Susanne M. Winterling


Cluster, 2022, microscopic image of living matter, printed on silk

Courtesy Susanne M. Winterling
Photo: Daniel Vincent Hansen

Installation view from Susanne M. Winterling’s exhibition A threshold-game of proximity, cluster and heat at Kunsthall Trondheim

Courtesy Susanne M. Winterling
Photo: Daniel Vincent Hansen

Installation view from Susanne M. Winterling’s exhibition A threshold-game of proximity, cluster and heat at Kunsthall Trondheim

Courtesy Susanne M. Winterling
Photo: Daniel Vincent Hansen

Glistening Troubles, 2017

Image courtesy of the artist and Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik.

Untitled (carpet ecocide bombay beach), 2017

Image courtesy of the artist and Acud Galerie.

Planetwall, 2015

Image courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Jigsaw falling out of place (the lizard lopsided), 2011

Image courtesy of the artist and Grand Century.

Susanne M. Winterling (b.1970) was born and works in Rehau, Germany. Working across a variety of media including film, photography, sculpture, and performance, Winterling is primarily known for her time-based installations which critically engage the representation of reality. Prevailing modernist concepts, power structures and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leaves out – including a sensual approach to media and material informed by the understanding of immersion and power as energy flows. With an emphasis on enhancing our perceptual and critical consciousness, Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials and species in our ecology.

Recent exhibitions include A threshold-game of proximity, cluster and heat at Kunsthall Trondheim, Myths of the Marble at HOK Oslo and ICA Philadelphia, An Inventory of Shimmers at the MIT List Center Boston, Contour Biennale 2017, Sitevisit at Kunstverein Freiburg, Complicity at Kunstverein Amsterdam, Tidalectics, at TBA21 Vienna and MoMa Dubrovnik, Variations on time Karma Ltd Extended, Between Bodies at the Henry Art Museum University of Washington, and the Luleåbiennalen 2018.


Khoj Art and Science Grantee
nomination for the GAMeC Art and Science Award
Nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
Prize for Installation Arthur Boskamp Foundation
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen research fellowship
Prize of the Galerie Nordhorn
Akademie Schloss Solitude
Museum of Photography Moscow
Akademie Schloss Solitude
Duolon Museum of Modern Art Residency Shanghai

Solo Exhibitions

In desert times, (w/ The Kalpana), Kunstverein Freiburg
The Shape of the Tortoise (w/ The Kalpana), project 88, Mumbai
Schwerkraft und Atem, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Cologne
Gravitational currents and the life magic, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
Drift, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
Luminous Bodies, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
Complicity, Kunstverein Amsterdam
Immersion in minor, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck
Empathetic Vision, Dinos and the Tamer of Horses, Ludlow 38, New York
Shelter The Lighthouse of Fragility, artSouth: collaborations commission, Keyhaven Nature 
Reserve, New Forest
Game Heart Matter, Silverman Gallery, San Franscisco
Pocketpark, Lüttgenmejier, Berlin
Das virtuose Haus, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Susanne M Winterling, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Nox and Shelter, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv
Vertigo, AYE dunkelblau, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
Tarmac, Sandy Brown, Berlin
Complement for Company, Fotogalleriet Oslo
Prototyp 2 (Neue Bude) (w/ Ruth May), Kunsthalle Lingen
Susanne M Winterling, Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
They Called Each Other Horses, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine, Geneva
Through the Looking Glass, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Evas Arche und der Feminist, (w/ Gerry Bibby), New York
…Dreaming is Nursed in Darkness, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Die ums Feuer sind, M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
The Portrait of the Artist as Torquato Tasso & the Stairs for the Servants, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
…Of Mice and Blood (for E.K.), Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Susanne M Winterling, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Susanne M Winterling, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna
Alliance, Sisterhood, and the Rope, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
Isadora’s Scarf, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
Pattern Recognition of a Collar to Idealism (Dedication …), Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Precious Future II, Rosphoto State Centre of Photography, St Petersburg
I’ll Be Your Mirror, But I’ll Dissolve…, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Eve’s Arc and the Feminist, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
L'Union (Fondazione Volume), Rome
…They Told You the Future Will Be…, Moscow Center for the Arts / Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
White Light (m.U. Sammlung J. Stoschek), Düsseldorf
A Skin Too Thin, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
Mise en Scene: In Swan’s World, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

Selected Group Exhibitions

Facing New Challenges: Water, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
Poetic Gardening, Burg Lede, Bonn
The Sea Around Us, The Model, Sligo
We Are Ocean, ARTPORT Making Waves, Ocean Summit Kiel, DE and Plage du Prophète, Surf rider Foundation, Marseille
We Are Ocean, ARTPORT Making Waves, Futurium, Berlin
ART PLACE/ QUI VIVE!, HÆRK, Kunstplass Contemporary, Oslo
A Seed’s A Star, Loyal, Stockholm
SPIEGELUNGEN | FlächenTiefenSelbstbetrachtungen, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg
Freigänger/Åpen Soning, The Knast, Berlin
Barents spectacle, Kirkenes
Leben mit Pflanzen, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
Suddenly gave the effect of sunlight, Melk galleri, Oslo
Océans. Une vision du monde au rythme des vagues, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
Spiegelungen, alte Feuerwache Projektraum, Berlin
Lulea Biennale, Lulea
Between Bodies, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Variations on Time, ACUD Galerie Karma Ltd. Extended, Berlin
Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium, Contour biennale 8, Mechelen
Otium – Corruption and the Dash, Palazzo Marigliano, Naples
Tidalectics, TBA 21, Vienna
Myths of the Marble, Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, NO and ICA, Philadelphia
Nodes on fish, stars and the social, Black Box Theater, Oslo
An Inventory of Shimmers, MIT List, Boston
The Finger that Shows the Moone Never Moons, Dan Gunn Galerie, Berlin
Conditions of political Choreography, NBK Berlin
Conditions of political Choreography, CCA, Tel Aviv
A momentary lapse of reason, Public Access, Chicago
In Search of Radical Incomplete #3: Black Hole Hunters, Kunstverein Langenhagen
On loan, INCA, Seattle
The Hellstrom Chronicle, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Future Queer, ARK Culture, Istanbul
Twenty Two, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv
Shadow Scenes, Cinnamon Colomboscope, Colombo
Jádore, Kunsthalle Lingen
Streetbodies Space Elevator, Cologne Room, Los Angeles
Lulennial Part 1: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, México City
Liebe deine Maschiene, Kunstverein Hildesheim
Supercommunity live: The Climatic Unconscious, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Porifera Camp, Soloshows, São Paulo
CORRUPTION: Everbody Knows…, e-flux NY
RRBGGGRWW (polysemes), Grand Century, New York
Nature after Nature, Fridericianum Kassel
Shirts vs Skin, New Galerie, New York
The White Elephant, after the butcher, Berlin
Tournament d’object, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen
Girls can tell, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen
Querung des Gleichers, Künstlerhaus Hamburg
Don t stop the dance, Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv
Vielleicht sehe ich auch zu tief in die Dinge hinein, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck
A disagreeable Object, SculptureCenter, New York
En todo y en todas partes, Kurimanzutto, México City
Made in Germany Zwei, Hannover
The I is another, Kunstverein Freiburg
Über Dich, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Behind the light, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon
The Promise, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris
Anfang Gut. Alles Gut. Aktualisierungen zu Sieg über die Sonne, Basso Berlin, DE and KUB Arena Bregenz
Kenwin, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck
Videoshow, House of Gaga, México City
Coming after, Powerplant, Toronto
Abstractions sentimentales, CNAIE, Paris
Von realer Gegenwart: Marcel Broodthaers heute, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Milk Drop Coronet: 30 Ausstellungen zur Virtuosität des Dinglichen, Camera Austria, Graz
Lovingly, Rose Peebles, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale
...nur Papier, und doch die ganze Welt..., 200 Jahre Graphische Sammlung, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
Encadrées, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine, Geneva
Aftermath, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto
Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach
Nobody Gets to See the Wizard. Not Nobody. Not Nohow, Anna Kustera, New York
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Antigrav, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties, The Center for Endless Progress, Berlin
Little Theatre of Gestures, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH / Konsthall, Malmö
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Warm Summer Days, Indoors, Sandy Brown, Berlin
T: Quelques Possibilités de Textes, Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva
Don’t Expect Anything, Francesca Minini, Milan
Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
All Tomorrow’s Parties: Stage, ArtBasel Statements
Twice Upon a Time, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, AT and Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Dynamics of Change and Growth, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Pollen, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt am Main
Conversations and Readings, Silberkuppe, Berlin
Multiple, Ke Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai
When Things Cast No Shadow, 5. Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
My Dear Deer, Qbox Gallery, Athens
Migration Addicts, Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture
Kostbaarheden en Bijzondere Vruchten, Aktualisierungsraum, Hamburg
Aspen 11, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt am Main
Josef Strau and Galerie Meerrettich, Vilma Gold, London
Door Slamming Festival, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin
EHF Überblick, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin
Friction-Free, Christianssands Kunstforening, Kristiansand
The Galleries Show, Extra City, Antwerp
Was Ist in Meiner Wohnung Wenn Ich Nicht Da Bin, Berlin
Faxecondi, Futura, Prague
Rituale, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Berlin
As Soon as Possible, PAC, Milan
Recycling the Future, Biennale di Venezia
Pret-à-Perform, Via Farini, Milan
Body Basics II, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart


HIAP Residency, Helsinki, FI
Residency 80121 Naples
Goethe Institute Caracas residency