Ugo Rondinone

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Ugo Rondinone's Hell, Yes!, 2001, neon, perspex and translucent film, 284 × 734 × 15 centimeters.
Moonrise sculptures by Ugo Rondinone at 555 Mission Street, San Francisco. The city zoning ordinance mandates that new downtown buildings must include Privately Owned Public Open Space [1].

Ugo Rondinone (born 1964 Brunnen, Switzerland) is a New-York based mixed-media artist whose works explore themes of fantasy and desire. Many of his pieces coax the viewer into a meditative state like the blurred, brightly colored, concentric rings of his target-shaped paintings; or his strictly black and white landscapes of gnarled trees that seem to bristle with energy. His large rainbow signs are just as enigmatically alluring with their imperative affirmations of “Hell, Yes!” or “Our Magic Hour.” These signs seem to point to some hidden aspect of our reality and history. One sign, “Dog Days Are Over,” proclaims an end to a period of turmoil, but what that period is remains unclear. The signs encapsulate and make palpable an unnamed collective desire, and, in turn, inspire a new one: to understand why this hour, for example, is so magical.

Life[edit]

Rondinone studied at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, from 1986 to 1990. He has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle, Vienna; Museo de Art Contemporaneo, Leon, Spain; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and Sculpture Center, New York. In 2007, he represented Switzerland in the Venice Biennale. His works are in the collections of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, among others.

Selected exhibitions and projects[edit]

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2014

"Breathe Walk Die" displayed in Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

  • 2013

M - Museum Leuven, Belgium, thank you silence Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, human nature Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

  • 2012

The Common Guild, Glasgow Sadie Coles HQ, London Cycladic Art Museum, Athens Kunsthistorisches Museum, Theseustempel, Vienna, wisdom?peace?blank?all of this? Galerie Krobath, Vienna, the moth poem and the holy forest

  • 2011

Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, we are poems Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, new horizon LVMH, Palais an der Oper, Munich, we are poems Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, kiss now kill later Art Basel, Art Parcours, Basel, we run through a desert on burning feet, all of us are glowing our faces look twisted. Peder Lund, Oslo, outside my window

  • 2010

Gladstone Gallery, New York, nude IBM Building, New York FIAC, Hors-les-murs, Jardins des Tuileries, Paris, turn back time. let's start this day again. Art Basel, Art Unlimited, CLOCKWORK FOR ORACLES II Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, SUNRISE. east Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Die Nacht aus Blei

  • 2009

Festival d’Automne à Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, SUNRISE. east Festival d’Automne à Paris, Le 104, Paris, How does it feel? Sadie Coles HQ, London, Nude Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, La Vie Silencieuse MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, Léon, The Night of Lead

  • 2008

ICA Boston, Art Wall Project, CLOCKWORK FOR ORACLES II Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, turn back time. let’s start this day again Frieze Art Fair, outdoor project, sunrise. east Sculpture Center, New York, (With Martin Boyce), We Burn, We Shiver Public Art Project, Art Basel, Moonrise. East Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, TWELVE SUNSETS, TWENTY NINE DAWNS, ALL IN ONE. Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, Dog Days Are Over

  • 2007

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Big Mind Sky Wohnsiedlung Werdwies, Zurich-Altstetten, Kunst und Bau Church San Stae, Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale, get up girl a sun is running the world (with Urs Fischer) Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea, our magic hour Creative Time, Ritz Carlton Plaza, Battery Park, New York, air gets into everything even nothing

  • 2006

Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, giorni felici Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, on butterfly wings Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Thank you silence Galerie Esther Schipper, Berlin, Unday Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster, a waterlike still Sadie Coles HQ, London, my endless numbered days Whitechapel Gallery, London, zero built a nest in my navel

  • 2005

ISR-Centro Culturale Svizzero di Milano, Milan, clockwork for oracles Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, sunsetsunrise

  • 2004

Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, sail me on a silver sun Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, long gone sole Le Consortium, Dijon, long night short years Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, clockwork for oracle

  • 2003

La Criée, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, moonrise Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, our magic hour Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, lessness Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, roundelay

  • 2002

Centro Culturale Svizzero via Politecnico, Milan, in alto arte sui ponteggi Centre for Contemporary Visual Arts, Brighton, our magic hour Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, coming up for air Works on paper inc., Los Angeles, 1988 Swiss Institute, New York, Lowland Lullaby (with Urs Fischer) Sadie Coles HQ, London, cigarettesandwich Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, the dancer and the dance Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, no how on Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, a horse with no name Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, On Perspective

  • 2001

Galerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin, slow graffiti FRACPaca, Marseille Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, yesterdays dancer Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, dreams and dramas Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, kiss tomorrow goodbye Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, if there were anywhere but desert

  • 2000

P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, so much water so close to home Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, love invents us Mont-Blanc Boutique, New York, if there were anywhere but dessert Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, a doubleday and a pastime Museum Aarhus, Aarhus, in the sweet years remaining Sadie Coles HQ, London, hell, yes!

  • 1999

Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, guided by voices Kunsthaus Glarus, guided by voices Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, moonlighting Yves Saint-Laurent, New York, light of fallen stars Schipper & Krome, Berlin, in the sweet years remaining

  • 1998

Galerie João Graça, Lisbon, in the sweet years remaining Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, the evening passes like any other Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, so much water so close to home

  • 1997

Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, stillsmoking Galleria Bonomo, Rome, moonlight and aspirin Cato Jans Der Raum, Hamburg, tender places come from nothing Le Consortium, Dijon, where do we go from here

  • 1996

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, dog days are over Le Case d’Arte, Milan Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, heyday

  • 1995

Galerie Froment-Putman, Paris, meantime ARC – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Migrateurs Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, cry me a river

  • 1994

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich

  • 1993

Centre d’Art Contemporain de Martigny, Martigny, drawings Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna, lightyears

  • 1992

Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, C

  • 1991

Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a. M., far away trains passing by Galerie Pinx, Vienna, two stones in my pocket Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, i’m a tree

  • 1989

Galerie Pinx, Vienna

  • 1987

Raum für aktuelle Schweizer Kunst, Lucerne

  • 1986

Sec 52, Ricco Bilger, Zurich

  • 1985

Galerie Marlene Frei, Zurich

Group Exhibitions

2012

Gladstone Gallery, New York, The Spirit Level, curated by Ugo Rondinone Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Parallelwelt Zirkus Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Faces de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, Topsyturvy–Celebrating another world Museo d'Arte, Lugano and Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland, Window to the World

2011

Le Consortium, Dijon, The Deer Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI Fashion Museum Antwerp, Anwerp, The Netherlands, Dream the World Awake Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, our magic hour - how much of the world can we know? Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Rollenbilder - Rollenspiele Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, Historias de A. Obras de La Coleccion Jumex MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, Léon, El grito Casey Kaplan, New York, Everything Must Go Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Welttheater (Sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst) Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, on track ARTZUID2011, Amsterdam International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam, Sculpturale - the world around Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, John Kaldor Family Collection Musée Rodin, Paris, Chefs d'oeuvre, Rodin et les ambassadeurs Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Sympathy for the Devil Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Durchsichtige Dinge Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Aether. Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Black Swan Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hubertus-Wald-Forum, Hamburg, Unscharf. Nach Gerhard Richter Hendershot Gallery, New York, A strange affinity to the beautiful and the dreadful

2010

Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Die Nase des Michelangelo Frac Limousin, Limoges, France, Electro Geo The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, The New Décor Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen, fashionable Art - die Mode in der Kunst S.M.A.K./Museum of Fine Arts, Gent, Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati /La Colección Jumex, Miami, Where do we go from here? MUMOK, Wien, Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Bilder über Bilder. Diskursive Malerei von Albers bis Zobernig Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, The 2nd Biennale of the Art of Painting: Beyond the Sublime Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, Sphère 2009 Hayward Gallery, London, The New Décor Musée Rath, Geneva, Swiss Drawing (1990–2010) Reference and Affinity, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne Palais des arts et du Festival, Dinard, France, Hope! L’espoir, de Giacometti à Murakami Modemuseum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium, UltraMegaLore Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul

2009

Bass Museum of Miami/La Colección Jumex, Miami, Where do we go from here? Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France, Voyage Sentimental. Attraction La Colección Jumex/MUMOK, Vienna, Zwischenzonen Centro Cultural de Andratx, Andtratx, Mallorca, Black Hole Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Silenec Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France, Chromamix 2 Bleibtreu Galerie, Berlin The Flag Art Foundation, Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, New York Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Magritte et la Lumière Musée departemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, "nous tournons dans la nuit..." Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Parc De Oude Warande, Stardust Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, N’importe Quoi Kunstmuseum Mülheim, Mühlheim, Fabula Tempora, Auswahl 9 The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Saints and Sinners Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Timecode

2008

Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico-City, The Practice of Everyday Life Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, ’Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden’ Dekonstruktion des Künstlermythos St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Moonrise. east. The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, Intimacy (curated by Anne Pasternak) Aspen Art Museum, Unknown Pleasures Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Painting Now And Forever Parc Heintz, Second Nature, Luxembourg Galerie du Jour, Paris, histoires de point d’ironie Cheim and Read, New York, Won’t grow up Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Landscope Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, Ausstellung Sammlung 1978-2008 Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier Centre artistique et culturel, Chamarande, second_nature MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanéa de Vigo, Spain, Private Passion. Public Visions Parc Heintz, Dexia BIL, Luxembourg, second_nature Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, Depletion. Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection Barbican Art Gallery, London, Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art The Hayward Gallery, London, Laughing In A Foreign Language Jumex Collection, Mexico, Schweiz über Alles 2007

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, The Third Mind, curated by Ugo Rondinone Luminaire Lab, Miami, OLPC-One Laptop per child Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Top of Central Switzerland Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, XXS Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels, Sculpture Garden House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland, Jubilee Exhibition Galerie Almine Rech, Bruxelles, Sculpture Garden The New Museum, New York, Unmonumental: The Art Object in the 21st Century Stichting Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, PUBLIEK Festival Printemps De Septembre, Toulouse, The Hamster Wheel James Cohan Gallery, New York, Summer Show Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, The Hamster Wheel Gironcoli Museum, St. Johann b. Herberstein, Zu Gironcoli, eine Hommage Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Disorder in the House Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Präzision und Wahnsinn Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Une question de génération Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea, our magic hour

2006

Musée Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, A question of Generation Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Don Juan alias Don Giovanni oder „zwei plus zwei sind vier“ oder „Lust ist der einzige Schwindel, dem ich Dauer wünsche.“ CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporànea, Santiago de Compostela, CONTOS DIXITAIS NVA Organisation, Glasgow, Newcastle Gateshead Winter Festival Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Street: behind the cliché Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Lifestyle – From Subculture to High Fashion Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, Icônes Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien, Nach Schiele Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Super Vision Krobath Wimmer, Wien, black/white & chewing gum Grand Palais, Paris, La Force de l’art, Grand Palais 2006 Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Don Giovanni: Zwei plus zwei gleich vier. Oder „Lust ist der einzige Schwindel, dem ich Dauer wünsche.“ Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, DON JUAN alias Don Giovanni Galleria Civica, Modena, Egomania Averoff Museum, Athens, The scarecrow Vamiali, Athens, Inner go go Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Gay Chic – von der Subkultur zum Mainstream Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Handsome Esther Schipper, Berlin, Winterausstellung

2005

Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Contemporary Swiss Art Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, Looking at Words – The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Ambiance Hotel Sezz, Paris, Chambres à part Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Fragile Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Private View – Collection Pierre Huber 2nd Prague Biennale Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Swiss Video Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Das Neue II Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano, Badajoz, Coleccion Helga de Alvear Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Swiss Made (The Art Of Falling Apart) Collection Hauser & Wirth Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye Hayward Gallery, London, Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye Fotomuseum Winterthur, Der Traum Vom Ich. Der Traum Von Der Welt Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Zur Vorstellung des Terrors: Die RAF

2004

James Cohan Gallery, New York, The realm of the senses Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, La piste noire Museum Löffler, Kosice Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Carnegie International Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Works And Days Centre for contemporary art, Waregem, Belgium, Schöner Wohnen Gruppe Österreichische Guggenheim, Vienna, Nothing has changed Fundament, Tilburg, Lustwarande 04 P.S.1, New York, Hard Light Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Ottawa, La Grande Parade. Portrait de l’artiste en clown Cheim & Read, New York, I Am The Walrus Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Ugo Rondinone / Les Krims Centre d’art de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Lasko – Wallpainting en Suisse Domaine Pommery, Reims, cur. by Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, Genesis Sculpture Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Eden Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, Sculptures Show Grand Palais, Paris, La Grande Parade. Portrait de l’artiste en clown

2003

Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Le monde selon François Dubois Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Sculpture 7e Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich Kunstpanorama, Lucerne Magazin4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Love Villa Arson, Nice, Lee 3 Tau Ceti Central Armory Show Museum für neue Kunst/ZKM, Karlsruhe, The DaimlerChrysler Collection Moph cafe, Tokyo, Tapas e video: videos by BDV Galerie Mirko Mayer, Cologne, story faces La Galerie du Petit Château, Sceaux, Carosseries, automobiles, art, architectures Grey Art Gallery, New York, Not Neutral: Contemporary Swiss Photography Collection Lambert, Avignon, cur. by Eric Troncy, Coollustre Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Psychodrome 04 Alcala 31, Madrid, Urban Diaries. Young artists from Switzerland Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Breathing the Water Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Durchzug/Draft

2002

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Loop: Back to the Beginning New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Art Publishers Zurich CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, bienvenue willkommen welcome@altkirch Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Jour de cirque The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, Off the Grid. Works on Paper Museum of Modern Art Queens, Long Island City, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions Halle au Poisson, Perpignan, Je t’aime ... moi non plus Städtische Galerie Villingen Schwenningen, I don’t live here anymore Palazzo delle Papesse Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Siena, De Gustibus. Collezione privata italiana Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Je t’aime moi non plus La Criée, Centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, Campy, Vampy, Tacky Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle, I don’t live here anymore Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus der Schweiz Fondation Sandretto (Guarene), Turin, Self/In Material Conscience Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen, The House of Fiction Fürstenberg Sammlungen at Donaueschingen, Ahead of the 21st Century. The Pisces Collection Liverpool Biennale Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, On Perspective

2001

Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, Fantastique Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich, Loop – Alles auf Anfang Musée d’art moderne, Buenos Aires, Mouvements immobiles Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Salons de musique Musée de la photographie, Mougins, France, Surface lisse Netherlands Institut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, dai, dai, dai, where do we go from here? Lokremise St. Gallen, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, Wechselstrom Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Fingerspitzengefühl – der menschliche Körper in der Gegenwartskunst The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Gestes DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Sammlung DaimlerChrysler. Neuerwerbungen/New Acquisitions Miami Art Museum, Let’s Entertain Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Let’s Entertain

2000

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Let’s Entertain Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Landschaftsräume Location One, New York, Life after the Squirrel Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Face à Face Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Heart Podewil, Berlin, cur. by Klara Wallner, come in and find out Portland Art Museum, Portland, Let’s Entertain Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Mamco, Geneva, Le jeu des 7 familles Villa Arson, Nice, Ultramarine. Une mise en scène du réel: artiste/acteur Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, cur. by Gianni Romano, Premio Michetti P.S.1, New York, Volume: Bed of Sound Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Platforma Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, cur. by Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, Présumé innocent Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Over the Edges Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool, Video Positive 2000 – The Other Side of Zero Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Let’s Entertain KIAD, Canterbury, Mécaniste KIASMA, Helsinki, Under the Same Sky Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, cur. by Hilde Teerlinck, Living In The Real World Kunstverein Baselland, Freiburg, Close up Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Ich ist etwas anderes Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Liestal, NB: New York / Berlin - Die Ateliers der Eidgenossenschaft 1998/99

1999

Saatchi Gallery, London, Eurovision Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, L’autre sommeil Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Sans réserve 1 6th International Istanbul Biennial, cur. by Paolo Colombo, The Passion And The Wave Kunstmuseum Bern, cur. by Christoph Doswald, Missing Link Galerie Krinzinger im Benger Park, Bregenz, D A CH FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, cur. by Philippe Régnier, trans-sphère Lofoten Arts Festival, Svolvær, Spillerom Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Le Repubbliche dell’arte Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Trouble Spot. Painting 1st Melbourne International Biennial, Signs Of Life NGBK, Berlin, Rosa für Jungs/Hellblau für Mädchen Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône, XN99

1998

Berlin Biennale, Berlin Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, cur. by Nicolas Trembley, Dog Days Are Over Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, Time After Time Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Auf der Spur – Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, cur. by Eric Troncy, Weather Everything Collezione privata italiana 1st Berlin Biennial, cur. by Nancy Spector, Klaus Biesenbach, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Berlin/Berlin Palazzo del Capitano, Cesena, Libera mente Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (with Joseph Grigely and Millie Wilson) Holderbank, Kunstausstellung Holderbank Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, From the Corner of the Eye Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen, The House of Fiction Akademie der Künste, Berlin, cur. by Christoph Doswald, Nonchalance Revisited. Junge Schweizer Kunst Art Club Berlin as guest in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Grenzenlos Villa Merkel, Esslingen, 4. Internationale Foto-Triennale Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Don’t Look Now Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, Homo Zappiens Zappiens Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Aids Worlds Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Altered States Dum umeni mesta Brna (Kunsthaus Brünn), Brno, Foto Relations

1997

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Hip Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, Rear window Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Fort! Da! CooperationsThe Swiss Institute, New York, Disaster and Recovery: Artists Interpret the Work of the International Committee of the Red Cross Cato Jans, Der Raum, Hamburg, Why don’t we do it in the road Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, cur. by Harm Lux, Diskland snowscape Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Gestes Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Ausstellungsprojekt der Klasse Armleder Braunschweig, Germany, 504 Festival Atlantico, Lisbon Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (with Jessica Diamond) Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Transit Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg, bonjour, bon echo Tal Museum, Engelberg, Landschaft heute Galerie der Stadt Schwaz im Palais Enzenberg, Schwaz, Austria, Ruhm und Ehre Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Landschaftsräume Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, cur. by Eric Troncy, Dramatically Different Centre PasquArt, Biel, cur. by Christoph Doswald, Nonchalance

1996

Biennale São Paulo, Where do we go from here? Bunker 4th floor, Berlin, Files Alte Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, cur. by Lionel Bovier, YoungART Zürich Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Non! Pas comme ca! ICA, Philadelphia, Conversation Pieces II Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, The Aggression of Beauty Interims Kunsthalle, Berlin, Macht der Verführung Attitude, Fribourg, Cabines de bain 2. Österreich.Triennale zur Fotografie, Neue Galerie und Künstlerhaus, Graz, Radikale Bilder Kunsthalle Szombathely, Radikale Bilder Collège Marcel Duchamp, Châteauroux, Modèles corrigés Kunsthalle, Berlin, Die Galerie. Geschichte der Wewerka Galerie Berlin Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Landschaft. Mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre

1995

Forde, Geneva, cur. by Lionel Bovier & Christophe Cherix, Snow Job Memory/Cage Edition, Zurich, The Pleasure of Merely Circulating Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Livres d’artistes Mitterheinmuseum, Koblenz, Landschaft mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Salon-Ausstellung. 5 Jahre Kunsthalle Palazzo Museum Schlossburg a.d. Saale, Berlin, Landschaft der 90er Jahre Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Landschaft der 90er Jahre Zypressenstrasse 71, Zurich, cur. by Harm Lux, Fields Kunsthalle, Bremen, Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, cur. by Lionel Bovier, Entrée en matière Helmhaus, Zurich, Oh Pain! Oh Life! Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Private Welten

1994

Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich, [papierarbeiten & einige skulpturen] Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal (with A. Schnider, F. Valloton) Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, cur. by Ugo Rondinone, Passing Through Moderna Galerja Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Lokalni cas. Dunajski material vogledalu nelagodja (Lokalzeit. Wiener Material im Spiegel des Unbehagens.) Raum Strohal, Vienna, cur. by Peter Weibel, Lokalzeit – Wiener Material im Spiegel des Unbehagens Kunsthaus, Zurich, cur. by Bice Curiger, Endstation Sehnsucht Kunstverein München, Munich, Oh boy, it’s a girl! Messepalast Wien, Vienna, Oh boy, it’s a girl! Steirischer Herbst, Graz, cur. by Paolo Bianchi, 100 Umkleidekabinen Fotohof Salzburg, Salzburg, Suspension Fotoforum, Innsbruck, Suspension Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Eine Galerie stellt sich vor: Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich Hauptbahnhof Zürich, Zurich, Ein artig Kommen und Gehen

1993

Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich, Papierarbeiten & einige Skulpturen Shedhalle, Zurich, Changing I Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Prospect 93 Centre d’Art Contemporain Martigny, Hellbound Shop, Zurich, cur. by Michelle Nicol, Serial Mucsarnok, Salamon Torony, Visegard, Donau Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Die Sprache der Kunst

1992

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Die Sprache der Kunst Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (with U. Fischer, C. di Gallo) Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, cur. by Bice Curiger & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Oh! Cet écho!

1991

Galerie B. & L. Polla-Analix, Geneva, cur. by Gianni Romano, 20 Fragile Pieces Chamer Räume, Cham, cur. by Peter Bläuer, Kunst an Ort Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Über dem Röstigraben

1990

Shedhalle, Zurich, Stillstand Switches

1989

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne Kunsthalle Winterthur, Igitur Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Weihnachtsausstellung

1988

Shedhalle, Zurich, Spiel der Spur

1987

Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon 1986

Galerie M2, Vevey

1985

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Weihnachtsausstellung Shedhalle, Zurich, Junge Schweizer (with U. Frei, D. Zimmermann)

Selected bibliography[edit]

Rondinone, Ugo. No How On. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002.

Tarsia, Andrea. Ugo Rondinone—zero built a nest in my navel. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2005.

John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2011), Wayne Tunnicliffe (New Zealand; Australia) (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874).

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