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 Birgitta Volz

The walls of normality have fallen -

age-old wisdom returns to me.

My conscience travels.


Different worlds are opening,

existing in the same rank as our reality.

Am I going mad?


Spiritual beings communicate,

protect, assist, teach.


Curiosity has taken the place of my fear.

My new-old teachers appear

and each one opens the door

yet a bit more.

Impatiently I tear it open

and fearfully I slam it shut again -

only to return once more

to watch, to learn, to understand.


Where is truth?

What is reality?

Is my mind still operative?


More and more clearly I have to tell,

whom I can share with.

Smaller and smaller the circle of those

whose boundaries are large enough.


This knowledge makes me lonely.

Some consider me insane.

Many have gone that way before,

art is the way out.

Birgitta Volz

Beautiful Witches, 2001, Bark print from a willow tree, 120 x 90 cm, Oil colour on Chinese paper


Birgitta Volz

Born in Nuremberg / West-Germany

1982 Begins artistic works with woodcuts

1985 Youngest member of the Association of Professional Artists in Nuremberg

1984-88 Studies at the Würzburg College (Commercial Art), BA

1987 Guest student at the "Academia de Bellas Artes", Madrid , Spain

1988-91 MA-Programme for graphic arts at the University of Modern Arts in Kassel

1993-98 Fellowship in the House of Fine Arts, Wiesbaden

1996-97 Invitation to lecture at the College of Art , New Delhi , India , as an invited guest of the German Cultural Institute and at the University for Modern Arts in Porto , Portugal

1998 Rewarded the HAP Grieshaber Price for woodcut

1999-00 Fellowship of the Bavarian Government at the "International House of Artists - Villa Concordia" in Bamberg

2000 Awarded by the "New Saxonian Gallery" - Invitation to lecture at the College of Art in Kumasi , Ghana , as an invited guest of the German Cultural Institute and Alliance Française

2001 Fellowship of the German-Italian Institute "Villa Vigoni"

2003 Brenner's "Artists in Residence" Fellowship, Baden-Baden. Fellowship "Le Centre Est-Nord-Est"St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada

2004 Artist in residence “Engramme”, Quebec , Canada


Birgitta Volz, Sri Ma, Chinnakalapet, Pondicherry 605014, 0091-423-2655-172

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Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2007 Art Castle "Giechburg", Schesslitz , Germany

2006 Pitanga cultural centre, Auroville , India

2005 Exhibition hall, Hotel Skalny, Karpacz , Poland

2004 Bharat Nivas Art Gallery , Auroville , India

Point Gallery, Baden-Baden

2003 Brenner's Parkhotel, Baden-Baden

Art Center "Est-Nord-Est", St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada

2002 Moritzhof, Chemnitz

2001 Museum of Nature , Chemnitz

Sauveur Gallery, Eppstein

2000 French Cultural Center, Kumasi , Ghana

Dome of Berlin , Berlin

Museum " Augustusburg Castle ", Saxonia

1999 Gänsemarkt-Passage Hamburg

1998 Museum Gellert, Hainichen

Schuster & Scheuermann Gallery, Berlin

Taschenberg Palace, Dresden

1997 German Cultural Center, Porto, Portugal

Museum of Female Arts, Wiesbaden

Schuster Gallery, Frankfurt am Main

Daimler-Benz-Aerospace, Paris, France

1996 Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India

1995 Schuster Gallery, Offenbach

Wasserturm Gallery, Darmstadt

1994 Wiesweg Gallery, Eltville

1993 House of Fine Arts, Wiesbaden

1992 Werkstatt Gallery, Rüsselsheim

1991 Exhibition Hall of the Academie of Fine Arts, Kassel

1990 Exhibition Hall of the Academie of Fine Arts, Kassel

1987 Jason Gallery , Nuremberg

1986 Gallery of the Association of Professional Artists in Nuremberg

Chambinsky Theatre, Würzburg

1985 Town hall, Erlangen

>> See gallery

Exhibition at Citadyn in Auroville   November-December 2012                     

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