Steve Rowell

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April: Whole Life Academy II workshop and congress, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Silent Green, Berlin

March: Watershed Art & Ecology, Chicago


December: Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys project premiere, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene OR

September: I Never Read Book Festival at Schaulager, Basel

June: Whole Life Academy II online group assembly, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Silent Green, Berlin

February: Ways of Reading Symposium, Kadist Foundation, e-flux, New York


November: Background Listening Post, Goethe Institut, Kansas City

November: Cold Coast Archive, L’Atelier, Nantes, France

September: NEW 5 group show, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City

September: Anthropocene River, group show, SIU Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

September: Midstream at Twilight, Environmental Impact group exhibition, Hofstra University Museum of Art, New York

July: Midstream at Twilight, Stormy Weather group exhibition, Museum Arnhem, the Netherlands

May: Whole Life Academy: Archives and Reality, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

March: Diagrams of Power, Onomatopee Projects, Eindhoven

March: Lineage and Impact group show, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City


September-December: Digital Trash, group exhibition, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University

July: Diagrams of Power, OCAD, Toronto

May-November: Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, group exhibition with Mark Dion, Jenny Kendler, Maya Lin, Mike Nelson, Mary Mattingly, Rebecca Smith, and others, Storm King Art Center, New York

May-September: Groundwork, expanded landscape group exhibition with Steve McQueen, Francis Alÿs, Manon de Boer, Janet Cardiff, Rosemary Lee, Sean Lynch, Christina Mackie, and Semiconductor, Cornwall, UK

March: How to Be in Two Places at Once colloquium, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York City


September: Midstream at Twilight Minnesota premiere, World of Matter Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

March 30: ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Department of Architecture, Zurich

March 13-19: Parallelograms, French premiere, 2017 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin film festival, Paris

October - March: Parallelograms, Californian premiere, California Museum of Photography, Riverside


December: Parallelograms, conference & Dutch premiere, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam

November: Routes of Least Surveillance map (with the Institute for Applied Autonomy), New Cities Future Ruins, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas

October: Texas Oil Landscan (with CLUI), 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

September: Parallelograms, Pennsylvanian premiere, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

July: Midstream at Twilight, group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

June: Parallelograms & Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype), Swedish premiere for both films,
European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts annual conference: CONTROL,
in coordination with a panel organized by Dehlia Hannah, Stockholm

May-July: Parallelograms, US Premiere, Start Here. Finish Here. solo installation, Spaces Gallery during the 2016 Republican National Convention, Cleveland

February: Parallelograms, World, European, & German premiere, Transmediale festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


November: Forest Threnody projection and sound event, Garrison Theater, Scripps College, Claremont

October: ARROWHEAD projection and sound event, Nelson Series panel on drought in California , H. Mudd College, Claremont

July: screening of "In the Best of All Possible Worlds", The Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles

June: artist talk, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin

June: artist residency, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin

March: Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene group show, INOVA Gallery, Milwaukee

March: Art + Technology: Remote Sensing panel, Caltech, Pasadena

February: artist residency, Pitzer College / Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont

January: Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas group show, with CLUI, Nottingham Contemporary Museum, Nottingham


November: Title TBD (Test Structure Prototype), in collaboration with Lucy Raven, CLUI Desert Research Station open house, Hinkley, California

November: Parallelograms photo grids, artist project, Cabinet Magazine, Issue 54, Fall 2014

October: Parallelograms video excerpt, Art as Research group exhibition, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

September: In the Best of all Possible Worlds video,Trans-Farm, Apexart sponsored group show, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit

August: In the Best of all Possible Worlds video, Presentism film festival, WhiteSpace, Atlanta

May: Encounters at the Edge of the Forest group exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago

April: Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype), CounterCurrent festival, University of Houston Mitchell Center, Houston

March: Ecotone Lab group exhibition, Actual Size Gallery in partnership with USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles

January: Menwith Hill After the Rain in CounterIntelligence group exhibition, Barnicke Gallery, Toronto


November: Points of Presence in The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

September: Networked Nation: The Landscape of the Internet in America, (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

July: Biennial of the Americas group exhibition, Draft Urbanism, 2209 Broadway (billboard), Denver

June: Uncanny Sensing (Wisconsin Prototype) solo exhibition, INOVA Gallery, UW, Milwaukee

May: Perishable: An Exploration of the Refrigerated Landscape of America, (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

April: Artistic Research Science Fair, hosted by D. Graham Burnett, Museum of Modern Art, New York

April: Seminar lecture, Obermann Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Iowa

February: Omniscience & Contingency: Landscapes of Military Intelligence and Terror Simulation panel paper, CAA 2013, New York


November: The Cold Coast Archive exhibition - (with Annesofie Norn and Signe Lidén), Rom8, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen [Re:place Blog]

May: The Cold Coast Archive exhibition - (with Annesofie Norn and Signe Lidén), Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh Exhibit PDF

March: Suspension of Disbelief curatorial project, DC 5X5 city-wide public art initiative, Washington, D.C.

February: "Sites of Monumental Institutional Response to Catastrophe", talk, Association of American Geographers 2012 Annual Meeting, New York

February: "The Cold Coast Archive" video presentation,The Long Now Foundation SALT seminar, San Francisco


July: Telegraph (live video broadcast), Field Broadcast: Seven Sunsets, 20:13 EDT 07/28/2011,Washington, D.C.

July: ASAP Kamp Kippy residency, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

June: A-Z West in Context: A Spatial Analysis (article), Afterall, issue 27 - mapping

May: Incidental Soundscapes: High and Low, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

May: Hollow Earth (sound installation / performance), Performances in Hansaviertel, TiergartenEins, Berlin

March: Ultimate High Ground (online version), Triple Canopy, New York

February: A Field Guide to Future Island (fieldwork) with Annesofie Norn and Signe Lidén, Svalbard, Norway. Kulturkontakt Nord, the Norsk kulturråd and the Long Now Foundation


November - December: Routes of Least Surveillance (with the Institute for Applied Autonomy, credited as SITE-R), Saint Étienne International Design Biennial, Saint Étienne, France

July - October: Background Listening Post, Angst in Form, Werkleitz Festival, Halle (Saale), Germany. See this project webpage for more

June : Two bus tours: Military Landscapes of the NE & Post-Industrial and Future Landscapes of the NE, GURU, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

May - October: Greater New York 2010 (with An Atlas of Radical Cartography), P.S.1, New York

May 21-23: TelePort – A Tour of the Lizard's Landscape of Telecommunication, conference and bus tour, Falmouth Convention, Cornwall

May: Ultimate High Ground Global Map, Theater of Peace group show, NGBK, Berlin Order a copy of the map

March - May: The Sonic Boom Archive, Aural Indicators, Contemporary Conflict Institute, Troy, New York

March 31: Show and (Fore)Tell event, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

March: The Atrocity Exhibition group show, FEINKOST, Berlin

February: American Oil Vol. I audio piece for Framework & Resonance FM, London

January: Contribution to The Redactor (ed. Neal White), for the The Incidental Person exhibition at Apexart, New York


December: ZEIGEN, an Audio Tour group show, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

December: Crisis: Exercises in the State of Emergency (Krise. EinÜbungen in den Ausnahmezustand) group show, Villa Ichon, Bremen

November: Ultimate High Ground, UK, for Arts Catalyst's Dark Places group show, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

November: Overt Research Project (with The Office of Experiments), for Arts Catalyst's Dark Places group show, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

October: New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape (with CLUI), LACMA, Los Angeles

October: Urban Crude: The Oil Fields of the Los Angeles Basin (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

October: Mountain Radio Redux, Herbst Radio 99.1, Berlin

June: Radical Nature - Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 group show (with CLUI), Barbican Art Centre, London

May: Not A Cornfield (with Lauren Bon & The Metabolic Studio), George Eastman House, Rochester

January: Texas Oil (with CLUI), Blaffer Gallery, Houston


September: TX AUX IN (with SIMPARCH), The Marfa Sessions, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa

September: Experimental Geography (with CLUI), Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

July: Room Tone (18 sounds in 6 models), A group project by Brandon LaBelle, Staalplaat Record Shop, Tuned City Festival, Berlin

July: Autotechnogeoglyphics: Vehicular Test Tracks in America (with CLUI), Between Bridges London

February: Routes of Least Surveillance (with the Institute for Applied Autonomy, credited as SITE-R), An Atlas of Radical Cartography, Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse

Sound design and composition for Deborah Stratman's film O'er The Land


November:Routes of Least Surveillance (with the Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) as SITE-R), An Atlas of Radical Cartography,Gallery 400, Chicago

October:Routes of Least Surveillance (with the Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) as SITE-R), An Atlas of Radical Cartography,LACE, Los Angeles

September: Exhibit Poster Retrospective (with CLUI), The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

July: Hinterland Redux: Things Changed and Not, in the Desert Proper, bus tour. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

June: Pavement Paradise (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

Feb: Vacation: Dauphin Island (with CLUI), The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

January: Hydromancy (in collaboration with SIMPARCH), Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso


October: Shock and Awe (with SIMPARCH), Year_06 Art Fair in conjunction with Frieze Art Fair 2006, London

October: Dissipation and Disintegration (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

June: Boron: The Element of Place, bus tour. Afterall, Los Angeles

May: Gloom and Doom I (with SIMPARCH), Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati

May: Gloom and Doom II (with SIMPARCH), Arnoff Center for the Arts Gallery, Cincinnati

March : CLUI Touch-screen Informational Display (with CLUI), Whitney Biennial 2006, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


September: Interstate (group show, with CLUI), Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

June: Southern California Landscape Information Display (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

May : Weather Radio, Materials + Applications / 88.5 FM, Los Angeles

May: Three Projects Revisited (with CLUI), Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, New York

March: Terminal Island (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

March : KDRS, The CLUI Desert Research Station, Hinkley, California

January: Immersed Remains: Towns Submerged in America (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles


October : Site:Nonsite:Quartzsite (in collaboration with AUDC), High Desert Test Sites 2004, Joshua Tree, California

August: Wendover, USA (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

May: Emergency State: First Responder and Law Enforcement Training Architecture (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

April: Diversions & Dislocations: California's Owens Valley (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

March: Loop Feedback Loop: The Big Picture of Traffic Control In Los Angeles (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

February: A View into the Pipe: East Central Interceptor Sewer (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles


October: The Nellis Range Complex - Revisited (with CLUI), Ibid Projects, London

September: Ground-Up: Photographs of the Ground in the Margins of Los Angeles (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

July: West Coast Points: A Linear Portrait from North to South (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

July: The Best Dead Mall in America: A Photographic Documentation and Indefinite Installation (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

June: Between Oregon and Mexico: The California Coastal Records Project (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

February: The Silent Key: Incursions into Knob Culture (Mountain Radio performance with Mason Cooley) (touring performance) Sheffield, Glasgow, Brighton, London

February: The Most Expensive Space in North America, Form + Function group show (with AUDC), Chapman Univ. - Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, California

January: Property in the Harper Lake Basin: A Project of the CLUI Desert Research Station (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles


September: Antarctic 1: Views Along Antarctica's First Highway (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

August: One Wilshire: Telco Hotel Central (with CLUI), CLUI,Los Angeles

June: Alternate Routes: An Aerial Survey of the 'Inland Empire'group show (with CLUI) The California Museum of Photography, The University of California - Riverside

June: Ecovention – Current Art to Transform Ecologies group show (with CLUI), Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art - Cincinnati

March: Proximity Issue: The Barricades of the Federal District (with CLUI), CLUI, Los Angeles

January: Genius Loci (with CLUI), The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC) - Los Angeles

January: Genius Loci (Mountain Radio Project performance with Mason Cooley), (SCIARC) - Los Angeles

January: Lobby in Rear - DIY lo-fi electronic sounds (Mountain Radio Project with Mason Cooley), The Schindler House & The MAK-Schindler Scholarship Program - Los Angeles


December: Hallucination of Theory, readings by Sylvère Lotringer, Chris Kraus, & Giovanni Intra (Mountain Radio performance with Mason Cooley), China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles

December: 100 Years of Radio (Mountain Radio performance with Mason Cooley), Lat / Long: 34.08'52" x - 118.26'17", Los Angeles

September: Fresh Kills: Six Proposals, Los Angeles

August: Back to the Bay: An Exploration of the Marginal Zones of the San Francisco Bay (with CLUI), The Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco

August: Vision Embraces the World (Mountain Radio performance with Mason Cooley), Echo Park Projects, Los Angeles