Timeline

1966
Born in Hanover, Germany
1983–1989
Academy of Fine Arts, Kassel, Germany
1990–1991
DAAD Scholarship, Barcelona
1993
Scholarship Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1998
Scholarship Hessische Kulturstiftung
2003
Scholarship Villa Arson, Nice, France
2006
Visiting Professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva
2008
Art Award of the City of Wolfsburg
Lives and works in Berlin

Exhibitions

2010–2011
Let's Dance, MAC/VAL Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2010
The end of the world as we know it, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France
2010
Celebration, Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2010
The Berlin Box Kunsthalle Andratx/CCA, Mallorca, Spain
2009
Dogmafreier Raum, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
Thema verfehlt, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany (solo)
2008–2009
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
2008
Daydreams & Dark Sides, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2008
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
2008
Tonight forget about your Houses and Cars, Union, London, UK
2008
Thema verfehlt, Kunstpreis der Stadt Wolfsburg Kunstpreisträger - Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst
2008
Prognosefehler, Team Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008
Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2008
Gott und ich wir wissen’s schon, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2008
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
2007
Neverend in Everland, Union Gallery, London (solo)
2007
Nonvillages et Ouivillages, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Exposures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2007
Hamsterwheel, Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse, Toulouse, France / Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
2007
Foodscape, Solares Foundation, Parma, Italy
2007
Cosmic Dreams, Centro Cultural Andratx - CCA, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2007
Delicious, Sylvie Fleury, Bernhard Martin, Tom Sachs, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2006
Verpasste Gelegenheiten, Arario Museum, South Korea (solo)
2006
Spiel, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2006
Brennholz+Ravioli, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
2006
Full House, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2006
partenaire/particulier, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France
2006
Big City Lab, cur. Friederike Nymphius, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin , Germany
2006
Blind Date, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Museum Moderne Kunst, Passau, Germany
2005
Lichtkunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005
Passion beyond reason / Wallstreet One, curated by Gerold Miller and Gerwald Rockenschaub, Berlin, Germany
2005
Von Bild // zum Bild, museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2005
Max Ernst und die klassische Moderne, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2005
Security Check-Painting after Romanticism, curated by Florian Illies, Arndt+Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
2005
Villa Arson, Nice, France (solo)
2005
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2004
Bahnhofsviertel, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2004
The future has a silver lining, Migrosmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
2004
TV Today, Montevideo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004
Direkte Malerei, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2003
Gartencenter, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2003
My way home, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2003
Drawings, Unlimited Contemporary Art Athens, Greece (solo)
2003
New works, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2003
selected paintings, Max Wigram MW projects, London, UK
2003
Lee 3 Tau Ceti Central Armory Show, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2003
cartoon, Riva Gallery, New York, USA
2003
small works, Max Wigram projects, London
2003
deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2003
How high can you fly, Kunsthaus Glarus
2003
Final Cuts, Union, London
2002
Ich zeige Ihnen gerne meinen Nassbereich, MAMCO Genève, Genf (solo)
2002
Né un 3 septembre, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
2002
Die Kunst des Festes, Brixen/ South Tyrol, Italy
2002
Dark Spring, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
2001
I love Dijon, nouvelles scène, le consortium, Dijon, France
2001
Tirana Biennale I, Tirana, Albania
2001
over, Unlimited, Athens, Greece
2001
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2001
softcore, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
2001
PS.1, MOMA, New York, USA (solo)
2001
Futterstadl, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
2000
Puderdöschen, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2000
Ein|räumen, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2000
Back to Kassel, Kunstverein Kassel, Kassel, Germany
2000
Voilà - le monde dans la tete, Musée D´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
2000
Camping-Camping, Volksbad, Nuremberg, Germany
1999
Zeichnungen, Galerie Almut Gerber, Cologne, Germany
1999
Das Lachen des Ovid, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1999
Sympathicus, Städtisches Museum am Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
1999
Surprise I, Kunstraum B2, Leipzig, Germany
1999
D`anys collaterals, Galerie Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
1999
Members Only, Junge Kunst e.V., Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1999
D'Anys col.laterals, Galerie Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
1999
Members Only, Junge Kunst Wolfsburg, Germany
1998
untitled job getting image 1, Galerie Almut Gerber Cologne, Germany
1998
untitled job getting image 2, Serge Ziegler Galerie Zurich, Germany
1998
Untitled Job getting Image I, Galerie Almut Gerber, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1998
Untitled Job getting Image II, Serge Ziegler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1997
Health Pack, Galerie Voges + Deisen Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1996
Al Dente, ID Galerie Düsseldorf, Germany
1995
Ein Bad in der Menge, Galerie Siegfried Sander Kassel, Germany

Literature

2009
Bernhard Martin - Thema verfehlt, Dumont Verlag
2006
New German Painting, Ed. Christoph Tannert, Prestel, Munich/New York
2006
Kunst Station Berlin, Ed. Mark Gisbourne (photos Jim Rakete), Knesebeck, Munich
2006
Berlin Art Now, Ed. Mark Gisbourne (photos Jim Rakete), Thames Hudson, London/Abrams New York
2005
vom bild // zum bild. Metamorphosen, Ed. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Anton Pustet, Salzburg
2005
Bernhard Martin – Touch of Charme, Villa Arson, Nice, essays by Laurence Gateau, Heike Munder, Marc Gisbourne, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
2004
Spur 04, The cheap Champagne issue-X, Material Verlag, Hamburg
2004
Fest Kunst, Folio Verlag, Vienna/Bozen
2004
Not Afraid, Rubell Family Collection, Phaidon, London
2003
deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Ed. Nicolaus Schafhausen, Lukas & Sternberg, New York/Berlin
2002
Dark Spring, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, essays by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vanessa J. Müller, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal