Harald Meisenberg

Harald Meisenberg

Location: Germany

Harald Meisenberg, born in Düren (Germany) in 1957, studied business management at the University of Cologne. After the intermediate diploma and a late dropping out he designed his first work of art accompanied by literary studies. At the same time he was taught in various artistic techniques by attending several courses. He created a multi-part work cycle titled `Omen Utopia´ which originates on the literary-philosophical utopia. These works of art were exhibited at the universities of Cologne, Bielefeld and Bonn. He finished his education by completing the training as a publishing house merchant. Afterwards he worked in different marketing agencies. His deep interest in fine arts made him changed to the Exhibition Hall of Germany in Bonn as an art logistician. After time he became an art inspector in an international fine art logistic company. This made him working worldwide in museums, galleries, private art collections and at art fairs. Since 2013 he works as a freelance artist.

A central theme of Meisenberg´s artistic work is `the visualization of language´ and `the languaging process of pictures´. The various work topics are develop always from a conceptual approach. Meisenberg interprets the term ´visual art´ also as a common educational process of the artist and the viewers
Always returning themes in his works of art are fragmentary motvies of labyrinths and mazes. By these motives he makes use of all the different meanings in history till current presence.

selected exhibitions:
1993 - Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur,
Universität Köln
1994 - ZiF:Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung,
Universität Bielefeld
1994 - Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Bonn
1997 - ZiF:Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung,
Universität Bielefeld
1999 - Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren - Catalogue
2000 - EURO-World, Frankfurt a. M. - Catalouge
2002 - Ecole des beaux-arts de Valenciennes (F) - Catalogue
2002 - Städtische Galerie, Verden an der Aller
2004 - co_op: Kunstverein Hildesheim - Catalogue
2008 - DIN A4: Stedelijk Museum Roermond (NL)
2015 - Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln - Catalogue
2018 - Papiermuseum Düren

1998 Art Prize: City of Düren
2000 Jury Prize: EURO-World, Frankfurt

Meisenberg organized an exhibition for students of the Ecole des Beaux-arts Valenciennes in the castle of Burgau in Düren. With students of an high school in Düren he created a large-format work of art for the european projekt EURO-World in Frankfurt.

© photos: Harald Meisenberg / VG Bild-Kunst

contact: harald.meisenberg@t-online.de



five works of art (installation)

technique: acryl, photocopies, wrapping paper

objects 1-4
size: 150 x 150 x 20 cm

object 5 (on the wall)
size ca. 350 x 350 x 20 cm

objekt 5 (on the ground)
size ca. 250 x 250 x 20 cm

size/framend: 44 x 44x 8 cm

24 digital-prints on dibond


30 assemblages

cardboxes sorted out by the Archive of Cologne are designed with numerous historical and actual objects of Cologne (e.g. stamps, photos, slides, coins, medals, maps, tickets, stickers, graphics, diagrams, records, CDs)

1 sculpture


1. sculpture with 57 modules
(installation upon a mirror)

0,60 x 0,60 x 1,53 meter

technique: acryl, photocopy and cardboard

2. 28 sculptures, each with two modules
(installation upon the the wall)

3. 4 sculptures, each with four
(presentation upon a mirror)


1999 “1999”

ISBN 3-925955-34-8

2000 “2000”

ISBN 3-89843-000-6

2002 “2002”

ISBN 2-910154-12-2

2004 “2004”

ISBN 3-936646-67-8

2016 “2016”

ISBN 978-3-87448-475-6