Roland Biermann UK


Year of Residency: 2021


Artist Biography

G Roland Biermann was born in Bonn, Germany. He studied at New York University and lives and works in London.


Selected Exhibitions

2021      10 Gram Challenge, Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, London (group)

2021      Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Gallery, York (group)

2021      Monuments to the Future, Henry Luce Center, Washington DC (group, online)

2020      Shanghai Exposure Awards, Shanghai Photofairs, Shanghai (group, online)

2020      Virus, NIDA International Photography Symposium, Nida, Lithuania (group, public screening)

2019      Das kleine Format, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf (group)

2019      Embody, with Michael Müller, Stella Zhang and others, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong, (group)

2019      Summer Exhibition, curated by Greville Worthington, Royal Society of Sculptors, London (group)

2019      Stations – Troubled Waters, curated by Marleen Hengelaar and Anikó Ouweneel, De Hoftuin / Hermitage            Museum, Amsterdam (solo)

2018      Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Art Gallery, York (group),

2018      Stations, curated by Dr.Aaron Rosen and Jack Moody, Trinity Wall Street, New York (solo)

2017/8  Mein Lieblingsbild, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf (group)

2017      whiteout, Urban Arts Platform, Billings, Montana (solo)

2016/7  white cube / white wall, curated by Myriam Blundell, maestroarts, London (solo)

2016      Photography is Magic, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Foundation, New York (group)

2016      Stations, curated by Dr. Aaron Rosen and Terry Duffy, Barbican, London (solo)

2015      Journeys, curated by Joanne Rosenthal, Jewish Museum, London (group)

2015      Between Worlds, Renmin Gallery of the School of Arts, Beijing (group)

2014      white cube / white wall, German Embassy London (solo)

2013      snow+concrete, Goethe-Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (solo)

2013      Ophelia, 12 Star Gallery, Europa House, London (solo)

2013      Ophelia, White Room Capri, Capri (solo)

2012      snow+concrete, Galerie der Bayerischen Hofglasmalerei, Munich (solo)

2012      Objectified, curated by Roy Exley, Charlie Smith Gallery, London (group)

2011      Ophelia, Goethe-Institut Paris, Paris (solo)

2010      metamorphosis, curated by Myriam Blundell, Ambassador’s  Gallery, German Embassy London (solo)

2010      snow+concrete, curated by Prof. August Heuser, Dommuseum Frankfurt, Frankfurt (solo)

2009      Fault Line / Art in the Age of Anxiety, curated by Sarah Elson, Nunnery Gallery, London (group)

2008      Fight Aids Monaco, Salon Méditerranée, Monte Carlo (group exhibition and charity auction)

2008      snow+concrete, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (solo)

2007      multicomplexificationalities, curated by Roy Exley, Nunnery Gallery, London (group)

2006      Panorama (with Barbara Wolff), Galerie Villa Ruh, Zingst  (two person show)

2006      Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Ateliers SNCF, Arles  (group)

2005      Apparitions, curated by Christoph Schaden, Linhof-Galerie, Munich (solo)

2005      Photoespaña, Descubrimientos, Madrid (group)

2005      Imagine, Wellcome Trust / BBC, Royal Albert Hall, London (group)

2005      Apparitions – The Triptychs, St. Mary Bow Church, London and Johanneskirche, Düsseldorf (solo)

2003      Das kleine Format, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf (group)

2002      Meistbietend, Kunstverein Region Heinsberg, Heinsberg (group)

2001      Dimension 4, kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne (solo)

2001      8. Rohkunstbau, curated by Arvid Boellert and Stefan Skowron, Schloss Gross-Leuthen, Berlin-Brandenburg  (group)

2001      Wahrnehmung des Anderen, Galerie Fellner v.Feldegg, Krefeld  (with Rosy Beyelschmidt and C. Ferraris)

2000      Du sollst nicht töten, kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne (with Jaschi Klein and Harold Koopman




2017  Trinity Wall Street, New York

2016  J. Paul Getty Jr. Trust, London

2015: King’s College, London,

2015  Renmin University of China, Beijing

2014  German Embassy London/German Foreign Office, London/Berlin

2010  Think German, German Foreign Office, Berlin/London

2005  Arts Council England, London

2004  Goethe-Institut, London

2001  VIII. Rohkunstbau, SPI, Berlin-Brandenburg

Competitions / Prizes / Awards

2021   Aesthetica Art Prize, York, longlisted

2020   Shanghai Exposure Award, Shanghai, finalist

2020   Virus Competition, NIDA International Photography Symposium, finalist

2019   Art + Christianity Award, London, longlisted

2018   Aesthetica Art Prize, York, longlisted

2010   ThyssenKrupp Weissblechkalenderprojekt: winner

2008   Artist of the Month, German Embassy London: winner

2006   ThyssenKrupp Weissblechkalenderprojekt: winner  

2005   Imagine – Wellcome Trust, London: highly commended


2018   Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), London

2007   Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photographic Society, DGPh), Cologne


2021   Belgrade Arts Residency, Belgrade (forthcoming)

2017   Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana

2012   Bayerische Hofglasmalerei Gustav von Treeck, Munich

2009   Signy and Olaf Willums Foundation, Mas des Graviers, Provence 

Commissions (selection)

2019  Stations 2: Stichting Artway, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2015  Stations 1: Art Stations / Stations Art and Passion, London

2010  snow+concrete 1 and 9: Dommuseum Frankfurt, Frankfurt

2009  Untitled (large format colour photographs), ThyssenKrupp, Düsseldorf / Essen

2006  black&white photographs on tinplate, ThyssenKrupp, Düsseldorf / Essen

Collections (selection)

Dommuseum Frankfurt; German Embassy Bucharest; German Embassy London; Mannesmann Röhrenwerke

Duisburg; ThyssenKrupp AG, Düsseldorf/Essen; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

Private collections in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Spain, the UK and the US.

Represented by  Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong:


Studio: The Nunnery, Unit F2, 181-183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ


IG @grolandbiermann