About


Vanessa von Heydebreck studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Canada), Tartu University (Estonia), and Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee (Germany) where she attained the equivalent to an MFA in 2006, followed by a year as one of Prof. Hanns Schimansky's "Meisterschüler", the highest accolade at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. In 2015, she completed a studio residency at The Florence Trust in London. She is a creative practitioner that has one foot in and one foot outside of the art world. Her creative output changes shape and comes in waves: sometimes it’s a three-dimensional collage, a GIF, a sound installation, a music video, or a fashion collaboration. 

 

Parallel to her creative practice, Vanessa von Heydebreck manages programmes within the creative industries and art world aimed at empowering individuals to run more successful businesses without losing any creative integrity. Passionate about support systems and networks, Vanessa knows how vital these programmes are in terms of removing barriers to access helpful resources and providing a confidence boost through the power of the network. Prior to this, she worked as an arts professional and consultant for commercial galleries in Berlin, London, and internationally- building a successful career in the art world working on a range of projects across the world including exhibition management, technical consultation, art fair sales, and liaison with artists, curators and museum directors.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS


2020

Fabric, Lewisham Art House/Publication

Textile Ranch - 'Lorabora', Album: Ombilical, visuals for music video


2019

Deptford Dream Depot, 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  (ANONYMOUS 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