Thomas Thiede (*1967) studied Art History, Philosophy and Theatre Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Also he studied Restoration/Conservation at the Art Academy of Dresden. Last, but not least he studied Painting at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf.
He currently lives and works in Munich and Hamburg.

He was invited for artist residency programs in Leipzig, Bristol and Helsinki. His practice and projects have been supported with grants and fellowships by several institutions for example the State of Bavaria, City of Munich, Goethe Institut (Bratislava, Shanghai, Helsinki), Federkiel Foundation, Hypo-Cultural Foundation, IFA-Institut for Foreign Relations.

Thiede´s work is focused on two key aspects. The first field of activity is drawings and drawing based installations. Some of these space related drawing installations are site specific and are also named after their appearance. The second field of activity is an international artist exchange project called Collaboration_, which he launched in 2008. Since then, the project has had 10 stations, for instance in Great Britain, Serbia, Iceland, Slovakia and China.

Selected Shows
2020
DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND 2020_Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
JAJA NEINNEIN VIELLEICHT_Gasteig, Munich
WIEDER UND WIEDER_ DG Kunstraum, Munich
2019
Alexander Kluge – DIE MACHT DER MUSIK, Kunsthalle Weishaupt + Museum Ulm
THE BIG SLEEP, Haus der Kunst, Munich
DER REIZ DER DINGE, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Neukirchen, AT

ALEXANDER KLUGE *Pluriversum*, Literaturhaus, Munich
DAS NEUE ALPHABET, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2018
TÄGLICH UM ZU DENKEN, Nir Altman Galerie, Munich (solo)
JAMES ENSOR & ALEXANDER KLUGE ­_ Siècles noirs, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles/FR
COLLABORATION_11, SUPER MONACO, Seoul + Gwangju/KR
GREETINGS FROM MOLSBERG, Galerie Britta v. Rettberg, Munich
MAGIC, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Molsberg
PLURIVERSUM. DIE POETISCHE KRAFT DER THEORIE, Belvedere 21, Vienna/AT
KLAUS VON GAFFRON GEGEN DEN REST DER WELT, KunstBlockBalve, Munich
DAS SIND GUTE ARBEITEN, ort, Hamburg (solo)
2017
HELSINKI RAUM 220814, Collection Born, Munich
SHOWROOM #1, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie
GÄRTEN DER KOOPERATION, WKV, Stuttgart
AUFSTAND, Erlöserkirche, Munich (solo)
ZIVILSCHUTZZEICHEN, Hinterconti, Hamburg
PLURIVERSUM, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2016
THE EVOLUTION IS SUFICIENT, MUTA, Museum of Teletext Art/FI
GEMÖSCHTE GEFÜLE, Galerie der Schlumper, Hamburg
ABSOLUTE PRÄSENTS, Nir Altman Galerie, Munich
NEUTRALGRAU, Hinterconti, Hamburg
HINTER DEN BERGEN DAS MEER, Kunsthalle Eurocenter Lana/IT
HINTER DEN BERGEN DAS MEER, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie
2015
HAMBURGER RAUM #2, Alte Rabenstraße 22, Hamburg (solo)
WHATS THE DEAL, Kreativquartier, Munich
2014
SALONG SOLANG 0006, Munich
HELSINKI RAUM (with Hannu Karjalainen), Augusta Gallery, Helsinki/FI (solo)
DISEGNO, Kunsthaus Reitbahn, Ansbach
LA TERRE PROMISE, Bruxelles_Berlin_Bagdad, Brussels/BE
MODUS (with Kaeseberg), Kunst und Architektur, Luitpoldblock Temporary, Munich (solo)
PAPIER, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie
2013
ALL READY MADE IN CHINA, Fei Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai/China
LEITNA + THIEDE (with Christian Leitna), firstlines gallery (solo)
POP HITS, Art Space-Rhein Main/Frankfurt, Main
CLUSTER, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
SHOWROOM + EDITION, firstlines gallery
2012
ANIMALISCHE ÄSTHETIKEN, Kunsthaus, Kaufbeuren
BERLINER RAUM, F40 Temporärer Kunstraum, Berlin (solo)
ALL, firstlines gallery (solo)
COLLABORATION_5, GalleriBOX, Akureyri/Iceland
FLOOR, firstlines gallery
HOME, Cul de Sac Gallery, London
SCHATZLAGER, Emmanuel Walderdorff Gallery
COLLABORATION_4, Space Gallery, Bratislava/SLK
RELIQUIE, Tufa, Treves/GER
2011
JENA PARADI (with C. Lohmann), Müllerstr. 22, Munich (solo)
SEID BEREIT…, Weltraum, Munich (solo)
KAMMERSTÜCK, Kunsthaus Speckstraße, Hamburg
POP HITS, Tanzschule Munich and Autocenter Berlin
HOME, Kunstraum, Munich
2010
ÄLÄ KYSY MINULTA (mit Hannu Karjalainen /Finnland) Galerie Genscher, Hamburg (solo) MULTIPLE CHOICE, Emmanuel Walderdorff Gallery
FROM AND WITHIN THE BUNGALOW, 6 Lodway Gardens, Pill, Bristol/GB
SCHADOW, Konschthaus beim Engel/ Luxembourg
KABINETT, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne
2009
TRACKS, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne (solo)
FIATLUX, Galerie k4, Munich (solo)
THOMAS DREAM, Motorcade/Flash Parade, Bristol/GB
COLLABORATION_1, doppel_de, Dresden
2008
FINALISTS, International Painting Prize, MdBA Castellon/Spain
OUT THERE, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
ON/OFF PAPER, Galerie k4, Munich
2007
ABOUT PAINTING, Teil I und II, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne (solo)
2006
T.W.P. – Ein Skizzenbuch, Galerie k4, Munich (solo)
THE FLAT FILES, Pierogi Gallery, Leipzig
DOGGS, Porter Gallery, Birmingham/GB
2005
LAGER, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne
2004
GROOVETIERE OHNE STAMMBAUM, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne (solo)
ART CUBICLE, Galerie Kampl, Munich/Berlin
ANNÄHERUNG AN DAS GLÜCK, Luitpold Lounge und ACC Galerie, Weimar
2003
QUERBLICK II, Kölnisches Stadtmusseum, Cologne
GROOVETIERE, Stiftung Federkiel, Munich/Leipzig (solo)
2002
REDUKTIONSOPTIMISMUS 180202, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Cologne (solo)
2001
COUNTDOWN, Münchner Kunstverein, Munich

Projects
2018
COLLABORATION_11, SUPER MONACO, Seoul + Gwangju/KR
2016
COLLABORATION_10, HIAP, Helsinki/FI
2015
COLLABORATION_9
, MaximiliansForum, Munich
2014
COLLABORATION_7, Corovica Kuca, Mostar/BIH + Rotonda, Belgrad/RS
COLLABORATION_7 (research), UK Parobrod, Belgrade/RS
2013
COLLABORATION_Symposium, Schaustelle I Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
COLLABORATION_7 (research), Omladinski-Kulturzentrum, Mostar/BIH
2011
COLLABORATION_4, Banská st a Nica Contemporary/SLK
STUDIO METHADON, UniCredit Kunstraum, Munich
2010
STAY (with Eamon O´Kane /IRL), art in public space, Munich
2009
I LOVE ENRIQUE (with Enrique Marty), Munich
2005-06
TEMPORARY WALLPAINTING PROJECT, Munich and Bristol/GB
2005
ABOUT PAINTING 150805, Spice Island, Bristol/GB
2004
REFLECTION, Musterraum der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2001-03
ASSOZIATIONSTAGEBUCH, Art in Public Space, Munich/Cologne

Further information
collaboration-project.de