Imi Knoebel

Imi Knoebel

Imi Knoebel

Imi Knoebel

Imi Knoebel

Anima Mundi 2-2 Ed., 2010 Ed. 3/5
Acrylic on plastic
18 1/16 x 14 1/8 in. each
Courtesy of Galerie Christian Lethert

Imi Knoebel

Imi Knoebel

Anima Mundi 1-3 Ed., 2010 Ed. 3/5
Acrylic on plastic
18 1/16 x 14 1/8 in. each
Courtesy of Galerie Christian Lethert

Born 1940, Dessau, Germany
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany

Education1971

Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2009
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2008
Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York
Dia Art Foundation, The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, New York

2007

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Luwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

2006
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

2004
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2003
Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany

2002
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2001
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

1998
Galerie am Lindenplatz, Schaan, Lichtenstein
Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

1997
IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

1996
Ludwigforum, Aachen, Germany
Stadtgalerie Kulturring, Sundern, Germany

1995
Goethe-Institut Gallery, London, England
Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

1994
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, Utsunomiya, Japan

1993
Städtische Galerie, Quakenbrück, Germany
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany

1992
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC, NY

1991
Galerie Nächst St  Stephan, Vienna, Austria

1989
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1988
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Dia Art Foundation, NYC, NY

1987
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

1986
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, West Germany
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands

1985
Musée Municipal, La Roche sur Yon, France
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, West Germany

1984
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, West Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, West Germany
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

1983
Dia Art Foundation, Köln, Germany

1982
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1981
Dia Art Foundation, Köln, Germany

1979
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1978
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1977
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1976
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Köln and Munich, West Germany

1975
Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

1974
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1973
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1972
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1971
Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, West Germany

1970
Art & Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1969
Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, West Germany

1968
Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibitions

2010
Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC, NY

2008
Abstrakt/Abstract , Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Minimalism and Applied I ,DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2007
Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and  Blue? Positionen der Farbfeldmalerei ,Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Projektion, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Nichts  Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2006
Gestalt, Magie, Zeichen  Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2005
Von Gauguin bis Imi Knoebel , Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Lichtenstein
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

2004
Moskau-Berlin/Berlin-Moskau 1950-2000, Staatliche Tretjakow-Galerie, Moscow, Russia
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography,Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2003
Berlin-Moskau/Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Les années 70: l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

2002
The Unfinished Century: Legacies of 20th Century Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

2001
As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2000
Arte Alemán, La Colección Grothe, Museo National Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Regarding Beauty, Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Circa 1968, Fundatio de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

1999
Geometrie als Gestalt, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

1998
Das Jahrhundert der Kunstlerischen Freiheit, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Deutschlandbilder, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

1997
Painting – The Extended Field, Center for Contemporary Art, Mälmö, Sweden
Sammlungsblöcke – Stiftung Fröhlich, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

1996
Monochromie Geometrie, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Unbound: Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London, England

1994
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1969 to the Present, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; Solomon R  Guggenheim Museum, NYC, NY; The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California; Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany

1993
Shapes and Positions, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

1992
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1969 to the Present, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri

1991
Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

1990
Pharmakon ’90, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan
Prospect 89, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, West Germany
Blickpunkte, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

1989
Bilderstreit, Messe Köln, Köln, West Germany
The Binational/Die Binationale, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1988
Rot Gelb Blau, Kunstmuseum St  Gallen, St  Gallen, Switzerland; Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, West Germany
Documenta 8, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany; Leo Castelli Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, and Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC, NY  Similia/Dissimilia1987
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, West Germany
Beuys zu Ehren, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, West Germany1986
Ouverture II, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

1985
1945-1985, Kunst der BRD, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Berlin, West Germany
Cosmic Images in the Art of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1984
Von Hier Aus, Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

1983
Borofsky, Chamberlain, Dahn, Knoebel, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany  

1982
Documenta 7, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, West Germany  

1981
Art Allemagne Aujourd’hui, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Pier and Ocean, Hayward Gallery, London, England; Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller,Otterlo, The Netherlands

1980
Kunst in Europana ’68, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Videowochen Essen ’79, Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany
Sammlung Ludwig, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1979
Video-Galerie Gerry Schum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  

1977
Documenta 6, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, West Germany  

1976
Prospect Retrospect, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

1974
25 Jahre Kunst in der BRD 1949-1974, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, West Germany

1973
Prospect 73, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany
Szene Rhein-Ruhr ’72, Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany
14 x 14, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, West Germany

1972
Documenta 5, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, West Germany
Biennale des Jeues, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Prospect 71, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, West Germany

1971
Sonsbeek 71, Park Sonsbeek, Arnheim, The Netherlands  

1970
New Multiple Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England  

1969
Düsseldorfer Szene, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

1968
Projektion, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  

Selected Bibliography

2009
Mueller, Stephen, Imi Knoebel, ART IN AMERICA, March 2009, p. 132.

Rosenberg, Karen, Imi Knoebel, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 6 February 2009, p. C33.

Schjeldahl, Peter, Imi Knoebel, THE NEW YORKER, 2 February 2009, p. 14.

2007
Lang, Colin, Matter Matters – Uber Imi Knoebel im Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, March 2007, pp. 224-227.

Archer, Michael, Imi Knoebel – Henry Moore Institute, ARTFORUM, February 2007, pp. 311-312.

Stüttgen, Johannes, On: Imi Knoebel ‘Batterie’, IMI KNOEBEL – WERKE VON 1966 BIS 2006 (exhibition catalogue), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, 2007.

Schulz, Martin, Not I and Yet I!, IMI KNOEBEL – WERKE VON 1966 BIS 2006 (exhibition  catalogue), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, 2007.

Martin, Dirk, On the exhibition ‘Imi Knoebel – works from 1966 to 2006’ in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, IMI KNOEBEL – WERKE VON 1966 BIS 2006 (exhibition catalogue), Wilhelm-Hack- Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, 2007.

Hogrebe, Wolfram, Imi Knoebel: ‘Amor Intellectualis’, IMI KNOEBEL – WERKE VON 1966 BIS 2006 (exhibition catalogue), Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, 2007.

2006
Curtis, Penelope, Palindrome: a few observations about beginnings and endings, IMI KNOEBEL – PRIMARY STRUCTURES 1966/2006 (exhibition catalogue), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England, 2006.

2002
Wechsler, Max, Color Constructs or The Poetry of Exactitude, IMI KNOEBEL – PURE FREUDE (exhibition catalogue), Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, 2002.

1997
Wechsler, Max, Malerei als Konstruktion aus Form und Farbe als Gegenstand, IMI KNOEBEL: TAG UND NACHT UND BUNT (exhibition catalogue), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1997.

1996
Wechsler, Max, Expeditionen in den Raum der Malerei und der Skulptur und darüber hinaus, IMI KNOEBEL RETROSPECTIVE 1968-1996 (exhibition catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1996.

Stüttgen, Johannes, Arbeitsbericht 1966-1998 zu Imi Knoebel, IMI KNOEBEL RETROSPECTIVE 1968-1996 (exhibition catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1996.

Gassner, Hubertus, Vierfelderwirtschaft – schwarz-weiss und farbig, IMI KNOEBEL RETROSPECTIVE 1968-1996 (exhibition catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1996.

Fuchs, Rudi, Pulling Strings, IMI KNOEBEL RETROSPECTIVE 1968-1996 (exhibition catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1996.

1992
Grout, Catherine, Imi Knoebel – La Peinture en devenir, ART PRESS, March 1992, pp. 17-20.

Liebmann, Lisa, Imi Knoebel – Erster Eindruck, PARKETT, Number 32, 1992, pp. 60-71.

Crone, Rainer, and David Moos, Imi Knoebel and Grace Kelly: The High Artist, PARKETT, Number 32, 1992, pp. 46-59.

Bumiller, Rudolf, Arbeit im Erfolg – Arbeit in der Erfolgslosigkeit, PARKETT, Number 32, 1992, pp. 32-45.

Stüttgen, Johannes, Imi Knoebel and Joseph Beuys, IMI KNOEBEL (exhibition catalogue), Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, 1992.

1991
Smith, Roberta, Imi Knoebel – Barbara Gladstone Gallery, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 6 December 1991.

Schenker, Christoph, Imi Knoebel: The Limits of Communicability, FLASH ART, November-December 1991, pp. 103-107.

Ono, Masaharu, Geometry of Chaos, IMI KNOEBEL – GRACE KELLY 1989-1990 (exhibition catalogue), Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tuara, Japan, 1991.

Joachimides, Christos M., and Norman Rosenthal, METROPOLIS (exhibition catalogue), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, 1991.

1988
Messler, Norbert, Imi Knoebel, ARTFORUM, September 1988, p. 156.

Storr, Robert, Beuys’s Boys: Beuys, Knoebel, Palermo, ART IN AMERICA, March 1988, pp. 96-103.

Salvioni, Daniela, Beuys, Knoebel, Palermo – Three Artists Who Employ Installation, FLASH ART, January-February 1988, p. 120.

1987
Levin, Kim, The Minimalizer – Blinky Palermo, Imi Knoebel, Joseph Beuys at Dia Art Foundation, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 3 November 1987.

Smith, Roberta, Art: Beuys, Palermo and Knoebel at the New Dia, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 19 September 1987.

Kuspit, Donald, Imi Knoebel’s Triangle, ARTFORUM, January 1987, pp. 72-79.

Stüttgen, Johannes, Interview with Imi Knoebel, IMI KNOEBEL (exhibition catalogue), Dia Art Foundation, New York, 1987.

Dahlem, Franz, Our Thoughts Reside in Solitude, IMI KNOEBEL (exhibition catalogue), Dia Art Foundation, New York, 1987.

1986
Pohlen, Annelie, Imi Knoebel, ARTFORUM, Summer 1986, p. 136.

Bürgi, Bernhard, Imi Knoebel, WOLKENKRATZER, February-April 1986, pp. 1-3, 52-61.

Schmidt, Katharina, Der Greifweg, IMI KNOEBEL (exhibition catalogue), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany, 1986.

1985
Rein, Ingrid, Imi Knoebel, FLASH ART, March 1985, p. 51.

1983
Wechsler, Max, Imi Knoebel, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, ARTFORUM, October 1983, p. 86.

1982
Stüttgen, Johannes, Aus ‘Der ganze Riemen’ – Imi & Imi 1964-1969, IMI KNOEBEL (exhibition catalogue), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1982.