Elad Lassry

Israel 1977

Installation, Photography

Elad Lassry
Elad Lassry
December 26, 2014

Elad Lassry in an Israeli-American artist born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lassry attended the California Institute of the Arts for film and visual art, receiving his BFA in 2003 and his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2007.

Starting with popular modes of production such as magazine advertising, Lassry uses silk-screening and photography to revive iconic art-historical arrangements, such as the pairing of mother and child or the arrangement of fruit, disrupting their original harmony with geometric displacements or a palette of bright colors. His chromogenic color prints, still life compositions, photocollages, and studio portraits of friends and celebrities, never exceed the dimensions of a magazine page or spread (35 x 28 cm) and are displayed in frames that derive their colors from the dominant hues in the photographs. Lassry often displays his photographs beside 16mm film projections in a continuous loop on the wall. In early 2012, Lassry staged a warm-up with dancers from the New York City Ballet at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles. In September of 2012, he debuted Untitled (Presence) at The Kitchen, an exhibition and corresponding performance under the same title.

One year after graduating from the University of Southern California, Lassry mounted a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Film, Video and New Media gallery. The exhibition consisted of two films, Untitled (Agon), 2007 and Zebra and Woman, 2007. Solo exhibitions of Lassry’s work have since been held at, among others, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Tramway, Glasgow. His first major monographic exhibition in the United States, Elad Lassry: Sum of Limited Views, was on view at the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis and subsequently travelled to Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland. In conjunction with the 2010 show Sum of Limited Views, the Kunsthalle Zürich published the exhibition book, Elad Lassry. At the 54th Venice Biennale, Lassry debuted the film Untitled (Ghost), 2011, along with several photographs in the ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations exhibition at the Venetian Arsenale. For the High Line in 2012, Lassry created an alluring image of two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green.

Lassry was the winner of the 2007 John Jones Art on Paper Award. In 2010, he was nominated for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award in France. In 2011, Lassry was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Elad Lassry lives and works in Los Angeles.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015Dancing Light - Let it move you…Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamGroup
2014Sensory Spaces 3 - Elad LassryMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamSolo
2014Pop DeparturesSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WAGroup
2014Today’s SpecialsPace London, LondonGroup
2014Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary ArtSanta Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2014Dream LocationPresentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BCGroup
2014A Sense of ThingsZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2014The Body IssueHannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2013Elad Lassry303 Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2013Elad LassryGalerie Francesca Pia, ZurichSolo
2013Out Of The BlueCortesi Contemporary, LuganoGroup
2013Curiosity: Art And The Pleasures Of KnowingNorwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, NorwichGroup
2013Rothfeld Collection Of Contemporary Israeli ArtAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DCGroup
2013Lens DrawingGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisGroup
2013The Cat ShowWhite Columns, New York City, NYGroup
2013Film as SculptureWIELS - Centrum voor Hedendaagse kunst, BrusselsGroup
2013Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángelCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2013The System of ObjectsDeste Foundation for Contemporary Art, AthensGroup
2013Beg, Borrow and StealPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2013One Torino #1 -RepertoryPalazzo Cavour, TurinGroup
2012Elad LassryWhite Cube, Hong KongSolo
2012Elad Lassry: Untitled (Presence)The Kitchen, New York City, NYSolo
2012Elad Lassry - WomenHigh Line Art, New York City, NYSolo
2012Elad LassryRat Hole Gallery, TokyoSolo
2012Elad LassryDavid Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Elad LassryKunstnernes Hus, OsloSolo
2012Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autruiGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, ParisGroup
2012The Castle in the Air. Séance of ImaginationCentrum Kultury Zamek, PoznanGroup
2012Fremde Überall – Foreigners EverywhereZeitgenössische Kunst aus der Pomeranz Collection- Jüdisches Museum Wien, ViennaGroup
2012A Strangely Luminous BubblesHaute école d'art et design - Genève, GenevaGroup
2011Elad Lassry: UntitledTramway, Glasgow, ScotlandSolo
2011Elad LassryWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2011Elad LassryMassimo De Carlo Milan, MilanSolo
2011Elad LassryGalerie Francesca Pia, ZurichSolo
2011American exuberanceRubell Family Collection, Miami, FLGroup
2011Sociétés secrètes - Savoir, oser, vouloir, garder le silenceCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain,BordeauxGroup
2011Beyond - International Curator Exhibition of Tallinn Month of PhotographyKumu Art Museum,TallinnGroup
2011The Anxiety of Photography Arthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas,Austin, TXGroup
2011The Anxiety of PhotographyThe Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXGroup
2011Untitled (evidence) - From Alternative Knowledge To Counter - MemoriesThe David Roberts Art Foundation, LondonGroup
2011GeheimgesellschaftenSchirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2011Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art ExhibitionLa Biennale di Venezia, VeniceGroup
2011Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011CO Berlin, BerlinGroup
2011The Anxiety of PhotographyAspen Art Museum, Aspen, COGroup
2011Time AgainSculptureCenter, New York City, NYGroup
2011Everything You Can Imagine Is Real…Xavier Hufkens, BrusselsGroup
2011Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011The Photographers' Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Elad LassryLuhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Elad Lassry: Sum of Limited ViewsContemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MOSolo
2010Elad LassryMassimo De Carlo Milan, MilanSolo
2010Elad LassryKunsthalle Zürich, ZurichSolo
2010Videozone V: The 5th International Video Art Biennial in IsraelVideozone - International Video-Art Biennial, Tel AvivGroup
2010BigMinis - Fetishes of CrisisCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, BordeauxGroup
2010New Photography 2010MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Pivot Points IvMuseum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FLGroup
2010Triumphant Carrot - The Persistence of Still LifeCAG - Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery,Vancouver, BCGroup
2009Elad LassryDavid Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2009Elad Lassry - Three FilmsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYSolo
2009The Perpetual DialogueAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Beg Borrow and StealRubell Family Collection, Miami, FLGroup
2009Reach of RealismMuseum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FLGroup
2009Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, selected by Primary InformationWhite Columns,New York City, NYGroup
2009Berlin - Los Angeles. A Tale of Two (Other) CitiesMassimo De Carlo Milan, MilanGroup
2009Pete and Repeat - Works from the Zabludowicz CollectionZabludowicz Collection London,LondonGroup
2009Dance with CameraICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009Superficiality and SuperexcrescenceBen Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009The Chef’s TheoryFive Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009The Generational Triennial: Younger Than JesusThe New Museum Triennial, New York City, NYGroup
2008Elad lassryJohn Connelly Presents (JCP), New York City, NYSolo
20082008 California BiennialCalifornia Pacific Triennial, Newport BeachGroup
2008Claudia Wieser and Andrew Falkowski and Elad LassryContemporary Art Museum St. Louis,Saint Louis, MOGroup
2008Past-ForwardZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2008You, Whose Beauty Was Famous In RomeMandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Elad Lassry: She Takes These Pictures of His Wife Silhouetted on a HillsideCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2007I Am EyebeamGallery 400 - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2005Defence: Body and Nobody in Self-ProtectionUCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CAGroup