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b. 1964, Germany

Simon Wachsmuth Biography

Simon Wachsmuth researches the blind spots and unexpected epilogues in the grand narra-tives of history and art history. His works often use archival materials, which stand in dia-logue with a vocabulary of minimalistic forms. Monuments and documents, both as motif and notion, reappear in his oeuvre as preserving material carriers capable of becoming integral parts of individual and collective memory. Wachsmuth is interested in these materialisations of memory: by dealing with the cultural (re)constructions of history, he questions the relationship between material traces, museological representations, and forms of their present employment. Wachsmuths' installations might be compared to loosely knitted nets, in which he recaptures the materials dispersed by the migration of forms and images over time and space.

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Simon Wachsmuth (Hamburg, 1964) lives and works in Berlin and Vienna. He studied paint-ing and visual media design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, at prestigious institutions including Dramatization (Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018), Some Descriptive Acts (Zilberman Gallery, Berlin,Germany, 2017), Steirischer Herbst (Kunsthaus Graz, Austria 2016), Suzhou Museum of Art (China, 2016), Neues Museum Nürnberg (Germany, 2016), 21er Haus in Vi-enna (Austrai,2015), Busan Biennale (South Korea, 2012), the Museu Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain, 2010), Istanbul Biennial (Turkey, 2009) and documenta12 (Kassel, Germany, 2007). He was awarded the Otto Mauer Prize (2003), the distinction of the Prix Ars Electronica (1989) and most recently, the Prize of the Wemhöner Stiftung of the Marta-Museum in Herford. Wachsmuth was a guest-professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and currently at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar.

Simon Wachsmuth Featured Artworks

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Hauptmann by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Simon WachsmuthHauptmann, 2019Paper, collage
56 x 68 cm (incl frame)
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The Boxer by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper
Simon WachsmuthThe Boxer, 2019Paper, acrylic
43 x 38 cm (incl frame)
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Maestro by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Simon WachsmuthMaestro, 2019Paper, collage
39 x 31 cm (incl frame)
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Diana by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper
Simon WachsmuthDiana, 2019Paper, acrylic
46 x 36 cm (incl frame)
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Kythera IV by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper
Simon WachsmuthKythera IV, 2019Paper, acrylic
44 x 69 cm (incl frame)
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Portrait of a Lady in Yellow and Red – III, (I-III) by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork mixed media
Simon WachsmuthPortrait of a Lady in Yellow and Red – III, (I-III), 2019Paper, collage
43 x 34 cm (incl frame)
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Genius Malignus (Evil Demon) by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork works on paper
Simon WachsmuthGenius Malignus (Evil Demon), 2018Mixed media on paper
74 x 81 x 5 cm
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O.T. (Of Copying) by Simon Wachsmuth contemporary artwork installation
Simon WachsmuthO.T. (Of Copying), 2013–2018Mixed media installation (performative drawing)
90 x 500 cm
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Simon Wachsmuth Recent Exhibitions

Simon Wachsmuth Represented By

Zilberman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Istanbul, Turkey Zilberman Gallery Berlin, Istanbul
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