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. 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. She has been selected as a FRESH EYES european talent 2021 by GUP Magazine. Her poetry debut OSZIT was published by the Muthesius University of Fine Arts. Franziska Ostermann has taken part in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Furthermore Franziska Ostermann works as a lecturer in the fields of artistic photography.




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




Gallery Khodynka, „Wow, fantastic!“, Moscow, Russia
Arts & Culture Festival 21, Leipzig
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
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
Art Week Rotterdam, book release of FRESH EYES 2021

PEP, New Talents, Berlin
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
Exhibition of the studio scholarships, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel

X-Pon Art Gallery, gemEinsam, Hamburg
Steam Machine Engine Learning- Digital Change; granted by the Hoepfner Association
Start Up 2, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kiel
New Members exhibition, BBK, Brunswiker Pavillion, Kiel
Fotoudstiling, danish library, Sydslesvigs danske Kunstforening (SdK), Flensburg
Annual Fair of the BBK SH, Schleswig

Journey to Kythera, Groupshow, Berlin
Photokina, with ProfiFoto Magazine and Canon, Cologne
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

Kunsthaus Hänisch, Kappeln
Watch us grow, Erfurt

Freitagssalon Große Bleichen, Hamburg
First Page Gallery, Munich
Foto-Reflexionen 05, Schleswig-Holstein
Photokina, Cologne

German historical museum/ Deutsches historisches Museum, Berlin
Fotofestival Horizonte Zingst



FRESH EYES European Talent 2021, by GUP Magazine
Pilotenküche Leipzig, international online residency
COCA Project 2021, Center of Contemporary Artists, Rome
Self-Portrait Prize of the Ruth Borchard Collection, Longlisted
D31 Art Prize 2021, Finalist
Fine Art Photography Awards: Nominee Categorie Fine Art
Fine Art Photography Awards: Nominee Categorie Conceptual

Scholarship by the Alfred Toepfer Association, residency at Gut Siggen

Steam machine learning and digital change, Hoepfner Association
New Talent Award, Profifoto Magazine and Canon

Grant for emerging artistst, BBK
New Talent Award, ProfiFoto Magazine and Canon
Studio Scholarship, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark Kiel

Birgitt Bolsmann Grant

Zoom Human Rights, The German Institute for Human Rights
Without him, Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food

Aperture 2010, Youthaward




FRESH EYES 2021, Photobook by GUP Magazine, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Global Young Faculty, Grenzüberschreitungen, Photobook, 2021
Photonews, 4/2021
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