“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Tobias Dostal

1982 born in Bad Hersfeld
2004 – 2011 studies free art at HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
2007 project-related study tour to Manaus, Brasilia: camera and set assistant at the production of Wagner „Der Fliegende Holländer“ by Christoph Schlingensief
2011 diploma under Walter Dahn, Christoph Schlingensief, Thomas Virnich
2012 master student of Thomas Virnich
2013 New York-scholarship of the Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung and the Lower Saxony
2014 solo exhibition at Niedersächsischen Landesvertretung in Berlin, Gallery KWADRAT and Kunstverein Langenhagen Hannover
2015 solo exhibition a Kunstverein Buchholz/Nordheide, Kunstraum 53 Hildesheim, ABC Zeitgenössische Artfair Berlin and Kunst in Residenz in "The African Opera Village" Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou) initiated by Christoph Schlingensief
2016 performance at Manifesta Zurich at Cabaret Voltaire. Solo exhibition at TRAFO, Poland
2017 solo exhibition at Gallery KWADRAT and Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen

lives and works in Berlin



Publications of the artist

  • Tobias Dostal
    Sixth Horst-Janssen graphic arts award winner of the Claus Hüppe-foundation

    Tobias Dostal, Kopfkino, 2017, Acryl, LED, elektrische Schaltung, Foto: Markus Georg, © Tobias Dostal
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