Friedrich Kunath

We could be looking for the same thing, 2015-2016

Gee It's Nice To Be Alone (L.A. River Brown Landscape), 2015

Sammlung Philara,Düsseldorf, 2016

A Brief History of Love, 2015

I've only just begun, 2016

VNH Gallery, Paris 2016

Fuck It I Love You, 2014

Kunsthalle KAdE, Netherlands, 2016

I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you, 2014

Kaikaikiki, Tokyo 2016

Cloudy, With a Chance of Tears, 2016

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

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

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

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

A Brief History of Love, 2014

Modern Art Oxford, UK, 2013

Sin & Gravity, 2013

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

White Cube, London, 2013

"Untitled", 2012

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2012

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

"Happy birthday yesterday (sleepy Cannes)", 2011

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

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

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, 2010

"Cloudy with a Chance of Tears", 2010

White Cube, London, 2011

Kunstverein Hannover, 2009

"Twilight", 2007

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

1998 University of Arts, Braunschweig, at Professor Walter Dahn


Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, “Self-Fiction,” September 24 – January 1, 2017
Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany, “Juckreiz,” June 26 – September 11
Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “The World Is A Beautiful Place (We’re Not Here For Long),” April 15 ­– May 12
VnH Gallery, Paris, France, “My Loneliness Shines,” March 19 ­­– May 22 

BQ, Berlin, Germany, "Sentimental Air," September 17 – October 31

White Cube, Hong Kong, “Earth to Fuckface,” November 20 – January 31, 2015
Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, “If I Could Only Remember Your Name,” September 14 – November 2
CAPRI, Düsseldorf, Germany, “The Forest Smelled Like Bananas,” September 5 – November 8
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, July 19 – November 9
The Eastern 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 14 – 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

White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London, United Kingdom, “I’m Running Out Of World,” November 21 – January 25, 2014
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK, “Raymond Moody’s Blues,” September 21 – November 17

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,” April 28 – June 30

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

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

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.”

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, “EMOH,” October 24 – December 6
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “Rising vs. Setting,” May 22 – August 3 (catalogue)

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY,Twilight,” September 7 – October 13
Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Aachen-Kornelimünster, “Forderpreistrager 2006: Friedrich Kunath,” July 14 – September 2
BQ, Cologne, Germany, “Warum,” January 19 – March 10

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

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

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”

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

BQ, Cologne, Germany, “Welcome Home Steve Curry,” April 27 – June 14
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, “Mise en Scene: Cureiux VI – Friedrich Kunath: When was the first time you realized the next time would be the last time”

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

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

BQ, Cologne, Germany, “Why are my friends such finks,” with Dirk Bell


Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan, "Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection―From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer,” January 30 – April 3
Tim Van Laere, Antwerp, Belgium, “Tomorrow is a long time,” January 28 – March 12

Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY, “If  You Leave Me Can I Come Too?” October 14 – January 9, 2016
Kimmerich, Berlin, Germany, “My wife does the dishes, I do the revolution,” curated by David Rimanelli, June 13 – July 31
Galerie Drei, Cologne, Germany, “Oh, of course, you were berry picking,” April 10 – May 23
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “Second Chances,” March 27 – June 28

Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, “FIRE!”, curated by de Pury de Pury, September 18 – November 1
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, “New Image Painting”, August 23 – October 4
Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, “Lone Tree,” April 4 – May 5

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, United Kingdom, “The Hope of Wrecks,” September 13 – October 27
Gemeente Museum Den Haag, 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

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
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

Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Gesamtkunstwerk,” November 24 – April 30, 2012
Berezdivin Collection - Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico, “Painting...EXPANDED,” November 3 –December 1, 2012
Herzliya, Israel, “The Second Strike, 3rd Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art”
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, “Marklin World,” September 24 – January 8, 2012
Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria, “désertieren,” August 26 – October 8
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, “Il Mondo Vi Appartiene – The World Belongs to You,” June 2 – December 31
Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL, “MIAC III: Away From the Horde,” April 29 – May 29
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection,” March 13 – July 4
Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom, “Watercolour,” February 16 – August 21
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, “dwellings,” January 29 – March 26
Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany, “Captain Pamphile,” Febraury 19 – April 10
Rebenpark, Braunschweig, Germany, “BS-VISITE”
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, “Always, Sometimes, Often, Never”

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

Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA, “15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition,” Oct 3 – Nov 14
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

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

Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt, Germany, “Verwendungsnachweis,” September   21 – November 18               
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, United Kingdom, "Learn to Read," June 19 – September 2
Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, "Seb Koberstädt / Friedrich Kunath: Förderpreisträger 2006," July 14 – September 2
Magazzino d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy, “Blind Date,” July 7 – September 30

Fundacción/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, “Esquidor en el fondo de un pozo,” September 2 – April 29, 2007
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, Netherlands, "Spooky," curated by Hanne Hagenaars and Theo Tegelaars

De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “The Gravity in Art,” organized by Theo Tegelaers, in collaboration with René Daalder, December 2 – January 22
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
La Galerie, Centre d’arte contemporain, Ville de Noisy-le-Sec, France, “Fabriques du Sublime,” September 9 – November 5 (catalogue)
Broadway 1602, New York, NY, “Exile: New York is a good hotel,” July 12 – September 16
Avalon Art Association, Revelin Castle, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rockwell Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Rings of Saturn”
O.P.A., Galeria Canaria, Guadalajara, Mexico, “Strawberry Fields”
Tate Gallery Liverpool, “Rhinegold: Art from Cologne,” June 12 – August 22
Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, “No one else can make me feel the colors that you bring”

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, “Inaugural Group Show,” September 4 – October 4

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, United Kingdom, “present.”
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”

Cologne, Germany, “Parking Meters”
Studiogalerie Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, “Make my paper sound”

Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, “Junge Kunst im Zweiten”
Berlin, Germany, “Dirty Windows”

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

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


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.


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


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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