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Artist Name

Mimi Kunz

Born: 1986

Hometown: Bietigheim-Bissingen

Based in: Brussels, Belgium

How do we see that a couple is in love? How do we recognise a friend in a crowd? The way we walk is like a hand-writing, the way we hold ourselves a signature.

Mimi Kunz is a visual artist and poet who explores the body as our mother tongue and movement as a universal expression of liveliness.

Her fascination with body language developed during a year spent working in Thailand. She didn’t know Thai at first, and was amazed by how much we can share through gestures and postures. ‘Put the mind in the body’, a Buddhist monk told her, an advice which shaped her life and art.

In minimalist ink paintings she opens the borders between abstraction and figuration, text and image, lines and bodies.

During her studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Germany, Mimi found her way of painting, sitting on the floor with calligraphy brushes, ink and paper, capturing the essence of moments to share their lightness and joy. It has been 12 years since she started to transcribe movements into ink, and her paintings are in private collections across all continents. Her visual artwork as well as her writing were shaped by exhibitions and residencies in South Korea and Vietnam, where it was supported by the Goethe Institut Hanoi and Undecided Productions. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

 



Mimi Kunz In The Studio

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More About Mimi Kunz

Question IconWhat inspires you?

People, interactions, love, dance

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

essence, lightness, movement

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

time

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

"Put the mind in the body", a Buddhist monk once told me


Collections Featuring Mimi Kunz

2 Collections

By Style: Minimalism

By Style: Minimalism

68 Artists, 90 Products

Last updated: March 21, 2023

Celebrating Artists in Germany

Celebrating Artists in Germany

24 Artists, 36 Products

Last updated: March 1, 2023


Credentials

Awards

Project Scholarship Award of the county Baden-Württemberg

2017

Academy Award

2011

Exhibitions

Something Beautiful

Belgium, 2023

A Walk in the Park

Belgium, 2023

Lines of a body

Belgium, 2023

Art Fair

Belgium, 2023

Somewhere

Belgium, 2022

Dancing

Belgium, 2022

Le fil des mots

Belgium, 2022

Texte, texture, textile

Belgium, 2022

Something Beautiful

Belgium, 2021

The Shape of Us

Chile, 2021

Between Us

Belgium, 2021

Transparence

Belgium, 2021

Time&Realities

Vietnam, 2021

Pedestrians

Belgium, 2020

Je compte ses mouvements

Belgium, 2020

Something Beautiful

Belgium, 2019

Cube

South Korea, 2019

Paper

Belgium, 2019

Symbiose

Belgium, 2019

Fictions

Belgium, 2018

The Lion’s Face

Scotland, 2018

Lms + Xbc = <3

Vietnam, 2018

Étude et métaphore du vivant

Belgium, 2017

Old & New masters

Belgium, 2017

Blue and Snow

Germany, 2017

Entre les lignes

Belgium, 2016

Pavillon Calmo

Germany, 2016

Bonsai

Belgium, 2015