BIOGRAPHY

Born: 1966, Reinbek, near Hamburg, Germany
1988-94 Masters, Painting and Stage Design, UdK Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1987-88 Graphics, FH Hamburg (Technical College), Hamburg, Germany
Lives in Berlin, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
‘surf’, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn, Bregenz, Austria
2014
‘surf’, Les Prochaines Art Truck, Koppenplatz, Berlin, Germany
2013

‘I love FEMINISM’, September, Berlin, Germany
2012
‘I love FEMINISM’, Stellwerk, Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, Germany
‘Wärmespeichersysteme / Heat Storage Systems’, September, Berlin, Germany
If you close the door’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010
‘If you close the door’, September, Berlin, Germany
2008
‘CINÉ’, Galerie 21, Braunschweig, Germany
Jan-Holger’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007
‘Mittelerde’, September, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
2005
‘Unser Haus’, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany
2004
‘POSTER_BOX Part 1’, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany
‘Reserve’, Allgemeiner Konsumverein Braunschweig, Berlin, Germany
2003
‘Reserve’, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany
‘Reserve’, GEHAG Forum, Berlin, Germany
‘WK8P2’, GEHAG Forum, Berlin, Germany
2001
‘In Wärmeland #2’, Galerie Station in the Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1998
‘Singles’, Focus Mediport, Berlin, Germany
1997
‘Komm’ (with Markus Strieder), dirty windows gallery, Berlin, Germany
1995
‘Raucher, Hair, Nasen, 1 Good Girl & 1 Bad Girl’, Galerie Manfred Giesler, Berlin, Germany
1994
‘Kerstin Dechsel’, Galerie Manfred Giesler, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
‘GEGEN WEISS: Peripherien der Zeichnung’, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany
‘No Final Print: silkscreenprints from the last 40 years’, Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2015
‘Versuch einen Platz in Berlin zu erfassen’, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany
‘Allan Kaprow: Fluids 1967 / 2015’, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
‘StillLeben / Still Life’, Zwinger, Berlin, Germany
Ten’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Wie wenn am Feiertage / If we took a holiday’, Zwinger, Berlin, Germany
‘Trouble in Painting’, BBB centre d´Art, Toulouse, France
2014
‘Was Uns Trend’, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
‘UTA’, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
In and out of windows’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Pausenbilder’, OZEAN, Berlin, Germany
‘Achtzig für Achtzig’, Kunsthaus, Achim Freyer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
‘Hatje Cantz & Du Moulin’, Bikini, Berlin, Germany
Between fact and fiction’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2013

‘Winter Show’, September, Berlin, Germany
‘Come Like Shadows’, Zürcher Studio, New York, USA
‘Zusammen’, September, Berlin, Germany
‘Me, Myself and I’, Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany
‘UHU’, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
‘Painting Forever! Keilrahmen’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
‘en face: portraits in painting and drawing’, Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany
‘Images for Images, Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists’, Gallery for the Central Bohemian Region (GASK), Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
‘Industrial Witchcraft Studio’, September/Container, Berlin, Germany
‘Luminous Language’, Launch F18, New York, USA
‘****’, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton
2012
‘Day In, Day Out’, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
‘The Dorian Project’, SecondGuest, New York, USA, touring to Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, USA
‘Loreley’, IM-PORT//EX-PORT, Kassel, Germany
‘The Nail, the Colours, the Mast’, the Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany
2011
‘lieb & teuer’, Galerie Nord, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
‘Espíritu de Época’, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Lanzarote
2010
‘Thema Frau’, September, Berlin, Germany
‘Diskurshexe’, Are you coming too?, Berlin, Germany
2009
‘Freie Wahl? Die Formkräfte des Kunstlebens’, Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
A room inside them’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘The New Omega Workshops’, September, Berlin, Germany
‘Rotate’, Contemporary Art Society, London
2008
‘Gewoon Anders!’ (Just Different!), Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007
‘Meatdistrict’, MAMA showroom for media and moving art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
‘A Room of One’s Own’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2006
‘The Eighth Square: Gender, Life and Desire in Art Since 1960’, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
‘berlintendenzen’ (Berlin trends), La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
‘A Room of One’s Own’, de Markten, Brussels, Belgium
‘Stips 06-07’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
‘Ensembles’, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
2005
‘In Wirklichkeit’ (In reality), Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
2004
‘1st Berliner Kunstsalon’, Arena, Berlin, Germany
‘B2B and back again’, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany
‘Wintershow’, Laura Mars Group, Berlin, Germany
2003
‘Paradise’, Alexanderplatz Bunker, Berlin, Germany
‘Scarface’, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, Germany
‘Das Atmen der Stadt’ (The breathing of the city), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
‘WK8P2 Abbau’, Superumbau, Hoyerswerda, Germany
2002
‘Over the moon’, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
‘Mahagoni’, Offspace, Vienna, Austria
2001
‘Werkschau 7’, Künstlerförderung, Berlin, Germany
2000
‘Randori 2’, loop – raum für aktuelle kunst, Berlin, Germany
‘Satellit’ (Plug-in-Video), Z 2000, Berlin-Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
‘Bungalow’, Z 2000, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1999
‘Visitez ma tente’, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Bahnhof Westend, Berlin, Germany
‘Pleasure principle (props)’, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
‘Más y más, Stadt in den Beinen’, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
1998
‘Goldrausch 9’, Marstall, Berlin, Germany
1997
‘Pearls Vol. 5’, Kunstamt Treptow, Berlin, Germany
‘Parkhaus, Stadt im Regal’, Parkhaus des Grandhotels, Berlin, Germany
1995
‘Painting’, Galerie Mora, Berlin, Germany
1992
‘New Generation’, Museum of History, Tallinn, Estonia

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2011
Catalogue funding (‘Heat Storage Systems’), Senate Chancellery-Cultural Affairs, Berlin, Germany
2008
Working grant, Kunstfonds Bonn, Germany
2006
Work scholarship of the Senate Administration for Science, Research and Culture, Berlin, Germany
2005
Scholarship of the Senate Administration for Science, Research and Culture, Berlin, Germany, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1997
Scholarship for women artists, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, Germany
1990
Critic's Prize, Berliner Zeitung, for ‘La Finta Giardiniera’, WA Mozart, Hebbeltheater, Berlin, Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
‘Come like shadows’, review, The New Yorker (New York), www.newyorker.com, January
Come like shadows’, review, In Between, William Eckhardt Kohler, The Huffington Post (UK), www.huffingtonpost.com, 2 January
2013
‘Gegen und zusammen, Galerie September mischt Mütter und den Kotti auf’, Night Out @ Berlin (Berlin), November
2012

‘If you close the door’, review, The Huffington Post (UK), www.huffingtonpost.com, 26 March
‘If you close the door’, review, Robert Meddes, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne), March
‘If you close the door’, review, Godfrey Worsdale, Luxe Magazine (Sunderland), February
2011
‘Heat Storage Systems’, catalogue, texts: Birgit Effinger, Jack Halberstam, Angela McRobbie, Jutta von Zitzewitz, foreword by Dieta Sixt, pub. Hatje-Cantz Verlag & Co., Berlin, Germany, December
‘Espíritu de Época’, catalogue, pub. Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo (MIAC), Lanzarote
2010
‘Porträt Kerstin Drechsel’, online interview (in German), Monopol, www.monopol-magazin.de, June
2009
‘A room inside them’, review, Christopher Collett, Metro Newspaper (London), 16 July
2008
‘Jan Holger’, review, Andrew Fenwick, Metro Newspaper (London), 18 January
‘Jan Holger’, review, The Chronicle (Newcastle upon Tyne), 15 January
‘Jan Holger’, preview, Amy Rudd, Metro Newspaper (London), 10 January
‘Jan Holger’, preview, Rebecca Hunter, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne), January
2007
‘Mittelerde’, catalogue, pub. Vice Versa Publishing, Berlin, Germany
2006
‘New German Painting’, Christoph Tannert, pub. Prestel Publishing, Munich, Germany
‘Das achte Feld’ (The Eighth Square), catalogue, pub. Hatje Cantz Publishing, Ostfildern, Germany
‘Das achte Feld’, review, die Zeit (Hamburg, Germany), 31 August
‘Das achte Feld’, review, art-magazine (Germany), August
2005
‘Unordnung ist das halbe Leben’ (Disorder is the half-life), Sebastian Preuss, Berliner Zeitung (Berlin, Germany), 28 July
2004
‘Das Leben malen’ (Paint life), Richard Rabensaat, Taz (Berlin, Germany), 1 April
1998
‘In Wärmeland’, pub. Vice Versa Publishing, Berlin, Germany

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