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1954 Born in Krefeld, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Albert Oehlen: Works from the Collection , Grässlin Art Space, St. Georgen, Germany

2009 Albert Oehlen , Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples, Italy
Computer Paintings, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, New York
Luhring Augustine, New York, New York
A Vanguard With Decorum , Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Musee d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France

2008 Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Dane Gallery, St. James’s, London

2007 Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany

2006 I Will Always Champion Good Painting , Whitechapel Gallery, London
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Painter of Light , Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
I Will Always Champion Bad Painting, Arnolfini, Bristol (catalogue)
Darren Almond, Albert Oehlen: Time 2 Kill , Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2005 Albert Oehlen: I Know Whom You Showed Last Summer , Museum of Contemporary Art,
North Miami, FL
Albert Oehlen , Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Albert Oehlen-Recent Paintings , Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

2004 Peintures/Malerei 1980-2004 , Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne,
Switzerland; Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain; Kunsthalle Nuremburg, Germany
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2003 Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Musée d‘Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Paintings and Collages , Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2001 Per Skarstedt Fine Arts, New York, NY
Lurhring Augustine, New York, NY
Paintings , Patrick Painter, Inc, Santa Monica, CA
Einladung Zur Eroffnung , Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2000 Embers to Cry For, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA
Höre auf zu arbeiten, kie Erregung nimmt Dir die Kraft , Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln,
Germany
Das Privileg , Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
It May Be a Year of Thirteen Moons But it's Still the Year of Culture, organized
by Charisma, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Salon , Delfina, London

1999 Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Galerie Freund/ Wind, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Lord, Pferdeflüsterer, Antichrist , Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid/Seville, Spain

1998 Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
AT , Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
INIT Kunst-Halle Berlin, Germany
Galerie Freund/Wind, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

1997 Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Galerie K, Oslo, Sweden
Albert vs. History , Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)
Lass Spielen (Vergessene Kinder), Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Baladas Heavy , Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Germany
Achenbach Kunstausstellungen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1996 IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (catalogue)
Obras Recientes , Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

1995 Oehlen Williams 95 , (with Christopher Williams), Wexner Center for Arts, Columbus, OH
(catalogue)
Galeria Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Gemälde , Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Abortion of the Cool , Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg, Germany (catalogue)
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bionic Rollo , Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Vergessen-Unmut-Runde Kugein , (with Rainald Goetz), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New
York, NY
Drawings from Abortions of the Cool , Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Paintings , The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL

1994 Villa Arson, Nice, France (catalogue)
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Borgmann Capitain, Köln, Germany
Zwel Germälde , Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Malerei , Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

1993 K-Raum Daxer, Münich, Germany
Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Galerie der Stadt Weis, Austria

1992 Bruno Brunett, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany
Galerie Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
1991 Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Drawings , Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
Zeichnungen , Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Germany (catalogue)

1990 Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium
Die grüne Tür, Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Realidad Abstracta , (with Markus Oehlen), Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo,
Santander, Spain (catalogue)
Vom Heissen Süden nach dem Weiten Osten , Friedrichshof, Zurnorf/Burgenland, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany

1989 Obras Recientes, (with Martin Kippenberger), Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
Linolschnitte +, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Germany
(catalogue)
Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

1988 Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany
Zeichnungen und Linolschnitt , Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Germany
Estrechiamento De Mente , Edition Julie Sylvester, New York, NY

1987 Retrospective , Galerie Susan Wyss, Zürich, Switzerland
Abräumung – Prokrustische Malerie 1982 – 84 , Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
Der Übel , Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (catalogue)
Oelbilder , Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
Teppiche , Galerie Grasslin-Ehrhart, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue)
19 Bilder , Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)

1986 Sinnlich – sittliche Wirkung der Farbe , Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany
Das Medium der Fotografie ist berechtigt, Denkanstösse zu geben , CCD Galerie,
Düsseldorf, Germany
Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Six Friedrich, Münich, Germany (catalogue)
Maximillian Verlag/Sabine Knust, Münich, Germany
Zeichnungen , Galerie Borgmann-Capitain, Köln, Germany (catalogue)

1985 Farbeniehre , Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
Abstrakte Bilder , Galerie Six Friedrich; Maximillian Verlag/Sabine Knust,
Münich, Germany

1984 Hebben de Klassiedin geleefd?, Galerie Paul Andriesse-Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam
Das Geld , Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany (catalogue)
My Mother was a Friend of the Enemy of the People , Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna,
Austria

1983 Die Feinde unsere Feinde sind auch unsere Feinde , Galerie Rudolf Zwirner,
Köln, Germany
Ewige Feile , Maximillian Verlag/Sabine Knust, Münich, Germany (catalogue)
1982 Montparnasse, da war das Leben klasse , Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
1981 Bevor ihr malt, mach ich das lieber , Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Gucken, Lecken, Kaufen , Galerie Magers, Bonn, Germany
Forum Kunst, Rottwell, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Filmschönheit , Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

2009 Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures , Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los
Angeles, CA
Paint Made Flesh , First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; Memorial Art Gallery,
Rochester, NY; The Philips Collection, Washington, DC
Extended. Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg Collection , ZKM Museum of Contemporary
Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Rock-Paper-Scissors Pop-Music as Subject of Visual Art , Kunsthaus Graz am
Landesmuseum Joanneum, Austria
Three Private Views , Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Couples & Relations , Auschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Miniaturen , Barbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Major Works on Paper , Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Why Painting Now? , Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
Das Gespinst , Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
Looking Back , White Columns, New York, NY

2008 Abstrakt/Abstract , Museum Moderner Kunst Karnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Always There: A Group Show with Grey Paintings – Part 2 , Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Summer Exhibition , Skarstedt Gallery, New York

2007 Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage , Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Three Amigos, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Leg Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Kommando Friedrich Holderlin Berlin , Galerie Max Hetzler in cooperation with Galerie
Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Concrete Works, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
The Lath Picture Show , Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER! Light, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006 Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
The Swan Is Very Peaceful , Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Self Portraits , Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
The Triumph of Painting , Saatchi Gallery, London
Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2004 Garten Eden , Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Selected Works…, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY
100 Artists See God , organized by Independent Curators International, Naples Museum
of Art, Naples, FL; The Jewish Museum San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna
Beach, CA; Memorial Art Gallery, Universtity of Rochester, NY; Institute of Contemporary
Arts, London; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; Albright College
Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

2003 Painting Pictures, Malerei Und Medien Im Digitalen Zeitalter , Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg,
Germany

2002 Keine Kleinigkeit, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Offene Haare, Offene Pferde-Amerikanische Kunst, 1933-45 , Kölnischer Kunstverein,
Köln, Germany

2001 Musterkarte - Modelos de pintura en Alemania 2001 , Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Goethe
Institute, Centro Conde Duque, Galería Elba Benito, Madrid, Spain

2000 In Between , Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany (catalogue)
Biennale Buenos Aires, Argentina (catalogue)
Glee: Painting Now , The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach Institute of
Contemporary Art, FL

1999 Decades in Dialogue , Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Stein’s Diner Kunstsalon , Galerie Freund/Wind, Vienna, Austria
Richter, Bohlen, Koether, Ausstellung organislert von Albert Oehlen , Galerie
Freund/Wind, Vienna, Austria
Photographie , Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
Nach-Bild , Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Malerei , INIT Kunst-Halle Berlin, Germany
Die Schule von Athen Deutsche Kunst heute , Tecnopolis, Athens, Greece

1998 Recollection , Kunstverein Graz, Austria
Fast Forward – Image , Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Galerie K, Oslo, Sweden
El Niño , Städtsches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (catalogue)
Kunst der Gegenwart – Blickwechsel , Museum für Neue Kunst, Zentrum für Kunst und
Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)

1997 Colleció d’Art Contemporani Fundació ‘La Caixa’ , Centre Cultural de la Fundacio ‘La
Caixa’, Barcelona, Spain
Display , Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deutschlandbilder – Kunst aus einem geteilten Land , Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin,
Germany
Kunst…Arbeit , Sudwest LB, Stuttgart, Germany

1996 Provins – Legende l , Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

1995 Pittura/Immedia – Malerei in den 90er Jahren, Neue Galerie und Künstlerhaus,
Graz, Austria
Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary (catalogue)
Dansende Meisjes – Dancing Girls , Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Pièces – Meubles , Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France
Galerie K, Oslo, Sweden (catalogue)
Malerei l , Das Licht von einer anderen Seite , Monika Spruth Galerie, Köln, Germany

1994 Retun of the Hero, Georg Baselitz, Gunther Förg, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen,
Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter , Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (catalogue)
Herbert Brandi, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool , Museum of Modern Art, Prague, Czech
Republic (catalogue)
JETZTZEIT , Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria; De Appel, Amsterdam (catalogue)

1993 Der zerbrochne Spiegel , Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
(catalogue)

1992 Arbeiten auf Papier , Ricci Albenda, Michael Krebber, Albert Oehlen, Wolfgang Berkowski
(organized by Friedrich Petzel), Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, Germany
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Williams , Margo Leavin Gallery, Los
Angeles, CA

1991 Metropolis , Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

1990 Prints and Multiples , Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA

1989 Georg Herold, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool , The Renaissance Society at The
University of Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Binationale , German Art of the Late ‘80s , The Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts,
Minneapolis Contemporary Arts Museum, MN; Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston,
TX (catalogue)
Bilderstreit, Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960 , Museum Ludwig
in den Rheinhallen der Messe, Köln, Germany (catalogue)
1988 Binationale/The Binational , Deutsche/Amerikanische Kunst der späten 80erJahre ,
Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Kunstverein Düsseldorf,
Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1987 Q.U.I. (with Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger, Markus Oehlen), Centre National des
Arts Plastique, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Room Enough – Sammlung Schürmann, Suermondt – Ludwig Museum, Aachen,
Germany (catalogue)
La Coleccion Sonnabend , Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

1986 Können wir vielleicht mal unsere Mutter wiederhaben!/What about having our mother
back!, (with Werner Buttner and Georg Herold), Kunstverein Hamburg, Institute of
Contemporary Art, London (catalogue)
What it is , Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

1985 Hoevel Schoonheld kunnen wij verdragen , Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The
Netherlands

1984 Wahrheit ist Arbeit , Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (catalogue)
Origen y Vision: Nueva Pintura Alemana , Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions,
Barcelona, Palacio Velàzquez, Madrid, Spain
Von Hier Aus , Messegelände Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue)
Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen , Metro Pictures,
New York, NY

1982 Zwölf Künstler aus Deutschland , Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Museum Boymans van
Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rechts blinken – links abbiegen (with Werner Büttner), Realismus Studio 21 der Neuen
Gesselschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Die junge Malerei in Deutschland , Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1981 Bildwechsel, Akademie der Künste , Berlin, Germany (catalogue)