Maja Linke

1977 born in Bonn
1996-1997 studied Early American Ethnology, Spanish and philosophy at the University of Bonn
1997 – 2001 studied Art at the Academy of Graphic Art Maastricht (Netherlands),
lives and works in Dresden since 2002.

2007 scholarship "Bildwechsel", Hamburg
2007 scholarship Upernavik, Greenland
2007 art house Lukas scholarship for CCCK Klaipeda, Lithuania
2006 Special Jury Vote, MISSION EUROPE, Ankara, Turkey
2003 scholarship (Governo de Maranhao/engl. Consulate general) Sao Luis, Brazil
2003 three month Leonardo da Vinci scholarship in Tartu, Estonia
2001 Gilbert de Bontridder Prize, the Netherlands

Exhibitions and Participations (selection):
2007 Monotypen, Goethe-Institut Ankara, Turkey
2007 missioneurope, participation: e-werk Weimar, La Friche Marseille, Katowice
2006 "Hvs G": party-arty gallery, Berlin
2006 "Basis & Igel" (base and hedgehock), Motorenhalle Dresden
2005 "Basis & Igel Vertreten", project in Cologne
2005 "jeder weiß nur das, was er wissen muss" (Everyone only knows what he has to know) elektropopclub: Art association Wolfsburg/Bytom, Poland
2005 "party-arty" with Tina Beifuss, Lovelite, Berlin
2004/05 "Sputniza" participation, Kunsthaus Dresden
2003/04 "Höxter vs Grossstadt in: Bruxismus"
with Dirk Lange; "Zurück zum Prachtexemplar" (back to the prime specimen) with Dirk Lange, Blitzgalerie, Dresden
2003 "mural-global", Sao Luis, Brazil

Projects / curated exhibitions
with Tina Beifuss, Katrin Krahl, Christiane Mennicke, Silke Wagler:
#Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers - Reflexionen zeitgenössischer Kunst zur Aktualität des Erinnerns (On the absence of the camp – reflections of contemporary art on the topicality of remembering), Kunsthaus Dresden, 2006
with Tina Beifuss, Christiane Mennicke:
#Schweizer Krankheit + die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne (Swiss illness + the longing for distant climes), Kunsthaus Dresden, 2005 – 06
2005 mobile project room "Basis und Igel"
2004 German-Brazilian cultural association Modus e.V., Cologne


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