Wolfgang Tillmans
artist / photographer

Wolfgang Tillmans was born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany. His work as an artist began when he was aged 20 and living in Hamburg. At the start of the 1990s he studied at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, England. From 1992 to 2007 he lived mainly in London, before relocating to Berlin. Tillmans’ work has earned recognition and been exhibited around the world since the early 1990s.

His extensive exhibition roster includes Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brasil, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Tate Modern in London, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, Artspace New Zealand, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Pier 24, San Francisco, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, Yancey Richardson Gallery and Gagosian Gallery in New York, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and many others.


Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

Tate Modern, London

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

PCR David Zwirner

National Museum of Art, Osaka

Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Maureen Paley, London

Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
New Year / 2020
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Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
Subjects of Life
Photography Mudam Collection
This selection encourages a reflection on the medium through questions of representation and the effects of the image on...
Venice Biennale / 57th Edition
May 13 – Nov 26, 2017
The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale...
Wolfgang Tillmans at Fondation Beyeler
May 28 – October 1, 2017
In a first comprehensive engagement with the medium of photography at the Fondation Beyeler, approximately 200 photographic works of...
Turner Prize 2017
Through Jan 7, 2018
Since 2011 the Turner Prize has been staged outside of London every other year. For 2017 it will be...
Space Force Construction
Soviet Art Put to the Test
The October Revolution of 1917 changed the course of world history; it also turned Russia into a showcase filled...
Jan Groover at GAK
Aug 25 – Nov 12, 2017
The exhibition of Jan Groover at the GAK will present exemplary images dating from the 1970s and will be...
One Day at a Time
Oct 14, 2018 – Mar 11, 2019
This exhibit uses Farber’s ideas as methodology for assembling the contemporary works of disparate artists as a means to...
Bauhaus & Photography
Dec 18, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Bauhaus not only played a key role in the history of 20th Century design and art, but also in...