Bio

Joachim Seinfeld graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy with a degree in painting. At the beginning of the 90s he started combining painting and photography by applying photographic emulsions to his pictures. Since then the use of silver gelatine emulsion is characteristic for his work. Since the early 1990 Joachim Seinfeld participated in numerous exhibitions in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, USA and other countries. He took part in the International Biennial of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague or the exhibition 4 KS 2/63 – 40 Years of Auschwitz Trial at the Martin-Gropius-Museum in Berlin. He has received numerous awards including the Heinrich Heine prize of the city of Augsburg (1994). He has performed and lectured all over Europe including the Zacheta National Gallery Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Tacheles, Berlin and Académie Royale des Beaux Arts, Liège, Belgium . His works are included in the collections of Santa Barbara Museum of Arts, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, the Jewish Museum and the National Gallery in Prague, the Collection Gomes de Pinho (Institute Seralves), Porto and in numerous private collections. His Golem pictures were used for the New English edition of the Golem by G. Meyrink at Tartarus Press.

 

Curriculum:
1962 born in Paris
1987 graduate Academy of Art in Florence
1995 teaching assignment at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
2011 teaching assignment at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts Liège, Belgium
lives and works in Berlin

 

Promotions and Awards
Land of Niedersachsen, Tempus Grant by the EU, Goethe Institut, DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service, IFA-Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
1994 Menschen und Rechte/ Heinrich-Heine-Award of the City of Augsburg

 

Collections
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum Prague
National Gallery, Prague
Collection Gomes de Pinho (Institute Seralves), Portugal
and other private collections in Germany, Italy, France, USA, Turkey, Slovenia, and other countries

 

Exhibitions (selection)
Solo shows
2014    Sideshow to the WWI exhibition at the Museum for Military History in Dresden
Wahre Lügen; Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin (mit Claus Feldmann)
StadtRandLeben; Galerie M, Berlin
2011 Neighbours: Berlino e oltre; artmbassy, Berlin
Neighbours: Present – Past…and what lies in between; Schneidertempel Art Center, Istanbul
2009 PlattenSpieler; Galerie M, Berlin *
2008 Re-construction of time; artMbassy, Berlin (with Veronika Witte and Karen Lebergott)
2006 Beisl Balagan– Podróz do Polski; fabs, Gallery, Warsaw *
Doppelte Erlebnisdichte; Galerie Adlergasse, Dresden (with Andreas Sachsenmaier)
Versprechen; Delicatessenhaus, Leipzig (with Andreas Sachsenmaier)
2005 Friendly Fire – seinfeld IM meinblau; Meinblau e. V., Berlin
1999 T ra noi e loro ; Galleria Bordone, Milan * (with Cioni Carpi)
Zeit; GaDeWe, Bremen *
1997 Response – Odpowiadac; KunstRaum Berlin (with Siegfried Pietruski and Marek Konieczny)
Die Flüchtigkeit der Stadt; HO-Galerie, Berlin (with Martin Zeller and André Werner
1995 Galleria Bordone, Milan
Meyer-Velde – Seinfeld – H. Penschuck; Galerie 68-elf, Cologne (with Herr Penschuck and Esther Meyer-Velde)
1994 Schicht um Schicht; Block 16, Hannover
1993 Eingerichte; Overgaden, Gallery of the Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen (with Jörn Werner and Renate Groh)
Spuren, Kulturmodell, Passau, Germany (with Tom Gefken and Theo Scherling)
Kunst im Foyer; State Theatre Oldenburg
1992 Bildobjekte – Objektbilder; Galerie 149, Bremerhaven
1991 gegen-einander-über; KARG, Oldenburg (with Jörn Werner and Olaf Stein)

Group shows
2015    Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century; Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem
Içimdeki Melegi Öldürdüm; Akademililer Sanat Merkezi, Beyoglu/Istanbul
One Square Metre; Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin
Intersections; Pfaueninsel; Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin
Anmerkungen zum Beginn des kurzen Jahrhunderts; Freiraum Quartier 21 International Museumsquartier, Vienna
Project Art Vending Mashine, Jewish Museum Berlin
2014    Postcolonial Flagship Store; Quartier 21, Vienna (Oktober 2014)
Das kurze 20. Jahrhundert, riesa efau Motorenhalle, Dresden (Oktober 2014)
Dangerous – A Visual Interpretation of Adverse Events; Spreeviera Galerie, Berlin
Intermezzo #2; Mila Kunstgalerie, Berlin
2013   A Tribute to David Bowie – Hauptstrasse, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art , Berlin
2012    Potrayal/Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara (Ca)
Broadcast, Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, Berlin
2011     Folge der Generationen, Motorenhalle, Dresden
Contrary Voices, Changeable Realities, Kare Sanat Gallery, Istanbul
Ostrale, Dresden
2010    Canakkale Biennial, Canakkale, Turkey
2009    artHAUS, curated by Thomas Schirmböck, Los Angeles-Venice
Ohne Uns!, Riesa e.V., Dresden
Where Is My Privacy, Casa Dell’arte, Istanbul *
Space Matrix 01, Whiteconcepts, Berlin/DE
On Tectonics of History, ISCP, New York *
2008    Zur Tektonik der Geschichte, Motorenhalle, Dresden
Bazaar – On Strategies of Risk, at 5th Berliner Kunstsalon
2007    On Tectonics of History, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk
Artisti per Alcamo – Il fondo dell’anima, Alcamo, Sicily *
Bazaar – On the Anatomy of the Art Market, Meinblau, Berlin
2005    Zur Tektonik der Geschichte; Forum Stadtpark, Graz; Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí n. L.;
Art Stays; workshop and exhibition, Ptuj, Slovenia *
International Biennail of Contemporary Art; National Gallery, Prague *
2004    4 KS 2/63 – 40 Years of Auschwitz Trial; Fritz Bauer Institut, *
Frankfurt/M.: Gallus-Haus, Berlin: Martin-Gropius-Bau
Hicetnunc 2004; San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy *
Sommersalon 2004; Kunstverein Schloss Wiligrad, Germany *
Kunstlandschaft X; Kunsthaus Flora, Berlin
2003    Bi-Rout; Goethe Institut, Beirut *
2002    Hicetnunc 2002; Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy *
Intervento II; Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo *
2001    KunstKnöpfe; Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, Germany *
1998    Manie; Galleria Bordone, Milan, Italy
1997    Kunstlandschaft III; Symposion at Kunsthaus Flora, Berlin *
1996    Raum und der Raum; Galerie A&O, Berlin
1991    11. AA-Kerk-Exhibition; Groningen, Netherlands

other Participations
Bremerhaven, Hannover, Oldenburg, Passau, Weimar, Crakow, Olomouc

* catalogue

Participation in contemporary art fairs
2013     Art Bosphorus Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul
2012     C.A.R. (Contemporary Art Ruhr), Essen (A&O, Directors Lounge)
2011    Art Bosphorus Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul
C.A.R. (Contemporary Art Ruhr), Essen (A&O, Directors Lounge)
2010    Artist Art Fair Istanbul (Korridoor)
2009    Artist Art Fair Istanbul (Korridoor)
2007    Preview Berlin (artMbassy)
2006    Dritter Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin (Manifest International)
Preview Berlin (artMbassy)
2005    Zweiter Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin (Berliner Licht & Silber)
1999    Milanart, Milan (Galleria Bordone)
1996    Arte Fiera, Bologna (Galleria Bordone)
1994    1. Independent Art Fair, Frankfurt/M.

 

Performances
2005    Souvenir Photograph – Face to Face with Remembrance Rituals
lecture at Trafo Gallery, Budapest and Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin
2004    Führer in Berlin – eine Topografie der Fettnäpfchen;  Jewish Museum, Berlin
2003    Idiotie und Extasis; Performance at Tacheles ext., Berlin
2001    Performance at Art Festival, Zacheta National Gallery Warsaw

 

Bibliography
2014     StadtRandLeben, Galerie M, Berlin
Illustrations for Täter und Opfer, Hrg. Dorchain/Speccher, Würzburg, Germany
2004 Illustrations for Gustav Meyrink The Golem, Tartarus Press, Leyburn, UK
2002 J. Seinfeld: Reise nach Jerusalem Rivista di Israel, Roma
2000 J. Seinfeld: Die unendliche Geschichte der Wahrnehmung in Leerräume – Wege durch das Jüdische Museum Berlin, Berlin
2000 J. Seinfeld: A gelechter fun gehinnum in Ravensbrücker Hefte
1995 Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau: Representations of Auschwitz – 50 Years of Photography, Paintings, and Graphics,  Auschwitz

 

Reviews
Die Tageszeitung, Berliner Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Jüdische Allgemeine, Texte zur Kunst, Berlin; Kunstforum International, Köln; Weserkurier, Bremer Umschau, Bremen; NN, NZ, Abendzeitung, Nürnberg; Politiken, Copenhagen; Arte, La Repubblica, L’Unità, Milan; Il Giornale di Sicilia, Palermo; The Daily Star, L’Orient du Jour, Beirut; Der Standard, Vienna; Salzburger Nachrichten, Salzburg; Jewish Chronicle, London; Australian Financial Review, Sidney; LA Times, Los Angeles; Huffington Post, Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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