School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Professor Wolfgang Weileder

Prof of Contemporary Sculpture

Background

Introduction

Wolfgang Weileder is an artist whose practice and research is primarily concerned with the examination and critical deconstruction of architecture, public spaces and the interactions we have with the urban environment. They are investigations into the relationship between time and space, the interface between reality and virtuality, and how these can be explored to question our understanding of the public sphere.
Next to his large-scale temporary site-specific architectural installation and sculpture his work also includes photography, film, performance and sound installation.

Research

Current Work


Wolfgang currently leads on ‘Jetty’, a £350K AHRC funded interdisciplinary project that connects the debates of fine art and urban design. This research investigates how a contemporary public artwork can meaningfully contribute to the reshaping of the multi-faceted debate around the term Sustainability. The project is developed as a collaboration with urbanist Simon Guy, Director of the Architecture Research Centre at the University of Manchester and with additional project partners from the arts, heritage, education and business community.


http://www.jetty-project.info

CONTINUUM, the latest book on Wolfgang's work, is published by Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld Germany in December 2013. It presents a selection from Wolfgang's oeuvre from the last fifteen years. 

Further projects can be found at:

http://www.wolfgangweileder.com

http://www.fold-up.info

http://www.transfer-project.org

http://www.house-projects.com

 

Research Roles

Wolfgang is currently Fine Art Head of Research



Esteem Indicators

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2014 MERIDIANO, MAMBo, Museum of Modern Art Bologna, Italy

2014 Cone, Dunston Staiths, Gateshead UK

2014 TRANSVERSALE, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany

2013 Atlas, NGCA Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland UK


2009 Die Begnadigung / la Sospensione, Neon Gallery, Bologna Italy (with M+M)


2009 "To The Demon King's Castle of course...", Workplace Gallery, Gateshead UK (with M+M)

2009 Le Terme e La Sirena, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan Italy

2008 Wolfgang Weileder Projects 2002-2008, ASSAB ONE, Milan Italy

2008 le Terme, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, a time based site-specific sculpture, Milan Italy

2008 slapende Meermin, STUK, a time based site-specific sculpture, Leuven Belgium

2008 fold-up, Sunderland City, a temporary site-specific sculpture, Sunderland UK

2007 transfer-back, Milton Keynes Gallery UK

2006 transfer, Milton Keynes Gallery, MK UK

2005 house-birmingham (Film), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK

2004 house-birmingham, Ikon Gallery, a time based site-specific sculpture, Centenary Square, Birmingham UK

2004 house-madrid, a time based site-specific sculpture, Plaza de Colón (part of Madrid Abierto 2004)

2003 house-city, a time based site-specific sculpture, Grainger Town, Newcastle UK (part of ARENA)

2003 barriers + dinghies, a temporary installation for Blue River Design, Newcastle UK

2002 muraiki, a collaborative sound installation with Matthew Sansom, t-u-b-e Galerie für radiophone Kunst, Munich Germany and Globe Gallery, North Shields UK

2000 jam, Ausstellungsforum FOE 156, Munich Germany

1998 Presentation of the Studio Prize-holder of the Erich Hauser Foundation, Saline 36, Rottweil Germany

1996 Sie zeigten, daß...,a theater sculpture with Daniel Tharau, Arena, Berlin Germany

1996 CHECKMATE, a theater sculpture with Daniel Tharau, SVA Amphitheater, New York USA

1994 Kunstforum, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachaus, Munich Germany

1992 BOAT, Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2014 SATELLITE SATELLITE, Workplace Gallery, London UK 

2014 Show me the money, NGCA Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland UK


2014 Proof, International Print Biennale, Newcastle UK

2013 Building Dreams, Cragside, Rothbury UK

2012 Magnificent Distance, Globe Gallery, Newcastle UK

2012 5x5 Project, Public Art Festival, Washington DC USA

2011 hub to hub, ArchiFest 2011, Singapore

2011 rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London UK

2008 Back to the City, Public Art Festival, Newcastle NSW Australia

2008 tomorrow the future, Fishmarket, Northampton UK

2007 Blind Date, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen Germany

2007 beacon of hope, Art Gene, Burrow-in-Furnes

2007 MOVED, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

2006 PULSAR, Caracas, Venezuela

2006 You shall know our velocity, Baltic the Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2006 Tampere International Film Festival 2006, Tampere, Finland

2006 Athens Video Art Festival 2006, Greece

2005 Interfilm 2005, Berlin

2005 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2005, Paris

2005 Impakt Festival 2005, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2004 Madrid Abierto 2004 and ARCO, Madrid

2003 ARENA, Baltic the Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2002 connecting principle, University of Newcastle, Newcastle

2002 Land and the Samling, Sculpture Park at Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland

2001 CERAMICS, E.P.O. European Patent Office and Rathausgalerie, Munich

2001 Studio Prize-holders of the Erich Hauser Foundation, Saline 36, Rottweil

2000 Was geschied bestimmt der Ort, L.A.C. Lieu d’art Contemporain, Sigean, France

2000 Bavarian State Prize Exhibition, Galerie der Künstler, München

1999 x-mas, Kent Gallery, New York

1997 10th Exhibition of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, Kunstverein, Frankfurt

1996 SPECIFICS, SVA Gallery, New York

1996 Junge Kunst, Saar Ferngas Förderpreis, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1996 Out of Egypt, Ägyptische Staatssammlung, Munich

1995 Debütantenpreis, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

1995 Ortung, GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Munich

1994 Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunsthalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

1994 anvisiert, Deutsches Museum, Munich/Oberschleissheim

1993 Kunstflug, Deutsches Museum, Munich/Oberschleissheim

1992 jETZT, Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringer Strasse 13, Munich

1991 Konfrontation, Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden

1990 Kardinal Wetter Förderpreis

1990, Galerie an der Finkenstrasse, Munich, Maternushaus, Cologne and St. Virgil, Salzburg

 

PERFORMATIVE PROJECTS

2000 the apple and the kiss, 11.11.2000 Wittelsbacher Platz, Munich

2000 cage, 02.02.2000 Galerie der Künstler, Munich

1998 Wohl ist es geboren zu sein..., ...,a video project with Daniel Tharau

1996 Sie zeigten, daß...,a theater sculpture with Daniel Tharau, Arena, Berlin

1996 CHECKMATE, a theater sculpture with Daniel Tharau, SVA Theater, New York

 

CATALOGUES AND MONOGRAPHS

Wolfgang Weileder's work is published in following catalogues and monographs (o):


2014 Wolfgang Weileder MERIDIANO, Edizione MAMBo (o) (ISBN 987-88-96296-21-9)


2013 Wolfgang Weileder CONTINUUM, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld (o) (ISBN 978-3-86678-916-6)

2012   Magnificent Distance – five site-specific installations, Washington DC Grit&Pearl, Newcastle 2012 (ISBN 978-0-9573425-70-7)


2009 Madrid Abierto 2004-2008 – Public Art Interventions, Asociacion Cultural Madrid Abierto (ISBN 978-84-612-8371-2)

2009 Back to the City - Strategies for Informal Urban Interventions, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (ISBN 978-3-7757-2329-9)

2008 Blind Date, Zeitgenossenschaft als Herausforderung, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg (ISBN 978-3-940748-10-2)

2007 Kunstforum International, Bd. 185 Mai-Juni 2007, Ruppichteroth

2007 Wolfgang Weileder Transfer, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes (o) (ISBN 978-0-9553440-6-0)

2006 Wolfgang Weileder house-projects, IKON Gallery, Birmingham (o) (ISBN 1-904864-18-X)

2005 from Audéoud to Zhao Bandi, selected Ikon Off-site Projects 2002-2004, IKON Gallery, Birmingham (ISBN 1-904864-13-9)

2003 docking, barriers + dinghies, Blue River, Newcastle (o)

2002 land+the samling, Kielder Sculpture Park, Northumberland

2002 muraiki, an audio CD (collaborative sound installation between Wolfgang Weileder and Matthew Sansom), Newcastle upon Tyne, Munich

2001 CERAMICS, E.P.O. European Patent Office and Rathausgalerie, Munich (ISBN N: 3-89605-045-1)

2000 Was geschied bestimmt der Ort, L.A.C. Lieu d’art Contemporain, Sigean, France (ISBN N: 3-926220-90-2)

2000 Bavarian State Prize Exhibition, Galerie der Künstler, Munich (ISBN N: 3-00-000742-3)

1996 Out of Egypt, Ägyptische Staatssammlung, Munich (ISBN N: 3-87490-520-9)

1995 Wolfgang Weileder, Debütantenpreis 1995, Munich (o)

1995 Ortung, GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Munich

1994 Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunsthalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

1994 anvisiert, Deutsches Museum, Munich/Oberschleissheim

1993 Kunstflug, Deutsches Museum, Munich/Oberschleissheim

1992 jETZT, Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringer Strasse 13, Munich

1990 Kardinal Wetter Förderpreis 1990, Galerie an der Finkenstrasse, Munich


Teaching


Wolfgang teaches on all stages of the undergraduate and postgraduate Fine Art programmes. He is currently supervising three PhD students.



Publications