Selected works by Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken


glass, lacquer, plastics, metal, wood, photograph

227 x 165 x 55 cm

Isa Genzken’s totemic sculptures, colourful mirrored panels and lacquered paintings articulate the artist’s mysterious method. Harvesting, fusing and re-constructing references from myriad sources, she takes an anything-goes approach to the materials she uses to convey multiple meanings in unexpected ways.


Isa Genzken
Mutter Mit Kind


plastic, fabric, mirror foil, wood, metal, lacquer

194 x 60 x 100 cm
Her practice is mostly three-dimensional but it also embraces photography, video, film and collage, the latter finding its way into her sculptures as well as wall-based works, as part of her investigation of the way we create and read images and objects.
Isa Genzken


plastic, wood, lacquer, mirror foil, glass

260 x 115 x 130 cm
The column for Isa Genzken is a recurring motif: its linear purity becomes a critical field on which she explores the relations between art, architecture, design, and social experience. In her most recent work, Genzken augments her usually svelte and sophisticated formalism to create assemblages of maximum overload. Bouquet explodes as unwieldy still-life: its plinth base defiled with spray paint, adorned with garlands, topped with a menagerie of cowboys and Indians warring under an ornamental flower arrangement. Posed as a beautiful and grotesque requiem, Genzken’s sculpture references a shattered utopia, framing modernist architectural form as monument of hope and mourning.
Isa Genzken
Kinder Filmen I


Mirror, metal, adhesive tape, magazine and book pages, stamps acrylic, lacquer, spray paint.

280 x 100 cm each panel (Wall Installation of Four Parts)
In Kinder Filmen (2005) mirrored panels, covered in a chaotic collage of adhesive tape, magazine and book pages, lacquer and spray paint, create an illusion of space, drawing attention to the power of art to subvert our preconceptions. They are suggestive of architectural façades and the information overload of urban experience.
Isa Genzken


lacquer on canvas

206 x 185 cm
Genzken’s MLR painting series (1992), which the artist has said references the work of the nineteenth-century artist Hilda of Klimt, depicts gymnast’s rings frozen moments after their release in mid-air. The images invite the viewer to ponder the symbolic, allegorical act of letting go.
Isa Genzken


lacquer on canvas

126 x 91.5cm
The oversized fake leaves and giant wine glass dominate Urlaub (2004), inviting a surrealist-tinged, free-associative interpretation. Bouquet (2004) is a comically uptight version of a beautiful, excessive still life as well as a memorial to modernist form. The combine plinth of Mutter Mit Kind (2004) creates an almost sacred altar-like space, bringing together religious and minimalist symbols. Geschwister and Untitled (both 2004) juxtapose found objects into, respectively, a recognisable shape and a non-utilitarian re-purposing to provoke questions around given material meaning. Built around traditional notions of narrative and form, these works suggest a crudeness and frailty behind what has been human-made.
Isa Genzken


lacquer on MDF

120 x 80 cm
Isa Genzken


Wheelchair, hologram foil, belts, fabric, color print, mirror foil, 2 ceramic bowls, clips, lacquer

88.9 x 63.5 x 105.4 cm
It is for these kinds of assemblages exploring the tension between open and precise meaning that Genzken is best known. As she says, ‘There is nothing worse in art than, “you see it and you know it”… That’s a certainty I don’t like.’
Isa Genzken


Plastic, lacquer, mirror foil, glass, metal, wood, fabric

220 x 60 x 100 cm

Isa Genzken's Biography

Born in 1948, Bad Oldesloe
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Düsseldorf Art Academy

Studied Art History and Philosophy at the University of Cologne

Berlin University of Fine Arts

Hamburg College of Fine Arts


Hauser & Wirth London, England
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Hallelujah, Zurich, Switzerland
Schinkel Pavillon, Hallelujah, Berlin, Germany
New Museum, Isa Genzken: Rose II, New York NY

Isa Genzken, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Museion Bozen, Bozen, Italy

Isa Genzken. Wind, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, , Berlin, Germany
Isa Genzken: Open Sesame, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Sesam, öffne Dich!, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

Ground Zero, Hauser & Wirth, London, England
Ground Zero (2) , Between Bridges, London, England
Isa Genzken: New Work, Malmö Konsthall, New York, NY

Isa Genzken – Wir sind hier in Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
LII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Isa Genzken: New Work, David Zwirner, New York NY

Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Sport, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

Isa Genzken. Der Spiegel 1989 – 1991, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England
David Zwirner, New York NY
Isa Genzken. Kinder Filmen, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Wasserspeier and Angels, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
International Art Prize, Cultural Donation of SSK Munich, Munich, Germany

Isa Genzken, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland [catalogue]
Empire Vampire Teil II, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY

Haare wachsen, wie sie wollen, Skulpturenprojekt Galerie Meerrettich (Josef Strau), Berlin, Germany
Museum Abeiberg Mönchengladbach [catalogue]
Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Magnani, London, UK
Science Fiction/Heir und jetzt zufrieden sein, AC-Saal (with Wolfgang Tillmans),
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany [catalogue]

Isa Genzken: Sie sind mein Glück, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V., Braunschweig, Germany [catalogue]
Urlaub, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany [catalogue]
Fuck the Bauhaus / New Buildings for New York, AC Project Room, New York, NY

Leibe als Wesen, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Germany

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
INIT-Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (with Caroline van Damme) [catalogue]

Robert Prime, London, UK

Met Life, EA-Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria [catalogue]
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany [catalogue]
Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium [catalogue]
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany [catalogue]

Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL [catalogue]
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany [catalogue]
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Fred Jahn, Stuttgart, Germany

Galerie Varisella, Frankfurt am Main; Berliner Pavilion
Galerie Meert-Rhioux, Brussels, Belgium
Galleria Pieroni, Rom
Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich, Germany [catalogue]

Kunstmuseum Winterthur [catalogue]
Museum Boymans – van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands [catalogue]
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Jack Shainman, New York, NY

Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany [catalogue]

Galerie Harald Behm, Hamburg, Germany
MUSIX, Weltempfänger, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Pieroni, Rome, Italy [catalogue]

Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany [catalogue]
Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece

Galerie Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galleria Pieroni, Rome, Italy [catalogue]

Cologneischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Fotografien, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium, Institut
Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany [catalogue]

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany

Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany


MUMOK Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Reflecting Fashion: Art and Fashion since Modernism, Vienna, Austria
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Chicago IL
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, The Collection. German art from Kiefer to Henning, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Ludwig, One wish is always left unfulfilled. Kasper König takes stock, Cologne, Germany
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Architektonika 2, Berlin, Germany
Timmerfabriek, Marres Projects, Out of Storage. Provisiore & Definitiv, Maastricht, Netherlends
Saatchi Gallery, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, London, England
Hamburger Bahnhof. Museum für Gegenwart, Architektonia, Berlin, Germany

MUMOK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Museum der Wünsche, Vienna, Austria
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, MMK 1991 – 2011. 20 Years of Presence, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
De Timmerfabriek, Out of Storage, Maastricht, Netherlands
Park Oude and Museum de Pont, Lustwarande 2011: Blemisches, Tilburg, The Netherlands

elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France
Auswertung der Flugdaten: Kunst der 80er. Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive, K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf, Germany
Luc Tuymans: A vision of Central Europe, Arentshuis and Stadshallen, Brugge Centraal, Bruges, Belgium
FRESH HELL – Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Compass in hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Utopie und Monument II. Steirischer Herbst 2010, Ausstellungspavillon: Tummelplatz, Graz, Austria
Groeningemuseum, Bruges Central, ‘Luc Tuymans: A Vision of Central Europa’, Bruges, Belgium
Die Bilder tun was mit mir…, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Modernologies, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
Wrong, KIT Kunst im TunnelDusseldorf, Germany
Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar, 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Die Kunst ist super! , Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, Germany
DIE MODERNE ALS RUINE. Eine Archäologie der Gegenwart , Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Morality Act II “From Love to Legal , Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Strike a pose , Stefan Friedmann Gallery, London, England
Bijoux de famille, Chantal Crousel Paris, France
Modernologies, MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Art of the Two Germanys During the Cold War, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Art of the Two Germanys During the Cold War, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Art of the Two Germanys During the Cold War, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne , Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Two Horizons: Works from the Collections of Charles Asprey and Alexander Schröder, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Oranges and Sardines, Hammer Museum UCLALos Angeles CA
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix , Life, St. Nazaire, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix , MUSEION – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
Wack!: Art and the Feminist Revolution , P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY
Kavalierstart 1978-1982 , Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art , Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
Painting Now and Forever, Part II, Matthew Marks Gallery/Green Naftali Gallery, New York NY
Carte Blanche III: “Gedichte der Fakten” – Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Arend und Brigitte Oetker, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

Accessories , Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Netherlands
Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Déjà-Vu , Dunkerque, France
A Point in Space is a Place for an Argument , David Zwirner, New York NY
Perspektive 07, Lenbachhaus, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich, Germany
Deep Comedy, The Ballroom, Marfa TX
SEE history 07, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany
Projecting Time , Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
There is never a stop and never a finish- In Memoriam Jason Rhoades , Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Affinities – 10 Jahre Deutsche Guggenheim , Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany
Die Kunst zu Sammeln , Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
10. Triennale Kleinplastik, Bodycheck, Fellbach, Germany
The Studio (curated by Jens Hoffmann and Christina Kennedy), Ireland
Skulptur Projekt Münster 07, Dublin City Gallery, Munster, Germany
Reality Bites. Making Avant-garde Art in Post-Wall Germany, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis MO
Birds in a park, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
For a special place, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York NY
The perfect Man Show, White Columns, New York NY
If Everybody had an Ocean: Brian Wilson and Art, Tate St. IvesSt. Ives, England

This is not for you, Diskurse der Skulptur, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art ContemporaryVienna, Austria
Tomma Abts, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tania Bruguera, Isa Genzken, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Anos 80 uma topologia , Museu Serralves. Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
Ballerina in a Whirlpool, Works by Isa Genzken, Richard Jackson, Roman Signer and Diana Thater from the Hauser & Wirth Collection, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Politische Wahrheiten, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
Street: behind the cliché , Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
Taipei Biennal 2006, Taiwan
As if by Magic, Bethlehem Peace Center / Art School Palestine, Bethlehem, Palestine
The swan is very peaceful…,Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles CA
Pose and Sculpture, Casey Kaplan, New York NY
Love Letter, Herald Street, London, England
Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before. Kunst, Design, Architektur im Kopf’,Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
Optik Schröder, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Von Richter bis Scheibitz. Deutsche Arbeiten auf Papier seit 1960 aus der Sammlung, ,Kunstmuseum WinterthurWinterthur, Switzerland
Supernova. Experience Pommery#3 , Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
The Floating Feather , Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Models and Prototypes ,Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis MO
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und MedientechnologieKarlsruhe, Germany
Künstlerkoffer , Arp Museum – Bahnhof RolandseckRemagen, Germany
Galerie Daniel Buchholz Köln at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures, New York NY

Isa Genzken, Klaus Hartmann, Sigmar Polke, Richard Price, Allen Ruppersberg , Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
Not a Drop but the Fall , Künstlerhaus, Bremen, Germany
Occupying Space. The collection of the Generali Foundation , Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Occupying Space. The collection of the Generali Foundation, Nederlands Fotomuseum / TENT. / Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Occupying Space. The collection of the Generali Foundation , Museum of Contemporary ArtZagreb, Croatia (Travelling Exhibition)
EindhovenIstanbul, Van Abbe Museum (cur. Eva Meyer Hermann, Charles Esche), Eindhoven, Netherlands
Early Work, David Zwirner, New York NY
Pictures are the problem, Pelham Art CenterPelham NY
Fünfmalskulptur, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany
Rathaus Innsbruck, Austria
Bidibidobidiboo. La Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per i dieci anni della Fondazione , Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Richter, Genzken, Schütte, Kunstverein Bergisch Gladbach, Krypta 182, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Kunst in Schokolade , Museum Ludwig / Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum, Cologne, Germany
Bilanz in zwei Akten. Sammlung Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, Kunstverein Hannover, , Hanover, Germany
Das Jüngste Gerücht, Salon KDF, Berlin, Germany
Bühne des Lebens-Rhetorik des Gefühls, Lenbachhaus, (cur. Nicolasus Schafhausen), Munich, Germany
Contradicting Architecture, ,Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
The Theatre of Art, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy
Mirage, Alexander & Bonin, New York NY

Team Gallery, New York, NY, The Ice Age
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, The Black Album
Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Beginning Here: 101 Ways
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Roth Horowitz, New York, NY, Power, Corruption and Lies
alternative space, Paris, Noctambule
The WhitneyMuseum of American Art, New York, NY, The Whitney Biennial
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, Scream

Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY, Kult 48 Klubhouse
Michael Steinberg, New York, NY, Flesh and Blood
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, A Matter of Facts
Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York, NY, Back in Black
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, The Melvins
Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis Gartnerhaus, Bregenz, Austria, The Return of the Creature (The Continuing Saga of Elementalism, ... Conceptual Practice and Romanticism After Robert Smithson, ... New Quasi-Cinemas, ... and Post-Punk Existentialism)

AtlantaContemporaryArtCenter, Atlanta, GA, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
PPOW, New York City, Learned America
School of the Visual Arts, New York City

Team Gallery, New York City, Summer with Friends
alternative space, Brooklyn, NY, Columbia University M.F.A. Exhibition

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artist, Expo Park, Moscow, Russia
The work shown in this space is a response to the existing conditions and/or work previously shown within the space 3, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

Zoom, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach [catalogue]
Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin [catalogue]
Rotation: Gift und Gute Form, Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem [catalogue]
Die Schule von Athen. Deutsche Kunst heute, Hellenic Art Galleries Association, Athens, Greece [catalogue]
Das Gedächtnis öffnet seine Tore. Die Kunst der Gegenwart im Lenbachhaus München,
Lenbachhaus, München, Germany
Galerie NEU, Berlin, Germany
Eingeladen / Uitgenodigd, Almeers Centrum Hedendaagse Kunst, De Paviljoens,
Almere, The Netherlands
CologneSkulptur 2, Skulpturenpark, Cologne, Germany [catalogue]

Fast Forward, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
mai 98, Josef-Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

Die Kunsthalle Bremen zu Gast in Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn, Germany
In den Raum gestellt, Helmhaus Zürich, Switzerland
Skulptur Projekte Münster ‘97, Münster, Germany
Realisation. Kunst in der Leipziger Messe, Messe Leipzig, Germany
Was ist, Künstlerbund Rostock, Germany
Broken Home, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Light Catchers, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Curiosity Room, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Beau Damage, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
FORT DA, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany [catalogue]

Ernste Spiele, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
RAI 1995, Galerie van Krimpen , Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Karo Dame, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland [catalogue]
Les fragments du désir , 1983 - 1995, Futur Musée des Instruments, Brüssels,
Belgium [catalogue]
Isa Genzken, Willi Kopf, Meuser, Stein Roenning, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Leiblicher Logos, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Altes Museum, Berlin; Nationalmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Oslo; Kunstmuseum Göteborg; Castello di Rivoli, Torino;
Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary [catalogue]

Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Kunstwerke von Künstlerinnen, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Oeuvres allemandes, Espace FRAC, Dijon, France
Beauty makes shameful, Aschenbach Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Juxtaposition, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Kopenhagen, Denmark [catalogue]
Antwerpen ‘93, Middelheim Park, Antwerpen, Belgium [catalogue]
De la main à la tête, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Locmine, France
Viaggio verso Citera/Voyage to Cythera, Palazzo Vendramin - Calergi, 45. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy [catalogue]

documenta 9, Kassel, Germany [catalogue]
Dialog im Bodemuseum, Bodemuseum Berlin, Germany
Galerie Van Krimpen, Rotterdam, Sweden
Galerie Zacheta, Goethe-Institut, Warschau, Poland

El Sueno De Egipto, El Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporaneo, Polanco, Mexico
Ausstellung der Karl Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendiaten, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Espacio Mental, IVAM Valencia, Spain
This Land, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Proiezioni, Castello di Rivara, Italy
Crossroads (Installation: Two Lines), The Art Gallery of New York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Visionen vom Raum, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany

Berlin März 1990, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Échange de Procédés, Ecole supérieure d´art visuel, Genf, France
Berlin März 1990, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Get well soon, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Le choix des femmes, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Le Diaphne, Tourcoing, Frankreich, Germany

Sei Artisti Tedesci, Castello di Rivara, Italy
Einleuchten, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Zeitzeichen, Stationen Bildender Kunst in NRW, Ministerium für Bundesangelegenheiten, Bonn, Germany
Själen Omfattar Kroppen, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
Zeitzeichen, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig; Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, Germany

The 7th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Goethe-Institut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Beelden in de stad / Sculpture in the city, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Made in Cologne, DuMont-Halle, Cologne, Germany

Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre. Von der magischen Zahl über dasendlose Band zum Computerprogramm, Wilhelm Hack Museum,
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Floor for a Sculpture-Wall for a Painting, Galerie de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Juxtapositions: Recent Sculpture from UK and Germany, P.S.1 The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY
Skulptur Projekte in Münster ‘87, Münster, Germany
Brückenschlag, Fürstenwall 228, Düsseldorf, Germany
Zeichnungen von Bildhauern, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY

Bodenskulptur, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Sie machen was sie wollen. Junge rheinische Kunst, Galerie Schipka, Sofia, Germany

Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn, Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
Rai 85, Messezentrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Trigon 85: Synonyme für Skulptur, Künstlerhaus und Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Schwarz-Weiß, Galerie Holtmann, Cologne, Germany

Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Merianpark, Basel
Die Stipendiaten der Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Förderungsstiftung. Arbeiten auf Papier,
Skulpturen, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, Germany
Ein anderes Klima, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Skulptur ´83, Galerie ´t Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sammlung Ulbricht, Neuerwerbungen 1981-83, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Germany
Standort Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Isa Genzken / Wolfgang Nestler / Horst Schuler. Drei Preisträger des Kulturkreises im
Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, Cologneischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
5 Deutsche, Galerie Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
Aperto 82, 40th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Neue Skulptur, Galerie Nächst St.Stephan, Vienna, Austria

Art Allemagne Aujourd´hui, Musée d´art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Westkunst, Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939: Heute, Messehallen Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany

Schlaglichter, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Europa 79, Galerie Max Hetzler und Gutenbergstraße 62, Stuttgart, Germany