Johannes Wohnseifer


  • Wohnseifer

    Johannes Wohnseifer

    Installation view, Do you want to be my wife?, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015


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


Class and Class Conflict, Meliksetian/ Briggs, Los Angeles, CA


Why I am an American, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck

Do you want to be my wife?, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf

Honey and Money, Johann König, Berlin


The 20th century, Philara, Dusseldorf

The New Studio, Gisela Capitain, Cologne


Water From A Melted Ice Sculpture, Johann König, Berlin

More in Common Than a givenName, Linn Lühn, Dusseldorf

The Big K, Galleri K, Oslo

Around Town A (a retelling), SSZ Sued, Cologne


Johannes Wohnseifer, ReMap3, Athens

Almine Rech, Brussels

When We Were Ghosts, Simultanhalle, Cologne

Another Year, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY


The Thin Commandments, Isolation Room, St. Louis, MO

Artists’ books, Stefan Schuelke, Cologne


Ten Years of Painting, Galleri K, Oslo

Untitled, Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Johannes Wohnseifer, Johann König, Berlin

Recent Reconstructions, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid

Collection Haubrok, Berlin

The Thin Commandments, Schürmann, Berlin

The Hole World, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Emptiness & Violence II, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY


Kleenex Mathematics, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Recent Sex / Love Works, “Johann König, Berlin


New Alphabet, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Galleri K, Oslo


Enhance Potential Quality, Johann König, Berlin

Irresistible Impulse, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Handsome Black Diamonds, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Art Scope: 2004: Cityscape into Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo


Father & Son (Reconstruction of Birth), Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

When the lights go down …, SEAD Gallery, Antwerp

Chapel, Johann König, Berlin

Enclave / exclave, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel

Rheinschau, Cologne


Blank & Violence 1978-2003, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Into the Light, Ludwig Forum, Aachen

What Has Bilderberg Twodo With Black Helicopters, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

fG 53/03, Kunstverein, Ulm


Elimination of Dialogue, Galerie Johann König, Berlin

Silke Schatz Johannes Wohnseifer, Former imperial abbey, Aachen-Kornelimünster


This Night Worldwide, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Force the World to Do Mistakes, Nicolas Krupp, Basel

I’m Beginning to See the Light, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg

Breakdown Lounge, Art Cologne, Cologne

The Stadtstreicher 2, “Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

Award of the City of Cologne (City of Cologne’s Award for Most Promising Young Artist), “Stapelhaus, Cologne


Museum, Project Space, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Hot Rod Houses, German Bank, Olpe


The tramp, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Peter Mertes Scholarship 1998 with Monika Baer, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Back Words / Forewords, with Mark Gonzales, Municipal Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach


Psilocybin Experience, Nice Fine Arts, Nice

Brown Music Live, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne


MOMAS-Guard, Museum of Modern Art, Syros

10 Portraits, Federal Ministry of Transport, Bonn


Spindy, Neugerriemschneider, Cologne

Spindy B, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


Grid painting with two holes, Kunstverein Kippenberger

Museum Fridericianum, Kassel


Head & Shoulders, with Michael Sailstorfer, Galleri K, Olso


Michael Sailstorfer and Johannes Wohnseifer, Johann König, Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik


Tsuyoshi Ozawa & Johannes Wohnseifer, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris


Art Scope 2004: Cityscape into Art–Michiko Shoji + Johannes Wohnseifer, Hara Museum                                    of Contemporary Art, Tokyo *


Cause the Grass Don’t Grow and the Sky Ain’t Blue, Praz-Delavallade, Paris


WOOSH, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver

Unsettling Green, MARTa Herford, Herford

Impossible! Artists as Architects, MARTa Herford, Herford

All the World’s a Stage. Works from the Goetz Collection, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid


Sculpture Unchaperoned: Contemporary International Positions Selected by Michael Kienzer, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Lou Ford, établissement d’en face, Brussels


No. 17, Casey Kaplan, NY

Tomorrow, Bastion, Cologne


Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation, Selections from the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Everything Must Go !, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

German Art Now, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA


Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Curious ?, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn

Self-fulfilling prophecies, Leo Koenig, New York, NY

Fax, co-organized by the Independent Curators International, Para / Site Art Space, Hong Kong


Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Traveled to Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Catalan

Cargo Manifest, Kunsthalle Auto Center, Berlin

Why Painting Now? Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva

Fax, co-organized by the Independent Curators International The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Cargo Manifest, Bavarian State Opera, Bavarian Straatsoper, Munich

Collected Things Connected, curated by Jonathan Monk, collection Hauberk, Berlin


Familiar territory, Current Art in and about Germany, ZKM, Karslruhe

Allocation problems, Johann König, Berlin

Pop! Goes the Weasel, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe


This winter, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Cosmic Dreams, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca

Bodypoliticx, curated by Florian Waldvogel and Thomas Edlinger, Witte de With, Rotterdam

Images of Society. Contemporary Painting, Kunstverein, Hamburg

Beneath The Underdog, Madison Avenue, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Auto / Emotion: Autobiography, Emotion, and Self-Fashioning, The Power Plant, Toronto

Conditions of Display, The Moore Space, Miami, FL

2nd Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, invited by Nicolas Bourriaud, Moscow

Bodycheck, Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach

Irony of Objects, Museion, Bolzano

Re-Dis-play, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg


Personal Affairs – New forms of intimacy, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

Jahresgaben 2006, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

all our tomorrows: The Culture of camoflouge, Kunstraum der University Lueneburg, Lüneberg

Inaugural Exhibition, Johann König, Berlin

Twelve Hour Museum, Arts Initiative Residence, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

The Triumph of Painting: Part 5, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Public Folder # 2, Soccer, space for art and music, Cologne; Cuisine Digitale, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Vienna


Regarding Terror: The RAF Exhibition, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Customization Number One, Commes des Garçons Guerrilla Store, Cologne

Superstars, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna

And to stop you interfering, I shall have to dematerlialize you again, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

10 Foreign Artists, Galleri K, Oslo

La Nouvelle Peinture Allemande, Carré d ‘Art Musee d’Art Contemporain, Nimes

The Triumph of Painting: Part 3, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Goodbye Fourteenth Street, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Post Notes, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom; Midway Contemporary Art, Minnesota, MN



Works I Told You About, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Connected Presence: Jeppe Hein and John Wohnseifer, Union Gallery, London

Megenbüro, The Changing Room, Stirling

Works from the Boros, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Firewall, Exhibition Hall, Münster

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen


Deutschemaelreizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

Hein, Schellbergstraße, Wohnseifer, cut space, Cologne

Silence, the Higher Regional Court of Cologne, Cologne

Precise Models, Remont, Belgrade

Write Autobiography, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Leipzig


Ars Viva 01/02, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar; traveled to New Museum Art and Design, Nuremberg and Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig

No Return – collection Haubrok, Municipal Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Hell, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Prophets of Boom, Kunstalle Baden Baden, Baden

Art for art, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

The Moving Collection, Tokyo

Solitudes, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

Total plated, Edith Russ Site for Medieenkunst, Oldenburg


Le Repubbliche dell’arte: Germania, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena

Superman in bed – contemporary art and photography, Schürmann Collection Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

Value changes, Museum of Applied Art, Cologne

Video films by artists, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Reckinghausen

Sample card – Modelos De Pintura Alemana En El 2001 Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Galeria Elba Benitez, Museo Municipal, Goethe Institute, Madrid

Playstation Dusseldorf, Schauspielhaus, Dusseldorf

Cargo, Bagagehal, Amsterdam

Yokohama Triennale 2001 Yokohama, Yokohama

Ars Viva 2001 Cologne

Museum of Applied Art, Cologne

KölnSkulptur 3, Skulpturenpark, Köln

Profiler, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


Körperertuechtigung, gallery Fiebach Minninger, Cologne

Wider Picture counter attendant, space of contemporary art, Martin Janda, Vienna

3. Video Festival – Start Your Engines, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Viva Maria III, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg

Deep Distance, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Delay, Forum Stadtpark, Graz

Enter the Dragon, Cultural Production Company, Hong Kong

Wider Picture counter attendant, NICC, Antwerp

Sneakers, Museum of Design of the 60s & 70s, Cologne

Art in the World in 2000, Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Volume II office, “Scuc Gallery, Ljubljana

Combinazione! Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon

Nuit & Jour, Trafic, FRAC Haute-Normandie

Version_2000, Centre pour l’Image, Geneva

Trinity Is Still My Name, Khoury & Khoury, Cologne


My Name, Falckenberg Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig

Videos, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Where no eye can see, Triennale der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Mode of Art, Art Association of the Rhineland and Westphalia, Dusseldorf*

Free Rheinland, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid

German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Ticker, Gallery Gebauer, Berlin

Do not Stop, movies for the nineties Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt


Someone else with my fingerprints, “SK-Stiftung Kultur, Cologne

Kunstverein München, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg

Video films, Vienna / Rheineck / Cologne / London / Geneva, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Fast Forward – Trade Marks, Kunstverein, Hamburg

Summary, Gallery Hoffmann & Senn, Vienna

Collectibles 1, Sammlung Schürmann Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen

El Nino – Give me the silly season, Municipal Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Volume office, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

Entropy home, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen

Herbert Fuchs, Dave Muller, John Wohnseifer, MAK Center, Mackey House, Los Angeles, CA


Someone else with my fingerprints, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Erotica, Villa Arson, Nice

One of you, Among you, With you, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid


Smells Like vinyl, curated by Sarah Seager & Thaddeus Strode, Roger Merian Gallery, New York, NY

Filmcuts, neugerriemschneider, Berlin


Woman Art – Men Arts Kunstverein Kippenberger, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Dear John, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne