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Erwin Wurm

Bildhauer, Maler, Österreich

Der österreichische Bildhauer und Maler Erwin Wurm ist bekannt für seine ungewöhnlichen Darstellungen des täglichen Lebens und seine humorvollen Ansätze bei seinen Werken. Wurm verwendet für seine beeindruckenden Skulpturen häufig Alltagsgegenstände wie Nägel und Schrauben. Ende der 1980er Jahre arbeitete er an seinen berühmt gewordenen One Minute Sculptures, die Personen mit Alltagsgegenständen in seltsamen und fast unnatürlichen Posen zeigen. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen im In- und Ausland unterstreichen seinen großen Erfolg in der Kunstszene.

Ausstellungen (Auszug)



2019
New Work, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Ely House, London, UK
The Serious Life of a Ridiculous Man, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Home Sweet Home, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
König Galerie, solo booth, Art Busan, Busan, Korea
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Chart 2019, solo booth, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hot Dog Bus, K11 Musea, Hong Kong
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, France
Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
Chapelle du Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Würstelbar, Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Vienna, Austria
Offsite: Erwin Wurm, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada



2018
Peace & Plenty, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
Peace & Plenty, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Hot Dog Bus, 
Public Art Fund, New York, USA
Villa «Le Lac» Le Corbusier, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
Narrow House, Salle del Castillo, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
One Minute Forever, Storage by HyundaiCard, in collaboration with the Tate, Seoul, Korea
Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
One-minute Works. Sculpture as a Programme, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Erwin Wurm – Hans Weigand, Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Kitzbühel, Austria



2017
CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil) São Paulo, travelling to CCBB Brasilia, CCBB Belo Horizonte 
and CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Fussballgrosser Tonklumpen auf hellblauem Autodach, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Ethics demonstrated in a geometrical order, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Austrian Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Performative Skulpturen, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Carl Spitzweg – Erwin Wurm. Köstlich! Köstlich?, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Land der Berge, Artelier Contemporary, Graz, Austria (with Markus Huemer)
Nordwand, Allmeinde Commongrounds, Lech, Austria



2016
One Minute Sculptures, MAK, Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles,USA
Bei Mutti, Berlinische Galerie – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, France
Zwielicht, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Ende, Landesmuseum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, Austria
Nudelskulpturen, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
The Philosophy of Instructions, BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Center), Bangkok, Thailand
Grüner Veltliner, Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal



2015
Euclidean Exercises, IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Disruption, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Fichte, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Am I still a House?, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden – Cragg Foundation, Wuppertal, Germany
Narrow House, CAC (Contemporary Art Centre), Vilnius, Lithunia
Interpretation, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithunia
Artelier Contemporary, Graz, Austria
Angst / Lache Hochgebirge, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria



2014
One Minute Sculptures, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Sculpture 21st, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Synthesa, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Crap Head, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Melbourne
Some of this and some of that, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Všetko je inak / Alles ist anders / Everything is Different, Dom Umenia – Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Halle Verrière, Meisenthal, Lorraine, France
Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria
Greith-Haus, St. Ulrich im Greith, Austria
Elfie Semotan & Erwin Wurm, Galerie422, Gmunden, Austria



2013

Good Boy, MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow), Krakow, Poland
Wittgenstein’s Grammatik der Leibesübungen / Grammaire Wittgensteinienne de la culture physique, Galerie
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin, France
Synthesa, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Abstract Abstruse, Wincavod – Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
The Discipline of Subjectivity, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Video Works, B3, Recife, Brasil
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, Dramaturgie by Matthias Hartmann, performed by Nicholas Ofczarek, Oliver Masucci,
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Video: Wortskulptur, Salzburg „ANNEX“, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Instructions for Idleness, Österreichisches Kulturforum Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia



2012

Beauty Business, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
De Profundis, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Am I a house?, CAC Málaga (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo), Málaga, Spain
Home, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
hit me,… hit me…, Gironcoli-Museum, Schloss Herberstein, Austria
Samurai & Zorro, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Blow Up, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey (curated by Jérome Sans)
One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Great Britain
Kastenmann, Standard Hotel, New York, USA



2011

The Beauty Business, GEM – Museum for Contemporary Art,
The Hague, Netherlands
Beauty Business, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA
Schöner Wohnen, MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art), Vienna, Austria
Wear me out, Middleheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
Misconceivable, Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Yes Biological, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
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
Micro-Retrospective, ICA-Sofia (Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia), Sofia, Bulgaria
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, UCCA (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, Austria
MAMBO (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotà), Bogota, Columbia
Elogiate i ceti inferiori soprattutto per rimanere inferiori, BASE, Progetti per L’Arte, Florence, 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, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Desperate Philosophers, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Würstelstand, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Erwin Wurm. Sammlung Rudolf Budja, Kunsthalle Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria
Exhibition Institution of the Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
Yes Biological, Wall House #2, Groningen, Netherlands



2008

Keep a Cool Head, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
The Artist Who Swallowed The World, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Spit in Someone’s Soup, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Desperate, Galerie de L’UQAM (Université du Quebec à Montréal), Montréal, Canada
(curator: Patric Duhamel †)
Hypnosis, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Tell, 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 Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Das Phantom Projekt, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Videos and One Minute Sculptures, National Theater of Greece, Athens, Greece
The Artist Who Swallowed The World, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland



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 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Direktionsskulptur – con vista sulle mie montagne, Museum Het Domein Sittard, Sittard, Netherlands
STUK – Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France
«Denken an…», Frame Projects, Vienna, Austria
Spit in Someone’s Soup, Jönköpings läns museum, Jönköping, Sweden
; Gävle konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
New Sculptures, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, 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 Sculptures, 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, Washington, USA
Adorno was wrong with his ideas about art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Home, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Disziplin der Subjektivität, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria



2005

MACRO – Museo d‘Arte Contemporanea Roma, Roma, Italy
I love my time, I don’t like my time. Recent works by Erwin Wurm, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Museu do Chiado, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Glue your brain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
The Idiot, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
Am I a House?, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen e.V., Ettlingen, Germany



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)
Palazzo Fichera, 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, USA



2003

ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany
European Dream, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico; Casa ITESO-Clavigero, Guadalajara, Mexico (curator: Pamela Echeverria)
One Minute Sculptures, Orifice, ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Erwin Wurm videos, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Providence, Rhode Islands, USA
One Minute Sculptures, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland
Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Hilfe. Graz!, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria
Galeria La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain



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 – Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Videoarbeiten 1989-2002, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Galerie CC, Grazer Congress, Graz, Austria
Vendanta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Galerie Häusler, Munich, Germany
Sylvie Fleury and Erwin Wurm, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria



2001

Performance Drawings, Drawing Center, New York, USA
Sleeping for two months, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Videos 1991– 2001, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Fat car, MAMCO (Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain), Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland
Galeria Espai Luca, Valencia, Spain
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria



2000

The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
Feelings, L’Ecole des Beaux-arts, Rouen, France
Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada
Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

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