Judith Kisner

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:




2023, 2022, 2023


Oct 2023 - May 2024



Born in Hulst/Netherlands in 1983.

Judith Kisner is a German-Dutch painter. Using painting as her starting point, she expands her practice with drawings, textile works and expansive installations. In her work, she presents her research into a forgotten chapter of German design and art history: Loheland is a visionary, feminist settlement and school project in the Hessian Rhoen region, which was founded in 1919. Loheland was influenced by the Life Reform Movement and avant-garde ideas for developing a new image of humanity. In the summer of 2023, Judith Kisner initiated and curated the group exhibition Learning from Loheland, which was held at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg/Germany. Currently, she is focusing on the Loheland Great Dane breed, on artistic research on the subject of dogs and humans and on drawing and painting her dog Mio.

Kisner studied in the master class at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg/Germany. She previously graduated from ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem/Netherlands and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf/Germany.

After her studies, she received the stART.up fellowship from the Claussen-Simon Foundation and was a resident fellowship holder of the Trittauer Wassermühle art fellowship, as well as completing a residency in Hamburg’s Gängeviertel. Her projects related to Loheland have received project funding from the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, the Stiftung Kunstfonds, the BBK and the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, among others.

She has presented her work in solo exhibitions including Flying Carpet Shop, Frise Künstler*innenhaus Hamburg (2023); Milimani, Galerie Wassermühle Trittau (2022) and at NADA New York/USA (2022). In addition to solo presentations, she has taken part in numerous group exhibitions, most recently the Learning from Loheland exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, the Nominees exhibition at the Kunsthaus Hamburg and Futureproof at the Galerie Postel Hamburg.