Mark Bradford

06.09.2024 to 10.03.2025
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Mark Bradford's (b. 1961) first solo museum presentation in Germany will inaugurate the reopening of the Rieckhallen. Spanning painting, sculpture, installation, and video, the exhibition delves into societal issues such as violence and urban life.

Bradford's striking visual compositions, crafted through his signature large-scale paintings using found materials predominantly sourced from his native Los Angeles, serve as conduits of urban memory. His multifaceted practice offers poignant commentary on race, gender, and economic disparities. Notable pieces include recent large-scale paintings reflecting on the Great Migration era in the United States, resonating with the museum's historical legacy. Others function as sculptural installations, engaging visitors physically within the exhibition space. Sound and video pieces punctuate the experience, enriching the exhibition with Bradford's diverse artistic voice.


An edition of the Hamburger Bahnhof catalogue series, published by Silvana Editoriale Milano, will accompany the exhibition.


The exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the directors of Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.

The exhibition is supported by Hamburger Bahnhof International Companions e. V.

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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10557 Berlin

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