Wolfgang Tillmans

Biography

1968
Born in Remscheid, Germany

1987–1990
Lives and works in Hamburg

1990–1992
Studies at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Bournemouth, UK

1992–1994
Lives and works in London

1994–1995
Lives and works in New York

1995
Ars Viva Prize, Germany
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Bremen

1996–2007
Lives and works in London

1998–1999
Visiting professorship at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg

2000
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London

2001
Honorary Fellowship at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK

2003–2009
Professorship of interdisciplinary art at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

Since 2006
Exhibition space “Between Bridges”, until 2011 in London, since 2013 in Berlin

2007–2011
Lives and works in London and Berlin

2009
Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie, Heidelberg, Germany

2009–2014
Artist Trustee, Borad of Trustees, Tate, London

Since 2011
Lives and works in Berlin and London

Since 2012
Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Since 2013
Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2014
Wollaston Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2015
Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Gothenburg
Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship Award, Royal Photographic Society, London

2016
The Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin

2017
B.Z.-Kulturpreis, Berlin

2018
Der Kaiserring – Kunstpreis der Stadt Goslar
Bundesverdienstkreuz (am Bande)
Nino Gennaro Award (Sicilia Queer International New Visions filmfest 2018)

Solo exhibitions

(c) = catalogue or artist’s book

2020
“Today Is The First Day”, WIELS, Brussels (c)

2019
“Peach alive”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)
Maureen Paley, London

2018
“Vereinsgabe 2018”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (Playback room for 12’’ vinyl members edition for Kölnischer Kunstverein 2018)
“War Requiem”, English National Opera, London (stage design) (c); traveled to National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Taipei (2020)
“Rebuilding the Future”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (c)
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Kaiserringträger der Stadt Goslar 2018”, Mönchehaus Museum Goslar (c)
“How likely is it that only I am right in this matter?”, David Zwirner, New York
“Albertinum-Installation (1992–2018)”, Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (permanent installation) (c)
“Qu’est-ce qui est différent”, Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes (c)
David Zwirner, Hong Kong (c)
“Fest”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“FRAGILE”, Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédias, Kinshasa, DR Congo (c); traveled to Circle Art Gallery and GoDown Arts Centre Nairobi, Kenya (c), Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, Modern Art Museum-Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa (2019; c) and Galerie d’Art Contemporain de Yaoundé (GACY), Yaoundé, Kamerun (2019; c)

2017
“There were 30 years between 1943 and 1973. 30 years from 1973 was the year 2003”, Kunstverein in Hamburg (c)
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel (c)
“Wolfgang Tillmans from Xue Bing’s Collection”, Pond Society, Shanghai
“2017”, Tate Modern, London (c)

2016
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Buchholz & Buchholz Installation 1993”, The Nineties, frieze, London
Maureen Paley, London
“Leben Ist Astronomisch Installation (2001–2012)”, K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf
“PCR”, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel
“Studio”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Playback Room – Ein Raum für Studiomusik”, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich
“¿dónde estamos?”, Sonora 128 by kurimanzutto (project for billboard), Mexico City
“Wolfgang Tillmans pictures from New World”, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK (collection display)
“On the Verge of Visibility”, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (c)

2015
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Hasselblad Award 2015”, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (c)
Dum Umení – House of Art, Budweis, Czech Republic
“PCR”, David Zwirner, New York
“Your Body is Yours”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (c)
“Lignine Duress”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)
“Book for Architects”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2014
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (collection display with works by and curated by WT)
“In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
“U-Bahn”, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg (collection display)
“Affinity”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (c)

2013
“Silver”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“central nervous system”, Maureen Paley, London
“Neue Welt”, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France (c)
“from Neue Welt”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Düsseldorf Raum 2001–2007” (collection display), Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf (c)

2012
Moderna Museet, Stockholm (c); traveled to Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf (c) (2013)
“Neue Welt”, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (c)
“Works from the Arts Council Collection, Onion and Headlights”, The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brasil (c); traveled to Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Columbia (c), MALI – Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru (c) (2013) and MAVI – Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago de Chile (c) (2013)

2011
“Zachęta Ermutigung”, Nationale Kunstgalerie Zachęta, Warsaw (c)
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
“Wolfgang Tillmans, Out of the Boxes, part 1”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“The day before you came”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“New Entrants”, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (collection display)
“Wolfgang Tillmans y Franz West”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

2010
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (c)
Serpentine Gallery, London (c)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)

2008
“Half Page”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“String”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
“Tegenwoordigheid van Geest – Presence of Mind” (collection display curated by WT) and “Stedelijk Room” (installation for the permanent collection by WT), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Maureen Paley, London
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Düsseldorf Raum 2001–2007”, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf (c)
“Lichter”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (c)
“2008”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Tate Britain, London (collection display)
“Lighter”, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (c)

2007
“All The Time / Time”, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
“Faltung”, Camera Austria, Graz
“Beugung”, Kunstverein München, Munich
“Carciofo – Still Lifes”, Oroom Gallery, Seoul, Korea (c)
“paper drop”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Bali”, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (c)
“Bibliographie 1988–2007”, Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
“Atair”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Richard Branson”, White Cubicle Gallery, George & Dragon, London

2006
“Sprengel Installation (+4)”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (c) (collection display)
Helsinki-Festival, Taidehalli, Helsinki
“München Installation”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (collection display)
“Freedom from the Known”, MoMA PS1, New York (c)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (c); traveled to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (c), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2007) and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2008)

2005
“2005”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
“Markt”, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
“Truth Study Center”, Maureen Paley, London
“Press to Exit Project Space”, Skopje, Macedonia

2004
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Freischwimmer”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo (c)
Panoramabar, Berlin (permanent installation)
“New Photographs”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (c)
“Freischwimmer”, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

2003
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“if one thing matters, everything matters”, Tate Britain, London (c)
“View From Above”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (c)

2002
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Still Lives”, Fogg Art Gallery, Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (c)
Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
“Lights (Body)”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Partnerschaften” (with Jochen Klein), nGbK – neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin (c)
Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London
“Lights (Body)”, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Vue d’en Haut”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (c)
“Veduta dall’alto”, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Turin (c)

2001
“AC: Isa Genzken / Wolfgang Tillmans, Science Fiction / Hier und jetzt zufrieden sein”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (c)
“Aufsicht”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (c)
“Super Collider”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (c)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2000
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (with Thomas Ruff), Munich
Galerie Meyer Kainer (with Jochen Klein), Vienna
“Blushes”, fig-1, London

1999
“Soldiers – The Nineties”, arsFutura Galerie, Zurich
Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Soldiers – The Nineties”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (c)
“Space between Two Buildings / Soldiers – The Nineties”, Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London
“part I: Recent Works / part II: Concorde”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (c)
“Soldiers – The Nineties”, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
“Eins ist sicher: Es kommt immer ganz anders, als man denkt”, Städtische Galerie, Remscheid, Germany
“Saros”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (c)
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

1998
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Fruicciones”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Espacio Uno, Madrid (c)
Café Gnosa, Hamburg

1997
“Hale-Bopp”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Art Cologne, Cologne
“I didn’t inhale”, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome

1996
“Wer Liebe wagt, lebt morgen”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (c)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
arsFutura Galerie, Zurich
Kunstverein Elsterpark, Leipzig
“Faltenwürfe”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

1995
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (c)
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (c)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Interim Art, London

1994
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

1993
Interim Art, London
arsFutura Galerie, Zurich
L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt am Main
Galerie Daniel Buchholz – Buchholz & Buchholz, Cologne (c)

1992
“Diptychen, 1990–1992”, PPS. Galerie F. C. Gundlach, Hamburg

1991
Grauwert Galerie, Hamburg

1989
Café Gnosa, Hamburg

1988
“Approaches”, Fabrik – Foto – Forum, Hamburg, Stadtbücherei Remscheid, Germany
“Blutsturz”, Front, Hamburg
“Approaches”, Café Gnosa, Hamburg

Group exhibitions (selection)

2020
“Among the Trees”, Hayward Gallery, London
“Resonance – Photography on Niemeyer”, Technesphere, Leipzig
“Wolfgang Tillmans – Lights (Body)”, CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (special presentation for ARCO)
“MY C ART OGRAPHY – The Erling Kagge Collection”, Fundación Banco Santander, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid
“New Visions”, The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (c)
“Masculinities: Liberation through Photography”, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
“Brainwashed – Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst”, Haus der Kunst, Munich
“Scènes dans une bulle de cristal | Seen in a crystal ball”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
“Out of Order. Werke aus der Sammlung Haubrok. Teil 2”, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg

2019
“Made in Düsseldorf #2: Natascha Schmitten/Wolfgang Tillmans”, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf (c)
“Wilhelm Leibl – Gut sehen ist alles!”, Kunsthaus Zürich (c)
“A New Moma”, MoMA, New York (collection presentation)
“No Photos On The Dancefloor – Berlin 1989 – Today”, c/o Berlin (c)
“Never Again: Art Against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st Centuries”, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
“United by AIDS – An Exhibition about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS”, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (c)
“The Warmth of Other Suns”, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
“Collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works”, Puschkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow
“Super Erotic Group Show”, 8. Salon e.V. Hamburg
“What are you looking at? Works from the Louisiana Collection”, Louisiana, Humlebæk
“La Pintura – un Reto Permanente / Painting: an ongoing challenge”, “La Caixa” Collection, Barcelona (c)
“Ekstase”, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
“Europa Endlos”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg
“Fire”, Baby Company, Fire Islands
“Hyper. A Journey into Art and Music”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (c)
“Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2018
“Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography”, Foam, Amsterdam; traveled to “Feast for the Eyes. The Story of Food in Photography”, c/o Berlin (2019)
“Local Histories”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
“Lush Strokes, Phantom Forms”, Galerie Isa, Mumbai
“One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art”, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (c)
“Ekstase”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (c)
“The Moment is Eternity – Works from the Olbricht Collection”, Me Collectors Room, Olbricht Foundation Berlin (c)
“Der Duft der Bilder – Werke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona”, Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim (c)
“Doing the Document. Fotografien von Diane Arbus bis Piet Zwart Die Schenkung Bartenbach”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Shop it!” / Money with a Capital “M”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
“Resist! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy”, Bozar, Brussels
“There not There”, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
“[Space] Street. Life. Photography”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (c)
“#myMuseum – 175 Years Staatsgalerie”, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (collection display)
“General Rehearsal. A show in three acts from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA and Kadist”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
“Fashion Drive – Extreme Mode in der Kunst”, Kunsthaus Zürich
“LICHTEMPFINDLICH 2 – Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sammlung Schaufler”, Schauwerk Sindelfingen (c)
“Take me (I’m yours)”, Villa Medici, Rome (c)
“Die andere Hälfte. Präsentation Sammlung Gegenwartskunst”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
“Basel Short Stories – von Erasmus bis Iris von Roten”, Kunstmuseum Basel (collection presentation) (c)
“In Part – Writings by Julie Ault”, Galerie Buchholz, New York
“ZEIGEN. An Audio Tour through the collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka – by Karin Sander”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“David Zwirner: 25 years”, David Zwirner, New York (c)
“On Paper – Arts Council Touring Exhibition”, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Inverness

2017
“Iself Collection: The Upset Bucket”, Whitechapel Gallery, London
“Jump into the future – Art from the 90’s and 2000’s – The Borgmann Donation”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (c)
“Raum & Fotografie”, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
“Les Visitants: Guillermo Kuitca y la colleción de la Fondation Cartier”, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires
“The Trick Brain”, Aishti Foundation, Antelias/Beirut
“Historias de Secualidade – Histories of Sexualities”, MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo
“Beazley Designs of the Year Awards”, The Design Museum London
“The Photographic I – Other Pictures”, S.M.A.K., Gent (c)
“We dream under the same sky”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
“The Art of Dissonance”, SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art
“I am you, you are too”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“Mix it. Pop Music and Video Art”, Marta Herford
“Corpus: The Body Unbound”, Southbank Centre, London
“Summer Exhibition 2017”, Royal Academy of Arts, London
“10 Years Julia Stoschek Collection – Generation Loss”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (c)
“Picture Industry”, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“How To Live Together”, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienna
“Faraway Focus – Photographers Go Travelling (1880–2015)”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (c)
“Space Force Construction”, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venice
“Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchststand – Die Sammlung KiCo im Kunstmuseum Bonn und im Lenbachhaus München”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich (collection display) (c)
“Gestures of Resistance”, Romantso Cultural Center, Athens
“The Absent Museum”, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels
“You Are Looking At Something That Never Occurred”, Zabludowicz Collection, London (c)
“The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest”, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw
“Transparency”, Walker Art Gallery, London
“Utopia/Dystopia Part II”, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
“Moving is in every direction”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (c)
“Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Jardin infini. De Giverny à l’Amazonie”, Centre Pompidou Metz (c)
“Jardins”, Grand Palais, Paris (c)
“Eternal Youth”, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
“Disappearance at Sea”, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
“Light Play: Experiments in Photography – 1970 to the Present”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

2016
“The Force of Photography”, Museion, Bozen
“Split. Spiegel – Licht – Reflexion”, Schauwerk Sindelfingen (c)
“[sic]: œuvres de la Collection du CAPC/works from the CAPC Collection”, Centre d’arts plastiques contemporains (CAPC) Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
“Mit anderen Augen. Das Porträt in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg im KunstKulturQuartier, Nuremberg
“Sammlung Viehof – Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (c)
“My Abstract World”, me collectors Room – Sammlung Olbricht, Berlin (collection presentation)
“Inside – Contemporary Artists and Writers in Reading Prison. Reading Prison”, Reading, UK (c)
“Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans” (collection display), Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
“The Universe and Art”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (c / cover)
“25 years: MMK Museum of Modern Art”, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt
“130% Sprengel” (collection display), Sprengel Museum, Hannover
“Summer Exhibition 2016”, Royal Academy of Arts, London
“BRD”, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
“Fotografie_Installation”, KAT_A_2, Bad Honnef-Rhöndorf
“The Family of the Invisibles – Collections du Centre National des Arts Plastiques et du Frac Aquitane”, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul (c)
“Eine Geschichte: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus dem Centre Pompidou”, Haus der Kunst, Munich
“The BILL – for Collective Unconscious”, Artspace New Zealand, Auckland
“ICH. Neue Formen des Selbstporträts”, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (c)
“A History of Photography: The Body”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
“Mit anderen Augen – Das Porträt in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie”, Kunstmuseum Bonn (c)
“Natureza Franciscana”, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brasil
“Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer”, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

2015
“A Few Free Years: Von Absalon bis Zobernig, Schenkungen von Friedrich Christian Flick an die Nationalgalerie” (collection display), Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (c)
“Contemporary Art from Germany”, Umm El Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem; Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel (c)
“New Skin” (collection display), Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon (c)
“Take Me (I’m Yours)”, Monnaie de Paris, Paris; traveled to Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2017); Villa Medici, Rome (2018)
Queerfest 2015, St. Petersburg
“We The People”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“What We Call Love”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (c)
“A Perfect Match”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (c)
“Colección Jumex. In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni”, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
“Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition” (collection display), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Love Story – Works from Erling Kagge’s Collection” (collection display), Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (c)
“Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years of Collecting: Between Discovery and Invention” (collection display), Zabludowicz Collection, London
“Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Zoom! Architektur und Stadt im Bild”, Architekturmuseum der TU München, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (c)
“Open Rhapsody. A Journey into Photography and Video Collection”, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (c)
“The Noing Uv It”, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2014
“Second Exhibition” (collection display), Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
“Formes Simples”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (c)
“Unstable Places: New in Contemporary Art”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui” (collection display), Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (c)
“Manifesta 10 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art”, St. Petersburg (c)
“Fundamentals”, La Biennale di Venezia – 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice (c)
“8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst – 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art”, Berlin (c)
“I’m Isa Genzken, The Only Female Fool”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (c)
“1984–1999. La Décennie”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
“Abandon the Parents”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“Intimität – Intimacy”, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany
“Somewhat Abstract – Selections from The Arts Council Collection”, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
“Brush Fires in the Social Landscape”, Aperture Foundation David Wojnarowicz, London (c)
“Booster – Kunst Sound Maschine”, Marta Herford, Germany (c)
“Love Aids Riot Sex 2”, nGbK – neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin (c)

2013
“Macho Man. Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel; traveled to Culturgest, Lisbon and Artists Space, New York (c)
“Ausweitung der Kampfzone. Die Sammlung 1968–2000”, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
“Aquatopia. The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep”, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; traveled to Tate St Ives, UK (c)
“Sin motivo aparente”, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (c)
“Vue d’en Haut”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (c)
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, New Museum, New York (c)
“Looking at the View” (collection display), Tate Britain, Millbank Project, London

2012
“Abstraction and Motion”, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla
“Boy: A Contemporary Portrait”, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
“Dark Sky”, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (c)
“Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos”, Royal Observatory Greenwich, London
“Gegenwartskunst (1945 – heute) im Städel Museum”, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (c)
“Print / Out”, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Boros Collection #2” (collection display), Sammlung Boros, Berlin (c)

2011
“Danser sa vie”, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (c)
“Photography Calling! Fotografie und Gegenwart”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (c)
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
“Jean Genet. Act 1 & Act 2”, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
“Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New generation”, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
“MMK 1991–2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart”, MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
“Streetlife and Homestories”, Museum Villa Stuck / Sammlung Goetz, Munich (c)

2010
“Pleated Blinds”, Petach Tivka Museum of Art, Petach Tivka, Israel (c)
“BigMinis: Fetishes of Crisis”, CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (c)
“The British Art Show 7. The Days of the Comet”, Hayward Gallery, London; traveled to Nottingham, Glasgow (c) and Plymouth, UK
“Wolfgang Tillmans, Isa Genzken”, abc – art berlin contemporary, Berlin (c)
“The Last Newspaper”, New Museum, New York (c)
“Not in Fashion”, MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (c)
“I am a cliché”, Les Rencontres d’Arles 2010, The International photography Festival, Arles, France

2009
“Against Exclusion”, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (c)
“Tel Aviv Time”, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv (c)
“Fare Mondi – Making Worlds”, La biennale di Venezia 53 – 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice (c)
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“En todas as partes – Everywhere. Políticas de la diversidad sexual en el arte”, CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (c)
“60 Jahre – 60 Werke. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1949–2009”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (c)
“The Photographic Object”, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
“Holbein bis Tillmans. Prominente Gäste aus dem Kunstmuseum Basel”, Schaulager, Basel (c)
“Mi Vida – From Heaven to Hell. Life Experiences in Art From MUSAC Collection”, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle in Budapest, Budapest (c)

2008
“When it’s a photograph”, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (c)
“The Art of the Real”, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, Belgium
“History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz work related to Wojnarowicz”, PPOW Gallery, New York
“Gewoon Anders! (Just Different!)”, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam
“Street & Studio. An Urban History of Photography”, Tate Modern, London; traveled to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (c)
“Life on Mars: Carnegie International 2008”, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (c)
“History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Courtesy Hans Kemna – Een keuze uit de fotografiecollectie van Hans Kemna”, Museum de Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands (c)
“Der große Wurf. Faltungen in der Gegenwartskunst”, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (c)

2007
“Getroffen. Otto Dix und die Kunst des Portraits”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (c)
“Stardust or the Last Frontier”, Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France (c)
“Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Garten Eden – Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900”, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (c)
“What Does the Jellyfish Want”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“No Such Thing as Society. Photography in Britain 1967–87 from the Arts Council Collection and the British Council”, Hayward Touring Exhibitions, London (c)
“Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art”, The Jewish Museum, New York
“Reality Bites: Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany”, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; traveled to Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Germany

2006
“The Studio”, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (c)
“The Gold Standard”, MoMA PS1, New York
“In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century”, Barbican Art Gallery, London (c)
“The Secret Public: The last days of the British underground 1978–1988”, Kunstverein München, Munich; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2007)(c)
“FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER! – Signetwerke der Sammlungen”, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (c)
“As if by Magic”, The Bethlehem Peace Centre, Bethlehem, Palestine
“Das Achte Feld – Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der bildenden Kunst seit 1960”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (c)
“Surprise Surprise”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“It’s Not a Photo”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Abstract Art Now 1 – Floating Forms”, Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (c)
“The Sublime is Now!”, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (c)
“Click Doubleclick”, Haus der Kunst, Munich; traveled to Bozar Expo, Brussels (c)
“Frankfurter Positionen – Gut ist, was gefällt”, Klasse Wolfgang Tillmans, MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

2005
“Thank You For The Music”, Sprüth Magers, Munich
“Superstars. Das Prinzip Prominenz. Von Warhol bis Madonna”, Kunsthalle Wien; Kunstforum Wien, Vienna (c)
“Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Bild: German Contemporary Photography – Positionen deutscher Fotografie der Gegenwart”, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; traveled to National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan (2006) (c)
“46th Oktobarski Salon”, Belgrad (c)
“Shadowplay – A Homage to H. C. Andersen”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik; traveled to Kunsthalle zu Kiel and Landesgalerie Linz (Austria) (c)
“Projekt Migration”, Kölnischer Kunstverein
“Welt-Bilder”, Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich (c)
“Coolhunters”, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe zu Gast in der Städtischen Galerie Karlsruhe (c); traveled to Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna and Mücsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest (2006)
“Extreme Abstraction”, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
“Il Teatro dell’Arte – The Theatre of Art. Masterpieces from the collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne”, Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy (c)
“Covering the Real. Kunst- und Pressebild von Warhol bis Tillmans”, Kunstmuseum Basel (c)
“Miradas y conceptos en la Colección Helga de Alvear”, MEIAC – Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
“Growing Up Absurd”, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK

2004
“Jetzt und zehn Jahre davor”, Kunst-Werke Berlin – KW Institute for Contemporary Art (organized by Axel John Wieder, Gertrud Berlin and Josef Strau), Berlin (c)
“Encounters in the 21st Century”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
“The Flower as Image”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (c); traveled to Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (c)
“Im Rausch der Dinge”, Fotomuseum Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland
“Likeness: Portraits of artists by other artists”, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (c)
“Atmosphere”, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
“Werke aus der Sammlung Boros”, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (c)
“Monument to Now”, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens (c)

2003
“Looking in – Looking Out”, Kunstmuseum Basel
“actionbutton”, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (c)
“Warum!”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (c)
“Attack – Kunst und Krieg im Zeitalter der Medien”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (c)
“M_ARS – Kunst und Krieg”, Neue Galerie Graz (c)
“Montagna: arte, scienza, mito da Dürer a Warhol”, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
“Fast Forward”, Sammlung Goetz, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (c)
“Deutsche Fotografie im 20. Jahrhundert”, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
“Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit. Biss zu Gast in der Pinakothek der Moderne”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (c); traveled to Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg and Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (all 2005)
“Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art”, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
“Painting Pictures”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (c)

2002
“Sensationen des Alltags”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
“Moving Pictures”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; traveled to Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (2003)
“Remix: Contemporary Art & Pop”, Tate Liverpool (c)
“Hossa – Arte Alemàn del 2000”, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca

2001
“Sex – Vom Wissen und Wünschen”, Hygienemuseum Dresden (c)
“Uniforms: Order and Disorder”, Pitti Immagine, Florence; traveled to MoMA PS1, New York (c)
“Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis”, Tate Modern, London (c)
“Contemporary Utopia”, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga (c)
“Zero Gravity”, Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf (c)
“Neue Welt”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (c)
“Open City: Street Photographs since 1950”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (c); traveled to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

2000
“Quotidiana. The Continuity of the Everyday in 20th Century Art”, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (c)
“Lost”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (c)
“Some Parts of this World”, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki (c)
“British Art Show 5” (organized by the Hayward Gallery, London); traveled to Edinburgh, Southhampton, Cardiff and Birmingham (c)
“Deep Distance. Die Entfernung der Fotografie”, Kunsthalle Basel (c)
“90 60 90”, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas (c)
“Dire AIDS. Art in the Age of AIDS”, Promotrice della Bella Arte, Turin (c)
“The Sea & the Sky”, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Philadelphia, PA (c)
“Eine Munition unter anderen”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (c)
“Vanishing Points”, Groupe Première Heure, St-Cloud, France
“Protest and Survive”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (c)
“Apocalypse”, Royal Academy of Arts, London (c)
“Turner Prize”, Tate Britain, London

1999
“Om Det sublima / On the Sublime”, Rooseum – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden (c)
“Wohin kein Auge reicht – Von der Entdeckung des Unsichtbaren”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (c)
“Hypertronix”, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (c)
“Vision of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset”, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (c)
“Can You Hear Me?”, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Kunsthalle Rostock et al. (c)

1998
“Fast Forward Image”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (c)
“From the Corner of the Eye”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (c)
“The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life – Contemporary Art and the Shakers”, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
“Stretch”, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (c)
“The DG Bank Collection”, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (c)
“La Sphère de l’intime”, Le Printemps de Cahors Festival, St-Cloud, France
“Berlin / Berlin – 1. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst”, 1st Berlin Biennale, Berlin (c)

1997
“Absolute Landscape – Between Illusion and Reality”, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (c)
“Projects”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (c)
“The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers”, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Maine, PO
“The 90s: A Family of Man?”, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (c)
“Positionen künstlerischer Photographie in Deutschland von 1945–1995”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (c)
“Kunst … Arbeit”, Forum der Südwest LB, Stuttgart (c)
“We Gotta Get out of this Place”, Cubitt, London

1996
Manifesta 1, Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Glockengeschrei nach Deutz”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (c)
“By Night”, La Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (c)
“Urgence”, CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (c)
“Prospect ’96 – Fotografie in der Gegenwartskunst”, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main (c)
“Das deutsche Auge”, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
“Visitors’ Voices: Recomposing the Collection”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Shift” (organized by nGbK – neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (c)
“A / drift: Scenes from the Penetrable Culture”, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (c)
“New Photography #12”, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York

1995
“Take Me (I’m Yours)”, Serpentine Gallery, London; traveled to Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (c)
“Human Nature”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
“ars viva 95 / 96 – Photographie”, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau; traveled to Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg (c)
“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen”, Kunsthalle Bremen (c)

1994
“Homegrown”, Lotus Club, Cologne
“L’hiver de l’amour”, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (c)
“Sonne München”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Les Dimanches de l’amour”, École régionale des beaux-arts de Rennes
“Mechanical Reproduction”, AP, Amsterdam (c)
“Soggetto Soggetto”, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Turin (c)
“The Winter of Love”, P.S.1, New York
“100 Umkleidekabinen”, Bad zur Sonne, Graz (c)
“Streetstyle”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (c)

1993
“Atelier” (in collaboration with Isa Genzken), Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
“Fuck the System”, Villa Rossi, Lucca, Italy
“Belcher, Höller, General Idea, Tillmans, Odenbach”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

1992
“i-D Now”, Pitti Imagine, Palazzo Corsini, Florence
“We Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”, PPS. Galerie F. C. Gundlach, Hamburg

1991
“Icons of a Mutinous Age – Three Photographers”, The Bournemouth & Poole College, Bournemouth

1989
“Die Hamburg Schachtel”, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (c)