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Lothar Hempel



Lothar Hempel (b. 1966, Cologne, Germany) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
His multifaceted work includes sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, video and performance. He often develops his works from found and sometimes historical pictorial material, as well as from well-known figures of mythology, history, theater, film and pop culture.


Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany


Gargoyle, ITALIC, Berlin, Germany

Oral Heart, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
FUTURE MUSIC, Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Working Girl, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris, France

Tropenkoller, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT EASY, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Luggage and Observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany

Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
Songs for the Blind, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Art Basel Parcours, Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

The Story of the Old New Girls, Art : Concept, Paris, France
Opium, La Conservera, Ceuti, Spain

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

Silberblick / Squint, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Lothar Hempel: ZOO, Sadler´s Wells, London
Pyramix Pix, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Rise and Fall, MGM, Oslo, Norway
Cafe Kaputt, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

Casanova & Other Problems, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Casanova, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Signal, Art : Concept, Paris, France

Alphabet City, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Effetti Speciali, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

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

Casa Musica (extrema), Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
Butterfly, c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA

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

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

Diamanten, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London
Concentrations 42, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA
Propaganda, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Wespennest, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Magnet, Art : Concept, Paris, France

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

Amerika Verschwindet nur das L’cheln Bleibt (America Disappears Only the Smile Remains), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
KAPUTT und die Folgen (Kaputt and the Consequences), Robert Prime, London
Videos, Centre Saint Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland 

Ein Sandstrand voll Glas (A Beach Full of Glass), Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Kunstschnee will Schmelzen, Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Samstag Morgen, Zuckersumpf, Robert Prime, London
This Bittersweet Disaster, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

Strom, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Bienenkorb Times, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France

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

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


Back to Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Montpellier, France
Inside the distance, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
Runter von den Marmorklippen!, Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany
Zeitgeist, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland
Modern Sculpture, Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Staged: Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art, Sammlung Goetz Collection at Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
6s and 7s, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris, France
Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France

LA VA, Uwe Henneken & Lothar Hempel, Appartement, Paris, France
Love, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany
Focus Resonance, Interior and the Collector, Collection #5, 12th Biennale de Lyon, France
Threads: A Phantasmagoria about Distance, Kaunas Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Kaunas, Lithuania
IMAGE OBJECTS, Public Art Fund, New York, NY, USA
La Femme de trente ans, Art : Concept, Paris, France
An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA
All the World’s a Stage: Works from the Goetz Collection, Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei und Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Luggage and Observationas, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…, Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany

Cérémonie, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Melinda Gloss, Paris, France
Experience Pommery #11, curated by Florence Derieux, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Voice of the Triangle, works by Lothar Hempel and prints of illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, 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

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

“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

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

Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
7th Gwangju Biennale, South 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
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove House, Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

Growing Up Absurd, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent
The Difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 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

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

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

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
The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

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, Kleve, Germany; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Drawings, Galeria Sales, Rome, Italy
I LOVE New York, Anton Kern, New York, NY, USA
The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Switzerland

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
The Beauty of Intimacy - Lens and Paper, The Loudon Collection, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Titles for Drawings, AC Project Room, New York, NY, USA
oldNEWtOWn, Casey Kaplan, 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

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

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, Institute of Contemporary Arts, 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

Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!, Galerie 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

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, 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, NY, 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 

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

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

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 no nearer than they had when I was lying on the street, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, and Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy
Galeria Pasquale Leccese, Milan, Italy