photo: Lars Figge

Heather Sheehan
1961  born in Mt. Vernon, New York, USA.
lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

solo / 2 person exhibitions + performances / video installations

2017  institutional, Paul-Clemen-Museum, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany. 
2015  alighting, Kunstverein Augsburg, Hohlbeinhaus, Augsburg, Germany. speech / pdf: Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Bonnet, video documentation of opening performance and speech, performances: alighting and waterline/receding.
2015  barking the willow, Neue Galerie Landshut, Landshut, Germany, performance: in muddier years.
2014 - 2015  (w)hole, selected art models, Cologne, Germany, curated by Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Bonnet.
2012  visitors, the tall and the small, Kunstverein Oerlinghausen, Oerlinghausen, Germany, curated by Dr. Gisela Burkamp. opening speech
2012  visitors, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery/Non Profit Foundation, New York, New York, USA.
2011  visitors and other beings, Stadtmuseum Beckum, Beckum, Germany. (catalog)
2011  show it again..., Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany.
2011 visitors and other beings, Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Siegburg, Germany. poster  
2011  Wesen, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne, Germany
2009  Das Fremde im Anderen, MultiArt International, Bonn, Germany.
2009  beings, Neue Galerie Landshut, Landshut, Germany. photos, speech
2008  the joy ahead, Jones & Trübenbach Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
2007  Nike & Co., Art Galerie Scheel, Morsum, Sylt, Germany.
2006  visitors and colormirrors, Galerie Lutz Rohs, Düren, Germany, with Regine Schumann.
2005  each and every, Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany. (video) installation view
2005  Nike & Co., Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.
2004  2 Chicks from NYC, Projektraum 150 Kubicmeter Largus, Cologne, Germany, with Michelle Jaffé.
2003  soulfood, Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne, Germany. (catalog) opening speech from Manfred Schneckenburger
2002  grace, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany
2000  single opening, arthothek des Stadtmuseum Köln, Cologne, Germany. (video) (catalog), link
2000  father, Pavillon Schloss Molsberg, Westerwald, Germany.
2000  single opening, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany. 
1999  Zwei Amerikaner in Aschaffenburg, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany. (installation, video)
1998  Schmiererei, Second Sunday, Cologne, Germany. (installation, performance)
1998  Janine Mautsch Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
1997  Universal Mother: Made for Arolsen, Museum Schloss Arolsen, Bad Arolsen, Germany (catalog), with Ulrike Rosenbach.
1997  Universal Mother, Galerie Barbara Cramer, Bonn, Germany.
1995  on pink, Hering Raum Bonn, Germany. (performance) (Video Collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn)
1994  Galerie Barbara Cramer, Bonn, Germany, with Ludwig Wertenbruch.

selected group exhibitions + video installations + performances

2018  YOUTOO, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany.
2018  Structures Exhibition & Residency at Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK.
2017  SeamStress Performance at Ressource Kunst, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow, Germany.
2017  permafrost, Paul-Clemen-Museum, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany.
2017  Kunstwerk LebenCenter for Persecuted Arts, Kunstmuseum Solingen, Germany.
2016  The Pattern Reveals Itself, Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg-Rinnenthal, Germany.
2016  Re:Structures, The Exchange, Penzance, UK.
2016  Medicine in Art, MOCAK: Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Poland, with M. Abramović, Tadeusz Kantor, Jürgen Klauke, Zoe Leonard, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, ORLAN, Kiki Smith, D. Spoerri, VALIE EXPORT, a.o. (catalog)
2016  the snoring princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany.
2015  25 Jahre Kunst im Stadtmuseum, Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Siegburg, Germany.
2015  Jahresgaben 2015, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany.
2015  Zartheit, Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany.
2014  ON & ON & ON, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany.
2013  Von Anfang an Hiergeblieben, Museum Schloss Arolsen, Bad Arolsen, Germany.
2013  17/13, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany.
2011  Für Sie, Kunstverein Passau, Passau, Germany. (catalog)
2011  Für Sie, Neue Galerie Landshut, Landshut, Germany. (catalog)
2007  WaterColours, Galerie König, Hanau, Germany with Hans Peter Adamski, C. Anderson, Joe Barnes, M. Damkröger, Ruppert Eder, Jon Groom, E. Micus, Ivo Ringe, Jerry Zeniuk.
2007  Familienbande, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany with Henry Moore, R. Dijkstra, K. Kollwitz, W. Lehmbruck, Niki de St. Phalle, J. Tinguely, C. Thümler, E. Weible. German press release
2006  Diagnosis (Art)/Diagnose(Kunst), Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany and Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany (catalog) with Joseph Beuys, Wim Delvoye, Mona Hatoum, Damian Hirst, P. Piccinini, Marc Quinn, Andreas Serrano, Katharina Sieverding, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Timm Ulrichs
2005  Kölnkunst in Kleinsassen, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen, Germany. (catalog)
2004  Haus Arbeit, Ulrich Mueller Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
2004  Es geht uns gut und danke für den Fisch, Projektraum 150 Kubikmeter Largus, Cologne, Germany.
2002  8 x Pavillon Schloss Molsberg, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne, Germany (catalog) with Curtis Anderson, Philipp Schönborn, Franz Stähler, Roland Schappert, Julia Schrader, Tobias Gerber, Johannes Schlichting.
2001  Under the Skin/Unter der Haut, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (catalog) with Cindy Sherman, T. Florschuetz, Tony Oursler, Lim Young Sun, K.Feingold, H. Fuchs, Via Lewandowsky, K. Clarke, G. Schneider, Oleg Kulik, Jake & Dinos Chapman, T. Grünfeld, Eduardo Kac. 
1999  Macht und Fürsorge, Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany , head curator: Matthias Winzen, artists include: Joseph Beuys, L. Bourgeois, R. Dijkstra, M. Dumas, Valie Export, Ann Hamilton, Georg Herold, M. Kippenberger, K. Klapheck, D. Krieg, Tracy Moffat, Pipilotti Rist, C. Sherman, W. Tillmans. (catalog)
1998  Kölnkunst 5, Joseph-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany. (catalog)
1997  Video Flash, Hohenthal und Bergen Galerie, Cologne, Germany. (video)
1993  Die verlassenen Schuhe, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, curated by Klaus Honnef, artists include: Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Konrad Klapheck, Jürgen Klauke, Yayoi Kusama, Helmut Newton, Meret Oppenheim, C. O. Paeffgen, Daniel Spoerri, Norbert Tadeusz, Antoni Tapies, Günther Uecker, a. o.(catalog)
1991  Second Thoughts, Russell Sage College, New York, USA.
1989  Paper Works of Contemporary Art, 9th Annual International, Imadate Echizen, Japan.
1988  Not Out of Fashion, New York Public Theater, New York, New York, USA. (performance)

collections

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
MOCAK: Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Poland.
Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow, Germany.
Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Germany.

lectures and fellowships

2015-2016 MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
2004  Role of the HISK in International Contemporary Art World, Higher Institute for Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
2001  single opening, Tag der Medizin, RWTH Universitätsklinikum, Aachen, Germany.
1999  Universal Mother, Freie Kunstakademie Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
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