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JOCHEN GERZ

Born in Berlin 1940. Lived in Paris from 1966 to 2007. Now based in Ireland.

Etudes/Studies in Cologne, Basel, London (Literature, sinology, prehistory) 1959/ 63
Works in public space since 1967; photos/texts since 1969; installations, video, performances since 1971.


Catalogues and publications
(selection since 1994, * with biobibliography)

2-3 Straßen TEXT; 2-3 Straßen MAKING OF, DUMONT, Köln 2011

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ (4 volumes). Ed. Verlag Moderner Kunst Nürnberg/ Museum Wiesbaden 1999/2010 *

ANTHOLOGIE DE L’ART, ed. Analogues, Arles 2008

SALVIAMO LA LUNA, Electa, Milano 2008

WHITE GHOST, Vancouver Art Gallery 2008

ANTHOLOGIE DER KUNST, DuMont, Köln 2004

DER WETTBEWERB, Wienand-Verlag, Köln, 2004

WENN SIE ALLEINE WAREN, Museum Folkwang, Essen 2002

L’ANTI-MONUMENT. LES MOTS DE PARIS, Actes Sud, Paris 2002

IN CASE WE MEET, Centre Pompidou, Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris 2002

MIAMI ISLET, Kunstmuseum Thurgau Ittingen / Verlag Niggli, Zürich 2000

RES PUBLICA, Museion Bolzano, 1999, Kunsthalle Kiel, Art Gallery of Windsor, Kunstmuseum Tondern 2000 *

GET OUT OF MY LIES, Museum Wiesbaden, 1997 *

THE FRENCH WALL, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg 1996; Städt. Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf 1997; Musée d'art Moderne, Saint-Etienne 1997

PEOPLE SPEAK, Vancouver Art Gallery 1994, Newport Harbor Art Museum 1995; Neuberger Art Museum, Purchase NY 1995 *

LES IMAGES, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg 1994 *


Works in public space, Public authorship
(selection since 1968)

AMAPTOCARE, Ballymun, 2003-2014

2-3 STREETS, Duisburg, Dortmund, Mulheim an der Ruhr, 2008-2010

PLATZ DES EUROPÄISCHEN VERSPRECHENS, Bochum 2007-2014

63 YEARS AFTER, Graz 2009

I SIGFRIED UIBERREITHER PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR, Graz 2008

SALVIAMO LA LUNA, Milano 2007

TAUSCH DER TABUS, Duisburg, 2006 (WAZ Verlag Essen 2006)

DIE ZEIT DER DDR, Berlin 2005 (Verlag Walther König, Köln 2005)

THE SQUARE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, Karlsruhe 2005 (Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg 2006)

THE READERS OF THE DAILY AND THE PHILOSOPHER, Passau 2004 (Passavia, Passau 2005)

DER WETTBEWERB (The competition), Sauerland 2004 (Wienand Verlag, Cologne 2004)

THE PUBLIC BENCH, Coventry 2004 (Phoenix Black Dog Publishing, London 2004)

THE FUTURE MONUMENT, Coventry 2004 (Phoenix Black Dog Publishing, London 2004)

THE ANTHOLOGY OF ART, Website Internet 2002 (DuMont Verlag, Cologne 2005)

LE VOTE DE BARBIREY, Barbirey-sur-Ouche 2000-2005

LES MOTS DE PARIS, Paris 2000 (Actes Sud, Arles 2002)

THE GIFT, Le Fresnoy, Dortmund 2000 (Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing 2000), San Francisco 2008 (in Art of participation 1950 to now)

GELD, LIEBE, TOD, FREIHEIT – WAS ZÄHLT AM ENDE? BMF, Berlin, Glaux-Verlag, Jena 2000

MY WORD (Museo Bolzano, Kunsthalle Kiel, Art Gallery Windsor, Kunstmuseum Tøndern) 1999/2000

DIE BERLINER ERMITTLUNG (with Esther Shalev-Gerz), Berlin 1998 (Theater der Zeit-Verlag, Berlin 2005)

THE WITNESSES OF CAHORS, Cahors 1998 (Actes Sud, Arles 1998)

LE MONUMENT VIVANT DE BIRON, Biron 1996 (Actes Sud, Arles 1996)

DIE HEIMKEHR DER ERINNERUNG, (FRAGEN FÜR WALTER BENJAMIN), 1996, Frankfurt

THE BREMEN QUESTIONNAIRE - SINE SOMNO NIHIL, Bremen 1995 (Cantz/Hatje, Stuttgart 1995)

2146 STONES – MONUMENT AGAINST RACISM, Saarbrücken 1993 (Cantz/Hatje, Stuttgart 1993)

MONUMENT AGAINST FASCISM (with Esther Shalev-Gerz), Hamburg-Harburg 1986 (Cantz/Hatje, Stuttgart 1994)

DER GOLDENE SCHNITT IN ESSEN, 1987, Essen

BILLBOARDS FOR BANFF, 1984, Banff

IT IS NO MYSTERY: YOUR KNOWLEDGE WILL KILL YOU, 1982, Tel Haï

EXPOSITION DE 8 PERSONNES HABITANT LA RUE MOUFFETARD, 1972, Paris

AUSSTELLUNG VON JOCHEN GERZ NEBEN SEINER FOTOGRAFISCHEN REPRODUKTION, 1972, Basel

IS THERE LIFE ON EARTH, 1968-1970, Paris

DAS BUCH DER GESTEN, The book of Gestures, 1969, Heidelberg

ALTERNATIVES TO MEMORY, 1969, Basel

CE SOIR A 23 HEURES 45, 1968, Paris

ATTENZIONE L’ARTE CORROMPE, Caution Art Corrupts, 1968, Florence


Awards

Preis der Glockengießergasse, Köln 1978

Videonale Bonn 1980

Roland Preis, Bremen 1990

Deutscher Kritikerpreis, Berlin 1996

Ordre National du Mérite, Paris 1996

Peter Weiss-Preis, Bochum 1996

Grand Prix National des Arts Visuels, Paris 1998

Artistic contribution award, Festival of films on art, Montréal 1999

1. Preis der Helmut-Kraft-Stiftung, Stuttgart 1999

Künstlerpreis “Aus gegebenem Anlass”, Hannover 2005

Fondation Montag Art et Society prize, Bonn 2011


Positions

Member of the Art Academy, Berlin

Honorary Chair at the Braunschweig Art Academy