born 1974

1994           matriculation in architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt

1997-1998  studies of architecture at the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze in

                   Florence/Italy.

2002           diploma of architecture

2003-2008  assistent professor at the department of plastic design at the Technical

                   University of Darmstadt

 

Presently Rainer Kurka lives and works in Berlin.

 

 

Prizes/ Honorable Mentions

2018  Art Foundation of the Nürnberger Nachrichten: Art Award ("Kunstpreis")

2017  Competition of the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale: Honorable Mention

2016  "PHOENIX-Prize 2016": Nomination

 

Competitions

2011  Competition: "Art for the Landesgartenschau Bamberg 2012", acquisition of a life sized bronze figure for the Bamberg Garden Festival in 2012

2010  Competition: "Atrium of the Clementine Hospital in Frankfurt", 1st prize with Ariel Auslender and Oliver Hantke

2008  Competition: "New Entrance for the Alice Hospital in Darmstadt", 1st  prize and realization with Ariel Auslender

2006  Competition: "Memorial sculpture for the Community Center Möhrfelden", 2nd prize

 

 

Art fairs

2016  Art Luxembourg (Luxemburg) with Down to Art

          Cocoon (Belgium) with Down to Art

          Affordable Art Fair Hamburg (Germany) with Galerie Gering

          Art Fair Köln (Germany) with Steinberger Galerien

          Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

2015  Art Fair Köln (Germany) with Steinberger Galerien

          Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

2014  Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

2013  Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

2012  Art Bodensee, Dornbirn (Austria) with Galerie Sculptur

          Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering and Galerie Sophien Edition

2011  Cutlog, Paris (France)  with Galerie Sculptur

          Realisme Amsterdam (Netherlands) with Galerie Gering

          Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering   

2010  Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

2009  Art Karlsruhe (Germany) with Galerie Gering

 

 

Solo exhibitions

2016  "SkulpturenSCHAU!", Stadt Weikersheim (Germany)

2015  "Summer in the city", DAT Galerie, Berlin (Germany)

2014  "Realismus goes Pop", Skulpturenforum Isernhagen, Isernhagen (Germany)

          "Auf Augenhöhe", Galerie Koenitz, Leipzig (Germany)

2013  "One-Artist-Show" at Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Gering, Karlsruhe (Germany)

2012  "Rainer Kurka", International Club in the Ministery of Foreign Affairs,

          Berlin (Germany)

          "Rainer Kurka - Terrakotta und Bronze", Galerie Gering, Frankfurt (Germany)

2011  "Rainer Kurka und Silvia Lerin", Galerie Sophien-Edition, Berlin (Germany)

          with Silvia Lerin

2009  "Gegenwarten" Rosenheim-Museum, Offenbach (Germany)

2008  "Plastiken", Galerie Sculptur, Bamberg (Germany)

2007  "Stille Räume", Galerie Sculptur, Bamberg (Germany)

2004  "Tra Cielo e Terra", Florence (Italy)

 

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2016  "Torso - the unfinished as an artistic form", Trebnitz Castle (Germany)

2015  "Frühjahrssalon 2015", Galerie ICON, Berlin (Germany)

2015  "Keramik Europas", Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany)

2012 "MyPlace", Kunstverein Münsterland in Coesfeld (Germany)

2010  "65 Jahre Pfälzische Sezession", Kulturhof Flachsgasse in Speyer (Germany)

2010  "Menschenbild 2010", exhibition of the Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstadt (Germany)

2010  "Überbrücken", Schloss Wertingen (Germany)

2009  "Ausstellung zum Kunstpreis der Nürnberger Nachrichten", Nürnberg (Germany)

2005  "beziehungsweisen", Elisabethenstift, Darmstadt (Germany)

2005  "Plein Air 2005", Academy of Arts in Szeged (Hungary)

2001  "Interregno II", Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)

2000  "Bilder aus Thailand", Embassy of Thailand, Berlin (Germany)

1999  "Interregno", Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)

 

 

Biennale

2017  "Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale", Icheon (South Korea)

2013  "Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale", Icheon (South Korea)