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Sybille Berger

Biography of Sybille Berger
* 1962 Stuttgart, Germany
† 2008 Stuttgart, Germany

1983-1984 Visual Communication, Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Augsburg
1985-1991 BA & MA Visual Communication, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1993-1995 MA Fine Art, University of London, Goldsmith's College

First solo show in Germany:
Farbe | Colour, 23.07. - 27.10.2004, Galerie m Bochum

Studio Sybille Berger, London 2005

Studio Sybille Berger, London 2005
Selected Exhibitions

Galerie m | 3rd May 1969 - 3rd May 2019
FARBE, KunstRaum - Praxis für Zahnheilkunde, Duisburg
(with Paco Fernandez, Kuno Gonschior, Gotthard Graubner, Marta Guisande, Monika Huber, Alfredo Alvarez Plagaro, Richard Serra, Lee Ufan, Elisabeth Vary, Icke Winzer)

British Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany
(with Sue Arrowsmith, Simon Callery, Alexis Harding, Jane Harris, Richard Kirwan, Mandy Ure, DJ Simpson)

Climate of Change, London
(with Tim Allen, Alexis Harding, Elizabeth Manchester, Bob+Roberta Smith, Hendrik Wittkopf, Nicholas May, Gavin Turk)
Seven hundred and twenty eight days, Marksman Gallery, Reading, England
(with Machiko Edmundson, Gerard Hemsworth, Richard Kirwan, Miho Sato, Daniel Sturgis, John Wilkins)
Cafe Gallery Projects London, England, solo exhibition, (cat.)

Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge
Summertime, Galerie m, Bochum

Painting, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, England, solo exhibition (cat.)
Workspace art, London (cat.)

Colour | Farbe, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany, solo exhibition

About Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart

Painting as a Foreign Language, Sao Paulo Biennale, Brasilien, cat.
(with Jane Harris, Brad Lachore, D.J. Simpson, Michael Raedecker, Mark Wallinger)

Complementary Studies, Harris Museum, Preston, cat.
(with Ian Davenport, Peter Davies, Damien Hirst, Richard Kirwan, Monique Prieto and Daniel Sturgis)

Fact & Value, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, cat.
(with Tim Allan, David Batchelor, Simon Callery, Clem Crosby, Ian Davenport and Julian Opie)
The Raft, Nylon Gallery, London
3 Painters, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
Abstract Eins Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin

dumbpop, The Jerwood Space, London and Leeds University

Whitechapel Open, The Tannery, London
first eleven, NatWest Art Prize Exhibition, Lothbury Gallery, London, cat.
Paintings, Francis Graham-Dixon & Marlene Eleini, at Marlene Eleini, London
The Bible of Networking, Sali Gia Gallery, London, P-House, Tokyo

50 Quid Sketch Skale, Goldsmith's College, London
Point, Line, Plane, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, cat.

New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London, The Tate Gallery, Liverpool, cat.
Horizontally Challenged, Francis Graham.-Dixon Gallery, London

Hard Work Shift One, Exmouth Market, London

Galerie Lasard, Berlin
Chisenhale Gallery, Bow, London

Kunst Büro Berlin

1991 Zislaweng, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin


Braunfels, Berlin, Germany
The British Council, London, England
John Moores, London, England
Marlena Eleini, London, England
FSA Collection, London, England
Earls Court & Olympia, London, England
and many more private collections


Painting for a building by Richard Rogers at Chiswick Park, London commissioned by Anderson O`Day Fine Art, London
Bookcover for Karnac Books Ltd. London, Unmasking Race, Culture and Attachment in the Psychoanalytical Space, edited by Kate White

Project for a public art commission for Mill View Hospital, Hove in cooperation with Powell Moya Partnership, London

Public art commission for Haus des Bauens, Stuttgart commissioned by Schwarz/Scheer architects

Selected Bibliographies

Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, in exh.cat. Café Gallery Projects London
Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries, Thumbnails, April

Michael Harrison, in exh.cat. Kettle´s Yard
The Guardian Guide, Ian Jeffrey, Sybille Berger, Gary Stevens at Kettle`s Yard
Previews, Teri Grenert, Becky Carroll, 26. November

Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, Sybille Berger at the Newlyn Art Gallery, Art in America, November 2005
Mark Gisbourne, The Candour of Colour, in: Ausst.-Kat. Newlyn
Mark Hutchinson, in: Ausst.-Kat. Analogue Surface, Workspace art, London
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, Penzance, U.K., Sybille Berger at the Newlyn Art Gallery, in: Art in America, Nov. 2005

Peter van Dyk, Die Netzhaut fluten, mehr Licht/Sybille Berger in der Galerie m Bochum, in Ruhr Nachrichten, 22 July
Jürgen Boebers-Süßmann, Friedlich lauern die Bilder, in Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 11 September 2002
Suhail Malik, in: Painting as a Foreign Language, Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil, cat.

Martin Herbert, in: exh.-cat. Complementary Studies, Recent Abstract Paintings, Harris Museum, Preston

J. J. Charlesworth, The Raft, Nylon Gallery, Art Monthly, March
Mikkel Bogh, Fact as Value, Value as Fact, Briony Fer, Between Painting and Sculpture, David Batchelor, Colour is and Gabriel Ramin Schor, Structure and Intensity, in cat. Fact and Value, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Michael Hornung, Fladt og rummeligt, Politiken, 23 June
Susanne Prinz, in exh.-cat. Abstract Eins, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
exh.-cat. FSA/Art. London

Eckhard Berkenbusch, Stripes, BBC World

dumbpop, Contemporary Visual Arts, September-December
Adrian Searle, Dumb and Dumber, The Guardian, 1 December
Sarah Kent, Dumb and Dumber, Time Out, 16 December
Tim Hilton, Dumb dumber and dumbest, The Independent on Sunday, 13 December
John Russel Taylor, The Big Show Dumbpop, The Times, Metro, 2-8 January
Marina Benjamin, Meet the dumbpop pack, Evening Standard, 2 December
Martin Herbert, Whitechapel Open, Time Out, 15 April
William Feaver, Whitechapel Open, The Observer
Art Review, NatWest Art Prize, Juni
Richard Cork, Canvassing our Brightest Talent, The Times
Genevieve Francon, Is this art? You´re the Judge, The Independent on Sunday, 24 Mai
Tim Lusher,Hot Tickets, Evening Standard, 16 September
Tim Hilton, Cool for Hamsters, The Inependent, January
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, England, deine Malerpreise, Die Tageszeitung, Berlin, 24 June
Lynn MacRitchie, in: exh.-cat. First Eleven, NatWest Art Prize Exhibition, Lothbury Gallery, London

Künstler Guide, Sybille Berger, in Amica, June
Tim Lusher, Hot Tickets, in Evening Standard, 30 July
Mark Gisbourne, The Contemporaries' Contemporaries, in Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 17
John McEwen, Free range is better than battery, in The Sunday Telegraph, November
Exh.-cat. John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Ausst.-Kat. New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London, and Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Review of the New Contemporaries exhibition at the Tate Liverpool, in L-Scene Magazine, April-May
Horizontally Challenged, in The Independent, 12 June
Richard Cork, Pop Goes the Easel, in Sunday Times, 30 June
Nicholas Drake, Choice Horizontally Challenged, in ES Magazine, 19 Julyi
Tim Hilton, A Brush with Business, in The Independent on Sunday, 21 July
Sue Hubbard, Sybille Berger and Caroline de Lannoy, in Time Out 23-31 July