Lucas Michael

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, lives and works in New York City


2015    The Chromedian, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.
2015    Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles.
2014    Camera Obscura, P3STUDIO, Las Vegas.
2013    Polaroids, James Danziger Gallery, New York.
2011    Between You and I a Silence, Silverman Gallery at NADA Hudson, NY
2011    10 Years in LA. EGHQ, Los Angeles.
2010    After Hours, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
2009    After Hours, S1F Gallery, Los Angeles.
2000    Lucas Michael, Landmind. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. 
1998    Lucas Michael Fotografías. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


2018    Secret Gay Box, John Wolf, Spring/Break Art Show.
2017    Polaroids: The Disappearing, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York.
2017    Kink and Politics -The Hands That Bind, curted by Wardell Milan, David Nolan Gallery, New York.
2017    Found, curated by Avram Filkenstein, The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.
2017    Heartbreak Hotel, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York.
2016    Persons of Interest, curated by Sam Gordon, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, New York.
2016    Queering the BibliObject, curated by John Chaich, The Center for Book Arts, New York.
2015    Drawings|Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
2015    Where the Awning Flaps,curated by Franklin Melendez and Queer Thoughts, Gelerie Éric Hussenot, Paris.
2015    A Sentimental Education, curated by Franklin Melendez, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna.
2015    Companions,organized by Franklin Melendez and Rosa Aiello, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna.
2013    I Killed My Father, I Ate Human Flesh, I Quiver With Joy, curated by INVISIBLE EXPORTS, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NY.
2013    Network, Decenter Armory, organized by Andrianna Campbell, digital exhibition.
2013    Collector's Choice, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
2012    Bloodyminded, curated by INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, THE WYE, Berlin.
2012    Fuel For the Fire, organized by Dawn Kasper, New York.
2011    Mixed Messages, La MaMa La Galleria, NY, curated by John Chaich,
2011    LIVING LIVE, The LGBT Center, NY, organized by David Fierman and RJ Supa.
2011    I Am Your Biggest Fan, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada,
2011    From one side to the other, I've dreamed that too, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, curated by Robert Crouch.
2010    NADA Art Fair Miami, Jessica Silverman Gallery
2010    SF20 Fair San Francisco,Jessica Silverman Gallery.
2010    A Feast of Fools, Second Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso.
2010    His and Hers: Benjamin Fredickson and Lucas Michael, Our House, Brooklyn, NY.
2010    HELL, NO!, Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY, curated by David Fierman and RJ Supa.
2009    Stars!, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, curated by David Fierman and Amie Scally.
2009    Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Salon 94, Santa Monica.
2009    You Make Me Laugh!, S1F Gallery, Los Angeles, organized by Byoungok Koh and Young Chung.
2009    I Like Winners: Sports and Selfhood, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno.
2008    AGH International Film Festival, Art gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
2008    California Video: I’ll Be Your Mirror: Works About Celebrity, Getty Center, Los Angeles, curated by Steve Seid.
2007    Read Me! Text In Art, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, curated by Malik Gaines.
2007    onlyConnect, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, MA, curated by Laura Donaldson.
2007    The Rainbow Goblins, The Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, curated by Darin Klein.
2006    Gender Bender, Festival Internazionale - 40 Edizione, Bologna, Italy.
2006    Fame as Form, CCA, San Francisco.
2006    Technologized Bodies/Embodied Technologies, Silver Lake Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles, curated by Legier Biederman & Dave Burns.
2005    Voiceovers and Guest Stars, LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits.
2005    Salon 94, Frieze Art Fair, London.
2005    undeliverable address: 53 questions that will not be answered by the White House, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, curated by Taisha Paggett & Ashley Hunt.
2005    prog:ME, Digital Media Festival at the Instituto Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2005    FILMS/STILLS, New Langton Arts, San Francisco.
2005    Into Thin Air, ONE Institute, Los Angeles, curated by Darin Klein.
2004    Irrational Exhibits 3, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Lida Abdul.
2004    MIX17-Bonn, Germany.
2003    Lucas Michael and James Yamada, Melvin Gallery, Southern Florida College, curated by Melanie Taylor.
2003    MIX NYC, New York.
2003    MIX Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2003    Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France.
2003    Open Ticket, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, CA, curated by Cirilo Domine.
2002    2.2.02, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam.
2001    Casino 2001,1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, SMACK Museum, Gent, Belgium, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. 
2001    Light as a feather, stiff as a board, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
2000    222, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Apexart, New York.
2000    Unconscious Documentaries, curated by Paul Ha. Von Lintel & Nusser, New York.
2000    Photographs of The Anita Pallemberg Story: by Laura Cottingham and Leslie Singer, Postmasters, New York. (Also at Galerie Nacst Saint Stephane, Vienna)
2000    Psycho, Anne Faggionato, London, UK, curated by Danny Moynihan.
2000    Muestra Colectiva, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires Argentina.
1999    destination/place. The Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, MA.
1997    Lucas Michael and Jessica Craig-Martin. Boesky-Callery, New York.
1996    What I Did on My Summer Vacation. White Columns, New York. 
1996    Sugar Mountain, White Columns, New York, curated by Paul Ha. 
1995    Bed, Bath and Beyond: Lucas Michael and Fidel Marquez. Flamingo East, New York.


2010    Performance Art at The Starlite Lounge, New York, organized by David Fierman.
2010    Q&A and No, u didn’t, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits), organized by Dino Dinco.
2009    Last Dance, at S1F, Los Angeles.
2008    No, u didn’t, at Outpost for Contempporary Arts, Los Angeles.
2007    No, u didn’t, at Off Screen, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, organized by Darin Klein.
2007    Mein Buch: A Submission, performance for The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 5, Los Angeles, May 11.
2007    LEGALLY!, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, organized by Christopher Michlig.
2002    Splitscreen, Parlor Projects, Williamsburg, NY, collaboration with Judith Werthein.


My head is falling out so I'm standing in my stomach, 2011, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.
somethings gonna soon, 2009, Art Production Fund LAB, New York.
OVS (Outdoor Video Screening) 6/30/06: My Barbarian, Marriage (Wu Ingrid Tsang and Math Bass), and Eve Fowler.
OVS 8/25/06: Matt Wolf, Erika Vogt, Desiree Holman, Vanessa Matthews, Eve Fowler, and Lucas Michael.
OVS  8/24/07: A tribute to Jean Genet.
OVS 5/31/08: Catherine Ross, Jeannie Simms, Julie Lequin, and Sam Gordon.


Adam Barbu, Lucas Michael: Black in Three Colors, Visual AIDS Blog, April 12, 2018
Brienne Walsh, A Day In The Life of The Artist Lucas Michael,Forbes, March 4, 2018
Joseph Henry, Queering Queer Abstraction, Brooklyn Rail, October 5, 2017
The New Yorker, Kink and Politics: The Ties That Bind, Art Listings Review, July 17, 2017
Antwaun Sargent, The Art of Our Perverse Political Culture, VICE Creators, July 17, 2017
Zachary Smalls, How Contemporary Artists Are Evolving Queer Aesthetic, Artsy, June 15, 2017
William Simmons, Interview Magazine, 10 Picks from NADA New York, William Simmons, May 5, 2016.
Contemporary Art Review LA, The Chromedian digital review, July 15, 2015.
Artnet News, Five Major Collectors Reveal Their Holiday Wish Lists, December 23, 2014.
Brienne Walsh, digital review of Lucas Michael at Danziger Gallery, Architectural Digest, November 9, 2013.
El Mundo, Weekend Magazine, Santiago de Chile, Vuelven Las Polaroids, September 28, 2013.
Florencia Sanudo, Lucas Michael, divine polaroid, L’Espresso, September 20, 2013.
La Stampa -stile, Le Polaroids di Lucas Michael, September 20, 2013.
Glen Helfand, Lucas Michael -Silverman Gallery, exhibition review, Artforum, September 2010.
Franklin Melendez, Artforum electronic edition, Lucas Michael -After Hours, Critics Picks, Franklin Melendez, June 22 2010.
The New Yorker, Stars! Art listings review, August 24, 2009, p.11.
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 5, June 2007, Los Angeles p.110-111.
Walter Rovere, Lucas Michael, Gender Bender, Festival Internazionale - 40 Edizione, Bologna, Italy, 2006. Catalogue. p.42-43.
9 ARTISTS/17 VIDEOS, Darin Klein, prog: ME exhibition Catalogue, p.49-50, 163.
harvest celebration, Analogue Press Portfolio #3: Fall 2005.
EXES EDITIONS: Relationships I’ve been in usually ended with a break up, 2004
Landscapes, by Lucas Michael, Angry Dog Midget Editions #12, Colorado Springs, 2003
“Gestes” Printemps de Septembre 2003, Catalogue. P. 87.
Eric Estuar Reyes, The Impossibilities of Standing Still, Open Ticket exhibition Catalogue, 2003.
Dominic Eichler, Casino 2001: Ghent, Frieze, January/February, 2002, p. 97-98 
Maria Barnas, Casino 2001: kisses from ghent, Tema Celeste, January / February 2002, p.104. 
Saul Anton & Andrea Scott, Casino 2001, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Gent, Belgium. Catalogue. Text by p. 76, 77 and 236. 
Casino 2001, 1este Quadriennale Voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent. Kunst Nu, Sep. and Oct. 2001, p. 9. 
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Dog Day Afternoon, Apexart "222" exhibition catalogue, June 2000. 
Hugo Petruchansky, Landminds catalogue, June 2000. 
Unconscious Documentaries, art listings review, The New Yorker, July 24, 2000, p.16. 
Jim Cory, Rivers Grow Small: Some notes on Destination & Place, exhibition catalogue, October 1999. 
Victoria Noorthoorn, Lucas Michael Fotografías, exhibition accompanying text, October 1998. 
Julie Caniglia, Jessica Craig-Martin and Lucas Michael exhibition review, Artforum, November 1997, p.115. 


2010    Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles.
2001    APF Production Grant, Art Production Fund.
1994    Documentary Photography Program, International Center of Photography. 
1988    Rhode Island School of Design Industrial Design Faculty Award
1988    BFA ID, Rhode Island School of Design. 

2014    P3STUDIO, Artist In Residence at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, invited by Art Production Fund, NY.
2014    Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice Italy.