David Röder

Zeichnung / 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 geboren in Eden (Bayern)
2007-2013 Studium der Malerei an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
2010-2013 Studium in der Fachklasse von Prof. Annette Schröter
2011-2012 Studium an der School of Arts, Glasgow (Schottland)
2016-18 Residency und Mitarbeit bei Project Ability, Glasgow
lebt und arbeitet in Berlin


  • 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, Good 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 Arts Students' Association, Glasgow
    2012 Zerbrechliche Bande, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
    Secret Picnic Spot, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (Schottland)
    2011 Sand für die Augen, Kunstraum Harkort, Leipzig


  • 2021 Dann/da/danach, Park-Klinik Weißensee, Berlin
    2019 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 Fantastic, 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, Rathaus, Wasserburg am Inn
    Radiophrenia, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
    The Arbroath Template, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (Schottland)
    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 (Australien)
  • 2013 Adler mit Krone, Galerie im Bürgerhaus, Sulzfeld
    At it's best, Sächsische Landesvertretung, Berlin
    WIN/WIN - Ankäufe der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Halle 14, Leipzig
    Degree Show, Hochschule für Grafik ud Buchkunst, 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 (Schottland)
    Wasserburg - Gestern/Heute/Morgen, Kunstverein AK68, Wasserburg am Inn
    2011 Junge Kunst 14, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Dis/Array, MZIN, Leipzig
    2010 Miss Waldrons roter Stummelaffe, Kunstverein AK68, Wasserburg am Inn
    Schnittstelle Druck, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig
    Hipp Hipp Hurra, Raum 4.4, Leipzig
    Die Druckgrafik, Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen
    2009 Studienpreis der HGB, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 2022 Stipendium Stiftung wissensART, Berlin
    Glasgow Visual Art & Craft Award
  • 2011 Junge Kunst Preis des Kunstvereins AK 68, Wasserburg am Inn