Michael Müller

Michael Müller was born in 1970 in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. He went on to study sculpting and fine arts at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf with Magdalena Jetelová. Today, he is primarily known for his drawings, even though he continuously broadens the methods of his artistic expression, combining works on paper with sculptural pieces in installation. Quite often the artist will incorporate works by other artists and found objects or materials.

“As I am completely aware of the fact that in any case, there is only one way of deriving the reality of infinitely many, it remains a permanent task to double-check the implemented works. And perhaps this is ultimately one of the acknowledgements (…): the bliss of comprehension and failure. Thus, art, even beyond such limitations, for me is an ethical obligation in the social domain, for only after having read the observer, does its political character become evident.”

Next to numerous gallery shows, Müller has participated in many group exhibitions in the last ten years, within Germany and internationally. Among others, he has been included in shows at the Landart Biennial in Ulan Bator, Mongolia (2010), the Kunstsaele in Berlin (2010), the Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen in Magdeburg (2010), and in the Kunsthalle in Kiel (2010). Recently, his works have been shown at the Kunsthaus Dresden (2012) and in the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik (2013).

The artist lives and works in Berlin.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibition
September 9 – November 15, 2016

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Solo exhibition
Opening in November 2016

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
... und eine Welt noch
Group exhibition
April 26 – June 26, 2016

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany
The Big Other
Group exhibition, organized by Paula Doepfner
January 29 – March 2, 2016

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Wer Spricht?
Solo exhibition
November 29, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Selected publications

Daniel Tyradellis
Michael Müller
Published in: KÜNSTLER from Kunsthandel Verlag
Vol. 108 (January 2015)

Dirk Luckow (Ed.)
Dopplereffekt: Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft
Published by: Dumont Buchverlag, 2010
ISBN: 978-3832192952

Tobias Vogt (Ed.)
Michael Müller: 1m2 ins Schwarz hinein
Published by: Ritter Verlag, 2006
ISBN: 3-85415-382-1
(out of print; Online at www.1m2.info)

Tobias Vogt (Ed.)
Neue Werke – Silent Post – u a. Verschwinden
Published by: Ritter Verlag, 2006
ISBN: 978-3-85415-399-3 (out of print)

Information on shows at the gallery

Artist homepage