Christina Kubisch


Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen in 1948. She studied music, painting and electronics. Performances and concerts until 1980, subsequently sound installations, sound sculptures and work with ultraviolet light. Numerous grants and awards, such as Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI), composition grant of the city of Berlin, Carl Djerassi Honorary Fellowship, IASPIS Stockholm. Since 1974 solo exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South America. Participation in international festivals and group exhibitions such as : Pro Musica Nova, Bremen 1976 /1980, Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin 1980, Biennale of Venice, 1980 / 1982, Gaudeamus Music Festival 1984, documenta 8, Kassel 1987, Ars Electronica, Linz 1987, Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1987, Biennale of Sydney 1990, Donaueschinger Musiktage, 1993 /1997, Prison Sentences, Philadelphia 1995, Sonambiente, Berlin 1996, in medias res, Istanbul 1997, festival d'art sonor, Barcelona 1999, Sonic Boom, London 2000, Visual Sound, Pittsburgh 2001, Singuhr-Hörgalerie, berlin 2002. Christina Kubisch is a professor of sculpture and audio/visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, since 1994 and a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1987.She lives in Berlin. Christina Kubisch belongs to the first generation of sound artists. Trained as a composer, she has artistically developed such techniques as the magnetic induction to realize her sound installations. Since 1986 the artist has added light as an artistic element to her work with sound. Christina Kubisch's work displays an artistic development which is often described as the "synthesis of arts" - the discovery of acoustic space and the dimension of time in the visual arts on the one hand, and a new relationship between material and form in music on the other. (source:

2003 New Live-Performances with musicians and dancers
2002 artist-in-residence IASPIS, Stockholm
2000 Djerassi Honorary Fellowship. USA
1999 Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis for composition
1997 Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1994 - 1995 Studio grant from the Senator for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1994 - 1995 Guest professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
1994 - 1995 DAAD working scholarship, Paris
1994 Professor of Sculpture and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken
1992 International residency project, Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand
1991 - 1994 Guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin
1991 First installations with solar energy
1991 Working grant from the Senator for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1990 - 1991 Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Münster, Germany
1990 Project grant from the Kunstfonds e.V, Bonn
1989 Guest lecturer at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands
1988 Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI).
1987 Moves to Berlin
1986 Starts to work with ultraviolet light
1980 - 1981 Studies electronics at the Technical Institute of Milan
1980 First sound installations and sound sculptures
1974 - 1980 Solo Performances and concerts in Europe and the United States / Collaboration with the Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi (video concerts - video installations)
1974 - 1976 Studies composition and electronic music at the Conservatory of Milan. Graduates with diploma / with Franco Donatoni
1974 Moves to Milan, Italy
1972 - 1974 Studies music at the Conservatory of Zurich and Fine Arts at the Freie Kunstschule of Zurich, Switzerland / with Serge Stauffer
1969 - 1972 Studies music (flute, piano, composition) at the Academy of Music in Hamburg, Germany and at the Jazz Academy of Graz, Austria.
1967 - 1968 Attends the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany / Studies painting with K.R.H. Sonderborg
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