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Gunna Schmidt graduated in painting, graphic and sculpture at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.

Based in Berlin, the artist is focusing on painting and installation, also curating the project l’oiseau présente…, alongside with collegues, exploring the field of contemporary abstraction in painting across it‘s borders.  

Soloshows by Gunna Schmidt have been stated in Berlin (Center, Autocenter, Antik, Sassa Truelzsch, “L’oiseau présente…”, Laura Mars Grp.), Düsseldorf (Adeline Morlon Art Direction) and Munich (Christine Mayer Gallery).

Works were included in numerous groupshows in Germany (Sexauer Gallery / Berlin, Christian Nagel Gallery / Cologne), Austria (Artspace / Innsbruck),  and internationally in Thailand (Cartel Art Space / Bangkok, H Gallery / Chiang Mai), UK (Ancient & Modern / London), Australia (Sydney Non Objective / Merrickville), USA (Callicoon Fine Arts / NY, Martos Gallery / NY, Jack Tilton Gallery / NY) and collected in private collections in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Flensburg, Kiel), Switzerland (Zürich), Finland (Helsinki), the USA (NYC, LA) and in the public collection of C.C. Andratx (Mallorca / Spain).

Gunna Schmidt participated at „praguebiennial3“ (Prague / 2007) and „Painting Forever! Keilrahmen“ at KW Institute (Berlin Art Week / 2013). At last her work could be seen in the context of  l’oiseau présente… in “Rip, Cut, Grow” (Berlin Art Week / 2014) in “Be Abstract” (Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall / 2015) and in “Between Things” (Einraumhaus Mannheim / 2016). Her latest solo-exhibition was held at Laura Mars Grp. (Berlin / 2014).

CV

Soloexhibitions

2014

Frei, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin – Germany

2013

Sur Face“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

2010

Das illegale Museum zeigt Bilder von Gunna Schmidt, Strausberger Platz 2, Berlin – Germany

2006

Immerdar, Galerie Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin – Germany

Guten Tag, Adeline Morlon Art Direction, Düsseldorf – Germany

2005

Ein heiteres Strömen unaufhörlichen Werdens, Center, Berlin – Germany

Blick in die Unendlichkeit, Autocenter, Berlin – Germany

Diener der Stunde – Sklaven der Zeit, Galerie Antik (closed), Berlin – Germany

2003

Das Mehr, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich – Germany

Participations

2017

Berlin-Klondyke, UGM Studio, Maribor – Slovenia

2016

Between Things, with “l’oiseau présente…”, Einraumhaus c/o Mannheim – Germany

Small, Medium, Large,  Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette, Berlin – Germany

Sandwiches, by The Talent Agency, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok – Thailand

Drawingsstorge, drawingstorage.tumblr.com – World Wide Web

2015

Full House, cur. Daniela Trixl, Prenzlauer Allee 26, Berlin, Germany

Be Abstract, project by “l’oiseau présente…”, Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall – Germany

Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Mappa dell’arte nuova – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice – Italy

By Products, cur. Zoe Claire Miller, “Haus am Lützowplatz” Showroom of IG-Metall, Berlin – Germany

Be Abstract,“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

Saloon, cur. Tina Sauerländer and Alina Heinze, Sexauergallery, Berlin – Germany

Frequently Asked Questions, Kunstraum Mengerzeile, Berlin – Germany

aLL uP, cur. Manfred Peckl, Bar Babette, Berlin – Germany

Gaia Effect, Auktion, www.paddle8.com – World Wide Web

2014

Splendid Views  Werke der Sammlung Miettinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin – Germany

One Hot Minute, cur. Daniela Trixl, Prenzlauer Allee 26, Berlin – Germany

Hello Goodbye, Laura Mars Grp., Berlin – Germany

Rip, Cut – Grow“l’oiseau présente…”, project within Berlin Art Week 2014, Berlin – Germany

About Edith“l’oiseau présente…”, project within Berlin Art Week 2014, Berlin – Germany

Dating Service, cur. Andreas Schlaegel, Autocenter, Berlin – Germany

Les Prochaines, Auktion, Espace Surplus, Berlin, Germany

Maximal, Bild & Bar, Berlin – Germany

Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen. II“l’oiseau présente…”“, Berlin – Germany

Hot 100, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation, Auction, www.paddle8.com – World Wide Web

Das vergessene Kunstwerk, Nikibi, Berlin – Germany

2013

Cafe Prenzlau, cur. Daniela Trixl, Prenzlauer Allee 26, Berlin – Germany

Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute, Berlin Art Week, Berlin – Germany

Die Mähne des Wildpferdes teilen.“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter, Berlin – Germany

Lightspace-Project / Rituals of Exhibition II, H Gallery, Chiang Mai – Thailand

2012

Gift Shop, Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette, Berlin – Germany

Artist Merchandising Art, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin – Germany

Berlin Non Objective, project by “l’oiseau présente…”, SNO – Sydney Non Objective – Contemporary Art Projects, Marrickville, Sydney – Australia

Choses vues à Gauche et à Droite (sans lunettes)“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

2011

10 Años del Programa de Residencias – La Colección del CCA Andratx. 2001–2011, KUNSTHALLE – CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca – Spain

Dorothea, Ancient and Modern, cur. Mathias Dornfeld / Shila Khatami, London – UK

The Magic Sexy Templeloch of Wonderspirit, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin – Germany

Divine Enfant, Weltraum, Munich – Germany

Psychologie & Abstraktion“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

2010

Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen“l’oiseau présente…”, Berlin – Germany

Kids & Pets, with Christina Morhart and Frank Biesendorfer, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin – Germany

Yoga & Ayran, Forgotten Bar, Berlin – Germany

Remix 6, Forgotten Bar, Berlin – Germany

Amphisbaena, project by “l’oiseau présente…”, Forgotten Bar, Berlin – Germany

Best of Invites, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin – Germany

Folk 2 – Assemblage No.4, cur. Giles Ryder, SNO – Sydney Non Objective – Contemporary Art Projects, Marrickville, Sydney – Australia

2009

Zombie Kunsthalle, cur. Giles Ryder, Berlin – Germany

Sparschweine, cur. Alex Müller, Samsa, Berlin – Germany

Kunst für Haiti, Rotary-Club & Galerie Royal, Munich – Germany

Instituto Divorciado, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin – Germany

zeigen, cur. Karin Sander, temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin – Germany

Alle Vöglein sind schon da, Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon/New York – USA

Diesseits der Alpen Hunger, Jenseits der Alpen Durst, Galerie Antik, Hadlichstrasse, Berlin – Germany

2008

Maße des Werts/Measures of Value, cur. Klaus Winichner, Garbaty-Fabrik, Berlin – Germany

Too hot not to be naked, Galerie Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin – Germany

2007

Jahresgaben, Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen – Germany

Autocenter Neueröffnung – Gruppenausstellung Teil II, Autocenter, Berlin – Germany

Strange Weight, Martos-Gallery, New York – USA

Fuck off Macho painter s.c.u.m., cur. Andreas Schlaegel, PragueBiennale 3, Prag – Czech Republic

Fresh Trips – Niveaualarm , Kunstraum Innbruck, Innsbruck – Austria

Unsere Affekte fliegen aus dem Bereich der menschlichen Wirklichkeit heraus, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin – Germany

The Friends Meeting, Galerie Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin – Germany

Return to Forever, Forever And A Day, Berlin – Germany

Photokina, Summa Cum Laude, Berlin – Germany

Private View, Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin – Germany

Romantik Award, (former Prof.Winkler Grant), Munich – Germany

Sherbs, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin – Germany

……., cur. Jennifer Jordan Atelier, Berlin – Germany

2006

Jahresgaben, Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen – Germany

Tanz Den Kommunismus, by “Schickeria”, Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette, Berlin – Germany

VC – Viewing Club, cur. b. Axel Huber, Sezession Wichtelgasse, Wien – Austria

VC – Viewing Club, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn – Germany

VC – Viewing Club, Lovelite, Berlin – Germany

VC – Viewing Club, Uxbridge Arms, London – UK

Die Coolste Show Von Coolhausen, cur. Andre Butzer, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin – Germany

Black Oriental, cur. Ulrich Wulff, Black Oriental, Berlin – Germany

2005

VC – Viewing Club, Uxbridge Arms, London – UK

Kirchliche Kunst Der Neuzeit, Galerie Antik, Berlin – Germany

VC – Viewing Club, re-escape, cur. b Tjorg Douglas Beer, Hamburg

VC – Viewing Club, Henkelstuben, Berlin – Germany

Das Prof. Winkler Stipendium, cur. Friedens-Siemense & Co, Münz-Club Berlin – Germany

3 Jahre Forever and a Day Büro, Forever and a Day Büro, Berlin – Germany

2004

Gasthaus Huber, cur. Klaus Winichner, Autocenter, Berlin – Germany

Indoor Grillen, cur. Klaus Winichner, Galerie Antik, Berlin – Germany

Gasthof Zur Hundsrute, cur. Klaus Winichner, Galerie Antik, Berlin – Germany

2003

Die Große Sommerausstellung, cur. André Butzer, Pazifik in der Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin – Germany

Albert Schweizer Spielt Bach, cur. Klaus Winichner, Pennerhütte in Mitte, Berlin – Germany

Illegale Kunstwerke Auf Papier, cur. André Butzer, Pr 17, Berlin – Germany

Malerei II Ausstellung Nulldrei, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne – Germany

Fünf Deutsche Frauen, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York – USA

Friede Freude Freiheit, Galerie Maschenmode Guido W. Baudach, Berlin – Germany

2002

Hossa – Deutsche Kunst der 2000er Jahre, cur. Christian Nagel Karola Grässlin, KUNSTHALLE – CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca – Spain

Menschenraum, Menschenraum, Berlin – Germany

2001

Insert, cur. Susanne Prinz, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin – Germany

Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich – Germany

2000

Harras, am Harras, Munich – Germany

Cité, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg – Germany

Diplom, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich – Germany

1999

Fanny Geisler – Andreas Hofer – Aribert von Ostrowski – Gunna Schmidt, Kunstraum B2 (closed), Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig – Germany

1997

Clarice Works, Atelier der Bayrischen Rückversicherung, Munich – Germany

1996

Der Name Kim Gordon darf auf keinen Fall genannt werden, Akademie-Galerie, Munich – Germany

Publications

Bibliography

Germany, mon Amour!
Contemporary in Germany. Art. Architecture. Design.

”Germany, mon Amour! Contemporary in Germany. Art. Architecture. Design.”, catalogue, ed. imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Foundation, Antiga Edizioni 2016, ISBN: 978-88-99657-04-8.

Painting Forever! Keilrahmen

”Keilrahmen”, catalogue, ed. Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Nationalgalerie (Berlin) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Verlag Kettler Berlin 2013, ISBN: 978-3-86206-285-0.

Sur Face

“Sur Face”, catalogue, ed. four leaf edition, Berlin 2013.

f.u.c.k. o.f.f. m.a.c.h.o. p.a.i.n.t.e.r. s.c.u.m.

text by Andreas Schlaegel, in ”PragueBiennale 3”, catalogue, ed. Giancarlo Politi, Milan 2007.

1

text by Sassa Truelzsch, in “1”, catalogue, ed. Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin 2006.

Große Pause

text by Heinz Schütz, in “Große Pause”, Faltkarte, ed. Quivid, Munich 1999
 
 

Text

f.u.c.k. o.f.f. m.a.c.h.o. p.a.i.n.t.e.r. s.c.u.m.

… The dichotomy of catastrophe and control also inspires Gunna Schmidt, whose paintings are frequently excursions into the very depth of the painterly approach, challenging the catastrophe of painting by aiming to leave everything behind, from theory to technique, striving to arrive at a point of unique and sincere expression.

This element of ruthlessness, the daring of her approach, makes her work appear at times naive, even childish, if not outright wreckless: always opting for the obviously wrong strategy, the wrong symbol, the wrong trace – never the smart move.

Andreas Schlaegel – “Praguebiennale3”

 

Press

TAZ

Gunna Schmidt befreit die Abstraktion von der Ernsthaftigkeit

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text by Meike Janssen, published in “tageszeitung”, Aug. 7th 2014.

33 Sichtweisen der Abstraktion

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text by Hans Kumpf, published in “südwestpresse”, June 24th 2015

Betonjuwelen am Hasenbergl

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text by Wally Schmidt, published in “Münchner Wochenanzeiger”, 5.11. 2005.

Der Name Kim Gordon darf auf keinen Fall genannt werden

text by Helmut Draxler, published in ” Springer”, Vienna 1997.