Stephan Balkenhol

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Woman with blond hair, 2008, poplar wood, paint, 28 x 30 x 4 cm

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Born 1957 in Fritzlar, Germany

1976-82 – studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg at Ulrich Rückriem

2014

Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxeumbourg
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol – Skulpturen, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

2013

alles gut!, Holger Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Stephan Balkenhol, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Inauguration of the Wagner Memorial Sculpture, Leipzig, Germany
Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Colletion, Venice, Italy
Galerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, Wetzlarer, Germany
Sotheby’s, Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England

2012
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel, Germany
A Sign in the Forum of Caesar – Stephan Balkenhol more and more, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Unlimited Bodies – Corps Sans Limite, Palais d’Iéna, Paris, France

2011
BLICKE und GESTEN (Looks and Gestures)- Museum of Young Art, Frankfurt
Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of Presence, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt
Körper Codes (Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg
Art of the Loom – 32 Tapestries woven on the looms of Mark Deweer’s factory, Otegem, Belgium, 1985-2010, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Kunstforum Würth, Turnhout, Belgium
Tomo Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2010
DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

2009
The Core Marrow of Art, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong (until 30 January 2010)
Evan Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Fuentes, 27th February 2009, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2008
Monica De Cardenas, Milan
Neue Arbeiten / New Works, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Deichtor Hallen, Hamburg, Germany
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

2007
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Sculptures and Drawings, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
New Work, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong
Stephan Balkenhol and Florian Süssmayr, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
New works, Deweer Art Gallery, Belgium
Exposures; The Contemporary Self-Portrait, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (G)

2006
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – MCA Chicago, Chicago, USA
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2005
The National Museum of Art – Osaka, Japan
Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Germany
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
The Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Sammlung Essl – Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Germany
Musée dArt Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, Fance
Centro darte contemporanea, Passariano, Spain
Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2004
Monica de Cardenas, Mailand, Italy
Dörrie/Priess, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany
Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Germany
Galeria Pepe Cobo Sevilla, Spain

2003
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
Goethe Institut Lyon, France
Galleri Lars Bohman Stockholm, Norway
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2002
Galeria Pepe Cobo Sevilla, Spain
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland

2001
C.G.A.C., Santiago di Compostela, Spain

2000
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Kunstverein Oldenburg, Germany
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Galerie Stephan Friedmann, London, UK
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland
The Contemporary Arts-Center, Cincinnati, USA
Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA
St. Louis Arts-Center, St.Louis, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA
MOCA The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland
Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Schaulager, Münchenstein / Basel, Switzerland
Sammlung Essl – Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands
CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2008
Glover, Michael, “Stephen Balhenhol,” Artnews, Summer, p. 180.
Peipon, Corrina, “Stephen Balkenhol,” This is Not to be Looked At, MOCA, 2008, ills

2006
Staatliche Kunshalle Baden-Baden, Tiefenschärfe-Bilder vom Menschen
Platthaus, Andreas, Who’s been carving here, then? exhibition review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 21

2005
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen und Reliefs, The National Museum of Art, Osaka and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, The Arts Club of Chicago, USA
54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art

2004
More London Sculpture, More London Development Ltd.

2003
Stephan Balkenhol Photographien, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Le Rectangle, Centre D’Art De La Ville De Lyon; Goethe-Institut, Lyon, France

2002
The Photogenic: Photography through its Metaphors in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA

2001
Stephan Balkenhol, Hans Werner Schmidt, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Vor Ort, Andreas Franzke, Hatje Cantz Verlag
Stephan Balkenhol, Fries Museum, Leuwarden, The Netherlands

2000
Stephan Balkenhol and Stephan Balkenhol Archives, CGAC

1999
Stephan Balkenhol, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Stephan Balkenhol, Johnen & Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

1998
Stephan Balkenhol Skulpturen, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

1997
Open City, Change or Die, No. Five, New York, a project for Open City
Stephan Balkenhol, Editions Dis Voir, Paris, essays by Jeff Wall, Ludger Gerdes, Hervé Vanel, Ingrid Schaffner

1996
Stephan Balkenhol at the Saatchi Gallery
Stephan Balkenhol Sculptures and Drawings, Cantz Verlag
Stephan Balkenhol, Plätze Orte Situationen, Cantz Verlag, text by Andreas Franzke
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, CEAAC, Strasbourg, text by Neal Benezra, Paul Guérin, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann

1995
Kunst auf der Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, text by Lucius Grisebach
Africus: Johannesburg Biennale ’95, Johannesburg, text by Klaus Gallwitz
Stephan Balkenhol: Drawings and Sculptures, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. introduction by James T. Demetrion, essay by Neal Benezra
Karmel, Pepe Stephan Balkenhol exhibition review, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York Times, June 23, Weekend Section, C23
Richie, Matthew Still Life, exhibition review, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, Flash Art 28, no.181 March-April, pg.65
Kent, Sarah Stephan Balkenhol, exhibition review, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Time Out, no.1321, December 13-20

1994 Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, introduction by Britta Schmitz, Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
Hoffman, Klaus Riese und Zwerg, Zwischenwelt und Zwischenzustande im Werk von Stephan Balkenhol
Pfleger, Susanne Engel und Teufel, Eine ikonographische Interpretation
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Löhrl, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Day After Tomorrow: Lisbon Cultural Capital of Europe ’94, Helmut Friedel, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Stephan Balkenhol, Musee Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France, interview by Alexandra Midal, essay by Frederic Migayrou
Stephan Balkenhol: Three Figures as Witness, Muniz, Vik, As time goes by, Parkett, no.43, Zurich, Berlin, New York
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, Kalkhaven, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
NL Dordrecht: 51 degrees 48’-0 degree 40’, statement in English and Dutch by Stephan Balkenhol, reprinted from Volker Plagemann, ed. Kunst im offentlichen Raum: Anstosse der 80er Jahre. Cologne: DuMont, 1989, pg.260
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium. Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany, introduction by Jurgen Harten and Klaus Heinrich Kohrs, Berlin: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Forderungsstiftung
Balkenhol, l’homme du bois, exhibition review, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France, Le Progres/Depeches, October 3
Gourmelon, Mo Stephan Balkenhol, exhibition review, Musee Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France, Beaux Arts Magazine (Paris) 125 July-August, pp.96-97

1993 Kalkhaven NL Dordrecht: 51 Grad 48′-0 Grad 40′, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, statement in English and Dutch by Stephan Balkenhol
Karl-Rottluff Stipendium, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, introduction by Jurgen Harten and Klaus Heinrich Kohrs
Stephan Balkenhol: Vier Männer auf Bojen, Kulturbehörde Hamburg
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen 93, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Messler. Norbert Stephan Balkenhol, exhibition review, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Artforum 32, December, pp.91-92
Ammann. Jean-Christophe Stephan Balkenhol: 57 Penguins/57 Pinguine, Parkett 36, pp.66-69
Benezra, Neal Stephan Balkenhol: The Figure as Witness/Die Figur als stummer Zeuge, Parkett 36 pp.37-41

1992 Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, Hayward Gallery, London, essays by Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger and Greg Hilty, London: South Bank
Stephan Balkenhol:Uber Menschen und Skulpturen/About Men and Sculpture, texts by Stephan Balkenhol, James Lingwood and Jeff Wall; interviews by Ulrich Ruckriem and Thomas Schutte, Stuttgart: Edition Cantz
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ammann, Jean-Christophe and Horst Schmitter 57 Pinguine suchen 57 Freunde, advertisement, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 30, pp.110-111 Searle, Adrian Not Waving, Not Drowning, Frieze 4, April-May, pp.17-20
Fleissig, Peter Stephan Balkenhol, Juan Munoz at the Hayward, Doubletake and the New Tate Re-Hang, exhibition review, Hayward Gallery, London, City Limits 5, number 12, February-March, pg.18
Stringer, Robin Why Cant You Dummies Just Let Me Be Alone?, Exhibition review, Hayward Gallery, London, London Evening Standard, February 28
Bourriaud, Nicholas Figuration in an Age of Violence, Flash Art, no.162 January-February, pp.87-91
Cork, Richard Do You See What I See? exhibition review, Hayward Gallery, London, The Times (Life and Times section), February 28

1991
Possible Worlds, Stephan Balkenhol interview with Iwona Blazwick, James Lingwood and Andrea Schlieker, ICA/Serpentine Gallery, London
Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin Fonds: Zeichnungen des 20. Jahrhundert. biography by Patricia Nussbaum, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Stephan Balkenhol, text by Jorg Johnen, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen im Stadelgarten, Galerie in Stadel, Frankfurt/Main, Ursula Gzechca-Mohr, Stephan Balkenhol
Hamburg Abroad, text by Janis Mink, European Visual Arts Centre at Ipswich, Ipswich, UK
Autonome Menschen, Jörg Johnen, Stephan Balkenhol, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Decter, Joshua Seven Women, exhibition review, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, New York, Arts Magazine 65, number 9, May, pg.103

1990
Stephan Balkenhol, Zeichungen und Entwurfe fur Skulpturen 1990, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Possible Worlds: Sculpture from Europe, interview by Iwona Blazwick, James Lingwood and Andrea Schlieker, ICA/Serpentine Gallery London
Stephan Balkenhol: Zeichnungen 1990 und Entwurfe fur Skulpturen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

1989
Die Umkerung von Pygmalions Traum, Gunter Gerken, Bremmer Kunstpreis ’89, Kunstverein und Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany
Sei Artisti Tedeschi, Gregori Magnani, Stephan Balkenhol, Castello di Rivara, Torino, Italy
Nymphenburger Schlosspark, organized by Kunstverein Munchen in co-operation with Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlosser, Garten und Seen, Munich, Germany
Das Goldene Zimmer, text by Rudiger Schottle
Skulptur und Werkidee bei Stephan Balkenhol, Dirk Teuber, Stephen Balkenhol

1988
Stephan Balkenhol, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Deutsche Kunst der spaten 80er Jarhe, Rainer Crone, Stephan Balkenhol (introduction), David A. Ross, Jurgen Harten, Stadtische Kunsthalle und Kunstsammlung Nordrheim-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Germany
Binationale: German Art of the Late 80’s/American Art of the Late 80’s, interview by Marie Luise Syring and Christiane Vielhaber. Cologne: DuMont, Stadtisches Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Bezugspunkte im Werk von Stephan Balkenhol, Jeff Wall, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

1987
E en keuze: Hedendaagse kunst uit Europa/A Choice: Contemporary Art from Europe, Kunstrai 1987, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephan Balkenhol, Anmerkungen zur Arbeit von Stephan Balkenhol, Wilhem Bojescul; Balkenhols Standbilder, Gerdes Ludger, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Menschen bidder von Gerhard Richter und Stephan Balkenhol, Gunther Gerken, Neue Kunst in Hamburg 1987, Hamburg, Germany

1985
Stephan Balkenhol-Skulpturen, Ulrich Ruckriem, Stephan Balkenhol, Ausstellungshallen Mathildenhöne, Darmstradt, Germany

1983
Impulse 1, Dietrich Helms, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany

 

2007
Woman with blond hair, 2008, poplar wood, paint, 28 x 30 x 4 cm
'Man with black hair', 2008, poplar wood, paint, 28 x 30 x 4 cm
'Man with red shirt', Painted wood; 162 x 40 x 40 cm
'Man with red shirt' (Detail), Painted wood; 162 x 40 x 40 cm
'Man with red shirt' (Detail), Painted wood; 162 x 40 x 40 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm
‘U.T.’, 2008, charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 cm