CHRISTOPH RUCKHÄBERLE

Born 1972 in Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

 

Education

1991 – 1993 Animation studies, California Institute of the Arts, California, USA
1995 – 2002 Painting and Graphic Studies, Hochschule für Grafik und Buckhunst, Leipzig, Germany
2000 – 2002 Master Student of Professor Arno Rink, Grant of Freistaates Sachsen, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2019 Crippled Symmetry, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Image, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Noa Noa, Thaler Originalgrafik, Leipzig, Germany
Paradise Lost, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
2017 César – Christoph Ruckhäberle, Sorry we’re closed, Brussels, Belgium
Volkskunst Fabrik, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
2016 New Paintings, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Malerei/Grafik, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
Disparates, Bühlers, Fürth, Germany
2015 Netsuke, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Behind the Green Door, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
Kalif Storch, Taler Originalgrafik, Leipzig, Germany
2014 Tanz, Galerie Kleindienst, Liepzig, Germany
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Wels Stadtgalerie, Wels, Austria
A Moveable Feast, Campoli Presti, Paris, France
2013 Frühstück im Freien, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Punch Venezia, Venice, Italy
Frau im Mond, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dekoration, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
2012 Die Stadt, Campoli Presti, London, UK
Frau im Mond, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
2011 The Pervert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany
2009 L’Emmerdeur Futuriste, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dessins, Galerie Sutton Lane, Paris, France
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Parade, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels, Belgium
Bäckerei, Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium
2008 General Angst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Lady in the Lake, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 Falsche Figuration, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Christoph Ruckhäberle: Residency, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
L’homme et L’æuvre, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Akademie, Sutton Lane Gallery, London, UK
2006 The Elixir of Doctor Doxey, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Kantor, Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Paintings and Linocuts 2003-2006, Gallerie Sutton Lane, Paris, France
Âpfel und Birnen, Sutton Lane, London, UK
2005 Nye Eventyr, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Der Partyschreck, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Of Painting, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
2004 Christoph Ruckhäberle, Sutton Lane Gallery, London, UK
Christoph Ruckhäberle: Paintings, LFL, New York, USA
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Frosch Mit Der Maske, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
2002 Malerei, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
2001 Christoph Ruckhäberle, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2019 The Leipzig Connection. 5th Biennial of Painting, HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
Kopf an Kopf, Kulturbäckerei Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Heads, Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria
Die Schönheit kann ebenso gut aus der Hölle stammen wie aus dem Himmel, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall, Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Sąsiedztwo i Distanz / Nähe and Dystans, Landtag Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany
Cutting Edge, August-Macke-Haus, Bonn, Germany
2018 Painting from Leipzig, Antonio Colombo, Milan, Italy
Gaudiopolis: Attempts at a Joyful Society, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Dritte, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Eros and Thanatos. SØR Rusche Collection Oelde, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Liesborn, Germany
MdbK meets G2. Painting from Leipzig since 2000, Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany
Zeigen und Sagen, Deutsche Bundesbank Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2017 Monday Is A Day Between Sunday And Tuesday, Tanja Leighton, Berlin, Germany
Our Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany
doing identity. Collection Reydan Weiss, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Jetzt Druck Machen, Angerlehner Museum, Thalheim, Austria
Ladder to Heaven, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
2016 Storyteller – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Leipzig, Vietnam National Fine Art Museum & Goethe Institut Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Pink Powder – de la Cruz Collection, Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
LUBOK – prints and artist books, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
Immer und Ewig. 23th Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig, Germany
2015 Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
German Promises, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bittersusse Zeiten. Barock und Gegenwart in der SOR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Kunsthaus Apolda, Apolda, Germany
New Painting From Germany,  Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK
2.5.0. – Object is Meditation and Poetry …, Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2014 Amorphophallus, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Die Leipziger Edition, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Kentucky Karaoke, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany
Chaos Hat, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
bb, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Bittersüsse Zeiten – Barock und Gegenwart in Der Sammlung Sor Rusche Oelde/ Berlin, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Die Liebe, das Leben und der ganze Rest. Die Sammlung SOR Rusche, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Mensch werde wesentlich – gemalt ist der Mensch mehr Mensch, Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany
2013 Berlin Klondyke, Hipphalle Gmunden, Austria
Cliche verre reloaded, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
GEKAUFT – Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung 2003 – 2013, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo del Teatro Isauro Martinez Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Elective Affinities. Recent Painting and Drawing from the Museum Frieder Burda, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany
Jahre Zukunft, Galerie Notwehr, Sonneberg, Germany
ZWEITE, Kulturhalle Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
LUBOK in Mexico, centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico
2012 Berlin-Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofenen ad der Ilm, Germany
German Now – From Leipzig, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, South Korea
LUBOK. Druckgrafik und Kuenstlerbuecher aus Leipzig, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany
LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Paralleller, Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway
2009 60/ 40/ 20. Leipziger Kunst seit 1949, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
Menschenbilder 1620/ 2009. Zeitgenõssische Bildnisse begegnen alten niederlandischen Portraits, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh, Germany
2008 The Leipzig Phenomenon, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Drawcula, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
15 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Contemplating Modern Art, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Poets on Painters, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, USA; Sheldon Memorial Library Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NV, USA
2007 Mad Love, Arken, Ishøj, Denmark
‘The Stuff That We Bought (Selected Purchases 2007), Archeus, London, UK
Size Matters: XXL – Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA; University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, USA
Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from Rubell Family Collection, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; American University Museum at the Katzen, Washington; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sommerausstellung, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Melancholia, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Made In Leipzig, Sammlung-Essl Kunst Verwaltungs GmbH, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2005 New German Painting – The Dresden-Leipzig Schools, Prague Bienniale, Prague, Czech Republic
Quartet, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Neo-Con, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, USA
Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Mass MoCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, USA
Baby-Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cold hearts: Artists from Leipzig, Aroyan Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
From Leipzig: Works from the Ovitz Family Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Reflection, Part II, Sutton Lane, London, UK
2004 Northern Light, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida, USA
2003 Grasland, Wassermann Galerie, München, Germany
Lazarus Effect, Prague Biennal 01, Prague, Czech Republic
Halbzeit, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
Sieben Mal Malerei, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Group Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 Wunschbilder, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Convoi, Metallgalerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Willkommen in Leipzig, Austellungsraum de Ligt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Zweidimensionale, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Convoi, Kulturspeicher Oldenburg, Germany
Junge Kunst Aus Leipzig, Kunstverein Sulzfeld, Germany
5 aus 11, Galerie Liga, Berlin, Germany
Leipziger Lerchen, Städtische Galerie und Kunstverein Speyer, Germany
2001 Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne, Germany
Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle der Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
Leipziger Maler, Kunstverein Galerie Markt Bruckmühl, Germany
2000 Liga, Steibs-Hof, Leipzig, Germany
Junge Kunst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Catalogues and publications (selected)

2015 Pattern no.1 (artist book), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Ampersand Editions, Portland, USA
2014 Polka (artist book), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig
2011 Christoph Ruckhäberle: Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Preface by Helmut A. Mueller, Lubok Verlag
L’homme et l’oeuvre (The man and the work), Christoph Ruckhäberle, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig
Samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig (catalog), Ungt Paralleller, Kistefos Musuem, Jevnaker, Norway
2009 Exhibition Catalogue, Christoph Ruckhäberle: Figur, JRP Ringier, Zurich
L’emmerdeur futuriste, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Space Poetry, Copenhagen
2008 Kunstwerkstatt Christoph Ruckhäberle, Justin Liebermann, Prestel Verlag
2005 Christoph Ruckhäberle: ‘Die Flasche Bakbuk’, James Trainor, Kerber Verlag, Berlin
2004 Christoph Ruckhäberle – Zirkus (catalog), LFL Gallery, New York, USA

 

Articles/reviews (Selected)

2017 “A creative composite of illustration: ten years of Christoph Ruckhäberle’ Lubok”, Lucy Bourton, It’s Nice That, March 23, 2017
2015 “How artist Christoph Ruckhäberle seamlessly fuses art, cinema & print”, Tasos Gaintatzis & Marina Legaki, thehundreds.com, January 26, 2015
“Der Tanz geht weiter”, Sabine Reithmaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 28, 2015
2014 “POLKA / Christoph Ruckhäberle”, dorftv.at, February 4
“Tanz aus der Reihe”, Jens Kassner, Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ), June 26, 2014
2013 “Berlin: Christoph Ruchäberle”, Anna-Lena Werner, Artfridge, April 9
“Christoph Ruckhäberle: ‘Fruhstuck im Freien’”, Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times, October 24
“Christoph Ruckhäberle. False Figuration”, Helena Nilsson Strängberg, Apartamento, December 2013
“Künstler, Verleger, Kinosbesitzer”, Karin Destroff, Pfaffenhofener Kurier, April 20, 2013
2011 “Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Christoph Tannert, Vitamin P2, Phaidon, London, UK, pp. 262-263
What Is a Print?: Selections from the Museum of Modern Art”, Sarah Suzuki, MoMA, New York, USA
“Jetzt Druck machen”, Susanne Altmann, ART Magazine, December 2011
“It’s Not Dry Yet”, Robertha Smith, New York Times, March 28
2010 “Sarah Veglahn on Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Sarah Veglahn, Poets on Painters
2009 “Schminke und Masken: Karla Black und Christoph Ruckhäberle im Migros-Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Zurich”, Urs Steiner, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, May 23
”Die Luboks sind zuruck”, Ingeborg Ruthe, Berliner Zeitung, January 15
“Christoph Ruckhäberle at Sorry We’re Closed”, Heike Munder, contemporaryartdaily.com, November 22, 2009
“Druckgrafik. Siemon & Ruckhäberle”, Susanne Altmann, ART Magazine, May 26, 2009
2008 “Die Unbequemen sind wieder in Pfaffenhofen”, Hermann Weiss, Die Welt, June 22
2006 Review by Raul Zamudio, Flash Art, July – September, Vol. XXXIX, No. 249, Milan, Italy, p. 115
“Goings on about Town”, The New Yorker, April 3, New York, USA
“Chelsea Art: Ruckhäberle Paints, Zittel Builds, Oursler Roils”, Michael Killen, Bloomberg.com, March 21, New York, USA
“Made In Leipzig” (catalogue for exhibition), Sammlung-Essl Kunst Verwaltungs GmbH, Klosterneuburg, Austria
“The New Leipzig School” by Arthur Lubow, New York Times, January 8, New York, USA
“Art in Review: Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, April 7
“Christoph Ruckhaberle”, Yanda, theartistandhismodel.com, July 24, 2006
2005 “Die Flasche Bakbuk”, Feuer Gallery, Galerie Kleindienst, Sutton Lane & Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Review by Andrew Marsh, Flash Art, no. 240, Milan, Italy
“Figuring the New Germany”, Gregory Volk, Art in America, June/July, New York, USA, pp. 154-157
2004 “A League of Their Own”, Carina Villinger, Art + Auction, June 11, New York, USA, pp. 92-92 (96)
Review by Ken Johnson, New York Times, July 16, New York, USA
Review, Flash Art, no. 239, Milan, Italy
“Debut: Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Joao Ribas, Art Review, September Issue, London, UK, p. 102
“EAST International”, Daniela Johnson, Flash Art, no. 238, Milan, Italy, p. 65
“Neue School”, Maura Egan, The New York Times Style Magazine, Autumn, New York, USA, pp. 126-128
“Mixed Paint: Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Matt Price, Flash Art, November/December, p. 95
“New Power, New Pictures”, Johannes Schmidt, Flash Art, November/December, Milan, Italy pp. 78-83
“Die Stadt der Leinwandhelden”, Art (Germany), December, Berlin, Germany, pp. 35-45
“Life on Stage”, Nicole Langbein, East International (exhibition catalogue), Norwich School of Art and Design, Norfolk, UK
“Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, July 17, 2004
2003 “Christoph Ruckhäberle: Lazy Sunday Afternoon”, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Der Städtischen Museen Zwickau, Autum, Zwickau, Germany
2002 “Neue School”, Gregor Hohenberg, The New York Times
“Christoph Ruckhäberle”, Volker Pfüller, Galerie Kleindienst, May 2 – June 15, Leipzig, Germany

 

Public and private collections (Selected)

Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Migros museum fur gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
Rubell Family Collection – Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
The Olbricht Collection, Bremen, Germany
Weserburg | Museum fur moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany