SWOON "Mirari Minima"

Session:2018.10.6 Sat. - 11.2 Fri. 13:00 - 19:00
Opening Reception: 2018.10.6 Sat 18:00-20:00 *Admission free/ Closed on Sun, Mon, Tue and public holidays
Venue: SNOW Contemporary

SNOW Contemporary is proud to announce the launch of the SWOON exhibition from October 6 to May November 2.

SWOON, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a leading female artist in the field of street art with a worldwide reputation. Born in 1977 in the state of Connecticut, SWOON enrolled in Plat Institute, Brooklyn in 1998. Her name quickly spread in the sphere of street art while in college with her original style, making prints and cut-paper works of friends and acquaintances and their ordinary lives as a motif, and disseminating the works over the city.

Since graduating college, SWOON has acquired further attention from the public by showcasing her strong concern in social and environmental issues and presenting works not only on the street. She has participated in a project for which herself and her teammates made a boat out of garbage collected in New York and slipped into the Venice Triennale; traveled to places that have been stricken by natural disasters such as New Orleans and Haiti, in order to conduct projects to help those areas; and has visited Braddock, Pennsylvania to revive an abandoned church with the local community.

In the recent years, SWOON has actively presented works at solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in museums and galleries where her works have been acquired as part of their collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and MoMA PS1. Large-scale installations have been placed in museums including Detroit Institute of Arts and Brooklyn Museum, and her creativity combining both boldness and sensitivity have been spread worldwide.

In this second solo exhibition by SWOON at SNOW Contemporary, she will showcase a wide variety of works from two-dimensional to three-dimensional works and prints under the exhibition title Mirari Minima, which means “small wonder” in Latin. We are sincerely pleased to present SWOON’s spectacular world that would expand from her subtle curiosity.



Born 1977, New London, Connecticut
Lives and works in Brooklyn


2017 “Haven “Skissernas Museum, Sweden
2016 “Tandem Press Printmaking Residency” Wisconsin
   “Thalassa” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
   group exhibition “City Lights” Mimamuseum, Brussels
2015 “Philly Mural Arts Residency” Open Source, May 2015
   “Music Box Project” New Orleans
2014 solo exhibition” Submerged Motherland” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
   Project” Wynwood Walls”Florida
2013 solo exhibition” Galerie Jeudy, Paris
group exhibition “Zona Urbana” Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico
2012 solo exhibition “HONEYCOMB” SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo
   group exhibition “Wunderkammer” Black Rat Projects, London
2011 group exhibition “Inside Out Outside In” Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
   solo exhibition “Anthropocene” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachussettes
   commissioned sculpture “Thalassa” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
   group exhibition “Art in the Streets” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2010 project “Konbit Shelters, Phase #2” Barrier Juedy, Haiti
   solo exhibition “Fata Morgana” Galerie L.J, Paris
   project “Konbit Shelters” Barrier Juedy, Haiti
2009 “Swimming Cities of Serenissima”, Venice Biennale
2008 solo exhibition “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea” Deitch Projects, Long Island City
   group exhibition “The Way That We Rhyme” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
solo exhibition “Drown Your Boats” New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 group exhibition “The Burning House” New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2005 solo exhibition “SWOON” Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida
   solo exhibition “SWOON” Deitch Projects, New York
   group exhibition “Greater New York” P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York
   group exhibition “Project Backjumps Part 2” Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
2004 group exhibition “Good World” Publico, Cinncinnatti
   group exhibition “Something Else” The Vinyl Factory, London
2003 group exhibition “Project Backjumps” Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
2002 group exhibition “Swoon loves Solovei”, Berlin


Museum of Modern Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Tudor Investments
Tate Modern
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Massachusettes Museum of Contemporary Art
Deitch Projects
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
New Orleans Museum of Art