Josef Strau

Josef Strau was featured in Light from Light.

Born Vienna, Austria 1957

Solo Exhibitions


  • Exercises, Greene Naftali, New York


  • 3 Exercises: anrufen, bekennen, wegwerfen, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich


  • The Balalaika Moment, Dependance, Bruxelles,
  • The “Why does this all happen to me” Experience, House of Gaga, Mexico City
  • Vienna and Jerusalem (with Martin Guttman), Pro Choice, Vienna


  • The Space of Words, MUDAM, Luxemburg
  •  Iniquities Suspend, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago
  • The Oriental Therapies, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany


  • 18 Inquitites, Greene Naftali, New York
  • iamb: the limbo of vanity, Vilma Gold, London (with R.H. Quaytman)
  • Malmö Konsthall, Malmö


  • Voices, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
  • Why Doesn’t My Plant Grow Anymore? Vilma Gold, London
  • Josef Strau, Dependance, Brussels


  • Dont Climb the Pyramids, Greene Naftali, New York
  • c/o Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Ziegelstrasse, Berlin invited by Yilmaz Dziewior


  • Nazis of Suburbia, Greene Naftali, New York


  • a, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Group Exhibitions


  • The Inhabitants, Vilma Gold, London


  • The Oriental Therapies, Daniel Bucholz, Berlin
  • Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
  • Groupshow, Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis
  • Galerie Lelong, New York
  • Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln


  • Novel, Bibliothekswohnung, Anna-Catharina Gebbers curated by Matt Williams, Berlin
  • Galerie Catherine Bastide & Dependance, Brüssel
  • Galerie Catherine Bastide and dependence, Brussels
  • Manifesta 7, The European Biennal of Contemporary Art, Trentino, South Tyrol, Italy
  • One Season in Hell, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin
  • It’s Gonna Rain, Maison populaire, Montreuil, France, curated by Christophe Gallois


  • Shandyismus, Secession, Vienna, Austria


  • …:ICAL KRBBR PRDLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA curated by Michael Krebber, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Looking Back, White Columns, New York
  • Next to Kin, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
  • La maman et la putain curated by Eva Svennung, Air de Paris, Paris
  • Our Marvellous Ambition, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin
  • Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; curated by Bennett Simpson (Additional Venues: Power Plant, Toronto; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2007); (catalogue)
  • Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers, Kunsthaus Dresden


  • The Gone Wai, curated by Tobias Buche Gagosian Gallery Berlin
  • Possession, Paul-Linke-Ufer, Berlin curated by Dominique Eichler


  • Mg, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
  • Zeichnungen, Werkleitzbiennale, Halle curated by Ariane MFligen Arbeitsschutz,Wandbilder, WBD, Berlin, Editionen 4 Jahre WBD, Berlin


  • Photo +, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • Photo +, Prague Biennale 1


  • The Nazis of Suburbia, onomien der Zeit, curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Astrid Wege, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Pictures, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York


  • The Inheritage, Video for Coal By Any Other Name, organized by S. Dillemuth, Colin De Land Fine Art, New York
  • hey, international competition style, TENT, Rotterdam curated by Amelie von Wulffen und Dirk Schmidt
  • ProduktivitÔøΩund Existenz organized by ¬ìDie Beute¬î, Bethanienhaus, Berlin
  • Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • Snowflake Office organized by C. KrÔøΩ Greene Naftali Gallery, NewYork


  • The Castle, (with Amelie von Wulffen), Snowflake Office, Galerie WalbrDorf


  • SUUM SUUN AKVY `73, Laden Schillerstr. 32, Berlin
  • Kunstb60, Wien with The Nazis of Suburbia


  • Die krumme Pranke, Video with A. Creischer, A. Siekmann, A. von Wulffen


  • Friesenwall 120, Cologne, co-curated with Stefan Dillemuth 1990-1993
  • Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York (with S. Dillemuth)
  • Parallax View: New York-Cologne at P.S. 1 Four Walls, New York (with S. Dillemuth)


  • Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
  • Kunstraum Daxer, MÔøΩ (with S. Dillemuth)


  • Raum Masse 10, Hamburg (with C. von Bonin)