Nicole Wermers

Download PDF


Born 1971, Emsdetten, DE
1999, MA Fine Art, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
1997, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE
1990-1997, Studium Freie Kunst bei Sigmar Polke und Klaus Böhmler, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
Lives and works in London, UK and Salzburg, Austria


Solo exhibitions

Women between buildings, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Grundstück, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Givers and Takers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Infrastruktur, Herald St, London, UK
Turner Prize 2015, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

The London Shape
, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, UK
Hier Und Jetzt / Hic Et Nuc, Curated by Cosima Rainer, Stift Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Austria

Manners, site-specific sculpture, Tate Britain, London, UK
austern mit senf / ostriche con senape, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy

II Dehors
, Villa Massimo German Academy, Rome, Italy
Food in Space, curated by Luca lo Pinto, Pigna Project Space, Rome, Italy
Spray, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY

Buhuu Suite, Herald St, London, UK
Hôtel Biron, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Germany

Public Rain Fries, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria

Public Rain
, Herald St, London, UK
Anti Baby Pill (with Alexandra Bircken), Aktualisierungsraum, Hamburg, Germany

Filialen, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany [exh. cat.]
Masse und Auflösung, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Doors and Bouncers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Reiche Verwandte, Herald St, London, UK
Earring, Public Sculpture Project, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Iduna Nova, (with Alexander Heim), c/o Anna Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany

Residency, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK [exh. cat.]

Chemie, Secession, Vienna, Austria [exh. cat.]
Katzensilber, Millers Terrace, London, UK

Galerie Borgmann-Nathusius, Cologne, Germany

French Junkies, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany

, Gunther Resky, Berlin, Germany


Group exhibitions

Die Zelle, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
You Remind Me of Someone, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Tainted Love (Where Did Our Love Go), Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France

Hot Pot. Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
An Idea of a Boundary, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
In Awe, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Home Is No Place, curated by Marlene Carnap and Coraly Bismarck, German Embassy, London, UK
Elevation 1049, curated by Neville Wakefield & Olympia Scarry, Gstaad, Switzerland

Everything is About to Happen, curated by Gregorio Magnani, Fundacao de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
The Coldest Winter, Jessica Silverman Gallery South, San Francisco, CA
The Present and the Probable, curated by Jessica Silverman, fused, San Francisco, CA
The Kids Want Communism curated by Joshua Simon, MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam, Israel
Quiz 2, curated by Robert Stadler
& Alexis Vaillant, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Intensive Nesting, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Display Show, curated by Celine Condorelli, Stroom Den Haag, De Haag, Netherlands

Turner Prize 2015, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Dora, Stanley-Picker-Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, UK
20 Jahre Halle Fur Kunst, Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg, Germany
Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality
, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Überschönheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Robert & Trix Haussmann | Klaus Weber | Nicole Wermers, Herald St, London, UK
Display Show, curated by Celine Condorelli, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
X, curated by Sarah McCrory, Herald St, London, UK
Partial Presence, curated by the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths College, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK [exh. cat.]

Some/Things, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
A Singular Form, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Secession, Vienna, Austria [exh. cat.]
Quiz, Curated by Robert Stadler and Alexis Vaillant, Ensemble Poirel, Nancy, France [exh. cat.]
SHIFT, hosted by Polina Stroganova, Produzentengalerie Hamburg at Basurto, Mexico City, Mexico

Formal Alchemy, curated by Jessica Silverman, fused, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Collage, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
Villa Massimo, Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE [exh. cat.]
The Krazy House, curated by Rineke Dijkstra, MMK Frankfurt, Germany [exh. cat.]
Trisha Baga & No Brow, curated by Katherina Zimmer, Emanuel Layr Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Re-Generation, MACRO, Roma, Italy
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat.]
Evasion, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, UK
New Work, Herald St, London, UK
A wavy line is drawn across the middle of the original plans, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Halle 6 Analogien, ph-projects, Berlin, Germany
Große Jahresgabenausstellung, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
British Summer, Dover Street Arts Club, London, UK

Arkhaiologia: Archeology in Contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
A Darkness More Than Night, QUAD, Derby, UK
Please go around the construction area by the lights and over the traffic island (and other stories), kuratiert von Ariane Müller and Martin Ebener, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Austria
The shape we are in, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK [exh. cat.]

The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat.]
The New Décor, Garage Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
Library Of Babel / In And Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Fifteen, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Arts, curated by Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Natural Wonders, curated by Nick Hackworth, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia
Jonathan Viner’s Furniture Exhibition, Fortescue Avenue, London, UK
Monument For Study, Herald St, London, UK
Collider, Galeria Margini, Massa, Italy
Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Karg/Cumulus Studios, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Experimenta Folklore
, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
M25, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen, curated by Heike Munder, Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac im Kunstraum, Deutschen Bank, Salzburg, Austria
Art Sheffield 08, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK [exh. cat.]
Cohabitation, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Fit for Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Less is more – more could be less, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
What We Bought, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany [exh. cat.]
Lines, Squares and Cubes, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Wonderwall – Constructing the Sublime, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Half Square, Half Crazy, curated by Vincent Pecoil, Villa Arson Centre d’Art, Nice, France [exh. cat.]
Abstraction: Extracting from the World, curated by David Thorpe, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK [exh. cat.]

Friedrich, curated by Bruce Haines, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh, UK
Around The World In 80 Days, ICA, London, UK [exh. cat.]
100 Tage=100 Videos, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
It is hard to touch the real, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Germany [exh. cat.]
Iduna Nova (with Alexander Heim), c/o Anna Catharina Grebbers, Berlin, Germany
Acht plastische Ansätze, Neuer Kunstverein Gießen e.v. Germany
Finding Neverland, curated by Juliane von Herz, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Wrong, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
Tate Triennale, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London, UK [exh. cat.]
The Subversive Charm Of The Bourgeoisie, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Endless Summer, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, West London Projects, London, UK
La Maison Gregoire, Brussels, Belgium
Structure Unit, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Lisboa20, Lisbon, Portugal

Herald St and The Modern Institute Present, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Jaybird, curated by Gyonaya Bonvincini, Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy
The Addiction, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contained, Tanka Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
The The, Modern art INC., London, UK
Alles. in einer Nacht, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Therefore Beautiful, curated by Vanessa Joan Müller, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany [exh. cat.]
Other Peoples Projects, White Columns, New York, NY

Pin Ups – Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Future has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland [exh. cat.]
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London, UK
Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany
2 oder 3 Dinge die ich von Dir weiss, ProduzentenGalerie, Hamburg, Germany
At The Palace at 4am, curated by Catherine Woods, Alison Jacques, London, UK
Reality Real, Galerie Gebrüder Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

A Nova Geometria, curated by Adriano Pedrosa Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reisefreiheit, curated by Rita Kersting, Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany [exh. cat.]
Help, curated by Gary Webb, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece
Cinepolis, Hamburger Architektursommer, Hamburger Botschaft, Germany
Renderings, Delfina Gallery, London, UK
Handlungsräume, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany [exh. cat.]

Dorothea-von-Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany [exh. cat.]
Building Anxiety, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY
Ich gin im Wald so vor mich hin, Galerie Borgmann- Nathusius, Cologne, Germany
The Day After, Galerie Cookie Snoie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Szenarien, Kunstverein Bonn, Stadthaus Ulm, Germany [exh. cat.]
Selection of the Videonale Bonn, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany [exh. cat.]
A Sport and A Pastime, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Liminal, Minimal, Nominal, Architectual Traces, John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton, UK [exh. cat.]
F, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany
German Leitkultur, Kunsthalle Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany [exh. cat.]
Videonale Bonn, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany [exh. cat.]
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany [exh. cat.]
Hamburg Stipendiaten, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany [exh. cat.]
Sammlung Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, City of Hagen, Germany

Auf Papier, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany
Include Me Out, Old Street, London, UK
Pallisades, Centre D´Art, Bretigny-sur-Orge, France
And If There Were No Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

New Contemporaries ´99, Liverpool Biennale; South London Gallery, London, UK [exh. cat.]
Know What I Mean, Young German Artists in Britain, Goethe Institute, London, UK [exh. cat.]

Osygus, Produzenten galerie Hamburg, Germany
Echopark, Biber-Haus, Hamburg, Germany



Stanley Picker Fellowship Residency, Kingston, UK
Lenikus Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Fellowship, Villa Massimo German Academy in Rome, Italy [exh. cat.]

Outset Production Fund, London, UK

Camden Arts Centre, London, UK [exh. cat.]

Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK



Travel grant for Sydney, Neue Kunst in Hamburg E.V., Germany

Dorothea-von-Stetten Art Prize, City of Bonn, Germany

Scholarship of the DAAD for UK



Professor of sculpture, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria
Stanley Picker Fellow, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thyme, UK
Mentor, LUX Associate Artists Programme, London, UK

Visiting Professor of Sculpture, Akademie der freien Künste, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor of sculpture and ceramics, Staatliche Kunstakademie Stuttgart, Germany

Visiting Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Sculpture Department, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts/ University of the Arts, London, UK

Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London, UK

Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK

Visiting Lecturer, BA Fine Art, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Architecture & Design, South Bank University, London, UK


Public Collections

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY
Bundeskunstsammlung, Bonn, Germany
DGZ Bank Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fondazione David Halevim, Milan, Italy
Government Art Collection, London, UK
Karl-Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
Mont Blanc Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Tate Collection, London, UK
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK