STEPHAN BALKENHOL

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Born in Fritzlar/Hessen, 1957 
Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany and in Meisenthal, France. 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski

2015

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munchen
New Sculptures, Akinci, Amsterdam

2014
Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg,
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
2013
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

2012
Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, Paris, France
Re-opening, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Drawing Room, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

2011 

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Uk 

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Kunstforum Würth, Turnhout, Belgium

2010
Dörrie Priess, Hamburg
Museè de Grenoble, Grenoble
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2009
Un Segno nel Foro di Cesare, curated by L. Pratesi, Fori Imperiali, Roma
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig

2008 
Galerie Akinici, Amsterdam 
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 
Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Roma 
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich 
Update, Deweer Art Gallery

2007 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano 
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München 
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong 
P.A.C. Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milano 
Museum Der Moderne, Salzburg 
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris 
New works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki 
Galeri Artist, Istanbul

2006 
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München 
Museum Liner, Appenzell 
Regen Project, Los Angeles 
Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

2005/06 
Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla

2005 
The National Museum of Art, Osaka 
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris 

2004 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munchen 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano 
DoagenhausGalerie, Leipzig, Germany

2003 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 
Hannover (Cat.) 
Stephan Balkenhol und. . .  Stadtische Galerie Fellbach, Germany 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York 
Le Rectangle, Lyon 
Galerie Ropac, Paris

2002 
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium 
Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam 
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich 
Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla 
Stephan Balkenhol: Installation, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt Stadtverwaltung, Erfurt 
Regen Projects, Los Angeles 
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

2001
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 
An Acquisition, Johnson City Community College,Overland Park, KS 
Neue Arbeiten, Dörrie o Priess, Hamburg 
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela 
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg 
OMR Gallery, Mexico City 
Dogenhaus, Leipzig 
Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig 
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel 

2000 
Johnen Schöttle, Köln, Germany 
Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg 
David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence 
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York 
New Works, Forum for Contemporary Art , St. Louis 
Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach 
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich

1999 
Regen Project, Los Angeles 
Galerie Lohrl, Berlin 
Kunst Mitte, Berlin 
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento 
Università degli Studi di Bologna, San Giovanni in Monte 
Fondation Europée pour la sculpture, Bruxelles 
Sadier's Wells, London 
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris 
Bawag Foundation, Vienna 
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam 
Galerie Deweer, Otegem 

1998 
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salisburgo 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München 
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago 
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal 
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 
Gerhard Marcks Haus, Brema 
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve 
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
Sacker's Well, London 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

No Evidence of Sign, Luce Gallery, Turin, IT

2015

Alex Katz, Stephan Balkenhol, Jules de Balincourt, Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2014
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
2013
The Art of the Present, Helga de Alevear Collection, Centro Centro, Madrid
Truth, ESMoA, Los Angeles
Je t'aime... moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing

2012
Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, Paris, France
Re-opening, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Drawing Room, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2011
Twenty Years of Presence, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 
Art Set Free, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Melting Point, Akinci, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Stephan Balkenhol and The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany, curated by Tim Lee
2010
Stephan Balkenhol - Alberto Giacometti, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany 
Idea and Object, Galerie Thaddaeus Roapc, Salzburg, Austria
Wings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
The Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz

2009 
On Paper, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz 
Eva Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, Trepanierbaer Gallery, Calgary
Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel, Basel

2008
ARCO 08, Madrid
Listen Darling The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Center, Lisbon
2007 
Intersezioni 3, Parco Archeologico di Scolacium (CZ), curated by Alberto Fiz with Wim Delvoye and Marc Quinn

2006 
ZOO, La Centrale Electrique/De Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels, Belgium
Ein gemeinsamer Ort, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
My world in your eyes, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul 
Six Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern 
Der erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar 
Figures in the Field-Figurative sculpture and Abstract Painting from 
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago MCA, Chicago

2005 
Zeichen des Glaubens, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn 
Die obere Hälfte-Die Büste von Rodin bis Funakoshi, Kunsthalle in Emden 
Large Drawings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, München 
40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, München 
10 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2004 
Gruppenausstellung-Leipzig in Hamburg, Produzentengalerie Hamburg 
15 Years Anniversary of regen Project, Regen Projects, Los Angeles 
Sculpture and form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München 

2003 
Sculpture Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles 
Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago 
Sculpture project, More London (with Fiona Banner and David Batchelor) London 
Durchgehend geoffnet, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden 

2002 
Das Tier in Mir, Kunsthalle Baden, Baden 
The Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania 

2001 
Parkett, Colaborations and Editions since 1984, Museum of Modern Art, New York 
De vereld tolgens Duitsland, Odapark 
Le cops mis à nu, Dorjon de Vez 
Geometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg 
Photografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum

2000 
Stephan Balkenhol, Christian Hahn, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich 
Essensbilder, Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg 
Back to Kassel Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel

1999 
Collected Rooms - Collected Dreams: German Art from 1960 to 2000, The Hans grotte Collection Martin 
Gropius Building, Berlin 

1998 
Extensions - Aspects of the Figure, The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School 

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC SPACES 

2001 
Chicago, Illinois, Permanent site specific sculpture and fountain installation at the Shedd Aquarium, Man with Fish 
1996 
Karlsruhe, Germany, Group of Musicians 
Bremen, Germany, Man with Bird on Shoulder: bronze and color 
Copenhagen, Denmark, Twenty Dancing Couples 
1995 
Inzell, Germany, Three Figures for an Altar: cedar wood and color 
Johannesburg, South Africa, Global Couple: cedar wood and color 
Krefeld, Germany, Man with Green Shirt and Grey Trousers: oak wood and color 
1993 
Konstanz University, Germany, Big Head-Column: wawa wood and color 
Hamburg, various sites in the harbour, Four Buoy-Figures 
Amiens, France, Buoy - Figure and Wallrelief: oak wood and color 
Rapperswil, Switzerland, Pair of Acrobats: cedar wood and color 
1992 
Giessen University, Germany, Tower culpture: wood and color, steel construction 
1991 
Expo - Parc, Sevilla, Spain, Man with White Shirt and Black Trousers: wood and color 
1988 
Heide, Germany, Man on Horse: cast iron relief