Vita

Dolores Flores is an artist, poet and musician of Mexican American / German descent. Born in Berlin 1964, raised in Northern California, U.S.A. 1981 founding of first punk band and diverse lyrical music projects. Since 1983 living and working in Berlin and Lower Saxony Germany.

- From 1983 – 1986 Studies of the traditional techniques of sculptural woodworking, gilding and painting.

- Member in the Berliner professional Artists Guild BBK.

- Since 1991 diverse music projects, in collaboration with Marius D. Kettler: The Unfamiliarnaires, ART Kustik, Schlagmetall, QchiQ and Spielothek.

- Past exhibitions and projects include twenty solo exhibitions and fifty five group exhibitions, diverse solo music performances, live concerts with ARTkustik, video and music productions.

She is an interdisciplinary artist, poet and musician, she works with diverse media: Installation, luminescent Objects, Sculpture, Text Reliefs, Video, musical audio- visual room installation and Vocal performance. In all of her works the narrative and contemplative aspect is always present exploring issues of consciousness, focusing on personal space, society, evolution, transiency and time. Her musical work ranges from poetic melodic songs, to spoken word sound compositions. Her texts are sung and spoken in both languages English and German.



SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS AND CONCERTS: 
Solo Exhibition (S) 25, Catalogue (C)

2022
„Where is the good, where has it gone ?“ (E) Illuminated Objects, Paperwork and Installations | a.i.p. galerie, Berlin

2021
Prolog Magazine for Drawing and Text Contribution of Comic “Reconstruction”, with the “beer people” and text “Somewhere inbetween” a personal view in times of the Corona pandemie.   
11. Kunstpfad Peine Sculptures Kunstraum Malerhof, Voightholz

2020
Founding of music project “The Unfamiliarnaires” with Marius D. Kettler

2019
“There are no limits” (S) Installation, luminescent Object boxes. Live performance to the video “A dark full moon night” a.i.p. galerie, Ahnsen 
“Seek to find” (S) Installation, luminescent Object boxes a.i.p. galerie, Berlin   
                                                                       
2018
“Head in the clouds” (S)  Installation, Luminescent Object Boxes, Photography Kultur Boden, Scharnebeck
“Aus dem Archive I” Works from 1992 – 1994 Paintings, Sculptures and Reliefs Collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler a.i.p. Südheide, Ahnsen
 10. Kunstpfad Peine Sculptures, Luminescent Object boxes, Installation Kunstraum, Malerhof Vogtholz, Museum Peine
              
2017
“Super Power Woman show Nr.2” Solo Vocal / Guitar Performance “three songs for now”, and presentation of luminescent object. Project Room Ventilator, Berlin
“Destination is unknown” (S) Luminescent Objects, Installation, Paper Objects a.i.p. Südheide, Ahnsen, a.i.p. galerie, Berlin 

2016
“The reflection” (S) Retrospective solo exhibition works from 1986 – 2016  Sculpture, Paintings, Installation, Objects, Video, Music   
 Founding of music project “QchiQ” a.i.p galerie Südheide Ahnsen

2015
“Glück und Zufall” (S)   Multimedia Installation, Paper Objects, Video  Space for experimental art  a.i.p. Südheide, Ahnsen

2014
“Play it by ear”   (S)   Luminescent Object boxes and Paper objects  a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
“The spirit and the moment” (S)   Concert and exhibition of Object boxes       
 Solo concert   “The Mellow Moment”    Kabinett im Museum, Berlin
 
2013
“Freunde der galerie”   Object Boxes   Galerie Kuhn & Partner, Berlin
“Papier”  Luminescent Paper Objects   a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
 Solo Concert in the Cario Bar   Kotka, Finnland
“Amplitude of thought” (S)   Multimedia Installation and Objects   a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
Solo Concert for Fete De La Musique in front of Bikini Haus Berlin.
                                                                      
2012
“Sculptures” (S)  Sculptures     Palace Hotel, Berlin
“Sterne”    Group show (Objects)   Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin
”Ping Documentation 12 Kassel”    Multimedia Installation, Objects  Parallel to Documenta 13, Kassel
“Random”   Luminescent Objects    a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
 ”Random II”  Luminescent Object boxes    Schiller Palias, Berlin
 
2011
“Out of structure”  Group show: Installation, Video, Objects  Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin
“Sketchbook Project Tour” Paper relief sketchbook Seattle WA, Austin TX, Portland ME, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, San  Francisco CA, Washington DC, Winter Park FL, Brooklvn Art Library, New York, U.S.A.                                                                        
“What is the name of this game ?” (S)   Installation, Video, Luminescent Objects   a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
“ International Audio art music Festival“  Solo Vocal / Guitar Performance to the installation  “ Expectation and Acceptance from M.D. Kettler  Gallery Suomestra, Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin
„KLAR“   Installation and Paper Objects a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
„Kunst in der Krise“      Solo Vocal Performance “ We are in the money” and Money note dollar  “ The Idealist” for the Money Factory Project     Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
 
 2010
„The Past and the Present“  Collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler Sculptures, Reliefs, Paintings and Objects  a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
                                              
2009
„Contributive Contrarians“ (S)  Installation / Luminescent Object boxes    a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
„Objekt Farbe“  Video, Text-reliefs     a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
„Berliner Kunst Salon“    Installation, Luminescent Objects    Art fair, Berlin
                                
2008
„One life to live “ (S)  Installation / Object boxes    a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
 
“219168 Hours”   Documentation of collaborative works from 1986 – 2008  Flores / Kettler Video, Music, Installation
ARTkustik Concert   Live performance to video “Cold Stone Walls”   a.i.p. galerie, Berlin                                                                                                                                                                   
„Intimität und Entfremdung“ (C)   Installation Museo para la Identidad Nacional (M.I.N.) Honduras
“Berliner Liste”   Installation / object boxes  Cumberlandhaus, Berlin
 „UND #3“ Karlsruhe Installation / Objects   Platform for independent art, Karlsruhe
“Abstract Structure”   Sculpture / Paintings   Exhibition with P. Kaminsky a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
 
2007     
„Upload, Download, Overload“ (S)  Installation / Video / Objects   a.i.p. galerie ,Berlin
„Intimancy and alienation“ (C)  Group exhibition :Installation    MARTE Art Museum, El Salvador
 „a.i.p. Documentation“ (C)   Group exhibition: Installation / Video / Objects Group exhibition parallel to Documenta 12  Treppenstraße, Kassel

Solo Concert “ One night in Kassel”           

2006
„Walking the fine line “ (S)  Luminescent  Relief / Sound Room Installation   a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
ARTkustik: music production for audio visual room installation 
“Polarität ll”  Group show 
ARTkustik project : Mixed media music / sound project presentation    a.i.p. galerie, Berlin 
Schlag Metall radio play, ”Sound pirates uncensored”                                                                                     
 
2005     
„Beauty is in the eye of the beholder“ (S)   Installation / Gold Stone Editions    a.i.p. galerie, Berlin
“ 3 x 3 “    Drei Bildhauerinnen, drei Bildhauer    group exhibition small scale sculptures with R. Kriester,Bucco,  Beck, G. Zebe, J.C.Joost      Bildhauergalerie, Berlin 
When is then ? (S)   Text / Relief / Music  Installation, Video                                
ARTkustik: music production of soundtrack “When is then ?”     a.i.p. Galerie, Berlin
 
2004     
„Life Signs II“ (S)    Paintings       F.K. Gallery, Berlin
“Kunst im kleinen Format”    Group show with focus on painting   Heidrichs Kunsthandlung, Berlin
 
2003
Sculpture  Sculptures and reliefs  Design Center Santa Rosa, California U.S.A. 

2002
„Life Signs“ (S)   Text / Relief / Music-Installation and soundtrack     F.K. Gallery, Berlin
ARTkustik production of soundtrack for “Life Signs”  exhibition with live performance
“Festino”     Group exhibition: Sculptures, Paintings and Reliefs  Atelierhaus Eiswerder, Berlin  
 
2001
„Freedom of form“ (S)   Sculptures, Reliefs, Drawings  Das Atelier, Berlin
„The hybrid of words and plastic“ (S) Sculptures   F.K. Gallery, Berlin
 
2000
„Kunstpreis Achensee 2000“  Group exhibition: Painting Ratshaus Achensee, Achensee, Austria              
„22. Internationale Kunstausstellung “ Sculptures    Art museum Hollfeld
„The past decade“ (S)   Paintings, Sculptures, Reliefs    Das Atelier, Berlin
ARTkustik concert tour for Fete De La Musique, four live performances on four locations in Berlin
 
1999
ARTkustik record release art into music   Exhibition of collaborative works Flores / Kettler  Video, Installation and live performance.  Das Atelier, Berlin
“Faraway and everywhere”     Sculptures and Paintings collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler  F.K. Gallery, Berlin
 KUNSTMEILE Sculpture  Kulturverein, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                               
ARTkustik concert tour for Fete De La Musique 19.06.99, four live performances on diverse locations in Berlin.
 
1998
„Arbeitsstätten im Berlin“ Sculptures, collaborative exhibition with   M.D. Kettler Dresdner Bank, Berlin 
“Summer show”  Paintings and sculptures collaborative exhibition with M.D.Kettler
                                                                      
1996
„Candle T.V.“   Luminescent Objects and/ Installation  F.K. Gallery, Berlin                                                                             
“Das Goldene Spanferkel”   Collaborative works with M.D. Kettler: installation, luminescent objects
                                                                             
1995
„Assemblage d` amour“    Mixed-Media-installation collaborative works with M.D. Kettler      F.K. Gallery, Berlin
Artkustik Concerts: Boudoir, Franz Club
                                                             
1994
„Last der Lust“    Paintings and sculptures with M.D. Kettler   F.K. Gallery, Berlin 
ARTkustik Concerts: Naunyn-Ritze, Ohio, Pfefferberg       
                                                              
1993
„Vis a vis / BBK“ (C)   Sculpture   Ausstellungszentrum unter dem Fernsehturm, Berlin 
FBK Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung   Sculpture  Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin
 
ARTkustik Concerts: Berlin tour: Kulturbrauerei “Kantine”,   
Live- Club, Villa Kreuzberg, Noteingang, Ossi,Ohio, Siegmundshof
 
1992                                                                    
„Holz“ (C)  Group exhibition with focus on wood sculpture   Altes Rathaus, Potsdam                                                                   
„Sommerausstellung“  Collaborative exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings with Marius D. Kettler
Founding of Schlagmetall and ARTkustik, with first concerts    Altes Straßenbahndepot Moabit, Berlin 
“Gold Rush”     Sculptures and Paintings gilded and tarred, collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler    F.K. Gallery, Berlin

1991
“FBK” Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung     Sculpture    Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin
“Auftact und Abgesang”
“Still leben”  Collaborative exhibitions with M.D. Kettler   F.K. Gallery, Berlin
"Harte Arbeit und Karger Lohn”      
„Heiter bis Wolkig“                                                                                                                                                                                              
„Melancholy und sehnsucht“   Sculptures and paintings, collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler   Gallery Bellevue, Berlin 
“FBK” Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung   Sculpture  Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin
                                                                               
1990
„Art Hamburg“ (C)    Sculptures   Art fair, Hamburg
 „Grenzwert Farbe I”  (C) Group exhibition with H.J.Bonack, A.Brunkhorst ,O. Hahn ,I.Sauter  Sculpture  Treppenhaus, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin
 
1989
“FBK” Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung     Sculpture   Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin 
“Neuer Kitsch”    Collaborative exhibition with M.D. Kettler Paintings and Sculptures F.K. Gallery, Berlin
“Mail Art”   Paper relief post card contribution  Paris, France                                                                     
“FBK” Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung (C)   Sculpture  Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin   
                                   
1988
„Kunst ´88“   Sculptures and Objects  Congress Hall, Berlin 
“Guitar art”      Group show to the theme “Guitar”    F.K. Gallery, Berlin with J. Kadel, C. Berent, M.D.Kettler, M. Beikirsch

1997
“FBK” Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung       Sculpture    Messehallen am Funkturm, Berlin         
                            
1986
„Surreale Malerei und Objekte“   Paintings, Sculptures and Reliefs  Collaborative exhibition with Marius D. Kettler Gallery Fredericia, Berlin                                                                                                 
 
 
 

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