Born 1957, Vienna, Austria
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

The Mephisto Hours, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

Josef Strau: Spirits and Objects… and How Non-Productive Love Is Sometimes Contained in Them…, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

How to be an Angel Painter, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
The Prototype, Gaga, Los Angeles, USA

Tears And New Tears, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

Invitation Epiphany, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Rainy Day and Hundred of Water and Everything, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
“THE POSTORS”, Goton, Paris, France
Loyalties, House of Gaga, Mexico-City, Mexico

A Turtle Dreaming (… Echoes from an Encapsulated Space Exiled Sounds of Letters Requiring Symphonic Treatment), Secession, Vienna, Austria

Turtles + 8 Paintings + Yellow Brown Blue, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, Israel
My Divid’ed House
, Vilma Gold, London, UK
The New World, Application for Turtle Island, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, USA

Greetings from our Garden of Condesa, The Jewels of Moctezuma, Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, New York, USA
Übersetzungsbüro – Office for Duplication, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
EDITION REPETION COMPETITION, House of Gaga, Mexico-City, Mexico

Exercises ab initio…, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

3 Exercises: anrufen, bekennen, wegwerfen, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland

The Balalaika Moment, dépendance, Bruxelles, Belgium
The Why Does This All Happen To Me Experience, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico
Vienna and Jerusalem (with Martin Guttman), Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria

The Space of Words, MUDAM, Luxembourg
The Oriental Therapies
, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Vorschlag zur Erneuerung des Gedenkens an den Tod des Autors und auch zur gleichzeitigen Erweiterung durch die Leselampe der Schreiber, WHITE HEAT, presented by Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/ Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany
Iniquities Suspend, RowleyKennerk Gallery, Chicago, USA

18 Iniqities, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
A Dissidence Coincidence But WHCTLJS, Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden

Voices and Substitutes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Voices, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
The Tabernacle on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin, Germany
“Why Doesn’t my Plant Grow Anymore?” and Other Works of Lament (…), Vilma Gold, London, UK
Josef Strau, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

Don’t Climb the Pyramids, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
Invited by Yilmaz Dziewior, Bibliothekswohnung Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany

Nazis of Suburbia, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

a, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions

Busan Biennale 2020: Words at an Exhibition–an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems,Busan, South Korea – curated by Jacob Fabricius

Holly Village, Bodega, New York, USA
“Il est une fois dans l’Ouest”, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux, France

Lampen, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
dog chews shoes, Ampersand, Lisbon, Portugal
Role Models, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New-Zealand – curated by Rob McKenzie

Souvenir, Alto Refugio, Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Section Littéraire
, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
L’image, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland – curated by Vincent Romagny
Infected Foot, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
Passages of Neo-Avantgarde, Austrian Culture Forum, Warsaw and at the polish institute, Budapest, Hungary

“…and yet one more world”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman, Paris, France
Night Thoughts, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of the Art, New York, USA
Quodlibet, Lempertz, Brussels, Belgium
The Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner collection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France – curated by Christine Macel, Elisabeth Suss man, and Elisabeth Sherman
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
Night Thoughts, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA– curated by Jody Graf
Poesie der Veränderung, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
Welcome You’re in the Right Place, organized and designed by AIRBNB Pavilion, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
A Turtle Dreaming (… Echoes from an Encapsulated Space Exiled Sounds of Letters Requiring Symphon ic Treatment), Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

No Such Thing as History: Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany
Über Das Radikale Nebeneinander – On Radical Juxtaposition, Halle für Kunst, Luneburg, Germany
Abandon the Parents, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
House of Gaga presents Single Moms,
Vilma Gold, London, UK
KARST, FAX, Plymouth, UK
The Promise, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial, UK, collaboration with Stefan Tcherepnin, Southard Reid, curated by Sarina Basta and Mary Rinebold, London, UK

Letter Tunnels, Frieze Projects, London, UK
Pétrone/Pétrole, AIR DE PARIS, Paris, France
Some Redemptions, Soloway, New York, USA – curated by Josef Strau
X-Mas show, Galerie Franscesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
Counter-Production (Part 2), Index – Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
The Whole Earth, Haus der Kulturen und der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Florbelles (after Sade), Air de Paris, Paris, France
La Demeure Joyeuse II, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
Perros Negros Presents Perros Negros, A Post-Posteriori, New Jersey, Basel, Switzerland
, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Keine Zeit, 21er Haus – Belvedere Wien, Vienna, Austria
Context Message, Zach Feuer, New York, USA
How do it know?, Essex Street, New York, USA
Donde el lenguaje es al material, Casa del Lago, Mexico-City, Mexico

Jahresgaben 2011 / 2012, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Dystopia, CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Time Again, Sculpture Centre, New York, USA
A Different Person, Badischer Kunstberein, Karlsruhe, Germany
True Faith, Andersen’s Contemporary Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
FAX, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, UK

Novel, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
The Pursuer, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
The Evryali Score, David Zwirner, New York, USA
The Baghdad Batteries, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, USA
At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Negation, Subtraction, Dissolution, arranged by Front Desk Apparatus, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Josef Strau and Clegg&Guttman, Pro Choice, Vienna and Jerusalem, Austria and Israel
The Inhabitants, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Light from Light, MAAP, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane and Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China– curated by Kim Machan
The Milk Drop Coronet, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria

Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
evas arche und der feminist (carte blanche), The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Scorpio ́s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
Looking Back, White Columns, New York, USA
The Space of Words, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Manifesta 7, Trentino, Italy
One Season in Hell, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, Germany
Novel, Bibliothekswohnung Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany
iamb: Through the Limbo of Vanity: R.H.Quaytman + Josef Strau
, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Galerie Catherine Bastide and dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
“Neutre Intense. It ́s gonna rain”, Maison populaire, Montreuil,
France – curated by Christophe Gallois

Secret-Flix, Neue Alte Brucke, Frankfurt, Germany
Years-In-Review-Installation, Vilma Gold, UK – organized by Joseph Strau
Door Slamming Festival, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, Germany – curated by Dominic Eichler
dépendance at Galerie Neu, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
Wonderwall—Constructing the Sublime, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan – curated by Anna Cathatina-Gebbers
Shandyismus, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria – curated by Helmut Draxler
New Domestic Landscape, Kjubh Kunstverein, Köln, Germany – curated by Caroline Nathusius
design by accident, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

…:ICAL KRBBR PRDLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA; curated by Bennett Simpson (Additional Venues: Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2007)
Looking Back, White Columns, New York, USA
Next to Kin, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Minotaur Blood, Galerie Fortescue Avenue, London, UK – curated by Gionata Bonvicini
La maman et la putain, Air de Paris, Paris, France – curated by Eva Svennung
Our Marvellous Ambition, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin, Germany
Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

The Gone Wait, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, Germany – curated by Tobias Buche
Possession, Paul-Linke-Ufer, Berlin, Germany – curated by Dominique Eichler

Mg, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Zeichnungen Werkleitzbiennale, Halle, Belgium – curated by Ariane M Fligen Arbeitsschutz, Wandbilder, WBD, Berlin, Germany
Editionen 4 Jahre WBD, Berlin, Germany

Photo +, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Photo +, Prague Biennale 1, Prague, Czech Republic

The Nazis of Suburbia, (Ökonomien der Zeit) – curated by Hans-Christian
Dany and Astrid Wege, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Pictures, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

The Inheritage, Video for Coal By Any Other Name, organized by S. Dillemuth, Colin De Land Fine Art, New York, USA
hey, international competition style, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands– curated by Amelie von Wulffen and Dirk Schmidt
Produktivität und Existenz, organized by Die Beute, Bethanienhaus, Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Snowflake Office, organized by C. Kr, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

The Castle (with Amelie von Wulffen), Snowflake Office, Galerie Walbr Dorf

SUUM SUUN AKVY `73, Laden Schillerstr. 32, Berlin, Germany
Kunstb60, Wien, Austria with The Nazis of Suburbia

Die krumme Pranke, Video with A. Creischer, A. Siekmann, A. von Wulffen

Friesenwall 120, Cologne, Germany co-curated with Stefan Dillemuth 1990-1993, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, USA (with S. Dillemuth)
Parallax View: New York-Cologne, P.S. 1, New York, USA
Four Walls, New York, USA (with S. Dillemuth)

Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Kunstraum Daxer, M (with S. Dillemuth)

Raum Masse 10, Hamburg, Germany (with C. von Bonin)

Selected Public Collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany