1941, Oels / Selesia, East Germany (1953, moves to Dusseldorf, West Germany)

Sigmar Polke: Alchimist Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark 2001
Sigmar Polke: Alchimist (exhibition gallery brochure with images Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark 2001
The Museum of Drawers Kunsthaus Zurich 1978
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture  The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1984
ARS 95: Private/Public [Curator: Maria Hirvi] Museum of Contemporary Art, Finnish National Museum, Helsinki  1995
Behind the Facts: Interfunktionen 1968-1975 Fundacio Jan Miro, Barcelona 2004 
Breakthroughs: Avant-Garde Artists in Europe and America, 1950-1990  Wexner Center for the Arts 1991
Carnegie International 1985 [Curators: John R. Lane and John Caldwell] The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 1985
Carnegie International 88 [Curator: John Caldwell] The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 1988
Contemporary Perspectives 1984  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 1984
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1991
Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque - 5th Site Santa Fe Biennial [Robert Storr] Site Santa Fe, New Mexico  2004 
Documenta 5  Kassel, Germany 1972 
Documenta 6 [curator: Manfred Schneckenburger]  Kassel, Germany  1977 
Documenta 7  Kassel, Germany 1982 
Energieen [Energies]  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1990
Istanbul Biennial # 4  Istanbul  1995 
Konzeption - Conception: Documentation of Today's Art Tendencies Westdeutscher Verlag 1969
la Biennale di Venezia 45: Punti dell'arte Venice, various locations  1993
La Biennale di Venezia 48  Venice, Italy  1999 
Magiciens de la Terre  Musee National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou  1989
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 1992
Signs of Life: Process and Materials, 1960-1990 Institute of Contemporary Art, U. of Pensylvania, Philadelphia 1990
The Last Picture Show The Walker Art Center  2003
Wide White Space 1966-1976 Behind the Museum  Palis des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles 1995
Appropiation [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press / Tate Gallery 2009
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation  The New Museum of Contemporary Art  1984 
New Art Rizzoli 1991
Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object.... Praeger  1973 
The Archive [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2006
Art in America [The Venice Biennale, all'americana] June / July 2007
Art Journal [The Consumption of Paradise]  Summer 1992
Interfunktionen #08  Interfunktionen  1972 
Interfunktionen #09  Interfunktionen 1972
Interfunktionen #10 Interfunktionen 1973 
Parkett # 18 Parkett 1988 
Parkett # 26  Parkett 1990 
Parkett #30 Parkett 1991
Parkett #  40/41 Parkett  1994 
Sigmar Polke at Michael Werner Art in America, May 2007