Franz Erhard Walther


New York


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BIOGRAPHY

1939 Born in Fulda, Germany

1957 Begins studies at Werkkunstschule, Offenbach

1959 Transfers to Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

1962-64 Studies under Karl Otto Götz at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1967-1973 Lives in New York

1970 Guest professor at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Hamburg; Professor there from 1971 to 2009.

Lives and works in Fulda, Germany


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Fundacion Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City. Franz Erhard Walther. (12 May- 16 September 2018)

2017 Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany. Thinking Action. (2 June – 29 October)

Reina Sofia, Madrid. A Place for the Body. (6 April – 10 September 2017)

Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nüremberg, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther.
Probenähungen: Nürnberger Raum. (13 January – Ongoing)

2016 Power Plant, Toronto. Call to Action. (25 June 2016 – 5 September 2016)

2015 Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, United States. Franz Erhard Walther: The Body Draws (31 Oct 2015 – 6 March 2016)

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France. Franz Erhard Walther. (30 May – 27 June 2015)

MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The Architecture Decides. (7 March – 31 May 2015)

2014 CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France. The Body Decides. (November 13, 2014 – March 8 2015)

WIELS Centre d’art Contemporain, Bruxelles. The Body Decides. (20 February –
11 May 2014)

2013 KOW, Berlin. Body Shapes. (30 November 2013 – 13 February 2014)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Franz Erhard Walther. (31 October – 20 December 2013)

Galerie Stadtpark, Krems. Short Term Stability. (22 June – 10 August, 2013)

Kunstforum Baloise, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland. Franz Erhard Walther: Werkzeichnungen. (12 June - 1 November 2013)

Vonderau Museum, Fulda. Planzeichnungen. (16 May - 4 August 2013

Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr–Universität Bochum, Germany. Franz Erhard Walther. Perpetuum mobile: Lager, Sockel, Handlung. (26 April – 1 September 2013)

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Franz Erhard Walther. (24 March - 23 June 2013)

2012 Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Raum durch Handlung. (26 May - 9 September 2012)

The Drawing Room, London, Franz Erhard Walther: DRAWINGS Frame / Line / Action / Drawn Novel. (8 March - 28 April 2012)

2011 SKOPIA, Geneva, Franz Erhard Walther. (19 November - 7 January 2012)

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Sternenstaub, herausgehoben (The Dust of Stars, Accentuated). (4 November - 23 December 2011)

Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, Sternenstaub (Dust of Star) A
Drawn Novel. (23 October 2011 - 5 February 2012)

MARTa Herford, Germany, Recently Unpacked. How Art Ages. (8 October
2011 - 8 January 2012)

Gallery 360, Tokyo, Franz Erhard Walther: Diverse Projects. (15
September - 8 October)

Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Helibronn, Germany, Franz Erhard Walther:
The Images Are In The Head (11 September - 20 November)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, ADAA: The Art Show. (1 - 6 March 2011)

2010 Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin, Franz Erhard Walther (5 December 2010 23 January 2011)

Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, Art Kabinett: Franz Erhard Walther (2 December - 5 December 2010)

Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York, Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action
(2 October 2010 13 February 2012)

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, Franz Erhard Walther
Gesang der Schreitsockel (30 October 2010 6 February 2011)

Peter Freeman Inc., New York, Franz Erhard Walther (11 March - 1 May 2010)

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, De l'origine de la sculpture, 1958 2009 (17 February - 2 May 2010)

2009 Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Franz Erhard Walther (1 July - 2 August 2009)

Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Skulptur Antwortet (9 May - 26 July 2009)

Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin, KOW ISSUE 1 (17 February - 2 May 2009)

2008 Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Franz Erhard Walther (21 May - 28 July 2008)

CAC Brétigny, Brétigny sur Orge, France, Franz Erhard Walther: “1.Werksatz” (1963-1969) (10 February - 29 March 2008)

2007 Scène Nationale d'Orléans, Orléans, France, Alphabet der skulptur (April – June 2007)

Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria, Frühe Werke: 1957/1963 (27 September - 10 November 2007)

2006 Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Franz Erhard Walther.

2005 Galerie der HFBK, Hamburg, Walther vor Walther (17 October – 30 October 2005)


Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Franz Erhard Walther -
Wortbilder 1957/1958

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Franz Erhard Walther - Neue
Werkgruppe

Gallery 360, Tokyo, Japan.

2004 Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland

2003 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon,
Portugal, Franz Erhard Walther: O Novo Alfabeto. (20 March - 15 June 2003)

2001 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany. (23 September - 11 November 2001)

1999 Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany

La Criée, Halles d’Art Contemporain / FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
Franz Erhard Walther. Appell au modeleur

Grandes Galeries, Aître Saint - Maclou, Rouen, France, Franz Erhard
Walther

1998 Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover Germany, Franz Erhard Walther: ich bin die skulptur (I am the sculpture) (17 March - 26 April 1998)

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (permanent exhibition)

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Frank Erhard Walther. Gelenke im Ruam.
Werke 1963-1998 (13 March -1 June 1998)

Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, Die Verlangsamung der Bilder

Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Die Ganzheit der
Fragmente 1980-1997

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva,
Wortbilder 1957 1958 (February)

Museum Wiesbaden, Germany (permanent exhibition)

1997 Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany, Bild und Sockel zugleich. Zeit ruht

Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany.

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Patchwork in Progress, Franz Erhard Walther, Werksatz


1994 Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt, Germany Die Configurations als Werklager
(9 December 1994 - 28 April 1995)

Mamco, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (permanent exhibition)

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

1993 Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, Franz Erhard Walther. Antwort der Körper (12 November 1993 - 9 January 1994)

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1992 Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, Franz Erhard Walther. Übergänge seitlich  Innenmodellierung (22 February - 26 April 1992)

Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

1991 Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany

Galleria Victoria Miro, Florence, Italy

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

John Weber Gallery, New York

Modulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris

Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

1990 The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Villa Arson Nice, Centre National d’Art contemporain, Nice, France
(20 April - 20 May) (catalog)

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, California
(10 February - 17 March)

Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Québec

1989 Wiener Secession, Vienna,


Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris

Victoria Miro Gallery, London

1988 Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

John Weber Gallery, New York

Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland

1987 Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Germany

1984 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany

1982 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany (catalog)

1981 Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Nationalgalerie Berlin, Werke 1961-1978

1980 Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany, Koerperraum Ungleicher Raum, richtungsverschieden

Städtisches Kunstmusuem Bonn, Germany, Arbeiten 1957-1963

Kunstverein St. Gallen, Switzerland

Galerie Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1979 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany, Vier Flaeschen

1978 Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany, 30 Elemente

1977 XIV. Bienal Internacional dè São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Wallraf-Richard-Museum and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

1976 Kunsthalle Baden, Germany


Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany

1975 Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany

Galerie Repassage, Warsaw, Poland

1974 Galerie Klein, Bonn, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany, Grosses Buch 1

1973 Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany

Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany, Franz Erhard Walther. Diagrammzeichnungen zu Stücken aus dem 1. Werksatz
1963-1969

Vanier College + Vehicule Art, Montréal, Québec

Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany, Achtundzwanzig Entwürfe

1972 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, Franz Erhard Walther. Frühe
Arbeiten 1995 - 1963.

Videogalerie Gerry Schum, Dusseldorf, Germany,
Proportionsbestimmung 1 und Proportionsbestimmung 2

Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

1971 Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, Sammlung Karl Stroher. Der 1. Werksatz (Permanent Exhibition 1970-1981)

Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany

1970 Museum of Modern Art, New York (with Michael Asher, Larry Bell, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, and the Pulsa group), SPACES (December 1969 - March 1970)

1969 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


Studio f, Ulm, Germany

Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany, Teil aus dem 1.Werksatz

1968 Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, Germany, (Demonstration of 1.Werksatz, organized by Galerie Zwirner and Kasper König)

1967 Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Germany

1966 Galerie Aachen, Aachen, Germany (Demonstration of parts of1. Werksatz with Jörg Immendorff)


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Spazio MUT, Fiorano, Italy. Think of this as a Window, curated by Sarah Cosulich. (25 September 2017 - 23 February 2018)

La Biennale di Venezia | 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy.Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel. (13 May – 26 November 2017)

Castello di Rivoli and GAM Torino, Turin, Italy. Colori. (14 March – 23 July 2017)

König Galerie, Berlin, Germany. Chapter 1: The Brutalist Ideal. (20 January – 12 February)

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France. Vantablack. (24 June- 29 July)

2014 Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin. Panoramic Ave. (20 September – 8 November 2014)

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. artevida (politica). ( 27 June – 21 September 2014)

MARTa Herford, Marta Intermezzo. Museum in Motion. (8 June – 15 June 2014)

Collection Lambert, Avignon. The Disappearance of the fireflies. (18 May – 25 November 2014)

Gesso Artspace, Vienna. Franz Erhard Walther/ Martin Boyce. (14 May – 15 June 2014)

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the present. (23 April – 7 September 2014)

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Room Service. (22 March – 22 June 2014)

Marino Marini Museum, Florence. The warm statues / sculpture – body – action, 1945-2013. (20 January – 8 March 2014)

2013 Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Berlin, Germany. The Sixties: Art and Culture of the 60ies in Germany. (15 September - 12 November 2013)

Gallery Labor, Mexico City. L’instinct oublié (January 19 March 2 2013)

Bien communs III, Mamco, Genève. Cycle L’Éternel Détour, sequence printemps 2013 (20 February – 5 May 2013)

2012 KOW, Berlin, Germany. BELIEVERS (Nov 10, 2012–Feb 3, 2013)

MoMA, New York, Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in
Drawings (8 August 2012 - 7 January 2013)

Museion, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Bolzano, Italy
Museion meets Migros (October 5 2012 April 7, 2013)

Museion, Bolzano, 20th Century Remix (5 October 2012 - 7 April 2013)

30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ends of the Earth: Art of the
Land to 1974 (1 April - 30 July)

Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Minimalism in Germany. The Sixites
II (31 March - 23 September)

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, Autobiographies (15 March)

Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, 25 year Anniversary
Exhibition (January)

2011 Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel (25 October - 27 February 2012). Exhibition travelled: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (April - September)

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany, Beyond Gestaltung
(10 September - 6 November)

2010 Hayward Gallery, London, Move: Choreographing You (3 October 2010 9 January 2011)

Galerie Kasten, Mannheim, Germany, DIES UND DAS (5 December
2010 23 January 2011)

401 Contemporary, London, Hulahoop (17 September - 30 October)

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Au verso des
images: Franz Erhard Walther, 9/35 (2 June - 19 September)

2009 Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, It Rests by Changing (18 September - 14 November)

Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Underline

Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Days & Decades, 20th Anniversary

Secession, Vienna, The Death of the Audience (3 July - 30 August)

Atelier des Arques, France, L.A.09, curated by Rainer Oldendorf (May)

Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Hespérides II (28 May – 30 May)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Art of Two Germanys/ Cold War Cultures (25 January - 19 April)

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, 1968. Die Große Unschuld (15 March - 2 August)

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dressed. Art en vogue

von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, Wuppertal now.

2008 Tate Modern, London, The Living Currency (26 January - 27 January)

Zwirner and Wirth, New York, Minimal and Conceptual Art in Europe from the Collection of Helga and Walter Lauffs (5 November - 20 December)

Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris, performances in Cour Carrée du Louvre

Museum Moderner Kunst (MOMUK), Vienna, Mind Expanders: Performative Körper um ‘68 (25 July - November 2009)


Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany, Faltungen in der Gegenwartskunst (Falling Right into Place: the Fold in Contemporary Art) (2 March - 25 May)

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Gehen Bleiben

Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Berlin, Private / Corporate V (20 June - 21 September)

2007 Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Texere II

Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin, Short Distance To Now


Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, Das abc der Bilder (The ABC’s of Pictures) (27 June - 9 September)

ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, Klio. Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945 (Clio. A short history of art in Euramerica
after 1945) (15 June 2007 20 April 2008)

Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany, Das schwarze Quadrat (The Black Square: Hommage à Malevich) (23 March - 10 June)

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, cycle Rolywholyover, premier épisode: onamatterpoetic. Franz Erhard Walther: Werklager nouvelle présentation (21 February - 6 May)

Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden, Germany, EINblicke VI (December 2007 - January 2008)

2006 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre - 100 Köpfe (What is sculpture? 100 years - 100 heads) (10 September 2006 - 28 January 2007)

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at
Greensboro, Art on Paper (12 November - 21 January 2007)

City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, What would I be without you...

Musée de Grenoble, France, Choix d'oeuvres graphiques

Galerien der Stadt, Esslingen, Germany, Minimal Illusions

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Conversation with Art, on
Art: Bauhaus to contemporary art from the DaimlerChrysler Art
Collection (8 January - 26 March)

2005 La Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain Annemasse, Haute-Savoie-France, Une journée particulière (1 April - 4 June)


Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, Dependent Objects

2004 Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the DaimlerChrysler Collection (29 October - 18 January 2004). Exhibition travelled: Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa and the National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Beyond Geometry.
Exhibition travelled: Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, Ready to Shoot (14 December - 14
March 2004)

Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken,Germany, Étrangement proche /
Seltsam vertraut

2002 Musee de Grenoble, L’art d’aujourd’hui: un choix dans la collection du Fonds national d’art contemporain

Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologia / Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany, Iconoclash. Jenseits der Reprasentationskrise

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Some Chromes

2001 DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, F 2001

Van Anatol tot Zush, Institut Sint-Mariao, Antwerp, Belgium, Shoes or
no Shoes? Exhibition travelled: Caermersklooster Provinciaal Centrum
voor Kunst en Cultuur, Ghent, Belgium

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, Szenenwechsel XIX,
1.Werksatz 1963 1969 und Wortbilder 1957/58

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan,
France, La Collection Bretagne, L'Art de notre temps, Les vingt ans
du Frac Bretagne

Guardini Galerie, Berlin, Deutsche Kunst der Gegenwart aus der
Sammlung, ‘Das Plateau’

2000 Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain de Bourgogne (FRAC), Dijon, France, Espaces de circonstances (25 November 2000 - 27 January 2001)

1999 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, De Verzameling / The Collection III. De keuze van Jean Leering / The Choice of Jean Leering Aanwinsten uit de periode 1964 1973 /Acquisitions from the period / 1964 1973

Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz,
Berlin, Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland

1998 The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949 1979. Exhibition travelled: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Wiener Secession, Vienna, Secession das Jahrhundert der
künstlerischen Freiheit. Exhibition travelled: Rudolfinum, Prague,
Czech Republic

Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, Skulptur und
Zeichnung im 20. Jahrhundert

1997 Guggenheim Museum, New York, Art / Fashion

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Ein Blick zurück. 50 ausgewählte Erwerbungen 1975 1997. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Kunst aus einem geteilten Land

1996 Biennale di Firenze, Florence, Il tempo e la moda/ Looking at Fashion

1995 CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France, Attitudes /Sculptures 1963 1972

1994 Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, Prospect / Retrospect

Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, The Body as Measure

1992 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany, Schwerpunkt Skulptur.Werke aus den letzten drei Jahrzehnten

Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt, Austria, Shapes and Positions. Exhibition
travelled: Museum Fridericianum, Kasse, Austria

Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn,
Germany, Räume für Kunst. Europäische Museumsarchitektur der
Gegenwart. Exhibition travelled: Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum
Joanneum, Graz, Germany; Groninger Museum,Groningen, Germany; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany

1991 Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Facts and Rumours


1989 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Object, Site, Sensation: New German Sculpture

Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Wiener Diwan

Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Blickpunkte

1988 Charlottenborg Kobenhavn, Copenhagen, De facto

1987 documenta 8, Kassel, Germany

1986 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, New German Art: Wild visionary spectral. Exhibition travelled: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Ooghoogte Eye level. Van Abbemuseum 1936 1986

1985 Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, First Exhibition Dialogue on Contemporary Art in Europe. Exhibition travelled: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; Nationalgalerie Berlin; Staatliche Museenm Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Sonja Henie Niels Onstad Foundations, Oslo, Norway; Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1945 1985 Kunst in der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche Museen Preußischer
Kulturbesitz, Berlin

1984 Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, Ouverture / Arte contemporanea

Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, L'Art et le Temps, Regards sur la Quatrième Dimension

1983 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Sculpture from Germany. Exhibition travelled: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas; Queens Museum, New York

1982 documenta 7, Kassel, Germany

Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Hommage à Barnett Newman

1981 ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui


Messehallen, Cologne, Westkunst. Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939

1977 Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark, Pejling af tysk kunst

Institut d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, 03 23 03. Premières
rencontres internationales d'art contemporain.
Exhibition travelled: Galerie Nationale du Canada, Ottawa; documenta 6,
Kassel, Germany

1974 Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, 1949 1974. 25 Jahre Kunst in der Bundes republik Deutschland

1972 documenta 5, Kassel, Germany

1969 Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, When Attitudes Become Form. Exhibition travelled: Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Wallraf Richartz Museum, Cologne, Kunst der sechziger Jahre Deutsche Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst / Nationalgalerie Berlin,
Sammlung, 1968 Karl Ströher. Exhibition travelled: Staatliche
Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Städtische
Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland


AWARDS

2017 Golden Lion for the Best Artist of the Exhibition Viva Arte Viva,
La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy

Aachen Art Prize 2016, Aachen, Germany


TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2013 Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich. Symposium, Drawing as Knowledge:
Franz Erhard Walther: Lecture, draws the head, the hand thinks.(10 October)

National School of Fine Arts, Lyon. Lecture / Teaching Class / Work
Demonstration (3-6 December)

Hochschule Fur Bildende kunste, 100 Year Anniversary of the HfBK Hamburg
Panel Discussion with Ute Meta Bauer and Michael Diers. (11 October)

Bochum University. Germany. Book Presentation together with Work Activation /
Exhibition Copies First Work Set. (18 October)

Hamburger Banhof. Berlin. Work Activation with 'Handlungsbuch' (23 October)

The Museum of Modern Art. Franz Erhard Walther: First Work Set (25 January)

2012 Drawing Room, London, Conversation: Franz Erhard Walther and Hans Ulrich
Obrist (7 March)

Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Strategic Art (24 February)


Dia: Chelsea, Dia Art Foundation, New York, Christian Rattemeyer on Franz
Erhard Walther (12 February)

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, Artist Talk/Event (6 February)

2011 Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, German, Round Table with Gotz Adriani and
Daniel Schreiber (16 November)

Centre Pompidou, Paris, Artist Talk/Preformance (3 November)

Frieze Art Fair, London, Artist Talk: Franz Erhard Walther and John
Bock (15 October)

Dia:Chelsea, Dia Art Foundation, New York, Conversation: Franz
Erhard Walther and Jennifer Winkworth (19 September)

Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York, Colloquium: Franz
Erhard Walther (17 September)

2010 Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York, Franz Erhard Walther in conversation
with Yasmil Raymond (3 October)



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Walther, Franz Erhard. Werkmonographie (Auf dem Vorsatzpapier Besitzerangabe, Cologne, 1972). Edited by Götz Adriani.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Diagramme zum 1. Werksatz, exh. cat. (Kunstraum München, Munich, 1976). Texts by Hermann Kern, C. Vogel & F. E. Walther.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Arbeiten 1969 1976. 2. Werksatz 1972, exh. cat. (XIV. Int.
Biennale São Paolo 1977, São Paolo, 1977)

Arbeiten 1959 1963 (Bibliographie& Ausstellungsverzeichnis, Bonn, 1980). Texts
by Gisbert Seng, Karl Otto Götz & Dirk Stemmler.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Organon (Klagenfurt, 1983). Texts by Franz Erhard Walther, Michael Linger & Arnulf Rohsmann

Walther, Franz Erhard. Denkraum Werkraum/Über Akademie und Lehre.
(Regensburg, 1993)

Walther, Franz Erhard. Antwort der Körper (Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 1993).
Three volumes.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Mit dem Körper sehen. Werkentwicklung / Werkbeispiele
1957 97, exh. cat. (Gera, 1997). Texts by Ulrike Rüdiger, Gunnar Gerlach.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Ich bin die Skulptur (Kunstverein Hannover, Vonderau
Museum Fulda, Hannover, 1998)

Walther, Franz Erhard. Der Kopf zeichnet. Die Hand denkt. (Ostfildern 1999).
Texts by F. E. Walther, Twiehaus, Pohl.

Walther, Franz Erhard. Orte der Entstehung – Orte der Wirkung, Ausstellungen
1962 - 2000 (Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2000)

Walther, Franz Erhard. The New Alphabet 1990 1996 (Lehmbruck Museum Zentrum internationaler Skulptur, 2001)

Halley, Peter. Franz Erhard Walther: Work needs the body – A Strong Misreading
(Vonderau Museum Fulda, 2003)


REVIEWS

Smith, Roberta. “A Time to Play, in a Flashback to the ’70s Art World” New York
Times: Art and Design (27 April 2010)