Stephan Kaluza

AWARDS
2018 Art Award “Psyche, Kunst und Gesundheit, Ruhr Universität Bochum
2005 George Konell Preis of the City Wiesbnaden
2001 Carl- and Ruth Lauterbach-Foundation Award, Düsseldorf

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Artémis, François Pinault
Muñoz Garcia Collection, Madrid / Spain
Museum Walter / Glaspalast, Augsburg / Germany
Portland Art Museum, Oregon / U.S.A.
Collection Cardia, Porto / Portugal
Collection Dahlmann, Hamburg / Germany
Collection de Knecht, Amsterdam / Netherlands
Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf / Germany
Teutloff Photo + Video Collection, Bielefeld / Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Felder, Stephan Kaluza, Hrsg. DuMont Verlag, Köln 2011
Die (un)sichtbare Mauer, ed. DuMont Buchverlag, Köln 2009
El puente de la vision, ed. Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander 2008
Close-Up, Por Amor À Arte Galeria, Porto 2008
The Thames-project, ed. Thames & Hudson Ltd, London 2008
HeartQuake, ed. Nitzan Rothem, Jerusalem 2008
Insystem, ed. Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin 2008
Das Rheinprojekt, ed. Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007
Ribbentrops Wohnzimmer, ed. Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin 2006
Abfolgen, ed. Edition Vits + Weires / Galerie Michael Schultz, Düsseldorf / Berlin 2005
Schrift.Bilder.Denken.–Die Kunst der Gegenwart und Walter Benjamin, ed. Peter
Herbstreuth, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin 2005
ARENA, ed. Kunstverein „Talstrasse“ e.V., Halle an der Saale 2004
Große Kunstausstellung NRW 2004, ed. Kunstverein „Talstrasse e.V.“, Halle an der Saale 2004
Declaration, ed. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul 2003
Fackelherz & Falkenrot, ed. Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin 2003
St>l>ngr>d, ed. Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin 2003
Passion, ed. Livingston Gallery, Den Hague 2002
Choices, ed. Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven 2001
Vierzig Gemälde aus dem Jahr 2001, ed. Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin 2001

Grafische Arbeiten. Öl auf Leinwand. 1995-2000, ed. Edition Vits + Weires, Düsseldorf 2000

Stephan Kaluza, born in 1964 in Iburg in Lower Saxony, studied art history at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and philosophy at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.

He usually had his oil paintings disappear behind thick plexiglass panes. They seem distant, inaccessible, remote, poetic. His photographic works are narrative sequences of images put together as elongated panoramas. He became famous with his Rhine project. For this purpose, he has walked this river from its source in the Swiss Alps to its estuary in the North Sea. Thousands of photographs were taken, which he has put together into a panorama of five kilometres lenghth.

By measuring the former course of the Berlin Wall, he documented history for the first time and thus what no longer exists or is visible. This is also the case with the series “Felder”. Places are declared fateful places by people; meadows and fields are symbols of European history – such as the battlefields of Waterloo and Verdun or the memorials of the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Following these photo series correlatively, Stephan Kaluza developed a kind of modular carpet between painting and photography – a hybrid being that shows additional perspectives on nature in its first development. Painting and photography pursue the conceptual questioning of the idyll in a historical and contemporary context.

His works can be found in numerous museums and collections, including the Arp Museum, Remagen; Teutloff Collection, Bielefeld; Group Artemis François Pinault, Paris; Collection Munoz, Madrid; Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea, and the Portland Museum of Contemporary Art, Oregon, USA and Ludwig Museum Koblenz.