Ulla von Brandenburg was born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany. She received her MA from Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg in 2004. Most of von Brandenburg’s work centres on the exploration of theatre as a construct, and the boundaries between audience and actors, subject and object, reality and illusion.
She has staged major solo exhibitions of her work at institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunsthal Aarhus; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; ACCA, Melbourne; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Kasseler Kunsteverein, Kassel; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis; MAMCO, Geneva; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2014); Power Plant, Toronto, La Fonderie Darling, Montréal; Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg; The Common Guild, Glasgow; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
She has been part of significant exhibitions in Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice and Tate Modern, London among others.
In 2016 von Brandenburg was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp (award presented in October 2016). Previously she has been awarded Finkenwerder Art Prize (2013); shortlisted for Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation’s 2013 Drawing Prize (2013); Kunstpreis der Boettcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen (2007); Cité des Arts, Paris (2007); Arbeitsstipendium Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung (2006); Reisestipendium, Verein für Neue Kunst in Hamburg (2005); Stipendium Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede (2005); Begabtenstipendium der Dietzte-Stiftung (2003).
Ulla von Brandenburg lives and works in Paris.