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

2022 Heitland Honneur (together with Norbert Bauer)
2022 Neustart Kultur stipend
2019 shortlist Kunstpreis Haus am Kleistpark (togehter with Norbert Bauer)
2017 artist in residence, Galleri Svalbard, Spitsbergen Norway
2012 shortlist Tempelhof-Schöneberger Art Prize
2010 shortlist 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)

2024 Redundanz und Masse (cooperation with Norbert Bauer), Kunstverein Buchholz (view)
2023 Irgendwas mit Wald - The Final Cut
(cooperation
with Norbert Bauer), nachtspeicher23, Hamburg,
2023 Zentrale Verwaltung, (cooperation with Norbert Bauer), Galerie Crystal Ball, Berlin
2023 Heitland Honneur 2022, (cooperation with Norbert Bauer), (together with Kathrin Horsch), Gotische Halle, Celle
2019 Lost Icebergs, Raum für Freunde, Kunstverein Wolfsburg (curated by Jennifer Bork) (view)
2019
Age Bomb, Galerie Herold, Bremen (view)
2019
Panikraum, G.A.S.-Station, Berlin
2018 Front, Green Hill Gallery, Berlin (cat.) (view)

2017 Svalbard • Search for the Lost Icebergs, Hochparterre, Berlin (cat.) (view)
2017
Memorial for the Unknown Iceberg
, Possum Gallery, Berlin (cat.) (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 Von Cowboys, Indianern und anderen Soldaten, 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)

2024 Anthroposzenische Landschaften, GaDeWe, Bremen
2024 Belle Etage, Bethanien, Berlin
2023 Zero Tolerance, Spor Klübü, Berlin
2023 Kunstkiosk, io Lux, Berlin
2022
detect – zeichnend Welt begreifen, Galerie Parterre, Berlin
2022 Kunstpreis Ottersberg, Buthmanns Hof