Rita Ackermann






Born in Budapest, Hungary, 1968
Lives and works in New York


1989–92 Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
1992 – 1993 The New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture (Hanes Foundation) New York


Solo Exhibitions

forthcoming, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.


Don't Give Me Salad (Nurses), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.


Gentlemen, I Need Air, HOTEL, London.


Court Toujours, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.


Collage 1993–2005, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Jump On Me, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn.


Listen to the Fool's Reproach, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Memoires d'Une Jeune Fille Rouge, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.
Ördögök, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris.


Snowfall in August, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Holland (cat.)


Style Show for the Levitation of the Strong American Women, The Deep Gallery, Paris.
The only way to get to my vagina is through Jesus!, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.


Lost and Found Notes, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.
God's Little Helpers, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna.
Corvette, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.


Revelation, Parco Gallery, Tokyo.
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York (with Ana Axpe)


Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens.
Just Do Whatever You Want, Bartok 32 Galeria, Budapest.
Songs of Sirens, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.


The Good, The Bad and The Evil, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.


If Anyone Hurts My Brother, I'll Kill That..., Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.


The Birth of Tragedy, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich.
out of the blue into the black, Interim Art, London.
It Doesn't Matter if You Love Me or Not...I'll Be Always There For You..., Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens.


After Dinner I'm Gonna Shoot You But Before I'll Take a Shower, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.



Group Exhibitions

curated by_vienna 09: Rita Ackermann and John Stezaker, curated by Matthew Higgs, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna.
The Glamour Project, conceived by Glamour Magazine, Lehmann Maupin, New York.


Peanut Gallery, curated by Joe Bradley, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL, Asia Song Society, New York.
I Love the Horizon, curated by Daniel Baumann and Andro Wekua, Le Magasin, Grenoble (cat.)
Artist's Self–Portraits 1966 – 2008, James Fuentes LLC, New York.
Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, Annandale–on–Hudson, New York.
2008 Whitney Biennial, curated by Donna De Salvo, Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)


Fit to Print, curated by Tom Duncan, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Radio Daniéle, curated by John Kelsey with Christopher Williams and Dawson Weber, Radio Bologna, Bologna.
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, curated by Matthew Higgs, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale–on–Hudson, New York.
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MoCA Miami, Miami; Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada (cat.)
Beyond Zero, Peres Projects, Athens.
Tease, Mireille Mosler, Ltd, New York.
Between Two Deaths, ZKM, Karlsruhe (cat.)
Other Scenes, curated by Aaron Rose, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (cat.)


VAC colección valencia arte Contemporáneo, IVAM, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia (cat.)
A Woman on Paper, Stephan Haller Gallery, New York.
Flesh Records, Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, New York.
Hrafnhilder Arnardottir & New York Artists, Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik.
The Kate Moss Show, curated by Rita Ackermann with Oliver Zahm, Photography Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
The Unhumane Society, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Denial is a River, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY.
Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (cat.)
Mid–Life Crisis, curated by Tara Subkoff and Ivana Salander, Salander–O'Reilly Galleries, New York.
Die Jugend von heute / Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.
Mixed Emotions, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (cat.)
Dark, curated by Jan Grosfeld and Rein Wolfs, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (cat.)
While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body, Migrosmuseum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.


I Throw Herring to the Dog, curated by Lillian Ludlow and Marcella Mullins, Canada, LLC, New York.
The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School, New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York.


What's New, curated by Jhim Lamoree, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.
Les Années Fatales, Boutique Celine, Avenue Montaigne, Paris.
Concrete Castle, curated by Rita Ackermann, Confort Moderne, Poitiers.
Next Generation: Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (cat.)
The Dreamland Artist Club, curated by Peter Eleey, Creative Time in conjunction with a public project for Coney Island redevelopment, Coney Island, NY.
Strategies of Desire, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (cat.)
Out of Bounds, Confort Moderne, Poitiers.
The Human Face is an Empty Force, a Field of Death, curated by Angelblood, Annett Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.


Anti–Pure, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Kunsthalle St.Gallen; Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal (cat.)
After Matisse Picasso, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.


The Woman Show, Urban Experience, New York.
Statements (six), A Project by Dornbracht, New York; Art Cologne, Cologne (book)
Violence the True Way, curated by Lizzi Bougatsos and Rita Ackermann, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.
It's Official, Urban Experience, New York.
Personalische Plans/Personal Plans – The drawing – from life plan to world projection, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel.


Rennaisance 2001, Urban Experience, New York.
Christmas Show, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris.
Prodigal Prodigy, curated by Theo Tegelaers, White Box, New York (cat.)


Superpredators, curated by José Freire, CRP, Brooklyn, NY.
Presumed Innocent, curated by Stephanie Moisdon and Marie– Laure Bernadac, Museé d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (cat.)
Elysian Fields, curated by Purple Institute, Centre Georges Pompidou, Museé d'Art Moderne, Paris (cat.)
Kim's Bedroom, curated by Kim Gordon, MU Art Foundation, De Witte Dame, Eindhoven; Parco Gallery, Tokyo (cat.)


Dope, American Fine Arts, New York.
Young and Serious, Ernst Museum, Budapest (cat.)
Too Wide Enough, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York.
Janviers en Bourgogne 1999, XN, curated by Stephanie Moisdon Tremblay, Nicholas Trembley and Hans–Ulrich Obrist, Espace des Arts, Calon–sur–Saone.
Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from The Logan Collection, curated by Daniela Salvinioni, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.


Transfiguration, curated by Darcey Steinke, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York. More Fake, More Real, Ever Closer, curated by Robert Evren, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New York (cat.) I Love New York: Crossover der aktuellen Kunst, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (cat.) Auf der Spur – Kunst der 90er Jahre Im Spiegel Von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich. Dessins, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris. Portrait – Human Figure, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.


Ruhm und Ehre, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz.
Display – International Exhibition of Painting, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (cat.)
Angel, Angel, curated by Cathrin Pilcher, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (cat.)
Some Kind of Heaven, curated by Sadie Coles and Eva Meyer Stoller, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg; South London Gallery, London (cat.)
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southhampton.
Corner House, Manchester.
The Name of the Place, curated by Laurie Simmons, Casey Kaplan, New York.


'Fucking Biscuits' and other drawings, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam.
The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art, Andreas Binder Gallery, Munich.
Sugar Mountain, curated by Paul Ha and Andrea Scott, White Columns, New York.


Culture Is Our Business, curated by Aaron Rose, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, and First Draft Gallery, Sydney.
Hard Comforts, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown (cat.)
Currents '95: Familiar Places, curated by Lia Gangitano and Milena Kalinovska, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Purple 8 1/2, organized by Purple Prose, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris (documentation)
Human/Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Auction Benefit, White Columns, New York.


Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield.
Who are we? What are we? Where did we come from?, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Windows on Broadway, New York.
Benefit Exhibition / Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
(One night show), curated by David Greenberg and Diego Cortez, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York.
Splat Figures, curated by Bill Arning, White Columns, New York.


Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York.
Lucky Kunst, Close–up, London.



Curatorial Projects

Abat–Jour, curated with Agathe Snow, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

The Perfect Man, White columns, New York.

Trade, White columns, New York.

Indigestible Correctness I, curated with Lizzi Bougatsos, Participant Inc, New York.




Montevideo with Emily Sundblad, Between Two Deaths, Karlsruhe.
Montevideo with Emily Sundblad, Speakeasy, Sculpture Center, New York.

INVISIONISTAS, Kling and Bang Gallery, Rijavik.
Concrete Castle, Confort Moderne, Poittiers.

Angelblood, Kenny Schechter/ ROVE, New York.

Angelblood, Anti-Pure curated by Gianna Jetzer Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Krachtal.

The Deer Slayer, Shadow Puppet Show, Alleged Gallery, New York.




Jump On Me, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn.

45 Second Animation, commission for MTV.




Labia Minora Angelblood, CD on Captain Trip/Printed Matter, Tokyo/New York.

Masses of Daggers Angelblood, CD on Captain Trip, Tokyo.

S/T , Angelblood.

Solo Record by Rita Ackermann, on Estatic Peace/Thurston Moore.