Lily Wittenburg * 1984 (Germany) based in Berlin, Holding a Master’s degree of fine arts from the Hamburg University of the arts (2008). (I) am an amateur in various fields; poet, cook & patissiere,  artist, paintress, editor, Oblomov and for now performer. (I) look at materials and their interplay with regard to their immaterial properties. My admission procedures of spatial, material and psychological connections go beyond what is actually visual. Wittenburg (I) explore the fluctuation of dust, question the stability of light and the volume of radiation. I let chemicals collide and am exposed to the uncertainty that arises from the material’s own dynamics in oder to sabotage the notion of thy self. 

On Dust etc.

»I am interested in processes that touch upon the limit of visibility or the limit beyond which things can no longer be measured. In the past I have dealt with dust and light or radioactive substances. In earlier works I was also interested in things that are uncanny but which surround us. Things with which we constantly interact, that form essential parts of our reality but that maybe could only be understood by physicists. I grew up in a dark old farmhouse and sat for hours in the kitchen looking at the swirling patterns of dust in the air. I was fascinated by this space without dimensions that only sometimes comes into light. A child observing the micro-particles that populate our everyday life. For me, the question remains how to delineate this space where such uncanny processes slip beyond our apprehension. Where can we get a glimpse of these slippages, and where can there be an actual encounter between us and the forces at play? Where is the point at which the intersection can actually be experienced and is not just an idea. There are many phenomena we cannot see with the naked eye. We see the concrete walls built to contain the radioactive atoms, but the atoms themselves could actually be an invention. So I asked myself: How to describe these blind spots, how to render visible that we see nothing?« 

There are cleaners and there are contaminants, both live within me. There is a chemist, but there is no chemistry. There is a master, but in fact she is quite smooth, like a glue, she wants to adhere and please, she is ambitions, even if nobody calls her that. 


»Self-Sabotage & Protestant Work Ethic« Kunstverein Langenhagen 
»Self-Sabotage« Kultursommer, Wien, (AUT)
»DO NOT COME« mit Krõõt Juurak, Tanzquartier Wien, (AUT)
»Self-Sabotage« mit Krõõt Juurak, Kunstverein Freiburg
»On movement research« mit Krõõt Juurak, Antistatic Festival, Goethe-Institut, Sofia, (BGR)
»Regal Gespräche« Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg
»Let´s not Talk about it« LAB by Jennifer Lacey, Tanzquartier Wien, (AUT) 
»A series of still sounds« mit Aisha Orazbayeva, Ausland, Berlin
»Die Herren machen es selber, dass ihnen der arme Mann feyndt wird« Lakeyaki, Tokio, (JP)
»Cityscape-Landscape« Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin


2023 NEUSTART+ Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen von der Stiftung Kunstfonds
2020 NEUSTART Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen von der Stiftung Kunstfonds
2019 Marianne-Defet-Malerei-Stipendium, Nürnberg
2018 Symposium Künstlergut Prösitz
2016 AIR Gavin Art Space Busan (KOR)
2015/16 Förderpreis der Arthur-Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
2014 Jahresstipendium Trittauer Wassermühle
2013 Stipendium bildende Kunst, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
2012 32. Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst der Hansestadt Hamburg
2011 AIR, La Keyaki, Tokio, (JP)
2008 AIR, Fu tak lau, Hongkong, (HKG)


»Menstrualitäten. Neue Visionen für das Gynozän« Transition Institute, Alte  Münze, Berlin      
»Natur« Kunsthalle Schlieren, Zürich (CH) 
»Omnibus« Kinderhook&Caracas, Berlin          
»Und dann waberte uns der Boden entgegen« Kunstverein Freiburg
»Die Schlafenden…« KM Galerie, Berlin, (s)
»Wir stolperten den Hügel hinab« Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hannover
»Fatale« Fatale, Hamburg
»Den Kern der Täuschung verfehlen« Institut für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, (s)
»possibilities on paper« Fiebach Minninger, Köln
»Sculpture Club« Rathaus-Galerie, Grimma
»Bed Manners« A project by Daily Lazy & front views, Kunstpunkt, Berlin
»Deutschland ist keine Insel« Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
»Buster Keaton wartet« KM Galerie, Berlin, (s)
»Stay romantic« Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg, (s)
»Gravity begins at Home« M1. Arthur-Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
»Micro celebrities« comissioned by Marcel Hiller, Fiebach Minninger, Köln
»Magic Lantern Cycle« Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
»Odessa« Galerie der Wassermühle, Trittau
»Rods« Gavin Art Space, Busan, (KOR)
»Die negativen Hände« KM Galerie, Berlin,  (s)
»How long is tomorrow« Galerie im Turm, Berlin
»Radio Horeb«  KM Galerie, Berlin, (s)
»32. Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst« Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
»Changing & Growing« KM Galerie, Berlin
»Thermal Noise« Frise, Hamburg
»Gefangenes Zimmer 3« Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, (s)
»Note on indifference« Note On, Berlin, (s)
»Ray« Lakeyaki, Tokyo, JP (s)
»Beetobee & Wooden Veil« Kunsthaus Hamburg
»Beetobee« Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg
»Undefined Space« Spedition, Bremen
»Von dritten Räumen« Kunsthaus Hamburg
»Beetobee« Hulahoop Gallery, Hongkong, (HKG)
»Die flüchtigen Fragen« Espace Surplus, Berlin (s)
»Balkone über der Leere« Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, (s)
»Fog« Galerie Igua, Barcelona, (ESP) (s)
»Wir nennen es Hamburg« Kunstverein in Hamburg

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