Doerte Behn

My approach towards weaving - as a self-taught weaver - is determined by my scientific background. The inner logic of the weaving technique in combination with an inquiring mind is the starting point of all my designs.

 1952 Hamburg.

1972-1983 Philosophy, Medicine and Sinology at the University of Hamburg. Staatsexamen in medicine.

2003 Award from the city of Berlin.
1998 European Prize for Contemporary Artand
Design-Led Crafts, WorldCrafts Council, Europe.
Award of the Justus-Brinckmann Society, Hamburg.
1996  Prize for best individual exhibit awarded by the Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg.
1995  Scholarship from the county of Schleswig-Holstein. Award Swiss
Prize for design. Special Award of the Erdwin-Amsinck-Foundation, Hamburg
1994  New Exhibitors Prize Chelsea Crafts Fair, London.

2009 Le Tour d‘Europe: Arts and Crafts in Germany,Mons, Belgium
2008 Arts and Crafts from Hamburg, Gallery Applied Arts, Munich Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich
2007 Blickfang, Congress House, Zürich
2006 Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim
2005 Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2004 City Award, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Modern Masters, IHM, Munich
2003  Corporal Identity, 9th Triennial for Form and Content, USA & Germany,
mak Frankfurt; Museum of Arts and Design, New York
International Showcase, CAA, London
2002 zwei Zimmer (solo) Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken
2000 Contemporary Arts and Crafts from Germany, Goethe Institut, New Delhi Sterbedecken (solo) Gallery for Applied Arts, Munich

Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna
Museum for Arts And Crafts, Hamburg
Grassi Museum, Leipzig
Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt




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