Kurzvita
Kimberly Meenan (1982) is an installation artist born in Virginia and has lived in more than 6 different countries. She is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and a Master of Fine Arts in Public Art from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Additionally, she studied sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her installations explicitly deal with people’s relation to nature. Meenan has exhibited internationally in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia, the USA, and Scotland. She received awards for her work, including the Fred Stur Memorial Scholarship and Honorarium from Hotel Maria Kapel. She has also given many talks, at the Fuller Lecture series, ACC Gallery, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt to mention a few. She has worked as a guest lecture at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar and OTH Regensburg. Her work can be seen on permanent display at the German Bee Museum in Weimar and is found in many private collections around the world.
Personal Information
Birth year 1982, Born in Richmond, VA
Citizenship - USA / UK
Currently working and living in Berlin
Education
2008 - 2011
Bauhaus-University Weimar, Weimar, DE
Master of Fine Arts. Public Art and New Artistic Strategies
2001 - 2005
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary Studies
2003 - 2004
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Sculpture
Exhibitions and Public Interventions (Selection)
2021
"Dreck", Kunst- und Kulturhauses NEUNEINHALB, Bayreuth, DE
Exhibition of relief sculptures
2018
"The Grand Quest of Stiege", Der Stiege, Ulm, DE
Installation in public space
2015
"Mond und Galle", Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, DE
Mixed media exhibition
2012
"Deutschismus", Public Space, Der Laden, Weimar, DE
Artistic intervention during the elections for Lord Mayor of Weimar; events, speeches, interviews and voting.
"Jesus Loves Me", MS Stubnitz, Strandkai, Hamburg, DE
Electroacustic composition and performance aboard the art project and old fishing vessel MS Stubnitz
2011
"Kopfsalat", RiWa 12, Weimar, DE
Intervention in public space/installation in a construction site, participatory
"Bienenluft", Salon Konetzny, Weimar, DE
The end of a 3-month project dealing with the air that comes out of a bee-box
2010
"Bienenluft", Deutsches Bienenmuseum Weimar, Weimar, DE
Participative artistic experience/experiment
"City Map", Public Installation, Weimar, DE
Featured the work "Grow Room" and was curated by Danica Dakic
2008
"Umbrellas", Bahnhof Wollishofen, Zürich, CH
Installation in public space
2003
"Potter Row", Public Installation, Edinburgh, UK
Installation in public space
Group Shows (Selection)
2021
"There was a Sense That No One Would Leave the Room, Ever", Hotel Big Mama, Proxi Projets, Berlin, DE
Installation work shown in a hotel context
2020
"Berliner Blau", Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, DE
Cyanotypie, Ausstellung
2018
"Take Place", Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, DE
Collaborative project with Ming Lu
2016
"Open Studio", Kunst Verein Röderhof, Röderhof, DE
25th Anniversary of Kunst Verein Röderhof (with catalog)
2013
"Schwarz Weiss", Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, DE
Group show around the theme of Black and White (with catalog)
2012
"Bienenfleiss", Salon Pink, Gaswerk, Weimar, DE
2 Media installations with video of bees and room filled with glass slides from the 1920’s about bee keeping (with catalog)
"Zwischen Berg und tiefem, tiefem Tal…", Meine Kultur. Festival by LAG Soziokultur, Steinach, DE
Recontextualizing lyrics to make an unseemly spectacle in Steinach
2011
"The Making of Now", Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn, NL
Residency and exhibition in a lovely old church, dealing with food-politics and religion (with catalog)
2010
"Citymap Weimar-Sarajevo", Marke.6, Weimar, DE
Group exhibition from work done in the public realm (with catalog)
2009
"Fighting the Urge to Pray", Kunstraum Winterthur (Cabinet), Winterthur, CH
Mixed media exhibition
"Lighting Crown Hall", Crown Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Curated by Jan Tichy and Mary Jane Jacob
Permanent Collection
2011
Ferdinand Gerstung Denkmal, Deutschen Bienenmuseum Weimar, Weimar, DE
Living Monument
Publications
2018
Bienenluft, Kunst Verein Röderhof, Solo publication
2014
HMK {Hotel Mariakapel} 2011-2013, Hotel Mariakapel, Group catalog
2013
Schwarz Weiss, Marburger Kunstverein, Exhibition catalog
2012
Salon Pink Katalog, Gaswerk, Exhibition catalog
2011
City Map Weimar Sarajevo, Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Exhibition catalog
Prizes and Scholarships
2020
Kulturprojekte Berlin, Stipendium-Sonderprogramm der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Honorarium
2016
Kunstverein Röderhof, Honorarium
2011 - 2012
GFAW Start-Up Program, Scholarship
2011
Hotel Maria Kapel, Honorarium
2009
International Office of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Scholarship
2001 - 2005
KCAI Merit Award, Scholarship
2001
Fred Stur Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship
Residencies, Artistic Research
2016
Kunstverein Röderhof, Residency Program, Röderhof, DE
2012
Greenfields Studio Leipzig, Residency Program, Leipzig, DE
2011
Hotel Maria Kapel, Residency Program, Hoorn, NL
2003
Future Academy, Clémentine Deliss, Think-Tank, Bengaluru, IN
Public Presentations, Workshops and Talks
2017
Kimberly Meenan - Kunst, OTH Regensburg, Regensburg, DE
Guest-lecturer
2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
Die Kunst des Gießens, OTH Regensburg, Regensburg, DE
Casting workshop for students in industrial design and architecture
2014
Workshop for the Chair for Experimental Radio, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Weimar, DE
Workshop. Joint exploration of new forms of art and communication in public space for Master and Bachelor students
"How to be an Adult", Studio Nihil Baxter, Berlin, DE
Fuller Lecture Series
2010
"Prominenz für die Honigbiene in Berlin", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
Festival Über Lebenskunst, Speach
"Citymap", Charlama Depot Gallery, Sarajevo, BIH
Presentation
"Seize & Size", ACC Galerie, Weimar, DE
Monday Night Lecture
2003
Future Academy, Clémentine Deliss, Bengaluru, IN
Presentations + Think Tank