In den Zonen des Zwielichts / Amid the Zones of Twilight, in: Katharina Kohl. Personalbefragung. Innere Sicherheit: Personnel Survey. Homeland Security / dt./engl.

Autor*innen: Michael Behn, Belinda Grace Gardner, Dagrun Hintze, Manfred J. Holler, Elfriede Jelinek [und weitere], Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2020, S. 106–117.


Annette Meincke-Nagy. Touchable / dt./engl.

Autorin: Belinda Grace Gardner, Interfaces innerer Verfassungen / Interfaces of Inner States, Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2020, 

S. 5–9 / S. 13–16. 

Akute Explosionsgefahr / Explosion Hazard, in: Counter Culture: 25 years Sammlung Falckenberg: objects and installations / Deichtorhallen Hamburg ; Dirk Luckow, Goesta Diercks; German/Engl.

Authors: Harald Falckenberg, Belinda Grace Gardner, Dirk Luckow, Stephanie Regenbrecht,

Cologne: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, 2020, pp. 170–174.

Nachbilder einer erweiterten Wirklichkeit / Afterimages of an Extended Reality, in: Im Sprung. Elisabeth Wagner;

Texts, German/Engl.: Belinda Grace Gardner, Michael Hübl

Freiburg i. Br.: modo verlag, 2020, s.p.

Belinda Grace Gardner: Nachtflug – Achim Hoopsʼ helldunkle Schau-Plätze des modernen Lebens, in: Achim Hoops. Display, Ausst.-Kat. (Galerie im Marstall, Ahrensburg: 2018), hrsg. v. Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn, Hamburg 2018, S. 11. 

Belinda Grace Gardner

Transitorisch: Strategien gegen die Vergänglichkeit

Gestaltgebungen des Ephemeren in der Gegenwartskunst von Meret Oppenheim bis Christian Boltanski


As an essential dynamic of our human existence and of our fundamentally ephemeral time, the TRANSITORY becomes manifest in contemporary art. The publication explores the work of 14 international artists who in shaping the ephemeral are imbuing it with varying degrees of permanence.   Central themes running through their aesthetic approaches are a keen engagement with the human condition and existential figurations of the ephemeral and the transitory, in which both the cycles of life and evanescence and the transcendent energies of empathy, love, and collective  participation are activated.




Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2017,

312 pages, cart., num. ill. in b/w and color (language: German).

ISBN 978-3-8376-3767-0 http://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3767-0/transitorisch-strategien-gegen-die-vergaenglichkeit


transmediale festival Berlin, Feb. 2017: lounge at the HKW with participants of the seminar: HI/STORIES. The Art of Recollection,

(fall 2016/2017, HFBK Hamburg)

 Leuphana University, Lüneburg 

(Complimentary Studies,

Perspective: Art and Aesthetics)


 Seminar topics (selection):


  • Im Ausnahmezustand. Die Kunst entwickelt neue Aktionsräume / In a State of Exception. Art Is Developing New Spaces for Action (Sprint 2020)
  • Social Interventions. Kunst in öffentlichen Räumen heute / Art in Public Spaces Today (Spring 2019)
  • Störungen im System. Die 10. Berlin Biennale richtet sich gegen Hierarchien der Macht / Subverting the System. The 10th Berlin Biennale Counters Hierarchies of Power (Spring 2018)
  • Picturing Reality. (Bild-) Konstruktionen der Wirklichkeit / Pictorial Constructions of Reality (Spring 2017)
  • The Art of Intervention. Kunst in öffentlichen Räumen heute / Art in Public Spaces Today (Fall 2015/2016)
  • (Ge-)Schichten der Stadt. Die 8. Berlin Biennale 2014 als Brennspiegel historischer Prozesse / (Hi)stories of the City. The 8th Berlin Biennale 2014 as a Refracting Mirror of Historical Processes (Spring 2014)
  • Shaping the Ephemeral. Strategies of Representing the Intangible in Contemporary Art (in Engl. / Fall 2013/2014)
  • TRASH. 'Low Culture' als ästhetischer Katalysator in der Kunst der Gegenwart / ‘Low culture’ as an Aesthetic Catalyst in Contemporary Art (Spring 2013)
  •  Politics. Die Kunst der Einmischung / The Art of Interference /project seminar, in cooperation, among others with the artist and initiator of the international artists’ network Galerie für Landschaftskunst Till Krause (Fall 2012/2013)
  • Zwischen Höhle und Raumschiff: (Rück)Blick auf die dOCUMENTA (13) /           Between Cave and Spaceship: (Re-) Viewing dOCUMENTA (13) (Spring 2012)
  • (post-)SURreal. die Kunst der anderen Realitäten / The Art of Creating Alternative Realities (Fall 2011/2012) 

Field trips (selection): 


10th Berlin Biennale (2018;) 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); dOCUMENTA (13) (2012).



Hamburg University of Fine Arts (HFBK) (2009–2017):


  • POST-TRUTH. Reassessing Un/Realities in Current Art (SoSe 2017)
  • HI/STORIES. The Art of Recollection (WiSe 2016/2017)
  • NON/SENSE. Strategies of the Subversive from DADA to (Cyber) Punk (SoSe 2016)
  • Re/writing Reality. Constructions of Reality (WiSe 2015/2016)
  • Under Construction. Imag(in)ing Identity (SoSe 2015)
  • Beyond Boundaries. New Concepts of Identity, Territory, and Place (WiSe 2014/2015)
  • Danger Zones. Reflecting States of Emergency in Art Today (SoSe 2014)
  • Enigmatic Systems. Tracing the Mysterious, Magical, and Intangible in Art through the Ages (WiSE 2013/2014)
  • The Aesthetics of Failure (SoSe 2013)
  • Trash Culture – from Duchamp to Jeremy Deller (WiSe 2012/2013)

Collaborative exhibitions with students in the context of HFBK seminars:


IMAG(IN)ING IDENTITY: Juni 2015; THE LOGIC OF MAGIC: Feb. 2014; TRASH / HSART. Crossover-Strategies in Current Art: Feb. 2013; SHIFTED REALITIES. (Post-)Surreal Art Today: Feb. 2012. (All: Frappant Galerie, Hamburg).


Field trips (selection):


documenta 14, Kassel (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); transmediale-Festival, Berlin (2016/2017); 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); 7. Berlin Biennale (2012); 4th Bucharest Biennale (2010).






Exhibition: June 2019

Frappant Gallery, Hamburg


The phenomena of dissolution and dissipation that permeate our present-day world form the ephemeral coordinates of RADICAL TWILIGHT. Expeditions into the Gray Zones of Reality. The point of departure is the rapid acceleration of our everyday environment, which is becoming increasingly elusive. The exhibition explores the blind spots beyond the data highways and smooth user interfaces, tracing the hidden realities and truths behind the omnipresent flow of images and words. In the gray zones and parallel dimensions on the edges and undersides of reality, the contours pof perception grow sharper: the uncanny, the hidden, the mysterious, and the opaque manifest themselves as sites of reflection and friction that lead to an enhanced state of lucidity.


Participating artists: Maksim Artemiev, Ina Arzensek, Gleb Bas, Sarah-Christina Benthien, Carly May Borgstrom, Peter Boué, Kyung-hwa Choi-ahoi, Dorothee Daphi, Cordula Ditz, Friedrich Einhoff, Christiany Erler, Jasmine Fan, Uli M. Fischer, Jivan Frenster, Thomas Jefferson Gardner,  Julia Gröning, Hinrich Gross, Ole Henrik Hagen, Dorothea Heinrich, Anke Herrmann, Achim Hoops, Daniel Jasser, Hannimari Jokinen, Andrija Jovanović, Ralf Jurszo, Naho Kawabe, Katharina Kohl, Joschka Korn, Lumi Lausas, Jochen Lempert, Almut Linde, Filipe Lippe, Marc Lüders, Chantal Maquet, Matthias Meyer, Sabine Mohr, Luka Papić / Branka Majstorovic, Daniel Puiggròs Coll, Thomas Rieck, Alexander Rischer, Diana Sánchez, Susanne Sander, Patrícia Sanhudo, Sylvia Schultes, Jana Schumacher, Aron Sekelj, Silke Silkeborg, Malte Stienen, Klara Stoyanova, Youssef Tabti, Nikos Valsamakis


Curator: Belinda Grace Gardner