Micha Klein, Dutch (1964 - )

Klein has a BA in computer graphics from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where he lives and works today.

Micha Klein is represented in Groninger Museum, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Historical Museum, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg, LACMA Los Angeles and Denver Art Museum.

Micha Klein combines the latest computer and photographic technology to explore the contemporary themes of club culture, fashion, music, and mass media. Klein's digital images combine reality and the virtual world to create fantastical images that are both fanciful and mesmerizing.

In the last years, Klein has based his work on several themes, which he has developed in a number of series, including Virtualistic Vibes, Double Date, Artificial Beauty, Among Elves and Icon, Idol and Fetishes.

Micha Klein - Selected Group Exhibitions
 

2009

Beauty Farm, Fondazione Durini, Milano (Italy)

2008

La grande fotografia, Palazzo Reale, Milano (Italy)
  Artefiera, B&D, Bologna (Italy)

2007

The Trip-Pop Game, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Trieste (Italy)
  Supermodels II: Real vs Unreal, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Roma (Italy)
  Images of Man Today, Arken Museum, Arken (Denmark)
  Dangerous Beauty, PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Napoli (Italy)
  Curve pericolose, Casa del Pane, Milano (Italy)
  Dangerous Beauty, PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Napoli (Italy)
  Arte e omosessualità, Palazzo della Ragione, Milano (Italy)

2006

De Italiaanse Verlokking, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

2005

Dutch Art, Galerija Klovicevi Dvori, Zagreb (Croatia)
  Playground, Patronaat, Haarlem (The Netherlands)
  Arken Collection, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  Unlocked. Rabo Art Collection, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag (The Netherlands)
  Crysalis, Dutch Art Show, Bari (Italy)
  Eye to Eye, Groninger Museum, Groningen (The Netherlands)
  Neo-Baroque, DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca (Spain)

2004

The Ballroom Blitz, Gimm-Eis Gallery, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  About Face. Photography and the Death of Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London (United Kingdom)
  A Nudo, San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
  Hot Shots, Stip Galerie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Usce, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beograd (Serbia)
  Making Faces. The Death of the Portrait, Museum de L'Elyse, Lausanne (Switzerland)

2003

Melting Pop, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (Italy)
  Melting Pop, Civico Museo d'Arte Castello di Masnago, Varese (Italy)
  My Reality, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (USA)
  Limbo, Galleria 3G, Udine (Italy)
  Face. Photography's Dealings with The Human Face, Ciulturgest, Lisbon (Portugal)
  Filmlounge, Films van Nedserlandse Fotografen, In 7 Filmtheaters (The Netherlands)
  Imagerie. Art Fashion, Musei del Gran Canal, Trieste (Italy)

2002

A'dam & Eve, De Appel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Armory Show, B&D Studio, New York (Usa)
  I'm Someone Else, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Film Lounge, Films van Nederlandse fotografen, N.F.I., Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  Main Gallery-Adventure-Continued, Gallery 1313, Toronto (Canada)
  De Groote Hoop, Stedelijk Museum, Scheiedam (The Netherlands)
  Arco, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Madrid (Spain)
  Arte Fiera, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Bologna (Italy)
  My Reality, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa (Usa)
  Deluxe, Plaza de España, Madrid (Spain)

2001

Light gallery Space, Faenza (Italy)
  My Reality, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines (Usa)
  Sexual Healing, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  From the Low Countries: Reality and Art 1960-2001, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  Garden Fashion, Serra di Villa Revoltella, Trieste (Italy)
  Totemica:feticci e rituali del contemporaneo, Mantova (Italy)
  Arte Fiera, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Bologna (Italy)
  Arco, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Madrid (Spain)
  Artissima, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Torino (Italy)
  Art Cologne, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Köln (Germany)
  Border Stories, 9th Biennial of Photography, Torino (Italy)
  International Biennial for Graphic Art, Ljublijana (Slovenia)
  Art Forum Berlin, Hans Mayer Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
  Between Earth and Heaven, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende (Belgium)

2000

Blondies and Brownies, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Fuori uso, Pescara (Italy)
  Style, Psychosis & Self-transformation, Robert Sandelson, London (England)
  Ghost in the Shell:Photography & Human Soul, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles (Usa)
  Bodies, Clothing and Surfaces, Museum für kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (Germany)
  Supermodel: Identity and Transformation, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Trieste (Italy)
  Tra passato e futuro, Cartiere Vannucci, Milano (Italy)
  Art 2000, Robert Sandelson gallery, London (England)
  Arco, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Madrid (Spain)
  FIAC, B&D Studio, Paris (France)
  Arte Fiera, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Bologna (Italy)
  Art Basel, Torch Gallery, Basel (Switzerland)

1999

Visions of the Body, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (Japan)
  AlluciNation, B&D Studio, Milano (Italy)
  Spirituality of Beauty, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano (Italy)
  Tendance, Abbaye Sainte-André Centre d'Art, Meymac (France)

1998

Art Basel, Basel (Switzerland)
  World Expo, Lisbon (Portugal)
  London Art Fair, London (England)

1997

Cyberrealism, Photology, Milano (Italy)

1996

Het oog als lasspparaat, Stedelijk Museum, Scheidam (The Netherlands)

1995

Portraits of Reflections, Artotheek Oost, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1994

Highlights on the 80s/90s, Groninger Museum, Groningen (The Netherlands)
  Peiling 4 - Hollandse Nieuwe, Groninger Museum, Groningen (The Netherlands)
 
 
Micha Klein - Selected Solo Exhibitions
 

2005

Artificial Beauty video-installation, Lokaal 01, Breda (The Netherlands)
  Overview, Art Space Willem3, Vlissingen (The Netherlands)
  Artificial Beauty Installation, Festival Walk, Hong Kong (China)
  Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong (China)

2004

Introduction to Asia, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong (China)

2003

Icon, Idols & Fetishes. New York By Micha Klein, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Icon, Idols & Fetishes, Robert Sandelson, London (United Kingdom)

2001

Blondies and Brownies, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, München (Germany)

2000

Robert Sandelson Gallery, London (England)
  B&D Studio, Milano (Italy)
  The Arrival of the Rainbow Children, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (Usa)

1999

Robert Sandelson Gallery, London (England)

1998

Artificial Beauty Show, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  Artificial Beauty, Gallery Six Friederich, Munich (Germany)
  Double Date, Galleri Sfeir Semmler, Hamburg (Germany)
  Micha Klein Retrospective 1988-1998, Groninger Museum, Groningen (The Netherlands)

1996

Virtualistic Vibes, Groninger Museum, Groningen (The Netherlands)

1993

Klein's Goodies Show, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1992

Survey 1985-1990, Witzenhausen Meijerink Art Space, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


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