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ABOUT

Artist and curator Jonny Star lives and works in Berlin and part-time in New York City. Star’s work blends a variety of materials and media such as bronze, fabrics, photography, painting, and elements of installation art. Her ensembles explore biographical experiences, sexuality, gender roles, and identity and how it is perceived by society. Her work is shown internationally since 1996. In 2016, the artist's first monograph entitled "See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me" was published by Distanz Berlin. Star initiated art projects in Berlin like SchauRaum Berlin (1996-1998), JONNY´S (2007-2009), SWEET HOME (2011 - 2012) and SUPERUSCHI (2013 – ongoing). Her current curatorial activities take place under her artist name.

“Jonny Star’s art is physical, spatial and corporeal. Her works are entirely present in the space – they occupy it, make one aware of it, define it and open it all at once. She is not out to develop a style that criticizes or comments on this or that – her work is about her love of being alive, of life, which does not distinguish between ‘high’ and ‘low’, ‘we’ and ‘you’, or ‘us’ und ‘them’. And even if the sheer heterogeneity of her works might appear to suggest that they are somehow contradictory, they are in fact all pursuing the same aim – of being objects within a community of human beings and having an impact in their own individual contexts.”

“Her artistic concept is to turn everything into art – things, situations and actions alike – in the same way that sculptors use their hands to form a work of art from some kind of ‘material’. The term ‘sculptor’ seems perfectly appropriate here in connection with Jonny Star’s cast objects. However, it seems a little more far-fetched with regard to the collages and wall hangings. The affinity of the fabric wall hangings to ‘female’ craft skills and (motivically) to politically correct ‘gender art’ and its focus on identity is hard to reconcile with the expressivity and intuition of the bronzes. But both constitute the same artistic, quasi-sculptural, ‘plastic’ praxis. Jonny Star is a builder – only in her case she creates something entirely new from the items she accumulates.”

(Both quotes taken from Eva Meyer-Hermann, "Art as Foodstuff in Jonny Star, See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me, Distanz, 2016)

 

CV                                                                                                                        

Jonny Star                                              
*1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

SOLO SHOWS

2017    The Cycle Room - Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
            The Undone Ritual - 266 chashama, New York City
            Fire -  Botschaft in den Uferhallen, Berlin
2016    See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me - Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette, Berlin
2015    MY WAY - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
2014    INTERGALAKTISCH - ROMPONE artspace, Cologne
2013    JETZT KOMM ICH - SALOON SU DE COUCOU, Berlin
2012    Good For You - Klötze und Schinken, Berlin
            Venice nexte stope - THE SURPRISE, Massat (France)
2011    Jonny is back - SWEET HOME, Berlin
2010    My Flowerself - Galerie Crystal Ball, Berlin
            JETZT KOMM ICH - Haus am Lützowplatz/Studiogalerie, Berlin
2009    wachen sein tot - JONNY´S, Berlin
2006    lang lang, Galeria Abraço, Lissabon (Portugal)
2004    suchen eine reise - Galeria Porca Preta, Monchique (Portugal)
2002    alle zusammen - Pasteur im Milchhof, Berlin
2001    alle zusammen - Centro Cultural Vila do Bispo, Vila do Bispo (Portual)
2000    werde fliegen - Gallery Foro, Loulé (Portugal)
1999    and suddenly - schrotter&engel, Berlin
1998    Pornopüppchen - Begine, Berlin
1996    Weltstadt Berlin - schrotter&engel, Berlin

 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

2022    pornotopia revised - Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien, group show curated by Sylvia Sadzinski (Berlin) and Sarah Held (Wien)
2021    entFALTUNG - group show curated by Carolyn Heinz  and Franziska Storch (SALOON Hamburg), Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg
            PERSPECTIVES - Tomorrow is the question, group show curated by Madeleine Schwinge, re:future Lab Berlin
2020    Support - Walden Kunstausstellungen Berlin
            In Dialogue - The artist and the artist's collection by Madeleine Schwinge, re:future Lab Berlin
            Fifty/fifty. The Matter Of Duality curated by Grigori Dor and Mascha Naumova - Paul Fleischmann Haus, Berlin
            How beautiful you are! curated by Maik Schierloh - KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2019    Künstlergeld aus der Sammlung Haupt, Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken, Berlin
            O.S.P. with Honey McMoney, Jernquist Studios, Booklyn N.Y.
2018    Carpets - Katharina Maria Raab Gallery, Belin
           Wonder Woman ART b!tch curated by Britta (Helbig) Adler - Kosmetiksalon Babett, Berlin
            Claiming Needles by peer to space curated by Peggy Schoenegge and Darja Zub - online exhibition
            Geld - Wahn - Sinn, die Sammlung Haupt in den Reinbeckhallen curated by Lena Fließbach - Reinbeckhallen Berlin
            NGORONGORO II, Artistweekend Berlin invited by Christian Achenbach, Jonas Burgert, Zhivago Duncan, Andrej Golder, John Isaacs, Andreas Mühe, David Nicholson
            Stolen Images curated by Ann Schomburg - Meinblau Berlin
            Ein Turm von Unmöglichkeiten (Salon Hansa) curated by Hansa Wißkirchen, Galerie König Berlin
2017    Female Ejaculation curated by Jonny Star - Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin
            Mein lieber Freund und Kupferstecher, Sammlung Haupt - Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken, Berlin
            imaginary snowcloud diving curated by Ann Schomburg - Regierungspräsidium Kassel, Kassel
            BERLIN-KLONDYKE 2017 - UGM Studio, Maribor (Slovenija)
2016   The Grand Superuschi Show curated by Jonny Star - Private Home Berlin
            Der Flug der Königinnen. Women at work. - Galerie ROMPONE artspace, Cologne
            NARGIFSUS, Online Exhibition curated by Carla Gannis and Tina Sauerländer, SCREENING - TRANSFER Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Erste Botschaft: frohe Botschaft - Botschaft in den Uferhallen, Berlin
            DOES EVERY NAME ALREADY HAVE A SOUND? - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
2015    You Can Feel It curated by Jonny Star - Haus am Lützowplatz/Studiogalerie, Berlin
            PORN to PIZZA—Domestic Clichés curated by Tina Sauerländer - DAM Gallery, Berlin
            "selfie" curated by Ekaterina Mitichkina - SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin
            SWEET LOVE curated by Jonny Star - Berlin Private Home
            Ce qui je suis maintenant. Ein Zimmer für Alfred Flechtheim curated by Claudia Cosmo - Osthaus Museum Hagen
            kitchen girls & toy boys curated by Jonny Star - Rush Arts Gallery, New York City
            Kopfzeile, Haarlinie, Fussnote curated by CHAMBER OF FINE ARTS Zürich - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
            4 Years and Counting! selected by Juror Omar Lopez Chahoud - Noospere Arts, New York City
2014    Ce qui je suis maintenant. Ein Zimmer für Alfred Flechtheim - Galerie ROMPONE artspace Cologne
            *MOVE FORWARD #2 curated by Jonny Star - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
            viel Arbeit, wenig Rot curated by Hansa Wißkirchen - rosa lux, Berlin
            My Paper Sunglasses curated by Otavio Santiago - Somos Art House, Berlin
            </head> <body> curated by CHAMBER OF FINE ARTS, Zürich - souterrain, Zürich
            außen hui, innen pfui  mit Elke Graalfs - MONTAGEHALLE, Berlin
            UNGEDULT DER FREIHEIT curated Hansa Wisskirchen - Galerie Holger John, Dresden
            du weißt, ich liebe das Leben curated Jonny Star - Chashama 266, New York Ciity
            toy boys Vol. 2 curated by Jonny Star - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
2013    let us snow  curated by Heiko Pfreundt and Alessandro Vitali - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
            kitchen girls # 2 curated by Jonny Star - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
            Kunst und Banausen curated by Elke Graalfs - Galerie Walden, Berlin
2012    WARHOL IS OVER - Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
2011    SWEET HOME, Berlin at SCOPE Miami, USA, curated by Jonny Star
2010    komm rein - Klötze & Schinken, Berlin
            Topsy Freerider! Le Trans Tier Salon - Galerie Crystal Ball, Berlin
2002    Mitten ins Herz - Galerie Tammen & Busch, Berlin
            MEETING IN B. mit Peter Solymos - NEUROTITAN, Berlin

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017    Female Ejaculation curated by Jonny Star - Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin
2016    The Grand Superuschi Show (SUPERUSCHI) - Private Home Berlin
2015    You Can Feel It (SUPERUSCHI) - Haus am Lützowplatz/Studiogalerie), Berlin
            join the inner circle (SUPERUSCHI) - Private Home Berlin
            SWEET LOVE (SUPERUSCHI) / artist Talk with Curator Tina Sauerländer - Private Home Berlin
            kitchen girls & toy boys supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department (SUPERUSCHI) - Rush Arts Gallery, New York City
2014    I'm so lonesome I could cry (SUPERUSCHI) - Private Home Berlin
           *MOVE FORWARD Vol. 2 (SUPERUSCHI) - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
           *MOVE FOWARD Vol. 1 (SUPERUSCHI) - Private Home Berlin
            du weißt, ich liebe das Leben supported by chashama, New York (SUPERUSCHI) - 266 chashama New Yory City
            toy boys Vol. 2 (SUPERUSCHI) - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
2013    kitchen girls Vol. 2 (SUPERUSCHI) -  Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
            toy boys Vol. 1 (SUPERUSCHI) - Private Home Berlin
            kitchen girls Vol. 1 (SUPERUSCHI) -  Private Home Berlin
2012    kurz und knackig, Dan Hudson -  (sweet home) Berlin
2011    SCOPE Miami, USA, group show (sweet home) Berlin
            weit weg, Mechtild von Ahlers (sweet home) Berlin
            kurz und knackig, Zipora Rafaelov (sweet home) Berlin
            air conditions, Ute Haecker (sweet home) Berlin
            Kirsch und Sahne, Anskar Skiba - (sweet home) Berlin
            Mutti, Karin Christiansen (sweet home) Berlin
            paper objects, Julia Büttelmann (sweet home) Berlin
            desire!, Tulip Enterprises (sweet home) Berlin
            we are back, Michal Dudek (sweet home) Berlin
2008   her´mit dem schönen Leben,  Anna Borowy (JONNY´S) Berlin
           Flieg mein elektrischer Fisch, Bianca Döring (JONNY´S) Berlin
1997   Ortrun Blase (Schauraum) Berlin

 

AWARDS / GRANDS / RESIDENCIES
2016    Ruth Katzman Stipend, The League Residency At Vyt, New York
2014    Travel Grant Cultural Exchange of the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department, supporting Berlin artists of group show in NYC curated by Jonny Star

 

PUBLICATIONS
2016 Jonny Star. See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me, Distanz Verlag Berlin [German and English]
2013 Jonny Star Newspaper, Self Published [German and English]
2012 Jonny Sar Newspaper, Self Published [German and English]
2011 Jonny is Back by Bianca Döring (Text) and Jonny Star (Design and Photographs), Self Published [German]
2011 Where's Jonny, by Bianca Döring (Text) and Jonny Star (Design and Photographs), Self Published [German]
2011 Jonny and the Bio-Doctor, by Bianca Döring (Text) and Jonny Star (Design and Photographs), Self Published [German]
1995 Heuchelmund by Karen-Susan Fessel, Photographs and Layout by Jonny Star, konkursbuch Verlag [German]

ART PROJECTS
since 2013        SUPERUSCHI
2011 - 2012    SWEET HOME – private art space, Berlin, Germany
2007 - 2009    JONNY´S, Berlin, Germany
2005               golden – souvenir de luxe shop, Raposeira, Portugal
1997               Schauraum, art space, Berlin, Germany