Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (German, 1962)

Timeline

1899
Born 17 November in Osnabrück
1919
Studied interior design, sculpture and architecture at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Decorative Arts) and the Technische Hochschule, Hanover
1924
Studio in the house of the Kestner Gessellschaft. Founded Gruppe K together with Hans Nitschke. First met Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp and Theo Van Doesburg. Became a member of Der Sturm in Berlin.
1925
Became a member of De Stijl. Met Vantongerloo, Brancusi, Man Ray and Tristan Tzara in Paris.
1927
Founder member (together with Kurt Schwitters and Carl Buchheister) of Die Abstakten Hannover, and an association of commercial designers, the Ring Neuer Werbegestalter
1932
Founder member of Abstraction Creation, Paris. Married Ilse Leda.
1936–1937
Lived in Berlin
1937–1938
Period of residence in Switzerland
1938
Moved to Amsterdam, met Max Beckmann
1944
Became the founder and editor of the Editions Duwaer series Konkrete Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel
1953
Awarded a prize at the II. Biennale in Sao Paolo
1952–1954
Appointed lecturer at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam to teach on "Colour as a spatial element in architecture"
1954
Appointed Director of the Department of Visual Communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm
1955
Awarded the Justus-Moser Medal by the city of Osnabrück
1962
Died in Ulm on 19 December

Exhibitions

2001
"Naum Gabo, Georges Vantongerloo, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart: Works on Paper," Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1999
Geburtstag, Ulmer Museum
1999
"Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart zum 100. Geburtstag, Hommage a Vordemberge-Gildewart," Museums und Kunstverein, Osnabrück
1996–1997
"Retrospektive Vordemberge-Gildewart," IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia and Museum Wiesbaden
1991
"Typographie Kann unter Umständen Kunst sein, Vordemberge-Gildewart: Typographie und Werbegestaltung," Landesmuseum Wiesbaden; Sprengel Museum Hannover; Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
1991
"Arbeiten auf Papier," Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss
1987–1988
"Die Abstrakten Hannover. Internationale Avantgarde 1927-35," Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
1986
"Drawings and Collages 1920-1960," Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1986
"Collages-Drawings-Photomontages, 1919-1949," Carus Gallery, New York
1985
"Gemälde, Collagen, Werkskizzen-Bauplastik-Typographie," Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
1982
"Collages and Reliefs 1910-1945," Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1979–1980
One-man exhibitions at Kulturgeschichtliches Museum, Osnabrück; Quadrat Moderne Galerie, Bottrop; Kunstmuseum Hannover mit Sammlung Sprengel; Städtische Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; Galerie & Edition Schlegl, Zürich and La Boetie Gallery, New York
1974–1975
One-man exhibitions at Galerie Chauvelin, Paris; Annely Juda fine Art, London; Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich and Geneva; Ulmer Museum; Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster
1974
"De Stijl, Cercle et Carre 1917-30," Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
1973
One-man exhibitions at Galleries in Livorno, Genoa, Turin and Basle
1972
One-man exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bremen and Galleria del Milione, Milan
1972
"Retrospective 1924-1962," Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1971–1972
"The Non-Onjective World 1924-39," Galerie Jean Chauvelin, Paris; Annely Juda Fine Art, London, Galleria Milano, Milan, Galerie Liatowitsch, Basle
1971
One-man exhibitions at La Boetie Gallery, New York and Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
1971
"Beckmann,Vordemberge-Gildewart, Fiedler in Amsterdam," Kunsthistorisch Institut der Universitat Amsterdam
1970
One-man exhibitions at Galerie Muller, Cologne; Galerie Furneisen-Droscher, Hamburg; Galerie im Etker, St Gallen, Galerie 58, Rapperswil; Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim
1969
Parallel exhibition to "Konstruktive Kunst: Elemente und Prinzipien" (1969 Nuremberg Biennale) at Galerie Teufel, Koblenz (together with Carl Buchheister and Adolf Fleischmann)
1969
"Kunst unserer Zeit: Die Sammlung Wolf und Ursula Hermann," Kunsthalle Bremen
1968
One-man exhibition at Galerie im Hause Behr, Stuttgart
1968
"De Stijl," Camden Arts Centre, London
1968
"Plus by Minus: Today's Half-Century," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
1968
"Collagen aus sechs jahrzenten," Frankfurter Kunstverein
1968
"Acquisitions of the 1930s and 1940s," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1968
"Die Geschichte der Collage," Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zürich
1967
One-man exhibitions at Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1965–1966
One-man exhibitions at Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milan and Galleria del Levante, Rome; Haags Gemeetemuseum, The Hague; Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam; Galerie 58, Rapperswil
1963
One-man exhibitions at Ulmer Museum and Kunstkabinett Klihm, Munich
1963
"10-international Avantgarde 1927-29," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1962
"Die Zwanziger Jahre in Hannover," Kunstverein Hannover
1960
"Konkrete Kunst: 50 Jahre Entwicklung," Helmhaus, Zürich
1957–1959
One man exhibitions in Hagen, Kaiserslautern, Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, Hamburg and Freiburg im Breisgau
1957
"Malende Dichter - dichtende Maler," Kunstverein St Gallen
1956
"Vordemerge-Gildewart, Albers, Glarner," Kunsthaus Zürich
1955
"Werke aus den Jahren 1923-1954," Kunstverein Ulm, Ulmer Museum
1952
"De Stijl: 1917-32," XXVI Venice Biennale
1951
"De Stijl," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1949
"L'Art Abstrait, ses Origines, ses Premiers Maitres," Galerie Maeght, Paris
1948
"3e Salon des Realites Nouvelles," Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
1946
"1er Salon des Realites Nouvelles," Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
1944
"Konkrete Kunst," Kunsthalle Basel
1942
"Inaugural Exhibition," Art of this Century Gallery, New York
1939
"Réalités Nouvelles, 2e Exposition," Galerie Charpentier, Paris
1939
"Art of Tomorrow: Collection of Non-Objective Paintings," Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
1938
Modern German Art, New Burlington Gallery, London
1938
Abstracte Kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1938
Kunstzaal Kleykamp, The Hague
1938
"Entartete Kunst," (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Berlin
1937
"Konstruktivisten," Kunsthalle Basel
1934
One-man exhibition at Bragaglia Fuori Commercio, Rome and Galleria del Milione, Milan
1931
"4e Salon des Artistes Independants Bordelais. Peinture Section," Orangerie, Bordaux.
1930
"Vision und Formgesetz," Galerie Ferdinand Moller, Berlin
1930
First international exhibition of "Cercle et Care," Galerie 23, Paris
1929
First one-man exhibition at Galerie Povolozky, Paris
1929
"Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerie und Plastik," Kunsthaus Zürich
1927
"Wege und Richtungen der Europäischen Malerei," Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim
1926–1927
"International Exhibition of Modern Art," Societé Anonyme, Brooklyn Museum, New York
1925
"Grobe Berliner Kunstausstellung. Abteilung Die Abstraken," Am Lehrter Bahnhof, Berlin
1924
Exhibition of Gruppe K in Kestner Gesellschaft. Hanover