Curriculum Vitae

personal data

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1989

prizes

2022

Culture Award of the city of Kiel (promotion award)

2022

Vulnerable, Art Award of the Diözese Rottenburg (2. Prize)

2022

BKV Prize for Young Applied Art (2. Prize)

2021

Europäischer Ehrenpreis [European honorary award] of the Europa Union Leverkusen

2021

Hessischer Staatspreis für das Deutsche Kunsthandwerk [Hessian State Prize for German Arts and Craft] (promotion award)

2019

State prize of the Professional Association of Plastic and Graphic Arts of Schleswig-Holstein

2018

Ceramics prize of the Frechener Kulturstiftung [Culture Foundation]

2016

Artistic prize of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (young artists)

public collections

since

2021

The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art by the government of

the Federal Republic of Germany (242,814 liter, installation )

since

2019

Int.CeramicArt Avenue TaoXiChuan, Jingdezhen (CHN), (Glaze-Topography, installation)

grants/ awards

2020

Finalist for the Faenza-Prize (ITA)

2020

Project grant from the Schleswig-Holstein Culture Association for “manufacientes” and for “Wasser zum Trinken” [Water to Drink]

2020

European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)/Taoxichuan International Centre, three-month residence grant on the fifth anniversary of the the EKWC (NL/CHN)

2020

Travel grant from the Cultural Foundation of Schleswig-Holstein for a stay in China

2019

Project grant of the Cultural Foundation of Schleswig-Holstein for the project “54 Colours of the Yangtse”

2018

nominated for the Bloom Award by Warsteiner

2016

Atelier grant, Muthesius University, Atelier in the Anscharpark

2015

Travel grant of the Cultural Foundation of Schleswig-Holstein

2015

Muthesius Project: the colour red in ceramics technologies, Muthesius University, two-year material grant

residencies

2022

Medalta, Medicine Hal, Canada (CAN)

2021

European Ceramic Workcentre, Oistervijk (shorttime, research) (NL)

2019

EKWC - Taoxichuan International Center, Jingdezhen (CHN)

2018

Freya-Frahm Haus, Laboe, within the German-Danish project "Der bewegte Koffer - den bevægede Kuffert"

2017

Shiro Oni Studio, Onishi Fujioka-shi (JPN)

2016

Guldagergaard (DK), within the "Project-Networks"

2015

European Ceramic Workcentre, Oistervijk, (NL)

exhibitions (selection)

2022

„Richard-Bampi-Preis 2022“, Staatlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen, Dresden

„Vulnerbale“, Art Award of the Diözese Rottenburg, as part of the 102nd German Catholics Day Stuttgart

„BKV Preis für Junges Kunsthandwerk“, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, München

„Lena Kaapke - Farbe und Topografien“, Kunstverein Quickborn, Quickborn (solo)

"Lena Kaapke-sensed maps", standing committee of German ministers of Culture and Education, Berlin (solo)

2021

"Landesschau" of the Professional Association of Plastic and Graphic Arts Schleswig-Holstein, Drostei, Pinneberg

"CraftForms 2021", Wayne Art Center, Wayne (USA)

"blaumachen", Museum of Eckernförde, Eckernförde

"Ikone 2021", [Majolika Award for contemporary ceramic art]Staatliche Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

"Graenslandsudstillingen" [borderland-exhibition], Sydslesvige kunstforeningen, Flensburg

"Grenzlandausstellung" [borderland-exhibition], Sønderjyllandshalle, Åbenrå (DK)

"Glasurprobe" [Glaze test], Galerie Handwerk, München

"Materialzauber" [Material magic], annual exhibition of the Professional Association of applied Arts Schleswig-Holstein, Ostholstein-Museum, Eutin

"kunstschaffen" [Art-creating], museums yard Robbe und Berking, Flensburg

"Lena Kaapke - de manufactis", Museumsberg Flensburg, Flensburg (Solo)

2020

"Landesschau" of the Professional Association of Plastic and Graphic Arts Schleswig-Holstein, Ostholstein Museum, Eutin

"Ist das noch Kunsthandwerk" [Is this still art and crafts?], Chamber of Industry and Trades, Düsseldorf

"Sunday morning, a taste of ceramics", Longquan (CHN)

"Sunday morning, a taste of ceramics", Yaozhou kiln museum, Yaozhou (CHN)

2019

"Landesschau" of the Professional Association of Plastic and Graphic Arts Schleswig-Holstein, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig

Brockmann Prize Exhibition, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel 

"Zeitzeichen" [Signs of Time], St. Annen Museum, Lübeck

"Sunday morning, a taste of ceramics", Taoxichuan Gallery, Jingdezhen, (CHN)

2018

"Landesschau" of the Professional Association of Plastic and Graphic Arts Schleswig-Holstein, Museumsberg Flensburg, Flensburg

"Ceramics prize 2018" of the Frechener Kulturstiftung [culture foundation of Frechen], Keramion, Frechen

"Moderne trifft heute" [Modern Meets Today], Museum for Textile and Technology, Neumünster

"Natur-Mensch" [Nature-Human], Exhibition for the Andreas Prize, St. Andreasberg

"Atelierstipendiaten" [Studio Bursary Holders] Atelier House in the Anscharpark, Kiel

"Upcomers New Generation", Innovationsfabrikken, Kolding (DK)

"Kontraste" [Contrasts], Freya-Frahm Haus, Laboe

"Nur wer die Form beherrscht kann mit ihr spielen, versponnen und verwoben" [Only those, who master the form, can play with it, spun and interwoven], Ostholstein Museum, Eutin

"Mix" [mixed exhibition], Atelier Community, Anscharpark Kiel

2017

Brockmann Prize Exhibition, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel

"176,76 m2. 11813 Stunden. 3576 Teile" [176.62 m2, 11,813 hours, 3,576 parts], Atelier House in the Anscharpark, Kiel (Solo)

"Natürlich Grün" [Naturally Green], Museum in Eckernförde, Eckernförde

"Mother Tongue", Shiro oni Studio, Onishi (JPN)

"Mother Tongue", 609, Gallery One.Two.Six. Univercity of Southern Queensland (AUS)

2016

"Regionale III", Galerie Neu West Berlin, Berlin 

"Regionale III", gallery in the Alten Schlecker, Kiel

"Regionale III", Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck

"Keramik" [Ceramics], Sydslesvige kunstforeningen, Flensburg 

"Modern Classics focus vessel", study award in ceramics 2016 of the Nassauischen Sparkasse [Savings Bank], Ceramics Museum Höhr Grenzhausen, Höhr Grenzhausen

"Mother Tongue", Window 107, Kopenhagen (DK)

"Home is where your friends are", pop-up exhibition Långholmsgatan 12, Stockholm (SWE)

"Project Network", Applehouse Gallery, International Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard, Skaelskoer (DK)

2015

"Masters die erste" [Master’s the first], in Anscharpark Haus 8, Kiel

"Nur wer die Form beherrscht kann mit ihr spielen", [Only those, who master the form, can play with it] annual exhibition of the BAK, in the Ostholstein Museum, Eutin

2014

"Master utstilling", National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO)

"Just mastered", State Museum at Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig 

2013

British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke on Trent (GB)

"Einblick-Ausblick" annual exhibition of the Muthesius University, Kiel

"The Site is the Question", Airspace Gallery, part of the Artistic Research Project, "Topographies of the obsolete", Stoke on Trent (GB)

2012

"The Site is the Question", Rom 8, part of the Artistic Research Project, "Topographies of the obsolete", Bergen (NO)

2011

Class exhibition "abwarten und…2 [Wait and …], Schloss vor Husum

lectures

15.11.2021


„Color and Topography“, 

within the semester project „Color and Topographies“, 

experimental product design by Barbara Schmidt, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

25.02.2021

"Premio Faenza Talks“,

organized by the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche Faenza, youtube (ITA)

06.03.2019

„Fieldinvestigations in ceramics“,

lecture at Taoxichuan International Center Jingdezhen (CHN)

28.09.2018

„Die Farbe Rot in den keramischen Technologien“ [The colour red in ceramic technologies],

Nacht der Wissenschaft [night of science], Muthesius Transferpark, Kiel

04.05.2018

„Wein/ Rot. Künstlerische Erforschung einer komplexen Farbe“ [Wine/ Red. Artistic inquiry of a complex color],

Spätschicht trifft Wissenschaft [late shift meets science], Marxen Wein, Kiel

08.02.2018

„Die Farbe Rot in den keramischen Technologien“ [The colour red in ceramic technologies],

final presentation of the Muthesius project [post graduation funding], Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel

18.05.2017

„The color red in ceramic technologies“,

Phase 3- How we do research. The Pros and Contras of a practice-based PHD, Symposium, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

own published essays and articles

2021

„Denkraumkartografie“ about Kerstin Abraham, 

in: Onlinemagazin „brandheiss.info“, (März 2021)

2021

„Dan Elborne: über europäische gelebte und gefühlte Geschichte 

aus einem unbeteiligten interagierenden australischen Narrativ“, 

in: Onlinemagazin „brandheiss.info“, (Januar 2021)

2021

„Ingeborg Blom Andersskog: Durch den Körper über Handlung, Zeit und Raum“, 

in: Onlinemagazin „brandheiss.info“, (Januar 2021)

2021

„Kooperation EKWC, Niederlande mit Jingdezhen, China“ 

in: Bernd Pfannkuche (Hg.): „Die Neue Keramik“, (Februar 2019)

2021

"Produktionslinie", in: Beate Bentele (Hg.:) "Brandheiss", (Februar 2019)

own publications

2021

"manufacientes", artist book

2019

"Productionline", artist book

2019

"54 Farben Wasser", artist book

2019

"54 Farben Yangtze", artist book

2015

"Kunde von draußen, Eine Erzählung in Metamorphosen", artist book 18,Raum für Publikationen, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

research

2015 -

"The color red in ceramic technologies", a universal conceptional and artistic definition of color,

individual research project

(2015-2018: Muthesius project; since 2018 self funded)

portrait photo by Wolfram Kiwit