Lukas Zerbst creates spatial interventions and site-specific installations in institutional or public space. He alters the found physical structure, manipulates electrical components, or artistically intervenes in digital content, for example through live camera performances.

Zerbst sees architecture as an artificial framework, mostly created by purpose, in which everyday life takes place. On the one hand, architecture constitutes the self-assurance with which people move through spaces. On the other hand, it dictates the movements within this framework. Zerbst unmasks such ambivalent moments in an artistic way. Technologies that are reflected in architecture and everyday objects and seem fully implemented in our lives are turned against themselves by Zerbst.

He is a master student of Jenny Kropp (FORT) and Jean-François Guiton. In 2020, Zerbst was at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris thanks to the BBK-Bremen. His awards also include the Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover, the GWK-Förderpreis 2018 and the Bremer Förderpreis. In 2018, he was nominated for the ArtePrize by the Delfina Foundation in London. His projects have been supported by the Goethe-Institut, DAAD, Institut français and Kauno menininkų namai, among others.

Zerbst lives and works in Bremen, Hannover and Liechtenstein.

solo shows

2021

Kinderspiel
Galerie Januar (Bochum, DE)

2020

Space Invader
Kunstverein Hannover, DE

Kontakt
Albert Hall, Worpswede, DE

2018

Leaks
Kloster Bentlage (Rheine, DE)

2017

Irrmitation
tanzfaktur (Köln, DE)

Misunderstandings
workroomfour (Hanoi, VN)

group shows

2021

89. Herbstausstellung
Kunstverein Hannover, DE

2020

I might be staring at infinity
YARAT (Baku, AZ)

Safe Cells
Live Art Club (London, UK)

2019

42. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst
Städtische Galerie Bremen, DE

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Weserburg (Bremen, DE)

template
F.A.Q. (Bremen, DE)

2018

ArtePrize 2017/18
Delfina Foundation (London, UK)

Abwesenheit
Galerie Dechanatstraße (Bremen, DE)

European Media Arts Festival
EMAF (Osnabrück, DE)

Exzess
Galerie K’ (Bremen, DE)

Frühjahrssalon
Hawerkamp31 (Münster, DE)

ع الطريق. AUF DEM WEG. EN CHEMIN
Deutsch-Französisches Kulturzentrum (Ramallah, PSE)

88. Herbstausstellung
Kunstverein Hannover, DE

GB Open
Güterbahnhof (Bremen, DE)

Gruppenbild
Kulturkirche St. Stephani (Bremen, DE)

2017

Offspaces
Nhà Sàn Collective (Hanoi, VN)

2016

Flatlands
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst GAK (Bremen, DE)

2015

Zeitfenster
Altes Bankgebäude (Bremen, DE)

2014

Klasse!
Art Docks (Bremen, DE)

awards & nominations

2021

Junge Akademie Berlin (Villa Serpentara 2022)

2020

Work Grant by Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur Niedersachsen, DE

2019

42. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst, DE

2018

Prize of Kunstverein Hannover / Villa Minimo 2019, DE

GWK Förderpreis Kunst 2018, Münster, DE

Nominated at Delfina Foundation London, UK

2016

1. Prize of Fine Arts at University of the Arts Bremen for Mimikry, DE

education

2019

Meisterschüler von Jenny Kropp (FORT) & Jean-François Guiton

2018

Fine Arts Diploma with Destinction

2012

Visual Art, HfK Bremen, Atelier für Zeitmedien, Jean-François Guiton

2010

Digital Media Studies, HfK Bremen

featured in theatre

2019

Bombe Spricht / München, Jerusalem (by kaet (ISR) & bodytalk)

2018

Life is Pain / Hildesheim, DE (by pure comedy)

2017

счастье / Laimė \ Glück / Kaunas, LT (by bodytalk & AURA)
Facebook-AGB – The Musical / Bremen, DE
Still Out There / by Kainkollektiv, Bremen, DE (by kainkollektiv)

2016

AtomHeartMother / Leipzig, DE (by bodytalk)
America’s Next President / Miami, FL (by Octavio Campos)

2015

Tanzsylvanien / Berlin, DE (by Sylvana Seddig)
Liliom / Bremen DE

2014

Angulus Durus / Bremen, DE
Broadcasting Eriwan / Bremen, DE

2013

Ossimisten Wessimisten / Torgau, DE (by bodytalk)

2012

Ich bin ein Antifant, Madame / Bremen, DE (by bodytalk)

publications

2019

LUKAS ZERBST – GWK-FÖRDERPREIS 2018
Published September 2019
Editing: GWK – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der westfälischen Kulturarbeit
Texts: Sabine Maria Schmidt, Radek Krolczyk, Lukas Zerbst
Language: German, English, 104 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-86206-770-1

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meisterschüler*innen der HfK Bremen
Published June 2019
Editing: Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst
Texts: i.a. Ingo Clauss, Lukas Zerbst
Language: German
ISBN 978-3-946059-13-4

film screenings

2021

Quiet, Theater Bremen, DE

2020

Winds / Hazira, Jerusalem, ISR

Hive / Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2017

Made in Vietnam / Cinema am Ostertor Bremen, DE

Camera Ignota / Schwankhalle Bremen, DE

2016

2016 Docfest / Goethe Institut Hanoi, VN

2015

2015 Enlight my Space / Kunsthalle Bremen, DE

performances

2021

Eye-Witness, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH

2020

Circle of Influence, Paris, FR

2018

Behind Closed Doors / Kaunas Artist House, Kaunas, LT
Elektraktion / Holzwerk, Bremen, DE
Void / Ramallah, PSE

2017

A Group of People / IN:ACT Festival, Hanoi, VN

2016

Selfie / University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, VN
Per Zerbst / GAK, Bremen, DE

2015

Love is a Muscle / Theater Bremen, DE

2014

Wisdom Tease / Art Docks, Bremen, DE

2013

Antenndenzen / Schwankhalle, Bremen, DE
Where is the Light? / HfK Bremen, DE

2012

Warten auf den Regen / Various Plays in DE
In Verso / Galerie Flut, Bremen, DE