Kim Collmer is an American artist based in Cologne, Germany. Using video, installation, and collage, her work often pays tribute to forgotten “futuristic” spaces, questioning notions of progress. Collmer explores these environs through expansive use of materials that she further manipulates using editing and compositional strategies. Her work has been described as having "an epic sweep" by the New York Times, and she has been compared to Alexander Calder for the childlike charm of her films by the New Yorker.

Collmer earned her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Art History and German Studies (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She currently lectures at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College, and the Universität der Künste Berlin. For four years she was a Guest Professor specializing in New Media at the Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall. Collmer has exhibited her work and films internationally, including White Columns, New York, the Arsenal, Berlin, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Temporary Gallery in Köln. A selection of her collages are represented by Art Piq, an online gallery based in Düsseldorf.

Kim works on collaborations with musicians and artists creating music videos, live video performances, artworks, and animations. Please contact her to commission her for a project or to work together.


Atelier-Quartier am Hafen


January-February, 2019 Solo exhibition, Q18 Gallery, Quartier am Hafen



encrypted letter, ink, dot matrix paper, 1m x 1,5m, 2018


blanket forum

blanket forum, ink, acrylic, paper (Art Forum 1973), 1m x 1m, 20



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