David Röder

Drawing / Collage

David Roeder is a painter among other things, and can now be found living and working in Berlin. Trialled and tested in Leipzig and Glasgow, his paintings and drawings travel scale and form and tread psychic bounds. Throwing into abstraction an index of familiar objects, the timbre of mood - rightly, chaos and cosmos - and the figure as both habitual and guised, Roeder delves into the plasticities and dissolution of the everyday. Roeder’s parallel writing practice plays out as internal and eternally questioning monologues, and ficto-materialisations of quotidian scenes. Since 2014 Roeder has run Verdrusz Books, an occasional imprint publishing visual art and writing by the artist and his peers, he also runs workshops and produces projects with people with additional support needs. His other love among many loves is music, which he makes with his friends, and sometimes on his own. (Jessica Higgins)

  • 1987 born in Eden (Germany)
    2007-2013 Studies of painting at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    2010-2013 Studies in the class of Prof. Annette Schröter
    2011-2012 Studies at the School of Arts, Glasgow (Scotland)
  • 2016-18 Residency and work at Project Ability, Glasgow
    lives and works in Berlin

Solo shows

  • 2022 Remains Changed, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow
    2019 Der sehr lange Fluss der Sehnsucht, Salon Käthe Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Ideals for a Future Livin', Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
  • Why do all your Mantras start with an 'I'?, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow
  • 2016 Geh doch (nach) Reude, du Opfer!, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
  • 2014 Verdrusz Times, God Press Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2013 Mürbe & Die vom Parkplatz, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Noch bevor der Oheim hinsehen konnte kam ein Windstoß und blies alles davon, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig
  • PCNGZ, Glasgow School of Art Students' Association, Glasgow
    2012 Fragile Gang, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Secret Picnic Spot, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)
    2011 Sand für die Augen, Harkort art space, Leipzig

Group shows

  • 2021 Dann/da/danach, Park-Klinik Weißensee, Berlin
    Drawing Wow, BCMA, Berlin
    I was a Teenage Medium, Glasgow Project Room
  • 5 cm per Second, Plu 41, Berlin
  • Studio Show, Adalbertstraße, Berlin
  • Bilder, Hidden Lane, Glasgow
  • Chairs are for Sitting on, The Modern Institute Glasgow
  • The Everyday & the Fanstastic, Project Ability, Glasgow
  • 2017 Effort, Dada Post, Berlin
  • Ping Pong, King's Mall Residency, London
  • Unswept House, Hidden Lane, Glasgow
  • 2016 Dropping the Guru, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
  • Stoke a few lulling Cinders and let the Ash set around, Gallery Celine, Glasgow
  • Grab a Chair, Flinch, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
    Blind Date, Alabama Sir, Leipzig
    Portraits einer Stadt, City Hall, Wasserburg am Inn
    Radiophrenia, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
    The Arbroath Template, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (Scottland)
    50 Million Painters can‘t be wrong, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow
    Artist Self-Publisher‘s Fair, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London
    Blaue Perle, Kesselhaus, Bergisch Gladbach
    Summer Wine, Torna, Istanbul
    Pardon me but my Position has been struck by Lightning, The Substation, Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2013 Adler mit Krone, Galerie im Bürgerhaus, Sulzfeld (Germany)
    At it's best, Sächsische Landesvertretung, Berlin
    WIN/WIN - Purchases of the Cultural Foundation of Saxony, Halle 14, Leipzig
    Degree Show, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    2012 Keine Tricks, New Bretagne, Essen
    Ohne dich ist das Universum nicht schön, WKR, Leipzig
    High End, Raum 4.4, Leipzig
    The Family Show II, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland)
    Wasserburg - Gestern/Heute/Morgen, Art association AK68, Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)
    2011 Junge Kunst 14, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Dis/Array, MZIN, Leipzig
    2010 Miss Waldrons roter Stummelaffe, Art association AK68, Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)
    Schnittstelle Druck, Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig
    Hipp Hipp Hurra, Raum 4.4, Leipzig
    Die Druckgrafik, Art association Pfaffenhofen (Germany)
    2009 Studienpreis der HGB, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig

Grants and Awards

  • 2022 Scholarship by Stiftung wissensART, Berlin
    2015 Glasgow Visual Art & Craft Award
  • 2011 Young Artist Award of the Kunstverein AK 68, Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)