Ewerdt Hilgemann

His story

Ewerdt Hilgemann is born in 1938 Born in Witten, Germany 

Lives and and work in Amsterdam – The Netherlands since 1984

Ewerdt Hilgemann is the oldest artist of Radial Gallery and therefore has a special place in the heart of the gallery team.

From the beginning, elementary research has characterized Ewerdt Hilgemann’s work. After experiments with subtle, white wooden wall pieces catching light in the 1960s, he turned into a conceptual sculptor, using natural stone, as well as steel, geometrical shapes in series: positive versus negative. In 1980 he introduced randomness and natural powers beyond his control into his working method. Much to his surprise, he found that also the unpredictable is subject to natural laws, to which he soon could adapt and anticipate. Is there anything softer than air, more vital for human beings, breathing in and out? Yet, this same air is powerful and capable of pressure, folding large steel containers when the air is being evacuated. That force has become Hilgemann’s tool.

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Works in museum collection

Netherlands: Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo – Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar – Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht – Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede – Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem – Groninger Museum, Groningen – Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht – Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem – Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam 

Germany: Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch – Kunsthalle, Bremen – Luftmuseum, Amberg – Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg – Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt – Museum Lenbach-Haus, Munich – Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen – Märkisches Museum, Witten 

Other countries: Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey – Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary – The Chelm Province Museum, Chelm, Poland – Muzeum Sztuky, Lodz, Poland – Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

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Works in public space ( selection)

Ewerdt Hilgemann likes architects and company collaborations for commission works as you will see in our list below.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any project.

2021 ’Threesome NY’, 3 parts, EUREF campus, Berlin, Germany

2020 ’Three of a Kind’ (Nr.1), AJU campus, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

2018 ‘Dancers NY’, 2 parts, City of Leawood, KS, U.S.A. 

2017 ‘Parallellepiped’, City of Bad Homburg, Germany

2017 ‘Imploded Pyramid’, Gruga Park, City of Essen, Germany, long term loan 

2014 ‘Imploded Cube’, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany 

2011 ‘Three Graces’, Messer Group, Bad Soden, Germany

2010 ‘Imploded Column’, New Pacific, Beverly Hills, California 

2006 ‘Quint’, Hervormd Lyceum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2004 ‘Panta Rhei’, Town of Hünfeld, Germany 

2000 ‘Cerberus’, IBB Bank, Berlin, Germany

1996 Il-San Lake Sculpture Park, Ko-Yang City, Korea 

1995 ‘Birth’, Town of Heemstede, Netherlands 

1995 ‘Sárospatak Implosion’, Town of Sárospatak, Hungary 

1992 ‘Delft Implosion’, Technical University, Delft, Netherlands

1991 ‘Water Stones’, City of Ingolstadt, Germany 

1991 ‘Homage to Brancusi’, Galati, Romania 

1990 ‘Reflection’, City of Nivala, Finland

1990 ‘Plus-Minus’, City of Gorinchem (co-production with Jan van Munster), Netherlands 

1989 ‘Tension’, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands 

1987 ‘Natura Artis Magistra’, University, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

1987 ‘Imploded Cube’, City of Elblag, Poland 

His works in store

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His exhibitions at the gallery

“Winter Show: Winter at Radial Gallery” from December 5, 2019 to January 18, 2020

“Sculpture -Painting” from September 7 to October 19, 2019

“METALICA: Metal in turmoil” from June 9 to July 15, 2017

“Small is beautiful” from December 8, 2016 to January 14, 2017

“arte transmutatio” from February 28 to April 9, 2016

Ewerdt Hilgemann

 Interested in a work or a commission by  Ewerdt Hilgemann? Please contact us at +33 661 14 53 26

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