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1971 born in Wuppertal, Germany

Education

2008             Nomination “Meisterschüler” of I. Kamp
2003 – 2008 Fine Arts under I. Kamp at the Academy of Fine Arts Dusseldorf, Germany, finished with the degree of Akademiebrief Diploma
2001 – 2003 Baukunst under L.Ortner at the Academy of Fine Arts Dusseldorf, Germany
1996 – 2001 Architecture at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, finished with degree of Diploma

Awards/Scholarships

2017 Dave Bown Projects 13th Semiannual Competition kuratiert von Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York; and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York – davebownprojects.com/Vanessa_Niederstrasser.html
2014 Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia, USA: 3rd place winner for Metro Montage IX Exhibition
2009 Art Award: New placement on an orphaned base Wuppertal/Germany
2008 Scholarship from the City of Düsseldorf: Artist in Residence to Ein Hod/Israel
2007 Support Art Award for painting of PSD Bank Düsseldorf/Germany
2006 Support Art Award of Deutsche Bank AG including realization
2004 Scholarship trip from DAAD to Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Museum Abbey Kamp, County of Kamp Lintfort, Germany
2013 Sabaki Space, Contemporary Art Gallery Frank Gerlitzki, Guangzhou, China
2011 Museum Abbey Liesborn, County of Warendorf, Germany
2009 Galerie Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany
2008 Galerie Winkelmann, Düsseldorf, Germany
         Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany
2006 Sculpture inauguration of Deutsche Bank AG Art Award, Düsseldorf, Germany
         Galerie Janzen, Wuppertal Düsseldorf, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2017 Dave Bown Projects 13th Semiannual Competition kuratiert von Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York; und Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York – davebownprojects.com/Vanessa_Niederstrasser.html
         espace apart “Tono subito”, Diekirch, Luxembourg
         Hotel Adagio-ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
2016 Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen in the Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
         ARTINA2016, at Sandy Spring Museum, MD; curated by Washington Sculpture Group,Washington DC
         Art Galerie7, Cologne, Germany
2015 Art Olympia, Toshima City Hall Tokyo, Japan
2014 American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
         Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, MARINMOCA, Novato, CA
         Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
         Museum of Fine Arts der Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
         Todd Art Gallery, Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit MI
         Museum of Fine Arts of Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
         Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
         Schlosspark Stammheim, Köln, Germany
2012 ArtPadSF with Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         The Crocker Kingley Sacramento Museum Competition, Roseville, CA
2010 Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany
2008 Representation of the german state NRW, Brüssel, Belgium
2007 Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
         Halle 6 - Galerie Christine Hölz, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006 Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, GB
         Frieze Art Fair London, Gallery Goethe, London, GB
2005 Grosse Kunstausstellung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2004 Nagoza Zokei University of Art, Nagoya, Japan
2003 Skulpturenlandschaft, Hamburg, Germany

Works in collections

Deutsche Bank AG, Sparkasse Karlsruhe, AIDA Cruises, Museum Abtei Liesborn, C&A Gruppe, von Rundstedt HR Partners, United Internet, Dada Janco Museum Ein Hod/Israel, private collections