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 work adresses power dynamics related to the body in context.

 

She studed 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), 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 and Distinctions (selected)

Jan–Dec 2017

Working grant 2017 (Arbeitsstipendium bildende Kunst) by the city of Hamburg

Feb–Mar 2017

Traveling grants for research residency at the Fundación Espacio Arte in Medellín, Colombia:
Institut für Auslandsbeziehung (ifa) &
Kulturbehörde Hamburg (International Cultural Exchange)

Jan–Dec 2016

Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin

Sep–Dec 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

Mar–Oct 2013

Residency and study grant, Karl H. Ditze Foundation

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions (selected)

2018 (forthcoming)

The puppy is crying and it’s breaking my heart [working title], MOM art space, Hamburg

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 (forthcoming)

Arbeitsstipendium der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg 2016-2017, 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 (forthcoming)

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

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