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Galerie Wittenbrink
Türkenstrasse 16
80333 Munich, Germany

https://www.galeriewittenbrink.de

ABOUT

Holthoff was born 1977 

2011 - 2013

Studio residence in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, United States

2002 - 2008

Studied visual arts/painting at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Art Academy of Düsseldorf), Germany, under professors Gerhard Merz, Helmut Federle and Herbert Brandl; graduated with a diploma (Academy Diploma) and was appointment master student by Herbert Brandl​

2002 - 2006

Doctorate (Dr. iur) under Prof. R. Alexander Lorz (Chair of European Law, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Hessian Minister of Culture) with the interdisciplinary, anthropological, philosophical, culturally sociological and European Law dissertation "Kulturraum Europa”

1997 - 2002

Studied law at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany; concentration: constitutional law and European Community Law; degree: 1st state examination and diploma

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2024
For No Reason at All (with Evangelos Papadopoulos), Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2022
Deconstructed Landscapes, Galerie Ruimte P60, Assen, The Netherlands
Electric Paradise, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany
Back and Forth II, Holthoff Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

2020

Painting from Nature, Galerie Weick, Dusseldorf, Germany
Burning down the House, Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin, Germany

2017

Excitement, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany
Internal Echoes, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Jan Holthoff, Michael Dekker, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany

2016

Back and Forth, Holthoff Mokross Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Twisted Moment, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Cologne, Germany
Intervention und Verortung (with Bruno Kurz), P13 Galerie, Heidelberg, Germany
Parallel zur Natur, Galerie Weick, Dusseldorf, Germany

2015

Shaping the Indeterminacy, Galerie Schütte, Essen, Germany
Vom Möglichen zum Wirklichen, Raumsechs, Dusseldorf, Germany
Traces, Kunstverein Plauen, Plauen, Germany

2014

Shifting Vacuum, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Flickering, Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne, Germany
Frozen Gestures, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany
Open Forms, Galerie Weick, Dusseldorf, Germany

2013

Wetterhorn Project, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany
Frozen Gestures, fuchs projects, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US
Mental Spaces, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Subjective Matter, Galerie Börgmann, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Douglas Swan Förderpreis, Museum August Macke Haus, Bonn, Germany
Jan Holthoff with Nina Brauhauser – BOS - Bushwick open Studios, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US

2012

The Chemical Landscape, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US

2011

Broken Vistas, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Zwischen Abstraktion und Gegenstand, Kunstverein Aurich, Germany

2010

On a Clear Day, deutsches haus, New York City, US
Stereo, Kulturforum Alte Post (with Kathrin Ahlt), Neuss, Germany
Still it Shines, Galerie Börgmann, Krefeld, Germany
Lost Place, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, US

2009

In Dialogue with Structure, schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
Beyond the Surface, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada
Riding the Snake, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany
Jan Holthoff, city hall, Dusseldorf, Germany

2008

Jan Holthoff, schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
Jan Holthoff, Kunstraum Rauchsalon, Vienna, Austria

2007

Jan Holthoff, cubus kunsthalle, Duisburg, Germany
Jan Holthoff, Galerie Pesch, Duisburg, Germany
Jan Holthoff, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2024
Everyone but Caspar, Kunsthalle Niendorf, Hamburg, Germany

3yy, Red Ger Gallery - Mongolian Arts Council, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Jan Holthoff, Georg Schmidt, Michael Jäger, Merkenicher Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany


2023
Abstract Narratives, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Dusseldorf, Germany
KunstRAI ART Amsterdam, with Galerie Ruimte P60, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Artists, Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich, Germany

Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2022
Comme un léger contretemps...,La Grange Gallery, Cernay-Lès-Reims, France
Different Strokes, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany
POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

The Drawing Box Pop-Up Show, Onkaf Gallery, New Delhi, India
The Drawing Box Pop-Up Show, Diablo Valley College, Library Gallery, Pleasant Hill, US
Gallery Artists, Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2021

TNoA - The Nature of Abstraction, Galerie Ruimte P60, Assen, The Netherlands
TNoA - The Nature of Abstraction, Kunstwerk, Cologne, Germany
Vor Ort 2021, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Symbolism Reloaded, Leo Kuelbs Collection, NYC/Berlin, US/Germany
Gallery Artists, Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich, Germany

2020
Stay Home, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Neue Wilde und andere aus der Sammlung Stefan Neukirchen, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Germany
Outsides, Dirk Lehr Collection/Kuelbs Projects, NYC/Berlin, US/Germany
Me, Myself and I, Dirk Lehr Collection/Kuelbs Projects, NYC/Berlin, US/Germany
Gallery Artists, Galerie Wittenbrink Fünf Höfe, Munich, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s Benefizauktion, Aidshilfe Düsseldorf, Germany

2019

Arbeiten aus der Dirk Lehr Collection, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Jan Holthoff, Sebastian Dannenberg, Georg Schmidt, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany
10+10=20, Galerie Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Greetings from the Edge, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2018

Signs, Creatures and Forms in the conceptual expressive abstraction, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Beyond Nature, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Vintage Youth, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2017

Entre Nous, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Fiction, Class Room, Coventry, UK
Restatement, Kunstverein Brackenheim, Germany
Fiction, Apothecary Gallery Chattanooga, Tennessee, US
Anderland, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany

2016

Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Condensation, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Gallery Artists, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY, US
Abstract Strategies, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
Next Visit, Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne, Germany
Fiction, Grady Gallery, Elgin Community College, Chicago, US
Spring Salon, ethan pettit gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
Restatement, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Cologne, Germany
service compris, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Fiction, Corridor Projects, Dayton, US
#1, Haus der Kunst, Palermo, Italy
Fiction, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
Fiction, Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, UK

2015

Abstract Strategies, Galerie Schütte, Essen, Germany
Green City – Geformte Landschaft – Vernetzte Natur, Museum Ludwiggalerie, Oberhausen, Germany
Abstraktionen 1947 - 2015, Galerie Weick, Dusseldorf, Germany
Stream of Consciousness, Werft 77, Dusseldorf, Germany
Abstract Strategies, Martina Kaiser Cologne
Contemporary Art, Cologne, Germany
Peng, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Abstract Strategies, Poiesis Spec, Berlin, Germany
Abstract Strategies, Mirta Demare ruimte voor actuele kunst,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Interaktiv, Galerie Schütte, Essen, Germany
Voyage Mezzanine, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf, Germany
Paper Works #003, Holthoff Mokross Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sotheby’s charity auction, Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria

2014

One million traces, Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany
The New Dutch Masters, Lisa Norris Gallery, London, UK
Off the Wall, Terrace Studios & Gallery, London, UK
Full House, Studio Rich, St Paul, US
Full House, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY, US
Abstract Strategies, Bespoke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Künstler der Galerie, Martina Kaiser
Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne,Germany
Restatement, Galerie Schütte, Essen, Germany
Alles auf Anfang, Kunsthaus Haven, Oberhausen, Germany
As Above...So Below, Bespoke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2013
Light Space Projects, Junkyard Art Bar, Phayao, Thailand
Now you see it, now you don’t, Terrace Studios & Gallery, London, UK
Continent 2000, Galerie Lethert, Bad Münstereifel, Germany
Light Space Projects – Rituals of Exhibition II, H Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reference to History, Kesselhaus, Essen, Germany
Shape the Scape, Widmer+Theodoridis contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
Shape the Scape, Gilla Lörcher Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
D. 6/6 Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, Italy
Die Polarität – Spielräume der Positionierung zeitgenössischer Malerei, Hansa 9, Neuss, Germany
artMRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, US
Actualities, von fraunberg gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Karte und Gebiet, Malerei und Skulptur der Gegenwart, WIMMERplus, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany

2012

Gästeliste, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Inaugural Show, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US
Continent 2000, Kunst im Hafen e.V., Dusseldorf, Germany
Wackadoodle, Ethan Pettit Contemporary, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US
Intervall 01, Galerie Börgmann, Krefeld, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2011

Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Landschaft als Topos zeitgenössischer Kunst II,
schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
3-day stand, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US
3-day stand, Atelierhaus Walzwerkstrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sommer, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany
5 x 3, NKR Neuer Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany
Raum – Spur – Vorstellung, Kunstverein Ibbenbüren, Germany
land schaffen, Schloss Benrath, Dusseldorf, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010

Landschaft als Topos zeitgenössischer Kunst,
schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
Contemporary Landscapes, Philara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Highlights zur Kulturhauptstadt, kunst-raum schulte-goltz + noelte, Essen, Germany
Crefelder Gesellschaft für Venezianische Malerei, curated by Christian Malycha, Galerie Börgmann, Krefeld, Germany
Das kleine Format, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany

2009

Aktualität und Prozess, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Sie werden Sie beobachten, Galerie Börgmann, Krefeld, Germany
Exposition Collective, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada
Time Machine, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Kunst und Alltag, Kulturbunker, Cologne, Germany
Heartwork, Christie’s charity auction, K 21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2008

high society, schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
Liaison Controverse, Philara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Liaison Controverse, Kulturbunker, Cologne, Germany
das tier, schreier & von metternich fine arts, Dusseldorf, Germany
Entwürfe für ein Museum für Kunsthütten, -häuser, -paläste, -tempel und –raumschiffe, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007

50 Künstler auf einer Linie, Schloss Benrath, Dusseldorf, Germany
Honey, Honey, Venusteich, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany

2004

10 x Düsseldorf – 10 students of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Raum für Film, Kunst und Kommunikation, Cologne, Germany

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Philara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sammlung Dr. Stefan Neukirchen, Bochum, Germany
Sammlung der Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany
Staatliches Museum Buca-Tivat, Montenegro
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, Italy
Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Schütte, Essen, Germany

AWARDS

2013

Douglas Swan Art Award, Museum August Macke Haus, Bonn, Germany (Laudation: Dr. Hans M. Schmidt)

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

MONOGRAPHIES

2024
Kunstverein Bochum: For No Reason at All - Jan Holthoff (with Evangelos Papadopoulos), Bochum, Germany
(Text: Reinhard Buskies)

2022
Galerie Holthoff: Jan Holthoff - Back and Forth II, Hamburg, Germany
(Text: Thomas Holthoff)

2016
Dr. Emmanuel Mir: Jan Holthoff - Die existentielle Dimension des künstlerischen Aktes, in: Kunstforum International Bd. 240 Juni – Juli, page 192 - 201, Cologne, Germany
 

2014

Galerie Wittenbrink: Jan Holthoff - Frozen Gestures, Munich, Germany (Text: William Helfrecht)

2013

fuchs projects: Jan Holthoff - Frozen Gestures, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US (Text: William Helfrecht)

2012

ethan pettit contemporary: Jan Holthoff – The Chemical Landscape, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, US (Text: Ethan Pettit)

2011

Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst: Jan Holthoff – Broken Vistas, Cologne, Germany (Text: Michael Voets)​

2009

Galerie Wittenbrink: Jan Holthoff, Munich, Germany (Text: Dr. Heike Endter)

2008

Schreier & von Metternich fine arts: Jan Holthoff, Dusseldorf, Germany (Text: Dr. Susanne Höper-Kuhn, Oskar Fahr)

GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGS

2022

La Grange Gallery: Comme un léger contretemps..., Cernay-Lès-Reims, France (Text: Ludovic Dervillez)

2021

Jan Holthoff (Kerber Verlag): TNoA - The Nature of Abstraction, Berlin, Germany (Text: Jan Holthoff)
Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum: Vor Ort 2021, Duisburg, Germany (Text: Jörg Mascherrek)

2020

Kunstverein Münsterland: Neue Wilde und andere aus der Sammlung Stefan Neukirchen, Coesfeld, Germany (Text: Dr. Stefan Neukirchen und Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, M.A.)

2016

Museum Kunstpalast: Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany (Text: Michael Kortländer, Beat Wismer)

2015

Ludwiggalerie (Kerber Verlag): Green City – Geformte Landschaft – Vernetzte Natur, Oberhausen/Bielefeld, Germany (Text: Minister Johannes Remmel, Klaus Wehling, Christiane Brox, Nina Dunkmann, Gesine Emmerich, Achim Prossek, Christine Vogt; Kyra Schnurbusch)
Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel: Peng, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (Text: participating artists)

2013

Kit Schulte Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne, Germany; Widmer+Theodoridis Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland; Gilla Lörcher Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Ulrich Mueller, Cologne, Germany: Shape the Scape, Berlin, Germany (Text: participating artists)

2012

Museum Kunstpalast: Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany (Text: Michael Kortländer, Beat Wismer)

2011

Kunstraum Düsseldorf: 5 x 3, Dusseldorf, Germany (Text: Michael Voets)
Museum Kunstpalast: Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany (Text: Michael Kortländer, Oliver Keymis)

2010

Galerie Börgmann: Crefelder Gesellschaft für Venezianische Malerei, Krefeld, Germany (Text: Christian Malycha)

2009

Galerie Börgmann: Sie werden Sie beobachten, Krefeld, Germany
(Text: Matthias Erntges)
Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum: Aktualität und Prozess, Duisburg, Germany (Text: Katharina Barbara Lepper)

LECTURESHIP

2023 – 2024
Guest lecturer at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (HbK) Essen (Essen University of Fine Arts), Germany

2021

Lecture "Rethink Painting – TNoA – The Nature of Abstraction" at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (HbK) Essen (Essen University of Fine Arts), Germany

Host and Moderator for the symposium “TNoA - The Nature of Abstraction” at KunstWerk Cologne, Germany, on the occasion of the art show TNoA – The Nature of Abstraction, an exhibition and book project (with Kerber books) by Jan Holthoff

Lecture „Joseph Beuys verorten und in Europa weiterdenken“ as part of the project „Europe in the City“ at Dusseldorf city hall, Germany; the lecture is also an official contribution of Beuys year 2021 - patron: the prime minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Mr. Armin Laschet

2020
Lecture "Malerei zwischen Selbstreferentialität und inhaltlicher Aufladung" at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (HbK) Essen (Essen University of Fine Arts), Germany

2015

Lecture "Die existentielle Dimension des künstlerischen Aktes" at the Kunsthochschule Mainz (Mainz Art Academy), Germany
 

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