aviva kaminer

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I was born and raised in Frankfurt. After graduating from highschool I completed my studies in London at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design as well as in Frankfurt at the Städelschule and Goethe University. In recent years, I have been involved in art and exhibition projects in London and Frankfurt, have worked for the Venice Biennale and different museums, including the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Historical Museum in Frankfurt and the Städel Museum.

Since 2015 I have been working as a freelance artist, curator and illustrator in Frankfurt. My studio is situated at basis Frankfurt e.V. Here I paint and draw, work on my children's books and, on special request, design illustrations for books, invitations and company logos. In addition to studio courses, workshops and readings for children and adults, I offer tutorials (from Latin tueri "to protect, preserve, care") for aspiring artists or specific artistic projects. In 2017 I founded an open studio for survivors of the Holocaust and their families, which I still run today.

My artistic work takes painting as a starting and reference point. It is however multidisciplinary in its output and almost always rooted in social context and interaction. At the heart of my artistic practice lies the belief that art, often and necessarily brought about in seclusion, only happens in community, where it unravels its potential to build bridges and foster solidarity between individuals, which in small can mend injuries caused by a society and life that is build on competition and dominance instead of trust and community.

2010 Bacherlor of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art an Design, London2014 Master of Arts, Städelschule // Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main2016 Intensive-Training-Class with Arno Stern, Institut de Recherche en Sémiologie de l’Expression, Paris


Aviva Kaminer

c/o Basis e.V, Elbestr. 10 HH
60329 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: aviva.kaminer@gmail.com