About me

Statement

My main interest relates to my social being, and life in our age of modern technology. And I love my computer, the World Wide Web, etc., and all the wonderful software, tools and options. YEAH!
And I am aware of the ambivalences involved in all these things.
There is always a political meaning in my art work, though I really would prefer to be a non-political person.
Most important to me and my art work is open-endedness. I love the unsettled. I love the unexpected – and yearn for safety and security. But there is no safety or security because, as an artist, I am a nomad – always on the move.
The freedom in my work makes sense to me: the best of feelings.
(copyedited 2017)

Awards and grants

2011
Zumtobel Special Award | cloudscap.es award | Biennale Venedig, initiated by Transsolar and AEDES, Berlin, Powersteps create powercolour, artgroup | kaiserundkoenigin (with Susan Kayser)

2009
Winner of Dein Bild! [Your pcture!] by Oliver Grajewski, Jürgen Palmtag, Hannes Trüjen and Oberwelt, Stuttgart, Collection Museum of Art in Stuttgart

2009
Project grant KunstKommunikation [ArtCommunication], DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Münsterland

Exhibitions (Selection)

2017
*Was nun?, Members´exhibition, Kunstverein Gästezimmer, 08/12/2017-16/12/2017
*BOXENSTOPP, Members´exhibition, GEDOK Stuttgart, 30/11/2017-16/12/2017
*Genius Loci, Chatbook, Lulale, Oberwelt Stuttgart, 03/11.-25/11/2017
*The State of Things, Chatbook Installation, Künstlerbund BW, Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen and Museum of Art Singen, 21 and 22/10/2017-07/01/2018
*Presence, Criticism, Utopia, Members´exhibition, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 26/8.-24/9/2017
*Realm of the Shades – Ray of Hope, 8th Höhler Biennial, 23/6. – 15/10/2017, Gera

2016
*Spektralkomik [Jokes of the Spectrum], Chatbook – Aunt Dagobert, Members exhibition KV Gästezimmer [Guestroom] e.V., Stuttgart
*FULL HOUSE – 10 Jahre Projektstipendium KunstKommunikation”, DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gavenhorst, Sommerausstellung, Fotobuch

2015
*BILL CAMPAIN – TO EASE EVERYDAY LIFE in public space, Chatbook, relax! in the foyer of Cooperative Bank Filder, KVN, Neuhausen/Filder
*INNOVATIONS – TO EASE EVERYDAY LIFE, Beebee Chairs, Store Transformations, KV Neuhausen, KVN Projectroom, Neuhausen/Filder
*Gästezimmer delux, Spammuseum-Chatbook, with Stefanie Reling, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg
*Re:connected, Spammuseum – Chatbook, Beate Baumgärtner and Stefanie Reling, Artforum Weil der Stadt, Wendelinskapelle
*” A L L E ! ” [„ A L L ! “] Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, Gallery of Karlsruhe, Catalogue

2014
*Energy Transition Art, SUPERCHARGE, silent green cultural quarter, Berlin, Catalogue
*Orwell reloaded, 2041. Members exhibition of Württembergischer Kunstverein
*Open studio, GEDOK-Atelierhaus, Stuttgart
*Sculpture inside, Carry That Weight Multiples, Griesbadgalerie, Ulm
*Carry That Weight, with artgroup dachswald, 2nd Sculpture Summer Ulm University, Catalogue

2013
*Die Büchse der Pandora [Pandora´s Box] group exhibition at Oberwelt e.V. Stuttgart
*Dialog-Trialog: Spammuseum – Chatbook, Beate Baumgärtner and Stefanie Reling, Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg at MUSEUM ART.PLUS in Donaueschingen, Catalogue
*Das Anlitz! [the face!] members’ exhibition, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
*Achtung Spannung [Attantion-high voltage] GEDOK Südwest, Landtag Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Catalogue
*RikschaRolation – KünstlerRotation [Rickshaw Rollation – artistic Rotation] participatory artistic contribution for the Doppelbock vernissage, with Hannes Trüjen, Kunstverein Gästezimmer and Kunstverein Neuhausen

2012
*gestern-heute-morgen [yesterday-today-tomorrow] Künstlerbund BW, Kunstgebäude am Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Catalogue
*[MEIN ATELIER.MY STUDIO] Stuttgarter Kunstverein

2011
*Portability and Network, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
*Carte blanche, Künstlerbund BW, Offenburg, Catalogue
*UNTERWELT [The Underworld] 5. Höhler Biennale reflecting the jubilee of Otto Dix, Gera, Thüringen, Catalogue
*Huntenkunst, art fair, Doetinchem, NL

2010
*My electricity pump, HOT SPOTS, Petrol station Adam Klein Straße/Mendelstraße, Nuremberg
*[ART + life] KunstKommunikation 5-year project grant, DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Münsterland, Catalogue

2009
*immer vollgas alter, only one life [always full throttle, only one life] solo exhibition, Atelier Wilhelmstraße 16 e.V., Stuttgart, Bad Cannstatt
*Winner of the DEIN BILD! [Your Picture!] competition set up by Oliver Grajewski/Jürgen Palmtag/Hannes Trüjen and Oberwelt, Collection Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
*24 Emoticons for Nonnenpättken, KunstKommunikation project grant, DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Münsterland

2008
*My own Electricity Pump, KV Gästezimmer, Stuttgart
*Ideenwerkstatt [The Ideas Workshop] DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Münsterland
*ortschaffen [Location Work] group exhibition, Shedhalle Tübingen
*Double Exhibition with Hannes Trüjen, Kunstverein Neuhausen
*Zwischenstand [Intermediate State] Members´exhibition, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

2007
*Correspondence : Korrespondenzen, members´exhibition, KV Neuhausen
*KUNSTBEWEGT [ART MOVES] Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, Neckarsulm, Catalogue
*Das Element und das Ganze [The Detail and the lot] solo exhibition, massgenau AG, Stuttgart

2005
*HSH Playing Fields, with David Graeter and Anja Ritzmann, Canosa / Chieti, Italy
*HSH installation, double exhibition with Wolfram Ullrich, Guestroom, Gallery MICHAEL STURM, Stuttgart
*HSH installation, double exhibition with Lie Ji Tong, GEDOK Gallery, Stuttgart

2002
*Medium über Medium [Medium about Medium] double exhibition with Stef Stagel, Gallery in the Kornhaus Kirchheim/Teck

2001
*Planen und Bauen, Bauen und Planen [plan and build, build and plan] solo exhibition, Provisorium Nürtingen

2000
*(eine Ausstellung) im Engelbergturm [(An Exhibition) in the Engelbergturm] group exhibition with Bär, Holl, Kleine-Vehn, Reilly, Seebach, Stagel, Schamp, Schlichter, Schlichting, Stuttgart-Leonberg

1997
*19 x 21, solo exhibition, Forum Art Gallery, Weilheim
*experiment 1b with artgroup berth-a, ETZ, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

1995
*Brauchen sie GELB? [Do you need yellow?], artistic action in public space, Reutlingen

1992 – 1995
art seminars in Metzingen with Prof. Christian Wulffen, Prof. Andreas Mayer-Brennenstuhl, Laurenz Theinert
1989 – 2000:
setup and management of workshop for art therapy, REHA FORTIS, facilities for the mentally ill, Sindelfingen, various exhibitions of works created during art therapy
1984 – 1989
diploma from Art Therapy College in Nürtingen
Born: 1959 in Balingen, South Germany

Add on

Since 2008: Artistic member of the Administrative Board of the Württembergischer Kunstverein                                                                       Since 2007: Association of Artists Baden-Wuerttemberg
Since 2006: Curatorial activities with Exhibitors’ Group GEDOK Gallery, Stuttgart

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  • Beate Baumgärtner with Stefanie Reling