Barbara Frieß
  • Introduction

  • Bio

  • Exhibitions

  • Publications


Barbara Frieß realizes her ideas for images with a precise sense for eliminating and emphasizing certain elements. In other words, she “reduces her sceneries to the max.” She lets the beholder fill the space of an empty face with their personal fantasies of physiognomical details. She describes her own work as, “Schematical drawings (poetographies) of figures, which show the reduction to the essential, on the one hand they reveal the subtraction from reality, on the other hand they open the essence and insistence for an aesthetic attitude. The frozen moment endures through the presence of these figures and interiorises the essence of their perception. Perception and the way we deal with it are a constant topic and are duplicated in the respective poetographic moments.”
Barbara Frieß creates visual spaces, to which we add our own fantasies, memories or desires that derive from our own lives.
1972born at Allgaeu, Germany
1991-1995 School of Arts Nürtingen, ABR-Stuttgart
1995-2001Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg
2001 Diploma in Fine Arts with Honours

Exhibitions (Selection)

2007Para*site, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
BAROQ – Gridiron Hotel, Netwerk Galerie Aalst, Belgium
2006Treppenspiel, Hamburg, Germany
dormART, international arts project, Depot, Dortmund, Germany
Große Kunstausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2005Bilderklub Ausstellung, Wallstreet Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Blue Hall - Marktplatz Europa, Kunsthalle Arnstadt, Germany
Topographie des Schönen und Unschönen, Workshop, Biberach, Germany
Große Kunstausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2004Nine Points of the Law, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Symposium: Verschluckung am Barbara-Stollen, Schloß Kronburg
subduktive Maßnahmen, ZBO-SdM 052004, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn, Germany
Her und Hin Epilog, Galerie K&S, Berlin, Germany
2003Unoccupied territories, Galerie K&S – Berlin, Germany
Attraction and Solidarity, curatated by Attila Tordai-S Cluj, Romania
Blue Hall - Marktplatz Europa, Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, Groß Glienicke, Germany
2002„Arbeitsgemeinschaft retrograde Strategien“, Visitation 175/2002, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
2001Die Gelassenheit der Augen im Hinblick auf das Rauschen Wahrnehmungslabor, HfbK-Hamburg, Germany
Kunst am Bau, Ausstellung der Kunst am Bau – Projekte der Ministerien des Bundes in Berlin, ehemaliges Staatsratsgebäude
Katholische Akademie, Ausstellung in den Räumen der katholischen Akademie Berlin, Germany
2000Problem Malerei, Kunstverein Gütersloh, Germany
„Das Zimmer von Frau K.“, ein Hotelzimmer in Zusammenarbeit mit Adi Hösle, Hamburg, Germany
"Die Gelassenheit der Augen im Hinblick auf das Rauschen" "Das Spiel der Erweiterung in der Möglichkeit des Raumes" Kunst am Bau Realisierung, Ministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin, Germany
Projekt Hotel, Kunstverein Njimegen (Netherlands)

Books/Catalogs (Selection)

Culture insurance no title no reception, hsg. A.Hösle, Salon Verlag, Köln 2006
DormART, hsg. Depot e.V., Dortmund 2006
as soon as there is more than one, hsg. Elke Marhöfer, Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 2005
III. Dimension Skulptur aktuell, hsg. Haus der Kunst, München 2005
NINE POINTS OF THE LAW, hsg. NGBK, Berlin 2004
Index, hsg. A.Hoesle, Salon Verlag, Köln 2004
Die Taz, 10.April 2003, Inlet: Drohne, Berlin 2003
IDEA, arts + society, #15-16, 2003 Cluj, Romania
"information without guarantee", hsg. Mircea Cantor 2003
Blue Hall - Marktplatz Europa, hsg. Förderverein Panzerhalle, Potsdam 2003
175 Jahre Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, hsg. WKV-Stuttgart 2003
Kunst am Bau, Die Projekte des Bundes in Berlins, hsg. Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen 2001

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