Marte Kiessling, originally from the south of Germany, studied fine arts at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavik from 2001-2007. An important part of her artistic practice consists of collaborations, for example, she worked with the artist groups Cameracartell in Hamburg and Global Alien in Berlin, was a member of Hinterconti e.V. in Hamburg, and regularly curates exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
Her work is shown internationally, for example at Goethe Institute Montreal, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Kunstverein Hannover, Kunsthaus and Kunstverein in Hamburg, galleryHOMELAND in Portland/Oregon, Schuckert Höfe and Funkhaus in Berlin, Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Galerie Meyer in Marseilles and many other places. Through an intensive examination of the medium of video art, she regularly takes part in screenings and film festivals, including Kino der Kunst in Munich and the short film festival in Hamburg.
Her projects and travels have already been funded several times by the Berlin Senate and the Institute for Foreign Relations. Since 2007 she has also received several grants for artist residencies in Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway as well as in Austria, Italy, France, Canada, Brazil, and Japan or the Schleswig-Holstein Artists’ House in Eckernförde. In 2009 she received the Goldrausch scholarship in Berlin.
Marte Kiessling is a member of the SALOON network in Berlin.