About the artist
Katharina Hinsberg was born in 1967 in Karlsruhe, Germany, but lives and works in Düsseldorf. She currently teaches at the Saar College of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken but studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, France, herself. She has taken part in numerous group- and solo-exhibitions in and outside of Europe.
Katharina Hinsberg started her career in stage design but is mostly recalled for her graphic style of drawing, through which she addresses questions of all that drawing can be. Deconstruction and transformative capacity form concepts of great importance in her work; arousing inevitable, philosophical questions such as ‘how does a line arise exactly’, and ‘where does a line begin or end?’
From 1987 to 1989 Hinsberg worked at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart before she began studying Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1989. From 1990 to 1993 she studied Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts Dresden, from 1993 to 1995 sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Bordeaux. From 2003 to 2009 Katharina Hinsberg was a professor of drawing at the University of the Arts Bremen. Since 2011 Katharina has been a Professor of Conceptual Painting at HbK Saar. Katharina Hinsberg is a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund.
Hinsberg works above all with drawings and their effect on the room. She not only paints but also works with the means of installation and sculpture, such as silhouettes she hangs in the room. The central design element is usually the line.
1994: Travel grant from the Ecole des Beaux Arts Bordeaux for Los Angeles
1994: Study Scholarship of the German-French Youth Organization
1996: Dorint Prize, College of Fine Arts Dresden
1996: Scholarship Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
1998: Scholarship Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg
1999: Scholarship Kunstfonds e.V
2000: Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, Project Funding by the GOLART Foundation
2001: Award of the City of Konstanz
2001: Scholarship of the City of Munich, Villa Wadberta, Feldafing
2002: scholarship Cité des Arts, Paris
2004: Workspace Program, MUKA Print Studio, Auckland, New Zealand
2010: 1st Prize Art-in-Construction Competition, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Berlin
2011: 1st Prize Public Art, Internship Building Inorganic Chemistry, Saarbrücken University
2013: Artist Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
2014: 1st Prize Art-in-Construction Competition, public prosecutor Ulm
2017: 1st Prize Art-in-Construction Competition, Center for Microtribology, Karlsruhe
2018: Nomination Prix d'Art Robert Schuman, Metz