Magic is part of my life and my work. It's about the infinite space of image. Some official stations of my artist journey




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selected key processes

2020First poems. First mise-en scène photography
2018First mircrostories. First sculpture- and object concepts
2017Cosmic course change. New direction in my soul journey
First digital drawings and digital photo drawings
2016Publication of the essay A VIEW OF THE SELF: WINDOWS AND PICTORIAL SPACE. A DISCOVERY IN PABLO PICASSO’S EARLY WORK in the exhibition catalague of the exhibition PICASSO. WINDOW TO THE WORLD, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-7774-2484-2
2015Symposium Lecture A VIEW OF THE SELF: WINDOWS AND PICTORIAL SPACE. A DISCOVERY IN PABLO PICASSO'S EARLY WORK, Symposium "Picasso. Window to the World", Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg
2014Symposium Lecture THE ARTIST ESTHER HORN ABOUT HER VIEW OF PICASSO'S EARLY WORK, ACC gallery + Bauhaus university, Weimar, Germany
2011/12/13Art historical discovery in the early work of Pablo Picasso. Writing the essayistic treatise A VIEW OF THE SELF: WINDOWS AND PICTORIAL SPACE. A DISCOVERY IN PABLO PICASSO’S EARLY WORK. The text initiates the exhibition PICASSO. WINDOW TO THE WORLD. Symposium lecture as part of the exhibition. Publication of the treatise in the exhibition catalog, Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg, 2016
2010Residency Stay, Lost Gen Space / Goethe Institut, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008Presentation of montanaberlin at ART SWAP EUROPE, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2006Co-Foundation (together with Christian Heilig) and Co-Curation of the Off Space and Art Project montanaberlin, Brunnenstraße, Berlin
2003/05Lecturer for painting, Academy of Fine Art Münster
1986Academy of Fine art Münster
1984University of Münster / Studies in philosopy / German language and literature

public communication: STATIONS OF THE JOURNEY__grants | fundings/awards

2020/21ARTIST IN RESIDENCY STAY Lichtenberg Studios Berlin
2011Sponsorship / Federal State Government Berlin for the Exhibition Project 'B/W_Borderline', montanaberlin, Helsinki, Finland
2010Grant of the Käthe-Dorsch- und Agnes-Straub-Foundation, Berlin
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY STAY, Lost Gen Space, Goethe Institut, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008Sponsorship / Federal State Government Berlin for the Exhibition Project 'Light Strike', montanaberlin, Stockholm, Sweden
2007Sponsorship / Federal State Government Berlin for the Gallery Project montanaberlin
2002ARTIST IN RESIDENCY STAY & Project Grant Foundation 'Künstlerdorf Schöppingen', Germany
1997ARTIST IN RESIDENCY STAY & Exhibition Project City de Monastir, Tunisia Funded by the City of Münster and UNESCO
1996Studio Grant / City of Münster
1994ARTIST IN RESIDENCY STAY / Federal State NRW, 'Cité Internationales des Arts', Paris

adventure of transformation: solo (selected)

2014WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU DON'T - A Journey, Würzburg Art Society, Germany
Let's Call It Nature, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
2010SPLENDID ISOLATION, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
2009Mean Shadow Of A God, (with Christian Heilig), DAC [de Simoni arte contemporanea] Gallery, Genoa, Italy
2008INCIDENT AT A CORNER, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
The Dark Way, spor klübü, Off Space, Berlin
BLIND DATE, Margalef & Gipponi Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2007Esther Horn. Painting, David Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany
2006We, Two Dogs Slurping The Light Out Of the Puddles At A Deserted Gas Station. The Night With Feverish Yellow Towards The Highways And Qhe quickies, We Pee Them Blue, Ahlers gallery, Göttingen, Germany 1)
In The Still Of The Night, Neukölln Art Society, Berlin, Germany
Light Rider, montanaberlin, Off Space, Berlin
2005Inbetween.World, Kunsthaus Gallery, Erfurt, Germany
2004Esther Horn. Paradise, ArtForum Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
2003Esther Horn. Painting, Unna Art Society , Germany
1) Exhibition title after a poem by Andrea Heuser, Munich

adventure of transformation: in group (selected)

2023ZERO TOLERANCE, one night group show, Spor Klübü, Berlin
MONDAY ART SALON, chapter 50: “every image is a projection”, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2023THE UNICUM IN THE AGE OF TECHNICAL REPRODUCIBILITY, part 2_The unicum as a book, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin
2022*Kabinett solo* in an exhibition with Juha Sääski, Kenneth Pils, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, TOOLBOX Gallery, Berlin
2021Pink Panic, Neukölln Art Society, Berlin
2020#roomwithaview, Lespai_cm, Barcelona
#roomwithaview, design without borders, Kiscell museum, Budapest
2018100, Axel Obiger gallery, Berlin
2016HOW TO FIND TRUE LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN THE PRESENT DAY, curated by Sebastian Nebe, co-curated by Esther Horn, Bikini Berlin House, Berlin
CROSSWORDS 3, Lage Egal projectgallery //Jordan/Seydoux gallery, Berlin
"Ecstasy", Ahlers gallery, Göttingen
2015THE LICHTENBEG STANDARD A4 landscape, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin
201423 by 23, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen Germany
Satellite #4 PORTRAIT DRAWING IN SERIES, Axel Obiger Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Fake Rabbit. Dedicated to the 543. anniversary of Dürer, for example, Münsterland Gallery, Emsdetten, Germany (C)
2013FAR AFIELD AND DEEP INSIDE Imagery of the night, Municipal Gallery, Fürth, Germany
TWILIGHT ZONE - RETURN OF THE SHADOWS, montanaberlin @ Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Rendezvous Des Amis, montanaberlin dates in a hotel / one night show /, Hotel Kaiserhof, Münster, Germany
Subversion & Abyss, Bewegung Nurr, Spor Klübü, Berlin, Germany
2012lineaRES, Symposium | Drawing, Manor Heinersdorf, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
THE END screening/Finissage of the exhibition „Matthias Beckmann – The Visitor. Invitee: Hans Pfrommer“, Emmanuel Walderdorff Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2011Rendezvous Des Amis, montanaberlin dates in a hotel / one night show /, art'otel, Berlin, Germany
B/W_Borderline, montanaberlin @ Espoonsilta Gallery / Temporary Off Space PERTIK, Tapiola/Helsinki, Finland
2010Kuala Lumpur Dreaming, Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2009Llight Strike, montanaberlin @ Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden
To Remember Or What We Call History, The Collection of the WGZ Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008Adversial Absorption of BP, (invited by Ruppe Kosellek), F.I.T., Berlin, Germany
2007Mindscape, montanaberlin@ARTRMX COLOGNE Vol. 01 “Where Is My Mind?”; Cologne, Germany (C)
2006Model And Reality: Stop Making Sense, montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany
Model And Reality: The Adamant Accuracy Of The Coincidence, montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany
One, Two, Three, Ahlers Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
Deeply Superficial, montanaberlin, Berlin, Germany
Drawing Depicted, Kunstverein Ingan, Berlin, Germany
2005Space Flight 3, Faust Art Center, Hannover, Germany
Paradise Wanted ?, Con-Sum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2004Painting 04, Contemporary Positions in painting, Art Center Recklinghausen, , Germany(C)
Class!, WGZ Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany(C)
2002Hörster Fensterschau, Ü Gallery, Münster, Germany
Landscape, Schlieper Gallery, Hagen, Germany
2001From Fritz Winter to Martin Kippenberger. The collection of the Westfalian Assurances, Museum of Münster, Germany (C)
Art Award 2000, Savings Bank, Magdeburg, Germany
Drawing Space, Artists in Residence Center, Dortmund, Germany
Image Area, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria (C)
A Gift for Münster, MunicipaI Gallery, Münster, Germany (C)
1998The Schilden-Project, Hengelo NL / Glanerbrug, (C)
1996In Transit, Art Center Lotharingerstraße, Munich, Germany (C)
1996Spectacle '94, Museum of Dortmund, Germany
1993Colour and..., Löhrl Gallery, Mönchengladbach, Germany (C)