Max Grau


 

CV

 

 

Max Grau
*1988
lives and works in Berlin

 

School:
2015 Art Center College Pasadena, Los Angeles
2014 – 2016 Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin
2010 – 2014 Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken

 
Solo / Duo Exhibitions:
 
  2019
Eva Gentner & Max Grau, Studio 1 der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Berlin (GER)
  2018
Love & Work [floating] Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (SVN)
[workingtitle][sudo keylogger /Users/machs/Büro/Ausstellungen/2018/2018_Panke/log.txt] Panke Gallery, Berlin (GER)
You See I’ve Always Wanted Things To Be Beautiful Ruine München, Munich (GER)
  2017
Future Paintings. Or well, more like “Future Paintings” Galerie La Croix, Los Angeles (USA)
  2016
Any question, any answer leads into an ever branching network of possibilities State of the Art, Berlin (GER)
  2015
SCIENCE FICTION // DOUBLE FEATURE: Jan Erbelding Max Grau ›13 Songs Forever Eternity‹ & ›AWAY TEAM‹ Vv/\/\//\\/\/\/\/\/\, München (GER)
Away Team Prince of Wales, München (GER)
«[…] craving for narrative» lässt sich einfach nicht gut übersetzen Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken (GER)
  2014
Jan Erbelding Max Grau you whispered: «Werner, there it is bliss» Blockbuster Exhibitions, Berlin (GER)
  2013
Jan Erbelding und Max Grau hatten mal eine Band zusammen. Die hieß Dziura. Was auf Polnisch vielleicht Luftloch bedeutet. Projektraum LOTTE – Land Of The Temporary Eternity, Stuttgart (GER)
 

Group Exhibitions / Screenings / Performances:
 
  2020
Craving for Narrative Deep End x Oddstream, Nijmegen (NL)
  2019
Trauma Team presents: Ruine München Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg (GER)
Leuven International Short Film Festival (BEL)
Instabil Festival Schwankhalle, Bremen (GER)
Demolished Beauty Spouse Vienna, Mallorca (ESP)
For the Time Being The Photographer’s Gallery, London (UK)
Timelines. They're Multiplying CCA Estonia, Tallinn (EST)
Video in Site LACE, Los Angeles (USA)
On Danse? MUCEM, Marseille (F)
  2018
Out of Character: Self-Imaging through Narrative USC Roski Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
WATCH OUT! KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (GER)
Repeat Stadtgalerie Bern (CH)
Slow, steady, slippery La Grotta della Chiocciola, Perth (AUS)
Rock Forever 21 But Just Turned 30 (Performance) Flodrida_13, Munich (GER)
  2017
Ljubljana International Film Festival Ljubljana (SVN)
3. Berliner Herbstsalon (with *foundationClass) Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin (GER)
Never Ending Stories Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (GER)
Shades of Today Centrum, Berlin (GER)
ARTVILNIUS’17 Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo, Vilnius (LTU)
Videorama Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V., Halle (GER)
State of the art Galerie Lily Robert, Paris (F)
Flatpack Film Festival Birmingham (UK)
International Experimental Film Festival Bucharest (ROU)
Videonale.16 Kunstmuseum Bonn (GER)
  2016
I do care but I don´t understand Bund Bildender Künstler Leipzig e.V. (GER)
Kurzfilmfestival Köln (GER)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival Uppsala (SWE)
*foundationClass WEST Den Haag (NL)
Grease (with Johan Lurf and Antoni Pinent) OFFoff Ghent (BEL)
Timishort Film Festival Timisoara (ROU)
IndieCork Film Festival Cork (IRL)
shnit International Shortfilmfestival Basel (CH)
Montpi, Kreuzbauergasse Oida Wien (AUT)
Nye rum Galleri LB Copenhagen (DNK)
WNDX Festival of Moving Image Winnipeg (CAN)
Throwing Balls In The Air Franzenfeste/Fortezza, Bozen (ITA)
32. Internationales Kurz Film Festival Hamburg (GER)
Film Stripping Centrum, Berlin (GER)
Crazy if true Pet Projects, Perth (AUS)
A Field Guide to Getting Lost Digital Art Centre of Taipei (TWN)
Looping Theater Rampe, Stuttgart (GER)
Short Waves Festival Poznań (PL)
Vdrome#90 http://www.vdrome.org/
IndieLisboa Lissabon (POR)
29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter Stuttgart (GER)
  2015
Have you awoken and found yourself dressed in someone else’s clothing without a prosaic explanation? – A lecture about an unfinished movie, UFO’s, the desert and how I realized that I might have a weird practice Art Center Pasadena, Los Angeles (USA)
América Tropical Interpretive Center Munich Münchner Kammerspiele – Bar (GER)
From the Intangible to the Tangible Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich (CH)
19. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Winterthur (CH)
6 Stunden Musik für Adorno und ein Freibad Freibad Amorbach (GER)
II. Weißensee Triennale Karl-Marx-Allee 31, 10178 Berlin-Mitte (GER)
K Studio 2046, Berlin (GER)
Videonale15.Parcours Kunstverein Bonn (GER)
  2014
Are you sincere – Elvis Presley, Authentizität und Sincerity Van Gurp Institute, Berlin (GER)
Kunstblick Ärztehaus Saarbrücken (GER)
Rotrotrot Schau Fenster, Berlin (GER)
True Lab Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin (GER)
  2013
Wunder der Prärie Zeitraumexit, Mannheim (GER)
Getting rid of the old records pt. I Mainzerstr. 185, Saarbrücken
Avant une nuit Les Coullises, Forbach (F)
Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (GER)
  2012
Internationales Forum Psychomotorik, Performance und Interaktion (IFPPI) Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (GER)
Restkunst Neues Kunstforum, Köln (GER)
Drive by Ölhalle am Hafen, Offenbach (GER)
Balmorale Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems (GER)
 

Scholarships / Awards / Residencies:
 2019
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
 2018
Summer Book – Writing Residency, Treignac Projet
 2017
Special Mention Ljubljana International Film Festival
Warehouse Digital Residency
 2016
Videorama Award, Timishort Film Festival
Special mention German competition, Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
Wand 5 Ehrenpreis, Stuttgarter Filmwinter
 2013
Studienstiftung des dt. V.
LBBW Stiftung
 

Publications / Writing / Text / Print:
 2019
poetry just doesn’t do it for me right now in: SICK ZINE 1 (Fish Factory / Cornwall 2019)
Utopia’s Debris www.http://forthetimebeing.co.uk
Without You I’m Nothing in: Florida Beyond (Lothringer13_florida / Munich 2019)
 2018
Insistere in Frédéric Ehlers: MS DISSOZIAL(ismellpainter / MNK Freiburg, 2018)
A HuM Book about «[…] craving for narrative» (HuM Collective 2018)
You See I’ve Always Wanted Things To Be Beautiful (Ruine München / Hamman von Mier 2018)
 2017
I ♥ Email http://warehouse.industries
I don’t do big thoughts very well at the moment http://warehouse.industries
Untitled (softness) in Sarah Lehnerer: SOFT. STRANDS. CHICKS. (Hamman von Mier / Kunstverein Göttingen, 2017)
 2016
135 things that I think are sorta funny http://www.mirthmagazine.com/ (Berlin, GER)
reclaim your fucked-up-ness… maybe http://www.statuseffect.org/ (Perth, AUS)
Ein Gespräch über Off in Jan Erbelding – Off (Hamman von Mier, München 2016)
 2015
Den Wald vor lauter Bäumen nicht in: V vs V Querulanten / Hylobaten Higher Education Völklingen 2007-2015 (Saarbrücken/Villingen Schwenningen 2015)
 2014
Hüsker Dü – Green Eyes Lasso Magazin N°6 (Basel 2014)
Hot Spots und Cold Spots Katalog «Picknick» (Luxemburg 2014)
Last night I received an Email… The Title Session (Amsterdam 2014)