Max Streicher—Biography

Max Streicher is a sculptor and installation artist from Alberta, now residing in Toronto. Since 1989 he has worked extensively with inflatable technology in kinetic sculptures and installation works. He has shown widely across Canada in solo exhibitions in museums such as The Art Gallery of Ontario, Edmonton Art Gallery and the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. He has been part of group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Power Plant Centre for contemporary Art, Toronto and Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge. He has completed several international site-related projects in such places as Taichung, Taiwan, Erfurt, Germany, Reims, France and Aachen, Germany, Madrid, Spain and Mumbai, India. His inflatable works are in the collections such as that of the ESSL Museum, Vienna, and Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton and the University of Toronto. He was a founding member of the NetherMind collective of artists who have organized several sculpture exhibitions in alternative spaces in Toronto. Max Streicher is represented by Ponce+Robles in Madrid, Galerie Miguel Marcos in Barcelona, Gallery Maskara in Mumbai, India, Felix Ringle Galerie in Düsseldorf and Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York.



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Artist Statement

UPCOMING

2019

Helios
Permanent sculptural installation , Edmonton Transit Service, Churchill Square, Edmonton;
Schreien zum Himmel (Screaming to the Sky)
St. Pankratius church, Lucka, / Altenburger Land, Germany

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

2016

The Album of the Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2015;

2015

re:sculpt, (Sculpture Magazine blog) Gil McElroy, "Max Streicher, The Aesthetics of Air", Oct. 28, 2015:
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Exhibition CatalogueVom Luftholen, Sanitorium Gaisbühel with Voralrberg Museum, Austria;
Exhibition Catalogue: Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China;

2014

The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, “Clouds in a church and other sound moves at Kilkenny Arts Festival, August, 15;
The Sunday Business Post, Ros Drinkwater, “Cloud installations are a breath of fresh air”, August, 10;

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Die Luft ist Rein, Stadtische Galerie Ostfildern, Germany

2016

Portraits of Self, with Parag Sonarghare, Maskara Gallery, Mumbai, India;

2015

Waking Army, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, British Columbia;
Sleeping Giants (Silenus), Norfolk Art Centre, Simcoe, Ontario;

2014

Outside In, St. Mary’s Church, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland;
Infinite Daydreams, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario;
Battle of Cannae, Public site installation, Plaza de Platerias Martinez, Madrid, presented by Galerie Ponce/Robles and Radisson Prado, Madrid;

2013

Schlafende Körper, Luftmuseum, Amberg, Germany;
Floating Worlds, Sun Plaza, Bucharest, Romania;

2011

Quadriga, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario;

2010

Architecture of Cloud, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario;
Ashwamedh, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India;
Silenus, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island;
Quadriga, Gallery at 18 Bund, Shanghai;

2009

Max Streicher, Tjolöholm Slott, Gothenburg, Sweden;

2008

Metamorphosis, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, New York;
Breathe, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India;

2007

Mammatus, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain;
Blow, Felix Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany;
Quadriga, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon;

2006

Mammatus, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Museum London, London, Ontario;
Respiración, Galerie Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain;
Quadriga, Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany;

2005

You and Me: Body talks, Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany;
Respiración, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain;
Silenus, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil;

2004

Quartet, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, New York;
Cloud, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Commissioned installation;
Horses, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Time: Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India;

2016

Summer, Travels, Tales, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan;
Hello Again, Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto;

2015

Mediated Memory:, Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China;
Quadriga, Art Spin, Toronto, Ontario;

2014

Endgame Sterling, NetherMind collective with Art Spin, Toronto, Ontario;
Futurotextiles, Technopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina;

2013

Vom Luftholen und Untertauchen, Sanitorium Gaisbühel with Voralrberg Museum, Austria;
H2O, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta;
Shape Shifter, Division Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;
Airs and Graces, Millenia Walk, Singapore;
Apprivoiser L’Espace, Centre d’exposition Circa, Montreal;

2012

NetherMind, Mirabilia, St. Anne’s Church, Toronto;
Vertical Construction #1 and #2, Nuit Blanche, Toronto;
Festival des Folies 2012, Maubeuge, France;
Futurotextiles, European Center of Innovating Textiles, Lodz, Poland;

2011

Biennale Internationale D’Art Contemporain de Melle, France;
The Horse Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland;
Chemins numériques #4, Corps numérique, CORPS / MOUVEMENT / MOTRICITE/ EXTENTION, Centre Culturel Saint-Exupéry, Reims, France;

2010

Explicit Devotion, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto;
Endgame (Coulrophobia), Nuit Blanche, Toronto;

2009

cafka: contemporary Art forum / Kitchener & Area, Kitchener, Ontario;
Pieces a Part, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris, France;
Oxygenarte, Festival Segovia, Segovia, Spain;

2008

Faces A Faces, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris, France;
H2O: Izotz, Ur, Lurrin, Kubo-Kutxa, San Sebastian, Spain;
Futurotextiel 08, Kortrijk, Belgium;
HeartQuake; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel;
Galway International Festival, Galway, Ireland;

2007

Spirits, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris, France;
Das Motiv Säugling in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany;
Troika, Slava’s Snowshow, Moscow, Russia;
Floating Artworks, Curated by Art Gallery of Ontario, Luminato Festival, Toronto;
Sculpture Now, Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany;
The Great Indoors, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK;

2006

Naked Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei;
Lifeforms, Kinetica Museum, London, UK;
Plastiken Kunstkörperlich – Körperkünstlich, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany;
Blown, Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon;

2005

Figur/Skulptur, ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria;
Blown, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

2018

Helios, Public Arts Commission, Edmonton Transit, Edmonton, Alberta;

2016

Rearing Horses, Horse Photogram, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;

2015

Norfolk Art Centre, Simcoe, Ontario;

2014

Doris McCarthy Gallery UTSC;

2013

Luftmuseum, Amberg, Germany;

2011

University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto;

2009

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;

2005

Silenus, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan;
Quartet (seated figure), ESSL Collection of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria;
Seated Baby, Museum 21, Louisville Kentucky;

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015

Vom Luftholen, Sanitorium Gaisbühel with Voralrberg Museum, Austria;
Exhibition Catalogue: Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China;

2013

OVERSIZE, The Mega Art & Installations, Viction:Workshop Ltd, Hong Kong;
Vom Luftholen Und Untertauchen:, Lungenheilstätte Gaisbühel, Austria;

2011

The Horse Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland;

2008

Metamorphosis, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, New York;
H2O: Izotz, Ur, Lurrin, kubo-kutxa, San Sebastian, Spain;
HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel;

2007

Das Motiv Säugling in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Darmstadt, Germany;

2006

Naked Life, Manray Hsu, Maren Richter, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan;
Lifeforms, Robert Pepperell, Kinetica Museum, London, UK;
Kunstkörperlich – Körperkünstlich, Hansdieter Erbsmehl, Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, Germany;
Mammatus, Jean Randolf, Mary Reid, Melanie Townsend, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Museum London;

SELECTED REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

2017
Antennae: Journal of Nature in Visible Culture, Interview with Matthew Brower, Issue #39 Spring,

2015

re:sculpt, (Sculpture Magazine blog) Gil McElroy, "Max Streicher, The Aesthetics of Air", October 18, 2015: http://blog.sculpture.org/2015/10/28/max-streicher-the-aesthetics-of-air;

2014

The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, “Clouds in a church and other sound moves at Kilkenny Arts Festival, August, 15;
The Sunday Business Post, Ros Drinkwater, “Cloud installations are a breath of fresh air”, Dublin, Ireland, August, 10, 2014;

2011

ArtForum, Zehra Jumabhoy, "Critic’s Pick, Max Streicher", Mumbai, December 1;

2010

ARTslant, India, Deepanjanna Pal, “Inflatable Elegance”, December, 6;

2008

Time Out Mumbai #57, Deepanjana Pal, “Deep Breathing”, March 21-April 3;
Mumbai Newsline, Georgina Maddox, “Blow Up”, March 24;

2007

Cimaise, “Entre Résurrection et Torture”, 55e année, No. 288, Paris, December;
LE: Design Magazine, Ekaterinburg, Russia, May;
The Globe and Mail, R.M. Vaughan, "Black balls a bust; horses a masterpiece" Toronto, June 6;

2006

Azure, “Blow-Ups”, Lyne Fraser, September;

2005

Kunst 21, Schlafende Giganten, Heft Nr. 8 Sept. 05;
New York Arts, Camila Belchio, “Max Streicher”, Vol. 10 no 5/6, May/June;