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Andy Hope

°1963, München (DE) – lives and works in Berlin (DE)

Berlin-based artist Andy Hope 1930 has developed a far-reaching and diverse iconography combining the worlds of comic books, science fiction and mythology with history, pop culture and literature. The resulting highly personalised cosmology and invented histories are linked to canons such as constructivism, suprematism and the foundation of 20th century abstract art.

Andy Hope 1930 is primarily interested, as the writer Roberto Ohrt has pointed out, in creating ‘a lacunae in historical logic’, an ambition quite as fabulous as the comic book protagonists that regularly make an appearance in his work and whose presence announces that a fiction is being spun. He plays with the pitfalls of grand aspiration: the contradiction between the omnipotent superhero and his two-dimensional confinement, and the avant-garde’s inevitable succumbing to tradition.

(courtesy of Hauser & Wirth)

Andy Hope 1930 has had one-person exhibitions at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Inverleith House, Edinburgh; Goetz Collection, Munich; Kunsthistorisches Museum and CAC Contemporary Art Club at Theseustempel, Vienna; and MARTa, Herford. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Hope participated in the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and was most recently included in the 57th Venice Biennale.

Andy Hope 1930 is represented by the following galleries;
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Hauser & Wirth, Zurich / London / Somerset / New York / Los Angeles / Gstaad 

Galerie Guido W Baudach, Berlin 

Galerie Christine Mayer, München 

Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna 

Metro Pictures, New York 

You can also see more of Andy Hope 1930’s work on his own website