Jan Zöller born in Haslach im Kinzigtal, (DE), 1992.  Lives and works in Karlsruhe, (DE)

Jan Zöller’s installations and paintings resemble a knocked-together, cosmic, comic theatre. Fires flicker, trouser legs and elbows dance, run and burn. A central motif is fountains, basins and tubs as symbols of communal places, but also of the circulation of vital energy, in human and economic relationships. In his painting, Zöller creates something new out of broken or outdated systems, which include the current art business. He reflects in painting what it means to him to be an artist. He is less interested in a dialogue with art history or other contemporary painters than in the psychosocial relationships and conditions that shape his work as an artist. In his installations, sculptures and paintings, Zöller repeatedly speaks of the dichotomy between economic production and the spiritual, magical side of art.

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, (DE)
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, (FR)
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, (DE)

Awards and Residencies

2021 Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds, (DE)
2019  Awarded for 24. Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, (DE)
2017  Postgraduate award: Academy of Finearts, Karlsruhe, (DE)


Solo Exhibitions
2024 Visitors: Jan Zöller, Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe (DE)
2022 For every thing that is show, some thing is hidden, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, (DE)
2022 Kaputte Fenster Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim, (DE)
2022 Will ich nichts verpassen, schließe ich die Augen, Galerie Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, (ES)
2021 Jan Zöller and the Fire Spirits (Side A), Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2020 Keine Zeit zum Baden, Städtische Galerie, Ostfildern, (DE)
2019  Possibly There is a possibility that everything is possible, Meyer-Riegger, Robert Grunenberg Gallery, Berlin, (DE)
2019  SPA(sibo), DINAMIKA, Moscow, (RU)
2016  OPULENCE, Geschwisterraum, Karlsruhe, (DE)
2015  I saw people smoking crack on holidays, Mucharaum, Karlsruhe, (DE)
2014  100% pure kokain, Mucharaum, Karlsruhe, (DE)

Group Exhibitions

2023 IMAGINE — 10 Unrealized Projects, Robert Grunenberg, (DE)
2022 Why can’t we live together, Sammlung Peters-Messer, Kunstmuseum Marburg und Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, (DE)
2022 There is no sea but the sea, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, (DE)
2021 For Real?! Jahresgaben und Editionen, Kunstverein Reutlingen, (DE)
2021 6 + 3 = 1, Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zurich, (CH)
2020 En otro tiempo ibas muy elegante, Galerie Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, (ES)
2020 Paranoia Strikes Deep, Osnova, Moscow, (RU)
2020  Sincere Intentions, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2019  Arco Madrid, Meyer-Riegger, Madrid, (ES)
2019  ART Basel Miami, Meyer-Riegger, Miami, (US)
2019  24.Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, (DE)
2019  Zwei Alter: Jung, Galerie Crone, Berlin, (DE)
2019  ART Basel, Meyer-Riegger, Basel, (CH)
2019  You are here, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, (DE)

past exhibitions
Jan Zöller: FOR EVERY THING THAT IS SHOWN, SOME THING IS HIDDEN at Kunstverein Friedrichshafen
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