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Judith Hopf: biography, selected museum exhibitions 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.

 

shows at Kaufmann Repetto

vent’anni – twenty years, 2020, group show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Animal Farm, 2017, group show at kaufmann repetto Milan
! Hear Rings !, 2016, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Cracking Nuts, 2014, solo show at kaufmann repetto New York
Una piccola storia, 2014, group show at kaufmann repetto New York
A Sudden Walk, 2012, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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upcoming solo exhibitions

2020
kaufmann repetto, milan

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2019
Alifi, Metro Pictures, New York

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

2017
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Judith Hopf, Galerie Deborah Schamoni, Munchen
Great Hall Exhibitions, The Institute of Fine Arts at NY, New york

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 Kunstverein, Lingen
From Down, From Up & in Between, Fondazione Morra Greco, 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
Judith Hopf: end rhymes and openings, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

2011
Spoken from a Balcony, Alex Zachary, New York

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 Secession, 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, Kunstwerke, Berlin
    The Uninvited, WBD, Berlin

2003
Bei mir zu Dir, WBD, Berlin

2001
Adieu Vorhölle, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick

 

Selected group exhibitions

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

2019
MASK, 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 New Zealand
Kalte Gesellschaft #2, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tyrol
Surfaces of You, FRAC-Ile-de-France-Le Plateau, Paris

2015
Duh? Art & Stupidity, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
The School of Kyiv, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
Animal photographers, Acud Projectraum, Berlin
All We Are, Gdanska Galeria Miejska, Poland
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, copenaghen
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
Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
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

2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel
House of Card, Gallery Grey Noise, dubai

2011
How to Work (More for) Less, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

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

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
Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
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
1, 2, 3… VANGUARDIAS. El arte como el arte contextual, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao Virtuosic Siblings, Red Cat, Los Angeles
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London
Interaktion I, Kunstverein Braunschweig
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
Saki Satom, Klaus Weber, Michaela Schweiger, Judith Hopf + Katrin Pesch, 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
Teilnahme an der 6. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle

2003
Hey Production, Cubitt Gallery, London
Temporary no good Universe, Kunstiftung Baden Württemberg, Wurtemberg
Windstösse, Kunsthaus, Dresden
Ort des Gegen, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, stuttgart
Haupt und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Teilnahme an dem Performance Festival Public Affairs, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna
Tirol Transfer, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Teilnahme an der 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; KunstWerke, 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

Sculpture Moderne, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2018)
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2013)
2Malmö Konsthall (2012)
Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Oberhausen (2006)
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. (2005)
e-flux, KunstWerke Berlin, Berlin
Artists Space, New York
Wiederholung Wiederholen, b_books, Berlin
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg
collective video projects with Ariane Müller, Gunter Reski, Florian Zeyfang, Natascha Sadr Haghighian

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