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  Curriculum Vitae / Lebenslauf  
Vocational Formation

2001 - 2002

Central Saint Martins College London
  Postgraduate One Year Course Scenography
  Course Director Pete Brooks
  Masters Degree completed September 2002
  1996 - 2001 Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg
  Diploma Course Fine Art, Specialisation Scenography
  Diploma Degree 2001 ‘ With Distinction’
  1993 – 1995 Kaiser-Wilhelms-University Münster
  Foundation Studies in Art History, Musicology and Romance Languages
Projects selection




The Absent Hero leads the Way

  an en-route perfoparticipatory performance in collaboration with director Nai Wen Chang and artist Mahela Rostek
The project is part of 48Stunden Neukölln / Berlin / June 2011

a participatory performance in collaboration with artist Mahela Rostek during wich visitors were offered an opportunity to plant their written wishes in a public park. The project is part of 48Stunden Neukölln / Berlin / June 2011

The Collection of Fears and Desires

Martina collaborated with dutch director and set designer Roos van Geffen for this one to one piece collecting the visitors fears and desires.

The project is part of Battersea Arts Centre One to One Festival / April 2011




Die Fliegende Teegesellschaft / The Flying Tea Party

  a hovering Installation in collaboration with lighting designer Johanna Hermann
the project is part of ADVENT Parcours Reuterkiez Berlin

/ November
  Istanbul Artist Residency
  a ten-day residency at Gallery 5533 Unkapani
in collaboration with Malte Zacharias and Per Schumann / November
  Set and Costume Designer for the dance production
Choreographer: Anthony Taylor
Stadttheater Kobelnz / Opening September

Set and Costume Designer
Choreographer: Anthony Taylor
Music Director: Bernhard Ott
Stadttheater Koblenz / Opening March

  Sunflower House– Divided Skies 60 40 20
  Set and Costume Designer in collaboration with Karoline Young
Director: Lydia Ziemke
Tristan Bates Theatre London / Opening March
  Neurovisions - A European Touretterie
  Music Theatre on the theme of Eurovision Song Contest
Set and Costume Design
Director: Hans-Jörg Kapp
Kampnagel Fabric Hamburg / Opening night 20th of Januar
  Verpaßte Weihnacht ? (Missing Christmas ?)

Set and Costume Designer
Director: Sandra von Holn
Ballhaus Neue Welt / Zwickau / Opening December

  Sind Wir Helden ? (Are we Heroes ?)
  a dance production for music by Phillip Glass
Set and Costume Designer
Choreographer: Anthony Taylor
Stadttheater Koblenz / Opening September
  The Seal of Confession / Das Beichtgeheimnis
  Design and Performance
I CONFESS Symposium / University of Glasgow / Scotland / June
  designer for this Musical Project
Gainsborough Primary School / London / April
Eine timewontwait Produktion
  Instructions for a Wake
  Performance in collaboration with Mark Butcher
Battersea Arts Center, London / January
  Instructions for a Wake

the re-enactment of a family dinner
  Martina is collaborating with artist Mark Butcher on this project
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre for their Scratch Festival
  my site I in space 3

a site-specific performance adventure
  Martina is collaborating with other live artists on Battersea Barge London during a three day intensive workshop process and presentation
Boudoir Rouge - The First
  a cooking event by the artist collective with the same name
  Martina is collaborating with other artists and cooks to produce the first evening of fabulous food at Bonniongton Cafè in Vauxhall / London
  Plum Flower in the Snow
  a new performance by Greta Mendez
  Martina is collaborating designer for the Londonartistsprojects production at HOME in Camberwell /South London / June
  She and Her Sleepwalking
  a performance piece commissioned by Brighton Festival
  The artist duo Martina and Dianna have been invited to create a new work based on the fairy tale of The Princess on the Pea / May
  She and Her Her and There
  a new performance piece for Brighton Festival 2008
  Based on the fairy tale The Princess on the Pea She and Her are creating a piece using strange shaped mattresses, transporting them through St Anne`s Well Gardens and piling them up in unusual ways
  weblink Brighton Festival / April
  She and Her Exchange
  a new performance piece for Greenwich Foot Tunnel
  Deriving from a mysterious encounter between two women at the low point of the tunnel the artist due She and Her are creating a visual installation in the lift cupboard spaces on either side of the River. / April
  weblink cupboardlove
  A Load of Rubbish
  an eco-play with songs by Sue Gordon
  Design workshop leader for the Lower School project at Alleyn's School / Dulwich / January to May
  Across Visceral and digital Performance
  Martina has been invited to show the one to one encounter THE SEAL OF CONFESSION at the three day symposium and conference / London / December
  Ripe and Rotten
  Battersea Arts Centre YPT project
  Artist and workshop facilitator for the BAC Youth Theatre project which creates a performance installation at SHUNT Lounge London Bridge / October
  myspace weblink
  Zeitreise / Time Travel
  Greizer Theaterherbst
  Workshop facilitator and designer for the six-week workshop project resulting in the opening ceremony of Greizer Theaterherbst/Greiz, Germany / August-September
  The Dong with a Luminous Nose
  London Bubble Theatre Company
  Set and Costume designer for London Bubble's Summer show directed by Karen Tomlin / July and August tour
  Ya'akobi and Leidental
  Oval House Theatre
  Set and Costume designer for the revival of the play with songs by Hanoch Levin, directed by Ariella Eshed of Tik-sho-ret Theatre Company / London / June
  Camberwell Arts Festival
  She and Her Crossing
  She and Her have been commissioned by Camberwell Arts to create a new piece of work for the Live Art Programme of the Festival. She and Her Crossing will explore the transitory spaces of traffic light circuits. Between green and red, walk and wait, travel and rest the two performers are embariking on a continuous journey from one axis to the next / London / June
May 2007 Farnham Maltings Festival, Farnham
  Eat what you love
  Martina has been commissioned to create a new piece of work for Rules and Regs, a practice-led development platform supporting artists to create new work in response to rules that challenge habits and stimulate creativity
January to May 2007 Trafalgar Square London
  EAT LONDON - a culinary community project produced by LIFT in collaboration with 14 London comunities who during a workshop proccess created a large scale edible model of London
  Martina has been one of six artist workshop facilitators on the project (SBTD)
January 2007 Nottingham Trent University
  Collaborators Exhibition - UK Design for Performance 2003-2007
  presentation of The Seal of Confession as part of the national exhibition produced by Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD)
November 2006 Camden People's Theatre London
  The Seal of Confession
  a One to One performance between one member of audience and the performer in a Confessional
  as part of A Festival of contemporary Performance
September 2006 New End Theatre London Soho Theatre Studio London
  Ya'akobi and Leidental
  Set and Costume Designer
  directed by Ariella Eshed
July 2006 Tate Modern Gallery, London
  Behind the scenes of the Museum
  Participant in a one week collaborative workshop exploring public interventions in the gallery spaces
  led by the Sevensistersgroup
June 2006 State Theatre Munich
  Moses and Aron
  Set Design Assistant to Designer Raimund Bauer
  Director David Pountney
April 2006 Arcola Theatre London
  The Hypochondriac by Molière
  Set and Costume Design
  Directed by Leyla Nazli
April 2006 Private home, North London
  The Tasseographer
  a One to One Performance based on the Art of Tea Leaf Reading
  Devised by Martina von Holn and Caroline Steinbeis
  Performed by Imogen Smith and Hakan Silahsizoglu
2005 The Old Marshall Street Baths, Soho London
  a site-specific Performance created and directed by Geraldine Pilgrim
  Assistant Designer on the Project
2005 Site-specific Performance, North London
  The Tasseographer
  a One to One Performance based on the Art of Tea Leaf Reading
  Performed by Imogen Smith and Hakan Silahsizoglu
  Devised by Martina von Holn and Caroline Steinbeis
2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  Venus, Mars and Chocolate Cake
  A hilarious two women cabaret show
  Performed by Emma Finley and Airlie Scott
  Devised by Graham Hubbard
  A CabarAct Production
  2004 Battersea Arts Centre London
  The Play about the Baby by Edward Albee
  A Goldsmiths College Collaboration
  Directed by Ashlie Corcoran
  Opening night 11.06.2004
  2004 Truman Brewery Brick Lane, London
  Carneskys Ghost Train
  A dark ride across haunted borders
  Assistant Designer to Laura Hopkins
  A Londonartistsprojects and Marisa Carnesky Company Production
  2003 The Actors Centre London
  Crocodile seeking Refuge
  An Ice and Fire Theatre Company Production
  Devised by Sonia Linden and Ariella Eshed
  2003 National Theatre London
  Linbury Biennial Prize Exhibition for Stage Design
  Design Proposal for Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz
  2003 Hanbury Gallery, Truman Brewery Brick Lane, London
  9birds&adog PROJECT_01
  A group exhibition
  2002 Central Saint Martina College London
  Performance for two actresses and a man
  Adaptation of texts by Sarah Kane and Martin Crimp
  2002 ENDANZA Lugar de Creaciòn Sevilla
  The worst is Security / Lo Peor es la Seguridad
  Adaptation of texts from the Spanish Baroque
  Performance for one actress and two actors inside and outside a bar
  Installation for one sleeping bag with sound
  2001 Opera Amsterdam Holland
  Turandot by Giaccomo Puccini
  Design Assistant to Raimund Bauer
  Directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
  2001 Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg
  The Signalwoman
  Diploma Project Fine Art
  Performance and Installation on the grounds
  of an abandoned rail station
  2000 Wolfgang Borchert Theatre Münster
  When the Puppets had it their own way
  Magic Piece for Children by Rafik Schami
  Directed by Markus Dietze
  2000 Ausstellungsraum Taubenstrasse 13 Hamburg
  12.000 Square Millimetres
  Site-specific Installation
  in Collaboration with Geelke Gaycken
  For the duration of the exhibition the entire gallery floor and partly walls were covered with carefully fitted fish-bone parquet and various objects made of cardboard. Visitors were allowed to enter the Gallery only with felt slippers.
  2000 Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
  The Guard's Box
  Installation about a mysterious scientist researching the life and death of Gustav Gründgens
  The Hymn
  Concept and Realisation of a Hymn for the 100th Anniversary of Deutsches Schauspielhaus
  Both projects for the Group Exhibition New Gazes New Spaces
  2000 Zeisehallen Altona Hamburg
  The Turn of the Screw
  Opera by Benjamin Britten
  Directed by Volkmar Erdmann
  1999 Kampnagel Factory Hamburg
  Demetrius - From Russia with Love
  Adaptation of the Demetrius Fragment by Friedrich Schiller
  Directed by Claudia Brier
  1999 Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
  BACKSTAGE Production
  Devised by Muriel Nestler/Martin Pawlowsky
  1999 OperaStabile / Studio Opera Hamburg
  Four Note Opera
  by Tom Johnson
  Directed by Ann-Christin Mecke
  1998 Thalia Theatre Hamburg
  Fat men in skirts
  by Nicky Silver
  Design Assistant to Christin Vahl
  Directed by Beate Andres
  1997 Institute for Theatre, Music Theatre and Film Hamburg
  Lear's Daughters
  Adaptation of King Lear by William Shakespeare
  Directed by Claudia Brier
  1997 Ernst-Deutsch-Theatre Hamburg
  A Streetcar named Desire
  by Tennessee Williams
  Design Assistant to Matthias Möbius
  Directed by Peter Heinrich
  1996 Prinzregenten Theatre Munich
  The Hour we knew nothing of each other
  by Peter Handke
  Design Assistant to Monika Schübl
  Directed by Anna Maslowski