Daniel Spoerri

To define Daniel Spoerri (Galati, 1930) two coordinates would be enough: already at the dawn of the Sixties he has been acquired by the MOMA in New York, while in 1990 the Center Pompidou in Paris dedicated him a large retrospective. However, Spoerri remains a difficult figure to be pigeonholed: he was a dancer, a choreographer, a playwright, a restaurateur, a gallery owner, as well as the artist inventor of the Eat Art and of the famous Snare-picture.

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Daniel Spoerri. Rearranging the world

From 15/10/2017 To 31/01/2018
Exhibition's curator Marco Bazzini

The eclecticism of the artistic career of Daniel Spoerri, who was born in Galati (Romania) on 27 March 1930, is reflected in his biography: he was the lead dancer of the Stadttheater in Bern between 1954 and 1957, becoming a star of dancing, a discipline in which defying gravity is an everyday necessity. Two surnames, Spoerri and Feinstein, of his mother and father respectively, appear among the signatories of the manifesto of Nouveau Réalisme – drafted by Pierre Restany in 1960 – together with those of Yves Klein, Tinguely, Raysse, Baldaccini, Villeglé, Christo, Deschamps, Rotella, Arman and Niki de Saint Phalle. Daniel Spoerri has also been a poet, memorialist, essayist, ethno-anthropologist, oenologist, gourmet and humanist. As Arturo Schwarz, his gallerist and publisher friend in Milan, recalls, his interests “are as diverse as those of seventeenth-century encyclopaedists”. Even so, he freed himself from the Dada legacy and, in particular, from the Duchampian model, precisely by concentrating on the theme of nutrition. As fundamental as eroticism but, in the artist’s view, less-well investigated, food became an emblem of Spoerri’s work, well beyond his equally famous invention of Snare-Pictures, when in 1967 he coined the term Eat Art. This was when he came back from the Greek island of Symi, where his year-long Gastronomic Diary also took shape.

In the 1970s he opened a restaurant, which became an exhibition space under the name Eat Art Gallery in Düsseldorf (Germany), as well as the setting for his many banquets. In the 1990s, he created a large sculpture park in Seggiano, Tuscany, which became a foundation in 1997. In 2009 came his Kunststaulager Spoerri in Hadersdorf am Kamp (Austria).

In 2017, in collaboration with the Boxart Gallery in Verona, in addition to a personal exhibition curated by Marco Bazzini entitled Riarranging The World, realizes a Palindromic Banquet for only 100 people as a special event for the inaugural evening.

The list of his exhibitions in recent years shows how Daniel Spoerri’s art has constantly evolved and how it continues to arouse great interest.

Solo exhibitions



2020 Daniel Spoerri, MAMAC, Nice, France


2019 Aufgetischt! Vera Mercer und Daniel Spoerri, Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf, Marktoberdorf, Germany


2017 Daniel Spoerri - Riordinare il mondo, Galleria d’arte Boxart, Verona, Italy
Autour du Nouveau Réalisme Daniel Spoerri – Les dadas des deux Daniel, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France


2016 Retrospektive Daniel Spoerri, MOCAK – Museo arte contemporanea, Krakow, Poland
Daniel Spoerri - Bronze Age, Festival dei 2 mondi, Ex Museo Civico, Piazza del Duomo, Spoleto, Italy
Daniel Spoerri - Nuove opere, Galerie Geiger, Kostanz, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Moments to treasure, Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse, Antwerp, Belgium
Daniel Spoerri: Eat Art in Transformation, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
Daniel Spoerri, Stiletto-Ice-Bar, on the occasion of the Vienna Opera Ball 2017, Restaurant Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Vienna, Austria
Daniel Spoerri - A Pretty Christmas Mess, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria


2015 Daniel Spoerri: Eat Art in Transformation, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
Daniel Spoerri: Eat art, Le Musée Le Carroi, Chinon, France
Vienna Biennale 2015, Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016, Museo MAK, Vienna, Austria
Biennale di sculture, KulturDove Galerie Weiertal, Winterthur, Switzerland
Goldschmiede Der große Bär, Jewels and little sculptures by Daniel Spoerri, Vienna, Austria
Expo a Milan / Padiglione Svizzero, presentation of the table Meißen Porzellan Puzzle, first snare-picture in porcelain, Milan, Italy
Dead End, a bronze statue by Daniel Spoerri is installed in the garden of Lower Austria Museum, St. Pölten, Austria
Die Küche der Armen der Welt (The Cooking of the World's Poor), banquet on the occasion of the exhibition Zero, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany


2014 Daniel Spoerri – Das Bistro der heiligen Martha, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy         
Daniel Spoerri, Ausstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria


2013 Daniel Spoerri besucht Bernhard Luginbühl, Altes Schlachthaus, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri. Historia Rerum Rariorum, Museumsberg, Flensburg, Germany
Daniel Spoerri: Waschrumpeln, Galerie Levy, Hamburg, Germany


2012 G R A Z G E F L Ü S T E R, Stadtmuseum Graz, Graz, Austria
From Trash to Treasure, Kunsthalle, Kiel, Germany
Natürlich Natur, Kunststaulager Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria
Ein inkompetenter Dialog?, Daniel Spoerri im Naturhistorischen Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria


2011 Hommage à Daniel Spoerri, Banquet of EatArt in Budapest, Hungary
Daniel Spoerri - Out of Africa, Museum Moderner Kunst – Wörlen, Passau, Germany


2010 Omaggio a Daniel Spoerri, Sangallo ART Station, Florence, Italy
Daniel Spoerri – Von den Fallenbildern zu den Prillwitzer Idolen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Vom Fallenbild zu den Prillwitzer Idolen, Museo d’arte contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy
Hommage an Daniel Spoerri, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Deterrement, Ausgrabung des Fallenbildes «Déjeuner sous l’herbe», Jouy-en-Josas, France
Eating the Universe - Vom Essen in der Kunst, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Déjà vu, Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern, Switzerland
Nütelis – Nichts’chen - Petit-riens – Nientini – Trifles, SchViennaerische Nationalbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland
Weißt du, schwarzt du, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
Ein Augenblick für eine Ewigkeit - A moment for eternity, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria


2009 Aprilscherz – Pesce d’aprile, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne, Germany
Mahlzeit! (Oberösterreichische Landesausstellung), Stift Schlierbach, Schlierbach, Austria
Daniel Spoerri – Neue Werk, Galerie Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Rüstung und Robe, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri, Galerie 422, Gmunden, Austria
Wir sind Maske, Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna, Austria
Gefrorene Momente, Bündner Kunstmuseum / Museo d’arte dei Grigioni, Chur, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri – Eaten by…, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, Germany
Musée Sentimental Krems & Stein, Kunstraum Stein, Krems, Austria
Eating the Universe - Vom Essen in der Kunst, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany


2008 Daniel Spoerri – Assemblagen, Galerie La Trace, Paris, France
Exhibition VIII, Daniel Spoerri – Assemblagen, artothek Rainer Knubben, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Eckhart Witzigmann Preis 2007, Stuttgart, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Assemblagen, Galerie 422, Gmunden, Austria
Daniel Spoerri – La Stanza dell’Unicorno, Museo Civico d’Arte, Modena, Italy
Stuhl Gestrüpp, 2. Vienna Design Week, Vienna, Austria
Genetische Kette des Flohmarkts, Palazzo Bertalazone, Turin, Italy
Exhibition 68/08, Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria


2007 Prillwitzer Idole, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Stella & Vega, Brest, France
Ultima Cena, Galleria, Milano, Italy
Daniel Spoerri, Biasutti & Biasutti, Turin, Italy
Daniel Spoerri in Symi 1966 – 1967, Symi, Dodekanes, Greece
Daniel Spoerri: Non per caso, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy


2006 Daniel Spoerri, Retrospective, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Prillwitzer Idole, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany
Ausstellungsbeteiligung, Der Schuh in der Kunst, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Six Feet Under – Autopsie unseres Umgangs mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland


2005 Daniel Spoerri - Assemblagen aus zwei Jahrzehnten, Galerie Geiger, Kostanz, Germany
Hors d´oeuvre – Ordre et désordres de la nourriture, Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Daniel Spoerri Feinstein – Le Cabinet Anatomique, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Rendsburg, Germany   
Les huit cauchemars maigres, Bex & Arts 2005 – 10ème triennale de sculpture contemporaine, Bex, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Freiburg, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri, Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Nouvelles bronzes (Idoles de Prillwitz), Fondation George Grard, Gijverinkhove, Belgium
Arte & vita, Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milan, Italy
Nuove Sculture (Idoli di Prillwitz), Fondazione MUDIMA, Milan, Italy
110 Jahre Galerie Levy – 75 Jahre Spoerri, Hamburg, Germany


2004 Der Zufall als Meister, Stadt Galerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
La messa in scena degli oggetti, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Amicalement Vôtre, Tourcoing, Belgium
Der Zufall als Meister, Museo Civico Revoltella, Trieste, Italy
Daniel Spoerris Eat Art, Galerie Fraich´Attitudes, Paris, France
Der Zufall als Meister, Musée des Beaux Arts, Mulhouse, France
Médicine opératoire, Kunstverein, Ingolstadt, Germany
Restaurant Spoerri au Jeu de Paume, Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach, Switzerland
Kleines Raritätenkabinett der Künstler im Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
Hors d´oeuvre – Ordres et désordres de la nourriture, Musée d´Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Daniel Spoerri – La Riunione degli Unicorni, Molfetta, Italy


2003 Daniel Spoerri – Collagen und Objekte, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
Der Zufall als Meister, KunstHausVienna, Vienna, Austria
Daniel Spoerri, The Brno House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic
Histoires de boîtes à lettre und neue Arbeiten, Michelle und Hans Müller Villa Pavoni, Lottigna / Blegnotal, Switzerland


2002 Daniel Spoerri – Der Zufall als Meister, travelling show, KunstHalle, Villa Kobe Halle/Saal, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Der Zufall als Meister, travelling show, Kunstverein Lingen, Lingen, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Der Zufall als Meister, travelling show, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Der Zufall als Meister, travelling show, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Daniel Spoerri – Der Zufall als Meister, travelling show, Galerie 422, Gmunden (Österreich), Austria


2001 Histoires de boîtes à lettre and Hommage a Topor, Galerie Raab, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Daniel Spoerri - Metteur en scène d'objets, Retrospective, Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Eat Art, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany


2000 Catena genetica del Mercato delle pulci, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy
Cabinet Anatomique, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, USA


1999 Chambre No 13, Mudima M 2, Milan, Italy
Histoires de boîtes à lettre, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy


1998 Carnaval des Animaux, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Le Coin du Restaurant Spoerri, an Out of Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Le Coin du Restaurant Spoerri, an Out of Actions, Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Barcellona, Spain
Le Coin du Restaurant Spoerri, an Out of Actions, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Vendredi Treize, curated by Pavel Schmidt, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Ein Bild (Der Wolfspelz), Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Bronzen, Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach e Bern, Switzerland
Détrompe-l'œil, Galerie A. Zaru, Capri, Italy
Profession, Obsession, Istituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy


1997 Carnaval des Animaux, Carré d'Art, Orleans, France
Carnaval des Animaux, Galerie Wachters, Brussels, Belgium
Carnaval des Animaux, Galerie Raab, Berlin, Germany
Profession, Obsession (Das Archiv Spoerri), Viennaerische Nationalbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland
Arbeiten 1969 – 1997, Kunsthalle, Burgdorf, Switzerland


1996 Carnaval des Animaux, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Carnaval des Animaux, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
Werke aus den Serien der letzten sieben Jahre, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria


1995 La Medicine opératoire par N. H. Jacob interprété par Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
La Medicine opératoire par N. H. Jacob interprété par Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Beim Steinernen Kreuz, Bremen, Germany


1994 Cabinet anatomique, Musée de l'Assistence publique, Paris, France
Cabinet anatomique, Centre d'Art, Montbéliard, France
Cabinet anatomique, Galerie Raab, Berlin, Germany
Cabinet anatomique, Galerie Holtmann, Cologne, Germany
Cabinet anatomique, Galerie Wachters, Brussels, Belgium
Cabinet anatomique, Galerie Andy Illien, Zurich, Switzerland
Corps en morceaux, Galerie Kurt Kalb, Vienna, Austria


1993 Armures, Salle du Roi, Château d'Oiron, France
Collection Mama W., Château d'Oiron, France


1992 Sevilla-Serie: eaten by...., Galleria Littmann, Basel, Switzerland
Sevilla-Serie: eaten by...., Galleria Beaubourg, Paris, France


1991 Hôpital Ephémère, Paris, France
Corps en morceaux, Galleria Raab, Berlin, Germany
Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
Daniel Spoerri von A – Z, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
Background Landscapes, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, USA


1990 Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Musée Picasso, Antibes, Spain
Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
Daniel Spoerri – Retrospective, Kunstmuseum, Solothurn, Switzerland
Salute, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, Munich, Germany


1989 Künstlerpaletten, Galerie Littmann, Basel, Switzerland
Künstlerpaletten, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France
Rezeptmappen, Goethe Institut, Paris, France
Le Musée Sentimental de Bâle, Gewerbemuseum, Basel, Switzerland


1988 Le Trésor des pauvres, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France
La Belle et la bête, project with his students, Fundushalle, Munich, Germany


1987 Bronzen und Teppiche, Galerie Inge Baecker, Cologne, Germany
Malattie della pelle and Le Trésor des pauvres – Kitschteppiche, Studio Morra, Naples, Italy
Magie à la Noix und Ethnosynkretismen, Kunstmuseum, Solothurn, Switzerland
Ethnosynkretische Objekte, Galerie Littmann, Basel, Switzerland


1986 Bronzen, Galleria Niccoli, Parma, Italy
Rezeptmappen, Galerie Littmann, Basel, Switzerland


1985 Trompetengold kommt angerollt, Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Germany
Bronzen, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France        


1982 Œuvres récentes, Galleria Beaubourg, Paris, France


1981 Arbeiten seit 1963, Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck, Austria
Arbeiten seit 1963, Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria
La Pharmacie Bretonne, Galerie Nothelfer, Berlin, Germany
Le Musée Sentimental de Prusse, Berlin, Germany


1978 Faszination des Objekts, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Biennale of Sydney, Sidney, Australia


1975 Le Coin du Restaurant Spoerri, 12 Banchetti Cucina Astro Gastro – 12 Stelle, Galleria Multipla, Milan, Italy


1973 Investigations Criminelles, Galleria Eat Art, Düsseldorf, Germany
Investigations Criminelles, Galleria Ecart, Geneva, Switzerland


1972 Retrospective, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Retrospective, Centre national d'Art contemporain, Paris, France
Triple Multiplicateur d'Art (20+5 originaux en série, Galerie 2000, Paris, France
Schaufenster -Inszenierung Loeb Inkognito - Eine Statistik der Irrelevanz, Kaufhaus Loeb, Bern, Switzerland


1971 Hommage an Isaak Feinstein - Daniel, du Apfel, falle weit vom Stamm, Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le Danger de la Multiplication, Editions Seriaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Krims - Krams – Magie, Galerie Ernst, Hamburg, Germany
Natures Mortes, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Natures Mortes, Eat Art Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Alle Multiples von D.S., Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland


1970 Brotteigobjekte, Eat Art Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
10 Anni Nouveau Réalisme, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy


1969 Max und Morimal Art, Galleria Handschin, Basel, Switzerland
Feilschmarkt, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Gegenverkehr, Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany


1968 25 Objets de magie à la Noix – Zimtzauberkonserven, Galerie Gunar, Düsseldorf, Germany


1967 MAT und MAT MOT, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany


1965 Daniel Spoerri's Room No. 631 at the Chelsea Hotel, The Green Gallery, New York, USA
31 Variations on a Meal, Galerie Ad Libitum, Antwerp, Belgium
Le Restaurant de la City Galerie, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Trappole per parole, Galerie Schwarz, Milan, Italy


1964 Daniel Spoerri, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, USA
Pièges à mots, Galerie J, Paris, France
Pièges à mots, Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, Germany


1963 Restaurant de la Galerie J, the artwork 723 Utensiles de cuisine was first exhibited here, Galerie J, Paris, France
Bis das Ei hart gekocht ist, seven minutes long exhibition, Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Dorotheanum Institut für Selbstentleibung (Suicide Institute), Galerie Dorothea Loehr, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


1962 The book Topographie anecdotée du Hasard was published as invite for the first Daniel Spoerri solo show in France, Galerie Lawrence, Paris, France


1961 Daniel Spoerri, first solo show featuring the snare-pictures, Galerie Schwarz, Milan, Italy
Der Krämerladen, the object exhibited had the stamp: Attention æuvre d'Art, Galerie Addi Koepcke, Copenhagen, Denmark



Group exhibitions



2016 Amici artisti: Jean Tinguely e Daniel Spoerri, Ausstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria
Mensch und Pferd, National Exhibition Upper Austria, Lambach, Austria
Medicine in Art, MOCAK – Museo arte contemporanea, Krakow, Poland
Morellet – Spoerri – Topor / Variationi di vari temi, Ausstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria
Objet oblige, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium


2015 Lieben & Haben. Liebhaben. Liebhaber. Sammler, Ausstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria
Pasquetta, Opening of the new season of Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Fondazione Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Hic terminus haeret, Seggiano, Italy
Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Môtiers, Switzerland    
TAKE ME (I'm Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France


2014 Schmuck – Speckner / Spoerri, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
Mit dabei – Wiegand und Daniel Spoerri, Ausstellungshaus Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria
Pasquetta, Opening of the new season of Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Fondazione Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Hic terminus haeret, Seggiano, Italy
Crime in Art, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland


2013 Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Der Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Ein Künstlergarten, Rottweil, Germany
Text und Bild, Galerie Peithner Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria


2012 Vera Mercer & Daniel Spoerri, Kunststaulager Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria


2011 Von Engeln & Bengeln, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Ich traue meinen Augen nicht, Karikaturenmuseum Krems, Krems, Austria
Kunst und Essen, Gemädegalerie Dachau, Dachau, Germany


2010 Raritätenkabinett der Künstler des Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Ausstellungshaus Spörri, Hadersdorf, Austria
Eva Aeppli und Daniel Spoerri - erst letzt das Erste, Kunststaulager Spoerri, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Austria


2008 Nouveau Réalisme. Dal 1970 ad oggi, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


2007 Il sacro e il profano, Graziano Pompili und Daniel Spoerri, St. Petri zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Nouveau Réalisme, Revolution des Alltäglichen, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Parcours Sculptures, Artparis, Galerie Levy, Paris, France
Les Nouveaux Réalistes, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
20 sur vingt, l’œil gourmand, Collège Pereisc, Toulon, France


2005 Kleines Raritätenkabinett der Künstler im Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle, Freiburg, Switzerland


2000 Nuove Installazioni, artworks by Arman, Roberto Barni, Luigi Mainolfi, Fondazione Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Hic terminus haeret, Seggiano, Italy
Stanze e Segreti, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy


1999 Eva Aeppli (In omaggio ad un’amicizia di cinquant'anni), Fondazione Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Hic terminus haeret, Seggiano, Italy


1998 Out of Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Out of Actions, Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Barcellona, Spain
Out of Actions, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Modifications, Galleria Ronny van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
Invested Spaces, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Gli Artisti del Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Il Giardino, Seggiano, Italy


1989 Freunde …, retrospective di André Thomkins, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Magiciens de la Terre, La Halle de la Villette, Paris, France


1988 La Belle et la bête, project with students, Fundushalle, Munich, Germany
Vraiment faux, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Übrigens sterben immer die anderen – Marcel Duchamp und die Avantgarde (Besides, it's always the others who die - Marcel Duchamp and the Avant-garde), Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


1987 Zauber der Medusa. Europäische Manierismen, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Das Hypnodrom, project with students, Rote Halle der Wiener Börse, Vienna, Austria


1986 Les Nouveaux Réalistes, retrospective at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, France
Les Nouveaux Réalistes, retrospective, Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
Les Nouveaux Réalistes, retrospective, Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland


1983 Der Verdauungsweg des Menschen, exhibition in collaboration with students of School of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
Berlin durch die Blume oder Kraut und Rüben, projects with students (1983 - 1989), Orangerie, Schloss Charlottenburg, Germany


1979 Le Musée Sentimental de Cologne, collaboration with students of the Cologne School of Fine Arts and Marie-Louise Plessen, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany


1978 Hammerausstellung, international group exhibition in industrial facilities in the street Hammerstraße, Basel, Switzerland


1976 Crocrodrome, an installation by Jean Tinguely includes Le Musée Sentimental de Paris and La Boutique aberrante by Daniel Spoerri, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Dødsspringet, collaboration with Roland Topor, Nam June Paik, Eric Dietmann, Pa Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark


1969 Freunde - Friends - d'Fründe, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Freunde - Friends - d'Fründe, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


1968 Ars Multiplicata, Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
Sammlung Hahn. Zeitgenössische Kunst, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany


1964 Gag-Festival, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany


1962 Dylaby, Due camere (collaboration with other artists as Jean Tinguely, Niki de St. Phalle, Robert Rauschenberg), Stedelik Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Festival of Misfits, Gallery One, Londra, UK


1961 Bewogen Beweging, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Art of Assemblage, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Der Koffer, a suitcase contains artworks of all the Noveaux Réalistes, Daniel Spoerri exhibited these objects at Galleria Lauhaus, Cologne, Germany


1960 Festival d’Art d’Avantgarde, Palais des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France


1959 Vision in Motion, Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium