Michael Müller, born 1970 in Ingelheim am Rhein, is a German conceptual artist whose manifold, proliferating oeuvre cannot be ascribed to any one-way interpretation. He continuously broadens the methods of his artistic expression, combining works on paper with painting, text-based work, sculpture, found objects, music, and performance. Müller collaborates with other artists, writers or craftsmen on a regular basis–he even created a cosmetic line and fashion collection–incorporating their work into his often exuberant installations and exhibitions. He received great critical and curatorial attention for his cycle Eighteen Exhibitions, begun in 2013 with Galerie Thomas Schulte. In the summer of 2017, this ended after a total of 33 individual exhibition projects and four performances that took place in the gallery, in the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2015/2016) and in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2016/2017).Read More
Michael Müller studied sculpting and fine arts at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf with Magdalena Jetelová. In 2015 he was appointed a professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts. Important solo exhibitions include Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2016; 2017), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2016/2017), and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (2015/2016). Furthermore, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Drawing Biennale at the Drawing Room, London, and Künstlerhaus Bregenz (2017), Kunstsaele Berlin (2016/17), Kunsthaus Hamburg (2016), Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam (2015), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin (2015), Des Moines Art Centre (2014), Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2014), Städtische Galerie Haus Seel, Siegen (2014), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (2013), Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2012), Kunsthaus Dresden (2012), Landart Biennale, Ulaanbaatar (2010), Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg (2010), Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2010), Lalit Kala Academi, Delhi (2009), Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (2009), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2009), Syker Vorwerk–Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Syke (2008), Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin (2008), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2007), and Göttinger Kunstverein (2007). Michael Müller lives and works in Berlin.
Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.
Michael Müller describes his approach to painting and more specifically his take on abstraction, while working on six large paintings for a site-specific installation inside the windows of the gallery's 9-metre-high Corner Space.
Thomas Schulte speaks about Allan McCollum's exhibition Everything Is Going To Be OK and the simultaneous group show Listen To a Heart Beat, both of which are on view at Galerie Thomas Schulte from 23 May to 11 July 2020.
Haptic Feedback is a group exhibition dealing with the changing psychological relationship to physical space and our sense of belonging and touch under the influence of digital technologies. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based artist of the gallery, David Hartt.
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