Johannes Bendzulla

Born 1984 in Saarbrücken, Germany

Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany


Studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2005 to 2012 with Martin Gostner and Christopher Williams

Graduation with distinction (Meisterschüler Christopher Williams)

2012 – 2015 Postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

2015 Diploma with distinction

Grants & Awards:

2019 Grant by Art Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia

2017 Förderpreis NRW für Medienkunst

2016 Grant by Art Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia

2015 - 2017 dHCS Studio Scholarship by the Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

2015 Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst, Bundeswettbewerb „Kunststudent_innen stellen aus“


Member of the Commission for Art in Architecture and Public Spaces of the city of Düsseldorf from 2017 until 2021.

Founding member of Zweck e.V..

Part of the curatorial project “Galerie BRD”
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Solo Exhibitions:

2021 Art Cologne, with Petra Rinck Galerie, Germany

2021 Intraoralium, Dental Office Julia Simon, Neuwied, Germany

2020 Brilon Realism, commissioned work for a yacht, Spain

2019 Schon wieder fühlen, Petra Rinck Gallery, Düsseldorf, Gemany

2019 #SpontexMandala, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Gemany

2017 XXL | XXX, ~5, Cologne, Germany

2016 You're Fired, Brennan & Griffin, New York City, USA

2015 I love my job, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany

2015 Arctic Winter - VS - The Warmth Emitted By Your Computer Screen, Natalia Hug Gallery, Germany

2015 Spring 2015: En Plein Air, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2014 All Information Is Subject To Change - Brennan & Griffin, New York City, USA

2013 Produktion / Rezeption – production / reception - Galerie Blanket Cologne, Gemany

2012 Die Welt, wie ich sie vorfand - OG2, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

2012 { } - Grafisches Kabinett Düsseldorf, Germany

2012 CSA Space Vancouver - CSA Space Vancouver, Canada

2011 10 Abbildungen - SSZ-Süd, Cologne, Germany

Group Shows (Selection):

2022 Better call Marc, Galeria Fran Reus, Palam de Mallorca, Spain

2022 Nachtfoyer Spezial, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

2022 Neuerwerbungen der Sammlung des Bundes, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany

2022 düsseldorf photo +, Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf, Germany

2021 take a deep deep breath #3, NKR, Düsseldorf, Germany

2021 Die Grosse, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2021 HAW, Heidelberg, Germany

2021 The Light Is On, Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020 Displacement, Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020 In aller Munde - Von Pieter Bruegel bis Cindy Sherman, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, Germany

2020 Night Train, Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020 "Renania Libre | Más Espacio", Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

2019 Polke und die Folgen | Recent Aquisitions by the Collection of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Akademie-Galerie, Düsseldorf

2019 Next Generations - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2018 72. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Kunstmuseum Solingen, Germany

2017 Galerie BRD - "I'm not here to make friends", Harburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

2017 All the right moves, Kienzle Foundation, Berlin, Germany

2017 Performing Relationships, Kunstverein Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

2016 Van Bommel Van Dam Prize - Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, NL

2016 Shiver Metimbers, Gallery Conradi, Hamburg, Germany

2016 Vom Wert der Kunst als Wert der Arbeit, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany

2016 RAIN ON LENS BOOM IN FRAME, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2015 Artists Against Aids – Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

2015 #1dad – XPO Gallery, Paris

2015 Is This THIS That – Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA

2015 Index – Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

2015 Kunststudent_innen stellen aus – Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

2015 Wessen Subjekt bin ich? - Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

2014 No More Business As Usual - Ve.sch, Vienna, Austria

2013 Bendzulla+Lay+Wollgast - Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2013 Daisy Chain Nr.2 – Cologne, Germany

2013 Sesant în alb – Spatiul de arta contemporana Ajurat, Bukarest, Romania

2013 Kreativität abrüsten – Galerie BRD, Hamburg, Germany

2013 BEYOND THE COMPOUND – Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, Germany

2012 Jahresgaben des Koelnischen Kunstvereins, Cologne, Germany

2012 Statusangst - HfBK Hamburg, Germany

2012 Reality of the Unbuilt - Abraham-Gebäude, Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

2012 New Talents Biennale Köln – Kunstgaleriebonn & Kunstraum Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

2012 VOM PHOTO - Photomuseum Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 Single im Juni - Single-Club, Düsseldorf, Germany

2011 VOM PHOTO - Bundeskunsthalle / Echoraum, Bonn, Germany

2011 THE CATS ARE ALLRIGHT - Boutique, Cologne, Germany

2011 Die São Paulo Biennale - MAP Markus Ambach Projekte, Düsseldorf, Germany

Online Publications:

2016, Portfolio

Artist Books:

2016 "Píxeles Muertos"

2015 "No More Business as Usual"

Other Projects

2017 The photographs I took at Gamescom fair have been published in Kultur & Gespenster No. 19