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biography

 

1975 born in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (GER)

2000–2005 Academy of Fine Arts Berlin (GER)

2002–2005 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (GER)

2006–2008 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Grant (GER)

2008–2010 studio program, New York City, Berlin Senate for Science and Culture (USA)

2010 residency program, Goethe-Institut, St. Petersburg (RUS)

2013–2016 teaching at the Sculpture Department, Berlin-Weissensee School of Art (GER)

2014 studio program, Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo und Casa Baldi (ITA)

2016 studio program, Schloss Balmoral (GER)

2021 lives and works in Berlin and New York City (GER / USA)

 

solo exhibitions (selection)

 

2004 Morlok, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin (GER)

2005 Einzelschicksal, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck (AUT) – solo catalog

Endeneu das eidgenössische Unterbewusstsein, Statement Art Basel, Basel (CHE)

2006 Dis (res publica), AS Temporary, New York City (USA)

mamaterial, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne (GER) – solo catalog

2007 Focus: Ralf Ziervogel, The Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (USA)

Every Adidas Got Its Story, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (ISR)

Endeneu/Proto, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AUT)

Equilibrium, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich (GER)

2008 Equilibrist, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (GER)

Gruß aus Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Kunstverein Heilbronn (GER) – solo catalog

Immenhof, Kunstverein Ulm (GER)

Life Is But Great, The Watermill Center, New York City (USA)

2009 mawhistla, The Byrd Hoffmann Foundation, New York City (USA)

Young German Art, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin (GER)

Godscop, Sammlung Südhausbau and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (GER) – solo catalog

2010 untitled, Charim Galerie, Vienna (AUT)

In Decay, Carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai (UAE) – solo catalog

2011 Scheme – intensif station, K21 Ständehaus Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (GER)

2012 Kauft nicht bei CFA, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (GER)

2013 Y, Galeria Kewenig, Oratorio de Sant Feliu, Palma (ESP)

2014 Ralf Ziervogel – graphic award, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg (GER) – solo catalog

2015 Matt, Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (AUT)

2016 Ganz Unten, Eigen und Art Lab, Berlin (GER)

Caput, Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich (GER)

2017 RAM, Kunsthalle Göppingen (GER) – solo catalog

2018–2019 As If, Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg (GER) – solo catalog

2023 Wir sollen wie Hunde sein, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (GER) – solo catalog

 

group exhibitions (selection)

 

2004 eyes look into the well, Brandenburger Kunstverein, Potsdam (GER)

Pro, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DEN)

Happy Days Are Here Again, David Zwirner Gallery, New York City (USA)

Made in Berlin, Artforum Berlin (GER) – group catalog

2005 Chalet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (FIN)

La nouvelle peinture allemande, Carré d´Art, Musée d`Art Contemporain de Nimes (FRA) – group catalog

2006 Steiler Konter, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz (AUT)

Franz West sin Franz West, CAAM, Las Palmas (ESP) – group catalog

2007 Made in Germany I, Sprengel Museum, Kunstverein and Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (GER) – group catalog

The Hamsterwheel – Universe, 52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venice (ITA) – group catalog

2008 Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (GRE) – group catalog

Dream and Trauma, mumok and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AUT) – group catalog

Northern Lights, Kunstverein Hannover (GER) – group catalog

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Grant, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (GER) – solo catalog

2009 Compass in Hand, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City (USA) – group catalog

Go for it!, Weserburg I Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen (GER) – group catalog

Linie, Line, Linea, Kunstmuseum Bonn (GER) – group catalog

2010 Zwischen Film und Kunst, Kunsthalle Emden and Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin (GER) – group catalog

Tous cannibales, La maison rouge, Paris (FRA)

Berlin zeichnet, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz (GER) – group catalog

Zeigen, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (GER) – group catalog

2011 Eyes wide shut, Vogt Gallery, New York City (USA)

The flowers of Evil, Munich Modern, Munich (GER)

2012 Common Ground, 13th Biennale di Venezia Architectura, Venice (ITA) – group catalog

Paper Now, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (EST)

Berlin Status I, Künstlerhaus Bethanien (GER) – group catalog

2013 The System of Objects, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (GRE) – group catalog

2014 Das mechanische Corps, U Dortmund, HMKV, Dortmund (GER) – group catalog

2015 Ametria, Benaki Museum, Athens (GRE) – group catalog

Walk the line, Neue Wege in der Zeichnung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (GER) – group catalog

2016 Open, Galerie Eigen und Art, Berlin (GER)

2017 Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (GBR)

2018 Neue schwarze Romantik, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (AUT) – group catalog

2019 In bester Gesellschaft, Kupferstichkabinett, Kulturforum Berlin (GER) – group catalog

2020 ifa-Zeichnungsausstellung, Milli Reasürans Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (TUR) – group catalog

2021 absent wolves, Zeche Zollverein, Essen (GER) and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (GER)

2022 documenta fifteen, invited by Elysa Bardemasola, Fridericianum, ruruHaus, documenta-Halle, Kassel (GER)

 

solo catalogs (selection)

 

2006 Immobilie, Snoeck, Cologne (GER)

2007 Young German Art, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Snoeck, Cologne (GER)

2008 Every Adidas Got Its Story, Südhausbau and PIN, Munich, Koenig Books, London (GBR)

2014 Ralf Ziervogel – graphic award, Claus Hüppe-Stiftung, Oldenburg, Kerber Verlag, Berlin (GER)

2015 Eskimolied, Verlag Kettler, Dortmund (GER)

2017 RAM, Verlag Kunsthalle Göppingen (GER)

2019 As If, Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg, Snoeck, Cologne (GER)

 

websites (selection)

 

2005 art and artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York City (USA)

2006 shows, Artforum International (USA)

2007 exhibitions, The Modern, Fort Worth (USA)

2009 ifa collection, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart (GER)

2018 online magazineDeichtorhallen Hamburg (GER)

2019 digital collection, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (GER)

2020 new entries, Sprengel Museum Hannover (GER)

2022 highlights from the collection, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (GER)