Falke Pisano CV

Amsterdam, 1978
Lives and works in Berlin



  • 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 TUR
  • 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
  • Falke Pisano: The Body in Crisis, The Showroom, London UK (solo)
  • 13th Istanbul Biennial, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul TUR
  • 12. Triennale Kleinplastik, Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach GER
  • 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 GER
  • From the Age of the Poets, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin GER
  • From The Age Of The Poets, Kunstsaele, Berlin GER
  • Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo BRA
  • invisible transfer of signals for ioana nemeş, Galerie ArtPoint / KulturKontakt, Vienna 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
  • Solo exhibition The Body in Crisis, de Vleeshal, Middelburg NL
  • 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, B
  • 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
  • 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


  • Modernologies, Museu d’Arte Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
  • Making Worlds, Venice Biennale 2009, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Venice, IT
  • Hollybush Gardens, ( solo-show) London, UK
  • 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


  • 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, USA
  • IMAGES, Forde, Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, CH
  • Croy/Nielsen, galleryshow Benoit Maire/Falke Pisano, Berlin, DE (solo)
  • Objets et formes à la Maison, conapt La Maison, Nice, FR (solo)
  • BaliceHertling, gallery Paris, FR (solo)


  • Ultramoderne, Hall Paul Wurth, Luxembourg, LUX
  • Twice Told Tales, curated by Isabelle Alfonsi, Galeri Michel Rein, Paris, FR
  • Exposition N#1, Gallery Balice Hertling, Paris, FR
  • Solo, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
  • Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
  • The Reinterpretation of Modern Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, curated by Rene Zechlin, IRE
  • 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, USA
  • About the Possibility of Sculpture, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, DE


  • 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)
  • Solo with Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Liste, Basel, CH
  • 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 ALS 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, IER


  • A Sculpture turning into a Conversation, Betonsalon, Paris, FR


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Will Holder and Falke Pisano (JRP Ringier Verlag)


  • Contributions to CUT (Galerie van Gelder)
  • A Sculpture turning into a conversation, TEXT (Andreas van Düren)


  • 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


  • 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


  • As Yet, event with lectures, film and performance around the idea of ‘speculation’, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL, Feb 2007( with Will Holder, UK)


  • 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

Fellowship/ Residencies
2009 Lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin
2008/09 IMMA, Dublin, IER
2008 Shloss Bleckede, Luneburg, DE
2007 Villa Arson, Nice, FR
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
2005/06 Jan van Eyk Academie, Maastricht, NL

Awards / Grants
2008 Workstipend of the Jürgen Ponto Stiftung
2006 Hiscox Art Award

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