Aura Rosenberg

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from the ongoing series: The Dialectical Porn Rock, since 1989 © courtesy SASSA TRÜLZSCH, Berlin
Lu & Mo / Matt Mullican, 1996 © Aura Rosenberg
Joe & Carmen / James Siena , 1996 © Aura Rosenberg
Tony & Ty / Gerald Jackson , 1996 © Aura Rosenberg
Bram / Christopher Williams, 1996 © Aura Rosenberg
The Dialectical Porn Rock, 1988 - 1992 © Aura Rosenberg
The Dialectical Porn Rock, 1988 - 1992 © Aura Rosenberg
The Dialectical Porn Rock, 1988 - 1992 © Aura Rosenberg
Fossil Bed, 2002 43" X 79" © Aura Rosenberg
Classical Hall , 2002 43" X 78" © Aura Rosenberg
Bird of Paradise , 2002 43" X 55" © Aura Rosenberg
Head Shots, 2000 © Aura Rosenberg
Head Shots, 2000 © Aura Rosenberg
Head Shots, 2000 © Aura Rosenberg
The Carousel, 1993 - 2000 © Aura Rosenberg
Socks Open, 1993 - 2000 © Aura Rosenberg
© Courtesy of the artist & Martos Gallery
Untitled, 2012
Untitled (Couple with Flowers), 2013 Inkjet Print, Acrylic Paint On Canvas 6 1/2 X 10 Inches © the artist and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs
Untitled: The Golden Age (Red Dress with Props), 2013 Acrylic And Ink Jet Print On Aluminum (Framed) 6 1/2 × 10 In / 16.5 × 25.4 Cm © The Artist and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs, Los Angeles
Sam Lewitt / Carmen, 2008 76 X 60 In / 193 X 152.4 Cm © The Artist & Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles
Quick Facts
New York
Lives in
Berlin and New York
Works in
Berlin and New York


Solo Exhibits

2008     Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2006     Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2003     Kathe Kollwitzplatz Lightbox Project, Berlin, Germany

2002     Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie 20/21, Essen, Germany

2001     daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

1998     Wooster Gardens, New York, NY

Windows, Brussels, Belgium

1997     Richard Telles Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California

1996     Art and Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
Galerie Moussion, Paris, France

1994     Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1993     Likorfabrik, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1989     White Room, White Columns, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibits

2008     Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland

            Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

            Shot Spot, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

            Too Hot Not to be Naked, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

          Black Noise/Exit Dark Matter, cneai = centre national de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Chatou, France

2007     Black Noise, MAMCO, Musee d'art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

            Stundenbuch-The Book of Hours, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

            Neointegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

            The Friends' Meeting,, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

            ev+a, curated by Klaus Ottmann, Limerick, Ireland

2006      Exquisite Corpse, (curated by Bob Nickas), Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY

            The Bong Show or This Is Not a Pipe, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY

           Into Me/Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, traveled to KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, and Macro Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

            Screening, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, England

            Dark Places, curated by Joshua Dector, Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2005     Alle-Gory, (curated by Laurence Rickels), Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Helden für Heute, CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d'art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland

           Baroque and Neo Baroque, The Hell of the Beautiful, Domus Artium 2000, Salamanca, Spain

           The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, curated by Trinie Dalton, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA,

           Black Noise, A memorial comic book project for Steven Parrino, initiated by John Armleder, Amy Granat and Mai-Thu Perret, Ecart Booth, ArtBasel

           Blick auf Carmen (Seeing Carmen), Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

           Face Value, (curated by Suzanne Anker), New York Academy of Science, New York, NY

2004     Das Wunder Mensch/Parameter of Life- International Photography, Museum of Modern Art, Passau, Germany

          FACE TO FACE The F.C. Gundlach Collection, Langhans Galerie Prague, Czech Republic

          Wo liegt Berlin? Fotographische Annäherungen an eine Stadt (Where is Berlin? Photographic Approaches to a City), Brotfabrik Galerie, Berlin, Germany

           Made in Berlin, curated by Zdenek Felix, Artforum, Berlin, Germany
          Aufruhr der Gefühle. Leidenschaften in der zeitgenessischen Fotografie (Passion in Contemporary Photography), Photo Museum Brauschweig, Braunschweig, Germany; traveled to Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany
           Writing Images Ideas: Walter Benjamin and the Art of the Present Day, (curated by Prof. Dr. Detlev Schettler and Barbara Straka), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
           I am the Walrus, (curated by Jan Avgikos), Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY
          Maternal Metaphors, (curated by Meryl Chernick), Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY
          Beyond Compare: Women Photographers on Beauty, Ogilvy & Mather for Dove, Toronto, Canada, travels to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottowa
           bb3 (Berlin Biennale 3), Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

           Fotografie 2, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany

2003     Antonio Cardillo, Varese, Italy

       A Clear Vision: Photographic Works from the F.C. Gundlach Collection, Deichtorhalle, Hamburg Germany
         Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, White Columns, New York, NY

        Afternoon Delight, (curated by Max Henry), Caren Golden Gallery, New York, NY
        Double Bind, (curated by Signe Thiell), Kanstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, traveled to Paula Modersohn Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

2002     Geschichten (Histories), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

2001     Enduring Love, Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

2000      Presume innocents, L'art contemporain et l'enfance, Muse d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

            Die Verletzte Diva, The Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

1999     Mugshots, (curated by Saul Ostrow), Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut

            Children of Berlin, (curated by Klaus Biesenbach), P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

           Stadtluft. Der urbane Raum als Medium von Macht, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany traveled to Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

           Dusk, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
           Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts
           Pink for Boys/Blue for Girls), NGBK, Berlin, Germany
           Berliner Kindheit, Art Resource Transfer, New York, New York

1998     Pure Essence and Presumed Innocence, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Sarnico, Italy

           Love and Desire, Musee de l'Elysee Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

          The Body, (curated by Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne), Skopelos, Greece

           Private Worlds, Maureen gallace, Aura Rosenberg, Sue Williams, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

           AIDS WORLDS: Between Resignation and Hope, (curated by Frank Wagner), Center of

          Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland, traveled to Centro d'ArteContemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland

           Presumed Innocence, (curated by Jean Crutchfield), Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University, traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

1997     Heaven, (curated by Joshua Dector), P.S.1, Long Island City, New York

            On the Threshhold of the Visible, (curated by Ralph Rugoff), Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, traveled to Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore; Art Gallery of  Ontario, Toronto; Art Gallery of Windsor; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; Edmonton Art Gallery; Laguna Art Museum

              Gothic, (curated by Christoph Grunenberg), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

            Someone Else With My Fingerprints (curated by Wilhelm Scharmann), David Zwirner

            Gallery, New York, traveled to Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; August Sander

            Archiv; Stiftung Kultur, Cologne; Kunstverein Munich; Kunsthaus Hamburg

1996     100 Photos, American Fine Arts, New York, New Yorko:p>

           Delirium (curated by W.M. Hunt), Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, New Yorko:p>

           Interventions (curated by Thomas Busch), Stiftung Starke, Berlino:p>

          The Comic Depiction of Sex in American Art, Lisa Ungar Galerie im Haus 19, Munich, Germany

           Model Salon (organized by Alanna Heiss), Clocktower Gallery, New York

1995     In Search for a Storehouse (curated by Piotr Nathan), Nurnberger Kunstverein, Nurenberg, Germany

              Gang Warfare (curated by Michael Corris and Marjorie Myers), The MAC Foundation,  Dallas; traveled to The Independent Art Space, London, England
           Club Berlin (organized by Klaus Biesenbach), XLVI Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
           The Moderns (curated by Tony Payne), Feature Gallery, New York, New York
           Hetrick-Martin Benefit, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, New York
           Bettenausstellung (curated by Piotr Nathan), Hotel-Pension Nurnberger Eck, Berlin, Germany

                Pittura/Immedia (curated by Peter Weibel), Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria; traveled to Mucsarnoc, Palace of Art, Budapest, Hungary
           Mapping (organized by Peter Fend), American Fine Arts, New York, New York
            Verisimilitude and the Utility of Doubt (curated by Bill Arning and Gregory Crewdson),  White Columns, New York, NY

           Aura Rosenberg/John Miller, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

           Who Chooses Who, New Museum Benefit Show, New Museum, New York, New York

1994     Sammlung Volkman, Berlin, Germany

            Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York

            Before the Dawn's Early Light, (basement installation), Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

            The Use of Pleasure (curated by Robert Nickas), Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, California

           Jet Lag (curated by Gert Rappenecker), Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany

1993     Frauenkunst, Mannerkunst, Kunstverein Kippenberger, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
            Real, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
       Go Down Stairs Diagonally (curated by Paul McCarthy), Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Martin Kippenberger, "Candidature for a Retrospective" (organized by Roberto Ohrt), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

             Open Air (curated by Andreas Wegner), Bremen, Germany

1992      Eileen Cowin, Aura Rosenberg, Nancy Spero, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, California
             Eternal Light (curated by Jan Riley), In Situ, Cincinnati, Ohio
            Getting to kNOw You (curated by Christoph Tannert and Dean McNeil) Kunstlerhaus Bethanien

            Tatoos, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York

            Nan Goldin, Svetlana Kopystianski, Piotr Nathan, Aura Rosenberg, Werwerka & Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Germany

            The Sexual Self, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Koln, Germany

              Informationdienst, Galerie Schmitz, Kassel, Germany; traveled to Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart; Kubinski Galerie, Koln; Unfair, Koln; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; Art Acker, Berlin; Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich; Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg;  Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich; Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; Goethe Haus, New York, New York

              Addressing the Forbidden (curated by Alasdair Foster), Brighton Arts Festival, England

1991      Cannibal Eyes (curated by Ron Platt), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

             Bruno Brunnett Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

             Presenting Rearwards (curated by Ralph Rugoff), Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               Gullivers Reisen/Gulliver's Travels, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Koln, Germany

                 Frederich Naumann Stiftung, Bonn, Germany, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, New York

1990       The Abortion Project (curated by Chrysanne Stathakos), Simon Watson Gallery, New

                York, New York; Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

              Viral Infection (curated by Charles Wright, Jr.), Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York

              Heart in Mouth (curated by Nick Taggart), Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              All Quiet on the Western Front (curated by Antoine Candau & Girard Delsot), Paris, France

             Update, White Columns, New York, NY & Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY

             Sex and Language (curated by Chrysanne Stathakos), Garnett Press, Toronoto, Canada
             Nahan Contemporary Art (curated by Robert Morgan), New York, New York
            Tell It Like It Is, Fiction/Non-fiction, New York, New York

1989       Embracing Mystery (curated by Jude Schwendenwein), Souyun Yi Gallery, New York, NY

              American Fine Arts, New York, New York
               Fiction/Non-fiction, New York, New York

             Erotophobia, Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY

1988     Reconciling Modes: Painting Between Poesies and Logic (curated by G. Roger Denson),

            Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY

1987      A Distanced Romance (curated by Bill Arning), Jeffrey Neale Gallery, New York,

                 Berkshire Art Association Drawing Invitational (curated by Linda Shearer), Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
              Benefit show, New Museum of Contemporary Art
              New Visions in Contemporary Art: The RSM Company Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

1984      4 Painters, Baskerville + Watson Gallery, New York, New York
              Cable Gallery, New York, NY

              Evolution (curated by Jay Gorney), East 7th Street Gallery, New York, New York

1983       Hallwalls (curated by Claudia Gould), Buffalo, New York
             Borrowed Time (curated by Carole Ann Klonarides), Baskerville-Watson Gallery, New York, NY

1982      The Drawing Center, New York, NY
             The Edge of Night (curated by Carole Ann Klonarides), Yves Arman Gallery, New York, NY
             7 Painters (curated by Ronny Cohen), P.S. 122, New York, NY
             Moonlighting (curated by Carole Ann Klonarides), Josef Gallery, New York, NY

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