Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, 2008
Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, 2008


1936 Born in Cologne, Germany  
Staatliche Werkakademie (State Art Academy), Kassel, 1. Staatsexamen (equivalent of M.F.A.) 
Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17, Paris  
1961 Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia 
1961 Fulbright Fellowship  
Returned to Cologne. Taught at Pädagogische Hochschule, Kettwig, and other institutions  
Taught at University of Washington, Seattle; Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Jersey; Philadelphia College of Art  
1978 Award: National Endowment for the Arts  
1993 Award: Golden Lion (shared with Nam June Paik), Venice Biennale 
1994 Guest Professorship, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg 
1997 Regents Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley  
1998 Prize of Helmut-Kraft-Stiftung, Stuttgart  
Taught at Cooper Union, New York (Professor of Art Emeritus)  

Award: Peter-Weiss-Preis, Bochum

Lives in New York (since 1965)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Castles in the air, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2011 Hans Haacke 1968, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge/Mass, USA
2010 Hans Haacke: Show and tell, Fondatione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
2008 Hans Haacke, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA  
2006 Hans Haacke wirklich, curated by Matthias Flügge, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Hans Haacke - wirklich Werke 1959-2006, curated by Robert Fleck, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA 
2011 After the Gold Rush. Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Paradigm Shift Serralves Collection 60's 70's, MUSAC, León, Spain
Beziehungsarbeit - Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria
Freedom of Speech, Kunstverein Hamburg; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany 
2010 The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York, USA
Taking Place, Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
MOCA's First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Kunst und Kalter Krieg - Deutsche Positionen 1945-2098, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin; Germanisches National Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Time as Matter. MACBA Collection, New Acquisitions, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain 
2008 The Return of Religion and Other Myths, Central Museum Utrecht; BAK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, San Francisco Auseum of Modern Art, USA
What Was Then ... This Is Now, MoMA PS.1, New York, USA
Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 
2007 New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Mask, James Cohan Gallery in collaboration with Joseph G. Gerena Fine Art, New York, NY  
2006 The Message Is the Medium, curated by Marshall Reese, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Here + Now, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, USA
Fourteen Artists/Fourteen Years: Mahaffey Fine Art, curated by Annette Dixon, PortlandArt Museum, Portland, USA
Zero: International Avant-garde of the 50s and 60s, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London, UK
Monuments for the USA, California College of Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Kritische Gesellschaften: Kunst, Kritik und die Versprechen des Kapitalismus, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bewegliche Teile-Formen des Kintetischen, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Occupying Space-Sammlung Generali Foundation, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Kontexte der Fotografie, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
behind the facts. Interfunktionen 1968-1975, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
MIRRORICAL RETURNS: Marcel Duchamp and the 20th Century Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan 
2004 A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA
Behind the Facts, Interfunktionen 1988-1975, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain. Traveled to Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Art and Utopia, Action Restricted, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-1970s, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, USA. Traveled to Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Moscow-Berlin, Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia
70/90 Engagierte Kunst, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Bewegliche Teile, Formen des Kinetischen, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Mirrorical Return, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan 
2003 Air, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Traveled to UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Berlin-Moskau, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany