1958 born in Vilseck/Germany
1978-1985 Hochschule der Künste Berlin/West (UdK)
1988-2018 senior lecturer at Novia University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Jakobstad (Nykarleby), Finland
lives and works in Nykarleby

Inviting spaces:
Albert Braun’s artworks, often various kinds of installations, attract the viewer, sometimes quite palpably and sometimes more discreetly, but always clearly. Yet, clarity does not mean that there is a given interpretation. One can regard the work of Albert Braun as the creation of spaces or as a framework for actions and events that seem to reflect everyday matters, but which aren´t everday at all. They aim at an interaction between the audience and the work, and so they remain unforgettable to the visitors. The memory remains alive, because the works of art do not convey any connection with accustomed life, but rather create space for imagination and reflection. (Pauline von Bonsdorff)

Q: Why t-shirts? What’s so interesting in them as artistic material and a medium?
A: I’ve always been interested in them, long before I had anything to do with the art world. It was and also today is the common daily fabrigue, the daily stuff that we all have access to and we all share – and then again, they do have a local flavor, which reminds me how my mother used to call them, in her strong German accent, as “Tschierts”.
“T-shirts as a medium provides a good and an effective surface for both images and words, it’s like a canvas. The point being is that the potential range of distribution is much larger than in typical art mediums. I like how in t-shirts images and ideas get mixed up and how they circulate outside the art context, but how simultaneously we can bring them back, include them into the discourses on art. What’s fascinating is the option that they can be forever multiplied and used by everyone and anyone – they are both anonymous and personal.”

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS >> click here <<

    2020 Coming Back-Come Together, Second Stage Amherst / VCCA, VA (USA) upcoming/på kommande
      Lola+Elias+[E], Rose Barracks, US Army Garrison Bavaria, Vilseck (D) upcoming/på kommande
    2018 Lola+Elias+[E], Kunst in der Burg Dagestein - Burgturm, Vilseck (D)
    2012 Vom Zwei- zum Dreiklang, Streifzüge (with Susanne Schär & Peter Spillmann), Kreisgalerie am Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg (D)
    2007 Luftreifenzeichnungen-Burnouts aus Nykarleby, Luftmuseum Amberg, Amberg, (D)
    2006 Me, Myself, Nykarleby [the World] and I, Pori Taidemuseo, Pori (FIN)
      Me, Myself, Nykarleby [the World] and Friends, Rådhusgalleriet, Nykarleby (FIN)
    2005 Me, Myself, Nykarleby and I, Vector Gallery, Iasi (RO)
      PortaPorta, La Serpara, Giardino delle sculture, Civitella d´Agliano (I)
    2001 Appointments: Blackboards & White Cube, Erfrischungsraum, Luzern (CH)
    2000, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad (N)
      Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim (N)
    1998 Monument-Denkmal, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
    1997 Hydrokultur-Wachstum-Kontrolle, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf-Fronberg (D)
      tm-Galleria, Helsingfors (FIN)
    1996 Joseph Beuys, Grafik - Albert Braun, Hydrokultur, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
    1995 Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin (D)
      Schwarz-Weiß, Galerie Hammer & Herzer, Weiden (D)
    1993 The Future of Memory, Progetto Civitella d´Agliano, Civitella (I)
      Schwarz-Weiß-Svart-Vitt-Mustaa-Valkoista-Black-White, Tikanojas konsthem, Vasa (FIN)
    1992 Motiv, Thema: Malerei, Skulptur, Grafik, Galleri Brage, Umeå (S)
      Associationer, Hemmersgården, Stundars museum och kulturcentrum, Solf (FIN)
    1991 Strukturomvandling, Braun & Strengell, Vasa konsthall, Vasa (FIN)

    2020 By Nature, Kuntsi Museum for Modern Art, Vaasa/Vasa (FIN)
    2018 100.Ausstellung, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin (D)
      Collezione Serpara, Padiglione Serpara, La Serpara, Civitella d´Agliano (I)
    2017 Finnische Künstler und Ihre Landschaft / Finnish artists and their landscape, Neue Galerie Dachau (D)
    2016 Symbioosi / Symbios / Symbiosis, Bothnia Biennale 2016, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki (FIN)
      JÄR, Valo Galleria, Arktikum, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi (FIN)
      Ja, må vi leva! / Eläkäämme! / Here´s to Us!, Galleri GRO / Campus Allegro, Jakobstad (FIN)
    2015 Die Goldene Straße / The Golden Road, 2015Pilsen Kulturhaupstadt Europas, Vilseck (D)
      WWII Efterdyningar/Jälkimaininkia, GRO Galleri, Jakobstad (FIN)
    2014 Nykarleby Recall – Coming Back (Bothnia Biennale 2014), Nykarleby (FIN)
      minimale2, Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern, Luzern (CH)
    2013 TIME on our HANDS, VCCA fellows at Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA, (USA)
    2012 La Serpara, il giardino di Paul Wiedmer, Schloss Wangen, Wangen (CH)
    2011 a>Monte, Caro Oreste, Ex Convento S.S. Concezione + Abbazia S. Michele, Montescaglioso (I)
      Nattskift Nightshift, Tobaksmagasinet, Jakobstad (FIN), Galleri Elverket, Ekenäs (FIN)
    2010 Land vi have – Land vi ha, Cheap Finnish Labour (CFL), Galleri Elverket, Ekenäs, Vasa konsthall, Vasa (FIN)
      Beautiful Lies, Performance festival, Galleria XXI, Warsaw (PL)
    2009 Platform Parasite Art Event Istanbul – Vasa, (CFL), Platform, Vasa (FIN)
    2008 Gras wächst, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg (D)
    2007 Don´t complain, (CFL), 52nd Int. Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia, Pavillion of Turkey (I)
      Alternative Economies, (CFL), Galleria XX1, Warsaw (PL)
    2005 SITUATED SELF - Confused, Compassionate and Conflictual, Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade (SCG), City Art Museum Helsinki (FIN)
      Ciao Nykarleby, Galerie BLAAK 10, Rotterdam (NL)
      Österbotten Österbotten, Platform in Graz. e.V., Regensburg (D)
      Pampas, Platform in Huuto, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki (FIN)
      Häikäistyä / bländas, Regionutställning för visuell konst, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
    2003 iD, Nutidskonst i Vasa, Vasa (FIN)
      Verkligheten i Platform, Platform, Vasa (FIN)
      Learning by Doing, samarbetsprojekt mellan Platform och Verkligheten, Vasa och Umeå (S)
      Skulptur i Bissee, Bissee (D)
    2001 ad lib. trans-art, Trondheim (N)
    2000 Zwischen Wasser, Kulturforum/Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Plön (D)
      Bild, Form, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
    1999 By Side Sidewalk, Vasa (FIN)/Umeå (S)
    1998 The bible of networking, Sali Gia Gallery, London (GB), P-House Gallery, Ebisu, Tokyo (J) Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea (ROK)
      Syner/Sights/Näkyjä, Knipnäs mentalsjukhus, Ekenäs (FIN)
    1997 59. årsutställning, Finlands bildkonstföreningarnas förbund SKjL, Hyvinkään taidemuseo, Hyvinge (FIN)
      SüdwestLB Druckgrafik Kunstpreis 1997, Stuttgart (D)
    1996 Umedalen Skulptur 96, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå (S)
      Wegbegleiter, Galerie Hammer & Herzer, Weiden (D)
      11. Deutsche internationale Grafik-Triennale Frechen 96, Kunstverein Frechen, Frechen (D)
      Förvandling, regionalutställning för bildkonst i Vasa län, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
      Braun/Holm/Spolander, Galerie im Literaturarchiv, Sulzbach-Rosenberg (D)
    1995 Menschenbilder, 2. Lucas-Cranach-Preis, Fränkische Galerie, Festung Rosenberg, Kronach (D)
    1994 fünfundneunzig, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, Lauenburg (D); Künstlerhaus Dortmund (D)
      Braun, Brüning, Drechsler, Ludewig, Regler, Stadtmuseum Amberg, Amberg (D)
    1993 Ung finländsk konst, Västerbottens konstförening, Umeå (S)
      Buch und Kunst, Kunst und Kalender, konstmässa i Kulturforum Villa Oppenheim, Berlin (D)
      55. årsutställning, Finlands bildkonstföreningarnas förbund(SKjL), Kerava taidemuseo, Kervo (FIN)
    1992 Synvinkel, regionalutställning för bildkonst i Vasa län, Seinäjoki konsthall (FIN)
      Regionalutställning för fotokonst i Vasa län, Österbottens museum, Vasa (FIN)
  • CATALOGUES >> click here <<

  • FINNFEMFEL-PROJECTS >> click here <<

    2018 ZURÜCKBLEIBEN, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin (D)
      100.Ausstellung, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin (D)
    2017 VIVA, LAF-Projektraum, Pforzheim (D)
    2015/2016 Stiftung Bartels Fondation, Basel (CH)
    2014 Nykarleby Recall – Coming Back (Bothnia Bienniale 2014), Nykarleby (FIN)
      United against Populism! Rettet Europa III, Tempel Museum Etsdorf (GER)
    2012 When Life is the Least Art, Int. Summer Academy Wismar (D)
    2011 TO HAVE TO OWN, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa (FIN)
    2010 FinnAir, Luftmuseum Amberg, Amberg (D)
    2008 ARTmART, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AUT)
    2007 Die Freie Klasse denkt weiter [nach], Galerie der Künstler, Munich (D)
      Trauma Queen, Mediterranean Hotel, Athens (GR)
      ARTmART, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AUT)
    2005 SITUATED SELF - Confused, Compassionate and Conflictual, Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade (SCG), City Art Museum, Helsinki (FIN)
    2004 Lifestyle, Days of Autumn, Northern European Bauakademie, Joesuu (EST)
    2003 Nordic Walking, Studio Gallery, Budapest (HU)
    2002 Ferie, trans-art, Trondheim (N)
    2001 Not Oreste 4, Summer Residency, Montescaglioso (I)
      Meeting point, Platform, Vasa (FIN)
      Le Tribù dell'Arte, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (I)
    2000 Because I´m worth it (luftsymposium), Gummeum im Raitenburger Schloss, Kallmünz (D)
    1999 I´d rather be fishing than going to an artshow, Gallerie Konstakuten, Stockholm (S)
      Kungspassagen(By Side Sidewalk), Vasa (FIN)-Umeå (S)
    1998 Towards the better world(Karaoke Beuys), Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, München (D)
  • PUBLIC ARTWORKS >> click here <<

    2015 Lola & Elias, 2015Pilsen, Vilseck (D)
    2013 FinnFemFel and The Magic Urn, Campus Allegro, Jakobstad (FIN)
    2008 Parabolarena, Academill, Vasa (FIN)
    1998 Endless, SYH/University of Applied Sciences, Roparnäs, Vasa (FIN)
  • GRANTS >> click here <<

    Österbottens svenska kulturfonds pris 2016
    Svenska Kulturfonden (ettårigt/one year) 1999/2004/2005/2012
    Konstkommissionen i Vasa län (ettårigt/one year) 1994
    Svenska Kulturfonden (halvårigt/half year) 1993
    Senat Berlin(NaFöG); Zur Förderung des künstlerischen Nachwuchses (tvåårigt/two years) 1985/86
  • PROJECT GRANTS >> click here <<

    AVEK 2003
    FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange 2000/2002/2018
    Finsk-Norsk-Kulturinstitutt 2000
    Kulturfonden för Finland och Norge 1999
    Undervisningsministeriet 2004/1998
    Finnish Arts Council/TAIKE 1995/97/99/2005/2007/2010/2012/2016
    Föreningen Konstsamfundet r.f. 1995/2006/2012
    Finnish Arts Council/TAIKE regional fund 1991/92/96/2006/2014/15/16
    Swedish Arts Council in Finland/Svenska Kulturfonden 1989/92/96/98/2001/2003/2006/2008/2010/2016/2018
    Svenska Österbottens Kulturfond 2014
    Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet 2007/14
    Grönqvistska stiftelsen 2011
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE >> click here <<

    2020 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, CA (USA)
    2012/18/19 VCCA Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA (USA)
    2015/16 Stiftung Bartels Fondation (with finnfemfel), Basel (CH)
    2002 G.A.R.Ba. Summer Residency, Montescaglioso (I)
    2001 No-Oreste 4 Summer Residency, Montescaglioso (I)
    2000 Oreste 3 Summer Residency, Montescaglioso (I)
    1999/00 Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft Berlin (D)
    1999 NIFCA, Trondheim (N)
    1995 STS, Grassina, Florens (I)
    1993 Progetto Civitella, Civitella (I)
  • MEMBERSHIPS >> click here <<

    FV Vilseck/Footballclub Vilseck
    Målarförbundet/Finnish Painters Union
    Svenska Konstskolans Vänner/Friends of the Swedish Art School-Artist in Residence (SKV-AiR)


Albert Braun
Kyrkogatan 9 b 10
FIN-66900 NYKARLEBY, Finland

+358 50 5740528 (FIN)

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