Simone Subal Gallery

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Born 1980 in Berlin, Germany


2004-2010 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf,
Weltmeisterschüler with Prof. Peter Doig, 2010
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
2002 Diploma, Media Design

Solo Exhibitions

Kunstparterre, Munich, Germany (forthcoming)
Kate MacGarry, London (forthcoming)
Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (forthcoming)
Electric Forest (Bowery), (with Anna K.E.), Simone Subal Gallery, New York

Deep Tissue, Berlinskej Model, curated by Monika Cejkova, Prague, Czech Republic
VR360, curated by Matreyi Maheshwari, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Complimentary Blue (with Anna K.E.), Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
Florian Meisenberg and David Renggli, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin

In Flames Leaving Las Vegas, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
The Taste of Metal in Water, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Late Checkout (West Berlin), in collaboration with Anna K.E., WNTRP, Berlin, Germany
Acting and Aging (Odorless Journey), Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Um, nice guy, good hospitality, but.. y’know.. I-I- I don’t think he knows how to turn on a computer. (brief pause) So… but th-the good thing is he’s lling the void.. uh, with coverage in Manhasset at the moment so y’know they’re-they’re not drowning, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Current Upcoming Past, Murias Centeno, Lisbon, Portugal
Countdown Belladonna, with Anna K.E., Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt
Late Checkout II, with Anna K.E., Signal, Brooklyn, NY

battery life, Planthouse, New York
Furthermore, all the windows looked onto the courtyard and – from scarcely any distance – onto other windows of the same style, behind which could be glimpsed the stately outline of new windows opening onto a second courtyard, (performance), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently, Simone Subal Gallery, New York

Being blonde with insufficient funds, Mendes Wood, São Paulo
The New World Hotel, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel (cat.)
Somewhere sideways, down, at an angle, but very close, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Den højdesyge af Marquis de Lessert, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen

“What did the green grape say to the purple grape? Breathe!” (It is always forthcoming and already past), PROVINZ Editionen, Bochum, Germany
Delays During Transit (Tales of Early Prematurity), Kate MacGarry, London
Faith so certain shall never be shaken by heaviest sorrow, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

Magic Moments Of Homeopathy VOL1 (The Trauma Of Creative Man), Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich
Magic Moments Of Homeopathy VOL2 (The Drama Of Creative Man), Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
NRW Förderpreisträgerausstellung, Kunst aus NRW Alte Reichsabtei, Aachen (cat.)

Writing Shit About New Snow For The Rich Is Not Art!, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (cat.), Kate MacGarry, London
Despite Ourselves, Art Since The Summer Of ‘69, New York, NY

what art? what mushroom? a club for dehydrated people, with C. Lohmann, The Shelter, Cologne
Finally! scientists found out that art is just another hobby!, Tanzschule Projects, with C. Lohmann, Munich

Turn your bedroom life into a volcano of pleasure!, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
“the artist as a model of change”, “the artist as a young clown”, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich

turn your bedroom life into a vulcano of pleasure, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (cat.)

Disadvantage Agassi, Villa de Bank, Enschede (cat.)

Selected Group Exhibitions

Holbaek Art,
invited by Milena Hoegsberg, Holbaek, Denmark (forthcoming)
Julia Stoschek Collection, Duesseldorf/Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)

Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland
, exhibition in four locations in Germany, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum Gunzenhauser, and Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Tender Buttons,
Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany
11 Comrades of Time,
Hardspace, Basel, Switzerland
Link in Bio, Museum der Bildenden Kuenste Leipzig, curated by Anika Meier
Copines – Copains – Berlin, WENTRUP, Berlin, Germany
Tender Button, curated by Nadja Quante & Anna Vohswinckel, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen
CONDO with Edouard Malingue Gallery, Kate MacGarry, London
Inland Empire, curated by Jonathan Ehrenberg, Essex Flowers, New York

I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists, curated by Jen DeNike, LX Arts, NY
Ten Marginal Years, curated by Brad Ewing, Foxy Productions NY
Berlin-Sofia. A shortcut, Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
IAM, Garage, curated by Vika Dushkina, Moscow
Ashtray Show, Belmacz, London
Touch (AT), curated by Nadja Quante, Anna Voswinckel, Bakri Bakhit, nGBK, Berlin, Germany
Last Dance, Autocenter, KINDL Zentrum fuer Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Berlin, curated by Joep von Liefland & Maik Schierloh
Ten Marginal Years, Foxy Productions, NYC curated by Brad Ewing
A Fleshly School of Poetry, curated by Daniela Brunand & Kristian Falsnaes
I left my dog in the car, Galerie Russi Klenner, Berlin, curated by Phillip Bollmann
360: NAUSEA, Zabludowicz Collection, London

Schöne Neue Welten. Virtuelle Realitäten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Zeppelin
Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Elastic Hours (with Anna K.E.), Sequences VIII, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hybrid Layers (as part of „Metaphysics“), ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und
Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany
Der Kuss, Broehan Museum, Berlin, Germany
Shared Spaces, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg. Aschaffenburg, Germany
Myths of the Marble, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
ARS 17. Hello World!, Kiasma Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Myths of the Marble, ICA, Philadelphia, curated by Milena Hoegsberg & Alex Klein, (Cat.)
Small, curated by Juliet Kothe & Annika von Taube, Sexauer Galerie, Berlin,

Frieze New York, Simone Subal Gallery, NY
ICH, Neue Formen des Selbstportraits, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, curated by Martina Weinhart, (Cat.)
Nuit Blanche, with Anna K.E. Monaco, curated by Joerg Heiser
Provinz Editionen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany, (Cat.)
Night Transmissions // Natuervarp II, nightly videoart program on Icelands National TV, curated by Margot Norton
Watermark, Signal, Brooklyn, NY

Save the Data!, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
The Casual Gesture, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn
The Casual Gesture, Standpoint Gallery, London
Verena Dengler, Florian Meisenberg, David Renggli, Gabriele de Santis, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Statements 2, Goethe-Insititut Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Geometries of Intimacy, Abrons Arts Center, New York
House Party with Dzek, Kate MacGarry, London
Friendly Takeover: Artists show their collection , Marta Herford (Gehry galleries), Herford
Transgression, Philara e. V., Düsseldorf
Sie und ihre Ausstellungen, Ausstellung in der Sammlung Kunst aus NRW in der ehemaligen Reichsabtei Aachen-Kornelimünster, Aachen
Relative Wirklichkeiten, TS-Artprojects, Berlin
Jiří David, Andy Hope 1930, Florian Meisenberg Galerie Václava Špály, Prag
Dreamland, Museum Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York

Kunstpreis junger Westen 2013, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
Gruppo di famiglia in un interno, Parrotta Gallery, Stuttgart
Es gibt keine meisterwerke mehr, Tanja Pol Gallery, Munich
Accrochage, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin
Revised Abstraction, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich

Boros Collection No.2, Boros Collection, Berlin (cat.)
Other voices – other rooms, Wentrup Avlskarl Projects, Copenhagen
Cleaning a bed from morning dust, Boutique, Cologne
Language is the house we live in, Kunstfilmtag 2012, Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Endless summer, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Eyes wide shut, Vogt Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and films, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf
Aviskarl Gallery, Copenhagen
Solingen Kunstmuseum, Solingen, Germany
think german/new german art, Residency of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, London
Winter in America, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich

SELF CONSCIOUSNESS, VW Veneklasen & Werner Gallery, Berlin (cat.)
Think german//neue deutsche Kunst, Deutsche Botschaft London
Halbjahresgaben 2010, Tanzschule Projects Munich
You can leave your hat on, Gallery Hasen Performance at Schmela Haus K20/K21, Düsseldorf
What art? what mushroom? a club for dehydrated people, The Shelter, Cologne
22×4, amor parvi oder die Liebe zum kleinen, Kunstverein Langenhagen
Enovos Förderpreis Junge Kunst, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (cat.)

Hunger, Columbia University, New York
Paintings in the sky, Kate MacGarry, London
Me, myself and I (Vol II), Weltraum, Munich

Life is a funny old dog, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich
Untertag/11min., Gloriahalle, Düsseldorf
Wahrheit ist was uns verbindet, Jaspersjahr Universität, Oldenburg (cat.)
Pilot Projekt_1, Pilotprojekt für Kunst, Düsseldorf
Mischanlage von Dr.Urlaub, Alte Kokerei, Zeche Zollverein Essen (cat.)
Wenn nicht für Gott, dann für wen?, Villa Daniel Richter, Hamburg
Permanent Vacation, with Anna K.E. EY Artforum, Düsseldorf

The Great Show, Sistig & Ostrowski, Cologne
Regarding Düsseldorf 2, Kunstverein 701, Düsseldorf (Kat.)
Being Spielberg, presented by Gallery Hasen, with Anna K.E. Schaufenster des Kunstvereins für die Rheinlande und Westphalen, Düsseldorf
The birth of Gallery Hasen, at Sommer M.O.G.G., Düsseldorf
Anna K.E. und Florian Meisenberg, citta di bologna, Cologne
Museum for…., Die Vitrine mit Anna K.E., Düsseldorf
Healthy children for a wealthy future, Kunstcodex with Anna K.E., Codex Partners, Munich

Special Effects, American Apparel, Frankfurt
The Courtesy of Thorsten Eyer, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
Aus der Mitte entspringt ein Fluss, Sistig & Ostrowski Open Studios

Copy your Idol, Kunsthalle Berlin Pankow (cat.)
Kleines Affektchen 3, Performance/Video-Event,Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

Curatorial Projects & Lectures

Artist talk, Hope Recycling Station, Prague
Open Critique UMPRUM, Prague

Open Critique & Colloqium, Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
Open Critique & Colloqium, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe

Artist talk, HFG, Offenbach

On Material Digital, ICA Philadelphia
VR-workshop with Tommy Martinez, ICA Philadelphia
Virtual Enterprises, ICA Philadelphia
NYU visiting artist lecture, and round table, Artist talk & critique
Cafe Sparta Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden, Contemporary Painting Symposium, The New Museum, New York
Aus & Vortragen, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
Cafe Sparta, Critique with Anna K.E., Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Nachtfoyer, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Lecture, Pratt University, New York
Lecture & Workshop, Prague Art Academy

Performative Minute, KW Kunstwerke, Berlin

New York Studio Residency Program lecture & critique, New York, NY

Concept and organization of “Exkurse” student lecture series at Düsseldorf Kunstakademie
Concept and organization of “Sommerrundgang 2010” at Düsseldorf Kunstakademie,

“A lecture to the cows”, part of a lecture series given at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Concept and organization of “Sommerrundgang 2008” at Düsseldorf Kunstakademie
Concept and organization together with Anna K.E. of “the vision of tomorrow, today”, part of a lecture series given at Düsseldorf Kunstakademie

Organization of the group exhibition “The courtesy of Thorsten Eyer”, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin


Somewhere sideways, down, at an angle, but very close, (artist book), editor Uta Grosenick, Distanz Verlag
Myths of the Marble, editors Milena Hoegsberg & Alex Klein, Sternberg Press

Dolby 307 UMPRUM 2010-2017, Prague
Shared Spaces, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg

ICH, ed. by Martina Weinhart and Max Hollein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, p.113–114.

Deiss, Amely and Kunstpalais Erlangen, Save the Data! Von Kunst und Datenträgern, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
Painting Now, Editor Suzanne Hudson, Thames & Hudson, London

HTTP:WWW.LIVELEAK.COM/VIEW?!=366_1344438832, (monograph), editor Uta Grosenick, Distanz Verlag
LUBOK Solo, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig

“Rising, young artists to keep an eye on”, editor Olaf Salié with a Preface by Prof. Dr. Harald Falckenberg,

Writing shit about new snow for the rich is not art!, ed. Reinhard Spieler, Wilhelm-Hack Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, text: Florian Meisenberg. Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung, Walther König.

If you stare on this painting for 72 hours you will loose 4.5 pounds, ed. Tanja Pol. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, texts: Oliver Tepel, Gia Edzgveradze, Kathrin Luz, Kettler Verlag.

Obviously small misunderstandings, Villa de Bank, Enschede NL. Text: Catrin Lorch.

Awards and Scholarships

Kunstpreis Junger Westen

Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds in Bonn

NRW Förderpreis für junge Künstlerinnen & Künstler
NRW Travelscholarship
DAAD Annual Scholarship for North America

Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine
Grant Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn

“Young Artists on the Road” prize of the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
“Audi Art Award” for progressive performance for a project titled Gallery Hasen with Anna K.E.

Travel Scholarship, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen



Paterson, Claudia. “Anna K.E. and Florian Meisenberg – Open Source,” King Kong, Vol. 7, February, 2019.


Rostovsky, Peter. “Florian Meisenberg”, Bomb Magazine, Summer 2018. Print.
Catherine Cross, “Review on Beautiful New Worlds”, Flash Art, January 2018


Wiley, Chris : “Different Pace”,, 25 October 2017.
Schons, Donna: “Virtuelle Realität im Museum. Gespür im Sitzsack”,, 15 October 2017.


Smolik, Noemi, Review in Artforum, December 2016
Rosengarten, Sarah, “Conversation with Florian Meisenberg”, kubaparis, October 2016
Bier, Arielle. “You’re So Vain”, Sleek Magazine No. 40, Spring 2016, p. 42/43.
Werner, Anna-Lena. “Das Internet als bewusstseinserweiternde Droge. Ein Interview mit Florian Meisenberg”, Schirn Mag Online, 18 May 2016.
Probst, Maximilian. “Was ist heute noch ein Selbstporträt?”, Die Zeit, No. 15, 31 March 2016, p. 40.
Meier, Annika. “Schau zu Selbstporträts in Frankfurt. Ein Selfie ist ein Selfie ist ein Selfie”,, March 29, 2016.


Greenberger, Alex. “From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk Contemporary Painting at the New Museum,” ArtNews, July 2015.
Forbes, Alexander. “Florian Meisenberg and Anna K.E. on Their ‘Double Selfie,'” Artsy, June 2015.
Chang, Chris. “Five Points with Simone Subal”, Art in America, April 2015.
McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Florian Meisenberg”, Artforum, p. 378, May 2015.
Bodick, Noelle. “Florian Meisenberg Harvests ‘Digital Readymades’”, BlouinArtinfo, March 20, 2015.
Rappolt, Mark. “Florian Meisenberg,” ArtReview, pp. Cover & 110-117, March 2015
Geers, David. “Formal Affairs,” Frieze, pp. 110-117, March 2015.


Kiyoizumi, AJ. “Exhibition // Somewhere sideways, down at an angle, but very close”,, May 20 2014
Werner, Anna-Lenna. “Gallery Weekend Berlin 2014”,, May 2, 2014
Liebs, Holger. “Zu vie list nie genug”, Monopol, May 2014, p. 82 – 90
Florian Meisenberg, Vorn Magazine, No. 7, 2014, p. 18 – 25
Karcher, Eva. “Never Sorry – The Digital Natives. Florian Meisenberg, Simon Denny, Cyprien Gaillard”, H.O.M.E., February 2014.


Kherbek, William. “Nottingham: An art Report”, Port Magazine, July 29, 2013
Kamin, Diana. “Florian Meisenberg”, Art in America, October 2013, p. 17
Halpern, Clara. “Florian Meisenberg”, Modern Painters, September 2013
Wiensowski, Ingeborg. “Endloses Experiment?”, Kulturspiegel, issue no. 9, September
2013, p. 26-27


“Magic Moments of Homeopathy vol. 2”,, posted April 5, 2012


Coomer, Martin, “Florian Meisenberg”, Time Out London
Nanny, Mallory, “The Absence of External Frames: Florian Meisenberg, Kate MacGarry, London”, Aesthetica Magazine, June 8
Stipanovich, Alexandre, “Florian Meisenberg at Art Since the Summer of ’69”, Opening Ceremony New News, posted Monday, February 28, 2011


Rathgeber, Pirrko, “Florian Meisenberg”, FlashArt, number 270, January/February