matthias kaiser ceramics
04.10.2018 - 12.01.2019

The Ashtray Show West, Belmacz, London

The Ashtray Show West is a temporary study collection of artist´s ashtrays
from personal collections as well as bespoke pieces;
sentimental, symbolic and idiosyncratic

Curated by Steph Huang
20. - 23.09.2018

Lake Como Design Fair, Como, Italy

1st edition at Teatro Sociale Como
September 20 -23, daily 10am -7pm
10.08. - 02.09.2018

Continental Drift, Mr. Kitly, Melbourne

Group show at Mr. Kitly
381 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Curated by Kirsten Perry
Artists: Adam Buick, Jessica Coates & Michel Müller, Cécile Daladier,
Matthias Kaiser, Maria Kristoferssen
Opening 10th August 6-8pm
30.03. - 02.09.2018

Poème brut, Design Museum Gent

Group show curated by Atelier Lachaert d´Hanis and Siegrid Demyttenaere
with Ferreol Babin, Formafantasma, Jonathan Muecke, Max Lamb, Nendo et al
opening 29th March at 7pm
15. - 23.07.2017

Matthias Kaiser x Kazuto Yoshikawa, Analogue life, Nagoya

Exhibition of ceramics by Matthias Kaiser and woodcraft by Kazuto Yoshikawa

open daily 12-7pm (closed on the 18th)
30.06. - 19.08.2017

Plant Life - Pots for plants, Flow Gallery, London

Flow gallery´s summer exhibition showcases a selection of makers who have created vessels inspired by the plants of their choosing. The pots created express textures, colours or follow the geometry and movement of the plant they had in mind.
Group show with Akiko Hirai, Amy Hughes,Eleanor Bolton, Emily Jo Gibbs, Lisa Stockham, Mizuyo Yamashita, Matthias Kaiser, Prin, Jess Jos and Vezzini Chen

Private View - Thursday 29th June 6-8.30pm
13.05. - 11.06.2017

Gold and Green: Matthias Kaiser x Hsian Jung Chen, Pon Ding, Taipei

Gold and Green
an exhibition of new ceramic work related to traditional Chinese medicine
by Matthias Kaiser and Hsian Jung Chen
Pon Ding Gallery
No.6, Ln. 53, Sec. 1, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10441, Taiwan
Tue-Sun 11am-8pm
Opening reception Sat 13.5. 3-6pm
14.12.2016 - 09.04.2017

handwerk - traditional skills in the digital age, MAK, Vienna

handWERK, Museum of applied arts, Vienna

the exhibition encompasses handicraft from historical times to current European perspectives, examines how handicraft can help preserve natural resources, explores new developments on the interface to digital technologies, and presents masterpieces from a range of craft disciplines

opening Tue, December 13th, 7pm
15.11.2016 - 14.01.2017

White show, Clotsworthy House, Northern Ireland

the second coming of Flow gallery´s White show,
at Oriel gallery, Clotsworthy House, Antrim, Northern Ireland
27. - 31.10.2016

designblok Prague

joint presentation with chmara.rosinke at
Art House Lapidary, Výstaviště Praha Holešovice
17. - 25.09.2016

Pot Plant, London Design Festival

Pot Plant is an exhibition presented by The Garden Edit. It explores the transformative relationship between ceramics and plants. Featuring Matthias Kaiser, Alana Wilson, The Garden Edit and Fjura

 4 Thurloe Place Mews, South Kensington, London
17 September—25 September 2016
10am to 6pm, Thur 22nd open evening, drinks from 6pm

20.06. - 07.07.2016

chmara.rosinke + matthias kaiser, Vienna

exhibition of collaborative works by
chmara.rosinke and matthias kaiser
at Ganz Neue Galerie, Sonnenfelsgasse 3, Vienna
opening June 20, 6:30pm
Thu-Sa, 3-6pm
04. - 05.06.2016

Smell the roses, Atelier Lachaert & d´Hanis, Tielrode

Inauguration of the new Atelier Lachaert & d´Hanis
St.Jozefstraat 30, Tielrode, Belgium
10am  - 8pm and by appointment
Invited artists:
Matthias Kaiser, Anna Heindl, Vladimir Bohm, Anne Marie Laureys, Annemie De Corte, Hans Henning Pedersen, Dirk Vanderkooij, Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence, Elena Pereira and Shin Ja-Kyung
27. - 29.05.2016

Festival of Art and Design, Mikulov castle

Festival of Art and Design at Mikulov castle, Czech republic
Group exhibition with
Ondrej Strnadel, chmara.rosinke, Matthias Kaiser
Daphna Laurens, Roman Sedina, Qubus, et al.

Pop-up shop at the Grand Marché of Porto Novo

Pop-up shop with 15 ceramic objects
at the Grand Marché of Porto Novo, Benin
05. - 08.11.2015

SOFA Chicago, Flow Gallery

SOFA sculpture, objects, functional art and design
Navy pier, Chicago
30.10.2015 - 01.03.2016

White show, Flow Gallery, London 
08. - 11.05.2015

Collect, Saatchi Gallery London, Galerie Sofie Lachaert

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
, London, SW3 4RY

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, stand 4.1
25.03. - 03.04.2015

ceramic x plastic, Styleconception, Innsbruck

Mentlgasse 12b, Innsbruck
Eröffnung 25.3.2015 um 20h
Ausstellung Mo - Sa, 13 - 19h
06.03. - 25.04.2015

Keramikpreis des Landes Salzburg, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg

Gruppenausstellung anlässlich des Keramikpreises
des Landes Salzburg
Waagplatz 1A
Di - Fr 10 - 18h, Sa 10 -13h
0662 8042 2149
10. - 11.02.2015

Pop-up, Amdavad ni gufa, Ahmedabad, India

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th February
4 - 7pm
under the neem tree
Amdavad ni gufa
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
24. - 26.10.2014

Make it work, New York

a brief survey of functional artworks
group show with:
Justin Beal                    Misha Kahn
Carol Bove                     Matthias Kaiser
Luigi Colani                  Justin Keightley
Violet Dennison           Natalie Labriola
Lukas Geronimas        Isamu Noguchi & Brigitte Lacombe
Amy Granat                Anne Libby
Annina Herzer            Thomas McDonell
Graham Hamilton     George Ohr
Dan Herschlein           Bennet Schlesinger
George Hunzinger      Sam Tierney
Miles Huston                Maia Ruth Lee & Aine Vonnegut
Lanny Jordan Jackson

opening Fri Oct.24, 7-9pm
Sat+Sun 12-6pm
693 6th St. #1
Brooklyn, NY 11215
01. - 25.10.2014

Kunststoff, ceramics and plastic, Vienna design week

Galerie Design & Art
Westbahnstr. 16, 1070 Vienna
Tue, Wed, Fri 12 – 7 pm
Thu 12 – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm
Oct.24th, 4-6pm "afternoon tea"
with matcha prepared by cha no ma teahouse
13.09. - 02.10.2014

European ceramic context 2014, Bornholm, Denmark

Ceramics Biennale
ECC 2014 New Talent at Grønbechs Gaard
07. - 13.06.2014

Kouichi Uchida • Matthias Kaiser at Gallery Fukuda, Niigata

two person show at Gallery Fukuda
daily 11:00 - 18:00
06. - 22.06.2014

Sake to Utsuwa, at Mr Kitly, Melbourne

An exhibition of sake vessels matched with sake by Sakenet Australia

Exhibition open 6 - 22 June 2014
Opening night & sake tasting event Friday 6 June 6-8pm

Vessels by:
Alex Standen
Bridget Bodenham
Jane Sawyer
Julie B
Kate Hill
Kirsten Perry
Matthias Kaiser
Mountain Pottery
Sandra Bowkett
Shino Takeda
&Yoko Ozawa

Sake culture workshops on Saturdays 14 & 21 June 3pm
by Sakenet Australia

16. - 20.05.2014

Sight unseen / offsite, New York

Group show at 200 Lafayette st. and Broome st.

Friday 12PM-7PM, Saturday-Tuesday 11AM-7PM
30.04. - 06.05.2014

Mungyeong teabowl festival 2014, Korea 
10. - 22.03.2014

Kouichi Uchida & Matthias Kaiser, Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka

 山木美術 Yamaki Art Gallery
大阪市中央区伏見町3-2-4 淀屋橋戸田ビルディング1階
26.02. - 04.03.2014

Matthias Kaiser, t. gallery, Tokyo

t. gallery
3-16-2 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0014
Tel. 03-3455-7492
01.10. - 24.12.2013

d.signplattform, Vienna

Group exhibition at d.signplattform
Stubenring 6, 1010 Wien
Opening hours:
in October: Mon-Thu 2-6pm
in November and December: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
phone 0664 3843640
27.09. - 10.11.2013

Keramikbiennale Kapfenberg

Kulturzentrum Kapfenberg
Mürzgasse 3
8605 Kapfenberg, Austria

opening Sept. 27, 6pm
13. - 23.09.2013

Matthias Kaiser, Gallery Sano, Shizuoka

AM 11:00~PM 7:00
TEL 054 652 3210
12. - 27.09.2013

Incomplete circle, Vesch, Vienna

Opening Thu Sept. 12th, 7pm
Vesch is open on Tuesdays and Thurdays, 7pm to midnight
and by appointment 0676-6748796
Schikanedergasse 11, 1040 Wien

Matthias Kaiser’s “Incomplete Circle” is the first presentation in the exhibition space Ve.Sch of a position on the applied arts.  With its distinctive bar and its subtly characteristic lighting, the precise simplicity of the environment of Ve.Sch provides a particularly rich ground for a discussion of the aesthetics of functionality.  Matthias Kaiser’s ceramics are distinguished in the same economy of value: there is meaning to be found in the details.The installation occupying the large gallery consists of plates, bowls, cups and other such articles of familiar, daily use.  The out-sized pedestal upon which these are presented has the effect of channeling our attention away from their functionality, however, and onto their formal properties.  Kaiser’s formal language oscillates between traditions of Japanese craft and European Modernism (for example Bauhaus).  In harmony with the Japanese aesthetic, and in marked contrast to the processes of modern industrial production, those properties of the material that manifest themselves in the process of their manipulation, through irregularities and chance distortions, are accepted as integral to the finished product.  These traces tell their own story, a story of the stylistic resolutions of chemical reactions, of chance, and sometimes even of mistakes.The objects generate associations with the principles of Japanese aesthetic philosophy: balance in asymmetry (like an incomplete circle), understatement, subtlety, and the rejection of conventional perfection, among others.  In the smallest of details, these aspects of the work manifest a Freudian sense of the uncanny, whereby a thing appears at once familiar and ultimately unknowable. Perhaps it is this sense of uncanniness which perpetuates the tension between use and uselessness, closeness and distance, that not least of all emerges from the way in which the work reflects upon the nature of its medium itself.

Text: Isabella Ritter, translation: Abraham Orden

associated events:

Matthias Zykan (imbiss), Thu Sept. 19th, 7pm

Tillman Kaiser (music), Thu Sept. 26th, 7pm
15. - 23.06.2013

Uchida Kouichi + Matthias Kaiser, Analogue life, Nagoya

Analogue life, 4-9-2 Shogetsu Cho, Mizuho ku, Nagoya
28.03. - 09.05.2013

functional vessels at Goodlife, Zürich

Michele Cesta
Sonja Duò-Meyer
Matthias Kaiser
Linck Keramik
Therese Müller
Sarah Parsons
Aschi Rüfenacht
Regina Salzmann
Tamara Shontshang

Lagerstrasse 2
CH-8004 Zürich
at Sihlpost just next to the Zurich Mainstation
Tue-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm
12. - 21.02.2013

after work meeting point, MAK Design Shop, Vienna

2 sets of new products will be presented at this "after work meeting point"
at the MAK Design Shop in the Museum of applied arts.
Golden ashtrays and small chocolate plates with platinum and gold overglazes.
The museum remains open until 10pm with free admission,
the event starts at 6pm

02. - 14.10.2012

6 potters at Sogo department store, Chiba

Group show with:

Anne Mette Hjortshøj
Douglas Black
Touri Maruyama
Elena Renker
Mike Martino
Matthias Kaiser

Sogo department store, 6th floor, Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi
daily 10am - 8pm (Sun until 5pm)
08. - 20.09.2012

Teapot + Cup Exhibition, Analogue life, Nagoya

Group show with:
Eri Kawaguchi
Norikazu Oe
Takeshi Omura
Naoto Okada
Yasuko Ozeki
Matthias Kaiser

Analogue life, 4-9-2 Shogetsu Cho, Mizuho ku, Nagoya
25.05. - 10.06.2012

Handle with care, Die Ausstellungsstrasse, Vienna

kuratiert von Isabella Ritter und Katharina Husslein
Ausstellungsstrasse 53, 1020 Wien
Eröffnung Fr 25. Mai, 19h

The group exhibition "Handle with care" deals with
the fragility of art and design objects.
The idea is to link objects coming from the arts to those of design  
through the fragile aspect they have in common.
The fragility refers less to the materiality of the objects than to the
anticipated moment when the fragility reveals its potential to the
viewer, be it through time or through aesthetics.
On another level the exhibition explores the merging of usable
art objects and design objects since there is a high correlation in
the visual strategies both employ. There will be usable objects
such as furniture or lamps, which will be replenished by
non-usable, fragile artworks, such as video-installations and drawings.
28.04. - 06.05.2012

Mungyeong Teabowl Festival 2012, Korea 
22.03. - 07.04.2012

Chawan @ Stamm concept store, Vienna

Stamm concept store, Petersplatz 8, 1010 Wien

Eröffnung Do 22.3. um 19h

Begrüßung: Kommerzialrat Mag. Eva Zirps-Ehrenberger,
Obfrau des Berufszweiges WKW, Schirmherrin "Initiative Tischkultur"

Laudatio: Dr. Rainald Franz, Kurator Glas und Keramik, MAK

Japanische Teezeremonie: Cha no ma Teehaus
03.10. - 24.12.2011

new teapot design @ d.sign

Stubenring 6, 1010 Wien
Di - SA 13 - 18h
15. - 18.09.2011

SF 20/21 San Francisco Art & Design Show & Sale, Hedge Gallery

september 16-18, 2011
festival pavilion at fort mason center, san francisco, ca

open to the public - show hours
friday & saturday: 11am - 7pm
sunday:  noon - 5pm

preview party benefit gala
benefiting the san francisco museum of modern art
thursday, september 15, 2011
13. - 20.07.2011

new artist work at Analogue life

Analogue life, Nagoya, Japan

Matthias Kaiser - ceramics
Naotsugu Yoshida - ceramics
Yoshiyuki Kato - wood
Hiroyuki Watanabe - wood
30.04. - 08.05.2011

Mungyeong teabowl festival, Korea
12.04. - 17.09.2011

Vasen-Facetten, MAK Design Shop

anlässlich der Ausstellung "Des Kaisers neue Farben",
chinesische Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts,
in der MAK Schausammlung Asien,
präsentiere ich ein neues Vasendesign
mit verschiedenen  farbigen Glasuren
im MAK Design Shop, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien
07.04. - 19.05.2011

spin offs, d.sign, Wien

this show will focus on teapots and vases

Stubenring 6, 1010 Wien
Eröffnung 7.April 14h
Ausstellung 8.April - 12.Mai 2011
14 - 18h
(Karwoche  16.4. - 25.4. geschlossen)

14. - 18.12.2010

d.sign Wien

Verkaufsausstellung im d.sign
Stubenring 6, 1010 Wien
14. 12. - 18. 12. 2010
Di-Sa 12-18h
09. - 11.12.2010

Fecocu, Kamper showroom, Wien

FeCoCu - Iron Cobalt Copper
Kamper showroom
Breite Gasse 2, 1070 Wien (gleich hinter dem MQ)
Do+Fr 10-18:30, Sa 10-15h
26. - 28.11.2010

WeihnachtsQuartier Wien

im Museumsquartier Wien

26. 11. Fr 14-21h
27. 11. Sa 10-21h
28. 11. So 10-19h
29. - 31.10.2010

Grassimesse Leipzig

Grassi Museum Leipzig
08. - 19.10.2010

Contemporary ceramic art of Iran, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran

Review of the 9th biennial of contemporary ceramic art of Iran
featuring Matthias Kaiser as this years guest
25.08. - 05.09.2010

matthias kaiser ceramic art, Arasbaran cultural center, Tehran

Arasbaran cultural center, Art gallery No2
Shariati ave., Jolfa st., Arasbaran st.
Opening: Aug. 25th, 4-7pm
Exhibition: Aug. 26th - Sept. 5th, 9am-7pm
29.05.2010 - 30.04.2011

4 scenes for table, Saruyama, Tokyo

group show
at guillemets+saruyama from May 29th to June 6th 2010
3-12-46-101 motoazabu minato-ku tokyo
1 -6 pm open
subsequently the show will travel to other venues,
see for details (japanese language only)
13. - 21.03.2010

w/w at Saruyama, Tokyo

w/w at guillemets+saruyama
3-12-46-101 motoazabu minato-ku tokyo
1 -6 pm open
14. - 19.12.2009

Hakeme, Seladonporzellan und Onggi, Kamper showroom, Vienna

Kamper showroom, Breite Gasse 2, 1070 Wien (Nähe MQ)

Vernissage: Mo 14. Dezember, 18-21h
Einführung in die Ausstellung: Ewa Esterhazy (MAK Design Shop) um 18:30
Ausstellung: Di 15. Dezember - Sa 19. Dezember 2009
Di-Fr 10-18:30, Sa 10-15h
30.10. - 03.11.2009

Spot on Wien at 100% design Tokyo

SPOT ON WIEN  flashing austrian design at 100% design Tokyo
Jingu Gaien Aoyama, Okt.30 - Nov.3, 2009
14.10.2009 - 05.04.2010

CHAWAN, Museum of applied arts, Vienna


MAK-Schausammlung Asien

ERÖFFNUNG: Di 13. Oktober 20h

Expertenführung mit dem Kurator der Ausstellung,
Johannes Wieninger, MAK-Kustode Asien
Do 15. Oktober 17h

Öffnungszeiten MAK: Di 10-24h, Mi-So 10-18h
13. - 24.10.2009

van duyne kaiserii feat. matthias kaiser

Weisses Haus, Projektraum Tina van Duyne
Wollzeile 1, 5.Stock, 1010 Wien
Öffnungszeiten: Di - Fr 15 - 20 h, Sa 12 - 17 h
17. - 23.12.2008

Teekeramik, Torteninstallation und Projektion

Matthias Kaiser, Hélène van Duijne und Tina van Duyne

Atelier Operngasse 34, 1040 Wien

Eröffnung: Mi 17. 12. um 17h

18.-23.12. von 14-19h

04. - 19.12.2008

Seladon, weisses Porzellan und Tenmoku

Eröffnung Do 4.12.

Einführung in die Ausstellung um 19h von
Dr. Johannes Wieninger, Kurator, MAK Asiensammlung

Ausstellung 5.-19.12.
Mo-Fr 10-12h + 14-18:30, Sa 10-14h
Kamper showroom, Breite Gasse 2, 1070 Wien

11. - 20.09.2008

cut copy paste, method shaping and pencil trilogies

group show with Hélène van Duijne and Tina van Duyne
at the project space of the Lenikus collection
Bauernmarkt 9 (Passage), 1010 Wien
opening Do 11. 9., 7pm



im Atelier in Grafendorf
Kirchbergstr. 24
8232 Grafendorf

13. - 15.12.2007

beautiful forever

kamper showroom
Breite Gasse 2
1070 Wien
18. - 20.10.2007

right here

Wiesingerstrasse 3
1010 Wien

23. - 29.04.2005

6 teapots, 28 bowls and 34 jugs

3-12-46-101 motoazabu minato-ku tokyo

28. - 30.08.2004

matthias kaiser

3-12-46-101 motoazabu minato-ku tokyo