Michael Sailstorfer


Born in 1979 in Velden, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

2003-2004, MA, Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London
1999-2005, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2017
“Altenheim für Populisten” Grieder Contemporary, Zurich
“Alderdomshjem for kosmonauter”, Kunsthal Moen, Askeby
Gräflicher Park, Bad Driburg
Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany
“Hitzefrei”, König Galerie, Berlin
2016
“Brutal Beauty: Violence and Contemporary Design”, Marta Herford, Germany
“Maze”, Senatsverwaltung für Justiz, Berlin
“Troubling matter”, Galerie Jahn, Landshut
“Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection – Winners of the Robert Jacobsen Prize of the Würth Foundation”, Museum Würth, Germany
“Koelnskulptur #8”, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne
2015
“Freundschaft”, Michael Zink, Waldkirchen
Kunstverein Wiesen, Germany
“CentrePasqArt”, Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Biel/Bienne
2014
“Breakwater”, Loushy, Tel Aviv
“B Side”, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
“Kopf und Körper”, Museum Kurhaus – Ewald Mataré Sammlung, Kleve
“Antiherbst”, Johann König, Berlin
“Every piece is a new problem”, CAC: Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati
“Michael Sailstorfer: It Might As Well Be Spring”, Rochester Art Center, USA
“Reibungsverlust am Arbeitsplatz”, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich
2013
“Try to reach the goal without touching the walls”, Carbon 12, Dubai
“Freedom Fries am Arbeitsplatz”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
“Young West”, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
2012
“Hauptweg und Nebenwege”, Johann König, Berlin
“Solarkatze”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
“I wish this was a song: Music in contemporary art”, The National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
Sammlung Boros, Berlin
“Hauptwege und Nebenwege”, Johann König, Berlin
Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
“Josef Sailstorfer & Michael Sailstorfer”, Johann König, Berlin
“Forst (Vattenfall Contemporary)”, Berlinische Galerie, Germany
“Tornado”, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York
“Nettoyer la Forêt, FRAC, Haute-Normandie”, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
“Solarkatze”, Galleria Zero, Milan
2011
“If you should die in a car crash”, Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen, Germany
“Tornado”, Public Art Fund Projects, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York
“Hang over”, BDI, Kulturkreis, Berlin
“T 72”, Galleri K, Oslo
“Clouds”, Modern Art, Oxford
“Space and time”, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
“Für immer Strom”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2010
Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Kunstverein Bremerhaven
“Nodes, such as clouds”, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
“Black Forest”, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
2009
“Backyardoutdoorsculptureseries # 2: Living with transport links”, Johann König, Berlin
Pulheim gräbt, Pulheim
“No light”, Rosa-luxemburg-platz, Berlin
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
2008
Johann König, Berlin
Culture Award of Dr Franz and Astrid Ritter Foundation for Visual Arts 2008, Knight Foundation, Straubing 10 000 stones, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
“Minor street”, Gallery K, Oslo
2007
“800 M”, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf
“Wall above the head, Sorry we’re closed”, Sébastien & Rodolphe Janssen Project Space, Brussels
“U6, 14 Grad 34, 790N / 60 Grad 50, 969W”, Kasseler Kunstvereinsheim, Kassel
“U1-U13”, Galleria Zero, Milan
2006
Johann König, Berlin
2005
“Time is not a highwa”, Red cell, Munich
“U”, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal
“Distinguished visitors”, MARTa Herford, Herford
“Appearances are deceptive”, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Time is not a highway”, Zero, Milan
“My Private”, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Milan
2004
Dämmerung, Attitudes – Contemporary art space, Geneva
2003
“World Tour”, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Gartenschau, König Galerie, Berlin
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
“Art and Alphabet”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
“Kaviar Factory”, Henningsvær, Norway
“MEXIBILITY. Wir sind in der Stadt, wir können Sie nicht verlassen”, Museum Casa Del Lago, Mexico City
Internationale Garten Ausstellung, Berlin, Germany
“Warten”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
“Attics of My Life”, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
“Condo”, Emalin, London
“Under Construction”, Schau Fenster, Berlin
2016
“Jeder sollte in der Lage sein Kunst zu erwerben”, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
“Open Windows – Reflections on Beuys”, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin
“Kommt zusammen – – Künstler für Charity”, Galerie Jahn, Landshut
“Drama Queens”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
“ach, die sind ja heut so unpolitisch”, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin
“Head & Shoulders”, Galleri K, Oslo
“Auftrag Landschaft”, ZKR – Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin
“Mon art à moi”, CentrePasquArt, Biel
Lichtparcours Braunschweig 2016, Braunschweig, Germany
“The Difference Between Sunrise and Sunset”, Sammlung Wemhöner, Schloss Tüssling
“About Painting”, Galerie Judin, Berlin
“Partoftheprocess7”, Galleria ZERO, Milan
“K A R L”, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf
“Brutal schön – Gewalt und Gegenwartsdesign”, Marta Herford GmbH, Herford
“ICH”, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
“Statement 3: New Sculpture from Germany”, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2015
“Arger Im Paradies”, BundesKunsthalle, Bonn
“The Mechanical Corps. In the Footsteps of Jules Verne”, Hartware Medien Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany
“Mainzer Ansichten”, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
“Alicja Kwade, Michael Sailstorfer, Thomas Rentmeister”, Sprovieri, London
“Koelnskulptur #8”, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne
“Focus on Sculpture in the Würth Collection – Winners of the Robert Jacobsen Prize of the Würth Foundation”, Museum Würth, Germany
“Little is Left to Tell (Calvino After Calvino)”, Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona
“Collecting for Tomorrow”, MUSEION: Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössische Kunst, Italy
“The Sublime: Contemporary Works from the Collection”, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
“About trees”, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
“GERMAN COOL”, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai
“Transient Material”, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
“Arcadia Unbound”, Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany
“Das Gedächtnis des zukünftigen Materials”, Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
“Paperworlds”, Museum Buchheim, Bernried, Germany
“Ka-boom”, Kunstverein Wiesen, Germany
“Lichtparcours: Auftakt”, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
“NGORONGORO”, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin
“Grand Opening Sankt Agnes”, Johann König, Berlin
“Material,” Johann König, Berlin
“Vom Großen und Ganzen. Die Sammlung Haus N”, Villa Wachholzt, Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
“F.E.G.L., LYKK* zu Faserstein – In Memoriam Peter Lang,” Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin
“Artisti per Frescobaldi Award”, Fondazione Stelline, Milan
2014
“Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection”, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
“When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of the Sammlung Goetz”, Museion, Italy
“KoelnSkulptur #7”, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany
“War Game”, Mostyn, Wales
“Scheinwerfer Teil 2”, Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon, Germany
“Ciclo”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo
“Folkstone Triennial”, Folkestone, UK
“A Place Like This”, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
“Garage Paradise”, Espace d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, France
“Drive the Chance”, 100plus, Zurich
“Grooving Images”, TS art projects, Berlin
“Paperworld”, me Collectors Room, Berlin
2013
“When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of the Sammlung Goetz”, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Italy
“First Thirteen”, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt am Main
“Risk Society”, MOCA: Museum of Contemporary Art & Goethe Institut, Museuem für zeitg. Kunst, Taipei
“The Unanswered Question”, Iskele 2, TANAS and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany
Emscherkunst 2013
NUAGE, Marseille – Provence 2013, Musée Réattu, Arles
“Heimat und Utopie”, KunstFestSpiele, Herrenhausen, Germany
“Goldrausch – Gegenwartskunst aus, mit oder über Gold”, Villa Merkel – Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Germany
“Disaster / The End of Days”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
“Back to Earth. Die Wiederentdeckung der Keramik in der Kunst”, Herbert-Gerisch Stiftung, Germany Emscher Kunst, Essen
“Daddy you can´t make a cactus…this has been done!”, Grimmuseum, Berlin
KoelnSkulptur #7, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany
“Novecento Mai Visto – Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection – From Albers to Warhol to (now)”, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia
“Sociétés Secrètes”, Dialoges entres les collections du Frac et Du Musée Alfred Canel, Musée Alfred Canel, Frac Haute Normandie, France
BOX Georg Kargl, Vienna
” Reframing the Ordinary”, Reflektionen des Alltäglichen, lothringer13 halle. Halle für internationale Gegenwartskunst, München
2012
“Slg. Wilhelm Otto Nachf”, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
“Showroom II”, Galerie Mirko Mayer – m-projects, Cologne
“Goldrausch”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
“I Wish This Was A Song. Music in Contemporary Art”, The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo
“Portfolio Berlin 2″, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
“From A to B”, CCA, Andratx
“KölnSkulptur #6”, Skulpturenpark, Cologne
“I wish this was a song: Music in contemporary art”, The National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
Sammlung Boros, Berlin
“Goldrausch. Gold in der Gegenwartskunst”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
“The Dark Side Of The Moon”, Carbon 12, Dubai
“A touch of life”, Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main
“Stauts Berlin”, Künstlerhaus Bethainien, Berlin
“Atelier + Küche – Labore der Sinne”, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
“Absolute Beginner”, Fürstlich Fürstenbergischen Sammlungen, Donaueschingen
“Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt?” Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
“Bilderstreit”, Militärhistorisches Museum, Dresden, Germany
“Portfolio Berlin 2”, Kusnthalle Rostock, Germany
Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
2011
“Is that True? Possibilities of (Non-)Knowledge”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
“Fetisch Auto. Ich fahre also bin ich”, Museum Tinguely, Basel
“Commercial Break”, Garage Moscow, Venice
“Mobilitätsausstellung”, Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen, Germany
“Höhenrausch 2”, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
“The guerrilla Design Show”, Conduits, Milan
“Informell Nature”, Sabine Knust, Munich
“Ivoluntary”, Ford Projects, New York
“Art & Stars & Cars”, Daimler Kunstsammlung, Stuttgart
“Under Destruction Chapter 1”, Swiss Institute, New York
“Implicit Sound”, ESPAI 13/Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
“Fetisch Auto. Ich fahre also bin ich”, Museum Tinguely, Basel
“Light, Seeking Light 2”, Western Bridge, Seattle
“Sculpture”, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
“Echoes”, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris
2010
“The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, Carbon 12, Dubai
“Reopening K20”, K20, Düsseldorf
“De(C)onstruction”, Micamoca, Berlin
“As soon as Possible”, CCCS – Strozzina, Florence
“Totem and Taboo”, Oratorio Basilica St. Ambrogio, Milan
“FROM & TO”, kunst Meran, Italy
“Under Destruction”, Tinguely Museum, Basel
“Herringbone”, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Reykjavik, Iceland
2009
“Berlin meets Vienna”, Salon Österreich, Wien
“Circus Hein”, FRAC Orleans and Atelier Calder, Saché
“Variation time”, Galerie der Künstler, BBK München und Oberbayern e.V., Munich
“The Secret Lives of Objects”, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
“Can birds fly?”, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Main
“Spacioux”, Lambretto Art Project, Milan
“Romantic Machine – Kinetic Contemporary Art”, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
“Dank’s”, Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin
“Micro House”, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
“The Quick and the Dead”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“2. End of the World Biennial”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Skulpturenpark, Köln
“Paradise New Views on an old dream”, Diocesan Museum of Freising
“Short Circuits”, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York
2008
“Malcolm McLaren – Musical Painting”, Scheibler Mitte, Berlin
“Younivers”, Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Biacs3, Sevilla
“Leftovers”, Mariano Pichler Collection, Berlin
“Disarming Matter”, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg
“Makers of spaces”, Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne
“Art in Europe”, Domaine Pommery, Reims
Walls in the Street”, Siemens Art Program, Belgrade
“There is No Story to Tell”, Tang Contemporary, Beijing
“Ad absurdum – Modern appliances”, Municipal Gallery North Horn and Marta Herford
“God is Design”, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil
“Strange machines”, Phenomenal 2008, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
2007
“Erasing the edge, Uovo, Miami
“Bodycheck”, 10 Triennial of Small Sculpture, Fellbach (curated by Matthias Winzen)
Kassel art clubhouse, Kunstverein, Kassel
“Irony of the objects”, Museion, Bolzano
“Absent without Leave”, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
“Ars viva 06/07 story / narration”, City Gallery, Saarbrucken
Oen Group, Copenhagen
“Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of change”, Sharjah Biennial 8, Sharjah
Schering Foundation Award 2007, Berlinsche Gallery, Berlin
“My private escaped from Italy”, Centre international d’art, Ile de Vassiviere
“Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia”, Moscow Biennale, Moscow
2006
“Light Years”, Historical Center, Gouda
“The universe in a handkerchief”, Gallery Yujiro, London
“ars viva 06/07”, College of Fine Arts, Dresden
“Momentum 2006”, Nordic Art Festival, Moss
“Villa Holiday Warsaw”, Galerie Raster, Warschau
“And it does move”, Museum, Bochum
“On The Move”, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
“Kontracom 06”, Public Space, Salzburg
Young Bavarian Artists, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin
“Transatlantic Impulse”, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
“Inaugural Exhibition”, Johann König, Berlin
“Endless Summer”, West London Projects, London
“Home, everything but the kitchen sink”, Kunstverein, Göttingen
“Stage of life, the rhetoric of emotion, artistic structure”, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
2005
“Light Art from Artificial Light, ZKM, Karlsruhe
“Talk to the Land”, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Yokohama Triennale 2005, Yokohama
“Return to space”, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
XII. Rohkunstbau, Tohkunstbau, Sacrow
Light Lab, Everyday short circuits”, Museion, Bolzano
“Things Fall Apart All Over Again”, Artists Space, New York
Art Prize Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2005, Kunsthalle, Bremen
“As they should – models of success”, Mousonturm, Frankfurt
“Favourites”, Lenbachhaus, Munich
“Moving parts, Forms of the Kinetic”, the Museum Tinguely, Basel
Stage of life – the rhetoric of emotion”, Lenbachhaus, Munich
“Light Sculpture – Sculpture Light”, 503 mill, Vincenza
“We Disagree”, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
“Window Cleaning Days Are Over”, The Empire, London

Collections (selected)

My Private, Milan
Mariano Pichler Collection, Milan
Jerry Speyer, New York
Steven Cohen, New York
Vanharrents Collection, Brussels
Heinz Peter Hager, Bolzano
Sabine DuMont Schütte, Köln
Paolo Kind, London
Mark van Moerkerke, Ostende
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
MARta, Herford
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Städelmuseum, Frankfurt/Main
Sammlung Boros, Berlin

Public installation

“Kopf und Körper Bad Driburg”, Gräflicher Park, Germany

Awards

2008 – 2010, Scholarship of the Günther- Peill-Stiftung, Düren
2007, Preis der Dr. Franz- und Astrid-Ritter Stiftung, Straubing
2006, Ars viva-Förderpreis des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.
2003, Stipendium der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2002, Preis der Darmstädter Sezession – Förderpreis der Christian Karl Schmidt Stiftung, Art Forum Berlin – Ida-Wolff-Gedächtnispreis der Stadt München – A. T. Kearney Akademiepreis der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München


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