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biography of Hermann NITSCH (1938)

Personal data


Birth : 08/29/1938 - Vienna, Austria
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Austria

Representatives

Nitsch Foundation
Hegezgasse 5 – 1010 Vienna, Austria
Office@nitsch-foundation.com
+43 1 513 55 30

Marc Straus Gallery – New York NY, United States


Education

1953 – 1958 : Graphische Lehr- Versuchsanstalt (Diploma) – Vienna, Austria


Hermann NITSCH  [ 1938 ]

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Painting
Print-Multiple :
Photography :
Drawing-Watercolor :
Performing Art : Performance

Movements and styles

Viennese Actionism

Works

Schüttbild (action painting)
Date of creation : 2012
Medium : Acrylic/jute
Size : 130 x 130 cm
Schüttbild (action painting)
 
Schüttbild (action painting)
Date of creation : 2009
Medium : Acrylic/jute
Size : 200 x 300 cm
Schüttbild (action painting)
 
Colour Scale
Date of creation : 2005
Medium : Oil chalks/paper
Technical data : crayons
Size : 84 x 163 cm
Colour Scale
 
Schüttbild (action painting)
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Oil/jute
Size : 200 x 300 cm
Schüttbild (action painting)
 
Last Supper
Date of creation : 1983
Medium : Silkscreen/canvas
Size : 158 x 390 cm
Last Supper
 
Grosses Schüttbild
Date of creation : 1983
Medium : Painting
 
Aktionsrelikt
Date of creation : 1974
Medium : Painting
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2017

Hermann Nitsch – MARC STRAUS Gallery, New York NY, United States
La Crudeltá nell’Arte. L’opera totale die Herman Nitsch“, Agllerie FaroArte, Marina di Ravenna, Italy
Hermann Nitsch. Unter den Bergen – Kunsthalle Arlberg 1800, Innsbruck, Austria
Hermann Nitsch and His Artistic Pilgrimage – UM MUSEUM, Bongdam Hwaseong, Corée
Hermann Nitsch – O.M.T. Colore dal Rito – Museum CIAC, Foligno, Italy
Hermann Nitsch. Das druckgrafische Werk – Nitsch museum, Mistelbach, Autriche
Hermann Nitsch – Celebrating Life – IAGA Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Hermann Nitsch – das druckgrafische Werk – Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Autriche

2016

Feast of Existence. Hermann Nitsch and the Theatre – Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Hermann Nitsch e il teatro – AMO Museum, Verona VR, Italy
Paintings, Drawings, Print – Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Utopia. The architecture of the o.m.theater – Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Arena – Opere dall’Opera – Museo Nitsch, Naples NA, Italy
Rituals – nitsch museum, Mistelbach, Autriche
Hermann Nitsch – Art de Temple, Aschaffenburg, Allemagne
12 works on paper – Galerie Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Hermann Nitsch – Galerie 422, Gmunden, Autriche

2015

Hermann Nitsch – MARC STRAUS Gallery, New York NY, United States
Hermann Nitsch. Passion – Resurrection – Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch – Leviticus – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York NY, United States
Hermann Nitsch: The Orgies Mysteries Theatre – ZAC, Palermo, Italy
ExistenzFest. Hermann Nitsch und das Theater – Theatermuseum, Vienna, Austria
posters from 5 decades – Rumstipumsti, Berlin, Germany, Germany

2014

Actionpainting Galerie Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Arena – the work out of the work nitsch museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Malaktionismus – Exzess und Sinnlichkeit Museo Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch. Carne e Luce Fondazione Ducci, Rome, Italy
Hermann Nitsch and the Orgies Mysteries Theatre Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Hermann Nitsch CIA Gallery, Hong Kong, China
NY | NF” Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2013

Sinne und Sein – Retrospective nitsch museum, Mistelbach, Austria
World Metamorphosis Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Performance Photography – 1960 to 1979 Nitsch foundation, Vienna, Austria

2012

Levitikus Kunstkulturkirche, Frankfurt, Germany
Hermann Nitsch Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria, Austria
Hermann Nitsch. Personale Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Hermann Nitsch Galerie 422 Margund Lössl, Gmunden, Austria
Hermann Nitsch. Aus dem Gesamtkunstwerk Galerie Walker, Schloss Ebenau, Austria
In vivo Hermann Nitsch Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Riechen Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hören Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2011

Blood Lines MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, USA
Hermann Nitsch. 60th painting action Mike Weiss Gallery, New York NY, United States
The Pharmacy Leo Koenig inc., New York NY, United States
Das frühe Werk – die Essenz der Duerckheim Collection Hermann Nitsch Museum,
Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch Galerie Thomas Modern, Vienna, Austria, Germany
Hermann Nitsch. Strukturen Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Sehen Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Tasten Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch: das sein Gallery Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz, Austria

2010

Works from the 130. action Museo Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Schmecken Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
masterpieces from the Duerckheim Collection – Hermann Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch Stella Art Foundation, Moskow, Russia
Hermann Nitsch – Dessin comme architecture de l`Orgien Mysterien Theater Musée d`Art Moderne, St. Etienne
Resurrection – Dionysus or Christ?” Kunst im Karner, Lower Austria, Austria
Exhibition and presentation of the book Levitikus Har-El Printers and Publisher, Jaffa, Israel

2009

Galerie 422, Gmunden
Galerie am Stein, Schärding
Galerie Gölles, Fürstenfeld
Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Kavernen, Salzburg, Austria
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Forum Alpbach
GAM, Turin
Sant`Agostino, Galleria d`Arte e Casa d`Aste, Turin
Box Art, Galleria d`Arte, Verona
Officina d’Arte, Rome
Dirimart, Istanbul
Tasten Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2008

Galerie Lelong, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach
Fondazione Morra, Naples
Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo
Galerie Weihergut, Salzburg, Austria

2007

Galerie Hilger, Vienna, Austria
Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, St. Pölten
Galerie Maringer, St. Pölten; Galerie am Stein, Schärding
Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent
Fondazione Morra, Naples
Marina di Ravenna, exhibition hall, Park Hotel, Ravenna
Galerie Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Box Art, Galleria d`Arte, Verona
Galerie Beaumontpublic, Paris
Galerie Jünger, Baden
Galleria de Foscherari, Bologna

2006

Galerie Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Galerie White Space, Peking
Galerie 422, Gmunden
Galerie Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo
Mike Weiss Gallery, New York
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Weihergut, Salzburg, Austria
Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce

2005

NÖ Dokumentationszentrum für Moderne Kunst, St. Pölten
Saatchi Gallery, London
Neue Galerie, Graz
Galerie König, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Jünger, Baden
Station Museum of Contemporary Art Houston, Texas
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia

2004

Mike Weiss Gallery, New York
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Brucknerhaus, Linz
Haus der Musik, Vienna, Austria
Galerie am Stein, Schärding
Graphische Sammlung im Städelmuseum, Frankfurt;

2003

Haus der Musik, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Gerersdorfer, Vienna, Austria
Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg;

2002

Fondazione Morra, Naples
Kulturhaus, Bruck an der Mur
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Galerie 422, Gmunden

2001

Österreichische Galerie, Oberes Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2000

L’ultima cena“, Palazzo Steline, Milan MI, Italy
Galerie Thota – Bratislava, Slovakia

Galerie Heike Curtze – Vienna, Austria

1999

Galerie Zulauf – Freinsheim, Germany
Exhibition of the relics of the 6-day-play: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig,
Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Kiscelli Museum, Budapest
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn, Germany

1997

Retrospektive, Konsthallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Musée d’Art et d’Historie, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1996

Retrospektive, Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1995

Retrospective
Kunstlerhaus – Vienna, Austria

1994

Raiffeisenhalle, Frankfurt

1993

Expo, Sevilla; David Nolan Gallery, New York.

1992

Galerie Mazzotta, Milan
Galleria Civica d`Arte Contemporanea, Trient, Fox Fine Art Center, El Paso

1990

Rupertinum, Salzburg
Nationalgalerie, Prague
Kunsthalle, Krems

1989

Luhring, Augustine & Hodes, New York

1988

Retrospective, Lenbachhaus, Vienna, Austria
Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria

1987

Villa Pignatelli, Naples
Wiener Secession – Vereinigung bildender Künstler – Vienna, Austria
02/18/1987 – 03/22/1987

1984

Galerie Franz Paludetto, Turin

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2003

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Forum Berlin, n° 8
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/01/2003 – 10/05/2003
Represented by : Texte zur Kunst – Berlin, Germany

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n°15
Frankfurt, Germany
04/27/2003 – 05/01/2003
Represented by : Texte zur Kunst – Berlin, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Galerie Kunst & Handel – Einspinnergasse 2 – Graz, Austria

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Fortlaan 17 – Fortlaan 17 – Ghent, Belgium

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 14
Frankfurt, Germany
05/26/2002 – 05/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Toronto 2001 – TIAF Toronto International Art Fair
MTCC Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto ON, Canada
10/11/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Art Trend Fine Arts, Inc – Glacisstrasse 49 – Graz, Austria

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 13
Frankfurt, Germany
04/28/2001 – 05/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Paal – Tattenbachstr. 6 – Munich, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Kontraste – Via del Marzocco 38 – Pietrasanta LU, Italy

Art Innsbruck, n° 5
Innsbruck, Austria
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

AIPAD Photography Show
New York NY, United States
02/16/2001 – 02/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Johannes Faber – Brahmsplatz 7 – Vienna, Austria

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Walter Bischoff Galerie – Schreiberstr. 22 – Stuttgart, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Galerie Frank Hänel – Kranzplatz 12 – Wiesbaden, Germany

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Charpa – Tapineria n° 11 – Valencia, Spain

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Galerie Heike Curtze – Seilerstätte 15/16 – Vienna, Austria


Group exhibitions

2017

“Reinheit und Ritual – Hans Karl Kandel and Hermann Nitsch” Galerie Fürth, Fürth, Germany
“Psycho Drawing” LENTOS, Linz, Austria
Dallas Biennal 2017 The Box Company, Dallas, Texas, USA

2016

“crocifissi – kreuzigungen, francis bacon – hermann nitsch – concetto pozzati” Palazzo Montanari, Bologna, Italy
“body, psyche und taboo” Mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria
“closed universe? new forms of vienna actionism in contemporary art?” Gallery Martinetz, Colone, Switzerland
“Synästhesieraum” permanent exhibition, Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf, Austria

2015

“Sleepless – the bed in history and contemporary art” 21er Haus – Museum for Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
“Vienna for Art’s Sake” Belvedere / Winterpalais, Vienna, Austria
“My body is the event – vienna actionism and international performance” Mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

2014

Biennale di disegno, Rimini, Italy
„Im Dialog: Wiener Aktionismus“ Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
„Made in Austria“ Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
“Viennese Actionism” Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA

2013

“Flesh and blood” Museum on the Seam, Israel
“Personal structures” Palazzo Bembo, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy
“La perversión de lo clásico: anarquía de los relatos” Museo Archeologico, Cuban Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy
„Wagner200“ K. K. Post- und Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
“Nitsch & Attersee. Duetto per Napoli” Castel del`Ovo, Naples, Italy
“Faces. past and present” Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
“Ernesto Balducci and the ‘mass of the artists’ “ Fondazione Ernesto Balducci, Palazzo Medici Ricardi, Florence, Italy
ABC Berlin Contemporary Art Fair, Studio Morra / Alnitak Art Agency, Berlin, Germany

2012

“Explosion! Painting as action” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock” Fondació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
“Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk” 21er Haus – Museum for Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
„a bigger splash: painting after performance art“ Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

2011

“Eroi” Galleria d`Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
“Personal structures” 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
“Obsession and Intimacy: The body in contemporary austrian drawings – from Alfred
Kubin to Birgit Jürgenssen” B&M Theocharakis Foundation, Athens, Greece
„L’insoutenable légèreté de l’etre“ Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, USA
“Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960” MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society” Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Russia

2010

Art Austria Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna
“Direct Art – Viennise Aktionism in the international Conext“ Mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

2008

Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent
Triennale, Yokohama, Parma
Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2006

Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg

2005

arte contemporaneo austriaco y pintura de la posguerra“, Mexico City

2002

Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Sciences, Religion and Art
ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany
05/04/2002 – 08/04/2002

A short history of performance
Whitechapel Art Gallery – London, United Kingdom
04/16/2002 – 04/20/2002

1999

Lost paradise lost, Stephansstift, Hannover, Germany

1998

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979
MOCA at California Plaza – Los Angeles CA, United States
1998

1994

Hors-limites
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
11/1994 – 01/1995

1990

Gegenwart-Ewigkeit, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

1988

From the Southern Cross : A view of World Art – Biennale of Sydney n°7
Sydney NSW, Australia
05/18/1988 – 07/03/1988

1983

„Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk“ Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1982

Documenta 7
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie, Orangerie, Auepark – Kassel, Germany
06/19/1982 – 09/28/1982

1972

Documenta 5 – Befragung der Realität-Bildwelten heute
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie – Kassel, Germany
06/30/1972 – 10/08/1972

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2015

Hermann Nitsch – The Gesamtkunstwerk of the Orgien Mysterien Theater
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
ISBN 978-3-86335-703-0

The monograph „Hermann Nitsch – The Gesamtkunstwerk of the Orgien Mysterien Theater“ is the first reference book on all the disciplines of Hermann Nitsch`s Gesamtkunstwerk. It was developed in close collaboration with the artist and his studio since 2012. The 968 pages strong book will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.

1996

Austrian Painting 1945-1995 – The Essl Collection
Publisher: Prestel Verlag – Mandlstraße 26 – Munich, Germany
1996
ISBN : 3791316672

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