about

Thomas Georg Blank’s approach to art is lead by the wish not to be a specialist but a generalist. This is why you can find everything from amuse-gueule to videogames in his work. Despite this wide range of media, there are always some links between parts of his works that are marked by the idea of systems. A system is a set of interaction or interdependent component parts forming a complex whole. These complex wholes are developed over years and often start from narratives the artist has written and expanded upon or combined with existing fragments of myths, texts and biographies. – Lars Maierkorn, gardener and writer

As a founding member of ßpatz he frequently organizes exhibitions, lectures, screenings and other events in Karlsruhe and abroad. As an active member of Darmstädter Sezession he organizes events at Atelier Siegele  and is currently preparing an art festival that will take place in Darmstadt 2019. He actively connects new networks to create new possibilties for art presentations and exchange.

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born in Bensheim (D), 1990
lives and works in Karlsruhe and Darmstadt (D)

education

since 2017 AdBK Karlsruhe with Prof. Markus Vater
2016 ENPEG La Esmeralda Mexico City with Gustavo Artigas
2013-2016 AdBK Karlsruhe with Prof. Silvia Bächli
2010-2013 Cultural and Media Education at Hochschule Merseburg

solo shows

2018 a naked tree in the middle of a parking lot, Frontera Garibaldi, Mexico-City (MEX)
2018 veo mis huesos, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio (USA)
2016 Disco Medusa, Kunstpunkt Darmstadt (D)
2016 Absurde Phänomene des Realen, Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl (D)

group shows (selection)

2018 Das Leben der Dinge, Atelierhaus Darmstadt (D)
2018 Digital Natives, Earlstreet, Darmstadt (D)
2018 Geerbt, gekauft, geraubt?, Historisches Museum Frankfurt (D)
2017 Regionale 18: Silicon is a Grey Crystal, HeK Basel (CH)
2017 Regionale 18. Abattre les murs, Kunst Raum Riehen (CH)
2017 Regionale 18, Projektraum M54, Basel (CH)
2017 Lokale Gruppe, Kunsthalle Darmstadt (D)
2017 GENERATE!°, Shedhalle, Tübingen (D)
2017 Grafik 2017, Kunstverein Pforzheim (D)
2017 Closed Universe Part II, Galerie Martinetz, Köln (D)
2017 Westsüd, Galerie Knecht und Burster, Karlsruhe (D)
2016 Spuren der Beraubung, Bürgerschaft Bremen (D)
2016 Auf der Suche nach Orgon, ßpace, Karlsruhe (D)
2016 JKON, Schützi Olten (CH)
2015 Aufbruch, Jahresausstellung der Darmstädter Sezession (D)
2015 Zur Phänomenologie der Natur und Naturbegegnung, Samothraki (G)
2012 Close Up! Junge Fotojournalisten auf der 62. Berlinale, C/O Berlin (D)

screenings, festivals, performances, lectures (selection)

2017 Genius Loci, Oberwelt, Stuttgart (D)
2017 Jüdische Kulturwochen, Quitoya, Frankfurt (D)
2017 #hallofotografie, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen (D)
2017 Derrepente Enderredor, Espectro Electromagnétic, Mexico-City (MEX)
2016 Körper im Raum, ßpace, Karlsruhe (D)
2016 Ausgeschlachtet, Alter Schlachthof, Karlsruhe (D)
2016 Festival der Utopie, Alte Zeilfelder Pumpenfabrik, Helmstedt (D)
2015 MACH, Hühnermanhatten, Halle/Saale (D)

grants and scholarships (selection)

2018 DAAD scholarship to work as a visiting grad at University of California in San Diego
2016 Internship Studies Grant from Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg
2015 Heinrich-Hertz-Scholarship
2015 award for young artists from Darmstädter Sezession
2012 scholarship from the city of Merseburg as part of Deutschlandstipendium