INGO KÜHL

1953

born in Bovenau / Schleswig-Holstein

1964-1972

Theodor-Storm-Realschule, Carpenter's apprenticeship, Technical Drawer in Hanerau-Hademarschen - Technical Gymnasium in Rendsburg

1970

First trip to Paris - fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in the Louvre

1972-1976

Community service in the warning office in Nindorf and in Schleswig

1973-1976

Studied architecture at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences in Eckernförde - Graduation - Dipl.-Ing. arch.

1977-1982

Studies at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin: Architecture, Visual arts and Art history with Helmut Fritz (painter), Rainer W. Ernst and Dietrich Weigert (architects), Curt Grützmacher (literature and art history), Robert Kudielka (art historian), Herbert Lachmayer ( Philosopher) and with the artist-architects Jasper Halfmann and Clod Zillich - Genesis of drawings influenced by Surrealism - Development of "Architectural Fantasies" - Encounter with the painter Heinz Trökes in his exhibition at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (1979) - Turns towards painting

Travels in Europe, Israel, Iran (first sketchbooks)

1980-1994

Apart from Berlin, an additional studio on the North Sea peninsula Eiderstedt in Garding

1982

Studio in Brooklyn, New York

1983

The first sea- and landscape pictures are created on Eiderstedt

1984-1987

Member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects as a "Freelance Architect" - In 1984, together with the painter and sculptor Ulrich-Oliver Selka, he tried to realize one of Hermann Finsterlin's architectural visions (Project ''Finsterlin Architektur 1917'' for the Landesgartenschau (State Garden Show) in Sindelfingen). In this context, he met Sergius Ruegenberg, who was in correspondence with Finsterlin in 1963 and emphasized the importance of the Rocaille in architecture -

Acquisition of the model "Architektur 1917" after Finsterlin by the cultural office of the city of Sindelfingen (1985)

1988

Book publication "Luft und Wasser" with Sarah Kirsch at Steidl Verlag, Göttingen - First bronze cast of an Architectural Sculpture in the Hermann Noack foundry, Berlin - Drawings for Paul Scheerbart's "Glasarchitektur" (Glass Architecture) - Heinz Spielmann acquires the oil painting "Farbraum magenta violet" (Magenta Violet Color Space) (WV 9-86) for the Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig - First picture purchase by the Berlin Senate (contract for work)

1988 + 1991

Nomination for the Villa Massimo Scholarship in Rome, Architecture Section (proposed by Berlin)

1993

Stay on Amrum with a studio in Wittdün

1995

"Artist in Residence" at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço, with a studio in Goldra, Algarve, Portugal

"Färöer" (Faroe Islands) Picture cycle 15 watercolors - 9 oil paintings

1995/96

Picture cycle "Winterreise" (Winter Journey) - 24 pictures after the eponymous song cycle by Franz Schubert

1996

Construction of a walkable, uncompleted and temporary Architectural Sculpture "Der achte Tag" (The Eighth Day), Görlitz, Obermarkt

1997

Picture cycles "Sylt-Buhne", "Bogenschützen" (Archer) and "Tetenbüll Pastorat" - Religious motifs - Eight colored clay reliefs "Seligpreisungen" (Beatitudes) at the senior citizen's house next to the Christuskirche in Görlitz

1998

"Vier Jahreszeiten" (Four Seasons) picture cycle for the Johanniter Hospital in Fläming, Treuenbrietzen (Four oil paintings each 415 x 160 cm)

1999

Trip to the Baltic and Scandinavia, studio on the Lofoten (sketchbooks)

2000

Travel around the world: Through Thailand to the hill tribes of the Akha and Lisu, on the Mekong through Laos, to the North and South Island of New Zealand, to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific and to Peru to the ruines of Machu Picchu. (Sketchbooks)

2000-2001

Additional studio on the North Sea peninsula Nordstrand in the Pynacker Hof, Trendermarschkoog - Series of sea pictures

2001-2002

One year stay in the South Pacific: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Vanuatu - South Pacific images - return to Berlin

Since 2002

Studio in Keitum / Sylt

2005

Trip to Chile: Santiago, Patagonia (studio in Punta Arenas on Magellan Street), Tierra del Fuego (studio in Puerto Williams on the Beagle Channel) - Picture cycle "Landschaften am Ende der Welt" (Landscapes at the end of the world) - Antonio Skármeta writes a text for the pictures painted there

2007

Book publication "Auf dem Weg ins Unbekannte" (On the way to the unknown) monograph with a catalog raisonné of the oil paintings 1978-2007

2008

Three bronze casts of an Architectural Sculpture: "Raum (Die ganze Stadt" (Space (The Whole City)

2009

Second trip to Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia: Cape Horn circumnavigation - Trip to Cambodia: Temple of Angkor Wat

2010

Sojourn in Papua New Guinea: Participation in the international artist exchange project of the North Elbe Mission Center, Hamburg - In cooperation with the sculptor and painter Tomulopa Deko from Papua New Guinea, the painting "Die Schöpfung / The Creation" is created in Goroka. The two travel to the Sepik area and in Keitum / Sylt they make two sculptures "wedding chairs" - trip to Switzerland

2011

Book publication "Papua New Guinea" - Picture series "Auf dem Weg zum Licht" (On the way into the light)

2012

Second sojourn in Vanuatu (four large-format sea images are created in Port Vila) and in Papua New Guinea in the highlands, in the Sepik region and on Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands (sketchbooks) -
Train trip to Portugal via Paris, Bilbao, Seville

2013

Trips to Rome and Istanbul - Start of the picture series "Das Haus am Watt" (The House on the Madflap) Kampen / Sylt

2014 - 2020

Studio in Berlin-Friedenau in the Goerz-Höfe

2015

Publication of the catalog raisonné of drawings, oil paintings and sculptures on the subject of "Architectural Fantasies" as well as the sketchbooks "Das Haus am Watt. Kampener Skizzen" and "Das Haus am Watt" (Edition Schöne Bücher) by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund - Trip to Chile, Santiago, to the glaciers of the Darwin Cordillera and the second Cape Horn circumnavigation on board the "Polarwind" sailing yacht

2016

Extension of the Berlin studio - participation in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia: New articles published on Curt Grützmacher, Traugott Giesen, Hans Jessel, Ilja Heinig, Lucia Figueroa and Helene Varges, later on Bruno Kirstein (2018), Elfriede Rothmund, Ulrich-Oliver Selka (2019) and Matthias Jarren (2020)

2017

Workshop "Architectural Fantasies" at the University of Siegen. In the winter semester 2017/18, four architecture sculptures will be digitized by students in the architecture department under the direction of Professor Michael Lenhart and made three-dimensional experience in a virtual reality environment

2018

The supplementary volume to the 2007 monograph "Ingo Kühl. In der Nähe des Meeres" (Near the sea) is published for the exhibition of the same name in the Nordfriesland Museum, Nissenhaus, Husum

The Freundeskreis Schloss Gottorf eV acquires the oil paintings "Felsenküste - Azoren" (Rocky Coast - Azores) 150 x 495 cm (3 parts) WV 47-01 as well as "Weiß vor Blau über Schwarz" (White before Blue over Black) 150 x 200 cm WV 14-96 and "Zwischen Himmel und Erde" (Between Heaven and Earth) 200 x 300 cm WV 43-08 for the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Stiftung SH Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf (State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Foundation, Gottorf Castle), Schleswig

2019

Trip to Vienna - Project "Tisch am Kliff" (Table on the Cliff): Two bronze plates each on the theme of 5000 years of Sylt history designed and assembled into a table plate by Walter vom Hove, Ingo Kühl, Hans Joachim Pohl, Edda Raspé and Hans Jürgen Westphal, set up on the Wadden Sea in the immediate vicinity near the Sylt Museum in Keitum / Sylt - Trip to Crete, Greece - Cast Bronze "Boot in bewegter See" (Boat in moving sea)

2020

Trip to Krakow, Poland - Creation of a picture magazine in the Askania Höfe in Berlin-Friedenau

Ingo Kühl lives in Berlin and Keitum / Sylt