Lives in New York (), born in Los Angeles ().
The sculptural practice of American artist Allan McCollum is grounded in a clinical commentary upon one of the great critical quandaries of art in the post-modern era: the erosion of the traditional concept of the artwork’s aura under the pressure of an ever-expanding apparatus of mass production. His work thereby becomes an exemplary hybrid of hieratic painterly ideals, industrial image (re)production, and the poppy charm of Appropriation Art – the defining critical presence in the early eighties’ east coast art scene.
>Allan McCollum, 100 Plaster Surrogates, 1982.Installation, oil, plaster, 218 x 950 x 5 cm.
> Exhibition: The collection I – Fall 2002. 31 August 2002 - 10 November 2002.
> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.
> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
> Exhibition: The collection XXX – The Museum of Forgotten History, with intervention by Maarten Vanden Eynde. 29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.
> Exhibition: The Eightees – A Decade of Extremes. 17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.
> Ensemble: Must Art Be?.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.