Franz Erhard Walther born in 1939 in Fulda, Germany, where he currently lives and works. Between 1957 and 1961 he studies at the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach and the Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt. In 1962 he transfers to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he graduates from Karl Otto Goetzs’ class in 1964. Walther lives in New York between 1967 and 1971. He participates in Documenta 5, 6, 7 and 8. From 1971 until 2005 he holds a chair at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (class for sculpture), where he leaves behind a big legacy. Since 2006 he lives and works in Fulda again.

Franz Erhard Walther
Fulda, 1939

Past Exhibitions


Castello di Rivoli
14/03/2017 — 23/07/2017

Resonating Surfaces

Mendes Wood DM
22/11/2016 — 04/02/2017

Toda Percepción es una Interpretación: You are Part of It

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO
30/11/2016 — 12/03/2017

Soft Pictures

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
23/10/2013 — 24/03/2014


Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO
05/12/2012 — 04/03/2013

Solo Shows


Franz Erhard Walther, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain


Franz Erhard Walther, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada


Franz Erhard Walther, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA


Schreitbahnen und Zeichnungen, 1972, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France

Architektur mit weichem kern, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Franz Erhard Walther, The Body Decides, WIELS Centre d’art contemporain, Bruxelles, Belgique

Franz Erhard Walther, The Body Decides, CAPC, Bordeaux, France


Franz Erhard Walther, Kunstforum Baloise, Baloise Group, Basel, Switzerland

Franz Erhard Walther, Vonderau Museum Fulda, Germany

Franz Erhard Walther, Perpetuum mobile: Lager.Sockel.Handlung, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Franz Erhard Walther, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

Franz Erhard Walther, Peter Freeman, New York, USA

Franz Erhard Walther, KOW Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Franz Erhard Walther. Space Trough Action, ZKM, Karlsruhe


Group Shows


Quand fondra la neige où ira le blanc, Museo di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy


Théâtre des opérations, Théâtre de l‘usine, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 /14

LENS BASED SCULPTURE – The Transformation of the Concept of Sculpture through Photography, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Donation Guerlain, MNAM, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy


When attitudes become forms, Bern 1969/Venice 2013, Fondazione Prada, Ca‘Corner della Regina,Venice, Italy

Cycle l’Éternel Détour, Plans, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

Migros meets Museion, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

L’instinct oublié, Gallery Jocelyn Wolff exhibits at gallery Labor, Mexico City

A Stone Left Unturned, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2012 /13

Believers, KOW, Berlin, Germany

Museion meets Migros, Museion, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Bolzano, Italy

Cycle l’Éternel Détour, Plans, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

Now here is also nowhere, Henry Art Gallery, Faye g. allen Center for the Visual arts University of Washington, USA


Eyes Closed/Eyes Open : Recent Acquisitions in Drawings, curator: Christian Rattemeyer, New York, USA

The Imminence of Poetics, curator: Luis Perez Oramas, Bienal Sao Paulo, Bresil home/work/dress, Passerelle Centre d’art, Brest, France

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Fulda Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 1939 Lives in: Fulda, Germany