Constance DeJong
b. 1950, Cleveland, OH
Lives and works in New York, NY


SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2017
601 Artspace, New York, NY (forthcoming)
 
Modern Love, The Kitchen, New York, NY
 
Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers, by Sophie Seita, LaMaMa Galleria, New York, NY
 
SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Live broadcast with Constance DeJong, Sophia La Fraga, and Ian Hatcher, Cold Open Verse,
  Poet Transmit in conjunction with Blonde Art Books, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
  Next Wave Art Reading Room, curated by Rachel Valinsky, Wendy’s Subway in conjunction with
 
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
 
Segue Foundation Reading Series, Zinc Bar, New York, NY
2013 Speakchamber, Bureau, New York, NY
2007
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2004 Collaboration with Tony Oursler, Off-Off Center, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
2003
Robert Beck Theater, curated by Marie Losier, New York, NY
2002
The Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, MO
2001
Scry Agency, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
1997 Pink, in collaboration with Stephen Vitiello, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
  New York, NY; Hamburger Bahnhoff Museum, Berlin, Germany
  Fantastic Prayers, in collaboration with Tony Oursler and Stephen Vitiello, Philadelphia Museum
  of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Film + Arc International Festival of Films, Graz, Austria
  Navigational performance, Cyber Cafe, Moderna Museum, Ljublijana, Slovenia Moore College
  Theater, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Fantastic Prayers, in collaboration with Tony Oursler and Stephen Vitiello, Galerija SOU –
  Kapellica, Ljublijana, Slovenia
1994 The Jacket, in conjunction with Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art, Neuberger
  Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
  Articles of Faith, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
1991 New Langton Arts, San Franciso, CA
1990 HallsWalls, Buffalo, NY
  Vanishing Acts, The Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York, NY
  ARS Electronica Festival, Graz, Austria
  Relatives, in collaboration with Tony Oursler, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1989 Relatives, in collaboration with Tony Oursler, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American
  Art, New York, NY
  Fourth Video Bienale, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  Video Theater: Regional, in conjunction with the exhibition Collected and Performance Work,
 
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
 
Sensing the City, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
1988 ARS Electronica Festival, Graz, Austria
  Relatives, in collaboration with Tony Oursler, The Kitchen, New York, NY; TheBinational,
  Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf; Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
1983 Twice-Told Tales, Hallswalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
1979 L.A. Stories, in collaboration with Philip Glass, The Kitchen, New York, NY
1977 Modern Love, The Kitchen, New York, NY; Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA; 80 Langton
  Street; San Franciso, CA; 911 Seattle, Seattle, WA; Western Front, Vancouver, Canada; The
  Women’s Alliance, London, England; Centre Culturel Du Marais, Paris, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 I Can’t Tell You Because I Can’t Tell You, curated by Gabriela Vainsencher, 601 Artspace, New
  York, NY
  CD SM KSS, Constance DeJong, Sarah McMenimen, Kate Spencer Stewart, Redling Fine Art,
  Los Angles, CA
  LISTEN: IT’S A SOUND SHOW, curated by Molly Mac, Equinox Studios, Seattle, WA
  Anne Turyn: Top Stories Archive & Selected Flashbulb Memories, 1978-1991, curated by Maika
  Pollack, SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Back in Time with Time-Based Works: Artists’ Books at Franklin Furnace, 1976– 1980, The
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Listen, curated by Molly Mac and Emily Pothast, Blackbox 3.0, Equinox Studios, Seattle, WA
  Next Wave Art Reading Room, curated by Rachel Valinsky; Wendy’s Subway in conjunction
  with Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
  Cold Open Verse, Poet Transmit in conjunction with Blonde Art Books, The Knockdown Center,
  Queens, NY
  I Wasn’t Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear, curated by Molly Mac, Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
Liberia Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Day Moon, curated by Jodie Vicenta Jacobson, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2013
Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Collected and Performance Work, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

SELECTED PROJECTS
2016 On-screen performance in Tony Oursler: Imponderable, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2015
On-screen performance for Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler, Parc des Ateliers, Arles
  France; LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College,
  Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2014 Tony Oursler, in collaboration with Constance DeJong for Rachel Feinstein’s The Last Days of
  Folly, Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY
  Performer in Tony Oursler: Vox Vernacular, South Court Auditorium, New York Public Library,
  New York, NY
2008 Tony Oursler, in collaboration with Tony Conrad and Constance DeJong, Nuit Blanche, Gare du
  Nord, Paris, France
2007 Text for SUPER VISION, with The Builders Association/dbox, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth
  College, ME
2006 Blue Invasion, in collaboration with Tony Oursler, Sydney Festival, Australia
  Text for SUPER VISION, with The Builders Association/dbox; Perth International Arts Festival,
  Australia; New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington; Liverpool; European Capital of
  Culture, United Kingdom; Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom; ZeroOne, San Jose, CA; Yerba
  Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Krannert Center, University of
  Champaign-Urbana, IL; MCA Chicago, IL, UC Davis, CA; RedCat, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Text for SUPER VISION, with The Builders Association/dbox; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,
  MN; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; On the Boards, Seattle, WA; BAm Next Wave
  Festival 05, New York, NY: Montclair State University, NJ
2003 The Place, Le Plaiv district, Switzerland; produced by Walter A. Bechtler Foundation for Public
  Art, University of Art & Design, Zurich, Switzerland
2001
Digital H@ppy Hour, The Kitchen, New York, NY
2000 Speaking of the River, commissioned by Minetta Brook Hudson River, Madame Brett Park,
  Beacon NY, (permanent installation); commissioned by Public Art Trust, Thames River, Canary
  Wharf, London, commissioned by Public Art Trust (permanent installation)
  Electra Chair, Spot, Walls that Speak, Writer’s Block, Pillow Talk, Edward Hopper House Art
  Center, Nyack, NY; Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY; Pandemonium Festival, London,
  England, edition produced by Cypher Editions, New York
1997
Rushmore Music Festival, New York, NY
1996 Fantastic Prayers, Constance DeJong, Tony Oursler, Stephan Vitiello, web project, Dia Center
  for the Arts and Prop Foundation, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Duets for Animals & People, Woodland Park Zoological Gardens, Art in Public Places, Seattle,
  WA (permanent installation)
1991 Vanishing Act, spoken text with sound by Brenda Hutchinson, Tellus #25, Site-Less Sounds,
  (CD)
1989 Ally, Messages to the Public, Times Square, The Public Art Fund, New York, NY
1979
Libretto for Philip Glass: Satyagraha
1977
Radio Adaptaion of Modern Love, ZBS Studios

PUBLICATIONS
2017 NightWriters, Triple Canopy, New York (forthcoming)
  Modern Love, Ugly Duckling Presse and Primary Information, New York
2013 Speakchamber, Bureau, New York
2006 The Early Show: Video From 1969-79, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York
1986 “Twice Told Tale,” in Five, Top Stories #23-24, New York
1983 Constance DeJong, I.T.I.L.O.E., Top Stories #15, Txt Books
1981 “In Between the Dark and the Light (Television/Society/Art: A Symposium)” in, Artforum Vol 19
  No. 5, New York
1980 Satyagraha, M.K. Gandhi in South Africa, 1893-1914: The Historical Material and Libretto
  Comprising (New York: Standard Editions, 1980).
1978 The Lucy Amarillo Stories, Standard Editions, New York
1976 Modern Love, Standard Press (1976-77)
  The Complete Works of Constance DeJong, Vols 1 -5, TVRT, New York (1975-76)
  “Science, Chapter 1” in Renegade #2, 65-86

CATALOGUES
2010 Tony Oursler: Lock 2, 4, 6, edited Rudolg SagmeisterKunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
2006 The Early Show: Video from 1969-1979, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter
  College, March 16-May 6, 2006 curated by Constance De Jong, Hunter College, New York
2002 Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project, edited by Miwon Kwon, Minetta Brook, New York
2000 Speaking of the River: A New Audio Work by Constance De Jong for Benches Along the River,
  Public Art Development Trust, London
1994 The Eye of the Beholder, edited by Jill Medvedow, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

ANTHOLOGIES
2006 Up is Up, But So is Down: Downtown Literary Scene, NYU Press
1987 Blasted Allegories, New Museum/MIT
1985 Wild History, Tanam Press
1983 Top Top Stories, City Lights

SELECTED PRESS
2017 Dan Piepenbring, ‘Staff Picks: Conduits, Cockroaches, Colored Paper,’ The Paris Review, April
  ‘The History & Reissue of Constance DeJong’s Modern Love,’ Harriet Poetry Blog, Poetry
  Foundation, March 30
  ‘Artists in Conversation: Constance DeJong by Jennifer Krasinski,’ BOMB Magazine, Daily
  Postings, April 3
2011 James R. Oestereich, ‘Operatic Pageantry With Gandhi, Dr. King and a Message of Paci sm:
  ‘Satayagraha,’ by Philip Glass, at Met Opera - Review,’ The New York Times, November 6
2006
Mark Swed, ‘The Unblinking Eye of Technology,’ Los Angeles Times, December 8
  Holland Cotter, ‘Art in Review; The Early Show — Video From 1969-1979,’ The New York Times,
  April 28
2005 ‘Review: SUPER VISION,’ at BAM, The New York Times, November
  Terry Teachout, ‘SUPER VISION,’ Wall Street Journal, December
  ‘Review: SuperVision,’ at BAM, NYTheater.com, November
  ‘SUPER VISION,’ The Columbus Dispatch, November
  ‘Review of SuperVision,’ Minneapolis Journal News, October
2004 ‘Best of Beacon,’ Beacon Dispatch
2002 Carlo McCormic, ‘Constance Dejong in Watershed (Hudson River Art Projects’ Minetta Brook
  Publisher
  Michael Govan, ‘Fantastic Prayers,’ Rhizome.com
2000 Photo essay of opening for ‘Speaking of The River at Canary Wharf, Thames River, London,’
  Frieze
1998 Sarah Thomas, ‘Speaking of The River at Canary Wharf, Thames River, London,’ The Guardian
  Peter Wollen, ‘Death (and Life) of the Author: Peter Wollen on Kathy Acker,’ London Review of
  Books, Vol. 20, No. 3, February
  Gertrud Sandquist, ‘Review: Fantastic Prayers,’ Paletten, Stockholm
1995 David Colman, ‘The Art Screen Scene,’ Artforum, September
 
Robert Atkins, ‘The Art World and I Go on Line,’ Cover Image, Art in America, December
  Carlo McCormic, ‘Hypertext: Constance DeJong,’ Paper Magazine, May
  Christopher Chester, ‘Digital Art’s Just Key Strokes Away,’ Associated Press
 
Review of Die Biennale, Kultre Magazin, Graz
 
‘Sculpting with the Environment,’ Baille Oakes, Van Nostrand Reinhold
1990 Gamla Studenthuset, ‘Hufvudstadsbladet Sunday Kultur section,’ Helsinki Newspaper,
  February
 
‘Virus,’ Photo essay, Magazine of Vehicule Art, Montreal
1989 Caryn James, ‘Review: Joyride,’ The New York Times, June
  C. Carr, ‘Review: Relatives,’ Artforum, May
 
Robert Taylor, ‘Review: Joyride,’ The Boston Globe, May 14
  Jana Pavlic, ‘Review: Constance DeJong,’ Telex, Zagreb
  Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May
1988 ‘Review: Relatives at the ICA, Boston,’ The Boston Globe
  ‘Interviewing Constance DeJong about Narrative Form,’ Reflex Magazine Seattle, October
1984 Patricia Gruben, Kay Armitage, ‘Review: Story Telling,’ The Canadian Journal of Avant-Garde
  and Political Cinema
  Edward Rothstein, ‘Satayaraha,’ The New York Times, December
1981 Jonathan Cott, ‘Constance DeJong: Avant-Garde Librettist for Philip Glass Opera,’ Other
  Stages
  Joseph Roddy, ‘Satayagraha: M.K. Gandhi - in South Africa,’ People Magazine
1976 ‘Featured Selection: Riverside Theater, Time Out London

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Tate Museum
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York
Franklin Furnace Archive
National Gallery of Canada, Toronto
Art Metropole, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
New York University, Fales Special Collection, Bobst Library
New York City Public Library, Special Collections
Vassar College Art Library
University of North Carolina, Sloane Art Library
Collection CGP, www.newmedia.art