Born 1969 in Karlsruhe, lives and works in Berlin
Professor for Fine Art, Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main


Solo Exhibitions



LOOP STOP, kaufmann repetto, New York, US



Endless Exhibition, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany



Énergies, Bétonsalon – centre d’art et de recherche, Paris, France

Énergies, FRAC île-de-france, Paris, France



Luft/Air (AT), Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin, Germany

REST, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany

GROW, kaufmann repetto, Milan, Italy



Condo London, with Jonathan Penca, Deborah Schamoni at Hollybush Gardens, London, UK



Alifi, Metro Pictures, New York, USA



OUT, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Stepping Stairs, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany



Hand and Foot for Milan, sculptural project in public space, ArtLine Milano – Parco d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
A Line, an artistic interpretation of the public space in front of Scandinavium Arena, Gothenburg, Sweden
Hammer Projects: Judith Hopf, curated by Anne Ellegood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
UP, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany


UP, curated by Letizia Ragaglia, Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy
! hear rings!, kaufmann repetto, Milan, Italy



MORE, Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany



Untitled (1-4), PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

On time, Maumaus Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon, Portugal

Cracking Nuts, kaufmann repetto, New York , USA



A Line May Lie, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen Germany

Double Feature (screening), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Testing Time, Studio Voltaire, London, Great Britain

SUN UP / SUN DOWN, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany

FROM UP & DOWN & IN BETWEEN, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy



C-salen, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
A Sudden Walk, kaufmann repetto, Milano, Italy
End Rhymes and Openings, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria



Spoken from a Balcony, Alex Zachary, New York, USA

Conception of Youth, Croy Nielsen Gallery, Berlin, Germany



Contract Entre les Hommes et l’Ordinateur, after the butcher, Berlin, Germany



Fini!, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria



Nose up!, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Zählen!, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany



Türen, (with Henrik Olesen), Portikus Frankfurt, Germany

What do you look like?, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria



Judith Hopf, Secession, Vienna, Austria

What do you look like, a crypto damonic mystery, Casco Institute for Art and Design, Utrecht, Netherlands

No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night (with Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Deborah Schamoni, and Ines Schaber), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany



Hey Production, Cubitt Gallery, London; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Great Britain



Adieu Vorhölle, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany



Group Exhibitions


The Collection, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin, Germany 

POWER HOUSE Episode 05 – energy rising, Nova Space, Weimar, Germany

Dream Machines, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Greece

Blickachsen 13, Sculpture Biennial, Kurpark Bad Homburg, Germany

Una Boccata d’Arte 2023, Fondazione Elpis, Milan, Italy

Antéfutur, Capc – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

Le Retour (The Return), Musée regional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée – Mrac, Sérignan, France 



Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei, Italy

Future Bodies from a recent past – Skulptur, Technologie, Körper seit den 1950er Jahren, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany



Crip Time (AT), Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Enjoy – die mumok Sammlung im Wandel, mumok, Vienna, Austria



So wie wir sind 2.0, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Germany
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, New York, USA



HOOKS & CLAWS, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Switzerland
40,000, A Museum of Curiosity, Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019, curated by Brigitte Franzen, Fellbach, Germany
Stance & Fall, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Maske, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland



Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials, GAK, Bremen/Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

Knock, Knock, Humour in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London, Great Britain

Nina Beier, Judith Hopf, John Miller, Trevor Paglen, curated by Janelle Reiring and Helene Winer of Metro Pictures, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York, USA

La Complainte du Progrès, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France

Knock, Knock, Humor in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London, UK



Specular Windows. Reflections on the Self and the Wider World, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Hard to Picture – a Tribute to Ad Reinhardt, Mudam Luxembourg Musée d’Art Moderne, Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg

Animal Farm, kaufmann repetto, New York, USA



12×12, IBB video space, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Le Grand Balcon, curated by Philippe Pirotte, La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Carpet for a Lord, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany

Bad Visual Systems, curated by Ruth Buchanan, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Kalte Gesellschaft #2, curated by Judith Hopf, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria

Surfaces of You, curated by François Aubart, Frac île-de-france, Paris, France



Duh? Art & Stupidity, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK

The School of Kyiv, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Species, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France
Animal photographers, curated by Alexander Wolff, Acud Projectraum, Berlin, Germany
Die Marmory Show II, curated with Nikola Dietrich, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
ALL WE ARE, curated by Viktor Neumann, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland Your lazy eye, LiMac – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima, Madrid, Spain
“Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth” (Oscar Wilde), Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
#catcontent, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany



Abandon the Parents, curated by Henrik Olesen, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
A Needle Walks into a Haystack, 8th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Puddle, pothole, portal, curated by Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
The New Gravity, curated by Eli Diner and Olivian Cha Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, UK
The Promise, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Abandon the Parents, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Unendlicher Spass, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Chat Jet (Part 2), Sculpture in Reflection, Kunstlerhaus Graz, Graz Austria



Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Infinite Jest, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fellbach Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture, Fellbach, Germany
Some End of Things, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Schweiz
Chat Jet (Part 2) – Sculpture in Reflection, Künstlerhaus KM – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
KUKUK, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
Words of Love and Life, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany
Triennale for Video Art, curated by Nikola Dietrich, Mechelen, Belgium



DOCUMENT A (13), Kassel, Germany
You are right, it flows much better this way, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria
House of Cards, curated by Viktor Neumann, Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE



Ernste Tiere, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany
How to Work (More for) Less, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland



KW69 #2, cactus craze, by Jean-Michel Wicker in collaboration with Gregorio Magnani, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
I must say that at first it was difficult work, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria
Publics and counterpublics, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Gestures – Performance and Sound Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark



Collaborations, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
The Show Continues Upstairs, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
Celebration, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
Twice upon a time, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Slow Movement, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
The Rehearsal, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Breathless, curated by Adam Budak, Markthalle Wien-Mitte, Vienna, Austria
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
Palindrom, curated by Tom Holert and Michael Dreyer,
Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany
See this sound, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Berlin-Paris, a gallery exchange, gbf agency, Paris, France



Draw a straight line and follow it, Tate Modern, London, UK
Gestures – Performance and Sound Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Konzepte der Liebe, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
FIKTION.NARRATION.STRUKTUR, Galerie Andreas Huber @ artnews projects, Berlin, Germany
twice upon a time, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria
reality check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Where, There, Severe, Thin Line, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Galerie Alessandro De March, Milan, Italy
The Krautcho Club / In and out of Place, Project Space 176, London, UK
Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
1, 2, 3… VANGUARDIAS. El arte como el arte contextual, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Old News 4, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
History Acts, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden



1, 2, 3… VANGUARDIAS. El arte como el arte contextual, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao Virtuosic Siblings, Red Cat, Los Angeles, USA
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Interaktion I, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Zorn Agression, Kunstraum Goethestrasse, Linz, Austria
Body City – Video Department, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland
The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, SLG South London Gallery, London
Virtuosic Siblings, Red Cat, Los Angeles, USA



1,2,3…Avant-Gardes, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
New Ghost Entertainment-Entitled, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Happyness, Berlin Biennale, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
40 Jahre Video, Kunsthalle Bremen, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologien, Karlsruhe; Städtische Galerie im Lehmbachhaus, Munich, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leibzig, Leibzig; K21Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Judith Hopf/ Katrin Pesch, Saki Satom, Michaela Schweigers, Klaus Weber, Galerie Walbröl, Düsseldorf, Germany



100 Radiodays, De Appel Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist ́s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Ways in / Ways Out, Kunstverein Horn, Horn, Austria



Shizorama, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Atelier Europa, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
Open Screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Das Politische ist privat – und peinlich, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria 6. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany



Hey Production, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK
Temporary no good Universe, Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg, Germany
Windstösse, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
Ort des Gegen, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Haupt und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Performance Festival Public Affairs, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Tirol Transfer, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
8. Biennale of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba



Gewalt ist der Rand aller Dinge, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Bei mir zu Dir, Galerie WBD, Berlin, Germany
Hossa, curated by Karola Gräßlin and Christian Nagel, Centro Culturale, Antracx, Spain
Kraft der Negation, curated by Diedrich Diedrichsen, Theater der Welt Cologne / Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany



Auf offener Strasse, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany 2000
Out Monster the Monster 1, Kunstbank, Berlin, Germany
Out Monster the Monster 2, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany 1999 Mille Plateaux, Volksbühne Ost, Berlin, Germany
As best Kontingenz, Gesellschaft der Freunde für junge Kunst e.V., Baden Baden, Germany
Tableaux Vivante, Jazz Club, Berlin, Germany



supermarkt, Shedhalle Zürich, Switzreland Park Fiction, Hamburg, Germany



Emptiness, Gallerie ~laden, Berlin, Germany La Saison, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
Funky Side of Zürich, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland



now here, section “?”, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark Pension Forum Stadtpark, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Professionalität wieder gesucht, Forum Stadtpark, Graz / MWMWM, New York, USA



when techno turns to sound of poetry, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland; KunstWerke, Berlin, Germany 



gamegirl, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany




Ruth Baumgarte Art Award, Kunststiftung Ruth Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany


Lucas-Cranach-Prize of the city Kronach, Bavaria, Germany


Grant Kunstfonds Bonn, Grant Land Niedersachsen, Germany


Artist-in-Residence Grant, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, USA (with N. Sadr Haghighian)
Artists program, Senat für Forschung, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany funding for the film „The Uninvited“, in cooperation with Katrin Pesch


Gasag Art Prize 2003, Berlin, Germany


Grant, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Research grant, artists program, Senat für Forschung, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, for the film “Bei mir zu Dir”


Grant Deutsch-Französischen Kulturrat, Fellowship in Paris, France


Funding from Senat für Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, for the film “Hey Produktion”


Grant, Senat für Forschung Kultur und Wissenschaft, Berlin, Germany


Museums and Collections (Selected)
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Staatgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Frac ÎledeFrance, Paris, France
MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Museion, Bolzano, Italy
The Syz Collection, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
MADRE – museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, Italy


Catalogs (Selected)

François Aubert, ed. Judith Hopf: Énergies, Même pas l’hiver, Paris: 2024

Pinto, Roberto, Letizia Ragaglia and Sabeth Buchmann. Judith Hopf: Up [on the occasion of the exhibition UP].

Judith Hopf, Henrik Olesen at Portikus 01.10.2016–08.01.2017] Mousse Magazine and Publishing: 2017.
Behm, Meike and Joe Scotland. Judith Hopf: A Line May Lie/ Testing Time, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany and Studio Voltaire, London [on the occasion of the exhibitions A Line May Lie at Kunsthalle Lingen 11.08.-20.10.2013 and Testing Time at Studio Voltaire, 12.10.- 14.12.2013] tenderbooks, London: 2015.

Neue Galerie Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, ed. Judith Hopf: More [on the occasion of the exhibition More at Neue Galerie 16.10.2015-28.02.2016] Michael Imhof Verlag: 2015.

Dietrich, Nikola, Dominic Eichler and Monika Rinck. Türen: Judith Hopf and Henrik Olesen [on the occasion of the exhibition Türen, Judith Hopf, Henrik Olesen at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 31.03.–13.05.2007] Portikus: 2008.

Secession Vienna, ed. Diedrichsen, Diedrich, Melanie Ohnemus and Monika Rinck. Judith Hopf [on the occasion of the exhibition Judith Hopf at Secession 24.11.2006 – 28.1.2007] Secession Vienna, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main: 2006.

Franke, Anselm, ed. No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs at Night [on the occasion of No matter how bright the light, the crossing occurs at night, Judith Hopf, Ines Schaber, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, September 23 – November 12, 2006] Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2006.

Grässlin, Karola, ed. Adieu Vorhölle [on the occasion of the exhibition Adieu Vorhölle 23.06.-19.08.2001 at Studiogalerie] Kunstverein Braunschweig: 2001.


Bibliography (Selected)
Tagliafierro, Marco. “Judith Hopf,” Artforum, April 2016, 252-253.

Stamler, Hannah. “Puddle, Pothole, Portal,” Frieze, January/February 2015: 142-143.

Ricardi, Nicola. “Conversations: Judith Hopf “UP” at Museion, Bolzano,” Mousse. com, 2016.

Oberhofer, Marion. “Die Kunst als Herdentier,”, November 2016.

Kerr, Dylan. “Judith Hopf on the Importance of (Occasionally) Being Stupid,” Arts pace, February 2015.

Mania, Astrid. “I’M WITH STUPID,” frieze d/e, September-November 2014.

Bell, Kirsty. “Situational Humor,” Art in America, December 2014.

Waldron, Sacha. “A Needle Walks into a Haystack,”, July 2014.

Gogtas, Gürsoy. “SUN UP/SUN DOWN. Judith Hopf at Deborah Schamoni,” NY Arts, September 2013.

Weber, Klaus and Judith Hopf in Conversation. “Messages in Bottles,” Mousse, April-May 2012: 178-182.

Heuer, Megan. “Judith Hopf Review,” Artforum International Magazine New York, March 2011.

Widmann, Tanja. “On Entering the Room,” Afterall Autumn/Winter 2010: 108-115.

Buchmann, Sabeth. “Vita passiva, or Shards Bring Love: On the Work of Judith Hopf,” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, no. 25 (Autumn 2010): 98-107.

Palumbo, Stefania. “Berlin – Judith Hopf: Hey Production!,” Mousse, February 2010.

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Miller, Daniel. “Judith Hopf Review,” Frieze, 2008.

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