Robert Grunenberg


JAN ZÖLLER born in 1992 in Haslach i. Kinzigtal (D) lives and works in Karlsruhe
2015-2019  Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe with Prof. Leni Hoffmann
2016  École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris with Prof. Jean Marc Bustamante
2012-2014  Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe with Prof. Marijke van Warmerdam
Grants, Awards, Fellowships
2019  Awarded for 24. Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
2017  Postgraduate award: Academy of Finearts, Karlsruhe (DE)
Solo and Two Person Shows
2021  Keine Zeit zum Baden, Städtische Galerie Ostfildern (DE)
2019  Possibly there´s a possibility that everything is possible, Meyer-Riegger, Robert Grunenberg (DE)
2019  Blue Peel, Spazio Buonasera, Torino (IT) with Immanuel Birkert
2019  SPA(sibo), DINAMIKA, Moscow (RU)
2019  ART Karlsruhe, Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe (DE) with Miriam Cahn
2018   Wir hatten Steinschleudern und wussten wann die Sonne untergeht, Orgelfabrik Karlsruhe (DE) with David Richter
2016  OPULENCE, Geschwisterraum Karlsruhe (DE)
2015  I saw people smoking crack on holidays, Mucharaum Karlsruhe (DE)
2014  100% pure kokain, Mucharaum Karlsruhe (DE)
Selected Groupshows (selection)
2020  Sincere Intentions, Robert Grunenberg (DE)
2019  Arco Madrid, Meyer-Riegger, Madrid (SP)
2019  ART Basel Miami, Meyer-Riegger, Miami (US)
2019  24.Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
2019  Zwei Alter: Jung, Galerie Crone, Berlin (DE)
2019  ART Basel, Meyer-Riegger, Basel (CH)
2019  You are here, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig (DE)

“In an era of cultural production tailored for success, Jan Zöller’s collaged image architectures tell of malfunction, failure, loneliness, comedy and the attempt to achieve genuine social connection. Zöller’s paintings are full of allusions to the failure of modernist utopias and German postwar painting, to the collapse of hyper-capitalism. But just as the anarchist birds occupy the fountains and bathrooms of his paintings and appropriate them for their own communities, Zöller’s painterly practice creates the fabric of new utopias from the material of malfunctioning systems (to which the current art industry surely belongs).”
—Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, 2019.
2018   Numéro Homme Berlin, Herbst/Winter 2018, S. 123.
Meisterschülerkatalog, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, 2017/2018
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