Biography

Klaus Killisch (born 1959 in Wurzen, former East-Germany) is a contemporary visual artist. In national and international exhibitions, his works were u. a. at the Biennale di Venezia, the Museum Folkwang and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

Klaus Killisch studied in the years 1981 to 1986 painting at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. Through scholarships or in the context of projects Klaus Killisch lived and worked for a long time in France, Italy, Ireland, Japan and the USA. He took part shortly after German reunification in 1990 at the group exhibition L'autre Allemagne hors les murs in the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. In the same year he exhibited with other Berlin artists in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

With the touring exhibition "Berlin Art Scene" Killisch was in 1991 in the Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo, and two years later in the National Museum Art Gallery in Singapore and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The exhibitions were held in cooperation with the support of the Goethe-Institut. Institute. [3] In the late 1990s he had many exhibitions in galleries and museums in Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main and Bonn.

In 2001, Klaus Killisch appeared in an exhibition at the German House Gallery in New York, for the first time in the USA. The following year, the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. In San Antonio in 2004 he was represented in the gallery of the SAPL Foundation in the context of the exhibition "Art in Berlin". Launched in 2006, the international art project "Collective Task" brings together more than 25 artists from different countries in a common circle of tasks. Killisch was a founding member of the group. In 2012, the "Collective Task" group presented their project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [4] In June 2014, the Literaturwerkstatt organized the Poetry Festival Berlin and Killisch and other Collective Task artists appeared.

Killisch's major solo exhibitions in 1999 were in the "Plaza Gallery" in Tokyo, as well as "A Long Strange Trip", a tribute to the band Grateful Dead at the Museum Junge Kunst in Frankfurt Oder