SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION

Bianka Mieskes

FOCUS

  • Figurative sculpture between tradition and innovation
  • site specific art

1981 born in Zeiden, Rumania
in Germany since 1986
artist since 2001

 VITA

since 2015
Docent: Sculpture, Installation, New Media, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany
teaching:  sculpting classes: life-size human figure; portrait sculpting; site specific, drawing; international exhibition projects;
Bachelor and Master thesis examiner
since 2018 Docent, Artefact, Freie Kunstschule, Bonn, Germany
since 2018 Docent, Alanus Werkhaus, Bonn, Germany
2017 Guest docent, Universidade Estadual do Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil
since 2017 Master of Education, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany
2016 Assistant, International Office, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany
2015  Guest Docent, Instituto Federal do Ceará (IFCE), Brazil
2016 Assistent, Prof. Ton Matton, Linz Art University (UFG), Austria
2015  Guest Docent, Instituto Federal do Ceará (IFCE), Brazil
2014 Master of Fine Arts, Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle (Saale), Germany
2013 Assistent, Prof. René Francisco Rodriguez, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havanna, Kuba as Guest Professor, Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle (Saale), Germany
2011 Erasmus, Universidad de Granada, Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain
2008 – 2014 Plastic Arts, Figurative class, Prof. Bernd Göbel, Prof. Bruno Raetsch, Prof. Andrea Zaumseil
2007-2008 Assistent, director Charles Cecil,  sculptor Jason Arkles, Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2008 Leonardo da Vinci / Sesam Sequa: Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2007 Begabtenförderung, Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2006 Baden Württemberg Stipendium: Prof. Furiesi Enio, Volterra, Italy
2006 Baden Württemberg Stipendium: Opus Artis, Volterra, Italy
2005 Bildhauerwerkstatt Zechling, Weil der Stadt, stone sculptress, Germany
2005 Bildhaueratelier Beck, Filderstadt, stone sculptress, Germany
2004 – 2005 Management-Assistance, masters certificate, Germany
2002 – 2005 Bildhaueratelier Beck, Filderstadt, apprenticeship in stone sculpting, Germany
2001 – 2002 History of Art, Philosophy, Anthropology, University Tübingen,Germany
2001 Abitur, Quenstedt Gymnasium Tübingen, Germany
2000-2002 Zeicheninstitut (Fine Art) University Tübingen, Germany

 

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition

2017 ALLES EINS, Erfahrungsfeld der Sinne, Eins+Alles, Laufenmühle e.V., Welzheim
2017 fragile – the thin skin of civilization, Galerie Gap, Vitória, Brazil
2017 Rotary art auction, Berlin
2016 Identity – wie wir leben, Frankenbadplatz, Bonn
2016 Reloading, Kunsthalle Feldbach, Austria
2016 Loading, die Klause, Feldbach, Austria
2016 Not Welcome,Museum Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco, Fortaleza, Brasil
2015 Fokus Medaille. Galerie Nord, Halle (Saale)
2015 Natur-Mensch. Rathaus-Scheune. St. Andreasberg
2015 Werk.Schau! Kunsthalle, Tübingen
2014 Habitant, Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (Saale)
2014 annual exhibtion Burg Giebichenstein, Burg Galerie Volkspark, Halle- Saale, Bianka Mieskes: KörperGebilde, Metamorphoses
2012 Eisen Zukunft Lauchhammer, Landtag, Brandenburg
2012 Bildhauerei, Galerie Irrgang, Leipzig
2012 Bildhauerzeichnungen, Schloss Hochenbocka
2012 Eisen Zukunft Lauchhammer, Museum Lauchhammer
2007 Simposio Internazionale di Scultura in Alabastro, Wunsiedel,
2006 Simposio Internazionale di Scultura in Alabastro, Volterra, Italy
2001-2002 Zeicheninstitut Tübingen, City Hall, Reutlingen

Solo Exhibition

2018 T/Räume, Amorim Lima, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 KörperGebilde, Metamorphosen, Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (Saale)
2011 Faces of Florence, Künstlerhaus Heinrichsruh, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
2010 Face to Face, Schloss Kannawurf, Thuringia
2007 Portrait & Figure, Concert Hall, Freiburg Breisgau,
2007 International Fair of Art and Artisanry, Florence

SYMPOSIA

2018 “Dröppche poor Dröppche – about the search for quality in culture. Federal Association of German Foundations, Cologne, Germany.
2018 “for there’s not one spot that doesn’t see you – the potential of art in life.” Alanus University, Bonn, Germany.
2017 landscape and sculpture symposia, Laufenmühle, Germany
2016 Art and Health, Institute of Integrative Medicine, Feldbach, Austria.
2016 landscape and sculpture symposia, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
2015 ANDERS tun…anders TUN,  Alanus Hochschule, Bonn, Germany
2013 Artist Symposium at the Westwall, BUND, Trier, Germany
2012 Iron Future Lauchhammer, Artist Symposium Lauchhammer, Germany
2006 Simposio Internationale di Scultura in Alabastro, Volterra, Italy
2005 European Stone Festival, Freiburg-Breisgau

AWARDS

2015 Natur-Mensch, Andreas Kunstpreis
2011 Salian Year, Speyer, German Medal Society
2005 Practical Competition Stone-Sculpting

GRANTS

2017 Promos  Venice Biennale, Italy
2016 Promos (DAAD), workshop and exhibition Not Welcome, Fortaleza, Brasil
2011 Erasmus, Sokrates, Universidad de Granada, Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain
2008 Leonardo da Vinci / Sesam Sequa: Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2007 Begabtenförderung, Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2006 Baden Württemberg Stipendium: Prof. Furiesi Enio, Volterra, Italy
2006 Baden Württemberg Stipendium: Opus Artis, Volterra, Italy

 

TEACHING

2019 Landscape und Sculpture 1, Alanus University, Prof. Paul Petry, Bianka Mieskes, docent
2019 sculpting class: life-size human figure, Alanus University, docent
2018 artefact, Bonn, Germany, Portrait Modelling, the Sight Size Method, docent
2018 sculpting class: life-size human figure, Alanus University, docent
2018 drawing and space, Alanus University, docent
2017 Portrait Modelling
2017 Drawing
2017 Landscape und Sculpture 2, Alanus University in cooperation with Eins und Alles, Stuttgart, Prof. Jochen Breme, Bianka Mieskes
2017 fragile – the thin skin of civilization, Workshop at the UFES, Vitória, Brazil with exhibition at the Gallery Gap, Vitória, Brazil
2016 Landscape and Sculpture 2, Austria, Assistant of Prof. Jochen Breme
2016  Nao Bem Vindo, UFES, Vitória, Brazil, lecture
2016 Performance e vida cotidiana, UFES, Vitória, Brazil, lecture
2016 Nao Bem Vindo, project with exhibition, Fortaleza (Brazil) in cooperation with UFG (Austria), UECE, IFCE, Museum Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco, Casa de Cultura Digital Brasilien (Fortaleza, Brazil), Project-management, curator of german-brasilian group,  docent
2016 portrait sculpting, Alanus University, docent
2016 sculpting class: life-size human figure, Alanus University, docent
2015-2016  artistic projects with Refugees, Alanus University, docent
2015 Drawing on-site, Alanus University, docent
2015 Darwing and Project Development,  Alanus University, docent
2015 Portrait modelling / The Sight Size Method. Instituto Federal de Ceará (IFCE), Artes Visuais in cooperation with Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco,  Fortaleza, Brazil, docent
2013 Vision Summit, Edu Action, 2013, Berlin, docent
Artistic Action for Bildungsstifter e.V. and workshop instructor
2009-2010 Open Studio for people with mental health issues, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle (Saale), docent
2009-2010 Zeichensalon, drawing courses, Halle (Saale), docent
2009 Riesenklein, private school, Halle-Saale, artistic projects, instructor
2008 sports camp, Reutlingen, Capoeira group, instructor
2008 Casa Cares, holiday camps, sculpture workshops, Florence, Italy, instructor
202-2005 sculpture workshops at schools, Filderstadt, instructor

EXAMINER / JURY

2019 Raphael Ginbar (Sculpture, Installation, Media), Maike Nowottny (Sculpture, Installation, Media)
2018 Master of Fine Arts: Veronika Lösche, (Sculpture, Installation, Media)
2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Jule Höhner (Painting), Nicole Horst (Painting), Robin Hengesbach (Sculpture, Installation, Media)
2017 Jury: Peace Art Award, Cologne, Germany
2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Katharina Haupt (Sculpture, Installation, Media)
2016 STIBET Stipendium (DAAD), Jury Fine Arts, Alanus University)

 

 INTERDISCIPLINAR PROJECTS

2018-2019 a school for Africa / children help children
interdisziplinar art project with art auction (12 000 Euro)
paintings, skulptures about Africa and education, St. Thomas junior high school plus, Andernach, Germany.
cooperation
Martin Leupold, St. Thomas junior high school plus: https://rsplus-st-thomas.de/
Reiner Meutsch, Fly and Help: https://www.fly-and-help.de/
Bianka Mieskes, Fine Arts, Alanus University:: www.alanus.edu

2018 walk your dream!
interdisziplinar, partizipative art project
cooperation
Marie Kahle comprehensive school, Bonn: http://www.marie-kahle-gesamtschule.de/
St. Thomas junior high school plus, Andernach: https://rsplus-st-thomas.de/
Tannenbusch high school, Bonn: https://www.tannenbusch-gymnasium.de/
Bianka Mieskes, Fine Art, Alanus University: www.alanus.edu

2018 T/Räume (spaces and dreams),  Amorim Lima, São Paulo
interdisziplinar, international research project with exhibition
Narrative Map, Photography
Cooperation
School Amorim Lima: https://amorimlima.org.br/
Sculpture Departement , Alanus University: www.alanus.edu
Faculty of  Education, Alanus University:  www.alanus.edu

2018 dealing with new possibilities – Appropriation of social spaces in the CEU Butantã (Centro Educational Unificado)
São Paulo, Brasilien
concept and cooperation:
Aparecida Perez, Dalva Franco,  Axel Föller-Mancini, Bernd Fichtner,  Bianka Mieskes
Faculty of Education  (AH): www.alanus.edu
Faculty of Fine Arts (AH): www.alanus.edu
Faculty of Education (UPM): http://up.mackenzie.br/stricto-sensu/
Unified Educational Centre (CEU): http://portal.sme.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/Main/Page/PortalSMESP/CEU-Butanta-1

2016 – 2020 Integra  (DAAD), Integration of refugees in the University Alanus,
concept and  coordenation: Bianka Mieskes
cooperation:
AlanusUniversity: www. alanus.edu
DAAD:  https://www.daad.de/der-daad/fluechtlinge/steckbriefe/de/59443-integration-von-fluechtlingen-an-der-alanus-hochschule-bei-bonn/

2017  Alles Eins, Land Art Symposium Alanus University in cooperation with Laufenmühle, Welzheim
concept and coordination: Jochen Breme, Bianka Mieskes
cooperation
Laufenmühle e.V., Christopherus Lebens und Arbeitsgemeinschaft, Special  Needs Education Facility
https://www.laufenmuehle.de/willkommen/
Faculty of Fine Arts: www.alanus.edu

2017 Loading, Land Art Symposium, die Klause, (Burnout Specialist), Bad Gleichenberg, Österreich
concept and coordination: Prof. Jochen Breme, Bianka Mieskes
cooperation
Faculty of Fine Arts: www.alanus.edu
Psychology / die Klause, Burnout Specialist: http://www.die-klause.at/

2016 Not Welcome, Project mit exhibition in Brazil,
concept and coordentation: Prof. Ton Matton (group Austria) Bianka Mieskes (group Germany- Brazil),
cooperation
UFG (Austia): https://www.ufg.at/
Alanus University, Germany: www.alauns.edu
UECE, (Brazil):  http://www.uece.br/uece/
IFCE, (Brazil): http://ifce.edu.br/
Museum Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco, (Brasilien):  http://www.secult.ce.gov.br/index.php/programacao/sobrado-dr-jose-lourenco
Casa de Cultura Digital, Brasilien (Brasilien):  http://www.casadaculturadigital.com.br/

2015-2016 creative projects fpr refugees, Alanus University,
concept and coordenation: Bianka Mieskes
Protestant Church, Alfter:  http://www.vorgebirge-evangelisch.de/index.php?id=alfter
Faculty of Fine Arts:  www.alanus.edu

2015 Figures for the European Hanse Museum, Lübeck
Cooperation
http://www.form-studio.de/
European  Hanse Museum:  http://www.hansemuseum.eu/language/de/

2013 Vision Summit,  Bildungsstifter e.V.,
cooperation
Bianka Mieskes (Artist) : www.biankamieskes.de
Bildungsstifter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-yS8zOhIdg

2013 Unland, art project in public space,  Halle-Saale,
concept and coordination: Prof. René Francisco Rodriguez (ISA Havanna, Kuba),
Assistent: Bianka Mieskes
cooperation:  Art and Design
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design) www.burg-halle.de
ISA HAvanna: http://www.isa.cult.cu/

2013 Green Chemistry, Lindau nobel laureate meeting, guest
http://www.lindau-nobel.org/ green-chemistry-lindau/
https://www.bw-stipendium.de/startseite/

2013 Art Symposium Westwall,  Trier
Cooperation:
Artists
Naturschutzbund:  http://gwiw.bund-rlp.de/fileadmin/bundgruppen/GruenerWallImWesten/upload/Projekte/2._Kunstsymoisum_am_Westwall-_Ergebnisse_klein.pdf

2013 Freedom, International Medal Project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medaillenkunst: http://www.medaillenkunst.de/

2013 Bamboo Project with  Antoon Versteegde (cooperation Kunst and Design)
http://www.versteegde.nl/News/News.html

2009-2010 Open Atelier for persons with mental health problems
coordination Bianka Miekes
cooperation
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Saale): www.burg-halle.de
Landesverband Sachsen Anhalt e.V., Angehörige psychisch Kranker
  

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

2018-2019 <strong>school for Africa / children help children</strong>
interdisziplinar art project with art auction (12 000 Euro)
paintings, skulptures about Africa and education, St. Thomas junior high school plus, Andernach, Germany.
cooperation
Martin Leupold, St. Thomas junior high school plus: https://rsplus-st-thomas.de/
Reiner Meutsch, Fly and Help: https://www.fly-and-help.de/
Bianka Mieskes, Fine Arts, Alanus University:: www.alanus.edu

2018<strong> walk your dream!</strong>
interdisziplinar, partizipative art project
cooperation
Marie Kahle comprehensive school, Bonn: http://www.marie-kahle-gesamtschule.de/
St. Thomas junior high school plus, Andernach: https://rsplus-st-thomas.de/
Tannenbusch high school, Bonn: https://www.tannenbusch-gymnasium.de/
Bianka Mieskes, Fine Art, Alanus University: www.alanus.edu

<strong>2018 T/Räume (spaces and dreams),  Amorim Lima, São Paulo</strong>
interdisziplinar, international research project with exhibition
Narrative Map, Photography
Cooperation
School Amorim Lima: https://amorimlima.org.br/
Sculpture Departement , Alanus University: www.alanus.edu
Faculty of  Education, Alanus University:  www.alanus.edu

2018 dealing with new possibilities – Appropriation of social spaces in the CEU Butantã (Centro Educational Unificado)</strong>
<strong> São Paulo, Brasilien</strong>
concept and cooperation:
Aparecida Perez, Dalva Franco,  Axel Föller-Mancini, Bernd Fichtner,  Bianka Mieskes
Faculty of Education  (AH): www.alanus.edu
Faculty of Fine Arts (AH): www.alanus.edu
Faculty of Education (UPM): http://up.mackenzie.br/stricto-sensu/
Unified Educational Centre (CEU): http://portal.sme.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/Main/Page/PortalSMESP/CEU-Butanta-1

 

2017 fragile – the thin skin of civilization
theme: The strike of the police in Virória, 2017 which evoked a lot of violence:
200 persons have been assasinated within three weeks.
international project with exhibition
concept and coordination: Bianka Miekes, Prof. Yiftah Peled
cooperation Germany, Brazil
Alanus University, Germany: www.alanus.edu
UFES, Brazil: www.ufes.br
Gallery GAP, Vitória, Brazil: http://gapvix.blogspot.de

2016 Reloading, Exhibition Gallery “Kunsthalle”  Feldbach, Austria
huge pneumatic installation, that has been inflatet with the air conditioning system
concept and coordination: Prof. Jochen Breme, Bianka Mieskes
cooperation: Germany, Austria
Alanus University: www.alanus.edu
Exhibition Gallery “Kunsthalle”  Feldbach, Austria:  http://www.kunsthalle-feldbach.at/
 
2016 Loading
Symposium for site specific art, die Klause, (Burnout specialist), Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
concept and coordination: Prof. Jochen Breme, Bianka Mieskes
cooperation:  Germany, Austria
Alanus University, Germany: www.alanus.edu
die Klause, (Burnout specialist), Bad Gleichenberg, Austria: http://www.die-klause.at/
 
2016 Not Welcome,
because of the increasing  immigration of refugees to Germany, the theses of the German sociologist Ulriche Beck are have been discussed and the “welcome culture”  in Germany and Brazil was examined.
international Project with exhibition
cooperation:  Germany, Austria, Brazil
concept and coordination: Bianka Mieskes, Prof. Ton Matton
UFG (Austria): https://www.ufg.at/
Alanus Hochschule (Germany): www.alauns.edu
UECE, (Brazil):  http://www.uece.br/uece/
IFCE, (Brazil): http://ifce.edu.br/
Museum Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco, (Brazil):  http://www.secult.ce.gov.br/index.php/programacao/sobrado-dr-jose-lourenco
Casa de Cultura Digital, Brasilien (Brasilien):  http://www.casadaculturadigital.com.br/
 
2019 Biennale, Venedig: Invitation of the GAA Foundation  to exhibit in the Biennale of Venice
2016 Symposium Health and Art
cooperation: Germany, Austria
Institute for  integrative Medicine, Feldbach, Austria

2015  Portrait Modelling. The Sitght Size Method
concept and coordination: Bianka Mieskes
Instituto Federal de Ceará (IFCE), Fortaleza, Brazil: http://ifce.edu.br/
Museum Sobrado Dr. José Lourenco, Fortaleza, Brazil: http://www.secult.ce.gov.br/index.php/programacao/sobrado-dr-jose-lourenco

2013 Unland, art project in public space, Halle (Saale), Germany  
concept and coordination:  Prof. René Francisco Rodriguez  (ISA Havanna, Kuba),
Assistent: Bianka Mieskes
cooperation:  Cuba, Germany
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Kunst und Design) www.burg-halle.de
ISA HAvanna: http://www.isa.cult.cu/
 
2011 Universidad de Granada, Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain,  Erasmus sholarship

 
2008 Cecil Studios, Florenz, Italy  Leonardo da Vinci Scolarship/ Sesam Sequa:

2007 International Fair fpr Art and Artisanat, Florence, Italy
Exhibition and live portrait modelling

2007 Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy, “Begabtenförderung” sholarship
Studio Assistant

2006 Atelier Prof. Furiesi Enio, Volterra, Italy,  Baden Württemberg  sholarship

2006International symposium of sculpture in alabaster, Volterra, Italy
international Symposium with exhibition

2006 Opus Artis, Volterra, Italy,  Baden Württemberg scolarship
Opus Artis, Music instruments made of alabaster stone

2008 Casa Cares, Florence, Italy
Holidaycamps, sculptureworkshops

2001 NGO Thailand, Freiwilligendienst
English Teacher

2000 Studienreise nach Israel und Palästina
Three weeks work in Kibbutz Kinnereth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvutzat_Kinneret
one week muslim guest family in Gaza, Palestine
two weeks jewish guest family ,Tel Aviv,
one week Jerusalem and Westbank
history of the Middle East conflict, visiting universities, projects, cultural sites, parliament …
1999 Exchange Programme: Poland Germany / two weeks guest familiy
1998 one month Interrail England/ Scotland
1981 – 1986 Rumenia

 

PUBLICATION

2019 fragile – the thin skin of civilization
Catalog to the exhibition, Gallery GAP, Vitória, Brazil
ASIN: B07PFW9T7N

2017 Not Welcome, Bianka Mieskes
Catalog to the exhibition, Museum Sobrado, Fortaleza, Brazil
ISBN: 978-3-943618-70-9

2015 Unland, Editor: Bianka Mieskes, University of Art and Design Halle (Saale), with guest Prof. René Francisco, Cuba, ISA Havanna ISBN: 978-3-86019-113-2

LANGUAGE SKILLS

German C2
English B2
Italian B1.2.
Brasilian Portuguese B2
Spanish B1.2.
French A2

ESPECIAL/ SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

2016 – 2020 INTEGRA (DAAD), integration and preparation to study for refugees, Alanus University, organisation
2019 representant of non-professorial academic staff, senate, Alanus University
2018 art commitee, senate, Alanus University
2016 STIBET (DAAD), selection committee, Alanus University
2015-2016 Initiative for Refugees, creative projects, Alanus University, initiator
2013 Regional Chapter, Baden- Württemberg Foundation, Halle (Saale), head
2013 RC Conference, Baden Württemberg Foundation, Stuttgart
Representive of the Regional Chapter Halle-Saale and Graphic Recording
2013 Green Chemistry, Lindau Nobel Laureat Conference, Lindau, guest
2010- 2012 Arvore da Vida Verein, Halle- Saale, vice chairman
2009-2010 Arvore da Vida Verein, Halle-Saale, organisational management board
2001 NGO Thailand, Volunteer Service: English teacher
2000 Studytour, AFS, Israel and Palestine

 

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