© 2019 by Jo Kley, imprint

24114 Kiel, Germany

updated October 2019

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 vita 

 
  • 1964, born in Ulm, Germany                                 
  • 1981-84, apprenticeship as stone-mason and stone-sculptor in Ulm, Germany
  • 1991-97, study of fine arts and sculpture (MA), Muthesius School of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany, under Prof. Jan Koblasa
  • 2012, doctor of liberal arts (DLA), University of Pécs, Hungary, under Prof. Colin Foster        
 
 
  • 1995, establishment as freelance artist in Germany
  • 1998, `KleyCity´ global art concept, installation of tower shaped sculptures in 25 countries so far
  • 2000-19, executive director of his art company `ars magnifica GmbH´
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international work and sculpture symposia
2019
  • Red Sea International Sculpture Symposium 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Os Sculpture Symposium, Bergen, Norway
  • NordArt, international exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany (participation since 2001) 
  • stone sculpture symposium, Remstal Garden Show, Baden-Würtemberg, Germany
  • art KARLSRUHE, Germany 
 
2018
  • 5. Simposio de Escultura, Santiago de Chile 
  • 1. Kyiv International Sculpture Symposium, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 3. European Sculpture Triennial in Neustadt i.H., Germany (curator and organiser)   
  • International Sculpture Symposium Minamikyushu, Japan
  • art KARLSRUHE, Germany
2017
  • Puerto Vallarta 1st International Sculptors Forum, Mexico
  • The Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xi'an, PR China
  • 3. Schorndorf Sculpture Symposium, Germany
  • NordArt, international exhibition and sculpture symposium, Büdelsdorf, Germany (organiser of the sculpture symposium 2013-2017) 
  • art KARLSRUHE, Germany
 
2016
  • International Sculpture Symposium in Bento Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Changsha International Sculpture Art Festival, PR China
  • NordArt Public Choice Award 2016
  • 5. China Wuhu Liu Kaiqu Award International Sculpture Exhibition, PR China, Bronze Award
2015   
  • 1. International Bisanthe Stone Symposium, Tekirdag, Turkey
  • 2. European Sculpture Triennial in Neustadt i.H., Germany (curator and organiser)       
2014   
  • Sculpture Saint John, Canada (site manager and teacher)
  • International Urban Sculpture Festival 2014 (JIMO),
      Qingdao, PR China
 
2013   
  • West Rutland Art Park, international sculpture symposium in Vermont, USA
  • `Stations of the Cross - Way of Martyrs Lübeck´, Germany (curator and organiser) 
  • Os International Sculpture Symposium, Bergen, Norway
  • teaching assignment at Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
 
2012   
  • 1. International Pergamon Stone Sculpture Festival, Turkey
  • Sculpture Saint John, Canada
  • 1. European Sculpture Triennial in Neustadt i.H., Germany (curator and organiser)         
 
2011  
  • sculpture workshop in Agia Varvara, Cyprus
  • Tsinghua University Centennial International Sculpture
      Exhibition, Beijing, PR China
 
2010  
  • Bronze Sculpture Exhibition in Tongling, PR China
  • Spinetoli, sculpture symposium, Italy
  • Urban Sculpture Symposium, Tangshan, PR China
  • Elbasan, sculpture symposium, Albania
  • Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium (ADISS), United Arab Emirates
 
2009   
  • Sweida, sulpture symposium, Syria
  • Tudela del Duero, sculpture symposium, Spain
  • Os International Sculpture Symposium, Bergen, Norway
 
2008  
  • Korça, sculpture symposium, Albania
  • Cerisy-la-Foret, sculpture symposium, France
  • Bingen on the Rhine, sculpture symposium, Germany 
  • Biennale de Sculpture, Ouistreham-Riva-Bella, France
      (awarded)
 
2007  
  • Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, South Korea
  • Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, Maine, USA
  • Os International Sculpture Symposium, Bergen, Norway
  • Cerisy-la-Foret, sculpture symposium, France
  • Dubai International Art Symposium, United Arab Emirates (awarded)
 
2006  
  • Puerto del Rosario, sculpture symposium, Fuerteventura, Spain
  • Yesemek Bienal, Turkey 
  • Comblain au Pont, sculpture symposium, Belgium
 
2005  
  • Atatürk University, sculpture symposium, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Dubai International Art Symposium, United Arab Emirates (awarded)
 
2004  
  • Hacettepe University, sculpture symposium, Ankara, Turkey
  • Caldas da Rainha, sulpture symposium, Portugal
 
2003  
  • Büyükcekmece, sculpture symposium, Istanbul, Turkey
  • City of Uto, artist in residence, Kyushu, Japan
 
2002  
  • Brusque, sculpture symposium, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Le Sidobre, sculpture symposium, Castres, France 
  • `Way of Friendship´, sculpture path in Bilka, Czech Republic
 
2000  
  • Aswan International Sculpture Symposium, Egypt
1999
  • travel grant for Greece, visits of antique places, Dr. Günther-Schirm-Foundation Lübeck, Germany
1998  
  • Cavaion Veronese, sculpture symposium, Italy (awarded)
 
1997
  • LEONARDO scholarship of the European Union,
    working-stay at Carrara, Italy

activities

  • more than 40 single and 130 group exhibitions in Germany and abroad since 1992 
  • recent exhibitions: news 
 
  • installation of more than 90 large scale sculptures at public places in 25 countries since 1995
 
  • participation in more than 60 international sculpture symposia worldwide since 19980ftcover
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2010 - present

2010 - present