Joachim Seinfeld

b 1962 Paris. Lives and works in Berlin.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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 gelatin emulsion is characteristic for his work. Since the early 1990s Seinfeld has 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 and 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 Jewish Museum Berlin, 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.

Vita

Education/Teaching Experience
    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
Exhibitions (selection) 
Solo shows
  • 2016 HeimatReisen, Galerie Adlergasse/riesa efau, Dresden

  • 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 V. Witte and K. Lebergott)
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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 Tra noi e loro ; Galleria Bordone, Milan * (with Cioni Carpi) Zeit; GaDeWe, Bremen *
  • 1997 Response – Odpowiadac; KunstRaum Berlin (with S. Pietruski and M. 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 E. Meyer-Velde)
  • 1994 Schicht um Schicht; Block 16, Hannover
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1993 Eingerichte; Overgaden, Gallery of the Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen (with J. Werner and R. Groh)
Spuren, Kulturmodell, Passau, Germany (with Tom Gefken and Theo Scherling)
Kunst im Foyer; State Theatre Oldenburg
  • 1992 Bildobjekte – Objektbilder; Galerie 149, Bremerhaven
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1991 gegen-einander-über; KARG, Oldenburg (with Jörn Werner and Olaf Stein)
Group shows
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2017 „Zeig Dich!“ on occasion of the Dt. Kirchentag, Zwinglikirche, Berlin
 Golem, Musée d‘art et d‘histoire du Judaisme, Paris *
 Notes on the Short Beginning of the Short 20th Century; NCCA Baltic Branch, Kaliningrad

  • 2016 Golem; Jüdisches Museum Berlin *
 Transitional Societies; NON Asia Contemporary Art Platform, Berlin
 Facing the Future; Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin
 Project Art Vending Machine, Jewish Museum Berlin
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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
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2014    Postcolonial Flagship Store; Quartier 21, Vienna Das kurze 20. Jahrhundert, riesa efau Motorenhalle, Dresden
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
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
  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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