Nicole Schuck

Nicole Schuck lives and works for many years as an artist in Berlin. She studied from 1990 to 1996 visual communication and graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld. She continued her studies in fine art at the University of Fine Art Berlin and Braunschweig. From 2003 to 2004 she was a master student in Braunschweig by John Armleder. Schuck received several scholarships and prizes, to name just a few; Visual Arts Grant, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin; Travel and Work Grant for Iceland, Kunststiftung NRW, North Rhine-Westphalia; Residency Grant, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen; Art in Public Space, new building for geosciences GEO I, Westfälische Wilhlems-Universität Münster (competition by invitation, 1st prize). She had numerous exhibitions and projects in germany and abroad.

Schucks work focuses on the themes of nature and wild animals as well as human habitats. Drawings and telling-performances and -walks are used to create alternative worlds that open up new perspectives. For example, in her large scale drawings she combines fragments of landscape, road networks and animals. She uses both documentary and fictional materials; both the real and the imagined. The exchange and cooperation with scientists, in particular with biologists, zoologists and other „natur“ experts represents an important part of her work.