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Pieter Schoolwerth (b. 1970, St. Louis, MO)

Pieter Schoolwerth lives and works in New York. Since graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1994, he has exhibited internationally with notable solo shows at Thread Waxing Space; Greene Naftali; American Fine Arts Co.;  Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Gallery SKE, New Delhi; What Pipeline, Detroit; Capitain Petzel, Berlin; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin. His work has been included in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Sadie Coles, London; 303 Gallery; Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Petzel Gallery, New York.

Schoolwerth’s work is in the permanent collections of the Pinault Collection; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Denver Art Museum, and The Phoenix Art Museum.

Curated by Kathleen Rahn, Schoolwerth’s first survey exhibition will open at the Kunstverein Hannover in December 2020. From 2003 to 2013, Schoolwerth ran Wierd Records and the Wierd Party at Home Sweet Home on the LES of NYC. Wierd released music by 42 bands working in the genres of minimal electronics, coldwave, and noise, and produced over 500 live music, DJ, and performance art events internationally (www.wierdrecords.com).

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