Modern Art

Born in Cologne, Germany, 1966
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education
1987 – 1992

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo Exhibitions
2018

Le Terrain Vague

Modern Art, London

Koexistenz

Window on Broad project space, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gargoyle

Italic, Berlin, Germany

2017

Oral Heart

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

FUTURE MUSIC

Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

2016

Working Girl

Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

Sex and the City

Art : Concept, Paris, France

2015

Tropenkoller

Modern Art, London

2014

PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT EASY

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Luggage and Observations

Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany

2013

Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there

Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

Songs for the Blind

Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Art Basel Parcours

Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

2012

The Story of the Old New Girls

Art : Concept, Paris, France

Opium

La Conservera, Ceuti, Spain

2011

Suedehead

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2010

Silberblick / Squint

Modern Art, London

ZOO

Sadler's Wells, London

Pyramix Pix

c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

2009

Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Rise and Fall

MGM, Oslo, Norway

Cafe Kaputt

Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

2008

Casanova & Other Problems

Modern Art, London

Casanova

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Signal

Art : Concept, Paris, France

2007

Alphabet City

Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

Modern Art

London

Effetti Speciali

Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

2006

Vanessa Baird - Me, myself and the other one

Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

Umbrella

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Tarantella

Bar Ornella, Cologne, Germany

2005

Casa Musica (extrema)

Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

Butterfly

c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA

2004

Fieber/Fever: 5 New Paintings and Other Stories

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Ikarus

Art : Concept, Paris, France

On The Olympus

Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Versteck!, with Petra Hollenbach

Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003

Der Gesang der Vögel ist Sinnlos!, The Song of the Bird is Nonsense

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2002

Diamanten

c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

Fleisch: Maschine

Magnani, London

Concentrations 42

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Propaganda

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Wespennest

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

2001

Magnet

Art : Concept, Paris, France

2000

Das Orakel l’chelt. das Orakel lacht. das Orakel l’chelt

Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

An Schlaf ist Nicht zu Denken

Lab of Gravity, Hamburg, Germany

Wespennest (Wasps Nest)

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1999

Amerika Verschwindet nur das L’cheln Bleibt (America Disappears Only the Smile Remains)

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

KAPUTT und die Folgen (Kaputt and the Consequences)

Robert Prime, London

Videos

Centre Saint Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

1998

Ein Sandstrand voll Glas (A Beach Full of Glass)

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Kunstschnee will Schmelzen

Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1997

Samstag Morgen

Zuckersumpf, Robert Prime, London

This Bittersweet Disaster

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1996

Strom

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Bienenkorb Times

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

FRAC Languedoc Roussillon

Montpellier, France

1994

LOW

Artistbooth, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

LA BOUM, with Thorsten Slama

New Reality Mix, Stockholm, Sweden

OMRON: six videos by Lothar Hempel

Preview Theatre Wardour Street, London

Bewegungslehre (No Future)

Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

1992

240 Minuten, with George Graw

Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019

Tell Me About Me

Galaría Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Wirrwarr

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Think about all the James Deans and what it means.

Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2018

Le Cinéma – 19 Easy Pieces for Pantin

Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France

where are we now

FS.ART Showroom, Berlin, Germany

Papier.Salon

Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017

Back to Mulholland Drive

La Panacée, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Montpellier, France

Inside the distance

Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

Invitation – FRAC at Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Runter von den Marmorklippen!

Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany

Zeitgeist

Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland

Modern Sculpture

Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

2016

Staged: Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art

Sammlung Goetz Collection at Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

6s and 7s

Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Only Lovers

Le Coeur, Paris, France

2015

LA VA, Uwe Henneken & Lothar Hempel

Appartement, Paris, France

Love

Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany

Focus Resonance, Interior and the Collector, Collection #5

12th Biennale de Lyon, France

Threads: A Phantasmagoria about Distance, Kaunas Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

Kaunas, Lithuania

IMAGE OBJECTS

Public Art Fund, New York, NY, USA

La Femme de trente ans

Art : Concept, Paris, France

An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media

TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA

All the World’s a Stage: Works from the Goetz Collection

Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

2014

Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei und Gegenwart

Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany

Luggage and Observations

Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany

A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…

Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany

2013

Cérémonie, curated by Timothée Chaillou

Melinda Gloss, Paris, France

Experience Pommery #11, curated by Florence Derieux

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2012

Voice of the Triangle, works by Lothar Hempel and prints of illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley

Modern Art, London

Experience Pommery

Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

It’s Always Summer on the Inside

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Blind Cut

Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

Without Hope, Without Fear

Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE

Tomorrow

Die Bastei, Köln, Germany

Accrocharge

Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

2011

Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art

Herzliya, Israel

Space Oddity

CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

The Bell Show

Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

portraits & faces

heldart, Berlin, Germany

Synecdoche

Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010

“IDEOLECT”, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, as part of the festival “Poetry in double time. A small lovely rustling Revolution”

various locations, Bruges, Belgium

Crosstown Traffic

Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

Cinematique, esthetique, politique, hermetique

Art : Concept, Paris, France

Qui Es-Tu Peter? (Who Are You Peter?)

Louis Vuitton Cultural Space, Paris, France

The Artist’s Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Storytellers

Centre d'art contemporain / Passages, Troyes, France

Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

MACRO, Testaccio, Rome, Italy

2009

Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03

Ostend, Belgium

Triennial for Contemporary Art SCULPTURE SHOW

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Jean-Luc Blanc: Opéra Rock, curated by Alexis Vaillant

CAPC Musée d`Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Heaven

Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece

Biennale Estuaire Nantes < > St. Nazaires

Fond régional d`Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire / Hangar à bananes, St. Nazaire, France

Art Foundation Mallorca

Centro Cultural, Andratx CCA, Andratx, Spain

Festival de la creation du Centre Pompidou

Conciergerie, Paris, France

Birds love fish

CHERT, Berlin, Germany

Un Plan simple

Maison Populaire, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, Paris-Montreuil, France

2008

Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant

Modern Art, London

7th Gwangju Biennale

South Korea

A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last, curated by Kirsty Ogg

The City Gallery, Leicester

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art

Barbican Art Gallery, London

Lustwarande 08 - Wanderland

Tilburg, Holland

La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network

FRAC – Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Art Berlin Contemporary 2008

Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

Family and Friends

Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA

Lust Warande

Skulpturenpark, Tilburg, Holland

Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson

Karyn Lovegrove House, Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2007

Effigies

Modern Art, London

Pale Carnage

Arnolfini, Bristol, touring to Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Half square, half crazy / À demi carré, à demi fou

Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nice, France

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Galleri MGM

Oslo, Norway

Imagination becomes Reality. Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz

ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe

L.A. Desire

Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany

2006

The Triumph of Painting - Part 4

The Saatchi Gallery, London & Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

Implosion

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Pelouses Autorisees

Parc de la Villette, Paris, France

Angela Bulloch, A K Dolven, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, Lothar Hempel, Rirkrit Tiravanija

Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway

I Love My Scene: Scene 1, curated by Jose Freire

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2005

Growing Up Absurd

Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent

The Difference between you and me

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Imagination becomes Reality Part II: Painting Surface Space

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Bidibidobidiboo

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

World artists now!

Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Tokyo, Japan

Tombola

Kjubh, Cologne, Germany

2004

She’s Come Undone, curated by Augusto Arbizo

Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Now is a Good Time, curated by Dean Valentine

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Snow Show

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

The Snow Show, curated by Lance Fung

Cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Lapland, Iceland

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Millers Terrace, London

The Drawing Project

Vamiali’s, Athens, Greece

Creative Growth

CCA, San Francisco, CA, USA

2003

Dark Shadows

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Michael Kohn Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up!: 160 Jahre Oldenburger Kunstverein, 160 Arbeiten auf Papier

Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

2002

Schöne Aussicht

Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne, Germany

It’s Unfair!

Museum de Pavilijoens, Almere, Netherlands

Accrochage

Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

Internationales Netzwerk, Fluxus und die Folgen

Karstadt Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits. Exposition de la collection du Frac Poitou-Charentes

Hotel Saint-Simon / Theatre d’Angouleme, Angouleme, France

The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper

Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

A New Horizon

Art : Concept, Paris, France

Uniform: Order and Disorder

P.S.1, New York, NY, USA

Und Keiner Hinkt 22 Wege vom Schwegler Wegzukommen

Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Drawings

Galeria Sales, Rome, Italy

I LOVE New York

Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA

The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper

Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper

Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Switzerland

2001

A New Horizon

Art : Concept, Paris, France

Uniform: Order and Disorder

P.S.1, New York, NY, USA

Und Keiner Hinkt 22 Wege vom Schwegler Wegzukommen

Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Drawings

Galeria Sales, Rome, Italy

I LOVE New York

Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA

The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper

Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2000

Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA

10 Jahre Ars Futura

Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

Portraits

Thomas Rehbeiin Galerie, Cologne, Germany

The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper

The Loudon Collection, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

1999

Titles for Drawings

AC Project Room, New York, NY, USA

oldNEWtOWn

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, USA

Who, if not we?, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior

Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, USA

Nur Wasser Lasst sich Leichter Schneiden

Projektraum Hafen, Hamburg, Germany

Dessins

Forde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

A Radiant Future

Forde – Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Officina Europa

Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1998

Conspirazione

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Roommates

Van Loon Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening, curated by Francesco Bonami

Bard College, New York, NY, USA

Galerie Daniel Buchholz

Cologne, Germany

El NiÑo

Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

ars viva 98/99 - Installationen

Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Portikus Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Zone

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

1997

Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Aura, (with Walter Dahn, Rosemarie Trockel & Dirk Bell)

Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

X 2

Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

Panic

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Palais des Beaux Arts

Brussels, Belgium

Surprised

Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

Bring your own Walkman

W 139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Delta: a geographical expression, curated by Francesco Bonami

Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Cologne show

Goethe Institut, Turin, Italy

1996

Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

This really nice, a project with students from the Royal Academy of Arts

Aircondition, Copenhagen, Denmark

TRAFFIC, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

CAPC Musée, Bordeaux, France

PUSH UPS

The Factory, Athens, Greece

AUTO REVERSE 2

Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

How Will We behave?

Robert Prime Gallery, London

Escape Attempts, curated by Simon Sheik and Globe

Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995

Atomic!

Oberwelt Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Auto Reverse

Centre Européen de la Culture, Geneva, Switzerland

The Video Collection

Filmfestival Knokke, Knokke, Belgium

Figures

Le Parvis, Centre Meridien, Ibos, France

The Moral Maze, curated by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno

le Consortium, Dijon, France

Stoppage, curated by Liam Gillick

CCC Tours, Villa Arson, Nice, France

I Confess

Nicolay Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Purple 8 1/2, curated by Purple Prose

Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France

L’Hiver de l’Amour, Part 2

PS 1, New York, NY, USA

Aperto, previously unreleased!, curated by Sabrina Grassi

APAC, Nevers, France

Photomontage

le Consortium, Dijon, France

X/Y, curated by Christine van Asche

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Palast der Kunste, Utopie macht endlose, (Lotus Club)

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1994

Sonne Munchen

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Homegrown

Lotus Club, Cologne, Germany

Grand Prix

Air de Paris, Nice, France

L’Hiver de l’Amour

Musée d’art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Rue des Marins

Air de Paris, Nice, France

Residence Secondaire

Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris, France

20, curated by Tomaso Corvi-Mora

Galleria Pascale Laccese, Milan, Italy

Caravanserai

Galerie W 139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Henry Bond, Olafur Eliasson, Lothar Hempel

Saga Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark

Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte...

Schleifschnecke, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Miniatures

the Agency, London

Mixbild

Galerie Esther Schipper und Michael Krome, Cologne, Germany

13 Levels of Meaning, with Henry Bond

Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

Atomic, Neurotic, Exstatic, curated by Hendrik Larsson

The New ROOM, Guteborg, Sweden

1993

Some artists I've been thinking about who fall under the title of: Wouldn't it be more pluralistic to embrace turmoil and/or violence?

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Galerie Esther Schipper at the Christopher Grimes Gallery

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Biennale di Venezia

APERTO, Venice, Italy

Summer Show

Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

Future Book Collection

Air de Nice, Nice, France

Fuck the System

Villa Rossi, Lucca, Italy

Food for Thought, curated by Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Franklin Furnace, New York, NY, USA

Phenylovethylamour: Unfair 1993, project by Lothar Hempel and Carsten Hoeller

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Unplugged, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud

Inter Conti, Cologne, Germany

jeder kind is van marmer

Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Christmasshop

Air de Paris, Paris, France

Video

Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris, France

7e Semaine Internationale de Video (S.I.V.)

Centre pour l’Image contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

1992

Prince, Madonna, Marky Mark & Cinderella

Ancient Etablissement Sacré, Liège, France

Paradise Europa

BIZART, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tattoo Collection

Air de Paris & Urbi et Orbi at the Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, and Andrea Rosen, New York, NY, USA

Lying on top of a building the clouds seemed to be no nearer than they had when I was lying on the street

Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, and Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy

Galeria Pasquale Leccese

Milan, Italy

Selected Collections

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

David Roberts Art Foundation, London

Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France

Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France

FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst GfZK, Leipzig, Germany

Honart Museum / Ebrahim Melamed Collection, Tehran, Iran

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Saatchi Gallery, London

Zabludowicz Collection, London