Biography

Peter Zimmermann (b. 1956 Freiburg, Germany) lives and works in Cologne, Germany. His amorphous epoxy paintings and the depth and density of his materials yield multidimensional effects of shifting light and color. Zimmermann uses Photoshop filters to manipulate personal images, as well as art historical images from books. His process reflects the social shift from a centrally-organized dissemination of knowledge to crowdsourcing; his abstract paintings examine the terms of contemporary visual depiction—that it is no longer possible to look at an image without also encountering a multitude of digital visual contexts. Zimmermann graduated from the Staatliche Akademieder Bildenden Künstein Stuttgart in 1984. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany; Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany; and Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, UK. Zimmermann's work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Neue Galerie Graz in Austria; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris; and the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, among others.  

 

 

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BORN

1956, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld
Nunu Fine Art, Taipei
Petra Gut, Zürich

2017

Marcus Ritter, Leipzig
German Embassy / Deutsche Botschaft, London
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Mark Peet Fisser Gallery, CZ ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Luca Tommasi, Milano, Italy
solarized, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2016
Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany
Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
Hartlepool Art Gallery, UK

 

2015
Nunu Fine Arts, Taipeh, Taiwan
Laleh June Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

 

2014

Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Galerie Nosbaum und Reding, Luxemburg

 

2013
Undertones, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI, USA
Johyun Galerie Busan, Korea
crystal & fruits, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore
chrome, dirimart Galerie Istanbul, Turkey

 

2012
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
滴 drop, Galerie Perrotin, Hongkong

 

2011
Panorama, Kunstforum und Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich, Germany

 

2010
Kith an Kin, Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Next of kin, dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2009
Galeria Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany
All you need, Museum Moderner Kunst Klagenfurt (MMKK) (cat.)

 

2008
Currents, Columbus Museum of Arts, Columbus, OH, USA
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2007
wheel, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany
Reliance, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

 

2006
Capas de gelatina / Layers of jelly, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga (cat.)
DistritoQu4tro, Madrid, Spain
Cialis, Xanax…, Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

 

2005
New Paintings, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
OMR Gallery, Mexico City (with Thomas Grünfeld), Mexico

 

2004
Before After, Delaware Center of Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, USA
Poles and Pokers, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Peter Zimmermann. Malerei, 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen, Germany

 

2003
x-pollination [hængning og høring] (with Claus Carstensen), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum,
Esbjerg (cat.)
Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2002
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY, USA
Zipp, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel

 

2001
20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen, Germany
Flow, Kunstverein Heilbronn (publ.)

 

2000
Galerie Six Friedrich & Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Concurrent Realities, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2017

Spring 2017, Gaa Gallery Cologne Project Space, Cologne, Germany

 

2016

Carousel, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA
Sundays, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2013
To Open Eyes – Kunst und Textil vom Bauhaus bis heute, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Happy Birthday, Galerie Perrotin / 25 Years, Tripostal, Lille, France

 

2012
The slide show, Mekanism Skateboards, with Olafur Eliasson, Katharina Grosse, Guyton/Walker, Albert Ohlen, David Reed, Anselm Reyle, Dirk Skreber, Josh Smith, Peter Zimmermann, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand
formal? mit Thomas Grünfeld, Wilhelm Mundt, Andreas Schultze, Rainer Splitt, Jens Wolf, Peter Zimmermann, Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich, Germany
Shibboleth, öffentlich/privat – Thomas Locher und Peter Zimmermann, Frederiksberg, Denmark

 

2011
Farbe im Fluß, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

 

2010
Slick surfaces, Kulturform Witten, Germany
Beauty is Diamond, Galerie Laleh June, Basel, Switzerland

 

2009
Exquisite Corpse Drawings, Armory Show, New York, NY, USA
Reloaded, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Extended, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Sammlung der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (cat.)

 

2008
Platicismes, Centre Cultural Sa Nostra, Palma, Majorca, Spain
There is Desire left (Knock, knock) Werke aus der Sammlung Mondstudio, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Vetrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland – collector’s choice, Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
A Truly German Saving Grace, Norma Desmond Production, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Open Space featuring European Kunsthalle, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
There is Desire left (Knock, knock) Werke aus der Sammlung Mondstudio, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Abstrakt abstract, MMKK - Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria

 

2007
gmg, Gallery Marina Goncharenko, Moscow, Russia
Strange Brew, curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann, Max Lang Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Small is beautitul, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. New York, NY, USA
Mechanism, Projektraum Galerie Janssen, Berlin, Germany
National Geographic, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Moskow Biennale, Russia

 

2006
Different Realities, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
floating forms, abstract art now, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

 

2005
Waters and Watercolours, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Der Kunst ihre Räume, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
The Dazzling Show, Galerie Cristian Roellin, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA
Vom bild // zum Bild. Metarmorphose, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Spinnwebzeit, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Ratatouille, 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen, Germany
Nach Rokytník. Die Sammlung der EVN, Museum Moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Das schwarze Quadrat, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
Miradas y conceptos, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
10 Years!, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany

 

2004
Rodolphe Janssen feat Michael Janssen, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Thomas Locher. Wilhelm Mundt. Peter Zimmermann, Galerie Six Friedrich & Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany
Schöner wohnen, Platform voor aktuele kunst, Waregem, Belgium

 

2003
Der silberne Schnitt. 25 Jahre Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstgriffe, Hessische Landesbank, Frankfurt am Main (cat.)
Der weite Blick, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Ohne Titel, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Preview 2003, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, USA
ReProduction 2, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Schweigen, Oberlandesgericht, Cologne, Germany
New Abstract Painting. Painting Abstract Now. Abstraktion in der Neuen Malerei, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (cat.)
For All, Jack Helgesen Collection, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (cat.)
Parr Pictures (still cheap), 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen, Germany

 

2002
Art & Economy, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Swing Club, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
Zipp, Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Schwarzwald Hochstraße, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Shopping. 100 Jahre Kunst und Konsum, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
von … der Farbe, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Kunst nach Kunst. Art after Art, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
ReProduction, Galerie Bernard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany
Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI, USA
Iconoclash, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bilder einer Bank – Die Neuerwerbungen, WGZ-Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2001
Jackson Pollock, Galerie Zwinger, Berlin, Germany
Der Larsen Effekt. Prozesshafte Resonanzen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria

 

2000
Reality Bites, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany
The Very First, Galerie Rivet, Köln / Cologne, Germany
Orbis Terrarum. Ways of Worldmaking. Carthography and Contemporary Art, Museum Plantin Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium
Zeitgenossen / Contemporarians: Malerei / Paintings, 20.21 Galerie Edition Kunsthandel, Essen, Germany
Griffelkunst, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
Möbel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Stanze, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bozen / Bolzano, Italy
Close Up. Oberfläche und Nahsicht in der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst und im Film, Kunstverein im Marienbad, Freiburg im Breisgau, Kunstverein Baselland, Basle, and Kunstverein Hanover, Germany