Lothar Hempel

Biography

Lothar Hempel was born in 1966 in Cologne, Germany. He lives and works in Berlin.

Soloshows

  • 2016

    • Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
    • Sex and the City, Art:Concept, Paris
  • 2015

    • Tropenkoller, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

  • 2014

    • PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT EASY, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

    • Luggage and Observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2013

    • Songs for the Blind, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

    • Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

    • Art Basel Parcours, Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2012

    • The Story of the Old New Girls, Art:Concept, Paris, France

    • Opium, La Conservera, Ceuti, Spain

  • 2011

    • Suedehead, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2010

    • Silberblick / Squint, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • Lothar Hempel: ZOO, Sadler's Wells, London

    • Pyramix Pix, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    • Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Rise and Fall, MGM, Oslo, Norway

    • Cafe Kaputt, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

  • 2008

    • Casanova & Other Problems, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • Casanova, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

    • Signal, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France


  • 2007

    • Alphabet City, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

    • Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • Effetti Speciali, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006

    • Vanessa Baird - Me, myself and the other one, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

    • Umbrella, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Tarantella, Bar Ornella, Cologne, Germany

  • 2005

    • Casa Musica (extrema), Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

    • Butterfly, c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA

  • 2004

    • Fieber/Fever: 5 New Paintings and Other Stories, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Ikarus, Art:Concept, Paris, France

    • On The Olympus, Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

    • Versteck!, with Petra Hollenbach, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2003

    • Der Gesang der Vögel ist Sinnlos! (The Song of the Bird is Nonsense), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2002

    • Diamanten, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

    • Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London

    • Concentrations 42, Dallas Museum, Dallas, TX, USA

    • Propaganda, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London

    • Wespennest, Dallas Museum, Dallas, TX, USA

  • 2001

    • Magnet, Art:Concept, Paris, France

  • 2000

    • Das Orakel l’chelt. das Orakel lacht. das Orakel l’chelt, Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

    • An Schlaf ist Nicht zu Denken, Lab of Gravity, Hamburg, Germany

    • Wespennest (Wasps Nest), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 1999

    • Amerika Verschwindet nur das Lächeln Bleibt (America Disappears Only the Smile Remains), Anton Kern

    • KAPUTT und die Folgen (Kaputt and the Consequences), Robert Prime, London

    • Videos, Centre Saint Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1998

    • Ein Sandstrand voll Glas (A Beach Full of Glass), Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

    • Kunstschnee will Schmelzen, Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1997

    • Samstag Morgen, Zuckersumpf, Robert Prime, London

    • This Bittersweet Disaster, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 1996

    • Strom, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

    • FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France

    • The Bienenkorb Times, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

  • 1994

    • LOW, Artistbooth, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

    • LA BOUM, with Thorsten Slama, New Reality Mix, Stockholm, Sweden

    • OMRON, six videos by Lothar Hempel, Preview Theatre Wardour Street, London

    • Bewegungslehre (No Future), Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

  • 1992

    • 240 Minuten, with George Graw, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

Groupshows

  • 2014

    • Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei und Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
  • 2015

    • LA VA, Uwe Henneken & Lothar Hempel, Appartement, Paris

    • Love Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany

    • The Kaunas Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Kauno, Latvia

    • Image Objects, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York, NY, USA

  • 2014

    • Luggage and Observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2013

    • Ceremonie, curated by Timothee Chaillou, Melinda Gloss, Paris

    • Experience Pommery #11, curated by Florence Derieux, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

  • 2012

    • Voice of The Triangle, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • Experience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

    • It’s Always Summer on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Blind Cut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

    • Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE

    • Tomorrow, Die Bastei, Köln, Germany

    • Accrocharge, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2011

    • Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

    • Space Oddity, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

    • The Bell Show, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

    • portraits & faces, heldart, Berlin, Germany

    • Synecdoche, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • 2010

    • IDEOLECT, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, as part of the festival “Poetry in double time. A small lovely rustling Revolution”, various locations, Bruges, Belgium

    • Crosstown Traffic, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

    • Cinematique, esthetique, politique, hermetique, Art:Concept, Paris, France

    • Qui Es-Tu Peter? (Who Are You Peter?), Louis Vuitton Cultural Space, Paris, France

    • The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • Storytellers, Centre d'art contemporain / Passages, Troyes, France

    • Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, MACRO, Testaccio, Rome, Italy

  • 2009

    • Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03, Triennial for Contemporary Art, Ostend, Belgium

    • SCULPTURE SHOW, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

    • Jean-Luc Blanc: Opéra Rock, curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC Musée d`Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

    • Heaven, Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece

    • Biennale Estuaire Nantes - St. Nazaires, Fond régional d`Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire / Hangar à bananes, St. Nazaire, France

    • Art Foundation Mallorca, Centro Cultural, Andratx CCA, Andratx, Spain

    • Festival de la creation du Centre Pompidou, Conciergerie, Paris, France

    • Birds love fish, CHERT, Berlin, Germany

    • Un Plan simple, Maison populaire, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, Paris-Montreuil, France

  • 2008

    • Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

    • A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last, curated by Kirsty Ogg, The City Gallery, Leicester

    • Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London

    • Lustwarande 08 - Wanderland, Tilburg, Holland

    • La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC – Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

    • Art Berlin Contemporary 2008, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

    • Family and Friends, Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA

    • Lust warande, Skulpturenpark, Tilburg, Holland

    • Mistery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove House, Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2007

    • Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

    • Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, touring to Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

    • Half square, half crazy / À demi carré, à demi fou, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nice, France

    • Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

    • Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway

    • Imagination becomes Reality. Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz, ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe

    • L.A. Desire, Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 2006

    • The Triumph of Painting - Part 4, The Saatchi Gallery, London & Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

    • Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Pelouses autorisees, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France

    • Angela Bulloch, A K Dolven, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, Lothar Hempel, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway

    • I Love My Scene: Scene 1, curated by Jose Freire, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2005

    • Growing Up Absurd, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent

    • The Difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    • Imagination becomes Reality, Part II. Painting Surface Space, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

    • Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

    • World artists now!, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Tokyo, Japan

    • Tombola, Kjubh, Cologne, Germany

  • 2004

    • She’s Come Undone, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Now is a Good Time, curated by Dean Valentine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • The Snow Show, Tate Liverpool, London

    • The Snow Show, curated by Lance Fung, Cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Lapland, Iceland

    • Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London

    • The Drawing Project, Vamiali’s, Athens, Greece

    • Creative Growth, CCA, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • 2003

    • Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up! 160 Jahre Oldenburger Kunstverein, 160 Arbeiten auf Papier, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

  • 2002

    • Schöne Aussicht, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne, Germany

    • It’s Unfair!, Museum de Pavilijoens, Almere, Netherlands

    • Accrochage, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

    • Internationales Netzwerk, Fluxus und die Folgen, Karstadt Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

    • Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits. Exposition de la collection du Frac Poitou-Charentes, Hotel Saint-Simon / Theatre d’Angouleme, Angouleme, France

  • 2001

    • A New Horizon, Art:Concept, Paris, France

    • Uniform: Order and Disorder, P.S.1, New York, NY, USA

    • Und Keiner Hinkt 22 Wege vom Schwegler Wegzukommen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    • Drawings, Galeria Sales, Rome, Italy

    • I LOVE New York, Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA

    • Beauty Of Intimacy - Lens and Paper, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2000

    • Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA

    • 10 Jahre Ars Futura, Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Portraits, Thomas Rehbeiin Galerie, Cologne, Germany

    • Beauty of Intimacy? - Lens and Paper: The Loudon Collection, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

  • 1999

    • Titles for Drawings, AC Project Room, January, New York, NY, USA

    • oldNEWtOWn, Casey Kaplan, January, New York, NY, USA

    • Who, if not we?, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, USA

    • Nur Wasser Lasst sich Leichter Schneiden, Projektraum Hafen, Hamburg, Germany

    • Dessins, Forde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

    • A Radiant Future, Forde – Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

    • Officina Europa, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

  • 1998

    • Conspirazione, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

    • Roommates, Van Loon Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening, curated by Francesco Bonami, Bard College, New York, NY, USA

    • Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

    • El NiÑo, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

    • ars viva 98/99 - Installationen, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    • Zone, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

  • 1997

    • Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Aura, (with Walter Dahn, Rosemarie Trockel & Dirk Bell) Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

    • X 2, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

    • Panic, ICA, London

    • Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

    • Surprised, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

    • Bring your own Walkman, W 139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Delta, a geographical expression, curated by Francesco Bonami, Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

    • Cologne show, Goethe Institut, Turin, Italy

  • 1996

    • Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

    • This really nice, a project with students from the Royal Academy of Arts, Aircondition, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • TRAFFIC, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux, France

    • PUSH UPS, The Factory, Athens, Greece

    • AUTO REVERSE 2, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

    • How Will We behave?, Robert Prime Gallery, London

    • Escape Attempts, curated by Simon Sheik and Globe, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1995

    • Atomic!, Oberwelt Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

    • Auto Reverse, Centre Européen de la Culture, Geneva, Switzerland

    • The Video Collection, Filmfestival Knokke, Knokke, Belgium

    • Figures, Le Parvis, Centre Meridien, Ibos, France

    • The Moral Maze (Labyrinthe Morale), curated by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, le Consortium, Dijon, France

    • Stoppage, curated by Liam Gillick, CCC Tours, Villa Arson, Nice, France

    • I Confess, Nicolay Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Purple 8 1/2, curated by Purple Prose, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France

    • L’Hiver de l’Amour, Part 2, PS 1, New York, USA

    • Aperto, previously unreleased!, curated by Sabrina Grassi, APAC, Nevers, France

    • Photomontage, le Consortium, Dijon, France

    • X/Y, curated by Christine van Asche, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

    • Palast der Kunste, Utopie macht endlose, (Lotus Club), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

  • 1994

    • Sonne Munchen, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

    • Homegrown, Lotus Club, Cologne, Germany

    • Grand Prix, Air de Paris, Nice, France

    • L’Hiver de l’Amour, Musée d’art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

    • Rue des Marins, Air de Paris, Nice, France

    • Residence Secondaire, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris, France

    • 20, curated by Tomaso Corvi-Mora, Galleria Pascale Laccese, Milan, Italy

    • Caravanserai, Galerie W 139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Henry Bond, Olafur Eliasson, Lothar Hempel, Saga Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte..., Schleifschnecke, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

    • Miniatures, the Agency, London

    • Mixbild, Galerie Esther Schipper und Michael Krome, Cologne, Germany

    • 13 Levels of Meaning, with Henry Bond, Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Atomic, Neurotic, Exstatic, curated by Hendrik Larsson, The New ROOM, Guteborg, Sweden

  • 1993

    • Some artists I've been thinking about who fall under the title of: Wouldn't it be more pluralistic to embrace turmoil and/or violence?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    • Galerie Esther Schipper at the Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

    • Biennale di Venezia, APERTO, Venice, Italy

    • Summer Show, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

    • Future Book Collection, Air de Nice, Nice, France

    • Fuck the System, Villa Rossi, Lucca, Italy

    • Food for Thought, curated by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY, USA

    • Phenylovethylamour, Unfair 1993, project by Lothar Hempel and Carsten Hoeller, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

    • Unplugged, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, Inter Conti, Cologne, Germany

    • jeder kind is van marmer, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Christmasshop, Air de Paris, Paris, France

    • Video, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris,Frnace

    • 7e Semaine Internationale de Video (S.I.V.), Centre pour l’Image contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1992

    • Prince, Madonna, Marky Mark & Cinderella, Ancient Etablissement Sacré, Liège, France

    • Paradise Europa, BIZART, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Tattoo Collection, Air de Paris & Urbi et Orbi at the Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; and Andrea Rosen, New York, NY, USA

    • Lying on top of a building the clouds seemed to be nearer then they had when I was the street, Galerie Monika

    • Sprüth, Cologne, and Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy

    • Galeria Pasquale Leccese, Milan, Italy

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