Michael Just (*1979 Frankfurt/Main, lives and works in Berlin) is an interdisciplinary, post-conceptual artist. He holds a Meisterschüler Diploma from Daniel Buren at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (2007) and subsequently earned an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, as a DAAD Fellow (2009). He was a participant in the Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City between 2010 and 2011.
Michael Just received numerous international awards and grants. Amongst others he was awarded the Sculpture Prize of the Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf in 2005, an EHF Fellowship from the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung in 2007 and a DAAD Postgraduate Fellowship in the same year. He was a resident at PAN Studios, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli in 2010 and received a Villa Aurora, Los Angeles Fellowship in 2012.
His work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions: 2005 “Future for Cities” Site Alstom, Nancy, “Counterpoints”, Benaki Museum, Athen 2007 “L’Emprise du Lieu” Domaine Pommery, Reims, 2008 “Believe Me!” Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, 2009 “Bloomberg Newcontemporaries” Cornerhouse, Manchester / A Foundation, London, 2010 “Pan Studios” Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, “Material Presence” Indianapolis Museum of Art 2011 “Whitney Museum ISP” 161 Bowery, 2012 “In the Mirror of Myself”, Galerie Zink, Berlin, 2014 “EHF@Eigen+Art”, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, 2015 “Checkpoint California”, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, “The Future of the Past” Cydonia Gallery, Dallas, ABC – Art Berlin Contemporary. Solo exhibitions include: 2008 “One Two X You” Souterrain, Berlin, 2009 “Untergrund” 401Contemporary, Berlin, 2010 “Incidents and Environments” Galerie Schmidt&Handrup, 2013 “Surface Meanings” Artisanal House, New York City, 2015 “What’s done cannot be undone” Cydonia Gallery, Dallas.
In early 2016, Michael Just realized a permanent installation for Peppermint Holding, Berlin. Measuring over 90 meters in total length this is the largest piece of the artist at this time.
Michael Just’s work is held in private and public collections around the world.