Born 1972, Dortmund
, Germany.
Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.

selected press

Frieze d/e, Winter 2011–12

Artforum, April 2009

Education

  • 1992-1995

    Art History at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • 1995-2001

    Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Daphne, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway

  • 2018

    Zen and the Birds of Appetite, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway
    Transition, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2017

    Dirk Stewen – Negative, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
    Dirk Stewen featuring GAY GOTH SCENE, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016

    Dirk Stewen: Glückliche Stunde, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway

  • 2015

    Day and Night, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway

  • 2014

    Maureen Paley, London, UK
    Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2013

    Carpets and Couplets, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
    Paper Sir, GerhardsenGerner, Berlin, Germany
    Dirk Stewen, The Locker Plant, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, USA

  • 2011

    Elfenbein,Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
    Dirk Stewen, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2010

    Maureen Paley, London, UK
    Chez Atle, Project at private apartment, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    Dirk Stewen: Paper Eye Collection, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
    * droplets, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Six for Oslo, Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway
    Exercises, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany

  • 2008

    The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers 2.3: Dirk Stewen, 
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

  • 2007

    Pictures not lovers, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
    Pictures, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2006

    Even in its blackness, the sky did not rest, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
    
Sugar, Lump, Sugar, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2005

    Boîte AC, Wohnungsausstellung bei Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin, Germany

  • 2002

    Le Mépris, Galerie Nomadenoase, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2001

    I like it, a-ha a-ha, Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg, Germany (with Susanne Luptovits)

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Are Blytt and Dirk Stewen, Beautiful Wreck, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Ixelles, Belgium

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • (C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

  • 2018

    ALLE. Künstlerinnen und Künstler in der Overbeck-Gesellschaft Lübeck 1918-2018, Overbeck-Pavillon, Kunstverein Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
    Germany is Not an Island, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
    Fhkss, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
    Acquisitions 2012–2016, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany

  • 2017

    Tjorg Douglas Beer / Ulla von Brandenburg / Dirk Stewen, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Untitled, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway
    Artists against Aids 2017, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany

  • 2015

    Schwarze Bretter, Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, Germany
    The Day Will Come When Photography Revises, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany, touring to: Landesgalerie Linz, Austria

  • 2014

    Boesner Art Award 2014, Märkisches Museum Witten, Germany
    between the lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
    Do not disturb – At the invitation of ELMGREEN & DRAGSET, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway

  • 2013

    GIRLS CAN TELL, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
    OHIO, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
    Liebe ist kälter als das Kapital, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (C)
    Nur hier, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany (C)

  • 2012

    Collection Tedeschi, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada
    Accrochage, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

  • 2011

    Wert-Sache, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, ex tip-Berlin-Shop, Tagesspiegel-Areal, Berlin 
(C)
    The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (C)
    Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
    Milk Drop Coronet, Curated by Maren Lübbke-Tidow and Reinhard braun, Camera Austria: Steirischer herbst, Graz, Austria

  • 2010

    SHAZAM!, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
    10 Jahre, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
    The Page, Curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York, USA
    The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (C)
    Art on Paper 2010: The 41st Exhibition, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon
    Art Museum of Greensboro, North Carolina

  • 2009

    privat – Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal (C)
    Markus Amm, Tobias Hantmann, Michail Pirgelis, Dirk Stewen, Artleib, Düsseldorf

  • 2008

    Invention/Tradition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco 

    Bookish, curated by Matt Packer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery,
    Cork
 Galerie Eva Winkeler, Frankfurt/Main
Wir nennen es Hamburg, Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg 



  • 2007

    Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

    Ballet Mécanique, curated by Emma Dexter, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
    The Three Cities - Exhibition in Print: Tank magazine, Volume 4 Issue 8, London
    Pale carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
    Very abstract and hyper figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

    Pale carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol Galleri MGM, Oslo

  • 2006

    The Three Cities – Milan: The Factory, Milan
    partoftheprocess2, Galleria Zero, Milan
    Das Stipendium, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
    The Glass Bead Game, curated by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin

  • 2005

    Alles.In einer Nacht, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
    It takes some time to open an Oyster, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx-Mallorca
    Boîte à Conserves, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
    Suburbia, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen (C)

  • 2004

    Formalismus, Moderne Kunst, heute, Kunstverein in Hamburg (C)
    Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13

  • 2003

    Feine Ware, Plattform Taubenstrasse im Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof

  • 2000

    The Color of Friendship, curated by Elke aus dem Moore, Shedhalle, Zürich

Selected Bibliography

  • 2018

    Jones, Darren, Critic's Picks: New York, Dirk Stewen, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, artforum.com, February 2018.
    –––, Dirk Stewen’s ‘Transition’ at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, blouinartinfo.com, 18 January 2018.

  • 2017

    Herbert, Martin, Preview Dirk Stewen, Gehardsen Gerner, Berlin, Art Review, April 2017, p.42.

  • 2014

    Dziewior, Yilmaz, Dirk Stewen, Love is Colder than Capital, 2014, pp 240-255.
    Borcherdt, Gesine, The Definitive Guide to Gallery Weekend Berlin, blouinartino.com, 27 April 2014

  • 2013

    Hoffmann, Gabriele: Markt und Emotionen, Neue Züricher Zeitung, February 27
    Liosi, Marianna: Gallery Weekend : Berlin über alles, Drome Magazine, May 31
    Meixner, Christiane: Kleine Kraftpakete im großen Glücksspiel, Der Tagesspiegel, April 24, 2013
    ----, Alle Teilnehmer von A bis Z, Berliner Zeitung, April 24

  • 2012

    Büsing, Nicole; Klaas, Heiko Dirk Stewen, Portrait, Artist Kunstmagazin Heft 90

  • 2011

    Borcherdt, Gesine: Dirk Stewen bei Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Artnet.de, January 27
    Büsing, Nicole; Klaas, Heiko: Hol den Igel aus der Hose, Artnet.de, September 2
    Heinevetter, Nele: Die Zukunft der Kuration liegt im Mitmachen, Zeit.de, April 29
    Hill, Wes, Dirk Stewen, Frieze d/e, Winter 2011-12, pp.125-126
    Schaller, René: Gerhardsen Gerner zeigt Dirk Stewen, Rene-schaller.blogspot.com, January 22

  • 2010

    ----, Berenberg Bank lud zur Vorschau auf Charity-Kunst, Die Welt, March 28
    Bodungen, Ilka von: Olaf Metzel mit dem Lichtwark-Preis geehrt. Hamburger Künstler Stefan Marx und Dirk Stewen erhalten das Lichtwark-Stipendium, Hamburg.de, January 29
    Firsching, Ulrich Raphael: Lichtwark-Preis an Olaf Metzel, Kunstmarkt.com, January 25
    Sherwin, Skye: Artist of the week no. 112: Dirk Stewen, Guzardian.co.uk, November 4
    ----, Bildhauer Olaf Metzel mit Lichtwark-Preis ausgezeichnet, PR inside, January 29
    ----, Olaf Metzel mit dem Lichtwark-Preis geehrt, Kultur-Port.de, January 29, 2010
    ----, Lichtwark-Preis für Bildhauer Olaf Mentzel, Weltonline.de, January 25
    ----, Lichtwark-Preis für Olaf Metzel, art – Das Kunstmagazin, January 25
    ----, Lichtwark-Auszeichnung für Hamburger Künstler, Hamburger Abendblatt, January 30
    ----, Olaf Metzel erhält Lichtwark-Preis, Frankfurter Rundschau, January 26
    ----, In Kürze, taz, January 26
    ----, Lichtwark-Preis für Olaf Metzel, artmagazine.cc, January 28

  • 2009

    Meade, Fionn, Dirk Stewen, Artforum, April 2009, pp.188-189.
    Kartoffelpapier, Neues Deutschland, January 7 2009
    Dirk Stewen: Droplets, Berlinulike.net, January 2009 (illust.)
    Hans-Jürgen, Hafner, Dirk Stewen bei c/o Atle Gerhardsen: Fette Männer mit
    Zauberhut, artnet.com, January 16 2009

    Dziewior, Yilmaz (ed.) and Elke aus dem Moore, While you were out , Verlag der buchandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2009.

  • 2007

    Kastner, Jeffrey, Openings: Jeffrey Kastner on Dirk Stewen. Artforum, September, pp. 450-451 (illust.)
    Shariatmadari, David, Pale Carnage, Art Review, Issue 11, May 2007

    Dirk Stewen, http://iheartphotograph.blogspot.com, 15 April 2007

    Clark, Martin, ed. Pale Carnage. Catalogue from Arnolfini in London. London: Specialblue.
    Wittneven, Katrin, Die Watchlist de luxe für 2007, Dirk Stewen, Monopol Magazin, No 1, January 2007.

  • 2006

    Hoffman, Jens, ed. Stipendium. Catalogue from Kunstverein in Hamburg. Frankfurt: Revolver Books

    Büsing, Nicole and Klaas, Heiko, Stipendium im Hamburger Kunstverein. Einmal Welt und zurück, Kunstmarkt.com, April 16

    Gebbers, Anna-Catharina, Über Dirk Stewen, Artist – Kunstmagazin, No. 66, January/February, pp. 4-7 .
    Jahn, Wolf, Sechs Künstler auf Reisen. Kunstverein Stipendiaten stellen aus, Hamburger Abendblatt, April 10

    Sugar Lump, Sugar, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 20.

  • 2005

    Gebbers, Anna-Catharina and von Dziembowski, Bettina, Suburbia. Neuenkirchen, Germany: Kunstverein Springhornhof
    Diedrichsen, Diedrich: Formalismus, Artforum International, March, p. 231 .
    Smith, Roberta, Art in Review: Alles. In einer Nacht, The New York Times, July 15 .
    Stipendium, Die Tageszeitung, April 1, p. 31 .
    Die Reisestipendiaten. Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Hamburger Abendblatt, November 16.

  • 2004

    Dziewior, Yilmaz, ed. Formalismus: Moderne Kunst, heute. Catalogue from Kunstverein in Hamburg. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz

Bibliography: Books & Catalogues

  • 2010

    Asthoff, Jens: Dirk Stewen, in: The Art of Tomorrow, edited by Laura Hoptman, Yilmaz Dziewior, Uta Grosenick, Distanz Verlag, Wuppertal, pp. 286-289
    The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
    Parabol, The where do you come from issue, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Parabol Art Magazine, Wien, p. 42-44

  • 2009

    Kultur & Gespenster Nr. 9: Hochstapler II, Textem, Hamburg def – drafts establishing future, art berlin contemporary, Berlin
    privat – Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal

  • 2008

    The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers 2.3: Dirk Stewen, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (booklet)

  • 2007

    Clark, Martin, Pale Carnage, exhibition catalogue Arnolfini, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Bristol/Dundee

  • 2006

    Das Stipendium, exhibition catalogue Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg

  • 2005

    Suburbia, exhibition catalogue Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

  • 2004

    Formalismus, Moderne Kunst, heute, exhibition catalogue Kunstverein in Hamburg

Solo Publications

  • 2014

    Schwarzes Brett, Hamburg, limited edition artist book, Burö Ballmann Weber

  • 2009

    While you were out, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
    Night Excercises, limited edition artist book, Printed Matter, New York

Awards and Residencies

  • 2014

    Boesner Art Award 2014, Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten, Germany

  • 2013

    Artist in Residence, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles

  • 2012-13

    Artist in Residence, Chianti Foundation, Marfa/Texas

  • 2010

    Lichtwark-Stipendium des Hamburger Senats

  • 2007

    Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds

  • 2006

    Reisestipendium (New York), Neue Kunst in Hamburg e.V.

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran
Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany