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MICHAEL BIBERSTEIN
Born in Solothurn, Switzerland, in 1948 | Passed away in Alandroal, Portugal, in 2013.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2016
Um Céu para Santa Isabel, Igreja de Santa Isabel, Lisbon, Portugal (permanent installation)

2015

Michael Biberstein, Giorgio Persano, Turin

2014
Michael Biberstein - A Sky for Michael Biberstein, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris

2013
Michael Biberstein, Galerie Rosenberg, Zurich

2012
Circling the Square, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon

2011
Clusters and Targets, Galerie Tanit, Munich

2010
Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
Radical Haze, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto

2009
Drawing, Appleton Square, Lisbon
Silent Resonance, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris

2008
More Statments in the Spirit of Militant Agnosticism, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland*

2007 Malerei, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
Frame-productions, Vienna

2006
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Michael Biberstein: New Works, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto
Galerie Staffelbach, Aarau, Switzerland
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

2005
Galerie Tanit, Munich
Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

2004
Unification Theory, Part I, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Neue Bilder, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich

2003
Compresores y Aceleradores, Museo Extremeño de Arte Contemporanea, Badajoz, Spain*
Galerie Staffelbach, Lenzburg, Switzerland

2002
Painting, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Works on paper, Gersag Gallery, Emmen, Netherlands
Kunsthalle Helmhaus, Zurich*
Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

2001
…towards silence, Center for Contemporary Art Rudolfinum, Prague*
The Compulsive Image, Kunsthalle Tallinn - Kunsthalle Brno*
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Staffelbach Gallery (with Hugo Suter), Lenzburg, Switzerland

1999
Tanit Gallery, Munich
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Oporto
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague
Cesar Gallery, Lisbon

1998
Luís Serpa Gallery, Lisbon
Drawings and Prints, Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Kunsthalle, Brno*

1997
Continua Gallery (with Juan Muñoz), San Gimignano, Italy*
Horizons (walldrawings), Cultura Centre, Paraty, Brazil
Gefärbte Wasser und Horizonte, Institute for Modern Art, Nürnberg
Svestka Gallery, Prague
Two Indians Show, (with Christoph Gossweiler) Gallery Staffelbach, Lenzburg, Switzerland
Mainly Monochromes, Vogel + Gloor Gallery, Aarau, Switzerland
Haldemann Gallery, Bern

1996
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Oporto
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Assírio & Alvim Gallery, Lisbon
Roberto Medici Gallery, Solothurn, Switzerland
Marianne Grob Gallery, Berlin*

1995
Ganzfelder (All-over fields), Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany*
Stirnwände (Headwalls), Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany*
Der Erste Farbsatz und die Sieben Grossformate (The First Color Set e the Serven Large Formats), Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland*
Paint it Black (with Fernando Calhau), Museum of Contemporary Art, Funchal, Portugal.*
Drawings (with Fernando Calhau), Porta 33, Funchal, Portugal
Sander + Ebert Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
A Difícil Travessia dos Alpes, Center for Contemporary Art, Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon*
Aspects of Landscape (with Ian McKiever), Al Bustan, Beirut

1994
Tanit Gallery, Munich
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Gisele Linder Gallery, Basel
Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Oporto
Tanit Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Medici Gallery, Solothurn, Switzerland

1993
Lüpke Gallery, Frankfurt
Art Center Klingentalgraben, Basel
Comicos-Serpa Gallery, Lisbon

1992
Montenay Gallery, Paris
Pablo Stähli Gallery, Zurich
Vom Sitzen und vom Fliegen - eine Landschaftsübersicht (About Sitting e Flying – an Overview of Landscape),
Museum of Art Solothurn, Switzerland*
Das Grosse Anziehende und die Unendliche Weite (The Great Attractor e the Big Wide), Kunstverein Salzburg*
Tanit Gallery, Munich

1991
Marga Paz Gallery, Madrid
On Vernet, Landscape, the Sublime and the Beautiful, and what Relevance they might still have to
Contemporary Art, National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon*
Lüpke Gallery, Frankfurt
Cómicos-Serpa Gallery, Lisbon
Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

1990
Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
Gallery Tanit, Munich

1989
Die Apotheose des Menschlichen Geistes im Sehen der Landschaft, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf*

1988
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
Cómicos Gallery, Lisbon

1987
Marga Paz Gallery, Madrid
Algumas Imagens de Sintra Moirisca (photographs), National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

1986
Lydia Megert Gallery, Bern

1983
Peter Noser Gallery, Zurich
Lydia Megert Gallery, Bern

1982
Wittenbrink Gallery, Regensburg, Germany

1981
Arta, Lisbon
Centro de Artes Plásticas, Coimbra, Portugal*

1980
Erika + Otto Friedrich Gallery, Bern

1979
Annette Baak Gallery, Cologne, Germany*
Módulo Gallery, Oporto
Módulo Gallery, Lisbon

1978
Lydia Megert Gallery, Bern*
Erika + Otto Friedrich Gallery, Bern*

1974
Medici Gallery, Solothurn, Switzerland


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Quinte Essence, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris
Afinidades Electivas. Julião Sarmento coleccionador, commissioner: Delfim Sardo, Museu da Eletricidade, Lisbon
Afterimages (contra a tirania do olho), curator: Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto
Everywhere Is The Same Sky - A Landscape perspective on the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal

2014
Take Five – To Michael Biberstein, curator: João Silvério, Cooperativa de Comunicação e Cultura, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Tão alto quanto os olhos alcançam, curator: Delfim Sardo, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

2013

Under the Sign of Amadeo a Century of Art, Centro de Arte Moderna - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Vous avez dit abstrait ?, Galerie Tanit Beirut, Beirut

2012
Flatland (Redux), curator: Delfim Sardo, Palácio Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
Shoreline. Artes Plásticas na Colecção do Ar.Co, Centro das Artes de Sines, Sines, Portugal

2011
Landscape In CAM´s Collection, CAM - Centro de Arte Moderna, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
All to wall (part II), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Zona Letal, Espaço Vital, works from Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection, curator: Sara Antónia Matos
MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
Alusiones ilusiones, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona
Michael Biberstein e Rui Sanches - AQUI E ALÉM, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
30 Jahre Galerie Margit Haldemann 30 Künstlerinnen und Künstler Part 1, Galerie Margit Haldemann, Bern

2010
Michael Biberstein and Miguel Vieira Baptista, with Appleton Domingos Arquitectos - Santa Isabel,
Appleton Square, Lisbon

2009
PastPresentFuture, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna
35 Years Anniversary Show, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich
Aspects of the Collection, Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
arte & natura, Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Switzerland

2008

Von der Kunst, Sträusse zu binden, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland
Linha de horizonte, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo

2007
Fil rouge 07, Galerie René Steiner, Erlach, Switzerland
Neue Bilder von verschiedene Künstler, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich

2006
La tentation de l’orient, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris
Gast Auswahl 06, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

2005
Senza Confine (15th year) - San Gimignano, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
[Re]Visitações - a partir de Pontormo, Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos, Lisbon

2004
Homage to Peter Kneubühler – Gut zum Druck, Helmhaus, Zurich
Malerei - 6 Positionen, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich

2003
frame editions, hilger contemporary, Vienna
Malerei und Skulptur, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
Colecção de arte contemporânea da Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Editionen der Kunstzeitschrift Frame, Nusser & Baumgart, Munich
Why Make Prints, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia
Comment-Rester-Zen, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris
Why Make Prints, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Australia

2002
Argumentos do futuro, Fundación ICO, Madrid; C. San Fernando, Seville, Spain
Na paisagem, Museu Serralves, Oporto; Museu de Arte, Évora, Portugal
Why Make Prints - Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia

2001
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Argumentos do Futuro, Fundacion ICO, Madrid; Caja San Fernando, Sevilla, Spain
Peter Kneubühler: Gut zum Druck Helmhaus, Zurich
Museumsshop - Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz, Austria

2000
Landschaften eines Jahrhunderts / Landscapes of the Century, collection of the Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt
Schöpfung, Diozösanmuseum Freising, Munich*
Landgang, Fabian Walter Gallery, Basel
Paisagens no Singular, José Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Raínha; Grão Vasco Museum, Viseu; Évora Museum of Art, Portugal*

1998
Die Spur des Sublimen, Kunsthalle Kiel*, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark
Longe e perto, Artists’ Center, Kiev
Expo ’98, Portuguese Pavilion, Lisbon

1997
Voglio vedere i miei motagne, Kunsthaus Aarau, Switzerland*
Die Schwerkraft der Berge, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria*
Aspekt Landschaft, Tal Museum, Engelberg, Switzerland

1996
In Un Altra Terra, Gallery Continua, San Gimignano, Italy*
Gallery Tanit, Munich
Biberstein, Frenzel, Mauboulès, Kunstverein Olten, Switzerland*
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague
Mo(nu)mentos, Luís Serpa Gallery, Lisbon

1995
Ernste Spiele – Die Romantik i.d. deutschen Kunst, 1790 -1990, Haus der Kunst, Munich*
Wasser und Wein, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria*
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York
A Chacun sa montagne, Jenisch Museum, Vevey, Switzerland
Incidentes, Casa da Parra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1994
Fragmentos para um museu imaginário, Serralves Museum, Oporto*
Do sublime, Chiado Museum, Lisbon*
Infinitos, CERN + ESO exhibit, Lisbon
Aussenwelten - Innenwelten, Palais Besenval, Solothurn, Switzerland

1993
in Nebel aufgeöste Wasser des Stromes, Alte Pinakothek, Munich*
ÈCHec, Linder Gallery, Basel
Biberstein, Mauboulès, Stern, RAM Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
O Cerco, Biennale of Óbidos, Portugal*
Zeichnungen setzen Zeichen, Raymond Bollag Gallery, Zurich

1992
Documenta IX, Kassel*
Silence into Light, Watari-Um Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo*
FLAD, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon*
In Nebel aufgelöste Wasser des Stromes, Moisbach Museum, Leverkusen, Germany*
Geteilte Bilder: Das Diptychon in der Modernen Kunst, Folkwangmuseum, Essen, Germany*
There is a Minute of a Fleeting World, Serralves Museum, Oporto*
Trouvailles, Raymond Bollag Gallery, Zurich

1991
Europalia: Triptico, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent*
Arcangelo, Biberstein, Näher, Mazzochi Gallery, Parma, Italy*
Michael Biberstein / Alan Charlton, Tanit Gallery, Cologne, Germany
In Nebel aufgelöste Wasser des Stromes - Hommage a Caspar Wolf (with Gloria Friedmann, Per Kirkeby, Richard Long, Hugo Suter), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland*

1990
Arcangelo, Biberstein, McKeever, Barbaro Gallery, Paris*
Works on Paper, Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
Biberstein, Lanhas, Sanches, Alda Cortez Gallery, Lisbon*

1988
Signaturen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent*
Australian Biennale, Sydney and Melbourne*
Artists books, Michelle Zeller Gallery, Berne
Barceló, Biberstein, Sarmento, Savater, Sicilia, Marga Paz Gallery, Madrid
Collectie, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent

1987
Offenes Ende - Junge Schweizer Kunst, Nürnberg*
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

1983
Das Prinzip Hoffnung, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany*

1982
Biberstein, Lüthi, Mauboulès, Kunstverein, Solothurn, Switzerland*

1981
Aspekte Junger Schweizer Kunst, Exhibition Center, Regensburg, Germany*

1980
Biberstein, Renz, Stäuble, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada*
22 Artistas Suíços, National Modern Art Gallery (co-curator), Lisbon*
Biberstein, Frenzel, Mauboulès, Buchmann Gallery, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

1979
Pozarek, Nyffenegger, Mattes, Ingold, Frenzel, Brand, Biberstein, Berger, Kunsthalle Berne, Bern*
Europa ‘79, Galleryn Hetzler, Müller, Schurr Galleries, Stuttgart*
Biberstein, Frenzel, Mauboules, Kunstverein Olten, Switzerland*
Lis ‘79, National Modern Art Gallery, Lisbon*

1976
Aspects of New Private Collections, Museum of Art Solothurn, Switzerland*
*Catalog

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