Markus Selg

Markus Selg examines the implications and meanings of working under the consequences of an unsubstantiated world, a world gone through total codification and turned into digital data, into an anonymous flow of bits and bytes. The works themselves, mainly computer generated prints and sculptures, are technologically produced. They are comprised of images the artist finds on the Internet, of simulations, virtualized materials without presence, which seem illusionistic and imitative at first sight but in fact rely on the liquidation of all referents. Selg’s works do not copy things, they are the appearance of the world as a copy without origin.
Archaic Revival Series: Dream Stele (Thutmose IV) fractal simulation, 2018
Markus Selg

UV-print on cellulose Polyester and aluminium dibond
188 x 40 x 40 cm

The Cosmic Stage, 2017
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
The Cosmic Stage, 2017
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach

The Dance (Ultraworld III), 2017
Markus Selg

Metal, sublimation on fabric, plastic
280 x 270 x 100 cm

Transformation I, 2017
Markus Selg

Sublimation on fabric
180 x 150 cm

encrypted body, 2017
Markus Selg

Metal, stone, sublimation, fabric, LED light, plastic
210 x 85 x 70 cm

Arcadia, 2017
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
396 x 960 cm

Exhibition view
Parcours, Basel
© Art Basel

MEDEA.MATRIX, 2016
Markus Selg

Markus Selg / Susanne Kennedy
Theatre production
Ruhrtriennale, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
 

Primitive Data, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem
Photo: GJ van Rooij

Primitive Data, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem
Photo: GJ van Rooij

Primitive Data, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem
Photo: GJ van Rooij

Primitive Data, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem
Photo: GJ van Rooij

Inversion, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
BOX. Freiraum, Berlin

Inversion, 2015
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
BOX. Freiraum, Berlin

Sublimation / Simulation (Shadow of the Eye), 2014
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach

Sublimation / Simulation (Shadow of the Eye), 2014
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Shadow of the Eye, 2014
Markus Selg

Canoe, UV-print on dibond
50 x 430 x 80 cm

o.T. (copper), 2014
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
179 x 421 cm

o.T., 2014
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
224 x 156 cm

Beauty of a Jpeg - Compression (she/he), 2014
Markus Selg

Plaster, jute, styrofoam, metal / UV-print on MDF
100 x 130 x 130 cm 

Refuge (Ganvie), 2014
Markus Selg

film, 3 displays / sublimation print on fabric
210 x 120 cm

Sublimation / Simulation (Shadow of the Eye), 2014
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
o.T. (salt), 2014
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
187 x 160 cm

o.T. (tree), 2014
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
221 x 149 cm

o.T., 2014
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
125 x 105 cm

Markus Selg, 2013
Markus Selg

Exhibition view 
Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen

Markus Selg, 2013
Markus Selg

Exhibition view
Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen

Markus Selg, 2013
Markus Selg

Exhibition view 
Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen

Still Lifes, 2012
Markus Selg

Pigment print on paper
25 x 25 cm, 54 x 44 cm (framed)
Ed. 2/3 + 1AP

Venus, 2012
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Storrada, 2011
Markus Selg

HD / 23 min / Sound

Flowers of Ruwenzori, 2011
Markus Selg

wood, palm leaf, straw, fabric, metal
73 x 16 x 16 cm

Searching for Ruwenzori, 2011
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Schicksal, 2010
Markus Selg

DV / 29:59 min / Sound

Eva, 2010
Markus Selg

plaster, wood, jute, metal
95 x 26 x 26 cm / 88 x 33 x 33 cm (plinth)

Praha, 2010
Markus Selg

Piezo print on paper
69 x 95 cm

Ruwenzori, 2010
Markus Selg

Piezo print on paper
40 x 28 cm

Die Grenze, 2010
Markus Selg

DV / 1:28 min / Loop / Silent

Die Häutung – Muskel der Menschheit II, 2009
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Die Häutung – Muskel der Menschheit II, 2009
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Adagio, 2009
Markus Selg

Plaster, jute, metal, concrete
100 x 24 x 17 cm

Pietà, 2008
Markus Selg

Plaster, straw, jute, metal
160 x 60 x 60 cm

Betender, 2009
Markus Selg

Plaster, straw, jute, metal, wood
93 x 40 x 45 cm / 85 x 60 x 60 cm (pedestal)

Visions of Macbeth, 2009
Markus Selg

DV / 3 Channel Video Installation / Sound

Woher der Fahrt?, 2008
Markus Selg

DV / 1:06 min / Loop / Silent

Die Klippe, 2009
Markus Selg

Piezo print on paper
55 x 45 cm

Spuren, 2009
Markus Selg

Piezo print on paper
37 x 50 cm

Traum der Sarazenin, 2007
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Moloch, 2007
Markus Selg

DV Pal / 0:57 min / Silent
Single Edition

Traum der Sarazenin, 2007
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Markus Selg
Streitende Reiche (Krieger), 2007
Markus Selg

Wood, metal, straw, jute, plaster, painted with shellac
180 x 81 x 52 cm

AZTLAN (Land der Reiher), 2007
Markus Selg

DV / 0:40 min / Loop / Silent

Traum der Sarazenin, 2007
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
240 x 350 cm

Atlas, 2006
Markus Selg

Wood, metal, straw, jute, plaster, shellac
178 x 92 x 88 cm

Utopia, 2006
Markus Selg

Piezo print on paper
55 x 77 cm

Amnesia, 2004
Markus Selg

Sublimation print on fabric
260 x 195 cm

Stern, 2004
Markus Selg

Metal
68 x 50 x 35 cm

Tor zu Amnesia, 2004
Markus Selg

Metal
155 x 255 cm

Halluzinatione II, 2003
Markus Selg

Inkjet print on paper, wooden frame, painted
50 x 42 cm

Ich beeinflusse das Wetter II, 2003
Markus Selg

Inkjet print on canvas
204 x 138 cm

Freund der Vögel, 2002
Markus Selg

Mixed media on wood
204 x 120 cm

Feinling, 2001
Markus Selg

Inkjet print on paper
165 x 130 cm

born 1974 in Singen
lives and works in Berlin
 

1996–2000 Akademie Isotrop, Hamburg and Co-editor of the magazine Isotrop
since 2000 Founder and director of the publisher Possible Press, Berlin
2005 Scholarship holder of Kunstzeitraum, PIN, Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2010 Artist residency, MeetFactory Atelier’s Programme, Prague


         
Solo Exhibitions

2020         

Oracle with Susanne Kennedy, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich
ULTRAWORLD with Susanne Kennedy, Volksbühne, Berlin

2019         
Algorithmic Rituals – The Infinite Self, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich
Coming Society with Susanne Kennedy, Volksbühne, Berlin

2017
The Cosmic Stage, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Cupid & Psyche, with Yves Scherer, SVIT, Prague

2015
Primitive Data, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands (cat.)
Inversion, BOX. Freiraum, Berlin

2014
Doors of Perception, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Sublimation / Simulation (Shadow of the Eye), Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Melanie Bonajo, Markus Selg, Center, Berlin

2013
La vague d'esprit, Vilma Gold, London
Markus Selg, Städtische Galerie Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany

2012
Storråda, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim, Germany
Venus, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin
Still Lifes, SVIT, Prague

2011
Storrada, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
Searching for Ruwenzori, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin

2010
Pietà, SVIT, Prague
A New Beginning, Vilma Gold, London

2009
Visions of Macbeth, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague
Die Häutung - Muskel der Menschheit II, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2007
Fata Morgana, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Traum der Sarazenin, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Delphi – The Human Rainbow, Daniel Hug, Los Angeles

2006
PAX - Lektion in Frieden, Cabinet, London
MolocH, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany (cat.)

2005
Crossing Jordan, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Das Testament, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
Kontakt, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany

2004
Die Chronik, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
Der Übergang, Galerie Na Bidylku, Brno, Czech Republic
Amnesia, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)

2003
Sei frei, Jack Tilton / Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
Muskel der Menschheit, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Prager Anker II (with Astrid Sourkova), Brotherslasher, Cologne, Germany (cat.)

2002
Nur Mut, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin
Prager Anker (with Astrid Sourkova), Plattengalerie, Prague

2001
Markus Selg / André Butzer, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Stuttgart, Germany

2000
Weltausstellung, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany (cat.)

1999
Bullshit Propaganda, Galerie Nomadenoase (Golden Pudel Club), Hamburg, Germany

1997
New York City Girl, Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg, Germany
         
         
Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Garage, Moscow
Dark Matter, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2019
Algorithmic Rituals II – Ancient And Newborn Intelligences, Freiraum in der Box, Berlin
Algorithmic Rituals – The Infinite Self with Susanne Kennedy, Münchner Kammerspiel, Munich, Germany
G.A.R.D., Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
30 Years of Dutch Courage, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Netherlands
I dreamed I was a house, Casino Luxembourg
“Where higher beings commanded, …“ - Heinrich Nüsslein & Friends, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
#haah25, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne
TEN / contemporary German art from the collection of the Adam Gallery, The Gallery of Fine Arts, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2018
Prati bagnati del monte Analogo, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen, Germany
Science+Fiction Festival 2018, Triest, Italy
Manifestations, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
In medias res curated by Guido W. Baudach, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo

2017
Parcours, Basel, Switzerland
Pré-Capital, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
A Bigger Splash, Lyles & King, New Yorck
Dawning, Capitán Gallo, Mexico
Berlin-Klondyke, UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia

2016
Medea.Matrix, Ruhrtriennale, Duisburg-NordGermany
On Item #8, Agnes Maybach, Cologne, Germany
20 Jahre später – Akademie Isotrop, 8 Salon, Hamburg, Germany

2015
Turn of a Century, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
50 Jahre PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, Germany
Reformer, Nationalmuseum, Berlin
Berlin - Klondyke: 1. Berlin-Edition, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin

2014
Reconnaissance - Landschaft, Mythos und Figur, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
SHE-WOLF OF THE NIGHT II: WINTER, Karlin Studios, Prague
Bilder in der Zeit — Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2013
SVIT, SVIT, Prague
Berlin - Klondyke, Werkschau-Halle, Leipzig, Germany
Evil Under the Sun, Volcano Stravaganza, Stromboli, Italy
Kirstine Roepstorff, Markus Selg, Dominik Steiner, Fabian Ginsberg, Horse, Berlin

2012
Schichtwechsel, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum - Sammlung Goetz / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Berlin–Klondyke, Neuer Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
If There Would Be a Face, This Would Be a Cat, dépendance, Brussels
Summer Show, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
INTERNATIONAL BONGO-BONGO BRIGADE. L'AMOUR HEROIQUE, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Topsy Turvy, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

2011
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London (cat.)
DEAD Lines. Der Tod in Kunst, Medien, Alltag, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal, Germany (cat.)
Stranger in a Strange Land, ReMap 3, Athens
Herbei in Licht!, Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Ireland
LIAF 2011, Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway
Dystopia, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Zwischen Nichts und Allem, Christof Mascher – Teo Otto – Markus Selg, rahncontemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
Captain Pamphile #3. Ein Bildroman in Stücken. Nach einem Roman von Alexandre Dumas, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

2010
Captain Pamphile #2. Ein Bildroman in Stücken. Nach einem Roman von Alexandre Dumas,
Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg im Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg, Germany
Rod Bianco Gallery invites Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
Infernoesque, Berlin
Schwarzgold, Schloss Beesenstedt, Beesenstedt, Germany
The International Bongo Bongo Brigade, Studio 18, Meetfactory International center of contemporary art, Prague
Tranzscendenz INC., Autocenter, Berlin (cat.)
LONTANO, Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2009
Defending our values - Lightbox/The Module, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Purpling, Gimpel Fils, London
Spuren der Sonne - Eine apokalyptische Oper (with Jannis Kounellis, Werner Herzog), b 05, Montabaur, Germany (cat.)
Captain Pamphile #1. Ein Bildroman in Stücken, JET, Berlin
HEAVEN, 2nd Athens Biennale (cat.)
Dreaming the Mainstream, Vilma Gold, London
CRISSCROSS, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
Malerei ist immer abstrakt, Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst, Augsburg, Germany
Ciclo Kenneth Anger, Zé dos Bois, Lisbon
Woda i Wini - der katholische Faktor in der zeitenössischen Kunst, Städtische Galerie "Im Leeren Beutel", Regensburg / Minoritenkirche des Historischen Museums, Regensburg, Germany (cat.)
1999, China Art Objects Galleries / Cottage Home, Los Angeles
Der Müde Tod, oder der Gang über die ekstatische Treppe, KAI 10 - Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Quo vadis, Autocenter, Berlin
Red Wind, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
Berlin – Anfang und Ende, Kunstbunker – forum für zeitgenössische Kunst e.V., Nuremberg, Germany
Son of..., MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France (cat.)
Vertrautes Terrain, Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (cat.)
Daydreams & Dark Sides, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Ecstatic Stairs, Die Änderei, Munich, Germany

2007
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occuring, Camden Arts Centre, London (cat.)
PRAGER ANKER, forever and a day Büro, Berlin
RETURN TO FOREVER, forever and a day Büro, Berlin
Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (cat.)
Heretic & Co. The Golden City, Jiri Svestka, Prague
Gallery swap (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin & Hotel, London), Hotel, London
                                                    
2006
Psycho. Zeitgenössische Positionen zwischen Seelenheil und Apokalypse, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach, Mönchengladbach, Germany (cat.)
Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany (Cat.)
Ketzer & Co. – Montage auf der Achse Brünn-Berlin, Haus der Kunst, Brno, Czech Republic (cat.)

2005
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Schwarz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
STYLES UND STILE. Contemporary German Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia (cat.)
trouble with fantasy, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (cat.)
La nouvelle peinture Allemande, Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France (cat.)
dead/undead, GalerieSixFriedrichLisaUngar, Munich, Germany
The Festival of Dreams Part II, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York

2004
Made in Berlin, ArtForum, Berlin (cat.)
HeimwehYoung German Art, Haunch of Venison, London (cat.)
Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
Guido W. Baudach, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)

2003
deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)
Heckel und seine 3 Scheisshaufen, Neue Bahnnofstr. 5, Berlin
8 Frauen im Autocenter, Autocenter, Berlin

2002
Offene Haare, offene Pferde - Amerikanische Kunst 1933-45, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
Grosse Kunstausstellung Sommer 2002 im Pazifik, PAZIFIK, Berlin
Hossa, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain
Bitches of all genders they come and go, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany
Cruisen, Diskurs Alpha bis Omega, Kästner Optik, Stuttgart, Germany
Friede, Freiheit, Freude, Maschenmode, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2001
Horror Vacui, INIT, Athens
Aua Extrema, Museum Kornelimünster, Aachen, Germany
Viva November, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (cat.)
FAVORITIN, Berlin
The Ölwechsel, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2000
Binnendifferenz (Neo-Kommunismus II), Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Deutsche Kunst in Moskau, Central House of Artist, Moscow
Charisma, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
The Sound of Hallers (with Marcel Hüppauff), Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg, Germany
Clara, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

1999
Akademie Isotrop, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Akademie Isotrop, Galerie Hoffmann & Senn, Vienna
Polizeiterror und die Geteilten Zöpfe, künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna
Scorpio Rising, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Akademie Isotrop and Klat, Cubitt, London
Akademie Isotrop. Evolution, Revolution, Exekution, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (cat.)
Akademie Isotrop. Die Abstimmung (Neo-Kommunismus), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

1998
Akademie Isotrop, Laden Schillerstrasse, Berlin
Reality Investment, Donaufest, Ulm, Germany
Ausschnitte aus Figuren (with Helena Huneke), Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg, Germany
Akademie Isotrop - Verschiedene Gebiete, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

1997
Akademie Isotrop, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Die Iltisse, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Polizei, Städtische Galerie Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany

Grenouille du Sang
27 June–23 August 2020
ULTRAWORLD
17–18 June 2020
ULTRAWORLD

29. April 20, 19:30 Hrs

Oracle

26. Apr 20, 18:00 - 22:00 Hrs / 28. Apr 20, 19:00 - 23:00 Hrs

Atelier E.B: Passer-by
31 January–10 May 2020