BIOGRAPHY
1954
Born in Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria
UPCOMING
2020
Lustwarande '20 - Stations, park de Oude - Tilburg, The Netherlands (group)
Erwin Wurm, MAK-Expositur, Geymüllerschlössel, Vienna, Austria (solo)
EXHIBITIONS
2019
Home Sweet Home, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Now is the time, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Un ete au Havre, Le Havre, France
The Discipline of Subjectivity, Jorn Museum, Silkeborg, Denmark
The Serious Life of a Ridiculous Man, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2018
Peace & Plenty, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Peace & Plenty, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Playtime, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
2017
Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
21er Haus - Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Vaterland, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Austrian Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Fußballgroßer Tonklumpen auf hellblauem Autodach, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2016
Bad Thoughts, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisboa, Portugal
The Philosophy of Instructions, BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Center), Bangkok, Thailand
Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, France

Zwielicht, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
One Minute Sculptures, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA, USA
Bei Mutti, Berlinische Galerie – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin, Germany


Ende, Landesmuseum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, Austria
Nudelskulpturen, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Grüner Veltliner, Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria
Museo Novecento, Bargello and works in the city of Florence, Italy
2015
Disruption, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

Narrow House, Pilane Heritage Museum, Klövedal, Sweden
Fichte, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Am I still a House?, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden/Cragg Foundation, Wuppertal, Germany
Narrow House, CAC (Contemporary Art Centre), Vilnius, Lithuania

Euclidean Exercises, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
Interpretation, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

Artelier Contemporary, Graz, Austria

Angst / Lache Hochgebirge, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2014
One Minute Sculptures - Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki - Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Synthesa, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Crap Head, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Elfie Semotan - Erwin Wurm, Galerie422, Gmunden, Austria
2013
Wittgenstein’s Grammatik der Leibesübungen, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, Paris, France
Project: Friterie ("Frittenbude"), Lille, France
Synthesa, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Good Boy, MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
Abstract Abstruse, Wincavod - Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
The Discipline of Subjectivity, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Video Works, B³, Recife, Brazil
One Minute Forever, Artconnexion, Lille, France
BOB, Place François Mitterand, Lille, France
Das Kleine im Grossen, das Grosse im Grossen, das Grosse im Kleinen und das Kleine im Kleinen - Eine Wortskulptur / Erwin Wurm, Dramaturgie: Matthias Hartmann (performed by Nicholas Ofczarek, Oliver Masucci), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Video: Wortskulptur, Salzburg "ANNEX", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2012
Home, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Beauty Business, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA


Samurai & Zorro, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
De Profundis, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Am I a house?, CAC Málaga – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain
hit me,... hit me..., Gironcoli-Museum, Schloss Herberstein, Austria
Blow Up, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey (curator: Jérome Sans)
One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Kastenmann, Standard Hotel, New York, USA
2011
The Beauty Business, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Schöner Wohnen, MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Wear me out, Middleheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
Misconceivable, Kunsthallen Brandts / Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Yes Biological, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Micro-Retrospective, Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia (ICA-Sofia), Sofia, Bulgaria
Beauty Business, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA
I am Erwin Wurm, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Narrow House, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria
Their Time, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Test Site: How to Make a One Minute Sculpture, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2010
Liquid Reality, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (curator: Stephan Berg)
Narrow Mist, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (curator: Jerome Sans)
Private Wurm, Kunst der Gegenwart – Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Selbstportrait als Essiggurkerl, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotà (MAMBO), Bogota, Columbia Elogiate i ceti inferiori soprattutto per rimanere inferiori, BASE, Progetti per L’Arte, Firenze, Italy
Gulp, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Project - Selfportrait as Pickles, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
2009
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
Desperate Philosophers, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
The Desperate Philosophers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Würstelstand, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Sammlung Rudolf Budja, Kunsthalle Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria
Exhibition Institution of the Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
Yes Biological Wall House #2, Groningen, The Netherlands
2008
Keep a Cool Head, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
The Artist Who Swallowed The World, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Spit in Someone’s Soup, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Desperate, Galerie de L`UQAM, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada (curator: Patric Duhamel)
Hypnosis, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Video, Salzburg „ANNEX“, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Ich – Es – Überich, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hypnose II, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
Direktionsskulptur, Galerie Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
2007
Das lächerliche Leben eines ernsten Mannes, das ernste Leben eines lächerlichen Mannes, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Hamlet, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Le lieu unique, Nantes, France
Direktionsskulptur – con vista sulle mie montagne, Museum Hetdomein Sittard, Sittard, The Netherlands
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France
New Sculptures, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
2006
Keep a cool head, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Artist Who Swallowed The World, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
New Sculpture, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
The Idiot, Sala de Exposiciones Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
I love my time, I don’t like my time: Recent works by Erwin Wurm, Rose Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Adorno was wrong with his ideas about art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Home, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Disziplin der Subjektivität, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2005
MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
I love my time, I don’t like my time: Recent works by Erwin Wurm, Cincinnati Contemporary, Art Center, Cincinnati, USA
Lisboa Photo 2005, Museo do Chiado, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Glue your brain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
The Idiot, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
“Am I a House?”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
2004
I love my time, I don’t like my time: Recent works by Erwin Wurm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
European Dream, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico (curator: Pamela Echeverria)
TRAC Tecnologie e Ricerca Artistica Contemporanea, Palazzo Fichera, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Catania, Italy
Photo and Video Sculpture by Erwin Wurm, KvadraT Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2003
ZKM - Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
European Dream, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (curator: Pamela Echeverria), Mexico
One Minute Sculptures, Orifice, ACCAAustralian centre for Contemporary Art - Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Videos, RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
2002
Fat Survival – Handlungsformen der Skulptur, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Fat Car, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Sculptures with embarrassment, Studio K. Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Videoarbeiten 1989 - 2002, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Budapest, Hungary
Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2001
Performance Drawings, Drawing Centre, New York, NY, USA
Sleeping for two months, Centre pour l´Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Videos 1991 – 2001, Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Fat car, MAMCO Museé d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
2000
Photographers Gallery, London, UK
F.R.A.C. Limousin, Limoges, France
Feelings, L´Ecole des Beaux-arts, Rouen, France
Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1999
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
F.R.A.C. Bourgogne, Dijon, France
CAN Centre d´art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Project wall, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria