Ingo Kleinert




Ingo Kleinert was born in Bunzlau, Germany in 1941 and migrated to Australia with his family in 1949. From 1960 to 1963 he studied art at Caulfield Technical College and Melbourne Teachers College. In 1968 Ingo travelled extensively in Europe and worked in London until returning to Australia in 1974. Ingo taught at the Canberra School of Art from 1976-1996. He directed ACT 1, 2 & 3 performance events in Canberra from 1978 to 1982 and was awarded an Australia Council Artists Development Grant in 1993.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery, Wangaratta
2010 Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2009 Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2007 Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2007 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2005 Legge Gallery, Sydney
2004 Legge Gallery, Sydney
2004 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Legge Gallery, Sydney
2001 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Legge Gallery, Sydney
2000 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1998 Legge Gallery, Sydney
Drill Hall Gallery, The Australian National University, Canberra
1997 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1996 Croft Picot Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
1994 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1993 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1992 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1991 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1990 Legge Gallery, Sydney
1986 Arts Council Gallery, Canberra; Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1981 Goethe Institute, Canberra; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1979 Goethe Institute, Canberra
1979 Link Gallery, Canberra.
1978 Goethe Institute, Canberra: Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
1975 Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Something in the Air, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.
2009 The history of the National Photography Prize, Albury Art Gallery, Albury.
2008 Boutwell Draper Gallery. Sydney
2008/9 The Eye of the Dog. Ipswich Art Gallery, 3 Nov 2008-8 Feb. 2009
2008 Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2007 Auckland Art Fair, Boutwel Draper Gallery, Sydney
2004 Who Cares? Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2000 Art & Land: Contemporary Australian Visions, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa Qld, (touring exhibition Asia/Australia)
2000 Prelude, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
2000 Melbourne Artfair 2000, Melbourne
1999 We Are Australians, (touring exhibition Australia)
1999 Mixed Media, Legge Gallery, Sydney
98-99 Suddenly the lake, Weereewa: Lake George, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
1998 Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1998 Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1996 Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1996 International Sculpture Event, (UNESCO), Toolangi, Vic.
1996 Breaching the Divide, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn, NSW
1995 The Eye of the Dog, Canberra National Sculpture Forum,
1995 Capital Works, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University; Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore; The University Museum & Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
1994 Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1994 100% Tracy, 24HR Art, Darwin, NT
1990 Canbrart, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
1990 Detail, Canberra School of Art Gallery
1989 Capital Art, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
1989 Two Reference Points, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
1989 National Photographic Exhibition, Albury Regional Art Centre, Albury, NSW
1987 A Certain Place, Artspace, Sydney
1977 Abraxmas, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra


Allen, Allen and Helmsley Collection, Sydney; Albury Regional Art Centre, Albury, NSW; Artbank; Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst, NSW; Burrawang West Station Collection, Ootha, NSW; Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra; Griffith University Gallery, Griffith, NSW; Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, Canberra; Moorilla Estate, Tasmania; Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Library of Australia, Canberra; Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Corrigan Collection, Sydney; PricewaterhouseCoopers Art Collection, Canberra; World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA.


Public Art
2008 Speaking of History VI (2008), VII (2008) & VII (2008), National Asbestos Research Institute, Concord, Sydney

2004 Wall sculpture, Gateway Project, Kingston Foreshore Development, Canberra
1996 Public Sculpture Commission, Nelson Polytechnic/City Council Nelson, New Zealand.


By the Artist
Kleinert, I. 1978, Act 1: An Exhibition of Performance and Participatory Art, 4-12 November 1978, Arts Council of Australia ACT Division and Australian National University, Canberra.
Kleinert, I. 1982, Act 3 Canberra: Ten Australian Performance Artists, exh. cat. 8-10 October 1982, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra

Gates, Merryn. ed 2010, Ingo Kleinert: Two Decades. SFAPress, Canberra.
Clark, Deborah, ed. 2010, Something in the Air, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra (forthcoming)
Mirams, Jacinta & Jules Boag, 2009, The History of the National Photography Prize, Albury Art Gallery, Albury NSW..
McFarlane, Jenny. ‘The Gleaner,’ Unearthed, Boutwell Draper Gallery, 28 May -20 June 2009
Allen, Traudi. 2008, Homesickness: Nationalism in Australian Visual Culture, Macmillan Art Publishing, South Yarra Vic. 2008
Allen, Traudi. 2007, ‘Reconciliations: A Way of Life,’ exh. cat. Boutwell Draper Gallery, 19 Sep- 20 October 2007.
McQueen, H. 2001/2, ‘Sculpture, Architecture and Urban Design,’ Art Monthly Australia, No. 146, December 2001-February 2002, pp. 20-22.
La Gerche, G. 2000, We Are Australian, exh. cat. Melbourne Festival.
Wilson, K. 2000, Art and Land: contemporary Australian visions, exh. cat. The Asialink Centre and Noosa Regional Gallery.
Philp, A. 1999, Living in the Seventies, exh. cat. 24 April-15 August 1999, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra.
Kelly, P. 1999, Suddenly the Lake, Weereewa: Lake George, Canberra Museum and Gallery, exh. cat. 12 December 1998 -11 April 1999.
The Australian National University,1998, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities, The Australian National University, Canberra, p. 3.
International Sculpture Event Toolangi Australia 1996, exh. cat.
8e Festival International du Film Sur L’art, Montreal , (Quebec), exh. cat. 6-11 March 1990, p. 85.
Edwards, G. 1998, In Place: Recent Work by Ingo Kleinert, exh. cat. 2 April- 3 May 1998, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU.
Breaching the Divide: Nine Artists Exploring Goulburn, exh. cat. 11 May-8 June1996, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.
Kleinert, S. 1995, ‘Landscapes of Memory,’ Capital Works: Contemporary Art from the Australian Capital, exh. cat. 8-24 September 1995 Drill Hall Gallery; Canberra; 17-26 November 1995, Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore, pp. pp. 63-67.
Manning, J. 1995, ‘Ingo’s Dingo’s Haunt the Hill,’ Canberra Times, April 1995, p. 23.
Canberra National Sculpture Forum 95, exh. cat. 1-3 April 1995, Canberra, p. 27.
Fox, S. & T. John, 1994, 100% Tracy, 24 HR Art, Darwin exh. cat.
Topliss, H. 1993, ‘The Smooth and the Rough: the Work of Ingo Kleinert,’ Art Monthly Australia, No. 62, August 1993, pp. 18-19.
Lynn, E. 1990, ‘Giving Space to Time’s Paradoxes,’ Weekend Australian, 25-26 August 1990.
Ewington, J.1990, Detail: a Small Exhibition in the Environment, exh. cat. 19 April-19 May 1990, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra.
Gertsakis, E. 1989, Icons from the Memory,’ in Two Reference Points, exh. cat 26 October-18 November 1989, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Britton, S. (ed.), A Decade at the E.A.F. Graphic Services, Northfield SA, 1984, p. 32.
‘Ingo Kleinert: Greetings from Canberra (1978), Photographic works Post Cards, Monument to Capital Hill (1979),’ Aspect: Art and Literature, Ethnic Double Issue, Vol. 5/1-2, 1980, p.99.
Sheridan, N. E.A.F Adelaide 75, The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 1975, unpaged.