Through his practice Slater Bradley explores such everlasting themes as mortality, immortality, reincarnation, all in the context of an Internet-savvy era. He works in a variety of media, including video, film, photography, drawing, painting and installation.
Slater Bradley was born (1975) and raised in San Francisco. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1988. He now lives and works in Berlin.
His selected solo shows include: Sundoor at World’s End, La Maddalena, curated by Alessandro Possati and Don Gianmatteo Caputo Venice (2017); Slater Bradley and Ed Lachman: Look Up and Stay In Touch, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010);
Slater Bradley/MATRIX 216: The Year of the Doppelganger, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2005); Recent Acquisitions: Slater Bradley’s Doppelganger Trilogy, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2005).
His selected group shows include: Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2012); Untied Tastes of America, 28th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (2012); Commercial Break, Garage Projects, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Haunted, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2010); Landscapes, Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, Rome (2010); Installations II: Videowork from the Collection, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2009); 100 Years (Version #2), MOMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2009); Sweet Bird of Youth, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, curated by Hedi Slimane (2007); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal), curated by Dominic Molon (2007); Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea (2006); Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, curated by Matthias Ulrich (2006); video-musica-video, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, curated by Bob Nickas (2005); The Yugoslav Biennial, Vrsac, Serbia (2004); The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Metropolis Now, Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, (traveling to the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain), curated by Elga Wimmer (2001); Schau mir in die Augen, Kleines!, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, curated by René Block (2001).