Ingo Vetter

Ingo Vetter (born 1968 in Bensheim, Federal Republic of Germany) works sculpturally, with photography and installations. He exhibits internationally and often collaborates with other artists on long-term projects, as in the case of the Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop. Through the rampant proliferation of the Tree of Heaven, which was brought to the United States by Chinese immigrants during the nineteenth century, Vetter traced the marks left by industrialization. Today the uncontrolled growth of this tree is a sign of deindustrialization. His interest in urban development and concepts for public spaces has lead him to conduct exhaustive research; one example of this is his involvement in the creation of a public monument in Kiruna, a mining town in northernmost Sweden. In his work, he comes back time and again to the theme of slowing down or halting work processes. In Mistelbach, in Lower Austria, he did so by installing a retired wind turbine mast horizontally, as a “horizontal tower”, across from working wind turbines. His art also deals with the theme of production aesthetics: one way he has explored them is in his capacity as a trained ceramicist, dwelling on the traditional and industrial manufacture of pottery. Ingo Vetter lives and works in Bremen.

Works

family constellation
Generika und Neue Form
Horizontalturm
Organe
Priapos Garden
Anytown
AdabLab
Name Game
Kiezism
Tableau européen - Nice Souvenir

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A landscape design of the entrance roundabout in Gävle, Sweden, including a sculptural intervention. The focus is on the green spaces at the entry of this city. The sculpture part is about Priapus, the ancient god of fertility and guard over the gardens. He is ugly and obscene and therefore soused with red color and hidden in the bushes. For the roundabout, his herm is as a matter of course a car.

2003

With Annette Weisser | 2002

2001

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Solo Exhibitions

2017
Keramik aus zweitausend Jahren, Galerie K‘, Bremen
Ingo Vetter & Magdalena Frey, Kunstverein Mistelbach, Östereich

2012
Motorshow, centre d‘art passerelle, Brest, Frankreich
Motorshow, Le Quartier, centre d‘art contemporain, Quimper, France 2011 Motorshow, Goethe-Institut, Stockholm, Schweden
Motorshow, Survival Kit Festival, Riga, Lettland

2010
Motorshow, Bildmuseet Umeå, Schweden

2008
Workshop and presentation: Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop, The Noguchi Museum, New York, USA

2006
Annette Weisser & Ingo Vetter, Works 1996 - 2006, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster

2003
NameGame, plattform, Berlin
NameGame, halle_für_kunst, Lüneburg

2002
things are falling apart, TENT, Rotterdam, Niederlande

2001
controlled atmospheres, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, Niederlande

2000
Futur Perfekt, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (mit Studenten der Hochschule für Künste Bremen),

1999
After the riot, Galerie Ursula Walbröl, Düsseldorf,
and MARRES, Maastricht (mit Erik van Lieshout)

1998
Was zählt, ist nicht die Gegensätze aufzulösen, sondern gleichzeitig einzunehmen. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Tableau, Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst, Münster, Germany

1996
controlled atmosphere #2 Der Garten, Akademiegalerie, München

Group Exhibitions

2018
Further thoughts on erthy materials, Kunshaus Hamburg
immerärgermitdengroßeltern, Kunsthaus Dresden

2017
immerärgermitdengroßeltern, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn,Hamburg

2016
Bühnenwelten/Scheinwelten, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg
Künstlerräume, Weserburg - Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen 

2015
Pasing by, public space, München-Pasing

2014
Kirunatopia, Kunsthaus Dresden
Spheres of Glass, SME Gallery, San Diego, USA
Kunstfrühling, Bremen

2013
My Ghetto, Shay Arye Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Mythographies, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem, Israel

2012
Colliding Worlds, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Österreich
Kirunatopia, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Schweden
37 platser, Valsverk, Wij Trädgårder, Ockelbo, Schweden

2011
Best of Papa Jo’s, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus
(re)designing nature, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany 2010 (re)designing nature, Künstlerhaus Wien, Österreich
Parkliv, Konsthall Marabouparken, Sundbyberg, SwedenKlimakapseln, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg,
Workers Leaving the Workplace, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Polen
Metamorphose der Pflanze, Halle 10, Köln
New Beginnings, Iaspis, Stockholm, Schweden

2009
Heartland, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
subvision. art. festival. off. HafenCity, Hamburg
Gartenstadt, Kunst und urbane Gärten, Kunstverein Hildesheim

2008
Heartland, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Niederlande
Shrinking Cities – ff., Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Field Work – part 2, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsKatastrophenalarm, NGBK, Berlin
Shrinking Cities - International Analysis, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

2007
Shrinking Cities - International Research, Van Alen Institute, New York, USAShrinking Cities - Interventions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USAShrinking Cities - Interventions, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, USA
Shrinking Cities - Interventions, Site Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Shrinking Cities - Nine Urban Ideas, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
Nachvollziehungsangebote, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, AustriaVårsalong, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.)
Walk, Kunstraum Berlin

2006
Bin beschäftigt, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen
working-world.net, Museum Arbeitswelt, Steyr, Österreich
Wildes Kapital, Kunsthaus, Dresden 

2005 

Schrumpfende Städte/Shrinking Cities, ZfzK, Halle-Neustadt
Industriestadtfuturismus, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg

2004
Atelier EUROPA, Kunstverein, München
Kartoffelackerstädte, Kuhhirtenbürgermeister und Rübenökonomie,Kunstraum, München
Schrumpfende Städte/Shrinking Cities, Kunstwerke, Berlin
n(ART)ürlich, Stadtraum Ulm

2003
Nebengeräusche, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany (cat.)cinepolis, Film- und Architekturfestival, Hamburg
take off 1, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Österreich

2002
In welcher Haltung arbeiten Sie bevorzugt? Galerie HFGBK, Leipzig
Der 3. Sektor, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig and Kunstverein, Wolfsburg
Layered Histories, Staatsbank, Berlin
t.i.a. (this is america), Kunst- und Medienzentrum Adlershof, Berlin,
hell-gruen, Euroga Hofgarten, Düsseldorf

2001
Expérimenter le réel, Centre d ́art contemporain, Albi, Frankreich
Space and time in Megalopolis, City Gallery, Prag, Czech RepublicDisfunctional Places/Displaced Functionalities, Belef Festival,
Belgrad, Serbien
Artificial Natural Networks, De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, The Netherlands (cat.) 2000 Hey, international competition style, TENT, Rotterdam, Niederlande
Aquaplaning! Landesgartenschau Bad Oeynhausen
Real Work, 4. Werkleitz-Biennale, Werkleitz-Tornitz, Germany (cat.) 1999 Snowflake Office, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Nur Wasser läßt sich leichter schneiden, Neumühlen, Hamburg, GermanyLes occasions du travail, NICC, Antwerpen, Belgien

1998
Videonale 8, Kunstverein, Bonn
Werk 97, Bildhauersymposion, Heidenheim, Germany (cat.)

1997
Disturban, Kunstraum, München 

1996
Park Fiction 4, St. Pauli, Hamburg