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biography of Günter BRUS (1938)

Personal data


Birth : 1938 - , Austria
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Austria

Professional data


Work and Life

1968 – 1979:Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
1964:Founds the “Wiener Aktionismus” with Nitsh, Mühl and Schwartzkogler
1964:Starts to paint his own body

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Mixed media - Mixed media/board - Mixed media/panel - Oil
Print-Multiple : Aquatint - Engraving - Serigraph
Photography : Gelatin silver print - Photograph
Drawing-Watercolor : Charcoal/paper - Collage - Coloured chalks/paper - Coloured pencils/paper - Gouache - Indian ink/paper - Pastel - Watercolour
Performing Art : Performance

Subject

literature
death
psy
sexuality
violence

Movements and styles

Body Art
Viennese Actionism

Works

Selbstbemalung #2
Date of creation : 1965
Medium : Painting
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Work Orbit
Neue Galerie Graz – Graz, Austria
02/26/2004 – 04/18/2004

2002

Günther Brus
PBICA Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art – Lake Worth FL, United States
05/21/2002 – 06/16/2002

2000

Arte Giani – Frankfurt, Germany
09/2000 – 11/2000

1999

Kunsthalle Tubingen – Tübingen, Germany
10/1999 – 12/1999

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert – New York NY, United States
05/1999 – 06/1999

Galerie Tanja Grunert – Cologne, Germany
05/1999 – 06/1999

1998

Weisses Schloss – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
02/1998 – 03/1998

Galerie Heike Curtze – Vienna, Austria
01/1998 – 02/1998

1997

Galerie Osiris – Brussels, Belgium
09/1997 – 09/1997

1994

Galerie Jörg Stummer – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
01/1994 – 01/1994

1976

Galerie Klein – Bad Münstereifel, Germany
03/1976 – 03/1976

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

ArtBrussels – Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2007 – 04/23/2007
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2003

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Deweer Art Gallery – Tiegemstraat 6A – Otegem, Belgium

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie & Edition Artelier – Glockenspielplatz 4/1 – Graz, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n°15
Frankfurt, Germany
04/27/2003 – 05/01/2003
Represented by : Arte Giani – Wiesenau 53 – Frankfurt, Germany

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Galerie Kunst & Handel – Einspinnergasse 2 – Graz, Austria

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 14
Frankfurt, Germany
05/26/2002 – 05/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 13
Frankfurt, Germany
04/28/2001 – 05/01/2001
Represented by : Arte Giani – Wiesenau 53 – Frankfurt, Germany

Art Innsbruck, n° 5
Innsbruck, Austria
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Arte Giani – Wiesenau 53 – Frankfurt, Germany

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Galerie Papillon-Fiat – 16 Rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais – Paris, France

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galerie und Edition Hundertmark – Brüsseler Strasse 29 – Cologne, Germany

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Charpa – Tapineria n° 11 – Valencia, Spain

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Galerie Heike Curtze – Seilerstätte 15/16 – Vienna, Austria


Group exhibitions

2003

Carte blanche à Valère Novarina
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
04/23/2003 – 06/09/2003

2002

Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Sciences, Religion and Art
ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany
05/04/2002 – 08/04/2002

Rapprochements – entre L’art et la mode
Espace Paul Ricard & Galerie Papillon-Fiat – Paris, France
03/12/2002 – 04/19/2002

2001

Platea dell’ Umanità – 49° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/10/2001 – 11/04/2001

1997

L’Autre – 4ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
07/09/1997 – 09/24/1997

1982

Documenta 7
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie, Orangerie, Auepark – Kassel, Germany
06/19/1982 – 09/28/1982

1977

Documenta 6
Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Neue Galerie, Karlsaue – Kassel, Germany
06/26/1977 – 10/02/1977

1972

Documenta 5 – Befragung der Realität-Bildwelten heute
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie – Kassel, Germany
06/30/1972 – 10/08/1972

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Periodicals

2002

S.D. – Günter Brus
in: The Art Newspaper n° 124 p. 7
London, United Kingdom
04/2002

Legals

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