Wolfgang Tillmans

(German, né en 1968)

blautopf, landscape by wolfgang tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans

Blautopf, Landscape, 2001


steifelknecht iii by wolfgang tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans

Steifelknecht III, 1993

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the cock (kiss) by wolfgang tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans

The Cock (kiss), 2002

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Born in Remscheid, Germany
Lived and worked in Hamburg, Germany
1990 - 1992
Studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Bournemouth, England
1992 - 1994
Lived and worked in London, England
1994 - 1995
Lived and worked in New York, USA
1995 - 1996
Worked for three months in Berlin, Germany
Recipient, Ars viva Prize from the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Recipient, Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Bremen, Germany
1998 - 1999
Visiting professorship at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (School of Fine Arts) Hamburg, Germany
Recipient, Turner Prize 2000, Tate Britain, London, England


Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Galleria S.a.l.e.s, Roma, Italy (solo)
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Maureen Paley, London, England (solo)
Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI), Santiago, Chile (solo)
Neue Welt, Rencontre d’Arles, Arles, France (solo)
From Neue Welt, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru
Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, USA
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Recent Acquisitions, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Pink Caviar, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Freischwimmer: The World of Contemporary Photography, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Treffpunkt: Berlin, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark
Powerflower – Blütenzauber in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart, Germany
Klang & Stille, Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Das zeitgenössische Städel, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue)
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Relocated, Galerie Neu & MD 72, Berlin, Germany
Museo del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia (solo)
Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
Dark Sky, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Circus Wols, Eine Hommage, curated by Olaf Metzel, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (catalogue)
Boy: A Contemporary Project, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
The Sports Show, curated by David E. Little, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Print/Out, organized by Christophe Cherix, Ellen Gallagher, and Sarah Suzuki, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (catalogue) (solo)
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
Out of the Boxes Part 1, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery 3, New York, USA (solo)
Out of the Boxes Part 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery 3, New York, USA (solo)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Von Bengeln und Engeln, 400 Jahre Kinder im Portrait, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (catalogue)
Playground and Field of Desaster, Pavillon des Images, Montpellier, France (catalogue)
Portraits, Gerhardsen/Gerner, Berlin, Germany
The Gong Show, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany
Anti-Photography, Focal Point and The Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, England
British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London, England
New Space, New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Nature Morte Vivante, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Franz West and Wolfgang Tillmans, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Spain
Without Reality There is No Utopia, Centro Andaluz de arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain (catalogue)
Black Swan: The Exhibition, curated by Dominic Sidhu, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal
Dreamscapes, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, USA
New Entrants – Permanent Collection, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Eating Art, Fundació Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
The Museum’s Collections, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Catalogue de l’Exposition/Catalogue of the Exhibition, Triple V, Paris, France
Die Deutsche Show, Divus Prager Kabarett, Prague, Czech Republic
British Art Show 7, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Serpentine Gallery, London, England (catalogue) (solo)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Peas / Snail, Yama Hotel Marmara Pera, Mesrutiyet Cad, Tepebasi, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
Bijoux de famille, Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Das Porträt, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Form and Photo, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Incidental Affairs, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Photography in the Abstract, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA
Sounds and Visions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA
The Photographic Object, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue) (solo)
Strings, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
Lighter, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (catalogue) (solo)
Galerie Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Maureen Paley, London, England (solo)
Museum Kunstpalast (permanent collection), Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue) (solo)
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Nuegeriemschneider, Belin, Germany (solo)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Tate Britain (permanent collection), London, England (solo)
Tegenwoordigheid van Geest, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
3 A.M. Eternal, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London, England
50 Moons, Turin Triennial, Turin, Italy
Accademia Tedesca di Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (catalogue)
De Collectie van Hans Kemna, Museum de Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Folding, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue)
Hans Kemna Collection, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (catalogue)
History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz work related to Wojnarowicz, PPOW Gallery, New York, USA
Just Different, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Life on Mars: 2008 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (catalogue)
Ludlow 38, New York, USA
Noli Me Legere, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
Other People: Portraits from Grunwald and Hammer Collections, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Peter Saville, Accessories to an artwork, Paul Stopler, London, England
When it’s a Photograph, Bolksy Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA
Schöner wohen, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, England traveled to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (catalogue)
Summer Show, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Possible Document, Herald St, London, England
Untitled (Vicarious) Photographing The Constructed Object, Gagosian, New York, USA
Yes, No & Other Options, Art Sheffield O8, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, England
Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/ Part III, (with Christopher Williams), Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
All The Time / Time, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy (solo)
Atair, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Bali, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (catalogue) (solo)
Carciofo – Still Lifes, Oroom Gallery, Seoul, Korea (catalogue) (solo)
Faltung, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria (solo)
Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany (solo)
paper drop, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
At Home, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
Garten Eden, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany (catalogue)
Hava Boþluðu - Air Pocket, galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
Into Me / Out of Me, MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Match: Otto Dix and the Art of Portraiture, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
No Such Thing as Society, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, England
Numerica, Palazzo Delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (catalogue)
Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Seeing Things, Dorsky gallery, Long Island City, USA
The Droste Effect, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
The Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London, England
The Naked Portrait, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England
What Does the Jellyfish Want, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Stardust or the Last Frontier, Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France (catalogue)
Freedom From The Known, PS1, New York (exh. cat.) (solo)
Helsinki-Festival, Taidehalli, Helsinki (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, (2007) (exh. cat.) (solo)
Pinakothek der Moderne (permanent collection), Munich, Germany (solo)
Abstract art now – floating forms, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper, New York, USA
As if by Magic, The Bethlehem Peace Centre, Palestine
Click Double Click, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Bozar Expo, Brussels, Belgium
Das Achte Feld—Geschlecter, Leben und Begehren in der bildenden Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (exh. cat.)
Deckchair dreams, London’s Royal Parks, London, UK
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Germany
Frankfurter Positionen: Klasse Wolfgang Tillmans, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Good Vibrations – Visual arts and Rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (exh. cat.)
How Queer Everything is Today, Queer Festival, Råhuset, Halmtorvet, Copenhagen, Denmark
In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
It’s not a photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Landscapes, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
Surprise Surprise, Institue of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Thank you for the music (London Beat), Sprüth Magers Lee, London, UK
The Gold Standard, P.S.1, New York, USA
The Secret Public: The last days of the British underground 1978 - 1988, Kunstverein München, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2007)
The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
The Studio, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
The Sublime is Now!, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London, UK
Y Ahora Sin Ti…, Galería Juana De Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
2005, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Markt, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Truth Study Center, Maureen Paley, London, England (solo)
Press to Exit Project Space, Skopje, Macedonia (solo)
Always a Little Further, 51st International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Arbeit an der Wirklichkeit—German Contemporary Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Coolhunters, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
Covering the Real, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Growing Up Absurd, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, England
Helga de Alvear Collection, MEIAC Museum, Badajoz, Spain
Migration, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (catalogue)
Oktobarski Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
Shadowplay—An Homage to H. C. Andersen, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Landesgalerie Linz, Linz, Austria (catalogue)
Superstar, Das Prinzip Prominenz in der Kunst, Kunsthalle und Kunstforum, Vienna (catalogue)
Il Teatro dell’Arte, Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy
Thank you for the Music, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
Weltbilder, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue)


Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit
Wolfgang Tillmans, cat. Serpentine Gallery, London
Lighter. Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Wako Book 4, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
The Conversation Series Vol. 6 – Wolfgang Tillmans. Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
Carciofo – Still Lifes. Oroom Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Freedom From The Known. New York and Göttingen, Germany: PS1 and Steidl Verlag
Wolfgang Tillmans. exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Hammer Museum, LA, Chicago and Los Angeles, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Why we must provide HIV treatment information. (photography) HIV i-base, London, UK
Wolfgang Tillmans: Manual. Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
truth study center. Cologne, Germany: Taschen
Wolfgang Tillmans: Freischwimmer. Tokyo: Tokyo Opera City Gallery
Wako Book 3, exh. cat., Tokyo: Wako Works of Art
if one thing matters, everything matters. London: Tate Publishing
Wolfgang Tillmans. London and New York: Phaidon Press
Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Art Museum