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Thorsten Brinkmann

1971 Born in Herne, currently living and working in Hamburg, Germany

1994– 1997 Visual Communications Studies, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Prof. Floris Neusüss
1997– 2002 Fine Arts, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Prof. Bernhard Johannes Blume
2002 Diploma in Fine Arts, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
2002– 2004 Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Prof. Franz Erhard Walther
 
Awards / Grants / Fellowships
2014 Artist in Residence, Field Museum, Ypres, Belgium
2012 Artistresidents, Andy Warhol Museum, Pitsburgh, USA
2012 Lecture at the International Center of Photographie ICP, New York, USA
2012 Lecture at the Academie of Fine Arts Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2011 Artprice Finkenwerder, Germany
2011 Lecture at the Muthesius Academie of  Fine Arts, Kiel, Germany
2010 Lecture at the Muthesius Academie of  Fine Arts, Kiel, Germany
2009 Artistresidents, German House Sanaa & Aden, Goethe-Institut in Yemen
2009 Lecture at the Academie of  Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland
2006 Fellowship, City of Hamburg, Germany
2005 Project grant for PILOT:2, London, Department of Culture Germany
2001 2nd Prize, Kunst am Bau Ausschreibung LVA, Hamburg, Germany
2000 Project fellowship, Friends of the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany 

Solo exhibitions (selection)
2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Feldbuschwiesnerrudolph, Paris, France
         Farce Satrape, Centre photogaphique Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France 
         Thorsten Brinkmann, Centre photographique Rouen - Normandie, Rouen, France
         Life is funny, my deer, Gemeentemuseum, Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, NL
         The Juggler, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
2017 Life is funny, my deer, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
        Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
        Volta NY, New York
        PARADIECLIPSE, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg
2016 Paradieclipse, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
         La Vie en RoseRock, Gemeente Museum, Helmond, NL
         The Great Cape Rinderhorn, BePart, Plattform for contemporary art, 
         Waregem, Belgium
         The Great Cape Rinderhorn, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas 
2015 Silence out loud, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
         SUPRA Novali, Pablo's Birthday Gallery, New York
2014 Junk de Luxe & the Canaries, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
         Warfare Canaries, Flanders Field Museum, Ypres, Belgium
         Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany
         La Vie en RoseRock, JaLiMa Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Kaffee dü Welt, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
         ViLLaRia, Houseinstallation, Pittsburgh, USA
         Mexican Style, Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         La vie en RoseRock, Gallery Pablos Birthday, New York, USA
2012 Amanacer, Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico
         Grand Duc im Säuls, Gallery Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
2011 Extradosis, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
         Finger, Dogs & Dellen, Kunstpreis Finkenwerder, Kunsthaus Hamburg,
         Germany
         Sammel Sammel Kohleeimer Helmersatz, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
         ERNIE & SE KING, Griffelkunst Hamburg, 5.Triennale der Photographie,  
         Hamburg, Germany
2010 Studiomove, Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
         Milkymaid im Upperfloor , Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Gallery Elisa Platteau, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Studioblüten, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008 Entree, Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
GEM Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, The Hague, Netherlands
2007 Palais d’Edelwall, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland
         Tisch zi bäng, Gallery Kunstagenten, Berlin, Germany
         Casa Rotti, Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Gut Ding will es so, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2006 Alles hat kein Ende, Gallery Kunstagenten, Berlin, Germany
         Salon, Gallery White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany
2005 True Romans, Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Zwischenstand, Künstlerhaus Frise, Hamburg, Germany
2003 Suchen sammeln anwenden, Gallery KX, Hamburg, Germany
 
 
Group exhibitions (selection)
2018 Lustwarande - Brief Encounters 2018, Platform for Contemporary Sculpture, Tilburg, NL
         Between Now & Then, Norwood Club, New York, USA
         Aufgedeckt – Sinneswandel im Portrait, Stiftung Schloss Eutin, Eutin, Germany
         Collection, 1-3-5, Place des Deportes, Liege, Belgium
         Faceless - Privacy. Seduction. Suveillance, Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
         Humor und Subversion, Forum Künstlernachlässe, Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany
2017 Portrait. Jonas Burgert and Thorsten Brinkmann in dialogue, Galerie W, Osnabrück, Germany
         Twinkle Of An Eye, Pablo's Birthday, New York City, NY USA
         Artist's Books. The Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
         Das Gesicht. Eine Spurensuche, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden,
         Germany
         Beckett was here!, Westwerk Hamburg, Germany
         Artists' Books for Everything, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Museum  
         Weserburg, Bremen
         Unbeschreiblich surreal - Meret Oppenheim und Weggefährten, Art
         Collection Neubrandenburg,
         Neubrandenburg, Germany
         Tu sais ce qu'elle a dit...ma concierge?!, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène
         Leroy, Tourcoing, France
         Interieur. Die Außenwelt der Innenwelt, Schloss Agathenburg, Agathenburg,
         Germany
         Why am I actually german?, Kunstverein Wiesen, Schloss Wiesen, Wiesen,
         Germany
         BRICOLAGE. Bastler und Sampler, das wilde Denken und die Kunst, Palais
         für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany
         Neues aus der Sammlung. Spenden und Neuerwerbungen, Kunsthalle
         Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
2016 Zodiaco, Marsèlleria, Milano, IT
         Kyoto International Film and Art Festival, Kyoto, Japan
         BIP - Biennale de l'image possible, Liège, Belgium
         Collection presentation “Gebrochen Deutsch”, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel,
         Germany    
         Month of Photography 2016, Minsk, Belarus
         Art Brussels 2016, Brussels, Belgium 
         Besser Scheitern, International Days Ingelheim, Museum bei der Kaiserpfalz,
         Ingelheim am Rhein
         #1 Magie der Dinge. Von der Tücke des Objekts, Hamburger Kunsthalle,
         Hamburg, Germany
         Unknown Portraits, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
         ICH, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
         Ich. Norddeutsche Selbstbildnisse aus 100 Jahren, Museen Stade, Germany
2015 Wild.Animals in Contemporary Photography, Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
         Gute Kunst? Wollen!, Offen auf AEG, Nürnberg, Germany
         Month of Photography in Minsk 2015, Minsk, Belarus
         Interieur. Fremdes in vertrauten Räumen, Cultural Foundation Schloss
         Agathenburg, Agathenburg, Germany
         Vom Großen und Ganzen - Part 2, Collection Haus N at Herbert-Gerisch-
         Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
         De Burgermeester van Veurne, EMERGENTgalerie, Veuerne, NL
         Bittersweet Times. Baroque and Present, Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche,
         Aschaffenburg, Germany
         Cover, Selekta Studio 1 / Ingo Shepper, Hamburg, Germany
         HIWAR, Arab Museum of Contemporary Art in Sakhnin, Israel
         Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
         Beyond Borders, Beaufort triennial 2015, Belgium
         Black Bandits, #lützow #befreiungskriege #napoleon #waterloo, Haus am
         Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
         Vom Großen und Ganzen  Part 1, Collection Haus N at Herbert-Gerisch-
         Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
         SELBSTJUSTIZ DURCH FEHLEINKÄUFE – New acquisitions of the
         FALCKENBERG Collection 2011-2014, Falckenberg Collection/Deichtorhallen
         Hamburg, Germany
         Sudden Change of Idea. An exhibition on comparative study between
         Chinese and German conceptual art, United Art Museum Wuhan, China         
         Mao Se Dun Kai (Suddenly Enlightened) - Sino - Germany Conceptual Art
         Comparative Study Exhibition, United Art Museum Wuhan, China
         Art Rotterdam 2015, Rotterdam, NL
         ZONA MACO 2015, Mexico City Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico
         Faceless, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
         Against Nature - Photo 50, London Art Fair 2015, Business Design Centre,
         London, UK
2014 Subreale Welten, Port Gallery, Osaka, Japan
         Casino Weltgetriebe Dorf, Hamburg_Shanghai, Halle 4, Hamburg/Oberhafen,
         Germany
         Statement 1: New Photography from Germany, Goethe Gallery, Hong Kong,
         China
         Bittersüsse Zeiten. Barock und Gegenwart in der Sammlung SØR Rusche
         Oelde, Berlin, Germany
         The 4th Meditations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
         Wild - Tiere in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Alfred Erhardt Stiftung,
         Berlin, Germany
         Capita Selecta, Broelmusem, Kortrijk, Belgium
         Glückliche Krieger, Part IV, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Faceless, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL
         KIK One, Kino International, Berlin, Germany
         Waar het allemaal begon..., Villa Mondrian, NL
2013 Re-Orientation, Mediterranean Biennale in Sakhin, Israel
         Mythos Wagner, Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany
         Present Tense Future Perfect, Gallery Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
         Faceless, Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria
         L`Ile de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, France
         1.pers.sing./ Künstlerkörper zwischen Selbstportrait und Performance, b-05,
         Montabour, Germany
         Museum Villa Mondrian, NL
         Kunst uit Prive-Bezit, City Museum Schippershof Menen, Belgium
         Salon Sandy, Pablo´s Birthday Gallery, New York City, USA
2012 Factory Direct, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
         Alice in the Wonderland of Art, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
         To Begin Is To Be Half Done, Busanstation, Busan, South Korea
         Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany
         Wild - Animals in Contemporary Photography, Old Omaha Association / The
         Moving Gallery, Omaha, USA
         CONVOY BERLIN, Kunstmuseum Veszprém, Budapest, Hungary
         CONVOY BERLIN, Biksady Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
         Facade, Middelburg, NL
         Ironic, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim Bissingen, Germany
         Alice im Wunderland, Fotomuseum Helsinki at ESPACIO DE CREACIÓN,
         Finland
         CONTEMPORANEA (ECCO), Cádiz, Spain
         Stillstehende Sachen, from the collection SøR Rusche, Museum Abtei
         Liesborn, Germany
         (dis)Placements, Hamburg Art Week, Germany
         Gästeliste, Gallery Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany
         Common Ground, Gloria Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2011 SCHNITTE IM RAUM.Skulpturale Collagen, Museum Morsbroich,
         Leverkusen, Germany    
         Alice im Wunderland, Fotomuseum Helsinki at the Cultural centre Locomo,
         Turku, Finland
         Nullportrait, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
         Panoramic, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
         Starving artist super star, Archive Books, Berlin, Germany
         Ironic, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
         Out of Mind, Museum Wlokiennictwa, Lodz, Poland
         Shadows of the Bright, Berlin Art Project/Showroom, Berlin, Germany
         Jahresgaben 2011, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
         Glückliche Krieger, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Redefine Readymade, Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany
         Veldener Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Leimen, Germany
         The ear of Giacometti, Gallery Levy, Hamburg, Germany
         .tmp, Phonix -BB , Berlin, Germany
2010 Changing times - New worlds, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL
         Jahresgaben 2010, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
         Das Fundament in der Kunst", Hans Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck,
         Germany
         Remote Viewing: New Video Art from Europe, the Best of Loop, Museum of
         Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
         Remote Viewing: New Video Art from Europe, the Best of Loop, Pazific
         Design Center, Los Angeles, USA
         Remote Viewing: New Video Art from Europe, the Best of Loop, Museum of
         Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
         walking the borderline, Skulpturenausstellung vom Kunstverein Erfurt, in der
         Peterskirche Erfurt, Germany
         Opening, Gallery Elisa Plateau, Brussels, Belgium
         Cover Up, ModernTape, Berlin, Germany
         Art Biesenthal, Berlin, Germany
         Jumble, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
         Calling Beauty, Columbia University, Ohio, USA
         Out of Control, 7th Int. Biennial of Photography and visual Arts in Liege,
         Grand-Curtius-Museum, Belgium
         Collection Presentation, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL
         Karaoke Plattform 2010, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
         Milkymaid im Upperfloor, Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg, Germany
         Stars and Models", International Fotofestival Knokke, Belgium
         Lost in Summer", Gallery White Trash, Hamburg, Germany
         International encounter of contemporary art", Santa Lucia, Venezuela
         Das Fundament in der Kunst", Gustav Marcks Museum Bremen, Germany
         Index, Nomination for the Index Artprice, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
2009 Dresscode, ICP New York, International Video and Fototrienale in NYC, USA
         On Portrait 01, Gallery Kunstagenten Berlin, Germany
         Stillife, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, NL
         Das Fundament in der Kunst, Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany
         National Museum Sana´a, Sana´a, Yemen
         Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA
         Art Biesenthal, Berlin, Germany
         Twinism, AD & D Gallery, Osaka, Japan
         XXth Century, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, NL
         Spotlight , Museum of Modern Art Mönchsberg, Austria
         Acquired & Admired: Collectables 3 - Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague
2008 System Mensch, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Austria
         We call it Hamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
         Seven, Gallery Elisa Plateau, Brüssel, Belgium
         People, Spirits & Ghosts: Portraits, Gallery Nouvelle Image, Den Haag, NL 
         Who are you ?, Gallery Adler, New York, USA
         Ding Nova, Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
2007 DLD Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL
         Förderpreis Bildende Kunst der Schering Stiftung, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin,
         Germany
         Hamburg Stipendiaten, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
         Schöne Grüße aus Hohenlockstedt, Kunsthaus Hohenlockstedt, Germany
         The Last Blue Sky, Gallery Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland 
 
Collections
Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Collection Museo de San Carlos, Mexcio City, Mexico
Collection Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Germany
Collection Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Collection Rusche, Germany
Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Germany
Mont Blanc Collection, Germany
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Collection of Pieter and Marieke Sanders, Aerdenhout, The Netherlands
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Collection Roosen-Trinks, Germany
Collection Caron, France 
 
www.thorstenbrinkmann.com
 

Pressemitteilung PARADIECLIPSE, Galerie Mathias Güntner

Interview mit Thorsten Brinkmann, Caroline Schilling

A Grotesque Palace Rises in Pittsburgh, Jason Foumberg


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La Hütte Royal, Nick Compton


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Mythos Wagner. La Vie an Roserock. Thorsten Brinkmann

Seinen Hund stehen, Interview mit Thorsten Brinkmann und Dirk Dobke von der Griffelkunst

Studiomove, Marc Wellmann

Porträts ohne Gesichter, beseelte Objekte und das Archiv der Dinge – Auf der Suche nach dem Serialsammler, Anette Hüsch

Thorsten Brinkmann. Life is funny, my deer

Publication for the correspondent exhibition at Kunsthaus Stade 2017.
Publishers: Sebastian Möllers, Luisa Pauline Fink, Museen Stade; Andreas Schäfer, Hanseatic City of Stade
Texts: Sebastian Möllers, Luisa Pauline Fink, Dietmar Rübel, Franz Erhard Walther
German/English
Design: Christoph Steinegger / Interkool
Hardcover, 136 pages
Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017
ISBN: 978-3-903228-14-6
 

The Great Cape Rinderhorn

Publication for the correspondent exhibitions at Rice University Art Gallery, Houston (Texas) and at Be-Part, Platform voor Actuele Kunst, Weregem (Belgium), 2016/2017
108 pages, 100 illustrations colour & 40 black/white,
21 x 30 cm
Linen, Hardcover, Japanese Binding
Text: Josh Fisher, Patrick Ronse (Dutch/English)
Art Papers Editions, 2017
Mono
ISBN: 978-9-49080-057-4

Salon Livresque

Published by Thorsten Brinkmann
Documentation of the permanent installation "Salon Livresque", 2014 (private collection Hamburg)
Edition: 300/ 100 signed and numbered
Unique pieces, every book with individual cover of hand-painted and coffee soaked fabric
Text by Christiane Opitz (German/English)
Textem Verlag, 2016
ISBN : 978-3-86485-145-2

Thorsten Brinkmann. Warfare Canaries

Published by Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgien
for the correspondent exhibition
Textem Verlag, 2014
ISBN 978-3-86485-072-1

Thorsten Brinkmann - La Hütte Royal

Between 2011 and 2013 Thorsten Brinkmann transformed a deserted house in Pittsburgh, decorated in 1970s style, into a total work of art. Over the space of four stories Brinkmann created more than dozen new rooms; in some places he took over the ensembles he found there, turning them into readymades. After his intervention, the unusual work of art now features, among other things, a boxing ring, a cinema, many of the artist’s photographic works, and a forest room (including a tent for camping at home), and last, but not least, a Raleigh chopper for Amazons.
For this limited and signed set, Brinkmann combines an LP from the abandoned record collection with a booklet that provides a look inside the house.
The publication is available at the Gallery Mathais Güntner in Hamburg. 
Price: Eur 49,-

ALICE im Wunderland der Kunst / Thorsten Brinkmann

Published by Hubertus Gaßner, Annabelle Görgen, Christoph Benjamin Schulz
for the exhibition ALICE im Wunderland der Kunst, 2012
Hatje Cantz Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3394-6

Extradosis. Thorsten Brinkmann zu Gast in der Sammlung

Published by Anette Hüsch, Kunsthalle zu Kiel
for the exhibition Extradosis. Thorsten Brinkmann zu Gast in der Sammlung, 2011
ISBN: 978-3-937208-33-6

Thorsten Brinkmann. Portfolio No. 2

Published by Dirk Dobke, Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg e.V, 2011

DAS FUNDAMENT DER KUNST. DIE SKULPTUR UND IHR SOCKEL IN DER MODERNE / Thorsten Brinkmann

Published by Dieter Brunner / Annette Ludwig
for the correspondent exhibition in Städtischen Museen Heilbron, in Gerhard-Marcks-Haus in Bremen and in Arp Museum, Banhof Rolandseck, 2010
ISBN 978-3-89466-316-2

Studiomove

Published by Marc Wellmann, Kolbe Museum, Berlin
for the exhibition Studiomove, 2010

Thorsten Brinkmann

Published by Galerie Feldbusch Wiesner, Berlin
Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2008
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2205-6