BIOGRAPHY

Gritt Klaasen lives and works in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany.

 
2014 Nomination as master student of Harald Gnade
2013 Masters programme of Fine Arts at academy AfM, Berlin
Class Harald Gnade
2012 Bachelor of Arts
2009 Study of Fine Arts with focus painting at academy AfM, Berlin
Class Ute Wöllmann
Projects with Jonas Burgert, Norbert Bisky, Christopher Lehmpfuhl
1990 - 2009 Active as a freelance artist, numerous study trips and stages abroad
1995 Commencement of employment with animal shapes / animal photography
1989 Emigration to West-Germany, just prior to the fall of the Wall
1988 Political application for emigration
1988 - 1989 Conception, design and production of advertising materials in the Department of graphic and design at a Berlin advertising agency
1986 - 1988 Education as visual merchandiser - East Berlin
Dry point engraving, screen printing, linocut, enamelling

Stays abroad (study trips animal/human photography/film)

Australia:
(2000,2007)

Central America, South America, Caribbean islands:
(1993,1994,1996,1997,2004,2005)
Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Drake Passage (offshore Antarctica)

Asia:
(1994,1995,1998,2007,2012,2013,20014,2015)
Brunei, West-Malaysia, Borneo (East-Malaysia and Kalimantan), Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cyprus, Maldives

Africa:
(1992,1994,1998,1999,2000,2002,2004,2015)
Egypt, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Canaries

Europa:
(1988,1989,1990,1993,1998,1999,2001,2003,2004,2005,2008,2011,2012,2013,2014)
Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria