Matthias Bitzer was born in 1975 in Stuttgart, Germany. He now lives and works in Berlin.
He studied at State Academy of Visual Arts, Karlsruhe at Erwin Gross.
He works across different kind of media – sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, and sound—to produce elegant, enigmatic works that explore how history, identity, and even reality itself is constructed. His works often center around early 20th-century historical figures with storied lives, such as Berthold Brecht, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Emily Dickinson. In his paintings, Bitzer has intercut their portraits with geometric patterns and, in his sculptures, referenced parts of their biographies and works.
Matthias Bitzer (Left), Michael Sailstorfer (Right)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Sequences from a Volatile Now – Almine Rech, London
2017 Matthias Bitzer: Fei's Sphären – Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf
2016 a different sort of gravity – Marianne Boesky
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018 NgoroNgoro II – Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, DE
2017 Cells – Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2017 salondergegenwart – MARTa Herford, DE
2016 A Question of Perspective – Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands