Jennifer Bolande, Exit Triangle I, Inkjet print, 70 x 37.5", 2010; Earthquake, washers, dryers, speakers, film, screen, sound, 2004; Plywood Curtains, site-specific installation, Pasadena, 2010.

Jennifer Bolande - Professor, New Genres

Moving between photography, film, sculpture, and constructed environments, Bolande uses one medium to examine the properties and potential of another. She is interested in the ways in which meaning shifts and transmogrifies in the passage from one context to another. Her work often centered on changing, overlooked or disappearing aspects of the cultural landscape.

Bolande has exhibited internationally since 1981 with solo exhibitions in New York at Artists Space, The Kitchen, Nature Morte Gallery, PS1, Metro Pictures, John Gibson Gallery, and Alexander and Bonin; in Los Angeles at Margo Leavin, Richard Telles Tom Solomon and Pio Pico Gallery, at the ICA in Philadelphia, at Urbi+Orbi in Paris Nordanstad-Skarstedt in Stockholm, the Kunstraum in Munich, Kunsthalle Palazzo in Basel, and at Fotohof in Salzburg. Her work has been included in notable group exhibitions at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne Rhône-Alps, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; ICA, Boston,The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf; PS1, New York; The Consortium, Dijon, France; Eighth Biennale of Sydney, Australia; ICA, London; L’Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain, Lyon; Lowen-Palais, Berlin. In 2010 a survey of her work was organized by INOVA at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, travelled to the ICA in Philadelphia, as well as the Luckman Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles. From 2010-12, her city-wide site-specific project Plywood Curtains, appeared in vacant storefront windows around Los Angeles. Her award winning billboard project, “Visible Distance/Second Sight” was featured in the inaugural Desert-X Exhibition of Art, in 2017.

She is a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Tesuque Foundation, the Canada Council on the Arts, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.


E-mail: jbolande@ucla.edu