Kirsten Geisler

Year of birth, place
1949, Berlin, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, Artist of the Collection

Using sophisticated technologies, Kirsten Geisler developed video sculptures and image projections which take the boundaries between material representation and immaterial presence as their theme. Using infrared sensors and computer animations, she creates overlapping image levels and confronts traditional art media with new media technologies. 

1984-85 Studied at the Vrije Academie, The Hague
1991 Studied at the Rijksacademie Amsterdam

Other activities
since 1992 Chairperson of the Foundation Grafisches Atelier Haarlem, Institut für grafische und mediale Künste

1991/95 Scholarship from the Beeldende Kunst Foundation
1995 Project Scholarship from the Province of North-Holland

Solo exhibitions (selection)
1993 Galerie Kaaj, Ijmuiden; »W 139«, Center for Modern Art, Amsterdam

Group exhibitions (selection)
1991 »Twintig in de Hallen«, Dependance Frans Hals Museum, Vishal, Haarlem
1994 Fotobiennale Rotterdam, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
1995 Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren; »Tekens van licht en warmte«, Boterhal Hoorn; »Change«, Vishal Haarlem and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1996 »World Wide Video Festival«, Gerneente Museum, The Hague
1997 »Das neue Gesicht«, Kunstverein Konstanz

Literature (selection)
Geisler, Kirsten: »My Warmth in Absentia«, Haarlem 1993; Bergkerk, Deventer; Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren (ed.): »Verschijining/Erscheinung«, Düren 1994; Mediopolis Berlin e.V. (ed.): »9. Videofest Berlin 1996«, Berlin 1996; »World Wide Video Festival Den Haag«, The Hague 1996; Lehmann, Ulrike; Kunstverein Konstanz (ed.): »Das neue Gesicht«, Konstanz 1997