FLORIAN FOERSTER studied printmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University and structural engineering at Manchester University, United Kingdom. Among his solo shows are exhibitions at the Goethe Institut (Manchester), Tib Lane Gallery (Manchester), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin), Saloon Su De CouCou (Berlin), and Gravura Brasileira (Sao Paulo). He was the sixth bridgeguard at the Bridgeguard Residency in Sturovo, Slovakia, and has worked extensively in Sao Paulo, including at the print workshop at the Museu Lasar Segall.

Foerster has won several awards at Manchester Academy exhibitions, and his work is held in private collections in Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In addition to his career as an artist, he works as a structural engineer for buildings and bridges.

Solo Exhibitions

2010Staged, Salon Su de CouCou, Berlin
2010Sao Paulo, inside-outside-in between, Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2010Inside Santa Maria, Lettretage, Berlin
2009Maria Valeria Drawings, Galerie S√ľdostEuropa, Berlin
2009Bocas do Lixo, Das Labor, Berlin
2007Nacht und Nebel, Neukoelln, Berlin
2006Deceptions and Crossings, Municipal Museum Sturovo, Slowakei
2004Recent Works, Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
2004The Miraculous Mandarin, Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin. Part of the Berliner Philharmoniker Concert of Bartoks music, conducted by Pierre Boulez
2000Recent Works, Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
1997Galerie Zunge, Berlin
1996Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
1995Liverpool School of Architecture
1994Goethe Institute, Manchester
1993Skelmersdale Arts Centre

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012Grafik im Dialog, Brasilianische Botschaft, Berlin
2012Conversa Graphica, Museu Florestal, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2012Summer Exhibition, Wendy Levy Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012Follow Me, Saloon Su de CouCou, Berlin
2011Get together, KuiperDomingos, Berlin
2011La Cabane, Haus am L√ľtzowplatz, Berlin
2011Caixa Umburana, Estampa 2011, Sao Paulo
2011SaoPauloxBerlinxOxacaxcCairi, Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo
2011Dialogos, Museu Florestal, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2011Frames of References of Frames, jointly with Lara Loutrel, Godine Art Gallery, Boston, USA
2011International Graphics Bienale, Santos, Brasil
2010Art Tower Berlin, International Art Fair
2009Visuman and Friends, Das Labor, Berlin
2009Here, there and everywhere, jointly with Lara Loutrel, Boston
2008Nacht und Nebel, jointly with Lara Loutrel, Berlin
2007Nacht und Nebel, jointly with Kate Price, Berlin
2006Annual Exhibition, Schillerpalais, Berlin
2005Newton Street Studio, Manchester
2003Newton Street Studio, Manchester
1999Manchester Academy, Prizewinner
1998Manchester Academy, Prizewinner
1996Manchester Academy
1995Ainscough Gallery, Liverpool
1995Manchester Academy, Prizewinner
1994Hotbed Press in Liverpool and Manchester
1994Licence to print. 6 young printmakers in England, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Residencies

2006June to October. Bridgeguard Residency in Sturovo, Slovakia
1992-2009Since 1992 four, four-month long visits to Sao Paulo to paint and draw. Printmaking residency at the Museu Lasar Segall

Workshops with the Berlin Philharmonikers Education Department

2007Two-week workshop to St. Saints Musik Karnival der Tiere with primary school children. Concept and workshop leader.
2006Open Day - Workshop for 3 to 10 year old children to Ravel's music, Mother Goose. Concept and workshop leader
2004The Miraculous Mandarin by Bela Bartok. Workshop leader for a one week workshop with secondary school children.
2004Le Jeux by Debussy. Workshop leader for a two-week workshop with secondary school children.

Education

1990-1993Fine Art Printmaking, Manchester Metropolitan University and John Moores University, Liverpool.
1989Manchester Polytechnic, Foundation Course in Art and Design

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