Rosemarie Trockel

Rosemarie Trockel (b. 1952, Schwerte, Germany) lives and works in Cologne. She attended the Werkkunstschule, Cologne, and currently teaches at Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. Trockel’s work is diverse in themes and mediums, which include works on paper, ‘knitted paintings’ and sculptures. She  has become best known for her machine-generated ‘knitted paintings’–knitted woolen material placed on a stretcher–in which she challenges traditional notions of painting, feminine roles in society and culture at large, as well as art making itself. Selected solo exhibitions include: Economic History Museum of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2014); Serpentine Gallery, London (2013); New Museum, New York (2012); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2012); Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2012); WIELS, Brussels (2012);  Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (2011); Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2011); Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2011); Kunsthalle Zürich, and Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland (2010); Museu Paco das Artes São Paulo, Brazil (2007); Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uraguay (2007); Museo de Arte, Lima, Peru (2007); Culture Centre, Rejkjavik, Iceland (2005); Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Cordoba, Argentina (2005); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (2005); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2005); Tramway, Glasgow (2004); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (2002);  Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; The Drawing Center, New York (2001); and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2000).

Last updated: 07.03.2015

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