Thomas Demand

(German, born 1964)

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Thomas Demand

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Thomas Demand


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Born in Munich, Germany
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich, Germany
Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
Cité des Arts, Paris, France
MA in fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
DAAD Foreign Exchange Scholarship, London, UK
Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany
Scholarship of the Bavarian State for New York, NY
Culture Laureate of the Association of German Industry
Krupp von Bohlen Halbach Award for Contemporary Photography


The Dailies, Kardor Public Art Project #25 (solo)
Kunst Gesprach 02 Thomas Demand, Schauwerk, Sindelfingen, Germany (solo)
Model Studies, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (solo)
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011, Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, UK
Things are Queer: Highlights of UniCredit Art Collection, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
20 Jahre Gegenwart: MMK 1991-2011, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
New Contemporary Galleries – Featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
September 11, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Tate Collection, London, UK
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria


Roxana Marcoci, Thomas Demand, MoMA, Thames & Hudson
Michael Fried, Artforum, Without a Trace, March 2005
Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, Painterly Photographs of a Slyly Handmade Reality, March 4 2005
ArtReview, Neville Wakefield, Sites Unseen, February 2005
Martha Schwendener ,Time Out, Paper Trail, March 3-9 2005
Pepe Karmel, Art in America, The Real Simulations of Thomas Demand, June/July 2005
Charles Darwent, Independent, Here’s a few he made earlier, 19 June 2005
Andrea Bellini, Flash Art, Thomas Demand: Limited Moves But Unlimited Possibilities, May/June 2005
Martin Coomer, Time Out, Thomas Demand, 22 – 29 June 2005
Isabelle Schiavi, Pluk, Thomas Demand, Issue 25, July/August 2005