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”As an artist, I can fill the Pacific Ocean with honey or get rid of gravity altogether”. 

Luka Fineisen pursues a research around space, matter and body, while making figures appear, which is an exciting approach for her. She creates a universe that plays on contrasts, often all in black and white, both light and heavy, tender and raw. The one who enters becomes himself a figure of this space in which his body confronts the soft and the strange.

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Born in 1974, Offenburg, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Few key dates


2006
 Diplomed from Kunsthochschule Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2007-2009 Wilhelm fundation’s grant Lehmbruck, Duisburg, Germany

2011 Personnal exhibition Unpaarig at the Landesvertretung NRW, Berlin, Germany

2012 Fluide parfait, La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

2013 Exhibition Transfer Korea – NRW, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul, South Korea, following two years of the Transfer NRW ’s grant.

2014 First solo show at Galerie Papillon entitled Extracts of Glamour 

2019 Solo show Instant of change, at Galerie Papillon

Solo exhibitions


2019
Instants of change, Galerie Papillon, Paris

2016
Mission drift I, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Mission drift II, Kunstverein, Leverkusen, Germany 

2015
Smoke and Mirrors, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Systems of desire
, Libeskind-Bau, Kö Bogen, Düsseldorf, Germany

2014
Parcours Saint Germain des Près, Boutique Eres, Paris
Extracts of Glamour, Galerie Papillon, Paris

2012 
Fluide parfait, La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Réservoir, Vitrine de l'enseigne Galeries Lafayette, Paris
Many particle systems, Goethe Institut, Paris
Phase transitions, Hosfelt gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2011 
Foam-installation, Église Saint Nicolas, Wolbeck, Germany
Unpaarig, NRW Landesvertretung, Berlin, Germany

2010 
Katharsis, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sublimationen, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Flüssig-kristalline Phasen, Kunstfonds Kunstraum, Bonn, Germany
Hot Thoughts, Kunstverein Köelnberg, Cologne, Germany

2009 
Melt and Swap, Generali, Cologne, Germany
Suprafluid, Galerie k4, Munich, Germany

2008 
Flutung, Frischzelle Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany
Frozen, Galeries des RWE-Tower, Dortmund, Germany
Ergänzung, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

2006 
Luka Fineisen, Gallery k4, Munich, Germany

2005 
Luka Fineisen, KfW Bankengruppe, Bonn, Germany

2002 
Debut, Kunstverein Offenburg, Offenburg, Germany

2001
 
Lanbrodura. Ausstellungsprojekt John Doe, Hoffeldstreet, Düsseldorf, Germany



Group exhibitions


2021
L'Art en plein air, Festival Les Extatiques, Paris-La Défense

2018
Art Festival Watou, Watou, Belgium 
Collection Philara, Dusseldorf, Germany 
Sammlung mit Losen Enden – akt 2, Kunsthaus NRW, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany 

2017 
Sammlung mit Losen Enden – akt 1, Kunsthaus NRW, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany

2016
198920072016, Galerie Papillon, Paris
Blancs d'hiver, Galerie Papillon, Paris

2014
Schaufenster Breuninger en collaboration avec la Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Der entfesselte Blick, MARTHA Herford Musée, Germany 

2013
Von Wanderern, Wilderern & Dilettanten, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Relationships, Arko Art Center, Séoul, South Korea
Transfer Korea - NRW, Musée National d'Art Contemporain, Seoul, South Korea
Transfer Korea - NRW, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Transfer Korea - NRW, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
Transfer Korea - NRW, Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany

2012
Gold and ashes, Museum Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Twilight Seoul, Honigbrot, Cologne, Germany
Twilight Seoul, Le Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Semi permeable, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Dot.Systems: From pointillism to Pixel, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Drifting edges, Atelierfrankfurt, Francfort, Germany

2011 
Drifting edges, Kunst und Gewerbeverein, Ratisbonne, Germany
Einfluss: 6 from Düsseldorf, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 
Unpaarig, Landesvertretung NRW, Berlin, Germany
Sunbeam in a glasshouse, Ancien Consulat général des Etats-Unis, Düsseldorf, Germany

2010
Einfluss: 8 from Düsseldorf, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Artgoesgreen, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
Heimat und Sachkunde, Tip Top Stop Wundermarkt, Cologne, Germany
Liquid area, Flottmann - Hallen, Herne, Germany
Rundblick 2010 - Eine Ausstellung zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany
New Rhineland. The Post-ironic Generation, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Baking-house, Biennale des nouveaux talents, Porter-house Kaufhof, Cologne, Germany

2009
 
The end of the Interior, West Germany, Berlin, Germany
Collaboration_, Motorcade / Flashparade, Bristol, England
Luka Fineisen - Sandra Voets, DOK25A, Düsseldorf, Germany
Wenn Förderung ist, ist eigentlich Vollgas, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany 

2008
 
90 Grad is Hart, Simultanhalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
Mini Bar, Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
Home bound, Fondation Raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany 
Works On / Off Paper, Gallery k4, Munich, Germany

2007 
Kunstpreis Junger Westen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis, Collection d'art du musée national de Zwickau, Zwickau, Germany
Von Getriebeöl, Perversan und Showtreppen, VdR, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hotel Kerberos, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany

2006 
Double take, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
Klasse Kamp 1974-2006, Düsseldorf Kunthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dear Friedrich…, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

2005 
Buffet, Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany

2004 
Bergischer art award, Museum Baden, Solingen, Germany
Trendwände, Art room Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 

2003
 
Sukûn, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2001 
Bilbao-Arte Collectiva, Bilbao-Arte, Bilbao, Spain

2000 
Die geniale, Studio Schulstreet, Münster, Germany
Wellenauflauf, Galerie Dr. Ulrike Rathert, Minden, Germany

1998
Drive-Through, Marshall Arts, Memphis, U.S.A.

1997
Horn Island, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, U.S.A.


Public Commission


Oszillation, public sculpture, Everswinkel, Germany 


Scholarships and awards


2011-2013
Transfer NRW-South Korea, Seoul, South Korea
2009
Fondation Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany

2007-2009
Bourse de la Fondation Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Duisburg, Germany

2007
Max-Pechstein-art-award, Zwickau, Germany
Résidence au Kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany
ADO -  art-award of the art-academy, Düsseldorf, Germany

2006
Bourse Metro-Stiftung, sculpture-park, Düsseldorf, Germany

2005/06
DHCS - Residency at Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany

2001
Residency at the Art Center Bilbao-Arte, Bilbao, Spain

2000-2005
Scholarship for talented students, Cusanuswerk, Bonn, Germany

1998
Bourse Nathan Stainberg, Memphis, U.S.A.

1996
Bourse du mérite, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, U.S.A.

Studies


2012
Lecturer in sculpture, Université de Chung-Ang, Seoul, South Korea
2010
Lecturer in space and installation, HGB Leipzig, Leipzig, Allemagne

2005
Akademiebrief

2002
Meisterschüler

2001
Residency in Bilbao, Espagne

1999-2005
Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (Professeurs. Fritz Schwegler and Irmin Kamp)

1998
Residency in Chicago and Vermont, U.S.A.
1996-1998
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, U.S.A.