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

*Group Exhibition, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, PL
Section: Interplay, curated by Elise Lammer, Stage Bregenz with OFFICE IMPART, AUT (s)

UNI, Roman Gysin, Mitchell Anderson, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Kali Gallery,  Lucerne, CH
Venus Und Sonne Im Zehnten Haus, Mehdi Chouakri Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, DE
Dammi i Colore, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, PT
Monotypes, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, CH
Dormez-vous, Das Gericht, Frankfurt a.M., DE (s)
Long Shadows Forecast Good Weather, Bad Posture, Lausanne, CH (s)
Pale Pleasures, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, PL (s)

New Mediations, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, HU
Müde Pferde, Galerie Efremidis, Berlin, DE (s)
Und in welchem Namen tun Sie es?, Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt, DE
Neuzeit Grotesk curated by Camila McHugh, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, PL
From „Abstraction“ to Abstraction, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, PL
angels on horseback, Huître 3, Berlin, DE

L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU, Kunstraum Potsdam, DE (s)
Sun City, Ruttkowski;68; Paris, FR (s)
The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, SE
Sweet Little Lies, Berlin Masters, Wilhelm Hallen Berlin, DE
Transmission, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, CH
Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, OFFICE IMPART, Berlin, DE (s)
Tipping Point, curated by Arthur Löwen and Marlene A. Schenk, Frankfurt, DE
This Must Be The Place, Sculpture Garden, Villa Schöningen in collaboration with Ruttkowski;68, Potsdam, DE
The Artist is Online. Painting and Sculpture in the Postdigital Age, König Galerie, Berlin, DE
Almora, group show, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE
The Fairest, curated by Georgie Pope & Eleonora Rönnmark Sutter, Berlin, DE

Studio Berlin, Boros Foundation at Berghain, Berlin, DE
Handpicked Masterpieces, Collectors Room, Hamburg, DE
Light & Dark, Sensus x Monom, Funkhaus Berlin, DE
Enter Art Fair, with OFFICE IMPART, Copenhagen, DK
Layers and Tracks/ The humand figure in the digital age with, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
INVITED section, Art Brussels, with OFFICE IMPART, Online (postponed to 2021)
Genius Loci 8, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, DE
Ein gern gesehener Gast, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg & Simon Modersohn, OFFICE IMPART und Åplus Gallery, Berlin, DE (duo)
Mixed Pickles 7, Galerie Ruttkowski;68, Cologne, DE
Let me show you a story, LIS10 Gallery, Milan, IT
Tomorrow might be grey, but it’s the most honest colour I know, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, DE
E.X.P.O (sub sole), ERP Project, Berlin, DE (s)

link in bio. art after social media, MdBK Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, DE
KubaParis Artist Edition, KubaParis Office, Berlin, DE
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsberg, DE
Conny Maier, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Pola Sieverding, OFFICE IMPART, Berlin, DE
Group exhibition, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK
HERE + NOW, a project of OFFICE IMPART and Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York City, USA
Rainy-Day Canapé, LM Gallery, Latina, IT
i am Ellen, After the Butcher, Berlin, DE
DANKE DORO, Dorothea Konwiarz foundation, Berlin, DE (s)
Law of the Instrument, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, DE
Group exhibition, SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin, DE

Set In Scene, Haus am Lützowplatz | Studiogalerie Berlin, DE
Young Talents, SAP International, Walldorf, DE
Upwards, behind the onstreaming, it mooned, Gussglashalle, Berlin, DE
UEC Class Pernice, Ku’damm Karree, Berlin, DE
Art Biesenthal, Berlin, DE
A Walk In the Park, A Step In the Dark, Raum Links Rechts, Hamburg, DE
Die Grosse Kunstausstellung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE

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

*(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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