Artists

Nitsch Hermann

Hermann Nitsch (Vienna, 1938) has devised a new form of theatre (Das Orgien Mysterien Theater) without the use of the word, which involves in an IM-mediated way all five senses, in a cathartic representation of life in its extreme aspects: from Apollonian spirituality to the most animal Dionysian instincts. By symbolic abstraction, Nitsch action-painting is born from his sensual and aesthetic theatre.

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Hermann Nitsch. Katharsis

From 30/04/2019 To 30/06/2019
Exhibition's curator Beatrice Benedetti, Peter Assmann

Hermann Nitsch and the Theatre

From 15/10/2016 To 08/01/2017
Exhibition's curator Hubert Klocker

2x10 Ten artists for our 20-year birthday

From 03/10/2015 To 31/01/2016

Hermann Nisch. Behind the altar of Hermann Nitsch

From 21/11/2009 To 31/01/2010
Exhibition's curator Danilo Eccher

Hermann Nitsch

From 06/10/2007 To 30/11/2007
Exhibition's curator Danilo Eccher

The origin of Nitsch's expressive form (Vienna, 1938), playwright, composer, philosopher and visual artist, is complex, but is primarily due to an act of rebellion against the devastating silence that characterised the aftermath of World War II in Austria; almost an exhortation to Nitsch towards his gushing, cathartic explosion of creative vis, in an epic and ostensibly brutal form. To grasp the meaning and intensity of life - Nitsch theorised - one must be aware of the emotional extremes that mark its boundaries: from ecstatic exaltation to feral suffering.

In his art, theatre, painting, music, photography, video and performance converge. Nitsch is the principal exponent (with Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler) of the Wiener Aktionismus, the movement which around the Sixties represents the maximum expressive tension of the European Body Art. Nitsch elaborates on his idea of Das Orgien Mysterien Theater (Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries): an experience of total art linked to Abreaktion's psychoanalytic concept, the emotional discharge that allows a subject to remove the effects of dramatic events. The execution of orgiastic and onanistic acts together with the staging of sacrifical rites (with memories of pagan mysteries and Christian Passion) must allow cathartic liberation from religious, moralistic, and sexual taboos. His “Actions” lead him to forge relations in Germany with Beuys and Vostell and in the United States with Kaprow and the Fluxus group. In 1971 he buys the castle of Prinzendorf, at 50 km. From Vienna, which becomes the seat of its Das Orgien Mysterien Theater.

The works of Hermann Nitsch are included in numerous collections in addition to the MART in Rovereto, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the New York Guggenheim, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tate Modern in London.

In 2007, the Austrian government dedicated the Hermann Nitsch Museum to the artist in Mistelbach, near his residence in Prinzendorf. In 2008 the Museo Hermann Nitsch - Archivio Laboratorio per le Arti Contemporanee, opened in Naples.

Solo exhibitions

 

 

2019 Hermann Nitsch. Katharsis, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
Hermann Nitsch. Spaces of Color, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch – life and work, poster, libri e video degli ultimi sessanta anni di opere di Nitsch, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Relitti 152. Azione, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, Italy
80, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
The Total Art Work, Lechner Museum, Ingolstadt, Germany
Hermann Nitsch & Julian Schnabel, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, Austria

 

2018 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie 422 Margund Lössl, Gmunden, Austria
Hermann Nitsch- something old and something new, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
80 years Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz, Austria
80 years Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Kunst&Handel, Graz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch. Memorial against the war, Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Rx, Paris, France
80 years Hermann Nitsch, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
Hermann Nitsch – life and work, poster, libri e video degli ultimi sessanta anni di opere di Nitsch, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kurhaus, Hinterzarten, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London, UK
Hermann Nitsch – solopresentation, Marc Straus Gallery, Armory show, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch - drawings 1957-2017, Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria

 

2017 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Navratil, Prague, Czech Republic
Tools and relics of the Orgies Mysteries Theaters, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch - under the mountains, Kunsthalle 1800, St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch – the print works, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach Museum für druckgrafiken, Rankweil, Austria
Hermann Nitsch - collezione Carlo Palli, Carlo Palli, Fondazione opere Santa Rita, Prato, Italy
Hermann Nitsch - relikt // om theater, Tiberio Cattelani / om, Modena, Italy
Hermann Nitsch - celebrating life, Iaga Contemporary Art, Cluj/Napoca, Romania
Hermann Nitsch - la crudeltá nell'arte, Capit Romagna, Ravenna, Italy
Hermann Nitsch and his artistic pilgrimage, Um Museum, Bongdam, Hwaseong, South Korea
Hermann Nitsch - O.M.T. colore dal rito, Museo Ciac, Foligno, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Geuer & Geuer art galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2016 Hermann Nitsch - the Orgies Mysteries Theatre, Art de Temple, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Utopia. The conceptual architecture of the Orgies Mysteries Theaters, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch and the theater, Amo - Arena Museo Opera, Verona, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie 422, Gmunden, Austria
Hermann Nitsch – Ritual, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Arena. Opere dall’opera, Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch. Passion – Resurrection, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch - paintings/drawings/print, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Feast of existence. Hermann Nitsch and the theater, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Hermann Nitsch. Posters from 5 decades, Daniel Löwenbrück, Berlin, Germany

 

2015 Existenzfest. Hermann Nitsch und das theater, Theatermuseum, Vienna, Austria
12 works on paper, Galerie Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Nitsch on the trails of Freud, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch. Il teatro delle orge e del mistero, Zac Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy
Drawings - 1960 to 2015, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch. Memorial against the war, Çanakkale, Turkey
Feast of existence. Hermann Nitsch and the theater, Theatermuseum, Vienna, Austria
12 works on paper - 70th painting action, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Hermann Nitsch. Das Orgien Mysterien Theater, Museo Jumex Cancelled, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2014 Aktionsmalerei, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
New York 2011, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Arena - Opere dell'opera, Nitsch museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Malaktionismus, Museo Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Das orgien mysterien theater, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Carne e luce, fondazione Ducci, Rome, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Culture Industries Association, Hong Kong
Maculations, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria

 

2013 Sinne und sein – Retrospektive, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
World metamorphosis, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Studio Morra / Alnitak Art Agency, Art Berlin Contemporary, Germany
Performance Photography - 1960 to 1979, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria

 

2012 Hermann Nitsch, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Hermann Nitsch: aus dem gesamtkunstwerk, Galerie Walker, Schloss Ebenau, Rosental, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
5 jahre Hermann Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria

 

2011 Hermann Nitsch: 60 Painting Action_60.Malaktion, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
Frühere werke aus der Duerckheim collection, Mzm, Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

 

2010 Personal structures. Time-space-existence, Künstlerhaus Bregenz Masterpieces from the Deuerkheim Collection, Hermann Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Pentecost celebration: 130. Aktion, Museum Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Drawings exhibition at the cabinet des dessins, Musée d'art moderne, St. Etienne, France
Hermann Nitsch, Museum Nitsch, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Conference, Brixner symposium, Brixen, Italy
Smelling, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Concert, Nitsch quintett, Musée d`art moderne, St. Etienne, France

 

2009 Dietro l’altare di Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Boxart, Verona, Italy
56. Painting performance, Hermann Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
First representation ägyptischen symphony, Hermann Nitsch Museum Mistelbach, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kavernen, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, De Pont Museum Tilburg, Holland, incubate festival in Tilburg, Holland GAM, Turin, Italy
Exhibition Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2008 Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Boxart, Verona, Italy

 

2007 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie am Stein, Schärding, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent, Belgium
Hermann Nitsch, Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, St. Pölten, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Maringer, St. Pölten, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy

 

2006 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Curtze, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie White Space, Beijing, China
Hermann Nitsch, Mike Weiss Galery, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan
Hermann Nitsch, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Large Retrospective, Galerie Weihergut, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie 422, Gmunden, Austria

 

2005 Hermann Nitsch, Lower Austrian Centre of documentation for modern art, DOK, St. Pölten, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Hermann Nitsch, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Christine König, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Jünger, Baden, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Station Museum of Contemporary Art Houston, Texas, USA
Actions 1962-2003, Slought Foundation, Phildelphia, USA

 

2004 Hermann Nitsch, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria 
Hermann Nitsch, Haus der Musik, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie am Stein, Schärding, Austria

 

2003 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Kunst & Handel, Graz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Haus der Musik, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Gerersdorfer, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, works from Sammlung Essl 1960–2000, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria

 

2002 Hermann Nitsch, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Kulturhaus, Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie 422, Gmuden, Austria

 

2001 Hermann Nitsch, Österreichische Galerie Oberes Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

 

2000 Hermann Nitsch, White Box Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Palazzo Steline, Milan, Italy

 

1999 Hermann Nitsch, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Hermann Nitsch, White Box Gallery, con Günther Brus, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie am Stein, Schärding, Austria

 

1998 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Frank Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent, Belgium
Hermann Nitsch, Kulturhaus, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Lindinger & Schmid, Regensburg, Germany

 

1997 Retrospective, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden
Retrospective, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hermann Nitsch, Neue Galerie, Linz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Underwoodstreet Gallery, London, UK
Hermann Nitsch, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 20er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kunstraum, Innsbruck, Austria

 

1996 Hermann Nitsch, Gallery Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wörlen, Passau, Germany
Retrospective, Sala Parapalló, Valencia, Spain
Painting action and exhibition, Schömer–Haus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Guiseppe Morra, Naples, Italy
Retrospective, Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

1995 Retrospective show, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Barlach, Halle k, Hamburg, Germany
Ausstellungen und Aktionen in der Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany

 

1994 Hermann Nitsch, Raiffeisenhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Tumult, Turin, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Casina Vanvitelliana, Fusaro, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Kärntner Landesmuseum, Klagenfurt, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

 

1993 Hermann Nitsch, Rány a Mystéria (injuries and mysteries) National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Hermann Nitsch, Neues Museum Weserburg, Brema, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Cattellani, Modena, Italy

 

1992 Retrospective on the occasion of the world exhibition, Pabellón de las Aetes, Seville, Spain
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Heike Curtze, Schloss Prinzendorf, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

 

1991 Hermann Nitsch, St. Petri, Lübeck, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Festspielhaus, Bregenz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, br>Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

 

1990 Hermann Nitsch, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands
Aktionsmalereien, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria
1960–63, 1989–90, Düsseldorf Hafen, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Ottesen, Kopenhagen, Denmark
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie AK, Frankfurt sul Meno, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Maeght Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
Hermann Nitsch, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

1989 Hermann Nitsch, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Luhring & Augustine, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Donguy, Paris, France

 

1988 Hermann Nitsch, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA
Hermann Nitsch, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

 

1987 Hermann Nitsch, Villa Pignatelli, Naples, Italy
20th painting action and exhibition, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

 

1985 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Maeght Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

 

1984 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Franz Paludetto, Turin, Italy

 

1983 Hermann Nitsch, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Neue Galerie, Linz, Austria

 

1982 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Gadenstätter, Zell am See, Austria

 

1981 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Kulturhaus, Graz, Austria

 

1979 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Petersen, Berlin, Germany

 

1978 Hermann Nitsch, Retrospektive 1960–77, Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria

 

1977 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

1976 Hermann Nitsch, Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

 

1975 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Innsbruck, Austria
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France

 

1974 Hermann Nitsch, Studio Morra, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Diagramma, Milano, Italy

 

1973 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Werner, Cologne, Germany
Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Klewan, Vienna, Austria

 

1964 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Junge Generation, Vienna, Austria

 

1963 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Dvorak, Vienna, Austria

 

1961 Hermann Nitsch, Galerie Fuch, Vienna, Austria

 

1960 Hermann Nitsch, Loyality Club, Vienna, Austria

 

 

Group exhibitions

 

 

2019 Intriguing Uncertainties, The Parkview Green Museum, Beijing, China
Opera as the World. The quest for a total work of art, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

 

2018 Kunstimweinkeller, Kiwk, Straden, Austria
Hermann Nitsch / Elgar Esser / Lee Bae / Bae Bien-u, Galerie Rx, Paris, France

 

2017 Hermann Nitsch / Julian Beck / Shozo Shimamoto / Joseph Beuys, Casa Morra, Naples, Italy
Hermann Nitsch, Parallel Vienna, Altes Zollamt (Sigmund Freund Universität), Vienna, Austria
Gemischter Satz, Hermann Nitsch und Vroni Schwegler, Verein für Originalradierung, Munich, Germany
Hermann Nitsch - Art Brussels, Marc Strauss Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Psycho drawing - art brut and the '60s and '70s in Austria, Lentos, Linz, Austria
Hermann Nitsch & Hans Karl Kandel - purity and ritual, Kunst Galerie Fürth, Fürth, Germany
Hermann Nitsch - arco Madrid Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Marc Strauss Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Hermann Nitsch - zona Maco México Arte Contemporaneo, Marc Strauss Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2016 Hermann Nitsch - Dallas Biennial with Teresa Margolles, Dallas Biennial, Dallas, Texas, USA
Hermann Nitsch performance-cinema, Parallel Vienna, Alte Post (Dominikanerbastei), Vienna, Austria
Le corps peint. Nature, violence et séduction, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lens/Crans-MontanA, Switzerland
Closed universe? New forms of Vienna Actionism in Contemporary Art?, Galerie Martinetz, Cologne, Germany
Body, psyche & taboo, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
Crocifissi - kreuzigungen, Francis Bacon - Hermann Nitsch - Concetto Pozzati, Palazzo Montanari, Bologna, Italy

 

2015 Saturnalia II, Galerie Konzett, Vienna, Austria
Leviticus, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, USA
The Orgies Mysteries Theater, Summerhall Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Au rendez-vous des amis, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini, Collezione Burri, Città di Castello, Italy
My body is the event, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
Vienna for art's sake, Winterpalais des Prinzen Eugen, Vienna einzelpräsentation im rahmen der gruppenausstellung, Austria
Sleepless, 21er haus, Vienna, Austria

 

2014 Made in Austria, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Im dialog - Wiener Aktionismus, Mdm, Salzburg, Austria
Biennale di disegno, Rimini, Italy
142nd action, feast of Pentecost, Prinzendorf Castle, Austria
77. Painting Performance, Galerie Thoman, Vienna, Austria
Senses and Being, Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Senses and Being, Linz, Austria
Selten gehörten musik, theater Casino Zug e Musikakademie, Basel, Switzerland

 

2013 Personal structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
La perversión de lo clásico: anarquía de los relatos, Museo Archeologico, Padiglione Cuba, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Flesh and blood, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Faces past and present, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Seeing Wagner, k.u.k. post- and Telegraphenamt, Vienna, Austria
Ernesto Balducci and the 'mass of the artists, Fondazione Ernesto Balducci, Palazzo Medici Ricardi, Florence, Italy
Duetto per Napoli, (Attersee e Nitsch), Castel dell'Ovo, Naples, Italy
138th action (3-day-play), Centraltheater, Leipzig, Germany
140th action (teaching action), Abc, Berlin, Germany
66th painting action, Istanbul contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
141st action (teaching action), Nitsch Foundation Vienna, Austria
Universität Leipzig, Museum der bildenden künste, Leipzig, Germany
Concerts: streichquintett 1938, Nitsch Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Leipzig Symphony, Centraltheater, Leipzig, Germany
Composition for Organ, Jesuitenkirche, Vienna, Austria
Duetto per Napoli (Attersee/Nitsch), Teatrino di Corte, Naples, Italy

 

2012 Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk im 21er haus, Vienna, Austria
Levitikus, Innsbruck/Vienna, Austria
Kunstkulturkirche, Frankfurt, Germany; Thoman Modern, Innsbruck, Austria
Explosion painting as action, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Explosion painting as action, Galerie 422 Margund Lössl, Gmunden, Austria
Explosion painting as action, Fondacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
A bigger splash: painting after performance art, Tate Modern, London, UK
135th action, Havana, Cuba
64th painting performance, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Mart, Rovereto, Italy
Concerts: sinfonie for 100 pianists and 33 pianos and 1 synthesizer, Tag der Tausend Finger / OÖ Kulturquartier Linz, Austria

 

2011 Blood Lines, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
60th Painting Action, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
Obsession and intimacy: the body in Contemporary Austrian drawings - from Alfred Kubin to Birgit Jürgenssen, B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Athens, Greece
131th Teaching Action, Leo König inc., New York, USA
Eroi, GAM, Turin, Italy
Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Costumes and settings by Hermann Nitsch for Saint Francois d`Assise by Olivier Messiaen, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany 
Organ Concert, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria

 

2010 Potere Inconscio e Creatività. Lo stato delle cose, Cascina Farsetti, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Rome, Italy
New Acquisitions, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France
 

 

2009 Il Teatro della Performance, GAM, Turin, Italia
An Open Window on the World of Art, Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Stations of the Cross, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands
Quinta triennale d’arte sacra Contemporanea, Seminario Arcivescovile, Lecce, Italy
Cose mai viste. The Road to Contemporary, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy

 

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, Italy

 

2006 Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples/1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA
Realm of the Spirit, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
Reverence, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peeksill, USA
Intensive Painting, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
Herman Nitsch and Erika Schmied, Galerie 422 Margund Lössl, Gmunden, Austria

 

2005 Entourage, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
The Giving Person. Il dono dell’artista, Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy

 

2004 Site Santa Fe Biennial, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA
Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA

 

2001 Le tribù dell’Arte II, GAM, Rome, Italy

 

2000 Paradise Lost, Stephansstift, Hannover, Germany
Faith, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA

 

1998 Out of Actions, Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Beyond The Pink (video presentation), Art Centre, Pasadena, USA

 

1997 Die Epoche der Moderne, Kunst im 20. Jhdt, Gropiusbau, Berlin, Germany
Sinnlicher Sommer, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Body, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Group exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Dadaismo – dadismi, 300 capolavori in mostra, da Duchamp a Warhol, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

 

1996 Artisti Austriaci a Roma, Palazzo Braschi, Roma, Italy
Malerei in Österreich 1945-95, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Mysterium Wein, Historisches Museum de Pflaz, Speyer, Germany
Chaos, Wahnsinn, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Germany
L’Art au Corps, Musée D’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Tight: Sphincteric Arhatship, Tans-Hudson Gallery, New York, USA

 

1995 Group exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Group exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
L’Art Contemporain Autrichien, Rouen, Caen, France



1994 L’ Incanto e la Transcendenza, Castel Ivano, Trento, Italy
Il Paese Della Meraviglie e le Tavole Della Legge, Castello di Volpaia, Volpaia (Siena), Italy 



1993 Group exhibition, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany



1992 Hors Limits, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
L’ Incanto e la Transcendenza, Castel Ivano, Trento, Italy
Il Paese Della Meraviglie e le Tavole Della Legge, Castello di Volpaia, Volpaia (Siena), Italy
Casula, Kunststation St. Petri, Köln, Germany



1991 Group exhibition, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden



1990 Gegenwart-Ewigkeit, Gropiusbau, Berlin, Germany



1989 Group exhibition, Luhring Augustine & Hodes, New York, USA



1988 Group exhibition, Teilnahme an der Biennale, Sydney, Australia
Group exhibition, Luhring Augustine & Hodes, New York, USA



1987 Group exhibition, Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, USA



1986 Austrian Drawing, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Rennweg, Sala Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Madrid, Spain
Dal Profondo, Padiglione D’Arte Contemoranea, Milan, Italy
Beuys zu Ehren, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany



1985 Brus, Rainer, Nitsch, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA



1983 Der Hang zum Gesamtkunstwerk, Ausstellung von HaraldSzeemann u. a., Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria



1982 Documenta VII, Kassel, Germany



1980 69th Action (3 hours), New York Art Fair, New York, USA



1972 Documenta V, Kassel, Germany
39th Action (2 hours), Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, USA
40th Action (first 12 hour action), Mercer Arts Center, New York, USA
58th Action (2 hours), Western Front Society, Vancouver, Canada
59th Action (2 hours), Laica and SSB, Los Angeles, USA



1970 Happening und Fluxus, Kunstverein, Köln, Germany
33rd Action (2 hours), Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
34th Action (2 hours), New York State University, Binghampton, New York, USA

 

1963 Wiener Secession, Graz,  Austria
Die Blutorgel, Pernetgassenkeller, Vienna,  Austria

 

1962 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

 

1960 Group exhibition, Galerie Zum Roten Apfel, Vienna,  Austria