photography

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

United States 1951

Photography

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Male
United States
1951
December 25, 2014
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is acclaimed for his evocative photographs of figures and street scenes, which combine both documentary and conceptual elements of photography. Born in 1951, in Hartford, Connecticut, he studied photography at the University of Hartford in the 1970s, and later at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and at Yale University. At Yale, diCorcia photographed friends and family in shots that appear completely candid, but in actuality involved hours of staging and elaborate lighting techniques to blur the lines between the everyday and the fabricated.

In addition to pursuing his own work, diCorcia worked as a commercial photographer throughout the 1980s, creating spreads for publications including Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Between 1990 and 1992, he spent his time in Los Angeles, working on his Hollywood series, in which the artist paid prostitutes, hustlers, and drug addicts to pose for him in his characteristically staged, orchestrated images, often with ephemeral lighting; diCorcia titled each work with the name of his subject, as well as how much he paid them to sit for the photograph.

In later works, he photographed crowds on the streets of cities, from New York and Paris to Tokyo, placing flashbulbs at several places around a site and then waiting for the ideal moment to capture a photograph of an unknowing group, again mixing artificiality and theatricality with the spontaneous and candid. In recent series, he has focused on subjects ranging from pole dancers to New York’s urban metropolis, examining constructions of identity, reality, and artifice in his work.

DiCorcia is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors, and has held solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, and the Reina Sofía in Madrid.

He currently lives and works in New York.



YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015Framing Desire: Photography And VideoThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2014Philip-Lorca diCorcia - HustlersSprüth Magers Berlin, BerlinSolo
2014Philip-Lorca Dicorcia. III Premio Internacional De FotografíaCentro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), MadridSolo
2014Eyes on the StreetCincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2014Edward Hopper And PhotographyWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2014Infinite CityZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2013Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Foto's 1975-2012 - DE PONTMuseum of contemporary art, TilburgSolo
2013Philip-Lorca diCorcia - East of EdenDavid Zwirner Gallery, LondonSolo
2013Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Hustlers David Zwirner, New York City, NY Solo
2013Philip-Lorca diCorciaSchirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtSolo
2013Legacy: Photographs From Emily Fisher Landau’S Gift To The Whitney Museum Of American ArtFisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NYGroup
2013L’Œil PhotographiqueFRAC - Auvergne, Clermont FerrandGroup
2013City of DisappearancesKadist Art Foundation San Francisco, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013City Of DisappearancesCCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Everyday Epiphanies - Photography and Daily Life Since 1969The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2013Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau CollectionThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CTGroup
2013El Arte del PresenteCentroCentro Cibeles , MadridGroup
2013Act Natural: PhotographyTelfair Museums, Savannah, GAGroup
2013Stadt in SichtMuseum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, DortmundGroup
2013Une Affaire De FamilleMuseé de la photographie de Charleroi, CharleroiGroup
201319 Rue De Saintonge - Group ShowAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisGroup
2012Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography In ReflectionAmbach & Rice, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Road Atlas. Straßenfotografie aus der DZ Bank KunstsammlungKunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, CottbusGroup
2012The Perfect StormJulie Saul Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Atelier + KücheMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2012I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010The National Gallery of Art,Washington, DCGroup
2012Der Mensch und seine ObjekteMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2012Performing for the CameraASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZGroup
2012Learning PhotographieFRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-RouenGroup
2012Dark SightsArt Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, FrankfurtGroup
2011RoidSprüth Magers London, LondonSolo
2011Philip-Lorca diCorcia - ELEVEN David Zwirner, New York City, NYSolo
2011No fashion, please!Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaGroup
2011The Talent ShowUniversity of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FLGroup
2011Road AtlasOpelvillen, RüsselsheimGroup
2011The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed IdentityUniversity Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IlGroup
2011Coleção de fotografia da Fundação TelefônicaInstituto Tomie Ohtake, São PauloGroup
2011The House Without the Door  David Zwirner, New York City, NYGroup
2011Isabelle Huppert - Woman of Many FacesThe Museum of Photography, SeoulGroup
2011Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870Walker Art Center,Minneapolis, MNGroup
2011The Talent ShowHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2011Historias de la Vida Material (Stories of Material Life)Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, CáceresGroup
2011Conversations: Photography from the Bank of AmericaMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,Boston, MAGroup
2011The Truth is Not in the Mirror - Photography and a Constructed IdentityHaggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2010The Talent ShowMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2010Naked City: Photographs from the Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art CenterFMoPA - Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FLGroup
2010Autour de l'extremeMaison Européenne de la Photographie, ParisGroup
2010Past Present FutureYapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, IstanbulGroup
2010Exposed Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010The Adventure of Reality International RealismKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2010Thrice upon a timeMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2010México : esperado inesperado - B.P.S.22Espace de Création Contemporaine, CharleroiGroup
20108th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 LivesGwangju Biennale, GwangjuGroup
2010RealismKunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, MunichGroup
2010Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the CameraTate Modern, LondonGroup
2010The Talent ShowWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2010Nuit BlanchePatricia Low Contemporary, GenevaGroup
2010ATOPIA - Art and the City in the 21st CenturyCCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, BarcelonaGroup
2010Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH CollectionMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2010Malas CallesIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, ValenciaGroup
2010RealismusKunsthalle in Emden,EmdenGroup
2010ConnecticutD'Amelio Terras, New York City, NYGroup
2009ThousandDavid Zwirner, New York City, NYSolo
2009Five Decades Of Passion - Part Two: The Founding Of The Center, 1989–1991Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NYGroup
2009Mexico: Expected UnexpectedStedelijk Museum Schiedam, SchiedamGroup
2009Past Present FutureBank Austria Kunstforum, ViennaGroup
2009Morality - Act I: Beautiful from Every Point of ViewWitte de With Center for Contemporary Art, RotterdamGroup
2009Familiar feelingsCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2009Bad HabitsAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2009Glitz & Grime: Photographs of Times SquareYancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many FacesUCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2009It's About Time601 Art space, New York City, NYGroup
2009En cualquier lugar, en ningún lugarMARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, VigoGroup
2008Philip-Lorca diCorciaLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CASolo
2008BesArt - O presente: uma dimensão infinita - Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2008Sign Age: Lost in the SupermarketArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2008Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary PhotographyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2008Collection Agustín et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected UnexpectedLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2008En cualquier lugar, en ningún lugarCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2008Signs Of The TimeWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2008Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the CollectionThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2008Looking BackMireille Mosler Ltd., New York City, NYGroup
2008De lo humano. Fotografía internacional 1950-2000Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), SevillaGroup
2008Baby. De ideale mens verbeeld 1840Netherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2008DiCorcia - Epstein - ShoreGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsGroup
2007Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Printed MattersGlenn Horowitz Bookseller and Art Gallery, East Hampton, NYSolo
2007Philip-Lorca diCorciaICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MASolo
2007Photography - will dethrone paintingMusée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur SaôneGroup
2007Now Playing - Artists Borrow from FilmGlenn Horowitz Bookseller and Art Gallery, East Hampton, NYGroup
2007ExistenciasMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2007Art for Yale: Collecting for a New CenturyYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
2007Friends from the Boston SchoolClampArt, New York City, NYGroup
2007People Take Pictures of Each OtherLaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2007Je est il, Je sont ils ? - Abbaye St AndréCentre d'art contemporain Meymac, MeymacGroup
2007Collectors 1 - Collezione La GaiaCesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee,CaraglioGroup
2007Passion for Art - 35 Jahre Essl Museum Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, KlosterneuburgGroup
2007Mapping the CityStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamGroup
2006Philip-Lorca di Corcia - Solo ExhibitMonika Sprüth Philomene Magers, MunichSolo
2006Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Lucky 13 & HustlersFoam Fotografiemuseum, AmsterdamSolo
2006Sus ojos les delatanFundació Foto Colectania, BarcelonaGroup
2006Porträt der StraßeKunsthaus Kaufbeuren, KaufbeurenGroup
2006Die Liebe Zum LichtStädtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
2006Twilight. Photography in the Magic HourVictoria & Albert Museum - V&A, LondonGroup
2006DEFINING THE CONTEMPORARYWhitechapel Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2006Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - DonationMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2006So the Story GoesThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2006Strange DrugsGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsGroup
2006Die Liebe zum LichtKunstmuseum Celle, CelleGroup
2006Fundación TelefónicaMuseo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander (MAS), SantanderGroup
2006Die Jugend von heute Schirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2006To the Human Future - Flight from the Dark SideArt Tower Mito ATM, MitoGroup
2006Sans Regard - La collection Dancing Bear de W. M. HuntMusée de l´Elysée, LausanneGroup
2006Identity III -Annual Gallery's Collection ShowNCA - Nichido Contemporary Art, TokyoGroup
2006Hadith: ConversationsGalerie Sfeir-Semler, BeirutGroup
2006Screened and SelectedMiddlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VTGroup
2006Portrait und MenschenbildSK Stiftung Kultur, CologneGroup
2005Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Lucky ThirteenThe Pace Gallery - 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2005Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Lucky ThirteenPace, Macgill Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Philip-Lorca DiCorcia - Pole Dancers and HustlersAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisSolo
2005Philip-Lorca diCorciaGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2005Philip-Lorca Dicorcia - Solo ShowMonika Sprüth Philomene Magers, CologneSolo
2005Philp-Lorca di Corcia - Photographs 1975-2003Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, VeniceSolo
2005Des Deux Cotes Du Rhin -AmbianceK21 Ständehaus, DusseldorfGroup
2005Burkhard - diCorcia - Männikkö - Ming - Westphalen - Maxwell - McEwen - RamosGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsGroup
2005Miradas y conceptos en la Colección Helga de AlvearGaleria Helga de Alvear, MadridGroup
2005Acting Out - Invented Melodrama in Contemporary PhotographyNeuberger Museum of Art,Purchase, NYGroup
2005Willing Suspension of DisbeliefWilkinson Gallery, LondonGroup
2005Made in the ShadePace - Macgill Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005Private View 1980-2000 - Collection Pierre HuberMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneGroup
2005Proyecto Cono SurFRAC - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales - MNAV, MontevideoGroup
2005People In Series In SequencePace - Macgill Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005The Telefonica Contemporary Photography CollectionMARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, VigoGroup
2004Philip-Lorca diCorciaMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmSolo
2004Philip-Lorca DiCorcia - Fashion PhotographsMonica De Cardenas - Milano, MilanSolo
2004Philip Lorca Dicorcia - A Storybook LifeMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenSolo
2004Philip-Lorca diCorciaGaleria Helga de Alvear, MadridSolo
2004Philip-Lorca Dicorcia - ShowroomAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisSolo
2004PlayGuido Costa Projects, TurinGroup
2004Projet Cône SudM100 - Centro Culturtal Matucana 100, SantiagoGroup
2004Smile away the parties and champagneGemeentemuseum Helmond - Boscotondohal, HelmondGroup
2004Central Station, Collection Harald FalckenbergLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2004Casa de luzFundació Foto Colectania, BarcelonaGroup
200454th Carnegie InternationalCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PAGroup
2004Proyecto Cono SurMuseo de Arte de Lima - MALI, LimaGroup
2004FascinationModerna Museet, StockholmGroup
2004Christen - diCorcia - Luchford - Ethridge - AmitGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsGroup
2004PortraitsEsso Gallery and Books, New York City, NYGroup
2004Yet Untitled - Die Sammlung Bernd F. KünneKunsthalle Nürnberg, NurembergGroup
2004Light And AtmosphereMAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
2004Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2004Terrain Vague - Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial LandscapeCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PAGroup
2004La ColmenaGaleria Jumex, Mexico CityGroup
2004Yet Untitled - The National Museum of PhotographyThe Black Diamond, CopenhagenGroup
2003Philip-Lorca diCorcia: A Storybook LifeThe Pace Gallery - 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2003Philip-Lorca diCorciaFundación Telefónica, MadridSolo
2003Philip-Lorca diCorcia Two Hours A Storybook LifeWhitechapel Art Gallery, LondonSolo
2003Terrain VagueAtlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GAGroup
2003Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing PerformanceTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2003LOVE HATEUrsula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-UnteröwisheimGroup
2003OutlookBenaki Museum, AthensGroup
2003Inaugural showGalerie Xippas Greece, AthensGroup
2003Strangers: the first ICP triennial of photography and videoICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NYGroup
2003Uneasy SpaceSite Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2003Cruel and tender: the real in the twentieth-century phtographTate Modern, LondonGroup
2003Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der KunstNeue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2003Chic ClicksNRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, DusseldorfGroup
2003Affinities... Now and ThenH&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MOGroup
2003Home Sweet HomeARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2002Philip-Lorca diCorcia - HeadsAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisSolo
2002Philip-Lorca diCorcia: HeadsGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsSolo
2002Philip-Lorca diCorcia: HeadsThe Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2002Philip-Lorca DiCorciaMonica De Cardenas - Milano, MilanSolo
2002Actualités - Le RECTANGLECentre d´Art de la Ville de Lyon, LyonGroup
2002Hollywood is a VerbGagosian Gallery, LondonGroup
2002RécitsCentre d'art contemporain Meymac, MeymacGroup
2002Cowboys en kroegtijgersBoscotondohal, HelmondGroup
2002Visions from America - Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2002Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Washington, DCGroup
2002Chick ClicksFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2002The Citigroup Private BankThe Photographers' Gallery, LondonGroup
2002Teoría del ocioGaleria Jumex, Mexico CityGroup
2001Philip-Lorca di Corcia - Solo ShowMonika Sprüth Philomene Magers, MunichSolo
2001Philip Lorca diCorcia - WAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisSolo
2001Philip-Lorca diCorcia - HeadsThe Pace Gallery - 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NYSolo
2001Philip-Lorca diCorciaGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2001Christmas ShowAlmine Rech Gallery, ParisGroup
2001Settings and Players - Theatrical ambiguity in American photographyWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2001Instant CityCentro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, POGroup
2001Ciudad abierta: Fotografía urbana 1950-2000Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, BilbaoGroup
2001RelationsKunsthalle Villa Kobe,Halle, SaaleGroup
20002000 Shanghai Biennale - Spirit of ShanghaiShanghai Biennale, ShanghaiGroup
2000Face OnSite Gallery, SheffieldGroup
2000HybridFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2000Urban HymnsThe Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2000DSandra Gering Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2000TOMORROW FOR EVERGalerie Sfeir-Semler, HamburgGroup
1999Missing LinkKunstmuseum Bern, BernGroup
1999In the cityFRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-RouenGroup
1999Rue Louise WeissCentre d'art contemporain Meymac, MeymacGroup
1999Fotografie - Positionen der 90er JahreStädtische Galerie Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
1998Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Street WorkPaceWildenstein - Greene St. (closed), New York City, NYSolo
1997Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Hustler StreetworkMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridSolo
1993Philip-Lorca diCorcia: StrangersMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo