Carolin Seeliger

Artist Statement

In my artistic work, I explore the human influence on the sea and our associated emotions. In cooperation with scientists, authors, collectives and the sea as an active actor, I explore questions about new possible forms of human and non-human coexistence, connection and cross-species learning. Since 2018, I have been working on micro- and macroplastics and the role of algae in the oceans, especially in seemingly untouched places such as the deep sea and the Arctic. I work with experimental, analog and digital photography, often leaving their two-dimensionality and create expansive, walk-in objects that have been shown internationally in galleries and public spaces (Berlin, Copenhagen, Nice, Oberammergau). My aim is always to create moments of contact, connection or interaction based on my own artistic position. In workshops and collective-participative work, I explore questions of individual or collective action, authorship and co-creation.Together with Gernot Seeliger, I run the producers‘ gallery Heit Berlin, which focuses on site-specific exhibitions.



            2023    Art residency on the polar expedition ship Cape Race (circumnavigation of Spitsbergen)

            2020    Founding of artist group traces

2019 – 2024    Artistic research and collaboration with marine biologists scientists on marine plastic and algae)

2011 – 2024    Co-founder of Heit Berlin (producer gallery)

2006 – 2008    Bookproject with journalist T. Wenzel (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

2003 – 2006    photography studies, Lette Verein Berlin

1995 – 2000    social work studies (Diploma), FH Cologne, focus on photography/media pedagogy

Exhibitions and Grants (Selection)

2024     Everything is fine -Groupshow, Galerie Georg Nothelfer
2023     Salty Embrace – groupshow, Salon75, Copenhagen
2023     Slippery Slope – art intervention with K. Köster and D. Kupferberg, groupshow watermarks, Ingrid Bischoff Stiftung, Prierow
2023     shortlisted for EMB (European Marine Board) (with Kathrin Köster, Daniel Kupferberg and marine scientist Soli Levi)
2022     unravel, groupshow enter:nature at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
2022     WANDER, groupshow , Oberammergau
2022     Weaving Waves- collective weaving, intervention with traces, Havmollen/Ebeltoft, Denmark
             NeustartKultur Stipendium
             JubileeX, Gruppenausstellung, frontviews, Berlin
             Encounters in landscape, groupshow , Spoiler Zone
             Ocean Future Ambassador Award 2. Platz, with K. Köster, D. Kupferberg
2021     bbk Berlin – studio grant
2020     The Artist as Curators Art vol. X, groupshow , SchauFenster, BerlinArt
             Traces, groupshow and workshops, SchauFenster
2019     Blister, with Lee Stevens, Berlin Weekly
2017     Howl of the Coconut, groupshow and workshops, BSMNT/Spinnerei, Leipzig
2016     Reinhard, Fram 7, Berlin
2015     Soulcamp, Soloshow, Heit Berlin
2013     The Libidinal Net in Contemporary Photography, class Josephine Pryde, groupshow, Heit Berlin