Christian Boltanski

1944–2021

Awards

1993

Günther Fruhtrunk-Preis, Akedemieverein Munich

1994

Kunstpreis Aachen

1997

Roland-Preis for Art in public spaces by Stiftung Bremer Bildhauerpreis

2001

NORD/LB Award, Hannover

2006

Praemium Imperiale (for sculpture), Japan Art Association, Tokyo

2007

Créateurs Sans Frontières, award for visual arts by Cultures France (ex AFAA)

2008

Adenauer – de Gaulle Prize together with Anselm Kiefer

2015

Premi Internacional Julio González de la Generalitat Valenciana

Selected Collections

ARCO Collection, Madrid, Spain
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain
CAPC - Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Es Baluard, Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Bourgogne, France
FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Lorraine, France
FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Limousin, Limoges, France
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, United States
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., United States
IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne Rhône Alpes, France
ING Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
IVAM - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, United States
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland
K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, United States
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
MAC - Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
MAC’s Grand Hornu - Musée des Arts Contemporains, Boussou, Belgium
MAC Val - Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Magasin III, Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
MAMAC - Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain Nice, Nice, France
MART - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, United States
MCBA - Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, United States
MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, TX, United States
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MI, United States
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia
MUHKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France
Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Riso – Museo regionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France
Rubell Museum, Miami, FL, United States
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, United States
Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, United States
SLG - South London Gallery, London, England
SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Germany
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Tate, London, England
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
USC Fisher Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MI, United States
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Zentrum für internationale Lichtkunst, Unna, Germany
ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021

"Danach", Kewenig, Berlin, Germany
"Après", Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
"Animitas", Noguchi Museum, New York, NY, United States

2019

"Faire son temps", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Animitas", Hellbrunn Sculpture Park, Salzburg, Austria
"Lifetime", Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan; travelled to National Art Center, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka
"Animitas", Espace Louis Vuitton,Tokyo, Japan

2018

"Forced Labourers – Memorial at Völklinger Hütte", World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks, Saarbrücken, Germany
"Lifetime", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Storage Memory", The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
"Éphémères", Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England
"Saynètes Comiques", Librairie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2017

"NA", Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Animitas", Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany
"Misterios", Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Works", Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany
"Anime. Di luogo in luogo", MAMBO - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2016

"Animitas - les Âmes Qui Murmurent", Teien Art Museum Metropolitan, Tokyo, Japan
"Départ Arrivée", IVAM - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
"Animitas", MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, México

2015

"DOPO", Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
"La Salle des Pendus", MACS – Musée des Arts Contemporains Grand Hornu, Le Grand Hornu, Belgium
"Les Archives du Cœur", MAMBO – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
"Sombras", La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
"Faire-part", Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
"In the Blink of an Eye", Cricoteka Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Poland

2014

"Almas", Museo Nacional Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile
"19.924.458 +/-", SESC Pompéia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Chance", Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Australia; travelled to Sydney Festival, Sydney
"Heart Beat Archive", Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia
"Inventory of the Objects Belonging to a Young Man of Oxford", Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England

2013

"Grosse Hamburger Strasse", Kewenig, Berlin, Germany
"Moved", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2012

"Migrantes", MUNTREF - Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Chance", Nederlands Fotomueum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
"Heartbeats", Nahum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
"The Heart Archive", IHME Project 2012, Helsinki, Finland
"Chance", Casa Franca-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011

"Sans Fin", Fondazione Volume!, Rome, Italy
"Signature", Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2010

"Danach", Kewenig, Cologne, Germany
"Chance", French Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Les Archives du Coeur", MAC/VAL - Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
"Personnes", Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, France
"Les Archives du Coeur", MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia
"Personnes", Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2009

"La Vie Possible", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
"Vanitas", Artproject Salzburg, Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg, Austria

2008

"Monuments Noirs", Kewenig, Cologne, Germany
"Serce", Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2007

"Herzschlag", Pfefferberg, Berlin, Germany
"6 Septembres", Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States

2006

"Zeit ", Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
CAPC – Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, Franc

2005

"6 Septembres", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"Ultime Notizie", PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
"Prendre la Parole", Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

2004

"Zeit", Kewenig, Cologne, Germany

2003

"Entre Temps", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2002

"La Vie Impossible de Christian Boltanski", Jule Kewenig Galerie, Frechen, Germany
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
"Les Abonnés du Téléphone", South London Gallery, London, England
"Sombras", Museo de Santa Rosa, Puebla, Mexico
"Faire Part", Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

2001

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States
"La Vie Impossible", Anhaltinische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Germany
"Revenir", Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warshaw, Poland
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany
"Lichtmesz", Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany
Foksal Galerie, Warsaw, Poland

2000

"Le Regard Égoïste 1", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Reflexion", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, United States

1999

"Les Enfants de Dijon", Galerie des Franciscains, Nantes, France
"L'Album Photographique de Christian Boltanski 1948-1956", Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
"Gymnasium Chases", Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
"Sombras", Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela ; travelled to Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

1998

"Inventaire des livres publiés entre 1969 et 1997", Galerie Dorottya, Budapest, Hungary
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, England
"So Far", Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, United States
"Compra / Venta", El Almudin, Valencia, Spain
"Dernières Années", ARC - Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"Night in August", Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
"Archives 1988", Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouville Saint- Clair, France
Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark

1997

"Le Voyage d'Hiver", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
"Pentimenti", Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa delle Rose, Bologna, Italy
"Los Justos", MACBA - Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
"Les Registres du Grand-Hornu", Magasin au Foin, Hornu, Belgium
"Verloren in München", Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
"Derniers Jours", Château de Plieux, Plieux, France

1996

"Inventar aller Bücher, verlegt zwischen 1969 und 1995 von Christian Boltanski", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
"Glück auf!", Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
"Alltag", Theater der Welt, Dresden, Germany
"Sterblich", Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany "Menschlich", Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, Germany
"Passie ", De Pont Stichting, Tilburg, Netherlands

1995

"Lost: New York Projects", Public Art Fund, New York, NY, United States
Musée de la Cohue, Vannes, France (two-person exhibition with Ilya Kabakov)
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States
French Academy, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
"Gymnasium Chases", Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany; travelled to Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
"The Work People of Halifax 1877–1982", Henry Moore Studio, Halifax, England
"Menschlich", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
"Advento and other times", CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1994

"Retrospective", Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
"Lost", Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
"Lost", Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
"The Lost Workers", Henry Moore Studio, Halifax, England
Église Saint-Eustache, Paris, France
Obala Art Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Dispersion", Fundació Espai Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain
"Lost Property", Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
"Les Habitants de Malmö", Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
"Leçons de Ténèbres", Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
"Menschlich", Ludwig-Forum, Aachen, Germany
"Réserve", Galerie Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Brüssels, Belgium
"Réserve des enfants de Duisburg", Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, United States

1993

Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, Germany
"Gymnasium Chases", Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Graphische Sammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
"Les Suisses Morts", Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Schenkung Christian Boltanski", Valentin-Musäum im Isartor, Munich, Germany
"Books, Prints, Printed Matter, Ephemera", New York Public Library, New York, NY, United States
"Hinter verschlossenen Türen", Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
"Diese Kinder suchen ihre Eltern", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

1992

Lisson Gallery, London, England
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo-Fundación Cultural Televisa, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris, France

1991

"Archives", Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States "Reconstitution", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
"Memento Mori und Schattenspiel", Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX, United States
"Inventar", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
"Conversation Piece", Lisson Gallery, London, England
"La Réserve des Suisses Morts", Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
"Les Bougies", Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, United States

1990

"Archives", Galerie du Cloitre, Rennes, France
"Meurtres", Galerie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Réserve", Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel, Switzerland
"Réserves", Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France
"Reconstitution", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; travelled to Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherland; Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya, Japan
ATM Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan
"Contes d'Été", Musée Départemental, Rochechouart, France (two-person exhibition with Annette Messager)
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States
"Les Affinités Sélectives", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Invitation à ... Christian Boltanski", Chapelle de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France

1989

"Archives", Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
"Lessons of Darkness", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; travelled to University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, United States; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
"La Fête du Purim", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
"Odessa", Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, Greece
Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Galerie Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Église Saint Martin du Méjan, Arles, France (two-person exhibition with Annette Messager)
Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, United States

1988

"Lessons of Darkness", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, United States; travelled to MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Galerie Pablo et Pandora van Dijk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
"El Caso", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States
Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht, Netherlands
Galerie Bébert, Rotterdam, Netherlands
"El Caso", Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France

1987

Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France
"Le Lycée Chases", Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Galerie Chantal Boulanger, Montreal, Canada
"Le Lycée Chases", Maison de la Culture et de la Communication, Saint-Étienne, France
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria
"Théâtre de Christian Boltanski", Maison de la Culture, La Rochelle, France

1986

"Leçons de Ténèbres", Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
"Leçons de Ténèbres", Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
"Christian Boltanski. Peindre Photographier", Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France
Galerie des Arènes, Nîmes, France
"Monuments", Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France
"Leçons de Ténèbres", Festival d'Automne, Chapelle de la Salpétrière, Paris, France
Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland

1985

"Monuments", Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Ex-Stalloni, Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy

1984

"Filme von Christian Boltanski", Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France
Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden- Baden, Germany
Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Galerie t'Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1983

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, United States

1982

Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, United States
Nieuwe Museum De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands

1981

Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland
"Compositions", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
"The Archives", Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, Hasselt, Belgium

1980

"Compositions", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

1979

"Les Modèles. Cinq Relations Entre Texte et Image", Maison de la Culture, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Galerie Erwin Stegentritt, Dudweiler, Germany
"Projections", The Kitchen, New York, NY, United States
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, United States
"Œuvres de 1974–1975", Centre Culturel Communal, Saint Pierre-des-Corps, France

1978

Galerie Jöllenbeck, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland
"Arbeiten 1968-1978", Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
"School Project", PS 1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY, United States
Galerie Foksal – PSP, Warsaw, Poland
Salon Krytykow, Lublin, Poland
"Show de Noël", Le Coin du Miroir, Dijon, France

1977

Galerie Art Actuel, Nancy, France
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
Galerie Seriaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Les Vacances", Centre d'Art et de Communication, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Galleria Bruno Soletti, Milan, Italy
"Stories and Posters", La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, United States

1976

"Modellbilder: das Glück, die Schönheit und die Träume", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Galerie Seriaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Paris zeigt Filme", Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
"Photographies couleurs. Images modèles", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, United States

1975

"Komische Eenakters" Galerie Seriaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Zum Totlachen", Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; travelled to Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
"Tolkar Minnen Fran Barndomen", Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden
"Souvenirs de Jeunesse Interprétés par Christian Boltanski", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie St. Petri, Lund, Sweden
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, United States
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
"Saynettes Comiques", Galleria Enzo Cannaviello, Rome, Italy
Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia

1974

"Le Musée de Christian Boltanski. 1966–1974", Musée Archéologique, Dijon, France
"Christian Boltanski", Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galleria Forma, Genoa, Italy
Galerie Sankt-Pétri, Lund, Sweden
"Affiches, Accesoires, Décors, Documents Photographiques", Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
"Sammlung Lustiger Einakter, dargestellt von Christian Boltanski", Kunsthalle, Kiel, Germany; travelled to Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
"Les Inventaires des Objets Ayant Appartenu à une Femme de Bois-Colombe", CNAC - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
"Inventaire des Objets Ayant Appartenu à un Enfant du Danemark", Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

1973

Galerie Folker Skulima, Berlin, Germany
Musée Municipal du Costume Militaire, Fontainebleau, France; travelled to Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Étienne; Musée Municipal des Ursulines, Macon; Musée de Cognac, Cognac; Biennale des Nuits de Bourgogne, Dijon
Studio Sant'Andrea, Milan, Italy
"Dispersions à l'Amiable", Musée Social, Paris, France

1971

Galerie M. E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France

1970

ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Galerie Ben Dout de Tout, Nice, France

1969

Galerie Claude Givaudan, Paris, France

1968

"La Vie Impossible de Christian Boltanski", Cinéma Le Ranelagh, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

"Monument", K11 MUSEA L6, Art & Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
"Wilde Kindheit", Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria

2020

"(Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of the Holocaust Survivors", Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia
"Le Mauvais Oeil", FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2019

"Rothko in Lampedusa", Palazzo Querini, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Vergessen – Warum wir nicht alles erinnern“, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany
"Licht. Schatten. Spuren", 100 Jahre Bauhaus, Akademie der Künste, Berlin,
Germany
"The Dark Side - Who is afraid of the Dark?", Musja, Roma, Italy
"Ombres de la Renaissance à nos Jours", Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland

2018

"Das letzte Bild. Fotografie und Tod", C/O Berlin Foundation, Berlin, Germany
"1914–1918 Damals nicht, jetzt nicht, niemals!", Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
"Melancholia", Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

2017

Manif d'art8 – Québec Biennial, Québec, Canada
Bienalsur, Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016

"Loss. In memory of Babi Yar", Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015

"Go –Betweens: Children who Cross the Borders", Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Japan
"Pliure", Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France
"All the World’s Futures", Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Do it (Adelaide)", Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia
"Three Narratives Memory", Fundación "La Caixa", Barcelona, Spain
"Fondazione Volume! – Passaggi", Musée d'Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France
"Phantom Bodies: the Human Aura in Art", Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, United States

2014

"Inside", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
"En el Camino", Palacio de Gelmírez, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
"I’m Still Here", Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
"Crime in Art", MOCAK - Mocak Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
"Symétrique Exotique", Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

2012

"Art and Press. Kunst. Wahrheit. Wirklichkeit.", Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; travelled to ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
"Beyond Memory", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
"Die subtile Gewalt der Dinge – Bilder gesellschaftlichen Wandels 11", Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany
"Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk", Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
"XXX. Europaratsausstellung. Verführung Freiheit. Kunst in Europa seit 1945", Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Manifesta 9, Limburg, Belgium
"Questions d'images (visages de sable)", Carré d'Art, Nîmes, France

2011

"Eroe", GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Torino, Turin, Italy
"Staging the Archive", MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal
"Le Château", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
"Absolute Installation", Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

2010

Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna, Germany
"Vom Leben gezeichnet. Leidenschaft in der Grafik der Moderne", Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
"La Revanche de l'Archive Photographique", Centre de la Photographie, Geneva, Switzerland
"Larger than Life - Stranger than Fiction", Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
"Photography and Everyday Life", Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
"Lebenslust und Totentanz", Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
"C'est la Vie! Vanités - de Pompéi à Damien Hirst", Musée Maillol, Paris, France
"Intensif-Station", K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009

"Die verborgene Spur. Jüdische Wege durch die Moderne", Felix-Nußbaum-Haus, Osnabrück, Germany
"Dispositivos Opticos. la Arquitectura Como Trayectorias de la Mirada", Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
"Ich, zweifellos", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
"En Mai, Fais ce qu’il te Plaît", Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France
"Shadows", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
"Spazio Libro d'Artista", Palazzo Manganelli, Catania, Italy
"The Human Stain", CGAC – Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
"1968. Die große Unschuld", Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
"Kunst und Öffentlichkeit", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
"Tierperspektiven Teil 1 und 2/ Tier-Werden Mensch-Werden", Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
"Gegen den Strich!", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
"Gestern oder im 2. Stock - Karl Valentin, Komik und Kunst seit 1948", Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
"Family Traces", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Sehnsucht nach dem Abbild - das Porträt im Wandel der Zeit", Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
"Dark Side 2 - Fotografische macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod", Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2008

"Von Kunst und Politik", Kunst-Raum im Deutschen Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
"Bildpolitiken", Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
"Made in Munich", Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
"Manifesto Marathon", Serpentine Gallery, London, England

2007

"Luce di pietra", Palazzo Farnese, Rome, Italy
"Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de Referencia", CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
"Ateliers – L'artiste et ses lieux de création", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Kopf an Kopf – Serielle Portraitfotografie", Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
"Beyond the Wall. Berlin – Freihafen der Künste", Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany

2006

"Spurensuche. Vergessen und Erinnern in der Gegenwartskunst", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
"Marc Quinn e Christian Boltanski", MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
"The Expanded Eye. Sehen – entgrenzt und verflüssigt", Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
"Dis-assembly", Serpentine Gallery in cooperation with North Westminter Community School, London, England
"Surprise, Surprise", ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
"Grand Promenade", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
"Vergessen und Erinnern in der Gegenwartskunst", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2005

"Faces in the Crowd, Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today" Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
"Künstler. Archiv", Archiv der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
"War is over. 1945–2005. La Libertà dell'arte", GAMEC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

2004

"The Artist as a Clown"; Grand Palais, Paris, France
"After Images"; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
"Schrift Bilder Denken: Walter Benjamin und die Kunst der Gegenwart", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
"Faces in the Crowd", Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2003

"Writing Identity", Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
"Independence", South London Gallery, London, England
"Aveugles et Invisibles", FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
"In Faccia al Mondo", Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy

2002

"Conceptes de l'Espai", Fundacío Joan Míro, Barcelona, Spain
"Iconoclash", ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Ars Photographica – Photographie und Künstlerbücher", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
"Tableaux Vivants-Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photographie, Film and Video", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
"From Pop to Now", Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, New York, NY, United States
"Moving Pictures", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY, United States
"L'Herbier et le nuage", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Hornu, Belgium
"Life Death Love Hate Pleasure Pain", MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, United States
"Les Années 70 l'art en cause", CAPC - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
"Zwischenzeit", MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
"L'Art mol et raide...", MAC - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
"Histoire d'en vivre", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
"Œil pour œil", Le Rectangle - Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Lyon, Lyon, France

2001

"Dialogue ininterrompu", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
"Kinderblicke. Kindheit und Moderne von Klee bis Boltanski", Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
"Schatten Risse – Silhouetten und Cutouts", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
"Vision", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
"Black Box", Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
"Voici cent ans d'art contemporain", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"The Return of the Real", Museum of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Facets of Memory", Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, United States
"Do It", Museo Carriloo Gil de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2000

"Diary", ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, Corner House, Manchester, England
"Quotidiana. Immagini della vita di ogni giorno nell'arte del XX secolo", Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
"Ich ist etwas Anderes", K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
"L'Empire du Temps", Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
"Présumés innocents", CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
"Auf Leben und Tod: Ein Ausstellungs- und Dialogprojekt der Diözese Rottenburg", Pragfriedhof und Forum St. Georg, Stuttgart, Germany
"Le Temps, vite", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"L'Ombra della ragione", GAM – Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
"Amnesia", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
"Beautiful Productions", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
"The Dark, Update #4", Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
"Voilà-le monde dans la tête", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"How you look at it", Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
"Kinder des XX. Jahrhunderts", Galerie der Stadt, Aschaffenburg, Germany

1999

"Mémoire – Présent", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
"Circa 1968", Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
"The Museum as Muse", MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
"Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland", Altes Museum and Neue Nationalgalerie - Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
"Face to Face to Cyberspace", Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
"La Mémoire-99", Académie de France à Rome, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy
"Private Eye – Crimes & Cases", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
"Zeitwenden – Ausblick", Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany; travelled to Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

1998

"Adieu", ex chiesa di S. Giovanni degli Almadiani, Viterbo, Italy
"Breaking Ground", Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, United States
"Presumed Innocence", Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States
"L’Œuvre au sens large", La Criée – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
"Face au Silence", FRAC – Fonds Régional d’art Contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
"Paradoxes of the Reality, the Reality of Utopia", The Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zacheta, Poland
"Artist's Proof", Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany; travelled to Kunsthalle, Nuremberg

1997

Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
"Made in France", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Rencontres d'Arles. Devoir de mémoire", Chapelle Saint-Anne, Arles, France
"For Heiner Müller", Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugual; travelled to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
"Veronica's Revenge", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; travelled to Cinéma Capitole, Arles, France; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
"Angel, Angel", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
"In Visible Light. Photography and Classification in Art, Science and The Everyday", Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
"Die Epoche der Moderne - Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert", Zeitgeist-Gesellschaft, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
"Da Picasso a Warhol. Da Dada a Dada. Le grandi provocazioni dell’Arte Moderna",Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
"Deep Storage – Arsenale der Erinnerung", Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; travelled to Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

1996

"Portraits", Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
"D'une Œuvre l'autre", Musée Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belgium
"By night", Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
"Islands", National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
"Some Grids", LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; CA, United States
"Thinking Print. Books to Billboards, 1980-95", MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
"Rudiments 5", MAMCO – Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1995

Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Hisa v Casu", Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"Where is Abel, thy brother", Galeria Zacheta, Warshaw, Poland
"Take me (I‘m yours)", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
"Unser Jahrhundert – Menschenbilder, Bilderwelten", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
"Ensayo general", Museo de Arte Carillo, Mexico City, Mexico; travelled to Biblioteca Luis Arango, Bogota, Colombia; Museo de Arte, Santiago de Chile, Chile
"Europe: Création et Récréation", Mücsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
"Corpus Delicti. Twe privé-verzamelingen", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
"La Sculpture de soi", Carré Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, France
"Living with Contemporary Art", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, England
"Els limits del museu", Fudacío Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
"Photocollages", Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Public Art Project, Rochdale Canal, Manchester, England
"Take me (I'm yours), Serpentine Gallery, London, England
"Photography and Beyond", Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, United States
"Of the Human Condition", Spiral Wacaol Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"Burnt Whole: Contemporary Artists on Reflect on the Holocaust", ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, United States
"Echanges d'espaces", Musée Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Identités et Affinités", Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Passions Privées", ARC, Paris, France
"Art as Witness", Kwangu Biennial, Seoul, South Korea
"The Body and the Lens", Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, United States

1994

"Do it", Kunsthalle Ritter, Klagenfurt, Austria
"Hors limites. L'art et la vie", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Pour les chapelles de Vence", Musée de Vence, Vence, France; travelled to Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône; CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"Même si c'est la nuit", CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
"Cloaca Maxima", Museum der Stadtentwässerung, Zurich, Switzerland
"Tuning up", Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
"Le Saut dans le vide", Künstlerhaus, Moscow, Russia
"...ou les oiseaux selon Schopenhauer", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Agen, France
"Arte in Francia. 1970–1993", Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
"Artist as Shaman – Shaman as artist", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, United States
Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Trace / Fragments / Ellipses", Galerie d'Art Moderne, New Delhi, India
"Zeitgenossen", Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
"Image Makers", Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor , NY, United States
"Beyond Recognition", National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
"Face à Face", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1993

Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"L'Autre à Montevideo. Hommage à Isidore Ducasse", Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay
"From the Insight out", Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States
"Gli anni 70 lo sguardo, la foto", Palazzina die Giardini Moderna, Bologna, Italy
"Frischluft", Wilhelm- Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany
"Konstruktion Zitat – kollektive Bilder in der Fotografie", Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
"Autoportraits contemporain – Here's looking at me", ELAC – Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France; travelled to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
"Da Brancusi a Boltanski", Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy
"Aanwinsten 1989–1993", Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
"Widerstand", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
"Danse Macabre", Abbaye aux Dames, FRAC - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Basse Normandie, Caen, France

1992

"À visage découvert", Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France
"Visions – Révisions", Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, United States
"Pour la suite du monde. Cahiers, propos et projets", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
"La Mémoire des formes", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Kerguéhennec, France
"Tesoros de la edad del oscuranismo en Europa", Centro Cultural Art Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
"Atelier de France – Kunst in Frankreich seit 1950", Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
"Francia Közelmut", Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
"Manifeste", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1991

"Une scène parisienne 1968–1972", Galerie d'Art et d'Essai-Criée Halle d'Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
"Visages", Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France
"Musée Rêvé", Musée Picasso, Antibes, France
"Constructive images: Synapse between photography and sculpture", Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, United States; travelled to Center for Creative photography, San José, CA
"Toward a new museum", Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, United States
"Figur, Ansichten von Figur in der Moderne", Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
"Zomeropstelling", Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
"Individualités. 14 Contemporary Artists from France", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
"The Interrupted Life", New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, United States
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
"Fotografia. Individualne pozicije", Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1990

"Francja Dzisiaj", Museum Narodowe, Warshaw, Poland; travelled to Museum Narodowe, Krakow, Poland
"Reorienting: Looking East", Third Eye Center, Glasgow, Scotland
"Die Endlichkeit der Freiheit", Gewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
"Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Gilbert & George, Jannis Kounellis, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Mario Merz", CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Sydney Biennial, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
"Nature Artificielle", Fondation Electricité de France, Paris, France
Paradox of Process", MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, United States
"L'Art en France. 1945–1990", Fondation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France

1989

"Les Magiciens de la Terre", Grande Halle de la Villette and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Ut Poesis Museum", Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
"Pasado Presente", Palacio de Sastago, Saragossa, Spain
"Histoires de Musée", ARC - Musée National d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"On the Art of Fixing a Shadow", National Gallery, Washington, D. C., United States; travelled to Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
"The Art of Photography", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, United States; travelled to Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia; Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
"2000 Years – the Presence of Times Past", Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
"L'Invention d'un Art", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Einleuchten: Will Vostell und Simul in HH", Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
"L'Art Sacré", Galerie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Une Autre Affaire", Le Consortium, Dijon, France
"Passé, Présent - Récits et Méandres", FRAC - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France; travelled to Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium
"Peinture Cinéma Peinture", Centre de la Vielle Charité, Marseille
"Prospect Photographie", Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
"Kunst der letzten 10 Jahre", Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1988

"From the Southern Cross. A View of World Art", Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
"Clarté", Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
"Zeitlos", Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
"Golem! Danger, Deliverance and Art", Jewish Museum, New York, NY, United States
"Saturne en Europe", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ancienne Douane and Musée de l'Œuvre Notre Dame, Strasbourg, France
"Balkon mit Fächer", Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany; travelled to Du Mont Kunsthalle,
"Art or Nature - 20th Century French Photography", Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
"Farbe Bekennen", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
"Photographie Art – Art Photographie", Centre Culturel d'Amiens, Amiens, France
"Die Rache der Erinnerung", Forum Stadtpark, Graz

1987

Documenta 8, Fridericianum, Kassel
Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Vit hed oude Europa. From the Europe of Old", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Terra Motus. Naples, Tremblement de Terre", Grand Palais, Paris, France
"Blow up", Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
"Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Anderen", Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
"Kunst heute in Frankreich", Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany; travelled to Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
"Wien Fluss", Wiener Secession, Vienna
"Leçons de Ténèbres", Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
"La Nouvelle Biennale de Paris", Nouvelles Halles de la Villette, Paris, France
São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
"Dialog", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
"Alles und noch viel mehr. Das poetische ABC", Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
"La Bande dessinée", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium
"Biennale des Friedens", Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"Atelier Polaroid", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
"Self-portrait in the age of photography", Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; travelled to Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1986

"Chambres d'amis", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
"Lumières. Perception – Projection", CIAC, Montréal, Canada
"Anciens et Nouveaux", Grand Palais, Paris, France

1984

"Individualités. Artisti francesi d'oggi", Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
"Märchen, Mythen, Monster", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; travelled to Kunstmuseum, Thun
"Écritures dans la peinture", CNAC - Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Villa Arson, Nice, France
"New Media II", Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
"Deux Régions en France", Palais des Beaux Arts, Charleroi, Belgium

1983

"Présence Discrète", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France
"Kunst mit Fotografie", Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany; travelled to Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln; Stadtmuseum, München; Kunstverein Schleswig-Holstein; Kunsthalle, Kiel
"Images Fabriquées", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1982

"'60-'80'. Attidudes, Concepts, Images", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft", Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
"Statements New York '82. Leading Contemporary Artists From France", New York, NY, United States
"Paris, France 1960–1980", Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts,Vienna, Austria
"Medium Photographie Künstler mit Photos", Kunsthalle, Kiel, Germany
"Kunst i Frakrike", Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
"Twelve Contemporary French Artists", Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, United States

1981

"Westkunst", Museen der Stadt Köln, Cologne, Germany
"Trigon 81", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
"Avantgarden-Retrospektiv", Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
"37 aktuelle konstnarer fran Frankkrike", Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
"Situations et Mutations de place en place", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1980

Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Kunst in Europa na '68", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
"Il neo di Venere: sotto i veli del linguaggio", Centro Cantoni, Legnano, Italy
"Camera obscura", Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
"Ils se disent peintres, ils se disent photographes", ARC - Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"Artist and Camera", Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England; travelled to City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Durham Light Infantry Museum and Arts Centre, Durham; Cartwright Hall, Bradford

1979

"Over wandeligen en reizen", Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
"Tendances de l'art en France", ARC - Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
"European Dialogue", Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
"Text – Foto – Geschichten". Story Art/Narrative Art", Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; travelled to Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg; Krefelder Kunstverein, Krefeld
"Eremit? Forscher? Sozialarbeiter? Das veränderte Selbstverständnis von Künstlern", Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"French Art 1979. An English Selection", Serpentine Gallery, London, England
"Photographies", Kunstverein, Innsbruck, Austria
"Fotografie als Kunst. Kunst als Fotografie", Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck; Austria
Ferdinandeum, Linz; Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
"Festival d'Autonomne", ARC, Paris, France
"Words", Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany; travelled to Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy

1978

"Das Bild des Künstlers. Selbstdarstellungen", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
"Couples", PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY, United States

1977

Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
"Beethoven. Music for the Millions", Gemeente Museum, Arnhem, Netherlands
"Illusion and Reality", Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia; travelled to Western Australia National Gallery, Perth; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
"ROSC 77", Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art – National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
"Bookworks", MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Unites States
"Malerei und Photographie im Dialog von 1840 bis heute", Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
"Les Vacances", Zentrum für Kunst, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Paris Biennial, Paris, France
"Sequenzen. Fotofolgen zeitgenössischer Künstler", Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"L'Avant-Garde 1960-1976", Musée Cantini, Marseille, France; travelled to Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble; Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Étienne; Centre Pompidou, Paris
"Le Sentiment du paysage à la fin du XXe siècle", Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint Étienne, France

1976

"Foto & Idea", Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Parma, Italy
"Identité / Identification", CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain Bordeaux, France ; travelled to Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels ,Belgium
"New York", Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
"The Artist and the Photograph", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Selbstporträt & Selbstdarstellung", Kunsthaus Fischinger, Stuttgart, Germany
"Boites", ARC 2 - Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; travelled to Maison de la Culture, Rennes
"Oferty Labiryntu", Galeria Sztuki Miejskiego Domu Kultury, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1975

"New Media 1", Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
"Tendenser i Moderne Kunst", Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Sweden
"Je / Nous", Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
"Europalia", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Paris Biennial, Paris, France
"Arnold Bode zum 75. Geburtstag", Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
"Artists' Video Tape", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"12 x 1", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
"Empirica: l'arte tradizione e sottrazione", Museo di Castelveccio, Verona, Italy
"Mémoire d'un pays noir", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium

1974

"Demonstrative Fotografie", Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
"Spurensicherung. Archäologie und Erinnerung", Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; travelled to Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
"Kunst bleibt Kunst", Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
"Identität. Versuche bildhafter Selbstdefinition", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; travelled to Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
"Stilkunde an Beispielen. Ein Lehrspiel", Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
"Die verlorene Identität", Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
"Pour mémoires", CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; travelled to ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, La Rochelle; Maison de la Culture, Rennes
"Idea and Image in Recent Art", Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
"Photokina", Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
"Ars 74", Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland

1973

"Monument", Städtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
"Kunst aus Fotografie", Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
"Medium Fotografie", Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
"Christian Boltanski, Jean Le Gac, Annette Messager", Musée Rude, Dijon, France
"Réalité, Réalités", Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France
"14 mal 14", Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
"Cinq musées personnels", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
"L'Estampe contemporaine", Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

1972

Documenta 5, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Amsterdam, Paris, Düsseldorf", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, United States; travelled to Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; Texas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
"Kunst um 1970", Neue Galerie der Stadt, Aachen, Germany
"Ben Vautier, Christian Boltanski, Jean Le Gac, John G. Fernie", Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland

1971

Prospect 71. Projection", Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
"Arte de sistemas", Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"12 Ans d'art contemporain en France", Grand Palais, Paris, France
Paris Biennial, Paris, France

1970

"100 Artistes dans la ville", Gare, Palavas-les-Flots, France
"Jeune artistes à Paris", Musée Galliera, Paris, France

1965

Paris Biennial, Paris, France