Günther Uecker

Wind 2, 1999, 200 x 180 cm

Wind 1, 1999, nails and white Latex on linnen canvas and wood, 200 x 180 cm

Detail

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1930 in Wendorf, Germany.
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

1953

Studiuin at the Kunstakadeinie Berlin-Weissensee, head of the theatre group in Gross-Schwansee.

1951

Meets in West Berlin in an exhibition of the abstract World Kandinsky's, which confuses and simultaneously seizes him.

1953

Moved to West Berlin.

1955 - 1957

Studied at the Kunstakadeinie Düsseldorf with Otto Pankok. Manual structures. First Nail object (1955/56).

1957

Met Yves Klein, Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. First nail pictures.

1958

Participation in the exhibition organized by Mack and Piene the red picture that they have in their studios in the
Gladbacher Straße 69 and from which the group Zero is formed, the Uecker 1961 as a member joins.
Uecker establishes Yves Klein and Jean Tinguely in Düsseldorf in his small upper Kassel Atelier Haus a feast.
Vertical and wooden structures.

1959

Participation in the exhibition motion in vision-vision in motion in Hessenhuis, Antwerp.

1960

Tactile object and first rotating light discs. Arrow Pictures-Demoastrsition to your festival d ' Avantgarde in Paris.
Exhibition at Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf. Participation in monochrome painting at the Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen,
and to concrete art in the helm's, Zurich.

1961

Sunken structures. First Light plantation. First Light film. Demonstration on the occasion of Zero 3 in Düsseldorf:
Uecker paints the Hunsrückenstrasse in front of the gallery Schmela Weiss. Participation in moved moving in
STEDEIJJK Museum, Amsterdam, and at Nove Tendencije in Zagreb.

1962

Salon de Lumière with Mack and Piene on the occasion of Dynamo at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
Zero demonstration on the Rhine meadow in Düsseldorf. First Ubernagelungen of
Gebrauchsgegenständen. Tribute to Yves Klein und homage to Fontana. Beteiligung an IM Nil
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

1962/64

The trip or travel theater with S. D. Sauerbier.

1963

Light Salon with Mack and Piene in the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld. Gives the book Weisstrukturen out. First Prize
For zero and Gruppo N at the 4th Biennale in San Marino. Participation in Nova Tendencije 2 in Zagreb.

1964

Uecker nailed a piano in the Piano-box Kohl in Gelsenkirchen. Promotion Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Participation in the zero presentation at the Documenta III in Kassel. Stay and Exhibition participations in New York.

1965

Ausfiihrung of rotating nail sacks (New York dancers). Prize at the Young Biennale, Paris.
Hommage à Malevich, object lost memory. First sand spiral. Zero exhibition with Mack and Piene
in der Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover. Beteiligung an The Responsive Eye im Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1966

Studio in New York, collaboration with Willoughby Sharp, exhibition at Howard Wise in New York.
Last zero exhibition with Mack and Piene at the Art museum Bonn, Zero goes apart.
Röhrentheater in Büdingen. Ausstellung in London, McRoberts-Tunnard Gallery.

1967

Multimedia action room in Düsseldorf. Action flaming Landscape with Jef Verheyen in rubbish.
Exhibitions in Basel, Lausanne and Brussels.

1968

Demonstration with Gerhard Richter museums can be habitable places and the conduct of the terrorist orchestra in the
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Street Barricade in Düsseldorf.
Designed war coffin response to Marinetti. Mounted a nail (20 meters) into the Kaufhof façade in Dortmund.
Edition of the edition 0 of the Uecker newspaper, which appears ten times up to 1982 and
Activities of Uecker informed. Participation in the documents, 4 in Kassel. Exhibition in Paris, Galerie Denise René.

1969

Erection of a stake plantation in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and in Chicago. Pit trap to Intermedia in Heidelberg.
Bindenfadenstuhl. Participation at the Earth Art Symposium in Ithaca, New York. Exhibition in Krefeld, Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer.

1970

Project for a museum. Work on Bauchfilm. Fire Arrow shooting the sea. Further sand spirals,
Bindfadenstrukturen, nailed frame shapes and aggressive rows. Sound Scene 1 with Friedrich Döhl in the
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Exhibition at the German pavilion at the Biennale in Venice (with Lenk, Mack, pile) with a number of fields,
A large table and floor and ceiling objects (models of the past). Participation in the Edinburgh-festival strategy: Get arts.
Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer.

1971

The German Biennale contribution goes to the Saeheta in Warsaw as the first exhibition of contemporary German art in Poland.
Encounter with the Polish avant-garde of the 20s and 30s in the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz. Hommage a Strzeminski.
Sound Scene II in the National Gallery in Berlin. Exhibition at the Moderna Muset, Stockholm. Participation
At the Biennale in Sao Paulo, critics prize. Travel through Latin America and study Indian cultures.

1972

Exhibition of String objects in the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover. Participation in the Rhine-Ruhr ' 72, organized by the
Museum Folkwang, Essen, and at the exhibition Amsterdam Paris Düsseldorf at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

1973

Five-month journey through Africa. Restaging of the Beethoven Opera Fidelia (Leonore) with Nikolaus Lehnhoff and
Hans Magnus Enzenberger (aufgefiihrt 1974).

1974

Trip to Asia. Manual classifications for the exhibition structures in the Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz.

1975

Project Schwarz-Raum-Weifiraum in the museum Folkwang, Essen. Exhibition The Silence of Scripture in the
Bay-Window Gallery, St. Gallen and publication of a folder with 10 lithographs in the Oriel publishing house.

1976

Stage design and figurines for Wagner's Parsifal with Gotz Friedrich in Stuttgart. Professor at the Art Academy Düsseldorf;
Uecker and Klaus Rinke are riding as newly appointed professors on camels to the art academy.
Exhibition at the State Gallery Stuttgart.

1977

WDR-TV-film Uecker-Works 1957-1977. Wall Relief for the UNO in Geneva. Table of the expulsion in Linz.

1978

Large hanging sculpture for the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf. Silence sculpture in Cologne. Lichtsdule in Düsseldorf.
Exhibition in Detmold, Lippe Society rustical Art: The Silence of the writing or the lack of speech.

1979

Equipment for Wagner's Lohengrin for the festival in Bayreuth with Götz Friedrich. Establishment of a Regentors in
Winterthur. Participation in the Sydney Biennale.

1980

Exhibition in the Municipal museum Schloss Morsbroich in Leverkusen. Study Littenheid: Stay with
Students in a psychiatric clinic in Switzerland; Watercolor cycle. Manufacture of the boat sculpture
Chichicastenango for the exhibition signs of the faith-spirit of the avant-garde on the Catholic Church in Berlin.

1981

Equipment for Wagner's Tristan and Isolde in Stuttgart with Götz Friedrich. Construction of a variable
Orchestra-stage room for the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Prussian-Soiree on 12.
September 1981 is used for the first time. Stay in the Sahara: watercolors and collages of desert finds.

1982

Stage space for Borderland Theatre in the same. Action Grinding stone in the National Gallery in Berlin.
Space of sunken Pictures-room divided presentation for Munich. Raumverkeilung-Pictures The
Walls turned in Mönchengladbach.
Awarding of the Kaiser Ring of the city of Goslar, installation and accompanying manifesto on the topic of
Cefährdung of Man by man:
"Art cannot rot man, but with the center of art a dialogue becomes possible,
Which calls for a Handein that preserving man. "

1984

Travel through the Navajo Reserves, Arizona, and studies of the history of the Indians
(Black Mesa, knife sculptures). Journey with the Trans-Siberian railway through Russia, Siberia, the
Mongolia and China; Watercolors painted from the window. Trip to Japan: production of tree sculptures.
Exhibition in Tokyo. Art pillory in Wuppertal. First Nagelwald (8 pieces). Exhibition participation in the Tel Aviv museum.

1985

Federal Cross of Merit 1st class. Trip to Iceland to Vatnajökull: Watercolor Cycle apron sign. Visiting professor at the 32.
International Summer Academy for Visual Arts in Salzburg (with Roman Opalka management of a
Seminar Art and Life-concert and reflection). Staging of the exhibition of the Lenz Schönberg collection
Erne Europdische movement in an abandoned cinema hall in Salzburg with spatially presented pictures.
Participation in the Exhibitions 1945-1985. Art in the Federal Republic of Germany, National Gallery Berlin,
German Art in the 20th Century in der Royal Academy of Arts, London und der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart,
and German Art 1945-1985 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

1986

Tubular Ballet, choreography by Günther Uecker, in the exhibition the Painters and the theatre in the 20th century.
Century in the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main. Under the impression of the reactor catastrophe in
Chernobyl ash pictures, ash people, space sculpture mopping up for Dorothea van der Koelen in Mainz,
Video film Mother's murder in the Diamantenwilste with Hubert Neuerburg. Participation in positions-painting from the
Federal Republic of Germany in the old museum, East Berlin and in the Albertinum, Dresden. 7 working on
Black Mesa in Monchengladbach, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg.

1987

Study stay with students at the core Research center of the Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt am Main, and the
Society rustical Radiation and Environmental Research, Munich, mediated by Dorothea van der Koelen. Visit of the
Marble Quarries of Carrara:
Drawing cycle Poetry of destruction, environment and 50-part Mappenwerk Roman stones for Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz.
Exhibition at the Vasarely Muzeum in Pecs. Stays in the USSR. Retrospective at the Wilhelm-Hack-museum, Ludwigshafen.
Exhibition in Mainz, Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen:
Shadow Glow.

1988

Stay in Seoul, erection of a knife sculpture in the Olympic Park, drawing cycle ink flowing-han-Seoul.
Largest retrospective Uecker exhibition in the central Künstlerhaus at the Krimwall in Moscow with 820 works.
Dunning sculpture Case Synagogue in Oerlinghausen on the occasion of the 50. Return of the Reich Kristallnacht.
Series of photo can fertility on Ashes? For the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz. Second Nagelwald (7 pieces).
Exhibition in Reykjavik/Iceland, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum.
1989
Stage design and costumes for the bass aride by Hans Werner Henze with Götz Friedrich in Stuttgart.
Film Portrait Like a farmer on the field of Michael Kluth with Hubert Neuerburg. Series of architectural landscapes.
Exhibitions in the Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz and in Chicago, Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz.

1990

PICT Land Garden rustical Edinburgh. First exhibition after the Monday demonstrations 1989 in Leipzig, sequence of leaves
(finger paintings, acts of agitation). Exhibition who throws the first stone? In the Church of St. Petrie in Lübeck.

1991

Retrospective I heard the Cras, which rubbed in the wind, like violins, like locusts, the chirping for Göttingen.
Ash Pictures for Prague. Russia-Russia cycle. Trip to Israel. Third Nagelwald (14 pieces).
Participation in Zero D in Leipzig.

1992

Construction crash rustical The exhibition of the Lenz Schonberg collection in the Sacheta in Warsaw. Stay with the
Students in the Finnish-Russian border area Loma KITSL. Weifie structural images, painterly actions.
Exhibition at the museum rustical Modern Art in Vienna. Portfolio rain with Dorothea van der Koelen, 5 etchings and a poem.

1993

Work portrait of Drudge Mensch (14 pacified Cerdtschaften and 120 aggression words), Erne
Exhibition of the Institute for Foreign Relations;
First stop at the National Gallery, Budapest. Trip to Cambodia, Studiuin of Khmer culture.
Genesis of the series Ink drawings and Ubermalte photos (book: Wind, 1994). Exhibitions in the art Hall of the Hypo-Kultur Foundation,
Munich, in Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum:
Zwiegesprdch with a mountain watercolors and in Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery in the Budavän Palota: modern Passion.

1994

Letter to Beijing, an exhibition organized by the HANMO Art Centre and the Goethe-Institut Beijing 1994,
Exhibited in the new Berlin Kunstverein 1995. Exhibition of stage paintings and figurines in Venice, Museum of Modern Art Ca ' Pesaro.

1995

Aufenthalt und Ausstellung in Japan, Kitakanto Museum of Fine Arts, Gunma:
Hovering. Publication of the book Wind-82 love letters to nature.
Ausstellungen in Rom, Palace of the expositions: the Torn man und im Goethe-Institiut:
Roman stones in collaboration with Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz.

1996

Exhibition of the work portrait of the Drudge Man in Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo; Emergence of a
Watercolor series. Fieldwork-Fields of work for Galerie Rähnitzgasse, Dresden.

1997

Letter to the Ulm Schwörbriefen. Exhibition of the work portrait of the Drudge Man in Mexico City.
Travel to Mexico City and Hot Springs, South Dakota. Publication of the book Archaeology of Travel-
Another look at Uecker in the. Dumont publishing House.

1998

Exhibition of the work portrait of the Drudge Man in Athens, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo, Warsaw and Brno with travel there.
Exhibition Leviathan at Artists House, Jerusalem, and publication of the eponymous book with 48 watercolors from a
Travel to Israel 1991. Exhibitions in Berlin in Mies van der Rohe-House: fragments; In Wismar, Kunstverein: garden;
In Dortmund as part of the Piano festival Ruhr as installation case and in Erfurth, small synagogue; In Waldshut:
Uecker. Design of the devotion room in the Reichstag building, Berlin.

1999

Exhibition with material images desert finds on Christa Wolf's Tale Desert Voyage in Berlin (book).
Exhibition can be fertility based on Ash? To the Protestant Church, gallery of the city of Fellbach.
Leviathan in Thessaloniki, rain Garden in Schwaben Gmiind. Exhibition of the work portrait of the Drudge Mensch in Ljubljana.
Publication of the Günther Uecker watercolours Uruguay 1996 in the Bay-Window Verlag St. Gallen. Stage design for the St. Matthew Passion,
Deutsche Oper Berlin. Design and execution Sculptures Park Kanip-Lintfort.