Norbert Bisky

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Norbert Bisky was born in 1970 in Leipzig, Germany. His treatment of landscapes and exploration of the portrait and narrative structure place him firmly in the tradition of great European painting. But Norbert Bisky's experiments with breaking down forms and with blocks of colour also place him on the borderline of abstract art. His figurative style of painting, conjuring up the socialist realism he experienced as a child in GDR, suggests both hedonism and chaos in its contemporary form.





Born in 1970 in Leipzig, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
A FUGA, Galeria Baró, São Paulo, Brazil

2015
Hérésie, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium
Norbert Bisky, Balagan auf Bötzow, Atelierhaus auf Bötzow, Berlin, Germany
Levinsky Street, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014
Works on paper, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Riots, Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
Zentrifuge, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

2013
Paraisópolis, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Special Report, Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, Germany
Muster, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012
Stampede, Galerie Leo Koenig Inc., New-York, USA

2011
Norbert Bisky, A Retrospective. Ten Years Of Painting, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland
Decompressor, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2010
Befall, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Maudit, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2009
Crossing jordaan, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Mandelkern, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany
Norbert Bisky : Paintings, Haifa Museul of Art, Israel : curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Israel
Nefasto Máximo, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain

2008
Cloud cuckoo land, Gallery Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
Privat, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Minimental, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2007
What's wrong with me, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA
Ich war's nicht, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
One man show, Galerie Crone, ART FORUM BERLIN, Germany
Behind Innocence - Norbert Bisky, Anthony Goicolea, Martin Maloney, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South-Korea

2006
Total Care, CAC, Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Norbert Bisky, Philip Kang Gallery, Seoul, South-Korea
Es tut mir so leid, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

2005
Studio d´Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
Déluge, Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris, France
Malerei, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Leider defekt, Kunstverein Gütersloh, Germany

2004
The proud, the Few, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA
Abgesagt, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany
Opkomst en verval, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003
Schlachteplatte, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Alles muss raus, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany

2002
Essig und Blut, Brandenburger Kunstverein Potsdam e.V. with Cornelia Scheime, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt Oder, Germany

2001
Wir werden siegen, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Zeig uns den Weg, Centro Cultural Sao Lourenco, Portugal
Vorkämpfer, Chelsea Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
Elective Affinities - German Art since the Late 1960's, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
AS IF, AT HOME - ARTISTS IN EUROPE, BOX Freiraum, Berlin, Germany
New Adventures in Vexillology#2, Kunstverein Amrum, Amrun, Germany
Bittersüsse Zeiten, Edwin Scharff Museum, Neu-Ulm, Germany
Zeitgeist - Arte da Nova Berlim, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UTOPIE PICTURALE 3, FORMA Art contemporain & cabinet d'expertise, Lausanne, Switzerland

2015
A man walks into a bar, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibition, Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Apolda, Germany

2014
Paperworlds, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Utopie Picturale 2, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
Lieber Künstler, zeichne mir! - Part 2, Semjon Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
10, Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Truths, Bayer Arts & Culture, Leverkusen, Germany

2013
Utopie Picturale, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland
ça grimpe!?, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
As Tears Go By, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Babylon, Wendt + Friedmann, Berlin, Germany
Freestyle, Fundacion Cajamurcia, Cartagena, Spain

2012
Visage et Portrait, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Coletiva, Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Convoy Berlin, Biksady Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Laboratories of the Senses, MARTa Herford, Germany
I am a Berliner, Universitá degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Door de bril van Hans, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Eros & Thanatos, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Germany
I am a Berliner, Universitá degli Studi di Sassari, Italy, Tel Aviv, Israël

2011
Tous cannibales, La Maison Rouge : Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Alles Kannibalen, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Apocalypse Now, Hugo & Carla Brown Collection, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I am a Berliner, HDLU, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
863 km, Scheublein Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Ars Apocalipsis, Kunstverein Gütersloh, Germany
 
2010
Night Of The Pawn, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
100th Exhibition, autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Young Collectors #2: Johan Delcour & Monia Warnez, Sign, Groningen, The Netherlands

2009
Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
Schickeria - High Society, BDA-Ausstellungsraum, Braunschweig, Germany
Accrochage, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Conflicting Tales, Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
Avant-Goût, Live In Your Head, Geneva, Switzerland
cargo, autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Giving Face. Portraits for a New Generation, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, USA
Reliquaries of Empires Dust, Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin, Germany
cargo manifest, Bayrische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
Standpunkte II, Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany
Sammlung SØR Rusche, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh-Liesborn, Germany

2008
Friktion och Konflikt, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Inkonstruktion III, Art Biesenthal, Germany
Standpunkte II, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt Oder, Germany
wasistdas08, Loft 19, Paris, France
Menschen und Orte, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany

2007
25 Jahre GALERIE CRONE, GALERIE CRONE, Berlin "Inkonstruktion II", Art Biesenthal, Germany
15 Años Tiene Mi Amor, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madri, Spain

2006
URP!, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Eine Frage der Geste, Oper Leipzig, Germany
RIO, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany
Wer reinkommt ist drin, Schickeria, Berlin, Germany
Kunst und Fussball im Deutschen Bundestag, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Berlin, Germany
Null Problemo, Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Faces of a collection, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Spac Buttrio, Udine, Italy
Anstoß Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Frissiras Museum Athens, Greece
Paraisos artificiales with Hernan Bas, Jörg Lozek, Galeria Pilar Parra, Madrid, Spain
Schwarz auf weiß, Schickeria, Berlin
Liverpool Biennial Independents 2006, UK
What would I be without you..., City Gallery Prague, Czechia
Multiple Box Sydney, Australia
Dick aufgetragen, Galerie Helmut Leger, Munich, Germany
Stilelibero, Studio d´Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

2005
Bejing Biennial, China
Prague Biennial, Chech Republic
Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA
El papel del papel, Galeria Carmen de la Calle, Madrid, Spain
Kir Royal, Schickeria, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
Fundacion Antonio Perez, Cuenca, Spain
European Painting Award, Frissiras Museum, Athen, Greece

2004
Decomplexes, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France
National Museum, Seoul, Korea
Busan Biennial, Korea
Klasse Baselitz, Kunstverein Uelzen e.V., Uelzen, Germany
Narrative from Germany, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dorf in die Metropole, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
New German Painting, Regina Gallery, Mosco, Russia

2003
Seascapes in confrontation, PMMK - Museum for Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium
Berlin-Moscow, Moscow-Berlin 1950.2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Man in the Middle, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Künstler sehen rot, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Tanz am Ufer der Berge, Kunstverein Talstrasse, Halle, Germany
Rückblende Hochsommer, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany
Frisch, fromm, fröhlich, frei, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
X. Rohkunstbau, Gross Leuthen, Germany
Changing Channels, London Biennial Pollinations, UK
Fackelherz & Falkenrot, Georg-Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
Anthropography, (The Human Figure at the Dawn of the 21st Century), Frissiras Museum Athens, Greece

2002
History Revisited, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sodaliten Schneeberger Drückehalter, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Deutsches Sport und Olympia Museum, Cologne, Germany
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Museum Walter/Glaspalast, Augsburg, Germany
Positionen I, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Berlin-Leipzig, Galerie im Alten Bau, Kunstverein Geislingen, Germany

2001
Almauftrieb, Kulturbauerei Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

2000
Works on paper, Galerie Major, Pollenca-Mallorca, Spain
Richtfest (Klasse Baselitz), Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Intermezzo, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Westfalen muss zahlen, Galerie Rathert, Minden, Germany

1999
Klasse Baselitz, UdK Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Schaustelle HdK 4, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

1998
Nuovo Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
Schaustelle HdK 3, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Juxtapositions, Galerie Busche, Berlin, Germany


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Frissiras Museum Athens, Greece
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Museum Junge Kunst Frankfurt Oder, Germany
Ellipse Foundation, Portugal
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany


PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

2011
Norbert Bisky, A retrospective.Ten years of painting, (cat.exp.) textes de Christoph Doswald, Soledad Garcia, Raphael Gygax et Judith Welter, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Suisse

2010
Portfolio Berlin 01, Berlin, DISTANZ Verlag

2008
Norbert Bisky, cloud cuckoo land, essay by Girish Shahane, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

2007
Ich war's nicht, Katja Blomberg, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Behind innocence - Norbert Bisky, Anthony Goicolea, Martin Maloney, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul 

2006
Total Care, Oliver Koerner von Gustorf,  Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Anstoss Berlin, Katja Blomberg, , Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
URP ! Dieci posizioni tra pubblico privato, Assessorato alla cultura, Cinisello Balsamo / Milan
Enzo Cannavielo e la pittura europea, Giuliana Montrasio, , Associazione culturale galleria ibiscus, Raguse, Italie
Stilelibero, Enzo Cannaviello, Peter Weiermair, , SPAC, Spazio per l'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italie

2005
Déluge, Nobert Bisky, Damien Sausset, Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris
La nouvelle peinture allemande Nizza, Hans Christian Dany, Christian Janecke, Alexander Koch, Maïté Vissault, Carré d'Art, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes
Bisky / Malerei, Graham Bader, Gerrit Gohlke, Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus, Berlin
Norbert Bisky - Leider defekt, Christoph Tannert, Städtische Galerie Sonneberg, Kunstverein Gütersloh
Norbert Bisky, Alberto Fiz, Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan
Pain it loud, Galerie Peter Tedden, Oberhausen

2004
Norbert Bisky, Max Henry, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Abgesagt, Martin Stather, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim
Painting Now, Regina Gallery, Moscou

2003
Seascapes in Confrontation, Wily van den Bussche, PMMK-Museum of Modern Art, Ostende
Traumfabrik Kommunismus, Boris Groys, Max Hollein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Berlin-Moskau, Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, Pawel Choroschilow, Jürgen Harten, Joachim Sartorius, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Schlachteplatte, Annette Pfnorr, Gérard A. Goodrow, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin
Alles muss raus, Marianne Hoffman, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf

2002
Einer muss das sagen haben, Peter Herbstreuth, Chistoph Tannert, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt (Oder)
Essig & Blut, Veit Stiller, Norbert Bisky, Cornelia Schleime, Brandenburrgischer Kunstverein Potsdam e.v, Potsdam

2001
Norbert Bisky, Peter Herbstreuth, Galerie Schultz, Berlin




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