Born in Hamburg in 1990, Malwin Faber lives and works in Hamburg, with intermediate stops in Tel Aviv and Berlin.

Malwin Faber draws immense energy from gestural abstraction in his paintings, making movement and dynamism visible. He counters this with precision stemming from sharply cut geometric forms and raster elements. "The structure of his paintings resembles improvisation in jazz, blending freedom and discipline into an interplay with alternating rhythms" (Read more: Zwischenräume). Faber impresses in his works with a sophisticated technique, encompassing highlights, coverings, and the experimental use of textures through monotype printing techniques. He consistently employs and evolves this technique across several series of works. "In his painting, this results in an oscillation between static and dynamic, order and chaos, as well as foreground and background intertwining" (Read more: Resonanzfrequenzen). His intricate layering of abstract elements creates an impression of spatial depth. Inspired by this illusionary spatial depth, the artist also integrates real space into his work; objects and installations thus extend painting into physical space.

Malwin Faber, photo by Yannic Poepperling
Photo by Yannic Poepperling

Solo & Duo Exhibitions (Selection)

"Blue Order", 2024, 17vor, Hamburg

"Resonanzfrequenzen", 2023, Kunstverein Ahlen

"Rankhilfe und Formschnitt", 2022, Kunstverein Quickborn

"Koi Koi Koi. Malwin Faber & Jonathan Esperester", 2022, plan.d. Produzentengalerie, Düsseldorf

"Bilder aus dem Irgendwo. Malwin Faber & Sven Scharfenberg", 2021, Raum Linksrechts, Hamburg

"Zwischenräume", 2017, Markert Kunstforum, Hamburg

"Farbschnitte. Indizien zur Herkunft des Bildes", 2015, Kunstraum Bogenhausen, München

"Spurensicherung", 2015, weartberlin gallery at Blond & Blond Contemporary, Berlin

"Malerei Malwin Faber", 2015, Siechenhauskapelle, Neuruppin

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

"Tendenzen", 2024, Galerie von Wegen, Hamburg

"Bilder heute, Welten morgen", 2022, Horror Vacuii, Leipzig

"Ahlener Doppel", 2021, Kunstverein Ahlen

"Emotional Sculpture", 2021, Westwerk, Hamburg

"Hamburger Kultursommer", 2021, art on billboards + AR-installation + group show, MeetFrida gallery, Hamburg

"add art", Lebuhn & Puchta, 2019, Hamburg

„Forma - Figura - Exemplar“, 2019, weartberlin gallery, Berlin

"Position.", 2018, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg

"Concrete Dance", 2017, Kunstvoll gallery at Rundbunker Barmbek, Hamburg

"_2/5 Material_isierung", 2017, xpon-art gallery, Hamburg

"Hexagon", 2016, Galerie Art Supplement, Göttingen

"11. Elysée-Preis für Malerei", 2014, Galerie im Elysée, Hamburg

"The Hole", Shenkar, 2013, Ramat Gan (Israel)

Publications and Press

"Malwin Faber. Repeat", 2022, catalog, publisher: KRAUTin Verlag Berlin, edition: 250, pages: 40, ISBN: 978-3-96703-054-9

"Sino-German Art Vol.32“ Interview with Malwin Faber, Hismoon Gallery, Taicang (China), 2022

"Malwin Faber. Open Studio", 2021, artist film portrait by Anne Simone Krüger and Ariane Bethusy-Huc, ArtSceneFilm presents Open Studio, Hamburg

"Auf Schatzsuche in Hamburg-Lurup", 2019, documentary film about Malwin Fabers neigbourhood Lurup and his art studio Bö78, Norddeutscher Rundfunk

"Malwin Faber. Zwischenräume", 2017, exhibition catalog, curator: Dagmar Lott-Reschke, publisher: Kunstforum Markert Gruppe

"Malwin Faber. Julia Holtmann", 2014, add art exhibition catalog, publisher: BDO AG Hamburg

Awards and Grants

"Zukunftsstipendium", 2021, scholarship, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung & Hamburger Behörde für Kultur und Medien & BBK Hamburg

"Förderpreis 2020", sponsorship award, Carolina D’Amico Foundation

Scholarship for studies abroad, 2013, Karl H. Ditze Foundation


Artist in residence: Stilwerk Hamburg - called out by MeetFrida Foundation, 2021, Hamburg

Artist in residence: Atelier am Eiskeller in Lindow, 2014, Lindow (Mark)

Teaching Experiences

Lectureship for painting, HAW Hamburg, 2021

Voluntary art class for refugees, Fördern & Wohnen, Hamburg-Lurup, 2017-2018


Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Israel, multidisciplinary art, Prof. Lary Abramson, 2012-2013

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), BA design and painting, Prof. Christian Hahn, 2010-2014