photography, installation

Dennis Oppenheim

United States 1938 - 2011

Installation, Sculpture, Environmental Art, Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Photography, Body Art

Dennis Oppenheim
Dennis Oppenheim
United States
December 21, 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.

Dennis Oppenheim was an American conceptual artist, performance artist, earth artist, sculptor and photographer.

He was born in small town Electric City, Washington state, in 1938. There was not much art about, but his mother encouraged his early aptitude. His father was an engineer, which may explain Oppenheim’s forays into sculpture with primitive engines and moving parts. After high school he attended the California College of the Arts in Oakland, then Stanford University. He moved to New York in 1966, later acquiring a house and a studio, plus several assistants, in Manhattan.

In 1969, documentation for Oppenheim’s land art project Annual Rings was shown at John Gibson Gallery, New York. In addition to gallery shows at Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, and Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, works were included in “When Attitude Becomes Form” in Berne and “Earth Art” at Cornell University, Ithaca – two of nineteen group shows the artist participated in that year.

Since the 1960s Oppenheim’s works have been included regularly in international group exhibitions, at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, Centre George Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel. Solo exhibitions have included the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Major retrospectives were presented at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal and P.S.1 in New York.

Dennis Oppenheim’s practice employed all available methods: writing, action, performance, video, film, photography, and installation with and without sound or monologue. He used mechanical and industrial elements, fireworks, common objects and traditional materials, materials of the earth, his own or another’s body. He created works for interior, exterior and public spaces.

Seminal works include Annual Rings, 1968, Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970, Attempt to Raise Hell, 1974, Scan, 1979, Digestion. Gypsum Gypsies, 1989, Device to Root Out Evil, 1997 and Bus Home, 2003.

Other public projects completed in 2010 are Journey Home for Grand Rapids, Garden of Evidence for Scottsdale, Arizona, Arriving Home for Chicago, Still Dancing for Toronto, Pathways to Everywhere for Calgary, Radiant Fountain for Houston, and Paintbrush Gateway for Las Vegas. His final work was Swarm, 2011, which is located on the campus of Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, CT.

Dennis Oppenheim lived and worked in New York City from 1968 and also in Springs, East Hampton, since 1985. Amy Plumb began as his assistant in 1977 and became his wife in 1998. He was good friends with his third wife, the sculptor Alice Aycock, and the artists Roger Welch, Bill Beckley and Vito Acconci. His first two children Erik and Kristin and granddaughter Erin live in Brooklyn, New York. His third child, Chandra, lives in Maine with her daughter Issa.

Oppenheim received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1969, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1974 and 1982, an Excellence in Transportation award from the State of California in 2003, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale in 2007.

He died in New York in 2011.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their AbsenceNational Academy Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2015Colazione da TiffanyGalleria Six, MilanGroup
2015The Sea - Salut D'honneur Jan HoetMu.ZEE, OostendeGroup
2014Dennis Oppenheim: S-T-A-BBronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NYSolo
2014Homage to Dennis Oppenheim (1938 - 2011, US)CCA Andratx, Andratx Solo
2014Dennis OppenheimMOTInternational London, LondonSolo
2014Dennis Oppenheim – Large DrawingsMAGI 900 - Museo delle eccellenze artistiche e storiche,BolognaSolo
2014Magnus scènes de l'imaginaire automateVilla Bernasconi, LancyGroup
2014Memory PalaceCAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2014TechnokinesisBlum & Poe, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014TechnokinesisBlum & Poe - NY, New York City, NYGroup
2014Projects #5 Zeichnung 1970 - 2013Stampa, BaselGroup
2014Liberdade em movimentoFundação Iberê Camargo, Porto AlegreGroup
2014The Paradox of SculptureNational Academy Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2014StoneNorthern Gallery for Contemporary Art, SunderlandGroup
2014Time::codeWhitebox Art Center, New York City, NYGroup
2014Extraordinaire - le Bel OrdinaireEspace d’art contemporain, BillièreGroup
2014Art By Te­Le­Phone... Re­Cal­LedLa Panacée, MontpellierGroup
2014if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?Stux Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2014dans ma cellule, une silhouette - La Ferme du buissonCentre d'art et de curiosités culturelles,NoisielGroup
2014Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists BooksBen Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design,Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Beyond Earth Art Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NYGroup
2014Les dérivés de la photographieFRAC Aquitaine, BordeauxGroup
2014L´éclipse de la figure - Les arts au mur Artothèque de Pessac , PessacGroup
2014CodexCCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Sur-RealWoodward Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Dennis Oppenheim: Thought Collision FactoriesHenry Moore Institute, LeedsSolo
2013La ville dessineGalerie nationale de la Tapisserie, BeauvaisGroup
2013Grands Papiers II - ArsenalMusée de Soissons, SoissonsGroup
2013Grands Papiers IIFRAC - Picardie, AmiensGroup
2013AccrochageGalerie Hans Mayer, DusseldorfGroup
2013Artists using Photography Gesso Artspace, Vienna Group
2013TypemotionZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2013Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of ObjectsSheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NEGroup
2013The Mediterranean Experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and meaningMMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, ThessalonikiGroup
2013Tattoo - The Face Of FreedomLutz Teutloff Galerie, BielefeldGroup
2013The CollectionSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2013ObscureVilla Renata, BaselGroup
2013When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969Fondazione Prada, VeniceGroup
2013Coulisses. L'exposition Anniversaire Des 30 Ans Du Frac AquitaineFRAC Aquitaine, BordeauxGroup
2013Bookhouse - La Forma Del LibroMARCA - Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, CatanzaroGroup
2013Generosity. Donations And Loans To The ZKM CollectionZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2013L'Arte è un romanzoPalazzo della Penna, PerugiaGroup
2013Continental Drift I & II - Konzeptkunst in Kanada: Die 1960er und 70er JahreBadischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Group
2013Video Vintage 1963-1983Beirut Art Center, BeirutGroup
2013Skin: An Artistic AtlasRHA Gallery - Royal Hibernian Academy, DublinGroup
2013Ladies & GentsSalomon Contemporary, New York City, NYGroup
2013romanticism utopiaKogart House, BudapestGroup
2013A Stone Left UnturnedYvon Lambert, ParisGroup
2013Ground. Materiality No. 2 (earth)Sorø Kunstmuseum, SorøGroup
2013DetouchedProject Arts Centre, DublinGroup
2013Landscape of DesireHEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, HerningGroup
2013Amazing! Clever! Linguistic! - An Adventure in Conceptual Art Generali Foundation, ViennaGroup
2012Dennis Oppenheim - Earthworks and Ground SystemsHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Speaking ArtistsBusan Museum of Art, BusanGroup
2012Building a CollectionParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2012Hysterical FantasyMagazzino d'Arte Moderna, RomeGroup
2012Poesie der Reduktion - Minimal, Concept, Land Art - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2012EnsemblematicSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2012Materializing ,Six Years,: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual ArtBrooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012The only rule is workGalerie Waalkens, FinsterwoldeGroup
2012Drawing is coming back in a big wayArsenal Gallery, BialystokGroup
2012Religion, Ritual, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary ArtThe Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OHGroup
2012Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving ImageLewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkGroup
2012Ar(t)chitectureMulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-HeistGroup
2012Post-MovementCristin Tierney Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Selection d'oeuvres modernes et contemporainesGalerie de Messine, ParisGroup
2012Art Foundation Mallorca Collection - Special EditionCCA Andratx, Andratx Group
2012Read Into ItDorfman Projects, New York City, NYGroup
2012The PiersLeslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Free Circulation: Works from Serralves Foundation´s CollectionInstituto dos Museus e da Conservação - imc, LisbonGroup
2012Traffic : Conceptual Art In Canada 1965-1980Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QCGroup
2012Gallery SelectionEaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLGroup
2012Vidéo Vintage 1963-1983 - Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2012Task Performance (Sala Polivalente)Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, LisbonGroup
2011Dennis Oppenheim - In MemoriamGalerie Hirshmann, BerlinSolo
2011Dennis Oppenheim - (1938 - 2011) In MemoriamGalerie Hirschmann, BerlinSolo
2011Ecstasy… Body, Art, LandGalerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, QCSolo
2011Dennis OppenheimCirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
201150 artists, a collectionFondation Maeght, Saint-PaulGroup
2011Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977The Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago, ILGroup
2011Arte Povera International Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, TurinGroup
2011Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?Deichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2011Cambio de paradigma - Colección Serralves años 60-70Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2011Werke aus der Sammlung MARTaKunst- und Kulturzentrum Monschau, MonschauGroup
2011Nude Visions - 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der FotografieKunsthalle Erfurt, ErfurtGroup
2011Systems in ArtRobert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VTGroup
2011Anxiety’s EdgeHonolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HIGroup
2011How to Philosophize with a HammerWhitebox Art Center, New York City, NYGroup
2011Sistemas, Acciones y Procesos. 1965-1975Fundación PROA, Buenos AiresGroup
2011Not For SalePassage de Retz, ParisGroup
2011Interventions in the Landscape  Galerie Lelong - New York, New York City, NYGroup
2011Off the Wall (Fora da Parede)Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, PortoGroup
2011Physical VideoQueensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2011Die Letzte Freiheit - Von den Pionieren der Land-Art der 1960er Jahre bis zur Natur im CyberspaceLudwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, KoblenzGroup
2011Construction in Process 1981 – the community thaMs2 – Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, LodzGroup
2011Braco DimitrijevicWhitebox Art Center, New York City, NYGroup
2011Puppen Projektionsfiguren in der KunstMuseum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-RotGroup
2011Land Art - Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2011TWENTY— FIVEFabian & Claude Walter Galerie, ZurichGroup
2011The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to TodayKunsthaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2011Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDGroup
2011Zwischen Ideal und MoralKunsthalle Vogelmann, HeilbronnGroup
2011LE CHÂTEAUCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, BordeauxGroup
2011Eco-Art - Pori TaidemuseoPori Art Museum, PoriGroup
2011Architecture Dessins UtopiesNational Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), BucharestGroup
2010The Body as SculptureMusée Rodin Paris, ParisSolo
2010Dennis OppenheimGalleria Fumagalli, BergamoSolo
2010Early WorksThomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2010Splash buildingsRoyale Projects, Palm Desert, CASolo
2010Bild für Bild - Film und zeitgenössische KunstMuseum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, DortmundGroup
2010Iles jamais trouvéesMusée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-EtienneGroup
2010Nude Visions - 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der FotografieWestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie,ViennaGroup
2010Sofa: Small Sculpture Fine ArtBuschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CAGroup
2010Sofa: Small Sculpture Fine ArtBuschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2010I Believe in Miracles - 10thanniversary of the Lambert CollectionCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2010THE BIENNIAL WINTER SALON 2010Elga Wimmer PCC, New York City, NYGroup
2010ATLAS ¿Cómo llevar el mundo a cuestas?Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
2010Without You I'm Nothing: Art and Its AudienceMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA),Chicago, ILGroup
2010Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?Museo MAGA, Gallarte, VAGroup
2010Art Foundation Mallorca Collection 2010 CCA Andratx, AndratxGroup
2010City-O-Rama10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2010Artpark: 1974-1984UB Art Galleries - University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NYGroup
2010Jonathan Borofsky, Martin Disler, Dennis OppenheimGalerie Albrecht, BerlinGroup
2010Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 - 1980Doris McCarthy Gallery - University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ONGroup
2010Between Here and There: Dislocation and Displacement in Contemporary PhotographyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Off the Wall Part 1: Thirty Performative ActionsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Isole mai Trovate – Islands never foundGreek State Museum of Contemporary Art,ThessalonikiGroup
2010Things evoke feelingsCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawGroup
2010The Facebook ShowMuseum of New Art - MONA, Pontiac, MIGroup
2010HumanMAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, NiceGroup
2010Inside Installations SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2010Modèles modèles 2 Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, GenevaGroup
2010Nude Visions - 150 Jahre Körperbildung in der FotografieVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2010CONCEPT 70Hohenthal und Bergen, BerlinGroup
2010DO REDO UNDOWIELS - Centrum voor Hedendaagse kunst, BrusselsGroup
2010On the Wall,Off the Wall: Modern American Masterpieces from the Permanent CollectionMississippi Museum of Art MMA, Jackson, MSGroup
2010Tracks and TracesPalazzo Ducale, GenoaGroup
2010Isola mai trovate ( Islands never found)Group
2010All about wordsMulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke-HeistGroup
2010DOUBLE BINDVilla Arson, NiceGroup
2010Nude Visions. 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der FotografieMKG - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2010Winter SalonBjörn Ressle Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Church, opera primaGalleria Six, MilanSolo
2009Dennis OppenheimMARCA - Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, CatanzaroSolo
2009Dennis Oppenheim - Attempt to Raise HellMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CASolo
2009Dennis Oppenheim Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin Solo
2009Burning Contract, Splash Building Swarm, Spiral MetamorphosisJanos Gat Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2009Dennis Oppenheim - Electric KissesMARTa Herford, HerfordSolo
2009Dennis Oppenheim: Performance Films 1970–1974Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SASolo
2009Essential Experiences - Palazzo RisoMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, PalermoGroup
2009Modern and Contemporary MastersBuschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CAGroup
20091969MoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2009Kunst x 80 I Jahr x 80Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2009See this Sound. Versprechungen von Bild und TonLentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LinzGroup
2009Love LettersMACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, RomeGroup
2009TimeKonrad Fischer Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2009Low Blow: And Other Species Of ConfusionStux Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 1st PartMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea,PortoGroup
2009Nude Visions - 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der FotografieMünchner Stadtmuseum, MunichGroup
2009The Puppet ShowFrye Art Museum, Seattle, WAGroup
2009Twilight Zone- Art hits designKunstraum Niederösterreich, ViennaGroup
2009PROJECTS 1Stampa, BaselGroup
2009Konzeptuelle Kunst auf PapierStädtisches Museum Abteiberg, MönchengladbachGroup
2009Sound of MusicTurner Contemporary, Margate, KentGroup
2009STILL MOVING STILLCultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist, Knokke-HeistGroup
2009PrivateVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2009The First Stop on the Super HighwayNam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-siGroup
2009LandMarkHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Paul McCarthy's Low Life Slow LifeCCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Vivre l'art - collection VenetEspace de l’art concret, Mouans SartouxGroup
2009The Puppet ShowContemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2009Vancouver Sculpture Biennale 2009-2011Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BCGroup
2008The Dennis Oppenheim WeeksKunstraum Potsdam, PotsdamSolo
2008Dennis Oppenheim: Large Scale Drawings for Selected Projects, 1977-1983David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, INSolo
2008Dennis Oppenheim: Safety ConesOlympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WASolo
2008Dennis Oppenheim: Imaginary MachinesPicker Art Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NYSolo
2008The Piece ProcessAnonymous Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008Aldrich Museum BenefitThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CTGroup
2008A stake in the Mud, A hole in the Reel. Land Art's Expanded Field 1968–2008CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, MadridGroup
2008The Map is not the TerritoryEsbjerg Kunstmuseum, EsbjergGroup
2008Imaginary Spaces: Selections from The Menil CollectionThe Menil Collection, Houston, TXGroup
2008IMPLANTThe Horticultural Society of New York Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008The wandering line: thinking thorough drawingArt Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SAGroup
20083500cm2Art Poster Project - Uqbar, BerlinGroup
2008Sculpture SupernovaArtcore Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2008Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and PlaceYellowstone Art Museum,Billings, MTGroup
2008That Was Then...This Is NowMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2008From Head to ToeStux Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008Artitsts see Artists Portraits 1895-1979Deborah Bell, Photographs, New York City, NYGroup
2008The Puppet ShowSanta Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2008Slought in Buenos AiresMAMBA - Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresGroup
2008En perspective, GiacomettiMusée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, CaenGroup
2008A stake in the mud, a hole in the reelMuseo Tamayo, Mexico CityGroup
2008Le armi dell'arteGalleria De Crescenzo & Viesti, RomeGroup
2008Die Hände der KunstMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2008In Collaboration: Early Works from the Media Arts CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008Second ThoughtsHessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NYGroup
2008Experimentelle Filme und VideosFabian & Claude Walter Galerie, ZurichGroup
2008the Collector: Sound of MusicMarres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, MaastrichtGroup
2008The Puppet ShowICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and PlaceBellevue Arts Museum,Bellevue, WAGroup
2008VriationsGalerie Sandrine Mons, NiceGroup
2007Studies, Drawings and other worksGalerie Sandrine Mons, NiceSolo
2007Dennis Oppenheim, Cortocircuito (short circuit)Galleria Repetto, Acqui TermeSolo
2007A selection from the collection of contemporary artKröller-Müller Museum, OtterloGroup
2007Slought in New YorkZONE: Contemporary Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Collectors year endArtcore Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2007Art is uninteresting completeGalerie Philipp Konzett, ViennaGroup
2007Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to NowMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Mapping the SelfMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2007Popularpop 2007Christopher Paschall s.xxi (former Galería EntreArte), BogotaGroup
2007Weltempfänger10 Jahre Galerie der Gegenwart - Hamburger Kunsthalle, HamburgGroup
2007EnsembleICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAGroup
200727th Biennial of Graphic Arts - The Unbound Eyes of AnxiousnesLjubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, LjubljanaGroup
200727th Bienniale Of Graphic Arts – From The Sternens To The Comic StripAlkatraz gallery,LjubljanaGroup
2007Lifting. Theft in ArtPeacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, ScotlandGroup
2007Bad Big LoveStux Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Paesaggi. Opere dalle collezioni del CAMeCCAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La SpeziaGroup
2007Klio - Eine kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2007Landscape & Memory IIHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2007Conceptual paper - Kenny SchachterROVE Projects LLP, LondonGroup
2007Ateliers - L'artistes et ses lieux de créationCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne,ParisGroup
2007What does the jellyfish want?Museum Ludwig, CologneGroup
2007Slought in Berlin: The New EpistemologyGalerie Heike Curtze, BerlinGroup
2007Not For SaleMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2007Monumental WorldSteve Martin Fine Art, Miami, FLGroup
2006Video Screening 2 - Dennis OppenheimCenter for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu,KitakyushuSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim - senza titoloFondazione Volume!, RomeSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim - Drawongs exhibitionNew Moment Ideas Gallery, BelgradeSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim: Salutations to the Sky Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim - Tactics: Early Video Works 1970-1974Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PASolo
2006Dennis OppenheimGalerie Pièce Unique, ParisSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim:RecallMOTInternational London, LondonSolo
2006Study for Hard Surface Tree - Arte 21Galería de Arte, CórdobaSolo
2006Dennis Oppenheim - The Assembly LineNeuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NYSolo
2006InterventionsThomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit ArtExit Art, New York City, NYGroup
2006TuttolibriGalleria Milano, MilanGroup
2006Director’s ChoiceHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006Photo-Kunst der letzten 40 Jahre in der Graphischen SammlungStaatsgalerie Stuttgart,StuttgartGroup
2006Selecció del fons de la galeriaArt Vall, Andorra la VellaGroup
2006busy going crazy. the Sylvio Perlstein collectionLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2006What War?Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NYGroup
20063500 cm² ad Assab OneAssab One, MilanGroup
2006Landscape in Kiasma's collectionsKiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiGroup
2006Artists at WorkCranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MIGroup
2006DwellASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZGroup
2006PARADISO & INFERNOMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, SalzburgGroup
2006Six Degrees of Separation 2Stux Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Sculpture Grande 06Gallery Art Factory, PragueGroup
2006Irritation des GleichgewichtsZentrum Paul Klee, BernGroup
2006Lovely Shanghai MusicHimalayas Art Museum (the former Zendai Museum of Modern Art) ,ShanghaiGroup
2006Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporainMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), TokyoGroup
2006Une simple question de tempsMusee Crozatier, Le Puy-en-VelayGroup
2006Anxious BodiesLinden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, VICGroup
2006Crisis of Modernism: The Post-Minimal RebellionMilwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2006Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration Of Landscape & PlaceUAMA - The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
2005Dennis Oppenheim: Aerial Water ClosetsEaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
2005Dennis Oppenheim. Tactile PoeticsChiesa di San Paolo, Modena, ModenaSolo
2005Dennis Oppenheim - Master of DesasterMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg,SalzburgSolo
2005Dennis Oppenheim - Master of DesasterMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna Solo
2005Dennis Oppenheim. Obra escogida, 1968-2004Sala Verónicas, MurciaSolo
2005Dennis Oppenheim. Taller de investigación sobre fondos del MNCARSMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridSolo
2005De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy ShermanGalerie de France, ParisGroup
2005Superstars - Das Prinzip Prominenz. Von Warhol bis MadonnaKunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaGroup
2005Videographies – The Early Decades - II CycleNational Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST,AthensGroup
2005Vancouver Sculpture Biennale 2005-2007Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BCGroup
2005Works on PaperMarlborough Chelsea, New York City, NYGroup
2005Summertime MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna Group
2005Videographies – The Early Decades - I CycleNational Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST,AthensGroup
2005Slide ShowCAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2005Overhead Underfoot - The Topographical Perspective in PhotographyWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2005Area '70Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, MilanGroup
2005Les Grands Spectacles - 120 Jahre Kunst und MassenkulturMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
2005BIG BANGCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2005Modèles modèlesMamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, GenevaGroup
2005Burlesques contemporainsJeu de Paume, ParisGroup
2005Honolulu to New York Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HIGroup
2005Domicile Privee-PublicMusée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-EtienneGroup
2005The giving personPAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, NaplesGroup
2005The Last Picture Show - Artists using Photography 1960-1982Miami Art Central, Miami, FLGroup
200580'sGalerie Alain Le Gaillard, ParisGroup
2005LandOta Fine Arts, TokyoGroup
2005Personal Mythologies - Earlier, Recent and Future AcquisitionsHonolulu Museum of Art,Honolulu, HIGroup
2005Das Biest und andere DämonenGemälde und Grafiken - Sprengel Museum Hannover,HannoverGroup
2005EXIT- Ausstieg aus dem BildZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe,KarlsruheGroup
2004Dennis Oppenheim - Alternative CurrentASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZSolo
2004Performing_soundsZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2004D’une Image Qui Ne Serait Pas Du Semblant. La Photographie Ecrite. 1950-2005Passage de Retz, ParisGroup
2004Yellow Pages et autre projects du Team 404Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain,GenevaGroup
2004legal IllegalWenn Kunst Gesetze bricht - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), BerlinGroup
2004Camera Action - Performance and PhotographyMoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Into the Light Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB, LisbonGroup
2004Another spaceKröller-Müller Museum, OtterloGroup
2004Becoming-Father Becoming-InfantBronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NYGroup
2004Contemporánea ArteColección Pilar Citoler - Sala Amós Salvador, LogroñoGroup
2004CoupleOta Fine Arts, TokyoGroup
2004Soleil VertMusse D’art Roger Quilliot, Clermont FerrandGroup
2004Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s−70sLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2004TemporalscapeHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Portraits Esso Gallery and Books, New York City, NYGroup
2004Evidence of Impact: Art and Photography 1963–1978Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2004The last picture showMARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, VigoGroup
2004Support - Die Neue Galerie als Sammlung - 1950 - HeuteNeue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2004Per amoreGalleria Civica d’arte contemporanea Montevergini, SiracusaGroup
2004Bearings: Landscapes from the IMMA CollectionIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinGroup
2004Paysages photographiquesGuy Ledune, BrusselsGroup
2004Behind the facts interfunktionen 1968-1975Fundación Joan Miró, BarcelonaGroup
2004The Last Picture Show - Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2004Under $2,000 Albers ZauggBrooke Alexander Editions, New York City, NYGroup
2003Dennis Oppenheim - Galloping Through the WestNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVSolo
2003Dennis Oppenheim: Submerged Vessels & Monumental DrawingsEaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
2003Dennis Oppenheim - Aspen ProjectsZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheSolo
2003Dennis Oppenheim - Aspen ProjectsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYSolo
2002Dennis Oppenheim: Select MasterworksEaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
2001Dennis Oppenheim - Landschaft und KörperLudwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, AachenSolo
2001Dennis Oppenheim: Land and BodyIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinSolo
2001Dennis Oppenheim: Studies and ProjectsDavid Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, INSolo
2000Dennis Oppenheim:Photo Documentation IIOta Fine Arts, TokyoSolo
1999New Acquisitions - Major Works by Dennis OppenheimThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
1998Dennis Oppenheim: New Work and ProposalsEaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FLSolo
1997Dennis Oppenheim: Theme for a Major HitOta Fine Arts, TokyoSolo
1997Dennis Oppenheim: Recent worksStädtische Galerie Nordhorn, NordhornSolo
1996Dennis Oppenheim - Land Body art in early 70'sMasataka Hayakawa Gallery, TokyoSolo
1994Dennis Oppenheim And the Mind Grew FingersLaM - Lille Métropole musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villeneuve d'AscqSolo
1993Dennis Oppenheim: Blue TatooThe Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PASolo
1992Dennis Oppenheim: Revolving Kissing RacksOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachSolo
1991Dennis Oppenheim: And the Mind Grew FingersMoMA PS1, New York City, NYSolo
1985Dennis Oppenheim, Accelerator for Evil ThoughtsDavid Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, INSolo
1978Dennis Oppenheim : retrospective works 1967-1977Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCSolo
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