Douglas Henderson

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 About Artist

Douglas Henderson was born 1960  in Baltimore (USA). He lives and works in Berlin and New York City.

Sound artist and composer Douglas Henderson was born in 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied music composition and theory with Milton Babbitt, Paul Lansky, and J.K. Randall, receiving his PhD in composition from Princeton University in 1991 and his Bachelor´s degree in composition from Bard College in 1982. He recently chaired the Sound Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and conducts master classes in electroacoustic composition, multi-channel audio and recording arts.
In 2012 he was invited to major museum exhibitions such as "Asche und Gold. Eine Weltenreise" at MARTa in Herford, "Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst" at ZKM in Karlsruhe and "City Sonic Festival" in Belgium. He was awarded a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for Music for 100 Carpenters (2009), a 2007 DAAD artist residency in Berlin, and a 2007 Foundation for Contemporary Arts individual artist grant. He was a 2002 and 2006 artist in residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Lab, a 2004 Dance Theater Workshop ARM Fellow, and a 2005 guest artist for Resonance Magazine (London).
He received a 2005 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for work with choreographer Luis Lara Malvacías, and the New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") for his work on Kriyas (1998).


In order, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Poets and Superheroes, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin

Guest, Museo San Francesco, San Marino 

Music for 100 Carpenters, The Boiler @ Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York Dukatenscheißer, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin

playback. no rewind button, daadgalerie, Berlin

4 Parts in an Immense Disorder of Truths, Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne

Icebreaker, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

Polyconic Projections (in collaboration with Zeena Parkins), Diapason Gallery, New York

A Dream Like She Loves You, vertexList space New York City

Music from Empty Holes, Big and Tall Casuals Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Our Words Became Parts of the Landscape, Diapason Gallery, New York City


Poesie als Kunstklang, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Metamorphosen, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin,Germany

City Sonic Festival, Brussels and Mons, Belgium
Asche und Gold. Eine Weltenreise, MARTa Museum, Herford 

Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Twin Twin, Pierogi Gallery, New York 

The sound of No-one, Club Transmediale, Berlin 

Hans hat Glück, Shloss Gandegg, Eppan

Tonspur expanded, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna 

Common Sense, Appiano, Bolzano 

ganz kleines Kino (collaboration with Stefan Bohnenberger), Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Anlage, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin

Disobey This Command (sound for video by David Brody) Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig

INTERIEUR, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf

“Steierischer Herbst” Festival, Sound Installation for choreographer Meg Stuart, Helmut List
Halle, Graz

Zoom+-, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco

Sequences Festival, Reykjavik
2007 fünf+1, singuhr – hoergalerie / TU, Berlin

The Cycle of the 10,000 Things multi-channel audio concert presentation Roulette / Location One,
New York City

Silence, Gigantic Art Space, New York City

Resonant Spaces, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Passing Through, Art in General at Bloomberg LP, New York City

Technical Breakdown,, Copenhagen

The Nature of the 102nd Thing (of 10,000), Anthology Film Archive, New York City

Six Sites for Sound, Resonance Magazine, London

Six Outdoor Projects at LIU, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, New York City


The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program AWARD

DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
2007 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee

2005 The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award (with Luis Lara Malvacias)

The Whitney Museum of American Art Commission

Long Island University Outdoor Sculpture Commission

Artist Resource Media Lab Fellowship, Dance Theater Workshop

2002 Harvestworks Artist in Residence

Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program Award

The New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”)