Fred Kleinberg was born in 1966 in Paris, France, where he currently lives and works. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and has been exhibiting his work internationaly since 1983. His pieces are a part of numerous private collections and have been shown in galleries and public institutions. Kleinberg conceives his work as successive thematic projects ans intuitively creates new bodies of work that are inspired by his travels around the world.
Kleinberg is a globe-trotting artist who has been selected for a number of artist residencies, such as the Villa Medicis in Rome in 1996 in collaboration with the novelist Kits Hilaire, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow in 2001, the Art Residency of Pondichéry in 2004 in India, in China in 2010 in collaboration with the Hong Merchant Gallery of Shanghai, and in India in 2018 at the University of Shantiniketan.
He has received several paintings awards: the Salon de Montrouge prize in 1998, the Coprim foundation prize in 2000, the Taylor foundation prize in 2008, the Charles Oulmont fondation prize in 2008 and the 1st contemporary art prize of Monaco in 2014.
His most notable exhibitions include : La mémoire au corps at the Coprim foundation in Paris in 1999 ; D’obscénité et de fureur at the Passage de Retz in Paris in 2002 ; Made in India at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Chicago, USA in 2006 ; Baroque Flesh at the Polad-Hardouin Gallery in Paris in 2011 ; Territoire d’héroïsme et de fureur, his first retrospective exhibition, at the Messine Gallery in Paris in 2012 ; Reborn Project at the Frank Pages Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 ; Odyssey at the ART Elysées fair in Paris as guest of honor in 2017.