Michael Biberstein

Biografia

Nato a Solothurn, Svizzera, nel 1948.
Nel 1964 si trasferisce negli Stati Uniti. Al Swarthmore College di Philadelphia incontra David Sylvester sotto la cui guida studia Storia dell’Arte.
Dopo aver vissuto tra gli Stati Uniti e la Svizzera, nel 1979 si trasferisce in Portogallo, dove trascorrerà la maggior parte dei suoi anni, sino alla morte improvvisa, sopraggiunta nel 2013.
Pittore autodidatta, dagli anni ’70 le sue opere vengono esposte in tutto il mondo e sono presenti nelle collezioni di arte contemporanea di musei e fondazioni, tra i quali: il Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía di Madrid, il Whitney Museum of American Art di New York, il Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art di Lisbona, la Serralves Foundation di Oporto, il Museu Colecção Berardo di Lisbona.

Mostre personali:

2016
A Sky for Santa Isabel, Santa Isabel Church, Lisbon
Michael Biberstein, Galerie Rosenberg, Zürich
Paysage en apothéose, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris

2015
Michael Biberstein, Giorgio Persano, Torino
A Luz de Lisboa, Torreão Poente do Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon
Quinte Essence, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris
Nocturnal images, Aargauer Kunstverein, Aargau

2014
A Sky For Michael Biberstein, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris

2013
Galerie Rosenberg, Zürich

2012
Galeria Cristina Guerra, Lisbon

2011
Clusters and Targets, Galerie Tanit, Munich
Flatland Redux, Guimarães
Aqui e Alem, with Rui Sanches; Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon

2010
From Blue to Red and Back Again, St. Josef, Solothurn
project for the ceiling of Santa Isabel – maquette; Appleton Square, Lisbon

2009
Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris
Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto
works on paper, Appleton Square, Lisbon

2008
Cristina Guerra, Lisbon
Kunsthaus Skt. Josef, Solothurn

2007
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto
Galerie Tanit, Munich

2006
Galerie Cristina Guerra, Lisbon
Galeria Miguel Marcos, Barcelona
Galerie Staffelbach, Aarau
CAM, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

2005
Galerie Tanit, Munich
Kunsthaus St. Josef, Solothurn

2004
Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich
Galeria Cristina Guerra, Lisbon

2003
Compressores y Aceleradores, Museo Extremeño de Arte Contemoranea, Bada-joz
Galerie Staffelbach, Lenzburg

2002
works on paper, Gersag Gallery, Emmen
Kunsthalle Helmhaus, Zurich
Kunsthaus St.Josef, Solothurn

2001
…towards silence, Center for Contemporary Art Rudolfinum, Prague
The Compulsive Image, Kunsthalle Tallinn
Kunsthalle, Brno
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Staffelbach Gallery, Lenzburg (with Hugo Suter)

1999
Tanit Gallery, Munich
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague
Cesar Gallery, Lisbon

1998
Luís Serpa Gallery, Lisbon
Drawings and Prints, Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Kunsthalle, Brno

1997
Continua Gallery, San Gimignano (with Juan Muñoz)
Horizons (wall-drawings) Cultura Centre, Paraty (Brazil)
Gefärbte Wasser und Horizonte, Institute for Modern Art, Nürnberg
Svestka Gallery, Prague
Two Indians Show, Gallery Staffelbach, Lenzburg (with Christoph Gossweiler)
Mainly Monochromes, Vogel + Gloor Gallery, Aarau
Haldemann Gallery, Bernee

1996
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Assirio & Alvim Gallery, Lisbon
Roberto Medici Gallery, Solothurn
Marianne Grob Gallery, Berlin

1995
Ganzfelder (All-over fields), Kunstverein Heilbronn
Stirnwände (Headwalls), Kunstverein Freiburg
Der Erste Farbsatz und die Sieben Grossformate (The First Color Set and the Serven Large Formats, Kunsthalle Winterthur
Paint it Black (with Fernando Calhau), Museum of Contemporary Art, Funchal
Drawings (mit Fernando Calhau) Porta 33, Funchal
Sander + Ebert Gallery, Darmstadt
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
A Dificil Travessia dos Alpes, Center for Contemporary Art,
Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Aspects of Landscape(with Ian McKiever), Al Bustan, Beirut

1994
Tanit Gallery, Munich
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Gisele Linder Gallery, Basel
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto
Tanit Gallery, Cologne
Medici Gallery, Solothurn

1993
Lüpke Gallery, Frankfurt
Art Center Klingentalgraben, Basel
Comicos-Serpa Gallery, Lisbon

1992
Montenay Gallery, Paris
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Vom Sitzen und vom Fliegen – eine Landschaftsübersicht ( About Sitting and Flying – an Overview of Landscape, Museum of Art Solothurn, Solothurn
Das Grosse Anziehende und die Unendliche Weite (The Great Attractor and the Big Wide), Kunstverein Salzburg
Tanit Gallery, Munich

1991
Marga Paz Gallery, Madrid
On Vernet, Landscape, the Sublime and the Beautiful, and what Relevance they might still have to Contemporary Art, National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon
Lüpke Gallery, Frankfurt
Comicos-Serpa Gallery, Lisbon
Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

1990
Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
Gallery Tanit, Munich

1989
Die Apotheose des Menschlichen Geistes im Sehen der Landschaft, Kunstverein for the Rhinelands und Westfalia, Düsseldorf

1988
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
Comicos Gallery, Lisbon

1987
Marga Paz Gallery, Madrid
Algumas Imagens de Sintra Moirisca, National Palace, Sintra (photographs)

1986
Lydia Megert Gallery, Berne

1983
Peter Noser Gallery, Zurich
Lydia Megert Gallery, Berne

1982
Wittenbrink Gallery, Regensburg

1981
Arta, Lisbon
Centro de Artes Plasticas, Coimbra, Portugal

1980
Erika + Otto Friedrich Gallery, Berne

1979
Kunstraum Annette Baak, Cologne
Modulo Gallery, Porto
Modulo Gallery, Lisbon

1978
Lydia Megert Gallery, Berne
Erika + Otto Friedrich Gallery, Berne

1974
Medici Gallery, Solothurn