Marcus Ahlers

born Albany, New York USA 1974
lives and works in Berlin Germany


Education
currently Master of Science, Energiesysteme für Gebäude Technische Universität, Berlin Germany
2009 - 2014 Bachelor of Science, Energie- und Prozesstechnik Technische Universität, Berlin Germany
2002 - 2003 Fulbright Scholarship, Berlin Germany
2000 - 2002 Master of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore Maryland, USA
1999 - 2000 Continuing Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston Massachusetts, USA
1998 - 1999 Post-Baccalaureate Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Massachusetts, USA
1993 - 1998 Bachelor of Science, Studio Art / Art History, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs New York, USA
Exhibitions
2014 "Metamorphilia-Metamorphobia" group show Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs Riga Latvia
  "Threshold" group show Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz Berlin Germany
2013 "kunstproduktionsstätte" group show WerkStadt Berlin Germany
  "Discover" three-person show Galerie Bernau Bernau Germany
2012 "Situative Systeme" two-person show Kunstraum t27 Berlin Germany
2011 "Building Dwelling Thinking" group show Smartloft Berlin Germany
  "Mitgliederausstellung" group show WerkStadt Berlin Germany
2010 "Check Bounds" group show Stattbad Wedding Berlin Germany
  "Retro" solo show WerkStadt Berlin Germany
2009 "Made in Berlin" group show German Russian House and State Gallery Kaliningrad Russia
  "Agua Realmente Azul" Collaborative project in public space, Tegucigalpa Honduras
2008 "Ist das ein Frosch?" group show tmp.delux Berlin Germany
  "Transposed Nodes" solo show Art Laboratory Berlin Berlin Germany
2007 “White Paper" group show, Hamden Gallery, University of Massachusettes, Amherst Massachusetts, USA
  “micro-macro” solo show Galerie 35 Berlin Germany
2006 "Space Soon" group show Roundhouse London UK
  "Rumbo Artists: Right under the Manhattan Bridge", group show Tribes Gallery New York City New York, USA
2005 "Winter Auction" group show/auction Dumbo Arts Center Brooklyn New York, USA
  "Axis" group show Backfabrik Berlin Germany
  "Friekultur" group show Ring Center, Berlin Germany
  “Elektrolyse” solo show Galerie 35 Berlin Germany
2004

"Synthesis" group show Takt Galerie Berlin Germany

  "The Lab Exhibition" group show, Castle County Community School, Deal UK
  "America House" group show, Amerika Haus, Berlin Germany
2003 "re: book" group show Zentralbüro Berlin Germany
 

"Frequency" solo show Galerie 35 Berlin Germany

  "Saftig" two person show, Thüringer Fleischerei, Berlin Germany
  "Tactile" group show, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles California, USA
2002 "Weiderweg" two person show, Haus der BSF, Berlin Germany
  "Endo-Exo" MFA thesis show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland, USA
  "Elements of a Found World" group show, The 2427 Place, Baltimore Maryland, USA
  "Illuminations" group show, The Spy Club, Baltimore Maryland, USA
2001 "Medical Contraptions and Conceptions" group show 31 Grand Gallery Brooklyn New York, USA
  "The Future is Now" group show Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Willmington Delaware, USA
  "Constructing Time" group show, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Maryland, USA
2000 "Saturn Five" group show Gallery Four Baltimore Maryland, USA
  "9 Yds. Collaborative Installation" Zietgiest Gallery, Cambridge Massachusettes, USA
1999 "Parabolic Strands Distant Distant Blue" 9 Yds. collaborative installation, Wheaton College, Norton Massachusettes, USA
  "Group Show" Forsyth Chapel, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston Massachusettes, USA
1998 "9 Yds. Collaborative Installation" Gallery 51, Boston Massachusettes, USA
Experience  
2014 Atelierverwaltung WerkStadt Berlin Germany
2009 Collaborative project: Agua Realmente Azul Tegucigalpa Honduras
2008 Workshop Art Laboratory Berlin Berlin Germany
  Professor: Contemporary Art in Berlin, for the University of Texas abroad class, Berlin Germany
2007 Professor: Contemporary Art in Berlin, for the University of Indiana abroad class, Berlin Germany
  Professor: Art of Western Civilization Touro College Berlin Germany
  Co-founder Takt Residency Program Berlin Germany
2006  Crew Space on Earth Station London UK
  Workshop South London Gallery London UK
  Workshop Arts Catalyst Camden Roundhouse London UK
  Professor: Contemporary Art in Berlin, for the University of Indiana abroad class, Berlin Germany
  Workshop Arts Catalyst Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich UK
  Architectural detailing Development Design Group Baltimore Maryland, USA
Art-handler and installation work Ronald Feldman Gallery New York NY, USA (2005-2006)
2005  Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland, USA
  Co-curator: “Axis” Backfabrik Berlin Germany
  Workshop Arts Catalyst “East of Eden” Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich UK
2004 Juror: International Assemblage Artist Exhibition, Gallery Twenty-Four, Berlin Germany
  Workshop Arts Catalyst "The Lab", Castle County Community School, Deal UK
  Art-handler, installation and administrative work Fulbright Berlin Conference, Amerika Haus, Berlin Germany
  Curator Takt Galerie Berlin Germany
2003 Co-founder Takt Kunstprojektraum Berlin Germany
 

Graphic design, Sausewind, Cornelius Schule, Berlin Germany

2002 Fabrication and installation, Artscape, Outdoor sculpture exhibit, Baltimore Maryland, USA
2001-2002 Shop Technician, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland, USA
2000-2001 Teacher's Assistant (three semesters), Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland, USA
1999 - 2000 Studio Assistant, Peter Andruchow, Blacksmith, Saugus Massachusettes, USA
1998 - 1999 Technical Assistant, Metal Shop, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Massachusettes, USA
  Studio Assistant, Gabrielle Schaffner, Production Potter, Boston Massachusettes, USA
1995 - 1998 Studio Assistant, Noah Savett, Sculptor, Saratoga Springs New York, USA
Grants and Residencies  
2003 Sculpture Space Utica New York, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
2002 Fulbright Grant Berlin Germany
Awards  
2010 First Prize: 15th International Art Interview Online Artist Competition
2002 Amalie Rothchild Sculpture Award
Lectures and Artist's Talks  
2014 (pending) Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs Riga Latvia
2012 Kunstraum t27 Berlin Germany
2009 MUA Tegucigalpa Honduras
  "Negociaciones" Tegucigalpa Honduras
2008 "Transposed Nodes" Art Laboratory Berlin Berlin Germany
2004 "Art as a Catalyst" Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Berlin Germany
  Fulbright reception: "America House", Amerika Haus, Berlin Germany
2003

Sculpture Space reception, Utica New York

2002 Fulbright reception: "Weiderweg", Haus der BSF, Berlin Germany
Interviews  
2010 Art Interview Online Magazine
2008 Bloomberg Television, Berlin Germany
2005 Berliner Zeitung, Berlin Germany
2004 Deutsche Welle, German-American radio, Berlin Germany
  Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin Germany
Collections
Fulbright Komission Berlin Germany
  Christos Giannikos, New York NY, USA
  Chris and Amanda Comer, Soloman's Island Maryland, USA