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Frank Badur

BIOGRAPHY

 










Frank Badur’s drawings exist as an active engagement between modernist art history and contemporary thought. The resulting “geometrical abstractions” reflect the influences of international constructivism and American color field painting. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation of his work at the Saarland Museum (Saarbrücken, Germany) and in group exhibitions at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum (St. Louis, MI), Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick, NJ), and the National Museum (Berlin, Germany.) Artworks by Frank Badur are included in numerous public collections nationally and internationally including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), and the Museum für Konkrete Kunst (Ingolstadt, Germany.)


1944
Born in Oranienburg, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin and Finland.


Solo Exhibitions

2016
Frank Badur - Malerei, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2014
Frank Badur, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany


2013
About Color, Galerie Wenger, Zürich, Switzerland
About Drawing, Galerie Bernard Jordan Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

2012
Silence (With Tyler Adams), LAProjects, Landshut, Germany
FRANK BADUR, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany

2011
Mostly Red, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Back from the Island, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2010
Frank Badur - Holzschnitte, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zürich, Switzerland

2009
Deuce, Hamish Morrison Gallery, Berlin, Germany
True Colours – Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Jordan - Seydoux, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany

2007
Galerie Carmen Weber, Zug, Switzerland
Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany

2006
Espace Fanal, Basel, Switzerland

2005
berlin/new york, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Galerie Nicole Schlègl, Zürich, Switzerland

2004
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
Fruehsorge Galerie Für Zeichnung, Berlin, Germany
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Galerie Am See, Zug, Switzerland
Galerie Verger, Tokyo

2002
Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Galerie Wack, Kaiserslautem
Kunstmuseum Ahlen
Fassbender-Van Straaten Gallery, Chicaco, IL

2001
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland

2000
Mönchehaus Museum, Stuttgart
Barmenla, Wuppertal

1999
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Galerie am See, Zug, Switzerland
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart

1998
Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

1997
Kunstmuseum Ystad, Sweden
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Schlegl, Zürich, Switzerland

1996
Galerie Heimesshoff, Essen
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart

1995
Bielefelder Kunstverein
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie am Zee, Zug, Switzerland

1994
Galerie Schlegl, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden
Dortmunder Kunstverein
Galerie Gutsch, Berlin
Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis

1993
Galerie Grosse Bleiche, Mainz
Kunstmuseum, Heidenheim
Galerie Fischlin, Genf
Galerie Aspekty, Warsaw

1992
Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerij Jeanne Buytaert, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie Wack, Kaiserlautern
Galerie am See, Zug, Switzerland

1991
Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Gutsch, Berlin, Germany
Ersgard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Institut fur moderne Kunst in der SchmidtBank-Galerie, Nürnberg, Germany
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Studio A, Ottendorf

1990
Kunsthalle zu Kiel
Edward Thorden Gallery, Göteborg
Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis
Galerie Schlegl, Zürich

1989
Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Inken Nowald, Berlin, Germany
Edward Thorden Gallery, Göteborg
Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany
Galerie Carla Fuehr, Munich, Germany
Graf & Schelbe Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Synagoge, Kunstverein Oerlinghausen


Group Exhibitions

2017
Hybrid Forms, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2016
Papier/Paper V, Zeichnungen, Clement & Schneider, Bonn, Germany
 


2015
Three Painters, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
See Me, Feel Me, Margaret Thatcher Project, New York, NY
Papier, Galeria Bernard Jordan, Zurich, Switzerland
Grids #2, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, The Netherlands
Starting Grid, Morrison Display Gallery, London, England
Editionen, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zurich, Switzerland
Intro, Galerie Clement & Schneider, Bonn, Germany
Die Sammlung Klutsch, Museum Haus Ludwib, Saarlouis, Germany
Circus, Jordan/Seydoux-Drawings & Prints, Berlin, Germany 


2014
(Katalog), Saarland Museum, Saarbrucken, Germany
Cadence, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Papier/Paper IV, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, Germany

2013
Catch As Catch Can, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Built Pictures, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany
Dialog Across Borders, East German Gallery, Regensburg, Germany
System and Sensuality, National Museum, Berlin, Germany
Art=Text=Art, Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Arts, Hafnaborg, Iceland
Sammlung Grauwinkel 1982-2012, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary
BLACK / / WHITE, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
New Year 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2012
Cut, Drawn, Painted: Works on Paper, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Fallen into Chaos & Order, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Notations: Contemporary Drawings As Idea And Process from the Sally and Wynn
Kramarsky Collection, New York, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, St. Louis, MI
ART=TEXT=ART: Works by Contemporary Artists from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky
Collection, New York. Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
PAPIER / PAPER II, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn (catalogue), Germany
Rasterfahndung: Das Raster In Der Kunst Nach 1945 (catalogue), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart,
Germany
Anschlussel, London/Berlin, Centre for Recent Drawing, London, England
Work- Work-Work, Museum Liner, Appenzell, CH, Switzerland
Berlin Zeichnet, Stadtgalerie Kiel (catalog, Text Beat Reifenschied), Kiel, Germany
Seeing Red, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Dialog uber Grenzen, Die Sammlung Riese, (catalog)
Angermuseum, Efurt, Germany
WORK-WORK-WORK, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

2011
Back From The Island, Hamish Morrison Galerie - Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
Een Keuze / Hedendaagse Duitse Tekeningen, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, Netherlands
Anschlüssel London / Berlin, Centre for Recent Drawing, Fruehsorge
Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky
Collection, New York, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
PAPIER/PAPER, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, Germany
DRAWN / TAPED / BURNED: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, NY

2011
Medium Papier, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg
Berlin Zeichnet, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz (Katalog)
Ganz Konkret Ii, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland

2009
Why Patterns? - Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany
Colour Recall, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Editionen, Jordan Seydoux – Drawings & Prints, Berlin, Germany
Deuce Drawers Paint – Painters Draw, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Drawings, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Notation, Form Und Kalkül In Den Künsten, Zkm, Karlsruhe
Zeichnen, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2008
Edges Of Darkness, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin
Notation, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin
Farbsinn, Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zürich, Switzerland
Raumwechsel 10, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg
New Drawings, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Gestern War – Heute Ist, Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany

Collections
Ahrenberg Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK
Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Ausstellungsges. Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Barmenia, Wuppertal, Germany
Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum, Berlin
Bermingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, France
Bois Art Museum, Boise, ID
Botschaft d. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Helsinki, Finland
Botschaft d. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Tokyo, Japan
Bundesbaudirektion, Bonn, Germany
Bundesministerium der Justiz, Berlin
Bundesministerium f. Arbeit u. Sozialordnung, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin, Germany
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA
BW-Bank, Stuttgart, Germany
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
City of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
M.K. Ciurlionis-Kunstmuseum, Kaunas, Lithuania
Daimler Art Collection, Berlin,Germany
Davis Museum, Wellesley, MADelaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Deutsche Bibliothek, Leipzig, Germany
Ege Kunst- und Kulturstiftung, Freiburg, Germany
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
Sammlung Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Kássak Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Werner H. and Sarah Ann Kramarsky, New York, NY
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany
Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Kunstraum A. Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Menill Collection, Houston, TX
Modern Art Gallery – Vass László Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Mönchehaus Museum f. mod. Kunst, Goslar, Germany
Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Musée d’art, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Musée de Cambrai, France
Musee des Ursulines, Macon, France
Museum für bildende Künste, Budapest, Hungary
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany
Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Muzeum Okregowe, Chelm, Poland
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Neuberger Museum Purchase, New York, NY
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Janus Pannonius Muzeum, Pécs, Hungary
Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Progressive, Mayfield Heights, OH
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Kassel, Germany
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, Germany
Staatsbibliothek München, Germany
Städtische Galerie, Berg. Gladbach, Germany
Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Reutlingen, Germany
Städtisches Museum, Mülheim, Germany
Svenska Handelsbanken, Stockholm, Sweden
Sammlung Stinnes, Mülheim, Germany
Taidemuseo, Kemi, Finland
TetraPak Collection, Hochheim, Germany
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Sammlung UBS, Zürich, Switzerland
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro NC
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln, Germany
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Bibliography

2012
Nackman, Rachel and Wynn Kramarsky, “Notations: Contemporary Drawings as Idea and
Process”, from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection New York
Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, St Louis, MI, USA

2011
McEvily, Kathleen, “Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists”, Zimmerli Art
Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Stiftung Riese, Michaela, Diaglog Uber Grenzen- Die Sammlung Riese, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lubeck (catalog) Rythmus und Struktur, Ostdeutsche Gallerie, Regensburg, Germany