Klaus Weber

Born in Sigmaringen, Germany, 1967
Lives and works in Berlin.

Education

1995

  1. MA, Fine Art and Visual Communication at the HdK-Berlin
  2. "FREIE KLASSE" (Free Class).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

  1. Collective at the City Observatory, Edinburgh, Scotland

2017

  1. Herald St., London, United Kingdom
  2. CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  3. Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany

2016

  1. Emergency Blanket, Andrew Kreps Gallery

2015

  1. Equilibre Trunk, Equitable Vitrines, Welton Becket & Associates Equitable Life Building, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  1. Hybrid Naples: With Matheus Rocha Pitta, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

2012

  1. Sandfountain, commissioned by Frieze Projects East & Create for the London Olympics
  2. Alle Körper fallen gleich schnell, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany
  3. All bodies fall equally fast, Herald Street, London, United Kingdom
  4. If you leave me I’m not following, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

2011

  1. If you leave me I’m not coming, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom

2009

  1. bee paintings, Herald Street, London, United Kingdom
  2. bee paintings, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2008

  1. Klaus Weber, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2007

  1. shape of the ape, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. The Big Giving, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2006

  1. The Big Giving (small group), Herald Street, London, United Kingdom

2005

  1. Allee der Schlaflosigkeit (Avenue of Wakefulness), new production, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

2004

  1. Unfolding Cul-de-Sac, installation including the "sidewalk mushrooms", Cubitt Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  2. Sick Fox, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2003

  1. Public Fountain LSD Hall, commissioned by the Frieze Foundation, London, United Kingdom

2002

  1. Brutstube, Public installation, Berlin, Germany
  2. Fountain Loma Dr / W 6th St., Public installation, Los Angeles, CA

2001

  1. Demo Inverse, Public performance, Berlin, Germany

2000

  1. Death Disco Club, Public performance, Berlin, Germany

1999

  1. Magic Info, Performative lecture and guided exhibition, Kunstbank, Berlin, Germany

1998

  1. Tour de Force, Public action with loudspeaker car, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  1. Béton, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2015

  1. Welcome to the Jungle, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  2. 13th Biennale de Lyon, La vie moderne, curated by Ralph Rugoff, Lyon, France
  3. Ape Culture, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  4. Burning Insurance, public intervention curated by Diana Campbel, Project88 Gallery, Mumbai, India
  5. Robert & Trix Haussmann | Klaus Weber | Nicole Wermers, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
  6. Pillar Huggers, Or Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

2014

  1. IDIOSYNCHROMISM, Dickinson Roundell, New York, NY
  2. This Is Our Music, This Is Our Art, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, The Netherlands
  3. A Machine needs instructions as a Garden needs Discipline, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
  4. A Machine needs instructions as a Garden needs Discipline, Alhondiga, Bilbao, Spain
  5. Reclaimed – Second life of sculpture, The Briggait, Glasgow International, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  6. Re:Museum, National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
  7. About Sculpture #4, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany 

2013

  1. Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
  2. Squattered Showers, Forms of Weather, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
  3. A Machine needs Instructions as a Gardener needs Discipline, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo Principe, Pontevedra, Spain

2012

  1. Cosmic Laughter, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
  2. Of Bees, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
  3. Painting Without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, The Netherlands

2011

  1. The Art Of Narration Changes with Time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
  2. Fountain Show, Dispari & Dispari Project, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  3. Please Go Around the Construction Area by the Lights and Over the Traffic
  4. Island (and other stories), Kunstverein Schattendorf, Bergenland, Austria

2010

  1. Animism, Extra City & M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
  2. 11th Triennale Kleinplastik 2010, Fellbach, Germany
  3. UM – Festival fur Zeitgenossiche Kunst, Musik and Literatur der Uckermark Reduxdelux, Berlin, Germany

2009

  1. The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Tonight, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  3. Plot 09, The World and Nearer Ones, Curated by Mark Beasley, New York, NY
  4. The Show Continues Upstairs, Supportico Lopex, Berlin, Germany
  5. Ferne Nähe, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
  6. Bienale Cuvée, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz
  7. Monument for Study, Herald Street, London, United Kingdom
  8. Palindrom, W.O. Scheibe Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
  9. Berlin _ Los Angeles. A Tale of Two (Other) Cities, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
  10. This World & Nearer Ones, organized by Creative Time, Governors Island, NY
  11. >NATUR< IN DER KUNST DER GEGENWART, Ferne Nähe, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2008

  1. Manifesta 7: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy
  2. Eine Bessere Welt: Tue Greenfort, San Keller, Klaus Weber, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
  3. Transformational Grammars, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
  4. Implant, The UBS Art Gallery, Curated by Jodie Jacobson, New York, NY
  5. The Blind Spot, Realismus Studio of the NGBK, Berlin, Germany
  6. Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture. Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium
  7. The Object is the Mirror, Wilkinson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2007

  1. The Object is the Mirror, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna
  2. RealismusStudio: Syntropia, Neue Gasellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Kreuzberg, Germany
  3. You’ll never know: Drawing and Random Interference, curated by Jeni Walwin and Henry Krokatsis, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  4. Design by Accident, Dover Publications, Inc., NY, 1968, Croy Nielsen Berlin, Germany
  5. syntropia, NGBK, Berlin

2006

  1. FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!, Signet works of the collections, ZKM-Karlsruhe, Germany
  2. Just Off Focus, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Music and Art, COMA Centre for Opinions in Music and Art, Berlin, Germany
  4. it is, what is it?, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  5. Judith Hopf, Michaela Schweiger, Klaus Weber u.a., Galerie Ursula Walbröl, Duesseldorf, Germany
  6. You'll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference, Hayward Gallery, United Kingdom
  7. After Cage Künstlerinterventionen, Nationaal Jenevermuseum, Hasselt, Belgien
  8. Satom, Weber, Schweiger, Hopf & Pesch, Galerie Walbröl, Düsseldorf, Germany
  9. beton wurst und andere teamgeister, after the butcher, Berlin
  10. Der Geist ist ein Wasserfall – MAMA showroom, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2005

  1. Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, The Geffen Contemporary Art MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  2. The Imaginary number, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  3. Not a drop but the Fall, Kunstlerhaus Bremen, Germany
  4. Communism, curated by Grant Watson, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  5. Transatlantische Impulse, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  6. Ecstasy - In and About Altered States, MOCA THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles, CA
  7. The Imaginary Number, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  8. Hugh Lane - Off-Site, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

2004

  1. World Watchers, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany
  2. Never Never Landscape, curated by Kirsty Bell, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
  3. Black Friday-Exercises in Hermetics, Kamm Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2003

  1. Murated Zen. The Art of Surviving, The Nunnery, London, United Kingdom
  2. LUX OPEN, curated by Ian White, Royal Academy, London. Sektion Utopia / Whitechapel Art Gallery
  3. Boolteg, Spitalfields Market, London, United Kingdom

2002

  1. Violence is at the margin of all things, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Italy

2001

  1. Surprise 3, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungry

2000

  1. ticker 6, Galerie Carlier|Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

1999

  1. they came by taxi, Parabolica Spaces, Berlin, Germany

1998

  1. we are somewhere else (already), Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Artist Curated Exhibitions

2011

  1. Already there!, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom

2009

  1. THE HALL OF FAME, Curator, Schröderstr Jazzclub, Berlin, Germany

Selected Collaborative Works

1997-2005

  1. Ping Pong d´amour, Television soap opera series, Berlin and Munich, Germany

1996-2003

  1. A-clip, founder of collective film project, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin

1995-2003

  1. Zigaretten Rauchen, Co-founder of music project, Berlin, Germany

1995-1999

  1. KLASSE ZWEI, Co-founder of artist group and project space for political and theoretical discussion, Berlin, Germany

1997

  1. MicroStudio Surplus - 11 Tage des didaktischen Liedes (11 days of didactic song), KLASSE ZWEI, Berlin, Germany INNENSTADTAKTION (InnerCityAction), nation wide political campaign

Bibliography

2015

  1. Wolfgang Spindler. “Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial addresses modernity.” Euronews, September 11
  2. Claire Voon. “Artists Take Pens to Their Wall Labels at the Lyon Biennale.” Hyperallergic, September 10

2012

  1. Judith Hopf. “Klaus Weber, messages in a bottle.” Mousse Magazine no. 33
  2. “Malt Bienen, malt!” Frankfurter Allgemeine, February 25
  3. Simon Raven, A Great Exhibition, nottinghamvisualarts.net, February 3

2011

  1. “Klaus Weber: If you leave me I’m not coming.” Leftlion.com. October 28
  2. Review, e-flux.com. December
  3. Ana Teixeira Pinto. “The Art of Narration Changes with Time.” artagenda.com, July 6

2010

  1. Bell, Kirsty. “What Goes Around.” Frieze. October, p. 188
  2. Gudrun Gut. “Best of 2010.” Artforum, December

2009

  1. Huck, Brigitte. "Klaus Weber Secession.” ArtForum, January, p. 227
  2. Roberta Smith. “Island as Inspiration and Canvas.“ New York Times, June 26
  3. Wilson, Michael. “Ferry Tale, Diary.” Artforum, July 1

2008

  1. Rosenberg, Karen. "Implant.“ New York Times, August 8
  2. Griffin,Jonathan.“Klaus Weber (shape of the ape).“ Frieze, no. 114, April
  3. Rabottini, Alessandro. "Manifesta 7.” Modern Painters, October, p. 112
  4. Mack, Joshua. "Klaus Weber, Shape of the Ape.” Time Out New York, January 17

2007

  1. Schwendener, Martha. "Klaus Weber, Shape of the Ape". New York Times. December 28
  2. "Art Notes: War News.” Art Monthly, September, No 309
  3. Aly, Remona. "In the Future Memoriam: IRAQ.” Emel Magazine, issue 37, July
  4. Sooke, Alastair. “Memorial to the Iraq War.” Frieze, issue 109
  5. Ruyter, Thibaut de. “Design by accident.” Artpress 334
  6. "It’s like being a figure in an architecture model - mmh-hhm." sidselnelund.wordpress.com, July 14
  7. Coburn, Tyler. "Klaus Weber's Fountain Art.” www.tomorrowunlimited.com, July 17
  8. Darwent, Charles. "Oh what a lovely war.” Independent on Sunday, May 27
  9. Hanks, Robert. "Bringing the dead home.” Independent, April 27

2006

  1. Linden, Liz (editor)."Communism.” The Best Surprise is No Surprise. e-flux, JRP Ringer. p.158.
  2. Ebner, Jörn. “Schneeskulpturen und Fontänen.” FAZ, Kunstmarkt, November 4
  3. Plender, Olivia. "Top Ten.” Artforum, April
  4. Davis, Erik. "Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.” Artforum

2005

  1. Bell, Kirsty. "Enclosed in a circular systems.” interview, Untitled#35
  2. Stark, Frances. "Los Angeles.” Artforum. December
  3. Schulze, Karin. "Kinder der Revolution.” Financial Times Deutschland, December 23
  4. Kimmelman, Michael. "Art for the tuned in…" International Herald Tribune, November 9
  5. Kimmelman, Michael. "A mind bending trip down a rabbit hole.” The New York Times. November 4
  6. Chang, Richard. "Exhibit: Ecstasy.” The Orange County Register, October 16
  7. Rose, Steven. "More Ecstasy, less agony.” Dailynews.com, October 11
  8. Knight, Christopher. "Take a mind excursion.” Los Angeles Times, October 11
  9. Hunter, Drohojowska-Philip. "The Art Trip.” artnet.com
  10. Smith, Roberta. "Tune In, Turn On, Dig Art.” The New York Times, September 11
  11. Gutmair, Ulrich. "Macht nur soviel Ihr könnt.” NETZEITUNG, August 2
  12. Knight, Christopher. "A portal to the new Berlin.” Los Angeles Times, July 24
  13. Van Halen, Annelieke. "The city is full of potential.” Tubelight, June

2004

  1. Elmgreen & Dragset. "Artists' Picks: Klaus Weber: Unfolding Cul-de-sac.” Artforum, December O'Reilly, Sally. "Klaus Weber, Cubitt, London.” Frieze, September Stone, Katie. " Klaus Weber, Andrew Kreps, New York, Cubitt, London.” The Brooklyn Rail, June

2002

  1. Klaus Weber. "Los Angeles Buhlerin des Lichts - Lieblingsstadt der Solipsisten." (Los Angeles: Favorite City of the Solipsists) Junge Welt News.

1998

  1. "Klaus Weber, Didaktische Phänomene und der Allgemeine Kampf um das Imaginäre" (Didactic Phenomena and the Social Imaginary) ANYP, No. 8.

Catalogues

2011

  1. On Acid; A Field Guide to Altered States, William Rauscher and John Moeller, Published by CCC, San Francisco CA

2009

  1. This World & Nearer Ones, Creative Time Books, New York, NY
  2. Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon Press, London, England
  3. The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2008

  1. The Blind Spot, RealismusStudio of the NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2007

  1. Stipendiaten und Stpendiatinnen der Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung u. Kultur
  2. Make Everything New–A Project On Communism, Edited by Grant Watson, Gerrie van Noord & Gavin Everall (2006). published by Book Works and Project Arts Centre, Dublin

2006

  1. After Cage Network, c/o Marres Capucijnenstraat, Netherlands

2005

  1. Ecstasy In and About Altered States. Exhibition catalog. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. ed. Lisa Mark, Wenn sonst nichts klappt: Wiederholung wiederholen, materialverlag & b_books/polypen: Audio CD

2003

  1. Frieze Art Fair Yearbook
  2. Buchmann, Sabeth. "Travelling in closed spaces". From Work To Text org/ed., Jürgen Bock, ccb project room
  3. Violence is at the margin of all things, ed. Creischer, Siekmann, Generali Foundation. Walther König

Monographic Catalogues

  1. Klaus Weber, If you leave me I'm not coming - Already there!, Nottingham Contemporary
  2. Klaus Weber, Bee Works, Walther König
  3. Klaus Weber, Secession, Sternberg Press, New York, NY
  4. Klaus Weber, Unfold! You Cul-de-sac, Revolver Verlag

Selected Filmography

2004

  1. Menschenloop, DVD, 60 min.

2003

  1. Fountain Loma Dr, W 6th St., DVD, 60 min.
  2. 7 lives and 2 beside, A-clip, 35mm, 60 sec.
  3. Embrace the hyper rational. A-clip, 35 mm, 70 sec.
  4. Watching 03, Music Video, DVD, 59 sec.

1997-2005

  1. Ping Pong d´Amour, A Nouvelle Vague Soap, 4 parts, Beta SP, 120 min.

2002

  1. DEMO INVERSE. Performance documentation, DVD, 60 min.

1999

  1. Surplus (K in the basement), Beta SP, 15 min. loop

1998

  1. Anstiftung Warentest, A-clip II, 35mm film, 1 min. 55 sec.

1997

  1. Infosäule, A-clip, 35mm film, 1 min. 29 sec.

1996

  1. Absichtserklärung A-clip, VHS-Video and 35 mm film, 1 min. 57 sec.
  2. Morgen!, Music Video, S-VHS, 2 min 44 sec.
  3. Melancholie in der Großstadt, Music Video, S-VHS, 1 min 6 sec.

1995

  1. Blickwinkelpräferenzen, Music Video, S-VHS, 1 min 38 sec.
  2. alucarD. Fabrikkörper, Nebel, Markt und Vampirismen, S-V HS, 9 min.

Selected Discography

2004

  1. Kranke Fuchs, LP, Self-released
  2. exijudile, the sound of the LSD Fountain, LP, Self-released

2001

  1. Death Disco Club, Audio-CD, tete-à-tete

2000

  1. ZigarettenRauchen feat. Rosa, Maxi-CD, Sony Music

1998

  1. ZigarettenRauchen männer, Single, Monika records

1998

  1. ZigarettenRauchen surplus, Audio-CD, b_books records

Public Collections

  1. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
  2. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Vienna, Austria
  3. Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Germany
  4. Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

Selected Distinctions

2006

  1. Fellowship, Department of Science, Research and Culture, Berlin

2005

  1. Fellowship Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany

2004

  1. Catalogue Grant, Department of Science, Research and Culture, Berlin

2002/3

  1. Artist in residence, Whitechapel Art Gallery/ Delfina Studio Trust, London
  2. Artist in residence, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles
  3. Project Sponsorship, Cultural Fund of the Capital of Germany

2000

  1. Project Sponsorship, Department of Science, Research & Culture, Berlin

1998

  1. Fellowship, Department of Science, Research & Culture, Berlin