Stefan Brüggemann – 7 Beats Per Minute
Stefan Brüggemann – 7 Beats Per Minute

Stefan Brüggemann, born in Mexico City 1975, works between Mexico and London. Working with neon lights, vinyl lettering, or painted texts, his work spans between – and sometimes combines – sculpture, video, painting, and drawing to create and deploy text in conceptual installations. These installations are rich with acerbic social critique and a post pop aesthetic. The artists nature is characterized by an ironic merging of Conceptualism and Minimalism.

The choice of words used in these paintings and installations are typically provocative, acerbic and topical, utilized for both form and meaning. Brüggemann’s word play create a bold and pertinent body of work, focusing on themes of appropriation and displacement.

Since the late 1990’s, Brüggemann’s work has been shown around the world at exhibitions including; Venice Biennale, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Moving Museum in Dubai, and the Museum of Installation in London. His work is found in numerous public collections such as those of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Marguiles Collection, and the Colección Jumex in Mexico City, Brüggemann’s hometown



2018 – Hi-Speed Contrast, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain.
– Take and Abandon, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.

2017 – Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, USA.
– Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.

2016 – Trash, Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain.
– To be political it has to look nice, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.
– Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, USA.

2015 – Timeless, Parra & Romero | Ibiza, Spain
– Puddle Paintings, Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Mexico City, Mexico.

2014 – Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (fluorescent), Independent Projects, Parra & Romero,
New York City, USA.
– Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (protest), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
– THIS IS NOT AN EXIT, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
– 1997-2014 Text pieces, The Wall South Kensington, Queens Gate and Harrington Road,London,
United Kingdom.

2013 – Monuments for the Ceiling I-X, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico.
– To Be Titled, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
– On Sociology (The Civilization of Speculation), Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Pivo Copan Building, Brazil.

2012 – Text Pieces, Obliterated Mirrors & Tautological Paintings, Parra & Romero, Madrid.
– Untitled (Joke and Definition Paintings), Galería de Arte Mexicano, México City.

2011 – Untitled (Definition and Joke Paintings), Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
– Project with Philippe Decrauzat, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach.
– The world trapped in the self (windows for mirrors),Mies van der Rohe Pavillion, Barcelona, Spain.
– Speculative Paintings (world isn’t free), Galeria Gam, México D.F.

2010 – No time, no return, no title, Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain, Annemasse, France.
– Twisted Inside-Out T-Shirt, Acne Studios, White Art/T-Shirt Project.
– Permanent production of excess (Red, Green, Blue), Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
– Showtitles (audio), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon Portugal.
– Headlines & last line in the movies, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA.
– Reversed Inverted, 1/9 Unosunove arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy.

2009 – Stefan Brüggemann, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
– (Signs that become abstractions, abstraction that become signs) NP3, The Netherlands.
– Monday Sies & Hoeke gallery Dusseldorf, Germany.
– NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, SAPS Sala de arte publico Siquerios, Mexico City.

2008 – Stefan Bruggemann, FRAC Bourgogne France (cat).
– The Fall, Stefan Brueggemann with DR ATL Bloomberg Space London, UK.
– 10 new works, Galeria de Arte Mexicano , Mexico.
– Black Box, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (cat).
– Soap box (a decorative form of nihilism), Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

2007 – Obliteration Series, Blow de la Barra, London UK (cat).
– A Production of Nothing, The Lift, Madrid, Spain.

2006 – Stefan Brueggemann, I-20, New York, USA.
– No, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico.

2005 – Five Text Pieces, Blow de la Barra Gallery, London. UK.
– Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach (I-20 Gallery, with Joao Onofre and Eduardo Sarabia), Miami, USA.

2004 – Stefan Brüggemann, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA.
– Stefan Brüggemann, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico.

2003 – Stefan Brüggemann, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico.
– Stefan Brüggemann, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA.

2002 – Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Off-site project, ICA, London, UK.
– Against International Standards, 24/7 Gallery, London, UK.
– Stefan Brüggemann, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico.

2001 – This Is Not Supposed To Be Here, Museum of Installation, London, UK.
– Unproductive O.P.A. Guadalajara, Mexico.
– Thoughts are products, Private Collection, New York, USA.

2000 – Wallpaper Site-specific project, Wallpaper, Mexico.
– Black Building, Mexico city, Mexico.

1999 – Parking Lot, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.

1998 – Opening, Museum of Installation, London, UK.
– Labels Site-specific window installation, Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London, United Kingdon.
– Texto Regina 51-3er piso, Mexico.

1997 – Specific Contextual Actions, Galeria Cruce, Madrid (cat.).
– Function and Dysfunctions, Site-specific project, Reyna #141, Mexico.

1996 – Grammar, Art Deposit, Mexico.

1994 – I Have To Find Before My Eyes Do, Stefan Haupt Gallery, Berlin (cat.).



2018 – Der Duft der Bilder, Werke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona, Opelvillen, Germany
– Lambert Colloections master pieces, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
– Play, City Circuit for Contemporary Art, Kortrijk, Belgium.
– Art of the treasure hunt,  Borgo San Felice, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy.

2015 – In girum imus nocte et consumimur, El Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
– Go in public the Cattelain Collection, Sheffield Museum, UK

2014 – Epicentre: conversations and discussions between artists, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain.
– Sed tantum dic verbo (Just Say The Word), curated by Glenn O’Brien, BlainSauthern Gallery
Berlin, Germany.
– First the Pleasure, Then The Thesis, Clint Roensich Gallery, Toronto Canada.

inaugural exhibition, Parra & Romero | Ibiza, Spain.
– Writing on the Wall, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
– 1:1 Sets, The New Institute, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
– An Exhibition Without Texts. Suite For Exhibition(s) and Publication(s), second mouvement, Maison
d’Art Bernard Anthonioz (Nogent-sur-Marne), Jeu de Paume, France.
– Tectonic, The Moving Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
– An Exhibition: Stefan Brüggemann, Laurence Weiner, Carey Young. The Holden Gallery, Manchester
Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
– Totendrophilia, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom.
– Confusion in the Vault, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Now Here is also Nowhere : Part I, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, USA.

2012 – Misrepresentation, Mistake and Non-Disclosure, Rove Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
– Neon. La materia luminosa dell’arte, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy.
– Graphology, Drawing Room, London, United Kingdom.
– Port, curated by Lindsay Jarvis, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Port Portugal.
– Now here is also nowhere, curated by Mathieu Copland, Poiters, France.
– Le Confort Moderne, curated by Mathieu Copland, Poiters, France.
– First Act, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Neon. Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue. La Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

2011 -Ventajas de viajar en tren, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
– Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatán and Elsewhere, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Museo
Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Comercial Break. Garage Project, curated by Neville Wakefield, 54th Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy.
– Wit,, curated by Glenn O’Brien, New York, USA.
– Lectura de una realidad, Parra&Romero, Madrid, Spain.
– Lonely at the top: Graphology Chapter 2, curated by Edwin Carels, M HKA, Antwerpen, Belgium.
– L´Insoutenable Légèreté de l´Être, Yvon Lambert, Paris, New York, USA.
– In DeedCerificates of Authenticity in Art, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy.
– More Or Less, A Few Pocket Universes, HIAP Project Room, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
– Fig.3 I don’t know what to say, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom.
– The Half-Shut Door: Artists’ Soundtracks, SE8, London, United Kingdom.
2010 – L´exposition continue (écho) curated by Mathieu Copland, Cneai, In Chato, France.
– Poem Island, Montblanc, Paris, France.
– Art Moves, 3rd International Festival of Art on Billboards, Torum, Poland.
– The Island, curated by Shamim Momin (LAND) (0HWOW), Art Basel, Miami, USA.
– Shadowed by the Future, Instituto Cervantes, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
– To the Arts, Citizens!, curated by Oscar Faria & Joa Fernandes, Fundacion Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
– I’m not Here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
– I Got A Break Baby………, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
– Todo A Nada, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2009 – Pourquoi Attendre!, curated by Simon Lamuniere, Centre D´Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
– Where do we go from here, selections from the la collection Jumex, Bass Museum, Miami, USA.
– The Impolitical, curated by Laura Bardier, Palazzo delle arti Napoli, Naples Italy [cat.].
– Locus Solus, Yvon Lambert Paris Gallery, France.
– Making of Art, The Art World and Its Players, curated by Martina Weinhart, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt,
– United Technologies, curated by Philippe Pirotte, Lismore Castle, Ireland.
– Nothigness and Being curated by Shamin M. Momin, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico.
– This Is Not an Invitation It’s a Presentation, curated by Pia Camil, Galeria OMR, Mexico.
– Espèce d’Espace, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, USA.

2008 – Ocupancy by more than 6’682’685’387 Persons is Dangerous and Unlawful, Part I, Bugada & Cargnel
curated by Pierre Bismuth, Cosmic Gallery, Paris, France.
– La invención de lo cotidiano, curated by Frederic Bonnet, Museo Nacional de Arte México, Mexico City,
Mexico [cat.].
– Term of Use, curated by Lisa Rosenthdahl, Centro Cultural Monte Hermoso, Bilbao, Spain.
– The other way around, Cosmic Gallery, Paris, France.
– Looks Conceptual, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo Brasil.
– Present, Blow de la Barra , London, United Kingdom.
– Why is there something rather than nothing? Galleria Galica, Milan, Italy.
– LatinoLatino, Palazzo della Vicaria, Trapani, Italy.
– NOLEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Germany.

2007 – Social sculpture, curated by Julie Rodriguez Widholm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA.
– Exhibitions Ruins / Emotional Landscapes, curated by Mathieu Copland, SAFAN, Reykjavik, Ireland.
– Clearly Invisible, Curated by Filipa Ramos, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
– Vraiment?, Galerie Baumet Sultana, Paris, France.
– Shallow, curated by Stefan Brüggemann, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA.
– 9 or 10 works I used to like in no order, Monitor, Roma, Italy.
– Off Modern, La Station, Nice, FR; traveled to Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France.

2006 – Light/Art, Santa Barbara contemporary arts forum (CAF), California, USA.
– No negative objetif_exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium.
– Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA.
– Nothing, Schrim Kunsthalle Frankfurt, curated by Dr. Martina Weinhart, Frankfurt.
– Esquiador al fondo del pozo, curated by Michel Blancsube, La Colección Jumex México, Mexico.
– The Title as The Curator’s Art Piece, curated by Matheiu Copland, Blow de la Barra, London, United
– Draw a Straight Line And Follow It, curated by Anna Gray, Bard College, New York, USA.
– L’exposition qui n’existe pas, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneve, Switzerland.
– The Galleries Show, Blow de la Barra, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium.
– Complexities & Heterogeneity, curated by Alma Ruiz, Colección Jumex México, Mexico.
– Beck’s Futures 2006, ICA, London, CCA, Glasgow; traveled to Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom.

2005 – Off Key, curated by Phillippe Pirotte, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
– This Peaceful War, (curated by Francis Mckee), Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
– The Final Floor Show, (curated by Gerrit Vermeiren), Objectif_Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium.
(Misunderstandings), (curated by Stefan Brüggemann), Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Nothingness, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2004 – White Noise, (curated by Clara Kim), The Gallery at Redcat, Los Angeles, USA.
– Rimbaud, (curated by Max Henry), I-20 Gallery, New York, USA.
– Solo Los Personajes Cambian, curated by Patrick Charpenel and Magali Arriola, Marco,
Monterrey, Mexico, Mexico.
– Nothingness, (curated by Neil Robert Wenman), Galerie Eugen Lendl, Palais Wildenstein, Austria.
– La Colmena, (curated by Guillermo Santamarina), La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.

2003 – To Be Political It Has To Look Nice, (curated by Pablo Leon De La Barra), Apexart, New York, USA.
– Me, We, Art in General, New York, USA.
– Documento Recuperado, (curated by Mario Garcia Torres), O.P.A., Guadalajara, Mexico, Mexico.
– The Distance Between Me and You, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
– Prague Biennial 1, (curated by Helena Kontova), Prague, Czech Republic.

2002 – Sensitive Negotiations, (curated by Tayana Pimientel), Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA.
– Demonstration Room, Ideal House, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA.
– The Art World’s New Darling Curaduria Express, S.A.I.S.C., Mexico City, Mexico.
– PR,02 En Ruta M&M Proyectos, Puerto Rico.
– Zebra Crossing, (curated by Magali Arriola), Haus De Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
– Intergalactic Conversations, (curated by Christiana de Melho), The Independent, Liverpool
Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

2001 – Tendencias, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Vanishing City, Programa Art Center, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Las Molestias Son Temporales, (curated by Mario Garcia Torres), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico
City, Mexico.
– La Persistencia de la Imagen, Artsonje Center, Seoul, North Corea.
– White Noise, White Silence, Programa Art Center, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Demonstration Room Ideal House, NICC, Antwerp, BE; traveled to Ideal House, Apexart, New York,

2000 – Box Project, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom; traveled to Turnpike Gallery,
Manchester, United Kingdom ; Museum of Installation, London, United Kingdom.
– Demonstration Room, Casa Ideal, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
– 2do Festival de Arte Sonoro, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Promo, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico.

1999 – Bad Photographer, Site-specific project, Encamera Studios, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Blind Spot, Art & Idea, (curated by Eduardo Abaroa), Mexico City, Mexico.
– Group Show, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City [cat.], Mexico.
– Myself and My Surroundings, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.

1998 – Made in Mexico / Made in Venezuela, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada.
– Regina 51-3er piso, Expoarte, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Song 2, Zacatecas #89, Mexico City, Mexico.

1997 – Opening Titles, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico.
– Documentos, Art Deposit, Exporate, Guadalajara, Mexico.
– Situacion Culturalemente Correcta, Museo de Culturas Populares, Mexico City, Mexico.
– New Texts from Mexico City, Art Deposit, New York, USA.

1996 – Enviromex, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico.
– 3rd Monterrey Bienal, Museo de Arte Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
– Signifiers, Art Deposit, Mexico City, Mexico.




Walther Vanhaerents collection, Belgium. FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Dakis Joannou collection, Germany. Jumex Collection, Mexico, Mexico. Gelman collection, Mexico,
Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York, USA. The Margulies Collection, Miami, USA.
Jerry Speyer collection, New York, USA.