Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol was born in 1957 in Fritzlar (Hesse) in Germany. Today he lives and works between Karlsruhe, Germany and Meisenthal, France.
Balkenhol, an internationally renowned German artist who has been concentrating on the human figure for over two decades, began his sculptural process of figurative wood carving in the mid-eighties – as a response to the abstract, minimalist and conceptual approaches of the Hamburg School of Fine Arts where he studied from 1976 to 1982 under Ulrich Rückriem. His first figurative wooden sculptures from 1983 of a larger-than-life naked man and woman placed the human figure at the centre of his work and reintroduced the figure to contemporary sculpture. In the 1990s he added animals and hybrids, and more recently architecture to his artistic vocabulary. His practice also comprises drawings and photographs.
The artist uses a hammer and chisel to gouge his figures out of the tree trunk, leaving the shavings and traces of the tools visible in the wood with its knots, grain and cracks. He then uses paint to structure the sculpture and accentuate the anatomy, in no way heightening the figure’s expressiveness. Balkenhol has been representing contemporary figures, either as free-standing sculptures or reliefs in wood, of the everyday man or woman in order to strip them of any narrative content and onto which the viewer is able to project his own image.

Solo exhibitions

2016


Stephan Balkenhol, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski, Moscow, Russia


Stephan Balkenhol and Philippe Cognée, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


 


2015


New Sculptures, Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


 


2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxeumbourg


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol, Landes Museum, Linz, Austria


Skulpturen, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany


 


2013
Universe, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Alles gut!, Holger Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany 


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Stephan Balkenhol, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


Inauguration of the Wagner Memorial Sculpture, Leipzig, Germany


Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Colletion, Venice, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, Wetzlarer, Germany


Sotheby's, Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK


 


2012
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel, Germany


A Sign in the Forum of Caesar: Stephan Balkenhol more and more, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome, Italy


Unlimited Bodies [Corps Sans Limite], Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


 


2011


Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstforum Wuerth, Turnout, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol, Tomo Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan


Stephan Balkenhol, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stephan Balkenhol, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


 


2010


L'Art et la Manière, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol: New Works, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Stephan Balkenhol, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Stephan Balkenhol, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York City, NY, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Stephan Balkenhol, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy


 


2009


Stephan Belkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Druckgrafik 1992-2008, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany


Stephan Belkenhol, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


Glücksach, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


Stephan Belkenhol, Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


Druckgrafik 1992-2008, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany


Stephan Belkenhol, Galerie de l'Erban, Nantes, France


 


2008                                      


Stephan Belkenhol, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Stephan Belkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Neue Abreiten, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


Stephan Belkenhol, Galleria Valentina Bonomo - Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy


 


2007                                    


Stephan Belkenhol, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy


Stephan Belkenhol, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Stephan Belkenhol, Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey


Stephan Belkenhol, MKM Museum Küppersmühle für moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany


Stephan Belkenhol, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria


Stephan Belkenhol, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden


Stephan Belkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Monica De Cardenas Milano, Milan, Italy


New Works, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


New Work, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China


UMRAUM: Stephan Balkenhol: Architektur und Objekt, Wenzel-Hablik-Museum, Itzehoe, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Stephan Balkenhol, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


 


2006                 


Stephan Balkenhol, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden / MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany


Holzskulpturen und Bilder, Kunstverein Lippe - Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Detmold, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria


New Works, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark


Stephan Balkenhol, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


 


2005                 


Stephan Balkenhol, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan


Esculturas, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


The Task of Solitary Man, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Mann schwarz-weiß, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany


New Sculptures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2003


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Stephan Balkenhol, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Le Rectangle and Goethe Institute, Lyon, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Stephan Balkenhol und...,  Stadtische Galerie Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2002


Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland


Stephan Balkenhol: Installation, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung, Erfurt, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol, Begegnungsstatte Kleine Synagoge Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


 


2001


Stephan Balkenhol, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Monica DeCardenas, Milan, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland


Stephan Balkenhol, C.G.A.C (Centre Galego de Arte Contemporaneo), Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Stephan Balkenhol, OMR Gallery, Mexico-City, Mexico


Stephan Balkenhol, Dorrie Priess Galerie. Hamburg, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Wein Verlag/Galerie Berlin: S.B-Photographien


Stephan Balkenhol, Fries Museum, Leauwarden, Netherlands


Stephan Balkenhol, Museum den bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


 


2000


Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, The Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Bell Gallery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, St Louis Arts Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanéa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Stephan Balkenhol, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland


Stephan Balkenhol, Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


 


1999


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stephan Balkenhol, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria


Sculptures Récentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Galleria Civica Di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, European Foundation for Sculpture, Parque Tournay Solvay, Brussels, Belgium


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Löhrl, Berlin, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK


 


1998


Stephan Balkenhol, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy


Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany


 


1997


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany


 


1996


Stephan Balkenhol, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada


Stephan Balkenhol, C.E.A.A.C., Strasbourg, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK


 


1995


Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


Stephan Balkenhol, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA


 


 


1994


Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany. Travelled to Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stephan Balkenhol, Musée Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France. Travelled to Musée des Beaux Arts, Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Dörrie and Priess, Hamburg, Germany


 


1993


Stephan Balkenhol: Vier Männer auf Bojen, Locations: Elbe, near Museumshafen Ovelgünne, Hamburg-Altona; Suderelbe, Hamburg-Harburg; Serrahn, Hamburg-Bergdorf; Aussenalster, near Gurlittinsel, Hamburg-Mitte, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Outdoor installation in Amiens, France


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


 


1992


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris and Marseille, France


Stephan Balkenhol: About Men and Sculpture, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands


 


1991


Six ours pour Paris, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Paris, France


Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen im Stadelgarten, Städtische Galerie im Stephan Balkenhol, Städel, Frankfurt, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany and Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol: Köpfe, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach. Travelled to Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany; Mannheim Kunstverein, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Stephan Balkenhol: Zeichnungen 1990 und Entwürfe fur Skulpturen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany


 


1989


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, West Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland


Stephan Balkenhol, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, West Germany


 


1988


Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, West Germany


Stephan Balkenhol: Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, West Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Travelled to Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany; the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany


 


1987


Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Braunschweig, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegen, Belgium


 


 


1985


Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, A.O. Kunstraum, Hamburg, Germany


Skulpturen: Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany


 


1984


Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Group exhibitions

2016


Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK


Defining Sculpture, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA


 


2015


Space Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France


Figure on Display: Stephan Balkenhol and Jeff Wall, Leopold Hoesch Musuem, Duren, Germany


Inventory, Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France


Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


 


2014


Collector's Room #5: Pleasure, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


 


2013
Lost in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA


Art is beautiful but hard work too, Kunstbau, Munich, Germany


The Art of the Present, Helga de Alvear Collection, Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain


Truth, ESMoA, Los Angeles, California, USA


Je t'aime... moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France


 


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


Art of the Loom - 32 Tapestries woven on the looms of Mark Deweer’s factory, Otegem, Belgium


1985-2010, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Körper Codes, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria


MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany


BLICKE und GESTEN: Porträts aus der Sammlung MJK - Malerei / Grafik / Plastik, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany


Zettels Traum, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany


 


2009


The Core Marrow of Art, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China


Evan Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Fuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2008


This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA



Paixóns Privadas, Visións Públicas Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain



UPDATE, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


 


2007


Intersezioni 3: Balkenhol, Delwoye, Quinn al Parco Archeologico di Scolacium, Catanzaro PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan


Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria


Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy


New Works, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


New Works, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China


UMRAUM. Stephan Balkenhol: Architektur und Objekt, Wenzel-Hablik-Museum, Itzehoe, Germany


Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2006                 


Le Force de l’Art: Grand Palais 2006, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France


Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol 2006 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


MKM, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany


Holzskulpturen und Bilder, Kunstverein Lipp, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Detmold, Germany


Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany


Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria


New works, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark


Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA


 


 


2005                 


figur/skulptur - Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria


Die obere Hälfte. Die Büste seit Rodin - Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany


Die obere Hälfte. Die Büste von Rodin bis Funakoshi - Kunsthalle Emden, Germany


Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland


Esculturas - Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid


the task of solitary man - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


Mann schwarz-weiß - Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen


NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka


New Sculptures - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


2004


Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


 


2003


Durchgehend geoffnet: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden + Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany


Stephan Balkenhol / Christian Marclay, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany


Lever House Art Collection, New York, NY, USA


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2002


Avant que la mer fut au monde, Rochechouart portait les Ondes, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France


Das Tier in mir, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany


Photogenic Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Grünzeug Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany


Pop Art und die zeitgenössische Bildhauerkunst, Gerhard Marcks-Haus Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Time-Space-Motion, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2001


De wereld folgens Duitsland, Odapark, Venray, Netherlands


Fotografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany


Geometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain


 


2000


Essensbilder, Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


Back to Kassel, Kasseler-Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany


And if there were no stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK


 


1999


Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Bawag Contemporary - Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy


 


1998


Women, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium


Skulpturen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany


Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


1997


FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France


 


1996


Sculptures and drawings, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada


 


1995


Africus, Johannesburg Biennale ’95, Johannesburg, South Africa


1995 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Sculptures and drawings, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA


Freiluftausstellung im Konventgarten, KUNSTFORUM Seligenstadt, Seligenstadt, Germany


 


1994


Das Jahrhundert der Multiple, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Lisbon, Cultural Capital of Europe ’94, Lisbon, Portugal


Ludwig’s Lust: Die Sammlung Irene und Peter Ludwig, Nuremberg, Germany


NL Dordrecht: 51º 48-04º 40, Dordrecht, The Netherlands


Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 


 


1992


Doubletake, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


Current Art in Public Spaces, Sevilla, Spain


Post Human, FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland


Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy


Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Nea Ionia, Greece


Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Qui, Qui Ou? Un regard sur l’art en Allemagne en 1992, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


 


1991


Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin-Fonds: Zeichunungen des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland


Zeitgenössiche Kunst aus der Deutschen Bank: Skulptur, Zeichnung, Photographie, Erholungshaus der Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany


Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy


 


1990


Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany


Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany


Das goldene Zimmer, Nymphenburger Schlosspark, Munich, Germany 


Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany


 


1988


Stadtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany


Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


 


1987


Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kampangelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany


Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany


Parc de la Pépinière, Nancy, France


Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany


Kunstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich, Germany


 


1986


Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Jenisch Park, Hamburg, Germany


Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel Germany


 


1985


15 junge Künstler: Die Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendiaten, Darmstadt, Germany


 


1984


Brucke-Museum, Berlin, Germany


Landesvertretung der freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Jenis Park Skulptur, Kulterbehörde Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


 


1983


Impulse I, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Bibliography

CATALOGUES


 


1998


Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen , Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Germany


 


1995


Johannesburg, South Africa. “Africus: Johannesburg Biennale ‘95.” Text by Klaus Gallwitz.


 


1994


Berlin, Germany. Neue Nationalgalerie. Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen. Introduction by


Britta Schmitz. Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 1994.


Klaus Hoffman, Riese und Zwerg, Zwischenwelt und Zwischenzustande im Werk von Stephan Balkenhol, Pfleger Susanne, Engel und Teufel, Eine ikonographische Interpretation, Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen und Zeichungen, Galerie Löhrl, Kunstverein Wolfsburg.


Lisbon , Portugal. Centro Cultural de Belem. The Day After Tomorrow: Lisbon Cultural Capital of Europe’94. Helmut Friedel.


Rochechouart, France. Musee Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart. Stephan Balkenhol. Interview by Alexandra Midal; essay by Frederic Migayrou.


Stephan Balkenhol: Three Figures as Witness, Muniz Vik, As time goes by, Parkett, no 43, Zurich, Berlin, New York.


Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Kalkhaven, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht. Kalkhaven


NL Dordrecht: 51 degrees 48’- 0 degree 40’. Statement in English and Dutch by Stephan


Balkenhol, reprinted from Volker Plagemann, ed. Kunst im offentlichen Raum: Anstosse


der 80er Jahre. Cologne: DuMont, 1989, 260.


Dusseldorf, Germany. Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium.


Introduction by Jurgen Harten and Klaus Heinrich Kohrs. Berlin: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff


Forderungsstiftung, 1993.


Hamburg, Germany. Kulturbehorde Hamburg, Kunst im offentlichen Raum. Stephan


Balkenhol: Vier Manner auf Bojen. Brochure. Text by Achim Konneke.


 


1992


London, England. Hayward Gallery. Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art. Essays


by Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger, and Greg Hilty. London: South Bank Centre/ Parkett, 1992.


Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. Stephan Balkenhol:


Uber Menschen und Skulpturen/About Men and Sculpture. Texts by Stephan Balkenhol,


James Lingwood, and Jeff Wall; interviews by Ulrich Ruckriem and Thomas Schutte.


Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1992.


 


1991


Stephan Balkenhol, Interview with Ivona Blazwick, James Lingwood and Andrea Schlieker, Possable Worlds ICA/Serpentine Gallery, London.


Basel, Switzerland. Kunstmuseum Basel. Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin-Fonds:


Zeichnungen des 20. Jahrhundert. Biography by Patricia Nussbaum.


Dublin, Ireland. Irish Museum of Modern Art. Stephan Balkenhol. Text by Jorg Johnen.


Ursula Gzechca-Mohr, Stephan Balkenhol, Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen im Stadelgarten, Galerie in Stadel, Frankfurt/Main.


Ipswich, England. European Visual Arts Centre at Ipswich. Hamburg Abroad. Text by Janis


Mink.


Jörg Johnen, Autonome Menschen, Stephan Balkenhol. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


 


1990


Stephan Balkenhol, Zeichungen und Entwurfe fur Skulpturen 1990. Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


London, England. Institute of Contemporary Arts and Serpentine Gallery. Possible


Worlds: Sculpture from Europe. Interview by Yvona Blazwick, James Lingwood, and Andrea Schlieker.


Otegem, Belgium. Deweer Art Gallery. Stephan Balenhol: Zeichnungen 1990 und


Entwurfe fur Skulpturen.


 


1989


Gunter Gerken, Die Umkerung von Pygmalions Traum, Bremmer Kunstpreis ’89 Kunstverein und Kunsthalle, Bremen


Gregori Margnani, Stephan Balkehol, Sei Artisti Tedeschi, Castello di Rivara, Torino


Munich, Germany. Nymphenburger Schlosspark, organized by Kunstverein Munchen in


co-operation with Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlosser, Garten und Seen.


Das Goldene Zimmer. Text by Rudiger Schottle.


Teuber Dirk, Skulptur und Werkidee bei Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Balkenhol


 


1988


Jean-Christophe Ammann, Stephan Balkenhol, Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Basel


Rainer Crone, Stephan Balkenhol (entretien), Jurgen Harten, David A. Ross, Deutsche Kunst der spaten 80er Jarhe, Stadtische Kunsthalle und Kunstsammlung Nordrheim-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Cologne.


Dusseldorf, West Germany. Stadtisches Kunsthalle Dusseldorf. Binationale: German Art


of the Late 80’s/ American Art of the Late 80’s. Interview by Marie Luise Syring and Christiane Vielhaber. Cologne: DuMont,1988.


Jeff Wall, Bezugspunkte im Werk von Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland


 


1987


Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kunstrai 1987. E en keuze: Hedendaagse kunst uit Europa/


A Choice: Contemporary Art from Europe.


Wilhem Bojescul, Anmerkungen zur Arbeit von Stephan Balknehol, Gerdes Ludger, Balkenhols Standbilder, Staphan Balkenhol, Kunstverein Braunschweig.


Gunther Gerken, Menschen bidder von Gerhard Richter und Stephan Balkenhol, Neue Kunst in Hamburg 1987, Hamburg


 


1985


Ulrich Ruckriem, Stephan Balkenhol, Stephan Balkenhol-Skulpturen, Ausstellungshallen Mathildenhöne, Darmstradt.


 


1983


Dietrich Helms, Impulse 1, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach


 


ARTICLES


 


Glover, Michael, The Independent, 4 September 


The Guardian Guide: Exhibitionist, 31 August


Allen, Jennifer, I Will Survive, Frieze, Autumn


Kaslan, Stella, Stephan Balkenhol per la Stephen Friedman Gallery di Londra, arskey, 25 March


Stowbridge, Mark, Fast Forward Weekly, 4 June


Danilevich, Ann, Stephan Balkenhol, Canadian Art International online


Kern, Ingolf, Stephan Balkenhol, Monopol, October


Platthaus, Andreas, Who's been carving here, then? Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 21 July


Archer, Michael, Stephan Balkenhol, Artforum, May


Winzen, Matthias, Where Does the Sculptor Stand?


Godfrey, Tony, Recent Sculpture, The Burlington Magazine


Herbert, Martin, Reviews: Stephan Balkenhol, Time Out London


Kent, Sarah, Reviews: Stephan Balkenhol, Time Out London


Kardon, Dennis, The Digital Hand, Artnet


Stephan Balkenhol, The Guardian Guide


Herbert, Martin, Stephan Balkenhol, Time Out London


Korotkin, Joyce, Stephan Balkenhol, The New York Art World, June/July/August 


Art: Stephan Balkenhol, The Evening Standard, June


Anti-Heroes, Art Newspaper


Visual Arts at Sadlers Wells, Sadlers Wells, London, England


Hubbard, Sue, Stephan Balkenhol, Time Out


Kuspit, Donald, Stephan Balkenhol, Artforum


Hall, James, Stephan Balkenhol, The Guardian Guide


Glueck, Grace, Stephan Blakenhol, New York Times


Halle, Howard, Art Review: Wood is Good, Time Out


Galloway, David, Deadpan Idols, Art News


Thiel, Wolf-Gunter, Stephan Balkenhol, Flash Art, Nov/Dec


Boyes, Roger, Freeing the Spirit, The Times Magazine, June


Kent, Sarah, Cutting Edge, Time Out


Kaslow, Amy, Hirshhorn Museum Presents Whimsical German Sculptor, Christian Science Monitor


Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, Affection and Delight Enliven Latest Exhibition at Hirshhorn, The Washington Times


Lewis, Jo Ann, Whittle Wonders, The Washington Post


Kent, Sarah Stephan Balkenhol: Stephen Friedman Gallery, Time Out, No. 1321, 13-20 December


Hall, James, Shades of the Prison House, The Guardian, 12 December


Searle, Adrian, Try to Figure it Out, The Independent, 12 December


Mullins, Charlotte, Stephan Balkenhol, Galleries, December


Karmel, Pepe Stephan Balkenhol exhibition review, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York Times, Weekend Section, C23, 23 June


Glueck, Grace, Mutant Matrials (but No Rogue Genes); Notes, Letters and Typographic Wackiness, New York Observer, 19 June


Richie, Matthew, Still Life: Exhibition review, Flash Art 28, Barbara  


Messler, Norbert, Stephan Balkenhol, Artforum


Balkenhol, l'homme du bois, exhibition review, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France, Le Progres/Depeches, 3 October 


Gourmelon, Mo Stephan Balkenhol, exhibition review, Musee Departemental d'Art


Contemporain de Rochechouart, France, Beaux Arts Magazine (Paris) 125 July-August, pp. 96-97


Messler. Norbert Stephan Balkenhol, exhibition review, Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Artforum 32, December, pp. 91-92


Ammann Jean-Christophe Stephan Balkenhol: 57 Penguins/57 Pinguine, Parkett 36, pp. 66-69 


Benezra, Neal Stephan Balkenhol: The Figure as Witness/Die Figur als stummer Zeuge, Parkett 36, pp. 37-41


Ammann, Jean-Christophe and Horst Schmitter 57 Pinguine suchen 57 Freunde, advertisement, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 30 April, pp. 110-111 


Searle, Adrian Not Waving, Not Drowning, Frieze 4, April-May, pp. 17-20 


Fleissig, Peter Stephan Balkenhol, Juan Munoz at the Hayward, Doubletake and the New Tate Re-Hang, exhibition review, Hayward Gallery,


London, City Limits 5, No. 12, February-March, p. 18


Stringer, Robin Why Cant You Dummies Just Let Me Be Alone, London Evening Standard, London, England, 28 February 


Bourriaud, Nicholas Figuration in an Age of Violence, Flash Art, No.162, January-February, pp. 87-91


Cork, Richard Do You See What I See?, The Times, London, England, 28 February


Decter, Joshua Seven Women, Arts Magazine 65, New York, New York, No. 9, May, p. 103


Public and private collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
ARS AEVI, Museum Of Contemporary Art Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Artothek, Nuremberg, Germany
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland
BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Diözesanmuseum, Würzburg, Germany
Elipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao, Portugal
Fpmcollection Viersen Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
JCCC Overland Park, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
MARCA Museum, Cantanzaro, Italy
Marta, Herford, Germany
Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Villa Haiss, Zell am Harmersbach, Germany
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (MUHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Emanuel-Hoffmann-Stiftung), Basel, Switzerland
Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de Marseille, Marseille, France
Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, F.R.A.C., Rochechouart, France
Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie, SMPK, Berlin, Germany
Nerman Museum, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy 
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Sammlung Ströher, Darmstadt, Germany
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Stad Kortrijk, Veemarkt, Belgium
Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany