CV

Education

1992–1995

  • Art History at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

1995–2001

  • Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Awards and Residencies

2013

  • Artist in Residence, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles

2012–1013

  • 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

USA

  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Germany

  • Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020

  • Maureen Paley, London, UK

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

  • Dirk Stewen, Maureen Paley, London, UK
  • Schwarze Bretter, 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 Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
  • Dirk Stewen, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

2010

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

2009

  • 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, Germany

2005

  • Boîte AC, Bibliothekswohnung Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin,Germany

2002

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Beautiful Wreck, Are Blytt and Dirk Stewen, MLF/Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
  • ALLE, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany (C)

2018

  • Germany is Not an Island, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (C)
  • Fhkss, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, 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

  • The Day Will Come When Photography Revises, Triennial of Photography
  • Hamburg, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany, touring to: Landesgalerie Linz, Austria

2014

  • Act Three – Selections from the Nordea Norway Art Collection, Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway
  • Boesner Art Award 2014, Märkisches Museum Witten, Germany (C)
  • between the lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
  • Do not disturb – At the invitation of ELMGREEN & DRAGSET, GerhardsenGerner, Oslo, Norway

2013

  • GIRLS CAN TELL, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (C)
  • 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, Germany (C)
  • The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA (C)
  • Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
  • 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 , NewYork, 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, USA

2009

  • privat – Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (C)

2008

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

2007

  • Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
  • Ballet Mécanique, curated by Emma Dexter, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
  • The Three Cities – Exhibition in Print: Tank magazine, Volume 4 Issue 8, London, UK
  • Pale Carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
  • Very abstract and hyper figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (C)
  • Pale carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (C)
  • Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway

2006

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

2005

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

2004

  • Formalismus, Moderne Kunst, heute, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (C)

2000

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

 

 

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