photography

Christian Boltanski /   Christian Boltanski

France 1944

Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Painting

www.christian-boltanski.com

Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski
Male
France
1944
December 23, 2014
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Christian Boltanski, born in 1944, is a French sculptor, photographer, painter and film maker. Self-taught, he began painting in 1958 but first came to public attention in the late 1960s with short avant-garde films and with the publication of notebooks in which he came to terms with his childhood. The combination in these works of real and fictional evidence of his and other people’s existence remained central to his later art. As well as presenting assemblages of documentary photographs wrenched from their original context, in the 1970s he also experimented inventively with the production of objects made of clay and from unusual materials such as sugar and gauze dressings. These works, some of them entitled Attempt at Reconstitution of Objects that Belonged to Christian Boltanski between 1948 and 1954, again included flashbacks to segments of time and life that blurred memory with invention.

In the 1970s photography became Boltanski’s favoured medium for exploring forms of remembering and consciousness, reconstructed in pictorial terms. After 1976 he handled the medium as if it were painting, photographing slices of nature and carefully arranged still-lifes of banal everyday objects in order to convert them into grid compositions that reflected the collective aesthetic condition of contemporary civilization in a stereotyped way. In the early 1980s Boltanski ceased using ready-mades (objets trouvés) as a point of departure. Instead he produced “theatrical compositions” by fashioning small marionette-like figures from cardboard, scraps of materials, thread and cork, painted in colour and transposed photographically into large picture formats. These led to kinetic installations in which a strong light focused on figurative shapes helped create a mysterious environment of silhouettes in movement.

In 1986 Boltanski began making installations from a variety of materials and media, with light effects as integral components. Some of these consisted of tin boxes stacked in an altar-like construction with a framed portrait photograph on top, for example the Chases School. Such assemblages of objects again relate to the principle of reconstruction of the past. Such works, for which he used portrait photographs of Jewish schoolchildren taken in Vienna in 1931, serve as a forceful reminder of the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis. In the works that followed, such as Reserve, Boltanski filled whole rooms and corridors with items of worn clothing as a way of prompting an involuntary association with the clothing depots at concentration camps. As in his previous work, objects thus serve as mute testimony to human experience and suffering.

Boltanski’s work has been exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, among other institutions. His work is currently held in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Boltanski lives and works in the Malakoff neighborhood of Paris with his wife, Annette Messager, with whom he occasionally collaborates on projects.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015One Million Years - System and SymptomMuseum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, BaselGroup
2014Inventory of Objects Belonging to a Young Man of Oxford: Christian BoltanskiModern Art Oxford, OxfordSolo
2014Christian Boltanski - The Heartbeat ArchiveArsenals Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), RigaSolo
2014Heritage 2: Sammlungen sammelnKunstmuseum Thun, ThunGroup
2014White on White – Color, Scene, and SpaceHiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,HiroshimaGroup
2014InsidePalais de Tokyo, ParisGroup
2014I’m Still HereMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, EstocolmoGroup
2014The Hidden Picture - Collecting Art at IngCobra Museum, AmstelveenGroup
2014Symétrie Exotique - les AbattoirsFRAC Midi-Pyrénées, ToulouseGroup
2014International Art Exhibition of the 5th OrientOrient'Art Express Festival, OujdaGroup
2014Magiciens de la terre, retour sur une exposition légendaireCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2014Le Mur, La collection Antoine de GalbertLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2014(Mis)Understanding - Werke und Manifeste zur FotografieMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2014In the Meantime, the Narrative ArtistChengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, SichuanGroup
2014The Disappearance of the firefliesCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2014Crime in ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), CracoviaGroup
2014Do it MoscowGarage Museum of Contemporary Art, MoscúGroup
2014Full House - 15 Years of Inventory and Exhibitions at Aeroplastics ContemporaryAEROPLASTICS contemporary, Bruselas Group
2014The Paradox of SculptureNational Academy Museum, Nueva York, NYGroup
2014Vis-à-vis. Portraits in the Department of Prints and DrawingsStädel Museum, FrankfurtGroup
2014Colección Del Ivam. Xxv AniversarioIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, ValenciaGroup
2014Variation. Lo Obsesivo Como Forma De Paisaje En La Colección Fundación ArcoCentro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), MadridGroup
2014AmerikaCamberwell Space, LondresGroup
2013Christian Boltanski - Grosse Hamburger StrasseKewenig Galerie, BerlinSolo
2013Christian Boltanski - BewegtKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgSolo
2013Butterfly EffectKemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2013Butterfly EffectKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
2013Anni '70. Arte a RomaPalazzo delle Esposizioni, RomaGroup
2013With A Probability Of Being Seen. Works, Projects And Documents In The Collection And The Archives Of The Foksal GalleryFoksal Gallery, VarsoviaGroup
2013Remuer ciel et terre - les AbattoirsFRAC Midi-Pyrénées, ToulouseGroup
2013Foto Europa: 1840 to PresentThe Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MIGroup
2013Oeuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen 20 Ans D'acquisitionsPassage de Retz, ParisGroup
2013The Other Portrait MART - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto,RoveretoGroup
2013Arquivo VivoPaço das Artes, São PauloGroup
2013B.A.B.E - The Best Artists Books and EditorsImmanence, espace d'art contemporain, ParisGroup
2013Between Memory and ArchiveBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art,LisboaGroup
2013Critique and Crises. Art in Europe Since 1945Kumu Art Museum, TallinnGroup
2013Kunst mit der Kamera - Analoge Fotografie 1963 - 1996Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart Group
2013The Last LaughApexart, Nueva York, NYGroup
2013The Aesthetics of Photography - Five ElementsTokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,TokyoGroup
2013IMAGES FOR IMAGES, Artists for Tichy – Tichy for ArtistsGASK - Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná HoraGroup
2013Esthétique du livre d’artiste : Collections et inventairesFRAC - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur,MarsellaGroup
2013Setouchi Triennale 2013Setouchi Triennale, TakamatsuGroup
2013Love & DeathKODE, BergenGroup
2013The Desire for Freedom - Arte in Europa dal 1945Palazzo Reale, MilanoGroup
2013Through A Glass Darkly - Faces Past And PresentErnst Museum Budapest, BudapestGroup
2013Glanzstücke moderner Kunst-Werke der Goslarer Kaiserringträger (1975-2013)Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, GoslarGroup
2013Capitale(s) Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, MarsellaGroup
2012HeartbeatNachum Gutman Art Museum, Tel AvivSolo
2012Christian Boltanski - ChanceNetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamSolo
2012Electric Fields: Surrealism And BeyondPower Station of Art, ShanghaiGroup
2012Wagner 2013. KünstlerpositionenAdK - Akademie der Künste, BerlinGroup
2012FacesErnst Museum Budapest, BudapestGroup
2012Cartografías contemporáneas. Dibujando el pensamientoCaixaForum Madrid, MadridGroup
2012Cartografías contemporáneasCaixaForum Barcelona, BarcelonaGroup
2012La photographie en France, 1950-2000Maison Européenne de la Photographie, ParisGroup
2012Reality Bites The document in contemporary artWorks from Kiasma collection - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiGroup
2012Dream Walking in the Magical RealityNational Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, GwacheonGroup
2012XXX. Europaratsausstellung - Verführung Freiheit. Kunst In Europa Seit 1945Deutsches Historisches Museum - DHM, BerlinGroup
2012Using Photography - 1960s and 1970s Conceptual PhotographyMichael Lowe Gallery,Cincinnati, OHGroup
2012I WentMusée Guimet, ParisGroup
2012Artandpress Kunst. Wahrheit. WirklichkeitZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2012Group-show With Guest Gallery AjlartEpicentro art, BerlinGroup
2012Questions D’images (visages De Sable)Carré d´art - Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes,NîmesGroup
2012Narren. Künstler. HeiligeBundeskunsthalle, BonnGroup
2012Extra Large - Œuvres Monumentales De La Collection Du Centre Pompidou à MonacoGrimaldi Forum Monaco, MonacoGroup
2012Les chefs-doeuvre de la donation Yvon Lambert Collection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2012TiefenschaerfeStädtische Galerie Bremen im Buntentor, BremenGroup
2012Oltre il muroCastello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, TurínGroup
2012Fotografie Total - Werke Aus Der Sammlung Des MmkMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK),FrankfurtGroup
2012Manifesta 9 - ManifestaEuropean Biennial of Contemporary Art, AmsterdamGroup
2012Cultural luggageNational Art Museum of Ukraine, KievGroup
2012Fragments d'un discours oniriqueDomaine national de Chambord, ChambordGroup
2012Trouble in MindAgnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, OntarioGroup
2012Auf PapierKewenig Galerie, ColoniaGroup
2012ArtandpressMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2012Beyond MemoryMuseum on the Seam, JerusalénGroup
2012Chambres d'AmisSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GanteGroup
2012Ich bin ein Pariser Immanence, espace d'art contemporain, ParisGroup
2012Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk21er Haus, VienaGroup
2011Christian Boltanski – ReconstitutionGalerie Obrist, EssenSolo
2011Christian BoltanskiEs Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de MallorcaSolo
2011Christian Boltanski LivresFlorence Loewy, ParisSolo
2011Tour de France Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private CollectionsFrost Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
2011RemixChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VAGroup
2011HighlightsGalerie Klüser, MunchenGroup
2011HighlightsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2011Incongru. Quand l'art fait rireMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneGroup
2011Dangerously YoungMuseum Dr. Guislain, GanteGroup
2011Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?Deichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgoGroup
2011Atlas. How To Carry The World On One's Back?Sammlung Falckenberg, HamburgoGroup
2011Cambio de paradigma - Colección Serralves años 60-70Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2011Within Beyond BordersByzantine & Christian Museum, AtenasGroup
2011Circa 1986HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NYGroup
2011Ainsi Soit-il, Collection Antoine de GalbertExtraits - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, LyonGroup
2011The Collectors Show Part Of Vanuit Hier - Out Of HereStedelijk Van Abbemuseum, EindhovenGroup
2011Rollenbilder - RollenspieleMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
2011Staging the ArchiveMACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, ElvasGroup
2011Habiter la TerreBiennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle, MelleGroup
2011Out of Storage: Provisoire & DéfinitifMarres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, MaastrichtGroup
2011MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre GegenwartMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), FrankfurtGroup
2011Neue Realitäten. Von Warhol bis Havekost: Fotografie im Medium der DruckgrafikKupferstichkabinett, BerlinGroup
2011Exposition D’OuvertureLe Consortium, DijonnGroup
2011Masterpieces Of The 20th Century From The Collection Of The Valencia Institute Of Modern Art (ivam)Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, MoscúGroup
2011Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art ExhibitionLa Biennale di Venezia, VeneciaGroup
2011Undeniably MeGalerie Rudolfinum, PragaGroup
2011Entre-Temps- The Artist as a NarratorMinsheng Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2011Mr. MemoryGalerie Martine Aboucaya, ParisGroup
2011Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2011Cabin: CodexVisual Research Centre, Dundee, EscociaGroup
2011Sympathy for the DevilVanhaerents Art Collection, BruselasGroup
2011CUT SCHERENSCHNITTE. 20 aktuelle PositionenMMKK - Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten,KlagenfurtGroup
2011LE CHÂTEAUCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, BurdeosGroup
2011Selected PrintsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2011Selected PrintsGalerie Klüser, MunchenGroup
2011Objects of Devotion and Desire - Medieval Relic to Contemporary ArtLeubsdorf Art Gallery - Hunter College, Nueva York, NYGroup
2011Monanism - MonaMuseum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TASGroup
2011Aphasic DisturbanceChelsea space, LondresGroup
2011Absolute InstallationThe Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OsloGroup
2011The RestGalería Pepe Cobo, MadridGroup
2010Christian Boltanski: DanachKewenig Galerie, ColoniaSolo
2010Christian Boltanski - PersonnesHangarBicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, MilanoSolo
2010No Man’s LandPark Avenue Armory, Nueva York, NYSolo
2010Monumenta 2010 : Christian Boltanski - PersonnesGaleries nationales du Grand Palais, ParisSolo
2010Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts)Camden Arts Centre, LondresGroup
2010I Believe in Miracles - 10thanniversary of the Lambert CollectionCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2010Let´s DanceMusée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC, Val, Vitry-sur-SeineGroup
2010MemoryWestport Arts Center, Westport, CTGroup
2010ShadowDanceKunsthal KAdE, AmersfoortGroup
2010lluminations (After Arthur Rimbaud)Leila Heller Gallery, Nueva York, NYGroup
2010Thrice upon a timeMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, EstocolmoGroup
2010Collection Xxvi: The Artefactum YearsMulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-HeistGroup
2010CAPC ou la vie saisie par l'artCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, BurdeosGroup
2010Summer Interval '10Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, DüsseldorfGroup
2010Lebenslust und TotentanzKunsthalle Krems, KremsGroup
2010From Picasso to Gary HillCDMAC - Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura, Fortaleza, CEGroup
2010Setouchi Triennale 2010Setouchi Triennale, TakamatsuGroup
2010Ars Itineris - El viaje en el arte contemporáneoARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz Group
2010Conversations intimesMusée départemental de l’Oise, BeauvaisGroup
201011. Triennale Kleinplastik - Larger Than Life - Stranger Than FictionTriennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, FellbachGroup
201070s - Photography and Everyday LifeNetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2010La revanche de l'archive photographiqueCentre de la photographie, GinebraGroup
2010Modèles modèles 2Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, GinebraGroup
2010En Privado 2. La Opción DesamableEs Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de MallorcaGroup
2010Sin título, 2004-2010Galería Kewenig, Palma de MallorcaGroup
2010Photo-basedGalerie Klüser, MunchenGroup
2010Photo-basedGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2010In-Book Out-Book If-BookMuseo della Città, PerugiaGroup
2010Fiat Lux. Creación e IluminaciónMACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A CoruñaGroup
20101. Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst Ruhr 2010Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst,UnnaGroup
2010Haunted: Contemporary Photography Video PerformanceSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum,Nueva York, NYGroup
2010Grafik 2010Galerie Diede, BeulichGroup
2010Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH CollectionMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2010The first Haifa Mediterranean BiennaleMediterranean Biennale, HaifaGroup
2010Esprit, es-tu là?Galerie Christophe Gaillard, ParisGroup
2010C'est la vie ! Vanités de Caravage à Damien HirstMusée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, ParisGroup
2010Collection Porto : Museu Serralves - Domaine de KerguéhennecCentre d'Art Contemporain,BignanGroup
2010Años 70. Fotografía y vida cotidiana Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), SevillaGroup
2009Christian Boltanski - La vie possibleKunstmuseum Liechtenstein, VaduzSolo
2009Libertad, Igualdad, FraternidadCentro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, HuarteGroup
2009Twentysix Gasoline Stations ed altri libri d'ArtistaUna collezione - Museo Regionale di Messina, MessinaGroup
2009Ich ZweifellosKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
2009Guardami Il volto e lo sguardo nell'arte 1969-2009Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, LuganoGroup
2009Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad - ALCALÁ 31Sala de Exposiciones, MadridGroup
2009Dispositivos ópticos. La arquitectura como trayectorias de la miradaCentro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), SevillaGroup
2009PAISAJES CRUZADOS Miradas a la colección de Es BaluardEs Baluard Museu d’Art Modern,Palma de MallorcaGroup
2009HinterlassenschaftKolumba, ColoniaGroup
2009DARKSIDE II - Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und TodFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2009MESSIAHSMODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, DebrecenGroup
20094. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata-kenGroup
2009Gestern oder im 2. StockMünchner Stadtmuseum,MunchenGroup
2009Family TiesThe Israel Museum, JerusaleumGroup
2009Pas nécessaire et pourtant indispensable. 1979-2009 : 30 ans d’art contemporain à MeymacAbbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, MeymacGroup
2009Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 2nd PartMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea,PortoGroup
2009Libertad, Igualdad, FraternidadLa Lonja, ZaragozaGroup
2009PortraitsDaniel Varenne, GinebraGroup
2009Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 1st PartMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea,PortoGroup
2009Jahre Sammlung Kunstmuseum WolfsburgGegen den Strich - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg,WolfsburgGroup
2009Tier-PerspektivenGeorg Kolbe Museum, BerlinGroup
2009Entre-TempsPaço das Artes, São PauloGroup
2009SilencesMusée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), StrasbourgGroup
2009Selective KnowledgeITYS - Institute of Contemporary Art and Thought, AtenasGroup
2009Kunst und Öffentlichkeit. 40 Jahre Neuer Berliner KunstvereinNBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, BerlinGroup
20091968. Die Große UnschuldKunsthalle Bielefeld, BielefeldGroup
2009A mancha humana (the human stein)CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea,Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2009MythologiesHaunch of Venison - London, LondresGroup
2009Spazio Libro d’ArtistaPalazzo Manganelli , Catania, CTGroup
2008IN SITU: Les archives du coeurKewenig Galerie, ColoniaSolo
2008Christian Boltanski - les archives du CœurLa Maison Rouge, ParisSolo
2008Christian Boltanski - Les OmbresGalería Kewenig, Palma de MallorcaSolo
2008Christian Boltanski - Accident ChronicleFoto-Medium-Art Gallery, CracoviaSolo
2008Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceSalina Art Center, Salina, KSGroup
2008BesArtBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisboaGroup
2008Métamorphoses du quotidienMusée de l’Objet, BloisGroup
2008Made in munich - editionen von 1968–2008Haus der Kunst München, MunchenGroup
2008Manifesto MarathonSerpentine Gallery, LondresGroup
2008RUPTURES ET HERITAGES (les années 70)Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, BruselasGroup
2008Inner LightToyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota AichiGroup
2008One Way, One TicketIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, ValenciaGroup
2008Name DroppingMitterrand+cramer, art advisory, Ginebra Group
2008Reflections On Light - 30 YearsGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2008REFLECTIONS ON LIGHT - 30 years Galerie BerndGalerie Klüser, MunchenGroup
2008Reflections On Light - 30 Years Galerie Bernd KlüserGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2008Art tapes 22UAM - University Art Museum, Long Beach, CAGroup
2008Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceUSC Fisher Museum - University of Southern California,Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008Todas as historiasMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, PortoGroup
2008Regarde de toutes tes yeux regardeMusée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, NantesGroup
2008New at the NasherNasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NCGroup
2008Folkstone Triennial - Tales of time and spaceFolkestone Triennial, FolkestoneGroup
2008Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceThe John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FLGroup
2008WANÅS 2008: LossThe Wanas Foundation, KnislingeGroup
2008Traces du SacréCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2008Le Grand TourVilla Médicis, RomaGroup
2008BildpolitikenSalzburger Kunstverein, SalzburgGroup
2008Selective Knowledge - The National Bank of Greece Cultural FoundationEynard Mansion,AtenasGroup
2008Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-garde Cinema, 1890–2008Tate Modern, LondresGroup
2008Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceMcColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NCGroup
2008Beautiful PeopleCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2008Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary ArtICP - International Center of Photography, Nueva York, NYGroup
2008Art Metropole: The Top 100MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NSGroup
2007Inner LightToyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota AichiGroup
200720 ans du Musée d'Art ModerneMusée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-EtienneGroup
2007Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family CollectionRubell Family Collection, Miami, FLGroup
2007OUT OF TIME - Werke aus den SammlungenWeserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst,BremenGroup
2007Christian Boltanski, Monuments Noirs and Angelika Markul 'La Clarté SouterraineKewenig Galerie, ColoniaGroup
200730 40 Part IIMarian Goodman Gallery, Nueva York, NYGroup
2007Sound Art Limo, MelbourneAC Institute, Nueva York, NYGroup
2007Modern and contemporary art - especially portraitToyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota AichiGroup
2007Beautiful PeopleFries Museum, LeeuwardenGroup
2007Kopf an KopfKunsthalle Tübingen, TübingenGroup
200730 40 Part IMarian Goodman Gallery, Nueva York, NYGroup
2007Port Izmir 07Port Izmir, IzmirGroup
2007Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceHonolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HIGroup
2007Die zweite Avantgarde - Stiftung MoritzburgKunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, SaaleGroup
2007De leur temps(2) Art Contemporain Et Collections PrivéesMusee de Grenoble, GrenobleGroup
2007The ShadowCompton Verney, Compton Verney, WarwickshireGroup
2007IMAGES OF MAN todayARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, IshojGroup
2007Re-picturing the Past Picturing the PresentMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NYGroup
2007Beautiful People et la Blessure SecrèteCrac Alsace, AltkirchGroup
2007La chute des corpsFRAC - Auvergne, Clermont FerrandGroup
2007Concept: Photography – Dialogues & AttitudesLudwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, BudapestGroup
2007Que fait-on du blanc quand la neige fond ?Centre d'art image, imatge, AgrèveGroup
2007Ateliers - L'artistes et ses lieux de créationCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne,ParisGroup
2007Phantasmagoria: Specters of AbsenceMuseo de Arte del Banco de la República, BogotaGroup
2007MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2007Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de ReferenciaCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea,Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2007L'adhésion ça a du bon !Centre d'art image, imatge, AgrèveGroup
2007Sound Art Limo, NYAC Institute, Nueva York, NYGroup
2006Boltanski - ZeitMathildenhöhe, DarmstadtSolo
2006The Shadow - by Lea VergineSMS Contemporanea, SienaGroup
2006Eye on Europe - Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to NowMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York, NYGroup
2006DEFINING THE CONTEMPORARY Whitechapel Art Gallery, LondresGroup
2006 Arbeiten auf PapierGalerie Michael Haas, Berlin Group
2006Simple(s) & Élémentaire(s)Espace culturel François Mitterrand, PerigueuxGroup
2006Surprise, SurpriseICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, LondresGroup
2006Echigo-Tsumari Art TriennialEchigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata-kenGroup
2006The Grand PromenadeNational Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, AtenasGroup
2006Chefs-d'oeuvresCentral Slovakian Gallery, Banská BystricaGroup
2006Rendez vous en vigneFRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, MontpellierGroup
2006The Expanded Eye. SehenKunsthaus Zürich, ZürichGroup
2006Kunst und Photographie, Photographie und KunstGalerie Klüser, MunchenGroup
2006Kunst und Photographie, Photographie und KunstGALERIE KLÜSER 2, MunchenGroup
2006La force de l´art - SuperdéfenseLa Triennale, ParisGroup
2006The ChildToyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota AichiGroup
2006Da Monet a BoltanskiFondazione Magnani Rocca, ParmaGroup
2006Spurensuche - Vergesssen und Erinnern in der GegenwartskunstKunstmuseum Wolfsburg,WolfsburgGroup
2006La visíon impura - Fondos de la colección permanenteMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
2006Faites vos jeux! Kunst und Spiel seit DadaMigros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ZürichGroup
2006Faites vos jeux ! Kunst und Spiel seit DadaMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, SiegenGroup
2005Christian Boltanski - Prendre la paroleGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisSolo
2005De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy ShermanGalerie de France, ParisGroup
2005FAITES VOS JEUX ! Kunst und Spiel seit DadaAdK - Akademie der Künste, BerlinGroup
2005Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, ArtistsVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2005War is over - 1945 - 2005 la libertá dell'arte da Picasso a Warhol a CattelanGAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, BergamoGroup
2005Storie di sguardiForma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, MilanoGroup
2005Multiple Räume III. Film. Illusion Und Imagination In Der KunstStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenGroup
2005Film Ist und Als ob in der KunstStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenGroup
2005SchattenspielKunsthalle zu Kiel, KielGroup
2005Centre of GravityIstanbul Modern, IstanbulGroup
2005Spiel 04: Installation_PhotoBrot.undspiele galerie, BerlinGroup
200550 Jahre - Years documenta 1955 – 2005Kunsthalle Fridericianum, CasselGroup
2005The Collection XIIMuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntverpenGroup
2005No CommentsMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, PortoGroup
2005Christian Boltanski, Ilya KabakovKewenig Galerie,ColoniaGroup
2005Area '70Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, MilanoGroup
20055 ANSCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2005Play! The Art of the GameCobra Museum, AmstelveenGroup
2005BIG BANGMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2005Modèles modèlesMamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, GinebraGroup
2005SkyggespilBRANDTS , OdenseGroup
2005(my private) HeroesMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2005SchattenspielLandesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, LinzGroup
2005Correspondances Musée d'Orsay, Art contemporainMusée d´Orsay, ParisGroup
2005The state of things - ARTIUM Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-GasteizGroup
2005Only Make-Believe: Ways of PlayingCompton Verney, WarwickshireGroup
2005Laguna's Hidden Treasures: Art from Private CollectionsLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2005The Last Picture Show - Artists using Photography 1960-1982Miami Art Central, Miami, FLGroup
2005Mixed-Up ChildhoodAuckland Art Gallery, AucklandGroup
2005ContemporáneaFundación Juan March, MadridGroup
20051 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary ArtMoscow Biennale of contemporary art, MoscowGroup
2004Christian Boltanski : Le Théâtre d’ombres (1984-1997)Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme,ParisSolo
2004Christian Boltanski - ZeitKewenig Galerie, ColoniaSolo
2003Christian Boltanski - Entre TempsYvon Lambert, ParisSolo
2001Christian Boltanski - la vie impossibleAnhaltische Gemäldegalerie, DessauSolo
2001Christian Boltanski: Revenir - Objects, installation, photographyCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, VarsoviaSolo
2001Christian Boltanski - Coming and Going, Part IIMarian Goodman Gallery, Nueva York, NYSolo
2001Christian Boltanski - Coming And Going, Part IMarian Goodman Gallery, Nueva York, NYSolo
2001Christina Boltanski - Bilder des Jahres - Raum für KunstKunstverein Ravensburg, RavensburgSolo
2000Christian Boltanski - ReflexionMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MASolo