Jacob’s Dream 2023

Jacob’s Dream 2023

  Installation: Jacob’s DreamDimensions: 400 x 235 x 50 cm (variable)Materials: wire, cord, fabric, threadGroup exhibition: Transvangarde: Free Style CipherVenue: October Gallery London, 2024   Susanne Kessler’s new installation “Jacob’s...

Jerusalem Thorn 2016

  Installation: Jerusalem Thorn Dimensions: 386 x 270 x 275 cm (12 ft.66 in. x 8 ft.38 in. x 9 ft. 02 in.) Materials: wire, tape, fabric, plastic bags, plastic net Group exhibition: Berge versetzen Venue: Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, 2016   A city like...

Jerusalem יְרוּשָׁלַיִם القُدس

  Installation: Jerusalem יְרוּשָׁלַיִם القُدس Years: 2013 -2015 Dimension of the installation (variable): 8,22 m x 5,13 m x 2,53 m (27 ft. 8 in. x 18 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 4 in.) Materials: wire, tape, fabric, plastic netting Venues: “Women call for Peace”, Andrew...
Mapping Jerusalem 2013-2023

Mapping Jerusalem 2013-2023

Mapping JerusalemJerusalem, a geographical gateway between East and West, is home to the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity – the source of both its greatest gifts and its most intractable challenges.What kind of city is this that, on the...
Oceans 2021-2023

Oceans 2021-2023

Oceans In her oceanic research, Susanne Kessler shapes and transforms seascapes, keeping their flow, movement and agitation present and alive. The sea, based on Karl Jaspers is a parable of freedom and transcendence, but you have to endure the fact that there is no...
Borders and Boundless 2017-2023

Borders and Boundless 2017-2023

All Frontiers of the Earth Inventing lines according to aesthetic criteria is Kessler’s specialty. Her “Mappa Mundi“ (2018) shows demarcation lines and the dispersal of boundaries in a crush of lines that distance the heart and mind in order to create a construct that...
All Frontiers of the Earth 2019-2023

All Frontiers of the Earth 2019-2023

All Frontiers of the Earth Dimensions: 300 x 135 cm, d 84 cmMaterial: wire, tape, paper, yarn, netting Exhibition: Susanne Kessler. Cartographic line works, 2023 Venue: Kunstmuseum Bayreuth   All Frontiers of the Earth – Overture (first image) Dimensions:...
Mappa Mundi – Continents 2018

Mappa Mundi – Continents 2018

Mappa Mundi – Continents Dimensions: 14 iron frames in different sizes, wall installation of 800 x 380 cm, d 30 cmMaterial: steel frame, wire, tape, paper, yarn Venue: Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo di Roma, MACRO, 2018...
Europa 2017-2018

Europa 2017-2018

Wall installation Europe, 2018 Dimensions: 220 x 180 cm Material: Stiff coarse and fine soft mesh, wire wrapped with cotton fabric, cut-outs of paper drawings, yarn Exhibition: Susanne Kessler. Odissea, 2018 Venue: Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum, DEThe wall...
Boundless 2022

Boundless 2022

Boundless 10 iron frames hang horizontally from the ceiling on wires at different heights. They float in space, terraced irregularly over an area of 7 x 7 m. The height can vary, here it is 3 m. On this movable steel ensemble are lied the wired drawings of “all the...
Mappa Mundi 2018

Mappa Mundi 2018

Machine embroidery Material: gauze cloths, sewing thread, iron rods, iron mesh, wire Dimensions: 300 cm (variable) x 220 cm depth 100 cm   Exhibition: Mappa Mundi in “Susanne Kessler. Undated” Venue: Kunstverein Lippstadt, DE, 2022   Further...
Odissea 2018

Odissea 2018

Odissea The indoor installation “Odissea” consists out of two wall works, South America and the green and homely isle of Föhr and an installation on the floor, representing the wandering line of the journey there where Atlantic and Pacific meet. All three enter into...
Gold and Tar Project 2011-2017

Gold and Tar Project 2011-2017

The „Gold and Tar Project” offers a visible manifestation of the two poles which characterize human life: gold rains down from a golden cloud while, at the same time, so does the flow of tar. Wealth and happiness are just as fleeting as a cloud, constantly threatened by shadowy perils.

550 x 460 x 350 cm (18’ x 15’ x 11’6”)
Strips of canvas, paper, plastic netting, wire mesh, 2 innersprings of mattress, circuit plastic discs, acrylic paint, bitumen, ink
Venues: Frauenmuseum, Bonn; OSTRALE 14, Dresden
Exhibitions: Moneta. 2011; Ostrale 14

Scudi / Shields 2016

Scudi / Shields 2016

Susanne Kessler’s recent work „Scudi“ is fashioned from organically fragile and technically complex structures. The artist creates a series of poetical networks by means of stratified drawings, shapes and symbols. Three large standing circular structures exhibit...
3 x 7 Hills 2015

3 x 7 Hills 2015

Floor and wall installations at various exhibition locations Dimensions: variable Material: Triangle boxes of Perspex, wood and mirrors. Inside: machine embroideries on cotton fabric, yarn, paper cut outs...
Mäander 2014

Mäander 2014

Dimensions: 49’3” x 31‘2“ x 31’2” Materials: 3 iron rings Ø 9’2”, 2 iron rings Ø 6’7”, 2 iron rings Ø 3’11”, ground mirror 31’2” x 31’2”, strips of canvas, wire lead, cord, cable nets, plastic netting, plastic tubes, muslin, fabric, acrylic paint, bitumen Exhibition:...
The Tower of Marzahn 2011

The Tower of Marzahn 2011

The Tower of Marzahn   In order to solve the housing shortage in East-Berlin, the former capital of the GDR, the district of Marzahn was built up on the eastern periphery of Berlin from 1977 to the end of 1980… The art gallery was planned from the beginning...
In Bilico 2009

In Bilico 2009

(Work in Progress) Dimensions: 250 square meters (820.21 square feet), variable Materials: wire, wire constructs, cord, rope, painted canvas strips, netting, paper cut-outs of drawings, acrylics, graphite, bitumen color, ink Venue: Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, Germany...
Survival Kit 2005

Survival Kit 2005

“Survival Kit”, 2010 Measures: Ø 6m/19.685 ft; height at least 4m/13.123ft (variable) Materials: cotton fabric, cotton ribbons, cords, wire Venue: Tony Cragg Factory, Wuppertal; University of Art Berlin (UdK); Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York    ...
“Room of Evolution”, Teheran 2003

“Room of Evolution”, Teheran 2003

2003 Artist Forum Taleghani, “Room of Evolution”, 21. Fadjr International Theatre Festival, Teheran, IR   Documentation Susanne Kessler. Persian...
Aufflug (Swinging Up), 1998-2001

Aufflug (Swinging Up), 1998-2001

“Aufflug” (Swinging Up) 2001 Installation in a 27 square meter room (88.582 square feet) Materials: 99 kites made of muslin fabric, stretched on tree branches Venue: Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany Exhibition: Susanne Kessler:13 rooms  ...