Franz West (Austrian, 1947–2012) is a sculptor and installation artist born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste. The sculptures known as Adaptives, which he began creating during the 1970s, are considered his first significant works; as humorously indeterminate objects, they are both artful sculptures and tactile gadgets, with their artistic function considered complete only once viewers have touched or played with them. West, whose art is influenced by his interest in psychoanalytic texts, describes his Adaptives as prostheses, a term that alludes to their incomplete status as well as their connection to the body.

West garnered a larger audience in the mid-1980s, when he began producing furniture. He often crafts chairs and couches by welding together pieces of scrap metal, a technique that reflects his interest in collage. Additionally, West creates colorful, upholstered furniture. West''s works have been exhibited throughout the world for more than 30 years and at a variety of venues, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, the Gagosian Gallery in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico. He currently lives and works in Vienna.

Timeline

1947
Born in Vienna
1977–1982
Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna (Prof. Bruno Gironcoli)
1987
Otto Mauer-Preis (award)
1994
Skultpuren-Preis of the EA Generali Foundation (award)
1998
Wolfgang Hahn-Preis (award)
2011
Goldener Löwe, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Exhibitions

2013
Wo ist mein Achter? MMK, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2013
Wo ist mein Achter? MUMOK, Wien, Austria (solo)
2012
Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
Stolen Fantasy, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2012
Artandpress, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2012
Man With A Ball, Gagosian Gallery, London (solo)
2012
Gold, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
2012
Zwei Epiphanien, mit Gelatin, Schloss Damtschach, Germany (solo)
2012
West Reyle / Reyle West: Stolen Fantasy. Kollaboration von Franz West und Anselm Reyle 2010-2012, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012
Collaborations & Interventions, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
2011
Haubrok shows, Berlin, Germany
2011
Epiphanien, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2011
Zeitgenössische Raumkunst, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2011
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2011
Furniture, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
2010
Compass in hand. Selección de la Colección de dibujo contemporáneo de la Fundación Judith Rothschild, IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
2010
Move: Choreographing You - Hayward Gallery, London (England)
2010
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, The New Decor, Moscow
2010
Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
2010
Deichtorhallen, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hamburg
2010
New Museum, Skin Fruit. Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New York
2010
Press Art - Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel - Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg
2010
EXPEDIT 11 - Werkstadt Graz, Graz
2010
Jeder Künstler ist ein Mensch – Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
2010
Marguelis Collection at the Warehouse, Sculpture and Video, Miami Beach
2010
Terre Vulnerabili, a growing exhibition, Hangar Bicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2010
James Ensor, Hareng Saur: Ensor et l'art contemporain - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
2010
Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando? GAM - Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Gallarate, Gallarte
2010
The New Decor, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, GCCC, Moscow
2010
Auswertung der Flugdaten, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen - im Ständehaus, Dusseldorf
2010
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex, CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2010
Hayward Gallery, 'Dance & Art', London
2010
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Choreographing You: Fifty Years of Art and Dance, Hamburg
2010
Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
2010
Vancouver Art Gallery, Freud and Art, Vancouver
2010
FischGrätenMelkStand - - Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
2010
Skulpturen, Objekte und Installationen - Galerie Kunst & Handel, Graz
2010
The New Décor - Hayward Gallery, London (England)
2010
11. Triennale Kleinplastik - Larger Than Life - Stranger Than Fiction - Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach
2010
Modèles modèles 2 - Mamco - musée d _art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2010
EXPEDIT 10 - Werkstadt Graz, Graz
2010
Jeunes pousses - FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier
2010
Superficies del deseo - Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo - MUAC, Mexico City
2010
PRESS ART - Werke aus der Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel - Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2010
Long time no see - The Brno House of Arts - Central Building, Brno
2010
Ich weiß gar nicht, was Kunst ist - Einblicke in eine private Sammlung - MARTa Herford, Herford
2010
Vom Nutzen (Das Nützen), Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
2010
Skin Fruit, Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York, NY
2010
Roman Room, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2010
Gallery Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium
2010
Madre, Autotheater, Napoli, Italy
2010
Kunsthaus Graz, Autotheater, Graz
2009
Autotheater, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2009
Im Garten der Lüste, Belvedere, Wien, Austria
2009
Franz West, Works from the 1990s, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
2009
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
2009
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2009
The Ego and the Id, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
2009
Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Switzerland
2009
T-Tris : Un « jeu » de construction entre les collections de la Province de Hainaut, du Muhka et du Mudam - B.P.S.22 - Espace de Création Contemporaine, Charleroi
2009
Die Kunst ist super! - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
2009
Entre Seux Actes Loge de Comedienne - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
2009
Mahlzeit! (Essen in der Kunst) - Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
2009
Your Gold Teeth III - Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NY
2009
summa summarum - Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen
2009
Images & (re)présentations - The 1980s – Part 2 - MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
2009
A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection - Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
2009
Sculpture Show - Eastside Projects, Birmingham (England)
2009
Galerie Almine Rech - Brussels, Brussels
2009
MOCA _s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex - Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
2009
The Irreverent Object - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
2009
PastPresentFuture - Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna
2009
brücken in die gegenwart 2009 Von Anzinger bis Kubin - Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag
2009
Sleepwalking - Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne
2009
Continuous Present - Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2009
Best Of Kunstraum Innsbruck 2004-2009 - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
2009
Werken, Fragmenten Van Een Collectie - Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven
2009
Männer Frauen - Kunstraum Grässlin, St. Georgen
2009
Bass Museum of Miami/La Colección Jumex, Where do we go from here?, Miami
2009
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Venice
2009
Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, ‚We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind’, Paris
2009
Franz West und Atelier, ‘Base/Progetti per l’Arte’, Florence
2009
NRW-Forum, 'ufo', Düsseldorf
2009
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2009
OpenAir Galerie Ateliér, ArtClub Farní dvur, Stalky, Czech Republic
2009
Sammlungsausstellung, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
2009
Sculpture in Nature, Nature of Sculpture, Foundation 'De 11 lijnen', Oudenburg, Belgium
2009
Edition/Addition - Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009
Haydn explosiv - Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt
2009
La Vie Mode D'Emploi - Sutton Lane - Paris, Paris
2009
Yellow and Green - Positionen aus der Sammlung des MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
2009
N _importe quoi - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
2009
CROSS OVER - Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna
2009
Herwig Weiser / Pierre Weiss / Franz West - galerie ColletPark, Paris
2009
Best of Austria. Eine kunstsammlung - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
2009
OFF THE WALL - Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
2008–2009
To Build A House, Works 1972 - 2008, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Asymmetrische Kunst, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2008
Angewandte Kunst, MAK, Vienna (solo)
2008
Paßstück, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
The Hamster Wheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
2008
Sculpture Center, Gala Honoring Franz West, New York (solo)
2008
True Romance, Kunstahhe Wien, Vienna, Austria
2008
Antwerp Sculpture Show - Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (solo)
2007
Place Vendôme, FIAC, Paris (solo)
2007
Everstill, Fundación Federico García-Lorca, La Huerta de San Vicente, Granada, Spain
Gironcoli-Museum, Gironcolis Schüler, Herberstein, Austria
Sequence 1, Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection, Pallazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Critical Mass - Kritische Masse, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Over Under, Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London, UK
Comic Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Shandyismus, Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
Die Macht der Frauen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
Fabric, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Exit Music (For a Film), Galerie Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Der Ficker, Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, London, UK
DUMP: Postmodern Sculpture in the Dissolved Field, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2006
Modelle u.a., Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
3 Outdoor Sculptures, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Sit In, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Secondyry, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
2006
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Displacement and Condensation’, London (solo)
2005
Sculpture, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Einsteinhaus, Caputh, Germany
Dinge und Menschen, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Sale, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2004
Funky Lessons, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Tongue in Cheek: L'humour dans l'art contemporain, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Gartenmöbel, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Bernier / Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Museo Tamayo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman,Innsbruck, Austria
Hurdy Gurdy, James Kelly Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Schloss Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Mostly West, Lincoln Center and Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, NY
Michelangelo Pistoletto/Franz West: Reflection Part 1, Sutton Lane, London, UK
Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
2004
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, ‘7th & Penn Street‘, Pittsburgh (solo)
2003
Franzwestite: Franz West - works 1973-2003, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Sisyphos: Litter and Waste, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
We'll Not Carry Coals, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Spalt, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Narcissus, Chapelle des Petits Augustins, Paris; Galerie de / di / bY, Paris
Akzidenzien, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Der Nagel, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany
Levitazione, Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2002
Franz West - Aussenskulptur, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Meublage, Galerie Elisbeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Merciless, MassMoca, North Adams, MA
Franz West – Early Works, Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
Burning, MAC, Marseille, France
SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2001
Appartement, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Gnadenlos/Merciless, MAK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst, Vienna, Austria
David Zwirner, New York, NY
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Somerset House, London, UK
Notations Franz West 2Topia, Wexner Art Center, Columbus OH
Sammlung Ich sammle mich, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Mondschein, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Osborge, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Palacio de Velàzquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Aquarium, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Valenciennes, France
Franz West, Alpenglühn, Galerie Barbara Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
2000
Franz West: In & Out, Museum für Neue Kunst. ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Plakatentwürfe, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Die Aluskulptur, Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria; Schlosspark Ambras, Innsbruck, Austria
Palacio Velàzquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Mies van der Rohe Pavillon, Barcelona, Spain
Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Pre-Semblance & The Everyday, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mike Kelley/Franz West, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France
1999
Franz West, Roosem Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
Franz West: Vom Feinsten, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Arbeitsplatte Franz West, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Real Stories II: Jeff Koons, Fischli & Weiss, Reinhard Mucha, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Franz West, Marianne Boesky Gallery and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Franz West: Sculpture and Installation, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Cien Sillas, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Mike Kelley/Franz West, Hôtel Empain, Brussels, Belgium
1998
Franz West, Openluchtmuseum voor beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
Franz West: Die im Atelier fertiggestellte Ausstellung, Gallery Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Functional Objects & Related Works, A/D Gallery, New York, NY
Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Bar, with Heimo Zobernig, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1997
Franz West. Recyclages, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Franz West: Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Colabs and Combos, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Com eign Mab, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Franz West, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Franz West. Stühle für die documenta X, Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Proforma, Narodni Galerie v Praze, Prague, Czech Republic; Muzeum Sztuke w Lodzi, Lodz, Poland
Sculpture Projects in Münster, Münster, Germany
1996
Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
Franz West: Gelegentliches – zu einer anderen Rezeption, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Franz West, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Proforma, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Suspension, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
Franz West: Eine Retrospektive, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Franz West: Collagen, Passtücke, Werke. 1972-1990, Galerie Kalb, Vienna, Austria
Franz West. New Sculptures and Installations, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Franz West und Hans Arp, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Franz West: Leviten, Bonnefanten Museumm, Masstricht, The Netherlands
Franz West: Combi, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
1995
Carnegie International Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Franz West: La Carreta Verde, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, 1995, Madrid, Spain
Villa Arson, Nice , France
Franz West mit einer Geste von Raymond Hains: Telefonskulpturen, Sitz- und Liegegelegenheiten, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
1994
Konversation, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Home Elements (A Retrospective), David Zwirner, New York, NY
Rest, DIA Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Franz West's Sammlung, Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany
Raum Strohal, Vienna, Austria
Neue Werke, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Labor, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Test, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Galerie Vera Vita Gioja, Naples, Italy
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Investigations of American Art, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Der Fall von Graz, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Das bestellte Oval, Theseustempel, Vienna, Austria
Sur un plateau, Galerie Bruges la Morte, Bruges, Belgium
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
1992
Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Untersuchungen zur amerikanischen Kunst, Galerie Foksal, Warsaw
1991
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Pis Aller (Doubled), Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Erika und Otto Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
Etude de Couleur, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Galerie Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy
1990
Sala Boccioni, Milan, Italy
Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
Kunstverein Horn, Horn, Germany
Defunctus, Jänner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
44th Biennale di Venezia, Padigliono Austriaco, Venice, Italy
Galerie Karl-Heinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Bruges la Morte, Bruges, Belgium
Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galleria Mario Pieroni, Rome, Italy
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Stichting de Appel Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Standard Graphik, Cologne, Germany
1989
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Possibilities, P.S.1/The Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Seats and Sculptures, Koury-Wingate Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Grässlin-Ehrhardt, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Giorgio Persano, Milan, Italy
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
1988
Galerija Studentski Kulturni Centar, Belgrade, Serbia
Galerie Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy
Schöne Aussicht, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Die Ernte des Tantalos, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Wegener Räume 2-5, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Fontana Romana, Galerie Mario Pieroni, Rome, Italy
1987–1988
Ansicht, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
1987
Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria
De Lege Ruimte, Bruges, Belgium
1986
Legitime Skulpturen, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Christoph Dürr, Munich, Germany
1985
Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer präzisen Reise, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthandlung Hummel, Vienna, Austria
Franz West/Hans Kupelwieser, Kunstzentrum der Engelhorn Stiftung‘, Munich, Germany
1984
Im Klapperhof, Cologne, Germany
1983
Signaturalismen, Kunsthandlung Julius Hummel, Vienna, Austria
1980
Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck, Austria
Galerie Forme, Frankfurt, Germany
1979
Semantik und Verblödung, Galerie Forme, Frankfurt, Germany
1978
Neue Subtilitä, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
1977
Verblödung und Semantik, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
1976
Galerie Hamburger, Vienna, Austria

Public Collections

MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation,Venice, Italy
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Literature

2008
Alexander, Darsie and Franz West. Franz West, To Build a House You Start With the Roof: Work 1972-2008. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008
2000
West, Franz. Franz West: In & Out. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000
1999
Fleck, Robert. Franz West. London: Phaidon Press, 1999