Sina Hensel, *1986 in Mainz (GER), lives and works in Brussels (BE), Ghent (BE) and Aachen (GER).
In 2012 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (GER) and Hamburg (GER) and since 2018 she takes part in the postgraduate research programme of HISK (Higher Insititue for Fine Arts) in Ghent (BE). Since 2019 she holds a scientific research position at RWTH Aachen university (GER) at the Chair of Visual Arts in the Architecture Department.
Her work has been shown among others: MHKA- Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp (BE), Kunsthaus L6 and Kulturwerk T66 Freiburg (GER), Kunstverein Paderborn (GER), Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin (GER), SouthBlock Glasgow (UK), LaChaufferie Strasbourg (FR) and the Government headquarters Karlsruhe (GER).
Artistic research residencies brought her to: Tatra National Park (PL) with STEP Travel Grant of the European Cultural Foundation, Cairngorms National Park (UK) with Beta-Beta Residency, Brussels (BE) with Penthouse Art Residency by Harlan Levey Gallery, Luberon National Park (FR) with a Travel Grant of the Roi Baudouin Foundation and to Villa Romana (IT) with a Travel Grant of the Annual Award of the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe.


1986 born in Mainz/Germany
based in Brussels/BE, Ghent/BE and Aachen/BE

since 2019 research position at RWTH Aachen/GER
2018-2019 Post-academic research programme HISK (Higher Insititute for Fine Art), Ghent/BE
2012-2013 Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg/GER, Prof. Nick Mauss
2006-2012 Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe/GER, Prof. Erwin Gross
2004-2006 Studies in mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/GER

Residencies  / Awards / Grants
2018 Libitum Residency, Luberon National Park, France (supported by Roi Baudouin Foundation)
2017 Pscheuench Residency, Tatra National Park, Zakopane/PL
2017 STEP Travel grant by the European Cultural Foundation
2017 Penthouse Art Residency by Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels/BE
2016 Beta-Beta Residency, Braemar, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland/UK
2016 Project funding, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst/GER
2015 Selection Art Award, Museum Ettlingen/GER
2015 Project funding, Kulturamt Karlsruhe/GER
2012-2014 Studio grant, Baden-Württemberg/GER
2012 Residence at Villa Romana, Florence/ITA
2011 Travel Grant of Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Florence/ITA
2010 Scholarship Art House 19/21, Pforzheim/GER 

Solo-/Duo- Shows


Open Studios, HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Art), Ghent, BE
Open Studios, HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Art), Ghent, BE

Results of Pscheuench Residency, pop-up Gallery, Zakopane/PL (with Jasmine Bakalarz)
Eye Contact, Final Exhibition of Penthouse Art Residency by Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels

Open Studio, Penthouse Art Residency by Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels (with Emeline Depas)
Beta-Beta, Braemar, Scotland/UK
Slow Stories, Neuland, Bochum
Colours and Words, HiddenBrussels
entre chien et loup
, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe
Small objects, Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg
Blue and yellow
, Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe
ideas, Mucha-room, Karlsruhe

Group Exhibitions

Laboratorium, Zwarte Zaal, KASK, Ghent/BE
Failures of Cohabitation
 (curated by Daniella Géo),M HKA- Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp/BE
BEATS SOUP (with Pieter De Clercq, Hannah Mevis and Gintaute Skvernyte), HISK, Ghent/BE
Une double enveloppe, la peau, les murs, curated by Alice Marquaille, La Chaufferie, Strasbourg/FR
At the edge of Abstraction, CAS, Zottegem/BE
Fiocco bianco, 
Kunstverein Germersheim/GER
How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken
, Kunstverein Paderborn/GER
Bring back the mountains, South Block, Glasgow/UK
Étude et métaphore du vivant, LeKabinet, Brussels (curated by Lucie PInier)
ZOVEEL MANY TREES > < ABATTRE, Lavallée, Brussels (curated by Fabien Defendini)
L'apropos, Kultura, Nivelles
Cocktail, LaVallée, Brussels
Résidence à Carmin sur Mer, Sous les Tropiques, Brussels
Carte de Visite
, initiated by Karin Lalieux, Head of the Culture Department, Brussels
If wishes were fishes, LaVallée, Brussels
Serendipity Park, Kunstverein Offenbach
La Montagne, LaVallée, Brussels 
We are nowhere but here
, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg (with catalogue)
In between, T66 Kulturwerk, Freiburg (with catalogue)
Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
Sun kIlls Moon, Fleischmarkthalle, Karlsruhe
Sensuality in Contemporary Art, Arts Cabinet, Magdeburg
22. Artist Fair Karlsruhe, Government Headquarters, Karlsruhe (with catalogue)
Art Award 2014, Museum Ettlingen (with catalogue)
Liquid Rooms, Palazzo Ca‘Zanardi/Venice Art House Gallery, Venice
Gallery Ahnen II, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe
Visit to the Sea, Workshop 212, Bremerhaven (with catalogue)
Gallery Ahnen, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe
Postgraduate Exhibition of Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
Postgraduate Exhibition of Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
Young Artists at Villa Böhm, Kunstverein Neustadt a.d.Weinstraße (with catalogue)
Westsouth- Students Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, gallery Knecht&Burster, 
Karlsruhe (with catalogue)
UND 7, Karlsruhe
Consultation, Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe
Young Artists of the Collection, Art House 19/21, Pforzheim
Summer Exhibition, Offspace Alte Apotheke, Karlsruhe
Class of Erwin Gross, Kunstverein Schwäbisch-Hall

Public / Private Collections
since 2015 Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe
since 2015 Ministry for Science, Research and Art, Baden-Württemberg
since 2011 Kunsthaus 19/21, Pforzheim

Publications / Writings
2018 Amateur eyes
2016 Thoughts (the process of painting) 
2016 Regionale 
2015 Weather report
2015 Art Award Museum Ettlingen 
2015 22. Artist Fair 
2014 Visit to the sea 
2012 Young Artist at Villa Böhm 
2012 WESTSOUTH- Students of the Academy of Fine Arts
2011 UND 7 (as part of the art collective Nordbecken)

Curatorial projects
2016 If wishes were fishes, Brussels
2015 Sun kills moon, Karlsruhe