Stefan Kürten

BIOGRAPHY
Born 1963 in Düsseldorf
Lives and works in Düsseldorf

EDUCATION
1982-83
Studied Philosophy and English at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
1983-89
M.A., Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1989-90
Art Institute, San Francisco
1992-94
Taught at the Art Institute, San Francisco
2002-03
Taught at the Hochschule für Künste, Bremen
2006
Taught at the Art Institute, San Francisco
2010
Taught at the Bauhaus University, Weimar
2012
Guest professor at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York
since 2015
Professor Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

AWARDS
1986
Cité des Arts, Paris; Grant from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1989
San Francisco; Fulbright Fellowship
1991
Kulturförderpreis Stadt Neuss
1995
San Francisco Artspace Grant
Kunstfonds, Bonn
1997
Kulturförderpreis Stadt Düsseldorf for Music (Superbilk)
1999
New York; Grant from the Poensgen Foundation, Düsseldorf
2012
Theodore Randall International Chair in Art and Design, Alfred University, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Running to stand still, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2014-2015
Heimlich, Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, Germany
2014
Where the Sun never goes down, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
2013
Tonight and the Beautiful Future,
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Silencer, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid
Zero to One, Mike Karstens, Münster
2012-13
Come on home-Arbeiten auf Papier, Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr
2012
Here comes the night, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2011
Rainbows in the Dark, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf
2010
Darker with the Day, Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf
supernatural, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Time goes by, City Hall, Neuss
2009
printaffairs: Stefan Kürten and Kiki Smith, Mike Karstens Galerie, Münster
Once in a Lifetime, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2008
Trains and Boats and Planes, Alexander and Bonin, New York
Always, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Black Mirror, Thomas Dane, London
Transmission, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf
2007
Shadowtime, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld
Shadowtime, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Cheated Hearts, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
2006
Green Carpet, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Bad Moon Rising, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2005
Dream Maker, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Thomas Dane, Ltd., London
2004
Unerklärliche Phänomene, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Somebody Else’s Dream, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2003
Something to believe in, Alexander and Bonin, New York
The Nearest Thing to Heaven, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
2002
Die besten Jahre, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
Perfect Day, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2001
Darker With The Day, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
As Tears Go By, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
In einem anderen Land, an einem anderen Ort, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
1999
Every Day is Like Sunday, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
1998
Die Lüge der Erinnerung/The Lie of Memory, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Different Worlds, Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong
1997
Andere Stimmen, andere Räume, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
1996
Aus Wiedersehen Bielefeld, Galerie Raab, Berlin
1995
Schwarzweisse Welt, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
1994
Jonker Gallery, Amsterdam
The Good, The Bad, The Between, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1993
Das ABC des Lebens, Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss, Germany
Dietmar Werle, Cologne
Life Cycles, Artspace, San Francisco
1992
The Living Room, San Francisco
Lebensgeschichte, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Mundos Symbolicum, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1991
The Diversity of Life, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles
Aschenbach Galerie, Amsterdam
1990
One Thousand and One Mornings,
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1989
Matrix 131: Stefan Kürten, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1988
Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
1984
Fun Gallery, San Francisco

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015-16
all my dreams, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
2015
Metropolis: Painting of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
2014
New Paintings, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2013
La Peintre de la Vie Moderne, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany
2012-13
Stimuli, Alexander and Bonin, New York
Künstlerkinder von Runge bis Richter- von Dix bis Picasso, Kunsthalle, Emden
2012
The Grand Tour, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2011-12
Gesamtkunstwerk, New Art From Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011
Colors for a new home, Signs of Love and other paintings, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2010-11
Einfluss: 8 from Düsseldorf, Part 1, Hosfelt Gallery, New York
Einfluss: 8 from Düsseldorf, Part 2, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
4 on paper: Robert Bordo, Diango Hernández, Stefan Kürten, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2010
Optical Shift – Illusion und Täuschung / Illusion and Deception,
B-05 Kunst und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur
Collecting the New, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Mona Hatoum, Stefan Kürten and Rita McBride, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2009
Privat - Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart,
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
2008
2 x [ (2 x 20) + (2 x 2) ] + 2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Interieur, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
2007-08
Garten Eden: Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle, Emden
2007
Painters, Galerie Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Home Sweet Home, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
Die Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Early Retirement, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Idylle, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca; Städtische Galerie, Remscheidt
2006
I love the Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, NY
Now Playing, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York
2005
Ansichten, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Le peintre de la vie moderne/De schilder van het moderne leven/The Painter of Modern Life, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands
M Theory, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College ArtGallery, Bronx, NY
editions, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2004
Weltinnenräume, Sammlung Hanck, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Come back in one piece, Galerie Anna Klinkhammer, Düsseldorf
the gallery selects..., Alexander and Bonin, New York
2003
Gäste, Galerie Fricke, Berlin
Die Romantikfalle, Gallerie Robert Drees, Hanover, Germany
New Prints, International Print Center, New York
Land and Sea, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2002
Wheeling, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
2001
bis dahin, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
All-Terrain, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
Urban Views, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
2000
Fresh Flowers, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle
Of the Moment, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Extraordinary Reality, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
1999
Who’s Afraid of..., Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
1998
Country, Parkhaus Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Der Akt in der Kunst, Gallery Raab, Berlin
1997
Stefanismus, Raum X, Düsseldorf
Portraits, Galerie Raab, Berlin
1996
Letzter Aufguss, Wellenbad, Düsseldorf
1995
New Acquisitions, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1994
Hundeschau, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
On Paper, The Drawing Room, Amsterdam
1993
Stephanienstrasse 16, Stephanienstrasse 16, Düsseldorf
1992
Malerei, Räume für Kunst, Wuppertal
Förderkoje, Art Cologne, Cologne
New Acquisitions, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1990
The Idealists, Galeries Raab, Berlin
Pictures from this Life, Artspace, San Francisco
Forum, Messe, Düsseldorf
1989
Fresh Views, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Show One, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Landscapes, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1988
Tout le Numéro, Goethe Institut, Casablanca
1987
Painting, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York
1985
Real Surreal, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York
Perspektiven 3, Kunstverein Düsseldorf
1984
P 11, Im Klapperhof, Cologne
End Art, Galerie Gugu Ernesto, Cologne