Franz Ackermann was born in Neumarkt-sankt Veit, Germany in1963, lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe.
Franz Ackermann studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Munich during 1984-88; University for Fine Arts, Hamburg from 1989-91. He awarded DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in 1990, grant to Hong Kong in 1991. Since 2001, he has been appointed as the professor of Academy for Fine Arts Karlsruhe. Franz Ackermann has been active as a painter, printmaker and installation artist since the early 1990s. His oeuvre comprises drawings, watercolors, murals, paintings and installations, which he partially extends by photographic works, projections and architectural models. His works centered on themes of tourism, globalization and urbanism, had reflected the social changes and political issues wrought by increasing globalization and the resulting cultural homogenization.
In 1997 Franz Ackermann received the Art Prize from the city of Nordhorn for the redesign of the Munich subway station "Georg-Brauchle-Ring" (2003), and awarded a “Hugo Boss” nomination in 2004, and in the next year he was honored with the award "MFI Preis Kunst am Bau". His works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions and are kept in major museums and collections, such as the Venice Biennale in 2003 and exhibited extensively including the Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthalle Bonn; Kunsthalle St Gallen, Switzerland and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. His works are held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, USA; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam etc,.