Lothar Baumgarten  (German, 1944) 

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Lothar Baumgarten Biography
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
Selected 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)
Selected 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

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