Kassandra Triebel

"Thüringische Landeszeitung" 1994
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 1997



"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2015
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2014
My filmcrew in an interview at "slamarama" (Shortfilmslam) in Lübeck. Photo: Julian Graf.
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2012
Lübecker "Wochenspiegel" 2005
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2010
Lübecker Nachrichten",2000
"Neue Braunschweiger" 2012
International art show FORMART in Glinde "Bergedorfer Zeitung", 2008
"Weserreport", 2010
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2012
"Sud-ouest Charente", 2009
"Münchner Wochenanzeiger" 2010
"Segeberger Zeitung" 2006
"Dinner for one" (Partout theatre) article of "Lübecker Nachrichten" 2007
"Lübecker Nachrichten" 2003
"Braunschweiger Zeitung" 1996


Born 1966 in Braunschweig. In 1987, I passed the advanced diploma for design and enrolled as guest student of photographer Ute Karen Walter at the Braunschweig University of Art, and completed an internship with the stage and costume designer Friederike Singer at the Theatre of Braunschweig.

Fascinated by the world of theatre, I trained as a make-up artist with the National Theatre of Weimar, following an apprenticeship as a hairstylist. From 1996 through to 2007, I worked as a make-up stylist at the Theatre of Lübeck.

Since then, I have been working as a freelance make-up artist for theatres and film productions, and as a freelance artist in Lübeck.




1989   University of Art Braunschweig, Exhibition "Sehgang", class of photographer Ute Karen Walter.

1996   HKD Braunschweig  solo exhibition "Persona, the Mask"

März 2006  Gallery "Eigenart" Lübeck solo exhibition

Sept. 2006   Kulturwerkstatt Pronstorf solo exhibition "The animal"

April 2008   Internationale Art Show "Formart", Glinde

Nov. 2008  "Atelier Turan", Lübeck, solo exhibition light- objects

Mai- August 2009 "Artemis Galerie", Bremen, drawings

Sept. 2009 "Kunst im Hof", Kulturzentrum Hansastraße, Kiel, light- objects

7.12.09-13.12.09 Galerie du Couvent des Récollets, Cognac (France), light- objects

08.02.-28.02. 2010   Museum of the town Bad Schwartau "Men with beards and other self- portraits"  (pictures in oil and acrylic, solo exhibition)

26.6.2010  Kunstbörse Spandau, Berlin (light-objects)

09.10.-19.12.2010  "Atelier Brandt Credo", Bremen solo exhibition (drawings and light- objects)

27.11.2010 - 15.01.2011 Gallery-bar "Kostbar", Munich- Schwabing solo exhibition (light- objects)

06.01.2012 - 02.02.2012  Defacto Art Gallery "Angst und Zufall" solo exhibtion and film performance

03.02.2012 - 01.03.2012  Town Hall Achim  solo exhibition (pictures in oil and acrylic, drawings and light - objects)

06.05.2012 - 11.06.2012  Administrative Court Braunschweig "Gesicht im Gericht" (Face in Court/ to judge) solo exhibition (pictures n oil and acrylic) and film performance

01.07.2012 Open Air Gallery Berlin, Oberbaumbrücke

17.08.2012 - 19.08.2012 Vision SternwARTe (Art Show at the Observertory), Hamburg

19. 11. - 19.12.2012  Live CV Lübeck Film Performance and paintings, Lübeck 

06.04. - 26.04.2014 Stewner Gallery - solo exihibition of new paintings and film performance "A summer's winter complex"

28.09. - 02.11.2014 Literature Gallery Eutin "Fascination of red"

29.04. - 07.05.2016 Defacto Art Gallery " - solo exhibition "Perfect" and film performance

27.11.2016 - 19.02.2017 Indigo Café Lübeck - solo exhibition "Blue Hour"


Film performances

22.10.2009 International Shortfilm Show Kulturzentrum Hansastrasse, Kiel  "Ask the neighbour!"

07.02.2010  Museum of the Town Bad Schwartau, Vernissage "When I was old"

20.03.2010 Shortfilmslam "Slamarama", Filmhaus (Cinema) Lübeck "When I was old"

09.10.2010 Atelier Brandt Credo "When I was old"

16.12.2010  International Shortfilm Show Kulturzentrum Hansastraße, Kiel "When I was old"

18.11.2012 Live CV Lübeck Short Film Night

07.12.2012 Cinema "Filmhaus" Lübeck Shortfilm Slam "Sleeplessness"

06.04.2014 Stewner Gallery "A Summer's Wintercomplex"

25.03.2017 Center of Culture and Communication Brunsviga "The Ruins of My Neighbour"



My Focus of Work:


I acquired a basic knowledge of chromatics and the use of tempera/water- colours at the art college. And my training as a make-up artist then deepened my understanding of aethetics and various means of expression. I have, however, never taken any painting lessons.

I am a self-taught painter in oil and acrylic colours. Portrayals on the first look, their development can be devided in three different stages:


From the Inside. From a piece of reference, which fades into oblivion during painting; inner pictures and persons are brought to light.


Impressionist Features. Painting from memory without any piece of reference. The person, not a particular one, and his  environment fuse together into a landscape.


Expression and Abstraction. The brushstroke forms rectangles, making a more liberal approach at forms.




Drawings, divides into drawings in pencil, charcoal and ink.

At the art college, I learnt how to use the rapidograph. Unless they have dried up, I like working with these technical pens, which facilitate a very fine work, but also with quill and paintbrush. It takes dedication!

These drawings are fragile, yet expressive.


The light-obejcts are an idea of my own, they have been developed from the traditional way of making masks. I first shape a form  from clay or plaster, and I then, in a complex process, layer by layer, produce a positive cast from synthetic resin.


Unlighted, these objects look like sculptures and seem to be made of ceramic or stone. Once you light them from the inside, they appear to be semi-permeable, hidden structures and other, often contrasting, features become visible.


Therefore, I see my lighted objects not only as decorative lamps, but also as elusive objets d'art.




These transformations are a synthesis of my work as a make-up artist and my ambition as a photographer.

Part of my work was made at the theatres I used to work: backstage situations - creating a scene on its own.


Another part of my photographic work consists of styling portraits for advertising and websites.


The more artistic pictures of transformation present make-up off the trodden trails: improvisations, which are perfect in their imperfectness; traces, a hint of history, more imagination then fantasy, leaving all cliches aside.


Finally, I learnt to appreciate digital photography, but I still use the old-fashioned analog photography as well, making black and white pictures in the darkroom.


Make-up Art


I further work as a freelance make-up artist at theatres and for film productions, as well as for private occasions, such as weddings, carnival or other projects.





In 1997, I found my camera man and discovered filming with super 8. It has its special character, which you can neither create nor imitate with all digital means possible. Apart from experimental sequences, I have been making six short films, which I scriptwrited, directed and cut with adhesive tapes (rather sensational that this technique still exists.) Since "Sleeplessness" I handle the camera (Super 8 and digital) myself.



1997  "Der Dachfürst" ("Lord of the Roof") Super8, 7 Min., colour, silent

1998  "Enter Hamlet"  Super8, 3 Min. b/w, sound

1999  "Les Préludes"  Super8, 17 Min. colour and b/w

2006  "Es" ("It") Super8, 15 Min. colour and b/w

2008  "Frag den Nachbarn!" (Ask the neighbour!) Super8, 9 Min. b/w, with Heidi Züger, Rodolphe Bonin and Uwe Ems

2010  "Als ich alt war" (When I was old)  Super8, 17 Min. b/w, with Heidi Züger, Harald Reinecke, Franka Seeliger, Susanne Füting

2012 "Schlaf raubend" ("Sleeplessness") Super 8, 14 Min. b/w with Andrea Bergmann and Ingrid Steine

2014 "Winterkomplex" ("A Summer's Wintercomplex") 15 Min. Super 8 and digital, sound, with Marion Hinz

2016 "Die Trümmer meines Nachbarn" ("The Ruins of my Neighbour") 45 Min. Digital, with Michael Klehr, Joachim Riedel, Florian Sellke and many others

2016 "Der verschenkte Raum" ("The Space Given Away") 13 Min. Digital, with Gitesh Klatt

Here, too, the advantages of digitally processing become visible.