Erica Baum

b. 1961, New York Lives and works in New York


1994 Yale University School of Art, M.F.A. Photography, New Haven, CT
1988 Hunter College, CUNY M.A. TESOL/Applied Linguistics, New York, NY
1984 Barnard College, Columbia University, New York B.A. Anthropology, New York, NY


2024 Off the Cuff, Bureau, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Off the Hook, Klemm's, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)
2022 the bite in the ribbon, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
2020 A METHOD OF A CLOAK, Square is the Chatter, Galerie Markus Lüttgen, Düsseldorf, Germany
A METHOD OF A CLOAK, Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany
2019 A Long Dress, Bureau, New York, NY
2018 Naked Eye Nature Morte, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
2017 Until It Makes Sense, Erica Baum & Ajit Chauhan, SVIT, Prague, Czech Republic
AAa:Quien, Erica Baum & Libby Rothfeld, Bureau, New York, NY
2016 The Following Information, Bureau, New York, NY
2015 Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
2014 The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, NY
Harpoon the Monster: Blackboards, Blanks and Viewmasters (with Francis Baudevin), Galerie Mark
Müller, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 The Public Imagination, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
The Public Imagination, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany
Erica Baum: Blanks/Naked Eye Anthology, Melas Papadapoulos, Athens, Greece
Solo Show, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
2012 Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, NY
Naked Eye, Marc Jancou, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 The Public Imagination, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
Shuffled Glances, Bureau, New York, NY
2009 The Naked Eye, Dispatch Bureau, New York, NY
Reference, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
2008 Word Each to Cling I, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Them, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2003 Play, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Directions, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Recent Work, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
1997 New Photographs, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, TX
1995 University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA


2024 New Directions: Recent Acquisitions, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (forthcoming)
2023 Reimagining: New Perspectives, UBS Art Collection, New York, NY
L'école, Philadelphia Art Alliance, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Speedo International Unlimited, Parent Company, Brooklyn, NY
Pictures & After, MAMCO Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2022 The Gorgeous Nothings, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
Power Flower, Biennale des Arts de Nice, Nice, France
To Have Lost Something Unknown, Something Unguessable, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
Image Gardeners, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
#ProtectChinatown Art and History, City Group 104B Forsyth Street, New York, NY
2021 On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
True Pictures?, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Casa Nova (online exhibition), Crèvecœur, La Porta, Corsica, France
Fire demands its Fuel, curated by KM Temporaer, An der Stadtmauer 6, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Rabbit Hole, organized by Adam Marnie, F, Houston, TX
Crocodile Cradle, organized by Simon Moretti, PEER, London, United Kingdom
2020 Pictures, Revisited, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY
2019 Face à face, frac île‑de‑france, Campus de Villetaneuse, France
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Photographie et documents, 1983-2018: Une histoire de la collection du Fonds régional d’art
contemporain #2, Frac Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France
Condo New York, Bureau hosting (STANDARD OSLO), New York, NY
The Second Body, organized by Sam Contis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
Cut - Copy - Paste, o v project, Brussels, Belgium
What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018 Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Lever le voile, frac île‑de‑france, Paris, France
Types of Typewriting, Schreibmaschinentexte seit den 1950er Jahren, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Hours and Places, Wojciech Bąkowski, Erica Baum, Constance DeJong, Bureau, New York, NY
mark, Team Gallery, New York, NY
The Remains of Cinema, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
Condo London, Southard Reid hosting Bureau (New York) and Park View (Los Angeles), London, United Kingdom
2017 Satellite TV, organized by Anne Eastman, Tetsuo's Garage, Nikko, Japan
L’art dans tous ses états – chap.8, frac île‑de‑france, Les Réservoirs, Limay, France
Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, curated by Béatrice Gross, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
A une heure de la civilisation, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Marseille, France
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Tuer la marionnette, curated by Clement Delepine, CACBM, Paris, France
Elective Affinities: A Library, curated by Jocelyn Spaar and Sarah Watson, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Take Note, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Strange Days, Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, France
Erica Baum, Francis Baudevin, Stéphane Dafflon, Philippe Decrauzat, Blair Thurman, Galerie
Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2016 Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Tongue, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH
Two Years of Looking, New Art Projects, London, UK
Thought Patterns, Deborah Ronnen, Rochester, NY
For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2015 Revelations, FRAC Île de France, Paris, France
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Pangrammar, P!, New York, NY
Jeux de langage, FRAC Île de France, Paris, France
The Exhibition of a Film (Screening), Tate Modern, London, UK
The Exhibition of a Film (Screening), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
True Players, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Body/Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Reloaded - Concrete Trends, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
For Troedsson Villa, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, Japan
After Dark, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Erica Baum, Barb Choit, Rawson Projects, New York, NY
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, University Galleries, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
2014 PLATEFORME(S), Centre d’art contemporain d’Yverdon-les-Bains, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Lucid Gestures: An Exhibition of Barnard Alumnae Artists, Mccagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, NY
The Exhibition of a Film, Centre D’art Contemporan Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
The Built Environment: Lower East Side in Istanbul, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey
Infinite Tuning, Murray Guy, New York, NY
A Poem a Day, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
Seymour, CEEAC, Strasbourg, France
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l’âne. Autour de Raymond Hains, Le Frac Bretagne, Rennes, France
Lists, Bury Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK
2013 AGORA 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
Anthology, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
Printing Out the Internet cur. Kenneth Goldsmith, Labor, Mexico City, Mexico
Step Right In, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum,East Lansing, MI
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY
Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
October 18, 1977, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc, New York, NY
Jew York, Untitled Gallery and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Everyday Epiphanies, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Bass! How Low Can You Go?, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
The Feverish Library Cont'd, Capitan Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Speaking and Thinking, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
DOWNTOWN: a view of the Lower East Side, James Cohan, Shanghai, China
30th Bienal de São Paulo Touring Program, Sesc São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 The Imminence of Poetics, Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Postscript, Denver MCA, Denver, CO
The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York NY
Coquilles Méchaniques, FRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Journal d’une chambre, Cur. Jean-Max Colard, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
Slow Numbers, Showroom 170, New York, NY
Erica Baum and Sara MacKillop, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
(im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
2011 Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, NY
Pictures Extra and Others, Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, Greece
2010 ITEM, curated by Mamie Tinkler, Mitchell Innes & Nash, New York, NY
Readers Delight, McKenzie Gallery, New York, NY
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
Freischuss, Kleine Humboldt Galerie Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany
2009 I know nothing of the weather when I know it is either raining or not raining, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Feldman Gallery Portland, OR
We’ll Know Where When We Get There, Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprime, Chatou France
2008 Useful Gestures, Useless Gestures, Dipatch Bureau, New York, NY
Subject Index, Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo, Sweden
A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
2006 Re-Make/Re-Model, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2002 Gravity Over Time, cur. John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy
2000 Summer group show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
1999 Foul Play, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Summer Reading, Yancey Richardson, New York, NY
Neither / Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalogue)
1998 Gel, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Hotspots, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Inventory, White Columns, New York, NY
Sourpuss, Lubelski Gallery, New York, NY


2023 Erica Baum, FABRICATIONS, Three Star Books, Paris
2022 The Difference is Spreading: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, ed. by Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford, University of Pennsylvania Press
2021 Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry, Timglaset Editions, Malmö
Catalogue Raisonné, Frac Île‐de‐France Collection, Paris
2018 Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
2017 The ARCADES: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, edited by Jens Hoffman, contributions by Caroline A. Jones, Vito Manolo Roma, and Kenneth Goldsmith, Exhibition Catalog, The Jewish Museum, New York
2016 Erica Baum, Dog Ear, second printing, Ugly Duckling Presse
2015 Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, contributions by Jennifer Blessing and Susan Thompson, Exhibition Catalog, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Erica Baum, ‘Colors / Cadmium Red,’ Cabinet Magazine, Issue 58 ‘Theft,’ Summer
Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, Crèvecœur/œ Paris & Bureau New York
Alterations: Built, Blended, Processed, Exhibition Catalog, Florida Atlantic University
ed. by Victoria Bean & Chris McCabe, The New Concrete, Hayward Publishing, London
2013 Idra Novey, Clarice: The Visitor, artworks by Erica Baum, University of Chicago Press
2012 Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Exhibition Catalogue
Erica Baum, Melody Indicator, Triple Canopy
Francis Baudevin/Erica Baum, Regency Art Press
2011 Dispatch 2007-2011, Dispatch New York
Erica Baum,* Sightings*, One Star Presse
Erica Baum, Dog Ear, with Kenneth Goldsmith and Béatrice Gross, Ugly Duckling Presse
2009 Erica Baum, Naked Eye, with Kenneth Goldsmith, Free Association
2008 Erica Baum, Roll Playing, Kelly Writers House, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Exhbition Catalog


2021 Katie White, 'Erica Baum’s Photographic Poetry of Spontaneity and Collapse,', April 27
2020 Rajesh Parameswaran, 'Erica Baum,' BOMB Magazine, Issue #153, September 16
Martin Herbert, ‘Erica Baum’s A Method of a Cloak,’ Art-agenda, June 16
2019 Rachel Churner, ‘Erica Baum,’ Artforum, April, p. 193
Megan N. Liberty, 'How Photographer Erica Baum Peers Below the Surface of the Faded Page,' Frieze, February 18
Martha Schwendener, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," New York Times, January 30
Alina Cohen, '13 Artists Who Highlight the Power of Words,' Artsy, January 5
2018 John Cappetta, ‘Hours and Places,’ The Brooklyn Rail, May 1
Jerry Saltz, ‘Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read,’ New York Magazine, April 29
O.C. Yerebakan, ‘Mark, Team Gallery’, Art Observed, April 21
‘Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna,’ cura.magazine, October 24
Max L. Feldman, ‘Critic’s Pick: Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink,’, October 23
Kaitlyn A. Kramer, ‘Critic’s Pick: Erica Baum and Libby Rothfeld,’, January 23
Chris Wiley, ‘AAa:Quien, Goings on About Town,’ The New Yorker, January 20
2016 Calderon, Jessica, 'Staff Picks: Fever Dreams, Tragic Spells, and In-Betweens,' The Paris Review, July 22
Osman Yerebakan, 'Interview With Erica Baum,' Baxter St. Camera Club Blog, July 18
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, 'The Naked Eye: A Conversation With Erica Baum,' The Great Leap Sideways, April 1
Ashley McNelis, ‘An Artist Dissects Found Bits of Language,’ Hyperallergic, March 15 2016
'Erica Baum,' The New Yorker, March 11
Blake Gopnik, ‘At Bureau, Erica Baum’s Blackboards Keep Teaching Us,’ Artnet, March 3
Barry Schwabsky, ‘Point First, Shoot Later,’ The Nation, January 21
'Photo-Poetics: An Anthology,' The New Yorker, January 4
2015 Martha Schwendener, ‘Review: Metropolitan Museum Looks at Photos That May Last,’ The New York Times, December 31
Will Heinrich, 'Photo-Poetics: An Anthology at the Guggenheim,' Aperture, December 4
Holland Cotter, ‘Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye,’ The New York Times, December 3
Interview by Andrea Blanch, 'ERICA BAUM straight shooter,' Musée Magazine, November
Interview by Jesse Chun, 'Interview with Erica Baum,' Der Greif, November 20
'Erica Baum: Study,' Quick Magazine #11, March
Abraham Adams, 'Critic's Pick: Erica Baum and Barb Choit,', March 13
2014 Nat Trotman, ‘Erica Baum: Wordplay’, Aperture, Issue 217, Winter, pp. 73 - 79
'Exhibitions - The Lookout: Erica Baum', Art in America, October
Natalie Musteata, 'Erica Baum',, September 12
Vince Aletti, 'Erica Baum,' The New Yorker, September 8
Kathleen Madden, ‘Random Harvest,’ Osmos, Winter
Interview by Steel Stillman, 'Erica Baum in the Studio', Art in America, October
2013 Gary Barwin, 'Cover Versions: Reading outside-in in Erica Baum's study,', May
Yukiko Oyama, 'Erica Baum', +81, pp. 42-9, Spring
'Au Contraire: All poetry is poems', Flaunt Magazine, pp.22-5, March
Alexis Jakubowicz, 'Erica Baum', Frieze d/e, February
2012 Vince Aletti, 'Erica Baum', The New Yorker, October
Kim Rosenfield, 'Erica Baum', BOMB Magazine, December
2010 Cecilia Alemani, ‘Erica Baum: Dog Ear Poems’, Mousse, 22
2009 Caroline Busta, ‘Erica Baum at Dispatch’, Artforum
Julian Kreimer, ‘Erica Baum,’ Art in America, June
Angela Ashman, ‘Such a Tease’, Village Voice, March
Lauren O’Neill Butler, ‘Erica Baum’,, Critic’s pick
2005 Stephen Robert Frankel, ‘Erica Baum at D’Amelio Terras’, Jan/Feb
200 3 Johanna Burton, ‘Erica Baum: Play,' Time Out New York, September 18-25
2000 Frances Richard, ‘Erica Baum’, Artforum, October
1998 Grady T. Turner, ‘Erica Baum at Clementine’, Art in America, February


Albright-Knox Art Gallery Aïshti Foundation Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) Kunstpalast Düsseldorf FRAC Ile de France FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Frac Sud Hood Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art MAMCO Genève MIT List Visual Arts Center The Museum of Modern Art, New York Norton Museum of Art The New York Public Library The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum The SCAD Museum of Art San Francisco Museum of Modern Art University of Guelph McClelland & Stewart Art Gallery Whitney Museum of American Art Yale University Art Gallery