fern liberty kallenbach campbell
Halle, visual artist
Fern Liberty Kallenbach Campbell (°1995, New York, US) is a German-American artist. Fern grew up in Berlin and is currently based in Halle (Saale). She completed her Bachelor’s in communication design at the Burg Giebichenstein university of art and design Halle.
Currently she is pursuing a diploma in the textile arts class of Caroline Aichantre. Fern's work has been shown in Berlin, Prague, Moscow, London, Geneva and Antwerp.
Through the medium of fiber art, Fern manifests her psyche and satirical view of her surroundings, simultaneously exploring the correlation between these two realms. She uses her work to express our Zeitgeist filled with spam 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. Resembling a painting but textured soft like a carpet, her work is a homogeneous mix of fine art and handicraft. Fern‘s most recent work focuses on the hardships of self-set boundaries towards the people loved most. Not really aware of the borders between good and evil, medication and addiction. 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.
2022 - You are here, group exhibition, /THE PLATFORM, Antwerp, Belgium
2022 - Dauerausstellung, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
2022 - Delikatessen, solo exhibition, G 10 Projektraum, Darmstadt, Germany
2021 - Poor Peoples Castle, solo exhibition, Burg2 Galerie, Halle, Germany
2021 - Ride or Die, solo exhibition, Vika, Halle, Germany
2021 - Love and Romance, group exhibition, Vika, Halle (Saale), Germany
2021 - Blühstreifen, zwischen Traum und Zaun, group exhibition, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt
2021 - Group Exhibition, Grove Collective, London, UK
2021 - Giebichenstein Designpreis, ride or die, Kunststiftung Sachsen Anhalt, Halle, Germany
2021 - Art Auction nr. 9 group exhibition, Weserhalle, Berlin, Germany
2020 - Engmaschig Textiler Kongress, group exhibition, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
2020 - Does the Carpet match the Drapes?, group exhibition, Salon, Halle (Saale), Germany
2018 - Lady Vacurova, group exhibition, Michnova Apartment, Prague, czech republic
2018 - Why am I not myself?, group exhibition, Kunst und Konsumverein, Braunschweig, Germany
2017 - What are we doing in a large Panel System?, group exhibition, Notfoundgallery, Moscow, Russia
2016 - SUB : AWARE, group exhibition, Subversiv Subversiv, Berlin, Germany
2016 - Bibi Bourlelly, Free the Real Release Party, Solo Exhibition Prince Charles, Berlin, Germany