About

VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK

WHO

ARE

YOU?

SO MANY OPTIONS

1.

VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK IS A GERMAN-CANADIAN ARTIST. SHE CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON, UK.

2.

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.



3. 

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.

4.

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. 

5.

VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK - ARTIST CV


2015-2016    

FLORENCE TRUST RESIDENCY, Florence Trust,  London


2007               

MASTER APPRENTICESHIP, (Meisterschülerjahr), Prof. Hanns Schimansky,  Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee (KHB), Berlin


2006             

GERMAN DIPLOMA  FINE ARTS / PAINTING (Prof Hanns Schimansky / Prof. Hans de Wolf), KHB, Berlin


2004           

PHILOSOPHY, FINE ART & BALTIC STUDIES, University of Tartu, Estonia


2000-06 

STUDIES IN FINE ART / PAINTING, KHB, Berlin


1998-99     

FOUNDATION YEAR,  Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (ECIAD), Vancouver



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS:


2019

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


2018
Ivana Kupala, Phytology, London
ANONYME ZEICHNER  (ANONYMUS DRAWINGS), Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
30/30, a thirty-day online challenge curated by 12ø collective


2017
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


2016
HAPPY CHANCE, group show, Wilton Way Cafe, London
FLORENCE TRUST | SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016,Florence Trust, London 
FLORENCE TRUST | WINTER OPEN 2016, Florence Trust, London


2015
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


2014
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


2013
THANK GOD I’M PRETTY!, group show with Per Adolfsen, Andreas Amrhein & Frederik Foert, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin


2009
PAPERCUTS CAN HURT, TOO, Berlin


2008
FAIRYTALE OF BERLIN, Scion Space, Los Angeles / USA
FAIRYTALE OF BERLIN, Råhuset Vesterbro Kulturhus, Copenhagen


2007

FEEL REAL – REAL FEEL, Galerie Open, Berlin
ÜBERHITZT  Kunstraum Kreuzberg im Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin
P-ZUG VON H’DEBRECK → K’LOTZ, Miope Gallery, Berlin


2005
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


2003
ZEICHENKLASSE ZEICHNENKLASSE, Kunstfaktor, Berlin
KUNSTFAKTOR ZOSSEN, site-specific works, Zossen, Germany


6.

VANESSA VON HEYDEBRECK - OTHER CV


Since March 2019

Creative Programme Manager for South East Creatives [SECCADS], SPACE, London


2016-2019 

Artist Development Coordinator, London Creative Network, SPACE London


2016-2018

Administrative Assistant (freelance), Soviet Science Ltd, London

2005 - 2016

Freelance Art Service Provider, Berlin

  • Technical consultation & assistance for galleries & artists
  • Exhibition install/deinstall
  • Logistics & shipment
  • Gallery assistance 
  • Project coordination
  • German - English translation 


2014- 2015

Receptionist, Immigration Law Firm, Berlin


2009-2011

Substitute Teacher / Teacher’s Assistant, Germany 



Languages:

English: Native speaker, German: Fluent, French: that was along time ago


Technical Skills:

Top notch GIF making skills


There are more depictions and descriptions of my identity crisis available on social media, please find the links below.


I've pretty much laid it all out there for you, but should you still have an unanswered question, please do drop me a line.

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