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DE, 1949

Dorothee Joachim was born in Hamburg; she lives and works in Cologne.

She received a Masters Degree in Painting from FH Cologne, Department of Fine Art.

In 2012, she won the Leo Breuer Award of Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR), along with solo exhibitions at LVR LandesMuseum and at Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung in Bonn.

In 2020/21, she received a grant from NRW Ministry of Culture and Science; in 2022, she won the scholarship NEUSTART KULTUR of Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn.


Recent solo shows include installations at Galerie Ulrich Mueller, Cologne, 2022, and Galerie Abbühl, Solothurn/CH, 2021; Devening Projects, Chicago, IL/USA, 2018; kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, and Laszló Vass Collection, Veszprém, HU (with András Gál), 2017; Off Space, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL/USA (with Richard Roth), 2012; Brühler Kunstverein, Brühl, and Devening Projects, Chicago, IL/USA, 2009; pp projects, Hamburg, 2008; Kunst aus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster (with Michel Sauer), 2007; galerie januar e.V., Bochum, 2002; Kunstmuseum Mülheim/Ruhr, Galerie Schütte, Essen, and Galerie Juliane Bergerhoff, Frechen, 2001. In 2011, she presented “IM ROHBAU”, a one-day site-specific painting intervention at W7, Haus Wallrath + Jacob, a Cologne residential building from 1888 in reconstruction, in cooperation with architect Andrea Wallrath, BDA.


Recent group exhibitions include Museum Goch and Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, 2022; KOLUMBA Museum, Cologne, 2021/2022; MOFF – KünstlerInnen im Gespräch, Art Cologne, and Galerie Abbühl, Solothurn/CH, 2021; Ruimte P60, Assen/NL, 2020; Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V., Berlin, Galerie SEHR, Koblenz, and Kunstraum383, Cologne, 2019; Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, Kunstraum e9a, Freiburg, 21. Triennale Grenchen/CH, Verein für aktuelle Kunst/Ruhrgebiet e.V., Oberhausen, The Cologne Art Book Fair, Kölnischer Kunstverein e.V., Cologne, galerie januar e.V., Bochum, and  Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL/USA, 2018; Kunstforum Solothurn and Galerie Abbühl, Solothurn/CH, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Cologne, and The Flying Field, Berlin, 2017; COFA Contemporary, Cologne (with MOFF), and EXPO Chicago / Editions + Books (with Devening Projects), Chicago, IL/USA, 2016; Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Verein für aktuelle Kunst/Ruhrgebiet e.V., Oberhausen, and Museum Bochum, 2013; Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, 2012; Kunstmeile Wangen #4, Wangen/Allgäu, 2011; Angle art contemporain, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux/F, and Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI/USA, 2010; Galerie oqbo, Berlin, 360°, HALLE ZEHN, Cologne, and Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL/USA, 2009; Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, 2005 and 2004; Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, and Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY/USA, 2003.


In addition to these projects, Dorothee Joachim has exhibited her painting widely since the late seventies. Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections in Europe and USA, including Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, LVR LandesMuseum, Bonn, collection Kunst aus NRW in Aachen-Kornelimünster, and KOLUMBA Museum in Cologne.

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