As a visual artist, I work on the themes of female physicality, intimacy, safety, and body boundaries in the media of installation, object, and collage. In my work, I am particularly interested in the simultaneity of initially contradictory states such as defensiveness and attraction or safety and danger. I try to create more fluid and current narratives of corporeality that create a complex image of human bodies and behavior. For this, I mainly use material illusions. Through the movement of the viewer in the space, the structures of my works shift from attraction to danger and from softness to hardness.

My current works are mostly characterized by highly repetitive, craft production processes that can be continued indefinitely. It is based on the idea that states of violation, questions of safety and the constant re-exploration of intimacy and bodily boundaries must be eternally re-examined, negotiated and, if necessary, changed. Therefore, they need an artistic translation that can co-evolve in the long term and keep asking questions. At the same time, working with endlessly repeating structures also removes the hierarchical level between artist and artwork. My body creates the work, and the work creates my body.

Photo: Jenny Bewer

scholarships

  • 2023/24 DE | Stiftungen der Sparkasse Holstein, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn | Kunststipendium in der Trittauer Wassermühle | annual working and studio grant
  • 2022 DE | Bonn | Stiftung Kunstfonds | NEUSTART | working grant
    DE | Hamburg | GOLDBEKHOF | studio scholarship | nominated
  • 2021/22 DE | Hamburg | Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media, Hamburg Cultural Foundation, Berufsverband bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Hamburg | Hamburger Zukunftsstipendium | working grant
  • 2019/21 DE | Hamburg | Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media | Studio scholarship in Mümmelmannsberg
  • 2018/19 DE | Claussen-Simon-Foundation | stART.up | annual grant

residencies

  • 2023/24 DE | Trittau | Trittauer Wassermühle
  • 2021 PL | Sopot | Goyki3 Art Inkubator
  • 2019 PRT | Lisbon | REFUGIUM | Presidio da Trafaria
    DE | Worpswede | Künstlerhäuser Worpswede
  • 2018 SVN | Kranj | Layerjeva hiša
  • 2012 IT | Civitella d´Agliano | Associazione Progetto Turistico

awards

  • 2023 GB | Contemporary Collage Magazine Award | shortlisted
  • 2021 PL | Allegro Prize | shortlisted
    DE | Collage Award of the Münzenberg Forum Berlin | 1st prize
  • 2020 DE, CH, EST | Anfachen Award | winner
  • 2019 DE, CH, EST | Anfachen Award | winner
    DE | Bodenheim/Nackeheimt | Art-in-Architecture competition | 3rd prize
  • 2018 DE | art award of Fürstenwalde | nominated
  • 2017 DE | Collage Award of the Münzenberg Forum Berlin | 3rd prize
  • 2014 DE | :output Award | honorable mention
    DE, GB | Mut zu Wut | winner

project fundings and travel grants

  • 2023 DE | Liebelt Foundation | „Quecksilbergarten“ | catalogue funding
    DE | Claussen-Simon Foundation | Claussen-Simon Fonds für Kunst | „Uncover“ | project funding
    DE | Poolhaus Blankenese Foundation | „Uncover“ | project funding
  • 2022 DE, PL | Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media | International Exchange | travel grant Warsaw–Hamburg
  • 2021 DE | Claussen-Simon Foundation | Claussen-Simon Fonds für Kunst | „Not one more... but still I am counting“ | project funding
  • 2020 DE | Hamburg Cultural Foundation | Kunst kennt keinen Shutdown | „Wir haben uns an eine Welt gewöhnt. Wir gehen in eine andere über.“ | project funding
    DE | Fonds Darstellende Künste | #takecare | „Somatisches Bauen“ | project funding
    DE | Claussen-Simon Foundation | Was zählt! | „Somatisches Bauen“ | project funding
  • 2014 DE | HAW Hamburg | Projektförderung für Gleichstellung | „Der stille Organismus“ | project funding

education

  • 2014–17 DE | Hamburg | HAW-Hamburg | Master of Arts | Class of Christian Hahn
  • 2009–13 DE | Nuremberg | Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule | Bachelor of Arts

exhibitions (forthcoming)

  • 2024 DE | Trittau | Galerie in der Wassermühle Trittau | "Quecksilbergarten" | solo
    DE | Hamburg | Bucerius Kunst Forum | "10 Jahre stART.up" | group

exhibitions solo/duo (selection)

  • 2022 DE | Hamburg | Westwerk | „hungry eyes“ with Vera Drebusch
    DE | Hamburg, Nuremberg | Galerie Ladøns, Edel Extra | „fließend Ding, biegsamer Körper“ with Bärbel Praun
  • 2021 PL | Sopot | Goyki3 Art Inkubator | „Not one more... but still I am counting“ | Curated by Kasia Sobczak
    DE | Hamburg | mom ART Space | „Schichtarbeit“ with Daniela Wesenberg
    DE | Hamburg | Galerie 21 | „Somatisches Bauen“ with Teresa Hofmann
  • 2020 DE | Erlangen | Kunstverein | „Liaison“ with Daniela Bergschneider
    DE | Hamburg | Westwerk | „hungry eyes“ Screening with Vera Drebusch
  • 2018 DE | Hamburg | Altes Zollamt Rothenburgsort | “Der stille Organismus“
  • 2015 DE | Hamburg | vangard | „add art“ with Niels Gille
  • 2014 DE | Nuremberg | Weinerei | „Inkarnation“

exhibitions group (selection)

  • 2023 DE | Hamburg | Künstlerhaus Sootbörn | „Uncover II“
    DE | Hamburg | Westwerk | „Uncover I“
    DE | Trittau | Galerie in der Wassermühle | "Clean Shaven"
    DE | Hamburg | mom ART Space | „Sexed Power“ | Curated by Dagmar Rauwald
    DE | Wiesbaden | Frauenmuseum | „Kaleidoskop“ | Curated by Maria Elisa Quiaro
  • 2022 PL | Warsaw | lokal_30 | „Take my eyes“ | Curated by Agnieszka Rayzacher
    DE | Hamburg | mom ART Space | „Passed out“ | Curated by Dagmar Rauwald
    DE | Hamburg | Harbour | „betweenEbbandFlow: interstitial spaces“ | Curated by Giulia Busetti
    DE | Hamburg | Meet Frida artspace | „beyond BEYOND“ | Curated by Dr. Franziska Storch
  • 2021 DE | Berlin | Münzenberg-Forum | „Ausstellung der Preisträger:innen“
    DE | Ahrensburg | Galerie im Marstall | „Collecting yourself / Notizen des Sammelns“ | Curated by Dr. Katharina Schlüter
    DE | Hamburg | Kunsthaus | „weiter.machen“
  • 2020 DE, EST, CH | Hamburg, Tallin, Zurich | Anfachen Award | „winner exhibition“
    DE | Berlin | ORi | „Körper“
  • 2019 DE | Hamburg | Frappant | „SHIFT - beyond the binary“ | Curated by Possy Collective
    BEL | Brussels | Maison de Peuple de Saint Gilles | „Universal Language“ | Collagistas Festival
    DE | Hamburg | raum linksrechts | „Neue Einheit“
  • 2018 DE | Hamburg | Kraftwerk Bille | „Mann fällt in Loch, weil er denkt, es sei Kunst“ |
    Curated by Laura Stieg
    DE | Fürstenwalde | Galerie Altes Rathaus | „9. Miniatur in der bildenden Kunst“
    DE | Hamburg | Affenfaust Galerie | „New Rave“ | Curated by XULI and Miro Tiebe
    SVN | Kranj | Layerjeva hisa | „KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage“ | Curated by Petra Čeh
    DE | Nuremberg | Edel Extra | „disappear“ | Curated by Sybille Körner Weidinger
  • 2017 IT | Milano | Stecca 3.0 | „Universal Language“ | Collagistas Festival
    DE | Berlin | Münzenberg Forum | „Ausstellung der Preisträgerinnen“
  • 2016 DE | Hamburg | Schipper Company | „add art“ - - DE | Göttingen | Galerie Art Supplement | „Hexagon“ | Curated by Christian Hahn
  • 2014 DE | Nuremberg | Quelle | „Sommerkollektion“
    DE, UK | Heidelberg, Mannheim, Berlin, London | „Mut zur Wut“
    DE | Nuremberg | TH Nuremberg | „Werkschau der Absolventinnen“

catalogues and publications

  • 2024 DE | Trittau | „Quecksilbergarten“ | Curated by Dr. Katharina Schlüter | Stiftungen der Sparkasse Holstein | exhibition catalogue
  • 2023 GB | Contemporary Collage Magazine | Interview
    DE | Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden | „Kaleidoskop“ | Curated by Maria Elisa Quairo |
    exhibition catalogue
    DE | mom ART space | „Sexed Power“ | Curated by Dagmar Rauwald | exhibition catalogue
    DE | Dummy Magazin | "Twin Peaks" | magazine
  • 2021 PL | „About Marias“ | Inkjet Print | 68 pages | DinA5
    DE | Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media | „noli me tangere“ | catalogue DE | Galerie im Marstall Ahrensburg | „Collecting yourself / Notizen des Sammelns“ | Curated by Dr. Katharina Schlüter | Stiftungen der Sparkasse Holstein | exhibition catalogue
  • 2019 DE | Frappant | „SHIFT: beyond the binary“ | curated by Possy Collective | exhibition catalogue
    SVN | Layerjeva hisa | „KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage“ | Curated by Petra Čeh | exhibition catalogue
    BEL | Maison de Peuple de Saint Gilles | „Universal Language“ | Collagistas Festival | exhibition catalogue
    DE | Kunsthaus Hamburg | „Position“ | Berufsverband bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Hamburg | exhibition catalogue
  • 2018 DE | Kraftwerk Bille | „Mann fällt in Loch, weil er denkt, es sei Kunst“ | Curated by Laura Stieg | exhibition catalogue
    SVN | Layerjeva hisa | „KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage“ | Curated by Maja Antoncic | exhibition catalogue
    DE | Galerie Altes Rathaus Fürstenwalde | „9. Miniatur in der bildenden Kunst“ |
    exhibition catalogue
  • 2017 IT | Stecca 3.0 | „Beautiful Monsters“ | Collagistas Festival | exhibition catalogue
    AUS | „Making the Cut Vol.1: The World‘s Best Collage Artists“ | Crooks Press | 276 pages | book
  • 2016 DE | „Dear Brother“ | Risography Print | 20 pages | DinA5
  • 2015 DE | vangard | „Simone Karl & Niels Gille“ | add art | exhibition catalogue
  • 2014 DE | „Ich bin es nicht. Ich bin´s.“ | Indigo Print | 110 pages | DinA4

workshops, teaching, lectures, articles

  • 2024 DE | Trittau | Galerie in der Wassermühle | „Quecksilbergarten“ | artist talk
  • 2023 AUT | Linz | Kunstuniversität | „5 Uhr Tee“ | lecture
    DE | Hamburg | Der Lächelnde Hase | radio show
    GB I London I „contemporary collage magazine“ I interview
    DE I TAZ I „Die Kunst-Oase am Airport“ I article
  • 2022 DE | Hamburg | MeetFrida art space | „beyond BEYOND“ | artist talk
    PL I SZUM I „Jak zrujnować sobie życie za pomocą jabłka.„Take My Eyes” w lokalu_30“ I article
    AUT I artmagazine I „Kämpfe um Körper, Psyche, Sexualität und Struktur“ I article
    PL I Dialog I „Oskarżam! O performatywnej mocy prawa i mechanizmach sprawiedliwości“ I article
    PL I Radio Kapital I „Pasmo gościnne: Take my eyes“ I radio
    PL I Polityka I „Recenzja wystawy: „Take My Eyes“ I article
  • 2021 DE | Nuremberg | Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule | „am anfang war das ding“ | workshop
    DE | Ahrensburg | Galerie im Marstall | „Collecting yourself / Notizen des Sammelns | artist talk
    DE | Hamburg | Claussen-Simon-Stiftung | „Creative Brainstorming Processes“ | lecture and workshop
  • 2019 DE | Stadtteilschule Mümmelmannsberg | „Advanced training for art teachers“ | workshop
  • 2018 SVN | Kranj | Layerjeva hiša | „House of Memories“ | workshop