Madeleine Boschan

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Madeleine Boschan (*1979 in Germany) is a german artist.


Madeleine Boschan studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig from 2000–2006; where she was taught by John Armleder.

Since 2010 she has participated in numerous institutional exhibitions throughout Europe and North America focusing on: artistic strategies dealing with preconditioned role-models and relationships of people, everyday objects or readymades, furniture and architecture,[1] as well as new tendencies of Abstract art,[2] contemporary art from Berlin or Germany,[3] and the interdisciplinary impact of the Cabinet of curiosities on contemporary thinking, science and exhibition practice.[4]

In 2011, she took part as artist in residence and lecturer in the Manchester-wide festival Merzman: Kurt Schwitters in the North West, celebrating the legacy and influence of German artist Kurt Schwitters.[5] She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Madeleine Boschan builds her sculptures from found material. These objets trouvés are modified, reassembled and brought in relation with each other by colour interventions.[6] The different components lose their common value of utilization. With their machine-like appearance her sculptures seem to suggest expedience, still, they inhere in a kind of defunctionalised dissociation – as do indigenous fetishes or desolate and disused apparatus.[7]

Solo exhibitions[edit]


Partance, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria


in which its gaze, bent merely on itself, upholds and gleams, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Escapement (with Andy Hope 1930), Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany
Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Germany
or am I seduced by its ambient mauve, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Germany
what´s wrong with your eyes, Larry, Berlin, Germany


Technicolor: a) Feld, b) Fläche, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany
Capri, Vitamin, Reutlingen, Germany
Deal with ´em, Jagla, Köln, Germany


Closed Space Stories, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Don't you wonder sometimes ’bout sound and vision, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim, Germany
Say a body. Where none. Say a place. Where none. For the body. To be in., Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Scope = immeasurable, Einraumhaus, Mannheim, Germany
Anwesenheit unerreichbarer Bezugspunkte, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria


An open Field, a Factory, a By-pass, Gloria, Berlin, Germany


Kayfabe, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria
RoidRage, Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany
Niteflix, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany


Kalt, modern und teuer, Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany
Cosmic Camping, Appartement, Berlin, Germany

Group exhibitions[edit]


Zehn Jahre Zürich, Galerie Lange + Pult, Zurich, Switzerland
Lob des Schattens (Italienischer Raum), Marc Strauss Gallery New York City, US
Modern sculpture, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain
Artists´Books for Everything, Weserburg | Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
Berlin-Klondyke, Umetnostna Galereija Maribor, Maribor, Slowenia
Three, two, one, Abbot Kinney, Venice, US
The Gift Collection, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria


Enea, Jona, Switzerland
Moby Dick Filets, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Welt am Rand, Kunsthaus Erfurt
bedsitter, Mirante, Vienna, Austria
Still Still Life, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria


Wo ist hier?# 2: Raum und Gegenwart, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Germany
Enea, Jona, Switzerland
18, Galerija Contra, Zagreb, Slovenia
Vanitas extended, Stedelijk Museum, Ypres, Belgium
Standard International – Post Spatial Devices No. II, Geisberg, Berlin, Germany
Berliner Edition, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Leipziger Edition, Kulturforum Altenkamp, Schloss Holte–Stukenbrock, Germany
Caritatis, Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria


Luggage and observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
Psycho Killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?, Galerie Börgmann, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Present, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


Publications, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria
Berlin Klondyke, Hipp Halle, Gmunden, Austria
Novecento mai visto. Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection. From Albers to Warhol to now, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy
The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany


Accelerating toward Apocalypse (Private / Corporate VII), Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Gare de l'Est, Esslinger Kunstverein, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
En désordre, Philara – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Berlin Klondyke, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Gentle Giants II, Kwadrat, Berlin, Germany
Abstract confusion, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Status. Berlin (1), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Black Oriental, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria
Eine Frau, ein Baum, eine Kuh, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany


Based in Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Klondyke, Art Center, Los Angeles, U.S.
Synecdoche, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Abstract confusion, Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Private and public collections[edit]

Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
Philara – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany

External links[edit]

Madeleine Boschan
Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria
Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Galerie Lange + Pult, Zurich, Switzerland
Madeleine Boschan on


  1. ^ e.g. Es gibt … There is … Reflexionen aus einem beschädigten Leben? Reflections from a damaged Life?, b-05 Montabaur (, May 15 – September 16, 2012
  2. ^ e.g. Abstract confusion, b-05 Montabaur (, Kunstverein Ulm (, Neue Galerie Gladbeck (, and Kunsthalle Erfurt (, May 2011 – June 2012
  3. ^ e.g. Based in Berlin (, June 8 – July 24, 2011; see also: Based in Berlin, ed. Kulturprojekte Berlin, Walther König, Cologne 2011, pp. 82-83 as well as Gesine Borcherdt, Berlins wahre Kunsthalle,, 18.03.2013
  4. ^ e.g. Wunderkammer, Autocenter Berlin (, September 7 – 22, 2012
  5. ^ see: as well as
  6. ^ see: "Madeleine Boschan", in: Berlin. Status (1), ed. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kettler, Bönen 2012, pp. 26-29 as well as: Renate Wiehager, Madeleine Boschan, in: Accelerating toward Apocalypse (Private / Corporate VII) – The Doron Sebbag Art Collection Tel Aviv and the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart / Berlin 2012, pp. 98-101
  7. ^ see: Jeni Fulton, Madeleine Boschan – The rise of machines in sculptures, in: Sleek Magazine, vol. 37, Spring 2013, pp 110-111 as well as Ivona Jelcic, Technoide Wesen vom anderen Stern – Madeleine Boschan in der Galerie Bernd Kugler, Tiroler Tageszeitung, 04.10.2011