Overview

Daniel Richter was born in 1962 in Eutin, Germany. From 1991 to 1995, he studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts, where he met Martin Kippenberger and Werner Buttner.

In the 90s, Richter created abstract pieces characterized by intertangling structures and intensely colourful biomorphic forms between ornamentation and graffiti. By the beginning of the 2000s, the artist turned to figurative painting, introducing mythical creatures into his abstract compositions. His works refer to classical and contemporary art, to the realities of modern society, politics, and mass media — he translates them into the metaphorical language of his painting. The works of this decade were presented at the artist's solo exhibition at OVCHARENKO (until 2018 — Regina).

In the mid-10s, after a break, Richter returned to work and created abstractions that were significantly different from his early period. Сomposition elements were enlarged, forms — often close to anthropomorphic — were juxtaposed against a plain background.

Nowadays, Richter is one of the most prominent German painters: he was exhibited at the Pompidou Center, the Saatchi Gallery,;created scenery for performances and operas, in particular — for the opera Lulu staged by Vera Nemirova; gave lectures at the Berlin University of Arts and the Academy of Arts in Vienna.

Works
Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2020
So Long, Daddy. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Salzburg, Austria.
Hallo Mama. Galerie Richter. Lütjenburg, Germany.

2019
pUnser die Zukunft. GRIMM. New York, USA.
H.P. (jah allo). Regen Projects. Los Angeles, USA.

2018
Bavid Dowie. Kunsthaus. Stade, Germany.
I Should Have Known Better. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. London, UK.

 

2017

Lonely Old Slogans. 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Le Freak, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

 

2016                         

Lonely Old Slogans. Сurated by Poul Erik Tøjner, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark

Daniel Richter: wild thing. Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

Daniel Richter: Half-Naked Truth. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Villa Kast

 

2015                         

Hello, I love you. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Сurated by Max Hollein (October), Denmark

 

2014                         

spandrillen - mamillen - ronald, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany 

Chromos goo bugly. Galerie im Taxispalais des Landes Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria

 

2013

Daniel Richter. Neue Bilder. Contemporary FIne Arts, Berlin, Germany

Esbjerg Art Museum. Esbjerg, Denmark

 

2012                         

Voyage, Voyage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

A Concert of Purpose and Action (Regen Projects, Los Angeles)

 

2011

Daniel Richter. Kestner Gesellschaft. Hannover, Germany

 

2010

Anti Away. REGINA Gallery. Moscow, Russia

Daniel Richter. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Salzburg, Austria

Daniel Richter. Museum der Moderne/ Rupertinum. Salzburg, Austria

 

2009

Imitators be there. Galerie Haas. Zurich, Switzerland

Daniel Richter. Essl Museum. Klosterneuburg, Austria

Daniel Richter - Love parade. Galleri Bo Bjerggaard. Copenhagen, Denmark

Oh la la. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

Daniel Richter, Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2009. Kunsthaus Hamburg. Hamburg.

 

2008

A Major Survey. Denver Art Museum. Denver, USA

Die Palette. CAC Malaga Centro de Arte. Malaga, Spain

Die Idealisten. David Zwirner. New York, USA

Rock und Polizei. Regen Projects. Los Angeles, USA

 

2007

Daniel Richter. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Hamburg, Germany; Gemeentemuseum. The Hague, Netherlands

 

2006

Daniel Richter. Grimm Fine Art. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Daniel Richter. Huntergrund. Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Basel, Switzerland

Daniel Richter und Uwe Lausen. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

Die Peitsche der Erinnerung (with Jonathan Meese). Kunsthaus Stade. Stade, Germany;         E-Werk. Freiburg, Germany; Kunstverein Rosenheim. Rosenheim, Germany; Helms Museum. Hamburg, Germany

 

2005

Acht Stunden sind kein Tag. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

Pink Flag - White Horse. National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Canada

 

2004

David Zwirner Gallery. New York, USA

White Horse Pink Flag. The Power Plant. Toronto, Canada; National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Canada; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada

 

2003

Hirn. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Berlin, Germany

Hearn. Bernier / Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece

 

2002

Grünspan. K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2001

La Cause du Peuple. Patrick Painter Inc. Los Angeles, USA

Billard um halb Zehn. Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Kiel, Germany

 

2000

Die Frau, Rock' n' Roll, Tod - Nein Danke! Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

Für Immer (with Tal R). Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst. Bremen, Germany

Je ne suis pas un robot. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot. Paris, France

 

1999

Experiment Freund. Galerie Freund/Wind. Vienna, Austria

Fool on a Hill. Galerie Johnen & Schöttle. Cologne, Germany

 

1998

Organisierte Kriminalität. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

 

1997

17 Jahre Nasenbluten. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

 

1996

Galerie Jürgen Becker. Hamburg, Germany

 

1995

Neue Bilder. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Gemany 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

  • Eurasia. a view on painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2014                           

  • Unendlicher Spass, tbc at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany

2013                           

  • DISASTER, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin

2012                          

  • Es lebe die Malerei! Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung Essl (Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria) Nightfall, Modemart,    Debrecen, Hungary
  • HEUTE MALEREI Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany

 

2011

  • Berlin zeichnet! Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. Osnabrück, Germany
  • Festival der Tiere. Sammlung Essl. Klosterneuburg, Austria

2010

  • Hareng Saur : Ensor and Contemporary Art. S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. Gent, Belgium
  • Berlin zeichnet! Ludwigmuseum im Deutschherrenhaus. Koblenz, Germany
  • Painters on the run. Kunsthaus Stade. Stade, Germany
  • Permanent Trouble. Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie. Regensburg, Germany
  • Die Nacht. Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Malerei. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst. Delmenhorst, Germany

 2009

  • Die Kunst ist Super! Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart. Berlin, Germany
  • 60 Jahre - 60 Werke - Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.Martin Gropius Bau. Berlin, Germany
  • Ferne Nähe - Natur in der Kunst der Gegenwart. Kunstmuseum Bonn. Bonn, Germany

2008

  • Olaf Metzel, Markus Oehlen, Daniel Richter - Pictures. Galerie Andreas Höhne. Munich, Germany

2007

  • Der Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart. Van der Heydt Museum. Wuppertal, Germany
  • Jetzt. Beck & Eggeling Galerie. Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Passion for Art. Essl Museum. Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Paint it Blue. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. Bremen, Germany
  • Replacing Mashkov, Recent acquistions by the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The Hague, Netherlands

2006

  • Ein Teller ELEND. Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary. Vienna, Austria
  • Once upon a Time in the West. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany
  • What would I be without you ... City Gallery. Prague, Czech Republic
  • Full House - Gesichter einer Sammlung. Kunsthalle Mannheim. Mannheim, Germany
  • Kust brengt Kunst. 2006 Beaufort Triennial. Ostend, Belgium
  • Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin -Tokyo. Mori Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan; Neue Nationalgalerie. Berlin, Germany

2005

  • Styles und Stile. Aktuelle Malerei aus Deutschland aus der Sammlung Scharpff. Goethe Institut Sofia. Sofia, Bulgaria
  • La nouvelle peinture Allemande. Le Musée d'Art Contemporain. Nimes, France
  • The Triumph of Painting. Leeds City Art Gallery. Leeds, UK
  • Daniel Richter / Jonathan Meese. Kunsthaus Stade. Stade, Germany
  • UdK Berlin - Fakultät Bildende Kunst. Berlinische Galerie. Berlin, Germany
  • Falckenberg Collection. Helsinki City Art Museum. Helsinki, Finland
  • The Triumph of Painting Part II. The Saatchi Gallery. London, UK

2004

  • Neueröffnung. Museum der bildenden Künste. Leipzig, Germany
  • Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany
  • Huts. Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland
  • Rheingold III. Städtisches Museum Abteiberg. Mönchengladbach, Germany

2003

  • Heißkalt - Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Scharpff. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Hamburg, Germany
  • Unheimlich. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst. Delmenhorst, Germany
  • Berlin - Moskau / Moskau - Berlin 1950 - 2000. Gropiusbau. Berlin, Germany
  • Ludwig Richter und seine Schüler + Daniel Richter. Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Dresden, Germany
  • New abstract Painting. Painting abstract now. Museum Morsbroich. Morsbroich, Germany

2002

  • Preis der Nationalgalerie. Hamburger Bahnhof. Berlin, Germany
  • Kunst nach Kunst. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. Bremen, Germany
  • Looking at painting I. Galerie Tanit. Munich, Germany

2001

  • Painting 2001. Victoria Miro Gallery. London, UK
  • Vantage Point. Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin, Ireland

2000

  • Die Beute - Produktivität und Existenz. Kunstamt Kreuzberg. Berlin, Germany
  • Abstrakte Kunst. Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design. Nuremberg, Germany
  • Berlin - Binnendifferenz, Phase 1 - Wien. Galerie Krinzinger. Vienna, Austria; Benger Areal. Bregenz, Austria
  • Europe - Different Perspectives in Painting. MuMi Museo Michetti. Francavilla al Mare, Italy
  • SALON. Delfina Project Space. London, UK
  • German Festival in India. National Gallery of Modern Art. Mumbai, India; Birla Academy of Art & Culture. Kolkata, India; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. Bangalore, India; National Gallery of Modern Art. New Delhi, India

1999

  • Scorpio Rising. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany
  • Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen. Kunsthalle Bremen. Bremen, Germany
  • Melancholie und Eros in der Kunst der Gegenwart - Sammlung Murken. Städtische Galerie Jesuitenkirche. Aschaffenburg, Germany; Städtische Galerie. Delmenhorst, Germany
  • Richter Bohlen Koether. Galerie Freund / Wind. Vienna, Austria
  • Gallery Swap - Contemporary Fine Arts at Sadie Coles HQ. Sadie Coles SQ. London, UKOfficina Europa. Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Bologna, Italy
  • Malerei. INIT Kunst - Halle. Berlin, Germany
  • Mozart on Television - New Painting from Germany. Deitch Projects. New York, USA
  • German Open. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Made in Berlin. House of Cyprus. Athens, Greece

1998

  • Melancholie und Eros in der Kunst der Gegenwart - Sammlung Murken. Von der Heydt-Museum. Wuppertal, Germany; Städtische Galerie. Albstadt, Germany; Kunstmuseum. Thun, Switzerland; Städtische Galerie. Regensburg, Germany
  • Salon 98. Galerie Bärbel Grässlin bei / at Tishman & Speyer Properties Messeturm. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  •  Kunstsammlung Gera on the occasion of the Otto - Dix award.Gera, Germany
  • Made in Berlin. Rethymnon Center for Contemporary Art. Crete, Greece

1997

  • Punch In Out. Kunsthaus Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany
  • Albert Oehlen. Kunsthalle Basel. Basel, Switzerland
  • Melancholie und Eros in der Kunst der Gegenwart - Sammlung Murken. Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany

1996

  • Malerei III. Monika Sprüth Galerie. Cologne, Germany
  • Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT. Kunstsammlung Gera, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. Bremen. Germany

1995

  • Stützmappe a.k.a. support portfolio. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany
  • Scharfer Blick. Bundeskunsthalle. Bonn, Germany 

 

Public collections:

 

  • Deutsche Bank. Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sammlung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Munich, Germany
  • Gemeentemuseum. The Hague, Netherlands
  • Centre Pompidou. Paris, France
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle. Hamburg, Germany
  • Museum der Bildenden Künste
  • Museum der Bildenden Künste. Leipzig, Germany
  • Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Kiel, Germany