Peter Wächtler

31.08.2019-17.11.2019
Peter Wächtler
Ad Astra
German
Week

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Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88

info@kunsthallezurich.ch

Opening Friday, August 30th, 2019, 6 pm

Peter Wächtler's new book Jolly Rogers will be published on the occasion of Ad Astra (Bergen Kunsthalle/Kunsthalle Zürich, Sternberg Press 2019)

Peter Wächtler lives and works in Bruxelles und Berlin. Solo exhibitions (selection): Bergen Kunsthall (2019), Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (2017), M HKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp (beide 2017), The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2016), Chisenhale, London, KIOSK, Ghent (2016), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2014). Group exhibitions (selection): The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels (2017), 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York (both 2015), A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial, Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (both 2014), and Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then, Lyon Biennale (2013).

Thanks to the galleries dépendance, Brussels, Lars Friedrich, Berlin, Reena Spaulings, New York, and The Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation, Bolzano

Peter Wächtler on youtube (in German)

Peter Wächtler
Born 1979, Hannover, Germany Lives and works in Brussels

Education

1999-2004 Fine Art Studies at, Bauhaus-University Weimar Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury / England

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Foundation Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano (upcoming, September)
Kunsthalle Zürich (upcoming, August)
Franky’s Theme, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen

2018
Thunderdome has fallen, Lars Friedrich, Berlin

2017
And the three nails, dépendance, Brussels
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Romulus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (M KHA)
Peter Wächtler with Sam Pullitzer, House of Gaga / Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles

2016
Far Out, Chisenhale Gallery, London Kiosk, Gent
Secrets of a Trumpet, Renassaince Society, Chicago

2015
Mascots, The View, Genoa

2014
Reena Spaulings, New York
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster
LISTE, Basel with dépendance, Brussels

2013
Senator!? dépendance, Brussels
B.A.C.K, Ludlow 38, New York Kunstverein Hildesheim
Celtic Dawn, Kunstraum, London PW, Ohio, Glasgow

2012
Das Kino im Alten Mühlenviertel, Lars Friedrich, Berlin Studium Maximum, Reisebürogalerie, Cologne

2011
The Set, Etablissement d‘en Face

2010
New Album, SIC, Brussels

2009
Sustainability, Elisa Platteau Gallery, Brussels
Songbook, kunstraum muenchen, Munich (Collaboration with Andreas Wegner)
Depression Glass, Goethe Nationalmuseum, Weimar
Nietzsche Archiv, Weimar
Interior design for the conference „Historicity and Modernism“

2008
Omen, Aktualisierungsraum, Hamburg

2004
Singer, Bauhaus-Museum, Weimar

2002
Art and Consumption, Infection-Manifesto, Düsseldorf

2001
Concert, Series of concerts in malls, Berlin (Collaboration with Andreas Wegner)

Group Exhibitions

2018
Antarktika, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna Scripts, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld

2017
Social Surfaces: A Fundraising Exhibition, Artists Space, New York
Section Littéraire, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
The Promise, Index, Stockholm, Sweden
The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels
Zeitgeist, Mamco, Geneva

2016
Petit Déjeuner au Crépuscule, Centre d’Art Image, Orthez, France
Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2016, Bremen,
Germany dead among the dead!, Ellis King, Ireland
L’Almanach 16, Le Consortium, Dijon

2015
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Moscow Biennial, Moscow
Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimor Igni., Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Terrapolis, Neon Foundation/Whitechapel Gallery, Athens
Conway Hall, Cabinet, 25 Red Lion Square, London
Life in an Animated World, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
DIE MARMORY SHOW II, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York

2014
Menagerie, ACCA, Melbourne
Theater Objects, Luma Foundation, Zurich
Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Small museum for the American Metaphor, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Essential Loneliness, Taylor Macklin, Zurich
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Everything falls faster than an anvil, Pace Gallery, London
The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos Ishikawa, London

2013
Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
Pride Goes Before a Fall – Beware of a Holy Whore, Artists Space, New York
Biennial of Moving Image, Contour, Mechelen
Issues of our Times II, castillo/corrales, Paris
Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Slovenia
Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden

2012
Un Scene II.Wiels Centre d‘art contemporain, Brussels

2011
Melanchotopia, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Beginning Good. All Good., Basso, Berlin and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Israel
The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Magick Truths, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig
Acts of Refusal, Arthouse Tartu, Estonia

2010
Groupshow, Elisa Platteau Galerie, Brussels
The City is forever. Not me., Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London

2009
Morality: From Love to Legal, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Isomopolis, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels

2008
BIG FOOT, Lübbener Straße, Berlin
In.Visible, Deutschvilla, Strobl/Austria
Re-Education. You too can be like us., HAU-Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (Collaboration with Friedrich Lissmann)

2006
The Culture of Fear I + II, Halle 14, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
ACC Gallery, Weimar
Interior Trim, Bleicherstrasse, Hamburg
Contragolpe – Reenacting a failed operation, Karl-Marx Allee, Berlin

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013
Sentimental Pro, Sternberg Press

2011
Thomba di Kha / CC / Butterfly Room
Exhibition Catalogues for Richard Venlet, published by Grotto, Brussels

2009
Songbook, Exhibition Catalogue, kunstraum muenchen
„Nancy and Tonya“, Exhibition review of ‘I kiss your ectoplasm like I would a shark’ by Danai Anesiadou at the Kiosk, Ghent
In der Pandurenklause / At the Panduren Tavern, Essay published in the magazine Lichtung Collaboration with Miriam Visaczki
In.Visible, Exhibition catalogue feat. various authors, Czerny Verlag, Vienna / Austria

2008
The Capacity of Art, Exhibition catalogue feat. various authors Böhlau Verlag, Cologne

2005
Monster, Project publication
Kunstreport, Annual publication feat. various authors
Transmission, Exhibition catalogue feat. various authors, Neues Museum, Weimar

2003
HMP-Her Majesty’s Prison, Brochure with textes and drawings on Canterbury’s prison

2002
Concert, CD, 8 Songs, Booklet
Parkett, Nr. 67, ‘Mimetic Extracts’ review by Rita Kersting

2001
Public Relation, Academic Publication feat. various authors
Abenteuer Optional / Adventurous Options
Essay published in Finger, Nr. 9

2000
Portrait, Portrait Drawings feat. various artists

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015
Der Pobelanwalt, argobooks

2013
Come On, Sternberg Press

2011
The Set, Published by Etablissement d‘en face and SIC Brussels