Ulla von Brandenburg

Ulla von Brandenburg works in a diverse range of media to create complex, multi-layered narratives that investigate the thresholds that exist between reality and artifice. Working with film; drawing; installation, and performance, von Brandenburg engages with popular cultural forms from multiple epochs as a means through which to explore contemporary collective experience. Working within seemingly archaic traditions such as the tableau vivant, von Brandenburg appropriates historical source material and transforms it into the present to tacitly reveal the rules that govern our social reality.

Permeated by recurring themes and images sourced from literature; expressionist theatre; early cinema, and pre-Freudian psychoanalysis, von Brandenburg’s practice cross-references back and forth between media creating a language that loops back on itself: endlessly repeating and developing. Concerned with ‘the borders of different consciousness: past and present, alive and dead, real and illusionary’, von Brandenburg creates work positioned uncertainly at the point at which reality ends and the illusion of life, emotions and events begins.

Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany) lives and works in Paris. Forthcoming in November 2015 von Brandenburg will premiere a specially designed film installation for Performa 15 in New York. In 2016 she will hold significant solo exhibitions at ACCA, Melbourne; La Fondrerie Darling, Montréal; Power Plant, Toronto; Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes, Rennes; and Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich. Major solo exhibitions of her work include: Ulla von Brandenburg: Wagon Wheel, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2015); 24 Filme, Kein Schnitt, MAMCO, Geneva (2014); Inside is not Outside, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2014); Innen ist nicht Außen, Secession, Vienna (2013); Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2013, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); Das Versteck des W.L., Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); Neue Alte Welt, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2011); Name or Number, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris (2009); Ulla von Brandenburg, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009); Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); Passengers 1.68 Ulla von Brandenburg, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008). Significant group exhibitions include: Accrochage 3: Pop & Musique/Son, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); Et bien dansez maintenant !, Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain (2015); After Dark, MAMCO, Geneva (2015); Vidéodanse, Le corps en jeu, Space 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); The Other Side, CAC, Vilnius (2014); Explore, Frac Île-de-France, château de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin (2014); A Guest Without a Host is a Ghost, The Kadist Collection in residency, Le Caire (2014); 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney (2014); The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014); Film as Sculpture, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2013); The Objects, Glasgow Sculpture Studio, Glasgow (2013); Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto (2012); Intense Proximite, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2011); Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankurt (2011); Spatial City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2010); Making Worlds, 53rd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); YOKOHAMA 2008, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama (2008); Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008); The World as a Stage, ICA, Boston (2008); Performa 07, the 2nd Visual Art Performance Biennal, New York (2007); The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London (2007).

 

Born 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany
Lives and works in Paris

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes, Rennes – FR

2016
Matadero, Madrid – SP
Power Plant, Toronto – CA
La Fonderie Darling, Montréal – CA
ACCA, Melbourne – AU
Sometimes yes, sometimes no, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich – CH
Orange Meets Blue, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw – PL

2015
Performa, New York – USA
Objects Without Shadows, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Art Basel, with Art:Concept Galerie, Basel – CH
Kalns, grimsti ! Ieja celies !, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga – LV
Yesterday and Today is Tomorrow is also like this, Kasseler Kunsteverein, Kassel – DE
Miart Fair, with Pilar Corrias Gallery, Milano – IT
Baisse-toi montagne, lève-toi vallon, Performatik 2015, Kaaitheatre, Brussels – BE
Zuvor wie Vorher, Produzenten Galerie, Hamburg – DE
Wagon Wheel, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis – US

2014
24 Filme, kein Schnitt [24 films, no edits], MAMCO (curated by Xavier Franceschi), Geneva – CH
Innen ist nicht Außen [Inside is not Outside], Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover – DE

2013
Ulla von Brandenburg: Die Straße, Art: Concept, Paris – FR
Innen ist nicht Außen [Inside Is Not Outside], Secession, Vienna – AT
Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2013, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Das Versteck des W.L.,Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Gleich Gleich Gleich, Kiosk, Ghent – BE
Eigenschatten, Monitor, Rome – IT
Following the signs, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv – IL

2012
Mirrorsong, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
The Nonexistent Knight, Rosascape, Paris – FR

2011
Das Versteck des W.L, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg – DE
Neue Alte Welt, The Common Guild, Glasgow – UK

2010
Neue Alte Welt, Art: Concept, Paris – FR
Chorspiel, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö – SE
The Objects, Galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris – FR

2009
Wagon Wheel, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Name or Number, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris – FR
Ulla von Brandenburg, Chisenhale Gallery (curated by Polly Staples, Deirdre Kelly and Andrew Bonacina), London – UK

2008
Art Unlimited, Art 39 Basel, Basel – CH
Ulla von Brandenburg: Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be, Irish Museum of Modern Art (curated by Rachel Thomas), Dublin – IL
Passengers 1.8 Ulla von Brandenburg, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco – US
Where there is a network of red over the green, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf – DE
La Maison,Docking Station, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – NL

2007
Karo Sieben, Art:Concept Paris – FR
Brief oder Neuigkeiten, Produzentengalerie Hamburg – DE

2006
Cinq Milliards D’Années, Module 1, Palais de Tokyo, Paris – FR
Ulla von Brandenburg, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich – CH*

2005
Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede, Lüneburg – DE
Der Brief, installation in public space (curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers), Berlin – DE
I am making a crazy quilt and I want your face for the center, Pavilion Project, Montreal – CA
Fuenf sind’s doch schon im ersten Spiel, Trottoir Hamburg – DE
Ulla von Brandenburg, Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede, Allemagne – DE

2004
Ein Mensch ist keine Nadel, Blaue Kugel Hamburg – DE
Ouija, Diplomausstellung HfbK, Hamburg – DE

2003
Den Gelben in die Ecke, Doublette in der Mitte, Studiogalerie Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig – DE*

2001
Ja. Auch Sie!, Galerie Taubenstrasse, Hamburg – DE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Ulla von Brandenburg, Haris Epaminonda & Francis Upritchard, Art:Concept Galerie, Paris – FR

2015
Wolken lösen sich in Wasser, Steirischer Herbst, Graz – AT
Et bien dansez maintenant!
, Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain – FR
Les Mondes Inversés, B.P.S.22, Espace de création contemporaine de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi – BE
International Faber-Castell Drawing Award, New Museum in Nuremberg, Nuremberg – DE
Accrochage no. 3: Pop et Musique, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris – FR
L’icosasphère, curated by Samuel Gross, Galerie Mezzanin, Geneva – CH
Tapisserie ? De Piccaso à Message, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers – FR
Lunettes noires et chambre claire, Centre d’art image/imatge, Orthez – FR
Signalwege, Rudolf Virchow Center, Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine, University of Würzburg / Curator Ulrike Lorenz, Würzburg – DE
Vidéodanse, Le corps en jeu, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
VariationsLeCorbusier, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Château de Carros, Carros – FR
After Dark, Oeuvres de la collection du Frac Ile-de-France, Mamco, Geneva – CH
The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts – US
Creating Realities, Goetz Collection, Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhorst, Munich – DE

2014
Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, curated by Nicola Graef, me Collectors Room / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin – DE

Nothing twice, Crikoteka, Krakow – PL
Explore, Frac Ile-de-France, Chåteau de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin – FR
The Other Sight, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius – LT
FIAC, Art: Concept stand, Paris – FR
Noli me tangere, Bibliothèque municipal et théâtre de la ville, Vérone – IT
Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London – UK
Informal Forms, Aran Cravey, Los Angeles – US
Les cours des choses, Art: Concept, Paris – FR
Le Mouvement – The City Performed, Centre PasquArt, Biel / Bienne – CH
Bash II, BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, New York – US
On Stage, Karst, Plymouth – UK
Fernelmont Contemporary Art, Château de Fernelmont, Fernelmonth – BE
La Poetica Della Meraviglia, Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo – IT
A Guest Without a Host is a Ghost, The Kadist Collection in residency, Le Caire – FR
Manners of Matters, Salzburger Kunstverein & Musée des Ducs de Würtemberg, Montbéliard – FR
Bash I, curated by Daniel Mason, BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock – NY
19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney – AU
Happier than the Morning Sun
, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf – DE
Rose, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines (CEAAC) (curated by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel), Strasbourg – FR
Something Less, Something More, CNAP, Palais de Tokyo, Paris – FR
PER/FORM. HOW TO DO THINGS WITH[OUT] WORDS, curated by Chantal Pontbriand, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Madrid – ES
Lumière Noire, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux – FR
The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam – NL

2013
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Muse national de l’art moderne, Paris – FR
Wide as an Illusion. Expansion Dissolves, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf – DE
Film as Sculpture, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels – BE
1966-79, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne – FR
Salon du dessin – Prix Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Palais de la Bourse, Paris – FR
The Objects, Glasgow Sculpture Studio, Glasgow – UK

2012
Forming, Norming, Performing, Storming, Christian Nagel Gallery, Antwerp – BE
Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto – CA
Intense Proximite, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris – FR
The Way Things Are, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia – US
Fools. Artists. Saints. Masters of Chaos, Kunsthalle Bonn (curated by Jean de Loisy), Bonn – DE
Made in Germany Zwei: International Art In Germany, Sprengel Museum Hannover, kestnergesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover – DE
Andreas Slominski, Christoph Blawert and Ulla von Brandenburg, ph-projects, Berlin – DE
Fetish and Figure, LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving images, ICA, London – UK
30 Kuenstler – 30 Raueme, Neues Museum, Nuernberg – DE
Coup Double, Hangar 2, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux – FR
Castle in the Air. A seance of imagination, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznan – PL
The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin – DE
Crossroads: Between Intimacy and Spectacle, Prague Quadrennial, Kulturni Centar, Belgrade – RS
Forum Sanai (Ice Man), Arario Gallery, Cheonan – KR
Festival Entrevue, 40 ans d’Artpress, Belfort – FR
Kunst film Kino, Kunststiftung NRW, Cologne – DE
Art Cologne, Stand Produzentengalerie, Cologne – DE
The Human Board, CPIF & parc culturel (curated by Michel François), Rentilly – FR
Superamas / Phase n°2 – Cerveau Morille, CAN, Neuchâtel – CH
Cosmic Laughter – Timeware zero, then what?, Ursula Blickle Stiftung (curated by Cristina Ricupero & Fabian Marti), Kraichtal –DE
Memento Mori, Arario Gallery, Beijing – CN
Intersection: Intimacy and spectacle Post Event, Prague – CZ

2011
Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, CAPC Bordeaux – FR
People Things Enter Exit, Catriona Jeffries Gallery (curated by Anne Low), Vancouver – CA
Ulla Von Brandenburg and Malin Pettersson Oberg, Bonnierskonsthal, Stockholm – SE
A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon– FR
Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, Schirn Kunsthalle (curated by Alexis Vaillant & Cristina Ricupero), Frankurt – DE
Tableaux, Magasin – Centre National d’ArtContemporain (curated by Yves Aupetitallot & Vincent Honoré), Grenoble – FR
Constitution of the Damned, Landing, Vestfissen – NO
Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Design and Space, Prague – CZ
A geographical expression, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (curated by Francesco Bonami), Turin – IT
Gespenster, Magie und Zauber in der Kunst, Neues Museum Nuernberg, Nuremberg – DE
Magic Lantern, recent acquisitions in contemporary art, Bella & Harry Wexner Gallery, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem – IL
Vergangenes Begehren, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck – AT
Antidote 7, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris – FR
Collector, Tripostal, Lille – FR
Phénomènes, NEON (curated by In Extenso), Lyon – FR
Eyes Wide Shut – Contemporary Drawings from Germany, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York – US
Le modèle a bougé, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, Mons – BE
Soirée nomade, Fondation Cartier, Paris – FR
The Big Clown Show, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels – BE
Taming of the gaze, Goethe-Institute, Athens – GR
The rehearsal of repetition, Grantpirrie, Sydney – AU
Récits anamorphiques, Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou – FR
Cut, Scherenschnitte 1970 – 2010, Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt – AT

2010
Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion, ZKM-Center for Art Media, Karlsruhe – DE
Simply Video, Bewegte Bilder aus der Kunsthalle Bremen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart – DE
K20 Grabbeplatz, K21, Düsseldorf – DE
The Crystal Hypothesis, GAMEc, Bergamo – IT
Wystawa, curated by Susanne Pfeffer, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw – PL
Project 35, curated by ICI – worldwide
Dying in Spite of the Miraculous, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne – AU
Cinématique, Esthétique, Politique, Hermétique
, Art:Concept, Paris – FR
Le décor à l’envers, La Filature, Mulhouse – FR
«Intensive Care» – 26 Artist’s Rooms in the K21, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf – DE
Weisser Schimmer/ You can observe a lot by watching, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg – DE
Audience as Subject, part 1 : medium, YBCA, San Francisco – US
THE YVONNE RAINER PROJECT, BFI Gallery, London – UK
Cut, Scherenschnitte 1970 – 2010, Hamburger Kunsthalle, galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg – DE
Light Drifts, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai – IN
Antidote 6, Galerie des Galeries, Galerie Lafayette, Paris – FR
Nuit Blanche, Maison des Métallos, Paris – FR
Possible worlds II/Des mondes possibles II et Possible worlds I/Des mondes possibles I, NCCA (curated by Jean-Marc Prevost), Novgorod – RU
Spatial City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit – US
Bagna Cauda, Art:Concept, Paris – FR
The horizon line is here (tornare per partire), Umberto di Marino gallery, Naples – IT
Les Elixirs de Panacée, Palais Benedictine (curated by Ami Barak), Fécamp – FR
Scene Grammar, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid – ES
Being There, MeetFactory Gallery (curated by Chris Sharp), Prague – CZ
Voici un dessin suisse, projet Jenisch Outdoor, Musée Rath, Vevey – CH
Ulla von Brandenburg & Julie Favreau, Guelph goodwater (curated by Pavilion Projects and Guelph goodwater) Toronto – CA

2009
The Object of the Attack, The David Roberts Art Foundation (curated by Raimundas Malasauskas), London – UK
Singspiel, Playground Live Art Festival, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven – BE
Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of Our Future, Contour 2009: 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen – BE
Making Worlds,53rd International Art Exhibition (curated by Daniel Birnbaum), Venice Biennale, Venice – IT
Les belles images – Première hypothèse, la Box, Bourges – FR
The Night of Living Pictures, Musée des Augustins, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse – FR
Ein Traum ist alles Leben und die Träume selbst ein Traum, Kunsthalle Lingen, Allemagne – DE
Le sang d’un poète, Biennale Estuaire Nantes (curated by Adam Budak & Laurence Gateau), Saint-Nazaire – FR
Dreamologie domestique, Carte blanche à Alexandra Midal (collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire), Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carequefou – FR
Shining by Absence, Galerie Nogueras Blanchard (curated by Jacqueline Uhlmann), Barcelona – ES

2008
Torino Triennale ‘50 Moons of Saturn’, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Palazzina della Societa Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin – IT
Yokohama Trinnale 2008, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama – JP
Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (curated by Jens Hoffmann), San Francisco – US
Fables Du Doute/Tales of Disbelief, La Gallerie – Centre d’art Contemporain, Noisy le Sec – FR
E-flux Video Rental, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão – Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon – PT
Past-Forward, Projectspace 176, London – UK
Ghost in the Machine, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo – NO
Revolutions – Selectedworks from the collection of Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego
Vier, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main – DE
Fables du doute, La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris – FR
The World as a Stage, ICA/Boston, Boston – US
… 5 minutes later, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin – DE
Artfocus, 5th International Contemporary Arts Biennale, Jerusalem – IL
transformational grammars, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan – IT
Legende, Domaine départemental de Chamarande (curated by Alexis Vaillant), Chamarande – FR
Disarming Matter, Dunkers kultuhus (curated by Chris Sharp), Helsingborg – SE
Summer Group Show, IBID Projects, London – UK
That beautiful pale face is my fate, Newstead Abbey, Nottingham – UK

2007
Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York – US
Against Time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm – SE
Like Leaves, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York – US
Housetrip, Art Forum, Berlin – DE
No More Boring Art, Point Ephemere, Paris – FR
Le Truc, Project Arts Centre, Dublin – IR
100 Tage = 100 Videos, GL Strand, Copenhagen – DK
Re-dis-play, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg – DE
Tanzen, Sehen, (Dancing, Seeing), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen – DE; Centro Andaluz de Contemporáneo, Sevilla – ES
Expanded Painting 2, Prague Biennale 3, Prague – CZ
Time out of Joint, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux – FR
Café Moskau, Berlin – DE
Le Maitre: Électrons libres, Tabacalera, San Sebastian – ES
Bookish relations,Anna-Catharina Gebbers Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin – DE
Re-trait, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris – FR
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen 2007, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen – DE
Les roses de Jericho, attitudes, Geneva – CH
Insert 1: who, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol – UK; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee – UK
Inky Toy Affinitas, Cerealart, Philadelphia – US
Re-Mission, Liebling, Berlin – DE
Collector, Point Ephemere, Paris – FR
Performa07, the 2nd Visual Art Performance Biennal, New York – US
The World as a Stage, Tate Modern (curated by Jessica Morgan & Catherine Wood), London – UK
Le Jour et la Nuit, Parc culturel de Rentilly, Bussy-SaintMartin – FR
Continuous Project Altered Monthly, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco – US
Surface Wave, Foxy Production, New York – US

2006
Jahresgaben, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen – DE
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Hamburg – DE
Faster! Bigger! Better! – Signet works of the collections ZKM, ZKM, Karlsruhe – DE
The Three Cities – London: The Warehouse, Warehouse, London – UK
Art’Fab, l’Été Culturel de Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez – FR*
Premier Jour, IrmaVepLab, Châtillon sur Marne – FR
With no Trouble at all, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt – DE*
Deutsche Wandstücke, Museion, Bozen – IT*
100 Tage = 100 Videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg – DE*
Liste 06, Performance program curated by Monika Kästli, Basel – CH
Stipendium, Neue Kunst in Hamburg 2006, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE*
Again for tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London – UK*
Bonanza, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York – US
Motor Immobile, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York – US
Groupshow, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt – DE
as if by magic, Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach – US

2005
Jahresgaben 2005, Kunstverein Schwaz, Schwaz – AT; Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V, Braunschweig – DE
Don’t accept manana, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V, Braunschweig – DE*
Neue Freunde, Kunstverein Schwaz, Schwaz – AT
I still believe in miracles, ARC Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris – FR*

2004
Nobody – Der Graue Zylinder, Merrettich Pavillion, Berlin – DE
Jahresgaben 2004, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V, Braunschweig – DE; Koelnischer Kunstverein, Köln – DE
Deutschland sucht, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Köln – DE*
Provide it, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg – DE
Sammlung Taubenstrasse, Kunsthaus Hamburg – DE*
Index, Kunsthaus, Hamburg – DE
Ouija, Diplomausstellung HfbK, Hamburg – DE

2003
Jahresgaben 2003, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V, Braunschweig – DE
Feine Ware 3, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Reward, Blueroom Gallery, London – UK
Zimmer aufräumen, Zupfgeigenhansel komm, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart – DE; Kunstverein Dresden, Dresden – DE

2002
Slow, Shedhalle, Zürich – DE*
Jahresgaben 2003, Kunstverein Braunschweig – DE

2001
Wir, Comawoche, Klasse Cosima von Bonin, Hamburg – DE

2000
Die jüngere Generation, Orgelfabrik Karlsruhe Durlach, Allemagne – DE
Neue Blicke, Neue Räume, Schauspielhaus, Hamburg – DE*

1999
Voices, ZKM Center for Art and Media (curated by Michael Simon), Karlsruhe – DE

1998
5 Jahre HfG, HfG, Karlsruhe – DE*

* Indicates catalogue

PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS

2015
PERFORMATIK 2015, Performance, Kaaitheatre, Brussels – BE
Sink down mountain, raise up valley, The Common Guild, Glasgow – UK

2014
The Yvonne Rainer Project. From choreography to cinema, Jeu de Paume film programme, Concorde, Paris – FR
Talk, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts – US
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt – DE
Thinking Reality and Time Through Film, International Conference on Philosophy and Film, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon – PT

2013
Artists’ Film Club: Ulla von Brandenburg, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London – UK
STOP!
, Canary Wharf Screen, London – UK
Signal, Copeland Book Market at Bold Tendencies (curated by Paul Purgas), London – UK
Prospectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
Fü, Fü, Fü, Fünf, A Theatre Cycle, NOMAS Foundation at Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome – IT

2011
Graceland’s Performance Festival, Dublin – IE

2010
Chorspiel,Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö – SE

2009
Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
Parfums Pourpres Du Soleil des Pôles, Ulla von Brandenburg and Laurent Montaron, Playground Live Art Festival, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven – BE
Fü-Fü-Fü…, Ghost, The Night of Living Pictures, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse – FR
KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne – DE

2008
Singspiel, The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London – UK
Ulla von Brandenburg ? Wo über dem Grün ein rotes Netzliegt, Kunstverein, Düsseldorf – DE

2007
Danse de l’ombre – Ein seltsames Fest, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden – DE
Schattenspiel- The Fall of the House of Usher, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig – DE
Shadowplay, with Julia Hortsmann, Kunstverein, Hamburg – DE
Performance Schattenspiel, BonniersKunsthalle, Stockholm – SE

2006
Ein Zaubertrickfilm, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich – CH
Ghost, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich – CH
Ghost, Warehouse, London – UK
Fü-fü-fü-fü-fünf, Liste 06, Basel – CH

2005
Reiter, Mi-Careme, The Artist Cinema: “Still”, Frieze Art Fair, London – UK
Der Brief, in public space, Berlin – DE
What you are, we were; What we are, you will be, Art Basel Miami, Miami – US
La regle du jeu, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig – DE
Danse de l’ombre, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig – DE
Danse de l’ombre – Ein seltsames Fest, Kunstverein Schwaz, Schwaz – AT

2004
Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Bahnhof, Kunstverein Köln, Cologne – DE
Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Bahnhof, Buttclub Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
5 Tableaux Vivants, Ein Zaubertrickfilm, e-flux, New York – USA
Performance Perfekt, Die Blaue Kugel Gruppe, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg – DE
2 Positionen auf einmal, Kunstverein Köln, Köln – DE

2003
Tennisplatz, Eigene Systeme/Autonomous Systems, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Ein Zaubertrickfilm, Fundus im Renthof, Kassel – DE
Zimmer aufräumen, Zupfgeigenhansel kommt, HfbK, Hamburg – DE
Zimmer aufräumen, Zupfgeigenhansel kommt, Kunstverein Dresden, Dresden – DE
Zimmer aufräumen, Zupfgeigenhansel kommt, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart – DE

2002
Ein Zaubertrickfilm, (cinema program during the exhibition Alles Roger Commander by Cosima von Bonin) Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Alles Roger Commander, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Planche, HfbK, Hamburg – DE

EDUCATION

1995-98
Scenography and Media Art, Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

1998-04
Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2013
Finkenwerder Art Prize (Airbus-Prize)
Shortlisted for the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation’s 2013 Drawing Prize

2007
Kunstpreis der Boettcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen
Cité des Arts, Paris

2006
Arbeitsstipendium Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung

2005
Reisestipendium, Verein für Neue Kunst in Hamburg
Stipendium Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede

2003
Begabtenstipendium der Dietzte-Stiftung

 

Ulla von Brandenburg nominated for the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Ulla von Brandenburg nominated for the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp

The shortlist was announced by the selection committee of the French art prize—formed by 11 collectors from the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF)—during an event held at the auction house Artcurial, in Paris, Artistik Rezo reports. … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Common Guild, Glasgow

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Common Guild, Glasgow

“Primer” In advance of her project with The Common Guild, Ulla von Brandenburg will talk about the development of her work as part of our “Primers” Series. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A with Carl Lavery, Professor of … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at MOSTYN, Llandudno

Ulla von Brandenburg at MOSTYN, Llandudno

“WAR II” History Series Pierino Algieri | Vanessa Billy | Ulla von Brandenburg | Peter Coffin | Thomas Demand | Claire Fontaine | Félix González-Torres | Mario Garcia Torres | Simon Dybbroe Møller | Diango Hernández | Jon Kessler | … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Kasseler KunstVerein

Ulla von Brandenburg at Kasseler KunstVerein

YESTERDAY AND TODAY IS TOMORROW IS ALSO LIKE THIS is an interdisciplinary exhibition at the cross-section between between visual art and dance. Ulla von Brandenburg stages a situation, which runs through three exhibition rooms, with a “backdrop” of around 250 special day dresses … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Performatik 2015

Ulla von Brandenburg at Performatik 2015

Performatik 2015 presents performances, exhibitions and talks by over 35 artists and curators. The festival opens with a performance of the first major creation for theatre by Ulla von Brandenburg. It is a play sung by five actors and the Brussels Brecht-Eisler Chorus. They … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

Ulla von Brandenburg at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents the first major museum exhibition in the Midwest of Ulla von Brandenburg as well as the US premiere of her seven-part quilt series, Wagon Wheel. The presentation comprises of the individual works … More

Ulla von Brandenburg talks at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Ulla von Brandenburg talks at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Ulla von Brandenburg will explore the forgotten or overlooked histories of literature, theater, architecture and cinema in deeply engaging works that bring historical moments into contemporary  contexts. In the upcoming Carpenter Center exhibition The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work, von … More

Tobias Rehberger, Elizabeth Neel and Ulla von Brandenburg at Howick Place

Tobias Rehberger, Elizabeth Neel and Ulla von Brandenburg at Howick Place

Tobias Rehberger, Elizabeth Neel and Ulla von Brandenburg will all be featured in the group exhibition Paradigm Store at Howick Place, London. HS Projects transforms an empty office building into a five storey exhibition featuring site-specific installations, large-scale sculptures, paintings and video works … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Karst, Plymouth

Ulla von Brandenburg at Karst, Plymouth

Ulla von Brandenburg is included in the group exhibition On Stage at Karst in Plymouth, curated by Lorenzo Bruni. The common ground shared by all seven participating artists in On stage, is their recognition that within contemporary society, artifice and affectation have … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at CEAAC, Strasbourg

Ulla von Brandenburg at CEAAC, Strasbourg

Ulla von Brandenburg will be included in the group exhibition Rose, the first of a trilogy curated by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel at the Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines (CEAAC) for the 2014 – 2015 season. Each chapter of … More

Julião Sarmento and Ulla von Brandenburg at CA2M, Madrid

Julião Sarmento and Ulla von Brandenburg at CA2M, Madrid

Julião Sarmento and Ulla von Brandenburg will be included in the forthcoming group exhibition, PER/FORM. HOW TO DO THINGS WITH[OUT] WORDS, curated by Chantal Pontbriand at Madrid’s Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M). Combining the concepts of performance and performativity, the exhibition … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at RCA, London

Ulla von Brandenburg at RCA, London

Artist Ulla von Brandenburg to speak as part of the Royal College of Art Visual Cultures Lecture Series on March 4th. Visual Culture and Lectures Series – Ulla von Brandenburg 4 March 2014 | 6:30 PM Royal College of Art, Battersea … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Kunstverein Hannover

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Kunstverein Hannover

A comprehensive exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover is dedicated to the complex and distinctive style of Ulla von Brandenburg. In her films, installations, performances and drawings, von Brandenburg uses methods and approaches from theater to deal with social and historical … More

Pilar Corrias at Artissima, Turin

Pilar Corrias at Artissima, Turin

Participating at Artissima Pilar Corrias will present new works by artists: CHARLES AVERY ULLA VON BRANDENBURG TALA MADANI SABINE MORITZ ELIZABETH NEEL KEN OKIISHI PHILIPPE PARRENO MARY RAMSDEN JULIÃO SARMENTO RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA ARTISSIMA Turin 8-10 November Booth: 1/2 Corridor Dark … More

Ulla von Brandenburg and Tala Madani at Canary Wharf Screen, London

Ulla von Brandenburg and Tala Madani at Canary Wharf Screen, London

The ICA, London have collaborated with Art on the Underground for a new off-site project, titled STOP!, at Canary Wharf Underground Station. STOP! is a three-part season of films and moving-image works by international artists and filmmakers who are showing as part of the ICA’s Artists’ … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Secession, Vienna

Ulla von Brandenburg at Secession, Vienna

Ulla von Brandenburg will present her new film Die Straße [The Street] as part of an installation which she created specially for her exhibition Innen ist nicht Außen [Inside Is Not Outside] in Secession’s main gallery. Invited by the board of the Secession and curated by Annette Südbeck … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at WIELS, Brussels

Ulla von Brandenburg at WIELS, Brussels

Ulla von Brandenburg is participating in the exhibition Film as Sculpture, curated by Elena Filipovic at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels. Film as Sculpture looks at a new generation of artists and the ‘problem’ that a number of them seem … More

Ulla Von Brandenburg at Kunsthaus Hamburg

Ulla Von Brandenburg at Kunsthaus Hamburg

Ulla von Brandenburg was awarded the Finkenwerder Art Prize 2013. The prize worth 20,000 euros is one of the most valuable art prizes in Europe and is supported by the aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the cooperative Finkenwärder Hoffnung e.G. As part of … More

Ulla Von Brandenburg at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Ulla Von Brandenburg at Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Centre Pompidou will screen Ulla Von Brandenburg films on Thursday 30 May as part of their Prospectif cinéma 2012-2013 programme. In collaboration with the Cinema Department, the Contemporary and Future-oriented Creation Department of the Musée national d’art moderne Prospectif … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne

Ulla von Brandenburg at Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne

Ulla von Brandenburg is participating in the exhibition 1966-79, curated by Laurent Montaron at the Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France. Participating artists: Dove Allouche, Katinka Bock, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jason Dodge, Alexander Gutke, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Guillaume Leblon, Jan Mancuska, … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at 19th Biennale of Sydney

Ulla von Brandenburg at 19th Biennale of Sydney

Revealed today by Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, Ulla von Brandenburg is included in the first preview artist list for the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, to be held from 21 March – 9 June 2014. Engberg says: … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium

Ulla von Brandenburg at KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium

Ulla von Brandenburg first Belgian solo show GLEICH GLEICH GLEICH opens on 16 February at KIOSK. For this occasion, the artist has conceived a site specific installation and she will show two recent video works: Spiegellied (2012) and Shadowplay (2012). … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Ulla von Brandenburg at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Ulla von Brandenburg’s 2009 film The Objects will be featured in a group exhibition at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. The work gives its title to the show which explores the use by contemporary artists of film and video to look … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Ulla von Brandenburg at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Ulla von Brandenburg’s solo exhibition Following the Signs curated by Noam Segal at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art opens on 26th January 2013. Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art Opens: 26 January 2013 4 Ha’banim St. Herzliya 4637904 Israel http://www.herzliyamuseum.co.il/english/homepage … More

ULLA VON BRANDENBURG AT GALLERIA ZUECCA, VENICE, ITALY

ULLA VON BRANDENBURG AT GALLERIA ZUECCA, VENICE, ITALY

Zuecca Gallery will host Spiegellied (Mirrorsong) by Ulla von Brandenburg, the artist’s latest video installation shown at Pilar Corrias gallery earlier this year. The exhibition will coincide with Venice “Art Night”, when all the city’s cultural institutions and museums open their … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at The Power Plant, Toronto

Ulla von Brandenburg at The Power Plant, Toronto

Ulla von Brandenburg will be participating in the group exhibition, Tools for Conviviality at The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto Tools for Conviviality The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto 30 June – 26 August 2012  

Ulla von Brandenburg at Frieze Projects, New York

Ulla von Brandenburg at Frieze Projects, New York

Ulla von Brandenburg has been commissioned to produce a unique work as part of the inaugural Frieze Projects program for Frieze New York For her project at Frieze New York, Ulla von Brandenburg will construct an outdoor shadow theater hidden … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Palais de Tokyo

Ulla von Brandenburg at Palais de Tokyo

Pilar Corrias Gallery is please to announce Ulla von Brandenburg’s participation at the reopening exhibition at  the Palais de Tokoyo. La Triennale 2012 marks the reopening of all three floors of the Palais de Tokyo, which has been refurbished by … More

Ulla von Brandenburg exhibition at Rosascape, Paris

Ulla von Brandenburg exhibition at Rosascape, Paris

For her exhibition at Rosascape, Ulla von Brandenburg gives particular attention to the visual artifice of image duplication, of the meeting and confrontation of the real and its projection. Playing on the particular characteristics of the exhibition space — i.e., … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Bonniers Konsthall

Ulla von Brandenburg at Bonniers Konsthall

In celebration of Bonniers Konsthall  five-year anniversary , Ulla von Brandenburg has been invited back to the institution to participate in a join exhibition with Malin Pettersson Öberg The exhibition is the first collaboration between Ulla von Brandenburg and Malin Pettersson Öberg, … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Ulla von Brandenburg at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Ulla von Brandenburg will be participating in the group exhibition, Un’Espressione Geografica at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaidengo in Turin, Italy New commission work by twenty international artists will present the multi- faceted identity of Italy from the point of … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at The Common Guild

Ulla von Brandenburg at The Common Guild

Pilar Corrias Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Ulla von Brandenburg’s solo exhibition, Neur Alte Welt at The Common Guild in Glasgow. The exhibition includes the three part film, Chorspiel, 2010 and a selection of objects and fabric … More

Ulla von Brandenburg at The David Roberts Art Foundation

Ulla von Brandenburg at The David Roberts Art Foundation

Ulla von Brandenburg’s critically acclaimed film, 8, 2007 will be screened at The David Roberts Art Foundation as part of the group exhibition, The Object of the Attack Part 2. The film explores the artist’s fascination with tableaux vivants, living … More

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Mixtape 2016

Mixtape 2016

For three weeks a selection of film and video works from nine gallery artists will be on rotation. ULLA VON BRANDENBURG | 22 – 23 February MARY REID KELLEY | 24 – 25 February TALA MADANI | 26 – 27 February … More

ULLA VON BRANDENBURG: OBJECTS WITHOUT SHADOW

ULLA VON BRANDENBURG: OBJECTS WITHOUT SHADOW

For her third solo exhibition at Pilar Corrias Gallery, Objects Without Shadow, German artist Ulla von Brandenburg presents a new series of paintings alongside a constellation of objects and props that take leave from her recent film Sink Down Mountain, … More

Ulla von Brandenburg ‘Mirrorsong’

Ulla von Brandenburg 'Mirrorsong'

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to present Mirrorsong: an exhibition of new works by critically acclaimed artist Ulla von Brandenburg. Von Brandenburg draws from a wide variety of historical and cultural references, such as literature, psychoanalysis, theatre, photography, games and … More

Ulla von Brandenburg ‘Wagon Wheel’

Ulla von Brandenburg 'Wagon Wheel'

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to present ‘Wagon Wheel’: an exhibition of new works by critically acclaimed artist Ulla von Brandenburg. Ulla von Brandenburg works in a diverse range of media to create complex, multi-layered narratives that investigate the thresholds … More