Hans Scheib

“As far back as I can remember I dreamed about being an artist, I went to school, then high school, and finally Dresden’s College of Fine Arts, so that I could get a slip of paper that stated I was an artist. I needed that to protect me from the police calling me “asocial.” I blame it on my grandmother for giving me my first pad of drawing paper.”

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Born 1949, Potsdam, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2007 Visiting Artist Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
2004 Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
2001 Member of The Free Academy of the Arts, Hamburg, Germany
1971 – 1976 Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany

2014 Egmont-Schaefer-Award for Drawing, Berlin, Germany
2005 Bautzen Award for Fine Arts
1995 Supporting Award for the Arts, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Game, Symbol and Festival, StadtMuseum Pirna, Pirna, Germany
2018 Cross, Kirche Dannenwalde, Gransee, Germany
2017 Rundum, Achim Freyer Kunsthaus, Berlin, Germany
2017 Diogenes (I am looking for people), Galerie Bernau, Bernau, Germany
2016 Narrative!, Essenheimer Kunstverein, Essenheim, Germany
2015 Native American Girl and Other Sculptures, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany
2014 The Young Lady from Riga, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2013 Sculpture and Drawing, Sammlung Hurrle, Durbach, Germany
2012 Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, D.C.
2012 Animals, Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
2011 April’s Face, Maschinenhaus, Essen, Germany
2010 May has arrived, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Dragon’s Teeth and Other, Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
2008 With Love…, Galerie Kontrapost, Leipzig, Germany
2008 Galerie Beyer, Dresden, Germany
2008 Ni Hao!, Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany
2008 And I Saw: and Behold…, French Dome at Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
2007 Hippos, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin, Germany
2006 As I Like It, Orangerie Draenert, Immenstaad, Germany
2006 Sculptures and Graphic Arts, Free Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Germany
2005 Nadine, Galerie Bauscher, Potsdam, Germany
2005 Summerdays (are gone), Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany
2004 Berlin’s Face, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
2004 Asparagus Viridis, Galerie Niepel, Düsseldorf, Germany
2003 Listros Project, Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany and Addis Abada, Ethiopia
2001 Phaeton, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
2001 Sixteen and a few other, Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
1999 Figure, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany
1999 Sculptures and Drawings, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, Germany
1996 Phaeton + Twelve, Stadtmuseum Foundation, Berlin, Germany
1994 Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany
1992 Girl – Death, Galerie Rothes Haus, Schwetzingen, Germany
1988 Figures/Etchings, Galerie Poll, Berlin, Germany
1988 Women Figures, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
1987 Childhood, Galerie Niepel, Düsseldorf, Germany
1980 Autumn, Atelier Raumerstrasse, Berlin, Germany

Two Person and Group Exhibitions 

2018 Beauty and Abyss, Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
2018 Down to the Naked Skin, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
2018 Beautiful Views, Galerie Helle Coppi, Berlin, Germany
2017 Come TogetherGalerie Ines Schulz, Dresden, Germany
2017 Georgia, Earth Stride, Earth Dream, La Galerie MLS, Bordeaux, France
2017 Malströme, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
2017 Urban Jungle, Tramdepot Burgernziel, Bern, Switzerland
2017 Figure and Dance, Atelier Laubbach, Ostrach-Laubbach, Germany
2017 More Cramped, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Luther and Babylon, Sparkasse Märkisch-Oderland Strausberg, Brandenburg, Germany
2017 À la table de Pirosmani, La Galerie MLS, Bordeaux, France
2016 Voices of Dissent. Art in the GDR 1976-1989, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2016 Lucky Coincidence, Kunsthaus Taunusstein, Taunusstein, Germany
2016 Fragments of Time, Volksbank Weinheim Galerie, Weinheim, Germany
2016 Vis-à-Vis – Art from Mannhaimer Versicherung AG, Museen Schloss Voigtsberg, Oelsnitz, Germany
2016 GDR and Expressions of the 80s, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 OktobArtFest, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2015 Sommerreigen, Galerie Ines Shulz, Dresden, Germany
2015 Summertime, Galerie Michael W. Schmalfuss, Marburg, Germany
2015 Hans Scheib and Hans-Otto Schmidt, Schmalfuss Berlin Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin Germany
2015 Shapes and Color Fields (with Oscer Pioppi), GEHAG-Forum, Wilmersdorf, Germany
2015 The Eternal Feminine, Draws Us Upwards, Kunstverein Hockenheim, Hockenheim, Germany
2015 Andreas Homberg and Hans Scheib, Kunsthaus Koldenhof, Koldenhof, Germany
2015 Reincarnations, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2015 English Red and Dove Grey, German Embassy, London, United Kingdom
2015 Horizon Observers, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2014 Sculpture and Painting: Hans Scheib and Tino Geiss, Galerie Brockstedt,
Berlin, Germany
2014 Primitive – Prime Time, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2013 This and That – Oscar and the Legs of Dolores (with Peter Herrmann), Kunstraum Bernusstrasse, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2012 Tunnel Berlin – Istanbul (with Reinhard Stangl), arte Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Horizon Observers, National Museum of Brasilia, Brazil
2009 In Europa (with Peter Herrmann and Oscer Pioppi), Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2007 Stories by the Water, Galerie Poll, Berlin, Germany
2006 Images of Men 1945-2005, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 A Little Menagerie, Galerie Kasten, Mannheim, Germany
2004 Nose Head and Small Wild (with Elli Graetz), Galerie Tangente, Liechtenstein
2003 Café Obermaier, Galerie Hofman & Kyrath, Berlin, Germany
2002 Summer Gardens, Galerie Hofman & Kyrath, Berlin, Germany
2001 Whispers, Leonhardi Museum, Dresden, Germany
2000 Forum Box, Art Forum, Helsinki, Finland
1999 The Element (with Klaus Dennhardt), Galerie Poll, Berlin, Germany
1996 Three Berlin Artists (with Peter Herrmann and Reinhard Stangl), Carré Sainte Anne, Montpellier, France
1995 The Golden Pot (with Peter Herrmann), Octogon Brühlsche Terrasse,
Dresden, Germany
1994 Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany
1994 The Okapi is Beautiful (with Hartmut Neumann), Gerhard-Marcks-Haus,
Bremen, Germany
1993 White Flag, The Burned Child, Watzmann (with Peter Herrmann and Reinhard Stangl), Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
1992 Girl – Death, Galerie Rothes Haus, Schwetzingen, Germany
1990 Arts of GDR, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
1989 Prussian Blue (with Peter Herrmann), Goethe Institute, Paris, France
1986 Maelstrom (with Ralf Kerbach, Helge Leiberg, Cornelia Schleime, Reinhard Stangl), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
1982 Lunch on the Grass (with Anna Cumin), Leonhardi Museum, Dresden, Germany
1982 Sculpture and Flowers (with Anatol Erdmann and Stefan Reichmann), Treptower Park, Berlin, Germany
1979 Leonhardi-Museum, Dresden, Germany
1978 Galerie Mitte, Berlin Mitte, Germany

Selected Collections
Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany
Deutscher Bundestag Collection, Berlin, Germany
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, DC
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
Louvre It or Leave It, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mannheimer Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
Mannheimer Versicherungen, Mannheim, Germany
Märkisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Museum Ludwig, Aachen, Germany
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Hurrle, Durbach, Germany
Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig, Germany