*1956 Oranienburg – lives in Berlin

In her art, Kerstin Grimm uses the possibilities given to her by drawing and sculpture, feeling at home with both mediums. Her drawing collages are made with mixed techniques superimposed on figures and landscapes, objects and seismograms, delicate linear graphics and transparent colours. Grimm grew up in Oranienburg in East Germany. From 1974 to 1980, she studied German philology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and then for two years she attended evening classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, paving her way into art. The artist loves everything that is unreal, impossible, or that only happens in fairy tales, and has for a long time used animals, children, and fairy-tale characters as motifs in her work. She creates a series of drawings, small bronze sculptures, or works like the large-scale series of “Kinderspiele” (Children’s Games) that has been in the making for the last 15 years. These are large-format drawing collages composed of multiple layers of painted paper, partially covered with transparent sheets. In 2010, Kerstin Grimm was a lecturer at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and in 2011 a sculpture teacher at the Berlin Weißensee School of Art.


Solo exhibitions (selection)

2020 Kerstin Grimm. Landschaften, Bautzener Kunstverein e.V. / Galerie Budissin, Bautzen | 2018 Kerstin Grimm / Frank Seidel / Leo Seidel, Museum Schloss Burgk, Burgk/Saale | 2016 Galerie Haas AG, Zurich | 2012 Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin | 2010 Galerie Pankow, Berlin | 2008 Staatstheater, Schwerin | 2006 Marienkirche, Frankfurt/Oder | 1999 Schloß Rheinsberg | 1997 Altes Rathaus, Fürstenwalde

Grants and Awards

2011 Residency at the Centre Of Contemporary Art Andratx, Spain | 2001 awarded artistic grant Casa Baldi, Olevano, Italy | 2000 award received during 6. Biennale Kleinplastik in Hilden | 1998 scholarship in London funded by an artistic grant from the Stiftung Kulturfonds | 1994 awarded artistic grant from the Stiftung Kulturfonds | 1995 awarded artistic grant from the Kulturministeriums Land Brandenburg | 1994 awarded artistic grant from the Stiftung Kulturfonds | 1993 awarded artistic grant from the Kultursenat of Berlin

Exhibitions with Kerstin Grimm

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