Stephan Balkenhol

  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Stephan Balkenhol” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019 ©Stephan Balkenhol, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • column figure (woman in red coat) 2011 
h.171.0 × w.28.5 × d.32.0 cm (figure)
 ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • column figure (man in green shirt), 2011 
wawa wood, acrylic
, h.173.0 x w.28.0 x d.32.0 cm (figure)
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • man in black/white with relief black gold, 2011
 wawa wood, acrylic, gold leaf, 
h.173.0 x w.38.0 x d.31.0 cm (figure)
, h.140.0 x w.99.0 x d.4.0 cm (relief), ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • head relief (man black), 2011 
wawa wood, acrylic, 
h.80.0 x w.59.5 x d.2.5 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • head relief (woman grey), 2011
 wawa wood, acrylic
, h.80.0 x w.59.5 x d.2.5 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • face on blind, 2011 
wawa wood, acrylic, sisal
, h.169.5 x w.130.0 x d.12.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • wall sculpture (man in grey suit), 2011
 wawa wood, acrylic
, h.220.0 x w.60.0 x d.29.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • small ebony sculpture, 2011 
ebony wood, 
h.36.0 x w.20.0 x d.8.0 cm
h.30.0 x w.20.0 x d.22.5 cm (base)
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • mirror figure, 2011
 wawa wood, silver leaf, acrylic
, h.220 x w.100.0 x d.41.5 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • untitled 1-10, 2010
 charcoal on paper, 
h.31.5 x w.23.5 cm (frame)
, h.50.0 x w.40.0 x d.3.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol

  • untitled 2-10, 2010 
charcoal on paper, 
h.31.5 x w.23.5 cm (frame)
, h.50.0 x w.40.0 x d.3.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • untitled 8-10, 2010 
charcoal on paper
, h.31.5 x w.23.5 cm (frame)
, h.50.0 x w.40.0 x d.3.0 cm, 
©Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2011
 ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2011
 ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2011 
©Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, 2011
 ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • wall-figure (male detail), 2007
 douglas fir, painted with wall pedestal
, 178.0 x 60.0 x 33.0 cm (male) , © Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2007 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2007 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • architecture, Fellbach (right:detail ), 2007 
wawa wood, painted
, 299.5 x 102.0 x 4.5 cm, 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • woman in red uniform, 2007 
douglas fir, painted
, 170.0 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm, 
©Stephan Balkenhol
  • tall figure, 2007 
poplar wood, painted with pedestal (pine wood)
, 264.5 x 100.0 x 52.0 cm
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2007 © Stephan Balkenhol
  • wall-figure (female/male), 2007 
douglas fir, painted with wall pedestal, 
178.0 x 60.0 x 33.0 cm (male) , 173.5 x 60.0 x 33.0 cm (female)
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • figure (man), 2007 
poplar wood, painted with pedestal (pine wood), 
242.0 x 62.0 x 42.5 cm
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • big head with 3 part-relief (black), 2007 beech wood, wawa wood, painted with pedestal (pine wood)
, 173.0 x 65.5 x 84.0 cm (head with pedestal), 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2007 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • man in white shirt and a woven relief, 2007 douglas fir, wawa wood, painted, 
170.0 x 34.5 x 25.5 (figure) , 139.7 x 98.7 x 4.5 (relief)
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2007 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • woman in brown dress and a point-relief, 2007 douglas fir, wawa wood, painted
, 170.0 x 34.0 x 25.0 (figure)
, 140.0 x 99.0 x 4.5 (relief)
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • man without trousers, 2007 
douglas fir, painted
, 171.0 x 29.5 x 25.0 cm, 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • head relief (Man), 2007
 poplar wood, painted
, 80.0 x 60.3 x 2.3 cm
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • head relief (Woman), 2007 poplar wood, painted
, 80.0 x 60.0 x 2.3 cm, 
© Stephan Balkenhol
  • small head relief (Man), 2007 poplar wood, painted, 
30.0 x 29.7 x 4.0 cm
, © Stephan Balkenhol
  • deep relief (head/male), 2007 
poplar wood, painted
, 157.0 x 124.5 x 13.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol
  • small head relief (Woman), 2007 
poplar wood, painted, 
30.0 x 29.7 x 4.0 cm
, ©Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol was born in 1957 in Hesse, Germany. From 1976 he studied at the Hamburg School of Fine Arts where artists including Nam June Paik and Sigmar Polke had taught at the time, and received the tutorship of renowned minimalist sculptor Ulrich Rückriem.

Balkenhol has presented works in numerous exhibitions internationally, and his first solo exhibition in Japan, “Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Reliefs” held in 2005 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, received significant recognition and acclaim.

His major solo exhibitions include Museé de Grenoble (France, 2010), Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Germany, 2008), Sprengel Museum (Hannover, Germany, 2003), Saatchi Gallery (London, UK, 1996), The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC, 1995) , Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin, Germany, 1994).


His major group exhibitions include “1995 Carnegie International” (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995), “Doubletake” Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 1992 [toured to Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria]
, 
”Post Human” FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain, [toured to Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy / Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany] 
, 
”Possible Worlds: Sculpture from Europe” (ICA and Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
, 1990), “Skulptur Projekt in Münster” (Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, 1987).

Balkenhol’s works are housed in the collections of numerous museums throughout the world including Art Institute of Chicago (USA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (USA), The Broad Art Foundation (USA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Germany), Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Germany), The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Japan), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan).

Solo exhibition

2019 "Stephan Balkenhol" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"Deadline" Museum of Sepulchral Culture, Kassel, Germany
Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm, Sweden
Le Portique, Le Havre, France
Galerie Hempel, Leipzig, Germany
”Bewahrung der Schöpfung”, Wälderhaus, Hamburg, Germany
"Stephan Balkenhol - Die Bronze-Editionen 1992-2019" Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2018 "Deweer Gallery & MDZ Art Gallery present: STEPHAN BALKENHOL" Deweer Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Fabula" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg
Kunshalle Emden, Emden, Germany
Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2017 "Neue Arbeiten" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
"30 Years Stephan Balkenhol" Deweer Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
"New Sculptures by Stephan Balkenhol" Galeria Senda, Barcelona
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2016 "Stephan Balkenhol: Sculptures and Reliefs" Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg
2015 "New Sculptures" Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Balkenhol" Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Landes Museum, Linz, Austria
"Skulpturen" Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
2013 "Universe" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
"Alles gut!"Holger Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
"Inauguration of the Wagner Memorial Sculpture" Leipzig, Germany
"Big Head Column" Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Galerie des Wetzlarer Kunstvereins, Wetzlarer, Germany
"Sotheby's, Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition" Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK
2012 "New Works" Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
"Stephan Balkenhol in St. Elizabeth" St. Elizabeth Church, Kassel, Germany
"A Sign in the Forum of Caesar: Stephan Balkenhol more and more" Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
2011 "Stephan Balkenhol" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2010 Museé de Grenoble, Grenoble, France 

Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2009 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2008 "New Works" MAI 36 GALERIE, Zürich, Switzerland

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
2007 "Stephan Balkenhol" Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany 

"Stephan Balkenhol" Kabinett Für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany 

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisberg, Germany

"Sculptures and Drawings" Galeri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden

"Stephan Balkenhol" Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy 

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

"Stephan Balkenhol" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 "New Work" Galerie L¨hrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Homme-girafe, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France

Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden - Baden, Germany
2005 CRG, Los Angeles, CA 

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

"Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Reliefs" National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Japan 
/ Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Galerí a Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain

Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Galerie Johnin & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
2004 Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Galerie Lohrl, Monchengladbach, Germany

Dorrie & Priess, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Galerie Mal 36, Zürich, Switzerland

Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2003 Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Le Rectangle and Goethe Institute, Lyon, France

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

"Stephan Balkenhol und. . . " Stadtische Galerie Fellbach, Germany

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2002 Mai 36 Galerie, Zörich, Switzerland

Stadtverwaltung, Erfurt, Germany

Gallery Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain 

Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

Begegnungsstätte Kleine Synagoge Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, LA
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany

Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland

C.G.A.C (Centre Galego de Arte Contemporaneo), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
OMR Gallery, Mexico-City, Mexico

Dorrie Priess Galerie. Hamburg, Germany

"Photographien" Barbara Wien Galerie / Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Fries Museum, Leeuwaarden, The Netherlands

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany
2000 Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

The Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, OH
Bell Gallery, Brown University Providence, RI 

St Louis Arts Center, St Louis, MO
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanéa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Galerie Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
1999 Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany 

Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Galleria Civica Di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

European Foundation for Sculpture, Parque
Tournay Solvay, Brussels, Belgium 

Galerie Löhrl, Berlin, Germany 

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK
1998 The Arts Club, Chicago, IL

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany 

Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy 

"Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen " Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany 

"Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen" Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen, Germany

"Stephan Balkenhol, Skulpturen" Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
1997 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
1996 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

CEAAC, Strassbourg, France

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Stephan Balkenhol, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
1995 The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
1994 "Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen" Galerie L¨hrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany [Touring to Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany]

"Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen" Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover, Germany

Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Musée Departmental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechoouart, France [Touring to Musée des Beaux Arts, Haute-Normandie, France]

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Dörrie and Priess, Hamburg, Germany
1993 "Stephan Balkenhol: Vier Männer auf Bojen" Locations: Elbe, near Museumshafen Ovelgönne, Hamburg-Altona; Suderelbe, Hamburg-Harburg; Serrahn, Hamburg-Bergdorf; Aussenalster, near Gurlittinsel, Hamburg-Mitte
Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany

Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

Outdoor installation in Amiens (Summer)
, France
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris and Marseille, France 

"Stephan Balkenhol: About Men and Sculpture" Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1991 "Six ours pour Paris" Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Paris, France

"Stephan Balkenhol : Skulpturen im Stadelgarten" Städtische Galerie im Städel, Frankfurt, Germany

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany / Kunstverein Ulm, Germany

"Stephan Balkenhol: Köpfe" Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany [Touring to Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland / Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany / Mannheim Kunstverein, Germany]

The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

"Stephan Balkenhol: Zeichnungen 1990 und Entwürfe fur Skulpturen" Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

"Skulpturen und Zeichnungen" Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany
1989 Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

1987 "Stephan Balkenhol: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen" Braunschweig, Germany

Deweer Art Gallery, Otegen, Belgium
1985 "Stephan Balkenhol Skulpturen" A.O. Kunstraum, Hamburg, Germany

"Skulpturen Stephan Balkenhol" Kunstverein Bochum, Germany
1984 "Stephan Balkenhol: Neue Arbeiten" Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Group exhibition

2019 "Bêtes de scène" Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorge, France
2018 "Treasure box of Contemporary Art" Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
"The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works with 19 Themes" The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2017 "Best of 2017" Galerie Ostendorff, Münster, Germany
"Collector's Room # 16: Landscapes of the Mind"Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
"Sculpture" Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
"Grey and Beige Portfolio" Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
"A Show, Inside Out (Outdoor Sculptures)" Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2016 "Animalia" Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK
"Summer Exhibition" Royal Academy, London, UK
"Defining Sculpture" Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY
"Stephan Balkenhol and Philippe Cognée" Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France
2015 "Space Age" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France
"Figure on Display: Stephan Balkenhol and Jeff Wall" Leopold Hoesch Musuem, Duren, Germany
"Inventory, Vol. 5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996" FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
"Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition" Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Skulptur I, Ludorff, Duesseldorf, Germany
20 + 2 YEARS, A3 Arndt Art Agency, Singapore
2014 "Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Collection" The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2011 "Invisibleness is Visibleness" MOCA TAIPEI:Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2008 "Listen Darling... The World is Yours" Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Center, Lisbon, Portugal
2007 "Summer Exhibition" Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

"Passion Complex: Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery" Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2006 "Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections" MCA Chicago, IL
2005 "Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition" Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 

"Large Drawings" Galerie Bernd Klüser, Germany

"The Blake Byrne Collection" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

"My Favorite Things!: Painting in France" Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

"21" Dogenahaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany

"We can do it!" Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia
2004 Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
"Miedo" Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
2003 "Jetzt und hier-Die Sammlung Zeitgenosslscher Kunst" Museum Kurhaus Kleve -Ewald Mataré-Sammlung, Kleve, Germany

"Inaugural Show" Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
"Sculpture" Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Rhons Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Sculpture project at More London with Fiona Banner and David Batchelor Durchgehend geöffnet" Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
2002 "Avant que la mer fut au monde" Rochechouart portoit les Ondes, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France

"Das Tier in mir" Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Germany

"Photogenic Institute of Contemporary Art" University of Pennsylvania, PA
Philadelphia
 Grünzeug Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Germany

"Pop Art und die zeitgenössische Bildhauerkunst" Gerhard Marcks-Haus Bremen, Germany

"Yime-Space-Motion" Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2001 "De wereld folgens Duitsland" Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
Fotografierte Bilder Museum Bochum, Germany

"Geometrie & Gestus" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
1999 "Essensbilder" Dorrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 

"Back to Kassel" Kasseler-Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

"Conversation" Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
1998 "Women" Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
1997 FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
1995 "Philip Akerman/Stephan Balkenhol" Galerie Johnen & Schöttle. Cologne, Germany

"Africus: Johannesburg Biennale" Johannesburg, South Africa

"1995 Carnegie International" Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1994 "Summer Group Show" Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C.

"Das Jahrhundertder Multiple" Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

"Cultural Capital of Europe" Lisbon, Portugal

"Still Life" Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

"Ludwig's Lust: Die Sammlung Irene und Peter Ludwig" Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Germany

"Gegenbilder, Installation at Lamberti Kirche" Münster, Germany

"NL Dordrecht: 51° 48-04° 40°" Dordrecht Kalkhaven, The Netherlands

"Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium" Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1992 "Doubletake" Hayward Gallery, London, UK [touring Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria]

"Die 29. Austellung" Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

"Current Art in Public Spaces, Expo '92" Seville, Spain

"Tiere" Galerie Dörrie & Priess, Hamburg, Germany [touring Galerie Tröster& Schlüter Frankfurt, Germany]

"Double Identity" Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

"Post Human" FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, [touring Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy / Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany] 

"Der gefrorene Leopard" Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany

"Qui, Qui Ou?; Un regard sur l'art en Allemagne en 1992" Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
1991 "Tio ars ing konst I Hamburg 80/90" Malmö, Konstmuseet Malmö Sweden

"Ansichten von Figur in der Moderne Heilbronn" Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Deutschhof, Germany

"Seven Women" Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
"Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin-Fonds: Zeichunungen des 20" Jahrhunderts, Kunstmuseum Basel, Germany

"Zeitgenössiche Kunst aus der Deutschen Bank: Skulptur, Zeichnug, Photographie" Erholungshaus der Bayer, AG, Leverkusen, Germany [touring Bozen Museum für Moderne Kunst and Hoechst, Galerie Jahrhunderthalle]

"Hamburg Abroad" European Visual Arts Centre, Ipswich, UK
1990 "A New Necessity" First Tyne International, Newcastle, UK

"Possible Worlds: Sculpture from Europe" ICA and Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

"Prospekt 89" Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

"4. Triennale der Kleinplastik" Fellbach, Germany

"Sei Artisti Tedeschi" Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy 

"Das goldene Zimmer" Nymphenburger Schlosspark, Munich, Germany

"Bremen Kunstpreis 1989" Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany 

"Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis" Stadtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

"Binationale: 'German Art of the Late 80s and American Art of the Late 80s'" Stâdtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany [toring MA; ICA, Boston / Museum of Fine Art Hamburg, Germany]

1987 "Skulptur Projekt in Münster" Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany
"A Choice: Contemporary Art from Europe' Kunstrai 1987" Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Et de la Sculpture" Park de la Pepiniere, Nancy, France

"Exotische Welten-Europäische Phantasien" Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

"Stephan Balkenhol, Werner Kutz, Jan Vercrysse" Galerie Johnen & Schöttle Cologne, Germany

"Theatergarten-Bestiarium" Kunstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich, Germany
1986 "Jenisch-Park Skulptur" Jenisch Park, Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"Momente-zum Thema Urbanitat" Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

"Stephan Balkenhol, L.Gerdes, E.Karnauke" Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
"Neue Deutsche Skulptur" Deweer Art Gallery and International Cultural Center, Otegem, Belgium

"Die Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendiaten" 15 junge Künstler, Darmstadt, Germany
1984 "Die Stipendatiaten der Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Fürderrungsstiftung" Brucke-Museum, Berlin, Germany

Landesvertretung der freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany
"Jenis Park Skulptur" Jenish Park, Hamburg, Germany
1983 "Impulse I" Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Selected public collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA
ARS AEVI, Museum Of Contemporary Art Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Artothek, Germany
Attitudes, Switzerland
BAWAG Contemporary, Austria
Burger Collection, Germany
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Spain
Diözesanmuseum Würzburg, Germany
Elipse Foundation Art Centre, Portugal
Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland
JCCC Overland Park, USA
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Germany
MARCA Museum, Italy
Marta, Germany
Me Collectors Room, Germany
Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Switzerland
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg
Musée de Grenoble, France
Musée de Marseille, France
Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, F.R.A.C., Franche-Comté, France
Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Canada
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Switzerland
Museu Berardo, Portugal
Museum Africa, South Africa
Museum De Paviljoens, The Netherlands
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Germany
Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Emanuel-Hoffmann-Stiftung), Switzerland
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Germany
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Germany
Museum Küppersmühle, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Germany
Museum Villa Haiss, Germany
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (MUHKA), Belgium
Museum Würth, Germany
Nerman Museum, USA
Neue Nationalgalerie, SMPK, Germany
Neue Pinakothek, Germany
Neues Museum, Germany
Ordos Art Museum, China
Peggy Guggenheim, Italy
Sammlung Essl, Austria
Sammlung Ströher, Germany
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Germany
Schaulager, Switzerland
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Germany
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
Stad Kortrijk, Belgium
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Germany
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
The Broad Art Foundation, USA
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Germany

Selected Biennal

2016 5th Biennale Gherdëina: From here to eternity Biennale Gherdëina Ortisei in Val Gardena, Italy
2015 ArtZuid 2015 Stichting Art Zuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Skulpturen Triennale Bingen 2011: Schönheit und Natur Skulpturen Triennale Bingen, Bingen am Rhein, Germany
2008 XIII Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara Biennale di Sculture di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
2007 10th Triennale Kleinplastik - Bodycheck Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany