To Protect Us From What We Seek, graphite on paper, 152 x 250cm, 2020.


LUCIA KEMPKES (born 1988 in Xanten, Germany)
lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Founder of Mindscape Universe, an international art collective with a project space in Berlin (2014-2019).


2007/08 Philosophy and Biology studies at Freie Universität Berlin
2008 Fine arts studies at Universität der Künste Berlin
2011 BFA Fine Arts and Philosophy at UdK and FU Berlin
2012 Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts New York City
2014 Meisterschüler of UdK Berlin


2023 Awarded with a NeustartPlus Stipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds
2022 Awarded a Prototyping x Sustainability Stipendium by UdK Berlin
2022 Awarded with a EHF 2010 Arbeitsstipendium by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V
2021 Awarded a Recherchestipendium by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa 
2020 Awarded a Neustart Kultur Stipendium by Stiftung Kunstfonds
2020 Nominated for the STRABAG Artaward International
2019 Awarded with a grant by Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung Berlin
2017 Awarded the Specific Award of The Others Artfair Torino
2017 Nominated for the prize Kahnweiler Preis.
2015 Nominated for the prize Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten (UdK).
2015 Nominated for the prize Kunst und Konstrukt.
2015 Awarded with a grant by the Richard Thomas Foundation London.


2021 Artist in Residency, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Schwitzerland.
2018 Research Residency with Aniko M.E.Boehler, Marrakech, Morocco.
2016 SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.
2015 Artist in Residence, Pioneer Works, New York City, USA.


Musée Boucharouite, Marrakesh
The Harvest Art Collection, Berlin
Richard Thomas Foundation, London
Artothek, Kommunale Galerie Berlin



To Protect Us From What We Seek, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin,Germany.
A Stream Of Thoughts To Detach Us From The Current, MMXX, Berlin, Germany.
A Stream Of Thoughts To Detach Us From The Current, HEIT, Berlin, Germany.

A Stream Of Thoughts To Detach Us From The Current, Rote Fabrik, Zürich.

To Protect Us From What We Seek, New Viewings, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, (online Exhibition).

Lucia Kempkes, Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung, Berlin, Germany.
I Wish I Could Climb. Proceeding in Landscape, BitCorp for Art, Milano, Italy.
I Wish I Could Climb. Prologue – Home, Galerie F + M Fricke, Berlin, Germany.

Parallax: Moräne, Galerie F + M Fricke, Berlin, Germany.
Parallax: Rauch, Kunstverein Xanten, Germany.

Parallax: Tal, DISPLAY, Berlin, Germany.

Le Petit No. 4, Espace Surplus, Berlin, Germany.

Marry Me?, Galerie Braennen, Berlin, Germany.
Mindscape Universe, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris, France.
Letting Grow, Espace Surplus, Berlin, Germany.

ohne Titel - Lucia Kempkes, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Berlin, Germany.


rewind:reset, Lucia Kempkes | Marco Leitermann, r52l, Berlin, Germany.

Mount Analogue, Ossian Fraser | Lucia Kempkes, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.

How many layers does the world have right now?
Lucia Kempkes | Tim Wulff, The Others Art Fair Specific Selection, Turin, Italy.

Parallax: Fata Morgana, Lucia Kempkes | Tim Wulff, SLEEP CENTER, New York City, USA

Parallax: Ebene, Lucia Kempkes | Stefan Maier, 67, New York City, USA.

Topografien, Lucia Kempkes | Shigeru Takato, Galerie Splettstößer, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Mindscape HOME #1, Lucia Kempkes | Brittany Gould, Staycation Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Lucia Kempkes | Frieder Heinze, Galerie Ei, Berlin, Germany.
Landschaft und Abstraktion, Barbro Bekken | Lucia Kempkes, Espace Surplus, Berlin, Germany.


Get Used to This, The Fairest, Kühlhaus Berlin, Germany.
Papier und Klang Festival, Museum Haus des Papiers, Berlin, Germany.
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany.
Ideal Meal, Studio Hannibal, Berlin, Germany.

Start to Finish, TORArtSpace, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
keen Hawaii, curated by AlbrechtWilke , Berlin, Germany.
Another Dimension, Oranienstr. 161, Berlin, Germany.
CCCC, Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin, Germany.
Tale of a City, Gangneung International Art Festival (GIAF), Gangneung, South Korea.

Studio View, Interface, Berlin, Germany.
Jill Kiddon | Lucia Kempkes |  Maru Mushtrieva, Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany.
Jahresgaben Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.

Zindekh Collection, Musée Boucharouite, Marrakesh, Morrocco.
Sundays Open, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany.

Stipendiatinnen 2019/20, Dorothea-Konwiarz-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany.
infinity brunch, DISPLAY Berlin, Germany.

Aufzeichnen, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Berlin, Germany.
Morceaux Choisis II, Galerie Bubenberg Art, Paris, France.

thought bubbles - 10th international artist in residency exhibition,
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.
such great heights, Thiemannstr. 1, Berlin, Germany.

Parallax: Berg (at Second Sundays), Pioneer Works, New York City, USA.
UEBERHOUR , the Museum, Leipzig, Germany.
Kunst und Konstrukt Ausstellung und Preisverleihung der Leinemann Stiftung, Westraum, Berlin, Germany.
Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten, UdK, Berlin, Germany.
Sommer, Galerie Ei, Berlin, Germany. Visual Director for Szymanowskis Myths, Radialsystem (Julien Quentin: Piano, Rosanne Phillipens: Violine), Berlin, Germany.

Mindscape Universe presents: FLUID, Cuatroh, NYC, USA.
Meisterschülerausstellung, Udk Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
You are the artist, Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany.
Drawing on, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris, Germany.

May Day 2013: Pirate Utopia, Peanut Underground Gallery, NYC, USA.
456 Degraw, 456 Degraw Street, NYC, USA.
Absolventenausstellung, UdK Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Open Studios, SVA, NYC, USA.
Only a Part of, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Berlin, Germany.
Am Ende glücklich?, Forma-T Gallerie, Berlin, Germany.
The Marry Me Project in ‚Don’t be a Ham’, Family Business, NYC, USA.

Cusanus Werk Auswahlausstellung, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle, Germany.
Unspontaneous – Zeichnungen, Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz, Berlin, Germany.
Free Piece, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany.

Parallax:Wuri #1, video loop, multichannel installation with sound, 25 Minutes, 2016.