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Michael Kucera

Born 1958 in Munich, he grew up in Bolzano (Italy), studied economy in Germany between 1978 – 1980 and returned to Italy where he soon established himself as a figurative painter. With the help of a bursary he moved to Vienna in 1993 where he met Rudolf Hausner, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and described as 'the first psychoanalytik painter', with whom he studied and also worked as his assistance in Hausner's private studio.

A further bursary brought Michael Kucera in 1995 to London where he lives since. Here he began to experiment with different materials and techniques, until developing his very unique style as a sculptor.

After the birth of his daughter he partly withdraw from the art world to dedicate his efforts to her upbringing till relaunching his career with a new exhibition in 2018 in Italy.

Kucera's works can be found in public and private collections throughout Europe, here in the UK notably at the Coutts & Co. , the Troika Dialog (Sberbank CIB) and The Connought.

Galleries: www.antonellacattaniart.com and www.benjamin-eck.com

Solo Exhibitions

2018 “I will fly again” at Antonella Cattani Contemporary Art, Bolzano (Italy)
2010 The Gallery On Mount Street with FullCircleContemporary, London
2007 “Shadows” at The Delfina, London SE1
2003 Galleria Les Chance de l'Art, Bolzano (Italy)
1999 Galleria Les Chance de l'Art, Bolzano (Italy)
1997 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)
1996 Screwism” Galleria Prisma, Bolzano (Italy)
1994 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)
1994 “Portraits” Steghof Gallery, Naturno – Bolzano (Italy)
1993 Kommende Lengmoss-Ritten, Bolzano (Italy)
1993 “Haende” Gallery am Arenbergplatz, Vienna (Austria)
1991 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)
1990 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)
1989 Galerie Kunststudio-Studio dell'Arte, Berlin (Germany)

 

Catalogue Text

I will fly again - English, German

Group Exhibitions

2018

ArtVerona with A.Cattani Contemporary

2009 “Depth of Vision” with FullCircleContemporary at Coutts & Co. , London
2009 “Il piacere del collezionista” Finstral Collection at Kunst Meran/o Arte , Merano (Italy)
2005 “Arte Povera Revisited” Sheridan Russell Gallery London
2004 “La crisi della presenza” Palazzo di Castell'Arquato Museum of Piacenza (Italy)
2004 “Arredo Bolzano” exhibition of the collection of Trade Fair Company Bolzano (Italy)
2004 Arte Fiera, Bologna (Italy) with Galleria Les Chance de l'Art
2002 “Suspended” East73th Gallery, London
2002 “Interiors” Studio West, London
2002 The Air Gallery, London
2002 Fresh Art, Islington, London
2001 “B-Original” , Studio B-Contemporary, London
2001 Arte Fiera, Bologna (Italy) with Galleria Les Chance de l'Art
2001 London Contemporary Art Fair, with E1 Gallery
2000 E1 Gallery, London
1999 “Minimal Art, Minimal Music” Centro Culturale Trevi Bolzano (Italy)
1998 “Fermo immagine” Galleria Les Chance de l'Art Bolzano (Italy)
1997 Lineart International Art Fair, Gent (Belgium) Galleria Les Chance de l'Art
1997 London Contemporary Art Fair Beaux Art Gallery
1997 Beaux Art Gallery, London
1996 Beaux Art Gallery, London
1994 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)
1993 Galleria Studio 6, Verona (Italy)
1993 Galleria Klemens Gasser, Bolzano (Italy)
1993 “Panorama” , Arte giovane in Sudtirolo, Bolzano (Italy)
1992 Galleria Spatia, Bolzano (Italy)