Transitions - Drawing and Space

This drawing workshop will explore spaces of transition in urban Berlin and will experiment with drawing in an open interpretive manner. The emphasis will be on practical artistic work paired with critical discourse.

In an introductory event we will exchange our various ideas on transit spaces and drawing process. Transitions between inside and outside, between here and there, in the actual urban world and mental space - where interspace, movements, traces, boarders and its exceedances can matter.

We will then in mutual exchange agree on the way we want to deal with the subject and what places to work with.

From our starting point at the University of the Arts in Berlin we explore the city, explore the urban space. We will begin in the neighborhood and expand the circle day by day in our search for spaces of transition. 

The working periods will be combined with studio visits of Berlin based artists and/or exhibition visits. 

This course is suitable for people with artistic backgrounds e.g. in Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Visual Communication or even Dance and for people who are generally interested in experimenting with different drawing techniques. 

Pauline Kraneis

1970             Born in London, UK, grew up in

                     Stuttgart, Germany 

1992-99        Universität der Künste Berlin, MA

1996/98        Glasgow School of Art 


Scholarships & Awards 

1999-2001    Studio grant, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin

2000             Goldrausch XII, Berlin senkte

2001             Kunstfonds Foundation scholarship

2002             Scholarship of the Berlin State Office for Science,

                     Research and Culture

2003             Artist in residence at Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede

2006             GASAG promotion award

2009             Scholarship of the Berlin State Office for Science,

                     Research and Culture

2009             CPH AIR, Copenhagen, DK

2009             SAIR, Sølyst artist in residence, Denmark

2012             1st prize / public art competition BTU Cottbus

                     (with Nikolas Theilgaard)



since 2010    Lecturer for drawing, department of Fine Art,

                     University of the Arts Berlin

2015/26        Lecturer for drawing Künstlerische Grundlagen,

                     University Kassel

2012             Guestlecturer at Art Academy Nanjing, China

2011/12        Guestprofessor for drawing and painting at

                     Brandenburgisch TU Cottbus

2008 - 12      Lecturer for drawing at Art Academy Stuttgart

                     (architecture department)


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2015             Verschnitt, Espace Surplus LeGrand, Berlin

2013             Fast nah genug, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin

2010             Metes and bounds, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin

                     (with Catherine Bertola)

2009             Ortswechsel, Cuxhavener Kunstverein

2008             Passagen, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin

2007             Espace Surplus, Berlin (with Erik Göngrich)

2006             Countdown, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin (with Jens Reinert)

2005             Kasseler Kunstverein (with Wolfgang Kaiser), Galerie Fricke

2004             Andernorts, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin stars & stripes VIII

2002             Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf (with Lucy Harvey) Gelände

2001             Pauline Kraneis | Zeichnungen, Ausstellung im Kabinett,






Run period:
10.07.2017 – 14.07.2017
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 460

Min. number of participants:
Max. number of participants:

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