Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler

Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler have been working as an artist duo since 2012. Both graduated 2017 with distinction from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. In 2018 the duo realized their third solo exhibition “WIR|ES,” at the CADORO – Centre for Arts and Science in Mainz. Liebl and Schmid-Pfähler, together with nine other artists, opened 2019 a joint studio. It is available for artists of various genres, serving as a platform for the exchange of practices.The duo was the EASTN-DC Artists-in-Residence at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) in 2019. Liebl and Schmid-Pfähler were 2020 awarded the scholarship of the Kunstarkaden Kempten with a residency during which they realised their fourth solo exhibition. Also this year they received the EMAP / EMARE grant as Artists in Residence at FACT Liverpool.


Darmstädter Sezession - Award, 2020
Stipendium für bildende Künstler*innen, Stiftung Kunstfonds, 2020
Projektstipendium der Hessischen Kulturstiftung, 2020
Finalists of the light sculpture path Fürstenfeldbruck, 2020
European Media Artist Residence, European Media Art Platform, FACT Liverpool (GB), 2020
Artists-in-Residence at Kunstarkaden Kempten, 2020
Artists-in-Residence together with sculptor Fabian Vogler at Kunsthal vARTe, Varde (DK), 2019
EASTN-DC Network Artists-in-Residence, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff (GB), 2019
Kunstansichten-Award - second place, office of cultural management Offenbach am Main, 2019
Artists-in-residence, Espronceda Center for Art and Culture: INTER_WE, Barcelona (ESP), 2018
Exhibition and catalogue grant of the Frankfurter Sparkasse Foundation, Frankfurt (DE), 2016
Johannes-Mosbach-Stiftung Award, Offenbach am Main, 2014
Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists - mention, Oldenburg, 2014
Deutschland Stipendium, Offenbach am Main, Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler 2013, Carolin Liebl 2014
BEN Award, B3 Biennale, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2013
Artists-in-residence, Goethe-Institut / WRO-Art-Center Wroclaw (PL), 2013
Promos-Stipendium (Carolin Liebl), DAAD, 2013
Lab Award, Lab30, Kulturhaus Abraxas, Augsburg, 2012
Visual Music Award - mention (Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler), Frankfurt, 2012


Carolin Liebl und Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler - Kunstarkaden Kempten, 2020
WIR|ES, CADORO - Centre for art an science, Mainz, 2018
One-Artist-Show - Art Karlsruhe, Messe Karlsruhe, 2017
Amplified Entity, 1822 Forum der Stiftung der Frankfurter Sparkasse, Frankfurt, 2016



Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF), Sapporo (JP), Online-Archiv, 2020
404 International Festival of Art & Technology, Internetstream, 2020
7 Positionen Kinetischer Kunst, Galerie Schrade, Karlsruhe, 2020
Kunst bewegt - 8 Positionen Kinetischer Kunst, Cordonhaus Cham, Cham, 2020
Habitat. Relazioni Trasversali, Casa delle Letterature, Rome (IT), 2019
3D printing performance, Kunsthal vARTe, Varde (DK), 2019
The Only Stable Thing, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice (IT), 2019
Parma 360 Festival, Chiesa di San Quirino, Parma (IT), 2019
Robotics - Festival di Arte e Robotica, Centrale Idrodinamica, Trieste (IT), 2018
Art and Business: Roads to Innovation, Ca' Foscari, Venice (IT), 2018
Prototipoak. International Meeting of New Artistic Forms, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao (ES), 2018
European Media Art Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück, 2017
WRO-Biennale, National Museum, Wroclaw (PL), 2017
PERFORM!, Videonale.16, Bonn, 2017
The Beauty of the Matter, La Galleria, Venice (IT), 2016
Moths, crabs and fluids, Griffin Art Space, Warsaw (PL), 2016
Eco Expanded City, European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw (PL), 2016
New Frankfurt Internationals II, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, 2015
4+8+2, CADORO - Zentrum für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Mainz, 2015
Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2015
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Dubai (AE), 2014
Paraflows, Künstlerhaus, Vienna (AT), 2014
FILE Festival, Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso, Sao Paulo (BR), 2013
Spielsalon, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2013
WRO-Biennale, Ballestrem’s Palace, Wroclaw (PL), 2013
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