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Global Scape, Guangzhou Triennial, China (forthcoming)


Getxophoto International Image Festival, Getxo, Spain

City Life, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands


Metropolis, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY


Life in Cities, House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Life in Cities, Foto Museum, Den Haag, Holland

Life in Cities, Fondazione Stelline, Milano, Italy


Life in Cities, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

Prix Pictet 2016: Space, Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Photography and Contemporary Experience, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Hong Kong Back Alley – Peperoni Books Pop-up store, Milan, Italy

In and/or Out - Seiichi Furuya und Michael Wolf – Grisebach, Berlin, Germany

Paris Rooftops – Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada


Tokyo Compression: Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Paris Rooftops – m97 project space, Shanghai

Digital Conditions – Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

Blind Walls and Night Trees – Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam

Hong Kong Narratives – Michael Wolf’s Studio, Hong Kong

Back Alley Deconstructed – pop-up at WontonMeen, Hong Kong

Words Matter – Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Hong Kong Inside Outside – Tin Shed Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney


Paris Abstract – Koch Gallery, San Francisco

My Favorite Thing – Wouter Van Leeuwen Galerie, Amsterdam

Icones – Musée Des Beaux-Arts de Liège, Liege, Belgium

Architecture of Density – Flowers Gallery, London

The Real Toy Story – k11 Art Foundation, Shanghai


Small God, Big City – m97 Gallery, Shanghai

Industrial Architecture – m97 Gallery, Shanghai

Transparent City – Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto Canada

Architecture of Density – X Bienal de Arquitetura, Sao Paulo

Tokyo Compression – Rencontres Gaspesie, Canada

Small God, Big City – 25books, Berlin Germany

Architecture of Density / The Scout Shots & Small God, Big City, Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Netherlands


Bottrop ebel 76 – 25books, Berlin Germany

Von Sinnen: wahrnehmung in der zeitgenoessischen kunst (group) – Kunsthalle Zu Kiel, Kiel Germany

Street View Portraits – Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Netherlands

Total City – Ivam Institut d’art Modern, Valencia Spain

Public: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces (group) – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto Canada

Making History (group) – Frankfurter Kunstverein, Franfurt Germany

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Biennial of Urbanism/Architecture, Hong Kong, China

The Near and Elsewhere (group) – PM Gallery, London UK

Davos Art Exhibition (group), Meeting of the World Economic, Davos, Switzerland

Bamboo Theater Exhibition: Portraits of Cantonese Opera Singers – Museum M+, Hong Kong, China

2011 Prix Pictet: Growth, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland Prix Pictet: Growth, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA Fotodoks, Müncher Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany Life in Cities, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland Infinite Balance: Artists and the Environment, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA Real Fake Art / Tokyo Compression Revisited, 25 Books, Berlin, Germany Cities: Visionary Places; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA Metropolis. City Life in the Urban Age 2011; Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, Netherlands Prix Pictet: Growth; Arteversum, Dusseldorf, Germany Sifest #20; Savignano Immagini, Savignana sul Rubicone, Italy Life in Cities; Gun Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden Hail Traveler!; Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City, USA NY Temporary: the City through Photography, Film, and Video; Muse Center of Photography, New York, USA Prix Pictet 2011: Growth; Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece Fear in the City; Monnaie de Paris, France Tokyo Compression; Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany

2010 iseeyou, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City Street View Paris exhibited in Amsterdam, Curated by Foam Street Photography Now, Berlin, Germany Renversments de faits / abstractions photographiques, le Château d'eau, Toulouse, France We are Watching You, la Galerie Particulière, Paris, France Tokyo Compression, 25 Books, Berlin, Germany Street Photography Now, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, UK Alles Wieder Anders, Ruhr Museum, Essen, Germany Bredaphoto 2010, Breda, Netherlands Meer, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium 100 x 100 & Architecture of Density, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy City Flâneur: Social Documentary Photography, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, China From the Vanishing Point - Demolished Public Housing Estates in Hong Kong, 1a Space, Hong Kong, China Untitled, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey The New York Photo Festival, New York, USA Paris Street View, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong, China Homlesshome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel Hong Kong Corner Houses, Upper Station Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2009 Transparent City, Aperture Gallery, New York City Transparent City and Architecture of Density Gallerie, La Particulaire, Paris Transparent City, Art Amsterdam, solo booth, Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam Transparent City, Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Art Brussels, Brussels Transparent City, Gallery 51 Fine Art, Antwerp Transparent City and Architecture of Density, Atelier Elipsis, Istanbul AIPAD: The Photography Show New York, New York City Transparent City and Architecture of Density, Entropy Art, Naples The Armory Show - Modern, New York City Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam Landscape as Dream, Studio la Citta, Verona (group) Transparent City, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago

2008 Transparent City, Museum for Contemporary Photography, Chicago Transparent City, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco Hong Kong Back Door, Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong The Real Toy Story and Architecture of Density, China Design Now, London Eastern Standard, Western Artists in China, Mass. MoCA, Massachusetts Heritage, Hong Kong Corner Houses, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong Real Fake Pictures and Architecture of Density, Gallerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Pieces of China– A Retrospective of Michael Wolf’s China Projects, Museum Center Vapriikki. Tampere Two Photographers in a Dialog Architecture of Density and Stephen Canham’s Traveling Gypsie’s Homes, Hallische Gallerien, Dresden Real Fake Art and 100 x 100 Robert Koch, San Francisco China Projects, 100 x 100, Real Fake Art, The Real Toy Story, Shanghai Gallery m97, Shanghai Fake – Portraits of Chinese Copy Art, Goethe Institute, Hong Kong Hong Kong Industrial, Ursula Huber Gallery, Basel New Urban Vistas, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans (group)

2006 Architecture of Density & Architecture of Work, Art Fair Kunst Zuerich, Gallery Huber Architecture of Density, Paris Photo, Gallery 51 Fine Art, Paris Architecture of Density, China Copy Artists, Gallery 51 Fine Art, Antwerp 100 x 100, Gallery of the Goethe Institute, Hong Kong The Installation 100 x 100 + Architecture of Density, Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea Architecture of Density, Artspace 1918, Shanghai/Shanghai Biennale, Shangai (group) Architecture of Density, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing Architecture of Density & 100 x 100 Gallery Laif, Cologne The Real Toy Story, Museum for Work, Hamburg Architecture of Density, Janet Oh Gallery, Seoul Hong Kong Architecture, AIPAD New York, Robert Koch Gallery, New York City The Real Toy Story, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (group) Sitting in China, Kap Forum, Cologne Architecture of Density, Hasted-Hunt Gallery, New York City Architecture of Density, Artspace 1918, Shanghai New Work from Hong Kong, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco Architecure of Density Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco Useful, Cute and Collected, The Photographed Animal, Museum Folkwang, Essen (group)

2005 Architecure of Density, Art Basel , Robert Koch Gallery, Basel Architecure of Density, Ping Yao Photography Festival, Ping Yao Hong Kong: Front Door/Back Door, Gallery Colette, Paris

2004 Truth! - Photography's Promise of Reality, Ruhrland Museum, Essen (group) The Real Toy Story, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

2003 Sitting in China, Kestner Museum, Hannover

2000 Peking Shanghai Shenzhen: Cities of the 21st Century, Bauhaumuseum, Dessau (group)

1990 Otto Steinert and Students, Museum Folkwang, Essen (group)

1981 Wie Lebt Man im Ruhrgebiet, Folkwang Museum in Essen, (group)

1979 Eugene Richards & Michael Wolf: Neighborhoods, Folkwang Museum Essen

1975 Portraits of Craftsmen in Essen Werden, Room 315 of the University of Essen, curated by Ute Eskildsen.

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