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Edith Kollath works and breathes in Berlin. In her artistic practice and research,
she examines transformation processes, precarious conditions and their particular
social, ecological and philosophical contexts. This results in multimedia installations,
performative objects and collaborative projects that become centers of thought
and text movements spanning a wide variety of disciplines within the Arts and Sciences.
She studied fine arts as well as fashion and costume design in Hamburg. From 2006 to
2009 she was an active member of the hacker collective NYC Resistors in New York, USA,
where she realized various projects and gave workshops and lectures. Her works are
exhibited nationally and internationally and she has received numerous grants.
Her monograph »Manoeuvre of Plenty« was published in 2013 by Distanz Verlag.
As a contribution to the field of artistic research, Edith Kollath developed her
aesthetic-respiratory research method in her Ph.D. thesis “Respiration Essays. On the
Contingent Agencies of the Breath of Artworks” at Bauhaus-University Weimar, which
takes up the tripartite rhythm of breath. Inspiration, expiration and pause are used as
specific principles of an intraaction process to discuss sensory aspects of artworks and
corresponding transdisciplinary theories.







































PhD, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Department of Art and Design
"Respiration Essays. On the Contingent Agencies of the Breath of Artworks"
MA, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg
Department of Time Related Media and Sculpture
MA, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
Department of Textile- & Fashiondesign
Aristotelous University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Department of Fine Arts
Central Saint Martins College, London, GB


Welt in der Schwebe, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DEU
More Planets Less Pain. Konstellationen künstlerischer Forschung, ACC Weimar und Kunsthalle Erfurt, DEU

Choir Practice, Stroux, Berlin, DEU

Superposition, Diskurs Berlin, DEU
Findling, Mantik Berlin, DEU (solo)

The only stable Thing, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, ITA
Manifest of Practise, Bauhaus 100, Thüringer Staatskanzlei, Berlin
Thoughts on Tactility, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin

Dynamics of Air, curated by Malte Wagenfeld, kindly supported by Goethe Institut, Australia, at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Preparing For Darkness, curated by Uwe Goldstein & Mario Mazzoli, Kühlhaus Berlin, G
Thinking I‘d last forever, Anna-Amalia Bibliothek Weimar, G
Enzyklopädie des Zarten, curated by Anne Brannys, Galerie Körnerpark, Berlin, G

Transparency, curated by Paulina Olszewska , Galeria SIC!, Wroclaw, P
Die Kapelle und das spezifische Gewicht der Zeit, curated by Anne Brannys, ehem. Kapelle im Stadtschloß, Weimar, D
New Material, APT Gallery, London, GB

Negotiating Space: I never thought you were like this, The 3rd CAFAM Biennial, Peking, China
Spectrum 2, about paper, curated by Jens Hausmann und Konstantin Bayer, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin, D
The making of the unrealised, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, D
10, Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler, Weimar, D
Cachet de la Poste Faisant Foi, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, FR

Die Spur des Anderen, galerie weisser elefant,
Bezirksamt Mitte, Berlin, D
Das Glücksprinzip, Galerie Eigenheim in der
ehem. JVA Weimar, D
Potential, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D (solo)
transFORM, Zhong Gallery / Migrant Birds, Berlin, D (solo)
Sinneswandel, galerie weisser elefant, Bezirksamt Mitte,
Berlin, D (solo)
Eine Enzyklopädie des Zarten, kuratiert von Anne Brannys,
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar/Wunderkammer Schloßmuseum,
Weimar, D

restricted sceneries #01, Performance Installation
mit Raman Zaya, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt, D
Schere, Stein, Papier, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D
Interferencje/Interferenzen, SecondHome, Berlin, D

Interferencje/Interferenzen, Centrum Sztuki
Fort Sokolnickiego, Warsaw
Manoeuvre of Plenty, exhibition and bookrelease,
Collectiva Gallery, Berlin (solo)
Abschied in Blau, CWO, Frankfurt am Main
Balance, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin

Capri Art Projects, Projektraum Stilper, Frankfurt/Main, D
After the Sunset, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D
(entre nous), Literaturhaus, Frankfurt/Main, D (solo)
ABoT, Artists Books on Tour, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prag,
UPM, Czech Republic
Luminale, Heyne Kulturfabrik, Offenbach
ABoT, Artists Books on Tour, International Centre of Graphic
Arts, MGLC, Lubljana, Slovenien

ABoT, Artists Books on Tour, Austrian Museum for Applied Arts, MAK, Vienna, AU
Liquid/Segni, Venice Design Week, Venice, Italy
in light and in gloom, KorridorGalerie, Atelierfrankfurt e.V.,
Frankfurt/Main, D (solo)
sigh, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D (solo)
Edith Kollath, Arte Santander, Santander, Spain (solo)
Ever tried. Ever sighed. DMY International Design Festival,
Berlin, D
noting will ever be the same, Fresh Paint Contemporary
Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
Bedevilment In Paradise, Proteus Gowanus, New York, USA

Try Again, Fail Again, performance & project development,
Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, D
come out – within, Schmiede Wettig, Nieder-Olm, D (solo)
Viennafair 2010, Collectiva Gallery, Vienna, Austria
the book as its own addendum, Marwen, Chicago, USA
Arduino – a lineage, NYC Resistors, New York, USA

again, again, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D (solo)
Ringen, Cream Contemporary, Berlin, D
things and thougts, Collectiva Gallery, Berlin, D
nothing will ever be the same, HfBK, Hamburg, D

property and evidence, DamStuhltrager Gallery, Williamsburg,
New York, USA (solo)

Smilefaucet -AIR, Fontana’s, New York, USA
inbetween, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg, D

Frisch vom Tisch, Kunstverein Hannover, D

@+alpha superior via connection
public space project, Hamburg, D (solo)

See Yourself at Last, Aplanat Gallery, Hamburg, D (solo)

awards, prices & sponsorships:

nominated for Villa Aurora Scholarship, USA
Thuringian Postgraduate Scholarship, Weimar, G
DAAD research & travel grant to San Diego, USA/Tijuana, Mexico
Awarded at the Science Day at Bauhaus-University, Weimar, D
Preselected for Villa Massimo Scholarship (Hessen)
finalist at „Art of Engeneering“- price, Ferchau, Gummersbach, D
Munken Works Scholarship, Art Residency, Berlin, D
Berliner Projektfonds, Projektsponsoring Cultural Education, Berlin, D
Sponsoring by the Chamber of Culture of the City
Frankfurt/Main & from the Hessian Ministery for Science and Art, Wiesbaden, D
Award by „Venice Design Week“, Venice, Italy
Awarded by ABoT: Artist‘s Books on Tour - Museum for Applied Art MAK, Vienna, Austria
Art Territory, Art Residency Vilnius‚
European Capital of Culture 2009, Vilnius, Litauen
Awarded by the 18th Onward Kashiyama
Fashion Grand Prix, Tokyo, Japan
Awarded by the Chamber of Culture, “HamburgundDesign”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, D
Scholarship by Phillipp Morris for AMD, Akademie ModeDesign, Hamburg, D


Eleos, Kostümbild und Bühnenobjekte, Staatstheater Braunschweig, DEU
Casanova, Kostümbild, Staatsoperette, Dresden DEU
Aida, Kostümbild Oper, Landestheater Linz, AUT
Co-Initiatorin der Forschungsgruppe »VIS-A-VIS« im Rahmen der GKFD, Berlin, DEU
Co-Initiatorin des Ausstellungsprojektes »More Planets Less Pain.Konstellationen künstlerischer Forschung« Erfurt/Weimar, DEU
Jurymitglied Kunst am Bau Wettbewerb, Berliner Senat, DEU
Theodora, Kostümbild Winteroper Potsdam, DEU
Jurymitglied Stipendienvergabe Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, DEU
Art-Electronics-Workshops for kids: awarded in the competition Forschergeist 2014,
Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher, Berlin, D
Nur ein Hui, stage design, Theaterhaus Ensemble, Frankfurt/Main, D
Member of the hacker collective NYC Resistors, Brooklyn, New York, USA NYC Resistor
Co-Founder of Style_unique,


Lecturer at FB Gestaltung, Freie Kunst, Bauhaus University Weimar
Lecturer at FB Visuelle Kommunikation, Elektronische Medien/CrossMediaLab,
HFG Offenbach, Offenbach University of Art and Design
workshops at NYCResistors, New York
Adobe Illustrator, Lasercutting, Basic Arduino, etc.
guest lecture at Pratt institute, New York Information Technology and Creative Practices (ITCP)