Selected Work

Untitled (Spring/Summer), 2014
Steel tubes, lacquer, fabrics chain
146 x 237 x 7 in.

Untitled (26 February), 2014
Reinforcement mesh, wood, mixed media
102 1/2 X 61 X 12 inches

Untitled (Fade), 2014
Reinforcement mesh, wood, mixed media
102 1/2 X 61 X 12 inches

Untitled, 2013-2014
31 3/4 X 23 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2013-2014
31 3/4 X 23 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2013-2014
31 3/4 X 23 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches

Untitled (Monday), 2014
Steel, lacquer
86 5/8 x 98 3/8 x 59 in.

Untitled (Tuesday), 2014
Steel, lacquer
86 5/8 x 98 3/8 x 59 in.

Untitled (Monday & Tuesday), 2013
steel lacquer
220 x 250 x 150 cm each
Untitled (Monday & Tuesday), 2013
steel lacquer
220 x 250 x 150 cm each
Grid (umbrella), 2013
steel, lacquer, mixed media
251 x 152 x 29 cm

Grid (racket), 2013
steel, lacquer, mixed media
251 x 152 x 25 cm

Grid (hat), 2013
steel, lacquer, mixed media
251 x 152 x 26 cm

Untitled (Osaka), 2011
installation view at Grazer Kunstverein 2013
Untitled (Osaka), 2011
installation view at Grazer Kunstverein 2013

Untitled, 2012
47 x 38 x 5 cm 

The Middleburg Curtain, 2011
cotton, dye, steel rail
3 x 10 meters 

Untitled, 2011
steel sections, lacquer, perforated sheet metal, powdercoating, spraypaint, stainless steel bolts and nuts
210 x 645 x 90 centimeters 

installation view of
“People and Events will be the Decoration”
S1 Artspace, Sheffield, GB 

installation view of
“People and Events will be the Decoration”
S1 Artspace, Sheffield, GB 

Untitled, 2011
Cardboard, spraypaint, wood, primer, found ceramic objects
36 150 x 105 centimeters 

installation view at
“Making is Thinking”
Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL, 2011 



Eva Berendes

Born in 1974 in Bonn, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin


  • 1995 – 1998 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München
  • 1999 – 2001 Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Meisterschüler
  • 2001 – 2002 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London MA Fine Art*

Grants / Residencies

  • 2014 Stiftung Kunstfonds
  • 2009 Art Scope, Tokyo, Daimler Foundation Japan
  • 2008/09 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant; New York
  • 2006/07 Else-Heiliger-Fonds, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • 2001/02 ­DAAD-scholarship for postgraduates

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Collages, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
  • 2015 Kunstraum Düsseldorf, two-person exhibition with Ralf Werner, Düsseldorf (DE)
  • Stations, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
  • 2014 Screens & Reliefs, Etage Projects, Kopenhagen (DK)
  • Ancient & Modern, two-person exhibition with Andreas Bunte, London (GB)
  • Autocenter Summer Academy, Berlin, tutor (DE)
  • Conversation: Eva Berendes and Doug Ashford, DURCH, publication by Grazer Kunstverein (AU)
  • Spring/Summer, CRG Gallery, New York, solo exhibition (USA)
  • 2013 ABC, Art Berlin Contemporary, solo with Sommer & Kohl and Jacky Strenz (D)
  • The Near Serendipitous Encounter, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (D)
  • Figures & Routines, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Frankfurt (D)
  • 2012 Eva Berendes, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
  • 2011 The Somerset Curtain, Elisa Platteau & Cie, Brussels (BE)
  • New Reliefs, Ancient & Modern, London (GB)
  • People and Events will be the Decoration, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, (GB)
  • 2010 A veil, a shadow, a bloom, Sommer & Kohl Berlin (D)
  • Eva Berendes & Michael Van den Abeele, Elisa Platteau Gallery, Brussels (BE)
  • 2009 Silk, Grids & Souvenirs, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Frankfurt /Main (D)
  • The Armory Show, New York, solo presentation, Jacky Strenz Galerie (USA)
  • 2008 Eva Berendes / Günter Fruhtrunk, Arndt & Partner, Zürich (CH)
  • New Schubert Pink, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (D)
  • 2007 Ancient & Modern, London (GB)
  • Chess, with Florian Baudrexel, The Reliance, London (GB)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 French Connection_Perspectives on Support/Surface, curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge, Kunstsaele in Berlin (DE)
  • The transparent tortoise shell and the un-ripe umbrella, curated by Louise Briggs, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GB)
  • 2015 Essai sur le don, Kunstverein Schwerin (D)
  • 10 Picks, Representing Space, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
  • Wo ist hier? #2: Raum und Gegenwart, Bildhauerei und Installation seit 2000, Kunstverein Reutlingen (D)
  • Inside the City, Public Space and Free Space, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen (DE)
  • L’oiseau Présente…: Be abstract, Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall (DE)
  • Formal Relations, curated by Kamrooz Aram and Murtaza Vali, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York (USA)
  • Bild und Anpassung, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg (DE)
  • Show Room, curated by It’s our playground, Glassbox, Paris (FR)
  • Neighbours, Whatspace at Studio Grunewald, Ghent (BE)
  • Perpetuum Mobile, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
  • << <    > >> (vol.2), Super Dakota, Brussels (BE)
  • 2014 Grids, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin (DE)
  • Le temps de la rentrée, Sommer & Kohl Berlin (DE)
  • Conversations around Marlow Moss, curated by Andrew Bick and Katrina Blannin, & Model, Leeds (GB)
  • Bild und Anpassung, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt (DE)
  • Screen Play, SWG 3 Gallery, Glasgow (GB)
  • Size Matters, Current Perspecives on Minimalism, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, group exhibition curated by Nathalie Zonnenberg (NL)
  • XXX, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, group exhibition with Michael Hakimi, Gerda Scheepers, Andrea Pichl, Andrea Winkler, Hadley & Maxwell, Andreas Bunte, Florian Balze (DE) (forthcoming)
  • Interrogation Marks in the Unclear Raster, Czech Gallery, Berlin, group exhibition curated by Matyáš Chochola and Alexandr Puškin(DE)
  • 2013 One from None, curated by Nils Emmerichs, Autocenter, Berlin (D)
  • The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein (AU)
  • Cabinet of Threads, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (D)
  • Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (D)
  • 2,3 – 3D, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (D)
  • 2012 Squat #1, by Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling, Paris (FR)
  • Algebraic Topology, Casado Santapau, Madrid (ES)
  • Berlin Non Objective, SNO Centre, Sydney (AUS)
  • Brot & Salz, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (D)
  • Sculpture Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York (USA)
  • A Stepping Stone, curated by SALTS, Autocenter, Berlin (D)
  • 2011 Beyond the fragile geometry of sculpture, curated by Lorenzo Benedetto, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)
  • Eva Berendes, Meiro Koizumi, Hiroe Saeki, Jan Scharrelmann, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP)
  • Beyond Gestaltung, curated by Thomas Thiel, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (D)
  • Bold Tendencies 5, sculpture commission, Car Park Peckham, London (GB)
  • Modernism has two faces…, curated by Sarah Staton and Simon Bill, Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute, Scotland (GB)
  • Madame Realism, curated by Lisette Smits, MARRES, Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht (NL)
  • Der Menschen Klee, curated by Cornelius Quabeck, KIT, Düsseldorf (D)
  • Making is thinking, curated by Zoe Gray, Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)
  • 2010 Construction and its Shadow, curated by Andrew Bick, Leeds Arts Gallery (GB) Between the lines, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex (GB)
  • The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (GB)
  • Elisa Platteau, Brussels (BE)
  • Bilder über Bilder, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Mumok), Wien (AT)
  • The Berlin Box, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx /CCA, Mallorca (ES)
  • 2009 Objects, Furniture, and Patterns, Art Since The Summer of 69, New York (USA)
  • Paper Moon, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (D)
  • The Long Dark, curated by Michelle Cotton, International 3, Manchester, (GB)
  • travelled to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (GB)
  • Drawing Sculpture, Daimler Contemporary Berlin (D)
  • Les formes feminines, Triangle, Marseille (FR)
  • From Yarn to Yucca- A Continuation of the Dialogue Between Abstraction and Figuration, John Connelly Presents, New York (USA)
  • All that is solid melts into air, Part II: The Thing, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, MHKA Antwerp in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen (BE)
  • 2008 rep’e.t’tion, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow (GB)
  • The Eternal Flame, curated by Sabine Schaschl and Burkhard Melzer, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (CH)
  • minimal funktional, Highlights aus der Daimler Kunst Sammlung zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Design, Museum im Kulturspeicher,Würzburg (D)
  • Foreground 08: Intervention/Decoration, curated by Simon Morrissey and Tabitha Clayson, Frome, Somerset (GB)
  • Hase, Krebs und Nachtigall, Galerie Mezzanin (AT)
  • Module Play & Box Promenade, Eva Berendes, Susanne Kohler, Ursula Mayer, Cell Project Space, London (GB)
  • 2007 Eccentric Growth, Eva Berendes Aleana Egan, Anja Schwörer, Galerie Sandra Bürgel,Berlin (D)
  • Strange Weight, curated by Rob Tufnell, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)
  • Minimalism and Applied I, Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, Berlin (D)
  • Back and Forth 1: Otto Boll, Eva Berendes, Matthew Burbidge, Ali Kaaf, Villa Grisebach Gallery, Berlin (D)

Other Projects

  • 2014/15 Sculptural Installation for Dance Project „Synekism/Groove Space“ in collaboration with choreographer Sebastian Matthias, Sophiensaele Berlin touring Gessnerallee Zurich, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg (DE and CH)
  • 2014 Autocenter Summer Academy (DE), Lecturer

Public Collections

  • Daimler Contemporary
  • Collection of Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Collection of European Patent Office


  • Hannah Duguid, Plastic bags and Lucozade cast a magic spell, The Independent, 3 March 2016, p. 44
  • Interview, Tyler Mallison, Contemporary Reflections, COIO, 06/2015
  • Review: Miki Kanai, BT (Bijutsu Techo), Japan, pp 160/1, May 2015
  • Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes/Ralf Werner, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, 2015
  • Review: Screens & Reliefs, Domus, 11 Dec 2014
  • Conversation: Eva Berendes and Doug Ashford, DURCH 12, edited by Maxine Kopsa, published by Grazer Kunstverein, 2014
  • Portrait: Josie Thaddeaus-Johns, Eva Berendes, studio visit, SLEEK Magazine, Winter 2013
  • Monika Khemsurov, Excerpt: Exhibition, Figures & Routines by Eva Berendes at Jacky Strenz Gallery, Sight Unseen, 11 March 2013
  • Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes Figures & Routines,Jacky Strenz Galerie, 2013
  • Catalogue: Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Verlag DIE NEUE SACHLICHKEIT. CH. SCHROER GmbH, Lindlar, 2013
  • Elin Himelfarb, ‘Squat #1’ by Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling, Paris,Wallpaper Magazine, Oct 2012
  • Review: Roger McDonald, Poetics of Space, Artscape Japan, December 2011
  • Critic’s Pick: Simone Menegoi, Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Sculpture, Artforum, November 2011
  • Exhibition booklet: Eva Berendes, People and Events will be the decoration, S1 Artspace, 2011
  • Ebook: Making is thinking, Witte de With, 2011
  • YHBHS Interview: David John, Folding Screens & Paravents, August 6 2010
  • Exhibition booklet: The Long Dark, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2010
  • Exhibition booklet: Between the lines, works by Eva Berendes and Zoe Paul, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex (GB)
  • Riccardo Previdi, Eva Berendes, Ornamento e Delitto, Flash Art, March 2010, p. 68-70
  • Christoph Schütte, Vasen und Krüge in Kunstlandschaft, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Nr. 302, Seite 39, 30 Dec. 2009
  • Martin Vincent, The Long Dark, Art Monthly No 332, Dec- Jan 2009/2010
  • Anna Catharina Gebbers, The NADA Emerging Artist Page, L-Magazine, New York, July 22 ­to August 4, 2009
  • Catalogue: All that is solid melts into air, Five Reflections on Materialist Spirituality in Contemporary Art, MuHKA Antwerp, CultuurcentrumMechelen, 2009
  • Catalogue: Bart Wells Institute. Edited by Luke Gottelier and Francis Uprichard, Dent-de-Leone, 2009
  • Christiane Rekade, What do we do with it ?, Mousse Magazine, Feb/ March 2009
  • Oliver Tepel, Halb/Zeit Half/Time, Checkpoint#6, Sept – Dec 2008
  • Oliver Tepel, Im schönen Nichts ist alles egal, Spex #316, Sept / Okt 2008
  • Colin Glen, Intervention / Decoration, Art Monthly, No 317, June 2008
  • Exhibition booklet: Intervention/ Decoration, Foreground 08, text by Simon Morrissey, 2008
  • Melissa Gronlund, Eva Berendes, Frieze 111, Review, Nov/ Dec 2007
  • Catalogue: Minimalism and Applied I, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, 2007
  • Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Florian Baudrexel, Eva Berendes: Chess, Contemporary Magazine #92, June 2007, p 69
  • Catalogue: Minimalism and After, Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Hatje Cantz Verlag
  • Peter Abs & Oliver Tepel, Listing Best of 2006, Spex #306, No 01-02/2007


Sleek Magazine Josie Thaddeus-Johns March 19, 2014
You Have Been Here Sometime An Interview with Eva Berendes August 01, 2011
ART iT Making is Thinking: An interview with Zoe Gray May 13, 2011
Aesthetica A Reaction to Globalized Production April 13, 2011
Mousse What Do We Do WIth It? February 19, 2009
Frieze November 01, 2007
Contemporary June 01, 2007

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