Josef Strau
Invitation Epiphany
Installation view
Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
2017

 

Josef Strau
Invitation Epiphany
Installation view
Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
2017

Josef Strau
Die grüne Stadt
2017
tin wire and acryl on canvas
60 x 50 cm
23.6 x 19.7 in

 

Josef Strau
Invitation Epiphany
Installation view
Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
2017

 

Josef Strau
Mood
2017
tin plate, tin wire and acryl on canvas
60 x 50 cm
23.6 x 19.7 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 6 cm 15.74 x 11.81 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 6 cm
15.74 x 11.81 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 x 5.5 cm 19.68 x 15.74 x 2.16 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 x 5.5 cm
19.68 x 15.74 x 2.16 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 x 6.5 cm 27.55 x 19.68 x 2.55 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 x 6.5 cm
27.55 x 19.68 x 2.55 in

 

Josef Strau
 Untitled
 2016
 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
 80 x 60 x 6 cm
 31.49 x 23.62 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau

Untitled

2016

soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas

80 x 60 x 6 cm

31.49 x 23.62 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 x 6 cm 19.68 x 15.74 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 x 6 cm
19.68 x 15.74 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau 
Untitled
 2016 
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 
60 x 50 x 5 cm 
23.62 x 19.68 x 1.95 in

Josef Strau

Untitled

2016

soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas

60 x 50 x 5 cm

23.62 x 19.68 x 1.95 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 60 x 40 x 6 cm 23.62 x 15.74 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
60 x 40 x 6 cm
23.62 x 15.74 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 7 cm 15.74 x 11.81 x 2.75 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 7 cm
15.74 x 11.81 x 2.75 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 x 3.5 cm 27.55 x 19.68 x 1.37 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 x 3.5 cm
27.55 x 19.68 x 1.37 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 x 8.5 cm 19.68 x 15.74 x 3.34 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 x 8.5 cm
19.68 x 15.74 x 3.34 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 x 7.5 cm 19.68 x 23.62 x 2.95 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 60 x 7.5 cm
19.68 x 23.62 x 2.95 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 x 6 cm 23.62 x 19.68 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 60 x 6 cm
23.62 x 19.68 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 x 7 cm 11.81 x 15.74 x 2.75 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 x 7 cm
11.81 x 15.74 x 2.75 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 x 5 cm 23.62 x 23.62 x 1.96 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 x 5 cm
23.62 x 23.62 x 1.96 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 x 6 cm 15.74 x 1.18 x 2.36 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 6 cm
15.74 x 1.18 x 2.36 in

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Rainyday and hundred of water and everything Installation view dépendance, Brussels 2016

Josef Strau
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels
2016

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 x 6 cm 23.66 x 15.74 x 1.96 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 x 6 cm
23.66 x 15.74 x 1.96 in

 

Josef Strau 
Untitled
 2016 
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
 24 x 30 x 4 cm
 9.44 x 11.81 x 1.57 in

Josef Strau

Untitled

2016

soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas

24 x 30 x 4 cm

9.44 x 11.81 x 1.57 in

 

Josef Strau Untitled 2016 soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 x 5 cm 19.68 x 23.63 x 1.68 in

Josef Strau
Untitled
2016
soldering tin wire and acrylic on canvas
50 x 60 x 5 cm
19.68 x 23.63 x 1.68 in

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

 

The Balalaika Moment
Installation View
dependance, Brussels, 2011

Born 1957, Vienna

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Tears And New Tears, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2017
Invitation Epiphany, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

2016
Rainyday and hundred of water and everything, dépendance, Brussels
“THE POSTORS”, Goton, Paris
Loyalties, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico

2015
Josef Strau – Secession, Vienna

2014
Vilma Gold, My Divid’ed House, London
The Renaissance Society, The New World

2011
Josef Strau – Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

2010
The Balalaika Moment, dépendance, Bruxelles,
The Why Does This All Happen To Me Experience, House of Gaga, Mexico City
Vienna and Jerusalem (with Martin Guttman), Pro Choice, Vienna

2009
The Oriental Therapies, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Vorschlag zur Erneuerung des Gedenkens an den Tod des Autors und auch zur gleichzeitigen Erweiterung durch die Leselampe der Schreiber, WHITE HEAT, presented by Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/ Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany
Iniquities Suspend, RowleyKennerk Gallery, Chicago

2008
18 Iniqities, Greene Naftali, New York
A Dissidence Coincidence But WHCTLJS, Mälmo Konsthall, Sweden

2007
Voices and Substitutes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Voices, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
The Tabernacle on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin
“Why Doesn’t my Plant Grow Anymore?” and Other Works of Lament (…), Vilma Gold, London
dépendance, Brussels

2006
Don’t Climb the Pyramids, Greene Naftali, New York
c/o Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Ziegelstrasse, Berlin invited by Yilmaz Dziewior

2002
Nazis of Suburbia, Greene Naftali, New York

1998
a, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017
Section Littéraire, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Infected Foot, Greene Naftali, New York

2016
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman, Paris
CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Quodlibet, Lempertz, Brussels
The Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner collection, curated by Christine Macel, Elisabeth Suss man, and Elisabeth Sherman, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris Night Thoughts, curated by Jody Graf, CCS Bard, Annan dale-on-Hudson, New York

2015
Welcome You’re in the Right Place, organized and designed by AIRBNB Pavilion, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
A Turtle Dreaming (… Echoes from an Encapsulated Space Exiled Sounds of Letters Requiring Symphon ic Treatment), Wiener Secession, Wien

2014
KARST, FAX, Plymouth
Arnolfini, The Promise, Bristol
Liverpool Biennial, collaboration with Stefan Tcherepnin
Southard Reid, Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life) curated by Sarina Basta and Mary Rinebold,
London
Halle für Kunst, Über Das Radikale Nebeneinander, Luneburg

2013
Frieze Projects, London
AIR DE PARIS, Pétrone/Pétrole, Paris
Soloway, Some Redemptions, New York (The show is curated by Josef Strau; including artists: Ei Arak
wa, Tomer Aluf, Keren Cyttern, Henrik Olesen, Jose Rojas, Ulla Rossek, Nora Schultz, Josef Strau,
Stephan Tcherepnin, Antek Walczak
Galerie Franscesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zürich
INDEX-Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, COUNTER-PRODUCTION, Stockholm

2012
Generali Foundation, Counter-Production, Vienna
Belvedere Wien, Keine Zeit, Vienna
Galerie Francesca Pia, La demeure joyeuse II, Zurich

2011
Jahresgaben 2011 / 2012 – Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments – Galerie Daniel Buchholz – Berlin, Berlin
Dystopia – CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
Time Again – SculptureCenter, New York City, NY
A Different Person, Badischer Kunstberein, Karlsruhe
True Faith, Andersen’s Contemporary Copenhagen, Copenhagen

2010
Light from Light, curated by Kim Machan, MAAP, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane and Shanghai Library, Shanghai
The Milk Drop Coronet, Camera Austria, Graz
Novel, dependance, Bruxelles
The Pursuer, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
The Evryali Score, David Zwirner, New York
The Baghdad Batteries, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens
At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Negation, Subtraction, Dissolution, arranged by Front Desk Apparatus, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles
Josef Strau and Clegg&Guttman, Pro Choice, Vienna and Jerusalem
The Inhabitants, Vilma Gold, London

2009
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, Paris
evas arche und der feminist (carte blanche), The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Scorpio ́s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
The Space of Words, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

2008
iamb: Through the Limbo of Vanity: R.H.Quaytman + Josef Strau , Vilma Gold, London, UK
Galerie Catherine Bastide and dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali, New York
Manifesta 7, Trentino, Italy
One Season in Hell, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, Germany
“Neutre Intense. It ́s gonna rain”, Maison populaire, Montreuil,
France, curated by Christophe Gallois

2007
Secret-Flix, Neue Alte Brucke, Frankfurt
Years-In-Review-Installation, Vilma Gold, organized by Joseph Strau
Door Slamming Festival, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, curated by Dominic Eichler
dépendance at Galerie Neu, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Wonderwall—Constructing the Sublime, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, curated by Anna Cathatina-Gebbers
Shandyismus, Wiener Secession, Vienna, curated by Helmut Draxler
New Domestic Landscape, Kjubh Kunstverein, Köln, Curated by Caroline Nathusius
design by accident, Croy Nielsen, Berlin

2006
…:ICAL KRBBR PRDLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Looking Back, White Columns, New York
Next to Kin, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Minotaur Blood, Galerie Fortescue Avenue, London, curated by Gionata Bonvicini
La maman et la putain, curated by Eva Svennung, Air de Paris, Paris
Our Marvellous Ambition, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; curated by Bennett Simpson (Additional Venues: Power Plant, Toronto; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2007)
Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers, Kunsthaus Dresden

2005
The Gone Wait, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, curated by Tobias Buche
Possession, Paul-Linke-Ufer, Berlin curated by Dominique Eichler

2004
Mg, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Zeichnungen Werkleitzbiennale, Halle curated by Ariane M Fligen Arbeitsschutz, Wandbilder, WBD, Berlin
Editionen 4 Jahre WBD, Berlin

2003
Photo +, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Photo +, Prague Biennale 1

2002
The Nazis of Suburbia, (Ökonomien der Zeit), curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Astrid Wege,
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Pictures, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2000
The Inheritage, Video for Coal By Any Other Name, organized by S. Dillemuth,
Colin De Land Fine Art, New York
hey, international competition style, TENT, Rotterdam curated by Amelie von Wulffen und Dirk Schmidt
Produktivität und Existenz, organized by Die Beute, Bethanienhaus, Berlin
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artists, Moscow
Snowflake Office, organized by C. Kr, Greene Naftali Gallery, NewYork

1999
The Castle (with Amelie von Wulffen), Snowflake Office, Galerie Walbr Dorf

1998
SUUM SUUN AKVY `73, Laden Schillerstr. 32, Berlin
Kunstb60, Wien with The Nazis of Suburbia

1997
Die krumme Pranke, Video with A. Creischer, A. Siekmann, A. von Wulffen

1993
Friesenwall 120, Cologne, co-curated with Stefan Dillemuth 1990-1993, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York (with S. Dillemuth)
Parallax View: New York-Cologne, P.S. 1
Four Walls, New York (with S. Dillemuth)

1991
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Kunstraum Daxer, M (with S. Dillemuth)

1990
Raum Masse 10, Hamburg (with C. von Bonin)