Kitty Kraus

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Institutions/museums Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
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Artist in residence2017Stipendium des Goethe InstitutsGoethe InstitutsSalvador de Bahia, Brasilia
Scholarship2014Stipendium Villa AuroraVilla AuroraLos Angeles, USA
Award2011Nominierung für den Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge KunstNationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin Staatliche Museen zu BerlinBerlin, Germany
Award2008blauorangeKunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und RaiffeisenbankenBonn, Germany

Group exhibition2018ILQuartier ÉphémèmreCentre d’arts visuelsMontréal, Canada
Group exhibition2014Some Artists´ ArtistsMarian GoodmanNew York, USA
Group exhibition2013The floating AdmiralPalais de TokioParis, France
Solo exhibition2011Kitty KrausHeidelberger KunstvereinHeidelberg, Germany
Group exhibition2011Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge KunstHamburger BahnhofBerlin, Germany
Solo exhibition2009IntervalsSolomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York, USA
Solo exhibition2008Seth Price // Kitty KrausKunsthalle ZürichZurich, Switzerland
Group exhibition2008Political/Minimal, Kunst-WerkeInstitute of Contemporary ArtBerlin, Germany
Solo exhibition2006Kitty KrausGa­le­rie NeuBerlin, Germany
Group exhibition2005Biennale für zeigenössische KunstBerlin, Germany

Artworks in Collections
Boros CollectionBerlin, Germany

Monography2014Verlag f. mod. KunstKitty Kraus: Lidschlag/Blink of the Eyeon Kitty Kraus, Antonia Lotz, Veit Görner978-3869844985Wien 
Monography2010Kerber VerlagKitty Kraus (Kerber Edition Young Art)Bettina Klein, Matthia Löbke, Veit Loers, Uwe Fröhlich978-3866783270Bielefeld Bundesverband der deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken (BVR)
Monography2011White CubeKitty Kraus: inside the white cube.Kitty Kraus; Dorothy Feaver; Honey Luard978-1906072537London White Cube (Gallery)

Research & teaching
Lectureship/Lecturer2009 - 2010Lehrauftrag für BildhauereiKunsthochschule Berlin WeißenseeBerlin, Germany
Temporary professorship2018Bildhauerei.HFG OffenbachOffenbach, Germany



Berlin, Germany
Nomination for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst



Bonn, Germany
blauorange Kunstpreis

1999 - 2006


Berlin, Germany
Studies of Fine Arts with Prof. Lothar Baumgarten at the University of the Arts (UdK)

1999 - 2006


Heidelberg, Germany


In her sculptures and installations, she explores the relationship between space and plane and the way geometry and figuration complement each other in an elementary form of expression. She usually works with materials such as glass, neon tubes and lamps, fabric, tar and paint, creating objects and installations that allow for individual associations. The simultaneous delicateness and aggressiveness of her language is noteworthy, as well as the sparseness of the material utilized. (20.10.2019)

Though her work does not overtly comment on art-historical movements, it exercises a minimalist vocabulary of geometric precision, a reduced color palette, and the use of commonplace material such as glass, ink, cloth, and electricity. Through its handmade quality and threats of physical instability, Kraus’s work also evinces Post-Minimalist tendencies by exposing discreet imperfections of material that slowly manifest through the processes of melting, explosion, or subtle collapse. The inherent fragility of Kraus’s mediums betrays established ideas about the stability and longevity of sculptural form. (20.10.2019)



Untitled photo Untitled 2018 Kitty Kraus 
Untitled (Light Box) photo Untitled (Light Box) 2012 Kitty Kraus