Susanne Kohler (DE), an artist based in Berlin, studied Fine Art at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, the Chelsea College of Fine Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
Having grown up near the Alps in the south of Germany, hiking and climbing mountains were an important part of Susanne Kohler’s childhood. Now journeys – long solitary walks, taken over weeks and months – have become central to her art practice and offer the material for her videos, installations and recent performance work.
Family recollections and memories of sounds in the landscape have initiated these walks so far. Past projects involved a three-month walk through the Italian and Austrian Alps, on which she followed her own voice’s echo; a journey through western Russia and Latvia using her father’s wartime recollections of 1943 to find the place he deserted to the Russian army at the Russian front and the development of an echo-path in the Serra de Tramuntana.
Susanne Kohler has received several stipends and residencies to realise her projects. Recent stipends include the travel award to Russia from the Berlin Senat, the film and video award for female artists from the Berlin Senat and the art residency at CCA in Andratx on the island Mallorca.
Susanne has been working with PICTURE BERLIN since 2014. She is a guide on the psychogeographic artist walk In Search of the Miraculous and has done numerous artist talks for PIOCTURE BERLIN as well.http://www.susannekohler.com