Stephan Balkenhol (German, b.1957) is a contemporary sculptor born in West Germany, and best known for his representational works carved out of wood. While attending the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg from 1976 until 1982, he studied closely with Ulrich Rückreim (German, b.1938). Balkenhol’s totem-like sculptures, which are reminiscent of Folk Art and recall medieval carving techniques, expand the traditional role of the statue by featuring everyday people rather than celebrated historical figures. Balkenhol uses a variety of woods, including poplar and Douglas fir, and crafts his works out of single blocks of wood using hammers, power saws, and chisels. The sculptures, often representing men, women, and animals and featuring serene, expressionless faces, have been interpreted as an exploration of the relationship between the figures themselves and the spaces or locations they occupy. In the mid-1980s, Balkenhol began taking on commissions for outdoor works, and as part of a noteworthy display, he installed two of his sculptures on London’s River Thames by placing one on a buoy and another near Blackfriars Bridge. While some of Balkenhol’s early works were nudes, he began rendering them in plain clothing—most often white shirts and black pants or plain dresses—in order to avoid any unintended allegorical interpretations. His art has been exhibited at institutions around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among many others. Balkenhol currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Meisenthal, France.

Timeline

1957
Born in Fritzlar/Hessen, Germany
1976–1982
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg
1983
Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium
1986
Arbeitsstipendium der Freien und Hansestadt, Hamburg
1989
Förderpreis zum Internationalen Preis des Landes, Baden-Würtemberg
Lives and works in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Meisenthal (France);
Since 1992: Professor at Akademie für Bildende Künste, Karslruhe

Exhibitions

2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg (solo)
2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Lucembourg
2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (solo)
2014
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2014
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany (solo)
2014
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2013
Zeichnungen, Wetzlaer Kunstverein, Wetzlar (solo)
2013
Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Mailand (solo)
2013
Galerie Johnen, Berlin (solo)
2013
Gestaltung des Richard-Wagner-Denkmals, Leipzig (solo)
2013
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2013
The Art of the Present, Helga de Alevear Collection, Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain
2013
Truth, ESMoA, Los Angeles, USA
2013
Je t'aime... moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
2013
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)
2013
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (solo)
2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2013
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2013
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2013
Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (solo)
2013
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2012
Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, Paris, France
2012
Re-opening, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2012
The Drawing Room, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2012
The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
2012
Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel, Germany (solo)
2012
Galerie Thadäus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
2012
Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2012
Luce Gallery, Turin (solo)
2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2012
Kirche Sankt Elisabeth, Kassel (solo)
2012
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxemburg (solo)
2012
Monica De Cardenas Galleria, Mailand (solo)
2012
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (solo)
2012
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2012
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
2011
Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2011
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
2011
Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany (solo)
2011
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011
Halle Verriere, Meisenthal, France (solo)
2011
Salzburger Festspiele, Karl-Böhm-Saal, Salzburg (solo)
2011
Chateau de Malbrouck, Manderen (solo)
2011
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2011
Burg Malbrouck, Frankreich (solo)
2011
Twenty Years of Presence, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2011
Art Set Free, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2011
Melting Point, Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
2011
Stephan Balkenhol and The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2010–2011
Musée de Grenoble, Frankreich (solo)
2010
Nosbaum & Reding, Wiltheim, Luxemburg (solo)
2010
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (solo)
2010
Monica de Cardenas, Mailand (solo)
2010
Stephan Balkenhol, Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
The Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland (group)
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2009–2010
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2009
Sempre più, Forum Romanum, Rom (solo)
2009
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (solo)
2009
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2009
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig (solo)
2009
Un Segno nel Foro di Cesare, curated by L. Pratesi, Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Stephan Balkenhol, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Eva Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, Trepanierbaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
On Paper, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
Stephan Balkenhol, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2008
Antiquariat Gundel Gelbert, Köln (solo)
2008
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam (solo)
2008
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (solo)
2008
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2008
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich (solo)
2008
Stephan Balkenhol Al Portico d’Ottavia, Valentina Bonomo, Roma (solo)
2008
Skulpturen Reliefs Zeichnungen, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
2008
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA,
Paixons Privadas, Visions Publicas Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
ARCO 08, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2007–2008
Stephan Balkenhol, Monica de Cardenas Galleria, Milano (solo)
2007–2008
Stephan Balkenhol, Dörrie/Priess, Hamburg (solo)
2007–2008
Wolfsberg, The Platform for Executive & Business Development, Ermatingen (solo)
2007
Stephan Balkenhol, New Works, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2007
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Schöttle, München (solo)
2007
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Reliefs, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and Goethe-Institut Tokyo (solo)
2007
Stephan Balkenhol, Tomi Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2007
Stephan Balkenhol, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Mailand (solo)
2007
Umraum, Stephan Balkenhol. Architektur und Objekt, Wenzel-Hablik-Museum, Itzehoe, Germany (solo)
2007
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2007
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (solo)
2007
Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany (solo)
2007
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2007
Museum Küppersmühle für moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany (solo)
2007
Sculptures and drawings, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm (solo)
2007
Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2007
New works, DEWEER ART GALLERY, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
Intersezioni 3: Balkenhol, Delwoye, Quinn al Parco Archeologico di Scolacium, Catanzaro
PAC, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Museum der Moderne Salzburg Moenchsberg
MKM Museum Kueppersmuehle fuer Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany (solo)
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
Galeri Artist, Istanbul (solo)
2006
ZOO, La Centrale Electrique/De Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels, Belgium
Ein gemeinsamer Ort, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
My world in your eyes, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul , Korea
Six Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Der erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)
Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany (solo)
Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland (solo)
Six Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Der erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Figures in the Field-Figurative sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago MCA, Chicago, IL
Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain (solo)
2006
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach (solo)
2006
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich (solo)
2006
Stephan Balkenhol. Holzskulpturen und Bilder, Ausstellung der Lippischen Gesellschaft für Kunst im Schloss Detmold, Detmold (solo)
2006
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)
2006
Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany (solo)
2006
Sieger des internationalen Wettbewerbs des Straßburger "Centre Européen d'Actions artistiques contemporaines" und ARTE über die Auftragsarbeit für die Skulptur „Giraffenmann“ vor dem ARTE-Gebäude, Straßburg (solo)
2005
Skulpturen und Reliefs | Sculptures and reliefs, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2005
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne (solo)
2005
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2005
Neue Skulpturen | New sculptures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (solo)
2005
Stephan Balkenhol – Esculturas, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla (solo)
2005
Zeichen des Glaubens, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol - the task of solitary man, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
The Blake Byrne Collection, MOCA GRAND AVENUE, Los Angeles, CA
My Favorite Things - Peinture en France, Musee d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Confrontations in Black-White-Transparent, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
21, Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Auktion 20, Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin, Germany
We can do it!, Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2004
15 year anniversary of Regen Projects, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Sonderaktion Graphiken und Buecher, Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany
Wer bietet mehr? - Fuenfzehn Jahre Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol - Neue Arbeiten / New works, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Bodily Space: Works from the Permanent Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Stephan Balkenhol, Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol / Christofer Kochs, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Stephan Balkenhol, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany
Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2004
Galeria OMR, Mexico City (solo)
2004
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (solo)
2004
Galeria Pepe Cobo Sevilla (solo)
2004
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig (solo)
2004
Dörrie/Priess, Hamburg (solo)
2004
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (solo)
2004
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany (solo)
2004
Monica de Cardenas, Milan (solo)
2003
Le Rectangle und Goethe Institut, Lyon (solo)
2003
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
2003
Skulpturen, Fotografien, Zeichnungen und Material | Sculptures, photographs, drawings and material, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2003
Galerie Ropac, Paris (solo)
2003
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2003
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm (solo)
2003
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Fotografien, Zeichnungen und Material, Sprengel-Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Le Rectangle, Lyon, France (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Durchgehend geoffnet, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden+Sammlung Frieder Burda Baden-Baden, Germany
Stadtische Galerie, Fellbach, Germany (solo)
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain (solo)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Galerie Loehrl, Moenchengladbach, Germany (solo)
Das Tier in Mir, Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, Germany
The Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2002
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
2002
Galerie MAI 36, Zurich
2002
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
2002
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
2002
Galeria Pepe Cobo Sevilla, Spain
2002
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel
2002
Installation, Begegnungsstätte Kleine Synagoge, Erfurt, Germany
2002
St. Louis Arts-Center, St.Louis, Missouri, USA (solo)
2002
Kunstverein Oldenburg, Germany (solo)
2002
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne (solo)
2002
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
2002
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2002
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Christian Hahn | with Christian Hahn) (solo)
2002
CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (solo)
2002
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo)
2002
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany (solo)
2002
The Contemporary Arts-Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (solo)
2002
Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (solo)
2001
Zeichnungen und Skulpturen | Drawings and sculptures, Kunstforum Bâloise, Basel (solo)
2001
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany (solo)
2001
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (solo)
2001
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig (solo)
2001
C.G.A.C., Santiago di Compostela (solo)
2001
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
2001
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
2001
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
2001
Parkett, Colaborations and Editions since 1984, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
De vereld tolgens Duitsland, Odapark, The Netherlands
Le cops mis a nu, Dorjon de Vez, France
Geometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Photografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum, Germany
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostella, Spain (solo)
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy (solo)
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (solo)
Johnson City Community College, Overland Park, KS (solo)
Doerrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Dogenhaus, Leipzig, Germany (solo)
Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany (solo)
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2000
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Stephan Balkenhol, Christian Hahn, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany
Back to Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Essensbilder, Galerie Dorrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany
1999
Szenenwechsel XV, MMK Frankfurt, Germany
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
1999
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam (solo)
1999
Bawag-Foundation, Vienna (solo)
1999
Sadler's Wells, London (solo)
1999
Galeria Civita di Trento, Trento, Italy (solo)
1999
Regen Projects, Los Angeles (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Itlay
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1998
Galerie Monica De Cardenas, Milan (solo)
1998
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich (solo)
1998
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (solo)
1998
Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
1998
Von-der-Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1998
The Arts Club of Chicago (solo)
1998
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit Rodney Graham | with Rodney Graham) (solo)
1998
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (solo)
1997
Belladonna,ICA, London; firstsite, Colchester, GB
1996
Das goldene Zimmer, Schmitter Media -Agentur/Deutsches Architektur-Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
1994
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol: Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Doerrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany
Summer Group Show, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington DC
1993
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen 1993, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
1992
Qui, Quoi, Ou?:Un regard sur l'art en Allemagne en 1992, Musee d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Double Identity, Galerie Johnen & Schoettle, Cologne, Germany
1991
Seven Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Six Ours pour Paris, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Paris, France
1990
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany
1989
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany
Sei Artisti Tedeschi, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy
1988
Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Exotische Welten - Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1987
Stephan Balkenhol: Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Moenchengladbach, Germany
1985
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, A.O.Kunstraum, Hamburg, Germany
1984
Stephan Balkenhol: Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Loehrl, Moenchengladbach, Germany
1983
Impulse I, Galerie Loehrl Moenchengladbach, Germany

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