Born in Los Angeles, CA. Lives and works in New York, NY
MFA University of California Los Angeles, 2004
BFA Rhode Island School of Design, 2002
2019 Sub, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Ruthless Logic, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
2017 Buffer, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
2017 In the News, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
2016 abduct, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
2015 Feedback, 47 Canal, New York, NY
2013 Fruit Machine 2, New Museum, New York, NY
2013 Hourglass, Aspect Ratio, Chicago, IL
2012 Untitled, 47 Canal, New York, NY
2011 Body Drama, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2010 Front Room: Two-Way Mirror, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
2009 Third I, Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Voicedoor, Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Holiday Cruise!, Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Pond & Waterfall, The Gallery at Michael’s, Santa Monica, CA
2017 Snow Screen, ARCHIVE BOOM, Seoul, Korea
Video Narcissism (High Line Channels), High Line Art, New York, New York
Better Self, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Mood Swings, Q21 International/ Museums Quartier Vienna, Austria
2016 BOFFO Fire Island Performance Festival, Fire Island, NY
2015 Then They Form Us, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene, INOVA, Milwaulkee, WI
2014 Smart New World, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Meanwhile… Suddenly and Then: 12th Biennale de Lyon, France
2012 First Among Equals: Fruit Machine, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2011 New Age End of the World, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
2010 Arcadian Night, curated by Kalika Farmer and Andrea Hill, Sheffield, MA
Cleopatra’s Presents…, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY
Quadruple Consciousness, curated by Malik Gaines, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
The Absolutely Other, The Kitchen, New York, NY
2009 Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer, Hammer Museum,
Los Angeles, CA
Convention, MOCA North Miami, FL
Skin Jobs, Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Invisible Adversaries, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
2008 PM Dawn, Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, New York, NY
Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University
Residents/Vidéothèque Mobile, Le Plateau, Paris, France
2007 Sculpture Center Winter Gala Performance, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Uncertain States of America: Video Art in the Third Millenium, Moscow Biennial
2006 One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society Museum, New York, NY
In Practice, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
2005 Makers, Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Shadow Cast (performance), NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL
and if you think you see with just your eyes… Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
2003 California Welcomes You, curated by Pascal Spengemann, Scope:LA
2017 Harkness Dance Residency, Brooklyn Academy of Music
2015 Frieze Film Commission
2014 Guggenheim Fellowship
2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work
2011 de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space Residency
2006 Artists Council Appointment, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Artist’s Residency Grant, Paris, France, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
In Practice Fellowship, Sculpture Center
Doran, Kerry, “Xavier Cha: Ruthless Logic,” Flash Art, International Edition, No. 321 Vol. 51, June-August, 2018.
Chung, Stephy and Holland, Oscar, “Artist’s Deconstructed Fight Scene Reveals Struggles of the Subconscious,” CNN Style, http://www.cnn.com/style/article/xavier-cha-ruthless-logic/index.html
Ng, Brady, “Ruthless Logic: Xavier Cha,” Art Asia Pacific Online, April, 2018.
Murg, Stephanie, “Xavier Cha Performa New York,” Flash Art, http://www.flashartonline.com/2017/11/xavier-cha-buffer-2/
Greenberger, Alex, “At Performa, Xavier Cha Debuts a Work About Relationships, Videos and the Internet,” Artnews, http://www.artnews.com/2017/11/03/performa-xavier-cha-debuts-work-relationships-videos-internet/
Johnson, Grant, “Interviews Xavier Cha,” Artforum, https://www.artforum.com/interviews/xavier-cha-discusses-her-performance-buffer-at-the-brooklyn-academy-of-music-71973
Marcus Civin, “Critics’ Picks: Xavier Cha MOCA Cleveland,” Artforum, https://www.artforum.com/picks/id=58828
Barbara Pollack, “Xavier Cha at MOCA Cleveland,” ArtNews, http://www.artnews.com/2016/02/18/xavier-cha-at-moca-cleveland/
Cornell, Lauren, “Self-Portraiture in the First-Person Age,” Aperture, Issue 221, pp. 34-41.
Megan Heuer, “Xavier Cha 47 Canal,” Art in America, April 2013, pp. 112-113.
Lauren OÕNeill-Butler, “Xavier Cha 47 Canal,” Artforum, February 2013, pp. 249-250.
Pulitzer, Sam, “Critics’ Picks New York: Xavier Cha, Whitney Museum of American Art,” Artforum.com, Summer 2011.
Milder, Patricia, “Distance and Dissonance: Xavier Cha at the Whitney,” Artcritical.com/2011/08/17/xaviercha/.
Herrera, Adriana,”Xavier Cha: El Riesgo de la Mirada,” El Nuevo Herald, May 29, 2011, p. 6D.
McCorquodale, Amanda,”Performance Artist Xavier Cha Holding Auditions During Wynwood Art Walk,” Miami NewTimes, http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2011/02/performance_artist_xavier_cha.php.
O’Neil-Butler, Lauren, “Xavier Cha, Taxter & Spengemann,” Artforum International, Summer Issue 2009, p. 340
Salz, Jerry, “Circus Maximus,” New York Magazine, March 30, 2009, p. 70.
Finch, Charlie,”Cha on This,” Artnet.com, March 16, 2009.
Nguyen, Trong Gia, “Xavier Cha at the Opera,” ArtSlant.com, April 27, 2008.
Coburn, Tyler, “Future Greats: 30 Art Stars of Tomorrow,” Art Review, March 2008, p. 98.
Wolff, Rachel, “Young Masters,” New York Magazine, October 15, 2007, p.51.
Salz, Jerry, “Power, Professionalism, and Perversity: Looking Back at the 2006 Art Scene,” The Village Voice, January 4, 2007.
Smith, Roberta, “A MŽlange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities,” The New York Times, September 8, 2006.
Speers-Mears, Emily, “On the Verge of the Audience: Emily Speers-Mears on Xavier Cha,” Texte Zur Kunst, No. 63.
Davis, Tim, “Xavier Cha’s Public Privacy,” One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now Catalogue, 2006.
Salz, Jerry, “Strange Days: Carving Her Name into Hedges; Dressing Like a Shrimp,” The Village Voice, May 5, 2006.
Mori, Ken, “Guerilla Gardener,” Giant Robot, Issue 36, p.42.
Knight, Christopher, “Artworks with Wattage,” Los Angeles Times, Monday June 21, 2004. E.