Christoph Ruckhäberle

Born 1972 in Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

 

Education

1991-93 Animation studies, California Institute of the Arts, California, USA
1995-02

Painting and Graphic Studies, Hochschule für Grafik und Buckhunst, Leipzig, Germany

2000-02 Master Student of Professor Arno Rink, Grant of Freistaates Sachsen, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2017 Volkskunst Fabrik, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
  César - Christoph Ruckhäberle, Sorry we're closed, Brussels, Belgium
   
2016 New Paintings, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
  Malerei/Grafik, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  Christoph Ruckhäberle, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
  Disparates, Bühlers, Fürth, Germany
   
2015 Netsuke, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Behind the Green Door, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
  Kalif Storch, Taler Originalgrafik, Leipzig, Germany
   
2014 Tanz, Galerie Kleindienst, Liepzig, Germany
  Christoph Ruckhäberle, Wels Stadtgalerie, Wels, Austria
  A Moveable Feast, Campoli Presti, Paris, France
   
2013 Frühstück im Freien, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
  Christoph Ruckhaberle, Punch Venezia, Venice, Italy
  Frau im Mond, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
  Dekoration, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
   
2012 Die Stadt, Campoli Presti, London, UK
  Frau im Mond, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
   
2011 The Pervert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2010 Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany
   
2009 L'Emmerdeur Futuriste, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Dessins, Galerie Sutton Lane, Paris, France
  Christoph Ruckhäberle, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
  Parade, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels, Belgium
  Bäckerei, Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium
   
2008 General Angst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  Lady in the Lake, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
   
2007 Falsche Figuration, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
  Christoph Ruckhäberle: Residency, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
  L'homme et L'æuvre, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  Akademie, Sutton Lane Gallery, London, UK
   
2006 The Elixir of Doctor Doxey, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
  Kantor, Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  Paintings and Linocuts 2003-2006, Gallerie Sutton Lane, Paris, France
  Âpfel und Birnen, Sutton Lane, London, UK
   
2005 Nye Eventyr, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Der Partyschreck, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  Of Painting, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
   
2004 Christoph Ruckhäberle, Sutton Lane Gallery, London, UK
  Christoph Ruckhäberle: Paintings, LFL, New York, USA
  Christoph Ruckhäberle, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2003 Frosch Mit Der Maske, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
   
2002 Malerei, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
   
2001 Christoph Ruckhäberle, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2017 Jetzt Druck Machen, Angerlehner Museum, Thalheim, Austria
  Ladder to Heaven, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
  Monday Is A Day Between Sunday And Tuesday, Tanja Leighton, Berlin, Germany
  Our Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany
   
2016 Storyteller – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Leipzig, Vietnam National Fine Art Museum & Goethe Institut Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
  Pink Powder - de la Cruz Collection, Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  LUBOK - prints and artist books, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
  Immer und Ewig. 23th Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig, Germany
   
2015 Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
  German Promises, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Bittersusse Zeiten. Barock und Gegenwart in der SOR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Kunsthaus Apolda, Apolda, Germany
  New Painting From Germany,  Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK
  2.5.0. - Object is Meditation and Poetry ..., Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
   
2014 Amorphophallus, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
 

Die Leipziger Edition, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany

 

Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany

 

Kentucky Karaoke, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany

 

Chaos Hat, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA

 

bb, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

  Bittersüsse Zeiten - Barock und Gegenwart in Der Sammlung Sor Rusche Oelde/ Berlin, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
 

Die Liebe, das Leben und der ganze Rest. Die Sammlung SOR Rusche, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany

 

Mensch werde wesentlich - gemalt ist der Mensch mehr Mensch, Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany

   
2013 Berlin Klondyke, Hipphalle Gmunden, Austria
  Cliche verre reloaded, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
  GEKAUFT - Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung 2003 - 2013, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
  LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo del Teatro Isauro Martinez Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
  Elective Affinities. Recent Painting and Drawing from the Museum Frieder Burda, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany
  Jahre Zukunft, Galerie Notwehr, Sonneberg, Germany
  ZWEITE, Kulturhalle Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
  LUBOK in Mexico, centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico
   
2012 Berlin-Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofenen ad der Ilm, Germany
  German Now - From Leipzig, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, South Korea
  LUBOK. Druckgrafik und Kuenstlerbuecher aus Leipzig, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
  LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico
   
2010 Paralleller, Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway
   
2009 60/ 40/ 20. Leipziger Kunst seit 1949, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
  Menschenbilder 1620/ 2009. Zeitgenõssische Bildnisse begegnen alten niederlandischen Portraits, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh, Germany
   
2008 The Leipzig Phenomenon, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
  Drawcula, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  15 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Contemplating Modern Art, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Poets on Painters, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, USA; Sheldon Memorial Library Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NV, USA
   
2007 Mad Love, Arken, Ishøj, Denmark
  'The Stuff That We Bought (Selected Purchases 2007), Archeus, London, UK
  Size Matters: XXL - Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
  Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA; University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, USA
  Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2006 Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from Rubell Family Collection, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; American University Museum at the Katzen, Washington; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  Sommerausstellung, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
  Melancholia, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  Made In Leipzig, Sammlung-Essl Kunst Verwaltungs GmbH, Klosterneuburg, Austria
   
2005 New German Painting - The Dresden-Leipzig Schools, Prague Bienniale, Prague, Czech Republic
  Quartet, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  Neo-Con, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, USA
  Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Mass MoCA - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, USA
  Baby-Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Cold hearts: Artists from Leipzig, Aroyan Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
  From Leipzig: Works from the Ovitz Family Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  Reflection, Part II, Sutton Lane, London, UK
   
2004 Northern Light, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida, USA
   
2003 Grasland, Wassermann Galerie, München, Germany
  Lazarus Effect, Prague Biennal 01, Prague, Czech Republic
  Halbzeit, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
  Sieben Mal Malerei, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
  Group Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2002 Wunschbilder, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
  Convoi, Metallgalerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Willkommen in Leipzig, Austellungsraum de Ligt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Zweidimensionale, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  Convoi, Kulturspeicher Oldenburg, Germany
  Junge Kunst Aus Leipzig, Kunstverein Sulzfeld, Germany
  5 aus 11, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
  Leipziger Lerchen, Städtische Galerie und Kunstverein Speyer, Germany
   
2001 Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany
  Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle der Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
  Leipziger Maler, Kunstverein Galerie Markt Bruckmühl, Germany
   
2000 Liga, Steibs-Hof, Leipzig, Germany
  Junge Kunst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Catalogues and publications (selected)

2015

Pattern no.1 (artist book), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Ampersand Editions, Portland, USA

   
2014

Polka (artist book), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig

   
2011 Christoph Ruckhäberle: Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Preface by Helmut A. Mueller, Lubok Verlag
 

L'homme et l'oeuvre (The man and the work), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig

 

Samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig (catalog), Ungt Paralleller, Kistefos Musuem, Jevnaker, Norway

   
2009 Exhibition Catalogue, Christoph Ruckhäberle: Figur, JRP Ringier, Zurich
  L'emmerdeur futuriste, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Space Poetry, Copenhagen
   
2008 Kunstwerkstatt Christoph Ruckhäberle, Justin Liebermann, Prestel Verlag
   
2005 Christoph Ruckhäberle: 'Die Flasche Bakbuk', James Trainor, Kerber Verlag, Berlin
   
2004 Christoph Ruckhäberle – Zirkus (catalog), LFL Gallery, New York, USA

 

Articles/reviews (Selected)

2017 "A creative composite of illustration: ten years of Christoph Ruckhäberle’ Lubok", Lucy Bourton, It’s Nice That, March 23, 2017
   
2015 "How artist Christoph Ruckhäberle seamlessly fuses art, cinema & print", Tasos Gaintatzis & Marina Legaki, thehundreds.com, January 26, 2015
 

“Der Tanz geht weiter”, Sabine Reithmaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 28, 2015

   
2014

“POLKA / Christoph Ruckhäberle”, dorftv.at, February 4

  “Tanz aus der Reihe”, Jens Kassner, Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ), June 26, 2014
   
2013 "Berlin: Christoph Ruchäberle", Anna-Lena Werner, Artfridge, April 9
 

“Christoph Ruckhäberle: ‘Fruhstuck im Freien’”, Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times, October 24

 

“Christoph Ruckhäberle. False Figuration”, Helena Nilsson Strängberg, Apartamento, December 2013

  “Künstler, Verleger, Kinosbesitzer”, Karin Destroff, Pfaffenhofener Kurier, April 20, 2013
   
2011

"Christoph Ruckhäberle", Christoph Tannert, Vitamin P2, Phaidon, London, UK, pp. 262-263

 

What Is a Print?: Selections from the Museum of Modern Art”, Sarah Suzuki, MoMA, New York, USA

 

“Jetzt Druck machen”, Susanne Altmann, ART Magazine, December 2011

  "It's Not Dry Yet", Robertha Smith, New York Times, March 28
   
2010 “Sarah Veglahn on Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Sarah Veglahn, Poets on Painters
   
2009

“Schminke und Masken: Karla Black und Christoph Ruckhäberle im Migros-Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Zurich”, Urs Steiner, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, May 23

  ”Die Luboks sind zuruck”, Ingeborg Ruthe, Berliner Zeitung, January 15
  “Christoph Ruckhäberle at Sorry We’re Closed”, Heike Munder, contemporaryartdaily.com, November 22, 2009
  “Druckgrafik. Siemon & Ruckhäberle”, Susanne Altmann, ART Magazine, May 26, 2009
   
2008 “Die Unbequemen sind wieder in Pfaffenhofen”, Hermann Weiss, Die Welt, June 22
   
2006 Review by Raul Zamudio, Flash Art, July - September, Vol. XXXIX, No. 249, Milan, Italy, p. 115
  "Goings on about Town”, The New Yorker, April 3, New York, USA
  "Chelsea Art: Ruckhäberle Paints, Zittel Builds, Oursler Roils", Michael Killen, Bloomberg.com, March 21, New York, USA
  "Made In Leipzig" (catalogue for exhibition), Sammlung-Essl Kunst Verwaltungs GmbH, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  "The New Leipzig School" by Arthur Lubow, New York Times, January 8, New York, USA
  “Art in Review: Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, April 7
  “Christoph Ruckhaberle”, Yanda, theartistandhismodel.com, July 24, 2006
   
2005 "Die Flasche Bakbuk", Feuer Gallery, Galerie Kleindienst, Sutton Lane & Galleri Nicolai Wallner
  Review by Andrew Marsh, Flash Art, no. 240, Milan, Italy
  "Figuring the New Germany", Gregory Volk, Art in America, June/July, New York, USA, pp. 154-157
   
2004 "A League of Their Own", Carina Villinger, Art + Auction, June 11, New York, USA, pp. 92-92 (96)
  Review by Ken Johnson, New York Times, July 16, New York, USA
  Review, Flash Art, no. 239, Milan, Italy
  "Debut: Christoph Ruckhäberle", Joao Ribas, Art Review, September Issue, London, UK, p. 102
  "EAST International", Daniela Johnson, Flash Art, no. 238, Milan, Italy, p. 65
  "Neue School", Maura Egan, The New York Times Style Magazine, Autumn, New York, USA, pp. 126-128
  "Mixed Paint: Christoph Ruckhäberle", Matt Price, Flash Art, November/December, p. 95
  "New Power, New Pictures", Johannes Schmidt, Flash Art, November/December, Milan, Italy pp. 78-83
  "Die Stadt der Leinwandhelden", Art (Germany), December, Berlin, Germany, pp. 35-45
  "Life on Stage", Nicole Langbein, East International (exhibition catalogue), Norwich School of Art and Design, Norfolk, UK
  “Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, July 17, 2004
   
2003 "Christoph Ruckhäberle: Lazy Sunday Afternoon", Hans-Werner Schmidt, Der Städtischen Museen Zwickau, Autum, Zwickau, Germany
   
2002

“Neue School”, Gregor Hohenberg, The New York Times

  "Christoph Ruckhäberle", Volker Pfüller, Galerie Kleindienst, May 2 - June 15, Leipzig, Germany

 

Public and private collections (Selected)

 

Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium

 

Essl Museum - Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

  Migros museum fur gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
  Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
 

Rubell Family Collection - Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA

 

Saatchi Collection, London, UK

 

The Olbricht Collection, Bremen, Germany

 

Weserburg | Museum fur moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany