Stefan Brüggemann

Stefan Brüggemann (1975, Born in Mexico City, Based in London and Mexico City) develops a conceptual approach to the artistic process, which he explores with a critical and often provocative and ironical attitude, questioning its inner activity and contemporary societies. He works with a wide range of media, creating large installations, neon works, paintings and photographs.

Brüggemann’s work is a unique combination between theoretical concepts (mainly grounded on post-structuralism and deconstructionism) and pop imagery, inspired nihilism (anti-conformism, provocation and cynicism), which are often expressed through tautological premises, not only within themselves but also in relation to the context in which they are conceived and inserted.

Brüggemann’s main strategy is to insert a certain pop sensibility into conceptual practices.

2020
UNTITLED ACTION (GOLD PAINTINGS), Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland
OK (UNTITLED ACTION), HOP Projects, Folkestone, UK
Hyper-Poem, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal

2019
Hyper-Palimpsest, Hauser & Wirth, London, United Kingdom
Extra! ‘Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies (Guernica)’, Centre Pompidou, Forum, Paris, France
Pop Minimalism, Centro de las Artes Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

2018
High Speed Contrast Paintings, La Cité, Paris, France
HA HA WHAT DOES THIS REPRESENT? WHAT DO YOU REPRESENT?, KOTARO NUKAGA , Tokyo, Japan
High Speed Contrast, Parra & Romero Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

2017
Take Put and Abandon, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

2016
Trash, Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain
To Be Political It Has To Look Nice, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea, Galicia, Spain
Stefan Brüggemann, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA

2015
Timeless, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain
Puddle Paintings, Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Nuevo León, Mexico
Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (Protest Pavilion), GAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2014
You Keep Out Of This (Puddle Paintings and Text Pieces), Galeria Múrias Centeno, Lisbon, Portugal
Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (fluorescent), Independent Projects, Parra & Romero, New York, USA
Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (protest), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
This Is Not An Exit, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
1997 – 2014 Text pieces, The Wall South Kensington, Queens Gate and Harrington Road, London, United Kingdom

2013
Monuments for the Ceiling I-X, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
To Be Titled, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, United Kingdom
On Sociology (The Civilization of Speculation), Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Pivo Copan Building,São Paulo, Brazil

2012
Text Pieces, Obliterated Mirrors & Tautological Paintings’, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Untitled (Joke and Definition Paintings)’, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Untitled (Definition and Joke Paintings), Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Project with Philippe Decrauzat, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, USA
The world trapped in the self (windows for mirrors), Mies van der Rohe Pavillion,Barcelona, Spain
Speculative Paintings (world isn’t free), Galeria Gam, Mexico City, Mexico

2010
No time, no return, no title, Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain, Annemasse, France
Twisted Inside-Out T-Shirt, Acne Studios, White Art/T-Shirt Project, Stockholm, Sweden
Permanent production of excess (Red, Green, Blue), Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Showtitles (audio), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal
Headlines & last line in the movies, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
Reversed Inverted, 1/9 Unosunove arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2009
STEFAN BRÜGGEMANN’, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
(Signs that become abstractions, abstraction that become signs) , NP3, Groningen, The Netherlands
Monday, Sies & Hoeke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, SAPS, Sala de arte publico, Mexico City, Mexico

2008
FRAC, Dijon, France
The Fall: Stefan Brueggemann with DR ATL, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom
Black Box, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Soap box (a decorative form of nihilism), Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2007
Obliteration Series, Blow de la Barra, London, United Kingdom
A Production of Nothing, The Lift, Madrid, Spain

2006
I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
No, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

2005
Five Text Pieces, Blow de la Barra Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach (I-20 Gallery, with Joao Onofre and Eduardo Sarabia), Florida, USA

2004
I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
Stefan Brüggemann, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

2003
Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Off-site project, London, United Kingdom
Against International Standards, 24/7 Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Stefan Brüggemann, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

2001
This Is Not Supposed To Be Here, Museum of Installation, London, United Kingdom
Unproductive, O.P.A., Guadalajara, Mexico
Thoughts are products, Private Collection, New York, USA

2000
Black Building, Mexico City, Mexico

1999
Parking Lot, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

1998
Opening, Museum of Installation, London, United Kingdom
Labels, Saint Martins School of Art & Design, Site-specific window installation, London, United Kingdom
Texto, Regina 51-3er Piso, Mexico City, Mexico

1997
Specific Contextual Actions, Galeria Cruce, Madrid, Spain
Function and Dysfunctions, Reyna #141, Site-specific project, Mexico City, Mexico

1996
Grammar, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico

1994
I Have To Find Before My Eyes Do, Stefan Haupt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2021
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo Intarnational Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Hyper -Conscious, Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
NORMAL EXCEPTIONS: CONTEMPORARY ART IN MEXICO, MUSEO JUMEX, Mexico city, Mexico

2020
UNLEASHED SPEED UNLEASHED SPEECH (MISFITS), Curated by Stefan Brüggemann, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan
20 Year of The Lambert Collection, Lambert Collection, Avignon, France

2019
Eldorama, Tripostal, Lille, France

2018
LAMBERT COLLECTIONS MASTER PIECES, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Play, City Circuit for Contemporary Arts, Kortrijik, Belgium

2017
The Art Show: Millennium Art in Taguchi Art Collection Takasaki, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma, Japan
Them Or Us!, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA

2016
Outdoor sculpture project, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain
Accrochage, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Capitalist Melancholia, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Bitter Sweet Symphony, Untilthen, Saint-Ouen, France
Word, HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA

2015
Les Ruses de Lintelligence, Parc Saint Léger, Centre dArt  Contemporain Pougues-les-Eaux, France
In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield, Sheffield Museum, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mimimum Production, Maximum Expression, Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, France
A Book of Burning Matches: Collecting Installation Art Documents, Me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Múltiple. Poligrafa Obra Gráfica, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
Collective Collection, Le BBB Centre dArt, Toulouse, France

2014
Epicentre: Conversations and Discussions Between Artists, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain
Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word), Blain|Southern Gallery, Berlin, Germany
First the Pleasure, Then The Thesis, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Canada
On Reflection, Postbox Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Text Massage, Postbox Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2013
THINGS FROM BEFORE BESIDE, THINGS FROM AFTER AROUND, THINGS OF THE MOMENT, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain
The Writing is on the Wall, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, United Kingdom
1:1 Sets, The New Institute, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
An Exhibition Without Texts, Maison dArt Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Tectonic, The Moving Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
An Exhibition: Stefan Brüggemann, Laurence Weiner, Carey Young, Manchester School of Arts Holden Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
TopoDendroPhilia, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom
Confusion in the Vault, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Temporary Contemporary, Bass Museum of Art building façade, Florida, USA (Public Art Program)
Now Here is also Nowhere : Part I, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Washington, USA
In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, CAC Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania (Travelling Exhibition)
In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, USA (Travelling Exhibition)

2012
MISREPRESENTATION MISTAKE AND NON-DISCLOSURE, Rove Gallery, London, United Kingdom
NEON. LA MATERIA LUMINOSA DELLARTE, Museo dArte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Graphology, Drawing Room, London, United Kingdom
Port, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal
Le Confort Moderne, Mathieu Copeland, Poitiers, France
First Act, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Campeche, Mexico
Neon: Whos Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Now Here is also Nowhere: PartⅡ, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Washington, USA
Sad for something that never happened, Toves Galleri, Vesterbro Contemporary Workout Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
In Deed: Certificates Of Authenticity In Art, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (Travelling Exhibition)
La Radio Siamo Noi, HEAD Haute école dart et design, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
Ventajas de Viajar en Tren, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatán and Elsewhere, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Campeche, Mexico
Commercial Break: Garage Project, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Wit, Paddle8.com, New York, USA
Lectura de una Realidad, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
L´Insoutenable Légèreté de l´Être, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
In Deed: Cerificates of Authenticity in Art, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
More Or Less: A Few Pocket Universes, HIAP Project Room, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Fig.3 I dont know what to say, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
The Half-Shut Door: Artists Soundtracks, SE8, London, United Kingdom
In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, De Vleeshal Centre for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Off Modern, Association Tripode, Nantes, France
La Part Manquante, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France

2010
Lexposition Continue (Écho) , Association Cneai, Paris, France
Poem Island, MAGEN H GALLERY, Paris, France
Art Moves, 3rd International Festival of Art on Billboards, Torun, Poland
The Island, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Shadowed by the Future, Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil
To the Arts, Citizens!, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Im Not Here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Florida, USA
Wish List of a Young Collector, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
Number Seven, Sébastien Ricou Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2009
Pourquoi Attendre!, Centre dArt Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex, The Bass Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Locus Solus, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Making of Art, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
United Technologies, Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland
Espèce dEspace, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA

2008
Occupancy by more than 6,682,685,387 Persons is Dangerous and Unlawful: Part I, Bugada & Cargnel, Cosmic Gallery, Paris, France
La Invención de lo Cotidiano, Museo Nacional de Arte México, Mexico City, Mexico
Term of Use, Centro Cultural Monte Hermoso, Vitoria, Spain
Looks Conceptual, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
Present, Blow de la Barra, London, United Kingdom
NO LEFTOVERS,Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Germany

2007
Social Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Illinois, USA
Exhibitions Ruins / Emotional Landscapes, SAFN Collection, Reykjavik, Iceland
Clearly Invisible, Centre dArt Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Shallow, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

2006
No negative, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA
Nothing, Schrim Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Esquiador al Fondo del Pozo, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
The Title as The Curators Art Piece, Blow de la Barra, London, United Kingdom
Draw a Straight Line And Follow It, Bard College, NY, USA
LExposition Qui Nexiste Pas, Musée dArt Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
The Galleries Show, Blow de la Barra, Antwerp, Belgium
Complexities & Heterogeneity, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Becks Futures 2006, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom (Travelling Exhibition)

2005
Off Key, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland
This Peaceful War, Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Final Floor Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
(Misunderstandings), Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Nothingness, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004
White Noise, The Gallery at Redcat, California, USA
Rimbaud, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
Solo Los Personajes Cambian, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Nothingness, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Palais Wildenstein, Graz, Austria
La Colmena, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2003
To Be Political It Has To Look Nice, Apexart, New York, USA
Me, We, Art in General, New York, USA
Documento Recuperado, Oficina para Proyectos de Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Distance Between Me and You, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Prague Biennial 1, Prague, Czech Republic

2002
Sensitive Negotiations, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Demonstration Room, Ideal House, Gallery 400, Illinois, USA
The Art Worlds New Darling, Curaduria Express, S.A.I.S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
PR,02 En Ruta, M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Zebra Crossing, Haus De Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Intergalactic Conversations, The Independent, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2001
Tendencias, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Vanishing City, Programa Art Center, Mexico City, Mexico
Las Molestias Son Temporales, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
La Persistencia de la Imagen, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea
White Noise, White Silence, Programa Art Center, Mexico City, Mexico
Demonstration Room, Ideal House, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium (Travelling Exhibition)

2000
Box Project, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Demonstration Room, Casa Ideal, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
2do Festival de Arte Sonoro, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
Promo, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

1999
Bad Photographer, Encamera Studios, Mexico City, Mexico
Art & Idea, Blind Spot, Mexico City, Mexico
Group Show, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Myself and My Surroundings, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

1998
Made in Mexico / Made in Venezuela, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
Regina 51-3er piso, Expoarte, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico
Song 2, Zacatecas #89, Mexico City, Mexico

1997
Opening Titles, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico
Documentos, Art Deposit, Exporarte, Guadalajara, Mexico
Situación Culturalemente Correcta, Museo de Culturas Populares, Mexico City, Mexico
New Texts from Mexico City, Art Deposit, New York, USA

1996
Enviromex, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico
3rd Monterrey Bienal, Museo de Arte Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Signifiers, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico

Born

  • Mexico City, Mexico, 1975

Resides

  • Lives and works in Mexico City and London