Franz Ackermann

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  • 1963 Born in Neumarkt St. Veit
  • Lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe

Education

  • 1984-88 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München
  • 1989-91 Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg
  • DAAD, Hong Kong


Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Dirimart Dolapdere, Istanbul

2016

  • Franz Ackermann, New Work, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

2014

  • Classic Line, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
  • Mental Maps, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

2013

  • Hügel und Zweifel. Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

2012

  • Walking South, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires
  • Transit: Again / Always / Forever, Dirimart, Istanbul

2011

  • New Ads for São Paulo, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

2010

  • No Roof But The Sky , Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
  • Wait, White Cube, London

2009

  • Franz Ackermann, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2008

  • Franz Ackermann Terminal, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Franz Ackermann, Mai 36 Gallerie, Zurich
  • Franz Ackermann, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

2007

  • From Eden to Lima, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
  • Franz Ackermann, Domus Artium, Salamanca

2006

  • Home, home again, White Cube, London; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover

2005

  • IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (Cat..)
  • FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (Cat..)
  • Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004

  • Nonstop with the hhc, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, USA
  • Tourist, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, München, Germany
  • Travelantitravel, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

2003

  • Naherholungsgebiet, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (Cat..)
  • Eine Nacht in den Tropen, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany (Cat..)

2002

  • Basel Public, Wandinstallation Nordtangente, Basel Switzerland
  • The Waterfall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  • Seasons in the sun, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (Cat..)
  • Transatlantic, mit Rupprecht Geiger; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, München
  • Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Eine Nacht in den Tropen, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (Cat..)

2001

  • Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, USA
  • Gió Marconi, Mailand, Italy

2000

  • B.I.T., Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
  • Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • welt 1... and no one else wanted to play, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • reisterrassen von basel, Wandmalerei, Rückwand der Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

1999

  • works on paper inc., Los Angeles, USA (Cat..)
  • OFF, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
  • Trawler, Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland

1998

  • neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
  • Das Haus am Strand und wie man dorthin kommt, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Pacific, White Cube, London, UK
  • Songline, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

1997

  • Unexpected, Gavin Brown´s enterprise, New York, USA
  • Unerwartet, Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn, 1997 Germany (Cat..)
  • Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Cat..)
  • Gió Marconi, Mailand, Italy

1996

  • Das weiche Zimmer, kuratiert von Florian Waldvogel, Hann. Münden, Germany
  • neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

1995

  • Thomas Solomon´s Garage, Los Angeles, USA
  • Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, USA

1994

  • Ackermanns Wörterbuch der Tätigkeiten, Buchpublikation
  • Dialo(o)g, Belgisches Haus, Köln, Germany (Cat..)
  • condominium, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

1991

  • Art Acker, Berlin, Germany

1990

  • Galerie Fischer, Hamburg, Germany

1989

  • Galerie Komat, Braunschweig, Germany


Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Naturalia, Kasmin Gallery 293 Tenth Avenue, New York
  • Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper, Drawing Room, London (Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April)
  • James Fuentes Gallery, New York (January 11–January 29, 2017)

2016

  • Wolfsburg Unlimited: Eine Stadt als Weltlabor, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

2015

  • The Transportation Business, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
  • Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

2014

  • The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
  • Four Decades: Drawings and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  • Worlds of Collision, Adelaide International Festival
  • All the News That’s Fit to Print, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
  • 2nd Montevideo Biennial, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Memory Palace, Contemporary Art Centre, Cincinnati
2013

  • Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Explode Every Day: An Enquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams
  • Mount Analogue, curated by Neville Wakefield, Darrow Contemporary, Performance Ski Shop in Aspen
  • Expansion Plans, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
  • Do not call me urban!, Lokremise, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
  • For the Time Being: Hidden Behind Plaster, Kunsthalle Baden Baden
  • Just What Is Not Is Possible, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
  • CONTEMPORARY GERMAN ART: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis

2011

  • Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
  • Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art from Germany, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis
  • Tracks, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
2010
  • Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London
  • Lost and Found, Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
  • Fremde Heimat, Mannheim Kunsthalle, Stuttgart

2009

  • Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, London
  • Desenhos: A a Z (Drawings A to Z), Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
  • Against the Grain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
  • Private Universes, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  • Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers, IVAM, Valencia
  • Universal Code, Powerplant, Toronto
  • The Social Critique 1993-2005, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden
  • The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Albania

2008

  • All Inclusive: A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

2007

  • Imagination becomes Reality, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe
  • Reality Bites – Making Avant – Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

2006

  • Berlin-Tokio / Tokio-Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • Infinite Painting – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Centro d’arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy (UD)
  • Anstoss Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
  • Archipeinture, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
  • Remote Viewing (Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing), Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
  • Satellite of Love Witte de With, Rotterdam
  • The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Collection, London
  • Tokyo-Berlin / Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Baroque and Neobaroque, The Hell of the Beautiful, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

2005

  • 36 x 27 x 10, White Cube Berlin im ehemaligen Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
  • Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Ecstasy: in and about altered states, MOCA the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA (Cat..)
  • Styles und Stile – Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia, BG
  • ackermann, bächli, balkenhol, kluge, slominski, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
  • Printemps de septembre, Toulouse, France (Cat..)
  • Wittgenstein in New York, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Gemany
  • Drawing from the Modern, 1975–2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (Cat..)
  • Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
  • Imagination Becomes Reality, Part I: Expanded Paint Tools, Sammlung Goetz, München, Germany
  • La nouvelle peinture allemande, Carré d’art Nîmes, Nîmes, France
  • Remote Viewing (Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
  • Blumenstück Künstlers Glück, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (Cat..)
  • Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, D
  • Zur Vorstellung des Terrors: Die RAF Ausstellung, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany (Cat..)
  • Dosenhos: A-Z (Drawings: A-Z), Porta 33, Funchal, Ilha da Madira, Portugal
  • The Triumph of Painting Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Cat..)
  • Colors and Trips, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz A; Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Austria (Cat..)

2004

  • Direkte Malerei, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
  • Central Station, collection Harald Falckenberg, La maison rouge – fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France (Cat..)
  • 150Jahre, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Champs de vision, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France
  • Close by - time space architecture, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Monument to now, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  • realityReal, Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
  • Global World/Private Universe, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Cat..)
  • Treasure Island, 10 Jahre Sammlung Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum für neue Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (Cat..)

2003

  • A New Modernism For A New Millennium: Abstraction and Surrealism Are Reinvented In The Internetage,
  • The Logan Collection, Vail, USA (Cat..)
  • A Nova Geometria, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Un-built cities, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (Cat..)
  • Die Sehnsucht des Kartografen, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (Cat..)
  • Heißkalt. Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (Cat..)
  • Frahm Ltd, London, UK
  • Outlook, „The Factory“, Athens school of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (Cat..)
  • Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA (Cat..)
  • Berlin-Moskau/Moskau-Berlin, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (Cat..)
  • Chaotic Order, Houldsworth, London, UK
  • EU3, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
  • Hands up, baby, hands up!, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Global Navigation System, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (Cat..)
  • Dreams and Conflicts - The Viewer's Dictatorship, Biennale di Venezia, Venedig, Italy
  • Painting abstract now, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • mit Harald Klingelhöller, Meuser, Andreas Slominski, Galerie Georg Kargl, Wien, Austria
  • Love is a battlefield, New York, USA
  • There’s no land but the land (up there is just a sea of possiblities), Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Contemporary German Art: Recent Aquisitions, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Painting pictures, Malerei und Medien im Digitalen Zeitalter; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (Cat..)
  • Away from Home, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA

2002

  • Psychodrome 02, Fundació Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (Cat..)
  • En Route, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  • The 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania (Cat..)
  • Drawing now – eight positions; Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, USA (Cat..)
  • Hossa. Arte Alemán del 2000, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  • Lila, Weiss und andere Farben, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
  • Reverberator (curated. Michael Archer), Houldsworth, London, UK
  • Nashville II, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
  • Kopfreisen, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon Switzerland (Cat..), Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • XXV Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • // Paralela; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Casa Triângulo, Galeria Luisa Strina, Galeria Brito Cimino; São Paulo, Brazil

2001

  • Rotativa, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Arte Contemporáneo internacional, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, Mexico
  • Brown Field, market, Glasgow, UK (Cat..)
  • EU; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
  • Form follows fiction, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (Cat..)
  • Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
  • Freizeit, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany
  • Musterkarte, Modelos de Pintura en Alemania, Goethe Institut/ Centro Cultural Conde duque/ Galeria Heinrich Erhard/ Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain
  • Casino 2001, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium (Cat..)
  • Tempted to pretend, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren, Germany (Cat..)
  • Field, Market, Glasgow, UK
  • Hybrids, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (Cat..)
  • Germania. La costruzione di un imagine, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
  • Mirror’ s edge, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
  • Glee: Painting Now; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, USA
  • Close up; Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
  • Painting at the edge of the world, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (Cat..)
  • Comfort: reclaiming place in a virtual world, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA (Cat..)
  • Brown field, Rob Tufnell, Glasgow, UK
  • Abstraction and hybridity, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (Cat..)

2000

  • More works about buildings and food; Fundição de Oeiras, Hangar K7, Oeiras, Portugal (Cat..)
  • Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, USA (Cat..)
  • home ist where the heArt is; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL
  • DAAD: weltwärts, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
  • Salon, Delfina Project Space, London, UK
  • Millefleurs, picture show, Berlin, Germany
  • Malkunst, Fondazione Mudima, Mailand, Italy (Cat..)
  • Kunst und Mode, Picture Show, Berlin, Germany
  • Re_public; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (mit Rirkrit Tiravanija)
  • Loneliness in the City, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland (mit Rirkrit Tiravanija)
  • M Art in (n), M Art in (n) c/o Martin Schibli, Helsinborg, Sweden
  • LKW, Lebenskunstwerke, Kunst in der Stadt 4, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (Cat..)
  • Bleibe, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
  • [re:songlines], halle_für_kunst e.V., Lüneburg, Germany
  • Close up, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, Kunsthalle Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (Cat..)
  • hausschau - das haus in der kunst, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (Cat..)
  • CITY-INDEX, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany (Cat..)
  • Mysliwska, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • "Utopische Bürger"? workweb.art, Köln, Germany

1999

  • German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (Cat..)
  • Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (Cat..)
  • Mirror´s Edge, BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow, UK; Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen,Denmark (Cat..)

1999

  • Officina Europa, Galleria d`Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (Cat..)
  • Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin, Germany
  • Drawn from Artists´ Collections, The Drawing Center, New York, USA (Cat..)
  • amAzonas Künstlerbücher, Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany
  • zoom, Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart; Museum Abteiberg,
  • Mönchengladbach, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
  • go away: artists and travel, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Cat..)
  • Dream City, Kunstverein München, Germany (Cat..)
  • Otto&, Otto, Kopenhagen, Denmark
  • , Kunstraum, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
  • Frieze, ICA Boston, USA (Cat..)

1998

  • Franz Ackermann und Jonathan Meese, Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin, Germany
  • Ferien, Utopie, Alltag, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Straße, München, Germany
  • Osygus, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Deep Thought. Part II, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, USA
  • Painting: Now and Forever. Part I, Pat Hearn Gallery & Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
  • Hanging, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paolo; Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; Museum of Modern Art, Recife, Brazil (Cat..)
  • sehen sehen, loop - raum für aktuelle kunst, Berlin, Germany
  • Atlas Mapping, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (Cat..)

1997

  • Urban Living, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
  • Kunst...Arbeit, Südwest LB, Stuttgart, Germany (Cat..)
  • Heaven, P.S.1, New York, USA
  • Kunstpreis der Böttgerstraße in Bremen, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (Cat..)
  • Time Out, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (Cat..)
  • Atlas Mapping, Offenes Kulturhaus Linz, Austria (Cat..)
  • Topping out, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany
  • Giò Marconi, Milano, Italy
  • Imbiss, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
  • A summer group show, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

1996

  • Wunderbar, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany (Cat..)
  • Faustrecht der Freiheit, Sammlung Volkmann, Kunstsammlung, Gera/ Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

1995

  • En passant... Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
  • En passant... Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, Austria

1994

  • Cocktail, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
  • Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany

1991

  • BP, Hamburg, Germany