biography


Born: 1960 Berlin

1982-89 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe in den Klassen von A. von Hancke und H. Antes

1991 Moved to Belgium

Lives and works in Verviers, Belgium & Misaki Machi, Japan

Opened 'Hans Benda Gallery' in March 2011 in Verviers, Belgium.
After six exhibitions and one art fair it became very clear very soon (after just one year) that establishing a
contemporary art-gallery in Verviers is a 'mission impossible'.
I'm much obliged to the wonderful artists Jean-Marie Biwer, Conni Brintzinger, Naoki Funakoshi,
Shigeru Hasegawa, O Jun, Keiko Sadakane, Anne Stangier, Gunter Wessmann and others for their confidence and loyalty.

Hans Benda's Artwork currently available in:
Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York,
Gal. Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe
my studios in Belgium and Japan


SOLO AND TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS


2011
"O JUN MALT GOTT", with O Jun, Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe

2010
"Lodger", Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York

2009
"Bassbara" with Conni Brintzinger, Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe

2008
"Carta Non Nata",with Gunter Wessmann, Goethe Institut Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Like a Plant", M.Y. Art Prospects, New York

2007
"je vais t'expliquer pourquoi le cheval a peur des papillons en foret", T&S gallery & Void +, Tokyo
"Chroma", Galerie S, Aachen, Germany

2006
"Prussian Pink Spice", M.Y. Art Prospects, New York

2004
"Le Vertige", Steph. Marquart & Galerie, Brussels
"Kissing the Ground", M.Y. Art Prospects, New York
"Along the Rivers", Goethe Institut, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003
"O Jun & Hans Benda / Das Wetter", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

2002
"The Seven Secretaries of Radio Atama Verviers", M.Y. Art Prospects, New York

2000
"Distractions Pour Mammiferes", Galerie Fiebach Minninger, Köln
"Sanpo", art SOKO Gallery, Tokyo
"Damniosa Hereditis", Galerie von Tempelhoff, Karlsruhe

1998
"The Empty Frame of Reason", Gallery DEN, Tokyo
"O Jun & Hans Benda - Umi to Yama / The Sea And The Mountain", Art SOKO Gallery, Tokyo

1997
"Tryptichen",Gallery Hilbur, Karlsruhe
"O Jun & Hans Benda - Hans no Niwa / Der Garten des O Jun", Galerie Fiebach Minninger, Köln

1996
"O Jun & Hans Benda - Hans no Niwa / the garden of O Jun", Gallery DEN, Tokyo

1994
"Coincidentia Oppositorum", Rainer Scheerer, Köln

1993
"Neue Bilder", Galerie am Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf

1992
"Bilder & Collagen", Führungsakademie des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
"ln Central European Time", Gal. R. Tittel, Köln


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
"Attempt 3, Hans Benda, Chihiro Mori, Hirofumi Toyama", Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, Japan

2008
"Matsumoto Natsuki, Ohara Nobuhiro, Benda Hans", Gallery Ginza Ichichome, Tokyo

2006
"Nature Morte", Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
"Ankäufe des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe", EnBW, Karlsruhe

2005
"10th Aniversary", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

2001
"S(h)itting in the Mirror" Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Young Germans" Yves Hoffmann Gallery, Paris
"The Drawing Show" M.Y. ART PROSPECTS, New York, NY
"Love You Always/ Love You All Ways" Damasquine Art Gallery, Brussels

2000
"Zukunft Malerei?", Galerie von Tempelhoff, Karlsruhe

1999
Galerie Fiebach Minninger, Köln

1998
"Morphe98" Tokyo-Aoyama & Nansei, Iseshima
"Bildwechsel II/Wand- und Bodenobjekte" Stadtische Gallery, Karlsruhe

1997
"Tryptichen", Galerie Hilbur, Karlsruhe
Westbeth Gallery Kozuka, Nagoya

1996
Galerie am Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf
Westbeth Gallery Kozuka, Nagoya

1995
"Zwei Künstler aus Deutschland", Shiseido Deutschland, Düsseldorf
"Zwei Künstler aus Deutschland", Shiseido Art Space, Tokyo
"Zwei Künstler aus Deutschland", Catalog
Place du Nouveau Marche Aux Graines, Bruxelles

1994
Galerie Hilbur, Karlsruhe

1991
"Semi-Finale", Kunstgarten Galerie, Köln

1990
Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Stangier, Anne "Damniosa Hereditis" exhibition catalog, Gal.von Tempelhoff, Karlsruhe 2000
Fayza Haq, "Going back to realism, Hans Benda exhibition at Goethe Institut," The Daily Star, Jan. 2004
Wessmann, Gunter "Not quite yet" exhibition brochure, Goethe Inst., Dhaka 2004
Glueck, Grace "Hans Benda: Kissing the ground" New York Times, Art in review, May 14 2000
Peinhardt-Franke "Es lebe die totgesagte Malerei" Aachener Nachrichten, Aachen 2007
Matsumoto, Natsuki "Portrait of painting" exhibition brochure, void +, Tokyo 2007
Conner, Jill "Realist's memory" exhibition catalog, M.Y.Art Prospects, New York 2008