Josef Albers

1888
Born in Bottrop / Germany 

1913–1915
Königliche Kunstschule zu Berlin, studied Art

1916
Folkwangschule Essen 

1918–1919
Königlichen Kunstschule in Munich, Student of Franz von Stuck and Max Doerner

1920
Bauhaus in Weimar, Student of Johannes Itten

1930
Bauhaus, Deputy Director

1933–1949
Black Mountain College, Professorship

1950–1958
Department of Design at the Yale University, „Visiting Critic“
Harvard, Visiting professor

1954–1955
Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, Visiting professor

1962
Yale University, Honorary Doctorate

1970
Bottrop, Honorary citizen

1976
Died in New Haven, Connecticut / USA

www.albersfoundation.org

 

Solo exhibitions (Selection)

2017
Josef Albers in Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 3 November 2017–18 February 2018 (upcoming)
Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 3 February–18 June 2017

2016
One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 23 November 2016–2 April 2017
Josef Albers: Grey Steps, Grey Scales, Grey Ladders, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 3 November–17 December 2016
Josef Albers: Homage to the Square, Galería Cayón, Madrid, 25 February–23 April 2016
Formulate/Articulate, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont, 4–8 April 2016

2015
A Beautiful Confluence. Anni and Josef Albers and the Latin American World, Museo delle Culture, Milan

2014
Josef Albers – Paintings on Paper, Schönewald Fine Arts, Düsseldorf
Kunst als Erfahrung. Josef Albers als Lehrer – der Maler und seine Schüler, Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop

2013  
Josef Albers and Robert Rauschenberg, Galería Cayón, Madrid
La invención concreta. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Verfemt, verfolgt – vergessen? Kunst und Künstler im Nationalsozialismus, Ephraim-Palais, Stadtmuseum Berlin
Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
S(ch)ichtwechsel! Neue Blicke auf die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Aus der zeit. Kunst der 50er und 60er Jahre in der Villa Schöningen, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam

2012              
Josef Albers en Amérique. Peintures sur papier, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
The Sacred Modernist: Josef Albers as a Catholic Artist, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
Josef Albers, Galerie Denise René - Espace Marais, Paris
Josef Albers, Galerie Berinson, Berlin

2011              
Alexej von Jawlensky-Josef Albers. Farbe-Abstraktion-Serie, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
Arp, Beckmann, Munch, Kirchner, Warhol … Klassiker in Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
Josef Albers in Amerika. Malerei auf Papier, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland & Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop

2010  
Die Chronologie der Bilder, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main
Minimalism Germany 1960s, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Gipfeltreffen der Moderne. Das Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
Malerei auf Papier. Josef Albers in Amerika, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2009  
Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Karsten Greve. 20 Years in Paris, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Abstraktion und Einfühlung, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Gipfeltreffen der Moderne. Das Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
on paper, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Josef Albers. Interaction of Color, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim

2008 
is it tomorrow yet?, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
COMING OF AGE. Arte americana dal 1850 al 1950, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
The American Scene, British Museum, London
Genau + anders. Mathematik in der Kunst von Dürer bis Sol LeWitt, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna

2007 
Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus, Kolumba, Cologne
Die Kunst zu Sammeln, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation, NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

2006  
Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From The Bauhaus To The New World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York & Tate Modern, London
Von Kandinsky bis Tatlin. Konstruktivismus in Europa, Kunstmuseum Bonn
The Expanded Eye. Sehen – entgrenzt und verflüssigt, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Figures in the Field - Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Josef Albers. The Power of Color, The Columbus Museum, Columbus

2005  
Wahlverwandtschaften, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main
Perfect Painting, Langen Foundation, Neuss
Josef Albers: Homage to the Square. A Retrospective, Museo Morandi, Bologna
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

2004  
Archiskulptur, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

2003  
The Daimler Chrysler Collection, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Works. Josef Albers, Museum Kampa, The Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation, Prague

2002  
Josef Albers – Bauhaus 1919-1933 et Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

2001 

Astratta, Palazzo Cavour, Turin
Geometrical Affairs, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Monets Vermächtnis - Serie - Ordnung und Obsession, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
De Artaud ... à Twombly, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Ornament und Abstraktion, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Josef Albers. Homage to the Square, Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan

2000  
Vom Sinn für das Wesentliche. Erwerbungen der Ära Baumann, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Farbe > Licht, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

1999  
Geometrie als Gestalt. The Daimler Chrysler Collection, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1998 
Josef & Anni Albers. Europa und Amerika, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das Original?, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz
Josef Albers. Paintings and Photographs, Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan

1997  
Exil. Flucht und Emigration europäischer Künstler 1933-1945, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das Original?, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland & Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

1995
Josef Albers. Glas – Farbe – Licht, Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany &
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1994  
Konzeptionelle Druckgraphik, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main
Josef Albers. Vetro, colore e luce, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome & Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia

1993  
Azur, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Wege der Moderne. Die Sammlung Beyeler, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Josef Albers. Arbeiten auf Papier, Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop

1992  
German etchings: 1960s, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Josef Albers. Photographien 1928–1955, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

1988 
Jean Arp – Josef Albers – John Mc Laughlin, Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Josef Albers, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Photographs of Josef Albers, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Josef Albers. Eine Retrospektive, Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin & Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

1987  
Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

1985  
La photographie du Bauhaus, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Raum Zeit Stille, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

1984  
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927-1944, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco & The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

1983
Josef Albers, Graphics and Paintings, Goethe Haus, New York
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927–1944, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

1981
Josef Albers. His Art and His Influence, Montclair Art Museum

1980
Albers Paintings, Galerie Christel, Stockholm
Josef Albers. Werke aus dem Besitz der Stadt Bottrop, Moderne Galerie, Bottrop

1978
Albers, Yale University of Art Gallery, New Haven

1977
Josef Albers, Leonid Burmann, Mark Tobey, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

1976              
Joseph Albers: 1888–1976, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
1975              
Serigraphs from Formulation: Articulation, by Josef Albers, The Art Institute of Chicago

1973
Josef Albers, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover
Albers in Bottrop, Rathaus der Stadt Bottrop
Albers, Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Josef Albers, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
Homage to Josef Albers, York University, Downsview, Toronto
Albers, Galerie Meli, Paris
Josef Albers. Formulation: Artikulation, Kunsthaus Zurich

1971
Josef Albers. Paintings and Graphics, 1917–1970, The Art Museum, Princeton University
Josef Albers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1970
Josef Albers, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf

1969              
The Graphic Construction of Joseph Albers, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
1966              
Joseph Albers. The American Years, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts
 
1965              
Josef Albers, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston

1964
Josef Albers, Galerie Buren, Stockholm
Albers, Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Soest

1963
Josef Albers, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Albers, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
The Interaction of Color and Paintings by Josef Albers«, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Art
Galerie Hybler, Copenhagen

1962
Josef Albers, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Josef Albers at the Pace, Pace Gallery, Boston

1961
Albers, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Gimpel Fils, London; Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milan; Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zürich
Recent Paintings by Josef Albers, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

1960
Josef Albers, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zürich 

1959
Josef Albers. Zur Verleihung des Conrad-von-Soest-Preises, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Josef Albers, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
Homage to the Square, Sidney Janis Gallery

1958
Josef Albers, Kunstverein Freiburg
Albers. 70th Anniversary, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Josef Albers zum 70. Geburtstag, Amerikahaus Berlin in Zusammenarbeit mit der Akademie der Künste

1957
Josef Albers, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
Josef Albers, Staatliche Werkkunstschule / Kunstsammlung Kassel
Josef Albers, Museum der Stadt Ulm
Albers, Galerie Denise René, Paris

1956
Josef Albers. Paintings, Prints, Projects, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven 

1955
Acting Colors. Albers, Sidney Janis Gallery
Josef Albers, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

1954
Josef and Anni Albers. Paintings and Weaving, Academy of the Art, Honolulu

1953
Josef Albers, University Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque
Josef Albers, Essex Art Association
Josef Albers and Anni Albers. Paintings, Tapestries and Woven Textiles, Wadsworth Atheneum
Paintings by Josef Albers, San Francisco Museum of Art

1952
Albers. Homage to the Square – Transformation of a Scheme, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Albers and Gabo, Arts Club of Chicago

1950
Josef Albers. 1931–1948, Allen R. Hite Institute, University of Louisville
Contemporary Art Society, Sydney

1949
Albers. Paintings in Black, Grey, White, Egan Gallery, New York
Josef Albers und Max Bill, Galerie Rosen, Berlin
Josef Albers, Cincinnati Art Museum
Josef Albers, The Northeon, Easton
Paintings by Josef Albers, Yale University Art Gallery 

1948
Josef Albers. Paintings, Cranbrrok Academy, Bloomfield Hills
Josef Albers, Hans Arp, Max Bill, Galerie Herbert Hermann, Stuttgart

1947
Twenty-five Paintings by Josef Albers, Memphis Academy of Arts
Josef Albers, Oils, Lithography, Woodcuts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Josef Albers, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

1946
Oils by Josef Albers, Hollins College, Roanoke
Prints by Josef Albers, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1945
Josef Albers, New Art Circle, J.B. Neumann, New York

1943
Paintings and Watercolors, Pierson Hall Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1942
Paintings by Josef Albers, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Paintings by Francesco de Cocco and Josef Albers, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Abstractions by Josef Albers, Baltimore Museum fo Art

1941
Josef Albers, Nierendorf Gallery, New York
Josef Albers, Stendhal Art Galleries, Los Angeles
Abstract Paintings by Josef Albers, Museum of Fine Arts School Boston

1940
Oils and Woodcuts by Josef Albers, San Francisco Museum of Art
Art and the Artist. Paintings by Josef Albers, Lyonel Feininger and Frank London, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte
Josef Albers, Newcomb College School of Art, New Orleans 

1939
Prints and Watercolors by Josef Albers, Philadelphia Art Alliance

1938
Josef Albers, New Art Circle, J. B. Naumann, New York
Josef Albers, Artist’s Gallery, New York 

1937
Albers and De Monda at the Katharine Kuh Gallery, Katharine Kuh Gallery, Chicago 

1935
Silographie recenti die Josef Albers e di Luigi Veronesi, Gallleria del Milione, Milan
Lyceum Club, Havanna
Works by Josef Albers, Asheville Art Guild, New York

1933
Kunstverein Leipzig

1932
Josef Albers, Glasbilder, Bauhaus, Dessau

1918
Galerie Goltz, Munich

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2017
The American Dream: Pop to the Present, British Museum, London, 9 March–18 June 2017 (upcoming)
Craft Becomes Modern, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau, 13 April 2017–7 January 2018 (upcoming)
Medusa, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 18 May–5 November 2017 (upcoming)
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White, National Gallery, London, 1 November 2017–18 February 2018. Exhibition travels to Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 21 March–15 July 2018 (upcoming)
Sunny Side Up, David Zwirner Gallery, London, 12 January–10 March 2017
Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College, Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina,20 January–20 May
In the Carpet, ifa-Galerie Berlin, 20 January–12 March 2017
Entangled: Threads and Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England, 28 January–7 May 2017
Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 3 February–18 June 2017

2016 
From the Collection: 1960–1969, Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 2016–12 March 2017
How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1 October 2016–23 April 2017
Max Peiffer Watenphul and His Companions, Galerie Orlando, Zurich, 6 October 2016–24 June 2017
L'Esprit du Bauhaus (The Spirit of the Bauhaus), Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 19 October 2016–26 February 2017
Formes et couleurs dans la création textile (Forms and Colors in Textiles), Museum de l'Impression sur Étoffes, Mulhouse, France, November 2016 – October 2017
The Painters of Black Mountain College: Selections from Southern Collections, Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, 23 September–31 December 2016
University of Birmingham, Chance, Order, Change: Abstract Paintings 1939–89, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, 11 February–8 May 2016
Rauschenberg and Albers: Box Vs. Square, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida, 26 February–14 May 2016
Albers and the Bauhaus, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, 11 February–12 March 2016
The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 11 September–2 January 2017
Antonio Calderara: A Light Without Shadow, Museo d'Arte Lugano, Lugano, 1 October 2016–22 January 2017
This May Surprise You, 1Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 5 October–17 December 2016
The Illusive Eye, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 3 February–21 May 2016
Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties, Dominique Lévy, New York, 27 January–19 March 2016
Architecture of Color: The Legacy of Luis Barragán, Timothy Taylor Gallery, New York, 23 September–19 November 2016
La Boîte de Pandore: Une autre photographie, par Jan Dibbets (Pandora's Box: Another Photography, by Jan Dibbets), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 25 March–17 July 2016
Black Mountain College: An Experiment in Liberal Arts, Scheinbaum and Russek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1 July–3 September 2016
Hard-Edge Cool: The Routhier Collection of Mid-Century Prints, Shelburne Museum,Shelburne, Vermont, 19 November 2016–22 January 2017
From Dada and Op to Color Field and Pop: 50 Years of Prints from the Permanent Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 20 June–18 September 2016
Thinking Outside the Box, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2 June–4 September 2016

2015 
Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries, Amherst Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts, 28 August 2015–3 January 2016
Light/Dark, White/Black, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 17 January–31 July 2015
Black Sun, Foundation Beyerle, Basel, 4 October 2015–10 January 2016
Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933–1957, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 5 June–27 September 2015
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933–1957, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 10 October 2015–24 January 2016. Exhibition travels to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 21 February–15 May 2016; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 17 September 2016–1 January 2017
Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts + San Antonio, 3 September 2015–3 January 2016. Exhibition travels to San Antonio Museum of Art, 13 February–8 May 2016
Seeing Color: Art, Vision, and the Brain, Academic Focus Gallery, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 13 April–5 July 2015
How to Live? Visions of the Future, Yesterday and Today, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, 5 December 2015–28 February 2016
Pepperdine University, Back to Basics: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California, 31 August–6 December 2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, 9 April–1 November 2015
Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator,32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 8 September–28 November 2015
Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, Morgan Library and Museum, New York, 13 February–24 May 2015
Transmission: Recreation and Repetition, L'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 18 June–14 July 2015
Op Art, Kinetics, Light: The Würth Collection, from Josef Albers to Vasarely to Patrick Hughes, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwabisch Hall 18 May 2015–10 January 2016
Bauhaus: Design, Vitra Design Museum,Weil am Rhein, 26 September 2015–28 February 2016. Exhibition travels to Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany, 1 April–14 August 2016

2014
Exterior Spaces, Interior Places, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 2 September–4 January 2015
One Million Years––System und Symptom,Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, 11 October 2014–6 April 2015
Color Shift, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 18 June-24 August, 2014
The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders: Artworks, Objects, and Natural Curiosities, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 23 November 2014–22 March 2015
Jean Arp–Osvaldo Licini, Museo d'Arte Lugano, Lugano, 12 April–20 July 2014
Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 15 November 2014–17 January 2016
The Avant-Garde Collection,Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, 7 September 2014–4 January 2015
In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 11 October 2014–11 January 2015. Exhibition travels to Jepson Center, Savannah, Georgia, 27 February–17 May 2015; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, 20 June–20 September 2015; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 18 October 2015–17 January 2016; Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, 13 February–15 May 2016
Harry Seidler: Painting toward Architecture, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 1 November 2014–8 March 2015
Objektiv: Josef Albers, Oran Hoffman, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 11 July–22 November 2014

2013  
Josef Albers and Robert Rauschenberg, Galería Cayón, Madrid
La invención concreta. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Verfemt, verfolgt – vergessen? Kunst und Künstler im Nationalsozialismus, Ephraim-Palais, Stadtmuseum Berlin
Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
S(ch)ichtwechsel! Neue Blicke auf die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Aus der zeit. Kunst der 50er und 60er Jahre in der Villa Schöningen, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam

2012              
The Sigrid and Franz Wojda Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt
De La Generosidad. Obras De La ColecciÓn Helga De Alvear, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Punkt. Systeme – Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Inventing Abstraction, 1910 - 1925, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2011              
Alexej von Jawlensky-Josef Albers. Farbe-Abstraktion-Serie, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
Arp, Beckmann, Munch, Kirchner, Warhol … Klassiker in Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn

2010  
Die Chronologie der Bilder, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main
Minimalism Germany 1960s, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Gipfeltreffen der Moderne. Das Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

2009  
Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Karsten Greve. 20 Years in Paris, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Abstraktion und Einfühlung, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Gipfeltreffen der Moderne. Das Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
on paper, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

2008 
is it tomorrow yet?, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
COMING OF AGE. Arte americana dal 1850 al 1950, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
The American Scene, British Museum, London
Genau + anders. Mathematik in der Kunst von Dürer bis Sol LeWitt, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna

2007 
Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus, Kolumba, Cologne
Die Kunst zu Sammeln, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

2006  
Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From The Bauhaus To The New World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York & Tate Modern, London
Von Kandinsky bis Tatlin. Konstruktivismus in Europa, Kunstmuseum Bonn
The Expanded Eye. Sehen – entgrenzt und verflüssigt, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Figures in the Field - Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

2005  
Wahlverwandtschaften, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main
Perfect Painting, Langen Foundation, Neuss

2004  
Archiskulptur, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

2003  
The Daimler Chrysler Collection, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

2002  
Josef Albers – Bauhaus 1919-1933 et Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

2001 

Astratta, Palazzo Cavour, Turin
Geometrical Affairs, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Monets Vermächtnis - Serie - Ordnung und Obsession, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
De Artaud ... à Twombly, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Ornament und Abstraktion, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

2000  
Vom Sinn für das Wesentliche. Erwerbungen der Ära Baumann, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Farbe > Licht, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

1999  
Geometrie als Gestalt. The Daimler Chrysler Collection, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1998 
Josef & Anni Albers. Europa und Amerika, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das Original?, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz

1997  
Exil. Flucht und Emigration europäischer Künstler 1933-1945, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das Original?, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland & Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

1994  
Konzeptionelle Druckgraphik, Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main

1993  
Azur, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Wege der Moderne. Die Sammlung Beyeler, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1992  
German etchings: 1960s, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

1988 
Jean Arp - Josef Albers - John Mc Laughlin, Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

1987  
Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

1985  
La photographie du Bauhaus, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Raum Zeit Stille, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

1984  
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927-1944, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco & The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

1983
Josef Albers, Graphics and Paintings, Goethe Haus, New York
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927–1944, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

1979  
Manifestations de l'art minimal, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
 
1977  
Abstraction / Creation, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tendenzen der 20er Jahre, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
 
1974  
American Prints: 1913-1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Zum Thema Farbe: Albers – Itten – Lohse, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
 
1971  
Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
1968  

documenta 4, Kassel
Deutsche Kunst heute / German Art Today: 129, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
 
1967  
The Artist as His Subject, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
 
1965 
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
1962              
Geometric Abstraction in America: March, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
 
1957              
The Sphere of Mondrian, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston
 
1956
              
Josef Albers, Fritz Glarner, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
 
1955              
documenta 1, Kassel
 
1952              
Naum Gabo and Josef Albers, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
 
1951              
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
1938              
3 German Painters, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
 
1937              
Four Painters: Albers, Dreier, Drewes, Kelpe, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago