Geka Heinke CV

  "Heinke’s paintings question the relationship between space, abstraction and gesture. Her approach generally stems from her examination of Germany’s recent history, and her own emotional relationship with objects that symbolize a specific cultural and social background. Recent work include paintings of household items such as lamps and wallpaper, as well as abstract patterns of architectural elements which she recasts through her methodology into meditative form."--Susanne Neubauer
  Born in Ludwigshafen | Lives and Works in Berlin
  1967 in Ludwigshafen on the Rhein, Germany
  1998 Meisterschüler of Hans- Jürgen Diehl at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) | Selected Solo Exhibitions
  2007 Round lies, Stedefreund Gallery, Berlin (with Annette Gödde)
  2005 Berlin- Detroit, PF Galleries, Detroit (with Hartmut Austen)
  2005 Taumel, Galerie Françoise Heitsch, München
  2004 Tarnung und Warnung I, Neue Kunst Gallery, Mannheim
  2004 Tarnung und Warnung II, Gallery of the City of Mannheim
  2003 watercolours, Processroom, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  2003 dishcloth - an ornament, Goethe Institut, Dublin
  2002 XX, Capri, Berlin
  2000 still lifes, Opper und Wellmann, Berlin
  2000 the need to be loved, Gallery Nord, Berlin (2-person show)
  Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) | Selected Group Exhibitions
  2007 Space Chase, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin
  2007 Pilot 3, Live archive for artists and curators, Monastery SS. Cosma e Damiano, La Giudecca, Venice and Chelsea College of Arts and Design, London
  2007 Space invasion, Project in an empty building, Wien (curated by Elsy Lahner)
  2007 Pool Position, Stedefreund Gallery, Berlin
  2007 Hotel van de Velde, Villa Dürckheim, Weimar
  2006 Revisiting Home, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
  2006 Jackpot, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
  2006 Cluster, Espacio El Particular, Mexico City
  2006 Cluster, Participant, New York
  2006 IRP Exhibition Winter 2006, Location One, New York
  2005 Baruther Salon 2005, Kunst- und Kulturverein Alte Schule, Baruth
  2005 2. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena, Berlin
  2004 Goldrausch 2004, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  2004 Settings # 2, loop - raum für aktuelle kunst, Berlin
  2002 Intim, 2yk Gallery, Berlin
  2002 Vorort, Kunst- und Kulturverein, Baruth
  2002 Saar-Ferngas-Förderpreis Junge Kunst 2002, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafe
  2001 Artdialogues, Manege, St.Petersbur
  2001 White Collar, project in an empty officebuilding Zimmerstrasse, Berlin
  Stipendien/Preise | Scholarships/Prizes
  2005 Location One, New York, scholarship from Schloss Balmoral, Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur
  2004 Goldrausch 2004, scholarship postgraduate artists program, Berlin
  2003 Commission for a mural in the GASAG company building, Berlin
  2002 Artist's Work Program at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  1995 Erasmus scholarship for studies at the facultad de bellas artes, Salamanca
  Selected Bibliography
  Detroit, Imaginary Cities, ed. by Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), pp.51
  Cutting Edge Patterns and Textures, ed. by maomao publications, Barcelona, 2007
  Hotel van de Velde, Max Stein Verlag, Weimar, 2007, pp.17
  Pilot 3, published by Pilot, London, 2007, pp. 138 - 141
  Revisiting Home, ed. by Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin, 2006, pp. 82- 85
  Geka Heinke, ed. by Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Frankfurt: revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, 2006.
  Patterns. Muster in Kunst, Design und Architektur, ed. by Petra Schmidt/Annette Tietenberg/Ralf Wollheim, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2005, pp. 120- 125
  Der gestimmte Raum. Geka Heinke, Malerei 1999 – 2004, ed. by Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT, Berlin, 2004.