Friedhard Kiekeben

Curriculum Vitae: Friedhard Kiekeben

  • Artist

  • Associate Professor Fine Art, (tenured) Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA


  • MPhil RCA Research Degree in Printmaking 1993

Thesis Title: "Reality, Illusion and the Matrix Principle"

Royal College of Art, London, England

- the first research degree in Printmaking awarded by the RCA

  • Diploma in Art and Design , (nine-year program) 1990

Specialization in Printmaking; Thesis Title: "Das Prinzip Reihung"

(‘The Series Principle / Etching as Installation’)

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Germany

- MFA level degree,

  • Painting and Printmaking 1986 - 1987

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Select International Exhibitions and Projects

Note: One Man Show (OMS); Catalogue (CAT)


  • Madison’, Set of Prints/Drawings, Tieton 10X, Tieton Arts Center, WS, CAT

  • Quantum Ice – Ohio’, Vinyl Print Installation, Pearl Conard Gallery, OSU, Mansfield, Ohio

as part of ‘Interventions’, curated by the Fuse Factory, Columbus, OH


  • On Form’, Paintings ‘In Volo’ and ‘Loop’ Drawing Projects, Gallery Arte Giani, Frankfurt

  • 'Unmonumental', Public Arts Project, Columbia, MO, CAT


  • Curation of ‘On Big Drawings’ | extensive studio work: ‘In Volo/Flow’ Painting Cycle


  • Friction - Intaglio’, Print Installation, ‘Process and Purpose’, Contemporary Printmaking,

         Olive Branch, Ithaca, NY, CAT

  • Retrospect’, Selected Works from Gallery Artists, Arte Giani Gallery, Frankfurt

  • Art Fairs, Arte Giani, Frankfurt and Zurich, Frankfurt


  • 'Quantum Ice', Arte Giani Gallery, and Frankfurt Zurich Art Fair, OMS


  • 'Tumble', Gallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel, OMS, CAT

  • 'Loop', Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, OMS, CAT

  • 'D’Offay Miniatures', Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago

  • 'Von Anfang An', Arte Giani Gallery , Frankfurt


  • 'Two Pillars', public art installation

Commissioned by Chicago CTA and Columbia College, installed August 2008


  • 'Flower Cast', Human Nature Exhibition, A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, CAT

  • Curator of 'Multiply', Alyson Shotz, Robert Krawczick, Jesse Seay, A+D Gallery, Chicago, CAT

  • Cascade-Shatter-Flow', Caro DOffay Gallery, Chicago, OMS


  • Deva-Veda’, Digital Print Installation, Castle Park Arts Center, Frodsham, UK, January - February 2007

  • Co-curator with Jennifer Kiekeben of ‘Multiply’ (UK) printed works by Columbia College students, Castle Park Arts Centre, UK, January - February 2007

  • Work in Process, A+D Gallery, Chicago, CAT

  • Friction’ installation for Eye Tricks, Walsh Gallery, South Orange, NJ


  • Cascade’, installation, OMS at Ahlbergshallen Museum, S stersund, CAT

  • Publication of ‘Cascade, New Work’, Friedhard Kiekeben; Catalogue with introductory essay by Sabina Ott, CAT

  • Flow installation for International Invitational, Christel DeHaan Arts Center, University of Indianapolis

  • Curator: Two Halves, International Exchange Exhibition, RIT, NY / University of Chester / Frodsham Arts Center


  • Transit’, Retrospective Exhibition 1990-2006 OMS, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax UK

  • Deva’, digital installation with additional prints, OMS at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester UK


  • Representation at Art Frankfurt by Gallery Giani

  • Contributor in International Mini Print Exhibition TS, CAT


  • Beyond Steps’, installation for the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston UK

  • Shatter’, OME, Gallery Arte Giani, Frankfurt


  • Aphelion’,, Inverness

  • Represented at Glasgow Art Fair by

  • Howard Gardens Gallery TS, Cardiff

  • Represented at Art Frankfurt, Arte Giani, CAT

  • Wrexham City Art Centre


  • Tinflowers’, installation, OMS, Gallery Giani, Frankfurt

  • Friction installation and TS, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY, CAT

  • In-Print’, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull UK, CAT

  • Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries


  • Field of Vision’, installation, OMS, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden

  • New Attitudes’, Gallery Daeppen, Art Frankfurt, CAT


  • Cluster’, installation OMS, Gallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel

  • Cluster’, installation, Kunst Zrich, CAT

  • New Attitudes’, Gallery Daeppen, Art Frankfurt, CAT

  • University of Illinois


  • Bilder sind staerker als Worte’, installation, Gallery Daeppen, Basel

  • Crystal Yellow’, installation, OMS, Art Frankfurt

Installation for Gallery Daeppen, Art Zurich, CAT

  • Crystal Black’, installation, OMS, Citizens Studios, Edinburgh


  • Crystal-Red’, installation, OMS, Kunstverein Friedberg, CAT

  • Publication of Crystal catalogue with essay by Johannes Kogler, CAT

  • Installation, Objekte, Graphik, Arte Giani, Frankfurt, CAT

  • Art Frankfurt, Arte Giani, CAT

  • Art Cologne, Gallery Guillaume Daeppen, CAT

  • AWARD: First Media Art Prize, Deutsche Telekom


  • In Print’, Castle Museum, Nottingham, CAT

  • In Print’, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, CAT

  • ArCade’ - Digital Art TS, University of Brighton, CAT

  • La folie du voir’, installation, Gallery Daeppen, Basel

  • Friction’, installation, Art Cologne, Gallery Daeppen, CAT

  • Transit’, installation OMS, Gallery Daeppen, Basel

  • Publication of Friedhard Kiekeben – ‘Selected Works’ with essay by Charle Esche (Van Abbemuseum), CAT

  • Artists' Impressions’, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, CAT

  • Depot - Public Warehouse, Art Cologne, CAT

  • Durhammer Gallery, Frankfurt

  • Installation for ‘American and European Works on Paper’, Gallery 86, Trier, CAT

  • Transit installation, Royal College of Art, London, CAT

  • AWARD: ‘OSARCA Prize 1993’, Royal College of Art, London


  • Fusion Projects’, Royal College of Art, London

  • Square Progression’, Installation OMS, Gallery 86, Trier

  • Art Book, ‘Hebbel – diaries’, Edition Tiessen

  • Matrix’, installation OMS, Gallery Daeppen, Basel

  • AWARD: Mathews Wrightson Trust Award, RCA, London


  • Domacinovic, Uliczka, Kiekeben installation, Kunstverein Offenbach, CAT

  • Square Progression’, installation OMS, Gallery Daeppen, Basel

  • Square 33’, installation, OMS, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

  • AWARD: Artist Award Johannes Mosbach Stiftung, OF


  • Square 33’, installation, Hochschule fr Gestaltung, OF

  • Kunststudenten stellen aus’, Kunsthalle, Bonn, CAT

  • Sequence 52’, installation OMS, Galerie im Kreishaus, Hofheim


  • Media’, installation, Gallery G. Daeppen, Frankfurt

  • Roepke-Kiekeben’, Epiphanias Gallery, OMS, Frankfurt

  • 22nd Arnoldshainer Ausstellung, OMS

  • Project David’, installation, OMS, Gallery Daeppen, Frankfurt

  • Totem’, Dreieich Gallery

  • Selected Works’, Main-Taunus Arts Trust

  • AWARD: Studio Scholarship, Frankfurter Sparkasse

  • AWARD: First Prize, Kunstsammlung Main-Taunus, Hofheim

Work Held in Collections

Collection Giani, Frankfurt

Motion PR, Chicago

Collection Riedl

Collection Daeppen, Basel

Columbia College Chicago

Royal College of Art, London

Collection Reeves, UK

Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK

Ostersund Municipal Collection, Sweden

University of Indianapolis

Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Gracefield Arts Centre, UK

Kunstsammlung Main-Taunus

Warwick Arts Trust, London

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

Frankfurter Sparkasse, Offenbach

Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/Darmstadt 

Collection Schlosser / Förderverein des
MMK Frankfurt, Bad Homburg

Collection Schirmer, Trier

Europaeische Akademie fuer Bildende Kunst, Trier

Collection Giani-Leber, Frankfurt

Collection Raff, Frankfurt

Kunstsammlung der Deutschen Telekom, Suhl / Berlin

GAP, Frankfurt,

Other Private Collections

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