Biography

Education

2003 Master class with Prof. Katharina Grosse
2000-2002 Diploma Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Germany
1996-2000 Akademie der bildenden Künste Nuremberg, Germany
1990-1993 Trained as a carpenter, Dusseldorf, Germany

Grants and Residencies

2023
Working Grant „Neustartplus“, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
2022
Grant by BBK Bundesverband Berlin for innovative art project
Working Grant „Neustart Kultur“, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
Nominee for contemporary talents competition, Fondation Francois Schneider, France
2021
Paper Art Award (silver), Haus des Papiers, Berlin
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
INITIAL Special Grant, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Artist in Residence, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
Cultural exchange stipend for Istanbul of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin
2020
Working Grant „Neustart Kultur“, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
Residency scholarship, Kunstdepot Göschenen, Switzerland
Cultural exchange stipend for Brasilia of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin
Production Grant, Paper Residency, Berlin
2019
Project Grant, Kunststiftung NRW
Project Grant, Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung, Munich, Germany
Artist in Residence, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
Nominee for art award of Haus am Kleistpark
2018
Residency scholarship, Cultural Center “Fort!”, Le Havre, France
2017
Residency scholarship, Frauenkulturbüros NRW for Yerevan (Armenia) and Tiblisi (Georgia)
Residency scholarship, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
Artist in residence, Westwendischer Kunstverein, Gartow, Germany
Project Grant, Käthe Dorsch und Agnes Straub Stiftung, Berlin
2016
Working Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn
Residency scholarship, La Forme Lieu d’exposition Art Contemporain Architecture, Le Havre, France
2014
Project Grant, Berlin Senate for cultural affairs
2013
Residency scholarship, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
2012
Project Grant, Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munich, Germany
2011-2012
Cultural exchange stipend for New York City of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin
2010
Artist in Residence, Künstlerhaus Lukas des Landes Mecklenburg Vorpommern
2009
Project Grant, Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung Munich
Project Grant, Werkleitz Center for Media Art, Halle, Germany
2008
International Workshop, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA
2006
Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Fellowship, Post-Graduate Program for Women Artists, Berlin
Working Grant, Käthe Dorsch Stiftung, Berlin
2005
Artist in Residence, Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin
2004-2005
Working Grant, Berlin Funding for Graduates (Nafög)
Travel Grant, DAAD, UK
2003
awarded Aenne Biermann Preis for German contemporary photography, Gera

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin
Northern Light, Kunstbrücke am Wildenbruch, Berlin

2022
je n’aime pas les angles droits, Maison des Arts Solange-Baudoux, Evreux, France
Viking Venus, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf, Germany
I remember birds and stones, Hay Art Cultural Center / Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
Porschestraße 60, Wolfsburg, in cooperation with Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Supercluster, Künstlerloge Ratingen, Germany

2021
weder Wüste noch Wald, Kunstraum Munich, Germany
Flächennutzungsplan, Kunstraum Korn, Berlin

2020
Bloody Bay Oasis, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf, Germany
Driven by Dreams, Kunst-Station, Main Station Wolfsburg, Germany
geraubt, gefälscht und gierig gesammelt, Hetjens – German Ceramic Museum, Dusseldorf
Dye Room, Avalanche Art Space, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

2019
la mer, le vent, la pluie, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin
Sexton Blake, Galerie im Alten Küsterhaus, Meerbusch, Germany
Hyperloop, DB Museum / Museum for Communication, Nuremberg, Germany
Heart Pitch, Galerie Julia Ritterskamp, Dusseldorf, Germany

2018
sur mer, Kunstraum Neu Deli, Leipzig, Germany
sur mer, Cultural Centre Fort!, Le Havre, France

2017
scenarios in question, Art Space Hammerschmidt und Gladigau, Erfurt, Germany

2016
ce n’est pas un désert, ni une fôret, La Forme Gallery, Le Havre, France
Faked Death, Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2015
All colors agree in the dark, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany
reenter your life, Art Space Spor Klübü, Berlin
The Hurlyburly is done, Galerie des Westens, Bremen, Germany

2014
Post Privacy, Art Space Delikatessenhaus Leipzig, Germany
Funky Town, Kunstverein Gera, Germany
White Wash, WestGermany, Office for postpostmodern communication, Berlin

2013
Paradise Shores, Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
Made in Balmoral, Gallery of Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
Pie in the Sky, Art Space Berlin Weekly, Berlin

2012
Juniper Shade, German Consulate General, New York, USA
Casting Clouds, Deutsches Haus, New York, USA
Architectural Cream, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2011
Back Room, Art Space Delikatessenhaus Leipzig, Germany
bis auf weiteres…, Astrid Busch & Susanne Kutter, Apex pro art e.V. Göttingen, Germany

2009
Pleasure Beach, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

2007
Astrid Busch, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
Ein Anderer, Art Space Delikatessenhaus Leipzig, Germany
35 Minuten, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

2023
Städtische Galerie Dachau
Paper and Sound Festival, Willy-Brandt- Haus, Berlin
Shift!, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg

2022
Raumkonzepte aus Papier, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg, Germany
Blind Vision, initiated and realized by Matthias Mayer und Maik Schierloh, Treptow Ateliers, Berlin
From Adlershof with Love II, Galerie XPinky, Berlin
Alles IV, Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin
Die Grosse, Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Shifting, Art Space Ross 31, Dusseldorf, Germany
Enviromental Abstraction, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin
Curator’s choice #01, Art Space Julia Ritterskamp, Dusseldorf, Germany
Papier im Raum – Spatial Paper, Haus des Papiers, Museum für Bildende Papierkunst, Berlin

2021
Voids of Presence – Between Past and Future, Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
where the movement stays, with Ki Jun Kim, Art Space Soma 300, Berlin
where the movement stays, with Ki Jun Kim, by ZER01NE Day, Seoul, Korea
Körperschaften, Art Space STRoux, Berlin
See Stücke – Fakten und Fiktion, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
Füllhorn, Galerie Julia Ritterskamp, Dusseldorf, Germany
Haus des Papiers, Museum für Bildende Papierkunst, Berlin
Starke Frauen in Kunst und Kultur, Artists Association Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany

2020
See Stücke – Fakten und Fiktion, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
Cold Turkey, Art Space GLUE, Berlin
Rings Like Silver Shines Like Gold, Galerie im Alten Küsterhaus, Meerbusch, Germany
Viral Empath, Art Space Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
(nicht) noch mal, bitte, Neuer Kunstraum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Alles III, Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin

2019
September in Berlin, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin
Subversiv. Nominierung zum Kunstpreis, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
Die Grosse, Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Territory and Disruption, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
Der Schein der Dinge, Scotty, Project space for contemporary art and experimental media, Berlin
Alles II, Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin

2018
Catching the light, Kai10/Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany
Tempel der Möglichkeiten, Art Space SALVE, Berlin
Fischers Fritze, Goethe Institut Yerevan, Armenia
100, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin
Alles I, Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin

2017
Artisterium, 10th International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia
Festival Fotografischer Bilder, Städtische Galerie im Leeren Beutel, Regensburg, Germany
COLLAGE I – METHODE, Fotogalerie Vienna, Austria
Background, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France
STRATIFIED. Fragmentierte Welt(en), das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria

2016
Meet me at the Newsstand, Art Space kiosk.6, Weimar, Germany
Verrat der Dinge, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany
DIS/APPEAR – Fotografische Materialtäten, Gedok Galerie Berlin
Proche banlieue, Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin
The Berlin Case, Boris Yeltsin Center, Ekaterinburg, Russia
on the move, temporary Project Space Greifenhagenerstr. 26, 10437 Berlin

2015
you knee them in the chin, Art Space Spor Klübü, Berlin
Kunstschau, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria

2014
Scraps of Poetry, Deutsches Haus, New York, USA
Die vier Säulen, Kunstwerk Köln, Germany
criss-cross, Art space Hammerschmidt und Gladigau Erfurt at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
DEW21 Kunstpreis, Museum für Kunst-und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Germany
UM Festival, Uckermark, Germany
Focus Female, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany
Echo Chamber, CIAT Contemporary Institute for Art and Thought, Berlin
Abspann, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

2013
In Medias Res, Thermen am Viehmarkt, Trier, Germany
Unwilderness, Art Space „b-05“, Montabaur, Germany
Grantees of Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Staatskanzlei Reinland Pfalz, Mainz, Germany

2012
Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, USA
re*turn, Halle 20, Art Space „Auf AEG“, Nuremberg, Germany
the presence of the past in the future, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

2011
Space Release, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin
A Gift to Birds, organised by Max Sudhues, Project Space „Das Gift“, Berlin

2010
The Hidden Space, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK
welten, Project Space „Forum Factory“, Berlin
Invitation, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany
Treacherous Path, organized by Julia Staszak, Galerie Nature Morte, Berlin
Step toward home, Galerie Dam, Stuhltrager, Berlin
Drizzle, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

2009
Armella Show, organized by Kunsthaus Erfurt, Altes Innenministerium, Erfurt, Germany
Attention, Erlkönig, Gebäude, … , Kunstverein Freunde aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany
lebt und arbeitet in…, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany
Feel the force, curated by Clare Goodwin and Liz Murray, CGP artist led gallery, London, UK
Photocinema, International Festival of Photography, Derby, UK

2008
Stedefreund at Wharf Road Project, V22, The Wenlock Building, London, UK
Three positions – one place, Monat der Fotografie, Golab, Lab for analog photography, Berlin
Open Studios, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA
Wide angels, mit Sinta Werner and Markus Wüste, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

2007
Scheinriesen, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin
Fotosommer Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Große Kunstausstellung, Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle, Germany
13. Weldekunstpreis, Sparkasse Heidelberg/Schwetzingen, Germany
Alles Gute liebe Kunst, Stedefreund, artist-run gallery, Berlin

2006
MAGMA, Goldrausch 2006, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

2005
Hockstrecksprung,, Galerie Alte Schule, Berlin
egal wo kann ich wandern, curated by Michael Bach, Galerie Lorch&Seidel, Berlin
7+, Festival of photography, temporary Project Space „White Trash“, Berlin
Everybody’s darling, Art Space Schreiber Villa, Leipzig, Germany

2004
7, Month of Photography, temporary Project Space „Torstraße 205“, Berlin

2003
6.Aenne Biermann Preis, Museum for Applied Art, Gera

2001
Raus 2001, Projection on the back side of the New Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
Knaupp&Co, Tilly-Kaserne, Nuremberg, Germany

Art Fairs

2023
Art on paper Amsterdam, with Galerie Rupert Pfab
2022
Art Cologne, with Galerie Rupert Pfab 
Art Dusseldorf, with Galerie Rupert Pfab 
paper positions. berlin, with Galerie Rupert Pfab 
2021
paper positions. berlin, with Galerie Rupert Pfab 
paper positions. berlin, with Haus des Papiers Berlin 
2019
Art Berlin, solo presentation with Galerie Rupert Pfab
2009
Preview Berlin, with Stedefreund
2008
Art Athina, with Stedefreund, Greece
Preview Berlin, with Stedefreund
2006
Preview Berlin, with Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Art IT

Public Art Projects

2022
Invited competition, art in public space, Competence Center for Mobility at Aachen University of Applied Sciences
1st place and realization in spring 2023
2021
Invited competition, art in public space, municipal school of music Treptow/Köpenick, Berlin, 2nd place
Competition, art in public space, Helmholtz Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich
2015
Invited competition, art in public space, Fraunhofer Institute, Potsdam
2014
Invited competition, art in public space, Karlsruhe reprocessing plant
2009
Invited competition, art in public space, Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Berlin

Curatorial and Teaching Activities

2022 Lectureship „Space and Atmosphere“, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Department of Architecture
2014 Scraps of Poetry, Deutsches Haus, New York, USA
2005-2011 Member and co-organizer of the artist-run exhibition space Stedefreund, Berlin

Public Collections

Haus des Papiers, Museum für Bildende Papierkunst, Berlin
Hetjens – German Ceramic Museum, Düsseldorf
State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
Museum Goch,
Artothek Nuremberg
Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf
Kunstsammlung Jena
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Technikmuseum Berlin
Museum für angewandte Kunst, Gera

Publications

2022
Exhibition Catalogue, je n‘aime pas les angles droits, Maison des Arts Solange-Baudoux, Evreux, France, Text: Anne Jaillette
Exhibition Catalogue, I remember birds and stones, Hay Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia, Text: Ruben Arevshatyan
2021
Astrid Busch, Le Havre. Brasilia. Mezamor. Wolfsburg, Publisher: Fantome Verlag, Berlin. Text: Dr. Stephan Erdmann
2021
SALON MAGAZIN No.18, Salon Verlag Köln
2020
Exhibition Catalogue, Bloody Bay Oasis, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf. Text: Dr. Noemi Molitor
2019
Exhibition Catalogue, Sexton Blake, Galerie im Alten Küsterhaus 
Catalogue Astrid Busch as part of the solo presentation at Art Berlin
2018
Catching the light, Arthena Art Foundation Düsseldorf, Online Catalogue. Text: Ludwig Seyfarth
2017
Catalogue Artisterium 10, Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition
Catalogue Collage 1-Methode, Fotogalerie Wien
2016
Catalogue, The Berlin Case, Boris Yeltsin Center, Ekaterinburg, Russia 
2014
Catalogue, Astrid Busch, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Fellowship, Bad Ems. Text: Ulrich Peltzer
2011
Catalogue, bis auf weiteres…, Kunstverein Apex pro art, Göttingen. Text: Dr. Barbara Scheuermann
2009
Catalogue, Photocinema, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK 
2007
Catalogue, Fotosommer Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Catalogue, Große Kunstausstellung, Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle (Saale)
2006
Catalogue, Astrid Busch – Photography, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin. Text: Ulrich Peltzer
2003
Catalogue, 6th Aenne Biermann Prize for contemporary photography, Museum of Applied Arts, Gera