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Rita Ackermann

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The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann’s practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.


Ackermann’s compositions occupy a space between the figurative and the abstract, where human forms simultaneously disappear and re-emerge. In a series titled Chalkboard Paintings, large-scale compositions on canvas were primed with chalkboard paint, on which washes of white chalk and green and blue pigments were applied. These Abstract Expressionist-like works are reminiscent of actual chalkboards in a classroom, covered with unintentional erasures and marks, yet they have been conceptually executed by multiple deletions of figurative drawings and landscapes. By way of these gestures, the revenant outline of the erased drawings often emerges into the foreground. The final picture is a record of these movements.

Biography

Born Budapest, Hungary, 1968

Education

The New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture (Hanes Foundation), New York NY, 1992 – 1993
Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, 1989 – 1992

Resides Lives and works in New York NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Rita Ackermann. Brother and Sister’, Zürich, Switzerland

2018 La Triennale di Milano, 'Rita Ackermann. Movements as Monuments', Milan, Italy
VIEWING ROOM, Marlborough Contemporary, 'Rita Ackermann and Carol Rama: Body Matters', New York NY

2017 Hauser & Wirth, 'Rita Ackermann. Turning Air Blue', Somerset, United Kingdom
KARMA, 'Rita Ackermann. Nudes and Jacket', New York NY

2016 Hauser & Wirth, 'KLINE RAPE', New York NY
Malmö Konsthall, 'The Aesthetic of Disappearance', Malmö, Sweden
Soccer Club Club, 'JEZEBELS', Chicago IL
FARAGO, 'JEZEBELS', Los Angeles CA

2015 Hauser & Wirth, 'Chalkboard Paintings’, Zurich, Switzerland

2014 Sammlung Friedrichshof, 'Meditation on Violence-Hair Wash', Burgenland, Austria
Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum, 'Meditation on Violence-Hair Wash’, Vienna, Austria

2013 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Negative Muscle’, New York NY

2012 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Fire by Days’, London, United Kingdom
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Rita Ackermann', Miami FL
The Journal Gallery, ‘Rita Ackermann: Fire by Days’, New York NY

2011 Ludwig Museum, ‘Bakos’, Budapest, Hungary
The Journal Gallery, ‘WARFILMS’, New York NY

2010 Swiss Institute, ‘Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine: Shadow Fux’, New York NY
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, ‘CRASH / STOP’, Athens, Greece
Le Confort Moderne, ‘Last Exit to Poitiers’, Poitiers, France

2009 Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Marfa / Crash’, Zurich, Switzerland (travelling exhibition)
The Chinati Foundation, ‘Marfa / Crash’, Marfa TX (travelling exhibition)

2008 Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Don’t Give Me Salad (Nurses)’, New York NY

2007 Hotel, ‘Gentlemen, I Need Air’, London, England

2006 Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Court Toujours’, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Collage 1993 – 2005’, New York NY
Bonner Kunstverein, ‘Jump On Me’, Bonn, Germany

2003 Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Listen to the Fool’s Reproach’, New York NY
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée’, Zurich, Switzerland
Almine Rech Gallery, ‘Ördögök’, Paris, France

2002 Museum Het Domein, ‘Snowfall in August’, Sittard, Netherlands

2001 The Deep Gallery, ‘Style Show for the Levitation of the Strong American Woman’, Paris, France
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘the only way to get to my vagina is through Jesus!’, Zurich, Switzerland

2000 Annet Gelink Gallery, ‘Lost and Found Notes’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, ‘God’s Little Helpers’, Vienna, Austria
Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Corvette’, New York NY

1999 Parco Gallery, ‘Revelation’, Tokyo, Japan
Swiss Institute, 'Rita Ackermann', New York NY

1998 Rebecca Camhi Gallery, 'Rita Ackermann', Athens, Greece
Bartok 32 Galeria, ‘Just Do Whatever You Want’, Budapest, Hungary
Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘Songs of Sirens’, New York NY

1997 Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Evil’, Zurich, Switzerland

1996 Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘If Anyone Hurts My Brother I’ll Kill That…’, New York NY

1995 Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘The Birth of Tragedy’, Zurich, Switzerland
Interim Art, ‘out of the blue into the black’, London, England
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, ‘It Doesn’t Matter if You Love Me or Not… I’ll Be Always There For You...’, Athens, Greece

1994 Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘After Dinner I’m Gonna Shoot You But Before I’ll Take a Shower’, New York NY

Group Exhibitions

2019 McNay Art Museum, 'American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings', San Antonio TX
Jerwood Gallery, 'Telescope', Hastings, United Kingdom
Pace Gallery, 'The World According To', New York NY (forthcoming)

2018 National Portrait Gallery, ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’, London, United Kingdom
Victoria Miro, ‘Surface Work’, London, United Kingdom
Arsenal Contemporary, 'Eye to eye: An Exhibition Benefiting Sanctuary for Families', New York NY
Karma, 'Kinder Gentler Nation', New York NY

2017 The Brant Foundation, ‘Animal Farm’, Greenwich CT
Marlborough Contemporary, ‘FeedBack’, New York NY
The Journal Gallery, ‘Drawing Island’, Brooklyn NY
Confort Moderne, 'Tainted Love', Poitiers, France

2016 Karma at Galerie Patrick Seguin, 'Olympia', Paris, France
Karma, 'Before Sunset', Amagansett NY
The Journal Gallery, 'The Great Figure Two', Brooklyn NY
Fortnight Institute, 'Summer Reading', New York NY
Romeo Gallery, 'Inaugural Exhibition', New York NY
Murray Guy, 'Lost For Words', New York NY

2015 Mier Gallery, 'Present Conditional,' Los Angeles CA
SCHUNCK*, 'Visual Vinyl', Heerlen, The Netherlands
Beaux-arts de Paris, 'Transmissions: re-creation, repetition', Paris, France
International Print Center, 'True monotypes', New York NY
Hannah Hoffman Gallery, 'IMAGE SEARCH: Francis Picabia, Sigmar Polke, Jörg Immendorff, Albert Oehlen, John Stezaker, Rita Ackermann / Harmony Korine, Michael Williams, Raphaela Simon; selected by Parinaz Mogadassi', Los Angeles CA
Fundació Gaspar Group, 'ART STRIKES BACK', Barcelona, Spain
Synchrotron Radiation Center, 'Condensed Matter Community', Stoughton WI

2014 Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th St, ‘Freezerburn’ Organised by Rita Ackermann’
Art Basel, 'Art Unlimited', Basel, Switzerland
MANA Contemporary, ‘All the Best Artists Are My Friends’, New York NY
Home Alone 2 Gallery, 'Angelblood Retrospective', New York NY
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, 'Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann's Legacy Today’, New York NY

2013 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Extreme Drawing: Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950', Ridgefield CT
Acquavella Galleries. 'White Collar Crimes', New York NY
Heimatmuseum Grimmen, 'INSELKÜNSTLERinnen AN LAND', Grimmen, Germany
Industry City, 'Come Together: Surviving Sandy', Brooklyn NY
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 'Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting', North Miami, FL
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) at Farmers and Merchants Bank, 'Painting in Place', Los Angeles CA
ReMAP 4, 'Brutally Morbid Axe of Satan', Athens, Greece
White Columns, 'The Cat Show', New York NY

2012 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 'Rita Ackermann + Philip Guston', New York NY
Luhring Augustine, 'Mix / Remix', New York NY
Anton Kern Gallery, 'it’s always sunny on the inside', New York NY
Venus Over Manhattan, 'Bulletin Boards', New York NY
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 'Estate: a project by Lucie Fontaine', New York NY
Werke aus der Sammlung Reydan Weiss, 'überall und nigends', Oberstdorf, Germany

2011 Le Magasin, 'Tableaux', Grenoble, France
New Museum, 'Flash Light / Festival of Ideas', New York NY
West Street Gallery, 'Blue Mango Moqueca' New York NY
Museum of Modern Art, 'Looking at Music: 3.0', New York NY

2010 New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Inaugural Exhibition', New York NY
Rachel Uffner Gallery, 'You Were There', New York NY
Kunsthalle Wien, 'Street and Studio', Vienna, Austria
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 'Visual Sympathy for Modernism', New York NY
Zabludowicz Art Projects, 'Library of Babel / In and Out of Place', London, England
The Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, New York NY

2009 OHWOW, 'It Ain’t Fair', Miami FL
Galerie Meyer Kainer, 'Rita Ackermann and John Stezaker', Vienna, Austria
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 'The Glamour Project', New York NY

2008 The Station, Miami FL
The Journal Gallery, 'Peanut Gallery', New York NY
Asia Song Society, 'I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL', New York NY
Le Magasin, 'Love the Horizon', Grenoble, France
James Fuentes LLC, 'Self-Portraits 1966–2008', New York NY
Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 'Second Thoughts',
Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Biennial', New York NY

2007 Gagosian Gallery, 'Fit to Print', New York NY
Radio Bologna, 'Radio Danièle', Bologna, Italy
Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 'Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection’, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967’, Chicago IL
Peres Projects, ‘Beyond Zero’, Athens, Greece
Mireille Mosler, Ltd., ‘Tease’, New York NY
Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, ‘Between Two Deaths’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Roberts & Tilton, ‘Other Scenes’, Los Angeles CA

2006 Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, ‘VAC colección valencia arte Contemporáneo’, Valencia, Spain
Stephen Haller Gallery, ‘Woman on Paper’, New York NY
Haswelldiger & Co. Gallery, ‘Flash Records’, New York NY
Kling & Bang Gallery, ‘Hrafnhildur Arnadottir & New York Artists’, Reykjavik, Iceland
Photography Museum, ‘The Kate Moss Show’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Momenta Art, ‘The Inhumane Society’, Brooklyn NY
Sculpture Center, ‘Denial is a River’, New York NY
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, ‘Dereconstruction’, New York NY
Schirn Kunsthalle, ‘Jugend von Heite/ Youth of Today’, Frankfurt, Germany
Haifa Museum of Art, ‘Mixed Emotions’, Haifa, Israel
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, ‘Dark’, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body’, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 Le Confort Moderne, ‘Concrete Castle’, Poitiers, France
CANADA, ‘I Throw Herring to the Dog’, New York NY
New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, ‘The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School’, New York NY

2004 Annet Gelink Gallery, ‘What’s New’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Boutique Céline, Avenue Montaigne, ‘Les Années Fatales’, Paris, France
Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac, ‘Next Generation: Heavenly Creatures’, Salzburg, Austria
The Dreamland Artist Club, ‘Creative Time in conjunction with a public project for Coney Island redevelopment’, New York NY
Kunsthaus Baselland, ‘Strategies of Desire’, Basel, Switzerland
Le Confort Moderne, ‘Out of Bounds’, Poitiers, France
Annet Gelink Gallery, ‘The Human Face is an Empty Force, a Field of Death’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003 Kunsthalle St. Gallen, ‘Anti-Pure’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, ‘Anti-Pure’, Kraichtal, Germany
PS1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘After Matisse / Picasso’, New York NY

2002 Urban Experience, ‘The Woman Show’, New York NY
A Project Dornbracht, ‘Statements (six)’, New York NY
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Violence the True Way’, Zurich, Switzerland
Urban Experience, ‘It’s Official’, New York NY
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Personliche Plans / Personal Plans: The Drawing-From-Life Plan to World Projection’, Basel, Switzerland

2001 Urban Experience, ‘Renaissance 2001’, New York NY
Galerie Almine Rech, ‘Christmas Show’, Paris, France
White Box, ‘Prodigal Prodigy’, New York NY

2000 CRP Gallery, ‘Superpredators’, New York NY
Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, ‘Presumed Innocent’, Bordeaux, France
Centre Georges PompidoMuu – Musée National d’Art Moderne, ‘Elysian Fields’, Paris, France
MU Art Foundation, ‘Kim’s Bedroom’, De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1999 American Fine Arts, ‘Dope’, New York NY
Ernst Museum, ‘Young and Serious’, Budapest, Hungary
Swiss Institute, ‘Too Wide Enough’, New York NY
Escape des Arts, ‘Janviers en Bourgogne 1999’, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
San Francisco Museum of Art, ‘Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco CA

1998 Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, ‘Transfiguration’, New York NY
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, ‘More Fake, More Real, Ever Closer’, New York NY
Museum Ludwig, ‘Love New York: Crossover der aktuellen Kunst’, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthalle Zurich, ‘Auf der Spur – Kunst der 90er Jahre Im Spiegel Von Schweizer Sammlungen’, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Almine Rech, ‘Dessins’, Paris, France
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Portrait–Human Figure’, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 Stadtgalerie Schwaz, ‘Ruhm unde Ehre’, Schwaz / Tyrol, Austria
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, ‘Display–International Exhibition of Painting’, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunsthalle Wein, ‘Angel, Angel’, Vienna, Austria
Kunsthalle ‘Some Kind of Heaven’, Nuremburg, Germany
Casey Kaplan, ‘The Name of the Place’, New York NY

1996 Bloom Gallery, ‘ ”Fucking Biscuits” and Other Drawings’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andreas Binder Gallery, ‘The Common Depiction of Sex in American Art’, Munich, Germany
White Columns, ‘Sugar Mountain’, New York NY

1995 Center for Contemporary Photography, ‘Culture is Our Business’, Melbourne, Australia
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, ‘Hard Comforts’, Middletown CT
The Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Currents ‘95: Familiar Places’, Boston MA
Galerie Jousse Seguin, ‘Purple 8 ½’, Paris, France
New Museum, ‘Home / Nature’, New York NY

1994 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Promising Suspects’, Ridgefield CT
New Museum, ‘Who are we? What are we? Where did we come from?’, New York NY
Pat Hearn Gallery, ‘(One night show)’, New York NY
White Columns, ‘Splat Figures’, New York NY

1993 Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York NY
Close–up, ‘Lucky Kunst’, London

Bibliography

Publications

2019 Ansenk, Emily, Bronwasser, Sacha + [et al.], ‘Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Gadha’, Rotterdam: Kunsthal Rotterdam / nai010 publishers, 2019, pp. 78-79, 92-93, ill. In colour (exh. cat.)

2018 Cullinan, Nicholas, ‘Michael Jackson: On The Wall’, London: National Portrait Gallery Publications, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Karma Galleries (ed.), ‘Kinder Gentler Nation’, New York: Karma, 2018 exh. cat.)

2017 Phillips, Lisa (ed.), ‘40 Years New’, London: Phaidon, New York: New Museum, 2017

2016 Morse, Trent, ‘Ballpoint Art’, London: Laurence King Publishers Ltd., 2016, pp. 140-145, ill. in colour
Klocker, Hubert (ed.), 'Rita Ackermann: Meditation on Violence', Burgenland: Sammlung Friedrichshof, 2016
Ackermann, Rita, Kern, Richard, 'Noniggaho / Reactions', Zurich/Geneva: Nieves/Innen, 2016
Ackermann, Rita, Kern, Richard, 'Zug #10: Noniggaho', Geneva: Innen, 2016

2015 Lorenta, Raquel (ed.), ‘Art Strikes Back!’, Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2015

2014 Aarons, Philip, and Reeves, Emma, 'Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales', New York: Printed Matter Inc., 2014

2013 Amirsadeghi, Hossein, Eisler, Maryam (eds.), 'Art Studio America, Contemporary Artist Spaces', London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2013
Acquavella Galleries, 'White Collar Crimes', New York: Acquavella Galleries, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2011 ___, 'Tableaux', Grenoble: Magasin Centre National d'art Contemporain, 2011
Clearwater, Bonnie, Ensslin, Felix, Kelsey, John (et al.), 'Rita Ackermann', New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2011

2010 Hug, Cathérine, Miessgang, Thomas (eds.), 'Street and Studio. From Basquiat to Séripop', Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien, 2010
Jetzer, Gianni (ed.), ‘Rita Ackermann & Harmony Korine: Shadowflux’, New York: Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, 2010

2008 Huldisch, Henriette, Momin, Shamin M., 'Whitney Biennial 2008', New York: Whitney
Museum of American Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008

2007 ___, 'Other Scenes', Los Angeles: Nieves, 2007
Blumenstein, Ellen, Ensslin, Felix (eds.), 'Between two Deaths at ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe', Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007
Foreman, Kamilah, Teschner, Amy (ed.), 'Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967', Chicago: The Museum of Contemporary Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007

2006 ___, 'Dark', Rotterdam: Museum Boijmams Van Beunigen, 2006
Belàire, Tomas, et al. (eds.), 'VAC, Colección Valencia Arte Contemporáneo', Valencia: IVAM Institut Valencià de Arte Moderno, 2006
___, 'Dereconstruction', New York: Gladstone Gallery, 2006
Hollein, Max, Ulrich, Matthias (eds.) 'Die Jugend von Heute (The Youth of Today)', Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2006

2003 ___, 'Anti-Pure', Kraichtal: Ursula Blickle Stiftung, 2003

2002 Meiré, Mike (ed.), 'Statements (six)', Iserlohn: Dornbracht, 2002

2001 Tegelaers, Theo, 'Prodigal Prodigy', Amsterdam: TT Inc, 2001

2000 ___, 'Kim's Bedroom', Paris: Purple Books, 2000
___, 'Présumés Innocents: l'Art Contemporain et l'Entrance', Bordeaux: CAPC Museé d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 2000

1999 Wilson, Janet (ed.), 'Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection', San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999

1998 ___, 'Kunsthalle Zürich', Zurich: Kunsthalle Zürich, 1998

1997 Ackerman, Rita, 'Ab heute tu ich, was ich will. Mit Mentaltraining das Leben bewußt gestalten.', 1997
___, 'Engel. Engel: Legenden der Gegenwart', Vienna: Springer, 1997
Anderson, Mikael, 'Display', Copenhagen: Mikael Anderson, 1997
Coles, Sadie, Meyer-Herman, Eva, 'Some Kind of Heaven', Nuremberg: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 1997

1995 ___, 'Promising Suspects', Ridgefield: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995

Articles

2019 Bernardi, Giulia, 'Rita Ackermann', in: Kunstbulletin, Zurich, March 2019, p. 79, ill.
Valentine, Hannah, ‘Hauser & Wirth presents a new show. Rita Ackerman, Brother & Sister’, on: www.theglassmagazine.com, New York, 31 January 2019, ill.
Enrico, ‘Rita Ackermann. Brother & Sister / Hauser & Wirth Zürich’, on: www.vernissage.tv, Basel, 28 January 2019, ill.
Bonne, Laura, ‘Rita Ackermann. Brother and Sister’, on: www.behindtheblinds.be, Brussels, January 2019, ill.

2018 Lobenfeld, Claire, '7 Things that influenced Gang Gang Dance's triumphant album 'Kazuashita'', on: www.factmag.com, London, 15 September 2018, ill.
___, '“Body Matters:” Rita Ackermann & Carol Rama at Marlborough Contemporary, New York', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 16 January 2018

2017 Smith, Josh, ‘Rita Ackermann by Josh Smith’, in: Artforum, New York, no. 139, Spring 2017, pp. 4, 65-71, cover (ill.)
Snow, Philippa, 'Rita Ackermann', in: Modern Matter, London, December 2017, pp. 244-259
Storey, Nate, 'Radical Reinvention', in: Surface Magazine, New York, December 2017, pp. 119-127
Knock, Alicia, 'Harmony Korine', in: Gagosian Magazine, London, November 2017, pp. 98-102
'Rita Ackermann: Turning Air Blue', in: Evolver, Somerset, UK, November 2017, p. 17
Breheny, Emma, 'New York’s Eleven Madison Park has a new look', on: www.gourmettraveller.au, Sydney, Australia, 30 October 2017
Warde-Aldam, Digby, 'Rita Ackermann’s ‘Turning Air Blue’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, 20 October 2017
Casey, Nell, 'A Step Is Not Just A Step At The Newly Revamped Eleven Madison Park', on: gothamist.com, New York NY, 12 October 2017
Cascone, Sarah, 'Daniel Turner Cut Up and Melted Down an Entire Kitchen for a Sculpture at Eleven Madison Park', on: news.artnet.com, New York NY, 11 October 2017
McMahon, Katherine, and Andy Battaglia, 'Step into a New Phase: Eleven Madison Park Makes Art Part of a Fabled Restaurant Setting', on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 10 October 201
Perlaki, Marton and Rita Ackermann, 'Rita Ackermann “Turning Air Blue” Exhibition At Hauser and Wirth, Somerset', on: purple.fr, Paris, France, 6 October 2017
Wolff, Natasha, 'Eleven Madison Park Reopens with a Swanky New Look', on: www.architecturaldigest.com, New York NY, 6 October 2017
Clark, Robert, 'The Guardian Guide: Rita Ackermann,' in: The Guardian, London, UK, 29 September 2017
'Hauser & Wirth Somerset opens exhibition of new works by Rita Ackermann', on: www.artdaily.com, Mexico City, Mexico, 2 October 2017
Warde-Aldam, Digby, 'Rita Ackermann's 'Turning Air Blue' at Hauser & Wirth', in: Modern Painters, New York NY, September 2017, p. 142
Smith, Josh, ‘Rita Ackermann by Josh Smith’, in: BOMB Magazine, New York NY, Spring 2017 pp. 65–77
Zahm, Oliver, ‘Théodore Fivel—Interview and Portrait by Oliver Zahm’, in: Purple Magazine, Paris, France, Spring/Summer 2017, pp. 3108-10
’Previewed’, in: Art Review, London, UK, January – February 2017, pp. 35-39
Schachter, Kenny, ’Kenny Schachter on Art and Horse-Racing in St. Moritz’, on: www.artnet.com, New York NY, 4 January 2017.
Thaddeus-Johns, Josie, ‘Cheeky, Chubby Lolita Paintings Give a Feminine Facelift to Abstract Expressionism,’ on: www.thecreatorsproject.vice.com, New York NY, 9 January 2017
Creahan, D., ‘New York — Rita Ackermann: KLINE RAPE’ at Hauser & Wirth through January 14th, 2017”, on: www.artobserved.com, New York NY, 4 January 2017

2016 Smith, Roberta, ‘Rita Ackermann’, in: The New York Times, New York NY, 25 November 2016, p. C25
Yablonsky, Linda, ‘Art’s Queen of Cool’, in: Porter Magazine, New York NY, Winter 2016, pp. 172-179

2015 Hyland, Véronique, 'Chloë Sevingy on Exes, Zines, and Taking Back the Tabloid Narrative,' on: www.nymag.com, New York NY, 18 June 2015
Hirsch, Liz, 'Susan Cianciolo if God Comes to Visit You How will you know? (the great tetrahedral kite),' on: www.brooklynrail.org, Brooklyn NY, 4 June 2015
Farago, Jason, 'Frieze New York review—navigating the maze of art fair’s eccentric fun,' on: www.theguardian.com, New York NY, 14 May 2015
Ackerman, Rita, 'Emily Sunblad: New York City’s Very Own Chanteuse,' in: Purple Fashion, Paris, France, Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 118-119
Zahm, Olivier, 'Rita Ackerman: Latest Works,' in: Purple Fashion, Paris, France, Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 92-94
Van Meter, William, 'An Oral History of Legendary 90s Rave Emporium Liquid Sky,' on: www.thecut.com, New York NY, 23 April 2015
Hyland, Véronique, 'What Was the X-Girl?,' on: www.thecut.com, New York NY, 23 April 2015
Thomson, Elizabeth, '“I Was Always on the Periphery, Watching Everyone Else: Chloe Sevigny Reflects on Photos from Her New Book,”' on: www.papermag.com, New York NY, 20 April 2015
Chrichton-Miller, Emma, 'A strong year for Art Basel in Hong Kong,' on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, UK, 31 March 2015
Grunthaner, Jeff, 'Rita Ackermann Interview,' on: www.whitehotmagazine.com, New York NY, 18 March 2015
Yusof, Helmi, 'Asian art powers on in Hong Kong', in: The Business Times, Singapore, 16 March 2015, p. 28
Li, Zoe, 'What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 and for How Much? Read Our Sales Report,' on: www.artnet.com, New York NY, 16 March 2015
__, 'Coming Up Rosen,' on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 11 March 2015
Misevičiūtė, Ieva, '“Lord of Beef” By Ieva Miseviciüte with Rita Ackermann at Hauser & Wirth Zürich', on: www.purple.fr, Paris, France, 10 March 2015
Baker, E., 'Zurich – Rita Ackermann: “Chalkboard Paintings“ at Hauser and Wirth Through March 14th 2015', on: www.artobserved.com, New York NY, 8 March 2015,
Boucher, Brian, 'Mickalene Thomas and Kavi Gupta Fêted Guests With an Armory Week Feast', New York NY, 4 March 2015
Karcher, Eva, 'Energien und Emotionen', in: Artinvestor, München, Germany, March 2015, pp. 40-41
__, 'Rita Ackermann @ Hauser & Wirth', on: www.2-times.com, Melbourne Australia, 6 February 2015
Wagley, Catherine, 'How Google Image Searches Influence Artists Today', on: www.laweekly.com, Los Angeles CA, 29 January 2015
__, 'Rita Ackermann “Chalkboards” at Hauser & Wirth Zürich', on: www.artmediaagency.com, Zürich, Switzerland, 21 January 2015
Pagel, David, '“Image Search” keys in on a chaotic landscape of Imagery’, in: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles CA, 20 January 2015, p. E3

2014 Creahan, D., '“Freezer Burn” Organized by Rita Ackermann at Hauser and Wirth Through December 20th, 2014, on: www.artobserved.com, New York NY, 16 December 2014
__, 'Hauser & Wirth,' on www.thevanderlust.com, London UK, 16 December 2014
__, 'Freezer Burn, Hauser and Wirth, New York,' on: www.aestheticamagazine.com, York UK, 4 November 2014
Ruggio, Pam, 'Contemporary Artworks, Cultural Experiences to be Auctioned to Support the Aldrich on November 10', on: www.hamlethub.com, New York NY, 26 October 2014
Cooper, Ashton, 'Pace Hosts Show to Benefit APJ', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 8 October 2014
__, 'High Line Art Dinner', on: www.guestofaguest.com, New York NY, 18 September, 2014
Tschida, Anne, 'Museum of Contemporary Art helped bring worldwide attention to Miami art scene, artists', on: www.miamiherald.com, Miami FL, 24 August 2014
___, '2014 Art Basel vol. 2', in: Art Investor, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2014, pp. 126-138, ill.
Azimi, Roxana, 'Art Unlimited, Un Très Beau Cru', in: Le quotidien de l'art, Paris, France, 17 June 2014, p. 5
Botta, Carlotta Loverini, 'Design Miami + Art Unlimited 2014', on: www.vogue.it, Milan, Italy, 17 June 2014
Bonnet, Frédéric, 'Art Basel toujours en mouvement', in: Le Journal des Arts, Paris, France, 6 June 2014, p. 20
A.M.B., 'Something to chew on', on: www.economist.com, London, UK, 21 May 2014
Hodin, Rachel, '20 Contemporary Artists You’ll Want To Know From New York’s Frieze Art Fair’, on: www.thoughtcatalog.com, New York NY, 13 May 2014, ill.
___, 'Institutionen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Berlin, Germany, 1 May 2014, p. 10
Erhard, Annegret, 'Keine Faxen mehr', on: www.nzz.ch, Zürich, Switzerland, 10 April 2014, ill.
Greenberger, Alex, 'Rita Ackermann on the Elusive Link Between Painting and Dancing', on: www.artspace.com, New York NY, 27 January 2014
Monaco, Jay, 'The Office Of The Future', on: www.huffingtonpost.com, New York NY, 26 January 2014

2013 ___, 'Curator Gianni Jetzer on Leaving the Swiss Institute to Go Freelance', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 19 July 2013
Cavallo, Sofia, 'Rita Ackermann at Hauser & Wirth', on: www.openingceremony.us, New York NY, 25 May 2013, ill.
Baker, E.,' New York – Rita Ackermann: "Negative Muscle" at Hauser & Wirth through April 20th 2013', on: www.artobeserved.com, New York NY, 2 April 2013, ill.
Russeth, Andrew, 'The Id Stays in the Picture. Rita Ackermann has gone abstract but hasn't lost her edge', in: The New York Observer, New York NY, 13 March 2013, p.B8, ill.
Rooney, Kara, 'Rita Ackermann's Blue Period', on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York NY, 12 March 2013, ill.
Nelson, Karin, 'Free at last: Rita Ackermann's "Negative Muscle"', on: www.wmagazine.com, New York NY, 6 March 2013, ill.
Russeth, Andrew, 'Stylistic change followed Harmony Korine collaboration', on: www.galleristny.com, New York NY, March 2013, ill.
Ozeri, Bianca, 'Rita Ackermann's triumphant "Negative Muscle"', on: www.thewildmagazine.com, New York NY, March 2013, ill.

2012 ___, 'Portfolio: Rita Ackermann, Fire By Days, 2011', in: The Journal, New York NY, Entry No. 30, pp. 44 – 53, ill.
___, 'Skye Sherwin's Frieze Highlights', on: www.anothermag.com, London, UK, 10 October 2012, ill.
___, 'Rita Ackermann-Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly', on: culturefixblog.wordpress.com, London, UK, 24 September 2012, ill.
Bhalla, Niamh, 'Rita Ackermann: Fire by Days', on: onestoparts.com, London, UK, 9 October 2012, ill.
Castle, Jack, 'Rita Ackermann A Largely Ritualised Act Of Painting', on: www.artlyst.com, London, UK, 4 October 2012, ill.
___, 'The 15 Hottest Artists of the Summer', in: Gallerist, New York NY, July 2012, ill.
Moreno, Gean, 'Rita Ackermann and the Traumas of War', in: Art Papers, Atlanta GA, June/July 2012, pp. 28-33, ill.
Cook, Angus, 'Rita Ackermann', on: www.interviewmagazine.com, New York NY, June 2012, ill.
Turner, Elisa, 'Rita Ackermann-Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami', in: ARTnews, New York NY, June 2012, p. 98, ill.
Walleston, Aimée, 'Rita Ackermann Has a Fire in Her', in: Art in America, New York NY, 11 May 2012, ill.
Carroll, Brendan S., 'Ackermann and Guston Go Toe-to-Toe, One Loses', on: www.hyperallergic.com, London, UK, 26 March 2012, ill.
Wyma, Chloe, '19 Questions for Grunge Painter Rita Ackermann',on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 13 February 2012

2011 Linnert, Nicolas, 'On Site-Brooklyn, New York: Rita Ackermann “War Films”', on: www.artobserved.com, New York NY, 6 April 2011
Smith, Roberta, 'Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 13 January 2011
Pryor, John-Paul, 'Harmony Korine & Rita Ackermann: Shaw Fux', on: www.dazeddigital.com, London, UK, 6 January 2011

2010 Zahm, Oliver, ‘Rita Ackermann’ (int.), in: Purple Fashion, Paris, Issue 13, Spring / Summer 2010, pp.126-139, ill.
O'Reilly, Adam, 'Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine's Shadowland', in: Interview, New York NY, December 2010
Lenander, Johanna, 'Double Trouble | Harmony Korine and Rita Ackerman at the Swiss Institute', in: T Magazine, New York NY, 2 December 2010

2009 Jeremy, Alexander, 'Rita Ackermann at Galerie Peter Kilchmann', in: Modern Painters, New York NY
Mogutin, Slava, 'Meeting of Minds', in: Modern Painters, New York NY, September 2009, pp. 78-79
Hudson, Suzanne, 'New York Artists Dictionary/Part 1', in: Flash Art, January/February 2009

2008 Falconer, Morgan, 'Rita Ackermann “Don't Give me Salad (Nurses)”', in: Art Review, London, UK, December 2008, pp.116-17
Momin, Shamim, 'Artist Rita Ackermann And the Singular Approach', in Tokion, Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2008, pp. 90-99
Rosenburg, Karen, 'Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 26 September 2008, p. E33

2007 Honigman, Ana Finel, ‘Rita Ackermann’ (int.), in: Sleek, Berlin, no. 16, Autumn 2007, pp. 50-51, ill.
Korotkin, Joyce, ‘Rita Ackermann. Andrea Rosen’, in: The New York Art World, New York, Vol. 7, No. 7, March 2004, p. 12, ill.
Rose, Aaron, 'Interview of Rita Ackermann by, Aaron Rose', in: ANP Quarterly 8, Costa Mesa CA, 2007
Stewart, Christabel, 'When Rita met Carol: Rita Ackermann Pays Tribute to the Legendary Artist Carol Rama', in: Tank Magazine, London, UK, April 2007, pp.
108-117
___, ‘Fanteyesy. Rita Ackermann’, in: Tokion Magazine, New York, no. 30, 2007, unpag., ill.

2006 ___, 'The Feast of the Beast', in: Purple Fashion, Paris, France, Fall/Winter 2006
___, 'Rita Ackermann', in: The Journal, Summer 2006, pp. 128-

2005 Friedling, Melissa, 'Rita Ackermann: Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: Flash Art, Milan, Italy, November/December 2005, p. 89
Hershkovits, David, ‘Eyespy. Too Much is Not Enough’, in: Paper Magazine, New York, August 2005, pp. 48-50, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'Art in Review: Rita Ackermann, Francis Upritchard', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 7 October 2005, p. E40
Walzak, Antek, 'Leave a Dog Alone: A Tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard by Rita Ackermann', in: Purple Fashion 3, Paris, France, Spring/Summer 2005, pp. 384-91
White, Roger, 'Rita Ackermann: Collages1993-2005', in: The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn NY, October 2005, p. 18
Christofori, Rald, 'Rita Ackermann's Wilde Kinder', in: Monopol 2, Berlin, Germany, April/May 2005
Klienmann, Von Thomas, 'Der Quadrakophfrägt Fliege', in: General-Anziger, Bonn, Germany, 23-24 April 2005
Katz, Vincent, 'Rita Ackermann: Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: Art in America, New York NY, March 2005, p. 181

2004 ___, 'Rita Ackermann: Collages for Purple' in: Purple Fashion 2, Paris, France, Fall/Winter 2004, p. 226-29
Katz, Vincent, 'Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen', in: Art in America, New York NY, November 2004, p. 181
Kelsey, John, 'Rita Ackermann: Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: Artforum, New York NY, March 2004, p. 183

2003 Ackerman, Rita, 'Purple Fashion/Black & White', in: Purple Fashion 15, Spring/Summer 2003, pp. 156-59
Sorrenti, Mario, 'Photospread based on drawings by Rita Ackermann', in: V Magazine,

2002 Gordon, Kim, 'Rita Ackermann' in: Purple 10, Paris, France, Winter 2002, pp. 158-159
MacInnis, Michael, 'Statements (Six): Dornbracht Project', in: M, New York NY, Summer 2002, p. 16

2001 ___, 'Collages by Rita A', in: Made in the U.S.A. 3, Fall/Winter 2001
___, 'Drawings by Rita Ackermann' in: Purple 7, Paris, France, Spring 2001, pp. 216-18

2000 Mosselman, Arnold, 'Angelblood', in: Metropolis M, Utrecht, The Netherlands, December/January 2001, pp. 34-37
___, 'Series 9 by Rita Ackermann: I'll Kill You First', in: Purple Sexe, Paris, France, Winter 2000
Krasowska, Dorothy, 'Rita Ackermann's Corvette @ Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: NY Arts, New York NY
Spaninks, Angelique, 'Slaapkamer van een kunstfan', in: Eindhovens Dagblad, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 6 March 2000

1999 ___, 'Collages by Rita A', in: Made in the U.S.A. 1, Fall/Winter 1999
___, 'Recipes (curated by John Connelly)', in: Zing Magazine, New York NY, Winter 1999, pp. 55-71
Rose, Aaron, 'Interview with Rita Ackermann by Aaron Rose with Special Guest Questions
from Susan Cianciolo', in: Dune 18, Tokyo, Japan, Autumn 1999, pp. 45-51
___, 'Rita Ackermann', in: Purple 3, Paris, France, Summer 1999, pp. 204-06
___, 'Rita Ackermann: Why Is That Dog Barking Again?' in: Self Service 10, London, UK, Spring/Summer 1999

1998 McKenna, Max, 'NY Artist Q&A: Rita Ackermann', in: The Art Newspaper, London, UK, February 1998, p. 52
Burns, Anna, 'Children and Sexuality in the Visual Arts', in: Contemporary Visual Arts, London, UK, January 1998, pp. 38-43
Cotter, Holland, 'Rita Ackermann: “Songs of Sirens” at Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 23 January 1998, p. E35

1997 Tremblay, Stephanie Moisdon, 'Rita Ackermann', in: Self Service, London, UK, Fall/Winter 1997, pp. 116-21
Edgerton, Robin, 'Rita Ackermann at Roulette', in: Time Out New York, New York NY,16-23 October 1997
Gordon, Kim, 'Rita Ackermann Meets Kim Gordon: New York Conversation', in: Dazed & Confused 28, London, UK, September 1997, pp. 82-84
Nickas, Bob, 'I'll Crash di Cronemberg', in: Tema Celeste, Milan, Italy, October/December 1997, pp. 38-39
Saltz, Jerry, 'The name of the place', in: Time Out New York, New York NY, January 30 – February 6 1997, p. 42

1996 Humphries, David, 'New York Fax: Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: Art Issues, Los Angeles CA, Summer 1996, pp. 32-33.
Avgikos, Jan, 'Rita Ackerman at Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: Artforum, New York NY, May 1996, pp. 102-103.
Smith, Roberta, 'Blending the Real and the Abstract: Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 2 February 1996, p. C26
Feldman, Hannah J., ‘The Lotlita Complex’, in: World Art, New York, no. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 52-57, cover, ill.
Pedersen, Victoria, ‘Gallery Go ‘Round. Rita Ackermann’, in: Paper Magazine, New York, February 1996, p. 117

1995 Ammann, Rene, 'Venus am Broadway', in: Das Magazin, Zürich, Switzerland,16-22 December 1995, p. 42+
Worsdale, Godfrey, 'Rita Ackermann at Interim Art', in: Art Monthly 188, London, UK, June/ August 1995, p. 38-40
Tsingou, Emily, 'Rita Ackermann at Rebecca Camhi Gallery', in: Flash Art, Milan, Italy, May/June 1995, p. 123-124
Koether, Jutta, 'Rita Ackermann: Bilder die sich verbreiten', in: Spex, Berlin, Germany, April 1995, p. 40-41

1994 Seward, Keith, 'Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen Gallery and New Museum of Contemporary Art', in: Artforum, New York NY, November 1994, p. 85-86
Saltz, Jerry, 'A Year in the Life: Tropic of Painting', in: Art in America, New York NY, October 1994, p. 90-101
Zahm, Oliver, 'Rita Ackermann', in: Purple Prose 7, Paris, France, Autumn 1994, p. 18-19
Lieberman, Rhonda, 'Revenge of the Mouse Diva: Karen Kilimnik's Favorite Things', in: Artforum, New York NY, February 1994, p. 81-82

Publications by the artist

2018 ‘The Coronation & Massacre of Love’, New York: American Art Catalogues, 2018
‘Jezebels’, Rita Ackermann with Jeffrey Gunthaner, Emanuele Coccia + [et al.], Chicago: Drag City Incorporated, 2018

2017 ‘Rita Ackermann. drawings’, New York: Karma, 2017

2016 ‘Noniggaho / Reactions’, Zurich: Nieves, 2016

2014 ‘Freezer Burn’, curated by Rita Ackermann, New York: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2011 ‘Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine. Shadow Fux’, Rita Ackermann with Harmony Korine, New York: Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, 2011
'Fire by Days', Rita Ackermann with Rob Weiner, Zurich: Nieves, 2011

2010 ‘Marfa’ (photographs), in: Purple Fashion, Paris, Issue 13, Spring / Summer 2010, pp. 386-389, ill.

2009 'Marfa/Crash. Parking Accidents', Rita Ackermann for THE international, Issue 7, Zurich: Nieves, 2009

2008 'Under Pressure from 2006-2007', Rita Ackermann, Theodore Fivel (ed.), Zurich: Nieves, 2008

2007 ‘The Nun and the Vacuum Cleaner’, Rita Ackermann (pho.) with Gabriel Feliciano (stylist), in: Tokion, New Milford, no. 47, 2007, pp. 64-69, ill.

2006 'Good Morning New York. The Rita Ackermann Purple Book', Paris: Purple Institute,
2006
‘Habe ich dir eigentlich schon erzahlt. Ein Marchen fur alle (Did I already tell you. A fairy tale for all)’, Rita Ackermann (cover art), Sybelle Berg (story), Köln: Kiepenheur & Witsch, 2006

2004 'Chapter 3. Take Off Bird', Rita Ackermann with Andro Wekua, Zurich: Nieves, 2004
'Chapter 2. Take Off Bird', Rita Ackermann with Andro Wekua, Zurich: Nieves, 2004

2003 ___, 'Chapter 2', Zurich: Nieves, 2003

2002 'Snowfall in August', Sittard, Germany: Museum Het Domain, 2002

1999 'Revelations', Rita Ackermann (art) with Byron Cole (story), Tokyo: Rockin' On, 1999
‘Untitled’ (collage), in: Studiovoice Magazine, Tokyo, Vol. 286, October 1999, pp. 78-79, ill. in colour

1997 'Keep Your Mouth Shut: works 1993-1996', Tokyo: Rockin' On, 1997

1995 ‘I hope you not gonna go out like this...put on something nicer, less appealing!!’ (collage), in: Wochenpost, Berlin, no. 34, 7 September 1995, p. 40, ill.

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