Josef Strau

Biography

1957
Born in Vienna

Lives and works in New York

1990-1994
co-organizes the project and exhibition space Friesenwall 120, Cologne

2002-2006
organizes Galerie Meerrettich in the Glaspavillon at Volksbühne, Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

2020
“Spirits and Objects”, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

2019
“How to be an Angel Painter”, Francesca Pia, Zurich
“The Prototype”, House of Gaga, Los Angeles

2018
“Tears and New Tears”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2017
“Invitation Epiphany”, curated by Gergana Todorova, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

2016
“Rainyday and hundreds of water and everything”, Dépendance, Brussels
“Loyalities”, House of Gaga, Mexico City
“The Postors”, Goton Gallery, Paris

2015
“A Turtle Dreaming (…Echoes from an Encapsulated Space Exiled Sounds of Letters Requiring
Symphonic Treatment)”, Secession, Vienna

2014
“My Divided House”, Vilma Gold, London
“Turtles + 8 Paintings + Yellow Brown Blue”, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv

2013
“redemption, with partial disablement and circumvention”, Gaga Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
“Übersetzungbüro – Office for Duplication”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

2012
“Exercises ab initio… “, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2011
Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

2010
“The Balalaika Moment”, dépendance, Brussels

2009
“The Oriental Therapies”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago

2008
Vilma Gold (with R.H. Quaytman), London
“A Dissidence Coincidence But W.H.C.T.L.J.S.”, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
“18 Iniqities”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2007
“Voices”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz
“Voices and Substitutes”, at Docking Station Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“The Tabernacle on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz”, Institut im Glaspavillon, Volksbühne Berlin, Berlin
“Why doesn’t my plant grow any more and other works of lament”, Vilma Gold, London
Dépendance, Brussels

2006
“Don’t Climb the Pyramids”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Invited by Yilmaz Dziewior, Bibliothekswohnung, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin

2003
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

1998
“a”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
“SUUM SUUN AKVY ’73”, Laden Schillerstr. 32, Berlin
“The Nazis of Suburbia“, Kunstbüro 1060, Vienna

1993
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Pat Hearn Gallery (with S.Dillemuth), New York
Four Walls (with S. Dillemuth), New York

1991
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Kunstraum Daxer (with S. Dillemuth), Munich

1990
Raum Münzstrasse 10 (with C. von Bonin), Hamburg

1989
“Übersetzungsbüro”, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

1987
Galerie Amer, Vienna

Group Exhibitions 

2019
“Holly Village”, Bodega, New York
“Il est une fois dans l’Ouest”, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux

2018
“Lampen”, Francesca Pia, Zurich
“dog chews shoes”, Ampersand, Lisbon
“Role Models”, curated by Robert McKenzie, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

2017
“Infected Foot”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Section Littéraire”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
“Souvenir”, curated by Inga Danysz, Natalia Rolón and Ana Vogelfang, Alto Refugio, Paternal, Buenos Aires
“Passages of Neo-Avantgarde”, curated by Eulalia Domanowska, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warzaw, Poland / Polish Institute, Budapest
“L’Image”, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

2016
“Pure Fiction”, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
“Quodlibet”, Lempertz, Brussels
“Night Thoughts”, curated by Jody Graf, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson
“The Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner collection”, curated by Christine Macel, Elisabeth Sussman and Elisabeth Sherman, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2015
“Works on Paper”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Welcome You’re in the Right Place”, organized and designed by AIRBNB Pavilion, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
“Opposite the Other Side”, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2014
“Dreiseitiger Fußball”, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz
“No Such Thing As History”, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich
“Über das Radikale Nebeneinander”, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
“The Hawker”, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
“Abandon the Parents”, curated by Henrik Olesen, Daniel Buchholz and Christopher Müller, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“House of Gaga presents Single Moms”, Vilma Gold, London
“FAX”, KARST, Plymouth
“The Promise”, Arnolfini, Bristol
“Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life)”, curated by Sarina Basta and Mary Rinebold, Southard Reid, London

2013
Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London
“The Whole Earth. Kalifornien und das Verschwinden von Außen”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
“Some Redemptions”, curated by Josef Strau, Soloway, New York
“Counter Production”, INDEX – Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

2012
Context Message, Zach Feuer, New York
“Counter Production”, Generali Foundation, Vienna

2011
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“EDITION / NON EDITION”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
“A Different Person”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

2010
“Vienna and Jerusalem” (with Clegg&Guttmann), Pro Choice, Vienna
“The Evryali Score”, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
“The Pursuer”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Novel”, Dépendance, Brussels
“Milk Drop Coronet”, Camera Austria, Graz

2009
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Scorpio’s Garden”, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
Galerie Lelong, New York
“The Space of Words”, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxemburg
Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis

2008
“Manifesta 7”, Palazzo Delle Poste, Trento
“Novel”, curated by Matt Williams, Bibliothekswohnung, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin
Galerie Catherine Bastide / Dépendance, Brussels

2007
“Secret-Flix”, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt am Main
“Design by Accident”, presented by Croy Nielsen at Flaca, London
“The Door Slamming Festival”, curated by Dominic Eichler, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin
Dependance at Galerie Neu, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Wonderwall – constructing the sublime”, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
“Shandyismus”, curated by Helmut Draxler, Wiener Secession, Vienna
“Shandyismus”, curated by Helmut Draxler, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden
Dependance Gallery, Brussels”The New Domestic Landscape”, curated by Caroline Nathusius, Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne
“design by accident”, croy nielsen, Berlin
“Wonderwall – Constructing the Sublime”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
“Performance Gala Night der Galerie Meerrettich”, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
“ICAL KRBBR PRODLY PRSNTS GAT JAS; JON KLSY; JOSF STRA”, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
“Tbilisi 4: Every day is Saturday”, Cumberto / Space, Tbilisi
“Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne”, curated by Bennett Simpson, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
“Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne”, curated by Bennett Simpson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

2006
“Make you own Life:”, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania / Museum of
Contemporary Art, Miami
“Looking Back”, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York
“Next to kin”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Minotaur Blood”, curated by Gionata Bonvicini, Galerie Fortescue Avenue, London
“La maman et la putain”, curated by Eva Svennung, Air de Paris, Paris
“Our Marvellous Ambition”, Vilma Gold Project Space, London
“Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne”, curated by Bennett Simpson, ICA The Power Plant, Toronto
“Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

2005
“The Gone Wait”, curated by Tobias Buche, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin
“Possession”, curated by Dominique Eichler, Paul-Linke-Ufer, Berlin

2004
Teil 2 “Quodlibet”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Teil 1 “Müllberg”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Zeichnungen”, curated by Ariane Müller, Werkleitzbiennale, Halle
“Für völligen Arbeitsschutz”, Wandbilder, WBD, Berlin Editionen 4 Jahre WBD, Berlin

2003
Prague Biennale 1, Prag (“Photo +”)

2002
“Ökonomien der Zeit”, curated by Hans-Christian Dany und Astrid Wege, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Ökonomien der Zeit”, curated by Hans-Christian Dany und Astrid Wege, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
“Ökonomien der Zeit”, curated by Hans-Christian Dany und Astrid Wege, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
“Pictures”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2000
“The Inheritage” (video work for “Coal By Any Other Name”), American Fine Art, New York
“hey, international competition style”, TENT, Rotterdam
“Produktivität und Existenz”, organized by “Die Beute”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
“Deutsche Kunst in Moskau”, Central House of Artist, Moscow
“Snowflake Office”, organized by C. Krümmel, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

1999
“Das Schloss” (with Amelie von Wulffen), Snowflake Office, Galerie Walbröl, Dusseldorf

1997
“Die krumme Pranke” (video with A. Creischer, A. Siekmann and A. von Wulffen)

1993
“Parallax View: New York-Köln”, P.S.1, Long Island City