Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare CBE in 'A Cool Breeze' at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
25 April 2019Exploring the evolution of conventions relating to representation of the body, 'A Cool Breeze' reflects some of the most innovative leaps made by contemporary sculpture in the past few decades. Confronting a primary subject of traditional sculpture, the artists included portray the human body in ways that reflect contemporary issues of identity, society, and values whilst referencing the history of visual art.
Stephan Balkenhol at The Museum of Sepulchral Culture, Kassel, Germany
6 April 2019Stephan Balkenhol presents a solo show at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany. Included in the exhibition are large sculptural works, hand-carved in Wawa wood including the locally named 'Venus of Kassel', (2016) and 'Male Torso', (2016).
Stephan Balkenhol at Kunsthalle Emden, Emden. Germany
25 June 2018Stephan Balkenhol's candid figures are paradoxical demonstrations of the everyday, the very ordinariness of which poses questions for the viewer. Combining forty of these wooden sculptures with works on paper, this exhibition offers an overview of the German sculptor's most recent work.
'Stephan Balkenhol: Sculptures and Reliefs' at Moscow Museum of Art, Moscow, Russia
8 September 2016Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents a solo exhibition of the world famous sculptor Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957) - the first major Russian show to span the artist's entire career.
Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
13 June 2016Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare MBE take part in the world renowned Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy in London.
Stephan Balkenhol in two-person show at the Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France
22 May 2016Fondation Fernet-Branca in Saint-Louis in northeastern France presents a two person show with Stephan Balkenhol (b.1957) and Philippe Cognée (b.1957). The exhibition looks at the relationship between the artists and at their practice and explorations into figuration since the 1980s.
'Figure on Display: Stephan Balkenhol & Jeff Wall' at Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
6 December 2015German artist Stephan Balkenhol is part of a major two-person exhibition with Jeff Wall at Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, Germany.
Stephen Balkenhol to Unveil a Large Outdoor Sculpture in Steinhagen, Germany
25 September 2015German sculptor Stephan Balkenhol is to produce a large outdoor sculpture. The larger-than-life figure represents a kneeling man who looks up towards the sky and is dressed in a white shirt and black trousers. It is 5.70 metres high and weighs nearly 3 tons.
Stephan Balkenhol in 'Inventory Vol 5.' at Frac Haute, Normandie, France
19 September 2015Sculptor Stephan Balkenhol is in the group exhibition ‘Inventory Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996' at FRAC Haute-Normandie in France.
Stephen Balkenhol in Solo Exhibition at Landes Museum in Linz, Austria
23 October 2014The State Gallery at Landes Museum present one of the best known contemporary sculptors, Stephan Balkenhol, with a comprehensive showcase for the first time in Linz, Austria.
Stephan Balkenhol - Sculptures' at Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Germany
12 July 2014‘Stephan Balkenhol - Sculptures' will open in the dramatic surroundings of Skulpturenpark in Waldfrieden, Germany.
Stephan Balkenhol at Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
12 April 2014This year's Summer Exhibition at the Kunstmuseum is of works by one of Germany's most famous sculptors - Stephan Balkenhol. The artist was born in 1957 and studied under Ulrich Rückreim in the 1970s. He initially experimented with a minimalist formal idiom, before focussing consistently on figurative sculpture again in the 1980s, as one of the few artists of his generation.
Stephan Balkenhol at Kunstvereine, Wetzlarer, Germany
22 September 2013As a renowned sculptor, gallery artist Stephan Balkenhol is recognised for the technical prowess with which he hand carves each of his wooden sculptures. Balkenhol is also a fine draughtsman, an aspect of his practice that is explored at this solo exhibition of his drawings at Galerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, Wetzlarer, Germany.
Stephan Balkenhol monument to German Composer, Richard Wagner, is Unveiled
22 May 2013Gallery artist Stephan Balkenhol has completed a monument to German composer Richard Wagner. The slightly larger than life-size bronze model is installed in Leipzig, central Germany, the birthplace of Wagner.
Stephan Balkenhol in 'Truth' at Segundo Museum of Art, California, USA
12 May 2013Stephan Balkenhol features in the group exhibition 'Truth' at El Segundo Museum on Art in California.
Stephan Balkenhol's 'Big-Head Column', 2013 at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
30 April 2013In agreement with the Sandro Rumney, Art of The Next Century, and the Galerie Löhrl. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is exhibiting 'Big Head-Column' (2013) by Stephan Balkenhol (b. Fritzlar, Germany, 1957), on the Grand Canal Terrace.
Stephan Balkenhol in 'Je t'aime... moi non plus' at Muba Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing, France
7 March 2013Stephan Balkenhol features in 'Je t'aime... moi non plus' at Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France.
Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Hirschhorn in 'Lost (in LA)' at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1 December 2012LOST (in LA) is an exhibition and an innovative dialogue between LA artists and French artists, featuring Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Hirschhorn. It reproduces the quintessential Los Angeles experience of being lost in the heart of this metropolis. Layers of time and space appear to be interlaced together atop a hill hidden in the middle of the city.
Stephan Balkenhol in 'Art is Beautiful, but Hard Work Too', at Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
9 November 2012In early May 2013 the Lenbachhaus in Munich will reopen after a major renovation and expansion. The aim of this last show before the reopening is both to prepare for the presentation of their collection in the Lenbachhaus and to critically assess the work of a museum in general, particularly scholarly research and the conservation and restoration of the collection.
Stephan Balkenhol at St Elizabeth's Church, Kassel, Germany
3 June 2012Alongside existing works, gallery artist Stephan Balkenhol will be presenting seven new works in the Church of St Elisabeth at the invitation of the Diocese of Fulda and the Kassel Catholic Church. These works comprise large format wooden reliefs for the nave, a female figure for the chapel tower, as well as a male figure on a Golden Sphere for high up in the bell tower.