about:

Roland Fischer’s work occupies an important position in the art of the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries. He has been the first to project the art of portrait photography into a monumental format from 1980 onward — and thus invest it with a new pictoriality. His subjects are humanity and the places where it exists. Today, Roland Fischer has established his presence all over our globalized world. It is not only his studios in Munich and Beijing, but also his galleries in the US and Europe, that make this clear. The exhibition in the Saarland.Museum assembles an extensive and important body of work, which also deals with the subject of the globalized nature of our civilization. (Dr.Meinrad Maria Grewenig)

Roland Fischer nimmt in der Kunst des ausgehenden 20. Jahrhunderts und des beginnenden 21. Jahrhunderts eine bedeutende Position ein. Er experimentierte von 1980 an als Erster unter den jungen deutschen Fotografen mit großformatigen Portraitaufnahmen und hat damit der Fotografie eine neue Bildhaftigkeit verliehen. Seine Themen sind der Mensch und die Orte seiner Existenz. Heute ist der Künstler Roland Fischer weit in unserer globalen Welt verankert. Seine Ateliers in München und Beijing, aber auch seine Galerien in den USA und Europa verdeutlichen dies. Die Ausstellung im Saarland.Museum versammelt ein umfassendes und gewichtiges Werk, das auch die Globalität unserer Zivilisation thematisiert. (Dr.Meinrad Maria Grewenig)

Until today, Roland Fischer‘s work has been shown in 131 museums and art institutions worldwide, among them more than 40 solo exhibitions including the Musée d’art Moderne in Paris, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Saarland Museum, CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, The Photographers Gallery in London …

 
From 2011-2016 Roland Fischer held a guest professorship at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China

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Biography

 

Public Collections
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Corporate Collections
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Exhibitions in Museums and Art Institutions:

 

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (solo show)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (solo show)

Aperture Foundation, New York, USA

The Photographers Gallery, London, GB (solo show)

Tel Aviv University Art Gallery, Israel (solo show)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford Connecticut, USA

Bombas Gens Centre D’art, València, Spain

Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy

Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain (1999)

Neue Galerie im Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany (solo show)

Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany (solo show)

Hayward Gallery, London, GB

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

MAAT, Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania USA

Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo show)

Saarlandmuseum Saarbruecken, Germany (solo show)

CentroCentro and Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo show)

Center of Creative Photography, Tucson Arizona, USA

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga CAC, Spain

SCHAUWERK, Sindelfingen, Germany

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Mexico

Museo Casal Solleric, Palma, Spain (solo show)

STOA 169, THE ARTIST COLUMNED HALL, Polling, Germany

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, France

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA

Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Yakima Valley Museum, Washington, USA

Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge, USA

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon, USA

Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

Museum der Moderne MDM, Salzburg, Austria

OMA, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Sa Nostra Cultural Center, Palma, Spain

Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany

MAS Museo de Arte Moderno, Santander, Spain

Museo Barjola, Gijon, Spain

Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

Schafhof, Europäisches Künstlerhaus, Freising,Germany (solo show)

Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas, Spain (solo show)

Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (1990)

Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo show)

Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China

Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Maison des arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France

Kunsthalle Bahnitz, Berlin, Germany

Museum FLATZ, Dornbirn (solo show), Austria

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, USA

Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon, USA

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Es Baluard, Palma, Spain

Museo Domus Artium DA2, Salamanca, Spain (solo show)

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida, USA

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne,Germany

Suncheon Bay, Landart Installation, South Korea

MuVIM, Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain

FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France

FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France, 1993

Museo de la Ciudad de Madrid,Spain

Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg

Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

Museu Berardo, Lissabon,Portugal

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Salamaca, Spain

Goethe Institut Hong Kong Art Center, China (solo show)

Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain

IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

ICC – Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen, Belgique, 1992

Centre Culturel de la Communauté Française, Bruxelles, Belgique

Centre Culturel La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, L´Hospitalet, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA

GASK, Kutná Hora, Prag, Czech Republic

Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

ARTIUM, Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany (solo show)

Centro de Arte de Burgos, Burgos, Spain (solo show)

Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Musée d‘Art Moderne, Lille, France

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (solo show)

Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Museum of Modern Art, Moskau, Russia

Centre d’Art contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museu d’Art Modern Contemporani de Palma, Spain

Arles Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, France

Artothéque de Caen, France (solo show)

Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany (solo show)

Galerie de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Quimper, France (solo show)

Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, France

Dombergmuseum Freising, Germany (solo show)

Kunstbunker Nürnberg, Germany (solo show)

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA

Musée Henri Martin, Cahors, France (solo show)

Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany (solo show)

Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (solo show)

Goethe-Institut, New York, USA (solo show)

Centre d’art Belgrad, ex-Yugoslavia

Amerikahaus, Munich, Germany (solo show)

Kunstmuseum Nijmegen, Netherland (solo show), 1994

Nederlands Foto Institut, Rotterdam, Netherland

Nationales Kunstmuseum, Kiew, Belarus, Ukraine

Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Netherland

Haus Huth, Berlin, Germany

Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

Casino Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg

Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Germany

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz, France

Culturgest – Gestão de Espaços Culturais, SA, Lisbon,Portugal

Munich Re Art Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)

WAM Weismann Art Museum, Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

Spanish Royal Academy, Rome, Italy

Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Musée d’art moderne Lille métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Mexico

Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France

Städtische Galerie im Marstall Rastatt, Germany (solo show)

Order of Physicians South Regional Council, Lisbon, Portugal (solo show)

Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño, Spain (solo show)

RAC Fundación Rosón Arte Contemporáneo,Pontevedra, Spain

Akademie Weingarten, Germany (solo show)

Centre d’art Contemporain Evry , France (solo show)

Städtische Galerie im Cordonhaus Cham, Germany (solo show)

Sala Polvorín de la Ciudadela, Museum of Pamplona, Spain (solo show)

Stadtbiliothek Stuttgart, Germany

MAMAC, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’art contemporain Liège, France

Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgique

Rolla Foundation, Bruzella, Italy

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambery, France

Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany (solo show)

Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringerstraße, München, Germany

Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, L´Hospitalet, Spain

CEART Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Spain

 

 

Public Collections:

 

Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina, USA

Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Ayuntamiento de Santander Colleccion, Spain

Ayuntamiento de Pamplona Collection, Spain

Bibliotheque National, Paris, France (solo show)

Banque et caisse d’epargne de l’etat Luxembourg, BCEE, Luxembourg

Bombas Gens Centre D’art, València, Spain

CAB Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga CAC, Spain

CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Cal Cego Colleccion, Barcelona, Spain

Colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona, Spain

Deutsche Telekom, Frankfurt, Germany

De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Belgium

Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany

DA2, Fondacion Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura, Salamanca, Spain

DRAC, Ile de France, France

DZ Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany

European Patent Office, the Hague, Netherlands

EZB, The European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

FLATZ Museum, Dornbirn, Austria

Fondazione Bisazza, Milan, Italy

Fondació Rafael Tous d’art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

Fundación Ordoñez, San Sebastian, Spain

Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

Fundación Maria Christina Masaveu, Asturias, Spain

Fondo fotográfico Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Fondation La Maison Rouge – Collection Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France

FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

FNAC Paris, France

FRAC Lyon, Lyon, France

Frac Bretagne, Rennes, France

FDAC Seine-Saint-Denis, France

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Main USA

Graphothek Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart

Huis Marseille, Museum Voor Fotografie, Amsterdam

IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), Valencia

IAC (INSTITUT D’ART CONTEMPORAIN), Villeurbanne, France

La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

Margulies Family Collection, Miami

MAS, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo de Santander y Cantabria

Musée d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris

MuHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen

Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

MUSAC, Leon

Musée d’Art Moderne, Straßbourg

Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu au Musée d’Art Moderne, Lille

Museo de Bellas Artes, Santander

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Es Baluard, Palma, Spain

Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid

NEC Nicola Erni Collection, Zug

OMA, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Pinakothek der Moderne Munich

Patronato de La Alhambra y Generalife, Granada

RAC Fundación Rosón Arte Contemporáneo,Pontevedra, Spain

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Wealth Management Art Collection), Minneapolis

Rolla Foundation, Bruzella, Italy

Sammlung Maximilian und Agathe Weishaupt, Ingolstadt, Germany

Sammlung Schaufler, Schauwerk Sindelfingen

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Munich

Saarland Museum Saarbrücken

Städtische Galerie, Rastatt

Tichy Ocean Foundation, Prag

T-B A21, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Universidad Internacional SEK, Madrid

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

 

Corporate Collections:

 

American Express Financial Services Minneapolis

Bank of America, New York

Barclays, New York

BESart, Lissabon

Baker Botts LLP, New York

Dain Rauscher Corporation, Minneapolis

deltapro Immobilien GmbH, Gilching Germany

Dow Jones and Co, New York City

Ferrovial, Madrid

Financière de l’Echiquier, Paris

Gannett Company Inc., Washington

Gerling Konzern, Köln

Goldman Sachs London, Frankfurt

KanAm Grund, Frankfurt

Merril Lynch, London

Microsoft, Seattle

Munich Re, Munich

Order of Physicians South Regional Council, Lisbon

Pfizer Inc. New York

Progressive Ohio

PSG Providence Equity Partners, Boston

Signal Iduna, Dortmund

Swiss Re München

UniCredit Bank AG, Munich

UBS Art Collection New York

UPS Atlanta

Uría Méndez Abogados Collection, Madrid