Projects - Countries
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo 2012: exhibition, installation, workshop, lecture 
Peru - Lima / Panguna 2012/16: lecture, research, documentation
Ecuador - Province Morodo / Yuwientsa 2009: building, research 
USA - New York / Boston 1998: exhibition, installation
Qatar - Doha 2014: group exhibition
South Africa - Cape Town / Johannesburg 2013/15: exhibition, installation, workshop, lecture
Tunesia - Siliana / Tabarka 2020: building
Zanzibar - Michamvi 2014/16: building, workshop, lecture
Austria - Insbruck / Krems 1997/98: installation, workshop, lecture
France - Agen / Boisbuchet-Lessac 1993/94/2009/12/15: building, installation, workshop
Germany - Aichach / Augsburg / Berlin / Bernried / Beuerberg-Boschhof / Darmstadt /
Dresden / Heidenheim / Herford / Ismaning / Koblenz / Köln / Lingen / Mittenwald / Munich / 
Nürnberg / Poing / Schiltach / Stuttgart, Wiesloch 1985 2020: exhibition / installation, lecture, workshop
Hungary - Csórompuszta/Dunaújváros 2016/19: exhibition, installation, workshop
Italy - Cuma-Neapel / Milan / Rom-Via Salaria km 43 / Sardinia-Cagliari / Venice 1980-89/99/2020exhibition, installation, workshop
Netherlands - Rotterdam 2016: installation
UK - Manchester / Affetside 1998: building, installation
China - Anji / Beijing / Chengdu / Chongqing / Guangzhou / Hangzhou / Nanjing / Shanghai / Shenyang / Wuhan / Xian 2005/06/07/08/09/10/11/12/14/15/19: building, exhibition, installation, lecture, workshop
India - Hyderabad / Mumbai / NewDehli / Pune / Chennai / Bangalore / Mawphlang 2008/11/12/15: building, exhibition, installation, lecture, workshop
Indonesia - Bali-Ubud / Java-Jakarta / Bandung 2002/06/07: exhibition, installation, lecture, workshop
Japan - Tokio 2016: lecture
Taiwan - Nantou / Taipeh 2011: exhibition, workshop, lecture
Thailand - Bangkok / Chiang Mai / Pai 2005/06/07/09: exhibition, installation, lecture, workshop
Vietnam - Hanoi 2007: exhibition, workshop, lecture


Paper Box House
August 27 - September 28, 2020 - GAD Giudecca Art District, Venice, Italy
For the GAD exhibition on the occasion of the 17th Architectural Biennale in Venice under the title "the space we live in" Markus Heinsdorff experiments with the properties and use of space. His central installation is the walk-in "Paper Box House" made of 1500 used fruit and vegetable boxes. It is a work of art as well as a "recyclable materials and architecture vision" on the subject of "building with waste".  In this way he wants to show that simple and at the same time well-designed buildings can be built as rooms or even houses from the material that lies around everywhere as waste. The need for this is great, after all, over 70 million people worldwide are currently homeless and more than a billion live in inadequate housing. 
Giudecca 211/B 30133 Venice


May - September 2021 - exhibition at the SanDepot, Kunstverein Aichach, Germany
Exhibition, installations on 800 square meters. The works in Aichach combine artistic aesthetics with principles of scientific research and technical design, thus following the cross-genre artistic practice of Markus Heinsdorff, who has been dealing with nature for many years. In numerous countries Heinsdorff has realized his installations, objects and photographic research projects on wind, water, landscape, but also on the social effects of changing nature, environmental pollution and the architectural challenges posed by natural disasters.


Out of waste
2020-2019 - Workshop with the University of Applied Science Munich, Germnany
Interdisciplinary Master Studio (WS 50 students) "OUT OF WASTE". Using waste and regional building materials, simple variable and expandable building systems are to be developed, which enable locals to construct habitable spatial units without special knowledge and with a few tools. Markus Heinsdorff (concept) with the Studio AD_Architectur, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Langenberg in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Schuler and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer.


Slag Stone House
2019 - Goethe-Institute and ICA-D Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaújváros, Hungary
3.5 m high and 6 t heavy object construction bricked from blast furnace slag/stones, which accumulate as waste product with the steel production in the local industry. The accessible house with a weight of 6 tons stands centrally in the room, whose floor is also covered with slag stones (15 cm high). The project was realised as part of the initiative "Ortsgespräche" (local calls), which, under the direction of the Goethe-Institut Budapest, is dedicated to the themes of Europe, structural change and cultural promotion in the periphery.
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Alexander Kluge - Pluriversum
2019 - Literaturhaus Munich, Germany
Contribution to Alexander Kluge's exhibition Pluriversum, Die Poetische Kraft der Theorie.
After stops in Essen (Folkwang Museum) and Vienna (Belvedere 21), Alexander Kluge varies and completes the show with reference to 30 years of the reunification. For Kluge, exchange and collaboration with fellow artists are essential: works by Kerstin Brätsch, Thomas Demand, Markus Heinsdorff, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Klee, Stefan Moses and Thomas Thiede are on show in the Literaturhaus.


Arten und Elemente
2019 - Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Germany
The exhibition project "Arten und Elemente" 
deals with the complex interplay of man and nature and at the same time makes the richness of nature and its overwhelming, sometimes destructive power tangible to the senses. In six room-filling, custom-designed installations in the interior and exterior of the museum, Heinsdorff addresses human intervention in natural systems, climate change and the extinction of species, the exploitation of natural resources and their global trade, i.e. nature as a commodity.
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