Biography



Peter Welz
born 1972, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin
mail@peterwelz.com

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

Cooper Union, New York, USA

National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland




University of Applied Science, HFT Stuttgart, Germany
Professorship for Architecture




Collections


   
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum für Moderne Kunst | MMK, Frankfurt, Germany 
Galeria d’Arte Moderna | GAM, Turino, Italy
Weserburg | Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Hoffmann Collection, Berlin, Germany

Private Collections




Scholarships



2012  
Artist in residence, Villa Aurora,
Los Angeles, USA

2008  
Artist in residence, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2007  
AICA Awards, 2nd best thematic museum show Boston-area, MIT List Visual Art Center, USA

2006  
Förderpreis GASAG, Berlin, Germany

2005  
Kaiserring Förderpreis, Museum für Moderne Kunst
Goslar, Germany
   
2003  
Konrad Adenauer Stipendium, EHF, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, Artist in residence





Exhibitions




2018


A fist of strong desire
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

Contemporary Chaos
Vestfossen, Oslo, Norway

A strong Desire
PS 120, Berlin, Germany

After White
Fold Gallery, London, UK

Angehaltene Zeit. Bilder vom Tanz
Teatro Central Sevilla, Goethe Institut, Spain
 
Flyer Berghain | Panoramabar
Berlin, Germany





2017


Cinema & Arti
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italy

Performance
Centre George Pompidou at TriPostal de Lille, Lille, France

mise - en - scène | architectural portraits
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin, Germany 

Swarm
National Museum of Art | Museo Nacional de Arte | MUNAL, Mexico City, Mexico

Chronos | L'arte contemporanea e il suo tempo
Palazzo Botti, Bergamo, Italy

Portrait #3 [out-take | monica vitti]
MIBArt Multimedia Festival 2017, Milano, Italy



2016


Artist Films at Kino International
Concept, Installation and screening,
Kino International, Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Case
Boris Yeltzin Presidential Centre, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Peter Welz | Portrait #2 Casa Malaparte
Milano Vogue Photo Festival,
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, Italy




2015


Michelangelo Antonioni
(Lo Sguardo di Michelangelo)
La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France 

Portrait #3 | Antonioni - Vitti
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

The Vacancy
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

Movement towards formation
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

Reverse Inequality
Galerie Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany


2014


Künstlerräume 02 | Artist Spaces 02
Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Malaparte
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

The door is imperceptibly ajar | Samuel Beckett
The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

peter welz | portraits and installations
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, Italy 

Part 2: Figuration, Illustration, Notation und Zeichen
Semjon Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 


2013


Francis Bacon
MOMAT Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Francis Bacon
Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan 

Whenever on on on noho on
Aichi Triennale 2013, Nagoya, Japan

DÉS-ORIENTÉ(S)
L’Iselp, Brussels, Belgium

Itinerarios del Video. De LOOP a SCREEN (2003-2013)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), La Coruña, Spain

EHF 2010
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany 

Andratx on Paper
Centre of Contemporary Art, Mallorca, Spain 

Mies van der Rohe – Casa Malaparte
Model 1:1, Mies van der Rohe, Krefeld, Germany 


2013


EHF 2010
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany 

Horticulture
Galerie Lorenz, Frankfurt Main, Germany 

Wall Space
Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany 

switch on
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, Italy 


2011


MMK 1991–2011 20 Jahre Gegenwart | 20 years of presence
Frankfurt Main, Germany

Bocconi Art Gallery
Palazzo Roetgen, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Around the clock, Biennale di Venezia, Eventi Collaterali
Venice, Italy

BAU_HAUS, tät
Berlin, Germany

EHF 2010
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Peter Welz - distorted l’eclisse [after m. antonioni]
Galerie Lorenz, Frankfurt Main, Germany

2010


The tale of a blind resistance fighter
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Zeigen
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany

‘Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten’
Bel-Etage-Projects, Berlin, Germany 

Mesauring potentials
Temporary project space, Berlin, Germany

Longing for... score #1
Biennale di Venezia, eventi collaterali, venice, Italy

All art has been contemporary
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 

Inkonstruktion V
Art Biesenthal, Biesenthal, Germany 

From the inside
Rugby Museum, Rugby, England, UK

Hommage à Maurice Béjart
Station du métro m2 Riponne - Maurice Béjart | permanent installation

Reality looks back on me
Museum Kaiserpfalz, Kaiserslautern, Germany


2009


peter welz
National Gallery of Modern Art, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rom, Italy

peter welz
Galleria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

peter welz | recent works and installations
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy


2008


it’s too fuckin’ loud, and it’s too fuckin’ fast
Neues Museum Weserburg | Museum for Modern Art, Bremen, Germany

now jump
Nam June Paik Art Center, Inaugural Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

Otto-Dix-Preis 2008
Kunstsammlung Gera, Orangerie, Gera, Germany

Linie 08
Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany

EHF 2010
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

ZEIT RAUM ZEIT
K-Haus, Vienna, Austria

I can watch my thoughts evolving
Galerie fruehsorge contemporary & Galerie Dina Renninger, Berlin, Germany

figure inscribing a circle | random collage | split [figure] | single – triple
NEXT, Galerie Wernicke, Art Chicago, Chicago, USA


2007


figure inscribing a circle
Museum for Contemporary Art | Museum für Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof,
Berlin at EnBW Showroom, Berlin, Germany

Peter Welz : Pantalla CCCB, one month | one artist
CENTRE DE CULTURA CONTEMPORÀNIA DE BARCELONA, Barcelona, Spain

Tanzen. Sehen.
Museum of Contemporary Art | Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

Ver Bailar. La provocación en el diálogo entre la danzaYlas artes visuales
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

Peter Welz : architectural device for a Forsythe movement
Galeria Senda | Espai 2nous2, Barcelona, Spain

Loop
Video art festival, Barcelona, Spain

   
2006


Corps étrangers
[retranslation | final unfinished portrait]
Musée du Louvre, Galerie de la Melpomène, Paris, France

Museo Museo Museo
GAM - Galleria d´arte moderna e contemporanea | Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art,
Turin, acquisitions 1998 – 2006, Italy

The choreographic turn
MIT, List Visual Art Centre, Boston, USA

Jenseits des Kinos: Die Kunst der Projektion | beyond cinema: the art of projection
Film, Video & Installations from 1965-2005
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

Peter Welz: video-sculpture
The Kitchen, New York, USA

9th Disposition | 9.Übersicht 2005-2006
Sammlung | Collection Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany

Der Raum im zeitgenössischen Tanz und in der zeitgenössischen Plastik /
space in contemporary dance and contemporary sculpture
Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany

Frozen Motion. Photographs of Dance. Angehaltene Zeit. Bilder vom Tanz.
The Cultural Forum for Photography, c/o Berlin, Berlin, Germany
[travelling exhibition by SK Stiftung Kultur & Goethe Institut]

'Anstoss Berlin | Kunst macht Welt - Art makes the world
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

Interactions, corps en mouvement
Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca
Goethe Institut | Casablanca, Casablanca, Marroko

video-sculpture | architectural device
Art Forum Berlin, solo installation for Gasag Förderpreis, Berlin, Germany

Steiler Konter
Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

Jump Cut – Nights
Museum Ludwig, Cinema at the Museum Ludwig, SK-Kultur, Köln, Germany

   
2005


to unsay
Mönchehaus, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany

Truss Thrust: The Artifice of Space
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA

The 23rd Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic
The Art Gallery Nadezda Petrovicz Cacak, Belgrade, Serbia

Körper - Leib - Raum, Der Raum im zeitgenössischen Tanz und in der zeitgenössischen Plastik /
space in contemporary dance and contemporary sculpture
Skulpturenmuseum Marl, Marl, Germany

whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing
The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA

URBAN REALITIES - Focus Istanbul
Martin – Gropius – Bau, Berlin, Germany

Visioni | Vision
20 sculptural spatial installations from ‘Zero until today’, Bergamo, Italy

Punkt und Linie, Fläche und Raum | surface and space: drawing today
Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany

   
2004


Central Station
La Maison Rouge | Falckenberg Collection at the Foundation d’Antoine Galbert, Paris, France

whenever on on on nohow on | airdrawing
Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, Germany

whenever on on on nohow on
Deutsche Oper, Frankfurt, Germany   

airdrawing – work in progress
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Constellations
ARTissima, Fiera internazionale d'arte contemporanea , Turin, Italy

imPACT 04
Pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany

   
2003


tanzmedial: installationen, fotographie, filme
SK – Stiftung Kultur, Köln, Germany

neue arbeiten für und nach emilio prini | new works for and after emilio prini
projektraum berlin, Germany

the fall | at an 90 angel | on card | on concrete
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

the fall | forward | front | below
Goethe Institute, Baltisches Haus, St. Petersburg, Russia
   

2002


passages | four projects between art and architecture
Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, Germany

de waan | the delusion
Odapark, Vincent van Gogh Institute, Venray, Holland
   

2001


senselessness-lessness
Tramway, Glasgow, Scottland, UK

superchannel | superflex
Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

die Macht der Gewohnheit | the power of the ordinary
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Austria

body politics
berlin_london, ICA Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK

highspeed | alta velocita
GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, San Pietro in Vincoli, Turin, Italy

   
2000


STILLSTILL
Projectroom Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, Germany

to withdraw
Produzentengalerie, Kiel, Germany

continental shift
Ludwig Forum Aachen, New Nashubi Gallery, Aachen, Germany

post 2000
Festival experimenteller junger Kunst, Berlin, Germany

festival of vision
Tamar Festival Center, Hong Kong, China
   

1999


absence
Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

STILL
Projectroom Gipsstrasse, Berlin, Germany




Bibliography


   
Catalogues Solo Exhibitions

2009
Peter Welz
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen 




2008
Peter Welz
Otto-Dix-Preis 2008, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany




2007
drafts for a [video-] sculpture
Peter Welz, Galerie Lorenz, Frankfurt, Germany




2005
to unsay 
Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar ,The Renaissance Society, Chicago more




 

Catalogues Group Exhibitions

2017
Samuel Becketts Spuren im 21. Jahrhundert: Intermediale Transformationen in bildender Kunst und Choreographie
Katharina Knüppel, Epodium Verlag
Gestualités Textualités en danse contemporaine, Stefano Genetti, Édition Hermann, Paris
Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaborarium Foundation, Norway


2013
Bacon, MoMAT Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokkyo & Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan

Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan


DÉS-ORIENTÉ(S), L’Iselp, Brussels, Belgium

D.A.: A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology, Yana Milev, Peter Lang Publishing Group



2011
Sammlung MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst | MMK , Frankfurt, Germany


Around the Clock, Biennale di Venezia, Sengno in Segno, Bergamo, Italy



2010
Zeigen, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany


From the inside, Rugby Museum, Rugby, England



2009
Now Jump, Nam June Paik Museum, MJP Press, Korea


Raum - Bewegen Konstruieren Erkunde, transversale hrsg. v. Armen 
Avanessian und Franck Hofmann, München Paderborn 2009


fast forward II, Sammlung Goetz, Sammlung Goetz Verlag, Germany


Gegenbilder, Petra Maria Meyer, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München, Germany


Now Jump, Nam June Paik Museum, MJP Press, Korea 

Raum
Bewegen Konstruieren Erkunden, transversale hrsg. v. Armen Avanessian und Franck Hofmann, München Paderborn 2009 


Media-Bodies, Sabine Huschka, Theater & medien, Transcript Verlag, Germany



2008
CONCRETE I BETON I BÉTON, Joachim Fischer, Tandem Verlag, Munich, Germany


raduction(s) interview by Noelle Batt, trevue TLE nr. 25, Presses Université Paris 8, France


zeitraumzeit, K-Haus Wien, Folio Verlag, Austria


Linie 08, Galerie Dina Renninger, Diana4 Projekte, Munich, Germany



2007
Tanzen. Sehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst | Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany

Museum für Gegenwartskunst | Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany 



2006
corps étrangers, Musée du Louvre, fage éditions, Paris, France 2006


What’s new, pussycat?, recent acquisitions 2002-2005 
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt|Main, Verlag Moderner Kunst, Nürnberg, Germany

Anstoss Berlin | Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany


Tanz x Skulptur x Raum | ein Lexikon, Nele Lipp, Skulpturenmuseum Marl, Marl, Germany


The 23rd Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic, The Art Gallery Nadezda Petrovicz Cacak, Belgrade


Interactions, corps en mouvement, Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca


Transversale, research in art & science, european yearbook, Wilhelm Finck Verlag, Germany


Steiler Konter, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria




2005
URBAN REALITIES: Focus Istanbul, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

Visioni, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy



2004
Central Station, Ausstellungskatalog der Sammlung Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris

2003
Tanzmedial, SK – Stiftung Kultur, Köln

2002
Logboek de waan, Ausstellungskatalog, Stichting Odapark, Venray, NL


Articles in newspapers and art magazines (selection)



2007
Bill Arning, Aspect – the chronicle new media art, volume 9 - performance, April 07


Dominique Moulon, Les arts mediatiques en Allemagne, Images Magazine, May 07

Claudia Posca,
Tanzen, Sehen Kunstforum International, p.361, Spring 07


Sylvia Staude
Kill Achill – mit den Füßen, Frankfurter Rundschau, p.18, 1.March 07


Camilla Peus, Let’s dance, Kunstzeitung Nr. 127, March 07


Johannes Wendland, Tanz trifft auf Kunst, Handelsblatt nr. 34, Kunstmarkt p.1, Feb. 07


Stefanie Ippendorf, What a wonderful Welz, Art in Berlin, 2.February 07


Andres Santana on peter welz: dancing on the surface
special feature in Art.es including DVD, International Contemporary Art, No.17, March 2007

Joana Hurtado Matheu, Danzas y dibujos / dancing and drawings, Culturas in La Vanguardia, 3.February 07, p.11

Christpph Schulz, Filmen für Forsythe / Filming for Forsythe, Interview, Filmschnitt, no.45
jan. 07, p. 24-26
 
2006
Alan Riding, Rap and Film at the Louvre. What’s up with that?, New York Times, 21.11.06

Alan Riding, Entr’act, Herald Tribune International, 15.11.06


ARTE, TV broadcast on the installation at the Louvre, Sat.11.November 2006

Tagesschau, TV broadcast on the installation at the Louvre, Wed. 13.October 2006


J.Sennewald, ‘Peter Welz im Louvre’, Kunst-bulletin, November 2006, p. 75

Beaux Arts Magazine, ‘corps étrangers’, special supplement, October 2006

Rosita Boisseau, ‘quand la gestuelle de Forsythe rencontre le portrait de Bacon’ 
in Le Monde, 29.10.06


Rosita Boisseau, ‘William Forsythe à Paris en deux tableaux dansés’ in Le Monde, 05.10.06


Special Supplement, ‚corps étrangers’ in le Point, October 2006


Daniel Völzke, ‘Tänzer im Hamsterrad’ in Tagesspiegel, Berlin Kultur, 1. October 06

Katrin Wittneven, ‘Fremdkörper’ in Monopol Art Magazine, no. 5, 2006


Maya Sachweh, radio interview, Deutschlandradio, 17. October 2006

McQuaid, Cate: ‘Feats [and follies] of technology’ in Boston Globe, June 18, 2006

2005
CAN – TV Chicago, ‘to unsay’ Interview broadcast, The Renaissance Society, Sept. 05


Voelz, Mary Chandler: Rocky Mountain News, 21. October 2005, Denver, USA

Mac Millan Kyle, Denver Post, 6.November 2005, Denver, USA

Wesemann, Arnd: Ballettanz, ‘infinite’, May 05




2004
Hüster, Wiebke: Be on - wie Peter Welz William Forsythe filmt und beide über Beckett stolpern, in: Jahrbuch Ballettanz on William Forsythe, 2004
Meyer-Thoss, Gottfried: Wo das Fallen beginnt, in: Berliner Zeitung, 17.11.04

Wilson, Mick: On Peter Welz - rhyming circles, in: New York Arts Magazine, No. 5/6, May/ June 2004


Müller, Kartin Bettina: Kalligraphie des Körpers, in: tip, May 04


William Forsythe tanzt airdrawing, in: Frankfurter Rundschau, 7.4.04


Galan, Fernando: Drawing has not gone with the wind, 
in: Art.es, International Contemporary Art, No.2, März/ April 2004
SAT, Kulturzeit, TV broadcast, TV interview for Central Station, Collection Falckenberg, 22.10.04




2003
3 SAT, Kulturzeit, TV broadcast, Tanzmedial, 10.12.2003

© Peter Welz 2018