Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum


Markus Willeke

Art Award 2005 Nominee

Markus Willeke's works are (almost always) large format, formidable, powerful and of excessive urgency. His motifs, taken frequently from the film and media world, assault the viewer. Behind the mostly isolated motif hides the story, the context from which it is taken. Here, the impact left by the flood of images of the media world is most immediately translated.

  • born in 1971 in Recklinghausen
  • 1992–2000  Münster Art Academy, Diploma / Master Class Student of Mechtild Frisc

Stipends and Honors

  • 2001 Art Award of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the nationwide competition Kunststudenten stellen aus – Art Award of the Kunststiftung Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg
  • 2002 Stipend of the Arts and Culture Foundation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 3-month working stay in New York City and Los Angeles

Solo and Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2000   Lemieux on a Breakaway, Schneiderei Gallery, Cologne (S) – Kunstbunker-Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Nuremberg
  • 2001   Returning to Flooded Home, Felixleiter, Berlin (S) – Avantgarde, Orangerie, Rheda-Wiedenbrück – Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn – Schneiderei Gallery, Cologne
  • 2002   Nightrider, Felixleiter, Berlin (S) – Outside of Bismarck, ND, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg (S) – Trip Home, Fiebach & Minninger Gallery, Cologne (S) – Swaying palm trees line the sandy white beaches as they meet the Atlantic Ocean, Kunstraum Deltawerk, Solingen, together with Susanne Kutter – Berlin-London Gallery Swap, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
  • 2003   Drop, Garanin Gallery, Berlin (S) – Riddlers Revenge, Mudimadue-Galerie Davide Di Maggio, Milan (S) – No Funny Stuff!, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (S) – Hydrophobia, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
  • 2004   Croy, Borchert Gallery, Hamburg (S) – Death thru Daihatsu, Garanin Gallery, Berlin (S) – Hell is Round the Corner, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (S) – Giga, Fiebach & Minninger Gallery, Cologne (S) – Nuts, Stefan Rasche Gallery, Münster (S) – Heute hier, morgen dort ..., Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst Münster – Trendwände, Kunstraum Düsseldorf – Armoury, Castello di Sant´Angelo Lodigiano, Italy – Armoury, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
  • 2005   M3 Galerie Gianluca Ranzi, Antwerp (S) – Kunstverein Ahlen (S) – Neue Heimat, Stefan Rasche Gallery, Münster
S = Solo Exhibition



17.10.2017, Berlin | As part of the artist-in-residence program KLAS, the Max Planck Institutes of Colloids...

Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest

11.10.2017, Berlin | From 10 November 2017 until 29 March 2018, Hamburg University’s Centre for Natural...

Perspective Isomorphs – an Experimental-Artistic Approach as Theoretical Approach in Organic Chemistry

27.09.2017, Berlin | A new project at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen fosters an unusual...