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 )


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”


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

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

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

SUPERLOGOS, Orchard Windows Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA

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

ARTSCOUT ONE, Mannheim, Germany*

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

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

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

BROKEN HORIZON, Installation at club TUNNEL, New York, N.Y., USA
– 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*
AUSTERITY MEASURES, Gallery 214 Lafayette, New York, N.Y., USA *

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

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

LIGHTFLOWER, Boudouir, Berlin, Germany

“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*

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

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

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

THINGS, Galerie am Nil, Cologne, Germany*