Barbara Bloom is a visual artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in 1972. She lived in Europe for nearly 20 years – first in Holland, then in Berlin, Germany. She lives and works in New York.
Bloom has presented solo exhibitions at: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; the International Center of Photography, New York; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Leo Catelli Gallery, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Serpentine Gallery, London; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Her work has been included in group exhibitions including: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; MOCA, Los Angeles; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Palais the Tokyo, Paris; Fotomuseum Winterthur; the Carpenter Center – Harvard University; Duolon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz; Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York; Museum Fridericianum, Kassel; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe; MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna; Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Prato; The New Museum, New York; Secession, Vienna; Westkunst, Cologne.
Bloom has received the DAAD Berlin Artist Fellowship; the Venice Biennale – Due Mille Prize; the Wexner Center for the Arts – Artist in Residence Award; the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Visual Arts Grant. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Center.
Her works are held in numerous private and public collections including: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Art Institute of Chicago; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; International Center of Photography, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm; MAK, Museum of Applied Art, Vienna; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Stelelijk Museum, Amsterdam.