Peter Welz

Peter Welz was born in Lauingen (D) in 1972, he lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (1993-1995), at the Cooper Union in New York (1997) and at the Chelsea School of Art in London (1995-1998). Since the beginning of the 2000s, through new technologies, he opens up an unprecedented kinetic perspective in the plastic arts thanks to multimedia choreographic installations in continuous movement between sculpture, painting, video, art and dance. The meeting with William Forsythe, a leading figure in contemporary dance, is significant. A perfect combination that gives life to a multimedia choreographic work: the human body harmonizes, intersects and fits perfectly between the essentiality of sinuous and harmonious lines, which are expressions of the artist.

Peter Welz’s personal exhibitions have been showed in important institutions such as: Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern (2010), National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2009), Museum für Moderne Kunst Weserburg, Bremen (2008), Museum für Gegenwartskuns, Hamburg (2007), Musée du Louvre, Paris (2006), The Renaissance Society, Chicago and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar (2005), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004), Goethe Institute, St. Petersburg (2003).

Among the collective exhibitions in institutions we mention: Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo (2018), Le Tripostal, Lille (2017), La Cinémathèque Française, Paris (2015), Museum für Moderne Kunst Weserburg, Bremen (2014, 2008), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2013), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2011), Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg (2010), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2007), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2005), Vincent van Gogh Institute, Venray (2002), ICA Institute for Contemporary Arts, London (2001).

The collaboration of Peter Welz with Galleria Fumagalli began in 2005 with the participation in the collective exhibition “VISIONI, 20 artists in Sant’Agostino” in Bergamo. It continues in 2009 with the presentation of the first solo show in the gallery, in 2014 with the exhibition “Portraits | Installations” and in 2016 with “Portrait Malaparte”, the latter one set up in the new gallery location in Milan.