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Virtual Bachelor exhibition: CONNECTING WORLDS

Collect—move—discover—view—open—notice—come into a dialogue—be part of—interact—connect worlds

On the following site,, around 62 bachelor theses from the summer semester will be presented, from both the Berlin and Hamburg campuses of the Faculty of Art & Design.

After years of intensive study together, the graduates are treading new paths in life that have not been trodden before. Thus, in the summer of 2021, the virtual exhibition platform visualises this transformation of life paths from studying to work, or to the start of academic careers, or to amazing excursions – the exhibition connects these different paths. 

The last year has been extraordinary and has marked a new sense of togetherness. With the experiences gained and valuable encounters along unexpected forms of communication, the students have arrived in the now. With the passion to create and the trust in the self and an idea of community, the exhibition — with the motto CONNECTING WORLDS – looks into an extremely promising future through multi-layered works that artistically illuminate social, political and very personal themes.


Friday, 16/07/2021

– Ceremony / Handover Bachelor certificates: 6 pm (CEST)

– ‘Live Vernissage’ starts at 7 pm (CEST)


Alexander Krämer, Ali Abdullah, Anna Pöhlmann, Anna-Lena Kudritzki, Annelie Kebschull, Annighöfer Ninja, Annika Becker, Ayan Sanyal, Benoît Sauthier, Charlene Riebel, Charlotte Apel, Charmaine T Zand, Clara Graß, Daria Fernandez Dagach, Elena Victoria Gonzalez Navarro, Elisabeth Antosljak, Emily Falkenhof, Eric Staici, Eva Röhlsberger, Ezbah Ali, Felina Borchard, Friederike Heuer, Gevindu Kodithuwakku, Giovanna Formenti, Helena Nowotnick, Inka Buhk, Ira Dorsch, Iris Birke, Isabel Steudel, Isabel Von Der Ahe, Julian Schwickert, Kantatach Kijtikhun, Kyra Falkenhagen, Leonard Behre, Leonie Jia, Liana Samira Justus, Lilly Bremer, Lorenz Weiland, Martin Hänsch, Max Prothmann, Max Ritter, Maximilian Pichler, Meike Wahnschap, Miguel Monzon Garcia, Nicola Grassia, Norhane Helmy Abbas, Philipp Schmitz, Rabi Shehu, Roger Wang, Sarah Grethe, Sebastian Garcia Munoz, Sebastian Schrag, Sofia Valdes, Sophia-Carlotta Parisel, Sophie Eilers, Stephanie Ibanez, Tessa Bähnke, Thilo Hüser, Tom Chalancon, Victoria Mayr, William Jiachen Ye, Yannik Niffeler


Since the Rundgänge cannot take place physically at the locations as usual, the Department of Art & Design has joined forces and launched the Digital Publishing Platform in summer 2020 to present the final year projects. 

In this special graduation year, a group of UE students and alumni have now joined the research project for the third time under the direction of the artistic-scientific staff members Evelyn Solinski and Steffen Klaue as well as Prof. Dr. Lauritz Lipp and the project manager Rana Öztürk. Together with students Amit Heyman, Jacqueline Shanice Ludwig and Pia Roespel and UE alumni Dennis Josek and Alexander Morosow, an innovative platform was further developed that explores the ways of digital publishing. The virtual exhibition CONNECTING WORLDS became the motto for a project implemented at a time when space as well as movements within it were being rethought. The sustainable design of visualising a sense of togetherness through exhibitions, publications as well as dialogue and making projects readable will be re-examined.

Bachelor’s theses from the degree programmes Film & Motion Design B.A., Photography B.A., Illustration B.A., Game Design B.A., Communication Design B.A. will be shown. 

The exhibition opening will be live and interactive in Zoom for family, friends and university members. With the help of students Frauke Dicker and Emma Wohnsiedler, a curated live stream will be accessible to the public from all over the world at

Furthermore, the Alma del Banco Award will be presented for the fifth time by the FORUM FÜR KÜNSTLERNACHLÄSSE (FKN) in recognition of the best Bachelor’s thesis in the Faculty of Art & Design in Hamburg. The FKN is dedicated to the promotion of art, the cultivation and preservation of cultural values and the support of artists in Hamburg and northern Germany. 

The renowned jury members from the fields of art, culture and design are Dr. Catherine Colas, Edith Jaspers, Andreas Trampe.

We are pleased that the BA EXHIBITION will take place in virtual spaces and cordially invite you to interact and view.


With the continuing platform  ArchivUE, an innovative, cross-location and technically sophisticated archive has been created in which all the final theses of the students of the Department of Art & Design are collected and presented in the long term. In addition to an exhibition architecture dedicated to the topic, the platform will be expanded in the future to include an AI-supported and intelligent search function.

The expansion of the collection from previous semesters, as well as student works that have emerged from work with renowned cooperation partners and special works that have won national or international awards, is planned for 2021.

Save the Date for our Master graduates


Friday, 20/08/2021

Live Vernissage: 6 pm (CEST)

In her work “Flaschengeist”, Marianne again approaches the child she once was and the father of that time. She takes her father’s self-awareness as an all-rounder literally and stages him as a racing driver, swimming with the sharks, as a helmsman, as a man without fear. 

Dealing with her childhood turns into a cheeky tribute that leaves out any accusations.

This biographical work not only deals with an inner world but also courageously confronts a difficult reference person: one’s own father.

 “Flaschengeist” works with different dimensions. Marianne translates her father’s stories into two-dimensional photography and into three-dimensional objects that are positioned in space in such a way that they create references to the images. And she lets you guess her story behind her father’s stories.

The members of the jury reacted immediately when entering the room: With goose bumps and great joy.

We congratulate Marianne on her great success!

Alma del Banco was a German modernist painter and one of Hamburg’s most popular artists. She was born on 24 December 1863 into an assimilated Jewish merchant family in Hamburg and took her on life on 8 March 1943.

Her work as an artist and networker had a lasting influence on the Hamburg art scene. In 1919, she was a founding member of the Hamburg Secession and from 1920 a member of the Hamburg Artists Association. In 1931, she and other women founded the first German Zonta Club. From 1933, she was persecuted as an avant-gardist and a Jew. In 1933, the Hamburg artists excluded her from their community.

The prize was awarded in cooperation with the  Forum für Künstlernachlässe Hamburg, which owns the estate of Alma del Banco. The aim is to anchor the remembrance and commemoration of important artistic personalities in the consciousness of young artists as an inspiring impulse.

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