Helen Acosta Iglesias

born 1975 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. She lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland

 
2015 - 2016
MA Transdisciplinary Studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) Zürich
2014 - 2015
MA in Religion und Culture at the Humboldt University in Berlin
2007  
Master Student in Fine Arst of Prof. Verena Vernunft
2006 - 2000 
Fine Arts Studies at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
1997 - 1991
Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Gran Canaria and Cologne, Germany
 
Awards / Grants / Nominations
 
2019
Art Grant at the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2015
OT, Nomination for the Lucas-Cranach Prize
2014
Sunday Children, Nomination for the international Designprize Halle
2013    
New Media, Art Grant at the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2012    
Kultur- und Kreativpiloten, Award from Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin           
Nida Art Colony, Art Grant in Nida, Litauen
Grant from the Edelhof Ricklingen Foundation, Hannover
2011       
Claudia, Nomination for the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Art Prize, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
Blessing Machine, Nomination for HOLLY! Art Prize of the Archdiocese, Freiburg          
Segnungsmaschinen. Nomination for LIGHT, QQArt Gallery, Düsseldorf
Apollo 13, Art Grant at the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Hops+Weg, Karnickel Art Prize
2009    
Tear Catcher. Jutta-Cuny-Franz Foundation Prize, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
2008    
Word Lexicon. Nomination for "What do we dream about?" At the „Jung Academy“, Berlin          
Nomination for the Sparda Bank Art Prize, Hannover
2006    
Prinzhorn. In: "Stadtgeschehen bei Mischwetter", Schöneworth Editorial, S.157.
2004    
Short Stories Prize from the Culture Foundation Mapfre Guanarteme, S 39
 
Exhibitions
 
2020
Das Gewisse etwas. Konnektor Gallery, Germany. Curation: Boris von Hopfgarten
In/Out: un mapa posible. Museum for Contemporary Art CAAM, Spain. Curation: Diana Padron and Gemma Medina
Oneinding / Endlos / infinite. Perron 1 Gallery, Holland. Curation: Bertine Bosch
Oneinding / Endlos Infinite. Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Gallery, Germany. Curation: Sigrun Brunsiek
2018
Outside the map - fuera del mapa:  Art from the Canary Islands, Jeanmichelberlin Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Damian Pena
2016
Uff, 10 Years Institut für alles mögliche, Berlin. Curation: Stefan Riebel
Art Design of two bells for the St- Marien Church in Waren an der Müritz. Curation: Johannes Reetz
2015
STELLAR - Wandering Stars Suite, Nord/LB Art Gallery, Hannover. Curation: Helena Gaikalowa
Agustina in progressius, G.A.S Station Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Elisa Asenbaum und Thomas Stuck
Luther is not enough, Würzburger Dom. Curation: Christoph Deuter
Art as a Blessing, Kunstverein Neukölln. Curation: René Moritz
Lucas-Cranach Prize, Wittenberg. Curation: Jury of the Art Prize
2014
I would like a bit of Paradise, please!, Manière Noire Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Majla Zeneli
From far away, Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin. Curation: Stefan Riebel
Pretty Ugly, UAMO Festival, Einstein Kultur, München. Curation: Jury of the Festival
>Testlauf<  for the 25.th Anniversary of the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Hors d’œuvre - The Secondary Concern, tête Project Space. Curation: Conny Becker
Water, Design Prize Halle. Curation: Jury of the Prize
2013
Art Pearls #23, Konnektor Gallery, Hannover. Curation: Boris von Hopfgarten
Friends of the Institute, Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin
Shooting Star Kit, Walpoden Academy, Mainz
Shooting Star Kit, Module Gallery, Dresden
2012   
Happening, Kutscherhaus, Recklinghausen. Art Prize of the Vestischen Art Federation. Curation: Jury of the Prize
No Wisches, G.A.S Station Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Elisa Asenbaum und Thomas Stuck    
No One knows what is inside the sea,
Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
Lange_weile, Forum Factory Gallery, Berlin.       
Some prefer to go to the woods, Socks Gallery, Mannheim. Curation: Eric Carstensen            
Zinnober. Konnektor Gallery, Hannover. Curation Galaikowa, Bajric und von Hopfgarten        
Things of the heart, Art Space Mojacar, Spain. Curation: Frederique Edy
2011    
FIVAC, Video Art Festival Camagüey, Cuba. Curation: Jury of the Festival
no TIME, G.A.S Station Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Elisa Asenbaum und Thomas Stuck        
HOLY! Kloster Hegne, Bodensee. Curation: Jury of the Art Prize       
Oh, my God!  5th People Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Yasuko Fujioka     
A cuity, bei Kunst(shot), SK Robinson, Berlin. Curation: Clemence de la Tour du Pin und Stefania Angelini       
HOLY! Agustiner Museum, Freiburg. Curation: Jury of the Art Prize  
Corequestions, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin. Curation: Jury of the Art Prize        
48 Stunden Neukölln, im Kohleladen Studio, Berlin    
Never Mind, G.A.S Station Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Thomas Stuck
Aktion 2011, Video Festival, I-A-M, Berlin. Curation: Stefan Riebel
LIGHT,  QQArt Gallery, Düsseldorf. Curation: Jury of the gallery 
I and Me, Townhall Großburgwedel, Lower Saxony. Curation: Eva Friedrich          
Inbetween. Konnektor Gallery, Hannover. Curation Galaikowa, Bajric and von Hopfgarten
2010     
Sweet and Crunchy. Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin
Grenzenlos.Vierfältig.Eins. Berlin Art Projects Gallery. Curation: Anna von Bodungen
EQUINOX II, Grimmuseum, Berlin. Curation: Silja Leifsdottir
Nauten. Produzentengallery Viktoria b, Bonn. Curation: Jury of the Gallery 
Failure. Symposium. Several Pursuits at the i-a-m, Berlin
Hard to believe Schillerpalais Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Jury of the Gallery
"Believing that..."  Shedhalle Tübingen, Tübingen. Curation: Jury of the Shedhalle
Obphon, Sound Art Festival at obART, Kirschau. Curation: Jury of obART             
Kohleladen, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
Mov, Tapetenwerk Gallery, Leipzig. Curation: Stefan Riebel
Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin. Curation: Katharina Sickert and Stefan Riebel
2009      
Family and Friends, Comet Gallery, Berlin. Curation: Denise Jänig
I beleive in art, Közelités Galéria - Art Gallery - Pécs, Ungarn. Curation: Christian Grazca
Like a Day, Kestnergesellschaft Gallery, Hannover. Curation: Frank Torsten Moll and Kestnerlabor
Passagen 09, Spinnerei, Leipzig. Curation: Martin Dege and Taek-Keun Lee 
Meet again, Gartenregion, Hannover. Curation: Art Group Sport
2008     
Zug um Zug 08, Sparda Bank, Hannover. Curation: Jury of the Sparda Foundation
Thoughts to Revolution, Spinnerei, Leipzig. Curation: Stefan Riebel
Kunstlauf „Zinnober“, Ratswiese und Faustgelände, Hannover
2007      
Meisterschüler 07, Eisfabrik Gallery, Hannover. Curation: Peter Redeke
Kreuz und Quer, Kestnergesellschaft Gallery, Hannover. Curation: Frank Torsten Moll and Kestnerlabor
2006      
Please don´t hesitate to ask, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel. Curation: Christianne Opperman
2005      
Drei, Kunstlauf "Zinnober", Hannover
Working Space of Verena Vernunft Class, Grammophon Gallery, Hannover
Impuls, im Messegelände, Hannover. Curation: Sport Art Group
2003       
Filter, "Kunstort Klärwerk", Hannover. Curation: Prof. Dr. Helen Koriath
common ground #3, "Niedersächsische Landesvertretung", Berlin. Curation: Dr. Helen Koriath 
2002       
Rundgang, "Kurt Schwitters Forum", Hannover
1999         
Sentada, Garden of the University of Las Palmas de G.C., Gran Canaria, Spain 
Sensaciones lejanas, Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Skulpturen, Grünecke Gallery, Cologne