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Christopher Williams 1956, US

Rank (2014): 219 +

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  • Public exhibitions (Selection) 242

    Ongoing solo exhibitions 1

    until 20 Dec 2014
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY

    Ongoing group exhibitions 2

    until 20 Dec 2014
    Blackout - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
    until 02 Mar 2015
    1984-1999. La Décennie - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz

    Solo shows 49

    2014
    Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    Christopher Williams - The Production Line of Happiness - Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
    Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    2013
    Christopher Williams - For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 18) - David Zwirner Gallery, London
    Christopher Williams - Volker Bradtke, Dusseldorf
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    2011
    Christopher Williams. For Example: Dix-Huit Lecons Sur La Societe Industrielle (Revision 15) - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
    United Brothers / Das Institut - Essex Street, New York City, NY
    Christopher Williams - Kapitalistischer Realismus - House of Art České Budějovice, Ceské Budejovice
    Christopher Williams - MDD - Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    2010
    Christopher Williams - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
    Christopher Williams - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
    2009
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Christopher Williams - Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
    2008
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    2007
    Christopher Williams - Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
    Christopher Williams - MAMbo - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna
    For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 5) - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna
    2006
    Christopher Williams - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    2005
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    The Expanded Field of Photography - Preus Museum, Horten
    FOTOGRAFIETS UTVIDETE FELT - Preus Museum, Horten
    Christopher Williams - Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
    Christopher Williams - For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons sur la Société Industrielle - CAG - Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    2004
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    2003
    Christopher Williams - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    2002
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    2000
    "Couleur Européenne Couleur Soviétique Couleur Chinoise" - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Christopher Williams - Couleur Européenne Couleur - Soviétique Coleur Chinoise - Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin
    Christopher Williams - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    1999
    Christopher Williams - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
    1998
    Christopher Williams - Transform the World! Poetry Must be Made by All! - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Christopher Williams - Transform the world! - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Christopher Williams - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
    1997
    For example: Die Welt ist schön (Final Draft Revision 4) - Christopher Williams - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
    Christopher Williams - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
    Christopher Williams - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Christopher Williams - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
    1996
    Christopher Williams - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    1993
    Christopher Williams - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
    1991
    Bouquet for Bas Jan Ader and Christopher D´Arcangelo - Galerie Max Hetzler - Cologne, Cologne
    1990
    Christopher Williams - Luhring Augustine Hetzler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    1989
    Christopher Williams - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
    Christopher Williams: Angola to Vietnam - Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

    Group shows 193

    2014
    Small Museum for the American Metaphor - REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
    The Thing Itself - Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NY
    Bringing Light into a Windowless Room - Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
    Love Story – Sammlung Anne & Wolfgang Titze - 21er Haus, Vienna
    Living with Pop: A Reproduction of Capitalist Realism - Artists Space, New York City, NY
    In der Wohnung - Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil
    Hired Hand - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    cycle Des histoires sans fin, séquence printemps 2014 - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
    Take It Or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
    What Is a Photograph? - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
    2013
    Leben mit Pop - Eine Reproduktion des Kapitalistischen Realismus - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
    Tradition - Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
    Biennale di Venezia - 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
    the Collector: Tradition - Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
    Tradition - Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    Light of Day - Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
    The Feverish Library (continued) - Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
    2012
    This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA
    This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London
    Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 - C/O Berlin, Berlin
    Bildspeicher II - Akademie-Galerie - Die Neue Sammlung, Dusseldorf
    Ghosts in the Machine - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
    Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 - The Photographers' Gallery, London
    Commercial Psycho - Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York City, NY
    Chaotic Trajectories - Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne
    A Blind Spot - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
    Fremde Überall – Foreigners Everywhere - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Pomeranz Collection - Jüdisches Museum Wien, Vienna
    Le Monde Comme Volonte Et Comme Papier Peint - Le Consortium, Dijon
    Poule! - Galeria Jumex, Mexico City
    Ändere dich, Situation! - Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz
    MY.LA - Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin
    This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
    2011
    Hirschfaktor - Die Kunst des Zitierens - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    Photography Calling! - The Sound of Downloading Makes Me Want to Upload - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
    Atlas. How to carry the world on one\'s back? - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
    Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
    The Self-portrait, the House and the Seasons - Mu.ZEE, Oostende
    Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit - Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute - Akademie-Galerie - Die Neue Sammlung, Dusseldorf
    The Boy Who Robbed You A Few Minutes Before Arriving At The Ball - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Anarchisme sans adjectif - CAC - Centre d´art contemporain de Brétigny, Brétigny s/Orge
    Vermessung der Welt - Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst - Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
    Moshe Ninio, Haim Steinbach and Christopher Williams - Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
    Compass - Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
    New Space, New Works - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Anti/Form - Skulpturen aus der Sammlung des MUMOK - Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
    2010
    Filmschoenheit - Greene Naftali, New York City, NY
    Blind Dates: New Encounters from the Edges of a Former Empire - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NY
    Exhibition, Exhibition - Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
    Swagger, Drag, Fit Together - Wallspace Gallery, New York City, NY
    Filmschönheit - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
    Medium: Photography - Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
    Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That) - Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Wunschzettel - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
    Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere - Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Nueva Tripulación para el \"Pequod\". Colección de arte contemporáneo Fundación ”la Caixa” - TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    TWENTY FIVE - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
    Filmschönheiten - Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
    25 OR 30 YEARS GALLERY: PART III photography - Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
    Modernologies - Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism - Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw
    Crash - Gagosian Gallery, London
    FAX - Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
    FAX - Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
    2009
    FAX - Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Picture(s): Your California Dream - Civic Room, London
    Modernologies - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
    Das Gespinst - Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg - Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
    Männer Frauen - Kunstraum Grässlin, St. Georgen
    FAX - Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
    Dance with Camera - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Then the work takes place - Camera Austria, Graz
    Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    FAX - The Drawing Center, New York City, NY
    Proiezioni - Castello di Rivara - Centro d´arte contemporane, Rivara, TO
    Mathias Poledna / Christopher Williams - Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
    Best of Austria - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
    A Wild Night and a New Road - Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The Camera Show - Fotogalleriet, Oslo
    Best of Austria. Eine kunstsammlung - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
    2008
    CHOOSING - Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Hamburg, Hamburg
    27 november - 21 january 2009 - Dépendance, Brussels
    La invención de lo cotidiano - Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico City
    Entrechambrage horizontale - Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels
    Are you all right? You look so...orange. - Galleri Erik Steen, Oslo
    Kunst Im Heim - Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
    2 x [ (2 x 20) + (2 x 2) ] + 2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    The order of things - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
    An unruly history of the readymade - Galeria Jumex, Mexico City
    INDEX: CONCEPTUALISM IN CALIFORNIA FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
    Quiet Politics - Zwirner & Wirth, New York City, NY
    Not So Subtle Subtitle - Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York City, NY
    Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in und über Deutschland - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    Blasted Allegories - Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
    Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    P2P - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
    "WAKO WORKS OF ART: 15 Years / Part III" - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Brasil desFocos [o olho de fora] - Paço das Artes, São Paulo
    2007
    Performa 07 - The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance - Performa, New York City, NY
    Angelegenheiten, die sich daraus ergeben - Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
    Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me - Presentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BC
    Brasil desFocos [o olho de fora] - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne - Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL
    Conditions of Display - Locust Projects, Miami, FL
    What does the jellyfish want? - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
    Die Wörter, die Dinge - Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf
    les temps modernes - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan
    Carniceria / Stasis - Meat Market Gallery, Washington, DC
    Make Your Own Life - Artists in & out of Cologne - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
    2006
    Kunst aus Los Angeles der 60er bis 90er Jahre - Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
    Into a Journey - Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collection - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    Make Your Own Life - Artists In & Out of Cologne - The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
    Keep passing the open windows or Happiness - Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Strange Drugs - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
    Surprise, Surprise - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London
    The Swan Is Very Peaceful - Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Why Pictures Now - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
    Make Your Own Life - Artists In and Out of Cologne - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Los Angeles 1955-1985 The birth of an art capital - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    Whitney Biennial 2006 - Day for Night - Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY
    Motore Immobile - Greene Naftali, New York City, NY
    2005
    Christopher Williams & Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Roij - Wiener Secession, Vienna
    The Lisson Gallery Summer Show - Lisson Gallery, London
    Early Work - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    100 Artists See God - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA
    It takes some time to open an oyster - CCA Andratx, Andratx
    DER KUNST IHRE RÄUME - Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
    2004
    100 Artists See God - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London
    Last One On is a Soft Jimmy - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY
    Für die Konstruktion des Unmöglichen - European Kunsthalle, Cologne
    Im Rausch der Dinge - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
    Im Rausch der Dinge – Vom funktionalen Objekt zum Fetisch in Fotografien des 20. - Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur
    Quodlibet - Galerie Daniel Buchholz - Köln, Cologne
    Garten Eden - Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt/Main
    Documentary Evidence - Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
    Before the end - Part I - Le Consortium, Dijon
    H2O (x) + 6 - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Lodz Biennale 2004 - Lodz Biennale, Lodz
    2003
    Adorno - Die Möglichkeit des Unmöglichen - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
    Fast Forward - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    Photographs - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Photographs - James Welling, Christopher Williams - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Unreal Estate Opportunities - PKM GALLERY| Bartleby Bickle & Meursault - Seoul, Seoul
    Raid the Icebox - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Matando el tiempo y escuchando entre las líneas - Galeria Jumex, Mexico City
    ReProduktion 2 - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
    2002
    "ReProduktion" - Gruppenausstellung - Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt/Main
    Solitudes - Michel Rein Paris, Paris
    Keine Kleinigkeit - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
    Landscapes - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Transform the world 2002 - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    2001
    Detourism - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    I Love NY Benefit - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    Seeing or Believing - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Take Two - Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
    Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck - Grässlin Collection - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
    In The Rough - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
    2000
    Library - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Christopher Williams, Fabrice Gygi, Michael Smith, Gary Panter - MAGASIN - Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
    American Photographs - Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    Deep Distance. Die Entfernung der Fotografie - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
    1999
    POOLS & OTHER OBJECTS - Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
    1998
    Travel and Leisure - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY
    90069 - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1997
    Places that are Elsewhere - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    1996
    Exposure - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
    Comme un oiseau - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
    Roy Arden, Dan Graham, Edward Ruscha, Christopher Williams - Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    1995
    25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Album: The photographic collection of Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen Rotterdam - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
    Untitled (Reading Room) - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    People - Monica De Cardenas - Milano, Milan
    1994
    temporary translations - Sammlung Schürmann - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
    In the Field: Landscape in Recent Photography - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Notational Photographs - Metro Pictures Gallery, New York City, NY
    Die Orte der Kunst - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
    1993
    Kontext Kunst- The Art of the 90\'s - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
    1992
    Mehr Licht - Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Williams - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1991
    Carnegie International - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
    Vanitas - Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    1990
    De Afstand (Distance) - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
    Group Show - Luhring Augustine Hetzler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    Group Show - Luhring Augustine Hetzler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    1989
    UNE AUTRE AFFAIRE - Le Consortium, Dijon
    1988
    Group Exhibition - Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    1987
    Nothing Sacred - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    CalArts - Skeptical Belief(s) - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    1985
    The Art of Memory / The Loss of History - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
    1984
    Jenny Holzer / Stephen Prina / Mark Stahl / Christopher Williams - de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
    1982
    American Painting and Sculpture 74th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Dealer Directory 7

    Germany
    Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
    Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin
    Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
    Italy
    Galleria Lia Rumma - Naples, Naples
    Japan
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
    USA
    David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    United Kingdom
    David Zwirner Gallery, London

    Collections 11

    Austria
    Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
    Canada
    Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
    Germany
    Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin
    Museum Ludwig, Cologne
    Kunstraum Grässlin, St. Georgen
    Italy
    MAMbo - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna
    Switzerland
    Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
    USA
    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
    United Kingdom
    Tate Britain, London

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    REPRODUKTION Bernhard Knaus Fine Art

    Video Links

    www.vernissage.tv 30 Aug 2007

    Christopher Williams / Kunsthalle Zürich
    Christopher Williams / Kunsthalle Zürich
    VernissageTV, Basel