Born 1973 Homburg, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Stefan Rinck studied art history and philosophy at Saarland University in Saarbrücken and sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Karlsruhe. His works are shown at exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide, including. Museum de Hallen, Harlem (NL), Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (BE), Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (US), Vilma Gold, London (GB), Semiose, Paris (FR), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (DE), Skarstedt - East Hampton (New York, US), The Breeder, Athens (GR), Galeria Alegria, Madrid/Barcelona (ES) and Cruise&Callas, Berlin (DE). He participated in the Busan Biennale in South Korea and in the exhibitions Vent des Fôret and La Forêt d’Art Contemporain in France, where he realised permanent public sculptures. In 2018, the work “The Mangooses of Beauvais” was permanently installed in the city of Paris at 53-57 Rue de Grennelle (Beaupassage). The sandstone sculpture “Why I bear / Großer Lastenbär” was inaugurated in November 2021 at Zionskirchplatz in Berlin-Mitte. He is represented in the following public collections: CBK Rotterdam (NL), Musée de la Loterie (BE), Sammlung Krohne (DE), FRAC Corse (FR). In 2019, Stefan Rinck was featured in the Thames & Hudson publication ”100 Sculptors of Tomorrow”. The documentary “Heart of Stone” by Sonja Baeger premiered in Berlin in 2021 and shows the process of making Rinck’s three monumental sculptures.
Artist's portrait by Ute Rinck, artwork photographed by Marcus Schneider