Foto: Vera Drebusch

Statement

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.

Scholarships

2019/2021 Studio scholarship at Mümmelmannsberg, Hamburg (DE)

2018/2019 Annual scholarship stART.up, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, Hamburg (DE)

2014 Project scholarship, HAW Hamburg (DE)

Residencies

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)

Awards

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)

Education

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

2013-2014 FAU Erlangen

2009-2013 GSO Nuremberg (BA)

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2020

ein hautartiger geruch, Ganserhaus, Wasserburg am Inn (DE)

Ambivalente Verhältnisse, Kunstverein Erlangen (DE)

No title, Westwerk, Hamburg (DE)

2018

Der stille Organismus, Einzelabfertigung, Hamburg (DE)

2015


add art, vangard, Hamburg
 (DE)


2014

Inkarnation, Weinerei Nürnberg (DE)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019

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)

2018


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)


2017

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
 (IT)

TASTE - Fest der Künste, Kulturwerkstatt, Hamburg
 (DE)

Moon Exhibition, Alte Kongresshalle, München (DE)


 

2016 


add art, Schipper Company, Hamburg
 (DE)

Hexagon, Galerie Supplement, Göttingen
 (DE)

2015

Rundgang, Finkenau, Hamburg
 (DE)


2014


Lieblingsstücke, rfzk Laurentiu Feller, Nürnberg (DE)


Sommerkollektion, Quelleversandhaus, Nürnberg
 (DE)

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

London
Queer Ass Unicorn Festival, K4 Nürnberg
 (DE)

2013


Kuboshow, Flottmannhallen Herne
 (DE)

Werkschau der Absolventen, TH Nürnberg (DE)

Publications/Features

2019

REFUGIUM, catalogue

SHIFT - beyond the binary, catalogue

KAOS International Festival Of Contemporary Collage, catalogue

Collagistas Festival, catalogue
Position.Forum/Ausstellung,
catalogue

Worpswede 2019, catalogue

2018


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


2017

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


 

2016 


Bruderherz, artist book

2015

add art vangard, catalogue

Handelsblatt Hamburg, press

Indie Magazine, Issue 47, magazine

Page online, feature


2013

Kuboshow Messe für junge Kunst, catalogue

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

Kaltblut Magazine, feature

Flower regions, Animae Magazine, magazine