Andrés Ginestet - Biography

ANDRÉS GINESTET

1964
Born in 1964 in Germany; resides in Wuppertal, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.

EDUCATION and RESEARCH
1996-2002 Academic Studies European Studies and Social Sciences, University of Osnabrück and Bochum University, Germany.
1984-1987 Training in ceramic sculpture.
1975-1982 Lycée Français of Barcelona.

Since 1980 and without interruption to this day, continued research on violence to practical empirical and theoretical level.
Since 1998 research on human systems theory and the connection to violence as a system.
Since 2007 research on the connection between violence theory, systems theory and complexity theory and quantum physics. Writing 4 books that are being published.
Since 2011 research into possible ways of disseminating the concepts investigated.
Since 2012 research integration in NATO and Global Observation Network Complexity. Publishing his first book, “PAX”

Solo exhibitions (selection):

2012
Annaberg Buchholz Gallerie.
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Leicht, Bensberg Castle, Cologne

2011
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Gallerie Schmuckwelten Leicht, Los Angeles Artfair, Dubai Trading Center, Wuppertal WOGA.

2010
VISIONAIRS IN ART gallery, Paris, France.
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, USA.

2009
Die Erotik der Seele, Aktgalerie, Berlin, Germany.
Picadoras, Juwelier Leicht at the Hotel Adlon, Berlin, Germany.

2008
El efecto DaVinci, Diocesan Museum “Pia Almoina”, Barcelona, Spain.

2007
Juwelier Leicht in den Schmuckwelten Pforzheim, Germany.

2006
Fòrum Berger Balaguer, Caixa Penedès Obra Social, Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain.
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany.
Espai ePh, Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Gallery June & Jane, Barcelona, Spain.

2002
Gallery of the Colegio de España in Paris, France.

2000
Gallery Heßbrügge, Dorsten, Germany.

1999
Monastery of the “Kreuz Herz Jesu Ritter”, Münster, Germany.

1997
Gallery of the Town Hall of Castrop Rauxel, Germany.

1996
Gallery of the Documenta Hall of Kassel, Germany.
Gallery of the City Hall of Dortmund, Germany.

1995
Gallery Archidamo, Dortmund, Germany.

1994
German Postal Bank, Dortmund, Germany.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2011
Los Angeles, United States, Art Fair. Art Miami art fair - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, USA.

2010
Gallery Chrom, Bochum, Germany.
“La Memoria en el Laberinto: un Homenaje a Miguel Hernández”, Congress Center of the City of Elche, Spain.

2009 
art miami – Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, USA.
VISIONAIRS IN ART gallery, Paris, France.
DON DE SOI… Don de vie, town hall of Paris, France.
International ArtShow Cannes 2009, Festival de Cannes, France.
palmbeach3 art fair - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Palm Beach, USA.

2008
miami art - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, USA.
Gallery of the Town Hall of Santa Coloma de la Comanda, France.
Virtuell-Visuell e.V., Kunstverein Dorsten – annual exhibition of selected members, Dorsten, Germany.
WOGA’08 – Open Galleries and Workshops in Wuppertal, Germany.
Visiones del cuerpo humano, Palau Solterra, Fundació Vila Casas, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain.
JCK- jewelry fair – Juwelier Leicht, Las Vegas, USA.
group retroperspective, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, USA.
palmbeach3 art fair - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Palm Beach, USA.

2007
stopover-internationale Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany.

2006
Munich art fair - Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany.

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS, GRANTS, AWARDS (SELECTION)

2011
Construction of the altar of the church of Saint Petri in Wuppertal, Germany, public Art works in the field of “community work and participatory art” by the artist Diemut Schilling in Wuppertal and Moers. Individualized Collection (single piece) of Picadoras for private collector.

2010
“La Memoria en el Laberinto: un Homenaje a Miguel Hernández”, invited artist, town hall of Elche, Spain.
3rd price for the design of the Police Headquarters of the city of Passau, Germany.

2008
Finalist of the international competition for a monumental sculpture in the city center of Pforzheim. Finalist of the photo competition Visiones del cuerpo humano. Palau Solterra, Fundació Vila Casas, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain. Acquisition of a masterpiece by the museum.

2007
Artist of the Year. 1st prize. IX. Competition of Arts and Photography organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France and the Colegio de España, Paris, France

2006
“Carl Faust” (bronze sculpture: 90 x 66 x 135 cm), Fundació Privada Carl Faust, Blanes, Spain.

2005
XY (sculpture of terracotta and steel: 2m x 3,5m x 1m, 750kg), Centro Cultural „Fábrica Foroll“, Palafolls, Spain.

2004
“Mención especial del Jurado” (special mention of the jury), VI. Competition of Arts and Photography organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France and the Colegio de España, Paris, France.
Sculpture of a ray fish, Sealife Center, Oberhausen, Germany.

2003-2005
Four sculptures for the campus of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

2003
1st prize, architectural design French-German school of Shanghai, China.

2002
1st prize, architectural design for the district of the Royal Courts of Münster, Picasso square, Münster, Germany.
1st prize, architectural design Criminal Court of Idstein.
Fresco of 16 x 4 m in the gallery of the Opera in Cologne, Germany.

1994
One year patronage by Mannesmann.

1993
1st prize, competition of public art work Dortmunder Stadtwerke, Germany.

1992
Realization of the decoration of the facades of the Heuvel Gallery Eindhoven, Holland.

 

1988 - 1998
Elan, the world’s biggest monumental sculpture in massive clay, dedicated to emancipation. (Steel: 25x16x8m, 15t; Clay: 7x6x5m, 30t). Postbank, Dortmund, Germany.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Museum Karl Ernst Osthaus, Hagen, Germany.
Palau Solterra, Fundació Vila Casas, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain.
Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Numerous private collections in Germany, France, Spain and the United States.

 

CONFERENCES, TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SELECTION)

2012
Conferences in the VDW in TSW, in NATO and in the Hague (World Symposium on Victimology)

2011
Conferences in the VDW and the TSW.

2010
First conference on NATO.
Conferences and peace negotiations in Algeria, Washington, Basel, Hamburg, Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt.

Since 2005
Numerous conferences at National and International Congresses in Sociology, Criminology and Victimology. Participation in online NATO conferences.

2004
Department of Cultural European Studies, University of Osnabrück, Germany.
Escola de Ceràmica de La Bisbal, Spain.

2001
Department of Sociology and Organizational Analysis, University of Barcelona, Spain.

2000
University of Calgary and Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada.

 

MEMBERSHIPS (SELECTION)

Since 2011
Member of the scientific council of the TSW, Zürich
Mediator of political transitions by request of diplomats and military officers of various nationalities.

Since 2009
Peace Mediator on request by POLAD Sherwood McGinnis, Admiral James Stavridis (Supreme Commander US-European Command) and Johan Galtung

Since 2007
Founding Member of the Non-profit Association Zukunft 25 (Future 25), Germany.
Member of the Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler – VDW (Federation of German Scientists), Germany.

Since 2000
President of the Non-profit Association Seiltänzer (Tightrope Dancer), Germany.

 

PRESS REVIEW (SELECTION)

Since 2012
Official Peace Proposals gathered by the Vatican.
First book "PAX" (September 2012)
First text used in an election campaign in a country of over 300 million people.

Since 2010
Permanent publication of articles and commentaries in newspapers worldwide electronic as well as institutional Blogs like NATO, including a "Report on Afghanistan"

2009
Documentary “Andrés Ginestet at the International Art Show Cannes 2009”. Televisionet with Avi Basuki, Film Festival Cannes 2009, France.
Discussion with Ervin Laszlo, Michel Lecomte, Michel Saloff-Coste and Guilbert Del Marmol on the topic “les enjeux de l'eau et du changement climatique". Networkvision.
Interview on the topic “violence”. Televisionet with Avi Basuki, Film Festival Cannes 2009, France.

2007
Newspaper article: “Schöne Figuren und Figürchen”. Pforzheimer Zeitung, Germany. May.
Newspaper article: “Carles Faust seu al passeig de Blanes”. Diari de Girona, Catalonia. February.

2006
Newspaper articles: “Ginestet inaugura avui a Vilafranca una mostra de les seves fotos escultòriques” y “L’obra de Ginestet irromp en cos i ànima a l’Aula de Cultura de Caixa Penedès”. El 3 de vuit, Catalonia. December.
Newspaper article: “Körper und Seele”. Neue Westfälische, Germany. July.
TV-report: „Cuerpo y Alma“. Televisión Española Internacional. Escala Cataluña. Broadcasting: May.
Online-article: „La mirada escultórica del fotógrafo“. By Ivan Sánchez. In: Digital Fotography (quesabesde.com), Barcelona, Catalonia. May.

2004
Newspaper article: „Ginestet crea tres escultures de personatges que han vertebrat Europa“. El Punt, Catalonia. March.
Book: El libro de las estatuas. (Ed. Agustín Andreu). Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

2003
Newspaper article: „Monumental gegen sexuelle Gewalt“. Wuppertaler Rundschau, Germany. January.
Essay: „Lisa oder die Unberührbarkeit der Unantastbarkeit.“ German-French-Spanish essay about the bust „Lisa“.

2002
TV-report: „Michelangelo von Köln“. WDR Köln, Germany.

2001
TV-report: „Elan“, Televisión Española 2, Spain.

1997
Documentary film: „ELAN“. Germany.

1995
Book: Westfälisches Ruhrgebiet. Dortmund/Hamm/Kreis Unna. (Hrsg. Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Dortmund), Germany.

1991
TV-report: „Dortmund – Elan“, WDR, Germany.