Barbara Thumm

Mariele Neudecker

Mariele Neudecker
1965 born in Düsseldorf, Germany
Lives in Bristol, United Kingdom

1996-97 Tower Hamlets College, London, (Digital Image Creation Manipulation, (P/T)
1991-92 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, (MA Sculpture)
1987-90 Goldsmiths' College, London (BA Hons Degree)
1985-87 Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Irland (Foundation, 1st year Diploma)
1985 Apprenticeship in architectural model making, Pfeiffer & Voss, Dusseldorf,
1984-85 University Wuppertal, Germany(Art History, Philosophy and Sciences of Literature)


2001 Botho-Graef-Kunstpreis of the City of Jena

1998-2001 Senior Research Fellowship, The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

1999 Joint prize winner Oil of Olay (Lux Centre/Make magazine), London

1998 The Henry Moore Fellowship, Spike Island

1997 London Arts Board, Awards to Individual Artists 1996/97
1st Prize in Sculpture, EDCR, Portugal

1996 MOMART Prize Winner, The Whitechapel Open
1st Prize, The Discerning Eye - New Discovery Art Prize, - HSBC Investment Bank

1993 European Artists Pepiniere, (3 month residency) Visual Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Solo Exhibitions

2013 „Mariele Neudecker and Rosie Snell“, BV Studios, Bristol, UK
„Mariele Neudecker“, Kunstmuseum Trondheim, curated by Pontus
Kyander, Norway
2012 „Parhelion. Mariele Neudecker“, Thomas Rehbein Galerie,Cologne,
2011 „Mariele Neudecker, Kindertotenlieder“, Howard Assembly Hall, Opera North, Leeds, UK
2010 Mariele Neudecker, Galerie Barbara Thumm
2009 Mariele Neudecker, R O O M, London, UK
„Stay Forever and never come back“, Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk
„Winterreise“, live performances Leicester, Leeds and Lancaster
„Winterreise“, full length screening at Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK
2008 Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
'This Thing Called Darkness', Arts Towada, Towada, Japan
'2.5 million light years', commission for the NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Salisbury
2007 "Afterlife", Egyptian Collection, Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
"Those Who Came Before Us, and Us Who Are to Follow / You Are Always On My Mind" (2 permanent video works), Egypt Gallery, Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
2006 "Kindertotenlieder", Salts Mill, Saltaire, UK, Colston Hall Bristol, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, UK (DVD-cat.)
"Ambassador", Republic Tower Billboard Project, Centre for Contemporary Art in Association with Visible Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
Drawing Residency, R O O M, Bristol, UK
2005 "Winterreise life performances: Shaw Room", National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera London, UK
All Saints Church, leamington Spa, UK
Everyman Theatre, International Festival of Music, Cheltenham, UK
"Kindertotenlieder", Impressions Gallery, York, UK
2004/05 "Over and Over, Again and Again", Tate Britain, London
2004 "Much Was Decided Before You Were Born", Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
"Over and Over, Again and Again", Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall,GB
"Between Us", Tullie House, Carlisle, GB
2003 "Between Us", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, GB
"Winterreise", Opera North Projekt
2002 "New Work", Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2001 "Until Now", Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
"Until Now", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Until Now", 1stSite at the Minorities, Colchester, UK
2000 "Until Now", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1999 "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" (Memory Maps), James Harris Gallery, Seattle
"Never Eat Shredded Wheat", curated by Leslie Brothers, I-Space, The Krannert Art Museum, Chicago
1998 "New Work", Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
"The Air We Breath is Invisible", Middelesbrough Art Gallery, Middelesbrough
"Shipwreck", project space, Gio Marconi, Milano
"Unrecallable Now", Spike Island, Bristol
"The Halted Traveller", Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
Lucy de Bellevue - Mariele Neudecker, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
1997 Art Dealers 2, Marseille, (Lotta Hammer)
"New Work", Lotta Hammer Gallery, London
1996 "Stolen Sunsets", Studio Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
1993 Pepiniere Exhibition, Barcsay Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary
1991 "Piece-talk"s,in collaboration with Gillian Wearing, Diorama Art Centre, London
1990 "The High Priestess", in collaboration with Gillian Wearing, Goldsmiths"College
1989 "Bilder und Objekte", Kunsthaus Mettmann, Düsseldorf

Group Exhibitions

2013 "Arctic", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
„Sculpture for Norwich“, pulic art commission, Norwich, UK
„Brighton Festival, lead artist for House, Brighton, UK
Queens Museum, New York, USA
2012/13 „Im Schein des Unendlichen. Romantik und Gegenwart“, curated by Dr. Martina Padberg, ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
„Fragilität des Schönen Scheins. Auf der Suche nach dem vermeintlichen
Paradies“, curated by Gudrun Wallenböck, Hinterland, Vienna, Austria
„Kalte Rinden - Seltene Erden“, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Märkisches Museum
Witten, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen,curated by Maik Wolf,
2012 The Politics of Amnesia, Cafe Gallery, London, UK
„Fragilitaet des Schoenen Scheins – Auf der Suche nach dem Vermeind-
lichen Paradies“ - The Fragility of Appearances Looking for the Alleged
Paradise, curated by Gudrun Wallenböck, Hinterland, Vienna, Austria
2011/12 „Preternatural/Surnaturel “Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
2011 „MACHT“, XVII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquardt, Potsdam
„Otherworldly: Artist Dioramas and Small Specacles exhibition“, curated by David McFadden, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
„Belvedere. Warum ist Landschaft schön?“, Arp Museum Bahnhof
Rolandseck, curated by Christine Heidemann & Anne Kersten
„Charter of the Forest“, The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
„Screaming From The Mountain. Landscapes and Viewpoints“, curated by Pontus Kyander, Sörlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
„Invisible Dust“, curated by Alice Sharp, London Zoo, London, UK
2010/11 „Realism - The Adventure of Reality“, Kunsthalle Rotterdam, Rotterdam,
2010 „Foto-festival“, Hereford, Shropshire, UK
„The Fourth Plinth“, Maquette exhibition, St Martins in the Field,
London, UK
„Provenance“, curated by Angie Cockaine, BSU,Corsham Court, Bath Spa
University Galleries, Bath, UK
„Collaborators 2“, R O O M, London
„Larger than Life - Stranger than Fiction“, 11. Triennale Kleinplastik 2010 in Fellbach, Stuttgart, Gemany
„Sacred.“, Fermanagh County Museum Enniskillen Castle, North Ireland
„Extraordinary measures“, Belsay Hall, Nothumberland, UK
„Earthscapes“, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset, UK, curated by Sherborne House Arts, Newland Sherborne UK; touring to Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon UK
„Realismus - Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit“, Kunsthalle Emden and Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung München, Germany
2009/10 „Pittoresk - Neue Perspektiven auf das Landschatsbild“, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
2009 „cafka.09: Veracity“, CAFKA Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Ontario, Canada
GSK Contemporary: eARTh; Art of changing world“, Royal Academy of
Arts, London, UK
„Tell it To The Trees“, Croft Castle, Meadow Gallery, Herefordshire, UK (large scale commission)
„Trying to Cope with Things That Aren‘t Human (Part One)“, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK, touring exhibition
„In_Fluence“, Belfast, curated by Ralf Sander
„Trying to cope with things that aren‘t human“, David Cunningham
Projects, San Francisco, touring exhibition
2008 "Arts Towada", Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan
"Command and Control", Standpoint Gallery, London, UK
"Acclimatation", Villa Arson, Nice, France
"Monochrome. Drawings and Prints", Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK
"Wonder", Singapore Biennale, curated by Fumio Nanjo
"DRIFT", London, curated by Illuminate Productions, London
2007 „Real and Imagined Landscapes“, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
„Reality Crossings“ 2. Foto Festival - Mannheim - Ludwigshafen - Heidelberg, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, D
„Venice: City of Dreams?“, Sotheby’s Conduit Street Gallery, London
„Place Memory“, video screening at Stroud Valleys Artspace as part of site07, Gloucestershire, UK [C]Artography: Map-Making As Artform, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Reality Bites, Sam Fox Arts Center at Washington University, St. Louis
2006 'Melancholie. Genie und Wahnsinn in der Kunst.', Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
"The Sublime is Now!. Das Erhabene in der Kunst von Barnett Newman bis heute", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (Switzerland)
"ARS 06", Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma , Helsinki (Finland)
2005 "Elemental Insight", BBC London, then touring Vertigo, Sudley Castle, UK
"Modellräume, Stadt." Museum Nordhorn
"Wunderkammer: The Artificial Kingdom", Lincoln, UK
"Salvator Rosa: Wild Landscapes", Compton Verney, Warwickshire (GB)
"Munch revisited. Edvard Munch und die heutige Kunst", Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
2004 "Into My World: Recent British Scupture", The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA
"Zwischenwelten3, Haus Esther- Haus Lange, Krefeld
"Elemental Insight3, MET Office, Exeter
"Natural Histories: Realism Revisited3, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
"Other Times3, City Gallery Prague, Prague (Czech Republic)
2003 "Berlin-Moskau,Moskau-Berlin: 1950-2000", Walter-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
"Orifice",Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
"From Dust to Dusk", Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Brightness works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation", Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
"Strange and Beautiful", Sketch, London
"Danger Zone", Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
"Out of Place", Harewood House, Yorkshire, GB
"Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
"Beaufort 2003", Museum of Modern Art Oostende/Cloister Ten Bogaerde, Belgium
"micro/macro - British Art 1996-2002", Muczarnok, British Council Exhibition, Budapest,Hungary
"The Idea of North", Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2002/03 "Frozen", Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2002 "Judie Bamber, David Deutsch, Moira Dryer, Mariele Neudecker", Gorney
Bravin + Lee Gallery, New York
"Humid", The Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"IMAGINATION-Romanticism", The Brno House of Arts, Czech Republicm, travelling to Galway, Ireland
"At Sea", Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, GB
"Here, There, Elsewhere". curated by David Blamey, London Print Studio Gallery, London
"Conquistadores of the Useless", contemporary art at the Alpine Club, curated by Bruce Haines, London
"Der Berg", Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2001/02 "Utopien heute? Kunst zwischen Vision und Alltag", Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Lud
2001 "IMAGINATION-Romanticism", Jena, Germany
Skulptur-Biennale Münsterland, Kreis Steinfurt, curated by Christoph Tannert
Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Fumio Nanjo
"Bright Paradise", Auckland Art Gallery/New Zealand, curated by Alllan Smith
Sonsbeek 9 "Locus Focus", Arnheim/The Netherlands, curated by Jan Hoet
"Artline V", Borken/Germany, curated by Jan Hoet & Michel De Wilde
"Superman in Bed", Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund/Germany
"At Sea", Tate Liverpool, UK
"Humid", Spike Island, Bristol, UK and Melbourne Festival, curated by Juliana
"Time Odyssee", Galeria Luis Serpa Project, Museo National de Historia Natural, Sala de Veado, Lisbon, Portugal
Total Object Complete with Missing Parts, Tramway, Glasgow, curated by Andrew Renton
"Landskap", Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala/Sweden
2000 Waterfront, Helsingor/Denmark, curated by Pontus Kyander
"Blue", Launch Exhibtion, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
"The Wreck of Hope", The Friedrich Society, The Nunnery Gallery, London
"Utopias", Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK
1999 Maribor Triennale Exhibition for Ethnography and Art, Umetnostna Galerija
Maribor, Slovenia
"In Uso", Michettin Museum, Pescara, Italy
"Things Can Change in a Day",Storvagan Museum, Kabelvag, Kunstfestivalen, Lofo ten, Norway curated by Per Gunnar Tverbakk
"The Olay Vision Award For Women Artists", LUX Gallery, London
Melbourne Biennale 1999, Melbourne, Australia, curated by Juliana Engberg
"About Time", Cardiff Art In Time festival, Cardiff Wales
The New Landscape, From the British Council Collection, curated by Ann
Gallagher, touring to Southamerica, Eastern Europe
"Simulacra - Keeping it Real", works from the Arts Council Collection,
touring UK
1998 "Travelogue", curated by Alison Chisholm, The Travelling Gallery and The City
"Summer Show", gallery artists, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London
"Here to Stay", Arts Council Collection purchaes of the 1990"s, touring UK
"Richard Wentworth"s Thinking Aloud",curated by Richard Wentworth,
Southbank, touring, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Corner House Manchester, Camden Arts Centre London
Micro", Hayles Gallery, London,curated by Cliften Steinberg
"Multiples", curated by Dr. Knubben, Kunstverein Ravensburg, Germany
"Feeringbury VIII Ð Cultivated", Feeringbury Manor, Minories art gallery,
Colchester, curated by Stephen Hepworth und Richard Kirwan
"Nature of Man", curated by Pontus Kyrander, Kunsthalle Lund, Schweden
"Launch", 50 Artists, Spike Island, Bristol
"The House In The Woods", Contemporary German Sculpture, CCA, Glasgow, touring to Aberdeen and Belfast
1997 "Light",curated by Paul Heber-Percy and Joan Key, Richard Salmon, London
"Belladonna", curated by Kate Bush and Emma Dexter, ICA, London
7th International Biennial of Sculpture and Drawing - EDCR - Bienal International De Escultura e Desegno Das Caldas Da Raina, Portugal
"A Sense of Scale", curated by Alessandro Vincentelli, Ikon Touring,
Birmingham and Midlands
"Belladonna: a selection", FIRSTSITE in The Minories, Colchester, UK
A CASE FOR A COLLECTION": New Work by Contemporary Artists, The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
"Browse", THC final exhibitions, Tower Hamletts, London
"Art Dealers 2", Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille
"Whisper and Streak", (with Fiona Banner, Hadrian Pigott, Bridget Smith, Heidi Specker), Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
"Boredom", CD Rom, ICA, London
"Multiples", Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
1996 Art 96", with Curtain Road Arts, Business Design Center, London
"Private View",curated by Penelope Curtis und Veit Gorner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, North Yorkshire
"Out of Space", curated by Emma Sandbach, Cole und Cole, Oxford
"Lightness and Weight", The Custard Factory, Birmingham
"New Contemporaries-Multiples", Camden Art Centre, London
"Whitechapel Open", (MOMART PRIZE WINNERS Mark Hopkins, Andrew Mansfield, Mariele Neudecker), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
"The Discerning Eye", curated by Jonathan Watkins, Mall Galleries, London
1995 "In and out of touch", curated and organized with Barbara Thumm, Budapest
Galeria, Budapest, Ungarn - Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany
1994 "Aritma 2", with Attila Csorgo, Eike, Petra Kussner,Istvan Szil, Fiona Tan),
Foundation for Modern Art, Dunaujvaros, Hungary
British Telecom New Contemporaries, (with Fiona Banner, Mark Cannon, Milo
Garcia, Hadrian Pigott, Mike Silva, Kerry Stewart) Camden Art Centre,
London - Conerhouse, Manchester -Arnolfini, Bristol - Fruitmakrket
Gallery, Edinburgh - Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth - Catwright Hall, Bradford
"Exchange - Echange", curated by Anna Best and Alexandra Fontura, Monumental II, Lissabon, Portugal
"Miniatures", The Agency at Curtain Road Arts, London
"Art(s) d"Europe", Gallerie de L"Esplanade, Paris, France
1993 "Brick Lane Open 4", Curtain Road Arts, London
"Western Exposure", Riverside Studios, London
"Tjuna Fis Compitisn", with Fiona Tan), Fö Utca 3, Budapest, Hungary
1992 "Clove Two", with Johannes Albers, Dan Bonsall, Michael Grant), Clove Two Gallery,
1989 "37 Seconds", Slaugterhouse Gallery, London
"Lieblinge Aufhängen", Galerie Tannenbaum, Dusseldorf


Saatchi Collection, London
The Arts Council Collection, London
The City Art Centre Edinburgh
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Collection, Vienna
The British Council Collection, London
The Government Art Collection, London
Towner Collection, Eastbourne
Phillip Morris Collection, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Guadalajara, Mexico
The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
various private collections


2011 „Macht als Transformation“. Zu einer Alchemie der Vorstellungskraft
von Mark Gisbourne, in: MACHT/ Power, XVIII. Rohkunstbau, Arvid
Boellert (Hrsg.), Potsdam 2011, p. 44-53
„Space and Desire“, Thea Brejzek, Wolfgang Greisenegger, Lawrence
Wallen (Hrsg.), in: Monitoring Scenography 03, 2011, p. 126-131
2010 „Acclimation“, Centre National d`Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson,
Frankreich 2009, p. 25-26.
2009 „Earth: Art of changing world“, Royal Academy of Arts, p.56, London 2009.
2008 „Towada Art Center“ exibition catalogue, p. 42, „This Thing Called
Darkness“, Japan, 2008
„10,000 to 50 - Contemporary Art from the Members of Business Arts“, exhibition catalogue, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2008
2007 „European Photography - Art Magazine“, issue devoted to „Reality
Crossings“, No. 82, Volume 28, Issue 2, Winter 2007/2008, with DVD
„Skulpturenführer Münsterland - 42 Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst im Münsterland“, Aktion Münsterland e.V., Münster, 2007
„Reality Bites - Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany“, exhib. cat., Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007
2006 „In Profile – Mariele Neudecker: Image, Music and Text 2002-2005 (vol.2)“, DVD, Picture This Moving Image, Essay by Shirley McWilliams, 2006
2005 „In Profile – Mariele Neudecker: Sculptural and Video Installation Works
1997-2002 (vol.1)“, DVD, Picture This Moving Image, Essay by Francis McKee, 2005
Tania Kovats: Mariele Neudecker, from: Salvator Rosa: Wild Landscapes, Compton Verney
„Mariele Neudecker - Kindertotenlieder“, Opera North Projects and
Picture This, 2005
2004 Frieze Yearbook, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2004
“Mariele Neudecker. Over and Over, Again and Again”,,
Tate St. Ives, 2004, texts by David Blayney Brown and Douglas Young
„Zwischenwelten“ (exh. cat.), Museum Haus Esters Krefeld, Kerber
2003 “Brightness – works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation”,, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik,
publ. by MW Projects London
“Mariele Neudecker: Between Us”, Chapter and
Howard Gardens Gallery,
Cardiff “micro/macro - British Art 1996-2002”, The British Council/ Kunsthalle Budapest
“Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
„Winterreise - A Winter‘s Journey“, Opera North, 2003
2002 “Der Berg”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2001 “IMAGINATION-Romantik“,, Kulturamt der Stadt Jena/Jenoptik AG(ed.)