FRANK ROEDEL    Curriculum Vitae 



Born in Weimar


1982 – 1988

Studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin (Berlin University of Art)



Scholarship from the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Rendsburg


Pupil in a master class with Prof. Oppermann


Studio scholarship in Schloß Salzau in Schleswig-Holstein

1991 – 1993 

Karl-Hofer scholarship

1991 – 1997 

Work contracts from the Berlin Senate


Work scholarship in San Sebastian, Spain


International symposium on art and politics, Aspen Institute, Colorado, USA
Studio scholarship from the city of Dinan, France


Work scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, USA
International symposium on arts and politics, AspenInstitute, Berlin


Guest scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Cadenabbia, Italy


Teaching job at the university” Ragamangala Institute of Technology”
Department of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand


Studio scholarship (Artist in Residence Program) of the Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand


As the “Detlev Rohwedder Preis”, the painting “Berlin1” of Frank Rödel was awarded to Vicente Fox, President of the Republic of Mexico, by the German Minister of Economy.


Artistic design of the personal “Buddy-Bear” sculpture of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler, and trip to Tokyo with the president for the signing of the bear sculpture by himself and the Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, at the opening of the “Germany in Japan 2005/2006” year in Tokyo.

Work and study stay in the guesthouse of the (OAG) in Kobe, Japan, by invitation of the “German Society of Natural Sciences and Ethnology in East Asia”.


The picture "Eagle V" is presented to US President George W. Bush as the official gift from the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder on the occasion of his state visit to the USA.

Invitation from Thailand´s Ministry of Culture and the Germany Embassy in Bangkok on the occasion of the “International Art on the Beach Project”, Phuket, Thailand.


Study trip to the “Künstlerhaus am See” (House of Artists) by invitation of the “European Forum Lucerne” and the German Embassy, Lucerne, Switzerland.


“Artist in Residence” studio scholarship, awarded by the Upernarvik Museum,  Upernarvik, Greenland.
Stage design for the Quadriga Prize Awards Ceremony 2007 in the “Komische Oper”, Berlin, and creation of a painting for each of the four prize-winners, amongst them Queen Silvia of Sweden and former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

The painting entitled “Vision Berlin” is presented as the official gift of the Federal Government to the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, on the occasion of his state visit to Berlin.

Others to the President of Brazil, da Silva Lula, to Beatrix of the Netherlands and the President of Ireland Mary Patricia McAleese



Scholarship from the „Fundación Valparaíso“, Spain 

“Artist in Residence” studio scholarship, awarded by the “Bear Art Center”, Iceland



“Artist in Residence” studio scholarship, awarded SAMBAND ÍSLENSKRA MYNDLISTARMANNA  SÍM”, Reykjavik, Iceland

„Breakthrough Art Project“, Exhibitions and  symposiums on “Twenty Years After German Unification“   Nashville, Aspen, Washington DC, San Antonio und Chicago, USA



11-weeks antarctic expedition as an"Artist in Residence" with the research icebreaker "Polarstern" of the "Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research"



Studio scholarship, awarded by the „Goetheinstitut Georgien“ in Alvani, Georgia                

Award Winnerof the 5. Tashkent "International Biennale of Contemmporary Art“, Uzbekistan



The painting entitled “Kaleidoskop Berlin” is presented as the official gift of the Federal Government to the President of the Republic of Italy, Georgio Napolitano, on the occasion of his state visit to Berlin.



Journey to and work on Isfahan in Iran at the invitation of the Cultural Department 

of  the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran



Documentary about the emergence of the "Isfahan pictures" by the Arab Channel 

"Al Jazeera"



Prize winner of the "Tashkent International Festival of Arts 2017"

  • At very young age with sisters Bettina and Jutta (from the left to the right)

  • Compulsory course of study in „Real Socialism“ at the end of the 1970s in Bautzen 2 prison ...

  • 1985 Interested women visiting the studio at "Hochschule der Künste" in Berlin

  • 1994 During the "International Symposium of arts and politics" at Aspen Institute, ...

  • 2000 Exibition opening at "Galerie der Bayerischen Landesbank", Munich (from the left ...

  • 2001 With students during a special teaching post at "Ragamangala Institute of Technology", ...

  • 2002 Working on pictures of the "bullfight" series at "Umbrella Making Center" ...

  • 2002 Exhibition opening at "German House Gallery", United Nations Plaza, New York, ...

  • 2003 With Students at "Chiang Mai University", Thailand

  • 2003 Together with director Curtis L. Carter during the exhibition opening at "Haggerty ...

  • 2003 Awarding of the painting "Berlin 1" as "Detlev Rohwedder Award" of "Economic ...

  • 2003 Exhibition opening at "National Gallery" Bangkok, Thailand by German ambassador ...

  • 2005 Signing of the “Buddy-Bear” sculpture, designed by Frank Rödel for the President of ...

  • „International Art on the Beach Project“, Phuket, Thailand , September 2005, (from left to ...

  • Launch of the book entitled “Art in the Federal Chancellery” by the Federal Chancellor Gerhard ...

  • 2007 Exhibition opening at „Hyogo Museum of Art“, Kobe, Japan

  • Stage design for the Quadriga Prize Awards Ceremony 2007 in the “Komische Oper”, Berlin, ...

  • Special Award of the 5th Biennale Taschkent, Uzbekistan 2010