CV / Awards

Hans Diernberger studied Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and accomplished the MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. His work has been shown at several shows throughout Europe and the USA. He has been awarded the Spiridon-Neven-DuMont Prize in Cologne and a DAAD grant. In 2012 he has been selected as artist in residence at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. In his work, he amalgamates the fields of Performance, Video, Photography and Installation in a very personal and experiential way leading to mesmerizing installations that open up a discourse onto wider philosophical questions.

Hans lives and works in Cologne, Germany.


2022 - 2024Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Lehrauftrag
2009 - 2011Goldsmiths College London, MFA Fine Art
2009Marian Goodman Gallery, Internship, New York City
2004 - 2009 Academy of Media Arts Cologne, MFA Media Art
1983Born in Munich, Germany


2018•Vila Sul Artist Residency, Goethe Institute Salvador (Bahia), Brazil

•Artist Residency in Tokyo (funded by German State Ministry for Culture and Arts Council England)
2017•Research trip to Tokyo to work with Japan’s only male Geisha ( funded by Goethe Institute)
2010•DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) for MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London
2009•New York City Internship Scholarship, Pall Mall Foundation
2006•German National Academic Foundation Scholarship (3 Years)


2022•Queeros Award 2022 for project #360baleado

•Westwind Festival Preis der Jugendjury for "33 Frauen", by Sibel Polat and Manuel Moser, Koproduktion mit c.t.201
2021•Cologne Children And Youth Theatre Award for "33 Frauen" (Kölner Kinder- und Jugendtheaterpreis), by Sibel Polat and Manuel Moser, Koproduktion mit c.t.201

•Project "#360baleado" Nominated for Cologne Culture Award
2016•Video-Sound-Installation „LANYC“ selected for Marl Media Art Awards, 2016

•City of Cologne Artist Studio Grant (2016-2025)
2009•Spiridon-Neven-Dumont Award 2009
2003•Young Photography Award Munich