education

2008 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY  

2004 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


solo exhibitions

2018  Petra Cortright. Société, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)  

PALE COIL COLD ANGEL. Nahmad Projects, London, UK  

CAM WORLS. UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA  

lambergani lambirgini lamborghini lambourgini. Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA  

Petra Cortright and Marc Horowitz. BANK Gallery, Shanghai, China (two-person exhibition) 

 

2017 “kinder surprise” sharky baba. C O U N T Y, Palm Beach, FL 

human sheep brain "alice in wonderland" Americana. Foxy Production, New York  

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME. City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (cat.)  

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME. Tristian Koenig, Melbourne, Australia  

quack doctor violet "saltwater fish”. 1301PE, Los Angeles CA  

 

2016  DIE ROSE. Société, Berlin, Germany  

ORANGE BLOSSOM PRINCESS FUCKING BUTTERCUP. Carl Kostyal, London, UK  

Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow. Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia  

Zero-Day Darling. Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA  

 

2015  NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA. Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)  

Ily. Foxy Production, New York, NY  

 

2014  PETWELT. Société, Berlin, Germany  

Petra Cortright. Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden  

ASMR. MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  

Family State of Mind. With Ed Fornieles, Gallerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France  

 

2013  ✖✗✘ BLank BLANk bLANk •・∘. Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA  

 

2012  VICKY DEEP IN SPRING VALLEY. Club Midnight, Berlin, Germany  

Void Mastery / Blank Control. The Composing Rooms: The Green Room, London, UK  

Video Syrup. Curated by Maggie Lee, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY  

 

2011  Beholder. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland  

SO WET. Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico  

Lesbian Kiss Episode. Planet Ummo, Project Space, Mexico City, Mexico  

 

2010  It Takes Strength to be Gentle and Kind. GLORIAMARIA Gallery, Milan, Italy  

Avatar 4D. Curated by JstChillin, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

TITS VAGINA SEX NUDE BOOBS BRITNEY SPEARS PARIS HILTON JORDAN CAPRI  

HONEY MOON. Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico  

 

2008  Show #20: Peter Barrickman + Petra Cortright. And/ Or Gallery, Dallas, TX


selected group exhibitions

2019  The Body Electric. Organized by Pavel S. Pyś, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (forthcoming)  

2018  I Was Raised on the Internet. Organized by Omar Kholeif with Nina Wexelblatt and Jared Quinton. MCA Chicago, IL 

 

2017 4th Ural Industrial Biennial Of Contemporary Art. Curated by João Ribas, Ekaterinburg, Russia  

The Coverly Set. Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY  

Web 2.0. Organized by Paul Slocum and Thierry Tilquin, Senne, Brussels 

 

2016  Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara,  

Santa Barbara, CA  

Chatham Square. Foxy Production, New York, NY  

Electronic Superhighway. Curated by Omar Kholeif. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK  

 

2015  Always-On. Curated by Steffen Köhn and Prof. Matthias Krings. Schule des Sehens, Johannes  

Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany  

Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as Universalism. Curated by Robin Peckham and Wan Wan  

Lei. M WOODS, Beijing, China  

The Metabolic Age. Curated by Chus Martinez, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina  

Im Inneren der Stadt. Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany  

Normal Reality. Curated by Jason Judd, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal  

IL  

Summertime*. Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey  

On YouTube. Kunst und Playlists aus 10 Jahren. Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland  

Still Moving. The Harold Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA  

PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés. Curated by Tina Sauerländer, DAM Gallery, Berlin,  

Germany  

 

2014  Farm to Table. Curated by Michael Bell-Smith, Foxy Production, New York, NY  

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA  

Too Soon. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

Liquid Crystal Palace: Recent Works with Jeremy Blake. Curated by Michael Connor and Nate  

Hitchcock, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

The Undulation of Something Faintly Familiar. Anat Egbi, Los Angeles, CA  

Art Post-Internet. Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China  

Material Images. Johannes Vogt, New York, NY  

Full Screen. XPO, Paris, France  

You Might Be a Dog. Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance (LEAP), Berlin, Germany  

E Vapor 8. Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK 2013 Casting a Wide Net. Postmasters, New York, NY Paddles On! Curated by Lindsey Howard, Philips, New York NY  

D. ZweiDrei, Berlin, Germany  

Frieze Film. Curated by Nicola Lees and Victoria Brooks, Frieze London, UK  

Meanwhile…Suddenly and Then. 12th Biennale de Lyon, France Lonely Girl. Curated by Asher  

Penn, Martos Gallery, New York, NY  

Sneakererotics: Further Material for a Theory of the Young-Girl. Curated by Robin Peckham,  

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China  

Art Baja Tijuana. Casa GS, Tijuana, Mexico  

Things That Turn Your Brain to Mush. Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara,  

CA  

2012  E-Vapor-8. Curated by Francesca Gavin, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY  

Ex-Girlfriends in the Age of Drones. Curated by Una Tittel, Naherholung Strenchen, Berlin,  

Germany  

 

2011  Banal Inferno. Curated by Benjamin Fallon, CCA: The Center of Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe,  

NM  

December. De Joode & Kamutzki Winter Auction 2011, Berlin, Germany  

LikeArtBasel. Sponsored by Artspace, Organized by OKFocus, HORENSETEIN+ and Daniel  

Leyva, Curated by Ryder Ripps, Miami, FL  

Notes on a New Nature. Curated by Nicholas O’Brien, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY 

LAFIAC.com 2011. 38th Edition of the FIAC (Foire Internationale Contemporary Art), Paris,  

France  

PDF. Curated by Patrick Gantert, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY  

Empty Orchestra. Curated by Georgie Park & Samuel Rodgers, Eastside Projects at Birmingham  

Contemporary Art Forum, Birmingham, UK  

Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age. Curated by Domenico  

Quaranta, Settimana dell’Arte, Brescia, Italy Life on the Screen. Curated by Perry Bard,  

RE/Mixed Media Festival, New York, NY  

La imagen transutada, arte y nuevos medios. Curated by Andy Davies, Espai Cultural Caja  

Madrid, Barcelona, Spain  

KEEPIN’IT REAL. Curated by Robin Juan, HungryMan Gallery, Chicago, IL  

3 Screenings: Eruption. Curated by Eric Fleischauser and Jesse McLean, Backspace Collective,  

Peoria, IL  

VIDEO VILLAGE 2011: New Media Expeditions. Curated by Noah Collier and Stephanie  

Szerlip, INDEX ART CENTER, Newark, New Jersey  

Life on the Screen. Curated by Perry Bard, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, QC  

Graphics Interchange Format. Curated by Paddy Johnson, Mulberry Gallery, Denison University,  

OH  

Getting Closer. Fe Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA  

Internet Livre. SESC Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil  

 

2010  BYOB LA. Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  

Sister Sister City. Curated by Lindsay Lawson, Thomas Solomon Gallery @ Cottage Home, Los  

Angeles, CA  

Domain: Webkam. Live Performance in collaboration with Rhizome.org, SJ01 Biennial, San Jose,  

CA  

Do I Know You. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX  

Today and Tomorrow’s 5th Birthday SPEED SHOW. or@nin net Internet cafe, Berlin, Germany  

Made in Internet. Curated by Marcin Ramocki, ARTBOOK Festival, Krakow, Poland  

VHS AIDS. Preteen Gallery, Hermosillo, Mexico  

Multiplex. Curated by VVORK, Peer to Space Sun Galleries, Munich, Germany  

Surfing Club. Plug.in Gallery, Basel, Switzerland  

Surfing Club. Espace Multimedia Gantner, Bourogne, France  

MiArt Art Now! Milan Art Fair, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy  

The Brakhage Center Symposium. Boulder, CO  

Playlist. Neoncampbase, Bologna, Italy  

PRETEEN GALLERY @ CIRCA LABS. Puerto Rico  

2009  No Hay Banda. Reference Galllery, Richmond, VA  

Funny Games. Load of Fun, Baltimore, MD  

Spun 2: art light noise new video art. Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY  

The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths. Rapture Heap, Liberty Corner,  

Dublin, Ireland  

My Biennale Is Better Than Yours. Xth Biennale de Lyon, France  

Screen Grab. The Nightingale Theatre, Chicago, IL  

Speed Conference Call Dating. Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY  

SALLYS. Atelier Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany  

PROMO Billboard Np3. Groningen, Holland  

New Wave. The Internet Pavilion, The Venice Biennale, Italy  

The New Easy. Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany  

VVork Show. Munich, Germany  

Treasure Room. (with Loshadka), Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY  

IRL presented by iheartphotograph, (with Loshadka), Capricious space, Brooklyn, NY  

Get Fucked. Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL  

Endless Pot of Gold CD-Rs. (with Nasty Nets), Sundance International Film Festival, UT  

 

2008  This is a Magazine: Episode 26. (with Loshadka), Milan, Italy  

The New Easy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

NETMARES/ NETDREAMS V 3.0. Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD  

Young Curators, New Ideas. Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

This is a Magazine: Video Object 23. Milan, Italy  

Build A Fire, Plexus Contemporary. Louisville, Kentucky, KY  

Lizard Gear. (with Loshadka), MTAA’s OTO, Brooklyn, NY  

New York Underground Film Festival. Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY  

B I T M A P: as good as new. Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

 

2007  B I T M A P: as good as new. vertexList, Brooklyn, NY  

The Sims: In the Hands of Artists. Chelsea at Museum, New York, NY  

Nasty Nets Event. Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, NY 


selectedpublic & private collections

LACMA, Los Angeles  

Moderna Museet, Stockholm  

MOTI, Breda, in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam  

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive  

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles  

MCA Chicago  

San Jose Museum of Art  

Kadist Foundation, San Francisco  

Booth Business School Collection, University of Chicago  

Péréz Museum, Miami 


selected bibliography

Sterling, Bruce. "The Ephemera Mine." RHIZOME, 1 Mar. 2018. Web. 

“Goings On About Town: Petra Cortright.” The New Yorker. 2 Oct. 2017: 6. 

Cascone, Sarah. "Here Is Every Single New York Gallery Show That You Need to (Somehow) See This September." Artnet. 7 Sept. 2017. Web. 

Lesser, Casey and Scott Indrisek. "The 15 New York Shows You Need to See This September." Artsy Magazine. 30 Aug. 2017. Web. 

Mindlin, Valerie. “Petra Cortright”, Artforum. Oct. 2016. Web. 

Jansen, Charlotte. “Petra Cortright Is the Monet of the 21st Century”. Artsy. 13 May 2016. Web. 

Goulder, Iona. “Petra Cortright on the Gentrification of the Internet.” Amuse. 4 April 2016. Web. 

McGarry, Kevin. "Petra Cortright's Desktop Dolls." New York Times Style Magazine. 9 July 2015: Web. 

Zhong, Fan. "Art 2.0." W Magazine. May 2015. Print. 

Ding, Chinnie. "Petra Cortright." Artforum picks. 20 Feb. 2015. Web. 

Wyma, Chloe. "Offline: The Inscrutable Cheeriness of Petra Cortright." ARTinfo. 12 Feb. 2015. Web. 

Horn. Dottir. "All the Things She Said." aqnb. 29 Oct. 2014. Web. 

Cortright, Petra. “In Conversation: Petra Cortright with Courtney Malick.” SFAQ Issue 16. May-July 2014: 66–71. 

Milliken, Mary. “For World Cup, the beautiful game plays out on museum walls.” Reuters. 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 

Williams, Maxwell. “On View | For Petra Cortright, the Web Is the Ultimate Canvas.” The New York Times Style Magazine. 8 Nov. 2013 Web. 

Schildhause, Chloe. "Petra Cortright, A Demonstration in Artistic Onus." Flaunt Magazine. 25 Oct. 2013. 

Urguhart, Robert. “The Passion Of Petra Cortright.” the creators project. 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 

Ugelvig, Jeppe. “Frieze London | Interview with Petra Cortright.” Dis Magazine. 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 

Sifferlin, Alexandra. “Digital Art Clicks on the Auction Block.” TIME. 21 Oct. 2013. 

Maloney, Jennifer. “Auction House Enters the Digital Age.” The Wall Street Journal. 23 Sept. 2013.Web. 

Thompson, Clive. “ Vision Quest | Doug Aitkens tech-fueled, all-night, glow-in-the-dark, cross-country, pop-art train ride.” Wired. Aug. 2013 Web. 

Sterling, Bruce. “Data Mine: Bruce Sterling on Petra Cortright’s HELL_TREE, 2012.” Artforum 50th Anniversary Issue. Sept. 2012 Web. 

Glover, Ian. “Artist Profie: Petra Cortright.” Rhizome. 7 Sept. 2011. Web.