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Axel Anklam

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Axel Anklam
1971born in Wriezen
1987-90apprenticeship as a blacksmith, 1993 master title
1998-2004Studies at the HfKD Burg Giebichenstein Halle, from 2002 UdK Berlin
2003First prize in the sculpture competition "Die neue Berolina", Berlin
2006Master student prize of the president of the University of the Arts, Berlin
Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg
Young Art Award, Saarbrücken
2007/09Participation in the 22nd/23rd International Open Sculpture Competition, Ube, Japan
20081st Schwerter-Profile-Steel Art Award, Schwerte, Germany
2009Scholarship Herrenhaus Edenkoben
2010Visiting professorship for sculpture, ABK Stuttgart
9th Ernst Rietschel Art Award for Sculpture, Pulsnitz
Gerlinde Beck Art Prize for Sculpture
Participation at the Biennale Internazionale di Scultura della Regione Piemonte
20131st prize Federal Ministry of Education and Research Berlin, location 3 in collaboration with Thomas Henninger
Participation in the 55th La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Bembo, Venice
1st prize Federal Ministry of Education and Research Berlin, location 4 in collaboration with Thomas Henninger
20151st prize KaB Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Campus Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with Thomas Henninger
2017Prize of the Academy of Arts Berlin in the category visual arts
 lives and works in Berlin and Bad Freienwalde
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2019Axel Anklam - The Mountain Calls, Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart, Germany
Lichte Schatten, Neuenhagen Castle, Bad Freienwalde, Germany
2018Lichte Schatten, Museum Art.Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
Argos Fahrt, Dominohaus, Reutlingen, Germany
Anklam meets Hauser, Art Foundation Erich Hauser, Rottweil, Germany
2017Schneeland, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
In Dialogue with Muthesius, Zebralla Collection, Berlin, Germany
2016Lichter, Gallery at the City Hall and in the City Space Eschborn, Eschborn, Germany
The Clearing, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany
The Blacksmith in the Village, Museum Altranft, Bad Freienwalde, Germany
Light and Terrain, Kunstkabinett, Regensburg, Germany
2015Cascade circuit, IG Metall building, Berlin, Germany
ÜBER WASSER WINDE UND GEGENDEN, VITAMIN/Kunst:Projekte, Reutlingen, Germany
Lichter, Galerie am Klostersee, Kloster Lenin, Germany
2014WIDE, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Germany
2013Deutsche Werkstätten, Dresden-Hellerau, Germany
Mass Effects, Old Tram Depot, Jena Art Collection, Germany
Yokoo & Anklam, Japanese-German Center, Berlin, Germany
Guardini Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2012Axel Anklam, Gehag Forum, Berlin, Germany
2011Luxplus, t27/ Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
2010Axel Anklam, Ernst-Rietschel-Museum, Pulsnitz, Germany
2009Parcours, arte TV, Strasbourg, France
TOUR, Municipal Gallery, Offenburg, Germany
territory, manor house, Edenkoben, Germany
Parcours, Angermuseum, Erfurt, Germany
2008shine and radiate, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen, Germany
After the Machines, Small Orangery, Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany
2006Brunnensex, Berlin, Germany
2001Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Magdeburg, Germany
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2019Marking time - 25 years of Werkstättengalerie, Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
postcard reloaded, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
A monument for Wolfgang Neuss, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
What's up?,Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart, Germany
2018Brandenburg Art Prize, Schloss Neuhardenberg, Neuhardenberg, Germany
Interventions, Museum Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Art & Sciences, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany
Young Art - Graduates of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Kunstverein Wiligrad e.V. - Schloss Wiligrad, Wiligrad, Germany
2017Elevation / In the depths of the surface, Schloss Untergröningen, Germany
Season opening, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen Castle, Germany
All that glitters is not gold, Kulturamt/ Innenstadt, Pforzheim, Germany
Reflections, Marble Hall Henkell & Co., Wiesbaden, Germany
2016In Dialogue with Muthesius, Landhaus de Burlet, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Klondyke, Dahlmann Collection, Berlin, Germany
E-Motion, Marble Hall Henkell & Co., Wiesbaden, Germany
One Kilo of Feathers, Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2015The Special View, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen, Germany
Where is here, Kunstverein, Reutlingen, Germany
Berlin Klondyke, Dahlmann Collection, Berlin, Germany
FRESH FROM BERLIN, City Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
2014Steel Sculpture in Germany - Yesterday and Today, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen, Germany
2013Personal Structures, 55th Int. Art Exhibition/ La Biennale die Venezia, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Rietschel Prize Winner 1991-2013, Ostsächsische Kunsthalle, Pulsnitz, Germany
Berlin-Klondyke, Old Cotton Mill, Leipzig, Germany
2012Edge of Abstraction No. 1, Kunsthalle Frisch, Berlin, Germany
Edge of Abstraction No. 2, Kunsthalle Frisch, Berlin, Germany
Berlin-Klondyke, Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
2011Abstract confusion, b-05, Montabaur/ Kunstverein, Ulm, Germany
Moraltarantula V, Zollamt Oberhafen, Hamburg, Germany
2010Wahlverwandschaften 2, Neues Museum, Klassik Stiftung, Weimar, Germany
Generations, Brennabor Art Gallery, Brandenburg, Germany
200923rd Sculpture Biennale, Ube, Japan
Nine Types of Terrain, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany
2008Zeitblick. Purchases of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany 1998 - 2008, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
30 against 3 000 000. sculpture and painting from Berlin, Kulturforum, Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany
New Art in Old Gardens, Obergut Lenthe, Hanover, Germany
2007The power of the material. Sculpture Today!, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
Salzmond, art space Klosterkirche, Traunstein, Germany
2006Young Art Award, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany
Coburg Glass Prize, Museum for Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany
2004Saraburi Modern Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
2003The New Berolina, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
2002Die Lichtung, Bad Freienwalde, Germany
One Piece or in Slices, World Glass Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001skulptur aktuell IV, Bielefeld, Germany
 Public Collections
 Federal Ministry of Education and Research
 Neues Museum- Weimar Classic Foundation
 Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany
 European Patent Office, Munich
 Botanical Garden Saraburi, Bangkok / Thailand
 Collection Enzkreis Pforzheim
 Sennestadtverein e.V., Bielefeld
 Frisch Collection Berlin
Axel Anklam starts from elements of nature, which he translates into an abstract visual language. Whether it is mountain massifs or the forces of nature, the experience is elementary and thus fundamental for the sculptor: it is therefore not a matter of a particular landscape or another specific natural (pre)image that is to be depicted. The mountain wall becomes a relief with incised lines and lightly folded steel sheets; nature goddesses, alluding to transformation or movement, become steel meshes that abandon their plastic mass in favor of an indescribable lightness. In addition, Anklam creates three-dimensional objects that oppose nature with autonomous spatial bodies-or rather, set them aside. Illusions leaves the viewer plenty of room to read the works purely aesthetically or as ciphers for the forces and concrete nature. 
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