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*1983

Europe

Smidt

Miriam

7918

Artist ID:

Exhibitions


2024 | Schattenflucht Duo with Catherine Bourdon, Inselgalerie Berlin, Germany

2023 | Soloshow „Lebenszeichen“, Art in Public Spaces – curated by Lilly Fürstenow, Volkssolidarität, Berlin, Germany

2023 | Soloshow “In the mood to fly“, Flexim Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2023 | „Art A10“, Wildau, Germany

2023 | „International Painters Exhibition“, Remezzo Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2023 | „Variable X“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2023 | „Art Meets You“, Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany

2023 | Presentation of the 1st International Painting Symposium Thessaloniki, Chilis Theatre of Municipalty Kalamaria, Kalamaria, Greece

2023 | Soloshow „Endless Summer“ Contemporary Art Salon, HaSpa x Z Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | Soloshow „NOW!“ Kreativgesellschaft / ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | „Art Meets You“ Zwinglikirche, Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Chasing the Rainbow“ Kreativgesellschaft / ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | „Beyond Paradise“, ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Fresh Legs“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Holy Fluff“ Supermarket Art Fair, with >top artitstinitiatives, Stockholm, Sweden

2021 | Soloshow „Elysium“, ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Women in Art 2021“, Z-Contemporary at Berlin Artweek, Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Morgen“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Love – and other stories“, Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Z-Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2021 | „Love abstract“, Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Cool Art Movement, Rome, Italy

2020 | Soloshow „Vogelperspektiven“/ „Bird’s perspectives“, städtische Bibliotheken Berlin, Germany

2020 | „Aggregatzustände“ / „Physical states“; fem*art-Kollektiv, Berlin, Germany

2020 | „The Art of Distancing“, Z-Contemporary; Hamburg, Germany

2020 | „Spring is not canceled“; Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Z-Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2019 | wopart – work on paper fair Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

2018 | Arte Padova, Padova, Italy

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


Born | 1983 in Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

Resides | Berlin, Germany since 2009


Professional Timeline:


2001 - 2002 | Internship and assistance at Atelier Judith Böke and Böke Museum, Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

2002 | General University Entrance Qualification, Ubbo Emmius Gymnasium, Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

2002 - 2009 | Education: Political Science and German Language and Literature Studies, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany

2010 - 2016 | Freelance social scientist and author (for BMFSFJ, BpB, "Wir machen das jetzt" et.al.)

2017 | Professional reorientation: Return to painting after brain tumor diagnosis and treatments

2018 | Teaching workshops and art classes at Malsalon, Berlin, Germany (various painting techniques, including watercolor painting, action painting, abstract expressionism, mixed media)

2019 | Founding of Artwerk Berlin: Studio space with exhibition and workshop opportunities in the former chapel of Georg Heinrichs, Berlin Wedding, Germany

Co-Founder of femart Kollektiv, female artists’ collective, Berlin, Germany

| Painting performance with Birgit Fechner, Galerie Baull, Berlin, Germany

2020 | Hosting regular open studios for female* artists at Artwerk Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Co-curation and host of the 1st fem*art collective's group exhibition "Aggregatzustände / Physical states", ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

Working grant, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Cover design and Interview, Plus 3 Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung

2021 | Participation in the coaching program for artists "Art up – Erfolg im Team"

Participation in the Open Monument Day with the „Elysium“ solo-exhibition in the former cemetery chapel of Georg Heinrichs

Host "Women in Art 2021", group exhibition, Z-Contemporary at Berlin Artweek, Berlin, Germany

2022 | Member of the Xanthippe e.V. association of the Inselgalerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany (since January)

2023 | Participant of the first international painters symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece

2024 | Coach for the „Art up“ professionalization program for visual artists (since 2024)


Motivation and Technique:


My abstract works are based on a unique, self-developed fluid-painting technique. In a process-oriented manner, I use liquid painting media to explore change and transience regarding the interrelations of movement and time. The diffuse boundaries and fluid transitions of control and letting go, flooding and emptiness, constant and volatile components, are evident in my work processes: I manipulate the water, which is the basis of my work, with binders before I pour it over the canvas. It flows sometimes slowly, sometimes it runs unstoppably through my fingers - like time does. After applying the liquids onto the canvas, I withdraw from the process of creation and become an observer: the liquids develop a life of their own, unfolding in graceful movements and effortlessly taking up space. They expand and complement my movements of paint application or wash them away entirely. My presence in the creative process becomes obsolete, my impact transient. Once the water has evaporated, everything emerges into a static image that still captures the dynamic flow of the creation process: its tracks, floods, and erosions can be visually understood through the transparency of the watercolor inks that I use. The painting itself becomes an obituary for the activities of the creative procedures, while the intensity of my work, resulting from the vivid colors and the organic vibrancy of forms, focuses on the present, and the lucid brightness and beauty of my work points with confidence to the future. This interplay of retrospection and looking forward, as well as the moment that lingers in between, fascinate me and are the essence of my work.

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


Born | 1983 in Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

Resides | Berlin, Germany since 2009


Professional Timeline:


2001 - 2002 | Internship and assistance at Atelier Judith Böke and Böke Museum, Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

2002 | General University Entrance Qualification, Ubbo Emmius Gymnasium, Leer (Ostfr.), Germany

2002 - 2009 | Education: Political Science and German Language and Literature Studies, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany

2010 - 2016 | Freelance social scientist and author (for BMFSFJ, BpB, "Wir machen das jetzt" et.al.)

2017 | Professional reorientation: Return to painting after brain tumor diagnosis and treatments

2018 | Teaching workshops and art classes at Malsalon, Berlin, Germany (various painting techniques, including watercolor painting, action painting, abstract expressionism, mixed media)

2019 | Founding of Artwerk Berlin: Studio space with exhibition and workshop opportunities in the former chapel of Georg Heinrichs, Berlin Wedding, Germany

Co-Founder of femart Kollektiv, female artists’ collective, Berlin, Germany

| Painting performance with Birgit Fechner, Galerie Baull, Berlin, Germany

2020 | Hosting regular open studios for female* artists at Artwerk Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Co-curation and host of the 1st fem*art collective's group exhibition "Aggregatzustände / Physical states", ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

Working grant, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Cover design and Interview, Plus 3 Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung

2021 | Participation in the coaching program for artists "Art up – Erfolg im Team"

Participation in the Open Monument Day with the „Elysium“ solo-exhibition in the former cemetery chapel of Georg Heinrichs

Host "Women in Art 2021", group exhibition, Z-Contemporary at Berlin Artweek, Berlin, Germany

2022 | Member of the Xanthippe e.V. association of the Inselgalerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany (since January)

2023 | Participant of the first international painters symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece

2024 | Coach for the „Art up“ professionalization program for visual artists (since 2024)


Motivation and Technique:


My abstract works are based on a unique, self-developed fluid-painting technique. In a process-oriented manner, I use liquid painting media to explore change and transience regarding the interrelations of movement and time. The diffuse boundaries and fluid transitions of control and letting go, flooding and emptiness, constant and volatile components, are evident in my work processes: I manipulate the water, which is the basis of my work, with binders before I pour it over the canvas. It flows sometimes slowly, sometimes it runs unstoppably through my fingers - like time does. After applying the liquids onto the canvas, I withdraw from the process of creation and become an observer: the liquids develop a life of their own, unfolding in graceful movements and effortlessly taking up space. They expand and complement my movements of paint application or wash them away entirely. My presence in the creative process becomes obsolete, my impact transient. Once the water has evaporated, everything emerges into a static image that still captures the dynamic flow of the creation process: its tracks, floods, and erosions can be visually understood through the transparency of the watercolor inks that I use. The painting itself becomes an obituary for the activities of the creative procedures, while the intensity of my work, resulting from the vivid colors and the organic vibrancy of forms, focuses on the present, and the lucid brightness and beauty of my work points with confidence to the future. This interplay of retrospection and looking forward, as well as the moment that lingers in between, fascinate me and are the essence of my work.

Women in Art

Summer-depression

1521

Art ID

2023

|

165 x 120 cm

Mixed media on canvas

4000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

By Land by Water and in the Air

1522

Art ID

2023

|

100 x 150 cm

Mixed media on canvas

3000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Die Vermessung der Welt

1523

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 160 cm

Mixed media on canvas

3200

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Fountain

1524

Art ID

2021

|

150 x 200 cm

Ink, paste on canvas

5000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

If only we're brave enough to be it

1525

Art ID

2024

|

145 x 440 cm

Ink, paste, acylic spray on canvas

6500

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

In the Mood to Fly

1526

Art ID

2023

|

100 x 140 cm

Ink, paste on canvas

3000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Last Days of Summer

1527

Art ID

2023

|

100 x 150 cm

Ink, paste on canvas

3000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Rainy Daze

1528

Art ID

2022

|

150 x 240 cm

Ink, paste on canvas

4500

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Sorry not sorry!

1529

Art ID

2024

|

100 x 140 cm

Mixed media on canvas

3500

$

Miriam

Smidt

Women in Art

Zoomotion

1530

Art ID

2021

|

150 x 100 cm

Mixed media on canvas

3000

$

Miriam

Smidt

Further Works of This Artist

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Artist Statement


My artistic creation, which I term "abstract experimentalism," involves the process-driven and playful exploration and discovery of materials and states. I experiment with unusual media and explore their properties and textures by manipulating, altering, deconstructing, and ultimately coloring them.


In my painting, a self-developed watercolor technique transforms canvases into stages where abstract landscapes stretch out, life forms emerge, and narratives unfold. The video works, spatial installations, and digital as well as sculptural elements expand the narrative web, detaching it from the canvas to open up additional spaces for experience.


I create structures from a self-developed biodegradable material that at first glance appears plastic-like, "strange matters" from PU foams, kinetic installations, and wall objects made of shards and vinyl.


In a creative process that serves as a lively, multilayered dialogue between observation, material, evolution, revision, and insight, the experience of color and form supports a performative process of discovery that serially addresses various questions and themes, such as the nature of time, development, vulnerability, decay, and the interconnections of reality and perspective.


My drive to create springs from a desire to understand the world — unfettered by restrictions in material choice, technique, or genre.

Exhibitions


2024 | Schattenflucht Duo with Catherine Bourdon, Inselgalerie Berlin, Germany

2023 | Soloshow „Lebenszeichen“, Art in Public Spaces – curated by Lilly Fürstenow, Volkssolidarität, Berlin, Germany

2023 | Soloshow “In the mood to fly“, Flexim Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2023 | „Art A10“, Wildau, Germany

2023 | „International Painters Exhibition“, Remezzo Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2023 | „Variable X“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2023 | „Art Meets You“, Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany

2023 | Presentation of the 1st International Painting Symposium Thessaloniki, Chilis Theatre of Municipalty Kalamaria, Kalamaria, Greece

2023 | Soloshow „Endless Summer“ Contemporary Art Salon, HaSpa x Z Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | Soloshow „NOW!“ Kreativgesellschaft / ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | „Art Meets You“ Zwinglikirche, Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Chasing the Rainbow“ Kreativgesellschaft / ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2022 | „Beyond Paradise“, ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Fresh Legs“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2022 | „Holy Fluff“ Supermarket Art Fair, with >top artitstinitiatives, Stockholm, Sweden

2021 | Soloshow „Elysium“, ArtWerk Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Women in Art 2021“, Z-Contemporary at Berlin Artweek, Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Morgen“, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2021 | „Love – and other stories“, Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Z-Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2021 | „Love abstract“, Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Cool Art Movement, Rome, Italy

2020 | Soloshow „Vogelperspektiven“/ „Bird’s perspectives“, städtische Bibliotheken Berlin, Germany

2020 | „Aggregatzustände“ / „Physical states“; fem*art-Kollektiv, Berlin, Germany

2020 | „The Art of Distancing“, Z-Contemporary; Hamburg, Germany

2020 | „Spring is not canceled“; Virtual exhibition due to Covid 19, Z-Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany

2019 | wopart – work on paper fair Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

2018 | Arte Padova, Padova, Italy

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