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Calgary, AB, Canada b.1975




Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, Simon Fraser University, 2001 Master of Fine Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2018 — Owen Kydd, Mountain Lakes, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016 — Owen Kydd: Time Image, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco, CA

2015 — Photographies Perpétuelles, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, QC

2015 — Owen Kydd, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015 — Out-Of-Place Artifacts, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

2014 — Owen Kydd, Stark Installation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2014 — Retail Compositions, Brookfield Place, Contact Festival, Toronto, ON

2013 — Owen Kydd: Regular Colors, Document Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2013 — Owen Kydd, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 — Owen Kydd: Color Shift, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

2011 — Pico Storefronts, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2011 — The Reckless Moment, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011 — Florence and Kingsway, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009 — Mission, Night, Joshua, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2006 — Mission, CSA Space, Vancouver, BC


Selected Group Exhibitions


2021 — True Pictures?, Sprengel Museum, Hannover DE

2020 — The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden Norway
2020 — CAUSE À EFFET, Bradley Ertaskiran, Montréal QC

2019 — A Walking Shadow, Blain|Southern, Berlin

2018 — Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York Public Library, New York NY

2017 — Summer Group Show, Document, Chicago IL

2016 — For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2016 — About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2016 — Heliotropes, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY

2016 — Counterpoints, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre, ON

2016 — Still/Moving, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

2015 — The Pure Products of America Go Crazy, The Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ and Pratt Institute, New York, NY 2015 — Reconstructions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2015 — The Brain, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi, New Zealand

2015 — A Posture of Latency, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, England

2015 — Aimia Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2015 — Depth of Perception, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

2015 — Dallas Medianale, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas TX

2015 — Still Moving, The Harold J Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College CA

2014 — Me and Benjamin, Gallerie Xippas, Paris, France

2014 — Openings, Fused Space, curated by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2014 — When I told you to shoot the sky…, Platform Center, Winnipeg, MB

2014 — All Summer in a Day, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland OR

2014 — Under Construction, FOAM Photograph Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 — Owen Kydd, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto ON

2014 — Impact: Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2014 — Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hoffman’s Legacy Today, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2014 — Layered and Exposed, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 — What is a Photograph? International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013 — New Positions, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

2013 — Rogue Wave, LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 — Cascadia, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, B.C.

2012 — Laeh Glenn and Owen Kydd: The Fishes, CSA Space, Vancouver, B.C.

2012 — Photography is Magic!, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea

2012 — Ikono Menasa, Carte Blanche Selection, Germany

2012 — The Props, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA

2012 — Interruption, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 — Streamlines, Kansas Gallery, New York City, NY

2012 — Affective Turns, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 — New Art, Central Utah Art Center, Utah

2012 — RE:CUT, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2012 — Beyond Vague Terrain: The City and the Serial Image, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

2009 — Sentimental Journey, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

2008 — Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery Toronto, ON

2007 — Robert Olsen and Owen Kydd, Monte Clark Gallery Toronto, ON

2001 — Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, B.C.

2000 — Hotel and Passenger, Anodyne Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1999 — De-construction, Owen Kydd (Group), Video-In Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1998 — Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, exhibiting You Are Here

1997 — Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, exhibiting A Girl’s Story




2016 — About Time Symposium, SFMOMA

2015 — Larry Sultan Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA

2015 — Pratt Institute, New York, NY

2014 — Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2014 — Handtmann Lecture Series, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Awards, Grants and Fellowships


2016 — Prix Pictet Nominee

2015 — Aimia AGO Photography Prize finalist

2013 — Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Grant Nominee

2012 — Toby Devan Lewis Award

2011 — Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Fellowship

2011 — Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship




2020 — Hampton, Chris, Art Trip, Globe and Mail, February 20

2018 — Sinkewicz, Alison, Owen Kydd, Montecristo Magazine, May 28

2017 — Bloom, Rebecca, LA Artists to Know Right Now, LA Confidential Magazine, June 19

2016 — Peck, Aaron, Vancouver at the Movies, Canadian Art, September 2016

2016 — Owen Kydd: Time Image at Casemore Kirkeby, photograph magazine, March/April

2016 — New Minnesota Street galleries boost SF art scene, Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, March 17

2016 — Owen Kydd, Aaron Peck, Artforum

2015 — Photography is Magic, Charlotte Cotton, Aperture

2015 — 6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York, Scott Indrisek, Modern Painters, March 26

2015 — Living Legends, Terry Trucco, Where Guestbook NYC

2015 — Edition Armchair Traveler: Cherry Blossoms, Interview Magazine online, March

2015 — You’re Not Losing Your Mind, Those Pictures Are Really Moving, Osman Yerebakan, Art Report, June 5

2014 — Under Construction, New Positions in American Photography, Foam Magazine, May

2014 — The Daily Pic, April 29 Blake Gopnik, Blouin ArtInfo, April 29

2014 — The Force of a Frame: Owen Kydd’s Durational Photographs, Walter Benn Michaels UIC in Issue #11, April 29

2014 — In a digital world, New York show wonders ‘What Is a Photograph’, Leah Ollman, The Los Angeles Times, February 22

2014 — “What Is a Photograph?” Poses Questions at the International Center of Photography, by Julie Bramowitz, Vogue Magazine online, January 31

2014 — The Photograph in a Post-Digital World, Alissa Guzman, Times Quotidian, February 11

2014 — Digital, Analog and Waterlogged ‘What Is a Photograph?’ Opens at the I.C.P. by Ken Johnson, The New York Times, January 30 2014 — Owen Kydd Time Zone in Canadian Art, Cover and Feature by Aaron Peck, Summer

2013 — Photographicness, C Photo Magazine Ivory Press, October

2013 — Owen Kydd, Contemporary Culture Video Magazine, September

2013 — Rogue Wave 2013 at L.A. Louver, Caitlin Moore, Daily Serving, Aug 15

2013 — Critics’ Picks: Owen Kydd, Artforum, July 21

2013 — Owen Kydd: Regular Colors, Emily Kay Henson, June

2013 — Wolfgang Tillmans, FESPA Digital / Fruit Logistica, review by Owen Kydd, Aperture Photobook Review, Spring

2013 — Interview with Owen Kydd, Aperture Magazine, April 2

2013 — Owen Kydd, In Review, Frieze Magazine, April

2013 — Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles, Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, Spring

2013 — Kusama Reportedly May Head to Zwirner, Singh Joins Metro Pictures, Kydd to Nicelle Beauchene, GalleristNY, January 8

2013 — Ones to watch, The Art Newspaper, January

2012 — Laeh Glenn and Owen Kydd: THE FISHES, Jacquelyn Ross, Decoy Magazine, November 24

2012 — A Conversation With Owen Kydd, by Lucas Blalock in Lay Flat, January 3

2009 — Owen Kydd: Frames Between Photo and Film, Canadian Art, November 12

2009 — Mission, Night, Joshua, Grant Arnold, Vancouver Art Gallery, October

2009 — Landscape, Jenifer Papararo, Michael Turner, Adrian Blackwell, Stephen Waddell, June

2008 — Bricks and Motion, Leah Sandals, National Post, January 26

2006 — On Mission, Christopher Brayshaw, CSA Space, December




Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA San Francisco

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo NY

Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City

Pier 24 Foundation, San Francisco CA