Dorothea Nold is a visual artist with a background in sculpture and installation. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (studio Vincent Barré and Richard Deacon). She has been invited to numerous residencies and research trips, mainly in Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Afghanistan, China and Mali.

In her artistic work she deals with transformation processes of physical and social spaces, its connections, intersections and interdependencies. Her sculptural interventions explore its limits and borders and also its convertibility.

Nold has been writing a PhD since 2013 at the HfBK Hamburg with a scholarship from the Cusanuswerk. Her research analyzes initiated, produced and temporarily transformed religious, holy and transcendental spaces in urban environments.

Dorothea Nold lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.



since 2013 PhD candidate, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

2009 Master, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, France

2008 High School of Fine Arts, Xi'An, China, Study Abroad Programm


exhibition/ screening (selection)

2016 Encoding the Urban - Regionale 17, la Kunsthalle, Mulhouse
2016 Welcome to Futuristan, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
2016 Mirrors, Kunsthaus Dortmund, kuratiert von Adriane Wachholz
2015 the JHB Archive, Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham
2014 Kunstraum L6, Freiburg
2013 entwoder, alpha nova kulturfabrik & galerie futura, Berlin
2012 Raumtausch (screening), Goethe-Institut Bombay, India
Raumtausch (screening), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
the Urban Cultures of Global Prayers, Camera Austia, Graz, Austria
2011 the Urban Cultures of Global Prayers, NGBK, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
Anbau, Weltecho, Chemnitz, Germany
2010 Feldstärke, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Hochzeitsnacht, Performance und Installation, Cargobar, Basel, Switzerland
Green Power (with Caroline Lejeune und Thomas Echapasse), Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris
Wood Fire, X-Coma, MADA s.p.a.m., Xi' An, China
Are you adapted to the water and soil, X-Coma, MADA s.p.a.m., Xi' An, China
Trishow, Jade Valley, Yushan, China
2008 Regionale 9, FABRICulture, Hégenheim, France
Les Quartiers libres, Quartiers Oranges, Bamako, Mali,
2007 Regionale 8, Kunst Raum Riehen, Switzerland
Erdhalbkugel, bewohnbar, Installation im öffentlichen Raum, Basel, Switzerland
Visite, Manoir du Soisay, France
2006 Le PreUrbain, Galerie l`Agart, Amilly, France
2005 Chrysalide, Galerie Philippe Gelot, Paris