Biography

 

Born in 1974 in Bad Homburg, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

Education:

 

2005–2006 Postgraduate scholarship from the DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) , Vienna, Austria
2004 GASAG Award, Berlin, Germany
2003 Scholarship at the German Study Centre in Venice, Venice, Italy
1999-2002 University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
1998-2002 Scholarship for the German National Academic Foundation, Bonn, Germany
1995-1999 Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

 

Solo Shows

 

2017 ‘Alle Schläge sind erlaubt’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
‘Die Kerze’, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
2016 ‘Sieben auf einen Streich’, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim, Germany
‘Falkenrot Preis’, Bethanien, Berlin
Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany
‘Gregor Hildebrandt, Falkenrot Prize 2016’, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
‘Gregor Hildebrandt, Timm Ulrichs – Wahlverwandtschaften’, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Falkenrot Price, Bethanien, Berlin (forthcoming)​
2015 Galerie Perrotin,Hong Kong
Almine Rech,London
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany
2014 These flowers will never die,Galerie Isa,Mumbai,India
Die Geschichte läuft über uns, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
2013 Du stehst im Licht, du stehst im Schatten
, Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, IsraelGregor Hildebrandt – Collection N°3
, Interrior and the collectors, Lyon, FranceIn Jade stände eine Stadt,
Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, GermanyOrphische Schatten
, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Ein Koffer aus Berlin
, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, GermanyNächtliches Konzert
(with Jorinde Voigt), Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NetherlandsSchlaf ist Zeit, die Dir gehört
, Gallery Avlskarl, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Für kommende Morgen
, Wentrup, Berlin, GermanySeiten im Buch wie Wände im Raum
, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FranceUnd dass zu frühe die Parze den Traum nicht ende
, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Und vor der Tür stehen weiße Pferde,
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumShapeless in the Dark Again
, Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, IsraelDie Nacht trägt den Plan,
Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 Daß dieser Mai nie ende
, Wentrup, Berlin, GermanyWeiße Nacht hängt an den Bergen,
Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, SwitzerlandDer Himmel im Raum
, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008 This was made to end all parties
, Ursula Werz, Tübingen, GermanyFront Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USAHokuspokus
, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, GermanyUnd im Garten blüht ein Blumenbeet
, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
2007 Dunkle Fahrt zu hellem Tag,
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, GermanyDunkle Fahrt zu hellem Tag,
Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin, GermanyZum Wohl der Tränen
, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
2006 B:1F-134
(with Alicja Kwade), UBERBAU, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Von den Steinen zu den Sternen
, Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin, GermanyTage und Stunden zerspringen vor Glück,
Städtische Galerie Pankow, Berlin, Germany
2004 Allnightlong
(with Jenny Rosemeyer), Kaiserpassage 21a, Karlsruhe, GermanyUnd dieses Wasser wird sich immer schwarz färben
, Arsenal HKM1, Raum für Kunst, Mainz, Germany
2003 Dunst blauer Tage
, Kunstverein Eislingen, GermanyHausmusik
, Mt. Warning, Berlin, GermanySchwarze Fahnen unter dem gelben Mond
(with Carola Deye), Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany
2002 Tönende Jugend
, WBD, Berlin, Germany

 

Group Shows

 

2017 ‘Wie bin ich nicht unglücklich’ curated by Thomas Zitzwitz, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
2016 ‘Wahlverwandtschaften ‘, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
‘Falkenrot Preis 2016’, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
‘Eine Geschichte: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus dem Centre Pompidou’, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2015 ‘Berlin artists’ statements’, curated by Christoph Tannert, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland.
‘Extended Compositions’, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
‘Spieglein Spieglein an der Wand’, KUWI – Kunstverein Wiesen, Frankfurt, Germany.
‘Das Mechanische Corps. Auf den Spuren von Jules Verne’, Hartware Medien Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany.
2014 Girl, cur. Pharrell Williams, Galerie Perrotin/Salle de Bal, Paris, France
Freundschaften, Møller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark
Stalactica, Quincaillerie Vander Eycken, Brussels, Belgium
In (The Mix) and on the go (Univers) for those in the know (Wanda), Scriptings, Berlin, Germany
Drive the Change, 100plus, Zurich, Switzerland
Booster Kunst Sound Maschine, Gehry-Galerien, Museum Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
2013 Utopia,Galerie Utopia Berlin/Athens, Senatsreservenspeicher Berlin, GermanyThe show is over,
Gagosian Gallery, London, EnglandHappy Birthday Galerie Perrotin/25 ans,
Tripostal, Lille, FranceEarly Works,Tête, Berlin, GermanySilent,
Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Klaus Nomi – 2013, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Wahlverwandtschaften – Papier und Fotografie,
Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
, Germany Pictorial Field,D+T Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Karl May: Schut und Feder, (“Weltenschöpfer”- Max Klinger, Richard Wagner),
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Gestohlene Gesten,Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Landeskunstausstellung SaarART 2013, Saarland.Museum, Saarland, Germany
Abendland, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Decenter, An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Arbrons Arts Center, New York, USA
19 Rue de Saintonge,Almine Rech, Paris, France
2012 Chambres à Part VI: Trajectoires Poétiques / Trajectories Politiques
, LDAC, Paris, FranceExhibition of works by candidates for the Hans-Purrmann-Preis für Bildende Kunst
, Städtische Galerie/ Alter Stadtsaal, Speyer
, GermanySchöntrauer
, E105, Berlin
, GermanyBitzer, Dahlem, Hildebrandt,
Collection Philara, Düsseldorf
, GermanyKünstlerbuch-Bibliothek,
Kunsthaus Jesteburg
, GermanyPainting and Sculpture
, The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami, USAThe Garden of Eden
, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FranceManifesto Collage. Defining Collage in the Twenty-First Century
, About Change Collection, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
, GermanyVon Sinnen. Wahrnehmung in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
, Kunsthalle Kiel
, GermanyUndervaerker – Masterpieces from Danish private collections
, Kunsten Museum, Aalborg, DenmarkBeyond the surface
, KAI 10, Düsseldorf
, GermanyCollection Juan and Patricia Vergez
, Buenos Aires , ArgentiniaDer arge Weg der Erkenntnis
, curated by Oliver Mark, Gloria Berlin, Berlin
, GermanyCollaborations & Interventions(with Fischli & Weiss, Claire Fontaine, Rodney Graham, Sergej Jensen, Jacob Kassay, Henrik Olesen, Gedi Sibony, Franz West,
Christopher Wool et al.), Kunsthalle Andratx, SpainBerlin. Status 1.
(curated by Sven Drühl and Christoph Tannert), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
, GermanyNO.TOWN Beyond the Wall: Berlin Artists in Detroit,
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, USADeath Can Dance
(curated by Lori Hersberger), Townhouse, Zürich, Switzerlandtake off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
, curated by Gerold Miller (with Liam Gillick, Jim Lambie, Florian Maier-Aichen et al), Galerie Nicolas Ruziscka Salzburg, AustriaHang On
, Michael Fuchs Gallery, Berlin
, GermanyChoses vues à Droite et à Gauche (sans lunettes)
, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
, GermanyIch bin ein Berliner
, Tel Aviv Art Museum / Helena Rubinstein Pavillion and Convento Carmelo, Sassari, ItalyMigration Melbourne Edition
,
Arndt, Melbourne, AustraliaA House Fulll of Music
, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
, GermanyThe Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,
Miami Art Museum, USANouvelle presentation des collections contemporaines, des années 1960 à nos jours
, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2011 Su nero nero/Over black black,
Castello Rivara, ItalyIch bin ein Berliner, Mestrovic Pavillion, Zagreb, CroatiaLysets Land III
(Gregor Hildebrandt, Sergej Jensen, Axel Geis, Sterling Ruby, Florian Meisenberg), Skagen Projekt, Skagen,
Denmark’Herbei ein Licht!’,
St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle, Waterford, IrelandEntropia
, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
, GermanyVerbrechen und Bild
, Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schwenningen‘Private/Corporate IV’,
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart / Berlin
, GermanyWertsache,
ex tip-Berlin-Shop, Berlin
, GermanyNouvelle presentation des collections contemporaines, des années 1960 à nos jours
, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FranceA painting show,
Autocenter, Berlin
, GermanyPrague Biennale 5
, Prague, Czech RepublicSchach!!,
Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr
, GermanyThe record, ICA Boston, USAAlptraum. Cell Project Space, London / showroom of the Deutsche Künstlerbund e.V., Berlin / The Company, Los Angeles / T.B.O, Vienna / Blanc
Projects, Cape TownMissing Beat,
Sommer Contemporary, Telv Aviv, Israel
2010 Love Kills. Betting on the muse,
Frankfurt/Main, GermanyPortfolio Berlin,
Kunsthalle Rostock, GermanyBetween Nothingness and Eternity,
Regina Gallery, London, EnglandSchwarz,Märkisches Museum, Witten, GermanyNIGHT OF THE PAWN,Werkschauhalle – Spinnerei, Leipzig, GermanyEinraumhaus(with Axel Geis), Mannheim, GermanyFischgrätenmelkstand,
Temporäre Kunsthalle (curated by John Bock), Berlin, GermanyBerlin Box,Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, SpainParcours St. Germain,
Louis Vuitton, Paris, FranceIns Blickfeld gerückt,
Institut Francais, Berlin, GermanyThere’s a tear in my beer
, West Germany, Berlin, GermanyYou are free
, Tape, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Transfer
, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, GermanyThe Record
, Nasher Art Museum, Durham, USAGlassworks
, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
2009 Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin,
Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, GermanyBerlin meets Wien,
Salon Österreich, Vienna, AustriaWinter group show,
Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DenmarkThe Jack Goldstein Connections,
Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, GermanySchickeria-High Society,
BDA-Ausstellungsraum, Braunschweig, GermanyVariation Time
, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germanyprivate view,
Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schwenningen, GermanyShe Said No
, Unosunove, Rome, ItalyInconstruction
IV
, Art Biesenthal, Biesenthal, Germanycargo manifest,
curated by Anna Catharina Gebbers, Munich, GermanyOpernfestspiele, Under Construction
– Container auf dem Marstallplatz, Munich, GermanyNo Soul For Sale – a festival of independants
, X Initiative, New York, USADark Summer, GALERIE RODOLPHE JANSSEN,
Brussels, BelgiumXVI. Rohkunstbau ATLANTIS I. Hidden Histories – New Identities
, Schloss Marquardt, PotsdamPodrostock
, SOX, Berlin, GermanyBerlin
2000, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USAProse pour des Esseintes,
Karma International, Zurich, SwitzerlandConstructivismes
, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumBegegnung Bauhaus. Kurt Schmid und die Künstler der Avantgarde – von
Kandinsky bis Vasarely
, Kunstsammlung Gera/Orangerie, Gera
Crotla presents, Lothringer 13, Munich, GermanyMagritte et la lumiere
, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Nico –Köln, Berlin, Paris, New York – Stationen einer Popikone
, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, GermanyLondon Calling
, Galerie Jan Wentrup – Temporary Space, London, EnglandMusical Paintings
, Galerie ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, GermanyGroup Show
, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup show,
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumNO more mirrors, On more mirrors,
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, GermanyThe Forgotten Bar Project
, Studio Maffei Milano, Milan, ItalyBerlin,…-2008
, Kwadrat, Berlin, GermanyMaterial Presence
, Zabludowicz Collection/ Project Space 176, London, EnglandForgotten Bar Project
, Forgotten Bar, Berlin, GermanyReInvented: Study & Play
, Wentrup, Berlin, GermanyThe Demolition Party
, Le Royal Monceau, Paris, FranceFreuden der Jugend III
, Artnews Projects, Berlin, GermanyHase, Krebs und Nachtigall
, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, AustriaZuordnungsprobleme
, Galerie Johann König, Berlin, GermanySparwasser HQ, Berlin, GermanyBack to black. Die Farbe Schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei,
kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
2007 pimp my walls
, Berlin, GermanyRauf Rüber Runter Untendurch,
White Space, Zurich, SwitzerlandLa Bomba IV
, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, USASubstance and Surface,
Bortolami Gallery, New York, USAAt home
, Galerie Yvon Lambert (curated by Mario Testino), New York, USASweet Bird of Youth
, Galerie Arndt+Partner (curated by Hedi Slimane), Berlin, GermanyNiveaualarm
, Kunstraum Innsbruck, InnsbruckCosmic Dreams
, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca (curated by Friederike Nymphius), SpainDie Wechsel der Zustände,
ZUSTAND, Berlin, GermanyNoriko Ambe, Gregor Hildebrandt
,
SUMAZO 2007, Vienna, AustriaGroup show, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FranceTension; Sex; Despair – Aber hallo/na und,
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AustriaRio
, Artnews projects, Berlin, Germany
2006 Secret Défense
, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf (withThomas Zitzwitz), GermanyA tree you can´t see,
Flaca, London, EnglandTotalschaden
, Bonner Kunstverein (curated by Gregor Schneider), Bonn, Germanypigment piano marble,
Maipú 327, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaUnikate 0/6, 12 Statements aus Rheinland-Pfalz
, Kunstverein Germersheim, GermanyNice fine art
, Städtische Galerie, Lahr, GermanyWir haben keine Probleme
, Backfabrik, Berlin, GermanyParkinn
, Parkhaus Straßburgerstraße, Berlin, GermanySchwarz auf weiß,
Schickeria, Berlin, Germanysociéte des nations. factice et scindée en elle-même,
CIRCUIT Association d’artcontemporain, Lausanne, SwitzerlandSteiler Konter
, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, GermanyCultivation of Light
, PR 17 Raum, Berlin, GermanyOutliners
, arttransponder Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
2005 37 x 26 x 10
, ehem. Palast der Republik, Berlin (curated by Thomas Scheibitz), GermanyLa grande faveur
, Galerie Johann Widauer, Innsbruck, Germany
2004 Fuck you it is all flowers
, Turboplex, Berlin, GermanySchickeria
, Berlin, Germanyklak
, Kulturbahnhof Kassel, GermanyGolden Pudel Club
, Hamburg (with Axel Geis und Alicja Kwade), GermanyEndless Summer
, Turboplex, Berlin, Germany
2003 Kunststudenten stellen aus
, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik, Bonn, GermanyBis ans Ende der Welt, In Memoriam Bob Ross
, Kunstverein Konstanz, GermanyWheeling London
, Ceel Project Space, London, England
2002 Przeglad
, Galeria Wyspa, Danzig, GermanyAusstellungsraum de light, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyDer Goldene Schnitt
, Atelier Jörg Immendorff, Düsseldorf, GermanySounds
, G7, Berlin, GermanyDie Provinz lebt,
Westwendischer Kunstverein, Gatow, Germany
2001 24085292
, Bunker kgb.e.V., Wiesbaden, GermanyWandbilder
, Atelier Jenny Rosemeyer, Berlin, GermanyPension Bader
, Projektraum Konkordiastraße, Düsseldorf, Germanysexuell
, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, GermanyWeihnachtsausstellung
, Menschenraum / Atelier Thomas Zipp, Berlin, GermanyDie Vertreibung der Händler aus dem Tempel
, 2yk, Berlin, GermanyErforschung des Horizonts
, Kunsthalle Göppingen und St. Petri Lübeck, Germany
2000 Face the Black – Die Sammlung Thomas Zipp
, Galerie Maschenmode, Berlin, GermanyNord/West-Passage II
, Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid, GermanyARK 2000
, Dilston Grove, London, EnglandGenre Painting
, G7, Berlin, Germany
1999 Nord/West-Passage
, Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid, GermanyFür den Moment genügt die Behauptung
, Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany

 

Curated Shows

 

2013 Buy Art By Artists
, Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany
2012 Ein weißes Feld,
works from the Collection FIEDE, Kunstraum Schlachthaus, Aschaffenburg, Germany
2011 Arbeiten aus dem Bleistiftgebiet
, Van Horn, Düsseldorf
, Germany

 

Awards and scholarships

 

2009 Vattenfall Kunstpreis „Energie“
2008 Stiftung Kunstfonds
2005/06 Scholarship, DAAD, Vienna
2004 Award, GASAG
2003 Scholarship, Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig
1998/02 Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

 

Public collections and foundations

 

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France,
France Berlinische Gallery,
Berlin collection of contemporary art of the covenant, Germany Collection Museum van Bommel van Dam,
NetherlandsBurger Collection,
Hong Kong, ChinaRubell Family Collection, Miami,
FL, USACollection Rosenblum Projects, Paris,
France Collection Südhausbau, Munich, Germany
The Margulies Collection , Miami, FL, United States
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Belgium
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung zeitgenössische Kunst des Bundes, Germany
Sammlung Museum van Bommel van Dam, Netherlands
Martin Z. Marguelis Collection, Miami
Rubell Family Collection
Collection Jill & Peter Kraus, New York
Pat and Juan Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires
Sammlung Südhausbau, München
Collection Robert and Renée Drake, Wassenaar
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
Collection Steve and Chiara Rosenblum, Paris
Burger Collection, Zurich and Hongkong

 

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Gregor Hildebrandt “These flowers will never die”

Galerie Isa is delighted to announce Gregor Hildebrandt’s (*1974, Bad Homburg, Germany) first solo exhibition in India.

Hildebrandt’s works usually derive their titles from a fragment of text. In this instance a line from the song “Blood flowers” by the British punk band: “The Cure” also provides the title for the show. The track is divided into two parts that reveal two halves of a relationship and different angles. The one takes a light, positive perspective and the other is darkly pessimistic and depressing.

The co-existence of two seemingly conflicting or polarised experiences within one relationship is a recurrent theme in Hildebrandt’s work. He presents us with: “The flowers of evil” and “The flowers of good” as encapsulating the positive and the negative. Music tape (which is employed in both pictures and which is also Hildebrandt’s most important and characteristic material), is recorded with the title giving song: “Blood Flowers”. This act allows it to transcend the material and transform into both signifier and a bearer of mood. The motif made in “rip-off” technique, is an interpretation of Andy Warhol’s “Flowers”. However, in Hildebrandt’s version, Warhol’s flowers (which have become the embodiment of a cheerful, whimsical melody), become dark, portentous and fragile. Hildebrandt deprives them of colour, rendering them into the infinite with a wallpaper roller re-applied with repetitive and random strokes.

While in Hildebrandt’s practice the flower in its fragility is consistently a sign of fugacity and death, its paradoxical nature is also highlighted in this exhibition. Hildebrandt creates an etching on a granite flag derived from a photograph of a bunch of flowers that is reflected in one of his “tape pictures”.

Memories and fugacity, notes and rests reoccur repeatedly as the subject of Hildebrandt’s work – both formally in his various modes of operation and materials, such as in the eternalised format of the stone ”pictures”, and in the ”rip-offs”, which depict solely the left-overs and the tape; which takes on the form of a silent rest itself. The musical rhythm of marks and rests punctuates Hildebrandt’s subject matter – be it the fragmentation of images of legendary movie beauties or the depiction of his grandmother’s wall paper.

The so- called “non-colours”: Black, white and grey, dominate Hildebrandt’s practice. This reduced palette sets a cool and demure tone from which to enter the artist’s world. However, despite these often large-scale monochrome grounds, energy and emotion comes to the fore through Hildebrandt’s titles. They transport the viewer into into the realms of music, lyrics and film  – and thus memories and associations forged between artist and viewer begin a process of animation.

The extent to which complexity and the allusive accompany Hildebrandt’s work starts to become clear from the viewer’s first engagement with his practice. It is almost impossible to define Hildebrandt’s work as being painting, sculpture, collage or installation. Instead the viewer must allow for a process of slow approximation, and the longer one considers the work,  the more levels and layers appear to open up. Hildebrandt is playing with our perception; he gives a sign, sets something in motion and then the work –the story- is completed in the mind of the beholder.

Anna Ballestrem