Friedrich Kunath

BIOGRAPHY
1974
Born in Chemnitz, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA
EDUCATION
1998
University of Arts, Braunschweig, Germany (studied with Professor Walter Dahn)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
Live Forever, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
All Year Fears Trapped Inside, JTT, New York, NY, USA
Songs Build Little Rooms In Time, With David Berman, Soccer Club Club, Drag City, Chicago, USA
2018
One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor, Blum & Poe, New York, NY, USA
Where is the Madness that You Promised Me, Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2017
Frutti di Mare, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2016
Juckreiz, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
The World is a Beautiful Place (We’re Not Here For Long), Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
My Loneliness Shines, VNH Gallery, Paris, France
2015
Sentimental Air, BQ, Berlin, Germany
2014
Earth to Fuckface, White Cube, Hong Kong, China
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA
The Forest Smelled Like Bananas, CAPRI, Düsseldorf, Germany
If I Could Only Remember Your Name, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Grand Optimist, The Eastern Star Gallery, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Temptation to Exist (May Contain Nuts), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
2013
I’m Running Out Of World, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London, UK
Raymond Moody’s Blues, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
2012
Lacan’s Haircut, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Your Life is Not for You, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Things We Did When We Were Dead, BQ, Berlin, Germany
2011
Lonely Are the Free, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
The Most Beautiful World in the World, White Cube, London, UK
2010
Hammer Projects: Friedrich Kunath, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany
2009
Hello Walls, BQ, Berlin, Germany
7 x 14, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Home wasn’t built in a day, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
2008
Rising vs. Setting, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
Emoh, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2007
Twilight, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen, Germany
Warum, BQ, Cologne, Germany
2006
I have always been here before, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2004
We were the one thing in the galaxy God didn’t have his eyes on, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Our endless numbered days, BQ, Cologne, Germany
2003
We are not as far west as we suppose we are, The Bakery/Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002
Welcome Home Steve Curry, BQ, Cologne, Germany
Mise en Scene: Curieux VI – Friedrich Kunath: When was the First Time You Realized the Next Time Would be the Last Time, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
2001
Videos, CHAUSSE 37, Berlin, Germany
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
The Last Waltz (For Leon), Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
A New Age: Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Die Rückkehr des Pre Bell Man: Nam June Paik und zeitgenössische Medienkunst aus der Medienkunst aus der Sammlung von Kelterborn, Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Germany
Golden Hour, MuMo, Paris, France
Some Tress, organized by Christian Malycha, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Reflections, organized by Matt Black, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Live Forever, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2018
This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Cliché, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY, USA
LA Friends Part 1, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
FOUR ROOMS, Blum & Poe, New York, NY, USA
Under the Night Sky, Albertz Benda, New York, NY, USA
2017
Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space, curated by Shane Campbell, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
Form and Volume, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden
2016
Self-Fiction: David Altmejd & Friedrich Kunath, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Mount Analogue, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO, USA
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan
Tomorrow is a long time, Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Group show, M+B, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA; traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Giles, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece
Human Condition, Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, CA, USA
2015
Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Love or the Lack of It, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
My wife does the dishes, I do the revolution, Kimmerich, Berlin, Germany
Oh, of course, you were berry picking, Galerie Drei, Cologne, Germany
Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
2014
Lone Tree, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
FIRE!, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
New Image Painting, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2013
Set Pieces, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
More Young Americans, L’Enclos des Bernardins, Hotel de Miramion, Paris, France
The Hope of Wrecks, Museum of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, La Conciergerie, Paris, France
Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands
2012
Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland
Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Juechen, Germany
The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
Schach Matt, Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten, Germany
Other Voices, Other Rooms, Wentrup Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Funny, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Wonderful-Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht Collection, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen, Riverview School, East Sandwich, MA, USA
2011
Dwelling, Marianne Boesky, New York, NY, USA
Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, UK
Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Israel
Deserteure, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
MärklinWorld, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Collection Exhibition, Berezdivin Collection-Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gesamtkunstwerk, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Always, Sometimes, Often, Never, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
The Second Strike, 3rd Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel
Il mondo vi appartiene (The World Belongs to You), Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Pamphile, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany
Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
MIAC III Away From the Horde, Miami-Dade Public Library System’s, Miami BS-VISITE, Braunschweig, Germany
2010
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, Projectspace 176, London, UK
Also on View, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, WA, USA
11th Triennale für Kleinplastik (Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture), Fellbach, Germany
Country Music, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Captain Pamphile #2, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany
Saw It, Loved It, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Larger than Life - Stranger than Fiction, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany
2009
Play, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Grin & Bear It: Cruel Humor in Art and Life, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2008
The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, USA
Gravity in Art, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Life on Mars: the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in/ über Deutschland, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Eternal Flame, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Journeys to Nowhere: Selections from the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2007
Blind Date, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, UK
Seb Koberstädt / Friedrich Kunath: Förderpreisträger 2006, Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stipendiaten der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung 2003-2006 Verwendungsnachweis, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2006
Bonanza, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Nothing But Pleasure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Esquidor en el fondo de un pozo, Fundacción/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
2005
Avalon Art Association, Revelin Castle, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fabriques du Sublime, La Galerie - Centre d'art contemporain de Noisy- Le-Sec, France
Exile: New York Is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York, NY, USA
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text In Modern and Contemporary Works On Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Gravity in Art, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
No One Else Can Make Me Feel the Colors That You Bring, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Rhinegold: Art from Cologne, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Rings of Saturn, Rockwell Gallery, London, UK
Strawberry Fields, O.P.A. Guadalajara and Galeria CANAIA, Mexico City, Mexico
2003
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002
When Which the Roofridge Time When You Realized the NEXT Time Would the Read Time, mise eN scène: Curieux VI-VIII, Bonner Kunstverein & Videonale, Bonn, Germany
On the Other Hand You Have Different Fingers, Galerie Gait Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
Present, Hammer Sidi, London, UK
Superschloss, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2001
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
1995-2001, BQ, Cologne, Germany
Peter Mertes Stipendium, with Thea Djordjadze, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
2000
Parking Meters, Cologne, Germany
Make My Paper Sound, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
One day it will all make sense, with Dirk Bell, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
1998
Why are my friends such finks, with Dirk Bell, BQ, Cologne, Germany Junge Kunst im Zweiten, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Dirty Windows, Berlin, Germany
1995
VOXXX-Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany
Green Room, San Diego, CA, USA
1994
The easiest thing to grow in a garden is tired, Galerie Peters- Barenbrock, Braunschweig, Germany