Foto: Christine Lipski


Simone Karl‘s work explores the relationship between the
objectsof disposable society characterized by overconsumption
and producers, consumers, people, spaces and the environment.

She deals with a religion of plastic that turns artificial objects
into highly desirable objects of pleasure and throws them away
in the next moment. The abundance of plastic and the constant
new purchase have created a layer of garbage, which is
increasingly coming into the spotlight of our time - like a silent parallel society of trash.

The sculptures, installations and objects of Simone Karl are developing out of the tracks of this society of plastic. They emancipate themselves and face the viewer as expansive personalities in a material afterlife. An inanimate object
becomes an organism to which something unpleasantly independent and mobile is attached. A second life, detached
from purpose and human needs, emerges and becomes a
self-reflective system.

The origin of the objects used always plays a central role.
Growing up in a family of traditional craftsmen, material, form
and purpose are essential means of communication for the
artist - a language of body experience that can function beyond spoken languages.


The finished works move between irony, provocation, sensuality
and a quiet seriousness. The installative and sculputral work is always a process that arises from the exploration of (non) places, cities and situations. A process that continues in the reflection during the exhibition while
the works are charged by the conversations and impressions of the visitors.


2020 Was zählt!, project funding, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung

2020 Kunst kennt keinen Shutdown, project funding, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung

2020 #takecare, project funding, Fonds Darstellende Künste

2019/2021 Studio scholarship at Mümmelmannsberg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg

2018/2019 Annual scholarship stART.up, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung

2014 Project scholarship, HAW Hamburg


2019 REFUGIUM, Presidio da Trafaria, Trafaria/Lisbon (PRT)

2019 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Worpswede (DE)

2018 Layerjeva hiša, Kranj (SVN)

2012 Associazione Progetto Turistico Civitella d’Agliano (IT)


2020 Anfachen Award (DE)

2019 Nominated for the Blooom award, Dusseldorf (DE)

2019 Winner of the Art-in-Architecture competition, Bodenheim (DE)

2018 Nominated for the art award of the city Fürstenwalde (DE)

2018 Winner of the "Construct Deconstruct" competition, Forward Festival (AT/CH)

2017 Collage award of the Willi Münzenberg Forum Berlin (DE)

2014 :output Award (DE)

2014 Winner of the "Mut zu Wut" poster competition (DE/GB)


2014-2017 HAW Hamburg (MA), class Prof. Christian Hahn

2013-2014 FAU Erlangen

2009-2013 GSO Nuremberg (BA)

Solo/Duo Exhibitions


Altes Rathaus Fürstenwalde (DE) 

MOM Art Space, Hamburg (DE)

Kunstverein Offenbach (DE)

Vorwerkstift, Hamburg (DE)


Fass das nicht an, Altes Zollamt Rothenburgsort (DE) 

ein hautartiger geruch, Ganserhaus, Wasserburg am Inn (DE) (canceled because of Covid-19)

Liaison, Kunstverein Erlangen (DE) (upcoming)

hungry eyes, Westwerk, Hamburg (DE) (upcoming)


Der stille Organismus, Einzelabfertigung, Hamburg (DE)


add art, vangard, Hamburg


Inkarnation, Weinerei Nürnberg (DE)

Group Exhibitions (selection)


Galerie im Marstall Ahrensburg, Ahrensburg (DE) 

Kunsthaus, Hamburg (DE)


Anfachen Award, Winner exhibition - Hamburg 

No title, l`apotheque Hamburg (DE) 

Editionen - LivingARTroom, Düsseldorf (DE) (canceled because of Covid-19)

Fass das nicht an - Altes Zollamt Rothenburgsort, Hamburg (DE) 

Körper - ORi, Berlin (DE) 


SHIFT - beyond the binary, Frappant, Hamburg (DE)

Collagistas Festival, Maison du Peuple de Saint Gilles, Brüssel (BEL)

Position/Forum, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg (DE)

Millerntor Gallery #9, Millerntor-Stadion, Hamburg (DE)

KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage, Layerjeva hiša, Kranj (SVN)

Neue Einheit, Raum linksrechts, Hamburg (DE)

Eröffnung der Kunstleihe Harburg, 3falt, Hamburg (DE)


Mann fällt in Loch, weil er denkt, dass es sei Kunst, Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg (DE)

9. Miniatur in der bildenden Kunst, Kunstgalerie Altes Rathaus Fürstenwalde (DE)

New Rave, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg (DE)

KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage, Layerjeva hiša, Kranj (SVN)

Fleisch, Flesh, Meat, Bunkerhill Galerie, Hamburg (DE)

HAARPR8, Atelier der Kosmonauten, Berlin (DE)

disappear, Edel Extra, Nürnberg (DE)


Posture x Ello release party, Superchief Gallery, New York (USA)

Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen, Willi Münzenberg Forum, Berlin (DE)

Konnexion, Raum linksrechts, Hamburg (DE)

Collagistas Festival, Stecca 3.0, Mailand

TASTE - Fest der Künste, Kulturwerkstatt, Hamburg

Moon Exhibition, Alte Kongresshalle, München (DE)



add art, Schipper Company, Hamburg

Hexagon, Galerie Supplement, Göttingen


Rundgang, Finkenau, Hamburg


Lieblingsstücke, rfzk Laurentiu Feller, Nürnberg (DE)

Sommerkollektion, Quelleversandhaus, Nürnberg

Mut zur Wut 2014, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Berlin, London (UK/DE)

Queer Ass Unicorn Festival, K4 Nürnberg


Kuboshow, Flottmannhallen Herne

Werkschau der Absolventen, TH Nürnberg (DE)



Narratives of Women / Togetherness Magazine / Millerntor Gallery, magazine

Anfachen Award, NDR Kulturjournal, interview

Somatisches Bauen, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, blog


REFUGIUM, catalogue

SHIFT - beyond the binary, catalogue

KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage, catalogue

Collagistas Festival, catalogue

Worpswede 2019, catalogue


Mann fällt in Loch, weil er denkt, es sei Kunst, catalogue

9. Miniatur in der bildenden Kunst, catalogue

KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage, catalogue

disappear im Edel Extra, Kunstnürnberg, press

KAOS – festival sodobnega kolaža, Gorenjski Glas, press


Der stille Organismus, catalogue

Posture Magazine, Issue 4, feature

Beautiful Monsters, Collagistas Festival, catalogue

Downtime, Sydney Collage Society, feature

Entfaltung, Separée Magazine, magazine

MAKING THE CUT Vol.1 - Worlds best collage artists, art book



Bruderherz, artist book


add art vangard, catalogue

Handelsblatt Hamburg, press

Indie Magazine, Issue 47, magazine

Page online, feature


Kuboshow Messe für junge Kunst, catalogue

Ich bin es nicht. Ich bin´s., artist book

Kaltblut Magazine, feature

Flower regions, Animae Magazine, magazine