Marc Schmitz

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Marc Schmitz (born 1963 in Hamburg) is German artist and curator living in Berlin and Ulaanbaatar.

Life and education[edit]

Marc Schmitz studied philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the Free University of Berlin, Germany and multimedia at the Media Academy in Berlin..


On the occasion of the Busan Biennial in South Korea (2004), Schmitz developed a walk-in sculpture that allowed for a new and unusual experience of space within a vibrant environment. He received support from institutions including the Goethe Institute, the Art Council Korea and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Among other awards, he has received the first prize for Art For Expo 2000 World Expo in Hanover, Germany, the special prize of the jury at the 10th Cairo Biennial and the Turgut Pura Art Prize at the Museum of Sculpture Izmir 2012. In 2006, Marc Schmitz initiated the Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, Land Art Mongolia LAM 360° and serves as artistic director since 2010.[1]

Solo exhibitions (selected)[edit]

  • 2005 Ulaanbaatar project Spaces N° 2; Mongolia
  • 2006 Kai Hilgemann Gallery, Berlin - Spaces-
  • 2008 Zendai MOMA Shanghai[2]
  • 2009 Spaces N° 5, National Academy of Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan[3]
  • Geumgang Nature Art Biennial, Gongju museum, South Korea[4]
  • 2010 Berlin Frames[5] - A Non Linear Perspective Perth Concert Hall, Australia[6]
  • 2011 EDEN Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin
  • 2012 Galerie am Damm, Dresden
  • Museo de Arquitectura Leopold Rother, Bogotá
  • 2013 Moproo Shanghai[citation needed]
  • 2014 Goethe Institut Hong Kong
  • 2015 ECLIPSE, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China[7]
  • 2017 Kinosho Kikaku Contemporary, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018 Ding Shun Arts Museum,[8] Pingnan, Fujian China

Group exhibitions (selected)[edit]

  • 2004 Busan Biennial, South Korea
  • 2005 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing China
  • 2007 10th International Cairo Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo Egypt
  • 2010 Land Art Biennial, Mongolia 360°[9] Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar
  • Art Center Koldo, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2010[10]
  • 2012 Creative Cities, Olympic Fine Arts, The Barbican Center, London
  • Turgut Pura Art Prize, Sculpture & Paintings Museum, Izmir, Turkey
  • Art Ignites Life, Hongqiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
  • 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus Denmark
  • Il Palazzo Eciclopedico, 55. Venice Biennale Swatch booth[11]
  • 2014 FACES & TRACES, Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai
  • Land Art Mongolia, 3rd Biennial
  • Galerie Seitz & Partner (with Wong Shun Kit)
  • 2015 Nakanojo Biennale,[12] Japan
  • 56. Venice Biennial, Palazzo Zorzi[13]
  • TRIO Bienal, Rio de Janeiro[14]
  • Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 2016 Marrakech Biennale 6
  • Bienal de Muralismo y Arte Público de Colombia, Cali, Colombia
  • 2017 Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone UK
  • Jeju Biennale, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju-do, South-Korea
  • 2018 Bangkok Art Biennale,[15] Bangkok BACC, Thailand


  • National Museum of China
  • Swatch Collection Shanghai
  • Klier & Ott Berlin
  • WSI N.Y.


  • Folkestone Triennial 2017, Engl. (2017) ISBN 978-1-78808-871-8
  • Jeju Biennale 2017, Tourism Kor. Engl. (2017) ISBN 979-11-953887-1-4
  • Marc Schmitz, The paintings, Zuid Limburg / London (2014) ISBN 978-0-9573593-14
  • Shifiting Gravity, World Biennale Forum, Gwangju Biennale, Hatje Cantz,(2013) ISBN 978-3-7757-3693-0
  • Land Art Mongolia 360°, 2nd Land Art Biennial, Engl. /Mng. (2012)
  • A Non Linear Perspective, Engl. Perth, WA (2010)[16]
  • Land Art New Mexico, Radius Books, Engl.(2010) ISBN 978-1-934435-17-5
  • Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Engl. /Kor.(2009) ISBN 978-89-93531-11-4
  • Intrude Art & Life, Zendai MOMA Shanghai, Engl. /Chin. (2008)
  • In Transition Cyprus (Engl.) 2007 ISBN 978-9963-8932-1-8
  • 10th Cairo Int. Biennale, Arab. /Engl. (2006) Land Art Mongolia 2006, Mng. /Engl. (2006)
  • 2nd Beijing int. Art Biennale, Chin. /Engl. (2005) ISBN 7-102-03459-8
  • File 2004, Engl. /Port. São Paulo (2004) ISBN 85-89730-02-6 File 2003, Engl. /Port. São Paulo (2003)
  • Expomat, Zürich Ger. (2002) ISBN 3-905509-41-5


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