bio

James Hoff (b. 1975) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompasses painting, sound, performance, and publishing among other media. He has performed and exhibited his artwork extensively throughout the United States and Europe over the last ten years. Hoff is also a co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. Recent solo museum exhibitions include The Air You Breathe is Metallic at Anne Leonowens Gallery at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada; B=R=I=C=K=I=N=G at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; and Black Box, Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna (BACO) in Bergamo, Italy. Two-person and group exhibitions include We are the Center…, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York; Eugen Gomringer &, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; Exploring Compositional Epistemologies A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan; and Drop Shadow, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway. Readings, talks, and performances by Hoff have taken place at Mass MoCa, North Adams, Massachusetts; Artist’s Space, New York; MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Issue Project Room, New York; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; and La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels, Belgium.