The Artist



Born: Bronx, New York, 1929
New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1948-50
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965-68
Honorary Doctorate, Parsons School of Design, 1997

Born in Bronx, NY, Ida Applebroog attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1949). She moved to Chicago in 1956, later attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1968). After relocating to San Diego, California she exhibited in “Invisible/Visible” at Long Beach Art Museum, 1972. In 1973 she taught at the University of California in San Diego before returning to NY. Starting in 1977 she circulated a series of self-published books through the mail, and joined Heresies/A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics. In 1981 she showed “Applebroog: Silent Stagings”, her first exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, where she continued to show for over 20 years. During the decade of the 1990s, she received multiple honors including the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design. She also received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1998 and her art was the subject of a retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Applebroog’s work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and others. She was profiled in the PBS documentary “Art 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century”.


2016      Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Ida Applebroog’, Miami, FL. July 8 – Sept. 18, 2016
2015      Hauser & Wirth, ‘Ida Applebroog. The Ethics of Desire’, New York, NY, May 4 – July 31, 2015
2014      MAC/VAL – Musee d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, ‘Ida Applebroog’, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2011      Hauser & Wirth London, Ida Applebroog, London, England, March 17 – April 30 2011
2010      Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, Monalisa, January 19 – 6 March 2010.
2009      Galerie Nathalie Pariente/The 38 Wilson Project, Paris, France, L’intime Politique”, October 29 – December 20. 2007 Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL, Photogenetics, September 7 – October 27.
2005      The Armory Show/Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Booth, New York, NY, March 11 – March 14.
2002      Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Modern Olympia, January 12 – February 9.
2001      Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Galileo Works, April 28 – June 2.
2000      Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris, France, Works on paper from the 1980s, November 16 – December 20.

Ida Applebroog’s Complete CV 2016 (PDF)