Folke Köbberling, born in Kassel in 1969, studied liberal arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. Together with Martin Kaltwasser she forms the artists’ collective Köbberling/Kaltwasser. They develop intervention models for urban space, where they re-use existing structures, thus questioning the familiar way of dealing with urban architecture in subtle, often humorous ways. Known in London for the Jellyfish Theatre commisioned by the Oikos Theatre Festival in 2010, in the context of the London Festival of Architecture which was built by more than a hundred volunteers.
Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser have lectured and
exhibited extensively in Germany and
internationally. Their recent solo exhibitions include: Locker Plant/Chinati Foundation, Marfa (USA) 2010; Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC (USA) 2011 ; Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen (GER)2011; Zabriski Point, Genf (CH) 2011; Union Station/Toronto, Conference Hall/Montreal (CDN) 2011; ZKM Karlsruhe (GER)2011; Lentos Museum Linz (AUT) 2012. Art in public space (selection): False Creek, Vancouver (CDN) 2010; Cars Into Bicycles, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica (USA)2010; View Tube, London (UK) 2011; Bildungscampus Leobendorf (AUT) 2011; OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz (AUT) 2012; Ruhrtriennale, Bochum (GER) 2012.