Thomas Geiger

*1983 Schopfheim, Germany
lives and works in Vienna
2004 - 2010 Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and Eesti
Kunstakadeemia Tallinn
2010 - 2011 Masterstudent with Prof. Meuser at Academy of
Fine Arts Karlsruhe

Thomas Geiger is co-founder of the publishing house Mark Pezinger Verlag and initiator of The Festival of Minimal Actions and Kunsthalle 3000

The Great Relief
March 29 - May 11, 2019

Taube x SPERLING #3
The Collection for the Poor Collector
exhibition and publication edited by Thomas Geiger

April 12 - April 21, 2018
Two To Tango
June 23 - July 22, 2017

Private Monuments
March 17 -April 22, 2017

April 25 - June 05, 2015

seemed like a good idea at the time
September 13 - October 31, 2014

artist's CV

solo exhibitions + performances (selection)
I looked on my head from above (with Jiří Kovanda), Fauxenticity, curated by Significant Other , Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague (CZ)
The Great Relief, SPERLING, Munich (DE)
Art Basel Conversations, Basel (CH)
I want to become a millionaire, Plateaux Festival, Froh Ussicht, Samstagern/Richterswil, (CH)
A place for urgent needs, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen (DE)
Performance Bust Talks, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden (DE)
Simultanhalle, Cologne, (DE)
For You (The Nail), Brussels Midi Spoor 7, curated by Guillaume Clermont, Brussels (BEL)
Festival of Minimal Actions, Despacio, San Jose (CR)
Marcher pour l'union, Dim-Sun, Lausanne (CH)
Water Yump, project in public space, cur. by Benedikty Wyss, Basel (CH)
Bricks to Perform, curated by Diego Sagastume, La Construccíon, Gutaemala City (GA)
Some Great Europeans, Chandigarh (IN)
Living Room Demonstrations, Partitions Performance Program, Fondation Ricard, Paris. (FR)
Private Monuments, SPERLING, Munich (DE)
Bricks to Perform, Stiftung Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand, Karlsruhe (DE)
Einer drinnen einer draußen, FILSERS, Mainburg (DE)
Bilder aus der Denkmaschine: Grønland, Goethe-Institut Oslo (NO)
What would Edgar do?, Kunsthalle Tropical, N 65° 20.246’ W 15° 51.140’ (IS)
Bretter eben (with Eric Hattan), Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel (CH)
Le pharaon doré, tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt (DE)
1 for You 1 for Me, Rinomina, Paris (FR)
Skulptürchen, SPERLING, Munich (DE)

Self-initiated projects (selection)
Kunsthalle3000, Nice (FR)
Kunsthalle3000 at Kunstverein Langenhagen (DE)
Kunsthalle3000 ACROSS Residency #20 invited by thankyouforcoming, Nice (FR)
Kunsthalle3000 Paris (FR)
Kunsthalle3000 Beirut (LBN)
Kunsthalle3000 Johannesburg (ZA)
Kunsthalle3000 Vienna (AT)
Festival of Minimal Actions II, Paris (FR)
Festival of Minimal Actions, Brussels (BE)

group exhibitions (selection)
Jusqu’aux abimes d’une mer sans soleil, lá oú la glace commence á s’animer
Group show at Arondit, Paris (FR)

Nature \ nature, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (AT)
Act, cur. by Julia Katharina Thiemann, Q18, Cologne (DE)
Hauptsache Kopf, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden (DE)
Schmalz, Guimarães, Vienna (AT)
Bust Talk, Performance in the course of curated by_Vienna: The Share of Opulence; Doubled; Fractional, curated by Cédric Fauq, Galerie Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT)
The Show, with Florence Jung, Stefan Klein, invit. by Bianca Pedrina, SUPER, Vienna (AT)
The Collection for the Poor Collector, Material, Zurich (CH)
Taube x SPERLING #3,The Collection for the Poor Collector, exhibition and publication edited by Thomas Geiger, SPERLING, Munich, 2018 (DE)
Losers club, various interventions curated by Umer Butt, Grey Noise, Dubai (AE)
Der Erweiterte Blick / The Extended View with Oriol Vilanova, Samuel Beckett, Helen Mirra a.o., Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen (DE)
Ongebonden with Kiki Smith, Edward Joseph Ruscha, Elsworth Kelly u.a., GRID Printing Museum, Groningen (NL)
Tomorrow's Dreams, curated by Daily Lazy, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen (DE)
Open Out, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (GB)
La Tigra Performance Festival, RÉUNION, Tegucigalpa (HN)
Sin Gloria, Sin Historia, a project by Random Institute, San José (CR)
Fantasy Direct, curated by Isa mahagales, Violent Opaque, Hong Kong (CN)
Homesick Festival, curated by Michikazu Matsune, Vienna (AT)
Partitions (in the course of Jeune Creation), curated by Christian Alandete, Gallery Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (FR)
Only revolutions, curated by Seda Pesen, fiebach-minninger, Cologne (DE)
The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life, curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden, Arquipelago - Contemporary Art Center, Azores (PT)
Cloud dating in the age of (un)controlled precipitation, curated by By Valentinas Klimasuskas, (LI)
Two To Tango, SPERLING, Munich (DE)
Bregenz Biennale, Bregenz (AT)
Double Act Art & Comedy, curated by David Campbell & Mark Durden, Bluecoat, Liverpool (GB)
Festival of Inattention, curated by Sophie Lapalu, glassbox, Paris (FR)
Unnoticed Art Festival, undisclosed Dutch City (NL)
Basically, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg (DE)
Dienstag Abend No. 83, urban interventions in the city of Heraklion, Heraklion (GR)
Subjektive Wien, Contemporally, Augsburg (DE)
Salon du Salon #8, curated by Philippe Munda, Salon du Salon, Marseille (FR)
No Reading No Cry! (Mark Pezinger Verlag), Open Graphic Art Studio - Museum of the City of Skopje, Skopje (MK)
When Thoughts Are Replaced By Moving Images, curated by deuxpiece, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)
bumm bumm tschak, Size Matters, Vienna (AT)
Growing Up is Giving Up (Mark Pezinger Verlag), Rosa Brux, Brussels (BE)
Objets Minces Part 5 by La Houle, release at Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin (DE)
The Dematerialized Auction, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York City (USA)
Conceptual Poetics Day, Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin (DE)
9 to 5, Wiels Project Space, Brussels (BE)
La force du changement, Hotel Charleroi, Charleroi (BE)
Transformers, Beursschouwbourg, Brussels (BE)
seemed like a good idea at the time, SPERLING, Munich (DE)
Mark Pezinger works both ways: From Performance to Publication, FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR)
Der große Abplatter, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel (CH)

The Collection for the poor Collector, 2018
Bricks to Perform, 2017
Ich habe mir von oben auf den Kopf geschaut / I looked on my head from above, 2016
Bilder aus der Denkmaschine / Images from the Thinking Machine, 2013

Thomas Geiger & David Sherry, Optimism works both ways, 2013
Sur le pont de Charleroi, 2013
What tree is that?, 2013

Supermarket Series, 2013
One-Day Publishings, 2013
Insert Gas by Lawrence Weiner, 2011

2016 Atelier Mondial Scholarship, Johannesburg and Capetown (ZA)
2015 Artist in Residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR)

Talks & Workshops
2017 Workshop at HEAD, Geneva
2016 Workshop at Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg
2015 Workshop at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development), Amsterdam
2015 Talk at the LUCA School of Arts, Photography Department, Brussels
2015 Talk at the HSLU, Fine Arts Department, Lucerne
2014 Talk at Printroom, Rotterdam
2014 Talk at OOR, Zurich
2013 Talk at the Hochschule für Kunst und Design, Freiburg
2012 Talk at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna