Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum

Karl-Ulrich Schwander

Karl-Ulrich Schwander
Germany / Male

Karl-Ulrich Schwander

Karl-Ulrich Schwander

Participation at 44 international sculpture symposia 1992-2015 among them:

XXVII International Stone Sculpture Symposium Krastal-Klagenfurt 1995, Austria
V International Basaltlava Symposium LAPIDEA 97, Mayen 1997, Germany
XXV Iwate Town International S.S.S Iwate 1998, Japan
CODEMA 2000, Forum International de Escultura Ambiental, La Habana 2000, Cuba
IV International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Nui Sam, Chau Doc 2003, Vietnam
I EMAAR International Sculpture Symposium Dubai 2004, U.A.E.
IV Istanbul Symposium, Mimar Sinan University 2005, Turkey
VIII Intern. Granite Sculpture Symposium Site de Laongo 2008, Burkina Faso, Africa
II Symposium for Monumental Bronze Sculpture, Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda 2010, India
Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival, 2011, Taiwan
Alanya International Sculpture Symposium 2014, Turkey
II Sculpture Festival FLEURS DE LAVE, Besse 2015

Finalist at UBE Sculpture Biennial, Ube City Yamaguchi 2013 Japan
Prize-Acquisition V Sculpture Biennial, Murcia, Spain
Working as an independent sculptor since 1989, he has shown his work in individual exhibitions in Germany and Spain, and at many collective shows of international character. His monumental stone sculptures are installed at public spaces in Japan, Vietnam, India, Dubai, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Turkey, Albania, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. He has participated at many international sculpture symposia and since 2001 he has directed three international sculpture events by himself. His main interest is to favour and to contribute to contemporary, site specific sculpture in both urban and natural contexts. Besides his projects in stone, since a few years he is proposing projects for traffic roundels in corten steel and doing projects for art in nature. His sculpture seems to facilitate an immediate approach, which works as a vehicle to advance towards deeper layers and a more complete view.

Sculpture works