Martina Geiger‑Gerlach

On the Uses and Effects of the Fine Arts

Martina Geiger-Gerlachs works are attempts at the applicability of the fine arts in everyday life or at the performative implementation of everyday practices. It is always about the human being. How can our behavior patterns, rituals and strategies be read? And how can conventions be further developed and power contructions be used new?

Each setting or picture has the task to cast a spell over the viewers as long until they too see themselves confronted with the questions negotiated here. The matter would thus be spread over a number of heads and capacities - and could be re-thought and updated by many.

Biography

1964
Born in Albstadt
lives and works in Stuttgart

2003-2009
Education
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 Fine Arts

Awards / Grants

2019
Artist in Residence
Residence Croisees Ville de Strasbourg,
Haute école des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)
and Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines (CEEAC)
Straßburg, F

2017 - 2020
Studio promotion
City of Stuttgart

2015
Art Prize of the Karl-Heinz Knoedler Foundation
Ellwangen

2014
Studio HANGAR
Barcelona, ESP

2007
1st Prize Ideas Competition Art Foundation ProArte
Ulm

Solo Exhibitions

2014
›Augenschein‹
A video show in three acts Kunstverein
Brackenheim

›Schauraum‹
Cultural Association Provisorium
Nuertingen

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

›Raumwunder‹
An amicable house occupation with the help of art
Stuttgart

2016
›performen@kunstmuseen‹
Kunstverein Neuhausen

2015
›warten‹
Lecture, Oberwelt e.V.
Stuttgart
2014

›warten‹
Partizipative Performance, Kunstverein
Ellwangen

›Skulptur für die Aufsicht‹
and further experiments on the applicability of the fine arts Lecture, GEDOK Gallery
Stuttgart

2013
›Hangab‹ of the gallery owner
Performance
Gallery Merkle
Stuttgart

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

›100 Schutzhauben‹
Participatory Action
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 Action
Distrikt Ost
Stuttgart

Group Exhibitions

2018
›Feldarbeit‹, Gedok Gallery
Stuttgart

›Taufrisch‹, Gedok Gallery
Stuttgart

›Kunst im Tuffsteinkeller‹
Honau

2017
›Was nun?‹
Kunstverein Gästezimmer e. V.
Stuttgart

›Näherung‹, Linienscharen
Stuttgart

›Präsenz, Kritik, Utopie‹
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2016
›Spektralkomik‹, Kunstverein Gästezimmer e. V.
Stuttgart

»Our Mind into a Bezel« *, KV
Neuhausen

2015
›VI. Ellwanger Kunstausstellung‹ *, Kunstverein
Ellwangen

›Gästezimmer delux‹
Konschthaus Beim Engel
Luxembourg, LUX

2013
›Brandschutz / Mentalitäten der Intoleranz‹, Stadtspeicher
Jena *

›Das Antlitz‹
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2012
›Ich-Stuttgart‹
House of History
Stuttgart

›Shiryaevo-Revue‹
Stuttgart Art Association
Stuttgart

›Enter the Threshold‹
Gallery House
Stuttgart

›Kunst ist im Verein am Schönsten‹, CoCAO
Sasbachwalden

›Body:Space‹, Kunstverein
Neuhausen

›Turm 4. Europapositionen‹
Gallery Pack of Patches
Jena

›Inbetriebnahme‹
Heidelberger Kunstverein
Heidelberg

2010
›Zwischenspiel auf Zeit‹
Localize - The home festival
Potsdam

›Kunst und Gesellschaft‹
Württemb. Kunstverein
Stuttgart

2009
Diploma Free Art 2009
Art district Stuttgart

›summer reading‹
Invisible exports
New York, , USA

›America‘s Next Topmodel‹
Studio Jankowski, Berlin

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

›Directors Lounge‹
5th Int.Media and Film-Festival
Berlin

2008
›ISR – and the discovery of Artgod‹ *
Württemb.Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE and Richmond Art Center, Richmond, USA

›Play it‹
Fair Killesberg
Stuttgart

›Rhythmus‹
Artist Association 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‹ *
Start of the Traveling exhibition Social Ministry
Baden-Württemberg

2004
›Klasse‹
KünstlerWerkstatt Flour Scale
Freiburg

1999
›Meine Mutter klebt an der Kornblumentapete‹ *
Stuttgart

1998
›artparade‹
BDK Baden-Württemberg
Albstadt

* with catalog