Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1954, Oldenburg, Germany

Thomas Schütte is one of the most important artists of his generation. His installations, sculptures, prints, drawings and watercolours take different and often contradictory forms. Schütte’s art looks utilitarian offering sustenance, shelter and companionship yet delivers false promises and alien worlds. He uses a wide spectrum of colours and a range of materials to revise the basic constituents – natural, cultural, political – of everyday life whilst exploring fundamental question about the artist and society.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster
  • 2016 United Enemies, a solo exhibition at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • 2016 grand opening of the Thomas Schütte Foundation’s Skulpturenhalle, Neuss, Germany
  • 2015 Thomas Schütte: Crystal an architectural presentation at The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 2014 The Human Factor a group exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London
  • 2014 Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art a group exhibition at The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green
  • 2013 Thomas Schütte a solo exhibition at Fondation Beyeler
  • 2013 Thomas Schütte: Houses a solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum, Lucerne
  • 2013 Prima Materia a group exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, Francois Pinault Foundation
  • 2013 Glasstress: White Light/White Heat a group exhibition at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice as part of the Venice Biennale
  • 2012 Thomas Schütte: New Works a solo exhibition Frith Street Gallery
  • 2012 Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures a solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London
  • 2012 Houses a solo exhibition at NMNM, Monaco
  • 2012 Frauen a solo exhibition at Castello di Rivolli, Turin
  • 2010 a solo exhibition at The Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn
  • 2010 Hindsight, a solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Renia Sofia, Madrid
  • 2009 a solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst, Munich
  • 2007 – 2009 Fourth Plinth Commission, a solo exhibition at National Gallery, London
  • 2005 Golden Lion Award, 51st Venice Biennale
  • 2005 Political Works, a solo exhibition at Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Museo Serralves, Porto
  • 2000 Kabinet Overholland, a solo exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • 1999 Gloria in Memoria, a solo exhibition at DIA Center for the Arts II, New York
  • 1999 In Media Res, a solo exhibition at DIA Center for the Arts III, New York

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Image of: Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 8
  • Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 8 , 2017
  • Glazed ceramic, steel
  • 85 x 87 x 78 cm (head), 129 x 80 x 120 cm (plinth)