Franz Ackermann (born 1963 in Neumarkt-Sankt Veit, Bavaria) is a German painter and installation artist based in Berlin. He makes cartoonish abstraction.
He attended the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Munich from 1984–1988 and the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg from 1989-1991.
He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including the 2003 Venice Biennale, “Drawing Now: 8 Propositions” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, “Hybrids” at Tate Liverpool, “Global Navigation System” at Pace le aloghy de Tokyo in Paris and “Seasons in the Sun” at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, Meyer Riegger gallery in Karlsruhe, Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Sao Paulo and Gio Marconi in Milan.
His works are held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.