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Jurgen Partenheimer Biography

Jürgen Partenheimer, born in Munich, Germany, who studied in the USA, Germany, Mexico and France counts among the outstanding artists of his generation. Partenheimer is a major artist with a distinguished international career. He was Visiting Professor at Concordia University, Montréal, at San Francisco Art Institute and Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of California, Professor of Art at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at Royal College of Art, Edinburgh and at Rhode Island School of Design and at Williams College. He participated at the XI. Paris Biennial, XLII. Venice Biennial and XVI. Sao Paulo Biennial leading to the inclusion in exhibitions among others at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery Washington; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Singapore Art Museum; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Fondacion Miró, Barcelona; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne and the National Gallery of Art in Berlin. In 2000 Partenheimer was the first contemporary German artist to whom the China National Gallery of Art in Beijing and the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing dedicated a comprehensive retrospective of his work. Important one person exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Gemeentemuseum The Hague; S.M.A.K. Ghent; IVAM, Valencia; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela; Nationalgalerie Berlin; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo and IKON Gallery, Birmingham. His awards and grants include the Order of Merit of the Federal Rebublic of Germany for outstanding international achievement; the Grand Prize for Visual Art, Germany; the Art Critics’ Prize of Madrid, Spain; the National Endowment of the Arts Award, New York; Arteleku Grant, Basque Ministry of

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