Maximilian Arnold

Born 1987 in Heidelberg (D), lives and works in Berlin (D)
2009-2013: AdBK Karlsruhe with Prof. Toon Verhoef
2013-2015: Städelschule Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Willem de Rooij

Solo and Two Person Shows

A Deep Scrub / DUVE Berlin / Berlin (D)
Zona Maco / Mexico City (MX) with Iris Touliatou

Aware Of Being Naive / Basis Showroom / Frankfurt am Main (D) with Martin Kähler

Reasonable Doubt / DUVE Berlin / Berlin (D)
MiArt / Milan (IT) with Roman Liška

At The End Of Days Zombies Are Crawling Up The Walls / Im Hinterzimmer Showroom /
Karlsruhe (D) with Christian Falkner
The Show Must Go Wrong / Salon Kennedy / Frankfurt am Main (D)

Tu, Io, Noi / V8 Showroom / Karlsruhe (D) with Henry Staschik

Cannot See Straight / Kensington Gardens Square / London (UK) by Salon Kennedy

Selected Group Shows

Core Remission / Gr_und Showroom / Berlin (D)
Berlin Masters / Max Lieberman Haus / Berlin (D)
Group Show / Galerie Tobias Naehring / Leipzig (D)
Painting Or Not / Kaviar Factory / Henningsvær (NOR)
Pressing Your Face In Wet Grass / PrivateOffspace / Frankfurt (D)
Tutti Meno Un Etto / Im Hinterzimmer Showroom / Karlsruhe (D)

Shades Of Grey / Kunstraum Riehen / Riehen, Basel (CH)
Encoding The Urban / Kunsthaus Baselland / Muttenz, Basel (CH)
My Third Wish Has Always Been Three More / Infinite Berlin / Berlin (D)
Von meinem iPhone gesendet / Alte Fleischmarkthalle Karlsruhe / Karlsruhe (D)
Art Cologne / Cologne (D)
The Art Of The Matter / CAM St. Louis / St. Louis (US)

Parked Like Serious Oysters / MMK Frankfurt am Main (D)
If it can’t burn us, can it still warm our hearts? / Mindscape Universe Showroom / Berlin (D)
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost / Villa Gellertstraße / Karlsruhe (D)
NADA / New York (US)

Paint Me A River / Flur11 Showroom / Braunschweig (D)
Flumen / Kunsthalle Mulhouse / Mulhouse (FR)

Being Specific! / Kunsthaus Baselland / Muttenz, Basel (CH)
Ø 1985 / Sammlung FIEDE / Schlachthaus Aschaffenburg (D)
V8 Anniversary Exhibition / V8 Showroom / Karlsruhe (D)

A Retrospective of Tomorrow’s Artists / Schillerpalais Showroom / Berlin (D)

GVS Art Award for Young Artists / GVS Süddeutschland / Stuttgart (D)

Awards / Grants

Grant of the German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Awardwinner of Heinrich Hertz Grant / AdBK Karlsruhe (D)


Artist book for Tramp.The Edition Space, initiated by Ferial Nadja Karrasch,
Members Exhibition at Badischer Kunstverein / Karlsruhe (D)

Contribution in Cahier artist book #1,
Members Exhibition at Badischer Kunstverein / Karlsruhe (D)

Bibliography / Press

Elephant Magazine, Step-by-Step: Gallery Weekend Berlin
Indechs Magazine, review about the show Aware Of Being Naive

Independent Collectors, Field Trip 33-Studio Visit Maximilian Arnold

MMK Frankfurt am Main, catalogue Parked Like Serious Oysters
KubaParis, Maximilian Arnold@DUVE Berlin
Sichtbeton, text Reasonable Doubt
Cultured Magazine, Fall Issue, article The Season in Art by Laura de Gunzburg

Milan Ther, text Screen Culture: Open Paintings in a Closed System
Frankfurter Neue Presse, 17.02.2014, review about Städelschule Rundgang

BZ Basel, 13.12.2013, review about the show Being Specific!
kunst:art magazine, issue 34, review about the show Being Specific!
Ferial Nadja Karrasch, text Bildversuche
Indechs Magazine, interview Young Painters-Maximilian Arnold


Text about the work of Martin Kähler, Why Not Hang With Painters?

Public Collections

The Hoff Collection / Henningsvær (NOR)
Schufa Holding AG / Wiesbaden (D)
Sammlung FIEDE / Aschaffenburg (D)