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Born 1985 in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE. Lives and works in Cologne, DE.

Rebekka Löffler‘s paintings and drawings, in recent years, reflect on thoughts about the interconnectedness of various aspects of life on earth.

Her works from 2022 deal with the relationships of humans to the earth, the environment and other living beings, in particular with questions of production, both with regard to reproduction and with regard to new linkages of different species. They are based on readings by Bruno Latour and Donna Haraway.

Her paintings from 2021 reflect on the tension between human experience as well as language, and the constantly fast flow of information of the digital world. They deal with ideas about the processing and transmission of signals in the technical and digital field.

Earlier works explore various aspects that define an individual’s personality and have reflected relationships and interfaces, among other things between the individual and his fellow humans, his places (of residence), his language and understanding, and his mental as well as physical states. Thus, new connections and reformulations are being created.

Furthermore, her artistic work reflects on the mutual relationships between seeing, recognising, and remembering images; (re)thinking and communicating in words, signs, and symbols; and feeling. What the artist often incorporates thematically into her paintings here, is also reflected in the way she works. An idiosyncratic language of form and colour replaces known images with newly created images, which arise from the connection of seeing, thinking, and feeling. They result from preparatory drawings that evolve into paper models and collages and finally translate into paintings.

Concepts like entanglement, complexity, permeability, movement, rhythm, growth, and transformation describe her paintings, both in terms of content and form. They give an answer to all of her work’s underlying questions about the definition and perception of the world and her personal location and contextualisation in it.


Rebekka Löffler received her master’s degree at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, DE in 2012, and was a resident at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Ghent, BE in 2016-2017.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include: Transmissions at KNUST KUNZ GALLERY EDITIONS, Munich (2022); Schwebezustand at KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp, (2020); ‘From you / to me. / From me to you.’ at Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent, BE (2018) and Giving Things a Face at De Filatuur gallery, Brussels (2016).

Selected group exhibitions comprise: There Is No Such Thing as Abstract Art, EMERGENT, Veurne, BE curated by Frank Maes (2021); MOLECULE, de Singel, Antwerp, BE (2018); ‘As if we could scrape the color off the iris and still see’ at Twin Gallery, Madrid curated by Sonia Fernández Pan (2018); Slippages at the White House Gallery, Leuven, BE (2018); The Other Half, Three Painters at Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin curated by Jurriaan Benschop (2018); The Grid and the Cloud: How to Connect. at Vanderbourgt Building, Brussels curated by Elena Sarokina (2017); Regionale12 at Städtische Galerie Weil am Rhein, DE (2012); TOP 12 at Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, DE (2012) and 17//24 at Städtische Galerie im Buntetor, Bremen, DE (2008).

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Postgraduate training: Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts
HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), Ghent, BE

Diplom and Meisterschülerin [Master Student] in Fine Art
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, DE

Exchange programme in the fine arts
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

Artist Residencies

Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NL

HANGAR.ORG, centre for art research and production, Barcelona, ESP

Exhibitions (selection)

Solo Exhibitions

Transmissions, Knust Kunz Gallery Editions, Munich, DE
Schwebezustand, KETELEER GALLERY, Antwerp, BE
From you / to me. / From me to you., Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent, BE
Giving Things a Face, De Filatuur gallery, Brussels, BE
Versteckspiel, Poly Produzentengalerie, Karlsruhe, DE

Group Exhibitions

Art Düsseldorf, group exhibition with Knust Kunz Gallery Editions, Düsseldorf, DE

Art Cologne, group exhibition with KETELEER GALLERY, Cologne, DE
The Painting Show, KETELEER GALLERY, Antwerp, BE

There Is No Such Thing as Abstract Art, Emergent Veurne, BE, curated by Frank Maes
A Soft Gentle Breeze, Villa Les Zéphyrs, Westende, BE, curated by Els Wuyts

ART COLOGNE with KETELEER GALLERY (online version)
Pre-Triennial Brugge 2020: between dream and reality, TraumA, Brugge, BE
Group Show, KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp, BE

Something Beautiful, La Vallée, Brussels, BE

MOLECULE, in collaboration with Ruben de Gheselle und BL!NDMAN, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
Art scene UNSEEN, Kasteel d’Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem, BE
Charity Auction, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
‘As if we could scrape the color off the iris and still see’, Twin Gallery, Madrid, ESP, curated by Sonia Fernández Pan
Slippages, The White House Gallery, Lovenjoel (Leuven), BE
The Other Half, Three painters, Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, curated by Jurriaan Benschop

The Grid and the Cloud: How to Connect., Vanderbourgt Building, Brussels, curated by Elena Sarokina
Trust is not a mood, barely an emotion, ING, Ghent, BE, curated by Elena Sarokina
Open Studios, HANGAR.ORG, Barcelona, ESP
Open Studios, HISK, Ghent, BE

Galerie Ahnen, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe, DE
22. Künstlermesse Karlsruhe, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, DE

Meisterschüler in Weinheim, Kunstförderverein Weinheim e.V., DE
21. Künstlermesse Karlsruhe, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, DE
Graduierten-Ausstellung, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, DE

TOP 12, Meisterschüler der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, DE
WESTSÜD, Galerie Knecht und Burster, Karlsruhe, DE
20 Studenten v/d Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Galerie Achter de Ramen, Amsterdam, NL
Regionale 12, Städtische Galerie Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein, DE

17//24, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen, DE


Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur, DE

Auf geht´s, Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, DE
Digital Gutschein, Neustart Kultur, The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, DE

Since 2020
Studio supported by the City of Cologne, DE

Residency at HANGAR.ORG, Barcelona with support by Sala d‘Art Jove, Government of Catalonia facility

Cataloges (Selection)

Germann, M., Löffler, R. (2022). Rebekka Löffler: Paintings 2022–2018. Cologne, Germany: Rebekka Löffler.

Gyskens, V., Lubbers, F. und Fernández Pan, S. (2020). Rebekka Löffler/ Inner Space: Paintings 2018–2011. Cologne, Germany: Rebekka Löffler.

Germann, M. and Löffler, R. (2020). Rebekka Löffler: Schwebezustand. Cologne, Germany: Rebekka Löffler.

Geyskens, V. and Löffler, R. (2018). From you / to me. / From me to you. Ghent, Belgium: Barbé Urbain.

Lluís, N. et al. (2019). Paratext Vol. 3. Barcelona, Spain: HANGAR.ORG and Fundació Banc Sabadell.

Arkesteijn, R. et al. (2017). HISK Laureates 2017: The Grid and the Cloud. How to Connect. Ghent, Belgium: HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts).

Heil, A. (2012). Top 12: Meisterschüler der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe. Heidelberg, Germany: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe.

Schulz, M. (2012). Westsüd. Karlsruhe, Germany: Galerie Knecht und Burster.

Press (Selection)

Weyts, K. (2020). Rebekka Löffler. HART Magazine, 208, pp.84.

Löffler, R. (2019). Carte Blanche: Rebekka Löffler. Kunstletters, 007, pp.48–50.

Brüning, G. (2014). Neue Ausstellung der Karlsruher Meisterschülerin Rebekka Sarah Löffler. Badisches Tagblatt, 149, 2 July (no page).

Thiele, C. (2013). Geschnitten. Badische Neuste Nachrichten, 141, 21 June, p.25.


Löffler, R. 2020, Schwebezustand: Solo Exhibition at KETELEER GALLERY, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), delivered 20 November 2020.

Löffler, R. 2018, In-Between: The Paintings of Rebekka Löffler, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), delivered 8 March 2018.

Löffler, R. 2017, Rebekka Löffler: Paintings, PARATEXT #20, HANGAR.ORG, delivered 26 September 2017.

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