Andreas Horlitz

1955 Born in Bad Pyrmont

1975/76 Studies of graphic design at the Design College in Hanover, attending photography courses of Prof. Heinrich Riebesehl

1976–1989 Studies at Essen University, Department of Arts and Design/Folkwang, with an emphasis on photography/visual communications with Prof. Dr. Otto Steinert and Prof. Erich vom Endt

1980–1983 Research fellow of the Photographic Collection at the Museum Folkwang, Essen

1985 Studio in Cologne

1986–1991 Lecturer in Photography at the European Arts Academy in Trier

1985–1989 Lecturer in colour photography at the Arts and Design College, Cologne since 1993 Studio in Munich


1981 Otto Steinert Award of the German Society for Photography, Cologne

1983 Scholarship of the Franco-German Youth Support Organisation, Bad Honnef and Paris

1989 “Ateliers Kunst & Complex”, Rotterdam

1989/90 Scholarship of Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht

1991 Villa Waldberta, Feldafing

1993 Scholarship by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich (capital of Bavaria)

1996 Scholarship of the Erwin & Gisela von Steiner Foundation, Munich

1997/98 Travel grant from the Goethe Institute, exhibitions and tutorials as artist in residence in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and in Singapore


1980 Museum Folkwang, Essen

1983 Forum Stadtpark, Graz

1991 Gallery Alfred Kren, Cologne (catalogue)

1993 KunstRaum Klaus Hinrichs, Trier

1994 Gallery Thomas von Lintel, Munich

1996 Sprengel Museum, Hannover (catalogue)

1998 Goethe Institute, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore and artothek, Cologne

2000 Gallery Raab, Berlin

2005 Gallery Hachmeister, Munster

2006 upk University Hospital, Basel

2011 Gallery Hirschmann, Berlin

2011/12 Ahlen Arts Museum (catalogue)

2012 Gallery Florian Trampler, Munich


1981 A new German vision, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

1983 The Photographic Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen

1984 The Federal Republic of Germany: Landscape of Arts, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin

1986 50 years of modern photography from 1936 to 1986, Cologne (catalogue)

1987 Can pictures think?, Kunstverein Lingen (catalogue)
Photo (Con) Text, Perspektif Gallery, Rotterdam

1988 Wink of an eye. The eye in 20th century art, and Kölnisches Stadtmuseum and Villa Stuck, Munich (catalogue)
Photo Vision Project. Photography after 150 years, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Kunstraum
im Messepalast, Vienna (1989), and Design Museum, Zurich (1989, catalogue)

1989 The processes of photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen (catalogue)

1991 Collecting, collectors, from three private photography collections, Museum Folkwang, Essen (catalogue)

1992 Wasteland, Photo-Biennale, Rotterdam (catalogue)

1993 Siemens Photo Project, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (catalogue)

1994 Setting 25, Raab Galerie, Berlin (catalogue)

1995 The second view, Haus der Kunst, Munich (catalogue)

1996 Pictures of Light – Boxes of Light, Gallery Wittenbrink, Munich

2000 Pictures, which were still missing, Germany Museum of Hygiene, Dresden (catalogue)

2001 Under the skin, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Foundation’s Museum, Duisburg (catalogue)
Multiples, Galerie Paal, Munich

2002 DNArt, Kunsthaus Meran, Italy (catalogue)
Editions Multiples, Gallery Lelong, Zurich

2003 On the Body and other things. German Photography from the Weimar Republic to the Berlin Republic, City Gallery Prague and the German Historical Museum, Berlin, as well as Multimedia Complex of Visual Arts, Moscow (2004, catalogue)

2004 Portrait without a face, Kunsthalle Kiel (catalogue)

2005 Focus Utopia, Galerie Lelong, Zurich

2006 Dormir, rêver … et des autres nuits, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
Medicine in Contemporary Art: Diagnosis [Art], Kunstmuseum Ahlen

Hands, Gallery Biedermann, Munich

2007 In the Beginning, German Society for Christian Art, Munich (Catalogue)
My gene has got five corners, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Diagnosis [Art], Kulturspeicher, Würzburg

2008 Focus Library, Benedictine Abbey of Admont, Museum of Contemporary Art, Admont, Austria
Set theory, Gallery Hachmeister, Münster

1987 Transfer
Slide projection, Lichtraum Claasen & Matz, Cologne
Siemens Photo Project
14 light boxes/ilfochromes in three factory buildings, Siemens plant in Amberg (catalogue)

1991 Leo/Gemini
Two wall pieces with mirrors and black vinyl, Emons Verlag, Cologne

1993 Tertium Comparitionis
Three large-scale slides/composite prints, composition for flute, harp and timpani by Michael Gregor Scholl, Kunstverein Munich
Five light boxes/ilfochromes in bookshelves, in the reading room of the Central Institute of Art History, Munich

1994 The garden of Las Fosses
(Joint project with further installations by Jon Groom and Mark Heinsdorff), five illuminated opal glass bowls, at the park of Domaine Las Fosses, Aquitaine, France (catalogue)
Two ilfochromes, at the conference room of the “Klinikum rechts der Isar”, Munich

1995 Instruments
14 light boxes/ilfochromes, in six departments of the Munich City Museum (catalogue)

1997 Mercurius Vivus
(Joint project with further installations by Jon Groom and Steve Scott), two light boxes/ilfochromes, Central Institute for Art History in Munich
Text DNA
Installation with photographic work and partially reflecting float glass, Uniplan Art Collection, Kerpen (catalogue)

1999 Index
Installation with three light boxes and photographic work on partially reflecting float glass, at the Employment Agency of Sangerhausen

2000 Panorama
Installation of 28 light boxes, partially reflecting float glass and two photographic works, WWK headquarters, Munich
Three light sculptures, Baerlocher, Unterschleißheim
Installation of stainless steel tubes and neon lights, Gerling Industry Service West, Düsseldorf, since 2010 Science Centre/University Psychiatric Hospital, Basel

2002 Palimpsest
Installation with seven display tables, Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel

2004 Polygramm
Six installations, private collection, Switzerland

2005 Palimpsest II
Installation of ten display tables, Benedictine Abbey of Admont, Austria

2006 Simulacrum
Partially reflecting, engraved and printed glass, LED lighting, E.ON Energie AG, Munich

2007 Palimpsest III
Installation with twelefe display tables, Catholic Academy of Bavaria, Munich

2007/08 Credo
Large church window, printed and partially reflecting glass with two different levels and artificial light, Dominikuszentrum, Munich
Patron of the arts: Archiepiscopal Ordinariate of Munich, with participation of: meck architects, Munich / Glasmalerei Peters, Paderborn / luna licht, Karlsruhe / Wall painting: Anna Leonie

2009 Labyrith
Four-part installation with partially reflecting glass, Dominikuszentrum, Munich
Text DNA I.K.
Light box with partially reflecting glass, private collection, Munich
Metamorphosis I
Installation with four partially reflecting and glasses, against black back coating, at IMGM, Martinsried, near Munich

2011 Impulse
Five photo glasses and light boxes, Kinderhaus Lichtblick, Munich
Glass fence, partially reflecting on both sides, Europol Headquarters, The Hague, Paton of the arts; Rijksgebouwendienst, The Hague

The Bavarian State’s Painting Collections, Munich

Benedictine Abbey of Admont, Austria

Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

European Patent Office, Munich

Photographic Collection at the Museum Folkwang, Essen

Photo Museum in Munich City Museum, Munich

Goethe-Institute, ZV, Munich

Hypo Cultural Foundation, Munich

HypoVereinsbank, Munich

Arts Museum, Stuttgart

Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar

Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt

DG Bank Collection, Frankfurt

Forum Stadtpark Collection, Graz

Siemens AG, Munich

Sprengel Museum, Hanover

State Arts Collections, Dresden, Copper Engraving Cabinet

Uniplan Art Collection, Kerpen

University Hospital, Basel

WWK Lebensversicherung a. G., Munich

2000 Andreas Horlitz, Text DNA, published by Uniplan Art Collection, Kerpen/Cologne; text by Eckhard Schneider

2005 Andreas Horlitz, Arbeiten/Works, published by the Institute of Modern Art, Nuremberg; texts by Klaus Honnef, Irene Netta, Sybille Omlin, Hans Scheurer and Stephan Trescher

2006 Simulacrum published by E.ON Energie AG, Munich; text by Irene Netta, Ge/Eng.