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Judith Hopf: biography, selected museum exhibitions, public collections and shows at kaufmann repetto

 

biography

Judith Hopf was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1969. She lives and works in Berlin.

Spanning video, performance, sculpture and installation, Judith Hopf’s practice aims to provoke gaps and openings in power relations and order, inserting slapstick humor, the domestic and the absurd into the space of art. Self evident and seemingly infallible hierarchies are derided and overturned, favoring instead a spirit of non-conformity that questions our preconceptions and stereotypes. Using her immediate environment as a creative point of departure and vernacular, everyday objects and materials, Hopf’s formal questions playfully translate into political and social ones. She is Professor and Vice-Rector of Fine Arts at the influential Städelschule art academy in Frankfurt.

 

selected museum exhibitions

She has had solo shows at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2016); Neue Galerie, Kassel (2015); PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014); Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; Studio Voltaire, London; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2013); and Malmö Konsthal (2012).

She has also participated in dOCUMENTA (13), La Biennale de Montréal, and the Liverpool Biennial.

 

public collections

hopf’s work is held in the collections of FRAC Île-de-France, Paris; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Madre Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples; Mumok Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Museion, Bozano; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt; SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Syz Collection, Geneva.

 

shows at Kaufmann Repetto

grow, 2021, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
! Hear Rings !, 2016, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Cracking Nuts, 2014, solo show at kaufmann repetto New York
A Sudden Walk, 2012, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Selected solo exhibitions

2021
GROW, kaufmann repetto, milan
Luft, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin 

2020
Judith Hopf and Jonathan Penca, Condo London 2020 – Deborah Schamoni at Hollybush Gardens

2019
Alifi, Metro Pictures, New York

2018
Judith Hopf: OUT, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Stepping Stairs, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2017
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
up, Galerie Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Great Hall Exhibitions, The Institute of Fine Arts at nyu

2016
Up, Museion, Bolzano
! Hear Rings !, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2015
MORE, Neue Galerie, Kassel

2014
Untitled (1-4), PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin
On time, Maumaus Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon
Cracking Nuts, kaufmann repetto gallery, New York

2013
A Line May Lie, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen
From Down, From Up & In Between, Fondazione Morra Greco/Progetto XXI Fondazione Donnaregina, Naples
Testing Time, Studio Voltaire, London
SUN UP / SUN DOWN, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Double Feature (screening), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

2012
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
A sudden walk, kaufmann repetto, Milan
end rhymes and openings, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

2011
Spoken from a Balcony, Alex Zachary, New York
Galerie croy nielsen, Berlin

2010
Contract entre les hommes et l’ordinateur, After The Butcher, Berlin

2009
fini!, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna

2008
Nose up!, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Zählen, Galerie Croy Nielsen, Berlin

2007
Türen with Henrik Olesen, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
What do you look like?, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna

  • 2006
    Secession, Vienna
    What do you look like, a crypto damonic mystery, Caso Institute for Art and Design, Utrecht
    No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night, (with Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Deborah Schamoni und Ines Schaber), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
    The Uninvited, WBD, Berlin

2003
Bei mir zu Dir, WBD, Berlin
Hey Production, Cubitt Gallery, London; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

2001
Adieu Vorhölle, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick

 

Selected group exhibitions

2021
Enjoy – die mumok Sammlung im Wandel, Mumok, wien
Crip Time, MMK, Frankfurt

2020
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, new york

2019
40,000.A Museum of Curiosity, 14th Small Sculpture Triennial, Alte Kelter, Fellbach
MASK, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn; Aargauer Lunsthaus, Aarau
Contemporanee/Contemporanei, campus Santa Marta, Verona University, Verona
Stance & Fall – A Wavering World, Martha Herford Museum, Herford

2018
I’m a Believer, Lenbachhaus, Munich
La Complainte du Progrès, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan
Knock Knock: Humour In Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, london
Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials, Kunsthaus Hamburg, hamburg; GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen

2017
Specular Windows. Reflections on the Self and the Wider World, 21er Haus, Vienna
Hard to Picture – A tribute to Ad Reinhardt, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Animal Farm, kaufmann repetto, New York
Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg

2016
12×12, IBB video space, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
INHABITED BY SCULPTURES, CAB, Brussels
Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal
Carpet for a Lord, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Bad Visual Systems, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Kalte Gesellschaft #2, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz
Surfaces of You, FRAC-Ile-de-France-Le Plateau, Paris

2015
Species, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris
Die Marmory Show II, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Duh? Art & Stupidity, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
The School of Kyiv, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
Animal photographers, Acud Projectraum, Berlin
All We Are, Gdanska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk
Your lazy eye, LiMac – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima, Madrid
“Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth” – Oscar Wilde, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
#catcontent, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen

2014
Abandon the Parents, SMK Statens Museum for Kunst
A Needle Walks into a Haystack, 8th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, Long Island City
The Present of Modernism, Mumok Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
The New Gravity, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
The Promise, Arnolfini, Bristol

2013
Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Some End of Things, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Chat Jet (Part 2) – Sculpture in Reflection, Kunstlerhaus KM – Halle fur Kunst & Medien, Graz
Triennale for Video Art, Mechelen
Fellbach Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture, Fellbach
Words of Love and Life, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
KUKUK, Deborah Schamoni, Munich

2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel
House of Card, Gallery Grey Noise, dubai
You are right, it flows much better this way, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna
How Much Facism?, Extra City, Antwerp
Keine Zeit, 21er Haus Belvedere, Vienna
Ein Zimmer, Galerie Kamm, Berlin

2011
How to Work (More for) Less, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Ernste Tiere, Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn
Priority Moments, Herald St, London
Beziehungsarbeit – Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna
Kalte Gesellschaft, Kw #3, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Weltraum. Die Kunst und Ein Traum, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Please Go Around The Construction Area By The Lights And Over The Traffic Island (And Other Stories), Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf

2010
I must say that at first it was difficult work, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo
Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
Publics and counterpublics, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville
KW69 #2, cactus craze by Jean-Michel Wicker in collaboration with Gregorio Magnani, KunstWerke, Berlin
Gestures – Performance and Sound Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
Accrochages, Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
E-Flux Rental, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Römer, Schloß Solitude, Kunststiftung Baden Würthemberg, Stuttgart

2009
See this sound, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Slow Movement, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Scorpio`s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Collaborations, Autocenter, Berlin
The Show Continues Upstairs, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Celebration, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
twice upon a time, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
The Rehearsal, Hollybush Gardens, London
Breathless, Markthalle Wien-Mitte, Vienna
Palindrom, Hermes & der Pfau, Stuttgart
Berlin-Paris, a gallery exchange, GB agency, Paris

2008
Draw a straight line and follow it, Tate Modern, London
Twice upon a time, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna
Reality check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Were, There, Severe, Thin Line, Galleria Alessandro De March, Milan
The Krautcho Club / In and out of Place, Project Space 176, London
FIKTION.NARRATION.STRUKTUR, Artnews Projects, Berlin
Konzepte der Liebe, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
1, 2, 3… VANGUARDIAS. El arte como el arte contextual, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
Old News 4, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
History Acts, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

2007
Virtuosic Siblings, Red Cat, Los Angeles
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London
Interaktion I, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick
Zorn Agression, Kunstraum Goethestrasse, Linz
Body City – Video Department, Docklands, Dublin
The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, SLG South London Gallery, London

2006
1,2,3…Avant-Gardes, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
New Ghost Entertainment-Entitled, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden
Happyness, Berlin Biennale, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin
40 Jahre Video Kunst.de, Kunsthalle Bremen, bremen; Zentrum für Kunst und Medietechnologien, Karlsruhe; Städtische Galerie im Lehmbachhaus, Munich; Museum der Bildenden Künste Leibzig, Leibzig; K21Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Judith Hopf/ Katrin Pesch, Saki Satom, Michaela Schweigers, Klaus Weber, Galerie Walbröl, Düsseldorf

2005
100 Radiodays, De Appel Museum, Amsterdam
Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist´s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Ways in / Ways Out, Kunstverein Horn, Horn

2004
Shizorama, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Atelier Europa, Kunstverein München, Munich
Open Screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Das Politische ist privat – und peinlich, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
6. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle

2003
Hey Production, Cubitt Gallery, London
Temporary no good Universe, Kunstiftung Baden Württemberg, Stuttgart
Windstösse, Kunsthaus, Dresden
Ort des Gegen, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, stuttgart
Haupt und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Performance Festival Public Affairs, mumok Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna
Tirol Transfer, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
8. Biennial of Fine Arts, Havana

2002
Gewalt ist der Rand aller Dinge, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Bei mir zu Dir, Galerie WBD, Berlin
Hossa, Centro Culturale, Antracx
Die Kraft der Negation, Theater der Welt Köln/Volksbühne, Berlin

2001
Auf offener Strasse, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin

2000
Out Monster the Monster 1, Kunstbank, Berlin
Out Monster the Monster 2, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich

1999
Mille Plateaux, Volksbühne Ost, Berlin
As best Kontingenz, Gesellschaft der Freunde für junge Kunst e.V., Baden Baden
Tableaux Vivante, Jazz Club, Berlin

1998
supermarkt, Shedhalle Zürich, Zurich
Park Fiction, Hamburg

1997
Emptiness, Gallerie~laden, Berlin
La Saison, Galerie Neu, Berlin
The Funky Side of Zürich, Shedhalle Zürich, Zurich

1996
now here, section “?”, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
Pension Forum Stadtpark, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Professionalität wieder gesucht, Forum Stadtpark, Graz; MWMWM, New York

1995
when tekkno turns to sound of poetry, Shedhalle, Zürich; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

1994
gamegirl, Shedhalle Zürich, Zurich; Kunstverein München, Munich

 

Public projects

2017
Hand and Foot for Milan, Milan City Life
A Line, Scandinavium Arena, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Grants and prizes

2015
Ruth Baumgarte Prize

2007
Lucas Kranach Kunstpreis der Stadt Kronach

2005
Stipendiatin des Kunstfonds Bonn Stipendiatin des Landes Niedersachsen

2004
Stipendiatin der Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (mit N.Sadr Haghighian)
Projektförderung durch das Künstlerinnenprogramm Senat für Forschung

2003
Preisträgerin des Gasag Kunstpreis 2003, Berlin

2002
Stipendium der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
Projektförderung durch das Künstlerinnenprogramm Senat für Forschung, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin für den Videofilm: “Bei mir zu Dir”

2001
Stipendium der Deutsch-Französischen Kulturrates, dreimonatiger Studienaufenthalt in Paris

2000
Projektförderung durch den Senat für Kultur und Wissenschaft für den Videofilm: “Hey Produktion”

1999
Stipendium des Senates für Forschung Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin

 

Screenings

(collective video projects with Ariane Müller, Gunter Reski, Florian Zeyfang, Natascha Sadr Haghighian)

2018
Sculpture Moderne, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

2013
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

2012
Malmö Konsthall

2006
Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Oberhausen

2005
Cinemateque of Los Angeles, Egypt Theater, Los Angeles, U.S.

2005
Galerie Meerrettich, Pavillion der Volksbühne Ost, Berlin 2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.

2004
e-flux, KunstWerke Berlin, Berlin

2004
Artists Space, New York

2003
Wiederholung Wiederholen, b_books, Berlin

2003
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg

artforum, 2018

kunstkritikk, 2018

elephant, 2018

Mousse, 2016

Artforum, 2016

Camera Austria, 2015

cura, 2015

frieze, 2014

Mousse, 2014

Art in America, 2014

Artforum, 2013

mousse, 2012

Afterall, 2010

Afterall, 2010

mousse, 2010

Frieze, 2007