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Born 1966 in Cologne
Lives and works in Berlin


1987–1992 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Solo Exhibitions

Sex and the City, Art:Concept, Paris
Working Girl, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Tropenkoller , Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London

People like you find it easy, Anton Kern, New York
Mäusebunker, The Kitchen, New York

Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Lothar Hempel, Art Basel Parcours, Museum Kleines Klingental – Historic Monastery Building, Basel
Lothar Hempel : Songs for the Blind, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Story of the Old New Girls, art:concept, Paris
Opium, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Ceuti (Murcia)

Suedehead, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Lothar Hempel, Sadler´s Wells, London
Pyramix Pix, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Silberblick / Squint, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London

Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin, Anton Kern, New York
Rise & Fall, MGM, Oslo
Café KAPUTT, Gio Marconi, Milan

Signal, Art:Concept, Paris
Casanova & Other Problems, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
Casanova, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (cat.)

Effetti Speciali, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Alphabet City, curated by Florence Derieux, Le Magasin, Grenoble (cat.)

Tarantella, Bar Ornella, Cologne
Umbrella, Anton Kern, New York (cat.)

casa musica (extrema), c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Butterfly, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Nova, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin (cat.)

Fieber/Fever: 5 Paintings and Other Stories, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Ikarus, Art: Concept, Paris
On the Olympus, Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens
Versteck!, with Petra Hollenbach, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf

Der Gesang der Vögel ist sinnlos!, The Song of the Bird is NONSENSE, Galerie Anton Kern, New York

Propaganda, ICA –Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Diamanten, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London
Concentrations 42, Dallas Museum, Dallas
Wespennest, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas

Magnet!, Art:Concept, Paris

Das Orakel lächelt, das Orakel lacht, das Orakel lächelt, Ars Futura, Zurich
An Schlaf ist nicht zu denken, Lab of Gravity, Hamburg
Wespennest, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Amerika verschwindet, nur das Lächeln bleibt, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
KAPUTT und die Folgen, Robert Prime, London
The Observer, Statement Art Basel at Anton Kern, Basel
Videos, Centre Gervais, Geneva

Ein Sandstrand voll Glas, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Kunstschnee will schmilzen, Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Samstag Morgen, Zuckersumpf, Robert Prime, London
This Bittersweet Disaster, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Ström, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
The Bienenkorb Times, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier

LOW, Artistbooth, Cologne Art Fair at Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
LA BOUM, with Thorsten Slama, New Reality Mix, Stockholm
OMRON, six videos by Lothar Hempel, Preview Theatre Wardour Street, London
Bewegungslehre (No Future), Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne

240 Minuten, with George Graw, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne

Selected Group Exhibitions

Modern Sculpture, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Madrid

Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
IMPLOSION 20. Celebrating 20 Years, Anton Kern, New York

Kaunas Biennial 2015, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas
Love, Nymphius Projekte Berlin, Berlin
Collection n°5, Interior and the Collectors, Lyon
Summer15, CCA Andratx, Andratx                         
A man walks into a bar..., me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
Threads: A Fantasmagoria about Distance, 10th Kaunas Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Kaunas
IMAGE OBJECTS, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York
Focus Resonance, Interior and the Collector, Collection #5, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
La Femme de trente ans, curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme, Art : Concept, Paris
An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing
All the World’s a Stage: Works from the Goetz Collection, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid
Lothar Hempel & Uwe Henneken, L’Appartement, Paris

Luggage and observartions, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart
Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei und Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen
30/60 opere dalla collezione del frac champagne-ardenne, Museo Marino Marini, Florence

Limousin – L´exception culturelle, Abbaye St André, Centre d'art contemporain Meymac
Une tradition matérielle, FRAC - Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême
Cinque Garzoni II. Piccola Germania, Cinque Garzoni, Venice
Cérémonie, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Melinda Gloss, Paris
Experience Pommery #11, curated by Florence Derieux, Domaine Pommery, Champagne- Ardenne, Reims
Maximum Self II, heldart, Berlin

Voice of the Triangle, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Experience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims
I surrender, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago
Wunderkammer, Autocenter, Berlin
Post Tenebras Lux – Eine Uebersichtsausstellung, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich
It’s Always Summer on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai
Tomorrow, Die Bastei, curated by Chantal Blatzheim und Lena Brüning, Cologne
Blind Cut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
Accrochage, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

portraits & faces, heldart, Berlin
Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, Herzliya
MakeUP, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
Synecdoche, curated by Johannes Sperling, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin
Quelques rêves lucides, Château du grand Jardin, Joinville
The Bell Show, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Œuvres de la collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

Storytellers, Centre d'art contemporain / Passages, Troyes
Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Francesco Bonami, MACRO Testaccio, Rom
Forgotten Bar Project - Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Who are you Peter?, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid
"IDEOLECT", curated by Dirk Snauwaert, as part of the festival “Poetry in double time. A small lovely rustling Revolution”, various locations, Bruges
Crosstown Traffic, Wentrup, Berlin
Cinématique, esthétique, politique, hermétique, art:concept, Paris
SHAZAM!, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

L'exposition rayonnante, FRAC Limousin, Limoges
Art Foundation Mallorca, Centro Cultural Andratx CCA, Andratx
Festival de la création du Centre Pompidou, Conciergerie, Paris
Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, curated by Adam Budak, Ludwik Grohman Villa, Lodz
Birds love fish, CHERT, Berlin
Sculpture show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Un plan simple (Perspective – Scène – Écran), Maison populaire, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina , Paris-Montreuil
Athens Biennale: Heaven, Athens
Le sang d´un poète, Biennale Estuaire Nantes < > St. Nazaires, curated by Adam Budak & Laurence Gateau, Hangar à bananes, St. Nazaire
Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03, Ostend
Jean-Luc Blanc: Opéra Rock, curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC Musée d`Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Modern Art, London
La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC – Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last, curated by Kirsty Ogg, The City Gallery, Leicester
7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea
Art Berlin Contemporary 2008, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Family and Friends, Anton Kern, New York
Lust warande, Skulpturenpark, Tilburg
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove House, Hancock Park, Los Angeles
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Mission: to interpret and understand contemporary art, Barbican Art Gallery, London

L.A. Desire, Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
Pale Carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Imagination becomes Reality. Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz, ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
Galleri MGM, Oslo
Pale carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol

Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Pelouses autorisées, Parc de la Villette, Paris
The Triumph of Painting, Part 4, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Angela Bulloch, A K Dolven, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, Lothar Hempel, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galleri MGM, Oslo
I Love My Scene: Scene 1, cur. by Jose Freire, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Growing Up Absurd, Problems of Youth in the Organized System, Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Kent
The difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Imagination becomes Reality. Part II. Painting Surface Space, Sammlung Goetz, München (cat.)
Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Eberhard Havekost “Marvel” / Lothar Hempel, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
World artists now!, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Japan
Tombola, Kjubh, Köln

She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York (curated by Augo Arbizo)
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (curated by Dean Valentine)
The Snow Show, Tate Liverpool, Grande Bretagne
The Snow Show, Cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finnland (curated by Lance Fung)
Art Unlimited, Art 35 Basel 2004, Art Basel
RHINEGOLD – Art from Cologne, Tate Liverpool
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London
The drawing project, Vamiali’s, Athen’s, Grèce
Creative Growth, CCA, San Francisco, USA

Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up! 160 Jahre Oldenburger Kunstverein, 160 Arbeiten auf Papier, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Schöne Aussicht, Herr Schweins!, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne
It’s Unfair! Museum de Pavilijoens, Almere
Accrochage, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Internationales Netzwerk, Fluxus und die Folgen, Karstadt Wiesbaden
Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits, Exposition de la collection du Frac Poitou- Charentes, Hôtel saint simon et Théâtre d’Angoulème, Angoulème

A new horizon, Art:Concept, Paris
Uniform: Order and Disorder, P.S.1, New York
Und keiner hinkt – 22 Wege vom Schwegler wegzukommen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Drawings, Galeria Salis, Rome
I LOVE New York, Anton Kern, New York
Signatures, The Miami Arts Center, Miami
Beauty Of Intimacy – Lens and Paper, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL)
10 Jahre Ars Futura, Ars Futura, Zurich
Portraitartig 16 Positionen, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne
The Beauty of Intimicy – Lens and Paper, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag/ Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden / Kunstraum Innsbruck

Proposals for a show, AC Project Room, New York
oldNEWtOWn, Casey Kaplan, New York
Ars Viva, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
Who, if not we?, (cur. Yilmaz Dziewior) Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson (AZ)
Nur Wasser lässt sich leichter schneiden, Projektraum Hafen, Hamburg
Dessins, Forde Gallery, Geneva
Officina Europa, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna

Conspirazione, Collection ReRebaudengo, Turino
Roommates, Van Loon Museum Amsterdam
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening, (cur. Francesco Bonami) Bard College, Long Island (NY)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
El Niño, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
ars viva 98/99 – Installationen, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus / Kunstverein Braunschweig / Portikus Frankfurt am Main
Büro Friedrich, Berlin
Zone, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Aura, (with Walter Dahn, Rosemarie Trockel & Dirk Bell) Ars Futura, Zurich
X 2, (cur. Andreas Spiegel) Wiener Secession, Vienna
Panic, ICA, London / UK, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Surprisen, (cur. Jörn Bötnagel & Eva Meyer Hermann) Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Bring your own walkman, (cur. Jack Jaeger) W 139, Amsterdam
Delta, (cur. Francesco Bonami) Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Cologne show, Goetheinstitut Turin

Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
This is really nice, a project with students from the royal academy of arts, Aircondition, Copenhagen
TRAFFIC, (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud) CAPC Musée, Bordeaux
PUSH UPS, The Factory, Athens
Auto Reverse 2, Le Magasin, Grenoble
How will we behave?, Robert Prime Gallery, London
Escape Attempts, (cur. Simon Sheik & Globe) Christiania, Copenhagen

Atomic!, Oberwelt, Stuttgart
Auto Reverse, Centre Européen de la Culture, Geneva
The Video Collection, Filmfestival Knokke, Knokke
Figures, Le Parvis, Centre Le Meridien, Ibos
Moral Maze, (cur. Liam Gillick & Philippe Parreno) Le Consortium, Dijon
Stoppage, (cur. Liam Gillick) CCC Tours, Villa Arson, Nice
I Confess, Nicolaij Art Center, Copenhagen
Purple 8 1/2, (cur. Purple Prose) Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, Part 2, P.S.1, New York (NY)
Aperto, previously unreleased!, (cur. Sabrina Grassi) APAC, Nevers
Photomontage, Le Consortium, Dijon
Labyrinthe Morale, (cur. Liam Gillick & Philippe Pareno) L‘Usine, Dijon
X/Y, (cur. Christine van Asche) Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Palast der Künste, utopie macht endlos…(Lotus Club), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Sonne München, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Homegrown, Lotus Club, Cologne
Grand Prix, Air de Paris, Nice
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, ARC Musée d‘Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Rue des Marins, Air de Paris, Nice
Residence Secondaire, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris
20, (cur. Tomaso Corvi-Mora) Galleria Pascale Laccese, Milan
Caravanserai, W 139, Amsterdam
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, Part 2, P.S.1, New York (NY)
Henry Bond, Olafur Eliasson, Lothar Hempel, Saga Basement, Copenhagen
Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte..., Schleifschnecke, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Miniatures, The Agency, London
Mixbild, Galerie Esther Schipper und Michael Krome, Cologne
13 Levels of Meaning, with Henry Bond, Ars Futura, Zurich
Atomic, Neurotic, Ecstatic, (cur. Hendrik Larsson) The New ROOM, Gothenburg

Some artists I've been thinking about who fall under the title of: Wouldn't it be more pluralistic to embrace turmoil and / or violence?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galerie Esther Schipper at the Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica
Biennale di Venezia, APERTO, Venice
Summer Show, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Future Book Collection, Air de Nice, Nice
Fuck the System,Villa Rossi, Lucca
Food for Thought, (cur. Felix Gonzalez-Torres) Franklin Furnace, New York
Phenylovethylamour, Unfair 1993, project by Lothar Hempel and Carsten Hoeller, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Unplugged, (cur. Nicholas Bourriaud), Inter Conti, Cologne
jeder kind is van marmer, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
Christmasshop, Air de Paris, Paris
Video, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris

Prince, Madonna, Marky Mark & Cinderella, Ancient Etablissement Sacré, Liège
Paradise Europe, BIZART, Copenhagen
Tattoo Collection, Air de Paris & Urbi et Orbi at the Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris ; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne / Andrea Rosen, New York
Galerie Pasquale Leccese, Milan
Multiples, Lukas & Hoffmann, Berlin
Lying on top of a building the clouds seemed to be nearer than they had when I was the street, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, D; Le Case d’Arte, Milan
Rest in Peace, Esther Schipper, Cologne


Trinkwasser! Jazz Festival Köln, Cologne, 1995
Wie kann ich sagen, was ich denke, bevor ich höre, was ich sage! (Together with Carsten Höller) a production by Casino I., Roter Salon in the Volksbühne, Berlin
King's Cross Project, Public Art Development Trust, London

Public Collections

Honart Museum / Ebrahim Melamed Collection
Sammlung Goetz, München
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Saachi Collection, London
Museum of Modern Art, New York
FRAC Champagne, Reims