Simon Wachsmuth

SIMON WACHSMUTH
b. 1964, Hamburg, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION

1986-1995    Study of Visual Media Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
1984-1986    Study of Painting, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
1982-1985    Acting and Theatre Directing, Studio Tenger, Vienna, Austria

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   Dramatization, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2017   Some Descriptive Acts, Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015   Dokumente. Monumente, 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
2014   Analogon, Musee de Valence & art3, Valence, France
2013   Signatures, Galerie Cora Hölzel & EY-5, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008   Mnemosyne, Steinle Contemporary, Munich, Germany
            Eight Minutes, Galerie Hohenlohe, Vienna, Austria
            Demonstration IV, Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007   A Way of Considering Two Things Together, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New
            Zealand
2006   the things that I once saw I now can see no more, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria
2005   Demonstration, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
2004   Of Copying, Galerie Hohenlohe und Kalb, Vienna, Austria
2003   Earlgrey, Galerie Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf, Germany
2001   Rain, Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2018   Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, curated by Ruth Noack, Institute for
            Provocation, Beijing, China
            Vorvorgestern, curator: Franziska Lesàk, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Austria
            Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, curated by Ruth Noack Lítost Gallery,
            Prague, Czechia
            Warum Kunst, kunsthalle weishaupt & Museum Ulm, Germany
            Statues Also Die / Anche le statue muoiono, Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re
            Rebaudengo, Musei Reali, Turin, Italy
            Mobile Worlds, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2017   Pax Optima Rerum, Marta-Preis der Wemhöner Stiftung, Marta Herford Museum, Herford,
            Germany
            A Thousand Roaring Beasts: Display Devices for a Critical Modernity, Centro Andaluz de
            Arte Contemporáneo Sevilla, Spain
 2016  Body luggage, migration of gestures, Steirischer Herbst, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
            Suzhou Documents, Suzhou Museum of Art, Suzhou, China
            Steinle Revisited, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
2015   Trading Places (participation and co-curator), L40 Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxeburg-Platz,
            Berlin,            Germany; MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
            Agora & Gabe, MIET, Thessaloniki, Greece
2013   Archäologie?! Spurensuche in der Gegenwart, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria
            Andere Ordnungen, Haus für die Kunst, Stiftung Wortelkamp, Haselbach, Germany
            Cumuli – vom Sammenln der Dinge [participation and co-curator], L40, Berlin, Germany
            On ne connaît les chiffres que d’un côté du plan,art3, Valence, France
            Einszehn, Zweizehn, Dreizehn (together with Frances Scholz), Kunstverein
            Friedrichshafen und Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
2012   Lieber Aby Warburg, was tun mit Bildern?, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen,
            Germany
            Garden of Learning, Busan-Biennale, Busan, South Korea
            Economy: Picasso, Musee Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
2010   Atlas, or How to Carry the World on One´s Back, curator: Georges Didi-Huberman, Museo
            Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain;ZKM,
            Karlsruhe,  Germany;Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2010   To the Arts, Citizens!, Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal
            Seven little Mistakes, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy
            Squatting, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
            Tanzimat, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2009   What Keeps Mankind Alive, 11. Istanbul Biennial , Istanbul, Turkey
            Die Ruhe ist ein spezieller Fall der Bewegung, Kunstmuseum Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
            Reduction & Suspense, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
2007   DOCUMENTA 12, Documenta, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2006   Liminal Spaces, GFZK, Leipzig, Germany Soleil Noir, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg,
            Vienna
2005   Kritische Gesellschaften, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
            The Government, Be what you want but stay where you are, Witte de With, Rotterdam,
            Netherlands 
2004   The Government: How do we want to be governed, Miami Art Central, Miami, USA
            Handlungen, die Handlungen setzen, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg,
            Germany
2003   Interieur/Exterieur, Remise, Bludenz, Austria
2002   Organisational Forms, Galeria SKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Hochschule für Grafik und
            Buckunst, Leipzig, Germany
2001   The Subject and Power, Haus der Künstler, Moscow, Russia
2000   Emerging Artists, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria

PROFESSORSHIPS

2012               Visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2014–15        Visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
2015–17        Interim professor at the Bauhaus- Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany

AWARDS | SCHOLARSHIPS

2016   Outstanding Artist Award, Price of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
2016   Marta Prize of the Wemhöner Stiftung, MARTA Museum Herford
2004   Künstlerhaus Schloß Bleckede, Niedersächsisches Landesstipendium, Germany
2013   Otto Mauer Prize, Vienna, Austria
1989   Prix Ars-Electronica, award in Computer Animation, Linz, Austria


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Marta Herford, Herford (Germany)
Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nürnberg (Germany)
Lentos Museum, Linz (Austria)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Stift Admont, (Austria)
MUSA, Art collection of the city of Vienna (Austria)
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, 21er Haus, Vienna (Austria)
Collection Reydan Weiss, Essen/Düsseldorf (Germany)
Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn (Germany)
Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz (Austria)
Collection UniCredit (former Bank Austria), Wien (Austria)
Art Collection of the Federal Chancellery (Austria)