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Biography

Frank Balve’s visual language is explicit. Its overall tone is dark, its articulation clear, and its effect disturbing. Balve designs his imag- es with paint, he builds them of stone or paper, he stages them for the camera, and he encapsulates them in language. In site-specific installations - often of museum-scale - he combines his works, creating spaces of experience with which the viewer must engage both physically and mentally with all his/her senses. The program of these theatrically conceived spaces - in the sense of Michael Fried - ranges from current social issues, such as the police state or the role of media, and violent and oppressive scenarios to surreal nightmarish scenes based on ...

Group Shows

  • 2018 | 1986 | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2018 I Skulptur | Exhibition Klaus von Gaffron gegen den Rest der Welt | KBB | Munich
  • 2017 I Skulptur | Exhibition of KBB | Munich
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2017 I Work Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Stoff | Munich
  • 2017 | Anhöhe | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Position Art fair | Berlin
  • 2017 I Work Selection I Spielfeld I Kulturbahnhof I Starnberg
  • 2017 I Anlage/Kabine III  | Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2016 I Work Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2016 I Die Zeugen | Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2016 I Collage 3 | (Sound Performance) | Off space (The House) | Group Exhibition | Barcelona
  • 2016 I Work Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich (Off Space) | Munich
  • 2015 I Work Selection | Meeting in Orange | France
  • 2015 | Extraktion | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2015 | Collage 2 | (Sound Performance) | Off space (Barraca) | Group exhibition | Barcelona
  • 2015 | Collage 1 | (Sound Performance) | Sendlinger str 46 | Group Exhibition | Munich
  • 2015 | Suchende | The Grand ( Gallerie Weekend ) | Woeske Gallerie | Group Exhibition| Berlin
  • 2015 | New Border | SalongSolang |Group exhibition | Munich
  •  2014 | The Pipes (Fragment) | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2014 | Das Suchen (Schwarm)| Sculpture | DH Artworks | Dusseldorf
  • 2014 | Performance „Nehmen“ | SalongSolang | Group Exhibition | Munich
  • 2014 | Shopping Car 2| Art Fair| Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Cologne
  • 2014 | Metal Work Selection / „Diese Luft”| SalongSolang | Group Exhibition | Munich
  • 2014 | Work Selection | Schloss Burg Gudenau | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Bonn
  • 2014 | Meta | Atelier | Group Exhibition | Munich
  • 2014 | The Breathing| Art Cologne | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Cologne
  • 2014 | Work Selection | Cologne List /Art Fair | DH Artworks | Cologne
  • 2014 | Shopping Car 2| ARCO Art Fair| Madrid
  • 2014 | Die Flucht | Prielmeyerstr. 6 | Kong | Munich
  • 2014 | Kleiderleichen | BBK Galerie der Künstler | Group Exhibition | Munich
  • 2013 | Box | Munich City Museum | Galeria- Autonomica | Munich
  • 2013 | Die Menge | EROS Domagkateliers | Munich
  • 2013 | Cluster | BBK Galerie der Künstler | Munich
  • 2013 | Memento Mori | „Curates“ MMA | München
  • 2013 | Work Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2013 | Kabine 2 (Kleiderleichen) | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2013 | Work Selection | Sommer Show at WiedeFabrik | Munich
  • 2013 | Papier Edition (Park) |Galerie Firstlines | Munich
  • 2013 | Work Selection | Group exhibition | DH Artworks | Dusseldorf
  • 2013 | Day Lecture | Painting | DH Artworks | Dusseldorf
  • 2013 | Suchende | Danner Prize 2011 | Munich
  • 2012 | Apartment West | Galerie Firstlines | Munich
  • 2012 | Anfangsgeliebte | „P3“| Munich
  • 2012 | Die Menge (edition) | Atelier show | Munich
  • 2012 | BLOC / Zweiter Gesang | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2012 | Geliebte / Performance „Geben“ | Galerie Firstlines | Munich
  • 2012 | Kunstverein Dachau | Munich – Dachau
  • 2012 | Kabine 1 | Danner Exhibition | Munich
  • 2011 | Seraph | MaximiliansForum | Munich
  • 2011 | Meta | Prangenberg Class, Group Exhibition | New York
  • 2011 | Inside Out | Rathaus Galerie | Munich
  • 2011 | Abteilung 2 / Hesperiden 3 / con_vex | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2011 | The Hide | BBK Galerie der Künstler | Munich
  • 2011 | Abteilung 1 | Kolumbusplatz Munich
  • 2011 | Work and Progress | Performance | Danner Preis 2011 | Munich
  • 2011 | Group Exhibition | Academy of Fine Arts, Entrance, Old Building | Munich
  • 2011 | Lemniskate | Balve/Kiese | Kunstherberge Birkenau | Munich
  • 2010 | Academy of Fine Arts, East Wing, First Floor | Munich
  • 2010 | Im kantigen Fels nach Farben graben | Balve/Kiese | E324 – Off Space für zeitg. Kunst | Munich
  • 2010 | Drunk | Balve/Kiese | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2010 | Art in Au | Munich
  • 2010 | Lightcatcher | Film Festival Munich
  • 2010 | Dante | Installation | Maxes Studios | Munich
  • 2010 | Barocke Invasion | Westwerk | Hamburg

One Man Shows

  • 2018 | Panta Rhei | Muffatwerk | Munich
  • 2017 I Anlage/Kabine III  | Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2016 I Menschenleer / Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Bikini Berlin | Berlin
  • 2016 I Menschenleer | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2015 I Selection | Salong Solang | Munich
  • 2015 I Extraktion | Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2014 | DH Artworks | Dusseldorf
  • 2014 | Timber | Academy of Fine Arts | Munich
  • 2013 | Selection | Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich | Munich
  • 2013 | Park | MaximiliansForum | Munich
  • 2012 | Fragment | Galerie Firstlines | Munich
  • 2012 | 120 | DH Artworks | Dusseldorf
  • 2011 | Sirene | Artionale | Balve/Kiese | St. Markus Kirche | Munich
  • 2011 | Erster Gesang | Galerie Firstlines | Munich
  • 2011 | Room | Balve/Kiese | Old Auditorium, Academy of Fine Arts | Munich

Awards / Honors

  • 2015 | Bank concept Award
  • 2014 | Material Promotion Prize | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2014 | Academy Association Promotion
  • 2013 | LfA Award
  • 2013 | Kunstclub13 Award
  • 2012 | Lions Club Prize | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2012 | Danner Prize
  • 2012 | LfA Award
  • 2011 | First Prize for Academy Association | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2011 | Art in Au
  • 2011 | Danner Prize
  • 2010 | Installation in the Old Auditorium | Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2010 | Film Festival Munich
  • 2010 | Oskar-Karl-Forster Scholarship

 

DR. SUSANNA C. OTT, Kunstwissenschaftlerin mit Schwerpunkt in der Bildenden Kunst des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts, ist Dozentin für
Theorie und Geschichte der Fotografie am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Autorin und Vorstandsmitglied des Kunstclub13 e.V..

ANNA WONDRAK M.A., Kunsthistorikerin und Kuratorin für zeitgenössische Kunst. Beratung und Betreuung von Kunstsammlungen und deren Inventarisierung. Ausstellungen zur Gegenwartskunst als freie Kuratorin, in Institutionen und Museen sowie Texte zu internationalen künstlerischen Positionen.

Jan T. Wilms M.A., Studium der Kunstwissenschaften, Amerikanistik und der Politischen Wissenschaften, 2009-2012 Gastkonservator
bei der Sammlung Moderne Kunst in der Pinakothek der Moderne, derzeit stellv. Leiter Kommunikation und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit bei den
Pinakotheken und Museum Brandhorst, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München.