Karla Zipfel, born 1993 in Freiburg (Germany), is a Hamburg-based artist.

Her artistic work evolves from examining everyday aesthetics and their normative implications of middle-class standards. Transferred into installation settings of various media, they constitute ambivalent sign systems between the trivial and the political, deterioration and the poetic.


since 2019: HFBK Hamburg, Master of Fine Arts, with Prof Simon Denny and Martin Boyce
2019: Burg Halle, with Prof Stella Geppert
Anglistics and Education Studies, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle
2015-2016: Study abroad, Fine Art, University of Leeds (UK)

Selected exhibitions


10/2021 Digital Jokes. die digitale Düsseldorf
11/2021 Conditions of a Necessity. Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
01/2022 Was wurde aus der blauen Lagune. Junge Kunst Wolfsburg

Second Order Nature. HFBK annual show

Situation 1 und andere. Kunsthalle Basel
Evidence of Daisy-Chaining. KDK Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Digital Secrets. die digitale Düsseldorf

Close to Driving Ban. Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf
CLOUDSLIME. Schöner Laden Halle.
Diplomparcours. Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt Halle
0345 – 686 43 988. +Olearius Halle

Die Idee dafür kam aus Amerika. Galerie Burg2 Halle
Text^3. Spinnerei Galerien Leipzig.
Text^3. Burg Galerie im Volkspark Halle
Nachtblenden. +Olearius Halle

Das ist ein Bild. Das ist kein Bild. Burg Galerie im Volkspark Halle
Wo ist hier, wenn dort schon da war? +Olearius Halle

And Again. B.A. Fine Art Degree Show, University of Leeds, UK


2015-2021: study scholarship of Villigst foundation 
2020: project grant by Freundeskreis der HFBK Hamburg
2017: residency at Künstlerstadt Kalbe, DE
2016: Passey Prize in Art, University of Leeds