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Erwin Wurm

Austria 1954

Installation, Sculpture

Erwin Wurm
Erwin Wurm
February 26, 2017

Erwin Wurm is an Austrian sculptor, known for the distinctive pieces in which he uses the human body as an object. His paradox installations, photographs, drawings, and videos are shown in an ironic, sarcastic and critical way. Since the late 1980’s the artist is involved in the famous One Minute Sculptures and One Minute Figures projects, that represent the shortest and quickest path to creating clear, direct and catchy artworks. Author’s sculptures and performances are the cynical reflections of contemporary art and consumer society. Everyday elements and surroundings transformed into something completely new, aspirations towards twisting reality as such, are some descriptions of Erwin’s works. The final products are usually the consequence of Wurm’s personal and professional catastrophes. The bottom line of his art is to draw viewers attention and make them think and observe things thoroughly.

Erwin Wurm - Fat Convertible house, big mixed world video media in january, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016
Erwin Wurm – Fat Convertible, mixed media, 2005

Erwin Wurm’s Journey to Sculptures

Born in 1954 in Bruck der Mura, Erwin Wurm lived with his father policeman, and his mother, who was a housewife. As he grew up in a traditional family, it wasn’t easy for Wurm to express himself, both in school or at home. Therefore, those limits were later implemented to some of his works, like Narrow House, which is actually a physical manifestation of tensions and claustrophobia he experienced as a child. He studied art history and German literature at the University of Graz, fine art at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and design at the University of Applied Art and Academy of Fine Art in Vienna. At the beginning of the career, in the absence of funds, Erwin used whatever objects he could find, first wood, and then cans and buckets, which he processed in an abstract and informal way. His sculptures are actually distortion and parody of human’s traditional forms and creations, placed in a constrained time frame.

Erwin used whatever objects he could find, first wood, and then cans and buckets

Erwin Wurm - contact big home work in january, installation view, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016
Erwin Wurm – Herr Krause Kommt Nach Hause Nach der Grossen Sause, installation view, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 2007

Wurm’s One Minute Project Breakthrough

Coming up with an idea to incorporate people, objects, and backgrounds that were at his disposal, in the final creation of his artworks, was the life-changing decision for Erwin Wurm. The main concept of this artistic installation is to give instructions to himself, model or the visitor, to perform a certain action or interact with the given article in a specific way. These short-lived moments called the One Minute Sculptures represent the transience and absurdity of human existence. The artist has proved several times that he has no interest in the longevity of the life, nor his sculptures. The ideas, wishes, and goals that people strive, once achieved, they are old-fashioned, just like humans, because everyone dies at the end. Wurm’s major motifs are clothes, cars, and houses, all those things that people identify with, and which he consciously and constantly mocks in his performances. For this sculptor, the combination of biological and technical systems, like fat cars or slim houses, means the relation between sculptural questions and social issues. His images and big installations made of a large spectrum of components, composed of both organic and inorganic materials, are just the proof of the courage and creativity this multi-talented artist has.

The artist has proved several times that he has no interest in longevity of the life, nor his sculptures

Erwin Wurm abstract sculpture and video work from house in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
Erwin Wurm – Twilight, installation view, Fichte, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2015

Erwin Wurm’s Performances in the World

The One Minute Sculpture project that was mentioned above is actually the artist’s answer to his question whether it is possible to represent embarrassment, ridicule, desire, thinking or freedom as sculptures. The medium he is using is the human body, not just physical, but also psychological and spiritual aspects of it. These revolutionary time-limited works are part of the collections worldwide including the one at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Vienna, at the Walker Art Center, and at the Museum Ludwig. His pieces have been shown at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, and at the Anna Schwartz Gallery in 2014 in Melbourne. Wurm’s work was displayed in solo exhibitions like the one at the Open Eye Gallery in London in 2012, or the one at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice in 2017.

Erwin Wurm lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria.

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YearExhibition titleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2017Erwin WurmCentro Cultural Banco do Brasil Sao Paulo BrasilSolo
2017Erwin WurmFussballgrosser Tonklumpen auf hellblauem Autodach, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, AustriaSolo
2017Erwin WurmLehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USASolo
2017Austrian Pavilion, 57th International Art ExhibitionLa Biennale di Venezia, Venice, ItalySolo
2017Erwin Wurm21er Haus, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2017Erwin WurmLehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, GermanySolo
2017Erwin WurmMKM Museum Kuppersmuhle fur Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, GermanySolo
2017Carl Spitzweg – Erwin Wurm, Kostlich Kostlich?Leopold Museum, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2017GlassstressBoca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA Group
2017ParticipationTrondheim kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway Group
2017Franz WestArtistclub, 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria Group
2017Kunst und SchamMarta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany Group
2017PlayHomo Ludens and The Peter Pan Syndrome, Kortrijk, Belgium Group
2017Luther und die AvantgardeGefangnis Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany Group
2017Duett mit KunstlerIn, Partizipation als kunstlerisches PrinzipMuseum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany Group
2016One Minute SculpturesCenter for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles,USASolo
2016Bei MuttiBerlinische Galerie – Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Berlin, GermanySolo
2016LostGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, FranceSolo
2016ZwielichtGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2016EndeLandesmuseum Niederosterreich, St, Polten, AustriaSolo
2016NudelskulpturenLenbachhaus, Munich, GermanySolo
2016The Philosophy of InstructionsBangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, ThailandSolo
2016Gruner VeltlinerBuro Weltausstellung, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2016Erwin WurmCristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2016Performing for the CameraTate Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK Group
2016Bilderwahl Architectur im BildKunsthaus Zurich, Zcrich, Switzerland Group
2016Ich, Neue Formen des SelbstportraitsSchirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Group
2016Im Kafig der FreiheitKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany Group
2016Die Sprache der Dinge, Materialgeschichten aus der Sammlung21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria Group
2016Malerei im Wandel, Die Sammlung PlonerNeue Galerie Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria Group
2016Discomfort, Experiments in Furniture, Function and FormHunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey, USA Group
2016Die sieben TodsundenDiozesanmuseum St, Afra, Augsburg, Germany Group
2016Precarious BalanceCenter of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand Group
2016Art LightCarpenters Workshop Gallery Paris, Paris, France Group
2016Das Abenteuer WirklichkeitKunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria Group
2016Ambient PlayRMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia Group
2016MACs Guest Curator ProgramMAC, Belfast, Ireland Group
2016Wie leben? Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis FujimotoWilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany Group
2016Afinidades Electivas, Juliao Sarmento coleccionadorFundacao EDP, Lisbon, Portugal Group
2016DoppelGalerie Schlos Parz, Grieskirchen, Austria Group
2016Living with artAlbion Barn, Oxford, UK Group
2016Hopla Boomle Bel Ordinaire–espace dart contemporain, Billiere, France Group
2016Wer nicht denken will, fliegt raus, Handlungsanweisungen nach BeuysMuseum Kurhaus Kleve, 
Kleve, Germany Group
2016Augen-Blicke, NeuerwerbungenMuseum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria Group
2016The Naked AgeGagliardi Art System, Turin, Italy Group
2016Puff PiecesRachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY, USA Group
2016Zum Fressen GernBenediktinerstift Admont, Admont, Austria Group
2016We gave our best now the rest is up to the hope chestImersten, Vienna, Austria Group
2016Private Exposureme Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany Group
2016Shape Benefit Art Auction and ExhibitionShape Gallery, London, UK Group
2016Change of SubjectGalerie Konzett, Vienna, Austria Group
2016Double Act, Art and ComedyMAC Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Group
2016Allez les BleusGalleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark Group
2016Abbild RealitatProjektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria Group
2016Retinal Burn, Bilder, Ein kollektives GedachtnisSammlung SpallArt, Salburg, Austria Group
2016LAmour, La Mort, Le DiableGalerie des Hospices, Limoges, France Group
2016Borsch and Champagne, Selected works from the collection of Vladimir OvcharenkoMMOMA, Moscow, Russia Group
2016SpeedHelmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany Group
2016The Next LevelOff is, Vienna, Austria Group
2016Open Windows, Reflections on BeuysSexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany Group
2016Dusk to Dusk, Unsettled, Unraveled, UnrealCollege of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio, USA Group
2015Euclidean ExercisesIndianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USASolo
2015DisruptionSara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, FinlandSolo
2015FichteKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, GermanySolo
2015Am I still a HouseSkulpturenpark Waldfrieden – Cragg Foundation, Wuppertal, GermanySolo
2015Narrow HouseContemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LithuniaSolo
2015InterpretationGalerija Vartai, Vilnius, LithuniaSolo
2015Erwin WurmArtelier Contemporary, Graz, AustriaSolo
2015Angst-Lache HochgebirgeGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2015Vita VitaleLa Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition, Official Azerbaijan Pavillion, Venice, Italy Group
2015GlasstressLa Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice, Italy Group
201575 Gifts for 75 YearsWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA Group
2015Le BaiserMusee Maillol, Paris, France Group
2015Sculpture at Pilane 2015Klovedal, Sweden Group
2015Die Sammlung PlonerOrangerie, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria Group
2015Flirting with Strangers, Begegnungen mit Werken aus der Sammlung21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna Austria Group
2015Landschaft:Transformation einer IdeeKunst von 1800 bis heute aus der Sammlung der Neuen Galerie Graz, Neue Galerie Graz Group
2015UnkownNational Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Group
2015Blickachsen 10Bad Homburg Kurpark, Germany Group
2015Die Stadt ist der StarKunst an der Baustelle, Vom K-Punkt am Staatstheater bis zum Marktplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany Group
2015Future Seasons PastLehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA Group
2015Icone(s)Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium Group
2015Flower for PaulGalleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark Group
2015Dusk to Dusk, Unsettled, Unraveled, UnrealBen Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA Group
2015UnknownOpenArt, orebro, Sweden Group
2015Diamonds Always Come in Small PackagesKunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland Group
2015JumpTowada Art Center, Towada City, Japan Group
2015Fairy TalesTaipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (Taiwan), China Group
2015Extraordinary, Everyday objects and actions in contemporary ArtThe Lowry, Manchester, United Kingdom Group
2015CanvasGalerie Peithner-Lichtenfels Contemporary, Vienna, Austria Group
2015Constructors of the Absurd, Tinkerers of UtopiasAbbaye Saint Andre - Centre dart contemporain, Meymac, France Group
2015Biennale dart contemporain Hybride 3, FragmentationsDouai, France Group
2015Reconstruction and SimulationL,A, Galerie – Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Group
2015ArtZuid 2015Foundation ArtZuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands Group
2015Die achtziger JahreMUSA Museum auf Abruf, Vienna, Austria Group
2015Do itThe Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square PA, USA Group
2015Der Berg ruft Vom Hochgebirge zu den KreidefelsenKulturStiftung Rugen, Putbus, Germany Group
2015Skulptur Made In AustriaGalerie Philipp Konzett, Vienna, Austria Group
2015Pictures and Cream, The Confidential report of the life and opinions of Tristram Shandy and friends, Volume 1Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lissabon, Portugal Group
2015We gave our best, now the rest is up the hope chestAustrian Cultural Forum, Washington, USA Group
2015Longing ObjectsSammlung Kunsthalle Goppingen und Gaste, Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany Group
2014Erwin Wurm- One Minute SculpturesStadel Museum, Frankfurt, GermanySolo
2014Sculpture 21st - Erwin WurmStiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, GermanySolo
2014SynthesaLehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USASolo
2014Crap HeadAnna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2014Some of this and some of thatGalleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark, CopenhagenSolo
2014Everything is differentKunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, SlovakiaSolo
2014Erwin WurmHalle Verriere, Meisenthal, Lorraine, FranceSolo
2014Erwin WurmBuro Weltausstellung, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2014Erwin WurmGreith-Haus, St. Ulrich im Greith, AustriaSolo
2014Elfie Semotan - Erwin WurmGalerie422, Gmunden, AustriaSolo
2014One Way- Peter MarinoBass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USAGroup
2014Moving Parts- Time and Motion in Contemporary ArtKemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USAGroup
2014DIE KRAWATTE. Manner macht modeSchweizerisches Nationalmuseum Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2014made in austriaEssl Museum, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
2014Love StoryWinterpalais and 21-er Haus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2014An Inner Dialogue - The Contemporary Self-PortraitGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Villa Kast, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2014Raw Materials - Vom Baumarkt ins MuseumStadtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen, GermanyGroup
2014Under the SkinLehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong, ChinaGroup
2014Klasse Kunst in 3D. Objekt - Raum - VolumenLadesgalerie Linz, Linz, AustriaGroup
2014Les archives du rasve, dessins du musee d Orsay- carte blanche a  Werner SpiesMusee de l Orangerie, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Macht. Wahn. Vision. Rapunzel and Co. Von Turmen und Menschen in der KunstArp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, GermanyGroup
2014A book between two stoolsBoghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2014Look At Me- Portraiture from Manet to the PresentLeila Heller Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2014VersusViertelneun Gallery, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2014Hier steht ein Sessel - Sessel, Stuhl, Hocker in der KunstGalerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2014BB6 - Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary ArtBucharest, RomaniaGroup
2014Trace- Performance and its DocumentsGallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AustraliaGroup
2014Abiti da Lavaro, Triennale di MilanoGalleria Aulenti, Milan, ItalyGroup
2014do itGarage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2014Recontres artistiques de RiezFRAC Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur, Marseille, FranceGroup
2014Sculpture ShowPatricia Low Contemporary, St. Moritz, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Leiblichkeit und Sexualitat - Theologie des LeibesZeitgenossischen Kunst, Votivkirche, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2014Einblicke in die Sammlung WemhonerOsram Hofe, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014On Drawing IICristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2014Cardiff Contemporary FestivalCardiff, UKGroup
2014New tendencies in a place outside of timeKolibri, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014RothUniversity of the Arts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, USAGroup
2014Postwest 1 - Wurst Wust WestBuro Weltausstellung, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2014sCUULpTUURRamfoundation, Rotterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2014Exotica and 4 other cases of the selfStiftung Olbricht, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Wittgenstein s Grammatik der LeibesubungenGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin, FranceSolo
2013SynthesaXavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2013Good BoyMOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, PolandSolo
2013Abstract AbstruseWincavod - Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2013The Discipline of Subjectivity100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, ThailandSolo
2013Erwin Wurm- Video WorksRecife, Brasil Solo
2013One Minute ForeverArtconnexion, Lille, FranceSolo
2013BOBPlace Francois Mitterand, Lille, France Solo
2013Video- WortskulpturGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2013HeimsuchungKunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, GermanyGroup
2013Piero ManzoniStadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany?Group
2013Generosity. Geschenke und Leihgaben aus der Sammlung des ZKMZKM - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2013Far from the Madding CrowdBonnefanten Hedge House - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NetherlandGroup
201330th Council of Europe Exhibition - The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe Since 1945MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, PolandGroup
2013A.E.I.O.U. - a-sterreichische Aspekte in der Sammlung WurthMuseum Wurth, Kunzelsau, Germany Group
2013Die Liebe zu den DingenKunsthalle Munster, Munster, GermanyGroup
2013Macht. Wahn. Vision. Der Turm und urbane Giganten in der SkulpturStadtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, GermanyGroup
2013The Red QueenMONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaGroup
2013Las huellas del caminoCentro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga, SpainGroup
2013Out of FashionMuseum of Modern Art, Aalborg, DenmarkGroup
2013Photos - Points of view in Austrian Photography from the 1930s until today21er Haus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2013Die Sammlung 221er Haus, Vienna, Austria Group
2013Eine kleine MachtmusikEssl Museum, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
2013Von oben her betrachtetMuseum Kitzbuhel - Sammlung Alfons Walde, Kitzbuhel, AustriaGroup
2013Gegenwartskunst der Sammlung und der Kico StiftungStadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau, Munich, GermanyGroup
2013Do ItSocrates Sculpture Park, New York, USAGroup
2013ARTZUID 2013Amsterdam, NetherlandGroup
2013Thea˘tre du mondeLa Maison Rouge, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Ĺuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen 20 Ans D acquisitionsPassage de Retz, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Walter van Beirendonck- Dream the World AwakeRMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2013UncannyContemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USAGroup
2013Step Right InVisual Arts Center (VAC) of the University of Texas, Austin, USA Group
2013Limousin - L exception culturelleAbbaye Saint Andre - centre d art contemporain, Meymac, FranceGroup
2013StillRLB Kunstbrucke, Innsbruck, AustriaGroup
2013Flesh RealityPoint Zero, Hackney, London, UKGroup
2013Sammlung in Bewegung- anybody can have an ideaMuseum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, GermanyGroup
2013Collection Joseph KouliMains d oeuvres, Saint Ouen, FranceGroup
2013Essen in der KunstKunsthalle Krems, Krems, AustriaGroup
2013FRAGILEBAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2013MindwalkGalerija Vartai, Vilnius, LithuaniaGroup
2012Beauty BusinessDallas Contemporary, Dallas, USASolo
2012De ProfundisAlbertina, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2012Am I a houseCAC Malaga - Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga, SpainSolo
2012HomeVitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany Solo
2012hit me,... hit me...Gironcoli-Museum, Schloss Herberstein, AustriaSolo
2012Samurai and ZorroGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2012Blow UpGalerist, Istanbul, TurkeySolo
2012One Minute SculpturesOpen Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Great BritainSolo
2012KastenmannStandard Hotel, New York, USASolo
2012Pink Caviar - New Acquisitions 2009-2011Louisiana - Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkGroup
2012Decade- Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2012, Buffalo, New York, USAGroup
2012Art and pressMartin Gropius Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012The Circus as a parallel UniverseKunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Atelier plus Kuche equal Labore der SinneMARTa Herford, Herford, GermanyGroup
2012Kunst ist schon, Macht aber viel ArbeitStadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau, Munich, GermanyGroup
2012Reflecting Fashion - Kunst und Mode seit der ModerneMumok, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Von Sinnen - Wahrnehmung in der Zeitgenossischen KunstKunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, GermanyGroup
2012Die Sammlung21er Haus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Art Cars at the Kroller-Muller MuseumKroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, NetherlandsGroup
2012Zeitzeugen - Fotografie in a-sterreich nach 1945Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012FlashdanceStadtmuseum St. Polten, St. Polten, AustriaGroup
2012The HaberdasheryEric Firestone Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, USAGroup
2012DustLaboratoria - Art and Science Space, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2012On the ContraryInternational Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2012Raw Materials - Vom Baumarkt ins MuseumMuseum fur Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, GermanyGroup
2012Woher kommt das Neue? - Kreativitat und Einfallsreichtum im DesignHessen Design e.V., Darmstadt, GermanyGroup
2012LaughterFundacio EDP, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2012Naturlich Natur - ParalipomenaAusstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf, AustriaGroup
2012Bending the Mirror and homeCanzani Center Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USAGroup
2012OutdoorP28, Lisboa, PortugalGroup
2012Car Culture - Das Auto als SkulpturLentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, AustriaGroup
2012Wunder - Kunst, Wissenschaft und ReligionKunsthalle Krems, Krems, AustriaGroup
2012Beaufort 04 - Trienniale of Contemporary Art by the SeaOstende and Belgium Coast, BelgiumGroup
2012APO-CALYPSE, Old Beard Factory, ClarensMontreux, SwitzerlandGroup
2012Me and I -Self Portraits from the CollectionMuseum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2012Kunstlerkinder - Von Runge bis Richter, von Dix bis PicassoKunsthalle Emden, Emden, GermanyGroup
2012GoldBelvedere, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Rocke tragen - Die Inszenierung von Kleidung in der zeitgenossischen Fotografie und PlastikMuseum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2012Space affairsMUSA, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Theatre of the worldMONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaGroup
2012LightnessMaison Particuliere, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2012Speaking drawingWAF kunstbuero, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2012Be here nowFotografieprojekte, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2012FunnyThe Flag Art Foundation, New York, USAGroup
2012From Head to Toe - Human Images in the Focus of the Wurth CollectionKunsthalle Wurth, Schwabisch Hall, GermanyGroup
2012Language Games - An Introduction to the Art of Our TimesCentro de Artes Visuales Fundaciin Helga de Alvear, Caceres, SpainGroup
2012AMOR PSYCHE ACTION - VIENNA - The Feminine in Viennese ActionismCentre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2012Juegos de lenguajeCentro de Artes Visuales Fundaciin Helga de Alvear, Caceres, SpainGroup
2012Zwischen Erinnern und Vergessen - Endlichkeit and EwigkeitBenediktinerstift Admont - Bibliothek and Museum, Admont, AustriaGroup
20124 de Korenbeurs SchiedamGalerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem and RAM - Berry Koedam, Rotterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2012L amour du RisqueMuseum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, CroatiaGroup
2012PINGO ERGO SUM - Das Bild fallt aus dem HirnKunsthalle Rostock, GermanyGroup
2012Ungeheuerlich Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2012Humour, SeriouslyEsbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark Group
2011Yes BiologicalGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceSolo
2011The Beauty BusinessGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NetherlandsSolo
2011Beauty BusinessBass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USASolo
2011Schoner WohnenMAK - Museum fur angewandte Kunst, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2011Wear me outMiddleheimmuseum, Antwerp, BelgiumSolo
2011MisconceivableBrandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, DenmarkSolo
2011I am Erwin WurmGalleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2011Narrow HouseKunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AustriaSolo
2011Their TimeCristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2011Micro-RetrospectiveInstitute of Contemporary Art - Sofia, BulgariaSolo
2011Test Site- How to Make a One Minute SculptureHenry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USASolo
2011Albertina ContemporaryAlbertina, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011Future GardenKunstbunker Forum fur zeitgenossische Kunst, Nuremberg, GermanyGroup
2011Superstress, 54th Biennale di VeneziaPalazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, ItalyGroup
2011Fetisch Auto. Ich fahre also bin ichMuseum Tinguely, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Die Frucht der VerheiaźungGermanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, GermanyGroup
2011a-ffentlicher Raum SalzburgSalzburg Foundation, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2011Car Culture - Medien der MobilitatZKM - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2011The Original Copy - Photography of Sculpture 1839 to TodayKunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary ArtIVAM, Valencia, SpainGroup
2011The excitement continuesLeopold Museum, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011Kunst-Stoff - Textilien in der Kunst seit 1960Stadtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2011The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier - From the sidewalk to the catwalkMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaGroup
2011Middle AgeLeo Castelli Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2011Corps a  CorpsMusee des Beaux-Arts de Dunkerque, Dunkerque, FranceGroup
2011Austria Davaj Der Gipfel des Kreativen a-sterreichSchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2011Ha Ha RoadOriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, WalesGroup
2011Monanism - an evolving exhibitionMONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaGroup
2011Realitat und Abstraktion 1 - Figurative und expressive Konzepte ab 1980 bis heuteMuseum Liaunig, Neuhaus, AustriaGroup
2011Froschbarfant und andere Tiere in der KunstGalerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2011ak7 - Contemporary Design by Contemporary ArtistsGalerie Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, AustriaGroup
2011Our House in the Middle of our StreetMaison des Arts de Malakoff, Malakoff, FranceGroup
2011Contemporary sculpture in a prehistoric landscapePilane, SwedenGroup
2011Temporary Structures - Performing Architecture in Contemporary ArtdeCordova - Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USAGroup
2011Black River FestivalVienna, AustriaGroup
2011Hochhaus - Wunsch und WirklichkeitMuseum fur Gestaltung Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2011From contemplating to constructing situationsPavilion Unicredit - Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Bucharest, RomaniaGroup
2011Do it yourselfFundaciin Canal, Madrid, SpainGroup
2011Anybody There?Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, FranceGroup
2011Things are queer - Highlights der Sammlung UniCreditMARTa Herford Museum, Herford, GermanyGroup
2011The art to innovate - Skulpturen aus Kunststoff - Teil 2MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011Magie des Objekts - Photographie aus drei JahrhundertenLeopold Museum, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011AntiForm - Sculptures from the MUMOK CollectionKunsthaus Graz, AustriaGroup
2011ARTLIFE - Humour, paradoxe et parodie dans l art videoMusee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Neue Stofflichkeit - Textilkunst durch die JahrhunderteDiozesanmuseum Hofburg Brixen, ItalyGroup
2011Sammler-LeidenschaftBenediktinerstift Admont - Bibliothek and Museum, Admont, AustriaGroup
2011ZeichenHaus der Geschichte Bonn, Bonn, GermanyGroup
2011Grrr(eece) and HmmmReMap3, Athens, GreeceGroup
2011Korperkunstlich Band 3 - BodiesKunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, GermanyGroup
2011Time Wounds all HeelsWhite Flag Projects, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAGroup
2011Generation 1951Galerie Altnoder, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2011AntidepressivaGPL - Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011Physical VideoGallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaGroup
2011Zeichnung WienGalerie Lindner, Vienna, Austria Group
2010Liquid RealityKunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, GermanySolo
2010Narrow MistUCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2010Private WurmEssl Museum, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2010Selbstportrat als EssiggurkerlMuseum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2010Erwin WurmMuseo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, ColumbiaSolo
2010GulpLehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USASolo
2010Project - Selfportrait as PicklesJack Hanley Gallery, New York, USASolo
2009Erwin WurmStadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, GermanySolo
2009Desperate PhilosophersXavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2009The Desperate Philosophers - Neue SkulpturenGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2009Erwin WurmVartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaSolo
2009Erwin WurmKunsthalle Nexus, Saalfelden, AustriaSolo
2009Yes BiologicalWall House 2, Groningen, NetherlandsSolo
2009Erwin WurmInstitution of the Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, TurkeySolo
2008Keep a Cool HeadCentral House of Artists, Moscow, RussiaSolo
2008The Artist Who Swallowed The WorldKunstmuseum St. Gallen, SwitzerlandSolo
2008Spit in Someone s SoupMalmo Konstmuseum, Malmo, SwedenSolo
2008DesperateGalerie de L UQAM. Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, CanadaSolo
2008HypnosisGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2008TellSalzburg ANNEX Solo
2008Erwin WurmGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2008Ich - Es - UberichTomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2008Hypnose IIGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2008Erwin WurmGalerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2008DirektionsskulpturGalerie Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, Innsbruch, AustriaSolo
2008Phantom - ProjektKunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, GermanySolo
2008Videos and One Minute SculpturesThe National Theater of Athens, Athens, GreeceSolo
2008The Artist Who Swallowed The WorldKunstmuseum St. Gallen, SwitzerlandSolo
2007Erwin WurmMusee d Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, FranceSolo
2007HamletKunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2007Direktionsskulptur - con vista sulle mie montagneMuseum Het Domein Sittard, Sittard, NetherlandsSolo
2007Erwin WurmSTUK, Leuven, BelgiumSolo
2007Erwin WurmMusee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, FranceSolo
2007 Denken anFrame Projects, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2007Spit in Someone s SoupJonkopings lans museum, Jonkoping, SwedenSolo
2007Spit in Someone s SoupGavle konstcentrum, Gavle, SwedenSolo
2007Erwin Wurm - New SculpturesXavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2007Erwin WurmCristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2006Keep a cool headMUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2006The Artist Who Swallowed The WorldLudwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, GermanySolo
2006Erwin Wurm - New SculpturesBaltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UKSolo
2006The IdiotSala de Exposiciones Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, SpainSolo
2006I love my time, I don t like my timeRose Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USASolo
2006Adorno was wrong with his ideas about artMuseum der Moderne, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2006Erwin WurmCristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2006HomeGalerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, FranceSolo
2006Disziplin der SubjektivitatKunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, AustriaSolo
2005MACROMuseo d Arte Contemporanea Roma, Roma, ItalySolo
2005I love my time, I don t like my timeContemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USASolo
2005Glue your brainMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2005Erwin WurmPeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, ItalySolo
2005The IdiotXavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2005Erwin WurmMuseu do Chiado, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2005Am I a HouseGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2004I love my time, I don t like my timeYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USASolo
2004European DreamUniversidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, MexicoSolo
2003European DreamMuseo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2003One Minute SculpturesOrifice, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2003Erwin Wurm videosRISD - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USASolo
2003One Minute SculpturesFRAC Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur, Marseille, FranceSolo
2003Erwin WurmGalerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, FranceSolo
2003Erwin WurmGalerie Ars Futura, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2003Erwin WurmUnlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, GreeceSolo
2003Erwin WurmGalerie Aurel Schreiber, Cologne, GermanySolo
2003Erwin WurmHilfe - Graz, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, AustriaSolo
2003Erwin WurmGaleria La Fabrica, Madrid, SpainSolo
2002Fat Survival - Handlungsformen der SkulpturNeue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AustriaSolo
2002Erwin WurmGalleria d Arte Moderna, Bologna, ItalySolo
2002Erwin WurmCentre National de la Photographie, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Fat CarPalais de Tokyo, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Sculptures with embarrassmentStudio K, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
2002Erwin WurmGalerie Art- Concept, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Erwin WurmJack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USASolo
2002Erwin WurmGalerie CC, Grazer Congress, Graz, AustriaSolo
2002Erwin WurmVendenta Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2002Erwin WurmGalerie Hausler, Munich, GermanySolo
2002Sylvie Fleury and Erwin WurmGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2001Performance DrawingsDrawing Center, New York, USASolo
2001Sleeping for two monthsCentre pour l Image Contemporaine, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2001Videos 1991-2001Fundacii Joan Miri, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2001Fat carMAMCO Musee d Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2001Erwin WurmGalerie Ars Futura, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2001Erwin WurmGalerie Espai Luca, Valencia, AustriaSolo
2001Erwin WurmGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2000Erwin WurmThe Photographers Gallery, London, UKSolo
2000Erwin WurmFRAC Limousin, Limoges, FranceSolo
2000FeelingsL Ecole des Beaux-arts, Rouen, FranceSolo
2000Erwin WurmGalerie Art- Concept, Paris, FranceSolo
2000Erwin WurmJack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USASolo
2000Erwin WurmUnlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, GreeceSolo
2000Erwin WurmArt Gallery, Ontario, CanadaSolo
2000Erwin WurmCentre pour l Image Contemporaine, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo