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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
1962-64 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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
• Fundacion Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City. Franz Erhard Walther.
(12 May – 16 September 2018)
• Estancia FEMSA Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City. Franz Erhard Walther
(12 May – 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 Nürnberg, Nüremberg, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther. Probenähungen: Nürnberger Raum.
(13 January – Ongoing)

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

2015
• Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, United States. Franz Erhard Walther: The Body Draws (31 Oct 2015 – 6 March 2016)
• Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France. Franz Erhard Walther. (30 May – 27 June 2015)
• MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The Architecture Decides. (7 March – 31 May 2015)

2014
• CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France. The Body Decides. (November 13, 2014 – March 8 2015)
• WIELS Centre d’art Contemporain, Bruxelles. The Body Decides. (20 February – 11 May 2014)

2013
• KOW, Berlin. Body Shapes. (30 November 2013 – 13 February 2014)
• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Franz Erhard Walther. (31 October – 20 December 2013)
• Galerie Stadtpark, Krems. Short Term Stability. (22 June – 10 August, 2013)
• Kunstforum Baloise, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland. Franz Erhard Walther: Werkzeichnungen.
(12 June - 1 November 2013)
• Vonderau Museum, Fulda. Planzeichnungen. (16 May - 4 August 2013
• Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr–Universität Bochum, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther. Perpetuum mobile: Lager, Sockel, Handlung. (26 April – 1 September 2013)
• Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Franz Erhard Walther. (24 March - 23 June 2013)

2012
• Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Raum durch Handlung. (26 May - 9 September 2012)
• The Drawing Room, London, Franz Erhard Walther: DRAWINGS Frame / Line / Action / Drawn Novel.
(8 March - 28 April 2012)

2011
• SKOPIA, Geneva, Franz Erhard Walther. (19 November - 7 January 2012)
• Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Sternenstaub, herausgehoben (The Dust of Stars, Accentuated).
(4 November - 23 December 2011)
• 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 2011)

2010
• Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin, Franz Erhard Walther (5 December 2010 23 January 2011)
• Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, Art Kabinett: Franz Erhard Walther (2 December - 5 December 2010)
• Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York, Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action (2 October 2010 - 13 February 2012)
• Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, 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 2010)
• Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, De l'origine de la sculpture, 1958 2009
(17 February - 2 May 2010)

2009
• Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Franz Erhard Walther (1 July - 2 August 2009)
• Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Skulptur Antwortet (9 May - 26 July 2009)
• Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin, KOW ISSUE 1 (17 February - 2 May 2009)

2008
• Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Franz Erhard Walther (21 May - 28 July 2008)
• CAC Brétigny, Brétigny sur Orge, France, Franz Erhard Walther: “1.Werksatz” (1963-1969)
(10 February - 29 March 2008)

2007
• Scène Nationale d'Orléans, Orléans, France, Alphabet der skulptur (April – June 2007)
• Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria, Frühe Werke: 1957/1963 (27 September - 10 November 2007)

2006
• Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Franz Erhard Walther.

2005
• Galerie der HFBK, Hamburg, Walther vor Walther (17 October – 30 October 2005)
• Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Franz Erhard Walther - Wortbilder 1957/1958
• Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Franz Erhard Walther - Neue Werkgruppe
• Gallery 360, Tokyo, Japan.

2004
• Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

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, Hannover Germany, Franz Erhard Walther: ich bin die skulptur (I am the sculpture)
(17 March - 26 April 1998)
• Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (permanent exhibition)
• Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Frank Erhard Walther. Gelenke im Ruam. Werke 1963-1998
(13 March -1 June 1998)
• 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, Germany

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, Lucerne, Switzerland, Franz Erhard Walther. Übergänge seitlich  Innenmodellierung
(22 February - 26 April 1992)
• Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

1991
• Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany
• Galleria Victoria Miro, Florence, Italy
• Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
• John Weber Gallery, New York
• Modulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
• Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
• Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris
• Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

1990
• The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
• Villa Arson Nice, Centre National d’Art contemporain, Nice, France (20 April - 20 May) (catalog)
• Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
• University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, California (10 February - 17 March)
• Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Québec

1989
• Wiener Secession, Vienna,
• Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
• Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
• Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris
• Victoria Miro Gallery, London

1988
• Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
• Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
• John Weber Gallery, New York
• Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland

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, Munich, Germany (catalog)

1981
• Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
• 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, Germany, Vier Flaeschen

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

1977
• XIV. Bienal Internacional dè São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
• Wallraf-Richard-Museum and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

1976
• Kunsthalle Baden, Germany
• Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
• Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
• Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany

1975
• Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
• Galerie Repassage, Warsaw, Poland

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, Germany, 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, Dusseldorf, Germany, 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, Germany

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, Düsseldorf, Germany
• Studio f, Ulm, Germany
• Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg, Germany
• Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany, Teil aus dem 1.Werksatz

1968
• Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, Germany, (Demonstration of 1.Werksatz, organized by Galerie Zwirner and Kasper König)

1967
• Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany

1966
• Galerie Aachen, Aachen, Germany (Demonstration of parts of1. Werksatz with Jörg Immendorff)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
• Kunsthalle Tübingen , Germany. Sexy & Cool. Minimal goes emotional.
Curated by Nicole Fritz (24 March – 1 July)
• Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 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)
• La Biennale di Venezia | 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy.Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel. (13 May – 26 November 2017)
• Castello di Rivoli and GAM Torino, Turin, Italy. Colori. (14 March – 23 July 2017)
• König Galerie, Berlin, Germany. Chapter 1: The Brutalist Ideal. (20 January – 12 February)
• Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France. Vantablack. (24 June- 29 July)

2014
• Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin. Panoramic Ave. (20 September – 8 November 2014)
• Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. artevida (politica). ( 27 June – 21 September 2014)
• MARTa Herford, Marta Intermezzo. Museum in Motion. (8 June – 15 June 2014)
• Collection Lambert, Avignon. The Disappearance of the fireflies. (18 May – 25 November 2014)
• Gesso Artspace, Vienna. Franz Erhard Walther/ Martin Boyce. (14 May – 15 June 2014)
• Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the present.
(23 April – 7 September 2014)
• Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Room Service. (22 March – 22 June 2014)
• Marino Marini Museum, Florence. The warm statues / sculpture – body – action, 1945-2013.
(20 January – 8 March 2014)

2013
• Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Berlin, Germany. The Sixties: Art and Culture of the 60ies in Germany.
(15 September - 12 November 2013)
• Gallery Labor, Mexico City. L’instinct oublié (January 19 March 2 2013)
• Bien communs III, Mamco, Genève. Cycle L’Éternel Détour, sequence printemps 2013
(20 February – 5 May 2013)

2012
• KOW, Berlin, Germany. BELIEVERS (Nov 10, 2012–Feb 3, 2013)
• MoMA, 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
(October 5 2012 April 7, 2013)
• Museion, Bolzano, 20th Century Remix (5 October 2012 - 7 April 2013)
• 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, 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, Tübingen, Germany, 25 year Anniversary Exhibition (January)

2011
• Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel (25 October - 27 February 2012). Exhibition travelled: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (April - September)
• Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany, Beyond Gestaltung (10 September - 6 November)
• Galerie Jocelyn Wolf, Paris, France. 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 May – 30 May)
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Art of Two Germanys/ Cold War Cultures
(25 January - 19 April)
• Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, 1968. Die Große Unschuld (15 March - 2 August)
• Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dressed. Art en vogue
• von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, Wuppertal now.

2008
• Tate Modern, London, The Living Currency (26 January - 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 (FIAC), Paris, performances in Cour Carrée du Louvre
• Museum Moderner Kunst (MOMUK), 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, 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 présentation (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 - 21 January 2007)
• City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 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, Tokyo, 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, Massachusetts, Dependent Objects

2004
• Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the DaimlerChrysler Collection (29 October - 18 January 2004). Exhibition travelled: Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa and the National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Beyond Geometry. Exhibition travelled: Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida
• Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, Ready to Shoot (14 December - 14 March 2004)
• Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken,Germany, Étrangement proche / Seltsam vertraut

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, Massachusetts, Some Chromes

2001
• DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, F 2001
• Van Anatol tot Zush, Institut Sint-Mariao, Antwerp, Belgium, Shoes or no Shoes? Exhibition travelled: Caermersklooster Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Ghent, Belgium
• Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, Szenenwechsel XIX, 1.Werksatz 1963 1969 und Wortbilder 1957/58
• Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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 (FRAC), 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, Berlin, 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, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
• Wiener Secession, Vienna, Secession das Jahrhundert der künstlerischen Freiheit. Exhibition travelled: Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
• 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, France, Attitudes /Sculptures 1963 1972

1994
• Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, Prospect / Retrospect
• Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, The Body as Measure

1992
• Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, 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, The Netherlands, 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, 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, The Netherlands; Sonja Henie Niels Onstad Foundations, Oslo, Norway; Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
• 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, San Francisco, Sculpture from Germany. Exhibition travelled: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas; Queens Museum, New York

1982
• documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
• Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Hommage à Barnett Newman

1981
• ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 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, Montreal, 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: StaatlicheMuseen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

AWARDS

2017
• Golden Lion for the Best Artist of the Exhibition Viva Arte Viva,
• La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
• 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. 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, Dia Art Foundation, New York, Christian Rattemeyer on Franz Erhard Walther (12 February)
• Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, Artist Talk/Event (6 February)

2011
• Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, German, Round Table with Gotz Adriani and Daniel Schreiber (16 November)
• Centre Pompidou, Paris, Artist Talk/Preformance (3 November)
• Frieze Art Fair, London, Artist Talk: Franz Erhard Walther and John Bock (15 October)
• Dia:Chelsea, Dia Art Foundation, New York, Conversation: Franz Erhard Walther and Jennifer Winkworth
(19 September)
• Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York, Colloquium: Franz Erhard Walther (17 September)

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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
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, Portugal
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone Alpes, Villeurbanne, 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
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Van Abbemuseum, 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)