Biography

Born in Geldern, 1954Lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany Selected Solo Exhibitions 2019Composition '19, Hilti Art Foundation, VaduzNature & Politics, Fondazione MAST, Bologna2018Andriesse Eyck Galerie, AmsterdamGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGreta Meert, BrusselsAspen Museum of Art, Colorado2017Figure Ground, Haus der Kunst, Monaco2016Nature & Politics, Museum Folkwang, EssenNature & Politics, Martin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinNature & Politics, High Museum of Art, Atlanta2015Monica De Cardenas, MilanoMarian Goodman Gallery, London2014Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkOn reality (with Cristina Iglesias), Ivorypress Space, MadridGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinThomas Struth - Five Works, Nederlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamMarian Goodman Gallery, New York

20131. Sommerausstellung, Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen, Weidungen2012St. Petersburg, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, MünchenThomas Struth (Europatournee), Museum Serralves, PortoGalleri K, Oslo2011Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, DusseldorfThomas Struth (Europatournee), Whitechapel Art Gallery, LondonThomas Struth, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York2010 - 11Thomas Struth Korea 2007 - 2010, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul2010New Works, Marian Goodman Gallery, New YorkThomas Struth, Galerie Max Hetzler BerlinThomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunsthaus ZürichSituation Kunst - Fotografische Installation, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum Weitmar2009Thomas Struth, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens2008Paradise, Monica De Cardenas, ZuozFamilienleben, Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, MünichFamily Portraits, Greta Meert Gallery, BrusselsFamily Portraits, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, NLMuseo MADRE, NaplesFamilienleben, Die Photographische Sammlung, SK-Stiftung Kultur, CologneFamily Portraits, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam2007Monica De Cardenas, MilanoMarian Goodman Gallery, New YorkMaking Time, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (cat.)Making Time, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin2006Galerie Meert Rihoux, Bruxelles2005Audience, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenAudience. Marian Goodman Gallery, New YorkImagenes del Peru, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima2004Thomas Struth. Pergamon Museum 1-6, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinThomas Struth. Pergamon Museum 1-6, Museum für Fotografie,Berlin (cat.)Thomas Struth-Une Heure (video portraits) CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux2003Pergamon Museum. Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoThomas Struth 1977-2002, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Travelled toMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (cat.)2002New Pictures from Paradise, Centro de Fotografia, Universidad de Salamanca (cat.)New Pictures from Paradise, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, DresdenThomas Struth 1977-2002, DMA, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TexasThomas Struth 1977-2002,MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (cat.)Marian Goodman Gallery, New YorkGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle2001Pictures from Dandelion Room, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, München (cat.)2000Galleri K, OsloThomas Struth: My Portrait, The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo. Travelled toThe National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (cat.)1999Monica De Cardenas, MilanoMarian Goodman Gallery, New YorkMarian Goodman Gallery, ParisStill, Centre National de la Photographie, ParisThe Berlin Project with Klaus vom Bruch, Hamburger Kunstverein1998Galerie Meert-Rihoux, BruxellesMarian Goodman Gallery, ParisStill, Carrée d'Art, Nîmes (cat.)Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenStill, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Selected Group Exhibitions 2018True Stories. A Show Related to an Era - The Eighties, curated by Peter Pakesch, Galerie Max Hetzler, BerlinWilderness, Schirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtImage-Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, Parish Art Museum, New YorkThis Place, University Art Museum, University at Albany, New York; Parrish Museum, New YorkPicker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New YorkEttore Sotsass: Design Radical, Bundeskunsthall, Bonn2017Dem Bild gegenüber, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The NetherlandsGerman Spirit, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, ParisBeyond Nature, Draiflessen Collection, MettingenDeutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing, Doha Firestation, DohaEttore Sotsass: Design Radical, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing2016Hilla and Bernd Becher, Nicholas Nixon, Thomas Struth: New York Topographics, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New YorkEl Peso de un Gesto. Colecciones „la Caixa“, MACBA y Gulbenkian, CaixaForum, BarcelonaIn Deutschland: reloaded (I), Kicken Berlin, BerlinMit anderen Augen - Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bonn, BonnIn Deutschland: reloaded (II), Kicken Berlin, BerlinGärten der Welt, Museum Rietberg, ZürichFACES NOW - European Portrait Photography since 1990 (4/4), Centro Centro, MadridDer typologische Blick – Ausstellung für Hilla Becher, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, KölnDie Wahlverwandschaften - Elective Affinities - Gara radinieki, National Museum of Art, RigaEmbracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PhiladelphiaReinventing Photography: The Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.Mit anderen Augen - Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg2015This Place, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New YorkMit anderen Augen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, BonnGärten der Welt, Museum Rietberg, ZürichLandscape in my Mind, Kunstforum Wien, WienFACES NOW - European Portrait Photography since 1990 (1/3), - Palais des Beaux-Arts , BrüsselDer Göttliche. Hommage an Michelangelo, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BonnConstructing Worlds - Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (2/3), Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, StockholmTime Present. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection (2/4), National Gallery of Modern Art, MumbaiGuess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure. Selected Works from Yageo Foundation, Collection (4/4), The National Museum of Modern Art, KyotoHamster-Hipster-Handy. Im Bann des Mobiltelefons, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/MainARStronomy, La Casa Encendida, MadridThis Place (2/4), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel AvivDie Ordnung der Dinge/ The Order of Things, The Walther Collection, Neu-UlmTime Present. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection (4/4), (TBD), SeoulCheckpoint California, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, BerlinThe City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960 - 1980 (2/2),Princeton University Art Museum, PrincetonEppur si muove, Mudam Luxembourg, LuxembourgDialog der Meisterwerke. Hoher Besuch zum Jubiläum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt/MainThis Place (3/4), Norton Museum of Art, West Palm BeachMagnus – Scènes de l’imaginaire automate, La Panacée, Montpellier2014Family Matters, Palazzo Strozzi, FirenzeRi-conoscere Michelangelo, Galleria dell'Accademia, FirenzeMenschen vor Flusslandschaft, Pinakothek der Moderne, MünchenBranching Out, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, RatingenOn Way: Peter Marino (Titel tbc), Bass Museum of Art, MiamiLumières: Carte Blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musee Cognac Jay, ParisThe City Lost and Found, Art Institute of Chicago, ChicagoThis Place (1/4), DOX: Centre for Contemporary art, PragaTime present. Photography from the Deutsch Bank Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore"Flora", Museum der Stadt Ratingen, RatingenConstructing Worlds - Photograpfhy and Architecture in the Modern Age, Barbican Art Gallery, LondonLiverpool Biennal: A Needle walks into a Haystack, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Nagoya City Art Museum,; 2015 The National Museum of Modern Art, KyotoGuess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art's Truly a World Treasure. Selected Works from Yageo, The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoEnthullung und Verzauberung. Ankaufe und Schenkungen aus der Fotografischen Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, BonnA History of Art, Centre George Pompidou, ParisTemi e variazioni. L'impero della luce, Peggy Guggenheim, Venezia2013Paisaje 1969.2013, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico CityStadt in Sicht. Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Museum Ostwall, DortmundStaring Back, Museum of National Taipei University of Education, TaipeiMoving Norman Foster on Art, Carreé d’Art - Musee d’Art Contemporain, NîmesGerman Art 2013, Galleri K, OsloLens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, ParisDes images comme des oiseaux, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Tour Panorama, MarseilleIndustrial Worlds 013, Mast Foundation, BolognaRemember everything, Galerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSee the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los AngelesExpression, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hongkong7. Lanzarote Art Biennale, Fundación Helge Achenbach und Sammlung RheingoldWeltreise, ZKM, KarlsruheMein Rasierspiegel-From Holthuys to Beuys, Museum Kurhaus KleveLe Théorème de Néfertiti, Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, DohaLiving / Loss, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkA Window on the World, Fondation de L'Hermitage, LausanneGustave Caillebotte. Ein Impressionist und die Fotografie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag30x: Three Decades, Museum of Photographic Arts, San DiegoLight Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, DurhamSeduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, CaixaForum, Barcelona, CaixaForum, MadridEin Drittel Weiβ, KIT, Kunst im Tunnel, DusseldorfThrough the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, AustinConcrete: Photography and Architecture - Jubilee Exhibition 1, Fotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurSchenkung Herbert Lange. Fotografien von 1925 bis 2009, Kunstsammlung Chemnitz, ChemnitzHow is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, WashingtonLandmark: The Fields of Photography, Positive View Foundation, Somerset House, LondonAGES. Portraits vom Älterwerden, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne2012Thea with Nefertiti (1/4), Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, DohaCommond Ground, Biennale di Architettura, VeneziaLost Places, Hamburger Kunsthalle, HamburgGerman Photography 1960-2012: A survey, Ben Brown Fine Arts, HongkongPress Play. L'arte e i mezzi d'informazione. Fondazione sandretto Re Rebaudengo, TorinoLa temperatura mentale della fotografia. Castello di Rivoli, TorinoStadt und Land, Konrad Fischer Galerie, DüsseldorfDarren Bader: Images, P.S.1, New YorkThe Queen: Art and Image, National Museum Wales, Cardiff, National Portrait Gallery, LondonConversations. Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, DublinWUNDER, Kunsthalle Krems, KremsLa Triennale - Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, ParisArte torna Arte - La contemporaneita e le sue radici, Galleria dell’ Accademia, FirenzeThe Queen: Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery, LondonReal to Real: Photographs from the Trevor Traina Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco/de Young Museum, San FranciscoSeduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London2011Conversations. Photography from the Bank Of America Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, BostonGerman Art, Galleri K, OsloPrix Pictet Growth Shortlist Exhibition, Passage de Retz, ParisDe-Natured: German art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger: Selections from the James Keith, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel HillAtget and Contemporary Photography, Leslie Feely Fine Art, New YorkRuhrblicke - Wanderausstellung, Stadtmuseum Hattingen, HattingenMenschenbilder, Grosse Kunstschau Worpswede, WorpswedeMade in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, RomaJeff Wall: The Crooked Path, BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts, BrüsselStreetlife and Homestories, Villa Stuck, MünchenVermessung der Welt, Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst, Kunsthaus GrazSpaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown2010Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, GermanyLe Meilleur des Mondes, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand–Duc Jean, LuxembourgUntil Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, MinneapolisDreamlands, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, ParisRealismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, EmdenLandscape without horizon, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-HauRuhrblicke, Sanaa-Gebäude, Zeche Zollverein, EssenPhotography, Galleri K, OsloSummer Loves, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, AmsterdamMixed Use: Photography and Other Practices in Manhattan, 1970s to the Present, Reina Sofia, MadridParaisos, Galería Javier López, MadridThe Red Bully - Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldorf Photography 1971-1989, NRW-Forum , DüsseldorfAuswertung der Flugdaten - Kunst der 80er. Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive, Kunstsammlung NRW - K 21, DüsseldorfThe Prado at the Meadows: El Greco’s Pentecost in a new context, Meadows Museum, DallasAnni’70, Studio d’arte Cannaviello, MilanoDie Natur der Kunst, Begegnungen mit der Natur vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die GegenwartKunstmuseum Winterthur, WinterthurItalian Journey / Viaggio in Italia, Palazzo Fabroni, PistoiaPrix Pictet Growth Shortlist Preview, Gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, ParisNature, Gerhardsen Gerner, BerlinOpere d’Arte Contemporanea dalla Collezione Consolandi, Museo Arte Gallarate, Gallarate2009The Making of Art, Schirn/Kunsthalle, FrankfurtUrban Spaces, Geography, Identity, Urbanism, Fundacion Proa, Buenos AiresHorizons, Beyerle Foundation, BaselSechzig Jahre - Sechzig Werke, Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik DeutschlandMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinMichelangelo - La pietà Rondanini e il Crocefisso ritrovato, Castello Sforzesco, MilanoTerra di nessuno, Museo Riso, NeapelPicturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, curated by Sarah Hermanson Meister, MOMALa Casa Encendida, Madrid& Museo di arte contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto& Irish Museum of modern Art, DublinObdachlose fotografieren Passanten, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf2008Kavalierstart 1978-1982, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, LeverkusenParadies und Zurück, Schlob Dyck, Jüchen bei NeussArt for the Spirit_Works from the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, TokyoDürer und...Künstler der Akademie, Akademie Galerie-Die Neue SammlungAll-inclusive-A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/MainNo Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, BernDie Tropen, Ansidhten von der Mitte der Weltkugel, Martin Gropius Bau, BerlinTroubled Waters. Zwölf Stilleben aus der Siemens Fotosammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne. Galerie Neue Meister del Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sempergalerie im Zwinger, DresdenMadonna meets Mao, in Kooperation mit der Yatego Foundation,China, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen kunstsammlungen, Dresden, DresdenThyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, GrazGod & Goods, Villa Manin, UdineParadies und zurück, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen bei Neuss, GermanyVertrautes Terrain, ZKM Karlsruhe, GermanyREAL, Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ Bank, Das Städl, Frankfurt, GermanyThe Museum as Medium, Marco de Vigo, VigoDie Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, BerlinTroubled Water, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen DresdenObjectivités, Musée de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris20th Century Photography, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan2007Der Kontrakt des Fotografen Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Museum Schloss Morsbroich, LeverkusenGärten: Ordnung inspiration Glück Städel Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt & Lenbachhaus, MunichKommando Friedrich Hölderlin, Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, BerlinPrivate/Public, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamCross-Border: Fotografie und Videokunst aus dem MUMOK, Wien, Kunstmuseum StuttgartKunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunstpalast, DüsseldorfOs Tropicos, Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro & Banco do Brasil  BrasiliaChanel-L'art comme univers, Pushkin Museum, MoscowEinführung in die Kunstgeschichte, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, KraichthalFOTO.KUNST, Essl Museum, WienA Tribute-35 Years of the Essl Collection, Essl Museum WienGarten Eden, Kunsthalle Emden & Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen2006Click double Click, Haus der Kunst, München; Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, BruxellesCinema Centre National d'Art Contemporain, GrenobleMore than meets the eye, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) Deutsche BankCollection, Monterrey MexicoEdward Steichen Photography Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New YorkTiefenschärfe Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenWhy Pictures Now, Mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, WienSpectacular City, NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam;Museum Kunst Palast, DüsseldorfFaste !Bigger! Better! Zentrum für Medientechnologie, ZKM KarlsruheCarbonic Anhydride galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, BerlinArchiSkulptur, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgMedium Fotografie, Stampa Galerie, BaselOs Anos 80, Museo Serralves, PortoThomas Struth & Rineke Dijkstra, Galerie Xippas, AthensDer Himmel auf Erden. Der Blick des Künstlers auf den Garten vom Mittelalter bisZur Gegenwart Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main; Lenbach Haus MunichGärten: Ordnung Inspiration Glück, Städel Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt & Lenbachhaus Munich2005Some Trees, Kuratiert von Paul Andriesse; Nak Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, AachenConteporary Voices_Works from  the UBS Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, NYFarisites: Urban Crisis and Domestic, Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park San DiegoUniversal Experience: Art Life, and the Tourist's Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art ChicagoKreuz und Kruzifix, Zeichen und Bild, Diözesanmuseum Freising, FreisingGerhard  Richter-Onhe Farbe Museum Franz Gertsch, Bugdorf25 Deutsche Bank, 25th Anniversary of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, BerlinMarian Goodman Gallery, NY, with Chantal Akerman & Yang Fudong2004Berlin Biennale, Martin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinForms for the David. Galleria dell'Accademia, Firenze20 Years Gallery Thaddeaus Ropac SalzburgArchiSkulptur, Fondation Bayeler, Basel26th Biennial de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo2003The Big Picture, Vancouver Art Gallery, VancouverHappiness, Mori Art Museum, TokyoExplosive Photography, Nassau County Museum of Art, New YorkCruel and Tender, Tate Modern, LondonCruel and Tender, Museum Ludwig, CologneAffinities ...Now And Then, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas CityRead this like seeing  it for the first time, Biennale Berne, HKB - Berne University of Arts, BerneHUMAN STORIES. Fotoarbeiten und Gemälde aus der Sammlung Essl, Museum Ludwig, Budapest2002Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkHeute bis jetzt, Museum Kunstpalast, DüsseldorfWallflowers, Kunsthaus ZürichOpen City: Aspects of Street Photography 1950-2000, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao& Hirshhorn Museum, WashingtonAUGENBLICK: Foto/Kunst, Sammlung Essl, Essl Museum, WienPassenger, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo2001City, Museo Pecci, Prato (cat.)Museum für Gegenwartskunst, SiegenEn plein terre, Kunstsammlung BaselEx(o)dus, Haifa Museum of Art, IsraelMuseum of Desires, Museum Ludwig, Cologne2000Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht, Museum Bochum, LeipzigHow You look at It: Photography in the 20th Century, Sprengel Museum, Hanover5th Biennale de Lyon, FranceThe Continuity of the Everyday in 20th Century Art, Castello di Rivoli1999Woods, Galleria Monica De Cardenas (cat.)The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkSeeing Time, MoMA, San Francisco1998Unfinished History, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis & MCA-The Museum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoGalerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamUrban, The Tate Gallery, LiverpoolThe 11th Sydney Biennale, Sidney Awards 2016Elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters2014The Royal Institute of British Architects awards Honorary Fellowship (Hon FRIBA) for contribution to architecture1997Awarded Spectrum International Prize for Photography, Kulturstiftung Niedersachsen