Michele Pred portrait
Nationality Swedish American
Born b. 1966

Michele Pred

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Michele Pred is a Swedish American conceptual artist whose practice includes sculpture, assemblage, and performance. Her work uncovers the cultural and political meaning behind everyday objects, with a concentration on feminist themes such as equal pay, reproductive rights, and personal security. Pred’s projects also contain social components that drive the conversation into public spaces. Examples include her exploration of the intersection of personal space and security by using airport-confiscated items after 9/11, the cultural background of the fight for reproductive rights, using thousands of expired birth control pills, and the continuing economic and political struggle for women’s rights, represented by her modified vintage handbag editions.

Lot number
#30
Artwork
Artwork: Bans Off My Body
Artist:
Michele Pred
Title and Year:
Bans Off My Body | 2021
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2020
    Freedom is For Everybody
    Project Plus Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri (postponed)

    The Art of Equal Pay
    Frieze Art Fair, Los Angeles, California

    2019
    Civil Discourse
    Public Action, South Beach, Florida

    Radical LOVE Parade
    Stocholm, Sweden

    Your Body Your Business
    Billboard; Missouri

    Wage Gaps (performance)
    International Center of Photography, New York, New York

    Body Business Parade
    Untitled Fair, San Francisco, California

    Equal Pay
    Sundance Female Equality Lounge, Park City, Utah

    2018
    Vote Feminist
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    We Vote Parade
    New York, New York

    2017
    Parade Against Patriarchy
    Miami, Florida

    2015
    Choice
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    2013
    Amendment
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    2012
    (In)Security
    Thompson Art Gallery, SJSU, San Jose, California

    2011
    Confiscated
    Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Radical Geographer: Portrait of my Father
    Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California

    Encode Me
    ArtPAD, San Francisco, California

    Encode Me
    Stocholm, Sweden

    2009
    Shopdrop
    IKEA, Emeryville, California

    Shopdrop
    IKEA, Miami, Florida

    2008
    (Dis)possessions
    Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    2007
    Predilections
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    2005
    (Re)Collections
    Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

    2004
    Rem(a)inders
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    2002
    In Memory
    Mission Gallery, San Francisco, California

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2020
    Bags: Inside Out
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

    New Time: Art and Feminism in the 21st Century
    Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

    Waves: Feminism, Art and Power
    Sonoma Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California

    Abortion is Normal
    Eva Presenhuber Gallery, New York, New York

    The Future is Female
    21 C Museum, Durham, North Carolina

    2019
    Female Trouble 2
    Cult Exhibitions, San Francisco, California

    We Rise
    Los Angeles, California

    Every Woman Biennial
    Los Angeles, California

    2018
    We Rise
    Los Angeles, California

    Into Action
    Los Angeles, California

    The Women Behind
    SEAM Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

    The Future is Female
    21 C Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism
    Museum of Design, Atlanta, Georgia

    One Year of Resistance
    Untitled Space, New York, New York

    It’s Time
    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

    The Summer School
    Johansson Projects, Oakland, California

    Trump Card
    Transmission Gallery, Oakland, California

    Object Action
    State Space, San Francisco, California

    Wonder Women
    Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

    2017
    Museum of Drug Policy
    London, England

    The Future is Female
    21 C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

    Illegal Show
    The Luggage Store, San Francisco, California

    Give us the Vote
    Arts Westchester, White Plains, New York

    She Persisted
    Contemporary Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Post 11/9
    Connect Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    2016
    For Freedom
    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York

    Your Body is A Battleground
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    Art on Paper
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco, California

    2015
    (Em)Power Dynamics
    Gateway Projects, Newark, New Jersey

    Seattle Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Seattle, Washington

    EXPO Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    ArtMRKT San Francisco
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco, California

    2014
    Natural Unnatural Supernatural
    Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii

    Miami Project
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami, Florida

    EXPO Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    ArtMRKT San Francisco
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco, California

    2013
    This is Not America
    ASU Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

    Pulp (ire straits)
    Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

    PULSE Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    Art Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    2012
    Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free
    Omi International Art Center, Ghent, New York

    Swedish for Argument
    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    40 Year Anniversary Exhibition
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    Women: By, Of, About
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    STOFF
    Kulturhuset, Stocholm, Sweden

    2011
    ArtMRKT
    Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Manufractured
    Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California

    Remembering the Fire
    FIT, New York, New York

    Good Work
    The Textile Center, Brooklyn, New York

    Darkness Falls Upon Us
    NIAD, Richmond, California

    2010
    Living With Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York
    Neuberger Museum, New York

    Merchandise Add Art Exhibition
    Eye Beam, New York, New York

    2009
    Open Source Embroidery
    Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden

    Open Source Embroidery
    Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California

    Art Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    LA Art Show
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2008
    Aqua Art Fair
    Johansson Projects, Miami, Florida

    Vital Signs
    Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, Orleans, Louisiana

    Filmobile
    University of Westminster, London Gallery West, London, United Kingdom

    Signals In the City; Digital Media in the Urban Environment
    University of Abertay Dundee, UK

    CHANGE AMERICA
    Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    01 Festival Subzero
    San Jose, California

    CCA Faculty Exhibition
    Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, California

    QUORUM
    Limm Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2007
    Civil Twilight
    Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Faculty Exhibition
    Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, California

    Red Dot Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami, Florida

    Code Switching
    Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California

    Code Switching
    Red House Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Art Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    LA Art Show
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2006
    Blood for Art
    SCOPE, Miami, Florida

    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York

    Who’s Afraid of San Francisco?
    Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Art Chicago
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    LA Art Show
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2005
    Scope Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami, Florida

    Scope Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, London, England

    Nothing to Fear
    Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York

    Found: Everyday Objects in Bay Area Art
    Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California

    Aesthetics of Ecology
    Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, California

    San Francisco International Art Exposition
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco, California

    2004
    Scope Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, London, England

    SWEA Jublieum
    Millesgarden, Stockholm, Sweden

    Scope Art Fair
    Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Tactical Action
    Gigantic Art Space, New York, New York

    Felix Variations
    Play Space Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

    San Francisco International Art Exposition
    Brian Gross Gallery, San Francisco, California

    2003
    Breaking News
    Judson Church, New York, New York

    Remembering 9/11
    OIA Gallery, New York, New York

  • 1991
    University of Sorbonne
    Certificate in French Language, Paris, France

    1990
    California College of Arts and Crafts
    BFA with Distinction, Oakland, California

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York

    21C Museum, Louisville

    Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), California

    Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York

    Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, Hawaii

    Zena Hotel, Washington, DC

    Private Collection of Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Private Collection of Amy Schumer