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About

Halina Kliem is a visual artist based between Los Angeles and Berlin.

Halina Kliem studied photography, video and sound at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, Pittsburg and earned her MA degree in Fine Arts and Visual Culture Studies at the College of Fine Arts Berlin, with Professor Katharina Sieverding, in 2007. Her work was recently exhibited at the Neue Aachener Kunstverein (2018), Fitzpatrick-Leland House - MAK Center, Los Angeles (2017) and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2014). In 2015 she received the working grant for her ongoing project Atlas of Iceland’s plant life with a pinhole camera in Iceland. In November 2013 she was invited by the Israeli Center for Digital Art to begin her Translation Project in Tel Aviv, near the Holon neighborhood. Later that year she received a grant from the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen to conceive a project titled Beyond the Ancient and the New in Kunming, China. In December 2011 and 2012, she was awarded the Chancellery of Berlin Senate's Cultural Exchange Scholarship for Xiamen, China. She has exhibited at Pace Gallery, New York, Kunstmuseum Bonn, NGBK, Berlin, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, NewYork, Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 6. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle and Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg. Halina works with photography, video and sound. She is interested in the variations and gaps that occur within language and communication. Her text videos and installations deal with questions of artistic ideation and organizing one’s own work as an artist. Inner monologues or open-ended stories are combined with questions regarding the authentic or autobiographical content. She builds sets which use found, often neglected materials which are constructed using available elements and serendipity.