Joachim Bandau

°1936, Cologne (DE) – lives and works in Aachen (DE) and Stäfa (CH)

Joachim Bandau belongs to an important group of German artists, along with Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, and Imi Knoebel, who came out of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1961. Since the late 1960s, Bandau created a series of mobile sculptures, which resemble a hybrid of man, machine, and design-object. In his following sculptures, he continued to refer to the human condition and form, along with Germany’s complex post-WWII re-invention. Another important part of Bandau’s artistic practice is his lacquer works and his black watercolour paintings, both exploiting the principle of layering.

Joachim Bandau has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Neues Museum, Nürnberg; and M HKA, Antwerp. His work has also been shown in several major group exhibitions at venues such as the SculptureCenter, New York; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and Haus der Kunst, Munich. He has also shown several works at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.


Joachim Bandau
Joachim Bandau (Photo by Philipp Hänger. Courtesy of Kunsthalle Basel)

Bandau’s work is present in many important public collections, such as Kunstmuseum, Basel; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Joachim Bandau is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich

Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Two Rooms, Newton Auckland

Galerie Maubert, Paris

You can also find more works by Joachim Bandau on his own website.

works by Joachim Bandau

Joachim Bandau - Ohne Titel - 1984

Joachim Bandau

Ohne Titel

Joachim Bandau - Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation) - 1973/2014

Joachim Bandau

Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation)


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