Gregor Hildebrandt’s work makes formal reference to Minimalism while engaging primarily with concepts of cross-media transfers of music and poetry into visual art. Hildebrandt’s core materials are almost exclusively sound recording media, such as magnetic audio tapes and vinyl records, which he processes, or records he records with specific songs before using them on canvas, in photographic prints, or in expansive installations. For Hildebrandt, sound carrier as an artistic medium, particularly in its original role as a medium for storage, thus fulfilling an important function: it enables the artist to add a further “invisible” dimension to his pictures. Playing with perception in this way is a major characteristic of his work; the picture is completed in the head of the viewer and made visible.
Gregor Hildebrandt (b. 1974 in Bad Homburg, Germany) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Hildebrandt holds the professorship in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.
Currently Hildebrandt's solo show Luft in allen Zimmern is on view at G2 Kunsthalle in Leipzig, Germany.
Recent institutional solo and group exhibitions include Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany; The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA; The Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA; ICA, Boston, USA; Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, The Netherlands; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA; Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, France; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Perrotin Gallery New York, Hong Kong and Seoul; Galerie Almine Rech Paris and Brussels; Gagosian Gallery, London.
Works by Gregor Hildebrandt are in the public collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany; Sammlung zeitgenössische Kunst des Bundes, Bonn, Germany; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; Museum van Bommel van Dam, AD Venlo, The Netherlands; Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami, USA; Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium; Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong; Budi Tek/Yuz Collection, Shanghai, China as well as numerous distinguished private collections.