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Biography

Lothar Hempel

  • 1966

    Born in Cologne, Germany

  • 1987-92

    Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

     

    Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Le Terrain Vague, Stuart Sauve, London, UK

    Koexistenz, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Gargoyle, Italic, Berlin, Germany

  • 2017

    Oral Heart, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (opening November)
    FUTURE MUSIC, Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

  • 2016

    Working Girl, Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris, France

  • 2015

    Tropenkoller, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

  • 2014

    PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT EASY, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Mäusebunker, The Kitchen, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Art Basel Parcours, Museum Kleines Klingental – Historic Monastery Building, Basel, Switzerland
    Songs for the Blind, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerharsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2012

    Opium, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Ceuti (Murcia), Spain
    The story of The Old New Girls, Galerie Art Concept, Paris, France

  • 2011

    Suedehead, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY [cat.]

  • 2010

    Silberblick/Squint, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK
    ZOO, Sadler's Wells, London, UK
    Piramix Pix, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin, Anton Kern, New York, NY
    Rise and Fall, MGM, Oslo, Norway
    Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

  • 2008

    Casanova & Other Problems, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
    Signal, Art : Concept, Paris, France
    Casanova, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland [cat.]

  • 2007

    Alphabet City, curated by Florence Derieux, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France [cat.]
    Effetti Speciali, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006

    Umbrella, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY [cat.]
    Tarantella, Bar Ornella, Köln, Germany

  • 2005

    casa musica (extrema), Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Butterfly, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

  • 2004

    Fieber/Fever: 5 New Paintings and Other Stories, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    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

  • 2002

    Diamanten, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London, UK
    Concentrations 42, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
    Propaganda, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK
    Wespennest, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX

  • 2001

    Magnet, Art:Concept, Paris, France

  • 2000

    Das Orakel lächelt. Das Orakel lacht. Das Orakel lächelt, Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
    An Schlaf ist nicht zu denken, Lab of Gravity, Hamburg, Germany
    Wespennest (Wasp’s Nest), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1999

    Amerika verschwindet nur das Lächeln bleibt (America Disappears Only the Smile Remains), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    KAPUTT und die Folgen (Kaputt and the Consequences), Robert Prime, London, UK
    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, UK
    This Bittersweet Disaster, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1996

    Strom, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    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, UK
    Bewegungslehre (No Future), Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

  • 1992

    240 Minuten, with George Graw, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

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    Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    where are we now, curated by Friederike Nymphius, FS.ART, Berlin, Germany

  • 2017

    Inside the distance, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
    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, UK
    6s and 7s, Marlborough Gallery, 40 West 57th Street, New York, NY
    Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris, France
    Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France

  • 2015

    Lothar Hempel and Uwe Henneken: L A V A, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Appartement 27 bis, 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, 10th Kaunas Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
    IMAGE OBJECTS, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York, NY
    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
    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
    Experience Pommery #11, curated by Florence Derieux, Domaine Pommery, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France 

  • 2012

    Voice of the Triangle, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
    Tomorrow, Die Bastei, Cologne, Germany
    Blind Cut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
    Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
    Accrocharge, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
    It's Always Summer on the Inside, organized by Dan McCarthy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
    MakeUp, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
    The Bell Show, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
    portraits & faces, heldart, Berlin, Germany
    Synecdoche, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Space Oddity, Centre of Contemporary Art Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

  • 2010

    Qui Es-Tu Peter? (Who Are You Peter?), Louis Vuitton Cultural Space, Paris, France
    Poetry in Double Time: A Small Rustling Revolution. Idiolect Visual Arts, Brugge, Belgium
    The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Storytellers, Centre d'art contemporain / Passages, Troyes, France
    Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy
    Crosstown Traffic, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany
    Cinematique, esthetique, politique, hermetique, Art:Concept, Paris, France

  • 2009

    Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03, Ostend, Belgium
    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
    Beaufort 03, Triennial for Contemporary Art, Blankenberge, Belgium
    SCULPTURE SHOW, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
    Festival de la création du Centre Pompidou, Conciergerie, Paris, France
    Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, curated by Adam Budak, Ludwik Grohman Villa, Lodz, Poland
    Birds love fish, CHERT, Berlin, Germany
    Un plan simple (Perspective – Scène – Écran), Maison populaire, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, Paris-ontreuil, France

  • 2008

    Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Modern Art, London, UK
    La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC - Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
    A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last, curated by Kirsty Ogg, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
    7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
    Art Berlin Contemporary 2008, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Family and Friends, Anton Kern, New York, NY
    Lust warande, Skulpturenpark, Tilburg, Netherlands
    Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Mission: to interpret and understand contemporary art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
    Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland, Tilburg, Holland

  • 2007

    Effigies, Modern Art, London, UK
    L.A. Desire, Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Half square, half crazy / À demi carré, à demi fou, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nizza
    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
    Pale Carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Australia
    Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway
    Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
    Imagination becomes Reality. Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz, ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 2006

    Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Pelouses autorisées, Parc de la Villette, Paris
    The Triumph of Painting, Part 4, The Saatchi Gallery, Londres / Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
    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

  • 2005

    Growing Up Absurd Problems of Youth in the Organized System, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent, Grande-Bretagne, Greece
    The difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC
    Imagination becomes Reality, Part II, Painting Surface Space, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
    Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
    World artists now!, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Japan

  • 2004

    She’s Come Undone, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
    Now is a Good Time, curated by Dean Valentine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    The Snow Show, Tate Liverpool, UK                                                     
    The Snow Show, curated by Lance Fung, Cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
    Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London, UK
    The Drawing Project, Vamiali’s, Athens, Greece
    Creative Growth, CCA, San Francisco, CA

  • 2003

    Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
    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, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Internationales Netzwerk, Fluxus und die Folgen, Karstadt Wiesbaden, Germany
    Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits. Exposition de la collection du Frac Poitou-Charentes, Hôtel Saint-Simon / Théâtre d’Angoulème, Angoulême, France

  • 2001

    A New Horizon, Art:Concept, Paris, France
    Uniform: Order and Disorder, P.S.1, New York
    Und keiner hinkt 22 Wege vom Schwegler wegzukommen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Drawings, Galeria Sales, Rome, Italy
    I Love NY, Anton Kern, New York, NY
    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
    10 Jahre Ars Futura, Ars Futura, Zurich, Germany
    Portraits, Thomas Rehbeiin Galerie, Cologne, Germany
    Beauty of Intimacy – Lens and Paper, The Loudon Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

  • 1999

    Titles for Drawings, AC Project Room, January, New York
    oldNEWtOWn, Casey Kaplan, January, New York
    Who, if not we?, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
    Nur Wasser Lässt sich leichter schneiden, Projektraum Hafen, Hamburg, Germany
    Dessins, Forde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
    A Radiant Future, Forde – Espace d’art contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
    Officina Europa, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

  • 1998

    Conspirazione, Collection 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
    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, NY
    Aura, (with Walter Dahn, Rosemarie Trockel & Dirk Bell) Galerie Ars Futura, Zürich, Switzerland
    X 2, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
    Panic, ICA, London, UK
    Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
    Surprised, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
    Bring your own Walkman, W 139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Delta, a geographical expression, curated by Francesco Bonami, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
    Cologne show, Goethe Institut, Turin, Italy

  • 1996

    Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
    This really nice, a project with students from the royal academy of arts, Aircondition, Copenhagen, Sweden
    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, UK
    Escape Attempts, curated by Simon Sheik and Globe, Christiania, Copenhagen, Sweden

  • 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
    The Moral Maze, curated by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, e Consortium, Dijon, France
    Stoppage, curated by Liam Gillick, CCC Tours, Villa Arson, Nice, France
    I Confess, Nicolay Art Center, Copenhagen, Sweden
    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
    Aperto, previously unreleased! curated by Sabrina Grassi, A.P.A.C. Nevers, France
    Photomontage, le Consortium, Dijon, France
    Labyrinthe Morale, curated by Liam Gillick and Philippe Pareno L‘Usine, Dijon, France
    X/Y, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    I Confess, Nicolaij Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1994

    Sonne München, 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
    Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Schleifschnecke, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
    Miniatures, the Agency, London, UK
    Mixbild, Galerie Esther Schipper und Michael Krome, Cologne, Germany
    13 Levels of Meaning,"with Henry Bond, Ars Futura, Zurich, Germany
    Atomic, Neurotic, Exstatic, curated by Hendrik Larsson, The New ROOM, Göteborg, Sweden

  • 1993

    Some artists I've been thinking about who falls under the title of: Wouldn't it be more pluralistic to embrace turmoil and/or violence?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
    Galerie Esther Schipper at the Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    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
    Phenylovethylamour, Unfair 1993, project by Lothar Hempel and Carsten Hoeller, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
    Unplugged, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, 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, Genève, Switzerland [cat.]

  • 1992

    Prince, Madonna, Marky Mark & Cinderella, Ancient Etablissement Sacré, Liège, Belgium
    Paradise Europa, BIZART, Copenhagen, Sweden
    Tattoo Collection, Air de Paris & Urbi et Orbi at the Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, and Andrea Rosen, New York, NY
    Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
    Galeria Pasquale Leccese, Milan, Italy

 
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Press

  • October 1
    2011
    Modern Painters
    Review: Lothar Hempel
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  • July 1
    2007
    Artforum
    Lothar Hempel
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  • May 1
    2007
    Flash Art
    Lothar Hempel
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  • March 6
    2007
    Artforum.com
    Critics' Picks: Lothar Hempel
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  • October 1
    1997
    Frieze
    Lothar Hempel
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