Brief Biography

Kristina Paustian (*1985 in Omsk, RU, lives in Berlin) examines cultural anthropological and socio-political topics in her works. She worked as DoP and editor for several video artists before starting out as an artist herself. Today Paustian's artistic practice covers video, film and installation. Her films are characterized by a strong visual signature and her video works are often executed in plan sequences. For her first documentary “ZAPLYV – Swimmers” (2015, 77 min.) she received the ARTE Documentary Film Award for the best film and in 2017 she was part of the Berlinale Talents program. She is co-founder and member of the Media Art Association (mkv) for the promotion of contemporary art with new media.

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Exhibitions

2019

Laws of Time. The future calculations by Velimir Khlebnikov

Solo exhibition

Feld Fünf Berlin

Polar Lands

Muratcentoventidue - Galleria Arte Contemporanea, Bari, Italy

2018 

Meinblau Gallery 
Berlin, Germany
 

CHEAPART 
Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, Cyprus
 

Lessing Festival 
Wolfenbüttel, Germany
 

TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE 
Transmediations In The Digital Age 
Literaturhaus Berlin
 

VIII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2017 

Volksbühne 
Berlin, Germany
 

Espacio KB 
Bogota, Columbia
 

Media Art Festival 
Maxxi Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo 
Rome, Italy
 

Mitte Media Festival 
Fata Morgana Gallery Berlin, Germany
 

TWIXTlab 
Athens, Greece
 

At least we know that we don`t know
Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany

C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr 
Zeche Zollverein 
Essen, Germany
 

FABRIKA Center of Creative Industries 
Moscow, Russia
 

Art Center d`Alexandrie 
Egypt
 

Transacciones Informales 
KB - espacio para la cultura 
Bogotá, Colombia
 

Whenever the Heart Skips A Beat 
Berlin, Germany 
 

Biennale 6 
Museum of Byzantine Culture. Thessaloniki, Greece
 

2016 

Stuttgarter Filmwinter 
Festival for expanded media, Germany
January 14-17th
 

Berlin Premiere of ZAPLYV (SWIMMERS) 
Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V..
January 18th
 

Echos of Jihlava 
Nova Cinema. Brussels, Belgium
January 31th
 

Tulsa Overground
USA 
March 24th-27th
 

Hamburger Dokumentarfilmwoche
Germany
April 6th-10th
 

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
Hawick, Scotland
April 14th-17th
 

Video art festival Miden
Greece
July 7th-8th
 

JAJAJA NENENE
Fata Morgana Galerie. Berlin, Germany
July 15th-29th 
 

Kalamata Street Festival
Kalamata, Greece
July 28th-31st
 

Action Field Kodra
Thessaloniki, Greece
September
 

mtv! - media art televise. Franz Reimer presents 
Bremen, Germany
October 21st-24th
 

Now & After festival
The State Darwin Museum. Moscow, Russia
October 22nd - November 29th 
 

29. Instants Video numériques et poétiques
Marseille, France
November 10th - December 4th 
 

Espacio Enter
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 
December 12th-18th
 

Centrul Cultural German Sibiu
Romania
December 16th – 18th


2015

FEMEA: Feminism, Experimental Media & Electronic Arts

Curated by Annie Goh
Aula UdK Berlin, Germany.
February 6th 
 

Andere Räume curated by Niklas Goldbach
Freies Museum, Berlin Germany
February 13rd-15th
 

UNST Nº1 in conflict
Studio Mitte. Berlin, Germany
March 13rd-15th 
 

Your Skin Makes Me Cry Video art review 
A cooperation between Goethe Institut and Olaf Stüber
Video Art in Chicago. Goethe-Institut Chicago, USA
March 20th 
 

Your Skin Makes Me Cry Video art review 
A cooperation between Goethe Institut and Olaf Stüber
Gallery LOOP Seoul, South Korea
March 19th - April 5th
 

Visions du Réel International documentary film festival
Nyon, Switzerland
April 17th-25th 
 

BLUE + PINK >>> RETHINK!
Designtransfer. Berlin, Germany
April 23rd - May 15th 
 

Your Skin Makes Me Cry Video art review
A cooperation between Goethe Institut and Olaf Stüber
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Taipei, Taiwan
May 7- 15
 

Russian Contemporary Art Week
United Untitled
Panke e.V. Berlin, Germany
May 23rd-29th 
 

Your Skin Makes Me Cry 
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
 

ArtDocFest 
Documentary Film Festival 
Moskau, Russland
 

33. Torino Film Festival
Turin, Italien
 

39. Duisburger Filmwoche
Deutschland

19. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
East Silver Market
Jihlava, Czech Republic
 

25. Message to Man International Filmfestival
St. Petersburg, Russia
 

Visions du Réel. International Filmfestival
Nyon, Switzerland
 

LIGHT YEAR 8: New Video Art from Berlin
Curated by Leo Kuebls
Manhattan Bridge Projection
New York, USA
 

Victoria Art Center
Bucharest, Rumänien
 

Galerie januar
Verein zur Förderung junger Kunst e.V.
Bochum, Deutschland
 

UNST Nº2 / drama baby! on staging the self
Kühlhaus Berlin, Deutschland
 

Berlin Art Week
Positions Art Fair
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Time Space Sound
Video Art Channel
Germany, Norway
 

2014

European Media Art Festival 
Osnabrück, Deutschland
 

Backup Festival
Weimar, Deutschland 
 

VKunst
Frankfurt, Deutschland
 

Ausland Berlin
Deutschland
 

The Idling Gallery
Berlin, Deutschland
 

48-Stunden-Neukölln. Mein Eigen Fleisch Und Mut
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Holzmarkt25
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Klunkerkranich
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Deutscher Künstlerbund
Berlin, Deutschland


2013

Classic Clip
Kassel Germany
 

48-Stunden-Neukölln
Berlin Germany
 

International Video Art Review
Poland
 

Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
Krakow
 

Olsztyn, Colony of Artists
Gdansk
 

Labirynt Gallery
Lublin 
 

Contemporary Museum
Wroclaw
 

Bureau for Art Exhibitions
Kielce
 

Municipal Cultural Center Sokol
KOT Film Society. Nowy Sacz
 

Museum in Koszalin
Koszalin
 

Bielska Gallery BWA
Bielsko-Biala
 

Centre For Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle
 

KINO.LAB.
Warszawa
 

Arsenal Gallery
Bialystok
 

13 Muses Gallery
Szczecin
 

Municipal Gallery BWA
Bydgoszcz
 

Contemporary Art Gallery
Przemysl
 

Bureau for Art Exhibitions
Zielona Gora
 

Centre For Contemporary Art Kronika
Bytom
 

Art Centre – Sielecki Castle
Sosnowiec
 

Cultural Centre
Suwalki
 

Centre Of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu
Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
 

City Art Gallery
Czestochowa
 

Museum of Art
Lodz
 

Contemporary Art Gallery
Opole


2012

HTZ Berlin
Installation Polis Collaboration
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Limited Space Berlin Sarajevo
Galerie Designtransfer
Berlin, Deutschland
 

Film Leben Festival
Ilmenau, Deutschland
 

Patras International Festival of Film & Culture
Patras, Griechenland
 

STIFF
Rijeka, Kroatien
 

Instants Vidéo Marseille
Frankreich

Awards, Grants & Residency

2019

          Residency at Tissardmine

          Morocco

2018

           KKWV funding

           (commission for artistic and scientific research)

2017

DAAD Grant 

Elsa-Neumann-Grant (NaföG)
 

Berlinale Talents 

Germany


2016

Goethe-Institut Residency
Rome, Italy


Research grant of Berlin Senate for UNST
 

Research grant
Robert Bosch Stiftung 

 

2015

Arte Documentary Award for ZAPLYV (Swimmers)
 

2013

Wälder & Steppen selected as one of five best videos
of the International Video Art Review

Poland 


1st Prize for Wälder & Steppen (Minstrels)
Classic Clip Videofestival
Konzertverein Kassel, Germany
 

2012

1st Prize for Space Spa.
Category experimental film

FilmLebenFestival
Ilmenau, Germany 

Teaching

Video - Art - History with Kathrin Becker
Berlin University of the Arts
October 2016 - January 2017 

Public Collection

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)