Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945 in Donaueschingen. He pursued his art studies at the academies in Freiburg, in Karlsruhe with Horst Antes and Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf. His monumental material paintings often assume a critical role towards German history and place him among pre-eminent exponents of contemporary art.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2008
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

2007
Retrospective at Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and Grand Palais in Paris. Large wall-painting for the Louvre, Paris

2005
German Federal Cross of Merit. Order of Merit for Servies rendered to the Republic of Austria

2002
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Switzerland)

1999
Praemium Imperiale Award,Tokyo

1991
National Gallery, Berlin. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Travelling exhibition at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kunstverein München and Kunsthaus Zürich

1990
Emperor’s Ring of the City of Goslar

1987
Art Institute of Chicago

1984
Large travelling exhibition at Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1981
Museum Folkwang, Essen

1980
German Pavillon at Venice Biennale (with Georg Baselitz)

1979
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

1978
Kunsthalle Bern

 

Literature (Selection)

Anselm Kiefer—Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, ed. by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, 2009

Anselm Kiefer—Bücher, ed. by Heiner Bastian, Munich, 2008

Anselm Kiefer—Wege der Weltweisheit/ Die Frauen der Revolution, ed. by Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, 2007

Anselm Kiefer, ed. by Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, 2004

Anselm Kiefer, Daniel Arasse, London, 2001

Anselm Kiefer—Bücher 1969-90, ed. by Götz Adriani, Stuttgart, 1990