1969 born in Valencia, Venezuela
lives and works in New York

Solo Shows

2018 SHADOW PLAY, Guggenheim, Bilbao
Javier Téllez: Nosferatu, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester
2017 New Rotations, Javier Telléz: Letter on the Blind for the Use of Those Who See, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
2016 Caligari and the Sleepwalker, Turku Art Museum, Turku
Javier Téllez, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Bogotá, Bogota
To Have Done with the Judgement of God, Koenig & Clinton, New York
2014 Shadow Play (curated by Mirjam Varanidis), Kunsthaus Zürich
Games are forbidden in the labyrinth, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco / REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 Praise of Folly (curated by Philippe van Cauteren), S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
2012 The Conquest of Mexico, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Ungesehen und unerhört II: Javier Téllez, Museum Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg
Rotations, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
2011 Javier Téllez. O Rinoceronte de Dürer, Galerie ArratiaBeer, Berlin
2010 Larger Than Life -Mais que a vida, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
Larger Than Life -Mais que a vida, CAM -Fundacäo Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
2009 4 ½, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
Mind The Gap, Kunsthaus Basselland, Muttenz/Basel
Javier Téllez: International Artist in Residence, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Caligari und der Schlafwandler, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
2008 Letter on the blind for the use of those, who can see, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich
2007 Oedipus Marshal, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Oedipus Marshal, Loop, Barelona
2006 Oedipus Marshal, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
La Batalla de Mexico, Arriata/Beer Galerie, Berlin
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Rozelle Hospital), Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich
2005 La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Rozelle Hospital), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
S-t-e-r-e-o-v-i-e-w, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2004 A Hunger Artist, Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City
2002 Alpha 60 (The Mind-Body Problem), White Box, New York
A Hunger Artist, Sala Mendoza, Caracas
2001 Bedlam, Sala 7, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Aire de México, La Panadería, Mexico City
2000 Bounced, Serge Ziegler Galerie, Zurich
1999 I am Happy Because Everyone Loves Me, Gasworks Gallery, London
1997 The Ship of Fools, Sala Mendoza, Caracas
1996 Penalty, Silverstein Gallery, New York
The Cure of Folly, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas and Museo Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela
Jonac 2001 mg, Silverstein Gallery, New York

Group Shows

2019 .0 (point zero), cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout
2018 Are you satisfied? Aktuelle Kunst und Revolution, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Sanguine, MuHKA, Antwerp
Décor/Avant-Post, Frau de Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Artaud1936, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Gegen die Strömung – Reise ins Ungewisse, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
2017 The Truth of Uncertainty: Moving Image Works from the Hall Collection, Schloss Derneburg, Holle
Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Kathmandu Triennale (curated by Philippe Van Cauteren), Kathmandu
2016 See How the Land Lays, West Den Haag, The Hague
Bedlam: the asylum & beyond, Wellcome Collection, London
Getting Across, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art from the Americas, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, London
Basta!, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York
2015 Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Museo Jumex, Mexico
CONTOUR 7: A Moving Image Biennale, Mechelen Academy, Mechelen
Mobility and its Discontents, The 8th Floor, New York
Tribute to an Avenue, Sculpture International, Rotterdam
2014 The Torches of Prometheus, Kunsthaus Zürich
Recycling Memory: Recapturing the Lost City, Managua
We are Living on a Star, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Artlovers – Histories d´Art dans la Collection Pinault, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
Here and Elsewhere, Espacio Promoción del Arte – Tabacalera, Madrid
Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
acting-out: the institution denied, Anexiety Arts Festival London 2014, Colechuch House, London
High Horizon: Bruegelland early 21th century, Stedelijk Museum, Lier
inSite: Cuatro ensayos de lo público, sobre otro escenario, La Tallera, Cuernavaca Mexico
2nd CAFAM Biennale: Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, CAFA Art Museum Beijing
El Hotel Electrico, MHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
The Marvelous Real. Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from the MUSAC Collection, MOT Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2013 Infra-Mince, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin
À triple tour (curated by Caroline Bourgeois), Conciergerie, Paris
"Ils sont nous et nous sommes eux!", Collection FRAC Nord / Pas de Calais, Centre Arc en Ciel, Liévin
Au-delà de cette limite, votre ticket n'est plus valable, Pavillon Vendôme, Aix-en-Provence
Disabled by Normality, DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
What To Do, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona
KINO DER KUNST, Munich
Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
2012 Castle in the Air. A séance of imagination, Zamek Culture Center, Poznan
Von hier nach dort, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon
Gestures in Time, Qalandiya International, Jerusalem / Ramallah
Busan Biennale 2012, Busan
Voices of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Artaud's cave, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel
Track, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien
Air de Lyon, Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires
More to Tell, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2011 11. Biennale de Lyon "A Terrible Beauty is Born", Biennale Lyon, Lyon
Spectrums of Light, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
El Grito/ The Cry, MUSAC – Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
Daydream Believer!! Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative
Visions, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2010 Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich
Highlights From the Cologne Kunstfilmbiennale in Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Epilogo (Epiloque), Museo de Arte Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico, cur. Cristián Silva
Sem Fronteiras, Museu, Bispo de Rosário Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro
De Frente al Sol (Facing the Sun), Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Alienator: Le Retour, Museum Murten, Murten
Model Kits, Musac Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Castilla y León, León
De Frente al Sol (curated by Patrick Charpenel), Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Adaption, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
Larger Than Life Stranger Than Fiction, 11. Triennale Felbach Kleinplastik 2010, Fellbach
2009 For the Use of Those Who See, Kunst-Werke Berlin
Alienator on Tour, Marks Blond Project, Berne
Islands + Ghettos, Stadtmuseum Graz, Graz
Alienator on Tour, Ancienne Gare, Fribourg
For You / Para Usted, Videos aus der Daros-Latinamerica Sammlung, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
Acting Out, ICA, Boston
Islands + Ghettos, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin
2008 Rational / Irrational, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Manifesta 7, Bozen
Whitney Biennial, New York
2007 Atlas Américas (curated by Paulo Herkenhoff), 01 Futuro, Rio de Janeiro
Doppelgänger. O dobre da realidade, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo
Zwischen zwei Toden/Between two deaths, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Constructing a poetic universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle collection of Latin American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Visiones del paraíso: utopías/distopías/heterotopías, espacio 1414, Coleccion Berezvidin, San Juan
Jump Cuts, Cisnero Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
2nd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
CE3, MCA, Sydney
2006 Limites - Estrecho Dudoso, ARS TEOR/éTica, San José Norte
postEr, Hydra School Project, Hydra
On Mobility (final sequence), De Appel, Amsterdam
Die Kunst erlöst uns von gar nichts, ACC Weimar, Weimar
Capital Culture, prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano
First Architecture and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Canary Islands
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles
When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York
2005 T1 Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d' Arte Contemporanea, Turin
InSite_05, San Diego / Tijuana
Jump Cuts, Americas Society, New York
The Here and Now, The Renaissance Society, Chicago
2004 On Reason and Emotion, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
Emotion eins, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Settlements, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, St. Etienne
Serge Ziegler, Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
2003 Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale
Living in a Cloud, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2nd Valencia Biennale, Valencia
Prague Biennale 1, Pheripheries become the center, Prague
Dreamspaces, Deutsche Bank, New York
Forbidden, Gana Art Center, Seoul
Etnografia: Instrucciones de uso, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York
2002 Fotofest, Houston Community College, Houston
Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima, Lima
Think Local, Sicardi Gallery, Houston
Taboo and Marvericks, Kunsthalle Baselland, Basel
2001 Plateau of Humankind, 49th Venice Biennale
Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
Ideal House, NICC, Antwerp
Hieronymus Bosch, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
Loop: Alles auf anfang, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
2000 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S.1/MOMA, Long Island City
SOS: Scenes of Sounds, Tang Museum, Saratoga
False Start, Center for curatorial studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
The End, Exit Art, New York
Demostration Räume, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada and Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
1998 III Bienal Barro de América, Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo
IX Premio Mendoza, Sala Mendoza, Caracas
Longitud de Onda: Videos-Fotografía, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas
1997 Así Está la Cosa, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Primera Bienal de Artes Visuales MercoSur, Porto Alegre
Norte del Sur: Venezuelan Art Today, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
1996 Video Faz, Art & Idea, Mexico City and Museo de Guadalajara,
Guadalajara
1995Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York
Una Visión del Arte Venezolano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas
1994 Insane Asylum, I.S.P. P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City
The art of the Next Generation, Cristinerose Gallery, New York
Courage, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Projects, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York

Awards and Fellowships

2010/2011 Artist in residency of the DAAD in Berlin
2006 Distinguished Artist-in-Residency, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Artist-in-Residency, Recollets, Paris
2002 Artist-in-Residency, Art in General, New York
2000 Rema Hort Foundation, New York
1999/2000 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York
Gasworks Studio Program, London
1997/1998 Whitney Independent Program, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
1994/1995 Van Lier Fellowship, Artist-in-residence, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York
1993/1994 P.S.1 International Studio Program, P.S.1 Museum, New York

Selected Institutional, Public ans Private Collections

Daros Latinamerica, Zurich
Tate Modern Collection, London
MUSAC, Leon
Berezvidin Collection, Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
Frac Dunkerque, Dunkerque
Princeton University Collection, Princeton
Collection Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Fundation „La Caixa“, Barcelona
21c Museum and International Contemporary Art Foundation, Louisville
Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Fondation Louis-Vuitton, Paris
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen