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TOBIAS STERNBERG

WORKS  II  BIOGRAPHY  II  REVIEWS


The Wanderer, imbroidered jean fabric, 2010 

Bad Box, 2006/2012 

Spirit Chair, 2010 

Chop Cut and Slice, 2016 

Chop Cut and Slice, 2016

Lost World Axe, 2012 

Geodesic Hive, 2015 

Spiny Core, 2012 

Unplanned Obsolescence, 2012 

Unplanned Obsolescence, 2012

Quantum Prayer, 2014

Lady of the Void, 2014

Lady of the Void, 2014


COLLAGE-SERIAL

Collages, gallery view 2013

Blooming Telescopes, Collage 

Posture Confidence, Collage 

Americans, Collage 

Size of Unicorn, Collage 

Too godamn close, Collage 

Mystery, Collage 

Time is running out, light bulbs, sand, acrylic glass, 2015 

Seven sins for the living, Installation, 2006 

Shallowness (Seven sins for the living), Installation, 2006 

Shame (Seven sins for the living), Installation, 2006

Playing War, clay soldiers, furniture, Kunsthalle Stavanger, Norway 2014 

Tank, aluminium, 2010 

Fear your neighbours, spear, wood, Samurai handling instructions, 2011 

Papi’s Pistole, (series of different toy guns) wood, tin, black glass frame, 2012/2014 

Papi’s Pistole, (series of different toy guns) wood, tin, black glass frame, 2012/2014 

Papi’s Pistole, (series of different toy guns) wood, tin, black glass frame, 2012/2014 

Papi’s Pistole, (series of different toy guns) wood, tin, black glass frame, 2012/2014 



Tobias Sternberg is a multidisciplinary sculptor, extending his practice to installation, video, collage and performance. To all these mediums he brings the sculptor's understanding of skillful craft and material presence. His work is infused with a dark humor and a flair for story-telling, and often in a playful way challenges the rules of the art world itself. His video works have been shown at Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn. Tobias Sternberg was born in Stockholm, studied at Goldsmith's College in London, and now lives and works in Berlin. He is a co-founder of artists' run space HilbertRaum.org. 


BIOGRAPHY 

Tobias Sternberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden / Lives in Berlin.

EDUCATION

2002-2005 First Class with Honors BA degree in Fine Arts and Contemporary Critical Studies at Goldsmiths College, London 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016

The Temporary Artrepair Workshop with Goethe Institut, Weimar, Germany

2015 

The Temporary Artrepair Workshop in the course of “Visiting Artist”-stage, American University, in Washington, USA (October) Curated by Tobias Sternberg, Hilbertraum, Berlin, Germany (September)
Revelations, krupic kersting || kuk, Cologne, Germany (June-August)
Poppositions, Brussels, Belgium (April)

2014

Tactile Narratives, Kunsthalle Stavanger, Norway

2013

Seeing is Believing, Soloshow at the occasion of Cologne Contemporaries Weekend, kuk, Cologne 2012 Temporary Art Repairshop, ESW, Edinburgh

Temporary Art Repairshop, PS2, Belfast

2011

Krieg Spielen, Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne 2010 PaperLifeGrid, Golden Parachutes, Berlin

2009

Yourself from the Outside, PS2, Belfast

Review, Cornexchange gallery, Edinburgh 2006 Point of Sale. Cornexchange gallery, Edinburgh 


GROUP SHOWS


2015

Inaugural Exhibition Part One, Hilbertraum, Berlin, Germany Extreme Juxtaposition, Hilbertraum, Berlin, Germany

2014

The Remarkable Lightness of Being, aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, Belgium Entre deux chaises un livre, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium
Fragile. Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne

2013

Vienna Fair, ViennaManufactor

Motorenhalle, Dresden

2012

Re:MMX, Co-Verlag, Berlin
Three dimensional. Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne 

2011

Funkhaus Kunstpreis, shortlisted, Berlin Cash & Carry, MMX, Berlin

Mehr Licht, GlogauAIR, Berlin

2010

Artistic intervention for Videonale on tour, Sarajevo 

Guest artist, GlogauAIR open studios, Berlin Jour du Nord, Simultanhalle, Cologne ShowIV, MMX, Berlin
In hiding, with Andrea Roe, das Büro, Berlin

2009

Videonale 12, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Pavilhao 28, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiatrico, Lisbon, Portugal Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece VisualcontainerTV, Web TV, Italy
FRIK, Skopje, Macedonia
Saison Vidéo 2009, Valenciennes, France
S1 Salon 09, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, England

2008

Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria
Lumen Eclipse, Cambridge, MA, USA

Souvenirs From Earth, cable TV, Cologne, Germany

2007

Outside Perspectives, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland 

Saison Vidéo 2007, Lille, France 

Nature Untouched, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway

2006

AWOL, Young Artists’ Biennial 2nd edition, Bucharest, Romania 

Smoke and Mirrors. mac-Midlands Arts Centre and VIVID, Birmingham Saison Vidéo + Fringe#1, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
The Maid of Corinth. The Market Gallery , Glasgow, Scotland

2005

The Gallery is Temporarily Open for Unnecessary Refurbishment, consisting of site-specific permanent sculptural interventions in the Embassy gallery, Edinburgh. 

EXiS 2005, Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea 4th International Kansk Videofestival, Kansk, Russia
prog:ME, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro 

2004

HOME BASE IV. Home base gallery, Tokyo
Off the Wall, The Fold gallery, Kirkby Stephen, England
Uninhabited. Curated and participated in group show as part of ongoing
program of Art at Kingly Court, organized by National Campaign for the Arts, London. Visual Arts, Bath Fringe Festival 2004, Bath, England

2003

HOME BASE III. Home base gallery, Tokyo


RESIDENCIES 

2012

Compeung Grant 2012; one month production residency, Thailand

2007

Esmée Fairbarn programme, six week residency; Cove Park, Scotland 

EMARE, two month media research residency; VIVID in Birmingham

2006

 mapXXL organized by Pépiniéres Européennes pour jeunes Artistes. Four month studio residency; National Sculpture Factory in Cork, Ireland

2005

Community. One month studio residency, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


EDUCATIONAL WORK 

2012

This is the Place. Induction week for the MfA students at Edinburgh College of Art Commissioned by Dr Neil   Mulholland 

2011

Shiftwork, designed and led part of workshop for emerging artists

Commissioned by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Dr Neil Mulholland at Edinburgh College of Arts 



COLLECTIONS 

Private collections: e.g. Collection Famille Servais, Belgium, Sammlung Sutter, CH, Collection Galila Barzai, Belgium Collection Frédéric de Goldschmid, Belgium + private collections in Cologne, London, Berlin, Milan etc.


REVIEWS  

Artist Cataloque TOBIAS STERNBERG, 2013. Various authors/curtators, published by the Krupic Kersting Gallery and the artist.

Kölnische Rundschau, on Tobias Sternberg, January 2013.

Süddeutsche Zeitung on Tobias Sternberg, 28/29.08.201.