Dirk Bell

Current & Forthcoming

2017 ‘Aftermieter’, Haus Mödrath

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘Café No no’, BQ, Berlin
  ‘Preparadise’, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, 291 Grand Street, New York
2015 ‘Delay’, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton
2014 ‘NOWhere’, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
  ‘Wiederkehrt’, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim
  ‘Peas & Thyme’, Capri, Düsseldorf, Capri, Düsseldorf
2013 ‘Ich habe Zeit’, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen
  ‘Peas & Thyme’, CAPRI, Düsseldorf
  ‘SCHÖN UND GUT’, BQ, Berlin
2012 ‘SOFT IS HARD (Work)’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  Helena Papadopoulos/Andreas Melas, Athens (with Frederic Detjens and Marcus Steinweg)
2011 ‘Retour’, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow (Touring to Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead)
2010 ‘MADE IN GERMANY’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow, Touring exhibition: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2010 - 2011); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2010); The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2010) (Touring to Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead )
  ‘Paradise Lost’, Kunstverein Arnsberg (with Juliette Blightman)
  ‘PANIKEARTH’, BQ, Berlin
2009 ‘Li've is Li've’, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
  ‘7 x 14’, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
2008 ‘Openeng’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2007 BQ, Cologne
2006 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
2005 BQ, Cologne
2003 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  BQ, Cologne
2002 Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2001 BQ, Cologne
2000 ‘One day it will all make sense’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (with F. Kunath)
1999 ‘Seekers at the gate of dawn’, hobbypop museum, Dusseldorf (with A. Reyle)
1998 ‘Why are my friends such finks’, BQ, Cologne (with F. Kunath)
  Sadie Coles HQ, London
  Sadie Coles HQ, London
  The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  Kunstverein Arnsberg
  BQ, Cologne
  Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘Passion. Fan Behaviour and Art’, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
  ‘Die Geschichte hat einen Fehler, zuviele Erzähler!’, Kunstverein Gütersloh
  ‘Passion. Fan Behaviour and Art’, Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
2014 ‘Painting, Poetry, Pottery’, Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig
  ‘Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße’, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
  ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan
  ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’, Witte de With, Rotterdam (Touring to Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan )
2013 ‘Zeichen. Sprache. Bilder - Schrift in der Kunst seit den 1960er Jahren’, Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe
  ‘Girls Can Tell’, Gesellschaft Fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
  ‘Property of a German’, Svit, Prague
  ‘Dirk Bell, Nina Rhode, Markus Wirthmann’, BQ, Berlin (Offsite, Pavillon der Volksbuehne)
  ‘Merci Mercy’, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
2011 ‘Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany’, Saatchi Gallery, London
  ‘Melanchotopia’, Witte de With, Rotterdam
2010 ‘A moving plan B-Chapter ONE’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
  ‘The Menippean Uprising’, blank projects, Cape Town
  ‘Under One Umbrella’, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
  ‘Old Ideas’, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
  ‘Enlightenment’, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V, Berlin
2009 ‘Berlin 2000’, Pace Wildenstein, New York
  ‘You will miss me when I burn’, St. Mount Gomery, Berlin
  ‘freier Fall - Magazin für Befindlichkeit’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
  ‘modern modern’, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2008 MD 72, Berlin
  ‘Das zweite Gesicht’, Sammlung Sudhausbau, Munich
  ‘Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in/uber Deutschland. Collectors' Choice’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
2007 ‘Pure Self Expression’, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
  ‘Every eye sees differently as the eye’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
2006 ‘Freier a magazine for sensibilities’, Art:Concept, Paris
  ‘STARSHIP Magazine shows: Fini Fichte Black Flag’, Future Garden, Vienna
  ‘Sommer Photo Ausstellung’, Galerie Meerrettich im Glaspavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin
  ‘Dirk Bell, Kitty Kraus, Ulrico Wulff’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Bonanza’, Tilton Gallery, New York
2005 ‘The Third Peak’, Art:Concept, Paris
  ‘Starship - Verdunklung/Darkening’, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  ‘Blake & Sons’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
2004 ‘Pollenflug. Junge Kunst aus Sammlungen in Cologne und Umgebung auf der Art Cologne’, Art Cologne, Cologne
  ‘Starship. Space Debris’, Buero DC, Cologne
  ‘Is one thing better than another’, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
  ‘Sommer Photo Ausstellung’, Galerie Meerrettich im Glaspavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin
  ‘Jetzt und zehn Jahre davor’, Kunst-Werke, Berlin
  ‘Der späte Liebhaber’, Neue Dokumente, Berlin
  ‘Kunst macht Schule - l’art fait ecole’, Saarland Museum, Saarbruecken; Caves Saint Croix, Metz
  ‘Werkleitz Biennale’, Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Halle
2003 ‘Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei’, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
  ‘Vom Horror der Kunst’, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
  ‘Painting on the Roof’, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
  ‘EU3 - Drawing’, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  ‘Dirty Pictures’, The Approach, London
  ‘Minerals in the Water’, The Changing Room, Stirling
2002 ‘Grosse Kunstausstellung Sommer 2002 im Pazifik’, PAZIFIK, Berlin
  ‘Tiere 2003’, Wohnung der Eheleute Hermann & Elfriede Palme, Immenstadt
  ‘Friede, Freiheit, Freude’, Maschenmode Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
  Roma Roma Roma, Rome
2001 ‘1995-2001’, BQ, Cologne
  ‘Viva November’, Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
  ‘Circle Nr. 5: Berlin - Montagna Sacra’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
2000 ‘Malerei VI’, Monika Sprueth Galerei, Cologne
  Parking Meters, Cologne
  ‘Make my paper sound’, Studiogalerie Kunstverein Braunschweig
1997 ‘Aura’, Ars Futura, Zurich
  ‘Uberraschung (Surprise II)’, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
1995 ‘Malerei III’, Monika Sprueth Galerei, Cologne
1994 ‘The easiest thing to grow in a garden is tired’, Galerie Peters-Bahrenbrock, Braunschweig

Bibliography

Press

2013 Borcherdt, Gesine: ‘Sies + Höke eröffnen den Non-Profit-Space CAPRI‘, Blouin Artinfo, 12/04/2013
2004 Higgie, Jennifer: ‘Night for Day’, Frieze, Issue 80 01/2004

Exhibition Reviews

2013 ‘Dirk Bell: Schon und Gut’, Art + Auction, 04/2013
  Connor, Angela: ‘Dirk Bell: The Devil is in the Details’, Berlin Art Link, 12/02/2013
  Dessau, Ory: ‘Dirk Bell’, Frieze, 08/02/2013
2012 Sherwin, Skye: ‘Artist of the Week: 190’, Guardian.co.uk, 17/05/2012
  ‘Dirk Bell “SOFT IS HARD (Work)” at Sadie Coles HQ, London’, Mousse, 04/2012
2011 Clegg, James: ‘Reviews’, Art Review, 04/2011
  ‘15 Days To Live - the things to catch this fortnight: Dirk Bell at TMI featured number 3’, The List, Issue 676 03/02/2011
  Kotzé, Talitha: ‘Review, Installation: Dirk Bell’, The List, Issue 676 03/02/2011
2010 Moss, Richard: ‘Made in Germany - Dirk Bell is ephermeral and lyrical at Baltic’, Culture 24, 22/10/2010
  ‘German artist at Baltic’, The Evening Chronicle, 13/10/2010
  ‘Berlin artist‘s Baltic display’, The Evening Chronicle, 04/10/2010
  ‘Dirk Bell: Made in Germany BALTIC’, www.kyeo.tv, 10/2010
2009 ‘Pressemitteilung Dirk Bell‘, Schinkel Pavillon, 09/2009
  Strau, Josef: ‘Li‘ve im Licht der Allegorischen Partizipationsbuhne’, 7 x 14, 2009
2008 Hudson, Suzanne: ‘Dirk Bell: Gavin Brown‘s Enterprise’, Artforum, 04/2008
2006 Hamill, Jasper: ‘Dirk Bell’, The Skinny, Issue 9 06/2006
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Art Review: Dirk Bell’, The Metro, 26/05/2006
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Dirk Bell’, The List, 25/05/2006
2003 Mottram, Jack: ‘Dirk Bell’, The List, 06/2003
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Dirk Bell, Kate Davis, Alan Michael’, Frieze, Issue 75 05/2003

Publications

2015 Retour, Koenig Books, London
2011 -, Pinakothek der Moderne
2007 69, (monograph), Kunstverein Bremerhaven, BQ, Bremerhaven, Cologne (Fire and Ice)
  Family Entertainment – "Tod und Teufel", BQ, Cologne
2005 Dirk Bell, (monograph), BQ, Cologne
2003 Diamond Paper,
  Vol. one. Dirk Bell, (monograph), BQ, Cologne
2001 Darling, BQ, Cologne (Version 2001 by Mo (EMD), 7" vinyl record)
  Darling, (monograph), BQ, Cologne

Exhibition Publications

2010 A moving plan B – chapter ONE, The Drawing Room, London
2009 Being and Nothingness, Light&Sie, Dallas
  Berlin 2000, PaceWildenstein, Berlin
2005 Sodium & Asphalt, Museo de arte Contempoánea de Monterrey, Mexico
2004 La Partie Continue, Le crédac - Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, (ed.)
2003 Minerals in the Water, The Changing Room, Stirling
  Volume One, BQ, Cologne (Visual Essay)
1998 morning star evening star, 200 Gertrude Street & Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
  Why are my friends such finks? Dirk Bell / Friedrich Kunath, BQ, Cologne