Born 1953 in Bottrop, Germany.
Lives and works in Düsseldorf and Dresden.
|1981–1988||Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf|
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
|2016||Group of Teachers, The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda|
|2013||Martin Honert, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver|
|2012||Kinderkreuzzug, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin|
|2010||Comma 21: Martin Honert, Bloomberg Space, London|
|2007||Martin Honert, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden|
|2006||under cover – aus dem Verborgenen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf|
|2005||Martin Honert, Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Münster|
Group Exhibitions (selection)
|2018||Grand Opening, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim|
|2017||Jaguars and electric eels, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin|
|Man as Bird. Images of Journeys, Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, Venice|
|2016||EchtZEIT RealTIME, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn|
|2015||Formes Biographiques, Carré d'art-Musée d'art Contemporain, Nîmes|
|Enlight my Space. Art after 1990, Kunsthalle Bremen|
|2014||lens-based sculpture – the transformation of sculpture through photography, Akademie der Künste, Berlin|
|2013||Sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1945 to the present, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf|
|2010||The promised land, Albertinum, Dresden|
|2008||Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe|
|2005||Spielräume, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg|
|1995||46th Venice Biennale, representing Germany (with Katharina Fritsch and Thomas Ruff)|
Since the early 1990s, Martin Honert has been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculpture. Honert attended Fritz Schwegler’s master class at the Academy of Fine Art Düsseldorf in the 1980s and, like his fellow students Katharina Fritsch and Thomas Demand, has redefined the concept of medium specificity. This has resulted in an extremely varied oeuvre: For each work, the artist develops an individual process and materiality.
Honert works in his studio over a period of several years producing each of his works by hand. Painstakingly crafted and elaborately staged three-dimensional works capture the ambivalence associated with memories from childhood, to understand the perseverance of an image, the significance of which is not immediately apparent, not even to the artist himself.