Biography

Marcus Herse is an artist, educator and curator who is currently based in Los Angeles. Born in 1975 in Dinslaken, Germany, he studied painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, where he received the Meisterschüler Title in 2001 and the Akademiebrief in 2004. He was awarded a DAAD postgraduate grant and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2002 and 2003. He is a recipient of the dHCS Studio Stipend hosted by the Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2007 - 2009), and a fellowship artist of the Contemporary Collectors Orange County (2014). Recent solo shows include  Was man nicht im Kopf hat… - Use your head to save your heels (2017)  at Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany, Cruise.Control. (2015), and Galleria (2013) at Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Almost ther at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2014), and Agent at Ginerva Gambino, Cologne (2014). His work has been included i.a. in the exhibitions Talking to Rocks, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (2010); Love Letter to a Surrogate, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (2011); Jendreiko fragt WAS NUN?, Schmela Haus, Kunstsammlung NRW, Germany (2010); Another Cats Show, 356 Mission Los Angeles CA (2014); Von Wanderern, Wilderern & Dilettanten, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany (2013); dHCS Grant Exhibition, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany (2009); Städtische Bühne, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany (2007); Without Kubrick..., Lothringer 13 - Städtische Kunsthalle München, Germany (2009). Herse is represented by Gínerva Gambino in Cologne. In addition he has been organizing exhibitions since 2007 in Germany and Southern California and was co-founder and director of the artist run space JB JURVE in Los Angeles from 2010-2012. 

 

Education

  • 1997 - 2004 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, Akademiebrief
  • 2002 - 2003 University of California Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 Meisterschüler awarded by Jan Dibbets, Honorary Title, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1996 - 1997 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Netherlands, Vooropleiding

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Marcus Herse, Was man nicht im Kopf hat… - Use your head to save your heels,  July 7 - Aug 12, 2017,  Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany
  • 2017 We Plus You, May 31 - June 29, 2017, Weltkunstzimmer, Duesseldorf, Germany (Two-person exhibition with Andreas Schmitten)
  • 2015 Marcus Herse: Cruise.Control. January 17 - February 28, 2015, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014 Marcus Herse: Agent, Nov 21 - Dec 20, 2014, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany
  • 2014 Almost ther, August 9 - August 30, 2014, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 Marcus Herse: Galleria, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Marcus Herse: Kaa, Schnaky White Gallery, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2009 Marcus Herse’s Brane, Andi Vegas Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2006 letsgoexorcism, Mintrop 11, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 Covers, The Bloke, Pasadena, CA, organized by Justin Cole
  • 2016 Body pt. 1 (zombie), Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany
  • 2016 Bandini International Film Festival, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles
  • 2016 Complete Standstill, Eyes Only, Munich, Germany
  • 2015 New Babylon, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, organized by Michael Dopp
  • 2015 Palm Capsule, MAK Center, Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 2015, a project by Christian Mayer
  • 2015 Drawings | Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • 2015 Thank you P.F. Chang's, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA, April 24 - May 11, 2015, invited by Isaac Resnikoff and Michael Dopp
  • 2015 Two Person Presentation (with Aaron Garber Maikovska), Greene Exhibitions at Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 2014 On Broadway, The Property, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Sarah Bostwick
  • 2014 Marcus Garber Wu, Parkhaus, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany, Invited by Sebastian Ludwig
  • 2014 Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 Folding Time Rhymes, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 Kosmisches Beispiel Nr. 3: Golden Gates, Bergerkirche, Düsseldorf, Germany, invited by Christian Jendreiko
  • 2013 Making/Working, Coastline Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, curated by Michael Lee
  • 2013 Von Wanderern, Wilderern & Dilettanten, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2012 The Subterreneans, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
  • 2012 Curatorial Exchange, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, curated by Roger Herman
  • 2012 Enthusiasm II, Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2011 The Postcard, Rosenberg Gallery NYU, New York, NY curated by Agnes Lux
  • 2011 Love Letter to a Surrogate, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium, curated by Warren Neidich
  • 2011 The July Show (in August)..., A tree lined street, Los Angeles, CA, invited by Chris Lipomi
  • 2010 Groupshow, Parlor Antics, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Julie Kirkpatrick
  • 2010 Animalfaith - Doot Doot (D.B. Sweeney), JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Talking to Rocks, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy, curated by NÜANS and P.E. Antognoli
  • 2010 Jendreiko fragt WAS NUN?, Schmela Haus Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2009 Without Kubrick.., Laden Lothringer 13 - Städtische Kunsthalle München, Germany, invited by Andreas Schmitten
  • 2009 dHCS Grant Exhibition, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2008 Documental, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2007 LGX, ZuvielTV, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 SummerMMOGG, Projektraum Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2007 Städtische Bühne, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2007 Labsetstudio, Hafen Reisholz, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2006 Death of the Curator, Red motA, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2006 We can dance like a minority in Germany, Maxim, Köln, Germany
  • 2006 Meisterhaus, Gregor Gleiwitz Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2006 meclintclintme, Gallerie Ölfrueh, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2004 Monolith, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2003 #006 Instant Installations, The Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 Art-Bar, Kunsthalle Koblenz, Germany
  • 2002 Gröhnkohl, Projektraum Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2001 Kryptonit-erst testen Sie sich, dann legen sie Ihre Kollegen rein, Fundbureau Hamburg, Germany

 

Screenings

  • 2016 Bandini International Film Festival, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles
  • 2014 Marcus Herse: Galleria, Art Berlin Contemporary: Cinema, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013-2014 Marcus Herse: Galleria, West Space Journal, Issue #2, Summer 2014
  • 2012 Die Sprache ist das Haus in dem wir leben - Kunstfilmtag 012, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2011 Corridor Plateau, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany
  • 2009 FILMSALON, invited by Sascha Hahn, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2008 24 hour video screening, LACE (curated by Micol Hebron), Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 IFCT (International Festival for Cinema and Technology), Seattle, WA
  • 2007 Kunstfilmtag, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Awards and residencies

  • 2014 Fellowship Artist, Contemporary Collectors Orange County
  • 2012 Parkfield Artist Residency, Parkfield CA
  • 2007 - 2009 dHCS Studio Stipend, Kunstverein Düsseldorf
  • 2007 Project Funding, Kulturamt Stadt Düsseldorf
  • 2002 - 2003 DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship

 

Catalogs

  • 2015 Roberts and Tilton; New Babylon; Golden Spike Press, Los Angeles, California; ISBN: 978-0-9914889-4-0
  • 2014 Ginerva Gambino; Ginerva Gambino shows Marcus Herse: Agent Verlag für zeitgenössische Beobachtung, Cologne, 2014; ISBN 978-3-944877-08-2
  • 2014 Richards, David; Tuck, Geoff; The Parkfield Review #3: 2012 - 2013, Insert Blanc Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0991109265, 2014
  • 2011 Apogee – A Compilation of Solitude, Ecology and Recreation, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-86895-116-5

 

Reviews

  • Elena Erbrich, Ausstellung will die Strategien der Konsumwelt enttarnen, Rheinische Post, Juni 2017
  • Anna Wondrack, Blick Fang, Artmuc, February 2016
  • Travis Diehl; Marcus Herse, Artforum, May 2015
  • Mizota, Sharon; Around and around with Marcus Herse at Commonwealth and Council, www.latimes.com, August 22, 2014
  • Steffen, Patrick. Marcus Herse, Flash Art International, Issue 291, July/August/September 2013: 116.
  • Barton, David; Curatorial Cage Match In Irvine - The city's Fine Arts Center show 'Curatorial Exchange' makes art geeks go mano a mano, OC Weekly, Sep 20 2012
  • Schuknecht, Bernd; Kunst-Parcours im Hafen - Labsetstudio; Rheinische Post, Juli 2007
  • Meister, Helga; Künstler in einem unalltäglichen Labor; "Labsetstudio" Gruppenausstellung an der Reisholzer Werftstraße; WZ, Juli 31 2007

 

Projects

  • 2013 March issue of Eric Palgon's Forest Hills Literary Journal
  • 2011 Gottesrauschen, Performance by Christian Jendreiko, Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Design for The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth, Chamber Opera by Veronika Krausas directed by Yuval Sharon, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Contribution to APOGEE, an artist book published by Nüans
  • 2010 A different Form of Love, Performance by Christian Jendreiko, Love Letters to a Surrogate, Torrance Art Museum, CA
  • 2008 Eine andere Form der Liebe, Peformance by Christian Jendreiko, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • 2007 La Forme, Performance by Angela Fette, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Panels and Lectures

  • 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2015 East of Eden, hosted by Xtra Magazine at 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles
  • 2012 Lectures and Salad, Actual Size, Los Angeles

 

Curatorial

  • 2018 Glass Tambourine; Mark Flores, Gregor Gleiwitz, Pearl Hsiung, Pamela Jordan, Michael John Kelly, Rachel LaBine, Emily Marchand; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
  • 2017 My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County; Ken Gonzales-Day, Ramiro Gomez, Cynthia Herrera, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Patrick Martinez, Shizu Saldamando, Alejandro Sanchez, Ana Serrano; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
  • 2017 Ex Libris, January 30, 2017 – March 5, 2017; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
  • 2016 Truth Syrup; Josh Atlas, Nicole Van Beek, Richard Bott, Michael Kennedy Costa, Chet Glaze, Daniel Mendel-Black, Florian Morlat, Nora Shields; October 10, 2016 – November 6, 2016; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
  • 2016 My Skin is my Crustle (Pink Marble); Carmen Argote, Lynda Benglis, Young Joon Kwak, Lila De Magalhaes, Jennifer Sullivan, Xina Xurner; August 29, 2016 – September 25, 2016, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
  • 2016 The Emblematic; Hillary Baker, Nate Fors, Keith Haring, David Kiddie, Elizabeth Murray, R.T. Pece, Antonio Puleo, Ken Price, Anna, Sew Hoy, William T. Whiley, co-curated with Natalie Lawler; July 18, 2016 - August 14, 2016, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2016 UP-ISH; Dewey Ambrosino, Kristi Lippire, Renée Petropoulos, Margo Victor, Jennifer West, February 1 - March 11, 2016, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2015 Stray Edge; Monique van Genderen, Shila Khatami, Lisa Williamson, Ulrich Wulff; September 28 - November 6, 2015, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, C
  • 2015 Paths and Edges; John Baldessari, Edith Baumann, Mary Corse, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, Betty Gold, Anne Hammilton, Al Held, Roger Herman, William Kentridge, Soo Kim, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Michael Reafsnyder, Ed, Ruscha, Richard Serra, co-curated with Natalie Lawler; July 20 - September 15, 2015, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2015 XX REDUX-Revisiting a feminist art collective; Marsia Alexander Clark, Nancy Buchanan, Diane Calder, Audrey Chan, Merion Estes, Vanalyne Green, Micol Hebron, Mayde Herberg, Connie Jenkins, Carol Kaufman, Jan Lester Martin, Rachel Rosenthal, Nancy Weber, Faith Wilding, Nancy Youdelman, Rachel Youdelman, co curated with Nancy Buchanan and Micol Hebron; February 2 – March 14, 2015, 2015, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2014 LIFE TRANSMISSIONS; Bas Jan Ader, Sarah Bostwick, Joshua Callaghan, Megan Daalder, Karl Haendel, Mary Kelly, John Mills, Jed Ochmanek, Gina Osterloh, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Wu; October 6 – November 2, 2014; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2014 Sniff the Space Flat on your Face; Brian Bress, Marjorie Cameron, Marc Chagall, Animal Charm, Salvador Dali, India Lawrence, Max Maslansky, Juliana Paciulli, Dani Tull, Jeffrey Vallance, Matt Wardell; August 25 – September 25, 2014, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2014 Knock Off - Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana; Co-curated with Natalie Lawler, May 19, 2014 – August 15, 2014; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2014 Your Shell is made of Air; Chris Burden, Molly Corey, Cayetano Ferrer, Dan Graham, Lia Halloran, Olga Koumoundouros, Aaron Garber Maikovska, Alex McDowell, Isaac Resnikoff, Geoff Tuck; January 27 - February 28, 2014; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2013 Demolition Woman; Kaucyila Brooke, Kelly Cline, Veronique d’Entremont, Danielle Dean, Lecia Dole-Recio, Patricia Fernández, Margaret, Honda, Alice Könitz, Bessie Kunath, Young Joon Kwak, Gina Osterloh, Gala Porras-Kim, Jen Smith, Ariane; Vielmetter, Brenna Youngblood, Co curated with Young Chung; September 23 - October 25, 2013, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2013 SYROP&CHANG - A two person exhibition in conjunction with the 2013 California Pacific Triennial; Mitchell Syrop, York Chang, co-curated in conjunction with the 2013 California Pacific Triennial curated by Dan Cameron; June 30, 2013 – September 14, 2013, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2013 California Visual Music - Three Generations of Abstraction; Heather Brown, Tony Delap, Michael Dopp, Roy Dowell, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Michael Rey, Brian Sharp, Jay Sagen, Patrick Wilson, Bobbi Woods, co-curated with David Michael Lee; May 20, 2013 – June 15, 2013, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2013 Wir Drei - Figurative Painting; Yesim Akdeniz, David Bell, Charles Garabedian, Roger Herman, Dietmar Lutz, Andre Niebur, Laura Owens, Suzanne Wright; January 30 – March 1, 2013, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2012 DARK MATTERS - Takes on Conceptual and Minimal Aesthetics – Düsseldorf / Los Angeles; Krysten Cunningham, Adam Feldmeth, Tobias Hantmann, Christian Jendreiko, Analia Saban, Monika Stricker; October 1, 2012 through October 29, 2012, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2012 LICK IT INTO SHAPE - Friending the Ephemeral; Brandon Andrew, Young Chung, Public Fiction, Samara Golden, Alex Jasch, Cyril Kuhn, Davida Nemeroff, Paul Pescador; August 20 - September 20, 2012; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2012 JB JURVE at Co/Lab: Steven Aldahl, John Seal; Friday, 28 September 2012 - Sunday, 30 September 2012; Artra CoLab Artfair, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica CA
  • 2012 Geoff Tuck - To the Lighthouse; David Bell, John Burtle, Young Chung, Adam Feldmeth, Daniel Lara, Carrie Mc Ilwain, Davida Nemeroff, Ivette Soler, Geoff Tuck, Alexander Wolff, Aaron Wrinkle; May 19, 2012 - June 19, 2012, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012 Vous Play; Roy Dowell, Bart Exposito, Julie Kirkpatrick, Lari Pittman, March 17, 2012 - April 7, 2012, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012 Aaron GM: BIGZONE - Everything #1; February 18, 2012, 7 -10pm, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 New Yours New Yours; Chris Lipomi, Georg Parthen; October 8, 2011 - November 22, 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Apogee - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation
  • 2011 Aaron GM, Klara Adam, Joe Baiza, Ana Barrado, WJM Kok, nüans (Elmar Hermann, Anna Heidenhain, Maki Umehara) Michael H. Shamberg & Turtle Salon, Matt Sheridan, Gökce Suvari; August 6, 2011 - September 20, 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Perform Chinatown, Christian Jendreiko; July 30, 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Vanessa Conte - Sixteen Days on Europa; April 9 2011 - May 23 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 Matthias Lahme - auf wiedersehen; February 12 2011 - March 28 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Animalfaith - Doot Doot (D.B. Sweeney); December 11 2010 - January 29 2011, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 Labsetstudio; Angela Fette, Tobias Fritz, Sascha Hahn, Marcus Herse, Christian Jendreiko, Markus Karstiess, Martin Kirchner, Guido Muench,Till Pulpanek, Joerg Schluerscheid, Andreas Schmitten, Monika Stricker, Tina Tonagel, Rene Zeh; Düsseldorf, Germany, http://labsetstudio.de 

 

Exhibition Reviews

  • 2017 Vankin, Deborah; The godfather of Chicano art — and the son who's keeping his memory alive; Los Angekes Times; September 18, 2017
  • 2016 Barton, David; Chapman University’s Guggenh  eim Gallery Hosts Women-Centric Exhibit…; OC Weekly; September 14, 2016
  • 2015 Barton, David; Chapman University Revisits the F Word; OC Weekly; March 12 2015
  • 2014 Barton, David; Exhibits at Grand Central and Chapman University Explore the All-Too-Real and Surreally Phony OC Weekly; Juli 3, 2014
  • 2013 Hanson, Brittany; Wreck it Orange County Register; October 14, 2013
  • 2013 Dynamic Exchange: The Pacific Rim Triennial KCET, Evan Senn, September 13, 2013
  • 2013 OCMA's California Pacific-Triennial is Pacific Rim, Minus Giant Robots OC Weekly, David Barton, Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • 2012 "Dark Matters" is one giant conceptual stain OC Weekly, David Barton Thursday October 18, 2012
  • 2012 25 Alternative L.A. Art Spaces to Check Out Now L.A.. Weekly, Carol Cheh Thu., May 3 2012
  • 2011 Chris Lipomi and Geog Parthen at JB Jurve Notes on Looking, Geoff Tuck October 20, 2011