Sergej Dott


Berlin, Germany
Berlin-based Artist Sergej Alexander Dott is best known for his public interventions. In 2003 he realized his project “Himmelsblumen” at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Oversized roses were installed as temporary sculptures between modern architecture. The playful way of connecting the artificial nature to the open space between the buildings was first and foremost intended to catch the attention of passersby. Albeit there was certainly much more of content hidden in this work of Sergej Alexander Dott’s. The symbolic history of the rose is complex: for the Greeks the rose was a symbol of love, with the beginning of Christianity the rose became the mask of the devil, later on its essence was used to heal dejections.

Sergej Alexander Dott’s work consists of sculptures, installations, photography, and drawings. Every project Dott undertakes is seen through inventions of new forms, sometimes overlapping with older projects but often leading to completely new expressions. Neon tubes commonly used in public space for advertising combined with photography as in his work “6 Luminescent Objects” become advertisements for the artwork itself. What the artist himself describes as “Neon-Comics” are conceptual artworks with a good sense of humor.
What is of interest to the artist are temporary changes of familiar surroundings in order to invoke associations of all sorts. The unexpected is intended to train the eyes for everyday life.

place & year of birth
1959

featured galleries
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solo exhibitions
2007
'Column II', Gallery Rossella Junck, Berlin, Germany

2006
Art-for-architecture Facade design Berlin-Weißensee, Obersteiner Weg, Berlin

2005
Academic art project in co-operation with the Fraunhofer-Association for the Hannover-Trade fair, Germany

2004
Facade design 'Wilde Nature', Neonfacade, Kollwitzstraße, Berlin, Germany

2003
'Himmelsblumen', art installation for the 5th anniversary of the DaimlerChrysler quaters at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany
'Blütenträume', Augsburg-Park, Augsburg, Germany

2002
'Sergej Dott', Gallery Kühn, Berlin
'Bronzekönig', Rathausvorplatz, Ichenhausen, Germany

2001
'Alltägliches als absurdes Theater', Gallery Kühn, Bremen
Facade design 'Die Rückkehr der Kühe', Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Straße, Berlin

2000
Presentation for architectural bounded art, Berlin
Facade design 'Blüten', Pappelallee, Berlin

1999
Façade project 'KUHUUNST', Kollwitzstraße 18, Berlin
Facade project 'Die Adern leuchten', Kunstberatung Berlin

1998
ARTCO Projektraum, Leipzig
Facade-Portrait-Installation Kollwitzstraße / Corner Knaackstraße, Gallery Blickensdorff
'Neonbilder' exhibition in the Ufa-Fabrik, Berlin
Publishing of the 'Kunstaktie'

1997
'Leuchtender Pfad ', facade project, Kollwitzstr. 18, Gallery Blickensdorff, Berlin
'heilewelt Magdeburg', cultural summer rider’s fair Magdeburg, Downtown and artspace Moritzhof
Cycle 'Sodomir and the four seasons', Leipzig
1996
Space staging 'heilewelt', city hall Berlin-Köpenick
1994
'Villa Wildensteinerstraße', Berlin-Karlshorst
'Sculptures', Gallery Wohnmaschine

group exhibitions
2006
'Küssen - NIE! II', exhibition in Dresden-Neustadt, Gallery: Kunsthaus Raskolnikow
'Intermezzo', Gallery Rossella Junck, Berlin Mitte

2005
'Küssen - NIE!' Prostitutes in Berlin-Lichtenberg, photographic notes and interviews for a book project

2001
'Werkschau 7', Neues Kunstquartier Berlin
'RESERVOIR V', Aerotektura, exhibition in the cictern, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

2000
Gallery Kühn, Berlin

1999
'Menschen im Bad', City bath Berlin-Neukölln
'Der Hase', Gallery Kühn, Berlin

1998
Gallery Kühn, Berlin
ArtCo-Gallery, Leipzig
Summer exhibition, Gallery Blickensdorff, Berlin
Artists of the Gallery, Gallery Kühn, Bremen

1997
Special exhibition, Gallery Blickensdorff
'Befragung der Räume', Art-museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
'Maisons Mise en Scène', Gallery Blickensdorff

1996
'Die Brücken von Andau', 1000 years Austria
5 years studio community milk yard, Haus Schwarzenberg
'Art Centre', in the ruins of the minster, Berlin

1995
'Werkschau IV', Neues Kunstquartier Berlin
'RESERVOIR I', Labyrinth of remembering, exhibition in the cictern, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
'Art Picknick', Installation in the wood, Zukui (Japan)

1994
'Werkschau III', Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin
'Artenoa', urban space art, Köpenick
'Art Frankfurt', Gallery Wohnmaschine
'Ne Boisja Tramvai', art in and at the tram, St. Petersburg

1993
'Art Cologne', Gallery Wohnmaschine
'Art Frankfurt', Gallery Wohnmaschine
'Aufschwungost oder das Theater danach', Coffin factory, Vienna
'Werkschau 1', Neues Kunstquartier Berlin

1992
Sculptural works for the 'Requiem' of W.A. Mozart, in the Uraufführungskirche of the play in Vienna
'Über alle Grenzen', studio Alexanderplatz, Berlin