Johannes Wohnseifer

BIOGRAPHY
1967
Born in Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne and Erftstadt, Germany
Collections
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Marta Herford, Germany
Christian Boros, Berlin, Germany
Eileen Cohen, New York, NY, USA
Harald Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Sammlung Axel Haubrok, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy
Heinz Peter Haager, Bozen, Italy
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Miami, FL, USA
Craig Robins, Miami, FL, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Proje4L - Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland
Sammlung Koch, Cologne, Germany
Susan and Michael Hort Collection, New York, NY, USA
Sammlung Olbricht, Essen, Germany
Sammlung Julia Stoschek, Dusseldorf, Germany
Springmeier Moberly Collection, Berlin/Geneve, Germany/Switzerland
Gabriele und Wilhelm Schurmann, Herzogenrath, Germany
UPCOMING
2019
Johannes Wohnseifer & Matthias Weischer, Galerie K, Oslo, Norway (group)
Lichtparcours: Auftakt, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Polaroids, Aluminium-Paintings and All the Sculptures of a Year, KÖNIG London, London, UK (solo)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Image Reads Text, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, Austria
Class & Class Conflict, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, USA
2016
Head & Shoulders (with Michael Sailstorfer) Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
2015
Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
Warum ich Amerikaner bin, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Honey & Money, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2014
Johannes Wohnseifer, Plakate 1994-2014, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
2013
Johannes Wohnseifer (solo with Christoph Schellberg), Linn Luhn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012
Water From A Melted Ice Sculpture, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
More in Common Than a Given Name, Linn Luhn, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Big K, Galleri K/ Art Cologne, Germany
Around A Town (eine Nacherzahlung), SSZ Sued, Cologne, Germany
2011
Another Day, Casey Kaplan, New York, USA
Holes Filled With Time, Almine Rech, Brussels
When We Were Ghosts, Silmultanhalle, Cologne, Germany
2010
backyardoutdoorsculptureseries#4, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
White Men, Bulletin Board Program, State University of New York, NY, USA
Kunstlerbucher, Stefan Schuelke Fine Books, Cologne, Germany
The Thin Commandments, Isolation Room, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
2009
10 Years of Painting (1999-2009), Galleri k, Oslo, Norway
Johann König, Berlin, Germany
2008
Reconstrucciones Recientes, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
The Hole World, Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
The Thin Commandments, Schurmann, Berlin, Germany
EMPTINESS & VIOLENCE II, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, USA
2007
Kleenex Mathematics, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Recent Sex/Love Works, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
2006
Johannes Wohnseifer, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
New Alphabet, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, USA
2005
Enhance potential quality, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Some Black Diamonds, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Art Scope: 2004: Cityscape into Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Irresistible Impulse, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
2004
Johannes Wohnseifer, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
When the lights go down..., SEAD Gallery, Antwerp, Brussels
Father & Son (Reconstruction of Birth), Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, USA
Connected Presence, Union Gallery, (with Jeppe Hein), London, UK
Rheinschau, Cologne, Germany
Kapelle, Johann Konig, Berlin, Germany
2003
Intervention, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
What has Bilderberg Twodo with Black Helicopters, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Into The Light, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
fG 53/03, Kunstverein, Ulm, Germany
La Mano de Dios, Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany
2002
Ehemalige Reichsabtei (With Silke Schatz), Aachen-Kornelimunster, Germany
Elimination of dialogue, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
2001
Break Down Lounge, Lounge for Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Force The World To Do Mistakes, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
2000
This Night Worldwide, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Forderpreis der Stadt Koln, Stapelhaus, Cologne, Germany
Der Stadtstreicher, 2 Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneve, Switzerland
1999
Museum, Projektraum, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
1998
Backworlds-Forwords, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Peter Mertes Stipendium, Bonner Kunstverein (with Monika Baer), Germany
Der Stadtstreicher, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
1997
Psylocibyn Experience, Musee des Beaux Arts, Nice, France
Braunmusic live, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
1996
MOMAS, Guard Museum of Modern Art, Syros, Greece
10 Portraits, Bundesverkehrsministerium, Bonn, Germany, Germany
1995
Spindy b, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Spindy, neugerriemschneider, Cologne, Germany
1994
Grid Painting With Two Holes, Kunstverein Kippenberger im Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
I will be dead. König London, London, United Kingdom
2017
Revolution in Rotgelbblau _ Gerrit Rietveld und die zeitgenössische Kunst, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
2016
To bee or not 2 B, Galleri F 15 og Momentum Kunsthall, Moss, Norway
Cause The Grass Don?t Grow And The Sky Ain?t Blue, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
BRD, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2015
Artists Against AIDS, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany
Schön sein, Galerie Adamski, Berlin, Germany
Our Wounds Our Ballads, ArtOn Gallery Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Individual Stories, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
German Art, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
A man walks into a bar... ? me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Künstler als Architekten, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
...y el tiempo se hizo ? Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
2014
All the World's a Stage. Works from the Goetz Collection, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
Philippe Decrauzat, Julian Hoeber, Jim Iserman, Johannes Wohnseifer, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
June ? Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris, France
sculpture unchaperoned Contemporary International Positions Selected by Michael Kienzer, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, Austria
Lou Ford, Etablissement d'en face projects, Brussels, Belgium
2013
Nur was nicht ist, ist möglich, Fläche und Raum in der Malerei der Gegenwart, Museum Folkwang, Germany
European Kunsthalle, Bregenz, Austria
Alienation/Estrangement, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2012
The poster show, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Tomorrow, Bastei Köln, Cologne, Germany
No. 17 Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2011
Kompass, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
The Guerilla Design Show, Conduits Milano, Italy
Between The Lines, M29, Cologne, Germany
ReMAP, Athens, Greece
Totem and Taboo, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
2010
Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
Totem and Taboo. A matter of concern, Oratorio della Passione, Basilica Sant'Ambrogio, Milan, Italy
Neugierig?, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Compass in Hand, Institut Valencia d'art Modern, Valencia, Italy
2009
cargo / cargo manifest / cargo vision, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
cargo manifest, Bayrische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
The Porn Identity. Expeditionen in die Dunkelzone, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
FAX, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA
2008
It's about sculpture, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Tractatus Logico-Catalogicus, VOX, Centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal, Canada
Ready made today, Steinle Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Political correct, BFAS, Genf, Switzerland
Dressing the Message, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, Johann Konig, Berlin, Germany
Vertrautes Terrain -Aktuelle Kunst in und uber Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Zuordnungsprobleme, Johann Konig, Berlin, Germany
Pop! goes the weasel, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007
Auto Emotion, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Cosmic Dreams, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca (curated by Friederike Nymphius), Spain
Bodypoliticx, Witte de With, Rotterdam (curated by Florian Waldvogel), The Netherlands
Gesellschaftsbilder. Zeitgenossische Malerei, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Conditions of display, The Moore Space, Miami (curated by Gean Moreno), FL, USA
Bodycheck, 10th Triennial Kleinplastik, Fellbach (curated by Matthias Winzen), Germany
Ironie der Objekte, Museion, Bozen, Italy
Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Re-Dis-Play, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
2006
All Our Tomorrows: The Culture of Camouflage, Kunstraum Universitat, Luneburg (curated by Shaheen Merali), Germany
Schein Sein. Soziale Dimensionen des Glamour in der aktuellen Kunst, Spinnerei Halle 9, Leipzig, Germany
The Triumph of Painting, Part Five, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Personal Affairs - Neue Formen der Intimitat, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Johannes Wohnseifer Eau Rouge, Krypta 182, Kunstverein Bergisch Gladbach, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Inaugural Exhibition, Johann Konig, Berlin, Germany
PUBLIC FOLDER #2 - Fussball, Raum fur Kunst und Musik, Koln; Cuisine Digitale, Museumsquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
Totalschaden, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Mafia (Or One Unopened Packet of Cigarettes), Standard, Oslo, Norway
Faces, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genf, Switzerland
12 Hour Museum, AIT, Tokyo, Japan
2005
The Party (Gallery Artists Group Exhibition), Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Zur Vorstellung des Terrors: Die RAF-Ausstellung, Kunstwerke - KW, Berlin, Germany
Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Now's the time, Medienturm, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
Just do it!, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Mythos RAF, Kunstwerke KW, Berlin, Germany
Post Notes, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
COOLHUNTERS Jugendkulturen zwischen Medien und Markt, Stadtische Galerie Karlsruhe; Kunstlerhaus Wien (curated by Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard & Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann-Braun), Vienna, Austria
La nouvelle peinture Allemande, Carre d'Art - Musee d'art contemporain, Nimes, France
Three or four stories (Tres o Cuatro Historias), Galerie Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
10 Foreign Artists, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
And to stop you interfering, I shall have to dematerialize you again, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Superstars - Das Prinzip Prominenz, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM - Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Addiction, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2004
SPEED UP, Sportmuseum Schweiz, Basel, Switzerland
CONSUM, talk´n show, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany
66-03 Neues in den Sammlungen Lafrenz und Reinking, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; RHEINSCHAU art cologne projects, Rheinforum, Cologne, Germany
The Changing Room, Mengenburo, Stirling, UK
Sammlung Plum, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Bookies, M29 Bruckner-Richter, Cologne, Germany
Firewall, Ausstellungshalle fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Munster; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, ZKM - Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2003
Hein Schellberg Wohnseifer, Schnittraum Köln, Cologne, Germany
Autobiographie schreiben, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Precise Models, Remont, Belgrad, Serbia
Hein, Schellberg, Wohnseifer, Schnitt Raum Köln, Cologne, Germany
Gibt's mich wirklich, Vier Raume aus der Sammlung Schurmann K 21, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2002
Total Überzogen, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
Solitudes, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
The Moving Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Kunst nach Kunst, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Prophets of Boom, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
No Return - Sammlung Haubrok, Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Hell, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Ars Viva 01/02 > Kunst und Design, Bless, Pro qm, Johannes Wohnseifer, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Cologne; Neues Museum, Weimar; Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum fur Kunst und Design, Nurnberg; Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2001
Profiler, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
KolnSkulptur 3, Skulpturenpark, Cologne, Germany
Ars Viva 01/02, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany
Yokohama Triennale 2001, Yokohama, Japan
Cargo, Bagagehal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Playstation Düsseldorf, Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musterkarte - Modelos De Pintura Alemana En El 2001, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt; Galeria Elba Benitez; Museo Municipal, Goethe Institut, Madrid, Spain
Videofilme von Kunstlern, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
Wertwechsel, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany
Superman in Bed - Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie, Sammlung Schurmann, Germany
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Le Repubbliche dell'arte: Germania, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
2000
Version_2000, Centre pour l'Image, Genf, Switzerland
Korperertuechtigung, Galerie Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, Germany
Vier Fauste fur ein Halleluja, Khoury & Khoury, Cologne, Germany
Wider Bild Gegen Wart, NICC, Antwerpen; Raum aktueller Kunst, Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
3. Videofestival - Start Your Engines, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Viva Maria III, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
Deep Distance, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Delay, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Enter the Dragon, Cultural Production Company, Hong Kong, China
Sneakers, Museum fur Design der 60er & 70er Jahre, Cologne, Germany
Art in the World 2000, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
Mengenburo II, Scuc Gallery, Lubljana, Czech Republic
Nuit & Jour, Trafic, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France
Combinazione!, Musee d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France
1999
German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Wohin kein Auge reicht, Triennale der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
mode of art, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf My name, Sammlung Falckenberg, Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig Videos, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Freies Rheinland, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Ticker, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
don't stop. filme fur die neunziger, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1998
El Nino - Gebt mir das Sommerloch, Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Mengenburo, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Entropie zuhause, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
Herbert Fuchs, Dave Muller, Johannes Wohnseifer, MAK Center, Mackey House, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fast Forward - Trade Marks, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Summary, Galerie Hoffmann & Senn, Vienna, Austria
Someone else with my fingerprints, SK Stiftung Kultur, Koln; Kunstverein Munchen; Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
Videofilme, Wien/Rheineck/Koln/London/Genf, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern Summary, Galerie Hoffmann & Senn, Vienna, Austria
Sammlerstucke 1, Sammlung Schurmann, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany
1997
Erotika, Villa Arson, Nice, France
someone else with my fingerprints, David Zwirner Gallery, New York; Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
One of you, Among you, With you, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
1995
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York (curated by Sarah Seager & Thaddeus Strode), NY, USA
Filmcuts, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany