2021 Soma(2)_Moksha, facade project, EP7, Paris (Av. de France, opposite la Bibliothèque nationale de France)  

2020 Four video sequences for Xico, an electroacoustic opera by Rosalía Soria Luz, premiered as a radiophonic live event on YouTube (due to corona)

2020 Great Expectations, an artist talk, organised by Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer, Chair of Postcolonial Studies, Duisburg-Essen University, for the lecture series ‘Indigenising the Museum’ 

2019 Working with Artists and Curators: Translating for the Contemporary Art World, a lecture and workshop, with Tim Beeby, at Duisburg-Essen University (Essen campus) 

2018 Helga Müller–A Fragment, artist talk, EKfG Workshop Narrating Lives: Biography and Gender | Essen College of Gender Research (EKfG), Duisburg-Essen University (Essen Campus) 

2018 Working with Artists and Curators: Translating for the Contemporary Art World, a lecture, with Tim Beeby, at TH Köln / University for Applied Sciences, Faculty for Information and Communication Studies (Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication) Cologne 

2018 Helga Müller–A Fragment, artist talk, Baustelle Schaustelle, Düsseldorf

2018 Neander’s Hollow, with Anne Chris Bakker, exhibition at Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf 

2018 Synthetic Springs, audio-visual collaboration with Rosalía Soria Luz, at the klingt gut International Symposium on Sound, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Media Campus in Hamburg 

2018 Great Expectations (talk) at Art, Materiality and Representation, a conference at the British Museum and SOAS University of London 

2018 Great Expectations: Reflections on the Wisbech & Fenland Museum/UK, talk, Duisburg-Essen University (Essen campus) 

2017 Neander’s Hollow, audio-visual collaboration with Anne Chris Bakker, MAF2017, Stichting Media Art Friesland, Leeuwarden/NL

2017 Great Expectations, CHAT 2017: Heritage, Memory, Art and Agency, a conference organised by the University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) 

2017 The Silver Key, audio-visual collaboration with Rosalía Soria Luz (Mex/GB), ISSTA International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland 

2017 Helga Müller – A Fragment, video-text installation for Cologne’s Beginnings as a Global Art City, an exhibition organised by the University of Cologne and ZADIK, Cologne, presented at the University and City Library Cologne, and EXPONATEC, the International Trade Fair for Museums, Conservation and Heritage in Cologne 

2017 Helga Müller – a Fragment, video-text installation Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz/Austria 

2016 Behind the Scenes at the Museum: The Wisbech & Fenland Museum, film screening and artist talk, organised by Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer, Chair of Postcolonial Studies, Duisburg-Essen University, for the lecture series 'Colonialism’s Heritage in Museums and Archives’ 

2016 Helga Müller – a Fragment, video-text installation Städtische Galerie Ostfildern near Stuttgart/Germany 

2016 Sinne op 'e wangen, Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra live, concert tour including Savelberg-klooster, Heerlen/NL 

2016 Making a Difference: Thomas Clarkson – Abolitionist, public talk and display in the art library, organised by Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer, Chair of Postcolonial Studies, Duisburg-Essen University 

2015 黑色花园 Black Garden, audio-visual collaboration with Steve McCourt (IE/CN), 5th annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC 2015), Limerick/Ireland 

2014 Second Nature, group exhibition, co-curated for Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

2014 Sinne op 'e wangen, Kleefstra|Bakker|- Kleefstra live, MBNT Amsterdam and Paard van Troje, Den Haag 

2014 The Tide (b&w), music: Svarte Greiner, presented by blicke. short film festival at contemporary art ruhr / Saana Building, Zeche Zollverein, Essen

2014 2 Verses for 2 Screens, text-video installation, with Jan Kleefstra, BBK Ostfriesland, Leer/Germany 

2014 Great Expectations, film screening and display in the Art Library at Duisburg-Essen University, Essen 

2014 Great Expectations, film screening and photo exhibition at a pop-up space during the Rencontres d‘Arles International Photo Festival, in cooperation with the Wisbech & Fenland Museum (UK) and the Arles-Wisbech Twinning Club (with a lecture by Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer, Essen University, co-curated by Sabine Bürger & David Wright) 

2013 Sinne op 'e wangen, with Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra (NL), Dutch, Flemish and Frisian Film Festival (NVFF) Leeuwarden/NL 

2013 Sinne op 'e wangen, Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra live, Klanklânskippen, Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten/NL 

2013 Grid, Glückauf Cinema Essen (organised by blicke film festival, Bochum)

2013 Great Expectations, Luxe Cinema Wisbech (cooperation with Wisbech & Fenland Museum/UK) 

2013 The Tide, blicke. 21st film festival of the Ruhr Area, Bochum 

2013 Sinne op 'e wangen, audio-visual installation, Sound Travels, (h)ear festival #3, Heerlen/NL 

2012 Mercury, 9th One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau, Switzerland 

2012 Mercury (remix), blicke. 20th film festival of the Ruhr Area / labkultur.tv  

2012 Thielemann, video and photo installation, supported by Baustelle-Schaustelle, Essen 

2011 grid, blicke. 19th film festival of the Ruhr area, Bochum 

2010 Curtain, Machinefabriek live, t-u-b-e, gallery for radiophonic art, installations and audio performances, Munich 

2010 Curtain, Machinefabriek live, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich 

2010 Lichtung, audio-visual installation, with Rutger Zuydervelt and Steve Roden, Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

2010 Instuif, installation, with Rutger Zuydervelt, blicke. 18th film festival of the Ruhr area, Bochum 

2009 blicke, 17th film festival of the Ruhr area, Bochum 

2009 Curtain, Machinefabriek & Wouter van Veldhoven live: Music for Films, Theater Kikker, Utrecht/NL 

2008 1st bild-rausch video festival, Saarbrücken 

2008 Querdenker, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Darmstadt  

2007 Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

2007 Trzeba miec nosa, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth 

2007 Der glückliche Griff, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg 

2006 ID, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg (with Tim Beeby) 

2005 La Main dans la Main, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth 

2004 2x2 Körperlichkeit, KunstKöln with Galerie Vayhinger 

2004 Schachtelnkunst, Städtisches Museum, Mülheim 

2003 European Art Expo, photography Düsseldorf, with Galerie Vayhinger 

2003 Kunstmesse OWL, Kunsthalle Bielefeld 

2003 Große Kunstausstellung, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf 

2002 Begegnungen – Beziehungen (with Tim Beeby), Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

2002 KunstKöln with Galerie Vayhinger 

2002 Art Bodensee with Galerie Vayhinger 

2002 2x2 Körperlichkeit, Photoszene, Galerie Schüppenhauer (with Galerie Vayhinger), Cologne 

2002 Kunstmesse OWL, Bielefeld 

2001 Galerie Skala, Cologne 

2001 KunstKöln with Galerie Vayhinger 

2001 Große Kunstausstellung, Düsseldorf 

2000 Tuchfühlung 2, Kunsthaus Langenberg 

2000 Wasserzeichen, Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop 

2000 Sinneslust und Tafelfreuden, Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

2000 Photography as Fine Art, Galerie Skala, Cologne 

2000 Große Kunstausstellung, Düsseldorf 

1999 Video Virtuale – Foto Fictionale, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 

1999 Schachtelnkunst, Städtisches Museum, Mülheim 

1998 Nominees for Romeo Martinez International Award, International Photo Meeting, Pinacoteca S. Francesco, Repubblica San Marino 

1997 Inside Out, Städtisches Museum, Mülheim (S) 

1996 Positions of Contemporary Art, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund 

1996 Galerie Kosmos, Essen (S) 

1995 Betrachte den Engel von hinten, Buddenbrookhaus, Lübeck (S) 

1994 Das Wohlbehagen von Soldaten, Ultimate Akademie, Cologne (S) 

1993 Elegy (Installation/Performance), Cross Borders, The Bourse, Leeds 

1993 Galerie Kosmos, Essen (S) 

1992 Ich will ’nen Cowboy als Mann, Galerie Artists Unlimited (with Tim Beeby)  

1992 Deutschland, Gereinigt, Artibus, Kunstverein Bielefeld 

1991 Leeds ArtSpace Society, Leeds (S) 

1991 Deutschland, Gereinigt (Performance), Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

1991 From the ‘Pink Blue Yellow Green’ Performances, shop window of the interior design shop Dreher, Radolfzell (with Galerie Vayhinger) 

1991 The Sheffield Media Show, Independent Film Gallery, Sheffield 

1990 Performance for America (Installation/Performance), Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago 

1990 Photoworks, Women in Profile, Glasgow 

1989 Performance for W.-Germany (Installation/Performance), Laboratorium Braunschweig 

1989 Prima Kunst e.V., Kiel (S) 

1989 A Prayer for England, Central Space Gallery, London 

1988 A Prayer for England, Lewisham Visual Arts Festival, Lewisham Labour Club, London (S) 

1988 Haus Neuland, Bielefeld 

1988 Intercom Medientage, Bielefeld 

1987 Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach 

1987 Goethe-Institut, London 

1987 No Man’s Land (Performance), Chisenhale Studios, London 

1987 A Prayer for England (Installation/Performance), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow 

1986 Kleine Galerie,  Bad Waldsee 

1985 Galerie Jesse, Bielefeld (S) 

1985 Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland 

1983 Galerie Jesse, Bielefeld (S) 

1982 Akademiestudenten im Kunstmuseum XVIII, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf 

Education & Grants

1980-87 Studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Professor Ulrich Erben and Professor Günther Uecker  

1986 ‘Master Student’ of Professor Uecker 

1986-87 Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service for London; studied at the Royal College of Arts, London (non-degree course); lived and worked in London until 1992 

1989 Working stay in Barcelona 

1990 Working stay in Chicago 

1990 Grant by the Deutsch-französisches Jugendwerk to stay in Calais, France  

1991 Grant by the Art Foundation Plaas, Lindau 

1991 Artist-in-residence, Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell 

1992 Award short film festival Verden (with Gerd Gockell and Ute Heuer) 

1992 Residency Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld 

1994 Grant by the City of Lübeck, residency Buddenbrookhaus Lübeck 

1998 Grant by the Schleswig-Holsteinisch Cultural Ministery, residency artists’ studios Eckernförde


Works in Public Collections

City of Essen | Pinacoteca S. Francesco, Repubblica San Marino | Städtisches Museum Mülheim | Museum Ludwig, Cologne | Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg

Exhibitions and Public Projects Sabine Bürger