Tobias Putrih

Tobias Putrih

Born 1972, Kranj, Slovenia
Lives and works in Cambridge, Mass. and Ljubljana, Slovenia


1997 Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia


1997-98 Studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany



Internal Affairs, Pink Summer Contemporary Art, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
Tobias Putrih: Perceptron, curated by Igor Španjol, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Tobias Putrih – Group-Form, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

Compressões, Galeria Luciana Brito Saõ Paulo, Brazil
Obfuscation, Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genova, Italy

Slight Agitation 1/4, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy


Pale Guardians, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin


Solar Limb, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (catalog)

Routine Inspection, Zollamt, Bad Radkesburg, Austria (part of Steirischer Herbst Festival)

Inspección rutinaria, Flora, Bogota, Colombia


Death of Tarelkin, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

Revolution Square, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea (catalog)

An Ode to the Egg, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia


White City, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (catalog)

Apropos Polly Magoo, Natalie Seroussi at Meudon, France

Book Tower Studio, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium


When Language Goes on Holiday, Meulensteen/Protetch Gallery, New York

Spogliando un vicino, Galleria Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy

A,H,O,I,!, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany


Siska, International, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (catalog)

After Frei Otto, Ludlow38, New York

Majestic, Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio


Without Out, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (catalog)

Overhang, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Intervention #10, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Restless Subject, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (with Runa Islam)

White Cube, London, United Kingdom (with Runa Islam)

Cinéma attitudes, attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland

Re-projection, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany

Lost Cinema Lost, Galeria Civica, Modena, Italy (with Runa Islam) (catalog)


Venetian, Atmospheric, Slovenian Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (catalog)

Quasi-Random, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (catalog)

Repertoire, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Paradise, Galleria Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy

Max Protetch Gallery – Project Space, New York


A Place by Two, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri


Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria


Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France


Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Mala galerija, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Science Fiction, Bezigrajska Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Movie Tales, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia


1St Trio Biennial – Trio Bienal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Reverse Order : Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell – Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie – Basel, Basel

The magic of art. protagonists of Slovenian contemporary art 1968-2013 – Glyptotheque – Sculpture Museum, Zagreb

Mainzer Ansichten – Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz

Die Magie Der Kunst-Protagonisten der Slovenischen Gegenwartstkunst 1968-2013 – Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna


Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd\’hui – Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

Art & Me – MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Coffee & Ink – Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota

September Show – Galerie Gregor Podnar – Berlin, Berlin

La Magia Dell’Arte – I Protagonisti Dell’Arte Moderna Slovena 1968-2013 Villa Manin. Centro d’arte contemporanea, Codroipo, UD

Urbane Perspektiven – Dark City – Schafhof – Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising

The Empty Pedestal – Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna

Film Without Film, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen


Triple Identity: Favaretto, Maljkovic, Putrih, Contemporary Museum Istria, Pula, Croatia

Off-Modern: Ruins of the Future, Special projects of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Ways of Working: the Incidental Object, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy

OK ExtraKino, OK Zentrum, Linz, Austria

Cinematic Scope, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria


TRACK, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

Light and Landscape, Storm King Sculpture Park, Mountainville, New York

One Sixth of the Earth, MUSAC, Leon, Spain travelled to ZKM Zentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany

Les Detours de L’Abstracion, Mudam, Luxembourg

Cantenmus – Choirs, the Sublime and the Exegesis of Being, Argos, Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium

Wir sind alle Astronauten, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Germany


MärklinWorld. Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Auditorium Moscow. A sketch for a Public Space. Bielie Palaty, Moscow, Russia

Un’Espressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Spaceship Earth, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland

We Are All Astronauts – Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller, MARTa Herford, Germany


Rehabilitation, Wiels, Brussles

21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

29th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil

Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada

Material World, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, England

Brave New World, Mudam, Luxembourg

Projections, Musée d’art contermporain de Nimes, France

Go East II, Musée d’art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Warsaw Under Construction, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Tiempo como materia, Museu d’art Contemporani de Barcelona

Là où je suis n’existe pas, Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, France


Psycho Buildings: Architecture by Artists, The Hayward Museum, London

Megastructure Reloaded, Berlin

Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

Fast-Forward, Project Space 176, London, UK

Transmediale 08 : Conspire, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Anachronism, Argos, Brussels

Multiplex – Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, MoMA, New York

Forms of Resistance, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Erzahlungen, -35/65+ Zwei Generationen, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz

Eldorado, Mudam – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

ArtUnlimited, Galerija Gregor Podnar, ArtBasel 37, Basel, Switzerland

Dialogo II, Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy


Certain Tendencies in Representation, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, New York

Monument for America, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; traveled to White Columns, New York, New York.

Downtime: Constructing Leisure, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Trend, City Art Muesum Ljubljana, Slovenia


Collective Effort, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Mediteraneo, MACRO Contemporary Art Museum, Rome, Italy

Den Haag Skulptuur, the Hague, Netherlands

Seven Sins, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia


ArtUnlimited, Art Basel 34, Basel, Switzerland

In the Gorges of the Balkans, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

U3, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peter Donaldson, Kalin Lindena,Tobias Putrih, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, England


Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany

September Horse, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Kunstexpeditionen, Forum of Sony Center at Postdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany

Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA

Skuc Gallery Project, Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Twinklings, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Becomings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tirana / City Art Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia

Shall I or shall I not?, Pavel-House, Laafeld, Austria


UMass Lowell Business School Art Commission, Lowell


Southbank Tower commission, London

City of Ravne Public Art Commission, Ravne, Slovenia


Public art commission at Public School 224, Queens, New York


Auditorium Moscow, Moscow


WWB2 Auditorium, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

Pavillon for Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (invited competition, 2nd place – with MOS architects)


Sculpture park design, Canal & Varick Street, New York (with Interboro Architects)