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John Bock

  • 1965

    Born in Gribbohm, Germany

     

    Studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK), Hamburg, Germany                             

     

    Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Unheil, Sprüth Magers Gallery, Berlin, Germany (opening November)
    Dead + Juicy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY 
    The Next Quasi Complex, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

  • 2017

    Dead + Juicy, The Contemporary Austin, TX
    Glissade dans la sueur perlée des aisselles, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
    Hell’s Bells: A Western, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
    In the Moloch of the Presence of Being, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015

    Three Sisters, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    UN EX-SURROGATE, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2014

    In the House of Boogie-Love, Gallery Sprüth Magers at art berlin contemporary, Berlin, Germany
    Knick-Falte in der Schädeldecke, Gallery Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
    sweet Sub-NOTHING- Spores, Gallery Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy

  • 2013

    Above the point of the glowing silence, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    No Time No Screws, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
    Im Modder der Summenmutation, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
    Der Pappenheimer, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Le Grand Macabre, Opera, Chemnitz, Germany
    Kreatürliche Unschuld, Fries Museum Netherlands, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

  • 2012

    John Bock: Die Walze, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
    Into the Quasi-Me-Hill, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Barneys Madison Avenue, New York, NY
    Die abgeschmierte Knicklenkung im Gepaeck verheddert sich im weissen Hemd, Staedelmuseum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
    Danube Festival, Kunst Halle Krems, Krems, Austria
    Lecker Puste (Delicious Breath), Métamatics Research Initiative, performance at The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
    Presenza Activa / Active Presence, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea De Vigo, Spain

  • 2011

    Im Schatten der Made, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Lost-Egg in the Desert, Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico
    iRonic, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    OHR-WALACHEI, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    John Bock - Klosterfelde, Berlin, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
    John Bock: Howdy Bamington, Third Streaming, New York, NY
    Lichterloh / roh, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Nöle, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
    John Bock: New Commission for the Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
    FischGrätenMelkStand, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
    Der Seewolf, Münster Ferry Boat, Art Parcours at Art 41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Centro de Arte Contempraneo de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
    Curve-Vehicle incl. π-Man-(.), The Curve, Barbican Centre, London
, UK
    UK Sexy Socks, stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2009

    Folasch, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    No Time No Screws, Eleni Koroneou, Athens, Greece
    Die abgeschmierte Knicklenkung im Gepäck verheddert sich im weisse,n Hemd (fashion Show lecture), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, September 25 and 26.
    über den PARA-Behälter Sympto,n Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany
    The Big Sleep, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • 2008

    Palms, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
    Inside Beyond, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy
    PARA – SCHIZO, ensnarled, Arko Art Center and Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
    Film Retrospective, curated by XYZ, Mikrokosmos Cinema, Athens, Greece

  • 2007

    Stapelung, P.S.1. MoMA, New York, NY
    John Bock. Films, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
    John Bock, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Ausstellungstitel, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
    Sadie Coles, London, UK
    Buggelpiste, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
    Malträtierte Fregatte, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
    Dandy, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK


  • 2006

    Mit Schisslaveng, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Lütte mit Rucola, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
    Medusa im Tam Tam Club, Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Berlin, Germany            
    Zero Hero, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
    John Bock… Surrogat, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
    Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien, Austria

  • 2005

    Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France
    A-Buba, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Skipholt, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 2004

    John Bock Curates, ICA, London, UK
    MultiplexKomplex Petit-four transmits the BeWorldMigraineSolution through the metallic
    NoseAirHairPeriscope + Gast
    , Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
    Which Feeder?,with Bendix Harms, Anton Kern Gallery, NY
    Wenn ich in ‘ne scheune gehe und kein stroh ist da, dann bin ich falsch, Galerie Michael Neff,
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Meechfieber, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

  • 2003

    Klynken I knæk, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj
    Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
    The Death of Raymond Roussell, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2002

    Saltimbocca, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, GermanyI
    Accobmitlas, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt, Germany
    mieses BrutCashFlow ist NeutraKnecht, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien, Austria

  • 2001

    Lehm, Lehm, Lehm, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    When I am Looking Into the Goat Cheese Baiser, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Meech City, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Ma’am Prociutto Crudo, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany
    Sadie Coles Gallery, London, UK

  • 2000

    Projects 71, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Multiple Quasi-Maybe-Me-Be Updown, Recent Works/Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Fashion Show, Recent Works/Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Marcia Fortes, June, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Aller Anfang Ist Merz – Von Kurt Schwitters Bis Heute, Sprengel Museum, Hanover
    Yes Sir No Sir, Stella Lohaus, Antwerp, Belgium
    Martin Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
    Kunstverein Bremen, Bremen, Germany 

  • 1999

    Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
    Zeitwenden Rückblick und Ausblick, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Maybe-Me-Be-Microworld Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Lombardi Bängli, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
    SoonSonicShySONSupernovaSideUP, Charim Klocker, Vienna, Austria
    Opt APEtrouve Moving Diagramm, Gio Marconi, Milan, Germany
    MolkeMeMindVehikle, Klosterfelde, Statement Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Quasi-ich-isoquantenschar-Kammer, Nachbar, Galerie Krinzinger/ Benger Park Bregenz, Austria
    Paramoderne=Rokokkogobrot, ‘Kraftwerk Berlin’, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
    Existo-Tour 99, ‘ars viva 99/00 – Grenzgänge, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, Germany
    Der Fall des reinen Tausches in der Edgeworth-Box, “Home & Away”, Expo Café und Kunstverein
    Hanover, Germany (cat.)
    Bildung Information, Kommunikation und Didaktik in der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst,
    steirischer herbst, Graz
    Memme Muss schlafen, S.M.A.K, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
    Opt APEtrouve Moving Diagramm, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy
    ApproximationRezipientenbedürfniscomaUrUktraUseMaterialMiniMaxi, 48 Biennale di Venezia,
    Italy

  • 1998

    1Mio $ Knödel Kisses, (1 Million Dumpling Kisses), Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tirol Österreich
    Heu in der Kadernwelle, (Hay in the Tractor-Hitch), Berlin, Germany
    Regardez le Discjockey Long John Silver, Städt. Museum am Abteiberg
    MienGribbohmWien, (My GribbohmVienna), Wiener Secession, Vienna
    Silageproppen verstopft den Streptopenfluss im Love-Time-Multiplikator, Caulk Clogs
    Strept-River in the Love-Time-Multiplier), Offenbach
    Kunst und Papier auf dem Laufsteg, (Love and Paper on the Runway), Deutsche Guggenheim,
    Berlin, Germany
    BommelbabyfaceNelson,(Pompom-Babyface-Nelson),  Laurids & Mattheus, Karlsruhe
    Memme Muss schlafen, S.M.A.K, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
    Meechfieber im Paradoxonmodderkarton, (Meechfever in Paradox-Mold-Box), H.M. Klosterfelde,
    Hamburg, Germany

  • 1997

    Am Tüddelband der Liebeselastizität, (On the Tuddelband of Love-Elasticity), element,
    Berlin, Germany
    Rasputin ist Mütterchen, (Rasputin is Mommy), Performatrix, KX, Hamburg, Germany
    Das Gängelband der Kunstwohlfahrt, (The Reins of Art-Welfare), Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
    Molloch, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Die molekulare Heimsuchung des Herrn 0.47, (The Molecular Affliction of Mr. 0.47), Hochschule
    für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany

  • 1996

    Die dynamische Nacht des Tiberius, (The Dynamic Night of Tiberius), Hochschule für Bildende
    Künste (HfBK)
    Die Drecksschleuder (The Dirt Sling), Frankfurt, Germany
    Gribbohm, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Der Onkel im Koffer (The Uncle in the Suitcase), Maastricht, Netherlands
    Der Heilige Anwalt in Antwerpen (The Holy Lawyer of Antwerp), Lokaal 05, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1995

    Der Fremde in der 4. Etage (The Stranger on the 4th Floor), Trojanisches Schiff, Hamburg,
    Germany
    Das Feld (The Field), Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Das Kunstwerk des 21. Jahrhunderts, (The Artwork of the 21st Century), Friedensallee 12,
    Hamburg, Germany

  • 1994

    Törtchen der Leidenschaft, (Tartlet of Passion), Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany
    Heilung Nr. 4, (Healing #4), Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Kunstkarton, (Art-Box), Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany

  • 1993

    Elefant (Elephant), Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    4 x Rezipientenmodelle (4 x Recipient-Models), Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK),
    Hamburg, Germany
    Die Kunstwohlfahrtsmaschine (The Art-Welfare-Machine), Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
    Hamburg, Germany
    Komparativer Kunstfähigkeitsvorteil (Comparative Artistic-Advantage), Friedensallee 12,
    Hamburg, Germany
    Der kleine Rezipient und der grosse Rezipient (The Small Recipient and the Large Recipient),
    Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Haschkeks (Hash Cookie), Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany

  • 1992

    Mord und Robotermalerei (Murder and Robot-Painting), Pudelsclub, Hamburg, Germany
    Kunst-Mädchen-Erfolg-Tod (Art-Girl-Success-Death), Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
    Hamburg, Germany
    Jackson-Action, Hochschule für Bildende
    Künste, Hamburg, Germany
    Paul-Eluard-Gesichtskorrektur (Paul-Eluard-Face-Correction), Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
    Hamburg, Germany
    Wie werde ich berühmt? (How Do I Become Famous?), Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
    Hamburg, Germany

  • Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Exhibiting the Exhibition: From the Cabinet of Curiosities to the Curatorial Situation, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
    Pizza is God, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
    The Art of Recollecting, G2, Leipzig, Germany
    Club Conscious, Observatorium, Meatpack, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2017

    And Then There Were None, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Berlin Now
    , David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
    Atopía, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru
    Silent Empire
    , Funkhaus Berlin, Germany
    Portfolio Berlin 03
    , Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
    Once upon a time... The Western – A new frontier in Art and Film, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
    The Inner Skin: Art and Shame
    , MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
    Atlas I, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

  • 2016

    Flying over the Abyss, NEON Foundation, Athens Conservatoire, Athens
    Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Wolfburg Unlimited: A City as World Laboratory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
    Ich, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
    ILLUMINATION, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore Absurdity, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK

  • 2015

    Same But Different, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
    H.D. Buttercup’s Apartment, curated by Michael Fuchs Galerie, H.D. Buttercup, Los Angeles, CA
    Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY
    Flying over the Abyss, NEON Foundation, Thessaloniki Center for Contemporary Art,
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    An Evening of Performances at David Roberts Art Foundation, DRAF, London, UK
    Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
    Avatar und Atavismus, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
    Paperworlds, Buchheim Museum, Bernried am Starnberger See, Germany
    Poor Art - Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968-2015, Museum of Contemporary
    Art, Oslo, Norway
    Storylines, Guggenheim, New York, NY
    NGORONGORO, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, Germany
    Flux-Labyrinth, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, New York, NY
    Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, National Gallery of Art,
    Warsaw, Poland
    Self-Inflicted Justice by Bad Shopping, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
    Bare Wunder, curated by Veit Loers, Seis + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
    La La La Human Steps, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    YES WE'RE OPEN, Giò Marconi, Milan, Italy

  • 2014

    Letter from Mr. Faustus - Seven Adaptations from Berlin, curated by Amir Fattal and Stephen
    Köhler, Herzliya Museum Tel Aviv, Israel
    A Man Walks Into A Bar…, Landshuter Strausse 49, Mainburg, Germany [cat.]
    8, Bremer Kunstfrühling, Bremen, Germany
    films by John Bock, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
    Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
    Atopia: Migration, Heritage, and Placelessness. Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art
    Contemporary Collection, Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
    Bloodflames Revisited, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
    Broken. Slapstick, Comedy, and Black Humor: Goetz Collection, Haus Der Kunst, Munich,
    Germany
    Der Stachel des Skorpions, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
    High Performance, The Julia Stoschek Collection at the ZKM, Museum Villa Stuck, Karisruhe,
    Germany, traveling to Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany; Berlin Gallery Weekend,
    Radialsystem, Berlin Germany
    Homunculus: Playing the Masculine Pathetic, curated by James Boaden, Nottingham
    Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
    I’m Still Here, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lens-Based Sculpture, Akademie der Künste, Berlin Germany
    Off the Runway, River School, Cape Cod, MA
    PAPERWORLDS: Childhood Drawings by Contemporary Artists, curated by Valeska Hageney
    and Sylvia Volz, me Collectors Room, Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany
    Slapstick! The Art of Comedy, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria  
    The Sting of the Scorpion, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
    Tala Madani, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

  • 2013

    The Best of Times, the Worst of Times Revisited Kiev Biennale Selection, Chronos Art Center,
    Shanghai, China, and TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland
    ARTZUID 2013, Foundation ArtZuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Echoes of Silence, NEON at ReMap4, Athens, Greece
    Exquisite Corpse, Vallois, Paris, France
    HEIMsuchung-Unsichere Räume (Unsafe Spaces in Contemporary Art), Kunstmuseum Bonn,
    Bonn, Germany
    ll Palazzo Enciclopedico - 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2013,
    Venice, Italy
    John Bock – Keren Cytter – Paul Pfeiffer – Gillian Wearing – Akram Zaatari, Regen Projects,
    Los Angeles, CA
    METAMATIC Reloaded, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
    Number Six: Flaming Creatures, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Nur Skulptur, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
    ARCTIC, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
    Slapstick!, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
    Temptation of the Diagram, curated by Matthew Ritchie, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY

  • 2012

    30 Räume/ 30 Künstler (30 rooms / 30 artists), Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design,
    Nuremberg, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Accelerating Toward Apocalypse: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd.,
    Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Active Presence: Action, Object & Audience, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial,
    Asturias, Spain
    Active Presence: Action, Object and Public, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
    Alpenrepublik, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Arsenale 2012, Ukrainian Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
    DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    Deste Fashion Collection, Barney’s New York, New York, NY
    First International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Ukraine 2012, Ukraine
    Funny, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Number Six: Flaming Creatures, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Rohkunstbau XIX Moral, Rokunstfestival 2012, Marquardt, Germany
    Skulptur, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Track, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
    Various stages, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

  • 2011

    6th Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
    8 1/2: Thirteen artists celebrating the 100th anniversary of Trussardi, Fondazione Nicola
    Trussardi, Milan
    Berlin 2000-2011: Playing Among the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
    Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Annadale-on-Hudson, Red Hook, NY
    Coleccion Art Foundation Mallorca 2011, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain
    Geschmack, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
    International Biennial of Contemporary Art or Curitiba: Beyond the Crisis, Curitiba, Brazil
    Knock, Knock! From the Collection of Paul and Sara Monroe, Anderson Gallery VCU Arts,
    Richmond, Virginia
    Luminous Interval (Daskalopoulos Collection), Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
    MakeUp, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
    Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
    The Art Magazine Becomes Art, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK
    The Collectors Show, The Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
    Transformed Objects, KAI 10 Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht and Harald Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2010

    The Beauty and the Distance, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New Delhi;
    Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
    Adaptation: Between Species, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Art Parcours, Art 41 Basel, Switzerland
    At Home/ Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard
    Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Away and Boil Your Head, An exhibition curated by XYZ within the project OTHERS: Le Biennali
    d'arte di Marrakech, Istanbul, Atene a Palermo e Catania, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino,
    Palazzo Valle, Catania, Italy
    Behind the Curtain, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy
    CAC, Málaga, Spain
    Curious? Art in the 21st Century from Private Collections, Art and Exhibition Hall of the
    Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Germany
    Figura Cuncta Videntis, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
    Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in Four Acts: The D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Whitechapel
    Gallery, London, England
    Michael Stumpf: Rubble Stir, The Glue Factory, Glasgow 

    Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
, Germany
    Roboterträume, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
    Skin Fruit, Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 
    New York, NY
    The Drawing Room, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    The Library of Babel/ In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, 176 Zabludowicz
    Collection, London, UK
    Permanent Trouble – Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie,
    Regensburg, Germany

  • 2009

    Berlin 2000, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY
    Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,
    CA
    Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation, Museum of Modern Art,
    New York, NY
    Eating the Universe. Vom Essen in der Kunst, Kunstahalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Fashionshow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
    Filmshooting for Kie Ellens, Walhouse Film, Groningen, Netherlands                              
    Klütterkammer ICA book launch, Walther König Buchhandlung, Berlin, Germany                  
    KunstFilmBiennale on Tour, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Künstlergesprach mit Julia Stoschek, Münster (films: Urhütte, Hysterie im Nonchalance, Inside
    Beyond) KunstFilmBiennale on Tour, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
    Il Giardino dei Lauri, Citta della Pieve, Italy
    My Summer Show, Gallerie LeLong, New York, NY
    Opening Eleni Koroneou, Athens, Greece  
    Precarious Form I: Prekäre Skulpturen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
    Performative Impulses, Pinacoteca di Bari Tank TV, online exhibition
    Repeat all, MIS, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    (re)Visions:(di)Visions, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
    Stressed Spaces, multistory car park, KW14,‘s- Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
    Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd'hui, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarre, Spain
    The Spirit of the Haus-20, Jahre Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
    Time Out Beijing Video art festival, Beijing, touring to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur,
    Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai and Tokyo
    TreppeHochStrichPunkt, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
    Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto. National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation / M.I.E.T., Athens,
    Greece 

  • 2008

    abc-art berlin contemporary, Berlin, Germany
    Call it what you like, Collection Rik Reinking, Kunst Centret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg
    Come-in. Interior Design as a Contemporary Art Medium in Germany, Galeri Nasional Indonesia,
    Jakarta
    e-flux Video Rental, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste
    Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
    Feelgood things, Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
    Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
    La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
    Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
    Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Pivot Points Part 1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
    Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard
    College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Tempo Tempo!, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany
    The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden [cat.]
    The ICA Auction Exhibition, Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
    The sublime is now, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
    Vertrautes Terrain, Aktuelle Kunst in und über Deutschland, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und
    Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Videozone 4 (Videozone), International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel
    When It’s a Photograph, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
    Wunderkammer:  A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • 2007

    1st Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
    Absolumental 2, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Toulouse & région Midi-Pyrénées,
    Toulouse, France
    All about laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Beyond the Country, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
    Come, come, come into my world, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
    Das Kapital - Blue Chips & Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main,
    Germany
    e-flux Video Rental, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts,
    Cambridge, MA
    Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
    Fractured Figure, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Franz West: Souflé, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
    From the Earth to the Moon, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
    Ginnungagap / Pavilion of Belief, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
    Hamsterwheel, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
    Into Me / Out Of Me, Marco Rom, Italy; KW Berlin, Germany; P.S.1. MoMA, Long Island City, NY
    Ironie der Objekte, MUSEION, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy
    La città che sale, ARCOS, Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento
    Live/Work: Performance Into Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Material: An Exhibition of Mixed Media Sculpture, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
    Mayflies, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    Panic Room, Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for
    Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
    Performa 2007, P.S.1 Contempory Art Center, New York, NY
    Quotidian, BUIA Gallery, New York City, NY
    Re-dis-play, Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Repeat All, M100, Centro Culturtal Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
    Sculpture Exhibition, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    The Harder You Look, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
    HDTS 07, The High Desert Test Sites, Los Angeles, CA
    Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
    To Be Continued…, Magasin 3 Stockolm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    Unmonumental: The Object In The 21st Century, New Museum, New York, NY
    Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini, GC.AC and MAN, Galleria Comunale d'Arte
    Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone and Museo d`Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy
    When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, Baltic, The Center for Contemporary Art,
    Gateshead, UK

  • 2006

    Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    ACTION, Frac Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Marseille, France
    Constructing New Berlin, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    Dada’s Boys, Identity and Play in Contemporary Art, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburg, UK
    Fliegende Kühe und andere Kometen—Nicht nur komische Dinge in der Kunst, Villa Merkel,
    Esslingen, Germany
    Group Show, Galleria Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy
    Mapping the Studio, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Nature Attitude, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
    Nothing But Pleasure, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
    Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY

  • 2005

    A Certain Tendency in Representation – Cineclub, curated by Francesco Manacorda,
    Thomas Dane, London, UK,
    Abnormal, Nyehaus, New York, NY
    Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    Desenhos: A-Z [Drawings: A-Z], Porta 33, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal
    Dionysiac, Centre Pompidou, France
    Forme a venire, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Girls on Film, curated by Kristine Bell, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
    Imagem & Acao, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, Curated by David Humphrey
    Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
    Portrait, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
    Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst 2005, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
    Reykjavik Arts Festival 2005, Reykjavik, Iceland
    What’s New Pussycat? Museum for Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany
    When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich

  • 2004

    I Am The Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
    Body Display - Performative Installation #4, Secession, Vienna
    Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
    John Bock and Bedix Harms, Anton Kern Gallery, New York NY
    Planet B, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria

  • 2003

    Editions and Multiples 1990 – 2003, Helga Maria
    Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany
    GROTESK! – Grotesque! 30 Years of Witty Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
    Inaugural Exhibition, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Sitings:  Installation Art 1969 – 2002, MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
    Penetration, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
    The Great Drawing Show: 1550-2003 A.D., Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2002

    Do It, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Pamela Echeverria, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil,
    San Angel, Mexico
    Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, Curated by Okwui Enwezor
    Extension, Magasin3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    Hello, My Name is…, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
    Penetration, curated by Mark Fletcher, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
    Recent Acquisitions, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, France

  • 2001

    Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    April is the Cruelest Month, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Hypermental. Rampant Reality 1950-2000, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
    New Settlements, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan
    Magazin3, Stockholm, Sweden
    I Love NY, Benefit show, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2000

    Death Race 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
    Drawing 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
    Koppel op Kop, Ars Viva, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
    Kunst Museum Düsseldorf, February, Germany
    Existo-Tour 99, ars Viva, Kunsthaus Dresden
    Art Auction, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
    Jacob Fabricus, Modenschau aus MoMA
    Le College, Fond Regional de’ Art Contemporain (FRAC), Reims, France
    Rückblick und Ausblick, Vienna, Austria
    Gribbohm, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
    FRAC, Reims, France Sprengel Museum Hanover, Hanover, Germany

  • 1999

    Children of Berlin, PS1, New York, NY
    German Open, Kunst Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany

  • 1998

    ApproximationRezipientenbedürfniscomaUrUktraUseMaterialMiniMaxi, 48 Biennale di Venezia,
    Italy
    LiquiditätAuraAromaPortfolio, (Liquid-Aura-Aroma-Portfolio), Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

 
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