Dorte 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. Weaving to me means a “method of construction” -next to architecture.

Born 1952 Hamburg.

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

2010  Lotte-Hofmann Textile Art Award
2009  Berlin City Award
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.

 Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe (solo).
Modern Masters, IHM, Munich
2009  Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales.
Kunsthaus Hamburg.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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