1955, born in Philadelphia/PA, USA
1974–1976, Temple University, Philadelphia/PA, USA

lives and and works in Philadelphia/PA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Karen Kilimnik, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2012

The Brant Foundation, Greenwich/CT, USA

2011

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Psyhe, Opera National de Paris / Opera Garnier, Paris, France

2010

II Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Ordinary Madness - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg/PA, USA
The Incomplete – Paris - Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Joseph Cornell Karen Kilimnik, Sprüth Magers London, London, Great Britain (curated by Todd Levin)
Intervention: Karen Kilimnik, Upper Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
ria

2009

Festival, Karel Armitage Ballettcompany New York, Naples, Italy

2008

Heathers, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2007

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen/CO, USA
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
MOCA -Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami/FL USA
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, Great Britain
Karen Kilimnik, ICA. Institute of Contemporay Art, Philadelphia/PA, USA
Karen Kilimnik, Powel House Museum, Philadelphia/PA, USA
Serpentine Gallery, London, Great Britain
Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2006

ARC/Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2005

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
Historisches Museum Basel, Haus zum Kirschgarten, Basel, Switzerland

2004

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Hayden-Zimmer, Salzburg, Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2003

Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2002

Fairy Battle, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2001

Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2000

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, Great Britain
Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
South London Gallery, London, Great Britain
Kunstverein Wolfsburg e.V., Wolfsburg, Germany
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor/NY, USA

1999

Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

1998

H & R Projects, Brussels, Belgium
Selected Drawings. Installation. New Paintings, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, Great Britain
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

1997

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Karen Kilimnik. Drawings, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

1996

Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1995

Witchcraft the craft, 303 Gallery‚ New York/NY, USA
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA
Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria
Ynglingatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden

1994

White Cube, London, Great Britain
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisboa, Portugal

1993

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, Switzerland
Studio Lapeyre, Milan, Italy

1992

Escape in Time, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia/PA, USA
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna, Austria

1991

303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA


Group Exhibitions

2012

The Old, The New, The Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Decorative Art Museum of Paris, Paris, France

2011

The Deer., Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Black Swan - An exhibition inspired by the film, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA

2010

The Incomplete – Paris – Artists from the Neumann Family Collection, Galerie Jean-Luc+Takako Richard, Paris, France
In the Company of Alice, Victoria Miro, London, Great Britain
Fritto Misto, Galerie Tanja Pol, Munich, Germany
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
Fine Line, Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria
Picture Industry (goodbye to all that), organized by Walead Beshty, Regen Projects & Regen Projects II, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh/PA, USA

2009

We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France

2008

Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim – Berlin, Berlin, Germany
We are Stardust, We are Golden, Johnen + Schöttle, Johnen + Schöttle Since 1984, Cologne, Germany
Order Desire Light: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Mysteries: Magic and Deception in Contemporary Art, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco/CA, USA
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Art 39 Basel, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Pop! goes the wease, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Musée d´art contemporain, Présence Panchounette, Bordeaux, France
Implant, UBS Art Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Faces and Figures (Revisited), Mac Jancou Contemporary, New York/NY, USA
Menagerie: Animals & Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2007

The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York/NY, USA
Old School, Hauser and Wirth Colnaghi, London, Great Britain
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Ugo Rondinone)
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Brave New Year, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2006

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro/NC, USA
All the Best – The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
A Broken Arm, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Sweets & Beauties, Fredericks & Freiser, New York/NY, USA
The Subversive Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Face to Face. Künstlerselbstporträts, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Münster, Germany
Defamation of Character, PS1, New York/NY, USA

2005

Goetz meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Chambres à Part, Hotel Sezz, Paris, France
Drawing from the Modern. 1975–2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Ideal Worlds. New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Schönheit der Malerei, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2004

I Was in the House When the House Burned Down, Fredericks & Freiser, New York/NY, USA
Now Is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Dean Valentine)
American Idyll, Greene Naftali, New York/NY, USA
The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia/PA, USA
9 Mütter XX04, The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia/PA, USA
Paper, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, Great Britain
Beauty Matter, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York/NY, USA

2003

The 20th Anniversary Show, Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
Girls Don’t Cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Hiromi Kitazawa)
Within Hours We Would Be in the Middle of Nowhere, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Shadow and Light, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Salzburg, Austria
Game Over, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
SAM Collects: Contemporary-ArtProject, Seattle Art Museum, Washington/DC, USA
Never Mind Your Step, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

2002

Painted Faces: Cassatt, Neel, Kilimnik, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia/PA, USA (curated by Lisa Melandri)
Officina America, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Reflexions, Galerie Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London, Great Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great Britain
Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion since 1970, Barbican Gallery, London, Great Britain
Just Love Me. Post/Feminist Positions of the Nineties, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany (travelled to Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany; Kunstmuseum Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)
Go Figure, Luxe Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Michael Steinberg and Stefan Stoyanov)
Facing Reality: The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism, Neuberger Museum of Art. Purchase College, Purchase/NY

2001

The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Conceptual Realism, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia/PA, USA
Works on Paper. From Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Great Britain
Collaboration With Parkett: 1984 to NOW, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA

2000

Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper of the 1990's from the Manilow Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA (curated by Staci Boris)
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Emily Tsiongou Gallery, London, Great Britain
Calendar 2000, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson/ NY, USA (curated by Eileen Cohen and Amada Cruz)
Presumed Innocent, CapcMusée d’ art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

1999

Cosmogram. Mary Heilmann, Cannon Hudson, Karen Kilimnik, Amy Sillman, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Heaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Accelerator, Arnolfini, Bristol, Great Britain
Lè grând Praemière Opéning Shöw, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fame After Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Draw, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, Great Britain
Horseplay, Real Art Ways, Hartford/CT, USA
Panel Discussion, Real Art Ways, Hartford/CT, USA
Galerie Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1998

Auf der Spur – Kunst der 90er Jahre im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Deep Storage. Arsenale der Erinnerung, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf im Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deep Storage. Arsenale der Erinnerung, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle/WA, USA
Kritische Elegantie, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Gent, Belgium
I shop therefore I am, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Roommates, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Corinne Groot, Rob van de Ven)
Super Freaks, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France (curated by Joshua Decter)
Tip of the Iceberg, Dorfman Projects /Art Resources Transfer, New York/NY, USA
Presumed Innocence, Anderson Gallery/Contemporary Arts Center, Richmond/VI (curated by Jean Crutchfield)
¿En qué estás pensando?, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
The Sound of One Hand, Apex Art C.P., New York/NY, USA (curated by Collier Schorr)
Drawings, James Graham & Sons, New York/NY, USA
Hungry Ghosts, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Minis, Midis & Maxis, Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künstler Voralbergs/Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
Surfing the Surface, dfn gallery, New York/NY, USA
The Next Word, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase/NY, USA (curated by Johanna Drucke)
Accelerator, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, Great Britain
Accelerator, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, Great Britain

1997

DISPLAY, Charlottenborg Exhibitionhall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deep Storage. Arsenale der Erinnerung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Deep Storage. Arsenale der Erinnerung, Nationalgalerie SMPK, Sonderausstellungshalle am Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany
Belladonna, ICA, London, Great Britain (curated by Emma Dexter and Kate Bush)
été 97, Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
504, Zentrum für Kunst, Medien und Design, Braunschweig, Germany
Karen Kilimnik, Nicole Eisenman, Raymond Pettibon, Galerie Rüdiger Schottle, Munich, Germany
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro/NC, USA (curated by Amy Cappellazzo)
Landscape U.S.A., Bronwyn Keenan, New York/NY, USA

1996

Karen Kilimnik and Yoshitomo Nara, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
a/drift: Scenes From the Penetrable Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson/ NY, USA (curated by Joshua Dector)
Nirvana: Capitalism and the Consumed Image, CoCA - Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle/WA, USA
Macht der Verführung – Schönheit und Geheimnis in der aktuellen Kunst, Interims Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (curated by Klara Wallner)
Slight, Norwich School of Art and Design/Norwich Gallery, Norwich, Great Britain
Ideal Standard Life, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Baby Generation, Parco Center, Tokyo. Japan
Push-Ups, The Factory, Athens Fine Art School, Athens, Greece
Currents in Contemporary Art, Christie’s East, New York/NY, USA

1995

Autour de Roger Vivier, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France
Saturday Night Fever, Tom Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles/CA, USA (curated by Michael Cohen, Catherine Liu)

1994

Snow Job, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Portraits, Janice Guy, New York/NY, USA
Carmago Villaqua, Sao Paulo, Brasil
6ième Semaine Internationale de Vidéo, Geneva, Switzerland
Desire, Charles Cowels Gallery/DIFFA/Visionaire, New York/NY, USA
Face-Off, The Portrait in Recent Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg/PA, USA
Hellraiser, Comune di Monte Carasso, Monte Carasso, Switzerland
Audience 0.01, Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy (curated by Helena Kontova)
Reflex, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria (curated by Martin Prinzhorn)

1993

Eau de Cologne 1983–93, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Le principe de réalité, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Stoned, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica/CA, USA (curated by Veralyn Behenna, Rick Pirro)
Informationsdienst, Art Acker, Berlin, Germany
Travelogue – Reisetagebuch, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria (curated by Jackie McCallister)
Spielhölle, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (curated by Kaspar König, Robert Fleck)
Spielhölle, Galerie Sylvia Lorenz, Paris, France (curated by Kaspar König, Robert Fleck)
Privacy, Documentario, Milan, Italy (curated by Gianni Romano)
Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA (curated by John Armleder)
Ueber Leben, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Restaurant, La bocca, Paris, France (curated by Marc Jancou)
The Art of Language, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Art of Language, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (curated by Corinne Groot)

1992

Spielhölle, Akademie der Künste und Wissenschaften, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (curated by Kaspar König, Robert Fleck)
Under 30, Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria
Through the Viewfinder, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Translations, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (curated by Kim Levin)
LifeSize, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Post-Human, FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland (curated by Jeffrey Deitch)
Post-Human, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy (curated by Jeffrey Deitch)
Post-Human, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (curated by Jeffrey Deitch)
Post-Human, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (curated by Jeffrey Deitch)
Tatoo Collection, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Molteplici Culture, Rome, Italy (curated by Liam Gillick)
True Stories, ICA, London, Great Britain
The Real Thing, New York/NY, USA
Are you a boy, or are you a girl?, Real Artways, Hartford/CT, USA (curated by Cary S. Leibowitz)
Video project – 12 weeks, 12 artists, Dooley le Cappelaine, New York/NY, USA
New Work by Gallery Artists, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Karen Kilimnik, Raymond Pettibon & Allen Ruppersberg, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Works on Paper, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York/NY, USA
The Store, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA

1991

Gulliver’s travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Home for June, Contemporary Theatre & Art, New York/NY, USA
No Man’s Time, Villa Arson, Nice, France
When objects dream and talk in their sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Karen Kilimnik, Liz Larner, Collier Schorr, Anne Walsh, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica/CA, USA
Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glens Fall/NY, USA (curated by Dan Cameron)
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago/IL, USA (curated by Kathryn Hixon)
Plastic Fantastic Lover (Object A), Blum Helman Warehouse, New York/NY, USA (curated by Catherine Liu)
John Armleder stand, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Residue Politics, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside/PA, USA
Xmas Show, Air de Paris, Nice, France

1990

Karen Kilimnik, Sue Williams, Gavin Brown, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Stuttering, Stux Gallery, New York/NY, USA (curated by Vic Muniz)

1989

Work in Progress? Work?, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York/NY, USA
American Fine Arts Co., New York/NY, USA
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1988

Cable Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1986

Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia/PA, USA