Carl Maria Kemper (*1983) is a conceptual artist living and working in Hamburg. He studied at the msa I münster school of architecture (Master of Arts in Architecture) and worked in this field before joining various expeditions of the artist Julian Charrière and Johannes Förster to polar regions of the earth, mining areas or coal power plants for several years. The resulting works, such as Towards No Earthly Pole or Controlled Burn has been shown at MASI Lugano, Dallas Museum Of Art, MOMA San Francisco and the Langen Foundation Hombroich, among others.

He collects impressions of intense stays in fragile ecosystems like in the Arctic Circle, in Iceland or the glacier regions of Europe, as well as Coal Mining Areas such as Lützerath in Germany influence his constant impulse to conceptual artistic engagement. Social issues in general, which occupy and shape us, are reflected in his work which are multimedia-based. The decision for a specific material or medium to formulate a project always arises from the necessity and the narrative of the particular subject matter.

Selected Exhibitions & Recognitions

Leaving Holocene, Mom Art Space, Hamburg
12 x 1, Galleries Association Hamburg, with Tom Reichstein Contemporary, Jupiter First Floor, Hamburg
Verstrickt, Zerbröckelt (Entangled, Crumbled), Tom Reichstein Contemporary, Hamburg

Climate Art Festival, Sandtorkai, Hamburg
POSTION, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg
Gruppenausstellung, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
Neustart Kultur Stipendium, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn (Scholarship, Foundation Art Fund, Bonn)

Union, Kunsthaus Sootboern, Hamburg
Admission to the Professional Association of Fine Artists (BBK), Hamburg
Hamburger Zukunftsstipendium für Bildende Kunst, BKM (Future Scholarship for Fine Arts, Hamburg)