Michael Krebber

Born 1954 in Cologne, Germany.
Lives & works in Cologne.


Solo Exhibitions

2013
STOPICE, dependence, Brussels
Maureen Paley, London

2012
Les escargots ridiculises, CAPC Musee d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux (catalogue)

2011
Maureen Paley, London
C-A-N-V-A-S, Uhutrust, Jerry Magoo and guardian.co.uk Paintings, Greene Naftali, New York

2010
Richard Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles
Miami City Ballet, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin

2008
2, 3, 4, Manners of Folding the Pauses...Or to Make Them, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Puberty in Teaching, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Koeln, Germany (catalogue)

2007
“Je suis la chaise,” Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
London Condom, Maureen Paley, London
“Respekt Frischlinge,“ Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2006
Connecting Sugar with Hollywood, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
sometimes it snows in april (Presentation with Rachel Harrison), The McAllister Institute,
New York

2005
Außerirdische Zwitterwesen/ Alien Hybrid Creatures, Schaufensterdekoration, Antiquariat Buchholz, Koeln, mit der Produzentin (catalogue)
Secession, Vienna (catalogue)

2004
Unfinished Too Soon, dependance, Brussels
warm up (how I hit a snob), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2003
Here it is: The Painting Machine, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Flaggs (Against Nature), Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
ohne Titel, bitte nicht wegwerfen, die falschen Baeume anheulen, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
Michael Krebber and Dan Graham, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

2002
Galerie Christine Mayer, München

2001
Der durchschnittliche Speisefisch sagt ADIEU (The average, edible fish says ADIEU),
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln (catalogue)
Shordt Ridte in a Fasdt machine, The Top Room, London
Maureen Paley, Interim Art, London

2000
Apothekerman, Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig (catalogue)
Trottel, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz

1999
Galerie Mikael Andersen, Kopenhagen, with Cosima von Bonin
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien

1998
Justus, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, with Cosima von Bonin
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln

1997
Alberne Winkel, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koeln (catalogue)
Villa Arson, Nizza (catalogue)

1996
Hausaufgaben und Reisen, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koeln, mit Candida Hoefer, in der
Ausstellungsreihe Glockengeschrei nach Deutz - das Beste aller Seiten (catalogue)
New Paintings and Works on Paper, London Projects, London
Zwischenbericht, with Matthias Schaufler, Galerie Nagel, Koeln

1995
Vol vers la lune, musee d'art moderne et contemporain (mamco), Genf. Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Art Basel, Stand Galerie Christian Nagel

1994
25 Jahre B.K.-M.K., Birgit Kueng, Fettstr. 7a, Zürich
Kippenberger Kunstverein, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
Marc Jancou Gallery, London

1993
M.K.-M.K., Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athen, with Martin Kippenberger
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
Richtige Maenner, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, with Joerg Schlick
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln

1992
Galerie Samia Saouma, with Ingeborg Gabriel and Cosima von Bonin, Paris
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Koeln (catalogue)
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln
Les bisch ja nich im Stich, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin

1991
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (catalogue)
Chicago International Art Exposition, Stand Galerie Christian Nagel
biche dans un sous-bois, Birgit Kueng, Fettstr. 7a, Zuerich

1990
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln

1989
Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart

1987
Galerie Christoph Duerr, Muenchen
Panama, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz (catalogue)

1986
Fettstrasse 7a, Hamburg


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Chat Jet – Painting The Medium, Kuenstlerhaus Graz, Austria

2012
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

2011
Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Buchholz, Koeln
Provisional Painting, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London.

2010
Gambaroff, Krebber, Quaytman, Rayne, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (catalogue)
Novel, dependance, Brussels
MORROR: Michael Krebber and Michaela Eichwald, International Project Space,
Birmingham, England
At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS
Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Held up by Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York
Picture Industry (Good Bye To All That), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

2009
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles
My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, Paris
“Cave Painting,” organized by Bob Nickas, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008
Galerie Catherine Bastide and Dependance, Brussels, Belgium
Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali, New York
Marc Camille Chaimowicz “...In the CHerished Company of Others...,“ de Appel,
Amsterdam
Painting Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks, New York

2007
Degree Zero, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Dracularising, Neue Alte Brucke, Frankfurt am Main
Conditions of Display, The Moore Space, Miami, Curated by Gean Moreno
…:ICAL KRBBR PRODLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA, Portikus, Frankfurt am
Main, curated by Michael Krebber (catalogue)
For The People of Paris, Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris

2006
The Most Contemporary Picture Show, Actually, Kunsthalle Nuernberg (catalogue)
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art,
Philadelphia; curated by Bennett Simpson (Additional Venues: Power Plant,
Toronto; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2007); (catalogue)
Travelin‘Light, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul
Pfeiffer (Additional Venues: Musee D’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 2007)
(catalogue)
Michael Krebber / Sean Paul, Sutton Lane, Paris
Beware Of A Holy Whore, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

2005
Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters, Orchard, New York
The Top Room/ A Retrospective, Chelsea Space, London (catalogue)
Roy Arden, Michael Krebber, John Miller, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
POST-MoDERN, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2004
The Formalism Show, Kunstverein Hamburg dependance, Bruessel
Rhinegold: Art from Cologne, Tate Liverpool,
Liverpool, England

2003
Outlook, Cultural Olympiad, Athens, Greece
Hands up, Baby Hands up. Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
The State of the Upper Floor: Panorama, Kunstverein Munich
Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln

2002
Hier ist dort 2, Secession, Wien (catalogue)

2001
Musterkarte. Modelos de Pintura en Alemania 2001,
Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

1999
Superca..., Stedelijk Museum, Bureau Amsterdam (catalogue)
Malerei, INIT-Kunsthalle, Berlin
Tegenvleug / A Rebrousse-Poil, Kunstcentrum Sittard (Faltblatt)

1998
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koeln

1997
Das erweiterte Feld: Transformation des Bildes, Kunstverein Muenchen
Symposion, ICEBOX / Venetia Kapernekas, Athen

1996
museum in progress, Fond Regional D´Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: Faustrecht der Freiheit, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
Fuoriuso, Pescara (catalogue)
More than Real, Palazzo Reale, Caserta

1995
Aufforderung in schoenster Weise, Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln
Icons, Ladengalerie Lothringer Str. 13

1994
Europa '94, Munich Order Center, Muenchen
Metro Pictures, New York
Sammlung Volkmann, Berlin
Unbound: Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)

1993
The Best of, Galerie & Edition Artelier, Frankfurt am Main
Grafica 1, Innsbruck
Project Unite, Firminy (catalogue)
Diese Ausstellung hat keinen Titel, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York + Goethe
House, New York (catalogue)

1992
SS. ss. R., Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt am Main
Wohnzimmer/Buero, Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln
Albenda, Berkowski, Krebber, A. Oehlen, Pettibon; Thea Westreich, New York + Galerie
Gisela Capitain, Koeln
Nikdo nepomuze nikomu - Das Gute muss gut sein, Galerie Hlavniho Mesta Prahy, Prag

1991
Fallen und Fallenlassen, Carpenter, Kippenberger, Krebber, Strothjohann; Galerie Bleich-
Rossi, Graz
36e Salon de Montrouge, Paris (catalogue)
Carpenter, Herold, Kelley, Kessler, Kippenberger, Krebber, Noland; Luhring Augustine
Gallery, New York
Gullivers Reisen, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Koeln (catalogue)
Jack Hanley/Trans Avant-Garde Gallery, San Francisco

1990
7a, Zuerich, Galerie Bleich Rossi, Graz.
Galerie Christian Nagel, Koeln.
The Koeln Show, Koeln ("Nachschub").

1989
Eurobummel - Curated by Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln
Galerie PPS, Hamburg
Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz.
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Koeln (catalogue)
Melancholia, Galerie Greta Insam, Wien (catalogue)

1988
Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
Skulpturenprojekt Duerr, Galerie Christoph Duerr, München

1987
Broken Neon, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (catalogue)
Diedrich Diederichsen, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (catalogue)

1980
Aktion Pisskruecke (Geheimdienst am Nächsten), Kuenstlerhaus Hamburg.


Films

2000
Cosima von Bonin’s Film, 2:06 min., Michael Krebber, Cosima von Bonin, Justus Koehncke.

1981
Gruetzefilm und Kameratanz, zusammen 60 min., Baerbel Freund, ael Krebber.


Catalogues and Monographs

2012
Krebber, Michael. “Les escargots ridiculises / The ridiculized snails” exh. cat., Bordeaux: CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Whitney Biennial 2012. exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.

2010
“Gambaroff, Krebber, Quaytman, Rayne” exh. cat., Bergen Norway: Bergen Kunsthall
Rondeau, James, “Contemporary Collecting: The Donna and Howard Stone
Collection.” Chicago: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Smith, Jack. “Jack Smith, Cologne Art Fair, 1997”, Koeln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig (catalogue)

2009
Renton, Andrew, “Cranford Collection 02”, exh. cat., St. Peter Port, Guernsey: Cranford Collection

2008
Krebber, Michael. “Puberty in Teaching.” exh. cat., Koeln: Walther Koenig
Krebber, Michael: “Respekt Frischlinge Je Suis La Chaise London Condom”, Koeln: Galerie Daniel Buchholz

2007
“For the People of Paris”, exh. cat., Paris: Sutton Lane
“Project”, Texte zur Kunst Short Guide, June, p. 108-111
Krebber, Michael. “Ical Krbbr prodly prsnts Gart Jas, Jon Klsy, Josf Stra.” exh. cat., Koeln: Walther Koenig
Moreno, Gean. “Conditions of Display.” exh. cat., Miami: Moore Space: Locust Projects

2006
Bruderlin, Markus. “The Most Contemporary Picture Show, Actually.” exh. cat., Germany: Verlag Fur moderne Kunst Nurnberg
Seifermann, Ellen. “The Most Contemporary Picture Show Ever, Actually.” Nuernberg: Verlag fuer Moderne Kunst

2005
Alien Hybrid Creatures, with Oswald Weiner, exh. cat., Koeln: Walther Koenig
Draxler, Helmut. “SECESSION: Michael Krebber.” Koeln: Walther Koenig

2004
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Formalism: Modern Art, Today.” Ruit: Hatje Cantz

2003
Goldman, Renate. “Ausserirdische Zwitterwesen/Alien Hybrid Creatures.”
Koeln: Walther Koenig

2002
Gardner, Tim. “Secession Hierist Dort 2.” Wien: Wiener Secession

2001
Krebber, Michael. “Michael Krebber.” exh. cat., Koeln: Koenig

2000
Krebber, Michael. “Apothekerman.” exh. cat., Braunschweig; Wolfsburg: Kunstverein Braunschweig/ Stadtische Galerie Wolfsburg

1997
“Glockengeschrei nach Deutz”, exh. cat., Koeln: Galerie Daniel Buchholz

1992
Krebber, Michael, “Michael Krebber.” exh. cat., Koeln: Galerie Gisela Captain


Selected Articles

2013
Fontaine, Claire. "Krebber in Bordeaux." Texte zur Kunst. March: 192-96.
Mclean-Ferris, Laura. "Michael Krebber: Maureen Paley, London." Frieze May: 233.
Morton, Tim. "Nobody's Fool." Frieze d/e March: 68-77.
Schlegell, Mark von. "Friend of the Devil." May Oct: 158-72.
Vaerslev, Fredrik. "The Artists’ Artists.” Artforum Dec: 116.

2012
Howe, David Everitt. "Michael Krebber': 'C-A-N-V-A-S, Uhutrust, Jerry Magoo, and guardian.co.uk Painting.'" Art Review. January and February.
Kelsey, John. "High Lines (for Sick Bees)." Whitney Biennial 2012. Ed. Elisabeth Sussman, Jay Sanders. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012. 26-27.
Krebber, Michael. Interview with Isabel Graw. "The Last Resort." Kaleidoscope. Winter 2012/13: 60-70.

2011
Walczak, Antek. "Michael Krebber's 'C-A-N-V-A-S, Uhutrust, Jerry Magoo, and guardian.co.uk Paintings."
artagenda. 10 November: Web.

2010
Rottman, Andre. “Michael Krebber.” Artforum, November: 275.
“Michael Krebber.” ArtReview, September: 26.
Sanchez, Michael, “A Dose of Feeling”, Texte Zur Kunst issue. 79/September 2010 “Life at
Work”
Smith, Roberta. “The Body, Whole or in Parts,” New York Times. Tuesday, July 5. p. C1, C7.

2009
Hirsch, Faye, “Exhibition Reviews: Michael Krebber, Greene Naftali,” Art in America,
January, pp.107-108.
Krebber, Michael. “What Is Courbet? A Portfolio By Michael Krebber.” Artforum
May: 348-55
“René Magritte’s Période Vache at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.” MAY nr. 1.
Rubinstein, Raphael, “Provisional Painting,” Art in America, May, pp. 123-135.

2008
Brunner, Bettina, “Michael Krebber”, Frieze, Issue 113, March, p. 184
Goldstein, Andrew. “Artist Michael Krebber: Board to Pieces.” New York Magazine. 23 Sep.
Guenzel, Ann-Katrin, “Michael Krebber: ‘Pubertaet in der Lehre’ Koelnischer Kunstverein,
21.6-23.9.2008,” Kunstforum Bd.193, September – October 2008, p.327-328.

2007
Coulson, Amanda, “Frankfurt: ICAL KRBBER PRODLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF
STRA”, Modern Painters, March
Pearson, Tony, Reviews: Michael Krebber, Time Out, December 5, p.41.

2006
Smith, Roberta, “Cologne as Mythic Hot Spot (Cue the Background Music),” The New York
Times, June 2.
Heubach, Friedr. Wolfr., “Karl Valentin, Michael Krebber, Pablo Picasso,” Grey Flags, 2006.
Smith, Roberta, “Michael Krebber: Connecting Sugar With Hollywood,” The New York
Times, April 28.
Saltz, Jerry, “Dandy,” The Village Voice, April/May, p. 73.
McMullen, Troy, “The Rising Cost of Cologne,” The Wall Street Journal, April 21.
Hainley, Bruce, “No Child Left Behind,” Whitney Biennial 2006, New York: Abrams.

2005
Goldstein, Ann, “Best of 2005,” Artforum, December.
Graw, Isabelle, “Best of 2005” Artforum, December.
de Rijke, Jeroen, “The Artists’ Artists, Best of 2005,” Artforum, December.
Birnbaum, Daniel, “Secret Sharer,” Artforum, October, p. 220-227.
Kelsey, John, “Stop Painting Painting."
Morgan, Jessica, “Formal Education.”
Davis, Nicole, “A New Lease On Painting,” artnet.com, February 9.
Dath, Dietmaer, "Elektronische Kindermusik,"
Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitlung, April 16
Bell, Kristy, "Formalism. Modern Art, Today" Frieze, March.
Panhans-Buhler, Ursula, "Formalismus – Modern Kunst, heute," Texte zur Kunst, March.
Diedrichsen, Diedrich, "Formalismus," Artforum, March

2004
Briegleb, Till, "Art Deco, Helmut Berger, Dieter Roth," Suddeutsche Zeitung, December 7.
Unruh, Rainer, "Formalismus. Modern Kunst heute," Kunstforum International,
November/December.
Seidel, Martin, "Deutschland sucht," Kunstforum International, September/October.

2003
Grubbs, David: “Bestellt und Nicht Abgeholt”, Text zur Kunst, December.
“Don’t Miss”, Time Out New York, November 6-13.
Williams, Gregory, “Michael Krebber: Greene Naftali Gallery”, Artforum International,
Summer.
Smith, Roberta, “Michael Krebber”, The New York Times, April 18.
“Don’t Miss”, Time Out New York, April 10-17, 2003.
Niklaus, Laila, "Michael Krebber in der Galerie Christian Nagel. Auf der Suche nach den
Koordinaten der Welt", Die Welt - Berliner Kunstmarkt – January 31.

2002
Diederichsen, Diedrich, "Die Daemonen der neuen Romantik", Frankfurter Allgemeine.
Sonntagszeitung, November 3.
Koegel, Alice, "Weisse Karten", Stadtrevue, Nr. 5, May.
LvB: "Michael Krebber, Kraftwerk", Golf aktuell, Heft 2, May.
Hess, Barbara, "Michael Krebber", Flash Art, March-April.

2001
Frangenberg, Frank, "Der Kuenstler im Steinbruch der Tradition", Koelner Stadtanzeiger,
November 24-25.
Martin Coomer: “Michael Krebber: Interim Art”, Time Out New York, October 3-10.
Searle, Adrian, "Never trust a painter", The Guardian Europe, Dienstag, October 25.
Kempkes, Anke ,"Playful Turn", Texte zur Kunst, March.
Wiensowski, Ingeborg, "Michael Krebber", Kultur Spiegel, Heft 3, March.
Graw, Isabelle "Die Zweifel des Malers", Die Zeit, Nr. 8, February 15.
Podeschwa, Isabel, "Isabel Podeschawa ueber Michael Krebber", Artist Kunstmagazin,
Nr. 2, May-July.

2000
Eichwald, Michaela, “Tourist-Hochtourist-Junior. Wat willte witten. Vom Michael Krebber,
1993 (fuer die Ausstellung Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin) Abdruck bei: dieselbe:
Gewaertigen gegenwaertigen. 10 Jahre.

1999
Althoff, Kai, “Text fuer die Ausstellungsbroschuere der Ausstellung in der Galerie Meyer
Kainer, (noch nicht gedruckt).

1998
Ratcliff, Carter, “Dandyism and Abstraction in a Universe Defined by Newton”, Artforum,
December: 82-89.

1997
Müller, Christopher, “Michael Krebber in der Villa Arson”, Nizza, Texte zur Kunst, Nr. 26,
June.

1995
Pryde, Josephine, “Standreview Michael Krebber bei Christian Nagel”, Texte zur Kunst, Nr.
19, August.

1994
Ohrt, Roberto, “Kuenstlerraenke (Intriguing Artists)“, Parkett: Nr. 42.

1993
Graw, Isabelle, “Durchschlaege. Eine Ausstellung und drei Kataloge“, Artis, December
1992/Januar 1993.

1992
Wiederabdruck in Noema, Nr. 38, January.

1991
Wulffen, Thomas, “Krebber’s Punch and Judy Show”, Flash Art, October.

1990
Koether, Jutta, “Michael Krebber, Galerie Christian Nagel”, Artforum International,
December.
Weaver, Frank, “Michael Krebber, Sylvana Lorenz”, Artscribe, May.
Diederichsen, Diedrich, “Mein Material ist der Papagei. Diedrich Diederichsen im Gespraech
mit Michael Krebber“, Jahresring, Nr. 37, Muenchen.

1989
Graw, Isabelle, “Eurobummel”, Flash Art, Nr. 137, June
Schmitt, Paula, “General Idea, Galerie Meyer-Hochmeister, Karlsruhe und Krebber,
Michael, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart”, Artis, January.

1988
Metzger, Rainer “Arbeiten am Selbstverstaendlichen: Michael Krebber”, Wolkenkratzer, Nr.
1988.

1986
Albert Oehlen: „Michael Krebber. Zaesur in der Biographie eines Kritiksuechtigen“, Szene
Hamburg, February.