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Biography

1972   
Born in Pfaffenhofen
1972   
Born in Pfaffenhofen

Education

2000   
Master Studies with Prof. Arno Rink

1997-1999   
Studies of painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the class of Prof. Arno Rink

1993   
Grant of the Walt Disney Character Animation Funds, USA

1991-1992   
California Institute of Arts Valencia, USA
2000   
Master Studies with Prof. Arno Rink

1997-1999   
Studies of painting at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the class of Prof. Arno Rink

1993   
Grant of the Walt Disney Character Animation Funds, USA

1991-1992   
California Institute of Arts Valencia, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2016   
New Works, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2015   
Netsuke, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Behind the Green Door, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA 
Kalif Storch, Taler Originalgrafik, Leipzig, Germany

2014   
Tanz, Galerie Kleindienst, Liepzig, Germany
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Wels Stadtgalerie, Wels, Austria
A Moveable Feast, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

2013   
Fruhstuck im Freien, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Punch Venezia, Venice, Italy
Frau im Mond, Sammlung Philara, Duesseldorf, Germany
Dekoration, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2012   
Die Stadt, Campoli Presti, London, Great Britain
Frau im Mond, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2011   
The Pervert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010   
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany

2009   
Backerei, Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium 
Parade, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels, Belgium 
Emmerdeur Futuriste, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Dessins, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
Portraits, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2008   
Lady in the Lake, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
General Angst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2007  
l´homme et l´œuvre, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Falsche Figuration, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Ulrich Museum of Art, Whichita State University, Wichita, USA
Akademie, Sutton Lane, London, Germany
Christoph Ruckhaberle: Residency, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

2006   
Sutton Lane, Paris, France
LFL Gallery, New York, USA
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Hobbyshop, Munich, Germany
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005   
Of Painting, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Nye Eventyr, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Denmark
Der Partyschreck, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2004   
Sutton Lane Gallery, London, Great Britain
Zirkus, LFL Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003   
Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany
Frosch mit der Maske, Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany

2002   
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany

2001   
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
2016   
New Works, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2015   
Netsuke, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Behind the Green Door, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA 
Kalif Storch, Taler Originalgrafik, Leipzig, Germany

2014   
Tanz, Galerie Kleindienst, Liepzig, Germany
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Wels Stadtgalerie, Wels, Austria
A Moveable Feast, Campoli Presti, Paris, France

2013   
Fruhstuck im Freien, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Punch Venezia, Venice, Italy
Frau im Mond, Sammlung Philara, Duesseldorf, Germany
Dekoration, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2012   
Die Stadt, Campoli Presti, London, Great Britain
Frau im Mond, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2011   
The Pervert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010   
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Trapped in White Tiger Sanctum, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany

2009   
Backerei, Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium 
Parade, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels, Belgium 
Emmerdeur Futuriste, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Dessins, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
Portraits, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany

2008   
Lady in the Lake, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
General Angst, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2007  
l´homme et l´œuvre, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Falsche Figuration, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christoph Ruckhaberle, Ulrich Museum of Art, Whichita State University, Wichita, USA
Akademie, Sutton Lane, London, Germany
Christoph Ruckhaberle: Residency, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

2006   
Sutton Lane, Paris, France
LFL Gallery, New York, USA
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Hobbyshop, Munich, Germany
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005   
Of Painting, Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Nye Eventyr, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Denmark
Der Partyschreck, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

2004   
Sutton Lane Gallery, London, Great Britain
Zirkus, LFL Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003   
Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany
Frosch mit der Maske, Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany

2002   
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany

2001   
Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2015   
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
German Promises, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bittersusse Zeiten. Barock und Gegenwart in der SOR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Kunsthaus Apolda, Apolda/  Thuringen, Germany 
New Painting From Germany,  Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2.5.0. - Object is Meditation and Poetry ..., Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2014   
Amorphophallus, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Die Leipziger Edition, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Kentucky Karaoke, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany
Chaos Hat, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
bb, galerieKleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Bittersusse Zeiten - Barock Und Gegenwart In Der Sammlung Sor Rusche Oelde/ Berlin, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Die Liebe, das Leben und der ganze Rest. Die Sammlung SOR Rusche, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Mensch werde wesentlich - gemalt ist der Mensch mehr Mensch, Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany

2013   
Berlin Klondyke, Hipphalle Gmunden, Austria
Cliche verre reloaded, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
GEKAUFT - Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung 2003 - 2013, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo del Teatro Isauro Martinez Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico 
Elective Affinities. Recent Painting and Drawing from the Museum Frieder Burda, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany
Jahre Zukunft, Galerie Notwehr, Sonneberg, Germany  
ZWEITE, Kulturhalle Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany 
LUBOK in Mexico, centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico

2012   
Berlin-Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofenen ad der Ilm, Germany 
German Now - From Leipzig, Seongnam Arts Center, South Korea
LUBOK. Druckgrafik und Kuenstlerbuecher aus Leipzig, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Duesseldorf, Germany 
LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico 

2010   
Paralleller, Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway

2009   
60/40/20. Kunst in Leipzig seit 1949, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Menschenbilder 1620/2009. Zeitgenossische Bildnisse 
begegnen alten niederlandischen Portraits, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh

2008   
The Leipzig Phenomenon, art hall Budapest, Hungary
Manifesta7, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino-Southtirol (I)
Drawcula, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
New Leipzig School, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
wie immer, association of etching, Munich, Germany

2007   
Seit Leipzig, art hall Wittenhagen, Germany
Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Frye Art Museum,
Seattle, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
Made in Leipzig - Bilder einer Stadt, Essl Collection, Royal Palace Hartenfels, Torgau

2006   
Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
Kantor/Feuer Gallery Los Angeles, USA
Artists from Leipzig, Arario Gallery, Korea
Zuruck zur Figur, Hypo art hall, Munich, Germany
Sommerausstellung, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Ballkunstler, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Made in Leipzig - Bilder einer Stadt, Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg/Vienna

2005   
Cold Hearts: Artists from Leipzig, Arario Gallery, Korea
Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane c/o Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Reflection Part II, Sutton Lane, London, Great Britain
From Leipzig.Works from the Ovitz Family
Collection, Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
The Dresden and Leipzig schools, 2. Prague Biennial, Prague
Leipzig in Dessau, Meisterhauser Bauhaus, Dessau
Sammlung Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Life after Death, MassMoCA, North Adams,  USA
Quartet, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Baby Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neo-Con, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at the Passerby, New York, USA

2004   
The New Leipzig School of Painting, Contemporay Museum, Baltimore, USA
East International, curated by Neo Rauch, Norwich School of Art and Design (Norge)
Clara Park - MarianneBoesky Gallery, New York, USA
Annual exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2003   
Grasland, Galerie Wassermann, Munich, Germany
Lazarus Effekt, Biennial Prague
Sieben Mal Malerei, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Max Pechstein Forderpreis, Museum Zwickau
LIGA- junge Kunst aus Leipzig, art association Neustadt
7 x Malerei, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002   
Wunschbilder, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Convoi, Metallgalerie, IG Metal, Frankfurt/Main
Zweidimensionale, art hall of the Sparkassen Leipzig, Germany
Leipziger Lerchen. Junge Malerei im Kulturhof Flachsgasse, Speyer
5 x 5 junge Kunst aus Sachsen, Neue Sachsische Galerie Chemnitz
Junge Kunst aus Leipzig, art association Sulzfeld
5 aus 11, Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany
Willkommen in Leipzig, exhibition room of the Liga Frankfurt/Main
Convoi, Kulturspeicher Oldenburg, Germany

2001   
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz und Kramer, Cologne, Germany
Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle of the Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz und Kramer, Cologne, Germany
Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle of the Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
Leipziger Maler, art association Galerie Markt Brucksmuhl

2000   
Junge Kunst 5, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
LIGA, Steibs Hof, Leipzig, Germany
2015   
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
German Promises, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bittersusse Zeiten. Barock und Gegenwart in der SOR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, Kunsthaus Apolda, Apolda/  Thuringen, Germany 
New Painting From Germany,  Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2.5.0. - Object is Meditation and Poetry ..., Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2014   
Amorphophallus, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Die Leipziger Edition, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Kentucky Karaoke, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany
Chaos Hat, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, USA
bb, galerieKleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Bittersusse Zeiten - Barock Und Gegenwart In Der Sammlung Sor Rusche Oelde/ Berlin, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Die Liebe, das Leben und der ganze Rest. Die Sammlung SOR Rusche, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Mensch werde wesentlich - gemalt ist der Mensch mehr Mensch, Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany

2013   
Berlin Klondyke, Hipphalle Gmunden, Austria
Cliche verre reloaded, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
GEKAUFT - Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung 2003 - 2013, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
LUBOK. Grafica contemporanea y libros de artistas de Leipzig, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo del Teatro Isauro Martinez Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico 
Elective Affinities. Recent Painting and Drawing from the Museum Frieder Burda, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany
Jahre Zukunft, Galerie Notwehr, Sonneberg, Germany  
ZWEITE, Kulturhalle Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany 
LUBOK in Mexico, centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico

2012   
Berlin-Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofenen ad der Ilm, Germany 
German Now - From Leipzig, Seongnam Arts Center, South Korea
LUBOK. Druckgrafik und Kuenstlerbuecher aus Leipzig, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Duesseldorf, Germany 
LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico 

2010   
Paralleller, Ungt samtidsmaleri fra Norge/Leipzig, Kistefosmuseet, Jevnaker, Norway

2009   
60/40/20. Kunst in Leipzig seit 1949, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Menschenbilder 1620/2009. Zeitgenossische Bildnisse 
begegnen alten niederlandischen Portraits, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh

2008   
The Leipzig Phenomenon, art hall Budapest, Hungary
Manifesta7, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino-Southtirol (I)
Drawcula, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
New Leipzig School, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
wie immer, association of etching, Munich, Germany

2007   
Seit Leipzig, art hall Wittenhagen, Germany
Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Frye Art Museum,
Seattle, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
Made in Leipzig - Bilder einer Stadt, Essl Collection, Royal Palace Hartenfels, Torgau

2006   
Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
Kantor/Feuer Gallery Los Angeles, USA
Artists from Leipzig, Arario Gallery, Korea
Zuruck zur Figur, Hypo art hall, Munich, Germany
Sommerausstellung, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Ballkunstler, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Made in Leipzig - Bilder einer Stadt, Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg/Vienna

2005   
Cold Hearts: Artists from Leipzig, Arario Gallery, Korea
Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane c/o Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Reflection Part II, Sutton Lane, London, Great Britain
From Leipzig.Works from the Ovitz Family
Collection, Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
The Dresden and Leipzig schools, 2. Prague Biennial, Prague
Leipzig in Dessau, Meisterhauser Bauhaus, Dessau
Sammlung Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Life after Death, MassMoCA, North Adams,  USA
Quartet, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Baby Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neo-Con, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at the Passerby, New York, USA

2004   
The New Leipzig School of Painting, Contemporay Museum, Baltimore, USA
East International, curated by Neo Rauch, Norwich School of Art and Design (Norge)
Clara Park - MarianneBoesky Gallery, New York, USA
Annual exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2003   
Grasland, Galerie Wassermann, Munich, Germany
Lazarus Effekt, Biennial Prague
Sieben Mal Malerei, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Max Pechstein Forderpreis, Museum Zwickau
LIGA- junge Kunst aus Leipzig, art association Neustadt
7 x Malerei, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002   
Wunschbilder, Museum of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Convoi, Metallgalerie, IG Metal, Frankfurt/Main
Zweidimensionale, art hall of the Sparkassen Leipzig, Germany
Leipziger Lerchen. Junge Malerei im Kulturhof Flachsgasse, Speyer
5 x 5 junge Kunst aus Sachsen, Neue Sachsische Galerie Chemnitz
Junge Kunst aus Leipzig, art association Sulzfeld
5 aus 11, Galerie LIGA, Berlin, Germany
Willkommen in Leipzig, exhibition room of the Liga Frankfurt/Main
Convoi, Kulturspeicher Oldenburg, Germany

2001   
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz und Kramer, Cologne, Germany
Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle of the Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
Malerei, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
Junge Malerei, Galerie Binz und Kramer, Cologne, Germany
Arte Saxonia, Kuppelhalle of the Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany
Leipziger Maler, art association Galerie Markt Brucksmuhl

2000   
Junge Kunst 5, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany
LIGA, Steibs Hof, Leipzig, Germany