Born in 1969 in Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Thilo HEINZMANN

Thilo Heinzmann, born in Berlin in 1969, attended Städelschule in Frankfurt from the early 1990s in the class of Thomas Bayrle. During that time he also assisted Martin Kippenberger. A significant voice in a generation of German painters scrutinizing the medium and its history, his inventive, precise works are driven by an inquiry into what painting can be today. Using chipboard, styrofoam, nail polish, resin, pigment, fur, cotton wool, porcelain, aluminum and hessian, Heinzmann has for the last twenty-five years worked on developing new paths and an unique visual language in his practice. He is interested in the presence that each work creates, which is further enhanced by his paintings’ powerful tactile qualities. It invites the viewer to notions on some essentials: composition, surface, form, color, light, texture, and time. In 2018 he was appointed professor of painting at Universität der Künste in Berlin.

education

1992–1997
- Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

solo shows

2019
- Pantaloni, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
- Voyage Visage Passage, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

2018 
- Wabel in my walk, Dependance, Brussels, Belgium 
- Bird of Prey Says No Grey, Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain

2017
- We, Rivers & Mountains, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Softside & Softspot in the Garden, Charles Asprey, Tyers Street, London, United Kingdom

2016
- Morbidezza, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- To Be And To Be, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2015
- Beauty takes care of its own, Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid
- Détours, Hasards et Monsieur Heinzmann, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- When a mule runs away with the World, Andersen's, Copenhagen 

2014
- Cloud Clear Horizon, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
- You  It & I, dépendance, Brussels
- Thilo Heinzmann, Bortolami Gallery, New York


2013
- The Belle Show, Carl Freedman Gallery, London
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Touching Hands with Body, Galerìa Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

2012
- Tacmo, Andersen’s, Copenhagen
- Porcelain Paintings, dépendance, Brussels

2011
- Would You Take the Ball from a Little Baby, Bortolami Gallery, New York
- I’m Red, She’s Yellow, We’re Blue, Carl Freedman Gallery, London
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck

2010
- Straight from the Cotton Fields. Naked. It’s Unbelievable, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Thilo Heinzmann/Martin Neumaier, dépendance, Brussels
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

2009
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck
- Thilo Heinzmann, Andersen’s, Copenhagen
- Thilo Heinzmann, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2008
- An Empty Stomach Is the Devil’s Playground, Bortolami Gallery, New York
- Thilo Heinzmann, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Thilo Heinzmann, Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main

2007
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

2006
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main

2005
- Zum Atmen und Wünschen, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck

2004
- Schönheit, Pracht, Wollust und Gelassenheit, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Alle Tage, Alle Jahre, Alle Jahre, Alle Tage, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich

2003
- The Hand, the Heart, the Soul, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

2002
- When a Woman Loves a Man, Maschenmode, Berlin
- The Year and the Woman, Asprey Jacques, London

2000
- Joy n Pain Sunshine n Rain, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt am Main

1999
- 1. Diciembre 1999 – 29. Enero 2000 (with / mit Thomas Zipp), Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid

1997
- Thilo Heinzmann, Galerie Neu, Berlin

1995
- Thilo Heinzmann, Birgit Küng, Zurich

group shows

2019
- Too much is not enough! The Donation "Artelier Collection", Neue Galerie Graz, Austria

2017
- Andersen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Danemark 
- Condo 2017: Maureen Paley hosting dépendance, Maureen Paley, London
- Per Amor a l'Art Collection. Ornament = Crime ?, Bombasgens, Valencia, Spain

2016
- Natalie Seroussi at dépendance, dépendance, Brussels

2015
- Turn of a Century - André Butzer, Björn Dahlem, Thilo Heinzmann, Thomas Helbig, Andy Hope 1930, Erwin Kneihsl, Markus Selg, Thomas Zipp, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Andersen's Anniversary Show, Andersen’s, Copenhagen
- March, dépendance, Brussels
- Blue Pink Black, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2014
- 2014BERLIN1109, Jochum Rodgers, Berlin
- The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London
- Sein und Zeit, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck

2013
- Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
- Galerie Perrotin/ 25 ans, Tripostal, Lille
- „Il faut être peintre ...” (Eugène Leroy), Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck
- Group Show, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Heinzmann Johnson Zipp, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2012
- Post-War and Contemporary Art Collection, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
- Exploring Never Stops, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin

2011
- Masterpieces of Painting in the Collection of the IVAM: Past, Present and Future, IVAM - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia
- Thomas Bayrle kuratiert (ungern) Schrippenkönig mit p?, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna
- Fruchtbaresland, Carl Freedman Gallery, London
- True Faith, Andersen’s, Copenhagen

2010
- Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York
- Seated Man, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2009
- Amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- 5 Years for Friends, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck
- Berlin 2000, PaceWildenstein, New York

2008
- That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Untitled, 6 x 2, 2008, M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
- Hotel Marienbad 002: Sammlung Rausch, KW Berlin, Berlin
- Das Grosse Nichts, Gebert Stiftung, Rapperswil-Jona
- Andersens Wohnung revisited 1996–1999, Andersen’s, Berlin

2007
- Thilo Heinzmann, Antonni Lena, Bojan Sarcevic, Bortolami Gallery, New York
- Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
- Substance & Surface, Bortolami Gallery, New York
- Return to Forever, Forever and a day Büro, Berlin
- Optik Schröder, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

2006
- Ketzer & Co, Haus der Kunst, Brno

2005
- Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- 36 x 27 x 10, Volkspalast, Berlin

2004
- Guido W. Baudach, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
- Invite #8, Klosterfelde, Berlin

2003
- Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main

2002
- Friede, Freiheit, Freude, Maschenmode, Berlin
- Christian Flamm, Thilo Heinzmann, Michel Majerus, Antje Majewski, Nader, Asprey Jacques, London

2001
- Musterkarte – Modelos de Pintura Alemana, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid
- Viva November, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
- Montana Sacra, Circles 5, ZKM, Karlsruhe

2000
- Death Race 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York
- Berlin – Binnendifferenz, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Bregenz

1999
- Malerei, Init Kunsthalle, Berlin
- Offencia Europa, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna

1998
- Junge Szene, Secession, Vienna

1997
- Ex-Centrics, Vordingborg
- To Show You What’s NEU, Galerie Neu, Berlin

1993
- Männerkunst, Frauenkunst, Kunstverein
- Kippenberger at / im Fridericianum, Kassel