Depuis des années, Lauren et Adam collectent et accumulent des quantités innombrables d’objets obsolètes, tels que des coupons à gratter ou des billets de loterie, des cartes de baseball, des romans d’amour, des trophées, des cartes postales ou encore des « nudie cards ». Ces objets porteurs d’espoir et de réconfort animent leurs œuvres à grande échelle, soient-elles des installations vidéo, des sculptures, des dessins, ou encore des collages.

À travers la critique du rôle que les médias jouent dans la société de consommation avec la création et la fermentation de nos désirs et nos fantasmes, les oeuvres de Ghost of a Dream agissent comme une sorte de miroir sur les comportements, les espoirs et les confiances mal placées d’une époque où, à force de courir après des richesses et des bonheurs faciles, on oublie d’être heureux.

Lauren Was et Adam Eckstrom sont tous deux nés aux Etats-Unis puis ont étudié à l’école de design de Rhode Island. Ils ont fondé le collectif Ghost of a Dream en 2007. Leur travail a fait l’objet d’expositions aussi bien aux Etats-Unis qu’en Europe.

Demande d'information

    Adam Eckstrom

    2005
    Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Painting with Honors
    1999
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, BFA Sculpture and Photography

    Lauren Was

    2004
    Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Sculpture with Honors
    1999
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Concentration in Sculpture

    EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

    2022
    sticking one’s head in a hole, does not change the horizon Galerie Paris Beijing, Paris, France

    2021
    Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution) Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC through July 2022
    sticking one’s head in a hole, does not change the horizon Galerie Paris Beijing, Paris, France

    2020
    Yesterday is Here, MassArt art museum Boston, MA

    2018
    Statistics of Hope, Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York,NY
    I’ll be with you when the deal goes down, STANDARD SPACE, Sharon, CT art, Orthez, France

    2017
    At a Loss, For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
    A Devil to Pay, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2016
    Falling From Paradise, Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL
    When the Smoke Clears: The Fair Housing Project, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

    2015
    A Good Run of Bad Luck, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
    Better is THE END – Deep End, Wassaic Project Exhibition, USA
    Gone the Sun, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
    Looking Up, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

    2013
    Day is Done, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Bruxelles, Belgique (catalogue)
    Collapse of Promise, Zadok Gallery, Miami, Floride

    2012
    Forever Almost, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
    Remember When Tomorrow Came, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
    Sky’s the Limit, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
    Our Favorite Pastimes, MCC Gallery, Omaha, NE

    2011
    we spend our lives as we spend our days, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
    Everybody Wants Some Heaven, Art First, Santa Maria Della Vita, Bologne, Italie, commissaire Julia Draganovic

    2010
    The Price of Happiness, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, Chine
    One in a Million, Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Allemagne
    Future Perfect, The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA
    This is it, Volta 6 New York, Cynthia Corbett Gallery

    2008
    Ghost of a Dream, Space at Alice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

    EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

    2021
    shh, it’s a secret Postmasters Roma, Rome, Italy
    Imagining Data Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA 2021
    Decoding Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, curated by Mary Birmingham
    Sunrise Sunset Albany International Airport

    2020
    -MESS (Marker Emblem Symbol Signal), Standard Space Gallery, Sharon, CT
    -Coming Soon, Art Austerlitz, Austerlitz, NY

    2019
    Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY curated by Lisa Panzera
    Division of Labor, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
    Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York
    Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
    2018
    Statistics of Hope, Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York, NY
    2019
    Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY curated by Lisa Panzera
    Division of Labor, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
    Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York
    Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

    2017
    Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
    State of the Art  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
    State of the Art Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee
    State of the Art The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina

    2016
    20th Anniversary exhibition, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
    The City & The City, Denny Gallery, NY, NY
    Summercamp, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
    State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
    State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
    Be My Guest, No Longer Empty, NY, NY
    Sessions, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
    It’s Funny Because It’s True, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

    2015
    HERE THERE NOWHERE, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels Belgium
    Makers Mark, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY curated by Gingrow and Scoggins
    And I feel Fine…, The ReInstitute, Millerton, NY
    In Praise of Folly, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
    The Ecstasy of Influence, Spring Break, NY
    Here There Nowhere, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Bruxelles, Belgique

    2014
    State of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
    Artist Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark

    2013
    SHINE, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Ontario
    Wish Meme, at Old School for The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, NY, NY
    Homeward Found, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
    Debris Field, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

    2012
    How Much do I Owe You? No Longer Empty, LIC, NY, commissaire Manon Slome
    Summertime, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
    Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
    HOPELESS, DUMBO Arts Festival, DUMBO, NY
    Trash Talk, Spattered Columns Art Connects, NY, NY
    COME AND GET IT, Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY

    2011
    Art Prize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
    A Strange Attraction to the Beautiful and the Dreadful, Hendershot Gallery NY, NY, commissaire Maureen Sullivan

    2010
    Exhibitionism-The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute, Londres, Royaume-Uni

    2009
    Fly By’s, Galleri Cristoffer Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
    Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Londres, Angleterre (catalogue)
    Will it Happen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, NY
    Word Up, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY

    2008
    In other Words, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA-This is not New York, This is Berlin, Salon Mastul e.V., Berlin, Allemagne
    Inaugural Exhibition, DIEU DONNU+00C9, NY, NY
    Suckers and Biters, Chashama Gallery, NY, NY (catalogue)
    Devotion Reconstructed, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY

    2006
    RISD Biannual NYC, Exit Art, NY, NY, commissaire Robert Storr
    Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turquie
    Flora, South Bend Regional Museum, South Bend, IN

    RECOMPENSES ET BOURSES

    2023
    Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, Fl

    2021
    International Studio & Curatorial Program, Alumni Residency

    2020
    Cross Sectors Residency, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

    2018
    Facebook Artists in Residence
    College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, spring artists-in-residence, Collegeville, MN
    Artist Resource Trust Grant

    2017
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program New Orleans

    2016
    Business Accelerator Grant, The Clark Hulings Fund
    International Studio & Curatorial Program, funded by The Pollock- Krasner Foundation

    2014
    Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council five-month A.I.R., Governors Island, New York

    2013
    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY, NY
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, NY, NY
    Jerome Foundation Grant, (gifted through Smack Mellon), Minneapolis, MN
    La Napoule Art Foundation, funded A.I.R., Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

    2012
    Smack Mellon, year long funded studio program, Brooklyn, NY
    New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant, NY, NY
    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, three-month funded A.I.R., Omaha, NE

    2011
    Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
    Wassaic Project Artist Honorarium, Funded by Dutchess County Arts Board NY
    Voted top installation at Art First, pole by the Corriere Di Bologna, Bologne, Italie

    2010
    Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Germany 2-month A.I.R. Funded by US Embassy

    2009
    The Art Prize, Young Masters and AXA Insurance, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    IAAB, six-month funded A.I.R., Basel, Suisse

    2008
    Artist Projects, RISD, Material grant and student labor to make an installation
    Oxbow Fellowship (re-granted from The Joan Mitchell Foundation) NY, NY
    City Sol, Material Grant, NY, NY
    D.U.M.B.O. Improvement District, Material Grant, Brooklyn, NY

    PROJETS CURATORIAUX

    2015-Present
    Founded and run the curated artists exchange program ArtForArtists

    2017
    For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

    2015-16
    Co-founded of an annual 1-month artist-residency in northern Italy ArtGarda

    2015
    Day becomes Night, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

    2013
    AKA, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
    In the Details, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

    2012
    Another Side, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

    BIBLIOGRAPHIE

    2018
    Collection & Collage: in the Studio with Ghost of a Dream, a short documentary by Southern
    Foodways Alliance in partnership with 21C Museum Hotels
    The Green Cube, Canadian Art, Septembre
    Betting on the American Dream in Statistics of Hope, Filthy Dreams, 29 Mars

    2017
    A Devil To Pay- Ghost of a Dream at CES Gallery, Art and Cake, 23 Février
    State of the Art at Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte Magazine, Mai
    ‘State of The Art’ Compiles Cream of the Contemporary Scene, USA Today, 27 Janvier

    2016
    Considering the Environmental Damage Done by Art Fairs, Hyperallergic, 18 Octobre
    Covering the Waterfront, ArtFCity, 6 Octobre
    Ghost of a Dream’s New Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, BlouinArtinfo, 15 Septembre
    The Art of Interiors, Galerie Magazine, Automne
    A Door Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop Up, ArtFCity, 8 Juillet
    9 Must-See Summer Group Shows, Artnet News, 30 Juin
    When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings, Huffington Post, 26 Avril
    Leftover Lottery Tickets Turned Into Stunning Art, Good Morning America, 22 Avril
    ‘Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors’ exhibit transforms, The Editor at Large, 20 Avril
    Empty Manhattan Apartment Transformed Into Work of Art, Architectural Digest, 20 Avril
    What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion, W Magazine, Avril 5
    Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors- Seven Artists, ArtfixDaily Artwire, 21 Mars
    New Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit is all-American road trip, Star Tribune, Février
    New Jepson Center Exhibit Celebrates Contemporary American Artists, Savannah Morning News, 20 Février

    2015
    5 Female Artist Break the Glass Ceiling at ADAA, ARTSY, 25 Février
    The Wassaic Project: A Festival, Beautiful Flood, and Now Art, New York Times, 4 Mars
    Desires, Dreams, and Excess, ARTFILE MAGAZENE, Février
    Emission de la Semaine #58, TCQVAR, 16 Février
    Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, a la Galerie Paris-Beijing, France Fine Art, 8 Février

    2014
    Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, anti-utopias, 22 Décembre
    Pulse Dives Into New Waters in Miami Beach, Blouin ARTINFO, 4 Décembre
    Piecing Things Together at PULSE Miami Beach, HYPERALLERGIC, 8 Décembre
    Pulse launches 10th year with move to Miami Beach, Miami Herald, 4 Décembre
    Kim Rugg and Ghost of a Dream Stand Out at PULSE, NewYork Observer, 4 Décembre
    AMERICAN BEAUTY, Vogue Magazine, Août
    BROOKLYN ARTIST BALL SETS THE TABLE, Interview Magazine, 17 Avril
    At the Brooklyn Artist Ball, Gallerist/Observer, 18 Avril
    The Brooklyn Artists Ball Had It All, Bedford and Bowery, 17 Avril
    Highlights From The Brooklyn Artists Ball, Art F City, 21 Avril
    Night at the Museum, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 17 Avril
    Ghost of a Dream, The Glamourai, 26 Mars

    2013
    Jour de Chance, Arts Libre, La Libre Belgique, Bruxelles, BE, 20 Décembre
    GHOST OF A DREAM, Le Soir, Bruxelles, BE, 21 Décembre
    HAUNTING AND COLLECTING, Agenda, Bruxelles BE, 5 Décembre
    Get Lucky, Marie Claire, Bruxelles, BE, Décembre
    Cinquante degrés Nord, Arte Belgique, Bruxelles, BE, 4 Décembre
    Entre Triomphe et Tragedie chez Paris-Beijing, FEEVER, Bruxelles, BE, 26 Novembre
    reative Time’s Sandcastles Return, Rockaway Beach, Art In America, 13 Août
    Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Art F City, NY, NY, 12 Août
    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Time Out NY, 12 Août
    Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, W Magazine, 12 Août
    Lottery Ticket Sculptures ‘Ghost of a Dream’, Huffington Post, 20 Mai

    2012
    Seven Deadly Sins, Beautiful/Decay, Fall
    Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Ghost Of A Dream, ART F CITY, 7 Septembre
    London Show Draws Winners, The Independent, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 19 Janvier
    Watch the Birdie, The Metro, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 18 Janvier
    In Your Dreams, Phoenix, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 6 Février
    Ghost of a Dream Remember When Tomorrow Came, Artlog, 15 Février
    Why Weren’t You in Wassaic This Weekend?, hyperallergic.com, 8 Août

    2011
    The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art, Village Voice Online, 8 Août
    Collectors Call, ARTFORUM online, 6 Mai
    Giant Sculptures Made From Lottery Tickets, Wired UK, 5 Août

    2010
    Luck of the Draw, City Weekend, Beijing, Chine, 28 Octobre-10 Novembre
    Husband-and-wife ‘found’ art team’s exhibition weighs The Price of Happiness, Global Times, Beijing, Chine, 12 Octobre
    Dream Ticket, World of Interiors, Juillet
    VOLTA NY: Ghost of a Dream, Whitewall Magazine, 5 Mars
    The American Dream as Illusion, The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, 28 Mars
    Medium Voltage, ARTINFO, Mars
    The Art of Discarded Lottery Tickets, Yatzer.com, 4 Août

    2009
    Award-Winning Artist Master Raphael and Durer, The Independent, Londres, 13 Novembre
    Young Masters, Art of England, Issue 63
    Scope Basel, Premier Art Scene Magazine, 2009
    Top 10 Artists at Art Basel, Volta and Scope, Satchi.com, 10 Juin

    2008
    Time Out New York, NY, NY, 18-31 Décembre
    For Biennial Fans, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 6 Mars
    Dream Ride, Intersection Magazine, Printemps
    Lottery Tickets become Dream Car, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 18 Mars

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