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Born Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



Master of Fine Arts, New Genres, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Skowhegan, ME


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

Solo Exhibitions


An Education in the Logic of the Leaves, ICA Philadelphia, PA

A Weight Dangles Above Your Head, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX


The Thing That Precedes The You, Thomas Solmon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Violent Broadcast, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA


Square Configuration (Decorum) Study, Helen Pitt Gallery Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC


Surplus Room, LA>⁠<ART, Los Angeles, CA


Video About Sculpture, Western Front, Vancouver, BC


An Arrangement of Things, Xeno Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Group Exhibitions


ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963, ICA Philadelphia, PA

Magical Thinking, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Fragmented Realities, Delaware County Community College Art Gallery, PA

Enacting Acting, INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), UWM Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

And How Are We Feeling Today, UC San Diego, University Art Gallery

Artadia Award Exhibition, LACE, Los Angeles, CA


Performa 13, New York, NY

Would You Ever Write A Tract?, Autocenter, Berlin, DE Fanatic, POST, Los Angeles, CA


Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Y as in Yet, Shanaynay Gallery, Paris, FR

Out-of-______, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Galerie Dohyanglee, Paris, FR


Livret III, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

The End of Money, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rotterdam, NL

Video Program, Kaleidoscope Arena, ROMA Art Fair, Rome, Italy

Elastic Frames, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK


The Regional at Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by Lauri Firstenberg

California Biennial 2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Malik Gaines


Ulli & Lucrecia's Lustige Guppenausstellung mit Party, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

Tables and Chairs, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY

The Chef's Theory, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

No Soul For Sale, X-initiative, New York, NY, presented by LA>⁠<ART


China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

Five Night Stand, Bonaventure Hotel, CAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA,

Square Configuration (Decorum Study), special project presented by LA>⁠<ART at ArtLA 2009


LA25 Half-Life, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

LA25, Skadden Collection, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Thomas Solomon

Boofthle Booth-Booth, Pauline, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mateo Tannatt

Accidental Modernism, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Christopher Eamon


Read Me! Text in Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, curated by Malik Gaines

New Insight Exhibition at Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, curated by Suzanne Ghez

UCLA MFA Exhibition, Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Since Before and After, Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Bartlett Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC


Sorry Window, window installation at LA>⁠<ART, Los Angeles, CA

Bring the War Home, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY and Q.E.D. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Production, Consumption, Function, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC (collaboration with The Meeting)


On Location, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, BC, curated by Monika Szewczyck

Teaching and Related Work


Visiting Professor, Intermedia, California State University Long Beach


Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California, Intermedia Area


Adjunct Faculty, California State University Long Beach, Sculpture and 4D


Adjunct Faculty, University of California Los Angeles, New Genres Area


Studio Manager, Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver, BC

Grants and Awards


Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue

Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant

California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts


Art Matters Foundation Grant

Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant


Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant


Darcy Hayman Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

Art Council Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Lillian Levinson Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles


Summer Studio, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


Helen Pitt Graduating Scholarship in Visual Art, Simon Fraser University



Green, Kate, "Vishal Jugdeo: A Weight Dangles Above Your Head / A Shaky Picture Has No Weight," Artforum.com, February 2014

"Vishal Jugdeo: A Weight Dangles Above Your Head / A Shaky Picture Has No Weight," Glasstire: Texas Visual Art, February 28, 2014

Tuck, Geoff, "Artadia awards exhibition at LACE," Notes On Looking, January 28, 2014

Corbett, Sean, "ICA Celebrates/Re-imagines 50 Years of Stellar Exhibitions," Philadelphia Weekly, February 11, 2012

Milewski, Selena, "Filmmakers Examining the Actor's Craft," Express Milwaukee, January 29, 2014


Shing, David, Performa 13 Shingerview: Vishal Jugdeo, Huffington Post, November 22, 2013 Wagley, Catherine, "Convenience-store encounter," LA Weekly, July 18, 2013

Guillen, Bianca, "The Thing That Precedes The You," San Francisco Arts Quarterly, July 2013


Obrist, Hans Ulrich, "Was Haben Sie Gesehen," Weltkunst, No 63, September 2012

Griffin, Jonathan, "Made in L.A. 2012," Frieze Magazine, Issue 149, September 2012

Moshayedi, Aram, "Work In Progress: Empty Observation," Bidoun, Issue #27, September 2012

Ellegood, Anne, and Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, Ali Subbotnick, Made in LA 2012, Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2012

Firstenberg, Lauri, Portfolio: Curators Choice, Modern Painters, June 2012

Meyers, Terry R. "Made in LA 2012," Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2012

Finkel, Jori, "Hammer biennial lends artists a helping hand," Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2012

Simonson, Lily. "Looking at Los Angeles: An interview with Vishal Jugdeo: Making 'Goods Carrier' for Made in L.A." Art21 blog, www.blog.art21.org , July 26, 2012

Fitzpatrick, Kyle, "Made in LA; Vishal Jugdeo," LA I'm Yours www.laimyours.com, April 28, 2012

Gaitan, Juan, ed. The End of Money, Rotterdam: Witte De With Publications, 2011


Gaines, Malik, Quadruple Consciousness, Philadelphia: Vox Populi, 2011

Van Gelder, Hilde, "The End of Money," Artforum Critics' Picks, July 21, 2011

Lei, Machteld, "The End of Money," Kunstbeeld, Netherlands, August 31, 2011

Smets, Sandra, "Versnipperde bankbiljetten zijn kunst geworden," NRC Handelsblad, June 29, 2011

Lassry, Elad, "Vishal Jugdeo: Violent Broadcast," Flash Art, Vol. XLIV, No. 278, May-June 2011


Bancroft, Sarah, ed, California Biennial 2010, Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2010

Fallon, Roberta, "Quadruple Consciousness," Philadelphia Weekly, December 29, 2010

Newhall, Edith, "What Nina Says," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19, 2010

Kopp, Celine, "Jesse Aron Green and Vishal Jugdeo," ZeroDeux, Issue 53, March 2010

Coburn, Tyler, "Reclaim the Street (Theater)," ArtReview, Issue 39, March 2010

Firstenberg, Lauri, "Looking Forward 2010," Frieze, Issue 128, January-February 2010


Cotter, Holland, "Restoring the ‘Eek’ to Eking Out a Living," The New York Times, June 24, 2009

Peck, Aaron, "Vishal Jugdeo at the Helen Pitt,'" Akimbo.biz, January 20, 2009

Kajander, Paul "Square Configuration (Decorum) Study," exhibition essay, Helen Pitt Gallery, Jan 2009

Taft, Catherine, "The Best Shows in Los Angeles in 2008," Saatchi Online, January 3, 2009


Schad, Ed. "Vishal Jugdeo: Surplus Room,'"Art Review, Issue 24, July & August 2008

Gupta, Anjali. "An Apophenia in Practice: Probing the Indefinite," Artlies, Issue 57, Spring 2008

Moshayedi, Aram. "A Passionate Attachment to Things" Art Papers, January 2008


Turner, Michael. "Thoughtful exhibit mixes art, labour and form," The Vancouver Sun, August 14, 2004

Forkert, Kirsten. "An Economy of Means," Production, Consumption, Function’ exhibition essay, Helen Pitt Artist Run Centre, January 2004


Szewczyck, Monika. "On Location," exhibition essay, Belkin Satellite, September 2004

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA