Max Streicher


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1989        Master of Fine Art, York University, Toronto;

1987        Bachelor of Fine Art, York University, Toronto;

1980        Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton.


                SOLO EXHIBITIONS        

2007       Mammatus, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain; 

               Sleeping Giants, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

                Blow, Felix Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany;

               Quadriga, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon;  

2006       Mammatus, Museum London, London, Ontario;

               Mammatus, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba;

               Quadriga, Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany;

               Respiración Madrid, Galerie Raquel Ponce, Madrid, Spain;

2005       Metamorphosis, Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;

                Respiración, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, Spain;

                You and Me: Body Talks, Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany;

                Silenus, Glassbox, University of Erfurt Art Gallery, Erfurt Germany;

            Silenus, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil;

                Endgame, Rodman Hall, Brock University Art Gallery;

2004        Quartet, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, New York;

                Cloud: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Commissioned installation;

                Silenus, Apothiki Gallery, Paros, Greece;

                Four Horses, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;

2003        Sculture Gonfiabili, Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy;

                Floating Giants, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden;

Four Horses, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario;

2002        Silenus, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta;

Lamentation, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario;

Sleeping Giants, Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario;

2001        Hyperworld, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;

Sleeping Giants, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan;

2000       Giant, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia;

Sleeping Giants, Karlskoga Konsthall, Karlskoga, Sweden;

Sleeping Giants, Saw Gallery, Ottawa;

1999        GnadenKirche installation and performance, Hamburg, Germany, coordinated by Kunststuck Gallery;

Endgame, rooftop installation, coordinated by the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario;

Swan Song, Gallery Stratford, Stratford Ontario;

Sleeping Giants, Galleri Rostrum, Malmo, Sweden;

1998        Endgame (in the pit), in cooperation with Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto;

Sleeping Giants, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario;

1997        Pleasure Dome, Pyramida: Centre for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel;

1996        Tight Rope, Synagoga na Palmovca, Prague, Czech Republic;

                Loggia Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts, North York, Ontario;

1995        Quartet in a Box, 00 gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia;

                Stalk, site-specific installation, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Scotia Plaza, Toronto;

1993        "this flesh...", Galerie Articule, Montreal;

1989        The Life We Are Living, IDA Gallery, York University, Toronto;

1988        We will name this place..., Winters Gallery, York University.



2008        HeartQuake; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem , Israel ;

              Galway International Arts Festival, Galway , Ireland ;

               Captive Visions: Contemporary Canadian Art, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York ;

2007       Phantom & Spirit, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris , France ;

                Das Motiv Säugling in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt , Germany ;

                Forum for Culture, UNESCO and Kinetica Museum , Monterrey , Mexico ;

                Playing in Traffic, Red Bull Music Academy , Toronto ;

                Troika, Slava’s Snowshow, Moscow , Russia ;

                Floating Artworks, Art Gallery of Ontario and Luminato Festival, Toronto ;

                The Great Indoors: Manchester International Festival, Manchester , UK ;

                Blind Culture, Glenhyrst Art Gallery , Brantford , Ontario ;

               Sculpture Now, Herrmann & Wagner , Berlin , Germany ;

2006        Naked Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei :

               Lifeforms, Kinetica Museum , London , UK ;

               Plastiken Kunstkörperlich – Körperkünstlich, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche Osnabrück , Germany ;

               Summer of Love, Virserums Konsthall, Virserum , Sweden ;

               Alma Lov Biennial, Alma Lov Museum , Ostra Amtervik , Sweden ;

               Equinox, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga , Ontario

               hic, Hart House Collective Exhibition, Hart House, University of Toronto ; 

               Blown, Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan , Saskatoon ;

2005        Figur/Skulptur, ESSL Museum , Vienna , Austria ;

               Figur/Skulptur, ESSL Museum , Vienna , Austria ;

2004        Gonflables! Inflatables Gonfiabili…, Lille, France;

                Floating Worlds; Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, New York;

                Ironic Turn, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick;

                Plastica d’Artista, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Contempranea, Pordenone, Italy;

                Ironic Turn; Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto;

                Chassez le naturel…, 4th Liege Biennial, Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Liege, Belgium;

2003        The Ironic Turn,  Faux Mouvement , Metz, France;

            Du lilliputien au gigantesque: l’imaginaire de la démesure, Musée Régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec;

               The Ironic Turn::Kanadische Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany;

Il Palazzo delle Liberta, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy, curated by Lorenzo Fusi;

The Mortal Coil: Ruminations on Human Physicality, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario;

2002        Durham Regional Art Gallery, Durham Ontario: Site-specific installation;

2001        Good Place,  Taichung, Taiwan, curated by Manray Hsu, Hungjohn Lin and David Liss;

Mortal, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois;

2000        logocity, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, curated by Barbara Fischer;

Endgame, Alma Lov Museum, Ostra Amtervik, Sweden;

Balancing Act, Kunstvaai4, Amsterdam, NL, curated by De Parel Gallery;

1999        Balloon Disaster #3, The Art Firm, Toronto, Ontario;

Mediawave: International Media Festival: Gyor, Hungary;

1998        Between Body and Soul, Saidye Bronfman Centre and Concordia University Gallery, Montreal;

Version City, University of Buffalo Art Gallery: curated by John Massier;

                Artifice, coordinated by Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal;

                of bodies changed, Thames Art Gallery, Chattam Cultural Centre, Chattam, Ontario;

1997        Ulappa '97, symposium and exhibition, Turku, Finland;

1996        Once Upon a Time, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, curated by Joan Stebbins;

1995        Nether Mind, collective exhibition;

                Hermit, symposium and exhibition, Plasy, Czech Republic;

1994        Naked State, curated by Louise Dompierre and Arthur Renwick, The Power Plant, Toronto;

                Mediatrics, coordinated by Cold City Gallery, Toronto;

1993        Communion, curated by Deborah Boardman, Johnson County Arts Center, Iowa City, Iowa;

                Nether Mind, collective exhibition, Toronto;

                Hermit, symposium and exhibition, Plasy, Czech Republic;

1992        Nether Mind, collective exhibition, Toronto;

1991        Outrageous Desire, Rutger's University, New Brunswick, New Jersey;

                Nether Mind, collective exhibition, Toronto;

1990        Panic and Fear, retail space installation, Eaton Centre, "The Works" festival, Edmonton;

1989        The Crossing, Bloor St. United Church, coordinated by Mediums Art Centre, Toronto.



2005        Silenus, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan;

2005        Seated Figures, ESSL Collectin of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austia;

2002        Windsock Babies: Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Cambridge, Ontario: Site-specific installation;

2001        Floating Giants: Canadian Art Foundation: Toronto, Ontario, Commissioned installation;

2000        Endgame: Alma Lov Museum, Ostra Amtervik, Sweden;

1996        Swan Song (ice-cellar installation), permanent collection, Hermit Foundation, Czech Republic.

1991        Where there is Smoke: installation, collection of Marat Inc., Toronto.

1989        We Will Name This Place: permanent installation, collection of York University.



2008        Captive Visions: Contemporary Canadian Art, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York ;

2007        Das Motiv Säugling in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Darmstadt , Germany ;

                Playing in Traffic, Archive Inc. Gallery & Art Library, Red Bull Music Academy , Toronto ;

2006        Naked Life, Manray Hsu, Maren Richter, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan ;

               Mammatus, Jean Randolf, Mary Reid, Melanie Townsend, Winnipeg Art Gallery , Museum London

               Lifeforms, Robert Pepperell, Kinetica Museum , London , UK ;

               Kunstkörperlich – Körperkünstlich, Hansdieter Erbsmehl, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirchw, Osnabrück , Germany ;

2005        figure/skulptur, Robert Fleck, Andreas Hoffer, Lucia Binder,  Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria;

               Blown, Donna Wowzonek and Nick Lary, Dunlop Art Gallery , Regina ;

2004        Chassez le naturel…, 4th Liege Biennial, Liege, Belgium;

2003        Il Palazzo delle Liberta, by Lorenzo Fusi, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy;  

Du lilliputien au gigantesque: l’imaginaire de la démesure, Véronique Bellemare Briére, Musée Régional de Rimouski,  Quebec;

Four Horses, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario;

2001        The Good Place, by Manray Hsu, Hungjohn Lin and David Liss;

2000        Sleeping Giants, essay “Dream of Giants” by Marcus Miller, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario and Karlskoga Konsthall, Karlskoga, Sweden;

1999        Sleeping Giants, essay by Gordon Hatt, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario;

Between Body and Soul; essay by David Liss, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts;

1998        Version City, essay by John Massier, University of Buffalo Art Gallery;

of bodies changed, essay by Lorenzo Buj, Thames Art Gallery, Chattam, Ontario;

1997        Once Upon a Time: Contemporary Tales, Southern Alberta Art Gallery;

1996        Palmovca: Sbornik Synagogy na Palmovce, essay by Martina Pachmanova;

                Hermit, international art symposium and exhibition, Plasy, Czech Republic;

1995        Nether Mind, essay by Christopher Dewdney;

1994        Naked State, Louise Dompierre and Arthur Renwick, The Power Plant, Toronto;

1993        Nether Mind, essay by Ihor Holubizky;

                Hermit, international art symposium and exhibition, Plasy, Czech Republic;

1991        Outrageous Desire, Rutger's University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.



2007       The Globe and Mail, R.M. Vaughan, "Black balls a bust; horses a masterpiece" Toronto, June 6;

2006       Galleries West, “ Max Streicher ”, Fall/Winter;

              Azure, “Blow-Ups”, Lyne Fraser, September;

              El País, “Los hombres hinchables de Max Streicher ”, (photo) Madrid , January 15;

2005       Kunst 21, Schlafende Giganten, Heft Nr. 8 Sept. 05;

              Riverside Quarterly, Clarissa M. Lewis, “ Max Streicher @ Artcore Gallery”, Toronto , Fall 2005;

              New York Arts, Camila Belchio, “Max Streicher”, Vol. 10 no 5/6, May/June

               Folha de Sao Paulo, Canadense e brasileira retratam homem em ‘estado de exceção’, March 2;

2004       Canadian Art, Dionne McAffee, “Max Streicher”, Fall;

               The Globe and Mail, Gary Michael Dault, “The irony of (really) big expectations”, July 3

               Art Nexus, Tatiana Flores, “The Armory Show”; (photo), No. 53; volume 3

               Art Nexus, Marisol Martell, “Palm Beach Contemporary” (photo), No. 52; volume 3;

               Toronto Star, Christopher Hume, “People palace and a Treasure chest” (photo), March, 14;

2003        2003Rheinesche Post, Bertram Müller, Schlafende Giganten, (photo), Oct. 29;

               Handelsblatt, Christian Herchenröder, “Altes Blut in neuen Adern”, (photo) Dusseldorf, Oct. 31;

               Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Rose-Maria Gropp, “Zurück nach vorn zu den Wurzeln”, Nov. 1;  

               Kölner Stadt Anzeiger, Martin Oehlen, “Die Welt der Kunst”, (photo), Oct. 29;

               Kunst Film Biennale, Kathrin Luz, “Uns kennt die halbe Welt nur nicht Ehrenfeld…”, (photo), Köln, Oct. 31;

               Observer Sverige AB: John Peter Nilsson, “Jätter som svävar I taket”, (photo), Stockholm, June 7;

Espace: Natasha Hébert, “Il Palazzo della Libertá: Un projet elusive-subversif, sans attention aux bonnes maniéres, (photo) Winter 2003-2004

Surfacing Journal: “Max Streicher—Silenus”, (photo), Summer, Volume 24: issue 2

Lola: Jeffery Matt, “Silenus at 401 Richmond” (photo), Lola 15, vol. 7, no. 1, Toronto, spring;

Toronto Star: Peter Goddard, “Streicher’s benign giants” (photo), Jan. 11;

2002        Edmonton Journal: Gilbert Bouchard, “Artist put patrons in the thick of giant inflatables” (photo), Sept. 17;

The Globe and Mail: Sarah Milroy, “Divine Comedy”, (photo), Toronto, Sept. 7;

Espace: Gill McElroy, “Lamentation” (photo), Montreal, Autumn;

                The Chronicle-Journal: Peter Fergus-Moore, “ Sleeping Giants: Comatose, Disturbing” (photo), Thunder Bay, Ontario, March 12;

2001        The Star Phoenix: Sheila Robertson, “Challenging Boundaries” (photos), Regina, Sept. 29;

World Sculpture News: Paula Gustafson, “Max Streicher at Monte Clark Gallery” (photo), Hong Kong, winter;

Espace: Paula Gustafson, “Max Streicher: Giants” (photo), Montreal, spring;

2000        Konstperspektiv: Fred Andersson, “Experimental konst i värmländsk hage”, Sweden, Argang 28;

                The Globe and Mail: Blake Gopnik, "Signs prove consumer culture is more than just a straight sell", Toronto, August, 26;

                Lola: Catherine Osborne, “logocity”, Toronto, Autumn;

Lola: Sherri Irvin, “Sleeping Giants” Toronto, Autumn; 

1999        Eimsbuettler Wochenblatt: “Kunst & Gottesdienst” (photo), Hamburg, Nov. 4, 1999;

1998        Canadian Art: Corina Ghaznavi, "Space Invaders" (photo), Toronto, Autumn;

                Beaux-Arts Magazine: Chloe Braunstein, "Le Confable" (photo), Paris, October;

                The Globe and Mail: Blake Gopnik, "The last laugh" (photo), Toronto, August, 1;

1997        Tucun Sanomat: Raili Suoninen, "Terveiset Ulapalta", Turku, Finland, June 3,;

                Ha'aretz:, Haifa, Israel, March 20;

1996        The Globe and Mail: Alanna Mitchell, "Alberta gallery features fractured fairy tales", Nov. 2;

Atelier, Journal of Contemporary Art: Andela Hrova, " Utahnuty Provaz", Prague, June 13;

                The Prague Post: Randi Druzin, "Modern Babylon", Prague, April 24;

                Labyrint: Max Streicher: Synagoga na Palmovce, Prague, April;

1995        The Globe and Mail: John Bently Mays, "Two shows that show the unshowable", Sept. 9;

Atelier, Journal of Contemporary Art: “Sever a Jil v Plasich-Krizeni poedniku”, Prague, Sept;

                NOW Magazine: Deirdre Hanna, "Inflatable hunters make for Bay Street metaphor", April 20;

1994        Canadian Art: Gary Michael Dault, "Tragically Hip" (photograph), Toronto, winter;

                Eye magazine: Oliver Girling, "Wired up from Degree Zero", Toronto, Oct. 6;

                The Toronto Star: Christopher Hume, "Naked State Show Illuminates Dark New Age", Sept. 22;

                Sunday Magazine, Toronto Sun: Lisa Balfour Bowen, "Body Language", Sept. 18;

1993        Parcours Arts Visuels: Marguerite Anderson: "Toronto Underground", Montreal, autumn;

1991        The Globe and Mail: Kate Taylor: "Sculptors at play with a sense of fun", Oct. 23;

NOW Magazine: Deirdre Hanna, "Nether Mind displays new face of Canadian art", May 28;

1990        FUSE: Steve Reinke, "Off the Beaten Track: The Crossing", (photo), Toronto, spring.

1989        Work Seen: David Renaud: "The Crossing-Art: Church Site for Group Show", Toronto, Nov.

                Metropolis: Linda Genereux, "Crossing - Art Crosses Barriers", Nov. 2.


contact: maxs (at) istar (dot) ca