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Abts, Tomma locked

Born Kiel 26 Dec. 1967; d of Hermann Abts and Imke Tammena

artist; Professor of Painting, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, since 2010


Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (Dip. 1993, MA 1995)


Trustee, Tate, 2011–15. Solo exhibitions include: greengrassi, London, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2016; Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, 2001, 2004, 2009; Wrong Gall., NY, 2003; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, subseq. Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, 2003, 2006, Berlin, 2013, 2017; Douglas Hyde Gall., Dublin, Kunsthalle Basel, 2005; Kunsthalle Kiel, 2006; David Zwirner, NY, New Mus. of Contemporary Art, NY, travelling to Hammer Mus., LA, 2008; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2011; David Zwirner, NY, 2014; Aspen Art Mus., 2014; Serpentine Gall., London, 2018; Art Inst. of Chicago, 2018; group exhibitions include: Egofugal, 7th Internat. Istanbul Biennial, 2001; deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2003; 54th Carnegie Internat., Carnegie Mus. of Art, Pittsburgh, 2004; British Art Show 6, Gateshead, Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol, 2005; Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design, 2006; Turner Prize: a retrospective 1986–2007, London, transf. Mori Art Mus., Tokyo, 2007; Art Sheffield 08, 2008. Stipendium for London, DAAD, 1995; Paul Hamlyn Foundn Award, 2004; Turner Prize, 2006


exhibition catalogues