Biography

Ulrike Seyboth was born in 1970. She lives and works in Berlin and France.

From 1992 to 1998, Ulrike Seyboth studied at  Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, graduating with a diploma, and in 1999 she joined professor Dieter Goltzsche’s master class.

In 1995, she received ERASMUS funding to go to Salamanca in Spain. With a stipend from Berlin’s Senate Office for Cultural Affairs, she moved to the Cité des Arts in Paris in 1999, and in 2001 to the Bourgogne. She has received numerous stipends and awards, including a work scholarship from the Hans und Charlotte Krull Stiftung, a residency of the Goethe Institute and HIAP in Helsinki, a project funding from the Käthe-Dorsch-und Agnes-Straub-Stiftung, and a project funding from the Berlin district Berlin-Pankow. Ulrike Seyboth was nominated for the Wilhelm-Morger-Preis, Soest and Prix de Vitry/Paris.

Together with the artist Ingo Fröhlich, she established artist-run-space Torstrasse 111 and the association and Torstraße 111 – Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin e.V., where she acts as curator of the gallery space in this art and project building. In 2019 she was awarded the project Torstraße 111 with a grant from the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn and 2020 by the Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Mitte. She is member of the  association VdBK 1867 in Berlin.

Ulrike Seyboth’s work is characterized by intense colour manifestoes, based on her painterly observation of light and nature. She lives in Berlin and in Lanquedoc (F).

Graduation degree | art discipline/university

1988 – 89 Baccalauriat
1992 – 98 Studys at Kunsthochschule-Berlin-Weißensee (KHB), diploma in painting in Prof. Dieter Goltzsche’s class
1999 Masterclass in painting (Prof. Dieter Goltzsche)
since 2011 Curatorial work the artist-run-space Torstrasse 111 – Forum of contemporary Art Berlin, in collaboration with Ingo Fröhlich
since 2017 Member in Association of Berlin Artists, VdBK 1867

Awards | Fellowships

2020 Artist-in-Residence, Fellowship | Stiftung Kunstdepot Göschenen (CH)
2020 Project funding | Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Mitte
2019 Catalogue promotion | Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
2018 Artist-in-Residence, Fellowship | Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf
2017 Artist-in-Residence in Hérisson | Mairie d’Hérisson/Auvergne-Bourbonnais (F)
2015 Artist-in-Residence, Fellowship | PARC-Village des Arts et Métiers, Octon (F)
2014 Nomination for the Art Award Wilhelm-Morgner-Preis, Soest
2013 Project founding | Käthe-Dorsch-and-Agnes-Straub-Foundation, Berlin
2013 Artist-in-residence | Felagsheimili-Flatery, sponsord by Borgarstjórn-Isarfjördur (IS)
2012 Artist-in-Residence, Fellowship | Suomenlinna, Goethe-Institute/HIAP Helsinki (FIN)
2012 Project funding | Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Pankow
2011 – 12 Fellowship | Hans and Charlotte Krull Fondation, Berlin
2009 Nomination for the Art Award de Vitry, Galerie Municipal de Vitry/Paris (F)
2001 Catalogue promotion| Käthe-Dorsch-Fondation, Berlin
1999 – 2000 Fellowship | Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, by Berlin government’s department for science, research and culture
1995 ERASMUS Fellowship  Salamanca (E)

Solo Shows (selection)

2021 Je dessine le temps, tu peins l’instant | Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich, Orangerie des Musées de Sens (F) | catalogue
2020 Ich zeichne die Zeit, du malst den Moment | Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich, Guardini-Stiftung, Berlin | catalogue
2019 D’où je viens, les nuages dorment sur les montagnes, D’où tu viens, la mer rêve dans le brouillard, FONDATION DU PIOCH PELAT – ARPAC, in collaboration with Ingo Fröhlich, Castelnau le Lez/Montpellier (F)
2019 Ich zeichne die Zeit, du malst den Moment | Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich im Dialog mit Schopfheim, Kunstverein Schopfheim/Kulturfabrik
2017 Je dessine le temps, tu peins l’instant – En dialogue avec Hérisson | Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich, Ancien Trésor Public, Hérisson (F)
2015 Je dessine le temps, tu peins l’instant – Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich en dialogue avec PARC, Octon (F)
2014 Ich zeichne die Zeit, du malst den Moment – Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich im Dialog mit Jena, Städtische Museen/Kunstsammlung Jena | catalogue
2013 Ankunft: Neue Musik, Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin, Performance to For Bunita Marcus of Morten Feldman, Hauptbahnhof Berlin
2013 fragiles, Kurt Tucholsky Museum, Schloss Rheinsberg, Rheinsberg
2012 Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich at Suomenlinna, HIAP  & Goethe-Institute Helsinki (FIN)
2011 outside, Galerie Smudajescheck with Studio f/Galerie SÜDWESTPRESSE, Ulm
2010 Art from Berlin, Art Karlsruhe, Förderkoje Berlin | catalogue
2010 dipinti, Mostre d’Arte, San Lorenzo (I)
2009 c’est la vie – dispositionen, Gallery L., Berlin | catalogue
2008 vollrausch, Kunsthaus Hohenwalde, Hohenwalde
2007 je t’aime – the rose unconscious, Galerie L., Berlin
2006 Im Kabinett, Galerie Berlin, Berlin
2006 Ulrike Seyboth – Malerei, Galerie im Kurhaus, Bad Schlema
2005 Ulrike Seyboth – Malerei, Galerie im Turm, Music: Meret Becker/Moritz Volpert, Berlin
2005 peinture, dessin & ceramique, Chapelle Pénitents Blancs, St. Guilhelm-le-Desert (F)
2004 peinture, dessin & ceramique, La Grange, La Ferté Loupière (F)
2003 + 04 eau, terres & lumiere, Druyes Les Belles Fontaines (F)
2002 Malerei, Zeichnung, Keramik, Galerie Mitte, Berlin | catalogue
2001 Pintura, Dibujo, Ceramica, Galeria Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca (E) I|catalogue
2001 Ulrike Seyboth, Salon Nathalie Riquelm, Paris (F)

Group Shows (selection)

2020 TORTORTOR 1:1:1, Kunst- und Projekthaus Torstraße 111, Berlin | catalogue
2020 Liberté, Figure de proue, Salles Saint-Pierre & La Fabrique, Avallon (F) | catalogue
2020 Museum Ludwig, Saarlouis
2019 12 aus 49, VdBK 1867, Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin
2019 Im großen Schiff der Gefühle, VdBK 1867 e.V. as guest at Torstrasse 111 – Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin
2019 Landpartie, Fellows of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Ministry of Science, Research and Culture, Potsdam
2018 L’art se fait nature, Vendémiaires d’automne, Saint Mathieu de Trévieres (F) | catalogue
2018 Treffpunkt Gartensaal, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg
2017 Rosa Rot und Himmel Blau – 17 Positionen zur Malerei, Galerie Pankow, Berlin | catalogue
2015 Aus Berliner Sicht, Die Galerie, Frankfurt a. M.
2014 TRANSNORD, Torstrasse 111 – Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin
2013 Nomination for the Wilhelm Morgner-Preis, Museum Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Soest I catalogue
2013 Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
2013 Tarantulla Tentacle, Torstrasse 111 – Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin
2012 Raumgreifend, HLP Galerie, in collaboration with Ingo Fröhlich, Wesseling
2012 ausgezeichnet/gefördert, Laureats of the Hans and Charlotte Krull Fondation, Museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam | catalogue
2011 Hotspot Berlin, Museum Georg Kolbe Berlin , Berlin | catalogue
2011 Ohne Grenzen, Treffpunkt Kunst, Museum Haus Ludwig, Saarlouis
2009 Laureates for the Art Award de Vitry, Galerie Municipale de Vitry/Paris (F)
2006 + 07 Premio Marina di Ravenna 2006 + 2007, Ravenna (I) | catalogue
2005 papiers, Galerie Jonas, Paris (F)
2001 ACI (Contemporain Young Artists), Sens, Tonnerre, Avallon, Pontigny, Le Trembley (F) | catalogue
2001 Zeichnungen, Museum Haus Löwenberg, Gengenbach
2001 Recien Pintado, Galeria RAayapunto, Salamanca (E)
2000 International Artists Positions, Galerie Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (F)
1999 TRY 5, Galerie parterre, Berlin | catalogue
1998 Meisterschüler im Rotes Rathaus, Berlin
1997 Positionen der Malerei, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin

Curatorial Work (selection)

2020 TORTORTOR 1:1:1, project management and curatorial work  of the exhibition (drawing, video, object, performance, painting, photo and installation) with  28 artists | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin (with Ingo Fröhlich)
2019 Im großen Schiff der Gefühle, project management and curatorial work  of the exhibition with 26 artists (with Sabine Herrmann, Susanne Schirdewahn, Friederike Jokisch) | artist-run-space Torstrasse 111, Berlin
2019 Landpartie, Fellows of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Ministry of Science, Research and Culture, Potsdam
2018 engel8ig, project management of the exhibition and performance of the artists pluck and Valérie Favre (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2018 UNTER BLAUEM HIMMEL, project management of the exhibition of the Leipzig artist Frenzy Höhne (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2018 AROMA MUSA, project manager of the exhibition (drawing, video, object, performance, painting, photo and installation) by 17 artists (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2017 TRAPHOUSE III, project management and curatorial supervision of the exhibition with 25 students of the UdK Berlin, class Valérie Favre I catalogue (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2016 (H)ausstellen, project management | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2014 TRANSNORD, curatorial director of the exhibition (drawing, painting, video, installation, sculpture) with 8 artists (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2013 TARANTULA TENTACULUM, curatorial director of the exhibition (drawing, painting, street art, video) with 10 artists (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2013 Enivrez-vous, director of the circus project (with Bernard Bonnet) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin
2012 various, curatorial director of the exhibition (drawing, painting, installation, video) with 5 artists (with Ingo Fröhlich) | artist-run-space Torstraße 111, Berlin

Teaching

2018 UdK Berlin, painting class, workshop on painting materials and colours
2018 Vendémiaires d’automne, one-week workshop with a total of about 900 students on painting and drawing, St. Mathieu de Trévieres (F)
2012 –2017 Seminars, lectures in the Kunst- und Projekthaus Torstraße 111, among others with students of the class Valérie Favre of the UdK Berlin (2017, 2018)
2008 FH Zwickau, Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg, one-week workshop on The subject of colour

Important works in museums, public and private collections etc.

Mairie d’Octon (F) I 2018
Guillaume Delachaux dit Gay Collection (F) I 2017
P.A.R.C. Collection, Octon (F) I 2015
Städtische Museen, Kunstsammlung (Museum/Collection of Modern Art) Jena I 2015
Goethe-Institut Helsinki (FIN) I 2015
Permanant wall conception at Hotel Viktoria, Nurenberg I 2008
Biblioteca Pública Casa de las Conchas/Collection, Salamanca (E) I 2001

Courtesy Elizabeth Markevitch, ikono.tv.