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Biography

CORNELIUS QUABECK

Born: Wuppertal, Germany, 1974

Lives and works: Düsseldorf, Germany

Represented by
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London


EDUCATION

1995-2002
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

1999-2000
Chelsea College of Art and Design MA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Honesty Bars, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Crazy from the Heat, Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerp, Belgium

2011
Paperplan, arothek, Cologne, Germany
Charcoal Frost, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Entourage, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
"Cornelius Quabeck - Vorsprung durch Technik", Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum e.V., Köln.
"Dr. Rock und die Chewbacca Defense", Galerie Kai Hoelzner, Berlin.
"School’s Out",.Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln.
"Erbengemeinschaft", Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf.
"Short straw", Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

2009
Bierstadt (with Paul McDevitt), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
C Monster Taro Nasu, Tokyo

2008
Workout!, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Paul McDevitt/Cornelius Quabeck, Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
Capital C, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany, USA
Critical Mess, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2007
Anti-Corny, Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
Anti Hero, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

2006
Hellfire Club, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Disegno, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2005
Cornelius Quabeck-Schilderen for the Revolution, Galerie Martin van
Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2004
Fratzentango-The Spirit of Linné, Ausstellungen bei Horst Schuler,
Düsseldorf, Germany
Surrender to my D´Generation, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

2003
Mes sentiments distingués, Projektraum, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany

2002
Mariage à la mode, with William Hogarth, Henry Peacock Gallery, London

2001
The Mote, with Frenk Meeuwsen, Henry Peacock Gallery, London

1999
Die glühende Horrorhand, Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Between Geometry and Abstraction, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Collaborations and Interventions, CCA Andratx / Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
James Fuentes Gallery, New York, USA
HERBEI EIN LICHT!, co-curated by Paul McDevitt and Declan Clarke, Lismore Castle Arts, St. Carthage Hall, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
"Katalog", Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg.
"Paradise Lost. Holidays in Hell", CCA Andratx, Mallorca.
"Neues Rheinland. Die postironische Generation", Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen.

2009
"Strahl Dich Aus" - Deutsche Kunst nach 1970", Galerie Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld.
"Bierstadt", Galerie Stephen Friedman, London.
"15 Jahre Hammelehle und Ahrens", Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Köln.
"Any Kind of Cruelty", Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam.


2008
Self-Portraits, James Fuentes LLC, New York
Brevity´s Rainbow. A Galaxy of Tiny Artworks, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn

2007
Hotel Kerberos - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany

2006
Yankee Doodle Yankee & Flea Market, Tokyo, Japan

2005
Alexander Esters, Cornelius Quabeck präsentieren: Red motA Der Atom, Kunsthalle
Düsseldorf, Germany
Sonnenblume Titanic, Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
"Erleuchtet uns...und unsere Handlungen das Denken mit derselben
Gleichgültigkeit wie die Sonne...?, centre, Berlin, Germany
Matt Calderwood, Björn Dahlem, Sophie von Hellermann, Ian Kiaer, Cornelius Quabeck, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

2004/05
The Festival of Dreams. Songs of Innocence and Experience, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New
York, USA
Hamburg Blues, Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany

2004
Janis Avotins, Cornelius Quabeck, Jan Stieding, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Zunge an Zündschnur. Ann-Kristin Hamm, Andreas Plum, Cornelius Quabeck, Helga Schmidhuber, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Besides, popularity is a rather lumpy concept, no?, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
Raum 500, Munich, Germany
Red motA-Lebt und Arbeitet!, Kjubh, Cologne, Germany
Red motA-WG-Heft und Bar, Turboplex, Berlin

2003
Bis ans Ende der Welt, Kunstverein, Constance, Germany
Über das Neue Teil III, with Alexander Esters, Düsseldorf, Germany
La section d´ Or, La Lune en Parachute, Épinal, France

2001
Uptight out of control, with Paul McDevitt, Stuart Purdy, Declan Clarke,
Richard Clegg, Anna Fasshauer, Goshka Macuga, Lucy McKenzie, as part of Freie Wahlen,
Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany
Pension Bader, Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
Rezession, with Jan Schmidt, Boppstrasse 13b, Mainz, Germany
Görls, Boppstrasse 13b, Mainz, Germany

2000
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck- uptight (outta sight), Plus e.V.Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bigger Monster Lover, with Paul McDevitt and Stuart Purdy, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland
Hellseher, with Matt Calderwood, Matt Bryans, Paul McDevitt, Neal Tait, Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany


PROJECTS

2011
Der Menschen Klee, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany

2006
Death of the Curator, Atelier Moselstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany

2005
Alexander Esters, Cornelius Quabeck präsentieren: Red motA Der Atom, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany


SCHOLARSHIP

2003
Project scholarship for Red motA v.s. Art endowment NRW (with Alexander Esters)

2002
Project scholarship for Der Atom, endowment Art and Culture NRW (with Alexander Esters)

1999
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
DAAD Scholarship, London

1998
Reisestipendium of the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf, Germany


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
Review: Entourage, Art News

2010
Glover, Michael, Art News (exhibition review of Stephen Friedman Gallery show), Issue 6, June
Herbert, Martin, Much Better, Well Done, Art Review, Issue 40

2009
Archer, Michael, "Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck", Artforum, October
Ward, Ossian, "Paul McDevitt & Cornelius Quabeck", Time Out London, July

2007
Hussey, Matt, "Cornelius Quabeck", Amelia's Magazine, Issue 7, Summer, pp. 68-69

2006
Quabeck, Cornelius, Hood, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Stephen Friedman Gallery,
London and Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Veenman Publishers

2005
Clarke&McDevitt Present, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland, (catalogue)
Beech, Dave, "I Could've Been a Contender. Temporary Exhibitions at the Hugh Lane Gallery", The Internationaler Pilot Issue, October, pp. 11-12
Sennert, Kate, "Cornelius Quabeck", Tokion, March/April

2004
Schappert, Roland, "Besides, popularity is a rather lumpy concept, no?", Kunstforum, no. 172,
pp. 330-331
"New York City is a braveheart!", Red motA Verlag, September 11,pp. 27-29
Meister, Helga, "Dialog mit dem Biest", Westdeutsche Zeitung, June 14
"Über Kronen und Affen", Berliner Zeitung, no. 132, June 9

2003
"Menniskans Cousiner 21", RM3, Sternstunden planetarischer Folklore, RedMota Verlag
"Mes Sentiments Distingués", Der Atom-Sonderausgabe/Red motA Verlag