Falke Pisano CV

Amsterdam, 1978
Lives and works in Berlin

Solo shows

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

Instrument for a spatial conception of repetition (show + artist talk), Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Vondervotteimittiss (the stories we tell), Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL

Falke Pisano, Upstairs, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

The value in mathematics, CAC Synagogue de Delme, Delme, FR
The value in mathematics, Centro de Creación Contemporanea de Andalucia, Cordoba, ES
The value in mathematics, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, DE

The value in mathematics, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
The value in mathematics, Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, LA
The value in mathematics, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

Rehearsal II: Heart Head Hold-up, PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
Rehearsal I, Take Two: Parts That Do Not Go Together, PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
Falke Pisano - Constellations Of One And Many, AR/GE KUNST GALERIE MUSEUM, Bolzano, IT

Falke Pisano: The Body in Crisis, The Showroom, London, UK

The Body in Crisis, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
Disordered Bodies Fractured Minds, Hollybush Gardens, London The Body in Crisis, De Figures of Speech, Videoteca GAM, Torino

The Body in Crisis (Distance, Repetition and Representation), Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam Desert Solitaire, Benoît Maire & Falke Pisano, The Reading Room at CAC, Vilnius

(conditions of agency), Extra City, Antwerp Public Speech, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Organon and the wave (with Benoît Maire), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

Croy/Nielsen, galleryshow Benoit Maire/Falke Pisano, Berlin, DE
Objets et formes à la Maison, conapt La Maison, Nice, FR
BaliceHertling, gallery Paris, FR Desert Solitaire (with Benoît Maire), Hollybush Gardens, London

Solo, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Samsa Praesentiert, Berlin

Solo with Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Liste, Basel, CH

Group shows

Resist: be modern (again), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
Audible Bacillus, Wesleyan Center for the Arts, Middletown, USA
Heroic in its ordinariness, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, USA
Ecos do Atlantico Sul, Goethe Institution Salvador and PIVO São Paulo, BR

Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Lud: Sound Art in Rijsterbos, Rijst, NL
Statement One: Exchange Value, Casco, Utrecht, NL
The Art Centre’s 25th Anniversary, CAC Synagogue de Delme, Delme, FR
Is it language that they're after? (no one replied.), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Where do we go from here?, Amsterdam, NL
Zigzag incisions, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, FR
To Seminar, BAK, Utrecht, NL

Between The Ticks Of The Watch, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
20th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
happy ending - FRAC - Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

I speak, knowing it is not about speaking, CaixaForum, Barcelona, ES
Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and the Distant Observer - Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin Object Oriented Apology - Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA
Redemption Jokes - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
Curated By_Barnabás Bencsik - Subtle Patterns Of Capital - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
Insecure Scaffolds - Hollybush Gardens, London
Beyond Borders - 5th Beaufort Triennial of contemporary art by the sea - Beaufort Triennale, Oostende
Beaufort – Beyond Borders, Several locations along the Belgium coast, BE

Reception Of Reception - Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin
Open Museum Open City - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Organon and the audience perception, The Snake - Cortex Athletico Paris, Paris
One Million Years - System and Symptom - Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel
Bielefeld Contemporary - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Bielefelder Privatsammlungen - Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
Of Other Bodies - Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
Sarah van Lamsweerde - Tell / Sell, a common story - Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam Performance exhibition - Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
HOUSE, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Mammouth, Treignac Projet, Treignac, FR
Per/Form. How to do things with[out] words, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, ES
This Page Intentionally Left Blank, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, TR
BLACKBOARD – WHITE PAGE, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord, Zürich, CH
Praxes, Berlin, DE
Constellations of One and Many, Ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano, IT

Prix de Rome 2013 – de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, NL
13th Istanbul Biennial, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR
12. Triennale Kleinplastik, Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, DE
Dinard, L’Amour Atomique, Palais des Arts Dinard, Dinard, FR
The lie and the powerpoint, Shanaynay, Paris, FR
A House of Leaves. Third Movement, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

Trabajo, Poder Y Control, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, ES
Autumn of modernism II, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne, DE
From the Age of the Poets, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, DE
From The Age Of The Poets, Kunstsaele, Berlin, DE
Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, BRA
invisible transfer of signals for ioana nemeş, Galerie ArtPoint / KulturKontakt, Vienn, AUS
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, SE
9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN
Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
The Body in Crisis (Housing, Treating and Depicting), performance at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
Autumn of Modernism, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

Well Formed Data, Gallery 101, Ottawa, CAN
Get Concrete At Some Point, Galerie Krobath, Berlin, DE

KUB Arena, Ein Performanceprojekt, Kunsthaus Bregenz, AUT
Yucatan is Elsewhere, Falke Pisano with Achim Lengerer, Karolin Meunier, Charlotte Moth, Robert Smithson, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, NL
Falke Pisano/Ana Roldan, Dynamo, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH
Falke Pisano (Conditions of Agency), Project Room Extra City, Antwerp, BE
For the Blind Man in the Dark Room Looking For the Black Cat That Isn’t There, ICA Londen UK / Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, US/ De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
Isabelle Cornaro, Luca Frei, Falke Pisano, Galerie NEU, Berlin, DE
Entrevista Perpetua, curated by Ricardo Nicolau – Lectures | Performances | Concerts | Radio Transmissions, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PT
Modernologies – Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie / Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
Im Moment des Verdachts – Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE
Heide Nord & Falke Pisano. Stipendiatinnen der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, DE
Une Exposition du Sensible, CAC Synagogue Delme, Delme, FR
Rehabilitation, WIELS centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Brussels, BE Bregenz Laokoon, COCO kunstverein, Vienna, A
The Archeology of Autonomy, The Object Lag, Nieuwe Vide/ Teylers Museum, Haarlem, NL
Eskimo Space, 1857, Oslo, N
The Wave, Falke Pisano & Benoît Maire, Hollybush, GB
Gardens,London Heide Nord and Falke Pisano, MMK Zollamt, D
7 little mistakes, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, IT
Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line, Malmö Konsthall, SE
In the event of Suspicion, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, D

Modernologies, Museu d’Arte Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
Making Worlds, Venice Biennale 2009, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Venice, IT
Gennariello, Galerie Balice-Hertling, Paris, FR
Exposition XXIIe Ateliers Internationaux, Parc Culturel de Rentilly, Marne-la-Vallee, FR
The Real Thing, MU Eindhoven, NL, curated by Vvork
Organon and the wave: Benoît Maire & Falke Pisano, Grazer Kunstverein Graz, FR
Modern Modern, CAM Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, USA
The Conspiracy, Kunsthalle Bern, CH
Espejos/Mirrors, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, ES
The Malady of Writing. A project on text and speculative imagination, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona – MACBA, Barcelona, ES For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA and traveling exhibition: ICA, London, MOCAD Detroit, De Appel, Amsterdam, Culturgest, Lisbon, P
Art Is Only A Feeling, KOVOS hal, Eindhoven, NL
Lets talk about Painting, Le Stand, Lyon, F Time as Matter, New Acquisitions, MACBA, Barcelona, E
What if This Was a Piece of Art?, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, CDN à corps & à textes, La Galerie, Noisy-le-sec Modern, Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Talkshow, ICA, London, GB
The Real Thing, MU, Eindhoven, NL Modernologies, MACBA, Barcelona and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

XXIIe Ateliers internationaux, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, FR
Acting Joe, George and Mr. Seek, galleryshow Ana Roldán/Falke Pisano, Wartesaal, Zürich, DE
Yokohama triennial, Yokohama, JPN, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatix Ruf a/o ZEROGRAVITY: The architecture of the social space, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, BGR
Die Wahrnehmung von Ideen führt zu neuen Ideen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
Manifesta7, Rovereto, Manufactura Tabacchi, IT (curated by Krist Gruythuysen) Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, CH, curated by Maxine Kopsa/Roos Gortzak L’art Contemporain en Europe, Experience Pommery #5, Domaine Pommery, Reims, FR
When Doing Things and Words, Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg, DE
Desert Solitaire, galleryshow Benoit Maire/Falke Pisano, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Object, The Undeniable Success Of Operations, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, AU
+ de réalité, Galerie de l´ Erban, Nantes, FR
Ultramoderne – Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, FR
UtopiaTransfer – Kiscelli Múzeum – Fövárosi Képtár / Municipal Picture Gallery, Budapest, HUN
Power, Foxy Production, New York City, US
IMAGES, Forde, Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, CH Matter of Fact: Aftermath, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo/ Capacete+Gentil Carioca/Rio de Janeiro
Chapitre 1 (les situations discrètes), Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, F
Playground Festival, STUK, Leuven, B
Show me, don’t tell me, Brussels Biennale, Brussels, B
Time Crevasse, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, JP
One of these things is not like the other things, Unosunove, Rome, IT
Word event, Kunsthalle Basel, CH
Of this tale, I cannot guarantee a single word, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, UK
Berlin Biennale5: When things cast no shadow (Night), Berlin, D
The Unfair Fair, Rome, IT

Ultramoderne, Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg, LU
Twice Told Tales, curated by Isabelle Alfonsi, Galeri Michel Rein, Paris, FR
Exposition N#1, Gallery Balice Hertling, Paris, FR
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
The Reinterpretation of Modern Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, curated by Rene Zechlin, IE
Curacion Geometrica, The Reliance, London, UK
9 or 10 works I used to like in no particular order, Monitor Gallery, Rome, IT
Das Offene Ende, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, DE
Extracts (Objects), Beauty Unrealized, Public Space With A Roof, Amsterdam, NL
Elephant Cemetery, Artist Space, NY, US
About the Possibility of Sculpture, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, DE Ego’s (S,M,L,XL), Fries Museum, Leeuwarden Into It, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, D
If I can’t Dance..., MuHKA, Antwerp, B
Overtake, Lewis Glucksman Gallery Cork, IRL
Das Offende Ende/ The Open End, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, D

Talking Cures, Moca, Maas at Hedah, Maastricht, NL
Resonances, Stuk, Leuven en Artis, Den Bosch, NL
Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
If I can’t Dance…, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
Radio Gallery, Resonance FM London, UK (invited by Ryan Gander and Francesco Manacorda)
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK (event organized by Peter Fillingham)
Hiscox Art Award, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
What Is/What Could Be, W139, Amsterdam, NL

Stepping out. An invitation to do something new, Gallery-space Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
An exhibition of drawings by 50 artists, for and from, The Metropole Galleries, The leas, Folkstone, Kent, UK

F A LS E, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, NL

Warming Up, Academiegalerie Utrecht, NL
Er werd wild met vlaggetjes gezwaaid (with Frank Koolen and Ronald Nijhof), Moira, Utrecht, NL


Yes Yes Yes No No No, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, IE

Performances/ lectures

The Complex Object, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, S
Object and Disintegration / Description of a river, An interpretation and performance by Francesco Pedraglio of Falke Pisano's text
Object and Disintegration: A Performance in Trialogue Form, Going Public – Telling it as it is?, European Network of Public Art Producers, Bilbao (invited by SKOR, Amsterdam), E
The Body in Crisis (Housing, Treating and Depicting), Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, E
The Body in Crisis + studio visits, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL The Body in Crisis + Guest tutor Summer school, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, LT
The Body in Crisis, Lecture series studio visits, de Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
From Figures of Speech to The Body in Crisis, Publishing Class + guest tutor, DAI, Arnhem, NL
Lecture on Figures of Speech, MAHKU, Utrecht, NL

Lecture on Figures of Speech, Critical Applause, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Curating the Library, de Singel, Antwerp, B
Lecture on Figures of Speech, B-open, Bergen, N
Lecture on work, Something you should know: Artists et producteurs aujourd’hui, EHESS, Paris, F
Workshop, Kijken en Benoemen, honours class, Hogeschool voor de kunsten Den Haag /Universiteit Leiden, NL
Lecture on Figures of Speech + studio visits, Studium Generale, HKU, Utrecht, NL
Lecture on work, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien, A

A Sculpture turning into a Conversation, Betonsalon, Paris, FR
Figures of Speech, Playground Festival, Stuk Leuven, B
Object and Disintegration: A Performance in Trialogue Form, (with Will Holder and Karolin Meunier) Liste 08 performance programme, Basel / Berlin Biennale 5, D
Affecting Abstraction #3, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Lüneburg / Evas Arche und der Feminist, NYC
Scenario for Form #1, galerie singuliere La Maison, Nice, F

Conference on Post autonomy, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Affecting Abstraction #4, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Affecting Abstraction #3, Casco, Utrecht, NL
Affecting Abstraction #2, Greenwich Café, Brussels, BE
Affecting Abstraction #1, Kunstverein Braunschweig, DE
Lecture on work, Villa Arson, Nice, F
Lecture on work + studio visits, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, CH

A Sculpture turning into a Conversation, Liste The Young Art Fair, Basel, CH, with Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Lecture on Concrete Abstractions, Hiscox Art Award, Arti&Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
Untitled lecture, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

Lecture on Concrete Abstractions, Technical University, Eindhoven, NL
Lecture on Concrete Abstractions, If I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution, Festival aan de Werf, Utrecht, NL
The Importance of Abstraction is Relative (with Nikolaus Gansterer), Expodium, Utrecht, NL
Abstraction & Evil, Lost & found, Amsterdam, NL
Towards Thinking as Action, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

Publications/ Press

Falke Pisano (Conditions of Agency) by André Rottmann (Extra City)

Will Holder and Falke Pisano (JRP Ringier Verlag)
Figures of Speech, artist book, co-edited & designed by Will Holder, JRP Ringier
Christoph Keller Editions

About artistic production as speech-acts, the performative aspect and questions of efficiency in relation to reflection and transparency, Gagarin #20
A Sculpture turning into a Conversation, Ultra Mera Commonplace, Rollo Press, Zurich

Contributions to CUT (Galerie van Gelder)
A Sculpture turning into a conversation, TEXT (Andreas van Düren)
Portfolio, Art 21
The Dense Object, Mock and other superstitions 1
Images, a project by Spike Magazine
The Dense Object, Palais de Tokyo website

Backtext, What is Consciousness?, by Benoit Maire (Revolver/Gavin Wade) Contribution to TIME OUT, ed. by Kasper Andreasen, W139, Amsterdam The Dense Object, Beauty Unrealized, PSWAR, Roma Publication #103 A Sculpture turning into a Conversation, Casco Issues X: The Great Method FR DAVID, guest editor 1st issue, De Appel, Amsterdam
Slash Seconds issue 5, www.slashseconds.org

Concrete Abstracties, Metropolis M, issue 5

Curated Events/ Exhibitions

My Friends of Reflective Abstraction, event, performances/readings by Will Holder, Frank Koolen, Charlotte Moth, Falke Pisano, Betonsalon, Paris, FR

As Yet, event with lectures, film and performance around the idea of ‘speculation’, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL, Feb 2007( with Will Holder, UK) Yucatan is Elsewhere, Academiegalerie Utrecht, with Charlotte Moth, Achim Lengerer, Karolin Meunier

falkeandcharlotte, programme of presentations, events and publication, Dolores/EdB Projects, Amsterdam, NL (with Charlotte Moth, UK)

Curator Dolores, project-space/side-programme of exhibitions, screenings and performances at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL


IASPIS, Stockholm
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro/ Sao Paulo
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin
IMMA, Dublin, IER
Shloss Bleckede, Luneburg, DE
Ateliers Internationaux of Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Villa Arson, Nice, FR
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Jan van Eyk Academie, Maastricht, NL

Grants/ awards/ prizes/ stipends

Workstipend of the Jürgen Ponto Stiftung
Hiscox Art Award
Prix de Rome
Premio Heineken CA2M, Arco, Madrid
Basisbeurs, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten
Flexibele werkbijdrage
Flexibele werkbijdrage
Arbeitsstipendium Jurgen Ponto Stiftung
Hiscox Art Award