Das kleine Spiel zwischen dem Ich und dem Mir. Kunst und Choreografie, 2020, exhibition view at Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne
Das kleine Spiel zwischen dem Ich und dem Mir. Kunst und Choreografie, 2020, exhibition view at Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne
2 red, 2020, water based resin, pigment, cm 30 x 150 x 235
Maybe it can be different, 2020, exhibition view at Fondazione Giuliani, Roma
Maybe it can be different, 2020, exhibition view at Fondazione Giuliani, Roma
Maybe it can be different, 2020, exhibition view at Fondazione Giuliani, Roma
Start, 2019, exhibition view, CCA, Tel Aviv, IL
Start, 2019, exhibition view, CCA, Tel Aviv, IL
Untitled, 2019, aluminium, aquaresin, pigment, wood, cm 320 x 70 x 113
Estar, 2019, Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture, Tillburg, NL
Earth, 2018, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
Yel-low, 2019, graphite, pastel on paper, cm 89 x 77 x 4.5
Blue 2, 2019, graphite, pastel on paper, cm 107 x 83 x 4.5
Earth, 2018, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
The Wind, 2017, ink on paper, cm 69,5 x 54,5 (framed); cm 60 x 45 (unframed)
Abbraccio, 2017, rubber, plastic, cm 8 x 70 x 70
Untitled, 2017, aluminum, cm 64 x 36 x 34
(O), 2018, aluminium, cm 60 x 63 x 2
The Window, 2017, ink on paper, cm 69,5 x 54,5 (framed); cm 60 x 45 (unframed)
Red rabbit#1, 2017, ink on paper, cm 49,5 x 38 (framed); cm 40 x 29 (unframed)
Running Horses, 2017, ink and colored pencil on paper, cm 207 x 168 x 6
ola / wave, 2017, exhibition view, Proyecto Amil, Lima
ola / wave, 2017, exhibition view, Proyecto Amil, Lima
Our Reality, 2015, exhibition view, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
Tre, 2016, concrete, iron, pigment, chalk, cm 8 x 300 x 240.
Our Reality (more), 2016, exhibition view, SpazioA , Pistoia.
Sit and Choose, 2017, wood chairs, bronze, cm 77 x 250 x 43, detail
Sit and Choose, 2017, wood chairs, bronze, cm 77 x 250 x 43
Our Reality, 2015, exhibition view, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
Whatness, 2015, exhibition view, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, DE, photo by Henning Krause
Whatness, 2015, exhibition view, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, DE, photo by Henning Krause
Girare con te, 2014, exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
Girare con te #04, 2014,
Girare con te, 2014, exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
Girare con te, 2014, exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
Come closer part #2, 2014, aquaresin, aluminum, pigments, cm 162 x 150 x 230 approx
Girare con te #05, 2014, aquaresin, pigment, cm 177 x 60 x 45
0/6 (rumba), 2013, concrete, pigments, bronze, iron, Unlimited, Art Basel
0/2, 2013, concrete, pigments 280 x 40 x 20
Corpo Naturale, 2012, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
Better Energy, 2012, solo exhibition view at MoMA PS1, New York
Better Energy, 2012, solo exhibition view at MoMA PS1, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021
• ll (elle elle) (long lines), Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE

2020
• Riesenchance, Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE
• Maybe It Can Be Different, Fondazione Giuliani, Roma, IT

2019
• Start, CCA- Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel, IL

2018
• Second Future, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA
• Earth, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
• Esther Kläs. HORIZONTE, Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, BE

2017
• ola/wave, Proyecto Amil, Lima, PE
• Esther Kläs / Linda Matalon, Galerie Kadel & Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE

2016
• Bet Ween, Peter Blum, New York, USA
• Our Reality (more), SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2015
• Our Reality, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
• Ferma (5), deCordova, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
• Whatness (together with Johannes Wald), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, DE
• CHERE: Sculpture, Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, BE

2014
• Girare Con Te, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, IT
• Palomar, Peter Blum, New York, USA

2012
• Corpo Naturale, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
• Better Energy, curated by Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

2011
• Nobody Home, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA

2009
• You, and the Dance with the Tortoise, Parkhaus, Duesseldorf, DE
• OFFICIAL,Envoy Gallery, New York, USA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

– Esther Kläs – Start, published by CCA Tel Aviv (exh.cat.), 2020
– Esther Kläs, published by Kolumba, Köln / Esther Kläs (exh. cat), 2020
– C. Canzinani, Esther Kläs “Maybe It Can Be Different” Fondazione Giuliani / Roma, Flash Art, no. 348, marzo/aprile 2020, pp. 109-110
– C. Driessen ; H. Van Mierlo Eds., Delirious Lustwarande – Excursions In Contemporary Sculpture III, 2018
– Esther Kläs, ola/wave, published by Proyecto AMIL, Lima (exh.cat.), 2018
– K. Mark, Life, I Eat You: On Esther Kläs, published by Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
– G.Bazzani, Esther Kläs, Flash Art, no.326, marzo/aprile 2016 pp.82-83
– Esther Kläs. Each sculpture has to be complete, interview by Andrea Ruggieri, arte e critica 83, 2015
– G. Diana, I morbidi cementi di Esther Kläs, nr. 508, december 2015
– Drawing Redefined, deCordova, Lincoln, MA USA, exhibition catalogue, 2015
– Whatness, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, exhibition catalogue, 2015
– Esther Kläs, Not Now, 2014
– Esther Kläs, Palomar, 2013
– B. A. MacAdam, Esther Kläs, Art News, June 2014
– R. Zbengheci, First Person: Esther Kläs at MoMA PS1, “contemporaryperformance.com”, August 14, 2012
– B. Walsh,Esther Kläs, Art Review:, September 2012
– A. Russet, Tire Tracks, Totems and Tricked-Out Trees: Lara Favaretto and Esther Kläs at MoMA PS1, Gallerist NY, September 2012
– M. Vali, Esther Kläs, MoMA PS1, Artforum.com, September 2012
– E. Tavecchia, Esther Kläs, interview, Mousse #31, Dec 2011 – Jan 2012
– Goings On About Town: Art, The New Yorker, January, 2012
– M. Prince, Antic Measures,“Frieze.com”, November 15, 2011
– P. Plagens, Abstracts (Subtle or Semi) And Bold Dimensions, “Wall Street Journal”, December 10, 2011
– It’s a Draw: Esther Kläs at Peter Blum Gallery and ‘Cory Arcangel vs. Pierre Bismuth’ at Team Gallery, “New York Observer”, December 5, 2011
– E. Bryant,Brooding and Delicate: Esther Kläs’s sculptures have weight, “Modern Painters”, November 2011
– Possible Press Vol. 1, issue 3, December 2010, Philadelphia
– Knight’s Move, exhibition catalogue, Sculpture Centre, New York, 2010
– Jahreskatalog des Förderprogramms 2007/08 der Lepsien Art Foundation, Lepsien Art Foundation, 2008
– Believe me, KIT, exhibition catalogue

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
• WATOU 2021. Esther Kläs & Gustavo Gomes, Watou Arts Festival, Watou, Poperinge, BE

2020
• Flow, Francesco Carone’s studio, Pistoia, a project by Francesco Carone and SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
• The subtle interplay between the I and the me, Art and Choreography, Kolumba Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Cologne, DE

2019
• L’homme qui marche Verkörperung des Sperrigen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE
• Delirious, Lustwarande, Tilburg, NL
• Presque Rien, curated by Marie-Paule De Vil & Peter De Meyer, Knokke, BE
• Presque Rien, curated by Marie-Paule De Vil & Peter De Meyer, Antwerp, BE

2018
• 10 Years of Love, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2017
• Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art, Bremen. DE

2016
• Grammar, Coustof Waxman, New York, USA
• Karl, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf, DE
• Che il vero possa confutare il falso, curated by Luigi Fassi and Alberto Salvatori, Palazzo Pubblico / Santa Maria Della Scala / Accademia Fisiocritici, Siena, IT
• Corridor Plateau VI, curated by Christian Freudenberger, Markus Karstieß, DREI, Cologne, DE
• Lean, curated by Elena Tavecchia, Embajada, PR

2015
• Drawing Redefined, deCordova, Lincoln, MA, USA

2014
• KOLUMBA, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne, DE
• PART 2, Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne, DE
• Manners of Matter, curated by Chris Sharp, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
• Fortuna, Autocenter, Berlin, DE

2013
• braccia, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, DE
• Art Unlimited, ART BASEL, Basel, CH
• Révolte Logique, Part II, Marcelle Alix Galerie, Paris, FR
• Several Species of Small Furry Animals gathered Together in a cave and grooving with a Pict, VW, Berlin, DE
• Prague Biennale #6, Prague, CZ
• Champs Elysées, curated by Julie Boukobza, Simon Castets and Nicola Trezzi, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
• KölnSkulptur #7, curated Friedrich Meschede, Cologne, DE
• Corridor Plateau III, Galerie Drei, Cologne, DE
• Condensations – source code, KLEMM’S, Berlin, DE
• A Stone Left Unturned, Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

2012
• Two Hands and a Head, SVIT, Prague, CZ
• klaer, uglee callamari, Ramiken Crucible, New York, USA
• Mexico City Blues, Shanaynay, Paris, FR
• Configurations, organized by Public Art Fund, curated by Andria Hickey, Metrotech Center Commons, New York, USA
• Cave In, Cueva Archillas, PR

2011
• RISE, ROSE, RISEN, with Harold Ancart, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venezia, IT
• Antic Measures, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, DE
• STONE SOUP, with Thomas Fougeirol, C L E A R I N G, New York, USA
• Tranches de Savoir, curated by C L E A R I N G, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, USA
• Opossums Persimmons, with Nancy de Holl, Bureau, New York, USA
• Esther Kläs · Elizabeth Newman, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2010
• Everything in Moderation, 106 Green, Brooklyn, New York, USA
• Knight´s Move, curated by Fionn Meade, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
• Shape language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
• houseWarning, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH, USA
• Immaterial, curated by Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom, Marfa, TX, USA

2009
• Jamsession, La Generale, Sèvres, FR

2008
• Concrete Jungle, Theatergalerie, Mönchengladbach, DE
• Believe me, KIT, Duesseldorf, DE
• UNTER TAG (11min), Gloria Halle, Duesseldorf, DE
• On producabillity, 5533, Istanbul, TR
• Jamsession, Gloria Halle, Duesseldorf, DE
• Paramount, Bel-etage, Koeln, DE
• Mousseux et Dames, Lepsien Art Foundation, Duesseldorf, DE
• 46 Beard Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2007
• Venezia, Alte Post, Neuss, DE
• Von oben gesehen, KIK, Duesseldorf, DE
• BAMBY, Lepsien Art Foundation, Duesseldorf, DE

2006
• Wir waren mal Freunde gewesen, Gloria Halle, Duesseldorf, DE
• Commander 3000, Acapulco, Duesseldorf, DE
• miss commander and her boxing boyfriend, MAXIM, Cologne, DE
• Political wellness, Kunst im Hafen, Duesseldorf, DE

2005
• Es wird vielleicht Probleme geben, University of Bonn, Art History department, DE
• CRYSTAL COWBOYS, Acapulco, Duesseldorf, DE
• eme3, Barcelona, ESP

2004
• Bernadette, Reinraum, Duesseldorf, DE

2002
• Hotel Ufer, Duesseldorf, DE

 

Esther Kläs
Esther Klä – Start
artist’s book realized for the exhibition Esther Kläs – Start at CCA – Centre for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, IS.

book concept by Esther Kläs, published by CCA, Tel Aviv; edited by Nicola Trezzi; text by Nicola Trezzi; graphic design by Field-Day Studio. (cm 29.7  22)

eng / hebrew / arabic

2020
Esther Kläs
Esther Kläs
artist’s book realized for the exhibition The subtle interplay between the I and me. Art and Choreography. at Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne, DE.

published by Kolumba, Köln / Esther Kläs; edition of 500; 32p.  (cm 29.5 x 21)

eng / ger

2020
Esther Kläs
ola / wave
Exhibition catalogue, Projecto AMIL, Lima.

text by Luisa Fernanda Lindo;  published by Projecto AMIL, Lima; 80 p. (cm 27 x 18)

spa / eng

2018
Esther Kläs
Not Now

published by Peter Blum Edition, New York; 62 p.; edition of 500; softbound. (cm 30 x 20)

2014
Esther Kläs
BET WEEN
Exhibition catalogue, Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

drawings Esther Kläs; text by Gary Indiana; published by Peter Bulm Edition, New York; 36 p.; edition of 500; paperback, Saddlestiched, trimmed; graphic design Sarah Frank . (cm 29.7 x 21)
Esther Kläs
Esther Kläs: Palomar
Exhibition catalogue, Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

designed and conceived by the artist; published by Peter Bulm Edition, New York; 64 p.; softbound. (cm 19 x 28)
2013