Jonathan Meese Tokyo, Japan, b. 1970


Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1970.

Jonathan Meese studied at the Academy of Art in Hamburg but left without a degree (1995–1998).

Meese is a German conceptual artist who works within a diverse practice that includes performance, installation, painting, sculpture, collages, drawings and writing. The artist is concerned with themes of power, desire, and identity, and he has developed a personal mythology: a blend of historical, legendary and science fiction references, evoking figures, myths and heroes. 

Meese exhibited for the first time at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Gallery in a group exhibition, and his first solo exhibition was at the Galerie Buchholz, Cologne. Since then, his work has been shown in different galleries and museums worldwide, such as Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Art Museum, Aachen; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Berlin Biennale; Stuart Shave Modern Art, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and Essl Museum, Vienna. Meese’s works are also included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pompidou Center, Paris; Sammlung Goetz; Munich; the Art Gallery of Ontario, among others.


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