Friedrich Kunath

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I don't worry anymore, 2016, Acrylic and ink on canvas

Friedrich Kunath (born 1974) is a German visual artist who lives in Los Angeles. He was born in Chemnitz, East Germany, and has had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthal Kade Amersfoort (2016), Schinkel Pavillon (2011), the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010), Kunstverein Hannover (2009), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2009), Aspen Art Museum (2008). Group exhibitions include 'The World Belongs to You', Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2011), '11th Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach' (2010) and 'Life on Mars: the 55th Carnegie International' (2008).[1]


One-Person Exhibitions


Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


Frutti di Mare, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


Juckreiz, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany

The World Is a Beautiful Place (We're Not Here for Long), Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

My Loneliness Shines, VNH Gallery, Paris, France

Gil Bronner Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany


Sentimental Air, BQ, Berlin, Germany


Earth to Fuckface, White Cube, Hong Kong, China

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harber, NY

The Forest Smelled Like Bananas, Capri, Düsseldorf, Germany

If I Could Only Remember Your Name, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany

Grand Optimist, Eastern Star Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Temptation to Exist (May Contain Nuts), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France


I'm Running out of World, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, UK

Raymond Moody's Blues, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK


Lacan's Haircut, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Your Life is Not for You, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Things We Did When We Were Dead, BQ, Berlin, Germany


Lonely Are the Free, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

The Most Beautiful World in the World, White Cube, London, UK (cat.)


Tropical Depression, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

I used to be darker, but then I got lighter and then I got dark again, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Hammer Projects: Friedrich Kunath, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany


Hello Walls, BQ, Berlin, Germany

7 x 14, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany

Home wasn't built in a day, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany


Rising vs. Setting, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Emoh, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


Twilight, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen, Germany

Warum, BQ, Cologne, Germany


I have always been here before, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY


We were the one thing in the galaxy God didn’t have his eyes on, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Our endless numbered days, BQ, Cologne, Germany


We are not as far west as we suppose we are, The Bakery/Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Welcome Home Steve Curry, BQ, Cologne, Germany

Mise en Scene: Curieux VI – Friedrich Kunath: When was the First Time You Realized the Next Time Would be the Last Time, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany


Bonner Kunstverein, with Thea Djordjadze Peter Mertes Stipendium, Bonn, Germany

Videos, CHAUSSE 37, Berlin, Germany


One Day It Will All Make Sense, with Dirk Bell, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK


Why Are My Friends Such Finks, with Dirk Bell, BQ, Cologne, Germany (cat.)

Group Exhibitions


This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL


Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space, curated by Shane Campbell, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan

Form and Volume, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden


Mount Analogue, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO

Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Tomorrow is a long time, Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Group show, M+B, Los Angeles, CA

Juxtapoz x Superflat, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA; traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Self-Fiction: David Altmejd & Friedrich Kunath, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Giles, Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Human Condition, curated by John Wolf, Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA


If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, City University of New York, New York

The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Love or the Lack of It, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

My wife does the dishes, I do the revolution, Kimmerich, Berlin, Germany

Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Oh, of course, you were berry picking, Galerie Drei, Cologne, Germany


Lone Tree, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Friendly Takeover: Artists Show Their Collection, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

FIRE!, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY


Set Pieces, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy

More Young Americans, L’Enclos des Bernardins, Hotel de Miramion, Paris, France

The Hope of Wrecks, Museum of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, La Conciergerie, Paris, France

Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands


Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich, Switzerland

Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Juechen, Germany

Funny, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Wonderful-Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room Berlin, Germany

You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen, Riverview School, East Sandwich, MA

The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Other Voices, Other Rooms, Wentrup Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark


Dwelling, Marianne Boesky, New York, NY

Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, UK

Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Israel

Gesamtkunstwerk, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Deserteure, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria

Always, Sometimes, Often, Never, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, CA

MärklinWorld, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Collection Exhibition, Berezdivin Collection-Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Second Strike, 3rd Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Il mondo vi appartiene (The World Belongs to You), Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Pamphile, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany

Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

MIAC III Away From the Horde, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL

BS-VISITE, Braunschweig, Germany

Painting…Expanded, Berezdivin Collection – Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico


The Library of Babel: In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, Projectspace 176, London, UK

11th Triennale für Kleinplastik (Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture), Fellbach, Germany

Country Music, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, UK

Captain Pamphile #2, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany


Play, Galeria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Grin & Bear It: Cruel Humor in Art and Life, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

Gravity in Art, Telic Art Exchange, Los Angeles, CA

Life on Mars: the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Vertrautes Terrain: Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutschland, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Eternal Flame, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

Journeys to Nowhere: Selections from the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Blind Date, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London

Seb Koberstädt / Friedrich Kunath: Förderpreisträger 2006, Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Stipendiaten der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung 2003-2006 Verwendungsnachweis, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany


Bonanza, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

Nothing But Pleasure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Spooky, Het Gebouw, Utrecht, Netherlands

Esquidor en el fondo de un pozo, Fundacción/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico


Avalon Art Association, Revelin Castle, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Exile: New York Is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

Fabriques du Sublime, La Galerie, Centre d'art contemporain, Ville de Noisy-le-Sec, France

The Gravity in Art, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text In Modern and Contemporary Works On Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY


No One Else Can Make Me Feel the Colors That You Bring, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland

Rhinegold: Art from Cologne, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rings of Saturn, Rockwell Gallery, London, UK

Strawberry Fields, O.P.A. Guadalajara and Galeria CANAIA, Mexico City, Mexico (cat.)


Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


Mise en scène: Curieux VI- Friedrich Kunath: When was the first time when you realized the next time would be the last time, Bonner Kunstverein & Videonale, Bonn, Germany

On the Other Hand You Have Different Fingers, Galerie Gait Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany

Present, Hammer Sidi, London, UK

Superschloss, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1995-2001, BQ, Cologne, Germany


Parking Meters, Cologne, Germany

Make My Paper Sound, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


Junge Kunst im Zweiten, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Dirty Windows, Berlin, Germany


VOXXX-Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany

Green Room, San Diego, CA


The easiest thing to grow in a garden is tired, Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Braunschweig, Germany[2]


  1. ^ "Friedrich Kunath: The Most Beautiful World in the World". White Cube Gallery. 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Friedrich Kunath | Blum & Poe". Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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