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Corinne Wasmuht


This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Corinne Wasmuht, at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, September 4 - October 4, 2008

Text by Zdenek Felix

Published by Friedrich Petzel Gallery

© 2008 Petzel Gallery, New York, Corinne Wasmuht


About the artist

Corinne Wasmuht (b. 1964, Dortmund, Germany)

Corinne Wasmuht was born in 1964 in Dortmund, Germany and currently lives in Berlin. Her works deals with issues such as globalization, economic crisis, the proliferation of technology, and modern warfare.

“Her current work is centered on creating an atmosphere that underlines that feeling of ‘information overload’ resulting from today’s profusion of mass technology and media. Wasmuht’s paintings of overlapping images confuse orientation and clarity, and the sheer scale of them allows the audience to become completely enveloped by the realm that she has created. The non-hierarchical composition becomes fragmentary, as if one is constantly receiving bits of information and collaging them together in a jumbled incoherent mix.”

Wasmuht studied at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf. She has exhibited widely and has had solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2017); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2016); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2014); Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany (2014); Petzel Gallery, New York (2012); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2011); Kunsthalle Nurnberg (2010); Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2009); Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2007); Kunstverein Hannover (2006); Kunstverein, Bonn (2004); Kunstahalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden (2003); Raum Aktueller Kunst, Wien (2002); Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (2000); arsFutura Galerie, Zürich (1998); Galerie Johnen & Schröttle, Köln (1997); Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln (1994).

Wasmuhut’s work has been featured in group shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (2018); Lenbachhaus, Munich (2017); Staedel Museum, Frankfurt (2015); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); KW Institute for contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateuabriand, São Paulo (2010); Nancy-Halle, Karlsruhe (2009); Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg (2007); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2006); Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden (2006); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2004); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2003); Palacio Conde Duque, Madrid (2001); Kunstahhle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (1999); and the Ulmer Museum, Ulm (1996), among many others.

Corinne Wasmuht has been the recipient of awards including the Heitland Foundation Award (2009); Art Award of the City of Offenburg (2011); Käthe-Kollwitz-Award (2014).