Biography

Born in Fritzlar/Hessen, 1957Lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany and in Meisenthal, France Education 1976-1982Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg Solo Exhibitions (selected) 2020Museum Jorn, Silkeborg2019Monica De Cardenas, MilanoMai 36 Galerie, ZürichDeadline, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, KasselLe Portique, Le HavreGalerie Forsblom, Stockholm2018Wood Sculptures from Private Collections, Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-HeistFabula, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisResurrections. Masterpieces from the collection, curated by Katharina Henkel, Kunsthalle Emden, EmdenNosbaum Reding Gallery, LuxembourgGalerie Forsblom, HelsinkiCAC MÁLAGA, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, MalagaAkinci, Amsterdam2017Monica De Cardenas, MilanoGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg30 Years Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Gallery, BrusselsGalerie Rüdinger Schöttle, Münich2016Nosbaum Reding, LuxembourgMai 36 Galerie, ZürichMoscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski, MoscowStephan Balkenhol and Philippe Cognée, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis

2015Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MunchenNew Sculptures, Akinci, AmsterdamMoscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski, MoscowLandes Museum, Linz2014Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, LinzSkulpturenpark Waldfrieden, WuppertalNosbaum & Reding, LuxembourgDeweer Gallery, OtegemKunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg2013Monica De Cardenas, Milanoalles gut!, Holger Priess Galerie, HamburgGalerie Jochen Hempel, LeipzigGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünichStephen Friedman Gallery, LondonUniverse, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgJohnen Galerie, BerlinMai 36 Galerie, ZürichBig Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGalerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, WetzlarerSotheby's, Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition, Chatsworth, Derbyshire2012Deweer Gallery, OtegemNew Works, Galerie Forsblom, HelsinkiStephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, KasselA Sign in the Forum of Caesar - Stephan Balkenhol more and more, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, RomaUnlimited Bodies - Corps Sans Limite, Palais d'Iéna, ParisArt Statements Gallery, Hong KongNosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg2011Monica De Cardenas, MilanoGalerie Rudiger Schottle, MünichJohnen Galerie, BerlinHalle Verriere, MeisenthalLUCE Gallery, TorinoStephen Friedman Gallery, LondonTomio Koyama Gallery, KyotoKunstforum Würth, TurnhoutChateau de Malbrouck, LorraineGalerie Akinci, AmsterdamArt Statements Gallery, Hong Kong2010Dörrie Priess, HamburgMai 36 Galerie, ZürichMuseè de Grenoble, GrenobleMonica De Cardenas, MilanoGalerie Forsblom, HelsinkiDeweer Art Gallery, OtegemStephan Balkenhol: New Works, Lars Bohman Gallery, StockholmNosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, LuxembourgGary Tatintsian Gallery, MoscowGary Tatintsian Gallery, New York2009Un Segno nel Foro di Cesare, curated by L. Pratesi, Fori Imperiali, RomaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisDogenhaus Galerie, LeipzigDruckgrafik 1992-2008, Kunstverein Augsburg, AugsburgGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünichGlücksach, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünichGalerie de l'Erban, Nantes2008Galerie Akinci, AmsterdamDeichtorhallen, HamburgGalleria Valentina Bonomo, RomaStephen Friedman Gallery, LondonNeue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, MönchengladbachNeue Abreiten, Mai 36 Galerie, ZürichUpdate, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem2007Monica De Cardenas, MilanoTomio Koyama Gallery, TokyoGalleri Lars Bohman, StockholmGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenArt Statements Gallery, Hong KongP.A.C. Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, MilanoMuseum Der Moderne, SalzburgGalerie Thaddeus Ropac, ParisNew works, Galerie Forsblom, HelsinkiGaleri Artist, Istanbul2006Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenMuseum Liner, AppenzellRegen Project, Los AngelesMuseum Liner, Appenzell2005Galeria Pepe Cobo, SevillaThe National Museum of Art, OsakaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris2004Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenMonica De Cardenas, MilanoDoagenhaus Galerie, Leipzig2003Stephen Friedman Gallery, LondonSprengel-Museum, Hannover (Cat.)Stephan Balkenhol und. . . Stadtische Galerie FellbachBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New YorkLe Rectangle, LyonGalerie Ropac, Paris2002Deweer Art Gallery, OtegemGallery Akinci, AmsterdamGalerie Mai 36, ZürichGallery Pepe Cobo, SevillaStephan Balkenhol: Installation, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt Stadtverwaltung, ErfurtRegen Projects, Los AngelesGalerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach2001Monica De Cardenas, MilanoFries Museum, LeeuwardenStephan Balkenhol: An Acquisition, Johnson City Community College, Overland Park, KSNeue Arbeiten, Dörrie o Priess, HamburgCentro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de CompostelaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgOMR Gallery, Mexico CityDogenhaus, LeipzigMuseum der Bildenden Kunste, LeipzigKunstforum Baloise, Basel2000Johnen + Schöttle, KölnOldenburger Kunstverein, OldenburgDavid Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, ProvidenceThe Contemporary Arts Center, CincinnatiStephen Friedman Gallery, LondonBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New YorkStephan Balkenhol, New Works, Forum for Contemporary Art , St. LouisStephan Balkenhol. Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, MönchengladbachGalerie Mai 36, Zürich1999Regen Project, Los AngelesGalerie Lohrl, BerlinKunst Mitte, BerlinGalleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, TrentoUniversità degli Studi di Bologna, San Giovanni in MonteFondation Europée pour la sculpture, BruxellesSadier's Wells, LondonGalerie Thaddeus Ropac, ParisBawag Foundation, ViennaGalerie Akinci, AmsterdamGalerie Deweer, Otegem1998Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, SalisburgoGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünchenThe Arts Club of Chicago, ChicagoVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalKunstmuseum WolfsburgGerhard Marcks Haus, BremaMuseum Kurhaus Kleve, KleveGalerie Mai 36, ZürichMonica De Cardenas, MilanoSacker's Well, London Group Exhibitions (selected) 2019A Cool Breeze, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague2018Neuerwerbungen Herbst, Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf2017Frauenzimmer, Galerie Klüser, Münich2016Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, LondonDefining Sculpture, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYAnimalia, Marian Goodman Gallery, LondonPhilippe Cognée, Stephan Balkenhol, Marie Bovo, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis2015Alex Katz, Stephan Balkenhol, Jules de Balincourt, Monica De Cardenas, ZuozTwentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, LondonSpace Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisInventory, Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996, FRAC Haute-Normandie, RouenFigure on Display: Stephan Balkenhol and Jeff Wall, Leopold Hoesch Musuem, Duren2014Collector's Room #5 - Pleasure, Deweer Gallery, OtegemStudy from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London2013The Art of the Present, Helga de Alvear Collection, Centro Centro, MadridTruth, ESMoA, Los AngelesJe t'aime... moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing2012Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, ParisRe-opening, DEWEER gallery, OtegemThe Drawing Room, DEWEER gallery, OtegemThe Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco2011Twenty Years of Presence, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, FrankfurtArt Set Free, Museum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfMelting Point, Akinci, AmsterdamInvisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, TaipeiStephan Balkenhol and The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, BerlinZettels Traum, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal2010The Secret Lives of Trees, Monica De Cardenas, ZuozStephan Balkenhol - Alberto Giacometti, Lehmbruck Museum, DuisburgIdea and Object, Galerie Thaddaeus Roapc, SalzburgWings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg2009On Paper, Monica De Cardenas, ZuozThe Core Marrow of Art, Art Statements Gallery, Hong KongEva Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, Trepanierbaer Gallery, CalgaryFuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgPastPresentFuture: Works from the UniCredit Art Collection, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; toured to Palazzo della Regione, Verona and Yapi Credi Cultural Center, IstanbulSecurities, DEWEER gallery, Otegem2008Listen Darling The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Center, LisbonThis is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesUPDATE, DEWEER gallery, OtegemMai 36, Zürich2007Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, LondonIntersezioni 3, Parco Archeologico di Scolacium with Wim Delvoye and Marc Quinn, CatanzaroGalerie Thaddeus Ropac, ParisNew Dimensions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco2006ZOO, La Centrale Electrique/De Elektriciteitscentrale, BrusselsEin gemeinsamer Ort, Lentos Museum, LinzStephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Baden-BadenMy world in your eyes, Gallery Hyundai, SeoulSix Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum BernDer erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, WeimarFigures in the Field-Figurative sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago MCA, Chicago2005Zeichen des Glaubens, Kunstmuseum Bonn, BonnDie obere Hälfte-Die Büste von Rodin bis Funakoshi, Kunsthalle in EmdenLarge Drawings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, München40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, München10 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London2004Gruppenausstellung-Leipzig in Hamburg, Produzentengalerie Hamburg15 Years Anniversary of regen Project, Regen Projects, Los AngelesSculpture and form, John Berggruen Gallery, San FranciscoGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München2003Sculpture Michael Kohn Gallery, Los AngelesRhona Hoffman Gallery ChicagoSculpture project, More London (with Fiona Banner and David Batchelor) LondonDurchgehend geoffnet, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden + Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden2002Das Tier in Mir, Kunsthalle Baden, BadenThe Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania2001Parkett, Colaborations and Editions since 1984, Museum of Modern Art, New YorkDe vereld tolgens Duitsland, OdaparkLe cops mis à nu, Dorjon de Vez, VezGeometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgPhotografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum2000Stephan Balkenhol, Christian Hahn, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MünichEssensbilder, Dorrie Priess Galerie, HamburgBack to Kassel Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel1999Collected Rooms - Collected Dreams: German Art from 1960 to 2000, The Hans grotte Collection Martin Gropius Building, Berlin1998Extensions - Aspects of the Figure, The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School Works in public spaces 2001Chicago, Illinois, Permanent site specific sculpture and fountain installation at the Shedd Aquarium, Man with Fish1996Karlsruhe, Germany, Group of MusiciansBremen, Germany, Man with Bird on Shoulder: bronze and colorCopenhagen, Denmark, Twenty Dancing Couples1995Inzell, Germany, Three Figures for an Altar: cedar wood and colorJohannesburg, South Africa, Global Couple: cedar wood and colorKrefeld, Germany, Man with Green Shirt and Grey Trousers: oak wood and color1993Konstanz University, Germany, Big Head-Column: wawa wood and colorHamburg, various sites in the harbour, Four Buoy-FiguresAmiens, France, Buoy - Figure and Wallrelief: oak wood and colorRapperswil, Switzerland, Pair of Acrobats: cedar wood and color1992Giessen University, Germany, Tower culpture: wood and color, steel construction1991Expo - Parc, Sevilla, Spain, Man with White Shirt and Black Trousers: wood and color1988Heide, Germany, Man on Horse: cast iron relief