Born in Lithuania, Violeta Vollmer graduated in fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts and was set free by the end of Soviet dictatorship. Driven by the effects of globalization, living and working in numerous states on three continents and being a migrant herself, she investigates herself and a variety of materials and techniques (photography, painting, video art) to express herself on her continued journey. Her art tries to deconstruct the changing realities around her by grapping their icons to create her own narrative on segments of the global subconscious – thus transforming memories of her past into a very personal myth. Given that life is a drama everybody participates in either as a spectator or an actor, she does not allow herself to be kicked around! Acting as an artist she simultaneously acts a performer!

Born in Lithuania, Violeta Vollmer graduated in fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts and was set free by the end of Soviet dictatorship. Driven by the effects of globalization, living and working in numerous states on three continents and being a migrant herself, she investigates herself and a variety of materials and techniques (photography, painting, video art) to express herself on her continued journey. Her art tries to deconstruct the changing realities around her by grapping their icons to create her own narrative on segments of the global subconscious – thus transforming memories of her past into a very personal myth. Given that life is a drama everybody participates in either as a spectator or an actor, she does not allow herself to be kicked around! Acting as an artist she simultaneously acts a performer!

Curriculum Vitae

1966               Born in Siauliai, Lithuania

1976-1980     Children’s Art School, Siauliai, Lithuania

1980-1985     Kaunas School of Arts, Kaunas, Lithuania. Studies in Art and Design

1985-1990     Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. Studies in Fine and Applied Arts (cum laude)

1990-1993     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Kaunas, Lithuania

1994-1996     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Hamburg

1997-2004     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005-2007     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Hamburg, Germany

2007-2010     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Windhoek, Namibia

2011-2014     Lived and worked as a free Artist in Hamburg, Germany

Since 2014    Lives and works as a free Artist in Königs Wusterhausen near Berlin, Germany

Own Exhibitions

2021              Mit dem Bleistift durch die Natur (Here: A series of  graphical studies on cacti and other succulents in Southern Africa and South America) Gallery at the Botanical Garden, Dresden, Germany

2020              Die Liebenden (A series of illustrations for Bertolt Brecht’s poem “The Lovers“) Bad Saarow, Diensdorf-Radlow, Germany

2019              „Das Eigene und das Fremde“ (“The Familiar and the Foreign“), Eichwalde, Germany

2017              Open Atelier Vollmer, Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

2015              Open Atelier Vollmer, Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

2000-2003   Gallery Synergetic Arts, Martinez, Pv. de Buenos Aires, Argentina

1997-1999    Gallery Synergetic Arts, Martinez, Pv. de Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996              Atelierhof Hillebrecht, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Germany

1996              Gallery Benario Werke, Auguststraße, Berlin-Mitte, Germany

 

Awards and Scholarships:

2021              Project grant  /  scholarship by the state of Brandenburg, Germany

2020              Project grant  /  scholarship by the state of Brandenburg, Germany

2018              Art Prize Brandenburg, 2nd place, Wildau, Germany

2013              Honorary Prize, Kunstgeflecht e.V., Art Assoziation Rhein-Sieg Kreis, Germany

2007              Nominated for the Award of the Altonale, Hamburg, Germany

 

Participation in Exhibitions

2020-2021    Scout, Galleri Heike Arndt DK , Kettinge, Denmark

2020              Corona and Climate Crisis, Gallery Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany

2020              Fresh Legs Berlin, Galerie Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany

2020              Fabrics of Memory, participation in Lee Mingwei’s exhibition: Gifts and Rituals, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

2019              Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis exhibition, Neuhardenberg Castle, Germany

2019              Night and Day, Courts of Justice, Berlin, Germany

2019              Art A10, Wildau, Germany

2018              Night and Day, Courts of Justice, Berlin, Germany

2018              Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis exhibition, Neuhardenberg Castle, Germany

2017              Night and Day, Courts of Justice, Berlin, Germany

2017              Dreams and symbols, OnArt Gallery, Florence, Italy

2016              Other identity, Loggia della Mercanzia, Genoa, Italy

2016              Teltow Art-Sunday, Teltow, Germany

2015              Art and Flowers at the Theatre, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany

2015              Teltow Art-Sunday, Teltow, Germany

2015              Art in the Quadrangle, Verticale Gallery, Lübben, Germany

2014              Luz y el Agua, Sala de Exposiciones, Blanca, Murcia, Spain

2014              Teltow Art-Sunday, Teltow, Germany

2012              2. Bienale, Great Art Exhibition Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

2012              Documenta 13, Performance, Transformation I–IV, 27.07.21, Pavillion 42, at the invitation of Prof. Steve Kurtz (USA) and the Critical Arts Ensemble (CAE), Kassel, Germany

2007              Altonale, Hamburg, Germany

2006              Elbart, Old Elb Tunnel, Hamburg, Germany

1999              Transit Exhibition, Alliance Française double locations, Belgrano and Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1998              Al agua, Espacio Giesso Reich, San Telmo,Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996              3. Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature, Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada

1996              Printing and Book Art, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany

1996               3. International Book Art Biennale, Horn by Vienna, Austria

1996              Gallery Gedok, St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany

1994              Ethnology Museum at Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany

1993              Ethnology Museum at Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany

1992              Discoveries, Art and Design from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at Northeuropean Artisian Fair, Hamburg, Germany

 

Publications

2020              Catalog Fresh Legs, Galerie Heike Arndt,Berlin, Germany

2019              Catalog on the occasion of the awarding of the Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis at the Castle of Neuhardenberg,  Neuhardenberg, Germany

2018              Catalog on the occasion of the awarding of the Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis at the Castle of Neuhardenberg,  Neuhardenberg, Germany

26.03.2019   Märkische Allgemeine Newspaper and MAZ-online https://www.maz-online.de/Lokales/Dahme-Spreewald/Eichwalde/Eichwalde-Violeta-Vollmer-zeigt-ihre-Kranich-Zeichnungen 

13.02.2019  Märkische Oder Newspaper https://www.moz.de/nachrichten/kultur/ausstellung-befluegelt-vom-weltgeschehen-49220700.html

13.08.2018  Märkische Oder Zeitung

22.08.2017  Märkische Allgemeine Newspaper, front page and p.18 https://www.moz.de/nachrichten/kultur/ausstellung-kunst-in-grossaufnahme-49046668.html

2016              Catalog, Other Identity, Loggia della Mercanzia, Genova

2016              https://www.themammothreflex.com/mostre-fotografiche/2016/01/27/other-identity-mostra-genova/

2016              Other Identity, Web Catalog , http://otheridentity.wixsite.com/official

 

2016              Il  Seccolo XIX, 5. Febbraio 2016, Other Identity, p.33, Genova, Italy

2015              Märkische Allgemeine Newspaper (MAZ), Dahmeland–Fläming, 21.11.2015, p.24

2015              Žmonės Nr.33, Lituanian Magazine, p.93-105

2014              Edition S7 of the Kunstgeflecht  Magazine “RHEIN !”

2013              Special edition S3 of the Kunstgeflecht Magazine “RHEIN !”

1999              Transit Exhibition at the Alliance Francaise, in the weekly  Argentinisches Tageblatt, 04.09.1999

1997              Forum Book Art, Compendium of Contemporary Fine Prints, Artists Books, Broadsides, Portfolios and Book Objects, edited by  Heinz Stefan Bartkowiak ,15th Edition, p.542-548, Hamburg 1997

1996              Par Excellence, Catalogue Nr.3, Northeuropean Artisian Fair (Nordeuropäische Handwerkshanse), edited by the Camber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer), Hamburg

1996              Violeta Vollmer im Atelierhof Hillebrecht , District Lüchow-Dannenberg, in the daily newspaper Niedersächisches Tageblatt, 21.05.1996

1992              Catalogue, Discoveries, Art and Design from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the Northeuropean Artisian Fair (Nordeuropäische Handwerksmesse), 1992, edited by Antje Mittelberg for the Culture Department of the Senate of Hamburg in the name of Senator Dr. Christina Weiß with the support of the Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg)