Halona Hilbertz

Born in Austin, Texas to German parents. Moved to Munich, Germany, at 8 years of age. Lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Halona makes objects. Her work has been included in group and solo shows in Europe, the U.A.E. and New York. Halona co-founded Full Tank, an all-female experimental band with all original songs; her current band is Fetzig, also a DIY band.


1990 - 1995 Studied Painting and Performance Art at the Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste Saar, Saarbruecken, Germany

1994 Studied Painting and Performance Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada

Selected Shows

2021 Sommerausstellung

Museum St. Wendel, Sankt Wendel, Germany

2020 Uncertainty

Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Empathetic Dream Construction: Braithwaite, Hilbertz & Roepke

XVA Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2018 The Doll Show

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2018 Small Works

Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Evil Plastic: Art from Detritus

Viridian Artists, New York, NY

2018 Of Women

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, NY

2017 Europe in China: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao, China

2017 Holiday Extravaganza

Central Booking, New York, NY

2017 Collectivity: Objects and Associations in the U.A.E. Art World

Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2017 Culture of One

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, NY

2015 Dog

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Curiouser and Curiouser: Halona Hilbertz, Colleen Quigley & Jakob Roepke

XVA Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2011 Rendezvous: Exposition Internationale d’Art Contemporain en Region du Val de Loire (Catalogue)

Domaine Saint Hilaire, Roiffe, France

2010 Creative Couples

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Katja Fratzscher & Halona Hilbertz: Zeichnungen & Objekte (Curated by Anna Schaedlich)

Q-Club, Berlin, Germany

2007 Play

Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

2007 birdy (Solo)

Sweet Virginia, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Art of the Word

Haven Arts, Bronx, NY

2006 Halona Hilbertz: Wall Dolls / Donn Davis: Collage Paintings

XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2006 Terrible Toy Fair III

CBGB Art Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Cyclical States of Boredom in the Face of World Domination

Rachel Mason's Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Tsunami Benefit Show

Amarin Thai Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Dollhouses in the Dollhaus

Dollhaus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004 P.M.S. / Women Painters, Musicians and Sculptors

Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Dollops, Knit Objects & Wall Dolls (Solo)

Amarin Thai Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

2003 New Art Show

Hines Studios, Charleston, SC

2003 Everything Must Go (27-Artist Show, Organized and Co-Curated with Donn Davis)

59 Harrison Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

2000 Elsewhere Festival

In conjunction with Bernadette Salvage Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

1997 Kuenstler machen Schilder fuer Rottweil (Catalogue)

Forum Kunst, Rottweil, Germany

1997 Artoll Labor 1997

Rheinische Landesklinik, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

1996 und tschuess! (Solo)

Galerie Gabriele Huehnergarth, Merzig, Germany

1996 Zuviele Maennchen

Kuenstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin, Germany

1995 393 Jahre Fotografie -10 Künstler x ein Medium (Catalogue)

Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany

1994 Position 94

Volkshochschulzentrum, Saarbruecken, Germany

1993 Die Wortansammlung (Two Person Show, with Christian H. Cordes)

Galerie Gabriele Huehnergarth, Merzig, Germany

1992 Neue Medien - Klasse! (Catalogue)

Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany

1991 10 x 10 (Catalogue)

Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany

Selected Performances (All solo unless otherwise noted)

1998 Pseudo Studio Walk (Internet live broadcast)

Pseudo Programs, New York / Selected and funded by Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1996 Schlagsahne in die Magengrube (Artist Book Edition)

Stadtmuseum, Gross-Gerau, Germany / Funded by Initiative GG-1973

1995 Die Monogamie (Theaterperformance. Written, directed. Costumes and stage set designed and

produced. Performed with Susanne Wilms and Thomas Machel.) Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste Saar, Saarbruecken, Germany

1994 Disarming Moments (in: Disarming Moments)

Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Canada

1994 Breathing (in: Breathing, Installation by Kirsten Forkert)

Starracles Gallery, Halifax, Canada

1993 Gespenst in Strapsen (in: Innenraum - Aussenraum)

Galerie Im Zwinger, St. Wendel, Germany

1992 Eric Satie: Méduse (Stageset and Costumes for event, with Leslie Huppert)

Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte: Gasgebläsehalle, Völklingen, Germany

Grants and Awards

1997 Franklin Furnace Goes Virtual, Performance Grant Recipient

Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1996 Klohaeuschen (“Kunst am Bau”)

Festo KG, Rohrbach, Germany

1993 Robert-Shuman-Kunstpreis, Finalist

Kulturaemter Saarbruecken and Trier, Germany; Metz, France; and Luxembourg

1991 Internationale Plakate Wettbewerb, Finalist

Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste Saar / the City of Saarbruecken, Germany

Permanent Collections

Franklin Furnace Archive

New York, NY

Yuko Nii Foundation

Brooklyn, NY