Lara Schnitger Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Lara Schnitger
I Want Kids


Stencil on plaid, cotton, fake fur, wood, zipper, pins

211 x 251 x 211 cm

Lara Schnitger’s fabric constructions sit uneasily as both sculpture and costume design; her figurative forms create grating parody caricatures of the most unsavoury types. I Want Kids lures with cuddly toy seduction, a goofy three legged monster decked out in Oshkosh B’Gosh plaid, its big hairy ‘slingshot’ dangling with Jolly Jumper enthusiasm. Outrageously perverse, Schnitger’s sculpture doesn’t downplay the morbidity of paedophilia, but rather questions the too-easy public perception of predators. In Brass Eye style, Schnitger addresses our darkest fears and taboos, using wry humour to expose a lurking reality.

Lara Schnitger
Grim Boy


Wood, fabric, and mixed media

180 x 150 x 51 cm

Swathed in black with fuzzy face and dangling dreads, Lara Schnitger’s Grim Boy is the epitome of skulking teenager: grody, rank, and insipid. Draping fabric over a wooden frame base, Schnitger perfectly captures the awkwardness of physical development, disproportioned and gangly, torso bugling with the remnants of puppy fat, head thrust forward in a spit of aggression. Her jostling laugh at pubescent boorishness turns quickly to horror. In the light of Columbine, and the recent spate of goth gang murders and suicides, adolescent angst poses as real threat, a demon seed bread from cultural anxiety.

Lara Schnitger
Lost Hippie


Fabric, wood, necklace, scarves, watches, earrings, pins

211 x 119 x 75 cm

Using craft media, Lara Schnitger’s portrayals of cultural stereotypes are constructed as 金殿棋牌spun ‘truths’, made more ’endearing’ and identifiable through their beguiling materials. Standing as aggrandised puppets, her figures are abstracted exaggerations confronting preconceptions and prejudices. Lost Hippie lumbers as a lumpy elephant of obsolescence, a virtual caravan of faded patchwork and love-bead nostalgia. An effigy of bygone innocent and idealism, Lost Hippie is met with satirical contempt and suspicion.

Lara Schnitger


Wood, fabric, zippers, pins

389 x 91 x 102 cm

Working in domestic arts, Lara Schnitger’s knitted and sewn sculptures create a quirky brand of feminism. Swaddled in a patchwork of remnant fabrics, Tickler-Stick offers a dubious promiscuity. Stretching and bulging around its internal wood frame, Schnitger’s abstraction seduces with 金殿棋牌spun tactility. Dressed up in feminine frills and alluring see-through lace, Tickler-Stick gives a weird corporeality to formalist design, suggesting something deeply naughty in traditional granny-craft.

Lara Schnitger
126 inches of fun


Fabric, cord and wood

320 x 208 x 172 cm

Lara Schnitger’s 126 Inches of Fun towers as an Amazonian monument: pink, sexy, and larger than life. Stretched around a wooden support, lengths of silky fabric and black lace trestle an invisible bulking form like a ridiculously contrived girdle or fashion-disaster evening gown. Emblazoned with suggestive text Schnitger’s sculpture is an icon of feminine celebration, its diva-esque architecture posing as a bulwark of womanly wiles.

Lara Schnitger
Cupidity (After Bronzino)


Mixed media

208.3 x 228.5 cm
Lara Schnitger
Mistress Of The Boa


Mixed media

213.3 x 176.5 cm

Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Gabriele Beveridge    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Carter    Nathan Cash Davidson    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Inez de Coo    Nicholas Dedics    Dominic From Luton    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Colden Drystone    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Dee Ferris    Daphne Fitzpatrick    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    David Humphrey    Tom Hunter    Florence Hutchings    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Jacob Dahl Jürgensen    Bernadette Kerrigan    Terence Koh    Alice Könitz    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    George Henry Longly    Juliette Losq    Lake & Evans    Jill Mason    Simon Mathers    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Luisa Mota    Carlos Noronha Feio    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Dustin Pevey    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Jessica Sanders    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Macrae Semans    Jamie Shovlin    Daniel Silver    Agathe Snow    Jeni Spota    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Nobuko Tsuchiya    Caroline Walker    John Wallbank    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Alexi Williams Wynn    Susanne M. Winterling    Joel Wyllie    John Wynne    Haeri Yoo

Lara Schnitger's Biography

金殿棋牌Lara Schnitger
Born in 1969, Haarlem, Netherlands
Lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam


Too Nice Too Long, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (opening November)
Don’t Let The Boys Win, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
Lundgren Gallery, Mallorca, Spain

In Real Life: Lara Schnitger, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Suffragette City, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Rheims, France
Suffragette City, Parcours, Art Basel, Lichthof Building, Basel, Switzerland

PINK POP Festival, Bonnefantenmuseum Pavilion, Maastricht, Netherlands
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
Never Alone, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Lara Schnitger, Wilhelm Müller: Colored Fabrics, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
Lara Schnitger & My Barbarian: The Butterfly’s Evil Spell, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Modern Art, London, UK
Lara Schnitger – Two Masters and Her Vile Perfume, Sculpture Center, New York
The Artist's Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Dance Witches Dance (with My Barbarian), Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State. Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Holland
Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Dance Witches Dance (with My Barbarian), Museum Het Domein, Sittard (catalog)
Double Happiness, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

My Other Car is a Broom, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden traveling to
Stroom den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands (catalog)
Anton Kern Gallery, New York (catalog)
Blacks on Blondes, Triple Candie, New York

Air 2 Paris, Paris

Liesje Leerde Lotje lopen langs de lange Lindenlaan, Revalidatie Centum Friesland, Beesterswaag, NL

Civilized Special Zone, Lara Schnitger and Matthew Monahan, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Statements, Basel Art Fair, Basel
Raum Aktuellekunst, Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna
Project Room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Kunstwerke, Berlin
Gozaimas, Lara Schnitger and Matthew Monahan, Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Up & Co, New York, NY

Hyper Space, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
Basel Art Fair, Galerie Daniel Blau
SpaceInvader, Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands

University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY


3. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Brightsiders, curated by Adam D. Miller, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, curated by Eric Fischl Hall Art Collection, Reading, VT
Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016, Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los
Angeles, CA [cat]
Reveal the Rats, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from The Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Poor Art - Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968-2015, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Beating around the bush Episode #4, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Beating around the bush Episode #2, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Girls Just Want to Have Funds, La Mama Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings and Mixed Media Artworks, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New
York, NY

My Barbarians Collaboration / Performance, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
More to Tell, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Chasm of the Supernova, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Niki de Saint Phalle Tirs: Reloaded, Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
The Butterflies Evil Spell, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

The Artist's Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Investigation of a Dog: Works from the FACE collections, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Investigation of a Dog: Works from the FACE collections, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Group Exhibition, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Directions, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
Investigations of a Dog, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
(re)Visions:(di)Visions, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Sonsbeek Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem
Attribution problems, Johann König, Berlin
Carried away, Museum Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL

Read Me! Text In Art, Armory Art, Pasadena
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st century, New Museum, New York
Wild West, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
USA Today, Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
To Be Continued…, Magasin 3 Stockolm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Frac des pays de la loire, Carquefou, France
Don’t Let the Boys Win, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
Fantastic Politics, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Eight Sculptors from Los Angeles, Sabine Knust, Munich
Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los Angeles, Sprueth Magers, Munich

Lara Schnitger, Lily Van Der Stoker, Sue Williams, Modern Art Inc., London
Ridykeulous, Participant Inc., New York, NY
La Retour de la Colonne Durutti, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
USA Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
The “F” word, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami

THING New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Both Ends Burning, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (catalog)
Follow Me: A Fantasy, curated by Malik Gaines, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Forms after David, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
My Barbarian, Powerplant, Toronto, Canada

Obsession, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, NL
M.B. The Mary Blair Story (with My Barbarian), REDCAT Roy and Edna
Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles
Sectrets of de ‘90s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL

To Be Recycled, Six Months, Los Angeles, CA
Nice and Easy, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Social Fabric, lothringer13, Munich

Building Structures, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai

Freestanding, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Urban Creation, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China金殿棋牌
Tomorrow's fish&chips,Simplonstr., Berlin, GER
Kunst in Actie, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL
11 x Dutch Art, National center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, USSR
I Love NY, Benefit show, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Trendwande, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
The Body Between Condition and Construction, EXPO 2000, Hanover
Raumkorper, Netze und andere Gebilde, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Payijs- Berlijn- Kitakyyushu- 2x New York, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam

10th Fukuoka Art Adventure, IMS – place Fukuoka, Japan
artLovers, curated by Marcia Fortes, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Maeda Exhibitions, C.C.A, Kitakyusha, Japan.
Smooth Space, Vlaams Cultureel Centrum de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Provisorium I, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Prix NI, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, Netherlands

Een Keuze, De Grote Kerk, Den Haag, Netherlands
Art Sculpture Basel ’98, Basel
Neuro-Artonomy, Eramzus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
The Centre Holds, Gmurzynska Gallery, Cologne (curated by Rudi Fuchs)

Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Basel Art Fair, Galerie Daniel Blau
Gramercy Art Fair, Anton Kern Gallery

Sublieme Vormen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tien Jaar Lustrum, Niggerdijker, Groningen
Culture Dialogue, Ateliers Höherweg, Düsseldorf

Wild Walls, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Shaking Patterns, W139, Amsterdam
Uitgelicht, RAI, Amsterdam

East Award, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England

Met Vlag en Wimpel, Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg
Moderni Galerie u Vystavisté, Prague
Kulturni Stredisko, Boskovice, Czech Republic

Stalling, Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague