Biography - Capitain Petzel



Biography - Capitain Petzel
Born in 1970, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Havana Superior Institute of Design, Havana, Cuba
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
2016 Shoes of Roses, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (forthcoming)
Time Islands and Space Islands, MOSTYN, Wales, UK (curated by Alfredo Cramerotti)
Flavor Orbit and Orange Curtain, SP-ARTE with Galerie Barbara Thumm, São Paulo, Brasil
The Book of Waves, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
Eugene, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany
2014 Socialist Nature, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria (curated by Gerhard Obermüller)
In Hazard, translated, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany (curated by Simone Neuenschwander)
First Declaration, Mostyn, Llandudno, UK (curated by Alfredo Cramerotti)
2013 The New School, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
Komplette Zimmer, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Conversational Objects, (with lonelyfingers project) Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
2012 The stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew, Benveniste Contemporary, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Drawing the human figure, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy (curated by Nuno Faria)
2011 Lonely Fingers, Museum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany
Diango Hernández, Living rooms, a survey, MART, Rovereto, Italy (curated by Yilmaz Dziewior)
Crystal clear, Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art, Basel, Switzerland
If you send this, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
The stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
Line Dreamers, HAUS IM SÜDEN, Cologne, Germany
a kiss, a hat, a stamp, Bloodmountain Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
2010 MUSEUMS, selected works 1996-2010, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
2009 Losing you tonight: Flying Memories, FIAC Paris - Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer (Cologne), Paris, France
Losing you tonight, 6th Rubens-Award for Contemporary Art, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Define gravity. Sun State #3, collaboration with Mouse on Mars, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
The importance of a line, Porta33, Madeira, Portugal (curated by Nuno Faria)
La Historia, Mi Juguete Preferido, Pepe Cobo y Cia., Madrid, Spain
TH-INK, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
El Manual del Tractorista Arrependito, Zona Maco, Alexander and Bonin, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by A. Pedrosa)
Building bexond success, Clages, Cologne, Germany (collaboration with Anne Pöhlmann)
2008 out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt), Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer & Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
inspire me, again, Stella Lohaus Gallery Antwerp, Belgium
Diamonds and Stones: My Education, Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, Italy
2007 Mother the future was a political lie, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, ArtCologne, Cologne, Germany
The fruit of evil, Galería Pepe Cobo, ArtBasel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Victoria, together with Andrzej Wróblewski, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland (curated by Joanna 2006 2005
2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 Kordjak)
Objects of Ridicule, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
Power Pencil, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
Swans without a Lake, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Revolution, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
The factory of Silence, National Bank of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dictators, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
Spies, Alexander & Bonin, New York, NY
Traitors, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Waiting, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, ArtForum, Berlin, Germany
Palabras, Pepe Cobo, Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
The Museum of Capitalism, Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Revantgarde, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
Democracy (with Boris Michailov), Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Amateur, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Amateur, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
Sweet Home, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba*
Mousepads and Screensavers, ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX*
Network Transmission / Summer Days, Adamski Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany*
Esta cerca es provisional: evite ser requerido/This is a provisional Fence: Keep Out, Center for the
Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba*
1997 Hiking Raffle, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada*
Hormigon armado/Reinforced Concrete, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba*
1996 Para saber quien soy, Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba
Agua con azucar y La muestra provisional/Sugar Water and The Provisional Show, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba*
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo y Diseffo (MACD), San José, Costa Rica*
1995 Bésame Habana, Centro de Arte y Diseño, Havana, Cuba
* as 'Ordo Amoris Cabinet (OAC)'
El péndulo de Foucault, 12 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba (curated by Alejandro Machado;
The Rates of Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia
Piano pieces – Klaviere. Klänge. Kunst., Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria
I never thought I’d see you again, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
Birds, plants and a chair, Kadel WIlborn, Düsseldorf, Germany
Beyond the Supersquare, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
Bringing Light into a Windowless Room, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
New Paintings, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
Salon distingué — Hausrat in guter Gesellschaft, Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (curated by
Nadia Schneider Willen)
The Mervelous Real - Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from The Musac Collection, MOT Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Casa del Reloj, Cartagena de
Indias, Colombia
Utopie beginnt im Kleinen, 12. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
Ihre Geschichte(n) / HERstories, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Lonelyfingers - Konversationsstücke, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany (with
lonelyfingers project)
The Feverish Library, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Arqueológica, Matadero, Madrid, Spain (curated by Virginia Torrente)
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Triennale der Kleinplastik in Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany (curated by Yilmaz Dziewior)
Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland (curated
by Agnieszka Kulazinska and Dermis P. Leòn)
The Castle in The Air. Séance of Imagination, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznan, Poland (curated by
Adam Budak)
Sammlung im Prozess - Neupräsentation und Leihgaben, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl,
Germany Fronteras en mutación, en Tránsito of Bridges & Borders (fase III), CCEBA, Centro Cultural de España, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Local host, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster, Germany (Internatinal artists in / from NRWAt AZKM)
Tracks, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Drawings wall, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
Fiona Banner-Marcus Becker -Diango Hernández, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
4 on paper, Alexander and Bonin NY, US
Face to face, Pepe Cobo y Cia, Madrid, Spain
Modelos para armar, Thinking Latin America from the MUSAC collection, León, Spain
A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the fear and terror, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy (curated by Helmut Friedel and Giovanni Iovane)
Touched, 10th Liverpool Biennial 2010, Liverpool, UK (curated by Peter Gorschlüter)
Larger Than Life, Stranger than Fiction, 11. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
The New Décor, Hayward Gallery London, UK
Neues Rheinland. Die postironische Generation, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
(curated by S. Kreuzer & M. Heinzelmann)
Star City, The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Golden Times, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (curated by Patrizia Dander & Julienne Lorz)
Languages and Experimentations, MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy
Who wants to use my window?, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
Performa 09, New York, NY (curated by Lara Pan)
Danielle Kwaaitaal and Diango Hernández, Monkeys Island, Cologne, Germany
Revolutionen des Alltäglichen, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany
Das Gespinst, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (curated by Wilhelm Schürmann)
Precarious Form I, Gallery MeyerKainer, Vienna, Austria (curated by Veit Loers)
READING THE CITY ev + a, exhibition of visual art, Limerick, Ireland (curated by Yilmaz Dziwior)
CAMBIO DE ACEITE, Pepe Cobo y cía, Madrid, Spain
Building beyond Success, Clages, Cologne, Germany
Drawings A - Z, Museum da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Plants of the mind, Federico Luger Gallery Milan, Italy
A Limerance Reaction, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
Let me tell you a story, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Funchal, Portugal
BAGHDAD/ SPACE COG/ ANALYST, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
The Museum of Capitalism: On Air, Malkasten Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany
Articulações, Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro, Portugal
Desenhos estranhos, Porta 33, Funchal, Portugal
Kongress der Futurologen, ICA Dunaujvaros, Hungary
Arise! ye starvelings..., Pallas Contemporary Projects Dublin, Ireland
Wessen Geschichte, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Atlante Latinoamericano, Centro de las Artes CONOARTE, Monterrey, Mexico (curated by Antonio Arevalo)
Zu Gast bei Freunden, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Love and Cables, Nüans, Düsseldorf, Germany
L'immagine sottile, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy
XXIe ateliers internationaux, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Atlante LatinoAmericano, Consejo papa la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México
Como vivir juntos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Parcours Interdit, Malkastenpark, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
Jahresgaben 2007, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
¿Qué pasa con las flores?, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Ironia Domestica: Uno sguardo curioso tra collezioni private italiane, Museion: Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
Andrzej Wroblewski 1927-1957/Project, The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Connected, Altes Museum Mönchengladbach, Germany
Mr. President, University Art Museum, Albany, NY
Made in Germany, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
The square root of a drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (curated by Noel Kelly)
Lo desacojedor, Bienal de Sevilla, Seville, Spain (curated by Okwui Enwezor)
Out of the blue, Federico Luger Gallery, Milano, Italy
The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, 2. Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Seville Biennal, Seville, Spain
Como viver junto, 27. Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Zones of Contact, Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Biennale Cuvée, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
RE: LOCATION, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
Always a little Further, Arsenale, 51. Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM/Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
Roboter, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany
Biwak, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
Opening, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
Nuovo Segnale, Federico Luger Gallery, Milano, Italy
Flesh at War with Enigma, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
doku/fiction. Mouse on Mars - reviewed & remixed, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Jahresgaben 2004, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Jahresgaben 2004, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
In Ictu Oculi, Pepe Cobo Gallery, Sevilla, Spain
Wildlife 04 final, Sommerpalast, Neuss, Germany
Bookies, M29 Brückner + Richter, Köln, Germany
Mideo/Fear, Pepe Cobo Gallery, Sevilla, Spain
With Eyes of Stone and Water, Gallery 3,14, Bergen, Norway*
Zentauro, 8. Havana Biennial, Cuba
8va. Bienal de la Habana, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Stretch, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada* (curated by Eugenio Valdés and Keith Wallace)
Prophets of Boom. The Schürmann Collection, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany*
With Eyes of Stone and Water, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland*
Atravesados. Deslizamientos de identidades y géneros, Fundación Telefónica. Madrid, Spain*
FITAC. VIII foro sobre teoría del Arte Contemporáneo. Monterrey, México.*
La Huella Múltiple, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Habana, Cuba*
Short Stories, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, Italy*
Un dia como otro cualquiera/A day like any other day, 7. Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba*
I am Cuba Double play, Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania*
La conjuncion de la nada/The conjunction of nothingness, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba*
CUBA, Presentl. Barbican Centre, London, UK*
Thinking Aloud, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
Antennas: Network Transmission/Taxi-Limosina. Provisional Utopias, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; Kunsthaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany*
Il Salon de arte cubano contemporanso, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts/Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam/CENCREM/Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba*
Thinking Aloud, Hayward Gallery, London; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Cornerhouse, Manchester*
Entropy at Home, Schürmann Collection, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany*
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, Royal College of Art, London, UK*
1997 1996 1995 The Russian mountain, 3. Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, Canada*
Rompiendo los moldes, 6th Havana Biennial, Cuba*
Ultimas Noticias, Galería de Matanzas, Cuba*
Una de cada clase - Next Generation Show, Centro de Arte y Diseño, Habana, Cuba*
* as 'Ordo Amoris Cabinet (OAC)'
2010 2008 2007 2007 2005 2001 1998 1997 Blood Mountain Foundation residency, Budapest, Hungary
Rubens-Förderpreis der Stadt Siegen, Germany
Premio Icona, Verona, Italy
Artist in Residence, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Artist in Residence, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Artist in Residence, Artpace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
Artist in Residence, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Artist in Residence, 'Apocalypso', Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
INHOTIM Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Galleria d'Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
MART - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Rheingold Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Germany
FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC), León, Spain
Collectión Bergé, Madrid, Spain