Witte de With Contemporary Art
David Lieske
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David Lieske

Biography David Lieske (Hamburg, Germany, 1979) David Lieske lives and works in Berlin. The content of David Lieske´s work can seem extremely complex. Yet, once we engage with it and find its accompanying meanings, something clicks and the work suddenly falls into place. Atlantis, for example, is a body of work that deals with the construction of the perfect system, a system that Plato (and many others) have tried to formulate. In one breath, while still describing this construct, Lieske already incorporates its downfall, demonstrating that a fully-functioning system can never be constructed, let alone by one person. Not only does Lieske portray mad mani-festations of such hubris, he also acts as their catalyst, partly restaging them. He has held solo exhibitions at Rowley Kennerk, Chicago (2007); Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (2006); Standard, Oslo (2006); Rheinschau, Cologne (2004). He has been featured in group exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery, New York (2007); Metro Pictures, New York (2006); Kunstverein Hamburg (2006, 04 & 03); Frederic Petzel, New York (2005); Marc Foxx, Los Angeles (2005); and Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin (2004). In 2006, Lieske´s work was shown at Witte de With as part of the group exhibition Don Quijote and Faster ! Bigger ! Better ! at ZKM, Karlsruhe and in 2003 “Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute”, Kunstverein in Hamburg.