Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host artist Paul Pretzer. Born in 1981 in Paide, Estonia, he completed his MFA in 2007 at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden, Germany. With immediate success he has exhibited widely since 2006, including solo shows in Basel, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and New York. Pretzer’s quasi-surrealistism always has a tension between narrative subject matter and formal compositional concerns. He assembles images from the rich history of art, more now from Spanish sources as Pretzer has relocated to Barcelona. Paul currently lives and works between Berlin and Barcelona and and will be staying in Studio Amarillo during November 2023.


2022          Früchte einer Freunschaft, Galerie FELDBUSCHWIESNERRUDOLPH, Berlin

2021          Where there's smoke there's fire, Marc Straus Gallery, New York

2021          Songs from Sugarhill, Galerie FELDBUSCHWIESNERRUDOLPH, Berlin

2021          Too good to be true, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent

2020          I can see clearly now, Galeria Uxval Gochez, Barcelona



2022           Buletten, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt am Main 

2022           Zumba, Zen & Zuckerwatte, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

2021           Needful Things, Galeria Uxval Gochez, Barcelona

2018           Monster und Geister. Vom Mittelalter bis heute, Städtisches Museum Überlingen,