THOMAS ZIPP
Born 1966 in Heppenheim, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
EDUCATION
2008-Professorship at Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2006-2007Guest Professorship at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Germany
1992-1998Städelschule Frankfurt and Slade School London, UK
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018A PRIMER OF HIGHER SPACE (The Family of Man), Kunsthalle Giessen, Giessen, Germany
MOON GAS, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Physical Reality and Mental Experience (scaling a chimera), Galerie Bastian, Berlin
abstract pleasures, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin
2017White Rabbit (Martin Luther), Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lubeck
2016The Threshold Problem and Some Possible Ways to Solve it (The Recording Anne Experiments), C. C. Foundation, Shanghai
Attempts to Quantify Sensation, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
2014A Psychophysical Basis for Utilitarian Comparisons (The Laerdal Experiments), Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Effects of Stimulus-Range and Anchor Value on Psychophysical Judgement (The Laerdal Rehearsals), Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Experiments on the Perceptual and Conceptual Classification of Varying Stimulus Patterns, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Sources of Variability in Magnitude Estimates, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013Figure-Ground Specification in Terms of Structural Information. The Rivalry between Different Pattern Codings, Patricia Low Contemporary, St Moritz, Switzerland
Comparative Investigation about the Disposition of the Width of a Circle, Palazzo Rossini, Kai 10 | Arthena Foundation, Venice Biennale Collateral events, Venice, Italy
The Chips are Down, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
The Pink Noise Diaries, Kaufman Repetto, Milan, Italy
The Penthotal Analyses (un ballet de cour), performance at Teatro Arsenale, presented by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Task Dependence of the Effect of Standards on the Perception of a Series of Objects, SVIT, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 MIGRATION, First International Pop Up Show, ARNDT Gallery, Sydney, Australia
ENGLAND ATTACKED BY THE AMERICAS, Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
BLACKOUT CHAMBERS, L'ARC DE CERCIE & DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
3 contributions to the theory of mass-aberrations in modern religions, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2011Beyond the Superego, Galerie Krinziger, Vienna, Austria
Achtung!: solarized deterritorialization. insanity against protestantism (England attacked by the Americas), Ausstellungsraum Céline und Heiner Bastian, Berlin, Germany
bilobed flaps, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
The World´s most complete Congress of RITATIN Treatments, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
The forbidden Conduct (Deviations in conservative societies), Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 2010 Aids to Theatre Technique, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany
(WHITE REFORMATION CO-OP) MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO, Kunsthalle, Germany
ILSATIN, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2009Faces, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim, Germany
The World's Most Complete Congress of Strange People, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
The World's Most Complete Congress of Strange Birds, Patricia Low, Gstaad, Switzerland, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
MENS AGITAT MOLEM (Luther & The Family of Pills), Sammlung Goetz, München, Germany
ILSATIN, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
2008White Dada, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
World Health. Mental Health, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Black Pattex 78, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR, Museum Dhondt Daehnens, Deurle, Belgium
Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Dwarf Nose, Gallery Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
S.S.B.S.M. (sick souls by sick minds), Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
2007 PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR, South London Gallery, London, UK
PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Museum in der Alten Post, Muehlheim, Germany
MOOLeSDe (BIRDS), Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
The Family of Ornament und Verbrechen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
2006 Hier (Futuristic Mess), Galerie Rudiger Schoettle, München, Germany
Geist Uber Materie, Patrick Painter, Los Angeles, CA
Uranlicht, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
EEEEEEE, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
2005Achtung! Vision: N.I.B., Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Achtung! Vision: Samoa, The Family of Pills & The Return of the Subreals, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
Nuevo Tychonico, Galerie Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Dirty Tree Black Pills, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
Man muss das adjektivabschaffen, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
2004Futurism now (Samoa), Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The New Breed Part 1, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt, Germany
The New Breed Part 2, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
2003 Neroin, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
The Nero Command, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 Exorcise the demons of perhaps, Maschenmode, Berlin, Germany
Bis dass der Tod uns meidet (with Manfred Peckel and Philipp Zaiser), Galerie Hilger, Vienna, Austria
Atrium Vagari (with Philipp Zaiser), Halle für Kunst, Essen, Germany
2000OD, Maschenmode, Berlin, Germany
Nobody loves an Albatros, Montparnasse, Berlin, Germany
19991 Diciembre 1999 - 29. Enero 2000 (with Thilo Heinzmann), Galerie Heinrich
Erhardt, Madrid, Spain
1998Seilers Schlafzimmer, Helmut Seiler, München, Germany
1997N.N. (with Thilo Heinzmann), Galerie ak, Frankfurt, Germany
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018NGORONGORO II, Berlin
Ein Turm von Unmöglichkeiten, Salon Hansa im Glockenturm Galerie König, Berlin
Deutschland ist keine Insel, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Ankäufe von 2012 bis 2016, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (cat.)
Dogs of the newfoundland, Albert Baronian, Brussels
2017ICON - Idea. Ideal. Inspiration, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Be Happy - we do not forget you, Sammlung Zander, Bönnigheim, Germany
Silent Empire, Funkhaus Berlin, Berlin
The Collectors Home, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen
Berlin - Klondyke, UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia
Aftermieter, Haus Mödrath - Räume für Kunst, Kerpen, Germany
SMALL - an exploration of miniature, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin
Ressentiment - Kulturen des Dissens, ikob, Eupen, Belgium
2016Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland
Connected, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
A Last Song for the Titanic Orchestra, 019, Ghent, Belgium
ICH ist eine EGO-Maschine, Eres Stiftung, Munich, Germany
2015Painting Show - Part Two, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Avatar & Atavismus. Outside der Avantgarde, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Aspects of German Art: (Part One), Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Sweet Sixteen, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
ALPTRAUM (NIGHTMARE), Visual Arts Centre - Galerie McClure, Montreal, Canada
FRISCH aus Berlin. Einblicke in eine Berliner Privatsammlung, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg, Germany
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Halle für aktuelle Kunst, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
A man walks into a bar - Jokes & Postcards, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Tales From Darkness, Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, Panjim, India
Bare Wunder, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Turn of a Century, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
2014Ritornando a Gand, @ CIAC, Ghent, Belgium
Berlin Heist - Behind Woods, Behind Walls..., 4th Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
Love Story - The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Le mur, Works from the Collection of Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Convoluted Beauty: In the Company of Emily Carr, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
Psycho Killer, Galerie Börgmann, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Alptraum, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
DAK'ART 2014, 11ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal
Paperworlds, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Hauptstadt, Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany
Siehe was dich sieht / Franz Graf, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2013 Expression: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind, works selected by Martin Klosterfelde, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Liberi Tutti, Teatro Arsenale, Milan, Italy
Das Glück kommt aus dem Nichts, Werke aus der Slg. Wilhelm Otto Nachf, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
I knOw yoU, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Die gestundete Zeit, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Heinzmann, Johnson, Zipp, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Wilhelm Otto Nachfolger, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
2012Beyond Memory, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Slg. Wilhelm Otto Nachf. Werkräume / Work Spaces von / from Kai Althoff bis / to Thomas Zipp, Leopold Hoesch Museum & Papiermuseum, Düren, Germany
Fantasie Fluttuanti, Torrione Passarri, Molfetta, Bari, Italy
Berlin-Klondyke, Neuen Pfaffenhofener Kunstvereins, Pfaffenhofener, Germany
Schach Matt, Märkische Museum Witten, Witten, Germany
Frankfurter Applaus, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Paintings from the Rubell Collection, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
The Show Poster, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Scultura Fantasma, Baginski Galeria / Projectos, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Seven, Kunstsäle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
frankfurter applaus, Power Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Ars Apokalipsis. Kunst und Kollaps, Kunstverein Kreis Güthersloh, Güthersloh, Germany
3rd Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
In Our Nature, Bel Etage Projects, Berlin, Germany
Herbei ein Licht!, Lismore Castle Arts: St. Carthage Hall, Lismore, Scotland
Neue Welt - view over Autocenter, SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland
Among Flesh, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Pop Hits, Tanzschule Projects, München / Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Group Velocity, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany
ALPTRAUM / NIGHTMARE, Transformer DC / Cell Project Space, London, UK, Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes, Berlin, Germany, The Company, Los Angeles, CA, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa
20105th Anniversary Exhibition, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemporary art, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
LOVE KILLS. Betting on the muse, Frankfurt, Germany
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. Protestantische Begräbniskultur der Frühen Neuzeit, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Germany
If Not In This Period Of Time: Contemporary German Painting 1989-2010, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil
Superkeit, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
KICK THAT HABIT!, Galerie Börgma\n, Köln, Germany
Rod Bianco Gallery invites Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Wystawa, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Was tun? Was geschieht?, Sammlung Rheingold, Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Chapter Five: Thriller, About Change Collection, Berlin, Germany
Danke Frau Antje, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Die Nacht - Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Malerei, Delmenhorst, Germany
2009amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Precarious Form I - Prekäre Skulpturen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Die andere Seite, Kai 10 | Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Nothing is Permanent - Albert Baronian, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium
When the mood strikes ... Collection of Wilfried & Yannicke Cooreman, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Das neue Machine-gun Etiquette, Galerie Andreas Höhne, München, Germany
On A Clear Day I Can See Forever, Bureau Cultuurmakelaar Tilburg, Netherlands
1999, China Art Objects Galleries / Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA
BERLIN2000, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
2008 Das zweite Gesicht, Sammlung Südhausbau, München, Germany
Heavy Metal. Die unerklärliche Leichtigkeit eines Materials, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
That's The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sympathy for the devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
Mare Humorum 1, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hedwig, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Emerson vs. Nietzsche, China Art Objects at Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA
Yellow Snow, La Maison Jaune (Patricia Low Contempoary), Gstaad, Switzerland
Bird Berries bash, powergallery zu Gast bei Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Andersen's Wohnung Revisited 1996-1999, Andersen's Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Back to Black - Schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
The Hamsterwheel, Malmo Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Works on Paper, La Maison Jaune (Patricia Low Contemporary), Gstaad, Switzerland
18, Centre, Berlin, Germany
Son of..., Musee des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, Tourcoing Vertrautes Terrain - Aktuelle Kunst in and uber Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007Ballet Mecanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Euro-Centric. Part I, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
return to forever, forever and a day buro, Berlin, Germany
Aquarellcore, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Perspektive07, Staditsche Galerie, München, Germany
Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Made in Germany, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Kunstpreis dr Bottcherstasse in Bremen 2007, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Kommando Friedrich Holderlin Berlin, Galerie max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Final exhibition at 4 Clifford Street, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Gallery swap with Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Hotel, London, UK
2006Defamation of Character, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Rings of Saturn, Tate Modern, London, UK
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM / Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute of
Contemporary Art and further venues along Augustraße in Mitte, Berlin, Germany
2005When Humour Becomes Painful, Migrosmuseum fur Gengenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Schwartz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Phoenix Kunststiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Das Neue Schwarz, Galerie Rudiger Schottle, München, Germany
Security Check. Painting after Romanticism, Galerie Arndt and Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
2004Made in Berlin, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Heimweh, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Central Station, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Guido W. Baudach, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003Hands up, Baby, hands up, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany
Actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Painting on the roof, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Inauguration, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY
2002TIERE, Elternhaus Thomas Palme, Immenstadt, Germany
FRIEDE, FREIHEIT, FREUDE, Maschenmode, Berlin, Germany
Große Kunstausstellung Sommer 2002 im Pazifik, PAZIFIK, Berlin, Germany
Schöne Aussicht, Herr Schweins, Galerie Otto Schweins, Köln, Germany
2001The Ölwechsel, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Viva November, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
Bayrle, Jensen, Neumeier, Vatter, Zipp, Gesellschaft für Junge Kunst, Baden-Baden, Germany
Musterkarte, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Montana Sacra (Circles 5), ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2000Deathrace 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Turning into a Loop, Gallery Gio' Marconi, Milan, Italy
The Bridges - Art On The Highway, Fuori Uso 2000, Pescara, Italy
Landscape, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
Face The Black (Zipp Collection), Maschenmode, Berlin, Germany
1999OTTO hat Besuch, OTTO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jugendsünden, HHK Hamburg, Germany
Phantombüro, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Germany
Video Bar, Galerie Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt, Germany
Schlockweltall, Andersens Wohnung, Berlin, Germany
Stuttgart 17.5.56 - Salem (Wisconsin USA), 3.3.77, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Vivienne, Kunsthalle Lüneburg, Germany
1997Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany
DOWNTOWN, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Germany
1995Filmcuts, Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Fenster für Elke Martin, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Germany
COLLECTIONS
Boros Collection, Berlin, Germany
Henry Art Gallery Collection
Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Sammlung Goetz, München, Germany
Vicky Hughes and John Smith, London, UK
La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim, Germany
Lenbachhaus, München, Germany
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Benedikt Taschen, Köln, Germany