Jörg Immendorff

Vita Jörg Immendorff

1945 Born in Bleckede near Lüneburg; His parents separated, when Immendorff was eleven years old, he later described this as the most formative experience in his childhood
1963 Secondary school level at the secondary school in Lüneburg
Studies of set painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1964 Admission in the class of Joseph Beuys
1968 professes Maoism and Chinese art, runs performance art under the name „Lidl"
Art teacher in Düsseldorf
Meeting and joint work with A.R. Penck
(Ralf Winkler)
1977 Beginning of the picture series "Café-Deutschland" about the division of Germany
Guest professorships at the academies in Stockholm, Hamburg, Zurich, Trondheim, Munich and at the Werkschule Köln
1984 Opening of „Café Paloma“ in St. Pauli
Professorship at the Städelschule in Frankfurt
1995 Set for the "Festspiele" in Salzburg
1996 Design of a fashion collection
Professorship at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf
1997 receives the most highly endowed art award in the world, the Marco prize of the Museum of Monterrey, Mexico
1998 Retrospective at the national museum Warsaw, Poland
2000 Kestner society Hannover and national gallery Tbilissi, Georgia; marries the artist Oda Jaune
2001 Birth of daughter Ida
2002 Exhibition series in China
2006 Portrait of Gerhard Schröder for the "Ahnengalerie"
2007 Deceased in Düsseldorf

 Exhibitions (selection)

  • Versuch Adler zu werden, Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg (2014)
  • Ich Immendorf, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam (2014)
  • Macht/ Wahn/ Vision. Der Turm und urbane Giganten in der Skulptur, Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn (2013)
  • Jörg Immendorff: Was uns Malerei bedeuten kann (What Painting Can Mean for Us), Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg (2008)
  • Jörg Immendorff. Retrospective of Drawings, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf (2007)
  • Jörg Immendorff, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2005)
  • Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2000)
  • Centre George Pompidou Paris (1993)
  • Documenta 7 Kassel (1982)
  • Documenta 5 Kassel (1972)

Works in public collections (selection)

  • Museum Ludwig, Köln
  • Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
  • Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • MoMA, New York
  • Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica
  • Kunstmuseum Basel
  • Berardo Museum, Lissabon
  • Stedelik Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
  • Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
  • Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf