Isabell Spengler is an artist focusing primarily in the areas of film and performance.
In collaboration with other artists, Isabell Spengler develops concepts and experiments in which visual ideas are transferred into film structures by means of photography, drawing, performance, costume design, and model making.

Isabell Spengler, born in 1972, lives and works in Berlin. She studied with Valie Export and Heinz Emigholz at the University of the Arts in Berlin as well as with James Benning at the California Institute of the Arts. From 1999 to 2004 she lived in Los Angeles. She has been teaching at various art colleges and universities in Germany and North-America, most notably at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she taught experimental film as a lecturer (2004-2010) and as a guest professor (2012-2014) in the Department for Art and Media.

She has received numerous grants and awards for her artistic works. Various productions have been developed in collaboration with the choreographer Antonia Baehr for MakeUp Productions as well as by invitation of the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin.

Since 1998 Isabell Spengler’s films, installations, and performances have been presented worldwide at festivals and exhibitions. Her works have been presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012), the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, the Images Festival in Toronto, the EXIS Festival in Seoul, the KunstfilmBiennale in Cologne, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, at Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, at the Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, the Pleasure Dome in Toronto, the House of World Cultures in Berlin, at Experimenta in Bangalore, at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, and at HAU (Hebbel Theater am Ufer) in Berlin.

CV, 2021

Portfolio, selected works, 2021 (German), PDF