Imi Knoebel

Dessau, Germany, 1940

Knoebel lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Influenced by the postulates of the Bauhaus and constructivism, Imi Knoebel, who was a pupil of Joseph Beuys’, experiments with assemblages and environments and uses metal and wooden elements, materials he has varied throughout the years until conceiving an oeuvre with a conceptual and minimalist character. Knoebel’s work explores the relationships among space, support and colour. His work has been the object of major exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1972, 1996), Kunstmuseum Winterthur (1983),  Dia Art Foundation Beacon, New York (1987, 2008), Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, Utsunomiya, Japan (1994), the IVAM, Centre del Carme, Valencia (1997), Musée de Grenoble, France (1997), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom (2006), the Deutsche Guggenheim and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2009).