mianki.Gallery Berlin
Andrea Hild

Andrea Hild

Birgit Borggrebe

Heike Endemann

Edith Held

Douglas James Johnson

Thomas Möller


Barbara Schmitz-Becker

Jochen Schneider

Andrea Hild’s work, which may be described with the generic term 'Memory shots', attempts to record the phenomenon of the "Photo Album" in drawings and stories - or rather, the moment contained in the photography and which the owner of the photo album considers "worth remembering".

The raw material comes for this comes from family photo albums which she finds at flea markets. There are portraits, pictures of excursions and celebrations. Old photographs awaken ambivalent feelings because on the one hand they want to convey a sense of, "this was exactly how it was" - the photo is the proof. Everybody laughs. It was a beautiful day. The creator of the photo album would like us to believe precisely this. On the other hand, one is aware that a photograph does not have to represent reality. Was the situation (the "Memory Shot") possibly just provided? In her work, Andrea Hild wants to scatch at the surface and tease out the unspoken that might just be hidden behind the gloss, the hairdo and the birthday cake. In this way, the story that the makers of the photo album wanted to tell, is spun a little further.

Getrude Stein offers a very good explanation of the concept of "telling": At some point, words were invented to tell a particular story. Decades or centuries later, we still use the same words, but to tell a new story. Andrea Hild is able to precisely transfer this to her way of working. She uses photographs taken by a person at some time or the other in order to have something to tell. She removes the people in the pictures from their previous context, combines them with other people from other photographs and thus tells a new story.

The material that Andrea Hild uses for this, reflects the characteristics that can be attributed to photography, again, for example, its reproducibility. Etchings and drawings on transparent paper can be reproduced. Repetition is a recurrent theme in her motifs.

Thread and needles build the bridge to reality. They stand for cords, loops, things stitched-on; snake their way through the individual transparent layers of paper and connect the different narrative levels together. What arises is a tangible piece of weaving. Both visual and contextual. Yet they remain metaphors.

Andrea Hild

*1983, Deutschland, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin

Vita Andrea Hild (PDF)


Galerie Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt a. M.

Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar

Ausbildung und Arbeit


Arbeitsaufenthalt in Shanghai, China


Ernennung zur Meisterschülerin, Nominierung für den Preis des Präsidenten der Universität der Künste, Berlin

2010 – 2011

Meisterschülerstudium, Klasse von Prof. H.-J. Kristahn und Prof. M. Lammert, UdK

2009 – 2010

Studium der Bildenden Künste, Klasse von Prof. H.-J. Kristahn, UdK, Berlin

2006 – 2007

Arbeitsaufenthalt in Southend-on-Sea, UK

2003 – 2008

Studium der Kunstpädagogik & Anglistik / Amerikanisik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Puppets II, 2017

Tusche mit Faden auf transparentem Papier, Nadel

60 x 60 cm

Andrea Hild

Aber wo würden sie leben?, 2012

Tusche mit Faden auf transparentem Papier, Nadel

70 x 100 cm

Andrea Hild

Tänzerinnen, 2012

Tusche mit Faden

auf transparentem Papier

je 50 x 35 cm, 2-teilig

Andrea Hild


Kalckreuthstraße 15

10777 Berlin

T +49 30 364 327 08