Born 1986 in Bottrop, Germany. Lives and works in Sicily.
Bottrop graduated as Meisterschüler from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2014, where he studied under Albert Oehlen, Andreas Schulze and Jutta Koether. His work has been the subject of a number of important solo and group exhibitions including: Jungle Rapture, Pilar Corrias, London (2021); La vista y el tacto (ca. 1929-30), Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada (2021); "Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (2019); "Line Packers" (with Albert Oehlen), Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles (2018); "Hovel", Kunstverein Heppenheim, Heppenheim (2016); "Fasi Lunari", Fondazione Carriero, Milan (2016); and "You Are Missing A Lot Of Beautiful Shit" (with Violet Dennison), Open Forum, Berlin and Museum Quadrat, Bottrop (2014).