John ISAACS

John Isaacs (1968) 

lives and works in Berlin (DE)

Solo Exhibitions

2016

* Only Words, Solo Exhibition, Aeroplastics Contemporary Gallery, Brussels (BE)

* This is the Place, Solo Exhibition, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara (MX)

2015

* Inconsolus, Votes for children, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (ES)

2014

* The architecture of empathy, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia (IT)

* The architecture of empathy, Galerie Haas, Zürich (CH)

2013

* The hand that rocks the cradle, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin (DE)

* The architecture of empathy, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (ES)

2011

* The closest I ever came to you, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

2010

* ears welling up inside, Wendt + Friedman Gallery, Berlin (DE

* A perfect soul, OPA, Guadalajara (MX)

* You are innocent in your dreams, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (ES)

2009

* Let the golden age begin, Museum 52, London (UK)

2008

* Gathering Dust, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (ES)

* Glass Eye ... Glass Soul, Museum 52, New York (USA)

2007

You said you would always be there, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* The supernatural world in which I am professionally involved, Invaliden 1, Berlin (DE)

* A perfect soul, Museum 52, London (UK)

2006

* What is it that there is something and nothing, Museum 52, Basel (CH)

2005

* Are you like me full of hope and full of fear, Museum 52, London (UK)

* Are you like me full of hope and full of fear, Feigen Contemporary, New York (USA)

2004

* Are we not the same you and I, Museum 52, London (UK)

* If not now then when, Gallery Judin, Zurich (CH)

* Other peoples lives, 20.21 Gallery, Essen (DE)

* Is more than this more than this, De Bond, Bruges (BE)

2003

* Voices from the id, Beaconsfield, London (UK)

*  Dumb planets are round too, VTO Gallery, London (UK)

* Dumb planets are round too, Feigen Contemporary, New York (USA)

2002

* Are you still mad at me, Reykjavík Art Museum (IC)

* Voices from the id, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

previously

* 2000 The Turning Point, MArtLab Gallery, Imperial College Residency, London (UK)
The Diary of a Loner, 20.21 Gallery, Essen (DE)

* 1999 The Incomplete History of Unknown Discovery, 20.21 Gallery Essen, (DE)

* 1998 The Diary of a Loner, Chapter Arts Center, Cardiff (UK)

* 1997 The Matrix of Amnesia, Imperial College, London (UK)

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

* Daydreaming With...Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London (UK)

* The De Lirio Curiosity Shop Vol. 1, Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

* Weird and Wonderful, From the Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

Forever, Bubox, Kortrijk (BE)

* 2050. A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milan (IT)

* The Difference between Sunrise and Sunset, Schloss Tüssling (DE)

* Private Exposure, me Collectors Room, Berlin (DE)

* Divine Decadence, Kasteel van Gaasbeek (BE)

2015

* Salviamo la pelle, Galleria Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucca (IT)

* Sueurs Froides, ENAC - Leonard de Vinci Cultural Centre, Toulouse (FR)

* Modell Mittelholzer - Die Afrikaflüge als Anlass, Kulturraum am Klosterhof, St. Gallen (CH)

* NGORONGORO - Artist Weekend Berlin, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin (DE)

Humble Me, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Press Art, Galerie Pascal Polar, Brussels (BE)

* But do we know exactly where it breaks? Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve Paris, Loft 19, Paris (FR)

* Playing Pool with a Rope, Metropol Park, Berlin (DE)

* Kunstenfestival Watou 2015, Watou (BE)

* Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin (DE)

* Tous pour Tous, Centre culturel Les Chiroux, Liège (BE)

* Hospice Thousand Thighs, CAN, Art Centre Neuchatel (CH)

* Falling Fictions, me Collectors Room, Berlin (DE)

* Imago Mundi - Map of the new Art, Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (IT)

* Absurd builders, handymen utopia, Abbaye Saint André, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac (FR)

* Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Musei Vaticani, Rome (IT)

* About trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (CH)

Dark Ages, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* 2050. A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (BE)

* Fleischeslust, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot (DE)

2014

* Freedom not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (RU)

* Kunst und Alchemie - Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DE)

Full House: 100 Artists, Aeroplastics Contemporary Gallery, Brussels (BE)

* Aus dem Fundus der botanischen Semantik, Cruise & Callas, Berlin (DE)

* Touch, Galerie Hartwich, Sellin (DE)

* Le Mur, Works from the Collection of Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

* Ideal Standard, Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, Puerto Vallarta (MX)

* Schwarze Sauberei, Tete, Berlin (DE)

The Remarkable Lightness of Being, Aeroplastics Contemporary Gallery, Brussels (BE)

2013

* Glasstress: White Light/White Heat, Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (IT)

* Babel, Botanique, Brussels (BE)

* C´est la vie - Das ganze Leben, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden (DE)

* Signs of the Times, Carré Sainte-Anne, Montpellier (FR)

* Flesh Reality, Point Zero, London (UK)

* The name is Burroughs ? Expanded Media, Sammlung Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (DE)

* Wonderful - Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room, Berlin (DE)

* UndeREALisme, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Perpignan (FR)

* Kaboom!, Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (DE)

* Viewing Room, All Visual Arts, London (UK)

* Body Wars, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London (UK)

* Highlights from the Collection II, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (USA)

2012

* Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (USA)

* Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Being, All Visual Arts, London (UK)

* Freedom not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin (IT)

* Death: A Self-Portrait, The Richard Harris Collection, Wellcome Collection, London (UK)

* Sculptors' Drawings and Works on Paper, Pangolin London (UK)

* Alice im Wunderland der Kunst, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (DE)

The Aspiration Factory, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Friends & Family, Kenny Schachter, Rove, London (UK)

* Het Gewichtige Lichaam, Museum Boerhaave (NL)

* Documenta 13, The Worldly House, Kassel (DE)

* Face Off, Gallerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin (DE)

* The name is Burroughs ? Expanded Media, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (DE)

* The End, Jacob's Island Gallery, London (UK)

* Voyage Voyage, Maison de l'Amerique Latine, Paris (FR)

* Artist´s Merchandising Art, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin (DE) / Los Angeles (USA)

* Kunstenfestival Watou 2012, Watou (BE)

* The End of Everything / A New Beginning, Larm Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

* Till Rabus, Artiste Invité: John Isaacs, Gallery Une, Auvernier-Neuchâtel (CH)

* Gromiam - Les 20 ans de Groland, Miam (FR)

* Schriftuur/Scripture, De Bond, Bruges (BE)

* Babel, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille (FR)

2011

* Wax - Sensation in Contemporary Sculpture, GL Strand, Copenhagen (DK)

* Verschwende deine Jugend, Wendt + Friedmann Galerie, Berlin (DE)

* Tous Cannibales!, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

* La Vallée Patibulaire, kuratiert von C. Bittermann, Berlin (DE)

* Human + The Future of our Species, Science Gallery, Dublin (IR)

* WAX - Sensation in Contemporary Sculpture, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (DK)

* All Cannibals!, ME Collectors Room, Berlin (DE)

* Zwei Sammler: Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE)

* Berlin Klondyke, curated by Irmelin and Reinald Nohal, Odd Gallery, Dawson (CA)

* Bulbus oculi - my precious, Kunstruimte deWILLEM3, Vlissingen (NL)

* The Dicks & Bonus Material, Teapot Gallery, Cologne (DE)

* Sounds like Architecture, Castles of Poeke and Schuurlo, St Maria Aalter (BE)

* Portraits de Collectionneurs - Jocelyne et Fabrice Petignat, Muro, Geneva (CH)

* Dead Lines, Von der Heydt Kunsthalle, Wuppertal-Barmen (DE)

* HabiteR / Collection Frac Midi-Pyrénées les Abattoirs, Toulouse (FR)

* Mémoires du futur, la collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

* Paradies, Wendt + Friedmann Gallery, Berlin (DE)

* Wild Thing, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth  (UK)

2010

* Melodrama, MARCO, Vigo (ES)

* 1910 Figur 2010, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (DE)

* In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous, Tape Modern, Berlin (DE)

* Rude Britannia, Tate Britain, London (UK)

* The weighty body, Dr. Guislain Museum, Ghent (BE)

* Art Barter, HBC, Berlin (DE)

* Lebenslust & Totentanz. Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems (DE)

Alchemy of Delusion, Aeroplastics contemporary , Brussels (BE)

* Vanitas: The Transience of earthly pleasures, All Visual Arts, London (UK)

* berlinerzimmer #2, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck (AT)

* Auf Leben und Tod - Der Mensch in Malerei und Fotografie, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud (DE)

* Public Image, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (UK)

2009

* SAABSDPDJIMKRLCPSSSFWMW, Autocenter, Berlin (DE)

* Natural Wonders, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow (RU)

* Works on paper, Museum 52, London (UK)

* Transzendenz Inc., Hospitalhof, Stuttgart (DE)

That's all Folks!, Stadhallen, Bruges (BE)

* Dream Time, Les Abattoirs, Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse (FR)

* Lynchmob, HBC, Berlin (DE)

* Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London (UK)

* Distortion, Venice Biennale, Gervasuti Foundation, Venice (IT)

* Wind in Athens/Möhren in Athen, Myllerou 27, Athens (GR)

* Fool´s Food, CAN, Centre d'Art Neuchâtel (CH)

* Eat Me - Drink Me, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, Texas (USA)

* Borderline Pleasure, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin (DE)

* Luxus - Ruhe - Wollust, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin (DE)

* Projection, Venice Film Festival, Gervasuti Foundation, Venice (IT)

* Transzendenz Inc., Forgotten Bar, Berlin (DE)

* Tier-Werden Mensch-Werden, NGBK, Berlin (DE)

* Zaunkönig, Wendt+Friedmann Gallerie, Berlin (DE)

* Can birds fly?, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (DE)

2008

* Tell me, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

* Gravity, Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES)

* Deadly Serious, EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse (FR)

* 12 - Works on paper, Gallery Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck (AT)

* NéoFutur, Les Abattoirs, Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse (FR)

* Evolution, Max Lang Gallery, New York (USA)

* Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst, Collection Falckenberg, Hamburg (DE)

* Holy Smoke, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam (NL)

* Deadly Serious, Exprm´ntl Gallery, Toulouse (FR)

* Go for it!, Olbricht Collection (a sequel), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (DE)

* Lustwarande 08 - Wanderland, Park de Oude Warande, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (NL)

* Everybody knows this is nowhere, Wendt+Friedmann Galerie, Berlin (DE)

* When fears become form, CAN, Centre d'Art Neuchâtel (CH)

* Nature is a Workshop, Turner Contemporary, Kent (UK)

2007

* Mutatis, mutandis - Collection d'Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

* Say it isn't so, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (DE)

* Rocker's Island. Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

* Symbolism and Contemporary Art, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal (DE)

* Wellcome Collection, The Wellcome Trust, London (UK)

* Sick. Between body and mind, Dr. Guislain Museum, Ghent (BE)

* Fearful Objects, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago (USA)

Rare Essence, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)

2006

Blessed are the Merciful, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, New York (USA)

* Assemblage III, Museum 52, London (UK)

* Global Tour, W139, Amsterdam (NL)

* L'infinito dentro lo sguardo, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, Verona (IT)

* Absolumental, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (FR)

* Mankind. Story of a wound, S.M.A.K. Museum of Modern Art, Ghent (BE)

* L'Homme-Paysage, Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille (FR)

* In the darkest hour there may be light, Serpentine Gallery, London (UK)

2005

* New Sculpture, Museum 52, London (UK)

* Les Grands Spectacles, Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg (AT)

Boost in the Shell, De Bond, Bruges (BE)

* FRAKTALE IV, Palast der Republik, Berlin (DE)

Oracle of Truth, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Chronic Epoch, Beaconsfield, London (UK)

2004

* Blickverbindung, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg (DE)

* Mike Kelley - The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool & Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig, Vienna (AT)

* Bad Behaviour, Arts Council Collection, National touring exhibition (UK)

Pretty World, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Extended horizons, Galleria d ?Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, Verona (IT)

* The Ten Commandments, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (DE)

* Terror, Beaconsfield, London (UK)

* L'intime, Behind closed doors, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

* Animals, Haunch of Venison, London (UK)

* De leur temps. Collections privées Francaises, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing (FR)

Dreamscapes, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

2003

* Melodrama, MARCO, Vigo (ES)

* STOP!, South Bank, London (UK)

* Moving Energies # 01, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

* The Human Zoo, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (UK)

* Entranced, VTO, London (UK)

* Bad Behaviour, Arts Council Collection National touring exhibition, various locations (UK)

Without fear or reproach, Witte Zaal, Ghent (BE)

* Opzij van het kijken, Watou (BE)

Female Turbulence, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

* Real by Reel, Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

* Einblicke in Privatsammlungen, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

* Rancho Notorious, Pearl, London (UK)

2002

* Melodrama, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz & Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada (ES)

* Ebenbilder, Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen (DE)

* Iconoclash, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)

* Kunst nach Kunst, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (DE)

* Magic, VTO, London (UK)

* Wächserne Identitäten, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (DE)

2001

* Big Blue - Century City, Tate Modern, London (UK)

* Ohne Zögern - Without Hesitation - Sammlung Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (DE)

* Interaktionen - Natur & Architektur, S.M.A.K., Stadt Borken (DE)

* Minimal - Maximal, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (JP)

* The Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London (UK)

2000

* Katastrophen und Desaster, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

* Spectacular Bodies, Hayward Gallery, London (UK)

* Disasters of War, KW, Berlin (DE)

* Front, Bilis, London (UK)

and before

* 1999 Minimal - Maximal, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, CGAC (ES)
Bad Bad, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Center for Contemporary Visual Arts, Bilbao (ES)
Nerve Systems, ICA, London (UK)
Unsichere Grenzen, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (DE)
Wohin kein Auge reicht, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE)
A mountain and a valley, Cubitt Street Gallery, London (UK)

* 1998 Post Naturam - Nach der Natur, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster (DE)
Passage, Kunsthaus Hamburg (DE)
Host, Tramway, Glasgow (UK)
Plaats / The Kindness of Strangers, W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Post Naturam - Nach der Natur, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt (DE)
Project 8, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (KO)
Near, Sharjah Art Museum (UEA)

* 1997 Urbane Legenden - London, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (DE)
Genetic Choices, Science Museum, London (UK)
Crash, Camden Arts Centre, London (UK)
Volume I, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (DE)

* 1996 Young British Artists VI, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
Road Works, Camden mix, London (UK)

* 1995 Lost Property, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam & Great Western Studios, London (UK)
Ideal Standard Summertime, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)
Sick, 152c Brick Lane, London (UK)
Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)

* 1994 Dirty Holes, Modern Art, London (UK)
2B&I, Centro Cultural Salmerón, Madrid (ES)
Something's Wrong, Tannery Arts, London (UK)

* 1993 Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)
Outpost, multiple sites, Edinburgh (UK)
Wish you were here, Kings Cross, London (UK)