John Kleckner

Chronology

Biography

1978Born in Iowa
2002Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City
2010–2012Adjunct Professor, New York University, Berlin
since 2013Adjunct Professor, Bard College, Berlin
  
Lives and works in Berlin.
  

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017John Kleckner: Years Disappear, Galerie Judin, Berlin
2015John Kleckner, Galerie Dukan, Paris
2013John Kleckner: My Building Disappeared, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2012John Kleckner: Lesser-Known Surrealist Drawings, Fruit and Flower Deli, Stockholm
2011John Kleckner: Grazie, Prego, Scusi, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo
2010John Kleckner: An Ear in a Pond, a Tooth in the Wall, a Knife in the Socket, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens
2009John Kleckner: The Master Cleanser, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
John Kleckner: The 40 Seasons, Peres Projects, Berlin
2006John Kleckner, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
John Kleckner, Peres Projects, Berlin
  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015Dead: A Celebration of Mortality, Saatchi Gallery, London
Viaggio in Sicilia: When the Landscape Listens, Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo
2013Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
BERLIN.STATUS 2, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2011A Painting Show, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Berlin
BigMinis: Fetishes of Crisis, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
2010Premio Lissone 2010, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone
Thrice upon a time, Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
Videodrome, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Berlin
Waking The Dead, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Berlin
2009Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Opéra Rock, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Aura, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
2008Der Autorität. Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg
Nevertheless, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The End Was Yesterday Part II, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
2007Destroy Athens: 1st Athens Biennial, Athens
RAW: Among the Ruins, Marres − Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
2006Panic Room. Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens
2005The Zine UnBound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
A Fantasy, Arena 1, Santa Monica
2003RETREAT, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
  

Selected Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Miettinen Collection, Helsinki and Berlin
Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens
Saatchi Gallery, London
Olbricht Collection
  

Publications

  

Monograph

2017John Kleckner: Years Disappear. Edited by Juerg Judin and Pay Matthis Karstens. Exh. cat. Galerie Judin, Berlin. Berlin: Galerie Judin
  

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

2015Viaggio in Sicilia: When the Landscape Listens. Edited by Valentina Bruschi. Exh. cat. Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo. Palermo: Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia
2013Paper. Edited by Philippa Adams. Exh. cat. Saatchi Gallery, London. London: Saatchi Gallery
BERLIN.STATUS 2. Edited by Sven Drühl and Christoph Tannert. Exh. cat. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Bönen: Kettler
2011BigMinis: Fetishes of Crisis. Edited by Alex Vaillant. Exh. cat. CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Berlin: Sternberg Press
2010Thrice Upon a Time. Edited by Richard Julin, Elisabeth Millqvist, Tessa Praun and Karin Thunberg. Exh. cat. Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm. Stockholm: Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art
2009Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. Edited by Christian Rattemeyer. Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York: Museum of Modern Art
Opéra Rock. Edited by Alexis Vaillant. Exh. cat. CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Berlin and New York: Sternberg Press
2008Légende. Edited by Alexis Vaillant. Exh. cat. Domaine departemental Chamarande. Berlin and New York: Sternberg Press
2007RAW: Among the Ruins. Edited by Lisette Smits and Alexis Vaillant. Exh. cat. Marres − Centre for Contemporary Culture. Rotterdam: Veenman
Destroy Athens: 1st Athens Biennial. Edited by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos. Exh. cat. 1st Athens Biennial. Athens: Futura