Jan Hendrik Pelz

Jan Hendrik Pelz

Heubach, Baden-Wüttemberg, Germany

About Jan Hendrik Pelz

Jan-Hendrik Pelz's works are mainly situated in the field of oil painting. Many of his works take on the medium itself or put the medium to the test. Pelz's artistic position moves across borders between media, whereby painting and conceptual approaches are fused with performative elements. Among the key starting points of his work are the search for strategies to unveil new ways of image composition, the engagement of the artist as creator, as well as heteronymous influences on the artistic process. The themes in the field of performance and video art revolve around social processes, the integration of urban space as well as its residents, the employment of familiar formulas and their alienation as well as the examination of the self with regard to the observer’s reflections. Work on individual series and bodies of works, some of which are created in collaboration with a team, often extends over a long period of time. Almost always, several pieces are worked on simultaneously. Jan-Hendrik Pelz currently lives and works near Stuttgart.

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Education

1984:
Born in Filderstadt / Germany

2007 - 2015:
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, (Art Academy Stuttgart) Germany.
Studied with Professor Mike Bouchert and Christian Jankowski

2011:
Scholarship of the city Schwäbisch Gmünd, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
Erasmus Scholarship, Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung Basel, Switzerland

Jan-Hendrik Pelz was taking part at numerous international exhibitions. He lives and works in Germany.

Exhibitions

2016

"Manifesta 11", Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland

"29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter", Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, Germany

"Art@work 11": Painting by Numbers, Circulating solo show, TI&M, Zürich / Bern / Lausanne, Switzerland

"Anwandlungen", Galerie Oberem, Bremen, Germany

"Körperfantasien", KunstWerk e.V., Fellbach, Germany

"Manifestina" (by Christian Jankowski and Maurizio Cattelan), Zurich, Switzerland

"Gopea", Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst Osnabrück e.V., Hase 29, Osnabrück, Germany

"La Cour des Arts", Eglise St. Pierre, Tulle, France

"Objekt_Tief!", Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Meersburg, Germany

"Lichtschleuse", solo show, Museum Schloss Fachsenfeld, Aalen-Fachsenfeld, Germany

"Sunrise Salon", solo show, Salon Neucologne, Berlin, Germany

"Zeitkapsel: 1989-2015", Kunst+Projekte Sindelfingen e.V. / Galerie der Stadt, Sindelfingen, Germany

"Item Art Award", Item, Ulm- Einsingen, Germany

"Weit.Sicht", Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart (City Library Stuttgart), Stuttgart, Gemany

"Manifestina", Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany


2015

"Videonale 15 / Parcours", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

"Gmünd ART", Kunstmuseum Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

"Rue des Arts", Kunstverein / Galerien für Kunst und Technik, Schorndorf, Germany

"ГОГОЛЬFEST 15" (Gogol 15), Velyka Vasylkivska, Kiev, Ukraine

"Dann ist das Bauen eine wüste Sache" / Oberwelt / Stuttgart / Germany

"JUNGKUNST 10", Halle 52, Winterthur, Switzerland

"Blendwerk", solo show, Gmünder Kunstverein, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany


2014

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (5)", KunstWerk e.V., Köln, Germany

"landEscape 2", solo show, Galerie ART Seefeld, Zürich, Switzerland

"Zu Tisch", Kulturniederlassung Südwest, Stuttgart, Germany

"Just Episoden", Calwer Passage, Stuttgart, Germany"

"2041. Endlosschleife.", Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

"Favorites", solo show, 67. Festival del Film Locarno, Galeria Fuori Orbita, Locarno, Switzerland

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (6)", Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt, Germany


2013

"Stillstand und Bewegung", Hauptbahnhof, Central Station Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (1)", Berlin Art Week, Shift. e.V., Berlin, Germany

"Zweigstellen", solo show, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

"FE-MA-LE", Pop-up-Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

"Large Sculpture + Small Sculpture = New Sculpture", public space, Warsaw, Poland

"Radura", solo show, Gallery Fuori Orbita, Locarno, Switzerland

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (2)", Polarraum für Kunst der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany

Project with Christian Jankowski, for: Christian Jankowski, "tableau vivant", Grieder Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland

"Das Antlitz", Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (3)", Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany

"Transmembran - Unter neuer Haut", solo show, Kunstverein Feuerbach, Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany

"Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen (4)", Museum Lytke, Leipzig Germany


2012

"aktion", Dock, Basel, Switzerland

"UND 7 - Plattform für Kunstinitiativen", Alter Schlachthof Karlsruhe, Germany

"Neue Klasse" , Galerie Wiensowski & Harbord, (curated by Christian Jankowski and Gregor Schneider), Berlin, Germany

"Purpur", Kunstverein Schwäbisch Gmünd, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

"12. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach", Alte Kelter, Fellbach, Germany

"Young at Art", Gallery Seefeld, Zürich, Switzerland

"grabenflug", solo show, Öreghegy Culture House, Székesfehérvár, Hungary


2011

Prize of the Art Academy, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

"Connecting - Kunst von heute nimmt Bezug auf die Sammlungen des Nördlinger Stadtmuseums", Municipal Museum Nördlingen, Nördlingen, Germany

Special edition 2011 ("Jahresgabe") for: Kunstverein Nördlingen, Nördlingen, Germany


2010

"Jan-Hendrik Pelz