Dr. Renate Wiehager

born 1959 in Bremen, Germany;
studied History of Art, Theology, Literature, Philosophy.

Gained doctorate 1988 with a monograph on Richard Oelze.

1988-91 on the academic staff at Kiel City Art Gallery;
1991-2000 Director of Museum Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany.

Since January 2001
Head of Daimler Art Collection (Stuttgart/Berlin) and of the exhibition space ‘Daimler Contemporary’ gallery in Berlin.

Lectured in “Contemporary Art and Corporate Culture” at the Institute of Art History of the University of Stuttgart.

Key areas of research and exhibitions:

Series of exhibitions “Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen” 1992 – 2001; “Zero International” 1992 – 1999, series of four themed exhibitions of the European Zero movement around 1960; “Neue Möbel für die Villa”, 1994 (New Furniture for the Villa); “Fort!Da! (Gone!There!). Dialogue between Contemporary Artists and the Stuttgart National Gallery Contemporary Art Collection”, 1996; “Art and Architecture”, 1999; “Electronic Images. Video Art 1965-2000”, 2000. Series “Minimalism and After” since 2001; series “Private/Corporate. Dialogue between the Daimler Art Collection and International Private Collections” since 2002; series “Photography, Video, Mixed Media” since 2002; touring exhibition with 150 works from the Daimler Art Collection in Europe, the United States, South Africa, Japan, South America since 2003; series “Classical : Modern. Classical Modern and Contemporary Art from the Daimler Art Collection”, since 2006.

Significant single-artist exhibitions since 1990 include: Joseph Kosuth, Franz Erhard Walther, Adolf Fleischmann, Rudolf Schoofs, Rolf Nesch, Marcel Odenbach, Gia Edzgveradze, Roman Signer, Christian Marclay, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Heimo Zobernig, Gerold Miller, Simone Westerwinter, Georg Winter, Sylvie Fleury, John M Armleder, Guy Tillim, Bernie Searle, Jane Alexander.

Since 1989 planning and organization of around 100 individual exhibitions by young international artists.

Published works include more than one hundred-fifty books and catalogues on international contemporary art, as well as some 200 essays on 20th century art in specialist periodicals, anthologies and catalogues.

Download interviews:

Interview with Renate Wiehager for the publication Managing private Art Collections, 2016

Interview with Renate Wiehager for the Magazine Art289, 2015

Interview with Renate Wiehager for Magazine Kunstpausen by Management School St. Gallen, 2015

Interview with Renate Wiehager for the publication Global Corporate Collections, 2015

Article by Renate Wiehager at Daimler Blog, 2014

Interview with Renate Wiehager for artandsignature, 2014

Interview with Renate Wiehager for MB Magazine Argentina, 2014   spanish version

Talk by Renate Wiehager on Art as a reflective plane at MB Museum, 2017

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Dr. Renate Wiehager, Head of the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin
Fotos: Jürgen Altmann, Stuttgart, 2013
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