Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg

1987 Born in Bonn, working and living in Berlin

„I do many abstract works, but it never remains completely abstract. There is always a domesticated object or material. Abstract and concrete coexist, a simultaneous dependence on each other – there is an anchor towards reality and back to abstraction.“- Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg in an interview with Yvonne Scherer for Kuba Paris

Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg's sculptural work is strongly influenced by painting.The visual language deliberately stages painting and photography in the sculptural realm. Dunkelberg's works brace against the stability of sculpture by dismantling the integrity of modernism's fetishistic status and remixing styles from industrial processes.

Dunkelberg's works tell of the new way of looking at and reading images influenced by digital developments, of the interdependence between abstraction and meaning. The digital thinking that seeks analog forms – physical objects that the artist uses as signifiers of social status and cultural value. Thus, the silhouettes of a cultural aesthetic reveal themselves only in the disguise of the banal.


Selected exhibitions

*Dammi i Colore, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, PT
*Arches, Espace D’Exposition, Lausanne, CH (s)
*Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, PL (s)
*Art Düsseldorf, Böhler Areal, Düsseldorf
Solo booth, Art Colgone, Köln
New Mediations, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, HUN
Müde Pferde, Efremidis Galerie, Berlin (s)
Neuzeit Grotesk, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, PL
From „Abstraction“ to Abstraction, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego
angels on horseback, Huître 3, Berlin
L'ESPRIT NOUVEAU, Kunstraum Potsdam (s)
Sun City, Ruttkowski;68; Paris (s)
The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Sweet Little Lies, Berlin Masters, Wilhelm Hallen Berlin
Transmission, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, OFFICE IMPART (s)
Tipping Point, curated by Arthur Löwen and Marlene A. Schenk, Frankfurt
This Must Be The Place, Sculpture Garden, Villa Schöningen in collaboration with Ruttkowski;68, Potsdam
The Artist is Online. Painting and Sculpture in the Postdigital Age, König Galerie, Berlin
Almora, group show, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin
The Fairest, curated by Georgie Pope & Eleonora Rönnmark Sutter, Berlin
Studio Berlin, Boros Foundation at Berghain, Berlin
Handpicked Masterpieces, Collectors Room, Hamburg
Light & Dark, Sensus x Monom, Funkhaus Berlin
Enter Art Fair, with OFFICE IMPART, Copenhagen, Denmark
Layers and Tracks/ The humand figure in the digital age with, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
INVITED section, Art Brussels, with OFFICE IMPART, Online (postponed to 2021)
Genius Loci 8, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf
Ein gern gesehener Gast, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg & Simon Modersohn, OFFICE IMPART und Åplus Gallery, Berlin (duo)
Mixed Pickles 7, Galerie Ruttkowski;68, Köln
Let me show you a story, LIS10 Gallery, Mailand
Tomorrow might be grey, but it's the most honest colour I know, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn Hamburg
E.X.P.O (sub sole), ERP Project, Berlin (s)
link in bio. art after social media, MdBK Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig
KubaParis Artist Edition, KubaParis Office, Berlin
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsberg
Conny Maier, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Pola Sieverding, OFFICE IMPART, Berlin
Group exhibition, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK
salondergegenwart, Hamburg
art berlin fair, with OFFICE IMPART, Berlin
HERE + NOW, a project of OFFICE IMPART and Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York City, USA
Rainy-Day Canapé, LM Gallery, Latina, Italy
i am Ellen, After the Butcher, Berlin
DANKE DORO, Dorothea Konwiarz foundation, Berlin (s)
Law of the Instrument, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
Group exhibition, SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin
Set In Scene, Haus am Lützowplatz | Studiogalerie Berlin
Young Talents, SAP International, Walldorf
The Others Art Fair, with OFFICE IMPART, Turin, Italy
Upwards, behind the onstreaming, it mooned, Gussglashalle, Berlin
UEC Class Pernice, Ku’damm Karree, Berlin
Art Biesenthal, Berlin
A Walk In the Park, A Step In the Dark, Raum Links Rechts, Hamburg
Die Grosse Kunstausstellung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


Academy Positions, Positions Berlin Art Week, Bikini Berlin
Seen By 8, Museum of Photography, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
Die Grosse Kunstausstellung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

*(s) solo exhibition


2018 „Bildhauerpreis“, Ursula-Hanke-Förster Foundation, Berlin
One year grant of the Dorothea Konwiarz foundation, Berlin
Project grant of the Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin
2017 DAAD project grant, Project Forming Relict, Dead Sea
2016 Artist Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation, Israel



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