Barbara Bloom (b. Los Angeles, California: 1951) lives and works in New York City. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Serpentine Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Friedricianum, Kassel; Kunsthalle Zürich; Dia Art Foundation, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Venice Biennale; Kunstverein München, Munich; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; SITE Santa Fe; La Bienale de Venezuela, Caracas; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York. An extensive survey of her work, The Collections of Barbara Bloom, was organized in 2007-8 by Brian Wallis for the International Center of Photography, New York, and traveled to MartinGropius-Bau in Berlin. Bloom has received a multitude of awards, grants, and fellowships including Due Mille Prize at the Venice Biennale; Grant for Visual Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Guggenheim Fellowship; Getty Research Institute; the National Endowment of the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others. She is represented in public and private collections internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; International Center of Photography, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne; Groninger Museum, Groningen; Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, among many others.