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Xenia Fink explores the possibilities of narration that she develops within groups of drawings, and between the viewer and the work. Drawing is the basis of her practice, which can take the form of works on paper, installations, or animation. Fink employs quotes from our visual culture and gestures as clues to depict something that happens beyond the format.


Born in São Paulo, Brazil

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Graphic Design/Illustration studies, graduated with MA in Illustration

Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
Fine Arts studies, graduated as Meisterschüler


Since 2017 Lectureships for Anatomy and Life Drawing at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle
Workshop and Lecture on Texture and Ornament, Drawing for Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle

2018 Workshop at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana

2013 Lecturer for Drawing / Narrative Objects, 16th International Summer Academy for Visual Arts, Dresden


2020 Project grant from Berlin Reinickendorf district for Republic of the Other (collab Fink/Yu)

2017 Heimat-Stipendium, artist grant for a year-long project from Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

2016 Artist-in-Residence at Axenéo 7, Gatineau, Canada

2014 Art Embassy Artist-in-Residence grant in Goriška Brda, Slovenia, awarded by the German Embassy, Ljubljana

2012 Catalogue grant from Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

2011 shortlisted for Hans Meid Prize, Hamburg

2011 Grant from Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt for ISCP, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

2010 Artist Grant from Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

2009 nominated for the President's Prize of the University of the Arts Berlin


2019 Interiors, Ta(r)dino 6, Baku

2019 Republic of the Other (collab Fink/Trejo/Yu), Gallery 101, Ottawa

2018 Grimm --- ein Archiv, Museum Haldensleben, Haldensleben

2018 Abbildungsversuche von Nicht-Aussprechbarem, Kunstverein Coburg

2018 Die relative Wichtigkeit ziemlich wichtiger Dinge, Anhaltischer Kunstverein, Dessau

2015 It is always immediate, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin

2013 Too Close To Home, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin

2012 Bioterio, Instituto Cultural de León, as part of FIAC, Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, León, Mexico

2012 Xenia Fink - Restrained Whisper, umlaut gallery, Munich

2011 drawings, Galerie Schuster, Miami

2010 Xenia Fink, Galerie Schuster, Berlin

2010 L’Éducation sentimentale, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle


2020 The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Beautiful, Kunstverein Hochrhein

2019 To Be a Woman, Museum of Modern Art, Baku

2019 POSITIONS Art Fair, Berlin Art Week

2018 Germanaijan, Goethe Zentrum, Baku

2018 Warum schreit das ICH so laut. Selbstbildnisse. Anhaltischer Kunstverein, Dessau

2018 Join the Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone Degli Incanti - Ex Pescheria Centrale, Trieste

2018 WonderWomen ART b!tch, Babette, Berlin

2018 Monsters of Drawing, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

2017 Delikat 17, KV Neu Deli, Leipzig

2017 Union Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2017 The Real Estate Show Extended / Berlin, Kunstpunkt, Berlin

2016 H. J. Kristahn and Students, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts AMNUA, Nanjing

2016 If you are dating me you don't need chemicals / Part Two, Niki Elbe / Xenia Fink / Cornelia Renz, KV Neu Deli, Leipzig

2016 KURA Festival, wall drawing: Hell, purgatory and heaven, Wittenberg

2016 If you are dating me you don't need chemicals / Part One: Valley of the Dolls, Niki Elbe / Xenia Fink / Cornelia Renz, SporKlübü, Berlin

2015 You knee them in the chin..., SporKlübü, Berlin

2015 Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art / Germany, mon amour!, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

2015 Wanted, public art project in cooperation with ifa Gallerie, Berlin

2014 Touch, premiere screening at Zebra Film Festival, Berlin

2014 POSITIONS Art Fair, Berlin Art Week

2014 VECTOR, show and book launch, Schau Fenster, Berlin

2014 Body Scriptures, Alter Garnisonfriedhof, Berlin

2013 The Oracle, The Wand, Berlin

2013 16th Summer Academy, Lecturers show, Motorenhalle, Dresden

2013 Unhinged, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

2013 BADH & BSA present VIELZUVIEL!, BADH, Berlin

2012 Ich Bin Ein Berliner, Dezer Schauhalle, Miami

2011/2012 Von hier aus, Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle

2011 Fashion Is For Ugly People, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery, New York

2011 Xenia Fink and Louise Manifold Salon, iscp, New York

2009 New Berlin Generation, Galerie Schuster, Miami

2009 New Berlin Generation, Galerie Schuster, Berlin

2009 Meisterschüler exhibition at University of Arts Berlin

2008 Red House, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2008 Like Her, Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin


INTERIORS exhibition by Xenia Fink in Tar(d)ino 6 Baku. Transitory White, October 16th 2019 https://transitorywhite.com/articles/interiors

Helen Lam: Republic of the Other at Gallery 101. Jan 16, 2019 https://apt613.ca/exhibition-republic-of-the-other/

Matthias Heine: Der Schatz der Brüder in der Börde, Welt am Sonntag, Sept 23, 2018

Grit Warnat: Zeichnerin auf Grimms Spuren. Volksstimme, S. 22 Kultur, Sept 21, 2018

Jochen Berger: Meisterin der Spannung. Coburger Tageblatt, Sept 1, 2018

Matthias Mayer, Becky Howland (eds.): The Real Estate Show Extended. Berlin, 2018

Freistil, Hermann Schmidt Verlag. Mainz, 2017

Germany, mon amour! / Imago Mundi, Map of the New Art. Catalogue, Fondazione Cini, Venice

Marie J. Burrows: Fink What You Like. Art Parasites, January 2015. http://www.artparasites.com/fink-what-you-like/

wagemutig II. Sachsen-Anhalt Art Foundation (ed.), Hasenverlag, Halle, 2014

VECTOR Artists Journal. curators and editors: Peter Gregorio, Javier Barrios, New York, 2014

Xenia Fink Works. Sachsen-Anhalt Art Foundation (ed.), Halle, 2013

Arte a manos llenas. Periodico a.m., Leon, August 12, 2012

wagemutig I. Sachsen-Anhalt Art Foundation (ed.), Distanz Verlag, Berlin, 2011

Hans Meid Preis. Catalogue, Hamburg, 2011

Haustier als Hingucker. Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, December 05, 2011

Onajide Shabaka: Xenia Fink at Galerie Schuster Miami. June 19, 2011 http://miamiartexchange.com/2011/06/xenia-fink-at-galerie-schuster-miami/ 2011

Jan Joswig: Hand gerendert - Xenia Fink. de:bug, Nr. 129 Jan/Feb 2009

Rotes Haus / Red House. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, 2008

In den Tempeln der Nacht. Berliner Zeitung, Aug 12, 2008

Xenia Fink is based in Halle and Berlin.


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