Timeline

1944
Born in Rheinsberg, Germany.
1968
Attended the Staatlichen Akademie für bildende Künste, Karlsruhe
1969–1971
Attended Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1974
Prize of the City of Düsseldorf, Germany
1976
Prize of the County of Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany
1984
The Golden Lion, First Prize of 41st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
1997
Lichtwark Prize, City of Hamburg, Germany
1997
DocumentaX in Kassel, Baumgarten exhibited the archives of his stay with the Yanomani, anthropological photographs that raise questions concerning Western perception of tribal life and relate Baumgarten's efforts to the tradition of Kulturkritik in German thought
2003
mfi Award, Kunst und Bau, Essen, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin and New York

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla', Fundación Botín, Cantabria,Spain (solo)
2012
'Spies in the House of Art', The Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
2012
'La Triennale', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2012
'Tour d'Horizon - Werke aus der Sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst', migros museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2011–2012
Abend der Zeit - Señores Naturales Yanomami, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (solo)
2011–2012
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, FR (solo)
2011
'Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit. Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute', Akademie-Galerie. Die Neue Sammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010–2011
River Crossing, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne (solo)
2010–2011
Galería Elba Benítz, Madrid (solo)
2010
‘Projecto Tierra’ Alhóndiga Bilbao, Spain
2010
'Eröffnung Neubau', Museum Folkwang, Essen
2010
Leopards in the Temple, SkulptureCenter, Long Island, USA
2010
Lost and Found, Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
2009–2010
Radical Nature - Art and Architecture for a changing Planet 1969-2009, Barbican Centre, London, Dick Institut, Klamarnock, England
2009
Universal Archive: The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia, Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
2009
Joseph Beuys und seine Schüler - Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
2009
Fragmento Brasil, MarianGoodman Gallery, New York (solo)
2009
Seven Sounds/Seven Circles, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2008–2009
Seeing Double, Galerie Zander, Cologne, Germany
2008
Un Coup des Dés, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
2008
Objectivités: La Photographie à Düsseldorf' Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France
2008
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
2008
Autofocus retina, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2008
Sammlung 1978-2008' Migros Museum, Zürich
2008
Universal Archive: The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic 'Utopia' Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
2006–2008
Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver - Arte Fotografico de la Coléccion Deutsche Bank’ Marco Museum, Monterrey, Museo de Artes Modernas, Lima, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007
30/40, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2007
From the Earth to the Moon' Castello Rivoli, Torino, Italy
2007
Revue, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Gemany
2007
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2007
Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
2006
Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany (solo)
2004
Carbon [1987-90], Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (solo)
2004
Lothar Baumgarten, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2004
Seven Sounds/Seven Circles. Watershed, The Hudson Valley Art Project, Beacon, New York (solo)
2003
Lothar Baumgarten: The Origin of the Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (solo)
2003
Lothar Baumgarten, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, Netherlands (solo)
2003
Skaftfell Cultural Center, Seydisfjordur, Iceland (solo)
2003
Lothar Baumgarten, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, Netherlands
2001–2002
Terra Firma, Drucke und Photographie 1977-85, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany (solo)
2001–2002
Carbon, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania (solo)
1999–2002
Permanent Commission for the City of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2001
Carbon, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2001
‘How to see Venice’, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2001
‘Berühren zwei Kreise einander, so kann ihr Mittelpunkt, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2001
‘alora, dunque’, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2001
Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (solo)
2001
Lothar Baumgarten, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2001
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Porgtugal (solo)
2001
Lothar Baumgarten, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2000
‘Réalite Silhouette Paradoxe’, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
1998
Voilà pourtant, dit Candide, un Pays qui vaut mieux que la Westphalie, El Dorado [1974-76], Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
1998
Terra Incognita, Kunsthaus Zürich (Graphisches Kabinett), Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1996–1998
New Presidential Headquarters, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin, Germany
1997
Hufschlag, RWE Essen, Essen, Germany
1997
‘Fiederzwenke’, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany (inaugural exhibition) (solo)
1996
A Mi-Chemin, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
1996
Steinschlag [1991-1996], University St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
1996
Das Große Rasenstück [1995-1996], Überlingen, Germany
1994–1996
Theatrum Botanicum [1993-94], Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
1988–1996
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, New York, New York (solo)
1995
Conservatory [1973-74], Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
1995
‘Theatrum Botanicum’, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (solo)
1994
‘Silencium’, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK (solo)
1994
‘Conservatory’, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK (solo=
1993
Carbon [1987-90], The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
1993
Eklipse [1992-93], Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1993
AMERICA Invention [1985] (solo)
1992
Tierra Firme [1977-1985], 1992, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1992
Wie Venedig sehen [1983-84], Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (solo)
1992
Configuracións urbanes, Olympiade Cultural, Barcelona, Spain ("Rosa de los Vientos" [1991-92])
1991
Carbon [1987-90], Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1991
Baltic Window [1990-91], Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
1990
‘Side Tracks, Carbon’ [1987-90], Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California (solo)
1990
‘Endlager/Milkyway’ [1985], Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1988
Terra Incognita [1969, 1974, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991], Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1987
El Dorado [1977], 1985, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
1987
Métro Nome [1985-87], Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens, Paris, France (in conjunction with "L'époque, la mode, la morale, la passion," Musée National d'Art Moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France) (solo)
1987
Makuna’ma, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1987
Vacuum [1986-87], The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (solo)
1986
Accès aux Quais, Tableaux Parisiens [1985-86], ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1986
Wegwurf [1977-86], Museo de Bellas Artes, Jardín Botanico de Caracas y Parque de Los Caobos, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1986
Der Ursprung der Nacht [Amazonas-Kosmos] 1978, [1973-77] (The Origin of the Night), Pacific Film Archives, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California (solo)
1985
Recent Films from West Germany, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (solo)
1985
The European Iceberg, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
1985
‘Tierra de los Perros Mudos’ [1969-85], Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1985
‘El Dorado’ [1977], Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
1985
‘Termite Savannah’ [1969], Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
1985
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (solo)
1984
Von hier aus, Messehallen, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1984
Ouverture, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy ("Yurupari [Stanza di Rheinsberg] [1969]) (solo)
1984
Roots, Forum Middelburg, Middelburg, The Netherlands (solo)
1983
International Filmfestpiele Berlin, Berlin, Germany ("Der Ursprung der Nacht" [Amazonas-Kosmos] 1978, [1973-77] (The Origin of the Night)) (solo)
1983
‘Land of the Spotted Eagle’ [1974-83], Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (solo)
1983
‘Land of the Spotted Eagle’ [1974-83], Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (solo)
1982
‘Die Namen der Bäume’ [1977-82], Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (solo)
1982
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf (solo)
1982
Documenta 7, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany ("Monument for the Native Societies of South America [1978-82]) (solo)
1981
Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui, ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1979
Schlaglichter, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (solo)
1979
Hallen für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1978
Kunstraum, Munich, Germany (solo)
1978
38th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (solo)
1977
Kunst der BRD nach 1945, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
1976
INK. Hallen für Internationale Neue Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1976
Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany (solo)
1975
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1975
Rolf Preisig Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
1974
‘Section 125-25 64-58, Hommage à M.B.’, Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1974
Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (solo)
1973
Medium Photographie, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (solo)
1973
‘Vom Ursprung der Tischsitten’, Gian Enzo Sperone/Konrad Fischer Gallery, Rome, Italy (solo)
1972
Documenta 5, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1972
Photography into Art, Camden Art Center, London, England (solo)
1972
Jetzt, Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany (solo)

Public Collections

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Galerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge/MA, USA
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt M, Germany
Museum Glasgow
Museum Kleve, Kleve, Germany
Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao, Portugal
Fondation Cartier, Paris
FRAC- Champagne-ARD, Reims, France
FRAC- Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Fundaçao Serralves, Porto, Portugal
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Haags Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, The Netherlands
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain
Klinik Buchinger, Überlingen, Germany
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Bundespräsidialamt, Berlin, Germany
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
City of Barcelona, Spain
City of Münster, Germany
Château d'Oiron, Oiron, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt M, Germany

Literature

2009
'Seven Sounds Seven Circles' Kunsthaus, Bregenz 2009
2009
'Seven Sounds Seven Circles' CD Album, Kunsthaus, Bregenz 2009
2008
'Auto Focus retina' MACBA, Barcelona 2008
2006
‘AIR’ Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf 2006
2006
‘See other Side’ Museum Kurhaus Kleve, 2006
1997
'EKLIPSE' Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf 1997
1993
'AMERICA Invention' Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1993
1992
'Wie Venedig sehen' Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld 1992
1991
'Carbon' with insert of 10 short stories by LB, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Pentti Kouri 1991
1987
'Makunaíma' with text 'Los Advertidos' by Alejo Carpentier, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York 1987
1985–1986
'Accès aux Quais, Tableaux Parisiens' ARC Musée d'Art, Moderne de la Ville de Paris 1985-86
1985
'Tierra de los Perros Mudos' Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1985
1984
'Señores Naturales' AMERICA, Venice Biennale, Venice 1984
1983
'Land of the Spotted Eagle', Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach 1983
1982
'Die Namen der Bäume' Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 1982
1974
'T'E-NE-T'E' L.Baumgarten with M.Oppitz, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf 1974