Maureen Paley is pleased to present the fifth solo exhibition at the gallery of new work by Michael Krebber.

producing a Krebber, being organized.

First Level

Second Level

Third Level



what a painting cannot do

Michael Krebber has long explored the premises, challenges, and possibilities of painting and has made investigative contributions to this discourse. He is a professor at the Städelschule since 2002 and was awarded the 2015 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, along with R. H. Quaytman, earlier this year.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Systemic Relevance, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany, 2014; STOPICE, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium, 2013; Les escargots ridiculisés, CAPC, musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France, 2012; C-A-N-V-A-S, Uhutrust, Jerry Magoo and Painting, Greene Naftali, New York, USA, 2011; FROM MCB TO MBC, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA, 2010; Pubertät in der Lehre/Puberty in Teaching, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, 2008; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France, 2007; sometimes it snows in april, presentation with Rachel Harrison, The McAllister Institute, New York, USA, 2006; Michael Krebber, Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2005; warm up (how I hit a snob), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA, 2004.

Selected group exhibitions include: R. H Quaytman and Michael Krebber, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA, 2015; We not, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, 2014; Hamlet, Mise-En-Scène, Jack Smith in Frankfurt, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2012; Provisional Painting, Modern Art, London, UK, 2011; Gambaroff, Krebber, Quaytman, Rayne, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, 2010; At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA, 2010; The Most Contemporary Picture Show, Actually, Kunsthalle Nuernberg, Germany, and Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, New York, USA, curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer, 2006; Conditions of Display, The Moore Space, curated by Gean Moreno, Miami, USA, 2007; Formalismus, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany, and Rhinegold: Art from Cologne, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 2004; Hier ist dort 2, Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2002.