Peter Campus

- Abbreviated Biography 


The Ohio State University, B.S. in Experimental Psychology, 1960

The City College Film Institue, 1961-1962


John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1975

National Endowment for the Art Fellowship, 1976

 Fellowship, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976 to 1979

recent solo and two person exhibitions:

Peter Campus, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, 2007

Peter Campus and Jamie Davidovich, Galleria Senda, Barcelona, Spain, 2005

The Continuous Present, Peter Campus & Antony McCall , Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, 2005

Peter Campus, ‘sweepin’, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

Peter Campus, Time’s Friction, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, 2004

Peter Campus, Video + Foto, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 2003

Peter Campus, Before This Moment, Antigue Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, 2003


selected group exhibitions:


First Generation: Art and Moving Image, 1963-85, Museo Nacional d'arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

7 November 2003 opening to February 2007

lecture by Peter Campus on 8 November at the Reina Sofia


Video: an Art, A History, 1965-2005 . Miami Art Central (MAC), Miami, Florida

19 september to 10 december


L'Age d'Or de la Performance, Centre Pour L'Image Contemporain, Geneva

12 to 14 September 2006


Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art

Berlin, 29 September 2006 to 25 February 2007


Landscape, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2005

Into The Light, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001


The American Century, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999


Tiempos de Video, 1965 to 2005, collection nouveaux medias del centre pompidou de la coleccion de arte contemporaneo, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain, September 2005 to January 2006


travels to Fine Arts Museum, Taipai, Taiwan, 2006

Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, 2005


Third Tape, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain, 2005

The Early Show: Video from 1969-1979, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, 2006


Les Collections du Museé, nouvelle presentation des oeuvres de 1960 a nos jours, Le Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, continuously on view


Site and Insight: An Assemblage of Artists, PS1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, Long Island City, NY.  (curated by Agnes Gund),  2003


Warum! Bilder diesseits und jenseits des Menschen, Martin_Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, 2003


Zero Visibility, Castello Colonna, Genazzano, Italy, 2003



recent reviews and articles:


Cercle d’Art publications in Paris. "Imaginaire : Mode d'Emploi", October 2006

Nicolas Bourriaud, ex co-director of Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

An issue, written by Benjamin Thorel (art critic) explored the interactions between contemporary art and television; A part of that book will be dedicated to Peter Campus


Parachute Magazine, issue 121, Peter Campus, The Body in View, by Jacinto Lageira, p. 14 to p. 39


Artnet Magazine: The Matrix of Sensations by Donald Kuspit August 6, 2005


La Vanguardia: Entrevista a Peter Campus, pionero del videoarte, by Josep Massot, November 10, 2005


TimeOut New York, Anne Doran, September 15, 2005


The New York Times: Wide Open Spaces, Within and Between the Frames by Roberta Smith, September 2, 2005


Tema Celeste, issue 114, Peter Campus at Galleria Senda, reviewed by Milovan Farronato


Artforum on Line, Linda Yablonsky September 14, 2005


New York Press, review by Elizabeth Kley, August 24, 2005



selected public collections:


Raina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin Germany.

Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany.

Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

The Black Center of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

BankAmerica Corporation

Goldman Sachs, New York