Egon Zippel was born in Timișoara, Romania, in 1960 to German parents. When Nicolae Ceaușescu rose to power in 1964, the Zippels presciently left for the Mannheim-Heidelberg region, Germany, to begin life anew.

After a stunt in the German Bundeswehr 1979-1981, Egon studied graphic design at the University of Mannheim, and received a Fulbright Scholarship comprising an introductory month at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the academic year of 1984-85 at the University of Texas in Austin. Over the next few years, he studied computer graphics at the New York Institute of Technology, and continued with postgraduate studies at the Institute for New Media at the Staedel Art Academy in Frankfurt 1993-1994 under Peter Weibel.

During the early ’90s Egon also lived part-time in Milan, Italy, until eventually settling again in New York City in 1996. Currently he maintains studios in New York and Berlin.

Egon believes in predetermination as well as free will and everything in-between. Wrestling with these contradictions makes life playful and infinitely more complex.

Major exhibitions ( * = group shows )

——2017

UPCOMING:
EGON ZIPPEL / EDGAR ZIPPEL
FORWARD 2 NOW
Makeshift Museum Los Angeles, May 12th  – June 23rd
Egon Zippel: Devandalizing / Book signing “Egon Zippel 1987 – 2017”
Edgar Zippel: Portraits from the series “The Young Europeans” and scenarios & landscapes from the series “Bosnia-Herzegovina After The War”

——2016

EGON ZIPPEL THE DEVANDALIZER NYC / B
Fata Morgana Galerie, Berlin Dec. 9 – 23
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EGON ZIPPEL c/o Kunstsalon Europa
Berlin, Dec. 8 (1 Day only)
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55 SULLIVAN, New York, N.Y., USA
Nov. 3 till Dec. 23
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60 AMERICANS, Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles, C.A., USA*

EGON ZIPPEL, THE DEVANDALIZER,  Metropolink-Festival, Heidelberg, Germany

EGON ZIPPEL THE DEVANDALIZER c/o I. & K. Moessle, Frankfurt, Germany
   

——2015
WAH: A NEW DIVERSITY, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA*

 
——2014
ABSORB…  3rdEye(Sol) Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA*

 —–2013
SUPERLOGOS, Orchard Windows Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA

 
——2012
EGON ZIPPEL THE DEVANDALIZER,  Orchard Windows Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA

 
——2009
ARTSCOUT ONE, Mannheim, Germany*

——2008
THE ART/IVF SHOW, Salon 319, New York, N.Y., USA*

RECENT PAINTINGS, c/o Patrick Orban, New York, N.Y., USA
   to see the original painting, click HERE

——2006
BITS, PIECES, GOLD…  AND WAITING, BAU (Beacon Artists Union), Beacon, N.Y., USA
  

WAVES OF LIGHT, Hudson ArtsWalk, Hudson, N.Y., USA*
  

NOISE, BAU (Beacon Artists Union), Beacon, N.Y., USA*
——2005
TRANSITIONS, BAU (Beacon Artists Union), Beacon, N.Y., USA *

——2004
EVERYDAY WONDERS 365, Magazzini del Cotone, Genoa, Italy*
——2001
Gallery X, Harlem, New York, NY., USA*
——2000
EKANS & TAR, video shown at Basel Art Fair (with ZING magazine, New York)
——1999
SUBLIFE Installation at club LIMELIGHT, in collaboration with music label !K7, New York, N.Y., USA
 
——1998
Art Exchange FAIR, Gallery 214 Lafayette, New York, N.Y., USA*

BROKEN HORIZON, Installation at club TUNNEL, New York, N.Y., USA
——1997
ANTALOGIA: THE POWER OF WORDS AND SIGNS:
– Sala Franco, Trieste, Italy*
– Gasworks, London*
– Cornerhouse, Manchester*
– Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York*Index gallery, Osaka*
– FIA Inc., Kyoto*


Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, gallery Pierogi 2000, New York*
——1996
AUSTERITY MEASURES, Gallery 214 Lafayette, New York, N.Y., USA *

 SIX ARTISTS, Gallery 214 Lafayette, New York, N.Y., USA *

——1995
WERTEWELTEN (World of Values), Galerie Wolf, Berlin, Germany

LIGHTFLOWER, Boudouir, Berlin, Germany

——1994
“AKTION POPE”, Rome (live transmission via cell phone of an encounter with the pope)

“AKTION POP”, Frankfurt City (Posters and live phone line, in collaboration with the Institute for New Media, Frankfurt, Germany, which resulted in the nomonation for FOERDERPREIS JUNGE KUNST (Award for young artists), Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany*

 1993
LIGHT, WORD, SYMBOL, MUDIMA foundation, Milano, Italy*

POLAROIDS, Consulate General of Germany, Milano, Italy
——1992
ORNAMETAL / TECHNOID / INSECTOID, Galerie Frank Jauss, Hamburg, Germany

THIRTY CIRCLES, EACH THREE SEGMENTS, Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, Germany*

THINGS, Galerie am Nil, Cologne, Germany*