Caro Jost

Born 1965 in Munich, Germany
lives and works in New York and Munich

Concept artist Caro Jost appropriates foreign traces, materials and memories, which she transforms into autonomous artworks of both autobiographical and social relevance. From the very beginning, compiling and archiving has been an important component of her strategy as an artist. In terms of both content and form, the artist works with collages. Jost preserves pieces of evidence, appropriates them and comments upon them. In doing so, her concern is for the transferal of historical reality to the present day. The artist has achieved a great deal of recognition for her development of the “Streetprint” image type, for which she creates actual street impressions of venues that have personal, social or art historical meanings.

Vita

Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, DE (Diploma Prof. Jean-Marc Bustamante, Prof. Florian Pumhösl)
Art Students League, New York, USA (with Larry Poons among others)
Literature and Law, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, DE (State Examinations)

Solo Shows (Selection)

2020

FINAL TRACES, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, LTU
CHARACTER-IMAGE ART, Art Granary, Beijing, CHN
ALGORITHM AND APPROPRIATION, Bluerider Art Gallery, Taipei, TWN

2019

ZU GAST BEI GABRIELE MÜNTER, Münter Haus, Murnau, DE
FINAL TRACES, Dolby Laboratories by The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York, USA
WALK THE TALK, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

2018

A ROAD TO RED, YELLOW AND BLUE, BlueRiderArt Gallery, Taipei, TWN
FINAL TRACES, NYC, Independant Film Festival, New York, USA

2017

Anthology Film Archive, New York, USA
INVOICE PAINTINGS, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE
CHALLERY, Novomatic Forum, Vienna, AUT
TRACES, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
FINAL TRACES, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, USA

2016

WHITE STREET, Gallery 401 contemporary, Berlin, DE

2015

FINAL TRACES, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE
FINAL TRACES, American Documentary, Palm Springs, USA

2014

FINAL TRACES, NewFilmMakers Festival, New York, USA
STREETPRINTS, Gallery 401 contemporary, Berlin, DE
FINAL TRACES, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, DE
ONE NIGHT AT SCHUMANN’S, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, DE

2013

Film im K20, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, DE
IM SPIEGEL DER STÄDTE / crosstown reflections, Galerie Oberbayern, Munich, DE

2011

STREET VIEWS, Residenz, Munich, DE

2010

BERLIN STREETVIEWS, VDA, Berlin, DE

2009

STOP-OVER || CROSS-OVER, Residenz, Munich, DE

2008

STREETPRINTS, Museum Vass, Veszprém, HUN

Group Shows (Selection)

2019

Yoko Ono – Water Event, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
The Abstract Cabinet (with Katja Strunz, Gerold Miller and others), Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, IT
TAKE FIVE, BlueRiderArt Gallery, Taipei, TWN

2018

Sixth Sense (with Alice Aycock, Monica Bonvicini, Dadamaino, Karin Sander and others), Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE
MONUMENTA, Leipzig, DE

2017

TRACES (with Adam Colton, Alan Johnston and Stanislav Kolibal), Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Volume 3, (with Benjamin Bergmann and Irina Ojovan), Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE
Jean Marc Bustamante: Finir en Beauté, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE

2015

Concrete Jungle, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE
Summer Show and Benefit, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York, USA

2014

CHUCKA, CHUCKA, Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, DE
Konstruiertes Grau, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, DE

2013

Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, DE
Hier, Kunstverein Würzburg, DE
Artists come first, Festival d’Art de Toulouse, Toulouse, FR

2012

20STUCK, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, DE
Black-White, Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden, DE

2011

SprachRaumWelten, DWS, Frankfurt, DE

2010

Artists of the Gallery, Alp Galleries, New York, USA

Collections and Archives (Selection)

Jumex Collection, Mexiko City, MEX
Colby Museum of Art, Maine, USA
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE
Museum of the City of Munich, Munich, DE
ZERO Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archive, Venedig, IT
The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York, USA
Smithsonian Institution – Archives of American Art, USA
MoMA Library Collection, New York, USA


Selected Works