Unicorn, 1970/72

The Feathered Prison Fan, 1978

Tower of the Nameless, Vienna, 1994

Light imprisoned in the belly of the whale, Paris, 2002

Spiriti di Madreperla, Naples, 2002

Since the beginning of the 1970s, Rebecca Horn has been creating an oeuvre which constitutes an ever-growing flow of performances, films, sculptures, spatial installations, drawings and photographs. The essence of their imagery comes out of the tremendous precision of the physical and technical functionality she uses to stage her works each time within a particular space.


In the first performances, the body-extensions, she explores the equilibrium between body and space. In later works she replaces the human body with kinetic sculptures which take on their own life. Her new works define and cut through spaces with reflections of mirrors, light and music.


The objects used and specially made for her installations such as violins, suitcases, batons, ladders, pianos, feather fans, metronomes, small metal hammers, black water basins, spiral drawing machines and huge funnels together build the elements for kinetic sculptures that are liberated from their defined materiality and continuously transposed into ever-changing metaphors touching on mythical, historical, literary and spiritual imagery.


Her work is bound together by a consistency in logic; each new work appears to develop stringently from the preceding one. Elements may be readdressed, yet appear in totally different, divergent contexts.
Following the physical experience of her performances with body extensions, masks and feather objects of the 1970s came the first kinetic sculptures featured in her films such as The Feathered Prison Fan in Der Eintänzer (1978), or The Peacock Machine in La Ferdinanda (1981).


In the 1980s and 1990s huge installations were created out of and dedicated to places charged with political and historical importance. With her kinetic sculptures, the artist releases and rediverts the weight of the past on these physical spaces: as for example in Concert in Reverse (1997) in Münster, where an old municipal tower turns out to be an execution site for the Third Reich: or in Vienna, with the Tower of the Nameless (1994), where she sets a monument to the refugees from Balkan states in the form of a tower with mechanically playing violins. In Weimar, Europe’s city of culture 1999, the Concert for Buchenwald was composed on the premises of a former tram depot. The artist has layered 40 metre long walls of ashes behind glass, as archives of petrifaction. In Mirror of the Night (1998), at a derelict synagogue in Cologne, she uses the energy of writing, textured to counter historical amnesia.


To work with energy in this way can also mean to set the turbulence of passion as a magnetic flow into the space as we see in High Moon (1991) in New York or in El Rio de la Luna (1992) in Barcelona.

The circulatory systems of mercury pumps, atmospheric energies like sonorous structures or voiced lamentations, metamorphose in recent works into an incorporeity of space that is filled with newly generated energy: at an old monastery church on Majorca, in Moon Mirror (2003), the artist sets up an invisible yet tangible column of energy that spans the space between a rotating mirror on the floor and a vortex of light high up in the cupola.


With the outdoor installation Spiriti di Madreperla (2002), she transforms Italy’s largest city square, the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, into a space encompassed by magnetic energy. Shimmering light rings of mother of pearl hover high above the square and exactly beneath these, set between the cobbled stones, cast-iron skulls (models of the so-called “capuzzelle” within the enormous city underground vaults) form the vertical energy within the square. Here the viewer walks through the installation and becomes part of this charged energy field in dialogue with the city.


The work Light Imprisoned in the Belly of the Whale (2002) is also part of this cycle of spatial and light installations. Out of wandering texts projected into a black basin of water, a golden staff writing in the water and the movement of the words around the space produce a myriad of new texts and images. Rebecca Horn opens up expanses of space, drawing her installations into dimensions that call for redefinition. These new works are accompanied by the vocal and instrumental compositions of Hayden Chisholm, pieces of music that combine gracefully with the installations in their subtlety, fragility and hint at the unspeakable.


What is unique and continuously new about the work of this artist is that each single installation is a step towards breaking down completely the boundaries of space and time, opening up crevices to a universe, the existence of which we can only sense.

Rebecca Horn’s works have been shown in solo exhibitions at leading international institutions: at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (1981), the M.O.C.A. Los Angeles (1990), the Guggenheim Museum New York (1993), the Nationalgalerie Berlin (1994), the Serpentine Gallery London (1994), the Tate Gallery London (1994), the Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (1997) and at the Carré d’Art, Nimes (2000). The most recent exhibition – Bodylandscapes – is devoted to her drawings. After stations in Düsseldorf, Lisbon and London, the exhibition will be shown from September to December 2006 in the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.The artist has been distinguished on numerous occasions, counting among her awards the documenta Prize (1986), the Carnegie Prize for The Hydra Forest, Performing Oscar Wilde (1988), the Kaiserring from the city of Goslar (1992), and the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (2004).


Ute Perrey
Achim Thode
Film still
  Attilio Maranzano
Heinz Hefele
Peppe Avallone



Rebecca Horn


1944 Born


1963 Studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg


1971 DAAD-scholarship at Saint Martins College of Art, London


1972–1981 Lives in New York


1974 Teaches at the California Art Institute, University of San Diego


1975 Deutscher Kritikerpreis (German Critic’s Award) for her film Berlin – Exercises in nine parts: Dreaming under water of things afar


1977 Kunstpreis der Glockengasse, Cologne


1979 Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Bremen


1986 documenta-Preis, Kassel


1988 Carnegie Prize at Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, for The Hydra Forest, Performing Oscar Wilde


1989 Begins teaching at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin


1992 Kaiserring der Stadt Goslar and the Medienkunstpreis Karlsruhe


2004 Barnett and Annalee Newman Award, New York


2005 Hans-Molfenter-Preis, Stuttgart


2006 Piepenbrock Preis für Skulptur, Berlin


2007 Alexej von Jawlensky-Preis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden


2009 Alice Salomon Poetik Preis, Berlin


2010 Hessischer Kulturpreis, Wiesbaden


2010 Premium Imperiale, Tokyo


2011 Grande Médaille des Arts Plastiques, Académie d’Architecture de Paris


2016 Member of the Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste


2017 Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Preis


Rebecca Horn lives in Berlin and Paris





Solo exhibitions (selected)


Körperraum, Galerie René Block, Berlin


Dreaming Under Water, René Block Gallery, New York


Berlin (10.11.1974 – 28.1.1975): Dreaming Under Water, Anthology Film Archives, New York

Berlin – Exercises in Nine Parts, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, in co-operation with the Berliner Festspiele, Berlin

Rebecca Horn, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne


The Chinese Fiancée, René Block Gallery, New York

Come una scimmia, che barcolla su un elefante, scrutando il mio sorgere, Galleria Saman, Genoa

Rebecca Horn: Steirischer Herbst ’76: Drawings, Photos, Film, Video, Galerie H., Graz (with catalogue)


Drawings, Objects, Video, Films, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (with catalogue)

The Unrelated Twin, Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milan


Performances 2, Berlin, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Der Eintänzer, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster (with catalogue)

Dialogo tra due archi, Galleria Saman, Genoa


Dialogue Between Two Swings, Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milan


La Ferdinanda: Sonata for a Medici Villa, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (with catalogue)

Ci mettemmo attorno a questo grande e bell’uovo bianco come la neve, giocosi come se l’avessimo fatto noi stessi, Galleria Saman, Genoa


Der Eintänzer, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Rebecca Horn, Vereniging Aktuele Kunst, Gewad, Ghent (with catalogue)


Rebecca Horn, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, and John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (with catalogue)


Rebecca Horn, The Serpentine Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (with catalogue)

Sculptures, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva


The Golden Waterfall, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva


The Gold Rush, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

The Sicilian Palace Journey, Theater am Steinhof, Vienna (with catalogue)

Nuit et jour sur le dos du serpent à deux têtes, Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, Paris (with catalogue)


Rebecca Horn, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

Rebecca Horn, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich


An Art Circus, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

A Rather Wild Flirtation, Galerie de France, Paris (with catalogue)

Dedicated To Oscar Wilde, The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, ROSC ’88, Dublin

The Hydra Forest, Carnegie International, Pittsburgh


Missing Full Moon, Bath International Festival, Bath (with catalogue)


Diving through Buster’s Bedroom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (with catalogue)

Kafka’s America, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Chorus of the Locusts 1 & 2, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin

Buster’s Bedroom, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel

Films 1978 – 1990, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (with catalogue)

High Moon, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

La Lune Rebelle, Galerie de France, Paris


El Rio de la Luna, Fundació Espai Poblenou and Hotel Peninsular, Barcelona

Rebecca Horn, Mayor Gallery, London


Rebecca Horn, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (with catalogue)


Rebecca Horn, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Kunsthalle, Vienna, The Tate Gallery and The Serpentine Gallery, London (with catalogue)

Bibliothek des sibirischen Raben, Galerie König, Vienna

Tower of the Nameless, Naschmarkt, Vienna

The Turtle Sighing Tree, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Rebecca Horn, Musée de Grenoble

Les funérailles des instruments, Galerie de France, Paris

Rebecca Horn, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris


Sighing Stones, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin


The Glance of Infinity, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (with catalogue)

Concerto dei Sospiri, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Les Délices des Évêques & Das gegenläufige Konzert, Skulptur.Projekte in Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Munster


Bees’ Planetary Map, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Mirror of the Night, Synagogue Stommeln, Cologne

Tailleur du Cœur, Galerie de France, Paris


The Colonies of Bees Undermining the Moles’ Subversive Effort Through Time – Concert for Buchenwald, Part 1 Tram depot, Weimar, and Part 2 Schloss Ettersburg, near Weimar (with catalogue)

Spiriti blu, light installation, Turin


Where Rock and Ocean Meet, CGAC Centro Galégo de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (with catalogue)

Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nimes (with catalogue)

Spiriti blu, light installation, Turin

Sighing Stones, Galerie de France, Paris


Rebecca Horn, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (with catalogue)

Blue Bath, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich

The Burning Bush, Galerie de France, Paris


Installation with Jannis Kounellis, Galleria Nova Pesa, Rome

Heart Shadows, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Light imprisoned in the belly of the whale, Palais de Tokyo site de création contemporaine, Paris (with catalogue)

Spiriti di Madreperla, Installation Piazza Plebescito, Naples (with catalogue)


Moon Mirror, Església del convent de Sant Domingo, Pollença, Mallorca (with catalogue)

Rebecca Horn, Galleria Trisorio, Naples

Belle du vent, Galerie de France, Paris


Light imprisoned in the belly of the whale, Es Baluard, Palma, Mallorca (with catalogue)

Moon Mirror, St Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche, Berlin

Bodylandscapes. Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Installationen 1964 – 2004, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (with catalogue)


Bodylandscapes, Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, and Hayward Gallery, London (with catalogue)

Bodylandscapes, Galerie de France, Paris

Moon Mirror, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Rebecca Horn, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in connection with the Hans Molfenter Award, Stuttgart (with catalogue)

Twilight Transit, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Time Goes By, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (with catalogue)


Time Goes By, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (with catalogue)

Rebecca Horn, Galerie Beyeler, Basel (with catalogue)

Lotusschatten, Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna

Rebecca Horn. Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Installationen, Filme 1964 – 2006, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (with catalogue)


Jupiter im Oktogon, Museum Wiesbaden (with catalogue)

Rebecca Horn, Rodin Gallery, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (with catalogue)


L’Amour cosmique-fou du faucon rouge, Galerie Lelong Paris

Cosmic Maps, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (with catalogue)

Luci mie traditrici, Salzburger Festspiele 2008, Kollegienkirche, Salzburg. Opera by Salvatore Sciarrino, direction, stage and costumes by Rebecca Horn (with catalogue)

Love and Hate, MdM Rupertinum Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (with catalogue)

Amore – Continental, Studio Trisorio, Rome


Rebecca Horn, Galleria Marie Laure Fleisch, Rome

Fata Morgana, Liebesflucht, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa and Teatro La Fenice, Venice (with catalogue)

Luci mie traditrici, Operadhoy, Madrid. Opera by Salvatore Sciarrino, direction, stage and costumes by Rebecca Horn (with catalogue)

Aigües Tortes, with Jannis Kounellis, Pelaires Centro Culturale Contemporanei, Palma de Mallorca (with catalogue)

Mots sous les pierres, with Giuseppe Penone, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne

Rebellion in Silence. Dialogue between Raven and Whale, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (with catalogue)


Luci mie traditrici, MaerzMusik 2010, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin. Opera by Salvatore Sciarrino, direction, stage and costumes by Rebecca Horn

Rebelião em Silêncio, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo (with catalogue)

Elektra, Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Opera by Richard Strauss, text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, directions by Rebecca Horn


Moon Mirror Journey, Internationales Literaturfestival, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin. World premier

Moon Mirror Journey, 4th Moscow Biennale, Pioner Cinema, Moscow. Opening film

Moon Mirror Journey, Artecinema, 16. International Film Festival of Documentaries, Naples

Ravens Gold Rush, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Moon Mirror Journey, Rubin Museum of Art, New York. US film premiere



Federn tanzen auf den Schultern, Weserburg Museum, Bremen

Capuzzelle, Studio Trisorio, Napoli

Passage through Light, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Maribor Projekt – Rebecca Horn and Guests, UGM Maribor Gallery, Maribor (with catalogue)



The Suitcase of Escape, Multimedia Art Muzey Moscow

A Chemical Wedding in Istanbul, Galerie Artist, Istanbul



Rebecca Horn : des arts plastiques au cinéma, 7èmes Journées

Internationales du Film sur l’Art, Louvre, Paris

The Vertebrae Oracle, Sean Kelly, New York
Between the Knives the Emptiness, Galerie Lelong, Paris (with catalogue)
Black Moon Mirror, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich (with catalogue)
Flying Books under Black Rain Painting, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Havard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA (permanent installation)


Glowing Core, La Llotja, Palma de Mallorca
The Vertebrae Oracle in Napoli 2015, Studio Trisorio, Napoli
Will o’ the Wisps of the Warriors, Kunsthaus Zürich



Films, 1970–2016, Tate Modern, London



Hauchkörper als Lebenszkylus, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg






Group exhibitions (selected)


Befragung der Realität, Bildwelten Heute – Prozesse, documenta 5, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel


Kunst aus Fotografie, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover


Kunst bleibt Kunst. Projekt 74. Aspekte internationaler Kunst am Anfang der 70er, Kunsthalle Köln/Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and subsequently in changed form as Video Tapes, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, organised in collaboration with Davis Ross

Projects: Video II, The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Video Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Contemporary Arts Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

Magna Feminismus: Kunst und Kreativität, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna

Hamburger Künstler, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg

Edinburgh Film Festival, Edinburgh

9. Biennale de Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Musée Galliera, Paris

Körpersprache, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main


Made in Berlin, René Block Gallery, New York

Frauenkunst, INTERKUNST-MESSE, Vienna

KP Brehmer, KH Hödicke, Rebecca Horn, René Block Gallery, New York


Mise en scène d’espace, Urbach Gallery, New York

Bookworks, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

documenta 6, Orangerie, Kassel (subsequently in changed form)

Neun Bewerber um das Annemarie- und Will-Grohmann-Stipendium, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Videosymposium, Tokyo


Exhibition on the occasion of the Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße, Ausstellungsraum Böttcherstraße, Bremen

Zeichnungen heute. 1. Internationale Jugendtriennale der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg

New American Filmmakers Series: Horn – Weiner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Weich und plastisch: Soft Art, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich


L’arte negli anni ’70, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Incontri 1980: 20 interventi di artisti contemporanei a Spoleto, 13. Festspiele, Spoleto

Forum Design, Österreichisches Institut für visuelle Gestaltung, Linz

Künstlerfilme der sechziger und siebziger Jahre, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Theater am Turm, Frankfurt am Main

Umanesimo, desumanesimo nell’ arte europea 1890 / 1980, Palazzo Frescobaldi, Florence


Vision in Disbelief, Fourth Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

Künstler verwenden Fotografie – Heute, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Centre Culturel André Malraux, Nancy, Thomas-Mann-Bibliothek, Luxemburg, Museum van Heedendagse Kunst, Ghent, and at other venues in Europe, Asia and America to November 1992

Videokunst in Deutschland 1963 – 1982, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Kunsthalle Nürnberg/Norishalle, Nuremberg, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, subsequently in changed form: German Video from 1963 – 1982 / Ulrike Rosenbach, Ulay und Marina Abramovic, Rebecca Horn, Herbert Wentscher, Barbara Hammann, Dieter Froese, Bernd Kracke, Ingo Günther, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

documenta 7, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

International Video Festival, Goethe Institute, San Francisco, Long Beach Museum of Art Station/Annex, Long Beach, as part of the LBMA Video Night: PAL Video

Junge Kunst in Deutschland, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich


Kunst mit Photographie, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Kunsthalle der Christian-Albrechts-Universität and Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel

Sculpture from Germany, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York


Eröffnungsausstellung Elisabeth Kaufmann Zürich, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich

Toyama Now ’84: A New Map of a New Art, Japan Biennal, Toyama

Von hier aus: Zwei Monate neue deutsche Kunst in Düsseldorf, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Düsseldorf, Messegelände, Dusseldorf


Das Selbstportrait: im Zeitalter der Photographie – Maler und Photographen im Dialog mit sich selbst, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

The European Iceberg: Creativity in Germany and Italy Today, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Promenades, Outdoor exhibition, Centre d’Art Contemporain and Parc Lullin, Geneva

Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1945 – 1985, Nationalgalerie, Berlin


Falls the Shadow: Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London

Images of the Unknown, P.S.1, Long Island City

Wien Fluss. 1986, Wiener Festwochen, Theater am Steinhof, Vienna

Internationale Beelden Tentoonstelling, International Sculpture Exhibition, Sonsbeek ’86, Arnhem

Arte e scienza – Wunderkammer: Artisti di oggi e camere delle meraviglie, Arte e alchimia, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Kunst als Kultur. Art as Culture: Recent Art from Germany, Ezra and Cecile Zilka Galleries, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Androgyn: Sehnsucht nach Vollkommenheit, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover

Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945 – 1986, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Wechselströme: Kontemplation-Expression-Konstruktion, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Anderen. Materialien zu einer Ausstellung, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern

Les Mécaniciens de l’imaginaire, La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, La Vilette, Paris

Manierismus subjektiv, Forum für aktuelle Kunst, Innsbruck, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Skulptur.Projekte in Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Munster

Stations: Les Cents Jours d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

From the Europe of Old, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Edinburgh International: Reason and Emotion in Contemporary Art, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Nachtvuur, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam


Boltanski, Fabro, Horn, Nauman, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich

From the Southern Cross: A View of World Art, 1940 – 88, Seventh Biennal of Sydney, organised in collaboration with the Australian Bicentennial Authority, later Biennal of Melbourne

A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Water Works, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto

ROSC ’88, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

New Sculpture / Six Artists, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis

Eröffnungsausstellung Elisabeth Kaufmann Basel, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh


Electricity in Art, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Material + Spirit, Davis / McClain Gallery, Houston

150 Jahre Kunstvermittlung, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Magiciens de la terre, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, and La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris

Dahn, Horn, Penone, Ruthenbeck, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel

Blickpunkte, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal

Departures: Photography 1924 – 1989, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York


Galerie Silvia Menzel, Berlin

It Must Give Pleasure: Erotic Perceptions, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York

Territory of Desire, Louver Gallery, New York

Rebecca Horn, Willi Kopf, Richard Long, Alison Wilding, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan

A Group Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit Berlin 1990: Ein Ausstellungsprojekt in Ost und West, Berlin

Von mir aus, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich

Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Multiples, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London


De l’électricité dans l’air, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva

Arte e Arte, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

This Land..., Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Interferenzen: Kunst aus West Berlin 1960 – 1990, Nationales Kunstmuseum, Riga, Manege, St Petersburg

Mechanika, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati

Group Show, Galleria Weber Alexander y Cobo, Madrid

Devices, Josh Bear Gallery, New York

A Group Show, Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, Los Angeles


Œuvres sur papier du XXe siècle, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva

Der gefrorene Leopard, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

A Changing Group Exhibition, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Bild: Objekt und Skulpturen, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel

documenta 9, Kassel

Zeichnungen 1976 – 1990, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin

La Collection du FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes

Performing Objects, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston


A Group Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Das Jahrhundert des Multiple – Von Duchamp bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

The Box from Duchamp to Horn, Ubu Gallery, New York


Non-Photographers, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin

Wiederbegegnung mit Unbekanntem, Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne

Site Sante Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Das Sisyphos-Syndrom – Hommage für Joseph Beuys, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Plueschow

Leiblicher Logos – 14 Künstlerinnen aus Deutschland, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Altes Museum, Berlin, Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere, Nationalmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Oslo, and at other venues in Europe and Asia to June 1999


Falls The Shadow – Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London

Rebecca Horn and Jannis Kounellis, Galerie Franck & Schulte, Berlin

Everything That’s Interesting is New, The Dakis Joannou Collection, The Deste Foundation, Athens, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

Zeitströmungen – Collection of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover


Gille Aillaud, Christian Boltanski, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Rebecca Horn, Magdalena Jetelová, Jannis Kounellis, Mark Lammert, Centro Cultural de Belém, Centro de Exposiciones, Lisbon

No Small Feat, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Helmhaus, Zurich

Sequences – A portfolio of work by 29 artists, Edition Schellmann, New York

Skulptur.Projekte in Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Munster

Masters of Contemporary Sculpture, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich


Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Breaking Ground, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Gesammelte Räume – Gesammelte Träume – Kunst aus Deutschland von 1960 – 2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Inner Eye, Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York

25 Jahre – 25 Years, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich


Kunstverein München, Munich

Über die Wirklichkeit, Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne

La Beauté, Palais des Papes, Avignon

Contemporary Art from Germany – German Festival in India 2000 – 2001, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta

Regarding Beauty: A View of The Late Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Haus der Kunst, Munich

New Works, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich


Celebrating a Decade, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


Kunst und Schock – der 11. September und das Geheimnis des Anderen, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Tempo, The Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York

100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International, New York

Drehen, Kreisen, Rotieren, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Kunst-Museum Ahlen in der Theodor F. Leifeld-Stiftung, Ahlen, Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern


Live Culture, Tate Modern, London

Phantom der Lust, Neue Galerie, Graz

Open the Curtain – Kunst und Tanz im Wechselspiel, Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Berlin – Moskau / Moskau – Berlin 1950 – 2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow


The Pontus Hultén Collection, Moderna Museet Stockhlom

TanzMediale, Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne

Behind the Facts. Interfunktionen 1968 – 75, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, and Museu Serralves, Porto

Bewegliche Teile, Kunsthaus Graz

Gegenwelten, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

100 Artists See God, ICA London


Behind the Facts. Interfunktionen 1968 – 75, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

Bewegliche Teile. Formen des Kinetischen, Museum Tinguely, Basel

Sammel-Leidenschaften, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

(my private) Heroes, MARTa Herford

Kunst und Cover / Lettre International, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

Schattenspiel. Schatten und Licht in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – Eine Hommage an Hans Christian Andersen, Kunsthalle Kiel

Körper – Leib – Raum, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

UdK Berlin – Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin


Schattenspiel. Schatten und Licht in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – Eine Hommage an Hans Christian Andersen, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz

Walking & Falling, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

Eros in der Kunst der Moderne, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

Pontus Hultén. Artisti da una collezione, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice

Verrückte Liebe – Von Dalí bis Bacon, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna

40jahrevideokunst.de – Digitales Erbe, Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf

40jahrevideokunst.de – Die 60er, Kunsthalle Bremen

40jahrevideokunst.de – update 06, Lenbachhaus, Munich

40jahrevideokunst.de – Revision.zkm, ZKM, Karlsruhe

40jahrevideokunst.de – Revision.ddr, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

You’ll Never Know, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, The Lowry, Salford and The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Tokyo Blossoms: Deutsche Bank Collection meets Zaha Hadid, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

A Short History of Performance IV, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Kunst und Photographie, Photographie und Kunst, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich

Transformation. Aus eigener Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

All the Best – The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Contemporary sculpture, Zwirner & Wirth, New York

DISEGNI, Studio Trisorio, Naples

The Subverted Object, Ubu Gallery, New York

busy going crazy – the Sylvio Perlstein collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris


You’ll Never Know, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

Lights, Camera, Action: Artists’ Films for the Cinema, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Pontus Hultén – Künstler einer Sammlung, hlmd – Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden

Tanzen, Sehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

Fondation Beyeler: EROS in der Kunst der Moderne, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles

Visit(e) – Art contemporain en Allemagne – Sélection de la collection d’art contemporain de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne, Bozar – Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

Dalla terra alla luna – metafore di viaggio (parte I), Museo d’arte contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Vertigo – The century of off-media art from Futurism to the web, MAMbo – Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Rouge baiser, FRAC – Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

Poetry in Motion, Galerie Beyeler, Basel

Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus, Kolumba, Cologne

Kunstmaschinen – Maschinenkunst, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

Face to Face – The Daros Collections, Part 1, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich


40jahrevideokunst.de / L’héritage digital: l’Art vidéo en allemagne de 1963 jusqu’à aujourd’hui, MAMCS Strasbourg

40 Years Video Art in Germany, Sofia Art Gallery und Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sofia

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, P.S.1 MoMA, Long Island

Kunstmaschinen – Maschinenkunst, Museum Tinguely, Basel

Visite – Von Gerhard Richter bis Rebecca Horn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn

Zerbrechliche Schönheit. Glas im Blick der Kunst, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

traces du sacré, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Biennale of Sydney 2008, Sydney

Sound of Art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

traces du sacré, Haus der Kunst, Munich

40jahrevideokunst.de, Museo Villa Croce, Geneva

Die verborgene Spur – Jüdische Wege durch die Moderne, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück


Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1968. Die Große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Odes to Common Things / Oda a las cosas, Galeria Arnes + Röpke, Madrid

Kunst und Öffentlichkeit, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

aus/gezeichnet/zeichnen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

60 Jahre – 60 Werke: Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Kunst und Kalter Krieg: Deutsche Positionen 1945 – 1989, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

DURCHdRINGEN, kunstGarten Graz

Kunst und Kalter Krieg: Deutsche Positionen 1945 – 1989, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

Taswir – Islamische Bildwelten und Moderne, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


I Love You, Aros Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

Starter – Vehbi Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Arter, Istanbul

Everything Is Connected, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

The Surreal House, Barbican Centre, London

Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

The Private Museum, Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Bergamo

Just Love Me, Musée d´Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg

Tenir, debout, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes

Art on Paper 2010, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

Encounter Stage: Indoors and Outdoors, kunstGarten Graz

Islands Never Found, Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne; State Museum of Contemporary Art and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki


Rebecca Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Domenico Bianchi, Miguel NavarroAfinitats i diferències, Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca



Art is Liturgy, Kolumba Museum, Cologne

TRANSART, Festival zeitgenössischer Kultur in cooperation with Museion Bozen



Meret Oppenheim parle à Annette Messager, Rebecca Horn, Judith Hopf, Galerie de France, Paris
On Nature, Sean Kelly, New York



7èmes Journées Internationales du Film sur l’Art, Louvre, Paris
Spuren der Moderne, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Art or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Venice
50 Years: Living with Art, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich



By the Book, Sean Kelly, New York

Making Traces, Tate Modern, London

What We Call Love, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin



The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds

Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Lines of Passage, Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene

An der Oberfläche_On Surface: Von Rodin bis De Bruyckere, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg



Pro(s)thesis, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna

Infinite Garden: From Giverny to Amazonia, Centre Pompidou-Metz

Kairos Castle: The Art of the Moment, Kasteel van gaasbeek, Lennik

Selected, Sean Kelly, New York

Restless Gestures: Works from the Hubert Looser Collection, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

Entering the Landscape, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg