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

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Freie Bahn ins Glück,
Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany
hirnlose problemlösung gerade verworfen, Marian Goodman, Paris

2022
Letzte Arbeiten
, Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles, USA

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

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

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

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

2017
Frank, Reena Spaulings, New York, USA

2016
Absolution, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany

2015
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2003
Verrecke, Du fiese Buppe, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, Germany

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

1997
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Selected Bibliography

2022
Michaela Eichwald: Letzte Arbeiten, contemporaryartdaily.com, July 2022
B. Valtorta, Maddalena, Kunsthalle Basel, Review, juliet-artmagazine.com, 21 January 2022
Michaela Eichwald at Kunsthalle Basel, artwritingdaily.com, 18 January 2022
Michaela Eichwald “Auf das Ganze achten und gegen die Tatsachen existieren” at Kunsthalle Basel, moussemagazine.it, 19 January 2022
Michaela Eichwald, Auf das Ganze achten und gegen die Tatsachen existieren, contemporaryartdaily.com, 18 January 2022

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

2022
Bells
, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
AMONG THE OTHERS: Thomas Bayrle, Michaela Eichwald, Konrad Klapheck, Albert Oehlen, Lucie Stahl, Galerie Jahn und Jahn, München

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012
Night Studio, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Style, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany
At the Speed of Stone, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA – 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, USA
Redundanz, Gesellschaft für Landschaftskunst, Halle Süd, Bad Tölz, Germany
Erntedank, ISI 8, Berlin, Germany

2011
adequate, with Nick Mauss and David Lieske, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany – curated by Michael Bauer
With Horst Ademeit, Steve Claydon, Stefanie Popp, Agatha Wojciechowsky
Augusts Llen, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna, Austria – 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, UK
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, Austria – 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, Germany
The Keno Twins 5, curated by Michael Bauer, Gallery Norma Mangione, Turin, Italy
Friends and Lovers in Underground, Invited by Carola Deye and Dirk Meinzer, Hamburg, Germany
Looking back. The White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, USA – curated by Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi
Jubiläumsausstellung 25 Jahre Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

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

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

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

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

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

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, USA
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Lenbachhaus Munich, Munich, Germany
The Moulin Family Endowment Fund, Paris, France