Astrid Kaemmerling

Astrid Kaemmerling, Ph.D., is a german-born artist, researcher, arts administrator, and educator based in New Orleans, LA. Her work 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.

She has won several awards and fellowships, and has had residencies at the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy, the Vermont Studio Center, VT, Enos Park, IL and Kala Art Institute, CA. 

Her writing has been published in peer-reviewed journals and publications. She is the founder of The Walk Discourse, a social practice art project, educational platform and research laboratory that provides room for exchanges about public space. Founded in San Francisco, CA and currently based in New Orleans, LA, the program sets out to playfully and critically engage participants to study the urban and rural fabric through the act of walking. Current artistic research projects include a series of works that investigate “processes of home-building.

Kaemmerling, Astrid. Ordinary Walking Channels, 2017 – Ongoing Walking Project, + 60 videos documenting every day walks, max. 1 min. each, currently on view at Transiting 2, Group Exhibition, Organized by Lawrence Gipe & Brooke Grucella, Joseph Gross Gallery University of Arizona; May 20 – Sept 5 2019.
Kaemmerling, Astrid. Crossing Walls, Audio-Walk (2019), created for The Body Electric, curated by Cancance Huey/ Re.riddle, 41 Ross Gallery of the Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
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  1. […] Astrid Kaemmerling is in New Orleans where she continues work on on a project called The Walk Discourse, part art project, part educational practice, part research laboratory. Kaemmerling holds “walkshops” which invite participants to incorporate the medium of walking into their practice. Themes of the walkshops vary depending on who has signed up to participate. One walkshop required those involved to simply observe their surroundings. To listen, to smell, to see, before documenting their findings. To hear more about Astrid Kaemmerling’s work and her walkshops, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Astrid Kaemmerling is in New Orleans where she continues work on on a project called The Walk Discourse, part art project, part educational practice, part research laboratory. Kaemmerling holds “walkshops” which invite participants to incorporate the medium of walking into their practice. Themes of the walkshops vary depending on who has signed up to participate. One walkshop required those involved to simply observe their surroundings. To listen, to smell, to see, before documenting their findings. To hear more about Astrid Kaemmerling’s work and her walkshops, listen to the complete interview. […]