Imi Knoebel BiographySelected
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Imi Knoebel was born in Dessau, Germany, in 1940. He was a
student of Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from
1964 to 1971. His first exhibition, "IMI + IMI," with Imi Giese,
a fellow student of Beuys's, was held in Copenhagen, in 1968.
Knoebel has since exhibited his works in Documentas 5 (1972), 6
(1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and at Sonsbeek '71. In 1987
Knoebel oversaw an installation of his own work, as well as
those of Beuys and Blinky Palermo for the inaugural exhibitions
at Dia's galleries on West Twenty-second Street in New York
City. A retrospective of his work traveled, in 1996–97,
throughout Europe, including such venues as Haus der Kunst,
Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Institut Valencià d'Art
Modern, Centre Julio González, Valencia. He lives and works in