Fluidité II, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, 2013 © Bertrand Rieger

FRED KLEINBERG

Fred Kleinberg was born in 1966 in Paris, France, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since 1985, his work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, India, and China.

He creates works in series, and each one has come intuitively to him from the trips that he takes. He has exhibited in many group shows, both in France and abroad, as well as within several artist residencies from Europe, America, Russia, India, that have allowed him to travel the world. These residencies include the Villa Medici 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 received several painting awards: the Salon de Montrouge prize in 1998, the Coprim foundation prize in 2000, the Taylor foundation prize in 2008, the Charles Oulmont foundation prize in 2008 and the 1st contemporary art prize of Monaco in 2014. Each of its main exhibitions show these thematic series: “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.

He has won several awards for his paintings, such as the Coprim Foundation Award in 2000, the Taylor Foundation Award in 2008, the Charles Oulmont Foundation Prize in 2008, and the first Monte-Carlo International Prize for Contemporary Art in 2014.

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Odyssée solo show, ART Elysée, Paris, France.
Reborn Project II, Messine Gallery, Paris, France.
Portrait, National Gallery, Dubai, United-Arab-Emirates.
2016
Face to Face, National Gallery, Dubai, United-Arab-Emirates.
Reborn génération, Musée Krajcberg, Paris, France.
2015
Reborn project I, Frank Pages Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
Du paysage à l’intime, Adriano Ribolzi Gallery, Monaco.
2012
Territoire d’héroïsme et de fureur, retrospective exhibition, Messine Gallery & Polad Hardouin Gallery, Paris, France.
2011
Chinese feast I, Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, Chine.
Baroque flesh, galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris.France.
On stage, Centre d’art contemporain Cosmopolis, Nantes, France.
2010
Sur les grands airs de Richard Wagner, Performance picturale sur scène, Cité Internationale des Congrès de Nantes, France.
On stage, Centre d’art contemporain Cosmopolis, Nantes, France.
2009
Monstre-toi, Polad-Hardouin Gallery, Paris, France.
2008
Made in India, Artseefld Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
Edition, Up’ Art Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique.
Art français/Chicago, The Art Center Highand Park & ThinkArt Gallery, Chicago, United-States of America.
2007
7EVEN, galerie ThinkArt, Chicago, United-States of America.
Portrait, galerie Artseefld, Zurich, Switzerland.
2006
Made in India, Koehnline Museum of Art, Chicago, United-States of America.
ACTE II, P. Friedland & A. Rivault Gallery, Paris, France.
Figure, Sellem Gallery, Paris, France.
2004
At Barbés, P.Friedland & A.Rivault Gallery, Paris, France.
Moscou, Travel Journal, SG Gallery, Los-Angeles, United-States of America.
2003
Galerie Vorbe Fallet, Geneva, Switzerland.
2002
Acte II, Centre d’art contemporain, Niort, France.
D’obscénité et de fureur, Passage de Retz, Paris, France.
D’obscénité et de fureur, F. Vecchio Gallery, Cannes, France.
Retour de Moscou, Résidence, Head of cultural affairs of Paris, Hôtel d’Albret, Paris, France.
2001
Zloto Gallery, Germany.
2000
La mémoire au corps, Centre d’art contemporain, Bar-le-Duc, France.
Autoportrait, Koralewski Gallery, Paris, France.
1999
La mémoire au corps, fondation Coprim, Paris, France.
1998
Galerie Éric de Montbel, Paris, France.
1997
Vu de l’intérieur, Éric de Montbel Gallery, Paris, France.
1996
La fosse aux astres, Éric de Montbel Gallery, Paris, France.
Fragment, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France.