Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2003

Oct, Nov, Dec

Erik Göngrich | Artist

Erik Göngrich
Erik Göngrich
since 1991
studies / centre of work in Berlin

Artist and architect Erik Göngrich (*1966) examines the misunderstandings that took hold in the public consciousness alongside the International Modern and functional architecture. What are our notions of urbanity today and to what extent do they reflect our urban reality? He takes a sculptural view of the informal qualities of the public sphere and is an active archivist of the transformations of public space – some of which he effected, others of which he discovered.


2010 »Résidence au Récollets«, working scholarship, Paris
2009 »STIFTUNG KUNSTFONDS«, working scholarship, Bonn
2008 »the CHINATI foundation«, Marfa, Texas, USA
2007 »SACATAR«, Itaparica, Salvador de Bahia, Brasilien
2003/04 »Villa Aurora«, residency grant, Pacific Palisades
2001 Istanbul Aufenthaltsstipendium, Sensatsverwaltung für Kultur, Berlin

Exhibitions (selection)

2012 »Die Große Weltausstellung Berlin«, Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin
»BIOCUB - MAC/SAN«, 11.Habana Biennale, LASA– Laboratorio Artístico de San Agustín, Kuba
2011 »Modell/stadt/muster/stadt«, centre d’art paserelle, Brest, Frankreich
»Ecotone«, Centre d’art contemporain Georges Pompidou/ Cajarc /Frankreich
2010 »Non Stop City«, Kulturhauptstadt 2010, Essen
»Manifest of an Ideal Studio set in Reality as Sculpture«, Atelier/TRANS305, Paris
2009 »Not Site Specific«, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
»Istanbul Traversée«, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Frankreich
»Modelisme/Stadtskulptur geht uns alle an!«, Kunstverein Tiergarten; Berlin
2008 »megastructures reloaded«, european art projects, Old Mint, Berlin
»parking paralell motion«, Deutsche Botschaft, Tirana
2007 »Foto-Caminhada«, Goethe-Institut, Sao Paulo, Brasilien
»Praca nueva Brasilia«, SACATAR-Foundation, Itaparica, Brasilien
2006 »Trial Balloons«, MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León), Spanien
2005 »Istanbul«, 9. Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul


2011 Revolver Publishing, Berlin, The Beginning of the Misunderstanding
2010 Essen, Germany, Cultural Capital Ruhr.2010, Non Stop City
2009 Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Stadtskulptur geht uns alle an!
2005 Revolver-Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, Alles Andre ist Drin!
2004 Revolver-Verlag, Frankfurt, Starving for Embarrassing Architecture