Gregor Hildebrandt has been appointed to the position of professor of painting at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. He will take over the role from Günther Förg.
Having graduated from Hochschule der Künste, Berlin in 2002, Hilderbrandt was awarded a Studienstiftung scholarship between 1998-2002 and received a scholarship at the Deutsches Studienzentrum, Venice the following year, while still a student. He is well-known for using pre-recorded cassette tapes, fixing them directly onto canvases, photographic prints and in large-scale installations. Having glued the tape onto the surface he then rips it off to create a defined, unique pattern on his works. He then repeats the process before gluing them onto the canvas for good to create a “negative” painting. He also employs this object in his sculptures, stacking the tapes to create a “sonic wall made of pillars of records”. The repeated use of such a familiar object adds another “invisible” dimension to his work, playfully reworking minimalist aesthetics and juxtaposing them with pop culture.
Gregor Hildebrandt is represented by Wentrup, Berlin, by Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, Brussels and London, Grimms Gallery in Amsterdam and Emmanuel Perrotin in New York. He lives and works in Berlin.