BRIDGET RILEY


BRIDGET RILEY

Since the beginning of her career, Bridget Riley (b. 1931) has constantly redefined the concept of abstraction and its possibilities for the painterly process. Aware of how individual and collective experiences taint one’s vision of the world, the artist creates works that free colour and form from their illustrative potential, enabling what she refers to as ‘pure sight’. Riley develops paintings through the accumulation and distribution of simple forms—vertical and horizontal stripes, squares, circles and ovals, triangles, rhomboids, and curves—coming together into complex arrangements fostering a sense of dynamism, and rhythm. Her paintings seem to flicker and pulsate. Riley’s profound observations of movement, light and colour have given rise to a complex and continuously evolving oeuvre that underlies a long-standing fascination for the physical process of perception.

‘[...] The surprise of the first encounter with one of her paintings is owing to an astonishment that an inanimate object has apparently come to life and – more than that – is in communion with the viewer. The viewer’s surprise is, we recognise, is a self-created surprise. Perception is the medium just as much as is the canvas and the paint – more so, in that a painting, the artist acknowledges, “only comes to life when looked at from a certain distance”. In a way, it doesn’t exist factually at all; only in the viewer’s perception.

J. Elderfield, ‘Creating a Way of Looking’, in Bridget Riley: Die Streifenbilder: The Stripe Painting 1961–2012, exh. cat., Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; Berlin/London: Holzwarth Publications and Ridinghouse, 2013

Image: Pink and Three Others, 2009, oil on canvas, 172 x 340 cm.; 67 3/4 x 133 7/8 in.

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1931
 
Born in London, UK
 

1949–1952
 
Goldsmiths College of Art, London
 

1952–1955
 
Royal College of Art, London
 

1968
 
International Prize for Painting, XXXIV Bienniale, Venice


1972

awarded CBE


1981–1988

Trustee of National Gallery, London


1993

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Oxford University


1995

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Cambridge University


1999

Appointed Companion of Honor


2009

The Goslar Kaiser Ring


2012

Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen


Lives and works in London, UK

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin

Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Institute of Chicago

Arts Council Collection, London

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte

Berardo Museum, Lisbon

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

British Council Collection, London

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

Dia Art Foundation, New York

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Government Art Collection, London

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

Hepworth Wakefield

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo

Hyde Collection, Glens Falls

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Iwaki City Art Museum

Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura

Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm

Kunstmuseum Bern

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Leeds City Art Gallery

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Manchester City Art Gallery

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen

Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg

Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

Museums Sheffield

Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz

Nationalgalerie, Berlin

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Neues Museum, Nuremberg

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Kitasaku

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Southampton City Art Gallery

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Tate Collection, London

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Circles and Discs (1961–2023)
Kurt-Tucholsky-Museum, Rheinsberg


2023

Wall Works 1983–2023
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travelled to:
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
(travelled from: Art Institute of Chicago) (catalogue)


2022

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio
Art Institute of Chicago (catalogue)

Looking and Seeing, Doing and Making
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Perceptual Abstraction
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (digital catalogue)

One-on-One: Bridget Riley / Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.


2021

Past into Present
David Zwirner, London (catalogue)

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven


2020

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Studies: 1984–1997
David Zwirner, London


2019

The Corn Hall, Diss

Lines of Enquiry
Lyndsey Ingram, London

The Hayward Gallery, London

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


2018

Painting Now
Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

Paintings from the 1960’s to the Present
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura

Recent Paintings 2014–2017
David Zwirner, London


2017

Measure for Measure. New Disc Paintings
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Cosmos
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch (catalogue)


2016

Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2015
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

The Interactive Character of Color, 1970-2014
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Bridget Riley: Seven Paintings
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Bridget Riley: A Moment of Change
Graves Gallery, Sheffield


2015

David Zwirner, New York

Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
The Courtauld Institute, London

The Curve Paintings 1961–2014
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (catalogue)

Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris (catalogue)

Prints 1962–2015
Sims Reed Gallery, London


2014

The Art Institute of Chicago

New Art Centre, Salisbury

The Stripe Paintings: 1961–2014

David Zwirner, London


2013

Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)


2012

12th Rubens Prize Awarded by the City of Siegen
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

Works 1960–1966
Karsten Schubert, London / Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London (catalogue)


2011

Paintings And Studies 1979–1981 & 2011
Karsten Schubert, London (catalogue)

Paintings and Related Work: 1983–2010
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (catalogue)

Bridget Riley - Grafische Werke
Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zurich


2010

Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work
The National Gallery, London (catalogue)

Flashback: Bridget Riley
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery;
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery;
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool;
Southampton Art Gallery


2009

Timothy Taylor Gallery/Karsten Schubert, London

Mönchehaus Museum Goslar

Circles Colour Structure: Studies 1970/71
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2008

Circles Colour Structure: Studies 1970/71
Karsten Schubert, London (catalogue)

Two Paintings, 1986 & 1988
Karsten Schubert, London

Rétrospective
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (catalogue)


2007

Recent Paintings and Gouaches
Pace Wildenstein, New York (catalogue)

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Paintings and works on paper
Robert Sandelson, London

Green on Red Gallery, Dublin


2006

New Paintings and Gouaches
Timothy Taylor Gallery/Karsten Schubert, London

Prints 1962–2005
University of Exeter

Narborough Hall, Norfolk

Marlborough Fine Arts, London


2005

Print Retrospective 1981–2005
Galerie Schlégl, Zurich

New Art Centre. Sculpture Park and Gallery, Salisbury

Paintings and Studies, 1963–2005
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Bilder und Zeichnungen 1959–2005
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

A Print Retrospective 1962–2003
British Council Touring Exhibition: Museum Sztuki, Lodz;
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (catalogue)


2004

A Print Retrospective 1962–2003
British Council Touring Exhibition:
Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn;
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius;
East-Slovakian Gallery, Kosice; Moravian Gallery, Brno (catalogue)

Bilder und Gouachen 1981–2004
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Recent Paintings
Pace Wildenstein, New York (catalogue)

Gouaches and Prints
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo

Paintings and Drawings 1961–2004
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney;
City Gallery Wellington (catalogue)


2003

Black and White Works on Paper
Karsten Schubert, London

Retrospective
Tate Britain, London (catalogue)

Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (catalogue)

Marlborough Fine Art, London


2002

Complete Prints 1962–2001
National Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery, London:
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow;
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal;
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby;
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea;
Firstsite, Colchester (catalogue)

Recent Paintings and Gouaches
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart

New Work
Museum Haus Esters and Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld (catalogue)


2001

Complete Prints 1962–2001
National Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery, London: Ferens Gallery, Kingston upon Hill (catalogue)


2000

Reconnaissance
Dia Center for the Arts, New York (catalogue)

Paintings 1982–2000 and Early Works on Paper
Pace Wildenstein, New York (catalogue)

New Paintings and Gouaches
Waddington Galleries, London (catalogue)


1999
 
Ausgewählte Bilder / Selected Paintings 1961–1999
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf (catalogue)

Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s
Serpentine Gallery, London (catalogue)


1998

Works 1961–1998
Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (catalogue)

Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart


1997

Paintings, Gouaches and Prints 1981–1986
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin


1996

Museum für moderne Kunst des Landkreises Cuxhaven, Otterndorf

Paintings and Gouaches 1980–1995
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

Gouaches 1980–1995
British School, Rome

Recent Paintings and Gouaches
Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London (catalogue)


1995

Gouaches 1980–1995
Aberdeen Art Gallery

Recent Works: Paintings and Gouaches 1981–1995
Spacex Gallery, Exeter

Recent Paintings and Gouaches
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Colour and Nature (with Patrick Heron)
Castle Museum, Norwich


1994

Six Paintings 1963–1993 from the Collection
Tate Gallery, London


1993

Colour Studies
Karsten Schubert, London


1992

Paintings 1982–1992
Kunsthalle Nürnberg;
Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop;
Hayward Gallery, London;
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (catalogue)

Paintings
Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg

Works on Paper 1982–1992
Karsten Schubert, London (catalogue)


1990

Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)


1989

Works on Paper
Mayor Rowan Gallery, London

Galerie Schlégl, Zurich


1988

Galerie Teufel, Cologne


1987

New Work
Mayor Rowan Gallery, London

Galerie Schlégl, Zurich

Galerie Konstructiv Tendens, Stockholm


1986

South Western Art Galleries Association in Scotland exhibition, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr

Jeffrey Hoffeld Gallery, New York


1985

An Australian Context
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (catalogue)


1984

Working with Colour: Recent Paintings and Studies by Bridget Riley
Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition, D.L.I. Museum and Arts Centre, Durham (catalogue)

Galerie Reckermann, Cologne (catalogue)

Project for the Royal Liverpool Hospital
Royal Institute of British Architects, London


1983

Paintings and Drawings 1981–1983
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo


1982

Gouaches
Juda Rowan Gallery, London


1981

Recent Paintings and Gouaches
Rowan Gallery and Warwick Arts Trust, London


1980

Silksceen Prints 1965–1978
Preston Hall Museum, Stockton-On-Tees (catalogue)

Artline, The Hague

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Works 1959–1978
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (catalogue)


1979

Drawings
Australian Galleries, Melbourne;
Bonython Gallery, Adelaide

Works 1959–1978
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth;
Centrepoint Gallery Space, Sydney;
Neuberger Museum, Purchase,  New York (catalogue)


1978

Works 1959–1978
Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas;
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (catalogue)

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York


1977

Minami Gallery, Tokyo


1976

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

Rowan Gallery, London


1975

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (catalogue)

Galerie Beyeler, Basel (catalogue)


1973

Paintings and Drawings 1961–1973
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester;
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield;
D.L.I. Museum and Arts Centre, Durham;
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh;
City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham;
Museum and Art Gallery, Letchworth;
City Art Gallery/Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol


1972

Drawings
Rowan Gallery, London

Kunstverein Göttingen


1971

Drawings
Rowan Gallery, London

Paintings and Drawings 1951–1971
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern;
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf;
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin;
Hayward Gallery, London;
National Gallery, Prague (catalogue)


1970

Paintings and Drawings 1951–1971
Kunstverein Hannover (catalogue)


1969

Drawings
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford;
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol;
Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham (catalogue)

Rowan Gallery, London

Schilderijen en tekeningen (with Phillip King)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


1968

British Pavilion (with Philip King)
34th Biennale, Venice;
Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum;
Museum Boijmans Van Beuninigen, Rotterdam (catalogue)

Richard Feigen Gallery, New York


1967

Robert Fraser Gallery, London

Richard Feigen Gallery, New York


1966

Drawings
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

Preparatory Drawings and Studies
Robert Fraser Gallery, London

Drawings
Richard Feigen Gallery, New York


1965

Feigen-Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles

Richard Feigen Gallery, New York


1963

Gallery One, London (catalogue)


1962

Gallery One, London (catalogue)
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950–1970
Turner Contemporary, Margate


2023

Zerreißprobe. Kunst zwischen Politik und Gesellschaft. Sammlung der Nationalgalerie 1945–2000
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

The Printmaker's Art | Rembrandt to Rego

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

“Ringe sind’s, die eine Kette machen” Neuerwerbungen und Sammlungsbestände der Goslarer Kaiserringträger_innen

Mönchehaus Museum Goslar

Quadrat Bottrop. Die Sammlung

Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop

No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Off Kilter, On Point Art of the 1960 from the Collections at Colorado State University
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Michigan


2022

For Keeps: Selected Parkett Editions 1984–2017
David Zwirner, New York


2021

KONKRET! Hommage an Ulrich Schumacher. Die Sammlung des Josef Alberts Museum Quadrat Bottrop
Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen

Light: Works from Tate's Collection
Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai (catalogue)

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence
Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Oil: Beauty and Horror In The Petrol Age
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin;
Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, Doncaster, travelled from:
F. E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge;
British Museum, London (catalogue)

Women Artists in the Kunsthalle Bern – An Archival Investigation
Kunsthalle Bern

Women in Abstraction
Centre Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life
The Hepworth Wakefield


2020

OneHundred Works
Tony Wuethrich Galerie, Basel

Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art in the Global Context
Phoenix Art Museum

Summer show
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
British Museum, London, ttravelled to:
F. E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin;
Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, Doncaster (catalogue)


2019

Sammlung Lambrecht-Schadeberg/Rubenspreisträger der Stadt Siegen
Im Fokus: Farbereignisse

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

The Interaction of Colour
Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

Interaction of color and form. Josef Albers im Dialog mit Werken von Larry Bell, Ólafur Elíasson und Bridget Riley
UAA Ungers Archive for Architectural Research, Cologne

On Paper
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon

The Lie of the Land
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Vertigo. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520–1970
mumok, Vienna;
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Playing with Masterpieces: from Henri Matisse to Marina Abramovic
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow


2018

New acquisitions: Gozzoli to Kara Walker
The British Museum, London

Land, City & Sea: British Masters from the David Ross Collection
The Collection Museum, Lincoln

The World on Paper - Sammlung Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle - Museum Palais Populaire, Berlin

Op Art in Focus
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Hello World. Revising a Collection
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Into the Light: Photography and Abstract Art
Tate Modern, London

The Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection / Rubens Prize Winners of the City of Siegen. In Focus: Black and White
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen

Black & White. Painting from Dürer to Eliasson
Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

geschenkt - genommen
Städtische Galerie, Schwenningen

David Zwirner: 25 Years
David Zwirner Gallery, New York


2017

Croydon School of Art
Museum of Croydon

On With The Show
Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
The National Gallery, London

Never Ending Stories
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Lubaina Himid: Meticulous Observations and Naming the Money
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Going Public - The Kirkland Collection
Graves Gallery, Museum Sheffield

That '70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection
Columbia Museum of Art

Small Size
Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia (CAMeC), La Spezia

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls

Serial Formations. 1967/2017. Re-Staging of the first German exhibition of international tendencies in Minimalism
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart (catalogue)

31 Women
Breese Little, London

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield;
Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham;
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2018)

Modern British and Contemporary Original Prints
Hayletts Gallery, Essex

Konkrete Anliegen. Sammlung Teufel
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart


2016

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now
Poole Museum, Poole. Travels to Hull University Art Collection, Hull (2017) and Ulster Museum, Belfast (2017)

Eye Attack – Op Art 1950–70
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen


2015

NO MAN´S LAND
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Faux Amis
Simon Lee Gallery, London

Women Rule
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

Images Moving Out Onto Space
Tate St. Ives, Cornwall

Patterns of Abstraction: 7 Artists
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Eric Gadsby, Works 1966–76 & Bridget Riley, Works on Paper
Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London

Light Falls
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

Van Goth to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes)
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris


2014

Konkret
Muzeum Milana Dobesa, Bratislava

Bielefeld Contemporary
Bielefelder Kunstverein

Cool Place. Sammlung Scharpff

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

IMMA Collection: Conversations

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Somewhat Abstract

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Zu Gast (4). Conceptual Space – Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Markus Michalke
Kunstsaele, Berlin

Kiel leuchtet! Im Rausch der Farbe
Kunsthalle Kiel

Then and Now

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Forcefields

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Rot - Von farblichen Akzenten zur Monochramie

Galerie Koch, Hanover


2013

REMEMBER  EVERYTHING 
40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Michael Graig-Martin, Langlands & Bell, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley
Galería Pilar Serra, Madrid

Hackordnung #5
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen/Rhein

Here We Go
Karsten Schubert, London

Auf Zeit. Wandbilder – Bildwände
Kunsthalle Bielefeld (catalogue)

Moving Norman Foster on Art
Carré d'Art, Nîmes (catalogue)

Dynamo. A century of light and movement in art from 1913 to 2013
Grand Palais, Paris

Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte

Into the Void
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman

Mixed Exhibition
Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London

Vibrations
Des Moines Art Center


2012

Aspects of Modern British Art 2012
Austin/Desmond Fine Arts, London

Print Masters

Quest Gallery, Bath, Somerset

Modern British Art. A Gallery Selection
Austin/Desmond Fine Arts, London

circa 1963
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge

Ghosts in the Machine
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Der Raum der Linie
Museum Wiesbaden

Punkt.System - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen (catalogue)

Outside In
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

New Departures. Painting and Real Space
Akademie der Künste, Berlin (catalogue)

The Space Between
Karsten Schubert, London

My Generation: Art of the 60s and Early 70s
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Gebaute Bilder. Werke aus der Sammlung Hupertz

Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg

Roesler Hotel #21 - Buzz, curated by Vik Muniz
Galerie Nara Roesler, São Paulo


2011

Moderne: Selbstmord der Kunst?
Neue Galerie, Graz, (catalogue)

Die Kunst der Entschleunigung
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (catalogue)

Divided Heaven. 1945–1968. The Collection. Neue Nationalgalerie
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Musée national d'art moderne. Collections contemporaines (des années 1960 à nos jours)
Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Indiscipline of Painting. International abstraction from the 1960s to now
Tate St Ives, Cornwall, travelled to:
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

20/21 at Ceri Hand Gallery
Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool

Der Raum der Linie
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Compass – Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Drawn from Life
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria


2010

Let Us Face the Future - British Art 1945–1968
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona

ganz konkret II
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

8th Gwangju Biennale – 10,000 Lives
Gwangju Biennale

Summer Show
Andipa Gallery, London

OPTICAL SHIFT. Illusion und Täuschung
b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur

Visions – Spectacular Art from the Ulster Museum
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Summer Special
Galerie Schlégl, Zurich

Group Exhibition
Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960–1979
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara


2009

konkret - Die Sammlunf Heinz + Anette Teufel
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart

Numbers, Color and Text: Works from the Collection
The Rose Art Museum, Waltham

Pattern Recognition
The City Gallery, Leicester

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Shaping Reality: Geometric Abstraction after 1960
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Begegnung Bauhaus. Kurt Schmidt und Künstler der Avantgarde – von Kandinsky bis Vasarely
Kunstsammlung Gera - Orangerie

Here / Now
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

"Alles"
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

Notation. Form und Kalkül in den Künste
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM)

Enacting Abstraction
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


2008

rep'e.t'tion
Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow

Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection
MoMa, New York

Karsten Schubert, London


2007

Collecting the Past, Present and Future
Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (catalogue)

If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson
Tate Gallery, St Ives (catalogue)

Die Neuen Tendenzen
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren (catalogue)

RAUM. Orte der Kunst
Akademie der Künste, Berlin (catalogue)

OP ART
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (catalogue)

Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus (catalogue)

Cutting Edge: Geometry in Art 1910-1965
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Ausgerechnet... Mathematik und Konkrete Kunst
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg

Op Art Revisited
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose


2006

A noir, e blanc, i rouge, u vert, o bleu
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg (catalogue)

Super Vision
ICA, Boston (catalogue)

Bewegung im Quadrat. Das Quadrat in Malerei, Kinetischer Kunst und Animation
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

Eye on Europe
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

Die Neuen Tendenzen
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt (catalogue)

FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe (catalogue)

How to Improve the World
Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)

The Expanded Eye
Kunsthaus Zürich (catalogue)

Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings, Part 2
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)


2005

STROLL ON!
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva

Art Now
Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

Prague Biennale 2
Prague (catalogue)

L’ŒIL MOTEUR
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (catalogue)

Prolog
Akademie der Künste, Berlin (catalogue)


2004

Seeing is Believing
Tate Liverpool

Die Algorithmische Revolution
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe

Art and the 60s: This Was Tomorrow
Tate Britain, London; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (catalogue)

Matisse to Freud: A Critic’s Choice
British Museum, London


2003

Einbildung. Steirischer Herbst
Kunsthaus Graz (catalogue)

Happiness. A Survival Guide for Art and Life
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Pittura/Painting: From Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964–2003
50th Biennale, Museo Correr, Venice


2002

Blast to Freeze
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg


2001

Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitainism
4th International Biennial, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe (catalogue)


2000

Hypermental – Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1955–2000
Kunsthaus Zürich (catalogue)

Blue
New Art Gallery, Walsall

Collection 2000
Tate Modern, London


1999

Sublime: The Darkness and the Light. Works from the Arts Council Collection
Arts Council Touring Exhibition, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (catalogue)

’45 – ’99
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge


1998

White Noise
Kunsthalle Bern


1997

A Quality of Light
Tate Gallery, St. Ives

Treasure Island
Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigao, Lisbon


1995

Artist’s Choice: Elizabeth Murray. Modern Women
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Karo Dame
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

Drawing the Line
Touring Exhibition, South Bank Centre, London


1992

New Realities 1945–1968
Tate Liverpool (catalogue)


1990

Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts
Museum Wiesbaden


1989

The Experience of Painting: Eight Modern Artists
South Bank Centre, London;
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield;
City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent


1988

The Presence of Painting: Aspects of British Abstraction 1957–1988
South Bank Centre, London;
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield;
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle;
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Viewpoints
Guggenheim Museum, New York

Exhibition Road
Royal College of Art, London


1987

British Art in the 20th Century
Royal Academy, London; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart


1986

42nd Bienniale, Venice


1984

Artists Design for Dance 1909–1984
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

A Different Climate
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


1982

Aspects of British Art Today
Metropolitain Museum, Tokyo;
Prefectual Museum, Tochigi;
National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka;
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka;
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo


1979

Peter Moores Liverpool Project 5: The Craft of Art
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

British Drawings since 1945
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


1978

Recent British Art
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg

The Mechanised Image
Arts Council of Britain Touring Exhibition, City Museum and Art Gallery, Portsmouth


1977

Documenta VI, Kassel

Biennale de Paris, une anthologie: 1959–1967
Paris

British Artists of the ’60s
Tate Gallery, London

Contemporary Drawing
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth


1976

Arte inglese oggi
Palazzo Reale, Milan

Art as a Thought Process
11th Biennale International d’Art, Palais de l’Europe, Menton


1975

From Britain ’75
Taidehalli, Helsinki

Contemporary British Drawings
12th Biennale, Sao Paulo


1974

Graveurs Anglais Contemporains
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva

British Painting ’74
Hayward Gallery, London


1973

Henry Moore to Gilbert and George: Modern British Art from the Tate Galler
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

La peinture anglaise aujourd’hui
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris


1972

8th International Print Biennial
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo;
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


1969

Black White
Smithonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Marks on Canvas
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund;
Kunstverein Hannover

Contemporary Art: Dialogue between East and West
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


1968

British Artists: 6 Painters, 6 Sculptors
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Documenta IV, Kassel

Graphics Exhibition
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Junge Generation Großbritannien
Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Britische Kunst heute
Hamburger Kunstverein

The New Generation
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


1967

Jeunes peintres anglais
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Recent British Painting from the Collection of Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, New York
Tate Gallery, London

Acquisitions of the Sixties
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Drawings Towards Painting 2
Arts Council, London


1966

Multiplicity
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston


1965

4th Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Paris

A New York Collector Selects
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

The Responsive Eye
The Museum of Modern Art, New York;
City Art Museum, St Louis;
Seattle Art Museum;
Pasadena Art Museum;
Baltimore Museum of Art


1964

Carnegie International
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh

Painting and Sculpture of a Decade. 1954–1964
Tate Gallery, London

Nouvelle Tendance
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The New Generation
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


1963

John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


1962

Towards Art?
Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs

Ridinghouse (Ed.): Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person. The Early Years, London, 2019

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu (Ed.): Bridget Riley: Cosmos, Christchurch, 2017

Ridinghouse / Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Eds.): Bridget Riley, London, 2016

Ridinghouse (Ed.): Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat, London, 2015

Ridinghouse (Ed.): Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961–2014, London, 2015

David Zwirner (Ed.): Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961–2014, London, 2014

Ridinghouse (Ed.): Robert Kudielka on Bridget Riley. Essays and interviews since 1972, London, 2014

Ridinghouse (Ed.): Bridget Riley: Eight Studies 1969–1972, London, 2014

Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): Bridget Riley. The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012, Berlin, 2013

Karsten Schubert (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Complete Prints, London, 2012 (fourth revised edition, first edition 2001)

Gemeentemuseum (Ed.): Bridget Riley: Sikkens Prize 2012, Den Haag, 2012

Eva Schmidt (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Malerei/Painting 1980-2012, Munich, 2012

Ridinghouse / Karsten Schubert (Eds.): Bridget Riley. Works 1960–1966, London, 2012

Robert Kudielka (Ed.): Malen um zu sehen. Bridget Riley. Gesammelte Schriften 1965–2009, Munich, 2012

Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings and Related Work 1983–2010, Berlin, 2011

Karsten Schubert (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings and Gouaches 1979–80 & 2011, London, 2011

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge / Ridinghouse: Bridget Riley. colour, stripes, planes and curves, London, 2011

Hayward Publishing (Ed.): Bridget Riley: Flashback, London, 2010

National Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings and Related Work, London, 2010

Robert Kudielka (Ed.): The Eye's Mind: Bridget Riley. Collected Writings 1965–2009, London, 2009 (second revised edition, first edition 1999)

Mönchehaus Museum Goslar (Ed.): Bridget Riley, Goslar, 2009

Karsten Schubert (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Circles Colour Structure. Studies 1970–71, London, 2008

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Rétrospective, Paris, 2008

Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Aurel Scheibler (Eds.): Bridget Riley, Berlin, 2007

Timothy Taylor Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. New Paintings and Gouaches, London, 2006

Robert Kudielka on Bridget Riley. Essays and Interviews 1972–2003, London, 2005

Beat Wismer (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Bilder und Zeichnungen 1959–2005, Aarau, 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney / City Gallery Wellington (Eds.): Bridget Riley. Paintings and Drawings 1961-2004, London, 2004

Frances Follin (Ed.): Embodied Visions – Bridget Riley, Op Art and the Sixties, London, 2004

PaceWildenstein (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Recent Paintings, New York, 2004

Robert Kudielka (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Dialogues on Art, London, 2003

Galerie Beyeler (Ed.): Bridget Riley, Basel, 2003

Tate Publishing: Bridget Riley, London, 2003

Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, (Ed.): Bridget Riley. New Work, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2002

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Ausgewählte Gemälde/Selected Paintings 1961–1999, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2000

Waddington Galleries: Bridget Riley. New Paintings and Gouaches 1981–1995, London, 2000

Dia Center for the Arts (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Reconnaissance, New York, 2000

PaceWildenstein (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings 1982-2000 and Early Works on Paper, New York, 2000

Serpentine Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings from the 1960s and 70s, London, 1999

Abbott Art Hall Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley, Works 1961–1998, Kendal, 1998

Waddington Galleries / Karsten Schubert (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Recent Paintings and Gouaches 1981–1995, London, 1996

Norwich Castle Museum (Ed.): Colour and Nature. Patrick Heron and Bridget Riley, Norwich, 1995

Karsten Schubert Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Works on Paper 1980–1992, London, 1992

Hayward Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Paintings 1982–1992, London, 1992

Sidney Janis Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley, New York, 1990

Queensland Art Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. An Australian Context, Brisbane, 1985

Galerie Reckermann (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Ölbilder und Gouachen, Cologne, 1984

Arts Council of Great Britain (Ed.): Working with Colour. Recent Paintings and Studies by Bridget Riley, London, 1984

Arts Council of Great Britain (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Silkscreen Prints 1965-1978, London, 1980

The British Council (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Works 1959–1978, London, 1978

Galerie Beyeler (Ed.): Bridget Riley, Basel, 1975

Sidney Janis Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley, New York, 1975

Hayward Gallery: Bridget Riley. Paintings and Drawings 1951–71, London, 1971

Kunstverein Hannover (Ed.): Bridget Riley, Hanover, 1970

Maurice de Sausmarez (Ed.): Bridget Riley, London, 1970

Bear Lane Gallery (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Working Drawings, Oxford, 1969

The British Council (Ed.): Bridget Riley. The 34th Venice Biennale, London, 1968

The Museum of Modern Art (Ed.): Bridget Riley. Drawings, New York, 1966

Gallery One (Ed.): Bridget Riley, London, 1963

Gallery One (Ed.): Bridget Riley, London, 1962


Others

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Ed.): eye attack. op art and kinetic art 1950-1970, Humlebæk, 2016

Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): Then and Now, Berlin, 2014

Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): REMEMBER  EVERYTHING : 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 2014

Hans Werner Holzwarth  (Ed.): Sammlung im Wandel. Die Sammlung Rudolf und Ute Scharpff, Berlin, 2014

Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Ed.): Auf Zeit. Wandbilder - Bildwände, Cologne, 2013

Carré d'Art (Ed.): Moving Norman Foster on Art, London, 2013

Wilhelm Hack Museum (Ed.): Punkt. System - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Heidelberg, 2012

Akademie der Künste (Ed.): New Departures. Painting and Real Space, Berlin, 2012

Neue Galerie (Ed.): Moderne. Selbstmord der Kunst, Graz, 2011

Kunstmuseum Wolfburg (Ed.): Die Kunst der Entschleunigung. Bewegung und Ruhe in der Kunst von Caspar David Friedrich bis Ai Weiwei, Ostfildern, 2011

Abbott Hall Art Gallery (Ed.): Collecting the Past, Present and Future, Kendal, 2007

Tate Publishing: If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, London, 2007

Leopold Hoesch Museum (Ed.): Die Neuen Tendenzen, Düren, 2007

Akademie der Künste (Ed.): RAUM. Orte der Kunst, Nuremberg, 2007

Schirn Kunsthalle (Ed.): Op Art, Cologne, 2007

Columbus Museum of Art (Ed.): Optic Nerve. Perceptual Art of the 1960s, London, 2007

Annegret Laabs, Uwe Gellner (Eds.): Farben: A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu ..., Bielefeld, 2007

Videos


Publications


Bridget Riley: Wall Works 1983–2023

Exhibition Poster
2023

Out of stock

Bridget Riley: Paintings 1984–2020

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2020
With an essay by Éric de Chassey and biographical notes by Robert Kudielka

Out of stock

Bridget Riley

Exhibition Poster
2020

€ 20.00 € 16.00

Bridget Riley: Measure for Measure. New Disc Paintings

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2018
With an essay by Éric de Chassey

€ 35.00 € 28.00

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2015
With a text by Éric de Chassey

THEN AND NOW

Anthony Caro, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
With a text by Jurriaan Benschop

€ 15.00 € 12.00

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00 € 36.00

Bridget Riley: Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2013
With texts by John Elderfield, Paul Moorhouse and Robert Kudielka

€ 35.00 € 28.00

Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work 1983–2010

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, 2011
With texts by Bridget Riley, Robert Kudielka and a conversation between Bridget Riley and Lynne Cooke

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin 2007
With a text by Robert Kudielka

Selected Press


Financial Times May 2023

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Artnet May 2023

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New York Times March 2022

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung September 2020

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art No.4/2020

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Artsy November 2019

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BLAU International Winter 2019 / 2020, No. 1

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The Guardian October 2019

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Süddeutsche Zeitung 2019

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WELT July 2019

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The Telegraph June 2019

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Artlyst November 2018

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The Japan Times June 2018

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The Guardian September 2015

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Berliner Zeitung June 2013

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Süddeutsche Zeitung August 2012

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Flash Art July 2011

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Die Zeit March 2011

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The Wall Street Journal November 2010

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