BIOGRAPHY

Born in Dillingen an der Donau, Deutschland, 1965
M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Hamburg, Siena
Lives between Wien and Milano

Conversations

Matthias Schaller & Giacomo Fornani, Professor of Musicology and History of Music, University Bolzano
october 18, 2019, introduction by Letizia Ragaglia, Museion, Bolzano (I)

Matthias Schaller & Matthew Affron, Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
november 7, 2019, Berman Museum, Philadelphia (USA)

Grants and Awards

2010   German Photobook Award - Silver Medal - Purple Desk (Steidl Publishers)
2009  German Photobook Award - Gold Medal - The Mill (Steidl Publishers)
2008  Tokyo Wonder Site Fellowship, Tokyo (J)
1992   DAAD Fellowship, Rome (I)

 

Exhibitions (Selection)

2019  "Leiermann", Museum of Glass, Biennal of Arts, Venezia (I)
2019  “Va Pensiero - Matthias Schaller”, Lindenau Museum, Altenburg (D)
2019  “Fratelli d’Italia”, SITE Sante Fe, Santa Fe (USA)
2018  “The Masterpiece”, Berman Museum, Philadelphia (USA)
2018  "Edgar Degas” in: Sonnabend Collection, Museum Serralves, Porto (P)
2018  "The Mill" in: Bernd and Hilla Becher in dialogue with Carl Andre and Sol Lewitt. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City (USA)
2018  "Obra Prima", Museum Arpad Szenes and Vierira da Silva, Lisboa (P)
2017  “Antonio V" in: Sonnabend Collection, Museum of Modern Art Ca’ Pesaro, Venezia (I)
2017  "Fratelli d’Italia", Victoria & Albert Museum, London (GB)*
2017  "Vedi Napoli", Galleria Casamadre, Napoli (I)
2016  "Paul Cézanne" in: Sonnabend Collection, Museum of Modern Art Ca’ Pesaro, Venezia (I)
2015  "Palazzo Benzon" in: “Venice: Five Centuries of the World’s Most Alluring City”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)
2015  "Giorgio Morandi" in: “Giorgio Morandi”, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York City (USA), with Tacita Dean and Wolfgang Laib
2015  "Das Meisterstück", Refectory, Foundation Giorgio Cini, Biennal of Arts, Venezia (I)*
2011   "Disportraits", Museum of Contemporary Art, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
2011   "Disportraits", Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (GB)*
2010  "Das Meisterstück", Kunstmuseum Picasso, Münster (D)
2010  "Matthias Schaller", Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong (PRC)
2009  "Purple Desk", Church of Saint Roch, Paris (F)*
2009  "Purple Desk", Foundation Giorgio Cini, Biennal of Arts, Venezia (I)*
2009  "Fratelli d'Italia", Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
2008  "Fratelli d'Italia", Foundation Giorgio Cini, Biennal of Architecture, Venezia (I)
2008  "Purple Desk", TWS, Tokyo (J)*
2008  "Controfacciata", Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (GB)*
2005  "Matthias Schaller 2000-2005", Art Basel Miami, Miami (USA)
2002  "Werkbildnis", Biennal of Architecture, Venezia (I)*
2001   "Studio Gursky", Goethe Institut, New York City (USA)*
2000  "Kult im Bild", Museum of the Diocese, Rottenburg (D)*
1999   "Stilo", German Bread Museum, Ulm (D)
1997   "L'altra metà", French Cultural Institute, Napoli (I)
1996   "L'altra metà" Fotoforum West, Innsbruck (A)
1996   "L'altra metà" Gallery Grauwert, Hamburg (D)
1995   "Ricordi", Gallery FOE 156, Muenchen (D)

*monograph