Born 1967, Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2022
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, Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles

2021
Auf das Ganze achten und gegen die Tatsachen existieren, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

2020
Michaela Eichwald, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München
Michaela Eichwald, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2019
bitte abholen und wegbringen, dépendance, Brussels
Kartoffelschälgruppe Fragmentkörper,
Morena Di Luna/Maureen Paley, Hove

2018
IST DOCH KEIN ZUSTAND, Ungeklärtheitszustände als Voraussetzung für die Suchende soll dahin gehen, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Kunstverein Schwerin, Schwerin
Popanz Moloch Muff und Puff, Maureen Paley, London

2017
Frank, Reena Spaulings, New York

2016
Absolution, Silberkuppe, Berlin

2015
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

2014
Ziele Im Leben, dépendance, Brussels
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Galerie Meyer-Kainer, Wien

2013
Ergriffenes Dasein. Artist, Writer, Mentalist, Reena Spaulings, New York
Knotti Times, Silberkuppe, Berlin

2012
Prix Lafayette, Paris, presented by Reena Spaulings, New York
Der Meteorit soll kommen, Mathew, Berlin
William, New York
Pierre Vogel, Marquise Dance Hall, Istanbul (with Stefanie Popp)

2011
Contemporary Art Daily, dépendance, Brussels
I, Reena Spaulings, New York

2010
Morror, with Michael Krebber, International Project Space, Birmingham
Pofalla in Wien, Pro Choice, Vienna
Pofalla, willst du mir jetzt komplett Garaus machen?, After the Butcher, Off-Space, Berlin

2009
The Classical, Vilma Gold, London
Total Awareness Of All Dimensions (Dimensions Variable), Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2008
Ergriffenes Dasein. Artist, Writer, Mentalist, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Projektion, European Kunsthalle c/o Ebertplatz, Cologne

2007
Vilma Gold, London
Das älteste Drama der Welt, Montgomery, Berlin
Kritik der Urteilskraft. Dokumentation, Simultanhalle, Raum für junge Kunst, Cologne

2005
God of Emptiness, Privilège, dépendance, Brussel
Niemand ist eine Insel, Brunn, Berlin

2004
Stunde Null, 100 Uhr, Commi si comme ca II, Cologne

2003
Verrecke, Du fiese Buppe, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin

2000
Ich kann nicht zulassen, dass eine Differenz auftritt
zwischen dem,was ich bejahe und dem, was ich verneine, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

1997
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

Selected Bibliography

2021
Blättner, Martin, Städitshce Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Kunstbau), München, Kunsthalle Basel, KUNSTFORUM International, Issue 273, p. 294
Fuchs, Rainer, On View, Flash Art No. 334 Spring 2021, p. 22
Walker, Melissa, Is the Walker open? How about Mia? Twin Cities museums and attractions that are open or opening soon, startribune.com, 4 February 2021

2020
Aeler, Alicia, Walker Art Center hosts a live conversation across three continents, startribune.com, 22 April 2020
Smith, Roberta, Jackie Saccoccio, Painter of Explosive Abstraction, Dies at 56, nytimes.com, 28 December 2020
Eler, Alicia, German artist makes painting weird again in solo debut at the Walker, startribune.com, 18 November 2020
Walker, Melissa, Is the Walker open? How about Mia? Twin Cities museums and attractions that are open or opening soon, startribune.com, 4 February 2021

2019
Nam, Hiji, The Custom of the Country, artforum.com, 29 June 2019.

2018
Speed, Mitch, The Teeming Symbols and References in Michaela Eichwald’s Paintings, frieze.com, 19 October 2018.
Baghramian, Nairy, Artists’ Artists: Michaela Eichwald, Women, 1999, Frieze Masters no. 7,October 2018, p. 106.
----, Michaela Eichwald at Maureen Paley, contemporaryartdaily.com, 8 February 2018

2017
I Ain’t the Noing of it Im Just Onle the Showing uv it, Martin Clarke and Stephen Claydon (eds.), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (C)

2015
Larios, Pablo, Trust Communicator, frieze.com, 23 August 2016.
Hudson, Suzanne, OVERDUIN & Co, Artforum, November 2015,pp 312-313

2014
Prince, Mark, Reviews: Micaela Eichwald, frieze.com, 5 March 2014

2010
Raum, Judith, After the Butcher: Michaela Eichwald, Flash Art, vol. XLIII, no. 272, May - June 2010

2009
Kissik, Dean, Michaela Eichwald, Flash Art, vol. XLII, no.268, October 2009
Fite-Wassilak, Chris, Michaela Eichwald at Vilma Gold, frieze online, December 10, 2009

2008
Smith, Roberta, Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing?, New York Times, April 19, 2008
Doran, Anne, Michaela Eichwald: Ergriffenes Dasein, Artist, Writer Mentalist, Time Out New York, April 27, 2008
Organisation Todt, Starship, no. 11, Berlin Ode an die Hummeln, in S. Fischer, Yearbook of Lyric, Frankfurt

2007
“Tombola des malades – she was so strong,” in Transgression/ Excess and Paralipomena, Space Other, Boston

2006
“Archangels, Patrons and Friends,” Spex, June 2006
“Mehr Licht, mehr nicht, mehr Broschen,” in Kreuz Wort Raetsel, ed. Thomas Gann / Armin Krämer, Hamburg
“Es muß etwas Lebendiges in den Deich’, in Neue Probleme, ed. Mario Lasar and Markus Boesch

2005
“Odlicht, Oedland, Kampf um Relevanz,” Brochure
“Der Feinkosthändler,” in The sky is thin as paper here, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2004
“Die Heiligtümer der Heiden: Matthias Schaufler,” Texte zur Kunst, no. 54, 2004

2003
“Agricolas Dunststrecke,” Texte zur Kunst, no. 51, 2003
“OSMOSE,” Galerie Meerettich, Berlin

2002
“Seligkeit ist nichts Verheissenes,” in Kai Althoff: Gebaerden und Ausdruck, Berlin: Lukas and
Sternberg, 2002
“Operation am offenen Pferd,” on a exhibition curated by Albert Oehlen, Koelnischer Kunstverein,
Texte zur Kunst, no. 47, 2002

Group Exhibitions

2020
J U N E, dépendance, Brussels
Alles war klar/ Everything was clear
, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2019
Collection 1970s-Present, 215: Worlds to Come, Museum of Modern Art, New York
You, Works from the Lafayette Anticipations Collection,
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Greater than the Sum, Jahn und Jahn, Munich
J A N U A R Y, dépendance, Brussels
CONDO New York, Queer Thoughts hosting dépendance, Brussels, New York, NY
Seven Painters, Greene Naftali, New York

2018
Michaela Eichwald, Stefan Tcherepnin + Sanity, Jo Brand, Glasgow

2017
Sancho Panza, Oracle, Berlin
Pelamide, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Zur Rebschänke, Weiss Falk, Basel
Gebärden und Ausdruck, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Lüneburg
Infected Foot, Greene-Naftali, New York
CONDO, Maureen Paley Hosting dépendance, Maureen Paley, London
Aftermieter, Haus Mödrath – Räume für Kunst, Erkrath

2016
Incidentals in the Day World, JTG Detroit Project, Detroit
Painting 2.0, Mumok, Vienna
Rennes Biennale, Rennes

2015
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Raw And Delirious, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Off Broadway, Wattis, San Francisco
Künstler und Dichter, Secession, Vienna, curated by Ugo Rondinone
Gesellschaft III, Bamberger Kondition. Villa Concordia, Bamberg
Call and Response, Gavin Brown, New York
Das unbekannte Meisterwerk, Meyer-Kainer, Wien
The Pleasure of the Text, Campoli Presti, London
dépendance | Opposite the Other Side, Sommer, Tel Aviv

2014
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MOMA, New York
8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles
The Hawker, dependance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Cocu ou Marron, CAN, Neuchatel
Die Antwort der Dinge, Lothringer Halle, Munich
Chat Jet, KM Graz, Graz
EFFI B., SILBERKUPPE, Berlin

2013
Das Allerletzte Professor Winkler Stipendium, Kunstverein Weiden, Weiden
Triennale Fellbach, Kleinplastik seit 1980
Café Paradiso, With Barker, Flood, Pfisterer, Arthur-Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
Reckless Head, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles
Catch as Catch Can, Locks-Gallery, Philadelphia
KUKUK, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Purple Glass, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Painting Forever, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Festival der Kleinskulptur, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Some End of Thing, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

2012
Night Studio, Vilma Gold, London
Style, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
At the Speed of Stone, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York – curated by Anthony Huberman
Pierre Vogel, Marquise Dance Hall, Istanbul. Double-S with Stefanie Popp, invited by Mark van Yetter
Context Message, Zach Feuer, New York
Redundanz, Gesellschaft für Landschaftskunst, Halle Süd, Bad Tölz
Erntedank, ISI 8, Berlin

2011
adequate, with Nick Mauss and David Lieske, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
The Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel, Esslingen – curated by Michael Bauer
With Horst Ademeit, Steve Claydon, Stefanie Popp, Agatha Wojciechowsky
Augusts Llen, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna – curated by Chiara Minchio and Lisa Holzer
The great white way goes black,
With Trisha Bagga, Helena Huneke, Katharina Sieverding, Klara Liden, Julie Watschel, Vilma Gold, London
Camulodunum, Curated by Michelle Cotton, With Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth,
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Robert Smithson, Rebecca Warren, Andy Warhol,
Firstsite, Colchester
Edition/Non-Edition, Gallery Meyer-Kainer, Vienna – curated by Pro Choice (Lucie Stahl and Will Benedict)
KW69 #7 Kalin Lindena, With Hanna Brandes, Agathe Fleury, Hella Gerlach,
Daniel Müller-Friedrichsen, Martin Neumaier, Nina Rhode, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin
The Keno Twins 5, curated by Michael Bauer, Gallery Norma Mangione, Turin
Friends and Lovers in Underground, Invited by Carola Deye and Dirk Meinzer, Hamburg
Looking back. The White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York – curated by Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi
Jubiläumsausstellung 25 Jahre Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

2010
Novel, dépendance, Brussels
BigMinis. Fetishes of Crisis, curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux, Bordeaux
ZINGERpresents, curated by Rob Tufnell, Amsterdam

2009
Ho is No Substitute for Anything, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Precarious Forms 1 (Prekare Skulpturen), Galerie Mayer Kainer, Vienna

2008
European Kunsthalle c/o Ebertplatz #1, Cologne
Written on spiders, SILVERMAN, San Francisco
Egypted, curated by Will Benedict, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Aurora, Zwischen Nacht und Tag II, curated by Olga Lewicka and Roseline Rannoch, Berlin
Zuordnungsprobleme, Galerie Johann König, Berlin
Bar Ornella No. 33, Cologne
Legend, curated by Alexis Vaillant, France
Various sketches for leaving the room, STARSHIP Poster, LUDLOW 38 New York and Rauchslon, Vienna
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, selected by Jay Sanders, White Colums, New York

2007
Ich Hätte Durchaus die Kraft, gar nichts zu tun, Kunstverein Hamburg
Blindness, Pudel-Kollektion, Hamburg
Evangelisch-katholisch, Montgomery, Berlin
Artists In and Out of Cologne, MCA Miami and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
dépendance at Galerie Neu, Berlin

2006
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, ICA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Verdunklung /Darkening, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

2005
Servus, union, curated by Jens Mentrup

Selected Reviews

2019
“Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” Laura Hoptman, Forever Now, MoMA Publishing, 2019, pp. 89-90
“The Custom of the Country”, Hiji Nam, artforum.com, 29 June 2019

2018
“The Teeming Symbols and References in Michaela Eichwald’s Paintings”, Mitch Speed, frieze.com, 19 October 2018
“Artists’ Artists: Michaela Eichwald, Women, 1999”, Nairy Baghramian, Frieze Masters no. 7, October 2018, p. 106
“Michaela Eichwald at Maureen Paley”, contemporaryartdaily.com, 8 February 2018

2017
“I Ain’t the Noing of it Im Just Onle the Showing uv it”, Martin Clarke and Stephen Claydon (eds.), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (C)

2015
“Trust Communicator”, Pablo Larios, frieze.com, 23 August 2016

2014
“Reviews: Michaela Eichwald”, Mark Prince, frieze.com, 5 March 2014

2010
“After the Butcher: Michaela Eichwald,” Judith Raum, Flash Art, vol. XLIII, no. 272, May-June 2010

2009
“Michaela Eichwald,” Dean Kissik, Flash Art, vol. XLII, no.268, October 2009
“Michaela Eichwald at Vilma Gold,” Chris Fite-Wassilak, frieze online, December 10, 2009

2008
“Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing?,” Roberta Smith, New York Times, April 19, 2008
“Michaela Eichwald: Ergriffenes Dasein, Artist, Writer Mentalist,” Anne Doran, Time Out New York, April 27, 2008

2005
“Kampf um Relevanz oder die Mühlenn des Lebens,” Nicolas Siepen, Texte zur Kunst, Dec. 2005

2004
“Michaela Eichwald,” Peter Abes, Spex, July 2004

2002
“Eine Produktion der Filmgrupp West,” Tom Holert, Artforum, October 2002

1998
“Der Angriff kann steigen,” Kai Althoff, Texte zur Kunst, no. 28, 1998

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Lenbachhaus Munich, Munich
The Moulin Family Endowment Fund, Paris