Heike Weber


In her work Heike Weber tests drawing processes beyond the usual format, sounding the depths of their dynamic potential in different dimensions and media. She creates site-specific installations in the form of expansive murals and drawings on the floor, as well as interventions that take over spaces and surfaces, using diverse industrial prefabricated materials such as carpet pieces, clothesline, and pieces of mobile, textural silicon. They all have a kind of double reality in common, which is the result of the intense relationship between placement and limitation, or between the specific drawing and the optical illusion. This also makes them physically effective, since her works disturb and alter the usual parameters of spatial perception.

Heike Weber has also employed this expanded principle of three-dimensional drawing in her video works, most of which are loops featuring sequences of everyday observations, whose circular motion seems to obey its own set of non-functional rules. In another sense, this is also true of her figural drawings, whose motifs translate states of floating and weightlessness.

Whether with pencil, thread, scalpel, or camera, whether as an ornamental pattern or as a projected figure: Heike Weber’s works permit viewers to recognize a decided interest in the processes of exploration and transformation in drawing, specifically passing on to them a sense of their own motion and perspective. This creates open areas and situations that subjectively explore – both physically and mentally – the phenomena of time and motion in the construction of space.

 


 


VITA
 

1962
born in Siegen

1981-86
University of Applied Sciences, Aachen

1993-94
Artist in Residence, Glasgow School of Art

1997
Fellowship, Research Institute for Inter-Culture, Seoul

1998
Artist in Residence, Foundation Kulturfonds Berlin, Ahrenshoop

2001
Working Grant, Kunstfonds Bonn

2002
Artist in Residence, Fellowship North-Rhine Westfalia, Schloss Ringenberg

2003
Working Grant, Art Foundation, North-Rhine-Westfalia

2004
Artist in Residence, Barkenhoff-Foundation, Worpswede
Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Travel Grant, Art Foundation, North-Rhine-Westfalia

2005
Artist in Residence, Villa Casa Baldi, Olevano Romano

2006
Artist in Residence, Fellowship North-Rhine Westfalia, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

2006-07
Travel Grant, Transfer Turkey / North-Rhine Westfalia

2008 ff.
Realisation of several Art-and-architecture Competitions, for instance University Hospital Düsseldorf, Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bonn, German Air Trafic Control, Berlin/Brandenburg, Office House KÖ19, Düsseldorf, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Mönchengladbach, Nuclear Research Center,  Karlsruhe, Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei (with Walter Eul)

2013
Catalogue Promotion, Foundation Kunstfonds, Bonn

lives and works in Cologne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
hideout, Rasche Ripken, Berlin
Raumbilder Bellevue, Radevormwald (public space)
23, Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch-Gladbach

2015
fortuna, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/M.
Dédale, Le Salon Vert, Carouge
Der Flug auf dem Teppich, Kunstverein Rosenheim

2014
park, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen

2013
CUT, Galerie der Nord LB, Hannover
Cosmos, Städtische Galerie Schloss Borbeck, Essen

2012
Kilim, Burgkapelle, Museum Moderne Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt

2011
SCRUB, Rasche Ripken, Berlin

2009
Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster
Fliegende, Goethe-Institut, Toronto
Kilims a la turca, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum (with Fatih Kurcerlu)

2008
Kilims, Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz  
bungle rug, Rasche Ripken, Berlin
kilimbim, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/M.

2006
boden los, Installation, Kunsthalle Vienna

2005
baroccorock, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/M.

2004
barocco, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Glück, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
Glück, Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster
shift, L68 project space, London

2003
Mädchentraum, Museum Baden, Solingen
Zeichnung heute IV, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Mein Traum vom Fliegen, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

2000
f.o.b., Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster
Room 104, Hotel, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Nijmegen
white out, Hedah, Centrum voor heegendagse kunst, Maastricht

1999
Swing, Galerie Stadt München, Hotel Winston, Amsterdam
Wutz + Weber, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

1998
Drop, Kunstverein Arnsberg
Salonstücke 6, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch-Gladbach

1997
windows 1997, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Pelikan, Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster

1996
weber, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

1994
MAX, artothek, Cologne

1993
Querweltein, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
Sexy & Cool. Minimal goes emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen
Schwarz weiß, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen

2017
Papier = Kunst #9, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg

2016
Drama Queen – die inszenierte Sammlung, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
An der Oberfläche – on surface, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg
Stadt_Klausur, Evangelische Akademie, Frankfurt/M.

2015
Spaceliner, ARTER, Istanbul

2014
Glückssache, Volkswagenhalle Wolfsburg
Die Aktualität des Ornaments, Mönchehaus Museum Goslar
Große Geister, Neupräsentation der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2013
ICASTICA, Installation in der Basilica S. Francesco, Arezzo
Faden, Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin

2012
Wintergarten, Rasche Ripken, Berlin
About blank, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
Drinnen und Draußen, Goethe-Institut, Prague
Salonstücke reloaded, Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch-Gladbach
Die Eroberung der Wand, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen

2011
High speed, slow motion, Kunstraum Waschhaus Potsdam
Fade away and radiate, Rasche Ripken, Berlin
Traceable, Galleria ZAK, Siena
Passing the frame, Halle 10, CAP – Cologne, Cologne
Velada Santa Lucia 2011, Maracaibo, Venezuela

2010
Wir sind Orient. Zeitgenössische Arabesken, Marta Herford
Viel Glück und Erfolg, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
Unfinished Diaries, Kunstverein Gera
Sommerfrische, Außenprojekt Düsseldorf-Oberkassel
Mardin Biennale, Mardin, Turkey

2009
360°, Halle 10, CAP – Cologne, Cologne
Darüber hinaus, Kunstverein Marburg
Austria for Beginners, Museum of New Art, Detroit
Drawing lines, Kunstraum Munich

2008
I can watch my thoughts evolving, The Drawing Lab, Berlin
best before, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg

2007
countdown, Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster
Transfer Türkiye-NRW, Museum Bochum, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Sentralinstanbul, Istanbul
Gefühlte Temperatur, Kunstverein Lagenhagen
Worpswunder, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen
white out, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

2006
gib acht!, Museum Baden, Solingen
fragil, Kunsthaus Langenthal
auf eigene Art, Thomas-Mann-Villa, Munich
face to face, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster

2005
hoch hinaus, Kunstmuseum Thun
Pathetischer Betrug, Art Frankfurt
Neue Heimat 2, Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster

2004
In erster Linie, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Zeichnung vernetzt, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst
ZK, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Gegen den Strich, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

2003
Die Sehnsucht des Kartografen, Kunstverein Hannover
LOVE, Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz

2002
Drawing in motion, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Transistor I, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnheim

2001
Skulptur als Feld, Kunstverein Göttingen
attention please, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren
Vertigo, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Magazin 4, Kunstverein Bregenz

2000
Das Material des Bildhauers – der Ort, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Das Örtliche, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

1999
Testbild, Galerie Stefan Rasche, Münster    

1998
Penthouse – neue Kunst in neuer Fahrt, Produzentengalerie Kassel
10 Jahre Galerie von der Milwe, Ludwig-Forum, Aachen

1997
Köln-Seoul, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Papierarbeiten, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

1996
And what is drawing for? And why write well?, Kultur-Allianzen, Cologne

1995
Maikäfer flieg, Hochbunker Cologne
Villa Romana – Die Preisträger 1995, Museum Wiesbaden

1994
Modern Art, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

1993
11, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne