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Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, <i>Untitled, 6/89</i>, 1989, 
Oil on canvas
80 x 80 inches (203.6 x 203.6 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 6/89, 1989,
Oil on canvas
80 x 80 inches (203.6 x 203.6 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Untitled (Per Skarstedt)</i>, 2001
Computer collage on paper
90 x 71 inches (228.6 x 180.3 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Untitled (Per Skarstedt), 2001
Computer collage on paper
90 x 71 inches (228.6 x 180.3 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Rotes Haus</i>, 1985
Oil, lacquer and mirror on canvas
78.74 x 78.74 inches (200 x 200 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Rotes Haus, 1985
Oil, lacquer and mirror on canvas
78.74 x 78.74 inches (200 x 200 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Mützen</i>, 1981
Latex on canvas
26 x 35 inches (66 x 88.9 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Mützen, 1981
Latex on canvas
26 x 35 inches (66 x 88.9 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Untitled</i>, 1989
Oil, metallic paint and varnish on canvas
95 x 79 inches (241.3 x 200.7 cm
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1989
Oil, metallic paint and varnish on canvas
95 x 79 inches (241.3 x 200.7 cm
Albert Oehlen, <i>Ich seh Dich I (Self portrait:  Einauge)</i>, 1983
Oil on wood
29.53 x 23.62 inches (75 x 60 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Ich seh Dich I (Self portrait: Einauge), 1983
Oil on wood
29.53 x 23.62 inches (75 x 60 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Selfportrait with Two Skulls</i>, 1984
Oil on canvas
102 1/2 x 74 3/4 inches (260.4 x 189.9 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Selfportrait with Two Skulls, 1984
Oil on canvas
102 1/2 x 74 3/4 inches (260.4 x 189.9 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Grazie</i>, 1982
Oil and lacquer on canvas
67 x 59 1/4 inches (170.2 x 150.5 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Grazie, 1982
Oil and lacquer on canvas
67 x 59 1/4 inches (170.2 x 150.5 cm)
Albert Oehlen, <i>Festnahme</i>, 1996
oil and acrylic on canvas 
96.45 x 75.19 inches
Albert Oehlen, Festnahme, 1996
oil and acrylic on canvas
96.45 x 75.19 inches
Albert Oehlen, <i>Untitled</i>, 1992
Oil on canvas and african fabric
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992
Oil on canvas and african fabric
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Biography

Albert Oehlen
(b. 1954, Krefeld)

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

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Gagosian Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, United Kingdom

2015
Albert Oehlen / Wolfgang Voigt: Baum 3 , Jablonka Galerie, Böhm Chapel, Hürth Kalscheuren, Germany
Home and Garden , New Museum, New York
An Old Painting In Spirit , Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

2014
Fabric Paintings, Skarstedt, New York
Albert Oehlen: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California (catalogue)
Museum Wiesenbaden, Wiesenbaden, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

2013
Albert Oehlen: Interiurs, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen- Maleriei, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderne Farbkonzepte / Conceptos modernos del color, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

2012
Albert Oehlen: Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy (catalogue)
New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York (catalogue)
Terpentin, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Switzerland (catalogue)

2010
Galerie Seiler, Munich Germany
Räume für Kunst Albert Oehlen—Werke aus der Sammlung, Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany
Albert Oehlen, Fingermaleriei, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

2009
Computer Paintings, Skarstedt, New York
Papier, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Réalité abstraite, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Museo de Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
Luhring Augustine, New York

2008
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Paintings 1988-2008, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2007
Prints (with Christopher Wool), 1018 ART, New York
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2006
I Will Always Champion Bad painting, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom
Painter of Light, Luhring Augustine, New York
I Will Always Champion a good painting, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Darren Almond, Albert Oehlen: Time 2 Kill, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2005
Paintings 1980 – 1981, Skarstedt, New York
I Know Whom You Showed Me Last Summer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida
New Paintings and Collages, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Rennkostüm y los U.D.O.s, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Spiegelbilder 1982-1985,Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Amman Fine Art AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Albert Oehlen, Malerei 1980–2004,Selbstportrait mit 50millionenfacher
Lichtgeschwindigkeit,
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
FRAC Auvergne—Ecuries de Chazerat, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2004
Secession, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Albert Oehlen, Malerei 1980-2004, Selbstportrait mit 50millionenfacher Lichtgeschwindigkeit, Musée Cantonale des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Albert Oehlen, Vier Germalde, Schallplattenexistenz Wege Gruentoene Material Auf Abruf 2001, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
The Good Life, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

2003
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
Vier Gemälde, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tree-drawings, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2002
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (catalogue)
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
Painting and Collages, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California

2001
Pinturas y Dibujos, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Luhring Augustine, New York
Self Portraits, Skarstedt, New York
Checkers, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California
Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Terminale Erfrischung: Computercollagen und Malerei, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2000
Höre auf zu arbeiten, die Erregung nimmt Dir die Kraft, Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Das Privileg, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, California
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Albert Oehlen. Malerei, Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde, Germany (catalogue)
Hände weg von der Liebe, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
Der Ritt der sieben Nutten - das war mein Jahrhundert (with Markus Oehlen), Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (catalogue)

1999
refuse, light and a joke invented in drunkenness, Luhring Augustine, New York
Wings of Chickens, Nolan/ Eckman Gallery, New York
Wollen sie mitmachen - ohne Handgranaten?, Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Bleich- Rossi, Graz, Austria
Lord, Pferdeflusterer, Antichrist, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain

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

1997
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Lass spielen (Vergessene Kinder), Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Baladas Heavy, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Koln, Germany
Auchenbach Kunstausstellungen, Dusseldorf, Germany

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

1995
Oehlen Williams 95 (with Christopher Williams), Wexner Center for Arts, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Gemälde, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Abortion of the Cool, Gesellschaft fur Gegenwartskunst, Ausburg, Germany
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Bionic Rollo, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Vergessen-Unmut-Runde Kugeln (with Rainald Goetz ), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Drawings from Abortion of the Cool, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Recent Paintings, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1994
Galerie Borgmann-Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Deitchtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Malerei, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Zwei Gemälde, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

1993
Kunstraum Daxer, Munich, Germany
Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria

1992
Bruno Brunnet Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Sevilla, Madrid, Spain
Film Festival Koln, Koln, Germany (with Christopher Williams)

1991
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York
Drawings, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, California
Galerie Giesela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

1990
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium
Die grüne Tür, Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Friedrichshof, Zurndorf, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany

1989
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, California
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

1988
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

1987
Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Scenery for Tannhauser, performed at Bremen Opera, Bremen, Germany
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

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

1985
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Six Friedrich; Maximilian Verlag-Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

1984
Galerie Paul Andriesse-Helen Van der Meij, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, GermanyGalerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria

1983
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Ewige Feile, Maximilian Verlag-Sabine Kunst, Munich, Germany

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

1981
Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Magers, Bonn, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Portraits, Skarstedt, New York
German Paintings: Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Skarstedt, New York
Condo, Kippenberger, Oehlen, Salle, Skarstedt, London, United Kingdom
Kippenberger, Oehlen, Prince, Salle, Sherman, Skarstedt, New York
Nice Weather, curated by David Salle, Skarstedt, New York
Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, Florida

2015
Matters of Pattern, Skarstedt, New York
German Art since 1960, Essel Museum, Vienna, Austria.
The 80s. Figurative Painting in West Germany. Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Sprayed, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2014
in farbe! - Figur - Landschaft – Abstraktion, Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst (GfG), Augsburg, Germany
ordinary freaks. The Coolness in Pop Culture, Theatre and Museum, Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria
Now-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizutti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
Without You I´m Nothing, Heldart, Berlin, Germany
Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Wild Heart: Art Exhibition of German Neo-Expressionism, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Cool Place, Sammlung Scharpff Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France
Fürchtet Euch nicht! Bestimmung des Feldes zu einer gegebenen Zeit: Malerei nach 2000, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany
No Problem: Cologne/ New York, 1984-1989, David Zwirner, New York
do it Moscow, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Albert Oehlen Talking about Painting, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
69/96, Gebert Stiftung, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Sammlung Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2013
The Show is Over,Gagosian Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Albert Oehlen / John Sparagana, Studiolo, Zurich, Switzerland
REMEMBER EVERYTHING: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Decorum, Carpets and tapestries by artists. Musée d’Art modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Why Painting Now, Krizinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Albert Oehlen — Markus Oehlen — Joyce Pensato — Matthias Schaufler — John
Sparagana — Rebecca Warren,
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Bienalle, Italy
Das Gluck kommt aus dem Nichts, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Genius Loci, Contemporary Masters, Dusseldorfer Akademie nach 1945. Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Postwar German Art in the Collection, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Riotous Baroque, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Dritte Welle – Die Gruppe SPUR, der Pop und die Politik, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Von Beckmann bis Warhol. Die Sammlung Bayer. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
A tribute to Franz West, Galerie Konzett, Vienna, Austria
Out of the house, Works from the Cranford Collection, Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

2012
Sieht man ja, was es ist, Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Zabludowitz Collection, London, United Kingdom
RÄSENTation. Geschenke für die Sammlung des ZKM, ZKM, Karlsruhe
The Slide Show. Mekanism Skateboards, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand
Martha Jungwirth / Albert Oehlen / Matthias Schaufler, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany
Deftig Barock, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Wunder, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Malerei der 80er Jahre, Galerie Spruth Magers, Berlin, Germany
Riotous Baroque, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Es gibt.../ There is..., b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Germany
Meteorologies mentales, Collection Andreas Züst, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Mix/Remix, Luhring Augustine, New York
Rendezvous der Maler II, Akademie-Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue)
Wunder, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Collaborations & Interventions, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx / Mallorca, Spain
Contemporary Galleries: 1980 – Now, MoMA, New York
This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Circus Wols, Weserburg – Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany

2011
Georg Baselitz / Eugène Leroy / Albert Oehlen, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
Wonder (Miracle). Art Science and Religion from the 4th Century to the Present, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
MMK 1991-2011. 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Compass. Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Halleluhwah! Hommage à CAN, Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart, Germany; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Boy Who Robbed You A Few Minutes Before Arriving At The Ball, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

2010
Happy End, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Mit Kopf und Hand – Variationen zur Zeichnung, Akademie Galerie, Düsseldorf (catalogue)
Das Selbstportrait, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (catalogue)
Curated by_vienna 2010, Albert Oehlen, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria
Der Westen leuchtet, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
BABEL, Frac – Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France
Permanent Trouble, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München, Regensburg, Germany
Mehr Teppich / More Carpets, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

2009
just what is it ..., ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures Kunst und Kalter Krieg—Deutsche Positionen 1945–1989, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Major Works On Paper, Patrick Painter, Melrose Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Sechzig Jahre - Sechzig Werke, Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Schere – Stein – Papier: Pop-Musik als Gegenstand Bildender Kunst, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

2008
Bad Painting—good art, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
Visite, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany (catalogue)
Always There, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Out of Storage I, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
abstrakt/abstract, Museum moderner Kunst, Kärnten, Austria (catalogue)

2007
Mixed Emotions, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Klio. Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945, ZKM | Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
Visit(e), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
Passion for Art, Essl Museum, Klosterneubrunn, Germany (catalogue)
Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

2006
Color Aside, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
[Grid‹›Matrix], Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (catalogue)
INHOTIM centro de arte contemporânea, Madrid, Spain
FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER! Signetwerke aus den Sammlungen, ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
Super Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts (catalogue)
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
Eldorado, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Make Your Own Life, Artists In an Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2005
The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
La nouvelle peinture allemande, Carré d‘art - Musée contemporain, Nîmes, France
Works on Paper, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Über die Farbe und ihre Bedeutung in der Kunst, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria

2004
TASCHEN Collection, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Biennale São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Heißkalt, Aktuelle Malerei aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Outlook, Benaki Museum, Technopolis, The Factory, Athens, Greece
Obsessive Malerei—Ein Rückblick auf die Neuen Wilden, ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2003
EXPRESSIV! Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

2002
Los excesos de la mente, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Painting on the Move, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2001
Abbild—recent portraiture and depiction, Steirischer Herbst, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Switzerland
Works on paper, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Salons de musique, Musées de Strasbourg, France
Musterkarte - Modelos de pintura en Alemania 2001, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt; Goethe Institute; Centro Conde Duque; Galería Elba Benito, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck, Grässlin Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)

2000
Salon, Delfina, London, United Kingdom
Der Ritt der sieben Nutten—das war mein Jahrhundert, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
In Between, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
La Prima Idea: Aktuelle Malerei auf Papier, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida

1999
Decades in Dialogue: Perspectives on the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Visualizing Digiteracy: Considering Current Technologies, Memphis College of Art, Tennessee
Digital Sites, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
My Name: Sammlung Falckenberg, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany
Sammlung Essl: The First View,Klosterneuburg, Vienna
Die Sammlung Paul Maenz, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Richter, Bohlen, Koether, Ausstellung organisiert von Albert Oehlen. Galerie Freund / Wind, Vienna, Austria
Photographie, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

1998
Heimo Zobernig, Bonner Kunstverein, Galerie fur Zeitgen, Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany
Recollection, Kunstverein Graz, Graz, Austria
Fast Forward - Image, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Group painting show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Georg Herold / Albert Oehlen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Visualizing Digiteracy: Considering Current Technologies, Memphis College of Art, Tennessee
Selbstportraits, Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Fast Forward Archives, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
Luhring Augustine, New York

1997
Colleccio d'Art Contemporani Fundacio "la Caixa," Barcelona, Spain
Display, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deutshlandbilder - Kunst aus einem geteilten Land, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Kunst.Arbeit, Südwest LB Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (catalogue)

1996
On Paper II, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Change of Scene X, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Peinture-Peinture, Galerie Samia Saouma," Paris, France
Provins - Legende, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

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

1994
Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
Return of the Hero, Luhring Augustine, New York
De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
JETZTZEIT, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
temporary translation(s) - Sammlung Schürmann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)

1993
Zeitsprunge: Collection of Rudolf und Ute Scharpff, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
The Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York

1992
Works on Paper: Forg, Gonzalez-Torres, Kilimnik, Kippenberger, Nares, Oehlen, Pensato, Prina, Wool, Luhring Augustine, New York
Works on Paper: Herold, Oehlen, Wool, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, California
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Allegories for Modernism: Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Works on Paper, Jim Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Ars Pro Domo, Museum Ludwig,Cologne, Germany
Dirty Data: The Collection of Wilhelm Schurmann, Ludwig Forum fur internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Galerie Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Greatest Hits, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Felix Gonzales-Torres, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Williams, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1991
Metropolis, Berlin, Germany
Gulliver's Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Herbert Brandl, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria

1990
Galerie Giesela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Prints and Muliples, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, California
Signatures," Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Realidad Abstracta, Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander, Spain
Art of the Eighties, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Ausstellungsraum Alsdorfer, Cologne, Germany

1989
Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1980, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Williams College Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Museum Ludwig in den Rheinhallen der Messe, Cologne, Germany
New Figuration: German Painters 1960-80, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Germany; Kusthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Christine et Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium
German Photography from the 70's and 80's, Galerie Ursula Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Grasslin-Erhardt, Frankfurt, Germany

1988
Exchange, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland
Work in History-History in Work, Kunsthaus und Kunsterverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
The Light of the Other Side, Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne, Germany
The Binational: German and American Art of the Eighties, Kusthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; The Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Contemporary Arts Museum, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
Architecture in Today's Painting, Deutshes Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Kammer, Hamburg, Germany
B.R.D.: Abstract Tendencies in New German Art, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Sevilla, Spain; Galeria d'Arte, Basel, Switzerland
Photographic Work from Koln, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
New Prints from Germany, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
Albert Oehlen, Marcus Oehlen, Matin Kippenberger, Werner Buttner, Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland

1987
We do what we want: Young German Art, Galerie Schipka, Sofia; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain
Q.U.I. Centre National des Arts Plastique, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Room Enough, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
25 Years of Business: The Collection of Ileana Sonnabend, CAPC Musee d Ôart Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Centro de Atre Reina Sofia, Madrid
Broken Neon, Steirischer Herbst 87, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Galerie Christoph Durr, Munchen; Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris, France
Multiples, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

1986
German Contemporary Artists, Galerie Comicos, Lisbon, Portugal
Strength and Weakness in Relationships, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
New German Art from the Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany
nitiative 86, Galerie Richard Foncke, Gent.
Maybe we can have our mothers back!, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
Prints 1970-85, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; Galerie Im Stadthaus, Austria, Germany; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
What it is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

1985
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria (with Martin Kippenberger)
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld; Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen
O.M. Ungers: Seven Rooms under the Seven Points of the Architecture of John Ruskin, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
To Genezareth by Harley, Evangelishe Akademie, Hamburg, Germany (with Werner Buttner)
Two Houses, Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht, The Netherlands (with Werner Buttner)

1984
Truth Is Work, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Balance, Neue Galerie of Joanneum, Graz; Museum Villa Stuck, Munchen; Forum for Real Art, Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck; Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich, Germany
Origen y Vision: Nueva Pintura Alemana, Centre Culturalde la Caixa de Pensiones, Barcelona, Spain; Palacio Velazquez, Madrid, Spain
Metro Pictures, New York
The Kindness of Custom, CCD Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Cologne, Germany (with Martin Kippenberger)

1983
Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Rudigier Schuttle, Munich, Germany
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Absprunge, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
"James Dean/Louis de Funes" (with Martin Kippenberger), Buchandlung Weil, Hamburg, Germany
Photocollage, Realismus Studio 24 der Neuen Gesellschaftfur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Wood and Linoleum Today, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
Women in My Father's Life (with Martin Kippenberger), Galerie Klein, Bonn, Germany

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

1981
Germany Review I, Lothringer Strasse, Munich, Germany
Germany Review II, Im Klapperhof, Cologne, Germany
Young Art in West Germany, Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Gegen-Bilder, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

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

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

1978
Galerie Arno Kohnen, Dusseldorf, Germany (with Markus Oehlen)
Who's Afraid of the Hamburg Disease?, Galerie Grotlisch, Munich, Germany