Kirstin Arndt


Roof battens, Euro pallets, truck tarpaulins, metal plates, ropes - the materials that Kirstin Arndt (*1961 in Otterndorf, lives in Düsseldorf) has been working with since the 1990s are simple, industrially manufactured and familiar to every viewer. In her minimalist yet expansive works, which she creates from these everyday materials, she explores the relationship between line, surface and space. She is interested in the transition from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional as well as the alternation between form-finding and form-dissolution.

Kirstin Arndt's working principle is to react to the respective exhibition space. In her first solo exhibition at Galerie Mathias Güntner, she also referred to the structures, proportions and dimensions of the gallery space.

* Anne Schloen, in KIRSTIN ARNDT, Henbury, 2018


Kirstin Arndt lives and works in Düsseldorf
1961 born in Otterndorf/Lower Saxony
1991 - 97 Studied sculpture and painting at the Karlsruhe Art Academy; master student, diploma
since 2006 Professor at the University of Mainz

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2023 Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg
2022 ADHOC Room, Bochum
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
2021 Kunstverein Pforzheim (with Simone Demandt)
TOM, Backnang
2020 Kunstverein Mönchengladbach
gkg, Bonn (with Martina Klein)
Ratingen Protestant Church
2019 Loods12, Wetteren (Ghent), B
PS projectspace, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
Gallery Gisela Clement, Bonn (cat.)
2016/17 Wagon scales, Cologne (Cat.)
2015 Gallery Kim Behm, Frankfurt
2012 Gallery Gudrun Fuckner, Ludwigsburg (with Philippe Richard)
2011 Gallery Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt (with Stephen Bambury)
2010 Gallery 5räume, Ludwigsburg (with Andreas Reiter Raabe)
2009 Kunstverein Nürtingen (cat.)
Gallery Hamish Morrison, Project Space, Berlin
2007 Museum of Non-Objective Art, Otterndorf (cat.)
2006 Irish Museum of Modern Art, process room, Dublin, IRE
2005 Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
2004 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, F (cat.)
2003 Gallery BURO EMPTY , Amsterdam, NL
Art Association Neuhausen/Fildern
2002 Gallery of the city of Fellbach
2001 Heidelberger Kunstverein (cat.)
Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
2000 Musée de Valence (Art 3), F (cat.)
Municipal Gallery Villingen-Schwenningen (Cat.)

Group exhibitions (selection)

2023 Shimmer Shimmer, Rotterdam, NL
Colours in a Square - Works from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Fondazione Marcello Morandine, Varese, I
2022 B-LA-CONNECT, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
New Horizons, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
Dialoog overschilderd, ANBI Stichting, Onstwedde, NL
PURE, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, DE
PEK, Visserhallen, Ijmuiden, NL
2021 EST is what IS was, EST art foundation, Leiden, NL
WORLD, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
2020 implicit movement, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, B
Remote Joy, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
beyond the wall, Kunstverein Neuhausen, Fildern
2019 memento mori, Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin
looking at the world..., Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, B
Summer show, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
Bauhaus interiors, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, (cat.)
All-In, l'oiseau présente, Cubiculum, Berlin
Back to the Future 2, Kim Behm Gallery, Mannheim
2018 Backstage 2, Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin
New Beginnings, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE Backstage 3, Galerie Thomas Rehbein, Cologne
MOMU (Fashion Museum) at Verbaet Artcenter, Antwerp, B Notre Dame des Fleurs, De Huiskamer, Amsterdam, NL Constructor, Galerie N-Z, Arendonk, B
orten, E-Werk, Freiburg (cat.)
(almost) nothing, Gallery Kim Behm, Frankfurt
2017 Future, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
Red comes before red, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Backstage 1, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, B Reduction as Condensation, Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg Triple point, FONDATION FIMINCO, Paris, F
Four positions from four locations, Kunstverein Nürtingen
2016 Modes of Minimizing, Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn
From Scratch, Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
2015 Standard International, Post Spatial Devices #2, Berlin Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf
Museum of Non-Objective Art, Otterndorf (cat.)
INTRO, Clement & Schneider Gallery, Bonn
Thoughts around the Black Square, Museum Vasarely, Budapest, HU (cat.) that's all, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, B
The Art of Folding, PEAK Museum, Freiburg (cat.)
The Art of Folding, Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt (cat.) Construct!, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
just that, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt a. M.
Collector's Choice Only! - MATERIAL, PEAK Museum, Freiburg (cat.) Paper V, drawing, Clement & Schneider Galerie, Bonn
What you have. No. 2, "Dahlhausen viral", Kunstmuseum Ahlen
2014 Schwarz, Galerie Rehbein, Cologne Beyond the wall, Kunstverein Bochum
Papier/Paper IV, collage, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn
2013 Kunstraum Düsseldorf, 5x3, Düsseldorf
Wieder sehen, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf PLASTIK, kunstgaleriebonn, exhibition project in Cologne Novecento mai visto/ Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, I
2012 DRAWING QUOTE! Pigna Project Space, Rome, I (digital cat.) Arndt/Fock/Oberthaler/Schulz - Andratx open II, CCA Museum, Andratx, Mallorca, ES Arndt/Craig/ Pfeifle, Galerie Gudrun Fuckner, Ludwigsburg
Show. Curated by Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
2011 Private/Corporate VI, Daimler Art Collection, Berlin
American Abstract Artists/Deutscher Künstlerbund/Galerie oqbo, Berlin Professorale, Schloss Untergröningen
Gallery Gudrun Fuckner, Ludwigsburg
2010 Andratx-open, CCA, Andratx, Mallorca, ES
2009 Gallery 5räume, Ludwigsburg
2008/09 Guest performance, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (cat.)
Raumwechsel 10, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg
2007 blind date, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven
Raumwechsel 9, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg
Gabriele Münter Prize exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (cat.)
2006 Painted Objects, CCNOA, Brussels, B
2005 5 from Karlsruhe, Kunstverein Offenburg
Rectus Collection, Ludwigsburg Palace
Painted Objects, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IRE
Permanent Representation of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin
2003 settings #1, loop, Berlin
The silver cut, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, (cat.) Scenes from everyday life, Ludwigsburger Kunstverein, (cat.)
2001 chairs in contemporary art, Civic Museum of Udine, IT (cat.)
2000 2000 Sickingen Art Prize 2000, Kaiserslautern (cat.)
Painting, Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
1999 Summer 99, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
1998 Downtown, Württ. Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE (cat.)
Hürth Art Prize, Kunstverein Hürth, in the work P2 (cat.)
1997 Balkenhol class, Künstlerhaus, Ulm
Master student 1997, Bruchsal Castle (cat.)
Traverse - 7 positions of young art, Mannheim (cat.)
jus primae noctis, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Skulptur Südwest, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (cat.)
1995 Impulse Gallery Löhrl, Mönchengladbach (cat.)

Prizes, scholarships, projects (selection)

2015 CCA, Art Foundation Mallorca (artist in residence), ES
2012 CCA, Art Foundation Mallorca (artist in residence), ES
2010 CCA, Art Foundation Mallorca (artist in residence), ES
2007/08 World Expo 2008, German Pavilion, 1st prize and realization, with
Totems | Communication & Architecture + Reinecke New Media, Stuttgart
2007 Cité de Paris (working scholarship from the state of Baden-Württemberg)
2006 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (artist in residence at IMMA)
- Competition Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, 1st prize;
in coop. with architects Fischer Naumann Partnerschaft, Stuttgart
2002 ceaac, Strasbourg (working scholarship from the state of Ba.-Wü.)
2000 Sickingen Art Prize, Kaiserslautern, 2nd prize
1999 Art Foundation Ba.-Wü., Scholarship
art 3, Valence (working grant from the state of Ba.-Wü.)
1996 Ecology Art Prize 1996, AEG, Nuremberg, 2nd prize

Teaching activity

since 2006 Professorship at Mainz University of Applied Sciences
2005/06 Deputy professor, Karlsruhe Art Academy
2004 Research associate and assistant to Prof. Steven Craig at the
University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts
2002/3 Lectureship at Pforzheim University, Faculty of Design

Monographs (catalogs)

Kirstin Arndt, Henbury, Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn 2019, 8 p., ISBN 978-3-00-061736-2, DE
Kirstin Arndt, WESTWAND, Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage e.V., 2017, 18 p., ISBN 978-3-9818098-7-9, D/GB
Kirstin Arndt, YOU MOVED MY BOOK, Kunstverein Nürtingen, 2010, 8 p., DE
Kirstin Arndt, Retour de Paris, Institut Francais Stuttgart, 2008, 64 p., DE/FR
Kirstin Arndt, a wave lenght ahead, Museum für gegenstandsfreie Kunst, Otterndorf, 2007,14 p., DE
Kirstin Arndt, PRÊT, CEAAC, Strasbourg (F), Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004, 96 p., DE/FR
Kirstin Arndt, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Verlag Das Wunderhorn, Heidelberg 2001, 64 p., DE/GB
Kirstin Arndt, Art 3, Valence, (F) and Städtische Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen, (Coprod.), 2000, 64 p., DE/FR
Kirstin Arndt, master student of the Staatl. Akademie d. B. K. Karlsruhe, 1997, 14 p., D