Albert Oehlen
Albert Oehlen

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1954

Born in Krefeld, Germany.

Lives in Switzerland.

Education

1981

Studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg, Germany

2000 – 2009

Professorship in Painting at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Matière Grise. Galerie Max Hetzler – Paris, Paris France
Die Erfindung der Abstraktion. Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany
Cafe Pittoresque. Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA), Berlin, Germany
Franz West ARTISTCLUB. 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

2016

Prototypology. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery – Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
Geniale Dilletanten – Subkultur der 1980er-Jahre in Deutschland. MKG – Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Nice Weather. Skarstedt Fine Art, New York City, NY, USA
Ordinary Pictures. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
In Wonderland – A Birthday Exhibition For Timo Miettinen. Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Die Neuen Wilden – Figurative Malerei in der BRD in den 80er-Jahren. Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Albert Oehlen. Summer Exhibition. Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Weidingen. Weidingen, Germany
Spring Group Exhibition. Condo, Kippenberger, Oehlen, Salle. Skarstedt Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
Painting 2.0 – Malerei im Informationszeitalter. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Elective Affinities – German Art Since the Late 1960s. Latvian National Museum of Arts, Riga, Latvia
Fine Young Cannibals. Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
German Paintings: Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen. Skarstedt Gallery – New York City, NY, USA
German Paintings: Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen. Skarstedt Gallery – London, London, UK

2015

Drawings II – Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
German Art – Galleri K, Oslo
Open Source: Art At The Eclipse Of Capitalism – Galerie Max Hetzler – Paris, Paris
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism – Galerie Max Hetzler – Berlin, Berlin
Selbstjustiz Durch Fehleinkäufe – Neuerwerbungen Der Sammlung Falckenberg 2011-2014 – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
Image Search – Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Matters of Pattern, Skarstedt, New York, USA

2014

in farbe! – Figur – Landschaft – Abstraktion, Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst (GfG), Augsburg, Germany
ordinary freaks. The Coolness in Pop Culture, Theatre and Museum, Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria
Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizutti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Without You I´m Nothing, Heldart, Berlin, Germany
Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wild Heart: Art Exhibition of German Neo-Expressionism, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Cool Place, Sammlung Scharpff Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France
Fürchtet Euch nicht! Bestimmung des Feldes zu einer gegebenen Zeit: Malerei nach 2000, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany
No Problem: Cologne/ New York, 1984-1989, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Do it Moscow, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Albert Oehlen Talking about Painting, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
69/96, Gebert Stiftung, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Sammlung Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2013

The Show is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Albert Oehlen / John Sparagana, Studiolo, Zurich, Switzerland
REMEMBER EVERYTHING: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Decorum, Carpets and tapestries by artists. Musée d’Art modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Why Painting Now, Krizinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Albert Oehlen — Markus Oehlen — Joyce Pensato — Matthias Schaufler — John 
Sparagana — Rebecca Warren, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Bienalle, Italy
Das Gluck kommt aus dem Nichts, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Genius Loci, Contemporary Masters, Dusseldorfer Akademie nach 1945. Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Postwar German Art in the Collection, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Riotous Baroque, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Dritte Welle – Die Gruppe SPUR, der Pop und die Politik, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Von Beckmann bis Warhol. Die Sammlung Bayer. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
A tribute to Franz West, Galerie Konzett, Vienna, Austria
Out of the house, Works from the Cranford Collection, Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

2012

Deftig Barock. Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Wunder. Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

2011

Georg Baselitz / Eugène Leroy / Albert Oehlen. Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland

2010

Filmschönheit. Art & Film. Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna; Wien Galerie Gisela Capitain, Vienna; Köln Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Green Naftali, New York
Der Westen leuchtet,. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Switzerland
Permanent Trouble. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München, Regensburg, Germany

2009

Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures Kunst und Kalter Krieg—Deutsche Positionen 1945–1989. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

2008

Bad Painting — good art. MUMOK, Vienna

2007

Klio. Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945. ZKM | Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006

FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER! Signetwerke aus den Sammlungen. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2005

The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London

2004

TASCHEN Collection. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Biennale São Paulo, São Paulo
Heißkalt, Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Heißkalt, Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff. Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Outlook. Benaki Museum, Technopolis, The Factory, Athens
Berlin – Moskau / Moskau – Berlin 1950 – 2000. Martin – Gropius – Bau, Berlin
Obsessive Malerei—Ein Rückblick auf die Neuen Wilden. ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2002

Los excesos de la mente. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Painting on the Move. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2001

Abbild—recent portraiture and depiction. Steirischer Herbst, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Switzerland

2000

Der Ritt der sieben Nutten—das war mein Jahrhundert .Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
In Between. Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany

1995

Oehlen Williams 95. Wexner Center for Arts, Columbus, OH
INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin

1994

Herbert Brandl, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool. Museum of Modern Art, Prague

1992

Arbeiten auf Papier. Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Williams. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Albert Oehlen – Elevator Paintings: Trees. Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY USA

2016

Albert Oehlen – Works on Paper. Max Hetzler galerie, Berlin, Germany. 12 March – 16 April
Albert Oehlen. Gagosian Gallery, London, UK. 5 February – 24 March
Georg Baselitz + Albert Oehlen. Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany. 25 September – 15 January
Albert Oehlen – Detrás de la imagen. Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain. 21 October – 5 February

2015

Albert Oehlen – Home & Garden – Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
Albert Oehlen – Rawhide – Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Albert Oehlen: Home And Garden – New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Albert Oehlen – An Old Painting in Spirit – Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Albert Oehlen – Galerie Crone, Berlin

2014

Fabric Paintings, Skarstedt, New York
Albert Oehlen: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California (catalogue)
Museum Wiesenbaden, Wiesenbaden, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

2013

Albert Oehlen: Interiurs, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen- Maleriei, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderne Farbkonzepte / Conceptos modernos del color, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

2012

Albert Oehlen: Drawings. Gagosian Gallery, Rome (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York (catalogue)
Terpentin. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Switzerland (catalogue)

2011

Carré Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, France (catalogue)
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

2010

Räume für Kunst Albert Oehlen—Werke aus der Sammlung. Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany (catalogue)
Fingermalerei. Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany (catalogue)
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

2009

Réalité abstraite. Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (catalogue)
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy (catalogue)

2007

Prints (with Christopher Wool). 1018 ART, New York
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt / Main

2006

I Will Always Champion Bad Painting. Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom (catalogue)
Painter of Light. Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (catalogue)
I Will Always Champion Good Painting. Whitechapel, London (catalogue)
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

2005

I know whom you showed last summer. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen, Malerei 1980–2004, Selbstportrait mit 50millionenfacher
Lichtgeschwindigkeit. Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
FRAC Auvergne—Ecuries de Chazerat, Clermont-Ferrand, France (catalogue)

2004

Secession, Vienna (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen, Malerei 1980-2004, Selbstportrait mit 50millionenfacher
Lichtgeschwindigkeit. Musée Cantonale des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

2002

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (catalogue)

2001

Terminale Erfrischung: Computercollagen und Malerei. Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (catalogue)

2000

Albert Oehlen. Malerei. Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde, Germany (catalogue)

1998

INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin

1997

Albert vs. History. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Albert Oehlen. Malerei .Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde, Germany

1996

IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (catalogue)

1995

Abortion of the Cool. Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg, Germany (catalogue)
Recent Paintings. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago

1994

Villa Arson, Nice, France (catalogue)
Malerei, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)

1993

K-Raum Daxer, Munich, Germany
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)

1990

Realidad Abstracta (with Markus Oehlen), Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander, Spain (catalogue)