Rudolf Stingel (Italian, b.1956) is a Conceptual artist best known for installations that cover exhibition spaces with monochrome carpets. Born in Meran, Stingel rose to prominence in the late 1980s for his monochromatic, silver paintings with tones of red, yellow, or blue. In the 1990s, Stingel began producing Abstract paintings by applying a single color on the canvas and then spraying silver paint through pieces of gauze. His works on paper use a similar technique of applying oil paint through tulle. Many of Stingel’s prints and installations question the authorship of the artist by emphasizing the democratic and collaborative nature of the artistic process. For his work included in the Venice Biennale in 1989, Stingel created Instructions, a manual in several languages that details the process of making one of his paintings. Stingel’s other installations use a wide range of materials, such as Styrofoam, carpet, and cast polyurethane. For a retrospective of his work in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Stingel covered the walls with metallic Celotex and encouraged visitors to inscribe the soft surface. Stingel’s work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He lives and works in New York and Merano, Italy.

Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel
Merano, 1956

Current Exhibitions

From Day to Day

de la Cruz Collection

01 Oct — 30 Nov
De la Cruz Collection‘s collective 2019-2020 exhibition is titled “From Day to Day” and features a selection...

Past Exhibitions


Massimo De Carlo, Casa Corbellini-Wassermann
09/03/2019 — 18/05/2019

Rudolf Stingel

Fondation Beyeler
26/05/2019 — 06/10/2019

Family Guy

Simon Lee London
03/10/2018 — 20/10/2018

More / Less

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2018 — 30/09/2019

The World on Paper

27/09/2018 — 07/01/2019

Solo Shows

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel Part VIII. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel Part VII. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel Part VI. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel: Part V. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel: Part IV. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel: Part III. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel: Part II. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY.
Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China.

Rudolf Stingel. Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy.
Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, West 21st St, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France.
Rudolf Stingel. Sadie Coles HQ, London, England.

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel. Live. Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Curated by Francesco Bonami, MCA, Chicago

Inverleigh House, Edinburgh

EURAC tower, Bolzano, Italy
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London
Plan B, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Grand Central Terminal, New
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf

Georg Kargl Galerie, Vienna
Paula Cooper Gallery New York

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Arbere, Trento
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Georg Kargl, Vienna
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

Kunsthalle, Zürich
Art & Public, Geneva
Galerie Metropol, Vienna

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Galerie Metropol, Vienna

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris

Interim Art, London
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Galleria A, Lugano

Galleria Luigi De Ambrogi, Milan

Group Shows

Dancing With Myself. Punta Della Dogana, Venice, Italy.

WILD WEST. Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY.
We Are Here: I am You. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Golberg Collection. National Art School, Sydney, Australia.

Georg Baselitz + Albert Oehlen. Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany.
Progressive Praxis. de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL.
Before Midnight. KARMA, Amagansett, NY.

Beverly Hills 20-Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995–2015. Gagosian
Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
Prototypology: An Index of Process and Mutation. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Rudolf Stingel and Marianne Vitale. Karma, New York, NY.
Sprayed. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England.
Artists for MOCA: Highlights. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.

One Way: Peter Marino. Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. GOLD. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL.

Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations. Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland. NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. New Museum, New York, NY.

Lifelike. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

The World Belongs to You. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.
Off the Wall / Fora De Parede. Serralves Foundation. Porto, Portugal.

High Ideals & Crazy Dreams. Curated by Gerwald Rockenschaub, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany.
Sol LeWitt presented by Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. Fresh Hell. curated by Adam Mc Ewen, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France.
Fade Into You, Herald Street Gallery, London, England.

Something About Mary. organized by Dodie Kazanjian, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY.
Self-Portraits. Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY.
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the Francois Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy.
Black & White. Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY.
After Images. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.

No Information Available. Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Excerpt: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Whoʼs Afraid of Jasper Johns. conceived by Urs Fischer & Gavin Brown, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.
Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
God is Design. curated by Neville Wakefield, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil.
Prefab. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
Accidental Modernism. curated by Christopher Eamon, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks +Project, New York, NY.

The Complexity of the Simple. L&M Arts, New York, NY.
Grotjahn, Hirst, Parrino, Reyle, Richter, Stingel, Warhol. Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave, New York, NY.
Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture from the Francois Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction. organized by Bob NIckas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland.


CON/SENS: Rudolf Stingel and Franz West,” Public Art Project curated by Catherine Grout,
ar/ge Kunst Museum Gallery, Bolzano
Where are we going? (Works from the Collection of Francois Pinault), curated by Alison
Gingeras, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, curated by Francesco Bonami and
Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Passariano

Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, The
Whitney Museum, New York
Figures in the Field, curated by Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago
Hiding in the Light, curated by Neville Wakefield, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

The Red Thread, Howard House Contemporary, Seattle
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
; Hayward Gallery, London ; MART Roverto Italy

None of the above, curated by Cesar Marzetti, Museum of New Art, Detroit

None of the above,curated by John Armleder, Swiss Institute, New York
About Painting, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College,
Saratoga Spring
Power, Corruption and Lies, Roth Horowitz, New York
Love/Hate: from Magritte to Cattelan, Masterpieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago, Villa Manin-Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Udine
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, The Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Moving Outlines, curated by Leslie Shaffer, Contemporary Arts Museum, Baltimore

Commodification of Buddhism, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Forever, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2003 Venice Biennale, Venice

Shimmering Substance / View Finder, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Penetration, Friedrich Petzel/ Marianne Boesky, New York curated by Mark Fletcher

Chapter V, Art Resources Transfer, curated by Julie Barnes & Alejandro Cesarco, New York
Walk Ways, ICI, Portland
Institut of CA. Western Gallery
Washington, University. Dalhousie University, Art Gallery . Freedman
Gallery, Albright College
International Landscape, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; may
travel through February of 2002.
The Appartment, with Franz West, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg.
Monochrome/Monochrome? Florence Lynch Gallery, New York
Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art,
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Walk Ways, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International.
EU, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Extreme Connoisseurship, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

Un siècle d’innocence : le monochrome blanc, Centre Rooseum pour l’art contemporain
Painting Zero Degree, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International,
Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills; Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum,
University of Oklahoma, Norman; Cleveland Center for
Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art,
A Century of Innocence (Kulturbro 2000 – A Biennial of Art and Culture in the Oresund Region),
Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo; travelling to Liljevalch’s
Konsthall, Stockholm
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan
Walking, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal; travelling to
Bucknell University Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg
The Message is the Medium, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/ College Retirement
Equities Fund, New York
Georg Kargl, Vienna

A Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Wall Works in collaboration with Edition Schellmann Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Overflow, Anton Kern Gallery; Marianne Boesky Gallery; D’Amelio Terras, New York

Prepared, Georg Kargl, Vienna

Due o tre cose che so di loro… PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan curated by
Marco Meneguzzo
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Drawings & Prints from the Paula Cooper Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Alabama

Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, Site Santa Fe curated by
Francesco Bonami
Heaven PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, curated by Joshua Decter

Screen curated by Joshua Decter at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Model Home, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Clocktower Gallery, New York
Lee Inhyon, Byron Kim, Rudolf Stingel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Art at Home: Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Garden, Tokyo,
Dead Pan, Kunstverein Münich
Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los
Inside, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido
Painting – The Extended Field, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden and Magasin 3, Stockholm

Pittura – Immedia, Neue Galerie and Kunstlerhaus, Graz
Altered States: American Art in the 90s, curated by Jeanne Greenberg and Robert Nickas,
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis
Pièces – Meublés, curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Space Odyssey, curated by Helena Papdopoulous, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

Felix Gonzalez-Torres / Rudolf Stingel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe
Papierarbeiten & einige Skulpturen, Galerie Six Friedrich
Holiday Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York,
Artists’ Books, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Teppiche (Carpets), Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen

The Nightshade Family, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Live In Your Head, curated by Robert Nickas, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
Kontext Kunst, Kunstlerhaus, Graz
Travelogue/Reisetagebuch, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna,
Works On Paper, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Suzanne McClelland, Rudolf Stingel, Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Aperto `93, Venice Biennale, 45th International Art Exhibition, Venice

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis
Claire Burrus, Paris
Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Cady Noland, Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

HOME for June, HOME for Contemporary Art and Theatre, New York
The Painted Desert, Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris
Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne
Daniel Buren, Ken Lum, Stephen Prina, Rudolf Stingel, HOME for Contemporary Art and
Theatre, New York
Peer Barclay, Suzanne Etkin, Robin Kahn, Rudolf Stingel, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

Common Market, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Galerie, Los Angeles
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Köln Show, Cologne
David Dupuis, Carl Ostendarp, Rudolf Stingel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

P.S.1, Project Room, New York
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart, Germany

Gluste Distanze, Espace d’Art de Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Dopo il Concettuale, Palazzo Alberto, Trento

Nuovi Argomenti, P.A.C., Milan, Italy
Itinéraires du Versant Sud, FRAC, Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Merano Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1956 Lives in: New York