Martina Geiger‑Gerlach

On the Uses and Effects of the Fine Arts

Martina Geiger-Gerlach's works are experiments in the applicability of the fine arts in everyday life and and about performative implementations of everyday practices. It's always about humans. What are the motives for our patterns of behavior, rituals and strategies? How can conventions be developed further and power structures be reevaluted or renegoiated?

Every setting or image has the task of captivating the observers attention until they, too, are confronted with the questions negotiated in work. The matter would then be distributed among numerous minds and capacities and could be thought and updated by many.

Biography

1964
Born in Albstadt
Lives and works in Stuttgart

2003-2009
Sculpture studies
State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart with Werner Pokorny and Christian Jankowski

2007
Guest semester
California College of the Arts
San Francisco | USA

2009
Diploma of Fine Arts

Awards / Grants

2020
Purchase
Collection Ministry of Science, Research and Art
Baden-Württemberg

2019
Artist in Residence
Residence Croisees Ville de Strasbourg, Haute école des arts du Rhin and CEEAC
Strasbourg | F

2017 - 2020
Studio Grant
City of Stuttgart

2015
Art Prize
Karl-Heinz Knoedler Foundation
Ellwangen

2014
Studio HANGAR
Barcelona | ESP

2012
Purchase
Collection House of History
Stuttgart

2007
1st Prize Ideas Contest, Art Foundation ProArte
Ulm


Solo Exhibitions

2014
›Augenschein‹
A Video Show in three Acts
Kunstverein Brackenheim

›Schauraum‹
Cultural Association
Provisorium
Nürtingen

2013
›umgesetzt‹
Municipal Gallery
Kirchheim Teck *

2012
›Don’t Worry! Be Happy!‹, Oberwelt e. V.
Stuttgart

2006
›Zur Verbesserung der Haltung‹
Gallery Wunderkammer *
Stuttgart

2001
›Zwitscher‹
Flying Gallery
Stuttgart

Events

2016 – 2018
›Raumwunder | An Amicable House Occupation‹
Social Sculpture
Stuttgart

2016
›performen@kunstmuseen‹
Partizipative Performance
Kunstverein Neuhausen

2014
›warten‹
Partizipative Performance
Kunstverein Ellwangen

›Augenschein‹
A Video Show in three Acts
Kunstverein Brackenheim

›Schauraum‹
Cultural Association Provisorium
Nürtingen

2013
›umgesetzt‹
Municipal Gallery im Kornhaus
Kirchheim Teck *

'Hangab' of the gallery owner‹
Performance, Gallery Merkle
Stuttgart

2012
›Don’t Worry! Be Happy!‹, Oberwelt e. V.
Stuttgart

2011
›Danke Repin!‹
Performance
VII Shiryaevo Biennial *
Shiryaevo | RU

›100 Schutzhauben‹
Participatory Installation
S.a.L.E. Docks
Venice | Italy

›off space parking‹
Participatory Performance, Utopia Parkway *
Stuttgart

2010
›Das große Pink‹
Participatory Action, Europaplatz High Noon *
Stuttgart

›Widerspruchssitzung‹
Participatory Installation , Distrikt Ost
Stuttgart

2006
›Zur Verbesserung der Haltung‹
Gallery Wunderkammer *
Stuttgart

2001
›Zwitscher‹
Flying Gallery
Stuttgart


Group Exhibitions

2020
›Neue Kunst im Alten Schloss‹
Landesmuseum Württemberg, Altes Schloss
Stuttgart

2018
›Taufrisch‹
Gedok Gallery
Stuttgart

›Kunst im Tuffsteinkeller‹
Honau

2017
›Was nun?‹
Kunstverein Gästezimmer
Stuttgart

›Näherung‹
Linienscharen
Stuttgart

›Präsenz, Kritik, Utopie‹
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2016
›Spektralkomik‹
Kunstverein Gästezimmer
Stuttgart

›Our Mind into a Bezel‹ *
Kunstverein Neuhausen

2015
›VI. Ellwanger
Kunstausstellung‹ *
Kunstverein Ellwangen

›Gästezimmer delux‹
Konschthaus Beim Engel
Luxembourg | LUX

2013
›Brandschutz 
Mentalitäten der Intoleranz‹
Gallery Stadtspeicher
Jena *

›Das Antlitz‹
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2012
›Ich-Stuttgart‹
House of History
Stuttgart

›Shiryaevo-Revue‹
Stuttgarter Kunstverein
Stuttgart

›Enter the Threshold‹
Gallery House
Stuttgart

›Kunst ist im Verein am Schönsten‹,
Center of Contemporary Art
Sasbachwalden

›Body:Space‹
Kunstverein Neuhausen

›Turm 4. Europapositionen‹
Gallery Pack of Patches
Jena

›Inbetriebnahme‹
Kunstverein
Heidelberg

2010
›Zwischenspiel auf Zeit‹
Localize - The Homeland Festival
Potsdam

›Kunst und Gesellschaft‹
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2009
Diploma of Fine Arts
Kunstbezirk Stuttgart

›summer reading‹
Gallery Invisible exports
New York | USA

›America‘s Next Topmodel‹
Studio Jankowski
Berlin

›Vivid Fantasy –
Die blühende Fantasie‹*
KISS, Castle of
Untergröningen

›Directors Lounge‹
5th International Media and Film Festival
Berlin

2008
›ISR – and the discovery of Artgod‹ *
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart | DE and
Richmond Art Center
Richmond | USA

›Play it‹
Messe Stuttgart

›Rhythmus‹
Kunstverein Walkmühle
Wiesbaden

2007
›Steet Fair – Open House‹
The Institute for Social Research (ISR)
San Francisco | USA

›Angerichtet–Ausgerichtet‹
Galerie Stihl
Waiblingen

2006
›Coming out of the Maultasche‹
Gallery maccarone inc.
New York | USA

›neuropolis‹
European Theater and Media Festival
Berlin

2005
›Skulptur zur Beseitigung des Professors‹
Kunstmuseum
Stuttgart

›Pflegekunst‹ *
Touring Exhibition of the
Social Ministry Baden-Württemberg

2004
›Klasse‹
KünstlerWerkstatt Mehlwaage
Freiburg

1999
›Meine Mutter klebt an der Kornblumentapete‹ *
Stuttgart

1998
›artparade‹
BDK Baden-Württemberg
Albstadt


*Cataloge