A.R. Penck

Biography

1939

Born on October 5 in Dresden as Ralf Winkler

1953 - 1954

Studied painting and drawing with Jürgen Böttcher

1956

Unsuccessfully applied to multiple art academies in Dresden and East

Berlin. As a self-taught artist he began to work on painting, sculpture, film

writing and music.

1969

Uses from now on the Pseudonym A.R. Penck

1975

First major Retrospective at Kunsthalle Bern

1976

Awarded the Will Grohmann Prize of the Academy of Arts in West Berlin

1980

Emigrated from East Berlin to Kerpen near Cologne

1981

Received the Rembrandt Prize by the Goethe Foundation in Basel

1985

Awarded the Artist's Prize by the city of Aachen

1987

Received the NORD/LB prize for art

1989

Became professor at the Academy of Art, Düsseldorf


2017

Died in Zurich on May 2.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

"A.R. Penck, Fondation Maeght", St. Paul de Vence

2016

"A.R. Penck: Neue Arbeiten", Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf

"A.R. Penck: Early Works", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"A.R. Penck: Arbeiten auf Papier", Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf

"Meister der Strichmännchen", Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg, Germany

"A. R. Penck: System, Signal, Störung. Werke aus der Sammlung Beckmann",

Neues Museum Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg, Germany

2015

"A.R. Penck. Early Works", Michael Werner Gallery, London, England

"A.R. Penck Skulpturen", Neue & Alte Kunst Basel, Switzerland

"A.R. Penck. Between Light and Shadow", Michael Werner Gallery, New York, USA

"Artzuid 2015", International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

"A.R. Penck. Felt Works 1972-1995", Michael Werner Gallery, New York, USA

2013

"A.R. Penck. Eine Retrospektive", Akademie Galerie - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

"A.R. Penck. New Paintings", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"A.R. Penck. New Paintings", Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf

"ARTZUID 2013. Internationale Sculptuur Biennale", Amsterdam

2012

"A.R. Penck", Cardi Black Box, Mailand

"A.R. Penck. New Paintings", Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne

2011

"A.R. Penck", Artis Causa, Thessaloniki

"A.R. Penck", Galerie Noah, Augsburg

2010

"A.R. Penck", Kunsthalle Rostock

"A.R. Penck. Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft", Museum Ludwig, Cologne

2009

"A.R. Penck", Museum Weserburg, Bremen

"A.R. Penck. New System Paintings", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2008

"A.R. Penck: Peinture, Système, Monde", Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

"Sein und Wesen – Der unbekannte Penck", Städtische Galerie Dresden

"A.R. Penck. Paintings from the Eighties", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2007

"A.R. Penck: Der Begriff Modell", Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg

"A.R. Penck. Retrospektive", Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M.

"A.R. Penck. Retrospektive", Kunsthalle zu Kiel

"A.R. Penck. Paintings from the Sixties", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2006

"A private view", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

2005

"A.R. Penck. Retrospective 1978 – 2002. Paintings and Sculpture", Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

"Abstraktion als Methode. Neue Bilder von A.R. Penck", Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

"A.R. Penck. Constructions", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2004

"A. R. Penck. Paintings from the Seventies", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"A.R. Penck", Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

"A.R. Penck – Constructions", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2003

"A.R. Penck. Jenseits der Kriege. Bilder aus dem Jahr 2002", Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

"A.R. Penck. Weltsicht 1968 – 2002", Museum Küppersmühle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg

2002

"Ralf Winkler. Frühe Arbeiten. Bilder und Zeichnungen aus einer Dresdener Privatsammlung", Galerie im Schloss Wiligrad, Kunstverein Wiligrad e.V., Lübstorf

"Recent Paintings", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"A.R. Penck – Druckgraphik aus eigenem Bestand des MOG Regensburg", Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg

2001

"A.R. Penck. Frühe Bilder. Dauerleihgaben aus Privatbesitz", Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

1999-2000

"A.R. Penck. Erinnerung, Modell, Denkmal. Bronzeskulpturen 1984-1998", Wanderausstellung: Städtische Museen Heilbronn; Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.; Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe

1997

"A.R. Penck. German Darkness and Contemporary Symbol", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

"A.R. Penck", The Museum of Art, Kochi

1996

"A.R. Penck", Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City

1995

"A.R. Penck. Tekeningen, Schilderijen, Sculpturen, 1962-1990", Museum Het Domein, Sittard

"A.R. Penck. Zeichnungen der Jahre 1965-1978. Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen", Städtisches Museum in der alten Post, Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr

1992

"A.R. Penck in Dresden. Analyse einer Situation", Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister im Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

1991

"A.R. Penck. Tekeningen, schilderijen, beelden en keramiek uit de collecties Visser / Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures, and Ceramics from the Visser Collections", Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1990

"A.R. Penck. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen", Bielefelder Kunstverein e.V.

"A.R. Penck. Opere Recenti", Galleria in Arco, Turin; Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas

1989

"A.R. Penck", Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall

1988

"A.R. Penck", Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

"A.R. Penck. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen", Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover

"Tekeningen: A.R.Penck", Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

1987

"A.R. Penck", Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

"A.R. Penck. The Northern Darkness. Recent Sculpture / New Painting", Orchard Gallery, Derry

"A.R. Penck. Zeichnungen und druckgraphische Werke im Basler Kupferstichkabinett", Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

"A.R. Penck in Cambridge", Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge

"A.R. Penck. >Was einem Emigranten durch den Kopf geht<", Galerie Springer Berlin

1985

"A.R. Penck. Mike Hammer Konsequenzen", Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

1984

Galerie Watari, Tokio

Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Mailand

"A.R.Penck. Bilder und Zeichnungen 1980-1982", Maeght Lelong, Zürich

Waddington Galleries, London

Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles

"The poetry of vision", The Guinness Hop Store, Dublin

"A.R. Penck. Recent Paintings", Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokio

1983

XVII. Bienal de São Paulo

1982

"A.R. Penck", Galerie Lucio Amelio, Neapel

"A.R.Penck. 45 Zeichnungen. Bewußtseinsschichten", Kunstmuseum Bonn

1981

"A.R. Penck", Kunstmuseum Basel

"A.R. Penck. Gemälde und Handzeichnungen", Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle Cologne

"α.Y. (a.r. penck) T. Standart-West", Kunsthalle Bern

1980

"α. Y. (A.R. Penck). Verwandlung eines DDR Bürgers in einen BRD-Bürger", Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

"A.R. Penck. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle", Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Schloß Morsbroich

1979

"A.R. Penck. Concept conceptruimte / Concept of Conceptual Space / Konzept Konzeptraum", Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1978-1979

"A.R. Penck. Y. Zeichnungen bis 1975", Wanderausstellung: Kunstmuseum Basel; Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur; Mannheimer Kunstverein; Museum Ludwig, Cologne

1975

"A.R. Penck. Penck mal TM", First Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bern

"A.R. Penck", Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

1973

"A.R. Penck. Installation. Paintings, Films, Books, Sound tapes, and photographic documentation", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax

"A.R. Penck", L'Uomo e l'Arte, Mailand

1972

"A.R. Penck. Training mit Standart", Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerpen

1971

"Zeichen als Verständigung – A.R. Penck", Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

1970

"A.R.Penck: erstes Training mit Standart", Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne (took place during 'Kunstmarkt Köln', 1970)

1968

"Deutsche Avantgarde 3: A.R. Penck, Bilder", Galerie Hake, Cologne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

"Animal Farm", The Brant Foundation, Connecticut,

"Rodin, L’exposition du Centenaire", la Réunion des musées nationaux, Grand Palais, Paris

2016

"Baselitz, Lüpertz, Penck, Immendorff", Gemeente Museum, The Hague

"Markus Lüpertz and A.R. Penck: in Dialogue", Lee Eugean Gallery, Seoul

"Flora, Fauna and Other Forms of Life", Michael Werner Gallery, London

2015

"Post-Germanic Expressions: Gift from Michael Werner", The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

"Cobra and its Legacy", Blum and Pow, Los Angeles

"Cover Art – eine aussterbende Gatting? ", Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg

2014

"The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the present", Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA, Moscow, Russia Art Brussels, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Brussels, Belgium


"Germany Divided: Baselitz and his Generation", British Museum, London, UK

"Nachtbilder", Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne

"Le bas-relief dans tous ses états", Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve / LOFT 19, Paris, France

2013

"Les aventures de la vérité", Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

"Art Brussels", Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Brussels, Belgium


"Infinity – Neoexpressionism / Contemporary Art", Zhan Zhou Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

"Wenn Wünsche wahr werden", Kunsthalle Emden

"Genius Loci. Contemporary Masters. Düsseldorfer Akademie nach 1945", Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf

"Immendorff. Penck. Lüpertz. Artworks from a Private Collection", Städtische Galerie im Leeren Beutel, Regensburg

"Penck, Lüpertz, Kirkeby: L’expression gravée", Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg

2009

"Art of Two Germanys: Cold War Culture", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

2008

"Series Drawings", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"A Sculpture Show", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2007

"Auswahl, Galerie Michael Werner", Cologne

2006

"Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck", Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

"Back an White: Drawings for Summer", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

"Penck and Baselitz from Beyeler", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2005

"Beautiful Cynicism", Arario Beijing, Beijing, China

"A. R. Penck, Per Kirkeby, Markus Lüpertz", Gallery W52, New York, USA

"Correspondences: Drawings Past and Present", Michael Werner Gallery, New York with Colnaghi, London

"Works on Paper", Michael Werner Gallery, New York

2004

"Happy Birthday! ", Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France Winter show, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France

2000

"Accrochage d’hiver - Papiers contemporains II", Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France

1997

"La sculpture des peintres", Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

1994

"German Art, Aspekte deutscher Kunst 1964-1974", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Paris

1992

"DOCUMENTA 9", Kassel, Germany

1990

"Le Désenchantement du monde", Villa Arson, Nice, France

1989

"Zeitgenössische deutsche Malerei", National Museum of contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1988

"Skulptur, Usine Fromage - École dʼArchitecture de Normandie", Darnétal (France), ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1986

"La nouvelle peinture allemande dans la collection Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle", Musée Saint-Pierre art contemporain, Lyon, France

"Raumbilder in Bronze : Per Kirkeby, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck", Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany

1984

"41th Venice Biennale", with Lothar Baumgarten, Venice, Italy

1983

"Expressions – New art from Germany: Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Markus Lüpertz, A.R Penck", Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA

1982

"DOCUMENTA 7", Kassel, Germany

1979

"Zeichnen Setzen Durch Zeichnen : Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Antonius Hockelmann, Palermo, A. R. Penck, Walter Pichler, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer, Tomas Schmit", Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

1977

"DOCUMENTA 6", Kassel, Germany

1972

"DOCUMENTA 5", Kassel, Germany

1954

Exhibition at Puschkinhaus Dresden (with Dierske, Graf, Herrmann and Makolies)

1961

"Annual exhibition", West Berlinʼs Art Academy, Berlin, Germany

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