Icon deutschIcon english

Previous Exhibitions

The website of the Center for Art was relaunched in April, 2016. Some exhibitions before this date are listed in the Picture Gallery.

Selection of artists previously shown:

AES+F, Forensic Architecture, Klaus Bach, Heath Bunting, Oron Catts, Cod.Act, Petko Dourmana, Beate Engl, Philipp Geist, Roland Fischer, Andreas Fogarasi, Tom Früchtl, Tomoko Fuse, Alexander Hacke, Terike Haapoja, Hartung & Trenz, Dieter Jung, Mischa Kuball, Vollrad Kutscher, Via Lewandowsky, Ilona Németh, Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler, Bjørn Melhus, Mladen Miljanovic, Pavel Mrkus, Römer und Römer, David Schnell, Selma Selman, Grazia Toderi, Klaus von Gaffron, Wermke/Leinkauf, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Bernd Zimmer and many others


Previous Exhibitions

Gardening of Soul: Excerpt from the video Learning Shan Shui, Generating Feng Shui by Man Tin. A brownish-grey cloud formation can be seen on the sides, a blue river can be seen in the middle.

Gardening of Soul

20 April - 23 June 2024: The international research, art and exhibition project focuses on the theme of gardening, which is metaphorically understood as an activity of designing, sharing and simultaneously using spaces and surroundings. ... more information


Photo of the artwork "The Flamekeepers" by the artist Lilian Robl. It is a room installation from 2023. You can see a red room in which there are three deck chairs, each with a flame printed on its head pad. Two loudspeakers are set up on the floor in front of the chairs. Copyright: Lukas Hoffmann Copyright: Lukas Hoffmann

LISTENING | Focus > Europe V

10 February - 7 April 2024: The exhibition Focus > Europe V presents the works of 16 artists of the art exchange program in 2023. ... more information


Hartung | Trenz: Parkgeschehen, Lindenhofpark in Lindau, 2015; Image: Nocturnal light projections of letters on trees and ground with visitors - color atmosphere: strong contrasts, yellow-green with red and blue color spots

Hartung | Trenz: LEAVES

16 December 2023 ‒ 4 February 2024: The artist duo, known for their numerous light installations in churches and urban spaces, is developing a light installation in the sculpture garden and showing previous projects in the gallery. ... more information



30 September ‒ 3 December 2023: The group exhibition on the annual theme Nature ↔ Data explores the era of the Anthropocene through artistic means. ... more information


Alexis Dworsky: Mrgari_geo-digital stone blossoms

05 July, 2023 to 17 September, 2023 in the gallery: The artist documents and (re)constures structures of dry stone walls in Croatia; with digital means they are transformed and artistically further thought. ... more information


Exhibition Semiconductor: Spectral Constellations; Image: Still from 'Semiconductor, Spectral Constellations', 2021: The image shows a section of the installation "Spectral Constellations", a ring made up of hundreds of small circles of different sizes, colours: turquoise, light green, red, Black background

Spectral Constellations

22 April, 2023 to 25 June, 2023 in the gallery and barell vault: The British artist duo Semiconductor explores the material nature of our world and the way we experience and understand it through the lens of science and technology. ... more information


Exhibition: Fragmented World | Focus Europe IV: Annual exhibition of the Schafhof's residency programme; image: video installation by the Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Sirous, colour scheme: dark, purple-turquoise-orange

Fragmented World | Focus > Europe IV

18 February, 2023 to 10 April, 2023 in the gallery and barell vault: The exhibition presents the works of 10 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... more information


The Thin Line - Exhibition of Ukrainian photographs; Image: Volunteers knotting camouflage nets, young women in the spotlight behind a green net; Photographer: Kateryna Moskalyuk

The Thin Line

13 December, 2022 to 5 February, 2023 in the barell vault: Pop-up exhibition - Ukrainian photographers document life in their country. ... more information


View into the exhibition; installation "Die Aufstellung" by Rebekka Bauer with several hundred metal objects on pink boards between construction supports as well as free-standing photo plates

Focus Freising 2 | Rebekka Bauer: Die Aufstellung (The Compilation)

10 December, 2022 to 5 February, 2023 in the gallery on the ground floor: An installation with 550 metal objects and photographs from the family archive adressing the transmission of traumas of World War 2.  ... more information


Forced Screenings: Vernissage; image: still from the video «Dedicated to the Youth of the World II» - crowd in a concert shot from above, dark atmosphere in red-yellow

Forced Screenings: Video Footage from Ukraine 2014 - 2022

10 December, 2022 - 5 February, 2023 in the Digital*Studio: Found footage films and video performances by artists from Ukraine. ... more information


Total view of the installation by artist Zipora Rafaelov in the barrel vault of the Schafhof - European center for art of the district of Upper Bavaria. Delicate, fan-shaped installation made of 3D filament in wooden barrel vault. White motifs on seven panels stretched from the floor to the vault of the ceiling. Artist: Zipora Rafaelov; Photo: Klaus Zipa

Zipora Rafaelov: Wolf and Lamb

1 October to 27 November, 2022 in the barell vault and the gallery on the ground floor: Large-format cutouts and a new installation in the barrel vault of the Schafhof create an exciting game of hide-and-seek using light and shadow.  ... more information


The Thin Line - Exhibition of Ukrainian photographs; Image: Volunteers knotting camouflage nets, young women in the spotlight behind a green net; Photographer: Kateryna Moskalyuk

The Thin Line

24 August to 16 September, 2022 in the barell vault: Pop-up exhibition - Ukrainian photographers document life in their country.  ... more information


Image: Adam Szabo: Curse of Time, detail, vectorized: round and irregularly cut shadow shapes in relief, black on red background; Exhibition Remix 3: Light & Shadow at Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria 2022

Remix 3: Light and Shadow

9 July to 25 September, 2022 in the gallery on the ground floor: Exhibition with works by Barbara Nagy and Ádám Szabó from Hungary in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria.  ... more information


Simulation of the exhibition "Another Space" by Pavel Mrkus at the Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern; a complex white line structure fills the front wall of the barrel vault in the Schafhof, starting from the vanishing point of the central perspective

Pavel Mrkus: Another Place

30  April to 26 June, 2022 | prolonged until 3 July, 2022: In a space-filling video installation, the dynamic light composition by renowned Czech artist Pavel Mrkus merges the real and the virtual space. .  ... more information


Dirk Pleyer: sketch of a painting for the exhibition "Night Vision" at Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern; image: abstract brushstrokes in green-white-black shades

Night Vision

30 April - 26 June 2022 / prolonged until 3 July, 2022!: Jürgen Bürgin, Martim Brion, Dirk Pleyer: The juxtaposition of painting and photography in the context of the year's theme enables a comparison of the artistic media in their search for the representation of light. ... weiterlesen


Focus Europe II+III - Exhibition at Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria; Image: Katinka Hajas: Blue, photography - white wash with dissolving blue pigments against a blue sky

Focus Europe II+III

26  February to 18 April, 2022: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation, Video - The exhibition shows the work of 17 artists who had participated in the artist exchange in 2020 and 2021 within the framework of the European Art Scholarship of the District of Upper Bavaria.  ... more information


Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler: Danube #155, 2019, detail; silver gelatin print, 90 x 115 cm / b/w photo: group of people in the foreground on the bank of a large river, buildings and industrial plants in the background.

Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler: By the Rivers

11  December, 2021 to 13 February, 2022: Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler's photo project "By the Rivers" offers a poetic view of Europe along the continent's great rivers.  ... more information


Detail from a drawing by Paweł Warchoł

DACHAU – OŚWIĘCIM: A Lively Friendship between Artists

prolonged! 3  October to 5 December, 2021: an exhibition with artists from Dachau and Oświęcim.  ... more information


Exhibition 2021 Art and Healing - Alfed Ullrich: Patterns

Art and Healing – A Roma Contribution for Europe

24  July to 26 September, 2021: Valérie Leray (F), Selma Selman (BH), Dan Turner (GB), Alfred Ullrich (D) - artists with Sinti and Roma heritage question concepts of time, space, nature and community.  ... more information


Decaying Sugar Factory in Sládkovičovo, Slovakia; Ilona Németh: Ilona Németh: Eastern Sugar, photo: Olja Triaška Stefanović

Eastern Sugar Oberbayern

24 April to 18 July, 2021: Eastern Sugar is an international, interdisciplinary, contemporary visual art project with strong focus on artistic research. The participatory installation "Sugarloaf Manufacture and Archive" by Ilona Németh offers an insight into the function and history of the sugar industry in Slovakia. The exhibition "Crossing Borders" shows three artistic positions that explore, question and subversively overcome the borders in Europe.  ... more information


Focus Europe II LIVE - title over a blue map of Europe with hilighted borders of the partner countries

Focus Europe II LIVE

11 February to 9 June, 2021: Presentation and talks with seven participants at the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria 2020 as well as a greeting by the president of the District Council and an introduction.  ... more information


Blick in die Ausstellung "Das Narrenschiff" von Andereas Kuhnlein im Tonnengewölbe des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern

Andreas Kuhnlein: The Ship of Fools

prolonged until 11 April, 2021: In his installation The Ship of Fools, comprising over 100 sculptures, artist Andreas Kuhnlein thematizes protagonists of all manner of historical events, people, ourselves.. ... more information


 Detail of a painting by Bernd Zimmer; a watercourse and vegetal cover in an expressive manner of painting are visible; green is the dominant color

Bernd Zimmer – Natural History(ies)

prolonged until 18 April, 2021: The exhibition shows a series of large painterly works on nature and natural history concerning the formation of families, species and individual objects. ... more information



Eine abstakte Landschaft vor schwarzem Hintergrund mit einem halbfertigen Gebäude im Mittelpunkt.
© Ariel Caine 

Forensic Architecture: The Destruction of Yazidi Cultural Heritage

5 September - 29 November, 2020: Forensic Architecture is an independent art and research group founded in 2011 based at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.. . ... more information


Foreground: Csongor Sziget: SpaceSheep, Sculpture 2013/2020  / Background: chalk lithograph, Anton Unthal Freising publishing house, around 1850/60, City Museum Freising, collection of the Historischer Verein, Inv.Nr. 4269

New Beginnings

27 June - 30 August, 2020: 200 Years of the Schafhof | 15 Years of the European Center for Art - an exhibition organized in cooperation with the City Museum of Freising. . ... more information


 Exhibition Focus Europe I - view into the vault


Prolonged until 14 June, 2020 – Reopening on 19 May, 2020! / 22 February - 13 April, 2020: The exhibition presents the works of the 15 artists who participated in the European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria in 2019. . ... more information


 Stephanie Senge und Tim Bennett: Wählen


14 December, 2019 - 16 February, 2020: The exhibition examines the artistic and scientific freedoms that we enjoy in our time inspired by the 70th anniversary of the German constitution.. . ... more information


Research NATURE | LIFE; image: Terike Haapoja: Community, video installation

Research NATURE | LIFE

5 October - 1 Dezember, 2019: An exhibition focusing on the representation of nature and life, a presentation of the innovative interdisciplinary field of "biological art" around the intersection between art and science. ... more information


Eine Frau im einem VR-Headset steht inmitten einer virtuellen Landschaft aus Hochhäusern
© Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) Karlsruhe 


12 July - 29 September, 2019: Banz & Bowinkel (Germany), Clemens Fürtler (Austria), Marc Lee (Switzerland) - Three artistic positions will be presented in the exhibition which deal in different ways with technology and the topic of urbanization as well as the connection of real and virtual spaces. ... more information



Research CONCEPT / IDEAS # Elsa Gomis, Rudolf Pacsika: Relationen

6 April - 23 June, 2019: Employing a wide range of artistic strategies, both artists deal with social concepts and contexts. Elsa Gomis brings together traces of current and historical events related to migration. Rudolf Pacsika creates visual metaphors for the manipulability of the paradoxical relationship of reality and media images. ... more information



Research CONCEPT / IDEAS # Mischa Kuball: five suns / after Galileo

6 April - 10 June, 2019: Mischa Kuball’s installation alludes to both the conflict and common ground between science and art. His use of light is consistently linked to a reflecting on social, political and (natural) scientific concerns. ... more information


Artur Rozen: Black Flag, video, 2014


16 February - 31 March, 2019: The exhibition introduces the works of the Polish, Hungarian and Upper-Bavarian artists who took part in the artist-in-residence-program in 2018. A central topic are the connections between people, thoughts, places, times and objects.. ... more information


Fragile! - Ulrike Riede: Cube

Fragile! Artistic Concepts with Glass

20 October - 2 December, 2018: Artists from the field of the fine arts explore the possibilities and limitations of glass and use a fragile material to extend it through innovative approaches and concepts.  ... more information


Wuthering Heights - exhibition

Wuthering Heights

1 September -  7 October, 2018 (on the ground floor until 14 October): The title has been borrowed from the novel by Emily Brontë, which describes feelings as inescapable forces of nature. The exhibition juxtaposes current works from the fields of painting and electronic images on the theme of emotion.  ... more information


Andriy Hir: Superstition / We have one such man who can send on others those worms from the ground, Foto: Maksim Belousov

Andriy Hir: Beast from the East

30 June -  26 August, 2018: The subject of Andriy Hir's large-format paintings and bizarre figures are the myths and superstitions of the Carpathian region. This reflection of mysticism, magic and the underlying fears of an ancient cultural region displays an important spectrum of this year's theme, emotion.  ... more information


Philipp Geist: InBetween - Schafhof 1

Philipp Geist: InBetween

14 April -  3 June, 2018: Philipp Geist, an artist who has become world famous for his spectacular light installations, displays two room-sized installations: The barrel vault becomes the walk-in light art installation InBetween, while in the gallery on the ground floor, underwater photographs of rivers from all over the world offer unfamiliar perspectives in the multi channel video Riverine Zones... more information


Corinna Gosmaro: Take care of


24 February  -  2 April, 2018: Memory and emotion - These works by artists from three countries revolve around structures for preserving cultural memories in objects, images and media.  ... more information


Ausstellung Resonanzen mit Georg Küttinger und Hans Wesker, Foto: Hans Wesker (C) VG Bild-Kunst e.V.

Resonances: Georg Küttinger and Hans Wesker

15 December, 2017 - 18 February, 2018: The exhibition on the ground floor of Schafhof presents photographies by Georg Küttinger along with a sound installation by Hans Wesker. The two works are independent, however, related to each other due similar structural elements.  ... more information


Via Lewandowsky: Murmeln in Sektor Null

Via Lewandowsky: Murmur in Sector Zero

21 October - 3 December, 2017: Via Lewandowsky developed a new artwork for the exhibition in the European Center for Art.. Sound elements are playing an important role in his sculptural-installative objects.  ... more information


Steven Tevels: Solanum Tuberosum Sound Synthesis

Steven Tevels: Solanum Tuberosum Sound Synthesis

25 August - 15 October, 2017: Steven Tevels transforms biophysical and electrochemical processes in sound effects.  ... more information


Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E, Schafhof 2017

Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E

25 August - 3 October, 2017: Cycloïd-E is a spectacular sound sculpture more than 10 m in diameter with a hypnotic effect. ...more information


Wo das Wort ist, Schafhof 2017 © Marco Einfeldt

Where the WORD is

1 July - 20 August, 2017:  The »word«, the language as basis of the civilization, in the most varied forms of artistic - as a sign, symbol, anagram, Braille and much more. ... more information


AIR Transfer > Oronsko Ausstellung Wechselspiel

INTERPLAY: Artist exchange Transfer > Orońsko / Polen

29 April - 18 June, 2017: The exhibition presents artistic positions from Poland and Upper Bavaria with artists who took part in the artist exchange between the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko and Schafhof ‒ European Center for Art Upper Bavaria in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. ... more information


Schafhof - Auftakt: Anne Pfeifer - Ceremony

PRELUDE: Anne Pfeifer

25 February - 23 April, 2017: The exhibition program at Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria starts with a double exhition called PRELUDE. Using a pared-down formal vocabulary in her kinetic sound installations, Pfeifer intelligently combines sound and motion with the help of electronic motors. ... more information


Schafhof Künstlerhaus - Ausstellung AUFTAKT: Rhythm Section - Christoph Dahlhausen: Stabilizing Light (Freising), 2017

PRELUDE: Rhythm Section

20 February - 17 April, 2017: The exhibition program at Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria starts with a double exhition called PRELUDE. The international artist group Rhythm Section presents a varied presentation with art works of different genres connected to the topic "rhythm in fine arts".  ... more information


Szenische Konstellationen

"Scenic Constellations - The Power of Images"

17 December 2016 - 12 February 2017: The exhibition is a cooperation between the Diözesanmuseum Freising and Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria. It presents Christian devotional images from various centuries together with modern abstract paintings, exploring how these images emotionally move the viewer. ... more information


Exhibition: The Border is Open - Jeanno Gaussi: SOS

"The Border is Open..."

29 October - 27 November, 2016: Sculpture, photography and media art - German and European artists reflect on cross-border situations in politics, communication, digitalization, sensory perception, religion and robotics. ... more information


Tatjana Utz: Showtime 14


Painting, sculpture and installation: 27 August - 9 October, 2016 in the vault on the 1st floor 

Tatjana Uzt provides an inside-view into the world of travesty stars throughout her paintings and installations. She broaches the issue of gender roles and their social acceptability. ... more information


Eszter Szabó: Double Take


Painting and video animation: 27 August - 9 October, 2016 in the gallery on the ground floor

Eszter Szabó's works deal with ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they almost become invisible. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, as well as unattainable desires to be perfect is a general theme that returns in her animated paintings.. ...more information


Roland Fischer: Los Angeles Portraits L30 / Ausschnitt

Roland Fischer: IN YOUR FACE

25 June - 21 August, 2016: Exhibition in the gallery on the ground floor: 

Roland Fischer is an internationally renowned artist who is based in Munich. From 1980 onwards, Fischer became the first of the young German photographers to experiment with large-format portrait shots and developed his famous collective portraits, among other things. ... more information


Schafhof Transfer Syrien - Hiba Alansare: Fegefeuer


21 - 27 June, 2016: Exhibition in the vault on the 1st floor and in the wood nearby Schafhof: 

Six artists from Syria and Upper Bavaria who took part in the artist-in-residence project Transfer > Syria present their work in an one-week exhibition. ... more information


Schafhof - Ausstellung - Kutscher

Vollrad Kutscher: Cinemaczz

9 April - 5 June, 2016, in the vault on the 1st floor

Vollrad Kutscher is considered to be one of the pioneers of media art in Germany. He created ten new portraits of his famous series of light objects "Leuchtende Vorbilder" (Shining Examples). His video "Kartoffelmovie" (Potatomovie) is presented in a new, site specific installation. ... more information


Richard Thieler: Kino
© Marco Einfeldt 

Richard Thieler: Kino

9 April - 12 June, 2016: Exhibition in the gallery on the ground floor

Richard Thieler takes photographs of cinemas since 2009. His impressive images of the fassades of cinema buildings in the night are presented in light boxes. ... more information

Opening hours


Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 7 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm


Das Titelbild des Flyers über die Kunstwerke im Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern zeigt die Skluptur "SpaceSheep" des ungarischen Künstlers Csongor Szigeti, ein silbernes, halb abstraktes Schaf auf einer Wiese.
Brochure about the Sculpture Garden in the outdoor area of the Center for Art
To download: PDF 10 MB