Johanna Breiding works in photography, drawing, video, and collaboration to represent subjects that are marked deviant or illegible, and to experiment with forms of world-making that offer an alternative to state sanctioned legitimation. Breiding attended Scripps College, the Glasgow School of Art and received their Masters from CalArts.

They have exhibited work at art venues and museums including LAMAG (Los Angeles), Photo LA (Los Angeles), LAXART (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Elga Wimmer Gallery (New York), the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland). Breiding is a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant, and their work has been written about in Artforum, Hyperallergic, and Art in America amongst other publications. Originally from a small village in Switzerland, Johanna Breiding currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Williamstown, MA where they are an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Williams College.

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Recent News

  • Switzerland International Film Festival 2020
    The Rebel Body – Johanna Breiding and Shoghig Halajian
    Winners of Best Films about Swiss Culture
    May 25 – May 29, 2020

  • Sojourn curated by Amalia Vekri
    The Rebel Body (2019), directed by Johanna Breiding and Shoghig Halajian
    Haus N Athen, Athens, Greece
    May 18 – June 30, 2020

  • Johanna Breiding’s “Swarm II” installed as billboard
    14X48, New York, NY
    February 13 – March 15, 2020

    Conrad Ruíz in conversation with Ryan Perez
    Johanna Breiding in conversation with Jennifer Moon
    Saturday June 1, 12-1 pm
    Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • Johanna Breiding included in Offal
    Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
    August 15 – September 29