Lutz Bacher

Biography

1943–2019

Lived and worked in Berkeley and New York

Solo Exhibitions

2019
“BLUE WAVE”, organized by Monica Majoli, University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine
“FIREARMS”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“JSC On View: Lutz Bacher, Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

2018
“What’s Love Got to Do With It”, K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
“Open the Kimono”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“The Silence of the Sea”, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
“The Long March”, 80WSE New York University, New York

2017
3320 18th St, San Francisco
“Sweet Jesus”, Kadist, San Francisco

2016
“The Secret Garden”, Yale Union, Portland
“Divine Transportation”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Magic Mountain”, 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles
“Accidental Tourist”, Greene Naftali Garage, Brooklyn
“More Than This”, Secession, Vienna

2015
“For the People of New York City”, Greene Naftali, New York

2014
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
“Into the Dimensional Corridor”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“Homer”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Sex with Strangers”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

2013
“Snow”, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich
“Black Beauty”, ICA, London
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

2012
Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Bien Hoa”, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York

2011
Cabinet, London

2009
“Do You Love Me?”, Kunstverein Munich, Munich
“MY SECRET LIFE”, MoMA/P.S. 1, New York

2008
“ODO”, Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Spill”, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
Taxter & Spengemann, New York

2006
“Bots”, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“Organic”, Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Little People”, Taxter & Spengemann, New York

2005
“Being There – I Like to Watch TV”, ongoing exhibition at White Columns, Participant, Inc, and Taxter & Spengemann, New York

2004
“Jokes”, American Fine Arts, New York
“Crimson & Clover (Over & Over)”, Participant Inc, New York

2003
“Manhatta”, American Fine Arts, New York

2000
“Men at War”, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1998
“Olympiad”, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York

1997
Bunny Yeager LA, Los Angeles
“A Closed Circuit”, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1996
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

1995
“Do You Love Me?”, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles

1993
“Playboys”, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
“Jim & Sylvia”, University Art Museum, Berkeley

1992
“Sex with Strangers”, Trial Balloon, New York

1991
“Men in Love”, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
White Columns, New York

1990
Simon Watson Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2020
“No Dandy, No Fun”, Kunsthalle Bern
“Stop painting”, curated by Peter Fischli, Prada Foundation, Venice
“Paul Pfeiffer/Washington, D.C. – Exodus”, Bortolami, Washington, D.C.

2019
“Time is Thirsty”, Kunsthalle Wien
“Emissaries for Things Abandoned by God – dedicated to Lutz Bacher” Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City
“Maskulinitäten” Bonner Kunstverein / Kölnischer Kunstverein / Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
“JSC ON VIEW: Lutz Bacher, Barbara Hammer, Carole Schneemann”, Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
“Cutting the Stone”, Miguel Abreu, New York
“Magic Ben Big Boy”, Matthew Marks, New York
“Audible Bacillus”, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Middletown
“Time Kills – Time-based art from the Julia Stoschek Collection”, Sesc Avenida Paulista, São Paulo

2018
“Hölle”, Galerie Buchholz, New York
“Swingers”, Greene Naftali, New York
“Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy”, Met Breuer, New York
“Casa Tomada”, SITElines Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Other Mechanisms”, curated by Anthony Huberman, Secession, Wien
“READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE”, Swiss Institute, New York
“The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)”, Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson
“Optik Schröder II”, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Wien
“10 Years Julia Stoschek Collection – Generation Loss”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
“Stories of Almost Everyone”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Cosmic Communities: Coming Out Into Outer Space – Homofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity”, Galerie Buchholz New York

2017
“Mechanisms”, curated by Anthony Huberman, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco
“CHILDREN’S GAMES”, ADN collection, Bolzano, Italy
“Sie sagen wo Rauch ist, ist auch Feuer”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern and Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
“White Night”, Lutz Bacher and Anri Sala, Saint Eustache Church, Paris
“A Rehearsal for What?”, Bel Ami, Los Angeles
“The Map is More Interesting Than the Territory”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
“Jed Martin – Die Karte ist interessanter als das Gebiet”, Kunstverein in Hamburg
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours”, curated by Brian Tate, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Readymade”, Eva Presenhuber, Vnà
“1966-2016”, Greene Naftali, New York

2016
“A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
“Ill Seen Ill Said”, White Flag Projects, St. Louis
“Good Dreams, Bad Dreams – American Mythologies”, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
“Visibility”, curated by John Miller, Campoli Presti, London
“Less Than One”, curated by Fionn Meade, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“Number Twelve: Hello Boys”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

2015
“Off Cardinal Points”, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
“Greater New York”, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
“Mommy”, Yale Union, Portland
“Collecting Lines. Drawings from the Ringier Collection (Chapter II”, Villa Flora, Winterthur
“Collecting Lines. Drawings from the Ringier Collection (Chapter I)”, Villa Flora, Winterthur
“Egg”, Essex St., New York
“System of a Down”, Ellis King, Dublin Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
“America is Hard to See”, Whitney Museum of Art, New York

2014
“SHIT AND DIE”, Palazzo Cavour, Turin
“Farewell to parents”, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Now You See It: Photography and Concealment”, Metropolitan Museum, New York
“Open Dress” (with Nairy Baghramian, Lukas Duwenhögger and Danh Vo), Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

2013
“do it, Stacion—Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina”, Prishtine, Republic of Kosovo
“Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream”, Greene Naftali, New York
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New York
Istanbul Biennial, curated by Fulya Erdemci, Istanbul
“Otherwise Unexplained Fires”, curated by Fatima Hellberg, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
“White Columns Annual”, White Columns, New York

2012
“Coming Soon”, curated by Anthony Hubermann, Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Whitney Biennial, curated by Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Spies in the House of Art”, curated by Douglas Eklund, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2011
Frieze Film, curated by Sarah MCrory, Frieze Art Fair, London

2010
“Bloodflames III”, Alex Zachary, New York
“Before and After”, Balice Hertling, Paris
“They Knew What They Wanted”, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
“They Knew What They Wanted”, Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Forced Exposure”, Team Gallery, New York
“Tracing the Invisible”, Schloss Ringberg, Bavarian Alps

2009
“IT’S YOU. NOT ME”, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2008
“Kiki: The Proof is in the Pudding”, Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2007
“Some Kind of Portrait”, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala o fScenic, Marc Selwyn
Fine Art, Los Angeles
“All Mirrors are Broken”, curated by Anthony Huberman, Galerie LH, Paris
“Closed Circuit”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2006
“Defamation of Character”, curated by Neville Wakefield, MoMA/P.S.1, New York
“Six Feet Under: Flagships for Chelsea”, curated by Jarrett Gregory, White Box, New York
“A Broken Art”, curated by Mari Spirito, 303 Gallery, New York
“Grey Flags” Sculpture Center, New York, traveled to Bordeaux Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
“Liquid Paper”, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2004
“Indigestible Correctness”, Participant Inc., New York
“Power, Corruption and Lies”, Roth Horowitz, New York
“Six Feet Under”, White Box, New York

2003
“Wild Nights”, CBGB’s, New York

2002
“American Tableaux”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
“American Tableaux”, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
“Violence, the True Way”, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zürich

2001
“Bit Streams”, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“CTRL (Space): Rhetorics of Surveillance from Benthan to Big Brother”, ZKM Center for Art
and Media, Karlsruhe
“Freestanding”, Beaver College, Glenside
“Memorial Show”, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York

2000
Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Agitated Hisotries: Video Art and the Documentary”, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills
“Picturing Media: Modern Photographs from the Permanent Collection”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1999
“Searchlight” CCAC Institute, San Francisco
“Bay Area Now 2”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

1998
“Spectacular Optical”, Thread Waxing Space, New York
“White Noise”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
“100 Years of Sculpture”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“Diana 98”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich
“Play Mode”, Art Galleries U.C. Irvine; Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Where is Your Rapture?”, The Swiss Institute, New York

1997
“Figure”, Betty Rymer Gallery, Art Insititute of Chicago, Chicago

1996
“Ral Fake”, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase

1995
“In a Different Light”, University Art Museum, Berkeley
“Altered States”, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis
“The Outburst of Signs”, Art Forum, Munich

1994
“Game Girl”, Shedhalle, Zürich; Kunstverien Munich, Munich
“Pop Politics”, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia
“Ciphers of Identity”, Ronals Feldman Gallery, New York
“Bad Girls”, New Museum, New York
“New York (Dis)Order”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

1993
“The Subject of Rape”, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Coming to Power”, David Zwirner, New York
“Privacy”, Forum Gallery, Milan
“1920”, Exit Art, New York

1992
“Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic”, Portand Art Museum, Portalnd; Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles

1991
“Dismember”, Simon Watson Gallery, New York and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“AIDS Timeline/Group Material” The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1990
“The Clinic”, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
“How Can They Be So Sure?”, LACE, Los Angeles

Awards/Fellowships

2002
Anonymous Was a Woman

1993
California Arts Council Grant