Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, GERMANY
EICTV - Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, Cuba
About KIRSTIN SCHMITT
I am Kirstin Schmitt, media artist working mainly with photography & film. Since 2006 I life in Berlin & Havana, where I have a studio in Old Havana together with the Cuban photographer Juan Aristides Otamendiz. I am an nominator for World Press Photo 6x6 Talents.
After studying Cultural Anthropology, Latin American Studies (Focus: Visual Anthropology, Central America & Caribbean See) is studied Filmmaking in Germany & the at EICTV-Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (Cuba). 2010-2014 I worked as filmteacher for the Goethe Institute & Journalism University Angola.
My work got showcased at museums, art fairs and at filmfestivals (Museum Louvre Paris, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dok-Leipzig, Art Basel Miami-Scope Art Show, Sumerset house London etc.). I had collective exhibitions in both Americas, Asia, Africa & Europa. My awarded work (1place Sony Award, 1place IPA-International photography Awards, USA / Winner LAF5-Latin American photography, NY etc.)