Kirstin Burckhardt (b. in South Africa) is an installation artist working with sound, video, drawings, performance and imagination. Critically drawing upon her background in psychology and neuroscience her art work addresses power dynamics related to the body in context.   She studied fine arts at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (Germany), China Academy of Hangzhou (China) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon (France). She simultaneously completed her BSc and MSc in psychology at the University of Hamburg. Her work has been honored by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2008–2015) and her admission to the postgraduate program ‘Goldrausch’ in Berlin (2016). Most recently, her work has been selected for the one-year working grant ‘Arbeitsstipendium’ by the city of Hamburg (2017). She has received traveling and residency stipends from the Karl H. Ditze Foundation and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), and has collaborated closely with performing and visual artists from China and Colombia. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Festival of Future Nows 2017-> (2017), Centrum, Berlin (2017), Exploratorio in Medellín, Colombia (2017), Kunsthaus Hamburg (2016), Sanshang Art in Hangzhou, China (2013), Kunstverein Hildesheim (2012), and on the occasion of her artist residencies at the Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten in Cuxhaven (2015) and at the Fundación Espacio Arte in Medellín, Colombia (2017).
Education
2007–2014
Fine Arts (MFA), University of Fine Arts Hamburg HFBK (Hochschule für bildende Künste)
2008–2015
Psychology (BSc and MSc), University of Hamburg. Key areas: clinical psychology, neuroscience
Mar–Oct 2013

China Academy of Art Hangzhou (China)

Oct 2010–Oct 2011
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (FR)
Stipends, Artist Residencies and Distinctions (selected)

2019

Artist Residency, Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

2018

Funding of own own body own with Brenda I. Steinecke Soto by: Elbkulturfonds, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Goethe Institut Bogotá, Medellín Alcadia de Medellín

2017
One-year working grant 2017 (Arbeitsstipendium bildende Kunst) by the city of Hamburg
2017
Traveling grants for a research residency at the Fundación Espacio Arte in Medellín, Colombia: Institut für Auslandsbeziehung (ifa) & Kulturbehörde Hamburg (Office for Art and Media – International Cultural Exchange)
2016
Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin
2015

Artist in Residence, Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven

2008–2015
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
2014–2015
Studio grant, 100 Ateliers für Hamburg
2013
Residency and study grant, Karl H. Ditze Foundation
Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions (selected)

2019

The voice is a sound emanating from the body (working title), Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

2018
» What do I feel when I feel your pain? «, MOM art space, Hamburg
2018
own own body own, performative video-installation with Brenda I. Steinecke Soto, Mojo Club Hamburg
2018
It is probited to sit, stand or lie on the autopsy tables / Es ist untersagt, auf den Sektionstischen zu stehen, zu sitzen oder zu liegen, sight-specific intervention with Lara Bogatay, Daniela Böttcher, Dinah Büchner, Marie Golücke, Sophia Guttenhöfer, Raha Emami Khansari, Nicola Riede, 05/03/2018, in the context of the conference Material Cultures of Psychiatry, Großer Sektionssaal, Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, 2018
2017
small-scale spectacle, performance with Lisa Rykena, hinterconti Gallery, Hamburg
2017
things untold // como un cuerpo, performance with Brenda I. Steinecke Soto, Exploratorio, Medellín (COL)

2015

TIDE潮汐, exhibition at the artist residency Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven

2015

*anghu- „eng, bedrängend“ (-> Angst), art in public spaces commissioned by the city of Heide in collaboration with Birke Baumann

2014

Folgendes zeigt: Kirstin Burckhardt, Folgendes Exhibition Space at HFBK

2012

Sicht sammeln, Kunstverein Hildesheim (cat.)
Group exhibitions (selected)
2018
36. und 37. Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für Bildende Kunst zu Gast bei der Sammlung Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen/Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
2017
BETT, performance with Dania Burger and Eli Skatvedt, Mädchenkammer Berlin
2017
Festival of Future Nows 2017 -> , Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2017
Shades of Today – Picking up the Pieces Post-Truth, performance Grow a Body with Gloria Höckner, Centrum, Berlin
2017
Shades of Today – Picking up the Pieces Post-Truth, 48h Neukölln, Centrum, Berlin
2017
Ars loci 2017, exhibition and art prize (nomination) by the Neuhoff-Fricke Foundation for the promotion of the arts and sciences and the city of Nienburg
2016
Nominee exhibition of the city of Hamburg working grant 2017 (Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst), Kunsthaus Hamburg
2016
Fraud, Fake and Fame – Goldrausch 2016, St. Johannes-Evangelist, Berlin
2014
¶, Hinterconti Hamburg
2014
SETTLERS, Gallery of the HFBK Hamburg (cat.) curated by Julie Gufler & Julia Metropolit
2014
Your current location is temporarily unavailable, graduate exhibition at HFBK Hamburg
2013

On Fiber and Space Art, Sanshang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China

2013

5th Open Studios, scholarship holders of the Art School Alliance Grant, studios Karolinenviertel Hamburg
2012
Mullican Klasse, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin
2011
Soirée Flare #17, short-film festival of the European art and film academies, Montpellier, France
2011
Let’s get down to business, École de Commerce, Grenoble, France
2010
zu Fuß, Frappant Hamburg
Publications
2018
Dort, wo der Körper stattfindet, catalog published on the occasion of the Working Grant (Arbeitsstipendium) 2017 by the city of Hamburg
2017
Empathy Pain No-Pla-cebo, self-published artist zine on the occasion of the Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, sold at Buchhandlung Walther König, Berlin
2016
Untitled (antlers), catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Fraud, Fake and Fame – Goldrausch 2016, Berlin 2016
2014
SETTLERS, catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition series The Waves, HFBK Materialverlag, Hamburg 2014
2012
Sicht sammeln, catalog published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Sicht sammeln, Kunstverein Hildesheim 2012