Born 1976 in Hanau, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

EDUCATION
2000 – 2003
Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Ayse Erkmen)

1996 – 2000
Kunsthochschule Kassel (Prof. Urs Lüthi)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Standard, Oslo

2014
Falkenrot Price 2014, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Sick Book, Dépendance, Brussels

2013
Money Faces, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Recent Works, Standard, Oslo
Im Kreis, am Kreis, Johann König, Berlin

2012
Meyer Kainer Gallery, Vienna

2011
Akkumulation, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Hallo Aber, (with Annette Kelm), Bonner Kunstverein, Germany

2010
Michael, Almine Rech, Brussels
Lachende Steine, Johann König, Berlin

2009
Die Filme, Bureau Mueller, Berlin
Ding und Körper, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Constitution, Greene Naftali, New York

2008
Das schwache Haus, Basis e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Blende, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2007
Johann König, Berlin
Spazieren, Standard, Oslo

2006
Bank und Bleibe, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur
am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
Nocturama, Random Gallery, Paris
Ceremony of Carols, Greene Naftali, New York

2005
Monument Minor, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

2004
Finding my balance. Mariel Hemingway, Studiogalerie,
Kunstverein Braunschweig (K)

2003
cross-eyed, Johann König, Berlin
Käse, Kjubh, Cologne

2002
Missy, W 12 Studio Ayse Erkmen, Frankfurt a.M.
Johann König, Berlin
Wittgenstein Exercise, dontmiss, Frankfurt a.M.

2001
Das Herz eines Boxers, Stellwerk, Kassel

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Opposite the Other Side, Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014
Die Antwort de Dinge, Lothringer_13_Halle, Munich
Ethical Perspectives following Luce Irigaray, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
NOPRESSION, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
@the Shrink, Shanaynay, Paris
The Hawker, Calos/Ishikawa, London, England

2013
I know You, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Deep Cuts, curated by Lisette Smits, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht

2012
A Wavy line is drawn across the middle of the original plans, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
If There Would be a Face, This Would Be a Cat, Dépendance, Brussels
L’O (with Annette Kelm), Galerie Mayer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

2011
Open Space, Art Cologne
Madame Realism, Marres Centre for contemporary culture, Maastricht, Belgium
Totem and Taboo – Complexity and Relationships Between Art and Design, quartier21/MQ, Vienna, Austria
Gruppenausstellung, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
Minimal Optical, Conduits, Milan, Italy

2010
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, curated by Matthew Higgs,
CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
The Mass Ornament, Gladstone Gallery, New York
SUPER-NATURE, an exercise in loads, AMP, Athens
Totem and Taboo. A matter of concern, Oratorio della Passione, Basilica Sant’Ambrogio, Milan
Reading Room, SE8, London

2009
Dance in My Experience, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Provisorisches Yoga, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
In the Making… Werke aus den Sammlungen, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Manfred Kuttner, Michaela Meise, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Bulletinboard Blvd, Pro Choice, Wien

2008
Works on paper by gallery artists & Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali, Gallery, New York
Madonna und wir, Christian Nagel Berlin
Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2007
Alt rein Neu raus, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
Die Sammlung Rausch, Portikus, Frankfurt
Memorial to the Iraq War, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London
Conditions of display, The Moore Space, Miami, curated by Gean Moreno
Construction time again, Lisson Gallery, London
Ruinöse Abstraktion: Es gibt Dinge, die kann man nicht erklären, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

2006
Inaugural Exhibition, Johann König, Berlin
4.berlin biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW ­ Institute for
Contemporary Art, Berlin
ars viva 05/06, KW ­ Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
ars viva 05/06, Extra City – Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerpen

2005
In Concert, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt/Main
ars viva 05/06, Kunsthalle, Rostock
Spiritus, dependance, Brussels (with Henning Bohl)
The Jeweleigha Set, Greene Naftali, New York
Meet you at the corner, Fortescue Avenue, London
Start Kapital, Standard, Oslo
The Berlin school of art school, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (K)
Zur Vorstellung des Terrors: Die RAF-Ausstellung, KW ­ Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (K)

2004
Jetzt und zehn Jahre davor, KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (K)
Aus aktuellem Anlass, Johann König, Berlin
Formalismus. Moderne Kunst Heute, Kunstverein in Hamburg (K)
Heimweh, Haunch of Venison Gallery, London
Sommerfotogruppenausstellung, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
The Savoy, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
The Studio, Galerie Karin Günther Nina Borgmann, Hamburg

2003
NIE, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin (with Henning Bohl)
Total motiviert — The state of the upper floor, Kunstverein München
Hands up, Kunstverein Oldenburg

2002
Fluten, Hinterconti, Hamburg
Große Zeichnungen, Landesmuseum Linz (K)

2001
Vasistas, Technische Universität Istanbul
Man in the middle, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, MMK, Passau (K)

 

PROJECTS
2014
“Kontakt Sappho”, Performance with Sonja Cvitkovic, Birgit Megerle, Marine Drouan
Berghain Kantine, Berlin, November 15

2013
“Popcorn Sappho” (performance), Temporary Autonomous Zone, Galerie im Kornerpark, April 27

2012
Opening concert of “Global Prayers”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2008
Einmal Tänzerin, immer Tänzerin. Interview of Yvonne Rainer in: Texte zur Kunst, #70, Berlin, May

2006
Songs of Nico, with Sergej Jensen, Concert Volksbühne, Berlin

2005
Songs of Nico, with Sergej Jensen, CD produced by Neu Acoustics, Berlin
Unstillbare Gier (with da group), Migros Museum, Zürich

2004
Squirrel Prism (with da group), Kunstverein in Hamburg

2003
Les escargots ridiculisees (with da group), The Royal Pawn Shop, Berlin
The real life of Lucy McKenzie, Performance mit Husain, Richter und Jensen, Gute Stube, Hildesheim

2002
Floyd, die Katze von gestern, mit Husain, Richter und Jensen, Galerie Wintergarten, Vienna
Songs of my land, Ausstellungsraum Konstantin Adamopoulos Frankfurt a.M.

2001
Ruinen, Städelschule, Frankfurt/Main

 

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
2012
Travel grant of Hessische Kulturstiftung to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

2008
Dorothea-von-Stetten-Kunstpreis

2005
Förderpreis des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft: ars viva 05/06 – Identität

2002
German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange Art and Politics, Bertelsmann Stiftung

2001
DER touristics, scholarship (Africa)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
“Michaela Meise at dépendance”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), January 29th, 2014
Larios, Pablo, “Circling Back: Affinities”, Frieze de, issue 13

2013
Knight, Christopher, “’Faces’ Much More Than Token Gesture”, Los Angeles Times, February 20, pD3
“Group Show at Balice Hertling”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), March 9, 2013
“Michaela Meise at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), March 7, 2013
“’Deep Cuts’ at Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), February 8th, 2013

2012
“Group Show at dépendance”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), October 28th, 2012
“Group Show at Koelnischer Kunstverein”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), June 26th, 2012
“Annette Kelm and Michaela Meise at Meyer Kainer, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), May 2nd, 2012
“’Hallo Aber’ at Bonner Kunstverein, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), February 9th, 2012

2011
“Group Show at Emanuel Layr”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), December 29th, 2011
“Michaela Meie at Grazer Kunstverein”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), March 9th, 2011

2010
Graw, Isabelle, “Character Study”, Artforum, November, 2010. p.204-209
“Miami: Johann Koenig at Art Basel Miami Beach”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), December 6th, 2010
“AR: Michaela Meise at Johann Koenig”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), August 6th, 2010
“Michaela Meise at Almine Rech”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), July 13th, 2010
“’The Mass Ornament’ at Barbara Gladstone”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), July 12th, 2010
“’Ne Vivre Jamais’ at Dial Shop, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), May 25th, 2010
“’PROVISORSCHES YOGA at Grazer Kunstverein”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), January 11, 2010

2009
“Michaela Meise at Greene Nafrali, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), July 1st, 2009

2008
“’Dispersion’ at ICA London, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), December 19, 2008
“Michaela Meise at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), November 17th, 2008

2006
Catrin Lorch “Atlantis”, Artist Bulletin, January

2005
Holland Cotter: “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable”, The New York Times
Matt Wolf: “Summer Group Shows Roundup, New York”, Flash Art, August

2004
Morgan Fisher: “David Lieske”, in: ‘Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute’
Exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg 2004, p. 94-103
Catrin Lorch, “W€rfeld_mmerung”, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine, 20. Dezember 2004, No. 304, p.35
David Lieske: “case arse”, in: Texte zur Kunst, No. 53

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Iannis Christoforakis, Athens
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Miami
Marty and Rebecca Eisenberg, New York
Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen
Craig Robins Collection, Miami
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin