Franziska Ostermann was born in 1992 in Kiel, Northern Germany.
As a multimedia artist her main interests are contemporary photography,
video and writing as well as their intersection. In her work, she explores
virtuality, matters of identity and the internet.
In 2018 she completed her studies at the Muthesius Art Academy in
the departments of photography, technical image and language & figure.
For her work she received grants from the Stiftung Kunstfonds or
the VG Bild Kunst and awards from the British Journal of Photography, or
Profifoto and Canon as well as the BBK Schleswig-Holstein. In 2022 she received
a prize from the Stuttgart Film Winter.
Her video work was
also shown at the Goethe Institute in Paraguay, at the Steirischer Herbst and
at the Arts & Culture Festival in Leipzig.
Her poetry debut OSZIT
was published in 2018.
Her texts appeared,
among others, in Die Signaturen and in Mosaik.
Her work has been
shown internationally, including at the Cine Paris Film Festival, in New York
City at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, at the Czong Institute for Contemporary
Art in Korea, and online with the British Journal of Photography at New Art
In 2023 she received a scholarship from the Berlin Senate for
young german-speaking authors at the Literary Colloquium Berlin.




NRW Forum Düsseldorf, wwwforum, interverse: a virtual garden of words and form, metaverse (s)

Agora Gallery, The Chelsea International Photography Competition, New York City, USA

Beyond, Meet Frida & Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany (s)

Monat der Fotografie OFF, Berlin, Germany

ImageNation Paris, Just Women, Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris, France

Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Imagine Transparency, das Kurativ, Hamburg, Germany

Photoszene Köln, Beiste Kunstraum, Satellite, PULSAR, Cologne, Germany

Böse Kunst, Showroom Kunstverein Roter Keil, Graz, Austria

Pinakothek der Moderne, Pavillion 333, Der Greif: Contextualise, Munich, Germany

Cine Paris Festival, Paris, France

Fairy Fountain, Haus der Statistik, Berlin, Germany

The annihilation of time and space, UltraSuperNew gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Stockholm City Filmfest, Stockholm, Sweden

Photopia Hamburg x Streetside Gallery, CURRENT/S, presented by MeetFrida, Hamburg, Germany


ImageNation international photo exhibition, Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris, France

Paratissima, Cavallerizza Torino, Ground control, Turin, Italy

How We Feel, digital curation,, Internet

Triennal of Photography Hamburg, Satellite, Beyond Image, MeetFrida Art Space, Hamburg, Germany

Waterkant Festival, with, Kiel, Germany

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany

Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Just Women, Milan, Italy

Cowgirl Gallery, Connection, Malmö, Sweden

Pensiercorrenti Festival, Ground Control, Locorotondo, Italy

Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Request, Kiel, Germany


British Journal of Photography, Edition365, New Art City

PHOXXI Deichtorhallen, Jahresgabenempfang, Hamburg

Der Greif, Guest Room: Anika Meier and Max Siedentopf

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

PhEST- International festival of photography and arts, Monopoli, Italy

Arts & Culture Festival 21, Leipzig, Germany

Steirischer Herbst, parallel program, video art is distant, Austria

Goethe Institute Paraguay, day of German Unity, Asunción, Paraguay

Belgium Shows, Magnolia Collective, Kortrijkt, Belgium

Helmut Gallery Leipzig, Soloshow, on skin and screens, Leipzig, Germany (s)

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

Kunsthaus Steffisburg, Communitas III, Steffisburg, Switzerland

Ruth Borchard Collection, curated digital display, United Kingdom

Volta Art Fair, Art Basel, AR-Gallery with MeetFrida, Basel, Switzerland

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

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

Haute Photographie, Amsterdam, Netherlands – cancelled due to Covid-19

Videofensterprojekt, Cologne, Germany

Gallery PH21, Silence, Budapest, Hungary

A&O Kunsthalle, in escalation, Leipzig

Video art is distant, Graz, Austria

FRESH EYES Talents 2021, Keilestraat 9, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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 (s)

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

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

Photoszene Cologne, Portfoliowalk Sichtbar

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

Kulturfestival Schleswig-Holstein, reading of OSZIT, Germany

Flutgraben Berlin, Screening of “Can you hear me?”,Germany

Sequence Studio Vienna, Screening of “Can you hear me?”, Austria

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


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


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


Journey to Kythera, Groupshow, Berlin, Germany

BILD WORT ZEIT RAUM, Plön, Germany (s)

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


Kunsthaus Hänisch, Kappeln, Germany

Watch us grow, Erfurt, Germany


Freitagssalon Große Bleichen, Hamburg, Germany

Munich Contemporary Photography pt.3, First Page Gallery, IFOG Akademie, Munich, Germany

Foto-Reflexionen 05, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Photokina, Cologne, Germany


German historical museum/ Deutsches historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Fotofestival Horizonte Zingst, Germany




Aufenthaltsstipendium des Berliner Senats am Literarischen Colloquium Berlin, Germany

Virtual Residency, / NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany

Scholarship by the Alfred Toepfer Association, residency at Gut Siggen, Germany

Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein, Can you hear me? nominated as best short-film, Germany

Cine Paris Festival, Can you hear me? nominated as best experimental film, France

City Filmfestival Stockholm, Can you hear me? nominated as best experimental film, Sweden


Scholarship Stiftung Kunstfonds, Germany

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 2 minutes short film competition, winner,  Stuttgart, Germany

Passepartou Photo Prize, category: catalog, winner, Rome, Italy

Photo Festival Athens: Shortlisted


VG Bildkunst scholarship, Germany

British Journal of Photography, Edition365, Internet/England

FRESH EYES European Talent 2021, by GUP Magazine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pilotenküche Leipzig, international online residency, Leipzig, Germany

COCA Project 2021, nominee, Center of Contemporary Artists, Rome, Italy

Self-Portrait Prize of the Ruth Borchard Collection, longlisted, London, England

Fine Art Photography Awards: nominee categorie fine art, London, England


Scholarship by the Alfred Toepfer Association, residency at Gut Siggen, Germany


New Talent Award, Profifoto Magazine and Canon, winner, Germany


Grant for emerging artistst, BBK, winner, Germany

New Talent Award, ProfiFoto Magazine and Canon, winner, Germany

Studio Scholarship, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark Kiel, Germany


Birgitt Bolsmann Grant, winner, Germany


Zoom Human Rights, The German Institute for Human Rights, winner, Germany

Without him, Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food, winner, Germany


Aperture 2010, Youthaward, winner, Germany



Vostok, your selfie, Seoul, Korea, 2023

Internet on my skin: Interview on Misa.Art, 2022

Passepartou Photo Prize, Cataloge, Rome, 2022

British Journal of Photography, Edition365, exhibition catalog, 2021

Münchner Anthologie, Signaturen, Munich, Germany, 2021

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

Aintbad Magazine, Generational Spirit 08/2021

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



Freudeskreis für Fotografie- Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 15 Minutes Interview (DE)

Misa.Art Magazine, Interview, INTERNET ON MY SKIN: Franziska Ostermann in conversation with Margaret Murphy (DE/ENG)

Open Eye Gallery, Open Eyes Stories, Selfobservations (UK)

PH Museum, Feature of Selfobservations (IT)

Profifoto Magazine, Coverstory FIRN (DE)

Les Nouveaux Riches, Feature on selfobservations (AT)

Phroom, Platform for visual culture, Feature on selfobservations (IT)

The Flux Review, Interview (UK)

Wendy Network, Interview (AT)

Pilotenküche Leipzig, Feature “Meeting Splinters of (Our)Self” (AUS)

Galeria Khodynka, Videofeature (RU)

Signaturen, Münchner Anthologie, Gedichtanalyse (DE)




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