In conjunction with the New Museum's exhibition, Lehmann Maupin has mounted an intimate presentation of Ward's work in the upstairs gallery at 201 Chrystie Street and installed one of the artist's large-scale sculptures in the main corridor at 540 West 26th Street. Lehmann Maupin has represented the artist since 2009. Ward is currently participating in a fellowship in Rome, Italy, as part of the 2012-2013 Rome Prize, a yearly award bestowed by the American Academy in Rome on a select group of individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Forthcoming solo exhibitions are scheduled for the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, in 2013, and at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, in 2014.
Nari Ward's work has been widely exhibited on an international level, including solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2011); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2011); Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee (1997); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2002); and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2001, 2000). The artist has taken part in important group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennale (2006); Prospect 1 New Orleans (2008); and Documenta XI, Kassel (2003). Ward's work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University; Studio Museum in Harlem, Walker Art Center, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
For further information on Nari Ward, please visit our website at lehmannmaupin.com. Additional information relating to NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is available on the New Museum's website, newmuseum.org.