Simon Freund


born on 11 July 1990 in Königstein im Taunus, Germany
lives and works without permanent residency


education


10/2017 - 03/2021

Diplom, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich – fine arts, sculpture, Prof. Hermann Pitz


09/2019 - 01/2020

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent


08/2019

International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg video montage – workshop by Eli Cortinas


2010 - 2011

Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam - fashion & branding


solo exhibitions


2022

portraits - thatreallycoolstudio, Cairo


2021

Selbstportrait (AfkV – Amt für künstlerische Vermessung), Darmstadt


2019

+49 173 37 42 908 – AkademieGalerie, Munich


2018

Selbstportrait – the Stu, Munich


group exhibitions


2022

Stellwerk, Kassel
CIFF, Copenhagen
MS Artville, Hamburg
The Male Figure XI – Kunstbehandlung, Munich


2021

LOCALIZE Festival - Potsdam
Spannungsfeld Energie, K.GROUP award for photography – AkademieGalerie, Munich

2020

Generation Z - Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Landgoed Oranjewoud, Heerenveen
ART - #THESCREENISNOTTHELIMIT, online
format(*.strk) - prismatic devices, online & Vienna
FASKN - a-physical network, @ De Krook, Ghent


2019

Reclaim Award, Cologne
Open Studio Day, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art / MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Alita (Lebanon)
Annual Exhibition - Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Germany)
MS Artville + MS Dokville, Hamburg
Yoko Ono - PEACE is POWER, WATER EVENT, Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig


2018

Super BOOKS - House of Art, Munich
Maison Beaulier presents The Porosity of Borders, Munich
-iV Art and Forum, Munich
Summer Show - Nicole Gnesa, Munich
Annual Exhibition - Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
SEEK, Berlin


public space


02 - 03/2022

Markthalle Neun, Berlin (Supreme)


11/2020 - 03/2021

NS Documentation Center, Munich (please do not enter)


residences


2022

SCHIESSLHAUS AiR, Kollnburg/Bavarian Forest
Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin


2021

Villa Jamm, Lahr/Black Forest
AfkV – Amt für künstlerische Vermessung, Darmstadt
Künstlerhaus barac, Mannheim


awards & grants


2022

Project funding from the Erwin and Gisela von Steiner Foundation
Awarded by "kulturMut" - the crowdfunding platform of Aventis Foundation and Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain
Deutscher Künstlerbund "Module D: Digital mediation formats" NEUSTART KULTUR
Scholarship of the Free State of Bavaria "Young Art and New Ways"


2021

STIFTUNG KUNSTFONDS – NEUSTART KULTUR
K.GROUP award for photography (mit oder ohne)


2019

Reclaim Award (Selbstportrait)
Deutschlandstipendium
Grant by the Free State of Bavaria to attend the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts