Moritz Ney was born on 26th July 1947 in Pétange (L).
He leaves high school to enlist for voluntary military service. He then works for the Luxembourgish customs administration.
In 1967, his decision to become an artist leads him to the sculptor Aurelio Sabbatini in Esch/Alzette (L). It is in Sabbatini’s studio that Ney will gain his first sculpting experiences.
In 1968, he attends the “Staatliche Werkhochschule” in Trier (D) for one semester to take drawing and sculpture classes.
The same year, as this school closes its doors Moritz Ney joins the painter, sculptor and ceramic artist Albrecht Klauer-Simonis in Höhr-Grenzhausen (D). There he prepares an admission portfolio for the “Akademie der Bildenden Künste” in Karlsruhe (D).
From 1969 to 1972, Moritz Ney attends painting classes with professors Herbert Kitzel and Horst-Egon Kalinovski, as well as sculpture classes with professor Hans Kindermann.
From 1972 to 1980, Moritz Ney lives and works in Bruxelles-Ixelles. (B)
In 1980, Moritz Ney returns to Luxembourg, where he starts working as an independent artist.
Since 2019, Moritz Ney has been living and working in Luxembourg and Belgium.
TechniquesSculptures (wood, stone)
Mixed Media assemblages
Printings (woodcutting, metal, Plexiglas)
Paintings on brown paper (acrylic, watercolours, gouaches)
Reverse film paintings (Hostaphanfilm)
Solo exhibitions in Luxembourg and abroad1972 Galerie Glaub, Cologne (D)
1985 Centre Culturel Français (L)
1986 Galerie Sunnen, Bech-Kleinmacher (L)
1986 Café an der Schwemm, Pétange (L)
1987 Centre Culturel Français (L)
1987 Galerie Simoncini (L)
1988 Galerie Simoncini (L)
1989 Centre Culturel Français (L)
1990 Galerie Simoncini (L)
1995 Banque Européenne d’Investissement (L)
1996 Indépendance, Banque Interntionale (L)
In the late 90es Kjub Galerie-Restaurant (L)
2004 Galerie Schlassgoart, Esch/Alzette (L)
2012 Espace H2O, Differdange (L)
2013 Galerie Schlassgoart, Esch/Alzette (L)
2019 Cheers to Art, Centre Visit Remich (L)
Collective exhibitions in Luxembourg and abroad1973 Neumarkt der Künste, Cologne (D)
1976 In his artist studio-apartment located in a former « staminee » in Brussels-Ixelles (B)
In the 1970th Kunsthaus Metternich, invited together with Albrecht Klauer-Simonis, Coblence (D)
1977 Cloître de l’Abbaye, Echternach (L)
1978 Casino de Knokke-Heist (B)
1979 Centre Marcel Noppeney, Oberkorn (L)
1984 Galerie Terre-Rouge, Esch/Alzette (L)
1984 « Sculptures et Objets » Villa Vauban, Luxembourg-City (L)
1985 Cagnes-sur-Mer (F)
1988 Biennial in Venice (I), together with Patricia Lippert
1990 Moscou (RU)
1995 Expositions in Nice and in St Avold (F)
1999 Galerie Tendance Mikado (L) together with Albrecht Klauer-Simonis
2013 Galerie Op der Kap, Capellen (L)
2016 Galerie MédiArt (L)
2018 Art2Cure banque BIL (L)
2019 Art2Cure banque BIL (L)
Artwork by Moritz Ney in the public spaceIn 1973, Ney creates the altar in the church of Pétange. It is made of Persian marble (travertin de Perse). The reddish stone recalls the iron ore mined in the south of Luxembourg.
Since 1980, visitors can enjoy Nemesis, a sculpture made of painted metal, on the esplanade in Remich (L).
In 2020, Moritz Ney restores his artwork with the help of craftsmen working for the the City of Remich. Since then, a rejuvenated Nemesis has returned to the banks of the Moselle.