Max Grau





Max Grau
lives and works in Berlin


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

Solo / Duo Exhibitions:
Eva Gentner & Max Grau, Studio 1 der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Berlin (GER)
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)
Future Paintings. Or well, more like “Future Paintings” Galerie La Croix, Los Angeles (USA)
Any question, any answer leads into an ever branching network of possibilities State of the Art, Berlin (GER)
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)
Jan Erbelding Max Grau you whispered: «Werner, there it is bliss» Blockbuster Exhibitions, Berlin (GER)
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:
Futuros Que No Existieron Cineteca Madrid (ESP)
no-longer-being-able-to-be-able (ONLINE)
Videograms Kaunas Artists‘ House (LTU)
Craving for Narrative Deep End x Oddstream, Nijmegen (NL)
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)
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)
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)
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)
IndieLisboa Lissabon (POR)
29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter Stuttgart (GER)
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)
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)
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)
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:
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
Summer Book – Writing Residency, Treignac Projet
Special Mention Ljubljana International Film Festival
Warehouse Digital Residency
Videorama Award, Timishort Film Festival
Special mention German competition, Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
Wand 5 Ehrenpreis, Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Studienstiftung des dt. V.
LBBW Stiftung

Publications / Writing / Text / Print:
poetry just doesn’t do it for me right now in: SICK ZINE 1 (Fish Factory / Cornwall 2019)
Utopia’s Debris www.
Without You I’m Nothing in: Florida Beyond (Lothringer13_florida / Munich 2019)
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)
I ♥ Email
I don’t do big thoughts very well at the moment
Untitled (softness) in Sarah Lehnerer: SOFT. STRANDS. CHICKS. (Hamman von Mier / Kunstverein Göttingen, 2017)
135 things that I think are sorta funny (Berlin, GER)
reclaim your fucked-up-ness… maybe (Perth, AUS)
Ein Gespräch über Off in Jan Erbelding – Off (Hamman von Mier, München 2016)
Den Wald vor lauter Bäumen nicht in: V vs V Querulanten / Hylobaten Higher Education Völklingen 2007-2015 (Saarbrücken/Villingen Schwenningen 2015)
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)