Carsten Recksik studied Art and Public Space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg before graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich as a student of Olaf Metzel. In 2005 Recksik was artist-in-residence at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2006 he was a funding recipient of the Kunstfonds Bonn. Recksik has served as a guest curator for various institutions such as the German Embassy in London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Modern Art Oxford and the European Commission London. As an exhibition organiser and project manager he has helped realise projects with numerous artists including Andreas Gursky, Ai Wei Wei, Paul McCarthy, Ellsworth Kelly and Pierre Huyghe. He's currently the Associate Publisher at frieze Magazine in London.





2006 Diploma / MFA Academy of Fine Arts Munich

2005 Residency FAAP Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado São Paulo/Brazil / Fine Arts

2003 Academy of Fine Arts Munich / Visual Arts / Professor Olaf Metzel

2001-2003 Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg / Art and Public Space / Professor Georg Winter



2008 DAAD-Scholarship for the USA 2009

2008 Scholarship of Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn

2007 Debutant Grant of the Bavarian Ministry of Culture and Science, Munich

2005 Scholarship Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Art School, Sáo Paolo / Brazil

2002 First prize of the annual exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

2002 Second prize at the competition of the Danner-Foundation



Pictures of people taking pictures of pictures, VICE Magazine, 2014

Olaf Breuning at the ICA London, Modern Matter Magazine, 2013

Nottingham Art Scene, Port Magazine, London, UK, 2013

Containing the Possible, Houldsworth Gallery London, TimeOut London, 2012

Diving for Pearls (in your own Soup), catalogue, Exhibition Hall of the City of Munich, 2012

Schwarz war immer die Farbe der anderen, 8 years Gallery Dina4 Munich, publication, 2011

ANNUAL, magazine, Paris, France 2011

New German Art, the, London, United KIngdom, 2010

Portrait gallery scene Munich, Evelyn Pschak,, 2010

Carsten Recksik - New Release, artist book, Salon Verlag, Cologne 2010

kunst.freunde, magazine Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2007

Carsten Recksik - Arbeiten, catalogue as part of the debutant grant of the Bavarian Ministry of Culture and Science, Munich, 2007

forschungsgruppe_f Little, publication, Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich, 2007

Notes for an art school, publication by the International Foundation Manifesta 6, article by Olaf Metzel, New York/ Nicosia, 2006

Klasse Metzel in der katholischen Akademie, catalogue, Munich, 2006

Kunststudenten stellen aus, catalogue, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, 2005

Neue deutsche Höhlenmalerei, Münchner Merkur newspaper, München 2005

Ghostacademy, publication by Uli Aigner, 2005

forschungsgruppe_f INDEX, publication by forschungsgruppe_f, 2005

Fucking good art, magazine, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2004