Images

Biography

Born in Fritzlar/Hessen, 1957
Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany and in Meisenthal, France.

Education

1976-1982
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2018
Wood Sculptures from Private Collections, Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist
Fabula, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Resurrections. Masterpieces from the collection,curated by Katharina Henkel, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden
Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
CAC MÁLAGA, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga
2017
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
2016
Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski
2015
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munchen
New Sculptures, Akinci, Amsterdam
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski
New Sculptures, Akinci, Amsterdam
Landes Museum, Linz, Austria
2014
Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Deweer Gallery, Otegem
Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg
2013
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
2012
Deweer Gallery, Otegem
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel
2011
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Halle Verriere, Meisenthal
LUCE Gallery, Torino
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto
2010
Dörrie Priess, Hamburg
Museè de Grenoble, Grenoble
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2009
Un Segno nel Foro di Cesare, curated by L. Pratesi, Fori Imperiali, Roma
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig
2008
Galerie Akinici, Amsterdam
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Roma
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Update, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2007
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong
P.A.C. Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milano
Museum Der Moderne, Salzburg
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
New works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Galeri Artist, Istanbul
2006
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Museum Liner, Appenzell
Regen Project, Los Angeles
Museum Liner, Appenzell
2005
Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2004
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munchen
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Doagenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2003
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Sprengel-Museum, Hannover (Cat.)
Stephan Balkenhol und. . .  Stadtische Galerie Fellbach, Germany
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Le Rectangle, Lyon
Galerie Ropac, Paris
2002
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich
Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla
Stephan Balkenhol: Installation, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt Stadtverwaltung, Erfurt
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
2001
Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Stephan Balkenhol: An Acquisition, Johnson City Community College,Overland Park, KS
Neue Arbeiten, Dörrie o Priess, Hamburg
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
OMR Gallery, Mexico City
Dogenhaus, Leipzig
Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel
2000
Johnen + Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Stephan Balkenhol, New Works, Forum for Contemporary Art , St. Louis
Stephan Balkenhol. Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich
1999
Regen Project, Los Angeles
Galerie Lohrl, Berlin
Kunst Mitte, Berlin
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento
Università degli Studi di Bologna, San Giovanni in Monte
Fondation Europée pour la sculpture, Bruxelles
Sadier's Wells, London
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
Bawag Foundation, Vienna
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Galerie Deweer, Otegem
1998
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salisburgo
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Gerhard Marcks Haus, Brema
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Sacker's Well, London

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2016
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
Defining Sculpture, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Animalia, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England
Philippe Cognée, Staphan Balkenhol, Marie Bovo, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis
2015
Alex Katz, Stephan Balkenhol, Jules de Balincourt, Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Space Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin
2014
Collector's Room #5 - Pleasure, Deweer Gallery, Otegem
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2013
The Art of the Present, Helga de Alevear Collection, Centro Centro, Madrid
Truth, ESMoA, Los Angeles
Je t'aime... moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing
2012
Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, Paris
Re-opening, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Drawing Room, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
2011
Twenty Years of Presence, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Art Set Free, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Melting Point, Akinci, Amsterdam
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
Stephan Balkenhol and The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin
2010
The Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
Stephan Balkenhol - Alberto Giacometti, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Idea and Object, Galerie Thaddaeus Roapc, Salzburg, Austria
Wings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
2009
On Paper, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
The Core Marrow of Art, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong
Eva Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, Trepanierbaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Fuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Austria
PastPresentFuture: Works from the UniCredit Art Collection, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; toured to Palazzo della Regione, Verona and Yapi Credi Cultural Center, Istanbul
Securities, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2008
Listen Darling The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Center, Lisbon
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
UPDATE, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Mai 36, Zurich
2007
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
Intersezioni 3, Parco Archeologico di Scolacium (CZ) with Wim Delvoye and Marc Quinn
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
New Dimensions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
2006
ZOO, La Centrale Electrique/De Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels
Ein gemeinsamer Ort, Lentos Museum, Linz
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
My world in your eyes, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Six  Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern
Der erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar
Figures in the Field-Figurative sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago MCA, Chicago
2005
Zeichen des Glaubens, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Die obere Hälfte-Die Büste von Rodin bis Funakoshi, Kunsthalle in Emden
Large Drawings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, München
40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, München
10 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2004
Gruppenausstellung-Leipzig in Hamburg, Produzentengalerie Hamburg
15 Years Anniversary of regen Project, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Sculpture and form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
2003
Sculpture Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago
Sculpture project, More London (with Fiona Banner and David Batchelor) London
Durchgehend geoffnet, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden + Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
2002
Das Tier in Mir, Kunsthalle Baden, Baden
The Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
2001
Parkett, Colaborations and Editions since 1984, Museum of Modern Art, New York
De vereld tolgens Duitsland, Odapark
Le cops mis à nu, Dorjon de Vez
Geometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Photografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum
2000
Stephan Balkenhol, Christian Hahn, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Essensbilder, Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg
Back to Kassel Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
1999
Collected Rooms - Collected Dreams: German Art from 1960 to 2000, The Hans grotte Collection Martin Gropius Building, Berlin    
1998
Extensions - Aspects of the Figure, The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School

Works in public spaces

2001
Chicago, Illinois, Permanent site specific sculpture and fountain installation at the Shedd Aquarium, Man with Fish
1996
Karlsruhe, Germany, Group of Musicians
Bremen, Germany, Man with Bird on Shoulder: bronze and color
Copenhagen, Denmark, Twenty Dancing Couples
1995
Inzell, Germany, Three Figures for an Altar: cedar wood and color
Johannesburg, South Africa, Global Couple: cedar wood and color
Krefeld, Germany, Man with Green Shirt and Grey Trousers: oak wood and color
1993
Konstanz University, Germany, Big Head-Column: wawa wood and color
Hamburg, various sites in the harbour, Four Buoy-Figures
Amiens, France, Buoy - Figure and Wallrelief: oak wood and color
Rapperswil, Switzerland, Pair of Acrobats: cedar wood and color
1992
Giessen University, Germany, Tower culpture: wood and color, steel construction
1991
Expo - Parc, Sevilla, Spain, Man with White Shirt and Black Trousers: wood and color
1988
Heide, Germany, Man on Horse: cast iron relief

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