Selected works by Rudolf Stingel

Rudolf Stingel


Silkscreen inks on sintra face mounted on plexiglas108 x 155.5cm

1989 Silkscreen inks on sintra face mounted on plexiglas108 x 155.5cm
Though Rudolph Stingel’s work isn’t presented on traditional canvases he is a painter in the purest sense. Through his instructional photographs and installations, his work explores the essence of making, gesture, and expression through questioning authenticity and authorship. Often inviting the audience to interact with his work, Stingel promulgates the artistic process, allowing his artworks to develop as public ‘collaborations’. Through reconsidering the appreciation of aesthetics as a relational experience, Stingel challenges ideas of cultural hierarchy, modes of production, and the mythology of the artist. Rudolf Stingel’s Instructions is a silkscreen print detailing the process of making one of his own abstract paintings. Composed in a grid reminiscent of Warhol’s pop paintings, Stingel disseminates the ‘how to’ of masterpiece construction as a democratic activity. Offering conceptualism for all with Blue Peter simplicity, Stingel’s print operates as both resolution and impetus; in presenting the suggestion of what might be made rather than a finished canvas, he renders to power of potential as a radical argument with which to approach contemporary painting.
Rudolf Stingel


Celotex tuff-r laid on panel

Rudolf Stingel’s Untitled is comprised of two panels taken from a previous installation. In a monumental architectural intervention, Stingel lined a museum’s walls, floor, and ceiling with pre-fab insulation panels; the silver surfaces recontextualising the gallery as an environment of reflection and super-futurism. Viewers were invited to participate in the piece by carving into the foam panels, with the resulting graffiti creating an intricately etched pattern which constantly evolved throughout the exhibition. In Untitled, the names, messages, and drawings of these viewers are exhibited as a separate piece in its own right, elevating the artwork of everyday people as a field of sublime contemplation.

Rudolf Stingel's Biography

Born in Merano, Italy

Lives and works in New York


Curated by Francesco Bonami, MCA, Chicago

Inverleigh House, Edinburgh

EURAC tower, Bolzano, Italy
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London
Plan B, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Grand Central Terminal, New
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Museum fĂĽr Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf

Georg Kargl Galerie, Vienna
Paula Cooper Gallery New York

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Arbere, Trento
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Georg Kargl, Vienna
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

Kunsthalle, ZĂĽrich
Art & Public, Geneva
Galerie Metropol, Vienna

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Galerie Metropol, Vienna

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris

Interim Art, London
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Galleria A, Lugano

Galleria Luigi De Ambrogi, Milan


CON/SENS: Rudolf Stingel and Franz West,” Public Art Project curated by Catherine Grout,
ar/ge Kunst Museum Gallery, Bolzano
Where are we going? (Works from the Collection of Francois Pinault), curated by Alison
Gingeras, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, curated by Francesco Bonami and
Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Passariano

Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, The
Whitney Museum, New York
Figures in the Field, curated by Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago
Hiding in the Light, curated by Neville Wakefield, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

The Red Thread, Howard House Contemporary, Seattle
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
; Hayward Gallery, London ; MART Roverto Italy

None of the above, curated by Cesar Marzetti, Museum of New Art, Detroit

None of the above,curated by John Armleder, Swiss Institute, New York
About Painting, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College,
Saratoga Spring
Power, Corruption and Lies, Roth Horowitz, New York
Love/Hate: from Magritte to Cattelan, Masterpieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago, Villa Manin-Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Udine
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, The Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Moving Outlines, curated by Leslie Shaffer, Contemporary Arts Museum, Baltimore

Commodification of Buddhism, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Forever, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2003 Venice Biennale, Venice

Shimmering Substance / View Finder, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Penetration, Friedrich Petzel/ Marianne Boesky, New York curated by Mark Fletcher

Chapter V, Art Resources Transfer, curated by Julie Barnes & Alejandro Cesarco, New York
Walk Ways, ICI, Portland
Institut of CA. Western Gallery
Washington, University. Dalhousie University, Art Gallery . Freedman
Gallery, Albright College
International Landscape, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; may
travel through February of 2002.
The Appartment, with Franz West, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg.
Monochrome/Monochrome? Florence Lynch Gallery, New York
Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art,
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Walk Ways, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International.
EU, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Extreme Connoisseurship, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

Un siècle d’innocence : le monochrome blanc, Centre Rooseum pour l’art contemporain
Painting Zero Degree, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International,
Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills; Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum,
University of Oklahoma, Norman; Cleveland Center for
Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art,
A Century of Innocence (Kulturbro 2000 - A Biennial of Art and Culture in the Oresund Region),
Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo; travelling to Liljevalch’s
Konsthall, Stockholm
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan
Walking, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal; travelling to
Bucknell University Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg
The Message is the Medium, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/ College Retirement
Equities Fund, New York
Georg Kargl, Vienna

A Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Wall Works in collaboration with Edition Schellmann Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Overflow, Anton Kern Gallery; Marianne Boesky Gallery; D’Amelio Terras, New York

Prepared, Georg Kargl, Vienna

Due o tre cose che so di loro... PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan curated by
Marco Meneguzzo
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Drawings & Prints from the Paula Cooper Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Alabama

Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, Site Santa Fe curated by
Francesco Bonami
Heaven PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, curated by Joshua Decter

Screen curated by Joshua Decter at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Model Home, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Clocktower Gallery, New York
Lee Inhyon, Byron Kim, Rudolf Stingel, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Art at Home: Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Garden, Tokyo,
Dead Pan, Kunstverein MĂĽnich
Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los
Inside, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido
Painting - The Extended Field, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden and Magasin 3, Stockholm

Pittura - Immedia, Neue Galerie and Kunstlerhaus, Graz
Altered States: American Art in the 90s, curated by Jeanne Greenberg and Robert Nickas,
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis
Pièces - Meublés, curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Space Odyssey, curated by Helena Papdopoulous, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

Felix Gonzalez-Torres / Rudolf Stingel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe
Papierarbeiten & einige Skulpturen, Galerie Six Friedrich
Holiday Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York,
Artists' Books, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Teppiche (Carpets), Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen

The Nightshade Family, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Live In Your Head, curated by Robert Nickas, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
Kontext Kunst, Kunstlerhaus, Graz
Travelogue/Reisetagebuch, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna,
Works On Paper, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Suzanne McClelland, Rudolf Stingel, Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Aperto `93, Venice Biennale, 45th International Art Exhibition, Venice

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis
Claire Burrus, Paris
Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Cady Noland, Rudolf Stingel, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

HOME for June, HOME for Contemporary Art and Theatre, New York
The Painted Desert, Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris
Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne
Daniel Buren, Ken Lum, Stephen Prina, Rudolf Stingel, HOME for Contemporary Art and
Theatre, New York
Peer Barclay, Suzanne Etkin, Robin Kahn, Rudolf Stingel, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

Common Market, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Galerie, Los Angeles
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Köln Show, Cologne
David Dupuis, Carl Ostendarp, Rudolf Stingel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

P.S.1, Project Room, New York
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart, Germany

Gluste Distanze, Espace d'Art de Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Dopo il Concettuale, Palazzo Alberto, Trento

Nuovi Argomenti, P.A.C., Milan, Italy
Itinéraires du Versant Sud, FRAC, Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy