Kristina Berning

  • Ausstellungansicht Kunstverein Arnsberg 2020
  • Ausstellungansicht Kunstverein Arnsberg 2020
  • Ausstellungansicht Kunstverein Arnsberg 2020
  • Ausstellungsansicht Galerie Löhrl 2019
  • Ausstellungsansicht Galerie Löhrl 2019
  • Ausstellungsasnicht Galerie Löhrl 2019
  • Kokoonia - glass - 2018 - height 47 cm - 5 Unikate copies
  • Full of intensions und Spear - plaster, colour and steal  - 2019 - height 76 cm and 196 cm
  • Digging Sculpture 8 - Plaster, varnish - 2015 - 17 x 48 x 15 cm
  • Raukan - Plaster, micaceous iron oxide - 2017 - 62 cm
  • Contrapoints - Steel - 2018 - 343 cm
  • 125° - Steel, epoxy resin, paint - 2018 - 106 cm
  • Tatoka, 2018 - Copper, steel, wood, plaster, varnish - 2018 - heigth 366 cm

Kristina Berning

KRISTINA BERNING develops her sculptures in a process that consciously remains uncontrollable at significant points, creating unfamiliar forms and connections. The artist examines the spatial dimensions of the material, she hollows it out, saws it in half, combines it anew, puts its stability to the test. Often, she also addresses fundamental questions of sculpture such as the relationship between figure and pedestal or mass and volume. Berning creates specially conceived presentations for her exhibitions in which space, sculpture and viewer interact.



born in Münster, Germany


Studium an der Kunstakademie Münster, Meisterschülerin bei Professor Henk Visch


Studies at National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Irland


Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for Fine Arts


Franz Hecker Scholarship


solo exhibition 2010

Temporary Arrangements, Kunstakademie Münster

solo exhibition 2011

No more Illusions, GWK-Förderpreis Kunst, (with Benjamin Greber), Museum Marta Herford

solo exhibition 2012

What You See is What You See, Kunstverein Greven

group exhibition 2012

Two birds. a stone and a horse, (together with Ayse Erkmen and Henk Visch), Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

solo exhibition 2013

Bodybuildings, Kunstverein Siegen zu Gast im Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen;
Made of Bricks, Gocart Gallery, Visby, SE;
Unplugged, Kunstverein Lippstadt

solo exhibition 2014

Back, (MIT Maarten Van Roy) Tyson, Köln

group exhibition 2014

A pair is not a collection (Collection Henk Visch), LLS 387 Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgim

solo exhibition 2015

To Connect & To Belong, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster;
Naked Presence, Büro für Brauchbarkeit, Köln

group exhibition 2015

Paarweise - Neue Werke der Sammlung Marta, Marta Herford

group exhibition 2016

That`s how the light gets in, Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen

solo exhibition 2017

Low Layer High Drift, Kunstverein Neukölln, (with Bettina Marx), Berlin

solo exhibition 2018

Digging Sculptures, Museum Folkwang, 6 ½ weeks, Essen (DE)

group exhibition 2018

Was ist eine Edition?, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 2019

Portrait of a Sculpture, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

Franz-Hecker-Stipendium, Preisträgerausstellung Kreissparkasse Bersenbrück

group exhibition 2019

Salmons will sing in the street when the river jumps over the mountains, Huis Henk Visch, Eindhoven, NL

7 minutes studio, Kunsthalle Osnabrück & Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst; Hase 29, Osnabrück

silent auction, Kunstverein neukölln, Berlin

solo exhibition 2020

"Echo & Raukan" , Kunstverein Arnsberg (Lichthaus Arnsberg), 11. Juli bis 5. September 2020



Kristina Berning, "To Connect & To Belong", published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition of the Westfälischer Kunstverein by Kristina Berning at the Galerie der Gegenwart (27 June - 26 July 2015), 144 pages, pub. by Kristina Scepanski / Westfälischer Kunstverein, Deutsch / Englisch, Bönen, 2016