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  [Franz Erhard Walther]

*1939 Fulda, lives in Fulda

Solo exhibitions (selection)
2012 “DRAWINGS - Frame / Line / Action / Drawn Novel”, Drawing Room, London
2011 “Die Erinnerung der Form”, MARTa Herford
“Sternenstaub, herausgehoben”, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
2010 “Work as Action”, Dia Art Foundation, Dia:Beacon
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva
KOW Berlin
2009 “Franz Erhard Walther”, Bawag Foundation, Vienna
2008 “1.Werksatz (1963-1969)”, CAC Brétigny
2007 Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène nationale, Orléans
Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt
2006 Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
2005 Galerie 360, Tokyo
2003 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon
2001 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
1999 La Criée, Halles d’Art Contemporain / FRAC Bretagne, Rennes
Hamburger Kunsthalle (permanent exhibition)
1998 Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Kunstmuseum Bonn (permanent exhibition)
1997 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg (permanent exhibition)
Kunsthalle Dresden
1994 Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt
Sprengel Museum Hanover
1993 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1992 Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
1991 John Weber Gallery, New York
Salzburger Kunstverein
The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Miami
1990 Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Hamburger Kunstverein
Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal
1989 Wiener Secession, Vienna
Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1988 Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
1987 Kunsthalle Winterthur
1984 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1982 Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Kunstraum München, Munich
1977 XIV. Bienal Internacional dè São Paulo, São Paulo
1970 “Spaces”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (with Michael Asher)
1966 Galerie Aachen

Group exhibitions (selection)
2011 “Beyond Gestaltung”, Bielefelder Kunstverein
“Move-Kunst und Tanz seit den 60er Jahren”, Haus der Kunst, Munich
K21, Düsseldorf
“ATLAS. How to Carry the World on One‘s Back?”, Reina Sofia, Madrid;
2010 “The Living Currency”, Berlin Biennale
“Record > Again! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2”, Edith-Ruß-Haus für
“Just what is it ...”, ZKM, Karlsruhe
“Die Blumen”, Coco, Wien
“Play Van Abbe - Part 1: The Game and the Players”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2009 “The Death of the Audience”, Secession, Vienna
“Kunst und Kalter Krieg - Deutsche Positionen 1945-1989”, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
“Performances”, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
“Art of two Germany, Cold war cultures”, Los Angeles County Museum
“DRESSED! Art en vogue”, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
2008 “High Times, Hard Times”, Neue Galerie, Graz
“The Living Currrency/ La monnaie vivante, STUK”, Leuven & Tate
Modern, London
2007 “Short Distance To Now”, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin
“Das schwarze Quadrat”, Kunsthalle Hamburg
“High Times, Hard Times”, National Academy Museum, New York
2006 “What would I be without you ...”, City Gallery, Prag
“Conversation with Art”, on Art Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
2005 “Dependent Objects”, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge
2004 “Ready to Shoot”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
2001 “Szenenwechsel XIX, 1.Werksatz 1963 - 1969 und Wortbilder
1957/58”, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
2000 “Espaces de circonstances”, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Bourgogne, Dijon
1998 “Out of Actions. Between performance and the object, 1949 -1979”, The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Museu d’Art, Contemporani, Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1997 “Art / Fashion”, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York
1995 Attitudes / Sculptures 1963 -1972, capcMusée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
1992 “Shapes and Positions”, Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt; Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
1988 “De facto”, Charlottenborg Kobenhavn, Copenhagen
1987 documenta 8, Kassel
1985 “First Exhibition - Dialogue on Contemporary Art in Europe”, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent; Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rom; Museum Boymans – van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Sonja Henie-Niels Onstad Foundations, Oslo; Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Moderna Museet Stockholm
1977 documenta 6, Kassel
1972 documenta 5, Kassel
1969 “When Attitudes Become Form”, Kunsthalle Bern; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


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Franz Erhard Walther, Werkzeichnung, 1969-1970. Watercolour, pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie KOW, Berlin. Exhibition view: Kunstverein Medienturm 2012. Photo: Johanna Glösl

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