Biography

1968 born in Ellwangen (Jagst), Germany
1988 – 1990 Studies Modern German Literature, Modern History and Art History at the University of Tübingen. Study trips to Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia and Turkey
1990 – 1997 Studies Fine Arts / Painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, DE
1995 Master student of Prof. Dieter Krieg, painting
1997 Travel grant from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, stays in New York and San Francisco, USA
since 1998 founding member of the artist group hobbypopMUSEUM, organization of the exhibition space of the same name in Düsseldorf until 2005
1999 Working grant from the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation
2001 North Rhine-Westphalia (DE) Sponsorship award for Young Art to hobbypopMUSEUM
2000 – 2004 Studio in London, UK
2011 – 2012 artist in residence Kunststiftung NRW & Goethe-Institut, Bombay, India
since 2022 artistic director dHCS studio scholarship, Mataré-Haus, Meerbusch (in cooperation with the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf)

Dietmar Lutz lives and works in Düsseldorf, DE


Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2023
Dietmar Lutz. Reflex / Schlaf, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE

2016
Dietmar Lutz & André Niebur, Kunstverein Ellwangen, DE
Dietmar Lutz – André Niebur – Travis Jeppesen, 2nd floor projects, San Francisco, USA

2015
Mental Diary, Kunstverein Hannover, DE

2009
Center (with Manuel Graf), Center, Berlin, DE
Landschaften malende Bildnisse schauend, Kunstbetrieb 7, Ludwigsburg, DE

2008
the eye of the beholder, Arquebuse, Volta, New York, USA

2004
Urban Studios (with André Niebur), Adeline Morlon art direction, Düsseldorf, DE

2002
Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy

2000
Studio Apartment, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, DE

1997
Geist Fort, Stichting de Bank, Enschede, NL
Sex Me Up In Travemünde, Push artspace, San Francisco, USA


Group Exhibitions (selection)

2022
Happiness is a State of Mind, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE
Wetter, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE

2021
Auktionsausstellung, Haus der Kunst, München, DE

2020
Arglos Gutes, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE

2018
Way Bay, University of Berkeley Art Museum, USA
Hängung Total, sonneundsolche, Düsseldorf, DE
Massephase, Sprink, Düsseldorf, DE

2017
Das andere Sammeln, Städtische Galerie KUBUS, Hannover, DE
Akademie, KIT Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, DE

2015
The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, UK
Il corpo figurato, Collezione Maramotti, Regio Emilia, Italy
Tischgesellschaft, Raum für Kunst, und Diskurs, The Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Cologne, DE

2014
Just add water, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2013
Andratx on paper, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Wir Drei - Figurative Painting, Guggenheim Gallery Chapman University, Los Angeles, USA

2012
Aanwinsten 2011, De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL
Sexy Boyfriend, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, USA

2011
Painting Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
German Art Now, permanent collection display, Seattle Art Museum, USA
2009 Regarding Düsseldorf 4, Kunstverein 701, Düsseldorf, DE

2007
Collectors 1, Collezione La Gaia, CESAC, Caraglio, Italy

2006
Personne ne veut mourir, Arquebuse, Genf, Switzerland
To Here, Bloomberg SPACE (kur. Stephan Hepworth), London, UK
Stile Libero, SPAC, Villa di Toppo Florio, Buttrio (UD), Italy

2005
Invited, Murray Guy, New York, USA

2003
Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei (cur. Nicolaus Schafhausen), Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE
Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London, UK

1999
Site, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, DE
Spiel des Lebens, Hauptpost Düsseldorf, DE

1998
MAYDAY- Party Is Over, Böhler- Werke, Düsseldorf, DE
Anwander, Bazaar de Cologne, Cologne, DE

1997
Das Banale Schöne, Museum Baden, Solingen, DE
Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Goethe Institut, Rotterdam, NL


Exhibitions, projects (selection)
hobbypopMUSEUM

2021
Original und Kontext, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, DE

2019
BoraBora, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Art Düsseldorf, DE

2018
DIGITALIA, 20 Jahre hobbypoopMUSEUM, Dortmunder Kunstverein, DE

2017
Die Brücke, part of the exhibition Asymmetrische Architexturen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE

2016
Hobby Pop Photo Shop, Belle Air, Essen, DE

2015
Büro Bureau, Art Objectif, Düsseldorf, DE
Les Franges, Lodgers, #3 Apparent Extent, M HKA, Antwerpen, Belgien
Fringes, Drop City, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Another Bandwagon, Vilma Gold, London, UK
The Bandwagon, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, castillo/corrales, Paris, France
Surreal Estate, Kunstmuseum Bochum, DE

2013
Der Brennende Dornbusch, Enthusiasm, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, DE

2012
hobbypopMUMBAI, OAR OR ORE?, nüans, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India

2011
Moves #16: The film works of hobbypopMUSEUM, Image Movement, Berlin, DE

2010
Raving Gardens (kur. Gavin Wade), Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Villa Romana, Stichting Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL
Taking the Air, Right Window, San Francisco, USA

2009
Melody of Destiny, “100 years”, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE
Early Movies, Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf, DE

2008
ECHO, CCTV#3, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2007
Intelligent Design, Destroy Athens, 1. Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
Gamma Gamma, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
There is always a machine between us, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA

2006
Olympia, public, Paris, France

2005
Echo, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Mystica, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2004
Cieszyn Jazz, The Parallel Action, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Cieszyn, Poland

2003
The Melody of Destiny (kur. Catherine Wood), Tate Britain, London, UK

2002
Here we are in Croydon, The Galleries Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
hobbypopMUSEUM (kur. Harald Uhr), Bonner Kunstverein, DE
Die Perser, Münchner Kammerspiele, DE
Studio Apartment (music performance), Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
hobbypopWALK, London, UK

2001
After Show Party, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
White Rabbit (kur. Kota Ezawa), New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life…, Anthony d’OffayGallery, London, UK
Neue Arbeiten Auf Papier (kur. Katharina Fritsch), Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE

2000
Furore, Vilma Gold, London, UK
La Chapelle Blanche, Tower Hamlets College, Stepney City, London, UK
Angel Island (kur. Wim Peters), NICC, Antwerp, Belgium

1999
hobbypopMUSEUM, Post, Düsseldorf, DE


Teaching experience
2016 – 2017 Deputy Professorship of Painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, DE


Publications (selection)

2021
Dietmar Lutz, Ein Jahr, DCV, Berlin

2019
SAVED IMAGES, hobbypopMUSEUM, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Hrsg.: Dortmunder Kunstverein, Text: Andrew Renton, Oriane Durand, Sam Watson, Benjamin Thorel

2017
Akademie, Kunst im Tunnel, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

2016
Dietmar Lutz & André Niebur, Kunstverein Ellwangen
Dietmar Lutz, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Wien, Hrsg.: Kunstverein Hannover & Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Text: Kathleen Rahn & H.J. Hafner, Ute Stuffer, Catherine Wood, Robert Fleck
DESTE 33 YEARS: 1983-2015, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athen, GR

2015
The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, Text: Kathy Noble
Come Together, Francesco Spampinato, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, USA

2014
Live the Art, 15 years of Deitch Projects, Rizzoli New York, USA
In Sight, De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL

2012
Mein Rasierspiegel, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Hrsg.: Guido de Werd

2013
Wir Drei – Figurative Painting, Chapman University, Los Angeles, ed. Marcus Herse, USA

2010
hobbypopMUSEUM, Raving Gardens, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2009
Regarding Düsseldorf, 701eV, Düsseldorf
Landschaften malende Bildnisse schauend, Dietmar Lutz, Kunstbetrieb 7, Ludwigsburg

2005
Echo, hobbypopMUSEUM, Deste Foundation, Athen, Griechenland
The Journey, Dietmar Lutz, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

2004
Werte schaffen, hobbypopMUSEUM, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

2003
Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei, Frankfurter Kunstverein

2002
hobbypopMUSEUM,Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König und Kunstverein Düsseldorf

2000
hobbypopMUSEUM 1999, Eigenverlag, Düsseldorf

1999
Spiel des Lebens, Eigenverlag, Düsseldorf

1998
Keep on Riding – volkstümliche Malerei, Forum Kunst Rottweil

1997
Das banale Schöne, Museum Baden, Solingen, Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Goethe-Institut, Rotterdam, NL

1996
Hello Down There, Gothaer Kunstforum, Köln