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b. 1952, Germany

Rosemarie Trockel Biography

For more than thirty years Rosemarie Trockel has resisted an identifiable style, working in a variety of materials, including wool, bronze and found objects, and a range of mediums, including photography, collage, video and assemblage. The constants of her wide-ranging practice include issues that have long occupied her thinking and that have underpinned her diverse activity, such as contrasting ideas of feminism as well as the divides constructed between amateur and professional, celebrity and anonymity, and the fine and applied arts. More broadly, through her works Trockel probes not only interrelationships between humans and animals but also our impact, as a species, on the natural world. 

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Rosemarie Trockel (1952) is included Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th Venice Biennial where in 1999 she presented her work at the German Pavilion. Parallel to the exhibition A Cosmos in Madrid, New York, and London (2012-2013), a solo exhibition, Flagrant Delight, was presented at Wiels, Brussels, Culturegest, Lisbon, and the Museion Bozen. Other recent solo exhibitions include Kunstbau im Lenbachhaus, München (2002), Post-Menopause, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2005) as well as MAXXI, Rome (2005), Deliquescence of the Mother, Kunsthalle Zürich (2010), as well as an exhibition of drawings, collages, and book designs that travelled to the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, and the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010-2011). 

Rosemarie Trockel Featured Artworks

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CLUSTER II - Prisoner of Yourself by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork print
Rosemarie TrockelCLUSTER II - Prisoner of Yourself, 201519 digital prints on paper mounted on forex, framed
240 x 452 cm
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Louvre 2 by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork sculpture, ceramics
Rosemarie TrockelLouvre 2, 2009Ceramics, multi coloured, glazed, platinum
72 x 72 x 29 cm
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What - If Could - Be by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork painting
Rosemarie TrockelWhat - If Could - Be, 1990Wool (beige-black) on canvas, plexiglas frame
150 x 155 x 3 cm
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Untitled by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork works on paper
Rosemarie TrockelUntitled, 1987Acrylic on paper
20 x 15 cm
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Sunday Prayer by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork textile
Rosemarie TrockelSunday Prayer, 2015Acrylic wool
80 x 100 cm
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Untitled by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork mixed media
Rosemarie TrockelUntitled, 2013Mixed acrylic material
110 x 110 cm
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Made in China by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork sculpture, ceramics
Rosemarie TrockelMade in China, 2008Ceramic, glazed
40 x 33 x 30 cm
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Interior Motive by Rosemarie Trockel contemporary artwork sculpture
Rosemarie TrockelInterior Motive, 2013Acrystal, perspex, acrylic paint
65 x 45 x 26 cm
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Rosemarie Trockel Recent Exhibitions

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Rosemarie Trockel Represented By

Gladstone Gallery contemporary art gallery in 515 West 24th Street, New York, USA Gladstone Gallery Brussels, New York
Sprüth Magers contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles

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A celebration of women who made it to the top of the art world Related Press A celebration of women who made it to the top of the art world 19 August 2016, Hyperallergic

The current show at Sprüth Magers gallery, Eau de Cologn e, has a title that might seem like a play on the words (that’s what I initially thought), but it is actually quite straightforwardly unironic. It is simply the name of the art magazine published by Monika Sprüth between 1985 and 1989 that presented interviews with and essays about...

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House of Voltaire brings luxe pop-up with a cause to Melbourne's Le Louvre Related Press House of Voltaire brings luxe pop-up with a cause to Melbourne's Le Louvre 19 July 2016, The Sydney Morning Herald

The House of Voltaire, the biennial art, design and fashion pop-up, usually has its digs in swanky Mayfair, London, but for the next eight days it has taken over one of Melbourne's most iconic shopfronts – the former Le Louvre boutique on Collins Street.

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Women, art and inequality in the gallery world: Sprüth Magers exhibition fuels an old debate Related Press Women, art and inequality in the gallery world: Sprüth Magers exhibition fuels an old debate 29 June 2016, The Los Angeles Times

The women are back — and they have something to say.   German feminists Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers, whose Sprüth Magers gallery expanded to Los Angeles in February, are revisiting the exhibition Eau de Cologne starting Tuesday in the Mid-Wilshire space. The five-woman show debuted in ’85 at Monika Sprüth...

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A show of over 100 women artists offers redress but no resolution Related Press A show of over 100 women artists offers redress but no resolution 24 January 2016, Hyperallergic

The exhibition of over 100 women artists currently on view at the Rubell Family Collection is difficult to review because the works do not all fit into the space and the decision was made to rotate them over the course of the show. The plan is to gradually replace some works with others, but because there doesn’t appear to be any overriding...

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