Peter Zimmermann was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1956. While attending the Art Academy in Stuttgart, he studied film, photography, sculpture, and performance, often working in collaboration with fellow artists. Upon graduation in 1984, he moved to Cologne, Germany, where he has been active as a painter and, from 2002 to 2007, also was a professor at the School for Media Art. Zimmermann's work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions at Galerie HAM in Nagoya, Japan, Gasser and Grunert Gallery in New York, The Agency in London, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, and Galerie Michael Janssen in Berlin. In 2009, he will be the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Klagengfurt, Germany. Zimmermann's paintings are in many private and public collections, including the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. CURRENTS: Peter Zimmermann surveys the artist's career while tracing his process in creating a new installation for his exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art.