Selected works by Gregor Schneider

Gregor Schneider
Man With Cock



21 x 186 x 70

Best known for his architectural manipulations, Gregor Schneider subverts reality to expose an unease with the ordinary. Transforming houses into doppelganger replicas of themselves and transporting entire rooms and buildings from site to site, Schneider revamps domestic interiors, creating a creepy sense of the uncanny in their mundane detail, turning everyday experience into horror. Man Cock encapsulates this sense of banal terror. His figure, half stuffed into a bin liner, lays discarded in the gallery as a gruesome discovery: a murdered corpse or auto-erotic asphixiant. The sculpture is chilling in its prosaicness, its gruesome subject reduced to mere objecthood The most disturbing aspect of Man Cock is the psychological implications: head shrouded in black plastic and trousers bulging, Schneider alludes to an unconscious realm where perversion and death is the ultimate seduction.

Gregor Schneider's Biography

Gregor Schneider - Biography and Exhibitions

Gregor Schneider

Gregor Schneider 's Biography and Exhibitions

1969
Born in Rheydt, Germany

Lives and works in Rheydt


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2006
Luis Campaña Gallery, Cologne

2005
Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves, Porto

2004
Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Artangel, London
Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst und Musik, Köln
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Okayama

2003
Gregor Schneider. Hannelore Reuen, HamburgerKunsthalle
My Private # 1, via Pasteur 21, Milano
Action button, Nationalgalerie Hamburg Bahnhof, Museum for Gegenwart-Berlin
Totes Haus u r, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, California
Aspen Art Museum

2002
Haus u r, Stiftung DKM (Art and Culture Stiftung Duisburg), Duisburg
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Lost Past 2002-1914, Leper, Belgien
3. Umbau/Schrägspur, video installation from the collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle
Fotografie und Skulptur, Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Siegen
Gallery Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Self-Portraits & Portraits, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Sofia Underground Festival of Performance and Street Events, Bulgaria
Performing Buildings, Moderna Museet, Swedish National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Stockholm
Deste Foundation, Centrefor Contemporary Art

2001
Totes Haus u r, Deutscher Pavillon, 49. Biennale von Venedig
F., Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
ArchiLab, Fine Arts Museum, New Orleans, USA
N Schmidt, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven

2000
Löcher, Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Hannelore Reuen Alte Hausschlampe, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw
Keller, Wiener Sezession
Alte Hausschlampe, Gartenlaube, Museum Haus Esters
Death House u r, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
German Photoworks, WakoWorks of Art, Tokyo

1999
Focused, Galerie Tanit, München
Death House 1985-1999 Cellar, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milano
Who, if not we, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Videodrome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Private Werte, Künstlerwerkstatt, Lothringer Str. 13, München
Totes Haus, Rheydt, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven
schlafen, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven
The invisible city, Marret Centrum Beeldende Art, Maastrict

1998
Puff, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
La maison morte u r 1985-1998, Musee d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
haus u r, Rheydt, Aarhus Kunst Museum, Dänemark
Gallery Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Performing Buildings, Tate Gallery, London
The Confined Room, De Waag, Amsterdam
Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht

1997
Hannelore Reuen alte Hausschlampe, Rheydt 1992, Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
schlafen, Rheydt 1992, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Totes Haus u r 1985-97, Rheydt, Portikus, Kunsthalle Frankfurt a.M.
Gallery Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
A place (to be), Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Puff (aus Berlin), Gallery Sadie Coles HQ, London
tote Jungfrauen, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw

1996
Kunsthalle Bern
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

1988
Fotos und Videos 1985-1995, Galerie Luis Campana, Köln

1995
Fotos und Videos 1985-1995, Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Construction of the completely insulated guest room, Rheydt

1994
Galerie Andreas Weiss, Berlin
Three Works, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

1993
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1992
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

1990-91
Construction of an unknown work in the disappearing village of Garzweiler

1989-91
Construction of the completely insulated, dead rooms, Giesenkirchen

1985
Pupertäre Verstimmung, Galerie Kontrast, Mönchengladbach
Construction of the House u r, Rheydt


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2005
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.Main
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fundación Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain

2003
Home Sweet Home, Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Modellierte Wirklichkeiten, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz
Das lebendige Museum, MMK Museum for moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.Main
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea

2002
No Return, Sammlung Haubrok, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Andere Räume, Kunstverein in Hamburg
Triennale der Photographie, Kunsthaus Hamburg
K 21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Paper Art 8. International Biennale the paper art, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren
Unheim, Capricci und Anarchitekturen, Stadthaus Ulm
Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften, MMK Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Come in, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Moskau, Kiew
Cardinales, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain

2001
Blick nach vorn, SammlungLangen, Hombroich
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Ein gut plazierter Helm ist ein beruhigender Blick, Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent
Birnen, Bohnen & Speck, Shanghai Art Museum
Tirana Biennale 1, Albanien

2000
Belvedere, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds
Two Turns of the Century, Göteborg Konstmuseum and Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Missing memory and desire, Kunstmuseum Luzern
Wonderland, The Saint Louis Art Museum, USA
From Kurt Schwitters until now , EXPO 2000, Sprengelmuseum Hannover Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Haus der Kunst München
ein/räumen, Hamburger Kunsthalle
Apocalypse, Royal Academy of Art, London
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Kunstakademie Dresden, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

1999
Anarchitecture, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam
Kunst c/o Mönchengladbach, Museum Schloß Rheydt
The Space here is everywhere, Villa Merkel, Esslingen
53. Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvenia, USA
German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Am Horizont, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Zeitenwenden, Art Museum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Ludwig, Wien
German Art today, Art Athina, Contemporary Art Fair

1998
Perfect usual, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kunsthalle Gera

1997
Niemandsland, Museum Haus Lange/ Esters, Krefeld

1996
Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Peter Mertes Stipendium, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

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