Heiner Blum (*1959 in Stuttgart) is a german conceptual artist. He studied visual communication at the Gesamthochschule Kassel from 1977-1983. He is professor for experimental spatial concepts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach since 1997.


1959 Born in Stuttgart
1977-83 Studies»Visual communication« at the Gesamthochschule Kassel
1981 Otto-Steinert-Preis of the German Society of Photography
Men are persons
1982-83 Alarm
1988 Scholarship at Villa Massimo, Roma
1991 Cité Internationale des Arts Stipendium, Paris
1991-92 Lectureships at the FH Trier
1992 Siemens-Scholarship of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
1993 Karl-Ströher-Preis, MMK Frankfurt
1994 Rotes Programm, 14-volumes series for the publisher Suhrkamp, Frankfurt
Awardee of the programm »Kataloge für junge Künstler«, Villa Hügel, Essen
1995 Fellowship-Award of Baden-Württemberg
1996 Visiting professor at the Hochschule für Künste, Bremen
1997 Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main
1998 Otto Steinert Awardee, German society of Photography, Cologne
2000-03 Schmalclub, Clubproject with students of the HfGO in cooperation with William Forsythe and the Ballet Frankfurt
2002-03 The new TAT, a theater as public space of artistic advice to a project of William Forsythe
Wollheim-Memorial, concept for the Holocaust-Memorials of the IG-Farben-Site in Frankfurt am Main
2008-11 Artemak, design of the online archive »Archiv für Techniken und Arbeitsmaterialien zeitgenössischer Künstler« of the conservator Erich Gantzert-Castrillo
2009 Reinhold-Kurth-Award of the 1822-Stiftung
Visiting professor and Artist in Residence at the Cluster »Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration« of the University of Konstanz
Heiner Blum lives in Offenbach am Main
2009-11 Ostpark 16, concept and realization of a homeless settlement in Frankfurt/Ostpark
2010-12 Motionbank, Research project about the visualization of contemporary dance with electronic media by order of the Forsythe-Company
since 2012 Associate Director und Collaborating Artist of the »Institut für Soziale Choreographie«, Frankfurt am Main
2013 Foundation of the »Institut für Klangforschung« in cooperation with the Städelschule Frankfurt and the Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Giessen
2018 Award of the Villa Concordia
Residency in Bamberg

analog photography anodizing black-and-white photography casting collage & assemblage color photography digital art drawing embossing extrusion film & video found object glassblowing gouache (technique) installation interactive art kinetic art knitting lamination laquering light art milling monochrome painting mosaic object offset printing painting photocopying photografic printing photographic processing photography plotting print projection sandblasting screen printing shaped canvas silvering sketch sound art spray painting textile art web design & web development welding
acrylic paint acrylic thickener acrylic varnish adhesive tape aluminum aluminum composite board aluminum-magnesium alloy automotive paint baryta paper battery bell cable calico canvas canvas, primed card box cardboard cardboard, indefinite carousel projector chair chalk chalkboard paint chlorine-bromine silver paper clock clothing concrete dispersion adhesive dispersion paint display doll duct tape DVD DVD player effect light egg white glaze color electric air pump electric motor eraser flat screen float glass fluorescent tube foil, indefinite glass screen printing ink glass, indefinite glue, indefinite gouache (paint) hardboard (HDF board) heat transfer foil lamp black lead light bulb lith film loudspeaker magazine mat board matt varnish medium-density fiberboard (MDF board) melamine board metal conservation coating metal, indefinite multiplex board negative offset paper paint, indefinite paper, indefinite pencil permanent red photographic paper pine wood plastic, indefinite plywood PMMA (acrylic glass) primer PVC (polyvinyl chloride) radio roof batten rubber rubber paint sand self-adhesive foil silk matt varnish silver slide film sound system spray adhesive spray paint steel studio red surface mirror glass synthetic resin paint table talc television textile, indefinite tissue titanium white truck tarpaulin two-component paint varnish, indefinite wall paint watercolor wood, indefinite