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.short statement:

I work as a freelance artist in northern Germany.

Generally, I work place related, conceptual, sometime in comic style. One of my main subjects is „should and is“ / the discrepancy between guess and fact. At that, properties and temporality of my chosen materials play an immense role. Digital and analogue realms of reality mix in my pieces as they do in our everyday life, too. My work is not to be quickly taken in, but claims attention before it becomes fully visible.

To me art is a way to communicate about world. It facilitates thoughts we miss out on in all day life. Thus art can save worlds.

 

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exhibitions

.(group) exhibitions:

2006 Zelesny Brod, Czech Republic

2007 "machtmalstille" [make some silence] phb-Club, Berlin, Germany

2007 Muzeum Skla a Bizuterie v Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

2009 main exhibition GedoK Cologne, Germany

2009 "Akademischer Rundgang" CTC Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

 

2010 Immergut-Festival Neustrelitz, Germany

2010 "Akademischer Rundgang" CTC Höhr-Grenzhausen

2010 International Painters Camp - Medgidia, Romania

2010-2011 "Ausblicke" Schloß Reinbek in Hamburg, Germany

 

2011 "Konzentrat" b-05 Montabaur, Germany

2011 "Rheingold" lorch+seidel contmporary - Berlin, Germany

2011 Gorjfest Targu Jiu, Romania

 

2012 "Akademischer Rundgang" CTC Höhr-Grenzhausen

2012 International summer academy Salzburg, Austria

2012 "Heimweg" [way home] fabrik. Galerie für gegenwärtige Kunst, Neustrelitz, Germany

 

2013 "die neuen 12" MV Foto Galerie Schwerin, Germany

2013 "zeitnah" [contemporary/soon/prompt/timely] b-05 Montabaur, Germany

2013 long night of arts, Neustrelitz, Germany

2013-2014 "FRÜHWERK" Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herdings, Coesfeld, Germany

 

2014 "ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2014" [visions of future] Görlitz, Germany

2014 "Raumzeit" [spacetime] Kunsthaus Neustrelitz, Germany

2014 "ins Blaue" [into the blue] 24. Kunstschau, Putbus, Germany

2014 10th long night of arts, Neustrelitz, Germany

 

2015 "Art der Provinz" Dargun, Germany

2015 "das Kunsthauskollektiv stellt aus" former shopping center Nessler, Neustrelitz, Germany

2015 "NEUGIER" [curiosity] 25. Kunstschau of BBK-MV, Marstall Schwerin, Germany

2015 "Kunst des Erinnerns" [the art of memory] (permanent exhibition) DomjüchAnstalt Neustrelitz, Germany

2015 "kleine Nacht der Künste", storage Neustrelitz, Germany

 

2016 "Und nichts wird gesagt - gar nichts!" [and nothing is said, nothing at all!] (solo exhibition) constituency office Die Linke, Crivitz, Germany

2016 Holocaust memorial week in the theatre of Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 "Zwischen den Stühlen" [betwixt and between] storage Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 "Keramische Dialoge I" [ceramic dialogues I] Keramikgalerie Leipzig, Germany

2016 "CREDO II – heile Welt" [ideal world] Schönberger Musiksommer, Germany

2016 "Art & Entertainment" Neubrandenburg, Germany

2016 "Ich und du und der Raum mit mir" [me and you and the room with me] former museum of local history Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 "Das Eigene und das Fremde" [one’s own and the strange] church Goldenbaum, Germany

2016 "Strukturen, Texturen, Zwischenfelder" [structures, textures, intermediate fields] alte Feuerwache Röbel, Germany

2016 "Visionen – 27 Jahre nach der friedlichen Revolution" [visions – 27 years after the peaceful revolution], Ratzeburg, Germany

2017 "Keramische Dialoge II" [ceramic dialogues II], Galerie hinter dem Rathaus Wismar, Germany

2017 "Gartenfest" [garden party], Kunsthaus Neubrandenburg, Germany

2017 "Keramische Dialoge III" [ceramic dialogues III], Rhinpassage Rheinsberg, Germany

2017 "Lange Nacht der Kunst", as P:S, Kulturquartier Neustrelitz, Germany

2017 "Ressource Kunst - nur die Kunst kann die Welt retten" [resource art – only art can save the world], Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2018 "Luftlinien" [beelines], as P:S, Strandhalle Ahrenshoop, Germany

2018 "ein halbes Dutzend" [half a dozen], fabrik. Galerie für gegenwärtige Kunst, Neustrelitz, Germany

2018 "Idealfall 8" [ideal case 8], Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany

2018 "Gartenfest" [garden party], Kunsthaus Neubrandenburg, Germany

2018 "Das Kunsthauskollektiv stellt wieder aus", Kunsthaus Neustrelitz, Germany

2018 "Mentoring Kunst", Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany

2019 "little red riding hood", Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany

2019 "Hier & Jetzt – Nachwuchskunstpreis für Bildende Kunst" [here & now], Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2019 "Contemporary Romanian Painting", Galerie Burg 32. Germany

2019 "Residents 2017/2018", art society Rostock, as Prinzip:Sonja

2019 "DailySketches", daily updates on: http://dailysketches.the-comic.org ,

https://www.instagram.com/somesecondsske and https://www.patreon.com/ricoorig/posts

2019 "the celebration", Passentin, Germany

2020 "Romania - Painting", Kreishaus Kassel, Germany

2020 "Convenient Filters", updates regularly on: http://cf.cfw.me

2020 "Opel Corona", Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany, http://kulturort-mv.de

2020 "by far", Passentin, Germany

2020 "baltic art weekend" in Kunsthalle Rostock, as P:S, with art society Rostock, Germany

2020 "on fire", Plüschow + Lauenburg, Germany          _ virtual exhibition - Plüschow _

2020 happening at "25 years Schleswig-Holstein-Haus Schwerin" as Prinzip:Sonja

2020 "the clothes are old – older the emperor", Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany

2020 "Art Trade" of OZ [baltic newspaper] at art society Rostock, Germany      _see the virtual exhibition_

2021 "Beuysifiziert", Kulturhaus Mestlin, Germany

2021 "Hier & Jetzt – Nachwuchskunstpreis für Bildende Kunst" [now & here] Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2021 "Polsko - niemiecka _ wystawa interdyscyplinarna", Bałtycka Galeria Sztuki Amfiteatr, Koszalin, Poland

2021 "GALERIE21_SEARCHBAR" FRIEDA 23, Rostock, Germany

2021 "Piękno ukryte po obu stronach Odry" Barlinek, Poland

2022 benefit vendue for an unkranian children’s hospital, Fabrik.Scheune, Neustrelitz, Germany

2022 "Leerstelle Kunst" [blank space], Schleswig-Holstein-Haus Schwerin, Germany

2022 "Orstzeit III – Maurinmühle" [local time] Schönberger Musiksommer, Germany

2022 "Scoala de la Bistrita" Colibita, Romania
2022 "Scoala de la Bistrita" Muzeul national al Literaturii Romane, Bucharest, Romania

2022 "Herbstsalon" (sales exhibition) House of culture and education, Neubrandenburg, Germany


 

2023 "Orstzeit" [local time] Galerie hinter dem Rathaus, Wismar, Germany

2023 "pictura contemporana romaneasca", centrul judetean pentru cultura Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania

2023 "artist battle" art-, music- & environment festival, Brüel, Germany

2023 "Orstzeit IV – Maurinmühle" [local time] St. Laurentius, Schönberg, Germany

2023 "Orstzeit IV" [local time] Maurinmühle (Kreis Carlow), Germany

2023 "árbol de la vida" [tree of life] happening in public for and with Ramona Seyfarth, former flower shop at La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

2023 "Skizzen, Studien, Pläne ..." Fabrik.Galerie, Neustrleitz, Germany

2023 "Herbstsalon" (sales exhibition) Kunstsammlung, Neubrandenburg, Germany

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>> see: currently or coming soon<<

 

 

 

assistences

​.assistences for Ramona Seyfarth:

2010 legwork "EXIT"

2010-'11 legwork "KILLING TIME"

seit 2013 all "24HOURS"-takes [exception: ChangWon]

2013 legwork "RED CARPET"

2013 "KILLING TIME" Solo, Metgalerie Koblenz, Germany

2013 "young masters" GlazenHuis Lommel, Belgium

2014 "Emy Roeder Preis" Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany

2014 "around me" Ostrale, Dresden, Germany

2014 "ins Blaue" Prora, Germany

2015 Boats for "THE EDGE"

2015 "handle with care" Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
2015 "Neugier" Marstall Schwerin, Germany

2016 doves for „HAPPY END?"

2016 "Das grüne Zitat - Tag und Nacht" Schloßpark Kaarz, Germany

2016 "ERROR X" Ostrale, Dreden, Germany

2016 "ich und du und der Raum mit mir" Altes Museum + Kulturquartier Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 "Fundamental" Mediations Biennale Poznan, Poland

2017 "Formare" Petrikirche Rostock, Germany

2020 "Sights of transformation" assistence + sound installation, Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany

2020/21 "Rostocker Kunstpreis - Freie Grafik" Societät Rostock, Germany

2021 "UPC - International UpCycling Art Price" Lübz, Germany

2021 "#24HOURS_KVLAB" happening im Kunstverein zu Rostock, Germany

2021 "Material Glas im Fokus" Kunstforum Ingelheim, Germany

2021 "Verdichtung der Zeit" Provinzial Kiel, Germany

2022 "inside out" Solo, Kunstraum Schwerin, Germany

2022 "It takes two to tango" Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany

2022-'23 "Blaue Felder über roten Wolken" Solo, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Germany

2023 "8 min" Fabrik.Galerie, Neustrelitz, Germany

2023 "árbol de la vida" for DrapArt Festival, La Rambla Barcelona, Spain

2024 "entsprechend" Duo-exhibition Galerie Ursula Walter Dresden, Germany

 

 

curations

.curations:

 

2015 „Das Kunsthauskollektiv stellt aus“ former shopping center Nessler Neustelitz, Germany

2015 „Das Leben findet draußen statt“ (art work by Wilhelm Müller, for the "Verein zum Erhalt der Domjüch

– ehemalige Landesirrenanstalt e.V." , together with Ramona Seyfarth) Hafengalerie Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 „Wilhelm Müller“ permanent exhibition of the reproductions, collaborative with Ramona Seyfarth, Domjüch Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 „Zwischen den Stühlen“ storage Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 „Die Russen snd da – die Russen sind weg“ (historical exhibition) Domjüch Neustrelitz, Germany

2016 „ich und du und der Raum mit mir“ former museum of local history and Kulturquartier Neustrelitz, Germany

2017 „Happening in 4 Akten“ Kulturquartier Neustrelitz

2018 „ein halbes Dutzend“, fabrik. Galerie für gegenwärtige Kunst, Neustrelitz, Germany

2019 „Ramona Seyfarth - BE PRESENT“, Rostock, Germany

2020 „by far“, Passentin together with Marieken Matschenz

 

 

 

 

publications

.publications:

 

2010 freshviewer.com, volume 1

2010 Glasklasse – exhibition catalogue of "Ausblicke"

2011 exhibition catalogue of "Gorjfest"

artwiki.org

2014 exhibition catalogue of "Zukunftsvisionen"

2014 exhibition catalogue of "ins Blaue"

2015 exhibition catalogue for 25th art show of BBK-MV "NEUGIER"

2015 "Wie mensch unentdeckt bleibt", accompanying texts for "Kunst des Erinnerns"

2016 exhibition catalogue of "Art & Entertainment" ISBN 978-3-9817876-0-3

2016 "Die friedvolle Diktatur", accompanying texts for "Strukturen, Texturen, Zwischenfelder"

2017 exhibition catalogue of "Visionen" ISBN 978-3-938218-90-7

2017 "subtext glas(s)"

www.plueschow.de/en/artists/guest-artists-2017

 

2018 "12J = 11JvP:S + 1JnP:S" catalogue Prinzip:Sonja

2018 exhibition catalogue of "Luftlinien" as P:S

2018 exhibition catalogue of "RESSOURCE ART/Only art can save the world!" ISBN 978-3-935649-06-3

2018 "in Mecklenburg" ISBN 978-3-9808948-3-8 , Index for the same-titled piece, a result from MentoringArtProject

2019 exhibition catalogue of "Hier & Jetzt" ISBN 978-3-935649-09-4

2019 "Sternberger Picknick" ISBN 978-3-98159049-4

2019 "Rostock Stipendium 2017|2018", mit Prinzip:Sonja , www.rostock-stipendium.de/stipendiatinnen-stipendiaten

 

2020 "Opel Corona", Kulturhaus Mestlin http://kulturort-mv.de

2020 full page article in OZ [baltic newspaper], 12./13. September 2020

2021 exhibition catalogue of "On Fire" in Ratzeburg ISBN 978-3-948127-21-3

2021 exhibition catalogue of "On Fire" in Plüschow ISBN 978-3-935649-10-0

2021 exhibition catalogue of "Die Kleider sind alt unnd älter der Kaiser"

2021 exhibition catalogue of "Hier & Jetzt" ISBN 978-3-935649-41-4

2021 "Schöne Bilder _ ein gutes Buch" catalogue Rico.

2021 exhibition catalogue of "Polsko - niemiecka _ wystawa interdyscyplinarna", Bałtycka Galeria Sztuki Amfiteatr

2021 exhibition catalogue of "Piękno ukryte po obu stronach Odry”

 

online_engl

.videos / interviews online:

 

2020 "Opel Corona" ~ 07:28 - 07:45

2021 first "Digitaler Kunstsalon"

2021 until 1st October 2022 online "Kunstkaten"

2021 "SEARCHBAR"

 

 

 

in collections

.work in public collection:

 

since 2010 6 paintings (acrylic on canvas) Medgidia, Romania

since 2011 4 paintings (acrylic on canvas) Targu Jiu, Romania

since 2015 installation of 3 objects and writings, DomjüchAnstalt Neustrelitz, Germany

since 2019 2 paintings (acrylic on canvas) Bistrita, Romania

since 2021 3 paintings (ink + guache on canvas) Barlinek, Poland

2021 inclusion in DIE SAMMLUNG KÜNSTLERINNEN © ["the collection of femal artists"]

since 2022 1 painting on 2 canvas (acrylic on canvas) Bistrita, Romania

since 2022 3 Photos (PhotoRag), 2 Objects (Rubber+Pin), 1 Installation (Wallpaper plus Audio), 4 Prints (Wallpaper), 1 Pair ink drawings, 1 Triptyc (Photoprint on Alu-Dibond), 3 piece drawing (ballpen on quadrille Paper), state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

since 2022 1 Photo (Alu-Dibond), Town Neubrandenburg, Germany

 

 

 

​.vita / residencies / prizes:

My artist's name is Rico.

I work as a freelance artist in northern Germany.

Born 1985 in GDR.

2005 Abitur in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

2005-2008 professional college Zwiesel – studies of glass design

 

2008-2013 BfA + MfA , IKKG Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

studies of free arts (in glass class)

since 2013 member of BBK-MV ((german) association of fine artists)
since 2006 lectureship / assistant at var. holiday courses, work shops, e.g. youth media camp, art school

since september 2013 freelance artist in Neubrandenburg

         and lecture at the art schools in Neubrandenburg and Neustrelitz (until may 2019)

since May 20th 2017 artist collective Prinzip:Sonja

since June 2017 artist collective Kunstbanausen

june 2017-july 2018, april+may 2019 split management of the art school Neustrelitz

june 2018-march 2019 part of the managing commitee of the friendly society arthouse Neustrelitz

         (Kunsthaus Neustrelitz e.V.)

since 2020-01-11 founding member of simsalArt e.V.

since September 2023 project and artist collective #10



 

2004 internship in painters room of regional theatre + drama teacher, theatre Neustrelitz, Germany

2006 residence professional college Zelesny Brod, Czech republic

2007 techniques of plaster work Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Germany

2007 Summer Academy Bildwerk Frauenau, Germany

2010 international painters camp "Lucian Grigorescu", Megidia, Romania

2011 scholarship Civil Academy, Runde 12, Germany

2011 Gorj Fest, Tirgu Jiu, Romania

2012 Summer Academy Salzburg, Austria

2015 Keramiksympossium Ollendorf, Germany

2016 Keramiksympossium Ollendorf, Germany

2016-2017 first bout of "mentoring artists" as mentee, mentor: Takwe

2016 residency Künstlerhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria

2016-2017 project grant + artist residency Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

2017 Keramiksympossium Ollendorf, Germany

2017 first „Bugewitzer Ausspann“ Bugewitz, Germany

2018 second „Bugewitzer Ausspann“ Bugewitz, Germany

2018 as Prinzip:Sonja _ the artist residency of the federate state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the Schleswig-Holstein-House in Rostock, Germany

2018 nominated for the emerging artist award for fine arts in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2019 third „Bugewitzer Ausspann“ Bugewitz, Germany

2019 Artists Camp Bistrita Nasaud, Romania

2020 fourth „Bugewitzer Ausspann“ Bugewitz, Germany

2020 grant by the federate state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2020 bridge grant by the federate state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2020 Sculpture-pleinair „Europe: cities in dialogue – people in dialogue“ Neubrandenburg, Germany

2020 winner of the emerging artist award for fine arts in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2021 grant by the federate state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2021 Artist Camp „Piękno ukryte po obu stronach Odry” Barlinek, Poland

2022 "sun, beach & Sauna", residency in Glowe, Germany

2022 "Bugewitzer Ausspann" Rothen, Germany

2022 Artists Camp Colibita, Romania

2023 "sun, beach & Sauna", residency in Glowe, Germany

2023 "überLEBENSWEGE" [survivor’s journeys], artist symposium Ramin, Germany

 

 

 

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