Vita

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Curriculum Vitae
Bettina Semmer

Bettina Elisabeth Semmer, born in Düsseldorf, lives in Berlin

www.bettinasemmer.de
www.semmer-berlin.com

0172 7160290

bettinasemmer@gmail.com

STUDIES
1990-92 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London
1982-83 Immendorff, HfBK Hamburg
1978-79 Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, guest student with Prof. Gerhard Richter
1976-81 HfBK Hamburg; Polke, Walther, Film Studies with Neumann
1973-76 Universität Münster, Germanistik, Soziologie and Publizistik

EMPLOYMENT/SELF EMPLOYMENT
1983-90 free lance artist with tutorships in Hamburg and London
1989 birth of my daughter Babette Semmer-Collings in London
1990-92 Tutor in Wimbledon School of Arts, London
1993-96 free lance artist in London, also working as free lance journalist
1996 – 2001 free lance artist in Baden-Baden
2001-2014 free lance artist and art teacher in Berlin
2011 foundation of project space SEMMER BERLIN

ONE WOMAN SHOWS

2015 Hommage to Mariam Hassan, Boujdour, Refugee Camps of Western Sahara, Algeria

2014 THE MARGINS ARE THE CENTRE, Dat Galerie, Berlin
2014 A STUNNING LEFT HOOK, SEMMER BERLIN
2008 STILL, Intervention and Paintings, Club von Berlin
2007 Portraits, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg
2006 Magistrale 06: Potsdamen und -herren, (Made in Berlin)
2004 SCHLACHTENSEE, Art Week, Berlin
2002 HOLLOW AND EMPTY, The Fish House Gallery, London
2000 UBS, Baden-Baden
2000 PAINTING FACTORY, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1990 Galerie La Maquina Española, Sevilla
1988 Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Graz
1987 Forum Kunstmesse Hamburg, Galerie Interim Art
1986 Interim Art, London
1985 Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg (Katalog)
1985 Josh Baer Gallery, New York
1984 Forum Kunstmesse Zürich, Galerie Ascan Crone
1983 Künstlerhaus Hamburg
1983 Film Solo Show, Kino Black Box Düsseldorf
1982 Buchhandlung Welt, Hamburg

GROUP SHOWS and Interventions

2016 Seed Mines for Peace, with Federico Guzmán, an intervention for ARTifariti in Western Sahara

2016 Pleasure Ground – “Pleasure Plants” with Najdat Rusdom, Neues Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, curated by Petra Stegmann

2016 A Pilgrimage to Nowhere – Slaves and Saints, a group of works in situ at Fort Sagres, Portugal

2016 Pleasure Plants, with Najdat Rusom, at Neues Atelierhaus Panzerhalle

2016 Neue Wilde, Groninger Museum

2016 Mujeres vs. Opresion (women against oppresion), Casa Sahara Aminatu Haidar, Sevilla

2016 DYNASTIE Kornhäuschen Aschaffenburg, mit Babette Semmer, R. Collings und E.Semmer
2015 DIE 80ER (The 80ies), Städel Museum Frankfurt
2015 DAS GUTE LEBEN (The Good Life) Potsdam city interventions and exhibition, Neues Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, curated by Petra Stegmann
2014 FASZINATION UND FASSADE Momente künstlerischer Einmischung im Stadtraum Potsdam, (Potsdam city interventions and exhibition ), Neues Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, curated by Petra Stegmann
2013 ENDE Kunstverein Schwerin, kuratiert von Julia Wirxel
2013 DEEP TIME – NO TIME Semmer-Berlin
2013 GELÜSTE Semmer-Berlin (as curator and artist)
2013 PRINZIP COLLAGE Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg (as curator and artist)
2012 dOCUMENTA (13) Human Rights Symposium, at Robin Kahn’s project Dining in Refugee Camps
2012 ParadeStücke, Schloss Sacrow, kuratiert von Birgit Möckel mit Neues Atlelierhaus Panzerhalle
2012 Das Afrika Dreieck, BVBK Potsdam (Berlin (as curator and artist)
2011 Fata Morgana – die Westsahara im Spiegel der Fotografie (Berlin (as curator and artist)

2011 Hollycamp – theatre project with children and youngsters at Boujdour, refugee camps of Western Sahara

2010 Willkür mit Kontrast, Ausstellungsraum Transient, Berlin
2009 Public Intervention für Artifariti: Phospor/Piss for Peace with Francis Gomila
2008 One on One, Performance at the 7th Festival de Performance, Cali, Colombia.
2003/04 Double Bind, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin und Kunsthalle Bremen
2002 „Fluent – Painting and Words”, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2001 Aktion Publikumsjoker, Freie Wahlen, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
2000 Kunst Knast, Gesellschaft der Freunde Junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
1992 What about having our meanings back, Goldsmiths’ Gallery London Berlin (as curator and artist)
1991 Hamburg Abroad, EVAC, Ipswich
1987 BROKEN NEON, curated by Kippenberger, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1987 DIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN, Forum Stadtpark, Steirischer Herbst, Graz
1987 BALKON, Künstlerhaus München
1986 FRAUENKUNST, Colaboration mit Johanna Kandl, Ausstellungsraum Fichel, Hamburg
1985 KOETHER, SEMMER, TROCKEL, La Maquina Española, Sevilla
1985 PEINTURE ALLEMANDE, mit J. Koether und R. Trockel, La Grande Serre, Rouen
1984 LA FEMME ET L’ART, Triennale, Le Landeron, Switzerland
1984 ZIEHE VOR, Kunstwoche Bonn, mit Rosemarie Trockel

FILMS
2010 The Crying Girl, DVD, 12 Min
2009 Going beyong the Material, DVD, 26 Min
1981 Fluss ohne Wiederkehr (River of no return), 31 Min., 16 mm
1980 Gesagt, Getan (Said and Done), 23 Min.,16 mm
1979 Das Grab von Walter Benjamin (Walter Benjamin’s grave), Super 8 on Video

TEXTS/BIBLIOGRAPHY
Die 80er, Figurative Malerei in der BRD, Städelmuseum
Ende, Katalog, 2013
ParadeStücke, Katalog 2012
Artifariti Katalog 2009, 2010 und 2011
Portraits, Katalog 2005
Schlachtensee, Katalog 2004
Assisted Painting Series, Katalog, 2002
Valerie Reardon: The Assisted Painting Series, Modern Painters Summer 2000
Valerie Reardon: Perhaps by Means of Gestures, n’paradoxa, Summer 2001
I. Graw: Institutionelle Sexismen am Beispiel der Buch Handlung Welt, in: Dagegen, Dabei, HH 1998
Goldsmiths’ MA Catalogue, 1992
Hamburg Abroad, Text Janis Mink, EVAC, Ipswich 1991
Eau de Cologne 2, Hrsg. Monika Sprüth, Köln 1989
Sevilla, Katalog, Bleich Rossi Galerie, Graz, 1988
Eau de Cologne 1, Hrsg. Monika Sprüth, Köln 1987
Balkon, Katalog Künstlerhaus München, Text Gislind Nabakowski, 1987
Diedrich Diederichsen, Katalog, Graz, 1986
Ascan Crone Galerie, Katalog, Text Diedrich Diederichsen, Hamburg 1985