Felix Kiessling

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1980 Born in Hamburg, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
2008 Student at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2009 Universität der Künste Berlin, Institut für Raumexperimente professor Olafur Eliasson
2009 Founding of the collective Das Numen (Andreas Greiner, Julian Charrière, Felix Kiessling, Markus Hoffmann)
2013 - 2014 Universität der Künste Berlin, Meisterschüler professor Olafur Eliasson


grants | awards | residencies
2016 Art and science grant, Seas and Oceans, MS Wissenschaft, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2014 IBB Photography Award, Berlin, Germany
2013 Springhouse Dresden 2013, residency program, Dresden, Germany
Das Numen MOMENTUM, Berliner Senat, project support, Berlin, Germany
Das Numen MOMENTUM, KKWV, University of the Arts Berlin, project support, Berlin, Germany
2013 Überlebenskunst, Call for Future Scholarship, initiated by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Cultural Foundation)
HBC Residency Program, November to January 2010, Berlin, Germany


solo exhibitions
2017 alexander levy, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
Das Numen, Meatus, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin Germany
2015 VAVILOV, Galleria Mario Ianelli, Rome, Italy
2014 Das Numen, Impakt, 3 1/2, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Ausdehnung, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
2013 Das Numen Momentum, D.A.Z. Das Architektur Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
Das Numen, Sonor, Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin, Germany
2012 Tür und Stern, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
2011 Volumen, Senatsreservenspeicher, Berlin, Germany
Das Numen, Transformation, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Das Numen, Day Light, 401contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2010 Neuordnung, LEVY Berlin, Germany


group exhibitions
2017 Small - an exploration of miniature, SEXAUER Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 Desert Now, with Julian Charriere and Julius von Bismarck, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, US
From Science to Fiction, Florian Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland
Vertikale, permanent installation, Malzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
Anatomy of restlessness, Mario Iannelli, Rome, Italy
5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia
Time Capsule, Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst Osnabrück e.V. / HASE 29, Osnabrück, Germany
Farewell to an Idea, Plattenpalast, Berlin, Germany /td>
2015 abc - art berlin contemporary, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Group Show V, alexander levy, Berlin
Beuys ohne Hut - Karin Székessy fotografiert Künstler, Horst-Janssen- Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
École normale Sol LeWitts “Black Cubes (2), Kunstsaele , Berlin, Germany
OPENING ON THE FOAM, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam, Germany
2014 Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
6 New editions by with Cécile B. Evans, Axel Loytved, Yuri Pattison, Albrecht Pischel, Rosa Rücker, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany
EQUILIBRE / AUSGLEICH, curated by Alya Sebti, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Masters 2014, Arndt Berlin, Germany
The Missing or: One thing next to another, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Alle gegen Alle, Lady Fitness, Berlin, Germany
Compulsury Pilotage, Kunsthaus Jesteburg, Jesteburg, Germany
WALK IN PROGRESS, Vitamin Space, Guangzhou, China
ONE PLACE NEXT TO ANOTHER, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Transportable Universe, Meisterschülerausstellung, Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2013 Giftshop III, Kosmetik Salon Babette, Berlin, Germany
ACCIDENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
Springhouse Dresden 2013, Haus H, Dresden, Germany
Absolventenschülerausstellung, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Skulpturenprojekt Wallanlagen , Stade, Germany
Auch heute, Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany
2012 Weltausstellung (with Institut für Raumexperimente),Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
>Le Trac<, frontviews temporary , Berlin, Germany
Heiliges Leben, UDK, Berlin, Germany
GLASAUGE, Bunker, Virchowstraße 6, Berlin, Germany
A minute is not a minute, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany
ADDIS FOTO FEST, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
GROSSES FELD, Institut für Raumexperimente, Janmeda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Group Show, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas, Marrakech, Morocco
2011 Your Body of Work, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Goethe Institut Sao Paulo, Brasil
Tokyo-Berlin Vektor (Berlin 2000-2011 - Playing among the ruins), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Japan
Berlin-Tokyo Vektor, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Ideas Are Motion, Multimedijalmi institut - MAMA, Zagreb, Croatia
fragments of an unknown city, Krasnoe Znamya / Red Banner Factory, St. Petersburg, Russia
Presence in Layers, Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany
Bits & Pieces, Senatsreservenspeicher / Artitude Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Tape Modern No. 23, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany
Das Numen H20 - Festival Über Lebenskunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Shifting the Everyday, LEVY Berlin, Germany
Berliner Zimmer genossen, Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany
100° Berlin 2011, Hebbel am Ufer 2, Berlin, Germany
Without Destination, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2010 The Ear of Giacometti, LEVY, Hamburg, Germany
Exhibition in occasion of DARE Nr. 5, LEVY Berlin, Germany
Geist III, Unknown place in Berlin, Germany
Rahmenprogramm, Grosse Hamburger Strasse, Berlin, Germany
Stampede, Forgotten Bar, Berlin, Germany
now open for off seasons, Fichtebunker, Berlin, Germany
let's start to implement little errors, Pfefferbergkellerlabyrinth, Berlin, Germany
Kongress für Anders, Mariannen hospital, Hamburg, Germany
Théorie des modéles, Art & Science: trop simple, trop complexe, Espace d'exposition de la Head, Geneva, Switzerland
Das Numen, HBC, Berlin, Germany
2009 Geist II, Unknown place in Berlin, Germany
Geist, Unknown place in Berlin, Germany