March 7, 2014June 8, 2014
Sara VanDerBeek uses photography, sculptural forms, and performative gestures to explore the construction of images and the passage of time. VanDerBeek’s most recent bodies of work relate to cities, such as Detroit and Baltimore, which have personal, historical, or political meaning for the artist, as well as distinct urban features. These projects consider cities through material and momentum, with the resulting works approaching each site’s core spirit.
November 1, 2013February 16, 2014

I Work From Home, Michelle Grabner’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition, presents her artwork as part of a varied and committed practice that also encompasses critical writing and curating. While these activities are typically separated, and placed in hierarchy, Grabner models a productively holistic approach to creative work. All of Grabner’s activities are driven by distinctive values and ideas: working outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, working across platforms and towards community.

November 1, 2013February 16, 2014
Simon Evans meticulously assembles simple materials like paper scraps, scotch tape, pencil shavings, and white-out into diagrams, maps, flowcharts and diary entries that obsessively catalogue the fragments of life. His text-based drawings, weavings, and embroideries share confessional, often humorous observations. Only Words Eaten by Experience presents a comprehensive overview of Evans’s work from the past five years.

Karl Haendel, Michael Smith, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jessica Jackson Hutchins

November 1, 2013February 16, 2014
Michelle Grabner’s survey exhibition, I Work From Home, features a replica of The Suburban, an artist project space Grabner and Brad Killam founded in 1998 in their backyard. Converted from an 8 x 8 foot storage shed and positioned in the suburbs—typically thought of as peaceful and humdrum—The Suburban offers an alternative platform for contemporary art outside of the typical hierarchies.

Jeffry Chiplis, Dana Depew, Elizabeth Emery, and Jenniffer Omaitz

August 24, 2013October 13, 2013

Everything All At Once features four Cleveland-based artists who make sense of the world through restructuring and assembling found materials. These common things—picked up, repainted, repaired, or completely transformed—navigate between the ordered space of the museum and the material jumble of the outside world.

June 28, 2013October 13, 2013
Featuring the artists Kevin Beasley, Jerry Birchfield, Julia Christensen, Jacob Ciocci, Lenka Clayton, Hilary Harnischfeger, Frank Hewitt, Leza McVey, Scott Olson, Michael E. Smith, Reverend Albert Wagner, and Lauren Yeager.
October 8, 2012September 1, 2013
Katharina Grosse’s vibrant, massively scaled paintings invite viewers to physically encounter color. Using the expanded platform of architecture, Grosse takes on ceilings, walls, and floors as “canvases,” creating a heightened awareness of space. Grosse is the first artist to be featured in MOCA Cleveland’s new annual Atrium Commission series.
May 3, 2013August 11, 2013

Light from the sun takes 8.3 minutes to reach the Earth. Light from the stars of distant galaxies can travel for thousands of years before we see it. When we look up at the sky, we are looking back in time.

March 16, 2013June 9, 2013

In addition to their solo art practices, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have collaborated on a number of projects that investigate perception and immersive environments. The Paradise Institute is one of their most ambitious and complex works to date, exploring the psychological effects of cinema.

March 16, 2013June 9, 2013
​MOCA Cleveland presents Kate Gilmore’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring a newly commissioned work. Gilmore’s performances involve physical challenges, which combine elements of humor and discomfort to address female identity, labor, and resistance.