Brigitte Waldach


Brigitte Waldach (*1966 in Berlin) has become known nationally and internationally in recent years for her large-format drawings and installations on virulent socio-political themes. In her work, she combines historical and contemporary elements to question social conventions and basic values. She has gained national and international recognition in recent years with her large-format, often red-figure drawings and installations, which address controversial social and political issues such as religion and terrorism. For her series "Artificial European Landscape" (2022/23), Waldach explored the flags of the European member states. The stripes, which are unusually colorful for her, translate the concept of Europe into a formally reduced form and at the same time form a possible design for an overarching European flag.

Brigitte Waldach lives and works in Berlin.


1999 - 2000 Master student of Georg Baselitz, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1996 - 1999 University of the Arts, Baselitz class, Berlin
1991 - 1996 Studied German language and literature at the TU Berlin
1991 - 1993 Studied art education and art history at the HdK Berlin

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2022 Worlds, Backnang Municipal Gallery
2021 Drawings, Foundazione Sozzani, Milan
2020 Shimmer and shine, Museum Marta, Herford
2019 Rauschen, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg Spatial Drawing Existence, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus Osnabrück
2018 Crime Scene, Brigitte Waldach and Eva Schlegel, Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
2016 Chance, Mathias Güntner Gallery, Hamburg
Ideology, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense / Denmark
2015 World, Gallery Conrads, Düsseldorf
The 4th Dimension, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
2013 Brain Box Ideology, solo project presented by Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, abc Berlin
Endless Epilogue, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
2012 Pathos, Bo Bjerggaard Gallery, Copenhagen
2011 Fall, Rogaland Museum, Stavanger
2010 Brigitte Waldach, drawings and installations, Kunsthalle Emden
Fall, Konstmuseum Kalmar, Sweden
Fall, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Losing the Leitmotif, Senda Gallery, Barcelona
2009 Solo show, art brussels
Inland, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam
2008 Import, Bo Bjerggaard Gallery, Copenhagen Still, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 sichtung rot - private stories, Museo Paco Das Artes, São Paulo trailer, DNA Galerie, Berlin
2006 sichtung rot - Injections of reality, DNA Gallery, Berlin
sichtung rot - abseitig, DNA Gallery (special guest program berlin biennale)
2005 sichtung rot - signs, Gallery Bakh, Seoul
sichtung rot - Kammerspiele, DNA Gallery, Berlin
sichtung rot - a chamber play, Kunstverein Baden, Austria Schwarze Löcher, Westwerk, Hamburg
Begehbar!, Association for Original Etching, Munich

Group exhibitions (selection)

2022 Mythos Wald, Kunsthalle Emden
2020 Allover, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg Works on Paper, Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen
2019 Distinguished by Marburger Kunstverein
Unlimited Space, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba Biennial, Brazil Space is the Place, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Subversive, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
Reality Check, Kunstraum Potsdam
Works on Paper, Galerie Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen100 years of women's suffrage,19+1 female artists, German Bundestag, Berlin
2018 Killing me softly, Salon Dahlmann, Miettinen Collection, Berlin 2016 Sein. Face. Body, St. Adalbert, Berlin
2015 PIN - Auction, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Himmelwärts, Altana Cultural Foundation / Museum Haus Sinclair, Bad Homburg
Journey through time, Kunsthalle Emden
́4 7 11`, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2014 Branched, Altana Cultural Foundation / Museum Haus Sinclair, Bad Homburg Dear Draughtsman Draw Me, Semjon Contemporary, Berlin
6th Biennale of Drawing - Stroke by Stroke, Kunstverein Eislingen Choices II Large Scale, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Choices - Works on paper, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
2013 Mirror of the soul. Landscapes from the Graphische Sammlung,
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Guest performance Rhineland, Mathias Güntner Gallery, Hamburg
Hängung 9, artwork (Klein Collection) Eberdingen-Nussdorf (Stuttgart) Farbe bekennen, MARTa Museum Herford
2012 Disegno, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf Rouge, Maison Particuliére, Brussels
2011 Wax - A New Sensualism in Contemporary Sculpture, Kunstverein Kopenhagen Berlin zeichnet!, Kunsthalle Dominikaner Kirche, Osnabrück
Berlin draws!, Art Foyer of the Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich
Giving space to drawing. Bettina van Haaren, Pia Linz, Brigitte Waldach, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim Bissingen
2010 Expanded Drawing, Isabel Hurley Gallery, Malaga
Hängung#6, Kunstwerk (Klein Collection), Eberdingen-Nussdorf Berlin Drawing, Ludwig Museum Koblenz
2009 Portrait Berlin, Museo Nacional Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile Portrait Berlin, Fotofestival Buenos Aires
2008 Rohkunstbau - 3 Colors Red, Potsdam Portrait Berlin, Goethe Institute Krakow Portrait Berlin, Goethe Institute Riga Portrait Berlin, Goethe Institute Ljubljana
2007 Neue Heimat, Berlinische Galerie New Acquisitions, Berlinische Galerie
Portrait Berlin, Goethe Institute Washington DC
2006 Linie Plastik, Dina4 Projekte, Munich Shumen - Biennale, Bulgaria
2005 Jahresgaben exhibition, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Prizes, scholarships, projects (selection)

2020 Marta Prize of the Wemhöner Foundation
2007 ifa - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (São Paulo)
2004 Project grant from the Berlin Senate
2001 DAAD travel grant for New York City / Project funding from the Berlin Senate
2000 Scholarship for young researchers (NaFöG) (working stay in New York)

Teaching activity

2022 Perspectives, lecture at the TU-Berlin, Institute for Architecture
2020 Works, lecture at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle
2019 Existence, artist talk by Brigitte Waldach and Mechthild Achelwilm, Felix Nussbaum House, Osnabrück The Goldberg Variations, An Introduction, Reinbeck Hallen, Berlin How is a spatial drawing created?
2018 Ariadne in the picture labyrinth - original, quotation and appropriation, Museum Marta Herford
2004-2016 Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin in the field of continuing education, specializing in art history and contemporary art exhibitions.Seminars, introductions and guided tours on the subject of artists and their strategies in contemporary art.Practical events on the subject of nudes, drawing and individual presentation possibilities.
1993-1994 Tutor with teaching duties at the Institute for Modern German Philology at the Technical University of Berlin.Introduction to Modern German Literature, substitution of proseminars and advanced tutorials, e.g. on Goethe, Kafka and General Literature after 1945.
1991-2003 Lecturer at the VHS Berlin.Portfolio preparation courses, specializing in fashion graphics / drawing / painting.

Collections (selection)

Albertina Vienna, Altana Kulturstiftung, Aros - Kunstmuseum Aarhus, Denmark, Berlinische Galerie Berlin, Internationales Haus der Fotografie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Gundlach Foundation), Kunsthalle Emden, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, KUNSTWERK, Sammlung Klein Everdingen, Landesregierung Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, Museum Marta Herford, Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Nationalbank Essen, NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Artothek), Rogaland Museum Stavanger, Wemhöner Collection, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Stiftung Moritzburg, Landesmuseum Sachsen-Anhalt, Sprengel Museum Hannover