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Asta Gröting

Asta Gröting creates works that translate psychological and social relations into physical forms. She inverts the lexicon of monumental sculpture to draw our attention to absence and the physical and emotional gaps between people and things: whether lovers, family members, or historical figures.

Asta Gröting (b. 1961, Herford) lives and works in Berlin. Upcoming exhibitions include KINDL –  Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin in September 2017. She has had solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Dornbirn; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologien, Karlsruhe; n.b.k., Berlin; Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; and MARTa Herford. She has participated in numerous large-scale international exhibitions, including  22nd São Paulo Biennial, the 8th and 14th Biennale of Sydney, and the 44th Venice Biennale. 

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Asta Gröting, studio view, 2017. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Asta Gröting, studio view, 2017. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Mausoleum , 2016, from the series  Berlin Facades  
Silikon, Jute, 373 x 373 x 10 cm

Mausoleum, 2016, from the series Berlin Facades
Silikon, Jute, 373 x 373 x 10 cm

Nerven , 1991/2017 
Stained wood, Polymer, Acryl glass, Paper 
70 x 70 x 10 cm

Nerven, 1991/2017
Stained wood, Polymer, Acryl glass, Paper
70 x 70 x 10 cm

Die Geschichte der Werkzeuge ist das aufgeschlagene Buch der menschlichen Psychologie  
Exhibition view at Kunstraum Dornbirn, 2017. Photo: Hans Jörg Kapeller.

Die Geschichte der Werkzeuge ist das aufgeschlagene Buch der menschlichen Psychologie
Exhibition view at Kunstraum Dornbirn, 2017. Photo: Hans Jörg Kapeller.

TOUCH , 2015, single channel 4K video projection, 16 min, video still

TOUCH, 2015, single channel 4K video projection, 16 min, video still

TOUCH , 2015, single channel 4K video projection, 16 min, video still

TOUCH, 2015, single channel 4K video projection, 16 min, video still

Buddy Big Mountain, 2015, single channel video, 36.02 min

Buddy Big Mountain, 2015, single channel video, 36.02 min

A Burgher of Calais / The Feet of Eustache de Saint Pierre , 2015, Bronze, Aluminium, Sneaker

A Burgher of Calais / The Feet of Eustache de Saint Pierre, 2015, Bronze, Aluminium, Sneaker

Bodenplatte 2 , 2013, Epoxy resin, 35 x 235 x 180 cm

Bodenplatte 2, 2013, Epoxy resin, 35 x 235 x 180 cm

When My Mother Was Dying, 2015, concrete, epoxy resin, paint, 194 x 400 x 40 cm

When My Mother Was Dying, 2015, concrete, epoxy resin, paint, 194 x 400 x 40 cm

When My Mother Was Dying, 2015, concrete, epoxy resin, paint, 194 x 400 x 40 cm

When My Mother Was Dying, 2015, concrete, epoxy resin, paint, 194 x 400 x 40 cm

Space Between Four People , 2012-2013, Aluminium, epoxy resin, 190 x 80 x 70 cm

Space Between Four People, 2012-2013, Aluminium, epoxy resin, 190 x 80 x 70 cm

Space Between Four People , 2012-2013, Aluminium, epoxy resin, 190 x 80 x 70 cm

Space Between Four People, 2012-2013, Aluminium, epoxy resin, 190 x 80 x 70 cm

Space Between Lovers (silver) , 2014, Polyurethan, Lack, 25 x 157 x 60 cm

Space Between Lovers (silver), 2014, Polyurethan, Lack, 25 x 157 x 60 cm

Die Reisekutsche von Goethe, der Mercedes von Adenauer und mein smart , 2012, Exhibition view

Die Reisekutsche von Goethe, der Mercedes von Adenauer und mein smart, 2012, Exhibition view

Die Reisekutsche von Goethe , 2012, Polyurethan, 70 x 193 x 426 cm

Die Reisekutsche von Goethe, 2012, Polyurethan, 70 x 193 x 426 cm

Mein smart , 2012, Polyurethan, 32 x 153 x 253 cm

Mein smart, 2012, Polyurethan, 32 x 153 x 253 cm

Familienwerkbänke   (family work benches) , 2011, 14 work benches, artists who passed on their parents’ worktables: René Block, Björn Dahlem, Maria Eichhorn, Heiner Franzen, Asta Gröting, Adrian Lohmüller, Michaela Melián, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus, Klaus Staeck, Nasan Tur, Johannes Vogl, Anna Witt, Exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2011

Familienwerkbänke (family work benches), 2011, 14 work benches, artists who passed on their parents’ worktables: René Block, Björn Dahlem, Maria Eichhorn, Heiner Franzen, Asta Gröting, Adrian Lohmüller, Michaela Melián, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus, Klaus Staeck, Nasan Tur, Johannes Vogl, Anna Witt, Exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2011

Familienwerkbänke   (family work benches) , 2011, 14 work benches, artists who passed on their parents’ worktables: René Block, Björn Dahlem, Maria Eichhorn, Heiner Franzen, Asta Gröting, Adrian Lohmüller, Michaela Melián, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus, Klaus Staeck, Nasan Tur, Johannes Vogl, Anna Witt, Exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2011

Familienwerkbänke (family work benches), 2011, 14 work benches, artists who passed on their parents’ worktables: René Block, Björn Dahlem, Maria Eichhorn, Heiner Franzen, Asta Gröting, Adrian Lohmüller, Michaela Melián, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus, Klaus Staeck, Nasan Tur, Johannes Vogl, Anna Witt, Exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2011

Monkey Dance 6, 1987/2015 leather, iron, 60 x 200 x 200 cm

Monkey Dance 6, 1987/2015 leather, iron, 60 x 200 x 200 cm

Acker , 2012, Epoxy and leaf gold, 24 k, 206 x 216 x 50 cm

Acker, 2012, Epoxy and leaf gold, 24 k, 206 x 216 x 50 cm

Kartoffeln , 2012, Nickel silver, 20 x 56 x 52 cm

Kartoffeln, 2012, Nickel silver, 20 x 56 x 52 cm

Kartoffeln, 2006 bronze, 4,5 cm x 6 cm x 100 cm

Kartoffeln, 2006 bronze, 4,5 cm x 6 cm x 100 cm

Einen Funken Leidenschaft , 2008, Cable, spark coil, transistor, timer, high voltage generator, 380 x 800 x 20 cm

Einen Funken Leidenschaft, 2008, Cable, spark coil, transistor, timer, high voltage generator, 380 x 800 x 20 cm

Verdauungssystem eines Haies, 1990, glass, 25 x 107 x 310 cm

Verdauungssystem eines Haies, 1990, glass, 25 x 107 x 310 cm

The Inner Voice / You’re good, 1999 with Buddy Big Mountain (Los Angeles) digital video, 3.58 min

The Inner Voice / You’re good, 1999 with Buddy Big Mountain (Los Angeles) digital video, 3.58 min

Feuerstelle | Fireplace , 2011, Glass, 10 x 120 x 40 cm

Feuerstelle | Fireplace, 2011, Glass, 10 x 120 x 40 cm

Abformung einer Familie , 2012, Aluminium, 56 x 90 x 90 cm

Abformung einer Familie, 2012, Aluminium, 56 x 90 x 90 cm