SHORT BIO

Franziska Ostermann was born in 1992 in Kiel, Northern Germany. She got her master´s degree at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. As a post-conceptual multimedia artist her main interests are contemporary photography and writing as well as their interaction. In her work she explores hyperreality, virtuality and matters of identity. She has been selected as a FRESH EYES european talent 2021 by GUP Magazine. Her Selfportrait FIRN was published on the cover of ProfiFoto magazine. She has been granted the award for uprising artist by the Bundesverband Bildender Künstler Schleswig-Holstein as well as the The New Talent Award by Canon and ProfiFoto magazine twice. Her poetry debut OSZIT was published by the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and her poems were published in literature magazines such as Mosaik or Archipel.
Franziska Ostermann has taken part in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally.

 
 

STUDIES

2012-2018
Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design B.A. & M.A.

 
 

EXHIBITIONS AND READINGS (SELECTION)

2021

Gallery Khodynka, „Wow, fantastic!“, Moscow, Russia

Arts & Culture Festival 21, Leipzig, Germany

Treat Gallery New York, all the lights: virtual exhibition, New York City, United States of America

Ruth Borchard Collection, curated digital display, United Kingdom

Lacuna Festivals, International Contemporary Art Festival: Distance, Lacuna Studios, Spain

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), #social2021, Korea

Haute Photographie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Videofensterprojekt, Cologne, Germany

SIILK Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Gallery PH21, Silence, Budapest, Hungary

Kunstverein der Gegenwart, Liebe in Zeiten von Corona/ Love in times of Corona, Fliesengalerie, Leipzig, Germany

LoosenArt, Window into the Virtual, Rome, Italy

The Smallest Gallery, Graz, Austria

Inside Out Gallery, Project Cairn, Sacramento, United States of America

Florence Contemporary Gallery, far but close: virtual exhibition, Florence, Italy

Fotofestival Schiedam, Post Homo Sapiens, Netherlands

Gallery KUB, Score, with Pilotenküche Leipzig, Germany

IncuArts, force: virtual exhibition, Honolulu, United States of America

Photo Pop Up Fair #7, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Holy Art, rebirth: virtual exhibition, London, England

Fotoclub Kollektiv, Antihero, Berlin, Germany

Spongleheim Gallery, Them, virtual exhibition

Affordable Art Fair, presented by #MeetFrida, online/Hamburg, Germany

Tebbs Contemporary Gallery, movement: virtual exhibition, London, England

Wendy.Network, hivemind: virtual exhibition, Vienna, Austria

Kulturfestival Schleswig-Holstein, reading of OSZIT, Germany

OT-Posterwall, othertypes, Hamburg, Germany

Art Week Rotterdam, book release of FRESH EYES 2021, Netherlands

 

2020

PEP, New Talents, Berlin, Germany

Art Kolkhoz, The Dessous, Vienna, Austria

Photokina, Cologne, Cancelled due to Covid-19

Photo/Media Art Fair – Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.), Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

Exhibition of the studio scholarships, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany

 

2019

X-Pon Art Gallery, gemEinsam, Hamburg, Germany

Steam Machine Engine Learning- Digital Change; granted by the Hoepfner Association, Germany

Start Up 2, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kiel, Germany

New Members exhibition, BBK, Brunswiker Pavillion, Kiel, Germany

Fotoudstiling, danish library, Sydslesvigs danske Kunstforening (SdK), Flensburg, Germany

Annual Fair of the BBK SH, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

 

2018

Journey to Kythera, Groupshow, Berlin, Germany

BILD WORT ZEIT RAUM, Soloshow, Plön, Germany

Photokina, with ProfiFoto Magazine and Canon, Cologne, Germany

Les Rencontres de la photographie Arles, The Family Of No Man, Arles, France

Foto-Reflexionen 06, Nothern Germany

Reading at the House of Literature, Kiel, Germany

 

2017

Kunsthaus Hänisch, Kappeln, Germany

Watch us grow, Erfurt, Germany

 

2012-2016

Freitagssalon Große Bleichen, Hamburg, Germany

First Page Gallery, Munich, Germany

Foto-Reflexionen 05, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Photokina, Cologne, Germany

 

2011

German historical museum/ Deutsches historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Fotofestival Horizonte Zingst, Germany

 

STIPENDS/ RESIDENCIES/ AWARDS

2021

FRESH EYES European Talent 2021, by GUP Magazine, Amsterdam

Pilotenküche Leipzig, international online residency, Leipzig

Kunstpreis Deutschland/ Art Prize Germany, Gallery Depelmann, nominee, Hanover

COCA Project 2021, Center of Contemporary Artists, Rome

Self-Portrait Prize of the Ruth Borchard Collection, Longlisted, London

D31 Art Prize 2021, Finalist, Doncaster

Fine Art Photography Awards: Nominee Categorie Fine Art, London

Fine Art Photography Awards: Nominee Categorie Conceptual, London

 

2020

Scholarship by the Alfred Toepfer Association, residency at Gut Siggen

 

2019

Steam machine learning and digital change, Hoepfner Association

New Talent Award, Profifoto Magazine and Canon

 
 
 
 
 

2018

Grant for emerging artistst, BBK

New Talent Award, ProfiFoto Magazine and Canon

Studio Scholarship, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark Kiel

 

2015

Birgitt Bolsmann Grant

 

2011

Zoom Human Rights, The German Institute for Human Rights

Without him, Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food

 

2010

Aperture 2010, Youthaward

 

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

FRESH EYES 2021, Photobook by GUP Magazine, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Global Young Faculty, Grenzüberschreitungen, Photobook, 2021, Germany

Photonews, Hamburg, 4/2021, Germany

Archipel, Salzburg, 7/2021, Austria

Mosaik, Salzburg, 5/2021, Austria

Meeting Splinters of (Our)Selves, Article by Monique du Plessis, Pilotenküche Leipzig 2021

Am Flutsaum. Gegen das weiße Rauschen der Zeit, Interpretation by Birger Niehaus, Anser Anser, 2021

Q&A with Franziska Ostermann, The Flux Review, 2021

Les Nouveau Riches, Online Feature of Selfobservations, 2020

PEP New Talents, Cataloge following the PEP New Talents exhibition in Berlin, 2020

ProfiFoto Magazine, Issue 12 2019, Cover and Portfolio of FIRN

Steam machine learning – von der Dampfmaschine zum digitalen Wandel, cataloge following the exhibition, Hoepfner Association, 2019

OSZIT- Poetry Collection, published by MKH, 2018

ProfiFoto Magazine, Issue 5 2018, Portfolio of White Lettering

Neue Prosa 2017, New Prose in Schleswig-Holstein, House of Literature Kiel

Instant Images- photographic unica in the digital age, cataloge for the exhibition at Kunsthaus Hänisch

Fotoclub, Magazine for photography, published by Martin Fengel, 2017

HANT- Magazine for photography and literature, episode 05

Foto Reflexionen 05 and 06, cataloges following the exhibitions