CV (Selected)

CV (Selected)

Born 1948 in Thedinghausen near Bremen, studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg as well as at Hamburg University. Since 2010 she has been a member of Deutscher Künstlerbund. Her artistic work is characterized by continuous stays in Southern Europe, the Orient, and Asia. Her media are drawings, ceramics – sculptures, photographs, videos, artists’ books, texts, and space-related installations.

 

Residency

  • 2014 Résidence – HEAD Ceramic Sculpture, Working Space CERCCO, Ginevra, CH
  • 2010 FIH The Field Institute, Artist Fellowship, Raketenstation, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, D
  • 2008/2002/1998 .ekwc, Artist Fellowship, ’s-Hertogenbosch (+Iran Project 2008), NL
  • 1998 Artist in Residence, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California e Nuovo Mexiko, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2016/2017 NUDO & CRUDO, SAACI/Gallery, Saviano, Napels, I
  • 2015 BREATHING HOLES FOR EASING EARTH – LAND ART, Campi Flegrei XI EDIZIONE, I
  • 2013 ” Sieht man ja, was es ist” Editionen Erhard Klein Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn, D
  • 2010 Künstlerbücher – dalla collezione Erhard Klein, Galerie Klein, Bad Münstereifel-Mutscheid, D
  • 2009 Risk Of Colour – Hella Berent, M. Amini, F. Farghadani, M. Mousavizade, S. Zakerameli,
  • 2009 Aaran Gallery, Teheran, Iran (.ekwc, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL)
  • 2006/2007 Die Liebe zum Licht – Fotografien des 20. und 21.Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Celle, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Museum Bochum, Bochum, D
  • 2004 DIE WEITE WELT (R.S.Graphikmappe) Graphische Sammlung, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, D
  • 2003 Density and Light – the hannah peschar sculpture garden, Ockley Surrey, GB
  • 2000 Castelli in aria – Castel S. Elmo, Napels, I
  • 1999 Artefacta – Brunico, Tirolo, I
  • 1999 Cuma 4000 – Cuma, Napoli, I
  • 1997 Sammlung Hanck, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, D
  • 1995 Art and Nature – Goethe Institut, New Dehli, India
  • 1995 Levels of life – Goethe Institut, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1992 nicht von dieser art – Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, D
  • 1991 Space – Max Mueller Bhavan, N.C.P.A. Bombay, India
  • 1988 Kunst für Europa, Deutsche Kunst heute – Europäische Gemeinschaft, Brussels, B
  • 1984 50 Kleider? Sammlung Hoffmann, Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach, D
  • 1981 Ars viva – Skulpturen und Installationen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, D

 

Prices and Scholarships (Selection)

  • 1991 Hella Berent, Rom Exil der Heiterkeit Karl Kerber Publishing, VG BILD-KUNST
  • 1987 Kunstfonds – Stipendium, Bonn
  • 1986 Karl Hofer Prize, Berlin
  • 1985 Scholarship Villa Massimo, Rome
  • 1984 Friedrich Vordemberge – Scholarship of the City of Cologne
  • 1983 Alfred Krupp von Halbach Foundation, Catalog for ‘Young Artists’
  • 1983 Prize for Young Artists ’83. State of North-Rhine Westphalia
  • 1981 Ars Viva 81 prize awarded by the Cultural Council of German Industries BDI
  • 1977 DAAD Scholarship for Florence, Italy

 

Teaching

  • 2008 Visiting lecturer at Haute École d’Arts d’Appliqués, Geneva, CH
  • 2003 Visiting lecturer at Haute École d’Arts d’Appliqués, MINIMALISM, Geneva, CH
  • 2002 Guest professorship DRAWING, International Summer Academy For the Visual Arts, Salzburg, A
  • 2001 Guest professorship STONE, International Summer Academy For the Visual Arts, Salzburg, A
  • 2001 Workshop The Burnt Blue 6th of October, Cairo University, Egypt
  • 1995 Teaching assignment, the Artist’s Camp, The different perspectives in the work of women, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1992 Visiting professor, International Academy for the Fine Arts and Design, Pentiment, Hamburg, Germany, D
  • 1991 Visiting lecturer, Art Academy, Trondheim, Norway, N
  • 1991 Visiting lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, D

 

Work in public collections and museums

  • Altonaer Museum, Hamburg
  • Artoteche a Bonn, Colonia, Monaco di Baviera, Oldenburg
  • Library in the Ice, Antartic.de
  • Deutsche Bank, Mumbai, India
  • Deutsche Bank, South America
  • .ekwc, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL
  • HEAD, Geneva University, CH
  • Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek, City of Cologne
  • Kunst aus NRW, Art from North-Rhine Westphalia,Kornelimünster
  • Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
  • Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
  • Landesbibliothek Oldenburg, Oldenburg
  • Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
  • Städtische Galerie im Lenbach Haus, Munich
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran
  • State Chancellery Stuttgart
  • Collection Deutschen Bank
  • Collection Hermann Buchholz, Hamburg
  • Collection Wolfgang Hanck, Neuss
  • Collection Hoffmann, Berlin
  • Collection Karin und Uwe Hollweg, Bremen
  • Collection Manfred Klette, Cologne
  • St. Agnes Church, Cologne
  • Villa Massimo, Rome
  • West LB, Düsseldorf

 

Work in public and private spaces (installation)

  • 2016 House of the Refugee, Brick Factory, Glindow, Brandeburg, D
  • 2013 MIRROR in the way collezione privata, Hamburg, D
  • 2010 Sechsundneunzig Ziegel, sculpture for the office, private collection, Hamburg, D
  • 2005 Watercolors on Walls, private space, Wangerooge Island, D
  • 2004 Ninetysix Bricks, sculpture for the office, private collection, Hamburg, D
  • 2000 Have Sunk mirror-installation, Castel S. Elmo, Napels, I
  • 1999 Greek Field – 80 Heads of Antinoo, Cuma, Naples, I
  • 1999 House of the Refugees, bricks, Brunico, I
  • Bad der Diana Rienza River, black/white marble, Brunico, I
  • 1996 Pool Echo Book Sculpture, Metal Box in the Floor, private collection, Cologne, D
  • Time – Timelessness Art and Architecture, curated by Gallery Mirchandani, Bombay, India
  • 1995 Athanatos, stone – installation in the public space, Oldenburg, D
  • 1994 The Mirror – oneness being beyond [Book Sculpture, Metal Box in the Earth]. Landeskulturzentrum Salzau, D
  • Athanatos Stone-Installation, India International Center, Neu Delhi, India

 

Publications (Solo Exhibitions)

  • 2019 THE BLUE + THE ORIENT HELLA BERENT Museo Nazionale Arcjheologico Napoli; MANN, Naples, I
  • 2018 AUTOBIOGRAFIE I die erlebte Geschichte HELLA BERENT (con testi critici di Susanne Wedewer- Pampus,Jean-Luc Nancy) Hsg. Kunstverein Leverkusen
  • 2013 Hella Berent Zeichnungen 2010 – 2013 (with a text by Jean-Luc Nancy and a dialog between Hella Berent and Ulrike Jagla-Blankenburg), Dietmar Fölbach Publishing, Koblenz
  • 2009 Risk Of Colour Hella Berent, Mariam Amini, Fariba Farghadani, Masoud Mousavizade, Shantia Zakerameli (with text contributions by Koos De Jong, Fergus Meiklejohn, Farnoosh Daneshpanah, Hella Berent) English/ Farsi, Cologne, edited by Hella Berent and .ekwc ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL
  • 2008 Hella Berent Blaue Lagune (with text contributions by Peter Seele and Hella Berent) Cologne: Karun 2008/1 D
  • 2005 Hella Berent BLAU – Die Zärtlichkeit einer Materie (with text contributions by Ewald Gäßler, Sabine Isensee, Ulli Seegers, and Hella Berent), Isensee Publishing Oldenburg
  • 2003 Caeruleus & Cerula Das Bläuliche & Das Blau des Himmels und der Meere by Hella Berent (with 60 color illustrations, and with text contributions by Sydney H.Aufrère, Hella Berent, Hans – Joachim Bieber, Koos de Jong, Rudolf zur Lippe, J.van Erkel / P.Paaschens, Bernd Pirrung, Gajus Plinius Secundus Major, Marcus Vitruvii Pollionis, Andrea Wach, Stefan Weidner and an interview, H.B. with Gamal Abboud), Darling Publications, Cologne
  • 2002 Hella Berent DER STEIN DAS ECHO DER HIMMEL (with texts of Ulli Seegers and Hella Berent) Selbstverlag, Cologne
  • 1997 Stein sculture for Oldenburg (with texts by Ekkehard Seeber, Katja Gohe and Rudolf zur Lippe). Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg
    Trilogia 7 curated by Giorgio Bonomi, Ciussi – Berent – Corneli  (with a text by Elmar Zorn ) Petruzzi Editore, Perugia, I Kölner Skizzen, vol. 16, No. 2 (with a text contribution of Ulli Seegers)
  • 1994 AARON 1st Floor – Black Meadow Editor Gallery Erhard Klein, Bad Münstereifel (with text contributions by Carl-Friedrich Schröer, Ulli Seegers and Hella Berent)
  • 1993 ROM – Exil der Heiterkeit Karl Kerber Publishing, Bielefeld (with text contributions by Helmut Frielinghaus, Ursula Panhans-Bühler, Jo Schultheis and Hella Berent) Vierzehn Stationen St. Agnes Kirche, Cologne (with text contributions by Hans-Werner Bott and Hans-Ulrich Wiese) 33 steps, 33 stones (2 volumes) Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbay, India (with text contributions by Michael Sukale and Hella Berent)
  • 1992 XXXXIV NERO Galleria La Nuova Pesa, Rome (with text contributions by Mario de Candia and Patrizia Ferri)
  • 1990 Nervenland – Texte, Zeichnungen, Fotografien (with Jo Schultheis) (with text contributions by Jo Schultheis and Ulrich Dörrie) Michael Kellner Publishing, Hamburg
  • 1988 lavori romani Dörrie * Priess Gallery, Hamburg (text contribution by Jo Schultheis) Michael Kellner Publishing, Hamburg, Italian edition with a text by Cinzia Piccioni)
  • 1985 Die Besteigung der Nähe Oldenburger Kunstverein, text volume by Hella Berent (with text contributions by Helmut Frielinghaus Hannes Hatje, and Hilka Nordhausen).,Michael Kellner Publishing, Hamburg
  • 1985 Der Aufbruch in die Ambivalenz der Augen beim Betrachten Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, (with text contributions by Hanna Hohl and Hella Berent)
  • 1984 Im See liegt das Wasser … Dany Keller Galerie, Munich (with text contributions by Michael Krüger and Hella Berent)
  • 1983 upside down – Gefühlsstürze oder die Grube des Wunderbaren Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstforum Maximilianstraße, Munich (text contributions by Helmut Friedel, Christine Hoffmann, Ch. Manfred Klette and Hella Berent)
  • 1980 Zeichnungen, Objekte a strati, Fotos, Filme House of Artists, Hamburg, (text contributions by Gabriella Benecke, Chris Hoffmann, Wolfgang Woessner and Hella Berent)

 

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