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  • Education
  • 1953-1958
  • Current Solo
  • Current Group Exhibition
  • Upcoming Group Exhibition
  • Selected Solo
  • 2022
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  • Selected Bibliography
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Hermann NITSCH (b. 1938 in Vienna, AT)

  • Lives and works between Prinzendorf Castle, AT and Asolo, IT

Education

1953-1958

  • Graphic Education and Research Institute, Vienna, AT

Current Solo Exhibitions

  • Hermann Nitsch: Sinfonia Napoli 2020, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Bayreuth Walküre, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

Current Group Exhibition

  • Richard Gerstl: Inspiration - Legacy, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, CH

Upcoming Group Exhibition

  • Avant-Garde and the Contemporary: The Belvedere Collection from Lassnig to Knebl, Belvedere 21, Vienna, AT

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022

  • Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2021

  • Hermann Nitsch - Mythos Passion: Works from Sammlung Jaegers, Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg, DE
  • Hermam Nitsch: Legend of Viennese Actionism, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, LV
  • Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Jahn und Jahn, Munich, DE
  • Opera Gallery, London, UK
  • Caspar David Friedrich/Hermann Nitsch: Intervention, Albertinum, Dresden, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch: Paint as Material, Burg Vischering, Lüdinghausen, DE
  • Hermam Nitsch: New Works, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Bayreuth Prelude, Galerie RX, Paris, FR; Galerie RX, New York, US
  • Hermann Nitsch: Color as material, Burg Vischering, Berenbrock, DE
  • Works from the 86. painting action, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch: New Works (new installation 2021), Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2020

  • Bechter Kastowsky Gallery, Schaan, LI
  • Hermann Nitsch: The Shape of Colour, Galerie RX, Paris, FR
  • Nitsch – Color Rush, Jahn Pfefferle Gallery, Munich, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch – New Works, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Action Painting in the Open Color Spectrum, Zimmermann-Kratochwill Gallery, Graz, AT
  • Cycles to Ressurrection, Nitsch Foundation, Vienne, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch – The Orgies Mysteries Theater, Opera Gallery, Geneva, CH
  • MARe Muzeul de Artă Recentă, Bucharest, RO
  • Hermann Nitsch, Geuer & Geuer, Dusseldorf, DE

2019

  • Reliques de 152ème action, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Hermann Nitsch: pittura, fotografia, disegni, Milan, IT
  • Hermann Nitsch – La vie et le travail, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch 80, Fondation Nitsch, Vienna, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch: L’œuvre d’art totale, Lechner Museum, Ingolstadt, DE
  • Marc Straus, New York, US
  • Albertina, Vienna, AT
  • Nitsch: Spaces of Color, Albertina, Vienna, AT
  • Galerie Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, AT
  • Richard Koh Fine Art, SG

2018

  • Gallery 442 margund Iösel, Gmunden, AT
  • Ausstellung Hermann Nitsch, memorial against the war, Osthaus Museum, Hagen, DE
  • RX Gallery, Paris, FR
  • Hermann Nitsch – life and work, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Kurhaus, Hinterzarten, DE
  • Massimo de Carlo Gallery, London, UK
  • Hermann Nitsch - Solo Presentation, Marc Straus, Armory Show, New York, US
  • Hermann Nitsch: Paintings 1957-2017, Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, AT

2017

  • Galerie Navrátil, Prague, CZ
  • Tools and Relics of the Orgies Mysteries Theaters, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • Marc Straus, New York, US
  • Kunsthalle Arlberg 1800, Innsbruck, AT
  • Galerie Geuer, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch and His Artistic Pilgrimage, UM MUSEUM, Bongdam Hwaseong, KR
  • Hermann Nitsch – O.M.T. Colore dal Rito, Museum CIAC, Foligno, IT
  • IAGA Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, RO
  • Hermann Nitsch – das druckgrafische Werk, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT; Marc Strauss, New York, US
  • Museum for printed graphics, Rankweil, AT
  • Parenthesis, organized by the Goss-Michael Foundation as part of Dallas Biennial, The Box, Dallas, US

2016

  • Feast of Existence: Hermann Nitsch and the Theatre, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, DE
  • Posters from 5 Decades, Daniel Löwenbrück, Berlin, DE
  • Paintings, Drawings, Print, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch: Passion – Resurrection, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • Arena - Opere dall'Opera, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Rituals, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2015

  • Marc Straus, New York, US
  • Leviticus, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, US
  • ZAC, Palermo, IT
  • Theatermuseum, Vienna, AT

2014

  • Aktionsmalerei, Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
  • New York 2011, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • Arena–Opera Dell’opera, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Malaktionismus, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Das orgien mysterien theater, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, SK
  • Carne e luce, Fondazione Ducci, Rome, IT
  • Culture Industries Association, Hong Kong, HK
  • Maculations, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT

2013

  • Sinne und Sein: Retrospektive, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • World Metamorphosis, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch, Studio Morra, IT; Alnitak Art Agency, Berlin, DE; Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, DE
  • Performance Photography – 1960 to 1979, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT

2012

  • Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk, 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
  • Levitikus, Kunstkulturkirche, Frankfurt, DE
  • Levitikus, Thoman modern, Innsbruck, AT
  • Explosion! Painting as action, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
  • Personale, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfur, AT
  • Aus dem Gesamtkunstwerk, Galerie Walker, Schloss Ebenau, Feistritz, AT
  • In vivo Hermann Nitsch, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • Galerie 422, Gmunden, AT

2011

  • Hermann Nitsch in Munich, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch Die Apotheke / The Pharmacy, Leo Koenig Inc. (in collaboration with Mike Weiss Gallery), New York, US
  • 60.Painting Action // 60.Malaktion, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US
  • Bloodlines: Paintings by Hermann Nitsch, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, US
  • Obsession and Intimacy: The body in contemporary Austrian drawings - from Alfred Kubin to Birgit Jürgenssen, B&M Theocharakis Foundation, Athens, GR
  • Violenza, fruut, fiori e redenzione: Un discorso poetico su Caravaggio e Hermann Nitsch, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Das Sein ESSERE, Fondazione Alario, Ascea, IT

2010

  • Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Etienne, FR
  • Hermann Nitsch Masterpieces of the Deuerkheim Collection, Museumszentrum Mistlebach (MAMUZ), Mistlebach, AT
  • Personal Structures. Time-Space Existence, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Bregenz, AT
  • Pentecost celebration: 130. Aktion, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, RU
  • Smelling, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT

2009

  • Opening, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • The Past, the Present, and the Disciples of Nitsch, Box Art Galleria d’Arte, Verona, IT
  • Galleria Sant’Agostino Casa d’Aste, Turin, IT
  • Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, TR
  • Works of the 56. Action Painting by Hermann Nitsch, Museumszentrum Mistlebach (MAMUZ), Mistlebach, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch: Installation Roma 2009, Galleria Hofficina d'Arte, Rome, IT
  • I paesaggi e la natura dell'arte, Museo Arcos, Benevento, IT
  • Richard Wagner – Hermann Nitsch, l'estasi dell'immanenza, dall'opera totale all'O.M. Theater, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT

2008

  • Form as Strategy, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University, New York, US
  • Opening, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • Herzlichen glückwunsch, buon compleanno Nitsch (per I 70 anni), Punta Campamella, Torre di Fossa Lo Papa – Tenuta Del Genio, Naples, IT
  • Hermann Nitsch: Opere Recenti, Fondazione Morra, Naples, IT

2007

  • The Orgies Mysteries Theater, Galleria de’ Foscherari, Bologna, IT
  • Galerie beaumontpublic + königbloc, Remich, LU
  • Galeria Box Art, Verona, IT
  • Relitti 122.aktion Burgtheater Wien 2005, Fondazione Morra, Naples, IT
  • Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuberg, DE
  • Selected Works, 1960 – Present, Nitsch Museum, Museums Zentrum Mistelbach, Mistelbach, AT

2006

  • Hermann Nitsch: New Paintings and Video, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US
  • Retrospective, Nationalgalerie Staaliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, DE
  • Spac Villa Toppoflorio, Udine, IT
  • Hermann Nitsch / Yang Shaobin, Alexander Ochs, White Space, Beijing, CN
  • H-Aktivism, Galleria Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, IT

2005

  • The Orgies Mysteries Theater, The Station Museum, Houston, US

2004

  • New Paintings, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US
  • Graphische Sammlung im Städelmuseum, Frankfurt, DE

2003

  • Art Scarplin, Merano, IT
  • Fondazione Morra, Naples, IT
  • Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, DE
  • Living Theatre: Labirinti dell'Immaginario, Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples, IT
  • Punta Campanella, Torre di Fossa lo Papa – Tenuta Del Genio Massa Lubrense, Naples, IT
  • Della Ferita: Corpi e volti dell'Azionismo, Lattuada Studio, Milan, IT

2002

  • 08.lehraktion Roma. Relitti-foto-video-documenti, Fondazione Morra, Naples, IT
  • Gallery Fortlaan, Ghent, BE

2001

  • Oberes Belevedere, Vienna, AT
  • Hürlimannareal, Zurich, CH
  • Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE

2000

  • Palazzo Steline, Milan, IT
  • Galleria Communale D’Arte Moderna e Contemoranea, Rome, IT

1999

  • Mumok, Vienna, AT
  • Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, HU

1998

  • Galerie Frank Hänel, Frankfurt, DE

1997

  • Retrospective, Konsthallen Göteborg, Gothenburg, SE
  • Retrospective, Musée D’Art et D’Histoire, Luxembourg City, LU
  • St. Peter an der Sperr, Wiener Neustadt, AT
  • Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg City, LU
  • Neue Galerie der Stadt, Linz, AT
  • Underwoodstreet Gallery, London, UK
  • Sammlung Morra (1962-1997), Kunstraum, Innsbruck, AT
  • Galerie Prantl, Oberlech, AT

1996

  • Galerie Stefania Miscetti, Rome, IT
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wörlen, Passau, DE
  • Retrospective, Palazzo delle Exposizioni, Rome, IT
  • Kunstverein Gmunden, Gmunden, AT
  • Retrospective, Sala Parpalló, Valencia, ES
  • Malaktion U. Ausstellung, Schömerhaus, Klosterneuburg, AT
  • Galerie Giuseppe Morra, Fondazione Morra, Naples, IT
  • Retrospective, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, ES
  • Opera nella Collezione Contemporanea Permanente del Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, IT
  • Relitti, partitura, foto, e film della 96.aktion Pfingstfest Festa di Penecoste, Fondazione Morra (Palazzo dello Spagnuolo), Naples, IT

1995

  • Retrospektivausstellung, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT
  • Galerie Barlach, Halle-K, Hamburg, DE
  • Ausstellung und Aktion in der Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, DE

1987

  • Hermann Nitsch: Das Orgien Mysterien Theater 1960-1987, Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortez, Naples, IT

1986

  • Opere 63.aktion Triest 1978, Studio Morra, Naples, IT
  • Opere e fotographie di azioni 1960 – 1980, Casa Morra, Naples, IT

1985

  • Hermann Nitsch: Opere 1960-1985, Mercato del Sale, Milan, IT

1979

  • Book Fair – Presentation of new books, stand Edizioni Morra, Frankfurt, DE

1977

  • Hermann Nitsch: Documenti, foto, reperti 1974-1977, Naples, IT

1975

  • Hermann Nitsch, Kunstmesse Wein, stand Studio Morra, Vienna, AT

1974

  • Hermann Nitsch: Foto delle azioni 1962-1974, Studio Morra, Naples, AT
  • Hermann Nitsch: Fotographie della 45.aktion, Galleria Diagramma Luciano Inga Pin, Milan, IT
  • Fotodokumentation 45.aktion Napoli, 47.aktion Düsseldorf, stand Studio Morra, Art 6 '75 International Art Basel, Basel, CH
  • Hermann Nitsch, stand Studio Morra, Düsseldorfer Kunstmarktes, Dusseldorf, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

  • Tense Conditions: A Presentation of the Contemporary Art Collection, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, DE
  • Radical Austria: Everything is Architecture, Design Museum den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL
  • Claudio Costa | Hermann Nitsch, Il Viaggio nell'Ancestrale, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venise, IT
  • Grenzenlos, Galerie Jahn, Munich, DE
  • Resistance, Maruani Mercier, Knokke, BE
  • Radical Austria: Everything is Architecture, Design Museum Den Bosch, Bois-le-Duc, ES
  • Tense Conditions, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, DE
  • Cultura in movimento. Merano 1965-1990, Merano Arte, Merano, IT
  • Odore l'art, l'odeur et le sacré, Galerie Pauline Pavec, Pris, FR

2020

  • The beggining. Art in Vienna from 1945 to 1980, Albertina Modern, Vienna, AT
  • Double lives, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, DE
  • Standing Aside, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, PO
  • Passion Ferventness: The Art of Grand Emotions, LWL-Museum for Art and Culture, Munster, DE

2019

  • Opera as the World: The Quest for a Total Work of Art, Centre Pompidou-Metz, FR
  • Intriguing Uncertainties, Parkview Green Museum, Beijing, CN
  • Hermann Nitsch/Julian Schabel, Galerie Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, Vienna, AT
  • Anne Frank: Holocaust Diaries, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, RU
  • The Dark Side, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, IT

2018

  • Hermann Nitsch/ Elgar Esser/ Lee Bae/ Bae Bien-u, RX Gallery, Paris, FR
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

2017

  • Psycho Drawing: Art Brut and the 60s and 70s in Austria, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, AT
  • Germischter satz Hermann Nitsch und Vroni Schwegler, Verein für Originalradierung, Munich, DE
  • Hermann Nitsch/Julian Beck Shozo Shimamoto/Joseph Beuys, Casa Morra, Naples, IT
  • Reinheit und Ritual – Hans Karl Kandel und Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fürth, Furth, DE

2016

Feast of Existence. Hermann Nitsch and the Theatre, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, DE

  • Crocifissi-kreuzigungen, Françis Bacon – Hermann Nitsch – Concetto Pozzati, Galerie 422, Gmunden, AT
  • Body, Psyche and Taboo, Palazzo Montanari, Bologna, IT
  • Closed Universe? New Forms of Vienna Actionism in Contemporary Art?, Mumok, Vienna, AT
  • Feast of Pentecost, Museum villa Stuck, Munich, DE

2015

  • Allegories & Existence, Summerhall Edinburgh, UK
  • Sleepess, 21er haus – Museum for Contemporary Art, Vienna, AT
  • Leviticus, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, US
  • Vienna for Art’s Sake, Winterpalais, Vienna, AT
  • My Body is the Event, Mumok, Vienna, AT
  • Theatermuseum, Vienna, AT

2014

  • Aktionsmalerei, Galerie Dirimart, Istanbul, TR
  • Made in Austria, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, AT
  • I’m dialog-wiener aktionismus, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, AT
  • Fleisch und Licht (Carne e Luce), Fondazione Ducci, Rome, IT
  • Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, SK
  • Hermann Nitsch: Orgien Mysterien Theater, Culture Industries Association (ICA) Gallery, Hong Kong, HK

2013

  • Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, IT
  • La perversión de lo clásico : anarquía de los relatos, Museo Archeologico, Naples, IT; Cuba Pavillon, Seville, ES
  • 55th Venice Biennial, Venice, IT
  • Flesh and Blood, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IL
  • Faces Past and Present, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU
  • Seeing Wagner, K.u.k. post-and Telegraphenamt, Vienna, AT
  • Ernesto Balducci and the ‘Mass of the Artists’, Fondazione Ernesto Balducci, Palazzo Medici Ricardi, Florence, IT
  • Duetto per Napoli (attersee e nitsch), Castel Dell’ovo, Naples, IT

2012

  • Explosion: Painting as Action, Moderna Musee, Stockholm, SE
  • About Caravaggio, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, IT
  • Explosion: The legacy of Jackson Pollock, Fondation Joan Miró, Barcelona, ES
  • A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance Art, Tate Modern, London, UK

2011

  • Blood lines, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado, US
  • Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Obsession and Intimacy: the Body in Contemporary Austrian drawings- from Alfred Kubin to Birgit Jürgenssen, B&M Theocharakis Foundation, Athens, GR
  • Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, IT

2010

  • Personal Structures. Time – Space – Existence, Masterpieces from the Duerckheim Collection, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • Exhibition of Drawings, Cabinet des dessins, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT; Musée d’art moderne, St. Etienne, FR

2009

  • An Open Window on the World of Art, Galleria Civica D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, IT
  • Stations of the Cross, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL
  • Quinta triennale d'arte sacra Contemporanea, Seminario Arcivescovile, Lecce, IT
  • Cose mai viste. The Road to Contemporary, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, IT
  • Madre Coraggio, Villa Rufolo, Ravello, IT

2008

  • Five Year Anniversary Show, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
  • Ebb and Flow, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA

2007

  • Ultime Ultime Cene, Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milan, IT

2006

  • Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples/1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, US
  • Into Me/Out of Me, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Realm of the Spirit, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US
  • Reverence, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peeksill, US
  • Intensive Painting, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, CH
  • Hermann Nitsch and Erika Schmied, Galerie 422 Margund Lössl, Gmunden, AT

2005

  • Entourage, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US
  • The Giving Person. Il dono dell'artista, Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Naples, IT

2004

  • Site Santa Fe Biennial, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, US
  • Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US

2001

  • Le tribù dell’Arte II, GAM, Rome, IT

2000

  • Paradise Lost, Stephansstift, Hannover, DE
  • Faith, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, US
  • Arco Fiera d'arte Madrid, stand Studio Morra, Madrid, ES

1999

  • White Box Gallery, New York, US

1998

  • Out of Actions, Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
  • Beyond The Pink (video presentation), Art Centre, Pasadena, US

1997

  • Die Epoche der Moderne, Kunst im 20. Jhdt, Gropiusbau, Berlin, DE
  • Sinnlicher Sommer, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT
  • Body, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
  • Dadaismo Dadaismi. Da Duchamp a Warhol, Palazzo Forti, Verona, IT

1996

  • Artisti Austriaci a Roma, Palazzo Braschi, RomE, IT
  • Malerei in Österreich 1945-95, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT
  • Mysterium Wein, Historisches Museum de Pflaz, Speyer, DE
  • Chaos, Wahnsinn, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, DE
  • L'Art au Corps, Musée D'Art Contemporain, Marseille, FR
  • Tight: Sphincteric Arhatship, Tans-Hudson Gallery, New York, US

1995

  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
  • Drawing on Chance: Selections from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU
  • L'Art Contemporain Autrichien, Rouen, FR
  • Nutrimenti dell'Arte, Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina, IT

1994

  • L’Incanto e la Transcendenza, Castel Ivano, Trento, IT
  • Master Prints from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Il Paese Della Meraviglie e le Tavole Della Legge, Castello di Volpaia, Volpaia, IT

1993

  • Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, DE

1992

  • Hors Limits, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • L'Incanto e la Transcendenza, Castel Ivano, Trento, IT
  • Il Paese Della Meraviglie e le Tavole Della Legge, Castello di Volpaia, Volpaia, IT
  • Casula, Kunststation St. Petri, Cologne, DE

1991

  • Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, SE
  • Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento, IT

1990

  • Gegenwart-Ewigkeit, Groupiusbau, Berlin, DE
  • Opere recenti e relitti della 84.aktion, Galleria Stefania Miscetti, Rome, IT

1989

  • Luhring Augustine & Hodes, New York, US

1988

  • Teilnahme an der Biennale, Sydney, AU
  • Luhring Augustine & Hodes, New York, US
  • Europe, America: A Selection from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US
  • Gallerie Krinzinger for the artist's 50th birthday, Vienna, AT

1987

  • Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC, US
  • Sei artisti Viennesi, Pari & Dispari, Cavriago, IT

1986

  • Austrian Drawing, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, US
  • Rennweg, Sala Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Madrid, ES
  • Dal Profondo. Brus, Nitsch, Rainer. Contemplazione, energismo e mito, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT
  • Beuys zu Ehren, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE
  • Arte Santa, Pinacoteca Comunale Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, IT
  • Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Prints, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US

1985

  • Brus, Rainer, Nitsch, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, US

1984

  • Arte Austriaca 1960 – 1984, GAM Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT

1983

  • Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk, Ausstellung von HaraldSzeemann u. a., Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, AT

1982

  • Documenta VII, Kassel, DE

1980

  • Art Basel, stand Studio Morra, Basel, CH

1976

  • ArteFiera Bologna Prima edizione, stand Studio Morra e Pari & Dispari, Bologna, IT

1972

  • Documenta V, Kassel, DE

1970

  • Happening und Fluxus, Kunstverein, Cologne, DE

Selected Performances

2021

  • Hermam Nitsch: 88. painting action, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, AT
  • 87., 88., painting actions, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 90. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 89., 91., 92., 93., 94. painting actions, Bayreuther Festspiele, Bayreuth, DE

2020

  • 157. action (private), Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 158. action, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • 82. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 83. painting action, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT
  • 84. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 85. painting action, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, IT
  • 86. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

2019

  • 156. action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 80. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 80. malaktion, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 81. painting action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

2018

  • Pfingstfest, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 155. action, for the 80th anniversary of Hermann Nitsch, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2017

  • Pfingstfest (Feast of Pentecost), Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 150. action, Dark Mofo Festival, Hobart, AT
  • 151. action for the film On Vladirmir Mayakovsky, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 151. action, Casa Morra, Naples, IT

2016

  • 147. action, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2015

  • *Inauguration’s action, Theatermuseum Vienna, Vienna, AT
  • *Feast of Pentecost, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

2014

  • *142. action, Feast of Pentecost, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT
  • 77. painting action, Galerie Thoman, Vienna, AT

2013

  • 138. action : 3-days-play, Centraltheater Leipzig, DE
  • 140. action (teaching action), Abc berlin, Berlin, DE
  • 66. painting action, Istanbul Contemporary, Istanbul, TR
  • 141. action (teaching action), Nitsch foundation, Vienna, AT

2012

  • 135. action, Havana, Cuba
  • 64. painting action, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Mart Rovereto, Rovereto, IT

2011

  • 131. teaching action, Leo Könin Inc, New York, US
  • 60. painting action, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, US

2010

  • 130 action, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria; Pentecost Feast, AT

2009

  • 56. painting action, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2008

  • 20. painting action, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, AT

2005

  • 122. action, Burgtheart, Vienna, AT

2004

  • 120. action: 2-day-play, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

2003

  • 115. action, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, AT

2002

  • 110. lehraktion (teaching action), Whitechapel art Gallery, London, UK

2001

  • 107. action, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

1998

  • 6-days-play, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

1997

  • 40. painting action, Museum of the 20th Century, Berlin, DE; Vienna, AT; Kunsthallen, Gothenburg, SE

1996

  • 96. action, San Martino, Naples, IT
  • 38. painting action, Schömerhaus, Klosterneuburg, AT

1987

  • 20. painting action, Wiener secession, Vienna, AT

1984

  • 80. action: 3-days-play, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

1980

  • 69. action (3 hours), New York Art Fair, New York, US

1975

  • 50. action: 24-hours, Schloss Prinzendorf, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, AT

1972

  • 40. action: 12-hour-action, the Mercer art center, New York, US

1970

  • aktionen, New York, USA; Munich, Germany; Cologne, DE

1968

  • 25. and 26. action, New York, US
  • 26. action, University of Cincinnati, US

1966

  • 20. action, Vienna, AT

1962

  • 1. action, Vienna, AT

Awards

2005

  • Grand Austrian State Prize

Permanent Collections

  • Metropolitan Museum, New York, US
  • Tate Modern, London, UK
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, US
  • Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York, US
  • Belvedere Museum, Vienna, AT
  • Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, AU
  • Albertina Museum, Vienna, AT
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
  • Städel Museum, Frankfurt, DE
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles, US
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
  • Neue National Gallery, Berlin, DE

Selected Publications

2021

  • Essl, Helmut (ed.), Hermann Nitsch, Berlin: Kerber Verlag, 2021

2019

  • Schröder, Klaus A., Lahner, Elsy, Ellegood, Anne, Moebus-Puck, Julia, Zalkind, Nitsch: Spaces of Color, Vienna: Hirmer Verlag, 2019
  • Spadoni, Claudio, Hermann Nitsch. Immagine, Argenta, Mercato Centro Culturale, 2019
  • Assmann, Peter, Pajola, Sergio, Benedetti, Beatrice, Nitsch, Hermann, Hermann Nitsch. Katharsis, Mantova: Associazione Culturale Moz-art, 2019
  • Karrer, Michael, Mclaughlin, Daniel, Nitsch, Hermann and Glozer, Laszlo, Hermann Nitsch. Das Gesamtkunstwerk, Dortmund: Kettler Verlag, 2019
  • Belgin, Tayfun, Möbus-Puck, Julia, Hermann Nitsch. Eine Werkschau in Hagen, Hagen: Osthaus Museum, 2019

2018

  • Herman Nitsch: Zeichnungen, Prinzendorf: Verlag Verein zur Förderung des Orgien Mysterien Theaters, 2018
  • Zeichnungen 1957-2017, Vienna: Weiner Art Foundation, 2018

2017

  • Herman Nitsch: Atlas, Foligno: Edizioni Viaindustriae, 2017
  • Hermann Nitsch: O.M. Theater, colore dal rito’, Foligno: Edizioni Viaindustriae, 2017
  • Hermann Nitsch: Celebrating Life, Cluj-Napoca: Iaga Contemporary Art Gallery, 2017

2016

  • Hermann Nitsch e il teatro, Verona: Manfredi Edizioni, 2016
  • Badura-Triska, Eva, Body, Psyche, and Taboo. Vienna Actionism & Early Vienna Modernism, Cologne: Verlag Walther König, 2016
  • Möbus, Julia, Hermann Nitsch. Art de Temple, Aschaffenburg: Günther de Temple, 2016
  • Hermann Nitsch. Ritual, Mistelbach: Metro Verlag, 2016

2015

  • Karrer, Michael, Nitsch. Das Gesamtkunstwerk Des Orgien Mysterien Theaters', Cologne: Walther König Verlag, 2015
  • Hermann Nitsch. Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Palermo: Gilfo Edizioni, 2015
  • Klocker, Hubert, Trabitsch, Thomas and Buhrs, Michae, ExistenzFest. Hermann Nitsch und das Theater, Theatermuseum Vienna, Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2015
  • Rite of Passage, The Early Years of Vienna Actionism 1960-1966, New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2015

2014

  • Karrer, Michael, Hermann Nitsch. arena - werk aus dem werk, Vienna: Metro Verlag, 2014
  • Karrer, Michael, Hermann Nitsch. Sinne und Sein - Retrospektive, Mistelbach: Nitsch Museum, 2014

2013

  • Edinger, Nikolaus, Karthartische Exzesse: eine reise durch die empfindungswelten des orgien mysterien theaters von Hermann Nitsch, - Hamburg: Disserta Verlag, 2013
  • Karrer, Michael, Hermann Nitsch, Sinne und Sein. Retrospektive, Vienna: Metroverlag, 2013
  • Haubenhofer, Dietmar (ed.), Das Konzept des orgien Mysterien Theaters - Malaktionen, Frankenthal: Verlag Vescon, 2013

2012

  • Viola, Eugenio and Tolve, Antonello, Hermann Nitsch: 135.Aktion La Habana Cuba, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 2012
  • Wetzlinger-Grundnig, Christine, Personale, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee: MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Klagenfurt, 2012
  • Wood, Catherine, Bigger Splash: Painting after performance, London: Tate Publishing, 2012

2011

  • Aigner, Carl, Hermann Nitsch Strukturen – Architekturzeichnungen, partituren und realisationen des o.m. Theaters, Vienna: Brandstätter Verlag, 2011
  • Hermann Nirtsch. Das Frühe Werk Die Essenz der Duerckheim Collection, Vienna: Residenz Verlag, 2011
  • Hermann Nitsch. Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Moscow: Stella Art Foundation, 2011

2010

  • Meisterwerke aus der Duerckheim Collection,Vienna: Residenz Verlag, 2010
  • Nitsch, Hermann, Essere. Teorie dell’Orgien Mysterien Theater, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 2010

2009

  • Nitsch, Hermann, Das Sein - zur Theorie des Orgien Mysterien Theaters, Graz: Styria Verlag, 2009
  • Zevola, Giuseppe (ed.), Das Malhemd, Verona: Position Plotting, 2009
  • Eccher, Danillo, Il Teatro della Performance, Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 2009
  • Hermann Nitsch. Das Orgien Mysterien Theater. Videos-Photographs-Paintings, Istanbul: Drimart, 2009

2008

  • Hermann Nitsch. Retrospektive, Salzburg: Galerie Weihergut, 2008
  • Koch, Wolfgang, Blut In Den Mund. Hermann Nitsch Am Wort A bis Z, Klagenfurt: Weiser Verlag. 2008
  • Levy, Aaron, Blood Orgies: Nitsch in America, Philadelphia: Slought Foundation, 2008
  • Freya, Martin, Der Nitsch und Seine Freunde, Graz: Styria Verlag, 2008
  • Nitsch, Hermann, Museum Nitsch Naples, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 2008

2007

  • Aigner, Carl, Die Farblehre des Orgien Mysterien Theaters, Vienna: Residenz Verlag, 2007
  • Denk, Wolfgang, Museum Hermann Nitsch, Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007
  • Martin, H., Winterreise: from Asolo to New York and vice versa 1974, Verona: Francesco Conz, 2007
  • Schmied, Erika, Wieland, Schmied and Nitsch, Hermann, Nicht nur Farbe, sondern auch Blut, Weitra: Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, 2007

2006

  • Sacquegna, Dores, H-aktivism. Hermann Nitsch, Lecce: Primo Piano Livin Gallery, 2006
  • Hermann Nitsch. Neue Arbeiten, Salzburg: Galerie Weihergut, 2006
  • Schmitz, Britta, Hermann Nitsch. Orgien Mysterien Theater Retrospektive, Berlin: Walther König Verlag, 2006
  • Rychlik, Otmar (ed.), Herman Nitsch: 2005 Burgtheater Wien, Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, 122 Aktion 19 November 2005, Vienna: Edition Kunst Agentur, 2006

2005

  • Hermann Nitsch. The Orgies Mysteries Theater’, Houston: Station Museum of Contemporary Art Houston, 2005
  • Hüttler, Michael (ed.), Hermann Nitsch: Weiner Vorlesungen, Vienna and Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2005
  • Spera, Danielle, Hermann Nitsch, Leben und Arbeit, Vienna and Munich: Brandstätter Verlag, 2005
  • Partitur 122. Aktion, Prinzendorf: Das O.M.Theater, 2005

2004

  • Morgan, Robert C., Hermann Nitsch: Paintings, New York: Mike Weiss Gallery, 2004
  • Schütt, Jutta, Hermann Nitsch. Utopien auf Papier, Frankfurt: Städelsches Kunstinstitute, 2004

2003

  • Hermann Nitsch. Eine Retrospektive, Klosterneuburg: Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, 2003
  • Rychlik, Otmar (ed.), Das Sechstagespiel, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2003

2000

  • Rychlik, Otmar, L’Ultima Cena, Baden: Galerie Jünger, 2000

2001

  • Cuma König Ödipus III. Fest, Prinzendorf: Das O.M.Theater, 2001
  • Edipo re - una teoria di rappresentazione del dramma 1964, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 2001

1999

  • Hermann Nitsch. Das 6-Tage-Spiel in Prinzendorf 1998, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 1999

1998

  • Partitur des 6-tage-spiels teil 1, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1998
  • Partitur des 6-tage-spiels teil 3, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1998
  • Partitur des 6-tage-spiels teil 2, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1998
  • Aktionsmalerei und Relikte 1963-64, Vienna: Galerie Kalb, 1998

1997

  • Green, Malcolm, The Fall of Jerusalem, London: Atlas Press, 1997
  • Hermann Nitsch - Neue galerie der Stadt Linz 1997, Linz: Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, 1997
  • Rychlik, Otmar, 20. Malaktion - Sammlung Mitterbauer, Vienna: Sammlung Mitterbauer, 1997

1996

  • Hermann Nitsch – Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 1996
  • Die Wortdichtung des o.m. Theaters II, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1998
  • El Teatro de Orgías y Misterios, Valencia: Edicions Alfons el Magnanim, 1996
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater: Aktionsmalerei – Relikte – Aktionsfotos, Passau: Museum Moderner Kunst Passau Stiftung Wörlen, 1996

1995

  • Zur Theorie des Orgien Mysterien Theaters - Zweiter Versuch, Salzburg: Residenz Verlag, 1995

1994

  • Veit, Peter, La Composizione testuale del Teatro delle Orge e dei Misteri 1957-62, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1994
  • Cuma, I. und II. Band, Prinzendorf: Das O.M.Theater, 1994
  • Oliva, Achile Bonito, Das Orgien Mysterien Theater – casina vanvitelliana del fusaro, Naples, Edizioni Morra, 1994
  • Nitsch, Hermann, Veit, Peter, La Composizione Testuale del Teatro delle Orge e dei Misteri 1957-1962, Naples, Edizioni Morra, 1994
  • Hermann Nitsch – Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Klagenfurt: Kärntner Landesgalerie u. Internationales Grafikzentrum, 1994
  • Hermann Nitsch, Torun: Fundacja Tumult, 1994

1993

  • Die Architektur des Orgien Mysterien Theaters bd.2, Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1993
  • Denk, Wolfgang, Nitsch/Schwarzkogler – Rany a Mysteria/Verwundungen und Mysterien (pozice ve vídeňském akcionismu / positionen im wiener aktionismus), Prague: National Gallery, 1993

1992

  • Hermann Nitsch. Pabellón de las Artes. Sevilla 01-20.09.1992, Vienna: Bundesministerium für Unterricht und Kunst, 1992

1991

  • Hermann Nitsch, Trento: Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, 1991
  • Passionen 1960-90. Aktionsmalerei und Relikte, Lübeck Kunst pro St. Petri, Lübeck: Kunst pro St. Petri, 1991

1990

  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater - Manifeste, Vorträge, Aufsätze, Salzburg: Residenz Verlag, 1990

1989

  • Cuma König Ödipus III. Fest, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1989
  • Noever, Peter, Aktionsmalerei – Aktionismus Wien 1960 – 1965, Vienna: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, 1989

1988

  • Tunner, Wolfgang, Kampf und Aggression im Gefügre der Schöpfung, Munich: Universität München, 1988
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, 80. Aktion, Munich: Fred Jahn Verlag, 1988
  • Gargele, Christian, Witsch. das Bildnerische Werk, Salzburg: Residenz Verlag, 1988

1987

  • Rychilk, 20. malaktion, Vienna: Rema Print
  • Hermann Nitsch 1960-1987. Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1987
  • Gachnang, Johannes, Die Architektur des Orgien Mysterien Theaters bd.1, Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1987

1986

  • Knoblauch, Jochen (ed.), König Ödipus - eine spielbare Theorie des Dramas, Berlin: Edizion Kalter Schweiß, 1986
  • harmating - ein fest, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1986
  • Asolo - 2. Fest, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1986
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater - Die Partituren aller aufgeführter Aktionen. 1960-1979 (33.-65. Aktion) bd. 2, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1986

1985

  • Hermann Nitsch. Der Gesichtssinn im Orgien Mysterien Theater, Graz, 1985
  • Jaschke, Gerhard (ed.), Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1985
  • Puliafito, Isabella, Hermann Nitsch 1985. Chisel Book XI, Genoa: Edizioni Chisel, 1985

1984

  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater - Die Partituren aller aufgeführter Aktionen. Band 4: 27-30. Juli 1984. 80. Aktionen in Prinzendorf. vom Sonnenaufgang des 27. Juli bis zum Sonnenaufgang des 30. Juli 1984, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1984

1983

  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater – Die Partitur des 1. Tages und der 1. Nacht des 6-Tages-Spieles, Prinzendorf: Das O.M. Theater, 1983
  • Jaschke, Gerhard (ed.), Das Orgien Mysterien Theater – Lesebuch, Vienna: Freibord Verlag, 1983
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater – 1960-1983, Eindhoven: Stedelijk Abbe Museum, 1983

1982

  • Veit, Peter (ed.), Die Wortdichtung des Orgien Mysterien Theaters, Prinzendorf: Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, 1982

1981

  • Wunderlich, Wolfgang, Projekt Prinzendorf. das Orgien Mysterien Theater von Hermann Nitsch. Entwürfe, Partituren, Bedingungen der Realisation, Graz: Kulturhaus, 1981
  • Meifert, Arnulf (ed.), Behauptungen und Beschreibungen zum Projekt des Orgien Mysterien Theaters (Ordensregeln), Altona, Hohengebebraching, Vienna: Das Hohe Gebrechen, 1981

1980

  • Nitsch, Hermann, Weiermeier, Peter, Neapolitanische Aktion, Innsbruck: Allerheiligenpresse, 1980

1979

  • Frühe Aktionen, Naples, Munich: Chiessi Verlag; Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1979
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater – Partituren aller aufgeführter Aktionen 1960-79 (1.-32. Aktion) bd. 1, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1979

1978

  • Hermann Nitsch. Retrospektive 1966-77, Vienna: Modern Art Galerie, 1978

1977

  • Brus, Günter (ed.), Die Eroberung von Jerusalem, Berlin: Die Drossel; Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1977
  • Partitur zur 56. Aktion, Requiem für meine Frau Beate, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1977

1976

  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater 2, Munich: Chiessi Verlag; Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1976
  • 1., 2., 3. und 5. Abreaktionsspiel, Urfassungen, Polizeiberichte, Gerichtsakten, Munich: Chiessi Verlag; Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1976
  • König Ödipus. Eine spielbare Theorie des Dramas, Munich: Chiessi Verlag; Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1976
  • Brus, Günter (ed.), Partitur zur 50. Aktion, Berlin: Die Drossel, 1976

1975

  • Die Eroberung von Jerusalem, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1975
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater 1975, Diessen/Ammersee: Verlag des Künstlers, 1975
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Action 48 – Paris 1975, Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1975

1974

  • Nitsch – Das Orgien Mysterien Theater l, Naples: Edizioni Morra, 1974

1972

  • Brus, Günther (ed.), harmating – ein fest, Bozen: Interfunktionen, 1972

1969

  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Darmstadt: März Verlag, 1969
  • Das Orgien Mysterien Theater. 3-Tage-Fest. 6. Abreaktionsspiel, Munich: Avant Art Galerie Casa, 1969

Selected Bibliography

2022

  • Lang, Colin, Cosmos of One, Spike Art Magazine, February 22, 2022

2021

  • Wagner-Festspiele: Aktionskünstler Hermann Nitsch will einen “Farbrausch” in Bayreuth, Monopol Magazin, July 19, 2021
  • “Blutkünstler” Hermann Nitsch in Bayreuth, Zeit Online, July 19, 2021
  • La chevauchée wagnérienne d’Hermann Nitsch, Le Journal des Arts, June 23, 2021
  • Stone, Tim, Despite protests, Tasmania gives Nitsch his biggest-ever audience, The Art Newspaper, June 19, 2017
  • MacAdam, Alfred, Hermann Nitsch: Bayreuth Stories, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2021
  • Blood Tracks Through Art: Hermann Nitsch, Trebuchet Magazine, April 7, 2021

2019

  • Taccone, Stefano, Hermann Nitsch, Segno, no. 272, April/May 2019

2018

  • The Artists’ Artists - Best of 2018, Artforum, no. 57, December 2018
  • Bradley, Kimberly, When Visual Artists Make Music, New York Times, October 31, 2018
  • Rebhandl, Manfred, Jeder zusätzliche Tag ein Geschenk – Hermann Nitsch im großen WIENER-Interview, Wiener, August 24, 2018
  • Welty, Ute, Ich habe durch die Kunst das Wesen des Seins erfahren, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, August 08, 2018
  • Jovanovich, Alex, Hermann Nitsch, Artforum, May 15, 2018

2017

  • Menard, Kate, Hermann Nitsch at Marc Straus Gallery, Arte Fuse, September 28, 2017
  • Laster, Paul, I Think Art Is a Way of Intensity. Interview with Hermann Nitsch, ArtPulse Magazine, July 2017
  • Stephanie, Convery, Hermann Nitsch: I show everything that is ... I don’t know what is bad or good, The Guardian, June 17, 2017
  • Imogen, Elliott, Hundreds attend Hermann Nitsch’s 150.Action despite protest, The Advocate, June 2017
  • Katz, Brigit, Tasmanian Art Festival to Host Controversial Hermann Nitsch Performance, Smithsonian, May 2, 2017
  • Schlieth, Oliver, Hermann Nitsch: An Intense Existence, Whitelies Magazine, September 06, 2017

2016

  • Burkhardt, Susanne, „Ich möchte ausbrechen aus der ekeligen Normalität“, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, January 30, 2016

2015

  • Greenberger, Alex, Seeing Red: Hermann Nitsch on His Violent Paintings at Marc Straus, ArtNews, September 23, 2015
  • Indrisek, Scott, Intensity is the Best Politics: Hermann Nitsch in New York At MARC STRAUS, Blouin ARTinfo, September 10, 2015
  • Rosenthal, Emerson, Reign of Blood, the creators project, September 10, 2015
  • Munro, Cat, Are Hermann Nitsch’s Actionist Paintings the Answer to Zombie Formalism?, artnet news, September 10, 2015
  • Kupper, Oliver, The Sacred and the Profane an Interview with Legendary Actionist Hermann Nitsch, Autre Magazine, July 24, 2015

2014

  • Uklański, Piotr, Hermann Nitsch: Interview, Spike Art Magazine, Issue 41, Autumn, 2014
  • Pearlman, Ellen, Blood, Guts, and Splattered Gore: Hermann Nitsch Hits Hong Kong, Hyperallergic, May 30, 2014

2013

  • Nitsch, Hermann, Hermann Nitsch on Otto Mühl, ArtForum, vol. 52, no. 2, October 2013

2011

  • Daub, Adrian, The Opera and the Opera: Hermann Nitsch Stages Olivier Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise, The Opera Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4, Autumn 2011
  • Koelbl, Herlinde, Ich Bin Wiener und habe getrunken, Zeit Magazin, no. 43, October 20, 2011
  • Kuspit, Donald, Hermann Nitsch: Mike Weiss Gallery, Artforum, May 2011

2006

  • Föll, Heike, Critics’ Picks: Hermann Nitsch - Gropius Bau, Artforum, December 12, 2006

2004

  • In Conversation: Hermann Nitsch with Robert C. Morgan, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2004

2003

  • Schneider, Caroline, Vienna: Hermann Nitsch, Artforum, vol. 42, no. 1, September 2003

2000

  • Duguid, Brian, Hermann Nitsch: Das 6-Tage-Spiel Des Orgien Mysterien Teaters Day 5, The Wire Magazine, Issue 198, August 2000

1984

  • Groot, Paul, Hermann Nitsch, Artforum, February 1984

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Hermann NitschHermann Nitsch Hermann Nitsch 2022-01-1414/01/2022–
11/02/2022
Peres Projects, BerlinPeres Projects, Berlin
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Brent Wadden, Harm Gerdes, Manuel Solano, Rebecca Ackroyd, Richard Kennedy, Pam Evelyn, Dalton Gata, Hermann Nitsch, Melike KaraAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Brent Wadden, Harm Gerdes, Manuel Solano, Rebecca Ackroyd, Richard Kennedy, Pam Evelyn, Dalton Gata, Hermann Nitsch, Melike Kara KIAF Art Seoul 2021-10-1414/10/2021–
17/10/2021
Seoul, KRSeoul, KR
Group ShowPaolo Salvador, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Marc Padeu, Dalton Gata, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Rebecca Ackroyd, Pam Evelyn, Harm Gerdes, George Rouy, Hermann Nitsch, Brent WaddenPaolo Salvador, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Marc Padeu, Dalton Gata, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Rebecca Ackroyd, Pam Evelyn, Harm Gerdes, George Rouy, Hermann Nitsch, Brent Wadden Art Basel 2021-09-2121/09/2021–
26/09/2021
Basel, CHBasel, CH