The Power Plant

Andrea Bowers


Courtesy Andrea Bowers

Andrea Bowers, born in 1965, is a Los Angeles-based American artist working in a variety of media including video, drawing, and installation. Bowers received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Over the last twenty-three years, she has built an international reputation for her drawings, videos, and installations, which deal with social issues ranging from women's’ and workers’ rights to climate change and immigration.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Hammer Projects: Andrea Bowers, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Womxn Workers of the World Unite!, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2017); Andrea Bowers: Sanctuary, Bronx Museum, New York (2016); In Situ 1 - Andrea Bowers, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014); #sweetjane, Pomona and Pitzer College Museum of Art, Claremont, (2014); The Weight of Relevance, Wiener Secession, Vienna, traveled to The Power Plant, Toronto (2007). Recent group exhibition include: Agora, The High Line, New York (2018); Power to the People. Political Art Now, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2018); Documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel (2017); La Terra Inquieta, Triennale di Milano, Milan (2017); The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2016); Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna (2015). Bowers’ work is held in the collections of The Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, MoMA, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany, among others.