Bettina Hutschek (* 1977) is a Visual Artist, Curator and Videographer who lives and works between Berlin and Malta. She studied Fine Arts, Art History and Philosophy in Florence, Augsburg, Berlin, Barcelona and Leipzig and spent one year as Visiting Scholar at TISCH, NYU. In 2017, she co-curated together with Raphael Vella the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia. Today, she uses fragments of different realities to examine the possibilities of knowledge transfer – that is: to tell stories.
She is founder and director of FRAGMENTA Malta, a project to organize pop-up exhibitions in the public space of the Maltese Islands.


2008 – 2009   Visiting Scholar, TISCH School of the Arts, Department of Performance Studies NYU. New York City
2005 – 2007   Meisterschüler Fine Arts (MFA). HGB Leipzig
2000 – 2004   Fine Arts (Prof. Lothar Baumgarten). UdK Berlin and Universitat de Barcelona
1998 – 2002   Study of Art History, Philosophy and Comparative. Universität Augsburg and Humboldt-Universität Berlin
1997 – 1998   Study of Art History and Etching. Florence, Italy


Grants/ Awards

2018  Berlin Senate Cultural Exchange Stipend for Istanbul (6 months) 
2016  KUNSTFONDS Bonn. Yearly Working Stipend- Arbeitsstipendium
2015   Malta Arts Fund
2014   Malta Arts Fund
2013   Yearly Working Stipend- Arbeitsstipendium Berliner Senat
2013   Malta Film Fund
2012 – 2013   Residency at Pole Max Jacob, Quimper (F)
2011   Goldrausch Berlin – Professional Development Course
2011   Malta Arts Fund (with AP)
2010   DAAD–Scholarship
2010   Transient Spaces Research and Production Grant, uqbar Berlin
2009   Aide à la production, DRAC Bretagne
2008   Aide à la Création, Conseil Général Finistère, Brittany
2007   Jury-Award (Prix de la Jury), Jeune Creation Paris, Novembre 2007
2007   Leonardo da Vinci – Scholarship


Solo Exhibitions and Performances

Visite Surprise: Holistic HanaHana Tour – Cappadox Festival (Curated by Fulya Erdemci)

HAUS 209 – uqbar Berlin

Performance-Lecture VALLETTA at Fondation Cartier Paris
Performance-Lecture VALLETTA – HilbertRaum, Berlin

Maltese Confabulations, Solo Show at BLITZ, Valletta, Malta
Performance-Lecture VALLETTA at BLITZ, Valletta
Visite Surprise ‘ART CAN HEAL’ at Musée Malraux, Le Havre

YS – or: Doubts about the notion of Reality. Solo Show. Centre d’art contemporain Le Quartier, Quimper
YS. Solo Show. Greusslich Contemporary, Berlin

Performance-Tour Visite Surprise SERVICE, Museum of Ethnography Hamburg, in exhibition “Wahlverwandtschaften”, on invitation of Peter Herbstreuth
Performance-Tour Visite Surprise, on invitation of Artconnexion – Lille (F)
Performance-Lecture NEWYORK at Altes Finanzamt, Neukölln, Berlin

Performance-Tour Visite Surprise ‘Real Estate’ – Kunstverein Tiergarten/ Galerie Nord Berlin

NEW YORK – BREST – VENEZIA – solo exhibition at Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
NEW YORK – BREST – VENEZIA – solo exhibition at centre d’art passerelle, Brest
Performance-Lecture BUCURESTI – NGBK Berlin
Performance-Lecture BUCURESTI – Menoparkas, Kaunas
Performance-Lecture NEWYORK – Simultanhalle Köln
Performance-Tour Visite Surprise Albertinum, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden. On invitation of Elodie Evers
Performance-Lecture NEWYORK. Festival Antipodes’10, Brest
Performance-Lecture BREST – Deutsches Haus, New York
Performance-Lecture BUCURESTI – ICCA Bukarest

Performance-Lecture NEWYORK – at EXHIBTION, New York
Performance-Lecture BREST – Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
Performance-Lecture BREST – Stony Brooks University Long Island
Performance-Lecture BREST – NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Performance-Lecture BREST – Art-O-Rama, Friche Belle du Mai, Marseille
Performance-Tour Visite Surprise EDF at Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
Parcours Urbain – Performance Tours in the public space of Brest, on a monthly basis
TRANSIT – Solo exhibition at Galerie ACDC, Brest

Visite Surprise – monthly at centre d’art passerelle, Brest, in the ongoing exhibitions
Visite Surprise “Art of War” – Centre d’Art “Le Quartier”, Quimper (F)

Hand-Lesen– 3 Tage palm reading, UdK Berlin, Juli 2004
Die verborgene Tat– palm reading for the public, Kunstverein Langenhagen
Performance-Tour,  Rheinschau (Art Cologne) Köln; on invitation of R&B Verlag/M 29, Köln

Guided Tour through the academy – Performance UdK Berlin
Guided Tour: Art is art– Performance: Art Guide Skoki, Polen
Performance-Tour “HEILBAD“, Stadtbad Oderberger Strasse, Berlin (15.-20.6.)


Group Exhibitions and Screenings (Selection)

Desert Island – Malta Contemporary Art. Curated by Mark Mangion
Dahar Madwarha – Capital of Culture-exhibition Valletta, Malta. Curated by Maren Richter
The Broom of the System – Nieuwe Vide, Netherlands

NeighborsVÖGELE Kulturzentrum Pfäffikon (CH)
Armel Beaufils, le Regard des femmes – sur invitation de Sharon Kivland, Saint-Briac-sur-Mer/ FRAC Bretagne
Valletta – Ideal City, Colonial Capital, Gentle Metropolis –Exhibition at the European Parliament Bruxelles 

Crosswords – Galerie Jordan/ Seydoux, Berlin
Crosswords – LAGE EGAL Berlin
Valletta Film Festival – Special Mention Short Film Jury
Scottish Society of Artists – Invited Guest

Verfremdet = Neu Erfundenat Hilbertraum Berlin 
The Culture of Aging St. James Cavallier, Valletta, Malta
Good Walls Make Good Neighbors – St. James Cavallier, Valletta, Malta

Give Us The Future – Sennatsstipendiaten Berlin, NBK Berlin
One-Eyed Date –Autocenter Berlin
Saison Video Lille
Herz, Reiz & Gefühl – Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig
Es werde Licht – Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

Saison Vidéo Lille
Biennale de Lyon – Nuit Résonance
Vis-à-vis Videoscreening – Art Claims Impulse und berlinerpool, Berlin

La Caravane, Screening at Biennale de Rennes
Wahlverwandtschaften – Group Exhibition at Völkerkundemuseum Hamburg
Saison Vidéo Lille – screening
Hamburg Int. Kurz Film Festival
XXIII International Festival of Archaeological Film, Rovereto
Galeria Valle Orti, Valencia
Kinemastik Int. Short Film Festival, Malta
The Rescue of the Effects – General Public, Berlin

Tales of the City – Before Exhibition Gallery Budapest

Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrom Berlin. Traveling group Exhibition at NGBK und Kunstraum Kreuzberg, at Kaunas Menoparkas (Lithuania) and at ICCA Bukarest (RO), curated by Antje Weitzel and Marina Sorbello

Last Day of Magic at the 53rd Venice Biennial’s official satellite project “Détournement, Venice 2009”
Un-/ Gekerbtes – Group Exhibition at Lothringer 13, München
Outers Space ou The Drake Equation – Group Exhibition at Galerie ACDC, Bordeaux

Module – Palais du Tokyo, Paris
FIAC Paris
Centre d’Art Quimper
Jeune Creation Paris
ALLES – die Columbus Sammlung – Columbus Art Foundation
Dark Ages – Leipzig, Leipziger Kreis
Meisterschülerausstellung – HGB Leipzig

Jeune Creation – La Bellevilloise, Paris – Preis der Jury 2007
+10 – Columbus Art Foundation Ravensburg
Biennale de St. Brieuc – St. Brieuc, Bretagne
Birds of a Feather – Galerie ACDC Brest
?Révolution! – Centre d`Art passerelle, Brest
Dokumentar- und Videofilmfest Kassel
Slick VIDEOArt 07
20eme Instants Vidéo, Marseille
Centre d’art Quimper
Aires de Conflu(x)ences à Luxembourg
Kurzfilmfestival NoBudget, Heilbronn

Eine Frage nach der Geste – Group Exhibition. Opernhaus Leipzig
Utopia – HGB Leipzig
Outliners – Projekt des Berliner Pool
Raumvermittlung – ein /D/O/C/K-Projekt, HGB Leipzig
Open Office – R&B Verlag/M 29, Köln

Erzähl mal was … – Kunstverein Langenhagen

BOOKIES – R&B Verlag/M 29, Köln

Museums Project – Intervention in one room of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venedig, 30.11. until 5.12.200


Contributions in Books, Catalogues and Magazines:

  • Homo Melitensis – an incomplete inventory in 19 chapters. Mousse Publishing Biennale Arte 2017
  • Maltese Confabulations. Artist Book, 2014
  • Give Us The Future. Senatsstipendiaten 2013. NBK, Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2014
  • Herz, Reiz & Gefühl. Exhibition Catalogue Leipzig. Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2014
  • PATRON Magazine Valletta 2014
  • Wahlverwandtschaften. Imaginationen des Nomadischen. Hg. Peter Herbstreuth. Gudrun Schröder Verlag Leipzig, 2012
  • Transgressive Tales. Queering the Grimms. Wayne State University Press, 2012
  • A Printed Thing, AP+ Malta 2012
  • TRANSFER. Beiträge zur Kunstvermittlung N. 8. Schöppinger Forum der Kunstvermittlung, – Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, 2011
  • CONFABULATIONS. Annotations to History. Einzelkatalog – Goldrausch 2011 UNCOMMON Malta. Miranda Books, Malta 2010
  • Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome, ed. Antje Weitzel + Marina Sorbello. Argobooks Berlin 2010
  • Stories from the City. Before Exhibition Gallery Budapest 2011
  • Entretien Bettina Hutschek. Espace Digital Sporadique, 2008
  • +10/2007. Columbus Art Foundation, 2007 Frauen Kunst Wissenschaft. Heft 36, Dez. 2003