David LaChapelle

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Born in 1963 in Connecticut, USA, David LaChapelle is an internationally renowned artist known for his vivid fashion photographs and baroque images populated by celebrities. Skilfully fusing art history with references to popular culture, metaphysical questions with street culture, he paints a disquieting portrait of 21st century values and lifestyles. David LaChapelle is now one of the most widely published photographers in the world. Since 2006 he has been focusing on the artistic side of his work.






Born in 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Lives and works in New York, and Los Angeles, California, USA


EDUCATION

North Carolina School of Arts, Wisten-Salem, North Carolina, USA
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
David LaChapelle, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Staley Wise Gallery, New York, USA
David LaChapelle, Letter to the world, Galerie Templon, France
David LaChapelle : After the Deluge, Beaux Arts Mons, Mons, Belgium
David LaChapelle : Songs for the World, Stary Browar Art Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Good News for Modern Man, Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
LaChapelle – Negative Currency, Geuer & Geuer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Back to Nature, Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin, Germany
Recollections in America, Galerie Bene Taschen, Koln, Germany
Solo Show, Art stations Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2017
LOST+FOUND, Casa Dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy
LOST+FOUND, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Solo show, Ara Modern Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Solo show, Beaux-Arts Mons, Mons, Belgium
Solo show, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia

2016
Bling Bling Baby Show, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Solo show, Ara Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Gas Stations, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York, USA
Solo show, Centro de la Fotografia, Montevideo, Uruguay
Illuminacion, Fundacion Union, Montevideo, Uruguay
Solo show, Museo Agadu, Montevideo, Uruguay
Solo show, Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Gas Stations, The Edward Hopper House, New York, USA
LACHAPELLE, Moca Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
David Lachapelle, Adler Subhashok gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Muses, DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Solo show, Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pipe Dream, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland

2015
Fotografias 1984 – 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art Chile, Santiago, Chile
After the Deluge, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Fotografias 1984 – 2013, Museo de Arte Contempraneo, Lima, Peru

2014
Land Scape, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Once in the Garden, OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, Vienna, Austria
Land Scape, Public exhibition at bus stop R / Aldwych, London, UK

2013
MiART International Modern and Contemporary fair, Milan, Italy
Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Still Life, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2012
Burning Beauty, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Norway
David LaChapelle, Lu.C.C.A. Museum, Lucca, Italy
Artist of the Year, American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum, New York, USA
David LaChapelle, BEXCO Art Center, Busan, South Korea
Still Life, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Addicted to Passion, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jesus Is My Homeboy, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Earth Laughs in Flowers, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Earth Laughs in Flowers, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York, USA
Earth Laughs in Flowers, Robilant + Voena, Milan, Italy
Earth Laughs in Flowers, Robilant + Voena, London, UK
Earth Laughs in Flowers, Reformiere Dorfkirche, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2011
Thus Spoke LaChapelle, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Austria
David LaChapelle, Hangaram Design Museum - Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Nosotros: La Humanidad Al Borde Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte Contemporaño de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
David LaChapelle, Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
From Darkness to Light, Lever House, New York, USA
David LaChapelle, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
David LaChapelle: Negative Currency and Recollections in America, Prism Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers, Serge Maruani & Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
The Raft, De Sarthe Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
David LaChapelle Early Work, Michelman Fine Art, New York, USA

2010
Post Mdern Pop Photography, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Rape of Africa Mocca Courtyard, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
David LaChapelle, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
David LaChapelle, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain
David LaChapelle: Documents of Desire & Disasters, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
American Jesus, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
The Rape of Africa, Robilant + Voena, London, UK
Eden, Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Deluge – Awakened, Manzoni Gallery, Bergamo, Italy

2009
Delirium of Reason, Museo De Las Artes Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico
Retrospective, Musee de la Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
Delirium of Reason, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico
Cars And Money, Wolfgang Roth + Partners, Miami, Florida, USA
American Jesus, Sebastien Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Rape of Africa, David DeSanctis Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Rape of Africa, Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008
David LaChapelle, Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy
David LaChapelle, National Museum, Krakow, Poland
David LaChapelle, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres, MUBE Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jesus is My Homeboy, Wolfgang Roth + Partners, Miami, Florida, USA
Jesus is My Homeboy, Robilant + Voena, London, UK
Auguries of Innocence, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA
Jesus is my Homeboy, St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jesus is My Homeboy, TEFAF (Rafael Jablonka), Maastricht, The Netherlands
David LaChapelle, Rhomberg Gallery, Innsbruck, Autria

2007
David LaChapelle, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres, MALBA Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Awakened, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain
Awakened, Frieze (Rafael Jablonka), London, UK
David LaChapelle, La Galerie Delphine Pastor, Monaco
Awakened, Goss Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
Awakened, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

2006
VIP: Very Important Portraits, Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
Men & War, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Heaven to Hell, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
David LaChapelle, La Galerie Du XX (w/Maruani Noirhomme), Paris, France 

2005
David LaChapelle, KALS'ART, Palermo, Italy
David LaChapelle Pictures for Italian Vogue, Staley Wise Gallery, New York, USA
Grand Opening : David LaChapelle, Goss Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
David LaChapelle, Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
David LaChapelle, Maruani Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Artists Prostitutes, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2004
Portraits of Musicians, Palais Kinsky - Rudolf Budja Galerie, Freyung, Vienna, Austria

2003
All American, Rockefeller Center (Montblanc International), New York, USA
David LaChapelle, Moscow Photo Festival (James Gallery), Moscow, Russia

2002
David LaChapelle, Barbican Museum, London, UK
LACHAPELLE, Vienna Kunsthaus, Wien, Austria
All American, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

2001
David LaChapelle, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
Fish Stick, Camerawork Gallery, Berlin, Germany
David LaChapelle, Photology (Villa Impero), Bologna, Italy
David LaChapelle, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, USA

2000
Femmes Plus Que Femmes, Museo de Arte Brazileira, San Paulo, Brazil
David LaChapelle, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

1999
20th Festival de la Mode, Galeries LaFayette, Paris, France
Hotel LaChapelle, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
The Beautiful & Bizarre, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
David LaChapelle, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

1998
David LaChapelle, Palacio Pombal, Portugal
LaChapelle Land, Les Recontres d'Arles, Arles, France

1997
LaChapelle Land, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
LaChapelle Land, Photology, Milan, Italy

1996
LaChapelle Land, Staley Wise Gallery, New York, USA

1995
Javier Cibachromes, Trabia MacAfee, New York, USA

1991
Facility of Movement, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York, USA

1989
David LaChapelle, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, New-Mexico, USA
Life Never Dies, Mars, New York, USA
Mirrors of God + the Intervention of St. Lucy, Trabia MacAfee Gallery, New York, USA
Somewhere Better, Trabia MacAfee Gallery, New York, USA

1988
Your Needs Met, 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York, USA

1986
Taking Pictures is Fun, Palladium, New York, USA

1984
Angels, Saints, & Martyrs, 303 Gallery (Lisa Spellman/ Colin Deland), New York, USA
Good News for Modern Man, 303 Gallery (Lisa Spellman/ Colin Deland), New York, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
Zurück zur Natur ?, Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin, Germany
Photo London, Staley Wise Gallery, London, UK
Micheal Jackson : On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Portraits of Artists, Staley Wise Gallery, New York, USA
Dior : From Paris to The World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Castles in the Sky : Fantasy Architecture, Lehman Art College Gallery, New York, USA
Images Makes Religion, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
SP-ARTE /FOTO, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Camera Work Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
AIPAD : The Photography Show, Pier 54, New York, USA

2017
Like A Horse, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Nautilus, Landesmuseum fur Kunst aund Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Christian Dior :Couturier du rêve, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, France
Group show, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia

2016
Boticelli Reimagined, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
The Photography Show, Aipad, New York, New York, USA
Divine Decadence, Castle of Gaasbeek, Brussels, Belgium
The Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier : from the sidewalk to the catwalk, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
La Grande Galerie du foot, La Villette, Paris, France
Art Fair, Paris, France
Art Fair, Santiago, Chile
Art Fair, Chicago, USA

2015
The Botticelli Renaissance, Gemäldegalerie Kultureforum, Berlin, Germany
Hamster - Hipster - Hand: Under the Spellbound of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Open Rhapsody: A journey into photography and video collections, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Once Upon a Time and Now, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York, USA
Il Cibo Nell’ Arte: Capolavori del Grandi Maestri dal Seicento a Warhol, Associazione Amici Di Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, Italy
20 + 2 Years, ARNDT, Singapour
2050, The Royal museums of fine arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

2014
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, Barbican, London, UK
A New Selection from the Elgiz Collection, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Images 2014, Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Possession, Sheppard Contemporary, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
American Cool, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, Columbia, USA
Beyond Earth Art, Cornell University: Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, USA

2013
In God we Trust, Zacheta National Galerie of art, Warsaw, Poland
En compagnie de Guy Bourdin: Fotografien aus der Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Cabinets de Curiosities, Le Musee Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France
The Portrait Gallery, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
Foto A–Z, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
Masculin/Masculin. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
It’s an American Thing, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, USA
Flowers and Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzurg, Austria  
AND THOSE WHO WERE SEEN DANCING WERE THOUGHT TO BE INSANE BY THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC, Friedman Benda, New York, USA
Traumfrauen – Traummanner, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Divine Bodies, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Vanity, Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
Collectible III – Photographies, A. Galerie, Paris, France

2012
About Caravaggio Visioni & Illusioni Contemporanee, Rome, Italy
Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, LACMA- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Everywhere and Nowhere, Oberstdorf, Villa Jauss, Germany
Making History, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
David LaChapelle, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, Texas, USA
David LaChapelle, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Unnatural - Natural History, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
Earth Laughs in Flowers, The Solo Project, Basel, Switzerland
The Haberdashery East, Eric Firestone Gallery, Hampton, New York, USA
Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
MIA, Milan Image Art Fair, Robilant + Voena, Milan, Italy
MIART, Milan International Modern And Contemporary Art Fair, Robilant + Voena, Milan, Italy
Group Show, Patricia Low Contemporary, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2011
Cocktail Culture, Norton Museum of Art, Norton, Florida, USA
Leonardo. Il Genio il Mito, Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy
Role Models and Role Playing, Museum Der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
The Fashion World Of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Street to the Stars, The Montreal Museum Of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Beauty Culture, Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles, California, USA
Face Off: Contemporary Portraits by Contemporary Artists, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, USA
Body Gestures, Herzliya Museum Of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
The Lords and the New Creatures, NYE+BROWN, Los Angeles, California, USA
Boarders and Frontiers: Globalization, Temporality & Appropriation in the Contemporary Image, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA

2010
Pervasive Influence :The Mechanical Bride, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David LaChapelle, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Atopia, Arte Y Ciudad en el Siglo XXI, CCB, Barcelona, Spain
Real Interface, Gana Art Busan, Busan, South Korea
Popular : Brands Symbols Icons 1960-2010, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Restart, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Divine Comedy, Sotheby's Gallery, New York, USA
Real Interface, Gana Art, Busan, South Korea
Knock Knock: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, USA
David LaChapelle, Photo LA Presented by LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA

2009
Who Shot Rock & Roll, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Rape of Africa, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy
Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Who Shot Rock & Roll, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Pop My Cherry, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Naked!, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2008
Vanity Fair Portraits, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Vanity Fair Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
REVERB, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Love Love Love, Jose Martos Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Men, War, & Peace, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany
The Other Side #2, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA
Magritte, Williams, LaChapelle, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

2000
Il Secolo Della Fotoarte, Villa Impero, Bologna, Italy

1989
The Center Show, The Lesbian + Gay Center, New York, USA
Don't Bungle The Jungle, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA

1988
Grand Windows, Grand Central Station, New York, USA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Bayerische Staatsoper Portrait Gallery, Munich, Germany
LACMA- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
La Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
LVMH Foundation, Paris, France
Brandhorst Foundation, Munich, Germany
Serge Delsemme Foundation, Belgium
Arendt & Art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


BOOKS

Lost and Found, Taschen, 2017
Good News, Taschen, 2017
Heaven to Hell, Taschen, 2006
Otel LaChapelle, Calloway Editions, Inc. 1999
La Chapelle Land, Simon & Schuster, 1996
The Rape of Africa, Reflex Amsterdam, 2009
Al Forte Belvedere, Giunti Editore S.p.A., 2008
Barbican Gallery, Barbican, 2002
Jesus is my Homeboy, Robilant +Veona, 2008
La Chapelle, Robilant +Voena, 2012
If You Want Reality, Take The Bus!, Artmosphere, 2003
David LaChapelle Photology, Gruppo Editoriale l’Espresso, 2001
David LaChapelle, Stern Fotografie, 2008
Botticelli Reimagined, V&A, 2016
David LaChapelle, Giunti Arte Mostre Musei, 2015
David LaChapelle, Tarea Asociación Gráfica Educativa, 1984-2013
David LaChapelle, Land Scape, Pure Print, 2014
David LaChapelle, Land Scape, Diamani, 2013
David La Chapelle, Delirios de Razon, 2009
Still Life, Galerie Daniel Templon, 2013
David LaChapelle, Burning Beauty, BankerWessel, Elanders Falth & Hassler, and Fotografiska, 2012
David LaChapelle, Maurin                  i & NoirHomme, 2006
David LaChapelle, Fred Torres Collaborations and de Sarthe Gallery, 2012
David LaChapelle, Earth Laughs in Flowers, Fred Torres Collaboration, 2012
Thus Spoke LaChapelle, Arbor vitae, Revince, and Pavleye Art and Culture, 2011
Nosotros : La Humanidad al Borde, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC), 2011
Avid LaChapelle, Earth Laughs in Flowers, Distanz Verlag, 2011
Taschen 30th Anniversary, Taschen, 2010
Bliss Amougst Chaos, Fred Torres Collaborations, 2010
Moca Taipei Catalogue, Pascal de Sarthe & Fred Torres Collaborations for Taipei
David LaChapelle Exhibition, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 1999
LaChapelle, Artist & Prostitutes, Taschen, 2006


AWARDS

2015
Doctorate in Fine Arts (Hon.) from UNCSA

2014
Young Photographers Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award

2012       
Artist of the Year, American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
National Geographic Magazine Photography Seminar, Featured Speaker

2010       
OUT in Art Award, GLAAD Award

2006       
Presented with GLAAD's Vito Russo Award for Outstanding Contributions Toward Eliminating
Homophobia

2004
13th Annual MVPA Awards - Winner Director of the Year - Best Rock Video of the Year for No Doubt It's My Life
Special Juried Prize Mountainfilm, Telluride
Special Juried Recognition, Sundance Film Festival
Best Documentary, Aspen Film Festival

2003       
12th Annual MVPA Awards - Adult Contemporary Video of the Year - Elton John This Train Don't
Stop There Anymore

2000       
Best Video for Moby's Natural Blues, the MTV Europe Music Awards

1999       
Cover of the Year Category, the Eisies

1998       
Best Cutting Edge Essay and Style Photography, Life magazine's Alfred Eisenstadt Awards for Magazine Photography (the Eisies)

1997       
Art Directors Club Award for Best Book Design for LaChapelle Land
1996       
ICP Infinity Award for Applied Photography
Photographer of the Year Award, the VH-1 Fashion Awards

1995       
Best New Photographer of the Year, French Photo and American Photo magazines




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