Stefan Kürten

It's all over now (2015), acrylic and ink on paper, 60 x 84 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
It's all over now (2015), acrylic and ink on paper, 60 x 84 cm
Purple (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
Purple (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Corner (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
Corner (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Rosa (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
Rosa (2014), acrylic and ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Loop (2007), oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
Loop (2007), oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

*1963, Düsseldorf, Germany

Stefan Kürten takes up the theme of the attraction and repulsion of houses, stylising one`s own house as a symbol: “The house reiterates the borderline between security and abandonment and threat that also runs between individual subjects and the world that surrounds them.” (Stefan Berg)

Kürten lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Education

1989-1990
Studied Painting (Graduate) at the Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
1983-1989
Studied Painting + Masters Degree at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Michael Buthe, Germany
1982-1983
Studied Philosophy and English at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany


Recent Solo Exhibitions

2015
Running to stand still, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
2014

Running to stand still, gallery of the citiy of Backnang, Backnang, Germany
Where the Sun never goes down, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013
Tonight and the beautiful Future, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Silencer, gallery of the city of Remscheidt, Remscheidt, Germany
2012
Come on Home. Arbeiten auf Papier, Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Here Comes the Night, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
2011
Rainbows in the Dark, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010
Time Goes By, Rathaus, Neuss, Germany
Supernatural, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009
Printaffairs. Stefan Kürten and Kiki Smith, Mike Karstens Galerie, Münster, Germany
Once in a Lifetime, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008
Trains and Boats and Planes, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
Always, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany



Recent Group Exhibitions

2015
Metropolis: Painting of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, USA
2014

Dreams & Disappointments, WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, Germany
New Paintings, Alexander and Bonin, NewYork, USA
Interior Spaces, DC Moore Gallery, New York, USA
2012
Künstlerkinder. Von Runge bis Richter, von Dix bis Picasso, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
2011
Gesamtkunstwerk. New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Heinz und Marianne Ebers-Stiftung, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
2010
Optical Shift. Illusion und Täuschung, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Germany
Mona Hatoum, Stefan Kürten, and Rita McBride, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
Collecting the New, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Architectonica, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
2009
Privat – Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
2008
2x[(2x20)+(2x2)]+2=Xx (desperately) trying to figure out the world, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2007
Garten Eden. Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Home Sweet Home, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, USA
Die Kunst zu sammeln, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany


Grants and Awards

2012
Theodore Randall International Chair in Art and Design, Alfred University, New York, USA
1999
New York-Stipendium, Ernst-Poensgen-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany
1997
Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Düsseldorf, Germany
1995
Artspace Grant, San Francisco, USA
Kunstfonds Bonn, Germany
1991
Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Neuss, Germany
1989
Fulbright Fellowship, USA
1986
Cité des Arts, Paris, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany


Lectures

2014-2015
Guest professor for painting at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012
Guest professor at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York, USA
2010
Taught at the Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany
2005
Taught at the Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
2002 - 2003
Guest professor at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste, Bremen, Germany
1992 + 1994
Taught at the Art Institute, San Francisco, USA



Collections (Selection)

Birmingham Museum of Art, USA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, USA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Irland
Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Kunsthalle Emden
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Knoxville Museum of Art, USA
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,Kanada
Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Clemens-Sels-Museum, Neuss
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The New York Public Library, USA
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA


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