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BIOGRAPHY

1939                Born in Fulda, Germany
1957                Begins studies at Werkkunstschule, Offenbach
1959                Transfers to Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
1962-1964       Studies under Karl Otto Götz at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf
1967-1973       Lives in New York
1970                Guest professor at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Hamburg;
                        Professor there from 1971 to 2009.

                        Lives and works in Fulda, Germany

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021                Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland. Body Space Time.
                          (18 April – 27 June)

                        Dia:Beacon, New York. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (16 April 2021 – 20 March 2022)

2020                Haus der Kunst, Munich. Shifting Perspectives.
                          (6 March – 29 November)

2019                Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Migration of Forms 1956–2006.
                          (10 September – 26 October)

2018                Synagoge Stommeln, Pulheim, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther
                           (14 September – 18 November)

                        Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. Franz Erhard Walther:
                          Objects to use. Instruments for processes. (12 May – 30 September)

                        Estancia FEMSA Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City. Determinations of Proportion.
                           (12 May – 30 September)

2017                Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany. Thinking Action.
                          (2 June – 29 October)

                        Reina Sofia, Madrid. A Place for the Body.
                          (6 April – 10 September 2017)

                        Neues Museum Nüremberg, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther. Probenähungen:
                          Nürnberger Raum. (13 January – Ongoing)

2016                Power Plant, Toronto. Call to Action.
                          (25 June – 5 September)

2015                Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. Franz Erhard Walther: The Body Draws.  
                          (31 October 2015 – 6 March 2016)

                        Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (30 May – 27 June)

                        MUDAM, Luxembourg. The Architecture Decides.
                          (7 March – 31 May)

2014                CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. The Body Decides.
                          (13 November 2014 – 8 March 2015)

                        WIELS Centre d’art Contemporain, Bruxelles. The Body Decides.
                          (20 February – 11 May)

2013                KOW, Berlin. Body Shapes.
                          (30 November 2013 – 13 February 2014)

                        Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (31 October – 20 December)

                        Galerie Stadtpark, Krems. Short Term Stability.
                          (22 June – 10 August)

                        Kunstforum Baloise, Riehen/Basel. Franz Erhard Walther: Werkzeichnungen.
                          (12 June – 1 November) 

                        Vonderau Museum, Fulda. Planzeichnungen.
                          (16 May – 4 August)

                        Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr–Universität Bochum, Germany. Franz Erhar Walther.
                          Perpetuum mobile: Lager, Sockel, Handlung. (26 April – 1 September)

                        Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (24 March – 23 June)

2012                Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. Raum durch Handlung.
                          (26 May – 9 September)

                        The Drawing Room, London. Franz Erhard Walther: DRAWINGS – Frame / Line /
                          Action / Drawn Novel. (8 March – 28 April)

2011                SKOPIA, Geneva. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (19 November – 7 January)

                        Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Sternenstaub, herausgehoben (The Dust of Stars,
                          Accentuated). (4 November – 23 December)

                        Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany. Sternenstaub (Dust of Star)
                          A Drawn Novel. (23 October 2011 – 5 February 2012)

                        MARTa Herford, Germany. Recently Unpacked. How Art Ages.
                          (8 October 2011 – 8 January 2012)

                        Gallery 360°, Tokyo. Franz Erhard Walther: Diverse Projects.
                          (15 September – 8 October)

                        Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Helibronn, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther:
                          The Images Are In The Head. (11 September – 20 November)

                        Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. ADAA: The Art Show.
                          (1 – 6 March)

2010                Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (5 December 2010 – 23 January 2011)

                        Art Basel, Miami Beach. Art Kabinett: Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (2 – 5 December)

                        Dia:Beacon, New York. Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action.
                          (2 October 2010 – 13 February 2012)

                        Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland. Franz Erhard Walther – Gesang der
                          Schreitsockel. (30 October 2010 – 6 February 2011)

                        Peter Freeman Inc., New York. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (11 March – 1 May)

                        Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva.
                          De l'origine de la sculpture, 1958‑2009. (17 February – 2 May)

2009                Bawag Foundation, Vienna. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (1 July – 2 August)

                        Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin. Skulptur Antwortet.
                          (9 May – 26 July)

                        Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin. KOW ISSUE 1.
                          (17 February – 2 May)

2008                Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (21 May – 28 July)

                        CAC Brétigny, Brétigny‑sur‑Orge, France. Franz Erhard Walther: “1.Werksatz”
                          (1963-1969). (10 February – 29 March)

2007                Scène Nationale d'Orléans, France. Alphabet der skulptur.
                          (April – June)

                        Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria. Frühe Werke: 1957/1963.
                          (27 September – 10 November)

2006                Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg. Franz Erhard Walther.

2005                Galerie der HFBK, Hamburg. Walther vor Walther.
                          (17 – 30 October)

                        Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Franz Erhard Walther –
                          Wortbilder 1957/1958.

                        Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg. Franz Erhard Walther – Neue Werkgruppe

                        Gallery 360°, Tokyo.

2004                Galerie Skopia, Geneva.

2003                Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon.         
                           Franz Erhard Walther: O Novo Alfabeto. (20 March – 15 June)

2001                Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
                          (23 September – 11 November)

1999                Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany.

                        La Criée, Halles d’Art Contemporain / FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France.
                          Franz Erhard Walther. Appell au modeleur.

                        Grandes Galeries, Aître Saint - Maclou, Rouen, France.
                          Franz Erhard Walther.

1998                Kunstverein Hannover, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther: ich bin die skulptur
                          (I am the sculpture). (17 March – 26 April)

                        Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. (permanent exhibition)

                        Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. Frank Erhard Walther. Gelenke im Ruam.
                          Werke 1963–1998. (13 March – 1 June)

                        Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich. Die Verlangsamung der Bilder.

                        Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Die Ganzheit der Fragmente
                          1980–1997.

                        Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. Wortbilder 1957–1958
                          (February)

                        Museum Wiesbaden, Germany. (permanent exhibition)

1997                Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany. Bild und Sockel zugleich. Zeit ruht.

                        Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany.

                        Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva.
                          Patchwork in Progress, Franz Erhard Walther, Werksatz.

1994                Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt. Germany Die Configurations als Werklager
                          (9 December 1994 – 28 April 1995)

                        Mamco, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva.
                          (permanent exhibition)

                        Sprengel Museum, Hannover.

1993                Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther. Antwort der Körper.
                          (12 November 1993 – 9 January 1994)

                        Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

1992                Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland. Franz Erhard Walther. Übergänge seitlich °
                          Innenmodellierung. (22 February – 26 April)

                        Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany.

1991                Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany.

                        Galleria Victoria Miro, Florence.

                        Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg.

                        John Weber Gallery, New York.

                        Modulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

                        Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

                        Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris.

                        Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg.

1990                The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

                        Villa Arson Nice, Centre National d’Art contemporain, France.
                          (20 April – 20 May) (catalogue)

                        Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

                        Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany.

                        University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, California.
                          (10 February – 17 March)

                        Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal.

1989                Wiener Secession, Vienna.

                        Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.

                        Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

                        Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris.

                        Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

1988                Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg.

                        Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles.

                        John Weber Gallery, New York.

                        Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva.

1987                Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Germany.

1984                Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

                        Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany.

1982                Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany.

                        Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.

                        Kunstraum München, Germany. (catalogue)

1981                Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

                        Nationalgalerie Berlin, Werke 1961-1978.    

1980                Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany. Koerperraum Ungleicher
                          Raum, richtungsverschieden.

                        Städtisches Kunstmusuem Bonn, Germany, Arbeiten 1957-1963.

                        Kunstverein St. Gallen, Switzerland.

                        Galerie Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

1979                Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich. Vier Flaeschen.

1978                Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany. 30 Elemente.

1977                XIV. Bienal Internacional dè São Paulo, Brazil.

                        Wallraf-Richard-Museum and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

1976                Kunsthalle Baden, Germany.

                        Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt.

                        Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.

                        Kunstraum München, Germany.

1975                Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany.

                        Galerie Repassage, Warsaw.

1974                Galerie Klein, Bonn, Germany.

                        Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany. Grosses Buch 1.

1973                Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany.

                        Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany.

                        Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther.          
                          Diagrammzeichnungen zu Stücken aus dem 1. Werksatz 1963-1969. 

                        Vanier College + Vehicule Art, Montréal, Québec.

                        Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich. Achtundzwanzig Entwürfe.

1972                Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

                        Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany.

                        Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther.
                          Frühe Arbeiten 1995-1963.

                        Videogalerie Gerry Schum, Düsseldorf. Proportionsbestimmung 1 und
                          Proportionsbestimmung 2.

                        Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany.

1971                Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany. Sammlung Karl Stroher.
                          Der 1. Werksatz. (permanent exhibition 1970-1981)

                        Heiner Friedrich, Munich.

1970                Museum of Modern Art, New York (with Michael Asher, Larry Bell, Dan Flavin,
                          Robert Morris, and the Pulsa group). SPACES. (December 1969 – March 1970)

1969                Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany.

                        Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany.

                        Studio f, Ulm, Germany

                        Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg.

                        Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich. Teil aus dem 1.Werksatz.

1968                Galerie Zwirner, Cologne. Demonstration of 1.Werksatz. Organized by
                          Galerie Zwirner and Kasper König                          

1967                Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich.

1966                Galerie Aachen, Germany. Demonstration of parts of 1.Werksatz.
                          With Jörg Immendorff.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022                Bridget Donahue, New York. CATECHISM.
                          (8 June – 31 July)

                        Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Garmenting: Costume As
                          Contemporary Art. (12 March – 14 August)                       

                        Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis. Assembly Required.
                          (4 March – 31 July)

                        Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston. Parts and Time.
                          (13 January – 24 February)

2021                Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea Osvaldo Licini, Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Grandi
                          Collezioni 02. Collezione Ghigi. Curated by Alessandro Zechini.
                          (27 March – 12 June)

                        Franc Franche-Comté / exposition collective, France. Danser sur un volcan.
                          (20 March – 19 September)

2019                r/e projects, Madrid. Entre las Líneas: Selected works from the r/e collection.
                          (1 March – 24 May)

2018                International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador. Universes in Universe.
                          (23 November 2018 – 3 February 2019)

                        National Gallery Singapore. Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.
                          (16 November 2018 – 14 April 2019)

                        Biblioteque Nacional, Paris. Make it New. Conversations with medieval art.
                          Carte blache to Jan Dibbets. (6 November – 10 February)

                        Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. Flat Out: Works on Paper, 1960-2000.
                          (14 October 2018 – 1 April 2019)

                        Kaufmann Repetto, New York. The Big BFG.
                          (6 September – 20 October)

                        Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany. 50 Years of Avant-garde.
                          (5 May – 19 August)

                        Bogota Cultural Center, Miguel Urrutia Art Museum, Bogotá.
                          The Dream of Reason. (26 April – 13 August)

                        Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany. Sexy & Cool. Minimal goes emotional.
                          Curated by Nicole Fritz. (24 March – 1 July)                       

                        Wentrup Gallery, Berlin. Papier. Salon.
                          (13 January – 23 February)

2017                Spazio MUT, Fiorano, Italy. Think of this as a Window. Curated by Sarah
                          Cosulich. (25 September 2017 – 23 February 2018)

                        Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, Italy. Corners / In Between.
                          (22 September – 28 October)

                        Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany. The Event of a Thread.
                          (1 September – 3 December)

                        La Biennale di Venezia | 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice.
                          Viva Arte Viva. Curated by Christine Macel. (13 May – 26 November)

                        Castello di Rivoli and GAM Torino, Turin, Italy. Colori.
                          (14 March – 23 July)

                        König Galerie, Berlin. Chapter 1: The Brutalist Ideal.
                          (20 January – 12 February)

                        Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Vantablack.
                          (24 June – 29 July)

                        The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen Germany. Thinking Action.
                          (2 June – 29 October)

2014                Kunstsaele Berlin. Panoramic Ave.
                          (20 September – 8 November)                      

                        Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. artevida (politica).
                          (27 June – 21 September)

                        MARTa Herford, Marta Intermezzo, Germany. Museum in Motion.
                          (8 June – 15 June)

                        Collection Lambert, Avignon. The Disappearance of the fireflies.
                          (18 May – 25 November)

                        Gesso Artspace, Vienna. Franz Erhard Walther/ Martin Boyce.
                          (14 May – 15 June)

                        Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia. The Paths of German Art from
                          1949 to the present. (23 April – 7 September)

                        Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Room Service.
                          (22 March – 22 June)

                        Marino Marini Museum, Florence. The warm statues / sculpture – body – action,
                          1945-2013. (20 January – 8 March)

2013                Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Berlin. The Sixties: Art and Culture of the 60ies
                          in Germany. (15 September – 12 November)

                        Gallery Labor, Mexico City. L’instinct oublié.
                          (19 January – 2 March)

                        Bien communs III, Mamco, Genève. Cycle L’Éternel Détour,
                          sequence printemps 2013. (20 February – 5 May)

2012                KOW, Berlin. BELIEVERS.
                          (10 November 2012 – 3 February 2013)

                        Museum of Modern Art, New York. Eyes Closed/Eyes Open:
                          Recent Acquisitions in Drawings. (8 August 2012 – 7 January 2013)

                        Museion, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Bolzano, Italy.
                          Museion meets Migros. (5 October 2012 – 7 April 2013)

                        Museion, Bolzano. 20th Century Remix.
                          (5 October 2012 – 7 April 2013)

                        30th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil.

                        Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ends of the Earth: Art of the
                          Land to 1974. (1 April – 30 July)

                        Daimler Kunst Sammlung. Minimalism in Germany. The Sixites II.
                          (31 March – 23 September)

                        Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris. Autobiographies.
                          (15 March)

                        Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany. 25 Year Anniversary Exhibition.
                          (January)

2011                Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Locus Solus. Impresiones de
                          Raymond Roussel. (25 October 2011 – 27 February 2012). Exhibition travelled:
                          Museu Serralves, Porto. (April – September)        

                        Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany. Beyond Gestaltung.
                          (10 September – 6 November)

                        Galerie Jocelyn Wolf, Paris. William Anastasi, Billy Apple, Ben, Katinka
                          Bock, Georges Brecht, Robert Filliou, Ludwig Gosewitz, Tomas Schmit,
                          Franz Erhard Walther. (8 January – 5 March)

2010                Hayward Gallery, London. Move: Choreographing You.
                           (3 October 2010 – 9 January 2011)

                        Galerie Kasten, Mannheim, Germany. DIES UND DAS.
                          (5 December 2010 – 23 January 2011)

                        401 Contemporary, London. Hulahoop.
                          (17 September – 30 October)

                        Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. Au verso des
                          images: Franz Erhard Walther, 9/35. (2 June – 19 September)                          

2009                Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan. It Rests by Changing.
                          (18 September – 14 November)    

                        Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Underline.

                        Galerie Skopia, Geneva. Days & Decades, 20th Anniversary.

                        Secession, Vienna. The Death of the Audience.
                          (3 July – 30 August)

                        Atelier des Arques, France. L.A.09. Curated by Rainer Oldendorf.
                          (May)

                        Musée Cantonal des Beaux‑Arts, Lausanne. Hespérides II.
                          (28 – 30 May)

                        Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California. Art of Two Germanys/ Cold War
                          Cultures. (25 January – 19 April)

                        Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany. 1968. Die Große Unschuld. (15 March – 2 August)

                        Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. Dressed. Art en vogue.

                        Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany. Wuppertal now.

2008                Tate Modern, London. The Living Currency. (26 – 27 January)

                        Zwirner and Wirth, New York. Minimal and Conceptual Art in Europe from the
                          Collection of Helga and Walter Lauffs. (5 November – 20 December)

                        Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris. Performances in
                          Cour Carrée du Louvre.

                        Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. Mind Expanders: Performative Körper um ’68.
                          (25 July ­– November 2009)

                        Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany. Faltungen in der Gegenwartskunst
                          (Falling Right into Place: the Fold in Contemporary Art). (2 March – 25 May)

                        Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. Gehen Bleiben.

                        Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Berlin. Private / Corporate V.
                          (20 June – 21 September)

2007                Galerie Skopia, Geneva. Texere II.   

                        Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin. Short Distance To Now.

                        Pergamonmuseum, Berlin. Das abc der Bilder (The ABC’s of Pictures).
                          (27 June – 9 September)

                        ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, Klio. Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika
                          nach 1945 (Clio. A short history of art in Euramerica after 1945).
                          (15 June 2007 – 20 April 2008)

                        Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany. Das schwarze Quadrat (The Black Square:
                          Hommage à Malevich). (23 March – 10 June) 

                        Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. cycle Rolywholyover,
                          premier épisode: onamatterpoetic. Franz Erhard Walther: Werklager nouvelle
                          presentation. (21 February – 6 May)

                        Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden, Germany. EINblicke VI.
                          (December 2007 – January 2008)

2006                Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany. Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre
                          100 Köpfe (What is sculpture? 100 years - 100 heads).
                          (10 September 2006 – 28 January 2007)

                        Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
                          Art on Paper. (12 November 2006 – 21 January 2007)

                        City Gallery, Prague. What would I be without you....

                        Musée de Grenoble, France. Choix d'oeuvres graphiques.

                        Galerien der Stadt, Esslingen, Germany. Minimal Illusions.

                        Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan. Conversation with Art, on
                          Art: Bauhaus to contemporary art from the DaimlerChrysler Art Collection
                          (8 January – 26 March) 

2005                La Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain Annemasse, Haute-Savoie-France.
                          Une journée particulière. (1 April – 4 June)

                        Busch‑Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. Dependent Objects.

2004                 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, Beyond Geometry.
                          Exhibition travelled: Lowe Art Museum, Miami.

                        Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken,Germany, Étrangement proche /
                          Seltsam vertraut

2003                Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan. On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the
                          DaimlerChrysler Collection. (29 October 2003 – 18 January 2004). Exhibition
                          travelled: Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa; National Gallery, Cape Town.

                        Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. Ready to Shoot.
                          (14 December 2003 – 14 March 2004)

2002                Musee de Grenoble. L’art d’aujourd’hui: un choix dans la collection du Fonds
                          national d’art contemporain.

                        Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologia / Center for Art and Media
                          Karlsruhe, Germany. Iconoclash. Jenseits der Reprasentationskrise.

                        Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. Some Chromes.

2001                DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin. F 2001.

                        Van Anatol tot Zush, Institut Sint-Mariao, Antwerp. Shoes or no Shoes?.
                          Exhibition travelled: Caermersklooster Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en
                          Cultuur, Ghent.        

                        Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. Szenenwechsel XIX, 1.Werksatz
                          1963 ‑ 1969 und Wortbilder 1957/58.

                        Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. Verso: The Flip Side of
                          Master Drawings.

                        Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France,
                          La Collection Bretagne. L'Art de notre temps, Les vingt ans du Frac Bretagne.

                        Guardini Galerie, Berlin. Deutsche Kunst der Gegenwart aus der
                          Sammlung, ‘Das Plateau’.

2000                Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain de Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
                          Espaces de circonstances. (25 November 2000 – 27 January 2001)

1999                Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. De Verzameling / The
                          Collection III. De keuze van Jean Leering / The Choice of Jean Leering
                          Aanwinsten uit de periode 1964‑1973 /Acquisitions from the period / 1964‑1973.

                        Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
                          Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland.

1998                The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles.
                          Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949‑1979.
                          Exhibition travelled: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna;
                          Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

                        Wiener Secession, Vienna. Secession ‑ das Jahrhundert der            
                          künstlerischen Freiheit. Exhibition travelled: Rudolfinum, Prague.

                        Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany. Skulptur und
                          Zeichnung im 20. Jahrhundert.

1997                Guggenheim Museum, New York. Art / Fashion.

                        Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Ein Blick zurück. 50 ausgewählte Erwerbungen
                          1975‑1997. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz,
                          Berlin.

                        Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin. Kunst aus einem geteilten Land.

1996                Biennale di Firenze, Florence. Il tempo e la moda/ Looking at Fashion.

1995                CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux. Attitudes /Sculptures 1963‑1972.

1994                Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland. Prospect / Retrospect.

                        Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
                          The Body as Measure.

1992                Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Germany. Schwerpunkt Skulptur.Werke aus den letzten
                          drei Jahrzehnten.

                        Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt, Austria. Shapes and Positions.
                          Exhibition travelled: Museum Fridericianum, Kasse, Austria.

                        Kunst‑ und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn,
                          Germany, Räume für Kunst. Europäische Museumsarchitektur der
                          Gegenwart. Exhibition travelled: Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum
                          Joanneum, Graz, Germany; Groninger Museum,Groningen, Germany;
                          Kestner‑Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany.

1991                Witte de With, Rotterdam. Facts and Rumours.

1989                Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Object, Site, Sensation:
                          New German Sculpture.

                        Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna. Wiener Diwan.

                        Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal. Blickpunkte.

1988                Charlottenborg Kobenhavn, Copenhagen. De facto.

1987                documenta 8, Kassel, Germany.

1986                Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. New German Art: Wild visionary spectral.
                          Exhibition travelled: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; National Art Gallery,
                          Wellington, New Zealand.

                        Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Ooghoogte ‑ Eye level.
                          Van Abbemuseum 1936-1986.

1985                Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. First Exhibition – Dialogue on Contemporary
                          Art in Europe. Exhibition travelled: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent,
                          Belgium; Nationalgalerie Berlin; Staatliche Museenm Preußischer Kulturbesitz,
                          Berlin; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome; Museum Boymans ‑ van
                          Beuningen, Rotterdam; Sonja Henie‑Niels Onstad Foundations, Oslo; Centro de
                          Arte Moderna, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

                        Nationalgalerie Berlin. 1945‑1985 Kunst in der Bundesrepublik
                          Deutschland. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche Museen Preußischer
                          Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

1984                Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy. Ouverture / Arte contemporanea.

                        Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. L'Art et le Temps, Regards sur la
                          Quatrième Dimension.

1983                San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Sculpture from Germany.
                          Exhibition travelled: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston; The Winnipeg Art
                          Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada; Archer M.
                          Huntington Art Gallery, Austin; Queens Museum, New York. 

1982                documenta 7, Kassel, Germany.

                        Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
                          Hommage à Barnett Newman.

1981                ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui.

                        Messehallen, Cologne. Westkunst. Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939.

1977                Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark. Pejling af tysk kunst.

                        Institut d'art contemporain de Montréal. 03 23 03. Premières rencontres
                          internationales d'art contemporain. Exhibition travelled: Galerie Nationale du
                          Canada, Ottawa; documenta 6, Kassel, Germany.

1974                Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. 1949 - 1974. 25 Jahre Kunst in der
                          Bundes‑republik Deutschland.

1972                documenta 5, Kassel, Germany.

1969                Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. When Attitudes Become Form. Exhibition travelled:
                          Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

                        Wallraf‑Richartz‑Museum, Cologne, Kunst der sechziger Jahre.
                          Deutsche Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst / Nationalgalerie Berlin,
                          Sammlung. 1968 Karl Ströher. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche Museen
                          Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf;
                          Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.

 

AWARDS

2022                Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse [Federal Cross of Merit, 1st class],
                         Wiesbaden, Germany.

2017                Golden Lion for the Best Artist of the Exhibition Viva Arte Viva,
                          La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice.

2016                Aachen Art Prize 2016, Aachen, Germany.

 

TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2013                Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich. Symposium, Drawing as Knowledge:
                          Franz Erhard Walther: Lecture, draws the head, the hand thinks. (10 October)

                        National School of Fine Arts, Lyon. Lecture / Teaching Class / Work
                          Demonstration. (3 – 6 December)                       

                        Hochschule Fur Bildende kunste, 100 Year Anniversary of the HfBK Hamburg.
                          Panel Discussion with Ute Meta Bauer and Michael Diers. (11 October)

                        Bochum University, Germany. Book Presentation together with Work Activation /  
                          Exhibition Copies First Work Set. (18 October)

                        Hamburger Banhof, Berlin. Work Activation with 'Handlungsbuch'. (23 October)

                        The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Franz Erhard Walther: First Work Set.
                          (25 January)

2012                Drawing Room, London. Conversation: Franz Erhard Walther and
                          Hans Ulrich Obrist. (7 March)

                        Universitat der Kunste, Berlin. Strategic Art. (24 February)             
                          Dia:Chelsea, New York. Christian Rattemeyer on Franz Erhard Walther.
                          (12 February)

                        Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany. Artist Talk/Event.
                          (6 February)

2011                Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany. Round Table with Gotz Adriani
                          and Daniel Schreiber. (16 November)

                        Centre Pompidou, Paris. Artist Talk/Performance.
                          (3 November)

                        Frieze Art Fair, London. Artist Talk: Franz Erhard Walther and
                          John Bock. (15 October)

                        Dia:Chelsea, New York. Conversation: Franz Erhard Walther and
                          Jennifer Winkworth. (19 September)

                        Dia:Beacon, New York. Colloquium: Franz Erhard Walther. (17 September)

2010                Dia:Beacon, New York. Franz Erhard Walther in conversation
                          with Yasmil Raymondu. (3 October)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Deutsche Bank Collection
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France
Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone Alpes, France
Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Germany
Kunstmuseum Luzerne, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois
Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Walther, Franz Erhard. Werkmonographie (Auf dem Vorsatzpapier Besitzerangabe, Cologne,
  1972). Edited by Götz Adriani.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Diagramme zum 1. Werksatz, exh. cat. (Kunstraum München,
  Munich, 1976). Texts by Hermann Kern, C. Vogel & F. E. Walther.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Arbeiten 1969‑1976. 2. Werksatz 1972, exh. cat. (XIV. Int.  
  Biennale São Paolo 1977, São Paolo, 1977)

Arbeiten 1959‑1963 (Bibliographie& Ausstellungsverzeichnis, Bonn, 1980). Texts                          
  by Gisbert Seng, Karl‑Otto Götz & Dirk Stemmler.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Organon (Klagenfurt, 1983). Texts by Franz Erhard Walther,
  Michael Linger & Arnulf Rohsmann

Walther, Franz Erhard. Denkraum Werkraum/Über Akademie und Lehre. (Regensburg, 1993)

Walther, Franz Erhard. Antwort der Körper (Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 1993). Three volumes.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Mit dem Körper sehen. Werkentwicklung / Werkbeispiele
  1957‑97, exh. cat. (Gera, 1997). Texts by Ulrike Rüdiger, Gunnar Gerlach.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Ich bin die Skulptur (Kunstverein Hannover, Vonderau Museum Fulda,
  Hannover, 1998)

Walther, Franz Erhard. Der Kopf zeichnet. Die Hand denkt. (Ostfildern 1999). 
  Texts by F. E. Walther, Twiehaus, Pohl.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Orte der Entstehung – Orte der Wirkung, Ausstellungen   
  1962 – 2000 (Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2000)

Walther, Franz Erhard. The New Alphabet 1990 ‑ 1996 (Lehmbruck Museum Zentrum
  internationaler Skulptur, 2001)

Halley, Peter. Franz Erhard Walther: Work needs the body – A Strong Misreading
  (Vonderau Museum Fulda, 2003)

 

REVIEWS

Smith, Roberta. “A Time to Play, in a Flashback to the ’70s Art World” New York       
  Times: Art and Design (27 April 2010)