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Kirsten Johannsen lives and works in Berlin


academic QUALIFICATION
2012           Ph.D. University of Plymouth, UK
                  Title: Off the Orbit, works of art for long-term space travellers.
                  Outline of a novel artistic practice
1982 - 86    University of the Art, Berlin, Germany
                  Visual Communication, Prof. Ben Ramsbott
                  Meisterschülerin 1985


ARTIST AWARDS AND GRANTS
2010           Andrea von Braun Foundation, Munich, Germany
2008           Bundesgartenschau Schwerin 2009, Germany
1998           Goldrausch X, Berlin, Germany
1995           Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin, Germany
1986           Certificate of Appreciation, Student Film Festival Tel Aviv, Israel
1983           Prix Moniteur, World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands


ARTIST in Residence
2006           ESTEC, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2000           Regional Gallery Noosa, Australia
1999           Künstlerhaus Worpswede, Germany
1995           ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Institute for Visual Media, Germany


VIDEOTAPES and INSTALLATIONS IN COLLECTIONS AND MUSEUMS
ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Media Museum, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Kijkhuis, Den Haag/ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collection of Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany
Mike Steiner Art Tapes | Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany


EXHIBITIONS
Solo
2017           Sublime Spotting, world in a room, projektraum für fotografie, Berlin
2004           dernier cri, K & K Zentrum für Kunst und Mode, Weimar
1997           Konzert des Äon, Projektraum, Kampl & Binder, Berlin

Group
2017           Stadt als künstlerisches Material, Städtische Galerie Kubus, Hannover (upcomming)
2016           Public Library, Amerika Gedenkbibliothek, Berlin
2015           Constructeurs d’absurde, Bricoleurs d’utopie, Abbaye Saint André,
                  Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, Frankreich
2013           10 Jahre Kunstverein, Schwerin
2012           2112 Imagining the Future, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australien
2010           Theorie des modèles, HEAD, Genf, Schweiz
2010           Museum in Bewegung, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
2009           Entworfene Natur, BUGA Bundesgartenschau Schwerin
2009           Kunstblumen I, Kunstverein Schwerin
2007           Transmediale 07, Berlin
2006           RAUSCH/EN, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, NGBK Berlin
2005           Munch revisited, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
2003           Räume III, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
2002           artists games public´s games, Kunstverein Ulm
2002           Parallel Worlds, K&S Galerie, Berlin
2001           Art in Transition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, USA
2000           Vision_Ruhr, Zeche Zollern II/IV, Dortmund
2000           juxtaposed, Regional Gallery, Noosa, Australien
2000           wro2000@kultura, Wroclaw, Polen
1999           X-ten/ Goldrausch, Edison Höfe, Berlin
1998           surroGate1, ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
1997           Media Museum opening, ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
1996           female coalities, Städtische Galerie, Bremen
1996           Première Biennale Ars Multimédia, Metz
1996           Objekt Video, Landesmuseum Linz
1995           Galerie Vorsetzen, Hamburg
1995           Cherchez la Femme, Kunsthaus Hamburg
1994           Festival Intern. de Video, Vigo
1992           Euro Aim, San Sebastian
1991           Nationalgalerie, Budapest
1991           European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
1991           Ave, Arnheim
1991           Interferenzen, Riga & St. Petersburg
1989           European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
1988           Internationale Photoszene, Museum Ludwig, Köln
1987           Festival Salsomaggiore, Italien
1987           Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen
1986           Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv
1986           World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag
1986           National Video Festival, Los Angeles
1985           Kunst mit Eigensinn, Wien
1985           European Media Festival, Osnabrück
1985           Infermental IV.
1984           Berlinale, 14. Forum des jungen Films, Berlin
1984           XLI. Espositione Intern. d‘ Arte la Biennale di Venezia
1984           Festival Intern. de Cine de San Sebastian
1984           Videonale, Bonn
1983           World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag
1983           Video Festival, Montbéliard
1983           Infermental III.


PUBLICATIONS
Artworks for Astronauts: Limits within Limitlessness, a Transdisciplinary Working Field for Artists
  ISR Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, London, Vol. 41, Number 1, March 2016
  available under www.tandfonline.com
Second Hand Journeys in „Ich habe mir das Paradies immer als Bibliothek vorgestellt“
  eds Katharina Hohmann, Christiane ten Hoevel, Berlin: Revolver Verlag 2014
• Ten Thousand Steps, Bedeutungslabor, 2013, available under: bedeutungslabor.com
Lernpapier, Andrea von Braun Foundation 2013, available online under: www.avbstiftung.de
Off the Orbit, Works of Art for Long-Term Astronauts. Outline of a Novel Artistic Practice, 2012
  dissertation available under: http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk
Constructing Paradise, DVD, Verlag Sutstein, Berlin 2011


INVITED PAPERS AND LECTURES
Kunst im Weltraum. Künstlerische Praxis in extremen Umgebungen
   acatech Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, München, 2017
Stay tuned, HAT Interdisciplinary Research Center Humanities/Art/Technology,
  Poznan Poland, 2014
Von Kunstwerken und Kapselräumen, Kunstverein Frankfurt, 2014
Art as Part of the Life Support System in Long-Term Space Missions,
  19th IAAHumans in Space Symposium, Cologne 2013 (poster)
Raumfahrt und Identität, Universität Göttingen, Germany 2013
Creative Activities in Space, per.SPICE!, artistic research, Sophiensaele Berlin 2012
Atmosphäre als Medium, Tagung Mediale Räume, Btk Hochschule für Gestaltung
  Berlin 2012
On artworks and space travellers, 63rd International Astronautical Congress,
  Naples, Italy 2012
Von Kunstwerken und Raumfahrern, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der
  Wissenschaften, Salon Sophie Charlotte, Berlin, Germany 2012
Grenzen im Grenzenlosen, BtK Hochschule für Gestaltung Berlin, Germany 2011
Limits within Limitlessness, HEAD Geneve, Switzerland 2010
Off the Orbit, The Public Face of Space, International Space University, Strasbourg,
  France 2010
Kunst im Weltraum, Potentiale und Grenzen, Kultur und Raumfahrt, Landesmuseum
  Braunschweig, Germany 2008
The Other Place, Less Remote, The Arts Catalyst, Glasgow, Scotland 2007
Recreation and Leisure in Outer Space Reviewing the Future, University of Quebec,
  Montreal, Canada 2007
Designing Art in Microgravity Environments, The School of the Art Institute of
  Chicago, Art Department, Chicago, USA 2007
The Other Space, Sripatum University, Faculty of Architecture, Digital Arts Forum,
  Bangkok, Thailand 2005
Nomadic Nature Kit Chiang Mai University, Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai,
  Thailand 2005


STUDIES/ participated
2011 - 14     Transfer of Scientific Aspects into the Arts,
                   ETTAS Topical Team Member, European Space Agency ESA
2006            Study for the Cultural Utilisation of the International Space Station,
                   executed by The Arts Catalyst, London in collaboration with European Space Agency ESA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Artistic Assistant | KÜNSTLERISCHE MITARBEITERIN

2001 - 03     Bauhaus – University Weimar, Media Faculty, Germany
                   Department Design of Media Environment


TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
2016            Akademie Bad Reichenhall, Die Kunst des Wanderns, Workshop
2012 - 15     BTK Hochschule für Gestaltung, Berlin, Media Spaces
                   scenographical strategies :: atmosphere
2007            Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Institute of Film, Zürich, Switzerland
                   Transversalité | Documentary Film
1996 - 98     University of Art, Berlin, Germany
                   first edit, | Introduction into VideoEditing
1993            Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany
                   Video – VideoEditing


RELATED EXPERIENCES
screenplay, director, production | television
1990            »Das Glück sei Unbeweglichkeit« (Happiness means not moving)
                   Kleines Fernsehspiel, German Television, ZDF (60 min Video)

set and costume designer | film and television
1983 - 94     i.e. Christoph Schlingensief/ Schafe von Wales, Gustav Hamos/ Der Unbesiegbare,
                   Thomas Balzer/ L-Film

set designer assistant | theatre
1981 - 82      Schauspielhaus Hamburg and Staatstheater Stuttgart