Wolfgang Laib

Born 1950 in Metzingen. Lives and works in Southern Germany.

Education
1968-1974 Studied Medicine University of Tuebingen
Grants and Awards

2015 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture, The Japan Art Foundation

Solo Exhibitions

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Group Exhibitions

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Selected Collections

Kunstmuseum Bonn 

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Kolumba Diözesanmuseum, Cologne

Centre Pompidou, Paris 

CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux 

Collections de l’Etat Français, France

Musée d’art contempoarin, Nîmes, France

Musée départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart 

Museé de Grenoble

Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin 

De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Kunsthaus, Zürich

LAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Lugano

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

The Art Institute of Chicago 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

San Francisco Museum of Art

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Toyota

Selected Publications
2022 Wolfgang Laib: Crossing the River, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, texts by Damian Jurt, Stephan Kunz (exhib. cat.)
2021 Wolfgang Laib in Florence, Museo Novecento, Florence (exhib. cat.)
2017

Wolfgang Laib: Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (exhib. cat.)

2016 Wolfgang Laib at Sant'Apollinare in Classe (exhib. cat.)
2009 “Wolfgang Laib” - Fondazione Merz, Turin (exhib. cat.)
2008 “Wolfgang Laib – without place – without time – without body“, Musée de 
Grenoble, text by Guy Tosatto (exhib.cat.)
2007 “Wolfgang Laib - Sin Principio – Sin Fin“, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (exhib.cat.)
“Wolfgang Laib - Reishäuser”, Interview by André Buchmann, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
2005 “Wolfgang Laib”, Essays by Philippe Büttner, Ulf Käster and Katharina Schmidt, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/ Basel 
“Wolfgang Laib, drawings and photographs”, Essay by Christoph Schreier,  
Klaus Ottmann, Kunstmuseum Bonn, De Pont Museum, Tilburg
“Wolfgang Laib”, Essays by Danielo Eccher and Mario Codognato, MACRO, Rome, published by Electa
Müller, Hans-Joachim, "Kunst, die sich ereignet - Ein Porträt des deutschen   
Künstlers Wolfgang Laib", in: kultur.kunst., Basler Zeitung, 25.Nov. 2005 
2003 “Wolfgang Laib, Passageway-Overgoing”, Conversation Wolfgang Laib and Necmi Sönmez, Essays by Seung-wan Kang, Harald Szeemann, Barbara Catoir, Christoph Schreier National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, with Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart
“Wolfgang Laib, Durchgang – Übergang”, with Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Museum of 
Contemporary Art
“Laib”, Editor Tadashi Kanai and Mikako Kato, Toyota Municipal 
Museum of Art, with Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart 
2002 “Wolfgang Laib - Die Neun Planeten“ (photography), Essay by Necmi Sönmez and conversation between Necmi Sönmez and Wolfgang Laib, 
Museum Folkwang Essen,(exhib.cat.)
“Wolfgang Laib - A Retrospective“, Essays by Klaus Ottmann and Margit Rowell and interview by Harald Szeemann, Hirshhorn Museum and 
Sculpture Garden Washington , Henry Art Gallery Seattle, Dallas Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Haus der Kunst München, (exhib.cat.)
2000 “Wolfgang Laib. Durchgang-Übergang“ Essays by Ursula Zeller, Barbara Catoir, Harald Szeemann, Christoph Schreier and interview by Necmi 
Sönmez, with Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart
“Wolfgang Laib - La chambre des certitudes“, Essay by Guy Tosatto and interview by Necmi Sönmez, wax-room in Roc del Maure/France
“Wolfgang Laib, Zwei Orte“, Exhibition catalogue Schloss Belvedere Weimar, for the exhibition project , “Licht auf Weimar – Die 
ephemeren Medien“, Essays by Harald Szeemann and Ulrich Krempel
1999 “Wolfgang Laib“, Essay by Guy Tosat, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art Contemporain de Nîmes
1992 “Wolfgang Laib”, Essay by John Hutchinson, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1989 “Wolfgang Laib“, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Various essays, e.g. by Tilman Osterwold and Harald Szeemann, Editor Tilman Osterwold
1988 „Wolfgang Laib“, Galerie Buchmann Basel, Editor /Publisher Galerie
Buchmann Basel