CV

*1971 Haan/ Rheinland, lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany

1992 – 98 Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Masterclass of Jannis Kounellis

2008-2012 Co-Director, Kunstverein Schwerte, GER (with C. Freudenberger)

2013 Guest Professor/ Research Fellow, Newcastle University, UK

2014-2017 Visiting Professor, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, GER

since 2017 Professor for Fine Art Ceramic, IKKG, University of Applied Science Koblenz

Guest teaching and lectures:

2013 Newcastle University

2015 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2015 CERCCO, HEAD, Geneva, CH

2017 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019 Tagundnachtgleiche – Norbert Prangenberg,
cocurated with M.Heinzelmann, Kunstraum am Limes, Hillscheid, GER (Cat.)


2016 Corridor Plateau VI, cocurated with C. Freudenberger, DREI, Köln, GER


2014 Moondog’s Candor, cocurated with C. Freudenberger,
H. Ander, Volker Zander, Glasmoog, KHM, Köln, GER


2013 Corridor Plateau V, cocurated with C. Freudenberger, Autocenter, Berlin, GER
Corridor Plateau IV, cocurated with C. Freudenberger,
The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK
Corridor Plateau III, cocurated with C. Freudenberger, DREI, Köln, GER


2012 Corridor Plateau II, cocurated with C. Freudenberger, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK


2010/11 Solitärgemeinschaft, K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf cocurated with D. Krystof (Cat.)


2008-12 12 exhibitions at Kunstverein Schwerte, codirector with C. Freudenberger, GER (Cat.)


2005 Besides Popularity is…, Site, cocurated “pattern”- part with Elke Denda, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, (Cat.)

GRANTS AND AWARDS

1998/99 DAAD New York City, USA

2002 Else-Heiliger-Fond, Berlin, GER

2005 Gastatelier Raketenstation Hombroich, Neuss, GER

2006  Working grant Kunststiftung NRW, GER

2007/08  Art Commission Project Subway Birkenstr, City of Dusseldorf, GER

2009 Catalogue grant, WestLB & Catalogue grant, Kunststiftung NRW, GER

2010 Artist in Residence, Centro Cultural Andratx, Spain

2011 Project Grant for 1 Year/ 3+1 exhibitions at Kunstverein Schwerte, Stiftung Sparda Bank West

2013 Lipman Artist in Residence, Newcastle University, UK

2014 Casa Baldi, Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo, Rom

2014 Artist in Residence, Beyond Entropy, Sardinia

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Elementum, CCA, Andratx, Spain

2019

Raum der Stille, (Permanent Installation) Tersteegenhaus, Diakonie Düsseldorf

Lust & Rätsel, Christian Jendreiko & Gäste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, GER

Landschaft, die sich erinnert, Sint Lucas, Brussels, BE

Abstract by Nature, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Prangenberg, Brehm, Karstieß, Musuem De Pont, Tilburg

2018

Landschaft, die sich erinnert, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana – MNAC, Bucharest, Rumania

Liquid Days, mit Rosilene Luduvico und Hauschka, Kunstmuseum Solingen, GER

Not to See the Sun, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, GER

Landschaft die sich erinnert, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, GER

Was die Erde sieht (Rom), COLLI, Rom, IT

Es dauert. Es ist riskant. Es bleibt …,Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, GER

Es dauert. Es ist riskant. Es bleibt …, Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens, GER

2017

Sammlung mit losen Enden 03: 21. Jh., Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, GER

Fragile Beauty, curated by Barthélémy Toguo, Galerie Nelly Wandji, Paris, FR

Die Insel, Polke/Karstieß, Sammlung Ciesielski, Hillscheid, GER



Asphalt & Boxes, Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL

Turning to Speak, Hetjens Museum Düsseldorf, GER

Be happy. We will not forget you, curated by Veit Loers, Sammlung Zander, Schloss Bönnigheim, GER

implicit touch, Kunstverein Bamberg, GER

15/LOVE, De School, Amsterdam, NL

2016

Corridor Plateau VI, Drei, Cologne, GER

Irden, Siza Pavillon, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, GER (solo)

DROP CITY CENTRE, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Sublime Bastards, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

House of Cardboards, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, GER

New Sculpture from Germany, Goethe Institut Hong Kong, China

LUSTRE-Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg NL

2015

Markus Karstieß, Bruce Haines Mayfair, London, UK

Skulptur 2015, Sculpture Museum Glaskasten Marl, GER

Soft Revolution II, at Sculpture Museum Glaskasten Marl, GER (with Chr. Jendreiko)

Soft Revolution, Drop City, Newcastle, UK (with Chr. Jendreiko)

Terrapolis, Whitechapel Gallery London & NEON, Athens, GR

House of Pain, curated by Veit Loers, Martinetz, Cologne

Was die Erde sieht/ With the eyes of the earth, Abate, Smithson, Karstieß, VAN HORN Düsseldorf, GER

Singularity University, Paul Maciejowski & Markus Karstieß, Adler, Düsseldorf, GER

2014

Keramische Räume – Fontana, Prangenberg, Trockel, Schütte, Karstieß, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, GER

Living in the Material World, Haus Lange/Esters Krefeld, GER

Living in the Material World, Taxis Palais, Insbruck, Austria

A Poem for Raoul and Agnes, curated by Sherman Sam, Ancient & Modern, London, UK

Hello Darkness, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK (solo/cat.)



Boxes & Corners, Hatton Gallery Newcastle, UK (solo/cat.)



Mediterranean Kunsthalle, Beyond Entropie, Sardinia (solo)

just came to say HELLO, curated by Alexej Meschtschanow, Klemm’s, Berlin, GER

2013



Corridor Plateau III, DREI , Köln



Corridor Plateau IV, The Northern Charter Newcastle, UK



Corridor Plateau V, Autocenter, Berlin

Aperture Parasol, curated by Heike v.d. Valentyn, Kunstwerke, Köln, GER

Phosphene, curated by Gabor Gyory, Twelve Around One, China Shop Oxford, UK

2012



Seltene Erden/ Rare Earth, Krefelder Kunstverein, Krefeld, GER (solo)



Mirror fall down mirror gone down, Ancient & Modern, London, UK (solo)



Weekend, Collection Philara, Düsseldorf, GER (two-person show)

2011



Corridor Plateau II, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (cat.)



Doom Mood, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, GER (solo)



Red Hot – Ceramic in Contemporary Art, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, GER (cat.)



Art in the City, Egmont Park, Brussels, BE



The Secret Life of Abstract Forms, curated by B. Scheuermann, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, BE

Stage Sculpture for „Death Fragments – Büchner 23 years old“, with T.Furudate, Edwin van der Heide, Theatre Bielefeld, GER

Sculpture Garden, curated by Doris Krystof and Markus Karstieß, K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, GER

Entropia, Collection Philara, Düsseldorf, GER

2010



Neues Rheinland.Die postironische Generation, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, GER (cat.)



Curie Kabinett, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, GER



Larger Than Life – Stranger Than Fiction, 11. Triennale Fellbach, GER (cat.)



The Fate of Irony, Kai 10 – Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, GER (cat.)



Curie Cabinet, Kunstverein Schwerte, GER



Silent Revolution, curated by Doris Krystof and Markus Karstieß & Moritz Wesseler, K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, GER



Ida Ekblad & Markus Karstieß, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, GER (two-person show)



NOTHING IS WRONG IF IT FEELS GOOD, Mike Poetter Projects, Cologne, GER

2009



Private view, Städt. Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen, GER (cat.)



Nacht Ego, Museum Baden, Solingen, GER (solo, cat.)



Cocks & Tails, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, GER (solo)



Augensterne, Ausstellungsraum Ursula Werz, Tübingen, GER (solo)



Flowerpower, Villa Giulia, Verbano, Italy (cat.)



Special Presentation at VAN HORN, Art Forum Berlin, GER (with Georganne Deen)

2008



Supernatural, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, curated by Friederike Nymphius



VAN HORN at LISTE 08, Special presentation (with Georganne Deen),  Liste Basel, CH



pilot projekt_1, pilot e.V., Duesseldorf, GER

2007



La Specola, VAN HORN, Dusseldorf, GER (solo)



Special Presentation at VAN HORN, Art Forum Berlin (with Alexander Esters)



Maybe its a sign of death, Interfood-Vitrine, Aachen, GER (solo)



Regarding Düsseldorf II, 701 e.V., Dusseldorf, GER, curated by Pia Witzmann

2006



Construction is our Business, Worringer-103, Dusseldorf, GER 



displace, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn, GER 



Casa Mia, Laden, Dusseldorf, GER



brachsenke, Moema, Moenchengladbach, GER    



Der letzte Schnitt 2, Malkasten Dusseldorf, GER 



Gui `06, Mintropstr.11, Dusseldorf, GER

2005   



Schickeria Tombola, Berlin, GER

IMA, FIH Raketenstation Hombroich, GER



SITE 8, Nachtfoyer Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, GER



Bergische Kunstaustellung, Museum Baden, Solingen, GER 



Bergische Kunstaustellung, Staedtische Galerie Remscheid, GER



Casa Mia, mmki, Kunstsalon Berlin, GER



Freudenberger Karstiess, Kunstverein Schwerte, GER

2004   



10 Jahre Laden, Dusseldorf, GER



Private View, P.S.1/MoMA, New York, USA



Besides, Popularity is…, Site, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, GER



Trendwaende, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, GER



Teufel Newspaper, Berlin, GER

2003


Kadmiumsekunden, Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL (solo)



Tokyo Expressway Remix, Japan



1. Int. Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam, NL 



Vor der Arbeit, Eller Bahnof, Dusseldorf, GER

um, Laden, Dusseldorf, GER (solo)

EHF, Berlin, GER 



FIH Festival, Raketenstation Hombroich, GER

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