Isolde Kille

Born in Welver, Westphalia, Germany.

Lives and works in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA


1993 MFA (Meisterschüler) fine Arts, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

1990 Fellowship for Painting, Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Dresden, Germany

1989 BA, Diploma in Visual Communication, University of the Arts, Berlin Germany

1985 Guest student at Art academy in Düsseldorf, Germany

1984 Studies of Mathematics and Philosophy at University Düsseldorf in Germany

Currently on view:

Reflection by Isolde Kille

8380 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87507 USA

Upcoming event:

Painting, Film and Installation, a private event and discussion about the process of the artist Isolde Kille in her studio in New Mexico, USA. 

Solo exhibitions: 

2018 Utopia, X-posed NYC on The High Line, Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

2011 Lichtbilder, Listros Gallery, Kurfuersten Strasse, Berlin, Germany

2007 Der Gegensatz, Lital Mehr Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA.

2003 Time Documents, Tribes Gallery, 745 E 6 Street, New York, NY

2000 Isolde Kille, Radio House Gallery, W 26th Street, New York, NY, USA

Group exhibitions (selected)

2021 Reflect/On, Window display installation at Vital Spaces Fashion Outlets, Santa Fe, NM

2021 The Sun, Light from Space Film festival, curated by Nolan Barry, Chicago, USA

2021 Mixing Identities, Timespecific at London International Art Fair, London, UK

2020 Masks, Mirages, and The Morphic Mirror, London Biennale directed by David Medalla

2020 Netgain, Central Booking Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2020 Female Art curated by Lucy Lippard, Axle Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2019 Atlantis, GlogauAIR Project, Glogauerstrasse, Berlin, Germany

2018 Beauty is the Antidote, curated by Santa Fe Collective, Electric Studios, LA, CA, USA

2017 Make America, curated by Nancy L. Meyer from LAND, Gallery 825, LA, CA, USA

2017 The early years, Kreuzberg Pavillon, 10999 Berlin, Germany

2015 Constellation NYC, The High Line, Chelsea, New York, USA

2014 Distant Observations, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2013 Undefined Abstract – undefined expression, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

2013 Van Esch Collection, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands

2010 Painting with Pictures, curated by David Gibson, Casita Maria Center, Bronx, NY, USA

2009 Black Madonna, curated by Lisa Paul Streitfield, HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2008 Papers in the wind, Real Form Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2007 Year 07, Mehr Gallery, County Hall, London, UK

2006 The closer you get, the further you move away, Pocketbook factory, Hudson, NY, USA

2006 The expectations are beyond what is achievable, Untitled Foundation, Hudson, NY

2006 This is not an archive, Bard College, Annendale Hudson, NY, USA

2005 Artist of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY

2004 Manhattan Transfer, curated by John Weber, Weber Fine Arts, Chatham, NY, USA

2004 Doll House, curated by Tatjana Doll, Orchard Street Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003 Vibe, The Bass Museum of Art; Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2002 Recession, curated by Tim Thyzel, Cynthia Broan Gallery, W 14th Street, NY, NY, USA

2001 Clip 72, Nikolai Fine Arts, 505 W 22nd Street, New York, NY, USA

2000 Some (are) Painting, curated by David Gibson, John Gibson Gallery, NY, NY

1998 When Techno turns to Poetry, Kunstwerke (KW) Berlin, Germany

Selected Press:

2021 The Making Of The Unmaking, article by David Gibson at Gibson Contemporary, NY, NY
2021 Interview with Lucia Curzi at the London Line, London, UK
2021 Interview with Randee Silv from Arteidolia Press, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2020 Netgain Catalogue, published by Central Booking Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2020 Klassentreffen, Artist Book, published by HFBK Dresden, Germany
2020 Timespecific’s Interview with Gregory Volk, Staedtische Gallery Wolfsburg, Germany
2020 Axle Contemporary Vandalized, adverse reaction to feminist exhibition, The Reporter, NM
2018 Into the woods, Barbed Magazine, Spring Issue, issue #4
2015 Drawn to the wall, the medium is the message, Art Santa Fe, The Magazine
2005 Touching Infinity, Interview with Peter Barten, Hudson River magazine
2004 Weber Exhibition touts talents, by Richards Baim, The Independent
2003 Isolde Kille: Painting - video – installation, by Norman Douglas, Artnet
2003 War and Peace, by Tina la Porta, NY Arts Magazine
2001 Some (are) painting by Ken Johnson, Art in Review, New York Times

Professional and curatorial experiences

2020-current: Founder and creator of on-line art channel

2005-12: Personal Assistant to Richard Artschwager, New York, US

2005-10: Docent at DIA art Foundation, Beacon, NY

1995-97: Founder and curator of Kopula, videos by female artists on TV, Berlin, Germany

1992-94: co-founder and participant artist at 241 Art Fanzine, Berlin, Germany

1989-90: co-founder of B. Friedrich, Bar-Gallery in Mitte, Berlin, Germany


2021 Vital Spaces, Studio Artist, Santa Fe, NM

2020 In Artists in Residence, virtual program at K11 Foundation, Hong Kong, China

2019 GlogauAIR Berlin, Studio residency program, Berlin, Germany

2016 Dave Bown Projects, 12th on-line competition, curated by Irene Hoffman

2011 Artists' Fellowship, Inc., New York, NY

2010 Fellowship, Vermont studio residency, Johnson, VT

2009 Fire lotus, Artist residency, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Art Omi International Artists' Residency


Leo Külb Collection, Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany

Herbert Volkman Collection, Berlin, Germany

Sammlung Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, Germany

Sammlung HFBK Dresden, Germany

Mutual Arts International

Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Archives

Private Collection, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Private Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Private Collections, Berlin, Germany

Private Collections, New York, NY, USA

Private Collection, Zürich, Switzerland