Sibylle Jazra was born in Heidelberg, raised in Osnabrück and educated in Münster, Enschede and Amsterdam / Netherlands where she graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. She skipped school for a short trip to South America (Columbia) together with her Syrian father, learned to play Clarinet and likes to play Volleyball. She was trying out rowing, did Propdesign for a movie production in Cologne, got herself several pets, tried out to smoke, but didn´t like it, tried out to be short-haired, but didn´t like it either, was sculpting in Pietrasanta / Italy and travelled Canada, before she moved to Berlin, where she is currently living and working. 

Grants/Awards:
working grant Künstlergut Prösitz e.V. May / June 2017
working grant Art Residence Aley, Beirut, Lebanon, 2013
Selected for XVI. German International Grafic Triennal, Kunstverein zu Frechen e.V., 2011
working grant in Enschede, Netherlands, 2005

Selected Soloexhibitions:
Sonntag, curated by April Gertler and Adrian Schiesser, Berlin 2017
Heroes among losers, Larry's show, Berlin 2016
Premaster Budding Blaster Theory (Ethno Style),
BERLIN WEEKLY, July 2013
was außen glänzt und innen hohl ist, Kunstverein Heidenheim, (publication), 2010
Du weisst doch gar nicht, was hier los ist. Du bist ja anderweitig beschäftigt, weissfaktor -contemporary artspace, Berlin, 2009
Propellerpunk, Stadtgalerie Osnabrueck (publication), 2005
de gast uit Enschede, Kunstzentrum Hengelo/Ateliers93, Netherlands, 2005
cosmic, Heinrich Boell foundation, Rostock, 2004
Planet der Frauen, Club der polnischen Versager, Berlin, 2001
 
Groupexhibitions (Selection):

silent empireFunkhaus Berlin, part of Berlin Art Week 2017
living room, tête Berlin, 2017
If this then that 2, LAGE EGAL OFF SITE, curated by Pierre Granoux, Berlin, 2017
Elastic collisions, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2017
the artist as curator`s art vol.VI, Schaufenster - Raum für Kunst, Berlin, Oct. 22nd, 2016 curated by Jan Kage
Sie müssen keine Meinung haben, seien Sie einfach nur schön!, Schaufenster - Raum für Kunst, Berlin, 2016
Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin, curated by Janine Eggert, Sibylle Jazra, Marte Kiessling and Christopher Sage, with works by Christian Jankowski, Eli Cortiñas, Zoë Claire Miller, Jonas Burgert Michael Sailstorfer, Jorinde Voigt, Annette Kelm and more, Berlin 2015
Moabit Mash up, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, 2015
Grand Final, Lady Fitness Contemporary, Berlin, 2015
zum Zufall, Kunsthaus Potsdam, 2014 (publication)
About sculpture #5, the shape of things to come, Lady Fitness Contemporary, Berlin, 2014
noetics and the red room, Kunstverein croxhapox, Gent, Belgium, 2014
in a wilderness of mirrors, Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, 2014
Dutch Courage for 48 Stdn Neukölln, initiated by Janine Eggert, Marte Kiessling, Christopher Sage, Phillip Ricklefs, Berlin, 2014
Kunststoff Syrien 2014, Forum Factory Berlin, 2014
Art Residence Aley, Aley Lebanon, 2013
#Cluster, Lage Egal Berlin, 2013
nervus rerum, Galerie Thomas Craemer Berlin, 2012
Form from Function, REH Kunst Berlin, 2012
„the humans are dead,“ Kreuzberg Pavillon @documenta, Kassel, 2012
Alpha, Gloria Berlin, 2012 (duo)
Looking skywards in a superstore. ROKKAS showroom, Berlin, 2012
3rd anniversary exhibition Tape No. 19, Tape Modern Berlin, 2011
Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst Trier e.V., 2011
XVI. Deutsche Internationale Grafiktriennale, Kunstverein zu Frechen (publication), 2011
Push, RC de ruimte, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010
Studio 54 and guests, the Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, 2010
Tease Artfair Cologne, Cologne, 2007
match of the day, Galerie im Koernerpark, Berlin, 2006
Wahlverwandtschaften, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrueck (publication), 2006
3. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena, Berlin (publication), 2006
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrueck, 2006
Propellerpunk, Stadtgalerie Osnabrueck, 2005 (solo)
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrueck (publication), 2003
Gewapend Behang, Bijlmerflat Florijn, Amsterdam,Netherlands, 1998
Werkspoormuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1997
Boter bij de vis, Frieshuis Amerika, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1997

Curatorial:
silent empire Sound Chamber of Funkhaus Berlin, cocurated with Janine Eggert, Berlin, 2017
elastic collisions Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, cocurated with Janine Eggert Marte Kiessling, Peter Kozek and Christopher Sage, Vienna, 2017
Sie müssen keine Meinung haben, seien Sie einfach nur schön!, Schaufenster - Raum für Kunst, Berlin, 2016
Arcadia Unbound, cocurated with Janine Eggert, Marte Kiessling and Christopher Sage, Funkhaus Berlin, Berlin, 2015

Publications:
"zum Zufall," Kunsthaus Potsdam, Potsdam, 2014
"happy identity," Galerie Thomas Crämer Berlin (solo), Berlin, 2013
XVI. German International Grafic Triennal Frechen, Kunstverein zu Frechen e.V., Frechen, 2011
„ Was außen glänzt und innen hohl ist,“ Kunstverein Heidenheim (solo), Heidenheim, 2010
Tease Art Fair, Cologne, Cologne, 2007
3. Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, 2006
„Wahlverwandtschaften, „ Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche Osnabrueck, 2006
„Propellerpunk,“ Stadtgalerie Osnabrueck (solo), 2005
Final show department of sculpture, Gerrit Rietveld Akademie Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998
 
 Projects:
silent empire Sound Chamber of Funkhaus Berlin, international exhibition project, with Anselm Reyle, John Bock, Thomas Zipp, Antonia Low and many more, Berlin, 2017
Arcadia Unbound  Funkhaus Berlin
international exhibition project, with works by Michael Sailstorfer, Christian Jankowski, Jorinde Voigt, Annette Kelm and many more, Berlin, 2015
Kunststoff Syrien 2014 in cooperation with kulturvertretung, Berlin 2014
weissfaktor- contemporary artspace
in cooperation with Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche Osnabrueck, Berlin / Osnabrueck, 2005 - 2009
 
Education:
BFA, 1998, Gerrit Rietveld Akademie Amsterdam, Netherlands
AKI, Akademie voor beeldende kunst en vormgeving Enschede, Netherlands