Gabriele Heidecker



Born in Konstanz, lives and works in Berlin

1965 - 1971

Studies at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildende Kunst (State Academy for Fine Arts) Stuttgart and Art History at the University of Stuttgart and takes her state exams

1975 - 1979

Studies at the Freie Universität (Free University), Berlin: History of art and architecture, Indian and East Asian history of art

1979 - 1984

Scientific collaboration at exhibitions of contemporary art at the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), Berlin, among others

from 1984

Focus of artistic activity: installation, conceptual work with steel, stage design, drawing, and photography


Performance and land-art project together with Marosch M. Schröder, Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell (

from 1986

Joint project entitled Kaserne with Marosch M. Schröder (

1999 - 2000

Teaching contract at the Fachhochschule (Technical College), Potsdam, in the Department of Architecture and Urban Development

Projects, scholarships


3 x Memento in Jerusalem, three installations, Cardo Old City and House of Artists, Jerusalem: catalogue


Opening, steel sculpture, Wohl Rose Park, Jerusalem, commissioned by the Jerusalem Foundation and the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany


Projekt AUS, multimedia spatial composition, Marstall, Staatstheater München (State Theater, Munich)


Scholarship from the city of Munich, artist in residence at the Villa Waldberta, Feldafing


Red Lake Field, installation, Nehru Park, Kali Place, Anandgram, Sanskriti Museum,
Festival of Germany in India, New Delhi


Beginning of the photography project Art Affairs

2002 - 03

Scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation: Else Heiliger Fund


ART AFFAIRS, photo book about the Art Fairs, texts by: Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ulrike Münter, Marc Spiegler, published by Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, in English, Frensh, German, Spanish and Chinese (


Photo portrait from chinese artist Maléonn Shanghai (published in Kunstzeitung); Starting new photo projects: NEW ART FAIRS and ART PLACES, visiting Shangcontemporary and Shanghai Biennial


Continuing photo project: NEW ART FAIRS and ART PLACES attending Art Dubai, Sharjah Biennial, next is India Art Summit 

Selected exhibitions from 1995


Installations, at Gedok-Gallery, Stuttgart; Kunstraum St. Virgil, Salzburg (Austria);
E-Werk Hallen für Kunst, Freiburg/Brsg. (cat.).Text: Stefan Berg


The Never Ending Dinner, Installation, Photo Works, Drawings, Rosgartenmuseum, Konstanz


The Never Ending Dinner, Installation at the Bremen Dome.


Der Zweite Blick (The Second View), Photo Series, Villa Waldberta, House of Artists from the city of Munich


Reflections on the Art Forum Berlin, Photoseries 2001, Art Forum Berlin


Reise des Auges in Syrien (Journey of the Eye in Syria), Photo Series, Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum for Islamic Art), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums of Berlin)


LAL-RED, in Honour of Kali, Museum für Indische Kunst (Museum for Indian Art): catalogue, DVD, and website:, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums of Berlin)Texts by:Peter-Klaus Schuster, Rafael Dedo Gadebusch, Marc Gisbourne


Reflections on the Art Fairs-96 Photoworks, Art Beijing


ART AFFAIRS photographs, Galerie Beyeler, Basel (

Selected group exhibitions from 1995

1995 - 1996

Begreifungskräfte, Badischer Kunstverein (Baden Art Association), Karlsruhe; Stadthaus, Ulm: catalogue


Third Gabriele Münter Prize Exhibition, Frauenmuseum (Women's Museum), Bonn: catalogue, Text: Britta Schmitz


10th Triennale India, New Delhi (Katalog) Text: Britta Schmitz


meeting point I, work correspondence with Marosch M. Schröder, Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell ( booklet, Texts by Anne Maier, Christina Wendenburg

2004 - 2005

Licht! Ljus! Lumière!, Berliner Festspiele (Berlin Theater Festival), Spielzeit Europa


Globalization and National Identity in the Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing: catalogue