Wolfgang Tillmans is a German artist and one of the most influential contemporary photographers working today. Emerging in the 1990s with his snapshot documentations of youth, club, and LGBTQ culture, Tillman’s practice has expanded over time to include diaristic photography, large-scale abstraction, and commissioned magazine work. “I want the pictures to be working in both directions,” the artist has said. “I accept that they speak about me, and yet at the same time, I want and expect them to function in terms of the viewer and their experience.” Whether he is capturing landscapes, still lifes, or portraits, Tillmans’ images represent an almost obsessive need to self-document, not unlike the work of Nan Goldin and Conceptual artist Mike Kelley. Born onAugust 16, 1968 in Remscheid, West Germany, Tillmans spent the early part of his career in London after graduating from the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. In 2000, he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize, with his win marking the first time the prize was given to a photographer and a non-British artist. Tillmans lives and works in London.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Photo by Stuart Mentiply.

Current Exhibitions

Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

27 Feb — 30 Apr
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Life World, a selection of photographic works from the Collection of Isabel and Agustín Coppel, curated by Tanya Barson. Inspired by the writings of philosopher Vilem Flusser,...

Punto de Partida

Fundación Banco Santander

21 Feb — 11 Jun
Fundación Banco Santander presents the exhibition “Punto de Partida [Starting Point]”, featuring a selection of works...
15 Feb — 11 Jun
On the occasion of his first solo show at Tate Modern, London, the artist will presents a series of his most famous artworks which range from intimate portrait to political and socially engaged works. Including a variety of media –...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Pirelli HangarBicocca
07/11/2017 — 21/01/2018

Past Exhibitions

Collection Museo Tamayo

Museo Tamayo
30/07/2016 — 31/01/2017

Protest

Victoria Miro
23/09/2016 — 05/11/2016

Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

HM Prison Reading 04/09/2016 — 30/10/2016

Wolfgang Tillmans

Maureen Paley
09/06/2016 — 07/08/2016

Wolfgang Tillmans: Studio

Galerie Buchholz
29/04/2016 — 18/06/2016

Solo Shows

1988
Approaches, Café Gnosa, Hamburg Blutsturz, Front, Hamburg Approaches, Fabrik – Foto – Forum, Hamburg, and Stadtbücherei Remscheid

1989
Café Gnosa, Hamburg

1991
Grauwert Galerie, Hamburg

1992
Diptychen, 1990-1992, PPS. Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg

1993
Daniel Buchholz – Buchholz & Buchholz, Cologne
L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt a.M.
arsFutura Galerie, Zurich
Interim Art, London

1994
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

1995
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Kunsthalle Zurich (K)
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Portikus, Frankfurt a.M. (K)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Interim Art, London

1996
Faltenwürfe, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Kunstverein Elsterpark, Leipzig
arsFutura Galerie, Zurich
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Wer Liebe wagt lebt morgen, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (K)

1997
Galleria Sales, Rome
I didn’t inhale, Chisenhale Gallery, London
hale-Bopp, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Art Cologne, Cologne

1998
Café Gnosa, Hamburg
Fruiciones, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Espacio Uno, Madrid (K)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

1999
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Saros, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (K)
Eins ist sicher: Es kommt immer ganz anders als man denkt, Städtische Galerie, Remscheid
Soldiers, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)
Space between Two Buildings / Soldiers – The Nineties, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Soldiers – The Nineties, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (K)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Galleria Sales, Rome
sommercontemporaryart, Tel Aviv
Soldiers – The Nineties, arsFutura Galerie, Zurich

2000
Blushes, fig-1, London
Galerie Meyer Kainer (with Jochen Klein), Vienna
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (with Thomas Ruff), Munich

2001
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)
Super Collider, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Aufsicht, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (K)
Science Fiction/hier und jetzt zufrieden sein, AC: Isa Genzken / Wolfgang Tillmans, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (K)

2002
Veduta dall’ alto, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin (K)
Vue d’en Haut, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (K)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Lights (Body), Galerie Sales, Rome
Maureen Paley, Interim Art, London
Partnerschaften (with Jochen Klein), NGBK, Berlin (K)
Lights (Body), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
sommercontemporaryart, Tel Aviv
Wolfgang Tillmans – still lives, Fogg Art Gallery, Busch Reisinger Museum,
Harvard, Cambridge, MA (K)

2003
View From Above, Louisiana – Museum Of Modern Art, Humlebœk, Denmark (K)
if one thing matters, everything matters, Tate Britain, London (K)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2004
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Freischwimmer, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo (K)
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)

2005
Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Truth Study Center, Maureen Paley, London
Press To Exit Project Space, Skopje, Macedonia
Markt, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin

2006
Freedom from the Known, PS1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York (K)
Wolfgang Tillmans, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (K), traveled to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (2007), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City (2008)
Pinakothek der Moderne (permanent collection), München
Helsinki-Festival, Taidehalli, Helsinki
Sprengel Museum, Hannover (permanent collection), Hannover

2007
paper drop, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln
Bibliographie, Buchhandlung Walter König, Cologne
Faltung, Camera Austria, Graz
Bali, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover
Beugung, Kunstverein München
Richard Branson, White Cubicle Gallery, George&Dragon, London
Atair, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
All The Time / Time, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
Carciofo – Still Lifes (curated by Werner Krüger), Oroom Gallery, Seoul, Korea (K)

2008
Lighter, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (K)
Tegenwoordigheid van Geest, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Maureen Paley, London
Tate Britain (permanent collection), London
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)
Museum Kunstpalast (permanent collection), Düsseldorf (K)
Strings, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Half Page, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

2010
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin

2011
Wolfgang Tillmans y Franz West, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Out of the Boxes Part 1, Gallery 3: Wolfgang Tillmans, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Out of the Boxes Part 2, Gallery 3: Wolfgang Tillmans, curated by Stefan Kalmar, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Zacheta Ermutigung, an exhibition of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

2012
The Common Guild in Glasgow
MAM Museu de Arte Modernas de Sao Paulo (K)
Neue Welt, Kunsthalle Zürich (K)
Moderna Museet, Stockholm (K)
Museo del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Columbia

2013
Wolfgang Tillmans, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf (K)
Wolfgang Tillmans – Düsseldorf Raum 2001–2007, (collection display), Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (K)
Silver, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
central nervous system, Maureen Paley, London
Neue Welt, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, Francek (K)
from Neue Welt, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2014
In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Fondation Beyeler (collection display curated by Wolfgang Tillmans)
Affinity, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)

2015
Wolfgang Tillmans, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf (K)
Wolfgang Tillmans – Düsseldorf Raum 2001–2007, (collection display), Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (K)
Silver, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
central nervous system, Maureen Paley, London
Neue Welt, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, Francek (K)
from Neue Welt, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Fondation Beyeler (collection display curated by Wolfgang Tillmans)
Affinity, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (K)
PCR, David Zwirner, New York
Your Body is Yours, The National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan (K)
Lignine Duress, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)
Book for Architects, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Group Shows

1989
Die Hamburg Schachtel, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (K)

1991
Icons of a Mutinous Age, Three Photographers, Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design, Bournemouth, UK

1992
We Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, PPS. Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, Germany
i-D Now, Pitti Imagine, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy

1993
Christmasshop, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Belcher, Höller, General Idea, Tillmans, Odenbach, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Phenylovethylamour, Unfair 1993, Cologne, germany (Galerie Daniel Buchholz )
November Television, Videoprojekt Remscheid, Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany
Fuck the System, Villa Rossi, Lucca, Italy
Atelier, collaboration with Isa Genzken; Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg, Germany
June, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

1994
Streetstyle, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (K)
100 Umkleidekabinen, Bad zur Sonne, Graz, Austria (K)
The Winter of Love, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA
Soggetto Soggetto, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin Italy (K)
Rien à signaler, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (K)
Mechanical Reproduction, AP, Amsterdam, Netherlands (K)
Les Dimanches de l’amour, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France
Sonne München, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Dinos and Jake Chapman, Georgina Starr, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
L’Hiver de l’amour, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, France (K)
Homegrown, Lotus Club, Cologne, Germany

1995
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (K)
ars viva 95/96 Photographie, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (K)
The Enthusiast, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
Photographies, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Mondo Nova, Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy (K)
Human Nature, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Every Time I See You, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Malmö; galleri index, Stockholm, Sweden
Take Me (I’m Yours), Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (K)

1996
New Photography # 12, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
a/drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Shift, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, organized by Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (K)
Visitors’ Voices: Recomposing the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Pictures of Modern Life, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; Ecole régionale des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Belgium
Das deutsche Auge, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Prospect ’96 – Fotografie in der Gegenwartskunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M., Germany (K)
Urgence, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France (K)
Traffic, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
By Night, La Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France (K)
Nudo y Crudo: Sensitive Body, Visible Body, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (K)
Everything that’s Interesting is New, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; Art academy, Athens; Arken Museum for moderne kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (K)
Le Plaisir et les ombres, Fondation pour l’Architecture, Brussels, Belgium
Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (K)

1997
We Gotta Get out of this Place, Cubitt, London, UK
Kunst … Arbeit, Forum der Südwest LB, Stuttgart, Germany (K)
Positionen künstlerischer Photographie in Deutschland von 1945-1995, Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (K)
The 90s: A Family of Man?, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (K)
The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, USA
Projects, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (K)
Sous le Manteau, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (K)
Absolute Landscape – Between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (K)
Zeitgeist Becomes Form – German Fashion Photography 1945-1995, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York; Morris Healy Gallery, New York, USA
Die Kunsthalle Bremen zu Gast in Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany (K)

1998
Veronica’s Revenge, Lambert Collection, Geneva; Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (K)
Berlin/Berlin, Berlin Biennale, Germany
La Sphère de l’intime, Le Printemps de Cahors Festival, Saint-Cloud, France
The DG Bank Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (K)
Stretch, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (K)
The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
From the Corner of the Eye, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands (K)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Portrait – Human Figure, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Fast Forward Image, Hamburger Kunstverein, Germany (K)
The Sound of One Hand: The Collection of Côllier Schorr, Apex Art, New York, USA
Still Life: 1900-1998, Marlborough Graphics, Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York, USA
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Sunday by Matthew Higgs, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Collection, Un autre regard, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

1999
Can You Hear Me?, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel; Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
How Will We Behave?, Robert Prime, London, UK
Macht und Fürsorge – Das Bild der Mutter in der zeitgenössischen Kunst,Trinitatis church, Cologne, Siemens Kulturprogramm, Cologne, Germany (K)
Vision of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset, Kyoto Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (K)
Hypertronix, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Italien (K)
Wohin kein Auge reicht – Von der Entdeckung des Unsichtbaren, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (K)
The Image of the Other, Fòrum Universal de les Cultures, Barcelona, Spain (K)
… om det sublima/ … on the sublime, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (K)
Flashes – Contemporary Trends, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Centro Cultural de Belèm, Lissabon; Fondacio Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Centro Arte Contemporanea Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (K)
Zoom, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (K)

2000
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK
AutoWerke, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (K)
Apocalypse, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
Vanishing Points, Groupe Première Heure, Saint-Cloud, France
Eine Munition unter anderen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany (K)
Complicity, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
The Sea & the Sky, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Philadelphia, USA (K)
Dire AIDS. Art in the Age of Aids, Promotrice della Bella Arte, Turin, Italy (K)
90 60 90, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela (K)
Deep Distance. Die Entfernung der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (K)
Présumés innocents, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France (K)
The British Art Show 5, organised by the Hayward Gallery, London, for The Arts Council of England; travelled to Edinburgh, Southhampton, Cardiff, Birmingham, UK (K)
The Oldest Possible Memory, Collection Hauser and Wirth, Lokremise St. Gallen, Switzerland
Some Parts of this World, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki, Finland (K)
Lost, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (K)
Quotidiana. The Continuity of the Everyday in 20th Century Art, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin, Italy (K)
Landscape, organised by The British Council, Weimar, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brazil (K)

2001
Open City – Street Photography 1950-2000, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (K), travelled to Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany (K)
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (K)
Contemporary Utopia, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia (K)
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London, UK (K)
Uniforms, Order and Disorder, Pitti Immagine, Florence; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA (K)
La natura della natura morta, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy (K)
Sex – Vom Wissen und Wünschen, Hygienemuseum, Dresden, Germany (K)
Un mundo feliz / Brave new world, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum unserer Wünsche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Record Collection, VTO gallery, London/International 3, Manchester / Forde, UK Espace d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
“Why bother?” The Burger King Exhibition, 90 Whitechapel High Street, London, UK
Club Club Club, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France Transform the world 2002, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Shopping, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M., travelled to Tate, Liverpool, UK

2002
Hossa – Arte Alemàn del 2000, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Remix: Contemporary Art & Pop, Tate Liverpool, UK (K)
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; travelled to Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Sensationen des Alltags, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

2003
M_ARS – Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria (K)
Painting Pictures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (K)
Attack – Kunst und Krieg im Zeitalter der Medien, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria (K)
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti/Ohio, USA
Anniversary Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
Sex, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Abstraction in Photography, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, USA
Mixtapes, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, USA
The Society for Contemporary Art Selection, The Art Institute Chicago, USA
Looking in – Looking Out, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
20th Anniversary Show, Galerie Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
actionbutton, Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (K)
Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany (K)
öffentlich/privat, Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (K)
Berlin/Moskau, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (K)
Saint Sebastian, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria (K)
outlook, cultural olympiade, Athens, Greece (K)
Warum!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (K)
Auto-nom, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deutsche Fotografie im 20. Jahrhundert, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
After the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Fast Forward, Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (K)
Montagna, Arte, Scienza, mito, Museo d’Arte di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

2004
BISS – Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany (K)
Enthüllt, Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany (K)
The Flower as Image, Louisiana Museum, DK (K), Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (K)
Jetzt und zehn Jahre davor, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany (K)
Likeness: Portraits of artists by other artists, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (K)
Monument to Now, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece (K)
Rose C’est la Vie, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
21st Century Museum for Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum für Neue Kunst ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (K)
Inventory, Scott King, Donald Urquhart, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (curated by Wolfgang Tillmans)
Im Rausch der Dinge, Fotomuseum Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland
Atmosphere, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Encounters in the 21st Century, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Landscape 2, Tower Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Il Nudo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (K)
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (K)
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany
Colección Taschen, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

2005
Shadowplay – A Homage to H.C. Andersen, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria (K)
Superstar. Das Prinzip Prominenz in der Kunst, Kunsthalle und Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria (K)
Coolhunters, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany (K)
Migration, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (K)
Weltbilder, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland (K)
Growing Up Absurd, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Covering the Real, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Germany (K)
Ill Teatro dell’Arte, Villa Manin, Passariano
Always a Little Further, 51st International Art Exhibition, Biennale, Venice, Italy
Oktobarski Salon, Belgrad, Serbia (K)
Helga de Alvear Coll., MEIAC Museum, Badajoz, Spain
Arbeit an der Wirklichkeit, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (K)
Motor Blues, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Thank you for the Music, Monika Sprüth/Philomene Magers, München, Germany
Nischen – von der Architketur und Landschaft bis zur “Szene”, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Germany

2006
Frankfurter Positionen, “Gut ist, was gefällt”, Klasse Wolfgang Tillmans, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gut ist was gefällt – Versuche über die zeitgenössische Urteilskraft, mit Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lucien Samaha, Wolfgang Tillmans und Klasse, How Queer Everything is Today, Queer Festival, Råhuset
The Sublime is Now!, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (K)
Click Double Click, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Bozar Expo, Brussels, Belgium (K)
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper, New York, USA
Y Ahora Sin Ti…, Galería Juana De Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Abstract art now – floating forms, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (K)
Deckchair dreams, London’s Royal Parks, London, UK
Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Thank you for the music (London Beat), Sprüth Magers Lee, London, UK
It’s not a photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Landscapes, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Good Vibrations – Visual arts and Rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (K)
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London, UK
As if by Magic, The Bethlehem Peace Centre, Palestine
Surprise Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Das Achte Feld—Geschlecter, Leben und Begehren in der bildenden Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (K)
The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Germany
The Secret Public: The last days of the British underground 1978 – 1988, Kunstverein München, Germany
In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (K)
The Gold Standard, P.S.1, New York, USA
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2007)
Halmtorvet, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Studio, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland (K)
Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

2007
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens
Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
No Such Thing as Society, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, UK
Reality Bites: Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Hava Boslugu – Air Pocket, galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
The Droste Effect, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
What Does the Jellyfish Want, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Visit(e), Palast der schönen Künste (Bozar), Brüssel (K) traveled to Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (2008) (K)
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Numerica, Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (K)
Into Me / Out of Me, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
The Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London, UK
The Naked Portrait, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
Stardust or the Last Frontier, Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France (K)
At Home, Yvon Lambert, New York
Seeing Things, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, USA
Garten Eden – Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle Emden (K), Germany
Getroffen. Otto Dix und die Kunst des Portraits, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (K), Germany
Pop am Rhein, Stadtmuseum, Cologne, Germany (K)
MODE:BILDER – Fotografien aus der Sammlung F.C. Gundlach , NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaf, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
15 Years/ Part III (with Christopher Williams), Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Yes, No & Other Options, Art Sheffield 08, Sheffield, UK
The Possible Document, Herald St, London, UK
Schöner wohnen, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Folding, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (K)
3 A.M. Eternal, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London, UK
De Collectie van Hans Kemna, Museum de Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands (K)
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, traveled to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (K)
History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Life on Mars: Carnegie International 2008, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (K)
Just Different, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz work related to Wojnarowicz, PPOW Gallery, New York, USA
Ludlow 38, New York
Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (K)
Untitled Vicarious, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY USA
The Art of the Real, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, Belgium
Other People: Portraits from Grunwald and Hammer Collections, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
When it’s a photograph, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA (exh. cat)
8 1/2 x 11 / A4, James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY, USA

2009
Holbein to Tillmans, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
phot(o)bjects, curated by Bob Nickas, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
A Twilight Art, curated by Lisa Oppenheim and Jessie Washburne Harris,HarrisLieberman, New York, NY, USA
Photography in the Abstract, curated by Maureen Mahony, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX USA
Tel Aviv Time, curated by Nili Goren, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (K)
Bijoux de famille, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (K)
En todas partes. Politicas LGBTQ en el arte, Centro Galego de arte contemporanea, Santiago de la Compostela, Spain (K)
Incidental Affairs, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
Form and Photo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
60 Jahre – 60 Werke. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland von 1949-2009, Gropius Bau, Berlin (K)
Extended, Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (K)
53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Venice, Italy (K)
Das Porträt, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (K)
Berlin 89/09, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
The Third Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
Sommercontemporaryart, Tel Aviv

2010
Malas Calles, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Nothing is in the place, Krakow, Poland (K)
Zu Tisch, Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
Lust und Laster, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
In Praise of Simplicity, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
The Ground Around: idylls, earthworks & thunderbolts, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Just a Matter of Time, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany
BigMinis: Festishes of Crisis, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (K)
Julia Stoschek Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
Les Rencontres d’Arles 2010, The International photography Festival, Arles, France
N’Importe Quoi, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France, (K)
Not in Fashion, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany (exh. cat)
Pleated Blinds, Petach Tivka Museum of Art, Petach Tivka, Israel, (K)
The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Held up by Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
The Last Newspaper, curated by Richard Flood, New Museum, New York, USA
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Nottingham, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum, New Art Exchange; London, Hayward Gallery; Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tramway, Gallery of Modern Art; Plymouth, Peninsular Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Royal William Yard Male, An exhibition curated by Vince Aletti, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Wolfgang Tillmans, Isa Genzken, abc – art berlin contemporary, Berlin (exh. cat)
I Put a Frame on You, TÄT, Berlin
Landschaft als Weltsicht, Stiftung Situation Kunst, Bochum, September to November 2010, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, January to April 2011, Museum Wiesbaden, May to September 2011, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, November 2011 to January 2012, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, April to June 2012

2011
Von Bengeln und Engeln, 400 Jahre Kinder im Portrait, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (K)
Playground and Field of Desaster, Pavillon des Images, Montpellier, France (K)
Portraits, Gerhardsen/Gerner, Berlin
The Gong Show, curated by Dieter Roelstrate, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Anti-Photography, Focal Point and The Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
British Art show, Hayward Gallery, London
Dreamscapes, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis
Black Swan: The Exhibition, Regen Projects, LA
Eating Art, Fundació Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona
Sin realidad no hay utopia, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain (K)
Streetlife and Homestories, Museum Villa Stuck / Sammlung Goetz, Munich (K)
Die Deutsche Show, Divus Prager Kabarett, Prag
Nature Morte Vivante, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
New Space, New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
New Entrants, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, permanent exhibition
After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photography from the Collection, The Metropolitain Museum, New York
The Museum’s Collection, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Catalogue de l’Exposition, Triple V, Paris
British Art Show 7, CCA, Glasgow (K)
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Falling Uo: The Gravity of Art, The Courtault Gallery, London
Number Five: Cities of Gold and Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf
Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New generation, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Photography Calling! Fotografie und Gegenwart, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (K)
Meer Licht (More Light), Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (Netherlands)
Danser sa vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris (K)
Fame, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main
Past Present Future#2, Contemporary Art Centre Winzawod, Moscow (K)
objectiv, Haubrokshows, Berlin
Punk, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles
Lichtempfindlich, Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sammlung Schaufler, Sindelfingen (Germany)

2012
Boy: A Contemporary Portrait, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos, Royal Observatory Greenwich, London
Print/Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Sports Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Das zeitgenössische Städel, Städel Museum, Frankfurt (K)
Circus Wols (curated by Olaf Metzel), Weserburg (K)
Relocated, Galerie Neu & MD 72, Berlin
Living with Video (curated by Chantal Crousel), The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai
30 Künstler / 30 Räume, Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Neues Museum in Nürnberg, Kunstverein Nürnberg
New suite of Contemporary Displays, Tate Britain, London
Klang & Stille, Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Munich
Dark Sky, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (K)
German Photography 1960-2012: A Survey, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Powerflower – Blütenzauber in der zeitgenössischen Kunst (curated by Tilman & Gabriele Osterwold), Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart  (K)
Treffpunkt: Berlin, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark (K)
Stedelijk Room, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (permanent exhibition as part of the collection)
Freischwimmer: The World of Contemporary Photography, National Museum of Art Osaka, Japan
Duplicate it! (event June 14), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Weltsichten. Landschaft in der Kunst vom 17. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus (Germany)
Wir sind die anderen, Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Abstraction in Movement, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

2013
Malerei in Fotografie. Strategien der Aneignung, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Macho Man. Tell It To My Heart, Collected by Julie Ault, Museum f. Gegenwartskunst Basel; travelled to Culturgest, Lisbon and Artists Space, New York (K)
Ausweitung der Kampfzone. Die Sammlung 1968–2000, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Weltreise. Kunst aus Deutschland unterwegs. Werke aus dem Kunstbestand des ifa 1949 – heute“, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (C); travelled to Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2014)
Foto Europa. 1840 to present, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Heimat – no place like home – Fotografien aus der DZ BANK-Kunstsammlung, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt (K)
Aquatopia. The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; travelled to Tate St Ives, UK (K)
Xerography, First Site, London (K)
Der Schein. Glanz, Glamour, Illusion, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (K)
Dear Portrait, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales
When Now is Minimal. Die unbekannte Seite der Sammlung Goetz, Neues Museum, Nuremberg; travelled to Museion, Bolzano, Italy (K)
Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection (collection display), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, New York
Vue d’en Haut, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (K)
Sin motivo aparente, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (K)
Kunst nach 1945 (collection display), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich (K)
Tate Britain, London (collection display) (K)
Abstrakt, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin
Paint it Black, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York (K)
La Sentinelle, CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Looking at the View (collection display), Tate Britain, Millbank Project, London

2014
Cranford Collection – Out of the House, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid (K)
The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK (collection display)
Dancing Light / Let it move you, Huis Marseille / Museum voor fotografie, Amsterdam
Second Exhibition (collection display), Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
They used to call it the moon, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Lumières: carte blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris (K)
Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (C)
Unstable Places: New in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui (collection display), Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (K)
Manifesta 10 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg (K)
In NO time, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Colour on Paper, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo
(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (K)
Space Interventions – Gordon Matta Clark and beyond, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin
A Private View präsentiert: Die ROCCA Stiftung, Autocenter, Berlin
Dark Waters, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Summer Exhibition 2014, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
KAOS – Visions of KAOS, The Flying Dutchman & Mori + Stein Gallery, London, UK
Fundamentals, La Biennale di Venezia – 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice (K)
8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst – 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (K)
I’m Isa Genzken, The Only Female Fool, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (K)
1984–1999. La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Abandon the Parents, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Intimität – Intimacy, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany
The Disappearence of the Fireflies (collection display), The Collection Lambert at Prison St. Anne, Avignon, France (K)
Somewhat Abstract – Selections from the Arts Council Collection, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, Aperture Foundation David Wojnarowicz, London (K)
Booster – Kunst Sound Maschine, Marta Herford, Germany (K)
Love Aids Riot Sex 2, nGbK – neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin (K)
The Body Issue, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles