Gerhard Richter

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Gerhard Richter

(b. 1932, Dresden, Germany. Lives and works in Cologne.)

Gerhard Richter studied art at the Kunstakademie Dresden and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He first began exhibiting in Düsseldorf in 1963. A traveling retrospective at Düsseldorf's Kunsthalle in 1986 was followed in 1991 by a retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London. Richter's first North American retrospective was in 1998 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2002, a 40-year retrospective of Richter's work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and in 2012 a major retrospective was exhibited at the Tate Modern, London and traveled to the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011-2012). He has participated in several international art shows, including the Venice Biennale (1972, 1980, 1984, 1997 and 2007), as well as Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987), IX (1992), and X (1997). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Praemium Imperiale, Tokyo, (1997); Wolf Prize, Jerusalem (1994-1995); the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Vienna (1985); and Arnold Bode Prize, Kassel, Germany (1981).


Gerhard Richter From Elbe to November: Works on Paper from the Collection, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Gerhard Richter: Streifen + Glas, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Herbert Foundation and mumok in Dialogue, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Gerhard Richter, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Gerhard Richter: Editions from the Olbricht Collection 1965–2012, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Gerhard Richter. Elbe, November, and Other Works, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
Gerhard Richter: ATLAS, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
Gerhard Richter: Panorama, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin in conjunction with the Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
Gerhard Richter: Panorama, Tate Modern, London, UK
Gerhard Richter: Sinbad, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Gerhard Richter. Bilder einer Epoche, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany
15 x 2, fiftyfifty Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Gerhard Richter: Elbe, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Gerhard Richter. Sinopse, Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba, Brazil
Gerhard Richter: Epoch (Artist Rooms), New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK
Gerhard Richter: Lines which do not exist, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
Gerhard Richter. Übersicht, Galerie im Ernst-Rietschel-Haus, Pulsnitz, Germany
Gerhard Richter. Sinopsis, Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gerhard Richter. Sinopsis, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uraguay
Gerhard Richter: New Overpainted Photographs, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Gerhard Richter: Abstrakte Bilder, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Gerhard Richter: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Gerhard Richter, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Gerhard Richter, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Gerhard Richter: Zufall - The Cologne Cathedral Window, and 4900 Colours, Museum Ludwig, Cologne.


What’s a Photograph?, International Center for Photography, New York
Manifesta 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Beyond and Between, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, California
Passions Secrètes, Collections Privées Flamandes, Tri Postal, Lille, France
Auf Augenhöhe: Meisterwerke aus Mittelalter und Moderne, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Leben Mit Pop!, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Collection: Contemporary Art and Themes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
Rasterfahndung. Das Raster in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Selecciones de la Colección del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao II, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Spain
The Queen: Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery, London
Son et Lumière – Material, Transition, Time, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Kabinettstucke|Cabinet Pieces, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art,
Bremen, Germany
Chefs-d’oeuvre Du Musée Frieder Burda, Musée Granet, Aix-en-
Nie wieder störungsfrei! Aachen Avant-garde seit 1964, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Belvedere: Why Is Landscape Beautiful?, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
Hirst – Baselitz – Richter – Kiefer: The Contemporary Collection, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Rendez-vous der Maler – Malerei an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1946 bis 1986, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lifelines: Stages of a Collection, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Zettels Traum – The Bernd und Verena Klüser Collection of Drawings, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Hyper Real – Art and America around 1970, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Things are Queer: Highlights of the UniCredit Art Collection, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Compass: Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Graphics of Capitalist Realism: KP Brehmer, KH Hödicke, Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell: Graphical Works until, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
New Space, New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Out of Focus. After Gerhard Richter, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Painted Over – Blurred – Erased: Portrait in the 20th Century, Galerie der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Vielfalt Abstraktion, Hubertus Melsheimer Kunsthandel, Cologne, Germany
Arp, Beckmann, Munch, Kirchner, Warhol … Classics in Bonn. The Unknown Collection from Bielefeld, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Hack Order #2 – Eleven Rooms, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Psycho Painting, Carlson, London, UK
With Your Art: Artist's Editions 1990–2010, Haubrok Collection, Berlin, Germany
A Touch of Eden – Masterpieces and Positions of Contemporary Art, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Atlas: How to Carry the World on One’s Back?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
PastPresentFuture: Highlights from the UniCredit Group Collection, Yapı Kredi Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Haunted – Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
The Nature of Art: Encounters with Nature from the 19th Century to the Present, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
In Chronological Order: Städel Works of the 14th to 21st Centuries, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Art Re: Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
Hyper Real: The Passion of the Real in Painting and Photography, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Luc Tuymans: A Vision of Central Europe, Arentshuis and Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium
Picasso to Julie Mehretu: Modern Drawings from the British Museum Collection, British Museum, London, UK
The Private Museum: The Passion for Contemporary Art in the Collections in Bergamo, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo, Italy
With Head and Hand - Variations in Drawing, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Thrice Upon A Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
55 Years of Art in Düsseldorf, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Invisible Shadows: Images of Uncertainty, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Perspectives contemporaines – Collection & nouvelles acquisitions, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Etienne, France
Lust for Life and Danse Macabre: Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
International Art from the Reininghaus Collection, Cologne
Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Capitalist Realism: Graphics from the Block Collection, Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie, Quedlinburg, Germany
The Luminous West, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Re-Opening of K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Painting: Process and Expansion – From the 1950s till now, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Press Art: The Collection Annette and Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne (MdM), Salzburg, Austria
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, USA
Vanité. Mort que me veux-tu?, Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France
Re-Opening of the Albertinum in Dresden, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
Monet et l’abstraction, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France
Die Neue Galerie – Auftritt im Schloss!, Museum Schloß Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany
Just what is it..., Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
Collection / Porto : Museu Serralves, Domaine de Kerguéhennec – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Neue Freiheit – Abstraktion nach 1945, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
Täuschend echt. Illusion und Wirklichkeit in der Kunst, Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg, Germany
Monet y la abstracción, Museo Thyssen–Bornemisza, Madrid, Espagne
Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures," Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California
7 x 14 Jubiläumsausstellung, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection" Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
52nd International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Gerhard Richter Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

October 14 - December 20, 2014

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

September 12 - October 13, 2012
New York

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

Peinture 2010 - 2011
September 23 - November 3, 2011

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

Abstract Paintings 2009
November 7, 2009 - January 9, 2010
New York

As Long As It Lasts
As Long As It Lasts

curated by Tom Eccles
July 1 - September 4, 2009
New York

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

January 26 - March 1, 2008

30/40 Part I
30/40 Part I

A Selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years at Marian Goodman Gallery
September 10 - October 13, 2007
New York

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

Paintings 2001-2005
November 17, 2005 - January 14, 2006
New York

Reflecting the Mirror
Reflecting the Mirror

Curated by Karina Daskalov
June 14 - August 27, 2004
New York

Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter

June 21 - August 30, 2002
New York

Gerhard Richter Publications

Painting 2010-2011
Gerhard Richter

Strip Paintings
Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter Painting

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