Michael Kirkham


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Michael Kirkham, 'Unser Nachbarn', 2017/18, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 100 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, Obst & Gemüse, Frisch & Verdorben, 2018, oil on canvas, 65 x 80 cm, Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Michael Kirkham, 'Untitled (absinthe drinker)', 2017, oil on canvas, 125 x 105 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Molotov Cocktail', 2016, oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Verliebte Jugendliche', 2017, oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Still Leben (Nach§lass)', 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Das Mädchen auf dem Friedhof' 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'The Girl with Red Blanket', 2011, oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Schülzkottelet und Steine', 2015, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Das Hochhaus', 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 230 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Der Langschläfer', 2011, oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Unser Nachbarn', 2017/18, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 100 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, Obst & Gemüse, Frisch & Verdorben, 2018, oil on canvas, 65 x 80 cm, Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Michael Kirkham, 'Untitled (absinthe drinker)', 2017, oil on canvas, 125 x 105 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Molotov Cocktail', 2016, oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Verliebte Jugendliche', 2017, oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Still Leben (Nach§lass)', 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Das Mädchen auf dem Friedhof' 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'The Girl with Red Blanket', 2011, oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Schülzkottelet und Steine', 2015, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, private collection

Michael Kirkham, 'Das Hochhaus', 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 230 cm

Michael Kirkham, 'Der Langschläfer', 2011, oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

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CV Michael Kirkham

Born 1971 in Blackpool, England

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Selected Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2015

Ekstatisches Einsamkeit, with Julius Hofmann, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig (D)

Small Erotics & Still Lives, Coridor, Reykyavik (IC)

2014

Yield to the Night, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2013

The Indolent, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin (D)

Invited / Herbstundgang, with Koen Delaere, Spinnerei, Leipzig (D)

2011

Intercourse, with Jukka Korkeila, Nortällje Konsthall, Nortällje (SW)

2010

New Paintings, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

The Ox and the Ass, with Jukka Korkeila, Galerie 21, Malmö (SW)

2009

Art Brussels, Brussels (B), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2008

Hotel Grande Abyss, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

Paintings, Private Project space, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne (D)

2007

New Paintings, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

Michael Kirkham, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)

2006

Ecstasis, Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin (D)

Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne (D)

2005

Final Presentation, European Ceramic Work Centre, Den Bosch (NL)

New Paintings and Ceramics, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

2003

The Neurasthenics, Drawings & Paintings, Hein Elferink, Staphorst (NL)

2002

When Power Streamed, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

2001

Paintings, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

2000

Recent Paintings, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

1999

Drawings and Paintings, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL)

Reflexive Figurations, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam (NL)

1998

Art Brussels, Brussels (B), rep. by Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

1997

Lightning 3, De Beyerd, Breda (NL)

First Exhibition, Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

PARALLELWELT, nationalmuseum, Berlin (DE)
Blush, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 22, Berlin (DE)

2016
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Your Light is My Darkness (Part III), Gerhard Hofland Gallery Amsterdam (NL)
VOLTA12, Basel (CH), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Your Light is My Darkness (Part II), Fienkunst Krüger, Hamburg (D)

Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2015

Your Light is My Darkness (Part I), Surgo Studio, Berlin (D)

Still Leben 3, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin (D)

Roxxie, Nationalmuseum, Berlin (D)

Spiegel im Spiegel, Psychiatrische Centrum, Bruges (B)

Ontbloot, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)

Galerie Accrochage, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2014

Bitter Süsse Zeiten, Kunsthause Städe, Städe (D)

Die Hallucinierte Welt: Malerie am Rand Der Wirklichtkeit, Haus am Lutzöwplatz, Berlin (D)

2013

For the Sake of Paint 2, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam (NL)

2012

Eros und Thanatos, Collection Rusche, Spinnerei, Leipzig (D)

Dog Days of Entropy, Nationalmuseum, Berlin (D)

2011

Love and Cruelty, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL), with Thom Puckey, Johan Tahon

The Raising of Lazarus, Nationalmuseum, Berlin (D)

Memoires du Futur, Collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)

Zwei Sammler (Sammlung Olbricht/Falkenberg), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D)

Fear? Fear!, Konstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (N)

The Unutterable, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL), with Jukka Korkeila, Wouter van Riessen

2010

A Drawback, Aterlierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin (D)

Lebenslust und Tötentanz, Collection Olbricht, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (AUS)

Paranoia, De Cacaofabriek NL, Helmond (NL)

Hostile Aesthetik Takeover, The Appartement, Berlin (D)

2009

Table Dancing, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin (D)

Öffentliche Errgung / Indecent Exposure, Loop – Raum für Aktuelle Kunst, Berlin (D)

2008

Nationalmuseum, Berlin (D), six group shows in different locations, Berlin (D)

Diana + Actaeon, Die Verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (D)

Mask of Medusa, KFA Gallery, Berlin (D)

In Between, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden (NL)

Lanzarote, Keith Talent Gallery, London (UK)

Cobra To Contemporary, A Selection of works from Eclectic Contemporary, The Collection of Hugo and Carla Brown, Artnews Projects, Berlin (D)

2007

Unsere Affekte Fliegen aus den Bereich der Menschlichen Wirklichkeit heraus, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (D)

The Full Nelson, West Germany, Berlin (D)

Songs of Innocence and Aggression, National Gallery Of Macedonia, Skopje (MAC)

Verzameld: Een Keuze uit eigen collectie 1986-2007, Galerie LUMC, Leiden (NL)

20 jaar Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam (NL)

2006

Replacing Mashkov, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)

Aanwinsten 2005: een keuze, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL)

What’s new?, Aanwinsten Hedendaagse Kunst, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)

Marnix Goossens, Michael Kirkham en Francis Marshall, De Kring, Amsterdam (NL), with Marnix Goossens, Francis Marshall

Art Cologne, Cologne (D), rep. by Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

2004

Im sofortigen engestandnis falches gedanken und taten liegt unsere wachsende unabhangingkeit, Galerie Antik, Berlin (D)

2003

Wet Paint, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL)

Prix de Nouvelle Images, Nouvelle Images, The Hague (NL)

2002

Major Art Fair Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam (NL)

Desire, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna (IT)

2001

Urgences de Figuration, Centre Cultural Francais, Turin (IT)

Desire, Ursula Blickle Stifftung, Kraichtal (D)

10 x Dutch Art, Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg (RUS)

2000

KunstRai, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, Amsterdam (NL)

1999

Arte Fiera Bologna, Bologna (IT), rep. by Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

FIAC Paris, Paris (FR), rep. by Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

1998

Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL)

FIAC Paris, Paris (FR), rep. by Gallery Sabine Wachters, Brussels (B)

1996

Pump up the Cherry, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam (NL)

1994

Unbuilding, Gallery 99, Glasgow (SC)

East 94, Norwich Gallery, Norwich (UK)

Education

1988 Blackpool and the Fylde College, Blackpool (UK)

1990 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (SC)

1994 De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL)

Residencies

2005 European Ceramic Work Centre, Den Bosch (NL)

Awards / Stipends / Grants

1994 De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL)

Publications

2015 Roxxie, MKK Verlag, Berlin (D)

2014 Hinter dem Vorhang, Detlef Kuhlbrodt, ed.

2013 Bildgewitter, Erzgeburtstag Thomas Rusche

2010 Lebenlust & Totentanz, Olbricht Collection, Catalogue

Nieuw Realisme, collection of form Scheringa Museum for Realism, catalogue

De intens verveelde gewone mens, Manon Brat in Kunstbeeld (March)

2009 Amorality Play, Catherine Somze in Zoo Magazine (23)

2008 Der Verbotene Blick auf die Nackheit, Diana & Actaeon, catalogue

2008 Geraffineerd spel met rollen, Kees Keijer in Het Parool (March 8)

2008 The Story of Black Glove in Gringo Magazine

2007 Leve de Schilderkunst, Kunsthal Rotterdam (NL), catalogue

2007 Michael Kirkham, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL), catalogue

2007 Animating Light on the Work of MK, Ernst van Alphen, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL), catalogue

2007 Beeld van het lege levensgevoel, Rutger Pontzen in De Volkskrant (August 7)

2007 Dode Zielen op vieze matras in kaal landschap, Erik Quint in Algemeen Dagblad (July 27)

2007 Seks en bandeloosheid uit verveling, Manon Braat in NRC Handelsblad (August 5)

2007 Achter die Verveelde Blik, Edo Dijksterhuis in Financieel Dagblad (July 21)

2007 Erotic Redemption, Rogier Ormeling in De Groene Amsterdammer (September 10)

2006 Ecstasis Engländers, Jan Wentrup and Corinna Daniels in Die Welt (January 27)

2005 SOLO, Kwak, Van Daalen en Ronday Printers, Zaandam, catalogue

2003 The Neurasthenics (Preparatory Drawings), Hein Elferink, Staphort (NL), catalogue

2002 Michael Kirkham’s werk is verraderlijk knap gemaakt, Kees Keijer in Het Parool (December)

2000 Reflexive Figurations, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten – d’Eendt, catalogue

2000 Reflexive Figurations, Hans den Hartog Jager in NRC Handelsblad (April 7)

2000 Pinocchio’s Liefje, Els Fiers in Knack Magazine

2000 Realism Pictural, Claude Lorent in La Libre Belgique

2000 Moins de Trente Ans, Stephane Rey in L’Echo de la Bourse

2000 Beter dan Barbie, Jan Florizoone in De Standaard

1998 Trois Jeunes Artistes, Guy Gilsoul in Le Vif L’Express

1998 Die Pariser Kunstmesse Fiac, Haar Uberm Sofarand, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger

1997 Lightning 3, Ernst van Alphen in De Beyerd Breda

Public Collections

Collection Olbricht, Essen/Berlin (D)

Collection SOER Rusche, Oelde (B)

Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)

Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)

Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Arnhem (NL)

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)

De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL)

Museum for Realism (former Scheringa Collection) (NL)

Sammlung Ritter Sport, Stuttgart (D)

Several private collections in Holland, Belgium, France, Israël, Germany, Scotland,USA

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