MARIE KÖHLER

Curriculum vitae 

Marie Köhler

1981  born in Saarbrücken
2002  Abitur
2004-2007  studies of Art at the Academy of Arts „FADBK“ in Essen
2007-2010 studies of Photography at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, BA
2009-2010  Research associate with Prof. Cindy Gates, FH Dortmund
2011-2012  Volontariat, LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern in Dortmund, Germany
2011-2014  studies of Photography, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, MA
2014-2017  Postgradual studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne
2017 Diploma at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne with special mention


Scholarships / grants / sponsorships
2017  Award of the artist's prize "Honourable Mention" KHM Gleichstellungsstelle
2012-2017  scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2017  Project grant of the Kulturamt Köln, exhibition "Muzungu (THE WHITE HERO   COMPLEX)", AfriCologne Festival 
20172017  Foreign scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part II",  DR Congo / Rwanda


2016  Appointed member of the German Society for Photography DGPh
2016  Foreign scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part I",  DR Congo / Rwanda


2015  patronage of the German and Rwandan UNESCO Commission, "Make a picture   yourself"
2015  Foreign scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, "Make a picture yourself" Rwanda
2015  Project grant of the Goethe-Institute Rwanda, " Make a picture yourself ", Rwanda
2015  Project grant of the Federal Foreign Office, " Make a picture yourself ", Rwanda


2014  Foreign scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, "Make a picture yourself" Burkina Faso
2014 Project grant of the Federal Foreign Office, " Make a picture yourself " Burkina Faso
2014  Project grant of the Goethe-Institute Burkina Faso, " Make a picture yourself " Burkina Faso


2013  Foreign scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, "Make a picture yourself" Burkina Faso 
2013  Project grant of the Arnsberg district government, "Make a photo yourself " Burkina Faso


2012  patronage of the Münteferings couple, " Make a picture yourself "


Lectures/ Talks/ Workshops
2016-2017  Foundation of the company "Kompanie der Kreativen gUg", Cologne2017  Project author and initiator "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part II" in Rwanda and the Democratic  Republic of Congo


2016  Project author and initiator " Kunstkarawane East Africa Part I" in Rwanda and the Democratic  Republic of Congo


2013-2017  Lecture and panel discussion on the project "Make a photo yourself" in: Paulysaal Berlin, Goethe-Institut Rwanda, Rathaus Fintel, Kunstverein Ravensburg, Town Hall Attendorn,  Realschule on the Kreuzberg Netphen, Musikhochschule Düsseldorf, BTK Berlin


2012-2017  Project author and initiator " Make a photo yourself", photography project for children in African  countries and Europe


2009-2010  Project coordinator "The Market" with Prof. Cindy Gates, FH Dortmund RUHR.2010


Publications (magazines, catalogues, radio, TV)
2017  Time magazine, picture gallery "Lina Beckmann"
2017  Magazine "Muzungu (THE WHITE HERO COMPLEX)"


2016  Magazine "Beyond" by Juliane Hermann, “Make a photo yourself, Congo"
2014-2016  Television " Make a photo yourself" in: WestLine" WDR, "OnlineNews" ARD,   "Kulturmagazin" 3Sat, "WestArt" WDR


2014  Catalogue " Make a photo yourself: Rwanda", publisher Kettler 2014
2014  Catalogue "Make a photo yourself" Burkina Faso in the exhibition about Christoph  Schlingensief, MOMA P1, US
2014  Catalogue second edition additionally in English language, "Make a photo yourself: photo work of  children from Christoph Schlingensief Opernorf Africa, Burkina Faso", publisher Kettler 


2013-2016  Printmedia: "Make a photo yourself " in: MONOPOL, time magazine, photonews
2013-2016  Radio: "Make a picture” in: WDR3, WDR5, DW, Germanyradio Culture
July 2013  Catalogue "Make a picture yourself: photo work of children from the Christoph Schlingensief Opernorf Africa Burkina Faso", publisher Kettler 2013


2012  TheaterHeute, "Lina Beckmann", photography series "Actress of the Year 2011"


2011  "Brigitte 31 sucht...", Scene-Magazine Berlin
2011  "Brigitte 31 sucht…", Ruhrbarone magazine Essen


Exhibitions
October 2017  First overview exhibition "Make a photo yourself" in the museum five continents in Munich
June 2017  "Make a photo yourself " + "MUZUNGU (THE WHITE HERO COMPLEX)", AfriCologne  Festival, Stadtgarten + OdoPark, Cologne
2017  "MUZUNGU (THE WHITE HERO COMPLEX)", "Flexzone" KHM, Cologne
2017  "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part II, Goethe Institute, Rwanda


2016  "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part I, Goethe Institute, Rwanda
2016  "Kunstkarawane East Africa Part I, Realschule at the Kreuzberg, Netphen
2013-2016  Exhibition "Make a photo yourself": 
Goethe-Institut Rwanda, Kunstnacht Ravensburg, Kunsthaus Essen, Pestalozzi Theater Bochum, Sparkasse Attendorn, Goethe-Institut Rwanda, Unpainted Munich, Paulysaal Berlin, Schlingensief Opernorf Burkina Faso


2012  Group exhibition "Lichttest", Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne


2011  Group exhibition 77, "Thumbs up, i like", Bochum
2010  Fachhochschule Dortmund Schauraum, presentation of the Bachelor thesis, "Daumen hoch, i like", Dortmund
2010  VHS, single exhibition, "I am you, like both and I", Herne


2009  Group exhibition Transversale, "Magic of Things", "Poema", RWE Tower Dortmund


2008  Group exhibition "Correlating Times", FH Gallery, Dortmund
2008  Group exhibition "Once upon a time", Flottmann-Hallen Herne
2008  Group exhibition, "Morgens 13 Uhr 30", Flottmann Halls Herne2008  Gallery of the Freie Akademie der bildenden Künste, final thesis "Selbst", Essen


Teaching
October 2017  Leading the workshop-group " Make a photo yourself in Düsseldorf 02", Kabawil e.VAugust 
2017  Leading the workshop-group " Make a photo yourself in Düsseldorf 01", Kabawil e.V.
2017  Leading the workshop group "Performance in public space" Kulturakademie der Studienstiftungdes deutschen Volkes, Weimar
2017  Workshop for artists and architects "Bau und Kunst", DR Congo
2017  Workshop for artists and children: "Artistic ways of communication", DR Congo


2016  Leading the workshop group "Performance in public space" Kulturakademie der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Weimar


2015-2016  Workshop-program "Make a photo yourself " at the Partnershipschool Realschule Kreuzbergin  Netphen


2010-2012  Photography-Workshops "Kulturstrolche" at schools in Herne
2010/2011  Leading the Photography-Workshop "Traumberufe" at the Ministerstein-Schule in Dortmund by  "Kunst und Schule" NRW
2010-2011  Leading the Theatregroup "JungesEnsemble" Theater Kohlenpott in Herne


2009-2010  Leading the Photography-Workshop "Heimat", at the Ministerstein-Schule in Dortmund, by "Kunst und Schule" NRW


LanguagesGerman / English / French