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born in Berlin
lives in Berlin
studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin
guest professorship Leibniz University Hannover
professorship Art in the context of Architecture and Design, University of Applied Sciences Wismar

Grants | Awards | Bodies of experts
Award winner: Light installation for the coal mine Schlägel & Eisen, Herten
3rd award: ODYSSEE, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Berlin
Jury member: Art competition, UN-Campus, Bonn
Jury member: Art competition, Forschungs- und Laborgebäude für Lebenswissenschaften,
Humboldt-University Berlin
Jury member: Art competition Art for the German School Madrid,
Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Berlin
Award winner: East Village Art Project, Calgary
Award winner: Tunnel, German Bundestag, Wilhelmstr. 65, Berlin
Award winner: New Building Fire Department 4, Munic-Schwabing
Commitee member: Art competition Art for the Kreuzbauten, Bonn,
Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Berlin
Award winner: Projections and Light Based Public Art, Vancouver, BC
Art Award LUX.US Lichtkunstpreis der Stadtwerke Lüdenscheid
Jury member: Art competition memorial Rosa Luxemburg, Senator for Sience, Research
and Culture, Berlin
Art Award H. W. & J. Hector Kunstpreis of Kunsthalle Mannheim
Award winner: Light concepts for the Isar, Munich, Capital of Bavaria
Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
The 50 Best, International Media Art Award bilder*codes# \\ verstehen wir Bilder?, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Jury member: awarding grants, Senator for Sience, Research and Culture, Berlin
Award winner: Light Lines on the Water, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology | Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Grant, Senator for Sience, Research and Culture, Berlin
Catalogue Grant, Senator for Sience, Research and Culture, Berlin
Grant Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium
Grant, Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin
Grant for U.S.A., German Academic Exchange Service
1st prize German Art Award
Art Cologne, Programme for the promotion of young artists

Selected solo exhibitions
Gallery Von & VON, Nuremberg
figuratif – konkret, Art-Room of the German Bundestag (mit François Morellet
Art-Room of the German Bundestag, Berlin
Galerie Wäcker & Jordanow, München
Gallery 21+Yo, Tokyo *
NOISE, E.ON, München *
H. W. & J. Hector Kunstpreis der Kunsthalle Mannheim Art Award *
Photographs, framework, Berlin
»Wherever I am not is the place where I am myself.«, 7 pieces in 7 rooms
Kunstverein Hannover
White Noise, Helmhaus, Zürich *
White Noise, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago *
Between, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Contradiction, Kunstverein Leipzig
I wanna talk to you, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin
Red-Light, Picture-Painting, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin *
RED, Auguststraße 91, Berlin

Selected group exhibitions
SIGNAL. Light art from the collection Robert Simon, Kunstmuseum Celle
ZEIGEN. Audio tour through the collection of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
5600K, New Media Gallery, Vancouver
20 Years Collection Robert Simon, Kunstmuseum Celle
Curiosity – Art & Pleasure of Knowing, de Appel, Amsterdam *
SPOTLIGHTS – Light Art in Germany in the 21st century, Kunstmuseum Celle *
Curiosity – Art & Pleasure of Knowing, Turner Contemporary Margate | Norwich Castle Museum
Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin *
Montevideo Biennial, Banco Republica, Montevideo *
Illuminated, QUAD, Derby
Sample # 4, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
High Speed Slow Motion, Kunstraum Potsdam
Mecklenburg Festival, Farm house Knoefel, Mestlin
Exhibition of the concepts for the building of German Federal Parliament, Berlin
Noire et pourtant lumineuse, Matthew Bown Galerie, Berlin
Zeigen Showing, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin *
Sample # 2, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
Kabinett # 1, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
International Days of Light, Kunstverein Winterthur *
Melancholy, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin *
Trial Balloons, MUSAC, León, Spanien *
Emergency Room, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin
Global Players – Contemporary Japanese and German artists,
Bank Art, Yokohama | Ludwig Forum, Aachen *
Licht – Denkraum und Inszenierung, Galerie Remscheid *
LUX.US Lichtkunstpreis der Stadtwerke Lüdenscheid *
être. les droits de l’homme à travers l’art, UNO | MAMCO, Genf *
under ground, Albertinum, Dresden
the invisible and the visible as an indivisible unity, IG-Metall-Haus von Erich Mendelsohn, Berlin *
orientale 1, ACC Weimar *
Lichtmarken 2001, Pasinger Fabrik, München *
Dia | Slide | Transparency, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin *
After the Wall, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin,
Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum, Budapest *
Exhibition of the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship holders, Oktogon Dresden,
Kunsthalle and Kunstverein Düsseldorf *
After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm *
Konstruktionszeichnungen, Kunst-Werke, Berlin
Made in Berlin, House of Cyprus, Athens | Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete *
Bild-Malerei, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Kamikaze, Marstall, Berlin *
98 Prix Whanki, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea *
Heaven – Private View, P.S.1, Museum Long Island City, New York
Korrespondenzen | Correspondences, Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin,
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh *
S/Light, Malmö Konstmuseet *
to/after weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar *
Deutscher Kunstpreis German Art Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn *
Laboratorium, Grenzenlos: Berlin in Moskau, Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Der Blick in's 21., Kunstverein Düsseldorf
Strukturen der Malerei, Reichshof Leipzig *
junger westen '95, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen *
Malerei als Medium, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin *
Startblock, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Pieces in the urban environment
Permanent Pieces
SKALA, Main fire department Munich
G212, Atrium, Greifswalder Straße 212, Berlin
TUNNEL, German Bundestag, Wilhelmstraße 65, Berlin
ICE LIGHT, City Hall, Vancouver
BLUE, Nice art project: SNCF bridges, Communauté d’Agglomération, Nice Cote d’Azur
SCHWEIGEN | SILENCE, Hellweg ein Lichtweg, Lippstadt
Light Lines, bridge Karlshorster Straße, Berlin
Reflections, 2 pieces for the new building Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn
Lightning, Neues Museum Weimar
5 Passages, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Berlin
Outbuilding, Joachimstaler Straße 30, Berlin
Temporary Pieces
FLOWING TEARS GLISTEN, Light art festival ASCENTS, KulturRegion Stuttgart
Light Fall, To Water – into Light, Wismar *
Reflection, transportale, Berlin *
Dis-Appearance, Charité, Berlin *
Alkoven, to/after weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar *
Seven Rooms to Northwest, Herfurthsche Villa, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
House, Kunst-Werke, Berlin
Window, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin
220 m3 Red, SOMA, Berlin
SEEING RED, underground station Weinmeisterstraße, Berlin *

Selected Invited Competitions | Concepts
Europäisches Patentamt, Berlin
University Leipzig, fakulty educational sciences
Light installation for the coal mine Schlägel & Eisen, Herten
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Berlin
Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin
JKI, Bundesforschungsinstitut Dossenheim
Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), Dessau
88 Scott Public Art Program, Toronto
Art in the Petriviertel, Rostock
RBC WaterPark Place Public Art Project, Toronto
ConcordParkPlace Public Art Project, Toronto
German-Polish school, Warsaw
Forschungszentrum für Neurowissenschaften, Charité, Berlin
Airport Berlin-Brandenburg BER
Foyer, new building, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
Berlin State Library
Concord CityPlace Pedestrian Bridge Project, Toronto
New building Federal Intelligence Service, Berlin
Mapple Leaf Square, Toronto (with Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Ken Lum, Jenifer Steinkamp)
Bundesarchiv, Berlin (with Adam landscape architects, Potsdam)
New Opera – Water Project, Oslo
Schwale-Tunnel, Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster
Concept for the new subway station Moosacher St.-Martins-Platz, Munich
Concept Spielbudenplatz, international competition, Hamburg (with Caroline Raspé, architect)
Concept for the building of research, University Ulm
Photographs for 5 Windows, competition under the auspices of the enlarging of the Federal Court in Karlsruhe
Light-Signs, Concept for the lobby of the Paul-Löbe-House, German Bundestag, Berlin
(architect: Stephan Braunfels)

Monograph catalogues
Gunda Förster, Works 1995 - 2016, Gallery VON & VON, Nuremberg
Gunda Förster, NOISE, E.ON, München
- text: Gunda Förster, Nothing
Gunda Förster – H.W. & J. Hector Kunstpreis
, Hatje Cantz Verlag
- texts: Thomas Köllhofer, Crossing borders | Moritz Wullen
Book NOISE, Vice Versa Verlag, Berlin
- photographs: Gunda Förster
- texts: Ingeborg Bachmann, Samuel Beckett, Philippe Dubois, Ulmann M. Hakert,
Hans Dieter Huber, Aldous Huxley, Herman Melville, Paul Virilio, Moritz Wullen
White Noise | Dis-Appearance, Vedanta Gallery Chicago | Charité, Berlin
- texts: Alexander Tolnay, Light and perception
Ulmann M. Hakert, Contemplation
Gunda Förster – Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium
- text: Lars Loehn, At the moment of exposure
Red, Painting as Medium
, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
- text: Thomas Wulffen, Writing Red

Group Catalogues
SPOTLIGHTS – Light Art in Germany in the 21st century, Kunstmuseum Celle
Curiosity – Art & Pleasure of Knowing, Margate, Norwich, Dublin, Amsterdam
Showing, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
International Days of Light, Kunsthalle Winterthur
Trial Balloons, MUSAC, León, Spanien
Global Players – Contemporary Japanese and German artists,
BankArt, Yokohama | Ludwig Museum Aachen
Art Award LUX.US Lichtkunstpreis der Stadtwerke Lüdenscheid
To Water – into Light, Wismar
- text: Annie Bardon
Art Award 4. Marler Videoinstallationspreis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
être. les droits de l’homme à travers l’art, UNO | MAMCO, Genf
- text: Lars Müller
transportale, Berlin
- text: Gunda Förster
bilder*codes# \\ verstehen wir Bilder?, International Media Art Award, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Artificialities, Helmhaus Zürich, Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel
- text: Oliver Kielmayer
Rethinking – Space • Time • Architecture, Jovis Verlag, Berlin
orientale 1, ACC Galerie Weimar
- texts: Gunda Förster, Peter Herbstreuth
Lichtmarken 2001, Pasinger Fabrik, Munic
Dia | Slide | Transparency, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
- text: Peter Funken
Lightning, Neues Museum, Weimar
- text: Ulmann M. Hakert
After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
- text: Ulmann M. Hakert, Dialectic Shock
Made in Berlin, House of Cyprus, Athens, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete
- texts: Ulmann M. Hakert, Peter Herbstreuth
98 Prix Whanki, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea
Korrespondenzen – Correspondences, Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin |
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
- text: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Private view of things
S/Light,
Malmö Konstmuseet
German Art Award 1996/97, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Strukturen der Malerei, Reichshof Leipzig
junger westen '95, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
SOMA in Bethanien, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin
Picture – Painting, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin
- text: Peter Herbstreuth
SEEING RED, U-Bahnhof underground station Weinmeisterstraße, Berlin (edition)
- text: Hanna Lenz

Selected bibliography
Jenseits der Stille, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Feuilleton, 22.03.2014
Noire et pourtant lumineuse, MONOPOL, Magazin für Kunst und Leben, 2010
Ulrich Paul, Bunt, bunter, Bundestag, Berliner Zeitung, 21.07.2010
Stefan Kesselhut, Etwas Leichtes, Flüchtiges, Vergängliches, Das Parlament, 01.11.2010
Jennifer Allen, Zeigen, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Zitty 15.12.2009
Oliver Kielmayer, Leerstellen, Kunst-Bulletin Sommer 2004
Ralf Christofori, Malerin des Lichts, Der Tagesspiegel, 20.08.2004
Manfred Heinrich, Sehen ist Bewegung, fotoforum # 01/2004
Michael Stoeber, Malen mit Licht, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 27.10.2001
Christiane Fricke, Dia | Slide | Transparency, Kunstforum # 153, 01-03/2001
orientale 1 – Recherchen, Expeditionen, Handlungsreisen, Kunst-Bulletin # 09/2001
Peter Herbstreuth, After the Wall, Kunst-Bulletin # 12/2000
Peter Herbstreuth, The Paul Maenz Collection in the Neues Museum Weimar, Flash Art # 39, 03-04/1999
Peter M. Bode, Blitz in Weimar: Neue Kunst für die Stadt der Klassiker, ART # 01/1999
Jürgen Henne, Technik, Geratter und Dia-Flut – Entrinnen unmöglich, Leipziger Volkszeitung, 20.01.1999
Gabi Czöppan, Modern Art in Weimar, FOCUS # 53
Peter Herbstreuth, Keine Angst vor Blitzgewitter, Der Tagesspiegel, 17.12.1998
Bernhard Schulz, Im Kopf zu vollenden, Der Tagesspiegel, 24.09.1998
Michael Nungesser, Junge Kunst aus Schottland und Berlin im Martin Gropius Bau,
die tageszeitung, 13.09.1997
Peter Herbstreuth, Three Events for Contemporary Art: Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam, nach weimar (to weimar – after weimar) in Weimar, NowHere in Humlebaek, Atelier – Magazine of International Art # 831, 11/1996
Thomas Wulffen, Strukturen der Malerei, Kunstforum # 134, 05-09/1996
Peter Herbstreuth, Die Farbe Rot, Im Gespräch, Der Tagesspiegel, 11.06.1996
Peter Herbstreuth, Malerei als Medium, Kunstforum # 133, 02-04/1996
Hermann Pfütze, Positionen zur Malerei in Berlin, Kunstforum # 131, 08-10/1995
Peter Herbstreuth, Arrangert for å bli skutt, Hyperfoto / Norwegen # 04/1995 - # 01/1996
Peter Herbstreuth, Bild und Malerei in der Galerie Wohnmaschine, Kunst-Bulletin # 11/1995
Thomas Wagner, Die Bilder kommen, die Bilder gehen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16.11.1995
Petra Welzel, Das Unwirkliche realisieren: 220m3 Rot – Gunda Försters Lichtspiel in der Galerie SOMA, die tageszeitung, 17.05.1995
Peter Herbstreuth, Underground Station Weinmeisterstrasse, Flash Art # 181, 03-04/1995
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Berlin: ROT SEHEN, Kunstforum # 128, 10-12/1994

Teaching (selection)
professorship Art in the context of Architecture and Design, University of Applied Sciences Wismar
guest professorship Leibniz University Hannover
Light, university Kassel, architecture department – guest critic and lecture
Light – Colour – Space, Technical University, Berlin – lecture und workshop
The Light in art & architecture, Technical University, architecture department, Berlin –
lecture und workshop
Transformations, Kunsthochschule Berlin – lecture und workshop
The aesthetial und functional quality of materials und medias, Technical University, architecture department, Berlin – lecture und workshop

Lectures | Panel discussions (selection)
Image – Object – Space, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee – lecture
Art in the context of Architecture and Design, University of Applied Sciences Wismar – lecture
Transformations, Leibniz Universität Hannover – lecture
Art in the context of aesthetic thinking and teaching, Burg Giebichenstein – Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle – lecture
Light – Space – Photography – Painting, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg – lecture
About promotion of artists, Enquete-commission culture in Germany, German Bundestag, Berlin – lecture
Light – Photography – Architecture, Leibniz Universität Hannover – lecture
Video – Photography – Light – Space, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln – lecture
Photography – Light – Painting, Fachhochschule Bielefeld – lecture
Sharpness and blur, light and shadows in the pieces of Gunda Förster,
discussion with Dr. Moritz Wullen, Director of Art Library Berlin in the Gallery Wäcker & Jordanow, Munic
Public space: lighting design!, symposium in the Centre for International Light Art in Unna – lecture und panel discussion
The promotion of artists, Enquete-commission culture in Germany, German Bundestag, Berlin – lecture und panel discussion
Light – Photografy – Architecture, framework, Berlin – lecture
Characters – project for a glass cube, framework, Berlin – lecture
Award winners in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein – lecture
FACE - FATE - FAKE, my permanent piece Lightning at Neues Museum Weimar,
Bauhaus Academy | Neues Museum Weimar – lecture
What connects art with architecture? – panel discussion with Vittorio M. Lampugnani,
Fritz Neumeyer, Claudia Büttner, Magnus-Haus, Berlin
Art in the context of architecture, symposium Interferences, State Academy of Art + Design Stuttgart – lecture und panel discussion
About light in painting, sculpture, architecture, Reichshof Leipzig – lecture