1986-90: Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Painting
1991-95: School of Fine Arts Saar, Study of Fine Arts / Sculpture
1995/96: Diploma and Master‘s Student with Serge Spitzer

1997/98: Scholarship from the Foundation for German-French Cultural Co-operation,stays in Paris, Poland and USA.
2000: Video-Installation-Prize Marl, installation concept of „Windportraits“ shown at the exhibition.
2005: Fellowship of the Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken
2006: First Prize, "Video Art Prize octobre rouge", Luxembourg.
2001-2007: Co-initiator of the international media art projects "Gegenort- The-Virtual-Mine" and "Virtual Residency"
: Fellowship der Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V.
2013: Winner of the SR Media Art Award

Since 2002, Claudia Brieske has been a lecturer and artistic scientific associate for „Intervention Projects in Public Spaces“ at the school of Fine Arts Saar, and has developed site-specific video and sound installations. Her approach: so-called „metaphorical Gestures“, i.e. sequences in which simple gesture is focused so that complex perception levels are revealed and new forms of communication explored.
The relationship between sound, image and movement is of special importance in
her work. Participation in festivals for New Music and working on theater productions has enabled her to further develop this aspect.

She holds the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management from the Fondation Marcel Hicter in Brussels. She is a founding member of the vocal ensemble VOXLabYrinth Bern (CH) and the Initiative temporäre Kunsträume (Initiative for Temporary Art-Spaces) in Berlin. Since January 2009, she has participated in the BFH research project, Gesture Performance and since 2014 lecturer at Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg (CH) for video / performance.


Exhibitions (selection)

2015: NOMAD-X, video- and sound installation for the coutyard of Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken
: Anlandung (Liquid Souls), parliament of the federal state of Saarland, within the exhibition of „Kunst im Landtag“ (art in the parliament)
einatmen : ausatmen – Breathing is a business like everything else
, transmedial installation for the public art project „Tatort Paderborn – Phänomen Fußgängerzone“ (the pedestrian zone),
exhibition of the installation at Saarländischen Galerie – Europäisches Kunstforum e.V. in Berlin, showcase at Diözesanmuseum Paderborn)
2013: Körperschleusen (Liquid Souls), video- and sound installation at UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Saar Art 2013
2012: Fictions, audiovisual concert performance with Ensemble NEC, Composition and voice: Franziska Baumann, Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel and Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
Virtual Borders + + + travelling lightly + + + mit leichtem Gepäck + + +
audiovisual media art project, Station I: Feste Dilsberg, Station II: Saarländische Galerie - Europäisches Kunstforum e.V.
2011: Liquid Souls, video- and sound installation for "Musiktage Donaueschingen"
property  -  ein Gesang auf  das Eigentum (a chant on property), video- and sound installation,  STUDIOBLAU - Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken
Kunstraum AVUS - Dreieck Funkturm, video and sound installation in the AVUS Motel, Berlin (D)
Tsanfleuron - Seeing the Body, Hearing the Voice AudioArt Festival Warsaw, 26.11.2010 Studio S1 - Frederik Chopin University of Music, Warschau (PL)
Premiere of Tsanfleuron - Seeing the Body, Hearing the Voice, Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
2009: Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin, sound installation for the project AVUS Nordkurve
ICI Berlin, exhibition project, La Condition Publique, Lille (F)
2008: Fenstersprung, exhibition project at the interface of privacy and public space, PROGR Bern (CH)
2007: Exhibition Prix d'Art Robert Schuman, Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier
2006: Elsewhere - Not here, not there / Anderswo - nicht hier, nicht dort, Oakland Art Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
2005: Daheim - Kastanienallee 15/Oderbergerstr. 8, exhibition project, Berlin
2004: Antworten / Réponses, sound project, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken and
Cave des St. Croix, Metz (F)
2003: I/O #1 video program, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
2000: Windportraits, solo exhibition at the Gallery Robert Keller / Kandern
1999: Einzelausstellung im Kunstverein Kaponier Vechta
1998: touch me - don't touch me, sound and video installation for Musiktage
1997: dog show, solo exhibition / Reihe STATEMENT, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken