Stephan Balkenhol

Born: Fritzlar, Germany, 1957
Lives and works Meisenthal, France

 

Professor at Akademie für Bildende Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1992


Education

1976-1982                
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany


Public Sculpture 

2020
Man with a Seagull Head, Le Havre, France

2019
Man with Tower Block, Toronto, Canada
Apparitions, Perret Buildings, Normandy, France (permanent) 

2018
Man with Cornucopia, Sneek, Netherlands
Man on a Seahorse, Rems, Waiblingen, Germany 

2017
Man with a Rose, Neuss, Germany 

2015
The big kneeling man, Hormann headquarters, Steinhagen, Germany 
Emma, Passeier promenade, Merano, Italy 

2014
Jean Moulin, Metz Station, Metz, France 

2012
Man in the Tower, Church of St. Elisabeth, Kassel, Germany 

2013
Richard Wagner, Leipzig, Germany
Big Head Column, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy 

2009 
Sempre più, Ceaser Forum, Rome, Italy
Balancing act, Axel Springer high-rise, Berlin
L'Homme à la Chemise rouge, Amiens, France

2007
Sphaera, Kapitelplatz, Salzburg cathedral, Austria 
Woman in the Rock, Toscaninihof, Salzburg, Austria
Everyman, Edinburgh City Council Offices, Edinburgh, Scotland

2006
Giraffe Man, Strasburg, France

2005
Four Large Figures, San Francisco, California, USA
Couple (Man and Woman), Marta Herford, Germany

2004
Man and Woman, Hamburg Central Library, Germany
New iron man, Tiergarten Kiev, Germany

2003
Couple, Blackfriars Bridge, London, England 

2002
Man with Deer, Hannover, Germany 

2001
Man with a Giraffe, Hagenbeck Zoo, Hamburg, Germany

2000
Man with Fish, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Man in deer antlers, Rantingen Angertal, Germany
Seamen’s arm, German Maritime Museum, Germany

1998
Big man with a little man, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany

1997
Man with arms outstretched, Kaufingerstraße, in front of the Kaufingertorpassage, Munich, Germany

1996
Man with Bird, Martinianleger, Bremen, Germany 
Large collumn figure, Senser Platz, Lörrach, Germany

1995
Chancel of the Bonhoeffer Church, Westhagen, Germany

1993
Four Men on Buoys, Hamburg-Altona, Elbe near Övelgönne, Hamburg-Bergedorf, Serrahn, Hamburg-Mitte, Outer Alster, near the Sechslingspforte and Hamburg-Harburg, Süderelbe, east of the June 17th Bridge, Germany
Man on his buoy, Amiens, France
Woman in the green dress, Amiens, France

1992
Man with white shirt and black pants, La Cartuja, Seville 
Man in the tower, Giessener Kunstweg, Germany
Man on his buoy, Amiens, France

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions (selected)

2023
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2022
König Gallery, St. Agnes Church, Berlin, Germany

2020
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (catalogue) 
Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Le Prévu et l'Imprévu, Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France

2019
Museum of Sepulchral Culture, Kassel, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol and Andreas Eriksson, Stephen Friedman Gallery at Ticolat Tamura, Hong Kong (two-person)

2018
Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (catalogue) 
Fabula, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2017
30 Years Stephan Balkenhol, Deweer Art Gallery, Brussels
Galerie Rüdinger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2016
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Palais Gogolevski, Moscow, Russia
Stephan Balkenhol and Philippe Cognée, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France (two-person)
Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2015
New Sculptures, Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Rüdinger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2014
Landes Museum, Linz, Austria
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxeumbourg  
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
Skulpturen, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany 

2013
Universe, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
alles gut!, Holger Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy 
Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany 
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, Wetzlarer, Germany

2012
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel, Germany
A Sign in the Forum of Caesar: Stephan Balkenhol more and more, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Unlimited Bodies: Corps Sans Limite, Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France

2011
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany 
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Kunstforum Würth, Turnhout, Belgium
Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
Chateau de Malbrouck, Lorraine, France
La Halle Verrière, Meisenthal, France
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia 
Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York City, USA 
New Works, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
L’Art et la Maniere, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
New Works, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Neue Skulpturen und Reliefs, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Dörrie Preiss, Hamburg, Germany
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2009 
Evan Penny & Stephan Balkenhol, Trepanierbaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada (two-person) 
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
On Paper, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Druckgrafik 1992-2008, Kunstverein Augsburg e.V., Augsburg, Germany
Galerie de l’Erban, Nantes, France 
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany 

2008        
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Akinci Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Works, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany 
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Valentina Bonomo Roma, Rome, Italy
Paixóns Privadas, Visións Públicas, Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2007                          
Dörrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany
Monica de Cardenas Galleria, Milan, Italy
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Kabinett Für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Sculptures and Drawings, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Wenzel Hablik Museum, Itzehoe, Germany
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
UMRAUM, Architektur und Objekt, Wenzel-Hablik-Museum, Itzehoe, Germany

2006                          
New Work, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
New Work, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria 
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Homme-girafe, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria and MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany (touring)

2005                          
CRG, Los Angeles, USA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Skulpturen und Reliefs, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka and Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan (touring, catalogue)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Galerie Johnin & Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium 

2004
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Galerie Lohrl, Monchengladbach, Germany
Dorrie & Priess, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie Mal 36, Zürich, Switzerland
Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany

2003                          
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Le Rectangle and Goethe Institute, Lyon, France
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Stephan Balkenhol und. . . , Stadtische Galerie Fellbach, Germany
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2002                         
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
Stephan Balkenhol: Installation, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Germany
Stadtverwaltung, Erfurt, Germany
Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Begegnungsstatte Kleine Synagoge Erfurt, Germany
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001                      

Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Monica DeCardenas, Milan, Italy
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland
C.G.A.C (Centre Galego de Arte Contemporaneo), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
OMR Gallery, Mexico-City, Mexico
Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Barbara Wein Verlag/Galerie Berlin: S.B-Photographien, Germany
Fries Museum, Leeuwaarden, The Netherlands
Museum de bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Germany

2000                         
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
The Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Bell Gallery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
St Louis Arts Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanéa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (catalogue)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland
Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Galerie Dörrie & Priess, Hamburg, Germany

1999                           
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Galleria Civica Di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
European Foundation for Sculpture, Parque Tournay Solvay, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Löhrl, Berlin, Germany
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, England 

1998                           
The Arts Club, Chicago, USA
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Skulpturen, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve; Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (touring)

1997                           
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

1996                           
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Strassbourg, C.E.A.A.C., France
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA
Saatchi Gallery, London, England 

1995                           
The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, USA
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 
Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA

1994                           
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (touring) 
Skulpturen, Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover, Germany
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Musée Departmental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechoouart, France; Musée des Beaux Arts, Haute-Normandie, France (touring)
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, German
Dörrie Priess, Hamburg, Germany

1993                           
Vier Männer auf Bojen, Elbe, Hamburg-Altona, Germany; Suderelbe, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany; Serrahn, Hamburg-Bergdorf, Germany; Aussenalster, Hamburg-Mitte Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany (touring) 
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

1992                           
Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris and Marseille, France
About Men and Sculpture, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1991                            
Six ours pour Paris, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Paris, France
Skulpturen im Stadelgarten, Städtische Galerie im Städel, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Germany and Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
Köpfe, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach; Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany; and Mannheim Kunstverein, Germany (touring) 
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1990
Zeichnungen 1990 und Entwürfe fur Skulpturen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

1989                           
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

1988                           
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany and Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

1987                           
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Braunschweig, Germany
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegen, Belgium

1985                           
Skulpturen, A.O. Kunstraum, Hamburg, Germany
Skulpturen, Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany

1984                           
Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2022
A Summer in Le Havre, Perret Buildings, Normandy, France

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

2019
A Cool Breeze, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Bêtes de scène, Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorge, France
A Summer in Le Havre, Perret Buildings, Normandy, France

2018
Neuerwerbungen Herbst, Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf, Germany
Abstract/ion, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works with 19 Themes, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan 

2017
Frauenzimmer, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany

2016
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Defining Sculpture, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Animalia, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England

2015
Figure on Display: Stephan Balkenhol and Jeff Wall, Leopold Hoesch Musuem, Duren, Germany
Inventory, Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
Space Age, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue) 

2014
Collector's Room #5 - Pleasure, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 

2013
The Art of the Present, Helga de Alevear Collection, Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain 
Truth, ESMoA, LA, California, USA
Je t’aime… moi non plus, Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Lost in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Art is beautiful but hard work too, Kunstabau, Munich, Germany 
Sotheby's, Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England

2012
Unlimited Bodies, Palais Diena, Paris, France
Re-opening, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Drawing Room, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

2011
Twenty Years of Presence, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 
Art Set Free, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Melting Point, Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Stephan Balkenhol and The Object of Observation (Changes by Being Observed), Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Zettels Traum, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Art of the Loom: 32 Tapestries woven on the looms of Mark Deweer’s factory, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
1985–2010, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Körper Codes, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
BLICKE und GESTEN: Porträts aus der Sammlung MJK – Malerei / Grafik / Plastik, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt am Oder, Germany

2010                          
Stephan Balkenhol – Alberto Giacometti, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany 
Idea and Object, Galerie Thaddaeus Roapc, Salzburg, Austria
Wings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria 
The Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland

2009
The Core Marrow of Art, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong
Fuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Austria
PastPresentFuture: Works from the UniCredit Art Collection, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria; toured to Palazzo della Regione, Verona, Italy and Yapi Credi Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Securities, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Sixty Years. Sixty Works. Art from the Federal Republic of Germany, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Seeing the Figure Anew: Selections from the Darrel and Marsha Anderson Collection, Orange Coast College Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa, California, USA

2008       
Listen Darling The World Is Yours, Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Center, Lisbon, Portugal
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
UPDATE, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium 
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

2007        
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, England
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
New Dimensions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Intersections 3: Balkenhol, Delwoye, Quinn al Parco Archeologico di Scolacium, Catanzaro, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Mönchsberg, Austria 
Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Milan, Italy 
New Work, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belguim 
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
New Work, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
UMRAUM , Architektur und Objekt , Wenzel-Hablik-Museum, Itzehoe, Germany 
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland 
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany 
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 
Passion Complex: Selected Works from the Albrigh-Knox Art Gallery, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanzawa, Japan

2006        
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, MCA Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria 
New work, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Der erste Blick-Die Sammlung GAG, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany

2005        
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Figur/Skulptur, Sammlung Essl-Kunst der Gegenwart Klosterneugeurg, Vienna, Austria
Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Large Drawings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Germany
The Blake Byrne Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
My Favorite Things!: Painting in France, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
21, Dogenahaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
We can do it!, Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia
New Sculptures, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2004                         
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, Germany
MIEDO–FEAR, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
Miedo, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

2003                          
Jetzt und hier–Die Sammlung Zeitgenosslscher Kunst, Museum Kurhaus Kleve –Ewald Mataré–Sammlung, Kleve, Germany
Inaugural Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Sculpture, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Rhons Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Sculpture project with Fiona Banner and David Batchelor, More London, London, England 
Durchgehend geöffnet, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2002        
Avant que la mer fut au monde, Rochechouart portoit les Ondes, Musée Départemental d’Art
Contemporain de Rochechouart, France
Das Tier in mir, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Photogenic, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Grünzeug, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Germany
Pop Art und die zeitgenössische Bildhauerkunst, Gerhard Marcks-Haus Bremen, Germany
Time-Space-Motion, Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

2001                          
De wereld folgens Duitsland, Odapark, The Netherlands
Fotografierte Bilder, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Geometrie & Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Germany 

2000
and if there were no stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland
Essensbilder, Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 
Back to Kassel, Kasseler-Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany 

1999
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Bawag Contemporary, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria 
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy 
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
Reality and Desire, Fundacíon Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

1998                           
Women, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Skulpturen, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany 
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA 
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

1997                           
FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France

1996
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, England
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland
Group Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

1995                           
Philip Akerman/Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Africus: Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
1995 Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

1994                           
Summer Group Show, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC, USA 
Das Jahrhundertder Multiple, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany 
The Day after Tomorrow: Lisbon, Cultural Capitol of Europe '94, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Still Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Ludwig’s Lust: Die Sammlung Irene und Peter Ludwig, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Germany
Gegenbilder, Installation at Lamberti Kirche, Münster, Germany 
NL Dordrecht: 51º 48-04º 40º, Dordrecht Kalkhaven, The Netherlands (catalogue)
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

1992                           
Doubletake, Hayward Gallery, London and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (touring) 
Die 29. Austellung, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Current Art in Public Spaces, Expo ’92, Seville, Spain 
Tiere, Galerie Dörrie & Priess, Hamburg and Galerie Tröster & Schlüter Frankfurt, Germany (touring)
Double Identity, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Post Human, FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain , Lausanne, Switzerland; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece and Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (touring)
Der gefrorene Leopard, Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany
Qui, Qui Ou?; Un regard sur l’art en Allemagne en 1992, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy 
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France 

1991                            
Tio ars ing konst I Hamburg 80/90, Malmö, Konstmuseet Malmö, Sweden
Ansichten von Figur in der Moderne Heilbronn, Deutschhof, Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany
Seven Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA 
Zeitgenössiche Kunst aus der Deutschen Bank: Skulptur, Zeichnug, Photographie, Erholungshaus der Bayer, AG, Leverkusen, Germany and Bozen Museum für Moderne Kunst and Hoechst, Galerie Jahrhunderthalle, Germany (touring)
Hamburg Abroad, European Visual Arts Centre, Ipswich, England

1990                          
A New Necessity, First Tyne International, Newcastle, England
Possible Worlds: Sculpture from Europe, ICA and Serpentine Gallery, London, England 
Prospekt 89, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
4. Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany
Sei Artisti Tedeschi, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy 
Das goldene Zimmer, Nymphenburger Schlosspark, Munich, Germany
Bremen Kunstpreis 1989, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis, Stadtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany 
Binationale: German Art of the Late 80s and American Art of the Late 80s, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; toured to Boston, MA, US and ICA and Museum of Fine Art Hamburg, Germany

1987                           
Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kampangelfabrik, Münster, Germany
Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Skulptur Projekt in Münster, Germany
A Choice: Contemporary Art from Europe, Kunstrai, The Netherlands
Et de la Sculpture, Park de la Pépiniere, Nancy, France
Exotische Welten-Europäische Phantasien, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Werner Kutz, Jan Vercrysse, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle Cologne, Germany
Theatergarten-Bestiarium, Kunstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich, Germany

1986                           
Jenisch-Park Skulptur, Jenisch Park, Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Momente-zum Thema Urbanitat, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany 
Stephan Balkenhol, L.Gerdes, E.Karnauke, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany 
Neue Deutsche Skulptur, Deweer Art Gallery and International Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen Otegem, Belgium 
Die Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendiaten, 15 junge Künstler, Darmstadt, Germany

1985
Die Stipendatiaten der Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Förderrungsstiftung, Brucke-Museum, Berlin, Germany
Skulptur in Hamburg, Landesvertretung der freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Bonn, Germany
Jenis Park Skulptur, Jenish Park, Kulterbehörde Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Germany

1983
Impulse I, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Publications (selected)

2020
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunstmuseum Walter, Augsburg, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Stephan Balkenhol, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany 
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England  

2018
Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 

2012
Stephan Balkenhol in Sankt Elisabeth, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Köln, Germany

2011
Stephan Balkenhol: Public, The Sculptures in Public Space 1984-2008, Hatje Cantz, Ostfidern, Germany

2010
Stephan Balkenhol, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Stephan Balkenhol, Actes Sud, Paris, France 

2009
Stephan Balkenhol, Sempre più..., Walther König, Cologne, Germany 
Fuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Le Rectangle, Centre D’Art De La Ville De Lyon; Goethe-Institut, Lyon, France

2008
Stephan Balkenhol, Deichtorhallen, Snoek Pub, Hamburg, Germany

2007        
Stephan Balkenhol, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

2006
Skulptur 06, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Le Rectangle, Centre D’Art De La Ville De Lyon; Goethe-Institut, Lyon, France
Stephan Balkenhol, Snoeck, Cologne, Germany

2005        
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen und Reliefs, The National Museum of Art, Osaka and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2004        
54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA    
More London Sculpture, More London Development Ltd.

2003                          
Stephan Balkenhol Photographien, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Le Rectangle, Centre D’Art De La Ville De Lyon; Goethe-Institut, Lyon, France

2002                        
The Photogenic: Photography through its Metaphors in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

2001
Stephan Balkenhol, Hans Werner Schmidt, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Vor Ort, Andreas Franzke, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Fries Museum, Leuwarden, The Netherlands      
Stephan Balkenhol, Archives: drawings and photos from 1977-200, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiagao, Spain

1999         
Stephan Balkenhol, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Stephan BalkenholJohnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Stephan BalkenholMai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

1998                           
Stephan Balkenhol Skulpturen, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

1997         
Open City, Change or Die, No. Five, New York, USA
Stephan Balkenhol, Editions Dis Voir, Paris, France

1996
Stephan Balkenhol at the Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Stephan Balkenhol Sculptures and Drawings, Cantz Verlag, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol, Plätze Orte Situationen, Cantz Verlag, text by Andreas Franzke
Stephan Balkenhol, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, CEAAC, Strasbourg, text by Neal Benezra, Paul Guérin, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann

1995                  
Kunst auf der Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, text by Lucius Grisebach
Africus: Johannesburg Biennale '95, Johannesburg, text by Klaus Gallwitz
Stephan Balkenhol: Drawings and Sculptures, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA

1994                           
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen, Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatloche Museum, Berlin, Germany
Eine ikonographische Interpretation Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Löhrl, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
Friedel, Helmut, The Day After Tomorrow: Lisbon Cultural Capital of Europe ’94, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Stephan Balkenhol, Musee Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Muniz, Vik, Stephan Balkenhol: Three Figures as Witness, Parkett, No. 43, Zurich, Berlin, New York, USA
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, Kalkhaven, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
NL Dordrecht: 51 degrees 48’-0 degree 40’, statement in English and Dutch by Stephan Balkenhol, reprinted from Volker Plagemann, Kunst im offentlichen Raum: Anstosse der 80er Jahre. Cologne, Germany
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium, Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

1993                           
Kalkhaven NL Dordrecht: 51 Grad 48'-0 Grad 40', Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, Dordrecht, The Netherlands 
Karl-Rottluff Stipendium, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol: Vier Männer auf Bojen, Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Germany
Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen 93, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium 

1992                           
Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, England
Stephan Balkenhol: Uber Menschen und Skulpturen/About Men and Sculpture, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands               

1991          
Possible Worlds, Stephan Balkenhol interview with Iwona Blazwick, James Lingwood and Andrea Schlieker, ICA/Serpentine Gallery, London, England 
Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin Fonds: Zeichnungen des 20. Jahrhundert, biography by Patricia Nussbaum, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland   
Stephan Balkenhol, text by Jorg Johnen, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen im Stadelgarten, Galerie in Stadel, Frankfurt/Main, Ursula Gzechca-Mohr, Stephan Balkenhol, Hamburg Abroad, text by Janis Mink, European Visual Arts Centre at Ipswich, Ipswich, England
Autonome Menschen, Jörg Johnen, Stephan Balkenhol, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

1990                          
Stephan Balkenhol, Zeichungen und Entwurfe fur Skulpturen 1990, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Possible Worlds: Sculpture from Europe, interview by Iwona Blazwick, James Lingwood and Andrea Schlieker, ICA/Serpentine Gallery London, England 
Stephan Balkenhol: Zeichnungen 1990 und Entwurfe fur Skulpturen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium 

1989                           
Die Umkerung von Pygmalions Traum, Gunter Gerken, Bremmer Kunstpreis ’89, Kunstverein und Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany
Sei Artisti Tedeschi, Gregori Magnani, Stephan Balkenhol, Castello di Rivara, Torino, Italy
Nymphenburger Schlosspark, organized by Kunstverein Munchen in co-operation with Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlosser, Garten und Seen, Munich, Germany
Das Goldene Zimmer, text by Rudiger Schottle, Kunstverein München, Cologne, Germany
Skulptur und Werkidee bei Stephan Balkenhol, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

1988                           
Stephan Balkenhol, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Stephan Balkenhol, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Deutsche Kunst der spaten 80er Jarhe, Rainer Crone, Stephan Balkenhol, David A. Ross, Jurgen Harten, Stadtische Kunsthalle und Kunstsammlung Nordrheim-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Germany
Binationale: German Art of the Late 80’s/American Art of the Late 80’s, interview by Marie Luise Syring and Christiane Vielhaber, Cologne: DuMont, Stadtisches Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Bezugspunkte im Werk von Stephan Balkenhol, Jeff Wall, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

1987         
E en keuze: Hedendaagse kunst uit Europa/A Choice: Contemporary Art from Europe, Kunstrai 1987, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephan Balkenhol, Anmerkungen zur Arbeit von Stephan Balkenhol, Wilhem Bojescul; Balkenhols Standbilder, Gerdes Ludger, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Menschen bidder von Gerhard Richter und Stephan Balkenhol, Gunther Gerken, Neue Kunst in Hamburg 1987, Hamburg, Germany

1985                           
Stephan Balkenhol- Skulpturen, Ulrich Ruckriem, Stephan Balkenhol, Ausstellungshallen Mathildenhöne, Darmstradt, Germany

1983                           
Impulse 1, Dietrich Helms, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Awards

2016 
Honorary membership of the Academy of Russian Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2014 
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France 

1990 
Bremen Art Prize, Bremen, Germany 

1989
Sponsorship Award, International Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany 

1983 
Karl Schmidt Rottluff Grant

1986
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Grant, Hamburg, Germany 


Public Collections (selected)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
ARS AEVI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Artothek, Nürnberg, Germany
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland
BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, England
Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Diözesanmuseum, Würzburg, Germany
Elipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao, Portugal
Fpmcollection Viersen Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
JCCC Overland Park, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
MARCA Museum, Cantanzaro, Italy
Marta, Herford, Germany
Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Villa Haiss, Zell am Harmersbach, Germany
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Emanuel-Hoffmann-Stiftung), Basel, Switzerland
Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de Marseille, Marseille, France
Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, F.R.A.C., Franche-Comté, Haute Normandie, France
Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Neue Pinakothek, München, Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie, SMPK, Berlin, Germany
Nerman Museum, Kansas, USA
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Ordos Art Museum, Inner Mongolia, China
Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy 
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Sammlung Ströher, Darmstadt, Germany
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Stad Kortrijk, Veemarkt, Belgium
Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany

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