Biographie

Jörg Kraus, born in 1963, studied cultural studies in Tübingen and Paris and in parallel received his artistic training at the Drawing Institute of the University of Tübingen. In his professional life he has always moved in different spheres and has been interested in the exchange processes between these spheres. This includes his own art production but also art education in museums. This includes the technology and knowledge transfer as an exchange between science and society within the institution of the university. He has investigated cultural notions of borders and transitions, in particular through the motifs of „witches“, „masks“ and „inverted worlds“. He enjoys working on larger themes and projects and uses a variety of techniques. Photographic methods have been in the foreground for some time. Jörg Kraus lives in Heidelberg and is represented by the Petra Kern Gallery.

Curriculum Vitae

*1963

LIVES / WORKS
Heidelberg, Germany

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Petra Kern, Heidelberg, Germany

EDUCATION
Tübingen/Paris – Master of Cultural Studies
Tübingen/Köln – Drawing Institute of the University/Painting with Peter Valentiner
Tübingen/Heidelberg – PhD Cultural Studies

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Exhibitions/guided tours in various museums (1994-1996)
University of Heidelberg, Establishment of the knowledge and technology transfer departments, since 1997 (part time)

LANGUAGES
German, English, French

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (* indicates publication)
2016 Maison Heinrich Heine, Denkbilder, Paris, France
2019 Heiliggeist Kirche, Windows and Crossroads, Heidelberg, Germany*

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (* indicates publication)
1991 StallhalleANDERS ART IG, Rottweil, Germany
1992 Schloß Heidelberg, Walwelten-Weltwunden, Heidelberg, Germany
1997 Rheinmain University of Applied Sciences, Müllkultura 97, Wiesbaden, Germany
1997 Botanic Garden of Bonn University, Art d’Eco, Germany
2016 Kunstverein Ladenburg, Grenzen überschreiten, Ladenburg, Germany
2017 University of Heidelberg (Interdisz.Kolloquium Leiblichkeit und Weltbezug. Gestaltung – Eingriff – Resonanz ), Menschen und Grenzen (Präsentation), Heidelberg, Germany
2017 Galerie Forum Türck, Kunstsommer, Nürtingen, Germany
2017 Galerie Kerstan, Foto Sommer, Stuttgart, Germany
2017 Elisabethtown College, Peacemaking, Elisabethtown, USA
2017 Art Fair Paratissima, Turin, Italiy
2017 Kunstverein Ladenburg, Der Zauberlehrling, Ladenburg, Germany
2017 Galerie Kerstan, Merry Christmas , Stuttgart, Germany*
2017 Badischer Kunstverein, Mitgliederausstellung, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 Galerie Kultur am Kelternberg, Stadt_Land_Fluss, Vaihingen (Stuttgart), Germany
2018 ARTe Sindelfingen, [Kun:st] Preis 2018, (Kategorie Fotografie), Sindelfingen, Germany
2018 Kunstverein Ladenburg, Ich habe meine Sprache gefunden, Ladenburg, Germany
2018 Galerie BonArThe, Merry Christmas, Bad Rappenau, Germany
2018 Amtsgericht, Vernetzung, Stuttgart, Germany
2018 Badischer Kunstverein, Mitgliederausstellung, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 ARTe Sindelfingen, Blue Harmony, Sindelfingen, Germany
2019 Galerie [KUN:ST] Quartier, Fotografie, Leonberg, Germany
2019 Kobenhavnske Kunstnere, Memento Mori, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019 Galerie Petra Kern , Kunstberührt, Mannheim, Germany*
2019 Art Fair ARTe Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2019 sche Fabrik , Zwischen Abbild und Abstraktion, Geisenheim, Germany
2019 Galerie des [KUN:ST] Quartier, Merry Christmas, Leonberg, Germany*
2020 Art Fair Art Karlsruhe (with Galerie Petra Kern), Karlsruhe, Germany*
2020 Kunstraum Boeckercontemporary (virtuell), OnlineOnly, Heidelberg, Germany
2020 FEA 11 (with Galerie Petra Kern), Sichtbarkeiten, Heidelberg, Germany
2020 Galerie Petra Kern, Im Dialog bleiben, Mannheim, Germany
2020 Artfair Mannheim (virtuel exhibition with Galerie Petra Kern), Mannheim, Germany
2020 Global Young Faculty/UA Ruhr, Grenzüberschreitungen, Bochum, Germany*
2020 Kunstsalon Stettenfels, Brug Stettenfels, Germany
2020 Kunstforum Eifel, Bilder über’s Sofa,Schleiden, Germany
2021 Kloster Stift Neuburg/Festival OFF//Foto 2020, Im Grünen, Heidelberg, Germany
2021 Galerie [KUN:ST] Quartier, Mensch wo bist Du?, Leonberg, Germany
2021 Vergolderei Thomas Müller (mit Galerie Petra Kern), Zusammen3, Kelkheim, Germany
2021 HUB 31, #LAB digitalArt, Darmstadt, Germany
2021 Schloss Schwetzingen, Spiegelungen, Schwetzingen, Germany
2021 Galerie Petra Kern, Wasser – water – aqua – paanee –shui, Mannheim, Germany

PUBLIKATIONS ART
Various exhibition catalogs of the joint exhibitions
Jörg Kraus: Windows and Crossroads, Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Heiliggeistkirche Heidelberg 24.2.-14.4.2019, mit Texten von Hans Gercke, Vincenzo Petracca und Jakob R. Schneider, Stuttgart 2018.
2019, „Kunstberührt“,Booklet of the Petra Kern Gallery on the exhibition Mannheim
2020 Petra Kern Gallery Catalogue for Art Karlsruhe
2021 Booklet of the Petra Kern Gallery on the exhibition Mannheim

AWARDS
[Kun:st] Preis 2018, Kategorie Fotographie, [Kun:st] International e.V., Stuttgart