Galleria Franco Noero

10154, TORINO

Lothar Baumgarten



Born in 1944 Rheinsberg, Germany

Died in 2018 Berlin, Germany



1969-1971 Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany

1968 Staatliche Akademie für bildende Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany



2003 mfi Award, Kunst und Bau, Essen, Germany

1996 Lichtwark Prize, City of Hamburg, Germany

1984 The Golden Lion, First Prize of 41st Venice Biennial, Italy

1976 Prize of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 1974 Prize of the City of Dusseldorf, Germany

1974 Prize of the City of Düsseldorf, Germany




‘Lothar Baumgarten’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

‘Amazon Cosmos’, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France


‘The Early Years’, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA


‘Lothar Baumgarten: Sidetracks’, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

‘Specchio del mare’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

‘The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through, 2001’ Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain


Lothar Baumgarten. Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla’, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2012 – 2013

‘Lothar Baumgarten. Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla’, Fundación Botín, Cantabria, Spain

2011 – 2012

‘Abend der Zeit – Señores Naturales Yanomami’, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany


‘Fragmento Brasil’, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France



‘Earth Beats’, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
‘The Animal Within: Creatures from (and Outside) the mumok Collection’, mumok, Wien, Austria


34th Biennial de São Paulo, Brazil

‘Amazonia.’, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
‘This World Is White No Longer’, Generali Foundation, Wien, Austria
‘Unsettled Objects’, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


‘Subject and Object: Photo Rhine Ruhr’, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

‘Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power’, MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA


‘Des mots et des choses’, FRAC Bretagne, France

‘Apologia della Storia’, ICA Milano, Italy


‘The Reconfigured Landscape’, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain

‘Living Structures / Art as a Plural Experience’, XIV Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador

‘Invention of Origin’, Pinacoteca do Estado Sao Paolo, Brazil

‘Michael Oppitz. Mobile Myths’, Kolumba Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany


A Tale of Two Worlds. Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1940s-1980s’, MMK 1, Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Germany

‘Mil bestias que rugen. Dispositivos de exposición para una modernidad crítica’, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla, Spain

‘Folklore A Controversy with Works from the Collections’, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

‘Prometheus Unbound’, steirischer herbst – Festival of new art, Neu Galerie Graz, Germany

‘Sites of Assembly’, Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

‘L’emozione dei COLORI nell’Arte’, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

‘Collection display: Communities’, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland


‘Capital. Debt-Territory-Utopia’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

‘Honey: Rearranged The Collection. #1 The Magic of Things. Perfidious Objects’, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

‘Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries’, Towner, Eastbourne, United Kingdom

‘Order & Reorder: Curate Your Own Exhibition’, National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

‘25 Years MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst – New Collection Presentation’, MMK1 Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Kramlich Collection of Media Art, Los Angeles, USA


‘Foster 1954-2015, Lothar Baumgarten / Camille Henrot / Friedemann von Stockhausen’, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

‘DUMP! Mulitispecies Making and Unmaking, Aarhus Kunsthal’, Denmark

‘Art & Language, Lothar Baumgarten, Robert Bary, Sigmar Pole’, Hirose Collection, Hiroshima, Japan



Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Bundespräsidialamt, Berlin, Germany

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

City of Barcelona, Spain

City of Münster, Germany

Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA

De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao, Portugal

Fondation Cartier, Paris

FRAC- Champagne-ARD, Reims, France

FRAC- Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France

Fundaçao Serralves, Porto, Portugal

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Haags Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, The Netherlands

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain

Klinik Buchinger, Überlingen, Germany

The Metropolitan Museum, New York

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge/MA, USA

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Museum Glasgow, United Kingdom

Museum Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Galerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

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Selected Works