William E. Jones

Born 1962, Canton, Ohio; Lives in Los Angeles.


1990 MFA, California Institute of the Arts
1985 BA, Yale University

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Fall Into Ruin and Villa Iolas’, The Gund at Kenyon College, Ohio
2022 ‘Survey’, David Kordansky Gallery, New York
2020 ‘Screening Room 07: William E. Jones’, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan (Online Exhibition)
2019 ‘Perverted by Language’, Private Places, Portland (Two-person exhibition with Mark Flores)
  ‘Nothing Special 4’, Somos Art House, Berlin
  ‘Homage to the Square’, Southfield, Michigan
2018 ‘Holes in the Historical Record’, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
2017 ‘Fall into Ruin’, Heong Gallery, Downing College
  The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2016 ‘The Long Take - Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones’, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles (curated by Suzy Halajian)
2015 Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
  ‘Model Workers’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Touring to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart part of Silent Cinema
2014 ‘Heraclitus Fragment 124, Automatically Illustrated’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘William E. Jones: Killed’, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
  ‘Midcentury’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
2012 ‘Two Explosions’, 80WSE Gallery, New York
  ‘Inside the White Cube’, White Cube Bermondsey, London
2011 Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
  David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 ‘Retrospective’, Anthology, New York
  Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
  Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
  ‘Discrepancies’, Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin
2009 ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano
  Swallow Street, London
  ‘Killed’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
2006 ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, Beursschouwburg, Brussels
  ‘There should be a new word for happiness’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2004 ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘20’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2022 ‘Queering the Narrative’, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2021 ‘My Dream Office: An open plan to the 3rd location’, Gregor Staiger, Milan
  ‘DELUSIONARIUM 5 (ADAPTATION)’, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (Curated by Jesse Benson & Becky Koblick)
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘The Work of Love, the Queer of Labor’, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
  ‘Pathologically Social’, O-Town House, Los Angeles
2020 ‘Delusionarium 5 (Adaptation)’, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Jesse Benson and Becky Koblick)
  ‘I Won’t Bite’, NeueHouse, Los Angeles ( curated by Brooke Wise)
  ‘The Illegal Image’, Freiraum für Fotografie, Berlin
2019 ‘Art & Porn’, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  ‘Histories of our Time, On collective and personal narratives’, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
  ‘Art & Porn’, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum,, Aarhus
  ‘Queer California: Untold Stories’, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
  ‘Dot, Point, Period’, Castelli Gallery, New York
  ‘Circus of Books’, Fierman, New York
  ‘Spring 2019: Collected Works’, Rennie Collection, Vancouver
  ‘Nothing Special No. 1: Mark Flores + William E. Jones’, Nothing Special, Los Angeles
2018 ‘FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art’, Various locations, Cleveland, Ohio (Multiple screenings of 'Shoot Don't Shoot' and '3000 Killed' )
2017 ‘The Work of Love, the Queer of Labor’, Franklin Street Works, Stamford
  ‘IHME Contemporary Art Festival’, Helsinki (Curated by Olaf Möller)
  ‘This is Not a Love Song’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
  ‘Past is Not Post’, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg
  ‘Untitled Fair’, San Francisco
2016 ‘1000 m2 of Desire’, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Barcelona
  ‘Un Reino de las Horas’, TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Curated by Robert Leckie and Miguel A. López
  ‘A Thousand and X Little Actions’, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich
  ‘New Slideshow’, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati
  ‘Moving Tales. Video works from the La Gaia Collection’, Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco, Cuneo, Italy
  ‘A Kingdom of Hours’, Gasworks, London; TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica
  ‘On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday’, The Kitchen, New York
  ‘Ordinary Pictures’, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis
2015 ‘A to 12: The Task of the Curator’, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University
  ‘Rewriting Histories’, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
  ‘Arles 2015: Les Rencontres de la Photographie’, Arles, France
  ‘The Heart Is the Frame’, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
2014 ‘Rear Window Treatment’, Louis B. James, NY
  In __ We Trust: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus
  ‘La Disparition des Lucioles (The Disappearance of the Fireflies)’, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon (curated by Èric Mèzil and Lorenzo Pain)
  ‘Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong’, Para Site, Hong Kong
2013 ‘Attachments & Assignations’, Cubitt, London
  ‘Entropy’, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
  ‘Sister Sara's Theme’, PRISM Gallery, West Hollywood
  ‘The Past is Present’, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
  ‘La nuit des images’, Musée de l'Elysèe, Lausanne (screening 'Killed')
  ‘Not only this, but 'New language beckons us'’, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University, New York
  ‘American Cities’, Casa dell'Architettura, Rome
  ‘Rare and Raw’, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
  ‘Start making sense’, HEAD Haute Ecole d'Art et Design, Geneva
  ‘Imagination Adrift’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal’, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs
  ‘Postales Desde Lugares Familiares y Otros Sitios No Comunes (Postcards From Familiar Places and Other Uncommon Sites)’, POPA GalerÃŒa de Arte, La Boca, Buenos Aires
  ‘More American Photographs’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
2012 ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  ‘Desire’, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen
  ‘No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar’, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘after image: the photographic process(ed)’, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk
  ‘RAY 2012 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain’, MMK, Frankfurt
  ‘More American Photographs’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  ‘Les Dérives de l'imaginaire’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘American Exuberance’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  ‘Nothing is forgotten, some things considered’, UKS - Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo
2011 ‘Magical Consciousness’, Arnolfini, Bristol (curated by Runa Islam)
  ‘101 Collection: Route 2 Undisclosed Destination’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (curated by Sharon Lerner)
  ‘More American Photographs’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (curated by Jens Hoffmann)
  ‘'Untitled' (death by gun)’, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul
  ‘After Images’, Jewish Museum, Brussels (curated by Fionn Meade)
  Las Cienagas Projects, Los Angeles
  ‘On Forgery: Is One Thing Better Than Another?’, LAXART, Los Angeles
  ‘Serious Games: War - Media - Art’, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki)
  ‘American Exuberance’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  ‘Time Again’, Sculpture Center, New York (curated by Fionn Meade)
  ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis (curated by Darsie Alexander)
  ‘Fax’, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (curated by João Ribas)
  ‘Politics is Personal’, Stonescape, Napa (curated by Thea Westreich)
2010 ‘The Artist's Museum’, MOCA, Los Angeles
  ‘Film Matters’, Beton7 Centre for the Arts, Athens
  ‘Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (curated by Daniel Byers)
  ‘Nachleben’, Goethe Institut Wyoming Building, New York (curated by Fionn Meade and Lucy Raven)
  ‘Antiphotojournalism’, La Virreina Centre de la Image, Barcelona (curated by Carles Guerra and Thomas Keenan)
  ‘The Image in Question: War - Media - Art’, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki)
2009 ‘The Collectors’, Venice Biennale, Venice (Nordic Pavilion)
  ‘Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Smell it!’, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  ‘The Porn Identity: Expeditions into the Dark Zone’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  ‘Is a Show, Is a Shop, Is a Book’, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
  ‘The Pain Game’, Nosbaum & Reding - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
  ‘The Show Continues Upstairs’, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
  ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’, The Barber Shop, Lisbon
  ‘Screwball Asses’, The Company, Los Angeles
  ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2008 ‘Records Played Backwards’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (curated by Daniel Baumann)
  ‘Formal Issues’, Community Center AKTA, Tokyo (curated by Jeffrey Rosen)
  ‘The Dulcet Clime of the Bedchamber’, Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin (curated by Nicholas Weist)
  ‘You, Whose Beauty Was Famous in Rome’, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz’, P.P.O.W., New York
  ‘Pruesspress@Rental’, Rental Gallery, New York
  ‘The House That Lust Built’, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
  ‘2008 Biennial Exhibition’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2007 ‘Good Morning, Midnight’, Casey Kaplan, New York (curated by Bruce Hainley)
  ‘The California Files: Re-viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (curated by Ariane Beyn)
  ‘Modes of Disclosure’, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis
  ‘Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin/Los Angeles Festival of Film/Art’, Goethe Institut, Los Angeles (curated by Ariane Beyn)
  ‘The Backroon’, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
  ‘BodyPolitcX’, Witte de With, Rotterdam
  ‘Otra de Vaqueros’, The Backroom, Celda Contemporánea
  ‘Neointegrity’, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
  ‘Split Film Festival’, Split, Croatia
2006 ‘many, many guys and girls, all real beauties’, Circus of Books, West Hollywood
  ‘The Backroom’, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
  ‘Having Been Described in Words’, Orchard, New York
2005 ‘Bebe le Strange’, D'Amelio Terras, New York
  ‘Sugartown’, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
2003 ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 ‘A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show’, The Project, Los Angeles (curated by Jens Hoffman)
2001 ‘Urban Pornography’, Artists Space, New York
  ‘Ars Moralis’, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Barbara ClaassenSchmal, Bremen
1998 ‘Melbourne International Film Festival’, Melbourne, Australia

Solo Screenings

2019 Yale Union, Portland
2017 ‘Fall into Ruin’, Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival, Florence
2016 The Breeder, Athens
2014 ‘The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography’, Light Industry, NY
  ‘The General Secretary is Trapped in a Snow Globe: William E. Jones on Peter Roehr’, MOCA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Film Forum
2012 ‘OFFoff’, Ghent, Belgium
  ‘Artists Film Club: William E. Jones’, ICA, London
2011 ‘"Killed" and Resurrected’, Austrian Film Museum, Vienna
2010 ‘Modern Monday’, MoMA, New York
2009 ‘Le Grand Mash Up’, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2008 COMA, Berlin
  ‘Tearoom’, Filmforum, Los Angeles
  ‘Tearoom’, White Light Cinema, Chicago
  ‘Tearoom’, Eyedrum, Atlanta
2007 ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge
  ‘Tearoom’, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  ‘Extracted: Recent Films by William E. Jones’, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis
  Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  ‘Tearoom’, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
2006 ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, SF MoMA, San Francisco
  Filmforum, Los Angeles
2005 ‘Retrospective’, Tate Modern, London
2001 Rice Media Center, Houston
1999 ‘The 11th Annual Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival’, Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, Canada
1998 ‘Scratch Projections’, Cinéma L'Entrepôt, Paris, France
1997 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
  Filmforum, Los Angeles
1992 Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
  Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
1991 Filmforum, Los Angeles
  Film in the Cities, Saint Paul

Group Screenings

2024 ‘London Short Film Festival’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
2019 ‘Men’s Own Stories’, Q Fest, Houston
  ‘It's a lot like life’, Royal College of Art: Battersea - Gorvy Lecture Theatre
2018 ‘Filming Ruins III’, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
  ‘Killed’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
2017 ‘Fall into Ruin’, London Film Festival
  ‘Film Sector’, Art Basel, Basel
  ‘Color My World, Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema’, The University of Chicago Film Studies Center, Chicago (Curated by Julia Gibbs and Patrick Friel)
2016 ‘Projection Series #5: Once more — but different’, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
  ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
  ‘INFRARED VII: New Visions from the Queer Underground’, Seattle Queer Film Festival
  ‘International Film Festival Message to Man’, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  ‘Curtas Vilas do Conde’, Teatro Municipal, Vila do Conde, Portugal
  ‘The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival’, Winnipeg, Canada
  62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
  ‘27th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival’, Chicago
  ‘CAST Film Club’, CAST, Helston, Cornwall
2015 ‘13th International Signs of the Night Festival’, Paris
  ‘New Works Salon XXIX: Bahto/Wada, Fogel, Iannazzi, Jenkins, Jones, O'Connell, Ravelo’, Echo Park Film Center, CA
  ‘Reclamation Works: New and Recent FIims by William E. Jones and Thom Andersen’, Filmforum, Los Angeles
  ‘Silent Cinema’, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  ‘Kino Otok’, Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  ‘Fronteira Festival Internacional Do Filme Documentario E Experimental’, Goiania, Brazil
2014 ‘Migrating Forms’, Brooklyn Academy of Music Cinématek
  ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  ‘Elements of Architecture’, Central Pavilion, Venice Biennale (Architecture)
  ‘Troika’, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
  ‘New Works Salon XXI’, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
  ‘Postales Desde Lugares Familiares y Otros Sitios No Comunes (Postcards From Familiar Places and Other Uncommon Sites)’, University of Deyton, Ohio
  ‘Documentary Fortnight’, MoMA, New York
  ‘The Obituary Project’, Dispatch: Flaherty, New York ((organised by David Dinnell and Ted Kennedy with Anthology Film Archives))
2013 ‘Winter Screening’, Almanac, London
  ‘Our Darkness, Grassomania-Festival’, Kolonia Artystów, Gdansk (curated by Viktor Neumann)
  ‘25th Onion City Experimental Film Festival’, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
  ‘21st Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival’, Vila do Conde, Portugal
  ‘New Works Salon XI’, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
  ‘Queer Sex Works: Money Power Sex’, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2012 ‘Dirty Looks Selects: The First 25 Years of the MIX Film Festival: Living Through Oblivion’, MIX NYC
  ‘25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival’, MIX NYC , BOZAR, Brussels
  ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  ‘Fascinations’, 16th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
  ‘Wavelengths’, Toronto International Film Festival
  ‘Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche’, Regensburg, Germany
  ‘Attitude Cinema at the Pesaro Film Festival’, Zoe Gallery, Rome
  ‘Interactions: Filme im Dialog’, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf
2011 ‘Les marques aveugles’, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva
  ‘Queer Lisboa 15 - Festival de Cinema Gay e Lésbico de Lisboa’, Lisbon
  ‘Kontrolle des urbanen Raums: Akteure, Strategien, Topographien.’, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
  ‘William E. Jones Presents..., Oberhausen International Short Film Festival’, Oberhausen, Germany
  ‘We Are a Camera: Films Selected by Mark Flores’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  ‘Our Darkness’, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart (curated by Viktor Neumann)
  ‘Istanbul Film Festival’, Istanbul
  ‘Queer Cinema from the Collection: Today and Yesterday’, MoMA, New York
  ‘Dirty Looks: The Sex Garage/Finished’, Participant Inc., New York
  ‘Exposed on Film’, SF MoMA, San Francisco, San Francisco Cinematheque
2010 ‘Surveillance II: To Be Is To Be Perceived’, Tate Modern, London
  ‘Oberhausen International Short Film Festival’, Germany
2009 Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
  ‘A Million Different Loves’, Lodz, Poland
  ‘Summer Knowledge’, Artists Space, New York
  ‘CPH:DOX’, Copenhagen
  ‘Cinema Politica’, Montreal
  ‘Elective Affinities’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  Chisenhale gallery, London
  ‘The Young and Evil’, REDCAT, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  ‘Quito Erotic Film Festival’, Quito, Ecuador
2008 ‘Pornfilmfestival’, Berlin
  ‘États généraux du documentaire’, Lussas, France
  ‘The Young and Evil’, Tate Modern, London, & tank.tv
  Aurora Picture Show, Houston
  Musée du Louvre, Paris
  ‘Home Works IV’, Beirut
  ‘Transitional Objects’, Art in General, New York
  ‘Fruit Farm Film Festival’, McMinnville, Oregon
  ‘Mai 68 International’, Cinémathèque française, Paris
  ‘É claro que você sabe sobre o que estou falando?’, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo
2007 ‘14th Barcelona Independent Film Festival’, Barcelona
  ‘20th Mix Festival’, Sun Factory, New York
  ‘Reeling Film Festival’, Chicago
  ‘15° Mix Festival Brazil’, São Paulo , touring to Grarulhos, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói and Brasília
  ‘Pink Screens Alternative Gender Film Festival’, Brussels
  ‘Pornfilmfestival’, Berlin
  ‘QFest Houston’, Angelika Film Center, Houston
  ‘Outfest’, Los Angeles
  ‘Identities Queer Film Festival’, Vienna
  ‘InsideOut’, Toronto, Canada
  ‘53rd Oberhausen International Short Film Festival’, Oberhausen, Germany
  ‘Little Rock Film Festival’, Little Rock, Arkansas
  ‘IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival’, Lisbon
  ‘Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata’, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  ‘Aurora Picture Show’, Houston
  ‘New Festival’, New York
  Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
  ‘The Dangerous Hours of the Peeping Race’, InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
  ‘9th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente’, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  ‘London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival’, National Film Theatre, London
  ‘Alternative Visions’, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
  ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2006 ‘Butt Magazine Screening’, Tate Modern, London, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  ‘Cinematexas’, Austin, Texas
  ‘Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival’, New York
  ‘Izola Film Festival’, Izola, Slovenia
  ‘Tomorrowland’, MoMA, New York
  ‘IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival’, Lisbon
  ‘Singapore International Film Festival’, Singapore
  UCSB Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara
  ‘Flanders International Film Festival’, Ghent, Belgium
  IFC Centre, New York
  Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
  Vela, Copenhagen
  7 Inch Cinema, Birmingham, England
  Anthology Film Archives, New York
2005 ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  ‘San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’, San Francisco
  ‘Fusion Festival’, Los Angeles
  ‘City of Los Angeles (COLA) Exhibition’, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
  Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
  Aurora Picture Show, Houston
  Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
  ‘13° Mix Brasil’, Rio de Janeiro, touring Porto Alegre, Brasilia and São Paolo, Brazil and thefilmworks, Manchester, England
  The Queen’s Theatre, Belfast
2004 FACT, Liverpool
2003 ‘DV8 Identities’, Vienna
  Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
2002 ‘Les Yeux de l’Ouïe’, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
2001 ‘Tucson Sex Worker Film and Video Festival’, Tucson, Arizona
  Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  Gallery 825, Los Angeles
2000 ‘OVNI 2000’, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Barcelona
  ‘New York Underground Film Festival’, Anthology Film Archives, New York
  ‘Chicago Underground Film Festival’, Chicago
  ‘Unwashed, Unwed’, University of Arizona, Tucson
  ‘Revelation Film Festival’, Fremantle, Australia
1999 ‘International Festival of New Cinema and New Media’, Montreal
  ‘Visible Evidence’, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles
  ‘New York Underground Film Festival’, Anthology Film Archives, New York
  Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, Canada
  ‘Testing The Limits’, National Film Theatre, London
  ‘Alternative Visions’, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
  ‘Video: Cheap and Priceless’, Kaaitheater, Brussels
1998 Film House, Copenhagen
  Image Film/Video Center, Atlanta
  ‘Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival’, Taipei, Taiwan
  San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco
  ‘Sex Worker Film Festival’, Cinema 21, Portland
1997 ‘Viennale’, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
  ‘Sundance Film Festival’, Park City, Utah
  ‘International Documentary Film Festival’, Odivelas, Portugal
  ‘Rotterdam International Film Festival’, Rotterdam
  ‘Personal/Public/Private’, Northwest Film Center, Portland
  ‘The Alternative Screen’, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles
1995 ‘The Alternative Screen’, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles
  ‘Hey There, Good Neighbor’, The ‘90’s Channel, Boulder, Colorado
1994 ‘American Film Institute Video Festival’, Los Angeles
  ‘There’s No Place Like Home’, Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  ‘Video Annuale’, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
  ‘Disorder Today’, The American Center, Paris, France
  ‘Cine City: Film and Perceptions of Urban Space, 1895-1995’, The Getty Center, Santa Monica
  ‘Family Album’, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
  ‘Video In’, Vancouver, Canada
1993 ‘Los Angeles Festival’, Los Angeles
  National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  ‘Family: There’s No Life Like It’, Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  ‘Biennial Exhibition’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  ‘Cleveland International Film Festival’, Cleveland, Ohio
  ‘Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival’, Wanchai, Hong Kong
1992 ‘New Year/New Work’, Artists Space, New York
  ‘Sydney Film Festival’, Sydney
  ‘The New Festival’, New York
  ‘Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma’, Montreal
  ‘Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival’, Taipei, Taiwan
  ‘Athens International Film Festival’, Athens, Ohio
  ‘Reel Time’, P. S. 122, New York
  The Eye Gallery, San Francisco
1991 ‘Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’, Los Angeles
  ‘Outcomes’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
  ‘Denver International Film Festival’, Denver

Curatorial Projects

2013 ‘Imitation of Christ’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2010 ‘Continuos Projections’, Veneklasen Werner Gallery, Berlin
2008 ‘Figures’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles



2019 Jones, William E.: ‘Against Nature’, Artforum, 06/2019
  Sawyer, Drew: ‘William E. Jones: Gutter Collages’, OSMOS Magazine, 17 02/2019
2018 Jones, William E: A Season in Hell: William E Jones on David Wojnarowicz‘s Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration, Artforum, Vol. 56 no. 10 06/2018
2017 Baboulias, Yiannis: ‘The Man Who Discovered Warhol’, frieze online, 09/08/2017
2016 Fassi, Luigi: ‘Sexuality as a Utopian Promise’, Mousse, Issue no. 56 12/2016
  Holleran, Andrew: ‘Lewd’, The Gay & Lesbian Review, 01/11/2016
  ‘FotoFocus Biennial Returns this October’, Blouin Artinfo, 23/09/2016
  Macaulay, Scott: ‘Five Questions about Essay Films and Digital Distribution for ‘The Royal Road’ Director Jenni Olson’, Filmmaker, 06/09/2016
  ‘FotoFocus announces opening week program for the FotoFocus Biennial 2016’, artdaily, 24/08/2016
  Rice, Beau, and Kobek, Jarrett: ‘interview with we heard you like books’, 3ammagazine.com, 12/07/2016
  Linkof, Ryan: ‘Boyd McDonald: True Homosexual Experiences’, Document Journal, 31/05/2016
  Berman, Tosh: ‘True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and Straight to Hell’ by William E. Jones’, TamTamBooks-Tosh.Blogspot.com, 26/05/2016
  Gross, Anisse: ‘L.A.-Based Indie Press Scores with First Title’, PublishersWeekly.com, 20/05/2016
  Sheehy, Erin: ‘Straight to Hell: On Boyd McDonald’, n+1, Issue 25, Spring 05/2016
  ‘Excerpt From True Homosexual Experiences’, SpurlEditions.com, 22/04/2016
  King, Anna: ‘Rediscovering Gay Pornographer and Proto-Blogger Boyd McDonald’, Slate.com, 06/04/2016
  ‘Flaming Features: Douglas Crimp talks with Thomas Beard’, Artforum, 04/2016
  Horrigan, Bill: ‘An Experiment in Biography’, Wexarts.org, 21/03/2016
  True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and ‘Straight to Hell‘, PublishersWeekly.com, 29/02/2016
  Jeffereis, Misa: ‘“William E. Jones,” Ordinary Pictures’, Walker Art Center, 2016
2015 Callahan, Dan: ‘Boyd McDonald’s Cruising the Movies: Sexual Guide to Oldies on TV’, Out.com, 02/12/2015
  Anderson, Melissa: ‘Cruise Control: The raunchy, brainy film writings of Boyd McDonald’, Bookforum, 12/2015
  Jones, William E.: Boyd McDonald‘s Eye for Innuendo, GLReview.org, 02/11/2015
  Jones, William E.: ‘The Streets Are My Cinema’, Little Joe, No. 5 11/2015
  Rudick, Nicole: ‘Staff Picks: Cairo, Cruising, Chrissie, Kmart’, TheParisReview.org, 09/10/2015
  Levine, Matthew: ‘Psychic Driving: William E. Jones’, Found Footage Magazine, Issue No. 1 10/2015
  Beard, Thomas: ‘Gary Cooper’s Lipstick/On Boyd McDonald’s “Crusing the Movies: A sexual Guide to ‘Oldies’ on TV’, Texte zur Kunst, No. 99 08/2015
  Jackman, Michael: ‘Looking back on ‘The Battle of the Overpass’ — 78 years later’, MetroTimes.com, 26/05/2015
  Jonze, Tim: ‘Heaven Knows I’m Mexican Now: Morrisey’s Latino connection goes live’, The Guardian Online, 23/04/2015
  MacKay, Emily: ‘Manic Street Preachers’ new film No Manifesto signals a growing trend in fan documentaries’, The Independent Online, 30/01/2015
  Hamilton, Olivia: ‘Film explores social depictions of labor on money’, TheLantern.com, 29/01/2015
  Civin, Marcus: ‘In __ We Trust: Art and Money’, Artforum Online, 01/2015
  ‘Arles 2015: Les Rencontres De La Photography’, Arles: Recontres d'Arles - Actes Sud, 2015
  Bacqué, Bertrand: ‘Jeux sérieux: Cinéma et art contemporains transforment l’essai’, Mamco, 2015
  ‘Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists Writings, Volume 1’, Rubell Family Collection, 2015
  Lecklider, Aaron S.: ‘Sexing the Semiotext(e) Whitney Box Set’, English Language Notes, Spring/Summer 2015
2014 Jones, William E.: ‘The General Secretary is Trapped in a Snow Globe’, Mousse, 11/2014
  Griffin, Jonathan: ‘The New Dealer’, T Magazine, 10/09/2014
  Picano, Felice: ‘Halstead Plays Himself - William E. Jones (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press)’, OutInPrintBlog.Wordpress.com, 01/09/2014
  ‘11 Great Places to Get Your Queer Art Fix In Los Angeles’, Queerty.com, 19/07/2014
  Jones, William E.: ‘Space Odyssey’, Artforum Online, 20/05/2014
  Frew, Wendy: ‘When criminal evidence goes viral’, smh.com.au, 15/05/2014
  Knott, Kylie: ‘Exhibition: focus on sex in Hong Kong’, www.scmp.com, 06/05/2014
  Jones, William E.: ‘Vern Blosum: Kunsthalle Bern’, Artforum, 05/2014
  Jones, William E.: ‘Vern Blosum, Phantom’, The White Review, No. 10 (Spring 2014) 10/04/2014
  Arias, Catherine: ‘The General Secretary is Trapped in a Snow Globe: William E. Jones on Peter Roehr’, Moca.org, 21/01/2014
  Wagley, Catherine: ‘5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Bank Robberies’, LA Weekly, 08/01/2014
  Arsanios, Mirene, Felipe Zúñiga-González, Mathias Kryger, and Omar Mismar: Queer Geographies, 2014
  Jones, William E.: ‘But our life depends on what is real’, Semiotext(e), 2014
  Doupas, Vassilios: ‘Entropy’, Galeri Zilberman, 2014
  Maciejunes, Nannette V. and Tyler Cann: ‘In __ We Trust: Art and Money’, Columbus Museum of Art, 2014
  Baron, Jaimie: ‘The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History’, 2014
  Willick, Damon: ‘Vern Blosum’s Fifteen Minutes’, XTra, Vol. 16, No. 3 2014
  ‘Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival’, 2014
  Kwinter, Sanford: ‘Whiplash’, Log, No. 32 2014
2013 ‘A Prime Number of Books for 2013’, ICPlibrary.com, 12/12/2013
  ‘TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2013’, Time, 25/11/2013
  ‘TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2013: ‘Imitation of Christ’’, Time, 25/11/2013
  Jones, William E.: ‘William E. Jones on Polysexuality’, Office Notebook, cagrp.org, 22/07/2013
  ‘William E. Jones at The Modern Institute’, Contemporary Art Daily, 13/05/2013
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Visual Art: William E. Jones’, The List, 17/04/2013
  Early, Rosalind: ‘Artist William E. Jones on his Saint Louise Art Museum Exhibit “Killed”’, STLMag, 13/04/2013
  Scoccimarro, Antonio: ‘William E. Jones’, Mousse, Issue 38 04/2013
  Brenez, Nicole: ‘desistfilm’s Top 50 Films of All Time’, desistfilm.com, 30/03/2013
  Isaac, Tim: ‘Gay Short: The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography by William E. Jones (1998)’, BigGayPictureShow.com, 23/01/2013
  Dietz, Frank,: ‘Screenshots: Die Nachfolge Christi’, Art das Kunstmagazin, 05/2013
  ‘21st Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival’, Vila do Conde, 2013
  Lawrence Alfond, Barbara, Abigail Ross Goodman, and Ena Heller: ‘Art for Rollins: The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art’, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Vol. 1 2013
  Lampert, Andrew: ‘Between Artists: Thom Anderson / William E. Jones.’, Bomb Magazine, Issue 125 2013
  Jones, William E.: ‘Gilded Age’, Zing Magazine, Issue 23 2013
  Humphrey, Daniel: ‘Queer Bergman: Sexuality, Gender, and the European Art Cinema’, 2013
  Lavoie, Vincent: ‘William E. Jones, Tearoom: Le procès de l’image infamante’, Ciel Variable, No. 93 2013
2012 Moffatt, Ken: ‘Rare & Raw’, Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 12/2012
  Lavoie, Vincent: William E. Jones, Tearoom: Le procès de l‘image infamante, Ciel Variable, 12/2012
  Kienzi, Michael: ‘Fred Halsted: Porno Experimental’, Critic.de, 20/10/2012
  Day, Meagan: ‘Hedi el Kholti’, Full-Stop.net, 20/09/2012
  Sicinski, Michael: ‘TIFF 2012. Wavelengths Preview: Part One - The Shorts’, Notebook, 07/09/2012
  Gonzalez, Rita & Kim, Christine: ‘New Acquisitions for Art Here and Now’, The LACMA Blog, 31/07/2012
  Gonzalez, Rita, and Christine Y. Kim: ‘New Acquisitions for Art Here and Now’, The LACMA Blog, 31/07/2012
  Piepenburg, Erik: ‘In Conversation with Bradford Nordeen, Moments of Gay History On Screen and Underfoot’, The New York Times, 12/07/2012
  Piepenburg, Erik in conversation with Bradford Nordeen: ‘Moments of Gay History On Screen and Underfoot’, New York Times, 12/07/2012
  ‘Attitude Cinema’, Domus, 06/2012
  ‘Artist In Residence Program 2012: William E. Jones’, Headlands Center for the Arts, 02/04/2012
  Piepenburg, Erik: ‘Keepers of the Gay Film Legacy’, New York Times, 18/03/2012
  Beard, Thomas: Film: The best movies and artists’ films of 2011, Frieze, 02/2012
  Thomson, Julie: ‘The ordinary becomes exceptional in The Spectacular of Venacular at the Ackland’, IndyWeek.com, 02/2012
  Jeppesen, Travis: ‘Book Review: Halsted Plays Himself’, White Hot Magazine, 01/2012
  ‘25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival’, MIX NYC, 2012
  MacDevitt, James : ‘after image: the photographic process(ed)’, Cerritos College Art Gallery, 2012
  ‘Attitude Cinema’, Pesaro Film Festival, 2012
  Jones, William E.: ‘Gayhouse’, Septembre éditions, No. 4 2012
  Simon, Vincent, editor: ‘Le Guide du Palais de Tokyo’, 2012
  ‘Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival’, 2012
  Jones, William E.: ‘Working with Archives: William E. Jones’, Source, issue 70 2012
  Hebdige, Dick: ‘‘Is It Really So Strange?’ Verschiedene Aneignungen: Morrissey und der Blues’, Transcript Verlag, 2012
  Halajian, Shoghig and Suzy M. Halajian, editors: ‘“Puncture Wounds,” in Nothing is forgotten, some things considered’, 2012
2011 Sallabedra, Megan: Fred Halsted‘s Experimental Porn L.A. Plays Itself: Even Dali Thought it was Freaky, LA Weekly, 16/12/2011
  Michalska, Julia: ‘Expert eye: Tobias Ostrander’, The Art Newspaper Art Basel/Miami Beach, 03/12/2011
  Cernuschi, Stefano: ‘Books: Halsted Plays Himself’, Mousse, 12/2011
  Jones, William E.: ‘The Artists’ Artists: William E. Jones: Vern Blosum, 25 Minutes (Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)’, Artforum, 12/2011
  Karr, John: ‘Forbidden Acts’, KarrnalKnowledge.com, 16/11/2011
  Nordeen, Bradford: ‘Hasted Playing Halsted’, Art in America online, 31/10/2011
  Astrova, Aliina: William E. Jones‘s ‘Hasted Plays Himself‘, Kaleidoscope Blog, 09/10/2011
  Kuo, Michelle & Meyer, Richard: ‘L.A. Stories: A Roundtable Discussion’, Artforum, 10/2011
  ‘Adventures to be Released at NY Book Fair’, StandardCulture.com, 27/09/2011
  Biedeman, Sam: ‘Halsted Plays Himself by William E. Jones’, Bookforum.com, 26/09/2011
  Jones, William E.: ‘5 Encounters with Curt McDowell’, Bomb Blog, 12/09/2011
  Nagesh, Ashitha: ‘INTERVIEW: William E. Jones’, ZingMagazine.com, 08/2011
  Lerner, Sharon: ‘Kadiview with William E. Jones’, Kadist.org, 08/2011
  Schifferle, Hans: ‘Oberhausen I: Die Widerspenstigen’, epd Film, 06/2011
  Teasdale, Paul: ‘57th Oberhausen Short Film Festival’, frieze online, 23/05/2011
  Pugh, Adam: ‘Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2011’, LUX.org.uk, 19/05/2011
  Schmitt, Peer: ‘Der Sport und das Blut’, Junge Welt, 14/05/2011
  Schifferle, Hans: ‘Cinema Slam’, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 12/05/2011
  Grissemann, Stefan: ‘Abfallprodukte der Liebe’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 05/05/2011
  Willis, Holly: ‘Media Arts Preview’, kcet.org, 07/04/2011
  ‘Looking at Los Angeles: Killed Posterity’, SanArt.com, 10/03/2011
  Balzer, David: Queer Cinema From the Collection: Bronson‘s Best, CanadianArt.ca, 10/03/2011
  Kaltschmidt, Naoko: ‘All Male Mash Up’, Cargo, 03/2011
  Friel, Patrick: ‘Layers of Erazure’, Afterimage, 03/2011
  Nordeen, Bradford: ‘William E. Jones on Finished’, SlantMagazine.com, 22/02/2011
  Nordeen, Bradford: ‘Finished Symphony’, Being-Boring.blogspot.com, 21/02/2011
  ‘William E. Jones’, re-title.com, 17/02/2011
  Moshayedi, Aram: ‘500 Words: William E. Jones’, Artforum Online, 26/01/2011
  Johnson, Grant: ‘Forum 65: Reanimation’, Art Papers, 01/2011
  Jones, William E.: ‘Unconsummated’, This Long Century (online), 01/2011
  Häcker, Sabine, Ingenhoven, Marita and Ruprecht, Susanne editors: ‘57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2011’, 2011
  Hoffmann, Jens, editor: ‘More American Photographs: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’, 2011
  Tongson, Karen: ‘Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries’, 2011
  ‘Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde.’, 2011
  Beil, Ralf and Ehmann, Antje, editors: ‘Serious Games: War – Media – Art.’, 2011
  Marques Penteado, Fernando and José Gatti, editors: ‘“Caça às Bruxas no Banheirão,” in Masculinidades: Teoria, Crítica e Artes’, 2011
2010 Carson, Matthew: ‘William E. Jones Interview’, icplibrary.wordpress.com, 20/12/2010
  Meade, Fionn: ‘After Images’, Mousse, 12/2010
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Punctured’, New York Times, 22/10/2010
  ‘William E. Jones’, New Yorker, 11/10/2010
  ‘William E. Jones: Punctured’, The Paris Review, 04/10/2010
  Haeg, Fritz: ‘City Report: Los Angeles’, Frieze, 10/2010
  Aletti, Vince: ‘Photo Books’, Photographmag.com, 09/2010
  Tobias, Jennifer: ‘Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton’, caareviews.org, 21/07/2010
  Möller, Olaf: ‘Double Trouble: Ethical Lapses in Potsdamer Platz’, Film Comment, 05/2010
  Muller, Dominikus: ‘William E. Jones’, Artforum, 05/2010
  Jones, William E.: ‘Life in Film’, Frieze, Issue 129 03/2010
  Jones, William E.: ‘Profile: Fred Halsted’, Little Joe, no. 1 (Spring 2010) 03/2010
  Sonenburg, Gisela: ‘Kunst-Videos zwischen Heute und Gestern’, Berliner Morgenpost, 24/02/2010
  Halter, Ed: ‘Porn Yesterday’, Artforum Online, 23/02/2010
  Anderson, Melissa: The Films of William E. Jones’ at Anthology, Village Voice, 23/02/2010
  Ackermann, Tim: ‘Wie man mit Lyrik und Google grosse Kunst schafft’, Welt Online, 21/02/2010
  Mexiner, Christiane: ‘New Yorker Experimente’, Tagesspiegel, 13/02/2010
  von Döltzschen, Ulrich: ‘Neu: Veneklasen & Werner’, Die Welt, 02/02/2010
  Cromer, Stuart: ‘Film: The Best Motion Pictures and Moving Images of 2009’, Frieze, 01/2010
  Baron, Jaimie: ‘Translating the Document Across Time and Space: William E. Jones’ ‘Tearoom’’, Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film & Television, 2010
2009 Chin, Daryl: Discussing a Decade: Critics Comment on the 2000‘s, indieWIRE, 28/12/2009
  Holte, Michael Ned: ‘Best of 2009’, Artforum, 12/2009
  Heinänen, Kaisa: ‘Neljä suomalaistaiteilijaa mukaan Venetsian biennaaliin’, Helsingin Sanomat, 18/03/2009
  Coata, Chiara: ‘The Porn Identity’, Kaleidoscope, 03/2009
  Fassi, Luigi: ‘Sexuality as a Utopian Promise’, Mousse, 02/2009
  Eichler, Dominic: ‘How Will This Affect Me?’, Frieze, 01/2009
  Lewis, David: ‘Section 7: Books’, Artforum Online, 01/2009
  Jones, William E.: ‘A Capitalist Hallucination’, Bidoun, No. 19 2009
  Jones, William E.: ‘an uneven dozen broken hearts’, 2nd floor projects, 2009
  Horrigan, Bill: ‘Killed’, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2009
  Supanick, Jim: Last Year at Mansfield: William E. Jones‘s Tearoom, Film International, 2009
  Birnbaum, Daniel, and Jochen Volz, editors: ‘Making Worlds, vol 2: Participating Countries, Collateral Events’, La Biennale di Venezia, 2009
  Thornton, Sarah: ‘Seven Days in the Art World’, 2009
  Fassi, Luigi: ‘William E. Jones: Time and Documentary Effect’, SITE, Issue 28 2009
  Schwärzler, Dietmar: ‘“More Than One Way to Watch a Movie!” Smell It!’, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, 2009
2008 Comer, Stuart: ‘Best of 2008’, Artforum, 12/2008
  Hainly, Bruce: ‘The Necrophilic Strategy Entails Some Risk’, Bidoun, 12/2008
  LeDuc, Aimee: ‘Book Reviews: Tearoom’, Camerawork, 11/2008
  Augusto, Heitor: ‘Mix Brasil 2008’, CineClick.com, 11/2008
  Lange, Christy: ‘In the Tearoom... Not Really What I Expected’, frieze online, 10/2008
  Jones, William E.: ‘Halsted Plays Himself’, Artforum Online, 23/08/2008
  Chang, Chris: ‘In Flagrante Delicto’, Film Comment, 07/2008
  Taft, Catherine: ‘Figures’, Modern Painters, 06/2008
  Columbus, Nikki: ‘Past Imperfect’, Artforum, 06/2008
  Stamets, Bill: ‘Exploring Work, Play and Healing’, Chicago Sun-Times, 16/05/2008
  Danto, Arthur C.: ‘Unlovable’, The Nation, 08/05/2008
  Weist, Nicholas: ‘From Gulag to Gallery’, Out, 05/2008
  ‘William E. Jones: Dissecting Uncle Sam’, The Art Newspaper, 28/03/2008
  Cotter, Holland: Art‘s Economic Indicator, New York Times, 07/03/2008
  Gartenfeld, Alex: ‘All in the Family’, papermag.com, 04/03/2008
  Wagley, Catherine: Beauty‘s Dark Side, ArtSlant, 02/03/2008
  Feaster, Felicia: ‘Tea for Two’, Creative Loafing, 20/02/2008
  Feaster, Felicia: ‘William E. Jones: The Secret History’, Creative Loafing, 20/02/2008
  Lee, Ryan: ‘Jail Bait’, Southern Voice, 15/02/2008
  Otto, Dean: ‘Artist of the Year’, City Pages (Twin Cities), 02/01/2008
  Armstrong, Skot: ‘Bunkervision’, Artillery, 01/2008
  Scott, Marcia: ‘What the Hell is That?’, Film Arts, 01/2008
  Jones, William E.: ‘Fred Halsted: A Rather Late Yet Interesting Interview with a Dead Porno Artist’, Butt, Spring 2008 2008
  Jones, William E.: ‘Halsted Plays Himself’, Animal Shelter, No. 1 2008
  ‘Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton’, 2008
  Jones, William E.: ‘Tearoom Texts’, Area Sneaks, No. 1 2008
2007 O'Driscoll, Bill: ‘Tearoom’, Pittsburgh City Paper, 19/12/2007
  Jones, William E.: ‘The Artists’ Artists’, Artforum, 12/2007
  Azoury, Philippe: Hard contemporain: Festival du porno. Tout l‘underground en chaleur a Berlin, Liberation, 31/10/2007
  Shamai, Jason: ‘Urinal Kinds of Trouble’, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 24/10/2007
  Condon, Emily: In Good Standing: The Walker‘s Queer Takes Series Has Plenty of Substance, The Onion, 21/06/2007
  Pride, Ray: ‘Films to See Now: v . o.’, Newcity, 15/02/2007
  Goldberg, Max: Thursday: Experience ‘Alternative Visions’ at the PFA, sf360.com, 15/02/2007
  Huston, Johnny Ray: ‘A Q&A about v . o.: Talking Tearooms, Movies, Morrissey and Melancholy with Filmmaker William E. Jones’, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 13/02/2007
  Huston, Johnny Ray: Underground meets Underground: William E. Jones Uncovers Hidden Stories in Porn‘s Dark Edges, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 12/02/2007
  Comer, Stuart: ‘Emerging Artists’, Frieze, 01/2007
  Hainley, Bruce: ‘This Charming Man’, Artforum, 01/2007
  ‘BodyPolitcX.’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2007
2006 Abele, Robert: ‘Screening Room: Repurposing as an Art Form’, Los Angeles Times, 07/12/2006
  Willis, Holly: ‘New Video Work by William E. Jones’, LA Weekly, 06/12/2006
  Kushner, Rachel: ‘On the Ground: Los Angeles’, Artforum, 12/2006
  Ehrenstein, David: ‘The U.K. in L.A.’, LA Weekly, 24/11/2006
  Ocean, Justin: Mix ‘n’ Match, Next Magazine, 11/2006
  Zimmerman, Natalie: ‘out there where nothing is’, Camerawork, 11/2006
  Krasinski, Jennifer: ‘William E. Jones’, Art US, 10/2006
  Mookas, Ioannis: ‘Bright Cathodes, Big City’, Gay City News, 27/07/2006
  Halter, Ed: ‘Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival’, Village Voice, 25/07/2006
  Mookas, Ioannis: ‘Postcards from the Edge: Unorthodox Queer Milestone Revived at MoMA’, Gay City News, 22/06/2006
  Anderson, Jason: ‘Strange Bedfellows’, Eye Weekly, 18/05/2006
  Möller, Olaf: ‘The Maximal Minimalist’, Film Comment, 03/2006
  Mookas, Ioannis: He‘s Got Everything Now, Gay City News, 23/02/2006
2005 Thomas, Kevin: ‘Screening Room’, Los Angeles Times, 10/11/2005
  Nesselson, Lisa: ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, Variety.com, 08/11/2005
  St. Denis, John: ‘Is It Really So Strange?’, The Daily Texan, 05/10/2005
  Male, Andrew: ‘Sweet and Tender Hooligans’, Mojo, 05/2005
  Aitch, Iain: ‘Mad about Morrisey’, The Guardian, 25/03/2005
2004 Holte, Michael Ned: ‘William Jones’, Artforum Online, 13/03/2004
2003 Athey, Ron: ‘Considerable People: William Jones, Charming Man’, LA Weekly, 28/11/2003
  O'Driscoll, Bill: ‘Naked Obsession’, Pittsburgh City Paper, 10/04/2003
2001 Cotter, Holland: ‘Art in Review’, New York Times, 23/11/2001
  Hainley, Bruce: ‘My Life in Pictures’, Frieze, 11/2001
2000 Camper, Fred: ‘Chicago Underground Film Festival: Nasty Girls and Dirty Boys’, Chicago Reader, 18/08/2000
  Anderson, Steve: The Experimental Scene: L.A.‘s Media Renegades, The Independent, 03/04/2000
  Dowling, Samantha: ‘Banned and Unseen’, Westside Observer, 04/02/2000
1999 Horton, Andrew James: ‘Kino Eye: Building a New Europe’, Central Europe Review, 24/05/1999
  Faludi, Susan: ‘Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man.’, 1999
1998 Smith, Kensington: ‘Alternative Reviews: Finished’, Adult Video News, 10/1998
  Jones, William E.: ‘Massillon’, Wide Angle, vol. 20, no. 3 07/1998
  Malcolm, Paul: ‘Notes from a Video Store Burnout: Finished’, LA Weekly, 05/06/1998
  Jones, William E.: ‘Finished: A Screenplay’, Performing Arts Journal, no. 59 05/1998
  Burston, Paul: ‘Gay Film-Makers Switch from Boyz to Men’, Time Out London, 11/03/1998
  Von Mueller, Eddie: Out Right: Image Hosts ‘Avant Queer’ Fest, Creative Loafing, 10/01/1998
  Shepard, Joel: ‘Film Reviews: Finished’, Your Flesh, 01/1998
1997 Nutter, Chris: ‘Video Corner’, HX Magazine, 05/12/1997
  Willis, Holly: ‘The Silent Treatment’, Filmmaker, 12/1997
  Olson, Jenni: ‘Arts and Entertainment: New Queer Video on the Shelves’, Oasis Magazine, 11/1997
  Thomas, Kevin: ‘Life, Death in Provocative Finished’, Los Angeles Times, 10/04/1997
  Reynaud, Bérénice: ‘Independence Sundance’, Cahiers du Cinéma, 28/02/1997
  Hardy, Ernest: ‘Finished’, LA Weekly, 14/02/1997
  Cheshire, Godfrey: ‘Finished (documentary - 16mm)’, Variety, 10/02/1997
  Holmlund, Chris and Cynthia Fuchs, editors: ‘“Irony and Dissembling: Queer Tactics for Experimental Documentary,” Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary.’, 1997
1993 Chua, Lawrence: ‘Unusually Moving Pictures’, Artforum, 05/1993
1992 Ball, Edwards: ‘Candid Cameras’, Village Voice, 29/12/1992
  Olson, Jenni: ‘My Own Private Ohio’, The Advocate, 05/05/1992
  Satuloff, Bob: ‘Amber Waves of Brain’, New York Native, 27/01/1992
1991 Thomas, Kevin: ‘Special Screenings: Massillon, Growing Up Gay in Ohio’, Los Angeles Times, 25/11/1991
  Sheehan, Henry: ‘Mind Your Language: Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers Unpack Their Identity’, LA Weekly, 12/07/1991

Exhibition Reviews

2019 Noor, Tausif: ‘Hand In Glove’, Artforum, 12/04/2019
2017 Diehl, Travis: ‘William E Jones’, Frieze, 10/2017
  Campbell, Andy: ‘William E Jones’, Artforum, 10/2017
2016 Anderson, Melissa: ‘Tearoom’, Village Voice, 11/10/2016
  ‘The Long Take: Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones’, terremoto.mx, 20/08/2016
2015 Wu, Yue: ‘Exhibition aims to show the meaning of curating’, TheLantern.com, 03/11/2015
  Vishnevetsky, Ignatiy: ‘‘High-Rise’ makes for an unlikely highlight at Toronto’, AVClub.com, 15/09/2015
  ‘William E. Jones sabotage: Psychic Driving alla Galleria Raffaella Cortese di Milano’, Camira.org, 15/04/2015
  Isabella, Tommaso: ‘Psychic Driving. William E. Jones’, Doppiozero.com, 01/04/2015
  Tagliafierro, Marco: ‘William E. Jones, Galleria Raffaella Cortese’, Artforum Online, 13/03/2015
  Piejko, Jennifer: Reviews, ‘Rear Window Treatment‘, Modern Painters, 04/03/2015
2014 ‘Flesh and the Cosmos’, Citizen-K.com, 22/07/2014
  Natilee Harren: ‘William E. Jones‘, Artforum, Vol. 52 04/2014
  Harren, Natilee: ‘Reviews: William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery’, Artforum, 04/2014
  ‘William E. Jones, ‘Heraclitus Fragment 124, Automatically Illustrated’ at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles’, Mousse Magazine, 28/01/2014
  Diehl, Travis: ‘Hear You Roehr’, Artforum Online, 26/01/2014
  ‘More American Photographs’, University of California Riverside, 12/01/2014
2013 Knight, Christopher: ‘Review: Vern Blosum’s paintings at Tomwork take aim at Pop art’, Los Angeles Times, 11/10/2013
  Schweitzer, Dahlia: ‘How Does One Make an Image of Revolution?’, Hyperallergic.com, 25/06/2013
  Mclean, Ferris: ‘Exhibition Reviews‘, Art Review, 06/2013
  Wong, Suzie,: ‘Imitation of Christ by William E. Jones’, GetAddictedTo.com, 22/05/2013
  ‘Exhibitions’, Contemporary Art Daily, 13/05/2013
  Cairns, Steven: ‘Interview: William E. Jones‘, Frieze Blog, 13/05/2013
  Lesso, Rosie: ‘Edinburgh & Glasgow Round-up’, Art Monthly, No. 366 05/2013
  ‘Mousse Diary‘, Mousse, 05/2013
  Baran, Jessica: ‘NEW In the Galleries – William E. Jones: Killed Through April 28 at the Saint Louis Art Museum’, RiverfrontTimes.com, 18/04/2013
  Early, Rosalind: ‘Exhibition’, STLMag, 17/04/2013
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Visual Art‘, The List, 17/04/2013
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Mousse Blog, 07/04/2013
  Clark, Robert: ‘Exhibitions‘, The Guardian Guide, 07/04/2013
  Wyatt, Andrew: ‘William E. Jones: ‘Killed’ at the St. Louis Art Museum‘, Temporary Art Review, 22/02/2013
  McLean-Ferris, Laura: ‘William E. Jones’, Art Review, No. 69 2013
2012 ‘after image: the photographic process(ed)’, Artweek LA, Vol. 100 05/11/2012
  Nagesh, Ashitha: ‘Critics’ Picks: London: William E. Jones‘, Artforum Online, 30/10/2012
2011 Cheng, DeWitt: ‘More American Photographs: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’, Artillery, 11/2011
  Wender, Jessie: ‘Photographing the Great Recession, Looking Back to the Great Depression‘, New Yorker, 13/10/2011
  Tan, Lumi: ‘Time Again: SculptureCenter, New York’, Frieze, 10/2011
  Aletti, Vince: ‘Previews: ‘More American Photographs’, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’, Artforum, 09/2011
  ‘Museums and Libraries: SculptureCenter’, New Yorker, 25/07/2011
  ‘‘Time Again’ at SculptureCenter’, Contemporary Art Daily, 24/06/2011
  Meade, Fionn: ‘Restaging the Past‘, Artlog.com, 17/06/2011
  Tavecchia, Elena: ‘Time Again‘, Mousse, 06/2011
  Matalon, Rebecca: ‘Time Again’, Kaleidoscope, 06/2011
  Holte, Michael: ‘William E. Jones: David Kordansky Gallery’, Artforum, 05/2011
  Zellen, Jody: ‘William E. Jones: David Kordansky Gallery’, Artillery, 05/2011
  Ayala, Daniela: ‘William E. Jones en David Kordansky Gallery’, TaxiArtMagazine.com, 02/03/2011
  Mizota, Sharon: ‘Art Review: William E. Jones at David Kordansky‘, Los Angeles Times, 25/02/2011
  Burton, Johanna: ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Artforum, 01/2011
2010 Ding, Chinnie: ‘Critic‘s Pick: The Image in Question: War - Media - Art’, Artforum Online, 12/2010
  Ireland, Corydon: ‘Visions of War‘, HarvardGazette.com, 26/10/2010
  O'Driscoll, Bill: ‘Short List‘, Pittsburgh City Paper, 07/2010
  O'Driscoll, Bill: ‘Short List’, Pittsburgh City Paper, 07/2010
  Thomas, Mary: ‘Complex Ideas Flash by in Video Show‘, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 30/06/2010
  Troeller, Jordan: ‘Nachleben‘, Artforum Online, 18/05/2010
  Mania, Astrid: ‘William E. Jones: Discrepancies‘, Art Review, 03/2010
2009 Jones, Laura K.: ‘London Dispatch‘, artnet, 29/12/2009
  Mandelbaum, Audrey: ‘An Invocation of Ghosts: William E. Jones‘s ‘Killed‘‘, XTra, 12/2009
  Cairns, Steven: ‘Critics’ Picks‘, Artforum Online, 20/11/2009
  Horrigan, Bill: ‘‘Killed’ William E. Jones’, Exibitart.com, 12/10/2009
  Foumberg, Jason: ‘Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones’, frieze online, 09/06/2009
  Jones, William E.: ‘Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde program notes for Williams, Megan ‘Lust for Life‘’, CBCNews.com, 02/06/2009
  Piffer-Damiani, Marion: ‘William E. Jones: ar/ge kunst, Bozen’, Camera Austria, 2009
2008 Smith, Roberta: ‘Pruesspress@Rental‘, New York Times, 27/06/2008
  Bowen, Peter: ‘The Whitney Biennial Two-Year Plan‘, Film in Focus, 05/05/2008
  Gopnik, Blake: ‘10 Others to Seek Out at the Whitney Biennial’, The Washington Post, 07/03/2008
2007 Cotter, Holland: ‘Good Morning, Midnight at Casey Kaplan‘, New York Times, 27/07/2007
  Sicinski, Michael: ‘Original Pirate Material: Twelve Rounds with William E. Jones’, Cinema Scope, 06/2007
2005 Cotter, Holland: ‘Bebe le Strange‘, New York Times, 22/07/2005
  Reisman, Sara: ‘Bebe le Strange, New Museum Picks’, newmuseum.org, 2005


2019 I'm Open to Anything, We Heard You Like Books
2016 William E. Jones: True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and 'Straight to Hell', We Heard You Like Books
2015 McDonald, Boyd: 'Introduction' in Cruising the Movies: A Sexual Guide to Oldies on TV, Semiotext(e)
2014 William E. Jones: Flesh and the Cosmos, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 Imitation of Christ, MACK, London
2012 Inside the White Cube, White Cube
  The Little Joe Clubhouse Reader, Little Joe, Chicago
2011 Halsted Plays Himself, MIT Press
  Time Again, Sculpture Centre, New York; National Museum, Warsaw
2010 Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration, PPP Editions
  “Massillon” in The Travelling Book, Fundación/Colección Jumex
2009 After Dark, 53rd Venice Biennale
  Heliogabalus, 2nd Cannons Publications
  “Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde” program notes for Elective Affinities, Hammer Museum
2008 Tearoom, 2nd Cannons Publications
  “In Conversation with Morgan Fisher” 2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art
2006 Is It Really So Strange?, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2005 COLA 2005, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles
  “Bike Boy” in Andy Warhol Filmmaker, Austrian Film Museum
1996 “My Hustler” in The Ultimate Guide to Lesbian and Gay Film and Video, Serpent’s Tail