Wolfgang Schäfer - biography:

 
1955 born in Altenkirchen (Germany)
1975-78 grafic-art education at FH Design Düsseldorf; Illustration: Prof. Rudi Assmann; Photography: Prof. Klaus Kammerichs

soloexhibitions, groupshows and performances

2017 "An und für sich" Wolfgang Schäfer, Painting and Performance
opening with the Butoh-Performance "The Call"
d|d contemporary art gallery / Düsseldorf

2017 "HEILIG" Serie, Lambertuskirche, Düsseldorf

2017 KUNST–DSCHUNGEL
with: Achim Duchow, Ella Gold, Christoph Matthes, Max Schulze, Niele Toroni, Wolfgang Schäfer,
Wolfgang Schneider, Nobuko Watanabe, Dolores Wyss,
GALERIE KIKI MAIER-HAHN / Düsseldorf

2016 »Von Sinnen«, Butoh solo performance and action-painting as part of Performance lounge
curated by Bertold Mohr and Klaus Richter at Kulturforum ALTE POST, Neuss

2015 »1 up«, Butoh solo performance as part of live magazine presentation at NRW-Forum
Düsseldorf

2015 »Genau nicht auch anders«, painting as action, Solo-exhibitions at Kartell, Düsseldorf and WERFT 77 with Butoh group and solo performances

2014 »GHOST«, Nature, essential experience of existence | Masaki Iwana + Moeno Wakamatsu, curation and organization, Butoh Performance as Part of the parcours at WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf

2013 »DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK«, Live Projections for the concert at MUSIKZIMMER of Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf

2012 »Tribute«, Butoh performance Solo, Private viewing and Film production.

2012 »Back from Japan«, groupshow with installations, photography, Butoh performance and film screenings reflectingthe Tsunami catastrophe in Japan, at GÄSTEZIMMER of Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf

2011 »Admiring Kazuo Ohno«, private viewing of documentary films 1987 - 1993 by Wolfgang Schäfer, Edited by Kao Okada at Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf

2011 »Butoh-Festival«, Ghost: Deep Soul. Death bears life, curation and stage setting with 5 dancers from Japan and Berlin

2011 »SORAMAME«, groupshow of japanese artists living in Germany as chairman of Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, at former CON-SUM Düsseldorf

2010 »Unter dem Radar«, Exhibition as part of the Presentation »Off-culture in Düsseldorf« as part of »Vier Wände Kunst«, curated von Emmanuel Mir, at CON-SUM Düsseldorf

2010 »SCHAULAGER«, Groupshow of artists living and working at CON-SUM area at BACKRAUM, Düsseldorf

2010 »INSIDE THE SOUND«, Concert with all around projections, Shunsuke Oshio - Guitar, Frank Bauer - Synthesizer, Drummachine, Wolfgang Schäfer - Projections at BACK-RAUM, Düsseldorf

2010 CROSS part 1. INSTALLATION UND MUSIC-LIVE-PERFORMANCE
Exhibition of 35 doors of former rehearsal studios with Graffiti out of the basement of Con-Sum-Brotfabrik with a Crossinstallation as a hommage to the former owner Hans Peter Zimmer at BACK-RAUM,
Düsseldorf

2009 »heilig, heilig«, Verherrlichung und Vergeistlichung in der Kunst, Groupshow, Organisation and Kuration at BACK-RAUM, Düsseldorf (catalogue)

2009 »Beethoven Hommage«, Exhibition, Universitätsclub, Bonn, »Bridges of longing – The portrait of Maria Callas as projection«, Exhibition, Universitätsclub, Bonn

2009 »SCHAULAGER«,Groupshow of artists living and working at CON-SUM area at BACKRAUM, Düsseldorf

 

 

2008 »Bridges of longing–The portrait of Maria Callas as projection«, Exhibition, Galerie Nicols, Düsseldorf,

2008 Exhibition, Galeria de Arte Minkner, Palma de Mallorca (Catalogue with an introduction of Emmanuel Mir)

2008 Mut und Sinnlichkeit-courage and sensuality, groupexhibition curated by Emanuel Mir, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf
Leonore Araki, Felix Baltzer, Veit Ferrer, Claudia van Koolwijk, Julia van Koolwijk, Julia Rüther, Wolfgang Schäfer, Ulrike Schroeter-Virnich

2007 »Beethoven Hommage«, Exhibition, Haus der Musik, Wien,
»Bridges of longing – The portrait of Maria Callas as projection«, Exhibition, Haus der Musik, Wien

2007 <back-forwards> 4 positions of building art, Andreas Bee, Ruprecht, Dreher, Jan Kolata, Wolfgang Schäfer,
introduced by Carl-Friedrich Schröer, CON-SUM Galerie, Düsseldorf

2007 "holy one" an exhibition of current sacred statements in art by
Fujio Akai, Michael Burges, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Marianne Kantert, Alexandra Klawitter, Jörg Kemp, Beate Klompmaker, Claudia van Koolwijk, Soulis Moustakidis, Mayumi Okabayashi, Helme Prinzen, Robert Pufleb, Jens Reulecke, Wolfgang Schäfer, Jo Schultheis, John Silvis, Johannes Weth, Donata Wenders, GLORIA-Halle, Düsseldorf

2006 "Doko-Coco-Nuts" Museum Doko presents, Groupshow, Malkasten Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf

2006 “Beethoven Hommage”, Chambermusichall H. J. Abs of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

2005/6 "Paradies gesucht?" "in search of paradise?", Groupshow and serie of events curated by Blazenka Perica, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf

2005 "hart an der realitaet", made in Flingern, Groupshow curated by Blazenka Perica, Flurklinik, Düsseldorf

2004 Paravent-Project, Stilwerk Düsseldorf, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann

2004 "abstrakt im raum" Groupshow and serie of events, CON-SUM, curated by Blazenka Perica

2003 PREMIUM exhibition, Berlin stars.in.der.manege salon hansa, Düsseldorf

2002 „Gleicher Ort Neue Zeit/Same Place New Time“, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf, (audio and CD-ROM)
„beautiful people“ pop-installation, Blue Square, Gallery Burkhard Eikelmann, Essen,
„schwebende Welt/suspended world“, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf

2001 "illusionary journeys"; Navigators, Düsseldorf
"pop-icons and abstract compositions"; WHU, Vallendar
„anwesend abwesend/absent existent“
Atelier Soulis Moustakidis, (catalogue), Edition,
„beautiful people“, Gallery Rita Nichols, Düsseldorf

2000 "big questions in life"; 88 Verein für Kunst und Kultur, Hamburg
"the unknown known"; Galerie Viktoria, Püttlingen und Doko-Museum, Köln
"a selection"; twentyfourseven, Berlin
"hommage a Achim Duchow"; gallery Klein, Bad Münstereifel
"i'm back again but sorry i'm not here"; Kunstverein Lippstadt
"stars.in.der.manege"; Salon Hansa, Düsseldorf

1999 "new pictures"; CON-SUM gallery, Düsseldorf
"windroses"; Doko-Museum, Köln
"new pictures"; Neue Bilder Welt, Köln

1996 "Sehnsucht Hommage an eine Diva"; NOH-gallery, Düsseldorf

1995 "Con-Con", "birth of a rose"; CON-SUM gallery, Düsseldorf
1995 "hommage a Maria Callas"; Altstadtherbst, Düsseldorf

1994 "hommage a Maria Callas"; Knokke

1993 "dance macabre"; Klingenmuseum, Solingen
"strange and different?"; Medien-Mafia, Düsseldorf
"crusified self"; Kunstmuseum Chemnitz

1992 "saving the tracks"; Spoerl-factory, Düsseldorf

1991 "lost paradise"; Gallery Hardt-Art, Zürich

1990 "la belle et la bète"; Zollhof, Düsseldorf

1989 "secrets in the dark"; Gallery Aries, Tokyo

1987 "the lion is laughing"; Deltagallerie, Düsseldorf "evolution"; Medien-Mafia, Düsseldorf-harbour

1986 opening of TOR 3 with Achim Duchow; "Sehnsucht/longing", H.S. gallery, tokyo

1982-86 action-paintings; Berlin, Hamburg, Kassel, München, Düsseldorf

1979 "protection of landscape and consciousness of nature";ZIF Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld; Kunstmusuem Wesel, Städtische Galerie