Untitled 2, from A series of Catastrophes and Celebrations
potassium nitrate, charcoal, sulfur, aluminum powder
Light jet 48” x 59.5




Lives and works in Los Angeles


2006-2007 Masters in Philosophy, Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2003-2005 MFA, Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

2012 Projekt Papier, Soutterain Gallery, Berlin
2012 Knowledges, Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles
2011 A voyage around my room, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, Italy
2011 Between document and fiction, Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal
2011 Mining the archive, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2011 ‘Quick chant’, (selected by Shana Lutker), LAXART, Los Angeles
2010 Lovingly, Rose Peebles, Brand Library Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 A Man Asleep, LM Projects, Los Angeles
2009 Trust Fall, The Whitechapel Gallery, London
2009 The Awful Parenthesis, (curated by Aram Moshayedi), Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 I’ll be your mirror, Bank, Los Angeles
2007 Body/Talk/City, Dublin Docklands, Dublin
2007 Backing down, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2007 Beyond image: photography in contemporary art: The Armory, Pasadena
2007 The Afterlife, The Hockney Gallery, London
2006 A series of catastrophes and celebrations, solo show, Bank, Los Angeles
2006 Wight Biennale, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
2006 Videos IM Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

Lectures, Artist Talks

2012 Artist Talk, UCLA Photography Department, invited by James Welling
2011 “Language & Uncertainty: Kim Schoen and Cody Trepte,” LM Projects, Los Angeles
2008 Art & Practice: Artist talk / panel discussion with Lorraine Molina and Pilar Tompkins, LACMA, Los Angeles
2007 “Metonymy and Photography,” Guest Critical and Historical Studies Lecture, The Royal College of Art, London
2006 “Ubiquity and Photography,” Guest Critical and Historical Studies Lecture, The Royal College of Art, London
2005 “In Conversation with Kim Schoen and Rabea Epperle,” Nomads+Residents, LA, (curated by Corinna Schnitt)
Art Writing, Published Texts
2010 “The Serial Attitude Redux,” X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Winter Issue Vol. 12
2010 “The Moyen Complet,” MATERIAL Issue 2
2007 MATERIAL: Founder and co-editor of journal of texts by visual artists (

Awards, Residencies

2012 CCI/ARC Grant Recipient
2011 Finalist: Andy Warhol Arts Writers Creative Capital Grant
2007 Winner of the RCA Society Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize
2007 Selected for Artist Pension Trust / Los Angeles
2007 Artist Residency / Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris