Gerd Rohling, born 1946 in Krefeld.
Since the 70s, Gerd Rohling has been equally devoted to object art and painting. A perfect example is the installation “Wasser und Wein” at the Venice Biennale in 2001 curated by Harald Szeemann or in the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (with a transformations of plastic waste into antique glass vessels). More recent works of his artistic production are on display starting February 3, 2023 in Zurich in his exhibition “Momenti Colorati”.
Gerd Rohling lives and works in Berlin. His works have been exhibited, mostly in connection with residences at various biennials or in museums around the world like in Italy, Africa, India, Brazil and in Germany.
„Born in 1946 in Krefeld, Gerd Rohling numbers among the great mavericks in the art of our era. After his studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, which he completed in 1977 under the supervision of K.H. Hödicke, Rohling first gained attention at the end of the 1970s as a member of the group of artists known as 1/61, which he founded in 1979 together with Frank Dornseif, Ter Hell, Rainer Mang, Elke Lixfeld and Reinhard Pods. Since that time, Gerd Rohling has repeatedly offered surprises with numerous artistic projects on which he has often continued to work over several decades.“