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Rita Ackermann


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.

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  • 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

  • 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
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Group Exhibitions

  • 2018
    National Portrait Gallery, ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’, London, United Kingdom (forthcoming)
    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
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  • 2017
    ‘Drawings’, New York: Karma, 2017
  • 2016
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • 2018
    ___, '“Body Matters:” Rita Ackermann & Carol Rama at Marlborough Contemporary, New York', on:, New York, 16 January 2018
  • 2017
    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:, Sydney, Australia, 30 October 2017
    Warde-Aldam, Digby, 'Rita Ackermann’s ‘Turning Air Blue’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset', on:, 20 October 2017
    Casey, Nell, 'A Step Is Not Just A Step At The Newly Revamped Eleven Madison Park', on:, 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:, 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:, New York NY, 10 October 201
    Perlaki, Marton and Rita Ackermann, 'Rita Ackermann “Turning Air Blue” Exhibition At Hauser and Wirth, Somerset', on:, Paris, France, 6 October 2017
    Wolff, Natasha, 'Eleven Madison Park Reopens with a Swanky New Look', on:, 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:, 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:, New York NY, 4 January 2017.
    Thaddeus-Johns, Josie, ‘Cheeky, Chubby Lolita Paintings Give a Feminine Facelift to Abstract Expressionism,’ on:, New York NY, 9 January 2017
    Creahan, D., ‘New York — Rita Ackermann: KLINE RAPE’ at Hauser & Wirth through January 14th, 2017”, on:, 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:, 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:, Brooklyn NY, 4 June 2015
    Farago, Jason, 'Frieze New York review—navigating the maze of art fair’s eccentric fun,' on:, 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:, New York NY, 23 April 2015
    Hyland, Véronique, 'What Was the X-Girl?,' on:, 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:, New York NY, 20 April 2015
    Chrichton-Miller, Emma, 'A strong year for Art Basel in Hong Kong,' on:, London, UK, 31 March 2015
    Grunthaner, Jeff, 'Rita Ackermann Interview,' on:, 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:, New York NY, 16 March 2015
    __, 'Coming Up Rosen,' on:, New York NY, 11 March 2015
    Misevičiūtė, Ieva, '“Lord of Beef” By Ieva Miseviciüte with Rita Ackermann at Hauser & Wirth Zürich', on:, Paris, France, 10 March 2015
    Baker, E., 'Zurich – Rita Ackermann: “Chalkboard Paintings“ at Hauser and Wirth Through March 14th 2015', on:, 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:, Melbourne Australia, 6 February 2015
    Wagley, Catherine, 'How Google Image Searches Influence Artists Today', on:, Los Angeles CA, 29 January 2015
    __, 'Rita Ackermann “Chalkboards” at Hauser & Wirth Zürich', on:, 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:, New York NY, 16 December 2014
    __, 'Hauser & Wirth,' on, London UK, 16 December 2014
    __, 'Freezer Burn, Hauser and Wirth, New York,' on:, York UK, 4 November 2014
    Ruggio, Pam, 'Contemporary Artworks, Cultural Experiences to be Auctioned to Support the Aldrich on November 10', on:, New York NY, 26 October 2014
    Cooper, Ashton, 'Pace Hosts Show to Benefit APJ', on:, New York NY, 8 October 2014
    __, 'High Line Art Dinner', on:, New York NY, 18 September, 2014
    Tschida, Anne, 'Museum of Contemporary Art helped bring worldwide attention to Miami art scene, artists', on:, 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:, 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:, London, UK, 21 May 2014
    Hodin, Rachel, '20 Contemporary Artists You’ll Want To Know From New York’s Frieze Art Fair’, on:, New York NY, 13 May 2014, ill.
    ___, 'Institutionen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Berlin, Germany, 1 May 2014, p. 10
    Erhard, Annegret, 'Keine Faxen mehr', on:, Zürich, Switzerland, 10 April 2014, ill.
    Greenberger, Alex, 'Rita Ackermann on the Elusive Link Between Painting and Dancing', on:, New York NY, 27 January 2014
    Monaco, Jay, 'The Office Of The Future', on:, New York NY, 26 January 2014
  • 2013
    ___, 'Curator Gianni Jetzer on Leaving the Swiss Institute to Go Freelance', on:, New York NY, 19 July 2013
    Cavallo, Sofia, 'Rita Ackermann at Hauser & Wirth', on:, New York NY, 25 May 2013, ill.
    Baker, E.,' New York – Rita Ackermann: "Negative Muscle" at Hauser & Wirth through April 20th 2013', on:, 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:, New York NY, 12 March 2013, ill.
    Nelson, Karin, 'Free at last: Rita Ackermann's "Negative Muscle"', on:, New York NY, 6 March 2013, ill.
    Russeth, Andrew, 'Stylistic change followed Harmony Korine collaboration', on:, New York NY, March 2013, ill.
    Ozeri, Bianca, 'Rita Ackermann's triumphant "Negative Muscle"', on:, 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:, London, UK, 10 October 2012, ill.
    ___, 'Rita Ackermann-Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly', on:, London, UK, 24 September 2012, ill.
    Bhalla, Niamh, 'Rita Ackermann: Fire by Days', on:, London, UK, 9 October 2012, ill.
    Castle, Jack, 'Rita Ackermann A Largely Ritualised Act Of Painting', on:, 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:, 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:, London, UK, 26 March 2012, ill.
    Wyma, Chloe, '19 Questions for Grunge Painter Rita Ackermann',on:, New York NY, 13 February 2012
  • 2011
    Linnert, Nicolas, 'On Site-Brooklyn, New York: Rita Ackermann “War Films”', on:, 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:, London, UK, 6 January 2011
  • 2010
    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
    Zahm, Olivier, ‘Rita Ackermann’, on:, Paris, France, Spring/Summer 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
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
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Publications by the artist

  • 2011
    with Weiner, Rob, 'Fire by Days', Zurich: Nieves, 2011
  • 2009
    'Marfa/Crash: Parking Accidents', Zurich: Nieves, 2009
  • 2008
    'Under Pressure: from 2006-2007', Fivel, Theodore (ed.), Zurich: Nieves, 2008
  • 2006
    'Good Morning New York: The Rita Ackermann Purple Book', Paris: Purple Institute, 2006
  • 2004
    with Wekua, Andro, 'Chapter 3', Zurich: Nieves, 2004
  • 2003
    ___, 'Chapter 2', Zurich: Nieves, 2003
  • 2002
    'Snowfall in August', Sittard, Germany: Museum Het Domain, 2002
  • 1999
    with Coley, Byron, 'Revelations', Tokyo: Rockin' On, 1999
  • 1997
    'Keep Your Mouth Shut: works 1993-1996', Tokyo: Rockin' On, 1997
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