Michail Pirgelis lives and works in Cologne. He studied under Rosemarie Trockel at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2004–2009. In 2013 he participated in Deste Prize, Athens and 5x5 Castelló, Castelló (Spain), and received the Berlin grant from Akademie der Künste. In 2010 he received the Audi Art Award for ‘New Positions’ at Art Cologne, and was an artist in residence at Schloss Ringenberg. Pirgelis was the first ever recipient of the Adolf Loos Prize from the Van den Valentyn Foundation, Cologne in 2018 and in 2007 he was awarded the Villa Romana Prize in Florence. Pirgelis’ work was shown most recently in the joint exhibition To Lose together with David Ostrowski at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (2016), as well as at Autocenter Berlin (2015) and at the Artothek in Cologne (2011). Group shows include Kunstverein Reutlingen (2018), Marta Herford (2018) the White Columns Foundation (2017), the Rubell Familly Collection, Miami (2015), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2014), Istanbul Modern (2013), Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2012), Thessaloniki Biennale (2011), Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010), Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf (2005).
Represented by Sprüth Magers.
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