Dirk Skreber
Installation View
New Work
September 18October 30, 2010
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Matthew Benedict, Mark Grotjahn, Rachel Harrison, Dirk Skreber
October 21November 22, 2006
Installation View
Painspotting
November 21December 20, 2003
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Untitled (black flood)
July 7August 18, 2001
October 23November 24, 1999

DIRK SKREBER


Born
                                  
Lübeck, Germany, 1961

Education                 
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, class of Alfonso Huppi, Düsseldorf, Germany
University Teaching position at Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Lives and works in New York, NY

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Currents 36: Dirk Skreber
, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wilwaukee, WI
pain(t)ology and other trials
, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2012
NDAA* Der Na(h)tanz-Hummer II
, Leopold Hoesch Museum & Papiermuseum Düren, Düren, Germany

2010                                   
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition No. 2, Graham Walker, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2009                                   
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Frans Halsmuseum Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Gent, Belgium

2008                 
Blutgeschwindigkeit
(Blood Speed), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany; traveled to Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

2006                                   
‘Was f
ür ein Tag’, Luis Campaña Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Crystal Mess
, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2005                 
It Rocks us so Hard- Ho Ho Ho
, The Aspen Art, Aspen, CO; traveled to Joslyn Art Musuem, Omaha, NE

2004                 
Na(h)tanz,
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; traveled to Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Muss et Sin
, Engholm Engelhorn Gallerie, Vienna, Austria
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2003                                   
Painspotting
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2002                                   
Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany
Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Galerie Elba Betinez, Madrid, Spain

2001                                   
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria

1999                                   
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

1998                                   
Portfolio Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1997                                   
Galerie Bochynek, Dusseldorf, Germany
Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

1994                                   
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

1992                                   
Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany

1991                                   
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

1988                                   
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

1987                                   
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010                 
11th Triennale für Kleinplastik
, Fellbach, Germany
Attitude, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK
Quadriennale 2010: Blick zurück nach vorn
, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Looking Back Ahead,
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009                 
Fabula Temporaria
, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany                
KölnSkulptur 5: Reality Check
, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany
Auto: Dream and Matter
, Centro de Arte Does de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain
Dirk Skreber und Claus Föttinger
, Galerie Engholm Engelhorn, Vienna, Austria
Inaugural Group Exhibition
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2008                 
Kunst Im Heim
, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
You Dig the Tunnel- I’ll Hide the Soil
, White Cube, London, UK
Red Wind
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
T5 Dirk Skreber / Albert Saverys
, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Zeitblick: Ankäufe der Sammlung Zeitgenössicher Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1998-2008
, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Haus und Himmel
, Museum Kurhaus, Kieve, Germany
Afternoon of a Düsseldorf Faun II
, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf, Germany

2007                 
Idylle
, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Idylle, Domus Atrium, Salamanca, Spain
10. Triennale Kleinplastik: Bodycheck, Kulturamt & Fellbach, Germany

2006                                    
Dick aufgetragen
, Galerie Helmut Leger, Munich, Germany
The Ecstatic Truth: Werner Herzog’s Quest, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Deutsche Wandstücke: Sette scene di nuova pittura germanica
, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy
The Triumph of Painting from the Saatchi Collection
, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Imagination Become Reality V. Crossroads
, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Neue Malerei
, Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Momento Mori
, Comme ci comme ca II, Cologne, Germany
Idylle: Traum und Trugschluß
, Sammlung Falchenberg/Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany                              

2005                                   
Rundlederwelten
, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Goetz Meets Falckenberg
, Sammlung Falckenberg/Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany
The Triumph of Painting
, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Provinzial: Engagement im Rheinland für zeitgenössische Kunst
, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections
, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Ratatouille
, 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunshandel, Essen, Germany
La nouvelle peinture Allemande
, Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
Present Perfect
, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
Wakita Museum of Art, Karuizawa, Japan

2004                 
Malerei, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Central Station,
Collection Harald Falckenberg, Paris, France
Claus Föttinger, Hans Schabus, Dirk Skreber
, Sies und Hoeke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
raumfürraum,
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
From House To Home: Picturing Domesticity, MOCA at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

2003                                   
A New Modernism for a New Millenium
, The Logan Collection, Vail, CO
4ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Das unHEIMliche in der zeitgenössichen Malerei
, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Jetzt und hier, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany

2002                                   
Opening of the Galerienhaus, Cologne, Germany
Permanent Collection, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
View Finder, Arnofini, Bristol, UK
Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne, Germany

2001                                   
Musterkarte
, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Galeria Elba Benitez, Goethe Institut, and Centre Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Far from us, annet gelink gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EU, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Ohne Zogern-Without Hesitation
: Blicke in die Sammlung Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Hypermental: Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000 von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons
, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; traveled to Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg and Rudolfinum, Prague
A Room of Their Own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Wirklichkeit in der zeitgenössischen Malerei
, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany

2000                                   
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
'00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Preis der Nationalgalerie fur Junge Kunst
, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

1999                                   
Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum Arnhem (Mit Bjorn Dahlem und Isa Genzken), Arnhem, Netherlands
Schnellel Polsche noch schnellelel Fellali
, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria

1998                                   
Galerie Bochynek, Düsseldorf, Germany

1997                                   
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Surprise II, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße in Bremen zu Gast im Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

1996                                   
ars viva 96/97
, award of the Kulturkreis BDI, Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Junge Kunst der 90er Jahre aus Nordrhein-Westfalen
; traveled to Kyongju, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Osaka, Peking and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany

1995                                   
Das Abenteuer der Malerei
, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany                              

1994                                   
Painter's Opinion
, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1993                                   
Malerei 2000
, Spinkenhof, Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden

1992                                   
Amulett, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1990                 
Paradise and Other Parks
, Maatschappij Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1988                                   
Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunst aus westdeutschen Ateliers
, Sofia, Bulgaria
Meine Zeit, mein Raubtier, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Bibliography

2013
Brooks, Katherine. "Dirk Skreber 'Pain(t)ology': German Artist Talks Drones, Pussy Riot and Pentagon Conspiracies." Huffington Post, February 14, 2013.
Newhouse, Sam. "Crimes and Misdemeanors - No Bingo for Felons at Arcadia University." Theartblog.org, October 16, 2013.
Paonessa, Valentina. "Milwaukee Art Museum." Looklateral, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 9-19. 
Schumacher, Mary Louise. "Dirk Skreber's Exhibit at Milwaukee Art Museum Captivates with Catastrophe." Journal Sentinel (blog), December 6, 2013.
Tanzilo, Bobby. "Familiar Images Lead Viewers into Skreber's Abstraction." OnMilwaukee.com, November 7, 2013. 

2010                 
Werner, Henry. “Modern Art for Sale.” Feymedia Verlagsgesellschaft Düsseldorf (2010): 210.

2009                 
“Family Affair.” Blind Spot 39 (Spring 2009): 283-287.

2008                 
Karola Grasslin, Fritz Emslander, Anita Shah (eds.) Dirk Skreber: Blood Speed. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany, 2008.
“Das Jahr im Rückspiegel: Dirk Skreber.” Monopol (December 2008): 26.
“Interpol: Monopol berichtet aus New York, Paris, München, Berlin und London: Kunst auf Rädern,” Monopol (December 2008): 21.
Casteel, Joshua. “The Monk of Abu Ghraib.” Harper’s Magazine (October 2008): 22-23.
“Keine Hunde und Katzen, nirdendwo: Dirk Skreber in der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.” Art Info Magazine (March/April 2008): 4-6, cover.
“Ungläubiges Staunen angesichts von Ausnahmesituatione: art info im Gespraäch mit dem Kurator der Ausstellung, herrn Dr. Fritz Emslander.” Art Info Magazine (March/April 2008): 7-8, cover.
“Nur zu Besuch: Dirk Skreber im Gespräch.” Art Info Magazine (March/April 2008): 9-11, cover.
Menzel, Rebecca. “Dirk Skreber: Die Asthetik Der Distanz.” Style Magazine (February 2008): 134-135.
Lars, Jensen von. “Die Stille nach dem Crash.” Monopol (January 2008): 50-61.

2006                                   
Allsop, Laura. “Rogue Satellite.” ArtReview (April 2006): 23.
Fry, Naomi. “Dirk Skreber.” Artforum, May 16, 2006.
Gropp, Rose-Maria. “Ein de Kooning ist schon etwas Feines für das viele Geld: Preise in schwindelnden Höhen bei den New Yorker Auktionen.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 15, 2006.
Baker, R.C. “Artist’s Paradise.”  Art & Photo, May 12, 2006.
Frangenberg, Frank von. “Kein Spieltag wie jeder andere.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, March 2006.
“Neues von Dirk Skreber.” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, January 26, 2006.

2005                                  
“Art Market Watch: Hot Contemporary in Christie’s ‘First Open.’” artnet.com, March 21, 2005.
Thomas Kayser, Claude Riehl (eds); Square Art Museum of Contemporary Art (Nîmes). “La Nouvelle Peinture Allemande.” Published by Actes Sud, Nîmes, France (June 2005): 156-163.
Gingeras, Alison M. “The Mnemonic Function of the Painted Image.” The Triumph of Painting (2005): 1-2. (cat.)
Krajewski, Michael. “spaceforspace, raumfürraum.” Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)                
Oksenhorn, Stewart. “Creation and Destruction,” The Aspen Times, December 9, 2005.
Maine, Stephen. “Dirk Skreber at Friedrich Petzel.” Art in America (February 2005): 127.                
Pollock, Lindsay. “An Auction with Training Wheels,” The New York Sun (March 17, 2005): 16.                                  

2004                 
“A New Millennium for a New Millenium: Abstraction and Surrealism Are Reinvented in the Internet Age.” The Logan Collection, Vail, CO: 32 and 63. (cat.)
“It rocks us so hard-Ho Ho Ho.” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (cat.)
Smith, Roberta. “Review,” The New York Times (May 28, 2004): E32.
Tschida, Anne. "Living in the Moment." Loft: The Art Issue (December 2004): 32-35.

2003                 
Jansen, Gregor. “Securing Insecurity: On the Work of Dirk Skreber.” Parkett 68. (2003): 147-156.

2002                 
“Dirk Skreber.” Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (cat.)
“Focus Germany: Contemporary German Art Today.” Flash Art (May-June 2002): 114.
Kittelmann, Udo. “Dirk Skreber.” Cream 3: Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon Press, London, UK: 360-363.
Strauss, Dorothea. “Dirk Skreber im Kunstverein Freiburg.” Einlandung zur Ausstellung im Kunstverein Freiburg, March 1 - April 14, 2002.

2001                 
Alms, Barbara and Raimar Stange. “Wirklichkeit in dwer zeitgenoessischen Malerei.” Staedtische Galerie, Delmenhorst, Germany, 2001 (cat.)
Bessling, Rainer. “Wirklichkeit in der zeitgenossischen.” Kunstmagazin (2001): 44-48.
“Ruhmeshalle oder Kunstlerfalle?” Kunstforum International (2001): 153, 306-309.
Knight, Christopher. “Figuratively Speaking,” Los Angeles Times (August 10, 2001): F23.
“Malerei. Die neuen Realisten: Dirk Skreber.” Kunstmagazin (2001): 27F.
Miles, Christopher. “Dirk Skreber/Blum & Poe.” Artforum (September 2001): 199-200.
Scheyerer, Nicole. “Der Falter 20/01.” Wienlexikon, 2001.
Zwirner, Caroline. “Dirk Skreber, Ab in die Wanne.” Artmagazine.com.

2000                 
Berger, Sibylle, Norman Bryson, Bice Curiger, Paul D. Miller, Griselda Pollock, Peter Weiberl. Hypermental-Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000, Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons. Kunsthalle Zuerich; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000 (cat.)
Groetz, Thomas. “Berlin: Kunstpreis der Nationalgalerie, 100 000 Mark fur junge Kunst.” Art.Das Kunstmagazin (2000): 94F.
Heidenreich, Stefan.  “Die 100 000-Mark-Show der Nationalgalerie: Das sind die vier Kandidaten.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 23, 2000.
Ise, Claudine. “Dirk Skreber at Blum & Poe.” Art Issues (January/February 2000): 52.
Kertess, Klaus. “Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery,” New York Times: 86.
Kreis, Elfi. “Kein Risiko: Dirk Skreber: Preis der Nationalgalerie-Freunde.” Kunst zeitung: 8.
Korner, Magdalena. “Das Haus und das fegefeuer.” taz Berlin local (September 2000): 21.
Luz, Kathrin. “Bin Ich Jesus? Hab Ich Latschen: An email attempt between Dirk Skreber and Kathrin Luz.” Frame (July/August 2000): 68-71.
Muhling, Matthias and Vanessa Muller. “Stiftung Kunsttest. Vier Kunstler im Rennen: Die Berliner Neue Nationalgalerie vergibt erstmals einen Furdererpreisì.” Der Tagesspiegel: 32.
Wiensowski, Ingeborg. “Portait. Maler ohne Bild. Der Dusseldorfer Dirk Skreber feiert Erfolge auf dem Kunstmarkt aber genau das findet er bedenklich. Also stimt er gegen alle Konventionen.” Spiegel-Reporter: 156-157.

1999                 
Aigner, Claudia. “Die innere Bettwanze¸berwindenì.” Wiener Zeitung, November 9, 1999.
Glueck, Grace. “Art In Review; ‘Mozart on Television’ – New Painting From Germany,” New York Times, July 23, 1999.
Grzonka, Patricia. “Bar jeder Malerei?” Falter 46: 66.
Hofleitner, Johanna. Ausgestellt in Wienì.” Die Presse, November 17, 1999.
Kabold, Charles. “Charles Kabold trifft Claus Foettinger in Balkbroeg, Holland.” Site (1998): 64-65.
Kersting, Rita. “Dirk Skreber.” Gift und Gut Form: Bjorn dahlem, Isa Genzken and Dirk Skreber, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem: 9-11.
Krumpl, Doris. “Galerienrundschau.” Der Standard, November 2, 1999.
Wahrlich keine Schlammschlacht, Orte des Lichts: Ein Rundgang durch Wiener Galerien im Herbst.” FAZ (October 30, 1999): 52.
Pagel, David. “Art Reviews,” Los Angeles Times (November 5, 1999): F26.

1998                 
Fuchs, Rainer. “Mehrere Arten von Gegnstandlichkeit.” Portfolio (April 1998): 2-4.
Kabold, Charles. “Der Mann der Hauser.” Site: 10-13.
Rainer, Werner Lucia. Site (1998): 10-13.
Vargen, Thomas. “Dirk Skreber.” Artist 1 (1998): 26-29.

1997                 
Kabold, Charles. “Kunstpreis der Bottcher Strasse Bremen.” (1997): 56-61.
Stiftung, Peill. Skreber (cat.)

­1996                                   
“Dirk Skreber.” Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany (cat.)
Koether, Jutta. “Ars Viva96/97.” KULTURKREIS DES BDI, 1996 (cat.)

1995                 
Heynen, Julian, Sebastian Egenhofer and Jutta Koether. “Dirk Skreber.” ars/viva 96/97—Malerei, Kulturkreis des BDI, Dusseldorf, Germany (1996): 41-55.
Kabold, Charles. Der Fokussierte Blick, Museum Haus Koekkoek Kleve, Germany, 1995

1994                                   
Meister, Helga. Kunstforum International, October/November 1994

1992                                   
Skreber
, Kunstraum Munchen and Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany, 1992 (cat.)
Sachs, Britta. Krtitk (January 1992): 43.
Tacke, Christine and Annie Bardon. Dirk Skreber, Kunstraum Munchen, Kunsthalle Rostock, 1992
Van Veelen. “Ybrand.” Flash Art (November/December 1992): 110.

1991                                   
Puvogel, Renate. Kunstforum International  (March/April 1991): 382.
Skreber-Bilder, Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)
Stals, Jose Lebrero. Flash Art (1991): 97.

1988                                   
Hentschel, Martin. Artforum 26, no.8 (April 1988): 159.
Koether, Jutta. Flash Art 141 (1987): 87.

1987                                   
Blase, Christoph. Artis (April 1987): 54.

                                

Awards

 

2000                 
Pres der Freunde der Nationalgalerie fur junge Kunst
, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

1996                 
ars viva 96/97
, award Fordpreis des Kulturkreises des BDI

Public Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie fur Zeitgonossische Kunst – GfZK, Leipzig, Germany
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
T-B A21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

                 

 

Allsop, Laura. Rogue Satellite, ArtReview, April 2006: 23
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Smith, Roberta. Review, The New York Times, May 28, 2004, p. E32
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Jansen, Gregor. Securing Insecurity: On the Work of Dirk Skreber, Parkett, Number 68, 2003, pg. 147-156
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Miles, Christopher. Dirk Skreber/Blum & Poe, Artforum, September 2001, p. 199-200
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