Fabian Schöneich is the founding director of CCA Berlin – Center for Contemporary Arts. He was curator of Portikus in Frankfurt (2014–18) and worked as an assistant curator at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstinstituut Melly (formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) in Rotterdam.


Exhibitions


Current 





Past


Who Are We Are Who

Igshaan Adams, Loretta Fahrenholz, Rochelle Goldberg, Piotr Lakomy, Sandra Mujinga, R.H. Quaytman, Erna Rosenstein, Cinga Samson, Bruno Serralongue, Amy Sillman, Tobias Spichtig, Jessica Vaughn

Braunsfelder, Cologne

19 November 2020–3 April 2021


Yes, and the body has a memory.

Sondra Perry, Julia Phillips, Lerato Shadi

I never read, Art Book Fair Basel

19 September 2020


Zigzag, Offspring 2020

Cecilia Bjartmar Hylta, Eleye Boerenkamps, Ghita Skali, Jan Hüskes, Leo Arnold, Minne Kersten, Paula Förster, Piotr Urbaniec, Sam Hersbach, Sarah Ksieska

De Ateliers, Amsterdam

4 September–20 September 2020


Unterschiedswesen

Heidi Bucher, Julia Haller, Imi Knoebel, Oliver Laric, Caroline Mesquita, Sam Moyer, Sarah Oppenheimer, Danh Vo

von Bartha Galerie, S-chanf

28 December 2019–29 February 2020


Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (2014-2018):


Moyra Davey

Hell Notes

9 December 2017–28 January 2018


Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

The Mammal and the Sap

16 September –12 January 2017


Portikus XXX

A city-wide exhibition mit Shannon Bool, 

Pure Fiction, Dara Friedman, Anne Speier, Kerstin Cmelka, Peles Empire, Tobias Rehberger & Rirkrit Tiravanija

18 July –14 October 2017


Michael Dean

Teaxths and Angeruage

1 July–3 September 2017


Slide show

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, 

Susanne Kriemann, Yutaka Sone

29 April–11 June 2017


Marina Rosenfeld

Deathstar

18 Febuary–16 April 2017


House of Commons

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Fikret  Atay, Sven Augustijnen, Monika Baer, Yto Barrada, Eric Baudelaire, Rossella Biscotti,  Mohamed Bourouissa, Banu Cennetoğlu, Keren Cytter, Michael Dean, Claire Fontaine, Ferenc Gróf, Shadi Habib Allah,  Roni Horn, Kapwani Kiwanga, Jonathan Monk, Charlotte Posenenske, Bruno Serralongue, The Propeller Group & Superflex, Danh Vo

03 December 2016–29 January 2017


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys

White Suprematism

24 September–20 November 2016


Amy Sillman

the ALL-OVER

02 July–04 September 2016


Shahryar Nashat

Model Malady

23 April–19 June 2016


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Earshot

13 February–10 April 2016


Jana Euler

In it

28 November 2015–24 January 2016


Ade Darmawan

Magic Center

19 September–15 November 2015


Otobong Nkanga

Crumbling Through Powdery Air

16 July–6 September 2015


Minouk Lim

United Paradox

14 May–5 July 2015


Zin Taylor

Stripes and Dots on the Isle of Portikus

25 April 2015


Meyer Vaisman

In History – In Future – Meyer Vaisman – 

Meir Ben David – 5774

14 February–19 April 2015


Hassan Khan

Taraban

5 February 2015


LISTE 19 Performance Project [*.pdf]

Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff, Tobias Spichtig, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Eleanor Bauer, Anne Imhof, Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Ligia Lewis, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Michael Dean

LISTE Art Fair, Basel

17 June–22 June 2014


LISTE 18 Performance Project [*.pdf]

Saâdane Afif, Zin Taylor, Adam Linder, Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda, Lubomyr Melnyk, Juliette Blightman, Hannah Weinberger

LISTE Art Fair, Basel

11 June–16 June 2013


Publications


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Dirty Evidence

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Lawrence Abu Hamdan,  Natasha Ginwala, Ruba Katrib, Andrea Lissoni, Ramona Naddaff, Fabian Schöneich, Yasmine Seale, Theodor Ringborg, Eyal Weizman

Published by Bonniers Konsthall and Lenz, 2022

ISBN 979-12-80579-08-9


Melike Kara

Where We Meet

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Jana Baumann, Melike Kara, Anne-Claire Schmitz, Fabian Schöneich

Published by Wiels and Koenig Books, 2021

ISBN 978-3-3-7533-0010-3


Raphael Hefti

Salutary Failures

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Carina Bukuts, Elena Filipovic, Raphael Hefti, Adam Jasper, Nora N. Khan, Dieter Roelstraete, Fabian Schöneich, Carmen Van Pamel

Published by Kunsthalle Basel and Lenz, 

2021

ISBN 978-88-945353-0-3


Portikus XXX

Edited by Fabian Schöneich and Franz Hempel

With texts by Sabine Maria Schmidt, Pure Fiction, Levi Easterbrooks, Sofia Leiby, Fabian Schöneich, Franz Hempel

Published by Portikus, 2019

ISBN 978-3-928071-93-2


Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Body of Work

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Liene Aerts, Michael Capio, Dorothée Dupuis, Elena Filipovic, Zoë Gray, Anne Langlois Charlotte Laubard, Alice Motard, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Samuel Saelemakers, Fabian Schöneich, Michael Van den Abeele, Véronique Wiesinger

Published by Portikus and Koenig Books, in collaboration with KIOSK, Kunsthalle Basel, and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2019

ISBN 978-3-96098-486-3


Ade Darmawan

Magic Centre

Edited by Fabian Schöneich and Philippe Pirotte

With texts by Ade Darmawan, Agung Hujatnikajennong, Philippe Pirotte

Published by Mousse Publishing, 2019

ISBN 978-88-6749-355-5


Amy Sillman

the ALL-OVER

Edited by Karen Kelly, Fabian Schöneich, Barbara Schroeder

With texts by Manuela Ammer, Yve-Alain Bois, Fabian Schöneich, Amy Sillman

Published by Dancing Foxes Press and Mousse Publishing, 2017

ISBN 978-88-6749-288-6


Otobong Nkanga

Luster and Lucre

Edited by Clare Molloy, Philippe Pirotte and Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Natasha Ginwala, Philippe Pirotte, Clare Molloy, Otobong Nkanga, Fabian Schöneich

Published by Sternberg Press, 2017

ISBN 978-3-95679-318-9


Helke Bayrle

Portikus Under Construction

www.portikusunderconstruction.de


Helke Bayrle

Portikus Under Construction 1992–2016

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Helke Bayrle, Kirsty Bell, Daniel Birnbaum, Sunah Choi, Nikola Dietrich, Nikolaus Hirsch, Brigitte Kölle, Kasper König, Angelika Nollert, Melanie Ohnemus, Sophie von Olfers, Philippe Pirotte, Fabian Schöneich, Jochen Volz

Published by Sternberg Press, 2017

ISBN 978-3-95679-305-9


Minouk Lim

United Paradox

Edited by Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Sunghoon Han, Minouk Lim, Fabian Schöneich, Hyunsuk Seo

Published by Sternberg Press, 2017

ISBN 978-3-95679-304-2


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

[inaudible] A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts

Edited by Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Emily Apter, Giovanni Carmine, Omar Kholeif, Fabian Schöneich

Published by Sternberg Press, 2016

ISBN 978-3-95679-241-0


Mike Bouchet, Paul McCarthy

Powered A-Hole Spanish Donkey Sport Dick Drink Donkey Dong Dongs Sunscreen Model

Edited by Sophie von Olfers, Philippe Pirotte and Fabian Schöneich

With texts by Sophie von Olfers, Philippe Pirotte, Antje Krause-Wahl, Eyal Weizman, Marie Sophie Beckmann, Viktoria Draganvoa, Sebastian Schneider, Anuschka Berthelius, Felix Bröcker

Published by Mousse Publishing, 2016

ISBN 978-88-6749-143-8


Selected Texts


Hadi Fallahpisheh and Kyle Thurman, in: Sophie Tappeiner gallery, Wien, 2020, *.pdf


Berenice Olmedo, in: CURA. Magazine, issue #33, Rome, 2020,  *.pdf


Virginia Overton and the Beauty of Broken Businesses, in: Frieze magazine, issue #210, London, 2020, *Link


Your Guide to Brussels Gallery Weekend, in: Frieze magazine, London, 2019, *Link


Toy Story: Geumhyung Jeong’s Cyborg Erotics, in: Frieze magazine, issue #206, London, 2019, *.pdf


Labour Party: Choreographer Adam Linder’s Performance of Work, in: Frieze magazine, issue #203, London, 2019, *.pdf


Incomplete Narratives, Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, and Fabian Schöneich in Conversation, in: Mousse, issue 57, 2017, *.pdf