Sofi Żezmer
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Biography

Education

1993
MA, Art History, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
 
1986
BFA, The Cooper Union College for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, USA
 
1979 – 1980
New York University, New York, NY, USA
 

Lectures / Panel Discussions / Interviews etc.

2020
Member: Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V. / IKG International Artists Committee
 
 
Contributing writer: The Quarterly Publication of the Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL, Article, Jimmie Durham: Citizen of the World
 
 
Project assistance at the exhibitions: Wer im Glashaus sitzt soll nicht mit Steinen werfen, in the Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko and in the Kunsthalle Wiesbaden (Kunsthaus)
 
 
03–12.2020, Stipend / Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, GER
 
 
From 07.2020, jury member / Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, GER
 
2019
Contributing writer: The Quarterly Publication of the Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL, Article, Martin Puryear: The Freedom of Inner Speech
 
 
Artist Talk with Nadine Hahn, Structural Change Kunsthalle Wiesbaden / Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
 
2018
Contributing writer to: The Quarterly Publication of the Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL, Article, Danh Vo: Open Fields of Interpretation
 
 
CONTEXTS, International Festival of Ephemeral Art, FOREIGN BODY 8th Edition, Sokolowsko, PL www.contexts.com.pl/en/editions/2018
 
2016
Art-Symposium, LABIRYNT, Slubice PL / Frankfurt (O), GER
 
2015
Panel Discussion with artists of the exhibition: New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, GER
 
 
Kultur Check, Interview with Birgit Winkler, Rhein Main TV, GER
 
 
Lecture, Soroptimist International-Mainz-Rosengarten, Mainz, GER
 
2014/15
Mentor, Master Students at the IKKG, Höhr-Grenzhausen, GER
 
2014
Guest Lecturer, Art Institute for Glass and Ceramics, Höhr-Grenzhausen, GER
 
2011
Guest Lecturer, Villa Arson, Nizza, F
 
2008
Panel Discussion, Naspa Wiesbaden, with Dr. Martin Engler, Städelmuseum and Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, GER
 
 
Lecture and discussion with Dr. Renate Petzinger,
Museum Wiesbaden, GER
 
2005
Lecture, The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP
 
2001
Lecture, BWA Galerie Awangarda, Wroclaw, PL
 
1995
Associate Editor of Periphery, Journal of Polish Affairs Ann Arbor, MI., USA
 

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Sofi Zezmer, Ebene B-1 e.V., Frankfurt, Kunsträume in der S-Bahnstation Taunusanlage
 
 
Sofi Zezmer, Arsenal Gallery, Posen, PL Curator: Bogna Blazewicz
 
2020
L'art dans les chapelles, Chapelle Sainte-Noyale, Pontivy, F www.artchapelles.com Curator: Eric Suchère
 
2019
Structural Change, Kunsthalle Wiesbaden, GER
 
2017
Looking Glass, Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL
 
 
Snapshots, Marta Shefter Gallery, Cracow, PL
 
2016
Point of the Matter, Ron Lang Art, Amsterdam, NL
 
2015
Cloud Backup, DWD, Frankfurt am Main, GER
 
2014
Decoy, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences, 
New York, USA
 
 
ballpark, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, GER
 
2011
Sight Seeing, Gallery Metis_nl, Amsterdam, NL,  Monograph, Salon Verlag Cologne, GER
 
2010
Remote Control, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
 
2008
REM-Phase, Museum Wiesbaden, GER (catalogue)
 
2007
Vice Versa, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
 
2005
Phase-Shift, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, USA
 
2004
Re-Source, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA (catalog)
 
2003
Pars Pro Toto, U.B.R. Gallery, Salzburg, A
 
 
Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, GER (catalog)
 
2002
On Line & Off The Wall, Gallery Hafemann, Wiesbaden, GER
 
2001
Lineage, BWA Gallery Awangarda, Wroclaw, PL (catalog)
 
 
Fountainhead, Kunstverein Viernheim, GER
 
1997
Sofi Zezmer/New Works, Raum für Kunst und Zeit, Ingelheim, GER
 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2021
Gemischtes Doppel: Sofi Zezmer und Edgar Diehl / Zeichnungen, Ober Finanz Direktion, Frankfurt am Main, Kurator: Giselher Hartung (Catalog)
 
 
Na Wpol do Jutra / Half to Tomorrow, Cricoteka, art center and archive dedicated to Tadeusz Kantor, Cracow, PL. Curators: Magda Ujma & Robert Kusmirowski
 
2020
Rzezba w poszukiwaniu miejsca (Sculpture in Search of its Place), Zacheta National Gallery, Warschau, PL, Curator: Anna Maria Lesniewska (Catalog)
 
 
Wielblad nigdy nie zapomina (a camel never forgets), Galeria lokal_30, Curator: Agnieszka Rayzacher, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, PL
 
 
Construction in Process 1981-2000, Fundacja Profile Galerie, Warschau, Curator: Bozena Czubak (Catalog)
 
2019
Kunszt, Gallery Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala, PL Curator: Eulalia Domanowska, Warsaw, PL
 
2018
Perforated Walls, PARTI-cipation VII, Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, GER
 
 
Kunszt. Rzezba z Oronska, selection of sculptures from the collection of the Polnish Sclpture Center, Orońsko, at Zbrojownia Gallery, Gdansk, PL Kunszt, Museum, Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL
 
 
Kunszt, Museum, Polish Sculpture Center,
Orońsko, PL 
 
 
Drawings II, espace despalles, Paris, F Curator: Gottfried Hafemann, Wiesbaden, GER
 
2017
PAPERFILE #13, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, GER
 
 
Linie 11, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, GER
 
 
Lokale Gruppe, 38. Jahresausstellung der Darmstädter Sezession, Kurator: Leon Krempel, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, GER
 
2016
Perusing the planks: Shelf Life, Nouvelles Images Galerie, 
Den Haag, NL
 
 
PARTI-cipation V, Röhn Museum, Fladungen, GER, 
Curator: Nadine Hahn
 
 
LABIRYNT, Slubice PL / Frankfurt (Oder) GER, (catalog)
 
 
IKG Show, bb15 Galerie, Linz, A
 
2015
New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden and Frankfurter Kunstverein, GER, Curators: Elke Gruhn (NKV), Lilian Engelmann (FKV)
 
 
Revisited, Naspa, Wiesbaden, GER, Curator: Cornelia Saalfrank
 
2014
IKG, Czapski Gallery, Posen, PL
 
 
EX-voto, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, SP, Curator: Gino Rubert
 
2013/14
Peanuts of Joy, Kunstraum Dreieich, Frankfurt/Main, GER, Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth
 
2013
Linien, Galerie oqbo, Raum für Bild Wort Ton, Berlin, GER, Curators: Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin), Nora Schattauer (Köln)
 
2012
Linien, Dok 25a, Düsseldorf, GER, Curators: Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin), Nora Schattauer (Köln)
 
2011
Another World, Kunstraum Dreieich, Frankfurt am Main, D, Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)
 
 
Lustwarande ’11 – RAW, International Sculptur Biennale, Park De Oude Warande, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, NL, Curator: Chris Driessen
 
 
Eye-Opener, The Funen Art Museum, Odense, DK (catalog)
 
2008
Five Year Anniversary Show, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
 
 
Schwerelos, Netuschil Gallery, Darmstadt, GER
 
 
Substrat#8, UBR Gallery, Salzburg, A
 
2007
Quirky, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut, USA Curator: Michael Amy (New York)
 
2006
Sirens, Thom Andriola, The New Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
 
2005
Alternative Paradise, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP (catalog) Curator: Emiko Yoshioka (Kyoto), JP
 
 
Entourage, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
 
2004
Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, USA
 
 
Krzatanina, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, PL, Curator: Anna Plotnicka, (catalog)
 
2002
Discourski! Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL, Curator: Marek Wasilewski,  (catalog)
 
 
Dialog II, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
 
 
Art-X-ibit Material, U.B.R. Gallery, Salzburg, A
 
2000
Ganz Einfach, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, GER (catalog)
 
1999
Textil, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, GER (catalog)
 
1997
Welcome Back to the Human Race, New Light, Peninsula Gallery, Eindhoven, NL (catalogue)
 
1996
In Site, Georgian Arts and Culture Center, Tibilissi, GE
 
 
Mercator Projektionen, Bellevuesaal Gallery, Wiesbaden, GER
 
1995
Co-Existence, Mizpeh Rammon, Artists-Symposium, Negev Desert, IS (catalog)
 
1993
My Home is Your Home, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, PL
 
1992
Jestesmy, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, PL (catalog)
 
1990
The Wall, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
 
1989
The Wall, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, USA
 

Collections

AEGON Art Collection, Den Haag, NL,  AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, NL,  The Arthotek, Art Collection of the City Wiesbaden, Ger.,  Kunstsammlung Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach/Frankfurt am Main, Ger.,  Ernst & Young Real Estate GmbH Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Ger., Marike & Pieter Sanders Collection, Haarlem, NL, Jensen's Collection, Den., Richard J. Massey Collection, New York, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, New York, USA.,  Nassauische Sparkasse Wiesbaden Collection, Ger., Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL, The Progressive Art Collection, USA.,  The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv, IS., The Solomon Trust Collection, NZ

 
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