HomePage Artists

b. 1935, Germany

Dieter Appelt Biography

Dieter Appelt was born in 1935 in Niemegk, Germany. From 1954 he enrolled at university to study music and vocal studies and began studying photography a few years later. While pursuing a career as a professional singer and member of the choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the 1970s, he simultaneously began to receive attention for his photography, painting, and sculpture, which became notable through his use of monumental sequences and tableaux compositions. Through the techniques of long exposure times, multiple exposures, shadow and mirror compositions, Appelt’s images explore such themes as memory, time, transience, life, death, and recurrence.

Read More

In 1990, Dieter Appelt took part in the Venice Biennale and again in 1999. In 1994 several museums participated in a travelling exhibition of a major retrospective (including in Québec, New York, New Orleans, and Berlin). In 1982 Dieter Appelt was appointed professor for film, video and photography at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He later went on to hold the offices of vice dean and vice president of the university. Important solo exhibitions include the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (2009), the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (2007), Musée Réattu, Arles (2007), the Canadian Centre of Architecture (2005), La Maison Rouge (2004), and the Théâtre de la photographie et de l’image, Nice (2004). Recent group exhibitions include Pasquart, Biel (2017), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (2016), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2016), Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel (2016), Busan Museum of Art (2015), Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2014), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2014), Kunsthalle Bremen (2013), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2013), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2013). His work is included in numerous public collections such as that of the Berlinische Galerie and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, LACMA, SFMOMA, the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery, London, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Canadian Centre of Architecture. Dieter Appelt lives and works in Berlin.

Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.

Dieter Appelt Featured Artworks

View All (22)
Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltDer Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft, 197712 black and white photographs
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 27B by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 27B, 2018Ink drawing
63 x 48 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 30 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 30, 2018Ink on paper
68.5 x 54 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 32 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 32, 2018Ink on paper
60 x 55 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 33 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 33, 2018Ink on paper
77 x 67 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 34 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 34, 2018Ink on paper
65 x 50 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 35 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 35, 2018Ink on paper
76 x 55.8 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Partitur No. 52 by Dieter Appelt contemporary artwork
Dieter AppeltPartitur No. 52, 2018Ink on paper
66 x 47 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery

Dieter Appelt Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Listen to a heart beat at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Closed
23 May–11 July 2020 Group Exhibition Listen to a heart beat Galerie Thomas SchulteBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Dieter Appelt, Sound Fields at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Closed
26 January–9 March 2019 Dieter Appelt Sound Fields Galerie Thomas SchulteBerlin

Dieter Appelt Represented By

Dieter Appelt In Video & Audio

Thomas Schulte speaks about the exhibitions “Everything Is Going To Be OK” and “Listen To a Heart Beat” Related Video & Audio Thomas Schulte speaks about the exhibitions “Everything Is Going To Be OK” and “Listen To a Heart Beat” 7 July 2020, Galerie Thomas Schulte

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.

Fade out copy.
View Video

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Dieter Appelt are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
;