Chronik

1945
Born on January 31 in Toledo, OH
1963 – 1964
Educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1965 – 1967
Attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1968
Cassandra Foundation Grant
1971 – 1972
New School for Social Research, New York, NY (anthropology and philosophy)
1967 – 1985
Faculty, Department of Fine Art, the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1988 – 1990
Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
1990
Brandeis Award
1991
Frederick Weisman Award
1993
The Menzione d'Onore at the Venice Biennale
1993
Received the Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government
1991 – 1997
Professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildende Künste, Stuttgart, Germany
1999
A ₣3 postage stamp was issued by the French Government in honor of his work in Figeac
2001
Received the Laura Honoris Causa, doctorate in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Bologna
2001
His novel Purloined was published by Salon Verlag
2003
Received the Austrian Republic’s highest honor for accomplishments in science and culture, the Golden Cross
Lives in New York, NY and Rome, Italy; currently a professor at the Kunstakademie Munich and the Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice, Italy

Ausstellungen

2012
The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting, Albright-Knox Art Gallery at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2011
Sparking Dialogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011
Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation, Selections from the Hadley Martin Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation, Selections from the Hadley Martin
2011
Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
2011
Albert Oehlen/ Joseph Kosuth, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
2011
'Private / Corporate VI', Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2011
The Mind’s Image of Itself #3' a play of architecture and the mind, Sprüth Magers, London, England (solo)
2010
‘(Waiting for-) Texts for Nothing’ Samuel Beckett, in play, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2010
(Waiting for-) Texts for Nothing, Samuel Beckett, in play, Eine Geschichte des Installationen, 1965-2010, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2010
(Waiting for-) Texts for Nothing, Samuel Beckett, in play, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010
Joseph Kosuth:Texts for Nothing, Samuel Beckett, in play, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy (solo)
2010
Joseph Kosuth:Personal Structures: Time – Space – Existence, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2010
JUST LOVE ME. Regard sur une collection privée, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Switzerland
2010
Psychoanalysis – The Unconscious in Everyday Life, Science Museum, London, England
2010
Max’s Kansas City, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Portrait, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Painting: Process and Expansion: From the 1950s till Now, Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Ludwig Foundation), Vienna, Austria
2010
Living Under the Same Roof, The Marieluise Hessel Collection and the Center for Curatorial Studies, CCS Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
2010
Radical Conception, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
2009
Joseph Kosuth and Tsang Kin-Wah, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China
2009
Where do we go from here: Selections from La Collexion Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
2009
Zig Zag, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
2009
Arte/Natura-Natura/Arte, Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, Italy
2009
Artists' Speculations - Four Generations in the Mirror, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, Italy
2009
Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KA
2009
In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuni, Venice, Italy
2009
Joseph Kosuth: An Interpretation of This Title: Nietzsche, Darwin and the Paradox of Content, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2009
Joseph Kosuth, Galleria Six, Milan, Italy (solo)
2009
Joseph Kosuth:ni apparance ni illusion, Louvre Museum, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Joseph Kosuth: An Interpretation of This Title, Nietzsche, Darwin and the Paradox of Content, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2009
Content, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2009
A Mancha Humana / The Human Stain, Conceptual Art in the CGAC Collection, A Coruña, Spain
2009
Picturing in America, The Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
2009
Electricity, Leo Castelli, New York, NY
2009
Just What Are They Saying…, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008
Neon, Fondazione Nomas, Rome Italy
2008
Neon, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2008
Summer 2008, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Selections from the Collection of Helga and Walther Lauffs, Zwirner & Wirth and David Zwirner, New York, NY
2008
Cancelled, Erased, and Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2008
De L’écriture (with Writing): Selected works from the Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain, Amos, Quebec; traveling to: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon. The Art Gallery of the South Oknagan, Penticton, British Colombia. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario. The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande, Prairie, Alberta.
2008
‘neither appearance nor illusion’, A Selection of Early Works from the 1960's by Joseph Kosuth, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Joseph Kosuth:This is how things are hidden from us, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008
Joseph Kosuth: Al Fin Creí Entender (Madrid), La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008
The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2008
The Artist’s Library, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage (CIAP), Ile de Vassiviere, France
2007
Uncontained, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2007
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of the Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2007
PURE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Joseph Kosuth: Il Linguaggio dell’Equilibrio / The Language of Equilibrium, la Biennale di Venezia, Monastero Mekhitarista, Isola di San Lazzaro deglia Armeni, Venice, Italy.
2007
Joseph Kosuth, ‘Terra Ultra Incognita,’ Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, San Antonio Abad, Casa de Colon, El Museo Canario, The Palms of Great Canary, The Canary Islands, Spain (solo)
2006
Joseph Kosuth : a labyrinth into which I can venture (a play of works by guests and foreigners),’ Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2006
Joseph Kosuth, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy (solo)
2006
Joseph Kosuth, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, England (solo)
2006
Matière grise (show organized by Kosuth), Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Busy Going Crazy: Collection Sylvio Perlstein, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2006
Full House – The Faces of a Collection, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2006
Group Show (organized by Clarissa Dalrymple), Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Inventory – Works from the Herbert Collection, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
2006
Notations: Out of Words, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2006
Word, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
2005
Artisti dalla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna 1980-2000, Castello Colonna, Genazzano, Italy
2005
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005
Big Bang, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2005
Drawn to Cleveland, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
2005
Exhibition on the occasion of the 200th Birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005
EXIT – Stepping Out of the Picture, Zentrum fur Kunst and Medientechnologie Karslruhe, Germany
2005
Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Joseph Kosuth. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Group Show (organized by Clarissa Dalrymple), Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Il bianco e altro – artisti contemporanei al lavoro, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
2005
13 Locations of Meaning: Curated by Giacomo Zaza, Molfetta, Torrione Passari, Italy (solo)
2005
Joseph Kosuth, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany (solo)
2005
Recognizable Differences & Andersen Self-Described [part of ‘H.C. Andersen: A Life World’], Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo)
2005
The Painted Word: Language as Image in Modern Art, Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA (solo)
2005
Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Exhibition on the occasion of the 200th Birthday of Hans Christian Andersen
2005
Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Joseph Kosuth and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Hans Christian Andersen-A Life World.(solo)
2005
Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, München (solo)
2005
Long Playing, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Ma
2005
Mark Tansey & Joseph Kosuth, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
2005
Public Space/Two Audiences: works and documents from the Herbert Collection, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2005
Romance [a novel], Galeria Cristina Guerra, Lisbon, Portugal
2005
Translation: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2004
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Re-defining the Context of Art: 1968-2004, ‘The Second Investigation’ and Public Media(solo)
2004
Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece, ‘Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Athens)’(solo)
2004
Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Athens) 'Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, ‘À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur)’(solo)
2003
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, From Broodthaers to Horn Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, Die Neue Kunsthalle II
2003
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, Living With Duchamp
2003
Couvent de Morsiglia (FRAC Corse), Mairie de Morsiglia, France, ré-invention de la collection
2003
Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, USA, Then All the World Would be Upside Down
2003
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA, upon reflection…
2003
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Raid the Icebox
2003
Museum für neue kunst ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, The Daimler Chrysler Collection
2003
Dickinson Roundell, New York, USA, Aftershock
2003
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, Singular Forms Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present
2003
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CONN, USA, Off the Wall: Works from the JP Morgan Chase Collection
2003
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Nice, Nice, France, Intra-Muros
2003
The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Joyce in Art:Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce
2000
Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovenia, ‘Eight Locations of Meaning’(solo)
2000
Musée Champollion, Figeac, France, ‘Place of Writing, Five Works by Joseph Kosuth, from ‘One and Three Chairs’ to ‘Ex Libris, J.-F. Champollion (Figeac)’(solo)
2000
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston 'Artist, Curator, Collector: James McNeill Whistler, Bernard Berenson and Isabella Stewart Gardner–Three Locations in the Creative Process'(solo)
2000
Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy, ‘Essays’(solo)
2000
Galerie Achim Kubinski, Berlin, Germany, ‘Essays’(solo)
2000
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, ‘Essays’(solo)
2000
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, ‘Guests and Foreigners, Rules and Meanings (Te Kore)’(solo)
1999
Villa Medici – Académie de France, Rome, Italy, ‘Condizioni D’Assenza (Il nome e chi lo porta, a G.)’ / ‘Conditions of Absence (The name and its bearer, for G.)’(solo)
1999
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, ‘Gäste und Fremde: Goethes Italienische Reise. Eine Installation’ / ‘Guests and Foreigners: Goethes Italian Journey. An Installation’(solo)
1999
Römerberg Subway Station, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,‘Von Angesicht zu Angesicht’(solo)
1999
Galleria Franca Mancini, Pesaro, Italy, ‘Frammenti di Rossini (Ospiti e Stranieri)’(solo)
1999
Borusan Kültür ve Sanat. Istanbul, Turkey. ‘Konuklar ve Yabancilar: Rossini Türkiye de’ / ‘Guests and Foreigners:Rossini in Turkey’(solo)
1999
Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Ittingen, Switzerland. ‘Eine verstummte Bibliothek’ / ‘A Silenced Library’(solo)
1999
Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy, ‘Essays’ (solo)
1999
Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba City, Japan. Guests and Foreigners: The Years of Isolation. Including a Survey of Works 1965-1999). Traveled to Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan (2000)(solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Panza di Biumo Collection - Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY
Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso), Malaga, Spain
The Tate Gallery, London, England
Tibet House, New York, NY
REFCO, Ray E. Friedman and Co, New York, NY
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée St. Pierre, Lyon, France
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Shiga, Japan
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
IMMA | Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art | Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Kunstmuseum Des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Ittingen, Switzerland
The Ludwig Collection, Cologne, Germany
MMK Frankfurt am Main | Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers, London, United Kingdom
Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Collection Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Milan, Italy
College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Fer Collection, Ulm, Germany
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano, Italy
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C
IAC - Institut d´art contemporain - Frac Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin
Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan