Lothar Baumgarten

Biography

The work of the internationally renowned artist Lothar Baumgarten has focused since the late 1960s on themes such as the oppositions of culture / nature and self / other. Measure and proportion, materiality and ratio, light, color and time are the elements determining our perception of his works. Freed from cultural contexts, its universal appearance, identity, and presence are formulated by means of its intellectual and personal poetics. It argues from the materiality of found circumstances, and through its intuitive manipulated new settings. The personal grammar of its gesture and point of view on the world mobilizes all-encompassing reflections, while the intensity of what is formulated affords us access to the identity of what we are looking at. A discourse of engagement opens up, a readiness to get involved, that at the same time completes the work. Self-reflection, along with invention, is what guides here the documentary eye of the photo-graphic language in the photographic image. An emphasis on grasping what a site is all about, on the “sense of place,” is characteristic for Baumgarten’s work.

Lothar Baumgarten’s work has been presented all over the world in solo exhibitions at major museums and shown at venues including the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA (2008); Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (2004); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2003); Hamburger Kunsthalle (2001); Kunsthaus Zurich (1998); Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris (1995); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1993); Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (1991); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1990); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main (1990); Kunsthalle Bern (1987); RC/ Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1986); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1985); 41st Venice Biennale, German Pavilion (with A.R. Penck), Venice (1984); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1982); documenta, Kassel (1972, 1982, 1992, 1997). The Folkwang Museum Essen displays Fragmento Brasil / Vom Ursprung der Tischsitten (1971-2005) as part of its permanent collection.

Biography

Born 1944 in Rheinsberg, Germany.

Died 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

Education

1969 – 1971

Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1968

Staatliche Akademie für bildende Künste, Karlsruhe

Grants and Awards

2003

mfi Award, Kunst und Bau, Essen, Germany

1996

Lichtwerk Preis, City of Hamburg, Germany

1983

The Golden Lion, First Prize of 41st Venice Biennial, Italy

1976

Prize of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

1974

Prize of the City of Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected Group Selections

2024-2025              
Untranquil now: a constellation of narratives and resonances, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2024
PLANET VENUS IN FULL DAYLIGHT, BQ, Berlin, Germany

Human Autonome: Déroutes, MAC VAL, Paris, France

2023 – 2024

Channeling, Museum of modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2023

D’ici à l´infini, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

2022 – 2023

Max Ernst und die Natur als Erfindung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2022

Still Alive. Aichi Triennale, Aichi, Japan

2021

Unsettled Objects, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Eine natürliche Ordnung der Dinge, ifa-Galerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Though it’s dark, still I sing, 34. Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

Amazonia, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

2020 – 2021

Freischwimmer, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

2020

Subject and Object, Photo Rhine Ruhr, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2019

Apologia della storia –The Historian’s Craft, ICA, Milan, Italy

Des mots et des choses, FRAC Bretagne, France

2018

Invention of Origin, Pinacoteca do Estado Sao Paolo, Brazil

The Reconfigured Landscape, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain

Büro Komplex – Die Kunst der Artothek im politischen Raum, Kunsthaus NRW, Kornelimünster

XIV Bienal De Cuenca: Estructuras Vivientes. El arte como experiencia plural, Ecuador

Michael Oppitz. Mobile Myths, Kolumba, Art Museum of the Archdiocese, Cologne

2017

A Tale of Two Worlds. Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1940s-1980s, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Mil bestias que rugen. Dispositivos de exposición para una modernidad crítica (A Thousand Roaring Beasts: Display Devices for a Critical Modernity), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

Folklore, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg-Mönchsberg, Austria

Prometheus Unbound, Steirischer Herbst Festival 2017, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

Sites of Assembly, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Collection Display: Communities, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

2016

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries, Towner, Eastbourne, UK

Kramlich Collection of Media Art, Los Angeles, USA

2015

Forster 1754-2015, Lothar Baumgarten / Camille Henrot / Friedemann von Stockhausen, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz

DUMP! Mulitispecies Making and Unmaking, Aarhus Kunsthal, Denmark

Art & Language, Lothar Baumgarten, Robert Bary, Sigmar Polke, Hirose Collection, Hiroshima, Japan

2014

Lens-based Sculpture. Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Kunst/Geschichten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

Booster – Kunst Sound Maschine, Marta Herford, Herford

2013 – 2014

Minimal Resistance, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2013

Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

25 Jahre Generali Foundation, The Content of Form, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2012 – 2013

Ends of the Earth. Land Art bis 1974, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Poesie der Reduktion – Minimal, Concept, Land Art, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

2012

Spies in the House of Art, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA

La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Tour d’Horizon – Werke aus der Sammlung, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

2011

Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit. Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute, Akademie-Galerie, Die Neue Sammlung, Düsseldorf

2010

Projecto Tierra, Alhóndiga Bilbao, Spain Museum Folkwang, Essen

Leopards in the Temple, Sculpture Center, Long Island, USA

Lost and Found, Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

2009 – 2010

Radical Nature – Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, Barbican Centre, London, Dick Institute, Klamarnock, UK

2009

Universal Archive: The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia, Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Joseph Beuys und seine Schüler – Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

2008 – 2009

Seeing Double, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

2008

Un Coup des Dés, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Objectivités: La Photographie à Düsseldorf, ARC / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Collection 1978-2008, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Universal Archive: The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

2007

30/40, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

From the Earth to the Moon, Castello Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Revue, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve

Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal

2006 – 2008

Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver – Arte Fotografico de la Coléccion Deutsche Bank, Marco Museum, Monterrey, Museo de Artes Modernas, Lima, Peru and Museo de Arte Moderno, Sao Paul, Brasil

2006

Why Pictures Now, MUMOK Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

2005 – 2006

Slide Show, Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

UdK, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

2005

Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden after Modernism, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

Contradicting Architecture, Marian Goodman Gallery Paris, France

Evergreen, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK

An Aside, Camden Arts Centre, London, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansee, UK

2004 – 2005

Behind the Facts, Interfunktionen 1968-1975, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain; Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

2004

Animaux. Von Tieren und Menschen, Seedamm-Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland

Animals, Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Yanomami, o espírito da floresta, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2003 – 2004

LOOK and FEEL, De Verbeelding Art Landscape Nature, Zeewolde, Netherlands

Gegenwärtig: Field Research, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

2002

Watershed – The Hudson Valley Art Project, Minetta Brook, Beacon, New York, USA

Recaptured Nature, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Yanomami Sprit of the Forest, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

Photography: Fact to Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Arte all’ Arte, Arte Architettura Paesaggio 7 (“Ecce Homo”), San Francesco, Montalcino, Italy

Summer Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

COPY, Roth+Horowitz, LLC, New York, USA

2001

Szenenwechsel XIX, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Parallels, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, USA

This Side of Paradise, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Seeing Time: Selections from the Kramlich Collection of Media Art, Museum für neue Kunst ZKM, Karlsruhe

2000

voici: 100 Years of Contemporary Art, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Kabinett der Zeichnung (organized by Kunstfonds Bonn), Kunstakademie Dresden, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Kunstverein Lingen, Kunstverein Chemnitz, Kunstverein Stuttgart

1999 – 2000

Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

1999

Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Circa 1968, Museu Serralves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1998

Breaking Ground, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Jardin d’artiste: de mémoire d’arbre, Musée Zadkine, Paris, France

1997

documenta 10, Kassel

1996

Project for Survival, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Japan

Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Elsewhere, Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris, France

Multiple, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Under Capricorn The World Over, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Comme un Oiseau, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

1995 – 1996

1965-1975: Reconsidering the Object of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

1995

Call it Sleep, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wide White Space, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

1994

In the Field: Landscape in Recent Photography, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Wall to Wall, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

1993 – 1994

Photographie in der deutschen Gegenwartskunst, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland and Museum Ludwig, Cologne

1993

Die Sprache der Kunst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

De la main à la tête, l’objet théorique, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France

1992

Natural Order: Recent European Sculpture from the Tate’s Collection, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

documenta 9, Kassel

Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, The Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

1991

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Grammar of Creation, 1990-1991, Richard King Mellon Hall of Science, 1966-68, Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main (Frankurter Brief, 1989-91)

Recent Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London, UK

This Land…, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Brennpunkt 2, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf

1990

Rhetorical Image, The New Museum, New York, USA

Savoir-Vivre, Savoir-Faire, Savoir-Etre, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

Life-Size, A Sense of the Real in Recent Art…, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

A Group Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1989

Blickpunkt, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

Bilderstreit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Photo-Kunst, Arbeiten aus 150 Jahren, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlungen, Stuttgart

A Photo Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1988

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1987

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster (Drei Irrlichter)

Meltem, Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France (Les Animaux de la Pleine Lune. Une Cosmographie de la Touraine, 1986-87)

1986

Falls the Shadow: Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Augenhöhe: Van Abbemuseum 1936-1986, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

America, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Art as Culture: Recent Art from Germany, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA

1985

Recent Films from West Germany, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The European Iceberg, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1984

Von hier aus, Messehallen, Düsseldorf

Ouverture, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Roots, Forum Middelburg, Middelburg, Netherlands

41st Venice Bienniale, German Pavilion, Venice, Italy (with A.R. Penck)

1983

Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin, Berlin (The Origin of the Night, 1978)

1982

documenta 7, Kassel

1981

Art Allemagne Aujourd’hui, ARC / Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

1979

Schlaglichter, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

1978

38th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1977

Kunst der BRD nach 1945, Budapest, Hungary

1976

INK, Hallen für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1974

Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

1973

Medium Photographie, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen

1972

documenta 5, Kassel

Photography into Art, Camden Art Center, London, UK

Jetzt, Kunsthalle, Cologne

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024

Land of the Spotted Eagle. Werke aus der Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

2021

Lothar Baumgarten: Amazon Cosmos, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2020

Lothar Baumgarten. Kultur Natur, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Lothar Baumgarten. The Early Years, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2016

Lothar Baumgarten. Sidetracks, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Lothar Baumgarten, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain

2014

Lothar Baumgarten. Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla’, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2012 – 2013

Lothar Baumgarten. Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla’, Fundación Botín, Cantabria, Spain

2011 – 2012

Lothar Baumgarten. Abend der Zeit – Señores Naturales Yanomami, Museum Folkwang, Essen

2011

Lothar Baumgarten. Fragmento Brasil, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2010

Lothar Baumgarten. River Crossing, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

2009

Lothar Baumgarten. Fragmento Brasil, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Seven Sounds/Seven Circles, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

2008

Lothar Baumgarten. Autofocus retina, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

2006

Lothar Baumgarten, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve

2004

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Imago Mundi, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2003

Lothar Baumgarten. The Origine of the Night, 1978, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten, Skaftfell Cultural Center, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

Lothar Baumgarten. De Verbeelding Art Landscape Nature, Zeewolde, Netherlands

2002

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Art. Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands

2001 – 2002

Lothar Baumgarten. Terra Firma, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich

2001

Lothar Baumgarten. Berühren zwei Kreise einander, so kann ihr Mittelpunkt nicht derselbe sein, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Lothar Baumgarten. allora, dunque, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy

Lothar Baumgarten. How to see Venice, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten, Museu Serralves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

2000

Lothar Baumgarten, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

1998

Lothar Baumgarten. Voilà pourtant, dit Candide, un Pays qui vaut mieux que la Westphalie / El Dorado, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Lothar Baumgarten. Realité Silhouette Paradoxe, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Lothar Baumgarten. Terra Incognita, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

1997

Lothar Baumgarten. Fiederzwenke, Kurhausmuseum, Kleve

1996

Lothar Baumgarten. A Mi-Chemin, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

1995

Lothar Baumgarten. Theatrum Botanicum, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

1994

Lothar Baumgarten. Silencium, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Lothar Baumgarten. Conservatory, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK

1993

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Eklipse, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main

Lothar Baumgarten. AMERICA Invention, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, F.L. Wright’s Rotunda, New York, USA

1992

Lothar Baumgarten. Tierra Firme, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain

Lothar Baumgarten. Wie Venedig sehen, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld

1991

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Baltic Window, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

1990

Lothar Baumgarten. Side Tracks, Carbon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Endlager / Milkyway, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1988

Lothar Baumgarten. Terra Incognita, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1987

Lothar Baumgarten. El Dorado, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Lothar Baumgarten. L’époque, la mode, la morale, la passion, Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens, Paris, France (in conjunction with Musée National d’Art Moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris)

Lothar Baumgarten. Makunaíma, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Vacuum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1986

Lothar Baumgarten. Accès aux Quais’ Tableaux Parisiens, ARC / Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Lothar Baumgarten. Wegwurf, Museo de Bellas Artes, Jardín Botanico de Caracas y Parque de Los Caobos, Caracas, Venezuela

Lothar Baumgarten. The Origin of the Night, Pacific Film Archives, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, USA

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1985

Lothar Baumgarten. Tierra de los Perros Mudos, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lothar Baumgarten. El Dorado, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Lothar Baumgarten. Termite Savannah, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

1983

Lothar Baumgarten. Land of the Spotted Eagle, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

1982

Lothar Baumgarten. Die Namen der Bäume, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1979

Hallen für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1978

Kunstraum, Munich

1976

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven

Galerie Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1975

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Rolf Preisig Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

1974

Wide White Space, Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium

Lothar Baumgarten. Tropenhaus [1972-74], (on the occasion of ‘Kunst bleibt Kunst’, Kunsthalle Cologne), Botanical Garden, Cologne

1973

Lothar Baumgarten. Vom Ursprung der Tischsitten, Gian Enzo Sperone / Konrad Fischer Galerie, Rome, Italy

1972

Lothar Baumgarten. Guayana, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Selected Films and Projections

‘Unsettled Objects’, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford 1968 [1969]. A projection of 81 slides in a 13 minute sequence. Edition of 5 + 2 AP

‘Eine Reise oder Mit der MS Remscheid auf dem Amazonas’, (A Journey or ‘With the MS Remscheid on the Amazon’), 1968-1971 projection of 81 slides in a 12.5 minute sequence. Edition of 10 + 2 AP

‘Imago Mundi’ Düsseldorf, 1968-1972. projection of 81 slides in a 13 minute sequence. Edition of 10 + 2 AP

‘Da gefällt’s mir besser als in Westfalen’ Eldorado 1968-76. A 35.7 minute long projection of 187 slides with sound track. Edition of 5 + 2 AP

‘Der Ursprung der Nacht’ [Amazonas-Kosmos] (The Origin of Night), 1978. A 16mm film, color, sound of 102 minutes lenght. produced between 1973 and 1977.

‘Aristokraten des Urwalds’, 16mm film, in progress; filmed in colaboration with the Yanomami people of the Upper Orinoco region, Venezuela 1978-79.

‘Fragmento Brasil/Vom Ursprung der Tischsitten’ 1971-2005, Synchronprojection of 648 slides in a 45 minuites sequence. Edition of 5 + 2 AP

‘Caribana/Canibali [Pass del Cacao]’, 1978-2009, Synchronprojection of 162 slides in a 15 minuites sequence. Edition of 5 + 2 AP

‘Piedras de Aliento [Tierra de Nadie]’, 1977-2009, Projection of 81 slides in a 13 minuites sequence. Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Selected Commissions / Public Projects

2003 – 2007

‘Seven Sounds Seven Circles’ Beacon, NY, Minetta Brook, New York, USA

2003

‘Plant Life Architecture’ De Verbeelding Art Landscape Nature, Zeewolde, Netherlands

1999 – 2002

Permanent Commission for the City of Frankfurt/Main

1998 – 2000

New Presidential Headquarters, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

1997

‘Hufschlag’ RWE, Essen

1991 – 1996

‘Steinschlag’, University St. Gallen, Switzerland

1995 – 1996

‘Das Große Rasenstück’, Überlingen

1994 – 1996

‘Theatrum Botanicum’ [1993-94], Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

1991 – 1992

‘Configuracións urbanes’ Olympiade Cultural, Barcelona (‘Rosa de los Vientos’)

Selected Bibliography

2020

Lothar Baumgarten. America Señores Naturales, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2012

Lothar Baumgarten. Los Aristócratas de la Selva y la Reina de Castilla; Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain

2009

Lothar Baumgarten. Seven Sounds Seven Circles, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

Lothar Baumgarten. Seven Sounds Seven Circles, CD Album, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

2008

Lothar Baumgarten. Auto Focus retina, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

2006

Lothar Baumgarten. AIR, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Lothar Baumgarten. See other Side, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

1997

Lothar Baumgarten. EKLIPSE, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

1993

Lothar Baumgarten. AMERICA Invention, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

1991

Lothar Baumgarten. Carbon, including 10 short stories by LB, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

1987

Lothar Baumgarten. Makunaíma, with text by ‘Los Advertidos’ by Alejo Carpentier, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

1985 – 1986

Lothar Baumgarten. Accès aux Quais, Tableaux Parisiens, ARC Musée d’Art, Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

1985

Lothar Baumgarten. Tierra de los Perros Mudos, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1984

Lothar Baumgarten. Señores Naturales, AMERICA, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1983

Lothar Baumgarten. Land of the Spotted Eagle, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

1982

Lothar Baumgarten. Die Namen der Bäume, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven,

1974

T’E-NE-T’E, L. Baumgarten with Michael Oppitz., Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf

Public Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Bundespräsidialamt, Berlin

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

City of Barcelona, Spain

City of Münster, Germany

Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands

Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main

Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao, Portugal

Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

FRAC-Champagne-ARD, Reims, France

FRAC-Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France

Fundaçao Serralves, Porto, Portugal

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Haags Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, Netherlands

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain

Klinik Buchinger, Überlingen

The Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Museum Folkwang, Essen

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Museum Glasgow, Scotland

Museum Kleve, Kleve

Museum of Modern Art, New York , USA

Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

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