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. Today, she uses fragments of different realities to examine the possibilities of knowledge transfer – that is: to tell stories.
She founded and is running 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
2016   Yearly Working Stipend- Arbeitsstipendium KUNSTFONDS Bonn
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

Performance-Lecture at Fondation Cartier Paris

Maltese Confabulations, BLITZ, Valletta, Malta
Performance-Lecture “VALLETTA” at BLITZ, Valletta

Visite Surprise at Musée Malraux, Le Havre

Centre d’art contemporain Le Quartier, Quimper
Kunstverein INGAN, Berlin
Greusslich Contemporary, Berlin

Performance-Tour “Visite Surprise SERVICE”, Museum of Ethnography Hamburg, in exhibition “Wahlverwandtschaften”, on invitation of Peter Herbstreuth
Performance-Tour “Visite Surprise” Artconnexion – Lille (F)
Performance-Lecture 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 – NGBK Berlin
Performance-Lecture – Menoparkas, Kaunas
Performance-Lecture – Simultanhalle Köln
Performance-Tour – “Visite Surprise Albertinum”, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden
Performance-Lectures. Festival Antipodes’10, Brest
Performance-Lecture – Deutsches Haus, New York

Performance-Lecture – ICCA Bukarest

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

Performance-Lecture – 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 – monatlich im centre d’art passerelle, Brest
Parcours Urbain – Performanceführungen im Stadtraum von Brest
Performanceführung – Centre d’Art “Le Quartier”, Quimper (F)
There`s a new light shining in your eyes – Performancetheater HGB Leipzig

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

Lesung – UdK Berlin

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


Group Exhibitions and Screenings (Selection)

Give Us The Future, Sennatsstipendiaten Berlin, NBK Berlin
One-Eyed Date, Autocenter Berlin
Saison Video Lille
Herz, Reiz & Gefühl. Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Saison Vidéo Lille
Biennale de Lyon – Nuit Résonance
Vis-à-vis Videoscreening – Art Claims Impulse und berlinerpool, Berlin
centre d’art passerelle, Brest

La Caravane, Biennale de Rennes
Wahlverwandtschaften – Völkerkundemuseum Hamburg
Saison Vidéo Lille
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

Before Exhibition Gallery Budapest

Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrom Berlin – NGBK und Kunstraum Kreuzberg
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrom Berlin – Kaunas Menoparkas
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrom Berlin – ICCA Bukarest

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