About

-lives and works in Berlin-

 

David Krippendorff is a US/German artist, video- and experimental film maker born in Berlin in 1967.

He grew up in Rome (Italy) and studied art at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin (Germany), where he graduated with a masters degree in 1997.

His works, films and videos have been shown internationally, a.o. at New Museum (New York), ICA (London), Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg), Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem). He has participated in three Biennials (Prague, Poznan and Tel Aviv). He lives and works in Berlin.

 

Education

1989 – 1996 Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1996 Meisterschüler

Grants

2015 Berliner Senatsstipendium
2012 Stiftung Kunstfonds
2003 ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York
2000-02 EFA-Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
1997-99 Karl-Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin

Shows 

2018 Für Immer Blau (Kunstverein Duisburg & Villa Waldsteige) curated by Constanze Kleiner & Stephan von Wiese
Møenlight Sonata* (Kunsthal 44Møen, Møen, Denmark) curated by René Block
The Women Behind* (Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem) curated by Raphie Etgar
Nothing Escapes My Eyes (Katharina Maria Raab Gallery, Berlin)
Station Paradox (Momentum Worldwide, Berlin) curated by Rachel Rits-Volloch and Jung Me Chai
2017 David Krippendorff, Nothing Escapes My Eyes (C&H Gallery, Amsterdam)
2016 56th October Salon, The Pleasure of Love* (Belgrade City Museum, Serbia) curated by David Elliott
KIK eight (Kino International, Berlin)
2015 Himmelwärts* (Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg)
Enhanced Vision – Digital Video, Digital Arts Community, curated by Kathy Rae Huffman
2012 Imaginary Travels (Amerikahaus, Berlin)
2011 West End* (Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel)
Global Fight Club* (Meinblau, Berlin) curated by Bernhard Draz and Matthias Reichelt
2010 Remember Me (September, Berlin)
Celebration! (uqbar, Berlin)
2009 Don’t Push Me! (Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin)
Childhood Stories (whiteBOX Gallery, Munich)
Broken Dreams Boulevard (artandgallery, Milan, Italy)
2008 Videozone 4* (Video Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel)
Mediations Biennial* (Poznan Biannial, Polen)
Wunderlust Berlin (Galerie Invaliden 1, Berlin)
Home bound* (Stiftung kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt)
Kunstinvasion* (Berliner Kunsthalle, Blumengrossmarkt, Berlin)
Wunderlust Berlin (Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles)
2007 Sleeping Beauty – The Gilda Series (2002-2007) (artandgallery, Milan, Italy)
Review & Preview (Galerie M + R Fricke, Berlin)
Remember Me (Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf)
Borders* (MAN-Museo d’Arte di Nuoro, Italy)
Remember Me (Video Installation, S.Giovanni die Fiorentini, Rom, Italy)
Countdown (Galerie M + R Fricke)
2005 Rückkehr ins All* (Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg)
The Beautiful Island (Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin)
Drawing the Line (Galerie M + R Fricke, Düsseldorf)
Expanded Painting* (Prag Biennale 2, Prague)
“In Wirklichkeit … ” (Kunsthaus Nürnberg)
2004 The Last Resort (Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York)
Multiplicity* (Phota House Museum, Ireland)
Amateur: Camera Buff (Suite 106 Gallery, New York)
Tactical Action* (GAS-Gigantic Art Space, New York)
The Winter Show (Galerie Laura Mars Grp., Berlin)
2003 David Krippendorff – Recent Works (Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York)
True Fictions- Inszenierte Fotokunst der 90er Jahre (Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken)
Breaking Ground (White Columns, New York)
Makeover (Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York)
After Matisse/Picasso (P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York)
2002 Videodrome II (New Museum, New York)
Over the Moon (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin)
2001 Berlin-London (ICA, London)
TV Dinner with Landscape (YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada)
Ticker Sieben (Galerie Gebauer, Berlin)
2000 Modell, Modell…* (NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen)
1999 Rosa für Jungs/Hellblau für Mädchen* (NGBK, Berlin)

(*) = Catalogue

Video Screenings / Festivals 

2018 Kali (Concorto International Film Festival, Piacenza, Italy)
2017 Kali (Braunschweig International Film Festival)
Nothing Escapes My Eyes (Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Israel)
               (Cairo Video Festival, Egypt)
               (LOOP Discover Award, Centre d’Art MAristany, Spain)
               (LOOP Discover Award, Centre d’Art Contemporani La Sala de Vilanova, Spain)
2016 Nothing Escapes My Eyes (Concorto International Film Festival, Piacenza, Italy)
                                                (Syracuse International Film Festival, U.S.A.)
                                                (San Gio‘ Verona Video Festival, Italy)*
                                                (Berlin Short Film Festival)*
                                                (LOOP Discover Award, Museu d’Art de Cerdanyola, Spain)
                                                (LOOP Discover Award, Barcelona, Spain)
                                                (Rencontres Internationales, Paris, France)
2015 Nothing Escapes My Eyes (St. Louis International Film Festival, U.S.A.)
2009 Night of 1000 Stars (Blaue Nacht, Neues Museum, Nürnberg)
2008 Night of 1000 Stars & Behind the Curtain (Nuit Blanche, Ontario College of Arts, Toronto, Canada)
2007 Blame (Sterne aus Videopalast, Galerie NoD, Prague, Czech Republic)
2006 There’s No Place Like Home (Video Lounge, Miami Basel, Miami, U.S.A.)
2004 The Beautiful Island (Part 2) (Video Lounge Miami Basel, Miami, U.S.A.)
The Beautiful Island (Part 1) (Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, Director’s Cuts, Bologna, Italy)
Blame (Basel art Fair, Switzerland)
2003 +/- (One Minute of Art for Aids -4664- The Concert, Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa)
The Dialogue (Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, U.S.A.)
Blame (Rotterdam Film Festival, Holland)
Blame (Mondovisione, K34, Berlin, Germany)
2001 There’s No Place Like Home (Berlin-London, ICA London, U.K.)
There’s No Place Like Home (Novalog / Contemporary Berlin Video Art, Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel)
2000 Behind the Curtain, There’s No Place Like Home, Beyond the moon… (Kunst 2000 Zürich, Serge Ziegler Gallery, Switzerland)
There’s No Place Like Home, Beyond the moon… (Wanted – Sampled Videos / Video Sampling, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland; Berlin Open; House of Contemporary Arts, Trafò, Budapest, Hungary)
Videoprogramm (Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Badische Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Modell, Modell… (NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany)
1999 Beyond the moon… (Rosaceleste, Associazione Culturale de.genere / Link, Bologna, Italy)
* Best Short Film Award

Reviews / Catalogues

  • Scrima, Andrea, Home, Identity, Exploitation, And Appropriation: A Conversation With David Krippendorff, 3Quarks Daily, December 10th 2018
  • ElGenaidi, Deena, An Artist Defends His AppropriationHyperallergic, October 31st 2018
  • Hinrichsen, Jens, Aida im Parkhaus, Monopol online, 28.05.2018
  • Reichelt, MatthiasTotale: Grosses Schauspiel auf Engstem Raum, Der Tagesspiegel, 18.05.2018
  • Gerretsen, Sara, Nothing Escapes My Eyes, David Krippendorff, Mister Motley03.02.2017
  • Huisman, Saneke, I fear for my country, a talk with David Krippendorff, Metropolis M02.02.2017
  • Scrima, Andrea, The Problem of Home in David Krippendorff’s Nothing Escapes My EyesLute & Drum, Issue 7, 2016
  • Till Cremer, Berlin Artists, Kerber Verlag, 2015
  • Museum Sinclair-Haus, Himmelwärts, Kunst über den Wolken, ALTANA Kulturstiftung, 2015
  • n.b.k., Time Pieces, Video Art since 1963, Mrius Babias, Kathrin Becker, Sophie Goltz, Walther König Verlag, 2014
  • Reichelt, Matthias, Dauerfeuer: David Krippendorff verdichtet Konflikte, Zitty, Heft 4/2009
  • Reichelt, Matthias, Mediations: Biennale Poznan, Kunstforum, Nov-Dez 2008
  • Zenone, Daniela, Lights and Shadows of Noir, Interview. MADE05, October 2007
  • Jakovljevic, Ivana, Gilda was not very nice, Interview. b> magazine #10, summer 2007
  • Confini-Boundaries, Silvana Editoriale, 2007
  • Pfütze, Hermann, David Krippendorff, The Beautiful Island, Kunstforum, Feb-April 2006
  • Fricke, Harald, Amerikanische Künstler in Berlin, db artmag, 2005
  • Insert/spread für “Revolver”, März 2005
  • Panicelli, Ida, David Krippendorff-Massimo Audiello, Artforum, September 2004
  • Insert/spread für “Label” magazine, Dezember 2004
  • Insert/spread für “Guerillazine” A/W 2004-05, published by Comme des Garçons
  • Carte Blanche, #3, visual essay, Micropresse Periodical, fall 2004
  • Johnson, Tactical Action, New York Times, April 30, 2004
  • Levin, Kim, David Krippendorff & Luisa Rabbia, Village Voice, June 2-8, 2004
  • Levin, Kim, Tactical Action, Village Voice, June 2-8, 2004
  • Feist, Silvia, In Berlin Geboren, in New York zu Hause, Berliner Morgenpost, 2, 17, 2004
  • Feist, Silvia, Ein veraenderter Heimatbegriff, Wel am Sonntag, 2, 17, 2004
  • Sorokina, Elena, Open Studios im Epizentrum der Weltkunst, Junge Kunst, 2004
  • Wallach, Amei, Driven to Abstraction, ARTnews, November 2003
  • Korotkin, Joyce B., David Krippendorff at Massimo Audiello, M -The New York Art World, March 2003
  • Korotkin, Joyce B., Summer in the City: New York Studio Spotlight, NY Arts Magazine, vol. 7, n.7 July 2002
  • Heidenreich, Stefan, Anziehende Elementarteilchen, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 1.18.2001
  • Hegerth, Andreas, Deconstructing Heimat, Taz, 11.9.2000
  • Der Grüne Floh, Kunstforum, November 2001
  • Kreis, Elfi, Labyrinth Europa, Tagespiegel, 6.6.1999
  • Eine Lanze für Malerei, Tagespiegel, 2.12.1996
  • Akademie,” 1995, Stephan Dillemuth für die “Sommerakademie” im Münchener Kunstverein
  • Wahl-Verwandt” 1996, herausgegeben in Zusammenarbeit mit Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin
  • Rosa für Jungs/Hellblau für Mädchen” 1999, NGBK, Berlin
  • Modell, Modell…” 2000, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

Works in following collections

  • Vehbi Koç Foundation
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Deutsche Bank
  • NBK Neue Berliner Kunstverein
  • Fondazione Mimmo Rotella
  • Alison & Peter W Klein
  • Jordi Pujol Collection, Barcellona
  • Klawitter Sammlung, Hamburg
  • KPMG Deutsche Treuehand-Gesellschaft
  • LBB Landes Bank Berlin
  • Künstler Senatsförderung
  • Deutsche Bahn