Tomma Abts  (German, 1967) 


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Tomma Abts Biography
1967   Born in Kiel, Germany. Lives and works in London.
  Lives and works in London.
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Automaton, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (group)
2012   Rendezvous der Maler II - Malerei an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1986 bis heute, Akademie Galerie, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2011   Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2011   greengrassi, London, UK (solo)
2011   Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
2011   Seeing as a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion (curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm), MCA, Chicago, USA
2011   The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
2010   High Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg , Germany
2010   Wunsch Zettel: Neuerwerbungswünsche, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart , Germany
2009   Tomma Abts - Five color etchings, Crown Point Press, San Francisco (solo)
2009   Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009   Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2009   4th Tirana Biennale, Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana
2009   Cave Paninting, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009   Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
2009   Chance and Construction, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
2008   David Zwirner, New York, USA (solo)
2008   Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2008   New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (solo)
2008   The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York, USA
2008   Framåt, Galerie Rekord, Oslo, Norway
2008   Yes, No & Other Options, Art Sheffield, 08 (curated by Jan Verwoert); S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
2007   Turner Prize: A Retrospective 1986-2007, London (traveling to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo)
2006   Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2006   Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
2006   Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany (solo)
2006   Hyper Design", The Shanghai Bienniale 2006 , Shanghai
2006   Of Mice and Men”, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2006   Axis of Praxis", Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
2005   British Art Show 6", organized by the Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2005   British Art Show 6, organized by the Hayward Gallery, London (traveling to various venues in Gateshead, Manchaster, Nottingham and Bristol)
2005   Kunsthalle Basel (solo)
2004   “journal #7”, Tomma Abts, Vincent Fecteau, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (solo)
2004   „Formalismus. Moderne Kunst heute“, Kunstverein Hamburg
2004   „2004 Carnegie International“, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2004   “Werke aus der Sammlung Boros”, Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2003   "Black Rainbow", Lucky Tackle, Oakland, CA
2003   "Honey, I rearranged the collection", greengrassi/ Corvi Mora, London
2003   Kunstpreis der Boettcherstraße in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen (Kat.)
2003   „Hot, Blue & Righteous“, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
2003   „Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei“, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
2003   The Wrong Gallery, New York (solo)
2003   Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln (solo)
2002   greengrassi, London (solo)
2002   „Richard Hawkins & Tomma Abts, Lecia Dole-Racio, Morgan Fisher, James
2002   Hayward“, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln
2002   „Tomma Abts & Vincent Vecteau“, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
2001   „The Devil is in the Detail“, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
2001   Egofugal, 7. Internationale Biennale Istanbul (Kat.)
2001   Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (solo)
1999   greengrassi, London (solo)
1999   „Limit Less“, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien
1999   „Etcetera“, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1998   habitat, Kings Road, London (solo)
1998   „The Origin of Parties“, greengrassi, London
1998   „The Vauxhall Gardens“, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich
1996   „Fast“, 520 King Street West, Toronto
1995   „filmcuts“, Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany