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

Selected Press

Frieze d/e, Dirk Stewen, Wes Hill, Winter 2011–12
Artforum
, Dirk Stewen, Fionn Meade, April 2009

Education

1992

Art History at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

1995

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Awards and Residencies

2022

Goethe Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

2014

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

2013

Artist in Residence, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles

2012

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.

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

Public Collections

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