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Sean Raspet

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015


Inspired by technology and consumer society, Sean Raspet’s work extends beyond the sphere of art to intervene in the fields of science, food production, and finance. A number of his projects focus on how systems mutate and change material form, resulting in an approach to abstraction that involves working with intangible elements such as chemical compounds, currency valuation and financialization, legal administration, and data processing. Raspet became a self-taught chemist in order to produce compounds such as artificial flavors and fragrance formulations, cleaning products, new food prototypes, and a synthetic DNA tracking gel among others. His works do not merely circulate within the context of the exhibition space, but instead are “metabolized” both inside and outside of the art context—and sometimes quite literally within the human body.

Sean Raspet (b. 1981, Washington D.C.) is an artist and entrepreneur who lives and works between Los Angeles and Detroit. He has worked in the Research and Development department at Soylent and is a co-founder of Nonfood, a company that specializes in algae-based food products. Solo exhibitions of his work include the Soylent R&D Promotional Trade Show Booth at Frieze, New York; Minibar, Stockholm; Société, Berlin; Appendix Project Space, Portland; and Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami. Raspet’s work has also been represented in group shows, including Okayama Art Summit, Okayama; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Vienna Biennale, Vienna; The Artist’s Institute, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; and Palm Beach Biennial, West Palm Beach.


New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen

Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Installation view, New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019

Receptor-Binding Variations

Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Installation view, Receptor-Binding Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018

Deformulation

Société, Berlin 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Installation view, Deformulation, Société, Berlin, 2015

Calculus of Negligence

Duo exhibition with Marte Eknæs, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Installation view, Calculus of Negligence, Room East, New York, 2015

Solo exhibitions

  • 2021

    Various Small Fires, Los Angeles

  • 2020

    Société, Berlin

  • 2019

    New Molecules and Stem Cell Retinoid Screen, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong

    slashart, with Kota Ezawa, San Francisco

  • 2018

    Structure, The Artist’s Institute, Hunter College, New York

    Receptor-Building Variations, Bridget Donahue, New York

  • 2016

    Soylent R&D Promotional Trade Show Booth, Frieze New York Art Fair, New York

  • 2015

    Arche Apeiron, with Eva Löfdahl, Minibar, Stockholm

    Calculus of Negligence, with Marte Eknæs, Room East, New York

    Xyzzy, with Kelly Akashi, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles

    Deformulation, Société, Berlin

  • 2014

    Residuals, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

    Untitled (Registration/PIN: G0009296/78GY76DM; G0009297/99ER43TB; G0009298/39ZL54SJ), New Galerie, New York

    New Flavors and Fragrances, New Galerie, Paris

  • 2013

    Entity∆: Advance Viewing (featuring 2Registration::(ÒUntz‘tled (Police Incident (7[c])) 6, (((2007-2012) 2007-2011. Ó) Ó) 2012) 2012 – 2013), Appendix Project Space, Portland

  • 2012

    Untitled (Sublet), Bund Deutscher Architekten, Berlin

  • 2011

    Binder, Société, Berlin

  • 2010

    As If Written In, The Kitchen, New York

    20/02, Max Hans Daniel, Berlin

  • 2008

    A Brief History, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami

    The Generations, Daniel Reich Gallery, Chelsea Hotel Space, New York

    The Ones We Work For, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

  • 2007

    A Modest Proposal, Daniel Reich Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London

Group exhibitions

  • 2019

    with Kota Ezawa, Slash Art, San Francisco

    Okayama Art Summit, Okayama

    Cookbook, La Panacée, Montpellier

  • 2018

    I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

  • 2017

    Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, de Young Museum, San Francisco

    What’s Up Doc?, curated by Pierre-Alexandre and Charles Teyssou, New Galerie, Paris

    99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit

    Heart of the Tin Man, M Woods Museum, Beijing

  • 2016

    Vinny Dotolo Summer Group Show, M+B, Los Angeles

    War Games, Curated by Benjamin Godsill, Moran Bondaroff, Detroit

    Not in the Berlin Biennale, Berlin Biennale 2016, Berlin

    ESPERANTO, Curated by CURA, Rowing Projects, London

  • 2015

    1,000 Islands, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

    Office Space, YBCA, San Francisco

    In the Flesh Part l: Subliminal Substances, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles

    PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU 2.0, The Swiss Institute, New York

    Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris

    …Looking down at myself from the second floor of an Italian restaurant in the Catskills…,American Medium, Brooklyn

    Any Human Measure, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles

    DIDING – An Interior That Remains an Exterior?, Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

    Castles Burning, Room East, New York

  • 2014

    Passive Collect,Chin’s Push, Los Angeles

    Scars of Our Revolution,Yvon Lambert, Paris

    Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Caitlin Keogh, Sean Raspet, Pam Lins, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

    The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, C L E A R I N G, New York

    +/-, The Artist’s Institute, New York

  • 2013

    Time Machine, M-ARCO Foundation, Marseille, France

    Digital Infinity, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

    Rematerialized, New York Gallery/New Galerie, New York

  • 2012

    Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, organized by Artie Vierkant, Higher Pictures, New York

    Domino Effect, Catherine Bastide, Brussels

    Motion, Seventeen Gallery, London

    In Practice: You never look at me from the place from which I see you, Sculpture Center, New York

    Images Rendered Bare, Vacant, Recognizable, Stadium, New York

    Jannic Yoray, Jeanette Mundt, Sean Raspet, Gruppenausstellung 3, Société, Berlin

    Synthetic Vertigo, Elaine, Basel

    BCC#8, Control Room, Los Angeles

  • 2011

    Forms and Inflections, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco

    Untitled Document, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

    Discursive Arrangements, or Stubbornly Persistent Illusions, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

  • 2010

    A Relative Expanse, Curated by Maxwel G. Graham, Renwick Gallery, New York

    The Morning News, Curated by Lumi Tan, BE-PART Contemporary Art Center, Waregem

  • 2009

    RU-486 Artisterium, Curated by Benjamin Godsill, Tbilisi

    Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth Street, New York

    Convention, Curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA, Miami

    If the Dogs are Barking, Artist’s Space, New York

    To One Whose Love was Service with Amir Mogharabi, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

    1999 – Ten Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles

    The Shape of Things to Come, The Saatchi Gallery, London

    A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai

  • 2008

    Intrude: Art & Life 366, Curated by Biljana Ciric, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai

    Palm Beach Biennial, Gavlak, West Palm Beach

    PDF, Curated by Summer Guthry, Lumi Tan and Nicholas Weist, Various Locations

    Without Walls, Museum 52, New York

    Poster Project, Nine Things, Frankfurt

    Whitney ISP Studio Practice Exhibition, New York

  • 2007

    Ilya Lipkin, Sean Raspet, Ned Vena, Organized by Arnd Seibert, Cohan and Leslie, New York

    Untitled (Perfect Lovers), BC Project Room, New York

    Inaugural Exhibition, Museum 52, New York

  • 2006

    Frisbee – Poster Project, Miami

  • 2005

    Cynisme, Atelier Ford, Geneva

  • 2004

    Cardboard Motherboard, Numbers Gallery, London