Marc Schmitz is a German artist based in Berlin and Ulaanbaatar. He explores the foundations of the different media that he is in use with, by challenging their limits. His works convey sensuality and thought, inviting the viewer to enter into a mutually constructive dialogue, while addressing the limitless space with all of the viewer’s basic senses. His works have been exhibited internationally, are represented in private and public collections and have been remarked with several international awards.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

Any typical space is constructed by typical social conditions. Every part of our consciousness is included therein. Images of space are dreams of society.

My recent projects have focused on finding and interpreting unclaimed or contested/bare public space(s), and on reading the importance of the spatial relationship to both personal and shared-cultural memory. The stories told in those blank spaces reveal alternate possibilities for the human experience – and particularly our experience of urban zones. My work is oriented toward the public sphere, is collaborative more than it is ‘interactive,’ relies on ethnographic and art-historical research, and takes advantage of both contemporary and historical forms of artistic media.

 

 

Exhibitions | selected:

 

2017 Double edge, Folkestone Triennial UK
KINOSHO KIKAKU contemporary, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Jeju Biennale, Jeju Museum of Art, South Korea
Out of Khentii, Khentii Art Gallery, Chingges City, Mongolia

2016 Marrakech Biennale 6, Morocco
和谐 国际当代艺术展/天津 Tianjin Art Museum, China
4th Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Ulaanbaatar | Dariganga, Mongolia
3rd International Biennial of Muralism and Public Art, Cali, Colombia

2015 TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China (solo)
56th Venice Biennial, Palazzo Zorzi, Venice, Italy
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
TRIO Bienal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Nakanojo Biennale, Japan
Ghetto Biennial, Port au Prince, Haiti

2014 Goethe Institute, Hong Kong, China
Faces & Traces, Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
3rd Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2013 Moproo Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
55th Venice Biennial, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico , Venice, Italy
UBE Biennale, Tokinawa Museum, Ube, Japan

2012 Creative Cities, Olympic Fine Arts, The Barbican Center, London, England
Turgut Pura Art Prize, Sculpture & Paintings Museum, Izmir, Turkey
Galerie am Damm, Dresden, Germany (solo)
2nd Land Art Mongolia, National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Art & Politics, Museo de Arquitectura Leopold Rother, Bogotá, Columbia (solo)
Art Ignites Life - Hongqiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Zhuqizhan Art Museum, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2011 Eden, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Condensation, Museo Borgo di Clauiano, Trivignano, Italy

2010 Concert Hall Perth, Berlin Dayz, Australia (solo)
Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Art Center Koldo, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Neue Räume, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
Indian Blend, Gallery Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Germany

2009 Richard Levy Gallery, Land/Art New Mexico, USA
National Academy of Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan (solo)
The Mobile Spaces - Border, Concentart Berlin, Germany
Geumgang Biennale, Museum of Gongju, South Korea
Galerie Ulf Wetzka, Berlin, Germany

2008  Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China
Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga 2008, Latvia

200710th International Cairo Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2006 Galerie Kai Hilgemann Berlin, Germany (solo)
Transitory Operations, UMA Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2005 2nd International Beijing Biennial, Beijing China
Ulaanbaatar Project, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2004 Busan Biennial 2004, Busan, South Korea
File 2004 Galerie de Arte do Sesi, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Kunstoffice Berlin, Germany (solo)

2003 FILE-2003 Paco das Artes/ British Council , Sao Paulo, Brasil

2002 Art on the Net, Michida City Museum Tokyo Japan
Notodo Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
Zebra Poetryfilm Award, literaturWERKstatt Berlin, Germany
Fluxus, Belo Horizonte Brasil

2000 Beijing-Berlin, Jintai Exhibition Hall, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Art for Expo (first prize award), German House UN - Plaza New York, USA
Goethe Institute, Singapore, German Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Latvia

1999 Festival junger experimenteller Kunst, ehem. Postfuhramt Berlin, Germany
Marc Schmitz paintings, Creation Gallery, Beijing China (solo)

1998 Painting after Nicéphore Niépce, Gallery Dorow, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1997 Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, USA

1996 Exploseum, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
TWA 800 Kunsthalle Stuttgart, Germany
The forth generation Hackesche Höfe Berlin, Germany
Schmidl & Haas Gallery Frankfurt, Germany
X. Freiburger Film & Video Forum, Germany

1994 La Idea Galleria  (Aktion) Wewerka Gallery Berlin, Germany
AEOLUS II  Videoinstallation, Jade Park Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Highquell Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)

 

 

CV

 

Born in Hamburg, Germany
Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich | FU Berlin
Fine Art at Academy Munich (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch)
New Media Academy Berlin
 

Awards

 

Pulic Art Award IAPA Hong Kong 2015 (finalist)
Prize of Turgut Pura Foundation, Turkey 2012
Prize of the Jury for realized work, 10th Cairo Int. Biennale, Egypt 2006
Special Selection - Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, Korea 2004
1. Prize ART FOR EXPO 2000, World EXPO Hannover, Germany 2000
(international Goethe Institute Award)
VII China Art Exposition International, Beijing, China 1998

 

Grants

 

Prince Claus Fund/ ifa 2014
A.I.R., Goethe Institute, Hong Kong 2014
Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2012
Peace Art Hotel Shanghai, China 2012
Goethe Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2010
YAATO, Art Council Korea 2009
Scholarship – Agnes Straub/ Käthe Dorsch Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2006
Scholarship EHS - Konrad-Adenauer- Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2002
ifa | Internationaler Kulturaustausch Berlin, Germany  2003/05/10

 

Collections

 

National Art Gallery Beijing
W.S.I.   N.Y.
Swatch Collection Shanghai
moproo Shanghai
Amman / Dunke Frankfurt Zürich  
Klier & Ott Berlin

 

Bibliography

 

ART WORKS, Nakanojo Biennale, Jap/ Eng, Nakanojo Jp. (2016)
Eclipse, TEDA contemporary art museum, Tianjin, CHIN/Engl. (2015)
The paintings, Moproo London Shanghai, Engl. (2014) ISBN 978 0 9573593 14
L'Officiel Art, Paris Winter / World Sculpture News, Hong Kong Autumn (2014)
FACES & TRACES, The swatch Art peace Hotel, Engl Shanghai PRC (2014)
Yishu Magazine May/June/ (2013)
Shifting Gravity, World Biennial Forum, Ute Meta Bauer, Hatje Canz (2013)
ISBN 978-3-7757-3693-0
Land Art Mongolia 360°, 2nd land Art Biennial, Engl. /Mng. (2012)
A Non Linear Perspective, Engl. Perth, WA (2010)
Land Art Mongolia 360°, 1st land Art Biennial, Engl. /Mng. (2010)
Land Art New Mexico, Radius Books, Engl.(2010) ISBN 978-1-934435-17-5
Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Engl. /Kor.(2009) ISBN 978-89-93531-11-4
Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008, Latvian/ Engl. (2008)
Intrude Art & Life, Zendai MOMA Shanghai, Engl. /Chin. (2008)
In Transition Cyprus (Engl.) 2007 ISBN: 978-9963-8932-1-8
Yatoo Biennale, National Museum Gongju, South Korea (Kor. /Engl.2007)
10th Cairo Int. Biennale, Arab. /Engl. (2006)
Land Art Mongolia 2006, Mng. /Engl. (2006)
2nd Beijing int. Art Biennale, Chin. /Engl. (2005) ISBN 7-102-03459-8
Busan Biennale, Kor. /Engl. (2004)
File 2004, Engl. /Port. Sao Paulo (2004) ISBN 85-89730-02-6
File 2003, Engl. /Port. Sao Paulo (2003)
Expomat, Zürich Ger. (2002) ISBN 3-905509-41-5
Ortsbestimmung, Ger. Berlin (2001)
signs eficiency & wonders, Engl. /Ger./Chin. Beijing (2000)
ART FOR EXPO, World Expo 2000, Hanover Engl. /Ger. (2000)
Ab die Post, Festival experimenteller Kunst, Engl. /Ger. Berlin (1999)
X China Art Exhibition Chin. /Engl. (1998)
Kunsthalle Stuttgart, ongoing business, Ger. Stuttgart (1996)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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