Gunda Förster

Based on an expanded concept of the image, the light-space-movement and time in the network of relationships between art and everyday life are the fundamental aspects of Gunda Förster's artistic work. Her space-related works can be understood as painting with contemporary methods or places of body and space perception that play with spatial reflection, but also social and perceptual-psychological conditions from the most diverse creative means. An important element of her work is defining and breaking boundaries - the architecture of space, of the image, the boundary between art and everyday life, between art, architecture, design and advertising, practical and theoretical debate, product and process, private and public, and reality and appearance. The formal reduction of her works determines their symbolic quality. The significance is only revealed by linking the most diverse aspects and their meanings. Essentially, Gunda Förster’s works focus on the correspondence between light, space, movement, and time as aspects that are constantly present in everyday life as well as in art.

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1967

Born in Berlin

1991 - 1997

Studies of Fine Arts at University of Fine Arts Berlin

2007 - 2009

Guest Professor at Leibniz University Hanover

since 2015

Lectureship for Art in Context of Architecture and Design, University Wismar

lives and works in Berlin & Wismar

2018

„Markierung“, permanent Installation, Zeche Schlägel & Eisen, Herten

2016

„Skala“, Fire Station, Munich

2015

„G212“, Atrium, Greifswalder Straße 212, Berlin

2012

„Tunnel“, German Bundestag, Berlin

2010

„Ice Light“, City Hall, Vancouver, Kanada

2007

„Blue“, Nice Art Project: The SNCF bridges, Communauté d‘Agglomération Nice, Nizza, Frankreich
„Schweigen“, Hellweg ein Lichtweg, Lippstadt

2018

Invitation for Competition of foyer of Hall 8, Fairground Frankfurt/Main

2017

European Patent Office, Berlin
University Leipzig, Faculty Education
Light Installation for Zeche Schlägel & Eisen, Herten

2016

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Berlin
German State Opera, Berlin

2015

JKI, Bundesforschungsinstitut Dossenheim
Federal Environment Department, Annex Building, Dessau

2019

2nd Laureate: Metro Station, Airport Düsseldorf

2018

2nd Laureate: Art Competition for Building and Reconstruction of Laboratory and Office Building IRIS Adlershof of Humboldt University, Berlin
Laureate: CURTAIN, Messe Frankfurt

2017

Laureate: Light Installation for Zeche Schlägel & Eisen, Herten

2016

3rd Laureate: ODYSSEE, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Berlin

 Collection of German Bundestag
· Collection of German Artist Association
· Collection of Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig
· Collection of Hall of Art Mannheim
· Art Collections in Weimar
· Collection of Berlinische Galerie
· Collection of Erika and Rolf Hoffmann
· Collection of Bernhard Schulz
· Collection of Claus Bacher
· Collection of Dr. Rainer Schiweck
· Collection of Bernhard Meising
· Collection of Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn

2015

GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2013

„Figuratif–Konkret“, Art Room of German Bundestag (with François Morellet), Berlin

2010

Gunda Förster, Art Room of German Bundestag, Berlin

2006

Galerie Wäcker & Jordanow, Munich

2005

Gallery 21+Yo, Tokyo, Japan / NOISE, e.on, Munich

2004

H.W. & J. Hector Art Prize, Hall of Art Mannheim

2002

„Photographs“, framework, Berlin

2001

„Wo immer ich nicht bin, ist der Ort, wo ich selbst bin.“, 7 Artworks in 7 Rooms, Art Society Hanover
„White Noise“, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
„White Noise“, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA

1998

„Between“, Gallery Conrads, Dusseldorf

1997

„I wanna talk to you“, Gallery Wohnmaschine, Berlin

2019

"Illumination of Ideas", GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2017

„Signal“, Light Art from Collection of Robert Simon, Art Museum Celle
„Zeigen“, Audio Tour through Collection of Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig

2015

„5600K“, New Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
„Die Kraft der Idee“, 20 Jahre Sammlung Robert Simon, Art Museum Celle

2014

„Curiosity – Art & Pleasure of Knowing“, de Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
„Scheinwerfer – Lichtkunst in Deutschland im 21. Jahrhundert“, Art Museum Celle

2013

„Curiosity – Art & Pleasure of Knowing“, Turner Contemporary Margate, Norwich Castle Museum, Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
„Ostrale – Internationale Zeitgenössische Kunst“, Dresden
„Nachbilder“, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig

2012

Montevideo Biennial, Banco Republica, Montevideo
„Illuminated“, QUAD, Derby
„Sample #4“, German Association of Artists, Berlin

2011

„High Speed Slow Motion“, Kunstraum Potsdam
Mecklenburgische Festspiele, Gutshaus Knoefel, Mestlin

2010

Exhibition of Competition Contributions for the Building of German Bundestag, Berlin
„Noire et pourtant lumineuse“, Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin

2009

„Zeigen“, Temporary Hall of Art, Berlin

2008

„Kabinett #1“, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig

2006

„Melancholie“, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
„Trial Balloons“, MUSAC, León, Spain

2005

„Global Players – Contemporary Japanese and German Artists“, Bank Art, Yokohama, Japan/Ludwig Forum, Aachen

Light - Space - Movement
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