Thomas Bayrle, Germany

After training as a weaver, Thomas Bayrle (born 1937) studied applied graphics at the Werkkunstschule Offenbach. From 1961-65 he was, together with Bernhard Jäger, publisher at Gulliver-Presse in Bad Homburg. Bayrle participated in documenta 3 (1964) and 6 (1977) in Kassel. From 1972-2002 he was a professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt a. M. Recent exhibitions (selected): Thomas Bayrle, dependance, Brussels (2011); Der geteilte Himmel. 1945-1968, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Thomas Bayrle. Alle Kamele sind ein Kamel (Schopenhauer), Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2010); Thomas Bayrle, Ann Lislegaard and Ultra-Red, Raven Row, London (2009); 53rd Venice Biennial (2009). Bayrle’s works will be featured at documenta 13 in 2012.