Patrick Ostrowsky

born 1991 in Schwandorf, Germany, lives and works in Munich and Basel

Patrick Ostrowsky is concerned with sculpture and its relation to space, its function and interface with architecture and design. The theories of Minimal Art, Post Minimal Art and Land Art enter his work in many ways. The artist examines the dichotomous tensions between residual nature and technology, past and future, center and border, form and anti-form. Following a site-specific, experimental, and process-oriented artistic approach, he makes use of the technique of casting, whereby the examination of seemingly contradictory material properties and the appropriation of everyday objects are crucial. Guided by material aspects of places and phenomena of abstract imprints into urban landscape, he is concerned with transferring structures of urban life and strategies of temporary architecture to sculpture.


Master class, Institute Art Gender Nature HGK, FHNW with Chus Martinez and Filipa Ramos, Basel, CH

Diploma, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, DE
Master Student of Prof. Florian Pumhösl

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, DE

Prof. Florian Pumhösl

Department of Sculpture, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT

Prof. Hans Schabus

Accademia di Belle Arti Roma, Rome, IT

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, DE

Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Kerstin Brätsch, Anne Imhof

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, DE

Prof. Gerhard Merz, Prof. Franz Wanner

History of Art, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE


Solo exhibitions (selection)

A Home, Patrick Ostrowsky @park, Various Others 2023, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

PAST LIFE, Patrick Ostrowsky @park, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

unkultiviert, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

in your face (with Benedikt Gahl), Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE
weeklyissues No.8 – The boundaries of good taste, Fructa.Space, Munich, DE
if you see her, say hello, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NOR
I walked around the plaza with my shoes off, City Hall for culture, Lichtensteig, CH

Paulusplatz 5, Institute of Sculpture, Vienna, AT
Housing as a sculptural process, Raum 21 A.EG, Munich, DE

object/double, Goldberg Galerie, Munich, DE

fountains (landart project), Nissoria, Sicily, IT

Group Exhibitions (selection)

Opus MAGNUM, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE
Passage, TIP – Theory in Practice, Munich, DE
Homie, Two Person Show, Kebbelvilla, Schwandorf, DE
LISTENING, Schafhof, Europäisches Kunstforum Oberbayern, Freising, DE

El Gran Grito, Diploma exhibition Bachelor and Master Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW,

Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH

ENERGIE:ENERGEIA, DELPHI_space/außenstelle, Freiburg, DE

GLÜHEN, Kösk, Munich, DE

Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich, DE

MIND≈BODY≈MATTER, Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, DE

TACKER, Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, DE

IN SITU PARADISE, 1. Lindau Biennale, Lindau, DE

The milk of dreams, Mini Group Show, Venice Biennale, IT

Summer Show, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE
Relational Bodies – Young Talent Award City of Munich,, Munich, DE

Stasi Frenetica, Artissima Unplugged, Palazzo Madama, Torino, IT
Degree Show: SENSORY SPACES, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, DE
Junge Kunst, Städtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus, Lemgo, DE
VEE, Hof Froh Ussicht, Samstagern, Zurich, CH

DOGO TOTALE, Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig, CH
My issues are sweeter than yours, edel.extra, Nuremberg, DE
Perronpreis, Municipal Museum, Frankenthal, DE
SPARDA Ostbayern, Municipal Museum, Amberg, DE
Kunsthalle(n) Toggenburg, City Hall for Culture, Lichtensteig, CH
citizen, an activity, CoMA, Munich, DE

L’affiso mi piace, Interzone Gallery, Rome, IT
From Romania with Love, Vordere Zollamtstaße, Vienna, AT

Zimmerfrei 17, Hotel Mariandl, Munich, DE
Boxenstop I, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE
Koordinaten, Alter Wasserturm, Dachau, DE

16:13, MACRO di Testaccio, Rome, IT
Eloquentia, CAM Art Gallery, Rome, IT
Omnibus 3000, Galerie der Künstler, BBK Munich, DE

Ich hab noch nie eine Ananas gemalt, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, DE
Deplaced, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt, DE
Kunsthoch 43, Universität der Künste, Berlin, DE
Komödie der Vereinfachungen, Kunstarkaden, Munich, DE

This is why art is great, offspace, Amalienstraße Munich, DE
Pauls Appartment, offspace, Zweibrückenstraße Munich, DE
Schwellenländer, Farbenladen, Munich, DE

Ersten Fünf, Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
Orgeln, collaboration with Lotte Lindner and Till Steinbrenner, Akademiegalerie, Munich, DE

Ersten Fünf, Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
Orgeln, collaboration with Lotte Lindner and Till Steinbrenner, Akademiegalerie, Munich, DE

Awards / Grants

USA Scholarship of the State of Bavaria

Scholarship Young -art, Bayern Innovativ

Catalogue Funding, Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art

Catalogue Funding, City of Nuremberg

Catalogue Funding, LfA Förderbank Bayern

Debutant Award, City of Nuremberg and Kunsthaus Nuremberg

Studio Scholarship by the State of Bavaria, Munich

Project Funding, Artist Book, Won’t come home today, LfA Förderbank Bayern

Emerging Artist Award, City of Munich with Kunstclub 13

Project funding, Erwin und Gisela von Steiner foundation

Debutant Funding, BBK Nuremberg

Sparda-Bank Kunstpreis Ostbayern by the City of Amberg, DE

Project award for the exhibition Boxenstop I, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE

Project Funding for the exhibition Omnibus 3000, Akademieverein, Munich, DE
Winner of talent award 2016 by Generazione H in collaboration with MARCO di Testaccio, Rome, IT


Artist in Residence, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, AT

Artist in Residence, Sasso Residency, Vairano, Ticino, CH

Artist in Residence, Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig, CH

Artist in Residence, Casa di Pantò, Nissoria, IT
Artist in Residence, Cittadellarte University of Ideas; Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT


“unkultiviert. sculptural positions”, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

„Won‘t Come Home Today“, diploma, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, DE

Selected Works

Patrick Ostrowsky

new monuments for Munich (Hochhaus), 2020

Patrick Ostrowsky

aufpasserin, 2021

Patrick Ostrowsky

Structures of Existence, 2024

Patrick Ostrowsky

relief #6 (solicitous), 2024

Patrick Ostrowsky

lines of spring, 2024

Patrick Ostrowsky

almsbox IV (via interiora), 2024


Selected Exhibitions

Patrick Ostrowsky

plant II, 2023

Glasierte Keramik
17 x 12 x 11 cm