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ARTISTS | Kirstin Berg


Kirstin Berg’s practice is informed by the random and often brutal forces that occur in nature and how these forces mirror psychological and physical experience. Combining elements of sculpture, installation and paper based works, the monumental scale of Berg’s practice creates an immersive viewing experience. She is inspired by German expressionism and powered by conflicting elements of drama, beauty, and foreboding in an attempt to unmask universal emotional states that encircle life and death.

Berg’s work has been collected by the National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Art Collection (Canberra), Artbank, as well as private collectors in Australia, Europe and America. She divides her time between Melbourne and Berlin.


Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes, 2016

New Work, 2014

The Fall, 2013

Monument, 2012

Shift, 2011

New Ground, 2009


Gallerysmith at Melbourne Art Fair, 2014.

2014 Melbourne Art Fair – Kirstin Berg

The 2014 Melbourne Art Fair is Australia's premier fair, featuring artists from leading contemporary art galleries and hosted in the grand Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.
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Kirstin Berg, The Fall, insitu

The Fall – Kirstin Berg

The Fall examines the ongoing relentless cycle of collapse, dispersion and reinvention that occurs in nature and within ourselves. The…

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Kirstin Berg, Monument exhibition install

Monument – Kirstin Berg

Monument was developed from Kirstin Berg's reflections about the randomness of life and the tenuous space that separates life from…

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Kirstin Berg, Precipice, pigment, ash and pins on paper, 160x240cm, Collection of Artbank

Shift – Kirstin Berg

Hovering somewhere between sculpture, collage and drawing, these rubbed, scored, burnt and washed pieces of paper become the vehicle for…

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Kirstin Berg
Born 1973, Beechworth, lives Melbourne/Berlin


1994      B.A. Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1997      Graduate Diploma Fine Art, NTU Darwin


2018      The Dreamers, Counihan Gallery, local council gallery in the City of Moreland, Melbourne
2016      Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013      The Fall, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2012      MONUMENT, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2011      SHIFT, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2009     New Ground, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2008     Winter Series, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
.              Kirstin Berg, 7011 Gallery, Trondheim, Norway
2007     Espai2nou2, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
2005     It’s Black and White, OCD Studios, Berlin Germany
2003     I Cannot Destroy the World, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2001      More Drawings, Westspace, Melbourne
.              Drawings, Span Galleries, Melbourne
2000     Drawing on Memory, Span Galleries, Melbourne


2017      The Memory of Time, SJB, Melbourne
2016      Vista, Benalla Regional Art Gallery
2014      Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2011       Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart (finalist)
2008      Simone Eisler, Kirstin Berg and Paula do Prado, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2007      Summer Salon, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
2005      Anxiety and Confusion, OCD Studios, Berlin, Germany
2004      Southern: 10 Australian Artists, curated by Nicole Tomlinson & Kristi Monfries, Home Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2002     The Lucky Country, V.C.A. Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2001      National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2000     The Bridge Project, collaboration with Maureen Lander (New Zealand) beneath Westgate Bridge, Melbourne
1994      Ballarat Sculpture Survey, Ballarat University


2011      Australia Council, New Work Grant
2008     Guest Artist speaker at University of Catalunya, Barcelona Spain
2007      Shared studio/ mentorship with Bjarne Melgaard (Norway), Barcelona
2004     12 month studio residency in Berlin Germany, sponsored by John Lindland CMH Records, Los Angeles, CA
.              Australia Council New Work Grant


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2012)
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra (2010)
Artbank, Melbourne (2010)
Private collections in UK, Germany, Australia & the USA

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