Björn Drenkwitz
Born 1978, in Frankfurt/M, Germany

Education
2010             Meisterschüler, Postgraduate Studies, Kunsthochschule Mainz, DE
2003-2009    Studies of Media Art at Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and Kunsthochschule  
                     Mainz, Prof. Dieter Kiessling and Prof. Mischa Kuball, DE
1999 – 2003 Theatre, Media and Film Theory, Goethe University, Frankfurt/M, DE

Exhibitions (selection)
2019 Paper Selections, Galerie Heike Strelow in Kooperation mit Strelow und Walter Kunst  
         GBR, Frankfurt am Main
         PALATA NR.4, Ausstellungsreihe PALATA, Kunstverein Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim
2018 Intercourse, Kunstverein Bellevue Saal, Wiesbaden (with Dominik Halmer)
         FLUX4ART, Kunstverein Germesheim (C)
         .....m i c r o f i c t i o n, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
         Forms of nature: Pure Nature Art, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot
         Fake Perception, Düsseldorf Photo Weekend / Galerie Shia Bender, Düsseldorf (Solo)
2017 Meaningful Silence, Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt (Solo)
         Life in the Bubble, GRUNDEMARK NILSSON GALLERY – BERLIN
         Secrets of Water, Museum Romeinse Katakomben, Valkenburg, Netherlands
         Generate" Festival, Shedhalle Tübingen
         Videoabend, Kunstverein Galerie Januar e.V., Bochum
         Minimal Gestures, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt
2016 As Time Goes By, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen a.Rh. (C, Solo)
         B3 Biennale - Fokus China, Shanghai, China
         Stadt, Land, Fluss, Gedok, Stuttgart
         Black Painting, Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt
         Changing Horizons, Windartfestival, Northern Hessia
2015 Expanded Senses, B3 Biennale, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/M, D
         From the Intangible to the Tangible“, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, CH
         When the bond ist this theatre, Vychodoslovenská Galéria Kosice, SVK
         Videotheque Art Stream, New York City, USA
         Mainzer Ansichten/Views on Mainz, Kunsthalle Mainz, DE
2014 The bodies we tell, National Gallery for contemporary art Yaoundé, Cameroon, UK
         6th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for contemporary Art, Kairo, EG
         CYNETART Panorama, CYNETART Festivalfor computer supported art, Dresden, DE
         When the bond ist this theatre, Vychodoslovenská Galéria Kosice, SK
         D´Konschtkäst Videoartfestival, Saarlandmuseum Saarbrücken, DE
         5th Cairo Video Festival Selection, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, EG
         Deltabeben, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen a. R., DE
        About Time, basis Frankfurt/Main, DE
2013 Matters of Method, Galeriile Fundatiei Regale, Iasi, RO
         extra - experimental trails, D21, Leipzig, DE
         Videoartfestival D'Konschtkëscht, TUFA, Trier, DE
         Kunstgeschichten im steinernen Haus / Art Slam, Frankfurter Kunstverein,
         Frankfurt/Main, DE
         I could never do like you do, Blinkvideo, DE
         Flimmer, basis Frankfurt/Main, DE
         5th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, EG
2012 Horizontal, Society for Art and Design, Bonn, DE
         Night of voices, Soundtrck Cologne, House of architecture, Cologne, DE
         Southern Acres curated by Markus Lepper, basis Frankfurt/Main, DE
         The Way Forward, The Cutting Room, Nottingham, GB
         Art in Motion, Long Night of the Museums, Frankfurt/Main, DE
2011 Echoraum - Transformations, Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of   
         Germany, DE
         Annual Exhibition juried by Gary Hill, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
         Mobilise, curated by Dirck Möllmann, with Tacita Dean, Friedrich von Borries a.o.      
         Municipal Gallery, Nordhorn, DE
         Artist help Artists, with Hermann Nitsch, Yoko Ono, Tobias Rehberger, a.o. Museum  
         for applied arts, Frankfurt/Main, DE
         Bring your own shadow, Caos Gallery, Venice, IT
         Performing moving pictures“, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/Main, DE
         54. Festival for Young Art, Beijing, CN
         Björn Drenkwitz - ∞, 1822 Forum Frankfurt/Main, DE
         AUP, Kopfbau, Basels, CH
         Emy-Roeder-Preis 2011, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen a.Rh. DE
2010 PLATEAUX – new positions in international performing arts, Künstlerhaus     
         Mousonturm, Frankfurt/Main, DE
         Regionale, with Götz Diergarten, Andreas Lorenschat, a.o. Wilhelm-Hack Museum,  
         Ludwigshafen a. Rh. DE
         Frames from the Edge, Gallery Marion Scharmann, Cologne, DE
         Luminale, Frankfurt/Main, DE
         The slowness of seeing, curated by Daniéle Perrier, Gallery Bassi, Remagen, DE
2009 Full House, Satellit, Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, DE
         Videonale Interventions Videonale 12, Museum of Arts Bonn, DE
2008 Emy-Roeder-Price 2008, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen a.Rh. DE
         Nightwatch, Long Night of the Museums, Mainz, DE
         Open Doors, basis e.V. Frankfurt/Main, DE
2007 strom.1, Toll Harbour, Mainz, DE
2006 Klasse/Atelier, House of Arts, Brno, CZ
         Klasse/Atelier, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen a.Rh. DE
2004 Kunst-Licht, E-Werk / Halls for Art, Freiburg, DE
 
Grants
2019 Member of Deutscher Künstlerbund
2018 Catalogue grant of Stiftung Kunstfonds
2016 Catalogue grant of the Cultural Office Frankfurt, DE
2014 Project grant of the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the county
         Rhineland-Palatinate, DE
2013 Working grant Stiftung Kunstfonds, DE
         Catalogue grant of the Hessian Ministry for Arts and Science, DE
         Catalogue grant of the Cultural Office Frankfurt/Main, DE
2012 Artist in Residence Stipendium, MPRA, Posen, PL
2011 Emy-Roeder Price of the County Rhineland-Palatinate, DE
         Catalogue- and Exhibition Grant, 1822-Foundation, Frankfurt/Main, DE
2009 Graduate stipend, Kunsthochschule Mainz, DE
2006 Project Grant, Cultural Office, City of Frankfurt/Main, DE