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Vita of Yutta Saftien

1963
Born in the Black Forest, Germany

1982
Abitur at the Goethe-Gymnasium in Emmendingen

1982 - 1987
Studied fashion-design at the `Hochschule für Künste´ in Bremen, graduation diploma.
Beside this: Participation in the classes of grafic design and painting.

1988
Started working as fashion designer in the textile industry, from 1992 on as freelance designer.
Also working as free artist.

1995
Student at the `Internationale Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst´ in Salzburg, illustration-class of Luis Murschetz.

since 1996
concentration on her artwork, which is very much influenced by her roots in fashion and textile design.
Since that year Yutta lives and works in Hamburg.

1997
Student at the `Internationale Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst´ in Salzburg, painting-class of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub.
Nancy Spero und Leon Golub, in whose class the idea for the first installation was born, kept contact and gave good advice for the further artwork.
They arranged the contact to the New York art historian Jo Anna Isaak, who, since 1998, included Yutta´s garbage-T-shirt installation from Hamburg in her lessions at the Cornell University in Los Angeles.

2002
birth of the Greeny-idea while staying in Stuttgart for two years (2002-2004)

since
2004 back in Hamburg

2012
Hamburg, Yutta Saftien has passed sucessfully the exam for psychotherapistic Heilpraktiker
Hamburg, she has also passed sucessfully the art therapy exam.




Group-exhibitions (selection):

1986
Bremen, Galerie am Postmoor

1987
Bremen, 1.Short-film-festival: Participation with the diploma experimantal-video `Syntax Error´ -> video activity

1993
New York, Abney Gallery

1994
Osnabrück, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, `Myth from a bottle - Coca-Cola culture in the 20th century´, Organisation: Designzentrum Essen.
Thessaloniki, Gallery Lola Nikolaou

1995
New York, Abney Gallery
Paris, Marseille, Barcelona, itinerant exhibition against discrimination, violence and intolerance
Organisation: Humanistisches Zentrum Köln

1996
Stuttgart, Galerie unterm Turm

1997
New York, New Art From Israel Gallery

1998
Hamburg, Galerie im Atrium
Hamburg, Galerie Kruse am Groß Neumarkt

1999
Hamburg, Museum der Arbeit, `Unter Uns´
New York, Synchronicity Space

2001
Hamburg, Galerie im Atrium

2004
Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus - `Draw and Order´
Emmendingen, City Hall, Greeny IV - `Answers to Eva und Borchert´

2006
Stuttgart, Greeny at a bus-stop on Birkenwaldstrasse as part of the project `Vorfahrt´ from the Gallery `eigen-art´.

2008
Frankfurt a.M. / U.F.O., Participation at the exhibition `Bodenlos´ with the Cocoons

2011
Hamburg, "What Money Can´t Buy" Greeny-Installation at the Hamburg Art Week 17th - 26th of June 2011

2013
Stuttgart, Galerie Oberwelt e.V., "Die Büchse der Pandorra, Das Urteil - von Franz Kafka"

2013
Hamburg, Westwerk, 28 Jahre Westwerk

2014
Bremen, Kulturfrühling, 28 Jahre Westwerk

2015
Böblingen, Gallery of the city of Böblingen, participation at the exhibition `Die Klasse der Damen´ with Cocoons and the Greeny `What Money Can´t Buy´

2016
Garlstorf close to Hamburg, participation at the Kunstfest Garlstorf as member of and with the artist group TSE TSE.





Solo-exhibitions and projects:

1987
Bremen, Wallanlagen / costumes from the video `Syntax Error´

1994
Steinhagen, City Hall / paintings
Peking, Febrü offices / paintings

1998
Hamburg, Fischmarkt and Stilwerk: Installation `Garbage-T-Shirts´

1999
Emmendingen, City Hall und Market-place: T-shirt action und installation UC-M1-EM

2003
Berlin, The Collegium, Studio of television station OKB: Greeny II - `Christmas-tree´

2004
Berlin, Greeny III -Greenys on parking-meters
Hamburg, Greeny III - Greenys on parking-meters

2005
Albstadt, Maschenmuseum, large Greeny-Installation
Berlin, Greeny III - Greenys on parking-meters
Bremen, Greeny III - Greenys on parking-meters

2005 - ...still in process
Istanbul, Bosporus-Greeny-Project, Greeny over the Bosphorus-Bridge `Istanbul-Bogazici-Köprüsü´,
several workshops and other installations in the following years are connected to this project

2007
Berlin, Albstadt, Vienna: Bosporus-Greeny workshops

2008
Istanbul, Streetlamp Greenys in Nisantasi / Istanbul as preproject for the Bosporus-Greeny-Project
Lefkosa, Girne / North Cyprus, Nisantasi-Streetlamp-Greenys as `Greeny on the Tour´

2009
New York, Duisburg, Albstadt: Bosporus-Greeny workshops
Amsterdam, Platform 21: Participation at the exhibition `Domestic Wilderness´ from the Virtueel Museum Zuidas, combination of Bosporus-Greeny piece with the cocoons.

2010
Lienz / Austria, Landart course at the summerartacademy

2011
Tannheim / Austria, landart experiences and interventions in the landscape

2012
Hamburg-Norway/Northkap-Iceland-Shottland-Hamburg, "Greeny on board" of AIDAmar 21st of July - 4th of August

2013
Hamburg-New York, "Greeny on board" of AIDA 29th of August - 14th of September
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