Born in 1954
Lives in Vienna and Limberg, 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 

  • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA 

  • Austrian Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 

  • 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

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, Firenze, 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

    • Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

    • 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 

    1999


    • Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

    • FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France

    • CAN (Centre d’art Neuchâtel), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    • Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    • Project wall, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    • Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria

    • Galerie Jünger, Baden/Vienna, Austria 

    1998


    • INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    • Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, Netherlands (with Martin Walde) 

    1997


    • The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    • One minute sculptures, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    • Me, Me Fat Watching TV, Galleria The Box, Turin, Italy 

    1996


    • Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    • 12 Mülleimer / Garbage cans, MAK(Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art), Säulenhalle, Vienna, Austria
    • Office, Tel Aviv, Israel

    • Galerie Ulrike Lehmann, Karlsruhe, Germany

    • Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, Austria 

    1995


    • 22° C, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    • Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

    • Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, Netherlands

    • Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA

    • Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany
    • Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria 

    1994


    • Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris, France

    • Expedition, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

    • 22° C, MOMUK (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien), 20er Haus, Vienna, Austria 

    1993


    • Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    • Villa Arson, Nice, France

    • Staub in der Sammlung des Museums am Ostwall, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany 

    1992


    • Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France

    • Das moderne Zimmer, Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria 

    1991


    • Wiener Zimmer, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

    • Zeichnungen, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
    • Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA 

    1990


    • Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

    • Stux Gallery, New York, USA
    • Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
    • Bildhauerfotografien, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
    • Kärntner Landesgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria 

    1989


    • Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

    • Galerie Lendl, Graz, Austria

    • Galerie Fészek, Budapest, Hungary
1988
    • Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus, Salzburg, Austria
    • Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

    • Galerie Artelier, Graz, Austria 

    1987


    • Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau, Switzerland (with Alois Mostbacher)
    • Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland 

    1986


    • Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (with Alois Mostbacher)

    • Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria (with Alois Mostbacher) 

    1985


    • 121 Art Gallery, Antwerp, Netherlands

    • Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria

    • Kunstverein für Kärnten, Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt, Austria 

    1984


    • Forum Kunst, Rottweil, Germany

    • Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
    • Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria 

    1983


    • Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
    • Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck, Austria

    • Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia 

    1982


    • Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

    • Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Kunstmarkt Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 

    1981

    • Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria