As an exhibition maker and artistic researcher, Maxim Weirich develops formats to scrutinize collections of research material in a transdisciplinary manner. Archival research and transcripts based on encounters with experts or contemporary witnesses are gathered as source material which is later on used for collaborative works with artists, graphic designers, or historians. Such applied processes allow an extended reflection and involvement with the source material. By developing participatory formats like workshops, exhibitions, talks, or conducting found schematics of artists such polyphonic examinations can open up the ideas and visual concepts that had been neglected in archival cabinets for decades.

Maxim graduated from the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe in 2019. In 2021 he was a participant at the Van Eyck Multiform Institute for Fine Art, Design and Reflection in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He recently moved back to Berlin after working for 1½ years in Düsseldorf. Currently, he is project lead at beier+wellach projekte.

Exhibition Projects

2021 Pictograms, Signs of Life, Emojis:
The Society of Signs
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren

2021 Open Studios
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
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2019 All the things you are. The Signs of Life by Wolfgang Schmidt University for Arts and Design, Karlsruhe

2017 Max Ernst: Beyond Painting. Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)

2015 31,2 laufende Meter zur Geschichte des Badischen Kunstvereins Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe


2021 Exhibition catalogue The Society of the Signs: Pictograms, Signs of Life, Emojis Verlag der Kunstbuchhandlung Walther König, Köln

2019 Exhibition Reader all the things you are. The Signs of Life by Wolfang Schmidt self-published

2018 Re-reading the Manual of Travelling Exhibitions, UNESCO 1953 Spector Books, Leipzig

2012 TYPEN – ein Raumatlas Special Edition of Displayer Magazine University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe


2022 Neustart Kultur programme for the society project

2020 Fellowship holder of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

2017 PROMOS-Scholarship for an internship stay at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

2016 Baden-Württemberg-Scholarship for an exchange semester at The New School, New York

2016 Spector Books Book Prize
for the project Re-Reading the Manual of Traveling Exhibitions


2017 Internship at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) in the Departement of Exhibition Design
for Max Ernst: Beyond Painting

2017 Internship at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY) Exhibition design assistant for Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking

2016 Internship at Haus der Kunst Munich Exhibition organisation assistant for A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou


2021 Post Graduate Program of Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2019 Diploma All the things you are. The Signs of Life by Wolfgang Schmidt 2016 Exchange Semester at The New School, New York2014 Prediploma [maetsen] the art funding collective

2011 Start of studies at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe in the Department of Exhibition Design and Scenography

2010 Higher School Certificate at the CvO Europa School in Berlin Kreuzberg