Exhibitions 2017

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6 - 10 December, 2017
“Untitled, Miami Beach“
art fair presentation with with Galería Juan Silió
Miami, USA
group show

9 - 12 November, 2017
“Paris Photo“
art fair presentation with Benrubi Gallery
Paris, France
group show

18 November, 2017 - 18 March, 2018
“Galileo and the Arts / The starry heavens above me”
Palazzo del Monte
curated by Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa and Stefan Weppelmann
Padua, Italy
group show

27 October, 2017 - 14 January, 2018
“ESCENAS: ACCIÓN Y REPRESENTACIÓN”
Colección Bragales de Jaime Sordo
Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, Málaga, Spain
curated by Alicia Ventura
group show

22 October - 26 November, 2017
“Nucleus | Imagining science”
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017, The Netherlands
curated by Wim Melis
group show

18 September, 2017 - 18 January, 2018
“Clouds <=> Forests / 7th International Moscow Biennial”
Moscow, Russia
curated by Yuko Hasegawa
group show

17 May 17 - 7 July, 2017
“SUPERSTAR”
Elizabeth Houston Gallery
New York, USA
group show

5 - 6 May, 2017
“IBRIDA Festival / ikonoTV”
curated by Vanina Saracino
Forlì, Italy
group show

4 May - 16 July, 2017
“Journeys into Peripheral Worlds / Ventures into Space”
Des Moines Art Center
curated by Laura Burkhalter
Des Moines, USA
solo show

22 April - 18 June, 2017
“Michael Najjar - Planetary Echoes”
Alfred-Ehrhardt-Stiftung
curated by Christiane Stahl
Berlin, Germany
solo show

4 March - 4 June, 2017
“Die innere Haut - Kunst und Scham”
MARTA Herford 
curated by Friederike Fast
Herford, Germany
group show

22 - 26 February, 2017
“Arco 2017”
Art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain
group show

Selected group exhibitions

2016

“Islas y horizontes. Obras de la colección Es Baluard”

CEART – Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Madrid, Spain
curated by Nekane Aramburu

“Grün stört - Im Fokus einer Farbe”

MARTA Herford, Germany
curated by Roland Nachtigäller and Michael Kröger

“DEMO:POLIS”

Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
curated by Wilfried Wang

“Space Veggies & Earth Plants #1”

Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
curated by Tina Schelhorn

“Fotografia Europea 2016”

Palazzo da Mosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy

“Space Appeal - Paratissima 2016”

Turin, Italy
curated by Francesca Canfora and Cristina Marinelli

“Ikono TV - Art Speaks Out”

Climate Change Conference
ArtCop22, Marrakesh, Morocco
curated by Vanina Saracino

“Arco 2016”

Art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

"Arte Fiera Bologna”

Art fair presentation with Studio la Città
Bologna, Italy

2015

“Reflexiones en torno a la nueva colección de Pilar Citoler”

Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
Casa Mena, Málaga, Spain
curated by Alfonso de la Torre

“Exo-Evolution”

ZKM - Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
curated by Andreas Beitin

“Lo Sguardo di… / The Gaze of…”

UniCredit Pavilion, Milano, Italy
curated by Walter Guadagnini

“Fühlst du nicht an meinen Liedern dass ich eins und doppelt bin”

Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
curated by Mateo Chacón Pino

“Out There - Video Art, New media & Photography on landscapes in Public Space”

Viewmaster Projects, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
curated by Bart van den Boom

“Paris Photo”

art fair presentation with Benrubi Gallery
New York, USA

“AIPAD Photography Show New York”

art fair presentation with Benrubi Gallery
New York, USA

“Out There - Video Art, New media & Photography on landscapes in Public Space”

Viewmaster Projects (group show)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

“ARCO 2015”

art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

2014

“Kochi - Muziris Biennale 2014”

Kochi, India

“Progress and Hygiene”

Zacheta National Gallery of Art
Warsaw, Poland
curated by Anda Rottenberg

“Facts & Fictions. Contemporary Photography

from the Art Collection UniCredit”
Multimedia Art Museum
Moscow, Russia
curated by Walter Guadagnini

“Datascape”

Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Gijón, Spain
curated by Benjamin Weil

“Fotoverhalen”

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
curated by Wim van Sinderen

“EINBLICKE - in die Sammlung Wemhöner”

Osram-Höfe, Berlin, Germany
curated by Philipp Bollmann

“Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014”

Kochi, India
curated by Jitish Kallat

“Meta.Morf - Lost in Transition

Biennale for Art and Technology”
Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim, Norway
curated by Espen Gangvik

“entrepreneur award 4.0”

Werkhalle Wittenstein, Igersheim-Harthausen, Germany
curated by Felix Hoffmann

“The Photographers 2014”

Beetles + Huxley Gallery, London, UK

“Beste Aussichten”

Sherin Najjar Gallery, Berlin, Germany

“Miami Project”

art fair presentation with Benrubi Gallery
Miami, USA

“Paris Photo”

art fair presentation with Benrubi Gallery
Paris, France

“Art Dubai”

art fair presentation with Carroll / Fletcher Gallery
Dubai, UAE

“Arco 2014”

art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

2013

“Datascape”

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
curated by Benjamin Weil

“Landmark: The Fields of Photography”

Somerset House, London, UK
curated by William Ewing

“Generosity -

Donations and Loans from the ZKM Collection”
ZKM - Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
curated by Andreas Beitin

“Schaubilder”

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
curated by Thomas Thiel

“ISEA Sydney”

19th International Symposium of Electronic Arts /
The Streaming Museum, Sydney, Australia
curated by Nina Colosi

“Microwave New Media Festival”

The Streaming Museum, Hong Kong, China
curated by Nina Colosi

“Sikkah Art Festival”

The Streaming Museum, Dubai, UAE
curated by Nina Colosi

“A Lord, Love me Passionately”

Nikolai Church, Bielefeld, Germany
curated by Sigfried Zielinski

“Accumulations”

Galerie Sherin Najjar, Berlin, Germany
curated by Sabin Bors

“Ikono - On Air Festival”

online exhibition
curated by Vanina Saracino

“Tattoo - The Face of Freedom”

online exhibition, Teutloff Museum
curated by Peter Weibel

“Art International Istanbul”

art fair presentation with Carroll / Fletcher Gallery
Istanbul, Turkey

“ARCO 13”

art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

2012

“Data Deluge”

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
curated by Rachel Gugelberger

“Il Fuoco della Natura / The Flash of Nature”

Salone degli Incanti - Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy
curated by Marco Puntin and Jonathan Turner

“Miniature”

GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands
curated by Ria and Lex Daniels

“La Travesía de una Colección - Los Bragales”

Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
curated by Jaime Sordo

“Schaubilder”

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
curated by Thomas Thiel

“Terra Cognita”

Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Photofestival Noorderlicht
curated by Wim Melis

“Bedlam”

Lazarides Gallery / Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
curated by Steve Lazarides 

“We Write This To You From The Distant Future”

Public Art Screens, Norway
curated by Hege Tapia Gaare

“Zero1 Biennial”

San Jose, USA
curated by Jaime Austin

“The Golden Cage”

Kunstbüro Berlin, Berlin, Germany
curated by Nicole Loeser, Ruth Martius and Katharina Buncke

“ARCO 12”

art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

“Mia - Milan Image Art Fair”

art fair presentation with Galleria Maggiore
Milan, Italy

2011

“Atlas. How to Carry the World on One’s Back?” 

ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
curated by Georges Didi-Huberman

“ATLAS. How to Carry the World on One’s Back?” 

Deichtorhallen / Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
curated by Georges Didi-Huberman

“Portraits in Series - Photography of a Century”

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
curated by Gabriele Betancourt

“Apocalipsis”

CAC Málaga, Spain
curated by Fernando Francés

“La Travesía de una Colección - Los Bragales”

Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
curated by Jaime Sordo

“Miniature”

GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands
curated by Ria and Lex Daniels

“Architektur in der Kunst - Architekturen des Augenblicks”

Kunsthalle Bahnitz, Germany
curated by Bodo Rauh

“Identity”

Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland
curated by Paulina Kolczynska

“We Write This To You From The Distant Future”

Wilson Theater at Lincoln Center, New York, USA
curated by Nina Colosi

“Alt. +1000”

Festival de Photographie de Montagne
Rossinière, Switzerland
curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer

“Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age”

Photofestival Noorderlicht, The Netherlands
curated by Wim Melis

“The Minotaur”

Lazarides Gallery / Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
curated by Steve Lazarides

“Art Cologne 2011”

art fair presentation with Galleria Studio la Città 
Cologne, Germany

“Artefiera Bologna”

art fair presentation with Galleria Studio la Città 
Bologna, Italy

“ARCO 11”

art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió
Madrid, Spain

2010

“Apocalipsis”

CAC Málaga, Spain
curated by Fernando Francés

“Estancias, Residencias, Presencias”

TEA - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain

“For Real - 30 Utopian Projections in Public Space”

Maastricht, The Netherlands
curated by Bart van den Boom

“Meta.Morf 2010 - New.Brave.World!”

Biennial for Art and Technology
Trondheim, Norway
curated by Alex Adriaansens

“Zero One - San Jose Biennial”

San Jose, USA 
curated by Steve Dietz

“Tina B. - Prague Contemporary Art Festival”

Prague, Czech Republic
curated by Valerie Dvoráková

“The Big Screen Project”

New York, USA
curated by Nina Colosi

“Cocor Media Channel”

Bucharest, Romania
curated by Nina Colosi

“Engineering the Landscape”

Forward Thinking Museum, virtual exhibition
curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer

“20 ans déjà !”

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

“Trouble with Love”

Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic

“ARCO 10”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió

“The Armory Show”

New York, USA
art fair presentation with Galleria Studio la Città 

“Art Cologne”

Cologne, Germany
art fair presentation with Galleria Studio la Città 

“Scope Basel 2010”

Basel, Switzerland
art fair presentation with Dvorak Sec Contemporary

“Art Brussels”

Brussels, Belgium
art fair presentation with Galerie Guy Bärtschi

2009

“Trouble in Paradise”

Tucson Museum of Art, Tuscon, USA
curated by julie sasse

“Jahresgaben”

Leopold Hösch Museum, Düren, Germany
curated by Xenia Litvin

“Fluid Architecture”

New Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
curated by Susanne Jaschko

“Landscape as a Dream”

Galleria Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
curated by Luigi Meneghelli

“Tattoo”

Teutloff Collection, virtual exhibition
curated by Peter Weibel

“Vision - Darmstädter Fototage”

Darmstadt, Germany
curated by Ute Noll

“Taboo - Photomeetings Luxemburg 2009”

Luxembourg
curated by Marita Ruiters

“Glow Festival 2009”

International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
curated by Bettina Pelz / Tom Groll

“ARCO 09”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain

“Art Dubai 09”

Dubai, UAE
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

“Art Brussels 09”

Brussels, Belgium
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

2008

“En privat 1”

Museo Es Baluard, Palma, Mallorca
curated by Cristina Ros

“Map Games”

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 
curated by Monica Piccioni, Rosario Scarpato

“Map Games”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Birmingham, Great Britain
curated by Monica Piccioni, Rosario Scarpato

“Dislocate 08”

exhibition space souzoUKUKan9001, Tokyo, Japan
curated by Emma Ota

“2008 Culturas - Año Europeo del Diálogo Intercultural”

online exhibition - www.2008culturas.com
curated by Elena Vozmediano

“Reminiscences - Old Masters of Tomorrow”

White Square Gallery, Las Vegas, USA

“Festival of Digital Art”

New Dehli, India

“Esquire Show – Los Angeles” 

Esquire House 2008, Los Angeles, USA

“Digital Media Show”

Sala Naranja, Valencia, Spain

“Optica Festival”

Gijón, Spain

“ARCO 08”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

“Arte Lisboa 2008”

Lisbon, Portugal
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

“Art Brussels 08”

Brussels, Belgium
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“Pulse Miami 08”

Miami, USA
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

2007

“Face - The New Photographic Portrait”

FORMA. International Centre for Photography, Milano, Italy
curated by William Ewing / Nathalie Herschdorfer

“First International Photographic Art Prize - Arte Laguna”

Brolo Centro d’Arte e Cultura, Venice, Italy

“7 Wochen - 7 Künstler” 

Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
curated by johann holten

“Act of Faith”

Noorderlicht Photofestival, The Netherlands
curated by Wim Melis

“Poetic Terrorism”

Festival Edición Madrid (fem), Spain
curated by Elga Wimmer

“Esquire Show 2007”

Esquire House, New York, USA
curated by Steve Sacks

“Elison and Peter W. Klein Collection”

Museum Kunstwerk, Stuttgart, Germany
curated by Peter W. Klein

“ARCO 07”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“DFoto 07”

San Sebastián, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

“Arte Lisboa 07”

Lisbon, Portugal
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

2006

“Cities, Architecture and Society”

Venice Biennial - 10th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
curated by Elena Foster / Antonio Sanz

“Urban Dynamics”

9th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
curated by Nelson Herrera

“Mascarada”

Museo DA2.domusartium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
curated by Bodo Rau

“Photo Trafic”

Centre pour l´ image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
curated by André Iten

“Visibilities_between Facts and Fiction”

Edith-Ruß Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany
curated by Sabine Himmelsbach

“Mass Media Manipulation”

Photomeetings Luxemburg 2006, Luxemburg
curated by Marita Ruiter

“Mass Media Manipulation”

Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg

“Seoul Photo Show”

Gana Art Center, Seoul, South-Korea

“Parisphoto 06”

Paris, France
art fair presentation with Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg

“Venice Video Artfair 06”

presentation with Douz & Mille Gallery, Washington
Venice, Italy
curated by Rafaelle Gavarro

“ARCO 06”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“DFoto 06”

San Sebastián, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

2005

“Future Face”

National Museum of Science, Taichung, Taiwan
curated by Tak-Cheung

“Über Schönheit/About Beauty”

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
curated by Shaeen Merali / Wu Hung

“First Korean Group Show”

Bitforms Gallery, Seoul, South-Korea

“Traces and Omens”

Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
curated by Wim Melis

“The Junction of East Longitude 116.65

and North Latitude 40.13”
Convergence Biennial, Beijing, China
curated by Feng Boyi

“Ciudades/Cities”

Photography Festival Photoespaña 05, Madrid, Spain
curated by Horacio Fernández

“The City:

Contemporary Views of the Built Environment”
Lehman College Gallery, New York, USA
curated by Susan Hoeltzel

“City of Future”

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit 
Frankfurt, Germany
curated by Petra Skiba

“Art Cologne” 

Cologne, Germany
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York 

“ARCO 05” 

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“Diva Video Art Fair”  

New York, USA
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“DFoto 05” 

San Sebastián, Spain
art fair presentation with Galería Juan Silió, Santander

2004

“The Beauty of Failure / The Failure of Beauty”

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
curated by Harald Szeemann

“Future Face”

Science Museum, London, UK
curated by Sandra Kemp

“Art Works from The F.C. Gundlach Collection”

Kulturbehörde der Freien Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany

“Touch and Temperature”

Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA
curated by Michael Rees

“Touch and Temperature”

Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA
curated by Michael Rees

“ARCO 04”

Madrid, Spain
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

“Grenzgänge”

Photokina 2004, Cologne, Germany

“Art Cologne”

Cologne, Germany
art fair presentation with Bitforms Gallery, New York

2003

“A Clear Vision –

Photography from the F.C. Gundlach Collection”
Deichtorhallen, International House of Photography
Hamburg, Germany
curated by Zednek Felix

“Bitforms Group Show 2003”

Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

“Designkrokken”

Museum Traphold, Kolding, Denmark
curated by Eva Bræmer-Jensen

“What´s next?”

Danish Design Center (DDC) Copenhagen, Denmark
curated by Lene Tanghøj

2002

“Mythos St. Pauli”

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
curated by Gabriele Philipp

“Bilder Die Bewegen — Mißelbecks Gefährten”

Kunstverein Siegburg, Germany

“(White) Cubes”

c/o Galerie Berlin, Germany

2001

“Digital”

Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany

“Verfremdete Fremde”

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Berlin, Germany

“Strange Reality”

Galerie Blickensdorf, Berlin, Germany

“(White) Cubes”

Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg, Germany

2000

“Designmensch”

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Forum Gestaltung, 
Hamburg, Germany
curated by Gabriele Philipp

1999

“Video Virtuale Foto Fictionale”

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
curated by Reinhold Mißelbeck

1998

“Erkennen Erkennen”

Design Center Nordrhein-Westfalen, Essen, Germany

“Kodak/bff Digital Imaging Award”

PPS Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany

“Photokina 98”

kodak/bff, Cologne, Germany

1997

“Transformator I-V”

Project Space Oberbaum City, Berlin, Germany

“Kodak/bff Digital Imaging Award”

Kodak House, Essen, Germany

1993

“Kunst Verfremdet”

Kulturhaus Dock4, Kassel, Germany

1990

“Variationen Zum Anonymen Bild”

Galerie Treppenhaus, Berlin, Germany

1989

“Die Photographische Simulation” 

Bildo Akademie, Berlin, Germany
curated by Gabriele Philipp

Selected solo exhibitions

2016

“outer space”

Benrubi Gallery, New York, USA

2015

“Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? Video works from the outer space series”

Museo Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

“outer space”

Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

“outer space”

Galleria Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

“outer space”

Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain

2011

“Data Flows - Between Megacities and Financial Markets”

Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2010

“high altitude”

Galleria Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

“high altitude”

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

“high altitude”

Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg

“bionic angel”

Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2009

“high altitude”

Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

“high altitude”

Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain

2008

“netropolis”

Einstein Galerie, Berlin, Germany
curated by Gerald Uhlig

“Augmented Realities - Michael Najjar / Works 1997 - 2008”

Museum of Photography and
GEM - Museum for Contemporary Art
The Hague, Netherlands
curated by Wim Van Sinderen

2007

“netropolis”

Dubai Design Forum, Dubai, UAE
curated by Elie Dormit

“japanese style”

Wilhelm-Hack Museum / Rudolf-Scharpf Galerie 
Ludwigshafen, Germany
curated by Susanne Ecker

2006

“bionic angel”

Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

“netropolis”

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

“Michael Najjar. Selected Works”

Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain
curated by Sherin Hamed

2005

“japanese style”

 Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Berlin, Germany

2004

“netropolis”

Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

2003

“information and apocalypse”

Goethe-Institut, New York, USA 

2002

“z one zero - Between Simulation and Hyperreality”

Selected Works 1997-2002
Galerie im Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany
curated by Gisela Kayser

“no memory access”

Kunsthalle Hamburg / Galerie der Gegenwart 
Hamburg, Germany

“japanese style”

Sony Center, Berlin, Germany
in collaboration with Teutloff Kultur + Medienprojekte

2001

“splitimages - A Trip Through Reality”

Galerie Zagreus Projekt, Berlin, Germany

“no memory access”

Sony exhibition space
Internationale Funkausstellung, Berlin, Germany

“splitimages - A Trip Through Reality”

Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg, Germany

2000

“nexus project part I”

Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg, Germany

1999

“nexus project part I”

Photokina, Kodak exhibition space, Cologne, Germany

1998

“Reise in den Zwischenraum”

Galerie Raab, Hamburg, Germany

“¡viva fidel! - Reise in die Absurdität”

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Forum Fotografie, 
Hamburg, Germany
curated by Gabriele Philipp

“Reise im Kreis”

Projectspace Oberbaum City, Berlin, Germany

1997

“¡viva fidel! - Eine Reise in die Absurdität”

Einstein Galerie, Berlin, Germany

“¡viva fidel! - Eine Reise in die Absurdität” 

Galerie Alter Wiehrebahnhof, Freiburg, Germany 

1994

“annäherung”

European League of Institutes of the Arts, Berlin, Germany