READ DEAR
Installation view
Camden Arts Centre, London
2016

 

READ DEAR
Installation view
Camden Arts Centre, London
2016

 

READ DEAR
Installation view
Camden Arts Centre, London
2016

 

down and out
Installation view
2008

 

Black Dollar
2008
collage
60 x 80 cm

 

Special Hommes
2008
collage
60 x 80 cm

 

down and out
Installation view
2008

 

Die Dame
2008
collage
60 x 80 cm

 

Herr Von Eden
2008
collage
60 x 80 cm

 

Born 1964 in Vasteras, Sweden
lives and works in Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

2017
KAPALBHATI, Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy
Lavoro, with Klara Liden, Indipendenza, Rome, Italy

2016
Werk, with Klara Lidén, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE
I WANT DANDY, Kunstverein München, Munich, DE
TUFF LOVE, The Power Station, Dallas, US
READ DEAR, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
#ESLOHNTSICH, Galerie Neu, Berlin, DE

2015
ICHBRAUCHEMASSPACE, House of Gaga, Mexico (with Klara Liden)
Hurry Up. Chase It Down, Sismografo, Porto, Portugal
Men Are Woman, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Here’s Good Looking @ U, KID, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Y.O.Y.O.G.A.L.A.N.D., with Ei Arakawa, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

2014
Rameau’s Nephews. Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist, Nasjionalmuseet, Oslo
A.E.I.O.U., with Ei Arakawa, Hollybush Garden, London
Sunflower Sutra, with Ei Arakawa, Silvie Fleming Collection/Rise Projects, London

2013
SQUARE ONE, dépendance, Brussels
Give Poetry A Try, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Give Posters A Try, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
EQ UI LI BR IU M, Galerie Neu, Berlin
EQ UI LI BR IU M, MD72, Berlin

2012
WORDS ARE PEOPLE, Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York
Karl Holmqvist – Oscar Tuazon, La Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
The Hours Of This Watch Is Numbered – House of Gaga, Mexico City
The Watch?, Etablissement d’en face, brussels
The Visit, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen

2011
Education Is a Right, Hollybush Gardens, London

2010
HYMN TO PAN, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (with Joachim Koester)
Spectacle Prescription Solo, Fruit and Flower Deli, Stockholm
Part 1 – Maybe a Kiss in the Garden, Circus, Berlin

2009
OFF WITH THEIR ‘EADS, White Cubicle, London
I’LL MAKE THE WORLD EXPLODE, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
entrevista con el vampiro, Gaga Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City
I’M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND, Argos Arts, Brussels

2008
down and out, dependance, brussels
BOOMTOWN, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

2007
The grey Triangle, Hollybush Gardens, London

2006
Nausea, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
GÅVÄNTASTANNA, Marabouparken Annex, Stockholm
Wie Delphine, Delphine es tun… Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin

2002
FREE PRESS, Namdee Publishing Station, Bangkok

1999
Karl Holmqvist, Bildmuseet, Umeå

1995
International Kleen, Taidehalli Project Room, Helsinki
White Noise, Schipper & Krome, Cologne

1992
Tune In, Tune On, TRE, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions

2017
Language and Sound as Sculpture, XXIII CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
SI SEDES NON IS, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2016
Nhu Duong S/S 2017 I AM A CAMERA feat. Karl Holmqvist, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
WHAT’S MY NAME?, Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin, Germany

2015
curated by, Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Eugen Grominger &, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany
Hello Walls, Gladstone Gallery, New York
homecomings: Projective Space, Kurfurstraße 13, Berlin, Germany
Occupational Therapy, Contemporary ArtMuseum St.Louis, St.Louis, MO, USA
The Rant, (performance), New Theater, Berlin

2014
Absent-minded young typist, RONGWRONG, Amsterdam
I’LL MAKE THE WORK EXPLODE, Buenos Tiempos Inc., Brussels
@the Shrink, Shanaynay, Paris
Galerie Neu a la Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel La Douane, Paris
The Reluctant Narrator, Museo Berardo, Lisbon
The Library Vaccine, Artists Space, New York
New Ways Of Doing Nothing, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna
Black House, Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia, Tallin
Read the room / you’ve got to, Salts, Basel
House, Hollybush Gardens, London
Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Everything Is About To Happen, Corvi-Mora and Greengrassi, London
The Hawker, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Dead Reader, Idea Store Whitechapel, London
Eight Poems by Karl Holmqvist, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
The Fifth Dimension, Logan Center Exhibitions, Chicago
The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Poetry will be Made by ALL, LUMAS Editionsgalerie – Zürich, Zürich
Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual – Selected by Pati Hertling, White Columns, New York

2013
The November Issue, Mathew, Berlin
To Breathe Is Not Enough, Connelly Theatre, New York
There Is Only One Karl, White Columns, New York
It’s Okat To Be ‘K, Fonoteca, Mexico City
Zigaretten Rauchen, In the Parking Lot Of Goethe Institut, Mexico City
What Would Thomas Bernhard Do?, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Mart Collection, Kunsthaus Centre Pasquart, Biel
Wiederholen Und Ausblenden, Mumok Cinema, Vienna
Why is Everything the Same?, Shoot The Lobster, New York
Blind Country, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, CA
Marking Language, The Drawing Room, London
Words are People, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo
Word Text Vortex, CAC Vilnius
Prisma Pavillion, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Footnotes, CAC, Vilnius

2012
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen (cat.)
Forte Piano: Le Forme Del Suono, Auditorium ParcoDella Musica
Bulletin Board, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Islas que se hunden, LABOR, Mexico City
Intoleranz/Normalitaat, Grazer Kunstverein, Gratz
Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, MMOMA, Moscow
Acts of Voicing, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
Posters, CECCH, Centre d’edition Contemporaine, Geneve, Geneva
Celluloid Brushes, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
The Sun Shines for Everyone, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (cat.)
Arcane of Patterns. Inceptive of Rhythm, an Order and Summon., Mindpirates Projectaum, Berlin
The Log-O-Rithmic, GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Der Kunstpreis der Bottcherstrasse in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
Ephemeropterae, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Ecstatic Alphabets, Museum of Modern Art, New York
What is it that comes coiling in the morning?, New Jersey, Basel
The Dream Of Insomnia Symposium, Fondation Ratti, Como
Invitation à l’Etude, kim?, Riga

2011
The Sun Shines for Everyone, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Moment Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
HotAvantGardeHotHot, Oslo10, Basel
Symposium, The Event, Birmingham
Times Square Show, Times Bar, Berlin
Modify, As Needed, Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
IllumiNations, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice
Dirty Literature, The National Portrait Gallery, London
Palace Party, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Doing Things With Words, Pratt Institute, New York
The Gong Show, Micky Schubert Gallery, Berlin
The Bell Show, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Chartreuse Jeune, Casa Tabarelli, Bolzano
An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass Moca, Massachusetts

2010
Cactus Craze, KW69, Berlin
BigMinis, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
End Note, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
Welcome to HYPERLINK “http://www.girlkarl.com”,
Mehringdamm 72, Berlin
Je Ne Travaille Jamais, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Untitled, NGBK, Berlin
The Last Museum, Centre George Pompidou, Paris
At Home, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Poetry Park, Frieze Projects, London
Constitution for a Temporary Display, Manifesta 8, The European Biennial for
Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain
Moderna Utställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Hem och Ursprung, Bukowskis, Stockholm
Plus One, Perry Rubinstein Gallery, New York
27 Senses, Chisenhale Gallery, London
It Is Written, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz
Queer Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest
Foreigners Everywhere, T293, Naples
maybe a kiss in the garden, Circus, Berlin
Non-Solo, Non-Group Exhibition, Zurich Kunsthalle, Zurich

2009
Editions vs. Objects, CECCH – Centre d’édition contemporaine Genève, Geneva
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Groupshow, Autocenter, Berlin
Foreigners Everywhere, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
The Malady Of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona
Depression, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastrich
Momentum 2009, Favoured Nations, 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss
ReMap 2, Athens
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., Institute Of Contemporary Arts, London
Warm Summer Days, Indoors, Sandy Brown, Berlin
Curated by Vienna, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
27 Senses, Kube, Ålesund, Norway
Modern, modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Over The Bridge We Go, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
For Fans and Scholars Alike, Westlondonprojects, London
FLOORS / WALLS, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
CELEBRATION, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
The Rehearsal, Hollybush Gardens, London
Live Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2008
Sphinxx, Modern Art, London
La Galeria Sentimental, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London
100 Years, 100 Posters, 100 Artists, Rochelle School, London
THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR TOILET, Palais de Tokyo Answerphone, Paris
That social space between speaking and meaning, White Columns, New York
Make Out, Studio 44, Stockholm
The Soul, Or Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls, Manifesta 7, The European
Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trento
Legend, Chamarande, Paris
Whose Side Are You On?, Castilo/Corales, Paris
Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
Poetry Project, White Columns, New York
Publish and Be Damned, Kunstverein München, New York

2007
A Choreographed Exhibition, Kunst Halle S:t Gallen, S:t Gallen
Merz Symposium Organic Functionalism, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich
A Spoken Word Exhibition, Swiss Institute, New York
Überleben, Program, Berlin
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Muhka, Antwerpen
Playback, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Pawnshop, E-flux, New York
Le Truc, Project Arts Center, Dublin
Deaf II, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
Put out the Light, Erase a Line, Studio 44, Stockholm
I Want Your Texts, unitednationsplaza, Berlin
Films On Parade, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Speaker’s Corner, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
Robert Smithson, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
California files, CCA Wattis, San Francisco
Raw, among the ruins, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Otra de vaqueros, Centro de Arte Alameda, Mexico City
Models for tomorrow, European Kunsthalle, Cologne
Design by Accident, Croynielsen, Berlin

2006
Meerrettich on Ice, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Stichting de Appel,
Amsterdam
Old News, CNEAI, Chatou
Illusion is a Revolutionary Weapon, Swiss Institute, New York
Tenemos el Duchamp, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City
Radio Gallery, Resonance 104,4fm, London
The Title As The Curator’s Art Piece, Blow de la Barra. London
EVR Film Festival, Extra City, Antwerp
La Maman et la putain, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
DotDotDotDot, Mossutställningar, Stockholm

2005
The Failure, Korridor, Berlin
24H Incidental, Swiss Institute, New York
BMW IXth Baltic Triennale, I C A, London
BMW IXth Baltic Triennale, C A C, Vilnius
E-flux Video Rental, Portikus, Frankfurt
The Fifteen Minutes Show, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
Radio Days, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam
E-flux Video Rental, KunstWerke, Berlin
Utopia Station, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre
I’M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND, Moderna Museet, Stockholm radio days, stichting de appel, amsterdam*

2004
Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Untrue Stories, Media Art Farm, Tblisi
You Don’t Love Me Yet, Frieze Art Fair, London
Sound ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Publish and Be Damned, Cubitt Gallery, London
Den Bästa Dikten, Konst2, Skärholmen
B D V Showroom, The George, Paris
Berlin Nord, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Candyland Zoo, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury

2003
Feu De Bois, FRAC Pays De La Loire, Carquefou
Utopia Station, Venice Biennale, Venice
You Don’t Love Me Yet, Galleri Index, Stockholm
Playschool, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Soirée Tropicale, C E C, Geneva
forget egret regret, A I A V, Akiyoshidai
Same Different, New Gallery, Bucharest

2002
rent-a-bench, Florence Av / Santa Fe Av, Los Angeles
Haunted by Detail, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam
International Networks, Karstadt, Wiesbaden
Gasthof, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
Slow, Shedhalle, Zurich
After Shopping, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2001
Soft Guys for Hard Times, Sparwasser H Q, Berlin
A Little Bit Of History Repeated, KunstWerke, Berlin
Tirana Biennale 1, Tirana All Systems Go, B A C, Visby Intentional Communities,
Rooseum, Malmö
Club Bevil, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
Lady Bump, Gavlak Projects East, New York

2000
Social Hackers, MUU Gallery, Helsinki
Apartment, BüroFriedrich, Berlin
Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz Viva Scanland, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Make It Happen ON TOUR, Momentum Biennal of Contemporary Art, Moss
Now It Is Allowable, The Collective, Edinburgh
999 Tendencies In Love, Hilton Hotel, Berlin
Make It Happen, Backstage, Stockholm
Now It Is Allowable, Swedenborg Society, London

1997
Volles Haus, Schipper & Krome, Berlin
The Invisible Part Two, Galleri Index, Stockholm
The Invisible, Galleri Y1, Stockholm
Clean & Sane, Edsviks Konst & Kultur, Stockholm
Team404, Car Factory, Braunschweig

1996
Escape Attempts, Freetown of Christiania, Copenhagen
Original Copy, Taidehalli, Helsinki
Meet Me in the Park After Dark, Campbell’s Occassionally, Copenhagen

1995
I Confess, Nikolai Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
Art Against Aids, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Learn To Read Poetry, A/C Project Room, New York

1993
Water Bar, Various Locations, New York

1992
Writings On The Wall, 303 gallery, New York

Bibliography
2012
Pacific Standard Time, Karl Holmqvist, May 09, June 2012

2011
I’ll Make The World Explode, Cristabel Stewart, Tank, Fall Issue, 2011
Safety In Numbers, Exhibition Review ‘IllumiNations’, Claire Bishop, Artforum,
September 2011
Dealing With-, Exhibition Review, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Texte Zur Kunst,
September 2011
Word Play, Dieter Roelstraete, Frieze, May 2011
Karl Holmqvist, Catherine Hug, Bad Day Magazine, Issue 9, 2011
2010 Karl Holmqvist: Making Space, Melissa Grönlund, Afterall Issue 25 Autumn 2010
27 Senses, Exhibition catalogue, Electra, 2010

2009
I’m Too Sad to Sell You, Exhibition Review ‘Depression’ Marina Vischmidt,
Texte Zur Kunst, 03.12.09
27 Senses, Exhibition Review, Katie Kitamura, Frieze, October 2009
Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. Exhibition Review, Dan Fox, Frieze, October 2009
What’s My Name Again?, Stefania Palumba, Mousse, September 2009
For Fans and Scholars Alike, Sam Thorne, Frieze, June-August 2009
Twenty Seven Senses, Melissa Gronlund, Afterall, May 2009
Modern, modern, Catalouge text, Pati Hertling, Starship Berlin/Chelsea
Art Museum, New York
The Soul, Or Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls, Catalouge text, Anselm
Franke and Hila Peleg, Manifesta 7, Trento
Legend, Catalouge text, Alexis Vaillant, Sternberg Press, Berlin

2008
Meeting of Minds, Johanna Billing, Modern Painters, October 2008 Sights from a
Steeple, Exhibition Review, Dan Kidner, Frieze, September 2008
Boomtown, Exhibition Review, Martin Herbert, Modern Painters, September 2008

2007
The Grey Triangle, Exhibition Review, Ed Atkins, Artvehicle 23, 2007 ZAPP
Magazine #11, Amsterdam 2007
Design By Accident, Exhibition Review, Raimar Stange, Modern Painters, April 2007
If I Can’t Dance, Exhibition review, Dominic Eichler, Frieze, April 2007
Ah, Feminism, Polly Staple, Frieze, March 2007
Berlin braucht Zeitvertreib, Nikola Dietrich, Monopol, Nummer 1 2007

2006
Karl Holmqvist, Exhibition review, Jennifer Allen, Artforum.com, December 2006
The Title as The Curator’s Art Piece, Exhibition review, Dan Kidner, Untitled Fall 2006
Top Ten, Fia Backström, Artforum November 2006
La Maman et La Putain, Exhibition Review, Pablo Leon de la Barra, Frog No 4,
Automne-Hiver 2006
Karl Holmqvist, Exhibition Review, Ronald Jones, Frieze Issue 102 October 2006
Karl Holmqvist, Exhibition Review, Robert Stasinski, Flash Art International JulySep 2006
How Does 30 Grand a Year and a Company Car Sound? Cerith Wyn Evans,
Exhibition Introduction, La Maman et la putain PDF catalogue, Air de Paris, Paris July 2006
Mångsidigt formexperiment, Exhibition review, Milou Allerholm, Dagens Nyheter
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GÅVÄNTASTANNA, Exhibition Review, Kim West, Artforum.com, May 2006
Through the Looking Glass, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen and Pernille Albrethsen,
Exhibition essay part of exhibition publication GÅVÄNTASTANNA,
Marabouparken, Stockholm, April 2006
UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, Tomas Kindenberg, NOLLTJUGOETT, 022006
I ON A LION IN ZION, Anna Colin, Untitled Winter 2006

2005
Artist’s Favourites, Elke Krystufek, Spike 06, 2005
Karl Holmqvist, Jay Chung, Q Takeki Maeda, Neue Review, Ausgabe 10, Juli 2005

2004
Feu De Bois, Catalogue, Alexis Vaillant, FRAC Pays De La Loire, Carquefou, 2004

2002
Gasthof, Ronald Jones, Artforum October 2002
Smell, See, Touch, Hear, Catalogue Haunted by Detail, Francesco Bernardelli, De Appel CTP 2002
A Little Bit Of History Repeated, Jennifer Allen, Artforum, March 2002

2001
Jag Är Spökrösten, Johanna Billing, Paletten Issue 244, 4/2001
A Little Bit Of History Repeated, Catalogue, Jens Hoffmann, Berlin 2001
Social Hackers, Exhibition Review, Sorina Basto, Flash Art, Nov-Dec 2001
Tirana Biennal, Catalogue, Jens Hoffmann, Tirana 2001
All Systems Go, Catalogue, Bella Rune, Visby 2001
Social Hackers, Catalogue, Paula Toppila/Cristina Ricupero, Helsinki 2001
Social Hackers, Exhibition Review, Tomas Träskman, Nu, Vol. III No.1/01

2000
The Real Work, Catalogue Christiane Mennicke / Corinna Koch, Werkleitz 2000
BAS 5, Catalogue Hayward Gallery, London 2000
Renhet—Utan pekpinnar, Exhibition Review, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Svenska Dagbladet 970823

1997
Clean & Sane, Catalogue, Maria Lind, Stockholm 1997
Självmord i ett kontorslandskap, Exhibition Review, Sara Arrhenius, Aftonbladet 960822

1995
ZAPP Magazine #4, Amsterdam 1995

1993
Karl Holmqvist TRE, Exhibition Review, Dennis Dahlqvist, Flash Art Jan/Feb 1993

1992
Fire, Exhibition Introduction TUNE IN, TURN ON, Daniel Birnbaum, TRE, Stockholm 1992