Albert Oehlen was born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954. He attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, where he studied art under Sigmar Polke until 1981. During the early stages of his career, Oehlen’s artistic interests and associations were diverse, and included music and painting. During the 1980s he began combining abstract and figurative elements of painting in his works, as part of a reaction to the prevailing Neo-Expressionist aesthetic of the time. He established a close friendship with German artist Martin Kippenberger, and towards the end of the decade he had dedicated himself completely to abstract painting. As early as a decade ago, Oehlen set up a studio in a tower of the city walls of Segovia, where he began to work on computer generated images. Oehlen’s spatially intriguing works, in which figuration and abstraction collide, are a strong reminder of the complex forces that were involved during the resurgence of painting at the latter part of the previous century.

Albert Oehlen has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held in institutions such as the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy and the Musee d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2009. He has also participated in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Musee Cantonal Des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, the Renaissance Society in Chicago and at the Kunsthalle in Basel. Oehlen’s show at MOCA Miami in 2005 marked his first major solo exhibition at a museum in the United States. In 2009 Taschen published an oversized artist’s monograph as part of its XL series that covers the entire scope of Oehlen’s oeuvre. Albert Oehlen lives and works in Switzerland.

Albert Oehlen
Krefeld, 1954
Germany

Current Exhibitions

22 Sep — 15 Dec
The collective exhibition I Am a Crack, I Want to Tear Through Walls (Ich bin ein Riss ich will durch Wände gehen) features different art positions which dealt with the issue of space, showing works from the Sammlung Peters-Messer...

Face and Form

de la Cruz Collection

01 Dec — 30 Nov
“Force and Form” brings together a group of artists whose practices recognize a shift in visual culture as it addresses issues of identity, gender, class, power, and the values that contribute to our social fabric. Since the 20th-century,...

Upcoming Exhibitions

More / Less

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2018 — 30/11/2019

Past Exhibitions

True Stories: A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties

Galerie Max Hetzler, Goethestraße
14/09/2018 — 27/10/2018

Albert Oehlen: Cows by the water

Palazzo Grassi
08/04/2018 — 31/10/2018

Grabt Tiefer, Ihr Schönen

Galerie Neu
04/11/2016 — 07/01/2017

Cafe Pittoresque

Contemporary Fine Arts 
05/11/2016 — 04/03/2017

Albert Oehlen: Behind the Image

Guggenheim Bilbao
21/10/2016 — 05/02/2017

Solo Shows

2010
Albert Oehlen, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
Albert Oehlen, Fingermaleriei, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany

2009
Albert Oehlen, Museo de Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
Albert Oehlen, Luhring Augustine, New York
Albert Oehlen, Computer Paintings, Skarstdt Gallery, New York
Albert Oehlen, A Vanguard with Decorum-new works on paper, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

2008
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Albert Oehlen, 2008, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Paintings 1988-2008, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

2007
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main

2006
Albert Oehlen, Painter of Light, Luhring Augustine, New York
I Will Always Champion a good painting, Whitechapel, London
I Will Always Champion a bad painting, Arnolfini, Bristol
Albert Oehlen, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Albert Oehlen, I Know Whom You Showed Me Last Summer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2005
Spiegelbilder 1982-1985, Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
New Paintings and Collages, Thomas Dane, London
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Rennkostüm y los U.D.O.s,Galería Juana de Aispuru, Madrid
Albert Oehlen, FRAC Auvergne- Ecuries de Chazerat, Clermont-Ferrand
Paintings 1980-1981, Skarstdt Fine Art, New York
Albert Oehlen, Thomas Ammann Fine Art, New York
Albert Oehlen, Malerei, 1980-2004, Selbstportrait mit 50 Millionenfacher Lichtgeschwindigkeit, Kunstahalle, Nürnberg, Nürnberg.
Secession. Albert Oehlen, Vienna, Austria

2004
Albert Oehlen, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Spezialbilder (with Jonathan Meese), Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Albert Oehlen, Malerei 1980-2004, Selbstportrait mit 50millionenfacher, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-
Arts Lausanne, Switzerland; traveled to Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca; Kunsthalle Nuremberg
Albert Oehlen, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.
Albert Oehlen, The Good Life, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Albert Oehlen, Luhring Augustine, New York
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

2003
Albert Oehlen, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
Vier Germalde. Schallplattenexistenz Weg Gruntone Material Auf Abruf 2001, Galerie Max Hetzler,
Berlin, Germany
Albert Oehlen, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main
Tree-Drawings, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles

2002
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belguim
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Albert Oehlen, Luhring Augustine, New York
Self Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York

2001
Checkers, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt
Pinturas y Dibujos, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Albert Oehlen, Illington Kerr Gallery, Calgary
Albert Oehlen, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Painting and Collages”, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Albert Oehlen, Art & Public, Geneva
Terminale Erfrischung. Computercollagen und Malerei, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany

2000
Albert Oehlen, Bernier / Eliades Gallery, Athens
Malerei,” Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde
Hande weg von der Liebe, Galerie Ascan Cron, Hamburg
Hore auf zu arbeiten, die Erregung nimmt Dir die Kraft“, Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Das Privileg, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Der Ritt der Sieben Nutten. Das war Mein Jahrhundert,
Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach
Albert Oehlen, Patrick Painter, Inc, Santa Monica
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

1999
Luhring Augustine, New York
Wings Of Chickens, Noaln / Eckman Gallery, New York
Galerie Barbel Graßlin, Frankfurt
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Lord, Pferdeflusterer, Antichrist,” Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

1998
Galerie Freund/Wind, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Mikael Anderson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (with Georg Herold)
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris. France

1997
Albert vs. History, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
Galleri K, Oslo
Lass spielen (Vergessene Kinder) , Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Baladas Heavy, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Koln, Germany
Auchenbach Kunstausstellungen, Dusseldorf
Albert Oehlen. Malerei, Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde

1996
IVAM, Centre de Carme, Valencia
Obras Recientes, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madris, Spain
Luhring Augustine, New York

1995
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Abortion of the Cool, Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst, Ausburg
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Recent Paintings, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago

1994
Villa Arson, Nice
Galerie Borgmann-Capitain, Koln
Painting, Deitchtorhallen, Hamburg

1993
K-Raum Daxer, Munich
Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna

1992
Bruno Brunnet Fine Art, Berlin
Galerie Max Hetzler, Koln
Luhring Augustine, New York
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Sevilla, Madrid
Film Festival Koln, Koln

1991
Galerie Max Hetzler, Koln
Luhring Augustine, New York
Drawings, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica
Galerie Giesela Capitain, Koln

1990
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt
Friedrichshof, Zurndorf
Galerie Max Hetzler, Koln
Realidad Abstracta (with Markus Oehlen), Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander

1989
Obras Recientes (with Martin Kippenberger), Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt/Main
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Forum Stadtpark, Graz

1988
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

1987
Abräumung-Prokrustische Malerei 1982-84 Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich
Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Der Übel, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt
Galerie Max Hetzler, Koln
Scenery for “Tannhauser”, performed at Bremen Opera, Bremen
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg

1986
Galerie Borgmann-Capitain, Cologne
Das Geld, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
CCD Galerie, Dusseldorf
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich
Maximilian Verlag-Sabine Knust, Munchen
Galerie Borgmann-Capitain, Cologne
Galerie Klein, Bonn

1985
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg
Albert Oehlen 5
Galerie Six Friedrich; Maximilian Verlag-Sabine Knust, Munchen

1984
Galerie Paul Andriesse-Helen Van der Meij, Amsterdam
Galerie Max Hetzler, Koln
My Mother was a Friend of the Enemy of the People, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna

1983
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Koln
Ewige Feile, Maximilian Verlag-Sabine Kunst, Munchen

1982
Forum Kunst, Rottweil
Galerie Arno Kohnen, Dusseldorf
Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg

1981
Bevor ihr malt, mach ich das lieber, Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart
Galerie Magers, Bonn

Group Shows

2011
Untitled (Painting), Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.

2010
Group Show, screening, London, UK
Filmschönheit, curated by Albert Oehlen, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, New York; Galerie
Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria.
Kunst der 80er. Eine Dusseldorfer Perspektive, Kunst Sammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, K21, Dusseldorf
Picture Industry (Goodbye to all that), regen projects, Los Angeles, CA
Rise of the Rad, The Torrance Museum, Torrance, CA
Summer Group Show, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY
The Library of Babel: In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Twenty Five, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2009
Art of Two Germanys: Cold War Culture, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Looking Back, the 4th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York
Sixty Years, Sixty Works, Art From the Federal Republic of Germany, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Gallery, New York

2008
Always There, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Bad Painting-good art, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Out Of Storage I, Peintures choisies de la collection, Mudam Luxembourg Musée d’Art Moderne
Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Switzerland.
The Immediate Touch:German, Austrian and Swiss Drawings from St. Louis Collections, 1946-2005, Saint Louis Art Museum
Summer Exhibition, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Museum moderner Kunst, Kärnten

2007
Accidental Painting, perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
Concrete Works, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Dedica, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, New York
High Lights, Galerie Mikael Anderson, Berlin, Germany
Irreversible, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
Kommando Freiderich Hölderin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Leg Show, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA
Passion for Art, Essl Museum, Klosterneubrunn
Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Super Vision, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2006
Colour Aside, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Dedica 1986-2006, Vent’anni della galleria Alfonso Artiaco, PAN/Palazzo della Arti, Naples
Idees de la peinture:Hommage a Marin Barre, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Gods in Exile: Salvador Dalí, Albert Oehlen, et al, Kunsthaus Graz, Germany
Make Your Own Life:Artist In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
The Power Plant, Toronto, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gods in Exile: Salvador Dalí, Albert Oehlen, et al., Kunsthaus Graz, Germany
Vous êtes ici (You are here)FRAC, France
Grid < > Matrix, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis
Faster! Bigger! Better!Museum fur Neue Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe
Eldorado, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand Duc jean, Luxembourg
Darren Almond, Albert Oehlen:Time 2 Kill, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2005
Collección Alfonso Artiaco: Out of Sight Out of Mind, Palacio de Sástago, Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza, Spain
Self Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York.
Works on paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Groundswell. Constructing the Contemporary Landscape, MOMA, New York, NY
The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
La Nouvelle Peinture Allemande, Carré d’Art, Musée contemporain, Nîmes
Private / Corporate II. Works from the DaimlerChrysler and Heliod Spiekermann Collections, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary and Haus Huth, Berlin

2004
Spezialbilder. Albert Oehlen. Jonathan Meese, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin. Traveling to: Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Paintings, gallery K, Oslo, Norway
Kommando Friedrich Schiller, Detroit
German Drawings of the Late 20th Century, Nolan / Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
Garden Eden, Galerie zur Eroffnung, Frankfurt, Germany
Pixels, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
Hot Ice. Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Hamburg Kunsthalle, Germany
Colección Taschen, Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofía, Madrid
26a.Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
Was Melerei heute ist, Opelvillen Rüsselheim
Berlin-Moskau / Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin; State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow

2003
Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon 2003, Lyon, France
Painting Pictures: Painting and Pictures in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Heißkalt. Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Kusthalle Hamburg: travelled to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Lieber zu viel als zu wenig, Neue Gesellschaft für Gegenwart, Berlin
Outlook, Benaki Museum, Technopolis, The Factory, Athens
Actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
EXPRESSIV! Foundation Beyler, Riehen
Obsessive Malerei, Ein Rückblick auf die Neuen Wilden, Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe

2002
Klopfzeichen. Kunst und Kultur der 80er Jahre in Deutschland, Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
Los excesos de la mente, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla
Painting On the Move, Kunstmuseum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Kunsthalle Basel
Prophets of Boom. Werke aus der Sammlung Schurmann, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

2001
Abbild. Recent Portraiture and Depiction, Steirischer Herbst, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Works on paper, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdrunk, Grässlin Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Zivilier Ungehrosam, Falckenberg Collection, Hanover

2000
Der Ritt der sieben Nutten – das war mein Jahrhundert (with Markus Oehlen) Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Biennale Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painting on the Move. A Century of Contemporary Painting (1900-2000), Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
La Prima Idea: Aktuelle Malerei auf Papier, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Palm Beach
Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida
Salon, Delfina, London
It May Be a Year of Thirteen Moons But It’s Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
In Between, Expo 2000, Hanover

1999
Decades in Dialogue: Perspectives on the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Visualizing Digiteracy: Considering Current Technologies, Memphis College of Art, TN
Digital sites, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
My Name: Sammlung Falckenberg, Museum of Fien Arts Leipzig, Germany
Sammlung Essl:The First View, Klosterneuburg, Vienna
Die Sammlung Paul Maenz, Neues Museum Weimar

1998
Heimo Zobernig, Bonner Kunstverein, Galerie fur Zeitgen, Kunst Leipzig, Kunstverein, Munchen
Recollection, Kunstverein Graz
Fast Forward – Image, Kunstverien, Hamburg
Group Painting Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Georg Herold / Albert Oehlen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Visualizing Digiteracy: Considering Current Technologies, Memphis College of Art, TN
Selbstportraits, Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt
Fast Forward Archives, Kunstverein in Hamburg
Luhring Augustine, New York
Galerie K, Oslo

1997
Colleccio d’Art Contemporani Fundacio “la Caixa”, Barcelona
Display, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deutshlandbilder – Kunst aus einem geteilten Land, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

1996
On paper II, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St Louis
Change of Scene X, Museum fur Moderne Kunst
Peinture-Peinture. Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
Provins-Legende, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde

1995
Albert Oehlen and Christopher Williams, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Redefining Convention: German Art Now, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Dancing Girls, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
XL, Galerie Borgmann- Capitain, Koln
Luhring Augustine, New York
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York
Malerei, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

1994
Galleri K, Oslo
Return Of The Hero, Luhring Augustine, New York

1993
Zeitsprunge: Collection of Rudolf und Ute Scharpff”, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Drawing The Line Against AIDS, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Der zerbrochene Spiegel, Kunsthalle, Vienna; Deichtrohallen, Hamburg

1992
Works on Paper: Forg, Gonzalez-Torres, Kilimnik, Kippenberger, Nares, Oehlen, Pensato, Prina, Wool,
Luhring Augustine, New York
Works On Paper, Herold, Oehlen, Wool, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt
Allegories for Modernism: Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Works On Paper, Jim Schmidt Contemporary Art
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Ars Pro Domo, Museum Ludwig, Koln
Dirty Data: The Collection of Wilhelm Schurmann, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst
Landscape Untitled:Halley, Oehlen, Wool, Galerie Senda, Barcelona
Greatest Hits, Daniel Buchholz, Koln
Felix Gonzales-Torres, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Williams, Margo Leaving Gallery, Los Angeles

1991
Metropolis, Martin Groupius-Bau, Berlin
Gulliver’s Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Koln
Herbert Brandl, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna

1990
Galerie Giesela Capitain, Koln
Prints and Multiples, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica.
Signatures, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz.
Art of The Eighties, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Galerie Max Hetzler, Ausstellungsraum Alsdorfer, Koln

1989
Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1980, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Williams College Museum, Williamstown
Georg Herold, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago
Bilderstreit Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seti 1960,” Museum Ludwig in den
Rheinhallen der Messe, Koln
New Figuration: German Painters 1960-80”, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf; Kusthalle Schirn,
Frankfurt
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Wien.
Galerie Christine et Isy Brachot, Brussel.
German Photography form the 70’s and 80’s, Galerie Ursula Schurr, Stuttgart
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt

1988
Exchange, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
Work in History-History in Work, Kunsthaus und Kunsterverein Hamburg, Hamburg
The Light of the Other Side, Galerie Monika Spruth, Koln
The Binational:german and American Art of the Eighties, Städtische Kusthalle – Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein Westfalen – Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston
The Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis
Contemporary Arts Museum, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston
Architecture in Today’s Painting, Deutshes Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
Galerie Kammer, Hamburg
BRD, Abstract Tendencies in New German Art, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica
Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen , Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Sevilla
Photographic Work From Koln, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln
New Prints from Germany, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis
Albert Oehlen, Marcus Oehlen, Martin Kippenberger, Werner Buttner, Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich.

1987
We Do What We Want:Young German Art, Galerie Schipka
Q.U.I ((with Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger, Markus Oehlen), Centre National des Arts Plastique, Villa Arson, Nice
Room Enough, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen
25 Years of Business:The Collection of Ileana Sonnabend, CAPC Musee d’art Contemporain de
Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Centro de Atre Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Broken Neon, Steirischer Herbst 87, Forum Stadtpark, Graz; Galerie Christoph Durr, Munchen; Galerie
Sylvana Lorenz, Paris.
Multiples, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koln

1986
German Contemporary Artists, Galerie Comicos, Lisbon
Strength and Weakness in Realationships, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
New German Art from the Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Haus Metternich, Koblenz
Initiative 86, Galerie Richard Foncke, Gent
Maybe We Can Have Our Mothers back! Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg; Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Prints 1970-85, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galerie Im Stadthaus, Klagenfurt; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven.
What it is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

1985
Hoevel Schoonheid kunnen wij verdragen, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (with Martin Kippenberger)
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld; Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen.
O.M. Ungers: Seven Rooms under the seven points of the Architecture of John Ruskin, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln
To Genezareth by Harley, Evangelishe Akademie, Hamburg (with Werner Buttner).
Two Houses, Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht (with Werner Buttner)
Studio D, Tubingen (with Werner Buttner, Martin Kippenberger, Markus Oehlen.

1984
Truth Is Work, Museum Folkwang , Essen.
Balance, Neue Galerie of Joanneum, Graz; Museum Villa Stuck, Munchen; Forum for Real Art, Galerie
Krinzinger, Innsbruck; Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn.
Galerie Six Friedrich, Munchen
Deep Looks, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
Origen y Vision: Nueva Pintura Alemana, Centre Culturalde la Caixa de Pensiones, Barcelona; Palacio Velazquez, Madrid.
Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Metro Pictures, New York.
The Kindness of Custom, CCD Galerie, Dusseldorf
Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Koln (with Martin Kippenberger)
Von Hier Aus, Messegelände Düsseldorf

1983
Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart
Galerie Rudigier Scuttle, Munchen
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Wien
Absprunge, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
James Dean/Louis de Funes” (with Martin Kippenberger), Buchandlung Weil, Hamburg.
Photo Collage, Realismus Studio 24 der Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin.
Wood and Linoleum Today, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg.
Women in My Fathers Life (with Martin Kippenberger) Galerie Klein, Bonn

1982
Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich.
Twelve Artists in Germany, Kunsthalle Basel; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
You Must Go Over Seven Bridges, Kutscherhaus, Berlin.
Geile Feige-Feige Geile, (with Georg Herold), Galerie Arno Kohnen, Dusseldorf.
Galleria Silvio Baviera, Cavigliano (with Martin Kippenberger).
Capri by Night (with Martin Kippenbereger) Galerie Tanja Grunert, Stuttgart.
Signal Right-Turn Left, (with Werner Buttner), Realismus Studio 21 der Neuen Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin.
Cream for Hamburg, Ausstellungsraum Fettstrasse, 7a, Hamburg.
Young Painters in Germany, Galleria d’Arte Moderno, Bolonga.
Tendenzen 82, Ulmer Museum, Ulm
Turin by Night, (with Martin Kippenberger) Dr. Z Dacic, Tubingen.
Orgon-Kiste by Night” (with Martin Kippenberger), Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart.

1981
Germany Review I, Lothriger Strasse, Munchen
Germany Review II, Im Klapperhof, Koln
Young Art in West Germany, Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart
Gegen-Bilder, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

1980
Nuovo Imagine, 16th Triennale, Milan
Finger fur Deutschland, Atelier Jorg Immendorf, Dusseldorf
Kunstausstellungen Gutenbregstrasse, Stuttgart.
Galerie Paul Maenz, Koln.

1979
Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg (with Georg Herold)
Mode Nervo, Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg; Galerie Arno Kohnen, Dusseldorf.

1978
Galerie Arno Kohnen, Dusseldorf (with Markus Oehlen)
Who’s Afraid of the Hamburg Disease?, Galerie Grotlisch, Munchen.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Krefeld Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 1954 Lives in: Cologne and La Palma