Header Picture Plickat Sculpture
Header Picture Plickat Sculpture


Jörg Plickat | www.plickat.com | plickat.de

Born 1954 in Hamburg
1976-80 Studies of sculpture Muthesiushochschule Kiel
1980 Diploma of sculpture

Educational activities and international culture management

2008 Elected as Consultant and member of the China Sculpture Institute

2011 One of the first foreign guest teacher at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Arts and Design Tsinghua University Beijing • Guest teacher at the China Academy of Arts Hangzhou

2013 Guest lecturer at the China Academy of Arts Hangzhou

2014 Guest lecturer Faculty of Fine Arts Universidad Complutense Madrid Spain

2015 Guest lecturer Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) Madrid Spain

2015 Master workshop with students and professors from CAA Hangzhou and URJC Madrid in Germany

2016, 2017 Guest lecturer Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid Spain

2016, 2017 Director of the 6th and 7th National Seminar of Abstract Sculpture of China Sculpture Magazine

2017 Director of the URJC Madrid marble class in Carrara Italy

2018 Director of marble workshop with the sculpture class of CAA Hangzhou in Carrara Italy (July)

2018 Invited professor TAFA Tianjin Academy of Fine Art China Public Art, Theory of Art, Drawing and Sculpture

2019 Invited Professor at both Xi’an Art Academies - March/April

Jörg Plickat

has participated in more than 320 exhibitions worldwide. He has realized more than 95 monuments in public area in 10 countries and four continents. He has got several prizes national and international. He was one of the first foreign teachers at the Sculpture Department of Tsinghua University. He is teaching frequently in China, Spain and Italy. See in the following a selection of new projects, recent exhibitions, works and awards.

2015 the war – torn Brooks Bridge Hamburg, with its sculptureal portals, reconstructed in accordance with the heritage protection guidelines by Jörg Plickat 2003-2006, was recognized and listed together with the Speicherstadt Hamburg as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Participations (selected)
    • 2018 7.Triennial of Sculpture Schwitzerland and Liechtenstein • Nordart 2018 Art Festival Germany - recipient of the NORDART MAJOR PRIZE 2017/2018 • Sculpture Line 2018 - 2 monumental sculptures on the major places of Prague / Czech Republic • 7th International Silk Road Festival Xi’an China • Bunker D University of Applied Sciences Kiel
    • 2017 Sculpture by the Sea Sydney Australia • Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Aus • Nordart 2017 Germany NORDART MAJOR PRIZE 2017/2018 • Chateau Saint Maur Grimaud Gulf of St.Tropez F
    • 2016 Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2016, Perth Australia • Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2016, Sydney Australia • Kunstmeile Kampen Falkenstern Fine Art Sylt Germany • Nordart 2016
    • 2015 6. Internl. Triennial of Sculpture Switzerland and Liechtenstein • Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus 2015, Denmark • Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Sammlung Falkenberg, Nordart 2015, Germany • Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney Australia, Major Prize of Sculpture in Australia - Mac Quarie Award
  • One man shows (selected)
    • 2015 One man show at the Drostei Pinneberg Hamburg Germany + Catalogue
    • 2012 One man show in the Schleswig-Holstein State Art Museum Gottorf Castle + Catalogue
    • 2011 One man show Yisnu 8 Gallery Beijing China; One man show Hanyang Art center Hangzhou China
  • Works and Monuments in public area
    • 2019 L 8m Corten sculpture for Weifang Shandong Province ( projected for autumn) • L 14m Steel sculpture for the Minqin (Gobi) Desert Inner Mongolia (projected for July ) • Smaller Bronze sculpture for Eckernförde, Germany
    • 2018 L7,5 m steel sculpture for the Wuhu Sculpture Park, Anhui, China • 3m colored stainless steel sculpture for Ningbo sculpture park. • Smaller Stone sculpture for Schleswig, Germany
    • 2017 6m Sculpture for Tai’an Shandong China
    • 2016 5,5 m corten sculpture for Quingdao Shandong China • 4,5 m corten steel sculpture for Yiwu China • Marble sculpture for the city of Schleswig Germany • 4,5 m Corten sculpture for West Australia • 5 m Corten sculpture for Canberra Australia • 6 m Corten sculpture für Kangaroo Valley near Sydney Australia • 2  Portrait busts of Nobel awarded scientist of the Kiel University , Centre Kiel Germany
    • 2015 Busts of the 4 Nobel awarded scientists of the Christian-Albrechts University, Centre Kiel, Germany • SXS Bondi winning sculpture installed at Middelhead, Sydney
    • 2014 4m Corten Steel Memorial for a poet, Heide North Germany • 6,4 m Monumental sculpture for Changsha China • 6 m sculpture for Brisbane Australia
    • 2013 6m Granite Sculpture for Lübeck Germany • 4m Granite Fountain for a Hospital Hamburg • 5,5 m corten sculpture for the European walk of Modern Art Potsdam (Capital of the province of Brandenburg) Germany • Opening of the personal Jörg Plickat Sculpture park in Bredenbek Germany
    • 2012 4,5 m Corten Steel sculpture New Orleans, USA
    • 2011 5m Steel sculpture for the Tsinghua University China • 5m Granite sculpture for Sorrento, Maine, USA • 5m Steel sculpture for Wuhu, China • 4m Steel sculpture on campus of the Tulane University Lousiana, USA
    • 2010 Corten steel entrance architecture for the national archive of the State of Schleswig-Holstein Germany • 3 sculptures in the park of the Lousiana Art Museum of New Orleans New Orleans USA • Swimming sculpture Lake of Constance (Switzerland) • 15 m steel sculpture for Tangshan China • 100 ton Stone sculpture for Taizhou China • Stone and Corten sculpture for Sant’ Ippolito Italy
    • 2009 4,5 m granite sculpture for Ordos Inner Mongolia China
    • 2008 Marable sculpture Olympic sculpture National Stadium Beijing CHINA • Swimming sculpture in the New Port Area Hamburg Germany • Granite sculpture for the Culture center of Valladares, Vigo, Spain
    • 2007 Marble Sculpture for the EJE, Monterrey, Mexico
    • 2003-2006 Multiple Awarded • Corten steel reconstruction of the destroyed parts of a medieval building as architectonical sculpture + 2 monumental entrance sculptures from Corten steel, Cultural Foundation Jakob-Kemenate Braunschweig, in collaboration with OMA Braunschweig • Awarded reconstruction of the sculptural decorated portals of the former main bridge Brooksbrücke with 4 monumental bronze figures, connecting centre and Loft town of Hamburg Germany. 2015 listed together with the Speicherstadt Hamburg as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Prizes and scholarships, grants, teaching positions
    • 2019 Invited Professor for Public Art, Drawing, Theory of Art at both Xian Academies (April)
    • 2018 Invited professor Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts TAFA• The Plickat Theory of Art - the Boolean Aesthetics, now is permanently taught by local professors- trained by Plickat, at the TAFA Tianjin. • Director of the China National Academy Hangzhou marble class in the Carrara region, Toscany Italy
    • 2017 Nordart Major prize 2017 Germany • Director of 7th masters’ workshop of the China Sculpture Magazine • Invited lecturer Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid • Director of the URJC Madrid summer marble class in Carrara Region Toscany Italy
    • 2016 Invited lecturer Universidad Rey Juan Juan Carlos Madrid SpainFirst foreign director of 6th and 7th masters’ workshop of the China Sculpture Magazine
    • 2015 Mac Quarie Major Prize for Sculpture Sydney (Australia’s highest sculpture award)
    • 2015 Grant from Cultural Foundation of Schleswig-Holstein + Catalogue Grant from the SH Savings banks Foundation
    • 2015 Invited professor Universidad Rey Juan Juan Carlos Madrid Spain
    • 2014 Invited professor Faculty of Fine Arts II Aranjuez Universidad Complutense Madrid Spain
    • 2013 Australia Grant from the Ministry of Culture Justice and Europe Schleswig-Holstein Germany
    • 2012 One of the 2 finalists in intern. competition for the National Monument AlbaniaNorth German Art Award 2012 donated by the Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein Industries, Germany
    • 2011 China grant of the ministry of Culture of Schleswig - Holstein, Germany • Finalist International Liu Kaiqu award Wuhu Anhui China ( Excellence award) • Guest teacher at the China National Academy of Arts Hangzhou China • One of the first foreign guest teachers at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Arts Tsinghua University Beijing China
    • 2010 One of the finalists in the International Tsinghua University Centannial sculpture contest, Beijing China
    • 2009 Grant for Switzerland from the State of Schleswig-Holstein • One of the finalists of the competition for the internl. Ordos sculpture park, Inner Mongolia China
    • 2008 IF Design Gold Award corporate Architecture for the Jakobkemenate Brauschweig( Plickat + OM Architects) • Heritage Protection Gold Award of the Province of Niedersachsen for the Jakobkemenate Brauschweig( Plickat+ OM Architects) • Consultant of the China Sculpture Institute
    • 2007 One of the final winners in the Olympic sculpture competition Beijing China
    • 1999 Major Sculpture Prize of Almeria, Fines Spain

Mentioned by German Goethe Institute (Germany’s Federal Institute of Culture)

"[..] Jörg Plickat (b. 1954) creates sculpture in stone, steel, and bronze. He lives in Hamburg and Bredenbek (Schleswig-Holstein), and studied at the Muthesius School in Kiel. [..] The intellectual aspect of Plickat's sculpture involves the impact of relationships between volume, material, situation, and light and shade. His simplified geometrical formal language is comprehensible worldwide, unifying both intimacy and monumentality[..]"

By Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund