Andreas Slominski

The sculptures of Andreas Slominski (b 1959 in Meppen, Germany) were first noticed in the early eighties. While his works dating from that time were the size of fairly small sculptures, in recent years they have grown into often voluminous installations. From the start, Slominski sought direct dialogue with the viewer. His so-called "traps" are absurd-looking baits, somewhere between sculpture and functional object. Similarly to Duchamp, he integrates everyday objects into the context of art in order to visualise the process of artistic perception. His work includes bicycles, windmills, found objects and materials taken from everyday life, showing components of his ironic universe along with a tribute to dadaist ideas.

Awards

2013


Lichtwark Preis, Hamburg


Hannah Höch Preis, Berlin


 


2004


Kunstpreis Aachen


 


1999


Edwin-Scharff-Preis, Hamburg


 


1995


Katalogpreis Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation


Sprengel-Preis, Hannover


 


1994


Kunstpreis Adolf-Luther Foundation, Krefeld


Kunstpreis des Landes Bremen


 


1991


Karl-Ströher Preis, Frankfurt am Main


 


1990


Elisabeth-Schneider Preis, Freiburg im Breisgau


Solo exhibitions

2016


Andreas Slominski, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway


New Works, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


The O of the Door, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Dre-omins, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico


»A–ski«, Galerie Barbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany


 


2015


De l´Amitié, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France


 


2014


Werke aus der Sammlung Bärbel und Manfred Holtferich, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany


About Friendship, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany


Coffins, Baerbel Grasslin Gallery, Frankfurt Metro Pictures, New York, USA


 


2013


XYT, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany


Über die Freundschaft (About Friendship), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany


 


2012


Riding a Saddle Roof, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium


Ecce Homo, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Andreas Slominski, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France


Walls, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany


Sperm, Metro Pictures, New York, USA


 


2011


Sadie Coles, London, UK


X-RATED, me Collectors Room, Berlin (mit William N. Copley), Berlin, Germany


 


2010


Fallen Hochsprunganlage Berg Sportgeräte, MMK, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany


 


2009


Mandy, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Neue Arbeiten, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany


New Works, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2008


Benedictio (Aktion), Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne, Germany


Andreas Slominski/Thomas Bayrle, Dépendance, Brussels, Belgium


Sadie Coles HQ, London


 


2007


Red Sand and a Happy New Year, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands


 


2006


Roter Sand und ein gefundenes Glück, MMK, Museum moderner Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Andreas Slominski – xHByz, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA


 


2005


Andreas Slominski, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK


Andreas Slominski – moving energies #6, Aspekte der Sammlung Olbricht, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany


 


2004


Kunstpreis Aachen 2004: Andreas Slominski, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany


Andreas Slominski – The Wrong Door, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany


Andreas Slominski – The Wrong Door, The Wrong Gallery, New York, USA


Andreas Slominski - 2. April, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


 


2003


Andreas Slominski, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK


Andreas Slominski, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy


Weihnachtsdekoration für den Frühling, den Sommer und den Herbst, MMK, Museum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


 


2001


Andreas Slominski – New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokio, Japan


Andreas Slominski: DDR colection vol. 1, DRF Co. Ltd., Hiroshima-Shi, Japan


 


2000


Andread Slominski – Neue Arbeiten / New Works, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany


 


1999


Andreas Slominski, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


Andreas Slominski, Metro Pictures, New York, USA


Andreas Slominski, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1998


Andreas Slominski, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland


Andreas Slominski – Traps, Wako Works of Art, Tokio, Japan


 


1997


Traps, White Cube, London, USA


Andreas Slominski – heizen, Hamburger Kunsthalle; Galerie der Gegenwart zu Gast auf der Fleetinsel, Hamburg, Germany


Fallen, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastrich, Netherlands


 


1996


Andreas Slominski – Neue Arbeiten, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany


Andreas Slominski, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Zuspiel, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


 


1995


Wir besitzen eine Arbeit von Andreas Slominski, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Andreas Slominski – LINKS, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany


Andreas Slominski, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany


Andreas Slominski – Fallen, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


 


1993


Andreas Slominski, Museum Robert Walser, Hotel Krone, Gais, Switzerland


Fallen, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany


 


1991


Andreas Slominski, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


1989


Fallen, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany


 


1988


Andreas Slominski, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1987


Fallen, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany


Group exhibitions

2016


The Distance of A Day: New in Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


 


2015


Do it, KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany


 


2014


Claire Fontaine: Fighting Gravity, with Andreas Slominski and Philippe Thomas, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Do it EA, Crawford Campus Center Gallery, Episcopal Academy, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA


Do it Moscow, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


One Million Years - System und Symptom, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland


Do it, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


 


2013


Soli Deo Gloria, Braunschweig Festival, Bisdorf, Germany


Visionen. Atmosphären der Veränderung, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany


Do it, Stacion-Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo


Do it, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK


Do it, MU artspace, Eindhoven, Netherlands


Do it (outside), Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, USA


 


2012


15 years of the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


More Light, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Believers, KOW, Berlin, Germany


Relocated, MD72, Berlin, Germany


Bouvard and Pécuchet's Compendious Quest for Beauty, DRAF, London, UK
Aus Passion, die Sammlung Hanck, Giamuseum Hentrich im Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Atelier+Kitchen: Laboratories of the Senses, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Curators’ Series #5. Bouvard and Pecuchet’s Compendious Quest for Beauty, The Roberts Arts Foundation, London, UK


 


2011


Nils Staerk, Kopenhagen, Denmark


H x W x D, Galerie Wentrup, Berlin, Germany


Deutsch, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany


Redefine: Readymade - Das Produkt, Kunstverein Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany


Play Time - Œuvres de la collection Klosterfelde, L.A.C., Lieu d'Art Contemporaine, Sigean, France


MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Wasser Straße Schiene Luft - Mobilität am Bodensee, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany


THE LAST FIRST DECADE, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal


 


2010


Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy


“...” - Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Säen und Jäten. Volkskultur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany


GALLERY, GALERIE, GALLERIA, Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, Italy


„SHAZAM!“, Galerie Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany


 


2009


Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Defending our values- Lightbox/ The Module, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain


Cargo, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany


Group Show, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Double, MMK, Museum moderner Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany


Cargo Manifest, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany


Narcotica, presented by Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Schalter, Basel, Germany


Two Horizons. Works from the Collections of Charles Asprey & Alexander Schröder, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland


 


2008


Curiosität, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium


Pictures, Wako Works of Art, Tokio, Japan


Review, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany


Moments, MD72, Berlin, Germany


Wir nennen es Hamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany


Art Word Lovers, Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany


German Angst, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany


The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany


The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, 176/Zabludowizc Collection, London, UK


Whole lotta love, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany


Less, Haubrokshows, Berlin, Germany


Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany


The Store, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, Lithuania


Zuordnungsprobleme, Johann König, Berlin, Germany


Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK


…5 Minutes Later, KW Berlin, Berlin, Germany


 


2007


FOR SALE, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisabon, Portugal


»Curiosities Encounteres«, Grieder Contemporary, Kusnacht / Zurich, Switzerland


MARTa schweigt, MARTa, Herford, Germany


bookish relations, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany


Affinities. Neuankäufe, Sammlung Deutsche Bank / Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


1997–2007, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


John Bock, Lothar Hempel, Manfred Pernice, Andreas Slominski, Dirk Stewen, Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway


Wonderwall – Constructing the Sublime, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokio, Japan


INKY TOY AFFINITAS, Cerealart, Philadelphia, USA


 


2006


Verglückt noch mal, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany


2nd International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sevilla, Spain


Nothing Bit Pleasure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria


Geld schießt keine Tore!, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany


WRONG, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany


THE THREE CITIES: BERLIN, Berlin, Germany


Peter Mertes Stipendium 2005, Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn, Germany


Optik Schröder. Werke aus der Sammlung Schröder, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


Von Richter bis Scheibnitz, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland


Dialog Skulptur, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany


 


2005


Karlsruhe 1, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain


The Addiction, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, ein Projekt der 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany


39. Art Cologne ART NOW 2005, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany


FRAC. Movement, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


NOT A DROP BUT THE FALL, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Neue Freunde, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria


Nach Rokytnik, Die Sammlung der EVN, MUMOK, Vienna, Austia


Sammlung 2005 – Neupräsentation, Kunstsammlung im Städtehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany


BILANZ IN ZWEI AKTEN, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany


Visionäre Sammlung Vol.1, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Germany


LUNA PARK, Fantastic Art, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy


Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandtretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy


25 Jahre Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


Private / Corporate III, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany


Kunst in Schokolade, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


 


2004


15 Jahre Deichtorhallen, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg


Utopia Station - Haus der Kunst, München


FROM ABOVE - Georg Kargl, Wien


After Images – Kunst als soziales Gedächtnis - Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen


9. Triennale Kleinplastik - Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach


Braunschweig Parcours 2004 - Braunschweig Parcours


Monument to No - Deste Foundation, Athen


Element ZEIT - Krypta 182, Bergisch Gladbach


Sammlung Plum - Museum Kurhaus Kleve


Eclipse: Towards the Edge of Visible - White Cube, London


State of Play - Serpentine Gallery, London


 


2003


Adorno – zum 100. Geburtstag - Kunstverein Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Adam Carr, floating ip, Manchester, UK


Patchworking, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany


Skulpturensommer Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany


50. Biennale Venedig 2003, Biennale Venedig, Italy


Moltitudini-Solitudini, Museion Bozen, Bolzano, Italy


Spectacular I-V, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany


Drawings, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA


HOSSA, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain


 


2002


Das Museum unserer Wünsche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


Do It, ADDISON, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, USA


 


2001


Yokohama Triennale 2001, Yokohama, Japan


Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


Einräumen, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


 


2000


La Biennale de Montréal 2000, Biennal Montreal, Canada


 


1999


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1998


1. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany


Manifesta 2 Luxemburg 1998, Internaitonal Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam, Netherlands


fast forward 2 »trade marks«, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA


Wako Works of Art, Tokio, Japan


 


1997


Deutschlandbilder, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany


47. Biennale Venedig, Venedig, Italy


Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany


 


1996


Nach Weimar, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany


Zuspiel, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main


Zeitspiegel I, Städt Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
Views From Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art II, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany


Views From Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art II, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
do it, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand


 


1994


Cloaca Maxima - Museum für Stadtentwässerung, Zürich, Switzerland


Some Went Mad, Some Run Away - Serpentine Gallery, London, UK


KARAOKE (Fußball-WM), Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Backstage-Topologie zeitgenössischer Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away... , Serpentine Gallery, London, UK;


Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away... , Nordic Arts Center, Helsinki, Finland


Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away... , Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany


Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away... , Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA


1993


Backstage, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Hotel Charlton, Paris, France


Viennese Story, Seccession, Vienna, Austria


 


1992


Szenenwechsel 2, MMK, Museum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Joy & Pain, ICA, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Qui quoi ou, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France


 


1991


Centre Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France


 


1990


Berlin März 1990, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


 


1988


43. Biennale Venedig 1988, Venice, Italy


Public and private collections

Belgium


SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent


 


France


FRAC - Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque


FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier


 


Germany


Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin


Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven


Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven


Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main


Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg


Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig


Kunstraum Grässlin, St. Georgen


 


Israel


The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


 


Italy


Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo (UD)


Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples


Nomas Foundation, Rome


MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto


 


Portugal


Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão


 


Spain


CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga 


 


Switzerland


Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel


Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel


 


USA


MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art - Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY