David Levine

Born 1970 in New York. Lives and works in Berlin and New York

Solo Projects, Exhibitions and performances:

2010 Elegant Solutions, Museum of Modern Art, New York

(as part of Symposium: Audience Experiments)

2010 Hopeful, art-o-rama, Marseille

2010 Habit, Watermill Center, Watermill, New York

2010 Hopeful, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles

2009 Hopeful, Cabinet, New York

2009 Hopeful, Feinkost, Berlin

2009 Venice Saved: A Seminar, PS122, New York

2008 The Gallery will be Relocating over the Summer, Curators Without Borders, Berlin

2007 The Barber Trial, Documenta XII, Kassel

2007 2 Forms of Endurance, Galerie Magnus Muller, Berlin

2007 Bauerntheater, Biorama-Projekt, Joachimsthal

2007 Actors at Work, Cabinet Magazine, issue 25

2006 Stranger, Gershwin Hotel, New York

2004 ‘Night, Motherfucker, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise@Passerby, New York

2003 Babylon is Everywhere, Schaeberle Theater, New York

2002 The Devil You Know, Dixon Place, New York



Group Shows:

2010 Love Letters to a Surrogate, Torrance Museum, Los Angeles


2010 ArtBrussels, Feinkost Booth

2010 YOU ARE FREE, Tape Modern, Berlin

2009 Sleeper, Feinkost, Brown, London

2009 Exhibition June 13, Exhibition (NY)

2008 No Food for Visitors, Appartment22, Rabat, Morroco

2008 All I Wanted was a Pepsi, West Germany (Berlin), Malkasten (Dusseldorf), Elektrohaus (Hamburg)

2008 The Practice of Everyday Life, Feinkost, Berlin


Selected Plays (director):

2005 Messalina, by Gordon Dahlquist (premiere), SPF Festival, New York

2004 Futur de Luxe, by Igor Bauersima (workshop), Public Theater/LabyrinthTheater Co., New York

2003 Night Just Before the Forest (premiere), by Bernard-Marie Koltes, Ohio Theater, New York

2003 Romola & Nijinsky, by Lynn Alvarez (premiere), Primary Stages, New York

2002 The Flu Season, by Will Eno (workshop), New York Stage & Film

2002 Shoppers, by Denis Johnson (premiere), Vineyard Theater, New York

2001 Shoppers, by Denis Johnson (workshop), Sundance Theater Lab

2001 Hellhound on my Trail, by Denis Johnson (premiere), Atlantic Theater, New York

1999 Richard 3, Ludlow Street Municipal Parking Lot, NYC

1997 Black Samba, by Mick Collins (premiere), Soho Rep, New York




Nikki Columbus, Double Play, Artforum.com, June 1, 2010

Michael Rush, Interview with David Levine, Art International Radio, May 7, 2010

Jennifer Landes, Post-Postmodern Habits, The Easthampton Star, May 6, 2010

Tom Sellar, The City’s Best (and Not So Best) Progressive Theater, The Village Voice, Jan 5-12, 2010

Ana Texeira Pinto, "Susan Boyle, C’est Moi" [review], Von Hundert 010, 2009

Naoko Kaltschmidt, "Hopeful" [review], Spike, Autumn 2009

Dominikus Mueller, "Hopeful" [review], Artforum, October 2009

Ana Finel Honigman "Critic’s Pick: Hopeful", Artforum.com, August , 2009

Dominikus Mueller, "Hoffnung auf Erfolg," TAZ, July 8, 2009

Kari Rittenbach, "Keeping the Hope Alive", Art in America.com, July 8, 2009

Ana Finel Honigman, "Inside the Actors’ Portrait Studio," Interview.com, 18 May, 2009

Helen Shaw, "Venice Saved: A Seminar ", Time Out New York, April 2-8, 2009

Jason Zinoman, "The Audience has its Say during the Performance", The New York Times, April 1, 2009

Tom Murrin, "Stage Notes: Venice Saved: A Seminar" Paper Magazine Online, March 19, 2009

David Cote, "Politics as Unusual at PS122", Time Out New York Online, March 19th, 2009

Alexis Soloski, "Mr. High Concept", The Village Voice, March 17-24,2009

Gary Winter, "Venice Saved: A Seminar", The Brooklyn Rail, March 2009

"Christian Hawkey in conversation with David Levine," The Believer, Winter, 2009

Kimberly Bradley, "The Battle for Berlin;’ Manhattan, Nov/Dec 2008

Saatchi Gallery Online, The Practice of Everyday Life, August 19, 2008

Astrid Mania, "Berlin Dispatches," Art Review #25, September, 2008.

"Bauerntheater Production Diary" in Theater, 2008

"Hopefuls," in Cabinet, Issue 31, 2008

"Actors at Work," in Cabinet, Issue 25, 2007

"Bad Art & Objecthood," in Art/US , Issue 13, May-June2006

"Re-Public," in Theater, 2005

"Babylon is Everywhere," in Theater, 2004

Marvin Carlson, "David Levine’s Bauerntheater: The Return of the Matrix" TDR, Fall, 2008, 52:3

Alix Rule, "David Levine in Conversation with Alix Rule," Saatchi Gallery Online, July 2008

Walter Robbins, "Art Opening as Theater in Berlin", Artnet, June 24, 2008

Hanne Seitz, "Alles nur Theater oder Wirklicher als die Wirklichkeit?", Paragrana, Spring 2008

Geoffrey Scott & Aaron Cedolia, "David Levine & Bauerntheater", BOMB, #100

Thomas Irmer, "Auf fruchtbarem Boden" Shakespeare (Norway), Maska (Latvia), Didaskalia (Poland)

July 2007, October 2007, May 2008,

Wolfgang Behrens, "Wer Erntet die Dickste Kartoffeln?" Theater der Zeit, June 2007

Anja Quickert, "Das Kartoffel-Konzept" TheaterHeute, June, 2007

Daniel Volzke, "Ertragreich," Tagesspiegel , May 21, 2007

Florence Gould Foundation Commissioning Grant for Venice Saved, 2008
Etants Donnés (French-American Fund for Performance) Commissioning Grant for Venice Saved, 2008
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship for Cross-Disciplinary/Performative work, 2007
German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), Commissioning grant for Bauerntheater

Director, Studio Program, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin