tra and other journals and periodicals.


2018    Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York
2018    Freund Fellowship, Washington University and St Louis Art Museum
2017    City of Los Angeles Master Artist (COLA) Fellowship
2013    Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Award
2012    International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm (IASPIS), Stockholm
2008    Getty Fellowship in Visual Arts/California Community Foundation Individual Artist Award
2007    Durfee Foundation Artist Resource for Completion (ARC) Grant
2006    Durfee Foundation Artist Resource for Completion (ARC) Grant
1998    International Studio Program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


1995    Master of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
1994    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1988    Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1985    Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota