1/39 Abbraccio, 2017, rubber, plastic, cm 8 x 70 x 70
2/39 The Wind, 2017, ink on paper, cm 69,5 x 54,5 (framed); cm 60 x 45 (unframed)
3/39 Running Horses, 2017, ink and colored pencil on paper, cm 207 x 168 x 6
4/39 ola / wave, 2017, exhibition view, Proyecto Amil, Lima
5/39 ola / wave, 2017, exhibition view, Proyecto Amil, Lima
6/39 ola / wave, 2017, exhibition view, Proyecto Amil, Lima
7/39 Sit and Choose, 2017, wood chairs, bronze, cm 77 x 250 x 43
8/39 Sit and Choose, 2017, wood chairs, bronze, cm 77 x 250 x 43, detail
9/39 Untilted #1, 2016, resin, concrete, pigment, cm 211 x 48 x 28
10/39 Our Reality (more), 2016, exhibition view, SpazioA , Pistoia.
11/39 Our Reality (more), 2016, exhibition view, SpazioA , Pistoia.
12/39 Tre, 2016, concrete, iron, pigment, chalk, cm 8 x 300 x 240.
13/39 Untilted #3, 2016, folding chair, jacket, cm 78 x 58 x 56
14/39 Anche Rosso, 2016, graphite, colored pencil, wite-out on paper, cm 207 x 168 x 6
15/39 Our Reality, 2015, exhibition view, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
16/39 Our Reality, 2015, exhibition view, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
17/39 Ferma, 2015, lava stone, 2 stones - left: cm 116 x 108 x 12 / right: cm 112 x 104 x 17, exhibition view, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, IT
18/39 Whatness, 2015, exhibition view, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, DE, photo by Henning Krause
19/39 Whatness, 2015, exhibition view, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, DE, photo by Henning Krause
20/39 Girare con te #01, 2014, aquaresin, pigment, cm 165 x 55 x 35
21/39 Girare con te, 2014 exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
22/39 Girare con te, 2014 exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
23/39 Girare con te, 2014 exhibition view, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
24/39 Manners of Matter, 2014 exhibition view, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
25/39 0/6 (rumba), 2013 concrete, pigments, bronze, iron Unlimited, Art Basel
26/39 0/2, 2013 concrete, pigments 280 x 40 x 20
27/39 Corpo Naturale, 2012 exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
28/39 Corpo Naturale, 2012 exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
29/39 H/A, 2012 metal, string variable dimensions
30/39 Better Energy, 2012 solo exhibition view at MoMA PS1, New York
31/39 Better Energy, 2012 solo exhibition view at MoMA PS1, New York
32/39 Untitled (Come away with me), 2009 concrete, aquaresin, wood, pigment cm 129 x 133 x 127
33/39 RISE, ROSE, RISEN, 2011 exhibition view at Emily Harvey Foundation, Venezia
34/39 STONE SOUP, 2011 exhibition view at C L E A R I N G, New York
35/39 Untitled (Siena), 2011 aquaresin, pigments cm 162 x 50 x 60
36/39 Untitled (ochre), 2011 aquaresin, pigments cm 161 x 48 x 49,5
37/39 Hero, heat, hallo, 2010 aquaresin, wood, pigment cm 80 X 120 X 22
38/39 Untitled (White), 2010 aquaresin, pigment, wood cm 119 x 244 x 139
39/39 You, and the Dance with the Tortoise, 2009 PARKHAUS im Malkastenpark, Dusseldorf exhibition view

ESTHER KLÄS

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Born 1981 Mainz, Germany
Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION

2010    MFA at Hunter College, New York, NY
2007    Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Esther Kläs, Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, BE

2017
Esther Kläs, Proyecto Amil, Lima (Peru)
Esther Kläs / Linda Matalon, Galerie Kadel & Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE

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

2015
Our Reality, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
Ferma (5), deCordova, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Whatness (together with Johannes Wald), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
CHERE: Sculpture, Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, Belgium

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

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

2011
Nobody Home, Peter Blum Gallery, New York

2009
You, and the Dance with the Tortoise, Parkhaus, Duesseldorf, Germany
OFFICIAL,Envoy Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
10 Years of Love, SpazioA, Pistoia

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

2016
Grammar, Coustof Waxman, New York
Karl, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf
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, Puerto Rico

2015
Drawing Redefined, deCordova, Lincoln, MA USA

2014
KOLUMBA, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne, Germany
PART 2, Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne
Manners of Matter, curated by Chris Sharp, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg and Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard
Fortuna, Autocenter, Berlin

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

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

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

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

2009
Jamsession, La Generale, Sèvres, France

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

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

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

2005
Es wird vielleicht Probleme geben, University of Bonn, Art History department, Germany
CRYSTAL COWBOYS, Acapulco, Duesseldorf, Germany
eme3, Barcelona, Spain

2004
Bernadette, Reinraum, Duesseldorf, Germany

2002
Hotel Ufer, Duesseldorf, Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Esther Kläs, BET WEEN, 2016
- 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