David Ostrowski



Born in 1981, in Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany


Akademiebrief and Meisterschüler 

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany (Albert Oehlen)

Solo Exhibitions

'Bei Mir Geht es in Den Keller', Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona

‘Ich bin gekommen um dir zu sagen dass ich gehe’, 032c Workshop, Berlin, Germany
‘How to do things left’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, US
‘David Ostrowski’, Arken Museum, Ishoj, DK
‘I Want To Die Forever’, Kunstraum Innesbruck, Innesbruck, Austria
'The F Word', Arken Museum of Art, Arken, Copenhagen

‘Just Do It», Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
David Ostrowski, Justin Matherly, Oscar Murillo, Tobias Pils» Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Das Goldene Scheiss’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
‘ Emotional Paintings’, Peres Project, Berlin, Germany
The medium of intensity, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden
‘Auch die schönste Frau ist an den Füssen zu Ende/Even The Most Beautiful Woman Ends At Her Feet’, Oko Gallery, New York, NY

‘Yes or let’s say no’, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
‘Relax, Outline Paintings’, Siegburger Straße. 235w, Cologne, Germany
‘F, Artothek’, Cologne, Germany
‘I’m OK. Moments later, he was shot’, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

‘Tried and Failed’, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
‘From bad to worse’, Ltd, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘Dann lieber nein’, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
‘David Ostrowski & Jack Henry’,Nudashank, Baltimore, USA
‘Sprechen sie dick’, Jagla Ausstellungstraum, Cologne, Germany

‘Between Two Ferns’, (with Michail Pirgelis), Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, Germany
‘Die Lügnerin’, (with Philip Seibel), Format:C, Düsseldorf, Germany

‘1981’, (with Luke Barber-Smith), Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany

‘Bilder mit Sonnenbrand’, (with Max Frintrop),First Floor Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany

‘How to Look at Homegrown Terror’, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
’Hulk vs. Hulk’, (with Max Frintrop), Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, Germany

‘Wie man aus einer Affäre gleich zwei macht’, (with Michail Pirgelis), Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, Germany

‘Das Goldene Scheiß’, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, Germany

Group exhibition

'The Power and the Glory', curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels
‘To Lose’, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
‘Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection’, McNay Art Collection, SanAntonio, US

'You've got to know the rules... to break them', De La cruz Collection, Miami
‘Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism’, M WOODS, Beijing, China
‘Sprayed: Works from 1929-2015’, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
‘Untitled’, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
‘The Shell’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris (curated by Éric Troncy), France
‘A Man Walks Into a Bar’, me Collectors Room, Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, Germany

‘Ordinary Freks-The Principle of Coolness in POp Culture’, theatre ans museum, Künsterhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
‘Beware Wet Paint’, ICA, London, UK
‘Walk the line’, SImon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
‘Group Spirit’, Preres Projects, Berlin, Germany
‘I mau be wrong but I think you are beautiful’, David Achenbach Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany

‘Jahresgaben’, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
‘The Medium of Intensity’, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
‘One from None’, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
‘The End’, Q-Box, Athens, Greece
‘Degrees of Separation’, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Paris, France
‘A show about painting. David Ostrowski & Michail Pirgelis, Jan Kaps, Cologne Germany
‘Papierarbeiten’, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, Germany
‘The Edge of Abstraction’, Hopstreet, Brussels, Belgium
‘17/13’, Kunstgruppe Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
‘Space Whole Karaoke Middlemarch’, Brussels, Belgium
‘The Gesture and the Sign’, curated by Susan May, White Cube, São Paulo, Brazil
‘Beyond The Object’, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

‘Große Jahresgabenausstellung’, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
‘Bread Box’, ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN, USA
‘En désordre’, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Slowed & Throwed’, Chinatown Arcade, New York, USA
‘Shoot the Lobster’, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
‘Seriously connected old greyhair’, Christopher Cresent, HD:Projects, New York, USA
‘Family Matters’, Le Courant, Brussels, Belgium
‘Full House’, Kunstgruppe Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
‘David Ostrowski & Jack henry’, Nudashank, Baltimore, USA
‘New Gestural Painting’, September, Berlin, Germany
‘Harmony Korine & David Ostrowski. Sprechen sie dick’, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, Germany
‘Blitz’, Rod Barton Gallery, London, UK
‘Neue Tiere 3’, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, Germany
‘Tlk Drty’, Amstel41, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘Unterm Strich’, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
‘Jonathan Binet, Lydia Gifford, David Ostrowski’, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Neue Wände’, Knust x Kunz +, Munich, Germany

‘This is Tomorrow’, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy
‘Boo!’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘Vor Gott ist alle Kunst Scheisse II’,Boutique, Cologne, Germany
‘Jahresgaben’, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
‘GSK - Gesellschaft für streitorientierte Kulturforschung’, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Single Museum’, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Papierarbeiten’, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, Germany
‘Moraltarantula 5’, Zollamt-Oberhafenkantine, Hamburg, Germany
‘Korrupte Talente’, Avantrash, Munich, Germany
‘Single Club’, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Dirty Dancing’, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
‘Everything you ever liked about your mother’, 15 Howie Street, London, UK
‘The Spur of the Moment’, Nest, Den Haag, Netherlands
‘Pop Hits’, Tanzschule, München; Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

‘Addition and Subtraction’, 304 days, Vancouver, Canada
‘GSK - Gesellschaft für streitorientierte Kulturforschung’, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Vor Gott ist alle Kunst Scheisse’,Oktober, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Moraltarantula 4’, Elektrohaus, Hamburg, Germany
‘A thing is a thing in a whole which it’s not’, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne, Germany
‘We redefine when we come of age 1976-1987’, Toldkammeret, Helsingør, Denmark
‘The rest is history’, Mike Potter Projects, Berlin, Germany
‘Editionen + X’, Artleib, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘The Destroyed Room’, Whatspace, Perron 58, Tilburg, Netherlands
‘Forgotten Bar Project’, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
‘Nothing is wrong if it feels good’, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, Germany

‘Lust auf Öl’, Raum Kalk, Cologne, Germany
‘The last real painters’, Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands
‘Painting on the Möve’, curated by Albert Oehlen, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
‘Something strange will happen this summer’, Mike Potter Projects, Oxford, UK
‘Whatbar 5’, Whatspace, Ghent, Belgium
‘Giganten’, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, Germany
‘Dolce Standards’, Maverick, Cologne, Germany

‘1001 Bild’, Villa de Bank, Enschede, Netherlands
‘Great Expectations’, Artlab21, Bergamont Station, Los Angeles, CA, USA

‘Unqualifiziertes Dunkel’, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, Germany
‘Bye, Bye Acapulco’, Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Kombilösung: Spiegelvision’, Artleib, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Achte oder zehnte Ausstellung im Blast Raum’, Kunstraum Blast, Cologne, Germany
‘Royalbunker’, Institut für zeitgenössische Beobachtung, Vienna, Austria

‘I know you, but you don’t know me’, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
‘Intersection’, Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands
‘Jahresgaben’, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
‘Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten’, Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Vergeht mir Hören’, Sehen und Denken, Galerie Tedden, Oberhausen, Germany
‘Public Folder #2’, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne; Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

Atelierstipendium Kölnischer Kunstverein und Imhoff-Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

Public collections 

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Colección JUMEX, Fundación Eugenio Lopez, Mexico City, Mexico
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Zabludowicz Collection, London, IK