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BIOGRAPHY

Carita Schmidt, Berlin-based Finnish-German Artist

The work of Carita Schmidt explores human existential issues trough a universal codex of nature. From a movement that does not stop or allow itself to be limited. She blends classical material unconventional in order to challenge movement, reflection and the influence of light in a multifaceted way.

Born in Germany, the artist studied at Dramatika Institutet, current Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden. Carita Schmidt is represented by Galeria Azur Berlin and Galeria Azur Madrid since 2022. Since 2010 featured artist by Saatchi Art online.

Exhibiting since 1991 with 15 solo-exhibitions, over 60 group-exhibitions, performance, video-art in Europe and the USA. Presented in private and public collections with many collaborations. Carita Schmidt is a member of several international artist associations.

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Education

1983 – 86  BA, Dramatiska Institutet/University College of Film, Theatre and Television, Stockholm, SWE. Same time cross-media studies with Björn Lövin (1937-2009) one of Sweden’s most interesting conceptual artists

Rewards

2021 Silver Award in the category Contemporary Painting by Artfolio, Miami, USA

Grant

2018 Receives an art studio in Berlin-Friedenau from Atelierwerk, Berlin

2000 Artist in Residence, Vermont, Vermont Studio Center, USA

Studioexchange

2001 Studio exchange with the American painter Richard Lamb, NYC, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Panta Rhei, Salon Intercultural II, Municipality Berlin Reinickendorf, Berlin, DE

2021 Zwischen den Welten, Autorengalerie1, München, GER

2019 Abstract Only, Online exhibition at Svenska Konstnärer, SWE

2015 Morningyellow, Scandic Berlin/Galerie Kuhn & Partner, Berlin, GER

2013 Tod, Liebe, Leben, Kulturhuset Multeum, Strängnäs, SWE

2011 Adamah/frictions, Sigtuna Kulturgård, SWE

2010 Frequencies, Orfeos 20 Gallery, Xanthi, GRE

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022

Galeria Azur Berlin, Madrid, ES

Galeria Azur Berlin, Berlin, DE

2020-21

Artbox Project World 1.0, Zug, CHE

2020

A Lot Can Happen In A Year, dacconcepts, d I a I c gallery, Miami, USA

An Overwhelming Experience, dacconcepts, d I a I c gallery, Miami, USA

Bilder, Briefe, Noten CII, Autorengalerie1, München, GER

2019

Kultour, Friedenau, Berlin, GER

New artworks, Graphothek Berlin, Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf, GER

2018

Kultour, Open Studios, Friedenau, GER

Nacht und Tag, Gueststudio at Weddinger Gerichtshöfe, Berlin, GER

FormArt, 26. International Artexhibition, Glinde, GER

11 stellen sich vor, Kunstamt Reinickendorf, Berlin, GER

Chapter 10, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Monday Art Salon, Berlin, GER

 

STATEMENT

My insights of cultural and natural landscapes have been shaped by my living and working in Helsinki, Stockholm, Kavala, and now Berlin.I am interested in a movement that does not stop or allow itself to be limited. My work is defined by diversity of structure, merging lines and colour with different qualities of light. For this I have developed a mark making technique, playing with gesture as a way to depict movement, renegotiating the notion of border as a way to communicate between different areas.“