Gregor Schneiders works are characterized by a distorted vision of normality. They are imaginative spaces, which function like catalysts and confront visitors in an existential manner with themselves. Schneiders main work, the "Haus u r / Totes Haus u r 1985 - heute", is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary installations, for which he was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Biennale. He is interested in the effects of socially relevant spaces and in what they communicate beyond the visible. His spaces are reconstructions of existing rooms, in which the observer barely has a chance to view the work in its entirety: walls are built in front of walls, rooms inside rooms, objects are invisibly walled in, or parts of the room move imperceptibly. Things which are hermetically sealed, buried or hidden play a central role in his works.
In context to his larger room-installations Gregor Schneiders oeuvre also comprises related objects, sculptures and photos. The artist understands these works beyond the thematic link to his projects as independent individual works. We have showed this exciting oeuvre in our booth at Art Basel 2015.
Gregor Schneiders first big solo exhibition was presented in our gallery in 1992. We published his first catalogue and edition, accompanying the artist and his projects since.
Deluxe edition of Gregor Schneider´s 1st catalogue.
Photo edition of the artist´s 1st large solo exhibition (1992).
1989-1992 Studies at the art colleges of Düsseldorf, Münster and Hamburg (Germany)
1999-2003 Visiting professor in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Los Angeles
2009 Professor of sculpting at Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2012 Professor of sculpting at the Akademie der bildenden Künste München, Germany
2016 Professor of sculpting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
Since 1985 working on his house at Unterheydener Straße in Mönchengladbach-Rheydt (known as "House u r")
Since the 1990s he has worked with rooms in galleries and museums - first gallery: Galerie Löhrl
In 2001 Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for his main work "Totes Haus u r" ("Dead House u r") that is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary installation
To date his work was presented worldwide in over 80 Museums.
He was awarded with numerous international art prizes, among others:
1995 Arts Award NRW (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
1997 Award from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Fund
2001 Golden Lion, Venice Biennale
2006 Best Exhibition Of The Year, Contemporary Art in Belgium
2008 Art Award of Peill Foundation
2011 Bambi LTD Award, Israel
2014 Childrens Choice Award, Ruhrtriennale 2014: Best of the Best
2014 AICA Prize: "The special exhibition of 2014"
2015 Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Gregor Schneider lives and works in Rheydt, Germany.
September 1992, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany (first catalogue, first edition)
22.05.1993 - 17.07.1993
10 Jahre Impulse Galerie Löhrl am Abteiberg, Galerie Löhrl am Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
10.06.2001 - 04.11.2001
Totes Haus u r, Deutscher Pavillon, 49. Biennale von Venedig, Venezia, Italy, Curator: Udo Kittelmann
14.02.2003 - 11.05.2003
Gregor Schneider. Hannelore Reuen, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Curator: Frank Barth
28.09.2004 - 23.12.2004
Die Familie Schneider, Artangel London, London, Great Britain, Curator: James Lingwood
25.06.2006 - 25.09.2006
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
Wall before Wall, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, Germany
02.12.2016 - 19.02.2017
Kindergarten, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México, Mexico
11.02.2017 - 23.07.2017
Gregor Schneider, 2016, publ. by Ulrich Loock, Distanz Verlag, German/English, 272 pages (accompanying catalogue for the exhibition "Wall before Wall", Bunderkunsthalle Bonn, Germany)