biography of Anselm KIEFER (1945)

Personal data


Birth : 03/08/1945 - Donaueschingen, Germany
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Germany

Address

Barjac, France

Education

1966 – 1969 : Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe – Reinhold-Frank-Straße 67 – Karlsruhe, Germany
Pupil of / student of Horst ANTES [ 1936 ]
1972 : Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – Eiskellerstrasse 1 – Düsseldorf, Germany
Pupil of / student of Joseph BEUYS [ 1921-1986 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1992:Settles in the South of France
1971 – 1992:Lives in Hornbach in the Oden Forest in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :
Print-Multiple : Engraving
Sculpture-Volume : Installation
Photography :
Drawing-Watercolor : Gouache - Watercolour
Performing Art : Performance

Subject

family
war
history
interior
the time/the memory
death
landscape

Movements and styles

Neo-expressionnism

Works

Merkaba
Date of creation : 2002
Medium : Mixed media
Materials : acrylic-oil
Size : 280 x 380 cm
 
2 Ikosaeder
Date of creation : 2002
Medium : Photograph
Materials : painting
Process : photograph
Size : 105 x 89 cm
 
The seven Palaces
Date of creation : 2002
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Materials : acrylic-oil
Size : 280 x 330 cm
 
Andromeda
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : Oil/canvas
Materials : acrylic-oil
Supports : canvas
Size : 395 x 500 cm
 
Bohemia Lies by the Sea
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : Oil, emulsion, shellac, charcoal, and powdered paint
Size : 75 x 221 inch
 
Die Sechste Posaune
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : emulsion, acrylic, shellac, and sunflower seeds
Size : 205 x 221 inch
 
The Obscure Clarity that falls from the Stars
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Mixed media
Process : painting-photograph
Supports : paper
Technical data : with sunflowers seeds
Size : 247 x 107 cm
 
Les Reines de France
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : emulsion, acrylic, sunflower seeds, photographs, woodcut, gold leaf, and cardboard on canvas
Size : 221 x 291 inch
 
Melancholia
Date of creation : 1990-1991
Medium : Sculpture
Technical data : lead airplane with crystal tetrahy
Size : 126 x 174 x 66 inch
 
Lilith
Date of creation : 1987-1989
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, ash and copper wire
Size : 38 x 56 cm
 
Zweistromland/The High Priestess
Date of creation : 1986-1989
Medium : Installation
Technical data : approximately 200 lead books in two steel bookcases, copper wire, glass, photographs and various organic materials
Size : 460 x 784 x 180 cm
 
The Milky Way
Date of creation : 1985-1987
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : emulsion paint, oil, acrylic, and shellac
Size : 13 x 19 inch
 
Osiris und Isis
Date of creation : 1985-1987
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, acrylic, emulsion, clay, porcelain, lead, copper, wire, and circuit board
Size : 150 x 221 x 7 inch
 
Departure from Egypt
Date of creation : 1984
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, straw and lacquer
Size : 150 x 221 inch
 
Seraphim
Date of creation : 1983-1984
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, straw, emulsion, and shellac
Size : 126 x 130 inch
 
Dem unbekannten Maler
Date of creation : 1983
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, emulsion, shellac, latex and straw
Size : 208 x 381 cm
 
Der Rhein
Date of creation : 1982-1983
Medium : Woodcut
Size : 380 x 280 cm
 
Landscape With Wing
Date of creation : 1981
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil, straw, lead
Size : 130 x 218 inch
 
The Rhine
Date of creation : 1981
Medium : Sculpture
Technical data : book of woodcuts on paper
Size : 12 x 4 x 1 cm
 
Grane
Date of creation : 1980-1993
Medium : Woodcut
Size : 109 x 98 inch
 
Untitled
Date of creation : 1980-1986
Medium : Mixed media
Technical data : oil, acrylic, emulsion, lead, charcoal, and straw on photograph, mounted on canvas; with stones, lead and steel additions
Size : 130 x 72 inch
 
Wege I
Date of creation : 1977
Medium : Mixed media/paper
Materials : acrylic-oil
Size : 62 x 102 inch
 
Quaternity
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil and charcoal
Size : 118 x 171 inch
 
Parsifal I
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Oil/paper/canvas
Size : 32 x 22 cm
 
Parsifal III
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Mixed media
Technical data : oil, blood/paper/canvas
Size : 30 x 43 cm
 
Parsifal II
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Mixed media
Technical data : oil, blood/paper/canvas
Size : 32 x 22 cm
 
Deutschlands Geisteshelden (Germany's Spiritual Heroes)
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Technical data : oil and charcoal on burlap
Size : 121 x 268 inch
 
Die Rheintöchter
Date of creation : 1969-1989
Medium : Mixed media
Materials : chalk
Process : photograph
Supports : metal
Size : 280 x 500 x 10 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2006

Velimir Chlebnikov
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art – Ridgefield CT, United States
05/27/2006 – 10/01/2006

2005

New Work
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac – Salzburg, Austria
08/01/2005 – 08/31/2005

2003

Am Amfang
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac – Salzburg, Austria
07/2003 – 08/2003

2002

La vie secrète des plantes
Galerie Yvon Lambert – Paris, France
10/2002 – 11/30/2002

Surface Tension
Bush Reisinger Museum – Cambridge MA, United States
2002 – 10/06/2002

Merkaba
Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
11/08/2002 – 12/14/2002

2001

Les sept palais du ciel 1973-2001
Fondation Beyeler – Riehen BL, Switzerland
10/28/2001 – 02/17/2002

Paintings 1998-2000
Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst – Humlebæk, Denmark
06/15/2001 – 09/23/2001

Painting, sculpture, woodcuts, books
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art – Chicago IL, United States
04/10/2001 – 07/08/2001

1998

Works on Paper, 1969-1993
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York NY, United States
12/15/1998 – 03/21/1999

Fundación Proa – Buenos Aires, Argentina
07/25/1998 – 09/20/1998

1997

Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
1997

1984

Kunsthalle – Düsseldorf, Germany
1984

1981

Marian Goodman Gallery – New York NY, United States
1981

1978

Kunsthalle – Bern BE, Switzerland
1978

1973

Goethe Institut – Amsterdam, Netherlands
1973

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Paris Photo n°10
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2006 – 11/19/2006
Represented by : Galerie Daniel Blau – Odeonsplatz 12 – Munich, Germany

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Gagosian Gallery – 8 Heddon Street – London, United Kingdom

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Daniel Blau – Odeonsplatz 12 – Munich, Germany

2003

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Michael Schultz – Mommsenstrasse, 34 – Berlin, Germany

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Beyeler – Bäumleingasse 9 – Basel BS, Switzerland

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art – 56 East 66th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Marian Goodman Gallery – 79 Rue du Temple – Paris, France

2002

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Daniel Blau – Odeonsplatz 12 – Munich, Germany

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Marian Goodman Gallery – 79 Rue du Temple – Paris, France

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Marian Goodman Gallery – 79 Rue du Temple – Paris, France

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Marian Goodman Gallery – 24 West 57th Street – New York NY, United States

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Alan Koppel Gallery – 210 West Chicago Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie Yvon Lambert – 108 rue Vieille du Temple – Paris, France

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Thomas Segal Gallery – The Inn at The Colonnade 4 West University Parkway – Baltimore MD, United States


Group exhibitions

2004

Constructed Image
Kent Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/09/2004 – 01/29/2005

De leur temps, collections privées Françaises
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Tourcoing, France
10/06/2004 – 12/06/2004

Muse
Kent Gallery – New York NY, United States
02/08/2004 – 03/27/2004

2003

Dessins de la collection Paul Maenz
FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Picardie – Amiens, France
10/17/2003 – 12/13/2003

Coollustre
Collection Yvon Lambert – Hôtel de Caumont – Avignon, France
05/25/2003 – 09/28/2003

2002

Learning from Africa
Galeria Mário Sequeira – Braga, Portugal
02/2002 – 03/2002

Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
07/10/2002 – 09/06/2002

From Pop to Now: selections from the Sonnabend Collection
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery – Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs NY, United States
06/22/2002 – 09/29/2002

Photographier
Hôtel de Caumont – Avignon, France
06/01/2002 – 11/24/2002

Claude Monet … bis zum digitalen Impressionismus
Fondation Beyeler – Riehen BL, Switzerland
03/28/2002 – 08/18/2002

1980

39° Biennale di Venezia
Venice VE, Italy
1980

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2000

Collection Lambert en Avignon – Beaux-Arts Collection
Paris, France
06/2000
ISBN : 2842783492


Monographies

2001

Anselm Kiefer
Publisher: Editions du Regard – Paris, France
Author: Arasse Daniel
2001


Periodicals

2003

NAKAMURA Marie-Pierre – Un voyage spirituel
in: Art Actuel n° 24 p. 88
Paris, France
01/2003-02/2003

2002

Anselm Kiefer in der Fondation Beyeler
in: Kunst-Bulletin n° 1/2 p. 49
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
01/2002-02/2002

Legals