Friedrich Kunath

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

I was thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie (Candle), 2013-2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

I was thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie (Skull), 2013-2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

I Still Owe You For The Hole In My Heart, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

Gomer Pyle, 2014

Benji, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

Cosmic Clowning, 2013

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

I Dreamed It Was A Dream That You Were Gone, 2014

A Brief History of Love, 2014

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, 2013

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, 2014

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, 2014

Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, 2014

Publication:

Friedrich Kunath: In My Room
Text by Paul Hobson,
Michael Bracewell, Ory Dessau,
Claire Le Restif, Paul Luckraft

 

Life After Life, 2013

Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2013

Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2013

Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2013

Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2013

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2013

Sin & Gravity, 2013

White Cube, London, 2013

What is not but could have been (somehow the wonder of life prevails), 2013

Garlic Juicyfruit, 2013

White Cube, London, 2013

God Knows, I Had Plans, 2013

Cosmic Hiccup, 2013

White Cube, London, 2013

Death, Love, Depression, Love, Death, 2013

Internal Abstraction (Behind Closed Doors), 2013

"Sunset Prototypes", 2012

"Lover's Carvings", 2012

"A Dream Full of Dreams", 2012

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, 2012/2013

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, 2012/2013

"Untitled", 2012

"Untitled", 2012

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, 2012/2013

Publication:

Friedrich Kunath:
You Owe Me a Feeling

Text by David Berman;
photographs by
Michael Schmelling

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

"You Go Your Way and I'll Go Crazy", 2012

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

"Zuckerzeit", 2012

"Funny He Never Married", 2012

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

"Distance", 2012

"Bagno Europa (Café Pathetique)", 2012

"Honey, I'm Home (Orange)", 2012

"Honey, I'm Home (Cheese and Matchstick)", 2012

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

"Lacan's Haircut", 2012

"Return to Avalon", 2012

"Famous Last Words", 2012

"Blum & Poe, Los Angeles", 2012

"The Coolest", 2012

"Hermes Gypsy", 2012

"Memory floss (going to erehwon)", 2011

"The distance between me and me (Cologne Civet)", 2011

"Happy birthday yesterday (sleepy Cannes)", 2011

White Cube, London, 2011

White Cube, London, 2011

White Cube, London, 2011

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

"In My Room", 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

"Untitled (How Forever Feels)", 2010

"All of My Problems Are Water Based (Strawberry)", 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

"All of My Problems Are Water Based (Island)", 2010

"Cloudy with a Chance of Tears", 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

"All of My Problems Are Water Based (Tree)", 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, 2010

"Sometimes I still feel the bruise", 2010

"I love you but I've chosen darkness", 2010

Hammer Museum, 2010

Hammer Museum, 2010

Kunstverein Hannover, 2009

Kunstverein Hannover, 2009

Kunstverein Hannover, 2009

"Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International", 2009

"Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International", 2009

"Rising vs. Setting", 2008

"Fake Empire", 2007

Blum & Poe, 2008

Blum & Poe, 2008

"I love Melancholy", 2008

"Me Haul", 2008

"Twilight", 2007

"Untitled", 2007

"Splitsville", 2007

"Untitled", 2007

"Untitled", 2007

"We Get Along Mostly", 2006

"Untitled", 2005

"Cortez", 2005

"Untitled", 2005

"Untitled", 2005

"Untitled", 2005

"Untitled (Ensemble III)", 2005

"Untitled", 2004

Born Chemnitz, Germany, 1974
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
1992 – 1998 University of Arts, Braunschweig, at Professor Walter Dahn


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
White Cube, Hong Kong, November 20 – January 17, 2015 forthcoming
Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, "If I Could Only Remember Your Name," September 14 – November 2 forthcoming
Capri, Düsseldorf, Germany, “The Forest Smelled Like Bananas,” September 5 – November 8 forthcoming
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, July 19 – November 9
Easter Star Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Grand Optimist,” May 22 – June 8
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "The Temptation To Exist (May Contain Nuts), March 18 - April 26
Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France, "A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World," January 17 – March 23


2013
White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London, United Kingdom, November 21 – January 25
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK, “Raymond Moody’s Blues,” September 21 – November 17
2013
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK, September 28 – November 24

2012
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, "Your Life is Not for You," November 20 – March 3, 2013
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles CA, "Lacan's Haircut," September 8 - October 27
BQ, Berlin, Germany, "Things We Did When We Were Dead," BQ, Berlin, Germany, April 28 –June 30

2011
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany, "Lonely are the Free," June 9 – July 31
White Cube, London, United Kingdom, "The Most Beautiful World in the World," April 15 –June 4

2010
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Tropical Depression", October 22 - December 4
Kunstsaele, Berlin. October 8 – November 5
Kaikai Kiki Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, "I used to be darker, but then I got lighter and then I got dark again," May 13 – June 12
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, "Hammer Projects: Friedrich Kunath," April 17 – Sept 30

2009
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, "Home wasn't built in a day," November 28, 2009 - January 24, 2010 (catalogue)
BQ, Berlin, Germany, "Hello Walls," September 4- October 31 (catalogue)
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, "7 x 14 '5. Teil der Austellungsreihe' 7 x 14."

2008
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "EMOH," October 24 - November, 2008
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, "Rising vs. Setting," May 22 – August 3 (catalogue)

2007
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Twilight," September 7 - October 13
Kunst aus NRW in der ehemaligen Reichsabtei Aachen-Kornelimünster, July 14 – September 2.
BQ, Cologne, Germany, "Warum," January 19 – March 10

2006
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "I have always been here before," March 4 – April 8

2005
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, October 14 – December 3

2004
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "We were the one thing in the galaxy God didn't have his eyes On," April 3 – May 1
BQ, Cologne, Germany, "Our endless numbered days"

2003
Annet Gelink Gallery/The Bakery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "We are not as far west..,"
November 28 – January 17, 2004
Art 34 Basel (under the auspice of BQ Gallery), Basel, Switzerland,
"Statements", June 18 – June 23

2002
BQ, Cologne, Germany, "Welcome Home Steve Curry,"

2001
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, Peter Mertes Stipendium (with Thea Djordjadze), September 22 – November 4
Chausse 37, Berlin, Germany, "Friedrich Kunath, Videos"

2000
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, "One day it will all make sense," with Dirk Bell

1998
BQ, Cologne, Germany, "Why are my friends such finks," with Dirk Bell


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, “FIRE!”, curated by de Pury de Pury, September 18 – November 1 forthcoming
Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, “Lone Tree,” April 4 – May 5

2013
Centre des Monuments Nationaux, La Conciergerie, Paris, France, “À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault,” October 21 – January 6, 2014
Museum of St Albans, Hertfordshire, “The Hope of Wrecks,” September 13 – October 27
Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Netherlands, “Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection,” June 8 – September 29
L’Enclos des Bernardins, Hôtel de Miramion, Paris, “More Young Americans,” May 16 – June 22
Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy, “Set Pieces,” February 7 – April 15

2012
Die Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room Berlin, “Wonderful – Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke,” November 29 – August 25
Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY “Funny,” curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, September 21 – December 15
Wentrup Avlskarl Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark, “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” September 8 – October 26
Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten, Germany, “Schach Matt (Checkmate),” June 29 – August 26
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “The Residue of Memory, May 11 – July 15
Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Juechen, Germany, “Orchestra Change,” April 22 – October 28, 2012
Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland, “Death Can Dance,” April 13 – June 18
Riverview School, East Sandwich, MA, “You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen,” curated by
Kelly Taxter

2011
Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, "Gesamtkunstwerk," November 24 – April 30, 2012
Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Collection Exhibition," curated by Marysol Nieves, November 3
Herzliya, Israel, "The Second Strike, 3rd Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art"
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, "Marklin World," September 24 – January 8, 2012
Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, "Deserteure," August 25 – October 10
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, "Il Mondo Vi Appartiene – The World Belongs to You," June 2 – December 31
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, "dwellings," January 29 – March 26

2010
Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany, "Captain Pamphile- nach einem Roman von Alexandre Dumas," September 24 – November 21
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, "Saw It, Loved It," August 31 – September 26
White Cube, London, United Kingdom, "Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action," July 8 – August 28
Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "Country Music," July 3 – August 21
Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany, "Larger than Life - Stranger than Fiction," June 12 - October 11
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, "Kurt," May 13 – September 6
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Also on View," April 8 – May 1
Zabludowicz Collection, Projectspace 176, London, United Kingdom, "The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place," February 25 – June 13

2009
Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition," Oct 3-Nov 14
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, "7 x 14", May 22 - May 31 (catalogue)
Galeria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy, "Play," February 5 – March 14
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Grin & Bear It: Cruel humor in art and life, March 20 – July 5

2008
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "Journeys to Nowhere: Selections from the Collection" August 14 - November 30
Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, "The Eternal Flame," August 10 – October 5, 2008
"Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutscheland," ZKM Museum for Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, May 22 – October 12
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International," May 3, 2008 – January 11, 2009 (catalogue)
Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, California, "Gravity in Art," curated by Rene Daalder (in association with Theo Tegelaers), March 1 – April 30
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York, "Informed by Function," co-curated by Claudia Calirman and Susan Hoeltzel, Feburary 5 - May 16
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, "The Leisure Suite", January 24 – February 14, 2008

2007
Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt, Germany, "Verwendungsnachweis," September 21 – November 18, 2007
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria, "Dream and Trauma -Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection" curated by Edelbert Köb, Gerald Matt and Angela Stief, June 29 - October 4 (catalogue)
Tate Modern, London, England, "Learn to Read," June 19 - Sept 2
Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, "Seb Koberstädt /Friedrich Kunath: Förderpreisträger 2006", July 14 - September 2
Magazzino d'arte moderna, Rome, "Blind Date"

2006
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, "Bonanza," curated by Karola Grässlin, March 10 – April 22
BAWAG Foundation, Wien, Austria, "Nothing but Pleasure," June 30 - September 30
Het Gebouw, Utrecht, The Netherlands, "Spooky," curated by Hanne Hagenaars and Theo Tegelaars
Fundacción/ Colección Jumex, Mexico City, "Esquidor en el fondo de un pozo"

2005
De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "The Gravity in Art," organized by Theo Tegelaers, in collaboration with René Daalder, December 2 - January 22, 2006
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper," November 2 - January 4, 2006
La Galerie, Centre d'arte contemporain, Ville de Noisy-le-Sec, France, "Fabriques du Sublime," September 9 - November 5 (catalogue)
Avalon Art Association, Revelin Castle, Dubrovnik, Kroatia
Broadway 1602, New York, NY, "Exile: New York is a good hotel," July 12 - September 16

2004
Rockwell Gallery, London, England, "Rings of Saturn"
La Coleccion Jumex and CANAIA, Mexico City, Mexico, "Strawberry Fields," curated by Patricia Martin (catalogue)

2003
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, "Inaugural Group Show," September 4 - October 4

2002
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany, "On the other hand you have different fingers"
Bonner Kunstverein & Videonale, Bonn, Germany, "mise en scène: Curieux VI- Friedrich
Kunath: When was the first time when you realized the next time would be the last time," September 24 - October 6
Hammer Sidi, London, England, "present"

2001
Stadtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, "Superschloss," November 10 - March 24
Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, "Zero Gravity," April 21 - June 16
BQ, Cologne, Germany, "1995-2001"

2000
Cologne, Germany, "Parking Meters"
Studiogalerie Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, "Make my paper sound"

1998
Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, "Junge Kunst im Zweiten,"
Berlin, Germany, "Dirty Windows"

1995
Chemnitz, Germany, VOXXX-Galerie
Green Room, San Diego, CA

1994
Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Braunschweig, Germany, "The easiest thing to grow in a garden is Tired"

SOLO EXHIBTION CATALOGUES
 

Bracewell, Michael, et al. Friedrich Kunath: In My Room. Köln: Walther König, 2014.
You Owe Me A Feeling. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2013.
Things We Did When We Were Dead. Berlin: BQ, 2012.
The Most Beautiful World in the World.London: White Cube, 2011.
I used to be darker But then I got lighter And then I got dark again. Tokyo, 2010.
In someone's shadow. Berlin: BQ, 2009.
Zechlin, René. Home wasn't built in a day. Hannover: Kunstverein Hannover, 2009.
Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman. Rising vs. Setting. Aspen: Aspen Art Museum, 2008.
Friedrich Kunath. Cologne: BQ, 2007.
Alles Macht Weiter. Cologne: BQ, 2004.
I Would Kill for a Noble Peace Prize: Friedrich Kunath. Cologne: BQ, 2002.

GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS
2012 Sprengel Prize for Visual Arts of the Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation
2006  Grant / Scholarship for Young Artists of the Federal State of North Rhine, Westfalia, Germany
2005  Grant / Scholarship of the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2001 Peter Mertes Stipendium, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles, CA
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 

 

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