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Artist: Caro Jost

Concept artist Caro Jost appropriates foreign traces, materials and memories, which she transforms into autonomous artworks of both autobiographical and social relevance. From the very beginning, compiling and archiving has been an important component of her strategy as an artist. In terms of both content and form, the artist works with collages in which she combines the materials she finds and then supplements with other techniques.
The focus of her long years of research has been on places where artists were once active. The artists hold a particular fascination for Caro Jost, above all the New York Avantgarde of the 1950s and 60s in the circles of Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt and Jackson Pollock. For more than 15 years, Caro Jost has been systematically tracking the great masters. The artist has achieved a great deal of recognition for her development of the “Streetprint” image type, for which she creates actual street impressions of venues that have personal, social or art historical meanings. In 2016, she further developed the concept of this group of works, appropriating original invoices of these artists’ purchases of materials in her “Invoice Paintings”.
In her series of “Public Paintings” she refers to the Summer of 2001 in New York City, where a year earlier, she had begun her career as an artist at the Art Students League. Riveted by the pulsating life in this city of winners and losers, the artist began putting together her personal archive of material and photographs. Even today, her time spent there continues to determine the paths she pursues in her work in general.

After studying law, Caro Jost took up her studies of art at the Art Students League of New York and afterwards, at the Art Academy in Munich with Jean Marc Bustamante and Florian Pumhösl. Jost has gained particular renown for her “Streetprints”, a technique she herself developed in New York in 2000. In addition to taking part in international exhibitions and projects, Jost’s art may be found in significant museum collections and archives, such as the Jumex Collection in Mexico, ZERO Foundation in Düsseldorf, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich, Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Colby Museum of Art in Maine, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archive in Venice and the MoMA Library Collection in New York.

Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, GER (Diploma Prof. Jean-Marc Bustamante, Prof. Florian Pumhösl)
Art Students League, New York, USA (with Larry Poons among others)
Literature and Law, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, GER (State Examinations)
Solo Shows (Selection since 2010)
2019"ZU GAST BEI GABRIELE MÜNTER“, Münter Haus, Murnau, GER
"FINAL TRACES", Dolby Laboratories by The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York, USA
2018"A ROAD TO RED, YELLOW AND BLUE", BlueRiderArt Gallery, Taipei, TWN
"FINAL TRACES, NYC", Independant Film Festival, New York, USA
2017"Anthology Film Archive", New York, USA
"INVOICE PAINTINGS", Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, GER
"CHALLERY", Novomatic Forum, Vienna, AUT
"TRACES", Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
„FINAL TRACES“, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, USA
2016"WHITE STREET", Gallery 401 contemporary, Berlin, GER
2015"FINAL TRACES", Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, GER
„FINAL TRACES“, American Documentary, Palm Springs, USA
2014"FINAL TRACES", NewFilmMakers Festival, New York, USA
"STREETPRINTS", Gallery 401 contemporary, Berlin, GER
"FINAL TRACES", Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin
"ONE NIGHT AT SCHUMANN`S", Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, GER
2013"Film im K20", Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, GER
"IM SPIEGEL DER STÄDTE / crosstown reflections", Galerie Oberbayern, Munich, GER
2011"STREET VIEWS", Residenz, Munich, GER
2009"STOP-OVER || CROSS-OVER", Residenz, Munich, GER
2008"STREETPRINTS", Museum Vass, Veszprém, HUN
Group Shows (Selection since 2010)
2019"Yoko Ono – Water Event", Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, GER
"The Abstract Cabinet", with Katja Strunz, Gerold Miller, Caro Jost, et al., Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, IT
"TAKE FIVE", BlueRiderArt Gallery, Taipei, TWN
2018"Sixth Sense", with Alice Aycock, Monica Bonvicini, Dadamaino, Karin Sander, et al., Galerie Walter Storms, Munich, GER
"MONUMENTA", Leipzig
2017"TRACES" with Adam Colton, Alan Johnston, Caro Jost, Stanislav Kolíbal", Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
"Stanislav Kolíbal", Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
"Volume 3" with Caro Jost, Irina Ojovan and Benjamin Bergmann, Britta von Rettberg Gallery, Munich, GER
"Jean Marc Bustamante: Finir en Beauté", Galerie der Künstler, Munich, GER
2015"Concrete Jungle", Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, GER
"Summer Show and Benefit", The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York, USA
2014"CHUCKA CHUCKA", Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, GER
"Summer Benefit", The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York, USA
"Konstruiertes Grau", Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, GER
2013"Salon der Gegenwart", Hamburg, GER
"Hier", Kunstverein Würzburg, GER
"Artists come first", Festival d'Art de Toulouse, FR
2012"20STUCK", Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, GER
„Black-White“, Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden, GER
2011"SprachRaumWelten", DWS, Frankfurt, GER
2011-2018"Jahresgaben", Kunstverein Munich, Munich, GER
2010"Artists of the Gallery", Alp Galleries, New York, USA
2008"GROUPSHOW", Walter Bischoff Galerie, Berlin, GER
Collections and Archives (Selection)
Jumex Collection, Mexico City, MEX
Colby Museum of Art, Maine, USA
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, GER
Museum of the City of Munich, Munich, GER
ZERO Foundation, Düsseldorf, GER
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York, USA
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archive, Venice, IT
MoMA Library Collection, New York, USA
2018LESS CHIC, T-Shirt Edition
Since 2014EYES ONLY, Non-Profit Art Space, Munich
Since 2016VIA STREETPRINTS: Shanghai, London, New York, Sevilla, Berlin, Prague, Hong Kong, Veszprém, Miami Beach, Madrid, Istanbul, Moscow, Bayreuth, New York, Lisbon, Tokyo, Venice, Montauk, Paris, Muscat, Kassel, Milano, Rome, Jer lem, Oslo, Athens, Toronto, Havana, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Vienna, Munich, Bilbao, Luxembourg, Turin, Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, Taipei, Dubai

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