Stefan Brüggemann

Stefan Brüggemann (°1975, 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.

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Hauser & Wirth, ‘Hyper-Palimpsest’, London, United Kingdom

2018

La Cité, ‘High Speed Contrast Paintings’, Paris, France.

KOTARO NUKAGA ‘HA HA WHAT DOES THIS REPRESENT? WHAT DO YOU REPRESENT?’, Tokyo, Japan

Parra & Romero Ibiza, ‘High Speed Contrast’, Ibiza, Spain

2017

Hauser & Wirth, ‘Take Put and Abandon’, Zurich, Switzerland

2016

Fundació Gaspar, ‘Trash’, Barcelona, Spain

Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea, ‘To Be Political It Has To Look Nice’, Galicia, Spain

Hauser & Wirth, ‘Stefan Brüggemann’, New York, USA

2015

Parra & Romero, ‘Timeless’, Ibiza, Spain

Centro Roberto Garza Sada, ‘Puddle Paintings’ Nuevo León, Mexico

GAM, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (Protest Pavilion)’, Mexico City, Mexico

2014

Galeria Múrias Centeno, ‘You Keep Out Of This (Puddle Paintings and Text Pieces)’, Lisbon, Portugal

Independent Projects, Parra & Romero, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (fluorescent)’, New York, USA

Contemporary Art Gallery, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (protest)’, Vancouver, Canada

Parra & Romero, ‘This Is Not An Exit’ Madrid, Spain

The Wall South Kensington, Queens Gate and Harrington Road, ‘1997 – 2014 Text pieces’, London, United Kingdom

2013

Proyectos Monclova, ‘Monuments for the Ceiling I-X’, Mexico City, Mexico

Jonathan Viner Gallery, ‘To Be Titled’ London, United, Kingdom

Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Pivo Copan Building, ‘On Sociology (The Civilization of Speculation)’, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

Parra & Romero, ‘Text Pieces, Obliterated Mirrors & Tautological Paintings’, Madrid, Spain

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Untitled (Joke and Definition Paintings)’, Mexico City, Mexico

2011

Yvon Lambert, ‘Untitled (Definition and Joke Paintings)’, Paris, France

Art Nova, ‘Project with Philippe Decrauzat’, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Mies van der Rohe Pavillion, ‘The world trapped in the self (windows for mirrors)’, Barcelona, Spain

Galeria Gam, ‘Speculative Paintings (world isn’t free)’, Mexico City, Mexico

2010

Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘No time, no return, no title’, Annemasse, France

Acne Studios, ‘Twisted Inside-Out T-Shirt’, White Art/T-Shirt Project, Stockholm, Sweden

Parra & Romero, ‘Permanent production of excess (Red, Green, Blue)’, Madrid, Spain

Kunsthalle Lissabon, ‘Showtitles (audio)’, Lisbon, Portugal

Yvon Lambert, ‘Headlines & last line in the movies’, New York, USA

1/9 Unosunove arte contemporanea, ‘Reversed Inverted’, Rome, Italy

2009

Yvon Lambert, ‘STEFAN BRÜGGEMANN’, Paris, France

NP3, ‘(Signs that become abstractions, abstraction that become signs)’ Groningen, The Netherlands

Sies & Hoeke Gallery, ‘Monday’, Dusseldorf, Germany

Sala de arte publico, ‘NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, SAPS’, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

FRAC, Dijon, France

Bloomberg Space, ‘The Fall: Stefan Brueggemann with DR ATL’, London, United Kingdom

Kunsthalle Bern, ‘Black Box’, Bern, Switzerland

Kerlin Gallery, ‘Soap box (a decorative form of nihilism)’, Dublin, Ireland

2007

Blow de la Barra, ‘Obliteration Series’, London, United Kingdom

The Lift, ‘A Production of Nothing’, Madrid, Spain

2006

I-20, New York, USA

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘No’, Mexico City, Mexico

2005

Blow de la Barra Gallery, ‘Five Text Pieces’, London, United Kingdom

Art Basel Miami Beach (I-20 Gallery, with Joao Onofre and Eduardo Sarabia), ‘Art Nova’, Florida, USA

2004

I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Stefan Brüggemann’, Mexico City, Mexico

2003

Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

2002

Institute of Contemporary Art, Off-site project, ‘Capitalism and Schizophrenia’, London, United Kingdom

24/7 Gallery, ‘Against International Standards’, London, United Kingdom

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Stefan Brüggemann’, Mexico City, Mexico

2001

Museum of Installation, ‘This Is Not Supposed To Be Here’, London, United Kingdom

‘Unproductive O.P.A.’, Guadalajara, Mexico

Private Collection, ‘Thoughts are products’, New York, USA

2000

‘Black Building’, Mexico City, Mexico

1999

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, ‘Parking Lot’, Mexico City, Mexico

1998

Museum of Installation, ‘Opening’, London, United Kingdom

Saint Martins School of Art & Design, ‘Labels’, Site-specific window installation, London, United Kingdom

Regina 51-3er Piso, ‘Texto’, Mexico City, Mexico

1997

Galeria Cruce, ‘Specific Contextual Actions’, Madrid, Spain

Reyna #141, ‘Function and Dysfunctions’, Site-specific project, Mexico City, Mexico

1996

Art Deposit, ‘Grammar’, Mexico City, Mexico

1994

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

2018

Collection Lambert, ‘LAMBERT COLLECTION’S MASTER PIECES’, Avignon, France

City Circuit for Contemporary Arts, ‘Play’, Kortrijik, Belgium

2017

The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, ‘The Art Show: Millennium Art in Taguchi Art Collection’ Gunma, Japan

Galeria Municipal do Porto, ‘Them Or Us! ‘, Porto, Portugal

Hauser & Wirth, ‘Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner’, New York, USA

2016

Parra & Romero, ‘Outdoor sculpture project’, Ibiza, Spain

Parra & Romero, ‘Accrochage’, Madrid, Spain

Halle 14, ‘Capitalist Melancholia’, Leipzig, Germany

Untilthen, ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, Saint-Ouen, France

HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Word’, New York, USA

2015

Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’Art  Contemporain ‘Les Ruses de L’intelligence’, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni’, Mexico City, Mexico

Sheffield Museum, ‘Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield’, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, ‘Mimimum Production, Maximum Expression’, Marseille, France

Me Collectors Room Berlin, ‘A Book of Burning Matches: Collecting Installation Art Documents’, Berlin, Germany

Espacio Monitor, ‘Múltiple. Poligrafa Obra Gráfica’, Caracas, Venezuela

Le BBB Centre d’Art, ‘Collective Collection’, Toulouse, France

2014

Parra & Romero, ‘Epicentre: Conversations and Discussions Between Artists’, Ibiza, Spain

Blain|Southern Gallery, ‘Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word)’, Berlin, Germany

Clint Roenisch Gallery, ‘First the Pleasure, Then The Thesis’, Toronto, Canada

Postbox Gallery, ‘On Reflection’, London, United Kingdom

Postbox Gallery, ‘Text Massage’, London, United Kingdom

2013

Parra & Romero, ‘THINGS FROM BEFORE BESIDE, THINGS FROM AFTER AROUND, THINGS OF THE MOMENT’, Ibiza, Spain

Jonathan Viner Gallery, ‘The Writing is on the Wall’, London, United Kingdom

The New Institute, Netherlands Architecture Institute, ‘1:1 Sets’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, ‘An Exhibition Without Texts’, Nogent-sur-Marne, France

The Moving Museum, ‘Tectonic’, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery, ‘An Exhibition: Stefan Brüggemann, Laurence Weiner, Carey Young’, Manchester United Kingdom

Pilar Corrias, ‘TopoDendroPhilia’, London, United Kingdom

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Confusion in the Vault’, Mexico City, Mexico

Bass Museum of Art building façade, ‘Temporary Contemporary’, Florida, USA (Public Art Program)

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘Now Here is also Nowhere : Part I’, Washington, USA

CAC Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, ‘In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art’, Vilnius, Lithuania (Travelling Exhibition)

Weatherspoon Art Museum, ‘In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art’, North Carolina, USA (Travelling Exhibition)

2012

Rove Gallery, ‘MISREPRESENTATION MISTAKE AND NON-DISCLOSURE’, London, United Kingdom

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, ‘NEON. LA MATERIA LUMINOSA DELL’ARTE’, Rome, Italy

Drawing Room, ‘Graphology’, London, United Kingdom

Galeria Nuno Centeno, ‘Port’, Porto, Portugal

Mathieu Copeland, ‘Le Confort Moderne’, Poitiers, France

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, ‘First Act’, Campeche, Mexico

La Maison Rouge, ‘Neon: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?’, Paris, France

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘Now Here is also Nowhere: PartⅡ’, Washington, USA

Toves Galleri, Vesterbro Contemporary Workout Space, ‘Sad for something that never happened’, Copenhagen, Denmark

SALT Galata, ‘In Deed: Certificates Of Authenticity In Art’, Istanbul, Turkey (Travelling Exhibition)

HEAD Haute école d’art et design, ‘La Radio Siamo Noi’, Geneva, Switzerland

2011

Parra & Romero, ‘Ventajas de Viajar en Tren’, Madrid, Spain

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, ‘Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatán and Elsewhere’, Campeche, Mexico

54th Venice Biennale, ‘Commercial Break: Garage Project’, Venice, Italy

Paddle8.com, ‘Wit’, New York, USA

Parra & Romero, ‘Lectura de una Realidad’, Madrid, Spain

Yvon Lambert, ‘L´Insoutenable Légèreté de l´Être’, Paris, France

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, ‘In Deed: Cerificates of Authenticity in Art’ Venice, Italy

HIAP Project Room, Cable Factory, ‘More Or Less: A Few Pocket Universes’, Helsinki, Finland

The David Roberts Art Foundation, ‘Fig.3 I don’t know what to say’, London, United Kingdom

SE8, ‘The Half-Shut Door: Artists’ Soundtracks’, London, United Kingdom

De Vleeshal Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art’, Middelburg, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)

Association Tripode, ‘Off Modern’, Nantes, France

Galerie Michel Journiac, ‘La Part Manquante’, Paris, France

2010

Association Cneai, ‘L’exposition Continue (Écho) ‘, Paris, France

MAGEN H GALLERY ‘Poem Island’, Paris, France

3rd International Festival of Art on Billboards, ‘Art Moves’, Torun, Poland

Art Basel Miami Beach, ‘The Island’, Florida, USA

Instituto Cervantes, ‘Shadowed by the Future’, São Paulo, Brazil

Fundação de Serralves, ‘To the Arts, Citizens!’, Porto, Portugal

De Appel, ‘I’m Not Here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex’, Florida, USA

Yvon Lambert Gallery, ‘Wish List of a Young Collector’, Paris, France

Sébastien Ricou Gallery, ‘Number Seven’, Brussels, Belgium

2009

Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘Pourquoi Attendre!’, Geneva, Switzerland

The Bass Museum of Art, ‘Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex’, Florida, USA

Yvon Lambert, ‘Locus Solus’, Paris, France

Schrin Kunsthalle, ‘Making of Art’, Frankfurt, Germany

Lismore Castle, ‘United Technologies’, Waterford, Ireland

Yvon Lambert, ‘Espèce d’Espace’, New York, USA

2008

Bugada & Cargnel, Cosmic Gallery, ‘Occupancy by more than 6,682,685,387 Persons is Dangerous and Unlawful: Part I’, Paris, France

Museo Nacional de Arte México, ‘La Invención de lo Cotidiano’, Mexico City, Mexico

Centro Cultural Monte Hermoso, ‘Term of Use’, Vitoria, Spain

Galeria Vermelho, ‘Looks Conceptual’, São Paulo, Brazil

Blow de la Barra, ‘Present’, London, United Kingdom

Kunsthalle Bern, ‘NO LEFTOVERS’, Berne, Germany

2007

Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Social Sculpture’, Illinois, USA

SAFN Collection, ‘Exhibitions Ruins / Emotional Landscapes’, Reykjavik, Iceland

Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, ‘Clearly Invisible’, Barcelona, Spain

I-20 Gallery, ‘Shallow’, New York, USA

2006

Objectif Exhibitions, ‘No negative’, Antwerp, Belgium

Zwirner & Wirth, ‘Yes Bruce Nauman’, New York, USA

Schrim Kunsthalle Frankfurt, ‘Nothing’, Frankfurt, Germany

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Esquiador al Fondo del Pozo’, Mexico City, Mexico

Blow de la Barra, ‘The Title as The Curator’s Art Piece’, London, United Kingdom

Bard College, ‘Draw a Straight Line And Follow It’, NY, USA

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, ‘L’Exposition Qui N’existe Pas’, Geneva, Switzerland

Blow de la Barra, ‘The Galleries Show’, Antwerp, Belgium

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Complexities & Heterogeneity’, Mexico City, Mexico

Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Beck’s Futures 2006’, London, United Kingdom (Travelling Exhibition)

2005

Kunsthalle Bern, ‘Off Key’, Berne, Switzerland

Tramway, ‘This Peaceful War’, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Objectif Exhibitions, ‘The Final Floor Show’, Antwerp, Belgium

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘(Misunderstandings)’, Mexico City, Mexico

Galerija Gregor Podnar, ‘Nothingness’, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004

The Gallery at Redcat, ‘White Noise’, California, USA

I-20 Gallery, ‘Rimbaud’, New York, USA

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Monterrey, ‘Solo Los Personajes Cambian’, Monterrey, Mexico

Galerie Eugen Lendl, Palais Wildenstein, ‘Nothingness’, Graz, Austria

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, ‘La Colmena’, Mexico City, Mexico

2003

Apexart, ‘To Be Political It Has To Look Nice’, New York, USA

Art in General, ‘Me, We’, New York, USA

Oficina para Proyectos de Arte, ‘Documento Recuperado’, Guadalajara, Mexico

Lisson Gallery, ‘The Distance Between Me and You’, London, United Kingdom

Prague Biennial 1, Prague, Czech Republic

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach, ‘Sensitive Negotiations’, Florida, USA

Ideal House, Gallery 400, ‘Demonstration Room’, Illinois, USA

Curaduria Express, S.A.I.S.C., ‘The Art World’s New Darling’, Mexico City, Mexico

M&M Proyectos, ‘PR,02 En Ruta’, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Haus De Kulturen der Welt, ‘Zebra Crossing’, Berlin, Germany

The Independent, Liverpool Biennial, ‘Intergalactic Conversations’, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2001

Museo de Arte Moderno, ‘Tendencias’, Mexico City, Mexico

Programa Art Center, ‘Vanishing City’, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, ‘Las Molestias Son Temporales’, Mexico City, Mexico.

Artsonje Center, ‘La Persistencia de la Imagen’, Seoul, Korea

Programa Art Center, ‘White Noise, White Silence’, Mexico City, Mexico

Ideal House, NICC, ‘Demonstration Room’, Antwerp, Belgium (Travelling Exhibition)

2000

Angel Row Gallery, ‘Box Project’, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Casa Ideal, Museo Alejandro Otero, ‘Demonstration Room’, Caracas, Venezuela

Ex Teresa Arte Actual, ‘2do Festival de Arte Sonoro’, Mexico City, Mexico

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Promo’, Mexico City, Mexico

1999

Encamera Studios, ‘Bad Photographer’, Mexico City, Mexico

Blind Spot, ‘Art & Idea’, Mexico City, Mexico

Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Group Show’, Mexico City, Mexico

Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Myself and My Surroundings’, Montreal, Canada

1998

Art Metropole, ‘Made in Mexico / Made in Venezuela’, Toronto, Canada

Expoarte, ‘Regina 51-3er piso’, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico

Zacatecas #89, ‘Song 2’, Mexico City, Mexico

1997

Art Deposit, ‘Opening Titles’, Mexico City, Mexico

Art Deposit, Exporarte, ‘Documentos’, Guadalajara, Mexico

Museo de Culturas Populares, ‘Situación Culturalemente Correcta’, Mexico City, Mexico

Art Deposit, ‘New Texts from Mexico City’, New York, USA

1996

Art Deposit, ‘Enviromex’, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Monterrey, ‘3rd Monterrey Bienal’, Monterrey, Mexico

Art Deposit, ‘Signifiers’, Mexico City, Mexico

Born

  • Mexico City, Mexico, 1975

Resides

  • Lives and works in Mexico City and London