SILKE EVA KÄSTNER
*1971 lives and works in Berlin

AWARDS
2015 Debut: Kunstverein Mittelbaden
2011 ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, grant for KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE I and II in cooperation with Inder Salim / Residency at Sarai – Delhi / Centrum Neukölln Berlin
2010 Studio grant from the Rudolf Gleichfeld Stiftung
2009 Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT
2008 DAAD – Scholarship for one year in New York
2005 DAAD – travel grant to India
2004 NaFÖG - Young Artists Scholarship from Berlin
2004 Mart Stam Award for Painting

EDUCATION
Studied in Fine Arts University of Art Berlin, Kunsthochschule
Berlin and Akademie der Künste Karlsruhe,
Glasgow School of Art and Night School New Museum

EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2016 Debut: Einzelausstellung Kunstverein Mittelbaden
2015 "sehen zwecklos" with Katrin Heister and Clémence Grieco, Gallery Ursula Walter Dresden // Painting with Rainer Braxmeier Lautenbach showed at Kunstverein Offenburg // "Hin & Weg &ndas; mobile Kunst": Joseph, Reelkirchen Seidel // Essenz Koffer, Berlin, Wedding
2014 Tatsachen – Galerie im Waschhaus Kreuzberg Berlin // 364 Gruppenausstellung Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden //
2013 "Color Sharks" curated by Melissa Steckbauer at The Wand Moabit Berlin // Here Now, Visual Art and Dance Project London, Cooperation with dancer Vivien Roos // "Tusch" Natascha Mitfessel and Silke Kästner, Galerie im Waschhaus Kreuzberg Berlin //
2012 Sarai Reader 09 – Devi Art Foundation Episode I, curated by Raqs Media Collective // KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE III, six artists based in Berlin work with artists living in Kashmir and Srinagar. presentation and workshops at University of Srinagar, Kashmir and at Sarai, Delhi, India //
2011 "Cusec IV" Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Playing the City (Katalog) // KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE II, in Berlin Residency, Centrum Neukölln, Berlin // KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE I , Residency and Exhibition at Sarai, Delhi, "Nalmot" // Koffer, Wedding, Berlin //
2010 "Cusec III" in "CH WICHT", Kunstraum Potsdam curated by Dr. Catherine Nichols // Artkaravan 40 artists travelling through North India // "Mooncone" in Landschaften I–IV Galerie der Künstler, Munich (Katalog) // "Alle auf eins" – Showroom, Frankfurter Tor Berlin curated by Gunnar Borbe //
2009 "Cusec I" Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT // Contribution for Audiotour "Zeigen" by Karin Sander,Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin //
2008 "Marigold, Marigold, Marigold", Queens Museum of Art New York // Swing Space, public painting project, streets of Brooklyn, New York //
2007 "blur" Galerie Waschhaus Kreuzberg, Berlin // "How are you Mr. Hammonds?" – Painting performance in New York States of Mind, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin // "Drawing Space" in: Arigato, Ackerstrasse 18 invited by Karin Sander, Berlin // "skip around the corner" Gallery Waschhaus, Kreuzberg, Berlin
2006 "Subitus Sanctus", Art Forum Berlin, Elisabethkirche // "unknown brothers" Video-bricks, Malmø, Sweden // "Hana" Japan expedition Tokyo, Kyoto, Kumano, and Beppu, on tour with 15 artists studied with Katharina Grosse, show at Deluxe Club, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo // "Katsura", Akademie Karlsruhe – Freiburg // "yellow tape" Akademie der Künste Karlsruhe //
2005 "Where did you sleep last night?" Studiogallery, 1. Shanti Road, Bangalore, India // "E(i)" Projektraum Scherenbergstrasse, Berlin // "Delhi belly" Mart Stam Prize Winner, Berlinische Galerie, State Museum of Modern Art, Berlin //
2004 "claire de lune", Wunder der Prärie- international festival, Mannheim // "flatbush" leichte massaker, Berlin, curated by Leonhard Emmerling

TEACHING / LECTURING EXPERINECES
since 1998
Muthesius Kunsthochschule // University Srinagar, Kashmir, India //
Pergamonmuseum // Ägyptisches Museum // Haus der Kulturen der Welt //
Freie Kunstschule KuMuLi // working at schools

CATALOGUES
Single
2016 Debut Mittelbadischer Kunstverein 2009 Silke Eva Kästner "Kippmomente", supported by Goldrausch e.V. ISBN 978-3-941318-11-3
2003 Silke Eva Kästner "Licht Raum Farbe" supported by Mart Stam Gesellschaft

Contributions
2013 "Fluctuation between timeless and time-based perception &ndah; Expanding the possibilities of painting in space" in: "Sarai Reader 9-projections": Raqs Media Collective and Shveta Sarda, Delhi India 2013 ISBN 978-93-82388-03-6
2012 "Playing the City" interviews with 51 artists, from 2009 to 2011, the Schirn's three-part project "Playing the City" exhibited a large collection of public art. Matthias Ulrich (Ed.) Sternbergpress Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-1-934105-95-5
2010 "Landschaften I–IV", Annika Schoemann, Galerie der K¨nste, Munich 2010, ISBN-10: 3981251644
2010 "Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander", Berlin 2010 dt./engl. Tempotäte Kunsthalle Berlin published on the occasion of the exhibition: Zeigen with text by Marius Babias, Angela Rosenberg, Karin Sander, Matt Saunders, Harald Welzer ISBN 978-3-86560-755-3, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

FILM
2015 Kitchen Painting, 44,35min Ekta Srinagar, Kashmir 2013 KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE – documentation about artists' project by Arif Bashir Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2012 "Snow White" project within KASHMIR.POINT.CHARLIE Axel Ruoff Berlin
2011 arte TV – "Playing the City" Videoclips of the project in public space
2010 "Double Burial", 15min, Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2005 "Niemandsland" Street Drawing in Delhi
2004 "Blind date" painting, installation, happening, Berlin

TEXTS
2015 Kate Squires "Falling to earth" text for "sehen zwecklos" Dresden 2010 Evelyn Vogel, "Zerstörte Stadt(t)räume", Landschaften I–IV, Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 160
2010 Annika Schömann, "Mobility in Silke Eva Kästner's work", in: "Landschaften I–IV", Galerie der Künste, Munich 2010
2009 Andrea Liu, "Swing Space: Nomadic Interventions" in: "Silke Kästner, Kippmomente"
2009 Melanie Franke, "Kippmomente oder die Lust am Fallen" in: ebd.
2008 Sara Reismann, "Marigold. Marigold, Marigold" Public Art Project at Queens Art Museum, New York in: Silke Kästner "Marigold. Marigold, Marigold" New York
2007 Sabine Sanio, "subitus sanctus – experience with performative painting" Catalogue
2005 Jean Baptiste Jolly "Freischwinger-Rede zur Verleihung des Mart Stam Preises" Berlin
2005 Marta Jakimowicz, "India from within", Deccan Herald 7. Nov, Bangalore 2005