Sarah Lüdemann

works on paper

Return of the Chthonian


solo exhibition (selection)
2016 Ones and Zeros (C), HDLU, Zagreb (HR)
2015 Rise & Fall of an Empire (C), Tofiq House, São Paulo (BR),

group exhibitions & performances (selection)
Art Nomads, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
We All Love Art, (Manifest Performance) Schlachthaus.fresh&fine art, Berlin (DE)
Elevation, KISS, Untergröningen (DE)
This is my land (Manifest Performance), MOMENTUM | Berlin (DE)
Custom Paradise, SomoS, Berlin (DE)
The Pleasure of Love (K), 56th October Salon, Belgrad (RS)
Acciones Performáticas, tres mujeres desde el video, Galería Concreta, Santiago (CL)
Fleischeslust (K), Museum Villa Rot (DE)
MOMENTUM Sammlung, LOOP, Barcelona (SP),
Como diz Outro, Nice Copias – Coletor, São Paulo (BR)
Death & Sexuality (K), FB69 Galerie Kolja Steinrötter, Münster (DE),
Job in progress, UP Gallery, Berlin (DE),
on y danse (Performance), Le lavoir publique & Goethe Institute, Lyon (FR),
Back to Heritage (K), St Donat’s, Zadar (HR)
Thresholds, Trafo, Stettin (PL)

Poetic brutality and hedonistic logic. A psycho-surrealistic plane of total emotion and calculated analysis. Sarah Lüdemann perceives all her works as performed sculptures or transmedial staging, which are manifested in video works, drawings, performance, objects and text and always begin at an autobiographical, an emotionally ambivalent place. Her attraction lies with the shabbiness and historical value of found materials just as much as with the slickness and virginity of bought and specifically designed materials; all her works are sensual, visceral and seductive.

Lüdemann is interested in three aspects: the relationship between the works/the space, the poetics and fabricated narratives; the abject and the grotesque; and the emotive responses of the viewer.

„My current interest is to refine the enmeshment of exhibitions as scenes and performatic narrative as museum guide.“

Within her artistic research Lüdemann studies human manifestations in all their functioning and non-funtioning systems, especially with regards to neuroplasticity, religion and rites, pornografie, psychologie, metaphysics, linguistics and mythology.


* 1981 Köln, lives and works in Berlin & Bremen
2010-11 MA Art (award) Central Saint Martins, London (UK)

Sholarships & Grants
2015 Artist Residency Grant, Tofiq House, São Paulo (BR)
2015 Artist Residency Grant, Artbase Helgeland (NO)
2011 Roger & Sarah Bancroft Clark Charitable Trust Award (UK)
2010 South Square Trust Award (UK)
2010 Fundación Marcelino Botín work stipend (SP)

works in collection
MOMENTUM Worldwide Video Sammlung (DE) / Radialsystem – Jochen Sanding & Sasha Waltz (DE) / Mutzenbacher Restaurant (DE) / Piracy Book Collection, AND Publishing (UK) / Tofiq House (BR) / DesapÉ (BR) / Private Sammlungen in England, Deutschland, Portugal, Israel, Kroatien, Ungarn, Brüssel, USA & Brasilien

2018  A variety of information involving the candidate (with Adrian Brun), Meinblau, Berlin (DE)
Burial Chambers, MOMENTUM | Berlin (DE)

13.07 Artist talk with Nezaket Ekici, Ian Haig, Sarah Lüdemann and guest starring Jan Svankmajer
30.06 This is my Land (Performance), Schlachthaus.fresh&fine art, Berlin (DE)