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.
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
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
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