KiöR artist archive

Marc Schmitz

Installation / Objektkunst, Skulptur, Konzeptkunst, Malerei, Lichtinstallation

* 1963
Groups: Kunstforum Berlin/ Land Art Mongolia



Marc Schmitz is a conceptual multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin and Ulaanbaatar. He explores the foundations of the different media that he is in use with, by challenging their limits. His works convey sensuality and thought, inviting the viewer to enter into a mutually constructive dialogue, while addressing the limitless space with all of the viewer’s basic senses.

Marc Schmitz participated in international Biennials such as Busan Biennale 2004, Beijing Biennial 2005, Venice Biennale 2017, T-Rio Bienal, Brasil 2018, Marrakesh Biennale 2016 and Bangkok Art Biennial 2019 beside others. His works have been exhibited internationally in Museums in Pingnan in Fujian China (solo 2018), or Zendai MoMA 2009, Shanghai and at the Concert Hall in Perth Western Australia (solo 2012) are represented in private and public collections and have been remarked with several international awards. (Award of Cairo Biennale, Busan Biennale, world Expo 2000 etc). He was residence artist in Korea, at Peace Art Hotel in Shanghai or the Goethe Institute Hong Kong, and Nakanojo, Japan.
Marc Schmitz is founder and Director of Land Art Mongolia LAM360°. He serves as network partner of the Prince Claus Fund, is member of IBA (International Biennial Association) and CIMAM.


2018 Bangkok Art Biennale, BACC Bangkok, Thailand
Tavan Tolgoi, Greengrassi Gallery & Corvi-Mora, London, UK
Responding 1, NICA, Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo, Japan
天幕坠落 - The genesis of an image, Ding Shun Arts Museum, Fujian, China (solo)
Arosita Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, (solo)
2017 Double Edge, Folkestone Triennial, UK
KINOSHO KIKAKU contemporary, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Jeju Biennale, Jeju Museum of Art, South Korea
Out of Khentii, Khentii Art Gallery, Chingges City, Mongolia
GNAP, Port Izmir Triennial
2016 Marrakech Biennale 6, Morocco
和谐 国际当代艺术展/天津 Tianjin Art Museum, China
4th Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Ulaanbaatar | Dariganga, Mongolia
3rd International Biennial of Muralism and Public Art, Cali, Colombia
2015 TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China (solo)
56th Venice Biennial, Palazzo Zorzi, Venice, Italy
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
TRIO Bienal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Nakanojo Biennale, Japan
Ghetto Biennial, Port au Prince, Haiti
2014 Goethe Institute, Hong Kong, China (solo)
Faces & Traces, Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
3rd Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2013 Moproo Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
55th Venice Biennial, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico , Venice, Italy
UBE Biennale, Tokinawa Museum, Ube, Japan
2012 Creative Cities, Olympic Fine Arts, The Barbican Center, London, England
Turgut Pura Art Prize, Sculpture & Paintings Museum, Izmir, Turkey
Galerie am Damm, Dresden, Germany (solo)
2nd Land Art Mongolia, National Mongolian Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Art & Politics, Museo de Arquitectura Leopold Rother, Bogotá, Columbia (solo)
Art Ignites Life - Hongqiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Zhuqizhan Art Museum, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2011 Eden, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Condensation, Museo Borgo di Clauiano, Trivignano, Italy
2010 Concert Hall Perth, Berlin Dayz, Australia (solo)
Land Art Mongolia Biennial, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Art Center Koldo, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Neue Räume, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
Indian Blend, Gallery Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Germany
2009 Richard Levy Gallery, Land/Art New Mexico, USA
National Academy of Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan (solo)
The Mobile Spaces - Border, Concentart Berlin, Germany
Geumgang Biennale, Museum of Gongju, South Korea
Galerie Ulf Wetzka, Berlin, Germany
2008 Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China
Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga 2008, Latvia
200710th International Cairo Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt
Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2006 Galerie Kai Hilgemann Berlin, Germany (solo)
Transitory Operations, UMA Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2005 2nd International Beijing Biennial, Beijing China
Ulaanbaatar Project, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2004 Busan Biennial 2004, Busan, South Korea
File 2004 Galerie de Arte do Sesi, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Kunstoffice Berlin, Germany (solo)
2003 FILE-2003 Paco das Artes/ British Council , Sao Paulo, Brasil
2002 Art on the Net, Michida City Museum Tokyo Japan
Notodo Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
Zebra Poetryfilm Award, literaturWERKstatt Berlin, Germany
Fluxus, Belo Horizonte Brasil
2000 Beijing-Berlin, Jintai Exhibition Hall, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Art for Expo (first prize award), German House UN - Plaza New York, USA
Goethe Institute, Singapore, German Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Latvia
1999 Festival junger experimenteller Kunst, ehem. Postfuhramt Berlin, Germany
Marc Schmitz paintings, Creation Gallery, Beijing China (solo)
1998 Painting after Nicéphore Niépce, Gallery Dorow, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1997 Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, USA
1996 Exploseum, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
TWA 800 Kunsthalle Stuttgart, Germany
The forth generation Hackesche Höfe Berlin, Germany
Schmidl & Haas Gallery Frankfurt, Germany
X. Freiburger Film & Video Forum, Germany
1994 La Idea Galleria (Aktion) Wewerka Gallery Berlin, Germany
AEOLUS II Videoinstallation, Jade Park Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Highquell Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)

1963 in Hamburg, Germany
Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich | FU Berlin
Multimedia at Art Academy Munich (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch)

Public Art Award IAPA Hong Kong 2015 (finalist)
Prize of Turgut Pura Foundation, Turkey 2012
Prize of the Jury for realized work, 10th Cairo Int. Biennale, Egypt 2006
Special Selection - Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, Korea 2004
1. Prize ART FOR EXPO 2000, World EXPO Hannover, Germany 2000
(international Goethe Institute Award)
VII China Art Exposition International, Beijing, China 1998
Goethe Institute, Hong Kong 2014
Office of the Federal President of Germany 2013
Open Society Foundation 2012
Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2012
Goethe Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2010
Art Council Korea 2009
Scholarship – Agnes Straub/ Käthe Dorsch Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2006
Scholarship EHS - Konrad-Adenauer- Foundation, Berlin, Germany 2002
Internationaler Kulturaustausch Berlin, Germany 2003/05/10
National Art Gallery Beijing
Swatch Collection Shanghai
Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia
Amman / Dunke Frankfurt Zürich
Klier & Ott Berlin
NORD/LB Hannover
W.S.I. N.Y.

Marc Schmitz is initiator and executive Director of the Biennial in Mongolia (LAM360°), est. 2010 Land Art Mongolia
Member of: IBA (International Biennial Association) CIMAM, Network Partner of the Prince Claus Fund, Director Kunstforum Berlin (KFB), Advisor Pingnan Art in Nature, Fujian, China

Tawan Tolgoi, Steinberg Press London (2018) ISBN 978-3-95679-429-2
Folkestone Triennial 2017, Engl. (2017) ISBN 978-1-78808-871-8
Jeju Biennale 2017, Tourism Kor. Engl. (2017) ISBN 979-11-953887-1-4
ART WORKS, Nakanojo Biennale, Jap/ Eng, Nakanojo Jp. (2016)
Eclipse, TEDA contemporary art museum, Tianjin, CHIN/Engl. (2015)
The paintings, Moproo London Shanghai, Engl. (2014) ISBN 978 0 9573593 14
L'Officiel Art, Paris Winter / World Sculpture News, Hong Kong Autumn (2014)
FACES & TRACES, The swatch Art peace Hotel, Engl Shanghai PRC (2014)
Yishu Magazine May/June/ (2013)
Shifting Gravity, World Biennial Forum, Ute Meta Bauer, Hatje Canz (2013)
ISBN 978-3-7757-3693-0
Land Art Mongolia 360°, 2nd land Art Biennial, Engl. /Mng. (2012)
A Non Linear Perspective, Engl. Perth, WA (2010)
Land Art Mongolia 360°, 1st land Art Biennial, Engl. /Mng. (2010)
Land Art New Mexico, Radius Books, Engl.(2010) ISBN 978-1-934435-17-5
Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Engl. /Kor.(2009) ISBN 978-89-93531-11-4
Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008, Latvian/ Engl. (2008)
Intrude Art & Life, Zendai MOMA Shanghai, Engl. /Chin. (2008)
In Transition Cyprus (Engl.) 2007 ISBN: 978-9963-8932-1-8
Yatoo Biennale, National Museum Gongju, South Korea (Kor. /Engl.2007)
10th Cairo Int. Biennale, Arab. /Engl. (2006)
Land Art Mongolia 2006, Mng. /Engl. (2006)
2nd Beijing int. Art Biennale, Chin. /Engl. (2005) ISBN 7-102-03459-8
Busan Biennale, Kor. /Engl. (2004)
File 2004, Engl. /Port. Sao Paulo (2004) ISBN 85-89730-02-6
File 2003, Engl. /Port. Sao Paulo (2003)
Expomat, Zürich Ger. (2002) ISBN 3-905509-41-5
Ortsbestimmung, Ger. Berlin (2001)
signs eficiency & wonders, Engl. /Ger./Chin. Beijing (2000)
ART FOR EXPO, World Expo 2000, Hanover Engl. /Ger. (2000)
Ab die Post, Festival experimenteller Kunst, Engl. /Ger. Berlin (1999)
X China Art Exhibition Chin. /Engl. (1998)
Kunsthalle Stuttgart, ongoing business, Ger. Stuttgart (1996)