Short biography

© Jean Christophe Lett
© Jean Christophe Lett

Heidi Sill

Visual Arts

June, July, August 2020

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Heidi Sill studied free graphic art and painting from 1986 to 1992 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and in 1995 at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques in Paris. In 2014 and 2000 she was a lecturer at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble-Valence, and from 2012 to 2013 she held a teaching position at the Universität der Künste Berlin. From 2005 to 2008 she was head of the exhibition space 2yk Galerie (Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben Berlin). From 2013 to 2016 she was a member of the board of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, until 2018 a member of the Education Committee of the German Cultural Council. Since 2016 Heidi Sill has been spokeswoman of the bbk berlin.

Drawing and collage are the focus of Heidi Sill's artistic work. An examination of the phenomenon of the surface, such as symbolic inscriptions on the outer appearance, injuries and marks, and thus concepts such as the trace and the imprint, play an essential role in her work cycles.

In the framework of her fellowship she would like to continue her series on Models of Female Transgression, using portraits of the writer Bettina von Arnim.

In our showcase
'I draw to expose something.' An interview with Heidi Sill