Kirsten Becken (born 1982 in Kleve (DE)) is a female artist from Germany living and working in Kleve (DE) and elsewhere. She studied at Folkwang Hochschule (former Universität Duisburg Essen) where she graduated in 2007.The artist works mainly with Photography, Film and Painting, and is most frequently exhibited in Germany.2015 her son was born and in 2017 she published "Seeing Her Ghosts" at VfmK Verlag Wien. 2018 she co-founded the non-hierarchical artist collective femxphotographers.org.Her art film debut „Ihre Geister Sehen" starring Sandra Hüller was awarded by independent film festivals. Works by Becken are part of private collections in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Notable shows include ‚Mom, I’m a rich man“ via femxphotographers.org,“Seeing Her Ghosts“ at galerie pavlov‘s dog in Berlin and Lothringer13 in Munich. Kirsten Becken‘s work is currently on view via „The Naked Body – A Matter of Perspective“ at Museum Kurhaus in Kleve, Germany from 26 Nov 2021 to 16 Jan 2022.
Talks:2021 Ihre Geister Sehen, DDPP Kongress, Berlin2021 Ihre Geister Sehen, Dlfkultur Werkstattgespräch 2020 The Body Issue, Dlfkultur "Fazit" femxphotographers.org2020 Künstlerportrait, WDR "westART"2019 "Es geht um die Perspektive" Dlfkultur, femxphotographers.org2018 Book Presentation, DDPP Congress at Charité, Berlin2018 Book Presentation "ocelot, not just another bookstore" 2017 Book Presentation, World Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin
Screenings:2021 Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival2021 New York Tri-State International Film Festival 2021 Seoul International Short Film Festival2021 Wonderous Stories Film Festival, London2021 Berlin Indie Film Festival2021 New Wave Short Film Festival, BerlinBooks:2020 "The Body Issue" by femxphotographers.org, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin2017 "Seeing Her Ghosts" by Kirsten Becken, VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst, WienPublications (sel):2021 Rheinische Post "Das Unausgesprochene sagen"2019 WELT "Warum ich schöne Frauen fotografiere?" 2017 LENNY LETTER "Breaking the Silence"
Exhibitions:2021 "The Naked Body - A Matter of Perspective", Museum Kurhaus Kleve2021 "Mom, I'm a rich man", femxphotographers.org, Galerie im Rathaus Johannisthal, Berlin2021 "Sommernachtstraum", Kunst und Gäste, Kleve2021 "schwebe im Beuysjahr", Kleve2020 "THE BODY ISSUE", Kultur Kiosk, Stuttgart2020 "art pul", PAN Forum, Emmerich2020 "SKM", Museum Kurhaus Kleve2020 "Wild Gardens", Students of HSRW 2019 "Self Studies", Students of HSRW 2018 "Seeing Her Ghosts", Lothringer13, München2018 Kunstquartier Bethanien, "bitchMATERial Art"2018 Book Presentation at DDPP Congress at Charité, Berlin2017 Pavlov's Dog, Berlin, "Seeing Her Ghosts"2016 Schaufenster, Berlin, "Man reiche mir Trost"2015 Seehof, Goldegg, "Angelika Suite"2014 Galerie f 5,6, München, "Der Greif Guestroom" Katrin Weber2014 Neue Galerie im Höhmannshaus, Augsburg,"A Process"2002 - 2005 Sichtwerk, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen