Ewerdt Hilgemann

About

Serielle Formationen Daimler Berlin 2017

Elementary research has from the beginning characterized Hilgemann’s work. After experiments in the sixties with subtle, white wooden wall pieces, catching light, he turned into a conceptual sculptor, using natural stone, as well as steel in series of works. In 1980 he introduced randomness and natural powers beyond his control into his working method. Much to his surprise, he found that also the unpredictable is subject to natural laws, to which he soon could anticipate. Is there anything softer than air, more vital for human beings, breathing in and out? Yet, this same air is capable of pressing, folding large steel containers, once the air is being evacuated. That force has become Hilgemann’s tool.

Biography

Opening MagnanMetz, NYC, 2014

1938
geboren in Witten/ Ruhr

1958-59
Universität Münster

1959-61
Werkkunstschule  und Universität des Saarlandes

1963
Künstlersiedlung Asterstein, Koblenz

1964-67
Stipendien und Preise: Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster, Fritz Berg Stiftung, Hagen, Stadt Gelsenkirchen

1967-70
Gelsenkirchen, u. a. Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof

1970-84
Gorinchem/ Niederlande, u. a. Kunstcentrum Badhuis 

1974-86
Mitglied der internationalen Künstlergruppe "Arbeitskreis"

1975-84
Atelier und teilweise Aufenthalt in Carrara/ Italien

1977-98
Dozent an der Kunstakademie Rotterdam

1981-82
Studienreise durch Europa

1984
Umzug nach Amsterdam

1998
Ausstellungen und regelmäßiger Aufenthalt in Los Angeles

lebt und arbeitet in Amsterdam

Selected Public Art Projects/ Collections

Storm King Art Centre Sculpture Park, artist with sculpture by Menashe Kadishman, USA

2018 
Sculpture Triennial Bad Ragaz, Switzerland and Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
Studiogalerie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt 1964-68
Kansas City, Kansas City Art Institute

2017
Artzuid Sculpture Route Amsterdam (Catalogue)
Blickachsen Sculpture Bad Homburg and Goethe Campus Frankfurt a. Main (Catalogue)
Daimler Contemporary, Serielle Formationen, Berlin (Catalogue)

2016
Mirror Tree, Private Collection, NL
EUREF Campus Berlin, four segments of a cube

2015
Havana Biennal, City of Havana, Cuba
Habakuk, Chicago University Campus, USA 
Pyramid, 12.century Castle Ravensteyn, NL

2014
Imploded Cube, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Park Ave Sculpture Project NYC (Catalogue)
Imploded Cube, Kröller Müller Museum Otterlo, NL

2013
Flottman Hallen, Zentrum für Kunst und Kultur, Herne, Germany 
Anninga Hof, Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL 
Cube Structures, Jo& Marlies Eyck Collection, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht

2011
Three Graces, Messer Group, Bad Soden, Germany
Imploded Column (Flamingo), Elgiz Museum , Istanbul, Turkey

2010
Imploded Column, New Pacific, Berverly Hills, California

2006
Quint, Hervormd Lyceum, Amsterdam, NL

2005
Double-Up, Aegon Collection, Den Hague, NL

2004
Panta Rhei, City of Hünfeld

2003
Wooden relief, Dordrechts Museum, NL
Imploded Cube, City of Gorinchem

2001
Wall-Sculpture, Ruppert Collection, Museum im Kunstspeicher, Würzburg

2000
Cerberus, Investment Bank Berlin, Berlin

1996
Imploded Cube, Il-San Lake Sculpture Park, Ko-Yang City, South Korea

1995
Sárospatak Implosion, City of Sárospatak, Hungary

1993
Raumkonstruktion, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

1992
Delft Implosion, Delft University, NL 

1991
Water Stones, City of Ingolstadt, Germany 

1991
Homage to Brancusi, Galati, Romania 

1990
Reflection, City of Nivala, Finland 

1990
Plus-Minus co-production with Jan van Munster, City of Gorinchem, NL  

1989
Tension, City of Rotterdam, NL 

1987
Natura Artis Magistra, University Nymwegen, NL
Imploded Cube, City of Elblag, Poland
Imploded Pyramid, City of Kleinsassen, Germany

1985
Exploded Sphere, City of Dordrecht, NL
Imaginary Landscape, IWO, Amsterdam
Implosion, Museum Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

1983
Finnish Landscape, City of Kemi, Finland

Selected Works

Sculptures - small size

Sculptures mid size

Sculptures large scale

60-ies / Zero Period

Projects

Showroom Feb 2018

with selected artworks by Ewerdt Hilgemann, Stefan Krygier and Antoni Starowieyski

Kansas City Art Institute

KCAI Announces Sculpture Walk Bridging Museums “Dancers” by Ewerdt Hilgemann is the First Installation

Daimler Contemporary Berlin Serielle Formationen 1967/ 2017

Re-staging of the First German Exhibition of International Tendencies in Minimalism

Blickachsen Kurpark Bad Homburg und Goethe University Frankfurt a.Main

Hilgemann has set up three major sculptures for the sculpture biennale

EUREF Campus Berlin

Four parts of a cube