Klaus Hack

Born 1966 in Bayreuth

lives and works in Seefeld/Brandenburg

Hack, who studies in Nuremberg and Berlin, presents his first solo exhibition in the Georg-Kolbe-Museum in Berlin just one year after graduating as a master student. This is followed by numerous exhibition participations in renowned institutions such as the Kunsthalle Nuremberg, the Städtische Museen Heilbronn, the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus in Bremen or the Kunsthalle Marburg. Hack succeeds in being recognized as a relatively young artist by the institutional art scene as well as the art market.

The sculptor’s handwriting is unmistakable. Although Hack uses native wood of various densities and grains, he achieves an ever-recognisable effect by setting the surface in white. He also remains consistently true to the perforation and hollowing out of the form, which gives the works their peculiar fragility and plasticity in black and white.

Hack occupies a special position in the spectrum of wood sculpture, which deals with ‘being’ and ‘appearance’.


1989-91 Academy of Arts, Nuremberg

1991-95 Academy of Arts Berlin, master student

1995 NaFöG-Fellowship, Senate of Berlin for Science, Research and Culture

1996 Fellowship for fine arts, Kulturstiftung Offenburg

1997 Fellowship, Stiftung Kulturfonds

1998 Work scholarship, Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop

2004-2005 Lecturer for Sculpture, Academy of Arts Berlin-Weißensee

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

1996 Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin

1998 Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück

2000 Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder

2004 Kunsthalle Erfurt; Städtische Kunstsammlung Schweinfurt

2005 Kunstverein Göttingen

2006 Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz

2009 Kunstmuseum St. Annen, Lübeck

2010 Kunsthalle Marburg

2014 Museum Kloster Bentlage, Rheine

2017 Museum im Kleinhues-Bau / Städtisches Museum Kornwestheim

2018 Kunstverein Eislingen

2018 LAING Gallery, Münster

2019 Neue Galerie of the Kunstverein Erlangen

2020 Leipzig Opera and Stage for Lohengrin

2020 Art Collection Neubrandenburg (with Manfred Zoller)

2021 Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

2021 LAING Gallery, Münster

Important prizes (selection)

1996 Rüdiger-Hurrle – Art prize, Offenburg

1998 Art prize, Federal State of Brandenburg

1999 Art prize, Ciy of Limburg

2005 Lothar-Fischer-Prize for Sculpting

2010 Friedrich-Baur-Prize of the Bayerische Akademie of Fine Arts, München


Works by Klaus Hack can be found in many museums and public collections, including:

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen (NL), Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst Berlin, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Städtische Kunstsammlungen Schweinfurt, Städtische Galerie Offenburg, Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum St. Annen, Lübeck, Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museen Berlin, Kunstmuseum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern