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    Depuis des années, Lauren et Adam collectent et accumulent des quantités innombrables d’objets obsolètes, tels que des coupons à gratter ou des billets de loterie, des cartes de baseball, des romans d’amour, des trophées, des cartes postales ou encore des « nudie cards ». Ces objets porteurs d’espoir et de réconfort animent leurs œuvres à grande échelle, soient-elles des installations vidéo, des sculptures, des dessins, ou encore des collages.

    À travers la critique du rôle que les médias jouent dans la société de consommation avec la création et la fermentation de nos désirs et nos fantasmes, les oeuvres de Ghost of a Dream agissent comme une sorte de miroir sur les comportements, les espoirs et les confiances mal placées d’une époque où, à force de courir après des richesses et des bonheurs faciles, on oublie d’être heureux.

    Lauren Was et Adam Eckstrom sont tous deux nés aux Etats-Unis puis ont étudié à l’école de design de Rhode Island. Ils ont fondé le collectif Ghost of a Dream en 2007. Leur travail a fait l’objet d’expositions aussi bien aux Etats-Unis qu’en Europe.

    Demande d'information

      Adam Eckstrom

      2005
      Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Painting with Honors
      1999
      University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, BFA Sculpture and Photography

      Lauren Was

      2004
      Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Sculpture with Honors
      1999
      School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Concentration in Sculpture

      EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

      2022
      sticking one’s head in a hole, does not change the horizon Galerie Paris-B, Paris, France

      2021
      Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution) Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC through July 2022
      sticking one’s head in a hole, does not change the horizon Galerie Paris-B, Paris, France

      2020
      Yesterday is Here, MassArt art museum Boston, MA

      2018
      Statistics of Hope, Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York,NY
      I’ll be with you when the deal goes down, STANDARD SPACE, Sharon, CT art, Orthez, France

      2017
      At a Loss, For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
      A Devil to Pay, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

      2016
      Falling From Paradise, Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL
      When the Smoke Clears: The Fair Housing Project, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

      2015
      A Good Run of Bad Luck, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
      Better is THE END – Deep End, Wassaic Project Exhibition, USA
      Gone the Sun, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
      Looking Up, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

      2013
      Day is Done, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Bruxelles, Belgique (catalogue)
      Collapse of Promise, Zadok Gallery, Miami, Floride

      2012
      Forever Almost, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
      Remember When Tomorrow Came, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
      Sky’s the Limit, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
      Our Favorite Pastimes, MCC Gallery, Omaha, NE

      2011
      we spend our lives as we spend our days, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
      Everybody Wants Some Heaven, Art First, Santa Maria Della Vita, Bologne, Italie, commissaire Julia Draganovic

      2010
      The Price of Happiness, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, Chine
      One in a Million, Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Allemagne
      Future Perfect, The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA
      This is it, Volta 6 New York, Cynthia Corbett Gallery

      2008
      Ghost of a Dream, Space at Alice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

      EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

      2021
      shh, it’s a secret Postmasters Roma, Rome, Italy
      Imagining Data Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA 2021
      Decoding Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, curated by Mary Birmingham
      Sunrise Sunset Albany International Airport

      2020
      -MESS (Marker Emblem Symbol Signal), Standard Space Gallery, Sharon, CT
      -Coming Soon, Art Austerlitz, Austerlitz, NY

      2019
      Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY curated by Lisa Panzera
      Division of Labor, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
      Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York
      Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
      2018
      Statistics of Hope, Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York, NY
      2019
      Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY curated by Lisa Panzera
      Division of Labor, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
      Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York
      Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

      2017
      Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
      State of the Art  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
      State of the Art Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee
      State of the Art The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina

      2016
      20th Anniversary exhibition, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
      The City & The City, Denny Gallery, NY, NY
      Summercamp, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
      State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
      State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
      Be My Guest, No Longer Empty, NY, NY
      Sessions, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
      It’s Funny Because It’s True, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

      2015
      HERE THERE NOWHERE, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels Belgium
      Makers Mark, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY curated by Gingrow and Scoggins
      And I feel Fine…, The ReInstitute, Millerton, NY
      In Praise of Folly, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
      The Ecstasy of Influence, Spring Break, NY
      Here There Nowhere, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Bruxelles, Belgique

      2014
      State of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
      Artist Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
      Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark

      2013
      SHINE, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Ontario
      Wish Meme, at Old School for The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, NY, NY
      Homeward Found, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
      Debris Field, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

      2012
      How Much do I Owe You? No Longer Empty, LIC, NY, commissaire Manon Slome
      Summertime, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
      Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
      HOPELESS, DUMBO Arts Festival, DUMBO, NY
      Trash Talk, Spattered Columns Art Connects, NY, NY
      COME AND GET IT, Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY

      2011
      Art Prize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
      A Strange Attraction to the Beautiful and the Dreadful, Hendershot Gallery NY, NY, commissaire Maureen Sullivan

      2010
      Exhibitionism-The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute, Londres, Royaume-Uni

      2009
      Fly By’s, Galleri Cristoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
      Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Londres, Angleterre (catalogue)
      Will it Happen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, NY
      Word Up, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY

      2008
      In other Words, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA-This is not New York, This is Berlin, Salon Mastul e.V., Berlin, Allemagne
      Inaugural Exhibition, DIEU DONNU+00C9, NY, NY
      Suckers and Biters, Chashama Gallery, NY, NY (catalogue)
      Devotion Reconstructed, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY

      2006
      RISD Biannual NYC, Exit Art, NY, NY, commissaire Robert Storr
      Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turquie
      Flora, South Bend Regional Museum, South Bend, IN

      RECOMPENSES ET BOURSES

      2023
      Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, Fl

      2021
      International Studio & Curatorial Program, Alumni Residency

      2020
      Cross Sectors Residency, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

      2018
      Facebook Artists in Residence
      College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, spring artists-in-residence, Collegeville, MN
      Artist Resource Trust Grant

      2017
      Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program New Orleans

      2016
      Business Accelerator Grant, The Clark Hulings Fund
      International Studio & Curatorial Program, funded by The Pollock- Krasner Foundation

      2014
      Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council five-month A.I.R., Governors Island, New York

      2013
      Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY, NY
      Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, NY, NY
      Jerome Foundation Grant, (gifted through Smack Mellon), Minneapolis, MN
      La Napoule Art Foundation, funded A.I.R., Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

      2012
      Smack Mellon, year long funded studio program, Brooklyn, NY
      New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant, NY, NY
      Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, three-month funded A.I.R., Omaha, NE

      2011
      Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
      Wassaic Project Artist Honorarium, Funded by Dutchess County Arts Board NY
      Voted top installation at Art First, pole by the Corriere Di Bologna, Bologne, Italie

      2010
      Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Germany 2-month A.I.R. Funded by US Embassy

      2009
      The Art Prize, Young Masters and AXA Insurance, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      IAAB, six-month funded A.I.R., Basel, Suisse

      2008
      Artist Projects, RISD, Material grant and student labor to make an installation
      Oxbow Fellowship (re-granted from The Joan Mitchell Foundation) NY, NY
      City Sol, Material Grant, NY, NY
      D.U.M.B.O. Improvement District, Material Grant, Brooklyn, NY

      PROJETS CURATORIAUX

      2015-Present
      Founded and run the curated artists exchange program ArtForArtists

      2017
      For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

      2015-16
      Co-founded of an annual 1-month artist-residency in northern Italy ArtGarda

      2015
      Day becomes Night, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

      2013
      AKA, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
      In the Details, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

      2012
      Another Side, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

      BIBLIOGRAPHIE

      2018
      Collection & Collage: in the Studio with Ghost of a Dream, a short documentary by Southern
      Foodways Alliance in partnership with 21C Museum Hotels
      The Green Cube, Canadian Art, Septembre
      Betting on the American Dream in Statistics of Hope, Filthy Dreams, 29 Mars

      2017
      A Devil To Pay- Ghost of a Dream at CES Gallery, Art and Cake, 23 Février
      State of the Art at Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte Magazine, Mai
      ‘State of The Art’ Compiles Cream of the Contemporary Scene, USA Today, 27 Janvier

      2016
      Considering the Environmental Damage Done by Art Fairs, Hyperallergic, 18 Octobre
      Covering the Waterfront, ArtFCity, 6 Octobre
      Ghost of a Dream’s New Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, BlouinArtinfo, 15 Septembre
      The Art of Interiors, Galerie Magazine, Automne
      A Door Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop Up, ArtFCity, 8 Juillet
      9 Must-See Summer Group Shows, Artnet News, 30 Juin
      When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings, Huffington Post, 26 Avril
      Leftover Lottery Tickets Turned Into Stunning Art, Good Morning America, 22 Avril
      ‘Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors’ exhibit transforms, The Editor at Large, 20 Avril
      Empty Manhattan Apartment Transformed Into Work of Art, Architectural Digest, 20 Avril
      What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion, W Magazine, Avril 5
      Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors- Seven Artists, ArtfixDaily Artwire, 21 Mars
      New Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit is all-American road trip, Star Tribune, Février
      New Jepson Center Exhibit Celebrates Contemporary American Artists, Savannah Morning News, 20 Février

      2015
      5 Female Artist Break the Glass Ceiling at ADAA, ARTSY, 25 Février
      The Wassaic Project: A Festival, Beautiful Flood, and Now Art, New York Times, 4 Mars
      Desires, Dreams, and Excess, ARTFILE MAGAZENE, Février
      Emission de la Semaine #58, TCQVAR, 16 Février
      Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, a la Galerie Paris-Beijing, France Fine Art, 8 Février

      2014
      Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, anti-utopias, 22 Décembre
      Pulse Dives Into New Waters in Miami Beach, Blouin ARTINFO, 4 Décembre
      Piecing Things Together at PULSE Miami Beach, HYPERALLERGIC, 8 Décembre
      Pulse launches 10th year with move to Miami Beach, Miami Herald, 4 Décembre
      Kim Rugg and Ghost of a Dream Stand Out at PULSE, NewYork Observer, 4 Décembre
      AMERICAN BEAUTY, Vogue Magazine, Août
      BROOKLYN ARTIST BALL SETS THE TABLE, Interview Magazine, 17 Avril
      At the Brooklyn Artist Ball, Gallerist/Observer, 18 Avril
      The Brooklyn Artists Ball Had It All, Bedford and Bowery, 17 Avril
      Highlights From The Brooklyn Artists Ball, Art F City, 21 Avril
      Night at the Museum, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 17 Avril
      Ghost of a Dream, The Glamourai, 26 Mars

      2013
      Jour de Chance, Arts Libre, La Libre Belgique, Bruxelles, BE, 20 Décembre
      GHOST OF A DREAM, Le Soir, Bruxelles, BE, 21 Décembre
      HAUNTING AND COLLECTING, Agenda, Bruxelles BE, 5 Décembre
      Get Lucky, Marie Claire, Bruxelles, BE, Décembre
      Cinquante degrés Nord, Arte Belgique, Bruxelles, BE, 4 Décembre
      Entre Triomphe et Tragedie chez Paris-Beijing, FEEVER, Bruxelles, BE, 26 Novembre
      reative Time’s Sandcastles Return, Rockaway Beach, Art In America, 13 Août
      Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Art F City, NY, NY, 12 Août
      Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Time Out NY, 12 Août
      Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, W Magazine, 12 Août
      Lottery Ticket Sculptures ‘Ghost of a Dream’, Huffington Post, 20 Mai

      2012
      Seven Deadly Sins, Beautiful/Decay, Fall
      Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Ghost Of A Dream, ART F CITY, 7 Septembre
      London Show Draws Winners, The Independent, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 19 Janvier
      Watch the Birdie, The Metro, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 18 Janvier
      In Your Dreams, Phoenix, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 6 Février
      Ghost of a Dream Remember When Tomorrow Came, Artlog, 15 Février
      Why Weren’t You in Wassaic This Weekend?, hyperallergic.com, 8 Août

      2011
      The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art, Village Voice Online, 8 Août
      Collectors Call, ARTFORUM online, 6 Mai
      Giant Sculptures Made From Lottery Tickets, Wired UK, 5 Août

      2010
      Luck of the Draw, City Weekend, Beijing, Chine, 28 Octobre-10 Novembre
      Husband-and-wife ‘found’ art team’s exhibition weighs The Price of Happiness, Global Times, Beijing, Chine, 12 Octobre
      Dream Ticket, World of Interiors, Juillet
      VOLTA NY: Ghost of a Dream, Whitewall Magazine, 5 Mars
      The American Dream as Illusion, The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, 28 Mars
      Medium Voltage, ARTINFO, Mars
      The Art of Discarded Lottery Tickets, Yatzer.com, 4 Août

      2009
      Award-Winning Artist Master Raphael and Durer, The Independent, Londres, 13 Novembre
      Young Masters, Art of England, Issue 63
      Scope Basel, Premier Art Scene Magazine, 2009
      Top 10 Artists at Art Basel, Volta and Scope, Satchi.com, 10 Juin

      2008
      Time Out New York, NY, NY, 18-31 Décembre
      For Biennial Fans, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 6 Mars
      Dream Ride, Intersection Magazine, Printemps
      Lottery Tickets become Dream Car, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 18 Mars

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