Skip to content

Signe Theill

Signe Theill

area: Media Art

Key Facts




Media Art



recommending institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

time period

August 2014 - August 2014

1960 born in Düsseldorf
1980-85 Studies at the HfbK Hamburg
Since 1985 in Berlin

At the moment working on the following exhibition-projects (curator):
“So viel Energie” the later works of female artists, in cooperation with Dr. Hanna Gagel, Zürich

Completed exhibition projects (curator):
2013 „United Nations Revisited - Künstlerische Interventionen im politischen Raum“
Exhibition and Symposium / April 2013 Gallery M/ Berlin
2010/11 Gullivers sechste Reise, Exhibition in the Neuen Sächsischen Gallery Chemnitz
2002/3 Curator of the exhibition,
Künstlerhaus Bethanien
<link http:>

Affiliated Exhibitions
2004 Paula Modersohn Becker-Museum, Bremen
2005 Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Australia
2006 Athens University Art Gallery, Ohio, USA (patrial)

Exhibitions/Participation in exhibitions (selection)

2014 NeuFundLand Heidenheim e.V. cultural association
The SCHAU!Fenster of the Horb Media Art Prize / Catalogue
2013 Aufbruch, Thron Gallery, Reutlingen
Ambiguos Beeing, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Taipei Biennale/Catalogue
Directors Lounge, Berlin
2011 „Die neue Mitte“ / Arsenal, Berlin
2010 The Stuttgart Filmwinter, Wand5 e.V., Stuttgart/ Catalogue
Art Cologne, Cologne
2009 Mixed Double, Königliche Gartenakademie Berlin
2008 Music and Film, Festival in the Operahouse Hellerau, Dresden
In Focus Photography, ARTmarket Gallery, Potsdam / Catalogue
Seen links-Schafe rechts, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin EA
Strictly Berlin, Galerie der Künste, Berlin
2007 Stay Tuned, Galerie 33, Berlin EA
Strictly Berlin, Galerie der Künste Berlin
Long Night of Museums, Krasnoyarsk, Rusia
2006 Match of the Day, Gallerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
Strictly Berlin, Galerie der Künste, Berlin
Cafe Karawania, EuropAll, Berlin
2004/5/6 see above.
2002 Der kleine Unterscheid, Galerie Weißer Elefant, Berlin
2001 Die Industrialisierung des Menschen, Campus Buch, Long Night of Science
2000 “ganz einfach Hand haben", Supporting Program EXPO 2000
Juxtaposed Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia
Artistenmetaphysik, Nietzsche in der Kunst der Nachmoderne,
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / Catalogue
1996 Multimediale, Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Catalogue
1982 documenta 7, Kassel

Since 1982 many other exhibitions in Germany and abroad

Own Publications (Editor)
2013 United Nations revisited – art interventions in the political space
2011 Gullivers sechste Reise / Catalogue
1995 Nature Morte/Catalogue

Scholarships and Sponsorships
2009 Sponsorship for Film/Video within the Funding for women artists/Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs
2003/4 Scholarship of the HKF for the Project karriere
2000 Stipend of the Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia
1997 Sponsorship of the Cultural Fund for the Project Blind Date
1995 Project funding from the Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
1992 Stipend of the Banff Center of the Arts, USA
1990 Senate Chancellery stipend for Photography

2010 „Die Neue Mitte“ 3 Min, produced with the help of Funding for women artists. Berlin
2008 „Gulliver Dreaming“, 15 Min Production of the European Center for the Arts, Hellerau
2003 ,doublebind. Die Interviews' DVD 120 Min
2000 ,Demokratisches Mittel", 18 Min / Videoinstallation
1998 ,Zwischenraum', 2 Min
1996 Welten" 6 Min, Production of the Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
1987 ,Sehnsucht, wonach denn schon', ZDF Documentary

Teaching Experience
2007-2010 Project in cooperation with Nelson Mandela School, in the context of Cultural Education, Berlin
2007/8/9 Courses for further training of artists
2006-2009 Project regarding cultural education in cooperation with Nelson Mandela International School
1995 Bauhaus University Weimar, Workshops and guest lecturer presentations
2012 Summer of Architecture Hamburg – Talk about aesthetics and society in Plans and Projects with the Berlin artist and curator Signe Theill and the Hamburg architect, Professor Carsten Roth
2010 Are children, art and carrier compatible? Talk with the Berlin curator Signe Theill and curators Johannes Rauchenberger and Roman Grabner
In the context of the exhibition „Mutter“, Minoritenforum Graz
2007-2010 numerous lectures/workshops in the context of further training for artists among others Frauenkulturbüro Krefeld, BBK Berlin, UDK Berlin
2006 Kunst.Kinder.Karriere Lecture Athens University of Art, USA
2004 Kunst.Kinder.Karriere – Lecture Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen
Lecture Art Academy Münster
2000 Nature and Culture – Lecture on the exhibition Juxtaposed“, Noosa
miscellaneous relevant activities
2013 United Nations Revisited – Symposium / Organizer
2011/2012 Member of the Jury for the Funding for women artists/Film Video, Senate Chancellery
2010-2012 Member of the managing-board of the Federal Association of Visual Artists Berlin (BBK)
2007-2010 Member of the Jury for the Berlin Atelier funding, Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs
Since 2000 Member of the managing board of the kulturplus e.V Association. Coordination of various projects regarding cultural education.


The research for my artistic contribution to the exhibition “PCFS - Post-Colonial Flagship Store” is to be seen starting October 2 in freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL. For this contribution I am searching for the traces of the only overseas colony in Vienna, the Nicobar Islands, an archipelago, that was partially under Austrian rule between 1778 – 1783. Thus there are traces in Vienna's cityscape, e.g. street names, but also numerous artifacts in the possession of various Viennese museums.

Residency February 2015:
Working on the exhibition project "united nations extended" for freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL.

Back to main navigation

Cookie Settings

This websites uses cookies to give you the best possible service. Detailed information can be found in our Terms of use and Data Protection Regulations.

Technically essential

Technically essential cookies used to ensure the basic functionality of the website.


Functional cookies used to ensure the proper performance of the website.


Target-oriented cookies used to improve user experience.