Curriculum Vitae

Jörg Baier was born in Darmstadt, grew up in Upper Bavaria and began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He completed his studies as a master student with Erwin Gross at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. In Karlsruhe he set up his first studio, began exhibiting, was an active participant in a regional scene. He organises exhibitions, readings and performances mainly in temporary, self-organised situations. He is currently active in the loose, international group „Karoshi“.
In Karlsruhe he met his wife, the French-born painter Corinne Chotycki: travels, exhibitions and friendships to and in France followed — a new point of reference, a new language that opened up other perspectives. After a scholarship at the Cité des Arts in Paris, he moved to Brussels, where he lives and works today.

Jörg Baier realises his pictorial ideas as mixed media on paper. Aqueous and oily techniques are mixed to create images of luminous colourfulness or dirty materiality. The motifs are simple: walls, palisades, palm trees, suns, volcanoes, waves and so on. They oscillate between false naivety and comic-like imagined representation.
In addition, collages are created that are realised as photograms, scans or photographs and are usually printed as inkjet prints on photographic paper. They are representations of a private archaeology — images of works from art history, found objects, painted and cut-out cardboard are woven into a fictional narrative.
Jörg Baier has developed the artist’s book into an independent discipline in his oeuvre. They are objects (variations on the form and function of the leporello) which integrate the images into an interactive system. The coloured papers and bookbinding cloth used are reminiscent of the aesthetics of board games.
With the painter Corinne Chotycki, Jörg Baier creates installations that are often developed in direct relation to architectural situations and the specifics of the exhibition. The materials are mostly coloured, sewn fabrics. In addition, the two artists also conceive editions.

Jörg Baier’s works have been shown in exhibitions in renowned institutions (Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Basel, Bielefelder and Heidelberger Kunstverein, Siegener and Ulmer Museum, among others). His works have been awarded prestigious prizes (graduate scholarship, scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Columbus Art Foundation Prize and Ronse Drawing Price). Jörg Baier’s works are in international collections.

Awards, Grants and Residencies

Ronse Drawing Price (special mention by the jury)

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (residency)

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium (shortlisted)

Columbus Art Foundation, Ravensburg (award)

Stipend for postgraduates of the federal state Baden-Württemberg (award)

Kunstpreis Junger Westen Recklinghausen (shortlisted)

Price of the city and county Fürstenfeldbruck (award)

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions


Karōshi, Galleria Snow, Berlin (upcoming)

Groupshow with Jukka Korkeile, Gabriele Basch an others (upcoming)


Düsseldorf Art book Fair, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

D’une génération à l’autre, mutations de l’abstraction, Galerie Bessières, Cha- tou, cur. : Philippe Cyroulnik


Art on the Stream, National Academy of Art Sofia — Academia Gallery (BGR)

Karōshi 過労死, Museum für Kunst Rockenhausen (DEU) with Heike Kati Barath, Gabriele Basch, Corinne Chotycki, Andrea Damp, Franziska Hünig, Jukka Korkeila, Gesa Lange, upcoming

Art on the Stream, as part of European Capitals of Culture, Novi Sad (SRB) and Timisoara (ROU)


Ronse Drawing Price

Art on the Stream, Galéria Alfa at Kasárne Kulturpark in Košice (SVK)

Something Beautiful, La Vallée, Brussels


Kunst am Strom, Museum Schallaburg (AUT)

Kunst am Strom, Ulmer Museum


Ronse Drawing Price

In Situ, Buderus Park, Mittelhessischer Kultursommer, Hirzenhain (orghanised by Jukka Korkeile)

La Mer Capitonnée, Appartement Bérénice Merlet, Bruxelles

Something Beautiful, La Vallée, Bruxelles


Participants in Mystery, Artist’s Club – Coffre Fort, Bruxelles (with Corinne Chotycki)

Will Sohl – Artists‘ Books Reloaded, Port 25 Mannheim


Haus der Lüge, PantaleonsMuehlengasse Köln, group show organised with Corinne Chotycki

Don’t forget to put flowers in your hair, Galerie Hartwich Ostseebad Sellin Rügen

30 Jahre Retour de Paris, Ministerium für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Art Karlsruhe


Apartment Group Show, apartment_19 Karlsruhe

If wishes were fishes, LaVallée, Brussels

karoshi, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg

How to hide in a white cube, Transformers, Brussels


La Doublure, V8 Plattform für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (with Corinne Chotycki)


Ein Mond oder ein Knopf, Centre Culturel Franco Allemand, Karlsruhe (solo)


Rätsel der Wiederkehr, Heidelberger Kunstverein (mit Annette Weisser und Maja Linke)

Gibt es auf Erden ein Maß? Es gibt keines., Hennebicq Twentynine, Brussels (with Corinne Chotycki)

BE BOP DE BEEP, Cité internationale des arts Paris (mit Corinne Chotycki)

Dialog-Trialog, Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen (with Myriam Holme, Heinz Pelz and others)

8 Jahre V8 Plattform, V8 and friends, V8 Plattform für Neue Kunst Karlsruhe


Brèves rencontres, Galerie MGE, Paris

60 Kunstwerke für Baden-Württemberg, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen and Galerie im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd

Unternehmung drei, von_Kraft, Gellertstr. 14, Karlsruhe


Fortuna, Galerie E105 Berlin

Spleen und Ideal, V8 Plattform für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (solo)


schrägterrain, Columbus Art Foundation, Halle 14, Leipzig

schrägterrain, Columbus Art Foundation, Columbus Kunsthalle Ravensburg

switch, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Bahnwärterhaus


Das Bielefelder Gefühl, Bielefelder Kunstverein


Things should start to get interesting right about now, Kuttner Siebert Galerie Berlin

Kleinere Arbeiten, Raum 500, München

De Overslag 2006-2007, Stiftung De Overslag, Eindhoven


Park, Haus für die Kunst, Kunstverein Hasselbach, in collaboration with Columbus Art Foundation, Ravensburg (solo)

Die unsichtbare Sonne, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg (solo)

Les résidents du Réel, Musée des Beaux-Arts / Villa Steinbach, Mulhouse, FR


Regionale 7, Kunsthalle Basel

Stichting De Overslag, Eindhoven (with Verena Grothe and Anita Weis)

anders sehen, Columbus Art Foundation, Ravensburg


Flora und Fauna – ein Laboratorium der Künste, Kunstverein Landau

Regionale 6, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel


Implosion, Raum 500, München


gläserne Bäume, Poly, Karlsruhe (solo)

Meisterschülerausstellung, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Kunstpreis Junger Westen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen


fiktive Orte, Poly, Karlsruhe

Selceted Solo Publications and Exhibition Catalogues


In the frame of „Kunst am Strom — Art on the Stream“ an extensive catalogue will be published with texts in German and English and numerous reproductions. You will learn about the concept, the participating artists and the presented art works from this publication. As a special feature, the chapters of the 8 countries will be introduced by short literary texts written by authors from the Danube region.


Ein Mond oder ein Knopf,  Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand Karlsruhe with texts by Tobias Kraft, Eléonore Saintagnan and Daniela Stöppel, german and french, 64 pages, Verlag Engelhardt und Bauer (solo publication)


schrägterrain, Columbus Art Foundation Halle 14, Spinnerei Leipzig and Columbus-Kunsthalle Ravensburg, Revolver Publishing Berlin (exhibition catalogue)


Das Bielefelder Gefühl, Bielefelder Kunstverein, edited by Thomas Thiel, with texts by Cynthia Krell, Friederike Fast a.o. Kerber Verlag Bielefeld (exhibition catalogue)


Park, edited by Jörg van den Berg, Columbus Art Foundation Ravensburg with texts by Silke Baumann, Fritz Emslander and Klaus Heid, 64 pages (solo publication)


Kunstpreis Junger Westen – Grafik, Zeichnung, Fotografie, edited by Ferdinand Ullrich, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

Meisterschüler, booklet with screenprint cover, Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, edited by Axel Heil, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe