BIOGRAPHY

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BIOGRAPHY


Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen in 1948. She studied painting,  music (flute and composition) 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 and1980, Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin 1980, Biennale of Venice, 1980 and 1982, Gaudeamus Music Festival 1984, documenta 8, Kassel 1987, Ars Electronica, Linz 1987, Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1987, Biennale of Sydney 1990, Donaueschinger Musiktage, 1993 and 1997, Prison Sentences, Philadelphia 1995, Sonambiente, Berlin 1996 and 2006, in medias res, Istanbul 1997, festival d’art sonor, Barcelona 1999, Sonic Boom, London 2000, Visual Sound, Pittsburgh 2001, Singuhr-Hörgalerie, Berlin 2002, activating the medium festival, San Franciso 2003, sounding spaces, Tokyo 2003, Musik und Raum, Lucerne Festival 2004, Resonance - The Electromagnetic Bodies Project, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2005, Her Noise, South London Gallery, London 2005, Stockholm New Music  2006, Sound/Bytes_, Oldenburg 2007.
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 visiting professor in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin. She is a professor for sound art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany, since 1994 and a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1997. She lives in Hoppegarten near Berlin.



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.