VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK
VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK IS A GERMAN-CANADIAN ARTIST. SHE CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON, UK.
Vanessa von Heydebreck has an MFA in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing. She studied Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Canada), the University of Tartu (Estonia) and Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee (Germany). After receiving her degree, she was invited to complete a further Master Apprentice year under Professor, Hanns Schimansky. She has exhibited aross Europe and North America. She moved to the UK for a studio residency at the Florence Trust in 2015.
At birth, I was gifted two birthdays, as well as two nationalities (with each nationality split in two, too).
Predestined to lead a life of non-conformity and general disorientation, I have learnt to make inconsistency, indescision and ambiguity my biggest allies. I use my creativity and my non-committal predisposition as a vehicle to do whatever I please. I rarely stick to one medium, and often don't always stick to being an artist either.
I am commited to each project I sign up to so I always have one foot firmly planted inside the door, however I also always have one foot out the door ready to take me somewhere new.
On the topic of feet, I was also gifted an extra bone in both of mine at birth. One was surgically removed, while the other I kept. It serves no purpose, it is simply there. Just in case.
Vanessa von Heydebreck is currently Creative Programme Manager for South East Creatives [SECCADS] at SPACE, where she recently developed a workshop and mentoring programme that supports creative, cultural and digital SMEs across Essex, Kent and East Sussex. Prior to this, she was the Artist Development Coordinator for London Creative Network.
Before moving to the UK, she worked with commercial galleries, artists and institutions in Berlin and internationally on a freelance basis for over ten years.
She is also a practising visual artist.
FLORENCE TRUST RESIDENCY, Florence Trust, London
MASTER APPRENTICESHIP, (Meisterschülerjahr), Prof. Hanns Schimansky, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee (KHB), Berlin
GERMAN DIPLOMA FINE ARTS / PAINTING (Prof Hanns Schimansky / Prof. Hans de Wolf), KHB, Berlin
PHILOSOPHY, FINE ART & BALTIC STUDIES, University of Tartu, Estonia
STUDIES IN FINE ART / PAINTING, KHB, Berlin
FOUNDATION YEAR, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (ECIAD), Vancouver
Deptford X Fringe, The Job Centre, London
RUNG Issue #2, zine print & web
Moonscape Photobooth, Kupala Lunar, Phytology, London
30/30, a thirty-day online challenge curated by 12ø collective
Anonyme Zeichner Archiv, Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster
24HR BLN/WLO, Ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich, curated by Paulina Olszewska, Krupa Gallery & Goethe Institut e.V., Wrocław
SMALLS THINGS: GOOD THINGS, das Kleine Format, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin
THIRTY, 30/30 by 12ø, a thirty-day online exhibition programme curated by 12ø collective
SOFT SPOTS, Wilton Way Café & Toppers of Hackney, London
STRATIFIED. Fragmentierte Welt(en), curated by Sandra Schwender & Günther Oberhollenzer, das weisse haus, Vienna
ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin; Galerie ARTQ13 Rome/Italy; Galerie GEYSO20 Braunschweig; Kunstverein Rüsselsheim
DELICATE DEVICES | FUSED MUSES, collaboration with FUSED MUSES
DAS WEISSE HAUS EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 2015-2017, selected programme artist, das weisse haus, Vienna
UM FLEISCH AUF DIE NERVEN ZU BEKOMMEN, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt
ONE NIGHT STAND with Vanessa von Heydebreck, One Artist–One Artwork–One Night, KIM BAR Berlin
ZUM BLEISTIFT: ZEICHNUNG, Galerie Inga Kodeyne, Berlin
PICTURES OF MATCHSTICKMEN, Salon Hansa @ Bar SUPER, Berlin
ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS, Pavillion am Milchhof, Berlin
ZUSAMMEN, in collaboration with Alexander Klenz, Pavillion am Milchhof, Berlin
AROUND YOU, OSTRALE 14, Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden
THANK GOD I’M PRETTY!, group show with Per Adolfsen, Andreas Amrhein & Frederik Foert, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin
PAPERCUTS CAN HURT, TOO, Berlin
FAIRYTALE OF BERLIN, Scion Space, Los Angeles / USA
FAIRYTALE OF BERLIN, Råhuset Vesterbro Kulturhus, Copenhagen
FEEL REAL – REAL FEEL, Galerie Open, Berlin
ÜBERHITZT Kunstraum Kreuzberg im Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin
P-ZUG VON H’DEBRECK → K’LOTZ, Miope Gallery, Berlin
OCTOPUS AVEC SOUCI, Schloß Lanke / Germany
HERZSCHUSS ERFUNDEN, temporary show room, Berlin / Germany
VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK, HANNA HENNENKEMPER & ROLF WICKER , Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin
STRICH AUF! EXPEDITION LINIE, Galerie Pankow, Berlin
INHALTSVERZEICHNIS, Schloß Lanke, Germany
ZEICHENKLASSE ZEICHNENKLASSE, Kunstfaktor, Berlin
KUNSTFAKTOR ZOSSEN, site-specific works, Zossen, Germany
Since March 2019
Creative Programme Manager for South East Creatives [SECCADS], SPACE, London
Artist Development Coordinator, London Creative Network, SPACE London
Administrative Assistant (freelance), Soviet Science Ltd, London
2005 - 2016
Freelance Art Service Provider, Berlin
Receptionist, Immigration Law Firm, Berlin
Substitute Teacher / Teacher’s Assistant, Germany
English: Native speaker, German: Fluent, French: that was along time ago
Top notch GIF making skills
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