Photo by Nils Heck


SOLO SHOW: Is that all there is?

Vernissage 17. 2. 2024 14:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr


31.1 - 21.2.2024 - Diplome der Kunst, We are Nowhere, but it’s now - Volkspark, Halle Saale

Fellowship at the Villa Auroa Juli/August/September

In Los Angeles 

about the artist

Fern Liberty Kallenbach Campbell (*1995 in New York) lives and works in Halle Saale, Germany. Fern studied communication design at Burg Giebichenstein and completed her bachelor's degree in 2021 with a focus on illustration under the tutelage of Prof. Georg Barber. In 2021 she received the Giebichenstein Design Prize for the best idea/concept. In 2023 she completed her diploma in textile art, in the class of Prof. Caroline Achaintre. In 2024, Fern will participate in the International Fellowship at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Fern's work has been exhibited in Berlin, Halle, Leipzig, Braunschweig, Erfurt, Prague, Moscow, Antwerp, Geneva and London, among others.

Through the medium of fiber art Fern manifests her psyche and satirical
view of he surroundings, simultaneously exploring the correlation between these two realms. She uses her work to express our Zeitgeist filled withspam and cyber sex, substance abuse and excess, toxic relationships and feminine divinity. In a naive style, a childlike mix of pop- and outsider art, Fern processes her life experiences and depicts personal anecdotes in the form of tapestry. Fern‘s most recent work focuses on the hardships of self-set boundaries towards the people loved most. Here, the boundaries between good and evil become blurred, as well as the boundaries between self-medication and addiction, chaos and harmony. The dining table is a recurring element in her works. Fern explores her personal and digital realities and engages with them through carpet tufting, punching and textile applique. She appreciates the fast and passionate work these techniques allow her to do. They enable her to apply lines, structures and forms intuitively, spontaneously and completely freely.


Fern Liberty Kallenbach Campbell
*1995 in New York, USA                                               

2021: BA communication design, Burg Giebichenstein Halle
2023: Diploma, Textile Arts Burg Giebichenstein Halle

Selected Group Shows:
2023 - Enter Art Fair, Kopenhagen, Booth Hartwich Galerie
2022 - Winterschau, Galerie Hartwich, Sellin
2022 - We Are Here, The Platform, Antverp
2022 - Cast Aside, Taste Contemporary, Usine Kugler, Geneva
2022 - Body as a Work of Art, Bistro 21, Leipzig
2022 - Dinner as a Work of Art, Ortloff, Leipzig
2022 - Illustration Reloaded, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach
2021 - Giebichenstein Designpreis, Kunststiftung Sachsen Anhalt, Halle
2021 - Group Exhibition, Grove Collective, London
2021 - Blühstreifen, zwischen Traum und Zaun, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt
2021 - Love and Romance, Vika, Halle (Saale)
2020 - Engmaschig Textiler Kongress, Grassi Museum, Leipzig
2018 - Lady Vacurova, Michnova Apartment, Prague
2018 - Why am I not myself?,  Kunst und Konsumverein, Braunschweig
2017 - What are we doing in a large Panel System, Notfoundgallery, Moscow

Solo Shows:
2023 - Solution:Dissolution, Paul Scherzer Galerie
2023 - Fern Liberty Kallenbach Campbell, Communal Gallery Treptow Berlin
2023 - Dissolute Household, Usine Kugler, Geneva, represented by Taste Contemporary
2022 - Delikatessen, G10 Projektraum, Darmstadt
2021 - Ride or Die, Vika, Halle
2021 - Poor Peoples Castle,   Burg2 Galerie, Halle

2019 - Kunstpreis des Förderkreises der Freunde der Augenklinik
2021 -  Giebichenstein Design Prize for best Idea/Concept 2021

Oktober 2022 - Klingspor Museum Offenbach ''Mitarbeiter des Monats''

since March 2022:  Represented by Taste Contemporary,
Monique Deul Consultancy
Rue Abraham Constantin 6, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland

Photo by Nils Heck