1966 Born Mannheim, Germany
1987-90 Wood carving, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1990-98 Staatliche Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, Germany
 

Lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

 2020

HOMEWORK #5: HOMEWORK, Sadie Coles HQ online

Bumped Body, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

2019

Bumped Body, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Multiface, in collaboration with Georg Hornemann, Georg Hornemann studio, Berlin, Germany

Wundergestalt, Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone 64, New York NY, USA

2018

Wild Bunch, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England 

2017

Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

Skulpturenhalle, Thomas Schütte Foundation, Neuss/ Holzheim, Germany (cat.)

2016

Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo

Kabinettstück, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany 

2015

Root of a Dream, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (cat.)

Glory Hole, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

bois dormant, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014

Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

2013

Krummer Hund, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Krummer Hund, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany

Unfired, CAPRI, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012

Maison de Plaisance, with Rosemarie Trockel, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (cat.)

Sadie Coles HQ, New Burlington Place, London, England

2011 Spirits of My Flesh,Chapter, Cardiff, Wales
2009 Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008

Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Bumped Body, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

2007 Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England
2006 Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
2005

Chor, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA (cat.)

Sadie Coles HQ, Heddon Street, London

2004 Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany (cat.)
2003

Stubaifrau, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

2002

Big Trip, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Waldfrau, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

Kunstraum Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tirol, Austria 

2001

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany

Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany 

2000

Paloma Cabaret, in cooperation with Alexander Jasch, Adelin Morlon Art Direction, Dusseldorf, Germany

Demut, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

1999 Collection Ackermans, Xanten, Germany
1998 Wilde Leute, Galerie Bochynek, Dusseldorf, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2020

L'Almanach 20, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Guests of the Hotel Palenque, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree CA, USA

– a breath? a name? – the ways of worldmaking, Biennale Gherdëina 7, Val Gardena, Dolomites, Italy

2019

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (touring)

HOMO FABER. Craft in Contemporary Sculpture, ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

MASK. In Present-Day Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden (touring)

The Enigma of the Hour: 100 Years of Psychoanalytic Thought, Freud Museum, London, England

The Palace at 4am, NEON Foundation, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Mikonos, Greece

A COOL BREEZE, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

2018

Al dio ortopedico, Galleria Gentili, Florence, Italy

Material: Wood, Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury, England

Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975-2018, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill NY, USA

Topologies, THE WAREHOUSE, Dallas TX, USA

Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Von fremden Ländern in eigenen Städten, Düsseldorf central station, MAP Markus Ambach Projekte, Dusseldorf, Germany

[IM]MATERIELL.Über das Geistige im Stofflichen, Galerie Altes Feuerhaus, Städtische Galerie Bad Reichenhall, Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Nudes, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (cat.)

The Beautiful Escape, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden

A MIND OF WINTER, Fundaziun de Planta Samedan, Samedan, Switzerland

Black White, Städtische Galerie im Park Viersen, Viersen, Germany

2017

At Sea. Works from the Kunsthalle Bremerhaven Collection, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany

ISelf Collection: The End of Love, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (cat.)

Dreamers Awake, White Cube, London, England (cat.)

EDITION 12-21, me Collectors Room Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany

Luther and the Avantgarde, Old Prison, Wittenberg, Germany (cat.)

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

Physical Mind Restless Hand, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany

2016

Revolt of the Sage, Blain Southern, London, England (cat.)

Behind the curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington DC, USA (cat.)

Cloud and Crystal – Jackson Pollock Meets Bruce Nauman, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

With a touch of pink, with a bit of violet, with a hint of green – Dorothee Fischer in memoriam,

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Distance of a Day – New in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Sulta Croce – Giubileo 2016, Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland

QUEENSIZE – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, Museum Arnhem,

Arnhem, The Netherlands (cat.)

Ceramix. Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, La Maisen Rouge Paris, Paris, France; Cité de la céramique, Sevres, France(cat.) (touring)

-1 moulage collection of the Berlin Medical Historical Museum at the Charité, tiefkeller, Bonn, Germany

2015

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami FL, USA

Mother of the Year. Between Empowerment and Crisis: Images of Motherhood from 1900 to Today, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria (cat.)

Ceramix. Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (cat.) (touring)

The Problem of God, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

The Marked Self: Between Annihilation and Masquerade, BRUSEUM,Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria (cat.)

Plaster: Casts and Copies, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

THENnow: Paloma Varga Weisz and Giorgio Morandi, miart, Milan, Italy

Du sollst Dir (k)ein Bild machen, Tauf – und Traukirche des Berliner Doms, Berlin, Germany 

2014

QUEENSIZE – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Basic Research – Notes on the Collection, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve,Germany (cat.)

The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, England (cat.)

1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Sculpture Unchaperoned, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, Austria

2013

Die Bildhauer. Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, 1945 bis heute (Sculptures from the art academy Dusseldorf since 1945), Kunstsammlung NRW Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

Adventures of truth - Painting and philosophy, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France 

 

2012

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Prima Materia: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Kabinettstücke, Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Gillian Wearing, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA

Eröffnung des erweiterten Museums & Mein Rasierspiegel. Sammlungspräsentation, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI, USA 

2011

Memories of the Future: The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France

Neupräsentation und Leihgaben, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany

Folkstone Triennial, Folkstone, England (cat.)

2010

Neues Rheinland, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (cat.)

Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery,

New York NY, USA

Intensif-Station, Kunstsammlung NRW Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England

Roll-On/Roll-Off, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany

Lebenslust und Totentanz, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

Larger than life - stranger than fiction, 11. Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany

Aber Schwarz ist doch garm keine Farbe!, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Silent Revolution, Sammlungspräsentation, Kunstsammlung NRW Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2009 cargo, Autocenter, Berlin / Bayrische Staatsoper München, Munich, Germany
2008

Vom Gehen in viele Richtungen, KIT Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf, Germany

Der Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, 176 Gallery, London, England

Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

„Go for it! Olbricht Collection (a sequel)“, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

2007

Effigies, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, England

Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Die Kunst zu Sammeln, museum kunst palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Revue - Zehn Jahre Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
re-dis-play, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

2006

Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Unikate 0 / 6 - 12 Statements aus Rheinland-Pfalz, Kunstverein Germersheim,

Germersheim, Germany

Kunst-Körperlich, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany

Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Wonderful Fund, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England

Zoo Story, Fischer Landau Center for the Arts, Long Island City NY, USA

2005

The Addiction, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Always a Little Further, 51st International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Blickachsen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Sammlung 2005, Neupräsentation Kunstsammlung im K21, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Wonderful Fund Collection, Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco 

2004

raumfürraum, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen und Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)

actionbutton, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Reflections, Artuatuca Festival, Tongeren, Belgium

9. Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany (cat.)

My Father's Eyes, Galerie Andreas Bruening, Dusseldorf

Sammlung Plum, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Woodwork, Anthony Grant, New York NY, USA

All Creatures Great and Small, Comme ci Comme ca II, Salon d'Art, Cologne, Germany

Kunst- und Foerderpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2004 für Bildhauerei, Schloss Waldthausen, Dörentrup, Germany
European Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Murska Sobota, Slovenija

2003

Falling Angels, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York NY, USA

Poeme-Image, Schloss Wendlinghausen, Dörentrup, Germany

actionbutton, Ankäufe der Bundesrepublik, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Not Afraid, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA (cat.)

2002

Paloma Varga Weisz, Cecilia Edefalk and Michael Bach, Landesvertretung Bremen, Berlin

The Galleries Show, Essor Gallery, Royal Academy, London, England

Cabinet with Outfit, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Dusseldorf, Germany

on paper, Grimm / Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

2001 Städtische Gallerie am Bunten Tor, Bremen, Germany
2000

Aroma, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Galerie Andreas Grimm, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1998 Moving images without tears, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
1996 Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.)

Awards

2017 Holbach-Award, Stiftung zur Förderung der Kunst in der Pfalz
2007 Marianne-Werefkin Award, Berlin, Germany
2004

Art and Sponsorship Award Rheinland-Pfalz 2004 for Sculpture, Schloss Waldthausen, Budenheim, Germany

2000-01 Bremerhaven-Fellowship, Bremerhaven, Germany

Public Collections

                              

Ackermans Collection, Xanten, Germany

Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

ISelf Collection, London, England

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Olbricht Collection, Berlin, Germany

Panos and Sandra Marinopoulos Collection, Athens, Greece

The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas TX, USA

Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA

Thomas Schütte, Dusseldorf, Germany