Susi Gelb’s multi-dimensional works surpass the intuitive horizon to the extent of technological limits. Her installations are biotopes. Based on processes in technology, physics, science, alchemy and nature, she creates sculptures, film works and sensual landscapes. The materials and techniques are diversified and often the works seem to stay mutable or lead a certain life of their own. The individual films, sculptures, drawings and objects are like vocabulary of a larger narrative. They are hybrids of high-tech materials, archaic techniques and natural entities. Susi Gelb’s art is also enigmatic, nothing is completely palpable or manageable. 


interview FA + SusiGelb (DE)
interview FA + SusiGelb (EN)
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Citrus North, November 2018
Kubaparis, Citrus North, November 2018
Gallerytalk, Französische Fabelwelt, Mythe en Place in Paris, April 2018
Kuba Paris, no such things grow here, August 2017
id vice, diese künstlerin erschafft mitten in münchen …, Juli 26 2017
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wachstum für München, Juli 22/23 2017
ZEIT Magazin, Die Spartanische, Mai 2017
Bild, München mediterran, Juli 21 2017
Abendzeitung, Unter dem Pflaster liegt der Strand, Juli 26 2017
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wie kommt denn die Palme auf den Odeonsplatz?, Juli 22 2017, Albino-Schlange auf LED Screen, Juli 21 2017
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Dreimal Tropen, UND Magazin, Rüdiger Heise, Juli 2017
Münchner Feuilleton, Temporäre Tropen, Juli 21 2017
Ego FM, Radiointerview, Juli 2017
Superpaper, no such things grow here, Juli 2017
TZ, Huch, warum wächst da eine Palme?, Juli 20 2017
SZ Extra, Gut bebrüllt Löwe, Juli 20-26 2017
HM, Susi Gelb von A bis Z, November 19 2017
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Begegnungen im Beton-Riff, Oktober 14 2016
Selfie 37, Selbstdarstellungssucht, Januar 23 2016
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Gut vernetzt, Dezember 30 2015
Reflektor M, On Munich Off … Easy!upstream, Oktober 27 2015
Süddeutsche Zeitung, der Künstler als Entrepreneur, Mai 20 2014
taz, Nichts ist weder gut noch böse, Dezember 28 2012
Hallertauer Zeitung, Autos auf dem Dach wie hilflose Maikäfer, Juni 06 2010
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Am Anfang war die Farbe Gelb, Februar 2010
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Künstlerin mit Fernwirkung, März 31 2009


Born 1985 in Germany

SG lives and works in Europe and the tropical region.

Since 2015 SG operates the nomadic artist-run space easy!upstream with fellow artists Niko Abramidis &NE and Quirin Brunnmeier.

Recent Prices and Residencies
2019 Leif Rumke Price
2019 Residency at Fogo Island Arts, Newfoundland, Canada
2018 Bavarian Art Award
2017 Residency at Malimage Monitor Center, Sri Lanka
2016 1st price in the competition by invitation “public art Munich 2017”

2008-2014 Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in the classes of Olaf Metzel, Magdalena Jetelová, Julian Rosefeldt
Residencies in South Corea, Portugal, Belgium, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Kosovo, Georgia, France, Italy, Spain
2014 Master student of professor Olaf Metzel
2010-2014 Federal Grant for emerging artists by Cusanuswerk Bonn

From 2010 till 2013 SG ran the lecture series jour fixe at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and invited Santiago Sierra, Mona Hatoum, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce LaBruce, Christian Jankowski, David Claerbout, Alicja Kwade, Ayse Erkmen, Daniel Buren, Martin Creed, Hans Haacke, Monica Bonvicini and others.


2019 – upcoming
solo  Art Lab Regensburg, opening on October 18 2019
group  49°, Long Studio, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
group  disruptive scenario, Z Common Ground, Munich
group  Inspiration Meisterwerk, Museum Villa Roth, Burgrieden-Roth
group  Imitations, Kunsthaus Raab, Munich

group  Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
group  CITRUS NORTH (curated by Susi Gelb), Schwabinger Tor, Munich
group  I shot Mercury to make this exhibition, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich
group  MYTHE EN PLACE, Cité Internationale, Paris

solo  NO SUCH THINGS GROW HERE, public art project, Munich
group  Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
group  PIN. Auction, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
group  3000 years Rhadamanthys Foundation/ easy!upstream/ Munich

group  Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
group  Spreez at Dash, Dash Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium
group  Coral North (artist & curator), Schwabinger Tor, Munich
group  Machinery (artist & curator)/ easy!upstream Munich
group  Hybrids, Curated by We Are Hercules, Agip Gas Station, Munich
group  Upstream!edition (artist & curator), easy!upstream Munich

solo  field office, Menath Metal Museum, Puchheim
solo  full size original ∞ loading (with Gabi Blum), Kunstarkaden, Munich
group  It’s more like an elevator, Halle 12 Werkschau, Leipzig
group  Animal Friends, RSTR4, München
group  Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
group  Idle upgrade illusion, easy!upstream Munich

solo  night yellow (with Niko Abramidis &NE), w-o-l-k-e, Brussels
solo  results, easy II, Headegg, Munich
solo  unspaced measures, AdBK, Munich
group  Infame Esilio, studio5, Berlin

solo  Enzyklopädie von S bis G, Galerie Knust x Kunz, Munich
group  Quarterly Statement, easy!upstream, Munich
group  Take the manet and run, AdBK, Munich
group  II:NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WIDA:II, Schaustelle, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
group  I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, Volkshaus Basel, Switzerland

group  Doublings, Curated by Gregor Schneider, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
group  ESC, Galerija FLU, Belgrade, Serbia
group  Underworld, Galerie f5,6, Munich

group  Noordkaap EU Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
group  Jetklasse Tbilisi/ Tiflis/ Georgia

group  Jetklasse Seoul/ Space Hamilton and Gallery27/ Seoul, South Corea
group  Kunst und Klima/ Munich Re Insurance, Munich
group  Zimmer frei/ Hotel Mariandl, Munich
group  art goes green/ Praterinsel Munich
group  Goldenes Dorf, Ruhr.2010/ Recklinghausen
group  Kunstmeile Mainburg/ Mainburg
group  Hermetisch Zwart,/ Eergiehuis Dordrecht, Netherlands

group  Jetklasse Lisboa/ Fábrica do Braço de Prata/ Lisbon, Portugal
group  invasion occupation transformation/ Norwich, England

group  Tirana Munich – so near so far/ Lothringer 13, Munich


Studio Susi Gelb
Gerichtstrasse 12-13, Aufgang 7, 13347 Berlin
Baumstraße 8b, 80469 München

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