• 21.10.2020 – 30.04.2021 „Figuren“. RMK Rems-Murr-Kliniken
  • 30.10.2020 – 30.11.2020 „Bewegt“ offenes Atelier











  • 23.10.2020 – 20.11.2020 Exhibition “2020” of the Baden Württemberg artists’ organisation VBKW at the district office in Waiblingen, Germany.

Since 2017 I have been studying intensively the human lung. The results are lung objects of different sizes made of surgical suture material catgut.
This work shows a family constellation of life-size lungs.







Winner Video: “Work in progress” – GIRA Y GIRA

  • The video was made in collaboration with Florian Imberger and Konrad Kobiela.

We are in the middle of the pandemic and time seems to have stood still.

To start going to my studio meant having a place where all my works, materials, ideas and dreams were united with me and I alone with them.
I began to wind for hours and hours the leftover yarns of old wool that I had. Everyday life took on structure with familiar and available elements. These were hours interrupted by scribbles and sketches that I quickly made, partly out of nervousness and anxiety.

Winding was very meditative for me and the work became a mantra that led and guided me. I let myself be guided by the movement, the repetition, the monotony.  – Everything had a reason for being.
So I slowly entered into a new creative process, playing and letting myself be carried along by it.
From the weaving bobbins I made objects of different sizes similar to a prayer wheel.  
They became the main actors in a video competition for a first virtual biennial. PRE-BIENNIAL WTA ONLINE, from 8 to 13 September 2020, Santiago-Chile.

The video was made in collaboration with Florian Imberger and Konrad Kobiela.
The spoken mantra is inspired by the song “Gira y Gira” by León Gieco.









Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser

„Let our hands speak“








  • group exhibition
  • art space, „Alte Spedition“  Gladbeck,  Germany
  • 17.05.2019 – 16.06.2019
  • work: installation, accesible lung, 250 x 140x 250 cm
  • plus  3 etchings „Lungenlandschaft“






“Werkausstellung 2019”

  • gallery  “Galerie in der Fabrik“
  • Nürtingen, Germany
  • january 2019
  • textile study group exhibition






International Felt Exhibition

  • HIGH FIVE ART GALLERY, Baarle-Nassau – Nederland, 6 Mei – 17 Juni 2018

2017-2018 „POR DENTRO POR FUERA Y MAS ALLÁ“  , Diálogos Textiles,
Museo Histórico Nacional, CABILDO DE MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
curator Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser
group exhibition
felt art

2018 „Binnen, Buiten En Daaraan Voorbij“, Textieldialoog,
High Five Art Gallery, Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands
curator Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser
group exhibition
felt art

Katalog Download




“The obvious and the hidden”


  • installation
  • invited artist, VII Int. Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA. Montevideo / Uruguay, october – november 2017
  • catgut suturing thread, crochet
  • 250 x 140 x 250 cm


Tri-dimensional work composed of 5 pieces in form of a lung. At 2,5m of height and a diameter of 2,8m invites you to get inside . Into the center of our existence as a human being. The lung feeds us, gives us life. Every breath is unique and each of ist passages leaves a mark on our interior – a personal imprint. Aromas, fragrances, bouquets, smells, airs of distant places, a dear person …. are recorded invisibly. The hand-knit crochet technique and the Catgut characteristics give shape and volume to the work making it look like a great drawing in the air. An invitation to discover what is there between the OBVIOUS and the HIDDEN.

  Katalog der Biennale



  • muestra colectiva
  • work: „Desarraigados“  installation
  • Installation
  • wool, cotton
  • felted
  • lifesize

art space, Junges Forums e.V.,
Siegburg, Germany
september, october 2017



Cross and space


  • designed for a chapel in Winnenden-Höfen, January-April 2015
  • acrylic glass, pastel, paper, photography , drawings, plans, text
  • 133 x 100 x 6 cm


The work is based on a study of symbolism oft the cross and the significance of it’s surroundings. It is made up of four semitransparent boxes, time capsules, which imbed and describe the form of the cross like a mould. These boxes contain text and drawings from residents from Höfen with the purpose of conserving lived memories and encounters.


Kreuz und Umraum


Huella Madre


  • series
  • wool, silk, graphite
  • felted, drawn
  • each 60 x 60 cm


This is a work-in-progress inspired by fingerprints and pictures from old identity cards. This work emerges from an autobiographical search.


„Huella Madre“, gallery LABOR IM CHOR, Schwäbisch Gmünd 2015


„Intercambio e Innovación“, Art History Museum, Montevideo 2016


Male & Female


  • textile object
  • bloodfilter material, x-rays fotos, fabric, capsules
  • life-size


Inspired by korean BoJaGi technique where women sew leftover fragments of old silk or ramie fabrics into bigger pieces, symbolically extending their lives and giving them new destinations.
This is an interpretation of a „wedding-BoJaGi“


Korea Bojagi Forum





  • 12 pieces
  • wool, silk
  • felted




  • felt wall hanging
  • wool, silk, old fabric and laces
  • felted
  • 240cm x 115cm


The wall hangings give the impression of a collection of different sized postcards showing memories of lost places, people and their stories.



„German Contemporary Arts & Crafts” Ausstellung: „Something OLD Something NEW“, Korea 2013, Auswahl deutsches Kunsthandwerk auf der „Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013” im deutschen Pavillon



  • series
  • wool,silk, mohair
  • felted
  • each 124cm x84cm


„FILZFUN”, 4/15


Wandgestaltung und Auftragsarbeiten



First price at fifth Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil, WTA.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 46 vessels
  • wool
  • felted, light exposure
  • diameter 16cm each


It is a series of felted and light exposed vessels. They conserve moments in time of an immigrant family. This work recieved an  international award for technical and artistic innovation. 




  • 13 pieces
  • wool, cotton
  • felted
  • life-size

Start of the feltschool in Oberrot, Germany


Conceiving and founding the Feltschool Oberrot for the education and certification of felt designers, together with Inge Bauer and Lyda Rump at Wollknoll, a local wool company.

Layer by layer


Soloexhibition, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Catalogue to exhibition „Layer by layer”



Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser


Felted design objects for interiors.
Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Deutschland, 2006.
ISBN 978-3-7725-2271-0


Not only the vivid process of creation also the material which is been created itself – felt in it’s individual form and colour – are the motivation of my work and are described in this book. Different chapters classified by colour and theme shall motivate and inspire to create new individual felt objects and go for new paths in the designing of interiors.









Marlène Lang, Fabia Denninger


Felt and industrial felt objects. Some with instructions.
Haupt Verlag, Schweiz, 2005.
ISBN 3-258-06850-X