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Ephemeral Moments

Today, the contemporary picture is an intermediate stop between various sign processes in which it lets itself be conveyed and from the conveyance of which it comes: a relay between states of signs and designation procedures.
It exists as an ephemeral moment between processes of transformation: as something that is not only conveyed, but which comes from the conveyance and is that which is conveyed.
The picture has become the cache and the clipboard; it brings forth as enduring that which otherwise often disappears in production.
Anne Wölk's pictorial explorations illustrate that, in this context, painting can therefore no longer only concern itself self-referentially with its own medium and its own history. Instead, it looks out from its interim storage to other media and sign production procedures, which it seizes and thus brings their original mediality into question.
Anne Wölk's paintings can be divided into various picture levels with different narrative structures, for which she adopted signs and procedures from street art and photorealism, and decorative elements from the world of fashion, among others. At the same time, pictorial styles are juxtaposed so that they shift the works between realism and abstraction, between reality and fiction.
In Fusion (2010/11), for example, circular line layouts are combined with a diagonal and horizontal lineament and their geometry is reminiscent of the picture compositions of the constructivists. These variations are complemented by floral and ornamental shapes. A kind of frieze of shadowy figures can be seen on the horizon, next to throw-ups from the image repertoire of graffiti. Underneath this frieze, irregular, abstract colour gradients are arranged. Photo-realistic-looking birch trunks with their irregular yet ornamental-looking surface structures, occasionally decorated with tags,
frame the events in the picture.
Anne Wölk's painting is often made up of influences from moderns film myths. According to the artist herself, in this respect she is quoting the ecstatic, fast-paced poetry of Albert Ostermaier.
"I am particularly engaged by his expressive metropolis poems from the Hardcore volume of poems. For me, it'ss about a conception of the landscape as a fantastical narrative, in which the simultaneity of Romanticism and Utopia become perceptible. For other models, I turn to pictures and stories from Russian fairy tales, but also film stills and literature from the science fiction genre, such as Solaris by Stanislaw Lem."
With her painting, Anne Wölk demonstrates that the cognitive images we as observers are constantly storing and accessing, and to which our perceptual experiences adapt, are constantly changing and influencing each other. Every day, the visual is conveyed as a cultural code through the mass media, depictions, and signs in the urban space. 

Oliver Zybok, 2013 

Works

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Midsummer Clouds, 2016, pastel, Gray and Colouring pencils on paper, 28 x 38,5 cm
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air, 2014, Oil, acrylic and aerosol  on canvas, 49 x 49 cm, 19.3 × 19.3  inch
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Perfect morning, 2013, Mixed media (oil, acrylic and aerosol) on canvas, 87 × 80 cm, 34.3 × 31.5 inch
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Cloud Ceiling, 2013, Mixed media (oil, acrylic and aerosol) on canvas,100 x 100 cm, 39.4 × 39.4 inch
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Clouds, 2014, aerosol & crayon on paper, 70 x 100 cm; 27,6 x 39,4 inch
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Red Forest Chernobyl, 2016, 66,5 x 46 cm, ink on paper
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Young's weeping birch (at Soviet War Memorial Berlin), 29 x 24,5 cm, ink on paper, 2016
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untitled, 2012, pencil and copy paper on paper, 55 × 28 cm, 21.7 × 11 inch
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untitled, 2014, pencil, crayon, felt-tip pen and fineliner on paper, 38 × 38 cm, 15 × 15 inch
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untitled, 2012, pencil, crayon, felt-tip pen and fineliner on paper, 38 × 38 cm, 15 × 15 inch
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untitled, 2012, pencil, crayon, felt-tip pen and fineliner on paper, 31 × 31 cm, 12.2 × 12.2 inch
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untitled, 2012, pencil, crayon, felt-tip pen and fineliner on paper, 31 × 31 cm, 12.2 × 12.2 inch
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Night falls., 2014, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 40 × 40 cm, 15.8 × 15.8 inch
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Moonlight Sonata, 2013, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on fabric, 200 × 250 cm, 78.7 × 98.4 inch
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Hexagon, 2012, Oil, acrylic and aerosol) on canvas, 189 × 181 cm, 74.4 × 71.2 inch
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Phantasmagoria in two, 2013, Mixed media (oil, acrylic and aerosol) on canvas, 170 x 118,5 cm, 66.93 x 46.65 inch
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Ape, 2014, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 70 × 60 cm, 27.6 × 23.6 inch
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Styx, 2013, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 250 × 200 cm, 98.4 × 78.7 inch
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Transform fault, 2010, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 49 × 49 cm, 19.3 × 19.3 inch
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Lily Pond, 2012, Oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 49 × 49 cm, 19.3 × 19.3 inch
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Installation view, 2013, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
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Installation view, 2011, "On Painting", Ghyczy, Berlin, Germany
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Installation view, Miami Art Week 2014, "In Response", Audrey Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, USA
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Installation view, 2012, Swab Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
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Installation view, 2011, Art Karlsruhe, Germany
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Installation view, 2008, Dina4 Projekte, Berlin, Germany

1982 born in Jena, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

Professional (workshops, lectures) 

since 08/2013 senior teacher, Painting faculty
Jugendkunstschule Pankow, Berlin, Germany 

Education 

2008-2009
·Master of Fine Arts, The School of Art and Design Berlin, Germany
(master class student, mentoring program of Prof. Antje Majewski)
2004-2007
·Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of Art and Design Berlin, Germany
Painting faculty, class of Prof. Katharina Grosse and Prof. Antje Majewski
2006
·Chelsea College of Fine Art and Design, London, UK
Sculpture faculty, class of Gerald Wilson
·research studies in Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan
2001-2004
·Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Fine Arts Burg Giebichenstein,
Halle, Germany, Painting faculty, class of Prof. Ute Pleuger

Grants

2014
·Art Embassy Artist-in-Residence grant in Goriska Brda, Slovenia
awarded by the German Embassy, Ljubljana
·Alpine Fellowship, residential art program, Aldourie Castle, Scotland, UK
2013
·Category Award, Art Takes Paris; hosted by See.Me, New York, USA
2012
·Feldforschung in situ, artist in residence, Bodensee Art Fund, Germany
·Catalogue Grant from Union Investment Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2011
·Grand Prize (1st Place), Papirmasse, Montréal, Canada
2008
·artist in residence, Kunstverein Werkstatt Plettenberg, Germany
·scholarship of Marianne Ingenwerth-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
2006
·Erasmus scholarship, 4-month student exchange program,
Chelsea College of Fine Art and Design, London
2004-2008
·scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Bonn
(National scholarship award), Germany
2001
·1st Place Painting, 9th federal states exhibition of Thuringia, Erfurt, Germany 

Shortlisted 

2015
·Round 2 Showcase Winner, ArtSlant competition, USA
2014
·Finalist, International Artist Juried Competition,
Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
·Round 6 Showcase Winner, ArtSlant competition, USA
2013
·Finalist XV I. Call F.Y.A., LUIS ADELANTADO Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2012
·Finalist Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship, Bordeaux, France
·Finalist XIV I. Call F.Y.A., LUIS ADELANTADO Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2011
·Shortlist. Art Takes Miami, hosted by see.me, New York, USA
·Shortlist. Mysteries, Beers Contempory, London, UK
2008
·Shortlist. Eberhard-Dietzsch Award, Geraer Bank eG, Gera, Germany

Exhibitions

( cat. = catalogue, solo = soloshow)

2016
·Starz, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
·Anne Wölk & Klemen Brun, Ambassador´s Residence, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015
·Painted Surface, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
·XVII Call, Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
·Stadtspaziergang ifa-Galerie Berlin, in cooperation with Elfi Müller,
Gallery Weekend, Galerienrundgang Mitte
·The Antimatter Factory, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin, Germany,
·Through the looking-glass, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China,
·Small Faces Large Sizes, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art,
Istanbul,Turkey

2014
·In Response, Audrey Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL, USA
·PLAN.OPEN. Neo Craft, Arebyte Gallery, London, UK
·Paperworks, Art Circle - Art house Scurek, Goriska/Brda, Slovenia (solo)
·Final Residency Exhibition, Art Embassy of Germany, Goriska/Brda, Slovenia
·OBSESSION: Love, Ritual, Collection, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK, curated by Charlotte Meddings
·Auftakt-Prelude, Kunstsalon Villa Artista,
curated by Georg Trivisas & Sascha Windolph, Hannover, Germany
·Finalists Exhibition 2014, International Artist Juried Competition,
Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan, (cat)
·Art Takes Paris - Finalists Exhibition, see.me gallery space,
26-19 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, New York, USA
·The Sketchbook Project, Miami Beach
Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, FL, USA
·Gemeinsame Nenner Nr.1 Hanami, double show: Lada Cerar & Anne Wölk, Private View by Maja Skerbot - Platform for Contemporary Art Projects,
Berlin, Germany

2013
·The Fiction Project, Verse on Paper Project & a selection of the Sketchbook Project 2011, The Mobile Library at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, New York, USA
·Come home in Accra, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana
·Betonrot Add one, arthouse SECONDroom, Antwerp, Belgium
·Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, USA
·Desert Tavern Berlin, Atelierhaus Prenzlauer Promenade, Berlin, Germany ·Affordable Art, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, USA
·Love Will Destroy Us In The End, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, (cat.) ·Kommen Sie nach Hause, curated by Steff Adams,
Gereonswall, Cologne, Germany
·Alienation/ Estrangement, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art,
Istanbul, Turkey

2012
·Plausible Dreams, Interesting Fears, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
·A Landmark & A Mission, best of Sketchbook Project mobile library tour;
Pittsburgh Art Walk, Pittsburgh, PA; RoosRoast - Ann Arbor; Wade Oval,
Cleveland, OH, USA
·Feldforschung in situ. Anne Wölk, Bodensee Art Fund,
Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany (solo)
·This Is Hardcore, Shanghai Business Center, Potsdam, Germany
·I'M SORRY. I DID NOT RECOGNIZE YOU!, Port Art Gallery,
Ankara, Turkey, (cat.)
·My Place, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Germany, (cat.)
·Home Office of the Fan Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London, UK
·Formation, PLAN.OPEN, Arbeit Gallery, London, UK
·Beautiful!, Private View by Maja Skerbot - Platform for Contemporary
Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
·Re:Rotterdam, double show: Melissa Steckbauer & Anne Wölk, Netherlands
·Postcards from the Edge, Cheim & Read, New York, USA

2011
·Slideluck Berlin IV, .HBC, Berlin, Germany
·Snowball Effect, Kaleidoskop, Berlin, Germany
·Realismus, orth für aktuelle Kunst, Aulich Merkle Stiftung,
Offenbach am Main, Germany, (cat.)
·Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
·A drawback, curated by Witte Wartena, Atelierhof Kreuzberg,
Berlin, Germany, (cat.)
·Technology won't save us, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, (cat.)
·On Painting, Ghyczy, BSA, Berlin, Germany
·Young European Landscape, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark (cat.)
·Urlaub in Berlin, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
·Peep Show, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany
·Krieg im Frieden, Kunstpavillon, Munich, Germany, (cat.)
·FITAX 1500, GRIMMUSEUM, Tupajumi foundation, Berlin, Germany
·The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York, Sketchbook Project
mobile library tour; Austin Museum of Art, SPACE Gallery, The Granite Room,
Tranformer Gallery Full Sail University, Form/Space Atelier,
111 Minna Gallery, USA
·Young European Landscape, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany (cat.)
·Elemente, double show: Anke Gesell & Anne Wölk,
Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
·Realismus, Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, Germany (cat.)
·Lost, Galerie im Park, Bremen, Germany

2010
·A HARD RAIN'S GONNA FALL, BSA Showroom, Berlin, Germany
·Something For Everyone, Private View by Maja Skerbot - Platform for
Contemporary Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
·Lyrics, Galerija EX ARTE, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
·participation in the New Museum editorial project, organised by Latitudes,
"The Last -Newspaper", New Museum, New York, USA
·D12/ Dirty Dozen, Alter Ego archive, invited by Despina Stokou,
Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
·Die Kunst der Natur ist die Natur der Kunst, Künstlerverein Walkmühle,
Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
·A Communist Gala, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, USA

2009
·CHRISTMAS PALM, Freies Museum Berlin, the Absence of Art, Germany
·DOUBLE-SELF, Galerie Braun-Falco, Munich, Germany (solo)
·Young Art Promotion Project, Galerie Zulauf, Freinsheim, Germany
·Watchlist 10, JKB Temporary, Berlin, Germany
·Masters Degree Show 09, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
·Zirkus Minimus, Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin, Germany

2008
·Kleinere Arbeiten, raum500, Munich, Germany
·Horizons, Gallery Adlergasse, Kulturverein riesa efau,
Dresden, Germany (solo)
·Highlights of German Academies, Dina4 Projekte, Berlin, Germany
·Eberhard-Dietzsch Award, Geraer Bank eG, Gera, Germany (cat.)
·Tag und Nacht, Kunstverein Werkstatt Plettenberg, Germany (solo)
·Utopia of Space, Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts,
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republik
·Quotes - The Art of Allusion, Vonderbank Artgalleries, Berlin, Germany

2007
·Selection 2007, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
·Signale, Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
·Zeichen und Zeichnung, Project Space Ackerstrasse 18, Berlin, Germany
·Night Ice, double show: Nadine Wölk & Anne Wölk, Linda,
Kunst- und Kulturverein, Hamburg, Germany
·Life Spotting, Vonderbank Artgalleries Berlin, Germany
·Vier von Babylon, Galerie Bruckmühl, Bruckmühl, Germany

2006
·Open Source, raum 500, Munich, Germany
·Berlin Night, Super-Deluxe-Club, Tokyo, Japan
·Like my Fire, double show: Nadine Wölk & Anne Wölk,
Freiraum05 Dresden, Germany
·sculpture class of Gerald Wilson, Triangle Space,
Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

2005
·Be careful in the Forest - Broken Glass and Rusty Nails..,
raum 500, Munich, Germany
·Inhaltsverzeichnis, Castle Lanke, Lanke near Berlin, Germany
·Mysterium Kunst, Nord-Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany

Art Fairs (Selection)

2014
·Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
2012
·Swab Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
·Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
·Re:Rotterdam, Netherlands
2011
·Art Karlsruhe, Germany
·AAF Milano, Italy
2008
·KIAF Seoul, South Korea
2007
·Viennafair, Vienna, Austria
·Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey
·KIAF Seoul, South Korea
2006
·Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey

Collections

Proje 4L, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA
Max Winzer Art Collection, Coburg, Germany
Andreas Wagner Art Collection, Dresden, Germany

and other private collections (Breisach, Berlin, Brüssel, Istanbul, London...)

Bibliography

PUBLICATIONS 2011 - 2015 (Selection):

Catalogues:

2015
·February, Artist Monograph, Anne Wölk, paintings & drawings, 52 pages,
German-English, 52 pages, epubli GmbH Berlin, ISBN 978-3-7375-2575-6
2014
·April, The Finalists, International Artist Juried Competition,
Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
2013
·March, Love will destroy us in the end, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
·January, The New Collectors Book, New York, USA
2012
·December, Lust auf Kunst, Jahresgaben Bodensee Art Fund, Germany
·May, MyPlace, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld,
catalogue (Kettler Verlag), Germany
2011
·December, Art Takes Miami, 2011 edition, Artists Wanted New York, USA
·November, Krieg im Frieden, VBK Bavaria Munich, Germany, page 35
·September, A drawback, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, catalogue, page 22-23
·September, Technology won't save us, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey,
catalogue, page 48-51
·May, Edition S 36, DSV Kunst Kontor, Stuttgart, catalogue, page 30-31
·March, Young European Landscape, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin &
Galerie Wolfsen Aalborg Denmark, catalogue, Page 8
·January/October, Realismus, orth für aktuelle Kunst and Galerie Epikur,
catalogue, page 79-85

Art Magazines:

2015
·Paint Pulse Magazine, Issue 1, printed art magazine, cover story,
Painting focus, based in Boston, USA, founded in 2014 by Lauren Coulson
2013
·ARTiculAction, International art publication, May issue
2012
·Scrapped Magazine, New York, USA, "Hit It.", issue 1
2011
·Rooms Magazine, London, Great Britain, December, issue 7, page 40-41
·Artist actual, Istanbul, Turkey, November, page 68-69
·Papirmasse, Montréal, Canada, September Postcard issue
·PIECRUST Magazine, St. Louis, USA, September, First Issue, page 42
·HESA Inprint, Finnish Art Magazine, May, Issue 4, page 10-11
·Park artmagazine 02, Portuguese Art Magazine, March, Issue 2, page 36-39

Art Blogs:

2014
·Anne Wölk - Outskirts, kiosk of democracy, by Sascha Windolph,
http://kioskderdemokratie.blogspot.de/2014/05/outskirts-anne-wolk
-germany.html
2013
·Anne Wölk on Artist A Day, http://artistaday.com, Atlanta, USA,
http://artistaday.com/?p=17353
2012
·Werk der Woche - Anne Wölk, www.freundederkuenste.de,
Dusseldorf, Germany, http://www.freundederkuenste.de/
galerie/werk-der-woche.html
·The 22 Magazine, blog post, New York, USA, (May 2012),
http://the22magazine.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/anne-wolk
·Featured Artist Interview: Get to Know Anne Wölk
HI.LITE.HEAD, USA, (January 2012)
2011
·HI.LITE.HEAD, USA, (October 2011), neon-memories
·Fecal Face, USA, (September 2011) Mini Interview
·Papirmasse, Canada, (September 2011) "Artist Interview",
http://papirmasse.com/art/2011/postcard-artist-6-anne-wolk
·Beautiful Decay, USA, (August 2011),
http://beautifuldecay.com/2011/08/16/anne-wolk/
·Artports, Germany, (July 2011) "ARTIST OF THE WEEK",
(July 15 - July 21, 2011), http://www.artports.com/kuenstlertipp.php

Newspapers

·Lindauer Zeitung, Bayerischer Bodensee, Germany, (September 2011),
Zweite BAF-Stipendiatin heißt Anne Wölk"
·op-online, Germany, (October 2011), "Zwischen Schein und Sein",
by Carsten Möller, http://tinyurl.com/cl95rf7
·Kultiversum, Germany, (March 2011), Die Kulturplattform,
Young European Landscape, http://tinyurl.com/5uy3auj
·Weserkurier, Germany, (Februar 2011), Romantisch: Ausstellung in der
Galerie am Park, by Dieter Bergemann
·Kreiszeitung Bremen, Germany, (Februar 2011), Rückzug als Befreiung,
by Rainer Beßling, http://www.kreiszeitung.de
·Mittelbayrische Kreiszeitung, Germany, (Februar 2011),
·"Wenn das Eismeer langsam schmilzt", by Gabriele Mayer,
http://tinyurl.com/ca2nygw

annewoelk
Anne Wölk
born 1982
in Jena (Germany)
lives and works in Berlin
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Group Show
STARZ
Curated by: Carla Fache
Alfa Gallery
1627 Brickell Ave
Miami, Florida 33129 

Thursday 19th May - Friday 30th September
Opening:  
Thursday 19th May 18:00 - 21:00

Wayne Adams
Victor Mahana
Rodolfo Edwards
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Carla Fache
Anne Wölk
Claudia López-Diez

Catalogues:
2015
'Artist Monograph'

16 February, 2015

Anne Wölk , paintings & drawings, 52 pages, German-English, 52 pages, epubli GmbH Berlin, ISBN 978-3-7375-2575-6

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2014
April, ‘The Finalists‘, International Artist Juried Competition, Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
2013
March, ‘Love will destroy us in the end‘, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
January, The New Collectors Book, New York, USA
2012
December, ‘Lust auf Kunst‘, Jahresgaben Bodensee Art Fund, Germany
May, ‘MyPlace‘, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, catalogue (Kettler Verlag), Germany
2011
December, ‘Art Takes Miami‘, 2011 edition, Artists Wanted New York, USA
November, ‘Krieg im Frieden‘, VBK Bavaria Munich, Germany, page 35
September, ‘A drawback‘, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, catalogue, page 22-23
September, ‘Technology won‘t save us‘, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, catalogue, page 48-51
May, ‘edition S 36‘, DSV Kunst Kontor, Stuttgart, catalogue, page 30-31
March, ‘Young European Landscape‘, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Galerie Wolfsen Aalborg Denmark, catalogue, Page 8
January/October, ‘Realismus‘, orth für aktuelle Kunst and Galerie Epikur, catalogue, page 79-85