About the artist
She is one of the most important and versatile German artists of all: Rosemarie Trockel, who first studied anthropology, theology and mathematics in the 1970s before moving to Cologne to study art and design, produces sculptures, drawings, installations and objects that are out of the ordinary - unpredictable, enigmatic and alive.
Her industrially produced "wool pictures" with woven-in logos ranging from the original German wool seal to the Playboy bunny made Rosemarie Trockel famous in the 1980s. Her work "Haus für Schweine und Menschen" ("House for Pigs and People") caused a sensation at documenta X in 1997, in 1999 she was the first artist in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and internationally she has exhibited at MoMA in New York, Boston, and Chicago, among others.
Ambiguous content, full of cunning provocations and often hidden abysses - Rosemarie Trockel never makes it easy for her audience, and at the same time her art is far too exciting and emotional for anyone not to want to engage with it.
Latest Exhibitions (Selection)
2020, "A Gift of My Parents," Nick und Vera Munro Stiftung, Hamburg
2017, “Plus Quam Perfekt,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2017, "And I Found Her Bitter. And I Hurt Her." Sprüth Magers, Berlin
2017, "Knitted Works," Skarstedt, London
2015, Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më, Kunsthaus Bregenz
2014, Rosemarie Trockel, Aspen Art Museum
2013, A Cosmos, Serpentine Gallery London
2012, Tea Party Pavillon, Documenta 13 Kassel
2010, Verflüssigung der Mutter, Kunsthalle Zürich
2008, Favourite Things, Donald Young Gallery Chicago
2005, Post-Menopause, Museum Ludwig Köln
2000, Drawings, Centre Pompidou Paris
1998, Werkgruppen: 1986 – 1998, Kunsthalle Hamburg