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1957Born in Vienna
Lives and works in New York


Solo Exhibitions (selection)


Galerie Francesca Pia, How to be an Angel Painter, Zurich 

House of Gaga, The Prototype, Los Angeles


Greene Naftali, Tears and New Tears, New York 


Künstlerhaus Bremen, Invitation Epiphany, Bremen


Dépendance, Rainyday and hundred of water and everything, Brussels

Goton, "THE POSTORS", Paris

Gaga Arte Contemporaneo, Loyalties, Mexico City


Secession, A Turtle Dreaming (... Echoes from an Encapsulated SpaceExiled Sounds of Leters Requiring Symphonic Treatment), Vienna


Vilma Gold, My Divid'ed House, London

The Renaissance Society, The New World. Application for Turtle Island, Chicago




Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich


Dependance, The Balalaika Moment, Brussels

House of Gaga, The Why Does This All Happen To Me Experience, Mexico City

Pro Choice, Vienna and Jerusalem (with Martin Guttman), Vienna


Galerie Daniel Buchholz, The Oriental Therapies, Berlin

Vorschlag zur Erneuerung des Gedenkens an den Tod des Autors und auch zur gleichzeitigen Erweiterung durch die Leselampe der Schreiber, WHITE HEAT, presented by Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/ Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart

RowleyKennerk Gallery, Iniquities Suspend, Chicago


Greene Naftali, 18Iniqities, New York

Malmö Konsthall, A Dissidence Coincidence But WHCTLJS, Malmö


Stedelijk Museum, Voices and Substitutes, Amsterdam

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Voices, Cologne

Institut im Glaspavillon, The Tabernacle on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin

Vilma Gold, London Dependance, “Why Doesn’t my Plant Grow Anymore?” and Other Works of Lament (...), Brussels


Greene Naftali, Don’t Climb the Pyramids, New York

c/o Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Ziegelstrasse, Berlin invited by Yilmaz Dziewior

2002Greene Naftali, Nazis of Suburbia, New York  
1998Galerie Christian Nagel, a, Cologne  
Group Exhibitions (selection)

Galerie Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich

Ampersand, dog chews shoes, Lisbon

Hopkinson Mossman, Role Models, curated by Rob McKenzie, Auckland


Kunsthalle Bern, Section Littéraire, Bern

Galerie Francesca Pia, L'image, curated by Vincent Romagny, Zurich

Greene Naftali, Infected Foot, New York

Austrian Culture Forum, Passage of Neo-Avant-Garde, Warsaw


Kunsthaus Hamburg, "...and yet one more world", Hamburg

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of the Art, Night Thoughts, New York

Marian Goodman, Pure Fiction, Paris

Lempertz, Quodlibet, Brussels


Mumok, to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer: artistic practices around 1990, Vienna

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Welcome You`re in the Right Place, organized and designed by AIRBNB Pavilion, Turin

Greene Naftali, Works on Paper, New York


Vilma Gold, House of Gaga presents Single Moms, London

KARST, FAX, Plymouth
Arnolfini, The Promise, Bristol
Liverpool Biennial, collaboration with Stefan Tcherepnin
Southard Reid, Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life), curated by Sarina Basta and Mary Rinebold, London
Halle für Kunst, Über Das Radikale Nebeneinander, Luneburg


Frieze Projects, London

AIR DE PARIS, Pétrone/Pétrole, Paris

Soloway, Some Redemptions, New York (The show is curated by Josef Strau; including artists: Ei Arakawa, Tomer Aluf, Keren Cyttern, Henrik Olesen, Jose Rojas, Ulla Rossek, Nora Schultz, Josef Strau, Stephan Tcherepnin, Antek Walczak

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zurich

INDEX- Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, COUNTER-PRODUCTION, Stockholm


Centrum Kultury Zamek, The Castle in the Air – Seance of Imagination, Posen, Poland

Generali Foundation, Counter-Production, Vienna

Belvedere Wien, Keine Zeit, Vienna

Zach Feuer, Context Message, New York

Galerie Francesca Pia, La demeure joyeuse II, Zurich

Essex Street, How do it know?, New York


Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Berlin

1857, Nobody can tell the why of it, curated by Esperanza Rosales, Oslo

CAPC, Musee d’art contemporain, Dystopia, cur. by Mark von Schlegell, Bordeaux

Sculpture Centre, Time Again, New York

Badischer Kunstverein, A Different Person, Karlsruhe

Andersen’s Contemporary Copenhagen, True Faith, Copenhagen

Air de Paris, Florbelle (after Sade), Paris


MAAP, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane and Shanghai Library, Light from Light, cur. by Kim Machan, Shanghai

Camera Austria, The Milk Drop Coronet, Graz

Dependance, Novel, Brussels

Greene Naftali Gallery, The Pursuer, New York

David Zwirner, The Evryali Score, New York

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Baghdad Batteries, Long Island City, Queens

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, NY

Kantor Gallery, Negation, Subtraction, Dissolution, arranged by Front Desk Apparatus, Los Angeles

Pro Choice, Josef Strau and Clegg&Guttman, Vienna and Jerusalem

Vilma Gold, The Inhabitants, London


Museum of Contemporary Art, Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles

Galerie Lelong, My Summer Show, Paris

The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, evas arche und der feminist (carte blanche), St. Louis

Temporäre Kunsthalle, Scorpio’s Garden, Berlin

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, The Space of Words, Luxembourg


Vilma Gold, iamb: Through the Limbo of Vanity: R.H.Quaytman + Josef Strau, London, UK

Galerie Catherine Bastide and Dépendance, Brussels

Greene Naftali, Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, New York

Trentino, Manifesta 7, Italy

Mehringdamm 72, One Season in Hell, Berlin

Maison populaire, “Neutre Intense. It’s gonna rain”, Montreuil, curated by Christophe Gallois


Neue Alte Brucke, Secret-Flix, Frankfurt

Vilma Gold, Years-In-Review-Installation, organized by Joseph Strau

Mehringdamm 72, Door Slamming Festival, Berlin, curated by Dominic Eichler

Galerie Neu, dependence at Galerie Neu, Berlin 

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Wonderwall—Constructing the Sublime, Tokyo, cur. by Anna Cathatina-Gebbers

Wiener Secession, Shandyismus, Vienna, cur. by Helmut Draxler

Kjubh Kunstverein, New Domestic Landscape, Cologne

Croy Nielsen, design by accident, Berlin



White Columns, Looking Back, New York

Daniel Buchholz, Next to Kin, Cologne

Galerie Fortescue Avenue, Minotaur Blood, London

Air de Paris, La maman et la putain, Paris

Vilma Gold Project Space, Our Marvellous Ambition, Berlin

Institute of Contemporary Art, Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Philadelphia; cur. by Bennett Simpson (Additional Venues: Power Plant, Toronto; Henry Art Gallery,  Seattle, 2007)

Kunsthaus Dresden, Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers, Dresden


Gagosian Gallery Berlin, The Gone Wait, Berlin

Paul-Linke-Ufer, Possession, Berlin 


Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Mg, Cologne

Zeichnungen Werkleitzbiennale, Halle cur. by Ariane M Fligen Arbeitsschutz, Wandbilder, WBD, Berlin 

Editionen 4 Jahre WBD, Berlin


Greene Naftali Gallery, Photo +, New York

Prague Biennale 1, Photo +, Prague

2002Museum Ludwig, The Nazis of Suburbia, (Ökonomien der Zeit), Cologne

Colin De Land Fine Art, The Inheritage, Video for Coal By Any Other Name, New York  

TENT, hey, international competition style, Rotterdam 

Bethanienhaus, Produktivität und Existenz, organized by Die Beute, Berlin

Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artists, Moscow

Greene Naftali Gallery, Snowflake Office, organized by C. Kr, New York

1999The Castle (with Amelie von Wulffen), Galerie Walbr, Snowflake Office, Dorf  

Laden Schillerstr. SUUM SUUN AKVY 73, 32, Berlin  

Kunstb60, Wien with The Nazis of Suburbia

1997Die krumme Pranke, Video with A. Creischer, A. Siekmann, A. von Wulffen  

Friesenwall 120, Cologne, co-curated with Stefan Dillemuth 1990-1993, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne  

Pat Hearn Gallery, New York (with S. Dillemuth)

Parallax View: New York-Cologne, P.S. 1 

Four Walls, New York (with S. Dillemuth)


Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Kunstraum Daxer, M (with S. Dillemuth)
1990Raum Masse 10, Hamburg (with C. von Bonin)  
Performances and Projects organized, curated and co-curated (selection)

Galerie Francesca Pia, The End of the Road, Zurich


Laphroaig – Lagavulin – Magarita, Charles Bernstein and Josef Strau (public reading event), organized by Jay Sanders, Sculpture Center, New York  

Vienna and Jerusalem, with Clegg/Guttmann, Lucy Indiana Dodd and Sergei Tcherepnin Pro Choice, Vienna

2008Grand Openings, with Ei Arakawa etc. MUMOK – Museum Modern Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna 

Shandyismus with Sergej Jensen, Wiener Secession, Vienna

Riot the Bar, with Sergej Jensen and Stephan Müller, curated by Ei Arakawa, NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin


„Meerrettich On Ice“, organized by Josef Strau, Volksbühne Sternfoyer am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin  

Kunsthallfestival, with Sergej Jensen, KBH Kunsthall, Copenhagen

The Galleries Show, with Jay Sanders Extra-City, Antwerp

2005Alphabet with Paulina Olowska and Daniel Yamada, Joanna Zielinska, Galerie Merrettich, Berlin