BIOGRAPHY

Ugo Rondinone

Born in 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland
Lives and works in New York, US

www.ugorondinone.com


Education

1990      BA, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
 a sky . a sea . distant mountains . horses . spring ., sadie coles hq, london, uk
feeling the void and the rhone, kunsthalle marcel duchamp, cully, switzerland
a wall. a door. a tree. a lightbulb. winter., sørlandets kunstmuseum, kristiansand, norway

2020
nuns and monks, sant’andrea de scaphis, rome, italy
nuns and monks, esther schipper, berlin, germany
nuns and monks, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, swizterland
poetry,two person exhibition with john dilg, the national exemplar gallery, iowa city, us

2019
thanx 4 nothing, gladstone gallery, new york, us
a wall. seven windows. four people. three trees. some clouds. one sun, kamel mennour, paris, france
everyone gets lighter, kunsthalle helsinki, helsinki, finland
sunny days, guild hall, new york, us
thanx 4 nothing, carré d’art, chapelle des jésuites, nîmes, france
still (with peter halley), modern art, london, uk
earthing, kukje gallery, seoul, korea

2018     
the true, the contemporary austin, austin, texas, us
liverpool mountain, tate liverpool, liverpool, uk
clockwork for oracles, phillips paris, france
the radiant, malta international contemporary art space, se maison gardens, floriana, malta
drifting clouds, gladstone gallery, new york, us
your age and my age and the age of the sun, fundación casa wabi, puerto escondido, mexico
 
2017
vocabulary of solitude, arken museum of modern art, ishøj, denmark
moonrise. east. july, aspen art museum, aspen, us
good evening beautiful blue, bass museum of art, miami, us
the sun, châeau de versailles, versailles, france
flower moon, bristol hotel, paris, france
where do we go from here, the istanbul biennial, istanbul
everyone gets lighter, pilevneli gallery, istanbul
i ♥ john giorno, various institutions, new york, us
the sky over manhattan, sky art, new york, us
the world just makes me laugh, berkeley art museum and pacific film archive, berkeley, us
let’s start this day again, contemporary arts center, cincinnati, us
winter moon, museo nazionale delle arti del xxi secolo, rome, italy
your age and my age and the age of the rainbow, the garage museum of contemporary art, moscow, russia

2016
everytime the sun comes up, place vendôme, paris, france
two men contemplating the moon 1830, esther schipper gallery, berlin, germany
miami mountain, bass museum of art, miami, us
the sun at 4pm, gladstone gallery, new york, us
giorni d’oro + notti d’argento, macro testaccio and mercati di traiano, rome, italy
becoming soil, carré d’art-musée d’art contemporain, nîmes, france
seven magic mountains, art production fund and nevada museum of art, reno, us
vocabulary of solitude, museum boijmans van beuningen, rotterdam, the netherlands
primordial, gladstone gallery, brussels, belgium
moonrise sculptures, the institute of contemporary art/boston, boston, us
windows, poems, and stars, la caja negra, madrid, spain

2015
i ♥ john giorno, palais de tokyo, paris, france
clouds + mountains + waterfalls, sadie coles hq, london, uk
feelings, kukje gallery, seoul, korea
walls + windows + doors, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
golden days and silver nights, seven artists from the john kaldor family collection, art gallery of new south wales, sydney, australia
artists and poets, curated by ugo rondinone, wiener secession, vienna, austria
clouds, galerie krobath, vienna, austria

2014
breathe walk die, rockbund art museum, shanghai, china
naturaleza humana, museo anahuacalli, coyoacán, mexico

2013
human nature, public art fund, rockefeller plaza, new york, us
we run through a desert on burning feet, all of us are glowing our faces look twisted, art institute of chicago, chicago, us
thank you silence, m museum, leuven, belgium
pure moonlight, almine rech gallery, paris, france
primal, esther schipper, berlin, germany
soul, gladstone gallery, new york, us
soul, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
primal, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
poems, sorry we’re closed, brussels, belgium
fatima center for contemporary culture, monterrey, mexico
 
2012
primitive, the common guild, glasgow, scotland
pure sunshinet, sadie coles hq, london, uk
nude, museum of cycladic art, athens, greece
wisdom?peace?blank?all of this?, kunsthistorisches museum, theseustempel, vienna, austria
the moth poem and the holy forest, galerie krobath, vienna, austria
 
2011
we are poems, gladstone gallery, brussels, belgium
new horizon, almine rech gallery, brussels, belgium
we are poems, palais an der oper, munich, germany
kiss now kill later, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
we run through a desert on burning feet, all of us are glowing our faces look twisted, art basel, art parcours, basel, switzerland
outside my window, peder lund fine art, oslo, norway
 
2010
ibm building, new york, us
turn back time. let's start this day again, fiac, hors-les-murs, jardins des tuileries, paris, france
clockwork for oracles, art basel, art unlimited, basel, switzerland
sunrise. east, museum dhondt dhaenens, deurle, belgium
die nacht aus blei, aargauer kunsthaus, aarau, switzerland
 
2009
festival d’automne à paris, paris, france
nude, sadie coles hq, london, uk
la vie silencieuse, galerie almine rech, paris, france
the night of lead, museo de arte contemporáneo de castilla, léon, spain
 
2008
clockwork for oracles ii, ica boston, art wall project, boston, us
turn back time. let’s start this day again, galleria raucci/santamaria, naples, italy
sunrise. east, frieze art fair, outdoor project, london, uk
we burn, we shiver (with martin boyce), sculpture center, new york, us
moonrise. east, public art project, art basel, basel, switzerland
twelve sunsets, twenty nine daws, all in one, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
 
2007
big mind sky, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
wohnsiedlung werdwies, kunst und bau, zurich, switzerland
get up girl a sun is running the world (with urs fischer), 52nd venice biennale, venice
air gets into everything even nothing, creative time, ritz carlton plaza, new york, us
 
2006
giorni felici, galleria civica di modena, modena, italy
on butterfly wings, galerie almine rech, paris, france
thank you silence, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
unday, galerie esther schipper, berlin, germany
a waterlike still, ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische kunst, münster, germany
my endless numbered days, sadie coles hq, london, uk
zero built a nest in my navel, whitechapel gallery, london, uk

2005
clockwork for oracles, Isr-centro culturale svizzero di milano, milan, italy
sunsetsunrise, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
 
2004
sail me on a silver sun, galleria raucci/santamaria, naples, italy
long gone sole, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
long night short years, le consortium, dijon, france
clockwork for oracle, australian centre for contemporary art, melbourne, australia
 
2003
théâtre national de bretagne, galerie art & essai, la criée centre d’art contemporain, rennes, france
moonrise, galerie hauser & wirth & presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
our magic hour, museum of contemporary art, sydney, australia
lessness, galerie almine rech, paris, france
roundelay, centre pompidou, paris, france
 
2002
in alto arte sui ponteggi, centro culturale svizzero via politecnico, milan, italy
our magic hour, centre for contemporary visual arts, brighton, uk
coming up for air, württembergischer kunstverein stuttgart, stuttgart, germany
1988, works on paper inc., los angeles, us
lowland lullaby (with urs fischer), swiss institute, new york, us
cigarettesandwich, sadie coles hq, london, uk
the dancer and the dance, galerie krobath wimmer, vienna, italy
no how on, kunsthalle wien, vienna, austria
a horse with no name, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
on perspective, galleri faurschou, Copenhagen, denmark
 
2001
slow graffiti, galerie schipper & krome, berlin, germany
fracpaca, marseille, france
yesterdays dancer, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
dreams and dramas, herzliya museum of contemporary art, herzliya, israel
kiss tomorrow goodbye, palazzo delle esposizioni, rome, italy
if there were anywhere but desert, galerie almine rech, paris, france
 
2000
so much water so close to home, p.s.1, new york, us
love invents us, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
if there were anywhere but dessert, mont-blanc boutique, new york, us
a doubleday and a pastime, galleria raucci/santamaria, naples, italy
in the sweet years remaining, museum aarhus, aarhus, denmark
hell, yes!, sadie coles hq, london, uk
 
1999
guided by voices, galerie für zeitgenössische kunst leipzig, leipzig, germany
guided by voices, kunsthaus glarus, glarus, switzerland
moonlighting, galerie hauser & wirth & presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
light of fallen stars, ves saint-laurent, new york, us
in the sweet years remaining, schipper & krome, berlin, germany
 
1998
in the sweet years remaining, galerie joão graça, lisbon, portugal
the evening passes like any other, galerie almine rech, paris, france
so much water so close to home, galerie krobath wimmer, vienna, austria
 
1997
stillsmoking, galleria raucci/santamaria, naples, italy
moonlight and aspirin, galleria bonomo, rome, italy
tender places come from nothing, cato jans der raum, hamburg, germany
where do we go from here?, le consortium, dijon, france
 
1996
dog days are over, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, zurich, switzerland
ugo rondinone, le case d’arte, milan, italy
heyday, centre d’art contemporain, geneva, switzerland
 
1995
meantime, galerie froment-putman, paris, france
migrateurs, arc musée d’art moderne de la ville de paris, paris, france
cry me a river, galerie walcheturm, zurich, switzerland
 
1994
galerie daniel buchholz, cologne, germany
galerie six friedrich, munich, germany
 
1993
drawings, centre d’art contemporain de martigny, martigny, switzerland
lightyears, galerie ballgasse, vienna, austria
 
1992
pastime, galerie walcheturm, zurich, switzerland
 
1991
far away trains passing by, galerie martina detterer, frankfurt, germany
two stones in my pocket, galerie pinx, vienna, austria
i’m a tree, galerie walcheturm, zurich, switzerland
 
1989
galerie pinx, vienna, austria

1987
raum für aktuelle schweizer kunst, luzern, switzerland
 
1986
sec 52, ricco bilger, zurich, switzerland
 
1985
ugo rondinone, galerie marlene frei, zurich, switzerland


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
collaborative group show between taro nasu & esther schipper, taro nasu, tokyo, japan 
between the earth and sky, kasmin gallery, new york, us
horizons, lévy gorvy, paris, france

2020
all in one, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
in situ: a changing installation, peter freeman, inc., new york, us
on the razor’s edge, museo jumex, mexico city, mexico
artists for new york, hauser & wirth new york, new york, us
this morning, in the sweet torpor of the great forest, is like every morning in the world, country salts, bennwill, switzerland
drawing 2020, gladstone gallery, new york, us
all of the above (2011-2020), curated by john armleder, kanal - centre pompidou, brussels, belgium
inner realm, massimo de carlo, v space
mass ornament: pleasure, play and what lies beneath, curated by alison m. gingeras, south etna, montauk, us
we gave a party for the gods and the gods all came, apalazzo gallery, online exhibition
and suddenly it all blossoms, riga international biennial of contemporary art, riga, latvia
habitat, morcote public art biennale, curated by daniele agostini, morcote, switzerland
gastrhcom, curated by christoph doswald, paradeplatz, zurich, switzerland
ps81e, esther schipper, berlin, germany
resonances, fondation opale, lens, switzerland
for a dreamer of houses, dallas museum of art, texas, us
among the trees, hayward gallery, london, uk
feel the soul?, virtual exhibition, willumsens museum, frederikssund, denmark
black white & grey, the albertina museum, vienna, austria

2019     
if on a winter’s night a traveler, tel aviv museum of art, tel aviv, israel
20 years, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
ist das mode oder kann das weg!?, museum villa stuck, munich, germany
making art public: 50 years of kaldor public art projects, art gallery of new south wales, sydney, australia
mask, aargauer kunsthaus, aarau, switzerland
aichi triennale 2019: taming y/our passion, aichi, japan
face it! in monologue with the other, kunstmuseum, ravensburg, germany
traces (mountain water air), curated by pat steir, lévy gorvy, new york, us
fellbach triennial, alte kelter, fellbach, germany
abstraction: aspects of contemporary art, the national museum of art, osaka, japan
there i belong – hammershøi, curated by elmgreen & dragset, smk, the national gallery of denmark, copenhagen, denmark
fly me to the moon, kunsthaus zurich, switzerland

2018
the world on paper – deutsche bank collection, palaispopulaire, berlin, germany
knock knock, south london gallery, london, uk
the marciano collection, marciano art foundation, los angeles, us
still life, kunst haus wien, vienna, austria
present tense: selections from the lenhardt collection, phoenix art museum, phoenix, us
buddha’s life, path to the present, de nieuwe kerk, amsterdam, the netherlands
20 years kunst raum riehen – the jubilee exhibition, kunst raum riehen, riehen, switzerland
surrealism switzerland, aargauer kunsthaus, aarau, switzerland
summer, curated by ugo rondinone, peter freeman, inc., new york, us
poussières d`étoile, domaine des etangs, massignac, france
sea of desire, fondation carmignac, poquerolles, france
sculpture garden biennale, palexpo, geneva, switzerland
smooth transitions, galerie eva presenhuber, zürich, switzerland
the urban forest, palazzo belmonte riso, museum centre for modern and contemporary art of sicily, Palermo, italy
another banana day for the dream-fish, palais de tokyo, paris, france
people, jeffrey deitch, new york, us
nudes, sadie coles hq, london, uk
départ, galería solo, madrid, spain
valentin carron, camille henrot, anish kapoor, alicja kwade, bertrand lavier, claude lévêque françois morellet, christodoulos panayiotou, gina pane, ugo rondinone, kamel mennour, paris, france
another perfect day for bananafish, palais de tokyo, paris, france
jay defeo: the ripple effect, le consortium, dijon, france
a mind of winter, chesa planta, samedan, switzerland

2017
hyper real, national gallery of australia, canberra, australia
art in the open: 50 years of public art in new york, city museum of new york, new york, us
voyage d’hiver, palace of versailles, versailles, france
eurovisions: contemporary art from the goldberg collection, national art school gallery, sydney, australia [traveled to: heide museum of modern art, bulleen, victoria, australia (2018); canberra museum and gallery, canberra, australia (2018)]
the place to be, museo nazionale della arti del xxi secolo, rome, italy
la balade pour la paix, an open-air museum, montreal museum of fine arts and mcgill university, montreal, canada
unpacking: the marciano collection, marciano art foundation, los angeles, us
glasstress, 57th venice biennale, venice, italy
the queen falls, galería omr, mexico city, mexico
one and other, zabludowicz collection, london, uk
phoenix rising: the valley collects, phoenix art museum, phoenix, us
the transported man, eli and edythe broad art museum, east lansing, us
back to mulholland drive, la panacée, montpellier, france
versus rodin: bodies across space and time, art gallery of south australia, adelaide, australia

2016
artist films at kino international, organized by haubrok foundation, kino international, berlin, germany
the infinite mix: sound and image in contemporary video, hayward gallery, london, uk
neriri kiruru harara, media city seoul, seoul, korea
representing rainbows, gerald peters gallery, new york , us
the collection stripped bare by its artists, even, maison dela vache qui rit/musée des beaux arts de dole, dole, france
solo walks, bündnder kunstmuseum chur, chur, switzerland
sculpture in the city, public installation, london, uk
mount analogue, darrow contemporary, aspen, us
summer school, the flag art foundation, new york, us
human scale, national gallery of canada, ottawa, canada
on the immense and the numberless, david risley gallery, copenhagen, denmark
takashi murakami’s superflat collection from shohaku and rosanjin to anselm kiefer, yokohama museum of art, yokohama, japan
man in the mirror, vanhaerents art collection, brussels, belgium
collection gallery & friends (20 years), galerie mirko mayer/m-projects, cologne, germany
you go to my head, galerie daniel templon, brussles, belgium
parlons-en, musée départemental d'art contemporain de rochechouart, rochechouart, france
austellung 3: tanz es, ursula blickle stiftung, kraichtal-unteröwisheim, kraichtal, germany
split: spiegel. licht. reflexion, schauwerk sindelfingen, sindelfingen, germany

2015
about trees, zentrum paul klee, bern, switzerland
greater new york, moma ps1, long island city, new york, us
museum of stones, noguchi museum, long island city, new york, us
une brève histoire de l’avenir, musée du louvre, paris, france
lustwarande 5, tilburg, the netherlands
hôtel dunkerque, frac nord-pas-de-calais, dunkerque, france
hello walls, gladstone gallery, new york, us
sprayed - works from 1929 to 2015, gagosian gallery, london, uk
genre humaine, palais jacques coeur, bourges, france
terrapolis, ecole francaise d’athenes, athens, greece
artists commissioning contemporary architecture, bielefelder kunstverein, bielefeld, germany
summertime... and the living is easy, geukens & de vil, knokke-heist, belgium
pequod, 11 columbia, monaco
drawings from the ringier collection chapter 1, villa flora winterthur, sammlung hahnloser, winterthur, switzerland
artzuid 2015, foundation artzuid, amsterdam, the netherlands
biennale di venezia - 56th international art exhibition, la biennale di venezia settore arte, venice, italy
... y el tiempo se hizo, centro de artes visuales helga de alvear, cáceres, spain
work hard: selections by valentin carron, swiss institute contemporary art, new york, us
von angesicht zu angesicht, kunstmuseum luzern, luzern, switzerland
venusfalle, schauwerk-sindelfingen, sindelfingen, germany
michael ringier collection, art genève, geneva, switzerland
works on paper, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
golden days and silver nights, seven artists from the john kaldor family collection, art gallery of new south wales, sydney, australia
geisterwesen, kunstmuseum luzern, luzern, switzerland 
 
2014
spaced out: migration to the interior, red bull studios, new york, us
cast from life, skarstedt gallery, new york, us
bash: an exhibition in two parts, maxart woodstock byrdcliffe guild, new york, us
das optische nbewusste, alte fabrik, rapperswil, switzerland 
by destiny, arario museum, jeju, korea
somos libres ii, pinacoteca giovanni e marella agnelli, turin, italy
existenzielle bildwelten, museum weserburg, bremen, germany
die krawatte. männer macht mode., schweizer nationalmuseum, zurich, switzerland 
la disparition des lucioles, collection lambert, avignon, france
fountains of the deep: visions of noah and the flood, 462 west broadway, new york, us
lifelike, phoenix museum of art, phoenix, us
you imagine what you desire, 19th biennale of sydney, sydney, australia
the human factor: the figure in contemporary sculpture, hayward gallery, london, uk
between heaven and hell, elevation1049, gstaad, switzerland 
man in the mirror, vanhaerentsartcollection, brussels, belgium
 
2013
science of dreams, arsenal, montreal, canada
secret codes, galeria luisa strina, sao paulo, brazil
somos libres, mate, lima, peru
lifelike, blanton museum of art, university of texas and austin, austin, us
lightness of being, public art fund, city hall park, new york, us
es kommt noch besser. das ende des 20. jahrhunderts., hamburger bahnhof, berlin, germany
nasher xchange, nasher sculpture center, dallas, us
fourth plinth commission shortlist exhibition, london, uk
expo 1: new york, moma/ps1, new york, us
something about a tree, flag art foundation, new york, us
rhythm in it. vom rhythmus in der gegenwartskunst, aargauer kunsthaus, aarau, switzerland 
lass dich von der natur anwehen. landschaftzeichnungen in der romantik und gegenwart, kunsthalle bremen, bremen, germany
dynamo, galeries nationales du grand palais, paris, france
una posibilidad de escape, eacc espai d’art contemporani de castello, castello, spain
el arte del presente, centrocentro cibeles de cultra y ciudadania, madrid, spain
the weak sex-how art pictures the new male, kunst museum bern, bern, switzerland
soncino, artisti americani e non, vii biennale di soncino a marco, italy
lifelike, mcasd, museum of contemporary art san diego, san diego, us
the time is now, john berggruen gallery, san francisco, us
window to the world, fondation de l’hermitage, lausanne, switzerland
sculpture trail, marseille provence 2013, aix-en-provence, france
 
2012
lifelike, new orleans museum of art, new orleans, us
the spirit level, curated by ugo rondinone, gladstone gallery, new york, us
parallelwelt zirkus, kunsthalle wien, vienna, austria
faces,onassis cultural centre, athens, greece
topsyturvy–celebrating another world, de appel arts centre, amsterdam, the netherlands
window to the world, museo d'arte, lugano and fondation de l’hermitage, lausanne, switzerland
klaer, uglee, callamari, ramiken crucible, new york, us
from triple x to birdsong (in search of the schizophrenic quotient), kayne griffin corcoran, santa monica, us
post tenebras lux, nicola von senger, zurich, switzerland
warming up the house, museum bärengasse, zurich, switzerland
body language, centre culturel suisse, paris, france
at the speed of stone, marianne boesky gallery, new york, us
painting now, galerie eva presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
lifelike, walker art centre, minneapolis, us
big mind sky, open concept gallery, grand rapids, us
 
2011
the deer, le consortium, dijon, france
dream the world awake, fashion museum antwerp, antwerp, belgium
our magic hour - how much of the world can we know?, yokohama triennale, yokohama, japan
rollenbilder – rollenspiele, museum der moderne, salzburg, austria
historias de a. obras de la coleccion jumex, museo amparo, puebla, mexico
el grito, musac, museo de arte contemporáneo de castilla, léon, spain
everything must go, casey kaplan, new york, us
welttheater (sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst), kunstmuseum lichtenstein, vaduz, liechtenstein
on track, domaine de chamarande, chamarande, france
sculpturale - the world around, artzuid 2011, amsterdam international sculpture route, amsterdam
john kaldor family collection, art gallery of new south wales, sydney
chefs d'oeuvre, rodin et les ambassadeurs, musée rodin, paris, france
sympathy for the devil, vanhaerents art collection, brussels durchsichtige dinge, kunstverein freiburg, freiburg, germany
aether. nouveau festival du centre pompidou, espace 315, centre pompidou, paris, france
black swan, regen projects, los angeles, us
unscharf. nach gerhard richter, hamburger kunsthalle, hubertus-wald-forum, hamburg, germany
a strange affinity to the beautiful and the dreadful, hendershot gallery, new york, us
 
2010
die nase des michelangelo, galerie peter kilchmann, zurich, switzerland
electro geo, frac limousin, limoges, france
size does matter, flag art foundation, new york, us
the new décor, the garage center for contemporary culture, moscow, russia
fashionable art - die mode in der kunst, kunst raum riehen, riehen, switzerland
hareng saur: ensor and contemporary art, s.m.a.k./museum of fine arts, gent, belgium
where do we go from here?, contemporary arts center, cincinnati /la colección jumex, miami, us
bilder über bilder. diskursive malerei von albers bis zobernig, mumok, vienna, daimler kunst sammlung, austria
the 2nd biennale of the art of painting: beyond the sublime, museum dhondt-dhaenens, deurle, belgium
sphère 2009, galleria continua, le moulin, boissy-le-châtel, france
the new décor, hayward gallery, london, uk
swiss drawing (1990-2010), musée rath, geneva, switzerland
reference and affinity, kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
hope! l’espoir, de giacometti à murakami, palais des arts et du festival, dinard, france
ultramegalore, modemuseum hasselt, hasselt, belgium
istanbul museum of modern art, istanbul, turkey
 
2009
where do we go from here?, bass museum of miami/la colección jumex, miami, us
voyage sentimental. attraction, fonds régional d’art contemporain poitou-charentes, angoulême, france
zwischenzonen, la colección jumex/mumok, vienna, austria
black hole, centro cultural de andratx, mallorca, spain
silence, kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
chromamix 2, musée d’art moderne et contemporain, strasbourg bleibtreu galerie, berlin, germany
wall rockets: contemporary artists and ed ruscha, the flag art foundation, new york, us
magritte et la lumière, almine rech gallery, brussels, belgium
"nous tournons dans la nuit…", musée départemental d'art contemporain de rochechouart, rochechouart, france
stardust, fundament foundation, tilburg, parc de oude warande, the netherlands
n’importe quoi, musée d’art contemporain de lyon, lyon, france
fabula tempora, auswahl 9, kunstmuseum mülheim, mühlheim, germany
saints and sinners, the rose art museum, brandeis university, waltham, us
timecode, dundee contemporary arts, dundee, scotland
 
2008
the practice of everyday life, fundacion/coleccion jumex, museo nacional de arte (munal), mexico-city, mexio
’ich kann mir nicht jeden tag ein ohr abschneiden’ dekonstruktion des künstlermythos, hamburger bahnhof, berlin, germany
moonrise. east., st. moritz art masters, st. moritz, switzerland
intimacy, curated by anne pasternak, the fireplace project, east hampton, us
unknown pleasures, aspen art museum, aspen, us
painting now and forever, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
second nature, parc heintz, luxembourg
histoires de point d’ironie, galerie du jour, paris, france
won’t grow up, cheim and read, new york, us
landscape, galerie thaddaeus ropac, paris, france
ausstellung sammlung 1978-2008, migros museum für gegenwartskunst zurich, switzerland
blasted allegories. werke aus der sammlung ringier, kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
second_nature, centre artistique et culturel, chamarande, france
private passion. public visions, marco, museo de arte contemporanéa de vigo, vigo, spain
second_nature, parc heintz, dexia bil, luxembourg
depletion. works from the doron sebbag art collection, tel aviv museum of art, tel aviv, israel
martian museum of terrestrial art, barbican art gallery, london, uk
laughing in a foreign language, the hayward gallery, london, uk
schweiz über alles, jumex collection, mexico city, mexico
 
2007
the third mind, curated by ugo rondinone, palais de tokyo, paris, france
olpc-one laptop per child, luminaire lab, miami, us
top of central switzerland, kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
xxs, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
sculpture garden, galerie almine rech, brussels, belgium
jubilee exhibition, house eva presenhuber, vnà, switzerland
unmonumental: the art object in the 21st century, the new museum, new york, us
publiek, stichting centrum beeldende kunst, rotterdam, the netherlands
the hamster wheel, festival printemps de septembre, toulouse, france
summer show, james cohan gallery, new york, us
the hamster wheel, tese della novissima, arsenale di venezia, venice, italy
zu gironcoli, eine hommage, gironcoli museum, st. johann b. herberstein, austria
disorder in the house, vanhaerents art collection, brussels, belgium
präzision und wahnsinn,kunstmuseum wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, germany
une question de génération, musée d'art contemporain de lyon, france
our magic hour, arario gallery, cheonan, korea
 
2006
une question de génération, musée d'art contemporain de lyon, lyon, france
don juan alias don giovanni oder „zwei plus zwei sind vier“ oder „lust ist der einzige schwindel, dem ich dauer wünsche.“, magazin4 bregenzer kunstverein, bregenz, austria
contos dixitais, cgac centro galego de arte contemporànea, santiago de compostela, spain
newcastle gateshead winter festival, nva organisation, glasgow, scotland
street: behind the cliché, witte de with – center for contemporary art, rotterdam, the netherlands
lifestyle – from subculture to high fashion, kunstmuseum st. gallen, switzerland
icônes, espace louis vuitton, paris, france
nach schiele, österreichische galerie belvedere, vienna, austria
super vision, institute of contemporary art, boston, us
black/white & chewing gum, krobath wimmer, vienna, austria
la force de l’art, grand palais 2006, grand palais, paris, france
don juan alias don giovanni oder „zwei plus zwei sind vier“ oder „lust ist der einzige schwindel, dem ich dauer wünsche.“, ursula blickle stiftung, kraichtal-unteröwisheim, germany
don juan alias don giovanni oder „zwei plus zwei sind vier“ oder „lust ist der einzige schwindel, dem ich dauer wünsche.“, kunsthalle wien, vienna, austria
egomania, galleria civica, modena, italy
the scarecrow, averoff museum, athens, greece
inner go go, vamiali, athens, greece
gay chic – von der subkultur zum mainstream, museum für gestaltung, zurich, switzerland
handsome, galerie analix forever, geneva, switzerland
winterausstellung, esther schipper, berlin, germany
 
2005
contemporary swiss art, chiba city museum of art, chiba, japan
looking at words – the formal presence of text in modern and contemporary works on paper, andrea rosen gallery, new york, us
ambiance, kunstsammlung im ständehaus, düsseldorf, germany
chambres à part, hotel sezz, paris, france
fragile, galerie analix forever, geneva, switzerland
private view – collection pierre huber, musée cantonal des beaux-arts, lausanne, switzerland
2nd prague biennale, prague, czech republic
swiss video, bunkier sztuki, cracow, poland
das neue ii, atelier augarten, vienna, austria
coleccion helga de alvear, museo extremeno e iberoamericano, badajoz, spain
swiss made (the art of falling apart) collection hauser & wirth, cobra museum of modern art, amsterdam, the netherlands
universal experience: art, life and the tourist’s eye, museum of contemporary art, chicago, us
universal experience: art, life and the tourist’s eye, hayward gallery, london, uk
der traum vom ich. der traum von der welt, fotomuseum winterthur, winterthur, switzerland
zur vorstellung des terrors: die raf, kunst-werke, berlin, germany
 
2004
the realm of the senses, james cohan gallery, new york, us
la piste noire, galerie loevenbruck, paris museum löffler, kosice, slovakia
carnegie international, carnegie museum of art, pittsburgh, us
works and days, louisiana museum of modern art, humlebaek, denmark
schöner wohnen, centre for contemporary art, waregem, belgium
nothing has changed, gruppe österreichische guggenheim, vienna, austria
lustwarande 04, fundament, tilburg, the netherlands
hard light, p.s.1, new york, us
la grande parade. portrait de l’artiste en clown, musée des beaux-arts du canada, ottawa, canada
i am the walrus, cheim & read, new york, us
ugo rondinone / les krims, sprengel museum hannover, hannover, germany
lasko – wallpainting en suisse, centre d’art de neuchâtel, neuchâtel, switzerland
genesis sculpture, curated by stéphanie moisdon trembley, domaine pommery, reims, france
eden, biblioteca luis angel arango, bogota, colombia
sculptures show, galerie almine rech, paris, france
la grande parade. portrait de l’artiste en clown, grand palais, paris, france
 
2003
le monde selon françois dubois, musée cantonal des beaux-arts, lausanne, switzerland
sculpture, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
7e biennale d’art contemporain de lyon, lyon, france
stiftung binz 39, zurich, switzerland
kunstpanorama, lucerne, switzerland
love, magazine4 vorarlberger kunstverein, bregenzer kunstverein, bregenz, austria
lee 3 tau ceti central armory show, villa arson, nice, france
the daimlerchrysler collection, museum für neue kunst/zkm, karlsruhe, germany
tapas e video: videos by bdv, moph cafe, tokyo, japan
story faces, galerie mirko mayer, cologne, germany
carosseries, automobiles, art, architectures, la galerie du petit château, sceaux, france
not neutral: contemporary swiss photography, grey art gallery, new york, us
coollustre, curated by eric troncy, collection lambert, avignon, france
psychodrome 04, fundació joan miró, barcelona, spain
urban diaries. young artists from switzerland, alcala 31, madrid, spain
breathing the water, galerie hauser & wirth & presenhuber, zurich, switzerland
durchzug/draft, kunsthalle zürich, zurich, switzerland
 
2002
loop: back to the beginning, contemporary arts center, cincinnati, us
art publishers zurich, new museum of contemporary art, new york, us
bienvenue willkommen welcome@altkirch, crac alsace, altkirch, france
jour de cirque, grimaldi forum, monaco
drawing now: eight propositions, the museum of modern art, new york, us
off the grid. works on paper, lehmann maupin gallery, new york, us
drawing now: eight propositions, museum of modern art queens, long island city, us
je t’aime...moi non plus, halle au poisson, perpignan, france
i don’t live here anymore, städtische galerie, villingen schwenningen, germany
de gustibus. collezione privata italiana, palazzo delle papesse centro d’arte contemporanea, siena, italy
je t’aime moi non plus, museum het domein, sittard, the netherlands
campy, vampy, tacky, la criée, centre d’art contemporain, rennes, france
i don’t live here anymore, hallescher kunstverein, halle, germany
zeitgenössische fotokunst aus der schweiz, neuer berliner kunstverein, berlin, germany
self/in material conscience, fondation sandretto (guarene), turin, italy
the house of fiction, sammlung hauser & wirth, st. gallen, switzerland
ahead of the 21st century. the pisces collection, fürstenberg sammlungen, donaueschingen, germany
liverpool biennale, liverpool, uk
on perspective, galleri faurschou, copenhagen, denmark
 
2001
galerie krobath wimmer, vienna, austria
tenth anniversary exhibition, matthew marks gallery, new york, us
fantastique, printemps de septembre, toulouse, france
loop – alles auf anfang, kunsthalle der hypokulturstiftung, munich, germany
mouvements immobiles, musée d’art moderne, buenos aires, argentina
salons de musique, musée d’art moderne et contemporain de strasbourg, strasbourg, france
surface lisse, musée de la photographie, mougins, france
dai, dai, dai, where do we go from here?, netherlands institut voor mediakunst, amsterdam, the netherlands
wechselstrom, lokremise st. gallen, sammlung hauser und wirth, switzerland
fingerspitzengefühl – der menschliche körper in der gegenwartskunst, galerie der stadt sindelfingen, sindelfingen, germany
the irish museum of modern art, dublin, ireland
gestes, musée des beaux-arts de montréal, montréal, canada
sammlung daimlerchrysler. neuerwerbungen/new acquisitions, daimler chrysler contemporary, berlin, germany
let’s entertain, miami art museum, miami, us
let’s entertain, kunstmuseum wolfsburg, wolfsburg, germany
 
2000
let’s entertain, musée national d’art moderne, centre georges pompidou, paris, france
landschaftsräume, neues kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
life after the squirrel, location one, new york, us
face  à face,  kunstpanorama, lucerne, switzerland
heart, centro d’arte contemporanea ticino, bellinzona, switzerland
come in and find out, curated by klara wallner, podewil, berlin, germany
let’s entertain, portland art museum, portland, us
le jeu des 7 familles, musée d’art moderne et contemporain, mamco, geneva, switzerland
ultramarine. une mise en scène du réel: artiste/acteur, villa arson, nice, france
premio michetti curated by gianni romano, fondazione michetti, francavilla al mare, italy
volume: bed of sound, p.s.1, new york, us
platforma, sommer contemporary art, tel aviv, israel
présumé innocent, curated by stéphanie moisdon trembley, musée d’art contemporain de bordeaux, bordeaux, france
over the edges, stedelijk museum voor actuele kunst, ghent, belgium
video positive 2000 – the other side of zero, bluecoat chambers, liverpool, uk
let’s entertain, walker art center, minneapolis, us
mécaniste, kiad, canterbury, uk
under the same sky, kiasma, helsinki, finland
living in the real world, curated by hilde teerlinck, museum dhondt-dhaenens, deurle, belgium
close up, kunstverein baselland, freiburg, germany
ich ist etwas anderes, kunstsammlung nordrhein-westfalen, düsseldorf, germany
nb: new york / berlin - die ateliers der eidgenossenschaft 1998/99, kunsthalle palazzo liestal, liestal, switzerland
 
1999
eurovision, saatchi gallery, london, uk
l’autre sommeil, musée d’art moderne de la ville de paris, paris, france
sans réserve 1, musée d’art moderne et contemporain de strasbourg, france
the passion and the wave, curated by paolo Colombo, 6th international istanbul biennial, istanbul, turkey
missing link, cur. by christoph doswald, kunstmuseum bern, bern, switzerland
d a ch, galerie krinzinger im benger park, bregenz, austria
trans-sphère, curated by philippe régnier, frac poitou-charentes, angoulême, france
spillerom, lofoten arts festival, svolvaer, norway
le repubbliche dell’arte, palazzo delle papesse, siena, italy
trouble spot. painting, museum van hedendaagse kunst, antwerp, belgium
signs of life, 1st melbourne international biennial, melbourne, australia
rosa für jungs/hellblau für mädchen, ngbk, berlin, germany
xn99, espace des arts, chalon-sur-saône, france
 
1998
berlin biennale, berlin, germany
dog days are over, curated by nicolas trembley, centre culturel suisse, paris, france
time after time, emily tsingou gallery, london, uk
auf der spur – kunst der 90er jahre im spiegel von schweizer sammlungen, kunsthalle zürich, zurich, switzerland
weather everything, curated by eric troncy, galerie für zeitgenössische kunst leipzig, leipzig, germany
collezione privata italiana 1st berlin biennial, curated by nancy spector, klaus biesenbach, hans-ulrich obrist, berlin, germany
libera mente, palazzo del capitano, cesena, italy
matthew marks gallery, new york, us (with joseph grigely and millie wilson)
holderbank kunstausstellung, holderbank, switzerland
from the corner of the eye, stedelijk museum, amsterdam, the netherlands
the house of fiction, sammlung hauser & wirth, st. gallen, switzerland
nonchalance revisted. junge schweizer kunst, curated by christoph doswald, akademie der künste, berlin, germany
grenzenlos, art club berlin as guest in the mies van der rohe pavilion, barcelona, spain
4. internationale foto-triennale, villa merkel, esslingen, germany
freie sicht aufs mittelmeer, schirn kunsthalle, frankfurt, germany
freie sicht aufs mittelmeer, kunsthaus zürich, zurich, switzerland
don’t look now, galerie walcheturm, zurich, switzerland
homo zappiens zappiens, galerie art & essai, rennes, france
aids worlds, centre d’art contemporain, geneva, switzerland
altered states, festival a/d werf, utrecht, the netherlands
foto relations, dum umeni mesta brna (kunsthaus brünn), brno, czech republic
 
1997
hip, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, zurich, switzerland
rear window, galerie almine rech, paris, france
fort! da! cooperations, villa merkel, esslingen, germany
disaster and recovery: artists interpret the work of the international committee of the red cross, the swiss institute, new york, us
why don’t we do it in the road, cato jans, der raum, hamburg, germany
diskland snowscape, curated by harm lux, shed im eisenwerk, frauenfeld, switzerland
gestes, musée des beaux-arts de montréal, montréal, canada
504, hochschule für bildende künste, ausstellungsprojekt der klasse armleder braunschweig, germany
festival atlantico, lisbon, portugal
galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, rome, italy (with jessica diamond)
transit, centro d’arte contemporanea ticino, bellinzona, switzerland
bonjour, bon echo, centre d’art contemporain, fribourg, switzerland
landschaft heute, tal museum, engelberg, switzerland
ruhm und ehre, galerie der stadt schwaz im palais enzenberg, schwaz, austria
landschaftsräume, neues kunstmuseum luzern, lucerne, switzerland
dramatically different, curated by eric troncy, le magasin, centre national d’art contemporain, grenoble, france
nonchalance, curated by christoph doswald, centre pasquart, biel, switzerland
 
1996
where do we go from here?, biennale são paulo, brazil
files, bunker 4th floor, berlin, germany
youngart zürich, curated by lionel bovier, alte kunsthalle zürich, zurich, switzerland
non! pas comme ca!, centre d’art neuchâtel, neuchâtel, switzerland
conversation pieces ii, ica, philadelphia, us
the agression of beauty, galerie arndt & partner, berlin, germany
macht der verführung, interims kunsthalle, berlin, germany
cabines de bain, attitude, fribourg, switzerland
radikale bilder, 2. österreich.triennale zur fotografie, neue galerie und künstlerhaus, graz, austria
radikale bilder, kunsthalle szombathely, hungary
modèles corrigés, collège marcel duchamp, châteauroux, france
die galerie. geschichte der wewerka galerie berlin, kunsthalle, berlin, germany
landschaft. mit dem blick der 90er jahre, haus am waldsee, berlin, germany
 
1995
snow job, curated by lionel bovier & christophe cherix, forde, geneva, switzerland
the pleasure of merely circulating, memory/cage edition, zurich, switzerland
livres d’artistes, centre d’art contemporain, geneva, switzerland
landschaft mit dem blick der 90er jahre, mitterheinmuseum, koblenz, germany
salon-ausstellung. 5 jahre kunsthalle palazzo, kunsthalle palazzo, liestal, switzerland
landschaft der 90er jahre, museum schlossburg a.d. saale, berlin, germany
landschaft der 90er jahre, haus am waldsee, berlin, germany
fields, curated by harm lux, zypressenstrasse 71, zurich, switzerland
kunsthalle, bremen, kunstpreis der böttcherstrasse, bremen, germany
entrée en matière, curated by lionel bovier, ecole cantonale d’art de lausanne, switzerland
oh pain! oh life!, helmhaus, zurich, switzerland
private welten, galerie peter kilchmann, zurich, switzerland
 
1994
papierarbeiten & einige skulpturen, galerie six friedrich, munich, germany
kunsthalle palazzo, liestal, switzerland (with a. schnider, f. valloton)
passing through, curated by ugo rondinone, galerie walcheturm, zurich, switzerland
lokalni cas. dunajski material vogledalu nelagodja (lokalzeit. wiener material im spiegel des unbehagens.), moderna galerija ljubljana, ljubljana, slovenia
lokalzeit – wiener material im spiegel des unbehagens, curated by peter weibel, raum strohal, vienna, austria
endstation sehnsucht, curated by bice curiger, kunsthaus, zurich, switzerland
oh boy, it’s a girl!, kunstverein münchen, munich, germany
oh boy, it’s a girl!, messepalast wien, vienna, austria
100 umkleidekabinen, curated by paolo bianchi steirischer herbst, graz, austria
suspension, fotohof salzburg, salzburg, austria
suspension, fotoforum, innsbruck, austria
eine galerie stellt sich vor: galerie walcheturm, zürich, galerie im taxispalais, innsbruck, austria
ein artig kommen und gehen, hauptbahnhof zürich, zurich, switzerland


Selected Projects

2020
snow moon, paradeplatz, zuirch, switzerland

2019
medellín mountain, commissioned by fundación sofía pérez de soto, medellín, colombia

2015                  
ici, le grand parc miribel jonage, lyon, france
art basel, münsterplatz, basel, switzerland

2014                  
die vier jahreszeiten, kunst am bau, baden, austria
le sage, art & tram, tramway tcob, geneva-onex, switzerland

2011                  
we are poems, lvmh, palais an der oper, munich, germany

2005                  
hier, kunst und bau, wohnsiedlung werdwies, zurich-altstetten, switzerland
new residence of the swiss embassy, washington d.c., us

2004                  
worldwide, showcases, louis vuitton
lvmh, headquarter avenue montaigne, paris, france
fitting rooms, dior homme, new york, us

2002                  
cry me a river, semapa et galerie almine rech, paris, france

2001                  
fa projects, london, uk

2000                  
mont blanc art opening, new york, us

1998                  
epa schaufenster, lucerne, switzerland


Selected Awards

2018
honoree award, hirschhorn museum and sculpture garden gala

2015
honoree award, bomb benefit gala

1998/99               
werkjahr p.s. 1 contemporary art center, new york, bundesamt für kultur, bern

1998                 
schweizer plakat des jahres 1998: ‘eidgenössische preise für freie kunst 1998’

1997/98
werkjahr new york der stadt zürich

1995                 
eidgenössischer preis für freie kunst

1994                 
eidgenössischer preis für freie kunst

1993                 
kiefer – hablitzel stipendium

1991                 
eidgenössischer preis für freie kunst
kiefer – hablitzel stipendium
kantonales werkjahr


Selected Public and Private Collections

bank sarasin, basel, switzerland
bank julius baer & co. ag, zurich, switzerland
bass museum, miami, us
budesamt für kultur, bern, switzerland
burger collection, hong kong
centre georges pompidou, paris, france
dallas museum of art, dallas, us
des moines art center, des moines, us
deutsche bank, frankfurt-am-main, germany
evn sammlung, vienna, austria
fondo cotti, lugano, switzerland
frac nord, pas de calais, france
frac languedoc-rousillon, montpellier, france
frac poitou-charentes, angoulême, france
galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, rome, italy
graphische sammlung der eth, zurich, switzerland
ica, boston, us
migros museum, museum für gegenwartskunst, zurich, switzerland
musée d’art contemporain, strasbourg, france
museum of modern art, new york, us
new museum, new york, us
pinault collection, venice italy
saatchi gallery, london, uk
sammlung hauser und wirth, st. gallen, switzerland
san francisco museum of modern art, san francisco, us
schweiz, ruckversicherungsgeseltschaft, zurich, switzerland
walker art center, minneapolis, us



EXHIBITIONS

earthing
May 16, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

feelings
Sep 1, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015

VIDEOS

Installation Video
Ugo Rondinone: earthing


PUBLICATIONS

Ugo Rondinone: earthing

Ugo Rondinone Feelings


MEDIA COVERAGE

Exhibition: earthing

Exhibition: feelings

general


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