Tobias Putrih

Born in 1972 - Slovenia


Tobias Putrih is a slovenian artist born in 1972, working between Cambridge, Massachussets and Ljubljana.

After abandoning his Physics studies, he studied arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, graduating in 1997 and from 1997 to 1998 he studied tudied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

Tobias Putrih researches the way the collective imaginary manifests itself and was designed within cinema architectures and through models proposed by utopian architects (Buckminster Fuller, Friedrich Kiesler and Yona Friedman) throughout the 20th century.

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Tobias Putrih: Paled Guardians, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin


Tobias Putrih – Routine Inspection, ZOLLAMT (Bad Radkersburg), Austria,
in the framework of ‘Forms of Distancing. Representative Politics and the Politics of Representation’. steirischer herbst festival

Tobias Putrih – Solar Limb, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland


Death of Tarelkin, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

Revolution Square, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea

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


White City, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany

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, USA


Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (with Toby Paterson)


Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France


Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA

Mala Galerija, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Science Fiction, Bezigrajska Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Movie Tales, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia (with Ziga Kariz)


Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia



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


Art & Me. Collection Mudam, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Coffee & Ink, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia

The Magic of Art – the Protagonists of Slovene Contemporary Art 1986-2013, Vila Manin, Passariano di Codroipo, Italy

Urban Perspective – Dark City, Schafhof – Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Germany


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, Belgium

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

Forms of Resistance, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


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

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, UK

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

Monument for America, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. Curated by Ralph Rugoff; traveled to White Columns, New York, USA

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

Trend, City Art Muesum Ljubljana, Slovenia


Collective Effort, curated by Chris Gilbert, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA

Mediteraneo, MACRO Contemporary Art Museum, Rome, Italy

Den Haag Skulptuur, the Hague, The 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, Karlsruhe, Germany


Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany

September Horse, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

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


Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA

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

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, USA

Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

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