Doug Ashford (b. 1958, Rabat, Morocco) — teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate
Professor at The Cooper Union (New York). Lives and works in New York, US. Ashford’s
early art practice (1982-1996) was as a member of the collective Group Material, which
produced over forty installations and public projects. Group’s projects challenged the art
exhibition form and proposed that audiences could be invited to imagine democratic
forms, re-assign art’s relationship to history and invent new purposes for the museum.
Selected group exhibitions: In the Abstract (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary
Art, US, 2017), Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society (Whitechapel
Gallery, London, UK, 2015), Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies (Tensta
Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012), The Air We Breathe (SFMOMA, San Francisco,
US, 2012), Documenta 13 (Germany, 2012). Selected solo exhibitions: Next Day II.
Works by Doug Ashford (Wilfried Lentz gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016), Doug
Ashford. Six Paintings and One Photograph from Saturday, June 25th, 2005 (Bureau
Publik, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014), Doug Ashford (Grazer Kunstverein, Graz,