Biography

1953 Born in Bensberg, Cologne, Germany (Austrian Nationality)
1973 - 77 Academy of Art & Design, Cologne, Studies of metal sculpture and performance
1975 - 79 Artist Group Jet Ferro, Cologne
1976 Participation in Zirkus Roncalli
1980 - 90 Performance theatre Bumper to Bumper, Zurich, Switzerland, Playwright and actor
1990 - 92 Studio in Zurich, Switzerland
1992 - 94 Studio in New York, NY, USA
1995 - 2005 Studio in Cologne
2003 Scholarship, Artist in Residence Worpswede, Germany
Since 2006 Studio in Inning, Ammersee, Southern Germany

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2016 Gravity, Maddox Arts, London, GB
2015 Common Lines, Knopp Ferro. Sculptures / Clare Goodwin. Paintings, Silvan Fässler Fine Art, Zug, Switzerland
  Weight for showing, Maddox Arts, London, GB
  Playing with gravity, iGallery, Palma di Mallorca, Spain
2014 Suspension / enclosure (RED), Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, USA
2013 Gallery Catherine Putman, Paris, France
2010 Interrupted Silence, Maddox Arts Gallery, London, Great Britain
2009 Dan Galería, São Paulo, Brasil
 

Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
  Galerie Axel Holm, Ulm, Germany
2008 Raum Zeichen, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
2007 Galerie Bergner + Job, Mainz, Germany
  Linienschiff Kap 22:18 in dialogue with Erwin Heerich, Christus Church, Mainz, Germany
2006 Skulpturen Partitur, Opera Festival, Gut Immling, Germany
  Skulptur & Zeichnung, Kunstverein Rügen, Germany
2005 Drawing beyond gravity, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
  Linienschiffe, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
  Galerie Ueker & Ueker, Basel, Switzerland
2004 Augenraub (with Krimhild Becker and Jo Schultheis), Zeitkunstgalerie, Kitzbühel, Austria
  Mikado, Kunstraum 21, Cologne, Germany
2003 Magnet Requisiten, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
  Linienschiffe, sculpture installation, Antoniter Church, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
2002 Tag und Nacht Gleiche, installation, Kunstraum 21, Cologne, Germany
2001 Service Culturel & Edition, Galerie Maly, Cologne, Germany
2000 Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
1998 Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
  Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany (with Max Scholz) (cat.)
  Zeitkunstgalerie, Kitzbühel, Austria (with Martin Eiter)
1996 Zeitkunstgalerie, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
1994 Zeitkunstgalerie, Cologne, Germany
1992 Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland (cat.)
1978 Jet Ferro, Galerie Camomille, Brussels, Belgium
1977 Jet Ferro, Galerie Ingo Kümmel, Cologne, Germany
  Jet Ferro, Galerie Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Germany
2013 Gallery Catherine Putman, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions, Installations (Selection)

2016 Composition
KNOPP FERRO / IMI KNOEBEL / BERNARD MONINOT / CARMEN PERRIN / GEORGES ROUSSE
Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, Frankreich
2015 BEYOND GRAVITY, Gallery Corona Unger, Bremen, Germany
  Exhibition with Drago J. Prelog, Zeitkunstgalerie, Kitzbühel, Austria
  MOMENTUM: Arte cinético, óptico y geométrico, Pablo Goebel Fine Arts / Mexico City
  COMMON LINES, Gallery Silvan Fässler Fine Art, Zug, Switzerland
2014 Maarten Brinkman | Frans Mossou | Knopp Ferro, Galerie Franzis Engels, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Not So Original, Maddox Arts Gallery, London, Great Britain
  Gallery Mark Peet Visser, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  Drago Prelog | Knopp Ferro | Lorenz Estermann - Zeitkunstgalerie Kitzbühel, Austria
2010 European Sculpture: Difference and Diversity, Nave Gallery, Turin, Italy
  Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
2008 Diagonal, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
  orientated to paper, Galerie Bergner + Job, Mainz, Germany
  Papier Raum, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
2007 Etéreo, Ferro, Mompó, Zóbel, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
  Galerie Ueker & Ueker, Basel, Switzerland
  Pablo Goebel Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
2005 When Humour Becomes Painful, Migrosmuseum for Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland
  KölnKunst, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Germany
  Thai-German, Galerie Haferkamp, Cologne, Germany
  Skulpturen Garten, Sürth, Germany
2004 Survival Aesthetics, Good Gut Friedrichstein, Sankt Augustin, Germany
  Time Is On My Side, Kunstverein, Rügen, Germany (cat.)
2003 Eiformer tun ..., Artist in Residence, Worpswede, Germany
2002 Emit time, Ein palindromisches Festival, Bern, Switzerland
  Bits´n Pieces, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
2001 Slow motion, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
2000 Kleinformate, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany (cat.)
1999 Torso mit Hand und Fuß, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
  Kunst in der Landschaft V, Galerie Gut Gasteil, Prigglitz, Austria (cat.)
  Kreuz & Humor 2000, Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
1998 Tollhaus, video installation, Stadtmuseum, Cologne, Germany
  Kölnkunst 5, Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
1997 Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
  Social Installation, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1996 Sculpture, Installation 1996, Biennale de Vernier, Geneva , Switzerland (cat.)
1995 Kölnkunst 4, Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
1994 Black Box SO4, Performance Lecture, Embassy of Switzerland und The Washington, USA
  Sculpture Group, Washington DC, USA
1993 Body and Honey-Change a System, Installation/Performance Gallery Humphrey, New York, USA
  Galerie W, Wangen a.d. Aare, Switzerland
1992 Kanossa IV, ART 23, Basel, Switzerland
  Books, books, books, Humphrey Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1991 Kanossa II – Der Fluchturm, Installation/Performance, Helmhaus Zurich, Switzerland
  Kanossa I, City Transit, Zurich, Switzerland
1982 Expedition Bekoffert, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
1978 K45, Vienna, Austria, Jet Ferro (cat.)
  Starillusionsmaschine Jet Ferro, live in Bio’s Bahnhof, ARD Television, Germany
  Persönlichkeit werden - höchstes Glück auf Erden, Hamburg, Germany, curated by Bazon Brock, (cat.)
1977 Kunstmodenschau Jet Ferro, Performance/Installation,
Guests: Charly Banana, Rolf Hinterecker, Theo Lambertin, Galerie Ingo Kümmel, Cologne, Germany
  Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
  ART 8, Basel, Switzerland
  Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Germany
  Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
  Stollwerckfabrik, Cologne, Germany
  K45, Vienna, Austria, Jet Ferro, (cat.)
1976 Kunstverlosung Jet Ferro, Kunstmarkt, Göttingen, Germany
1975 Farbe und Material, BBK Forum, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
1974 Neumarkt der Künste, Cologne, Germany

Performances (Selection)

2003 The Razor’s Edge #4, with Mike Jansen, Exibition Terry Fox, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2000 The Razor’s Edge #3, with Frank Köllges, Performance art in NRW, Zeche Karl, Essen, Germany
  The Razor’s Edge #2, with Frank Köllges, Zeitkunstgalerie, Kitzbühel, Austria
1999 Transit, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
1998 The Razor’s Edge, with Frank Köllges, Galerie Jöllenbeck Michael Nickel, Cologne, Germany
1997 1. International Performance Conference, Concrete House, Chulalongkorn University,
  ASA European, Ultimate Akademie, Goethe Institut, Bangkok, Thailand
1996 Die is cast, Guest: Jo Schultheis, Stadtmuseum, Cologne, Germany
1995 Performance a`la carte with Ben Patterson, Ultimate Akademie, Cologne, Germany
1994 100 Performances à 1 Min., Ultimate Akademie, Cologne, Germany
  Krisenstab I, curated by Bill Arning, Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY, USA
  Black Box NW3, Performance-Festival STOP.P.T and GO, Bern, Switzerland
1992 Kanossa III, Der Fluchtturm, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland

International Art Fairs

Art Basel, Switzerland
Art Basel Miami Beach, FL, USA
TEFAF Maastricht, Netherlands
Arco, Madrid, Spain
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Pinta, New York, NY, USA
Art Paris Art Fair, Paris, France
SP Arte Sao Paulo, Brazil
Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kunst Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Artgenève, Geneve, Switzerland

Public Collections

Artothek, Cologne, Germany
Collection Ute und Michael Berger, Wiesbaden, Germany
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Miami, FL, USA
Landesmuseum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, Austria
MACBA Museum Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Republic of Austria, Vienna, Austria
City of Cologne, Germany
Stadtsparkasse, Cologne, Germany
Landesmuseum, Mainz, Germany