Ferdinand Dölberg

Ferdinand Dölberg (b.1998) is an artist based in Berlin. Ferdinand is currently studying Fine Art at the University of the Arts Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin) and has taken part in an abroad scheme at Central Saint Martins in London in 2022. His work discuses themes around conventionality, and systems of power, might they be academic, bureaucratic, or authoritative. Figures and body parts, in earthy colours are drawn with chalk on Dölberg’s predominant material base of blackboards, alluding to his criticism of systematic structures. His work has been influenced by the Dadaist movement of the early 20th century who were deeply concerned with modes of flux, absurdity, experimentation, and psychic freedom opposed to the conventionally ordered world. Dölberg uses symbolism to provoke thoughts of disruptiveness and provoke ideas of political and social change. 
Solo Exhibitions include Am Ende die Leerstelle, Galerie Anton Janizewski, Berlin, Germany (2023); Bitte widersetzen!, Galerie Anton Janizewski, Berlin, Germany (2022); Wohnungsauflösung, Zuostand, Berlin, Germany  (2022); Quarantäne am Rammelsberg, Kunstsalon Haacke, Goslar, Germany (2022); Phase 1, Zuostand, Berlin, Germany (2022); Raum im Raum, Galerie Antoni Janizewski, Berlin; Germany (2020); Schaububinnen, c1 gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019).
Group Exhibitions include Where the Wild Roses Grow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2023); Inferno of the Same, The Artist Room, London, UK (2023); Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2023); Telbat, Orbit, Hamburg, Germany (2023); Reconstruction, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2022); Total Living, Stromzähler 8, Munich, Germany (2022); Feelings are real (it’s true), Galerie Anton Janizewski, Berlin, Germany (2021); Neuroplastics, Feld + Haus Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2021); Stromz hier 7, Munich, Germany (2021); Toter Salon / Sophia Süßmilch, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany (2021); Human Electricity, Mahalla, Berlin, Germany (2021); Salon in Progress – Rodzio Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2021); Black Friday, Westgermany, Berlin, Germany (2020); Void & Sound, Gallery Kai Erdmann, Hamburg, Germany (2020); Quarantäne am Rammelsberg, Kunstsalon Haacke, Goslar, Germany (2022); Strafrunde, Gallery Anna Klinkhammer, Düsseldorf, Germany (2020); Snow, Studio Huette, Berlin, Germany (2020); Do Not Repaint Randomes, Greiswalderstr.35, Berlin, Germany (2020); Bauhaus Requiem, Volksbühne Berlin by Schorsch Kamerun, Berlin, Germany (2019); The Show, alte Münze, Berlin, Germany (2019); Donko Kene zwei, Bunker Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany (2019); günstig tanken, Rheinallee 87 Tanke, Mainz (2019); Rumhängen, Raum für drastische maknahmen, Berlin (2019); Looking for Dick, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany (2019); Salon Hansa, Chausseestraße 131, Berlin, Germany (2019). Forum Factory, Berlin, Germany (2018).
Highlights and Collections
Ferdinand Dölberg was awarded with the Ulrich and Burga Knipsel foundation painting award in 2021 and 2019. He was selected for an Artist residency placement at Operndorf Afrika, Schiingensief, Burkina Faso in 2019 and received a scholarship of the German State in 2019. He also has works in the RO2 Art Collection (USA).