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Köbberling, Folke
Born in 1969 in Kassel. Studied Art at the Kassel College of Art, the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, United Kingdom.

Urban space is central to her work, as a field for artistic experimentation on themes of urban development, public space, self-organisation and economics. She achieves concrete interactions with it, through which she attempts a critical questioning of the conditions of urban life in an era of privatisation and economisation. Since 1995 her installations, video films and projects in public spaces on themes of urban development, economics, globalisation and social alternatives have been shown widely – and not just in exhibition halls. Since 1998, Folke Köbberling has cooperated with Martin Kaltwasser. They design joint-projects on socio-political and urban themes. Since 2002 she has worked permanently on her performance project “Tagesfiliale Köbberling Elektronik” (Köbberling Elektronics Daytime Branch). Today, Folke Köbberling lives in Berlin.
Recent exhibitions and actions (selection):
“schön wär´s, wenn´s schöner wär” (“It’d be nice, if it was nicer”) - The Congress/ art, theory and practice, Schauspiel Frankfurt 2005; “trampoline”, Transmediale V, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, 2005; “x-Wohnungen”, Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, 2005; “Focus Istanbul” (Catalogue), Martin Gropius Building, Berlin, 2005; “gocreateresistance”, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, 2004; “Baustelle Utopia” (“Utopia Building Site”), Theaterhaus Jena, 2004; “Hausbau”, (“Building Houses”) Construction in public space (Catalogue), Berlin-Gropiusstadt, 2004; “mainus punktu”, Karosta/Liepaja, Latvia, 2004; “Fast umsonst” (“Almost for northing”, Catalogue), NGBK Berlin, 2004; “soft logics”, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2004; “Flexibilität” (“Flexibility”), Kunstverein Wolfsburg - with activities in the “town of the car”, 2004.
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