Sergej Jensen

Biography

1973
born in Maglegaard

Lives and works in Berlin, Cologne and New York

Education 

1999-2002
Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro

2018
“Fabric Paintings”, Galerie Buchholz, New York
“Strips”, Peter Lund, Oslo

2017
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
“The Weather”, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2016
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“Edvard Munch in Denmark”, (with Andrea Fourchy), Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen
“Moneybags”, White Cube, London

2015
“Sounds of the Earth”, dépendance, Brussels
“Sergej Jensen”, Galerie Buchholz, New York

2014
“Classic”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Sergej Jensen”, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen
“We not”, (with Michael Krebber and Cosima von Bonin), Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Sergej Jesen”, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen
“Evian”, White Cube Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2013
“Sergej Jensen”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Sergej Jensen”, Fred Thieler-Prize, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2012
“Sergej Jensen”, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
“Sergej Jensen”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Circus Wols”, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2011
“Sergej Jensen – Master of Color”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Sergej Jensen”, MoMA PS1, New York
“Master of Colors”, dépendance, Brussels

2010
“Dog Show Painting Show”, Kunsthalle Portikus, Frankfurt
“Sergej Jensen”,Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
“Sergej Jensen”, Hydra Workshop, Hydra
“The Last Twenty Minutes of 2001”, White Cube, London

2009
“Sergej Jensen”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2008
“Sergej Jensen (with Henrik Olesen)”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
“Sergej Jensen: Schmoll”, Bergen Konsthall, Bergen
“Sergej Jensen: Pictures and Paitnings”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Sergej Jensen: Pictures and Paintings”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Sergej Jensen”, Konsthall Malmö, Malmö

2007
“Nomadic bags and bag faces”, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2006
“La chambre de la peinture”, White Cube, London
“Nature and Nothing”, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

2005
“Sergej Jensen: Paintings (I come from the computer)”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Bad Dreams”, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist

2004
“Sergej Jensen: Arbeiten und ein Feuerwerk”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Sergej Jensen”, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
“Die Jahresrückblicklampe”, with Josef Strau, Galerie Meerrettich in the Glass Pavillion at the Volksbühne, Berlin

2003
“Stürme der Jugend (Storms of the Youth)”, dépendance, Brussels
“Sergej Jensen (with Stefan Müller)”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Sergej Jensen und Stefan Müller: Hofheim New York Braunschweig”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick

2002
“Sergej Jensen”, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel
“Sergej Jensen”, with Stefan Müller, Kreishaus Hofheim / Taunus

2001
“Sergej Jensen”, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2000
Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

2020
“MY C ART OGRAPHY – The Erling Kagge Collection”, Fundación Banco Santander, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid

2019
“Now is the Time. 25 Jahre Sammlung Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
„So wie wir sind 1.0“, Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

2018
“Hölle”, Galerie Buchholz, New York
“Double Lives – Visual Artists Making Music”, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
“One Color”, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main

2017
“Eurovisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection”, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
“Painting I or I not”, Kaviarfactory, Henningsvær
“Infected Foot”, Greene Naftali, New York
“Condo 2017: Maureen Paley Hosting dépendance”, Maureen Paley, London

2016
“The Squatter”, Gaudel de Stampa Gallery, Paris
“Zeitgeist: Arte da Nova Berlim”, Goethe Institut, Brasilia
“My Abstract World”, me Collectors Room, Berlin

2015
“Losing the Compass”, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London
“Albert the kid is ghosting”, DRAF, London
“Love Story – Works from Erling Kagge‘s Collection”, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
“Works on Paper”, Greene Naftali, New York
“Second Chances”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
“For Real”, curated by Anne Pontégnie, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

2014
“Le musée d’une nuit (script for leaving traces)”, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
“Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
“20 Years Galerie Neu”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Painting & The Painterly”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
“Abandon the Parents”, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Galerie Neu at Gladstone Gallery”, Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Happier than the Morning Sun”, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
“Traces of Modernism”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
“Dépendance at Carlos Ishikawa – The Hawker” Carlos/Ishikawa, London
“Script for Leaving Traves”, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

2013
“Decorum”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
“Painting Forever! Keilrahmen”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Wall Works”, Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
“Island”, Dairy Art Centre, London
“Happy Birthday”, Tripostal, Lille
“Experienz#2”, Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
“6 Artists”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
“The Gesture and the Sign”, White Cube, São Paulo
“To Open Eyes. Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today”, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
“Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
“I knOw yoU”, IMMA, Dublin
“DSM-V”, The Future Moynihan Station, New York

2012
“More Light”, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen
“No Helps: Jana Euler, Michael Callies, Sergej Jensen”, MD72, Berlin
“The Castle in the Air”, ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznan
“Matter of Coices”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
“Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Everyday Abstract – Abstract Everyday”, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York
“Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Contemporary Painting, 1960 to Present: Selections from the SFMoMA Collection”, San Francisco
“Circus Wols”, Weserbrug – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
“Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Collection”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
“Collaborations & Interventions”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca and Nymphius Projekte Berlin, Berlin
“7 Artists”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
“Fruits of Passion: Project for Contemporary Art”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Contemporary Painting, 1960 to Present: Selections from the SFMoMA Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

2011
“Printemps de Septembre Festival”, Toulouse
“Grand Opening, Pt. 1”, Mathew, Berlin
“Thomas Bayrle kuratiert (ungern) Schrippenkönig mit p?”, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
“Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art From Germany”, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
“Structure & Absence”, White Cube, London
“Tableaux”, MAGASIN Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
“Dystopia – An Exhibition Written by Mark von Schlegell”, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporains Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
“Verschiebungsersatz”, Kimmerich, New York
“Time Again”, Sculpture Center, New York
“Provisional Painting”, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
“All of This And Nothing”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Black Swan”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Joshua Neustein, Sergej Jensen, N. Dash”, RENTAL, New York and Untitled, New York
“8 Artists”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
“True Faith”, Andersen’s Copenhagen, Copenhagen

2010
“The House of Wonder”, MD72, Berlin
“…”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Group Show”, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
“Novel”, dépendance, Brussels
“Neue Alchemie. Kunst der Gegenwart nach Beuys”, Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster
“Fischgrätenmelkstand”, curated by John Bock, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
“Mehr Teppich/More Carpets”, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
“SHAZAM!”, Galerie Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
“ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF”, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
“The More Things Change”, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
“20 Jahre Texte zur Kunst: Mit Deiner Kunst, Editionen 1990 – 2010”, Texte zur Kunst, Berlin
“BABEL”, FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand

2009
“Carnegie Art Award”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen and various locations
“My Summer Show”, Galerie Lelong, New York
“Your Gold Teeth II”, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
“Getting Nowhere”, Galleria Gentili, Prato
“The Splendour of Fear”, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles
“modern modern”, curated by Pati Hertling, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Black Summer”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
“Nothing to say and I am saying it”, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg
“Minimal Means”, Initial Access, Wolverhampton
“Sergej Jensen, Wolfgang Breuer, Annette Kelm”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2008
“Friends and Family”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Terms and Conditions”, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
“REVIEW”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“No Information Available”, curated by Francesco Bonamie, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“The Art of the Real”, Oud Vliegveld, Oostende
“Painting Now and Forever, Part II”, Greene Naftali Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
“Boxer”, Literaturhaus Frankfurt, Frankfurt
“Rauschende Gäste. Die Sammlung Rausch und die Städelschule zu Gast im Hotel Marienbad”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“NY Une Saison à Bruxelles”, dépendance, Brussels
“Group Show”, MD72, Berlin
“Sergej Jensen – with Henrik Olesen”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
“Johanna Billing, Isa Genzken, Sergej Jensen and Josef Strau”, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

2007
“SHANDYISMUS. Autorschaft als Genre”, Secession, Vienna and Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden
“Von Bill Viola bis Aernout Mik”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
“Filaturen”, curated by Bettina Klein, Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf
“Albrecht Schnider, Rebecca Morris, Sergej Jensen”, Grieder Contemporary, Küstnacht/Zürich
“IT TAKES SOMETHING TO MAKE SOMETHING”, Portikus, Frankfurt
“Made in Germany”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Kunstverein Hannover and Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
“Josef Strau and Galerie Meerrettich”, Vilma Gold, London
“Tension; Sex; Despair – Aber hallo/na und”, WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
“Dekade 1993 – 2007”, a project by Dirk von Lowtzow, Booth: Galerie Neu / Galerie Buchholz, Open Space, Art Cologne
“Conditions of Display”, The Moore Space, Miami and Locust Projects, Miami
“Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative”, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
“STUFF – International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron”, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
“Dependance at Galerie Neu”, Galerie Neu, Berlin

2006
“Under Pressure”, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Art: Concept, Paris
“FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!”, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
“Momentum 2006”, Momentum – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Oslo
“Of Mice and Men”, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Down By Law”, a project by the Wrong Gallery for the Whitney Biennial, New York
“Optik Schröder. Werke aus der Sammlung Schröder”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick
“Infinite Painting”, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo
“A reverie interrupted by the police”, Galeria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
“Implosion (Ten Year Anniversary)”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Delete / How to Make a Perfect Ghost”, curated by Michael Clifton, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Day for Night”, Whitney Biennale, New York

2005
“Nolens Volens”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“IN CONCERT”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
“Mallorca Open”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
“No competitive offers”, Artis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
“Sergej Jensen and David Shrigley”, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Principles of Construction”, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

2004
“Jetzt und Zehn Jahre davor”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Jahresgaben 2004–2005 / Ausstellung”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick
“Rheinschau 2004”, Rheinschau, Cologne
“Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute”, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
“25ª Bienal de São Paulo”, São Paulo
“Happy Days are Here Again”, curated by André Schlechtriem, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
“Eclipse: Towards the Edge of the Visible”, White Cube, London
“Werke aus der Sammlung Boros”, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
“Universal Outstretch”, Flaca, London
“Liquidation totale”, dépendance, Brussels

2003
“Westen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Anke aus Kork”, Galerie Arkade, Mödling
“New Abstract Painting”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
“Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei”, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
“deutschemalereizweitausenddrei”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
“Dirty Pictures”, The Approach, London
“Sergej Jensen und Stefan Müller: Hofheim New York Braunschweig”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick
“Sergej Jensen and Stefan Muller”, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2002
“HOSSA”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
Lothringer 13 / Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich
“fluten”, Hinterconti Hamburg, Hamburg
“Urgent Painting”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
“Waiting for the ice age”, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
“Schöne Aussicht, Herr Schweins”, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

2001
“Frankfurter Kreuz”, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Gesellschaft der Freunde Junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
“Papierarbeiten”, Bernadette Mittlup, Cologne
“Viva November”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
“24, Rue du Faubourg Sint-Honoré”, Galerie Neu, Berlin
“Husain, Richter, Jensen”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

2000
I.o.w., Frankfurt
G.M., Berlin
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Moscow

1999
“Otto hat Besuch”, OTTO, Copenhagen
“Malerei, 01.09. – 31.10.1999”, Berlin

1998
Miles, Mannheim
Wisconsin, Frankfurt

1997
Downtown, Frankfurt
“Playground”, Portikus, Frankfurt
W5, Munich

Collaborations

Since 1998 Jensen has performed with Claus Richter and Oliver Husain, and Michaela Meise joined in 2003. Since 2004 they have performed under the name Da Group (www.dagroup.de). They have performed extensively throughout Europe including Ledermuseum, Offenbach; Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Expo, Hannover; Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg; C/O, Offenbach; TAT, Frankfurt; Museum Fridericaneum, Kassel; Galerie Wintergarten, Wien; Hamburg Kunstverein; List Basel, Basel; Migros Museum, Zurich.

Projects

since 1998 Performances/Exhibitions with Claus Richter and Oliver Husain
since 2001 featuring Michaela Meise
since 2004 “Da Group” www.dagroup.de

Concerts, Releases, Film music etc.

“Sergej Jensen & Magnus Schaefer” (CD – Galerie Buchholz)
“Sud I” & “Sud II” (LP)
“Vivienne” (7″)
“Sergej Jensen Group” (7″)
“Tolerantes Brandenburg” (7″ Kraus Glucke)
“Songs of Nico” (CD – Neu Acustics)