Exhibition Kunsthalle Dresden

New exhibition at Kunsthalle Dresden:

„Past of a Future“ – Jochen Proehl

04. May – 21. August 2019 – Daily 09.00 AM – 06.00 PM


Wonderful deep vibrant colours and very factual architecturally shapes define the new exhibition’s special attraction. Where “his forerunner” Kim Heryun concentrated herself on emotions and botany, Jochen Proehl shines with archaic shapes, architectural observations and a world’s outlook on structure in general which is equally fascinating – completely without plants, greens or any living things.

Born in Lübeck in 1958, Jochen Proehl studied at the College of Arts in Berlin during the 80s. He lived and worked in Berlin and Istanbul and is Artistic Director of Bahcesehir University in Istanbul since 2017.

 Gemälde Earth Drop - Jochen Proehl Gemälde Earth Night - Jochen Proehl  

We are inviting all interested people to join the vernissage at the Kunsthalle Dresden on Friday, 03. May 2019 at 7 PM.

The entry is obviously for free, drinks and snacks will be available as well. The artist will be present!



1958              born in Lübeck / Germany, spends early life and youth in Istanbul

1978 – 1982 German philology and history studies at Technische Universität Berlin

1982 – 1988 studies at Hochschule der Künste Berlin, master student of Klaus Fußmann

1996 – 2001 lectureship and guest lecturer at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel and at Muthesius-Hochschule, Kiel / Germany

2008 – 2013 lectureship and guest lecturer at different universities in Istanbul, including Marmara University, Okan University, Işık University, Istanbul

2013 – 2016 director of „Istanbul Berlin Art Bridge“ and curator of „BAUART Gallery“, Istanbul

since 2013    lectureship at the Photography and Video Department of Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul

since 2017    Artistic Director of Bahcesehir University, Istanbul

lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul


1995            scholarship by Stiftung Kulturfonds, Ahrenshoop / Germany

1994            scholarship of Schleswig-Holstein, Cismar / Germany


Additional pieces and information of  Jochen Proehl


Current Exhibition at the Kunsthalle Dresden at Penck Hotel Dresden

Heryun Kim: Sound of Silence – German Forest

until 01. May 2019, daily 9 AM – 6 PM, entry for free


Heryun Kim was Born in South Korea in 1964. She studied at the Seoul National University and at the College of Arts in Berlin. Kim lives and works in Paju in South Korea. Also she has a studio in Berlin where her pieces of her current exhibition developed during her months long stays.

Heryun Kim already had an exhibition named “Moon Garden” at the Kunsthalle Dresden 10 years ago. Since then her painting changed a lot. The series got much more harmonic and represent a rather abstract perspective of nature. The forest atmosphere in Kim’s studio which is very desolate and on the outskirts of the big city shapes her youngest observations.