Gregor Hildebrandt: A Blink of an Eye and the Years Are Behind Us
29. September 2022

Gregor Hildebrandt: Come and Give Me Something (2016), Kunsthalle Praha Collection, detail

A Blink of an Eye and the Years Are Behind Us: Gregor Hildebrandt inaugurates the programme of solo exhibitions by significant living artists at Kunsthalle Praha.

Gregor Hildebrandt's largest exhibition covers more than 20 years of his practice. Working mainly with analog sound storage mediums, the German artist creates sculptures, installations, and paintings with materials such as compression molded vinyl and audiotapes on canvas or cassette shells. Hildebrandt's work makes formal references to Minimalism and Abstract expressionism; it is also nourished by many literary, cinematographic, musical, and architectural inspirations. These cultural sources trigger both collective and personal memories.

Including iconic works, unknown pieces, and new commissions, A Blink of an Eye and the Years Are Behind Us: Gregor Hildebrandt aims to bring a sense of the Berlin-based artist's universe to Prague through an ongoing interdisciplinary programme featuring Hildebrandt's guests. Thus, the exhibition will have a performative character, with Kunsthalle Praha's exhibition spaces transformed, once in a while, into a venue for concerts and events curated by the artist himself.

The exhibition is curated by Christelle Havranek, Chief Curator of Kunsthalle Praha.

Artworks from left to right

  1. Gregor Hildebrandt: Schwelle gekreuzt (2020), View of the exhibition Fliegen weit vom Ufer fort, Wentrup, Berlin, 2018 / Courtesy of the Artist and Wentrup (Photo: Trevor Good)

  2. Gregor Hildebrandt: View of the exhibition In meiner Wohnung gibt es viele Zimmer, Perrotin, New York, 2018 / Courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin (Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli)

  3. Gregor Hildebrandt: View of the exhibition Alle Schläge sind erlaubt, Almine Rech, Paris, 2017 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech (Photo: Rebecca Fanuele)

  4. Gregor Hildebrandt: View of the exhibition Alle Schläge sind erlaubt, Almine Rech, Paris, 2017 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech (Photo: Rebecca Fanuele)

  5. Gregor Hildebrandt: View of the exhibition In meiner Wohnung gibt es viele Zimmer, Perrotin, New York, 2018 / Courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin (Photo: Dario Lasagni)

Gregor Hildebrandt:
Digging in the Dirt (2016), Kunsthalle Praha Collection (Photo: Ondřej Polák)

Gregor Hildebrand (Photo: Luise-Müller Hofstede)

Gregor Hildebrandt:
Stay with Me I Need Support (2016), Kunsthalle Praha Collection (Photo: Ondřej Polák)


Gregor Hildebrandt

© David Atlan

Gregor Hildebrandt was born in Bad Homburg, Germany, in 1974. He currently lives and works in Berlin. He is professor for Painting and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2015. 

Hildebrandt's solo exhibitions include Im Sturz durch Raum und Zeit, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin (2021); Luft in allen Zimmern, Kunsthalle G2, Leipzig (2020); Der Raum ist die Miete, Almine Rech, Brussels (2019); Tönend hallt die Jugend, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen (2018); In meiner Wohnung gibt es viele Zimmer, Galerie Perrotin, New York (2018); Ein Zimmer im Raum, Wentrup, Berlin (2018); Urlaub im Urban, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2016); Sterne Streifen die Fluten, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany (2015); Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA (2008).

His most recent group exhibitions include L'Année dernière à Malmaison, Atelierele Malmaison, Bucharest (2022); Blanc de Blancs, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam (2022); Studio Berlin, Berghain, Berlin (2020); Eine Geschichte: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus dem Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2016).

Hildebrandt’s works are present in renowned collections, such as the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Martin Z. Margulis Collection in Miami and the Burger Collection in Hong Kong.

In 2018, Hildebrandt created together with his partner, the artist Alicja Kwade, the label Grzegorzki Records. Throughout his career, he has also curated numerous group exhibitions and has been running the off space Grzegorzki Shows since 2017.

Gregor Hildebrandt:
A Blink of an Eye and the Years Are Behind Us

29/9 2022—13/2 2023

Curator of the exhibition: Christelle Havranek