BIOGRAPHY

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BIOGRAPHY


Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen in 1948. She studied painting, music and electronics in Hamburg, Graz, Zürich and Milano, where she graduated. Performances, concerts and works with video in the seventies, subsequently sound installations, sound sculptures and work with ultraviolet light. Her compositions are mostly electroacoustic, but she has written for ensembles as well. Since 2003 she works again as a perfomer and collaborates with various musicians and dancers.
Numerous grants and awards, such as the Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI) 1998, composition grant of the city of Berlin 2000, Carl Djerassi Honorary Fellowship, USA 2000, artist-in-residence IASPIS, Stockholm 2002, Honorary prize of the German Sound Art Prize 2008, City sound artist Bonn, 2013.
Since 1974 solo exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South America. Numerous participations in international festivals and group exhibitions such as: Pro Musica Nova, Bremen 1976 and 1980, Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin 1980, Biennale of Venice 1980 and 1982, documenta 8, Kassel 1987, Ars Electronica, Linz 1987 and 2010, Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1987, Biennale of Sydney 1990, Biennale of Nagoya 1991, Donaueschinger Musiktage 1993 and 1997, Sonambiente, Berlin 1996 and 2006, Klangkunstforum Parkkolonnaden, Berlin 1999, Sonic Boom, London  2000, Visual Sound, Pittsburgh 2001, Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin 2002, Activating the Medium, San Francisco 2003, sounding spaces, Tokyo 2003, Resonances - The Electromagnetic Bodies Project, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2005, Her Noise, London 2005, B!AS International Sound Art Exhibition, Taipei 2005, Stockholm New Music  2006, Invisible Geographies: Sound Art from Germany, New York 2006, Sharjah Biennial  2007, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2007, Soni(c)loud, Mexico City 2008, RUHR2010, European Capital of Culture project, Ruhr area 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala, Cameroon
2010, 
gateways, Art and Networked Culture, Tallinn 2011, White Walls Have Ears, Hong Kong 2012, Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2012, bonnhoeren, Beethovenstiftung Bonn, 2013, festival NOW, Essen 2014, blurred edges festival, Hamburg, 2015.

Her music has been released with various labels such as Cramps Records, Edition RZ, ampersand, semishigure, Die Schachtel, Olof Bright, AA Records.
Christina Kubisch has been a visiting professor in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin. She has been a professor for sound art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany, from 1994 to 2013. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1997.

1948
Born in Bremen, Germany
1967 - 1968
Attends the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
Studies painting with K.R.H. Sonderborg
1969 - 1972
Studies music (flute, piano, composition) at the Academy of Music in Hamburg, Germany and at the Jazz Academy of Graz, Austria
1972 - 1974
Studies music at the Conservatory of Zurich and Fine Artst with Serge Stauffer at the Freie Kunstschule of Zurich, Switzerland
1974
Moves to Milan, Italy
1974 - 1976
Studies composition with Franco Donatoni and electronic music at the Conservatory of Milan, graduates with diploma
1974 - 1980
Solo Performances and concerts in Europe and the United States
Collaboration with the Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi (video concerts, video installations)
1980
First sound installations and sound sculptures
Electroacoustic compositions
1980 - 1981
Studies electronics at the Technical Institute of Milan
Starts to work with electromagnetic induction
1982
Participates in the Venice Biennale
1986
Starts to work with ultraviolet light
1987
Moves to Berlin
Participates in documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
1988
Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI)
Residency grant at the Barkenhoff, Worpswede, Germany
1989
Guest lecturer at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1990
Project grant from Kunstfonds e.V., Bonn
1990 - 1991
First installations with solar energy
Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Münster, Germany
Working grant from the Senator for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
1991 - 1994
Guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin
1992
International residency project, Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand
1994 - 1995
Studio grant from the Senator for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
Guest professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
DAAD working scholarship, Paris
1994 - 2013
Professor of Sculpture and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken, Germany
seit 1997
Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1999
Heidelberg Artists Prize
2000
Composition grant from the City of Berlin
Carl Djerassi Honorary Fellowship
2008
Honour Award of the German Sound Art Award
Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention Digital Musics
2009
DIVA residency Copenhagen (Danish International Visiting Artists Exchange Programme)
SR Media Art Award, Saarländischer Rundfunk
2010
Artist Residency Doual’art, Douala, Cameroon
2013
City sound artist Bonn, grant by the Beethoven foundation for arts and culture
Christina Kubisch lives in Hoppegarten near Berlin.