Yutta Saftien, born in the Black Forest, is an international acting artist, living and working in Hamburg and in Austria.
She has studied fashion design at the school of arts in Bremen and was the student of Luis Murschetz, Nancy Spero and Leon Golub.
Her artwork includes drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, installations and landart.
With her artwork Yutta Saftien transgresses in an intented simple way the sphere of art and initiates a discussion including global, öcological, humanistic and social-political aspects.
Yutta Saftien is also working as qualified art-therapist in a KABEG hospital in Austria and as psychotherapeutic healing practitioner.
Working as an artist and as an art therapist is in Yutta Saftien´s eyes a worthy combination, which enriches her understanding of individual needs and societies psychological background. This inspires her to express and mirror her impressions through her individual artwork.
Born in the Black Forest, Germany
Abitur at the Goethe-Gymnasium in Emmendingen
Studied fashion-design at the 'Hochschule für Künste' in Bremen, graduation diploma.
Beside this: Participation in the classes of grafic design and painting.
Working as fashion designer in the textile industry, from 1992 on as freelance designer.
Also working as free artist.
Student at the 'Internationale Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst' in Salzburg, illustration-class of Luis Murschetz.
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.
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.
birth of the Greeny-idea while staying in Stuttgart for two years (2002-2004)
back in Hamburg
2009 - 2012
Yutta Saftien has passed sucessfully an EU-licenced education in Art Therapy and in Gestalt Therapy at the HIGW in Hamburg
2011 - 2018
Yutta Saftien worked as Art Therapist at the Asklepios Westklinikum in Hamburg in the psychiatric department
Yutta Saftien passed the exam for psychotherapistic Heilpraktiker in Hamburg
Yutta Saftien has bought a wonderful space in the Alpes of Austria, her mountain studio. She from now on lifes and works in Hamburg and in Austria
Yutta Saftien works as Art Therapist at the LKH-Villach in Austria in the psychiatric department
2019 - 2020
Yutta Saftien has passed sucessfully an education in Couple Therapy at the HIGW in Hamburg
Bremen, Galerie am Postmoor
Bremen, 1.Short-film-festival: Participation with the diploma experimantal-video 'Syntax Error' -> video activity
New York, Abney Gallery
Osnabrück, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, 'Myth from a bottle - Coca-Cola culture in the 20th century', Organisation: Designzentrum Essen. Thessaloniki, Gallery Lola Nikolaou
New York, Abney Gallery Paris, Marseille, Barcelona, itinerant exhibition against discrimination, violence and intolerance
Organisation: Humanistisches Zentrum Kölnr
Stuttgart, Galerie unterm Turm
New York, New Art From Israel Gallery
Hamburg, Galerie im Atrium Hamburg, Galerie Kruse am Groß Neumarkt
New York, Synchronicity Space
Hamburg, Galerie im Atrium
Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus - 'Draw and Order' Emmendingen, City Hall, Greeny IV - 'Answers to Eva und Borchert'
Stuttgart, Greeny at a bus-stop on Birkenwaldstrasse as part of the project 'Vorfahrt' from the Gallery 'eigen-art'.
Frankfurt a.M. / U.F.O., Participation at the exhibition 'Bodenlos' with the Cocoons
Hamburg, "What Money Can´t Buy" Greeny-Installation at the Hamburg Art Week 17th - 26th of June 2011
Stuttgart, Galerie Oberwelt e.V., "Die Büchse der Pandorra, Das Urteil - von Franz Kafka" Hamburg, Westwerk, 28 Jahre Westwerk
Bremen, Kulturfrühling, 28 Jahre Westwerk
Böblingen, Gallery of the city of Böblingen, one year installation, starting with the participation at the exhibition 'Die Klasse der Damen' 2015, March 2015 - March 2016
Garlstorf close to Hamburg, participation at the Kunstfest Garlstorf as member of and with the artist group TSE TSE.
Hamburg, Kunsthaus, BBK Exhibition of the year: 'WELLCOME TO THE ZOO' Leipzig, MdbK - Museum der bildenden Künste, juried participation at the YOKO ONO exhibition 'Peace is Power' Hamburg, Frapant Gallery in the Viktoriakaserne, Greeny participation at the performance installation 'konkret.fließend' of Simone Fazer & Collectiv Villach/Austria, participation at the exhibition 'Gegen Gewalt' at the LKH-Villach
Hamburg Bergedorf, Bergedorfer Schloß, participation at the exhibition `TSE TSE meets Bergedorf meets TSE TSE´as member of the artist group TSE TSE.
Bremen, Wallanlagen / costumes from the video 'Syntax Error'
Steinhagen, City Hall / paintings Peking, Febrü offices / paintings
Hamburg, Fischmarkt and Stilwerk: Installation 'Garbage-T-Shirts'
Hamburg, Museum der Arbeit, 'Unter Uns'
Emmendingen, City Hall und Market-place: T-shirt action und installation UC-M1-EM
Berlin, The Collegium, Studio of television station OKB: Greeny II - 'Christmas-tree'
Berlin, Greeny III -Greenys on parking-meters Hamburg, Greeny III - Greenys on parking-meters
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
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' Hamburg, Westwerk, interactive Greeny installation
New York, Central Park, interactiv Greeny-action Amsterdam, Platform 21: Participation at the exhibition 'Domestic Wilderness' from the Virtueel Museum Zuidas, combination of Bosporus-Greeny piece with the cocoons. Duisburg, Albstad Bosporus-Greeny workshops
Lienz / Austria, Landart course at the summerartacademy
Tannheim / Austria, landart experiences and interventions in the landscape
Hamburg-Norway/Northkap-Iceland-Shottland-Hamburg, "Greeny on board" of AIDAmar 21st of July - 4th of August
Hamburg-New York, "Greeny on board" of AIDA 29th of August - 14th of September
develloping the artspace 'ateliersaftien' in Austria as a kreativ place for common artwork, art workshops and Art Therapy.