Djawid C. Borower
Portrait Djawid C Borower (Biography)

Djawid C. Borower was born in 1958 in Cologne, Germany. He now lives in Vienna, Austria with his wife and daughter, where he paints, writes, and ponders on philosophy.


He studied both history and philosophy at the universities of Cologne and Vienna, and has written a body of dramatic work, that has been performed on international stages. 


In 1992 he began writing for the feuilleton of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, leaving in 1999, when he began transferring text into visual art and combining it with a multitude of figurative elements.


Over the years he has established his art in the here and now: revolving around God and Mammon, Time and Death, language and image. Thus addressing the forces that make the world go round.


In his serial form, Borower has discovered an ideal method to lend a visual expression to the ubiquity of his chosen themes. His series has become a key element of his artistic concept, with the inclusion of text and numbers and the scrapping of the oil on the still wet canvas, resulting in a deliberate and unique deconstruction, thus revealing his artistic power and individual signature. 

Djawid Borower’s work was exhibited at the Palazzo Bembo, an official event of the 55th Biennale of Venice in the summer of 2013. The exhibition presented an installation of his recent sculptural series “The Folds of Matter, and the Folds of the Soul”. This series is a reflection of Gilles Deleuze, and an interpretation of the baroque philosophy of Leibniz, who claimed that neither time, space, nor our identity, is linearly structured but fluently folded.


Borower's paintings are in several public and private permanent collections worldwide. 





Past Exhibitions



Reinventing the Baroque. Curated by Heidemarie Kriz. Venice, Italy


55th Biennale di Venezia. Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
The God Project, Galerie Eugen Lendl; Graz, Austria
The God Project, Galerie Andreas Binder; Munich, Germany
Diözesanmuseum, Regensburg, Germany


Objekte und Malerei, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, U.S.A.
Majke Hüsstege, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


Repititorium, Galerie Eugem Lendl, Graz, Austria
Giovanni Rossi Fine Arts, Miami Florida, U.S.A.
Pictures of Light, Dubinsky Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland


Crossing Border (with Damien Hirst, Alex Katz; Julien Opie)
BKHF Gallery, Miami Florida, U.S.A.
Pictures of Time, Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 

2007            Time. Space. Existence. Arti et Amiciteae, Amsterdam, Holland (group show)
Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, U.S.A
Dubinsky Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria (group)
2006 Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, German
2005 Galerie Lendl, Graz, Austria (group show)
Dubinsky Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Hüsstege, Hertogenbosch, Holland
2004 Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Galerie Martin Kudiek; Cologne, Germany (group show)
2003 Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, U.S.A
Galerie Axel Thieme, Darmstadt, Germany (group show)
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Galerie Jörg Hasenbach, Antwerpen, Belgium
Galerie Hüsstege, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, U.S.A. (group show)
Naples Museum of Art, Florida, U.S.A. (group show)
2001 Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Georgtown College, Kentucky, U.S.A.
The Snite Museum, Indiana, U.S.A.
Galerie Hüsstege, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Adamar Fine Arts, Florida, U.S.A.
2000 Solo Art Frankfurt / Andreas Binder
Money Making, Federal Reserve Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A. (group show)
Portraits of Money, The Speed Art Museum, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Trilogie der Macht, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
1997 Galerie Marée, Nizza, France
Kunstverein Kinzigtal, Offenburg, Germany