Jonathan Meese

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Born in 1970 in Tokyo, Jonathan Meese is a German artist who lives in Berlin. He has developed an uncategorizable body of work, lying somewhere between expressionism and actionism, combining painting, sculpture, installations and performance. His personal mythology is a blend of historical, legendary and science fiction references, evoking figures as varied as Fantômas, Maldoror and Stalin, all of whom represent different facets of the artist’s identity. His work espouses the ‘dictatorship of art’.







CATALOGUES D'EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES


2010
Jonathan Meese: Sculpture, knight Exhibition Series, text by Bonnie Clearwater, The Museum of Conemporary Art , North Miami, USA

2006
Mama Johnny , Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln

2002
Jonathan Meese. Young Americans, text by Jörg Heiser, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Jonathan Meese. Revolution, edited by Carsten Ahrens, Carl Haenlein, texts by Harald Falckenberg, Johannes Gachnang, Roberto Ohrt, Jan-Hendrik Wentrup und Jonathan Meese, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

2001
Jonathan Meese, text by Thomas Kellein, Leo Koening Inc., New York

2000
Stierhoden und Absinth- Ewin Meese, etxts by Veit Loers, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

1999
Gesinnungsbuch’99, texts by jonathan Meese, Ewin kneihsl, Isabelle Graw, Jörg Heiser, edited by Bruno Brunnet, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
Sonnentanz/ Der Wweidenmann/Nahrung/Erzisis, texts by Dorothea Strauss, in FÖN, Nr.35, Kunsthalle, St. Gallen

CATALOGUES D'EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES


2001
L.A .- ex.Performances, edited by Christa Häusler and Elisabeth Schweeger, München 2001
Musterkarte-Modelos de Pintura Alemania 2001, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid 2001
Viel Spass, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, 2001

2000
Wounded TimeAvantgarde zwischen Euphorie und depression, edited by Veit Loers, Stâdtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach 2000
Europe : Different Perspectives in Painting, Giancarlo Politi, Mainland 2000

1999
Evolution, Revolution, Exekution- Akademie Isotrop, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
DACH, Galerie Krizinger, Wien
German Open 1999. Gegenwarkunst in Deutschland, texts on Meese by Kathrin Luz(« jonathan Meese, Messy, Messias-und Massacreur eines konformistischen Kunstbegriffs »), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Der Kleine Wal, Kinderzeitung, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, N°16 Wolfsburg 1999

1998
Today Tomorrow, edited by Galerie de l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Marseille
Site Construction, edited by David Thorp u.a., South London Gallery, London
Berlin Biennale, edited by Miriam Wiessel, Kai Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nancy Spector, Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische kunst e.V/ Kunst-Werke, Berlin
El Nino – Gebt mir das Sommerloch, edited by Veit Loers, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Junge Szene’98, Wiener Secession, Wien

1997
Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, edited by Cosima von Bonin, Daniel Buchholz, Christophe Müllr, Köln




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