Ralf Tekaat was born 1970 in Bobingen, Bavaria. He studied Visual Communications at the University Of Applied Sciences, Münster and finished there 1997 with diploma. From 1997 to 2002 he studied Visual Arts at the University Of The Arts Bremen in the classes of Wolfgang Schmitz and Paco Knöller. 2002 after graduation he integrated the master class of Paco Knöller. Since 2005 he had several lectureships at the University Of The Arts, Bremen. From 2012 to 2013 he had a lectureship at the University Bremen.
He lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He describes himself as a drawer and he focuses on paper work. In his huge pencil drawings several layers of hatchings create slowly objects. In his wall installations there is a more a kind of story telling.


1970             born in Bobingen, Germany
1992 – 97     studying Visual Communications at the University Of Applied Sciences, Münster,
1997             Diploma
1997 – 2002 studying Visual Arts at the University Of The Arts Bremen at Prof. Wolfgang Schmitz,
                     Prof. Paco Knöller und Andreas Grunert
2002             Diploma
2003             master pupil of Prof. Paco Knöller
2002 – 05     managing committee and studio at the Künstlerhaus Bremen
2005 – 08     lectureship at the University Of The Arts, Bremen
2007             work stay at Point B, Brooklyn, NY (blog)
2008             half year stay in Brooklyn, NY (blog)
2011 – 12     lectureship at the University Of The Arts, Bremen
2012 – 13     lectureship at the University Bremen
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Scolarships and awards

2017 artist in residence, Galleri Svalbard, Spitsbergen Norway
2012 nominee for Tempelhof-Schöneberger Art Prize
2010 nominee for Paula Modersohn-Becker Art Prize
2008 one-year stipend of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany
2008 artist in residence, Brooklyn Artists Gym, New York
2007 artist in residence given by city Wertingen, Germany
2007 Prize for the Visual Arts of the Kunstverein Bobingen, Germany
2006 one-year stipend of Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany
2006 one-year stipend of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany (not enter)
2004 one-year stipend of the State of Bremen, Germany
2003 Bremen Advancement Prize for the Visual Arts, Germany
2002 artist in residence given by the BBK Bremen in Point B, New York
2000 artist in residence given by City Wangerland, Germany
1998 OAS-Advencement Prize for Photography and Drawing
1996 artist in residence in artist house Ekely in Oslo, Norway, given by the Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster (cat.)


solo exhibitions
(selected)

2017 Svalbard, Green Hill Gallery, Berlin
2017 Memorial for the Unknown Iceberg
, Possum Gallery, Berlin (view)
2015 Far From Any Road, NON Berlin (with Duk Hee Jordan) (view) (curated by Elisa Rusca)
2015 Parterre, tapir kunstraum, Berlin (view)
2014 Mythos Detmold, (coop with Norbert Bauer) Galerie vom Zufall und vom Glück, Hannover (cat.) (curated by Ute Stuffer)(view)
2014 42, Nachtspeicher 23, Hamburg (view)
2014 Ralf Tekaat - 3 drawings, The Wall @ Re: Surgo!, Berlin (view) (curated by Vincent Surmont)
2014 Kulisse, Galerie Mitte, Bremen (view)
2013 Massive, Kulturschöpfer, Berlin (view)
2013
42
, G.A.S.-Station, Berlin (view)
2012 Sammeln Sie Punkte, Ausstellungsraum AD, Bremen (view)
2011 Irgendwas mit Wald, GaDeWe, Bremen, (cooperation with Norbert Bauer)
2010 BROKDORF, (cooperation with Norbert Bauer) Galerie Schuster, Berlin
2009 Above us only sky, Kunstverein Cuxhaven, Germany (cat.) (view)
2007 DALLAS und was erzähle ich meinen Kindern, Galerie im Park, Bremen (view) (curated by Susanne Hinrichs)
2007 Unter Beobachtung, KunstfondsKunstraum, Bonn (view)
2007 DALLAS und was erzähle ich meinen Kindern, Galerie Heiko Michael, Hannover
2007 Heimat, Städtische Galerie Wertingen, Germany (view)
2007 Die Sonne geht im Westen auf, Galerie KraskaEckstein, Bremen (view)
2007 Südkurve, Kunstverein Bobingen (together with Reinhard Osiander)
2006 Der Raketenmann - Ein deutscher Superheld, (cooperation with Norbert Bauer) Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, Germany (view)
2005 Malefiz - oder die Kunst einen symmetrischen Körper zu zeichnen, Städt. Galerie, Bremen, Germany (cat.) (view)
2004 Searching for Thomas R. Pynchon, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
2003 Deschraffiermaschine, Galerie im Park, Bremen, Germany (cat.) (view)
2001 Wasserstoffbett – works on paper, Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany (cat.)
2000 Raumgefüge, Künstlerhaus, Hooksiel, Germany
1999 Malerei und Zeichnung, Städtische Galerie, Altena, Germany (together with J. Schramm)



group exhibitions
(selected)

2017 Kunst_bestand | abstrakt, DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst
2017 Wand
, Galerie Herold, Bremen
2016 25 Jahre Cuxhavener Kunstverein, Cuxhavener Kunstverein
2016
Non plus ultra minus multiversum, kunstraum tapir, Berlin
2015 18 X 8 : From Point A to PointB and back again…, Point B, Brooklyn, NY
2015
FAK im Viertel, Galerie Speckhaus, Hamburg
2015 Anonyme Zeichner * Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
2015
Anonyme Zeichner *,  Galerie ArtQ13, Rom
2014 6. Biennale der Zeichnung, Kunstverein Eislingen, (cat.) (curated by Paul Kottmann)
2014 Freies Ausstellungs Kollektiv, Neurotitan, Berlin
2013 Landschaft berührt, Galerie Mitte, Bremen (curated by Uwe Mokry)
2013 covern - besser als das Original, Spedition, Bremen (cooperation with Norbert Bauer) (cat.)
2013 Dysraphic City, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (coop with N. Bauer) (view) (curated by Charlotte van Buylaere a.o.)
2013 Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Kramer, Bremen (view)
2013 Anonyme Zeichner 2013, TAC Eindhoven
2013 Anonyme Zeichner 2013, Galerie Delikatessenhaus Leipzig
2013
Anonyme Zeichner 2013
,  Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten
, Berlin
2013 Sleep is different, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (cooperation with Norbert Bauer) (curated by Heiko Pfreundt)
2012 Konstellationen - Tepelhof-Schöneberger Kunstpreis, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
2012 I like it RAW - Freies Ausstellungs Kollektiv, Epicentro, Berlin
2011 Keine Zeit, G.A.S.-Station., Berlin (cat.) (curated by Elisa Asenbaum/ Thomas Stuck)
2011 Fauna und Flora, Galerie am Markt, Koblenz
2011 kunstfrühling 2011, Gleishallen Bremen (cat.)(cooperation with N. Bauer) (cat.)(curated by Rebeccah Blum and Jennifer Bork)
2010 Paula Modersohn Becker Kunstpreis, Kunsthalle Worswede (cat.) (curated by Susanne Hinrichs)
2010 Leinen los!, Kunstverein Hannover (cat.) (curated by Ute Stuffer)
2010 Festival des Carnets de voyages - Ici & Ailleurs, Le Fourneau - Centre National des Arts, Brest Frankreich
2010 Berlin Transit, Artport Galerie, Berlin
2010 Hausbesuch2, Künstlerhaus Bremen (cooperation with Norbert Bauer)
2009 Anonymous Drawings No.10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (cat.)
2009 Chaos, G.A.S.-Station., Berlin (cat.) (view) (curated by Elisa Asenbaum/ Thomas Stuck)
2009 Localize - Das Heimatfestival, Potsdam (view)
2009 Das Hermännische, 68elf - Forum junger Kunst, Cologne (cat.) (view)
2009 spring! - kunstfrühling09, Gleishallen Bremen (cat.)(cooperation with Norbert Bauer) (curated by Dirck Möllmann) (view)
2008 BKLYN 111, Brooklyn Artist Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2008 It's not easy, Exit Art, New York
2008 Nordlichter, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (cat.) (cooperation with Norbert Bauer)
2008 Annonyme Zeichner No.8, meinblau e.V., Berlin (cat.)
2007 Paulas Kinder, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (view)
2007 As time goes by - 30 Jahre Bremer Förderpreis, Städtische Galerie, Bremen (cat.)
2007 5. Kunstpreis, Kunstvereins Bobingen (Kat.) (view)
2006 Heimspiel, Kunstverein Hannover (Kat.)
2006 175 Bilder für 175 Jahre, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
2006 Kunstrasen - Ersatzbank der Gefühle, Stadtmuseum, Halle (Saale) (cat.)
2006 Die andere Seite, Galerie Herold, Bremen
2005 Nordwestkunstpreis - Die Nominierten, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (cat.) (curated by Danile Spanke)
2005 kunstfrühling, verschiedene Museen in Bremen (cat.)(cooperation with Norbert Bauer)
2004 young bremish artists - zeitgleich, Städtische Galerie, Bremen (cat.) (curated by Marion Bertram)
2004 swb-Galerie, Bremen (Kat.)
2003 Bremer Förderpreis, Städtische Galerie, Bremen
2002 Oboz 1, Zabrodje, Weißrussland
2002 Heritage, La Friche, Marseille, (cat.)
2002 saw you, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Künstlerhaus Bremen (cat.)
1999 Große Kunstausstellung, Düsseldorf (cat.)
1998 Große Kunstausstellung, Düsseldorf (cat.)

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