Rosemarie Trockel is a contemporary German Conceptual artist whose work challenges traditional notions of femininity, culture, and artistic production. Employing a wide range of materials, including video, ceramics, drawing, found artifacts, and knitted works, the artist raises questions of politics, domesticity, eroticism, and fantasy. “The minute something works, it ceases to be interesting,” she said of making art. “As soon as you have spelled something out, you should set it aside.” Born in Schwerte, Germany on November 13, 1952, she studied at the Werkkunstschule in Cologne, before going on to become one the first artists to show at Monika Sprüth gallery. Trockel first rose to prominence after exhibiting her celebrated Knitted Paintings (1985) series, which were created using machine-knitted fabrics stretched onto canvas supports. Throughout these woolen surfaces, Trockel depicts generic, computer-generated imagery or, in some cases, specific historic iconography, such as the Soviet worker with a sickle and hammer. In 2012, her sprawling exhibition “Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” opened at the New Museum in New York, later traveling to the Serpentine Gallery in London the following year. The artist currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Today, her works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Kunstmuseum Basel, among others.

Rosemarie Trockel, Photo Courtesy of Museum Ludwig
Rosemarie Trockel
Schwerte, 1952
Germany

Past Exhibitions

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art

South London Gallery
22/09/2018 — 18/11/2018

The World on Paper

PalaisPopulaire
27/09/2018 — 07/01/2019

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

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

Mit Natur Zu Tun – To Do With Nature

STAMPA
06/06/2017 — 26/08/2017

Solo Shows

2019
“Rosemarie Trockel,” STRUCTURA Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018
“The Same Different,” Moderna Museet, Mälmo, Sweden
“Carte Blanche,” Piece Unique, Cologne, Germany

2017
“Plus Quam Perfekt,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“And I Found Her Bitter. And I Hurt Her.,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin
“Knitted Works,” Skarstedt, London

2016
“Reflections / Riflessioni,” Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy
“Study #14. Oh Mystery Girl 3,” David Roberts Art Foundation, London

2015
“Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

2014
“Rosemarie Trockel: Less Sauvage Than Others,” Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Cahiers d’Art, Paris
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India

2013
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Sprüth Magers, London
“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” Serpentine Gallery, London
“Rosemarie Trockel: Flagrant Delight,” Museion Bolzano, Italy

2012
“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [traveled to: New Museum, New York (2012-2013)]
“Rosemarie Trockel: Flagrant Delight,” Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
“Rosemarie Trockel,” The Artist’s Institute, New York

2011
“Rosemarie Trockel: Kaiserringträgerin der Stadt Goslar 2011,” Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin

2010
“Rosemarie Trockel, Drawings, Collages, Book Drafts”, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland [traveled to: Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (2011); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2011)]
“Rosemarie Trockel: Deliquescence of the Mother,” Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
“Rosmarie Trockel: Selected Works,” Skarstedt Gallery, New York

2008
“Neue Arbeiten,” Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
“Favorite Things,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
“Keramiken und Collagen,” Galerie Crone, Berlin

2007
“RO’MA,” Albion Gallery, London
“Rosemarie Trockel: Selected drawings, objects and videoworks,” Museu Paco das Artes São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil [traveled from: Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo; Museo de Arte, Lima; Casa Andrade Muricy, Coritiba, Brazil (2006); Culture Center, Rejkjavik; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Cordoba, Argentina; PROA, Museo Bellas Ares Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (2005)]
“Zu Gast bei BQ: Marcus Steinweg: Man überlebt es. Man kann es. Jeder auf seine Weise. Marguerite Duras, Marcus Steinweg, Rosemarie Trockel,” BQ, Cologne, Germany
“Thea Djordjadze/Rosemarie Trockel: Un soir, j’ai assis la beauté sur mes genoux. And I found her bitter and I hurt her,” Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
“Soltanto un quadro al Massimo: Michelangelo Pistoletto – Rosemarie Trockel,” Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo, Rome
“Schneeweiß,” Rohrmeisterei, Schwerte, Germany Projekt milt/project with Michail Pirgelis analsslich der Aufnahme in die/on occasion of the admittance of the Westälische Ehrengalerie

2006
“Country Life, New Ceramics, and Pottery,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“RO’MA,” Museum Kuppersmuhle fur Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany

2005
“Post-Menopause,“ Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany [traveled to: Museo Nazionale
Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome (2006)]

2004
“Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings,” Monika Spruth Philomena Magers Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Selected drawings, objects and videoworks,” Oude Kerk, Amsterdam [traveled to: Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland; Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland]

2003
“L’imitation d’Anne,” Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; Karsten Schubert, London
“Opening Children Space,” Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Synagoge Stommeln, Stommeln, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Selected drawings, objects and videoworks,” Narodni Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic [traveled to: Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark]
“Video und Zeichnung,” HerderRaumFürKunst, Herder Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany

2002
“She never promised you,” Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Spleen,” Dia Center for the Arts, New York

2001
“Manus Spleen,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Metamorphoses and Mutations,” The Drawing Center, New York
“Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings,” De Pont Stichting, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2000
“Dessins,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Pause,” Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
“Fernweh,” Kunst auf der Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Neuen Museum, Staatliches Museum for Kunst and Design, Nürnberg), Viafarini, Mailand
Expo 2000, Hanover Sammlung, Hanover, Germany
“Hitzefrei,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Berlin

1999
German Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“Kinderspielplatz,” De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Maisons/Häuser,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris [traveled to: BQ,
Cologne, Germany; Literaturhaus, Cologne, Germany]

1998
“Rosemarie Trockel: Bodies of Work 1986-1998,” Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
“Werkgruppen 1986 – 1998,” Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Donald Young Gallery, Seattle
“Addina,” Galleria Bianca, Palermo, Italy
“Rosemarie Trockel – Paare,” Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Bodies of Work: 1986-1998,” Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, Marseille, France
“Rosemarie Trockel: Arbeiten auf Papier 1980-1997,” Kupferstichkabinett, Basel, Switzerland [traveled to: Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

1997
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Donald Young Gallery, Seattle
“Rosemarie Trockel: Gudrun,” Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Yvonne,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Addina,” Galleria Bianca, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

1996
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowki Castle, Warsaw
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Regina Gallery, Moscow
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Centre Genevois de gravure contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Gallerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo
“Muckenbus,” Wissenschaftsmuseum, Bonn, Germany

1995
“Rosemarie Trockel: Loffel und Mirabelle,” Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Feuerle & Ruiz de Villa, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Springer, Berlin, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Familion – Modelle,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Rosemarie Trockel: Gipsmodelle & Entwurfe,” Galerie Metropol, Vienna
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum in Progress, Vienna
“Rosemarie Trockel: Ich kann, darf und will nicht,” Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

1994
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galeria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Monika Sprüth Gallery, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
São Paulo Biennial, Brazil
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

1993
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Andres Tornberg Galleri, Lund, Sweden
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
“Rosemarie Trockel,” De Pont Stichting, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Kunst-Station St. Peter, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Le Casa de Arte, Milan, Italy
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galleri Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

1992
“Rosemarie Trockel,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nykytaiteen Museo Kiasma, Helsinki
“Rosemarie Trockel: Die Rorschach-Bilder,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
“The Mystery of Malpicaî, Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germamy
“Rosemarie Trockel, Papierarbeiten,” Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen [traveled to: Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany]

1991
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston [traveled to: University Art Museum, Berkeley; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Power Plant, Toronto] “Rosemarie Trockel: Works on Paper,” Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Gallery Mario Diacono, Boston
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Brachot-Amelio, Paris
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Erika und Otto Friedrich, Bern
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Mario Diacono, Boston
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany

1990
“Rosemarie Trockel und A.R. Penck,” Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne, Germany
[traveled to: Monika Sprüth Galerie, Berlin]
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany

1989
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Erika and Otto Friedrich, Bern
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

1988
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Projects: Rosemarie Trockel,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
Two-person exhibition with Katarina Fritsch, Kunsthalle, Basel [traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, London]
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Erika & Otto Friedrich, Bern
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland

1987
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

1986
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Erika & Otto Friedrich, Bern
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

1985
“Bilder – Skulpturen – Zeichnungen,” Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Skulima, Berlin

1984
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel: Skulpturen and Bilder,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland

1983
“Rosemarie Trockel: Plastiken 1982-1983,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, Germany

Group Shows

2019
“May You Live in Interesting Times,” Venice Biennale 2019, Venice
“New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-first Century,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Hyper! A Journey into Art and Sound,” Deichtorhalllen, Hamburg, Germany

2018
“True Stories, A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties: Part II,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
“Another World,” Freize London 2018, London
“Komödie des Daseins: Kunst und Humor von der Antike bis heute,” Kunsthaus Zug, Zug
“Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art,” South London Gallery, London
“Generations Part 2: Female Artists in Dialogue,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
“Iconography of Revolt,” City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
“Kill Mother,” DISKURS Berlin, Berlin
“Curtain – Vorhang,” Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz, Austria
“The Future is Female,” Stichting Parts Project, The Hague, Netherlands
“Internationalism and ‘Swiss Exception.’ 100 Years of Graphic Art in Switzerland,” Villa Dei Cedri Civic Museum, Bellinzona, Switzerland
“Marlene Dumas – Rosemarie Trockel,” Staedtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“More Than Mere Jelly,” CCS Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
“Reservoir Modern,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
“Approaching the Figure,” Skarstedt Gallery, New York

2017
“24 Frames Per Second,” Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
“Field Guide,” Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
“Menschen.Bilder,” NRW-Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Kunste, Dusseldorf
“Review,” De Pont Museum, Tillburg, Netherlands
“Dreamers Awake,” White Cube, London
“How to Live Together,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
“The Absent Museum,” WIELS, Brussels
“Zeitgeist,” Musée d’art modern et contemporian, Genéve, Switzerland

2016
“Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“The Artist’s Museum,” The Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
“Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
“Model Universe,” Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
“Question of the wall itself,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“MY ABSTRACT WORLD,” Me Collectors Room Belin/Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin
“Desparate Housewives? Künstlerinnen räumen auf,” Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
“Wir nennen es Ludwig,” Museum Ludwing, Cologne, Germany
“Eau de Cologne,” Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
“ME,” Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
“Manifesta 11, The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction,” Zurich, Switzerland
“Identity Revisted,” The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas
“Spooky Action,” Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“Nice Weather,” Skarstedt Gallery, New York
“LIFE ITSELF,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2015
“Ape Culture,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
“Desperate Housewives? Women artists clear away,” Museum Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, Wurzbug, Germany
“Station to Station,” Barbican Center, London
“The Great Mother,” Fondazione Nicolas Trussardi, Milan
“Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015,” Whitechapel Gallery, London
“Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
“Parade,” Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Baden-Württernberg, Germany
“Collecting for Tomorrow: new works at Museion,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy
“Kvinder,” Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
“Avatar and Atavism: Outside the Avant-Garde,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
“Ruhe vor dem Sturm. Postminimalistische Kunst aus dem Rheinland,” Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
“Group Show,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin
“Drawing: The Bottom Line,” SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
“Ceramix,” Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
“Sculpture: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren,” Skarstedt, New York
“Painting 2.0: Expression in The Information Age,” Museum Brandhorst, Munich

2014
“1984-1999. The Decade,” Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (film program)
“Noah’s Ark – Animals and Humans in the Art of Modernism to the Present,” Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
“Looks! Body! Sensations! An anatomical waxworks and the Arts,” Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
“FIRE!,” Venus over Manhattan, New York
“The Nakeds,” Drawing Room, London
“Sigmund Freud,” 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
“Leverkusen,” Schloss Morsbroich
“Textiles: Open Letter, Abstraktionen, Textilien, Kunst,” Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Burning Down the House,” 10th Gwangju Biennale
“Go and play with the giants!” Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
“Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
“No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989,” David Zwirner, New York
“Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual,” White Columns, New York

2013
“Expression: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind, Works Selected by Martin Klosterfeld,” Ben Brown Fine Arts, hong Kong
“The Circle Walked Casually,” Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin
“Soft Pictures,” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy
“Xerography,” Firstsite, Essex
“Kunst & Textil: Stoff als Material und Idee in der Moderne von Klimt bis heute / Art & Textiles: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present,” Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
“A Top-hat, a Monocle, and a Butterfly,” establissement d’en face, Brussels
“Textiles: Open Letter, Abstraktionen, Textilien, Kunst,” Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany [traveled to: Generali Foundation, Vienna (2014)]
“Il Palazzo Enciclopedico,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, 55th Venice Biennale, Aresenale, Venice, Italy

2012
“This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston]
“Why I Never Became a Dancer: Selections from the Goetz Collection,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
“Prima Materia,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“Maison de Plaisance: Rosemarie Trockel / Paloma Varga Weisz,” Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany

2011
“A New Hook: Rethinking Needlework,” Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
“Sovereign Women. Neue Arbeiten der Künstlerinnen Jutta Koether und Rosemarie Trockel,” Texte Zur Kunst, Berlin
“Dialog >< Graphik,” Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany
“Atlas: How to Carry the World on Ones Back?,” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Breaking News – Fukushima and the Consequences,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Neue Realitäten. Fotografik von Warhol bis Havekost/New Realities: PhotoGraphik from Warhol to Havekost,” Museum of Prints and Drawings, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
“Kunst-Stoff. Textilien in der Kunst Sit 1960,” Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now,” Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“Paul Clay,” Salon 94, New York
“ILLUMInations,” curated by Brice Curiger, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“OCEANOMANIA: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas, from the expedition to the Aquarium,” Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
“Selections: Morris, Trockel, Holzer & Pink,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin
“Time Again,” SculptureCenter, New York
“Unpainted Paintings,” Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

2010
“Just Love Me,” Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg, France
“Keeping it Real: Subversive Abstraction,” Whitechapel Gallery, London
“High Ideals & Crazy Dreams,” Galeria Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
“Fresh Hell,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2009
“For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there,” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
“Group Show,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
“Projects #2: Rosemarie Trockel, Jacques Herzog, Ian Hamilton Finlay,” STAMPA, Basel, Switzerland
“Herrlich Weiblich!,” DZ Bank (Kunstsammlung), Frankfurt, Germany
“Politcal/Minimal,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2008
“Drawing a Tension: Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection,” Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
“In Their Own Words,” Friedman Benda, Demisch Danant, New York
“Quiet Politics,” Zwirner & Wirth, New York
“Mental Drawings,” Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome
“Summer Group Show,” Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

2007
“SkulpturProjekteMunster07,” Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
“Mask,” James Cohan Gallery, New York
“Makers and Modelers,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Perspektive 07,” Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
“Videokunst. Videostampa,” Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
“eutsche Geschichten. Sammlungsausstellung/GfZK-1,” Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
“25 Years: Crone Gallery,” Crone Gallery, Berlin
“Köln Skulptur 4,” Skulpturenpark, Köln, Cologne, Germany
“skulptur projekte münster 07”, Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Domplatz, Münster, Germany
“Man Uberlebt es. Man Kann es. Jeder Auf Seine Weise,” BQ , Koln, Germany
“Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
“Scenes and Sequences,” Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
“Around 1984,” Cook Fine Art, New York
“Salon Verlag,” Christope Daviet-Thery, Paris
“ROMA Rosmarie Trockel and Marcus Lupertz,” Albion Gallery, London

2006
“Touch My Shadows,” Wystawa cynna, Warsaw
“The 80’s: A Topology,” Museau Serralves, Porto, Portugal
“Wrestle,” Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art,
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, & Multiples, 1960 to Now,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
Villa Massimo, Rome
“Collection Sellection,” Esso Gallery and Books, New York
“Infinite Painting,” Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
“Spinnwebzeit,” Museum Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany“Divine Mimesis,” Villa Poniatowski, Rome
“nützlich – süß – museal, das fotografierte Tier,” Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
“25m2 – Sonderschau 25 Jahre Föderprogramm für junge Künstler,” Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
“Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht,” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Realität, Seedamm Fotografie,” Stampa Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Andreas Bruning, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Mondi Possibili,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
“A Sculpture Show,” Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Il diavolo del focolare. The devil of hearth and home,” La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
“Transformation,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
“Nothing but Pleasure,” Bawag Foundation, Vienna
“Franz West sense Franz West,” Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
“Animalcity-Tiere in der Stadt,” Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
“Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator,” University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
“Modus,” Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
“Die obere Hälfte. Die Büste von Rodin bis Wang Du,” Museum Liner Appenzell, Appenzell, Switzerland
“Kunst als Kommentar,” Neues Museum / Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
“Heile Welt. Werke aus der Sammlung Schmidt-Drenhaus,” Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung,” Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
“Beauty Marks,” Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
“Memento Mori,” Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York
“Bêtes de Style,” Musée de Design et d’arts Appliqués Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Post Mortem,” Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
“Drawings from the collection of the Centre Pompidou,” Academia Tedesca di Villa Massimo, Rome

2005
“Play,” Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Play,” Armory Show, New York
“Truth Universally Acknowledged,” Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Sydney
“Flashback: Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er-Jahre,” Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Pattern language,” Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts
Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
“Eindhovenistanbul,” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2004
“Black & White,” Galerie Rivet, Cologne, Germany
“Kunst Stoff,” Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna
“Dass die Körper sprechen, auch das wissen wir seit langem,” Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Video,” Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
“Animals,” Haunch of Venison, London; Georg Kargl, Vienna
“All Creatures Great and Small,” Comme ci Comme ça, Cologne, Germany

2003
“Fast Forward,” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Gesellschaftsbilder,” Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
“Berlin ñ Moskau 1950-2000,” Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Thea Djordjadze und/and Bettina Pousttchi)
Regen Projects Gallery, Los Angeles
“Absolut Generations,” Palazzo Zenobio, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
“Schweigen,” Oberlandesgericht Koln, Cologne, Germany
“Micropoliticas II,” Espai díArt, Castellón, Spain
International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf, Germany

2002
“Art & Economy,” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
“My Marylin,” Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
“Four Artistae,” Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Milan, Italy
“Klopfzeichen. Kunst + Kultur der 80er-Jahre in Deutschland”
“Wahnzimmer,” Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Germany
“Material Matters,” Norrkopings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden
“Premio Biella per l’Incisione,” Biella, Italy
“Comer o no comer,” New Art Cente of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
“Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, Rosemarie Trockel,” Karsten Schubert, London

2001
“Uniform: Order and Disorder,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
“Parkett, Collaborations and Editions since 1984,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Affecting Invention,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
“In Between,” Crestet Centre d’Art, Chemin de la Verriere, France
“8. Triennale der Kleinplastik,” Fellbach, Germany
“Unreal time video,” The Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul
“De Opkomst,” Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
“Solos for video,” Videoreihe, K21 Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Frontside,” Ausstellung im Stadtraum von Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Work on Paper from Acconci to Zittel,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London
“Untragbar – Mode als Skulpture,” Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany
“An Empty Space,” Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York
“Szenenwechsel XIX,” Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
“The Beauty of Intimacy – Lens and Paper,” Haags Cemeentemusuem, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

2000
“Hitzefrei.Rosemarie Trockel, Marcel Odenbach,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
“Around 1984: a Look at the Art of the Eighties,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
“Presumed Innocent,” Musee d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
“Hers,” Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
“Drehmomente,” Sammlung Hauser and Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
“Collected Rooms ñ Collected Dreams: German Art from 1960 to 2000. The Hans
Grothe Collection,” Martin Gropius Building, Berlin
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“Geschichten des Augenblicks – Uber Narration und Langsamkeit,” Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
“Face to Face,” Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
“Originale ehct/falsch,” Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
“Weaving the World,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
“Presumed Innocent,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
“Beauty Now,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. [traveled to: Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany]
“Rewind to the Future,” Bonner Kunstverein/Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
“Ich ist etwas anderes,” Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany

1998
“Projected Allegories,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas
“Die Rache der Veronika,” Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Die Fotosammlung Lambert, Germany
“ethno-antics,” The Nordiska Museum, Stockholm
“The King is not the Queen,” Arkipelag, Stockholm
“Mai 98,” Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
“h:min:sec,” Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1997
“Notfalls leben wir auch ohne Herz,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Documenta 10,” Kassel, Germany
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Artisti per Sarajevo, Venice, Italy
“Becoming,” Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
“Painting Machines,” Boston University Art Gallery, Boston
“Deutschlandbilder,” Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
“KunstÖArbeit,” S¸dwest LB forum, From the Collection S¸dwest LB, Stuttgart, Germany
“Spiders and Webs,” Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
“Art/Fashion,” The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
“Aura,” Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

1996
Tenth Biennale, Sydney, Australia
“More Than Real,” Palazzo Reale, Caserta, Italy
“Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980-85,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Mückenbus,” Deutsches Museum, Bonn, Germany
Galerie Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
“New Art on Paper,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
“Dites-le avec le fleurs,” Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
“From Figure to Object,” Firth Street Gallery, London
Sammlung Garnatz, Staadtisches Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Stiftung Froehlich, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Sammlung Speck, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Arte & Moda 1900-2000,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“Manifesta,” Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Berechenbarkeit der Welt,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
“fremdkörper,” Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Hubner & Thiel, Dresden, Germany
“Fondo, Figura y Lluvia,” Galerie Estrani, Barcelona, Spain
“Arte & Moda 1900-2000,” Biennale di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Galerie Bluher, Cologne, Germany
“von Beuys bis Trockel,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
(Sgl. Kupferstichkabinett, Kunstmuseum Basel)
Hˆhepunkte zeitgenossischer Kunst aus der Sammlung Garnatz, Germany
Staadtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

1995
ARS 95 Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
“Pittura / Immedia,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum und Kunstlerhaus
Graz, Austria
“Trust,” Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Galerie Bl¸her, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Navarra, Paris
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
“Feminin-Masculin: La sexe de lîart,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“More than Real,” Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
“Images in Perspective,” Fondazione Cerynthia, Rome
“Pittura/Immedia,” Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria

1994
“Drawings,” Frith Street Gallery, London
“Dialogue with the Other,” Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
“Critiques of Pure Abstraction,” Independent Curators International, New York
“Le Modele, Le Double, LíIdentique,” Amiens, France
“Das Jahrhundert des Multiple,” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

1993
“Works on Paper,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
“Photoplay: Works from the Chase Manhattan Collection,” Center for the Fine Arts, Miami
“Mind the Gap,” Gimpel Fils, London
“Sculpture & Multiples,” Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
“Widerstand,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

1992
“Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Ars Pro Domo,” Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“The Question of Image,” Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France
“Animals,” Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
“Works on Paper,” Baron/Boisanté, New York
Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg, France
“The Language of Flowers,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
“Refusing to Surface,” John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England

1991
“Metropolis,” Walter Gropius Bau, Berlin
“A’ la Bibliothek,” Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany; Staadtische Museum, Mülheim, Germany
“Objects for the Ideal Home: The Legacy of Pop Art,” Serpentine Gallery, London
“Plastic Fantastic Lover (object A),” Blum Helman Warehouse, New York
“Sculptor’s Drawings,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
“Devices,” Josh Baer Gallery, New York
“The Picture After the Last Picture,” Galerie Metropol, Vienna
“Annette Messager – Lydia Schouten – Cindy Sherman – Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie
Wanda Reiff, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1990
“Pharmakon ’90,” Makuhari Messe, Japan
“Life-Size: A Sense of the Real in Recent Art,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Half-Truths,” Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, New York
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
“Jardins de Bagatelle,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
“Works on Paper – Levine, Trockel, Dahn, Rollins and KOS, Bloom,” Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
“Artistes de Colonia,” Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
“Liz Larner, Rosemarie Trockel, Meg Webster,” Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
“Twenty Minutes Outside Paris,” Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

1989
“Prospect ‘89,” Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
“Art from Cologne,” Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
“Das Verhaltnis der Geschlechter,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
“Bilderstreit,” Messehallen Cologne, Cologne, Germany
“Objet/Objectif,” Galerie Templon, Paris
“Psychological Abstraction,” House of Cyprus, Athens
“Psychological Abstraction,” 1st Triennial de Dibuix Joan Miro, Barcelona
“2000 Jahre Die Gegenwart der Vergangenheit,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
“Vom Kriege,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
“Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel, & Simul in HH,” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
“Blickpunkte,” Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
“Genetics,” Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany
“Works on Paper,” David Nolan Gallery, New York
“Mondi Possibili,” Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
“A Good Read: The Book as Metaphor,” Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York
“Scripta Manent – Verba Volant,” Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Repetition,” Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York
“Abstraction in Question,” John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida [traveled to: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
“Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-88,” The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York [traveled to: Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio]
“Cinquiemes Ateliers Internationaux des Pays de la Loire,” La Garenne Lemot, Fonds
Regional d’Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Clisson, France
“Kolner Kunst,” Kunstforenigen, Copenhagen [traveled to: Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio]
“Made in Cologne,” DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
“Arbeit in Geschichte – Geschichte in Arbeit,” Kunstverein und Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
“Kunst der Gegenwart aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland,” Dublin [traveled to:
Belfast, Limerick, and Cork, Ireland]
“Camouflage,” The Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh [traveled to: Third Eye Center, Glasgow, Scotland]
“Fischli/Weiss, Leccia, Ruff, Trockel,” Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
“Walter Dahn/Rosemarie Trockel,” Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, Germany
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Brooke Alexander, New York
“A Thick Layer Underfoot,” Galerie Hukfens-Noirhomme, Brussels
“The Figure Speaks,” Edith C. Blum Art Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York
“The Multiple Object,” Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston
“Walk Out to Winter,” Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
“Works on Paper,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“Media Post Media,” Scott Hanson Gallery, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1987
“Hacen lo que Quieren,” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
“Cosmic Iconoclasm,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London
“Wechselstrome,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
“Art from Europe,” Tate Gallery, London
“Denkpause: Pause for Thought,” Karsten Schubert Ltd./Interim Art, London
“Jutta Koether-Bettina Semmer-Rosemarie Trockel,” Galeria La Maquina Espanola, Seville, Spain
Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne, Germany
“Room Enough,” Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany
Kunst RAI 87, Amsterdam
Staadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Similia/Dissimilia,” Leo Castelli & Sonnabend Gallery, New York
“Invitation Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“New Renaissance Voices,” Rastovski Gallery, New York
“Einblicke,” Bundeskanzleramt, Bonn, Germany

1986
“Primer Salon Irrealista,” Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
“Sonsbeek ’86,” Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands
“The Origins of Originality and Beyond,” 6th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
“Memento Mori,” Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
“What It Is,” Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
“Sie Machen was Sie Wollen,” Galerie Schipka, Sofia

1985
“Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn,” Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Vienna
“Trockel-Semmer-Koether,” La Grande Serre, Rouen, France
“Kolner Herbstsalon,” Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Synonyme fur Skulptur,” Trigon 85, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
“Ars Viva 85/86,” Bauhaus-Archiv Museum fur Gestaltung, Berlin [traveled to:
Erholungshaus der Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany]
“Perspective 85,” Art 85, Basel, Switzerland
“PHASE II,” Palais Attems, Graz, Austria
“Eau de Cologne,” Monika Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
“Primer Salon Irrealista,” Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

1984
“Kunstlandschaft BRD,” Kunstverein Lübeck, Germany
“Bella Figura,” Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg [traveled to: Museum van
Bommel van Dam, Venlo, The Netherlands]
“Arbeiten auf Paper,” Galerie Jandrig, Krefeld, Germany
“Une Selection de la collection Particuliere de J. Gessel,” Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland

1983
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

1982
Ausstellung Maria-Hilf, Cologne, Germany
“Licht Bricht sich in den Oberen Fenstern,” Im Klapperhof 33, Cologne, Germany
“La Linea D’Ombra,” Copparo, Italy

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City of birth: Schwerte Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 1952 Lives in: Cologne, Germany