Born 1964, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

EDUCATION
1985-92
Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany

1992
Paris Stipend, Kunstakademie Master Student

1998
Peter Mertes Stipend

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
GROßE SPRITZTOUR, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
GROßE SPRITZTOUR, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (catalog)

2015
On Hold, Greene Naftali, New York

2014
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

2013
Focus: Monika Baer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2012
Return of the Rear, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

2011
Murals and Muse, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2009
Reliktion Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg
o-to-i, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
In Ketton, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

2008
New Works, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2007
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (with Thomas Bayrle)

2006
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenossische Kunst, Münster

2005
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Unter Birken, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

2003
Jäger, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Hotel My Room, Berlin (with Sigune Sieve)

2002
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

1998
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (with Paul McCarthy)
Kunstverein, Bonn (with Johannes Wohnseifer)
Galerie Luis Campaña, Cologne

1997
La Casa d’Arte, Milan
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland

1995
Galerie Luis Campaña, Cologne

1993
Galerie Luis Campaña, Cologne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
The Absent Museum, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Infected Foot, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Monday is a Day Between Sunday and Tuesday, curated by Lisa Offermann,
Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Plages, Campoli Presti, London

2016
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, MUMOK, Vienna
Der Schatten des Körpers des Kutschers, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, Germany
House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
1989, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich; traveled to MUMOK, Vienna.
Le Souffleur: Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

2014
Made in L.A. 2014, (shown with LAMOA by Alice Konitz) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Queensize: Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, Collectors Room, Berlin
Netz. Vom Spinnen in der Kunst, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Light Night, Wallspace, New York, curated by Kristina Kite
Beating Around the Bush, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht Country, The Netherlands

2013
Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, curated by Andrew Roth and Alex Kitni
HERstories, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Not Yet Titled. Neu Und Für Immer, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Stag, dispari & dispari project, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Das Neue Fleisch, After the Butcher, Berlin, Germany
Pan und Plan, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tirol, Austria
Chat Jet. Malerei ihres Mediums, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria

2012
From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Happy Fainting of Painting, Zwinger Galerie, Berlin
Monika Baer, Kim Gordon, Nick Mauss, Mathew, Berlin

2011
Hysteria, Laughter and a certain sense of seriousness, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zürich
Augusts Llen, Artclub Wien, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna

2010
Yes or Yes, Yes or Yes, one night exhibition, Nice and Fit, Berlin, Germany, December 9, 2010
Sent by Mail, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Das Potosi-Prinzip, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin;
Museo Nacional de Arte and Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folclore, La Paz
Paradise Lost-Holidays in Hell, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2009
Inside the Tree/The Tree Inside, Kunstbunker- Forum fur zeitgenossische Kunst, Nurenberg
Cave Painting Curated by Bob Nickas, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, and PSM Gallery, Berlin
Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1), Burger Collection, Berlin
Round Up, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

2008
Form und Grund, (with Thomas Eggerer and Amelie von Wulffen), Galerie Belvedere, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna
Galerie Belvedere, Atelier im Augarten, Vienna (with Amelie von Wülffen, Thomas Eggerer)

2007
Documenta 12, Kassel
Shandyismus, Autoschaft ais Genre, Kunsthaus Dresden, Stadtis Galerie fur Genewartsjunst, Dresden

2006
Next to kin, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
The Swan is Very Peaceful…, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Beaufort 2006, Kust Brengt, Kunst, Beaufort

2005
Kunstverein Freiburg, FlasBack, Freiburg

2004
Glue, Kunst und Musik, Monika Baer, Sigune Sievi, DJ Mo: Berlin
Art and the Afterall Effect, Play Space Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (Curated by Meredith Goldsmith & Jenee Misraje)

2003
Diving Trips: Drawing as Reportage, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
deutschemalerei2003, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Falling Angels, Greene Naftali, New York
Monika Baer, Sigune Siev, Hotel My Room, Berlin

2001
Botschaft, Düsseldorf

2000
Malerei VI, Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne

1999
Snowflake Office, Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Düsseldorf (with Alice Creischer)
New Painting from Germany, Deitch Projects, New York
Schnellel Porsche…, Galerie Kerstin Engholm, Vienna

1998
Snowflake Office, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

1997
A Hell of A Change, Kulturhuset Stockholm
Liberace Che…, Galerie Sabine Schmit (in collaboration with Vera Gliem, Cologne)
Portrait-human figure, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich
Malerei V, Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne

1995
Early Learning, Entwistle, London
Der fokussierte Blick, Kleve (K), van der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal (K)
Malerei III, Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne

1994
WM-Karaoke, Portikus, Frankfurt
Zu Besuch bei. . . Nicolai/Bochynek in Duisburg

1992
Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne
Galerie Jablonka, Cologne
Rotterdamse Kunst, Stichting

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Bell, Kristy, “Performing the Personal: the Art of Monica Baer”, Frieze, p106-111, Issue 184, Jan-Feb

2016
Eggerer, Thomas, “Booze Arts: Thomas Eggerer on Monika Baer”, Artforum International, Vol 54, No. 8, April 2016, pp.111
“Monica Baer at Kestner Gesellschaft”, Contemporary Art Daily, November 8
Bankowsky, Jack, “Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age,” Artforum, Summer: 383- 422
“Monika Baer,” The New Yorker,  11 January: 12
Schwendener, Martha, “Monika Baer,” The New York Times, 8 January: C28
Wilson, Michael, “Monika Baer, ” Time Out New York,  January: 51

2015
Roffino, Sara, “25 Most Collectible Midcareer Artists”, Blouinartinfo.com , September 3
Starship, summer 2015, (cover and reproductions) pp.70-75
Monika Baer, texts by Lisa Dorin and Alex Kitnick, published by Williams College Museum of Art and Art Institute of Chicago
Guan, Frank, “Critics’ Picks: Monika Baer”, artforum.com, December 11
Halle, Howard, “Critics’ Pick,” TimeOut New York, December: 58

2014
Armstrong, Patrick, “Monika Baer: Art Institute of Chicago”, Frieze d/e, No. 14, May, pp.116-117
Eichler, Dominic; Oetker, Brigitte, “Eye Bait”, interview, PS: Jahresring 61 – Jahrbuch für Moderne Kunst, ed., Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2014
“NETS – Weaving Webs in Art”, exh. cat., Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld
Baer, Monika; Buchmann, Sabeth, “Unter Aufsicht – Über Thomas Eggerer bei Friedrich Petzel, New York”, Texte zur Kunst, March 2014, pp. 235-239

2013
Kitnick, Alex, “Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks”, pp.12-15, catalog, published by Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
Macmillian, Kyle, “Coming into ‘Focus’”, Chicago Sun-Times, Monday, October 21, 2013, pp.26-27
Baer, Monika; Foumberg, Jason, “Monika Baer: 500 Words”, Artforum.com, November 4, 2013
Foumberg, Jason, “Eye Exam: Goodbye, Good Taste”, Newcity Art, (web), December 3, 2013
“HERstories at Bonner Kunstverin”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), August 21, 2013
Lorch, Catrin, “Berlin will nur umarmen”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 23, 2013, pp. 11
Cahier, No. 18, January – March 2013, Dusseldorf, pp. 1–12

2012
“Group Show at Mathew”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), May 22, 2012
“’TEXT TEXTILE TEXTURE’ at Barbara Weiss”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), April 20, 2012
Baer, Monika; Stakemeier, Kerstin, artforum.com, June 2, 2012
Biswas, Allie, “Culture Talks, Valeria Napoleone and her Catalogue of Exquisite Recipes”, AnOther Magazine, September 27, 2012

2011
Miller, John; Hafner,  Hans-Jürgen;  Rebentsich, Juliane, “Monika Baer”, catalogue, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Berlin/ Los Angeles 2011
“Monika Baer at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), April 25th, 2011
“Feminismus!”, Texte zur Kunst, December, 2011, pp. 113–119

2010
Hanne Loreck, “Die Provokation des Imaginären: Uber Monika Baer in der Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin”, Texte Zur Kunst, March 2010, pp. 214 – 218.
Bruce, Laura, “Monika Baer”, Bomb, Number 113, Fall 2010, pp. 62-63
Stillman, Nick, “Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting by Bob Nickas”, RES, March, 2010, pp. 150-151, 157
“Monika Baer at Barbara Weiss”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), August 19, 2010

2009
Hafner, Hans-Jurgen, “Rhetorik des Malerischen”, Spike, Winter 2009, pp. 134 – 135
Nickas, Bob, “Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting”, Phaidon, pp. 180 – 183
Werthern, Wilhelm, “Monika Baer”, LE MONDE diplomatique, November, 2009, pp. 3
Lorch, Catrin, “Busen an Jeansnaht”, Suddeutsche Zeitung, October 31 / November 1, 2009, pp. 20
Finel Honigman, Ana, “Monika Baer, Galerie Barbara Weiss”, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/art_news, October 15, 2009
Hafner, Hans-Jurgen, “Archaologie an der Bildoberflache”, artnet.de, June 4, 2009
Allen, Jennifer, Some GridsMousse Magazine, Issue #18, April/May, pp. 33-35

2008
Goldstein, Ann, “Best of 2008,” ArtForum, December, pp. 285.
“Ideal Syllabus: Monika Baer”, Frieze Nr. 119, November/December, pp. 40-41
Tanja Widmann, Flecken, Spritzer, Rauch, Schleier, Schliere, Form und Grund, Texte zur Kunst, Heft 72, December, pp. 164-166
Elke Buhr uber Monika Baer, Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Edition Zeitverlag, Munich

2007
Draxler, Helmut, “Shandyismus, Autorenschaft als Genre”, exhibition catalogue, Seccession Wien, Kunsthaus Dresden, Merz Akademie Stuttgart
Rottman, Andre, “Reviews: Monika Baer/Thomas Bayrle at Galerie Barbara Weiss,” ArtForum, p. 380, 381 (rep.)
Hinrichsen, Jens, “Monika Baer and Thomas Bayrle at Galerie Barbara Weiss,” Der Tagesspiegel, July 7, pp. 25.
“Monika Baer”, Monopol Kompak

2006
Miles, Christopher, “Surrealist shows she has the chops,“ The Los Angeles Times, Friday, March 24, 2006, p. E14-E15, illus.

2004
“Art and the Afterall Effect,” Afterall, Fall Issue

2003
“Monika Baer, Galerie Barbara Weiss,” u-Spot, No 0/2003, p. 22
Eichler, Dominic, “Performance,” Frieze, Issue 79, pp. 86-89

2002
“Smoke Gets In Your I: Monika Baer at Galerie Barbara Weiss,” Texte zur Kunst, Issue 47, September, pp. 183-186
Eichler, Dominic: “Monika Baer/Galerie Barbara Weiss,” Frieze, Issue 69, p. 110

2000
Smolik, Noemi: “Monika Baer: Mozart, Pig’s Head, and the Unknown,” Frame, July/August Issue, pp. 128-129

1999
Smolik, Noemi: “Monika Baer/Galerie Luis Campana,” Artforum, No.2, pp. 105-106

1998
“Lady’s Choice: Monika Baer and Paul McCarthy/Portikus, Frankfurt,” Frieze, No. 43, December, pp. 85-86