Born in 1964 in Görlitz, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
He studied at the Academy of Dresden at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and has been living and working in the German capital for almost ten years.
The artist has had several exhibitions at the Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, in 2002 and 2006, as well as in 2009 with the exhibition Chloé Top, Versace Pants and in 2012 in the Brussels gallery with Disko.
Nitsche favors a palette alternating acid and pastel colors. His geometric abstractions have their origins in constructivist painting. At first glance, they appear to be flat and polished. However, a closer look reveals a set of drips, stains and pasty touches closer to the American abstraction of Frank Stella and Peter Halley. In these compositions, futuristic forms regularly appear, evoking the artist's passion for speed and industrial design. We also find traces of travel: Egypt, America from where he brings back magazines, photographs...
Frank Nitsche has exhibited regularly in his galleries in Germany since 1994 and in the United States. He is present in numerous public collections such as the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern in London and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne.
Two solo exhibitions of the artist were organized in 2007 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg and the FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including: MUDAM - Musée d ́Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg (2007); ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (2006), Tate Modern, London (2006), Prague Biennale 2 (2005) , Centre Pompidou, Paris (2004).
Frank Nitsche is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2003.