Bettina Weiß German, b. 1970

As a painter I am interested in the inner geometry of nature, which is reflected in all processes in the micro and macrocosm, processes that represent the entire universe, the abstraction of forces and movements of nature. I paint shapes with vivid surfaces, which allow the painting to vibrate and thus open the pictorial space. Patterns have always fascinated me as a kind of order system. I perceive colors very strongly. With compositions that resonate with me, I revise the paintings in many layers until I find forms that are dynamic and calm at the same time. Each painting is a self-contained system of a non-representational composition. I want to “load” the painting with a kind of energy through the manufacturing process, the composition, and the choice of color.

Bettina Weiß (born 1970, Flensburg, North Germany) studied fine art 1996 –1999 at Art University Kassel with painter Rob Scholte and 1999– 2003 at University of the Arts Berlin with painter and sculptor Leiko Ikemura. She received her Meisterschüler degree in 2004. Since then, she has had several national and international exhibitions of her work. She is a member of SCOTTY, an artist-run-space and non-profit organization in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin. Recently she was co-organizer of the Berlin based exhibition series 5 x 5 presented in collaboration with the U.S. based collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid and curated together with Daniel Wiesenfeld.


Recent solo exhibitions include Cosme, Edward Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2022); the public installation Unter der Sonne, organized by A Trans, Berlin, Germany (2021); Bettina Weiß, Space MM, Seoul, South Korea (2019); Misty Molecules, Semjon Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2018), Fragments of a Magic Garden, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, South Korea (2018); among others. Her group exhibitions include Here and Now at Monte Vista Projects (2022) as part of a B-LA CONNECT; J+1, Galerie Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin (2022); Reset to Start, Semjon Contemporary, Berlin (2022); A Faint Ground, HilbertRaum, Berlin (2022); Obsolete, nationalmuseum, Berlin (2022); NOMAD, Torrance Art Museum (2021); North Over Sea, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Schimmer, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin (2019); Lebenswege (Rob Scholte class), Kasseler Kunstverein (Fridericianum), Kassel (2018) and co/lab III, Torrance Art Museum (2018);. Her works are held in the Public Collections of Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Würtemberg, Germany and many private collections. Weiß is represented by Semjon Contemporary and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.