David Kordansky Gallery

  • Untitled, 2016, oil on gesso board, 13 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches (35 x 30 x 3 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, oil on gesso board, 13 3/4 x 11 13/16 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Untitled, 2014, oil on gesso board, 14 1/8 x 12 1/8 x 1 inches (35.9 x 30.8 x 2.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2013, oil on gesso board, 19.69 x 15.75 inches (50 x 40 cm)
  • Untitled, 2013, oil on gesso board, 13.78 x 11.81 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Frischzelle_13: Markus Amm, 2011, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Installation view
  • Frischzelle_13: Markus Amm, 2011, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Installation view
  • Untitled, 2011, gesso and oil on linen stretched on wooden board / gesso board, 13.88 x 11.88 inches (35.26 x 30.18 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, acrylic spray paint, and gesso on canvas, 61.42 x 49.61 inches (156 x 126 cm)
  • Untitled, 2010, acrylic gesso on canvas, 102.2 x 70.8 inches (260 x 180 cm), 2 parts, each: 51.1 x 70.8 inches (130 x 180 cm)
  • Untitled, 2010, oil on gesso board, 13.7 x 11.8 inches (30 x 35 cm)
  • Untitled, 2010, oil on gesso board, 13.7 x 11.8 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Untitled, 2010, oil on gesso board, 28 x 24 inches (71 x 61 cm)
  • Untitled, 2009-2010, oil paint, spray paint, staples on acrylic glass on board, 65 x 53 inches (165 x 135 cm)
  • Untitled #4, 2008, oil paint, oil based enamel paint and paper on canvas, 72.83 x 51.18 inches (185 x 130 cm)
  • Untitled, 2007, enamel on canvas and paper, 70.87 x 53.15 inches (180 x 135 cm)
  • Untitled, 2006, enamel on canvas and paper, 70.87 x 53.15 inches (180 x 135 cm)
  • Untitled, 2006, enamel on canvas and paper, 70.87 x 53.15 inches (180 x 135 cm)


born 1967, Stuttgart, Germany
lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland


Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Germany

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Seasons, Markus Amm & Nicole Wermers, Herald St, London, England
Markus Amm, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

*Markus Amm, curated by Ines Goldbach, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

Markus Amm, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, Austria

Herald St, London, England

Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
Herald St, London, England

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

*Frischzelle_13: Markus Amm, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Basement and Ground Floor, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

Herald St, London, England

Art 38 Basel: Statements, Galerie Karin Günther, Basel, Switzerland

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
westlondonprojects, London, England

Herald St, London, England

Projektraum, Rheinschau, Cologne, Germany

Spate Blatter, Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
Ladybird, Gastatelier Goldbekhaus, with Ellen Gronemeyer, Hamburg, Germany

Projektraum vier 5, Fiedler/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany

Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie vier 5 with Kerstin Stoll, Fiedler/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany
Katsura, KX-Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

Die Mandarin Emphase, HfbK-Hamburg, Dipl.-Ausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
Lumiere Aluminique, video projection, Robert Johnson, Frankfurt, Germany
Post, Galerie Nomadenoase (Golden Pudel Club), Hamburg, Germany

1, video projection with Stefan Panhans, Fahrradhalle Offenbach, Germany
tele 5, Hamburg, Videos shown: Eau Savage and Monochrome Orange

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Sky Above Clouds, curated by Meredith Darrow and Olivia Davis, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO
4renais6exs2, Geneva Conventions of more Sense in Leif + Lof 2, Geneva, Switzerland

La Cabale du cheval Pégase, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland

Fritto Misto, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, July 14 - August 14, 2016

X, curated by Sarah McCrory, Herald St, London, England
Markus Amm, Alexandra Bircken, Michael Dean, Herald St, London, England

Variations: Conversations In And Around Abstract Painting Today, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Winter Show/Exposition d'Hiver, Marc Jancou, New York, NY
Mind is Outer Space, organized by Alice Conconi and Loring Randolph, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
Die Geometrie der Dinge, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
*Only here: The Federal Republic of Germany's Contemporary Art Collection Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011, curated by Anne-Marie Bonnet, Hans-Jörg Clement, Yilmaz Dziewior, Ingrid Mössinger, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
*Very New Works*, DUVE Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Painting Extravaganza, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
The Minimal Gesture, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
*Actual Fact / Factual Fact, Märkisches Museum Witten, curated by Oliver Zybock, Witten, Germany
konkret.analytisch.radikal.oder so, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany
Abstract & Traces, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Photogenic- Abstract Photography, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Quantos Queres, MARZ Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal
Burn Baby Burn!, Galerie Duve, Berlin, Germany
SUPERNATURE: An exercise in loads, AMP, Athens, Greece
Gruppenausstellung, Artleib, Düsseldorf, Germany

My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany, and Project Space 176, London, England
Never Seen Before, Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Le Retour, Nice & Fit, Berlin, Germany
*Triumph of Painting 4: Germania, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Ballet Mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
The Language of Vision, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, England
*Neuer Konstruktivismus, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Museum Waldhof, Bielefeld, Germany
STUFF: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI
Lines, Squares and Cubes, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Blind Date Passau, curated by Araine Grigoteit and Jessica Morgan, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Worlen, Passau, Germany
Friedrich, curated by Bruce Haines, Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Finding Neverland, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Blind Date, Sammlung Deutsche Bank Collection, Galerie Kunstforum, Seligenstadt, Germany
The Figs Play Fox Dead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
West London Projects with Yesim Akdeniz, curated by Christiane Schneider, London, England
Freitagskueche, Berlin, Germany

liquid soft lightning touch, Doggerfischer Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Meet you at the corner, Fortescue Ave Gallery, London, England
Inaugural, Herald St., London, England
Alles. In einer Nacht., Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
*William Blake & Sons, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Irrational thoughts…, Galerie Hauf, Stuttgart, Germany
The addiction, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Square Dance, Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt, Germany

*Formalismus, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
New Party, The Breeder Projects, Athens, Greece
Lokaltermin, Haus der Kunststiftung, Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland
Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg, Germany
Black Friday – Exercises in Hermetics, Galerie Joanna Kamm, Berlin, Germany

EASTinternational, curated by Toby Webster and Eva Rothschild, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England
Kaiserpassage 16/21a, Karlsruhe, Germany
Reisefreiheit, Stipendiatenausstellung, curated by Rita Kersting, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Work on Paper, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Yes, We're Excerpts, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Metropolitan, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
Ich ging im Walde, Galerie Borgmann/Nathusius, Cologne, Germany
Rraum02-ideoblast, Manifesta, Frankfurt, Germany
Metropolitan, Galerie Borgmann/Nathusius, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthaus Hamburg, Stipendiatenausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Kaiserstrasse 21a, Karlsruhe, Germany
tele 5, Hamburg, Germany, Videos shown: Eau Savage and Monochrome Orange

First Review, Galerie vier 5, Frankfurt, Germany
Street of tomorrow, Galerie vier 5, Fielder/Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany
Temple Bar Gallery, Cooperation with Cadiophon, (A. Rischer/F. Lüsing), Dublin, Ireland

1, Video, Videolounge Messehalle 2, Bremen, Germany
Space and other infinities, Passau, Germany

Osygus, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Echo-Park, Bieber-haus, Hamburg, Germany


Artist in Residence, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, Austria

Residency Delfina Studio Trust, London

Neue Kunst in Hamburg; travel grant for New York

Grant from Kunstfonds Bonn
Grant from Goldbekhaus Hamburg

Grant from Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Dietze-Award, Dietzestiftung, Hfbk Hamburg

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“Markus Amm on his Process,” IndependentHQ.com, March 2019
Huet, Judith Benhamou, “The abundant market of the fairs in New York: while Armory falls short due to a lack of quality, Independent allows for numerous discoveries,” JudithBenhamouHuet.com, March 2019
Freeman, Nate, "What Sold during Armory Week," Artsy.net, March 11, 2019
Weber, Jasmine, "The Independent Art Fair Embraces Color and Abstraction," Hyperallergic.com, March 8, 2019

Crippa, Karim, "LA (Un)confidential – Exhibitionary goes West!," Exhibitionary.com, 2018
Lempesis, Dimitris, "ART CITIES: Los Angeles-Markus Amm," DreamIdeaMachine.com, March 21, 2018
Ollman, Leah, “Layers of luminosity,” Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2018, p. F2
Cooke, Rylie, “Mark Bradford, Robert Irwin, Zoe Buckman and More Must-See Shows in Los Angeles,” Whitewall.art, March 1, 2018
Morris, Ali, “Markus Amm: painting’s modern alchemist reflects on perfecting pigments,” Wallpaper.com, February 26, 2018

*Markus Amm, texts by Ines Goldbach and Jan Verwoert, Basel and New York: Kunsthaus Baselland and Karma, 2017
Heim, Christoph, "Soll ich kaufen, soll ich nicht?," BazOnline.ch, June 14, 2017

“Artist Spotlight: Markus Amm,” Booooooom.com, July 13, 2016
“Frieze New York Announces 2016 Randall Island Park Line Up,” ArtLyst.com, January 22, 2016

Griffin, Jonathan, "The New Dealer," T Magazine, September 14, 2014, p. 124-128

*Nur hier: Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, curated by Anne-Marie Bonnet, Hans-Jörg Clement, Yilmaz Dziewior, Ingrid Mössinger, Bonn: Bundeskunsthalle, 2013, p. 22-23
Smith, Roberta, “Mind Is Outer Space,” The New York Times, Art in Review, July 26, 2013, p. C 23

"Markus Amm at Karin Günther," Contemporary Art Daily, December 27, 2012
"Markus Amm," PlugProjects.com, September 2, 2012

"First major exhibition of works by Cathy Wilkes outside the UK at GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst," ArtDaily.org, November 27, 2011
"Must-See Paintings Shows: November," New American Paintings, November 27, 2011
Moxon, David, "Markus Amm: Subtle Minimalism," Painters-Table.com, November 14, 2011
"The subtle minimalism in the paintings of Markus Amm, David Kordansky Gallery, Culver City, CA," Abstraktion.org, September 28, 2011
"Timothy Taylor Gallery Brings Together a Group of Cross-Generational Artists for Exhibition," ArtDaily.org, June 6, 2011
Miers, Mary, "Exhibitions to see in June," CountryLife.co.uk, June 2, 2011

*Schimpf, Simone, Frischzelle_13: Markus Amm, Stuttgart: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2010, p. 7-10

Rosenberg, Karen, "Into the Darkroom, With Pulleys, Jams, and Snakes,"The New York Times, November 5, 2009

*Germania: New Art From Germany, Saatchi Gallery. Jonathan Cape, Random House: London, 2008
Coomer, Martin, "Markus Amm," Time Out London, April 18, 2008, p. 186-187
Ward, Ossian, "Gothic Art Revival," Time Out London, January 2, 2008

*Heraeus, Stefanie, ed., Neuer Konstruktivismus - Markus Amm, Florian Baudrexel, Dieter Detzner, Karsten Konrad, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Bernd Ribbeck, Bielefelder Kunstverein. Kerber Verlag: Bielefeld, 2007, p. 16-21
"Minimalism and After," Daimlerchrysler, Germany, 2007, p. 148-149

Brooks, Amra, "Regional Roundup: Los Angeles," Artinfo.com, December 27, 2006
Brooks, Amra, "Must See Art," LAWeekly.com, December 20, 2006
Birckett, Richard, "Lichtspiel," Fairy Tale, Fall 2006

*William Blake & Sons, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Birkett, Richard, "Markus Amm," Untitled, Issue 36, Autumn 2005, p. 64
Herbert, Martin, "Markus Amm," Time Out London, September 14-21, 2005
Smith, Roberta, “Art in Revivew; Alles. In Einer Nacht.,” NYTimes.com, July 15, 2005

*Dziewior, Yilmaz, ed., Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute (Formalism. Modern Art, today), Kunstverein Hamburg. Hamburg: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, p. 228

*Kunsthaus Hamburg, Stipendiatenausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
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