Born 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts
Lives and works in New York


2011 MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2004 BFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Murray Guy, New York
Karma International, Zurich
2015 Body Bound Notations, Overduin & Co, Los Angeles
Vice Versa Cave, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Early Awnings, with Henning Bohl, Blaffer Museum, Houston
2014 Body Bound Notations, Halle Für Kunst, Lüneburg
Subharmonic Lick Thicket, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
2013 Ear Tone Box, Murray Guy, New York
Pied Piper Part Two: Ringing Rocks, Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel
2012 Karma International, Zürich
Looking at Listening
 (with Ei Arakawa), Taka Ishii, Tokyo
Pied Piper, Part 1, Audio Visual Arts, New York
2011 Be a speaker. So be it… (with Ei Arakawa & Gela Patashuri), CAC Brétigny, Brétigny, France
Be a speaker. So be it… (with Ei Arakawa & Gela Patashuri), Showroom, London
2010 A Queer Balance, Audio Visual Arts, New York
Welcome to the White Bottom (with Lucy Dodd), Pro Choice, Vienna
2009 Shindisi Autocenter (with Ei Arakawa & Gela Patashuri), New Jerseyy, Basel
Quasar <> Lanterns (with Ei Arakawa), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
2006 Water and Stone, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Art-Music-Dance, Staging the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
Room & Board & Crate & Barrel & Mother Vertical (collaboration with Ei Arakawa, Gela Patashuri, and Sergei Tcherepnin), Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis
Autobiography, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
DAS INSTITUT, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
2015 The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York
The Radiants, Bortolami, New York
Corruption Feeds Strings (concert with Will Benedict and Grieg Academy String Quartet), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Signal Failure, Pace Gallery, London
AFTERSOUND: Frequency, Attack, Return, Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Greater New York, PS I MoMA, Long Island City, NY
A Fragile But Marvelous Life, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
2014 NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2014 Whitney Biennial,
 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Love Aids Riot Sex 2, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin
Looking Back: 8th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York
The Granite Block, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
Psychotic Music School (collaboration with Will Benedict), Pro Choice, Paris
2013 Soundings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kamikaze Loggia, Georgian Pavillion (with Gela Patashuri & Ei Arakawa), 55th Venice Biennale, Venice
A Stone Left Unturned, Yvon Lambert, Paris
Descartes’ Daughter (curated by Piper Marshall), Swiss Institute, New York
2012 The Imminence of Poetics, XXX Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
TCCA NEW THEATER, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
SOUNDWORKS, Institute for Contemporary Art, London
Meeting Point, Mt Tremper Arts, New York
2011 A form is simply something which allows something else to be transported from one site to another, Murray Guy, New York
Tax Day News & Smoke,
Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
Globe: For Frankfurt and the World,
Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt
CAA MFA Exhibition,
Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York
2010 Hurt Locker Instruments (with Ei Arakawa, Gela Patashuri, Mari Mukai), Casco, Utrecht, Germany
On Publications, Portraits, Public Art, and Performance, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Quadruple Consciousness (with Ei Arakawa), Vox Populi, Philadelphia
The Brown Bear: Neither Particular nor General, Recess Art, New York
Betlemi Mikro-Raioni, various locations, Tbilisi, Georgia
TBILISI 6. Never On Sunday (with Ei Arakawa), various locations, Tbilisi, Georgia
2009 TBILISI 5. Wednesday was Thursday (with Ei Arakawa, Gela Patashuri, and Daniel Baumann), various locations, Tbilisi, Georgia

Selected Performances

2015 Maize Mantis (with Lucy Dodd), The Kitchen, New York
2014 The Center for Experimental Lectures at Recess, New York
2013 Performance with Woody Sullender, Synth Nights, The Kitchen, New York
Performance with Aki Takahashi and Ei Arakawa, Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Finding Personality (magnetism for your room), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland
2012 ARCHICACTUS (Outgrow/Autogrow) (with Ei Arakawa), The Imminence of Poetics, XXX Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Between the Concert and the Wall, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Duo with Woody Sullender, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
New Moon, New Sound (with Lucy Dodd and Dawn Kaspar), Balice, Hertling & Lewis, New York
Tropical Year Zero (with Lucy Dodd), Issue Project Room, New York
2011 Into the Heartmind (with Lucy Dodd), Performa 11, Clemente Soto Velez, New York
Look Inside (with Nils Bech & Bendik Giske), Performa 11, New Museum, New York
Solo performance, APNews, Zurich
Duo with Woody Sullender, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY
Bowerbird, Philadelphia
The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA
Be a speaker. So be it… (with Ei Arakawa & Gela Patashuri), Bétonsalon, Paris
Massage Performances, 47 Canal, New York
Moon Marriage, Jupiter’s Ring, Société, Berlin
Duo with Woody Sullender, Abrons Art Center, New York
Reorienting Orientationalism, New Directions (haircolour) (with Ei Arakawa & Henning Bohl), Sound, Art & Performance Festival, Tokyo
Wonder Site, Tokyo
2010 Screen Play (by Christian Marclay, with Kato Hideki & Marina Rosenfeld), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
All Apologies (with Ei Arakawa), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Tsarz Carz: Presenting… Fallout Special! (with Stefan Tcherepnin, in Marina Rosenfeld’s Installation, “P.A.”), Marian Spore, Brooklyn, NY
I Feel a Vague Nausea, The Stone, New York
Æuroasia (with Tobias Madison & Nils Bech), Kunstraum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland
Welcome to the White Bottom (with Lucy Dodd), Pro Choice, Vienna
Paloma Presents Sergei Tcherepnin & Nils Bech, Swiss Institute, Milan
Do it yourself, improvise! What a great injustice this is (with Lucy Dodd), Pro Choice, Vienna
Endemic: A Very Noisy Silent Film (with Sari Carel), Momenta Art, New York
2009 Sky, Horse and Death (with Ei Arakawa), Calling Out of Context Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Lanterns ⇔ Quasar (with Ei Arakawa), White Heat, Stuttgart, Germany
TBILISI 6. Never On Sunday, (with Ei Arakawa), various locations, Tbilisi, Georgia
Body Vortex, for “The Fantastic Tavern: The Tbilisi Avant-Garde,” Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
Solo Performance, “Telluric Currents,” i-Beam, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Regenerations, performed by St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY
Regenerations, performed by Da Capo Chamber Players, Merkin Concert Hall, New York
Rainbow Spirals, Diapason Gallery for Sound, New York
Sound and Story, “Music with a View,” Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, New York
Nowhere You! Everywhere The Electric! (with Nate Wooley, Jeremiah Cymerman, Tucker Andrews, & Grey Gersten), The Stone, New York
2007 Voices of the Wind, performed by American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Yale University, New Haven
Look Up Firefly the Night is Calling, performed by Dinosaur Annex, Boston
2006 Voices of the Wind, performed by University of Maryland Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University of Maryland, MD
2005 Fragment Fantasy, Cami Hall, New York
Pythons of Ashen Stone, performed by Highland String Quartet, Massachusetts
2004 Look Up Firefly the Night is Calling, performed by Da Capo Chamber Players, Merkin Concert Hall, New York; Moscow Composers Union Concert Hall, Moscow; St. Petersburg Composers Union Concert Hall, St. Petersburg
Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


2014 The Villa Romana Fellowship, Florence, Italy
Artadia/NADA Award
2012 Artist in Residence, Issue Project Room, New York
2011 Artist in Residence, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
2010 Second Prize, Tokyo Wonder Site Sound Art Festival
2009 Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida
2008 New Works Residency, Diapason Gallery for Sound, New York
2007 Associate Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida

Books and Monographs

2012 Sergei Tcherepnin and Ei Arakawa. Looking at Listening. Tokyo: Taka Ishi Gallery, 2012.

Selected Bibliography

2015 Guthery, Summer. “Sergei Tcherepnin.” Frieze, no. 172 (June 2015), p. 185
Levin, Kim. “The radiants.” ARTnews (May 2015), p. 102
Mizota, Sharon. “Sergei Tcherepnin makes music with his viewers.” LA Times, 3 April 2015
Piwowarska, Barbara. “Sergei Tcherepnin: Vice versa cave.” Art Review (June 2015), p. 135
2014 Battaglia, Andy. “Sergei Tcherepnin.” Flash Art, no. 298 (October 2014), pp. 98–99
Bryant, Eric. “The Young Guns: 8 Whitney Biennial Artists Born after 1980.” Artspace, 6 March 2014
Cappetta, Andrew. “Listening at the Biennial.” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 36, no. 3 (2014), pp. 57–65
Eppley, Charles. “Listening Deeply to the 2014 Whitney Biennial.” Hyperallergic, 28 May 2014
Eppley, Charles. “As Queer Listening: An Interview with Sergei Tcherepnin.”, 17 September 2014
McQuaid, Cate. “Sergei Tcherepnin creates works for the senses at MIT.” Boston Globe, 12 July 2014
Mizota, Sharon. “Sergei Tcherepnin makes music with his viewers.”  LA Times, 3 April 2015.
Russeth, Andrew. “The 2014 Whitney Biennial.” Gallerist, 6 March 2014
Smith, Roberta. “Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual.” New York Times, 14 February 2014, p. C30
Upitis, Alice. List Projects: Sergei Tcherepnin. Exhibition brochure. Cambridge, MA: MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2014
2013 Castets, Simon. “All the Right Noises: Interview with Sergei Tcherepnin.” Mousse, no. 38 (April/May 2013), pp. 210–215
Chamberlain Colby. “Sergei Tcherepnin at Murray Guy.” Artforum (May 2013), pp. 327–28
Cotter, Holland. “Sergei Tcherepnin at Murray Guy.” The New York Times, 19 April 2013, p. C26
Guthrie, Kayla. “First Look: Sergei Tcherepnin.” Art in America (April 2013), p. 29
Kumpf, Lawrence. “Highlights: Sergei Tcherepnin.” Kaleidoscope, no. 18 (Summer 2013), pp. 14–19
Linnert, Nicolas. “Sergei Tcherepnin at Murray Guy.” Frieze, no. 156 (May 2013), p. 236
London, Barbara. “Soundings: From the 1960s to the Present.” In Soundings: A Contemporary Score. Ed. Barbara London. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2013, pp. 8–15, esp. p. 13
Lord, Jordan. “Sergei Tcherepnin: Critic’s Pick.”, 6 April 2013
Tcherepnin, Sergei, with introduction by Caroline Busta. “1000 Words: Sergei Tcherepnin and Gela Patashuri talk about the Bakhneli Archive, 2013.” Artforum (April 2013), pp. 228–229
Tcherepnin, Sergei. [Statement.] In Soundings: A Contemporary Score. Ed. Barbara London. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2013, pp. 66–69
2012 Beta, Andy. “Getting Literal about ‘Inner Beauty.’” The Wall Street Journal, 9 November 2012
Cappetta, Andrew. “Breaking Down the 4th Wall – Again.” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2012
da Fonseca-Wollheim, Corinna. “I Hear, and Become, the Body Electric: Sergei Tcherepnin’s Music for One at Issue Project Room.” The New York Times, 28 November 2012
“Dialogue: Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender.” Issue Project Room,, 4 April 2012
Matsui, Midori. “Geijyutsu no Kaitai to Atarashii Gekijyo (Deconstruction of Art and New Theatre).” Bijutsu Techo (April 2012)
McGarry, Kevin. “Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin at Taka Ishi Gallery, Tokyo.” Art Agenda, 22 January 2012
Perez-Oramas, Luis, et. al. XXX Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics. São Paulo: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, 2012
“Sergei Tcherepnin.” Goings on About Town: Art, The New Yorker, 18 June 2012
2011 Peterson, Spencer. “Tcherepnin and Sullender probe social dynamics with noise.” C-Ville, 22 November 2011