Tora López
New Orleans, LA, 1977.
Lives and works in New York City.

Solo Exhibitions

2014        Incidents In Romance Technologies 101: Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Alaska Projects, Sydney, AU
2011        Panties For Diamonds– A Psychodramatic Audition In The Age Of Abandonment, Honey Space, NYC 

Selected Group Exhibitions + Projects
2019        Phallacies, A Guide To The Field, Mountain Dale, NY
                Artist & Allies, Signs & Symbols, NYC
                Every Woman Biennial, La Mama La Galleria, NYC
                The Lives Of Others, MoFo, Launceston, Tasmania, AU
                BIG, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2018        The collection of Beth DeWoody,The Bunker Artspace,  West Palm Beach, FL
                Artist & Allies, Signs & Symbols, NYC
                The Laugh Back, Smack Mellon, NYC 
                24:7, ZAZ Art InitiativeTimes Square, NYC

2017        The Times, FLAG Art Foundation, NYC    
                Whitney Houston Biennial, Chashama, NYC
                RHW Enterprise, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC
                Tony Conrad memorial, Knockdown Center, NYC

2016        New York Art Book Fair, Booklyn, NYC (artist book + box set)
                Club Los Angeles, commission from Mexico City, CDMX

 

2015        Declaration Of Sentiments: The Remix, Great Hall Cooper Union, NYC
                Peekskill Projects 6, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY
                The Gaze, Momma Tried Artist Feature at Port Projects, New Orleans, LA

2014        The Embassy, New Orleans Biennial Prospect 3+ satellite project, New Orleans, LA
                Hangers, Hot Dogs & Cigarettes, Governors Island Art Fair, Ground Floor Gallery, NYC
                Total Body Burden, The Museum Of Old And New Art, Tasmania, AU
                Women’s International Tennis Finals, Hobart, Tasmania, AU (performance)

2013        Cold Castle, Family Business, NYC
                Playtime: A Performative Pedagogical Symposium, Eyebeam, NYC (curator)
                We Couldn’t Remember What We Came To Forget, Pulse Art Fair, NYC
                Homeward Found, Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY

2012        Knowing Me, Knowing You, Pulse Art Fair, NYC
                Honey Me To Tears, Honey Space, NYC

2011        Currently Untitled, billboard campaign in conjunction with New Orleans Biennial Prospect 2, New Orleans, LA
                The Many Rumors Of Renni Esruoc, The Museum Of Old And New Art (grand opening), Tasmania, AU

2010        Ex Deo Libertas!, Life is Art Foundation West, Sonoma, CA.
                Order of 8, Life Is Art Collective at the Eiffel Society, New Orleans, LA
                Do You Want Gold, Life Is Art Collective at Honey Space Gallery, NYC
                Kneed, KKProjects | Life Is Art Foundation, New Orleans, LA

2008        New Orleans Biennial Prospect 1+ satellite project, KKProjects | Life Is Art Foundation, New Orleans, LA

2007        Parthenogenesis, with DUMBA at The Box NYC (performance)
                ETOV, The Stone, NYC (performance)

Residencies + Awards

2017         NURTUREart, New Collaborations Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2016         Mana Contemporary, BTSM Residency, Jersey City, NJ
                 Booklyn Artist Alliance Box Set Grant, Brooklyn, NY

2015/16    LMCC Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Counsel, NYC
2012         Wassaic Projects Residency, Wassaic, NY

Collections
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, AU
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Bibliography
2019        Kaechele, Kirsha. Eat The Problem. Museum Of Old And New Art. print
                Baker, R.C. They’re Every Woman, A Biennial for the Rest of Us. Village Voice (May 22)
2018        Cascone, Sarah. Here Are the 10 Absolute Best Works of Art We Saw Around the World in 2018. Artnet (Dec 27)        
                D’Addario, John. Ogden Museum’s hidden art gems brought into the light for sprawling new show, BIGThe New Orleans Advocate (Dec18)
                Ray, Sharmistha. Rya Kleinpeter and Tora Lopez at the Bunker Artspace. Artcritical (Dec 8)
                Vogel, Wendy. Incorrectly Female. Mousse Magazine. (Fall) print
                Colucci, Emily. Well Laugh, Though Your Heart Is Breaking In Two: Comedic Resistance In "Laugh Back"Filthy Dreams (Aug 2)
2017        Lesser, Casey. 16 Curators to Watch at SPRING/BREAK. Artsy (March 1)
2015        Eliezer, Theo. Featured Artist: Tora Lopez. Momma Tried (Issue 2) print
2013        Haines, Chelsea. Critics Pic: Homeward Found. Artforum (June)
                Kennedy, Randy. Ars Longa, Studio Brevis. New York Times (Feb. 24) print
2012        Bailey, Stephanie.  Free Your Mind The Art Of INNER COURSE. Art Papers (March/April)
2011        MacCash, Doug. No Kirsha Kaechele? Times Picayune (Dec 23) print
                MacCash, Doug. Is that Kirsha Kaechele on those mysterious St. Claude billboards? Times Picayune (Sept) print
                Beale, Thomas. INNER COURSE, Panties For Diamonds. Planet Magazine (July 26)
2010        Kennedy, Randy. In California, Pot Is Now An Art Patron. New York Times (Oct 11) print

                Shaw, Cameron. Living Landmark. Art in America (June 15) print

©Tora Lopez 2018