André Künkel (*1987) was born in Berlin-Friedrichshain and currently lives and works in Berlin. An active artist, he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 2009. He has a degree in Museology and has published two extensive monographs on his work, «André Künkel 2012-2019» (2019) and «André Künkel Weltverdunklung» (2021).

His ongoing painting series «Paradeisos» presents an entanglement of mythical motifs and figures, mostly taken/inspired from Ovid‘s epic «Metamorphoses». The transformations therein not only encompass the figures, appropriated from ancient mythology, but also the practice of painting itself. Through the countless layers of paint an unusual materiality emerges, creating striking visual worlds and shadowy silhouettes.



1987 Born in Berlin
2014 B.A. in MuseumStudies, HTW Berlin
Lives and works in Berlin
2021 Solo exhibition: "Weltverdunklung", KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche e.V., Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »
2019 Book Launch: „André Künkel 2012 - 2019“, Galerie Judin, Berlin
2018 Solo exhibition: "Zwielichtige Gestalten // André Künkels Metamorphosen", Reinhard Bär, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »
2014 Solo exhibition: "Paradeisos", Sonntagstr. 5, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »
2011 Solo exhibition: "Sündenfall p-q", AGORA Collective, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »
2010 Group exhibition: "Zwischen den Jahren", Kimbar, Berlin
2009 Group exhibition: "Lichtenberger Salonabend", Berlin
2009 Group exhibition: "Nicht Annehmen", UDK, Berlin
2008 Solo exhibition: "Kopf oder Farbe", ATUS, Potsdam


since 2014 Charity Art Auction for the Überleben- Stiftung für Folteropfer (annual contribution of an artwork) | SUPPORT HERE »

Studio visits in Berlin only by appointment.