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Previous Exhibitions

The website of the Center for Art was relaunched in April, 2016. Some exhibitions before this date are listed in the Picture Gallery.

Selection of artists previously shown:

AES+F, Cod.Act, Petko Dourmana, Beate Engl, Roland Fischer, Andreas Fogarasi, Tom Früchtl, Tomoko Fuse, Jeanno Gaussi, Hartung & Trenz, Dieter Jung, Alexander Hacke, Mischa Kuball, Vollrad Kutscher, Marc Lee, Via Lewandowsky, Römer + Römer, Bjørn Melhus, David Schnell, Grazia Toderi, John Wood & Paul Harrison and many others


Previous Exhibitions

Blick in die Ausstellung "Das Narrenschiff" von Andereas Kuhnlein im Tonnengewölbe des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern

Andreas Kuhnlein: The Ship of Fools

prolonged until 11 April, 2021: In his installation The Ship of Fools, comprising over 100 sculptures, artist Andreas Kuhnlein thematizes protagonists of all manner of historical events, people, ourselves.. ... more information


 Detail of a painting by Bernd Zimmer; a watercourse and vegetal cover in an expressive manner of painting are visible; green is the dominant color

Bernd Zimmer – Natural History(ies)

prolonged until 18 April, 2021: The exhibition shows a series of large painterly works on nature and natural history concerning the formation of families, species and individual objects. ... more information



Eine abstakte Landschaft vor schwarzem Hintergrund mit einem halbfertigen Gebäude im Mittelpunkt.
© Ariel Caine 

Forensic Architecture: The Destruction of Yazidi Cultural Heritage

5 September - 29 November, 2020: Forensic Architecture is an independent art and research group founded in 2011 based at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.. . ... more information


Foreground: Csongor Sziget: SpaceSheep, Sculpture 2013/2020  / Background: chalk lithograph, Anton Unthal Freising publishing house, around 1850/60, City Museum Freising, collection of the Historischer Verein, Inv.Nr. 4269

New Beginnings

27 June - 30 August, 2020: 200 Years of the Schafhof | 15 Years of the European Center for Art - an exhibition organized in cooperation with the City Museum of Freising. . ... more information


 Exhibition Focus Europe I - view into the vault


Prolonged until 14 June, 2020 – Reopening on 19 May, 2020! / 22 February - 13 April, 2020: The exhibition presents the works of the 15 artists who participated in the European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria in 2019. . ... more information


 Stephanie Senge und Tim Bennett: Wählen


14 December, 2019 - 16 February, 2020: The exhibition examines the artistic and scientific freedoms that we enjoy in our time inspired by the 70th anniversary of the German constitution.. . ... more information


Research NATURE | LIFE; image: Terike Haapoja: Community, video installation

Research NATURE | LIFE

5 October - 1 Dezember, 2019: An exhibition focusing on the representation of nature and life, a presentation of the innovative interdisciplinary field of "biological art" around the intersection between art and science. ... more information


Eine Frau im einem VR-Headset steht inmitten einer virtuellen Landschaft aus Hochhäusern
© Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) Karlsruhe 


12 July - 29 September, 2019: Banz & Bowinkel (Germany), Clemens Fürtler (Austria), Marc Lee (Switzerland) - Three artistic positions will be presented in the exhibition which deal in different ways with technology and the topic of urbanization as well as the connection of real and virtual spaces. ... more information



Research CONCEPT / IDEAS # Elsa Gomis, Rudolf Pacsika: Relationen

6 April - 23 June, 2019: Employing a wide range of artistic strategies, both artists deal with social concepts and contexts. Elsa Gomis brings together traces of current and historical events related to migration. Rudolf Pacsika creates visual metaphors for the manipulability of the paradoxical relationship of reality and media images. ... more information



Research CONCEPT / IDEAS # Mischa Kuball: five suns / after Galileo

6 April - 10 June, 2019: Mischa Kuball’s installation alludes to both the conflict and common ground between science and art. His use of light is consistently linked to a reflecting on social, political and (natural) scientific concerns. ... more information


Artur Rozen: Black Flag, video, 2014


16 February - 31 March, 2019: The exhibition introduces the works of the Polish, Hungarian and Upper-Bavarian artists who took part in the artist-in-residence-program in 2018. A central topic are the connections between people, thoughts, places, times and objects.. ... more information


Fragile! - Ulrike Riede: Cube

Fragile! Artistic Concepts with Glass

20 October - 2 December, 2018: Artists from the field of the fine arts explore the possibilities and limitations of glass and use a fragile material to extend it through innovative approaches and concepts.  ... more information


Wuthering Heights - exhibition

Wuthering Hights

1 September -  7 October, 2018 (on the ground floor until 14 October): The title has been borrowed from the novel by Emily Brontë, which describes feelings as inescapable forces of nature. The exhibition juxtaposes current works from the fields of painting and electronic images on the theme of emotion.  ... more information


Andriy Hir: Superstition / We have one such man who can send on others those worms from the ground, Foto: Maksim Belousov

Andriy Hir: Beast from the East

30 June -  26 August, 2018: The subject of Andriy Hir's large-format paintings and bizarre figures are the myths and superstitions of the Carpathian region. This reflection of mysticism, magic and the underlying fears of an ancient cultural region displays an important spectrum of this year's theme, emotion.  ... more information


Philipp Geist: InBetween - Schafhof 1

Philipp Geist: InBetween

14 April -  3 June, 2018: Philipp Geist, an artist who has become world famous for his spectacular light installations, displays two room-sized installations: The barrel vault becomes the walk-in light art installation InBetween, while in the gallery on the ground floor, underwater photographs of rivers from all over the world offer unfamiliar perspectives in the multi channel video Riverine Zones... more information


Corinna Gosmaro: Take care of


24 February  -  2 April, 2018: Memory and emotion - These works by artists from three countries revolve around structures for preserving cultural memories in objects, images and media.  ... more information


Ausstellung Resonanzen mit Georg Küttinger und Hans Wesker, Foto: Hans Wesker (C) VG Bild-Kunst e.V.

Resonances: Georg Küttinger and Hans Wesker

15 December, 2017 - 18 February, 2018: The exhibition on the ground floor of Schafhof presents photographies by Georg Küttinger along with a sound installation by Hans Wesker. The two works are independent, however, related to each other due similar structural elements.  ... more information


Via Lewandowsky: Murmeln in Sektor Null

Via Lewandowsky: Murmur in Sector Zero

21 October - 3 December, 2017: Via Lewandowsky developed a new artwork for the exhibition in the European Center for Art.. Sound elements are playing an important role in his sculptural-installative objects.  ... more information


Steven Tevels: Solanum Tuberosum Sound Synthesis

Steven Tevels: Solanum Tuberosum Sound Synthesis

25 August - 15 October, 2017: Steven Tevels transforms biophysical and electrochemical processes in sound effects.  ... more information


Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E, Schafhof 2017

Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E

25 August - 3 October, 2017: Cycloïd-E is a spectacular sound sculpture more than 10 m in diameter with a hypnotic effect. ...more information


Wo das Wort ist, Schafhof 2017 © Marco Einfeldt

Where the WORD is

1 July - 20 August, 2017:  The »word«, the language as basis of the civilization, in the most varied forms of artistic - as a sign, symbol, anagram, Braille and much more. ... more information


AIR Transfer > Oronsko Ausstellung Wechselspiel

INTERPLAY: Artist exchange Transfer > Orońsko / Polen

29 April - 18 June, 2017: The exhibition presents artistic positions from Poland and Upper Bavaria with artists who took part in the artist exchange between the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko and Schafhof ‒ European Center for Art Upper Bavaria in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. ... more information


Schafhof - Auftakt: Anne Pfeifer - Ceremony

PRELUDE: Anne Pfeifer

25 February - 23 April, 2017: The exhibition program at Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria starts with a double exhition called PRELUDE. Using a pared-down formal vocabulary in her kinetic sound installations, Pfeifer intelligently combines sound and motion with the help of electronic motors. ... more information


Schafhof Künstlerhaus - Ausstellung AUFTAKT: Rhythm Section - Christoph Dahlhausen: Stabilizing Light (Freising), 2017

PRELUDE: Rhythm Section

20 February - 17 April, 2017: The exhibition program at Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria starts with a double exhition called PRELUDE. The international artist group Rhythm Section presents a varied presentation with art works of different genres connected to the topic "rhythm in fine arts".  ... more information


Szenische Konstellationen

"Scenic Constellations - The Power of Images"

17 December 2016 - 12 February 2017: The exhibition is a cooperation between the Diözesanmuseum Freising and Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria. It presents Christian devotional images from various centuries together with modern abstract paintings, exploring how these images emotionally move the viewer. ... more information


Exhibition: The Border is Open - Jeanno Gaussi: SOS

"The Border is Open..."

29 October - 27 November, 2016: Sculpture, photography and media art - German and European artists reflect on cross-border situations in politics, communication, digitalization, sensory perception, religion and robotics. ... more information


Tatjana Utz: Showtime 14


Painting, sculpture and installation: 27 August - 9 October, 2016 in the vault on the 1st floor 

Tatjana Uzt provides an inside-view into the world of travesty stars throughout her paintings and installations. She broaches the issue of gender roles and their social acceptability. ... more information


Eszter Szabó: Double Take


Painting and video animation: 27 August - 9 October, 2016 in the gallery on the ground floor

Eszter Szabó's works deal with ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they almost become invisible. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, as well as unattainable desires to be perfect is a general theme that returns in her animated paintings.. ...more information


Roland Fischer: Los Angeles Portraits L30 / Ausschnitt

Roland Fischer: IN YOUR FACE

25 June - 21 August, 2016: Exhibition in the gallery on the ground floor: 

Roland Fischer is an internationally renowned artist who is based in Munich. From 1980 onwards, Fischer became the first of the young German photographers to experiment with large-format portrait shots and developed his famous collective portraits, among other things. ... more information


Schafhof Transfer Syrien - Hiba Alansare: Fegefeuer


21 - 27 June, 2016: Exhibition in the vault on the 1st floor and in the wood nearby Schafhof: 

Six artists from Syria and Upper Bavaria who took part in the artist-in-residence project Transfer > Syria present their work in an one-week exhibition. ... more information


Schafhof - Ausstellung - Kutscher

Vollrad Kutscher: Cinemaczz

9 April - 5 June, 2016, in the vault on the 1st floor

Vollrad Kutscher is considered to be one of the pioneers of media art in Germany. He created ten new portraits of his famous series of light objects "Leuchtende Vorbilder" (Shining Examples). His video "Kartoffelmovie" (Potatomovie) is presented in a new, site specific installation. ... more information


Richard Thieler: Kino
© Marco Einfeldt 

Richard Thieler: Kino

9 April - 12 June, 2016: Exhibition in the gallery on the ground floor

Richard Thieler takes photographs of cinemas since 2009. His impressive images of the fassades of cinema buildings in the night are presented in light boxes. ... more information

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Das Titelbild des Flyers über die Kunstwerke im Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern zeigt die Skluptur "SpaceSheep" des ungarischen Künstlers Csongor Szigeti, ein silbernes, halb abstraktes Schaf auf einer Wiese.
Brochure about the Sculpture Garden in the ooutdoor area of the Center for Art
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