Claudia Wieser

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Born 1973, Freilassing, Germany
MA in Painting, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, 2004
Apprenticeship as blacksmith, 1993–1997
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Solo exhibitions

Lobby, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, Von Bartha, S-chanf, Switzerland
Generations, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
As If, Kunstpavillon, Munich, Germany

Double Feature (with Jochen Plogsties), G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Germany
, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
Forum,  Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Storage, Farbvision, Berlin, Germany
Chapter, Boesky East, New York, NY
Inside Stop Making Sense, BNKR Space Munich

What Remains, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain
Waiting in the Wings , Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy

Stories, Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri, Rome, Italy

All That Is, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
FIAC, Paris, France

Claudia Wieser , Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain
Container, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Store, Berlin, Germany

The Mirror, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Claudia Wieser , Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany

Wallwork # 8, L40 , Berlin, Germany
Ghent, Belgium, KIOSK, Furniture , October 6 – November 18, 2012
Real things must also be in closed cupboards , Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Furniture , Galeria SALES, Rome, Italy

Patterns and shapes , Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Poul Gernes , Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Portraits , Schauort, Zürich, Switzerland
Poems of the Right Angle , The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Claudia Wieser , Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ich und Du , with Bernd Ribbeck, Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany The Shining Brow , Galerie Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt, Germany 

Carpet of Life , Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Licht aus Berlin , with Hansjörg Dobliar, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY 

Angle of View , Eva Winkeler Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
There are no sects in geometry, Elisabeth Kaufmann Gallery, Zurich, Germany

Open Space , Art Cologne , Cologne, Germany
Claudia Wieser , Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany

Equinox , Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Munich, Germany


Group exhibitions

The Absurd Beauty of Space, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
modern vormodern, Städische Galerie Waldkraiburg
Galerie der Künstler, Munich

modern premodern , Kunstverein Augsburg
Homo Faber – Craft in Contemporary Sculpture , ACC, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju South Korea (exh. Cat.)
Hauswerk: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art , McClelland
Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension , curated by Andrea Andersson, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Drawing Biennal, Drawing Room, London

social facades. A Dialogue Between the MMK and DekaBank Collections , Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Between the Worlds – Emma Kunz, Kunstraum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
High Noon , Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
“Germany is Not an Iceland.” Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany Acquisitions 2012 – 2016 , Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany
New Forms of Beauty – New forms of design between art and function , MaximiliansForum, Munich, Germany
Eruption from the Surface: The Origami Principle in Art , Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture, Design, Herford, Germany

Art as a mirror of society , Schloss Neuhardenberg Foundation, Neuhardenberg, Germany

Biennial: Le Latitudini dell’Arte , Palazzo Ducale – Munizioniere, Genoa, Italy

SUR / FACE. Spiegel, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Modern Sculpture , Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Under Construction , Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany

Conversation Piece | Part 3 , Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

Johanna Diehl and Claudia Wieser, Villa Massimo – Accademia Tedesca Roma, Rome, Italy

The moment: Franziska Holstein, Anne Neukamp, ​​Anja Schwörer, Claudia Wieser , Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany

Exhibition by 31 Women, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt, Germany

Poème De L’angle Droit: Balart, Miller, Ribbeck, Wieser , Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Homebase – About the interior in contemporary art , Kai 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany

Collision. In the labyrinth of uncanny coincidences , Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Turnaround times , CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Sitting on a branch , by Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

Thinking Tantra , curated by Rebecca Heald, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India; Traveled to London, UK, Drawing Room, November 24, 2016 – February 19, 2017; Plymouth, UK, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, March 31 – May 27, 2017

Modern and Contemporary Master Drawings , Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY

Homebase – The interior in contemporary art , Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Passing Leap, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

From Gro β s whole – the collection home N , Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, Germany

Be Abstract , Kunstverein Schwäbisch – Hall, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

Avantgarde Mecanique – Homage to Franciska Clausen , Kunsthalle PLU41, Berlin, Germany

Drawing Biennial , Drawing Room, London, UK

Perpetuum Mobile , Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Disegni Scelti Dall Àrchivio , Goethe Center, Bologna, Italy

Fresh , CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Geometriks , Galería Impakto, Lima, Peru

The garden of the paths that branch , Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

Where is here? Painting and the present , Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany

In (The Mix) and on the go (Univers) for those in the know (Wanda), Scriptings , Berlin, Germany

PATHFINDER – And to End , curated by Arlène Berceloit Courtin, Moins Un, Paris, France

Brigadoon , Espace d’Art Contemporian La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Pneuma , curated by Björn Dhalem, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan

Drawing Biennial , Drawing Room, London, UK

Empire Strategies , Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

Above the Rim of the Glass: Jesse Jones, Lucy Skaer, and Claudia Wieser , Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

Prix ​​Canson Nominees , Petit Palais, Paris, France

Goldrausch, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

Algebraic Topology , Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Goldrausch , Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; Traveled to Esslingen, Germany, Villa Merkel

Point. Systems. From pointilism to pixels, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Ash and Gold – A World Tour , MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

Burning Colors , Hopstreet, Brussels, Belgium

Choses vue a droite et a gouche , Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

The Poster Show , Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Next Generation – Young artists from the Deka – Banki Collection , DekaBank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Ash and Gold – A World Tour , Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

Eyes Wide Shut : Contemporary Drawings from Germany , curated by Birgit Sonna, Vogt Gallery, New York, NY

There are two sides to every coin, and two sides to your face , curated by Carlos Cardenas, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

FAUST , Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Ireland

Project 8: Based around Babusch , Babusch, Berlin, Germany

Helene Appel, Nadja Frank, Anna Gudjonsdottir, Claudia Wieser , Conradi Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Dorothea , Ancient & Modern, London, UK

Today Berlin , Rathausgalerie München, Munich, Germany

The Secret Life of Abstract Forms , curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

HotSpot Berlin , Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany

The Cosmos of Rudolf Steiner , Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Stuttgart, Germany

Dwelling , Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Group Show , Sihlberg Castle, Zurich, Switzerland

Abstract: The Forgotten Bar Project, gallery in the government district, Berlin, Germany

Where am I? , curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann, Experimenter Contemporary Art, Kolkata, India

The Artist and The Photograph , Klingental Showroom , Basel, Switzerland

Intensif , K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Memories of the Future , curated by Laurent Grasso , Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

Festival des Beaux Arts , Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, Germany

Seismograph: The Forgotten Bar Project , Galerie im Government District, Berlin, Germany, 

In focus , Institut Francais, Berlin, Germany

Concetto Spaziale , with Hansjörg Dobliar and Bernd Ribbeck, Galleria SALES, Rome, Italy

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines , The Webster, organized by Bortolami Gallery, Miami, FL

Capc, ou la vie sausue par l’art (Capture Life in Art) , curated by Aurélie Voltz, Capc Mueé d ‘Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Jewelry , Samsa, Berlin, Germany

Access All Areas: A Drawing Exhibition , organized by Arturo Herrera and Tanja Wagner, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Geoplay (Part II), Pilar, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain

Me and you , Kustverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Minimal – maximal, Grimm Gallery, Munich, Germany

Podrostok , Sox, Berlin, Germany, 

Botanical Madness (Botanical Madness) , Katz Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

Want , Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

rep’e.t’tion , Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Scotland

Masterpieces of Humanity , Dance School Projects, Munich, Germany

Claudia Wieser & Andrew Falkowski & Elad Lassry , Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place , Zabludowitcz Collection, London, UK

between the lines- , Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland

The balls! The circles! The wheels! (The Spheres! The Circles! The Wheeles!) , AlteFabrik / Kunsthaus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Eternal Flame , curated by Burkhard Meltzer, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland, 

In our hearts a longing burns , curated by Katharina Fichtner, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany

Past – Forward , curated by Vincent Honoré, Projectspace176, London, UK

In the Shadows , Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Collage , forever and a day office, Berlin, Germany

I / You grit my / your teeth , Carlos Cardenas Gallery, Paris, France

Rabbit, Cancer and Nightingale , Mezzanin Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Out Riding Feet , curated by Matt Saunders, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

La Boum III , Wroclaw + Warszawa, Warszawa, Poland

Side B , Eva Winkeler Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

Perspective 07 , Lenbachhaus München, Munich, Germany

All hands on deck! , Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Munich, Germany

Our affects fly out of the realm of human reality , Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin, Germany

Design by Accident , Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

TEAM , Arndt & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany

I’m Yours Now , Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY

Finding Neverland , Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Nous tous sommes la pluie , Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France

La Boum II , curated by Ben Kaufmann, Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

Signs and wonders , Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany

Take Only Pictures , Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Square Dance , Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt, Germany

Liquid Crystal , Lorraine Dreizehn, Munich, Germany

Ticker 10 , Galerie Carlier / Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Invasive weather, Kunsthof Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Villa in Phoenix. Inside. Dusk. , Center, Berlin, Germany

Favoriten , Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Promotional Award Exhibition of the City of Munich , Lorraine Dreizehn, Munich, Germany

IMPLOSION , room 500, Munich, Germany

Berendes, Ribbeck, Wieser , BRAVO, Düsseldorf, Germany

In May , Chausseestraße, Berlin, Germany

Height difference 27 cm, Hauptbahnhof , Munich, Germany

Small work , room 500, Munich, Germany

Transformers visits Christian Gries , curated by Doris Mampe and Kim Nekarda, Christoph Blum, Munich, Germany

The State of the Upper Floor: Panorama , curated by Michael Beutler, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

ALWAYS DEEP – In the Age of Postirony , with Lena Bröcker and Franka, Kaßner, Munich, Germany

Long Night of Museums , Club Responsibility, Munich, Germany

Les mesures / la pose: Florian Balze + Bernd Ribbeck + Claudia Wieser , Paris Project Room, Paris, France

Musterraum , Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Munich – Zurich , Gallery of the Photography department, Zurich, Switzerland

Painting and Photography , with Stefanie Ullmann & Meike Waldmann, Akademiegalerie München, Munich, Germany

Group 42 , Akademiegalerie, Munich, Germany


Selected bibliography

Parsons, Elly. “Meet the Berlin-based artist melding Bauhaus and ancient Rome,” Wallpaper * (February 2, 2019) [online]

Westall, Mark. “Berlin-based artist Clauda Wieser’s installation unveiled at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE,” FAD Magazine (February 1, 2019) [online]

Yalcinkaya, Gunseli. “Claudia Wieser’s Shift installation for Bloomberg Space references Roman antiquity,” Dezeen (February 12, 2019) [online]

“Claudia Wieser at Jessica Silverman Gallery,” ARTnews (January 17, 2019) [online]

Garner, Alex. “Critics’ Picks: Claudia Wieser,” Artforum (March 23, 2018) [online]

Foiret, Cyril. “Claudia Wieser’s Gorgeous Solo Exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery,” Trendland (March 22, 2018) [online]

Kotz, Genevieve. “NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through March 4, 2018,” Hamptons Arts Hub (February 27, 2018) [online]

Salemy, Mohammad. “Independent Growth: Art Dubai 2018,” Ocula (March 31, 2018) [online]

Vistrup Madsen, Kristian. “Claudia Wieser: ‘I know there is a danger of beauty in my work, or a danger that it becomes purely decorative,’” Studio International (March 9, 2018) [online]

“Restrained, Robust & Refined: Claudia Wieser at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York,” Blouin Artinfo (March 7, 2018) [online]

“Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 26 – March 4, 2018” Surface (February 28, 2018) 

“’What Remains’ at Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid,” Blouin Artinfo (December 13, 2017) [online]

Pillai, Pooja. “Cosmic Art,” The Indian Express (March 4, 2016) [online]

Nedo, Kito. “Claudia Wieser – A post-Bauhaus approach to transforming public and private spaces,” Frieze (April 2014)

Johnson, Paddy. “Silver: Claudia Wieser at Marianne Boesky Gallery,” Art F City (September 25, 2013) [online]

Lundblad, Mattias. “Gallery Tour in Chelsea, New York,” Omkonst (September 2013)

Nichols, Matthew. “Claudia Wieser – Marianne Boesky,” Art in America (December 2013)

“24 Questions for“ The Mirror ”Artist Claudia Wieser,” Blouin Artinfo (October 18, 2013)

“Claudia Wieser,” ArtNews (October 2013) [online]

“Building on the Bauhaus Legend,” Modern Edition (2012) [online]

“German Art Now,” Modern Edition (2012) [online]

Heinrich, Will. “Art vs. Real Estate at Marianne Boesky, ” The New York Observer (March 15, 2011) [online]

Johnson, Paddy. “What’s Hot and What’s Not at the Armory,” Art Fag City (March 3, 2011) [online]

Singh, Abhilasha. ”Abstract Life,” ArtSlant Brussels (May 21, 2011) [online]

Villanueva, Katrina. “Armory Show 2011,” Contaminate NYC (March 7, 2011) [online]

“Stuttgart Art Museum Presents The Cosmos of Rudolf Steiner,” Museum Publicity (February 19, 2011) [online]

“Pick: Eyes Wide Shut: Contemporary Drawings from Germany,” ArtCat (September 2011) [online]

Asfour, Nana. “Claudia Wieser, ‘Poems of the Right Angle’: The Artist Remixes Modernism,” Time Out New York (November 1, 2010) [online]

Ray, Pami. “Finding One’s Feet,” ArtSlant (December 13, 2010) [online]

Rekade, Christiane. “Claudia Wieser – Portraits,” Like You: The Art Network (December 2010) [online]

“Claudia Wieser: Poems of the Right Angle,” ArtCat (2010) [online]

“Claudia Wieser: Poems of the Right Angle,” Germany in NYC (October 2010) [online]

“The Drawing Center,” Smithsonian Magazine (September 2010)

“Memories of the Future at Sean Kelly,” DaWire (August 5, 2010)

Wieser, Claudia. “IMG MGMT: Carpet of Life,” Art Fag City (August 11, 2009) [online]

“AR: Claudia Wieser at Sies + Höke,” Contemporary Art Daily (August 24, 2009) [online]

“Armory Fair Highlights,” Art Fag City (March 6, 2009) [online]

“Botanical Madness / Katz Contemporary, Zurich,” Vernissage TV (February 9, 2009) [online]

“’Geoplay (Part II)’ at Pilar Parra & Romero,” Contemporary Art Daily (June 18, 2009) [online]

“IMG MGMG Launches Monday !,” Art Fag City (July 24, 2009) [online]

“Maximum Limits,” ArtSlant Worldwide (March 21, 2009) [online]

“Opening: Claudia Wieser,” Berlin Unlike (October 2009) [online]

Burner, Susanne. “Nostalgia fans bring recent past forward,” Ham & High (July 10, 2008) [online]

“Behind the Times: Past-Forward,” Art Review (May 2008) [online]

“Past-Forward,” Flavorpill London (May 2008) [online]

“Past-Forward Curated by Vincent Honoré for the Zabludowicz Collection at 176,” Art Daily (May 15, 2008) [online]

“Past-Forward until August 3, 176: Reloaded Questions,” The Big Issue (May 26, 2008) [online]

“Rear View,” NY Arts Magazine (September – October 2008) [online]

“Reviews: Past-Forward,” Time Out London (May 27, 2008) [online]

“Solo Show: Claudia Wieser,” ArtFacts (May 2008) [online]

Kuni, Verena. “Claudia Wieser in the galleries of Eva Winkeler and Elisabeth Kaufmann,” Art Bulletin , No. 3 (March 2007): 53

“Claudia Wieser” Memphis (December 2006): 10

Hafner, Hans-Jürgen. “Favorites” Kunstforum , No. 175 (April 2005): 328


Selected publications

Wieser, Claudia. Furniture . Berlin: Motto, 2013.

Orth, Klaus H. Goldrausch . Nuremberg: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 2012.

Player, Reinhard. From pointilism to pixels . Ludwigshafen am Rhein: Wilhelm Hack Museum, 2012.

Ash and Gold , Herford: MARTa Herford, 2012.

Kleinberg, Joanna. Claudia Wieser: Poems of the Right Angle . New York: Drawing Center, 2010.

Kries, Mateo, and Alexander von Vegesack. Rudolf Steiner – The Alchemy Of Everyday Life , Because Am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2010.

The Photograph and the Artist . Basel: Klingental exhibition space, 2010.

Ribbeck, Bernd, and Claudia Wieser. I and you . Berlin: Argobooks, 2009.

In the Shadows . Wolfsburg: Wolfsburg Art Association, 2008.

Past – Forward . London: Zabludowicz Collection, 2008.

La Boum III . Warsaw: Wroclaw + Warszawa, 2007.

Keiper, Elke, and Hansjörg Dobliar. Signs and miracles. Waldkraiburg: Municipal Gallery, 2006.

Favoriten – New Art in Munich . Munich: Lenbachhaus Munich, 2005.

Invasive weather . Zurich: Kunsthof Zurich, 2005.

2001 Munich, Munich Academic Gallery, painting and photography , (with Stefanie Ullmann & Meike Waldmann), 2001.


Residencies, Fellowships & Awards

2017 CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

2016 Casa Baldi, Romano Olevano, Italy

2014 CCA Andratx Residency, Majorca, Spain

2013 Foundation Art Fund, Bonn, Germany

2008 Klara Karolines Fond, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 project grant from the City of Munich, Munich, Germany

Project grant from the Erwin and Gisela von Steiner Foundation


Public collections

Deutsche Bundesbank art collection, Frankfurt, Germany

Helaba Art Collection

Jill and Peter Kraus Collection, New York, NY

Art collection of the German Air Traffic Control GmbH, Langen, Germany

Schürmann Collection, Germany

Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK