Biography

Claudia Hill is a cross-disciplinary artist who creates objects for personal encounters.

Her subject is the body in relation to textile, performance, and community-building. Her oeuvre ranges from film-making over costume design and drawings to an artists’ book and visual performances, e.g. at ZKM or Centre Pompidou. Her work is regularly seen at HAU Berlin, where, most recently, she was part of Unacknowledged Loss.

Hill is a member of the artist group Supernova, which formed around the interdisciplinary performance Sketches/Notebook, originally conceived by frequent collaborator Meg Stuart. As a costume designer, she is commissioned by the likes of choreographer William Forsythe or the New York based ensemble The Wooster Group and has contributed to artists’ films by Michaël Borremans and Boris Achour.

In the ‘90s, Claudia moved to NYC from Germany for a 3-months dance program and ended up staying for 13 years. There she began to build her career as a designer and to present her collections in diverse multi-media events during New York Fashion Week and in Japan with a wide range of artistic collaborations. Since 2008 she is based in Berlin.

CV

Cross-Disciplinary

2017

Unacknowledged Loss—creation of the ritual Softcore upon invitation by Barbara Raes and HAU, Berlin

2017

Katapult: Volumes II-III—performance with Antonija Livingstone (CAN), Live Arts Week VI, Ex GAM, Bologna

2017

Kŏn′voi′—artist film with international upcoming screenings

2016

Triangles—Developing a Toolset for Ephemeral Sculptures

2011–…

Traveling Poncho—editor and initiator of a durational book project in collaboration with international artists (Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mark Borthwick, Takashi Homma, Takehito Koganezawa, AA Bronson and others), worldwide, ongoing

2013–2014

Stitching Collective—commissioned by Foundation for Movement Notation to complete one of Noa Eshkol’s wall carpets, now at Neugerriemschneider, Berlin.

2013

Tape Graffiti—visual interventions in association with Damaged Goods Productions, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Buda Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk; Machsan 2, Tel Aviv

2012

Moments—visual concept and performance in collaboration with Meg Stuart (USA, choreographer), ZKM Karlsruhe

2005

Wasserwünsche—installation and performance in collaboration with Nelly Agassi (Israel/USA, artist), and Ori Drummer (Israel, musician), Art Forum Berlin.

2002

~ISM—installation, participation in an exhibition for the opening of The Lincoln Modern, Singapore.

1999

Colorlab—installation and performance in collaboration with Ariko Inaoka (Japan, photographer). DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn.

Costume

2017

The Battlefield Nurse—work-in-progress performance by Jeremy Wade (USA). Gessnerallee, Zurich; B-Sides Festival, Luzern; ImPulsTanz Vienna; e.a.

2016

Tanz im August, Internationales Festival Berlin—key visual (poster, program, magazine), Berlin

2016

On The Rocks—performance sculpture by Lucie Tuma (Switzerland), Gessnerallee, Zurich

2016

7 Dialogs—dance performances composed by Matteo Fargion in collaboration with Ivo Dimchev, Tim Etchells, Beth Gill, Étienne Guilloteau, Hetain Patel, Lucy Suggate, and the Dance On Ensemble. Holland Dance Festival, Den Haag; HAU, Berlin; Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen; San Sebastian, Schauspiel Frankfurt e.a.

2015

Korinna und Jörg—documentary performance by Laurie Young (Canada/ Berlin), Sophiensäle, Berlin

2014

Hunter—costumes and visuals for Meg Stuart (USA, choreographer) at HAU, Berlin; La Biennale di Venezia, Venice; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kaaitheater, Brussels; deSingel, Antwerp; Münchner Kammerspiele; Gessnerallee, Zurich; La Bâtie Festival, Geneva; PACT Zollverein, Essen; Usine C, Montreal; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna e.a.

2013

Sketches/Notebook—costumes, visuals and performance for Meg Stuart (USA/ Germany) and collective. HAU, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Münchner Kammerspiele; Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent; Kaaitheater, Brussels; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; Gessnerallee, Zurich; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; PACT Zollverein, Essen e.a.

2012

Untitled—artist film by Michaël Borremans (Belgium, artist) and Meg Stuart (USA, choreographer)

2012

Séances—artist film and exhibition by Boris Achour (France, artist). La Triennale, Paris

2011

Breaking the Circle—dance/fashion film with Meg Stuart (USA, choreographer), JF Carly (Belgium, camera) and Waldemar Pokromski (Poland, award- winning make-up). Screened at film festivals in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Burgundy e.a.

2010

Look Stranger—feature film by Arielle Javitch with Anamaria Marinca (Romania/UK, lead actress), Michael Simmonds (USA, camera), shot in Serbia, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival

2007

Hamlet—The Wooster Group. Performed in New York, São Paulo, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Santiago e.a.

2004

Poor Theater—The Wooster Group. Performed in New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw e.a.

2003

Decreation—William Forsythe (USA, choreographer), Ballet Frankfurt. Performed in Frankfurt, New York, Paris, London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Berlin e.a.

1996–1998

numerous theatre and film productions, among others All my Sons with Arthur Miller (USA) at the Roundabout Theatre, Broadway, NYC

1995–1996

Rent—co-design for original production, Broadway and U.S. tour

1997

Admission to United Scenic Artists of America

Clothing

2010–2011

Presentations of Limited Edition Collection in Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Brussels

2005

Presentation through Eo Bocci (Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen) in Paris

Presentation in Tokyo

2004

Shop opening in Berlin

Official Member of German ASEM delegation, representing German design at ASEM 5 in Vietnam

2001

Exclusive contract with Japanese distributor Look Inc., Tokyo (Marc Jacobs, Christophe Lemaire e.a.)

Show at New York Fashion Week. Art direction by Daisuke Nakayama (Japan, artist), choreography by Guta Hedewig (USA, choreographer)

2000

Film project with Daisuke Nakayama (Japan, artist) and Ariko Inaoka (Japan, photographer), presented at 7th on Sixth, New York Fashion Week

Presentation in Tokyo through Look Inc.

Show at New York Fashion Week. Art Direction by Asymptote Architecture (USA), Music by Skuli Sverrisson (USA/Iceland).

1999

Installation and presentation during New York Fashion Week

Presentation in Tokyo through Look, Inc.

1998

Formation of own company to develop and distribute signature and derivative collection

Documentary about Claudia Hill by NHK, Japanese state television