Thorsten Goldberg

Last updated

Thorsten Goldberg born 26 December 1960 in Dinslaken is a German multimedia artist.



From 1982 to 1991 Thorsten Goldberg studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in the class of Inge Mahn. In 1991 he won the first prize of the Forum of Young Art for his photographic work, "Class of 97" with exhibition stations at Kunsthalle Kiel, Kunstverein Mannheim, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Along with the screenwriter Wieland Bauder he created the fictional character Thomas Bauer for joint artistic performances. When Thomas Bauer received the scholarship for photography by the Berlin Senate in 1991, he then took part in the art exhibition “Art on a world scale” at the Kunsthalle Kiel in 1993. Since 1995 and in addition to photographs and video works Thorsten Goldberg has been creating site-specific works and public art. He realized numerous projects in public space throughout Germany, in Poland, Norway and Canada and taught at various academies. 2003 - 2008 he was Adjunct Professor for Art in Public Space at the Art Academy Linz/AT and 2007 - 2009 Professor (repress.) for arts and media at the Muthesius Art Academy Kiel/Germany.

As a member of different committees and advisory boards he is involved in the election and organisation of competitions for art in public. Thorsten Goldberg is Initiator and Co-Publisher of „Public Art Wiki“, a Germany-wide internet archive for art in public space in the German-speaking-area ( He is also Co-Publisher of „Kunst in der Großsiedlung (art in the large-housing-area) Marzahn-Hellersdorf“ a printed documentation of more than 460 public works and author of several texts on public art.

Thorsten Goldberg lives in Berlin/Germany.

Realized permanent and temporary works in public space

Selected solo exhibitions

Works in public collections


Related Research Articles

In German-speaking regions, a Kunsthalle or Kunsthaus is a facility that mounts art exhibitions, similar to an art gallery. A Kunsthalle is often operated by a non-profit Kunstverein, and has associated artists, symposia, studios and workshops. It is distinguished from an art museum by not having a permanent collection.

Tomma Abts is a German-born visual artist known for her abstract oil paintings. Abts won the Turner Prize in 2006. She currently lives and works in London, England.

Leiko Ikemura is a Japanese-Swiss painter and sculptor.

KP Brehmer, in full, Klaus Peter Brehmer, was a German painter, graphic artist and filmmaker. From 1971 to 1997 he was professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg.

Simone Gilges is a contemporary artist, founding member of Honey-Suckle Company, and publisher of freier - magazine for the mental state, who lives and works in Berlin.

Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche were two German artists who worked together as Haubitz + Zoche from 1998 to 2014. Their partnership ended with the death of Haubitz from an accident in March 2014.

Zuzanna Janin, is a Polish visual artist and former teenage actor. Janin lives and works in Warsaw and London. Janin has created sculpture, video, installation, photography and performatives. Her work was shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;

Elmar Hess is a German artist.

Stephan Huber artist (1952-)

Stephan Huber is a German sculptor and object artist.

Madeleine Boschan is a German artist.

Armin Baumgarten German painter and sculptor

Armin Baumgarten is a German painter and sculptor.

Nan Hoover artist

Nan Hoover was a Dutch/American-expatriate artist who is known for her pioneering work in video art, photography and performance art. She spent almost four decades living and working in the Netherlands. She also used the mediums of drawing, painting, photography and film and created art objects and sculptures. One of the main themes of her art was light and motion. The rigorous, minimalist handling of her means as well as the intense concentration with which she performed within spaces of light and shadow are the most salient characteristics of her artistic work.

Mariana Vassileva is a Bulgarian born visual artist living and working in Germany. Her works covers the fields of photography, drawing, sculpture and video.

Peter Zimmermann born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1956, and is a German painter, sculptor, object artist and university professor.

Katharina Grosse is a German artist. As an artist, Grosse's work employs a use of architecture, sculpture and painting. She is known for her large-scale, site-related installations to create immersive visual experiences. She has been using an industrial paint-sprayer to apply prismatic swaths of color to a variety of surfaces since the late 1990s, and often uses bright, unmixed sprayed-on acrylic paints to create both large-scale sculptural elements and smaller wall works.

Kostis Velonis is a Greek sculptor. He is known for exploring the afterlives of unrealized Modernist and avant-garde projects. Many of Velonis' sculptures explore awkwardness and the slapstick, and he is particularly interested in "stumbling" as an important aesthetic and political category.

Michael Post German painter, Curator and Artist of Concrete Art

Michael Post is a German painter, Object artist and curator. He is an exponent of concrete art.

Markus Zimmermann is a German sculptor and performance artist.

Kunsthalle Kiel art museum in Kiel

The Kunsthalle Kiel is an art museum in the German city of Kiel. With 2.000 m² of display space, it is the largest museum in the city. It is north of the city centre on Düsternbrooker Weg. It has a lecture hall, a small cafe and a sculpture garden.

Wiebke Siem is a German mixed media artist of German and Polish heritage, winner of the prestigious Goslar Kaiserring in 2014 as "one of the most innovative and original artists who has never compromised in their art and whose sculptures have a tremendous aura and presence because they mix the familiar and the unfamiliar, the known and the unknown".