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Born: Essen, Germany, 1956

Education: Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, 1977
Completed advanced studies in 1981 after studying with Fritz Schwegler

2001 – 2010
Professor at Kunstakademie Münster

2010 – present
Professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Currently lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

Multiples, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Zita – Щapa. Chamber piece by Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow, Schaulager, Basel (catalogue)
Museum Folkwang and Villa Hügel, Essen, Germany
Hahn/Cock, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Postcards, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Hahn/Cock, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The Art Institute of Chicago

Kunsthaus Zürich. Traveled to Deichtorhallen Hamburg (catalogue)

Tischgesellschaft, Zollamt, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Palazzina dei Giardini, Galeria dell Civica, Modena, Italy

White Cube, London

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

K21 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf (catalogue)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)
Tate Modern, London (catalogue)

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Multiples, Kunstforum Bâloise, Basel

Damenwahl (with Alexej Koschkarow), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (catalogue)
White Cube, London
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany (catalogue)

New Work, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (catalogue)
Ludwigforum, Aachen, Germany

German Pavilion (with Martin Honert and Thomas Ruff), Venice Biennale (catalogue)

Dia Center for the Arts, New York (catalogue)

Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (catalogue)
Portikus, Frankfurt

Kunsthalle Basel (catalogue)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Alles Farbe!: Jörn Stoya und die Sammlung des Museum Morsbroich, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Unexchangeable, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
“El sueño de la razón produce monstruos”, Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia, Bogotá
People, Deitch Projects, New York
A TIME CAPSULE: Works Made by Women for Parkett, 1984–2017, Parkett Space Zurich
The Earth is Flat, Carriage Trade, New York

COLOR! L'emozione dei COLOR! nell'arte, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy
Paradigm of Art: Contemporary Art of Germany, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

Sculpture on the Move: 1946-2016, Museum für Gegenwartzkunst at the Kunstmuseum Basel (catalogue)
Viaje alrededor del mundo, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum

No Man's Land, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (catalogue)
Top Hundred, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
No Place Like Home, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT
Future Present, Schaulager, Basel (catalogue)
10 Sculptures, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
The Problem of God, K21 Ständehaus, Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
The Great Mother, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Artist Rooms, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Heartbreak Hotel, Zuecca Project Space, Venice
The New Contemporary, The Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin. Traveled to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London
Sculpture After Sculpture, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (catalogue)
One Million Years - System and Symptom, Kunstmuseum Basel
At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Boom She Boom: Works from the MMK Collection, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
A Tribute to Anita Reiner, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy: 1945 to the Present, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Dreams of Venice, L'Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux
People: Selected Parkett Artists’ Editions (1984-2013), Parkett Space, Zurich
Out of the Ordinary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Schaulager Satellite, Messeplatz Basel / Art Basel
Darren Almond, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Dreamscapes, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis
DogCatMouse, Kunsthaus Zürich
Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas, Villa Paloma, Monaco
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of the Contemporary, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
No Substitute, Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, MD
Figure in the Garden, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ILLUMInations, Venice Biennale
Nod Nod Wink Wink: Conceptual Art in New Mexico and Its Influences, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Donne Donne Donne, Fondazione Pier Luigi E Nataline Remotti, Camogli, Italy
The Deer, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Silent Revolution, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Objectes Desclassificats, CaixaForum, Barcelona
Was tun? Was geschieht? Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Rheingold, Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Larger Than Life - Stranger Than Fiction, Triennale Fellbach, Germany
Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago
Lebenslust & Totentanz, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea
New Work: Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Honert, Charles Ray, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Analysis of Flight Data: Art of the 80s: A Düsseldorf Perspective, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sculpture in the IVAM's Collection, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Spain
KölnSkulptur 5, Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln
Le Sort Probable de L'homme qui avait avalé le Fantome, Centre des Monuments Nationaux Conciergerie, Paris
Event Horizon, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Benches & Binoculars, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Bestandsaufnahme III: Open Exchange, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
Avantgarde aus Westfalen, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany

You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil, White Cube Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Kavalierstart 1978 - 1982: Aufbruch in die Kunst der 80er, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
True Romance. Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
God & Goods - Spirituality and Mass Confusioni, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
Parkhaus, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

True Romance. Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. Will travel to Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; and Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Schlaf & Traum, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Paper, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York
Six Feet Under: Autopsy of our Relation to the Dead, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
A Conversation in Three Dimensions, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bodycheck - 10. Triennale der Kleinplastik in Fellbach, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Fellbach, Germany
Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Art Contemporain en Allemagne, Palais der Schonen Kunste, Brussels
Rockers Island, Olbricht Collection, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Als ware nichts gesagt: Kunst der 80er Jahre aus den Sammlungen der Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange-Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion-Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, United Kingdom

Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Small Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
EGOmania, Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena, Italy
Figures in the Field, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
We Humans are Free: From the Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, S.M.A.K., Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Lang leve Beeldhouwkunst, Middelheimmuseum Antwerpen, Belgium
bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Dark Matter, White Cube, London
Annos 80, Uma Topologica, Museu Serralves Porto, Portugal
Radar: Selections from the Collection of Vicki & Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum
Women of Europe, The Citadel, Saint-Tropez

Simple(s) & Elementaire(s), FRAC Aquitaine, Musee de Gajac, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
Enchante Chateau, Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain, Alex, France
Van Gogh bis Beuys, CROSSART: Meisterwerke der Moderne aus zehn deutschen und niederlandischen Museen, Bundeskunthalle, Bonn
Zwischen Tur und Angel, Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany
Blickachsen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Donna Donne, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Flashback, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Schoner Leben, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Traveled to the Hayward Gallery, London; and MART, Rovereto, Italy
Mythologies, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
In Passing: Professors of the Kunstakademie Münster in Dialogue with the Collection Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany
Zoo Story: An exhibition of animals in art--for the young and young at heart, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York

100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum of Art, San Francisco. Traveled to Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; and Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville
The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, New Orleans Museum of Art
Vanitas, Eitelkeit Van De Ijdelheden, IKOB, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Eupen, Belgium

Strangely Familiar, New York State Museum, Albany
Maler-Bildhauer aus der Sammlung Garnatz, Stadtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)
Avant, 7th Biennale D'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
To Eat or not to Eat: Or the relations of art with questions of eating, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Torn Between Two Lovers, curated by Katharina Fritsch, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Durchgehend geöffnet, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Something, Anything, (curated by Nayland Blake), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Katharina Firtsch, K21 Kunstsammlung im Standehaus, Germany
Shopping, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Traveled to Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom
Comer o no Comer, Centro de Arte, Salamanca, Spain

A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
Und keiner hinkt. 22 Wege vom Schwegler wegzukommen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve. Traveled to Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; and Tate Modern, London
Ex(o)DUS, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Collaborations with Parkett 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Szenenwechsel XVIII, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Hypermental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000 von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Quotidiana. The Continuity of the Everyday in 20th Century Art, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Mensch, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
Food for the Mind, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst im Haus der Kunst, Munich
Figurare, Castello di Rivara, Italy
ARCHE, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Bodenburg, Germany
Kabinett der Zeichnung. Eine Ausstellung des Kunstfonds, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Traveled to Kunstverein Lingen, Germany; Kunstsammlung Chemnitz, Germany; and Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Hypermental, Kunsthaus Zürich. Traveled to Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (catalogue)

The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, California Center of the Arts, Escondido, CA. Traveled to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Crosscurrents: New Art from MoMA, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, Seattle Art Museum (catalogue)
Powder, Aspen Art Museum (catalogue)
dAPERTutto, Venice Biennale
Am Horizont, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue)
Romancing the Brain, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (catalogue)
Retrace Your Steps: Remember Tomorrow, Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Maverick: Jean-Marc Bustamante, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Roni Horn, Thomas Schütte, Andreas Slominski, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Artificial. Figuracions contemporànies, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Eight People from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
Hommage à Lidice, Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin, Germany
Fast Forward: Trademarks, Kunstverein Hamburg
Skulptur Figur Weiblich, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Linz, Germany (catalogue)
Die Macht des Alters - Strategien der Meisterschaft, Deutsches Historisches Museum/ Kronprinzenpalais Berlin. Traveled to Kunstmuseum Bonn; and Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany
Artist's Proof - künstlerisch erprobt, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld, Germany. Traveled to Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Triennale der Kleinplastik, Göppingen, Germany
Kunst und Kunststoff, Deutsches Kunststoff Museum, NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf
Auf der Spur. Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zürich

Pro Lidice, Nationalmuseum Prague
Die Sammlung der Dresdner Bank, Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt
Die Epoche der Moderne. Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
On the Edge, Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Miniaturen heute - today - aujourd'hui - oggi, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Biennale de Lyon, Art Contemporain, Lyon (catalogue)
Infra-slim Spaces, Soros Contemporary Center for Art, Kiev, Ukraine

Everything That's Interesting is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection, The Factory, Athens School of Fine Arts. Traveled to Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (catalogue)
Private View, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, United Kingdom
Thinking Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Collections du Castello di Rivoli, Nouveau Musée/Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
En helvetes förvandling - Tysk konst fran Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturhuset Stockholm
Stilleben - Nature morte. Natura Morta - Still life, Helmhaus Zürich
Sammlung Garnatz, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany

Leiblicher Logos, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany. Traveled to Altes Museum, Berlin
Micromegas, American Center, Paris. Traveled to Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Zeichen & Wunder, Kunsthaus Zürich (catalogue)
Segnos & Milagros, Centro Galego d'Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Le domaine du diaphane, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France
Sleeper, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (catalogue)
Summer 1995, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Power Works, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (catalogue)
Junge deutsche Kunst der 90er Jahre aus NRW, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, South Korea. Traveled to Hong-Kong, Peking, Taipei, and Osaka
Meme si c'est la nuit, Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Zimmer, in denen die Zeit nicht zählt. Sammlung. Udo Brandhorst, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (catalogue)
Aura, Wiener Secession, Vienna (catalogue)
Arca de Noè/Noah's Ark, Works from the Collections of the CAPC Musée de Bordeaux and the FRAC Aquitaine, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Doubletake: Collective Memory & Current Art, Kunsthalle Wien (catalogue)
Lieux de la vie moderne, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Quimper, France
Moving, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam

Doubletake: Collective Memory & Current Art, Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)
Der Teppich des Lebens, Museum Haus Koekkoek, Kleve, Germany
Oh! Cet écho!, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Ars Pro Domo: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kölner Privatbesitz, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Tropismes: Colleción Fundació “la Caixa”, Centre Cultural de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona (catalogue)

Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (catalogue)
Carnegie International 1991, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (catalogue)
In anderen Räumen (In other Spaces), Museum Haus Esters/Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Standpunkt der Moderne. From Picasso to Clemente: Work from the Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung Basel, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (catalogue)
Skulpturen für Krefeld 2, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (catalogue)
L'espai i la idea. Selecció d'obres de la collecció d'art contemporani Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona

New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)
Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (catalogue)
Weitersehen 1980 - 1990, Museum Haus Esters/Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue)
Objectives: The New Sculpture, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Color and/or Monochrome, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

What is Contemporary Art?, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
German Art of the late 80's, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Katharina Fritsch, Bremer Kunstpreis, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (catalogue)

Cultural Geometry, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, House of Cyprus, Athens
Collections pour une région, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Katharina Fritsch, Sydney Biennale
BiNationale, German Art of the Late 80's, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (catalogue)
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

Hacen lo que quieren. Arte joven renano, Museo d'Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla
Anderer Leute Kunst, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany (catalogue)

Von Raum zu Raum (From Space to Space), Kunstverein Hamburg (catalogue)
Aus den Anfängen, Kunstfonds Bonn
Europa/Amerika, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (catalogue)
A Distanced View, New Museum, New York

Von hier aus, Messegelände (Halle 13), Düsseldorf (catalogue)

Möbel perdu, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg


Piepenbrock Preis für Skulptur, Kulturstiftung Hartwig Piepenbrock

Konrad-von-Soest-Preis, Landesverband Westfalen-Lippe

“Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst,” Stadt Wolfsburg, Germany

Kunstpreis der Stadt Aachen, Germany

Coutts & Co. International Award, London

Kunstpreis Glockengasse, Cologne

Kunstpreis Rheinische Post, Germany