Chronologie

1955
Born in Philadelphia, USA
1974 – 1976
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Lives and works in Philadelphia, USA

Expositions

2011
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (solo)
2010
The Incomplete – Paris, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France (solo)
Joseph Cornell Karen Kilimnik, Sprüth Magers London, London, England
Upper Belvedere, Vienna, Austria (solo)
In the Company of Alice, Victoria Miro, London, England
Galerie Tanja Pol, Munich, Germany
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
Fine Line, Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria
2009
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Festival, Karel Armitage Ballettcompany New York, Naples, Italy (solo)
2008
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Deutsche Guggenheim – Berlin, Freeway Balconies, Berlin, Germany
We are Stardust, We are Golden, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Order Desire Light: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Mysteries: Magic and Deception in Contemporary Art, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone Gallery, New York, USA
Art 39, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Pop! goes the weasel, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Présence Panchounette, Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Implant, UBS Art Gallery, New York, USA
Faces and Figures (Revisited), Mac Jancou Contemporary, New York, USA
Menagerie: Animals & Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
Galerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2007
Institute of Contemporay Art, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
Powel House Museum, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
Serpentine Gallery, London, England (solo)
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA (solo)
Galerie Sprüth Magers, London, England (solo)
Brave New Year, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
School, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England; Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA
2006
ARC/Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
Defamation of Character, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, USA
A Broken Arm, 303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
All the Best – The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2005
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (solo)
Haus zum Kirschgarten, Historisches Museum Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Face to Face, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany (group)
Chambres à Part, Hotel Sezz, Paris, France (group)
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (solo)
Kirschgarten Basel Historisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Schönheit der Malerei, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Udomsak Krisanamis, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Drawing from the Modern 1975 - 2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2004
Beauty Matter, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, USA
American Idyll, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Now is a good time, Andrean Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, Scalo Project Space, New York, USA
Galerie Eva Presenhuber AG, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Hayden-Zimmer, Salzburg, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany (solo)
Galerie Sprüth Magers Lee, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
The Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, USA
2003
Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany (solo)
Never mind your step, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal/Basel, Switzerland
Girls don't cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 20th Anniversary show, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
Interview with painting, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
Within Hours We Would be in the Middle of Nowhere, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
The breathing Water, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
Game over, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Shadow and Light, Galerie Sprüth Magers Lee Salzburg, Austria
20th Anniversary Show, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany
2002
Fairy Battle, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
Drawings for the ARMORY, 303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Die Wohltat der Kunst, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Go Figure, Luxe Gallery, New York, USA
Cassett, Neel, Kilimnik; Painted Faces, College of Art Design, Philadelphia, USA
Reflexions, Galerie Sprueth Magers, Munich, Germany
It's Unfair!, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
2001
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Mistery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Works on Paper from Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Collaboration with Parkett: 1984 to NOW, Museum of Modern Art, USA
Die Wohltat der Kunst, (from the Goetz collection), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
2000
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England (solo)
Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany (solo)
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (solo)
South London Gallery, London, England (solo)
Kunstverein Wolfsburg e.V., Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, USA (solo)
Emily Tsiongou Gallery, London, England (solo)
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper of the 1990s from the Manilow Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Calendar 2000, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
1999
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France (solo)
Parkett. Un musée en appartement, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Panel Discussion, Real Art Ways, Hartford, USA
Kunstverein Gallery, Wolfsburg, Germany
After Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Heaven, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
Draw, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
Horseplay, Real Art Ways, Hartford, USA
1998
H & R Projects, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England (solo)
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France (solo)
Drawings, James Graham & Sons, New York, USA
Hungry Ghosts, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Minis, Midis & Maxis, Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künste Vararlbergs, Künstlerhaus, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
Surfing the Surface, dfn gallery, New York, USA
Tip of the Iceberg, Dorfman Projects and Art Resources Transfer, New York, USA
Presumed Innocence, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
En qué estás pensando?, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
The Sound of One Hand, Apex Art C.P., New York, USA
Roommates, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Super Freaks, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
The Next Word, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, USA
Accelerator, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
1997
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Karen Kilimnik, Nicole Eisenman, Raymond Pettibon, Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, USA
Landscape U.S.A., Bronwyn Keenan, New York, USA
1996
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)
Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
Karen Kilimnik and Yoshitomo Nara, Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany
a/drift: Scenes From the Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Nirvana: Capitalism and the Consumed Image, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, England
Ideal Standard Life, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Baby Generation, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Push-Ups, The Factory, Athens Fine Art School, Athens, Greece
Currents in Contemporary Art, Christie's East, New York, USA
1995
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Center for Contemporary Gravure, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Autour de Roger Vivier, Enrico Navarra, Paris, France
Saturday Night Fever, Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, USA
1994
White Cube, London, England (solo)
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)
Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
Snow Job, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Carmago Villaqua, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Portraits, Janice Guy, New York, USA
6th Semaine Internationale de Video, Geneva, Switzerland
Desire, DIFFA, Visionaire, Charles Cowels Gallery, New York, USA
Face-Off, The Portrait in Recent Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Hellraiser, Comune di Mote Carasso, Monte Carasso, Italy
Audience 0.01, Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
Reflex, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
1993
303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Studio Lapeyre, Milan, Italy (solo)
Über Leben, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Restaurant, La Bocca, 59, Monmatre, Paris, France
The Art of Language, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eau de Cologne 1983 - 1993, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, Galerie Jennifer, Flay, Paris, France
Galerie Walchetur, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Principe de Realite, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Stoned, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Informationsdienst, Art Acker, Berlin, Germany
Travelogue-Reisetagebuch, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Wien, Vienna, Austria
Spielhölle, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Privacy, Documentario, Milan, Italy
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1992
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna, Austria
Spielhölle, Akademie der Künste und Wissenschaften, Frankfurt, Germany
Under 30, Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria
Through the Viewfinder, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Translations, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
LifeSize, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Post-Human, FAE Musee D'Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Tatoo Collection, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Molteplici Culture, Rome, Italy
True Stories, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Are You A Boy, Or Are You A Girl?, Real Artways, Hartford, USA
The Real Thin, New York, USA
Video project - 12 weeks, 12 artists, Dooley le Cappelaine, New York, USA
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Works on Paper, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, USA
New Work by Gallery Artists, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
Karen Kilimnik, Raymond Pettibon, & Allen Ruppersberg, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
The Store, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1991
303 Gallery, New York, USA
Gulliver's Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Home For June, Contemporary Theatre & Art, 44 Walker St., New York, USA
No Man's Time, Villa Arson, Nice, France
When Objects Dream And Talk In Their Sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Karen Kilimnik, Liz Larner, Collier Schorr, Anne Walsh, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, USA
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Plastic Fantastic Lover (object a), Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, USA
John Armleder Stand, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
Residue Politics, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, USA
Xmas Show, Air de Paris, Nice, France
1990
Karen Kilimnik, Sue Williams, Gavin Brown, 303 Gallery, New York, USA
Stuttering, Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Work in Progress? Work?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
American Fine Arts Co., New York, USA
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
1986
Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, , Philadelphia, USA

Publications

2007
Karen Kilimnik (exh. cat.). Philadelphia: Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, 2007
Period Eye: Karen Kilimnik's Fancy Pictures. London : Serpentine Gallery, Koenig Books, 2007
2006
Molon, D., Holmqvist, K. and Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith. Karen Kilimnik. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2006
2005
Vetesse, Angela, and Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith. Karen Kilimnik. Venice: Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Studio Camuffo, 2005
Karen Kilimnik im Haus zum Kirschgarten, Edition Patrick Frey, 2005
2002
Karen Kilimnik Fairy Battle. Dublin:Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2002
2000
Karen Kilimnik Paintings. Zurich: Edition Patrick Frey, 2000
1992
Melissa Feldman. Karen Kilimnik: Escape in Time (exh. cat.). Philadelphia: ICA, 1992