° 1954, Krefield (DE) – lives and works in Bühler (CH) and Segovia (SP)
Albert Oehlen, who studied with Sigmar Polke in the 1970s, came to prominence in the early 1980’s alongside Martin Kippenberger with whom he often collaborated. Oehlen was part of a generation of artists who actively sought to reject the dominant cultural values of the time, embracing painting when conceptual art had completely discarded the medium. Throughout his career his work has centered on a singular investigation into painting practice.
Oehlen has had solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Gagosian, Rome and group shows at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Saatchi Gallery, London; ICA, London and the Guggenheim, Bilbao. His work is part of many collections, such as at the Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt and the Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Albert Oehlen is represented by the following galleries;
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