Pete Wheeler

Born 1978, New Zealand

Lives and works Berlin

 

Education:

2000 BFA

2009 MFA, University Of Canterbury

Pete Wheeler's work defies classification. Dissonance, disjunction and discord describe the disparate themes Wheeler weaves together in his combinations of unexpected imagery. From his earliest exhibition Wheeler has never been reluctant to confront big issues. Social faux pas do not register in Wheeler's practice. He shamelessly makes verbose claims belying his personal opinion on themes including religion, sex and politics. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018 (coming up)

OSME Gallery, Vienna Austria

2017

Blue Sleeps Faster Than Tuesday, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2016

Art Brussels, Ride The Lightning( with Antoine Aguilar) General Store at Art Brussels, Belgium

2014 

Busy As Hell, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2014 

Exodus Teapot Gallery, Cologne Germany

 

2011 

Paths of The Destroyer, Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, Florence Italy

 

2011 

Liste 16 Peres Projects Art Basel, Switzerland

 

2011 

When I Roll, I Roll Deep, Peres Projects Kreuzberg Berlin Germany

 

2009 

All Bets Are Off, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2009 

These Are Not Dark Days, Buia Gallery, New York NY United States

 

2008 

Last Stop Before Timelessness, Whitespace Gallery, Auckland New Zealand

 

2007 

Losing The War on Images, Whitespace Gallery, Auckland New Zealand

 

2007 

History Will Be Kind To Me, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2006 

Home Before Dark, Whitespace Gallery, Auckland New Zealand

 

2006 

Don't Believe the Hype, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2005 

Vitamin P, Mark Woolley Gallery,Portland, OR, United States

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

Till Richter Contemporary Art Museum – Schloss Buggenhagen, Germany

 

2011 

The Dicks, Teapot Gallery, Cologne Germany

 

2010 

Art Barter, HBC Berlin, Germany

 

2010 

In Fifteen Minutes Everybody Will Be Famous, Tape Modern Berlin Germany

 

2009 

Cloud 9, Christchurch Public Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand

 

2009 

Lynchmob, Kollektiv-Berlin, HBC Berlin Germany|

 

2009 

High Way Child, curated by Emilie Trice, Kollektiv-Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

Collections:

Sir James Wallace Collection, New Zealand

 

Jan Warburton Arts Trust, New Zealand

 

Lincoln University Collection, New Zealand

 

Otago University Collection, New Zealand

 

Zabludowicz Collection, London

 

Martin Sosnoff Collection, New York

 

Eileen. Kaminsky Family Foundation. New York