IMI Knoebel

  • Imi Knoebel - Anima Mundi 48-2, 2011-2015

    Media: acrylic painted on plastic foil

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  • Imi Knoebel - Anima Mundi 30-2, 2010-2015

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  • Imi Knoebel - Anima Mundi 35-3, 2010-2015

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Vita Imi Knoebel

1940Born in Dessau (Germany) on 31. December under the name Klaus Wolf Knoebel
1950Moves with his family to Mainz
1962-1964Attendance of the "Werkkunstschule Darmstadt", with Imi Giese
1964- 1971Switch to the "Staatliche Kunstakademie", Düsseldorf (Prof. Joseph Beuys)
1968First exhibition in Copenhagen
1982Engagement for "Solidarnosc" together with artists like Georg Baselitz and Joseph Beuys and auction of works in support of "Solidarnosc"
1988Knoebel created the artwork "Kinderstern", which stands up for children's rights and finances projects for children in need to this day.
Imi Knoebel retrospective at the "Haus der Kunst" (München), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), IVAM Valencia, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Musée Grenoble
2006Award as honorary doctor of the "Friedrich-Schiller-Universität", Jena
2008-2011Order and manufacturing of six new church windows for the cathedral of Reims, Paris
2012Awarded the Kythera Prize, Düsseldorf
Lives and works in Düsseldorf

 Exhibitions (selection):

  • Imi & Imi, Galerie Charlottenborg, Kopenhagen (1st solo exhibition), 1968
  • documenta 5, Kassel, 1972
  • documenta 6, Kassel, 1977
  • documenta 7, Kassel, 1982
  • Gegen das Kriegsrecht in Polen - für Solidarnosc, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 1982
  • documenta 8, Kassel, 1987
  • Imi Knoebel, Works 1968-1996, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Haus der Kunst, München; IVAM Valencia; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf und Musée Grenoble, 1996
  • Pictor Laureatus. Imi Knoebel zu Ehren. Werke von 1966 bis 2006, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, 2006
  • Imi Knoebel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, 2010
  • Imi Knoebel. Werke 1966-2014, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2014/2015


Works in public collections (selection):

  • Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich
  • Art collection North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
  • Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
  • Centre George Pompidou, Paris
  • Kunstmuseum Basel
  • Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota