Biography

Biography/General:
Jonah Gebka completed his painting studies with professor Karin Kneffel at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 2018. His publication Image Runner was published by Hammann von Mier Verlag as part of his eponymous solo presentation at Galerie der Künstler in Munich in 2020.

Gebka's works reimagine underlying processes of their own creation by depicting protagonists reaching for books, studying papers, interacting with copy machines and printers or gazing at brightly lit screens. His paintings are often produced in series and planned as coherent installations in the exhibition space.

Education:
2018 Diploma, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich
2017 Meisterschüler of Prof. Karin Kneffel, AdBK, Munich
2016 Projectclass with Justin Lieberman, AdBK, Munich
2013 – 2014 Painting Department, Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Finland
2010 – 2018 Klasse Karin Kneffel, AdBK, Munich

Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibitions
2021 Take Your Time, Boutwell Schabrowsky, Munich
2020 DebutantInnen 2020, Galerie der Künstler, Munich

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2020 Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
2020 Paper Matters, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
2020 Peeps and Paws, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig
2019 Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, Munich
2019 Melanie Siegel and Jonah Gebka, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
2018 On Repeat, GIG, Munich
2018 Blickfang, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren
2017 Boxenstop I, Staatl. Graphische Sammlung in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2016 Junge Kunst, Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf, Marktoberdorf
2014 Field trip, Display Gallery, London
2013 Helsinki Drawings, Library of the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Finland

Collections/Commissions:
Artothek, Munich
Numerous private collections

Awards/Grants:
2021 Studio grant, Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
2020 Project grant, Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung
2020 Catalogue funding, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
2019 DebütantInnen, Berufsverband Bildender Künstler München
2019 Studio grant, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
2015 Study grant, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2013 Erasmus grant, Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Finland

Bibliography:
2020 Image Runner, Hammann von Mier Verlag
2017 Boxenstop I, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München