Ricoh Gerbl
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How does a street determine where a person should go? Can I recognize from the constellations of a group of people how close the individuals are to each other? How can I, by erasing the details of a context, gain access to a purely associative space? How can I achieve the development of “complete” pictures in spite of this omission and elimination of place-specific and social information, and in spite of overexposing the pictures? With her photographs of bright cities, constellations of people and situations from the series “From Monday to Sunday,” Berlin artist Ricoh Gerbl presents us with minimalist views in which “light itself” seems to paint and where her vocabulary of visual signs is reduced to the absolute minimum necessary.
1990-1997Work contract for photography, Senate of Berlin, social support for artists
1993Work stipend for literature, Senate of Berlin, artist program
1996Work stipend for fine arts, Senate of Berlin
2004Residency grant for literature, Salzwedel
lives and works in Berlin

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2008Thank you for judging, Medizinhistorisches Museum of the Charité, Berlin
2007Mittwoch, Visite ma tante, Berlin
2004The Mother and Apartmentgrafting, Smack Mellon, New York
Expressgrafting, vier Apartments, New York
2000Kimmst amoi wieda zu mia, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1999Die Wohnungspfropfungen, acht Wohnungen, Berlin
1998Die Wohnungspropfungen, vier Wohnungen, Berlin
1997Verharren in Zwischenstopps, Annelies Diltschev, Berlin
1986Ich muss mich nur noch fertig machen, dann bin ich fertig, Die der Art guten Freunde, Berlin

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2008Existence in a Letter, Cluster, Berlin
2007Photographs for Eve Sussman’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (video/photos/notes)
2006 von der Angst, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
 Inselglück, Galerie Nord, Berlin
Photographs for Eve Sussman’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, 89 seconds at Alcazar and other works, Thessaloniki Center for Arts and Culture, Thessaloniki
2005ZBO – Subduktive Massnahmen - 1500 Jahre Sonderschutz für 50 Kunstwerke, Zentraler Bergungsort Oberried / Breisgau, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
Goldenes Zeitalter, Galerie Nord, Berlin
2002Gehag Forum, Berlin
2001Familienbild, NGBK, Berlin
1999Iokaste 2000 – eine fotografische Exkursion entlang der Nabelschnur, Schloss Wolkersdorf
1998Untersicht, Kunstamt Mitte, Berlin
Fremde Welten, Wünsdorf
1996casa  tua e casa mia, Amerikanische Akademie, Rom
1995Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
“Sculpture Space,” Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, Utica, USA, film/video, “Die Platzsünde,” by Eve Sussman und Ricoh Gerbl, Text by Ricoh Gerbl und Ivana Mestrovic.
1994nicht nicht du, ich aber auch nicht, Galerie Acud, Berlin
Werkschau 2, Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin
1993bLICK fANG, Kulturhaus Treptow, Berlin
Künstler in Moabit stellen sich vor, Waldenser Ateliers, Berlin
1992Choice, Galerie A.I.R., New York
Auszug, Waldenser Ateliers, Berlin
1990Ausstellung im Atelier 1, Berlin

Books/Catalogs (Selection)

Leben im Luxus, Erzählungen, Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2009
Kind of, maybe, probably not. Food. Sex. Art. Is it enough?, text on work by Simon Lee, 2006

Essays/Articles (Selection)

von hundert, 02-2008, Gespräch mit Ricoh Gerbl von Barbara Buchmaier

Eikon #54, Photografien für ein Projekt von Eve Sussman, 2007

Art in America, Photografien für ein Projekt von Eve Sussman, 2007

Flash Art Vol XXXIX No. 246, Photografien für ein Projekt von Eve Sussman, 2006 

Camera Austria, Heft 74, 2001

Camera Austria, Heft 64, 1998

Additional Information


Kulturverein Tiergarten, Berlin, 2006

Galerie Futura, Berlin, 2005
Cafe Stephan, Berlin, 2004

sechs Hauswehlesungen bei den Gewinnern der Verlosung, Berlin, 2001
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2000

Die Hauswehlesungsverlosungen, Inforadio / Radio Kultur / Radio I, Berlin, 1999
10 Hauswehlesungen bei den Gewinnern der Verlosung, Berlin, 1999

1. Berlin Surreale, Theaterdock 11, Berlin, 1998
Ocean club, Radio Brandenburg, Potsdam, 1997

Meistersaal, Berlin, 1996
Cafe Bellevue, Berlin, 1996

Galerie Mitte, Dresden, 1996
Poetry Slam Session, Ex und Pop, Berlin, 1995

Kulturtag Mitte, Berlin, 1995
Feuerleiter, Deutschland Radio, Berlin, 1995
Verein für Kultur, Berlin, 1995
open mike, Literatur Werkstatt, Berlin, 1994

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