Astrid Kaemmerling is a german-born artist, scholar and educator based in San Francisco, CA. Her work as interdisciplinary artist spans the genres of visual, performance and media art and strives to connect place memories of the past, such as collected travel experiences, with a critical exploration of specific neighborhoods and selected urban places. Kaemmerling has been exhibited internationally in Germany, Italy, Korea and the United States. Kaemmerling’s work won several awards and fellowships, such as at the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy, the Vermont Studio Center, VT, and most recently at Enos Park in Springfield, IL. She is the founder of The International Community of Artist-Scholars, a community of artists who work at the intersection of art & research, as well as founder of The Walk Discourse, a Bay Area based laboratory for walking artists and walking enthusiasts to share walking art methodologies, practices and tools.
The interest in interdisciplinary collaboration has led her to the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University where she received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts; a degree positioned at the intersection of art & research. She specializes in the domain of walking art; her writing has been published in peer-reviewed journals and publications. Current artistic research projects include a series of works that investigate “processes of home-building.”
Click here to read a recent article about Astrid Kaemmerling’s artistic and scholarly research: https://www.ohio.edu/finearts/whats-happening/news-story.cfm?newsItem=4535A131-5056-A81E-8D4D3BC04612E37F