Hans Kotter



born in Mühldorf am Inn, Germany


1993 – 94


Art Students League, New York studied with Bruce Dorfman und William Scharf


2001 – 03


MediaDesign Akademie Munich, Germany




Bavarian Culture Award (E-ON), Germany




Artist in Residence, Art Radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia


2007 – 13


Lecturer at State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany lives and works in Berlin




Nominated for the International Light Award, Centre for International Light Art Unna, Germany



Selected Group Exhibition



Kunsthalle Messmer (Foundadtion) Riegel, Germany
De Buck Gallery, New York, Colored light
Kunstmuseum Celle, Signal
Kinetica Museum, London, 10th Anniversary Exhibition




Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, Luminous Persception
Viltin Gallery, Budapest, X Play
Musuem Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany, Spatial Miracles
Pop Austin, Austin, Texas, Pop International Art Show
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Deck Voyage
Villa Datris, L ́Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Sculpture En Partage
Gallery Heitsch Munich, Germany, Master of light




Pop Austin, Austin, Texas, Illumination

Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany, Lunapark 2000

Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, Appropriation Interpiktoriaität




Budapest Galerie, Budapest, Contemporaries

Gallery Nery Marino, Paris, Coleur et Transparence

Gallery Impakto, Lima, Peru, Geomertiks

Insanitus Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania

Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany, part 2 – light art in Germany in the 21 century

Shoreditch Town Hall, ARTinTRA, London, out of our heads

Gallery Impakto, Lima, Peru, Cielo y Tierra

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Common Ground: Earth

Bestregarts, Frankfurt, Luminale




Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany, Good Vibrations

Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany, part 1 – light art in Germany in the 21 century

Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Ceci n’est pas une lampe..

Gallery Impakto, Lima, Peru, City lights

De Buck Gallery, New York

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, Kotter, Luther, Mack

Gallery Nery Marino, Paris, bright light




Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, segment #3

Villa Datris, L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Frankreich, Mouvement et Lumiere

Kepes Institut, Budapest, Quadratic Equations

Bestregarts, Frankfurt/Main, Luminale Frankfurt – shine shine shine

Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto

De Buck Gallery, New York

Gallery Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz, effects in relation




Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, …reflection reflected

Bestregarts, Frankfurt, new works 2011

Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, story for reflection

De Buck Gallery, New York

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London

Art Radionica Lazareti – Gallery Otok, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, click clique

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, segment #1

Villa Datris, L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Sculptures Plurielles 

Lausberg Contemporary, Düsseldorf, konkrete Abstraktion

MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, sensitive extra




Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, beyond painting




Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, best of Lausberg contemporary

ArtMbassy Berlin, Trilogie: Berlin – London – Rom




Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, best before…

bkhf Gallery Miami, German Photography Today

Kunst08+ Stuttgart, play it, Curator Werner Meyer (Kunsthalle Göppingen)

Targetti light art collection




Gallery Benden & Klimczak, Cologne preview 2008

ArtMbassy, Berlin, Germany, obsession with technics

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, suitcase, Cologne

Kinetica Museum, London, in the flux (C)

Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany, best before…




Kinetica Museum, London, life forms

Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, fire and ice

Internationales Forum Berlin, Magie des Lichtes (magic of light)




Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Geneva, Switzerland, reflections

Gallery Bernd Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany, Rot als Farbe (red as colour)

Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, New York, spectrum

Berlinerkunst Project, NY Arts Magazine, Berlin, Look!

Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, solaris




Backfabrik, Berlin, Germany, Lichtung II (galde II)

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London

BerlinerKunstprojekt Annex, Berlin, Germany, illuminationen




Oberbayerische Kulturtage Altötting, Germany, Kraft und Magie (power and magic)




Kulturmodell Passau, Germany

Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, Große Kunstausstellung

Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen, Germany




Kultur Forum Oberalteich, Germany, I love you

Museum of Modern Art, New York, online exhibition the museum as muse: artist reflect

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 01

exhibition on tour taking pictures, snapshots

-Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

– Städtische Galerie Regensburg, taking pictures, snapshot, Germany

-Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York




Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York, country without borders

Neue Galerie Oberhausmuseum, Passau, Germany




Old Tax Office, Rosenheim, Germany, keine Erinnerung (no memory)

exhibition on tour, the power of words and signs

– Casa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

– Index Gallery, Osaka, Japan

– Sala Franco, Triest, Italy

– Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York

Kultur Modell Passau, metamorphosia

Biennale New York, NY Arts Magazine




Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg, Germany

450 Broadway Gallery, New York, sonic identity




Gallery Hofmeisterhaus, Massing/Rottal, Germany




Stadtmuseum Waldkraiburg, Germany, annual art exhibition

Dariusz Gubala Gallery, New York, cyber culture

Castle-Schloßhof, Austria




Dariusz Gubala Gallery, New York, vertigo art

Madelyn Jordon Gallery, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions



Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, luminous infinity




Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London



Gallery Bernd Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
Saumuelis Baumgarte Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany, beyond light




Bildraum 01, Vienna, beyond light

Kunstverein Lippe, Detmold, Germany, Lichtkunst




De Buck Gallery, New York, …..interruption

Gallery Nery Marino, Paris, light flow




Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, superposition

European Hous of Art Upper Bavaria – Schafhof, Germany, more light

Export Kubus, Vienna, replaced – light flow

SUART – Syracuse University Art Gallery, New York

Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany, light flow




Gallery Klaus Benden, Cologne, home sweet home

Gallery Nery Marino, Paris, in the flux




De Buck Gallery, New York, light sensitive

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, light flow

Viltin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, deflection (with Erdélyi Gábor)

Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande, Rom, deflection




Gallery Grazia Blumberg, Recklinghausen, Dialog (with A. Zinsmeister)




Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, replaced

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, replaced




Gallery Benden & Klimczak, Cologne, the very best…!

Shunt London, with Kinetica Museum London, balance

Gallery Bernd Lausberg, Toronto, colour rush




Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London colour rush and blue line




Luminale Frankfurt, with Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London + BestregArts, Frankfurt Gallery Bernd Lausberg, Düsseldorf, light and colour




Berlinische Galerie with Spectral, chromatic impulse




Raum für Kunst, Kunstverein Ravensburg, Germany, balance

Aedes Berlin, Germany, illuminations

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, macro landscape




Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, Lichtecht (lightfast)




Bezirks Galerie, Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich, Germany, light and colour

Stadtmuseum Neuötting, Germany, beauty in plastic




Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany, blue line




Gallery Hofmeisterhaus, Massing/Rottal, Germany, landscape in plastic




Gallery Benden & Klimczak, Cologne, Germany, Stillleben (still life)




Haus der Kultur, Waldkraiburg, Germany, Spurensicherung

Castle-Klebing, Germany, death cult in the chapel




Modern Theatre Munich, Germany, diary with sound-collage

Gallery Notwehr, Munich, Germany




ARTgerecht, Hamburg, Germany, memory




Radiocenter of Bratislava, Slovakia, body language




Galerie & Atelier, Vienna, talk to me




Stadtmuseum Waldkraiburg, Germany

Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, daydreams




MAKK Museum, Cologne, Germany

Targetti Light Art Collection, Italy

Collection of the German Federal Parliament, Germany

Museum Ritter, Germany

Osthaus Museum, Germany

Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany

Villa Datris, Fonds pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, France

Borusan Art Collection, Turkey

Collection Fidelity Investment, UK & USA

Collection DEKA Bank, Germany

Collection Candy & Candy Hyde Park One, UK

Collection Ron Dennis, UK

Kinetica Museum, UK

Collection Jean et Colette Cherqui, France

Collection Ichikowitz, South Africa

Collection Aareal Bank, Germany

Collection Jan des Bouvrie, Netherlands

Collection Heubeck, Cologne, Germany

Topping Rose House’s Collection, Bridghampton, New York

Collection Gerald and Jody Lippes, Naples, FL, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
AT&T Collection, Dallas, Texas
Collection Light Sound Movement, Rolf B. Heer, Germany



Public Art



Warburg Pincus, Frankfurt, Germany




Aareal Bank, Hamburg, Germany




Booz Allen Hamilton GmbH, Berlin, Germany


Hotel Maximilian, Nürnberg, Germany


School in Bavaria, Germany




Immobilien Investment Frankfurt, Skyper, Frankfurt, Germany


Derag AG, Hotel Kanzler, Bonn, Germany




E-ON Bayern Regensburg, administration building, Regensburg, Germany


Neuga Bauträge, object at Burghauser-Tor, Neuötting, Germany




DEKA Immobilien Investment Frankfurt, Leomax, Munich, Germany


Staatliches Hochbauamt Rosenheim, land surveying office, Germany




Passauer Neue Presse, media center, Passau, Germany




Stadt Burghausen, community center, Burghausen, Germany


Passauer Neue Presse, editorial office, Passau, Germany




Wochenblatt Burghausen, editorial office, Burghausen, Germany


Art Fairs

TEFAF Maastricht, Art Cologne, Viennafair, Arco Madrid, Arte Fiera Bologna, Design Miami, Design Miami/Basel, Art Forum Berlin, Collect London, Art Moscow, Art Toronto, Art Amsterdam, PAN Amsterdam, Art Fair Köln, Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, Kunst Zurich, Art Frankfurt, Scope London, Scope New York, MiArt Milan, Kinetica Art Fair London, Kunst Köln, Pulse NY, Pulse Miami, Art Karlsruhe, P.A.D London, P.A.D. Paris, P.A.D. New York, Art Bodensee, LA Art Show, Object Rotterdam, Art Chicago, Parc Lima, Art Wynwood, Art Dubai u.a.