Geof Oppenheimer

Chicago, Illinois, USA
APT Los Angeles
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  • The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has announced the receipt of a major endowment from Lisa (WCAS ’86) and Steven Tana

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  • The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has released “Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures,” the first substantive publication on the work of Chicago-based artist Geof Oppenheimer.

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  • Chicago has long been a major player in the art world and its history is undisputed: Chicago is home to world-class institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute, and the Renaissance Society.

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  • "Agitated Histories," the fourth and final exhibition in a series marking the Contemporary Museum's 20-year anniversary, provided an international

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  • Geof Oppenheimer’s current solo exhibition at Ratio 3, Monsters, continues his investigation of the physical markers of violence. In previous exhibitions, such as Inside Us All There Is a Part That Would Like to Burn Down Our Own House

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  • Take a look at highlights from exhibitions opening around the world. The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo surveys ten years of work by Berlin artists

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  • This month, I had the pleasure of speaking to Geof Oppenheimer, a Chicago- and San Francisco-based artist, about his upcoming exhibition

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Geof Oppenheimer’s practice takes up questions of civic value, the ways in which political and social structures are encoded in images and objects and how meaning is formed in the modern world. Starting from the from the proposition that formal value is a social value, his projects interrogate the forms and rules of civic discourse as a material, positing art as a space of liberated social dialogue. Trained as a sculptor, Oppenheimer works across multiple mediums including stage set video productions, and photography.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of venues such as the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, PS1/MOMA, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, SITE Santa Fe, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Aspen Art Museum, The 4th Athens Biennale and CAB Art Center, Brussels. His work has been the subject of published writings in Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and The New Yorker. He studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art where he received his BFA and received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied at the Academia voor Beeldende Vorming in the Netherlands. Geof Oppenheimer is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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