Eva Berendes


Untitled (hanging), 2017<br/>steel, lacquer, textiles, 215 x 200 x 300 cm
Performance View at Grimm Zentrum, Berlin
Collage (yucca), 2016<br/>transfer print on paper, mixed media (lemon net, yucca leaf, printed paper, plasticine)<br/>27 x 35,7 cm
Installation view, Less is a Bore, KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, 2016
Synekism/Groove Space, performance view, Sophiensaele Berlin, 2014
Untitled (Norma, 11 June), 2014<br/>pigment print on tyvek, steel<br/>110 x 125 cm
Untitled (Wednesday), 2014<br/>detail view with poster<br/>inkjet on paper<br/>84 x 60 cm
Spring/Summer, 2014<br/>installation view at CRG Gallery<br/>New York, 2014
Untitled (Monday & Tuesday), 2013 <br/>steel, lacquer<br/>220 x 250 x 150 cm each
Untitled, 2014<br/>plaster<br/>60 x 80 x 5 cm
Grid (Umbrella), 2013<br/>steel, lacquer, mixed media<br/>251 x 152 x 29 cm
installation view of "Screens & Reliefs"<br/>EtageProjects Kopenhagen, 2014
The Middelburg Curtain, 2011<br/>installation view at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), 2011<br/>with work by Guillaume Leblon
Untitled (Osaka), 2011<br/>steel, lacquer<br/>210 x 645 x 90 cm
People and Events will be the Decoration, 2011<br/>installation view<br/>S1 Artspace Sheffield (GB)
Untitled, 2010<br/>silk, silk paint, steel, lacquer<br/>121 x 121 cm
installation view of "Making is Thinking"<br/>Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2011
Untitled, 2008<br/>cotton, metal rail<br/>2,70 x 13 m
Untitled, 2007<br/>muslin, fabric dye, wood, primer<br/>228 x 213 x 40 cm
Untitled, 2008<br/>wood, stain, cotton<br/>185 x 190 x 43cm
Untitled (Emerald Curtain), 2006<br/>Muslin, silk paint<br/>H 380, W 370 and 311cm


Article in Iconist by Anna Sinofzik

New architectural commission:
Solidarity Screen, 2017/18
Trade Union Congress House, London
Launch Event, Tue 15 May, 5:30 – 8 pm

Collaboration with Oxydo Eyewar for 2018 Capsule Collection
article in Eyebizz

Solo Exhibition
Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt/Main
opening 17 May 2018

Group Exhibition
Visions of Exchange
Daimler Collection, Berlin
2 June – 4 November 2018

Eva Berendes, Silk, Grids & Souvenirs
Verlag für moderne Kunst, Wien
Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg
Text Christiane Rekade
Design Adeline Morlon


2001 – 2002
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, MA Fine Art (distinction)

1999 – 2001
Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Meisterschüler

1995 – 1998
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München

Grants / Residencies

CCA Andratx, Spain, Residency

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Stiftung Kunstfonds

Henry Moore Foundation, production grant

Art Scope, Tokyo, Daimler Foundation Japan

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


DAAD-scholarship for postgraduates

Erasmus, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London

Solo Exhibitions

Plaza, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg (DE)

Collages, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)

Kunstraum Düsseldorf, two-person exhibition with Ralf Werner, Düsseldorf (DE)
Stations, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)

Screens & Reliefs, Etage Projects, Kopenhagen (DK)
Norma (with Andreas Bunte), Ancient & Modern, London (GB)
Spring/Summer, CRG Gallery, New York, solo exhibition (USA)

ABC, Art Berlin Contemporary, solo with Sommer & Kohl and Jacky Strenz (DE)
The Near Serendipitous Encounter, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (DE)
Figures & Routines, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Frankfurt (DE)

Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)

The Somerset Curtain, Elisa Platteau & Cie, Brussels (BE)
New Reliefs, Ancient & Modern, London (GB)
People and Events will be the Decoration, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, (GB)

A veil, a shadow, a bloom, Sommer & Kohl Berlin (DE)
Eva Berendes & Michael Van den Abeele, Elisa Platteau Gallery, Brussels (BE)

Silk, Grids & Souvenirs, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Frankfurt /Main (DE)
The Armory Show, New York, solo presentation, Jacky Strenz Galerie (USA)

Eva Berendes / Günter Fruhtrunk, Arndt & Partner, Zürich (CH)
New Schubert Pink, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)

Ancient & Modern, London (GB)
Chess, with Florian Baudrexel, The Reliance, London (GB)

Jasmine and Trellis, Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt /Main (DE)
Chess, with Florian Baudrexel, Adeline Morlon Art Direction, Düsseldorf (DE)

Reliefs, Center, Berlin (DE)
Goethe Institute, Dublin (GB)

Group Exhibitions

31 Woman, Breese Little, London (GB)
Reflecting, Space, E. Berendes. I. Borges, D. Sirianni, Kunsthaus Essen (DE)
Micro Salon, Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris (FR)

Less is a Bore. Reflections on Memphis, curated by Julia Höner, Kai 10 / Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf (DE)
sculptures, matières, matériaux, textures…, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, temporary location Sisa-Foetz, Luxembourg
French Connection_Perspectives on Support/Surface, curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge, Kunstsaele in Berlin
The transparent tortoise shell and the un-ripe umbrella, curated by Louise Briggs, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GB)

Essai sur le don, Kunstverein Schwerin (D)
10 Picks, Representing Space, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
Wo ist hier? #2: Raum und Gegenwart, Bildhauerei und Installation seit 2000, Kunstverein Reutlingen (D)
Inside the City, Public Space and Free Space, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen (DE)
L’oiseau Présente…: Be abstract, Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall (DE)
Formal Relations, curated by Kamrooz Aram and Murtaza Vali, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York (USA)
Bild und Anpassung, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg (DE)
Show Room, curated by It’s our playground, Glassbox, Paris (FR)
Neighbours, Whatspace at Studio Grunewald, Ghent (BE)
Perpetuum Mobile, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
<< <    > >> (vol.2), Super Dakota, Brussels (BE)

Grids, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin (DE)
Le temps de la rentrée, Sommer & Kohl Berlin (DE)
Size Matters, Current Perspectives on Minimalism, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, curated by Nathalie Zonnenberg (NL)
Conversations around Marlow Moss, curated by Andrew Bick and Katrina Blannin, & Model, Leeds (GB)
Bild und Anpassung, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt (DE)
Screen Play, SWG 3 Gallery, Glasgow (GB)
Interrogation Marks in the Blurred Grid, Czech Gallery, Berlin, curated by Matyáš Chochola and Alexandr Puškin (DE)

One from None, curated by Nils Emmerichs, Autocenter, Berlin (DE)
The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein (AU)
Cabinet of Threads, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (DE)
Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
2,3 – 3D, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (DE)

Focus (mit M. Dornfeld und R.Polanszki), Ancient & Modern, Frieze Art Fair, London (GB)
Squat #1, by Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling, Paris (FR)
Algebraic Topology, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
Berlin Non Objective, SNO Centre, Sydney (AUS)
Brot & Salz, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
Sculpture Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York (USA)
A Stepping Stone, curated by SALTS, Autocenter, Berlin (DE)

Beyond the fragile geometry of sculpture, curated by Lorenzo Benedetto, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)
Eva Berendes, Meiro Koizumi, Hiroe Saeki, Jan Scharrelmann, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP)
Beyond Gestaltung, curated by Thomas Thiel, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (DE)
Bold Tendencies 5, sculpture commission, Car Park Peckham, London (GB)
Modernism has two faces…, curated by Sarah Staton and Simon Bill, Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute, Scotland (GB)
Madame Realism, curated by Lisette Smits, MARRES, Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht (NL)
Der Menschen Klee, curated by Cornelius Quabeck, KIT, Düsseldorf (DE)
Making is thinking, curated by Zoe Gray, Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)

Construction and its Shadow, curated by Andrew Bick, Leeds Arts Gallery (GB)
Between the lines, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex (GB)
The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (GB)
Bilder über Bilder, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Mumok), Wien (AT)
The Berlin Box, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx /CCA, Mallorca (ES)

Paper Moon, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, International 3, Manchester, (GB)
travelled to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (GB)
Drawing Sculpture, Daimler Contemporary Berlin (DE)
Les formes feminines, Triangle, Marseille (FR)
From Yarn to Yucca- A Continuation of the Dialogue Between Abstraction and Figuration, John Connelly Presents, New York (USA)
All that is solid melts into air, Part II: The Thing, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, MHKA Antwerp in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen (BE)

rep’e.t’tion, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow (GB)
The Eternal Flame, curated by Sabine Schaschl and Burkhard Melzer, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (CH)
minimal funktional, Highlights aus der Daimler Kunst Sammlung zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Design, Museum im Kulturspeicher,Würzburg (DE)
Foreground 08: Intervention/Decoration, Frome, Somerset (GB)
Hase, Krebs und Nachtigall, Galerie Mezzanin, Wien (AT)
Module Play & Box Promenade, Eva Berendes, Susanne Kohler, Ursula Mayer, Cell Project Space, London (GB)

Eccentric Growth, Eva Berendes Aleana Egan, Anja Schwörer, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (DE)
Strange Weight, curated by Rob Tufnell, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)
Minimalism and Applied I, Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, Berlin (DE)
Back and Forth 1: Otto Boll, Eva Berendes, Matthew Burbidge, Ali Kaaf, Villa Grisebach Gallery Berlin (DE)

Friedrich, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh (curated by Bruce Haines), (UK)

Liquid Crystal, Lothringer Dreizehn, Space for Contemporary Art, Munich (DE)
Communism, The Project Arts Center, Dublin (GB)

Free Energy, Loop Guestroom, Berlin (curated by Patricia Kohl) (DE)
Eva Berendes, Bernd Ribbeck, Claudia Wieser, Bravo, Düsseldorf (DE)

Put Out More Flags, Sutton Lane, London (curated by Christabel Stewart) (GB)
Reality Slides, Kunstverein Kohlenhof, Nürnberg (DE)
Goshka Macuga´s Picture Room, Gasworks, London (GB)
The Fragile Underground, Bart Wells Institute, London (curated by David Thorpe) (GB)

Other Projects

Collaboration with Oxydo Eyewear on 2018 Capsule Collection

Architectural Commission for Trade Union Congress, London, Trade Union Congress House
in collaboration with Hugh Broughton Architects and Mayer’sche Hofkunst, München
Completion November 2017

“People looking at people looking at people”
, sculptural set design, in collaboration with Sebastian Matthias and Lisanne Goodhue, Sophiensaele Berlin, 29 Sept. – 4 Oct 2016, Kampnagel Hamburg, 19 – 22 Oct 2016

„Synekism/Groove Space“, sculptural installation for dance project in collaboration with choreographer Sebastian Matthias, Sophiensaele Berlin touring Gessnerallee Zurich, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg (DE and CH)

Autocenter Summer Academy (DE), Lecturer


Selected articles


Review: Hannah Duguid, Plastic bags and Lucozade cast a magic spell, The Independent, 3 March 2016, p. 44

Interview, Tyler Mallison, Contemporary Reflections, COIO, 06/2015

Review: Miki Kanai, BT (Bijutsu Techo), Japan, pp 160/1, May 2015

Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes/Ralf Werner, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, 2015

Review: Screens & Reliefs, Domus, 11 Dec 2014

Conversation: Eva Berendes and Doug Ashford, DURCH 12, edited by Maxine Kopsa, published by Grazer Kunstverein, 2014

Portrait: Josie Thaddeaus-Johns, Eva Berendes studio visit, SLEEK Magazine, Winter 2013

Monika Khemsurov, Excerpt: Exhibition, Figures & Routines by Eva Berendes at Jacky Strenz Gallery, Sight Unseen, 3 Nov 2013

Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes Figures & Routines, Jacky Strenz Galerie, 2013

Catalogue: Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Verlag DIE NEUE SACHLICHKEIT. CH. SCHROER GmbH, Lindlar, 2013

Elin Himelfarb, ‘Squat #1’ by Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling, Paris,Wallpaper Magazine, Oct 2012

Review: Roger McDonald, Poetics of Space, Artscape Japan, December 2011

Catalogue: Artscope 2009-2011, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Published by Daimler Foundation Japan, 2011

Critic’s Pick: Simone Menegoi, Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Sculpture, Artforum, November 2011

Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes, People and Events will be the decoration, S1 Artspace, 2011

Ebook: Making is thinking, Witte de With, 2011

Andrew Maerkle, Making is Thinking, Art-iT, May 2011

Andrew Bick, The Conversation, VON BARTHA, Quarterly Report 01/11, pp. 12 – 13

YHBHS Interview: David John, Folding Screens & Paravents, August 6 2010

Exhibition booklet: The Long Dark, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2010

Exhibition booklet: Between the lines, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex

Jacky Strenz Galerie, Elle 06/2010, City Frankfurt, Kunst & Kultur, p. 41

Riccardo Previdi, Eva Berendes, Ornamento e Delitto, Flash Art, March 2010, p. 68-70– Christoph Schütte, Vasen und Krüge in Kunstlandschaft, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Nr. 302, Seite 39, 30 Dec. 2009

Martin Vincent, The Long Dark, Art Monthly No 332, Dec- Jan 2009/2010

Anna Catharina Gebbers, The NADA Emerging Artist Page, L-Magazine, New York, July 22 ­to August 4, 2009

Catalogue: All that is solid melts into air, Five Reflections on Materialist Spirituality in
Contemporary Art, MuHKA Antwerp, CultuurcentrumMechelen, 2009

Catalogue: Bart Wells Institute. Edited by Luke Gottelier and Francis Uprichard, Dent-de-Leone, 2009

Christiane Rekade, What do we do with it ?, Mousse Magazine, Feb/ March 2009

Jack Mottram, When exhibitions hang together, The Herald, 12 Dec 2008

Oliver Tepel, Halb/Zeit Half/Time, Checkpoint#6, Sept – Dec 2008

Oliver Tepel, Im schönen Nichts ist alles egal, Spex #316, Sept / Okt 2008

Colin Glen, Intervention / Decoration, Art Monthly, No 317, June 2008

Exhibition booklet: Intervention/ Decoration, Foreground 08, text by Simon Morrissey, 2008

Melissa Gronlund, Eva Berendes, Frieze 111, Review, Nov/ Dec 2007

Catalogue: Minimalism and Applied I, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, 2007

Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Florian Baudrexel, Eva Berendes: Chess, Contemporary Magazine #92, June 2007, p 69

Catalogue: Minimalism and After, Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Hatje Cantz Verlag

Peter Abs & Oliver Tepel, Listing Best of 2006, Spex #306, No 01-02/2007

Catriona Black, Material benefits, Sunday Herald, 7 Jan 2007

Jack Mottram, Peeking behind the curtain, The Herald, 22 Dec 2006

Robert Clark, Friedrich Edinburgh, The Guardian Guide, 23 – 29 Dec 2006

Tim Scott, Communism at Project, CIRCA 112, 2005

Robbie O’Halloran, Communism at Project, CIRCA 111, 2005, pp110-111