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.


Solo Exhibitions:

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

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

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



Lonely Old Slogans. 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Le Freak, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France



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



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



spandrillen - mamillen - ronald, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany 

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



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

Esbjerg Art Museum. Esbjerg, Denmark



Voyage, Voyage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

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



Daniel Richter. Kestner Gesellschaft. Hannover, Germany



Anti Away. REGINA Gallery. Moscow, Russia

Daniel Richter. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Salzburg, Austria

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



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.



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



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



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



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

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



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



Hirn. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Berlin, Germany

Hearn. Bernier / Eliades Gallery. Athens, Greece



Grünspan. K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Düsseldorf, Germany



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

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



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



Experiment Freund. Galerie Freund/Wind. Vienna, Austria

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



Organisierte Kriminalität. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany



17 Jahre Nasenbluten. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany



Galerie Jürgen Becker. Hamburg, Germany



Neue Bilder. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Gemany 


Group Exhibitions:


ZDRAVSTVUYTE! OVCHARENKO in cooperation with VLADEY. Moscow, Russia.



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



Unendlicher Spass, tbc at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany



DISASTER, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin



Es lebe die Malerei! Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung Essl (Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria) Nightfall, Modemart,    Debrecen, Hungary

HEUTE MALEREI Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany



Berlin zeichnet! Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. Osnabrück, Germany

Festival der Tiere. Sammlung Essl. Klosterneuburg, Austria



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Preis der Nationalgalerie. Hamburger Bahnhof. Berlin, Germany

Kunst nach Kunst. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. Bremen, Germany

Looking at painting I. Galerie Tanit. Munich, Germany



Painting 2001. Victoria Miro Gallery. London, UK

Vantage Point. Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin, Ireland



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



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



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



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



Malerei III. Monika Sprüth Galerie. Cologne, Germany

Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT. Kunstsammlung Gera, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. Bremen. Germany



Stützmappe a.k.a. support portfolio. Contemporary Fine Arts. Berlin, Germany

Scharfer Blick. Bundeskunsthalle. Bonn, Germany 


  • 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