Marc Schmitz is a conceptual 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:

     

    2018 Bangkok Art Biennale, BACC Bangkok, Thailand
    Tavan Tolgoi, Greengrassi Gallery & Corvi-Mora, London, UK
    Responding 1, NICA, Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo, Japan
    天幕坠落 - The genesis of an image, Ding Shun Arts Museum, Fujian, China (solo)
    Arosita Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, (solo)

    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
    GNAP, Port Izmir Triennial

    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 (solo)
    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
    Multimedia at Art Academy Munich (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch)
     

    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

     

    Goethe Institute, Hong Kong 2014
    Office of the Federal President of Germany 2013
    Open Society Foundation 2012
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2012
    Goethe Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2010
    Art Council Korea 2009
    Scholarship – Agnes Straub/ Käthe Dorsch Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2006
    Scholarship EHS - Konrad-Adenauer- Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2002
    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

     

     

    Projects

     

    Marc Schmitz is initiator and executive Director of the Biennial in Mongolia (LAM360°), est. 2010 | Land Art Mongolia www.landartmongolia.com

    Member of:
    IBA (International Biennial Association)
    CIMAM
    Network Partner of the Prince Claus Fund

    Director Kunstforum Berlin (KFB)
    Advisor Pingnan Art in Nature, Fujian, China


     

     

    Bibliography

     

    Folkestone Triennial 2017, Engl. (2017) ISBN 978-1-78808-871-8
    Jeju Biennale 2017, Tourism Kor. Engl. (2017) ISBN 979-11-953887-1-4
    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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