PETER 

BÖMMELS

*1951 in Frauenberg – lives in Berlin and Cologne

Peter Bömmels is a German painter, draughtsman and sculptor. As a member of the artist group Mülheimer Freiheit, Bömmels is one of the most important representatives of the new painting of the 1980s (Neue Wilde). He taught at the Dresden University of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2018. From 1970 to 1976 he studied politics, sociology and education at the University of Cologne (state examination). From 1977 to 1980 he worked in a kindergarten. In 1980 he co-founded the Cologne artists’ group Mülheimer Freiheit (together with Hans Peter Adamski, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Gerard Kever and Gerhard Naschberger).

Also in 1980, he co-founded the music magazine SPEX. In 1983 he was awarded the North Rhine-Westphalia Prize for the Visual Arts. In 1986 and 1987 he was a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, from 1990 to 1992 at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, in 1996 at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen and from 2001 to 2002 at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. From 2002 to 2004 he was a substitute professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden.From 2004 to 2018 he taught there as a professor of painting, graphics and other media of visual poetry.

Peter Bömmels is a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund.

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Exhibitions with Peter Bömmels

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Solo Exhibitions (since 2012)

2012 Zeichnungen, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York | 2014 Deep Chalking – 30 Pastelle, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo | Lichtgestalten, Malerei-Pastelle, Akira Ikeda Galerie, Berlin | 2016 Taken Cotton, Malerei, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York Des Vorhangs Bilder, Malerei, Akira Ikeda Galerie, Berlin | 2017 On’n On’n On, Malerei – Steinreliefs, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo | 2018 Adedede, Malerei, Skulptur, Grafik, Oktogon der HfBK Dresden, Abschiedsausstellung mit 17 Meisterschülern | 2019 Wasserzeichenzeichnung, Ikeda Galerie, Berlin | 2020 Malerei – Zeichnung, Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

1980 Mülheimer Freiheit und interessante Bilder aus Deutschland, Galerie P. Maenz, Köln | 1982 10 Junge Künstler aus Deutschland, Folkwang Museum, Essen | 12 Künstler aus Deutschland, Kunsthalle Basel, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam | 1983 Mülheimer Freiheit proudly presents the second bombing, ICA London, Scottish Arts Council Edinburgh | 1984 An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York | Metaphor and/or Symbol, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo | 1985 18.Biennale Sao Paulo | 1945-1985 Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin | 1988 Collection Sonnabend, Centro Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin | 1989 Refigured Painting, The German Image 1960-1988, S.R. Guggenheim Museum New York, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt | 1999 Auffrischender Wind aus wechselnden Richtungen, Sammlung Paul Maenz, Neues Museum Weimar | 2002 Wahnzimmer, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, Folkwang Museum Essen | 2009 Phantastische Welten vom Surrealismus zum Neosymbolismus, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen | 2011 7 Steine zur Lage, Bundesgartenschau Koblenz | 2014 Wild Heart, Art Exhibition of German Neoexpressionism since the 1960s, China Art Museum, Shanghai | 2015 Die 80er, Figurative Malerei, Städel Museum Frankfurt (M), Geniale Dilletanten, Subkultur der 1980er Jahre in Deutschland, Haus der Kunst München | 2016 Nieuwe Wilde – German Neoexpressionism in 1980s, Groninger Museum, NL | 2018    Die Erfindung der Neuen Wilden, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen | 2021 Einblicke Insights, Kunst der Nationalbank, Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, CCA Andratx, Mallorca